I won’t be bragging about the ideal list that is posted and rated by almost every website available for public viewing. Rather, I would like to share a list of 5 movies that I have actually watched and that have influenced me in some or the other way.
1) The Shawshank Redemption: This 1994 Frank Darabont movie made me feel like a nincompoop, as prior to watching the movie I used to believe in the nonexistence of movies based on a dynamic story-line and an intriguing plot. According to me, this movie defined the modern era of film-making. It has all the right ingredients in proper proportions ranging from solid acting performances by Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman to proven directional acumen of Frank Darabont. Specifics cannot be explained through words, so you need to realize the aesthetics of creativity while watching the movie.
2) The Matrix: The era of modern science fiction, slick action sequences and charismatic slow motion cinematography was pioneered by the movie. The concept of dual reality and the existence of a world controlled
Despite being liked by all, we don’t see many horror-movie releases every year. From a director’s point of view making a horror film is always a double edged sword’s game; it can make the audience fear or laugh. In fact, we see many movies of horror-comedy genre performing well at the box office. The horror – comedy genre came to the existence by accident, and that was the failure of horror film turning into comedy ones.
No doubt, our filmmakers around the globe are trying hard to make us fear and only fear, because a good horror film can make our ‘night’.
Why Horror Movies Fail: six to seven out of ten horror films fail. The failure ratio is, if truth be told, very high around the globe. The reason being it is the lack of plot. The most exploited plot is ‘couples entering their new house, located in the wilderness, and something unexplainable starts taking place.’ Most of our popular docudramas like A Haunting, The Haunted, etc., are based on it. Episodes after Episodes we see the same plot,
These days, English movie channels are splurging a lot of money on their content as it is what keeps viewers glued to their television sets. In the end, it all boils down to what is generally shown to them. Today, the medium caters to each and every viewer irrespective to their tastes and choice of films they watch. The most popular genres comprise of action-adventure, drama, romance, comedy and action thriller.
Why Action-Adventure Watched Most?
Out of all the popular choices, people prefer action-adventure over others. They carry a mass appeal because once you watch any such movie, you feel a sudden rush of blood surging through your veins. It gives you a kind of excitement like an adrenaline rush felt never before. You can catch up with your favourite blockbusters being telecast on an award-winning movies TV channel every day. They have a power-packed schedule in which best of the action-adventure flicks are lined up for broadcast. Hottest in the trends cover Mad Max: Fury Road, Jupiter Ascending and American Sniper.
People Love Drama
Drama is a part of life and we cannot imagine a life without it. Such stories can be sorrowful
Pop-on and roll-up are the two styles of presentation commonly used in television captioning. Paint-on captions are sometimes used for special effects but are much less common. The CCP endorses the use of the pop-on style for all television captioning. WebVTT supports pop-on as well as paint-on captions.
Pop-on captions, as their name suggests, appear in boxes one or two line long at the bottom of the screen, though they may be placed on the screen in such a way to indicate the current speaker, and then pop off again to be replaced by the next caption box. In the case of audio content that cannot be confined to a single pop-on box, one pop-on box is replaced by another at logical breaks in the text (ends of phrases or sentences). Pop-on captions include edited audio information to aid viewer comprehension of the program. This may include dialog, narration, sound effects, indications of offscreen activity, etc. Pop-on captions are synchronized with the audio content of the program and thus are used typically for prerecorded programs that include multiple speakers.
Roll-up captions are used predominantly in conjunction with live television broadcasts, such as news reports and live
Hollywood and lawyers have gone together like two peas in a pod since the very inception of motion pictures. In an industry built on fantasy and unlimited imagination, playing an attorney in a well-written film can be the direct route to big recognition in an actor’s career. From Atticus Finch to Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, those portraying legal advocates have given us some of the most memorable characters in Hollywood history. Among all the many examples, these top seven thespians provided us with some of the most unforgettable performances in the courtroom.
1. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch
No one can forget Gregory Peck’s portrayal of attorney Atticus Finch in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Admirable father to Scout and Jem, Atticus Finch uses his legal prowess to fight against racial injustice in Depression-era Alabama. His defense of African-American Tom Robinson, who was wrongfully accused of rape, stands the test of time as one of the top courtroom performances ever.
