THE GEEEEK AWARDS [Best TV/Film of 2016]: Cape Fear.

THE GEEEEK AWARDS [Best TV/Film of 2016]: Cape Fear.

Welcome to another installment of GHG’s Top “Geek” TV/Movies of the Year

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Who had the best superhero movie, DC or Marvel? Did the new Ghost Rider blaze a mark into the Berlantiverse? What were the best sci-fi flicks and syfy television? Did Walking Dead hold up the horror? Did Westworld grab all of GoT‘s glory? Did you Get Down on #GeekSwag’s Atlanta? Steve Rogers or Stephen Strange? “Arrive” with Wade or Wayne? Best animated series?

Find out below, geeeeeeks, and feel free to click on the respective titles to read our full reviews.



Chris “Holy Spirit” Sawin
@evilbutters

FLICKS:

1. Arrival – “You feel tense and anxious while watching Arrival since you genuinely have no idea where it’s going to go. Its visuals are remarkable and its storyline is beautifully structured. This is one of the most extraordinary, breathtaking, and thought provoking films of the year.” – 5/5
2. The Nice Guys4.5/5
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story4.5/5

Honorable mention: The Boy and the Beast, Miss Hokusai, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, The Handmaiden, Ip Man 3, Green Room, The Witch, Shin Godzilla, Killzone 2.

And they said this wasn’t a “geek” film.

SHOWS:

1. Bojack Horseman (Season 3) – In three short seasons, BH has explored depression, anxiety, and self-loathing presented as this hilarious, genuine, emotional, and sometimes heartbreaking sitcom that satisfies from an entertaining perspective, as well as a down to earth-yet-complex outlook that allows its storyline and characters to feel way more profound than they should. Seriously, the most honest animated series to come along in a long, long time. – 5/5
2. Daredevil (Season 2) – 4.75/5
3. Stranger Things (Season 1) – 4.25/5

Honorable mention: Luke Cage (Season 1).




“Reverend” Lauro Rojas
@Cheeky_Basterds

FLICKS:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Ever since the new slate of Star Wars movies went public I paid close attention to Rogue One, a story revolving around ordinary men and women who rose up to do the extraordinary. It made me think, “Can we really have a grounded Star Wars film full of grit with no Jedis or lightsabers?” The answer is a resounding hell yes! – 5/5 Bibles
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice4/5 Bibles
3. 10 Cloverfield Lane3/5 Bibles

Honorable mention: Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

No ‘shame!’ in enjoying GoT’s Season 6.

SHOWS:

1. Game of Thrones (Season 6) – Rewind a bit; the year of 2015 left cliffhangers a plenty, but none was as big as “is Jon Snow really dead–like, seriously dead?”, because in a world of dragons, magic, and ice zombies–dead means D-E-A-D. Viewers and book fans alike were left with a sense of dread and in for the longest wait of their lives for season 6; but, little did they know how winning a season it would be. From the epic “Battle of the Bastards” to the Hound’s bloody vengeance to Ramsay Bolton getting his just deserts, this had to be the single most satisfying television I’ve witnessed–and the series isn’t even over yet! – 5/5
2. The Walking Dead (Season 7) – 4.5/5
3. Stranger Things (Season 1) – 4/5 /// Westworld (Season 1) 4/5 – “It begs to question, how depraved and animalistic are we to live our wildest, deepest, darkest, fantasies at the expense of autonomous beings in a world that we don’t deem as ‘real’? And, finally, how much is enough?”

Honorable mention: The Magicians (Season 1), The Expanse (Season 1), Channel Zero: Candle Cove (Season 1), Ash vs. Evil Dead (Season 2), Preacher (Season 1).




“Sister” Sarah G
@DarthHistory

FLICKS:

1. Doctor Strange – This movie took a lesser known Marvel character and turned him into the strongest superhero outing of the year: beautifully shot and acted. – 4.5/5
2. Deadpool4.5/5
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them4/5

Honorable mention: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War, TMNT: Out of the Shadows.

DIShonorable mention: Suicide Squad, Warcraft, Independence Day: Resurgence.

Best Christmas lights yet.

SHOWS:

1. Luke Cage (Season 1) – Slow to start, this Netflix original stands as a perfect accompaniment to last year’s Jessica Jones. – 4.5/5
2. Preacher (Season 1) – 4/5
3. Outcast (Season 1) – 4/5

Honorable mention: Star Wars Rebels (Season 3), Westworld (Season 1).




"Cardinal" Roberto de Bexar @RobBex2

“Cardinal” Roberto de Bexar
@RobBex2

FLICKS:

1. Deadpool – When comic books are
Done right We Get A Golden
Globe nomination <<< 
Seriously though, Ryan Renolds and crew showed that if you take the source material seriously–and to heart(!!)–you can make a fantastic movie out of any character (FOX, please take note with any future FF and/or X-films) – 5/5
2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story4.75/5
3. Doctor Strange4.75/5

Honorable mention: Star Trek Beyond, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kubo and the Two Strings.

"ChestNUTS roasting on an open..."

“ChestNUTS roasting on an open…”

SHOWS:

1. Daredevil (Season 2) – The one thing you want from a show is for it to get better with each season, and DDS2 just springs right out of the gate with its fantastic handling of the Punisher and Elektra, so much so that we’re getting a Punisher series next year. – 5/5
2. *TIE* Lucifer (Season 2) – 4.75/5 /// Supergirl (Season 2) – 4.75/5
3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4) – 4.5/5

Honorable mention: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Season 2), Gotham (Season 3), Luke Cage (Season 1), The Flash (Season 3), Arrow (Season 5).




