Wasted Characters of the Star Wars Films

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in cinema history. Not only because of its unique story but also because of its unique characters. The characters of Star Wars are some of the most recognizable characters in the world. For as many great characters that the franchise has, it also has some not more »

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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

Opening sceneThere can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course.

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5 Best And Worst Theatre Experiences!

TheaterIf you usually visit the theatre it is almost a sure bet that you have had both a positive and negative experience. Personally, I don’t understand why anybody would pay for a cinema ticket only to talk all their way through a film when they could have gone to a bar to talk each other’s ear off for a couple of hours.

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What Does ScreenX Have to Offer?

Unfamiliar with ScreenX? So was I until recently. To sum it up quickly ScreenX essentially is a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting”. This new premium format is being brought to us by the same company behind the 4DX technology. When I first heard about ScreenX I was very curious how the more »

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An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Regardless of whether it’s seen in IMAX or viewed in standard DCP, if one considers themselves a Blade Runner aficionado or simply excited to see what Mr. Villeneuve does to expand the Blade Runner mythology, they must make the effort to check this out so experiences like this ultimately “aren’t lost in time, like tears in rain,” to quote Mr. Hauer’s iconic final monologue.

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Adapt or Die, Hollywood!

Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, both require stars to perform their craft admirably for an audience, sell merchandise, and get butts in more »

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What’s Up in ‘Gotham’?: A Look at Season 4

Fox’s Gotham has hit their fourth season and is looking like what could be the most talked about season yet. And this could be for a number of reasons both good and bad. From the marketing to the story arc, there is already so much to be talked about and it’s only one episode in. more »

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Sequelitis!: The Necessary Disease Ravaging Hollywood

I’m gonna level with you here, folks. I used to be one of you. In fact, one year I refused to go see a certain sequel just because it was a sequel. How dare the industry I love not foster original ideas and just keep grabbing for that cash? How dare they spit on the creatives and just treat movies like they are a machine? Well, it turns out, that’s what Hollywood is.

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Age of ‘mother!’ during the ‘Age of Ultron’: Auteur vs Tentpole

Full disclosure, I will not spoil ‘mother!’ I think it’s incredibly vital to the film and the filmmakers that most of the film stay under wraps. For better or worse, I went into the film as blind as I could and left…blind with fury.

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What Happened? A Look At Several High Profile Films That Were Never Made!

(AOTN) Ever wonder what happened to several high profile projects that various well-known directors were said to be helming, but somehow have never seen the light of day? Many of these films were either “pet projects” for the directors or they ended up getting tied up in so many legal battles that eventually they were more »

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The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

Much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular today. The trend is making something of a resurgence now thanks to filmmakers like Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

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Was ‘Wonder Woman’ Just What The DC Universe Needed? We Think So And Here’s Why!

(AOTN) It seems that lately all we hear about is the laundry list of reasons why the films in the DC Universe do not seem to hold a candle to the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the first four films that they have released all received lackluster critical and fan review alike, that more »

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