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  1. How Movies Will Change In The 2020s | Screen Rant

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    • Streaming Is Here to Stay
    • Less Reliance on In-Theater Gimmicks
    • Disney's Dominance Will Continue... For Now
    • The Indie Scene Is Not Dead
    • More Original Tentpoles

    Films hailing from streaming services have only been around for a little over four years at this point, yet they've already managed to solidify themselves as a steady part of the moviegoing scene. This became especially apparent in recent years, as Netflix has dominated award season and released numerous broadly-appealing movies likeMarriage Story and 6 Underground that generated immense interest from moviegoers across the globe. Any initial worries streaming would simply become a new term for direct-to-video cinema has evaporated thanks to the likes of Marriage Story andThe Irishman. For the new decade, not only is Netflix continuing its massive feature film push, but a whole slew of other streaming servicesare also expanding their reach into the world of original film content. Hulu is aggressively expanding its original film slate, ditto for Amazon, while newbie streaming services HBO MAX and Peacock will be delivering a steady slate of original feature films. It's too early to sa...

    The 2010s began with a massive emphasis on 3D thanks to the record-breaking box office of Avatar. By the time the decade ended, 3D's relevance to American moviegoers had mostly ended. Though foreign territories like China still embrace 3D, the 2010s saw 3D sharply decline in value for Americans attending movie theaters. Attempts over the course of this decade to find other gimmicks, like higher-frame-rate projection or the Barco Escape, that would resonate strongly with moviegoers (and get them to shell out extra bucks for higher-priced tickets) mostly fizzled out. That lack of success with new in-theater gimmicks is likely to heavily influence any attempts to pursue further gimmicks in the 2020s. Related: Every Superhero Movie Coming Out in 2020 Combining the lack of success with new gimmicks and the fact that some of the biggest non-tentpole sleeper hits in recent years have been films likeKnives Out or The Greatest Showman, it's likely both movie studios and movie theaters will f...

    When the 2010s began, Disney was licking its wounds over a series of box office flops like Prince of Persia: Sands of Time andThe Sorcerer's Apprentice. When the final year of the decade rolled around, they had bought up 20th Century Fox & Fox Searchlight while also releasing 80% of the biggest movies of 2019 at the domestic box office. That kind of massive momentum has led to Disney dominating the worldwide movie scene and even with a much more low-key 2020 film slate, Disney's status as a cinematic titan isn't looking to end anytime soon, especially in terms of box office prowess. Per Deadline, Disney will start combining box office grosses for 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight titles into their annual box office haul for the first time in 2020. The already gargantuan market share that the Disney empire has of the worldwide box office is about to get even larger. In the aforementioned Deadline piece, they mention that Disney and the Fox studios generated 37% of the domestic box...

    At the same time that Disney is expanding its presence to massive new levels, the American indie film scene, which prides itself on its tininess, is actually having a resurgence in some unexpected ways. For one thing, A24 is becoming a kind of Disney for the indie scene, a recognizable trustworthy brand name. However, A24's brand name promises the fresh and unexpected to moviegoers, whereas the Disney brand name promises something more familiar and safe to patrons. A24's increasing level of visibility led to a number of impressive box office hits in 2019, includingThe Farewell and Uncut Gems, and the studio is expanding its profile significantly for 2020 and beyond. Related: Uncut Gems True Story: Every Event That Happened In Real Life The success of A24 shows that unorthodox small-scale fare can still succeed on the big screen in the age of rampant Disney tentpoles, and the same can be said for the recent success of documentaries and foreign-language features. These are two genres...

    One of the most unexpected trends at the start of the 2020s is how the first year of this decade already has release dates penciled in for a larger-than-expected amount of tentpole titles that aren't based on previously existing source material. There are plenty of remakes and sequels on the way, but 2020 alone brings about Tenet, Free Guy andThe Tomorrow War as well as a trio of completely original animated titles from Disney. It's hard to say at this time if this is just a fluke (2021 currently doesn't have anywhere near as many original titles penciled in for theatrical release) or a larger sign of Hollywood studios doing more to embrace originality in their big-budget fare. A potential shift towards more original cinema could be spurred on by competition from the original films from Netflix, a streaming service unafraid to push original tentpoles like Bright. It could also be a move done in recognizing that a familiar brand-name couldn't salvage the box office of the likes of Te...

  2. Acting Career Highlights Then and Now: 1920s vs. 2020s Hollywood

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    Jun 18, 2020 · Film Genres: 1920s vs. 2020s. The kinds of films that were made in the 1920s vs. today has also changed. In the 1920s, some of the most popular genres were silent comedies, Westerns, talkies (films with sound), and epics. Actors and actresses relied on exaggerated facial and body movements and limited on-screen text to portray the movie’s ...

  3. What will be the biggest event in the 2020s? - Quora

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    The biggest event will the Presidential Election of 2020 on Tuesday, November 3rd. As a betting man, with the current state of the economy and the likelihood that the Democrats take a sure winner and waste it on Lefty that Mr. 45 gets a second term.

