The Best Movies Starring Joe Pesci

Where to even get started on Joe Pesci. The man is one of the more mysterious actors around. This Newark, New Jersey native took an eight year hiatus from acting from the More »

Tips to Prepare for Going to an Outdoor Movie

Summer is almost here, and, if you are lucky, that means it is time to enjoy outdoor movies under the stars. Whether you are headed to a movie in the park in More »

Crazy Movie Buffs

If you are like me and probably a thousand others out there that are really into movies you won’t deny the excitement that comes once a new movie is released. You will More »

Movie Poster Collecting

There is a great deal of history behind movie posters and movie poster collecting. Jules Cheret, who created 2 movie posters in the 1890’s, was the artist given credit for creating the More »

An Ideal Personalized Present

Finding the ideal gift can often be a difficult chore. If you find that you tend to run out of ideas for what to give your friends and loved ones, this article More »

The Best Movies Starring Joe Pesci

Where to even get started on Joe Pesci. The man is one of the more mysterious actors around. This Newark, New Jersey native took an eight year hiatus from acting from the years of 1998 to 2006, only to film one movie, then take another four year break. It would seem that Pesci is in a place in his life where he only does movies that he deems worthy.

This article will highlight some of the best Joe Pesci movies of his career.

One movie that has to be mentioned when discussing the best Joe Pesci films is Home Alone. The man tends to be driven more toward serious and dramatic films, but the casting crew knocked it out of the park when they selected Pesci for this comedic role.

Another amazing Joe Pesci film was Goodfellas. This just might be my favorite Pesci Scorcese collaboration. It is truly amazing what a great supporting role Joe delivered with this film, and it came as no surprise that he won an Oscar for it.

One movie that must be

Crazy Movie Buffs

If you are like me and probably a thousand others out there that are really into movies you won’t deny the excitement that comes once a new movie is released. You will watch practically all the trailers associated with that movie and then begin to make your own analysis on how that movie might fair in the box office. It’s a gift and a curse I would say seeing that in most cases the trailer tends to be a lot better than the movies itself how does that happen? No idea. My theory has always been that the directors used all the deleted good scenes to boost the trailers performance so that buffers like us can’t help but get all excited to see the finished product. How much do you actually know about movies, do you live it, breathe it, can’t seem to get enough of it? Then chances are you are a movie buff, that is if you actually fit the bill.

Another thing that I end up doing after watching a movie twice is spotting all the errors. These errors are not necessarily seen in the first

Movie Poster Collecting

There is a great deal of history behind movie posters and movie poster collecting. Jules Cheret, who created 2 movie posters in the 1890’s, was the artist given credit for creating the first movie posters. By the end of the first decade of the 1900’s, movies had become a great source of public entertainment. In this time period, the movie poster would become a standard size known as the one sheet measuring 27″ x 41″.

In the early days, the names of actors did not appear on the posters, which the movie studios liked, because it meant paying actors less money. It was in this early period in movie history, however, that movie studios realized movie stars were as much of an attraction to the moviegoer as the movie itself. Thus, the movie star was born, and movie posters began showcasing actors’ names along with the title of the movie.

By the 1920’s, the golden age of silent movies, movie posters became more artistic and spectacular, with accomplished artists being hired by movie studios to paint portraits of the stars

Tips to Prepare for Going to an Outdoor Movie

Summer is almost here, and, if you are lucky, that means it is time to enjoy outdoor movies under the stars. Whether you are headed to a movie in the park in your town, a church movie event, or even a backyard movie night, these tips will help you make the most of an outdoor movie night experience.

First, you will want to arrive early to the event. The movie will start around sundown, so plan to arrive between 30-45 minutes before then. Getting there early will allow time for parking and for securing a spot on the lawn with a great view of the inflatable movie screen.

After you arrive, be sure to use the bathroom before the movie experience begins. The venue might become crowded, making it difficult to make your way to the bathroom in the dark. Before the movie is also the time to think about movie snacks. It is a good idea to bring a snack and water with you. If you would like to purchase concessions at the venue, do so before the movie starts to avoid a long wait. There is always a long line for popcorn at the

An Ideal Personalized Present

Finding the ideal gift can often be a difficult chore. If you find that you tend to run out of ideas for what to give your friends and loved ones, this article about movie gift baskets is for you. The baskets are ideal gift-giving solutions, and you’ll actually have fun preparing them. They are so versatile that they can be given for all occasions and you can personalize them to please and delight everyone you offer them to. After all, everyone derives pleasure from watching movies while eating their favorite snacks.

