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Making Us Laugh: What the Independent Spirit Awards Did That the Oscars Didn’t.

Making Us Laugh: What the Independent Spirit Awards Did That the Oscars Didn’t.

Award shows, over the past few years have been surrounded by drama.  From #OscarsSoWhite to the La La/Moonlight debacle this year, we are seeing more press around some of these award shows.  Award shows are also becoming a venue for actors and celebrities to voice political concerns.  Which is great since they are the key demographic to make the news, why not use it as an opportunity?  I have to admit, I have never been a huge fan of award shows.  My friends in university would host Grammy parties, and while I always thought it would be fun, it never really was for me.  Not because I didn’t like the movies being nominated, but because I don’t like how we determine “the best”.  It doesn’t always make sense to me.  Acting is subjective, so what kind of criteria do we use to determine “the best”?

This isn’t a new topic.  It’s quite a well known fact that most of the people voting on the Academy Awards have traditionally been older white men.  And obviously that is what caused #OscarsSoWhite to trend last year.  And rightfully so.   There seems to have been some changes implemented by the Academy in an attempt to include a more diverse group of voters.  Including people of colour and women.  Maybe that’s what we started to see last night.  Which I think is great, but I didn’t want to turn this into an Oscar’s post.  I wanted to use this to talk about a much lesser known awards show that always happens the day before the Oscar’s.  … Read the rest

Batman v. Superman is a Justice League Backstory

Batman v. Superman is a Justice League Backstory

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The new Batman trailer from Warner Bros. is a three-minute clip of goodness. There is a lot to expect but even more than that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice seems like it is going to be a bio for the start of the Justice League. So those folks at Warner Bros. were very creative and literal with the title Dawn of Justice. Clark Kent meeting Bruce Wayne turned awkward very fast. The tension on screen is very powerful. This is where I take a pause.

As smart as Batman is, you mean to tell me he can not tell that Clark Kent is Superman just without glasses? Anyway, Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg somehow gets the two superheroes to go at each other. The movie premieres on March 25th. I for one can not wait! If for nothing else, to see how Doomsday is portrayed in the movie. The brand new Batman v. Superman trailer follows below.

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Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2018 & 2019

Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2018 & 2019

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Disney is arguably the smartest media company on the planet. It honestly has a monopoly on the young male demography from teens to adults. They own Pixar, they own Marvel and Star Wars. The sheer amount of projects they can come up with are hard to get a hold of. Disney has announced every single movie it plans to release through 2018 and 2019. Every movie from the new Toy Story 4  film to a new highly anticipated The Incredibles 2. Below is a complete list of Disney projects with their launch dates.

Here’s the complete list:

  • Toy Story 4 – June 2018
  • Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – November 2nd, 2018
  • Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – March 29, 2019
  • The Incredibles 2 – June 21st, 2019
  • Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – November 8th, 2019

BACK TO 2017 or 2016

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Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2017

Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2017

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Disney is arguably the smartest media company on the planet. It honestly has a monopoly on the young male demography from teens to adults. They own Pixar, they own Marvel and Star Wars. The sheer amount of projects they can come up with are hard to get a hold of. Disney has announced every single movie it plans to release through 2017. Every movie from the new Guardians of the Galaxy film to a new Cars. Below is a complete list of Disney projects with their launch dates.

Here’s the complete list:

  • Beauty and the Beast – March 17th, 2017
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5th, 2017
  • Cars 3 – June 2017
  • Star Wars VIII – May 26th, 2017
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – July 7th, 2017
  • Coco – November 22nd, 2017
  • Untitled Disney Fairy Tale – December 22nd, 2017

BACK TO 2016 or FORWARD TO 2018

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Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2016

Every Disney Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar Film Releasing in 2016

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Disney is arguably the smartest media company on the planet. It honestly has a monopoly on the young male demography from teens to adults. They own Pixar, they own Marvel and Star Wars. The sheer amount of projects they can come up with are hard to get a hold of. Disney has announced every single movie it plans to release through 2016. Every movie from the new Star Wars film to a new Captain America. Below is a complete list of Disney projects with their launch dates.

Here’s the complete list:

  • The Good Dinosaur – November 25th, 2015
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18th, 2015
  • The Finest Hours – January 29th, 2016
  • Zootopia – March 4th, 2016
  • Jungle Book – April 15th, 2016
  • Captain America: Civil War – May 6th, 2016
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass – May 27th, 2016
  • Finding Dory – June 17th, 2016
  • The BFG – July 1st, 2016
  • Pete’s Dragon – August 12th, 2016
  • Doctor Strange – October 26th, 2016
  • Moana – November 23rd, 2016
  • Star Wars Rogue One – December 16th, 2016

FORWARD 2017 OR 2018-2019

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For First Time Ever China Overtakes US Box Office

For First Time Ever China Overtakes US Box Office

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p class=”story__intro”Things are changing very fast in the world of movies. Its not only the fact that people are streaming and downloading movies more. Rather legal or via torrents movies are available in so many forms it is incredible that they are still making so much money for Hollywood. That change is an international thing. Case in point China is the world’s second largest film market but its box office beat down those of the US for the first time ever. Last month it took $650m thanks to The Man From Macau II, which raked in $104m. China’s second biggest film for February was historical action movie Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody, which took $95m. The US box office total was is $640m, according to research firm Entgroup. 

 China’s film industry is growing very rapidly with more and more screens being built. The country has a population of 1.3 billion. The thing is that many of those people are moving to urban areas as they move up to middle class. The sales were helped in part to Valentine’s Day which is a popular celebration in China. Not the way Americans think of the holiday with gifts simply for her. In China many couples visit movies instead of gift giving. It should be interesting to see if this trend continues for a whole year. … Read the rest

Top Highest Paid Actors in the world

Top Highest Paid Actors in the world

actorsIf you don’t like your job or think you are not getting paid enough. A-list Actors earn a lot. A ridiculously amount of movie to make you enjoy their films. right? Here is the top 10 highest paid actors in the world in 2013! Forbes had Cruise on top this list due to “Mission Impossible” and “Oblivion”. The staples like Leonardo DiCaprio and Denzel Washington are on this year’s list but there are some new faces that make more than them both surprisingly. Oprah of course topped Forbes’ list for the highest-paid celebrities.

 

Top Highest Paid Actors

10. Ben Stiller

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Benjamin Edward Stiller famously known as Ben Stiller was born on November, 30, 1965. He is an amazing American actor, writer, comedian, Film director and Producer. Ben Stiller is currently being paid $33 million. The most famous movie of Ben Stiller is Night at the museum, it broke all of his previous records and that made him stand in the 10th position among the top paid actors of Hollywood 2013.

9. Denzel Washington

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Denzel Hayes Washington was born on December 28, 1954. He is a famous American actor, film director, screen writer and Producer. He received several awards. Not only this, Washington was nominated for Oscar this year and it was the sixth time. People have loved his performance in the movie ‘flight’. The movie earned around $162 million. Denzel Washington is currently being paid $33 million per movie.

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