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February 2016 Monthly Preview w/ Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions

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Welcome to February 2016! This upcoming month features a whole slate of interesting releases, and as such GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office Predictions for:

  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Deadpool
  • Zoolander
  • Race
  • The Witch

Plus, this week’s episode marks the inclusion of a brand new segment: ‘Script Doctor’. Let us know what you think!

Movie News: Academy Award Diversity Issues, Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts begin by playing ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ addressing the probability that:

  • The Academy Awards’ new rules will affect diversity
  • The Big Short will win Best Picture
  • The delay of Star Wars: Episode VIII will affect its performance
  • Another Terminator movie gets made

The GeekScholars close out the show with Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life.

The Most Anticipated Films of 2016

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As we move into the New Year, GeekScholars Movie News reveals their Most Anticipated Films of 2016! Find what the hosts are looking forward to most as they each reveal their Top 5. As a bonus, Jill plays Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down when she gets to hear the cast and pitches for some of the more unusual releases of the year.

The Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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There is one movie dominating the film discussion this week and that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Over two years ago, 158 episodes back, GeekScholars Movie News first reported on the seventh Star Wars film starting with the sale to Disney. Since then, the hosts have discussed everything from titles, directors, cast, and even music.

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here, we’ve compiled a historical journey by putting together all of our favorite moments and clips covering the film for the past three years in one retrospective episode to get you ready for the main event. Enjoy!

Movie News: December 2015 Preview w/ Predictions! Preview Review for Captain America: Civil War

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They’re here! It’s December 2015, and GeekScholars Movie News is ready to release their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for some of the biggest, most anticipated films of the entire year including:

  • In the Heart of the Sea – December 11th
  • The Big Short – December 11th
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18th
  • Sisters – December 18th
  • The Hateful Eight – December 25th
  • Joy – December 25th
  • Daddy’s Home – December 25th
  • Point Break – December 25th

Movie News: Star Wars, Fast and Furious, Top Gun 2, The Dark Tower, Preview Reviews for Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News features a great mix of all different kinds of films. The show opens with a round of Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down where the hosts discuss the future of the Star Wars and Fast and Furious franchises, Val Kilmer’s return for Top Gun 2, who will direct Mission: Impossible 6, and more!

From there the episode concludes with preview reviews with two sequels of sorts: Zoolander 2 and The Huntsman Winter’s War. 

2015 Best Picture Race, Preview Reviews for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and Allegiant

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As we officially enter the 2015 awards season,GeekScholars Movie News steps back  and takes a look at the field of possible Best Picture nominees. Fox and Chris were each asked to analyze the potential choices and construct their own lists–find out which ten films they chose including where they agree, differ, and why. Write in to tell us which films you expect to get nominated!

From there, it’s a pair of Preview Reviews as the hosts take a look at the first footage from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and The Divergent Series: Allegiant. 

Movie News: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Preview Reviews for Warcraft and Alice Through the Looking Glass, Spectre Reviewed

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a discussion of the next movie in the Harry Potter universe—the prequel (of sorts) called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The hosts reveal everything we know thus far about the impending film, including a breakdown of the plot summary.

From there, the GeekScholars take a first look at Warcraft, the popular video game adaptation, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, a sequel to the 2010 Disney film starring Johnny Depp.

To wrap things up, Fox and Chris debate the pros and cons of Spectre, James Bond’s latest spy adventure, with a Spoiler Session after the credits.

Movie Trailers: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Jane Got a Gun

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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News focuses on some big trailers that recently debuted, starting (of course) with the final, full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The hosts reflect on the marketing campaign to date and what they expect from Episode VII, compared to the prequels.

From there, the GeekScholars take a look at the previews for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Jane Got a Gun–a western starring Natalie Portman who must defend herself from a bad of outlaws attempting to kill her husband.

Movie News: New York Comic-Con 2015 –The Last Witch Hunter, Goosebumps, Batman, Marvel, and Ghostbusters

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, GeekScholar Fox reports in from his time at the 2015 New York Comic-Con! Fox was on-hand to learn more about Vin Diesel’s The Last Witchhunter, Jack Black’s Goosebumps, and other tidbits from Marvel, the world of Batman, and the history of Ghostbusters!

Episode 212 closes things out with a Preview Review of Hail, Caesar! the latest comedy from Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, Fargo, True Grit), about an epic 1950’s Hollywood production gone awry starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, and Channing Tatum.

Interviews: Atomic Fiction VFX; Movie Reviews: Con Man, and The Martian

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This week on GeekScholars Movie News, Fox sits down with Ryan Tudhope, the co-founder of Atomic Fiction, the Academic Award nominated visual effects team responsible for dazzling audiences with Game of Thrones, Star Trek Into Darkness, and San Andreas among many other films. Fox and Ryan talked about Atomic Fiction’s recent work on The Walk, as well as their efforts on the upcoming Deadpool film and Star Trek Beyond.

From there, the GeekScholars review Con Man, a new series from Alan Tudyk about an actor from a former hit science fiction show, and his misadventures navigating fan conventions.

To round things out, the hosts review The Martian, complete with a spoiler session after the credits.