Frank, Jack, Frank and Scott launch the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast with our review of 2014’s big-budget genre film events like GODZILLA and its Kaiju-sized expectations, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s box office blast, and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES’ evolutionary impact on the feature franchise.

Still photo from DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. TM and © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. ÊAll Rights Reserved.

2014 had some true blockbusters like Marvel’s first-timer GUARDIANS and their sequel CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, and some huge disappointments like DRACULA UNTOLD. We examine these trends along with plotting the trend of franchise reboots including the Daniel Craig-era of James Bond, a revitalized Apes series and more. Join us on the ground floor of Damn Dirty Geeks, won’t you?

Of Godz and Monkeys

by Damn Dirty Geeks

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Trivia: Television network CBS purchased the rights to the first three APES films and aired them consecutively in September 1973. The broadcast earned a 33.6 Nielson rating and a 57 share of the viewing audience. CBS soon aired the three films together again, while 20th Century Fox re-released all five APES films in theaters as the “Go Ape” marathon in early 1974.

Trivia: In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Peter Quill’s ship The Milano is named after actress Alyssa Milano, Peter’s boyhood crush.

Trivia: Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who play husband and wife in GODZILLA, were also cast as siblings Pietro and Wanda Maximoff in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.

Dana Gould’s website –
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Derek Koch’s Monster Kid Radio –
IDW Publishing’s Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover comic series –

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