Are Movie Franchises Going Over the Top?

When it comes to the world of movies, there are some that have been turned into huge franchises that have become enormously successful around the world. For instance, Star Wars is a huge hit around the globe and for many fans there will never be enough of the Star Wars movies to keep them satisfied.

However, there are also many other movies that started out as just a single movie and enjoyed success. But then a second movie came along, and a third, and a fourth, and so on. For many people, this equated to those involved with the movie simply trying to squeeze every last cent out of moviegoers with many complaining that the subsequent movies were by far inferior to the first one.

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Talking Oscars

We’re you surprised by any of this year’s nominations? Check out Sean Fennessey’s discussion of surprises and snubs for this year’s lists. He explains how “Phantom Thread’s six nominations, including shockers for Best Picture and Best Director, was the loudest possible indicator of a shift in how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes.”


2018 Animation Movies

Animation movies are films produced by capturing a series of slowly changing drawings or puppets to give the impression of motion when the series is projected rapidly. They are a great source of entertainment for people of all ages. They are often emotional and hence memorable. Animation movies are used to teach disciplines such as vocabulary, or grammar structure or speech skills. They have also been employed widely in business for advertisement due to their memorability. One of the most important thing in animation movies production is animation creation, which the movie producer can do in-house or outsource experts in the field.

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The 5 Most Expected Movies of 2018

Movie studios know what the public likes. At this point, the only threat to a movie franchise is too much exposure and over-saturation. Each year, viewers are given tremendous products from monstrously popular properties. Even with how good options have been in recent years, though, 2018 is going to be special. Clear your schedules; saves those pennies in your checking account; these movies are going to be worth it.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Fans are just recovering from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, yet the offshoot Han Solo project is right around the corner. Solo is being released May 25. The reason there has been so little fanfare about it is likely an intentional strategy on Disney’s part. They wanted to let The Last Jedi breath and accumulate as much money as it could before covering it up with advertisements and trailers for Solo.

After enough time has passed, expect an onslaught of Solo. It can’t come soon enough. Each of the Star Wars films in this recent reboot extravaganza has been wildly successful and critically well received. Solo should be no different. Directed by Ron Howard, Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as a young Han Solo, who travels the galaxy with his pal, a young Chewbacca. This sidequel/prequel should give Star Wars nuts some gems of stories they have never heard about before.

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Coming Soon: Natalie Portman stars in “Annihilation”

The trailer for this one looks interesting. Natalie Portman stars as a biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, “Annihilation” stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (“Ex Machina,” “28 Days Later”).

The film will be in theaters February 23, 2018.