For many people, a long Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching, which mean it’s time for the usual traditions: BBQs, beer, fireworks, American flags, and patriotism. Since fireworks festivities can’t get underway until that sun goes down, you may be planning on watching a movie or two over the long weekend—in between hot dog grillings and swimming pool visits, of course. But with such limited time available on this national holiday, which movie do you choose? To help you out, we’ve assembled a diverse list of films that would make for fine Independence Day viewing. Whether you’re in the mood for something light, something patriotic, or a more sober encapsulation of our nation’s history, you’re sure to find something to here.
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Few things are original in Hollywood, and that’s totally fine. Some of this year’s most anticipated movies are based on acclaimed books. So before “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” or “Murder on the Orient Express” hit theaters this year, be sure to read the book so you know what everyone’s talking about. Just note that new movie release dates tend to be added or shuffled around throughout the year, so some of the dates here might change. Here are 25 book-to-movie adaptations that are coming out this year.
Some of the most beloved movies ever were based on books. But just because we loved them doesn’t mean the original author did. Some of the writers on this list believe the film adaptation of their work ruined their book. A few even cried when they saw the film version of their work. Either the movie missed the tone of the novel, destroyed the ending, or was miscast – at least in the eyes of its author. Check out these controversial film adaptations and exactly what the author thought about the cinematic translation of their work.
We’re on the cusp of the summer-movie season, and it’s quickly approaching. Last year, the big complaint about summer movies was that too many sequels and reboots turned out to be duds. And though you will surely get some of that this summer, this year’s batch seems more promising. Here are 35 movies coming out this summer that you need to see.
With movie ticket prices increasing and the resurgence of franchises like “Star Wars,” films earning over $1 billion worldwide may become commonplace. But, for now, there are only 28 movies from the last 25 years that have managed to join this exclusive club. From “Minions” to “Furious 7” and more, here a list of the highest-grossing movies that were box office hits that made $1 billion or more.
Movie characters become iconic thanks in large part to the actors who bring them to life, and it’s often difficult to imagine anyone else in the role afterwards. But some actors are fired from a role, some leave because of other commitments, and some just don’t accept the offer. Some actors regret turning down a project, but others know that it can be the right choice, no matter how popular or critically adored the film might become. Here are 35 iconic characters that were almost played by different actors and actresses.
There is a reason why so many movies are based on actual events, and that’s because nothing is more entertaining than real life. Granted some are more “inspired” by others and many have debated the true merit of what “based on a true story” actually means. Sometimes it’s a by-the-book incredibly accurate adaptation, and other times, the only thing real about it is that somebody with that name existed. The 23 movies assembled here are ones you’ve probably heard about before, but may not have realized had real elements to them. Some were improved upon, by the film version, while in certain other cases the real story is even more fascinating.
The Academy Awards are the end-all and be-all for Hollywood actors and actresses. Each year, Tinsltetown’s most talented flock to the award ceremony where they anxiously await the announcement of each winner. While the list of winners is constantly growing, it’s still one of the most exclusive clubs to be a part of in Hollywood. The larger list, of course, is of those who have been nominated. Mixed into the mass are a few rare gems that have been honored with nominations several times over. Before the 89th Academy Awards airs this Sunday, February 26, familiarize yourself with the actors and actresses who have the most Oscar nominations over the years.
The Oscars set the conversation about the best of the year in movies for many in the US. On Tuesday morning, the Academy released its list of nominees for the 2017 awards show, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on February 26. While “La La Land” took the expected lead with 14 nominations, which ties it for the most Oscar nods ever, there were also some curveballs, surprises and snubs. Here are all the 2017 Oscar nominees.
2017 is going to be a huge year for movies. If you thought 2016 had a bloated summer, just wait until this year. Stretching from April to August — the summer movie season is starting earlier each year — there’s the potential for over a dozen sure-fire big blockbusters. Much of that will be because we are getting a lot of sequels. While some are hotly anticipated, others may feel like cash grabs. Here are all of the big sequels coming in 2017 that you may not have even realized were coming to the big screen.
IMDb has released the top movie and TV stars visited on the site in 2016, and the list is a mix of obvious names and rising stars. Out of the more than 250 million monthly unique visitors the site says it gets, “Suicide Squad” star Margot Robbie tops the list of people with the most pageviews. Here are most 20 popular stars on IMDb in 2016.
It’s definitely safe to say that 2016 has been a solid year for movies. Even in the face of a few blockbuster misfires, we’ve seen a lot of awesome films hit theaters over the course of the last twelve months. With the year coming to a close, the numbers have started to roll in, and we’re really beginning to get a sense of which movies truly resonated with audiences. Here are the top 50 grossing movies worldwide for 2016.