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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Episode 049 – Olympics Movie Casting Challenge; August 2012 Preview; Preview Reviews of Life of Pi and The Oranges

GeekScholars Movie NewsAs the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games gets underway,GeekScholars Movie News celebrates by holding a special edition of their Casting Challenge segment, where the crew pitches their ideas for a Olympics-themed movie.

From there, the GeekScholars take a look ahead at all the major releases coming out in August 2012, and are ready to tell you which ones they are most excited about, and which ones they still may need a bit of convincing on. Then, listen to the team’s thoughts on the trailers for Life of Pi and The Oranges, during this week’s Preview Reviews.

Finally, the GeekScholars deliver some updates on the Disney/ Pixar/ Jon Favreau project, Magic Kingdom, and A Good Day to Die Hard.

 

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Eclipse Magazine present GeekScholars Movie News Episode 048 – Marvel’s Upcoming Movies; Preview Reviews of Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Master, Man of Steel; The Dark Knight Rises Reviewed

GeekScholars Movie NewsThe GeekScholars have reunited! After an amazing time covering the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, the crew is back, ready to report on a whole host of awesome film news, and strap in because this week’s show is pretty epic.

On this episode of GeekScholars Movie Newshonorary GeekScholar, and comic book expert, Nelson, makes a return appearance to the show, as the gang dives into a whole bunch of information regarding the upcoming entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe including:Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

From there, listen to what the GeekScholars thought of the new previews they reviewed this week for Oz: The Great and PowerfulThe Master, and the return of Superman inMan of Steel.

Last but not least, the crew reviews one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises. For those of you who have not yet seen it, fear not, the in-episode review is completely spoiler-free. However, if you have seen the last Batman movie from Christopher Nolan, and want to hear the GeekScholars’ unedited thoughts about it (which include MAJOR spoilers, like the entire ending), stay tuned after the credits for a special post-show discussion.

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GeekScholars Movie News Reporting From Comic-Con With Super Awesome Exclusive News and Information About Footage, plus….Pictures!

GeekScholars Movie NewsThe GeekScholars crew has had an amazing time at Comic-Con. We got to sit down and talk with some geek titans like Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., and the list goes on. We’ll keep this short and sweet for you–

Click here you want to hear all about Firefly/ Serenity, Resident Evil: Retribution, Total Recall, Looper, and Elysium. 

Here is where you can listen in to our coverage of Django Unchained, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, plus the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

If you’d love to see a whole bunch of awesome cosplay pictures from the Con, click me!

And last, this link will bring you to our press photo gallery with pictures from our interviews and press rooms!

Sorry for the short post, but we are exhausted!

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GeekScholars Press Room Report from Comic-Con Day 1!!! Plus Cosplay Photo Gallery!

 

The GeekScholars have arrived in San Diego and we have had an amazing first 1.5 days. We have for you our first podcast where we talk about our interviews with the teams of FrankenweenieOz: The Great and Powerful, and Wreck-It Ralph. Also, honorary GeekScholar Nate hit up the panel  The Expendables 2, and gives listeners the inside scoop on all the footage he saw.

 

Listen in to our quick recap of Day 1, check out our pictures thus far from the Con, and stay tuned for even more awesome coverage!

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News 046 – July 2012 Preview; Preview Reviews of Alex Cross, Robot & Frank, Here Comes the Boom, The Silver Linings Playbook; Magic Mike Reviewed

GeekScholars Movie NewsWe’ve come to the middle of the summer blockbuster season, and as such GeekScholars Movie News is here to preview all of the hits coming out in July 2012!

From there it’s another huge week for preview reviews as we take a look a variety of trailers including Alex Cross, Robot & Frank, Here Comes the Boom, and The Silver Linings Playbook.

After that, GeekScholars Jill and Fox once again took to their local theaters and caught more than a glimpse of Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, so listen in to hear what they thought!

As always, this week’s show closes out with a few quickies, including: information on the future of the Bourne franchise, LEGO voice casting for Batman and Superman, and the possibility of an animated Popeye movie.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News 045 – Preview Reviews for Breaking Dawn Part 2, Anna Karenina, Monsters University, Dredd; Movie Review of Brave

GeekScholars Movie NewsTONS of preview reviews on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News! We’ve got something for everyone as we look at the recently released trailers for: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Anna Karenina, Monsters University, and Dredd. Four very, very different films, so listen in to hear what we thought.

After that, we jump right into our review of Pixar’s latest, Brave. GeekScholars Fox and Jill were on duty again this week, and like most other critics, they had some mixed feelings on the highly anticipated film.

