Tag: movie buff culture
Quick as it came, the San Diego Comic-Con is now behind us. While there was plenty of things shown at the event for fans to digest, there were some notable absences as well this year. Rumors had been swirling for months about what would be showcased, and now that the event’s over I was surprised at some of the no-shows.
Star Wars is a teaching tool; even though that probably wasn’t something George Lucas intended when he first wrote it, that’s exactly what it is. With the new film, Star Wars: Episode VII, beginning production soon and a new generation of fans on the way, I thought it was a great time to remind people of all the handy things the previous films have taught us over the years. So listen up kiddos, because these are things you need to know in order to understand the galaxy.
We've always catered to movie buffs here at Cinelinx, and even have a card game coming out (after an awesome Kickstarter campaign) that's targeted towards movie fans. But before we release our game, we came across a site, we thought would be a good opportunity for you to hone your trivia skills: Movie Lines Quiz. Come inside to learn more about this trivia site and why it's worth a gander.
Many people were upset and disappointed this year when Leonardo DiCaprio lost his fourth and fifth Oscar (Best Actor and Best Picture for The Wolf of Wall Street which he also produced) this year to Matthew McConaughey. While I would have loved for him to win, I knew that it wasn't going to happen. The Academy tends to pick winners that make one excellent movie, like Jean Dujardin for The Artist, Halle Berry for Monster's Ball, rather than actors constantly producing knockout performances in every film. Sure, there are exceptions like Daniel Day-Lewis and Cate Blanchett, but they are rare. "Why give the gold to someone who will continue to create a career of golden performances even if they lose?" That's the Academy's mantra. I think we all know deep down that eventually Leo's Oscar curse will break and until then we will continue to watch and root for him.
We're only a few weeks away from the biggest awards event in the film industry (the Academy Awards for those wondering) and has been the tradition for the last several years, an artist has transformed all of the movie posters for the Best Picture Nominees into LEGO versions. The result is something that makes these movies look even better...Come inside to check them out!
Cinephiles starving for footage from their most anticipated films are always on the look out for the latest trailers. Studios notice these things and in an effort to appease fans quickly while still generating hype for their films create teaser trailers. Teaser trailers can be painfully short sometimes (often being released before a movie has even finished filming), but they are almost always a treat to watch, so I've compiled some of the best teasers to have come out during the decade of the 2Ks!
Movie nights are a favored pastime for a lot of people. It’s a great way for friends and family to gather together, hang out, and have a lot of fun. Now there’s a way to make movie nights even more fun and exciting with your friends (of drinking age) with the release of Lights Camera Booze; a new book from Ulysses Press. Come inside to find out why this book is worth every cinephile’s time and money!
To celebrate the end of the Summer Movie Season we debuted our nominations for the 2013 Summer Movie Awards a couple weeks ago and opened it up for you guys to vote. We got a lot of great responses, some surprising choices, and are now pleased to announce our winners for our second annual Summer Movie awards. Come inside to see if your picks won out!