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The Motion Picture Association of America

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and its international counterpart, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) serve as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries, domestically through the MPAA and internationally through the MPA.

Today, these associations represent not only the world of theatrical film, but serve as leader and advocate for major producers and distributors of entertainment programming for television, cable, home video and future delivery systems not yet imagined.

Founded in 1922 as the trade association of the American film industry, the MPAA has broadened its mandate over the years to reflect the diversity of an expanding industry. The initial task assigned to the association was to stem the waves of criticism of American movies, then silent, while sometimes rambunctious and rowdy, and to restore a more favorable public image for the motion picture business.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) serves its members from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. On its board of directors are the Chairmen and Presidents of the seven major producers and distributors of motion picture and television programs in the United States.

Today, U.S. films are shown in more than 150 countries worldwide and American television programs are broadcast in over 125 international markets. The U.S. film industry provides the majority of prerecorded cassettes seen in millions of homes throughout the world. This complex audiovisual industry is represented globally by the Motion Picture Association.

The MPA was formed in 1945 in the aftermath of World War II to reestablish Americanfilms in the world market, and to respond to the rising tide of protectionism resulting in barriers aimed at restricting the importation of American films.

The MPA’s name was changed from the Motion Picture Export Association of America to the Motion Picture Association in 1994 to more accurately reflect the global nature of audiovisual entertainment in today’s international marketplace.

MPAA announces the appointment of Kori Bernards as Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Since its early days, the MPA, often referred to now as “a little State Department,” has expanded to cover a wide range of foreign activities falling in the diplomatic, economic, and political arenas. The Motion Picture Association conducts these activities from its headquarters in Los Angeles, California and from offices in Washington, D.C.; Brussels; New Delhi; Rio de Janeiro; Singapore; Mexico City; Toronto; and Jakarta.

The MPA also contributes to the international film industry by sponsoring such awards as the MICHEL D’ORNANO AWARD, created in the early 90’s by the MPA member companies to honor French screenwriters and film distributors.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) serves its members from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. On its board of directors are the Chairmen and Presidents of the seven major producers and distributors of motion picture and television programs in the United States. These members include:

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution;(The Walt Disney Company)
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.;
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.;
Paramount Pictures Corporation;
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation;
Universal City Studios LLLP; and
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.…

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The Incredibles 2 And The Surprises it brings After 14 Years!

Yes! It has been 14 long years and at last, the Incredible family has returned to give us real fun and most probably a more chaotic look into their super family life! Let’s see to that.

Let’s go directly to the story line and see what we can expect from this super family that we’ve missed so much!
Few teasers and trailers have been released previously but this new trailer has shown us the plot (or as much as we have gathered so far). This sequel picks up a few moments after the events of the first movie. So, many people are trying to make Supers legal again, including a company lead by Deavors. To help them out, they recruited Elastigirl to be a spokesperson. And that leaves Mr. Incredible to take care of the family! Let’s not forget that daddy Incredible has to look after Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack – the baby who everyone is now realizing has umpteen superpowers. And so a new villain comes in making the family and Frozone to find a way to work together again which is actually more difficult now than it seems, despite their being Incredible! Oh, and Edna Mode offers Mr. Incredible some wisdom: “parenting is heroic act, done properly”.

So we have a new antagonist this time, the Screen Slaver. But we’re not so sure about the other villains who this time as they are a bit shady about it, but casting Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Catherine Keener (Get Out) to voice the ultra-rich couple, seems a hint that at least one of them is the villain, or at least, attached to the villain in some way. Isabella Rosselini (Blue Velvet) also can play quite menacing. Here’s another clue, Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) is now playing the role of Rick Dicker, head of the Super Relocation Program. Rick Dicker’s character was voiced by Bud Luckery in the last film. This is really something we are so excited to know about!
We can clearly remember that that the original movie had more action violence compared to most animated kids’ movies, but everything was still cartoonish. And it was beautifully animated, amusing take on superhero movies! Well, we can probably expect a lot of the same here in the sequel, and probably too intense for young ones or more sensitive kids, but will surely be a go-to family movie in the summer!

And here’s Brad Bird’s say on why it took 14 years to come up with a sequel. During a recent press event, he told reports this, “the thing is, may sequels are cash grabs. There’s a saying in business that I can’t stand, where they go, ‘if you don’t make another one, you’re leaving money on the table’. It’s like, money on the table is not what makes me get up in the morning; making something that people are gonna enjoy a hundred years from now, that’s what gets me up. So if it were a cash grab, we would not have taken fourteen years – it makes no financial sense to wait this long – it’s purely we had a story we wanted to tell.”
Those words though. Can’t wait to watch it now?
The Incredibles 2 is scheduled to release on June 15th.

