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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.

Sorry to Bother You: Unapologetically Poignant

Detroit (Tessa Thompson, L), and Cassius (Lakeith Stanfeld) attend a worker walkout in SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Sorry to Bother You is the story of Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfeld). Green knows three things: he’s broke, he’s in love with Detroit (Tessa Thompson), and he desperately wants the means to provide for her. Green falls into a job as a telemarketer, where he struggles at first, but then a mentor-like figure (Danny Glover) gives him the ultimate tip—Green should use his white voice (dub-over by David Cross) to close sales over the phone. This new tactic propels Green into the status of overnight phenom and begins getting the love from management for the amount of money he’s raking in. Continue reading Sorry to Bother You: Unapologetically Poignant

Ant-Man and the Wasp: A Tiny but Important Victory for Marvel

Marvel Studios ANT-MAN AND THE WASP..L to R: The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) ..Photo: Ben Rothstein..©Marvel Studios 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp begins about two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) finds himself under house arrest for violation of the Sokovia Accords—the new international decree that forbids unauthorized and unregulated superhero activity. While combating extreme boredom, Lang has begun making some changes in his life that he hopes will prepare him for a stable a life once he’s on parole. He’s used the time to grow closer to his family, come to terms with the fact that his days as Ant-Man are over, and even helped start his own security company with his friend Luis (Michael Peña). Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp: A Tiny but Important Victory for Marvel

What to Watch This Weekend: The Death of Stalin

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 The Death of Stalin, a satire that explores the political chaos that occurred in Russia after the famous dictator died unexpectedly.

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.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Vies to be the King of Summer Fun

Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) returns as the raptor-whisperer amidst more dinosaur troubles in JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens up a few years after the events of its predecessor. After the horrific events that happened at the park, it has been abandoned, but still monitored. When volcanic activity threatens to wipe out the remaining dinosaurs, former Jurassic World employees Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return for a rescue and extraction mission, at the behest of a private corporation. To the surprise of only the characters on screen, a plot to capture the dinosaurs and use them for nefarious purposes is the real intention of the mission. Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Vies to be the King of Summer Fun

Incredibles 2: Short of its Namesake, but Still Very Good

Holly Hunter returns to voice Elastigirl in INCREDIBLES 2 as a mother struggling to balance family and super-heroics.

Incredibles 2 arrives 14 years after its predecessor was released, but begins some mere minutes after the previous film’s conclusion. The Parr family—Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Dash (Huck Milner), Violet (Sarah Vowell), and baby Jack Jack (Eli Fucile)—suit up after a local school track meet when an old foe named The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) shows up to rob a bank. The Incredibles spring into action, attempting to stop The Underminer’s wanton destruction of the city, an ancillary effect of his crime. While the family is mostly successful, plenty of people in high places lament the damage the superheroes continue rack up on their watch and consequently, their parachute support (day jobs, relocation services), gets yanked. Continue reading Incredibles 2: Short of its Namesake, but Still Very Good

Eating Animals Hungers to Impact American Diets

Documentarian Christopher Dillon Quinn explores the current conditions and methodologies related to farming in American in EATING ANIMALS.

Eating Animals is a documentary by Christopher Dillion Quinn (God Grew Tired of Us), and narrated by Natalie Portman (Black Swan) that focuses on the food industry in America. In particular, Eating Animals focuses primarily on whistle blowers within “factory farming,” a practice whereby corporations try to produce meat as quickly, cheaply, and as efficiently as possible, and those farmers on the other end of the spectrum who are trying to preserve the old ways of sustainability that takes into consideration the health and well-being of animals. Continue reading Eating Animals Hungers to Impact American Diets

What to Watch This Weekend: Tomb Raider

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 Tomb Raider, an adaptation of the popular video game series featuring a young woman who goes on an epic adventure after her father’s mysterious disappearance.

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.

Ocean’s 8: Lacks the Magic to Make It Great

Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock, left) leads Lou, Nine Ball, and Amita (L-R: Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling) on a wild heist in OCEAN’S 8. Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Ocean’s 8 is story of Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), a convicted con artist who decides upon her release from prison that she is going to pull one giant job—a jewelry heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art during one of its annual galas. Debbie’s line of work runs in the family as she is the brother of one Danny Ocean (George Clooney from the previous installments in the series).  As soon as fresh air is on her face, Debbie puts her plan into motion, starting with recruitment. Continue reading Ocean’s 8: Lacks the Magic to Make It Great