Category: Action

Disney Issues Warning for the Rise of Skywalker

The Disney Corporation and the Epilepsy Foundation have collectively issued a warning regarding the Rise of Skywalker. The collective noted that they’ve been working together to provide notices to photosensitive viewers, mentioning that several scenes throughout the film have the potential to trigger seizures from a 6 – 10 level. Throughout the collective statement, the Epilepsy Foundation suggested that seizures can be avoided by attending the movie with someone who’s already seen the film. This way, that individual can inform their photosensitive friend of the upcoming scene that’s prone to seizures.

The percentage of individuals who could be exposed to a seizure through the visual patterns and flashing lights from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is roughly 3%. However, considering that this film is watched by billions worldwide, that small percentage means hundreds of thousands are at risk of a seizure. This has forced the Disney Corporation to implement protective steps for photosensitive viewers.

Those who inform their local cinema of their photosensitivity condition will be provided with the appropriate medical requirements if a seizure takes place. This will include a private space to calm the mind, which will be darker with soothing tones. The Disney Corporation is the first large scale film studio to provide this level of safety for seizure-prone viewers. This somewhat guarantees that they can participate in the final entry for the third trilogy. It should be noted that this is the first film in Disney’s Corporations line that has had seizure warnings. This decision came after photosensitive viewers of the Incredibles Two pointed out how they almost entered into a seizure. Since Star Wars isn’t animated, the appropriate actions had to be taken.

Future Warnings

The Epilepsy Foundation requested that the Disney Corporation implement a next warning across all their digital properties with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This means that all DVD’s, Blu-Rays, Streaming Variations, or Digital Products must provide a warning regarding the strobe and flash-like lights in the film. They also requested that Disney update versions of The Incredibles Two, which would include a similar notice. Surprisingly, Disney Corporation agreed to both requests.

Those who are wondering if they’re sensitive to epilepsy or photosensitivity should contact their doctor immediately. However, it should be noted that this issue is most familiar with adolescents and children. The chances of having this condition are limited due to our exposure to natural sunlight. The Epilepsy Foundation provided this added detail.

Black Widow Teaser Trailer Released

Marvel Studios have officially released the first teaser trailer for Black Widow. This prequel adventure brings the now infamously dead character back to life, after the sacrifice she made in Avengers: Endgame and allows fans to retrace the female warriors’ roots. Along the way, there will be action, romance, intrigue and a unique emphasis on family. Unlike most Marvel Cinematic Movie Trailers, which keep most of the details hidden from viewers, Black Widow opens up plenty for speculation.

The timeline for this film was more accurately revealed through this trailer. This first comes when we see General Ross return to the screen, aged around the period of the Civil War. Subsequently, Natasha Romanov could see herself being followed worldwide by American Forces for capture. Then the trailer skips to a younger version of General Ross, where he discusses her capabilities at fleeing. However, the Black Widow isn’t running away this time from the fight. It appears she makes her way to Budapest, trying to take care of some unfinished business. This could be where we see Clint Barton and Natasha Romanov fight in that infamous but unknown battle in Budapest. However, this could be falsely identified, as her family members surround Natasha in this film.

However, Marvel Cinematic Studios made sure to leave some critical plot details secret from viewers. We don’t have a full insight over the plotline, as it’s known that her family must return to where all their training first started. There are even a few small one-second clips where the Black Widow Program can be seen. What we don’t know is why is she returning to battle the organization, and why must her family be involved?

The Villain

Fans have been wanting to see the villain of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. Those fans got their first look at Taskmaster, who has been implemented in a perfect modernized-version of the character. Those who don’t know, Taskmaster is one of the hardest villains to overcome in Marvel Comics. He can mimic the physical motions of any opponent, which will come as a significant challenge for a master assassin like Natasha Romanov. Those wanting to see Taskmaster and the Black Widow fend off against each other can witness the film when it’s released on May 1st, 2020. There’s plenty of time to speculate until then.

Frozen 2 Makes Box Office History

Millions are spent worldwide at box offices whenever a significant film is released to the public. The most recent film to earn substantial sums of money is Frozen 2, the new animated feature from Disney Studios. During its opening weekend in the box office, the film acquired more than $358 million across 37 Nations. Those include the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Europe.

