• January 19, 2018 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Now available on Satellite TV Pay Per View Cinema, the same day its released on DVD, is the teen comedy 17 Again, starring heartthrob Zac Efron.

    In the movie, Efron plays Mike O’Donell, a high school basketball star who seems to have everything a college scholarship, popularity, and a beautiful girlfriend. But all of that changes when his girlfriend Scarlett reveals that shes pregnant. Suddenly all of Mikes aspirations are dashed and we fast forward twenty years later. Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) and Scarlett (Leslie Mann) are separated, and Mike is living with his software genius nerd best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). We also learn that Mikes relationship with his own teenaged children is nonexistent, and his job is at a standstill. Praying for a change after he is passed up for a promotion, Mike meets a mysterious janitor who transforms him back to his glory days and suddenly Mike is 17 (and played by Zac Efron) again.

    Posing as a new student named Mark, Mike infiltrates his childrens school and learns things about them that he never knew. He also visits an unsuspecting Scarlett and rediscovers all the things that initially made him fall in love with her. Of course it should come as little surprise to anyone who watches movies that Mike will eventually learn some things about himself that will make him a better husband, a better father, and appreciate life as he never did before.

    I saw this movie initially when it was released to theaters in April and I remember thinking Cute, but I could have waited for DVD. Its chock-full of the stereotypes that weve come to expect in these teen comedies (the jock bully, the trio of cheerleader temptresses, the final showdown at the basketball game with that one chance to make the winning basket), but it still works, mostly due to Efrons charms. Now that he is stepping outside of the Disney mold, Efron is proving himself to be much more than just a pretty face. He shows some surprising dramatic chops here (most notably during the speech he gives to a judge in a courtroom at the end) and I think he has a long career ahead of him as an actor in more serious roles. Leslie Mann is somewhat underused, but she is still good here, and I always appreciate seeing her in comedies (she also appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this summer’s Funny People.)

    I think Efron fans will be tempted to give this five stars before they even see it, but if other people give it a chance they will see there is a little more than meets the eye in Efrons talent. 17 Again had heart and it wasnt crass, and I think its a movie the whole family can enjoy. Sometimes a little sugary sweetness is actually kind of endearing.

    By: Frank Bilotta

  • January 13, 2018 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    A home theater is incomplete without complementing sound system. If you want to be right in the middle of all the action, then update your home theater with the JBL Cinema SB300 sound bar with Subwoofer System.

    Youll be amazed to know that this single, sleek amplified sound bar is all it takes to get the best sound effects from your home theatre. Unlike most other home theatre sound systems, this JBL Cinema sound bar is accompanied by a wireless subwoofer. This subwoofer has a down firing, base-reflex enclosure for better sound effects and equal sound distribution. The sound bar and the subwoofer work in correlation with each other to deliver the best possible sound effect. All you need to do is connect the sound bar to your Television, DVD player or game console and the subwoofer to a power outlet in a convenient location to enjoy theater like experience at home. What makes the experience all the more enjoyable is its 3-D surround processing, giving a totally realistic

    The highlight of this JBL Cinema sound bar is its sleek and stylish look. Designed with the distinctive JBL weave design, it will blend in beautifully with your flat-panel TV. To top it, this sound bar speaker system is also magnetically shielded, so youll never have to deal with interference in the video quality. With the mounting hardware included, you will have no trouble putting this home theater sound system together.

    To further add to the convenience, JBL Cinema SB300 sound bar with Subwoofer System includes an infrared remote. This light weight remote though small enough to fit in your palm, allows you to control the volume and audio inputs to the sound bar.

    Another highlight of this soundbar and sub-woofer system is its dual input connection. It allows you to connect to two different audio sources at the same time, eliminating the need for constant cable swapping. Impressive isnt it?

    So, arent you tempted to upgrade your home theater with this amazing sound system? Then, you dont have to search much to get yourself this JBL Cinema sound bar; you can simply place your order on Nebraska Furniture Mart.

  • January 9, 2018 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

    L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

    Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

    For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

    The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

    The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

    Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

    It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

    Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

    The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

  • December 29, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Being able to watch movies is always exciting and watching it at the comfort of your home is always an added plus… almost as great as attending the best cinemas. My friends enjoy Hoyts the most. However, browsers generally google around the web to find the exact website that will enable them to watch movies on the web, rather than going to the cinemas.

    Of course, most users do not have a clue about how to watch movies online. Actually, the process is rather simple, and erveryone can watch movies from cinemas as long as they have a computer or laptop and a high speed internet connection. Moreover, apart from movies, a film buff can even watch movies trailers online, surf through the categories of Movie titles, check out the hollywood blockbusters, display timings of nearby cinemas and an online database of movie collection. It’s a Pandora’s Box out there with a myriad of sites to watch movies, with greater options than Hoyts cinemas.

