Richard Curtis is responsible for such films as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually – romantic dramedies that detail burgeoning relationships that work, as often as not, because the people in them are flawed. For About Time, Curtis adds a very limited form of time travel to the mix in a low key, unsurprisingly affecting movie that will provoke a bit of laughter, a few tears and the feeling of almost two hours well spent.
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! Continue reading Into the Woods Casting, Two Chef Movies, The Incredibles 2, Gremlins Reboot, Preview Reviews for Riddick and About Time, Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed