Some great headlines and rumors to discuss on this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast!
The show kicks off with the hosts discussing the large amount of casting currently underway for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Specifically, it sounds like Meryl Streep, Johnny Deep, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, and Anna Kendrick may all be joining the fairy tale adventure. Also, two movies about chefs are squaring off—Chef starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., and Scarlett Johansson, and a rival picture of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Michelle Williams.
From there, the crew plays ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’, where they predict the probability of lots of film-related rumors! See which ones after the jump! [click to continue…]
This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off with the news that Tom Cruise has agreed to produce and star (of course) in Mission: Impossible 5. The hosts also discuss director Shane Black, of recent Iron Man 3 fame, being tapped to write and helm an adaptation of Doc Savage. Rounding out Headlines, the crew muse about the upcoming biopic of John Gotti, which will star John Travolta and be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).
Then GeekScholars then go head-to-head in ‘Either/Or’: Star Trek Movie Edition, where they passionately debate various comparisons! Hit the jump for more! [click to continue…]
Lots covered in this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, starting with some literary adaptations! The hosts discuss the news that Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are gearing up for a new adaptation of Macbeth, and Kenneth Branagh will direct a live adaptation of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, and Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the title role.
After that, the crew votes Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down on a variety of film news updates from the past week! To see what topics we included, hit the jump [click to continue…]
Blockbuster movie season is officially here!
The GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off May 2013 by giving a quick snapshot of all the major releases, including what they are excited about, which ones they’ll personally skip, and their predictions for how each film will fare on Rotten Tomatoes. For April, the GeekScholars were only off by about +/- 5 points, so listen in to hear what they have to say about:
- Iron Man 3
- The Great Gatsby
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- Fast & Furious 6
- The Hangover Part III
- Before Midnight
- After Earth
- Now You See Me
Hit the jump to learn what other topics we discuss! [click to continue…]
On this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts debut a brand new segment called ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’, where they debate the pro and cons of some of the past week’s biggest headlines including:
- The news that six new Star Wars movies are coming—one a year starting in 2015
- Robert Downey, Jr. may retire from Iron Man soon
- The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker joins Guardians of the Galaxy
- Jamie Foxx’s Electro will be the neon blue Ultimate version in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Stanley Tucci has joined Transformers 4
- Pitch Perfect 2 is coming in 2015
- Fast and Furious 7 is coming in 2014
- Weird Science will get an R-rated remake in 2015
Hit the jump to learn more about what’s on this week’s show! [click to continue…]
Super fun episode this week, as the GeekScholars Movie News podcast asks its hosts to recast the iconic 1999 science-fiction hit, The Matrix. Hear the crew’s picks on who would they would choose to play Neo, Morpheus, and Trinity, should the film be made today (as well as Lauren’s pick of who recast it best). Hit the jump for more on the show! [click to continue…]
Lots of interesting discussion on this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast. The hosts kick things off talking about Robert Redford’s upcoming movies, including an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s bestseller A Walk in the Woods, and his involvement in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hit the jump to hear more about this super fun episode! [click to continue…]