Summer Blockbuster season is upon us, and GeekScholars Movie News is ready to release their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for the first half of May 2014. Hit the jump to learn more about the movies covered in this episode, or hit play above! [click to continue…]
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If you are a self-proclaimed geek, the latest GeekScholars Movie News show might be considered mandatory listening. Hit the jump to find out why, or just trust us and hit play above.
Welcome to April 2014! GeekScholars Movie News has once again done their research and are ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Weekend Box Office Predictions for the month. Click to the jump to both learn more about the films we cover, as well as what other movie projects we discuss. Of course, you could just also just hit ‘play’ above.
On this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the crew reports on a ton of news regarding many projects, generating some really fascination discussions including the future of Pixar, minorities in film, and altering canon. Hit the jump for more, or play above to listen now.
Director/writer Jon Favreau has returned to independent comedy with heart and passion. Without question, every syllable, every frame, and every musical note of Chef feels like a recipe conjured up by Favreau composed of his favorite ingredients. In keeping with that theme, Chef doesn’t deliver one flavor profile, but several, as Favreau navigates between high-brow humor, low-brow humor, and deep character development. The result is a touching, and often laugh out loud funny story of a man trying to connect with his son, while also reminding himself of a passion he knows he has lost. On the whole, Favreau successfully accomplishes what he set out do—entertain while relaying a topic clearly personal to him, being the person you want to be, through the medium of the culinary arts.
I have a certain stylistic rules I adhere to when writing film critiques—for example, I do not write from the first-person perspective. But, because Veronica Mars wonderfully, and refreshingly, breaks most rules of film making and execution, I have decided to break my own rules in order to give the film the review it deserves.
Reviewing film, or any medium for that matter, requires two elements: a standard for evaluation, and an objective perspective. On the second point, because movies provide such a visceral experience, it is often difficult for a reviewer to differentiate between the positives and negatives of a piece of cinema and their own personal preferences for what they enjoy in a film.
This episode of GeekScholars Movie News beings by recapping the biggest event in Hollywood—The Oscars. Listen in as the hosts discuss the winners, surprises, and memorable moments from the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Hit the jump to learn which Hollywood rumors are gaining some buzz. Hit play above if you’re already sold and want to listen! [click to continue…]