2016 Year of the Geek

Happy New Year Geeks!!


If you have seen Star Wars ::NOT SPOILERS:: then you probably saw the seemingly endless trailers slated for the coming year.In the theater we were focused on the epicness at hand but it was hard not to get excited about the nerdgasms that are to come. Many trailers probably overwhelmed your geek receptors, and awesomely enough there is so much more, and we could think of no better way than to usher in, what we are calling here on the GeekSide:

Year of The GEEK.

We decided it would be fitting to start off with a calendar highlighting some of the big releases in store for Geek audiences each month. Granted there are some announcements without definitive dates and many others that one blog cannot contain beyond the limits of tl;dr. Don’t worry you can subscribe to the GEEKSIDE for info on those and more as the Year of the Geek continues.



The Fifth Wave

Category: Action Movies

For: Alien Invader Geeks

When: Jan 22

Chloë ‘Kick-ass’ Moretz plays a teenager surviving an alien invasion while she tries to reunite with her lost little brother who might have been abducted.


Ip Man 3

Category: Action Movies

For: Gung Fu Fightin’ Geeks

When: Jan 22

Wing Chun Master and Mentor to the illustrious Bruce Lee Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is back again this time he will use his phenomenal Martial Arts abilities to tak on a corrupt developer (played by Iron Mike Tyson) and his gang.


X-Files Re-opened

Category: TV Series

For: Alien Conspiracy Geeks

When: Jan 24, 8:00pm after the NFC Championship game on FOX.

FBI agents Mulder and Scully are back and the truth is still out there– one of the longest-running science fiction series in network TV history is back again to investigate the unexplained cases known as “X-Files.”




Category: PC Games

For: RTS & PC Gamer Geeks

When: Feb 5

Remember in XCOM enemy unknown when you saved the world, Firaxis doesn’t… In this sequel you lost commander and now it is up to you to lead and unite a global rebellion against these alien and human forces. If you are new to the world of XCOM get ready for strategy, tactics and rebelling against evil alien forces, this is a must have.

Pride and Prejudice Zombies

Category: Comedy Movies

For: Jane Austen Geeks & Zombie Geeks

When: Feb 5

A zombie outbreak has fallen upon the land in this reimagining of Jane Austen’s classic tale.  And can it get any better than when we combine classic literature with Zombies?


Category: Action Movies

For: Comic Geeks & Superhero Geeks

When: Feb 12

Deadpool (The Merc with a Mouth) with an actual mouth (thanks no thanks Wolverine: Origins) and it looks very Deadpool, wanton violence, needless destruction, and Fourth wall breaking comedy. The origin story of ex Special Forces operative Wade Wilson turned, nearly invulnerable anti-hero, after being subjected to a secret experiment.


The Division 

Category: Games

For: Team Shooter Geeks

When: March 8

On Black Friday, a pandemic hits through New York City, and society collapses into utter chaos. “The Division” is activated to operate in order to save society.Strategic Third-person Shooter team action– ::Macho Man Voice::  “Oh Yeahhh.”


Category: Games

When: March 11

For: Spy & RPG Geeks

As the Super-spy-assassin-master-of-disguise Agent 47 you must use your amazing skills to take out your targets across the world. Oh, and the dev’s are promising continued content available to keep you busy for months!



Category: Action Movies

For: Superhero & Comic book Geeks

When: March 25

DC’s most iconic heroes clash– Batman takes on Superman.



Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Category: PS4 Games

For: Indiana Jones/Tomb Raiding Gamer Geeks

When: April 26

Naughty Dog presents the final chapter in the Uncharted saga.  If you don’t know this game series beautifully weaves in action and cinematics that make you feel like you are in a live action movie!

Ratchet & Clank

Category: Games/Movies

For: Console/Adventure Geeks

When:April 12 & April 29

Coming a couple weeks after their newest game, Sony Playstation’s long-running game franchise gets a feature origin story! And it is studded with star voices, telling the story of how Ratchet and Clank struggle to stop Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy.



Category: FPS MOBA

For: Fantasy/LoL Gamer Geeks

When: May 3

“The universe teeters on the brink of extinction and only the most powerful Battleborn can stop it. This band of badasses will slice swords through enemies, fire massive machine guns, sling powerful spells and much more!”

