George Clooney’s The Monuments Men is a hymn to culture that is never quite pitch perfect. The story of a special group tasked with recovering and returning artworks stolen by the Nazis in World War II, the film lurches between locations and characters for much of its first half before pulling together.
Lots of great material to cover on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News including our winners of the Best Films of 2013, February 2013 predictions, casting news for the Man of Steel sequel, and much, much more. Hit the jump for details or click play above!
99 episodes ago, the GeekScholars Movie News podcast began.
Now, with their 100th show, the crew sit down for a in-depth discussion regarding how the podcast started, their favorite moments, motivations, off-microphone antics, how the episodes have evolved, and the future of GeekScholars Movie News. It’s a unique chance to get to learn more about what happens behind-the-scenes, and an inside look into the roles of the hosts (plus, a special thank you to Eclipse Magazine and Michelle Alexandria!)
Also covered on the show is an installment of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’, which covers some new The Expendables 3 casting, Tom Hiddleston’s involvement in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s plans to make a movie about Vikings.
Finally, the podcast concludes with a Preview Review of The Monuments Men, and a review of Elysium from Lauren and Chris.
The Monuments Men, directed by and starring George Clooney, has begun production in Berlin. The film – which tells the story of the greatest treasure hunt in history – follows the platoon that was tasked by FDR to rescue art treasures stolen by the Nazis. The film features a cast of international stars, including: Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman.
The Monuments Men is scheduled for North American release on December 18, 2013. The official press release follows the jump.