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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Kevin "OptimusSolo"

OptimusSolo is a Cartoon Historian and even has an actual History degree to go with it. He's also an avid Toy collector boasting an over 1,000 piece Star Wars collection and nearly 400 Transformer toys. He is one of the hosts of the Powers of Grayskull series. He also has a passion for cartoon Theme Songs, Star Trek, MacGyver, Baseball, and is a major Movie Geek!
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