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  • 7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts credit: hyphenmatt Indie movies have always had the freedom to push the creative envelope in ways that working for big production companies would not permit. However, since Indie movies became the “in thing”, the loose term has become something of a genre style that many filmmakers, and even the big production companies, want to get in on. Here is a list of some of the biggest Indie film clichés that seem to crop up again and again. Famous Actors An Independent movie used to be about aspiring actors trying to make a name for themselves. In the last few years it has turned into a way for established and famous actors to try […]

    7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts

    7 Recurring Clichés in Indie Movie Scripts credit: hyphenmatt Indie movies have always had the freedom to push the creative envelope in ways that working for big production companies would not permit. However, since Indie movies became the “in thing”, the loose term has become something of a genre style that many filmmakers, and even the big production companies, want to get in on. Here is a list of some of the biggest Indie film clichés that seem to crop up again and again. Famous Actors An Independent movie used to be about aspiring actors trying to make a name for themselves. In the last few years it has turned into a way for established and famous actors to try […]

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  • Watches feature in almost every movie at some point, some are more pivotal to the plot than others, but they are always there. Here we are taking a look at some of the watches that feature in some of the biggest movies of all time, from the important ones, to the cool ones that you just can’t miss, like ‘James Bond’s’ super stylish Omega watches . Without the Lancet WWI Trench Watch (“The Gold Watch“) in ‘Pulp Fiction‘, the movie couldn’t exist, much like the Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor watch in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ that ‘Bruce Banner‘ wears to keep track of his heart rate and stop him becoming the epic green rage monster. It’s no secret that some […]

    Watches from the Movies

    Watches feature in almost every movie at some point, some are more pivotal to the plot than others, but they are always there. Here we are taking a look at some of the watches that feature in some of the biggest movies of all time, from the important ones, to the cool ones that you just can’t miss, like ‘James Bond’s’ super stylish Omega watches . Without the Lancet WWI Trench Watch (“The Gold Watch“) in ‘Pulp Fiction‘, the movie couldn’t exist, much like the Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor watch in ‘The Incredible Hulk’ that ‘Bruce Banner‘ wears to keep track of his heart rate and stop him becoming the epic green rage monster. It’s no secret that some […]

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  • I’m going to begin this review by confessing that I’m actually NOT a baseball fan. I do understand baseball, and I AM a sports fan, so I do feel that I’m qualified to write a review about a sports movie. 😉 Moneyball is about Billy Beane, the General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. After losing his three top players, Beane, with the help of Ivy league graduate Peter Brand, develops a completely new way to build a ball team. Brad Pitt is great in the role of Beane, and his performance made the whole movie.  Jonah Hill as Brand is another story.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big Jonah fan. It just seems like he plays every part […]

    Movie Review- Moneyball

    I’m going to begin this review by confessing that I’m actually NOT a baseball fan. I do understand baseball, and I AM a sports fan, so I do feel that I’m qualified to write a review about a sports movie. 😉 Moneyball is about Billy Beane, the General Manager of the struggling Oakland A’s. After losing his three top players, Beane, with the help of Ivy league graduate Peter Brand, develops a completely new way to build a ball team. Brad Pitt is great in the role of Beane, and his performance made the whole movie.  Jonah Hill as Brand is another story.  Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big Jonah fan. It just seems like he plays every part […]

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  • All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

    Movie Review-The Grey

    All I knew about The Grey going in was that it starred Liam Neeson and there were wolves in it. I didn’t expect much, and I’m so glad I didn’t know anymore than that. This movie was GREAT! It’s gritty, dark, depressing and graphic. I hope I don’t offend anyone when I say this is the perfect guy movie. That’s NOT to say women won’t enjoy it…I mean, I’M a woman and I liked it!…But it’s definitely NOT something most women would like. The Grey is about a bunch of oil riggers whose plane goes down in the Alaskan wilderness. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that anything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. These poor guys battle […]

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  • This high powered little projector has blown my mind!  It’s tiny, portable, and has all the power of its bloated predecessors. We used it to host an impromptu gaming party at our house.  Pinning a white sheet up on the wall and projecting an Xbox 360 via the GP2 we were able to run two video games at once in my living room.  While a few people played 007 Goldeneye Reloaded on the projector, the other group played Halo Reach on the TV. We were quite impressed with the crisp and clear image from the projector, especially since we were using a sheet as a projector screen!  The GP2 projects in full 720p HD. I didn’t expect the tiny unit […]

    A Portable Projector with Power: BenQ Joybee GP2

    This high powered little projector has blown my mind!  It’s tiny, portable, and has all the power of its bloated predecessors. We used it to host an impromptu gaming party at our house.  Pinning a white sheet up on the wall and projecting an Xbox 360 via the GP2 we were able to run two video games at once in my living room.  While a few people played 007 Goldeneye Reloaded on the projector, the other group played Halo Reach on the TV. We were quite impressed with the crisp and clear image from the projector, especially since we were using a sheet as a projector screen!  The GP2 projects in full 720p HD. I didn’t expect the tiny unit […]

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  • Interesting movies to be Released in the first weekend of November.  I will be giving a thought on whether I will be watching these movies: on first showing, first day, a slow time during the first week, rental, or for free on TV.  Each level will show my interest on seeing it.  This will be a complete list of movies that are available at the theaters I frequent, not some special showing.   Week of November 4   A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Stars: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris Slow time during the first week. This movie is for when I need a good laugh. It might be the final run for this […]

    The Week of November 4th Movie Releases

    Interesting movies to be Released in the first weekend of November.  I will be giving a thought on whether I will be watching these movies: on first showing, first day, a slow time during the first week, rental, or for free on TV.  Each level will show my interest on seeing it.  This will be a complete list of movies that are available at the theaters I frequent, not some special showing.   Week of November 4   A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Stars: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris Slow time during the first week. This movie is for when I need a good laugh. It might be the final run for this […]

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  • Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

    Destroy All Movies!!! The complete guide to Punks on film

    Calling this book a coffee table Christmas gift is doing the work a disservice. The collection is flawlessly assembled and the commentary is insightful and hilarious. A must buy for any film buff and/or punk rocker of any age.

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