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Top 10 Best Music Moments from Quentin Tarantino Movies

Pulp Fiction – “Misirlou” Changing to “Jungle Boogie”

While we don’t hear the full song, “Misirlou” by Dick Dale is the tune most associate with Pulp Fiction.

This may be because the song is the first thing we hear at the beginning of the film. It plays during the opening credits before being abruptly cut off by someone switching radio stations, only to stop on “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang.

Kill Bill Vol. 1 – O-Ren Ishii’s Entrance to the House Of Blue Leaves is Accompanied by “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”

“Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei is no doubt the theme of the two-part saga, Kill Bill.

Even though many may think of the song’s commanding presence at the House of Blue Leaves even during The Bride’s epic sword duel with O-Ren Ishii, it actually appears sooner.

The extravagant melody plays in the background as the crime boss and Crazy 88 first enter the restaurant. The insertion at a relatively peaceful scene foreshadowed the bloodshed that was soon to come.

Jackie Brown – Jackie Brown Lip Syncing “Across 110th Street”

“Across 110th Street” has a strong presence as a theme.

It begins the film by playing over the opening credits of Jackie Brown. However, the truly defining moment of this movie’s theme comes at the end. After Jackie Brown survives the ‘repugnant shit’ she had to deal with, she’s sitting back behind the wheel of her car, lip syncing the lyrics to “Across 110th Street” by Bobby Womack.

Django Unchained – Django and Broomhilda Looking for “Freedom”

Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton’s “Freedom” is a song filled with heartbreaking lyrics and darker themes that was too perfectly suited for Django Unchained.

The film is a raw portrayal of pre-Civil War in the South before developing into a tale of revenge. Its most noteworthy moment of this is during a flashback Django has of his attempt at escape with his wife, Broomhilda, which is intertwined with scenes of her torture.

“Freedom” plays throughout, making an already dark moment truly haunting.

Reservoir Dogs – “Stuck in The Middle with You” Plays as Mr. Blonde Tortures Marvin

The level of Mr. Blonde’s evil character is shown throughout the film, but its limits aren’t made crystal clear until the infamous warehouse scene.

He takes the time to change stations on the radio until it lands on “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel, then proceeds to torture Marvin Nash by cutting off his ear. Before he can burn the man, however, Mr. Blond is shot by Mr. Orange with a round of bullets, the same moment the song abruptly cuts off.

A tune discussing the ‘wrong place at the wrong time’ theme matches Marvin’s predicament quite well.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Sharon Tate’s Relationship with Music

Unlike other moments mentioned on this list, this one (or two) involves something much more lighthearted, and it’s all due to Sharon Tate.

Her connection with music is undoubtedly strong, and this is especially shown twice in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This first scene showcases her letting loose and feeling the music as she dances to Paul Revere and the Raiders’ “Good Thing” on her record player.

The second scene shows Sharon in tranquil bliss as her Porsche radio plays Buffy St. Marie’s cover of “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” Plays while Cliff Takes Out the Manson Followers

Vanilla Fudge’s “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” gets extra attention because of its place during the reimagined night of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Stuntman Cliff Booth plays the song to enjoy his upcoming ‘journey’ when three members of the Manson Family barge into the Dalton household. Cliff, his dog, and Rick’s wife Francesca all jump on the intruders and make them regret ever stepping into the house.

Inglourious Bastards – Shosanna Getting Ready on the Premiere During David Bowie’s “Cat People”

David Bowie’s “Cat People” was the icing on the cake during the explosive ending scene of Inglourious Bastards.

It takes place at the premiere of a Nazi propaganda film held in La Gamaar Cinema, which is owned by Shosanna. She is unaware that her plans are to be sabotaged by Lt. Aldo Raine and the Basterds, who intend to show their own premiere for Third Reich on the same night.

“Cat People” plays over a montage of Shosanna as she gets ready for the event, which heightens the tension as the melody emphasizes both fury and elegance.

Pulp Fiction – Vincent And Mia Dancing To “You Never Can Tell”

Earlier, it was mentioned that “Misirlou” was the theme of Pulp Fiction, but Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” is perhaps the most defining moment in the film.

Vincent takes his boss’ wife, Mia, to the ‘50s-style diner Jack Rabbit Slim’s for fun. However, she eventually talks him into entering a dance contest. Their choreography to “You Never Can Tell” is spontaneous and amateur, but its charm gets them the grand prize.

