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Tue
10
May

What You Need to Know Before Watching Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Zombie Doctor Strange

The Marvel Cinematic Universe can get pretty confusing even for die-hard fans. With the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Marvel Studios is returning to the parallel world which was teased by last year’s popular film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The universe can get overwhelming, so much so that, a lot of the studio’s films, following and including, Avengers: Endgame have been based on the Multiverse and how it works.

Doctor Strange will be the latest Marvel movie following countless of successes, including the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home. Marvel and its characters have seeped into various industries including the movie world and the game world with various video games involving a number of characters and slot games from Playtech offering some of the best online slots to casinos all over the world.

Tue
03
May

Sam Raimi Keeps "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" In Overdrive

 Doctor Strange in the Madness of the Multiverse is rated PG-13 and opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2022.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as Dr. Stephen Strange, the Master of the Mystic Arts. Continuing directly from the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Strange faces monstrous threats like Gargantos (Shuma-Gorath in the comics, named changed due to copyright reasons) alongside his friend and colleague Wong, (Benedict Wong), the Sorcerer Supreme. But since Spider-man wouldn't shut up during Strange's spell of forgetfulness, the Multiverse is slowly coming apart at the seams. To fix the damage, Strange recruits new allies, including Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez), a teleporter from a different dimension. Wanda soons succumbs to the influence of the Darkhold, a tomb of evil magic that corrupts anyone who reads it.

Wed
20
Apr

The Best Casino Movies

Croupier

Watching movies is considered the most favored recreation since the world of entertainment started in the 19th century. It had evolved since the innovation of photography started the moving still image was introduced and later on the motion picture was introduced to give movement to people and animals.

Film production is the procedure of making a movie that involves a storyline, the idea, screenwriting, production, shooting, sound recording, post-production, screening then finally the film release. It introduces different genres according to the viewer’s choice, the latest trend, or the rating system. 

Mon
11
Apr

11 of the Best Sci Fi Movies of all Time

11 Best Sci Fi

Find out which sci-fi movies are the greatest of all time.

Thu
07
Apr

Iconic Movie Cars That You'll Never Forget

Iconic Movie Cars

According to the Internet Movie Car Database (IMCDb), the most popular car ever used in movies is the Ford Mustang, which has featured in 809 movies including Bullitt, Goldfinger, Death Race and Gone in 60 Seconds. Some of the most successful movies not only bring us car chases and races, but also feature the car as being one of the main characters. Let us not forget Christine, Herbie, and of course Lightning McQueen. These iconic movie cars were a delight to watch on the big screen, and also inspired a new generation of motor enthusiasts to buy the car of their dreams.

Thu
24
Mar

How to Make Your Own Short Film

Making Short Films

You love movies and TV. In fact, you dream about someday selling something to Netflix or even seeing your work on the big screen. If this seems like something that will just have to stay a distant dream, think again. Talent, persistence and the right idea at the right time can make your dream come true, but you'll need to work hard to get there. A great way to get some experience and create a kind of calling card for yourself is to make a short film. The tips below can help you accomplish this.

Sun
20
Mar

Bright Helm Films' Lost Angel Offers Audiences A Haunting Mystery

There can be few traumas, if any, that exceed the loss of a loved one. Where once was a person, full of vibrancy and passion, hopes and dreams, there remains afterward a void framed only with deteriorating memories and the sober profundity of grief. When the loss comes unexpectedly or at a young age--taken too soon, we say--due to illness, accidents, overdoses or, most tragically, from self-inflicted means, the despair is bleakest of all, for the questions and doubts thereafter that linger, the what-ifs and what-might-have-beens, can and often do haunt some individuals forever.

Mon
07
Mar

The Batman Exceeds Expectations with Gripping Noir Detective Thriller

The Batman

Where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been so intent on the continuity of portrayal in their films (to the extent they'd rather kill off the Black Panther rather than recast him), it seems DC and Warner Brothers have no issue playing "Batman, Batman, Who Plays the Batman?" Coming off a DCEU film series with Ben Affleck, the franchise finds itself bouncing back to Michael Keaton as the Dark Knight for the upcoming The Flash and Batgirl films. But neither Affleck nor Keaton would have been right for Matt Reeves' The Batman, a story set in the second year of Batman's career, and Robert Pattinson fills the cape and cowl quite fittingly.