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Ocean’s 8: The All-Female Cast and What To Expect

You thought you’re done lining up on cinemas? This movie is something you should not miss! What sounds perfectly spectacular to us is certainly the continuation with Ocean’s 8. This isn’t mostly a reboot, but rather a sequel of the on-going exploits of the Ocean family, with Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, who’s been planning for far too long a major heist.

Let’s talk about the cast first. The first image released from Ocean’s 8 was back in January, showing the primary cast riding on a rather empty looking New York City subway car. In the movie, they are a team of elite thieves, robbers, larcenists, attempting to rob from the city’s well-known annual Met Gala charity ball; an event that centers on fashion and has raised as much $12 in just one night. Watching the trailer, we can tell that their attempt is getting uptight and tensed, doing anything but blending in to their surroundings.
Here’s the list of this movie’s cast:

Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, estranged sister to George Clooney’s Danny Ocean
Cate Blanchett as Lou
Rihanna as Nine Ball
Mindy Kaling as Amita
Awkwafina as Constance
Helena Bonham Carter as Rose
Anne Hathaway as Daphne Kruger
Sarah Paulson as Tammy
Other actors who are also in an unspecified roles are Dakota Fanning, Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian West, Olivia Munn, Richard Armitage, and Richard Robichaux. Remarkably, Matt Damon will also be there reprising his role as Linus Caldwell from the original Ocean’s Trilogy.

The cast may be a lot different from Clooney’s disorganized crew but the movies are so related. We still of course get the dry, quick-witted sense of comedy as well as neat pacing and relatively smart action sequences that pivot on slight of hand. We have so much to expect from this talented and established cast!
A new trailer for Ocean’s 8 goes further into Debbie Ocean’s character backstory, but actually focuses more on the fun and the robbery plan.

Having watched the trailer, we know now the story line of this movie. Debbie Ocean is on a mission to pull off an epic heist during the Met Gala in New York City but she has to assemble an ideal of (all female) cons. These are: her partner in crime, Lou, celebrity Daphne Kluger, jewelry designer Amita, unassuming mom Tammy, sleight-of-hand artist Constance, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose.

The original trilogy was okay for teens but did have many action, suspense, strong language, and some sexuality. It’s expected to see much of the same here, and of course, with a heavy dose of girl power.
Watching that 2-minute long trailer had me a good laugh, and a thumbs up already and that makes it more exciting to watch the movie very soon! These ladies are just big names and of course, real talent!
Ocean’s 8 will be released June 8. Yes, that’s a week after Deadpool 2, and a week before The Incredibles 2. Hhhm, now that’s a very interesting competition, right? What’s your bet?

Posted in Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Suspense

Mission Impossible: Fallout – Best Action Film of the Year

This summer will be a great thing for you to enjoy wonderful movie. The good news is you can have the latest movie titled Mission Impossible: Fallout starred by our very own Tom Cruise.

Ethan Hunt is back for another mission that will let him decide which comes first, duty or those who value his life. How long will he had enough? Paramount and Skydance, the company behind this movie will surely give us another hearth throbbing action from the best action star Tom Cruise together with Alec Baldwin who played the role of Alan Hunley. This time, it’s Alan who gives Ethan Hunt a mission. Ethan was told by Hunley that he had a terrible choice to make in Berlin one life over millions. It is like that this man he is hunting down is very important person but somehow must be eliminated in order to save millions of lives. In other words, he must have to follow his instinct or any moral to finish the mission.

The trailer seems so vague, because this is how the mind of the marketing strategy works in order for them to capture the attention of the fans of Mission Impossible. Mission Impossible movies seem so full of puzzle but at the end, as long as Ethan Hunt carried out his mission, we are satisfied to that. Nevertheless, as the title itself, we can expect that MIF will show the true of the people behind the mission and what are the thoughts of that handler of Ethan.

Another line in the movie trailer says “this is CIA’s mission if he had held on to the plutonium; we would not be having this conversation.” I think this line is not really clear what kind of mission the CIA is giving to an agent whether it is Agent Ethan Hunt or the other. One thing is certain, when the story involves with plutonium, the CIA must take action in order to stop some crazy politicians or insane madman who wants to start a World War 3. Now after that line, there is another one that says “this team would be dead”. We all know that Ethan Hunt will not work alone since he has his elite team giving him the preparation to the impossible task giving to him. His team is elite people who are working in the shadows in order to keep the world safe. In case their identities will be revealed, they will disavowed by their agencies and Ethan certainly don’t like it.