Pulp Fiction – Mia Dancing to “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”

Urge Overkill’s cover of “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” by Neil Diamond is perhaps one of the most iconic moments.

Why? Because the build-up starts long before the time the song plays. The high from being crowned with the winning dance and holding strong chemistry ultimately makes things awkward for Vincent and Mia. Where Vincent escapes to the bathroom to collect himself, Mia dances to “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” in the living room.

However, the song only adds to Vincent’s conflicted emotions, which prevents him from noticing Mia’s error in mistaking the heroin in his coat for cocaine, leading to an overdose.

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20 Great Movies About Fathers & Sons That Will Make You Laugh & Cry

The relationship between father and son is unique. This film collection showcases a unique blend of love, humor, and complicated emotions as it focuses on fathers and sons.

About Time
Following his father’s advice, Tim is able to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. However, while Tim’s relationship with his father is touching, the film is rated R for language and sexual content.

Big Fish
As a child, his father would tell him fantastic and fantastical stories. You could get sucked into the fun stories and end up with some great personal memories.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
He based his book on the real-life science in order to create this Netflix original movie that helps his Malawian village and family escape starvation.

A Goofy Movie
Max has a goofy, but well-meaning father in Goofy. An intense experience awaits the father-son duo, as they set out on a road trip together.

Chef
He moves to Miami to pursue his goal of opening a food truck, and it revives his passion for cooking because he is with his son in Miami. All of the food shots are excellent even though the film is rated R.

Finding Nemo
Marlin, Nemo’s clown fish father, is overprotective. When Nemo goes missing, Marlin and Dory will have to search for him.

Field of Dream
Kinsella holds a grudge against his deceased father, who was a baseball fan. When he connects with his estranged father, he gets an additional advantage in luring MLB players to the field.

Dad
Until his mother died, John Tremont had never worried about his father. Realizing that he has to care for his father’s misbehavior, John takes action and begins caring for his own son.

Disney’s Kid
He is only interested in his future if he runs into his younger self. Help Russ manage his troubled past. It is thought that father-son relationships do not apply. People are all searching for their inner child.

Bigfoot Family
In this Netflix original film, Bigfoot’s young son takes on an evil CEO in order to save his family and wildlife preserve. A father-son film, in which a mythical creature is added for good measure.

How to Train Your Dragon
Hiccup is a young Viking and an unlikely friend of mankind’s most dreaded enemy: a fearsome dragon named Toothless. Stoick and Hiccup are fixed thanks to Hiccup and Toothless’ hard work.

Kramer vs. Kramer
He discovers what it’s like to be a parent and to defend his family after his wife leaves him.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Luke, in the second Star Wars movie, discovers who his father is. These quotes feature famous sayings.

Onward
In this animated adventure, two elf brothers go on a quest to save their father who is trapped in a faraway kingdom.

Billy Eliot
The unintentional open dance class has Billy in the middle of a boxing workout. When Billy discovers that he has dancing abilities, he is pushed to assert his talents. The conflict between Billy and his father does not alter because words have been removed.

The Lion King
When his father died, Simba was heartbroken, and as a result, his world crumbled. Following the death of his father, Simba has returned to Pride Rock to reclaim his birthright as king.

The Main Event
When Leo puts on a special wrestling mask, he discovers his hidden talent. Seeing that his mother has abandoned their house, Leo becomes determined to save the family.

17 Again
A 37-year-old father of two has to reconnect with his 15-year-old son, who he finds is a bit of a loser. The movie is worth watching to see how Zac Efron interacts with his “kids.”

The Pursuit of Happyness
This is based on a true story, and a real-life father becomes determined to raise his son when homeless. You may well cry while watching this film, which has a PG-13 rating.

Sleepless In Seattle
Single father Sam Baldwin has an eight-year-old son, Jonah. Still mourning, but speaking on the radio was their option. The radio story begins her adventure.

Disney’s Lightyear Movies Cancelled in Ontario’s Elementary School Due to Controversial Content

Disney’s latest animated movie, “Lightyear,” has been postponed due to controversial content. An elementary school has written to parents informing them of the change. In the letter, the school has given an alternative movie for the kids to view.

The animated story contains a kiss by a lesbian couple, making the movie questionable. Chris Evans is the main character, Buzz.

St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School organized the trip on June 22, which set the students from junior kindergarten to grade 3 were set to see ‘Lightyear’ at Cineplex Cinemas. The school sent a digital note to parents explaining the change of the movie “Lightyear” to “Sing 2”.

