Cinema Geeks

Cinema Geeks – Episode 122 – Spring Preview


Today on Episode 122 of the Cinema Geeks ….. we take a look back at our Winter Predictions, We find out who took home the crown for overall predictions in 2016  and we begin the 2017 season with our Spring preview

* Spring Preview (March/April) Preview: (films releases for reference)

March 3rd:


The Shack (Faith based drama – Sam Worthington/Octavia Spencer/TimMcGraw)

Before I Fall (Drama – Zoey Deutch)

The Last Word (Comedy – Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine)

Table 19 (Comedy – Anna Kendrick/Craig Robinson/June Squibb)

March 10th:

Kong: Skull Island

March 17th:

Beauty and the Beast

Dean (Independent Film – Gillian Jacobs/Kevin Kline)

Raw (Expansion) (French-Belgian Horror Film)

March 24th:

Power Rangers



March 31st:

The Boss Baby

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Ghost in the Shell

Their Finest Hour (Expansion)

The Discovery (Streaming) (Romantic Sci-Fi – Jason Segel/Rooney Mara/R.Redford)

April 7th:

The Case for Christ (Christian Drama – Faye Dunaway)

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Going in Style (Heist Comedy – Morgan Freeman/Michael Caine/Alan Arkin)

April 14th:

The Fate of the Furious

Spark (Animated Film)

April 21st:

Leap! (French-Canadian Animated Film)

Unforgettable (Thriller – Katherine Heigl/Rosario Dawson)

Free Fire (British Action/Comedy – Brie Larson/SharltoCopley/Armie Hammer)

April 28th:

The Circle

Sleight (Drama)

The Promise (Historical Drama – Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale)

Limited Releases:

The Belko Experiment

T2: Trainspotting

Song to Song (Terrence Malick Drama – Michael Fassbender/Gosling/Mara/Portman)

Wilson (Comedy/Drama – Woody Harrelson/LauraDern)

Colossal (Sci Fi Comedy – Anne Hathaway/DanStevens/JasonSudeikis)

Gifted (Chris Evans Drama)

The Lost City of Z




Box Office:

Current Standings (Through Fall Results):

Amanda: 15 points

Dan: 20 points

Kevin: 15 points

Matt: 11 Points



Look Back at Winter

* Prediction Results

Pick to Clicks:

Dan: Arrival, Sing

Amanda: Moana, Fantastic Beasts

Kevin: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Moana

Matt: A Monster Calls, Office Christmas Party

Bet to Bomb:

Dan: Bad Santa 2, Office Christmas Party

Amanda: The Space Between Us, Edge of Seventeen

Kevin: The Space Between Us, Collateral Beauty

Matt: Assassin’s Creed, Sing

Wild Card:

Dan: Assassin’s Creed (10,278,000) smaller opening weekend than Warcraft (24,166,000)

Amanda: Nocturnal Animals outperforms Arrival

Kevin: 3 of the top 5 grossing films will come out in November/December

Matt: Rogue One #1 for the Year



Final Standings (Through Winter Results):

Dan: 24 points

Kevin: 17 points

Amanda: 17 points

Matt: 14 Points


* General Discussion (How was the month for you)

Rogue One: 529 (1st)

Sing: 267 (10th)

Moana: 246 (11th)

Fantastic Beasts: 233 (12th)

Doctor Strange: 232 (13th)

Trolls: 153 (17th)

Hidden Figures: 152 (18th)

La La Land: 140 (20th)

Arrival: 100 (29th)

Passengers: 98 (30th)

Hacksaw Ridge: 66 (46th)

Why Him: 59 (55th)

Fences: 56 (57th)

Office Christmas Party: 54 (62nd)

Assassins Creed: 54 (63rd)

Manchester by the Sea: 46 (69th)

Lion: 42 (73rd)

Almost Christmas: 42 (74th)

Allied: 40 (76th)

Collateral Beauty: 31 (88th)

Bad Santa 2: 17 (113th)

Edge of Seventeen: 14 (122nd)

Jackie: 13 (124th)

Nocturnal Animals: 10 (134th)

Loving: 7 (145th)

Silence: 7 (146th)

Shut In: 7 (147th)

20th Century Women: 5 (153rd)

Bleed For This: 5 (155th)

Incarnate: 4 (156th)

A Monster Calls: 3 (171st)

Rules Don’t Apply: 3 (173rd)

Miss Sloane: 3 (174th)

Billy Lynn: 1 (210th)




Rotten Tomatoes:

Current Standings (Through Fall Results):

Dan: 11 points

Kevin: 9 points

Amanda: 3 points

Matt: 7 points



Look Back at Winter:

* Prediction Results

Certified Fresh:

Dan: 20th Century Women, La La Land

Amanda: The Founder, Billy Lynn

Kevin: La La Land, Loving

Matt: Passengers, A Monster Calls

Certified Rotten:

Dan: Passengers, Office Christmas Party

Amanda: Solace, Collateral Beauty

Kevin: Incarnate, Kidnap

Matt: Bad Santa 2, Friend Request



Final Standings (Through Winter Results):

Dan: 13 points

Kevin: 12 points

Matt: 9 Points

Amanda: 6 points


* General Discussion (How was the month for you)

Manchester by the Sea – 96%

Moana – 95%

Edge of Seventeen – 95%

Arrival – 94%

La La Land – 93%

Fences – 93%

Hidden Figures – 92%

Doctor Strange – 90%

Loving – 89%

Jackie – 89%

20th Century Women – 89%

A Monster Calls – 87%

Hacksaw Ridge – 86%

Lion – 86%

Rogue One – 85%

Silence – 84%

The Founder – 82%

Trolls – 74%

Sing – 73%

Nocturnal Animals – 73%

Fantastic Beasts – 73%

Bleed For This – 71%

Miss Sloane – 70%

Allied – 62%

Rules Don’t Apply – 55%

Almost Christmas – 48%

Billy Lynn – 45%

Office Christmas Party – 41%

Why Him – 39%

Passengers – 31%

Solace – 24%

Bad Santa 2 – 23%

Assassins Creed – 18%

Incarnate – 15%

Collateral Beauty – 12%

Shut In – 6%



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What are your predictions for the Spring?


Kevin @OptimusSolo

Dan @MovieRevolt

Amanda @HardCandiMandi

Matt @FridleyCent

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