Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mission Impossible 3 reaches record sales in Blu-Ray

Blu-Ray is a technological marvel in the world of movies and entertainment as the format can hold nearly six times of what a DVD can hold. It has brought a revolution to movie watching at home. In just a small span of time Blu-Ray has been able to catch the attention of movie audiences. Lots of popular movies have been released in HD DVD,a competing format. There are many movies that have been released in Blu-ray and few other consumer movie formats can reach the popularity of Blu-ray. There is one movie which has achieved record sales on Blu-ray and that is none other than agent Ethan Hunt’s Mission Impossible 3.

Mission Impossible 3 once released in Blu-ray began flying off the shelves and reached thousands of homes. It has actually becoming harder to find in Blu-ray due to the high volume of Blu-ray sales. One report indicated that nearly 35,000 Blu-ray discs have been sold in a period of days. This is a record for Blu-ray discs. With such record sales it seems that Blu-ray’s future is getting brighter and brighter, and Tom Cruise is still a reigning star among audiences.

The record sale of Mission Impossible 3 proves that this hunk as agent Ethan Hunt is loved by movie audiences and they love to see him in action doing his typical spine chilling actions.

Mission Impossible 3 is an action powered, entertainment film filled with adrenaline pumping action scenes where you will find Ethan Hunt no longer doing his field work of completing missions but training agents instead. He has already developed a kind of personal life and is engaged to Julia(his fiance) who doesn’t know the true nature of the work her would-be husband does.

While during his engagement, the spy has been assigned yet another mission impossible and he chooses to accept and reunites with his buddy Luther. Along the way of the plot, new members of the team Hunt and Luther set out to complete the mission where they need to rescue a kidnapped agent and bring down the evil villain Owen.

As the movie progresses, Julia learns that her husband has nothing to do with his alleged job when she gets taken hostage by Owen Davian who loves killing people rather than engaging in small talk. Now Owen wants Hunt to do what he wants otherwise his wife will be murdered. Hunt is given 48 hours to complete the mission. Will he able to do that and rescue Julia? Find out in the Blu-ray Mission Impossible 3.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Best Comedy Movies of 2009

Some most-expected drama movies and action movies failed to draw audiences to the theater, but the comedies of 2009 were well able to do good box office business. Perhaps the recession and economic downturn make people seek laughter during these stress-filled times. Though a few of the comedies of 2009 didn’t have that aura which makes them in the list of funniest movies ever, except Hangover, they somehow kept the box office ringing.

Here is my list of the best comedy movies of 2009:

The Hangover:

This movie by Warner Bros Pictures has earned good money, but not, off course like Avatar. Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms in ‘The Hangover’ could keep you laughing for along time. The movie received great reviews and appreciation from different corners of the world. It has been a smash hit worldwide. The film could set a new record for an R-rated comedy, crashing the record set by Beverly Hills Cop nearly 25 years ago. A loud funny movie that every bachelor who wishes to go for a wild bachelors party must watch.


Columbia Pictures released this apocalyptic zombie film which put up stiff competition to ‘The Hangover’. The way Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg fight each other is really hysterical. A smart script, good acting by newcomers like Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin add flavor to the tone of this comedy. It is a kind of perfect escape from reality and you will have fun watching this movie at home with friends.

Fantastic Mr. Fox:

This is a Fox Searchlight release and is directed by Wes Anderson. Although the trailer didn’t raise that much initial interest with the audiences, the movie didn’t disappoint at the theater. There is nothing too freaky in the plot, and the movie comes to life as you watch it. This is an animated film for adults as the humor is a bit too much over the heads of the kid crowd. A witty and highly entertaining movie for the 2009 movie year!


This is another animated movie from Disney/Pixar. Millions already have fallen in love with the old fellow who flies with balloons and the small obnoxious kid explorer who accompanies the old man on this adventure. The movie is touching and funny, and the animation is gorgeous to look at. It takes you on an emotional journey as well as keeps tickling your funny side to make you stick to the screen.

500 Days of Summer:

Another release from Fox Searchlight. This is a romantic comedy and one of the best intelligent romantic comedies of the 2009 film year! Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hard working greeting card writer who believes in love at first sight while Zooey Deschanel a free-spirited woman doesn’t. find out what clicks between the two in this comedy.