Parents were informed the movie had questionable content, which the school didn’t explain. The letter also gave parents the liberty to ask for a refund if they were not okay with the move.

What are the questionable contents in Lightyear?

The film depicts a female character, voiced by actress Uzo Aduba, kissing her female partner, with actor Chris Evans playing the inspiration for the “Toy Story” action figure, Buzz Lightyear.

According to a school spokesperson, “The language, humor, and overall content of the film were age-inappropriate and unrelated to the curriculum.” CTV News Toronto told people what the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board had to say.

“Disney in Conflict”

Disney has recently faced protests from its staff and activists regarding CEO Bob Chapek’s slow public criticism of Florida legislation dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Pixar had taken the scene out of the movie before, but it was put back in after employees from Pixar protested Disney’s response to Florida’s bill.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill into law in March, which prohibits sexual orientation and gender identity education is taught in kindergarten through third grade.

More countries have banned Lightyear.

Thirteen more nations are set to ban US $200 million movies. Many Muslim-majority countries have criminalized same-sex encounters. The nations where the movie is not to be shown include Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE is a Muslim-led nation that hasn’t legalized same-sex relationships. Disney has to censor distribution to the Middle East market.

Chris Evans has termed the move as frustrating, as many other nations are set to bar the movie. At the same time, Evans told The Associated Press how satisfying it is to be part of something making a social impact, though it causes bittersweet frustration sometimes.

Disney Inc. is yet to release a statement pertaining the movie. And the officials are yet to be reached to make a comment.

John Williams, 90, Steps Away from Film but He still Composing Concert Music

It’s almost impossible, especially for the film and music enthusiast, to have lived a life without listening to John Williams’ music. Williams has become the undisputed king of Hollywood film scoring for the past six decades. As once written in “Rolling Stone” German edition magazine about John William, “It’s not that he needs the films; the films need him.”

He composed three “Star Wars” film trilogies over 40 years and became the most Oscar-nominated composer. Williams’ first Oscar award was in 1976 for an astounding soundtrack to the movie “Jaws.” His musical adventures have become a generational soundtrack for many filmmakers. He is now a master in suspense music creation.

Although many people perhaps know Williams for his music in the “Star Wars” trilogy, he often worked with the Hollywood director Steven Spielberg and collaborated in 28 films. Spielberg praised the composer’s work during the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement event in 2016.

But now, at 90 years, John Williams is leaving film but not music.

Why leave the film?

John Williams is working on “Indiana Jones 5,” his last film score. Williams, who turned 90 in February, said just as Harrison Ford, who is younger than him, announced the film was his last, he thought he could do it also.

According to Williams, he wants to spend his time in other ways. “Star Wars” film demands six months of work, which he points out as a long commitment to him at this point in his life. However, his music sticks with us. Williams is devoting his time composing concert music, including the piano concerto he is writing for Emmanuel Ax.

Williams can now reflect on his accomplishments, current ambitions, and what music has meant to him. He notes that “it’s given me the ability to breathe, the ability to live and understand that there’s more to corporal life.” According to Williams, music can raise one’s thinking to the level of poetry, and it’s an essential part of our humanity. He says that music has given him life.

In turn, Williams has given soundtrack to the lives of many others through more than 100 film scores, including “Jurassic Park,” “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T,” “Indiana Jones,” “Superman,” “Harry Potter,” and “Schindler’s List.”

According to his longtime friend, Ma, Williams’ music encompasses all the events and changes throughout his life.

Unquantifiable Accomplishments

John Williams’ music is beloved and has helped define the 20th and 21st centuries’ sounds. Music is part of his life. Whether he is working on a specific project or not, Williams writes music daily. He has five Oscars and has been nominated for Academy Awards 52 times. A number only achieved by Walt Disney.

Williams says nothing is more rewarding than knowing his music is played worldwide. He spends hours composing in pencil something he says, “it’s like cutting a stone at your desk.”

He started his career as a jazz pianist, where he played on the West Side Story Soundtrack. His first film scoring was 1958’s “Daddy-O’. By the mid-70s, Williams had composed several scores for comedies, and disaster movies, winning an Oscar for “Jaws” in 1976. Since then, he has been respected for creating very diverse scores.

His work is not only limited to film scores. He has been featured as a guest conductor for various orchestras. He composed the 2002 Olympic anthem “Call of the Champions” for the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Williams also composed music for the swearing-in ceremony of U.S. President Barack Obama in 2009. Williams has also created original works for famous classical musicians such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violist Itzhak Perlman.

