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Jurassic Park 4 Gets a Director, Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarted, New Sandler/ Barrymore Rom Com, Preview Reviews for The Hangover Part 3 and Kick-Ass 2

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This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off by covering the big headlines, particularly Colin Treverrow directing Jurassic Park 4, and the Veronica Mars movie being completely fan-funded thanks to Kickstarter, but each topic dives into some deeper issues and discussion.

Does the Jurassic Park franchise have any place left to go? Is it a good idea to hand over such a big franchise to a relatively untested director? And in terms of Veronica Mars— is budget outsourcing from fans the new paradigm? What are the pros and cons of that?

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Eclipse Magazine presents the GeekScholars Movie News Podcast #055 – Pacino as Paterno, The Future of James Bond, Star Trek 2 Gets a Title, Jim Carrey in Kick Ass 2, Recasting Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Much Much More!

GeekScholars Movie NewsThis episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, quite simply, is awesome. To start, the GeekScholars discuss, and speculate about, the headlines for the week which include the news that Al Pacino will play famed Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in a biopic, Daniel Craig’s future with the James Bond franchise, Star Trek 2‘s newly revealed title, thoughts on the announced Safe House prequel/ sequel, and the addition of Jim Carrey to Kick-Ass 2.

And while all of that sparked some really interesting (and very geeky) conversation, what you absolutely do not want to miss are the crew’s picks for recasting Raiders of the Lost Ask, in their latest installment of the GeekScholars Casting Competition, back by popular demand.

From there, the GeekScholars get into their Preview Reviews for the week, taking a look at the trailer for the holiday family comedy Parental Guidance, starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, as well as the first preview for the action-fantasy flick, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.

The GeekScholars then wrap up the episode by looking at the weekend box-office to see what’s coming out in both wide and limited release.

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Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards Nominations Revealed!

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Multiple nominees abound in Comedy Central’s First Annual Comedy Awards nominations. NBC’s 30 Rock leads the way with seven, but The Office and Modern Family are close behind with four apiece. On the movie side, Easy A and Kick-Ass also garnered four noms.

Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards were created to award the best achievements in comedy in film and television – a category that is so often ignored by The Oscars® and The Emmys®. The First Annual comedy awards will be broadcast across several networks – Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite – on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

The complete list of nominations follows the jump.

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Movies: Sheldon’s Favorite Fifteen For 2010

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It’s been an interesting year in film. From powerhouse performances [James Franco in 127 Hours; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone] to terrific ensemble pieces [Scott Pilgrim vs. The World]; from unexpectedly great remakes/re-imaginings [Let Me In, True Grit] to spectacular animated features [Toy Story 3, Megamind] there has been no shortage of entertaining films.

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Michelle’s 2010 Holiday Blu-ray/DVD Guide!

I’m not a big fan of the year end list or doing Holiday Guides, they are a lot of trouble to write and it’s always tough to come up with that “definitive” list. I say this every year, but do it anyway.  Like this year’s movies, there wasn’t much on the Blu-ray front that tickled my fancy this year, so my list doesn’t have as much variety to it as it usually does. This list also doubles as my Top Blu-ray/DVD Picks of 2010.

Kick-Ass

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I thought I’d start the show with my favorite movie of 2010, Kick-Ass is a movie that deserves some Oscar buzz, but won’t get any. I don’t know why this movie didn’t get much box office loving, it’s truly a masterpiece of carnage, destruction, and it’s genuinely funny.  It’s worth getting for Chloe Moretz amazing performance as Hit Girl – if she doesn’t get some award consideration for best actress this year, there’s something wrong. Amazing movie. While the Blu-ray isn’t ground breaking, it includes enough features and a beautiful transfer that makes it worthy as my Best Blu-ray of 2010 pick. Buy Now.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Kick-Ass is Pure Adrenaline!

A kid with an implausible dream, a neo-conservative Batman and Robin and a social network combine in unexpected ways to provide Kick-Ass [both the film and the character] with an eager-to-please rambunctiousness that makes it both infectious and scary.

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Dave Lizewski [Aaron Johnson] has always wondered why no one ever just put on a costume and gone out to fight crime. His friends ridicule him, but he buys himself a flashy lime green wetsuit and a couple of police batons and gives it a shot – with the expected results. He is beaten, stabbed and run over.

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Kick-Ass made Michelle feel Giddy and it’s the Best movie of the Year!

The week I saw Kick-Ass was, not to be too hyperbolic, a Kick Ass week of Entertainment. It started with my last day Wondercon where I finally had time to catch How To Train A Dragon – Amazing movie, then when I got home from San Francisco, there was a copy of the season premiere of Doctor Who waiting for me, then that Wednesday I went to see a little movie called Kick-Ass. I was blown away by how much I loved this movie. It’s bold, over the top, funny and successfully blends a lot of different moods. This is how you do an adaptation! I didn’t need to know anything about the character or have read the source material to immediately understand what was going on and after watching the movie I immediately went to Amazon and ordered the Comic Book series it’s based on.

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