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What does one do after retirement? Keep working, of course. Jodie Foster has retired from acting, but she is still making strides in the movie business. She has made a thrilling film with “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney as a television host who offers financial advice to the masses. Lee Gates (Clooney) is slick but hollow. It seems unlikely that a man like Lee would pause to reflect on one of his viewer’s financial losses unless someone put a gun to his head, which is exactly what befalls him.
Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) sneaks into the television studio after feigning a need to deliver a package. he pulls a gun on Lee and instructs the cameramen to keep the program on the air. Kyle doesn’t just want revenge for his life-altering financial loss, he wants to expose Lee’s program for the sham that it is. Viewers may find it difficult to sympathize with someone who has been duped into following the financial advice of a man on television. Kyle comes across more as a child than a crusader righting wrongs.
However, “Money Monster” is a film that is rarely made anymore. Studios seeking profits are more attracted to superhero action movies that provide little more than temporary thrills with explosions and battle scenes. Foster’s attempt to branch out on a new path gives proof that it is still possible to make good stories for the screen, and that more films like it can, and should, be made.
Julia Roberts gives a tense performance as Lee’s longtime director. Her advice to Lee comes as if from on high, through Lee’s earpiece. While he doesn’t always follow her suggestions, we get the sense that he would be lost without her guidance. “Money Monster” is a good sign that the movie business may be starting to produce low-budget feature films. While it is not a perfect movie, Foster has provided an example for other directors to follow. It is up to the big studios to pay attention and follow in her footsteps.
Another Star Wars movie hit the theaters December 2016, and I, like so many others, could not wait to see it. I had my popcorn and drink, ready to see the words crawl across the screen. I was full of anticipation. The words never came. Instead myself and others were greeted to a jumping of planets and scenes of different characters.
Fine no big deal, I can live with that. However, as the movie progressed it just never had the Star Wars feel to it. You see major and minor characters from the series throughout the film, but it just never had the right aura to it. Nevertheless, it is still a fantastic movie in its own right.
Rogue One, for those who do not know, is the call sign for the group of people who infiltrated Empire space to steal the plans for the Death Star. This group is made up of Rebel soldiers, Guardians of the Whills(members of a society who believe in the Force, but are not Jedi), and Imperial defectors.
By far the best part of this movie was a single character played by Donnie Yen. Yen’s character, Chirrut Îmwe, is a blind man with an unbreakable bond in his belief in the Force and his friend, Baze Malbus played by Jiang Wen. You can’t help but love Chirrut and his friend Baze as they join the Rebel cause with blaster and staff in hand. These two characters bring about a mixture of comedy, friendship, and amazing fighting skills that make the movie for me.
In the middle of this race to stop the Empire, to save the galaxy, to find the main character’s father, and to save the day there is a love story. Why? What purpose did that serve? It was an unneeded addition. In the original trilogy you have the story of Han and Leia which goes from distaste to love. Yet this didn’t happen in one movie but rather progressed over three films. Trying to do this in a single movie seemed like a poor idea.
Forest Whitaker should simply not make Science Fiction movies when he is anything but normal human. Throughout his scenes, I could not help but think of his character from Battlefield Earth. It was a bad role for him, especially after coming off such a great Science Fiction role in Arrival.
Rogue One A Star Wars Story had the action and intrigue of a Star Wars film, strong appearances by both living and deceased actors and characters, and a story to keep you on the edge of your seat hoping that this band of rogues can pull off this heroic attempt to save the galaxy. Just don’t go in expecting a normal Star Wars film, simply enjoy the film for what it is.
People all around the world are drawn to movie theaters for the full experience they supply. Perhaps even more than watching a new release on a giant screen from a tiered seat, the full system surround sound present in theaters provides an auditory experience unlike any other place on earth. Considering the way that this immersive audio tends to take point, it is no surprise that so many people want to have home theater surround sound systems to replicate this experience in their living rooms. But are there any actual reasons that you would want to watch movies with surround sound?
Get Inside The Sound
As you might have assumed from its name, these auditory systems are designed to completed surround you with what you are listening to. Considering that movies these days are almost exclusively shot in the 5.1 Dolby audio, they are ready for use in theaters around the world. In this format they completely utilize the individual speakers in the perimeter of the entire room to isolate even the most minute sounds in the virtual space created by the dark theater (or dark living room these days). Check out some great sounding Bluetooth speakers if you get the chance!
