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4 Tips for Movie Buffs to Stay in Touch with the Latest Media News

Updated on July 17, 2019

Part of the fun of being a movie buff is keeping an eye out for what's coming next. Whether you need to know when a director is making his or her next film or you just want to keep up with the state of the industry, you should make sure that you have access to the right data. Below are four of the sources that movie buffs need to stay up to date with the latest news.

Actors like Tom Holland are notorious for dropping behind-the-scenes news and insights that even the producers of upcoming films wouldn’t have released otherwise.

Use Social Media

One of the best ways to keep up with what's going on in the world of films is to follow those who make movies on social media. Actors and directors are not only great sources of news about what's going on now, but most will talk candidly about past experiences on social media. If you're looking for a good way to get information directly from the people who are in the know, social media is an invaluable tool. Actors like Tom Holland are notorious for dropping behind-the-scenes news and insights that even the producers of upcoming films wouldn’t have released otherwise. Actors will also often share insights on the experiences they have while playing various characters that give greater insight to their overall performance in a given film. By putting your finger to that news pulse, you have the ability to know things about a film that your friends could never find in their trivia cards.

Blogs and magazines are great for learning about movie trivia as well as keeping up to date with everything that's going on in Hollywood.

Blogs and Magazines

If you're looking to get information in a longer format, blogs and magazines can be great. Not only will you get access to in-depth interviews, but you'll also be able to read about much of what goes on in the industry. Blogs and magazines such as Rotoscopers are great for learning about movie trivia as well as keeping up to date with everything that's going on in Hollywood. These are places where you can get the official releases of upcoming film information, as well as learn more about already released films to be shared with friends, family, and fellow enthusiasts.

Fellow fans can be a valuable resource for learning what is most relevant to the current films, or to your favorites.

Join Forums

Sometimes the best way to learn is from other fans. There are thousands of great media forums out there, from fans of specific genres to dedicate film enthusiasts. Chatting with other fans can give you access to new perspectives, help you to keep up to date on recent news, and even allow you to get recommendations for movies you may never have thought to try on your own. As it’s impossible to be able to get your hands on every work of insider’s knowledge on your own, fellow fans can be a valuable resource for learning what is most relevant to the current films, or to your favorites. You can also do your part to educate your fellow fans in the great trivia that you’ve been able to uncover, and direct them to your favorite resources for up-to-date film news. If you want to get truly connected, forums might be for you.

Check Out Extra Features

The extra features included on physical discs are a goldmine for those who want to keep up with what's going on in Hollywood. Directors, producers, and actors will chat about what happened during the making of their films on commentaries, while behind-the-scenes features can give you more information on the technology used to make movies. Those who love Lord of the Rings, for example, learn a great deal from the director and actor’s commentary provided in the disc extended edition versions. Because these typically are included on the discs themselves, you’ll likely want to reserve this method of research for your absolute favorites. If you really want to know what it's like to make a film, you'll want to pay attention to these overlooked features.

Staying up to date is really a matter of accessing the right sources. A good mix of forums, social media accounts, and traditional media will help you to stay on top of all the news. Whether it’s from direct sources like actors and directors or indirect sources, like their fans and dedicated reporters, you can quickly amass a knowledge of your favorite films that will conquer any trivia challenge you take on. If you're a dedicated reader, you'll always be among the first to know about the next big thing.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Anica Oaks

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