Sunday, January 31, 2010

Paris, Texas Out on Blu Ray

Criterion has now released ‘Paris, Texas’on Blu-ray and DVD. This is another Wim Wender directed film that promises to reap high returns from the home video collection market. Previously, Criterion released another Wender movie ‘Wings of Desire.’ Both these movies are considered the best works of the German Director and both continue to inspire lot of movie lovers. Though the movies are not meant for general moviegoers, those who have a passion for cinema and understand the world of 72mm can really feel what it means to have seen such beautiful movies.

After watching ‘Paris,Texas’you are surely going to recommend this movie to your friends to check out for the sheer excellence of cinema making. Though I don’t feel inclined to tell you all about the movie here because it may take away the interest of seeing it knowing the plot in advance. However to create some kind of interest, and give you a fair idea how the movie is made and what you can expect from this Blu-ray release, I will narrate the plot a bit as follows:

The movie begins in the middle of a desert where you find a haggard looking and tired man named Travis played by Harry Dean Stanton. You have no idea from where he comes and where he is really going. Travis is then located by his brother and there is a family reunion where the spark of the story begins. The description is beautiful and sparkling and it unfolds naturally. I won’t spoil the rest of the craze by telling everything.

In conclusion, the film portrays human emotions, love, feelings, guilty, sacrifice and jealousy so well that you remain glued to it till the last minute. The charm of Paris, Texas lies in the part that it asks the audiences to follow the story keenly and find answers to few questions. The 147 minute drama needs some patience on your part to see the slightly slow paced story. This may not be a must-watch list of films, but a good pick for those who love to watch works of such great directors like Wender.

You get additional features with the release in Blu-ray like the interviews with Allison Anders, Claire Dennis, and also the director himself. There is another 23 minute documentary titled "The Road to Paris, Texas" that you get along with the movie in any version DVD or Blu-ray.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow and Hubby Chris Martin Confront Angry Neighbors with Third Home!

Perhaps people love the movie celebrities on the screens and not near them. There have been lots of stories how celebrity neighbors created troubled for their neighbors – from socialite Paris Hilton to calm and somber movie star Gwyneth Paltrow everyone has caused some kind of trouble to their neighbors.
It has been reported that Gwyneth Paltrow and her hubby Chris Martin have made their neighbors upset after they bought their third house on North London Street, in London. The the movie celebrity couple has caused their neighbors to complain because they plan to create a 10 foot steel security barrier across the premises getting rid of the house’s original wooden fence.
The neighbors are offended over the issue that the fence would make the locality look out of place. While the couple wish to build the steel fence for safety concerns, angry residents of the locality came out with an outburst and complained that the fence is just going to look ridiculous and they plan to object.
"They are turning a Victorian house into a fortress," another householder commented on the issue. The neighbors have also complained that they have taken down trees so they can park their flashy cars in the driveway and are putting a huge swimming pool in the back garden. The celebrities said the trees were diseased but the neighbors think that they can say anything they want and get away with it if have that amount of money and are using their power and riches to get what they want.
Roswitha Gerlitz, another irritated neighbor on London Street also expressed her disapproval of the fencing and said that she can understand that they want their privacy but she thinks it's a bit unnecessary. She thinks the metal fence will look quite hostile and unappealing. She felt that it was useless and said, she doesn’t think it's necessary. Their privacy is respected anyway.
Paltrow and Martin first originally the home in London Street in 2004 from Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes for about $4 million dollars. After that, they added another property there for $5 million dollars that enabled them to create a 33-room super house. Now the newly bought third house is a $700,000 house and they plan to use it as a staff house.
Whatever the residents have to complain, nothing is going to change the plan of the couple. Though they maintained silence in the issue and nothing has been commented on the complaints, it seems that their silence is the answer to their adamant move to erect the steel fence.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Brad Pitt buys bachelor pad to get over split from Angelina

