This week on GeekScholars Movie News, Fox sits down with Ryan Tudhope, the co-founder of Atomic Fiction, the Academic Award nominated visual effects team responsible for dazzling audiences with Game of Thrones, Star Trek Into Darkness, and San Andreas among many other films.Fox and Ryan talked about Atomic Fiction’s recent work on The Walk, as well as their efforts on the upcoming Deadpool film and Star Trek Beyond.
From there, the GeekScholars review Con Man, a new series from Alan Tudyk about an actor from a former hit science fiction show, and his misadventures navigating fan conventions.
To round things out, the hosts review The Martian, complete with a spoiler session after the credits.
October 2015 has shaped up to be an exceptional month for fans of all cinema genres. On this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News, the hosts reveal their levels of excitement, Rotten Tomatoes and opening box office predictions for:
Bridge of Spies
The Last Witch Hunter
The show concludes with a Preview Review for The Big Short, a star-studded tale of four outsiders who foresaw the recent housing bubble bust.
Some interesting developments in the world of cinema drive this week’s installment of GeekScholars Movie News. The show begins with an installment of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’ where the hosts discuss Chris Hemsworth (Thor) getting cast in the Ghostbusters reboot, Chiwetel Ejiofor joining Doctor Strange, and Joe Carnahan (The Grey) being in talks to possible write and/or direct Bad Boys 3.
From there, the GeekScholars review the first trailers for The Program, a biopic about Lance Armstrong’s cheating scandal and The Martian, a space rescue thriller starring Matt Damon. The show concludes with Fox’s quick review of Jurassic World.
Mark Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney in Ridley Scott’s adaptation of The Martian by Andy Weir. During the Ares Mission to Mars, a storm forces the crew to abort the mission and, believing Watney to be dead, leave without them.
With scant supplies, Watney has to figure out a way to contact mission control and then survive until help can arrive.
The Martian will be in theaters on October 2nd. Meet the crew of the Ares Mission following the jump – then check out the first full-length trailer!