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New Moon Review

I am not a Twilight fan, didn’t read the books, and not about to from the look of the first Twilight movie. Plus I’m not exactly the intended target market for the genre, so I went into the movie just being curious with about the hype, with a pretty low expectation, and it still exceeded it in the negative way.

What I did check out before this film was its trailer, and it was a pretty good trailer I have to say. Good tension, suspense, and a promise to gain more insight to both the vampire and werewolf worlds. In the actual movie, the tension and suspense wasn’t anything already touched upon by the trailer, and the insight to the vampire world was just a few “big brother” figures that lacked depth. The werewolf world was even worse, it was illustrated with a few seemingly reckless and unnecessarily half naked juvenile men.

The story seemed to be split into three parts, characterised by Bella and Edward, Bella and Jacob, Edward is back. The poor acting notwithstanding, the first part was alright, with solid pace and tension. It all went downhill in the second bit, where the plot disappears into a stuttering development of intimacy between Bella and Jacob. On top of that, the frequent appearances of topless men made it painful to watch. The story was giving Jacob every opportunity to strip, which was probably what the target market wanted, but by the end of it, any suspension of disbelief had disappeared. Once Edward’s involvement, the plot seemed to make more sense a bit, and as expected, it ended on a cliff hanger.

All in all, it wasn’t a great watch, quite a waste of time, but I guess it was only made for the truth fans anyway.

Titanic Movie Dresses You Want to Wear

There is something special about the 1997 hit movie Titanic. It may be the special effects, the love story, or the tearful tale of an unfortunately true event.

For admires of historical fashion, the costumes, especially Rose’s Dresses are what make the movie truly memorable. Here are the 7 most popular Titanic dresses Rose worn in the movie plus where buy them, make them and be seen in them today.

Rose’s Boarding Dress– The first scene shows Rose arriving at the doc yard in a white and purple stripped dress suit topped with a gorgeous black picture hat. Under her suit she wears a club collar blouse and narrow tie. Several costume retailers sell replicas of this dress ranging in price from $180 to $370. This dress suit is ideal for the Titanic Memorial Cruise taking place in 2012.

Rose’s Jump Dress– This is the heavily beaded red dress that Rose wears running down the ship deck and over the railing in an attempted suicide jump. Of all the dresses fans want to re-create this is the favorite. It is also the most expensive with multiple layers of hand beaded net, silk and lace. You will either need to be a talented seamstress or hire one to re-make this stunning dress.

Rose’s Dinner Dress– similar to the Jump dress, the dinner gown is also red with beaded net over a silk gown. Rose wore this gown at the dinner Jack was invited too. It is the second most requested dress for Proms and formal events.

Rose’s Deck Dress (walking dress)- As Rose is taken on a tour of the ship she walks in a gold tea gown with a long sleeve lace upper bodice. The style and shape was very common in Edwardian times. Although not often re-created for Titanic events it is worn at Edwardian themed garden and tea parties.

Rose’s Flying Dress– The epitome of all the Titanic movie scenes is when Rose and Jack step onto the ship rails and “fly” in the wind. The blue silk and velvet dress features “kimono” style long sleeves and the classic hobble skirt shape of the Edwardian fashion era. Shortly after the movie released several pattern makers released a pattern for this dress. While out of print some copies can still be found online.

Rose’s Swim Dress– The dress we see Rose in for the longest duration is her Swim dress. It is several layers of pastel blue and pinks chiffon and a pink silk sash tied around her waist. It is the easiest dress to make whether it be from a pattern or from items in your own closet. Many modern dresses carry the same layered chiffon material as the original Swim dress.

Rose’ Heaven Dress– Many people do not realize that Rose wore a different dress at the end of the movie when she goes to heaven on the Titanic. This is because her heaven dress is almost exactly the same as her dinner dress except for the color- white. White obviously being the ideal color for wedding dresses means this dress is perfect for an Edwardian or Titanic themed wedding.

Christian Movie Review

A review of the movie, Nim’s Island from a Christian perspective.

Movie Title: Nim’s Island
Director: Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett
Staring: Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
Category: Family

Christian Perspective Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Intro: A quirky, heart warming and different movie for the entire family. It was really nice to see Jodie Foster in this role.

Review: When I first rented this movie, I was thinking a Swiss Family Robinson type movie. I was wrong. This is a movie like none I have seen.

