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The Boxtrolls: Just Another Message Movie About Intolerance!

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Laika, the company that produced the brilliant Coraline and fine ParaNorman, releases The Boxtrolls today. Sadly, while outdoing the first two in terms of technical wizardry, The Boxtrolls assembles a host of familiar elements with only one lead character and two minor ones really ever coming to life.

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CBS’s Golden Boy and NBC’s Do No Harm TV Reviews – Just Seen It

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Golden Boy, follows the successful, meteoric rise of a cop from his days as an officer to detective to the youngest police commissioner ever.
In Do No Harm, after five years of peace, a brilliant surgeon must deal with his troublesome alter-ego that has re-emerged and only comes out at night.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 10. Recasting Jaws; April 2012 Preview; Mirror, Mirror Review and more!

Geek Scholars PodcastThis week on GeekScholars Movie News, presented by Eclipse Magazine, the crew debuts a new segment called the Casting Competition Challenge where the GeekScholars must attempt to recast classic films in the modern era. On this episode, listen to our picks for who we think should play Brody, Hooper, and Quint if a remake of Jaws were to happen today! Do you agree? Disagree?

And since it’s a brand new month, the GeekScholars take a look at all of the upcoming releases for April, highlighting which ones they are super excited about, and which ones they’ll be collectively skipping.

We then wrap things up with a look at the new trailer for The Rise of the Guardians as well a review of Mirror, Mirror (which wasn’t horrible as expected!)

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Friends with Kids – Just Seen It Movie Review

Julie’s biological clock is ticking, so she convinces her best friend, Jason to father a child with her. Unlike their married friends, they have an easier time as parents without the complication of being in a relationship. But as they start to date other people, they find their special arrangement unraveling.

Starring Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph.
Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt.
Written by Jennifer Westfeldt.
Produced by Joshua Astrachan, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Jake Kasdan and Joey McFarland.
Genre: Romantic Comedy.

John Carter – Just Seen It Movie Review

John Carter is a civil war veteran who awakes to find himself on another planet. But he soon finds out the inhabitants are bracing for war. After saving her life, her falls in love with a princess while trying to stop a deadly conflict.

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe.
Directed by: Andrew Stanton.
Written by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews.
Produced by Lindsey Collins, Jim Morris and Colin Wilson.
Genre: Sci-Fi Fantasy Action Thriller.

A Thousand Words – Just Seen It Review

Jack is a fast talking agent with a beautiful family and great career. But when a tree in his yard loses a leaf for every word he speaks, he is convinced that when the tree is bare, he will die. Jack tries to navigate his world without speaking while trying to save his own life.

Starring Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis and Kerry Washington.
Directed by Brian Robbins.
Written by Steve Koren.
Produced By Nicolas Cage, Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan and Norman Golightly.
Genre: Broad Comedy.

Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast – Episode 7! The Bechdel Test, Action No. 1, Venom and a review of John Carter!

Geek Scholars PodcastIt’s our 30th anniversary here at GeekScholars Movie News! Well, not 30 years, but 30 awesome episodes, and we have a fantastic show for you to celebrate. Really, it’s awesome.

We kick things off with a discussion of the The Bechdel Test– What is it, how is it relevant, and why is it important. In a nutshell, The Bechdel Test is a quick, if not quirky way, to identify gender bias in movie roles, in terms of quantity and quality. It’s a great discussion you’ll want to listen in (and send us your thoughts on as well!)

After that, we weigh in on a hilarious premise- the true story of Nicholas Cage’s favorite rare Superman comic-book being stolen from him. The team behind Reno 911 have written a script on this one event and turned it into an epic comedy we all hope makes it to the big screen.

Next, we address the rumors that a film focusing on Spider-Man villain, Venom, may not be all that far off, with Josh Trank of Chronicle fame eying the director’s chair.

Finally, GeekScholars Fox and Chris weigh in on John Carter and themselves befuddled by the lack of love for it from their fellow critics.

This is a fantastic episode, not to be missed! Listen here! 

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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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Project X – Just Seen It Movie Review


Three underachieving high school seniors decide to throw a party to make a name for themselves. But as word of the event spreads, its starts to get out of control. The three try to salvage their lives while creating a legend.
Starring Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh.
Written by Matt Drake and Michael Bacall.
Produced by Todd Phillips.
Genre: Teen Action Comedy Drama.


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Industry Interview with Glenn T. Morgan – Supervising Sound Designer for Silent House


Sarah and her father clean up their summer cottage after it is vandalized by squatters. But during their first night there, they hear noises from upstairs. When her father disappears, Sarah must fight for both their lives against an unimaginable terror.

Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens
Directed By Chris Kentis and Laura Lau.
Written by Gustavo Hernández (based on the film by) and Laura Lau (screenplay).
Produced by Agnes Mente and Laura Lau.
Genre: Horror.


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Ghost Rider – Just Seen It Movie Review

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Stuntman Johnny Blaze has given up his soul to become a fire-breathing vigilante. But Johnny is called out of hiding when he is recruited to save a boy from Satan. Seeking to end his curse, Johnny does battle with the devil’s minions.

Starring Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds and Idris Elba.
Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.
Written by Scott M. Gimple and Seth Hoffman.
Produced by Michael De Luca and Steven Paul.
Genre: Comic Book Horror Action Thriller.