Category: Movies

‘Fantastic Four’ fights ‘Fifty Shades’ to a tie at the Razzies

Razzie Awards are given out every year as a kind of anti-award for the worst films to come out that year, and no one really wants to win one. Let’s face it, Fifty Shades of Grey was a shoo-in for a Razzie, given that it’s described as a “warped, disturbingly abusive adult fairy tale” by The Film Stage. BUT- it faced stern competition from a marvelous competitor that also earned universal hate for it’s dull, humorless, and disjointed adaptation of the beloved First Family of Comics, The Fantastic Four. Or was it the Fant4stic? There was so much hope for the film-...

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‘Deadpool’ eclipses ‘Gods of Egypt’ at the box office

LOS ANGELES: Superhero blockbuster “Deadpool” dominated the North American box office over Oscar weekend, beating out the fantasy epic “Gods of Egypt,” which staged a disappointing second-place debut, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, “Deadpool” took in an estimated $31.5 million, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said. That gives the film a projected total of $286 million after it clocked the fastest rise of any R-rated movie in history following its debut three weeks ago. “Gods of Egypt” — which had a production budget of $140 million in hopes it would launch a new...

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They’re a no-show: Major movies banned in Malaysia

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY The King and I, 1956 https://youtu.be/jfvpFluHQaA Innocuous, featherweight film adaptation of Rogers & Hammerstein’s Broadway behemoth, based on the 1860s shenanigans of Anna Leonowens, governess of the epically-fertile King of Siam’s 82 offspring. Starring big kahunas Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, the musical spawned earworms like “Getting To Know You” and snagged 5 Oscars. Cause for offense: None, actually. The film was banned simply for causing b***hurt to the authorities of neighboring Thailand, who declared ‘The King and I’ “illegal” based on an inflexible 1930 lese majeste law. Official reason for ban:...

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Bear vs DiCaprio – The Revenant Review

Leonardo DiCaprio is back with yet another tour-de-force in The Revenant: a cold, grotesque thriller that will make you want to just stay indoors for awhile. Helmed by Mexican director Alejandro Innaritu (Birdman), The Revenant also stars Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises). With The Revenant, we see Leonardo DiCaprio being pushed to his limits by Mother Nature through a series of unfortunate events – be it wild animals, bad weather, or just sheer bad luck. And all that was during the filming of the challenging movie. Based on a true...

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