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The Final Geeks of Doom Round Up
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The Final Geeks of Doom Round Up

The Geeks Of Doom Round Up concludes with our 24th and final episode. This week, we took a look back at The Round Up from its very inception, and have a quick improvised glance back at the year that was 2012. Andy gives us a rundown of what’s happening with The Drill Down, while Greg says farewell to the Social Blend podcast and gives us a preview of what to expect on the upcoming Blendover podcast.

Later in the show, we take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly relating to the comic book The Amazing Spider-Man #700, with some opposing views and opinions. We also RESOLVE the mystery of the Indiana Jones journal that was sent to University of Chicago, and covered by TheMovieGod right here at Geeks Of Doom.


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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Stevie Wonder ‘Fulfillingness’ First Finale’
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Stevie Wonder

Fulfillingness’ First Finale, by Stevie Wonder, and is part of his whirlwind success of the string of his classic albums released in the 1970s, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.

Released in the Summer of 1974 after his funky Innervisions, (which won a Grammy for Record of the Year) and before his sprawling, amazing double record set Songs in the Key of Life, (which won a Grammy for Record of the Year too) Fulfillingness’ First Finale acts as a nice checkpoint/rest stop between those two aforementioned albums. Fulfillingness ALSO won a Grammy for Record of the Year, setting a musical precedent which brought the aptly named Wonder to even newer, more successful heights. With warm R&B musical interludes like “Too Shy to Say,” “Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away,” and the radio and chart hits like “Boogie on Reggae Woman”; the wonderfully cynical stomp of “You Haven’t Done Nothin’,” and sporting guests as diverse as Paul Anka, The Jackson Five, Minnie Riperton, Sergio Mendes, The Persuasions, and Michael Sembello, this record is a nice, albeit rather underrated album, atypical of the 1970s Stevie Wonder style, and remains in a canon full of explosively R&B/funk/pop slices of sonic greatness that comes from the mind and soul of this musical master.

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each, as well as the amazing new deal running through the month of January: 2,000 MP3 Albums For $5 Each.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Steely Dan ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’
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Steely Dan

Can’t Buy A Thrill, the debut album by the cryptically sarcastically sneering yet jazzy rock/pop group Steely Dan, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.

Released in 1972 and starting off right out of the gate with the now-oft played, loved, and remembered musical paean to Las Vegas gambling over-indulgences, “Do It Again,” the sound and style of what made Steely Dan one of the benchmark groups of the 1970s is already evident. Coming to the fray with a more musical literary, erudite approach in their arrangements and lyrics and spearheaded by the duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Can’t Buy A Thrill is much more than an embryonic version of the later Dan. It’s also a smart, sharp record, with tight ensemble playing; hard rockers blended with soft yet still punchy ballads and radio friendly and Billboard charters like the aforementioned “Do It Again,” “Reeling in the Years,” “Midnight Cruiser,” and fan favorites, “Dirty Work,” “Kings,” and “Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me).” A worthy debut by a very worthy hall-of-fame caliber group.

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.

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Comic Review: The Creators
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The CreatorsThe Creators
Part One
Written and drawn by Michael S Bracco
Spaghetti Kiss
Release Date: September 2012
Cover Price: $9.99

Dude, straight up, this comic is pretty awesome. The pitch: A la The X-Men, every one in a million people will be blessed and cursed with a power that will develop in their awkward, pubescent teen years, but rather then popping claws or mastering magnetism or whatever-the-hell-it-is-Cable-does these kids get one specific power – to bring anything they imagine come to life through drawing. And just like that, you got a lovely set up for a meta story about comic book storytelling, the process of making comics itself, and disgruntled youth.

More to the point, The Creators inaugural issue focuses on Maya, a typical 16-year-old whose into fairy tales, art class, and whose begun showing signs that she’ll be gifted with this power and her parents as they react, quite reasonably, to balancing their new obligations of registering their daughter to the government which will ship her off to their Creator Academy and being loving parents.

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$5 MP3 Album Deal: Miles Davis ‘Kind Of Blue’
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Miles Davis

Kind of Blue, the Miles Davis recording which is considered by many to be one of the 20th century’s most popular, innovative, and influential jazz records ever released, is now available on MP3 format from Amazon this month for only $5.

