Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
And as corny as it looks, I unashamedly admit that I would so watch this if it were ever actually made.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Now, the Muppets and the creators of the new 'The Muppets' movie have taken advantage of the Google+ Hangout feature to bring us another new video promoting the movie. This time, the gang chats about making the movie and gives some great laughs in the process.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
And while I don't have any AMC theaters in my vicinity, I saw this cell-phone advert while I was searching YouTube for the new trailer and I absolutely adore it!
Are you as excited as I am about a new Muppet movie? No... I guess not. How could you be? So... are you "almost" as excited as I am?
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Adidas will be releasing limited edition Kermit the Frog sneakers. They'll be available through City Sole as early as late October and in stores during the month of November.
These would be perfect to wear with my Kermit tee when I go opening day to see 'The Muppets'! So... if you're looking for gift ideas for your humble writer... (hint hint)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Don't want to wait until next week to hear the muppety goodness? Now you don't have to! Thanks to NPR, you can hear the entire album via the magic of online streaming!
I know what's going to be the soundtrack for my writing this week.
|The Muppet gang with Weezer|
And preorder the album from Amazon here: Muppets: The Green Album
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
For now, all other writings (Muppets, Game of Thrones, video games, and other random goodness) will still be featured here on Hyde and Geek... unless you know of, or are, someone looking for a writer who has expertise on these subjects. If so, drop me an e-mail to email@example.com
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Before I gush more, The Muppet Mindset today shows us some another theatrical poster and theater standee. These show more of stars Jason Segel and Amy Adams than the previous set of posters that were released.
After basking in the muppety goodness, you can head over to The Muppet Mindset for a list of all the muppets shown if you can't pick them out on your own.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Check out the official announcement video after the jump if you want to see more details like the sounds, a great closeup of the C-3PO controller, and a few clips of the Star Wars Kinect game.
The Knights of Badassdom official site
The Knights of Badassdom on Facebook
Marvel Comics' film version of The Avengers has really been amping up the excitement the past few months. Both Thor and Captain America have post-credits button teasers for the new film. Now Marvel has released seven beautiful character posters for the film at SDCC. The posters feature the main Avengers characters in all their glory! What do you think?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Feel free to discuss in the comments. Also, titles will be added as they are officially announced by DC.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Hyde and Geek Kids Need to Read Tweetathon prizes are...
$100 ThinkGeek gift certificates: Amy Ratcliffe, Chris C. and Shane and Sarah
(2) 2-day Geek Girl Con weekend passes: Annie Boyle
Geek Soap prize pack: A CS Supporter of Reading
Luxury Lane Soap prize pack: J2Metal
Little Professor Book Center prize pack: Minimate Factory
Crossed Genres prize pack: LukaIsntLuka
Geeky Knit brown toque: Karen Zadina
Geeky Knit Ravenclaw toque: shinyswoots
CthulhuChick Tiny Cthulhu: JentheTiny
Jayne Cobb hat from Wobbly Wear: SpaceMonkeyX
The Real Ghostbusters vol. 1 DVD from Hyde and Geek: Kelly Redwine
And remember that all prize winners get official Hyde and Geek buttons from Who's Got the Button?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The 2011 Hyde and Geek / Kids Need to Read 36 Hour Tweetathon is officially over with a final tally of $1354.
Thank you to everyone who donated, retweeted, blogged, and otherwise helped out. Thank you to the wonderful sponsors who donated prizes. This event was a spectacular success! For those who donated, I will use the random number generator at random.org to select prize winners and those winners will be emailed this coming weekend. I will make a public announcement of all the prize winners on the this blog on Monday, May 23. For now... I'm off to get some much needed sleep! G'nite all!
Note: The donation page will still accept donations for a limited time, but the official Tweetathon is OVER and new donations will NOT be eligible for prizes.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Join in the fun by following @hydeandgeek on Twitter now!
CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL DONATION PAGE
So what exactly is this 36 Hour Tweetathon?
Good question! The Tweetathon is a geek-centric charity event to benefit Kids Need to Read. KNTR is an awesome charity organization that gives books to needy libraries, reading programs, and sponsors those same programs. The way that the Tweetathon works is that I'll be tweeting at least once every 10 minutes from now until midnight on Friday, May 20th (all times Eastern) on my Twitter account at @hydeandgeek to raise both money and awareness for KNTR. You can help out by donating or by retweeting, blogging, Facebooking, e-mailing, and spreading the word about the event however you can. The bonus? YOU CAN WIN SWEET PRIZES! (For a full list of how and what you can win, check out the Prize page.)
