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Avengers: Infinity War poster

Avengers: Infinity War poster

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the king of the cinema today. The franchise has taken the interconnected continuity of the comic book and applied it to film in a way that nobody had ever tried before, and has found success that even Marvel probably wasn’t expecting. However, Kevin Feige says that another major inspiration for the MCU was actually the Harry Potter movies.

Specifically, Feige told the New York Film Academy in December that it was his experience watching the films, and not reading the books, because he’s never actually read the books...

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First for Asian-American Actresses

The Golden Globes brought quite a few surprise wins, but one of the night’s biggest surprises was Awkwafina taking home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category for her work in The Farewell. With the win, Awkwafina made history by becoming the first ever Asian-American woman to win an award in a lead actress category at the awards ceremony, which is one of the biggest of the year, right behind the Oscars.

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Also nominated in the category were Ana De Armas for Knives Out, Cate Blanchett for Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Beanie Feldstein for Booksmart and Emma Thompson for Late Night. Awkwafina started her Golden Globes speech by joking that if she ever falls on hard times that she can just sell her award...

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Dish Network HD Programming

Dish Network HD Programming

Now is the time to make the move to HD (High Definition) television programming, and the number one destination for the most HD programming is Dish Network Satellite TV. Once you have seen TV the way it was meant to be, and heard the crisp, all-digital CD quality sound-you can never go back. The astonishing sharpness, clarity and deep rich colors of HD must seen to be appreciated. No one has more High Definition content than Dish Network! There are movies galore, big sports events, news and so much more with Dishnetwork’s latest HD lineup.
Dish Network brings the most High Definition channels including ESPN sports around the clock, and fantastically clear hit movies and original series from Showtime and HBO...

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Interactive Movies Improve Reading

Interactive Movies Help Improve Reading Skills

During infancy, kids listen to family members and often try to replicate what they hear. As children grow, associating symbols with sounds becomes critical to language development, and experts say it’s more important in learning to read than most parents realize.

When it comes to reading, children must discriminate individual sounds before they can put them together to build words. Studies show playing rhyming games and sounding out words with your children helps develop their reading skills. But what about watching television?

According to a 2004 study published in The Journal of Biological Psychiatry, associating symbols with sound, especially in the form of narrative, plays a large role in the proper development of reading skills.

In the st...

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Netflix Pro And Cons-Movies

Netflix Pro And Cons-Dont Run Out To Get Movies

In the past renting a movie would be a bit of adventure as you would have to run out to the rental store to get a movie. However times have changed and we can now rent all the movies we want from the comfort of our own home. Netflix is probably the most recognized name when it comes to at home movie rentals. But is Netflix really the best option for you?

The Netflix Pro and Cons can make or break whether you actually use their surface, but it is dependent on the individual and what you are looking for. The most obvious advance of utilizing Netflix is of course the fact that you do not even need to leave your house, you can just sign up, pick out the movies you want, and they are mailed directly to your house.

But that also leads into a fairly...

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How Much Is Your Popcorn Worth?

How Much Is Your Popcorn Worth?

Could buying popcorn in a theatre be a ‘conditioned’ response? Could it be that people are ‘trained’ to believe that movies and popcorn go ‘hand in hand’ – and that one without the other is….”incomplete?” And, therefore, price is just not an issue at all?
What a powerful place to be as a marketer, wouldn’t you agree?
Of course, there are some customers who fall in the above group yet still aren’t completely happy with the experience. They still end up buying the popcorn because the desire to have popcorn with their movie outweighs the pain of having to pay the higher price.
Here are more answers that I received…
“It is marketed as all part of the movie going experience! And they’ve got a captive audience – you can’t get it in there unless you buy it from the...

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Anticipated Movies of 2020

 Anticipated Movies of 2020

Anticipated Movies of 2020

Fandango’s four most anticipated movies of 2020 revealed

Fandango has revealed the results of its annual Most Anticipated Movies Survey for the new year, and for the very first time since Fandango has been surveying audiences, the top four films on the list are directed by women. Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, Marvel’s Eternals, and Mulan, are directed by, respectively, Patty Jenkins, Cate Shortland, Chloe Zhao, and Niki Caro. As part of the online survey, more than 2,000 millennial film fans voted in the last weeks of December for the top movies and performances they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen in 2020.

RELATED: Kumail Nanjiani Shares His Marvel’s Eternals Transformation

“As we head into the next decade the new cinematic offering...

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Movies: What Would Life

Movies: What Would Life Be Like Without Them?


Have you ever thought about how your life would be if there were no movies?
You probably haven’t and that is because we all take them for granted but lets think about movies, both the good and the bad a little, shall we?

Movies are one of the most common forms of entertainment there is in our world. This is because they allow us to escape our world and enter into another world for a couple of hours and gives our immediate concerns a rest. They allow us to travel to worlds we will never be able to experience otherwise. They bring excitement and intensity of emotion that we would not have otherwise. These are all pretty good things right? And probably some of the main reasons that they are so popular.

On the flip side movies create unrealistic e...

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Movies Out Now: Currently in Theaters

A new week is here, and with it the latest major film releases – along with the movies that have been released in recent weeks (or, in rare cases, months) and are still playing in theaters.

Between On Demand, Netflix Original features, and everything in-between, there are a growing number of entertainment options competing with theater chains for movie buffs’ attention these days (and that’s to mention nothing of the increasingly massive TV landscape). As a result, it’s trickier than ever to keep track of which films are playing in theaters at any given time of the year. It’s even more difficult when awards season rolls around, and movies start playing in limited release or New York and Los Angeles several weeks before they begin screening nationwide. This is where we come in.

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Need-To-Know Guide.

Latest Movies – What You-Need-To-Know Guide.

Have you watched any good movies recently? Well okay, the fact is there haven’t been a lot to choose from. Come on, what I meant is, is there anything that is not a sequel or a re-make nowadays? At present I know for a fact that lots of screenwriters from around the world are pumping out new scripts all the time; perhaps even one hundred thousand a year or so. Therefore, the problem lies within the inner circle of Hollywood. The movie business has just gone down hill.

In any case you can pop open your favorite search engine and do a quick surf for the latest movies. Tell me, once you’ve opened your local movie guide; which ones you actually want to pay eight bucks to see...

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