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Welcome to the 2015 Summer Blockbuster Awards, where we hand out imaginary trophies to the best, worst, craziest and most disappointing movies, characters, performers and scenes from the past four months. There are only a few rules.

First, any eligible movie had to be released between May and August. Second, these awards focus on mainstream releases, because how are we supposed to… Continue reading The 2015 Summer Blockbuster Awards: Best New Character, Funniest Moment, and More

Not to be confused with movie lovers website The Dissolve, company Dissolve offers high-quality video footage for television, advertising, editorial and documentary filmmaking, videogames, and more. They decided to have a little fun with their stock video collection and compiled a hilarious clip called Scenes You’ve Seen: Blockbuster movies recreated with stock footage. It’s exactly what it sounds like. 

Adding to the fun is… Continue reading Watch: Blockbuster Movies Perfectly Recreated Using Only Stock Footage

That sound you hear, you know, the one like a bunch of air escaping from a bag? That’s the sound of the summer movie season ending and the doldrums of September arriving. Here we are about to enter the month that’s typically home to the most easily ignored and forgotten new releases. The only thing to do is look forward to the fall and look back on… Continue reading The 2014 Summer Blockbuster Awards: Best Movie, Hero, Action Scene, and More!


If you’ve seen the full-length trailer for “Divergent,” you understand why we’re so excited about the dystopian romance based on author Veronica Roth’s best-selling books. Roth’s Chicago-set trilogy about a society where teenagers must choose Factions (communities) based on their character strengths (Erudite for the intelligent; Amity for the friendly; Candor for the honest; Abnegation for the selfless and Dauntless for the brave) is… Continue reading 'Divergent': 10 Things We Learned on the Set of the Shailene Woodley Blockbuster

The more we celebrate anniversaries of summer blockbusters of yore — such as Alamo Drafthouse’s current run of 1983 releases and the regular Internet commemorations of events like Jurassic Park turning 20 and Die Hard turning 25 — I can’t help but wonder which of this year’s films will be remembered fondly in the coming decades, if any. Many people are already declaring the summer of… Continue reading Which Recent Summer Blockbuster Has the Most Rewatchability?