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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Movies About the Civil War

Everyone loves a great war movie, but for an American history buff, nothing beats an epic Civil War film. Ball gowns, plantations, and plenty of cannon fire have made for American cinematic magic. Here’s a rundown of some of the best North v. South showdown flicks out there.

Gone With the Wind

No Civil War movie list would be complete without paying homage to the movie who pitted Scarlet’s fiddle-dee-dee against Rhett’s not giving a damn, my dear. While the movie itself doesn’t actually have any battle scenes, it does portray the burning of Atlanta, and deeply delves in the effects of the war on Southern life. Oh, not to mention, it’s one of the greatest romantic movies of all time. Don’t forget to pick up Margaret Mitchell’s classic book on which the novel is based as well.

Glory

This movie feature Denzel Washington as a free slave serving in the Union army. I was about 10 when I saw this movie for the first time, and I wept, well, like a little girl. The movie also features cutie pie Matthew Broderick, who volunteers to lead a company of black soldiers, and deals with racists of both the blue and grey persuasions. It’s a good show, but don’t blame me if it makes you cry.

Red Badge of Courage

This 1951 classic stars Audie Murphy as the cowardly young man struggling to find his — .courage on the Civil War battlefield. It’s main redeeming quality is that it has spared countless students from actually having to read the Stephen Crane novel.

Shenandoah

This film is a must see for Jimmy Stewart fans. Jimmy plays a Virginia pacifist farmer who refuses to engage in the war, until his son is killed. It’s like The Patriot, only no Mel Gibson, about 100 …

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How to Watch a Movie!

The Matrix: A Different View

OK, you know how to watch a movie, it is simple, right? You sit down with your snacks and beverages and you watch it. Let me tell you there is more to the movie than you may realize. Movies are very influential on us as a society and it is mostly unnoticed. People feel pressure to act like movie stars or dress like them. Women are often left feeling unattractive in comparison to movie actresses. Men constantly mimic and repeat things they have seen done by that certain actor. This is all fact and it has been covered before I am sure. This is not what I am talking about. I am also not talking about the huge following of certain features such as Star Wars and Star Trek.

I am talking about the messages we are given from the movie that may not be so clear. I may look into movies more than the next person. Movies shape public opinion on certain subjects ranging from science, politics, fashion and relationships. I have always enjoyed watching movies but at a point in time I began to get bored in just watching them for mere entertainment. I started analyzing them and determining what if any message the creator was trying to send to me.

Let me give you an example: The Matrix was a very successful movie, entertaining, full of special effects and action. It was the story of a group of humans trying to free the rest of us from the matrix a computerized world that only existed in our minds. We were all connected to this matrix as a battery or power source for the matrix. If you remember the movie we were kept in these huge rooms in a pod with all these …

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Miami in the Movies and on TV

10 Movie and TV Sets that I Wouldn’t Mind Living In

With its warm climate and unique architecture, Miami has been the setting of a number of TV shows and movies over the years. The houses of the characters reflects this. Here are 10 such homes that I wouldn’t mind living in, depending on the situation.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 
Ace’s apartment

Jim Carrey broke out into the mainstream with this 1994 release, in which he plays a Ace Venturay, a strange man who investigates crimes against pets. Ace’s small, cluttered Miami apartment might not look like much, but every time he walks in, his dogs run to greet him and birds perch on his arms. What animal lover wouldn’t want that?

Any Given Sunday 
Tony D’Amato’s mansion

Oliver Stone’s 1999 sports offering depicts professional football as being money-driven, so it’s not surprising that you see some of the characters living large. Head coach Tony D’Amato (Al Pacino) lives in a beautiful mansion (a real-life building in nearby Fort Lauderdale) with a large dining area and sliding glass doors, not to mention the massive TV showing the chariot scene in Ben-Hur. If you can’t get into this place, try Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino’s house, which was used in the movie, as well.

Bad Boys II 
Mike Lowry’s waterfront house

In the Bad Boys movies, Miami cop Mike Lowry (Will Smith) is a rich man who decides to become a police officer. His difficult job doesn’t keep him from living in a nice Miami Beach house on the waterfront. Since they blew up the Delray Beach mansion that the villain lived in, Lowry’s place is a good backup.

Big Trouble 
Arthur Herk’s house

While he’s a jerk, Arthur Herk (Stanley Tucci) enjoys life in a …

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