Category: Lists

7 Directors for Masters of the Universe

With the recent news that McG won’t be directing Masters of the Universe (that whooshing noise is the bullet we just dodged), it’s left the movie wide open for someone with talent to step into the breach and make an interesting, big budget, space fantasy extravaganza. For those not in the know, Masters of the Universe is the story of Prince Adam, a man from the planet Eternia, who can turn into He-Man, a super strong, shirtless hero. He, along with a team of quirk-filled, supporting characters must face off against the evil Skeletor. It’s like Star Wars with more...

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Five Ideal Directors for ‘Venom’

As predicted by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, Hollywood is learning the wrong lessons after the success of the very bloody, very rated R Deadpool film. Gunn warned of the possibility of greenlit R-rated superhero films that’ll try to be “like Deadpool.” The first confirmation of that came a few weeks ago when Sony Pictures announced their upcoming Venom movie for an October 2018 release. The film will have no connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which Venom foe Spider-Man is currently a resident of, and will aim to be very rated R. This news is strange...

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Ranking the Fast & Furious Franchise

The Fast and the Furious franchise is ever-evolving. No movie is comparable to the series’ basic structure or to its excellently choreographed action. They’re loud and a little dumb, but they stay true to themselves with heart and bombastic action. To celebrate the ongoing saga that continues to pave the way for world peace, here is a ranking of the explosively lovable Fast family adventures. 8. The Fate of the Furious BETRAYAL. It’s the foremost feeling of The Fate of the Furious. While the set pieces are all radically fun in their own vacuums, they don’t feel related to the progression of familial...

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Home Movies: What Film Reminds You of Home?

Last week I came across Amanda Arnold’s recent Lit Hub piece, “Why Literature and Pop Culture Still Can’t Get the Midwest Right.” As a born-Midwesterner, I instantly and intuitively understood what she meant by her title. Her ideas stayed with me, and the more I thought about it, the easier it was to think of pop culture—movies, TV, books—that missed the mark and managed to make unfamiliar terrain out of my everyday experience. Turns out there are too many of those to count (and what fun is that anyway?). So, instead, what about the films that got home right? I had...

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8 Anime That Deserve Live-Action Adaptations

American film studios have a less than stellar track record in terms of adapting anime and manga. Not only are the released adaptations almost universally disappointing (Dragonball: Evolution, Speed Racer, and even a straight-to-video Fist of the North Star movie have, probably for the best, mostly faded from public memory) even more have been in development for years, such as Akira, Death Note, Gunm, and Cowboy Bebop. In the past decade, studios have seen the lucrative and creative potential of comic book adaptations. To branch out more seriously into anime properties could be fruitful in many ways. That’s not to...

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10 Actors Who Should Play Lisbeth Salander

With the news that Alicia Vikander has turned down the role of Lisbeth Salander in Fede Alvarez’s upcoming Girl in the Spider’s Web, we decided to put forth some casting ideas of our own, in no particular order. Some seem like easy replacements, and others more of a challenge, but now is a good a time as any to completely refresh the continuation of the wildly successful Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Elizabeth Olsen Elizabeth Olsen is just one example of a talented actor who has been captured by the superhero universe with little time or energy to...

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Stay Calm: 500 Movies That Soothe Real World Anxiety

It’s been a tough two weeks. We here at AE sort of lean on each other like family and, needless to say, we have had to do a bit more leaning than usual as of late. Anxiety is, for us and many others, at an all-time high. Recently, we started discussing what movies we watch in moments of great stress to help comfort ourselves. Out of curiosity, I opened that line of discussion to our Twitter audience. The response was pretty overwhelming. When compiling everyone’s answer into a list, it seems, with a few lax interpretations and maybe some...

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5 David Bowie Songs That Should Be Movies

There’s really no need for an introduction or for us to tell you how powerful David Bowie’s music is, how it stretched across generations and electrified all of our odd bits and ultimately made us feel more alive in our strangeness. We’ve spent the better part of a year celebrating his eternal greatness and re-listening to his music, a gift which has aided so many of us in our quest to put words down on the page and twist our imagination in new ways until they become reality. To celebrate David Bowie’s creativity and genius, we’ve decided to pay...

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5 Great Almost-Films From 2016

Each year here at Audiences Everywhere, I like to take some time during our end-of-year celebrations to look at things that don’t quite fit into any of our other Best Of categories. As we’ve grown to include a greater variety of lists, I’ve had to stretch the definition of “Almost Film” past its breaking point. I could go on about how the definition of cinema itself is becoming more and more unstable, and how the combination of various mediums requires a more open-minded approach, but I’ll spare you. This is just a list of stuff I liked in 2016,...

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And Yet More Star Wars Spin-Offs We Want to See

It’s that time of year again. With Star Wars growing and growing with each week bringing more news about future installments, whether to the main series of the spin-off series, we’ve decided to give you five more spin-offs we would like to see get made. If what Disney is seeing is true and this franchise will last forever. then chances are you’ll get to see all these movies get made eventually. Ahsoka Tano Ahsoka is a character introduced in The Clone Wars who quickly became a fan favourite. She is the young padawan of Anakin Skywalker who picks up...

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The Top 10 Star Wars Video Games

With the Star Wars Universe cinematically expanding beyond its episode installments, we thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the other onscreen narratives that took us deeper into this universe with new worlds, new characters, and new mythology. Typically, when we discuss the now defunct Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) we talk about the novels and comics, and while those were impressive in their own right, it shouldn’t be forgotten that more than any other intellectual property, we’ve had a surplus of wonderful Star Wars games. So dust off the ol’ joystick and join us...

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5 More Movies That Need a Black and White Release

George Miller’s masterpiece Mad Mad: Fury Road was recently re-released in cinemas around the world, converted in black and white, or rather black and chrome. The new version, much like the old version, is incredible, and the conversion works so well that after the first two minutes you forget you’re watching a black and white movie. There are actually scenes, like the war rig passing through the crow’s swampland, that are improved with the lack of colour. This got us thinking about what movies would benefit from the monochrome treatment and we’ve put together five here for you Looper Rian Johnson’s...

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AE’s Goblet of Fire: Ranking the Harry Potter Films

“I love magic,” Harry Potter says as he stares in amazement at how the power of magic can turn this little tent into this accommodating big top. Truly, the cinematic depiction of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is something to behold, not solely for its epic adventures and enthralling world-building but also for what lies within – the emotional sincerity in character introspection. The Harry Potter film series is definitely a unique series in that it introduces our main characters as they’re in their prepubescent childhood stage and ends their stories as they reach adulthood. This makes the film series...

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Understanding American Democracy in 7 Films

It is difficult for many Americans to understand how the United States democracy works. This presidential election, in particular, has caused many of us to ask ourselves, “How the hell did we end up here?” Thus, we can only imagine how nonsensical this circus must seem to our friends from other countries. To help contextualize this U.S. election and explain American democracy in general, we have put together a list of movies about American politics. After viewing these, you may still have questions about the how, but will better understand why America is so… American. Bob Roberts (1992) Bob...

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6 Female Directors We Want To See On Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg recently revealed via Variety that for the next installment of Netflix’s smash hit, will feature only female directors to helm all 13 episodes of Season 2. While we wait for a list of the directors working on Jessica Jones, I created a list of some of the women I’d like to see at the helm of the second season of the series. Jennifer Kent Australian native Jennifer Kent made her directorial debut with The Babadook, showcasing her deft ability to explore emotion through horror. Many aspects of Jessica Jones could be classified as...

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