The latest buzz for 2010 is that the movie hunk Brad Pitt has secretly bought a bachelor pad to help him sort out and get over the blues of his split from Angelina Jolie. It was reported by many channels and sources that the 46 year old movie actor has spent nearly $1,130,000 on the bachelor pad which is complete, in the Hollywood Hills!
A source close to the movie actor says that the house oozes character. Brad has had his eye on it for some time but he decided now was the right time to buy because he wanted a place to call his own. He further added, that he needs somewhere quiet that doesn't have memories of Angie and where he can be alone and think about what he does next.
The bachelor pad is an old home built in 1920 and was originally for sale at price for $2.1million but Brad got it at much lower price. The house has a bar area, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms along with other spacious area and the cave is built into the foundations. Pictures of the cave and the house are thronging around the websites.
There is, however, more news in the split story. It was reported by a source that to save the split of the most celebrated movie couple of Hollywood, Pitt’s mother Jane has stepped in. She is trying her best to save the relationship of Pitt with Jolie. It is said that Jane will be trying to put her skills and experience she learnt while acting as family counselor when she would meet Angelina Jolie next week. But the time and venue is not known yet.
It is said that Jane, the 70-year-old mother of Pitt is apparently very close to Jolie and their bonding worked quite well when they together set up a cancer care center. But rumor bills have said that in heart she always favored Pitt’s previous wife Jennifer Anniston and wished her to be with Pitt.
Reports say that Brad Pitt and Jolie had already enlisted their respective lawyers to negotiate the split of their $400 million fortune and also the custody of their children. Yet, a close family source said that Brad is desperately trying to cling on to the wreckage of the relationship as he is still is very much in love with Angelina and believes they can make it work.
Meanwhile in there are reports that close sources are claiming the split as ‘totally false’ and that the glam couple are very much together and would remain so. There is no rift between their personal lives and that everything is fine between them. Now only time will tell what is true and what is false!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

George Clooney's Haiti Telethon Breaks Fundraising Records!

The Haiti telethon, a brainchild of host and movie star George Clooney for Haiti earthquake victims has been able to gather $58 million funds thus far for providing rehabilitation and restoration of the poor country. This fund raiser is said to have shattered all records for no such money has ever been raised by such an initiative. Hollywood has shown a really generous touch with this fund raising program.
This star-studded event not only had the who’s who of Hollywood but also from the musical fraternity doing their best to create awareness of the tragedy that happened to shatter lives of millions in Haiti. From the musical side there were Madonna singing a sad but melodious tune; Chris Martin playing piano at his best and crooning to the tunes, and Jennifer Hudson did her best rendition of the Beatles’ ‘Let it Be!’
Overall Mr. Clooney's Haiti telethon breaks fundraising records and has proved that when it comes to star power, this UN “movie” ambassador for peace is there to extend his help to the biggest extent of his power. In the event musical acts were performed by popular artists like Bono, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Haitian native Wyclef Jean and Mary J Blige. The spectacular event proved the humane side of popular movie stars and their unity when it comes to providing help to humankind.
Meanwhile other movie celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg and others, spoke to callers and also opened their wallets with great generosity for the event. DiCaprio donated $1 million for the fund which brought in praises from all quarters including former Presidents of the United States – Mr. Bill Clinton and Mr. George W. Bush. They showed their goodness of hearts by extending all possibly help to the victims and the Haiti Government.
‘The George Clooney-Organized Hope for Haiti Now: a Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon’ was aired on countless networks so that common people can watch and also extend their help. The event was aired on MTV, ABC, NBC, Fox, and other networks.
This worldwide benefit was hosted by Clooney in Los Angeles and Wyclef Jean in New York where legends took to the stage for their attempt at goodwill. And the good news is that though the telethon is over with its collection breaking records, there is news that funds were still pouring in and are expected to cross and even exceed a good mark. iTunes too showed its generosity by providing all the songs sung in the event by the famous movie actors for a mere 99-cents per song.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ultimately Avatar Becomes the Biggest Movie Ever!

Just a few days back there was an argument and discussion going around – can Avatar beat the record collection of Titanic? To which the director James Cameron himself nodded a negative. However the 3-D magic ‘Avatar’ ultimately succeeded in beating the Oscar-winning film ‘Titanic’ in the run for the highest grosser in the international market. Now, its waiting on potentially a few awards in the Upcoming Academy Awards Event.

According to various sources, the film, till the last weekend, had been able to gross USD 1.29 billion at the international box office according to producers Fox, that surpassed the ‘Titanic' mark of USD 1.24 billion. It has now set a new record and has proved itself as the highest earner ever in movie history.