2. Joe Pesci as Vinny Gambini
As an unsuccessful and frustrated attorney in “My Cousin Vinny,” Joe Pesci’s comical portrayal of Vincent “Vinny” Gambini earned this film a cult following. Vinny pulls off an unimaginable courtroom
Break-ups are by far some of the most unpleasant situations. Regardless of whose fault it is, they leave a bitter taste. I have the perfect recipe for broken hearts: a box of ice cream, a bowl of popcorn, alcohol and these three movies:
1. The First Wives Club
Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are three women who have been deserted by their husbands for younger and more beautiful women.
Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, the three decide to take revenge on their unfaithful husbands. So, the deserted wives found The First Wives Club and hit men where it hurts most: the budget.
2. 500 Days of Summer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zoey Deschanel are Tom and Summer. She does not believe in soul mates and true love. He is a hopeless romantic and falls madly in love with Summer.
The two eventually get together but their relationship becomes so complicated that Tom, despite his idealism, is forced to make a choice. Even if the film does not shows their relationship chronologically, it captures the sweet beginnings of a relationship, confusion and tension and the often inevitable end.
The latest fad to sweep the television industry is “Reality TV,” which has become one of the largest features on the air with nearly a hundred different versions created to date. A wide variety of content is offered as to make it appealing to a vastly diverse arena of spectators. There is no doubt about it; this new style of TV programming is a hit with the American people with ratings that have literally gone through the roof.
However, the original idea for this new type of show had to originate from some source of need or even a scheme to cut expenses and boost profit margins. This is true. Commercial television has become inflated with so much expense that producers are looking for ways to reduce production costs.
The salaries of popular celebrities have literally exploded over the past couple of decades to where many actors are now pulling down one million dollars per episode. With that kind of salary paid to just one actor it makes any popular TV show a multimillion dollar operation.
With that kind of expense laying across the board, it’s no wonder that producers can extend a million dollar
It’s tough to make a living in this day and age. Jobs aren’t as abundant as the number of people who need them, and layoffs and cutbacks are leaving hard-working people out of jobs. The pressure to provide for yourself or a family might cause you to consider more extreme career options. However appealing robbing banks to become an instant millionaire sounds, it’s never a good idea. Here are a few Hollywood movies that demonstrate the danger of deciding to pull the ultimate heist. Consider these movies before daydreaming about becoming a criminal to solve monetary problems.
The Dark Night: People Can Betray You
Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel “The Dark Night” is an extremely compelling and entertaining film. It starts off with a bank robbery going relatively smoothly, until the true villain (the Joker) surfaces and starts killing his comrades. Unfortunately in this line of work, you’ll often find your coworkers are exceedingly greedy (it’s the nature of the beast). What’s stopping them from eliminating you for your cut of the money? Little stands in the way of being double crossed by your own team, which makes this type of work extremely risky.
While a data center is extremely valuable and useful in keeping companies and websites running, they’re not the most glamorous of places. However, their appearances have increased in Hollywood movies and hit television shows. It’s hard to deny that malfunctioning robots, or a maze of endless rows of computers makes for a tense setting that does wonders for any film. Even though these scenes may not be completely accurate to the operations of these technological hubs, they allow our minds to wander and imagine how machines might play a larger role in our lives in the future.
House of Cards
The extremely popular television show House of Cards is a tale full of twists, turns and deception. In an attempt to discover the truth behind his girlfriend’s death, a reporter tries to steal information from an enormous data center. Unfortunately he’s caught, but the setting of an underground tech basement with endless switches and plugs keeps the tension high throughout the encounter.
When James Bond meets the villain in the movie Skyfall, he’s surrounded by rows and rows of machinery. We soon come to realize it’s a data center right in the mansion’s
In my opinion the most common ingredient of all the great movies I have seen over many years have been those movies that maintain a high level of tension throughout the entire movie. In my long history of watching movies I can remember 3 movies that have done that better than any other movie that I can remember.
