It was a rule that plagued writers of previous Star Trek TV shows: in order to better represent Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s idyllic vision of a utopian future, writers were strongly encouraged to avoid having Starfleet crew members in conflict with each other. But that won’t be the case on Star Trek: Discovery, because showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have lifted that restriction for their writing staff, which should lead to a very different Trek show than any we’ve seen before.
Below, read more about the discarding of the old rule, see a photo of a new Star Trek Discovery uniform (ooh, tactical armor!), and check out an infographic that breaks down the new styles of the uniforms in detail.
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While we recently featured a round of infographics that counted a bunch of statistics from the Fast and Furious franchise, from how much screentime there is for gratuitous shots of the backsides of women to how many shots there were of odometers/tachometers, there was one thing that wasn’t counted: property damage.
Over the years, the Fast and Furious franchise has only gotten more bombastic and crazy when it comes to the action. What started as a primarily car chase based franchise that only resulted in the damage of some street racing cars and maybe a mailbox or street lamp has turned into a huge heist film series where buildings are seriously damaged and plenty of expensive vehicles are totaled. How much does all that cost? Someone crunched the numbers in an effort to figure it out.
Check out the Fast and Furious property damage infographics after the jump. Read More »
With the eighth movie in the Fast and Furious franchise arriving this weekend, we’ll get all-new sequences of ridiculous action, explosions and uses of the word family. Those are just some of the things you can expect from each and every film in the franchise, and the folks at Bloomberg decided to fiercely crunch the numbers for all of the seven previous movies leading up to The Fate of the Furious. The result is a plethora of infographics counting everything from how many shots there are of odometers/tachometers to how much screentime is given to female butts.
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This weekend, John Wick stormed back into theaters, and with an estimated $30 million and some change raked in for its opening weekend, John Wick: Chapter 2 has more than double the opening weekend of its predecessor. That just goes to show you how the audiences has grown since the first film, something that usually doesn’t happen with sequels like this.
Along with a higher box office, Keanu Reeves also took out even more bad guys this time. The original movie gave John Wick a kill count of 84, as confirmed by co-director David Leitch, but the John Wick 2 kill count increased that by about 50%, proving why you don’t stab the devil in the back. Read More »
Disney is home to some of the biggest franchises of all time. Their biggest franchise successes in recent years have come from companies they’ve bought such as Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm, but Walt Disney Animation and Pixar Animation has been responsible for an immense amount of the studio’s success.
Now a new infographic shows how Disney’s franchises have evolved since the animation studio arrived on the scene in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The timeline of Disney’s franchise titles doesn’t just cover movies and their sequels but also video games, concerts, theme park attractions, TV shows and more. Read More »
There are millions of Netflix subscribers all around the United States, and they all have that one show that they just can’t stop binging over and over again. Well, one internet provider decided to find out what the most popular Netflix show is in each state by looking at the top 75 shows streaming on Netflix and cross-referencing them with Google Trends data.
So what is the most popular Netflix TV show in your state? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Since violence is so prevalent in today’s movies, you might be surprised to learn that at one time, violence wasn’t so rampant. There was even a time when a movie like the original Scarface from 1932, directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hughes, was almost withheld from release because of the presence of violence. By today’s standards, the movie is remarkably tame, but at the time, it was almost offensive.
If you need anymore evidence of the rise of casual violence in movies, look no further than a recently complied list of movies with the most on-screen deaths. You might be surprised to learn that Guardians of the Galaxy has the record for most on-screen deaths, and it’s actually way ahead of the closest competition. Check out the data on the most deaths in movies after the jump.
Here’s the list of the top 10 movies with the most on-screen deaths from Go Compare:
The high kill count for Guardians of the Galaxy comes mostly from the 80,000 Nova Corp pilots who are killed when all of their ships are destroyed by Ronan The Accuser’s ship the Dark Aster. They form a makeshift shield to stop the ship from colliding with Xandar, but it ends up breaking and all the ships are destroyed.
As you can see, the second most on-screen deaths come from Dracula Untold at 5,687, which is 78,184 deaths away from Guardians of the Galaxy. You can see how all the other movies compare beyond the top 10 with a roster of 653 movies tabulated for this data collection. To make it slightly easier, they only included movies with a kill count higher than 50.
My question is how they determined what constitutes an on-screen death, because surely there had to be more than 182 people killed in Star Wars: A New Hope. Wouldn’t everyone killed in the Death Star and Alderaan explosions be considered an on-screen death? Sure, it’s hard to determine just how many people were in those places at the time, but then again, how do they know the number of Nova Corp pilots killed? I’m not sure this adds up, but it’s some interesting data to see nonetheless.
The Simpsons just began its 28th season this past weekend, which is quite an achievement. Though the show is named for the family who acts as our main characters, The Simpsons has a cavalcade of supporting characters who have appeared throughout the show’s long history. Surely one of you out there once wondered which of those characters outside The Simpsons themselves talked the most, and now we have an answer.
Todd W. Schneider is a big fan of data mapping, and he’s taken it upon himself to create some infographics looking at certain details on the iconic animated TV series that has been airing on FOX for nearly 30 years. Most of his charts tally up the amount of dialogue for characters and where that dialogue takes place, but no statistical look at The Simpsons would be complete without looking at the show’s ratings over time.
Check out The Simpsons supporting characters dialogue count and other infographics below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
After the jump:
- Valene Kane confirms she’s playing Jyn Erso’s mom.
- Michael Giacchino is very excited to be scoring Rogue One.
- Rogue One will be “edgier” than other Star Wars films, says Riz Ahmed.
- The Rogue One toys won’t repeat that whole #WheresRey kerfuffle.
- Felicity Jones learned kung fu for Rogue One.
- An official map reveals Jedha’s location in the galaxy.
- And more!
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Because everyone’s opinions on movies are subjective, there will always be disagreements between what people think deserves to be called an outstanding movie or what is just cinematic garbage. More often than not, there’s some kind of general consensus, but every now and then there are movies where the opinions range from one end of the spectrum to the other.
Over at Medium, they’ve analyzed data from the user-based movie rating site Taste in order come up with a list of the 30 most polarizing movies of the 21st century so far. They include this year’s most discussed and hotly debated movies such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, as well as some Best Picture winners and nominees, controversial comedies, and more. Check out the full list below. Read More »