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10 Horror Films Where Only One Person Dies - WhatCulture
Sometimes horror isn't all about a high body count.
When we think of the words "horror movies," our minds almost automatically go to "blood!" "Gore!" "Death!" One of the most common arguments general audiences have for disliking the genre is the excuse that they just don't like blood and there's enough death in the real world, thank you very much. However, a great deal of the time, the best scary movies show very little on-screen violence. The gross-out, shock value effects most people associate with the genre only accounts for a small percentage of the collective output. Unfortunately it just so happens that those are the releases that grab all the publicity. The fact is that the vast majority of these films show on-screen death quite sparingly, as it is a very real and uncomfortable thing to witness. Horror films are incredibly masterful, leaving so much up to the viewer's imagination. Not only is this a genius filmmaking tactic, but it also conjures up a lot worse than any Hollywood effects team could hope for. When so much is said through suggestion, strong performances and heavy mood, one often forgets their preconceived ideas about the genre. It is perhaps only on later reflection that we realize we were so spellbound by a film's mastery that we saw very few bodies hit the floor. So, let's dive into 10 Horror Films Where Only One Person Dies.
50 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2021 - WhatCulture
2021 looks set to make up for 2020.
Sony 2020 was a more unpredictable year for cinema than anyone could've ever predicted, leading to countless huge movies being pushed into 2021 as Hollywood waited for cinemas to re-open and patrons become comfortable with sitting in a busy cinema once again. Plenty of uncertainty still remains, of course, though movies can only be delayed for so long before they become a financial burden for studios, and so it's safe to say that, one way or another, most if not all of these films will surely see the light of day in 2021. And given the sizable backlog of tentpole films delayed out of 2020, 2021 has the potential to be an absolutely stacked - even downright crowded - year for movies. These are the 50 films which, whether hitting cinemas, going straight to streaming, or perhaps experimenting with a theatrical + PVOD hybrid model, are due to hit our screens over the next 12 months. They range from splashy, mega-budget blockbusters to small-scale dramas you absolutely cannot miss. It goes without saying that the release dates are all wildly subject to change, but each has film fans eagerly awaiting the moment they can finally set eyes upon them... Disney Disney's new adventure romp Jungle Cruise will test just how much audiences have missed Dwayne Johnson on the big screen, and a family-friendly dose of big-budget mayhem just might be what viewers will be craving in summer 2021. Johnson stars as a riverboat captain embarking on a perilous adventure to locate the Tree of Life, teaming up with a scientist (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) to get the job done. This certainly won't be seeking any Oscars in 2022, but with the reliable Jaume Collet-Serra (Non-Stop, The Shallows) at the helm, it should be fittingly breezy escapist entertainment. Release Date: July 30
Predicting How 2021's Biggest Movies Will End - WhatCulture
Is there any way the MCU resists bringing back Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin?
The 2020 movie calendar has been quite the wild ride for obvious reasons, with many of the year's biggest films ultimately being nudged into next year in order to maximise their box office potential. And so, 2021 is looking to be an incredibly stacked year for cinema, full of hugely anticipated movies, many of which we were originally supposed to have seen already. And as ever, fans have been speculating wildly on what the next 12 months of movies could bring, and how the year's biggest planned releases will wrap things up. The lasting impression of a movie is so often defined by how they end, and so most big films will do everything in their power to conclude in suitably flashy, satisfying fashion. So, looking forward to 2021 in film, these are the twist endings, surprise cameos, glorious credits scenes, and everything in-between you should absolutely expect. It's possible these movies end up throwing an epic curveball nobody sees coming, but these are the smart, occasionally daring picks for how 2021's biggest movies will (probably) sign off...
10 Best Booked WWE Wrestlers Of 2020 - WhatCulture
Who has been the best booked WWE star of an unpredictable 2020?
WWE.com You'd be right to expect negativity overload if someone ever sits down to write an entire book about WWE's 2020. This has been one of the weirdest and most unpredictable years ever, but it's almost done. Anyone obsessing over the ins and outs of the past 12 months will mention global pandemics, widespread fear, closed-door tapings, ThunderDome LED screens, mass firings and more. If they want to be totally balanced though, they should include some of 2020's more positive aspects. Yes, as stunning as it may be for the promotion's harshest critics to think, WWE did book some wrestlers incredibly well amidst the backdrop of real-world uncertainty. What's more, they managed to achieve success for a hatful of major players despite playing in front of complete silence (at the Performance Center), trainee extras (also at the PC) and digital crowds (the aforementioned ThunderDome). Obviously, a few of these are ongoing projects, and there's definitely time for WWE to change direction, but maybe not in what's left of this crazy year. Credit where credit's due - the company did right by these men and women almost every step of the way...
