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What to Watch This Weekend: Won’t You Be Neighbor?

Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Won’t You Be My Neighbor? a documentary about Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, the acclaimed children’s program on public access television.

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: Chappaquiddick

Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Chappaquiddick, a true account of the events that surrounding Senator Ted Kennedy, the death of one of his staff members, and the aftermath of the scandal that ensued.

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.

Happytime Murders is Full of Fluff

Connie (Melissa McCarthy, L), and Phil (Bill Barretta) survey the scene of potential crime in THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

The Happytime Murders is the story of Phil (Bill Barretta), a disgraced puppet ex-cop now working as a private investigator, who is drawn back into a world he’d rather forget. Phil’s brother, Larry (Victor Yerrid), used to work on a popular kids’ television show in the 1980s called The Happytime Gang, along with Phil’s ex-girlfriend, Jenny (Elizabeth Banks). Today, all of the former cast members of the The Happytime Gang are getting murdered off, one by one. When The Happytime Gang goes into syndication, the windfall will be equally distributed among the surviving cast-members. Fewer living cast-members means a larger share, and thus a suspected motive emerges. Continue reading Happytime Murders is Full of Fluff

The Meg: Mega Big Shark Delivers Bite-Sized Thrills

A prehistoric megalodon terrorizes Chinese waters in THE MEG. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Meg is story of a super ginormous shark, and the one man who can help stop it—Jonas (Jason Statham). Five years ago, working as a rescue diver, Jonas had what he believed to be an encounter with a sea beast while attempting to save crewmembers from a nuclear sub at the lowest depth he had ever dived. The purported beast interrupted the operation, and Jonas’ choice to abort the mission in order to save those he could cost him his credibility. Continue reading The Meg: Mega Big Shark Delivers Bite-Sized Thrills

Christopher Robin: A Family Treat as Sweet as Hunny

Piglet (L-Nick Mohammed), and Pooh (Jim Cummings) seek assistance in CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Christopher Robin is the story of a playful dreamer who has grown old and forgotten his craft. When he was a boy, Christopher Robin (Ewan MacGregor) spent his days in the Hundred Acre Woods, going on adventures with his friends. There was Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), a silly old bear with a big heart and simple wisdom; Piglet (Nick Mohammed), a nervous young lad full of imagination running wild; Eeyore (Brad Garrett), a loyal and morose donkey; and Tigger (also Jim Cummings), an overeager joyously bouncy playmate, and many more. The lot of them wasted many hours doing nothing at all in the forest, which often led to wonderful somethings. Continue reading Christopher Robin: A Family Treat as Sweet as Hunny

Mission: Impossible Might Make You Fall Out of Your Chair, After Sitting on its Edge – A 4DX Review

L to R: Benji (Simon Pegg), Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson), Ethan (Tom Cruise), and Luther (Ving Rhames) return to stop an international terrorist threat in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT. Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the continuing story of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) whom, along with his team, are the people you call when the world needs saving. In their 6th outing, the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) have found themselves facing a dilemma regarding missing plutonium that is likely to be used for nuclear weapons. This is mostly the IMF’s fault due to an exchange gone bad where Hunt decides to save the life of his friend, Luther (Ving Rhames), over completing his mission. Continue reading Mission: Impossible Might Make You Fall Out of Your Chair, After Sitting on its Edge – A 4DX Review

What to Watch This Weekend: A Quiet Place

Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of A Quiet Place, a suspense-thriller following the lives of a family who live in fear of the creatures who hunt them by sound.

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.

Puzzle Has Several Good Pieces, But Can’t Fit Them All Together

Kelly Macdonald stars as Agnes in PUZZLE, a story of a woman trying to put her life back together. Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classic.

Puzzle is the story of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), a stay-at-home mom who has led a mundane life. She’s married to Louie (David Denman) whom she met young. Louie has good qualities—he’s loyal and devoted—but he suppresses Agnes actively and passively, either announcing family-impacting decisions without her input, or glaring across the dinner table with eyes that scream “know your place.” After Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a random present, her life begins to change. Continue reading Puzzle Has Several Good Pieces, But Can’t Fit Them All Together

What to Watch This Weekend: Isle of Dogs

Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Isle of Dogs a stop-motion animated feature from director Wes Anderson about a young boy who goes searching for his beloved canine on an island that dogs have been banished to.

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.

Skyscraper Towers Tall Despite Being a Little Rocky

Zhao (Chin Han, L) meets with Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) to discuss building security in SKYSCRAPER. Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

Skyscraper is the story of Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson). Ten years ago, while serving as an FBI hostage crisis extractor, Sawyer suffered through a terrible incident which cost him one of his legs. Today he has started a whole new life as a loving husband, father to twins, and the head of his own private security analysis company. The latter achievement has landed Sawyer an incredibly high-end opportunity to serve as the head of security for The Pearl, the world’s most luxurious (and tallest) skyscraper ever constructed. The bottom portion of the structure is home to commerce, the middle boasts a vertical park, and the top floors contain residences which are yet to open, but home to Sawyer’s family. Continue reading Skyscraper Towers Tall Despite Being a Little Rocky

What to Watch This Weekend: Blockers

Welcome to What To Watch This Weekend, a weekly series dedicated to helping figure out which films you should enjoy in the near future. On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Blockers, a comedy about three parents who try to stop their teenage daughters from fulfilling a sex pact on their prom night.

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.