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Ranking the Shark Smarts of Horror’s Most Pernicious Predators

Sharks have been terrorizing big screen beaches for decades—way more than they do in real life, actually. But in Hollywood, you have to be more than just a regular old shark to get a fin up on the humans. Sometimes, being a movie shark means you’re a smarter predator. Other times, it leads you to make very bad shark…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Sharks, Sharknado, Jaws, Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows, The Meg


The Morning Watch: How Realistic Are Shark Attacks in Movies, More ‘Ready Player One’ Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how realistic the shark attacks we’ve seen in movies like Jaws over the years actually are. Plus, check out one of the most extensive lists of Ready Player One Easter eggs now that the movie is out ...
Tags: Movies, United States, Jaws, Ready Player One, George Burgess, Bo Burnham, Video Of The Day, The Shallows, The Morning Watch, Florida Program for Shark Research, Eighth Grade, Elsie Fisher


VFX Breakdowns 2017

I’ve put together here a small collection of VFX breakdowns that have been published recently, highlighting the superb work that these VFX houses ( ILM, ILP, Iloura, Image Engine ) have been churning out for some of the best VFX shots that we’re seeing in recent film and TV. I’m particularly impressed by the small team from ILP ( Important Looking Pirates ), especially their photorealistic CG Great White Shark and ocean environment renders that they created for the film The Shallows. ...
Tags: Film, Animation, Game Of Thrones, Anime, Westworld, Cg, Vfx, Cinematography, Ilm, Great White Shark, The Shallows, Kong : Skull Island, VFX breakdowns, ILP Important Looking Pirates


VOTD: ‘The Shallows’ VFX Breakdown Reveals Seamless Shark and Ocean Effects

While blockbusters tend to throw visual effects in your face, the best use of the advanced technology we have to create computer generated imagery is used to enhance what was shot on set. The hardest thing to do is use extensive visual effects that fill in for reality, but when it comes to recreating an isolated ocean cove and a deadly shark patrolling the waters, two visual effects houses did an incredible job. The Shallows follows Blake Lively as she ends up stranded on small set of rocks 200...
Tags: Movies, Blake Lively, Thriller, Blake, Columbia Pictures, Action/Adventure, Behind the Scenes Footage, The Shallows


Wired, Tired, and killing our creativity

As we get back to school, I can’t help noticing how tired students seem to be. One doesn’t need to look around to know the reason why: We are probably over-wired! There are new details coming out each month on how over-connectedness, rather than stimulating creativity, is killing it. When anyone asks me what my […]
Tags: Technology, Education, Book Reviews, Social Media, Sem, Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Carr, Nancy Colier, The Shallows


2016 Was a Banner Year For Horror

If you grab an average person off the street and ask them how they feel about the recently departed 2016, they’d probably give you a detached thousand yard stare. Or burst into tears. It was, for the world as a whole, not a great time to be alive. However, it was a great year for horror movies. And that makes a twisted sort of sense. As we discover new ways to fear and despair, the movies will react accordingly. Whether by accident or design, horror cinema represented everything we dread in 201...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Features, Green Room, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Hush, 10 Cloverfield Lane, TEHRAN Iran, Jeremy Saulnier, The Boy, Babak Anvari, Under The Shadow, The Witch, The Invitation, James DeMonaco


You Won’t Actually Be Done With 2016 Until You Watch The Shallows

The shark thriller starring Blake Lively is the best movie you probably missed this yea
Tags: Movies, News, Blake Lively, Uncategorized, Sharks, Blake, Jaume Collet-Serra, The Shallows


How the Internet is working against us, but no-one seems to care

Plenty of studies, and many critical thinkers have weighed in on how the Internet, once heralded as a gift to society, is not exactly working in our broader interests. On the US elections. How the Internet is distorting our concept of truth. Our Brains and the Net. Nicholas Carr’s seminal book, The Shallows, on how Google […]
Tags: Google, Technology, Education, Internet, US, Social Media, Sem, New Media, Psychology Today, Nicholas Carr, The Shallows


‘X-Men,’ ‘Purge’ Sequels Debut in Top Two Spots on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Charts

“X-Men: Apocalypse,” the latest entry in the successful superhero franchise, earned 20th Century Fox the top spot on both national home video sales charts for the week ended Oct.9. The horror film “The Purge: Election Year,” the third film in the franchise from Universal Pictures, debuted at a distant No. 2 on the NPD VideoScan... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Digital, Fox, Beauty and the Beast, Universal Pictures, Home Media Magazine, Thomas K. Arnold, X-men: Apocalypse, Warcraft, NPD, The Purge: Election Year, The Shallows


‘Warcraft,’ ‘Central Intelligence’ Take Top Spots on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Chart

Two new releases, fresh off their theatrical runs, debuted in the top two spots on the combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales chart the week ended Oct. 2, while the previous week’s top seller, Paramount’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” toppled all the way down to No. 6 in its second week... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Digital, Beauty and the Beast, Paramount, Home Media Magazine, Thomas K. Arnold, Warcraft, Central Intelligence, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Shallows


