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Aaron Duran is founder and head writer of GeekintheCity.com, a website devoted to the latest in movies, comics, tabletop games, digital pastimes, and all things Geek. His fascination with comics, film, music, and obscure trivia has transformed into a lifelong pursuit of pop culture knowledge. A precocious writer who started out by spinning elaborate stories based on his favorite sci-fi and adventure franchises, he befuddled his grade-school teachers, who were convinced that no child could write that well at such a young age. When not hard at work on his plans for world domination, Aaron creates highly acclaimed independent films, freelances in many forms of media, explores the minutiae of pop culture, and shares his love of all things Geek with the world through his writing.

Better the Second Time Around

Ugh, it’s around 1:30 in the afternoon and I’ve only been up about 30 minutes. Anyone who knows me understands that this is a big deal. But, it was RPG time last night (and this morning) and so sleep was not attempted until a few hours ago. Plus, the friggen daylight saving times! Who can I blame for THAT idea… Great when you are a wee Geek wanting to ride bikes longer into the night, but not so much when you are a resting DM trying to stay out of the sun’s rays! As I look back at my previous ramblings I can see that EVERY second Sunday has a poor (and even non-existent) entry. Well, that will probably be the cast from now until eternity… Oh well, at least I acknowledge it. As I sit here and recover from last nights slaying I find myself looking at my movie collection and noticed that I have some films that many folks believe are brainless boring crap! As I looked at them through heavy eyelids I realized that I like these movies more with each new viewing…

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What’cha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

There is this great little fan film called Troops made by Kevin Rubio. It’s been available for many years now and I’m sure that the bulk of you have seen it. Well, at least those of you who scour the Internet for every little nugget of Star Wars love you can find. I KNOW you people; we can smell our own you know! Just in case you haven’t seen it, go…now…watch it…come back to my rambling later… What are you still doing here? GO! WATCH THE DAMN THING!

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Jersey Girl

GROWING UP ISN’T THAT BAD… I GUESS.

Well crap, I’ve only been at this thing for a couple of months now and I’ve already broken my rule of adding new crap every 48 hours. Give me a break people, your friendly neighborhood Geek was feeling a tad under the weather. While recovering I decided I needed some fresh air. I left my basement, went outside, and headed for the theater. Hey, to a Geek like me the scent of stale popcorn and musty seats IS fresh air. What to see, what to see? Well, I had my choice of Jesus, zombies, a little girl, a CGI dog, and Tom Hanks. Always wanting to support my own on opening weekend I put down my $8.50 and sat down to watch me some Jersey Girl…

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Dawn of the Dead

I will admit that I had MAJOR bias going into this movie. Everyone knows my feelings about movie remakes. It’s one thing to remake a movie if you are attempting to bring it closer to the original source material (like the upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory); but in this case the first Dawn of the Dead WAS the original source. Strike one! I have also made it know to friends (and anyone else who will listen) that zombies are not fast! They are relentless monsters that can not be stopped short of popping them in the head, granted they are slow and shambling, but relentless none the less. What’s creepier, a fast moving foe who kills you fast or a slow lumbering beast that gives you time to ponder your own demise? Strike two! I really didn’t want to see this movie, it insulted the horror purist in me. One of my friends presented me with a proposition: She had two free passes, so in a way (she claimed) I would be taking money AWAY from the film by filling two seats without paying for them – and she’d buy the popcorn. Somehow I was able to justify seeing this movie now. Most of my friends didn’t understand, and I couldn’t blame them. It didn’t matter that the early reviews were very positive. The film was a pox upon Romero’s original. I would be dead to them if I went. I had made my choice. At 7:10 in the evening I entered the theater…

So, did like the damn thing?

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