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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 039: Preview Reviews for: The Campagin, Argo, and Gangster Squad! Review of Dark Shadows!

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, we dive into a whole slew of preview reviews as we look at a trio of films gearing up for release later this year: The Campaign, a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinikas, Argo, a historical thriller about the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, and Gangster Squad, a cop/mob actioneer set in 1960s Los Angeles starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, and Sean Penn.

From there, even though the GeekScholars wanted to go see The Avengers for a 2nd, and in some cases, 3rd time, GeekScholars Jill and Fox headed to the theaters to give the gothic soap opera adaptation, Dark Shadows, a quick peek, so listen in to hear what they had to say about it. After that we have some quickies including news about James Cameron,PrometheusRed 2, and Kick-Ass 2.

 

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Titanic Great Movie, Pointless Use of 3D

Titanic 3D Movie Review

Near, far, my heart will go on…. I’m sure a million reviews of the re-release of Titanic will start off this way. Hope I did not disappoint.  Fifteen years ago I was alone on my island as hating this movie. My litmus test for new writers was – did you like Titanic? To paraphrase the end of the movie, “15 years ago, I didn’t let Titanic into my heart, now I get it.”  Damn it, a couple of drops of wet water mysteriously came from my eyes. This is the most pointless 3D gloss-overs I’ve seen in awhile. They did not even restore the print; just slapped some crummy post converted 3D on and called it a day. There is not a single moment in the movie where I went; “Yes this is a great use of 3D.

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Movie Has Lasting Impact On The Environment – Avatar Home Tree Initiative Plants One Million -Plus Trees Around The World!

attends Blu-ray disc and DVD release of "Avatar" at an Earth Day tree planting ceremony at Twentieth Century Fox Studio Lot on April 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Long after its theatrical run has ended, James Cameron’s Avatar is having an impact on world. The Earth Day Network and 17 Partner Organizations have exceeded global reforestation goals for the Avatar Home Tree Initiative – planting more a million trees, on six continents.

Details on this achievement – reached through the efforts of Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Avatar – and what it means, globally, follow the jump.

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AVATAR: Extended Collector’s Edition Arrives on November 16th!

AVATAR - Extended

As promised, a bells & whistles release of James Cameron’s AVATAR will be in stores just in time for the holiday season. AVATAR: Extended Collector’s Edition [3-Disc Blu-ray, 3-Disc DVD] hits store shelves on November 16th. This edition includes three versions of the film [theatrical, extended theatrical and Collector’s Extended Cut] and two audio tracks [original and Family Audio Track – no objectionable language] – plus a swak of bonus features.

Details follow the jump.

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TELEVISION: AVATAR: Creating the World of Pandora!

On set

Friday evening [7:30/6:30C], Fox Movie Channel will premiere a half-hour special AVATAR: Creating the World of Pandora. With James Cameron’s colossal [literally] film poised to equal or best Titanic’s box office, perhaps now is the perfect time to take a look at what was required to create an entire world, from the ground up, in 3D.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Avatar – Pandora: You are THERE!

I’ve just returned from an alien world. That’s what it feels like after seeing Avatar.

I’ve heard all the negative buzz: it’s Dances With Wolves in CG [really? You consider that a Bad Thing?]; some of the dialogue is clunky [I prefer blunt and to the point, but, well…]; it’s a crossover combining too many genres – a boy’s adventure; epic romance; action flick; a melding of both science fiction and fantasy; an eco-fable [someone forgot to mention that they are blended together seamlessly]; and on and on…

Jake & Neyriti

Y’know what?

I don’t care.

Let me repeat that for you: I. don’t. care.

Avatar blew me through the back of my seat. And a quick check of the numbers at both rottentomatoes.com and MetaCritic.com overwhelmingly agree – James Cameron set out to make the biggest, baddest, entertainingest movie the world has ever seen, and he pretty much delivered.

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