This week’s show marks the 150th episode of GeekScholars Movie News, and the crew have something very special in store for the occasion!
To kick things off, the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which receives a wide release on August 1st, 2014. Hit the jump to learn more about the special Q&A featured on the show Continue reading
Killjoys, a co-production between Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions, has cast Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane for the space opera that revolves around three fun-loving, hard-living bounty hunters in a distant system on the brink of war.
The series comes from the producers of Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl. That suggests an intriguing mix of elements – and a series that will probably begin by jumping into the deep end (remember the premiere of Lost Girl?).
Production begins on the 10-episode, one-hour series on August 5th with the series premiere in 2015.
The extended Star Wars Rebels trailer is just beyond the jump. Check it out!
On his last assignment, a Temproal Agent is sent after the one criminal mastermind he’s never been able to stop. Ethan Hawke is the Temporal Agent; Aussie newcomer Sarah Snook is a new recruit who is described as a predestination paradox.
Predestined – based on the Robert A. Heinlein short story, All You Zombies – premiered as SXSW, but has yet to receive a release date. It is directed by the Spierig Brothers, who directed the thought-provoking vampire movie, Daybreakers. The trailer is crazy cool – check it out after the jump.
Beginning this fall, PBS will be unveiling a host of new programs including the four-hour/two-night Walt Disney; Ken Burns’ 14-hour exploration of an American political dynasty, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (September 14th); an tour of our individual inner cosmos, The Brain with Dr. David Eagleman – as well as Navy Seals: The Untold Story (November 11th), and season four of Call the Midwife (March 29, 2015).
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The surprise box office hit of the summer, The Fault In Our Stars will be released in a Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack on September 16th. The Fault in Our Stars: The Infinities Edition includes two versions of the film – the theatrical cut and an extended edition, with commentary tracks for both.
The Blu-Ray also includes six deleted scenes (with optional commentary); The Stars Align (Book to Screen); Promotional Featurettes: The Cast, The Making of The Fault in Our Stars, The Transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars, and a Photo Gallery.
The DVD release includes an Audio Commentary for the Theatrical Cut, the six Promotional Featurettes and the Photo Gallery. For more, check out the press release following the jump.
Intruders, the newest BBC America Original is about a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others. The series has a new, extended trailer that may just find you creeped out by the consequences of some would-be immortals’ actions. Check it out following the jump.
Based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders, the series comes from X-Files alum, Glen Morgan. Intruders premieres on Saturday, August 23rd at 10/9C, following the premiere of the new season of Doctor Who.
History’s ambitious miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody as the legendary escapologist, will premiere on Monday, September 1st (9/8C) and conclude the following night. Kristen Connolly and Evan Jones co-star.
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Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game tells the story of how mathematician Alan Turing helped break The Enigma Code – the unbreakable code devised by the Germans during World War II – enabling England and her allies access to the intelligence necessary to win the war.
Check out the tension-filled trailer after the jump. The Imitation Game – starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightly, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong – opens on November 21st.
Without Bret Maverick, there’s a decent chance we would never have had Han Solo. James Garner’s reluctant hero/antihero changed the game forever – but Garner was no mere television star. In an era when moving between film and television was unheard of, he did it with seeming impunity – always playing characters that more than the usual going on behind their eyes.
He could woo Doris Day, fight Bruce Lee or duck behind the bar with the same ease – though his characters never quite seemed to be as at ease as he was. He co-starred with some greats – Marlon Brando, William Holden, Randolph Scott, Julie Andrews and Lee Remick to name a few.
Besides Maverick and The Rockford Files, he starred in movies like The Great Escape, Mister Buddwing, The Children’s Hour and Victor/Victoria – the last three of which will be included in the TCM Remembers James Garner marathon scheduled for Monday, July 28th.
Ever wondered what Jeff Bridges eats for breakfast or what his favorite movie is? Well now you can ask him yourself during his first ever Reddit "Ask Me Anything" THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD AT 3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT.
Fans can ask about his upcoming film The Giver, his favorite co-stars, if he really likes White Russians, what is was like to win an Oscar, and any other question they want answered. For more on The Giver, follow the jump.