Nim has an active imagination and she is on an island alone with her father. They are not stranded. They live on this island by choice. Nim has no human friends except for those in her adventure books collection. However, she has several adorable animals as friends. They do not talk, but, they DO communicate and have intelligence and character.

Through a series of events, Nim’s father (Jack) goes missing for a bit. Obviously, Nim becomes very worried and decides to write to the main character in the adventure books she reads, Alex Rover.

Unfortunately, Alex Rover is not a man OR very adventurous. She is an agoraphobic…someone who does NOT like to go anywhere! LOL! NOT even to her mailbox!

Well, she overcomes her fear, and travels to help poor Nim.

After several comical events (that I will leave out so I do not spoil the move for you) Alex gets to Nim’s Island.

Needless to say, there is a happily ever after type ending which makes this a family movie plus. No sex, no drugs, no crazy stuff. There is a kiss near the end between Alex Rover and Nim’s Dad, Jack. Nothing to write home about though.

Cons: Nim calls her dad Jack a few times. I did not like that. To me, it is disrespectful. Nim also reasoned with her Dad and did not always obey.

Conclusion: Overall, Nim’s Island is a decent family movie in a world of not so good movies. Your kids will like it and you will like it too…at least once! LOL!!

Home Movie Theater System

If you have a big family and you usually bond over watching movies at home then a great way for you to be able to keep this family tradition is by buying your very own home movie theater system. This way you and your family will be able to enjoy your favorite movies in the comfort of your very own home whenever you want as well as whenever everyone’s available.

There is absolutely no need for you to wait in long lines anymore just to see a movie plus you and your family will be able to save more in the end considering that you will be making your own popcorn or buy your other snacks from the local grocery as opposed to paying for overpriced snacks at the theater.

If you are thinking of shopping for your very own home movie theater system, do be advised that these things don’t really come cheap. If you are not that picky then you can actually get yourself a secondhand home movie theater system which will of course come with certain kinks and in case you are good with electronics then try to check if the condition of the electronics that you are buying is still worth the price.

Another thing that you can do is get warehouse prices directly from the suppliers of the appliances and electronics. You might score special discounts if you buy a lot of items from them. When shopping for any kind of electronics always remember that you are practically assured of great discounts and equally great after-sales service only if you keep a good business relationship with your suppliers.

Coolest Movies

Daybreakers
Great vampire movie with actually two new twists! The first is that the world has been taken over by vampires and they are running low on human blood, and I won’t say what the other is, that would be a big spoiler.

The Book of Eli
Denzel Washington in a post holocaust world on a mission from God, how can that not be cool? Denzel always delivers. I missed this one in the theater, then saw the reviews and they weren’t great, so I put off seeing it. Don’t listen to the critics, it’s a great one.

Shutter Island
Majorly intense movie, I was biting my lip and on the edge of my seat the entire time, and the ending was such a great twist.

Inception
Christopher Nolan and Leonardo DiCaprio – amazing together. I think Nolan might steal away DiCaprio from Scorsese.

Salt
Saw this at the theater because there was nothing else to see at the time. Ended up liking it quite a bit, really good twist at the end and it keeps you guessing the entire movie. Plus you get to look at Angie the entire time.

The Town
Was looking forward to seeing this one and loved it. After Gone Baby Gone and now The Town, I will be seeing anything Ben Affleck bothers to direct.

Paranormal Activity 2
I thought the first one was freaky, this one actually brought it to another level, well done!

Romantic Movies That’ll Make You Laugh

Romance is serious business. Or is it?

Which do you think your husband would choose if put to the test:
a.) Watch the beautiful tearjerker movie, The Notebook
b.) Do anything that doesn’t involve watching The Notebook

My answer is easy. My husband would opt for a root canal rather than sitting through a movie like The Notebook or Terms of Endearment. Now don’t get me wrong. That doesn’t mean he’s not romantic. The man loves deeper than I could describe. He’s simply not a fan of traditional ‘romance movies’.

Our date nights usually involve Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Owen Wilson, or Jim Carrey. Those men don’t know this, but they’re a huge part of what makes our marriage such a joy. The fact that our date nights consist of a fun movie instead of a forced moment means that my husband is happy and relaxed – two very good things for romance.

Are you looking for a lighthearted fun romantic movie that both you and your husband will enjoy? Here are some of our favorites.

