The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including who was paid what in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, what film did Quentin Tarantino pick as his favourite for 2015, the new Deadpool trailer and much, much more…
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Now all those festivities are over, let’s look forward to next year’s big day: the release of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Only 353 days left.
Hopefully you received a Star Wars set or two to occupy the wait. Good for you if they included Chris Evans, who was named 2015’s “best value” star this week; bad for you if you got a Johnny Depp. He was declared “most overpaid”.
Flickering Myth’s belated Christmas present to you is much more Evans than Depp – 5 Facts from Movies Set at Christmas that Aren’t Actually Christmas Movies. Enjoy.
Although now two weeks into its release, the movie news is still strong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film’s box office success has helped Disney cross the $5 billion mark for 2015, making them one step closer to purchasing your fourth favourite childhood intellectual property.
It’s quite the feat, considering how much Harrison Ford and J.J. Abrams are reportedly getting paid.It costs money to bypass compressors.
SPOILER SECTION: The newer additions to the franchise were paid nowhere near those figures, which makes sense when one of them was originally meant to die. In fact, the original plot of the movie was pretty much entirely different.
He’s been in a candid mood. Abrams also claimed “full responsibility” for any shortcomings in Star Trek Into Darkness. He references “fundamental story problems” and the Khan coverup scandal, but never – NEVER – does he mention excluding a colon from the movie’s title.
Head to the next page to watch the new Deadpool trailer, find out what Quentin Tarantino’s favourite film of 2015 is, learn why Marvel haven’t made a Hulk solo movie yet, and much, much more…