As the 2014 year has officially come to an end, I thought it would be nice to take a look at the highest grossing movies of 2014. How many of the top 10 grossing films had a superhero character? The answer is six. How many films in the top 30 grossing are not based on an existing property (adaptation, remake, reboot…etc) or a sequel? Only four! Hit the jump and you can find the top 50 grossing films of the year.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
When done correctly, you never even think of the power of digital effects. You sit down, you watch a movie, and you let the story wash over you. You never once think about the crazy amount of work that went into it. When you finally do step back and look at the incredible work and detail put into every single frame of every movie you watch, it’s staggering.
Part of the reason we can eventually appreciate the work of digital effects are videos like the one below. It’s a short sizzle reel of just some of Industrial Light and Magic‘s (ILM) work on The Russo Brothers’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Check out the Captain America Winter Soldier visual effects video below. Read More »
Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 are shaping up to be the biggest hits of the year at the global box office. But in terms of the year’s most pirated films, they don’t even make the top 20.
Instead, the most popular movies among illegal downloaders in 2014 were some of the best loved films from 2013. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that this is the one popularity contest Frozen didn’t manage to win — it comes in at #2. So what was #1? Get the top 20 most pirated movies of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
In box office terms, 2014 wasn’t a huge year for film. But in creative terms, it’s hard to fault this year’s crop. It contained at least one once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece, not to mention one of the greatest horror movies in years, several big-budget franchise-builders that soared way past expectations, and some completely out-of-nowhere gems.
As the year winds to a close, I’ve taken a moment to look back at some highlights. As usual, this shouldn’t be considered an objective list of the year’s best film, but an entirely subjective list of favorites. Run down my top 10 films of 2014 with me after the jump.
Every year around this time we take a look at the highest rated movies on IMDb. The movies are rated year round by IMDb users, and provides one of the largest sampling of mainstream public opinion on films. Find out the 40 top films on the IMDB best movies of 2014 list, after the jump.
Posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Back when Captain America: The Winter Soldier was only known as “Captain America 2,” everyone involved kept saying one thing. The film was going to influenced by political thrillers of the Seventies. The end result definitely bore that influence, as Cap uncovered the mystery of what was happening behind the scenes at S.H.I.E.L.D.
But “political thriller” was definitely not the only box you could place The Winter Soldier in. Cap fights his superhuman equal and a secret organization hellbent on world domination. Heck, it could have been an old-school Eighties action movie. And that’s exactly what YouTube user ChiefBrodyRules has created. He turned Captain America: The Winter Soldier into an ’80s B-Movie trailer. It’s really clever. Check out the Winter Soldier 80s trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Where can you take a college course on the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How does the Daredevil movie relate to the Netflix TV show? How were the ratings on Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Which popular Marvel Studios movie is going backward and getting a comic book adaptation? Did Ultron himself, James Spader, enjoy Comic-Con? Is there a city trying to get a life-size statue of Wolverine? Does CinemaSins really have a problem with Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Between Black Widow, Falcon, Nick Fury, and of course Cap himself, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had plenty of heroes already. But there may have been one more we didn’t get to see.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo teased what sounds like a Punisher cameo in the film, and even joke that the anti-hero could be up for his own Marvel One-Shot. Hit the jump for the Captain America The Winter Soldier Punisher appearance details. (Spoilers ahead.)
Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Want to watch the Batmobile drive around in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Has one been stolen? Care to read a long interview with the showrunner of Daredevil? What happens in the second episode of Gotham? Is Jason Momoa happy about being Aquaman? How much work went into the end titles of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Does Japan actually have their own Batman now? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.