Movies have a spectacularly bad track record when it comes to predicting the future; if we believe in RoboCop, for example, we’ll have giant watchdog robots going crazy in executive boardrooms within three years. But that doesn’t make films that cast an eye to the future any less entertaining.
Michael Hobson, aka @tremulantdesign, has created a nice infographic that collates possible futures from dozens of films and graphs them on a handy timeline. Check it out below and map out your future.
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Very few TV shows that only air 11 episodes are as revered as Firefly. Joss Whedon‘s space-western starring Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and others was famously canceled by Fox but has lived on thanks to a rabid fanbase known as Browncoats, a reference from the show. Their passion for the series helped Whedon direct Serenity, a movie based on the series, and continues to drive interest in the franchise, spawning fan events, merchandise and more.
Yet even with that level of intense fandom, there are still things most of us – and some fans – might not know about Firefly and Serenity. After the jump, check out an infographic that lists a whole bunch. Eighteen to be exact. Read More »
As much as moviegoers, filmmakers and theater owners try and try, the fight against piracy seems to be a losing one. People can take all the precautions in the world but there’s always going to be one person who pirates a movie, uploads it online and then it spreads like wildfire. Now the pirates would let you believe this is their right and what they’re doing doesn’t hurt the bottom line. They believe they’re a small minority. The Motion Picture Association of America would disagree with that and have put out their own infographic to let everyone know just how much content theft hurts the entertainment industry. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Netflix began sending DVDs out to subscribers in 1999, and in the decade-plus since has become one of the single most powerful media forces in the US marketplace.
The company’s two-pronged subscription model, DVD-by-mail and the always-on and ever-expanding online streaming service, has probably done more than any other single effort to decimate DVD sales. Netflix numbers are truly impressive, and after the break you’ll find an infographic that charts many of the company’s specific details. Read More »
If you really think about it, Jason Voorhees was incredibly creative. An artist of death. Though everyone always thought the little deformed boy who drowned in the lake had some sort of mental deficiency, if you look at his impressive body (or should I say “bodies”) of work, he truly had some evil genius in him. Anyone with anger issues can stab a person with a knife but only someone who is truly twisted can punch off a head or impale someone through the eye. And Jason came up with new and gross ways to kill time and time again.
Don’t believe that Jason was a genius? There’s a visual piece of evidence to back it up. It’s a comprehensive infographic by The National Post showing all of the people Jason Voorhees murdered from Friday the 13th Part 2 though Jason X as well as how he did it. Check out cornucopia of carnage after the break. Read More »
Fast Company and designer Mikey Burton created an infographic taking a look at the multibillion-dollar empire that is the Harry Potter franchise. Check it out after the jump.
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Today we bring you two fun charts: The Diagram of Geek Culture and the HBO Programming Venn Diagram.
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Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2011 by Angie Han
Although some filmmakers and studios are touting 3D as the future of filmmaking, 3D has also been the past of filmmaking. Several times over. While the fad seems like a new one, 3D as a trend has actually been coming and going since the first 3D movie was produced in the early 1900s. Hit the jump to see a painstakingly detailed infographic about the history of 3D cinema.
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