Spiderman is one of the most enigmatic characters Marvel ever produced. With thousands of comic books and the popular live action series, everyones favourite web-head has also appeared in a slate of big budget Hollywood movies. Most recently, The Amazing Spiderman claimed the number one spot at the box office for a little over a week. This recent incarnation of the series saw Andrew Garfield don Spidermans signature red and blue costume. Garfield seemed to be a perfect fit for the role, which entailed Peter Parkers quick witty remarks and comedic nature. To most fans of the franchise, however, it seemed the movie clearly missed its mark In fact the villainous Lizard character did not even look like the original character. While Garfields performance was intact, many believe he failed to truly capture the allure and essence of Spiderman.
A sequel is defined as a subsequent work based on the narrative of the previous one and which follows the chronology of events as represented by the original work. In movies, sequels are usually designated as Part II, Part III, and so on, usually with an added by-line or subtitles to provide a distinction from the others. Sequels are natural results of hit movies. By the law of supply and demand, a sequel is supplied when there is obvious demand for it as evidenced by box-office gross and continued interest. [Read more…]
From 2000 to 2009, Hollywood attempted to remake a number of its classic movies. While some did well at the box office, others simply missed their mark. Movie remakes of classic films have truly become a trend in itself. As the trend continues, the demand for retrospective remakes is at an all time high. In fact, the previous decade was blanketed by movie remakes from a number of genres and styles. This was simply Hollywood’s attempt to recapture nostalgia, while countering the domination of Internet based video and movie sharing sites.
Leading the pack was Dawn of the Dead, a horror remake based on the George Romero classic. With Sarah Polley and Ving Rhames, the action was a lot more intense than the original incarnation. The movie also scored 7/10 stars and was an instant hit. In fact, the film has become a cult classic with zombie film enthusiasts. [Read more…]
Movies are a source of different kinds of inspiration. Some people see role models in some characters, while others look at some movies as cautionary tales. But for others, a movie is the perfect medium to look at fashion – and it’s not just women who look to movies for fashion guidance. Even men get fashion and style tips from the movies they see. Granted, a great movie that is stylish for men are a little harder to find but they do exist. [Read more…]
Film piracy is a hot topic. The entertainment industry is obviously against it and has moved for stricter penalties for piracy. The recent SOPA issue illustrates how desperately these entities want to control content that is available online.
There are those, on the other hand, who think that piracy should not be a penalized. This has created a lot of debate for and against piracy. If you think that all movies that are downloaded online that do not go through legitimate distribution services like Netflix are considered as acquired illegally, then think again. There are many movies that have entered the public domain and thus you can movies online without fear of breaking the law. [Read more…]