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What to Watch This Weekend: The Wind Rises

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On this episode, the GeekScholars discuss The Wind Risesthe animated film from renowned filmmaker and artist, Hayao Miyazaki. The GeekScholars call The Wind Rises a “a romantic journey through aeronautical engineering,” as the film explores the fictionalized life of a Japanese airplane builder during World War II.

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

DC’s Suicide Squad Casting, Doctor Doom Origin Changes, and an Aunt May Spin-Off Film for Spider-Man?

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with the ambitious casting Warner Brothers is trying to achieve with Suicide Squad, a Batman spin-off film focused on selected members of the rogue’s gallery. Specifically, the GeekScholars talk about the high-profiled stars the studio wants to play The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag. Hit play above to listen, or more to find what other fun topics we covered on the show. Continue reading

What to Watch This Weekend: How to Train Your Dragon 2

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On this episode, the GeekScholars discuss How to Train Your Dragon 2the animated sequel to the popular 2009 film about Hiccup, a young Viking, and Toothless, his dragon, and the adventures they have trying to keep the peace between the people and animals of the land.

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

Toy Story 4, Preview Reviews for The Hobbit, and Into the Woods, Big Hero 6 Reviewed

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with some beloved franchise news as Pixar and Disney have announced Toy Story 4. The hosts muse about what the franchise will look like going forward including potential story arcs and the new toys they would like to see in the future sequel. Hit the jump for more or hit play above!  Continue reading

Marvel Cinematic Universe – Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and The Avengers: Infinity War

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has unveiled their film plans until 2019. On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie Newsthe crew gets into the details about several of the planned movie including the background and what audiences might expect. Hit the jump for the films included, or hit play above. Continue reading

November 2014 Monthly Preview: Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions, The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Review

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This week on GeekScholars Movie News the crew engages in the November 2014 Monthly Preview. Specifically, the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for the month. Hit the jump to see which films we include or hit play above.

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Captain America: Civil War, The DC Comic Book Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange Casting

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In a week dominated by comic book movie headlines, the hosts of GeekScholars Movie News did their research and come ready to report everything you need to know about Marvel and DC’s upcoming projects in this episode.If you’re a comic book movie fan, this episode is an absolute must-listen. Hit the jump to find out why

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Never Tell Me the Odds: Spider-Man in Marvel Films, Iron Man 4, Sherlock Holmes 3, HD Version of Star Wars

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With New York Comic-Con in full swing, and Robert Downey, Jr. hitting the interview circuit, many rumors have been percolating regarding some beloved franchises. On this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the crew plays “Never Tell Me the Odds”. Hit the jump to find out which topics the hosts and debate the probability of happening.

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Tetris Movie, Zombieland 2, Preview Reviews for Tak3n, and Inherent Vice

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the crew kicks off the show with a conversation surrounding the announcement that a film adaptation of Tetris is in the works. The GeekScholars discuss how a viable movie can be made from this property and what the implications for future brands receiving film adaptations.

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October 2014 Monthly Preview w/ Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions

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GeekScholars Movie News is pleased to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for October 2014! In this week’s episode listen as the hosts given their thoughts on:

  • Gone Girl – October 3
  • Left Behind – October 3
  • The Judge – October 10
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Bad Day – October 10
  • Dracula Untold – October 10
  • Fury – October 10
  • John Wick – October 10

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Early Academy Award Contenders: The Best Films of the Toronto Film Festival 2014

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Over the past week, Toronto has been hosting its annual film festival, commonly known as TIFF. Such highlights from years past include Slumdog Millionaire, The King’s Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, and 12 Years a Slave, all of which went on to win Academy Awards. This years’ standouts may prove no different as viewers and critics raved about several performances and several films. This week on GeekScholars Movie News, the crew reviews the films from the 2014 Toronto Film Festival you won’t want to miss when they come to theaters.