With movie makers worldwide struggling to discover the formula for success in China's lucrative film market, one domestically made spy thriller appears to have stumbled its way into a winning strategy: just be ridiculously bad.
Mimicking the gimmicks from any dozen blockbuster trailers, The LEGO Movie not only promises an adventure as big as you can build it, but laughs spanning the generations of LEGO architects. Starring Parks and Recreation‘s Star-Lord, Chris Pratt as the little LEGO fella, Emmet, who’s mistakenly tasked with saving the world, The LEGO Movie is [...]
The Force is with these movies.
Assassin’s Creed 4 hero Edward Kenway mingles with fellow pirates and townsfolk before getting to his brotherhood’s trademark sneaking, freerunning and stabbing. Then a summer blockbuster movie breaks out. Link Link 2 Price: $60
Last week, we asked the question: "Is it possible to make a Hollywood blockbuster without evoking 9/11?" The piece argued that it's disturbing just how casually big action movies will destroy major cities, without any mention of the life lost. To that point, BuzzFeed worked with the disaster experts at ... More »
Film Studios Are Aggressively Marketing On Vine (Ad Week) Film studios behind summer blockbusters, such as Monsters University and World War Z, are tapping Vine to promote movies. "The limitations of six seconds can actually lift the...Show More Summary
This past Friday was the release of the highly anticipated summer blockbuster Superman: Man of Steel. The film brought in $125.1 million in its opening weekend – more than any other movie ever released in the month of June. On Twitter,...Show More Summary
For moviegoers, there might not be a more quintessential summer movie than Jaws. (Pun intended.) But even if you’ve absorbed every documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg‘s template-setting blockbuster, you’ll probably find something new in Inside Jaws. Jamie Benning creates what may be the ultimate fan documentaries, or “filmumentaries,” as he calls them. He’s [...]
DreamWorks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA) is running away from the movie business. The studio behind blockbuster hits like Shrek and Madagascar just announced a major deal with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to bypass theatergoers and bring its content directly to the video streamer’s audience. The move is part of a push by Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA) to lessen [...]
DreamWorks Animation is running away from the movie business. The studio behind blockbuster hits like Shrek and Madagascar just announced a major deal with Netflix to bypass theatergoers and bring its content directly to the video streamer's...Show More Summary
It's summer movie season and that means you and I can be found down at the local cineplex watching all the blockbusters. Or maybe not. I must confess to only patronizing the theatres a few times in recent years as I prefer the comforts of home for my movie watching.
Watch video I always look for political subtext and commentary in the film trailers I show you, and I think it's particularly interesting to see such references in Hollywood blockbusters, because they are mass-market products on an increasingly...Show More Summary
Forget the new Superman movie; the next blockbuster could come from treating superbugs in hospitals worldwide.
A group of Maryland teenagers – perhaps taking a page from the blockbuster “Identity Thief” – allegedly treated themselves to a night at the movies last Wednesday on a woman’s missing credit card, according to police. The four alleged fraudsters lef …
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a frustrating, bloated movie that isn't entirely successful. But it's still one of the year's best blockbusters. [ more › ]
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) knows that the summer is the time for blockbusters. Whether it is blockbuster movies, blockbuster concert tours or blockbuster tech gadgets, the time to get people’s attention and to buy is in the summer. Hey, if it helps us all get a little closer to having Christmas shopping done, then so be [...]
SAN FRANCISCO—George Lucas is best known for creating some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters in history, including “Star Wars” and the “Indiana Jones” series. Now, several months after he sold his groundbreaking movie studio, Lucasfilm, to Disney for $4 billion and announced he was entering semi-retirement, the legendary filmmaker is looking to shift into a [...]
Neill Blomkamp got about triple the $30 million budget of his first feature film, the apartheid-themed alien invasion movie District 9 to make Elysium, his parable of a society radically divided by class, which is due out on August 9. And on that figure, smaller than many of the other action movies on their way [...]
When the World Trade towers fell on September 11, 2001, there was one refrain I heard over and over again, a common response that was both automatic and indicting: “It looked like something out of a Michael Bay movie.” More specifically, the explosions and citywide carnage resembled Armageddon, the Bay-directed ... More »
KFOD News: Summer Movies 3:31 KFOD's Les Turner takes a hard look at this year's upcoming blockbuster summer movies. Submitted by: Funny Or Die Regular Keywords: news kfod summer summer movies movie summer beach iron man ironman superman spiderman report reporter desk anchor anchor Views: 4