Movies based on video games have a poor track record. More often than not, the appeal doesn’t translate, or it is misinterpreted by the filmmakers. They rarely do well at the box office, either. Only a select few have been hits, and there really aren’t any that you could accurately say have been outright blockbusters. Warcraft was supposed to change all that.
The 2016 fantasy film, directed by Duncan Jones, was based on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft games that are beloved, and have been for years. Millions of people around the world play them on a daily basis. On paper, at least, the movie should have been a home run.
Instead, it struck out. Warcraft couldn’t even crack $50 million at the ...
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Surprising nobody, Black Panther has proven to be another success for Marvel studios. The Ryan Coogler-directed film has received widespread critical acclaim while shattering a variety of records over opening weekend, even managing a higher box office than The Avengers: Age of Ultron. As the last installment of the MCU before Avengers: Infinity War, the movie has done justice to the franchise and further fueled the excitement and anticipation as we head into the Avengers facing the mighty Thanos.
While anyone who saw Creed, Coogler’s last film, could’ve foretold how pleasing this would be, the picture had a lot to live up to. Besides being the first ...
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Jungle Cruise is like Dwayne Johnson is in an Indiana Jones film, according to the movie’s visual effects supervisor. The Disney film, based on the popular Disneyland attraction, stars worldwide superstar Johnson alongside Golden Globe nominee Emily Blunt. Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) directs from a script written by Michael Greene (Logan).
Jungle Cruise marks Johnson’s third time starring in a live-action Disney production. The actor first worked for the studio in 2007’s The Game Plan, playing a football star who bonds with his 8-year-old daughter. Johnson then starred in 2009’s Race to Witch Mountain, a family adventure about a cabbie protecting a pair of paranormally ...
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Most iconic movie roles are intrinsically tied to the actor’s that bring them to life. There’s no Rick Blaine without Humphrey Bogart, no Ellen Ripley without Sigourney Weaver, and no Iron Man without Tony Stark. The list goes on and on.
On the other hand, several actors have taken over iconic roles and successfully reinvented them. Both Roger Moore and Daniel Craig made Sean Connery’s James Bond their own, and more recently, Tom Hardy boldly reinterpreted Mel Gibson’s Mad Max.
Then there the roles that are recast without us every having seen the switch. Movie roles are cast then ...
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Marvel’s Black Panther is finally hitting theaters after spending 24 years in development hell, and it looks like it was well worth the wait. Black Panther – directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Joe Robert Cole, and starring Chadwick Boseman as the eponymous character – is being hailed as one of the best MCU films to date. And with a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 97 percent, Black Panther is one of the highest-rated superhero films of all-time.
Taking those reviews into account, as well as all of the hype that’s been building since T’Challa’s debut in Captain America: Civil War, it’s clear that Black Panther is on its way ...
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