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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.

Movie News: BBC’s Top 100 American Films, Preview Reviews for Joy, Freeheld, and More!

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On this week’s episode, the hosts review the recently released list of the Top 100 American Films by the BBC. The GeekScholars discuss surprise inclusions, exclusions, and odd placements.

In the second half of the show, the hosts review the first trailers for several character-driven films coming out this Fall including Before We Go, Mississippi Grind, Freeheld, and Joy. 

Movie News: GeekScholars Movie News 200th Episode Celebration!

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For 200 episodes over the course of almost four years, GeekScholars Movie News has intended to entertain audiences around the globe with banter, commentary, and analysis regarding all things film-related. This week, on a very, very special episode the GeekScholars answer listener-submitted questions and reflect on some the funniest, most-challenging, and strangest moments of their journey thus far.

Special guest host JD Duran of InSession Film moderated the session for a podcast that is truly one you will not want to miss.

Movie News: 2015 San Diego Comic-Con Recap; Top 5 Films of 2015 So Far

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The annual San Diego Comic-Con International concluded recently and the proceedings gave film geeks lots to cheer about as new footage and information was revealed for several properties and franchises. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News recaps the highlights of the convention including new insights on: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ghostbusters, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, The Hateful 8, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

From there, the GeekScholars reveal their top five films of 2015 thus far as we move out of the summer blockbuster season.

Finally, next week is Episode 200! If you haven’t yet submitted a question for the special show, do so now on Twitter, Facebook, or by writing to

Movie News: Geeky Franchise Roundup, Inside Out Reviewed

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There have been lots of interesting rumors and developments this past week for a whole bunch of geeky franchises, series, and stand-alone films. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News covers many quick tidbits for a variety of movies, including:

  • Ghostbusters
  • Indiana Jones 5
  • X-Men: Apocalypse/Gambit
  • Maleficent 2
  • Kick-Ass 3
  • MEG
  • The Last Witch Hunter 2
  • Star Wars Anthology Films

To close things out, the GeekScholars share their spoiler-free thoughts on Inside Out

Interview and Movie Review: The DUFF w/ Author Kody Keplinger!


On this very special episode, the GeekScholars welcome guest Kody Keplinger, author of The Duff, the wildly popular novel recently adapted into a feature film of the same name, that chronicles a high school girl’s discovery, and research of, the social strata that exists at her school. Keplinger sat down with the GeekScholars to discuss the film at length and revealed her inspirations, her thoughts on the casting, and what didn’t make it onto the big screen in this spoiler-free discussion of the movie.


Movie News: Hemsworth in Ghostbusters, Doctor Strange Villain, Bad Boys 3; Preview Reviews for The Program, and The Martian

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Some interesting developments in the world of cinema drive this week’s installment of GeekScholars Movie NewsThe show begins with an installment of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’ where the hosts discuss Chris Hemsworth (Thor) getting cast in the Ghostbusters reboot, Chiwetel Ejiofor joining Doctor Strange, and Joe Carnahan (The Grey) being in talks to possible write and/or direct Bad Boys 3.

From there, the GeekScholars review the first trailers for The Program, a biopic about Lance Armstrong’s cheating scandal and The Martian, a space rescue thriller starring Matt Damon. The show concludes with Fox’s quick review of Jurassic World.


Movie News: Young Han Solo, Hellboy III, MEG, Preview Reviews for Everest, The Walk, Bridge of Spies

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Lots of rumors and trailers this week to discuss! As such, GeekScholars Movie News kicks off a ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ segment where they discuss (coincidentally) the probability of a younger Han Solo showing up in the Boba Fett film, Red Hulk making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and whether or not Hellboy III, and MEG will ever get made.

From there, the hosts review the first trailers for several films debuting this fall including Everest, The Walk, Bridge of Spies, and Z for Zachariah.

Movie News: June 2015 Monthly Preview, Cannes Film Festival Recap

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Welcome to June 2015, and a whole list of big blockbuster releases! GeekScholars Movie News is ready to release their Rotten Tomatoes, Opening Box Office Predictions, and overall excitement levels for:

  • Entourage
  • Spy
  • Jurassic World
  • Inside Out
  • Ted 2

In addition, the hosts discuss the recent winners at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and which ones audiences should seek out in the coming months.

Movie News: The Future of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mad Max, and Brad Bird (but not all together)

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News is all about looking forward! To kick things off, the crew discusses everything that’s been happening with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action sequel including characters, casting, and potential plot lines. From there–Mad Max: Fury Road was a critical success, but did it perform well enough to warrant sequel? Continue reading Movie News: The Future of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mad Max, and Brad Bird (but not all together)