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Action Films

Over 100 Hollywood films use the same scream — here's how it became the go-to sound effect for action movies

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Nov 30, 2018
Jonathan Kuntz: The Wilhelm Scream is maybe the most famous sound effect in Hollywood, that is used when characters are shot or fall off high places in action films. Narrator: The scream made its first appearance in a 1951 film called "Distant Drums.".  

Adventure Films

Animation Films

DFI to screen four animation films during 'Discover America Festival'
The Peninsula Qatar - Oct 31, 2018

DOHA: Doha Film Institute (DFI) is celebrating the 'Discover America Festival' from tomorrow until Sunday, at 7pm daily, at the Museum of Islamic Art Park with a line-up of four animation films in the outdoors with the 'Cinema Under the Stars ...  

Biography Films

10 Best Anti-Establishment Films

CinelinxCinelinx - Nov 28, 2018
So biography films aren't very anti-establishment on their own, but when you have a film that tells the life story of one of the most famous civil rights activists in the history of the entire human race, exceptions can be made. There have been many ...  

Comedy Films

The Title Is Concept Is The Trailer Is The Poster: Are Comedy Films Losing Dynamic Range?
UPROXX - Nov 1, 2018

A few weeks back, Night School made headlines by earning 2018's highest opening weekend for a comedy, with $27.2 million domestically (early estimates had it at $28 million), presumably largely on the backs of its stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.  

Crime Films

A Look at Luis Ortega's El Angel, Plus the Best and Worst True-Crime Films
OC Weekly - Nov 15, 2018

Luis Ortega's film El Angel (in theaters this month via limited release) depicts the life and crimes of Argentinian thief and murderer Carlos Robledo Puch, currently serving Argentina's longest prison sentence in history. Nicknamed “The Angel of Death ...  

Documentary Films

The 10 Best Documentaries of 2018

Paste MagazinePaste Magazine - Dec 3, 2018
As was the case in 2017, narrowing down the best documentaries of 2018 felt more than difficult—unnecessary, even, given the glut of vital (we do not use that word lightly) and groundbreaking documentary films to come out of a festival like True/False ...  

Drama Films

2.0 Box Office collection day 2: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer heading towards flop? Witnesses drop on 2nd day

Financial ExpressFinancial Express - Dec 1, 2018
Akshay, who is known for his roles in socio-drama films, is unrecognisable in this sci-fi movie as Pakshirajan. The makers of the film were reportedly postponing its release date due to the high-level VFX work used in it. Get live Stock Prices from BSE ...  

Family Films

Why must parents endure these wretched 'family' films?

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 25, 2018
One of my most treasured possessions is a video of my eldest son aged two, chuckling at a scene in Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle. I love it mostly because it's a clip of a toddler laughing – my toddler, specifically – and for endorphin-fizzing uplift, you ...  

Fantasy Films

How Insects Inspire the Look of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films

Entomology TodayEntomology Today - Nov 14, 2018
Viewed up close, many insects evoke in human minds a sense of something alien. Their fantastic forms and colors often look like something straight out of a monster movie or space-odyssey epic. But, really, it's the other way around. Some insects look ...  

Film Noir

Book Review: It's OK with Me: Hollywood, the 1970s, and the Return of the Private Eye, by Jason Bailey

Bright Lights Film Journal (blog)Bright Lights Film Journal (blog) - Dec 3, 2018
For a short book, it covers a lot of ground, offering a breezy survey course split between the history of New Hollywood and that of film noir, citing director interviews, film scholars, and critics alike (digging up true gems from the likes of Robert ...  

History Films

Three cheers for the iconoclasts, rule-breakers, outsiders and runners-up of history

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 23, 2018
Adds star Hugh Jackman, "Sometimes we want to understand the major figures in history and remind us of their character — but sometimes we want to actually question ourselves as to why some people were not bigger in history. Films can really look at ...  

Horror Films

Independent Films

Music Films

Royal Stompbox: The Music of Rocky Balboa at The Royal Cinema, Toronto

BlouinartinfoBlouinartinfo - Nov 26, 2018
Royal Stompbox, the monthly music-on-film series showcases cinema's top-of-the-line sound & video systems, in celebration of the best in music documentaries, concert films, cult music films along with one-off live performances and live scores to ...  

Musical Films

Emily Blunt tipped for an Oscar as 'magical' Mary Poppins Returns leaves film industry buzzing

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 30, 2018
Disney · Emily Blunt · Lin-Manuel Miranda · Musical films · Meryl Streep · Walt Disney. No need for a spoonful of sugar: first reports of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns suggests that audiences will eagerly gobble down the sequel. Early critical buzz and ...  

Mystery Films

Romance Films

Calista's Cinema Conversations: The best movies for the holidays

UConn Daily CampusUConn Daily Campus - Dec 3, 2018
These two films stand out against other December romance films because of the values and lessons learned. Both have to do with love, appreciation and happiness. Another bonus is that both can be found on Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, this movie ...  

Sci Fi Films

High Octane Pictures Picks Up North American Rights To Russian Sci-Fi Feature 'A Rough Draft'

DeadlineDeadline - Nov 30, 2018
High Octane Pictures is entering a new distribution area on foreign language films and their previous experience with distributing sci-fi films gives us confidence the film is in best hands.” Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your ...  

Short Films

'We can take Indian short films to 70 million homes'

The Hindu BusinessLineThe Hindu BusinessLine - Nov 29, 2018
When an investment banker falls in love with short films, the result is a global business built around selling short stories on screen. Carter Pilcher, who founded Shorts International in 2000, has turned the company into the world's biggest ...  

Sport Films

What's on Virgin Media? The Feed, BT Sport, VOD for kids, and much more

Tom's GuideTom's Guide - Nov 29, 2018
With 385 channels available on Virgin Media, there's a lot to watch at any one time. A good way of keeping up with the highlights is to visit the platform's Your TV Week web page, which lists the highlights. Since Virgin Media does not produce its own ...  

Thriller Films

Amazon's Homecoming true to original podcast

NWAOnlineNWAOnline - Nov 29, 2018
The stylish show may bring to mind the 1970s paranoia thriller films it pays homage to, such as Parallax View and All the President's Men, but it's sui generis. Which raises the question: What did the trio behind this show do differently? One of the ...  

War Films

Netflix have added the last war film to win Best Picture at the Oscars

JOEJOE - Dec 3, 2018
While some war films have a tendency to glorify the 'all guns blazing' and jingoistic mentality, Bigelow's Oscar-winner is unique because it really does capture the tension, bravery and fear that must come with being on the front line. The plot ...  

Western Films

Complex networks study ranks the most influential films of all time

Ars TechnicaArs Technica - Dec 3, 2018
(The authors caution that there is a bias in their data toward Western films, since those are the films most likely to be listed on IMDB.) Each film is treated as a node in the network, and the number of connections it has to other films indicates how ...  

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