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112 Emile Hirsch as John Belushi, James Brown Bio Pic, The Addams Family Animated Reboot, X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer, Ender’s Game Reviewed

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Bunches of biographies to discuss on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News!

To begin, the crew discusses the news that Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer, Into the Wild) will play legendary comedic actor, John Belushi (Animal House, The Blues Brothers). Plus, updates on the biopic of musician James Brown called Get On Up, and an interesting project starring Justin Timberlake (Friends With Benefits), about the founder of an influential record company in a movie called Spinning Gold.

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Ender’s Game Is a Spectacular Near Miss!

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Ender’s Game looks great, has some very good performances and absolutely spectacular CG visuals. As a blockbuster, it has heart, emotion and action. What it doesn’t have is any anything more than a cursory examination of the themes that made the novel so powerful.

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Behind-the-Scenes Video: Ender’s Game: Building Ender’s World!

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Ender’s Game is a film about ethics on a grand scale, in a spectacular environment. Summit Entertainment has a released a behind-the-scenes video that gives us a glimpse into the building of the universe in which the story is set. It’s pretty mind-boggling.

Check it out after the jump. Ender’s Game is in theaters on November 1st.

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2013 SDCC Film Highlights Part 1: Divergent, Ender’s Game, and More!

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Greetings from the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International!

The GeekScholars Movie News podcast is here, covering all of Thursday’s best movie-related panels, and checking out all the best cosplayers from the first two days! (Note: Only about 1/6 of our photos are up, more coming soon!)

On this first special 2013 SDCC episode, the GeekScholars report on:

  • Walking the convention floor and checking out the displays
  • The Ender’s Game panel featuring Harrison Ford
  • The Divergent panel featuring Shailene Woodley
  • The Anatomy of Superhero Film Music: Bringing a Comic Book to Life

Also, make sure you check out our exclusive photo galleries, and remember we’ll be looking for contestants to play in our 2013 SDCC Movie Trivia Games in the Hall H Line on Saturday morning!

Ender’s Game: Battle School Recruitment Video Asks ‘Do You Have What It Takes?

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In advance of its Ender’s Game panel at comic-Con 2013, Summit Entertainment has released a Battle School recruitment video that features Harrison Ford’s Col. Hyrum Graff, as well as scenes of young soldiers in training and in action. It reminded me a bit of the propaganda videos from the original Starship Troopers – only minus the satirical irony.

Check it out after the jump.

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