Captain America: Civil War

Category: Superhero Movies

For: Comic book/ Marvel Geeks

When: May 6

Capt. Steve Rogers formerly know as Johnny Storm, is back and this time bad blood and politics come to the forefront as he and Iron man agree to disagree.  This battle will pit hero teammates and friends against one another.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Category: Super Hero/ Action Movie

For: Comic Book Movie Geeks

When: May 27

Back-to-back??? First the Avengers go head to head in “Civil War” then The X-men face Apocalypse.  One of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe has taken control of his four horsemen and is ready to take over the world.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Category: Superhero Action Movies

For: Half-shell Geeks

When: June 3

More adventures with turtle crime fighters Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. And this time despite itself the Sequel looks good, I really want to hate this trailer but I can’t…


Category: Action Fantasy Movies

For: D&D Geeks and Leeeeroy Jinkins!

When: June 10

Over 12million players were subscribed to the World of Warcraft at its prime.  Finally, a movie is on its way to spread the epic stories and lore of Azeroth to audiences everywhere.  Warcraft is one of the most successful Game franchises of all time and now its going to the big screen. Orc warriors fleeing from their dying home stumble upon the humans of Azeroth leading to conflict and bloodshed.

Finding Dory

Category: Movies

For: Disney Geeks/ Geeks of all ages

When: June 17

Months after the events of Finding Nemo, Dory swims with Nemo and Marlin to find her family on the California coast.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Category: Action Movies

For: Patriotic/Alien Geeks

When: June 24

“Welcome to earth…again”.  The invasion forces are back and bigger than ever and this time there will not be a Will Smith to save the world. We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic




The Legend of Tarzan

Category: Action Movies

For: Vine-swinging Geeks

When: July 1

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of Africa the Republic of the Congo behind. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge. But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.



Category: Comedy/Adventure Movies

For: PolterGeeks

When: July 15

The Cult classic story of the ghostbusters is being remade with a modern twist.  The ghostbusters will once again try to save New York from all the paranormal activity.

Star Trek Beyond

Category: Sci Fi Action Movies

For: Trekkies

When: July 22

The the third installment in Paramount’s rebooted Star Trek franchise .


One Piece Film: Gold

Category: Anime Movie

For: Anime/Pirate Geeks

When: 7/23/2016

One Piece is the bestselling manga of all-time, over 700 TV episodes and 12 animated features have been produced about Monkey D. Luffy and gang. Gold is lucky number thirteenth about the gang of pirates and their adventures.


Suicide Squad

Category: Action Movies

For: Anti-Hero Movie Geeks

When: August 5

A group of deadly villains from the DC comics world are blackmailed into working for a secret government division that will use them to accomplish their goals, but can they be controlled?

Kubuto and the two strings

Category: Adventure Animated Film

For: Anime/Hero Geeks

When: August 29

“Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. ”




Emerald City

Category: TV Series

For: Wicked Tornado Wielding Geeks

When: Sept

Journey back to the Land of Oz in this gritty adaptation of the classic book series written by L. Frank Baum.




Category: Superhero Movies

For: Cajun Geeks/ Comic book Movie Geeks

When: October 7

One of our most favorite X-men stars in his own stand alone movie.  The energy manipulating Gambit will use his powers and charms to get exactly what he wants.

Underworld 5

Category: Action Movies

For: Fang Loving Geeks

When: October 14

A new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves are locked in a seemingly never-ending battle between supernatural races kept secret from the human world.






Doctor Strange

Category:Action Movies

For: Comic book Movie/ Fantasy Geeks

When: November 4

A self-centered New York surgeon loses the use of his hands after a car accident. After a stint he stumbles upon forces that grant him “strange” powers.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Category: Adventure Movies

For: Magical Geeks

When: November 18

Journey back to the wizarding world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter.  Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.



Category: Family Movies

For: Geeks of All Ages/ Disney Geeks

When: November 23

“In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island.”



Assassin’s Creed

Category: Video Game Movies

For: Gamer/Historical Geeks

When: December 21

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) enters the animus and experiences the adventures of his ancestors, a lineage of deadly assassins who have been fighting a secret war with the templars.


Category: Adventure Movies

For: Board Game Geeks

When: December 25

Two kids play a magical board game and release a man who was trapped inside it for decades, as well as many dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

This is a big possibly the biggest year of geek centric entertainment to date and we want to know what announcements or released are you excited about, any one you think deserve to be on the list that we missed?

Let us know, in the comments below!

–H00k 0ut



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