“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” – Is This Maleficent Any Good?

Last October 16, 2019, a movie that has been awaited by many families including those who have small children has been released. The reason why even children are allowed to see the movie is that the Disney movie labeled it as all age film, meaning anyone of any age can watch.

The name and character of Maleficent are very close to the story of Sleeping Beauty, the beautiful Princess Aurora as one of a line of Disney princesses. No wonder why most of the viewers are little girls. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which is still played by Angelina Jolie and her adopted daughter Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, began to clash and questions the meaning of family when both have different views. It started with the marriage that Aurora wanted to be opposed by Maleficent.

In pursuit of the success of the first sequel that earned 785.5 million US dollars on its first screening, the Maleficent 2 film is expected to again become one of Walt Disney’s successful works. This is based on the number of talks among film lovers, especially those who like fairy tales will increase the intensity of intricate relationships between horned fairies and Aurora. So, was Maleficent: Mistress of Evil a good film or not?

Here are some good points why watch this film and might tell you that this is a good movie:

  • Entrust Angelina Jolie again. The character of Angelina Jolie will become increasingly horror. The change and reinforcement of Angelina Jolie’s character from a good fairy to a villain are clearly illustrated in the trailer of the film.
  • It also tells how the dark side will emerge, especially focusing on the conflict with the Queen played by Michelle Pfeiffer, and her complicated relationship with Princess Aurora.
  • There’s a new face in this sequel. Returning to attract talented stars, this time Walt Disney made one of the stars ‘Doctor Strange’, Chiwitel Ejiofor, as part of the cast.
  • The more complex new story flow. Princess Aurora was faced with two choices. Does he have to choose Maleficent who has raised him or prospective new family?
  • This film shows that nothing can beat a mother’s love for her child.
  • What looks evil on the outside doesn’t always mean that it can be also bad in inside.
  • This film also shows that one day you will find someone who loves you for who you are, and that is unconditional love.

Was Game of Thrones the Most Popular TV Show of the 2000s?

When we heard of the word “television series”, there are already a lot of shows that are popping into our minds. Shows that are very popular throughout the decade and some of them are still ongoing until now. There’s a lot to choose from but some of them surely stand out over hundreds of shows.

There’s no doubt that some of the television series from the 2000s are just so good that no one will argue about it. If you try to search the internet about the most reviewed television series, you will see a very long list of TV series that’s been aired for decades and still airing until now.

One of the most reviewed and most popular TV show that is known to mankind is the Game of Thrones. They say that this show is a whole package. There is something for everyone to enjoy, there’s violence, thriller, sex, romance, drama, horror, comedy, fiction, fantasy, and even witchcraft. It is a show like no other because of all the contents in the series like its uniqueness.

The Game of Thrones is being aired globally and that is one of the contributing factors why this is the most popular and most searched TV shows of the 2000s. This is the TV show that even it will leave you on a cliff-hanging; you will surely look forward to more episodes and be excited about it.

 Here are some reasons why you should watch this TV show:

  • No main character. There are so many characters, and all of them are even.
  • They teach that humans are different, they must be tolerant, have advantages and disadvantages of each, and change with the forging of life.
  • All the cinematic work at a whole lot of amazing levels.
  • The show’s craftsmanship technique in terms of the set of decoration and equipment is extraordinary.
  • There are dragons, wolves, mammoths, and others who are ready to make both amazed and horrified.
  • In the real world, anyone can be the perpetrators of the mistakes exhibited by the characters in this TV show, especially in politics.
  • The show’s background location is very impressive.
  • The show managed to make his fans guess the continuation of the story in each episode.
  • Taking a medieval setting, successfully presents stunning costume settings, places, and graphics.
  • All aspects are of the highest quality standard, both in terms of building fiction and in the achievement of cinematographic techniques.

There Are Lots Of Sites Where You Can Watch Movies For Free

We all know that websites like 123movies.com are great. Why? Because they allow you to watch movies for free. If you’re stressed after a long day or looking to entertain during the weekend, watching a movie at home can be a great way to have fun and wind down. Fortunately, there are many ways to make this happen. Let’s take a look at where you can watch movies for free.

