HOLLYWOOD Speaks Up: Women are the Answer!

Oprah Winfrey speaks out about the women's movement in Hollywood at the 2018 Golden Globe awards

Oprah Winfrey speaks out about the recent global women’s movement during her acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards

The solution to many of world’s problems including war, sexual harassment in the workplace, pay equality, lack of compassion, lack of empathy, treatment of animals (the list goes on) is really quite simple. WOMEN NEED TO BE IN CHARGE! Men have been in charge for a very long time and our antediluvian approach to conflict, politics, business, tech, and of course the treatment of women has failed our society.

It’s now time to try something else. I have no shame, no embarrassment nor do I feel like less of a man in saying that a switch-over from this Toxic Patriarchy (and ridding the men in charge who continue to reinforce it) to a full-on Matriarchy would change the world in ways never before comprehended. I’m willing to bet if a woman were running the United States, Iran, North Korea, and many of the middle eastern countries we wouldn’t be in these testosterone fueled messes and the world be much more peaceful. As for sexual harassment? Can you imagine what would happen if a man working for Kathleen Kennedy, Sheryl Sandberg or Oprah Winfrey made lewd sexual comments or exhibited inappropriate behavior directed at them? Unless they were on a career suicide mission they wouldn’t dare even think about it.

Has the Reality of Virtual Reality Failed?

Warner Bros "Ready Player One" hits theater in March 2018

Warner Bros “Ready Player One” hits theater in March 2018

Virtual reality is one of those pieces of technology that is hugely impressive, but it’s still not become a mainstream piece of kit. VR was talked about long before its time. Films which looked into the future and attempted to predict what new technology there would be, often mentioned a virtual reality world and this is still very much a possibility. When the technology dropped though, it failed to live up to expectations by a long way and in some cases you could say it failed.

But with the recent anticipation of the upcoming Spielberg film; “Ready Player One” in which a destitute society in the year 2045, finds escape thru the use of virtual reality into a world called the Oasis, it seems that VR may once again be ready to take the world by storm.





Final one-sheet key art for The Last Jedi

“Whenever you gamble, my friend, eventually you’ll lose.”

So said Liam Neeson’s wizened Jedi knight, Qui-Gon Jinn, in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Gambling runs rampant in the galaxy far far away. And never more so it seems than in the film franchise’s newest installment — Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Trailers for the movie, which opens in December, feature an entire planet dedicated to wagering. It’s the latest and largest example of gambling and gaming in the Star Wars mythos, but it’s far from the first.

A Recap of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory LIVE! All-star Cast: Finn Wolfhard, John Stamos, Elle King, Weird Al Yankovic and More!

BTM Junior Reporter; Lindalee Rose recaps this past weekend’s special event of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory LIVE!. FINN WOLFHARD (Stranger Things), JOHN STAMOS (Fuller House), ELLE KING, and “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC and all-star cast gathered to sing the iconic songs from the film, as it played on the Hollywood Bowl’s movie screen, accompanied by LIVE musicians.

FREE STUFF FRIDAY!!! Win Exclusive Movie Swag for Michael Fassbender’s “The Snowman”

The Snowman Exclusive Giveaway

The Snowman Exclusive Giveaway! Win all this “cool” stuff!!!

“You Could Have Saved Her I Gave You All The Clues” is the line from “The Snowman“, the upcoming Michael Fassbender movie. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, you’ll be saying “I can’t believe I won the contest, they picked me as the winner!!!”

The Snowman, a terrifying thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbø is being released next week on Oct 19th, in it, a sociopath who calls himself “The Snowman Killer” has targeted the one person for whom he wants to showoff his methodical, unthinkable skills: the lead investigator of an elite crime squad. With cunningly simplistic baits, he begs to have a worthy opponent to play his sick game.

To celebrate the release of this terrifying thriller starring Michael Fassbender and Rebecca Ferguson we have brought back FREE STUFF FRIDAYS here on Beyond the Marquee, for your chance to win some cool prizes, plus providing a The Snowman Killer Blog App to share with all our readers.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (4K/Blu-ray Review)

No on 4K Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

No on 4K Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Friends and Family know that I am a huge fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean. As soon as the trailers for the movie started to come out for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, I was already clearing space on my home video shelf for it’s inevitable release. This movie for me did not disappoint and certainly redeemed itself for some weaker story-lines and misused characters from iterations in prior years. When we were asked to review this early for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment I jumped at the assignment and present my findings below.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is out today on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital HD


Are Movie-Based Video Games Cursed?

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial video game

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial video game

Are Movie-Based Video Games Cursed? Come to think of it, aside from a series of platform games based on Disney animated features and a series of slot machines at the Red Flush Casino, there’s no video game based on a movie that we could say it’s truly successful. Even the slots at the Red Flush are only seen by a limited audience – slot machine fans that is. At least they appreciate these games – the movie-based slots you can play at the Red Flush are constantly among the most popular ones there.

Although video game developers have over a century of movies to get inspired by, and game engines that ensure a realistic and immersive way to play, no movie-based video games have ever made it to the gaming world’s halls of fame. And we can’t expect any of them to be among the 5 video games to look out for in 2017. Are movie-inspired video games cursed to be unsuccessful?

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