Some other comedy movies worth watching of 2009 are 'The Proposal', 'The Informant' and 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.' All should not disappoint.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

The Top 4 Scary Movies That You Cannot Forget

What good scary movie doesn’t leave you feel really afraid to remain alone at home or move to a dark bathroom at night? If you haven’t experienced any scary sensations after watching a scary movie, you need to check out the top 4 scariest/ horror movies of all time. These 4 horror movies are considered the top scary movies of all time. This list is a little subjective and hence, the possibility exists you may not like them. So some pleasant advice – please go through the movie trailers of the horror movie you are considering seeing to determine if it is really worth watching .
There are some elements that make a horror movie worth watching. There are many horror movies which seem nothing more than comic movies. The movies worth watching are the ones which are pulse pounding, riveting, and unnerving and get you to really become squeezed inside a blanket on bed or squirming on your seat. These movies create the best scary experience and make you really feel reluctant to go outside alone or stay alone. The four scary movies discussed below are considered the top scary movies of all time.
A scary movie need not always be full of ghosts and apparitions. It can be anything like alien or a psycho killer or anything that creates some kind of spooky feeling inside you as you see one. Given below are four top scary movies of all time.


Though this is not an ghost-style movie but an outer space alien movie, it has every element of a scary movie. The sci-fi horror movie has some spine chilling scenes which are sure to frighten you. The ship in the movie is in outer space and is infiltrated by monsters which all lend to create a truly horror feeling. It makes you feel glad that you are not the character in that ship. The horrifying scenes of alien monsters killing each member of the crew with sound effects make your spine shrill.

The Exorcist:

This is another scary movie that you need to see. This movie is in the list of all time best horror movies and is a must see. The movie has some uniqueness and because the story is based on true events, the movie makes you more frightened to find the small girl possessed by evil souls. The movie has been made in conventional storytelling style and creates a sense of fear in the audience.


In the discussion of horror movies Halloween finds a prominent position for its spooky scenes and fear filled shrieks.Follow Michael Meyers on his quest for revenge. Another must see.

A Nightmare on Elm Street:

There are lots of horrifying turns in this movie to make you frightened and the storytelling style make it a real horror flick. Freddie Cruger never ceases to frighten us with his horror. Highly recommended.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Die Hard Movie Series Launched in Blu-Ray

Die Hard stands out as the famous action packed series of Bruce Willis as the New York Cop John McClane. This movie is among the best action films of the past Two-and-a-half decades. Every one of the movies of the Die Hard series have become launched in DVD and Blu-Ray discs. The famous quote belonging to the movie – “I’m at the wrong place at wrong time”, isn't unfamiliar to Die Hard fans.

Once when Die Hard was considered among the best trilogies till the final film within the series, Die Hard-Live Free or Die Hard, was launched which surpassed box office expectations. People feared that it might be the worst movie of the Die Hard Series, however with the special effects and good direction , Die Hard 4. won accolades with its strict storyline that deals with the next threat to America.

Now everyone enjoys the Die Hard Collection at home in Blu-ray format. In the first three movies he was a regular cop who utilizes his physical strength and presence of mind to successfully navigate throughout the hardest of situations.

Within the last episode it had been expected that Bruce Willis’ s character would be the smart detective who understands how to play the intelligence game, but he still remains the original bullheaded police detective who knows two things – his guns and his guts. Because of this perhaps, Bruce Willis is usually considered among the best action hero actors of Hollywood, though he might not fly and kick just like a ninja, he can drop a thug using a punch from his hand.

Every episode from the Die Hard film series is loved by action lovers as well as normal cinema lovers due to brilliant acting, strong story plot, sleek editing, suspense, superb action shots, and off course. the man, Bruce Willis. Because he is always in a position where he is helpless and must either live or die, the viewers always root for McClane. Typically he must kill or either get killed in an effort to complete the plot.