  4. What horror movies will be like after 2020 - Mashable

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    Dec 15, 2020 · This year, horror fans had to withstand not only tons of major movie delays — Halloween Kills, A Quiet Place Part II, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, Candyman, the latest Conjuring, and a bunch of...

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  5. 2020’s Big Plot Twist: How ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Came to Upend ...

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    Dec 16, 2020 · 2020’s Big Plot Twist: How ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Came to Upend Hollywood’s Future. As the long-delayed DC Comics sequel 'Wonder Woman 1984' finally debuts — on HBO Max and in theaters ...

  6. in Film History - Filmsite.org

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    The Year 1925. Year. Event and Significance. Mid-to late 1920s. Most of the major Hollywood motion-picture studios had been established by this time, including the Big Five (Warner Brothers, Fox (later 20th Century Fox), RKO, Loew's Inc. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)), Paramount (from Famous Players-Lasky)), and the Little Three (United Artists ...

  7. How Sci-Fi Movies Have Changed In Each Decade (& Why)

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    • 1910s
    • 1920s
    • 1930s
    • 1940s
    • 1950s
    • 1960s
    • 1970s
    • 1980s
    • 1990s

    In the early 1900's, film had yet to become the dominating entertainment medium that it is recognized as today. In fact, the earliest recognized film recording, the Roundhay Garden Scene, had only been filmed 12 years before the turn of the century. The dawn of the 1900s popularized film being used as a source of entertainment, as before then the pioneers of the technology considered it a technology to be used in a solely scientific capacity. The Lumière Brothers (who were the first to showcase a moving picture to a gathered audience, essentially birthing cinema) believed that film was reserved for filming "actualities," the predecessor of the documentary. Unlike the documentary, actualities were unedited: raw recordings intended to depict life in as unaltered a manner as possible. While the actuality was wildly popular at the end of the 1800s, film inevitably began to be used as a source of entertainment. Early filmmakers such as George Méliès began to push the boundaries of what f...

    Over 20 years after the creation of the first cinema camera, film was becoming more and more of an accessible artform. While not nearly as commonplace as our modern day excursions to the movie theater, all across the world artists from other mediums were beginning to view film as a revolutionary craft, leading to more and more features and short films being created. With George Méliès' last film, The Conquest of the Pole, being released in 1912, science fiction films were generally beginning to move away from his highly fantastical approach and settling into a more grounded atmosphere. Related: How Inception Revolutionized Sci-Fi Movies For The 2010s Movies such as 1916's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, the first movie ever filmed partially underwater, and The Master Mystery, an American film serial from 1918 starring Harry Houdini, showcased cinema's transition towards harder, more tangible scientific fiction. Subject matter included scientific expeditions and robotic automatons, rep...

    During the early days of film, specifically the 1910s, a lot of the short films being made were escapist fantasies; experimental stories made by book authors and magicians. However, the 1920s marked a distinct shift in the structure of a lot of genre film, specifically science fiction. As filmmaking became a more sophisticated form, screenwriters and directors were beginning to infuse social commentary into the movies they were making. Science-fiction literature set the precedent, but the 1920s seriously established the capacity for movies to be a social allegory. The greatest example of this to come out of the decade is Fritz Lang's 1927 masterpiece Metropolis, a shining example of the German expressionist movement. Heavily inspired by German industrialism as well as the widening gap between the rich elites and the poor working class, Metropolis depicts a future in which the lower class workers are forced to toil away underground while the 1% lives in towering skyscrapers. The atro...

    While the genre flourished in the decades prior to the 1930s, the early 1930s saw the world climbing out of the economic horrors that marked the Great Depression. As a result of this, the science fiction genre was less idealistic than it had been in years prior. Both literature and film experienced a considerably darker shift in the genre, reflected in the growing prominence of science fiction being fused with other genres. Related: Why Sci-Fi Movies Starring AI Actors Is Actually A Good Idea The most iconic movies to come out of the decade were the Universal and Paramount sci-fi horror movies, most notably Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Invisible Man. These films lie in a middle ground between the escapist fantasy of earlier pioneers as well as the harder sci-fi of the 20s and 30s, and the end result are movies that use science and technology to reflect the growing apprehension and dread felt by international audiences slowly moving out of the Great Depression. Unfortunately, thin...

    The 1940s bore witness to the largest scale global conflict of all-time: the meat-grinder known as World War 2. Countless lives were lost, and the effects were felt in culture and art across the world. While the most popular movies being produced at the time were war films, particularly outright propaganda drumming up support for either cause, sci-fi films also experienced the effects of the war effort. With Universal and Paramount continuing to pump out their iconic monster films, many American studios used science fiction tropes in pulp fiction like Flash Gordon to show the horrors of fascism and authoritarianism. One film from this era, 1945's Strange Holiday, is very on-the-nose about its anti-authoritarian message. John Stevenson, the main character, comes back from a vacation and is shocked to discover that fascists have taken over the United States of America. Like lots of innocuous films at the time, the movie was actually secretly written by the General Motors corporation,...

