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After Pacific Rim last year, and Godzilla this year, it’s about time the United States military finally figured out a plan to fight giant monsters. And that’s exactly what they’ve done. In a very joking way, of course. Who would win in an Air force Godzilla fight?

The Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine interviewed members of the U.S. Air Force stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan to ask them how they’d combat Godzilla. Check out the answer below plus see an infographic of just how big the new Godzilla is. Read More »

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Put any two movie lovers in a room together, and they’ll be able to argue ’til the cows come home about which films are the most over- or underrated. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and no one ever seems to quite agree.

But now one guy is trying to offer as definitive an answer as possible by bringing actual data into the equation. Using Rotten Tomato ratings and IMDb user scores, he’s come up with a list of films with the greatest divide between critical opinion and general audience reception. Hit the jump to read his findings on the most overrated and underrated movies.

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Infographic: Hollywood Disaster Map

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In real life, a city-destroying disaster is a national tragedy. At the movies, though, it’s just the expected conclusion of any big action movie. Politicians can argue all day long about whether Hollywood is destroying America in the spiritual sense, but filmmakers definitely love wrecking the country as part of a blockbuster narrative.

Today, we have a Hollywood disaster map that illustrates just how and where the movies like to hit. Not surprisingly, New York and Los Angeles lead the rest of the country in terms of general destruction. But just as in real life, certain types of disasters are more common in some areas than others. Hit the jump to look over the findings.

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Infographic: Which Studios Own the Marvel Characters?

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When we talk about Marvel movies, we’re usually talking about Marvel Studios movies — the ones that tie into The Avengers and are distributed by Disney. But the Marvel Comics stable of characters is actually spread all over Hollywood. Marvel sold off the film rights to various studios in the ’80s, and it wasn’t until the mid-’00s that they began collecting them back to launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

As of now, Marvel has regained most, but not all of its properties, and it can be confusing to remember which studio still has which heroes. So The Geek Twins have created a handy infographic laying out exactly which characters live where. Now you’ll know exactly where to direct your angry letter the next time you get to wondering why Namor the Sub-Mariner hasn’t gotten his own feature yet. Hit the jump to check it out.

 

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It will shock absolutely no one to hear that critical consensus and audience reaction often fail to match up. The divide between those opinions is why, every couple of months or so, we get another wave of thinkpieces wondering whether reviewers are out of touch and asking whether they even matter anymore.

But how much do the two groups differ in their reactions, really? After all, critics are moviegoers too — they’re just ones who happen to have more experience analyzing and discussing cinema. A fun new infographic examines that question by looking at some of the best known, best loved film trilogies of all time, and comparing each installment’s Metacritic score to its IMDb user score. Check it out after the jump.

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We’re nearing on the end of 2013 and the 2015 calendar is already quickly becoming crammed with sequels, reboots, adaptations and adaptations. Earlier in the year, I put together a quick visual calendar showing how the year 2015 is beginning to look from afar. Today I have updated that graphic to include a bunch of additions and pushed release dates. Check it out after the jump.

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A quick Google search will tell you that last year’s Oscar nominees for Best Picture were long. And while this year’s nominations won’t happen for a few more months, the films likely to fill those spots this year are shorter. A lot shorter. It’s not ground breaking information or anything, but Vulture has taken the running times of recent Best Picture nominees and made some fun graphics showing how they compare. Check them out below. Read More »

Infographic: Top Grossing 2013 Summer Movies

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We’re smack dab in the middle of the Fall movie season and all the big awards contenders are either now playing or opening soon. When the quality of films goes up, and the temperature goes down, the summer movie season starts to feel like a distant memory. These days, you can see films like Iron Man 3, Monsters University and Man of Steel on Blu-ray. My how times have changed.

There were some huge, huge hits over this summer though, as well as some major surprises and huge bombs. A new infographic by the Dish Network, oddly enough, breaks them all down in a colorful, interesting, cool way. Check it out below. Read More »

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