Even after 90, he has several concerts planned for the rest of the year, including performances in Singapore, Los Angeles and Lisbon. Though he is no longer in film, he is still a cinema enthusiast and enchanted by how the combination of film and sound achieves liftoff technique.

Watch The Bob’s Burgers Movie Now on  HBO Max and Hulu

After almost two years of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans have the perfect opportunity to catch up with the Belchers again. However, it’s not the hilarious animated comedy but now The Bob’s Burgers Movie. After fans fell in love with the TV show, the movie now available for streaming still captures all the comical aspects of the Belchers.

Perfect Timing

There is no excellent time to hit the screen than during the summer blockbuster season. Despite the long delay, 20th Century’s The Bob’s Burgers Movie premiered in the perfect summertime. The movie is available for streaming on Hulu and HBO Max. Anyone subscribed to these two services can watch it right now.

Still, the movie is available for rent on digital on-demand for fans who want to watch it without a subscription. UK fans can now catch it on Disney Plus after a successful merger between 20th Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company that also partly caused the delay.

While the movie may not be the usual box office hit, it had a successful theatrical release with over $30 million locally. Though the film had a little international impact on revenue, it was still a large hit with fans and critics. The Bob’s Burgers Movie got an 87% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

The audience rating acknowledged that new fans are bound to love the movie, with long-term viewers finding it fulfilling and rewarding. Fans who may have missed the TV show episodes can still stream them on Hulu in the US. UK fans can find previous shows on Disney Plus, Virgin TV Go, ITV Hub, and Sky Go.

Synopsis

The Bob’s Burgers Movie almost synchronizes with where the sequence ends, and now it picks up with familiar callbacks and side characters. The movie follows Bob’s chaotic but lovable family preparing for an anticipated busy summer. However, things turn out differently.

The turn of events happens when a burst water main in front of Bob’s burger joint opens a giant sinkhole derailing all their summer plans. Since the sinkhole completely blocks the entrance, Bob, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and Linda, voiced by John Roberts, struggle to keep the business running.

Meanwhile, the kids are trying to solve a mystery that could turn around the restaurant’s fortunes for the better. Also, the kids, among other things, go on a murder mystery investigation after a body is found in the sinkhole.

The hectic moments that follow as the family business faces foreclosure and the thrilling adventure they go on with their financial woes make it worth streaming right now.

Amidst all these struggles and dangers, they keep hope by helping each other while fighting to get things back in control and their original state. The movie is also a magnificent musical.

The Cast and Voices

To ensure the fans continue their unique experience, The Bob’s Burgers Movie features all the hilarious Belchers. The main cast includes Bob, Linda, Tina, Louise, and Gene. These are voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Kristen Schaal, and Eugene Mirman.

In addition, the supporting cast is voiced by other fan-favorite characters, including Zach Galifianakis, David Wain, Larry Murphy, Stephanie Beatriz, Kevin Kline, Gary Cole, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Sarah Silverman, Nicole Byer, and Paul Rudd.

Don’t forget to stream the movie on HBO Max and Hulu.

Why Dolby Vision is Worthy of Your Daily TV Experience?


Experts argue that Dolby Vision makes for a better TV watching experience. TV marketing will endlessly mention high dynamic range, but few people understand what it actually means. Dolby Vision is a form of advanced High dynamic range (HDR) that lets your television adjust brightness and contrast levels as the screen transitions from one scene to the next. Viewers experience better image quality when adjusting brightness and contrast to suit their tastes. The Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata to decide which brightness contrast ratio is best for the audience.


What Exactly is HDR?


The first innovations in HDR were made as early as the mid-1800s. Jean Baptiste Le Gray was a photographer who introduced the idea of HDR. He created the concept of tone mapping, which is used by photographers today. The concept aids artists in reducing shadows, brightening colors, and managing contrast on objects in an image. Today, videographers use tone mapping skills to manage and improve the sharp contrast between bright and dark areas on a screen. Tone mapping allows your screen to give you the best dark scenes that aren’t too dark and vivid bright scenes that do not blow out the brightness. The best part is tone mapping does not have to affect the overall contrast on your screen.


Which HDR Standards Should be Used?


Most modern TVs have distinctive display capabilities. A television can drastically improve display quality when well-matched with the correct HDR standards. The only problem is that not everyone can arrive at a consensus on which HDR standard is best for viewers. Because of the lack of a unified approach, filmmakers have been forced to instruct studios to create one standard throughout one film. The results are moderate because the studio is forced to adopt scenes that match their HDR standard but more could be achieved if algorithms were created to alter HDR using AI.