Movie gift baskets are perfect romantic Valentine’s Day gifts, for example. Prepare a basket containing your special girl’s favorite chocolate, popcorn and / or candy and one or two romantic movies you know she’ll enjoy. The Internet is a great place to look if you’re not sure which movies to buy. Your friend is bound to appreciate the thoughtfulness of personalized movie gift baskets, and you’ll spend a lovely evening together right at home. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite drinks too.

These gifts don’t always have to be romantic. This is one gift idea that you can adapt to any occasion. Rather

Video Games Turned Movies

If you ever see the name “Alan Smithee” in the credits of a movie, it means the real director thought the movie was so bad, they didn’t want their name in it.

Gamers know that a lot of video games are based off of movies, such as Fantastic 4, Chronicles of Riddick, Batman, Superman–the list can go on and on. But what about movies based off of video games? How did they do? Below is a list of games turned into movies over the past ten years, how they did and a prediction of game-to-movie projects in the future.The first of these was Super Mario Brothers. Made back in 1993, it is a weak interpretation of the game in which Dennis Hopper plays King Koopa, an evolved dinosaur. There was not much of a plot line and the movie was an agonizing 140 minutes long. The audiences felt the same way too as the movie bombed in the box office. This however didn’t stop Hollywood from producing many more video game-to-movie adaptations such as: Final Fantasy The Spirits Within, the Mortal Kombat series, the Tomb Raider series and the most recent Doom. In 1995 the Mortal Kombat

Watching Movies For Free and Cheap

Whether you have a passion for the Hollywood new release movies that are shown in theaters and eventually make it to DVD or love watching independent films and movies, there are millions of people across the world that love watching their favorite actresses and actors star in a great film! The only other great thing about movies would be, though, is if you got to have them and watch them for free, right? Even though movies are plenty expensive when they are first released after being in theaters (most of them are anyway!), there are many ways to watch them for free, especially with the current technological age that we’re in!

Watch Newly Released Movies for Free and Cheap

First and foremost, if you’d like to watch movies for free that have just been sent to theaters then you’re going to have a bit of trouble doing so! One option would be to download them from an internet torrent, however, most people consider this to be illegal activity since the movie is copyrighted! One route to take if you’d like to see the movie for cheap, though, is to wait just a couple weeks and then

Watch Latest Movie Trailers Online

If you are a movie buff and like to appreciate well made movies then apart from cinema halls and television, your destination should be one. Online Movie Portals. This is a platform which offers you with a wide range of movie collection including the latest blockbusters and golden collection. From TV shows to documentary, from animation to Sports, the online movie portals have it all. Certainly, the site allows you to watch movies online anytime and there is no hassle of making payments to the DVD library or buying tickets for cinema standing at the queue. Instead against a small payment, an internet user can catch up any latest release by downloading or by streaming the videos from the online movie portals.

When it is about movies, the fans can enjoy the movies which get released in their countries or even the titles which have not been released yet. Locating movies may not be an easy, sometimes the movies has to be searched by countries or categories and then you will be able to watch movies online. There is yet another method of searching the movie and this can be made possible by searching the actors or

Let’s Watch Movies Online With Fireplace Warmth

The year 2154, Jack Scully is a paraplegic marine who joins a project of alien world when his twin died. His DNA matched with the alien group called Na’vi and he was transferred into a Na’vi to give him an alien ‘Avatar’ to understand the Na’vi system and find their weak spot so that the mercenaries can wipe out the Navi’s. So will Jack be able to infiltrate into the Na’vi’s land and join the gory game of destruction? This is most talked about movie of the year ‘Avatar’ which can now be enjoyed from the comforts of your home when you watch movies online.

Undoubtedly, the popularity of watching movies online has become much popular and any latest movie can be watched anytime and anywhere. Convenient, easy to access and involve a small payment, on online movie portals you will be able to watch movies online or even can catch up the latest movie trailers as well. With a long list of the categories of movies available on the online movie portal, a viewer can choose from Crime to Romance or from Film-Noir to Sci-Fi. The process is pretty simple…a viewer has to log in to

Movie Awards

So, we have finally closed the book on 2010. Now, as we transition into the new year, this is when most people reflect back on the year before. In the movie world, this is also when critics and movie lovers take the time to review the past year. Not to mention, this is awards season. With the Critics’ Choice Awards in just a couple of weeks and the Oscars less than two months ago, suffice to say the red carpet is officially out.

