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11 summer films for geeks and techies

Why geeks will want to head to the cinema this summer

It's summer movie time again, time for the movie studios to trot out blockbusters with explosions and all sorts of fun. We look at 11 films that tech fans and geeks will definitely want to see.

Inception (July 16)

This thriller puts Leonardo DiCaprio in a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, and a single idea within the mind can be a dangerous weapon or a valuable asset. Some are saying this movie is this generation's Matrix movie in terms of its philosophy, look and style.

Why geeks want to see it

Hey, there's technology involved! Also, the director is Christopher Nolan, who brought us Batman Begins (and The Dark Knight) as well as Memento. Plus, it also stars Ellen Page, who played Kitty Pryde in the forgettable X-men 3.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (TBC)

If Jerry Bruckheimer can take a Disney ride and turn it into a movie, why not take a segment from a Disney cartoon (Fantasia) and turn it into an action movie? Nicholas Cage plays a sorcerer who has to defend New York City against his arch-nemesis (Alfred Molina), but needs help from an 'average guy' who he teaches the world of sorcery (Jay Baruchel).

Why geeks want to see it
Loads of special effects, the team that also brought us National Treasure is involved in this one; and secretly I want to see if they do the whole basement flooded with the broomsticks scene.

NEXT PAGE: Scott Pilgrim vs the World

  1. Why geeks will want to head to the cinema this summer
  2. Shrek: Forever After and Prince of Persia: The sands of time
  3. The A-Team and Toy Story 3
  4. Jonah Hex and The Last Airbender
  5. Inception and The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  6. Scott Pilgrim vs the World

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