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Movie News: July 2016 Preview, Darth Vader’s Return, and Ready Player One

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It’s the middle of the summer, which means lots of big budget blockbusters are about to hit screens! As such, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions for July 2016 including:

  • The BFG
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Ghostbusters
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • Jason Bourne
  • Bad Moms

Plus, the hosts discuss whether or not Darth Vader returning in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a good thing, and if Steven Spielberg should reference his own movies in Ready Player One.

Movie News: Fast 8, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Tonya Harding, Wicked, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Stargate, Shrek 5

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There is a lot to cover on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News—everything from sequels, to reboots, to biographies of disgraced figure skaters. The show begins with Script Doctor where the hosts shared their thoughts on Helen Mirren (The Queen, RED) joining Fast 8, Donald Glover (Community, The Martian) joining Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad) being cast as Tonya Harding.

From there, it’s Never Tell Me the Odds, where the question is whether these long-gestating films will finally get made: Beverly Hills Cop 4, Wicked, Shrek 5, a reboot of Stargate, and The Greatest Showman on Earth.

What to Watch This Weekend: Zootopia

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Zootopia, a family animated film about a world of evolved animals living together in harmony which finds a young naive bunny cop teaming up with a conniving fox in order to solve a crime.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a  film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Movie News: Captain Marvel Casting and Director, Rogue One Re-shoots, Batman v Superman

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It’s a short and sweet show this week, but filled with some really amazing analysis and conversation. Things start with Never Tell Me the Odds where the hosts discuss the possibility that Brie Larson (Room) may play Marvel’s Captain Marvel in Captain Marvel, and some potential directors emerge. The GeekScholars then talk about what re-shoots for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story means for the final product (should we be worried?), and whether an “ultimate edition” of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will appease fans disappointed by the theatrical cut.

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.