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.
On August 6th, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French high wire artist, hung a wire between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked it not once, not twice, but three-and-a-half times. The story of the famous walk was the subject of an Oscar®-winning documentary, Man on Wire.
The Walk tackles the subject somewhat more intimately. Based on Petit’s book, To Reach the Clouds, Robert Zemeckis’ film approaches the story from Petit’s point of view. It is both charming and terrifying (not a movie to see in IMAX if you have a fear of heights – the 3D is… intimidating).
If you prefer to check out movies in IMAX, you will want to know that Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk – the story of how French tightrope walker Philippe Petit crossed from one building to the other at the World Trade Center – will be released in IMAX 3D on September 30th, nine days before its wide release on October 9th.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Philippe Petit, in the Walk. Details follow the jump.
Lots of rumors and trailers this week to discuss! As such, GeekScholars Movie News kicks off a ‘Never Tell Me the Odds!’ segment where they discuss (coincidentally) the probability of a younger Han Solo showing up in the Boba Fett film, Red Hulk making an appearance in Captain America: Civil War, and whether or not Hellboy III, and MEG will ever get made.
From there, the hosts review the first trailers for several films debuting this fall including Everest, The Walk, Bridge of Spies, and Z for Zachariah.
Forty years ago today, a French tightrope artist named Philippe Petit walked from one World Trade Center tower to the other on an illegal wire. It was a caper worthy of Mission: Impossible and the subject of an award-winning documentary, Man on Wire. But neither Petit’s book, To Reach The Clouds, nor Man on Wire could do what Robert Zemeckis is about to do – put you up there with Petit in a 3D/IMAX 3D film.
It’s called The Walk and stars, among others, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (as Petit), Ben Kinglsey (Iron Man 3), James Badge Dale (Flight) and Charlotte Le Bon (The Hundred-Foot Journey). The Walk will premiere on October 5, 2015. Further details await just beyond the jump.