The story in the second chapter in the Frozen franchise is based around Elsa developing her powers as a princess, while Anna and her gang of misfits travel the kingdom in search for their queen. This simple premise was enough to get moviegoers out to cinemas, so much so that Toy Story 4 was dethroned as the highest-earning animated film for an opening box office weekend. TS4 earned $241 million worldwide on their opening weekend, which is $117 million less than Frozen 2.

Frozen 2 also earned more than its predecessor on its opening week. The original Frozen earned $110.6 million in 2013 on its opening week. However, the film quickly gained popularity and would go on to make $1.27 billion worldwide. It’ll be a significant accomplishment if the sequel can earn more than its predecessor after its left theatres in a month.

Film Merchandise & Details

The United States saw the most significant profits made on opening weekend, with the film earning $130 million. This defeats all previous animated films that opened in November, which includes titles like the Grinch and the Incredibles. The United Kingdom came out in folds to engage with this new film, spending £15 million, which is substantial for a country that’s infamous for not spending large sums of money on movies due to low population. Subsequently, Frozen 2 has earned the title of highest-grossing debut for Walt Disney Animation Studios. It’s unlikely that record will be defeated anytime soon.

Since the film released less than two weeks ago, toy manufacturers have actively been releasing new merchandise relating to Frozen 2. This includes everything from castle playsets, to figurines based around the characters. It’s anticipated that upwards of a billion dollars will be spent worldwide on Frozen 2 merchandise during the holiday season. It’s expected that there won’t be any shortage of product this time around, which was a significant issue with the release of the original Frozen. Walt Disney Studios has partnered with multiple manufacturers to account for the considerable demand.

Charlies Angels Flops at Box Office

The reboot for Charlie’s Angeles is an official box office failure, grossing on its opening weekend only $8.6 Million. This comes after multiple commercial disappointments like Doctor Sleep and Terminator: Dark Fate. Since the summer season, Joker has been the only successful film. It hasn’t surprised anyone that Charlie’s Angeles failed at the box office, with no significant buzz centred around the film. The film features Kristen Stewart and is directed by Elizabeth Banks, two women who are infamous for being disliked in Hollywood. Though the film was received well by critics, most believe it was this partnership and lack of originality that forced this film to low profits.

In the films debut weekend, it didn’t even place first as the box office. The film fell below expectations, with Ford Vs Ferrari taking the 1st spot for the November 15th weekend. The Christian Bale and Matt Damon dramatic film earned $31 Million for its opening weekend, with Midway dropping to second place and earning $8.8 Million. Midway has been in theatres for three weeks, which made most believe that Charlies Angels would drop the war films spot in the box office.

The Elizabeth Banks directed Charlie’s Angels was budgeted at $55 Million, which is more than $42 Million than what the film earned on its opening box office weekend. Critics analyzed the buzz and pre-emptive ticket sales, anticipating that the film would generate $13.5 Million for its first weekend. Charlie’s Angels would succeed much past this profit with the introduction of Frozen II and Knives Out to theatres on the November 22nd weekend. Even though all titles speak to different demographics, the popularity of Ford Vs Ferrari and Frozen II will force this film to low budget earnings of $500,000.00 or less. It’s expected that Columbia Pictures will lose more than $40 Million from the Charlie’s Angels Reboot.

Kristen and Elizabeth

Both women have immediately begun defending their film in the worst way possible. Elizabeth Banks mentioned that audiences aren’t ready for three powerful females to take on the silver screen, which caused her significant backlash. Numerous films like Salt and Lucy has earned hundreds of millions at the box office, which both films had powerful female leads. Kristen Stewart went on the defence claiming that her reputation as an actress shouldn’t reflect this film, with most average audience members disliking her performance in the Twilight Saga. Subsequently, it seems that both women can’t handle the fact that this franchise has been rebooted three times and that audiences are tired of re-watching the same story.

