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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

Boba Fett, Solo, The 4DX Experience

It’s a Star Wars-centric episode this week on GeekScholars Movie News as the show focuses on two major topics: the possibility of a Boba Fett standalone film, and a spoiler-free review of Solo: A Star Wars Story. As a bonus, Fox and Jill talk about seeing Solo in one of the brand new 4DX theaters cropping up across the nation and how it enhances the watching experience!

What to Watch This Weekend: Game Night

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 Game Night, a comedy about a group of gamers who accidentally get caught up in the middle of a real-life crime scenario with deadly consequences.

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.

Solo: A Star Wars Story with a Tone of its Own – Updated w/ the 4DX Experience

Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) weigh their options mid-heist in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Photos courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.

Solo chronicles the adventures of a young ruffian named Han (Alden Ehrenreich) who fans of Star Wars lore know will one day grow up to be the beloved rogue made famous by Harrison Ford. Han lives day to day on the slum planet of Corellia where he dreams to get out from under the oppressive rule of Lady Proxima (Linda Hunt), become a pilot, and tour the galaxy with his love Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). While making their escape, the two are separated and only Han is able to flee vowing to return for Qi’ra one day. Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story with a Tone of its Own – Updated w/ the 4DX Experience

Deadpool 2: Maximum Sequel

Ryan Reynolds returns as Wade Wilson, the Merc-with-a-Mouth in DEADPOOL 2

Deadpool 2 opens with the day-to-day living of Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds). Deadpool, the merc-with-a-mouth, is gainfully employed as a globe-trotting, wise-cracking assassin who dispatches foes ruthlessly and with grotesque creativity (credit where credit is due). Supporting him endlessly is his love Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) and overall life is grand. A time-traveling mutant named Cable (Josh Brolin) is about to test all of that. Continue reading Deadpool 2: Maximum Sequel

What to Watch This Weekend: Annihilation

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 Annihilation, a science-fiction, mystery, quasi-horror film about an alien anomaly that forms its own unusual ecosystem on Earth, drastically changing all life within it.

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: The Post

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 Post, a retelling of true story where by The Washington Post obtained documents incriminating the White House for lying to the American public about U.S. involvement in The Vietnam War, and the hard decisions that faced new owner Katherine Graham about whether or not to publish the findings.

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.