But that’s not the end of the film’s run and the statistic bosses were of the opinion that if everyday goes well, the film would be able to cross the worldwide gross of Titanic $1.848 billion to become the biggest money-maker of all-time and it has as of January 26th, 2010.

‘Avatar’, which grossed USD 36 million domestically till last weekend reports for sixth straight weeks has now hit a box office record surpassing Titanic for worldwide sales. It blew past ‘The Dark Knight’ record to grab the second place of domestic grosser list. Fox Executive Chris Aronson said, “Milestones like this are great. Its part of an amazing ride the film has taken us on. But this film is still just captivating audiences on global basis.”
While discussing about the prediction of Avatar to make new records, James Cameron, the director of the movie said, “I don't think it's realistic to try to topple 'Titanic' off its perch. Some pretty good movies have come out in the last few years. 'Titanic' just struck some kind of chord.”

Tough Titanic was still sailing ahead in domestic grossing record but, now overall worldwide collection of Avatar has surpassed the ruler for all these years. Final figures are still waiting to come in. Variety has confirmed that Fox has confirmed that Avatar has crossed the mark of Titanic and will also move more ahead of it in the future.

It is a significant moment for the producers and the director of Avatar. Because as expected, it delivered. Much was also expected from 2012 but it could not touch the hearts of people like Avatar and the blue glittering heroes of James Cameron.

With the success of the movie it is said that China has renamed a central china mountain after the US blockbuster which also let off a powerful box office record.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pernell Roberts-In Memoriam

Pernell Roberts, star of popular TV series such as Bonanza and Trapper John MD, Died  today at the age of 81 years. He had contracted cancer and lost his battle with it this week.

As a child growing up, I had long been fond of the popular TV series Bonanza, where Pernell played the dashing Adam Cartwright. The show has become an American Icon over the years. Pernell also starred later in the the popular TV series, Trapper John M.D which aired from 1970-1986. One of his last roles was in the 2001 episode of Diagnonsis: Murder.

I know that I will dearly miss this actor as he was a great contributor to the TV industry, with his warm on-screen demeanor which was so endearing to the American public. Pernell will be Missed!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Purchasing Movies on The Internet

One can always buy all kind of movies from the Internet. The biggest entertainment on the internet is to buy movies easily through debit or credit cards. This facility was never available before with such convenience and access. This is actually very good for and very interesting to moviegoers. One of the best methods is to buy movies through online sources. There are plenty of websites which sell movies through these types of sources. Secondly, the cost of movies is very low compared to the prices of DVDs or VCDs. Furthermore, watching a movie in the theatre takes alot of time, money and energy to sit and watch.

Some movies, however, are good to watch only in theatres while others can be watched anywhere that is either at home in your home theatre, on your laptop, or in your PC. Buying movies through online sources is one of the easiest methods, with the fact that once your pay the price of a movie of your choice, you can immediately download the movie into your computer and watch it.

There are many people who want to watch the latest movie releases and want to stay ahead of it in regards to watching movies. This is quite common among moviegoers. Because young people today, draw lots of entertainment and fun from movies, and in this way, they wish to watch the movie either on the first day of the release or want to buy the movie and watch it on the computer. For instance Sherlock Holmes, one of the latest movie releases has earned alot of praise from audience. This is due to fact that there are people who are watching the movie in theatres while others are purchasing online and watching it at home. This alternative method of buying movies is quite convenient and there is no loss of revenue for the movie production company.

As the demand is on the increase for now, the future also will be taking up by many copies of movies getting sold through online sources such as movie websites.

The internet has now advanced to a great extent and almost every purchase is made possible through online internet sources. Movies being the biggest household entertainer, buying movies through the internet offers a great amount of safety, security and it’s a very convenient method of bringing lots of entertainment to audiences of all types.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

What Was the Message From The Movie Avatar?

Avatar is quickly growing to be the expected box office phenomenon is was predicted to be. Why wouldn't it? James Cameron directed it!

The movie gives us everything we ask for in a science fiction drama. Action, story, great cinematography, great animation. But what about underlying message? I think everyone can agree that James Cameron intended there be a message given in this movie, but what exactly is it? Well, as I watched the movie for the second time this weekend, I had a chance to contemplate just that.

