Thursday, April 29, 2010

Three Places to Find Movie Showtimes Online

In the recent decade, the movie going experience has seen a flourish of technological growth. One of the many avenues that has changed the theater is the advent of the Internet. This article will give you insight on the top three places to find movie showtimes online. Including the world most popular website,, also, and finally After reading this informative article you will easily know where you should go to get the fastest and best movie showtimes online. is world-wide known as the best search engine on the planet. One cool thing Google also does is provide local movie show times. When a user types in a movies name into its search engine, Google will provide local movie showtimes within the first search results as well as information about the movie. One drawback of using Google alone though is that you cannot purchase the tickets right there like you might be able to with the other options out there. But as far as quickness, Google is definitely the fastest for finding your desired showtime.

One of the best known online movie ticket resources is Fandango gained mass popularity and company growth during the companies first few years of launch. Along with finding movie show times online, also allows you to purchase your ticket right there from the comfort of your own home. By utilizing this feature, customers can bypass long lines and avoid frustration that might occur in large cities and metropolitan areas. When a ticket is purchased online, once the customer arrives at the theater a ticket will be printed out right there on the spot. Which is pretty cool if you ask me. As well as the ticket buying service, on their site fandango gives reviews and articles concerning the movie industry.

Another similar company to fandango is the famed Originally and currently a telephone based service used to gain local showtime information, the business has migrated online to provide more detailed services. On you can buy advance tickets and receive some of the most up to date movie showtimes online. Featuring a robust online page including reviews and articles and contest, is a great place to find the information you need.

If you just want the quickest option, go with Google, but if you need a more robust feature set, go with either or to find movie show times online, and even buy your tickets!

For a peek at this week’s upcoming movie trailers as well as current box office hits visit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where To Find HD Trailers Online

With the ever changing world of technology, the visual experience has jettisoned to a new platform of High Definition. High Definition refers to video that has an extremely higher resolution than standard TV. With the advent of computers and their High Definition capable monitors, consumers are finding out they can actually watch HD movie trailers online! Here I am going to list the best places on the world wide web to watch these eye pleasing visuals.

One of the most popular websites to watch HD trailers is Offering a vast array of movie trailers from very popular known films to the independent arena, this website is known for getting movie trailers early and often. Most of the trailers have the option to view in HD. One drawback of this site is that the HD trailers are in Apples own Quicktime format, although a quick download will allow you to watch the clips. is a website that touts its self as the best place on the web to download HD trailers. So not only can you simply view the HD trailers but also download and save these clips. There are current films, past movies, and upcoming releases. Also a great Top 10 section which showcases the most popular HD trailers currently on the web. also has a blog to keep you up to date on the new releases to the format.

One of the most visited websites on the world wide web is Yahoo also has a movie trailer site that features a HD section featuring High Definition ready movie previews. Yahoo might have the most HD trailers on the net because a quick look on the site will show you they have plenty of choices to choose from. Also on you can check showtimes and buy tickets right there from the site.

The popular ticket selling site, also has a HD trailer section located at The good thing about this site is not only can you watch an High Definition trailer, you can also purchase your tickets in advance to save time at the actual box office.

Using any one of these sites your eyes will thank you for the candy you are about to feed them. Enjoy yourself and watch as many as you can!

For a peek at this week’s upcoming movie trailers as well as current box office hits visit

Friday, April 2, 2010

Are Movie Rental Boxes A Passing Fad Or The Future Of Home Movie Entertainment?

There have been claims made that movie rental boxes are taking over the home movie entertainment business. Many traditional movie rental businesses are closing up shop, but are these boxes going to replace the movie rental store as we know it? The boxes tend to be more convenient since they are easy to setup in many locations, however the wait times to rent a movie can be long or longer than going to the actual video store. Also while movie rental boxes are cheaper tending to cost $1 per night, they can end up becoming more expensive in the long run. This article will explore this topic more in-depth.

These movie rental boxes are everywhere. We've seen them in grocery stores, shopping centers, and they are now sprouting up at gas stations. Setting up a movie rental box only costs tens of thousands of dollars while setting up a movie store franchise can cost hundreds of thousands. This has made them very attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs, however what does it mean for the consumer? The fact is, is that even though these things are everywhere, selecting a movie from them can be an extremely lengthy process. You could end up waiting longer in line at a movie rental box than going to the actual video store. But it doesn't stop there, here's what else you need to know.

These movie rental boxes main selling point is that they only cost $1 per night to rent a movie. However, this can be very misleading and is really a creative marketing ploy which makes these boxes extremely profitable to their owners. Because its only $1 per night many consumers engaged in busy lives will hold onto these movies for a week or more racking up more charges. While the average video store charges about $6 for 4 to 5 days of rental time, buying into the “its only a $1 per night” can end up costing you in the long run.

While the movie rental boxes are becoming more and more popular it will be up to us as consumers to see if they do or do not become a mainstay. While they are easily accessible, wait times can be longer than the video store, and you also don't get human customer support if there is a problem. While they are extremely cheap, you could end up paying more if you aren't prompt in returning the films you've rented back to the box. So bear these things in mind next time you see a movie rental box, and happy movie watching!

For a peek at this week’s upcoming movie trailers as well as current box office hits visit

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Pacific Miniseries-Reflection and Comment

As a member of a family which had several members fighting in WW2, I had always been brought up to appreciate the efforts of the Allied forces in fighting and winning this epic world conflict. My father, age 17 when the war ended, lived in occupied France and actually was put to work for the German Army during his breaks from school. My fathers older brother was a pilot for the free French and flew the Halifax bomber out of England(killed in action April 1945). Another Uncle(on my mothers side) flew Spitfires towards the end of the war. Both my father and my surviving uncle went on to be successful pilots in their careers, but my father never let me forget the grand struggle in both Europe and the Pacific.

Today I have a great admiration and respect for all veterans and especially the soon to disappear WW2 Vets.

In 2001, I watched the Tom Hanks miniseries 'Band of Brothers' with my father. We watched every episode as it aired, and my father was quick to provide follow-ups on what Europe was really like during the occupation.

This year, The new miniseries 'The Pacific' started airing March 14th, and wouldn't you know, I was standing right by to watch and record it.

This year was also a sad one for me as my father passed away in October,2009 at age 81, so I'm left watching the second installment of the WW2 saga without him and with deep regret. But I'm not alone, as my 9 year old son will be watching the series with me.

What will I teach him about honor and how our predecessors happily joined the military to push back the tyranny of Japan and the Third Reich? Will I instill in him a sense of duty to his country as his family members had?And will I teach him that he will be able to be and do whatever he wants to here with hard work.
The answer...yes.

I live in the United States of America...The greatest country on earth and am proud to watch these stories of courage and valor. American soldiers are buried all over the globe as they fought on foreign soil to preserve Democracy.

War is certainly not desired, but if its necessary, you will not find a better opponent than the United States of America.

As Admiral Yamamoto commented to his adjutants when they told him of the massive damage that was inflicted on battleship row by his 1st and 2nd waves of aerial attack on December 7th, 1941..he stoicly responded..." I fear we have awoken a sleeping Giant"..
This couldn't have been more true then as it could be today.

Over the next few weeks I'll try and summarize my views of 'The Pacific' as the episodes roll on, so stay tuned for more commentary and reflection.