Watching Movies From Home

Movie streaming has become easier over the years. It seems as if there are new free movie sites popping up every day! Many sites don’t require you to sign up, so you won’t have to fill out annoying forms that ask for your name and email. Years ago, we were reliant on either renting DVDs or watching a movie in a movie theater. Now, we can watch some of the biggest blockbusters from the comfort of home.

Top Sites To Watch Free Movies

Some of the best sites for watching movies for free include Vumoo, Putlocker, Movie Ninja, 123 movies, and Yify TV. If you have a library card, you can use either Kanopy or hoopla to watch movies. If ads don’t bother you, you can check out Popcornflix or Sony Crackle. Vimeo is another good site. Sometimes you’ll have to pay, but if short films are your favorite you can typically find these for free.

What Are You Waiting For?

Pop some popcorn and stock up on your favorite snacks. Have your friends or family decide on a movie and get started. With so many sites available to watch a movie for free, you shouldn’t have any trouble setting up your home cinema. You can watch from your laptop or computer, or even use an Amazon Fire TV stick or Roku to stream. We hope you enjoy the movie!

Critics Love Mark Ruffalo In The Movie “Dark Waters”

There have been many blockbuster movies that center on the expose of the most significant controversies of all time. These events are big, loud, and gripping, with all the twists and turns that come with a Hollywood film. In the film, the story even gets bigger with a larger-than-life protagonist often played by the most bankable actor or actress of the current generation. This is where Todd Haynes’ movie Dark Waters comes in. But unlike the other films, this narrative feels different, a stand-out from the rest.

Where the water darkened

Dark Waters is the story of a corporate lawyer named Robert Bilott, who is played by Mark Ruffalo. Robert is a consistent, rule-abiding lawyer who did not stray from what his superiors wanted from. He only did what he was told and nothing more than that. However, everything changes in the appearance of a surprise visitor. The visitor was Wilbur Tennant, played by Bill Camp, a hard-working farmer who had recently experienced problems at his farm. Wilbur was seeking Robert, for help, but Robert was not showing interest. However, despite Robert’s resistance, he conceded to Wilbur, knowing that Wilbur and Robert’s grandmother were friends. In the insistence of Wilbur and out of familial loyalty, Robert visited his farm, and he sees that Wilbur’s cows have been poison by the creek where a large corporation called Dupont has been dumping their chemical waste. That is when Robert decides to represent Wilbur.

However, his decision to help was met with much resistance as the firm he is working for is strongly associated with Dupont, and the corporation is not taking this issue lying down. The corporation has done everything to cover its tracks and as Robert discovers through taking Wilbur’s case, and all the secrets are slowly unraveling.

The work was starting to take a toll not only on his career but also on his marriage. His wife Sarah, played by Anne Hathaway, was supportive at the beginning but eventually, only to a certain point, as Robert’s obsession grew.

Drama and intrigue: more than a film, a must watch

The the film was so heavy and image-driven, and it was wonderfully shot. Each character is depicted with such vigor, rawness and fragility, each one of them stands out on the film. The actors delivered such beautiful performances. Mark Ruffalo, being the hero in the center of the chaos, transformed form a conventional stoic character to a passionate lawyer. It is simply something to watch out for.    

“The Witcher” – A Great Adaptation On Netflix

When it comes to watching movies or tv series, people will have different platforms to choose from. The good thing is that these days, watching your favorite stars no longer requires you to go to the cinema instead you can stay on your bed and enjoy watching for as long as you want. In fact, you will have endless options to choose from which means you will never get bored even if you have to stay at home for a day. With an internet connection at home, you can enjoy watching on Netflix which is a popular source of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more.

What to Watch on Netflix

Deciding what to watch on Netflix may not be that easy because of the selection available. If you are fond of reading books, for sure you can find movie or tv series adaptations on Netflix. One of the recent adaptations on Netflix is “The Witcher” that was released on December 20, 2019. This is perfect to those who love to watch fantasy series with a bit of drama. The series is full of magic, knights, and different characters like Bargafar, Vilgefortz, Mousesack, and more. Andrzej Sapkowski was the author of the book series who was inspired by a series of video games.

The TV series can be considered a gamble because you have to keep your focus on the story. You might feel confused with the scenes which is why some of the watchers need to repeat watching it again. Its storytelling is not the same with other series that you have watched before however this also gives it a thrill and make the watchers feel excited.

