Steven Spielberg’s first film with Disney, The BFG, features three brilliant performances and a horde of delightful visuals that are dulled more than a little by the film’s tendency to meander – dropping the pace to sluggish. It doesn’t quite capture that unique balance of whimsy, wit and darkness that Roald Dahl’s work so great, […]
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Movie News: July 2016 Preview, Darth Vader’s Return, and Ready Player One
It’s the middle of the summer, which means lots of big budget blockbusters are about to hit screens! As such, GeekScholars Movie News is ready to reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Predictions for July 2016 including: The BFG The Secret Life of Pets Ghostbusters Star Trek: Beyond Jason Bourne Bad Moms Plus, the hosts […]
The BFG Lacks Whimsy, Warmth and Awe
Steven Spielberg finally returns to one of the genres he cut his bones on – Children’s fables/fantasy in The Big BFG. This should be a cause for celebration but somehow his stint into more serious fair has muted his childlike wonder. Or maybe it’s screenwriter’s Melissa Mathison (Screenplay) painfully, tedious, inert script that sinks this […]
Mistaken First Impressions Trailer: The BFG!
Steven Spielberg’s The BFG has a new trailer and it’s something magical! Check it out after the break. The BFG opens on July 1st (Canada Day).
The BFG Goes To Cannes!
Steven Spielberg is Cannes with the cast of his new Disney film, The BFG – which has its World Premiere there tomorrow, May 14th. Following the jump, there is a link to a video featuring Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) and Spielberg playing a quick game of Stump Steven Spielberg. It’s quite delightful. The BFG opens wide on July […]
Movie News: Spider-Man: Homecoming, Preview Reviews for Rogue One, The BFG, and Swiss Army Man
It’s a super fun episode of GeekScholars Movie News this week which kicks off with the hosts playing a round of Script Doctor as they use words to describe the recently revealed title Spider-Man: Homecoming, the poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the casting of Joel McHale (Community) to play Chevy Chase (Community). From there, it’s a trio of Preview […]
Explaining The Rules Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s The BFG!
Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – three of the world’s great storytellers combine to tell the story of a little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and what happened to her at the Witching Hour (3 am – not midnight, as you’d suppose), one particular night. The first teaser trailer for Spielberg’s The BFG […]
Disney Joins Spielberg’s The BFG!
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG has a new participant. Disney has joined the project as a co-producer and co-financier. The film’s cast has also expanded to include Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and others. The BFG is Spielbverg’s first Disney-branded film as a director and is scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release. […]