JaDarrell “The Belser”
@TheBelser

FLICKS:

1. Captain America: Civil War – “It’s a very unique experience, seeing how it’s a direct sequel to two different movies” – 5/5
2. Deadpool4.5/5
3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – 4.25/5

Honorable mention: Doctor Strange, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition), TMNT 2: Out of the Shadows, X-Men: Apocalypse.

That actually.. stung.

SHOWS:

1. Luke Cage (Season 1) – “The sight of a bulletproof black man is basically white America’s greatest nightmare. And, thanks to Netflix, producer Cheo Hodaki Coker got this project moving forward — maybe the most unique superhero adaptation to date.” – 5/5
2. Daredevil (Season 2) – 4.5/5
3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4) – 4/5

Honorable mention: The Flash (Season 3), Arrow (Season 5), Supergirl (Season 2).




“Divine” Derek VIgeant
@uncledarryl37

FLICKS:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – “Rogue One forces you to worry and care about this group, as opposed to the anticipation of the fun climatic battle in-the-end-where-the-heroes-win. And they got me in the fanboy heartstrings, but damn I’m good with it.” – 4.5/5 Bibles
2. Captain America: Civil War4/5
3. Deadpool4/5

Honorable mention: Doctor Strange, Arrival, Suicide Squad, Sausage Party, 10 Cloverfield Lane.

No wonder his choice is so “Divine”.

SHOWS:

1. Westworld (Season 1) “This wonderfully creative show is loaded with a remarkable wealth of acting talent that, not only enriches the story, but has given us some of the best performances of 2016. The numerous layers of surprises and reveals gave it a magnificent tone that never let our minds relax on the complexity of where and how it was going to end.” – 4.75/5
2. The Walking Dead (Season 7) – 4.25/5
3. The Strain (Season 3) – 4/5

Honorable mention: Supergirl (Season 2), Man Seeking Woman (Season 2), Preacher (Season 1), Vikings (Season 4), Better Call Saul (Season 2).




“Brother” Myke Ladonia @onemyke

FLICKS:

1. ArrivalSpeculative science fiction at its finest. It proves to the jaded that not every great alien movie has to be cynical and bleak and reiterate the same notions of ‘imperialist guilt’. This story easily ranks amongst the timeless tales of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury. – 5/5
2. Green Room4.75/5
3. 10 Cloverfield Lane4.25/5

Honorable mention: Midnight Special, Captain America: Civil War, The Nice Guys, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Kubo and the Two Strings.

The hype is REAL.

SHOWS:

1. Stranger Things (Season 1) – On paper, the Duffer brothers hit Netflix series should have just been written off on the worst form of nostalgia exploitation, even in a world where we get Star Wars movies every year. Yet because of some great characters, a fully-baked story, and a string of much needed trope subversions, Stranger Things has become just as iconic as the films it pays homage to. Luckily, most of the season’s plots were wrapped up, because with a first season this good a sophomore slump is inevitable. – 4.75/5
2. Westworld (Season 1) – 4.5/5
3. Atlanta (Season 1)- 4.5/5

Honorable mention: The Get Down (Season 0.5), Game of Thrones (Season 6), Daredevil (Season 2), Preacher (Season 1).




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“Monsignor” Travis Moody @TravMoody

FLICKS:

1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) – “While this flick has the absolute best Batman fight sequences ever, best suits ever, and, arguably, best Bruce Wayne ever in Ben Affleck, it’s Gal Gadot who goes from yesterday’s delicacy to BvS’s shining forearm guard. Flat out, Gal’s Diana Prince murders it.” – 4.5/5
2. *TIE* Deadpool4.25/5 /// Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – “Touches the human heart of war, while remaining a helluva lot of fun.” – 4.25/5
3. The Jungle Book – “Some of the most pleasant, eye-appealing CGI to date.” – 4.25/5

Honorable mention: Captain America: Civil War, ArrivalStar Trek Beyond, ZootopiaDoctor Strange, X-Men: Apocalypse.

You DOUBT God hates geeks???

You DOUBT God hates geeks???

SHOWS:

1. Preacher (Season 1) – “While it hits many of the same beats as the hit comic from Garth Ennis, Seth Rogen & friends have made enough, proper changes to the differing medium. Above all else, Preacher is a ‘dream come true for GHG’ — it’s everything we ever talk about coming to life!” – 4.75/5
2. *TIE* Luke Cage (Season 1) – 4.5/5 /// Daredevil (Season 2) – 4.5/5
3. Atlanta (Season 1) – 4.25/5

Honorable mention: Mr. Robot (Season 2), The X-Files (Season 10), Game of Thrones (Season 6), Colony (Season 1), Star Wars Rebels (Season 3), Westworld (Season 1).




GodHatesGeeks
@GodHatesGeeks

FLICKS:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Deadpool
3. Arrival

Honorable mention: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Surprise!

SHOWS:

1. *TIE* Luke Cage (Season 1) /// Daredevil (Season 2)
2. Stranger Things (Season 1)
3. Westworld (Season 1)

Honorable mention: Preacher (Season 1), The Walking Dead (Season 7), Atlanta (Season 1), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 4).

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