Do It Yourself Drive-Ins

August 14th, 2013

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If there’s one young actor of recent years who has made a career out of being typecast, it’s Michael Cera.  His blend of indie rock earnestness and naïve teenage awkwardness is honed to a fine edge, direct tv new haven, and yet he continues to make entertaining, thought-provoking movies.  In his most recent film, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, he plays a young bass guitarist who meets his mysterious dream girl and learns that to be with her, he must defeat her seven evil exes.  The film is scheduled for wide release on August 13. Cera seems to work best in casts with such large ensembles.  He got his first big break in 2003 with Arrested Development after voice acting in shows like Rolie Polie Olie, The Berenstain Bears, and Braceface.  Alongside Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, the quirky sitcom about a family patriarch sent to jail for embezzlement quickly evolved into one of the most critically acclaimed shows of the decade. Read More…

Best Big Screens for Movie Watching

June 28th, 2013

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Best Big Screens for Movie Watching

The Major Difference Between Home Viewing And Theater Viewing
There is a massive and controversial debate going on right now in the movie industry. That issue pertains to the idea of home viewing versus theater viewing for new movies. How often do you hear the phrase that someone will just wait until it comes out on DVD in order to watch a new movie at home? This notion of home viewing is drastically affecting the movie industry.Didn’t catch that? Read More…

Netflix Instant Picks

May 11th, 2013

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If you are looking for movie suggestions, Netflix Instant Picks can be helpful. These are movie recommendations for films you can watch instantly on Netflix. This can keep you up to date on recently released movies that you and your family might enjoy.

Most likely, you won’t be interested in every single movie that’s available. That’s not a problem, though, as there are still plenty to choose from. Streaming is the most convenient way to watch movies, as you can access them whether you have a computer, tablet Read More…

Documentaries That Keep it Real

March 23rd, 2013

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2012 was a great year for documentaries. One of the best came from director Joe Berlinger. His “Under African Skies” commemorates the 25th anniversary of “Graceland,” paul Simon’s landmark album. The film sheds light on the controversy surrounding the album and examins Simon’s recent return to South Africa. Impartial and balanced, Berlinger leaves it to the audience to decipher Simon’s actions regarding the album.

One of the most oddly fascinating documentaries of the year was “The Queen of Versailles,” lauren Greenfield’s Read More…

5 Best Movies for Dog Lovers

June 10th, 2012

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For many people, an important part of growing up is owning a dog. The ‘boy and his dog’ movie has long since become an archetype in Hollywood that isn’t going anywhere. That is a fact dog lovers won’t mind too much. Here are the 5 best movies for dog lovers:

1. Homeward Bound: A classic tale of loyalty. Three house pets (two dogs and a cat) try to find their way back to their owners home through harsh wilderness. An instant classic for the younger audiences.I found some more information here.

2. Beethoven: The Read More…

Romantic Comedies That Are Fun for Men and Women

April 27th, 2011

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Romantic comedies that are fun for men and women are easy to find, one of my favorite romantic comedies is The Ugly Truth, starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. Katherine Heigl plays the role as Abby Ritcher who is the producer of a morning news show in Sacramento that is about to be canceled. Her boss hires Gerard Butler who plays Mike Chadway an un-orthodox local cable host who has a very popular show called The Ugly Read More…

What’s in Theaters Now

April 13th, 2011

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One of the top movies out now is Rango, an animated feature with Johnny Depp providing vocal talent. The movie is an offbeat tale about a lizard (Rango) who gets the chance to save a small Western town. While some may write this movie off as just another kids’ movie, most critics say they enjoyed this movie more than their kids did.

Fans of now-classic comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz will enjoy Paul, the latest comedy released from popular duo Simon Pegg Read More…

Movies Ripe for the Remaking

April 1st, 2011

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Some movies have been sequeled to death and some remakes are insults to the original movie. The first Jaws movie scared me silly but I thought the sequels were kind of lame. Sylvester Stallone was fantastic in Rocky and Rambo but less so in their successors. The worst are sequels or remakes of movies that weren’t that great to begin with. I’m thinking American Pie 2.

The remake I’m waiting for is the Wizard of Oz. I have watched this movie more times than I can count and I Read More…

Movie Home Hints: Satellite TV

January 31st, 2011

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A lot of technologically advanced movie lovers default to satellite TV as their main means of movie consumption, considering the unparalleled High Definition picture quality and even some 3D programming options in recent months (following the standard Hollywood trend -> home timeline), but not every household does their research as thoroughly as they might were they going to see a flick in theaters. Between trailers, Rotten Tomatoes, sites like ours and the opinions of good friends, even casual movie goers are relatively realistic about their expectations.When shopping around for TV service, it’s best to do your homework. It’s not just the provider that will ultimately affect your bottom line and viewing experience, but where you buy it.

Take DirecTV for example (www.direc4u.com). Yes, buying straight from the company will ensure you will get straight from the source products and pricing. While these are of the utmost concern in nearly any high-involvement purchase, assuming this is the only place where such quality is guaranteed may eliminate the advantageous aspects of shopping around. Read More…

Little Fockers

December 5th, 2010

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Ah Christmas, the best time of year for children around the world, when parents and grandparents can spoil their kids rotten under the cover of Santa Claus, the way they’ve always secretly wanted to throughout the rest of the year. Six years after Meet the Fockers, the successful sequel to Meet the Parents, it’s time to introduce the world to the most terrifying father in law alive’s new grandchildren, the Little Fockers. Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner and Owen Wilson all return to their original roles, with Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel and Barbara Streisand joining the all-star cast. Director Jay Roach, however, will not be partaking in the third installment, rather Paul Weitz (of American Pie and About a Boy fame) will be directing the film. Read More…