Wed
02
Mar

Blind Luck Pictures' Flee The Light Bores Instead of Bewitches

Beginning in the late 13th century, the papal bull, led by Pope Gregory IX, established a new branch of the church in France intended to eliminate heretical Christian groups. The Inquisition, once formed, eventually evolved into the most zealous persecutors of persons accused of witchcraft, and its barbarous methods were preserved for posterity in the Malleus Malieficarum (The Witch Hammer), a notorious tome that served as the guidebook for Inquisitors designed to aid in the identification, prosecution and dispatching (read: execution) of witches. It’s estimated some 50,000 people, mostly women, were put to death between 1580 and 1630 in Europe alone. In North America, the hysteria continued well into the early colonial period, most infamously at the Salem, Massachusetts trials, and even into the new millennium, 3,000 accused individuals were killed by lynch mobs in the African nation of Tanzania from 2005 until 2011 for allegedly being witches.

Tue
22
Feb

Diabolical Dullness Destroys Uncork'd Entertainment's Exorcist Vengeance

Every moviegoer has differing tastes, and just as there are varieties of food, a veritable smorgasbord of comparable film styles exists. There’s the elegant haute cuisine of an arty foreign film, the spiciness of a romantic comedy, the burger-and-beer chest-thumping of action flicks. Certain motion pictures, however, like some culinary fare, are stale, their ingredients long-past the plainly stamped expiration date and sickening enough to audiences that their regurgitated story elements become toxic to the cinematic system. Their recipes are flat, over-processed imitations of earlier, superior silver screen outings, combined in ever-more-unpalatable flavors.

Sat
05
Feb

Everyone Loves a Villain: Willem Dafoe Takes Best Film Actor of 2021

Willem Dafoe

Critical Blast's Best of the Year awards have had strong winners before, but it's rare to have such an overwhelming blowout as seen in this year's Best Film Actor of 2021.

With nods going to McKenna Grace for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bob Odenkirk for Nobody and Chris Pratt for The Tomorrow War, the presence of Spider-Man: No Way Home starts to loom large in the voting.

Andrew Garfield has Spider-fans talking again after his performance, and it shows with the 9.86% of the votes he pulled in this year's polling. However, with two movies giving him momentum, Ryan Reynolds pulled ahead with 15.49% of teh vote.

Wed
02
Feb

Spider-Man: No Way Home Webs Up Best Film of 2021 Award

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The votes are in for this year's Critical Blast Best Film award, and it was a fairly close race -- for everyone except the winner, which took the prize by a substantial margin.

Among the top vote getters were Ghostbusters Afterlife, whch garnered nearly 10% of all votes cast, and Dune, with 15%.

But it was Sony who claimed the top prize, taking more than double the votes of the runner up film. Spider-Man: No Way Home turned out to be a real audience pleaser, with a story that appealed to fans of all eras of the franchise. Tom Holland is joined by Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield, each reprising their role as Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man in a plot that turns the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse. It's all the Spider-Men vs. all the villains in a free-for-all that brought moviegoers in for repeated viewings.

Sat
29
Jan

Gravitas Ventures An Exquisite Meal starves an audience ravenous for more

In the days since motion pictures were first developed, it’s been proven time and again there are certainly as many types of films as there are people; there are the flashy Michael Bay-produced bombastic blockbusters that draw your attention with a full-scale assault of computerized special-effects, outrageous frat-boy comedies, tear-jerking romances and introverted, brooding art-house films. There are the anti-authoritarian shock-horror rebels spitting in the face of polite society, muscular superhero action flicks that offer an overabundance of adolescent wish fulfillment fantasies, prescient, meditative science fiction that shows us where we’re heading and question if it’s a good place to ultimately be. Then there are the movies that, just as with people, could best be labeled eccentrics, whose very unconventionality and outright resistance to categorization place them in a proud, defiant league all their own.