Imagine those who are in higher ranking officials will tell other higher ranking official that the job of the agent is to die. Now, that’s the thing Ethan Hunt will not like the most. In the trailer, there is this Agent Faust who I think was sent by other agency to get Ethan Hunt but she respects Ethan that’s why she’s warning him then Ethan told her to walk away. But later on in the movie trailer, they have some kind of confrontation and Ethan who is inside the car run over to hit Faust as she was riding a motorbike pointing her firearm to him.

The trailer of this movie looks promising, especially when Julia the wife of Ethan is now looking for him and asks Luther Stickell about him. This movie will be greatly progress to reveal the nature of the story and to give answers to vague questions viewers should experience while watching the movie. The story of Mission Impossible: Fallout may seem not be simple, however we can always come into conclusion that the movie will become a blockbuster. People will always love MI movies. So, if you are ready for the next movie of Tom Cruise then stay tune for Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) – Helicopter Stunt Behind The Scenes – Paramount Pictures

Posted in Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solo: A Star Wars Story

On May 25th, we are going to see the story of our favorite scoundrel in the galaxy, Han Solo. Solo: A Star Wars Story, is another standalone movie centered on one character only. Now this is something new as we’re used to seeing Solo played by Harrison Ford, and we do not know what to expect yet, with a new actor playing this role.

The trailer is a good one there. Honestly, it makes our breathing stop by just watching it. And that’s something to be excited about!

We got a good look at Chewbacca this time, and the trailer does show that there seems to be some robbery involved. Well, that’s what the character is all about. We see some familiar faces too!

So what is this movie about? The story depicts how Han meets Chewbacca and comes across Lando Calrissian, the famous notorious gambler. That’s the only thing we know about because they’ve been careful not to leak the plot. However, we also have known that the movie will take place somewhere around 10 years prior to the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. This is interesting because that period of time sits basically right in between the end of the prequel trilogy and the beginning of the original trilogy. The Empire already exists but not as powerful as they are in Star Wars: A New Hope. Fact is, this Han Solo movie will never be anything the same as we’ve seen in Star Wars before, although a lot may have been expecting that this will try to evoke the atmosphere of the original trilogy, like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

It’s also been rumored that this movie will show Han Solo winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. But this will likely be one plot point among the many. We can also see how Han learned all the skills of becoming a smuggler since his mentor will be a major character in the movie.

We also have known that Disney repurposed the many characters and events written found in Expanded Universe of books and comics. Now we know that it’s possible the story of this movie is just out there in place.

Again this new film tells us how Han and Chewbacca meets and become inseparable, instead of starting the film of them working together already. This is going to be very interesting. We’re also guessing that the movie will start some time before Han was a professional smuggler and we’ll get to be explained how he landed on the place Mos Eisley cantina. So this could be the story of what turned him into the scoundrel we all love.

As mentioned above, we’ll be seeing new and familiar faces in this movie. Han Solo is played by Alden Ahrenreich, an American actor who made his feature-film debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro in 2009. We’ll see what he’s in store for us in this movie. We’re also going to see Emilia Clarke here, as Kira. And Lando is played by Donald Glover. Woody Harrelson will play as Beckett. We can also expect to see Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Warwick Davis, Joonas Suotamo of course, as Chewbacca, and a lot more.

Star Wars movies have made a history in humankind. We are hoping this standalone -character-movie will stand up to the standards especially that this is all about our favorite Han Solo. All right, so brace yourselves for another giveaway from a galaxy far, far away!

 

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Tully and Charlize Theron’s Transformation

Every year, we are all up to what’s gonna be the most anticipated movies that will rock the cinemas the whole year round. Admit it, we’re into so much of this hype that if only we can be the first to be there on premieres, it would be the most awesome thing to post on IG!

We’ve already moved on from Fifty Shades Freed, and this time, the superheroes are taking the stage with force! The hype for the Infinity War is still on! Hush! Some have not seen it yet and spoilers are not advised!

What else to watch out for? We’ll give you ten of the best movies to watch out for to make your year 2018 one of a kind!

Who is strong enough to resist the charisma of the atomic blonde, Charlize Theron? She has been a successful villain in two The Huntsman movies, and now, this sophisticated lady is gonna give us the mixture of emotions of motherhood. Charlize will be the protagonist of the movie, Tully, scheduled to show on May 4, Friday.

The story revolves around the viewpoint of Marlo, (Charlize Theron), who got pregnant (unplanned) at the age of 40. Her pregnancy causes a mess on her career, her marriage, and her being a mom to her other two kids.  Struggling to take care of her two kids (one is 8, now starting to self-doubt, the other is 5, labeled as quirky for unnamed development disorder and is about to get kicked  out of elementary school), her wealthy brother, Craig (Mark Duplass), gets her a nanny nurse to help her ease the burden. Not wanting to trust her kids to strangers, Marlo resists at first. But she finally gives in after all the sleepless nights, working round the clock in between changing diapers, feedings, and breast-pumping.

