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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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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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