Movies That Exceeded the Odds

Creating a film is a massive investment, a gamble taken on the dream that this product will exceed beyond expectations. Often then when the trailers are released, and the critics start preying on your goals, tearing it apart bit by bit, the odds against any takings for your wager gets worsened by the minute. Yet, many movies in silver screen history managed to outlive the worst predictions and exceeded beyond any expectation.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

This 2003 release was the first from Disney with a PG-13 rating. This is already creating some concern for a Disney release and their much younger crowd. Initially expected to fail, Pirates managed to spawn into a successful range in its own right. Being very entertaining as the viewer is immersed in the wildlife of the beloved Jack Sparrow. Not only was the movie a significant success, but also the beginning of many more adventures for Sparrow and an Academy Awards nomination for Johnny Depp and his brilliance in portraying his role.

Mean Girls

2004 was yet another year with teen movie releases with all the same storylines. The weird girl turns into a famous prima donna, just before the hottest hunk on the sporting team madly falls in love with the newest queen in school. Judging on the poster released in advance of opening night, that was what Mean Girls appeared to deliver. Yet, the script was surprisingly witty and intelligent, and the dialogue lends itself to various famous quotes. This became a movie being watched over and over again. It was exceeding all reasonable expectations at the box office.

The Lego Movie

2014 saw what many considered to be a joke when they first heard about the movie being under construction. Initially, it seemed like Lego is trying to reach out to a bigger audience of very young children in a serious effort to expand its market share and interest in their brand. Soon it was discovered that the dialogue was not only intelligent but also very witty, that the storyline was involved with various twists and suspense and that the animation was purely brilliant. The idea of the Lego movie might have been the laughing stock to many, but upon release, it was clear that the only ones laughing at the end of the day were Lego, the name behind a movie adorned by the masses and claiming a 97% score from the die-hard critics.

Casino Royale

2006 was the date of yet another Bond movie. The cloud of disappointment embracing its predecessors didn’t leave much to hope for when another Bond movie was due to release. Critics even swooned over the fact that this time around the handsome hunk and to many the only highlight, now turned out to be a blonde. Nothing new was expected, but Daniel Craig and a series of immaculate action scenes took Bond to the next level and gained the interest of a new generation Bond fans.

Popular Movie Genre’s

Whether you are some of the few making movies or part of the masses loving to watch them, videos play a vital role in our lives and form part of our development as people. It entertains us and even sometimes contribute in ways we don’t even recognize. The kind of movies we lean-to is a very personal choice, yet there are some similarities in these own choices when we take countries as a form of collective. Hence here are some interesting facts about what genres are preferred as the popular choice in many countries in the world.

The Brazilian market is infatuated with Hollywood action. Yet it seems that Hollywood isn’t always producing enough effect for them and they contribute significantly to their action entertainment. The title that keeps the record as the most-watched is a domestic production by Zazen Produções titled Elite Squad 2.

When moving on to Argentina, you will find a much more relaxed environment when movies are watched, and they strongly favour the comical side of life. They also lean specifically more towards family-friendly comedy and both Ice Age movies as well as the 2015 release of Minions kept them entertained for a while.

Additional Countries

Based on more than a decade’s box office statistics, these three nations favour the lighter side of life too, with comedy ranking as the highest income generator. This is, however, followed in hot pursuit with only a small lead, by adventure movies.

When the top 10 highest income generators in Japan are taken into consideration, it becomes very evident towards which genre they lean. In the top 10, you will find the 2013 release, Frozen as well as two of Harry Potter’s adventures. The remaining seven are all creations of Hayao Miyazaki. His Studio Ghibli is known for their anime fantasy movies which are by far the favourite in this eastern country.

Many titles appear at the top on the list of high grossing films. These titles include Deadpool, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warcraft, The Revenant and Captain America: Civil War. All of these lean towards either action or adventure.

The Indian movie scene is a unique market in their own right. For years Bollywood has had success in producing dramas and romance, yet they are also lately showing much higher support for comical relief.

Avatar and Titanic are still ranked as the two movies which earned themselves the place as highest-grossing films in recent years in Italy. Yet lately many more comedy films are showing an incline in interest, and it seems that the two leading movies are mere exceptions and comedy seems to be the nation’s choice. France too is more consumed by comedy than any other productions, with locally produced Camping 3 and Les Tuche 2 being at the top.

