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Mon, 04 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400A moviegoer has no way to find out if a movie is worth a watch or not. A movie trailer might give a feeling that it is an absolute must watch but once done, it might all seem as a waste of time as well as money given that the movie turns out to be an absolute crap.
Mon, 08 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Movie reviews have redefined themselves. Now celebrity gossip elements are now part of them. This article sheds light on the trend of celeb gossip expanding its horizons into the reviews section. We have all read movie reviews. They make an impact on the way we watch a movie in the theater. We accept it or not, the movie review that we read has a distinct effect on our mind. It gives you a preconceived set of ideas that you take to the movie hall with you. But those days have changed since.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500From time to time, a movie character will come along that stands the test of time. Hardly any figure has been featured in motion pictures much more generally than the creature from the ocean, Godzilla. This massive monster was first featured in the 1954 Japanese film, Godzilla, with a closely edited edition introduced in the United States in 1956 know as Godzilla, King of the Monsters. The term Godzilla is really a combination of two Japanese words, gorira meaning gorilla and kujira meaning whale. His physical appearance has changed to some extent over time and yet his basic features have continued to be mostly identical.
Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500With a number of movies releasing every week, it is wise to maintain your own personalized movie lists. You can maintain a note book to write down movie names. But there are software available in the market that make creating, maintaining and manipulating your lists much easier.
Sun, 11 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500Film critics all over the world are getting ready to pen down movie reviews on latest Hollywood releases. On the threshold of 2009 Hollywood is going to present a New Year bonanza for movie lovers with a series of film releases world wide starting from 25th December. Defiance is one of the most talked about film releases of 2008-2009. Apart from Defiance there are several other movies waiting to be released or has stared screening already.
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400It took an inordinately long time for movie land to bring us a modern day treasure hunt worth watching, but Director Jon Turteltaub delivered big time in National Treasure, the story of a secret treasure that crosses the centuries. National Treasure is full of obscure clues. National Treasure stays focused on the clues with the actors not upstaging the treasure hunt story line.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0400How can a film produce an Oscar winning Best Actress performance and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination and still be a terrible movie? Easy, just fail to deliver an important message involving understanding and knowledge when you have millions of moviegoers who are glued to your presentation.
Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Let me get to the most important thing first: Director Martin Scorsese won an Oscar for "The Departed". Scorsese, one of the most accomplished directors of our era, has been nominated for 7 Oscars-5 for Best Director and 2 for Best Screenplay-before winning with The Departed. The Departed is simply the best mob film since Mario Puzo's original Godfather in 1972.
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" shows the raw, violent face of the advanced Mayan civilization in its decline, with its rulers insisting that the key to continued prosperity is to build more temples and offer more human sacrifices to their Gods. The result is innocent Mayans being viciously attacked and their communal way of life being destroyed to meet an insane desire. Will they be able to survive the onslaught?
Wed, 04 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400Here are four average movies, two of which are pretty screwed up (The Family Stone with Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Craig T. Nelson and Rachel McAdams, and Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts) and two of which are unpretentious and easy on the eye (Indian Summer with Diane Lane and Unlikely Angel with Dolly Parton) Despite being pure fluff, I would rate the last two better than the first two.
Mon, 28 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400Ocean's Eleven is a confusing film about a $160 million heist of three Las Vegas casinos from an impenetrable safe 200 feet underground. Is Ocean's Eleven supposed to be an action flick, a comedy, a crime story or a drama? The Hours features three depressed women from three different generations trying to cope with life, some Academy Award-winning performances and a story line that is even more depressing and repugnant.
Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 -0400What Women Want is a romantic comedy light enough to float away. Helen Hunt is a real talent with real hardware and seemed so on top of her game after the release of What Women Want in 2000. Heck, I figured, move over Julia Roberts and hello Helen Hunt as America's newest sweetheart, but Hunt did Cast Away with Tom Hanks and then returned to Broadway. The two rising stars today are Reese Witherspoon and Hilary Swank.
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Something's Gotta Give is a romantic comedy without substance that works because of Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Keaton is one the few actresses at age 60 who has been able to partner with bankable leading men. She seems to have found the secret to staying young, alive and attractive while Nicholson at 69 and counting appears his age and has not benefited from the passage of time. Keaton is one fine looking 60-year-old woman.
