Diverse Options on the Movie Menu

Diverse options on the Movie MenuDiversity is a much discussed topic in recent years that caused many headlines in the news.

The concept of diversity includes differences and similarities in race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, identity & expression, physical abilities, socio-economic status, nationalities, religion, citizenship, sexual orientation, ideologies, political beliefs, age and abilities.

These differences are important for us to understand in order to appreciate and value diversity we have.

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5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.4

We’ve come so far with watching foreign movies that we now have an idea of the global cinema that exists. Is this statement true? I don’t think so. We have just barely scratched the surface with the previous posts Vol.1, Vol.2 & Vol.3. There are still many movies to see and the concept of global cinema is far from the truth.

There may be some similarities in the way of making movies but every country has its own cinema style based on society, culture, folklore and other elements that are relevant to the country. Since it has been established that there are many more movies to catch on, let’s take a look at the next batch of interesting Sci-Fi and Fantasy foreign films:

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5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.3

5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.3The road so far has been interesting and promises to stay that way. What are we referring to you may ask? We’re talking about foreign movies, more specifically science fiction and fantasy films. There are so many interesting foreign movies for the world to see.

The Diversity in movies today is amazing but they are not recognized. People want to look at interesting movies other than the traditional big budget flicks but how can you plan to watch a movie you are not even aware of?

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5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.2

Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films Vol.1In my previous post “Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films Vol.1” we discussed the first 5 interesting Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films.

Thanks to online streaming services now we are able to watch movies we normally wouldn’t see at all. From old classics to the latest released we now have access to films around the world.

As we continue looking into more Foreign Films, here is the next batch of 5 interesting Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films:

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5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.1

5 Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films Vol.1In my previous post “Changing the landscape for Foreign Films” we discussed how we now have more access to foreign films because of all the available streaming services.

We are able to look for old classic films as well as the most recent released films. Now what should we see then?

Well, there are a lot of good movies out there to see. For that reason we will start a series of Interesting Foreign Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films to look out for.

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Changing the landscape for Foreign Films

Changing the landscape for Foreign FilmsHollywood has taken over the cinemas around the world. That’s not a surprise, right? There isn’t a place where you won’t find an American movie in the cinema. While the American movies are the most popular they are truthfully not the only options available.

There are other movies, that are sometimes better than the American movies, that are not getting the opportunity to be on the big screen. How can they be recognized if the audience doesn’t see them?

There are many interesting films (made by Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Brazilian, Russian, French, South Korean and Japanese film makers,  just to name a few)  that are not shown around the world in movie theaters.

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Looking for something different in Fantasy Movies

Looking for something different in Fantasy MoviesThe beautiful thing about the Fantasy movie genre is that you can think of almost anything to create a story. The power of imagination is infinite. If it is so, why don’t we see more original stories?

Fear of the unknown, fear of something different. The risks of coming with something new are higher and therefore not everyone is willing to take that path. It takes courage to create something different but there are film makers who take the risks and create something different.

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Best Sci-Fi Summer Blockbusters of the 21st century Vol.1

Best Sci-Fi Summer Blockbusters of the 21st century Vol.1Summer Blockbusters are hard to ignore. We have explored some of the best Sci-Fi summer blockbusters from the 70s, 80s and 90s so we may have an idea of what’s in store for the 21st century. Right?

As time goes on the summer blockbuster “type of movie” we normally expect has changed. One clear aspect that we can’t ignore is the rise of superhero movies led by 20th Century Fox and Marvel (followed by DC Films).

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