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Geeky Oscars

By Steve Jones,

Last fall I heard an interview with one of the people who had worked on Skyfall. I can't remember who it was, but this person mentioned the director had made the film with an eye towards the Best Picture award. It's less than a month away from the Oscar awards, and Skyfall wasn't nominated. I'm not sure it should have been, but I did very much enjoy the film. 

Last year was a good year for geeky films. The top grossing films of 2012 were dominated by those topics that we might see as appealing to the nerds, geeks, and technologists. I greatly enjoyed the top 4 and would recommend to others. However the amount of money a film makes doesn't necessarily mean it's worth watching, and if a film doens't earn much money, that shouldn't mean you want to avoid it.

This Friday, as a break from the software and database discussions we have, I wanted to ask you 

What sci-fi, fantasy, or geek-oriented films do you recommend from 2012?

Did you think John Carter or Total Recall (the remake) were worth watching? Are there other films you'd recommend that might not have been well marketed or widely distributed? With the streaming video services and online rentals, it's easy for many of us to watch films that we might have missed in the theater.

Let us know this week what you recommend and give us an idea for how we might relax over the weekend or throughout the year. At least until the Dr. Who 50th Anniversary special.

Steve Jones


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