I am about to do something crazy – over the course of eleven days, between September 18th and 28th, I am going to try to see way too many movies from around the world and tell you about them.
Why? Because the Calgary International Film Festival is about to begin – and because, although it may not have the cachet of the Toronto International Film Festival, it has, over fourteen editions, provided a host of noteworthy films that have gone on to win awards, rack up critical acclaim and achieve hit or cult status everywhere. More following the jump.
This 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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Philosophical debate and extramarital affairs make unusual bedfellows in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which details the philosophical debate that caused the rift between Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychiatry, and Carl Jung, the man who took Psychiatry to the next level – and also follows Jung as he becomes involved with one of his patients.