Wednesday, December 31, 2014


2014 was a strong year for horror. Surprising very few big budget zombie flicks. Trends may be turning, but don't tell that to the indies. 5,000,000 low budget zombie films are unleashed on the public every day. Give or take a few.

If you are curious:

Check out the four personalities that made Geexplosion's 2014 .

Check out the 2013 list .



The Babadook

The Sacrament



Life After Beth

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

Deliver Us From Evil

Housebound

The Green Inferno

Nurse 3D




Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Tusk

Ouija

Leprechaun Origins

Voodoo Possession

SX_Tape

The Pyramid

American Burger

Devil's Due

Delivery: The Beast Within




Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Butch Reed, Woman, and Ron Simmons
DOOM was formed when Ron Simmons (Farooq in the WWF) was teamed with Butch Reed. In 1989, Woman, turned on Rick and Scott Steiner, The Steiner Brothers, and declared that they would meet their DOOM at .

This Doom, a masked Simmons and Reed, won their first match at the Havoc. From '89 until '91 Doom made their mark in the NWA and then WCW.

Two years is not long in the life of some tag teams, but while they were around Doom made an impression. You could not help but marvel at the physicality of these two men. Both were billed at 6'2" and had a combined weight of 535 lbs. From their appearance all of that 535 was muscle.

Woman eventually left them, as all women do, to take on the managerial role for The Four Horsemen. Who could blame her though? When you get a chance to align with the Four Freaking Horsemen you say, "Yes, thank you," and get to managing.

Doom was then managed by one of my least favorite wrestling personalities: former referee and general annoying a-hole, Teddy Long.

Letting Doom take the occasional win against the highly pushed Steiner Brothers really helped cement their role as a bad ass duo. It was inevitable that WCW would split them up and pit Reed against Simmons. Simmons turned face and Reed, along with Teddy Long, went heel.

The feud was brief and ended at Superbrawl I when the two competed in a Thunder-Doom match. The Thunder-Doom match was just a steel cage match. Simmons pinned Reed and Reed left the company soon after.

This split worked out in Simmon's favor as he became the first African American WCW World Heavyweight Champion in '92. The WWE recognizes Ron Simmons as the first black world heavyweight champion in professional wrestling history.



August 2, 1992. Simmons wins WCW Gold!



PWI (Pro-Wrestling Illustrated) ranked Doom # 91 of the best 100 tag teams of the PWI Years.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy Birthday, Stanley Martin Lieber!
December 28, 1922

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Okay, so, I may be the only person in the Geex Universe to just now watch Guardians of the Galaxy . I make no apologies as I have been locked away in an asylum for months. When the opportunities arise one must be like a bunny and hop on board. That is exactly what I did.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
PG-13, Film, 122 Minutes
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Dir: James Gunn

The Synopsis: A group of unlikely anti-heroes are brought together to stop to stop a galactic war and possibly the complete destruction of the universe.

The Pro:

The music. The late 70s, early 80s music was used to maximum perfection in a space opera. Nice, nay GREAT, touch.

The special effects. I think for the budget, which was huge, 170 million, but not crazy huge for the effects put on screen. And, everything made sense. It wasn't CG for the sake of CG (Pay attention George Lucas). By contrast, the budget for The Lone Ranger was 225 million.... let that sink in.

Zoe Saldana. Zoe is never a bad choice. She has a great mix of beauty, grace, and fierceness that makes her a believable action heroine.

Groot. Obviously a huge fan favorite. Anyone who likes the movie but hates Groot please comment and tell how that is possible.

The Con:

Glenn Close?

No Nova! Just Nova Corp? Anyone that knows me, or has read some of my comic articles, knows my feelings on .

The Procon:

Some of the characters were not quite the way I remember them from my childhood. Yondu is a blue heroic archer from a backwater, forest planet. Like a furless, human sized Ewok; he was not a space pirate/scavenger ahole. But... he was actually much cooler in the movie. You gotta give and take in this crazy world.

The Verdict:

Would I recommend this film? Absolutely. I loved it. The first Marvel movie that I have really, really enjoyed. I wanted to like Iron Man ... I wanted to like Thor ... those are two of my favorites from way back. Just couldn't. Every Iron Man is progressively worse. I had no hopes for Guardians of the Galaxy , especially after seeing that it wasn't even the real Guardians, just something Marvel tossed together in the last few years. I just could not understand why Marvel would risk 180 million dollars on a property no one has heard of or even cares about.... whoever gave the thumbs up was a genius. I suspect James Gunn as director was a really, really good choice. Obviously it wasn't a bad decision to the tune of 768 million bucks worldwide.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

I am a sucker for ice and snow movies. I can't tell you how many times I've watched The Day After Tomorror and it is a terrible movie. Could I dare passing on a movie with the name Christmas Icetastrophy? I think not.

Christmas Icetastrophe (2014)
aka Christmas Icetastrophy aka Icetastrophe
NR, Television, 83 Minutes
Science Fiction
Dir: Johnathan Winfrey

Synopsis: (from IMDB) A meteorite brings ice and freezing temperatures, which threatens to harm the residents of a small town at Christmas.

Pro:

I thought the acting was pretty good. Better than this movie probably deserved, particularly from the following:Victor Webster as Charlie Ratchet, Richard Harmon as Tim Ratchet, and Tiera Skovbye as Marley Crooge.

A Syfy channel movie... that as far as I can tell... is not an Asylum movie. I may be wrong, feel free to email me and point out my deficiencies.

Con:

I really didn't care for the clever play on the Christmas Carol names. Tim Ratchet instead of Tim Cratchit or Ben Crooge instead of Ebenezer Scrooge. Marley Crooge. Not clever enough.

Procon:

The special effects were passable, but did a huge ice protrusion really have to explode out of the ground every five minutes and, with pinpoint accuracy, kill any rescuer that might have been brave, or stupid, enough to volunteer their aid?

The Verdict:

Would I recommend this film? Maybe. Please don't hate me. I will tell you right away that you should know better just from the title. Typically I hate Syfy's original movies, but I liked this one enough to watch it all the way through. Now, I have admitted to having an unnatural fondness for movies with ice or snow disasters so take my tepid maybe as you will.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014