Today, I’m going to throw myself into that very ring as we bring you Couch Potato Club’s 2010 Movie Awards. Up front, though, I would like to go ahead and say, I’m going to do this different than those big award shows. For one, you’ll see some of the typical categories, but likewise there will be some off-beat ones. Also, call me crazy, but I believe the biggest factor in judging a movie is its entertainment value. Granted all of the other little facets of making a movie help to make a movie better, however I believe entertainment succeeds a movie’s technical prowess in order to define whether it is good or not. So,

Filmmaking School Students Need to Remember About Movies

This year’s Oscar nominations for Best Picture are clearly a stark contrast from last year’s nominees. Whereas the 2010 Academy Awards were dominated by big-budget science fiction and 3D films (with Avatar taking centre stage), this year’s movies are more serious, and coincide with what is primarily taught at a prestigious American filmmaking school. The Oscars this year are focusing on deeper themes, such as confidence, communication, courage, class and friendship.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the nominations during previous years were lackluster. Purists at your typical filmmaking school would be foolish to say that “The Hurt Locker” or “Slumdog Millionaire” pale in comparison to this year’s nominees. Even “Avatar,” which left many wanting with its plot, cannot be easily dismissed.

Still, the shift from movies such as 2009’s “Slumdog Millionaire” and 2010’s “The Hurt Locker,” to more serious films such as “Black Swan,” “The Social Network,” and “True Grit” among others, is remarkable. One cannot help but ask if this reflects another change in the appetite of moviegoers. According to the Toronto International Film Festival’s co-director, Cameron Bailey, this year’s Best Picture nominations prove that moviegoers aren’t just interested in big-budget films with crazy

What to Know About Movie Auditions

Only very few people get to be movie stars overnight, due to some special circumstances or qualities that they have. For most people it takes hard work and very many auditions. Anyone who has the dream of becoming a movie star should be ready to go through many years of struggle. The good news is that there will always be new movies to audition for, but the bad news is that for each role, there are hundreds of hopefuls. Today there are web sites that help to connect people with information about where to get auditions or where casting calls are being held.

Knowing where auditions are taking place is vital information for any prospective actor. While in the past you needed an agent to give you the information, today, the sites have made it possible for anyone from any part of the country to get this information. The sites act as liaisons and when someone registers at the sites, a profile page is opened for them. The information can be accessed by agents and casting directors who can then contact the hopefuls directly to ask them to audition. This has made the process of getting auditions

Movie History

Like a lot of shoppers at supermarkets, I look at the magazine displays while waiting in line to check out. Recently I was thrilled to see a recent edition to LIFE’s Great Photographers Series: Remembering Audrey 15 Years Later with photographs by Bob Willoughby.

In my review of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” I posed this question: Was there ever an actress who combined these four timeless qualities-beauty, fashion, grace and humility-better than Audrey Hepburn? My answer was simply, I think not.

You better believe I bought a copy of Remembering Audrey faster than a single heartbeat, and remain a better person for having done so.

Willoughby was born in Los Angeles-the city of the stars-and began taking pictures when he was 12. He was good, very good, and best described as a prodigy. In 1953, when he was 26, he would be assigned to photograph an upcoming soon to be actress, Audrey Hepburn. The result of their meeting would produce one of his most positive relationships, both as a photographer and a friend.

Willoughby pioneered the role of the “special” photographer to take formal publicity shots and candids of the stars Hollywood’s publicity departments wanted to promote.

Going About Movie Auditions

Movie auditions usually tend to have throng of hopefuls at them. This is because everyone wants to get their shot at being a star. For this reason, you have to stand out from the hundreds of people who will be auditioned that very day.

1. Ensure that you arrive early for the audition. Do not try to arrive right on time, this will not give you sufficient time to get into character or practice. Arriving late is absolutely out of the question. Try to get to the audition venue as early as you can. This will allow you adequate enough time to rehearse and practice before going on stage.

2. Do not dress as the character you are playing when you go for your movie audition. Dress the way you would dress when you want to impress someone. Ensure you look presentable and your clothes should be immaculate. In any case, if the casting directors would like to put you in wardrobe and makeup then they will do so. This is because it is like a job interview. Dress to impress, but not in character.

3. Research about the movie project beforehand. This will keep

The Good Thing About Movie

Having an opportunity to watch a movie is indeed pleasurable. If you haven’t tried watching any movie, I bet you are one of those native people who are not yet open for the luxury that technology offers. Movies can sometimes have a nice or an awful story. There would be chances that you will regret watching the movies you thought you would enjoy and how you wish that you can take your money back. Well, there is nothing you can do about it. As the saying goes, all people are different so not all people will have the same taste in the kind of movies.

