The 2014 Summer Blockbuster Awards: Best Movie, Hero, Action Scene, and More!
That sound you hear, you know, the one like a bunch of air escaping from a bag? That's the sound of the summer movie season ending and the doldrums of September arriving. Here we are about to enter the month that's typically home to the most easily ignored and forgotten new releases. The only thing to do is look forward to the fall and look back on the summer.
So let's do the latter! Summer 2014 may be over, but the movies are going to stick around. So let's do what all reasonable and rational movie fans do when it comes to talking about blockbuster movies: hand out imaginary awards.
Most Pleasant Surprise: X-Men: Days of Future Past
After almost a year of toxic buzz, negative press and lame trailers, Bryan Singer's grand return to the superhero genre with... Read More
What Is the Best Horror-Movie Title of All Time?
What makes a good title for a horror movie? Hollywood doesn't seem to know these days, as evidenced by names like Oculus and too many nouns ending in "ing" (The Awakening; The Conjuring) or adjectives that are rather tame sounding, like Sinister and Insidious. This week's new release As Above, So Below is either a good title or a bad one, depending on whom you ask, but I'd say its only real problem is that it doesn't immediately sound like a horror movie.
That doesn't mean it's not worth seeing, just maybe that it won't as easily draw audiences as, say, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That's a title that tells you what you're in for. Other titles that you know are going to be scary movies include Pet Sematary, A Nightmare on Elm... Read More
These Are the 33 Most Valuable Movie Props
Movie props and costumes are some of the most prized collectibles in the world. Film geeks with deep pockets simply can’t resist owning a piece of their favorite films, and there’s a lucrative market built around helping those fans procure their own bit of movie history.
From huge items like cars to smaller things like an FBI badge from The X-Files, movie props cover a wide range of items. If it was on-screen, you can bet there’s someone out there willing to pay to own it. Just like the items, the prices can vary dramatically as well – which is what this neat infographic from the eBay Stories blog demonstrates.
Compiled by Joe MacFarland, the nifty display showcases the 33 most expensive movie props out there. From the little white dress made famous by... Read More
Upcoming to Netflix Watch Instantly: 'Cool Runnings,' 'Bad Grandpa,' 'Filth' and More
Curious to know what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix Watch Instantly over the next few weeks? Get a head start and mark your calendars using the list below, just released to us by Netflix.
A Simple Plan (1998)
Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Jack Walsh, Chelcie Ross
When brothers Hank and Jacob discover a dead body and millions of dollars in cash in a downed plane, they plot to hide the loot and split it later. It's a simple plan -- until things go murderously awry amid suspicion and mistrust.
Californication: Seasons 1-7
Best-selling novelist Hank Moody battles writer's block and a weakness for drugs, booze and one-night stands while he struggles to make things work... Read More
'Rosewater' Trailer: Jon Stewart's Directorial Debut Gets Emotional
Last year Jon Stewart took a three-month break from hosting The Daily Show to travel to Jordan and film his directorial debut (John Oliver hosted it for two of those three months). Now a year later we have a trailer for the fruits of his labor. It's called Rosewater and it looks precisely like the kind of celebration of human endurance and journalistic integrity that you'd expect from the man behind The Daily Show.
Adapted from the memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is the unfortunate true story of a London journalist (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) who ended up being held prisoner in Iran for nearly half a year for his public scrutiny of the nation's recent presidential election. And if that weren't bad enough, Maziar Bahari's detention was... Read More
Watch the Uncut 'Star Wars' Cantina Scene, Plus: Check Out These Rare Set Photos
The Cantina scene in Star Wars has always been one of the most fascinating of the whole franchise. Its mix of alien creatures not only provided us with a lot of additional action figures (how many other movies give so many extras their own toy?) but it helps build out the extent of the movie's universe, illustrate how large and multi-populous it is, in a simple way. Plus it gave us a catchy tune that will never leave our brains, and of course it's where we're introduced to Han Solo and Chewbacca. Then there's the matter of it later providing one of the biggest controversies in all of cinema, regarding the shooting of Greedo.
That's why it's such a fun scene to explore in great detail, and today we have Raiders of the Lost Tumblr and Dangerous Minds to... Read More
David Fincher's Great New 'Gap' Ads Make Us Want to See Him Direct a Rom-Com
At some point between directing his hit movies (like The Social Network and the upcoming Gone Girl) and TV series (like House of Cards), David Fincher always finds time to put out a commercial or four. More recently the filmmaker reunited with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara for a Calvin Klein ad, and now he returns with four fantastic TV spots for the Gap.
What's so great about these four short Gap ads (especially for fans of the director) is that we get to see a side of David Fincher we don't normally see in his movies. Light, sexy and playful, the spots delight in their retro-romantic sensibilities, to the point that we're now kinda jonesing to see Fincher tackle an offbeat romantic comedy for his next movie.
Check out all four spots below... Read More
'Saw' Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary by Returning to Theaters for Halloween
Do you want to play a game? Lionsgate is banking on your answer being yes, as the studio has revealed plans to bring the original Saw back to theaters in celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary. Is it just me, or does it seem like Saw has been around longer than a decade? Must be all those sequels...
To celebrate the birth of the iconic Jigsaw, Lionsgate will rerelease the original Saw in theaters starting on Halloween. Select locations will have screenings on Halloween Eve, and the whole thing will end a week later. Lionsgate is really excited about its plans and hopes horror fans will be too. The studio’s president of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Jason Constantine, offered these thoughts:
“The launch of Saw was a signature event in... Read More
Movie News: 'Underworld' Rebooting; Charlie Hunnam Will Be Guy Ritchie's King Arthur; 'The Pyramid' Trailer
Underworld: After four installments, it's time for a reboot of the Underworld series. The first film, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003, the last (so far) in 2012, and now Lakeshore Entertainment has hired Cory Goodman (Priest, the upcoming The Last Witch Hunter) to write a reimagined version of the vampires-vs.-werewolves franchise, which has made more than $450 million worldwide. [Heat Vision]
King Arthur: Charlie Hunnam (TV's Sons of Anarchy) is in final negotiations to star in Guy Ritchie's untitled King Arthur project, an epic retelling of the legendary story that is intended to span six films. Last year Hunnam was set to star in the sexy 50 Shades of Grey before pulling out of the movie before production... Read More
Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies
As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn't like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to the return of the Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird-created Ninja Turtles, on down through the harsh and unforgiving streets of Frank Miller's Basin City, 2014 has proven to be a surprisingly diverse year for comic book cinema. Maybe, even, a transformative one.
With eight live-action comic book movies released between March and August of this year, let's get right into the rankings for 2014's comic book... Read More
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