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True Story: A Distillation of Evil From A Slight Remove!

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True Story is, oddly enough, based on a true story – Christian Longo murdered his family and disappeared. When he was captured, in Mexico, he was posing as a journalist named Mike Finkel. Mike Finkel was a New York Times reporter who was fired for fabricating the subject of an important story – and became the only person Longo would talk to.

Finkel’s book, True Story, detailed those conversations and was a bestseller. The film adapted from the book is intriguing, occasionally compelling but creates a distance between itself and its audience that it almost but not quite earns back.

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Off Kilter Trailer: True Story!

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Jonah Hill and James Franco star in True Story, based on the story of journalist Mike Finkel and Christian Longo – the murderer who lived in Europe for years under his name.

Also starring Felicity Jones and  Ethan Suplee, True Story will be in theaters in January. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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22 Jump Street: Everyone Knows About Sequels!

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21 Jump Street was an unexpected delight because it mocked every possible aspect of turning an ‘80s cop show into a movie. 22 Jump Street aims to do the same thing for sequels. It’s too bad that when it isn’t being meta, it loses steam – but it’s still a better than average sequel.

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The Watch Movie Review – Just Seen It


Teresa, Sean and Rachel review the new comedy from Ben Stiller about four average Joes who discovers an impending alien invasion and decide that they alone must stop it. Watch what they have to say about The Watch and make sure to give us your comments.

Starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade.
Directed By Akiva Schaffer.
Written By Jared Stern and Seth Rogen.
Produced by Shawn Levy and Tom McNulty.
Genre: Adult Comedy
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Fresh, Crude, Funny! Sheldon Loves 21 Jump Street!

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Every year, it seems like there’s at least one movie that has awful trailers but turns out to be amazing. In 2009, it was The Hangover. Last year, it was Bridesmaids. This year, it’s 21 Jump Street – a fast-paced crude comedy that pulls off its Judd Apatow-like mix of cringeworthy humor and heart with panache!

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21 Jump Street – Just Seen It Review


Schmidt and Jenko are friends and rookie cops who mess up their first arrest. So they are transferred to a special division that sends them back to high school to bust a drug ring. But trying to fit in as students while tracking down the drug source proves more difficult than they imagined.

Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
Written by Michael Bacall.
Produced by Stephen J. Cannell and Neal H. Moritz.
Genre: Action Comedy.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 6! The Lorax Review and tons of trailers!

Geek Scholars PodcastAs the awards seasons comes to a close, GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, is back to looking at some big headlines and reviewing all of the latest trailers hitting the interwebs!

This week we take talk about an intriguing true-crime story coming to the big screen starring Jonah Hill and James Franco called True Story. We’ve also get the latest on a musical-comedy called One Hit Wonders, coming from the creator of Glee that looks to have an all-star cast ready to take the stage.

Then we have a whole plethora of trailer reviews that we dive into, including ParaNorman, Frankenweenie, That’s My Boy, and Bernie, and you’ll find the GeekScholars completely split in their reactions.

GeekScholars Chris and Lauren also share their thoughts on this past weekend’s big box office winner, The Lorax

Finally, we have some interesting updates about Ghostbusters 3, a Muppets sequel, and the return of the National Lampoon’s Vacation series.

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Megamind Takes The [Bleep] Out Of Superhero Movies–In 3-D!

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Just when you were beginning to think you couldn’t handle another superhero movie, Dreamworks Animation comes along with a clever, quirky superhero spoof that hits its target spot on. In a deft play on the genre, Megamind answers the question: what would happen if a supervillain actually won? And what happens after that?

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