Meet owl’s jason achilles mezilis, talented musician and geek extraordinaire

Meet Owl’s Jason Achilles Mezilis, Talented Musician and Geek Extraordinaire

“It’s a terrible day in California,” Jason joked about the 79 degree weather. It isn’t often you find a geek with social skills; but a geek with social skills and musical talent is even more surprising. That doesn’t begin to scratch the surface for Jason Achilles Mezilis, guitarist of the emerging band Owl. The group,…

The hunger games: catching fire – trailer builds hype

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Trailer Builds Hype

There are very few things I enjoy in this world more than epic movie trailers. The anticipation, the consolidation of exciting moments, the creative editing, they’re just fun. I counted down the days for the first trailer to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and I still occasionally watch the preview for “X-Men: The Last…

Today’s young adult fantasy novels become tomorrow’s blockbusters

Today’s Young Adult Fantasy Novels Become Tomorrow’s Blockbusters

A lot of film people complain about the number of comic book movies that are released every year. Of course that’s not a problem for us at Geek Insider. But in terms of blockbuster source material, people often overlook the constant presence of another genre, young adult fantasy. Maybe the general public doesn’t know where…

“robot combat league” on syfy: not as cool as it sounds

“Robot Combat League” on Syfy: Not as Cool as it Sounds

In 2011, Hugh Jackman starred in a film based on Rock-em Sock-em Robots. That sounds like a terrible concept, but the movie, “Real Steel” was actually really good. Jackman played a robo jockey that controlled a large robot that boxes other robots for sport. With an underdog bot, it’s essentially “Rocky” with robots. So when…