How Dolby Vision and HDR work Together


Thanks to improving technology, studios have found a way around using a single HDR standard on an entire film. They have discovered the use of dynamic metadata, which instructs your TV on how to adjust brightness and contrast for different scenes in a film. Currently, only Dolby Vision and HDR10+ allow for the use of dynamic metadata. The two are much better at improving screen quality than HDR10.


Key HDR features

  • Color Volume


Color volume refers to how many colors a screen can actually display. It is also called color Gamut or color space. TVs capable of high HDR performance can display more colors. Most commercial studios use the DCI-P3 color space to master big-budget films.

  • Local Dimming


As the name suggests, local dimming involves turning down the brightness on specified screen parts while others remain at an average level. True Dolby Vision is defined by accurate local dimming. No screen can use dynamic metadata without the ability to actualize local diming.

  • Peak Brightness


Most TV screens have limited maximum brightness. Peak brightness is essential for optimum HDR performance. Older models will have a hard time keeping up with HDR high brightness requirements.
Dolby vision functions like the air-conditioning in any room. Without it, being inside would feel very uncomfortable. Using Dolby’s vision definitely takes the viewing experience to the next level. Modern screens will have an easier time implementing dynamic metadata compared to aged TVs.

Can Films be turned into NFTs?


NFTs are all the rage right now. Everyone wants to buy one and profit from reselling it at a higher price sometime later. Before investors put down good money investing in NFTS, they should get more information on the subject and industry. Initially, NFTs could only be certain data size because of blockchains’ storage limits.
It was virtually impossible to release video clips or full films as NFTs because they would simply not get encrypted. However, in October 2021, a company joined the market and became an instant game-changer. The Hollywood feature film was released in Vuele.io versions. Vuele.io is the studio’s patent blockchain network designed to cater to the needs of the film industry. The studio used the blockchain network to distribute the movie and related merchandise.
In a few days, the system supplier (CurrencyWorks) reported making a total of $85,000 worth of film NFTs. While using the network to sell, CurrencyWorks has the means to claim royalty which would otherwise be close to impossible. While the returns are not what you would expect to hear in NFT talks, they are still a considerable amount.
Kelvin Smith released his picture Kilroy Was Here and started the sale off to a good start. Although it was not originally sold as an NFT, he pledged the rights to display, sell and live stream the picture to the buyer, and bidding started on the picture. There was no report on the likely amount the picture collected, but NFT experts believe it’s a substantial amount.


Funding Film Production Using NFTS


Finding the money to produce new films is not always easy. Now more production teams are selling NFTs to raise money for production. This practice has become common in executives who just want the money while others seek ways to revolutionize funding approaches. A good example is the Forest Road Company, which has launched a twenty million NFT fund to aid indie filmmakers in monetizing their materials.
Niels Juul is making the first feature film intended to be funded by minting NFT tokens. The Irishman will be the first of its kind, having launched NFT studios. In the past, Julie Pacino, Al Pacino’s child, generated one hundred thousand dollars by selling no-fee prints. The sale aimed to fund her feature film titled I Live Here Now.
Filmmakers are sharpening their fund sourcing skills and acquiring crypto assets on NFT sites unique to the film sector. These crypto assets on new NFT platforms include First Flights.
So far, the most common source of financing for new film premieres is through the sale of NFT products. The first Tarantino’s NFT sold for 1.1 million dollars. However, the sale was quickly shadowed by a lawsuit from Miramax citing IP infringement and seeking to halt the sale of the NFT. This could be the beginning of legal battles between creative and corporations over who owns the rights to their highly valued NFTs. While the legal grounds for the sale and purchase of NFTs remain murky, most sales have gone off without a hitch, funding numerous feature films for the end consumer’s benefit.
Large studios like Warner Bros unveiled a set of NFTs last year before the launch of The Matrix. This shows that the NFT industry is fair game for the film industry to venture into.

Should Real Guns With Live Ammunition Be Allowed on Set?


A fatal accident occurred during the production of a Western movie titled Rust. The set was located in New Mexico in October 2021. Baldwin, one of the actors and producers of the film, pointed a gun at his colleague cinematographer Hutchins, and the gun accidentally went off, killing Hutchins. The scene was set at a small church. Alek Baldwin claimed that Hutchins asked him to point the gun at her and that he did not squeeze the trigger. The bullet also wounded Joel Souza.

