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.
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→
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.
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.
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 Secret Life of Pets
Star Trek: Beyond
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 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.
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.