Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The top 10 Las Vegas movies The Best Vegas Films When it comes to movie locales, Las Vegas isn’t a bad bet. From its gangster roots to its embrace of vice and shotgun weddings, Sin City has become one of Hollywood’s favorite datelines. As Las Vegas unveils its “Vegas Enablers” campaign, a re-imagined take on the pop culture-entrenched slogan “What happens here, stays here,” USA TODAY film critic Scott Bowles lists his top 10 films to come from The Strip Paramount/The Kobal Collection #1 ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (1974) The payout: The story of the early life and career of Vito Corleone in the 1920s as he expanded his syndicate from Nevada to Cuba hit Hollywood’s ultimate jackpot. The film grossed a then-impressive $48 million and made Oscar an offer it couldn’t refuse, walking off with six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Francis Ford Coppola and best supporting actor for Robert De Niro. Frank Masi, Warner Bros. Pictures #2 ‘The Hangover’ (2009) The payout: The $35 million comedy about a band of drunken revelers was considered something of a long shot, with its B-level cast and an R rating, which once hampered summer films. By the end of its run, Hangover became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy with $277 million and spawned films like Bridesmaids and We’re the Millers. #5 ‘Casino’ (1995) The payout: Martin Scorsese’s mobster drama about greed, betrayal and a feud over a trophy wife ensconced Robert De Niro and Joe Pesce as gangster icons and earned Sharon Stone a best actress Oscar nomination. Castle Rock/New Line/The Kobal Collection #6 ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (1992) The payout: No actor has hit the jackpot in Vegas more often than Nicolas Cage, himself an avowed Elvis fan. He’s at his hound dog best here as a commitment-phobe who takes his fiancee (Sarah Jessica Parker) to Vegas to get hitched, only to have his plans undone by a dicey poker player (James Caan).
Who killed the major Halloween horror movies? 3:56 PM, September 30, 2013 | Chloe Moretz stars in the remake of Stephen King’s horror classic ‘Carrie.’ / Michael Gibson/MCT By Bryan Alexander Trailer: ‘Carrie’: Carrie, an awkward teen with surprising powers, seeks revenge in the most gruesome of ways when she is pushed to the edge by her classmates and a blood-boiling prank. More ADVERTISEMENT LOS ANGELES Halloween is normally the time of year for an all-out horror assault at the nations multiplexes. But spook season 2013 is lacking major scares for horror fans at theaters. The Oct. 18 release of Carrie is the only national release on the normally crowded docket, which lacks a genuine horror contender in the hallowed pre-Halloween Oct. 25 weekend. Normally, its that time of year you go to haunted houses and and then catch a horror flick at the theater, says director Micheal Tiddes, during a production break of his horror comedy A Haunted House 2. But its just a really quiet year this October for horror movies. Its kind of a bummer. The month still features a large number of limited releases and video-on-demand horror films, such as Nothing Left to Fear (co-produced by former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash) opening Friday, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Oct. 11) and Haunter (Oct.
Special Features – Marvel Movies for Kids, DC Movies for Adults?
However, how accessible are they to kids? Who makes up the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s audience? Well according to Box Office Mojo, The Avengers had an evenly split demographic of under and over 25. While it could be argued that parents taking their kids to the movies would account for the balance, this still very much debunks the whole “just for kids” argument. All ages would be the apt description. However, maybe those DC fans making this claim mean that Marvel movies are kids movies in comparison to DC’s “edgier and darker” body of work. I still say this in very much incorrect. Iron Man 2, the black sheep of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, could be considered lighthearted escapist entertainment, but that description certainly doesn’t fit the rest of Marvel’s movies. Iron Man is a techno character study, The Incredible Hulk has very little levity in it, Thor is a Shakespearean drama, Captain America: The First Avenger is a war movie, and Iron Man 3 is a techno thriller as described by Shane Black. Now a kid isn’t going to be able to appreciate the snappy dialogue in Avengers, or the mystery and political undertones in Iron Man 3. A kid can really only enjoy the visual gags and the spectacle. And as far as Marvels movies not being as dark, first off this is a largely misunderstood and overused term as already explored in a previous article . Towards the end of every arc in a Marvel movie our heroes are completely devastated – be it through personal failings, loss of loved ones, ineffectualness, or being totally defeated – especially Tony Stark in Iron Man, who is torn apart that his entire legacy has been a lie. This is a really human character arc that makes him sympathetic. This is why Iron Man 2 doesn’t work, because his character doesn’t have any real conflict. And I’m not saying these movies are dark, but they’re a lot more nuanced then people give them credit for. And as mentioned earlier, they’re guided by powerful and assured storytelling by Oscar-calibre directors who make every frame and every scene memorable, along with scripts that have great humour – which probably gives off the impression that they’re just comedies, or too kid friendly. So then, let’s talk about Warner Bros. and DC now. I already mentioned I’m not a big fan, but I think I have good reason. They simply don’t make movies that appeal to me. And these people saying “DC is darker” – if you ask them to give an example they’ll say The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and maybe the more informed ones will mention Watchmen. I guess they forgot about Catwoman, Green Lantern, and Jonah Hex, which are considered amongt the worst of the comic book movie genre, and are definitely not dark nor edgy. And while I would say The Dark Knight trilogy is edgy in comparison to say Catwoman or Green Lantern, I still wouldn’t consider it edgy or dark outside of that. There’s the appearance of something that’s edgy, but really if you look at those movies overall they’re about hopefulness and faith in the face of a dire situation. How many main or secondary character deaths are there in this entire trilogy, not including villains? From memory, one. I could be wrong, but isn’t that the same as the supposed kids movie The Avengers? And while that certainly isn’t all that matters, it puts things into perspective, especially in The Dark Knight Rises, which by all means should have been an opportunity to kill off at least a few of the supporting characters. And with Man of Steel as well, the tone seems to me to be uplifting and inspirational, especially with the final scene. Maybe if you’re only factoring in recent DC movies, sure Warner Bros. makes somewhat “mature” movies. If they continue to go on this road of pseudo edgy movies and they actually start to get better reception (outside of The Dark Knight Trilogy), then I’ll bury the hatchet and become a fan. I certainly welcome competition and the two companies could complement each other very well. But I don’t think Warner Bros. / DC is there yet and I don’t think Marvel Studios movies are these kiddie comedies that haters like to make them out to be. Overall, what should matter is who makes better movies, which many can say is subjective. However, people vote with their wallets, and not being kid friendly didn’t stop The Dark Knight from becoming a huge success.
Who killed the major Halloween horror movies?
Pictures seems to be planning more ” Harry Potter ” spinoff movies , according to a report published by The Independent on Sept. 30, 2013. The fictional Hogwarts textbooks “Quidditch Through the Ages,” as well as the name of the book’s fictional author, Kennilworthy Whisp, and the names of the Quidditch teams the Wimbourne Wasps, the Chudley Cannons and the Kenmare Kestrels. “Tales of Beedle The Bard,” another Hogwarts textbook, has also reportedly been trademarked. Warner Bros. Pictures has not commented on these reported trademarks. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is where Harry Potter and his friends attended in the “Harry Potter” books. Quidditch is a competitive sport played on flying brooms in the wizarding world of “Harry Potter.” As previously reported , “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has signed a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to write the screenplay to the fictional Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which will be her first screenplay. The “Harry Potter” movie series is the highest-grossing series for Warner Bros. Pictures and is one of the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time. The movies have grossed $7.7 billion in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. That number does not include revenue from home videos, merchandise and other sales related to the movie series.