The general purpose of all of the hours that get put into directing and positioning noise throughout the Dolby formatting is to immerse the viewer into the world the filmmakers are attempting to create. The objective is to essentially encourage you to forget that you are sitting in a theater, or in your favorite living room recliner. Instead you are dodging gunfire in the old West, you are hearing the lapping of water on the beach behind you and the main character as you find yourself marooned on an island, or any number of scenarios. This is done through the dispersion of noise, often ambient and subtle; throughout the entire 360 degrees of speaker coverage your home theater set up creates.
Surround Sound Vs. The Sound Bar
While the sound bar might be a more cost effective (in some cases) approach to getting a big booming sound in your living room for your entertainment pleasure, it often pales in comparison to watching movies with surround sound. Bars are designed to be something easy to install, compatible with any television and claims to provide the same 360 degree immersion that one could experience with a properly installed home theater surround sound system.
The truth is that individual speakers (of a surround sound system) provide an entire area of coverage around where they are located. They are designed specifically to play the sounds engineered for them to play through Dolby formatting in sound studios during post production of films. A sound bar, on the other hand, is a loud wall of sound that generates in front of you. This design hinges on the likelihood that your living room is a perfect square centered around your television. The sound waves bounce off of the walls in a diamond pattern, essentially encompassing whatever is within that virtual area.
No matter what you decide, there is one thing that everyone can agree on: surround sound makes watching a movie better. Watching movies with surround sound can provide the feel of going to the theater without the dramatic hit to your wallet that admittance and concessions seem to do anymore.
You can’t help but admire the way Marvel Studio keeps putting out winning movies. As a lifelong fan of the Marvel Universe I can’t understand why anyone would be disappointed with any of the movies thus far. And it must all be leading to something great. Even the “smaller” names in the are making great impact on the world with the likes of successful movies Guardians of the Galaxy, Deadpool, and Ant Man. The latest of the hits are Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange Storyline
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” sticks to the legend of the gifted neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whom, soon after a terrible automobile crash, must put pride away and master the mysteries of a secret realm of mysticism and interchanging dimensions. Situated in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doc Strange must behave as a go-between between the real life and what lies beyond, making use of an extensive assortment of supernatural capabilities and artifacts to safeguard the Marvel Universe. See? It’s all heading somewhere big! THANOS!!
And Doctor Strange is Doing VERY, VERY Well!
According to IGN and Deadline:
Compared to other single-character introductions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange is now in first place, ahead of Iron Man‘s lifetime record of $585 million. Trailing behind Iron Man is Ant-Man with $520 million, Thor with $449 million, Captain America: The First Avenger with $317 million, and The Incredible Hulk at the bottom with $263 million.
Check out the trailer below:
Mystery movies or you can say that the movies you just cannot stop watching. The mystery is always good. Everything becomes better if there is some mysterious fact added to it. It is the human nature to always look for mystery in daily life because things just get interesting when there is some mysterious factor added to it.
While surfing the social websites, every time we see any video with titles of something like that, You can’t imagine what happened next. Well, we all wanted to be a detective at one point in life.
Finally! the secret is revealed, or any other mysterious title and we just can’t get help by clicking on the video. The case is same with movies, we cannot help our self from watching. Every person has their favorite genres of movies but the mystery is a universal thing that everyone likes.
We enjoy mystery movies because we get involved in the movie and storyline that what is going to happens, who is the culprit, what will be the end, and when the movie ends and we the mystery ends or sometimes we get to know that the man we thought was innocent in the story is the main culprit and we just say “Damn! That was an awesome movie”.
There is one thing that many people refers to, “Enigmas of the Mystical”. Let say a girl in a country makes a peanut butter sandwich at noon and across the country, at the same time, her mother made the same. Well, people can say that is a coincidence but the mystery lovers will say, “It is an enigma of the mystical”. That reference has been also used in few series by the characters to show that they are into the mystery.
Research says that a person’s mind needs some mystery in life which keeps the mind fresh because we like to think many different outcomes from a possibility. “Mystery becomes lost, when we are controlling everything” – said by an artist John Newling. He says that sometimes we try to take everything under our control and want it to happen in our own way and that is when we start to lose mystery from our lives. But still, in the end, 8 out of every 10 persons are a fan of mystery movies and mostly mystery movies. Because if we take mystery out of our lives then what is the fun part?