Silver Screen Gambling Heroes

A silver screen is an exciting place with a vibrant collage of heroes and villains, legends and of course a good dollop of gamblers too. These are the ones who keep our imagination running wild and leave us with a deep desire to be just like them. So who are some of the greatest gambling wizards of the times?

The Gambler

Most readers will probably recognize James Caan as the well-known former Special Forces casino boss, Ed Deline, from the hit series Las Vegas. This was, however, not the first time that Caan was portraying a role in the gambling industry, and it was most likely also not his most significant role either. He was first seen in the position of an English professor with a severe gambling addiction called Axel Freed. His habits spun entirely out of control, and regardless of all his efforts to try and control it, he just got deeper into trouble. One of his lowest points occurred when he fixed a fight to solve his financial concerns. In the end, his character goes through an amazing transformation when he finally faces the man he has become.

Lucky You

He has a very complicated relationship with his dad and the ladies, but Huck Cheever is also a young poker player and a brilliant cheater. During the run of the movie, viewers get pulled in as he is gambling with money and life. He desires a healthy life and finds himself in desperate need of $10 000 to be able to get buy-in into a great tournament. As the movie progresses, Cheever goes through significant personal development and discovers the real importance of life.

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Mary’s husband is a farmhand, but also a recovering gambler. Through some severe gambling misfortune, her husband lost all their money and all of their possessions. Mary is left in a tight spot with no idea what to do about their situation. Her husband suffers some poor health and collapses at the game, but then Mary gets a place at the table and with some borrowed money, win all their money back and some more. Before you fall into the trap of feeling the urge to give Mary a hero’s applause, the movie reveals that Mary and her family are a bunch of con-artists who are busy with a plot of revenge aimed at the fellow gamblers around the table.

California Split

Bill Denny is a newbie on the block with a seriously cunning side, and he is quickly learning some needed skills. Charlie Waters is a real and seasoned gambler. During their run on several tournaments, they would operate as a team with Waters analyzing the opponents around the table while Denny will take every single sent they own from them. The story tells the tale of what can happen if you mingle with the wrong crowd. These two taught the world a thing or two about the reality of being seasoned in the world of gambling.

The Most Successful Films Sell Hollywood

In the film called the Hangover, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Bradley Cooper appears in the reception area of Caesar’s Palace together. The film debuted in 2009, and the hotel recently shared that since then many have booked at the hotel after seeing the movie. People travel from around the world the marketing manager says to book a night in the same suite where the bachelor woke up. The employees say they’re often asked if it is the place where Caesar lived, which is a line from the film.

Hollywood Scenes Creates Traffic to Caesars Casino and Hotel

It shows what a significant impact a little Hollywood scene can have on the popularity of one of the most excellent casino hotels. Still, the film not only benefits the hotel, but the movie also grossed $467.4 million around the world. The quests who demanded the same room as where the bachelor party started includes travellers from Australia to Israel. The film is rated the most successful comedy in history, and millions have seen it. Munch, who works at one of the sister properties of Caesars for over 27 years, compares the film to Rain Man.

Rain Man A Las Vegas Magnet

He says the 1988 film that is also an Academy Award winner, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise showed the two-level Emperors Suite. For many years’ quests wanted to book the suite that features glass walls from the ceiling to the floor to enjoy the best view of the strip. The Rain Man and The Hangover are not the only two films that got people travelling to famous locations. But the two films that sent the most business to Vegas did get marketers thinking and the film director Charlie Geocoris knows how much revenue such productions bring in.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Watched by Thousands

Nevada has no incentives for such films yet, but it could all change due to the ongoing business from significant movies. The flow of tourists to Las Vegas is not only because of movies but also television programs such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigations. Over 15.8 million watched the program, and the MGM Grand shared that thousands found their way to the 12,000 square foot attraction.