    When you watch movies online, as opposed to going to any of the huge offering of cinemas (Hoyts, Sky City Event Cinemas etc…), you will experience the same hHoyts hollywood movie on an HD quality picture and dolby surround audio within the comfort of your home by paying just few bucks, (much less than what you pay at the theatres). Moreover, when you register at the cinemas movie portals, you are even served with extra features apart from only the film. You can also watch latest film trailers, hollywood star profiles, make online bookings and access the show timings as well. Even when you book a movie title against a minute payment from a extensive list of categories; you get to read the editorial reviews of that certain movie before purchasing. Thus for everyone it’s definately a win-win scenario and the quality of the film and sound is far ahead than a Blueray.

    One of the most important techie issue to watch movies from online cinemas is that there is no need to burn discs, no requirement for streaming video. Rather the process is much easier, where you must register and submit a great value amount, then you get access to the movies to watch. However, to watch movies you do have certain instructions to follow. So here are a copule of the precise instructions which would assist you to watch movies at online cinemas.

    o Read the feedback of video-on-demands and give your own impressions.
    o Compare the domains and check the navigating and accessibility issues
    o Browse the site and select the films you need.
    o Find out whether the site is a rental site or not
    o Check out the cost of the movies
    o Check whether movie player need to be downloaded

  • December 12, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Open-air movies are a good American passion. They have passed by the wayside on the day and age of the net, high-definition television, are on demand nowadays. Why don’t you restore the nostalgia of getting an outdoor motion picture with an inflatable movie screen within your back garden, poolside, or perhaps on your park? Utah inflatable cinema are perfect for celebrations. They will get everyone together all around a central area to see a great flick in the evening. Toss down some comforters around the inflatable cinema, get hold of a container of stove-top popcorn and enjoy the clean air whilst you watch your preferred new movie.

    You can have a movie evening wherever there’s sufficient spot to have one in particular. It really is terrific to have a cinema night time near the pool area or even in a properly mowed yard in a person’s backyard. There is absolutely no specific place that works best. Choose a video night time that has pleasurable weather without getting a lot of blowing wind, as the inflatable cinema happen to be like kites in the event the wind begins blowing on the screen. Moreover, people enjoy pleasant night time by the inflatable cinema, resting on the grass with their beloved someone.

    It is possible to lease inflatable cinemas from the nearby party leasing company. Meet with an outside occasions organization that concentrate on community backyard cinema events. Although there are just a few firms that provide this particular service, they are really professional and constantly attempt to work within your budget. They’re also an excellent supply of info on these sorts of events and generally are normally willing to share this information with organizations wanting several expert consultancy.

    All you need to accomplish is ensure that you get a monitor which is large enough for ones viewers size. As well, be certain that the audio system is large enough to make sure that your entire movie guests can savor the sounds of the movie devoid of pushing to know what is actually stated. The size of the sounds should match the dimensions of the display screen.

    Back yard motion pictures are a great chance to indulge your own guests and raise funds all at once. Whether you are a charitable organization, chapel or maybe an institution, a movie underneath the open stars is not merely a fantastic event but one that’s quite simple to set up. Have fun with your next evening celebration with an inflatable cinema. Your friends and relatives is going to be thankful that you did.

  • November 23, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Tamil Cinema 2012 and Actor vijay Tamil Cinema is one of the famous film industry in India, it is often called Kollywood. In the year of 2011 there are 120 films were released in Kollywood. Very few films only got hit in it. Many films could not reach the mark. There are many factors for getting flop on competition. Basically every film directed by a love story line. The same stories with different screenplay is not helping to get a movie to hit. The director should be clear about the film story clearly and he should have ability to visualize the exact theme of the movie to the audience. Sometimes simple stories get massive hits, the key is the film should be clear and interesting to the people who watching. If the story compels the audience to watch scene by scene, it will be a big hit movie for sure.

    The director is the heart for a movie, if he did his job perfectly, the actor of the character seems transparent to the audience. The songs are important factor to impress the public before the film release. Once songs are hit numbers, then automatically the people love to see the movie in the theatre screen. Cinematography is eye for a film. More than these factors the hero of the film and all the characters should choose suitable. When a film release for a big hero like Actor Vijay, the audience automatically love to watch the film on the Theatre, when we use new faces, the director has heavy duty to prove himself. Every year two to three films are released for Actor Vijay. Actually he is the very busy hero now on Kollywood.

    The last year 12 films are named as hit movies from the list of 120 movies. The special is 2 films in the list of 12 is acted by Actor Vijay. There are many heroine introduced this year than 2011. It indicates that people love new faces. After the year of 2007, Tamil Cinema travels in the different direction, the dramatic film entries has been ended. The science fiction movies, great thriller movies, great romantic movies and great graphics movies takes place. The film Naan ee is dbut for great graphics included movie. The technical works on this movie is awesome and the whole theme of movie is created by director S.S.Raja Mouli.The Robot is the famous south indian movie for graphic techniques, this film was directed by the number one Kollywood director named Shankar.

    Comparing with the movies were released in 2011 with 2012, the year 2012 has much improvement than the history of Tamil Cinema. Young actors of Tamil Cinema gives priority to the stories, this is an appreciating factor.The best film of the year 2012 is Velayudham and best song is Myna . The favorite hero is Actor Vijay and best actress is Trisha

  • November 18, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Cinema Haven was created in 2009 to give users an option other than youtube and it’s time limits. Since then Cinema Haven evolved into first a video host, then a video indexer and most recently it sprouted it’s final beta stage where it now allows you to share videos from over 35 sources.

