Enjoy Perks With Fandango VIP
Added On: Oct 7, 2015
You can join Fandango VIP for free to receive additional perks. VIP members have the luxury of purchasing Worry-Free Tickets. These tickets are guaranteed & customers don’t have to worry about lining up in front of the box office. If you can’t make the show, you can even return or exchange your tickets 2 hours before the movie starts. VIP Members are also benefited with additional rewards from AMC Stubs, Crown Club, Regal, etc. On your Fandango VIP account, you can save your favorite movies and theater locations. This helps enhance your checkout and fandango surfing experience. VIP Members also get exclusive gifts, special invites to free movie screenings & events, and free movie & music downloads. Join Fandango VIP today!
The Maze Runner Is Back With The Scorch Trials
Added On: Sep 23, 2015
The Scorch Trials just hit theaters this month. This movie is based on James Dashner’s novel, The Scorch Trials, which is his second in the trilogy. The first book & movie of this series is called The Maze Runner. During The Maze Runner, the main character, Thomas, and his team of Gladers had successfully escaped from an experiment known as The Maze. In this installment, Thomas and the Gladers search for clues about the powerful organization known as WCKD. They end up in the land of Scorch, a desolate region filled with many barriers and complications. The Gladers take on the far stronger forces of WCKD to uncover its shocking plans for the world to see. This action-packed movie is now in theaters everywhere. Also, be sure to get ready for the next movie of the series, The Death Cure.
Actors With No Oscars
Added On: Sep 18, 2015
Surprisingly, there are many amazing actors who have not been nominated for an Oscar. The first actor to be among this unloved list is Richard Gere. He is from many major hits including Chicago, Pretty Woman and Unfaithful. The next actress is Meg Ryan who played powerful parts in When a Man Loves a Woman and Courage Under Fire. Another hilarious actor in this list is Jim Carrey. He may be known for his hilarious ensembles, but he has had many memorable hits like the Man on the Moon and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. The fourth actress is Cameron Diaz who has been nominated for other awards. John Cusack is another who has just missed the Oscar. He was a shoe in for his performances in Fat Man and Little Boy and Grace is Gone. John Goodman had amazing performances in Argo and Flight with no win. Bruce Willis may be known for his action films but is not undeserving from his parts in Pulp Fiction and The Sixth Sense. Donald Sutherland has had over a 50 year career with many features, and...
James Bond, Spectre
Added On: Sep 11, 2015
The next movie to join the James Bond franchise is called Spectre and it hits theater in early November. This will be Daniel Craig’s fourth role as James Bond. The story features Bond’s encounter with the criminal agency known as Spectre. The newly appointed M, Garth Mallory, continues to fight for the continuation of M16, while Bond attempts to unravel the conspiracy that threatens the organization. Flashbacks and worldwide travels take Bond on a whirlwind of events to discover what this organization is.
Movie Date Tips
Added On: Sep 3, 2015
A movie date has, and will forever be, a foundational way to date. But, what happens when you and your significant other have kids and the only movies you see are animated with talking animals? Here are some tips to help you go back to your perfect movie night dates that work with your life. The first tip is to select the movie carefully. Tickets, treats, and the babysitter have all gotten more expensive, and this date night could turn into spending over $60. This is why you need to do your research to make an informed decision that is best for you and your partner to agree on. The next tip is to pick a grownup-centered theater. Many towns now have theaters that embrace the idea of offering alcohol and high-end snacks on their menus. They also have luxury seating with recliners for you to lay back and relax. Another fun idea is to pick your dinner based on your movie. If the movie takes place in Italy, go out for some Italian, or if it is in India, have some curry. Lastly, don’t...
Classic: Space Jam
Added On: Aug 21, 2015
In 1996, Warner Bros. Family Entertainment released Space Jam. The movie follows NBA legend Michael Jordan and the loveable Loony Tunes on a quest to freedom from a competitive alien amusement park owner Mr. Swackhammer. The film starts in 1993 following Jordan’s retirement from the NBA, and his venture in professional baseball. The Loony Tunes are endangered when Mr. Swackhammer sends his group of tiny minions to collect the Loony Tunes as new attractions for his amusement park. The Loony Tunes, led by Bugs Bunny, challenge the minions to a game of basketball for their freedom. The minions then travel to earth to steal the talents of Charles Barkley, Shawn Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Larry Johnson, and Muggsy Bogues, leaving them incapable of playing. The minions absorb the talent, transforming into the gigantic Monstars who can easily beat the Loony Tunes. Bugs Bunny then pulls Michael Jordan through a golf hole to enlist him against the Monstars. Jordan agrees to help and The Tune...
Classic: 12 Angry Men
Added On: Aug 21, 2015
If you are ever in the mood to watch a classic movie that gets your mind going, 12 Angry Men is the movie for you. This 1957 drama tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men as they deliberate the fate of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. A verdict in most criminal trials must be unanimous by a court jury in the U.S. There are no names in the film, just the jury members identified by a number. A boy from the slums is on trial for a murder, and the jury deliberates between personal biases and hard ethical questions on the innocence of the defendant. This film captures the inner workings of the mind in the most beautifully simple ways. The whole movie was filmed with one set, the jury room. 12 Angry Men is known as a classic because it really brings together the ideals of a drama with suspense and difficult situations. This movie is full of consensus-building and the range of personalities from these men intensifies the conflict and turmoil of the jury. And of course,...