The Princess Bride (1987)

“Is this a kissing book?” The Princess Bride is the story of a woman who is being forced to marry a cold, evil prince, while her true love tries to stop the wedding.

I don’t know how many times I tried to get my husband to watch this movie until finally I just put the movie in, clicked ‘play’, and hid the remote. It’s now one of his favorite movies. He likes it because of the comedy and the fighting. I love it because it’s just a joy to watch.

Groundhog Day (1993)

After reluctantly going to cover Punksatawney Phil for Groundhog Day, a weatherman gets stuck living the same day repeatedly.

This is one of my husband’s all-time favorite movies. Plus, if your husband is a fan of Caddyshack, he’ll appreciate Bill Murray battling a rodent once again.

The Wedding Singer (1998)

Robbie, the wedding singer and Julia, the waitress are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people.

Any man who remembers the 80s will thoroughly enjoy this. And, every woman will be teary-eyed when Robbie sings “Grow Old with You” at the end.

Love Actually (2003)

This movie portrays eight stories of love. It shows romantic love, as well as love of a father for his son, love between siblings, and love of friendship. It’s a beautiful story that shows that Love Actually is All Around. It’s funny on so many levels, but also deeply touching.

Should You Get the Twilight Movie Soundtrack Or the Twilight Movie

With the release of the new movie in the Twilight Saga coming out, Twilight mania has struck again.  There is a ton of Twilight stuff out there on the market today (I know I’ve bought some of it) and there will be plenty of more to buy once New Moon is released.

One of the things that every serious Twilight fan should have is the Twilight movie soundtrack.  This soundtrack is a great way to relive the movie without actually watching it.  But should you get the soundtrack or the score?

That depends on what you want.  Many people will want to have both, because they meet different needs.   Let’s look at each individually.

First lets take a look at the Twilight movie soundtrack.  This soundtrack is not the actual songs played in the movie, which has led to some disappointment among fans (although it still get a four and a half star rating on Amazon).  What it is, is fine tuned versions of some of the music in the movie, plus some songs inspired by the movie.   Many of the songs on this album have a punk vibe, and when people don’t like it, it is because they don’t think it fits the mood of Forks.

Next we’ll look at the Twilight movie score.   The score also has a 4 and a half star rating on Amazon, so people really like it.  This is the actual music from the movie.  One of the most common comments from the fans is that it conveys the emotions of the movie perfectly and that  it is a great way to take the movie with you.

Download Full Version Movies

For the movie fanatics out there that have to have all the latest movies or the oldest of classics, is finding the movies you want hard to find and is it getting downright expensive to build your DVD collection? Is there an alternative way of buying movies without having to search all over the Internet or having to break into the piggy bank to get your next movie DVD? The good news is, yes, there is a way of finding those movies that you gotta have and movies that you were not sure of but didn’t want to go over your monthly budget to risk buying a dud of a movie. You can now Download Full Version Movies without breaking the bank and you have thousands of titles to choose from.

The old way of renting a movie at the local movie store or even the new ways of buying DVDs directly off the Internet still has its drawbacks. You still have to return the movies once you are done and also if you buy a DVD you have to wait for that DVD to be mailed to you before you can enjoy it. Either way you have to wait before you can get the satisfaction of knowing if the movie was worth the trip to the store (twice) or just waiting for it to come in the mail. All this waiting is a bummer when all you want to do is watch a movie. So what alternatives are out there to satisfy your movies needs?

The latest trend in watching movies is the movie download business. This market beats renting and purchasing movies by giving you the ability to Download Full Version Movies directly to your computer. This has all been made possible with the increase in technology in computers and high speed Internet connections. Movie downloading sites offers unlimited access to thousands of Hollywood movies titles which you can download anytime you want. It is as easy as picking a title, downloading the movie, then you can watch and burn the movie to a DVD in minutes, all from you home computer.

You have to ability to Download Full Version Movies without limitations on how many movie downloads you get. That is right, unlimited movie downloads is the newest trend in watching movies. Plus the quality of the movies are as good as the DVDs you rent or buy from the store. Typically each movie has a quality from 700kps (kilobits per second) to 6000kps (DVD quality). Most of the download sites offer DVD quality downloads which when transfer ed to the your TV or portable movie player still looks crisp and sharp.

