Worst Horror Movie Sequels Ever Made
Saturday July 27th 2013, 12:00 am
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With the end of 2010 fast approaching and the Top Ten list it will undoubtedly generate (stay tuned), we better get on board with the 2009 list so we don’t have an unexpected pause in our programming, so to speak. So, before the curtain draws on this year, let’s look at the winner for 2009 based on box office results:

  1. Avatar
  2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  5. Up
  6. The Hangover
  7. Star Trek
  8. The Blind Side
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  10. Sherlock Holmes

Alright, direct tv new haven,calm down; we know that movies like Inglourious Basterds (spelling intentional, thanks to Mr. Tarantino) and The Hurt Locker aren’t listed, but remember this list is based on box office results, and since parents seem to use the theater as an outlet for their children there’s not always room for movies that really deserve to be noted as the top ten.

Movies To Watch While In Bed Sick
Friday May 24th 2013, 12:00 am
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Movies To Watch While In Bed Sick

If you’re home in bed sick, you can cheer yourself up with the following feel-good flicks.

If laughter really is the best medicine, few films provide more medicinal value than “Airplane!” (1980). A parody of the disaster films of the 1970′s, this movie delivers jokes, puns and visual gags at lightning-fast speed. The plot, what little of it there is, concerns a taxi driver trying to overcome a fear of flying. Most of all, “Airplane!” was a showcase (more…)

Save Money: Stay Home And Rent A Movie
Saturday March 23rd 2013, 12:00 am
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There may always be those who will miss the tradition of driving to the local video store to pick out a movie for a Friday or Saturday night spent on the couch with loved ones. But others will probably not miss the spotty selections, the late fees, or the rewinding. Modern technology has made it easier than ever to browse, get recommendations, and select a movie for home viewing.

A great many companies have cropped up over the last few years offering subscriptions for streaming movies and TV episodes. (more…)

American Cult Classics That Equal Frugal Family Fun
Saturday June 09th 2012, 12:00 am
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It seems like everyone is looking for good entertainment today that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Families want to spend fun time together, but even a trip to an amusement park or a night out at the movies is hard to afford in this economy. What’s the answer to this problem?

It’s simple. Make your own entertainment. Once a week this summer, plan a movie night at home. Make a big bowl of buttery popcorn and settle down (more…)

Classic Movies For People Of All Ages
Saturday April 23rd 2011, 12:00 am
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In the days of dime matinees and nickel popcorn moviegoers were treated to “serials,” short action films that ended with a “cliffhanger,” a tease to the next week’s episode. Serials disappeared somewhere in the 50s, due in part to the emergence of television, but in 1981 George Lucas and Steven Spielberg brought back the thrills and fast-paced storyline of the serial with Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It is a classic good versus evil tale with all the elements of the old serial; a (more…)

Ten Movies Every Person Should Watch
Saturday April 09th 2011, 12:00 am
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Movies are a part of our lives. Some stay with you. Others have you screaming that you want those 2 hours of your life back as soon as you leave the theater. There are some movies that are in a class by themselves. Movies every person should watch at some point.

1. Schindler’s List (1993) – Sure, this is one Steven Spielberg film that is hard to watch, but it presents a serious issue in a way that (more…)

Top Five Movies Of All Time
Sunday March 20th 2011, 12:00 am
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Avid film fans, sit up and take note. Here are the top five movies that are must-watches for everyone, no matter what your personal taste. 1. Inception (2010)This modern-day hit is sure to end up a classic. Questioning the fundamental workings of the human mind, this film is absolutely mind-blowing in every sense of the word. It’s not all thinking, though: there are plenty of thrilling action scenes. 2. Rear Window (1954)The lovely Grace Kelly steals every scene she appears in, but the intense plot will have you on the edge of your seat. This murder mystery has been a favorite for decades on end.3. Sunset Boulevard (1950)This creepy film showcases the darker, more sinister side of Hollywood. Follow Gloria, an outdated film star, as she seeks to redeem herself from her hermit lifestyle. 4. Amelie (2001)This film is full of stylistic eye candy. Amelie’s chic red dresses and lipstick have served major fashion designers, magazines, and women everywhere as inspiration,http://www.fashionrat.com/fashion-in-film-amlie/5. The Sound of Music (1965)Sing along as Julie Andrews bounds through the mountains of Austria, closely followed by the seven adorable von Trapp children. Both lighthearted and weighty, this film is inspiring to everyone.

Film from Fiction
Monday January 10th 2011, 12:00 am
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If you’re like a lot of movie buffs you appreciate the fact that a great screen adaptation often has a direct correlation to an equally greatly written novel.

And so it is with one of Hollywood’s recent adaptations from a novel: Gone Baby Gone by author Dennis Lehane (which was ultimately nominated for an Academy Award).

If you’ve seen the film and recognized a familiar theme of Boston-area cops and neighborhood tough guys similar to that which was themed in Mystic River, then you’re a pretty sharp observer since Lehane wrote both original works in novel form.

Also to Lehane’s credit is Shutter Island which was adapted to film by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley.

Our take on Lehane is that he might just be a powerhouse to watch in years to come since there seems to be a lot of interest in his writing from Hollywood – and what has been used to-date has been warmly received for its study on human nature and implicit tone  ”almost as if Springsteen is (more…)

Ten Trivia Questions
Saturday December 18th 2010, 12:00 am
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If you’re like most people you like to be one up when it comes to knowledge and those ever-popular break room conversations. With that focus in mind we provide the following trivia questions for you to use however you wish (personal knowledge or a power play); the only caveat is to have fun with them!

  1. Who was the first female to direct a movie that brought in more than 100 million?
  2. What movie was hyped as being able to “blow audiences right out of the theater?”
  3. What two-word term does The Cynic’s Dictionary define as “a movie seen about 50 times by about that many people”?
  4. How many hubcaps does Steve McQueen’s car lose in the famed chase scene from Bullitt?
  5. What director cast himself as the voice of God in 1956′s The Ten Commandments?
  6. What Oscar-winning actress made her final appearance in the movie Nobody’s Fool?
  7. For which film was Judi Dench nominated for her first Oscar?
  8. What was the nationality of Sophie in the Oscar-winning Sophie’s Choice?
  9. Which anniversary did the Oscars celebrate in 1998?
  10. Who did Loretta Lynn choose to play her in Coal Miner’s Daughter? (more…)

Upcoming comic book flicks
Friday October 01st 2010, 3:11 pm
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Over the last few years, we’ve seen such blockbusters as X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Iron Man 1 &2, and The Incredible Hulk. So what’s next to go from comic book to big screen? Furthermore, who’s lined up for the big roles? Here are just a few upcoming releases.Captain America: The First AvengerRelease year: 2011Steve Rogers was once an average soldier; however, when he participates in a military experimentation, he becomes Captain America. Chris Evans (Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four) will play the role of Captain America. Other key players include Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury,and Hugo Weaving as The Red Skull. (more…)