Fizziology Bestows Social Media Buzz Awards For Summer Movies

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“‘The Conjuring’ kept going,” Handley said. “There was a lot of word of mouth. People continued to talk about it, and see it a second or third time.” Biggest comeback: Paramount Pictures’ “World War Z” was plagued with negative pre-chatter from people who had read the book and feared a poor adaptation and industry insiders focused on production problems. Once the film opened in theaters, positive audience reaction changed the tenor of the online conversation. “It was purely an organic thing,” Handley said. “It was a reaction to actually watching the movie.” ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Most positive buzz: Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 2” received the most favorable comments in its opening week, with 92% of posts praising the animated film. “This is, by far, the standout when it comes to sustained positive buzz, pre- and post-release,” Handley said. Most fanboy buzz: Warner Bros.’ “Pacific Rim” captured the hearts of male enthusiasts, who talked animatedly about director Guillermo del Toro films, mulled specific details about the set, props and technology used in the production and generally geeked out about the science fiction film. Eleven percent of the conversation in the week before and after release came from these fanboys. Most kids-at-heart desire to see: Disney/Pixar Animation Studios’ “Monsters University” was the most successful family film when it came to connecting with parents. Some 19% of the social media discussion in the week leading up to release came from adults who proclaimed they wanted to see the movie because they were still “kids at heart.” “That’s important to getting parents to want to take their kids to a movie,” Handley said. “Other animated movies that may not have done so well, you’re getting much less (of this) conversation.” PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Best use of social: Universal Pictures’ “The Purge,” the science fiction film that explores what would happen if, once a year, people could commit any crime without legal consequences, had people on social media talking about what they’d do if the purge were real. The studio’s hashtag (or label), #SurviveTheNight, had fans engaged in a conversation about the movie’s premise rather than merely passing along promotional materials, Handley said. Most fangirl buzz: Disney/Marvel Entertainment’s “Iron Man 3” generated the most fangirl swoon. Females accounted for more than 57% of the people talking positively about the film, with fans posting enthusiastically (in all capital letters, with emoticons) about their desire to see the film, their love of actor Robert Downey Jr.

One Possible Future for Movies: Projecting Them in 270 Degrees

CGV currently has 40 screens designed to show ScreenX films at 22 theaters throughout South Korea, and Noh said he expects many more will be ScreenX-ready soon. [The X] is a starting point, Kim said. A feature film could leverage the technology, show the full capabilities of what ScreenX could do, how it could be more sophisticated. Business editor Derek Thompson looks at how such a simple commodity became as pricey as soda. Video A quick, animated look at at where emissions come from on our planet Video A brief history of technological progress and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing Video Inequality explained in pie charts (made of actual pie) Video Two longtime Atlantic writers hit the runway in their Cirrus plane. Video A quick explainer on monetary policy Video The Eurythmics star discusses insights from her life as a musician, AIDS activist, mother, and more. Video No, seriously, what *is* money? Video A video explores urban legends from around the world. Video The reclusive artist behind the iconic brand gives a tour of her kaleidoscopic headquarters. Video Sarah Heyward on moving from literary fiction to TV Video An animated short film highlights the importance of good posture in the workplace. Video No matter how great that piece looks on the chalkboard, eventually you have to erase it. Video Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on what he learned from rejection Video A haunting documentary about a West Virginia town plagued by painkiller addiction Video Oceanographer David Gallo on taking risks at 12,500 feet under the sea Video Take an epic ride through the New England countryside. Video Artist R.

20 Cable Alternatives for Watching TV and Movies

Note: All the sites and services mentioned in this article appear in a complete list on the final page of this article, alongside some additional resources. You’re welcome! Specific Networks and Television Shows (Free) When there’s a current television show that you want to watch as close to the release date as possible and for free, the best place to start is the show’s or host network’s website. For example, each night’s episode of The Daily Show is posted on TheDailyShow.com the next day. Modern Family appears on ABC.Go shortly after airing. PBS.org can quench your Downton Abbey craving, or you can let your kids get their fill of Bert and Ernie from a selection of rotating videos on SesameStreet.org . Likewise NBC , CBS , and Fox all have limited content to view for free right on their sites. New episodes usually don’t have a long shelf-life, though. Networks often take them down within a few days, and not every show is available online for free. So this method of watching specific shows on their sites or their network’s site only works for series that you follow actively and plan to watch within a few days of a new episode airing. There are other ways to get hot episodes and recently released movies, though, but it’ll cost you. Specific Shows and Movies (Paid) When you’ve exhausted your free options and can’t find the specific television show you want to watch (in a legal way), you can turn to either a la carte services or subscriptions.