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Final 89th Academy Awards Predictions, Suicide Squad 2, The Great Wall Reviewed

On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their picks to win the biggest categories at the 89th Annual Academy Awards! Before that, however, the team plays a round of Never Tell Me the Odds with the rumors that Mel Gibson may direct Suicide Squad 2, Ridley Scott may direct The Batman, and if Arnold Schwarzenegger will pop up in the sequel The Predator.

After all of that, GeekScholars Fox and Chris review The Great Wall with surprising positivity!

 

What to Watch This Weekend: Hell or High Water

On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Hell or High Water, a modern western about two brothers-turned-bank robbers trying to evade the law through the Midwest.

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.

John Wick: Chapter 2 Masters the Art of the Action Sequel

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) suits up for action in John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2 continues the adventures of the title character (Keanu Reeves), a master assassin who wants to leave his past behind and live a normal, quiet life (with his dog). When an old contact calls in a livelong favor, the rules of the guild stipulate that Wick go back into action for this final job. Wick reluctantly accepts after a bit of coercion, hopeful that closing this contract may allow him to find some peace. It does not. Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 2 Masters the Art of the Action Sequel

What to Watch This Weekend: Lion

On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Lion, the true story of a man who is raised by Australian couple in Tasmania after accidentally getting separated from his family in India. Years later, the man attempts to retrace his journey and reconnect with his biological family.

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.

What to Watch This Weekend: Hacksaw Ridge

On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Hacksaw Ridge, the true story a conscientious objector of World War II who served the armed forces in the Pacific theater as a medic, but never used or carried a weapon of any kind.

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.

What to Watch This Weekend: Arrival

On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Arrivalcontinuing their 2017 series of Academy Awards nominees. Arrival is an original science fiction suspense film that details how humanity reacts and responds when alien life comes to the planet for the first time.

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.

What to Watch This Weekend: Moonlight

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Moonlight, continuing their 2017 series of films likely to garner several Academy Awards nominations. Moonlight is a story told in three acts about a gay black boy becoming man and his struggle to find and embrace his own identity.

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.

The Founder Weaves Together a Fascinating Narrative About the American Dream

Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) gets his first taste of McDonalds’ possibilities in THE FOUNDER.

The Founder is the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), the man who discovered the potential of a small hamburger joint in San Bernardino, California. It is the origin story of McDonalds. Having mild to moderate success as a salesman for various goods, Kroc finds himself both amused and intrigued when he receives an order for five multi-mixing milkshake machines. Perplexed at how one restaurant could ever such a need, he drives to the first ever McDonalds run by a pair of brothers, Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John Carroll Lynch). Continue reading The Founder Weaves Together a Fascinating Narrative About the American Dream

What to Watch This Weekend: Hidden Figures

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Hidden Figures, a serious awards contender this season that tells the true story of three amazing women who worked at NASA during the height of space race in the 1960s.

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.

 

 

20th Century Women Educate on the Female Experience

Dorthea (L-Annette Benning) attempts to pass on some maternal wisdom to her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in 20th CENTURY WOMEN.

20th Century Women is a narrative of growing—older, wiser, and up. The story focuses on Dorthea (Annette Benning), a single mother living in Santa Barbara, California during 1979. Dorthea raises her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) in a bed and breakfast style house which is also frequented by Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a budding photographer and feminist, Julie (Elle Fanning) a precocious young adult finding her way through life, and William (Billy Crudup) the maintenance man with ambition to do more with his career. Feeling the burden of raising a young man on her own, Dorthea enlists the help of these residents to help Jamie learn about the world. Continue reading 20th Century Women Educate on the Female Experience

What to Watch This Weekend: La La Land

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of La La Land (a presumptive Academy Award nominee for best picture) an original movie musical that tells the story of a jazz musician and aspiring actress who strike up a romance in Los Angeles.

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.