The first one is the movie “Heat”, which came out in 1995 with Al Pacino and Robert Di Nero. This movie was a home run from the opening scene showing the robbery of an armored car and then the murder of the 3 guards who were driving the car. I remember the sounds of the rifles used to murder them being very loud and very real and the efficiency of the action showing the robbery was very impressive. There is a bank robbery scene towards the end of the movie that was by far the most impressive and brutal modern day gun fight I have ever seen in any movie. It’s hard to believe that this great movie came out 20 years ago.
In my opinion “Aliens”, which came out in 1986 and was the sequel to “Alien”
So what makes a great movie, a movie that you will always remember? For me, I remember the very bad and horrible movies almost as much as I do the great ones, which unfortunately are very few and far between.
A very rare instance of seeing two movies in a row, one very bad and one great happened yesterday when I saw one of the best movies I have ever seen right after seeing a very bad movie happened. I don’t remember ever seeing two movies in a row before that were so different in quality.
The bad movie was the Interview, the controversial movie that was banned from theaters because of terrorist threats and even received some comments from the President of the United States. This movie was supposed to be a comedy and committed the cardinal sin of a comedy, it just wasn’t funny. There were grotesque scenes of human defecation after death, people biting other people’s fingers off during fight scenes, and plot and most scenes which just made no sense at all. What a tragedy that a movie this bad, one of the worst I have ever seen has received so much
Television, according to Gallup.com writer Lydia Saad, has become the major way many Americans receive their news and historical information. Most would easily agree with this. We put our minds in the hands of those in media to inform us as to what is important to us, what is relevant to our lives, how we may feel about issues, and where we stand as a consensus on various matters.
However, there are five (5) things we must realize about what we’re about to view and these things are critical for us to remember before we form opinions, conclusions, and/or suppositions about what we’re watching:
1. You’re Outmatched
While it may be just you sitting there watching the screen, know that on the other end there’s many people working together to formulate this perception projected to you: an executive producer, producer, director, screen writer, actors, music director, wardrobe director, consultants, video editor, lighting assistant, and many other crew staff members. You’re outmatched from the start. Many people are getting into your psyche and formulating these images and sounds to influence you one way or another.
2. Multiple Perception Overload
Since, you are outmatched and
Every year, it seems the talk of Christmas comes earlier and earlier, with stores stocking shelves with red and green decorations well before Halloween has even arrived. Commercials start airing with the hottest toys of the season and Christmas movies start before we’ve even taken the turkey out of the oven on Thanksgiving.
To take full advantage of the short amount of time we have to celebrate Halloween, we’ve learned to cram as many scary movies as we can into our weekends with spooky movie marathons in October. Other than that one fall-themed cartoon episode that seems to air over and over, there’s not many choices when it comes to today’s kid-friendly Halloween movies.
This is the perfect opportunity for parents to both share and re-watch their favorite spooky movie classics with their children, giving them the chance to experience the best of Tim Burton, and find out what the Grinch was up to before Christmas Eve. Plus, these family-friendly movies are the perfect choice if you’re looking for a break from the constant flood of Christmas-themed TV shows and movies that will soon be on their way.
Top 10 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies
You have an audition for the role of a drug addict or someone who is suicidal. Or maybe the character is struggling over the loss of a parent or child. Or they are trying to escape an abusive household or dealing with PTSD. Maybe they’re battling a war in Afghanistan or inside their own community. Or they’re going through a divorce or dying of cancer.
Emotionally deep roles can be intimidating and scary – so much so that some actors shut down. They hit a block; something in them refuses to “go there” in an effort to avoid uncomfortable feelings like fear, pain, sadness and grief. And yet, that’s our job. If you’re going to represent humanity, you must be willing to experience the whole spectrum.
So when you hit an emotional block, how do you get beyond it?
We must remember why we do what we do. As actors pursue their careers, chasing after resume-building credits and insurance-keeping checks, we often forget why we starting acting in the first place.
I started acting because it was fun. I discovered how freeing it can be to transform into someone else, speak their words and
Allison leaves an audition and pumps her fist. “I nailed it! I did everything I wanted to; laughed at the exact right moment, gave them that sarcastic look, put my hand on my hip… that was awesome!”
