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We're going to the movies and we want you there too!

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Friends, geeks, cinephiles lend me your eyes? Pretty sure that's how that goes. Anyway, moving on, we'd like to try something we've never done before, but it'll need some help from you guys. We're looking at establishing a Geek of Oz film club; one that either meets up in person for a film or we all watch it on our Pat Malone and then come together to discuss things here on the site. Hopefully you're like me and just love discussing cinema with like-minded folk.

At this stage all I'd really like to know is if people are at all interested in a film club of sorts. We'd be aiming at catching one film a month at first to see how that goes and maybe increase depending on schedules and what not. I'd like to see this as an opportunity for people to see films they may not otherwise get a chance to see.

If we're meeting up in person I'd be aiming to do so at either Dendy Cinemas in Newtown or one of the Palace Cinemas in Sydney, given they've b…

Must see films for blokey blokes who like being blokes

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When you’ve (shamefully) watched one too many episodes of The Bachelor and need to feel like a man again, we suggest kicking back and watching true manliness unfold before you. To celebrate the release of new man-flick 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Banghazi on February 25, we have created this essential, must-watch list of movies for men.
13 Hours

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. This film has everything you need: explosions, bravery and a true story to boot!


Iron Man

We’ll probably never be as suave or witty as Tony Stark, but we sure can dream! Watch Iron Man for your dose of super-hero manliness and crime-fighting goodness; not to mention that he *almost* always gets the girl.
The Godfather


You won’t get a better manly master than Don Vito Corleone. People fear and respect him because he runs the most violent family business of all time. We think it’s best to just watch the fi…

READ, WATCH, PLAY! EPISODE FIFTHTEEN: TWO GUYS, NO GIRL, AND A SUPERHERO FLICK

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Stu and I take over this week's episode for another one of our cinematic adventure reviews. This time we watch the latest Fox Studios Marvel Film, Deadpool!

We're gonna be honest with you (as the Geek of Oz crew is on all things) we loved the film. So have a listen to us discuss how much we loved and laughed at the film.

We try to not delve into spoilers too much in this episode, and we also discuss some of the origins of Deadpool from the various Marvel comic books he has featured in.

In our excitement recording this podcast episode some bad language may have been used, apologies in advance.

As always it would make our day if you could take a couple of minutes to rate and reviews us on iTunes or drop us some feedback below! Really keen to have your input in the show.

Enjoy!

-Billy


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Across the Nightingale Floor - Review

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Fourteen years since its initial publication, Across the Nightingale Floor is a calm, measured book. It's the kind of fantasy unconcerned with frenetic plotting and frequent action, preferring to channel its energy into developing compelling characters, multifaceted politics and a sprawling world inspired by the real feudal Japan. Though it's been a beloved Australian classic for the better part of two decades, I'm only now experiencing Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori for the first time. This is thanks in part to the recent re-release of Hearn's series in gorgeous new covers, but also because the prequel series, The Tale of Shikanoko, set three hundred years before Otori, begins in March 2016. So before seeing where everything begins in the fictional world, it's good to go back to the beginning in the real one.

The Three Countries are ruled by the Clans. After escaping the destruction of his village and the murder of his family, the young boy Tomasu is rescued …

Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning - Review

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It's getting to the point where I almost can't write reviews about Brandon Sanderson's work anymore. Even the slightly riskier of his recent narrative ventures - like the experimental Legion: Skin Deep - end up paying rich dividends, to say nothing of his thoroughly entertaining doorstopper material in The Stormlight Archive. There's only so many ways a reviewer can praise an author's work before it almost becomes a find-and-replace with the newer book's title on the old review.

Like with last year's Shadows of Self, we've been spoiled with yet another exciting, layered, thought-provoking and just plain fun entry in the Mistborn series. The Bands of Mourning picks up six months after Shadows, with Wax still reeling from the last book's devastating emotional gut punch. He's yanked from his attempted convalescence by the kandra, who've discovered the possible whereabouts of the most powerful weapon in Mistborn history - the titular Bands of Mo…

READ, WATCH, PLAY! EPISODE FOURTEEN: WE'RE BACK!

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So it's been a little while....

Due to the busyness of the Christmas/ New year period plus some poorly timed technical difficulties It's been far too long between podcasts. But hey we're back now, ready to delight your ears for another year with our bullshit-laced pop-culture  ramblings.

This episode we talk about our favourite things from last year and look forward to all the read/watch/play fun 2016 has to offer. We recorded this episode mid-January so although it might be a bit dated we had a whole lot of fun recording it and wanted to share it with you all.

Enjoy!

-Christof


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SCARE CAMPAIGN TRAILER

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Check out the trailer for SCARE CAMPAIGN, the upcoming horror feature from the Cairnes brothers (100 BLOODY ACRES). The film stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit), Meegan Warner (Turn), Ian Meadows (The Moodys) and Josh Quong Tart (Underbelly) as well as legendary Australian actor Sigrid Thornton (Sea Change).
Popular TV prank show, SCARE CAMPAIGN, has been entertaining audiences for the last five years with its mix of old school scares and hidden camera fun. But as we enter a new age of online TV, the producers find themselves up against a hard-edged web series which makes their show look decidedly quaint. It's time to up the ante, but will the team go too far this time, and are they about to prank the wrong guy?
'Careful Who You Prank'
You can catch SCARE CAMPAIGN at the following screenings:

Dendy Cinemas, Newtown – 14th February (anti-Valentines showing)Dendy Cinemas, Canberra – 14th February (anti-Valentines showing)Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, Beechworth – 12th March Ade…