Added On: Aug 14, 2015
For those who have not heard of Amy Schumer in America, you may be living under a rock. She has become a huge hit across the country from her comedy shows to her new movie called Trainwreck. This romantic comedy was actually written by Schumer and directed by Judd Apatow. The film stars Schumer, Bill Hader, LeBron James and a wide ensemble of cast members. The film premiered in July of this year and has been a huge hit. The movie starts out with Amy Schumer’s character, Amy, and her sister Kim, played by Carly Oudin, being told by their dad Gordon Townsend, played by Colin Quinn, that monogamy is not real. Kim never really listened to this belief and is married and happy throughout the movie; however, Amy took this belief way too much to heart and has gone through her life from one guy to the next and having a very cold heart. The movie is definitely not what you expect from the very flamboyant and outgoing Amy Schumer. It shows her inner struggles and insecurities in a very...
Straight Outta Compton
Added On: Aug 12, 2015
Today’s modern Hip Hop scene wouldn't exist if it wasn’t for the notorious rap group, N.W.A. The Compton based rap group released their debut album, Straight Outta Compton in 1988 and were forever immortalized in the gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop scene. The group consisted of rappers DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and MC Ren. Much of their music was about the ongoing struggle with police violence and misconduct that plagued Los Angeles in the early 1990’s. Universal Pictures has taken the responsibility of telling the story of the world’s most dangerous rap group. The film stars O’shea Jackson Jr as Ice Cube, Paul Giamatti as record executive Jerry Heller, and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. This biopic will hit the big screens on August 14th, 2015, and is expected to gross over 25-35 million its opening weekend.
Added On: Aug 4, 2015
This Friday the Fantastic Four are making their way to your local movie theater! This superhero group has come a long way since November of 1961 when they were first introduced into the Marvel Universe. The film follows four individuals: Reed Richards, Johnny Storm, Susan Storm, and Ben Grimm. After teleporting to a foreign universe, they are all left with superhuman abilities. Reed Richards can now stretch his body into different forms and lengths. Johnny Storm has become the “Human Torch”, gaining the ability to shoot fireballs and fly. Susan Storm is now able to become invisible and generate force fields. Ben Grimm is transformed into an indestructible stone bodied superhero nicknamed “The Thing”. The film follows these heroes path to harnessing their newfound abilities, all while saving the Earth from Dr. Doom. The films stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell as the Fantastic Four. Be sure to check out The Fantastic Four on August 7, 2015!
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Added On: Jul 28, 2015
Your mission should you choose to accept it is to make you way to theaters on July 31st, 2015 to watch Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. As the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, this film stars Tom Cruise as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. A secret agent tasked with saving the free world each time he’s called upon. When the Central Intelligence Agency denounces the IMF, Ethan Hunt and his team are now on their own. Facing a group of multinational ex-operatives called the Syndicate, the rogue IMF team must now band together to stop the Syndicate from endangering the world! Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin. Rotten Tomatoes says this film continues the series thrilling resurgence, and reminds viewers Tom Cruise is an action movie hero!
Fandango Is Killing Ticket Sales This Month!
Added On: Jul 24, 2015
Fandango is on track to have the best month in the company’s 15-year history. They have sold the most tickets ever as Universal’s Jurassic World, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, and Ted 2 are racking up the ticket sales. The three pictures are expected to make over 50 million dollars in one weekend. The previous best-selling month was November 2013, when The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Frozen, Thor: The Dark World, and The Best Man Holiday were released. Ted 2 is the top selling R-rated comedy this year. Pixar’s Inside Out is so far their best selling second weekend on record. Is this going to be one largest movie going months of all time? I’m not sure, but I do know Fandango is really killing it with the ticket sales.
What is Nollywood?
Added On: Jul 13, 2015
Who hasn’t heard of Bollywood, and of course our favorite Hollywood, now Nollywood is making it's way up in the movie industry. In 1992, an electronic salesman shot a movie in one month and it sold more than a million copies in Nigeria. Thus Nigeria’s Nollywood was born and has since surpassed Hollywood and is right behind India’s Bollywood. It is a $3.3 billion industry with 1,844 movies produced in 2013 alone. However, of this industry’s billions, less than 1 percent was tracked from ticket sales and royalties. The rest came from pirated reproductions sold by unauthorized vendors for roughly $2 each. Pirating of Nollywood productions is a big problem in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. The Nigerian film regulatory agency has existing laws for copyright infringement, but it’s not enough. Producers and financiers see only a fraction of the movie’s economic value but they have all pushed for stronger laws and are slowly becoming more successful at catching pirates.
The Teddy Bear, Ted, Is Back In Ted 2!
Added On: Jul 3, 2015
Ted 2 is the sequel to Ted staring Mark Wahlberg and the voice of Seth Macfarlane as Ted. Ted marries his girlfriend from the last move, Tami-Lynn, and they want to have a baby. However, Ted is incapable of doing that and they want to either have a sperm donor or adopt. But, Ted is deemed property, and he cannot have the rights of a normal human. His marriage is annulled and no one cares about the rights of a teddy bear. The rest of the movie is full of adventures as the group tries to set everything right for Ted while everyone is against him, including Hasbro.
The Minions Are Back!
Added On: Jun 26, 2015
Who wasn’t obsessed with the minions from the Despicable Me movies? Everyone wants one and we all love them. Now they have their own movie! This film was first foreshadowed in the ending credits of Despicable Me 2, where Bob, Stuart and Kevin are seen auditioning for it. The movie tells us about their history. The minions have always wanted to serve history’s most despicable masters. They have somehow accidentally destroyed all of their masters and their story fast-forwards to the 1960s. They have failed at their jobs so Kevin plans to find a new master to serve. Stuart and Bob join as well and they find themselves in London were they meet Scarlet Overkill. You’ll just have to watch the adorable movie for the rest! Comes out in theaters June 10th!