Tully (Mackenzie Davis), the nanny, came in. She’s 26 years old, a hipster Mary Poppins in a crop top with a magic touch for babies, and seemingly limitless energy to help strengthen their mothers.

With Tully’s arrival, Marlo is now able to see herself as human again, rather than a feeding equipment for her baby, and have more time for her two kids during the day as she can now have her needed rest. The two bond during 2 AM reruns of Gigolos, and Marlo gets to revisit her younger self, those hopes and dreams of the past when she was Tully’s age.

Now this movie’s strength lies on Diablo Cody’s signature in harmony of mixed emotions. Yes, there are funny – often silly – moments, but the film lies mostly on the darker side of the scale. The first half of the movie, we can witness how a woman descends into her own personal hell, desperate for some kind of help, and lonely to the point of madness. I know hands-on moms will agree to this. Post-partum depression is a reality. Back to the movie, Drew, Marlo’s husband, on the other hand, like many fathers, just has no idea what his wife is going through and doesn’t ask. He buries himself on a video game every  night.

I say, thanks to Cody for lending her own personal experience into this film, as she is also a mother of three, makes the screenplay more credible for the aspect of motherhood that we almost not get to see onscreen.

 

For the story to convey the real feeling of a new mother struggling her own body in order to get through her day, Theron gained almost 50 pounds for this movie.  She has to face those small hostilities daily starting on her pregnancy, like when the lady informs her when she orders at a coffee shop — you know there’s still traces of caffeine in decaf — is already a difficult situation.

For someone who is not a mother, surely will ask, why would anyone ever want to go through this?

I will leave the ending up to you. No worries, the film closes on a hopeful note.

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Deadpool 2 Kick Ass Movie of the Year and What We know So Far

Number 2 on our list is Deadpool 2. Yes, Deadpool 2 is scheduled to open May 18th! Now, as far as we can remember, this movie came in with so much surprise! Indeed, who would’ve expected it to be such a massive hit for an R-rated film? Oh, yeah, sorry girls, we cannot see much of Reynold’s sculpts here, but his charm is undyingly obvious and laid out even with his full body mask on! They really were doing a good job on the first movie, and heck, we cannot just sit down and relax while waiting for the second movie! Because why? We are expecting it to be even better than the first! Talk about leaving an impression to the viewers, huh?

I know we still have hang ups with Infinity War (even Black Panther), but for sure, what, in three weeks time, we’ll be hungry again! This time, for Deadpool!

Now, it has been said that Deadpool 2 will almost certainly beat the first film when it comes to opening weeken ds. We’ll see about that. Remember, the first movie was narrowly below The Passion of the Christ for highest -grossing R-rated film of all time! Hhhmmm…

The Deadpool 2 trailer gives us a glimpse of what’s in store for us; the new faces, the humor of course, and just how nutty this second movie is going to be!

Basically, the plot here is about our sociopathic Wade Wilson trying to save a boy mutant from Cable, who was trying to kill him. This boy has some awesome mutant powers. Wade Wilson forms a group he calls the X-Force, with his friends, old and new, as members, in his efforts to keep the boy alive. These friends of Wilson’s are ready to kick some ass.

Now, a little background about Cable here. In all of Marvel comics, he’s a character that possesses the most complicated back stories. He was subsequently recognized as the child of Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). He got an infection with deadly techno-virus due to machinations involving villainous Apocalypse and Mister Sinister. He was sent to the future for the cure to save him. Cable is a mutant with incredible telekinetic and telepathic abilities and grew up incredibly strong, taking the name Cable. His real name is Nathan Summers. He ultimately time traveled to the past in order to try and right the world and prevent a dreadful future. And in this movie, he’s coming back for the child, it is so possible that this child may be causing the mess of the very future Cable is so desperate to change.

And oh, noticed the teddy bear attached to Cable’s hip? Now that’s something to really look forward to! Exciting! And this character is best played by Josh Brolin who has already proven himself from Jonah Hex, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Men in Black 3, Oldboy, and the latest is of course, Thanos! Now, this is really something to raise up our excitements even higher!

Of course, we can expect a bloodier and more violent scenes here. But here’s something that we can look forward to in the coming years. It has been said that X-force most definitely is something that is coming together down the pike in a few years (along with Deadpool 3).
We’ll see to that. But now, we’ll just focus on what will be laid on our plate for Deadpool 2 on the 18th!

If you have watch the first movie it was comical and this deadpool 2 streaming is still the same but what I really like from this movie is the funny clip and the conversion. That’s important to me. I hate drama, since life is already having that. I always looking for a funny stuff on movie that is why this one is very much appealing to me, superb stuff to watch for