Watching Movies

I have to admit I'm not a movie watcher,
But on a Sunday afternoon with my teens
I got to see a few movies I missed
So I will describe a few scenes.

The first one we saw had a long name
Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist
It was already on when we started to watch
So there was a lot that I had missed.

The second one was The Longshots
I really liked as it had such a knack
It was about the first Pop Warner girl
Who played as the quarterback!

The next one was Seventeen Again
It was a fun movie with lots of heart
I liked the second chance theme
And Zac Efron played a great part.

The next was The Breakfast Club
Which I have seen many times
Seeing Molly Ringwald and Judd Nelson
Serving detention for their scolastic crimes.

We bonded so much in the four days
We enjoyed the movies for a few hours
But hungry teenagers need their dinner
Then we had dinner so they could recharge their powers!…

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Get to the Movies of 2010

According to the line-up from The MovieInsider.com, 2010 is promising to be an eventful year. There are many additions to already loved series coming up, as well as live action versions of already beloved stories. Here is a list (in no particular order) of some of the most anticipated movies of 2010:

1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I(November 19th)

The first part of the final installation in the acclaimed J.K. Rowling series, this movie is anticipated because everything that the movies (and books) have been building up to will finally come to an end. Questions will be answered and epic battles be fought. A bonus to this movie is that for all the book nerds out there (like myself) it is being split into two parts because they don’t want to cut anything out of the books. So we should be treated to an actual visual version of the final book. This movie is slated for release on November 19th. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

2) The Twilight Saga: Eclipse(June 30th)

With the craze that is surrounding these books it is no surprise about how quickly they are releasing the movies to further cash in on the popularity. In this installment, the main conflict is Bella must choose between Edward her vampire and Jacob her werewolf. While people who have read the series already knows who she picks this movie is anticipated because many people will flock to the movies to see how it plays out and to see how they bring this popular movie to life. Starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

3) The Book of Eli(January 15th)

This movie takes place in the future and chronicles a man’s struggle as he goes across …

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Gone With The Wind: The Movie

Victor Fleming's Gone With the Wind is a sweeping Civil War epic that follows the life of the insatiable Scarlett O'Hara. The film's elaborate sets, rich costumes, striking technicolor, and beautiful score have entertained audiences for over sixty years.

Like Birth of a Nation, Gone With the Wind is set in the South before, during, and after the Civil War. One of the most famous scenes of the movie is when Scarlett rips down the green curtains at Tara plantation and instructs Mammy to make her a dress. It's interesting to note the similarity between Scarlett's actions and that of the youngest Cameron sister in Birth of a Nation. Both women were members of the genteel southern society. Scarlett changed her clothing to try to get money from Rhett, while the Cameron sister wanted to look presentable for her brother's homecoming; but there is no denying that both women had the desire to look as if their gentility had not been affected by the war.

Scarlett O'Hara is a southern belle living on Tara plantation. At first, she takes an attitude that the land means nothing to her, which her father warns against. During the war, Scarlett learns the value of the land when she returns to it. Destitute, she takes to working the land. The ravages of the war have a taken a toll on the South and Tara plantation. Scarlett laments in one of the most powerful scenes of the movie, "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again." The artistic quality of the scene is breathtaking. Scarlett stands in the field lit by the orange and pink hues of the sun, a tree to the right shows the barren leftovers of war. As the camera pans out Scarlett becomes a silhouette against the …

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10 Movie's that Should Be Remade

It is common knowledge that Hollywood will find a successful formula for a movie and bleed it dry. In this tradition, in more recent times, there have been many remakes of older films; often horror. In re-generating past films into new ones a new audience is being reached via generation span and also a new market is being reached for potential sales due to what may be the trend or in style at the time; therefore meaning what may not have brought in big bucks upon initial release may have its day in the sun now.

A lot of the time I do not agree with Hollywood's choices in what to remake, keeping this in mind I decided it would be fun to make a list of ten movies I think deserve to be remade.

