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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!

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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)

Movie News: Captain America: Civil War Cast, Preview Reviews for Vacation, Ricki and the Flash

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Even while Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate at the box office, Marvel is already looking ahead to 2016 when they will debut Captain America: Civil War. Recently, Marvel unveiled a massive cast list for the third Captain America film and it features old characters, new characters, and even some surprises. As such, GeekScholars Movie News begins this week with a discussion about what audiences can expect from this next entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also included in this episodes are some first-looks at trailers. Hit the jump for more. Continue reading Movie News: Captain America: Civil War Cast, Preview Reviews for Vacation, Ricki and the Flash

Movie Reviews: Spoiler-Free and Spoiler-Laden Avengers: Age of Ultron Discussions

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The 2015 Hollywood Blockbuster season is officially in full swing as the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters recently. Given that GeekScholars Movie News has been closely following this project since even before it was formally announced, this week’s show kicks off with a spoiler-free review and discussion of the film. For a more candid conversation, stick around after the credits!

Also included in this week’s topics: a Boba Fett film, 21 Jump Street spin-offs, and whether or not The Joker and Batman will cameo in each other’s upcoming movies.

Movie News: May 2015 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions: Ultron, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and More!

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The 2015 summer blockbuster season has commenced! Accordingly, this week’s GeekScholars Movie News begins with a preview of May 2015, including the hosts’ Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1st
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – May 15th
  • Pitch Perfect 2 – May 15th
  • Tomorrowland – May 22nd
  • Aloha – May 22nd
  • San Andreas – May 29th

Continue reading Movie News: May 2015 Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions: Ultron, Mad Max, Pitch Perfect 2, Tomorrowland, and More!

Movie Review: Big Eyes

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Big Eyesa the true story of a painter, Margaret Keane played by Amy Adams, whose works of art become a beloved cultural phenomenon, but her husband steals the credit for them over the course of many years.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a highly-acclaimed film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Movie News: The Flash Directors, Incredibles 2, Avengers 2, Fast and Furious Franchise

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This week’s film headlines were brimming with rumors, so this episode of GeekScholars Movie News features a super-sized segment of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ Each host weighs in with their probability of each of the following coming true:

  • The Lego Movie directors helming The Flash
  • Jason Todd aka Robin appearing the DC movies
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron breaking box office records
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finally getting a sequel
  • Getting up to ten Fast and Furious films

Plus much more!