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Movie News: Captain America: Civil War Cast, Preview Reviews for Vacation, Ricki and the Flash

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Even while Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate at the box office, Marvel is already looking ahead to 2016 when they will debut Captain America: Civil War. Recently, Marvel unveiled a massive cast list for the third Captain America film and it features old characters, new characters, and even some surprises. As such, GeekScholars Movie News begins this week with a discussion about what audiences can expect from this next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also included in this episodes are some first-looks at trailers. Hit the jump for more. Continue reading Movie News: Captain America: Civil War Cast, Preview Reviews for Vacation, Ricki and the Flash

Movie Reviews: Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Laden Avengers: Age of Ultron Discussions

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The 2015 Hollywood Blockbuster season is officially in full swing as the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters recently. Given that GeekScholars Movie News has been closely following this project since even before it was formally announced, this week’s show kicks off with a spoiler-free review and discussion of the film. For a more candid conversation, stick around after the credits!

Also included in this week’s topics: a Boba Fett film, 21 Jump Street spin-offs, and whether or not The Joker and Batman will cameo in each other’s upcoming movies.

Movie News: May 2015 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions: Ultron, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and More!

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The 2015 summer blockbuster season has commenced! Accordingly, this week’s GeekScholars Movie News begins with a preview of May 2015, including the hosts’ Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1st
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – May 15th
  • Pitch Perfect 2 – May 15th
  • Tomorrowland – May 22nd
  • Aloha – May 22nd
  • San Andreas – May 29th

Continue reading Movie News: May 2015 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions: Ultron, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and More!

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.