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We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
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This video supercut of "Arcades in Movies" was created by the Huffington Post. It features a lot of movies from mid-70s to the mid-90s, which was the golden age for arcades.
Back when I was a kid I wanted to own an arcade. I thought it would be such a fun job. Oh, how the times have changed. If I wanted to go to and arcade today, odds are I'd have to go to a Dave and Buster's.
Movies in the super cut via /Film:
“Rancho Deluxe” (1975) “Jaws” (1975) “Jaws 2″ (1978) “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978) “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) “Midnight Madness” (1980) “Bustin’ Loose” (1981) “Death Wish II” (1982) “Rocky III” (1982) “Tron” (1982) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982) “The Toy” (1982) “Joysticks” (1983) “WarGames” (1983) “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) “Strange Brew” (1983) “Nightmares” [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983) “Never Say Never Again” (1983) “High School U.S.A.” (1983) “Rumble Fish” (1983) “Footloose” (1984) “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock »
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2014 has proven to have one of our favorite rosters of studio movies since all the way back to 1984, when the world got the likes of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Last Starfighter, Top Secret!, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Red Dawn, Conan the Destroyer, Star Trek III: The Search For Spock, The Karate Kid and Ghostbusters. 1984 was no doubt a classic summer for movies, and fans have been celebrating its 30th anniversary in a number of fun, dorky ways. Since many of us were kids back then, our fondest memories of the summer of '84 are tied to those movies, sure, but also all the little things that went with them. The Atari games, the lunchboxes, the trapper-keeper notebook (c'mon, we know you had one!) and the rest of the...
In classic Community fashion, i.e., right at the last minute, the cancelled NBC sitcom was rescued by Yahoo! Screen for Season 6, fulfilling the promise of "six seasons and a movie." One of the names most notably absent in last month's announcement was Donald Glover, whose character, Troy Barnes, set sail on a trip around the world last season, as a provision of Pierce Hawthorne's (Chevy Chase) will.
While Troy never resurfaced in Season 5, many fans noticed an Easter Egg during another episode, where a TV in the background revealed that the boat Troy and LeVar Burton (as himself) were sailing on, was captured by pirates in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Troy's out there somewhere - he may be in peril. »
30 years ago this past weekend (20-22 June) may just have been the greatest time to be a moviegoer in history – with a selection of some of the 1980s best films to choose from in multiplexes including Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom.
The astonishing collection of films released in late May and June meant that for cinephiles this was a time to rejoice. Alongside those two classic movies were Gremlins, The Natural, The Karate Kid, Police Academy and Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.
Most have become favourites over time, with Ghostbusters in particular recognised as one of the best crowd-pleasing films ever.
If ghosts weren’t your bag and you fancied a bit of action and adventure you could join Indy and Short Round as they tried to escape the clutches of a Thugee cult, or struggle to avoid turning a Mogwai into »
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In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »
- Drew McWeeny
With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.
Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.
You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »
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Every summer has a dominant blockbuster, but it’s not every year that the season’s biggest movie inspires a legitimate mania. Ghostbusters, which surrounded some of the funniest guys on the planet with expensive — though slightly cheesy — special effects, was a certifiable phenomenon. In 1984, your classmates, your teacher, your pen-pal in Nairobi, even your half-deaf grandmother knew the emphatic, enthusiastic chanted response to the winking question, “Who you gonna call?” Thirty years later, everyone still knows the answer.
- Jeff Labrecque
8 items from 2014
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