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Eclipse Magazine presents The GeekScholars Movie News Podcast #053 – Catching Fire Casting, The Rocketeer Remake, September 2012 Preview, A+ Movies, Premium Rush Reviewed

GeekScholars Movie NewsMan, oh man, we have got a whole bunch of fun for you on this week’s show! On this episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the crew weigh in on a few headlines making the rounds, including new casting for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a potential remake of The Rocketeer, and the latest news on bringing Uncharted: Drake’s Fortuneto the big screen.

After that, the GeekScholars look ahead to the month of September, and share their thoughts on how hyped they are for the big releases, as well their predictions on how positively those films will fare among critics.

From there, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast unveils a brand new segment called “A+ Movies”, where each member of the crew shares a mini-review of an older movie they felt was deserving of the highest grade they could bestow upon it, and why (some really interesting picks for these!).

Finally, all four GeekScholars got out to the theater this weekend to see Premium Rush, so listen in to hear what they thought of the bike-action movie.

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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News Podcast Episode 042 – Recasting Aliens; Preview Reviews of Les Mis and The Bourne Legacy; Review of Snow White and the Huntsman

GeekScholars Movie NewsPrometheus lands in theaters in just two days! In honor of the occasion, this week on GeekScholars Movie News, the crew names their picks for who they would recast if 1986?s Aliens was to be remade in the modern era, as part of the latest installment of the Casting Competition.

We’ve also got two hot preview reviews for you. First up is the the trailer for the highly anticipated Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, which (spoiler alert), we were all blown away by. We then hand out grades to the trailer for The Bourne Legacy, which was met with a more mixed reaction from the crew.

From there, listen to what GeekScholars Chris and Lauren thought of Snow White and the Huntsman, and enjoy some movie news quickies including tidbits about Sylvester Stallone possibly stepping back into the ring (again), G.I. Joe: Retaliation, casting rumors for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and who Leonardo DiCaprio almost played in Nolan’s Batman franchise.

 

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The Hunger Games – Michelle Hates It!

The Hunger Games Movie Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Collins popular trilogy The Hunger Games took the book world by storm and now its about to set the movie world on fire.  Today’s teenagers read and go to the movies so it’s a match made in Hollywood blockbuster heaven. This movie can best be described simply as The Running Man for teenage set.  The Running Man is a great movie so being compared to it is not a bad thing.

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Sheldon Says Hollywood Did Not Screw Up The Hunger Games!

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Hollywood has been known to suck the life out of adaptations from other media even while getting all the details right – one only has to look at last summer’s Green Lantern to see how that works. So, as a fan of the Hunger Games Trilogy, I went into the screening with a combination of fear and hope [two key elements of the series]. For me, there was a key moment [fans of the books will probably guess what that moment was] that, if they got it right, really right, then the movie would work. They did. I cried. The movie worked.

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Are you Hungry? Win our Hunger Games Cookbook!

Hunger Games Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I don’t get it either. I don’t know anything about The Hunger Games, but by the title it seems like a story about someone/something being Hungry.  But hey, we have a cookbook! From these extravagant meals of the Capital, to the poor, but deliciously creative District 12, The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook collects recipes from the popular trilogy, including Katniss’s favorite lamb stew, French bread from the Mellark family bakery, and the decadent Capitol-Grade Dark Chocolate Cake. While the residents of The Hunger Games trilogy’s Capitol gorge themselves on delicacies and desserts to their heart’s desire, the humble districts fight for sustenance: Katniss and Gale hunt live game, Peeta’s family survives on the bread they make, and the inhabitants of the Seam work twelve-hour days for a few handfuls of grain.  The Victory Feast of The Hunger Games is the true reward for the ultimate fight for survival – filled with course upon course of delicious delicacies, rich stews, savory meats, and mouthwatering desserts!If you’re starving for more from Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, this cookbook is sure to whet your appetite!

Courtesy of our new friends at the Geek Scholars Podcast and Adams Media, we have one, count em ONE hardcover copy of this cookbook to give away!  To win, subscribe to our Twitter feed at  twitter.com/eclipsemagazine. For extra credit give us a retweet and like us on Facebook (yes I know our Facebook page is janky, but soon it won’t be). Send your full name and address to contests@eclipsemagazine.com with the subject heading Hunger Games Contest. On Monday, March 26, 2012 we will select one winner at random. Again, your email must contain your full contact information.  Be sure to check out EM’s new podcast partners where EM’s Michelle Alexandria will be a guest. We will announce next week’s exciting contests on the show!