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Today on GeekFest Rants we review the return of our favorite webslinger in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Carlos and Kyle geek out over this new Marvel/Sony produced reboot of the iconic franchise, this time with much more Marvel flair.  

Then we'll begin a new collecting focus:  movie poster collecting - our first entry, the 1982 Raiders of the Lost Ark re-release.  And finally we return to our happy place, Kenner Star Wars action figures.  Carlos will continue with his previous examination of vintage figures; this time around we start with the Return of the Jedi 65-backs line.  For Star Wars figure nerds they are as classic as they get. 

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What do you get when you combine a heist action movie with a pseudo-musical?  The answer is Baby Driver.  Join Carlos and Kyle today on GeekFest Rants as the review the latest Edgar Wright hit.  Did he just create a new sub genre?  Maybe baby.  

Then Carlos will look at a new Star Wars comic called The Rise of a Hero.  It's A New Hope through the eyes of Luke Skywalker. Shoud you have it on your collection?  

And finally we travel back to the universe of the Twelve Colonies to revisit Carlos' Battlestar Galactica Mattel action figure collection.  How do they measure up against our favorite Kenner Star wars figure line?  Which are the hard to find figures? Go out and find some...By..Your..Command...

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will prematurely mourn the passing of 3D Television. All signs are pointing towards the end of another technical groundbreaking era.  We'll look at the history of 3D entertainment and some of it's high lights and low lights.  

Then we'll nerd over Carlos' Bram Stoker's Dracula figure/model collection.  Three pieces is not much of a collection but boy are they fantastic.  

And on our comic book segment we'll go over the amazing Alien, Illustrated Story and the kinda good Aliens, Newt's Tale.  Even mediocre Aliens product is still good for Carlos.

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Today on GeekFest Rants Carlos will Rant about the new movie he saw, It Comes At Night. Is it a great movie? Is it confusing? Is it worth a second viewing? Are the critics right or wrong? You will find out.....maybe. And while talking about second viewings, we'll list some very good movies that we really don't want to re-watch.

Then we'll take a trip to the Pandora, the World of Avatar. This new Disney - Animal Kingdom attraction might just have the best theme park ride ever. As well as very tall skinny blue inhabitants.

Plus, we take a ride back to 1984/85 to re- write a wrong in Carlos' time traveling timeline...... a missed Hall and Oates concert. This past week we corrected that injustice in nerd 80's pop music history.

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Has critical and box office salvation finally arrived for a DC film? It certainly has. Join us at GeekFest Rants as Carlos, Kyle and Kim review the newest DC superhero film, Wonder Woman. What's the secret of it's success?  The lead actress? the director? the story? Probably all of the above.  About time DC gets a hit on their hands.  

Then Carlos takes a nostalgic look back the Laserdisc format especially with Star Wars films.  What were these CD looking, record size, movie discs all about?  And how did the Star Wars franchise contribute to it's special important technological life span?

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Where do our music tastes originate from? Today on GeekFest Rants we begin to find out as Carlos unearths his old record albums to find out what makes these 70s/80s LPs special to him.  From Huey Lewis, to Vangelis, to Kurtis Blow, to Pink Floyd, what do all these have in common?  Absolutely nothing other than they are on our playlist and we grew up on them.  

Then we make a left turn into the Planet of the Apes comic book movie adaptation. Could this be the best comic book movie adaptation we've read so far? Mmmmmmaybe.  And finally, we go back in time and then forward, to look at our family's resurgence interest in Dungeons and Dragons.  From our old high school days to our current family game night, we dust off our multi sided dice and begin some new adventures.

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The Xenomorphs are back and with a vengeance.  Join Carlos and Kyle today on GeekFest Rants as they dissect the latest entry into the Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant.  We'll find out how these new batch of Red Shirts; ....I mean colonists fare against our creepy crawlers.  We'll see what happened to Shaw and our favorite daddy issues android, David.  Also, I'll take a look at the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer.  How awesome is it? Plenty.  The look, the sounds, the characters seem to all be there.  The question now is how will the story be?  Remember "More human than human" is our motto.

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Today on GeekFest Rants we are all Groot.  Join Carlos and Kyle for a geek review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  Is it great? YES.  Is it funny? YES.  Is it a hit? What do you think?  Then we take a peek at the latest Alien Covenant Prologue - The Crossing.  Boy, do we find out David has been a busy little beaver while Dr. Shaw has been napping. Then, for our collectibles, we'll gush over Carlos' restored Darth Vader speakerphone..........what a nerd.

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