Jazz music sometimes seems like it is wholly improvisational for the most part to the casual listener, but the approaches Miles Davis employed on 1959’s Kind of Blue really explored those sonic tenets of the jazz idiom and language. Davis mapped out loose, skeletal frameworks, and basically gave them to the musicians, who turned out to be one of the most stellar back up bands in jazz history: Paul Chambers on bass, who in his short life was a highly rhythmically and original stand up player, whose punchy bass lines accented the other musicians; Jimmy Cobb on drums; the wonderful Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly on piano; and the saxophone tandem of Julian “Cannonball” Adderly and the spiritual, always sonically reaching sax master, John Coltrane. Davis, however, keeps a firm center throughout, his presence is felt even when he isn’t playing his instantly recognizable trebly trumpet. Bits and pieces of the album have been heard in countless other forms of medium, films, commercials, TV shows and consciously and unconsciously have been nicked by other musicians, and not only just in the jazz genre either. Songs like “All Blues,” “Blue in Green,” “So What,” and the others ring like a watercolor painting in a summer rain and grab one’s emotions and soul with full aplomb. Words can’t do it justice here, what lies here in its grooves tell the tale indeed. A true authentic American classic, Kind of Blue is the on-ramp to one’s discovery of all the world of jazz has to offer.

Browse all 100 albums on sale this month for only $5 each.

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Deal: Batman Beyond: The Complete Series DVD Set
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Batman Beyond: The Complete Series DVD Set

Right now, Amazon is selling Batman Beyond: The Complete Series DVD box set for only $42.99 (that’s 57% off the list price of $99.98).

This 9-disc DVD set comes with all 52 episodes of the Batman Beyond animated series and includes bonus features and a 24-page collectible booklet. See full details of set here below and grab this box set now before the deal ends!

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Blu-ray Deal: ‘Rocky: The Undisputed Collection’
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Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

Right now, Amazon is selling the Rocky: The Undisputed Collection Blu-ray box set for only $19.99 (that’s 71% off the list price of $69.99).

This Blu-ray set comes with all six Rocky movies, which starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character, an aspiring boxer with a heart of gold: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa.

The set also comes with a Rocky Anthology Bonus Disc, which includes the Feeling Strong Now! game and featurettes.

See full details of set here below.

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Netflix Review: Skyline
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Netflix ReviewSkyline
Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by The Brothers Strause
Starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, David Zayas, Donald Faison
Universal Pictures
Originally Released: November 11, 2011

Does anyone happen to have a glass of bourbon for me? Because I am pretty sure I need it after sitting through Skyline. This film is a terrible movie; I think most people would prefer to participate in an emetophilia convention. No, I mean it. It is truly the most insufferable and cringe-inducing movie viewing experiences I have ever endured.

The science fiction movie is a disaster (pardon the pun) from start to finish, that it is ruined even further by acting that will make you facepalm yourself so much it will leave marks. The writing and direction is poorly executed, with insufficient substance or meaning to back itself up, and as a result, the only redeeming aspect of the movie are the special effects and musical score.

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Book Review: America Pacifica
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America PacificaAmerica Pacifica
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle Edition
By Anna North
Reagan Arthur | Back Bay Books
Released June 2012

In Anna North‘s gritty dystopian, America Pacifica, eighteen-year-old Darcy lives with her mother on an island of the same name. It’s presumed to be one of the few inhabitable places to live after mainland America has entered a second ice age. The island was the brainchild of a legend named Tyson, who gathered up the first pilgrims from mainland America to restart society in a place where they could go outside again and not freeze to death.

Darcy knows little about America because her mother is sparse with the details of her past. All Darcy really knows is that her mother once lived in a co-op in Seattle before boarding a boat to America Pacifica and that her father is dead. When her mother doesn’t come home from work one night, Darcy sets out on a quest to find her, stopping at nothing and no one to get the answers she seeks. The problem is, for Darcy’s entire life, her mother has been the center of her universe, making her emotionally and socially dependent on her. This leaves Darcy ill-prepared to go out into the grimy, sleaze filled world and also the clean, privileged world of those who knew her mother in the time before the island.

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Skull-Face Island: Episode 23: Django Unchained
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Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I’m joined by the Uma Thurman to my John Travolta, David Allen… and a man who needs no introduction but gets one anyway, producer Tim Grant.

Today on the Show: We’ll discuss Quentin Tarantino’s’s latest film, Django Unchained, and catch up with our faithful robotic butler, MAR-10, on what’s going on with the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax. Also, in honor of Tarantino’s latest, we’ll play a brand-new game called SAY ‘WHAT’ ONE MORE GODDAMN TIME!!

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