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Young Adult Fiction is all the rage in cinema right now. True, "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" have made their final bows, but in their place has come a maelstrom of successors, including "The Hunger Games," "Warm Bodies," "Beautiful Creatures," "The Host," and the upcoming big-screen adaptations of "Divergent" and "The Mortal Instruments."
Most of these stories are seen through the eyes of a young heroine, and with all of these yarns sharing similar elements of romance, fantasy and conspiracy, keeping track of all the distinctive details of each leading lady and their respective heroine's journeys can be a daunting task indeed. In the interest of simplicity and at-a-glance organization, NextMovie's own Nick DeSantis (artwork) and Amanda Bell (stats) have conjured this handy chart to help in keeping all the ladies in line — literally. Get More »
Who can resist this giant-slaying zombie mutant Beast?
Nicholas Hoult is becoming a household name in the realm of pop art with his comic-book turn as Hank McCoy/Beast in "X-Men: First Class," his YA turn as R. in "Warm Zombies" and his fairy tale turn as the title role in "Jack the Giant Slayer." Now it's our turn to show this up-and-coming hottie some NextMovie love.
You could plant some magic beans (what are you, crazy?) ... or you could get a'clickin' through our Nicholas Hoult gallery. We recommend that second choice there.
Nothing can stop Melissa McCarthy, not even one of the biggest blizzards in recent memory, as according to Film.com, McCarthy's new comedy "Identity Thief" pummeled the competition at the box office this weekend to the tune of $36.6 million.
That was more than enough to top the charts, as movie fans on the East Coast stayed home in droves thanks to superstorm Nemo; neither returning champ "Warm Bodies" ($11.5 million) or Channing Tatum's new thriller "Side Effects" ($10 million) were able convince people to brave the blizzard.
For a full run down of the weekend box office top ten, including figures for award season favorites "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo," head to Film.com.
Until Milton Bradley creates "The Game of Undeath," zombies are just going to have to make do with "The Game of Life" as their go-to board game of choice.
Actually, this has us wondering whether R from "Warm Bodies," Bub from "Day of the Dead," the Cemetery Zombie from "Night of the Living Dead" and cinema's other famous undead-types indeed have the brains to truly strategize their way around the parlor game that simulates one's life path from college through retirement (and, in the case of these particular players, even further to death and beyond)?
This scenario might best be explored via a one-set web series, if any aspiring filmmakers are interested. For now, let's speculate with the below image, courtesy of NextMovie's own zombie-keeper, Max Evry.
Forget about heartwarming stories, because here's cinema's first ever brainwarming story: According to Film.com, the new zombie romcom "Warm Bodies" easily won the box office title this weekend, earning an estimated $20 million in its opening frame.
Meanwhile, "Bullet to the Head" took a bullet to the head, as the Sylvester Stallone vehicle only managed a terrible $4.5 million, putting it at sixth place on the charts behind returning films "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Mama" and "Zero Dark Thirty."
For a full rundown of the weekend box office, including figures for award season hits "Lincoln" and "Django Unchained," head to Film.com.
Your mother always told you that math would be important someday, and we're here to validate her. Call it better living through arithmetic, but we believe simple math can help you decide which new movies coming out in February are for you.
Oh, and did we mention there are no actual numbers involved? It's like "Moneyball," but for movie-loving dummies.
So if you'd like a glimpse at what the cinema can offer you on this most romantic of months, read on for your latest lesson in Movie Math. Get More »
Greetings from the apocalypse! This week the groundhog is gonna see his shadow, which means six more weeks of nuclear winter. Seriously, though, I'm freezing my sack off one minute; the next I'm outside wearing a T-shirt. TAKE YOUR MEDS, EAST COAST GOD! There's several cool-looking flicks out and about this week, two of which I was present for filming, although neither director rubbed my belly for luck so no guarantees, people. Get More »
You think zombies are disgusting, frightening nightmare-fodder. Sure, but did you know they can also be super sexy?
What's that? You don't believe us? Well, fine then. Watch Nicholas Hoult smolder in "Warm Bodies," in theaters tomorrow ... or just flip through this gallery and see for yourself.
It's a tricky business selling a zombie romantic comedy (or "zom-rom-com," if you want to be cool and hilarious). The tagline — that brief yet powerful hook that (in theory) summarizes a film as cleverly and concisely as possible — has to be just right or the whole crazy premise is going to come crashing down ... and nobody wants that, right?
For "Warm Bodies," the undead spin on "Romeo and Juliet," the official taglines are "He's still dead but he's getting warmer" and "Cold body. Warm heart." Those are swell and all, but allow us to offer a few alternate choices that might really bring in an audience. See below and consider the movie sold.
It's been said that January and February are dumping grounds for awful movies, and sure, history tells us that box office performance is generally weak during the first couple months of the year.
But we say the curse is finally broken, as the two best movies of 2013
so far have hit theaters.
What's that? 2013 is only four weeks old and there's basically no competition? What's your point?
Without further ado, nigh on the first weekend of February, here are the two best movies of the year.