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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 12. Ben Kingsley as the Iron Man 3 Villain; Reviews of The Cabin in the Woods and Lockout; First Look at Looper w/ Bruce Willis

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we jump into the probability that Sir Ben Kinglsey will be playing the villain in Iron Man 3…but who?

Then listen to us share our optimism after view the preview forLooper, a sci-fi time-travel actioneer starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as, well, a younger Bruce Willis.

After that, the GeekScholars present their non-spoilerific review of The Cabin in the Woods, and GeekScholar Chris flies solo as he praises Guy Pearce’s performance inLockout, but bashes on pretty much every other aspect of the movie. Then, as always, we close out with some quickies…

But! If you are a listener who heeded our advice and DID see The Cabin in the Woods, first off, we are very proud of you, but secondly, we encourage you to hang out after the credits to listen to our after-show bonus discussion where geek out about The Cabin in the Woodsa bit more, but with tons of spoilers dotting the conversation.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 11. Has Marketing for Movies Gone Overboard?; Quickies; First Looks at Total Recall and To Rome with Love

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we kick things off by talking a little bit about modern movie marketing. It seems as if there’s a TON of it with the explosion of online videos. Is it too much? Listen to our thoughts and weigh in with yours as well!

After that, listen as we quickly run through a whole bunch of interesting headlines including new tidbits about Catching Fire, Grace of Monaco, a Hank Aaron biopic, the future of The Avengers franchise and more!

From there, we dive into two preview reviews. First, we take a look at the first trailer for the reboot of Total Recall, and then we greet Woody Allen’s next flick, To Rome with Love with a healthy dose of skepticism.

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 10. Recasting Jaws; April 2012 Preview; Mirror, Mirror Review and more!

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, the crew debuts a new segment called the Casting Competition Challenge where the GeekScholars must attempt to recast classic films in the modern era. On this episode, listen to our picks for who we think should play Brody, Hooper, and Quint if a remake of Jaws were to happen today! Do you agree? Disagree?

And since it’s a brand new month, the GeekScholars take a look at all of the upcoming releases for April, highlighting which ones they are super excited about, and which ones they’ll be collectively skipping.

We then wrap things up with a look at the new trailer for The Rise of the Guardians as well a review of Mirror, Mirror (which wasn’t horrible as expected!)

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 9 Featuring the Return of Michelle! TMNT, Tom and Huck, The Hunger Games review!

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, get into a heavy discussion about when and why it’s okay to reboot or remake a film, and which ones we think are off-limits. From there we talk about how the heroes in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie may not be “mutant” or “teenage”, and also the merit of a new Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn movie that includes “supernatural elements”

We also have another great group review, featuring honorary GeekScholar Michelle, where we tackle the enormously popular film release of The Hunger Games.

Finally, there’s a great Mirror, Mirror prize pack we have to giveaway, so listen into the show for more details on how to win!

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 8! TVs to Movies; Dark Shadows; 21 Jump Street!

Geek Scholars PodcastHappy Tuesday from GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine. We have a great show for you this week. Since we’ll be covering reviews of both the trailer for Dark Shadows, as well as our thoughts on the new 21 Jump Street movie, we thought it would be appropriate to start the show off by discussing what televisions we think should be made into feature films.

So give the show a listen and let us know what you think! Do you agree with our picks? Do you have some other suggestions? We then close things out, as always, with a whole boatload of quickies, including updates on a variety of fun projects in the works.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 7! The Bechdel Test, Action No. 1, Venom and a review of John Carter!

Geek Scholars PodcastIt’s our 30th anniversary here at GeekScholars Movie News! Well, not 30 years, but 30 awesome episodes, and we have a fantastic show for you to celebrate. Really, it’s awesome.

We kick things off with a discussion of the The Bechdel Test– What is it, how is it relevant, and why is it important. In a nutshell, The Bechdel Test is a quick, if not quirky way, to identify gender bias in movie roles, in terms of quantity and quality. It’s a great discussion you’ll want to listen in (and send us your thoughts on as well!)