Two Bills with the Same Goal


As a result of this incident, new rules regulating the use of guns while filming were drafted. Unfortunately, they did not pass the California Legislature. State Sen. Anthony Portantino advised Democrats and the entertainment industry to find a middle ground for the two bills for better chances of passing the legislature. Unfortunately, this advice fell on deaf years, and nothing was ever done. Consequently, the two bills fell through.

Daves Bill


Dave Cortese’s bill proposed the ban of guns and blank ammunition containing gun powder from film sets. In addition, the bill proposed the ban of any other explosive charges from film sets with a few exceptions. If his bill had gone through, producers would be legally required to hire a trained set safety coordinator to perform a risk assessment before shoot day. The California International Alliance of Theatrical and State Employees Council supported Cortese’s bill. This bill did not go unopposed. The Alliance of Special Effects and Pyrotechnic Operators opposed Dave’s bill stating that the bill would not have evaded the tragic accident on foreign soil. They added that the bill would affect California’s quality of motion pictures.

Portantino’s Bill


On the other hand, Sen. Portantino’s bill would have allowed guns with blank ammunition on film sets under the close supervision of a fully trained armourer. The armourer would have to undergo gun safety education before being hired on set. The gun safety course would be put together and offered by the State Fire Marshal. The bill only allowed for live ammunition on special occasions with strict supervision.
State Sen. Portantino expressed his disappointment that the two bills could not be merged. Motion Picture Association fully backed Portantino’s bill, and it faced little opposition.

An Onslaught of Lawsuits


After the tragedy on the set of Rust last year, a few lawsuits have been launched. First, the New Mexico safety regulators fined the film production company $137,000 for failing to adhere to fire safety rules. Shortly after, Hutchin’s family sued Alek Baldwin and his fellow producers on set in connection to the shooting. These are just a few of the lawsuits launched after the tragic accident that took the life of Hutchins.

Other Bills that also Failed


The two bills were not the only ones that failed to pass the legislature ahead of the deadline for bills to be approved by the appropriations committee. A bill that proposed converting public golf courses into affordable housing was also shot down. Another bill that sought 7.4 billion dollars for wildfire prevention efforts and drinking water projects was also turned down. Last but not least, a proposal to terminate all state drilling and mining for gas and oil in state waters was quickly turned down.

Top 8 Movies that Are Exactly Similar to their Mother Novels


It is extremely rare for a movie to go exactly as the book reads. Book to film adaptations take on many alterations aimed at making movies easier and cheaper to produce. Most of famous films that have graced the screens are film adaptations of creative writers. The goal of film adaptations is to bring in the visual and audio elements which evidently lacks in books and novels. Film makes storytelling much more captivating pulling the viewer’s attention in and keeping it until the story ends.
Most novels are restricted by the lack of visual and audio aid to present their ideas to the audience. With that in mind, here are the top eight movies known to be borrowed from novels.


1. Fight Club


In this movie, the movie’s narrator works with the eponymous club to solve problems in the underground society. He works with a man we are made aware of as a figment of his rather creative imagination. The production team does a decent job of following the book to the letter.


2. Trainspotting


The film Trainspotting is written in Scottish, which may make it necessary for some viewers to require subtitles. The book tells the story of a band of young oddities with unique elements. The young men go through a life highlighted by one misfortune after another. They struggle with sobriety in UK’s drug underworld, struggling to emerge in a single piece.


3. The Exorcist


This film is based on the novel The Exorcist, written by Blatty and published in 1971. The movie captures every detail of the novel because Blatty worked as a producer during the film’s production. The film was so on point that it won Blatty an Academy Award. Thanks to his creative genius, The Exorcist remains a horror classic to date.


4. The Grifters


Donald Westlake writes the screenplay for this movie. He aims to bring a modern feel to the noir crime genre for young viewers to enjoy and relate to. He went to great lengths to stylize the film and stayed true to the novel. Jim Thompson wrote the novel.


5. American Psycho


Easton Ellis’ 1991 creative novel American Psycho takes a deep, disturbing dive into the mind of a serial killer. The movie does a great job adopting Bateman’s character and music taste living out no detail. The only discrepancy in the movie is that the killer uses a weapon during a monologue in the film.


6. The Coen Brothers


Borrowed from the Cormac McCarthy novel, No Country For Old Men. The Coen Brothers follow the novel’s plot to the letter changing only a few signature styles to the film. The film quickly draws the viewer to the dark Western tale, which does little to define the true protagonist keeping the viewer in suspense.


