Independence Day Resurgence Review

One of the conversations I keep having with friends this month is how the summer movies this year have been atrocious. The summer seems filled with bad sequels like Independence Day Resurgence, Jason Bourne, and X-Men: Apocalypse, lackluster adaptations like Suicide Squad, Warcraft, The Legend of Tarzan, The Angry Birds Movie and Alice Through the Looking Glass, and even a few original stories like The Secret Life of Pets and The Neon Demon which weren’t that original or entertaining. But was this summer really THAT bad? Let’s take a look at the numbers and find out.

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Reboots Compared to the Original

This weekend brings another reboot in a long string of Hollywood’s attempt to make something old feel new again with Paul Feig’s take on Ghostbsuters. There are endless comparisons to make between any reboot and the original that inspired it, but a new infographic puts forth a comparison to the originals by simply looking at numbers such as critic and audience scores as well as domestic and global box office. See several franchise reboots compared to the original films after the jump. Read More »

Robert De Niro Stopped Caring

It’s no secret that in this latter phase of his career, Robert De Niro has made some pretty poor decisions regarding the movies he chooses to make. Dirty Grandpa, New Year’s Eve, Meet the Parents sequels, and Shark Tale are just some of the awful movies De Niro has made that aren’t worthy of the actor’s talents. So what’s the deal? Well, after analyzing the films that the Oscar-winning actor has made throughout his long career on film, a Reddit user seems to have determined the exact year that Robert De Niro stopped caring. Read More »

Mondo Info•Rama show

Back in 2014, artists Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen created Info•Rama, a place where artwork and infographics came together in a spectacular and informative way. Info•Rama has focused on the realms of science, technology, animals and geography, but now they’re bringing pop culture into the mix for a new Mondo gallery show.

Appropriately titled Info•Rama, the new gallery show also brings in artist Matt Taylor for illustrated infographics related to your favorite characters from film, television and comics such as Back to the Future, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Avengers, Star Wars and much more. Check out a few of the pieces from the Mondo Info•Rama show after the jump. Read More »

Famouse Voice Actors

The field of voice acting is a wholly unique one. In some ways, voice acting can be more difficult than acting on-camera, mostly because so much emotion has to come purely from the voice, without the assistance of facial expressions or body language. Many times it’s the voice that informs how a character is depicted, and that’s why it’s so surprising to learn that the same actors are behind the voices of many different cartoon and video game characters we know and love.

A new infographic lays out just some of the voice actors who are responsible for bringing various characters to life in video games like Uncharted and The Last of Us as well as animated series like The Simpsons, Futurama and Scooby-Doo. Check out the famous voice actors infographic after the jump. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Star Wars A New Hope Infographic

If you’re a hardcore Star Wars fan, there’s probably no way of knowing how many times you’ve seen the original film from 1977. However, we can guarantee that you’ve never seen the movie like this.

An illustrator and graphic novelist from Geneva, Switzerland took the time to adapt Star Wars: A New Hope into a single infographic that measures 123 meters long. It’s really impressive how he took the entire movie and created a scrolling presentation of the story. It includes dialogue, ships, settings and all the important details. Check out the Star Wars A New Hope infographic after the jump. Read More »

How Many LEGO Bricks

If you keep up regularly with /Film, then you know we’re pretty big LEGO fans, especially when it comes to sets that are inspired by our favorite movies and TV shows. Whether it’s official sets like the forthcoming Echo Base playset from The Empire Strikes Back or custom sets like this transforming Optimus Prime set. But have you ever wondered how many bricks it would take to make lifesize LEGO versions of some of the most iconic sci-fi weapons and vehicles?

Well, even if you haven’t wondered how many LEGO bricks it would take to make a full size Millennium Falcon or Ecto-1, someone took the time to figure it out, and they laid out their results in a cool infographic. Read More »

Spotlight Accuracy

When you head to the movie theater, and a title card tells you that it’s “based on a true story” before the movie starts, you’re right to be skeptical about how much you’re seeing actually happened. Plenty of movies aim to tell the story of something that really happened, but embellish certain moments, combine multiple people into a single character, or just create scenarios that never took place.

Well, if you’re one of those people who want to know just how much of a movie is true, then we have just the website for you. Information Is Beautiful is taking certain movies and breaking them down scene by scene in an easy-to-navigate timeline to tell you just how accurate a movie is when compared to the true story. You can even check the facts on last night’s Best Picture winner with a Spotlight accuracy timeline. Check it out. Read More »

British TV Map

If you’re a fan of British television, and you’ve wondered exactly where some of your favorite shows such as The Office, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Skins, Spaced, Absolutely Fabulous and more take place, then we have just what you’re looking for.

Graphic designer Tim Ritz has put together The Great British Television Map, stretching from Scotland down the London, England, showing dozens of TV shows exactly where they take place on the map. In addition, when possible, he also included details on where the show was actually shot. Check out the British TV map below. Read More »

Sci-Fi Weapons

Some of the most passionate fans come from the world of science fiction. If you talk to any sci-fi fan, you can almost guarantee they’ve gotten into some kind of heated debate about whether the Millennium Falcon is better than the U.S.S. Enterprise or whether Doctor Who could take down Doctor Strange. But how about which sci-fi weapon is the best?

Well, a new infographic may be able to help with that argument as it has laid out a chart showing the most powerful weapons in the sci-fi universe. So if you’ve ever wondered if a lightsaber from Star Wars is more powerful than the noisy cricket from Men in Black, now we have the answer. And you might be surprised to see that the Death Star isn’t #1. Check out the infographic below! Read More »