    Science fiction in the 1950s went through one of the biggest cultural shifts to ever take place in the genre, a transformation which was directly tied to one of the most horrifying scientific breakthroughs ever. The first and only recorded usage of nuclear weapons was perpetrated against Japan at the tail end of World War 2. Little Boy and Fat Man were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, three days apart, in August of 1945, and the combined death toll of both bombings lies somewhere around 200,000. Since then, for better or worse, the shadow of nuclear annihilation has loomed large over international affairs and modern society. Related: Why Sci-Fi Movies Are So Divisive At The Box Office Science fiction films were some of the first sources of entertainment to tackle this massive event. Using pulpy, garish filmmaking techniques, movies such as Them! and It Came From Beneath The Sea terrorized audiences with freakishly large animals either warped or unearthed...

    The popularity of the films made during the "Golden Age" of science fiction persisted through the 1960s, leaving audiences with a deluge of atomic-inspired sci-fi horror as well as the total domination of the Shōwa-era Godzilla films. For most of the '60s it seemed as if aliens and radioactive creatures were everywhere, mostly because those types of films could be produced with relatively small budgets and were guaranteed money-makers for the studio. However, the tail end of the 1960s rejuvenated the sci-fi genre with two particular films that abandoned the hokey tone of their predecessors, and carried strands of Metropolis' socially-charged DNA. 1968 introduced moviegoers to Franklin J. Schaffner's Planet of the Apes, a scathing critique of the nuclear obsession that also happened to revolutionize special effects. Later that same year, Stanley Kubrick's widely-beloved masterwork 2001: A Space Odyssey was released, exploring a wealth of different themes ranging from humanity's searc...

    While the cheap sci-fi horror film never fully went away, 2001 directly led to a surge in smart sci-fi thrillers being released internationally. Movies like The Andromeda Strain, Soylent Green, and Solaris were all slow, methodical science-fiction films that leaned heavily into the philosophical implications of the stories they were telling. At the same time however, the movie circuit was just beginning to understand the power of the blockbuster and what it could do when coupled with other types of movies. The one-two punch of Star Wars in 1977 and Superman: The Movie in 1978 forever changed the landscape of filmmaking. One an original property, the other a comic book adaptation, both were insanely successful and led to the creation of massive game-changing franchises. Superman was almost twenty years ahead of the superhero movie curve and pioneered special effects work, while Star Wars... well, everyone knows what Star Warsdid.

    As popular movies generally do in Hollywood, the impact of Star Wars led to a wealth of imitators, most of which fell on the scale of cheap to decent. Battle Beyond the Stars is arguably the most famous of these imitations, mostly due to the fact that the advanced special effects were done by James Cameron himself. Cameron would go on to define the science-fiction genre in the 80s with his own film, The Terminator. One of a few truly original time-travel films, not only did The Terminator essentially write the book on time-travel paradoxes, but it also fit into a budding trend for sci-fi in the 80s, which was the futuristic apocalypse setting. Many different films used this in different ways, including Blade Runner and the animated Akira, but the collective panic surrounding a bleak technological future was undoubtedly inspired by the uncertainty revolving the ongoing Cold War.

    If the '50s reflected the paranoia and fear regarding the world's entry into the nuclear age, then the '90s were all about the collective apprehension surrounding the dawn of the Internet Age. Countless films of this time period regarded technology with a sort of curious terror, such as Hardware, which follows a murderous robot enacting a rampage across a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Terminator 2 also reflected this kind of cybernetic paranoia, with the reveal that the Skynet system emerged from the creation of a complex super-processor. Related: Is Sci-Fi's Origin Anti-Science? Of course, no movie from the 90s more accurately reflected the post-modernist attitude towards developing technology and the atmosphere surrounding the budding internet culture than The Matrix. Pulling from a wealth of different inspirations (including Buddhism, Superman, and Ghost in the Shell), the Wachowskis' vision of a dystopian future in which humanity has been enslaved by robots perfectly captured the...

  8. 10 Amazing Discoveries that Changed Astronomy in the Last ...

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    Dec 31, 2019 · Astronomy has seen so much progress and change in the last decade. From SpaceX and reusable rockets to landing on comets and discovering oceans on moons. The last ten years gave us great science. However, the start of 2010 didn’t look so promising. It started off in February of 2010 with Obama cancelling the Constellation program or the ...

  9. Mar 19, 2021 · Six years ago the likelihood of a major war was tiny. Since then it has grown steadily and dramatically and today is by far the most likely major event in the 2020s. The ultimate conflict can come from two ways. A conventional conflict involving at least two major powers that escalates into an open nuclear war. A second scenario is possible in the 2025-2030 timeframe.

  10. Deagel.com’s ‘Forecast 2025 ... - Memory Hole Blog

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    Jan 30, 2021 · Six years ago the likelihood of a major war was tiny. Since then it has grown steadily and dramatically and today is by far the most likely major event in the 2020s. The ultimate conflict can come from two ways. A conventional conflict involving at least two major powers that escalates into an open nuclear war.

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