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The Huge December 2016 Movie Preview!

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This is an awesome show. December 2016 is an enormous month for awesome film releases and this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News has you covered for everything you need to know about them! We share our thoughts on what’s going to be well-received, what’s going to flop and share our predictions for Rotten Tomatoes scores and Opening Box Office numbers.

Oh, and now’s a good time to heed our prognostications as our predictions for November 2016 were scary accurate with our lowest margin-of-error ever!

Moana’s Progressiveness Results in Magic

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Moana (Auli’I Cravalho) helps Maui (Dwayne Johnson) reunite with his magical weapon from the gods: a giant fishhook that allows him to shape-shift.

Moana is story of a young pacific islander woman who yearns. While understanding her rightful duty to one day lead and guide her people given that she the chief’s daughter, the possibility of what lies beyond her island across the great wavy sapphire expansion drives Moana’s (Auli’I Cravalho) curiosity on a daily basis. When her homeland becomes sickly for unexplained reasons, Moana’s grandmother not-so-subtly nudges her to answer the call of the ocean and become the explorer she knows she is in her heart. Continue reading Moana’s Progressiveness Results in Magic

What to Watch This Weekend: Pete’s Dragon

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Pete’s Dragon, a live-action remake of the Disney family adventure film about a young boy who grows up in the wild under the care of his best friend–a giant dragon.

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: Kubo and the Two Strings

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Kubo and the Two Stringsa stop-motion animated adventure about a young boy who teams up with a monkey and a beetle-warrior to find his father’s suit of army while evading mystical monsters.

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.

Beauty and the Beast, and Kong Trailers, Fantastic Beasts Reviewed

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Happy Thanksgiving! On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts share their thoughts on the trailers for Beauty and the Beast, and Kong: Skull Island, as well discuss the possibility of Wedding Crashers 2, Green Hornet remake, and Steve Carell in Minecraft. Fox and Chris then close things out with a spoiler-free review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 

X-Men Movies, Dumbledore Casting, Marvel Phase 4

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Speculation abound for this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News! The hosts come together to talk some about some interesting topics including the future of the X-Men movies (including Deadpool), who should play a young Albus Dumbledore, how they feel about Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and even what films they think will be in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase 4!

Finding Dory Keeps Swimming and Goes No Where

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From L to R, Nemo (Hayden Rolence) chats with his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks) about helping Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) find her family in FINDING DORY.

Chronologically, it has been 13 years since its Finding Nemo, but Finding Dory picks up only about a year after the events of its predecessor. Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo (Hayden Rolence), and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) are living happily together, with routines on the schedule most days. Dory, however, begins having mild flashbacks, breaking through her short-term memory loss, which triggers in her a strong urge to find her long lost family. Somewhat reluctantly, if not skeptically, Marlin and Nemo agree to assist Dory on her adventure. Continue reading Finding Dory Keeps Swimming and Goes No Where

What to Watch This Weekend: Sausage Party

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Sausage Party, a raunchy R-rated animated comedy about a bunch of living food that becomes aware that “The Great Beyond,” the place food goes after being purchased, may actually be a place of doom when the rumor starts that humans eat them.

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.

Doctor Strange is a Prescription for Weird Unusual Fun

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Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) readies to battle evil forces in DOCTOR STRANGE.

Doctor Strange is the story of a renowned egotistical neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Strange, who loses the ability to use his hands due a freak car accident, thus effectively ending his career. Searching for answers and possible cures, Strange finds himself in Tibet seeking out a being known as The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). The Ancient One was able to repair the legs of one of Strange’s colleagues, so he assumes a similar outcome might be possible for him. Continue reading Doctor Strange is a Prescription for Weird Unusual Fun

Nerve Unnerves but Never Puts It All Together

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Ian (Dave Franco) invites Vee (Emma Roberts) to continue the ride in NERVE.

Nerve is set in the current modern digital age, where teenage millennials live in an open-source world of access and exposure. A graduating senior, Venus (Emma Roberts, whose character goes by “Vee”) is struggling with some life choices: should she go to the expensive colleges of her dream on the west coast, and should she finally tell the star quarterback (J.P, played by Brian Marc) that she’s always had a crush on him? Best friend Sydney (Emily Meade) decides Vee is too reserved and not taking enough chances, and thus speaks to J.P. on her behalf, only to end up with Vee receiving a small shower of public humiliation. Continue reading Nerve Unnerves but Never Puts It All Together

What to Watch This Weekend: Captain Fantastic

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Captain Fantastic, the story of a family led by Viggo Mortensen, who decide to live their lives completely off-the-grid in the wilderness, sustaining themselves completely by nature. Their lifestyle choices come into question, however, when they are forced to interact with society and members of their extended family.

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.