China Box Office: 'Star Trek Beyond' Wins Slow Second Weekend With Just $11.3M

Sony's 'The Shallows' took second place with $8.3 million, while Kevin Spacey's cat comedy 'Nine Lives' was a step behind with $8.1 million. read more
Tags: Asia, Business, Usa, Movies, China, International, Sony, Box Office, Kevin Spacey, Star Trek Beyond, THR Online, The Shallows


‘Star Trek Beyond’ Tops International Box Office With $16.6 Million

Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond” has scored back-to-back wins at the international box office, beaming down a moderate $16.6 million for the weekend. The 13th movie in the “Star Trek” franchise has hit $161.5 million overseas, or about $5 million more than the domestic total. “Star Trek Beyond” easily led the previous weekend, thanks to a... Read more »
Tags: Asia, News, Film, Star Trek, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, The Secret Life of Pets, The Shallows


Nothing Can Convince Me That Blake Lively's Life Is Worth More Than a Great White Shark's

This weekend, I caught up on a movie I had been meaning to see because it’s about a shark, was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (who directed one of my favorite trashy movies of the 21st century, Orphan), is certified “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, and came recommended by people whose opinions I trust. A scrappy little B-movie that, after just two weekends in theaters, has already grossed about $20 million more than its $17 million budget, The Shallows is a single-setting thriller along the lines of ...
Tags: Movies, News, Blake Lively, Disney, Ryan Reynolds, Horror Movies, Sharks, Blake, Great White Sharks, Jaume Collet Serra, The Shallows


Man Watching ‘The Shallows’ Stabbed in Movie Theater

A man watching stabbed while watching “The Shallows” on Wednesday afternoon at the Roxy Theater in downtown Santa Rosa, Variety has confirmed. According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, the 21-year-old male was attacked from behind around 4 p.m. and stabbed numerous times before running out of the theater. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Santa Rosa Press, The Shallows


‘The Shallows’ – A Full Review

It’s widely known that a beautiful girl in a bikini is bound to draw eyes, but for a movie to work, there’s has to be more than just the superficial. Blake Lively proved her leading-lady prowess with a powerful performance in ‘The Shallows,” where she fights off a shark with her medical knowledge, creative ideas, and will to survive.  It takes talent to hold an audience for that long, especially with no dialogue to distract, and she does just that. The film begins with minimal backstory about N...
Tags: General, Blake Lively, Religion, New South Wales, Nancy, Grey, Blake, Howe Island, Nancy Her, The Shallows, Nancy Blake


Movie Review: “The Shallows”

No one will ever make a movie that rivals Jaws as the quintessential shark attack movie, as evidenced by Jaws 2-4. Sharknado, to its lunk-headed credit, never tries to. Yet, as the consistent ratings for Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” bear witness to, people are endlessly fascinated by the predators of the deep. Another shark-as-unstoppable-terminator flick was bound to happen. What no one could have expected was The Shallows, an adept and well-executed thriller that features gorgeous cinemato...
Tags: Music, Film, Mexico, Blake Lively, Steven Spielberg, Nancy, Sharknado, Film Reviews, Blake, Jaume Collet-Serra, The Shallows


'Finding Dory' shoots down 'Independence Day: Resurgence' for a huge second weekend in theaters

Independence Day: Resurgence failed to blow up at the box office, and let Pixar's animated sequel Finding Dory swim into the top spot for the second straight week on its way to a huge weekend. The post 'Finding Dory' shoots down 'Independence Day: Resurgence' for a huge second weekend in theaters appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Pixar, Finding Dory, The Free State Of Jones, Movies & TV, Independence Day: Resurgence, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Shallows


Box office hits and misses: ‘Finding Dory’ Conquers ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

Independence Day: Resurgence failed to blow up at the box office, and let Pixar's animated sequel Finding Dory swim into the top spot for the second straight week on its way to a huge weekend. The post Box office hits and misses: ‘Finding Dory’ Conquers ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Pixar, Finding Dory, The Free State Of Jones, Movies & TV, Independence Day: Resurgence, Box Office Hits And Misses, The Shallows


Blake Lively: Hollywood’s Best Promotional Tool?

Perhaps Blake Lively’s pregnancy is also good for her temperament, because the former ‘Gossip Girl’ star is killing it on her press tour for ‘The Shallows.’ And it’s paying off. The movie is considered a “sleeper hit” and has already doubled it’s predicted intake. Should this be a lesson to actresses everywhere? Watch some of her best interviews below. You can’t help but root for her success. Related posts: Blake Lively Still Denies Nude Photos Are Her — Best Move Ever The Best Judge...
Tags: Hollywood, General, Blake Lively, Religion, Blake, The Shallows


Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Drowns Out Disappointing ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

“Finding Dory” showed plenty of box office staying power with $73.2 million in an otherwise modest weekend at the North America box office as “Independence Day: Resurgence” invaded with a disappointing $41.6 million. A week after energizing the summer season, Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” declined only 46% and generated the eighth-highest second weekend of all time,... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, North America, Finding Dory, Free State Of Jones, Disney Pixar, Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows


Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Dominates ‘Independence Day’ at $75 Million

