Escape Plan A mastermind of structural security ( Sylvester Stallone ) ticks off the wrong scumbags, becoming ensnared in one of his deviously designed prisons. Despite the grim scenario, he refuses to accept being framed, incarcerated and out of touch. An assist from an inmate ( Arnold Schwarzenegger ) opens the door to escape, and revenge. Rated R. The Fifth Estate WikiLeaks mastermind Julian Assange receives the feature film treatment – the real guy says he doesn’t dig the movie – and Benedict Cumberbatch pulls off the look. Knowledge is power, but in this case it’s all about control of the information. Rated R. Zaytoun It’s 1982, and in war-rocked Lebanon the PLO’s capture of an Israeli fighter pilot ( Stephen Dorff ) forges an unlikely alliance. The boy Fahed (Abdallah El Akal) detests his enemy, but must deliver his father’s ailing olive tree to their ancestral land. In English, Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles. Not rated. Zero Charisma Super geek Scott cocoons himself against the rest of the world as grand master of a role-playing game.
Physicist Sameet Sreenivasan of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York conducted a detailed data analysis of novel and unique elements in movies throughout the 20th century. Sreenivasan analyzed keywords used on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) to observe trends. A novelty score was given based on the number of times any given keyword was used to describe another film. Films that had higher novelty scores featured a word that was rarely used to describe it. While films with lower novelty scores had a keyword used to describe a variety of them. A range from zero to one was applied as the novelty score, with the least novel being zero. To depict the evolution of film culture over time, Sreenivasan then lined up the scores chronologically. “You always hear about how the period from 1929 to 1950 was known as the Golden Age of Hollywood,” Sreenivasan said to Wired. “There were big movies with big movie stars. But if you look at novelty at that time, you see a downward trend.” After studio systems fell in the 1950s, filmmakers burst with new ideas which enhanced the movies during the 1960s. Films like Bonnie and Clyde in 1967, Breathless in 1960, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in 1966 were all very well received. In addition, plot lines, novel styles and film techniques helped create the increase in Sreenivasan’s analysis of that period. The films analyzed spanned a 70-year period and the study appears in Nature Scientific Reports . 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Years later, it turns out, that through some inexplicable mistake somewhere in MLB stat land, Stan Ross only technically has 2,997 hits. Plot Hole: Years after Ross’ retirement he had still not been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, largely due to the error. So, he comes back at age 47, eventually gets his hits, retires and is whisked into the HOF. Everyone knows you aren’t eligible for the HOF until five years after retirementand back retirement doesn’t count if you return to the game! This would’ve been easily solved with a “and 5 years later” ending. Field of Dreams Universal Pictures If you ask me, Field of Dreams is nothing but plot holes. I’ve never read it, but I’ve always heard it works much better as a book. Which is good because the movie is a bit of a mess. Plot Hole: Ray and Annie Kinsella have a daughter in the movie, Karin Kinsella, played by actress Gaby Hoffman, who was seven years old at the timewell below high school years. Yet early on, both Ray and Annie attend a PTA meeting regarding a ridiculous resolution to ban books. PTA stands for parent-teacher associationthat’s who attends the meetings. Parentsteachersand your friendly neighborhood crazy persons. Lucas 20th Century Fox In Lucas the late Corey Haim plays a 14-year-old stereotypical 80s nerd. Meaning that he’s in love with a girl who is out of his league, is terrible at football and is an avid collector of insects. Mercilessly bullied, he hates the superficialities of the popular kids, but obviously longs to be one of them. Plot Hole: Lucas encounters the girl of his dreams while out bug collecting and he goes on about the life cycle of the locust, which later comes up in the film. Well, it looks like Mr. Bug Expert needs a bug expert. That thing isn’t a locustit’s a cicada. Hoosiers Orion Pictures As The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies points out, the beloved classic Hoosiers has a “plot hole large enough that Robert “Tractor” Traylor could drive through it. Rather than attempt to paraphrase it, I’ll just let you read it yourself. Plot Hole : “In the first practice Buddy quits the team and persuades Whit to follow.
Movies from 1960s were most creative in cinema history, study finds
“Metallica: Through The Never” (Sept. 27) Enter sandman: Metallica made a concert movie that’s not a just a concert movie. Dane DeHaan stars. “Gravity” (Oct. 4) Alfonso Cuaron’s first film since 2006’s “Children of Men” stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts lost in space. One of the year’s must-see events. “Runner Runner” (Oct. 4) Justin Timberlake takes on an evil Ben Affleck in this new thriller about online gambling. Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) directs. “Captain Phillips” (Oct. 11) Tom Hanks stars as the title captain in this thriller from Paul Greengrass, which focuses on the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.