10 Worst Movie CGI Of 2020 - WhatCulture
The most embarrassingly awful visual effects of the year.
We're long past the point of lamenting the presence of CGI in cinema nowadays - it's an element included in practically every movie in some form, no matter how low the budget, and no matter how much (or how little) attention it draws to itself. And while exemplary visual effects work can often convincingly transport us to other worlds and sell incredible illusions - even if the film itself isn't that great - not all CGI is created equal as 2020 continued to prove. Despite studios pouring up to $200 million into supposedly "cutting edge" productions, many of the year's biggest films featured at least one scene where the CGI just wasn't up to snuff - if not many, many more. While Sonic the Hedgehog was smart enough to take the hit on a delay in order to fix its protagonist's much-loathed design, these 10 movies hit screens big or small with VFX-heavy scenes that either their budgets or their directors - or both - just couldn't satisfyingly execute. On the bright side, though, at least nothing in 2020 looked as eye-gougingly awful as Cats...
8 Movies That Bombed So Hard They BANKRUPTED Their Studios - WhatCulture
Even The Man of Steel isn't exempt from killing his own studio through a bad box office performance.
Not every movie can be a box office smash. And that's okay. How much money a movie takes in often has little relation to its actual quality. Plenty of films are just too niche for a wide audience and go on to achieve dedicated cult followings once they're released on home media. But there's a difference between being a box office disappointment and a box office bomb. And there's an even bigger difference between being a box office bomb and losing your studio so much money that they are forced to declare bankruptcy. Hollywood can be a risky business and movie studios going under happens more often than you think. From sweeping dramas to superhero movies to big-budget animation, any release in any genre could prove to be the final straw for a company that's already in trouble. So what are the biggest failures in film history? What are the movie car crashes so atrocious that they put the people who made them out of business for good? It's time to see if there are some lessons to be learned from these smouldering heaps about how to spend your money wisely.
10 Wrestlers Who Appeared In Recent TV Shows You Probably Missed - WhatCulture
Wait a minute, was that Batista?
There's nothing more surreal than seeing your favorite wrestler suddenly pop up in a sitcom or drama. But it happens all the time. Wrestler cameos demolish the wall between professional wrestling and network television, transporting a superstar to an intriguing new setting. These fleeting appearances can be a trial run for a long-term career on the small screen, a branded crossover, or a simple Easter egg for the wrestling nerds in the audience. Whatever the reason, it makes you spring to attention in a "wait a minute" moment that will send wrestling fans sprint to iMDb for confirmation. There are the classic examples that always get talked about: Vader in Boy Meets World, The Rock in That '70s Show, Mankind in 30 Rock. These roles stick in our minds for how casually these larger-than-life personalities made their way into our favorite shows. Luckily, wrestler crossovers don't end there. In the past few years, we've seen more and more familiar names of the ring show up on the small screen. Here are 10 of the most recent examples of your favorite wrestlers popping up on TV that you might've missed.
10 Times WWE Wasted HUGE Teases - WhatCulture
In which you are punished for trusting the process.
Remember how little it really mattered just who lifted that f*cking briefcase away from Steve Austin's grasp at King Of The Ring 1999 by the following night's Raw? More importantly, do you remember why? The reasons were twofold. For one thing, 'The Rattlesnake' won the WWE Championship in the evening's ratings-gobbling main event against The Undertaker. This was the thing about Stone Cold, and indeed WWE's booking of him as the top babyface - he'd been outwitted and screwed the night earlier, but fans were never given long enough to lose faith in him, nor the process that had aided his rise. The thinking, and much of this had to be driven by Austin's pestering of McMahon before showtime, it would take some grand plan for heels to win a battle, and they'd still lose the war. That played in to reason two. On the Raw before the pay-per-view, the Big Boss Man appeared to leave the Corporate Ministry. On the show, the briefcase was lifted despite a blanket ban on corporate interference. On the post-show Raw, without reason or rationale, Boss Man rejoined the group with a big hug and even bigger smile. Had this been another layer to the scheme? If it was, it was great, but they never explained it and dorks like your writer have spent intros like the one above pretending it doesn't matter when it does - everything does. Sigh. Wasn't the first, won't be the last...
