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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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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 039: Preview Reviews for: The Campagin, Argo, and Gangster Squad! Review of Dark Shadows!

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we dive into a whole slew of preview reviews as we look at a trio of films gearing up for release later this year: The Campaign, a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinikas, Argo, a historical thriller about the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, and Gangster Squad, a cop/mob actioneer set in 1960s Los Angeles starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn.

From there, even though the GeekScholars wanted to go see The Avengers for a 2nd, and in some cases, 3rd time, GeekScholars Jill and Fox headed to the theaters to give the gothic soap opera adaptation, Dark Shadows, a quick peek, so listen in to hear what they had to say about it. After that we have some quickies including news about James Cameron,PrometheusRed 2, and Kick-Ass 2.

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 038: Star Trek 2 Rumors; The Avengers Reviewed Twice Over!

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we start off with a whole bunch of Star Trek 2 rumors. Which villain is Benedict Cumberbath playing? Are old original series cast members returning? And what alien races might we see?

After that, you may have heard about a little movie called The Avengers. Listen to our glowing reviews with our special guest, honorary GeekScholar Nelson, a lifelong comic book aficionado. During the show, you’ll get a completely spoiler-free discussion of the movie, but, if you’ve already seen The Avengers, listen to our special bonus post-show conversation where we geek out properly. Just be warned- there be TONS of spoilers during that segment, after the credits.

Of course, as always, we have a few fun quickies to discuss, as well as our look ahead to next weekend’s box office.

 

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 037: May 2012 Preview; Trailer Reviews for Lawless and This is 40

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we look at the always fantastic, blockbuster-filled month of May. It’s a great time of year to go to the movies, and we’ll tell you which flicks are simply not to be missed!

From there we dive into some preview reviews. Our first trailer we look at is a prohibition period piece starring Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy as bootlegging brothers in Lawless. After that we discuss our first look at the quasi-sequel to Knocked Up called This is 40 starring Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd.

From there we have few quickies to update you on as well as our weekend preview which really only deals with the one movie you should be seeing- The Avengers.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 036: Recasting Back to the Future; Preview Reviews of Magic Mike & Cosmopolis

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we our latest installment of the Casting Competition Challenge where we attempt to tackle the classic, Back to the Future. Who would you cast as Marty, Doc, and Lorainne in the modern era, hmm?

After that we’ve got a duo of preview reviews. First, we were all suprisingly impressed at the trailer for comedic Magic Mike about the world of male exotic dancing. Then listen to the complete lack of consensus as we analyze the preview for David Cronenberg’s latest warped tale, Cosmopolis.

As always we close out with some fun quickies making the rounds as well as our weekend preview.

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