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Movie News: Yoda in Star Wars: Episode VIII, Harley Quinn Film, Tetris Movie

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Some fun topics for this week’s snappy episode of GeekScholars Movie News. The show starts with a round of Script Doctor as the hosts comment on Captain America: Civil War grossing a billion dollars worldwide, DC films getting a leadership change, and the Tetris moving getting fast-tracked.

After that, it’s time for ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ as the GeekScholars give the probability of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson appearing in a Predator sequel, Yoda appears in Star Wars: Episode VIII, Harley Quinn getting a spin-off movie, and Fantastic Four 2 getting made at 20th Century Fox.

Movie Rumors: Black Panther Casting, Black Widow Movie; Preview Reviews: Billy Lynn, and Assassin’s Creed

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A very fun show this week on GeekScholars Movie News which kicks off with a round of Never Tell Me the Odds! Will Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) join Black Panther? Will a Black Widow ever get made? Will Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road) appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII?

From there, the GeekScholars review the first trailers for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed.


May 2016 Preview, Preview Reviews for Kubo and the Two Strings, and Southside with You

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Blockbuster season is now in full swing and as such, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for the major releases in May 2016 including:

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Money Monster
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Nice Guys
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

The show then closes out with a pair of Preview Reviews: Kubo and the Two Strings, a gorgeously animated fantasy adventure story, and Southside with You, a romantic comedy about Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date in Chicago.

Movei News: Spider-Man Villain, Sherlock Holmes 3, Jurassic World 2, Preview Reviews for Jason Bourne and The Founder

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GeekScholars Movie News is proud to offer a fantastic show this week, with lots of great discussion regarding several great films on the horizon. To begin, the hosts play a round of Script Doctor, weighing in on who should play The Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, who Willem Dafoe will play in Justice League, and what fans should think about Robert Downey, Jr. announcing a Sherlock Holmes 3. 

From there, it’s a pair of Preview Reviews for Jason Bourne and The Founder, a bio-pic of the man who helped created McDonalds

Movie News: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Preview Reviews for Rogue One, The BFG, and Swiss Army Man

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It’s a super fun episode of GeekScholars Movie News this week which kicks off with the hosts playing a round of Script Doctor as they use words to describe the recently revealed title Spider-Man: Homecoming, the poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the casting of Joel McHale (Community) to play Chevy Chase (Community).

From there, it’s a trio of Preview Reviews as the GeekScholars share their thoughts on footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The BFG, and Swiss Army Man.

Movie News: 88th Annual Academy Awards Recap, March 2016 Preview

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The cinematic year of 2015 is now officially closed as the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been bestowed. As such, this episode of GeekScholars Movie News provides a quick recap of the winners, surprises, snubs, and memorable moments from the Oscars ceremony.

From there, the GeekScholars reveal what they are looking forward to in March, including their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • Zootopia
  • London Has Fallen 
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant 
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 

Movie News: 88th Annual Academy Awards Predictions, Wolverine 3 Rating, Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards will be bestowed on Sunday, February 28th, and GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their predictions. Listen as Fox, Chris, and Jill debate (and agree!) on who will walk away Oscar.

From there, it’s a round of Never Tell Me the Odds as the hosts consider the probability that: Wolverine 3 gets a “R” rating, Adam McKay directs Ant-Man and the Wasp, Julianne Moore plays the antagonist in the Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel, Keira Knightley portrays Catherine the Great, Robert Downey, Jr. gets his Pinocchio movie made, and Emily Blunts plays Mary Poppins.

February 2016 Monthly Preview w/ Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions

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Welcome to February 2016! This upcoming month features a whole slate of interesting releases, and as such GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for:

  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Deadpool
  • Zoolander
  • Race
  • The Witch

Plus, this week’s episode marks the inclusion of a brand new segment: ‘Script Doctor’. Let us know what you think!

Movie News: Academy Award Diversity Issues, Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts begin by playing ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ addressing the probability that:

  • The Academy Awards’ new rules will affect diversity
  • The Big Short will win Best Picture
  • The delay of Star Wars: Episode VIII will affect its performance
  • Another Terminator movie gets made

The GeekScholars close out the show with Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life.

The Most Anticipated Films of 2016

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As we move into the New Year, GeekScholars Movie News reveals their Most Anticipated Films of 2016! Find what the hosts are looking forward to most as they each reveal their Top 5. As a bonus, Jill plays Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down when she gets to hear the cast and pitches for some of the more unusual releases of the year.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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There is one movie dominating the film discussion this week and that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Over two years ago, 158 episodes back, GeekScholars Movie News first reported on the seventh Star Wars film starting with the sale to Disney. Since then, the hosts have discussed everything from titles, directors, cast, and even music.

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, we’ve compiled a historical journey by putting together all of our favorite moments and clips covering the film for the past three years in one retrospective episode to get you ready for the main event. Enjoy!