If this all sounds a little wishy-washy, then let me close the feature by offering a more practical side to it all. Yes, sad movies make us feel better - so what? Surely the way that we choose to deal with our emotions is down to the individual, and a healthy mix of movie types, along with other media like TV, games, and books creates a balanced emotional framework for us to exist in. Sure, that’s the ideal but the notion of joyful emotional balance, which you see in movies like Love Actually and The Holiday, rarely reflects reality. Byrne highlights the impact of not acknowledging our negative emotions, and suggests how sad movies can help. “The suicide rate for men is a huge concern,” she says. “It’s the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. The ‘boys don’t cry’ message that men and boys are brought up with is really harmful. It makes it difficult for men to be vulnerable or to talk about how they’re feeling and seek help. Men … [Read more...] about Why watching tragic movies like Logan is actually good for you
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With The Social Network picking up Film of the Year, and Director of the Year for David Fincher, it's still hard to guess which movie will end up taking home the Best Picture Oscar this year. … [Read more...] about The Social Network named Film of the Year by The Critics’ Circle
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put many movie productions on pause, including The Batman, the upcoming superhero movie from director Matt Reeves. Robert Pattinson will portray the Dark Knight and has seemingly been thankful for the break from filming. … [Read more...] about Robert Pattinson on The Batman delay: “Having some time off is not the worst thing in the world”
Image 5 of 7Scott EastwoodWith a father as famous as his, Scott Eastwood has been in close proximity to greatness his whole life. But even though he’s broken out on his own over the past few years (with supporting parts in Suicide Squad and the upcoming The Fate of the Furious and Pacific Rim 2), he still hasn’t found the role that could define him as his own man. Wolverine might be just what he’s looking for. … [Read more...] about Who should play the new Wolverine as Hugh Jackman says goodbye to the character?
Spacebase Startopia, a colorful and goofy-looking space station strategy simulation, is the descendant of a much older and less colorful game from 2001, Startopia. The cinematic trailer that introduces us to the new Spacebase Startopia doesn't give up much on gameplay (though it does squeeze in a Keanu at E3 joke) but based on the brief details from the game's Steam page, it will share some things in common with the original. … [Read more...] about Goofy strategy sim Spacebase Startopia announced for late next year