  1. MANIAC COP – Horror films have been generating loads of cash at the box office non-stop for years now. The original 1988 film was about a violent cop who was sent to prison, died, and came back to exact revenge on the city that betrayed him. Bruce Campbell starred in the film and that right away explains the level of poor acting and more cult status involved with the project. Even with its basic horror structure of the dead coming back to kill this movie and the tall police villain in it were interesting. Using some of today's better actors and special effects the idea of an un-dead killer policeman seems like a perfect one for a remake.
  2. THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS – They were a popular trading card fad in the 1980's featuring creepy children with gross habits; such as Unzipped Zack who would unzip his face and display his skull. These trading cards were also actually stickers and were geared towards a children

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How to Find New Movies

Visit Film Festivals
There are hundreds of film festivals that take place annually throughout the country offering new movies to audiences. Some film festival events offer free admission as well, eliminating expenses of visiting regular movie theaters. Top tier film festivals like Sundance even attract celebrities, making these events a fun way to find new movies. Search online and through printed film festival programs to read descriptions of new movies that may be of interest of you. These film festival listings usually provide information on when and where new movies will be showing at their event. They can be one of the most exciting resources when learning how to find new movies.

Read Newsletters from a Movie Club or DVD Rental Service
Many DVD rental stores and movie clubs for genre films have membership programs that include a free subscription to their newsletter. These clubs and DVD rental stores publish newsletters in print or email form to provide their members with information on new movies that are currently available and coming soon. Smaller DVD rental stores and movie clubs promote art films more than larger chains like Blockbuster, FYE and Tower. These newsletters provide a way to find new movies that go under the mainstream radar on a regular basis. Some DVD clubs even offer their newsletter for free to build a customer base, making them a cheap way to find new movies.

Join a Movie Subscription Service
Companies like Film Movement delivers DVDs based on selections by program curators. This is an adventurous way to find new movies, as you gain access to films that you may not be familiar with otherwise. Services like the one offered at Film Movement operates similar to those Columbia House movie club offers where members agree to pay monthly subscriptions to receive entertainment …

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Finding the Best Massage chairs for TV viewing

First, you will find a massage chair expensive and then you will reveal health benefits this chair offers. It won’t be easy for you to stop yourself from buying one because it will make you feel refreshed after a tiring day.

Massage chairs are designed to massage the user’s body and relive muscle strain. Whether you have back pain, neck pains, shoulder issue, or simply feeling too tired after a long day in office, that massage chair can fix these problems for you. It is designed to massage the whole body when you are sitting and relaxing. You can even find massage chairs for TV viewing, which will allow you to enjoy your favorite TV shows and a soothing massage.

Why you must own a massage chair?

The University Of Miami School Of Medicine’s Touch Research Institute has recently conducted a study to reveal the health benefits of using a massage chair. They have found that a feature-rich massage chair can improve measurable EEG brain activity in adults. Besides, the candidates performed quite accurately and more quickly in mathematical testing after enjoying a relaxing massage on the chair.

This study result reveals that your brain works much better after a rejuvenating massage. It is up to you that you take massage before going for work or after work. That 15-minute massage session will revitalize your muscles and brain to enjoy the rest of the day with more energy.

It improves your mood and helps you in sleeping better:

Millions of people cannot sleep calmly because of stress and depression. Massage has been proven beneficial in terms of reliving stress and curing depression. People usually visit the nearest spas and salons to get a refreshing massage. Masseuses charge a considerable amount of money for each massage session. Every person cannot afford …

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9 Must See Movies

Are you and your friends planning to have a movie night? Are you having trouble deciding what to watch? If so, read on to get a list of the best movies that I’ve seen so far!

1. The Holiday

In the beginning, I was hesitant to watch this movie at all. I’m really glad I did though because I thought it was the cutest romantic comedy ever! Amanda and Iris find themselves facing guy problems. Both of them go on a home exchange website and decide to switch homes for the holiday. While Iris moves into Amanda’s house in California, Amanda flies to England to stay at Iris’ cozy countryside snow laden home. Although their initial goal is to get as far away from their troubled love lives, love proves to be less elusive than they had thought. Both Amanda and Iris mend their hearts with their newfound romance.

2. The Pursuit of Happyness

In this movie, inspired by a true story, Will Smith portrays a salesman named Chris Gardner. He struggles to make ends meet for his family. When he decides to pursue his dream of becoming a stockbroker, his wife leaves him. Though Gardner and his five year old son endure many hardships, he clings on to the glimmer of hope that one day, they will live a better life. This movie is truly inspirational and moving.

3. The Illusionist

This movie was adapted from Steven Millhauser’s short story “Eisenheim the Illusionist.” Eisenheim, a magician, uses his gift to secure the love of a woman named Sophie von Teschen, whose the Prince’s intended. As their romance is threatened to be exposed, Eisenheim performs one of the greatest illusions.

