After being featured in the latest entry of one of the most successful action franchises in history earlier this year, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson decided to shift gears and star in a movie packed with so much destruction that even Furious 7 couldn’t keep up. San Andreas is that movie, and although critics haven’t been kind, fans of CG eye candy should still be entertained.
Superhero movies are a dime a dozen in 2015, but there’s only one worth seeing without any special effects, Hollywood stars or planet-destroying monsters. Batkid Begins is the inspiring story of thousands of people banding together to make 5-year-old Miles Scott’s dream come true by turning San Francisco into Gotham and giving him the chance to save the day. More →
Late on Sunday, the hotly anticipated trailer from the Aaron Sorkin penned Steve Jobs biopic premiered online. While the trailer itself is somewhat subdued, it provides our first glimpse at Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogan who assume the roles of Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, respectively.
Due to Sorkin’s penchant for delivering incredible stories with memorable dialogue (his past works include A Few Good Men, The Social Network, and The West Wing), there’s been a tremendous amount of interest in the second attempt at a Jobs biopic, the first, of course, being the largely panned Ashton Kutcher movie titled Jobs.
One of the more highly anticipated films of 2015 is Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Scheduled for release in late 2015, details about the film have been few and far in between, save for an intriguing and stylized trailer which, while incredibly cool, didn’t reveal too much information. More →
With no shortage of male-oriented superhero movies coming down the Hollywood pipeline, there hasn’t really been much in the way of a superhero movie with a female lead. With the Wonder Woman release still two years away, Saturday Night Live over the weekend put together a hilarious spoof of a movie trailer which pokes fun at what a female-driven superhero movie might look like.
Who would have thought that someone could make a hilarious movie starring a talking stuffed bear. But, alas, that’s exactly what Seth MacFarlane did with the 2012 movie Ted starring Mark Whalberg and Mila Kunis.
Building off of the success of the first film, an appropriately titled sequel called Ted 2, was put into production. The plot of the second film, naturally, centers on Ted getting married to Tami-Lynn and their efforts to adopt a baby.
In spite of all the blockbusters that released in 2014, movie theater attendance actually took a dive. According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the number one contributing factor to box office declines is the rise in ticket prices. Movie goers expect to get what they pay for, but in their minds, they’re paying more for the same experience that they’ve always had. More →
The impending war between Marvel and DC at the theater is one of the most fascinating stories in the movie world, but superhero flicks only represent a small portion of the blockbusters scheduled to release in the coming years.
Redditor Bubba–Gump put together a list of every major film scheduled to release through 2020, and it’s beginning to make me worry about how much time I’m going to spend in a theater over the next few years. More →
Going to the movies has changed drastically over the years, from the days of the $2 matinée and a few dollars for popcorn and soda to now spending nearly $100 for two tickets, gourmet snacks and personalized seating.
As more studios focus on making fewer but more profitable movies each year, companies like Walt Disney, Time Warner, NBCUniversal (owned by Comcast), Lionsgate, Sony and others are counting on some of their big tent-poles to help drive earnings and exceed expectations, or risk facing the wrath of layoffs, angry movie goers, a declining share price and potentially a huge change and shake up to their business.
Here are the five biggest movies (in alphabetical order) to look forward to in 2015, alongside brief descriptions of what they are each about. More →