You might think that the series is something like “The Game of Thrones” where many people are hooked up. Yet, “The Witcher” is more of magic and fantasy unlike in Game of Thrones that features a lot of battle. Though you can witness fights in the series, it is not as intense with what you have witnessed in the Game of Thrones. This can be more appealing to children if you don’t want to exposed them to fight scenes. It is something that you have to watch out for and enjoy with your family and friends. There are a lot of TV series and movies that you can watch on Netflix so you don’t have to go to the cinema to support your favorite stars and be updated with what is the latest movies.

Who Votes For The Academy Awards?

There are many factors to consider film award-worthy. You have to consider the cinematography, the editing, the sound-mixing, the costumes, the soundtrack, the set, and the script, to name a few. You also have to consider the actors, the directions, the producers, and the stunt crew. There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration to give one particular film the highest praise.

The Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars is one of the most highly respected award-giving bodies in the world. Actors, producers, writers, set designers, costume designers, and all the people who work in the film industry have dreamed to one day win an Oscar. The Oscars hold such high prestige that people all around the globe know what it means to win this award.

Votation and nominations

Many brilliant movies are excluded from the nomination list. The Academy is known for doing such. Many people were saying that these wonderful films that were excluded were snubbed. It makes us think about how these films were snubbed in the first place.

Like all the other ceremonies, the Academy has an intricate system of selection that is clearly laid out in their 35-page rule book. There are two basic steps of selection. The first step is for the Academy members to vote on all the eligible movies for that year. Only active Academy members can vote. The final list, which is called the Oscar nominees list with be announced by January. The next step is that the Academy members will vote again, this time among the movies that made the nominees list. The movie that gets the most votes wins the award.

As for the nomination, rules are also applied for all the movies that are to be nominated. An Academy member cannot just nominate a movie. The movie should have the specifications to compete. For example, to compete in a feature-length category, the film should be over 40 minutes. The movie must be viewing in cinemas for 7 consecutive days, played 3 times a day, with at least screening between 6 pm to 10 pm.

Becoming an Academy member

The process of votation is tedious. It is also as difficult as when a person is applying for an Academy membership. For a person to be a candidate, he or she must have a minimum of 3 theatrical feature film credits released in the last 5 years. The specifications may change depending on the department.   

“Bad Boys For Life” – Maybe The Best In The Smith/Lawrence Series

Since the Bad Boys movie came out in 1995 in the theatres, it didn’t turn out so bad. In fact, it made a great impression which leads to a series of movie comebacks. Bad Boys II came out last 2003 and now the Bad Boys For Life in 2020. It also has a spin-off television series called “L.A.’s Finest,” together with Jessica Alba.

Is this 2020 version of Bad Boys a big hit for the unstoppable duo of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence? We’ll find out more about that in this article.

The Duo that everybody wanted to see

When the Bad Boys movie was launched in 1995, it gained positive reviews among audiences worldwide. It grossed a total of $141,407,024 in the Box Office worldwide compared to its $19 million production budget. It gained 43% (62 reviews) in the Rotten Tomatoes and 41% (24 reviews) in Metacritic.

The duo was proven to be the most wanted as their second movie release the Bad Boys II earned more than the previous. It gathered a total of $273,339,556 in the Box office against its production budget of $130 million. It was a much-awaited movie that came back because Bad Boys 2 was released on July 18, 2003, 8 years after the first Bad Boys movie was released on April 7, 1995.

The comedy that brought it to life

Undoubtedly, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are good comedians. This makes their character more appealing to the audience. They invoke a charisma that will bring their audience along with them to a perfect balance of action and comedy.

The Overall Score and Ratings

The latest but not the last Bad Boys movie, the Bad Boys For Life had gained a much more invigorating score in the box office and famous movie review magazines. The 2020 film won a massive leap in the box office as it reaches $292,654,667 in its worldwide gross income, making it number one in the Box Office. The movie’s production budget was only $90 million.

Rotten Tomatoes scored the film 77% (220 reviews) in its Tomatometer with a 96% audience score. Metacritic scores 59 (45 reviews).

The movie was directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi. Produced by Will Smith, who starred in the film, Doug Belgrad, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Its initial release was on January 7, 2020, in Berlin and was officially released last January 17, 2020. So this was indeed a big hit for both Smith and Laurence.