What can you expect during the event?
I will be posting geeky goodness all around. I will post photos, links, maybe do some livetweeting commentary on some Instant Netflix movies (with fellow Twitter-folk joining in I'm sure). It'll be a blast! If you're tweeting about the event, use the hashtag #36hourtweetathon so that everyone can follow along.
Better yet... you can help out a great cause by donating to Kids Need to Read!
For full details, check out the 36 Hour Tweetathon FAQ page and our official list of sponsors.
The 36 Hour Tweetathon Donation Page
Kids Need to Read
Kids Need to Read on Twitter
Kids Need to Read on Facebook
Hyde and Geek on Twitter
Hyde and Geek on Facebook
Friday, May 6, 2011
You can check out the full list of prizes below!
Find out about the Tweetathon, Kids Need to Read by reading the FAQ!
So how do you win these spectacular prizes? You win them by donating to the Tweetathon. If you wish to be entered to win prizes DO NOT click the box to hide your e-mail address from the page creator when donating. This information will only go to me for prize purposes and will NOT be seen by the public. However, if you hide your e-mail address, you will not be eligible for prizes as I won't have any way to contact you. After the Tweetathon ends on Friday at midnight, I will use a random number generator to select the winners from everyone who donated and left their e-mail address.
And, while you're here, don't forget to check out the list of awesome geeky sponsors and, of course, Kids Need to Read.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
When I was a boy,
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
For those who missed out on the fun in 2010, I'll recap the basic idea. (More details can be found in the FAQ.) I will be sitting in front of my computer for 36 hours straight and tweeting at least once every 10 minutes for the duration of that time to encourage people to donate money to Kids Need to Read through a charity page that will be set up specifically for the Tweetathon. What will I do for 36 hours? That's sort of random. Last year, I asked geek trivia questions, posted photos (some of them embarrassing) and made a general fool of myself. This year, well... we'll just see how it goes, shall we?
Just be sure to follow me on Twitter so you don't miss out on all the geeky fun!
As for why, I would do this... it's because, as an avid reader and future teacher, I absolutely love the ideas behind Kids Need to Read. If you haven't head of them before, Kids Need to Read is a charity organization that provides books and reading programs to underfunded libraries, schools, and literacy programs. (For the Browncoats among you, it was co-founded by none other than Capt. Tightpants himself, Firefly's Nathan Fillion!) To find out more about KNTR, check out the Tweetathon FAQ or visit the KNTR official site.
I had a blast in 2010 and, with the help of a lot of awesome geeks on Twitter, raised nearly $2000 for Kids Need to Read! The 2011 Tweetathon is going to be bigger and better all around! I have prizes lined up from all sorts of geeky outlets around the world! (Click here for the full list of sponsors.) "What sort of prizes?" you ask. I will be posting a full list of prizes very soon.
That's it for now. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.
Hyde and Geek on Twitter
Kids Need to Read
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
But this morning, YouTube user GinnyisaPrincess flat out owned any and all parodies I've seen thus far with her Harry Potter spoof called Ravenclaws.
What better line to get stuck in your head than: "What the Hell is a Hufflepuff?"
However, I have been posting lots of awesome photos over at the Tumblr blog that I set up as a sort of little sister to this one. Check it out. I'm sure you'll find something there that will make you laugh.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I'll hold my breath since I've been burned by horrible films with awesome trailers before but the Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer is here. What are your thoughts?
www.apeswillrise.com (official site from 20th century fox)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
|Poster Art by Mark Welser|
Set in the rural snow-covered countryside of Erie, PA, The Weeping Woman follows the tale of Harry, a businessman who takes a shortcut and has a fateful encounter with the titular weeping woman.
The cast includes Stephen Geoffreys (Fright Night's Evil Ed) and newcomer Melissa Bostaph with special effects from "Monster" Mark Kosobucki (Bloody Inheritance) and a haunting score from Fabio Frizzi (The Beyond).
As an avid fan of anthology shows like The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, I've always been a fan of short films. The format allows for some great creepy tales that wouldn't benefit from the feature length expansions. (Check out some of Stephen King's films and you'll see what I mean.)
Steensland has proven time and time again that he is a master behind the camera. He gets shots into his short films that one would might expect from bigger-budget fare and The Weeping Woman is no exception. That great cinematography, combined with the snow-covered on-location filming and Frizzi's eerie score make for a film that the above mentioned shows would have been proud to include in their libraries.
