On this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts dive into two big headlines making the rounds, starting with more Guardians of the Galaxy casting. With the news that Benicio Del Toro is joining the film, the question on everyone’s mind is whether or not he’ll be playing the villainous Thanos. Listen in to hear what the GeekScholars think about Del Toro and what traits they feel are necessary to bring Thanos to life.
It is hard to believe that it has been over 7 years since Wedding Crashers. The dynamic duo Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson finally return to the big screen in a GIGANTIC ad for one of the wealthiest companies in the world – Google. Ok, it may not be an ad, it is a 2-hour ad disguised as a movie. The Internship is a movie for our times, in more ways than one. Beyond the constant messaging that “Google is awesome and everyone should work here,” yes, I’m bitter because I’ll never get a job at Google. It is also about starting over and embracing dreams. Anyone who has lost a job or feel like they are stuck in a dead end one will be able to relate to this movie. It isn’t as self-indulgent as Wedding Crashers was.
Two unemployed salesmen – Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson – try to finagle their way into an internship at Google in hopes of it leading to real jobs. I’m not sure if this is sad or what – but it is funny! The question is whether it will lead to another Wedding Crashers or just crash.