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How US Film Makers Can Make More Movies and Earn Way More Money

How US Film Makers Can Make More Movies and Earn Way More Money

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Pic: WikipediaNew thinking is needed to improve North America's revenues and film making in Hollywood. Using a combination of sound immigration, tax and financing advice, Hollywood film makers can improve their success. Pic: WikipediaThe Global Market Is ExplodingAs revenues from North American box offices were declining last year, global film revenues grew widely. For example, in 2017, China took in almost $9 billion in movie revenues, that is to say, over 20 percent of global box office film revenues. That was second only to North America. According to Claudia Lin Margolis, an international business consultant working in the Asian market with The Wolfe Law Group, China is expected to overtake North America's lead in next few years. That is because of a huge wave of new constr...
The Transformers Studio Series Makes Movie Bots Look Good

The Transformers Studio Series Makes Movie Bots Look Good

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While I am not the biggest fan of the live-action Transformers movies, I do appreciate the “realistic” robot and vehicle designs the series has spawned. Revealed today at Toy Fair 2018, the Studio Series celebrates those designs with intricate figures packaged with movie backdrops. I might need them. Update: And they’re on sale now, apparently. If I am being completely honest, I only immediately recognized two of the four figures in the line. One of them is Bumblebee, decked out in his first movie Camaro mode. He’s Studio Series 01, because he is the best. Remember how they gave him a voice at the end of the first movie and then forgot that ever happened? Now we can relive that moment.Soon to star in his own major motion picture. Bumblebee transforms from robot t...
One Reaction Christopher Nolan's Movies Always Get From Industry Insiders

One Reaction Christopher Nolan's Movies Always Get From Industry Insiders

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Even in the face of Christopher Nolan's consistent success, it sounds like he has continuously left insiders with a sense of unease whenever he has screened his movies before release. The reason for this is likely because Nolan likes to experiment with structure and format in his films. From Memento to Dunkirk, almost all of his films have toyed with non-linear storytelling, or experimental narrative structure in ways that aren't often seen in big movies. However, despite the worry, fans seem to always take an interest in Nolan's "challenging" films and prove that his experiments have a place in the modern movie world.Let's block ads! (Why?) Source link
The 5 best Chadwick Boseman movies to binge-watch in honor of 'Black Panther'

The 5 best Chadwick Boseman movies to binge-watch in honor of 'Black Panther'

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All hail the King. (Photo: USA TODAY/Marvel)Chadwick Boseman is about to have a pretty big month. The actor stars in the new Marvel film Black Panther, which is already turning into a phenomenon.If you're curious about what Boseman was up to before he played the king of Wakanda, we've rounded up five of his best films to rent or stream this weekend. Of course, you can't stream his best movie (Black Panther) yet, but these will give you a feel for the actor, who up until this point was known for starring in historical biopics. Soon, his superheroics will likely overshadow that reputation.If you want to see him suit up as Black Panther the first time: Captain America: Civil WarBlack Panther (Chadwick Boseman, left), Vision (Paul Bettany), Iron Man (Robert Downey ...
Review: 'Black Panther' is Marvel's most ambitious movie yet

Review: 'Black Panther' is Marvel's most ambitious movie yet

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Posted February 17, 2018 at 06:32 AM | Updated February 17, 2018 at 06:34 AM BlackPanther5a68e75382504.jpgChadwick Boseman stars in "Black Panther." (Photo provided to MLive.com by Disney/Marvel)“Black Panther” has arrived, and not a moment too soon. The Marvel Cinematic Universe sure seems like a sprawling franchise, covering narrative ground from here to Valhalla. But it’s taken a decade and 18 movies for a non-white superhero to supersede being a bit player in the big story – and no, the green-hued Hulk doesn’t count.So among the cheery hype and rousing acclaim welcoming this film’s debut, another, slightly coarser sentiment is also present: It’s about damn time.BlackPanther5a68e754c318c.jpgChadwick Boseman star...
The 10 best, and 10 worst, superhero movies ever

