Action movies are an important part of cinema. Not only are they often the highest grossing release of any given year — such as 2014 domestic champs Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier — but they’re also recognized honorably by film critics. Specifically, the Broadcast Film Critics Association gives one of its annual Critics’ Choice awards to… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Action Movie?
Comedies often get overlooked at the end of the year. The Oscars rarely recognize them. Critics go for more serious picks for their top 10s. But we all know that the movies that made us laugh in 2014 are among the most honorable. Especially in a year when we’ve had so many grave matters to be concerned with, from Ebola to ISIS to… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Comedy Movie?
Superhero movies continue to dominate the box office. This year’s two highest grossing titles in the U.S., for instance, are Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And these were both really good examples of their genre. That’s not surprising, because while superheroes have increased in quantity on the big screen, they’ve also increased in quality, for the most part.
So, while… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Superhero Movie?
Was everyone in a tryptophan coma this weekend from eating too much turkey? Is that why no one went to the movies?
Expectations were high for this Thanksgiving weekend’s box office. After all, it’s the long weekend that kicks off the holiday box office season, complete with action blockbusters and family-friendly movies alike. Last year, Thanksgiving weekend saw “The Hunger… Continue reading Box Office: What's Behind the Thanksgiving Box Office Slump?
It’s kind of unbelievable that after just three films, The Hunger Games franchise can already be talked about in the same conversations as other megafranchises like Harry Potter, James Bond and the Lord of the Rings. When the latest movie, Mockingjay – Part 1, opens this weekend, it’s poised to have the best opening weekend of 2014, beating the likes of Captain America