4. Little Miss Sunshine

This movie is about a little girl with big dreams. Olive wants to win the Little …

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Christian Music Rock Show

To start off, I’m going to say, having been to a show myself, this is the kind of experience everyone could enjoy. There is a good variety of local and distant bands, as well as a variety of music. Punk, pop-punk, hardcore, christian contemporary, and acoustic are just some of the genres you might find at Gethsemane Christan Shows.

Other than music, there are a few other things one could enjoy at a Gethsemane Christian Show. Food and drinks are sold to help support everything required to put a show together and the future shows to come. Dramatic plays done by some of the local youth are captivating enough to keep the attention of nearly anyone. Bands often sell merchandise and cds.

Overall, the Gethsemane Christian Shows are a good experience for people of all ages. Entrance prices vary, but are quite affordable for anyone. For more information on the next show, requests to play the show, or to find a way you can help, email Jenna at Gethsemaneshows@yahoo.com or at http://www.myspace.com/gethsemaneshows

Gethsemane Christian Shows

Next Show: May 02, 2009

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Gethsemane United Methodist Church

PO BOX 185, Allport, Pennsylvania 16821

Cost:TBA…

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Peep Show Series 6 on Channel 4: First Episode of the Long Running POV Sitcom

“No, I’ve started being a boss. What about my Danish sofa and my new keyboard?” says Mark (David Mitchell) after learning that he’s just lost his job at JLB in the first 10 minutes of the new series of Channel 4’s peerless award-winning comedy of errors. It’s been six years since Peep Show hit the screens and if this opener is anything to go by there’s no sign of it losing any momentum as it remains as pant-wettingly funny as ever. Suddenly staying on a Friday doesn’t seem so bad after all.

Peep Show Series 6

After the scene where all the staff, including Jeremy (Robert Webb) who has only been at the company for three hours yet pretends to be deeply affected, are told by Johnson (Paterson Joseph) of the office closure Mark sets up a JLB survivors group and performs a skit where he dresses up as the German boss of the company, complete with a permanent marker Hitler moustache, only for said boss to turn up and offer Mark a tidy redundancy package if he calls off the protest.

It’s hard not to laugh as his initial giddy thoughts of “I’ve single handily re-launched the satire boom” suddenly becomes the pop-culture referencing awareness of: “I’m Russell Brand and Steffan is probably Andrew Sachs”. There’s also something pleasantly schoolboy about seeing David Mitchell running around with a Hitler moustache for half of the episode.

Super Hans (Matt King), last seen joining a Scientology-like cult and destroying Mark’s precious new HD ready television set, is back to his typical useless druggie self and offers the boys a bit of cash-in-hand work as “men with ven”. There were better moments of course but some of the funnier quotable lines contain language unsuitable for a family website such as this one. …

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Jamie’s American Road Trip: New York – Channel 4: Jamie Oliver – Big Love In The Big Apple

At last, the real Jamie Oliver is back! After hanging in ‘da hood in week one, and playing cowboy in week two, the Naked Chef returns to what he does best – cook. He’s not trying to play out a childhood fantasy or live the life he’s seen on TV; he meets, he greets, he investigates new tastes and, most importantly, whips up some inspiring dishes.

And here in New York there’s finally a real sense of cultures coming together, adding twists to dishes brought from the old country, and coming up with proper American cooking. Real food that real Americans eat, just not from some ubiquitous chain restaurant.

Nothing Posh Except The Nosh

The Big Apple also provides genuinely new dining experiences, as opposed to Manhattan’s latest “in” restaurant, where who you’re seen with is more important than the food. After a quick taste of Egyptian fare, complete with a visit to a “live” butcher, Jamie heads to an underground restaurant, literally run from somebody’s house and surrounded by barbed wire.

This is nobody’s idea of a Michelin-starred eaterie, but the friendly atmosphere and home cooking leave a big impression on Jamie. “The last restaurant I fitted out cost a million quid – you know, nice bogs, nice floorboards, nice window, nice etching … this looks like Louisiana after a hurricane. The place is not smart, but all the value is on the plate.”

All Hail The Chicken And Rice Man

And where there are immigrants, unfortunately, there is also poverty. Another bit of New York most definitely not on the tourist trail is Jackson Heights, home to dozens of illegal Columbian immigrants, many of whom are homeless. Luckily help is at hand in the form of George, himself a former “illegal”, who makes the half hour drive each …

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