You already know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen success on an unprecedented level. Each film managed to be a hit, even if some are more highly acclaimed than others. Either way, not a single film that tied into the universe was a failure, which is nothing short of a miraculous.
Imagine a film about the horrors of war and which encompasses the associated themes of conflict like propaganda, blind faith, and loneliness, and you’ll have an idea of what this brilliant film tackles.
The days of having to trudge to a cinema to see the latest blockbuster are over. There is now a treasure trove of endless entertainment available online, via streaming services such as Netflix. The real challenge can be finding the best Netflix original content, amidst an ever growing sea.
But, make no mistake, Netflix original films are now as good, or sometimes even better, than those made in Hollywood.
Arguably the most enduringly popular of all Batman’s arch-villains, the Joker has undergone an incredible evolution both in the comics and onscreen. His treatment by writers and interpretation by actors all highlights different aspects of the character known for his clown-like appearance.
Found in every genre, cult movies are films that have attracted an audience of fervent fans that take their appreciation of it to the next level. If you are looking for the best introduction to the category, you should start with the most important titles.
Since the early 1990s, New Zealand has been creating excellent movies that rival even those of Hollywood in their own unique way. The Kiwis have a dark sense of humour and stunning local views, which make for some excellent filming opportunities and movies that have an unforgettable atmosphere to them. Think Lord of the Rings, Black Sheep, and the 1981 classic Goodbye Pork Pie.
Demolition Man was released in 1993, featuring the star-studded cast of Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock. The story, set in 1996 and 2032, revolves around police officer John Spartan, (Stallone,) engaged in a heated conflict against a sadistic crime lord Simon Phoenix, (Snipes.) After a battle between the two reaches a boiling point in 1996, Spartan unintentionally causes the deaths of multiple civilians. He and Phoenix are put into cryogenic stasis as punishment.
There is hardly a person on earth who doesn’t know who Steven Spielberg is. He has had a bigger impact on the industry than virtually any other director. It was him who all but created the concept of a blockbuster. Or, a film that did so well it was seen around the world, made so much money that it defied belief, and was loved by so many that it became a permanent part of culture. What’s more staggering is that Spielberg not only invented the concept of a blockbuster, but has made more than any other director.
Horror films are a dime a dozen, but not many can claim their spots as the best horror movies of all time. Here are the top cult classic horrors you should know about.
Gothic horror was created in the 18th century when Horace Walpole penned the genre’s first novel, the Castle of Otranto, and we have loved it ever since. The most masterful gothic movies ever made deliver familiar themes of darkness and death wrapped up in stunning visuals and campy high drama.