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Movie News: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Ghostbusters Extended Cut, Warcraft II

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Lots of fun news to cover on this week’s edition of GeekScholars Movie News. The show starts with a round of Script Doctor where the hosts comment on a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film, Jackie Chan receiving an Oscar, Ghostbusters Extended Edition, Deathstroke appearing in Justice League, and some musings on Warcraft 2. After all of that, Chris and Fox go head-to-head for a Casting Competition Challenge of Clue, given the recent announcement of a remake.

Movie Review: Paul Feig Calls Upon Nostalgia in Ghostbusters Remake

Bustin’ makes em feel good! Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones suit up to battle the paranormal activity plaguing New York City in the remake of Ghostbusters

The 2016 iteration of Ghostbusters serves as a remake of its 1984 predecessor (note: most decidedly not a reboot or sequel in any sense). Those who recall the now iconic and beloved previous films will find the premise here familiar—three scientists (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon) whose interests focus on the occult band together as they are shunned and disregarded by the mainstream academic community. When they experience a supernatural encounter, and learn of a grander sinister plot in the works, they band together with a mass transit worker (Leslie Jones) and form the Ghostbusters. Continue reading Movie Review: Paul Feig Calls Upon Nostalgia in Ghostbusters Remake

Ghostbusters Is Smart, Funny and Melodramatic Summer Fun! Sorry If It Ruins Your Childhood!

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After a couple of decent trailers that actually withheld most of the film’s funniest moments, Ghostbusters arrives with wit, charm, lovable goofiness, some serious melodrama and comes thisclose to being as good as the original.

The all-female Ghostbusters (and their dumber than a sack of flying mallets male receptionist) are worthy successors to Ivan Reitman’s original.

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Lyft Lets You Ride the Ecto-1

A fan stands next to the new Ecto-1 from the upcoming film "Ghostbusters" outside of the Clarendon Metro in Arlington, VA
A fan stands next to the new Ecto-1 from the upcoming film “Ghostbusters” outside of the Clarendon Metro in Arlington, VA

There’s something strange…coming to DC this Friday and Saturday. If you want to ride the new Ecto-1, Who Ya Gonna Call…. LYFT! Today, the famous ghost-busting ride of the upcoming summer movie made a stop in the DC Area to give fans of the franchise a preview of their upcoming promotion.

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Movie News: July 2016 Preview, Darth Vader’s Return, and Ready Player One

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It’s the middle of the summer, which means lots of big budget blockbusters are about to hit screens! As such, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions for July 2016 including:

  • The BFG
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Ghostbusters
  • Star Trek: Beyond
  • Jason Bourne
  • Bad Moms

Plus, the hosts discuss whether or not Darth Vader returning in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a good thing, and if Steven Spielberg should reference his own movies in Ready Player One.

Ghostbusters I & II Get 4K Ultra HD Release In June!

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Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II are getting the 4K Ultra HD treatment from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment complete with Dolby Atmos soundtracks.

Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II 4K Ultra HD will be released on June 7th as part of the celebration for the release of the new Ghostbuster film that opens on June 15. Sony is also releasing over fifty episodes of The Real Ghostbusters animated series, in five volumes, on June 7th. Follow the jump for details.

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Ghostbusters International Trailer: Now With More Kevin!

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The UK trailer for Ghostbusters features a bit more Chris Hemsworth (with his natural Aussie accent), so that’s a bonus – especially since it lets Hemsworth show off his comic timing.

Plus, there’s new footage of the Ghostbusters team that suggests this reboot will be great fun. Check it out after the break. Ghostbusters opens on July 15th.

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She’s Been Slimed Trailer: Ghostbusters!

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

Slimer’s back!

The first trailer for Ghostbusters is live and it looks eerily good. Check it out after the break. Ghostbusters opens July 15th.

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The Most Anticipated Films of 2016

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As we move into the New Year, GeekScholars Movie News reveals their Most Anticipated Films of 2016! Find what the hosts are looking forward to most as they each reveal their Top 5. As a bonus, Jill plays Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down when she gets to hear the cast and pitches for some of the more unusual releases of the year.

Ghostbusters: Character Posters & Team Shot Released!

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Character posters and an appropriately shaded team shot have been released for Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot. So, who you gonna call?

Starring Melissa McCarthy (above), Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, Ghostbusters is a Paul Feig film and will be in theaters on July 15, 2016. Follow the jump for more.

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.
The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

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