In my opinion, the message in this movie was targeted towards global conservation. As I watched the destruction scenes in the movie, I couldn’t help from likening it to what man is doing to our coveted natural resources on this planet. For instance, the consortium(the corporation) which had made deals with several South American countries to allow them to plow a road right through the Amazon forest(Pandora) in search of oil and precious metals(Unubtanium) killing every trace of plant life in its way, not to mention "relocation" of any indigenous population(Na’vi) in the way.

Its so sad, but in my opinion, this is a true analogy. So go ahead..if you haven’t already and see Avatar. Watch the movie unwind into the great spectacle it is, and ponder upon the similarities of what happens on Pandora to what reality is today on the world scene.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Johnny Depp opening the 2010 International Film Festival Küstendorf in Mokra Gora, Serbia

The 3rd annual International Film Festival Küstendorf organized by Serbian film director Emir Kusturica was opened by the unveiling of the statue of Johnny Depp on January 13th, 2010. The famous American actor who portrayed the Axel character in Kusturica's movie Arizona Dream (1993) is this year's honorary guest and promoter of the festival with the Golden Egg (Zlatno jaje) as the main price for the best film. The opening ceremony and the introduction speech was followed by screening of a short movie in honor of Jonny Depp. He will play the Mexican revolutionary hero Pancho Villa in Kusturica's new movie Seven Friends of Pancho Villa and the Woman with Six Fingers with some scenes filmed in the Mokra Gora.

Over 300 films of young filmmakers and students of filmschools from all over the globe applied to the competition program and diversity of genres and themes as well as high quality are guaranteed. The International Jury featuring Marjane Satrapi as the President of the Jury, Sara Driver and Jonathan Weisgal will award the best three movies with Bronze, Silver and Golden Eggs. The "Retrospective of Greatness" of this years' festival is dedicated to Johnny Depp presenting three of his most famous and most remarkable movies - Edward Scissorhands, Arizona Dream and Donnie Brasco. You can watch the mentioned Johnny Depp movie previews which have grossed over $2,3 billion at the box office on which also offers thousands of the latest as well as the oldest production movies in its movie store.

The Contemporary Trends program features some the best films released in 2009 including About Elly by Asghar Farhadi winning the Best Director Award at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, Soul Kitchen by Fatih Akin winning the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, The Time That Remains by Elia Suleiman winning the Jury Grand Prize at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Farewell by Christian Carion starring Emir Kusturica, Tsar by Pavel Lungin, Buried Secrets by Raja Amari and The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch.

The Evergreen program will present the animated film Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud winning the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Best First Work and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2008 César Awards and the Rogers People's Choice Award for the Most Popular International Film at the 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Czech masterpiece from 1964 If a Thousand Clarinets  by Jan Rohač and Vladimir Svitaček.  

Friday, January 15, 2010

Movie Forum Is Finally Up and Running!

Well...I finally completed the set-up of the movie forum for Lots of work, but well worth it.I have included more than 10 categories for users to select from when wanting to make a movie post.We are starting to get our first members to sign up this week, and it seems to be growing(which is delighting). So..if you havent already..go over...take your shoes off, browse around the site, and register for the forum and get posting! We would love to have you on board! More to come...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SeekingMovies.Com Grand Opening

Hello All,

I want to introduce myself, My name is Andre Barde and Ive been a movie fan/buff for over 20 years. Ever since I saw Star Wars in 1977 at the Mayflower theater in Eugene Oregon, Ive been hooked to movies.

Over the years I have toggled back and forth between internet movie sites in order to get the skinny on upcoming movies, view trailers, post on forums, buy movies, and to generally look up movie stats/facts and figures. I always found it frustrating that there was no one site that had kind of a one-stop-show for everything, so what did I decide to do? You guessed it, I built my own ! A site where anyone seeking the best all-in one movie site can go to get the following services and information:

* Browse the most recent movie trailers for free
* Lookup quick stats/facts on all published movies (foreign and domestic)
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*Post or read up on your favorite movie topics on our Users Forum
*Look up the most recent movie articles/reviews written by me as well as other authors
*Look up box office movie times and locations based on your zipcode
*Links/access to this blog as well as the Twitter page where the followers are growing steadily.

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