Money is always a part when you are watching a movie, its like having your favorite artist in your screen and paying for them. Since you are spending money when you are watching a movie of course you are expecting to be amazed or at least to be entertained. You are not spending money just to feel bad or to feel sad. There are lots of hardships in life. So it means that you want your money to be worth it. If it won’t be worth it why bother yourself in going

What You Need to Know About Movie

Going to audition for a part in a movie may seem daunting but it does not have to be so. All you need is some confidence, preparation and nailing your execution. Keep in mind, that not all actors got their big break from their first audition. This guide should help you make the most of every audition that you will attend until you finally have your big break.

The first thing you need to do is research the movie that you are going to audition for. Find out if it is based on a book, whether it is based on true events, or whether it is an original manuscript. An original manuscript is written by a screenwriter so your research would be limited to other manuscripts the screenwriter has written so that you can get a feel of their style. You may also want to find out who the director is so that you can watch some of the movies they have directed before. This will give you an idea of what kind of acting may be expected from you. If the movie is based on a book, try your best to read the book before your

All About Movies Data Base

With the fast advancement of the world entertainment technology, film fanatics and the worldwide audience can now watch their favorite films right in their homes and or even watch it through online movies data base. The VHS tapes are now replaced with DVDs, Blu-Ray and the latest, the high definition television. It becomes more exciting and convenient because you do not need to go to movie theaters, grab some popcorn, and hurry yourself up just to be on time.

Let us go back to the history of movie database software program. It started on the year 1990 which was invented by Col Needham. Three years after, a more centralized interface program was created and by 1994, this interface program was upgraded to allow information submission. The program was later placed into a web-based interface and by the year 1996, the entire project was integrated in United Kingdom and formed as the Internet Movie Database Ltd. It was later bought by Amazon.com, which is now the current owner of the program.

Enough of history, this software program will greatly help film collectors and fans to organize their selection of films especially when the numbers finally reached to

Things You Should Know About Movie

With the swift advancement of technology, most of the business fields are frequently threatened by an evil called piracy. Piracy is rampant in many creative and technology based industries. Here we will be discussing the movie industry, which is very badly hit by piracy.

Movie piracy has become a rampant and flourishing business for a large number of people. And even the general masses accept the evil as it is helping them to save a lot of money. The easy availability and pocket friendly street price tags have made the music piracy and movie piracy industry a million dollar industry throughout the world.

The movie piracy industry has become so widespread that it is causing great loss for the film producers and as well as the distributors who invest a huge sum of money for the making of each film. Movie piracy alone has cost the United States economy $20.5 billion per year in loss of business, jobs, wages and taxes, according to a recent market study.

The film industry for years has fought a war against movie piracy. The scenario has reached such an alarming stage that illegal copies of new films are easily

A Tale About Movies

Cinemax, is an Indian company which operates theaters. It is a part of the famous Kanakia Group. Cinemax has about 138 screens, and in Mumbai alone operates from 14 different locations.

Preceding films, many years ago, plays and dances were sources of entertainment for the people. Plays had elements common to films. They had sets, scripts, actors, background scores, storyboards and audiences. Due to the absence of technology they could not be recorded. Post the 1860s celluloid was developed for still photography, making it possible, to directly capture objects in motion in realtime. By the 1880s the motion picture camera was invented allowing individual component images to be captured as well as stored on a single reel. This quickly led to the development of the motion film projector that could project these images on a large screen for the audience. The earlier forms of motion pictures had only visuals and no sound, what we today call, the silent movies. Theater owners would hire a pianist or an organist to play the background score as the film ran on the large screen.

The greatest innovation in the history of film was perhaps the development of the technicolor

Brief History About Movie Projector

When you watch a movie in a cinema, you will find that the most important device that is used is a movie projector. This device projects the frames from a rool of film. As the result, the moving picture is created. Then, the picture is projected to a screen. In a movie projector, there are 4 components that include the lamp, lens, spool and audio. If all components work properly, you will be able to enjoy the movie that you want to watch.

Back to the past, the movie projector was invented in the 1890’s. In that period, there were many inventors around the world created the film devices. But, the most significant inventions were made by Thomas Edison and Lumiere brothers. There are many movie projection devices that were invented in the 1890’s up to the early 1900’s. Cinematographs, vitascope and kinetoscope were some of early movie projectors.

The cinematographe
The Lumiere brothers were the first people who invented the movie projector. They knew about photograph since they worked for their father’s photography firms. They came to the invention of the movie projector after they made improvements to the still pothograph process. After their father