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Movie Review: The Suicide Squad. Characters & Audience Deserve Better

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Even though Suicide Squad turned out to be a mess of a film, Warner Brothers should be applauded for going off script in their latest failure. I’ve been vocal about how I hate the entire idea of every DC film being dark and grim just because for some reason the folks in charge think it’s cool and equates to some imagined “realism.”

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Suicide Squad Tops Batman v Superman!

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After the disappointment of Batman v. Superman – it was merely okay – Suicide Squad is a definite step in the right direction.

Despite having too many characters to give any but a handful more than the sketchiest of backgrounds, it’s smarter and more fun than BvS (though not the mad romp the last few trailers suggested it would be).

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August 2016 Preview – Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions!

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Summer 2016 is about to conclude, and GeekScholars Movie News dives into its August preview where the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:

  • Suicide Squad
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Ben-Hur
  • War Dogs

Suicide Squad Kills It with Characters; Almost Dies of Incoherence

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From left to right: Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Deadshot (Will Smith), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) assemble to take down an evil magical presence that threatens the city in Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad is a story of anti-heroes. “The worst of the worst” as director Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) describes them—a woman who self-admittedly specializes in “getting people to act against their own self-interests.” When Waller perceives a gap in her nation’s ability to address threats from meta-humans (i.e. individuals with extraordinary abilities like being able to fly faster than a speeding bullet), she proposes Task Force X: a pet project that would unite incarcerated felons into a disposable team, controllable under threat of death. A threatening situation arises necessitating the specific skills of these villains, and thus the Suicide Squad is called into action.

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Toronto Opens World Exclusive Belle Reve Penitentiary Fan Experience!

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For two days, the city of Toronto will be home to Belle Reve Penitentiary – home of the members of the Suicide Squad!

Yesterday, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and David Ayer joined Mayor John Tory is cutting the ribbon to open the world exclusive fan experience.

The unique fan experience – including film props, sets and one-of-a-kind activations – in the historic Distillery District will showcase such Suicide Squad features as Deadshot’s jail cell, the iconic Belle Reve mural wall and more.

The showstopper activation has to be the Harley Quinn Smash Cell.

Open from 1-10pm, July 27th and 28th, fans will enter through the prison gates to explore this special immersive experience. Plus, fans can purchase advance tickets to see the film in IMAX® – and have the opportunity to win prizes.

Follow the jump for all the details.

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Comic-Con 2016: Suicide Squad toasts Hall H for Honor Among Thieves!

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The first trailer for Suicide Squad emphasized the film’s dramatic possibilities. Since then, we’ve gotten a couple trailers that play into movie’s comedy potential.

Today, in Hall H at Comic-Con 2016, the final trailer (Thank Squad it’s almost here) dropped with some intensity, reminding us that Suicide Squad may be crazy but it’s not stupid.

Check it out after the break. Suicide Squad opens August 5th.

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Warner Bros. Releases Key Character Videos from Suicide Squad!

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Warner Bros. continues its inspired marketing for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad with a number of nifty character videos featuring Joker, Harley, Amanda Waller and the featured characters from the film.

Check them out after the break. Suicide Squad opens on August, 5th.

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Comic-Con 2016: Conan Announces Guests!

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CONAN will have a lineup of big names during the talk show’s run at Comic-Con.

Will Smith, Margo Robbie, Jared Leto and the Cast of Suicide Squad, The Stars of Game Of Thrones and Silicon Valley and Weird Al Yankovic are among the guests announced today.

Conan O’Brien returns to Spreckles Theatre for his Comic-Con run – with shows being taped from Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 23. For more, follow the jump.

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Vexacious Trailer: Suicide Squad!

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The first Suicide Squad trailer proclaimed ‘this is a film!’ The second suggested, ‘This is Film – but with these characters it will be fun!’

The new trailer focuses completely on the fun part of that equation with Harley leading the way and Deadshot getting a pretty great moment, too – set to Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. The whole ‘Worst. Heroes. Ever.’ thing still applies…

Check it out after the break. Suicide Squad opens on August 5th.

Movie News: Academy Award Diversity Issues, Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life

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On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts begin by playing ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’ addressing the probability that:

  • The Academy Awards’ new rules will affect diversity
  • The Big Short will win Best Picture
  • The delay of Star Wars: Episode VIII will affect its performance
  • Another Terminator movie gets made

The GeekScholars close out the show with Preview Reviews for Suicide Squad and Term Life.