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4 Stupid Mistakes That Turned Ordinary People Into Super Villains

By Gabriel LaksMay 26, 2014
Super villains are everywhere now: comic books, TV, toys, lunchboxes, and, especially, movies. It’s not surprising. Today is the Age Of Geek, and what do geeks like to see more than a good bad guy? It's only May and already our summer movies have shown ... More  →
4 Stupid Mistakes That Turned Ordinary People Into Super Villains

Why Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Are The Best Geek Couple

By Gabriel LaksMay 1, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes out this Friday, so you know what time of year it is:  time to wear Spider-Man pajamas in public without anyone giving you weird looks time to watch Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield be absolutely adorable! ... More  →
Why Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Are The Best Geek Couple

What It's Like To Go To A Frozen Sing-Along

By Gabriel LaksFebruary 5, 2014
Everyone is talking. Wait, scratch that—almost everyone is talking and a select few are already singing. Eye popping film trailers are projected onto the screen in front of us but none merit much attention, save for The Lego Movie which has us all in stitches for ... More  →
What It's Like To Go To A Frozen Sing-Along

What If Geeks Ran The Oscars?

By Gabriel LaksJanuary 21, 2014
The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced this past Thursday, and while the content of the nominated films was (mostly) wonderful and surprising, the arrangement of the nominations was pretty much a retread of what we get every year: a few IMPORTANT™ films, a couple big ... More  →
What If Geeks Ran The Oscars?

Fall And Winter Movie Trailers That Have Us Psyched

By Gabriel LaksJuly 8, 2013
It’s hard to believe that we’re already almost halfway through the summer movie season. Was it really all that long ago we were waiting with baited breath for Iron Man 3, Man Of Steel, and Star Trek Into Darkness?  Before you know it summer will ... More  →
Fall And Winter Movie Trailers That Have Us Psyched

Matt Smith Is Leaving Doctor Who

By Gabriel LaksJune 1, 2013
In decidedly uncool news, Matt Smith has announced that he will be leaving Doctor Who at the end of this year.  He will star in November’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special before making his final appearance as the Eleventh Doctor in the show’s Christmas Special. ... More  →
Matt Smith Is Leaving Doctor Who

Check Out The Trailer For The World's End!

By Gabriel LaksMay 8, 2013
GuysguysguysguysguysguysguysGUYS! After a long six-year wait the final film of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright's Blood And Ice Cream Trilogy (or the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy if you're all classy like) is almost upon us. If you're as big a fan of Shaun Of ... More  →
Check Out The Trailer For The World's End!

A Doctor Who n00b Watches Season 4 & The Specials (SPOILERS)

By Gabriel LaksMay 1, 2013
Doctor Who is, by design, a show of grand scale, but the fourth season saw that scale ticked up to 11.  After averting disaster aboard the spaceship Titanic, the Doctor (Tennant) reunites with Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and whisks her off to a series of ... More  →
A Doctor Who n00b Watches Season 4 & The Specials (SPOILERS)

A Doctor Who n00b Watches Series 3 (SPOILERS)

By Gabriel LaksApril 15, 2013
Last we saw the Doctor (David Tennant) at the end of series two, he had just said his goodbyes to Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) in spectacularly heartbreaking fashion before immediately confronting an intruder aboard the Tardis—the befuddled and betrothed Donna Noble (Catherine Tate).  And so ... More  →
A Doctor Who n00b Watches Series 3 (SPOILERS)

A Doctor Who N00b Watches Season 2 (SPOILERS)

By Gabriel LaksFebruary 20, 2013
A few weeks back, when I posted a poll for Masterminds to decide what piece of entertainment I would dive into I was expecting a pretty close competition.  What I was absolutely not expecting was a complete bloodbath, with Doctor Who standing victorious over a ... More  →
A Doctor Who N00b Watches Season 2 (SPOILERS)
About the Author
Gabriel Laks

Gabriel Laks is a Seattle born and New York-based writer and director. His work has been featured in such places as College Humor and Channel 101, and his writing has been quoted in The New Yorker. Gabriel currently resides in Brooklyn, in an apartment filled to the brim with Adam West Batman memorabilia.

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