Finally, during the quickies portion of the show, the GeekScholars discuss the latest happenings regarding a bevy of films including: a biopic of Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton, White House Taken, Transformers 4, The Wolf of Wall Street, and a potential Sesame Street movie.

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News 044 – Preview Reviews for Resident Evil: Retribution, Pitch Perfect; Remaking Movie-Musicals; Rock of Ages Reviewed

GeekScholars Movie NewsOn this episode of GeekScholars Movie News, we begin by taking a look two very different trailers, as we review the first previews for the 5th installment in the franchise that literally will not die, Resident Evil: Retribution, and a new Glee-like comedy about a collegiate a cappella group, Pitch Perfect.

If you were going to remake any movie musical, which one would you pick, and who would you cast? That’s the question posed to the GeekScholars in this week’s topical discussion. We would love to hear what you think of our picks, as well as what your choices might be!

After that, GeekScholars Fox and Jill took to the theaters to partake in the adaptation of the 80s-styled musical, Rock of Ages, so listen in to hear their thoughts on a film that received rather mixed reviews from their fellow critics.

Finally, the GeekScholars quickly tackle some of the news stories of the past week, including: even more Robocop casting, a Snow White and the Huntsman Sequel, and new information about the Henry Cavill-led movie, The Great Wall.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars 043 – Preview Reviews for Flight, Wreck-It Ralph, Django Unchained; Prometheus Reviewed

GeekScholars Movie NewsIt’s a trailer-tastic week on GeekScholars Movie News, as we kick off the show with three awesome preview reviews for some highly anticipated movies: Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.

From there, the GeekScholars tackle Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to Alien, Prometheus, and you’ll be interested to hear their varied viewpoints and grades.

After that, the crew muses on this week’s quickies, including headlines regarding DC Comics’ Justice League, X-Men: First Class 2, Jersey Boys, and a possible next installment in the Jackass franchise.

Finally, as a special bonus, this week’s episode is graced by the presence of guest host, and honorary GeekScholar, Sam! Sam is the head writer of the popular movie blog, www.filmpositivism.com, so we encourage all of our listeners to head on over and check it out!

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 042 – Recasting Aliens; Preview Reviews of Les Mis and The Bourne Legacy; Review of Snow White and the Huntsman

GeekScholars Movie NewsPrometheus lands in theaters in just two days! In honor of the occasion, this week on GeekScholars Movie News, the crew names their picks for who they would recast if 1986?s Aliens was to be remade in the modern era, as part of the latest installment of the Casting Competition.

We’ve also got two hot preview reviews for you. First up is the the trailer for the highly anticipated Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, which (spoiler alert), we were all blown away by. We then hand out grades to the trailer for The Bourne Legacy, which was met with a more mixed reaction from the crew.

From there, listen to what GeekScholars Chris and Lauren thought of Snow White and the Huntsman, and enjoy some movie news quickies including tidbits about Sylvester Stallone possibly stepping back into the ring (again), G.I. Joe: Retaliation, casting rumors for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and who Leonardo DiCaprio almost played in Nolan’s Batman franchise.

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 041 – June Preview; Preview Reviews of Skyfall and The Great Gatsby; Review of MIB3

GeekScholars Movie NewsIs anyone else as surprised as we are that it’s almost JUNE?! We’re deep into summer blockbuster territory, so this week on GeekScholars Movie News, we take a look at all of the hot movies coming out next month, and we’ll tell you which ones are not to be missed and which ones we believe are gonna flop harder than Zach Galifianakis jumping spread eagle into a pool.

We also have some fantastic preview reviews for you to listen in on as we give out grades to the teaser trailer for Bond 23, also known as Skyfall, and Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

After that, the GeekScholars all chime in on Will Smith’s return to box office glory in the highily entertaining Men in Black 3, then we finish up the show with some quickies regarding Red 2Robocop, Iron Man 3, and Thor 2. 

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 040: Cinema Time Capsule; Rant-Review of Battleship!

GeekScholars Movie NewsSuppose you had to choose one movie to represent all of the 1990s? What would you pick? How about the 1970s? This week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we tackle that very question having each of the hosts choose one movie per decade, from the 1960s to the 2000s, to place into a hypothetical cinema time capsule. Listen to what they picked, and why, and make sure you write us with your choices as well (mail@geekscholars.com).

After that, we have a whole slew of quickies, including some interesting news regarding Fast Six, the Blade Runner sequel, Iron Man 3, Thor 2, a rival Steve Jobs biopic, and more!

We then close out with GeekScholar Fox’s rant, we mean review, of Battleship, along with next weekend’s box office preview.

 

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