7. Jesus’ Son


In a quest to discover who he is and how to truly love himself, a young man is caught up in drug-fueled adventures in a misguided effort to feel true belonging. The film only changes the order of events to make them flow.


8. High Fidelity


The only difference between the story and the film is that they are set in different cities. Every other detail is followed to a T. Nick Hornby’s novel sets the story in London while the film is acted in Chicago. Because of the difference in continents, the viewer will notice some cultural differences, which add some zest to the story.

How Netflix Could Save Itself

After losing subscribers for the very first time in more than ten years, Netflix is still hurting from its stock decline last month.

To swing the narrative back in its favor, experts have proposed introducing advertisements and restricting password sharing. However, Netflix may assist itself by forming alliances with movie theaters, a sector with whom it was formerly at war.

While Netflix has released several films in cinemas and even purchased a few theaters, the majority of its theatrical releases have been limited on purpose. Now that the streamer is nursing its wounds and theaters are slowly recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, it may be time for both sides to unite.

The Need To Start Releasing Films in Theatres

By releasing more films in cinemas, Netflix (NFLX) may generate additional revenue from box-office sales, broaden its brand to more prospective subscribers, and make its movies more distinctive – something the company has previously battled with.

In spite of being the streaming leader with 221 million worldwide subscribers, winning numerous Oscars, and collaborating with some of the top names in Hollywood, Netflix has still not seen many of its movies become as popular as its series, such as “Stranger Things,” whose latest season airs later this month.

Consider “Red Notice,” for instance. The movie featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Gal Gadot was the company’s most-watched film ever, as per Netflix, but it failed to generate any form of blip in mainstream culture.

Talking to CNN business, Andrew Hare, a senior vice president of research at Magid, said that it is very hard to create a big film series without theater releases. As the corporation increases its product line, a lot of titles may require theatrical distribution. Not only for award season, but also for the buzz necessary to be a key player at a hybrid moment in a period that has one foot in physical media and the other in digital media.

What Is The Obstacle?

Both Netflix and cinemas have disagreed on how long a picture should play in theaters, which has been one of the most significant obstacles.

Netflix’s business model is dependent on sign-ups, thus it does not want customers to wait for films, but theater owners who rely on foot traffic desire exclusivity for as long as possible.

In 2019, the two parties could not agree on how long Martin Scorsese’s crime epic “The Irishman” should play in cinemas before being released on streaming services. As per the New York Times, theaters desired an exclusive window of 70 days, however Netflix would not go beyond 45 days.

But the coronavirus pandemic altered everything by reducing the industry-wide theatrical window. Even established companies such as Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures are releasing theatre films on streaming services within a few weeks or occasionally simultaneously.

Beyond the theatrical window, there are other concerns, given that Netflix is unfamiliar with the theater industry’s additional expenses.

According to Andrew Hare, it is not as straightforward as a homepage takeover. It is transitioning from the digital to the physical realm. Funds are required for marketing and promotion… A lot of enormous tactical and strategic decisions must be taken.

And increasing the number of films in cinemas might harm Netflix’s business model. If you can watch the one Netflix film you’re dying to see in a cinema, does it reduce your motivation to subscribe?

Working more closely with theaters has both positive and negative aspects for Netflix. However, the corporation has to right its ship, and cinemas are gradually returning to normal, so it may be time for the streaming service to promote more of its films.

Going To See A Movie Is Back In Style

Think again if you thought a trip to the movies was becoming a dying game. Finally, after two highly challenging years for movie lovers and studio owners alike, the $185 million hit movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” hit theatres pouring some much-needed life back into the almost stagnant movie industry. Mooky Greidinger, the CEO of Cine world Group PLC, aka the second-largest movie theater chain, predicts this movie will be one of the biggest box office successes of the year!.

Covid-19 Brought the Movie Industry to its Knees

Thanks to Covid-19 and all the upheaval that it bought with it, movie ticket sales have been looking rather grim for a long time. Unless, of course, it was for die-hard fans to catch the latest marvel or Spiderman movie; people only seemed to want to venture out to the flicks for a kid’s movie or a decent horror. Then, of course, the press tried to fire up some excitement about films such as The Lost City and Uncharted, but honestly, they didn’t live up to the hype, let alone the cinema and studio owners’ hopes and dreams.

