Even with the abundance of legal streaming options and VOD availability, people are still pirating a ton of movies (and TV shows) every year. Although some torrent sites have been taken down, eager and impatient movie-watchers are still finding places to illegally download movies. Which movies were pirated the most this year? Like last year’s list of the most pirated films, the movies topping the list for 2014 include theatrical releases from the previous year, like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Frozen.’
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We’re still patiently awaiting confirmation of that ‘Frozen’ sequel, but until then, we’ll have something else to look forward to in addition to the ‘Frozen Fever’ short hitting theaters in the spring: A new ‘Frozen’ spinoff book which focuses on the troubled relationship between Anna and Hans, the nefarious charmer who tricks Anna into marrying him and then, you know, tries to kill her. The book is called ‘A Frozen Heart’ (which sounds like the name of a tween goth-pop band) and based on the description, this thing seems pretty similar to ‘Gone Girl.’
It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.
Were ‘The Simpsons’ to plop down for a Christmas couch gag, you’d better believe we’ll get a ‘Frozen’ reference and never let it go. Watch FOX’s favorite animated family tackle Elsa, Olaf and the rest, as well as a smorgasbord of Christmas parodies from ‘Seinfeld’ to ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ and back!
Guess what, parents? You're going to see Disney's live-action 'Cinderella' remake in theaters. Possibly more than once. Because that is when you, and more importantly the kids in your life, will be able to see the next 'Frozen' adventure—the short film "Frozen Fever"—for the first time.
Animated films have long plundered classic fairy tales to build their modern stories (at least four of the Disney Princesses alone are pulled from Brothers Grimm tales), but Hans Christian Andersen’s rise to posthumous family-friendly prominence didn’t come into play until the late eighties, when Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ (which turns twenty-five this week) first swam on to our cinematic shores. The introduction of Ariel also effectively ended a Princess drought – there had not been a new Princess-centric film since 1959, but after Ariel splashed on to the scene, the House of Mouse started churning out a new one with startlingly regularity (four in the nineties alone) – but its real legacy is introducing Andersen to the younger set by way of mainstream animated outings.
With 'Frozen' still a raging phenomenon and 'Big Hero 6' right around the corner, the folks at Disney Animation are probably feeling pretty good about their lives and careers at the moment. So the first news about their next film, 'Moana,' arrives at a time when the world's most famous animation studio is at a fairly incredible high and like their last major blockbuster, this is a female-led adventure. Prepare for the merchandise, parents.
If you have kids or little brothers and sisters, you've probably seen 'Frozen' ohhh a thousand times by now. But, even if you can sing "Let It Go" forwards and backwards in your sleep, you still might not know everything there is to know about Disney's biggest animated movie ever.
While it's not a 'Frozen' sequel, fans of Disney's newest animated classic will be delighted to know that you'll definitely be seeing Anna and Elsa in yet another charming adventure -- the studio is planning an all-new animated short film titled 'Frozen Fever,' and you'll be seeing it sooner rather than later.
ABC's series 'Once Upon a Time' has already plowed through a hefty number of fairy tale characters and stories in its three seasons on the air, so it wasn't a huge surprise when the show decided to add in some newish tales -- it was, however, a bit of a shock that they had snagged Disney's smash hit 'Frozen' to make the leap to the small (and live-action) screen.