Tag Archives: Summer Movies
Everyone seems just as pumped for the Jay-Z-produced soundtrack for "The Great Gatsby" as they are for the flick itself.
But before we look ahead at what The Hova has in store for what we can only imagine will be the coolest-ever soundtrack to something you were forced to read in high school, let's look back at some of the all-time great movie songs.
Your mother always told you that math would be important. As it turns out — and we're not just saying this because it's Mother's Day and flowers are really expensive and we need to start sucking up now — she's right.
We just bet you didn't know that you'd need that math to decide what to see this coming month. From the party that won't stop in "The Great Gatsby" to superheroes galore in "Iron Man 3," here's your arithmetic-driven guide to May 2013, the official beginning of summer movie season. Get More »
Is there any more truly disturbing or grotesque Internet sensation than the Face Swap? It makes for a relatively simple spell of Photoshop wizardry, and yet the results can plummet your subconsciousness into a bizarro nightmare world that looks like an Aphex Twin music video with movie stars.
As we certainly like spreading humor mixed with discomfort all to and fro, we've conjured a collection of Summer Movie Face Swaps guaranteed to make you laugh so that you may not cry (though you may do that as well later). Behold, and remember that once you take a look, you can never take that look back.
'Star Trek Into Darkness' (May 17)
Summer movie season is once again upon us, as the likes of "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" and "Pacific Rim" are set to blow us through the back wall of the theater with their huge action sequences, top-notch special effects and occasional witty quips.
But blockbusters aren't the only kind of movies at the multiplex this summer; they share space alongside quieter, more critically acclaimed fare. And let's face it — inside every loud, attention-grabbing, big-budget action flick or raucous all-star comedy, there's a sensitive, modest indie just waiting to get out. Right?
With that in mind, we've once again reinvented 10 summer blockbusters as smaller, less explosion-heavy films. After all, it's not such a huge leap to see "Fast & Furious 6" as a twee road trip movie about a non-traditional family or "Man of Steel" as the ultimate tale of an outsider wandering the Earth in search of identity and purpose.
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
Of course, we've seen a number of them on to the silver screen already — including Leighton Meester "That's My Boy" and "The Oranges" and Blake Lively in Oliver Stone's "Savages."
Since the world of these privileged few thrives on competition, it only made sense to see which GG star's movie career leaves the rest of the beautiful people in the dust. Read our (very scientific) rankings to find out, then weigh in yourself in our poll below. Get More »
The results of our epic summer movie poll are in and with nearly 20,000 votes, your choice is clear: "The Dark Knight Rises" is officially the top film of the summer of 2012.
And it wasn't even close, with "The Dark Knight Rises" winning Best Movie over "The Avengers" by a count of 63 percent to 20 percent and Best Action Movie over "The Avengers" by a final tally of 69 percent to 25 percent. Plus, star Tom Hardy won Standout Male Star by an overwhelming margin of 75 percent to 9 percent over second place finisher Andrew Garfield, while Anne Hathaway won Standout Female Star 65 percent to 13 percent over Garfield's "Amazing Spider-Man" co-star Emma Stone. Get More »