The 2013 Comic-Con International: San Diego is just a few mere weeks away!
The crew of GeekScholars Movie News will be there, bringing you all the breaking news as it happens, for all of your most anticipated movies. It’s with that in mind that the hosts did some extensive research past week and are dedicating this episode to which films fans can expect to have representation (along with who and what) at SDCC2013, and which ones will probably skip it.
The GeekScholars weigh in on over 25 blockbusters expected to hit between now and 2015 including:
- The Wolverine
- The World’s End
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- X-Men: Days of Future Past
- The Avengers 2
- Star Wars: Episode VII…and many, many more! [click to continue…]
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.
Also, Penelope Cruz is signing on for James Bond 24, so the crew discusses what it means to be a ‘Bond Girl’, and whether or not that title should be relevant or used going forward. For more on this week’s show, hit play or hit the jump! [click to continue…]
It’s an especially fun episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast this week, as the crew dives into quick discussions about all of the week’s news, with an installment of ‘Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down’.
Specifically, each of the hosts weigh in with their thoughts on:
- John C. Reilly and Glenn Close getting cast as Nova Corps members in Guardians of the Galaxy
- Tom Hardy being courted to play Elton John in Rocketman
- A ‘Grumpy Cat’ movie now in the works
- The National Association of Theater Owners requesting changes to movie marketing
- Henry Cavill in talks to be The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- Sam Mendes to direct James Bond 24 and 25
To see what else we talk about on the show, hit the jump! [click to continue…]
It’s an absolutely jam-packed episode for this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, as the hosts dive into their box office preview for June 2013!
Specifically, the crew discusses which major releases they are most excited about (and which ones they’ll be skipping), as well as their predictions for how well each movie will fare with critics, and for the first time ever, their estimates on how much money each film will make on its opening weekend!
Highlights in June include:
- The Internship
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Man of Steel
- This Is the End
- Monsters University
- World War Z
- The Heat
- White House Down
To find out what else is covered on the show, hit the jump! [click to continue…]
Some great headlines and rumors to discuss on this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast!
The show kicks off with the hosts discussing the large amount of casting currently underway for the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Into the Woods. Specifically, it sounds like Meryl Streep, Johnny Deep, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Allison Janney, and Anna Kendrick may all be joining the fairy tale adventure. Also, two movies about chefs are squaring off—Chef starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey, Jr., and Scarlett Johansson, and a rival picture of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Michelle Williams.
From there, the crew plays ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’, where they predict the probability of lots of film-related rumors! See which ones after the jump! [click to continue…]
This week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast kicks off with the news that Tom Cruise has agreed to produce and star (of course) in Mission: Impossible 5. The hosts also discuss director Shane Black, of recent Iron Man 3 fame, being tapped to write and helm an adaptation of Doc Savage. Rounding out Headlines, the crew muse about the upcoming biopic of John Gotti, which will star John Travolta and be directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).
Then GeekScholars then go head-to-head in ‘Either/Or’: Star Trek Movie Edition, where they passionately debate various comparisons! Hit the jump for more! [click to continue…]
Lots covered in this week’s episode of the GeekScholars Movie News podcast, starting with some literary adaptations! The hosts discuss the news that Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman are gearing up for a new adaptation of Macbeth, and Kenneth Branagh will direct a live adaptation of Cinderella with Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother, and Downton Abbey’s Lily James in the title role.
After that, the crew votes Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down on a variety of film news updates from the past week! To see what topics we included, hit the jump [click to continue…]