In over 120 seconds, the trailer of Avengers: Endgame has set the stage for perhaps, the most-anticipated film of 2019 which will be releasing in India on April 26 next year. How badly people are waiting for this film? Going by Marvel Entertainment's tweet the promo garnered 289 million views in just the first 24 hours making it the most viewed trailer in history.A similar frenzy, however of a lesser magnitude, was seen when the trailer of Asia’s most expensive film 2.0 was launched. Its teaser was all over the internet with 32 million views in 24 hours. Beating this number was the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s new offering Zero with 54 million views in a day.Close Trailers play a crucial role especially in the present times when the shelf life of movies has diminished. A promo is a key marketing tool for a film hence a lot of attention is paid to it. related news DLF Apr-Sep sales bookings up 16% at Rs 1,425 cr on demand for completed units Maruti Suzuki cuts … [Read more...] about From Zero to Avengers: How the movie trailer business is becoming an industry on its own
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In a classic early episode of The Simpsons–as if there were any other kind–the cartoon-within-a-cartoon, Itchy and Scratchy, is turned into a movie. If I were a (weirdly young) betting man at the time this episode was released, I would have bet that this episode was the result of external pressure to produce a Simpsons movie. Instead, my only thought was, “When can I see the Itchy & Scratchy movie? When is that happening?” Well, it never did happen, and neither did any of the other myriad fake movies mentioned on the show. At least now, however, there are posters that let us imagine what some of these cross-dimensional adaptations might have been. advertisement The Simpsons has always been chockablock with fake flicks–and not just the ones that faded star Troy McClure constantly rattled off. Since these golden ideas were just languishing in syndication, though,MTV News teamed up with the graphic designer known as Old Red Jalopy to bring some of … [Read more...] about D’oh! These Posters For Fake Movies From “The Simpsons” Should Be Real
Seinfeld famously billed itself as a show about nothing, but keen-eyed viewers could tell what the show was secretly about: fictitious movies. The recently departed and dearly missed 30 Rock referenced more fake TV shows than just about any other show, as we’ve mentioned before. When it comes to fake movies, though, Seinfeld was king of the castle. Now, thanks to the folks at Next Movie, we can get a glimpse at how those films might’ve turned out. The attention to trends in posters here is spot on, with composition that seems ripped right out of today’s theater displays. What’s interesting, though, is that the creators have eschewed casting period-appropriate actors in these films that were all conceived in the 1990s, opting instead for current stars like Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Craig. (Flaming Globes of Sigmund star George Clooney wasn’t even on ER yet when the episode that mentioned that film originally aired.) It’s not just … [Read more...] about What Is The Deal With These Posters of Fake Movies Mentioned On “Seinfeld”?
The original Rocky is the ultimate underdog story, in more ways than one. Struggling actor Sylvester Stallone was so broke that he hawked his dog for $50 the week before he sold his script about a down and out boxer, with the bold contingency that he star in the film. That movie went on to gross $225 million worldwide. And Stallone got his dog back. advertisement advertisement But as Stallone wrote and starred in more Rocky films, they continued to echo his own life in a less relatable way. Rocky, who began the series as a lovable failure, digressed into an awkward one percenter–a boxer with a mansion and a robot who relied on a strict plot formula to power his way through each film. Nowhere is this formula more apparent than in Rocky Morphology, by Fathom. It’s a series of interactive timelines that break down each Rocky film into its core components: dialogue, training, training montage, pre fight scenes, and the big battle sequences the Rockys are so known for. … [Read more...] about The Plot Of Every Rocky Movie, Deconstructed
In the yesteryears, children would be glued to television sets watching Mickey Mouse or Tom & Jerry. Taking over these cartoon characters in India is the nine-year old boy who loves laddoos—Chhota Bheem.Chhota Bheem's viewership is pegged at over 40 million, among the highest for an animation brand. It made a debut on the Indian television screens in 2008. Since then, Chhota Bheem has been star of 300 television episodes, 27 television movies and three theatrical releases.Despite being a successful television series, Chhota Bheem has been unable to replicate this success on celluloid. Industry data shows, the 2012 release Chota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan clocked Rs 5 crore at a budget of Rs 4.50 crore. Chhota Bheem and Himalayan Adventure earned Rs 4 crore against an investment of Rs 5.75 crore. And Chhota Bheem and the Throne of Bali which was made at a cost of Rs 5 crore, netted just Rs 4 crore.Close But in comparison to other animation ventures, Chhota … [Read more...] about Chhota Bheem looks to up the ante in animated movie genre with Kungfu Dhamaka