After that, we weigh in on a hilarious premise- the true story of Nicholas Cage’s favorite rare Superman comic-book being stolen from him. The team behind Reno 911 have written a script on this one event and turned it into an epic comedy we all hope makes it to the big screen.

Next, we address the rumors that a film focusing on Spider-Man villain, Venom, may not be all that far off, with Josh Trank of Chronicle fame eying the director’s chair.

Finally, GeekScholars Fox and Chris weigh in on John Carter and themselves befuddled by the lack of love for it from their fellow critics.

This is a fantastic episode, not to be missed! Listen here! 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 6! The Lorax Review and tons of trailers!

Geek Scholars PodcastAs the awards seasons comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, is back to looking at some big headlines and reviewing all of the latest trailers hitting the interwebs!

This week we take talk about an intriguing true-crime story coming to the big screen starring Jonah Hill and James Franco called True Story. We’ve also get the latest on a musical-comedy called One Hit Wonders, coming from the creator of Glee that looks to have an all-star cast ready to take the stage.

Then we have a whole plethora of trailer reviews that we dive into, including ParaNorman, Frankenweenie, That’s My Boy, and Bernie, and you’ll find the GeekScholars completely split in their reactions.

GeekScholars Chris and Lauren also share their thoughts on this past weekend’s big box office winner, The Lorax

Finally, we have some interesting updates about Ghostbusters 3, a Muppets sequel, and the return of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 5! Academy Awards Recap; March Preview! With Special Guest Michelle!

Geek Scholars PodcastOn this special episode of GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we welcome honorary GeekScholar Michelle to discuss the results of the 2012 Academy Awards!

We also look ahead at a whole bunch of films coming out in the March, highlighting which ones we’re excited about and which ones…not so much. Listen in to hear our thoughts on: The Lorax, John Carter, Friends with Kids, 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans, and Mirror Mirror!

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 4!

 

Geek Scholars PodcastOn this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we finish up with last installment of our four-part series regarding the 2012 Academy Award nominations, where we get some lively discussion regarding the more technical awards- best sound mixing, best sound editing, best makeup, best costumes, and best visual effects.

After that, we discuss our thoughts on a bio-pic called The Butler about Eugene Allen, a man who served in the White House for 34 years. We’ve heard rumblings that Guillermo Del Toro may want to do his own version of Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson as his heroine, so we muse about what that might look like. We then wrap up our headlines talking about Michael Fassbender’s potential next flick about a mythological Irish warrior.

Our trailer of the week, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter got Lauren especially excited, so you’ll have to hear what we all thought of it. Then finally Fox gives his take on This Means War, which he loved far more than his fellow critics.

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This Sunday, February 23rd, starting at 7:00 EST, the 84th Annual Academy Awards will air, and you can follow along with LIVE commentary from the GeekScholars! Just follow us at @GeekScholars to hear our thoughts live as the winners are announced!

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 3!

Geek Scholars PodcastOn this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we jump into part three of our four-part series regarding the 2012 Academy Award nominations, where we discuss the nominees for Best Original Screenaplay, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score.

From there we go all trailer-tastic where we debate the merits of the new franchise-based trailers for The Bourne Legacy and The Amazing Spider-Man (spoiler: Fox likes ’em and gets overruled hard).

Next we discuss Philip Seymour Hoffman joining a John le Carre film adaptation of A Most Wanted Man, the Wedding Crashers’ duo of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn reuniting for the comedy Interns, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt nabbing Scarlett Johannson for his directorial debut, a romantic comedy starring the two of them.

Chris and Lauren then take a look at the so-so Safe House with our weekly review then we cap things off with mail time and some quickies.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 2!

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On this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we dive into part two of our four-part series regarding the 2012 Academy Award nominations, where we discuss the nominees for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

After that we launch into our thoughts about Matthew Vaughn coming back to direct a sequel to X-Men First Class, talks of Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon joining Devil’s Knot, a true crime story about the The Memphis Three and what we make of Alan ArkinChristopher Walken and Al Pacino in Stand Up Guys, a crime comedy about aging hit-men.

We also have a review of the surprisingly good The Woman in Black, as well as mail time and some quickies to closing off the show.

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