There are not very many characters in The Weeping Woman but the few that are seen are very well done. The main character Harry is played by Stephen Geoffreys, best known for corny sidekick roles in 80s horror flicks like Fright Night and 976-EVIL. In The Weeping Woman, Geoffreys takes some leaps into a slightly more serious role, even though he lets that cornball side slip into the film's opening sequence. The creepy "weeping woman" is played by actress Melissa Bostaph in her premiere role. She does a great job of portraying a creepy, ghostlike hag that I definitely wouldn't want to run into on some lonely snow-covered night.
I won't give too much of the story away since The Weeping Woman will be making the film festival circuit throughout 2011, but if you get the chance to check it out, you won't be sorry.
Update: You'll get your first chance to catch the film with the world premiere at Motor City Nightmares (April 15-17).
Update 31 March 2011: Check out the teaser trailer for the film (with a blurb from "you know who")...
Mark Steensland - official site
Paul Kane - official site
Mark Kosobucki - official site
Mark Kosobucki - Twitter
Mark Welser - official site
Monday, March 21, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
If it weren't for Japan, we'd have no Nintendo, anime, giant robots, Godzilla, or sushi. In case you've been living under a rock (or stuck playing the latest Call of Duty) for the past week, Japan was recently devestated by an enormous 8.9 earthquake, followed by many aftershocks and tsunamis with death tolls currently topping at over 10,000. It is now in threat of a nuclear meltdown.
In reponse, our good friends at The Geek Girls Network have teamed up with Mercy Corps to help aid Japan in its time of need.
I saw the strength and passion of my fellow geeks last season with my Kids Need to Read tweetathon so I know that we can do this! Let's help 'em out!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Here's a cute little ditty that about the girls who hang out at libraries and bookstores.
I have a feeling that this one will go viral. It's just too awesome not to.
Check out the rest of musician Reina del Cid's videos on her YouTube channel.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
That said, since you're here and you've read this far, I'll take a moment to recommend a great book for your reading lists. I just finished reading Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth. This is the second book of a trilogy that's set in an alternate history during World War I. It revolves around a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to join the British Air Service and a young prince who is fleeing his homeland after his parents were assassinated. The cool part? It mixes in a lot of steampunk and sci-fi elements. In this alternate world, the British (and a few other countries ) have developed a science of changing and/or combining animals into new lifeforms. These new lifeforms, called beasties in the slang of the novel, are used for everything from communication (as is the case with messenger lizards which can mimic human language and run messages back and forth) to military vehicles (as the great flying whale-hybrid Leviathan of the series title). These beastie countries are at odds with the "clankers" of Germany and Austria where science has developed along a mechanical path rather than biological. These countries have great zeppelin airships, giant robot walkers, and cannons that fire electricity. Naturally, the plot (which I won't ruin here) brings these opposing forces into conflict and the main characters are constantly astride the dividing line between both of these worlds. To top it off, the novels are illustrated with stunning art from Keith Thompson. If you're into steampunk, sci-fi, rousing adventure, romance, comedy, or just a damned good read, you could do a sight worse than Westerfeld's novels.
That's it, gang! Go read. I know that's probably what I'll be doing instead of sleeping.
A video trailer for the first book in the Leviathan series:
The official Scott Westerfeld site
Scott Westerfeld on Twitter
Keith Thompson's official site
Friday, March 11, 2011
This fan-made tribute to Joss Whedon's Firefly is brilliant!
Spoiler warning: The lyrics contain a spoiler if you haven't seen the film Serenity.
Other than that... enjoy the Browncoat goodness!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
As a fan of James Gunn and comic books, I've been following his superhero comedy Super closely. The premise seems a lot like Kick-Ass in that it's about normal people trying to be superheroes. In this case, the normal people are Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Ellen Page (Inception). There've been a few clips floating around the web but nothing has gotten me as excited as the first real trailer that was recently released!
What are your thoughts?
Dwight Schrute + Juno + Capt. Hammer + that guy from Footloose = WINNING!
Here's the trailer (possibly NSFW)...
And to save you some YouTube searching, here are the other clips...
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Entertainment Weekly just released an awesome high-res pic of Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull from the upcoming Captain America film. I expected Marvel to keep more of a lid on the iconic villain's actual image but, I must say... if this were my villain, I'd want to show him off too!
Captain America hits theaters July 22.
Monday, February 28, 2011
When I started Hyde and Geek some years ago, it was intended as a break from what I'd done before. My previous online presence, through websites and blogs, was always devoted to a single theme or genre each time. My first website was about comic books, my second was Godzilla, and my third was horror movie reviews. Over time, I decided that I wanted something that would allow me to stretch my geeky little fingers into everything that I was interested in and not be confined by a single theme. Thus, Hyde and Geek was born.