The 10 best, and 10 worst, superhero movies ever

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Posted February 17, 2018 at 07:08 AM | Updated February 17, 2018 at 07:09 AM Keaton BatmanMichael Keaton and Kim Basinger in "Batman." (Photo provided to MLive.com by Warner Bros.)Fresh in theaters, “Black Panther” is one of the most critically revered superhero films to date. Whether it ranks among the genre’s best is absolutely a worthwhile question – a question I’m going to shamelessly avoid here. My excuse is, it’s Too Soon. The movie hasn't had the opportunity to withstand the passage of time, which brings with it great wisdom, right? Right.It’s not fair to prop it next to the best and worst of its kind, at least not yet. Of course, that didn’t stop me from assembling highly subjective lists ranking...
8 Oscar-nominated movies you can watch on Netflix

8 Oscar-nominated movies you can watch on Netflix

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Frankly, the best place to catch the bulk of the 2018 Oscar-nominated films will be in theaters. But if you want to check off a few viewings from your sofa, here's what Netflix has to offer."Mudbound" Steve Dietl/Netflix 'Mudbound'Metacritic score: 85Netflix picked up distribution rights to this period drama directed by Dee Rees after it screened at the Sundance Film Festival. The film received four Oscar nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay, and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Mary J. Blige. Rachel Morrison also made history as the first female to ever receive a Best Cinematography nomination in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's 90-year hi...

Report: Transformers movie franchise 'reset' in the works

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Michael Bay’s reign of terror may finally be over.A new report from Transformer World says that “a new team at Paramount will reset the Transformers Live Action Movie Series following the release of Bumblebee: The Movie.” Transformers 6, the studio’s planned sequel to last year’s Transformers: The Last Knight, has reportedly been removed from its upcoming slate. The report comes from a preview event for New York’s upcoming Toy Fair, where an upcoming slate of Paramount-Hasbro movies was shown. Transformers 6 isn’t listed. Paramount first announced in 2016 that multiple Transformers movies were planned.Movie slate for Paramount-Hasbro moviesHasbroIn April 2016, Paramount appointed three top-tier writers to handle building the Hasbro-Paramount cin...
Tarantino's Manson Movie Is A Huge Risk Even With DiCaprio, Pitt, Cruise And Robbie

Tarantino's Manson Movie Is A Huge Risk Even With DiCaprio, Pitt, Cruise And Robbie

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Image courtesy of Weinstein Company'Django Unchained'There was a rumor dropped earlier in the week courtesy of Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, claiming Sony was having second thoughts about their plans to finance and distribute Quinten Tarantino’s newest movie. Tarantino has made every prior film since Pulp Fiction with Harvey Weinstein, but that isn’t an option anymore for obvious reasons. The rest of Hollywood placed their bids and Sony won out. But recent controversies concerning both the director and his intended subject matter may make the movie an even riskier bet than it was on its face.The new project, which allegedly takes place during the period of Charles Manson’s killing spree but is not directly about those murders (think Spike Lee’s&...
Reviews of Jennifer Lawrence's new Red Sparrow are in, and here's what EW's critics thought

Reviews of Jennifer Lawrence's new Red Sparrow are in, and here's what EW's critics thought

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Red SparrowtypeMoviegenreDramarelease date03/02/18performerJennifer Lawrence, Joel EdgertondirectorFrancis LawrencempaaRWe gave it a C+Red Sparrow, the new Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller, opens on March 2. It’s Lawrence’s first movie since the controversial and divisive mother! last year. After seeing the film this week, EW’s movie critics Chris Nashawaty and Leah Greenblatt discuss what does — and mostly doesn’t — work about the film.Nashawaty: Leah, we’ve all been seeing trailers for Red Sparrow for a while now. And the one thing I keep wondering is why a big splashy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence — arguably the biggest female movie star in the world right now — is being released at a time when most big studios traditiona...