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Movie Review: Big Eyes

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Big Eyesa the true story of a painter, Margaret Keane played by Amy Adams, whose works of art become a beloved cultural phenomenon, but her husband steals the credit for them over the course of many years.

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

Movie News: The Flash Directors, Incredibles 2, Avengers 2, Fast and Furious Franchise

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This week’s film headlines were brimming with rumors, so this episode of GeekScholars Movie News features a super-sized segment of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ Each host weighs in with their probability of each of the following coming true:

  • The Lego Movie directors helming The Flash
  • Jason Todd aka Robin appearing the DC movies
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron breaking box office records
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finally getting a sequel
  • Getting up to ten Fast and Furious films

Plus much more!

Movie News: Casey Jones and Killer Croc Cast; Live-Action Adaptations of Mulan and Winnie the Pooh

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Lots of fun, interesting news on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, and hosts cover it all with an installment of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’. Specifically, the GeekScholars weigh in with their thoughts on:

  • Casey Jones’ casting for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel
  • Killer Croc appearing in the Batman-spin off, Suicide Squad
  • Live-action adaptations of Mulan and Winnie Pooh
  • A Play-doh film
  • Hugh Jackman in a religious drama about the apostle Paul

Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions: Furious 7, Paul Blart 2, Age of Adaline

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It’s April 2015! As such, the GeekScholars are ready to announce their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office Predictions for: Furious 7 (April 3), Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (April 10), Age of Adaline (April 17).

From there, Lauren moderates a fantastically geeky ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ segment, where the hosts talk about certain developments coming to fruition including: Captain Marvel showing up on screen early, who will play Green Lantern, Ready Player One making it to the big screen under Steven Spielberg, and Idris Elba in Star Trek 3. 

Preview Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Pixels, Man Up, and More

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie Newsthe hosts review several new recently released trailers for films across a variety of genres. Hit the jump for me. Continue reading Preview Reviews for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Pixels, Man Up, and More

Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe, Star Wars: Rogue One, Live-Action Dumbo

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It’s a trio of truly interesting topics on GeekScholars Movie News this week.To start things off, the hosts discuss all of the new happenings with Ghostbusters, particularly the recent announcement that a second movie in the rebooted universe may be underway, starring Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt. Hit the jump to hear what we cover regarding Star Wars and Dumbo. Continue reading Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe, Star Wars: Rogue One, Live-Action Dumbo

Spider-Man Director, Beauty and the Beast Casting, Toy Story 4, Independence Day 2 Casting

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has a lot of interesting headlines to discuss. To begin the show, the hosts play a round of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’ where they weigh in on a variety of recent topics, including:

  • The newly announced director of Spider-Man
  • Casting for the live-action Beauty and the Beast adaptation
  • Toy Story 4 plot and genre details
  • Independence Day 2 casting
  • New writer for Barbie adaptation
  • Potential changes to the Academy Award Best Picture category

Hit the jump for more! Continue reading Spider-Man Director, Beauty and the Beast Casting, Toy Story 4, Independence Day 2 Casting

What to Watch This Weekend: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1the third film in the action-packed series adapted from the popular young adult novel franchise. In this entry, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) comes to terms with her new role as the symbolic leader of the impending revolution against the dictatorial Capitol.

March 2015 Preview with Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions

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March has arrived, and thus GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for the month. After a very strong showing for February, this week the hosts given their scores for:

  • Chappie
  • Unfinished Business
  • Cinderella
  • Insurgent
  • Get Hard
  • Home

The GeekScholars close things out with some updates on the Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, and Blade Runner franchises.

87th Annual Academy Awards Recap, New Aliens Film, Deadpool Casting, Settlers of Catan Movie

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The 2014 film awards season concluded recently with the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Whiplash all walked away big during the 3+ hour long event. To begin this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts review the winners, losers, surprises, snubs, and memorable moments from the Oscars, and its host, Neil Patrick Harris. Continue reading 87th Annual Academy Awards Recap, New Aliens Film, Deadpool Casting, Settlers of Catan Movie

Spider-Man Joins Marvel, Wolverine/Professor X Team-up Film, Kingsman: The Secret Service Reviewed

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Lots of exciting comic-book film happenings dominate this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News. The hosts begin by discussing the recent announcement that Spider-Man will be joining Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, starting with an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and then later he’ll star in his own solo film. Find out who the GeekScholars would like to cast in the role, and what Spider-Man story lines they expect to see on the big screen. Continue reading Spider-Man Joins Marvel, Wolverine/Professor X Team-up Film, Kingsman: The Secret Service Reviewed