The number of films tied to geek culture has expanded rapidly in recent years, accounting for a bigger and bigger percentage of Hollywood releases.  "Best in Shows" is the ICv2 list of geek films, arranged by quarter, with some context for each.  Dates and other information are updated until release with new info as we get it.  To see all the periods we’re covering, see the "Best in Shows Index."

Strange Magic

January 23

Disney’s Touchstone Pictures will release this Lucasfilm’s animated film, based on a story by George Lucas.  The film, directed by Gary Tydstrom is a fairy tale musical mash-up combining a magical tale similar to A Midsummer Night’s Dream with popular songs from the past six decades.  Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge) serves as both composer and musical director.
SpongeBob SquarePants 2
February 13
The popular Nickelodeon character should be a hit with the younger set, but will such a ubiquitous cartoon character have mainstream "four quadrant" appeal on the big screen.
Click here for Best in Shows, Q2 2015