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Geek Girl in Hollywood: Please wait a week before spoiling

The second season of "Daredevil" was just released last weekend on Netflix. Unlike with earlier Marvel series I wasn’t home to watch the entire thing, having been speaking on panels at Wizard World Las Vegas and begging people not to tell me what happened. So, while immersed in geek culture, there...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 8:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Black Sails' is the show you should be watching

I get asked about which shows I watch. I get looks of surprise when I say “The Good Wife” since it’s not geeky. I get nods of understanding when I say “Agent Carter,” “Star Wars Rebels” and “Game of Thrones.” (The cooking shows make people laugh, but that might be because I make everything in the...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:45pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Wonder Woman as a feminist icon

When Gal Gadot was cast as Wonder Woman in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” many people were unhappy. They didn’t like the fact that she’s a model. They didn’t like the fact that she's skinny. People tend to complain about casting, no matter who gets the part. Remember when everyone was upset...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:08pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: It was great that the Oscars got serious

Did you watch last night’s Oscars? According to Twitter, you did. This one was a bit different than years past. Though the winners often speak about causes — as Patricia Arquette did last year when she spoke about equality for women — this time around there was a lot more of it.RELATED: Oscars 2016...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 3:26am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Hollywood's diversity problem is official

There's been a lot of talk about the lack of diversity in Hollywood recently. Even before the #OscarSoWhite campaign, there were movements from within Hollywood to look at how women are being hired and paid.RELATED: Geek Girl in Hollywood: It's a great time to be a nerdA new report has been...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 8:16pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The moral dilemma in 'Daredevil' Season 2

When you lose your moral code, are you still a superhero? Even if you think what you’re doing is right? Is it OK for Batman to use a gun in the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer? Is Superman a villain because he’s killed someone? We just got a new trailer for “Daredevil” Season 2, and...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Goodbye to 'The Good Wife'

If you guys read this column, you know I’m a geek. I watch geek TV, movies, read comic books and play video games. There aren’t a lot of non-geek things that grab my attention. I mean, there’s “Downton Abbey,” but enough geek sites cover it that I don’t feel like it’s too outside of my realm. The...

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 1:02am

Misogynist blogger Roosh V cancels worldwide ‘neomasculinist’ meetings

Citing attendees’ safety concerns, Roosh V, the infamous online sex and travel writer who recently wrote that rape should be legal in certain situations, has canceled his organization’s upcoming weekend meetings.Daryush Valizadeh, 36, who goes by Roosh V, said Wednesday night that hundreds of...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 6:17pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Thank you, J.K. Rowling

This past week, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed the locations of four more international wizarding schools. They are Ilvermorny in America (somewhere in New England), Mahoutokoro in Japan, Castelbruxo in Brazil and Uagadou in Africa. The announcement came from Evanna Lynch, who played...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 5:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: It's a great time to be a nerd

This past weekend, I did something I never do: I took a day off. So, what does a girl who writes about geek stuff for a living do when she’s not working? Talk about geek stuff, of course!This weekend’s geek-out was all about how many superhero/geek movies are coming out in 2016. Someone asked me...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: What Alan Rickman knew about Snape

It’s been a rough month for celebrity losses. For "Harry Potter" fans (and movie fans in general), the passing of Alan Rickman from cancer at the age of 69 was particularly difficult. His career as an actor was incredible and I’ve loved everything he’s done. But as a geek and a lover of all things...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

UPDATE: Geek Girl in Hollywood: Rey finally put in 'Star Wars' Monopoly

UPDATE:In the wake of the outcry over this subject, Hasbro has announced they will add Rey to their Monopoly edition after all. This piece was written before the about-face.You have got to be kidding. Seriously, this is a joke, right?RELATED: Geek Girl in Hollywood: Yes, boys will play with girl "...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Pre-'Star Wars' jitters

Since the day the new “Star Wars” film was announced, I’ve been thinking about what story it might tell. I’ve debated friends who are afraid to get excited because of their disappointment in the prequels. I’ve spoken out online about how Rey was missing in the toy set at Target. I’ve waited in line...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 6:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: An ode to holiday binge-watching

I love a good binge watch. I often have to do it if I’m covering a show I’ve never seen for a website, or because I don’t want to be spoiled on a show. Right now I’m binge-watching everything under the sun because my better half is on the other side of the world for five weeks. After doing so much...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:12pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Jessica Jones' is great at portraying trauma

I’ve been marathoning Marvel’s new Netflix series “Jessica Jones” and I’m pretty blown away. I’m not going to spoil anything for you since this is likely to be a big Thanksgiving weekend binge watch. I just wanted to tell you all why.For anyone who’s gone through a significant trauma, you’re going...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 7:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Here's to strong and complex heroines

This is going to be quite a weekend for fans of strong and complex heroines. On Friday, November 20, we’re getting the final installment in the “Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay — Part 2.” We’re also getting the release of the next Marvel series on Netflix, “Jessica Jones.” As much as I wish this...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Yes, boys will buy girl 'Star Wars' toys

A couple of weeks ago, I did a little informal poll. I was a guest at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, where I had a table and a bunch of panels, including one about feminism. While I was there, I asked kids whether or not they’d buy toys of another gender. Of course, the girls said yes across the board....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 7:32pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: New 'Star Trek' show means a new hope

It’s finally happening. We’re getting a new “Star Trek” series. The announcement happened on Monday, Nov. 2 and it’s all anyone is talking about on the internet.“The brand-new ‘Star Trek’ will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:08pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The failure of 'Jem and the Holograms'

“Jem and the Holograms” failed pretty spectacularly this weekend at the box office. As a superfan of the animated series (seriously, I’m on the DVD extras talking about it), I’m hardly surprised. The film had so little to do with the source material that, whether or not it was a good film on its...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:12pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: In praise of the ahead-of-its-time 'Pern' series

Last night, I decided to, once again, re-read the “Dragonriders of Pern” series of books by Anne McCaffrey. Yes, the one that’s getting a movie. They were my first fantasy novels and I’ve re-read them at least 12 times. Depending on how you count the short stories, the series is either 22-24 books...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 5:46pm