#EngVocab: Movie vocabulary

  1. Bomb. Meaning: a movie that is not popular and makes little money.
    • Example:
      • “Don’t waste your time seeing that movie. It’s a bomb.”
  2. Blockbuster. Meaning: in contrast with “bomb”, this is a popular movie & makes a lot of money.
    • Example:
      • “This movie is one of the most successful blockbusters that have ever been made.”
  3. Write-up. Meaning: a review of product, movie, restaurant, or other things related to entertainment.
    • Example:
      • “The write-up said that movie was terrible.”
  4. Flick. Meaning: a movie.
    • Example:
      • “Have you seen any good flicks lately?”
  5. Mind-blowing. Meaning: impressive.
    • Example:
      • “Seeing this movie is a mind-blowing experience. I love it!”
  6. Kick-off. Meaning: start something.
    • Example:
      • “The movie festival will be kicking off at the end of November. Can hardly wait!”
  7. Live up to someone’s expectation. Meaning: to be as good as someone thought something would be.
    • Example:
      • “I knew that the movie was awesome. It totally lives up to my expectation.”
  8. Upcoming. Meaning: soon to happen.
    • Example:
      • “The upcoming James Bond movie will be exciting!”
  9. Hype. Meaning: a lot of positive publicity.
    • Example:
      • “I don’t usually want to watch a movie that has too much hype. Is it worth the watch?”
  10. Gags. Meaning: funny moments.
    • Example:
      • “This movie has plenty of gags. I’m sure you’ll like it.”

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, November 2, 2012

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