With Netflix determined to create as many new original programs as it can, Amazon appears to be taking a somewhat different route. While Amazon has of course invested quite a bit in developing its own stable of original content, the online retail giant seems more intent on fleshing out its library of A-list movies than Netflix is.
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters last year, it instantly became a money-making machine the likes of which we had never seen. Suffice it to say, Disney’s decision to purchase Lucasfilm for $4 billion in 2012 was nothing short of a brilliant business move.
Anchored by nostalgia and an entirely new cast mixed in with some recognizable favorites, Star Wars: The Force Awakens immediately began to break any number of box office records, including becoming the fastest film to ever pass the $1 billion threshold in global box office receipts. But despite the film’s uncanny ability to print money, not everyone was of the mind that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was actually a good movie.
As we highlighted a few months back, many of the film’s more negative reviews centered on the fact that it effectively presented viewers with the same exact story we had already seen decades earlier. And recently joining that chorus of naysayers is none other than Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron.
As difficult as it must be to construct and film a compelling action scene, it takes more than just punching, kicking, car chases and explosions to create a truly memorable sequence that will stick in the minds of moviegoers forever.
In a new video, CineFix explores five of those sequences — action scenes that are just as smart and impressive as they are thrilling and explosive.
In 2016, we expect to be entertained from the moment we walk into a theater to the moment the lights turn on and the ushers ask us to vacate the premises. That means trivia challenges followed by movie trailers followed by a thrilling blockbuster feature, and finally, something to keep us in our seats when the credits start rolling.
We didn’t have that many new trailers in our last week’s new movie trailers roundup, but that’s about to change. You’ll find below no less than 13 new trailers, including a few movies that you won’t want to miss when they hit cinemas this year. And don’t forget, Pixar’s Finding Dory is playing in a theater near you starting today.
Even as cord cutting and streaming services have changed the face of the entertainment industry for good, consumers still go in droves to the movie theater every month. None of us want to miss out on the billion-dollar blockbusters that Marvel and DC will be pumping out all year, but there are certain trends that have developed over the past few decades that we’d be happy to never see again.
When you walk into a movie theater, you have to be willing to suspend your disbelief for a couple of hours. Whether it’s an action-packed superhero movie or a drama based on true events, the writers and directors are going to take certain artistic liberties, but there are certain movie myths we’ve come to accept as fact, even though they have absolutely no basis in reality.
Ever wondered how much it pays to work on a blockbuster movie like The Force Awakens or any other film that has a budget of at least $200 million? Sure the lead actors, the director and producers are likely to do very well for themselves, but what about the other critical personnel working on a movie?
This brilliant “credits” video explains it all. More →
It feels like Marvel has pumped out more movies than I can remember over the past few years. There’s been a few serious misses, some great action, and a healthy dose of comedy along the way. This video from Screen Rant breaks down the funniest gags and scenes from the Marvel movie universe.