When you Download Full Version Movies over the Internet, times can vary with each Internet connection. Typically for a regular sized movie it will take anywhere between 1 hour to 4 hours depending on how fast your connection is. Each site comes with its own downloading software to help ease the problems of finding or downloading files over the Internet. This software is linked to a large network to help you enjoy unlimited movie downloads anytime you want.

Not only is this new trend in the movie download market becoming more popular everyday, it is becoming easier and more convenient to download movies rather than buy or rent them. If you want an alternative to renting or buying movies then find out more about what each downloading service offers and how they can help you find the right movies for one low price.

Seven Action Movies You Might

If you’re a fan of any genre of movies, you do your best to see every single film that you can. In many ways, it’s as though you’re treating each film like a connoisseur would any object of affection, and this is certainly the case for fans of action movies.

There is something very intoxicating about action films because they tend to be what they are without any fluff or random bits attached. Sure, you could argue that plots can be contrived & there can be somewhat ludicrous love stories added for the sake of attracting a wider audience. But an action movie made as purely an action movie is something spectacular to behold.

The issue that any movie buff runs into, though, is being able to get away enough to watch every single movie they want at any given time. Between work & home, it can be hard to eek out a small window of time that allows for a guilty pleasure like an awesome action movie.

In the event that you’ve been busy “adulting”, here are seven action movies that may have just been off of your radar:

“Leap!” – Called “Ballerina” in foreign release, this movie is an animated adventure that is actually tailored more towards children. It’s a sweet story about a little girl’s love of ballet set in the late 19th century. Though the anticipated audience is younger viewers, there happen to be some very well-executed action sequences throughout the movie; plus, you can bring the whole family along for this one!

“Dunkirk” – Though positioned as a historical drama, this movie presents an ensemble cast & tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II. With purposefully light dialogue & attention paid toward the visual experience (not to mention an astounding score), “Dunkirk” has already been included as a possible entry into the greatest war movies of all-time.

“Logan Lucky” – Perhaps a movie doing more towards catering to a specific audience, “Logan Lucky” tells the story of some down-and-out folks deciding to “stick it to The Man” with an epic inside-job robbery during a NASCAR event. Most marketing has focused on the comedic chops of the actors, but action fans will love what they see.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” – Take one part disgraced bodyguard, one part hitman-turned-informant, a light dusting of kidnapping, a few twists for intrigue, and you’ve got yourself the basic formula for a action-filled romp in this comedy-action movie.

“Baby Driver” – Imagine if your job was driving the getaway car after major crimes for some nice profit. Now, complicate that job with a love interest, more than your fair share of sociopaths, listening to music to drown out physical & emotional pain, and boy, do you have a heck of an action movie here!

“Wonder Woman” – OK. So, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this movie because nearly everyone has, but you have to admit that the action sequences are really epically shot. It seems as though we’re finally given a heroine with as much of a following as male heroes, rounded out by a rousing story based around World War I, Greek mythology, and a touching love story.

“Atomic Blonde” – Finally, what do you get when you mix international espionage, the fall of the Berlin Wall, a celebrated graphic novel as the source material, and a female lead that does kicks serious behind? You get “Atomic Blonde”, a movie that is a rocking good time for action fans.

How To Download PSP Movies

Are you struggling to download psp movies on your psp? Downloading movies onto the psp is not difficult. Let this article help you.

The traditional way of watching movies on your psp is using the UMD disc format. UMD stands for universal media disc and is the only format for PSP.

However, a PSP UMD movie is not cheap. It cost about USD $30 for a single movie. Plus there isn’t a great selection of movies to choose from. Many big name movie distributors have shunned the UMD format because of lack of sales.

So what alternatives do you have for watching PSP movies?

There are 2 alternatives available, both uses the sony memory stick to store the movies.

The first way is to rip DVD movies on your computer and then download it onto your sony memory stick.

Sony does provide DVD ripping software that allows you to rip movies into your computer which you can then transfer to the memory stick. The ripped movies are smaller and of lower quality but since you are watching on a small screen on the PSP, it does not matter much.

I would highly recommend getting a larger memory stick, preferably 1GB and above since the movies files are quite large.

One disadvantage of this method is not all DVD movies can be ripped. Some DVDs have copy protection codes particularly the newer DVD movies that prevents it from being ripped.

The second way is to join a membership to paid PSP download sites. They typically charge a one-time fee and unlimited download access.

The advantage is you do not need to do any DVD ripping plus these paid PSP download sites usually have other files such as MP3, games etc that you can download to your PSP.