All posts by GeekScholars

Interviews: Atomic Fiction VFX; Movie Reviews: Con Man, and The Martian

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This week on GeekScholars Movie News, Fox sits down with Ryan Tudhope, the co-founder of Atomic Fiction, the Academic Award nominated visual effects team responsible for dazzling audiences with Game of Thrones, Star Trek Into Darkness, and San Andreas among many other films. Fox and Ryan talked about Atomic Fiction’s recent work on The Walk, as well as their efforts on the upcoming Deadpool film and Star Trek Beyond.

From there, the GeekScholars review Con Man, a new series from Alan Tudyk about an actor from a former hit science fiction show, and his misadventures navigating fan conventions.

To round things out, the hosts review The Martian, complete with a spoiler session after the credits.

Movie News: October 2015 Preview Including The Martian, Pan, Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, and More!

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October 2015 has shaped up to be an exceptional month for fans of all cinema genres. On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their levels of excitement, Rotten Tomatoes and opening box office predictions for:

  • The Martian
  • Pan
  • The Walk
  • Crimson Peak
  • Goosebumps
  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Last Witch Hunter

The show concludes with a Preview Review for The Big Short, a star-studded tale of four outsiders who foresaw the recent housing bubble bust.

Movie News: More Back to the Future and Jaws Films, Iron Giant 2, Preview Review of The Danish Girl

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Lots of fun speculation and conjecture on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, as the show kicks off with a round of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’. Each of the hosts weigh in on recent film rumors, giving their predictions on the probability that:

  • Another Back to the Future movie gets made
  • Another Jaws movie gets made
  • Daniel Craig plays James Bond at least one more time
  • Chris Evans continues to play Captain America after The Infinity War: Part II
  • Iron Giant 2 gets a green-light
  • Mega Man film makes it to the big screen

The GeekScholars close out the show with a review of the exceptional trailer for The Danish Girl. 

Movie News: September 2015 Preview w/ Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions, Nintendo Movies

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September 2015 is upon us, and GeekScholars Movie News is ready to release their monthly preview complete with Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • The Transporter Refueled
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • The Visit
  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
  • Everest
  • Black Mass

From there, the GeekScholars discuss the news that video game giant, Nintendo, is considering making movies in the future, potential using characters and stories from some of their most well-known franchises.

Movie News: Sony’s Upcoming Films, Dungeons & Dragons Film, the Tone of Doctor Strange, and More!

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A lot of fun news to discuss on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News starting with a look at Sony Pictures’ upcoming films through 2019 including Bad Boys 3 AND Bad Boys 4, Passengers, Money Monster, and remakes of Jumanji and The Magnificent Seven. From there, the hosts launch into a discussion regarding the recently announced Dungeons & Dragons film and whether or not the game can successfully be adapted to the big screen. Continue reading Movie News: Sony’s Upcoming Films, Dungeons & Dragons Film, the Tone of Doctor Strange, and More!

Movie News: August 2014 Preview – Fantastic 4, Ricki and the Flash, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Hitman: Agent 47, American Ultra

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As the summer blockbuster season comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to debut their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for August 2015 including their numbers for:

  • Fantastic Four
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Hitman: Agent 47
  • American Ultra

After that the hosts play a round of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ where they weigh in on the probably of a second Ghostbusters movie getting off the ground, Rachel McAdams joining Doctor Strange, and Edge of Tomorrow 2 ever happening.

Movie News: BBC’s Top 100 American Films, Preview Reviews for Joy, Freeheld, and More!

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On this week’s episode, the hosts review the recently released list of the Top 100 American Films by the BBC. The GeekScholars discuss surprise inclusions, exclusions, and odd placements.

In the second half of the show, the hosts review the first trailers for several character-driven films coming out this Fall including Before We Go, Mississippi Grind, Freeheld, and Joy. 

Movie News: GeekScholars Movie News 200th Episode Celebration!

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For 200 episodes over the course of almost four years, GeekScholars Movie News has intended to entertain audiences around the globe with banter, commentary, and analysis regarding all things film-related. This week, on a very, very special episode the GeekScholars answer listener-submitted questions and reflect on some the funniest, most-challenging, and strangest moments of their journey thus far.

Special guest host JD Duran of InSession Film moderated the session for a podcast that is truly one you will not want to miss.

Movie News: 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Recap; Top 5 Films of 2015 So Far

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The annual San Diego Comic-Con International concluded recently and the proceedings gave film geeks lots to cheer about as new footage and information was revealed for several properties and franchises. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News recaps the highlights of the convention including new insights on: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ghostbusters, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, The Hateful 8, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

From there, the GeekScholars reveal their top five films of 2015 thus far as we move out of the summer blockbuster season.

Finally, next week is Episode 200! If you haven’t yet submitted a question for the special show, do so now on Twitter, Facebook, or by writing to

Movie News: Geeky Franchise Roundup, Inside Out Reviewed

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There have been lots of interesting rumors and developments this past week for a whole bunch of geeky franchises, series, and stand-alone films. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News covers many quick tidbits for a variety of movies, including:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Indiana Jones 5
  • X-Men: Apocalypse/Gambit
  • Maleficent 2
  • Kick-Ass 3
  • MEG
  • The Last Witch Hunter 2
  • Star Wars Anthology Films

To close things out, the GeekScholars share their spoiler-free thoughts on Inside Out

Interview and Movie Review: The DUFF w/ Author Kody Keplinger!


On this very special episode, the GeekScholars welcome guest Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff, the wildly popular novel recently adapted into a feature film of the same name, that chronicles a high school girl’s discovery, and research of, the social strata that exists at her school. Keplinger sat down with the GeekScholars to discuss the film at length and revealed her inspirations, her thoughts on the casting, and what didn’t make it onto the big screen in this spoiler-free discussion of the movie.