Sat, 28 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Here are five movies that try hard but are rated terrible for the effort. They include Napoleon Dynamite (with Jon Heder), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (with Antonio Banderas, Johnny Depp and Salma Hayek), The Notebook (with James Garner, Gena Rowlands and Rachel McAdams), Of Human Bondage (W. Somerset Maugham's novel with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis), and The Prince and the Showgirl (with Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier).
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Here are five more movies you think would be really better than they are, unfortunately for the films, the scripts, the direction, and the actors, they are not. All five get my terrible rating; they include Love Letters, Monster-in-Law (with Jennifer Lopez, Michael Vartan and Jane Fonda), The Fast Runner (about Eskimo life and culture on the tundra in Alaska), Myths and Logic of Shaolin Kung Fu, and Myra Breckenridge (with Raquel Welch).
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Here are another five movies you think would be really better than they are, unfortunately they are not. All five get my terrible rating; they include Gods and Generals (with Robert Duvall, Jeff Daniels and Stephen Lang), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), Just Like Heaven (with Reese Witherspoon), Miracle (the U. S. Hockey Team victory at the 1980 Olympic Games), and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (with Kate Hudson).
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Antonia's Line won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but its postscript fails to reveal a dark side that Hollywood typically ignores, making it an average film at best. The Aviator earns 11 Oscar nominations and wins five, including Cate Blanchett's portrayal as Katharine Hepburn, but was simply too negative and too graphic in its presentation to become a great film.
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Camelot, released in 1967, celebrates its 40th anniversary this October, and was based on the 1960 musical play Camelot written by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederic Loewe. Camelot became a modern day legend when it was immortalized after President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Camelot the play and Camelot the film were both truly inspirational musical productions.
Sat, 14 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Meryl Streep, one of Hollywood's best actresses, carries The Devil Wears Prada like the namesake handbag we see early in this movie, which is about Miranda Priestly, a powerful New York fashion magazine editor who hires Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a recent journalism grad, to be her new gofer. In the end, she ditches the job when she realizes that life without her boyfriend, her friends and family are not worth the price of being exclusive.
Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Was there ever an actress who combined these four timeless qualities - beauty, fashion, grace and humility - better than Audrey Hepburn? I think not, especially when I see her again in Breakfast at Tiffany's. We shall not see another like her in our lifetime and by then the film industry may be on the way out when some newer, better technology unknown to us today arrives. Audrey Hepburn was a model of grace and humility.
Sun, 08 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400Secondhand Lions is a masterpiece of storytelling written and directed by Tim McCanlies (remember the name). Near as I can tell, this film had absolutely no nominations for Oscars. First time French Director Christophe Barratier has given us an incredibly good movie in The Chorus, which was nominated for two Oscars but came up empty handed at the presentations. No matter. It did not affect the effort and excellence of The Chorus.
Thu, 29 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400Based on the novel "The Golden Man" by Philip K. Dick and Directed by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day), NEXT features Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel, Thomas Kretschmann, Tory Kittles, and Peter Falk. NEXT is also co-produced by Cage, who has starred in such box office hits as National Treasure, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Con Air, and Face/Off. NEXT is slated for theatrical release on April 27, 2007.
Mon, 26 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400Chad Allen plays a Christian Missionary that travels to Ecuador to meet the Waodani tribesman that speared his father to death, played by Louie Leonardo. Allen tries to find the truth about what happened, but to his surprise, he experiences a life-changing event instead which brings him closer to his father's murderer and the entire Waodani tribe.
Sun, 25 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400Since the fans saw the popular Doctor Who TV series be taken off the air 15 years ago, this new updated version has had a lot of high expectations to live up to. After its release in 2005, both the old fans and the new audiences received it well and the current series now enjoys a large, growing following.
Sat, 24 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400When Edward Lewis, a rich industrialist play by Richard Gere, searches to locate his Beverly Hills hotel, he encounters Vivian Ward, a Hollywood prostitute played by Julia Roberts. Vivian is suddenly swooped up into an extremely rich, fantasy world, when she is hired by Edward Lewis as a date for an entire week.