Pawn Stars Brings the Crowd to Las Vegas

Pawn Stars is the highest-rated show and has more than 5.1 million viewers every single episode. This program draws the masses to the Gold & Silver Pawn business that is on Boulevard South in Las Vegas, daily. At Caesars Palace a night in the room where some of the Hangover scenes take place you pay around $4,000 a night. You might wonder if that includes the tiger, sadly that is excluded from the price. Still, thousands want to pay the price and to have their pictures taken to show they’ve been where the Hangover took place. You don’t have to worry you do leave the room with all your teeth intact, and the apartment offers the most comfortable stay.

The Spider-Man Split

Movie fanatics have had time to grasp Disney and Sony’s decision to remove Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been headlines indicating that the wall-crawler could return to the MCU, and other’s that have proposed the character won’t ever return. Reportedly there’s been a new deal offered to Disney, which would provide them with 30% of the revenue earned from Spider-Man films. Kevin Feige hasn’t accepted this deal, and reports indicate that unless Sony is willing to take a 50/50 Split, no agreement will come to accords. This is especially disappointed for Tom Holland, who grew up watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfold. However, it is known that Tom will remain playing the character for future films. 

The Russo Brothers, the two directors that brought Holland into the MCU, have publicly stated they’re disappointed to Fiege’s decision. The brothers did note that they weren’t surprised though, and happy that Peter Parker could participate in five films. The brothers reminded fans that these are two substantial production houses that have private interests. They added that the fact a deal for five films could ever become a reality was good enough. It’s just disappointing that his story in the MCU is seemingly forever closed. 

The Future of Spider-Man 3

The third iteration of this franchise will be incredibly different than Homecoming or Far from Home. It’s anticipated that Sony will be following a similar plotline to this year hit “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”. This film did considerably better than anybody expected, which means that our friendly neighbourhood Peter Parker from the MCU could be thrown into another multiverse, where all incarnations of Spiderman are revealed. This only highlight to this decision is the possibility of Tom Hollands and Toby McGuire’s Spiderman interacting with each other. 

There hasn’t been any representative at Sony Studios confirming these rumour mills, but inside sources have indicated scripts are already being developed and that production is slated for some time next year. Anybody thinking this is the end of the character has plenty of looks forward to, including a sequel to the highly-rated Spiderman game on the PS4.

Love, Gangs, Gambling and Murder

The most popular films made by Hollywood are those based on actual life events. The list of movies that became box office blockbusters includes Escape from Alcatraz, Apocalypse Now, Midnight Express and The Pianist, to name but a few. The same is right about online video slots; the themes range from animals to shopping, monsters to classic children tales. The most popular are the ones players feel they know the characters. The slots that feature their favourite stars or items they are accustomed to.

Music, Movies, Television and Comics

Software providers know that players are more likely to play games they feel familiar with, which is one of the main reasons why branded slots are the most loved slots. These are based on films, bands, television dramas or comic characters. Some of the most popular online slots include Jurassic Park, Batman, Guns N’ Roses, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Gladiator and Kong. You will also instantly recognise games titled South Park, Scarface or Star Trek. The reason is apparent, you already know what it is about, and you can easily relate to the characters.

Online slots based on Marvel or other superheroes include Superman, Thor The Mighty Avenger, Batman, The Flash and Hellboy. The more fun comic-inspired games include Andy Capp, The Mask, Fred Flintstone Top Cat. Music inspired online slots are the ones you never mute the sound; these allow you to enjoy the music you enjoy and sing along as you spin the reels. The long list of music-themed online slots includes Rock ‘n Roller, Disco Spins, La Chatte Rouge and Karaoke Party.

Musical Themed Slots

The massive number of music-related online slots also feature several games inspired by Elvis, titles include Elvis The King Lives and Elvis Slot. Several online slots celebrate the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the titles include Michael the King of Pop.

Hundreds of classic and video slots are based on film stars; these include James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Ozzy Osbourne. Online slots based on films include Terminator 2, Grease, Battles Star Galactica and Dracula. Others include Basic Instinct, Rocky, Bridesmaids, The Godfather and Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Online slots inspired by television series include Pawn Stars, Narcos, The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. Every single month loads of new online slots are added to keep up with the latest trends. Which means you will always have access to more exciting online entertainment.