So, things were not looking great for the movie industry. But apparently, that’s all set to change now with the busiest movie season of the year about to unfold. Greidinger believes there is a strong lineup of movie blockbusters on the way, not only for 2022 but also for 2023.

Time for a Shake-Up

He also believes for cinemas to attract more patrons, they need to show a movie at the theatre for a shorter time than just 45 days. He believes that this idea sits well with not just moviemakers but also the studios. The time for a movie to show at theaters was an issue for almost ten years.

No one knew if it should be shorter or longer, but the two years during the Pandemic gave studios some time to experiment. And thanks to Covid-19, they now have their answer. They tried both shorter and longer windows and concluded a movie needs to show for a decent amount of time.

Keep the Movies Coming

If you look at Spider-Man’s tremendous success, the window was 88 days, and it was the most significant electronic sell-through title released ever.

He also feels studios need to get a better grip on how they are running their cinemas if they want to keep ahead of the game. For example, you cant run a great movie such as ‘Black Widow’ or ‘Shang Chi,’ and then there is no other significant release for three weeks.

You can’t run a business like that; you need to keep the movies flowing to keep the seats in the cinemas full. People who love to go to the film expect two or three new ones every week.

Some Great Movies Ahead

So, after the extensive overhaul in the movie industry, get ready to be excited about a range of movies to suit every family member. Doctor Strange is just the beginning on board the express train of upcoming hits such as Top Gun, Jurassic World, Toy Story, Minions, and Thor.

So there you have it.

If you’re partial to going on a movie date and getting comfy with your popcorn, your kids, or your significant other, then going to the movies is still a “thing” and will for the foreseeable future.

The Unusual Bookshop in Toronto 

Ever heard of an unusual bookshop? The Monkey’s Paw bookshop in Toronto is one rare bookshop selling some of the rarest and most absurd books globally. Some of the books and pieces of work present here are not the type anyone would stumble upon even once or twice in their life.

Moreover, by just stepping into this picturesque store, one will get the 18th-Century Victorian Bookshop vibe and get a chance to escape the reality of simply entering the Bloor street west shop located in downtown Toronto.

Interior of the Monkey’s Paw Bookstore

The interior design of this magnificent bookshop consists of;

• Checkered floors covered with red Turkish carpets,

• Shelves are seemingly decorated and lined with the most colorful aging books, beautiful, macabre, arcane, and absurd.

The only books one can find in this lovely bookshop are those published Before the 1980s. Moreover, most of the books explore topics on psychology, sexuality, and fashion during the olden days.

The Monkey’s Paw allows one to experience a mixture of weird and unique at the same time. Just perusing through the books gives one a different feel of the world’s evolution in writing, thoughts, and experiences.

Some Books from the Store

• Where Did We Come From, Mother Dear

• A Study of Bird Song

• Roller Disco Dancing

• Airline Safety is a Myth

• How to Photograph Women

• Ghosts in Photograph

Thus, even from the title of these books, one can already get what absurd, unusual, and rare means.

In addition, The Monkey Paw’s bookshop offers an ancient feel to eras when thoughts about specific subjects were different from the recent time. Also, the titles suggest that some of the topics were being explored for the first time as they came at the height of new inventions.

Furthermore, most of the books found in this store are not available on any online website or other ordinary bookstores. Thus, if you miss a specific book, the chances are that you might never come across it again.

It even gets better at the very back of the bookstore, where there is a turquoise-colored huge contraption. Fowler, the store owner, calls it the world’s first random book vending machine or otherwise known as The Biblio-Mat. This book vending machine spurts out any randomly selected old book with just a token of $4. Besides, when CTV News Toronto visited The Monkey Paw’s bookshop and used the Biblio-Mat, it popped out a copy of the book titled “A Party of Baccarat” by Donn Byrne, published in the year 1930.

Hearing the machine fumble and clumsily spurt while ejecting a book into your hands brings happiness to its users. Fowler calls this machine a Labour of love as it was made for him by a friend.

Fowler does not sell the $4 books out of a vending machine to get rich, but he uses the machine to keep his customers and book lovers excited. He strives extra hard to ensure all books in the vending machine are those no one has ever heard of or seen before. Fowler adds that the books in his machine can be anything apart from those you recognize.

Nonetheless, Toronto is home to several rare and hidden treasures. Thanks to business owners like Fowler, the world can see and experience such unique treasures. During his 30 years in the book business, Fowler says he finds terrific and, at the same time, weird stuff every single day, yet each time he sees books he has never set his eyes on before. How cool is that!