Disney/Pixar’s second weekend of “Finding Dory” is dominating moviegoing at the U.S. box office with $75 million, blowing away Fox’s opening of “Independence Day: Resurgence” at $43 million, estimates showed Saturday. “Finding Dory” is on track for a decline of only 44% from its stellar opening frame, which would leave the animated sequel in elite... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Fox, Finding Dory, Free State Of Jones, Disney Pixar, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows


The Director of The Shallows Talks Shark Sex and Moving On From Akira

Since The Shallows is a shark movie, director Jaume Collet-Serra researched the crap out of sharks in preparation—the result of which is a film that explores aspects of the creatures we’ve rarely seen before. The weird thing is that the director himself doesn’t see The Shallows as a shark movie.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Interview, Blake Lively, Akira, Jaume Collet-Serra, The Shallows


Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Swims Past ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Opening

Disney/Pixar’s second weekend of “Finding Dory” will handily win at the U.S. box office with about $67 million, topping Fox’s opening of “Independence Day: Resurgence” at around $48 million, early estimates showed Friday. “Dory” will see a 50 percent drop from its opening weekend, but will wind up with a robust 10-day total of more... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Fox, Finding Dory, Free State Of Jones, Disney Pixar, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows


‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Invades With $4 Million on Thursday Night

“Independence Day: Resurgence” invaded the box office with $4 million on Thursday night while the shark adventure “The Shallows” put the bite on $1.3 million. Fox’s “Independence Day: Resurgence,” which previewed at 3,200 North American theaters, has been forecast for an opening weekend of $50 million at 4,068 locations — well behind the second weekend of “Finding Dory.” Disney-Pixar’s sequel... Read more »
Tags: News, Film, Box Office, Finding Dory, Free State Of Jones, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows


Jaume Collet-Serra on The Shallows, Sharks and a Scene-Stealing Seagull

Jaume Collet-Serra on The Shallows, sharks and a scene-stealing seagull Genre filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra revels in a good challenge. After making his directorial debut with his bloody and deliciously depraved remake of the horror classic House of Wax, he took twisted to new depths with the creepy kid flick Orphan. Then, he made the dizzying leap to to slick thrillers with a string of Liam Neeson vehicles including Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night. Now with relish and a gorgeous leading l...
Tags: Feature, Movies, Mexico, Liam Neeson, Sony Pictures, Nancy, Rosemary, Blake, Columbia Pictures, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jaume Collet Serra, The Shallows, Nancy Blake Lively, House Of Wax, Nancy Blake


The Shallows Review

Rating: 7 out of 10 Cast: Blake Lively as NancyÓscar Jaenada as CarlosBrett Cullen as FatherSedona Legge as Chloe Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra The Shallows Review: In the sub-genre of shark-infested horror movies, Jaws will always reign supreme, but there is still a lot of fun and scares to be milked from the premise. The Shallows is one of the more successful ones, and that is primarily due to the performance of Blake Lively, and secondly due to the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra, who k...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Mexico, Blake Lively, New York City, Movie Reviews, Vancouver, Houston, Nancy, Galveston Texas, Galveston, Columbia Pictures, Chloe, Jaume Collet Serra, Anthony Jaswinski, The Shallows


What Do You Know? I Really Liked the Blake Lively Shark Movie

One thing you should know about The Shallows is that Blake Lively spends a lot of it—or maybe just a few minutes of it, I wasn’t timing—lying on a floating whale carcass after being attacked by an angry great white shark. Another thing you should know about The Shallows is that, apart from a few brief phone calls to her family in Texas, the only characters Lively speaks to are herself, a handful of men who don’t know much English, and a cute little seagull unable to leave her side due to a wound...
Tags: Texas, Blake Lively, Movie Reviews, Sharks, The Shallows


CS Video Interview: Blake Lively on The Shallows

Blake Lively talks to ComingSoon.net about The Shallows This weekend Sony Pictures will release their tense summer thriller The Shallows, and we had the chance to sit down 1-on-1 with leading lady Blake Lively (The Age of Adeline, The Town). Check out the video interview in the player below to see Lively talk about how the movie doesn’t demonize sharks, as well as the hilarious name of her seagull companion in the film! RELATED: The Shallows Trailer: Blake Lively Fights for Her Life A taut th...
Tags: Movies, Blake Lively, Sony Pictures, Blake, Columbia Pictures, Lynn Harris, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jaume Collet Serra, Anthony Jaswinski, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, Matti Leshem, Nancy Lively, The Shallows, Nancy Blake Lively, Nancy Blake


Interview: ‘The Shallows’ Director Jaume Collet-Serra on “The Fear That Lasts a Year”

With The Shallows, director Jaume Collet-Serra may have taken on his biggest challenge yet as a filmmaker. The director of Orphan, Non-Stop, and Run All Night has made a film primarily set on the water, featuring an entirely CG antagonist, a great white shark, and a co-star that’s a seagull, whom Blake Lively‘s character names Steven Seagull. All these factors added up to a production that, Collet-Serra admits, wasn’t easy. Collet-Serra typically relies more on practical effects, so The Shallow...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Thriller, Sony, Cg, Blake, Jaume Collet-Serra, The Shallows