As I look back over all the posts on this site, I see that I have posted news and random goodness and that reflects my interests in a much better way than what I've done in the past... but it's still very limited. I have recently been considering posting some of my writings here as opposed to simply posting geek news, videos, and the like. These writings will most likely be random bits of personal commentary along with some fiction and whatever else that I care to share. (For the interested, I've started sharing random photos and videos on my Tumblr to keep them from bleeding into this main blog.)
I haven't decided when, what, or if I'll start posting these writings but I wanted to give my readers here a heads-up in case some random posts show up that aren't necessarily geek news. It's still me folks. It's just a different side of me. I prefer to think of it as the Mr. Hyde to my Dr. Geek.
I've had (and still have) mixed feelings about Cartoon Network's upcoming anime-inspired Thundercats reboot. Lion-o just seems too young and small to me. However, this recently aired teaser trailer has actually gotten me excited. I'm still not sold 100% but damn! It does look good!
What are your thoughts?
Thursday, February 17, 2011
When Syfy's Warehouse 13 returns this summer, Pete will have a new partner. Smallville's Aaron Ashmore (Jimmy Olsen) has reportedly signed on to play "Steve Jinks, ATF agent with the ability to tell when someone is lying" according to Inside TV's James Hibbard.
Do you think Ashmore will be a good fit for Mrs. Frederic's warehouse team?
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I used to read X-Men religiously back in the Claremont days of the '80s. Yeah. I'm showing my age there. That said, I haven't been a huge fan of the X-Men movie franchise. They each had their good moments (the appearance of Nightcrawler being my personal favorite) but were all too uneven for my tastes.
Yesterday, the first trailer was released for X-Men: First Class. The new film is a prequel that details the early days of young mutants Charles Xavier (Prof. X) and Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) during their college years in the turbulent 1960s. Personally, I like the look of this one. The classic yellow and blue costumes look amazing! Also, the fact that they chose to leave out the much-overused Wolverine is a huge plus.
What are your thoughts?
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Last season's Tweetathon was such a success that I've decided to do it again! In fact, I'm considering making it an annual event. But to the point of this post...
Last year, my good Twitter-pal, Brian Truitt of USA Weekend helped me out by giving away a copy of The Losers on DVD to one random Twitter-ite who helped to promote the Tweetathon through some retweets. So, as I began planning this year's event, I thought to myself "What if other geeks and friends would like to help out by giving prizes?"
That's where you come in.
I'm looking to geeky businesses of all stripes who would like to help out a great cause and get exposure for their business at the same time. What I'm looking for are prize donations of any sort that I can give away during and after the Tweetathon. This can be anything from gift baskets, samples of your wares, gift cards, random junk you have lying around your office, or just about anything else you can think of that somebody out there might want. In return, you'll get the name of your business plastered all over the charity page once I set that up, this blog as I post about the event, your name and business promoted throughout the Tweetathon, and my eternal and undying gratitude.
I'm also looking for anyone who has a blog, a website, Facebook, Twitter, or any other online soapbox who would be willing to help me promote this thing so that we can blow it out of the water again!
If any of the above sounds like you, send an e-mail to Scott (that's me) at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me at @hydeandgeek on Twitter.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Here's one of the commercials from the upcoming Superbowl XLV and it, as is expected, awesome!
Bonus: It's Star Wars! Enjoy!
Monday, January 24, 2011
If anything could make me break my self-imposed scholarly sabbatical from blogging it's Mortal Kombat. It looks like 2011 is going to be the year that this long-suffering franchise returns to the glorious (and gory) form that we'd expect. Back in June of last year, I posted this trailer for what was then tentatively titled Mortal Kombat 9. It seems as if the title is now just Mortal Kombat and reports are saying that it's a reboot of the entire series. I'm not sure if this means it's going back to the Enter the Dragon storyline of the first (one can only hope) but it does look bad-ass! Below are the latest trailer and a new gameplay video. The game is set for a release date of March 2011 on Xbox360 and Playstation 3.
Mortal Kombat 2011 Teaser Trailer:
Mortal Kombat Gameplay Footage:
And for PS3 Owners Only, an exclusive character...
And as if all the gameplay footage isn't enough, Geek Tyrant broke the news this morning that Warner Premiere is creating an online video series based on the short film Mortal Kombat: Rebirth that I posted HERE.
Now, they just need to set the official release date to a Mortal Monday so I can count down the days to when I need to stay home and tell everyone to bugger off while I memorize fatalities.