Kang Is A Red Herring: 10 Villains Who May Be The Next TRUE Big Bad Of The MCU - WhatCulture
Is Kevin Feige sending Kang the Conquerer out to distract us from the real big bad of the MCU?
Kang the Conqueror is coming to the MCU. For years, fans have wondered who will be the next big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Confirmed in Avengers: Endgame, most assumed well-before The Infinity Sagas conclusion that Thanos would figuratively bite the dust (and he did so literally as well). With the Mad Titan presumably dead and gone, there is a void to fill and plenty of notable villains who could move into the vacuum. The time-travel shenanigans of Endgame opened up a perfect introduction for Kang the Conqueror. And now hell make his debut in the third Ant-Man film but will he be Marvels next big-bad? We were introduced to a number of villains in the early MCU films before Thanos made his appearance in the stinger of Avengers. This included Red Skull, an iconic character who surely had the potential to be the MCUs first big-bad. Instead, he was used as an antagonist in Captain America: The First Avenger and didnt return seven years. What if Kangs MCU tenure is similar? Kang would be a perfect big-badand perhaps thats what Kevin Feige wants us to think. What if there is another big bad up the architects sleeve? If not Kang then who?
10 Worst Things Eric Cartman Has Ever Done - WhatCulture
You will respect his authoritah!
South Park is a TV show that is full of debauchery and awfulness. What makes this even funnier is the fact that the children who take up the lead roles are so incredibly young. Whilst most of the main cast are perfectly decent people who slip up at times, the character of Eric Cartman is an absolute presence of evil. Despite being a child, he is utterly terrifying, and that makes him one of the funniest characters on TV. He is a massive part of South Park's identity as a show. It has a reputation for being mean-spirited and provocative, and that can be almost entirely tied back to Cartman. He has done some awful things in the incredibly long run of the series. The best thing about almost each of these moments is the fact that they are the result of Cartman's childish and stubborn nature. Every single one is a dramatic and utterly selfish occurrence in the show that only exists as a means for him to get what he wants. This is part of what makes the character so funny and scary. This article will feature heavy spoilers for the episodes discussed.
9 Actors Who Hated Working On Harry Potter Movies - WhatCulture
Great movies, but an unsatisfying experience for many of its cast.
Harry Potter is of course one of the biggest and most successful media empires the world has ever seen, and the film franchise has launched the careers of literally dozens of talented actors. But it shouldn't be terribly surprising that not everyone had a great time making the movies, whether young performers just starting out in the industry or veterans of the old-guard who found the experience a little too much like an assembly line. These 9 actors all had varying degrees of strife while working on the series, whether bit-part players or mainline cast members who were effectively tied into franchise commitments for a decade. Things got bad enough that some of them even considered quitting the gig mid-series, while others merely thought of the money as they toughed it out, only revealing their creative and personal frustrations years after-the-fact. If nothing else, these stories confirm just how difficult it is to keep everyone happy on such a gargantuan movie project, and how the art of acting itself can get lost in the machinery of the blockbuster conveyor-belt...
10 Deleted Scenes Cut From Quentin Tarantino Movies - WhatCulture
The most fascinating Tarantino material left on the cutting room floor.
Quentin Tarantino is unquestionably one of the greatest and most popular filmmakers working today, bringing a level of meticulous polish to his movies that most other directors can only ever dream of. But like any director, Tarantino toys with his vision on the page and in the editing room long before delivering it to audiences, ensuring that some of his ideas ultimately don't make it onto the big screen. These 10 scenes across his filmography, whether scrapped before shooting started or painfully deleted during post-production, represent some of the most fascinating work that sadly never made it into the final cut. While in a few cases we were lucky enough to see the excised scenes turn up on home video, for the most part these scenes are either locked in a studio vault somewhere or, worse still, never went in front of cameras at all. Though there's not much point faulting Tarantino's decision-making skills as a director, it's still a tremendous agony to fans that these promising scenes were left out of the final cut.