Sat
22
Jan

No Sleep Films' The Last Radio Call Suffers in the Shadow of the Blair Witch

Last Radio Call

By now the premise is well-known, even cliché: a group of [STUDENTS/FILMMAKERS/OBSESSED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS] with hand-held cameras venture into a dark and foreboding location against the better judgment and dire warnings of superstitious residents, encounter a [FILL IN THE MONSTER] and disappear, leaving only the recovered video behind as evidence of their terrifying otherworldly encounter. Ever since directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez popularized and profiteered from their crudely effective cinéma vérité effort The Blair Witch Project in 1999, ‘found footage’ has emerged alongside the zombie apocalypse film as arguably the most numerous and, oftentimes, underappreciated subgenre in 21st century horror, yet its consistent appeal to both audiences and producers is unquestionably clear.

Thu
06
Jan

Terror Comes Home With Trick 6 Films Evil At The Door

There are few places more sacred than our home. That sanctum sanctorum, that domicile of leisure, that haven from the world and its ever-present ills. The sense of defilement when the inviolability of our homes are robbed, vandalized or otherwise desecrated by uninvited intruders can be profound. Like Poe’s Prospero sealing his abbey from the Red Death, billions are invested annually in the name of home security, and from simple guard dogs to handguns to the latest state-of-the-art digital systems, we spare no expense to keep our private refuge safe.

Sun
02
Jan

Matrix Resurrections Unnecessary, Unworthy Addition to Franchise

Matrix Resurrections

What can be said about the Matrix series that hasn’t already been said? It is almost an universal opinion among the fans that the trilogy started great with the first movie but was a bit of a let down by the third. Would the fourth movie return the series to greatness or continue the descent into mediocrity? While that is always a matter of personal opinion, I’ll be happy to share my opinion with you today, but be warned… I am always loose with spoilers.

We start off watching a scene unfold where the characters are unfamiliar and awkward. The cinematography felt off as the movie tried to recreate the old scene where Trinity escaped the agents in the beginning of the first movie. It’s a really hard scene to watch because it puts Resurrections into a position of direct comparison to the original masterpiece. Needless to say, the new movie did not compare very well at all.

Sat
01
Jan

Vote for the Best of 2021

Best of 2021

It's a brand new year, and no doubt there nothing anyone wants to do less than to look back at 2021, the year that looked at 2020 and said, "Hold my beer."

But in terms of entertainment options, 2021 had a better turnout than its predecessor, due in part to the reopening of movie theaters (although a good number of great stories were told through streaming services as well). Likewise, there was many good things in broadcast and streaming series to capture the attention, and a swell of wonderful stories in the comic book industry, largely bolstered by a rise in indepently produced products.

So we urge you to take a deep breath for one more last look at the year, and select the best among the nominees below to determine which ones deserve a Critical Blast Best of 2021 trophy.

This voting also includes the voting or our annual Bombshell of the Year, selecting among the twelve cosplayers who were each spotlighted in our monthly Bombshell of the Month feature.

Mon
27
Dec

Uncork'd Entertainment's Breeder Plumbs Depths of Dark Science

Breeder

According to World Health Organization statistics, by 2030, one in six people will be aged 60 years or over, and by the century’s mid-point, the figure will exceed 2.1 billion. As the population of many western industrialized nations grays at an unprecedented rate, the urge to avoid the effects of older age has evolved into an ever-present multi-billion-dollar industry. There’s an endless array of pills and potions, creams and cleanses, ointments and therapies that promise to fend off Father Time, and to some there’s no price too high to prolong their youth.

Mon
20
Dec

Did Sony Just Leave Spider-Man with No Way Home to the MCU?

Spider-Man No Way Home

The comics-sphere is going to be abuzz this week with talk of the latest MCU joint venture, Spider-Man: No Way Home. Much of that buzz will come from people who haven't seen it yet and are excited to get to it, while those who have seen it try to hold the spoilery bits inside so they don't come across like the jackasses of the Internet.

Hee-haw.

Thu
16
Dec

Is Spider-Man: No Way Home the GOAT of the MCU?

Spider-Man: No Way Home opens across the U.S. on 12/17/2021.

2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home ended with one of the best cliffhangers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After swinging around Manhattan with his girlfriend, MJ (Zendaya), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) sees himself on a big screen in Times Square, but not as Spider-Man. Crusading journalist J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons), using doctored audio and video courtesy of the late “true hero” Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) shatters Spidey’s life by revealing his secret identity. The world now knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man! “OMG!” as the kids say!

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