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Movie News: Star Wars, Fast and Furious, Top Gun 2, The Dark Tower, Preview Reviews for Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News features a great mix of all different kinds of films. The show opens with a round of Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down where the hosts discuss the future of the Star Wars and Fast and Furious franchises, Val Kilmer’s return for Top Gun 2, who will direct Mission: Impossible 6, and more!

From there the episode concludes with preview reviews with two sequels of sorts: Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War. 

2015 Best Picture Race, Preview Reviews for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and Allegiant

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As we officially enter the 2015 awards season,GeekScholars Movie News steps back  and takes a look at the field of possible Best Picture nominees. Fox and Chris were each asked to analyze the potential choices and construct their own lists–find out which ten films they chose including where they agree, differ, and why. Write in to tell us which films you expect to get nominated!

From there, it’s a pair of Preview Reviews as the hosts take a look at the first footage from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and The Divergent Series: Allegiant. 

Movie News: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Preview Reviews for Warcraft and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Spectre Reviewed

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a discussion of the next movie in the Harry Potter universe—the prequel (of sorts) called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The hosts reveal everything we know thus far about the impending film, including a breakdown of the plot summary.

From there, the GeekScholars take a first look at Warcraft, the popular video game adaptation, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to the 2010 Disney film starring Johnny Depp.

To wrap things up, Fox and Chris debate the pros and cons of Spectre, James Bond’s latest spy adventure, with a Spoiler Session after the credits.

Movie Trailers: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Got a Gun

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News focuses on some big trailers that recently debuted, starting (of course) with the final, full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The hosts reflect on the marketing campaign to date and what they expect from Episode VII, compared to the prequels.

From there, the GeekScholars take a look at the previews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Jane Got a Gun–a western starring Natalie Portman who must defend herself from a bad of outlaws attempting to kill her husband.

Movie News: New York Comic-Con 2015 –The Last Witch Hunter, Goosebumps, Batman, Marvel, and Ghostbusters

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, GeekScholar Fox reports in from his time at the 2015 New York Comic-Con! Fox was on-hand to learn more about Vin Diesel’s The Last Witchhunter, Jack Black’s Goosebumps, and other tidbits from Marvel, the world of Batman, and the history of Ghostbusters!

Episode 212 closes things out with a Preview Review of Hail, Caesar! the latest comedy from Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit), about an epic 1950’s Hollywood production gone awry starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum.

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.