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Watsky at 30: His 30 Best Songs

“After a person turns 21, most milestone birthdays are ominous reminders of our mortality. 30, 40, 50, 60. Potentially depressing moments in a person’s life.” – George Watsky, How to Ruin Everything It is rare for someone at 30 to be able to say they’ve had an impact on millions of people’s lives. However, that’s not exactly the case for artists and other well-known public figures. An artist’s goal isn’t fame but instead self-expression. With that in mind, seeing as today is George Watsky’s 30th birthday, we thought it best to celebrate the 30 years of existence of one of our favorite artists...

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10 Movies That Should Be Video Games

In honor of Video Game Day, Jack Godwin and Diego Crespo have taken it upon ourselves to imagine what it would be like to imagine feature films as video games. The only qualifications are: 1) it cannot have previously been a video game. 2) The stories can be original or straight adaptations. Jack’s Choices eXistenZ David Cronenberg brought his specific brand of sci-fi body horror to the (then futuristic) notion of virtual reality, exploring how we interact with these new technologies. In the near-future, virtual reality game pods are attached via bio-ports into players’ spines through technological umbilical cords. Two...

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AE’s 2016 Fall Movie Preview

In the aftermath of a lackluster summer movie season, Fall can’t come quickly enough for us movie fans. As the election draws closer we’ll all be looking for a little respite from the political circus with films that remind us, yes humans are still capable of wonderful things. We’ve put together a preview of the films we’re most looking forward to, and made a few bold predictions while we were at it. Here’s to wonderful things! Sully (Warner Bros. Pictures) Release Date: September 9, 2016 Bold Prediction: This Will Win Best Picture There were certainly plenty of honorable independent features released...

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Horror Film Found Footage 3D Drops An NSFW Trailer

An intriguing NSFW trailer for the upcoming horror film Found Footage 3D dropped today, showcasing what teases to be the latest in an excellent stretch of meta-aware horror films. The film seems to follow a group of young filmmakers who aim to film the world’s first 3D found footage film but end up becoming the world’s first 3D found footage film. The movie stars Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, and real life, fan favorite film critic Scott Weinberg. Steven DeGennaro served as the film’s director and produced the film with Charles...

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The Best Movies of the First Half of 2016

We’re edging toward the midway point of 2016, but we have already enjoyed a rather rich year of film releases, big and small. So before we dive headfirst into the high volume summer blockbuster season and swim into Oscar season, we thought we would take a moment to reflect upon this year’s best film releases so far. The list below reflects our favorite films, as voted on by committee and selected from films that saw at least their first limited release between January 1 and today. Have a look through the list, a look back at the half year, and don’t...

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Our Favorite Disney Channel Original Movies

The Disney Channel celebrated their 100th Disney Channel Original Movie by airing a marathon of every single original movie over this Memorial Day weekend. Given the fact that a number of our staff grew up during the ’90s and early 2000s, we leapt at the chance to revisit our childhood and once more step into the world of cheesy dialogue, heartfelt messages, and “where-are-they-now?” actors that only Disney TV movies can generate such excitement for. Smart House Jump! Jump! The House is Jumpin! 1999’s Smart House told the story of Ben Cooper who enters a contest for a Smart...

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He v She: Will People Really Watch a Standalone Black Widow Movie?

After the release of Captain America: Civil War, it seems fans are once again being half-promised that there is a studio interest in developing a Black Widow movie. It might happen. For real now. Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff is the most consistently film-featured Avenger without her own standalone film or franchise, but not for lack of requesting. The reasonable world is dying to see a solid female-lead entry into the superhero film canon. In a world severely lacking of non-male representation in action film, Black Widow seems like the most obvious choice, and yet, Disney and Marvel have sort...

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Four Marvel Phase 4 Pitches

Marvel Studios may have just started Phase 3 of their cinematic universe with Captain America: Civil War, but that doesn’t keep us from already thinking ahead to what we’d like to see in Marvel Phase 4. Marvel has done pretty spectacularly for itself so far, but there are things we’d like to see improved, namely: a greater consideration of diversity in all that entrails. Many aspects of diversity have been subject to erasure within these superhero movies and we saw this as a chance to offer just a small measure of course correction. Against the odds, and despite the...

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All-New Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

After the universe-changing comic event that was Secret Wars, the marvel line has shifted and rebooted. Everything is back down to #1 with all-new storylines and creative teams, so it’s a great time to jump into the world of comics – whether it’s your first time or you’ve been out of the game for a while. Before the release of Captain America: Civil War, check out these series, recommended by our avid comic book readers. Black Panther In his Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Secret Wars series’ Jonathon Hickman gave us a taste and a beginning of a vast history and...

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Civil War Retrospective

Over 2006 and 2007, Marvel comics published the crossover event Civil War. It spanned over 50 tie-in comics, all based around a central seven-issue limited series. Written by Mark Millar and pencilled by Steve McNiven, Civil War is about the collateral damage of superheroics, where the responsibility lies, and questions of security and freedom. When D-Lister group The New Warriors attack the villain Nitro, the battle destroys a large area of a town, including a school. 600 people die. No longer feeling safe with these conflicts threatening innocent bystanders, the government proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, where superheroes must register their true identity...

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4 Great Civil War Movies

After this week, it’s likely that “Civil War” is going to be a term sewn into the cultural conversation to mean, at least temporarily, something less serious than what it meant before. But, presumably, the newest Captain America film will lean lightly on the same themes carried over from stories of war. Civil wars have always made for richly thematic film material. So, to prepare for the suphero version of the form, we’ve collected four prime examples of movies that explore history’s civil wars. A Field in England The English Civil War was fought between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians....

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International Moment of Laughter Day – Enjoy Our Favorite Movie Laughs

Today, April 14, is International Moment of Laughter Day. We like celebrating the good-spirited holidays more than anything else. So today, we’re sharing some of our favorite laughter-inducing movie moments. What movie moments made you laugh hardest? Share your favorites with us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below. Let’s spread the joy! South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut – Uncle Fucker When I was 16, I sneaked into a screening of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (it was rated 18 in the UK). My friend and I skulked in, found seats, and waited for the movie version...

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AE Turns Two! The Best Film Writing From Our Second Year!

It is a strange knot that I have tied for myself. Two years ago today, I flipped the switch to go live with an ambitious little movie blog, establishing an ironic joke in which, annually henceforth, I will wish to speak most sincerely on the same day that everyone is most encouraged to speak in jest. I would like to request that you, reader, lower your April Fool’s Day guard for just a moment so that I can extend my immeasurable gratitude for all of the continued support and readership. There is currently an astounding collection of talent writing under...

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Who Has the Better Filmography: Batman or Superman?

As Batman and Superman finally share the same film together in what Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor is calling “the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world”, we here at Audiences Everywhere have orchestrated a Batman/Superman match-up of our own. Namely, we would like to establish who has the better filmography: Batman or Superman? Does Batman come out on top with his seven films or does Superman beat him with his six films? Are there bad representations of these characters on film? All that and more shall be topics of discussion in the fierce debate between own Diego Crespo and...

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