    Some would ask why this is a big deal when there are so many other websites out there with already existing great content. Ask yourself this have you seen a video one day that you enjoyed and then six months later end up trying to find it again? Usually the answer to this is yes and for good measure. Now with Cinema Haven you can simply bookmark the video forever (until its is deleted from the original hosting website). So now instead of having to sign up for each individual site you can sign up for one and store your favorites where they are easily accessible. You are also sharing these videos with the other users of Cinema Haven. I think the best part of this feature is the ability to create your own playlist and take it with you wherever you want. Pretty useful if you ask me.me.

    Cinema Haven boasts better hosting than youtube itself by accepting 9 different video format hosting from wmv, flv, to mp4 and even the infamously high definition divx format. Have an existing facebook account? Even better, you can login with it and skip the entire registration process.

    This service is also great for companies looking to market their products to a smaller public than youtube which notoriously buries submissions within 2 minutes. The creator behind Cinema Haven plans to expand the service to mobile devices later this year to offer hosting of videos that often clutter our mobile devices and also to offer playback from over 70% of it’s hosted or indexed content. Folks when I say it gets no better than this I mean it. Check it out for yourselves.

    Cinema Haven: The video social network

    Cinema Haven: The video social network

  • November 7, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    The period often correlated with modern Indian cinema is supposed to have begun in 1970’s when commercial cinema came forth as a means of recreation for the general public and this continues with the contemporary Indian cinema today. Although directors like Govind Nihilani, Shyam Benegal and others kept the flame of artistic movies alive, the commercial cinema surpassed the artistic cinema by leaps and bounds.

    The influence of mainstream movie industry kept on increasing in 1980s and 1990s. With the release of movies like Tezaab, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Kayamat se Kayamat Tak and Chandni in 1980’s and Darr, Baazigar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1990’s, the trend of romantic cinema held ground. Such romantic movies told emotional love stories of young couples who after many adversities get married and stay happily ever after. Some of these romantic movies were very big hits and broke box office records.

    The trend of romantic Bollywood movies continued in late 1990’s and early 2000’s with the release of hugely popular movies like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Interestingly, the art cinema re-emerged by late 1990s as many movies including Traffic Signal, Chandni Bar and Satya received good critic reviews. These modern Indian movies were a refreshing change at the time when uninspired romantics were the order of the day and they proved to be memorable experience for the viewers.

    Numerous movies with big budgets including Veer and Mein aur Mrs Khanna were not well received, and surprisingly, DevD and other small budget movies have done well. This has lead to fresh and unique stories being favored among the Bollywood producers and directors.

    The present trend in the Indian movie industry is to try new themes and storylines. Movies like Three Idiots and My Name is Khan have experimented with new subjects and have been hugely successful. The modern Hindi movies are bringing in a fresh new experimental wave of cinema, which is being more than welcomed by the Indian cinema audience.

  • October 29, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    Years ago, when cinema first became popular, for a lot of people it was the only way for them to see movies, because most of them didn’t have their own televisions. The thing is though, cinema has always had a much better quality viewing experience than home televisions, so it has remained the ultimate way to experience a movie.

    The Invention of Video Tapes

    For a long time, the one problem with both cinema and TV is that you needed to watch a film at a specific time. With the invention of home video systems such as VHS and Betamax, movie fans were able to either record films from the TV or rent films from a video library. However, there was still the problem of quality, as cinema was still a far superior experience than watching a video at home.

    The Rise of DVDs

    Part of the quality issue was dramatically improved with the invention of the DVD. DVD meant that anyone could watch very high quality digital video at home. Unlike VHS tapes for example, DVDs didnt wear out or degrade over time, as long as you didnt get the discs scratched. From the 1990’s onwards, DVDs became extremely popular amongst movie fans. The only problem was, unless you had an extremely large TV screen and a very expensive sound system, you still wouldn’t get the same experience as the cinema.

    The Experience of Home Cinema

    Nowadays, the true home cinema experience is becoming much more of a reality for many people, as they buy large widescreen TVs and high quality speakers. For example, with a plasma TV screen of 50 inches or more, and being sat closer to the screen than you would be in a cinema, youre going to get a very cinematic feel. And you wont miss having someone sat behind you who wont stop talking through every scene.

    Reasons to Visit the Cinema

    However, even with home cinema quality jumping forwards in leaps and bounds, dont you think theres still something missing? Theres just something about actually going out to the cinema. It gives you a reason to spend time with your friends and experience something together. And lets face it: in all honesty, the experience at home really isnt quite as good as the full blown cinema experience, is it?

    Why You Should Still Stay at Home Instead

    The only problem with visiting the cinema is that it costs you more money than it does to just stay at home with a DVD. But also, when you’re at home, you can fit your movie watching around the other things you want to do. You can also eat your own food. Just relax and watch your favourite movie while eating your dinner.

  • October 17, 2017 /  Movie & Cinemax
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    One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

    London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

    BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

    Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

    Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

    Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

    There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

    If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

    Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.