Sheena leaves an audition for the same role a little dazed. “I have no idea what just happened.”
Who books it? Probably Sheena. Why? She was fully present. So present and connected to the other person that she has no idea what she herself did. There was no room for self-reflection in the moment because she was so focused on the other person.
Think about it: in your real life, have you ever left a conversation knowing exactly what you did during every single moment? You might remember laughing, and you’ll definitely walk away from that conversation charged with feeling, but you can’t recall it like a video tape. You don’t know exactly when you put your hand on your hip or what your facial expressions were at any given moment. (Unless you have Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. Yes, it’s a thing. Look it up.)
When you speak with another human being in your every day life
The Office is a hit television series that everyone should properly enjoy. Sometimes it is easy to start a new television series and not get the full experience the show has to offer. It is just a show, so what all can you possible miss? Surprisingly, there are multiple ways that you can fail to get the full experience of a television show that the director intended you to have. Fortunately, I have watched all nine seasons of The Office a few different times. This article will help guide you through ways I have personally sought out to get the best viewing experience of the hit television series.
Start from the beginning until the end
With new and easier ways to watch your favorite television series (such as Netflix and Hulu) it is tempting to skip ahead to seasons that others recommend are the best ones. When I first began watching The Office, I started on the fifth season without watching the seasons that were prior aired. After I finished the rest of the seasons, I felt extremely satisfied with the show and recommended it to multiple people. However, I was unaware that I
Moving up in the workplace is essential in the business field. The great thing about The Office is that even though it is a humorous hit television series, they apply real business concepts and situations within the show. Analyzing through the seasons, we find that certain characters use different strategies in order to proceed in higher rankings within the company of Dunder Mifflin. This article will introduce some ways that a few characters got promoted and moved to higher positions.
The Ryan Howard Technique
Ryan Howard started off hired as just a temp (temporary employee). Although it was not expected for Ryan to be a permanent employee, he got a hold of the company’s culture and was able to adapt into his position. When Ryan’s sales continued to increase, he was then hired on as a sales representative. Corporate saw much potential in this young sales rep and continued to observe how his new position increased the company’s sales. Corporate was even so pleased, that they promoted him to join the corporate workforce as vice-president of sales. Unfortunately, Ryan began using different drugs which distracted him from doing his job. He was later demoted
He ties his towel around his neck and jumps off the sofa and then says, “Look mommy, I am superman”. You first reaction is how cute, but upon reflection you realize that this behavior will lead to other daring and unsafe deeds. Where did the desire to fly come from? As you ask the question, you remember the marathon of Superman movies your child viewed last week. Television imagery stays with your child and can influence his behavior.
Watching too much TV distorts a child’s reality. Sitting at a screen and taking in imagery after imagery of a pretend world distorts a child’s thinking. What this means for the child is a willingness to try to fly like Superman and do the many suggestive behavior observed that appeals to their psychological or emotional needs.
Experts support that aggressive behavior in children comes from a constant exposure to violent movies, shows, series, video games and or commercials. Repeatedly watching of actors hurting each other with guns, sharp objects, and body parts become a part of a child’s mental programing. Consequently, this built up aggression must have outlet and will manifest in leaping from furniture, physical altercation with
Flipping through the newspapers and magazines, looking at some print advertisements or brochures and fixing your gaze at the television screen during a commercial, there they are, small young kids with wide eyes modeling for a particular company. You are wondering that in fact, your child is cuter and you do not see why your child is inferior compared to them. Then you start to ponder how to get your child into these agencies and become a star just like those that you have seen. Fret not because this article will tell you how.
1) Get your child’s picture and email it to the modeling agencies
When it comes to modeling, the physical appearance is always the first thing to look out for, everything else is secondary. If your child looks good both in real life and on screen, chances are, your child has a good chance of being selected. So what better way to let the modeling agencies know about your child than simply emailing a picture of your child to the agencies. You can do some quick search and see what are the various agencies available, afterwards, simply email them and state that you