All films from the Die Hard series are now in Blu-ray and they are presented in the original 2.35 aspect ratio in addition to being encoded in MPEG4 AVC at 1080p resolution. The image is intact in the Blu-Ray edition and the film includes great enhanced color. The flesh tones are accurate and shadow details are also good. This is essential for films that occur mostly at night or in dark environments. The very first episode from the series filmed some twenty years ago won't have that slick presentation that you will get with Blu-ray, however, you can have better display quality and good viewing experience over the original format.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Movie Star Leonardo DiCaprio’s Slashing Suspect, Will Face Trial

A crazy story is finally heading for conclusion in court! It is reported that former model Aretha Wilson, 39 has been taken into custody in Ontario and will be extradited to the United States. Apparently , Aretha went berserk on Leonardo DiCaprio sometime in 2005 at some house party hosted by Pamela Anderson’s recent ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon in the Hollywood Hills. The resulting slash on his face with a cocktail glass and the injury was so grave that DiCaprio had to get 17 itches from face to ear.

At that time, she was arrested and charged for an assault with a deadly weapon that could take one’s life. But she was out on bail and she clandestinely fled the country. TMZ reported that she proceeded with the same event with her boyfriend as well when she smashed a glass bottle on his head. According to a filing by the Los Angeles County prosecutor, DiCaprio is expected to testify that Aretha swung a drinking glass at him at the party in June of 2005. Wilson at that time was involved with one of DiCaprio’s friends and the actor told authorities that she started shouting profanities at him and he replied with expectations that she would stop that.

But she became more agitated and aggressive. And as he tried to walk away she splashed that glass of cocktail on his back. As DiCaprio turned to face Wilson he saw Wilson swinging the glass that stuck the left side of his face.

For a long time she escaped the hands of law, but how long? She was finally arrested and extradited to the US. She might have thought that after five years law would forget her and wouldn’t be able to catch her.

Just last week she was taken into custody in Ontario, Canada
and it is said that she agreed to come to the US to face the legal battle and trouble against her.

Right now what fate has in its store for Aretha is uncertain.What DiCaprio has to say to her arrest is not known as the actor was not available for comment on the matter. Has DiCaprio forgiven Aretha? Will he come to the courtroom or what will happen still remains a mystery.
All we can do is wait for the day the court makes a decision and give a hearing. Poor Aretha
she must have been passing some mental sickness to do that to such a handsome hunk!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

‘Inglorious Basterds’ Movie Wins Top SAG Award

Beyond everyone’s expectations that Avatar would be judged the best movie, Inglorious Basterds moved with the last smile at the SAG awards. The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards too looked an awful lot like the recent Golden Globe awards but there was no Ricky Gervais. In 2010 the Golden Globes Ceremony were hosted by Gervais and it was really a disaster based on feedback after the show! The various reports are going on about the colossal disaster that was brought on by Gervais and his “bland” humor.

Almost all the movie actors and awardees received honors in their respective fields like they did in the Golden Globes, sans James Cameron’s Avatar which is a blockbuster and has been able to surpass all records in his collection and just broke the collection record of Titanic which didn’t please the selection jury of the Screen Actors Guild. It was unconventional director Quentin Tarantino’s World War II epic movie, ‘Inglorious Basterds’ that won the top prize and was awarded the best movie of the year. The ceremony this year at the Shrine Exhibition Hall was a magnanimous affair amidst outstanding ensemble.

Though there are drastic difference between thoughts over movies between the Oscars and SAG, but over the years the Guild Honors are a strong bellwether for the prestigious Academy Awards. And if this years selection of Inglorious Basterds, the movie about a group of Jewish soldiers fighting the Nazis, is actually as good as its cracked up to be, it should be a front-runner for quite a few Academy Award nominations for 2010, including best film.

If this recent nomination is the legacy and believed opinion then perhaps actors like Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique and Christoph Waltz might wish themselves to make some room on their mantles for some potential Oscars. All four actors took home their first SAG awards and such honors actually have given them a hope to become strong Academy Award contenders.

The 2010 SAG event was televised on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exhibition Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The Lifetime Achievement Award; the most prestigious and highest honor of the event was bestowed on 88-year-old Betty White with standing ovations.

After receiving the award the acceptance speech was tinged with a few zingers and her really natural comic timing. On a more serious note, she really fought back her tears in exhilaration and said, "I should be presenting an award to you for the privilege of working in this business…you still can't get rid of me. I just turned 88 last Sunday and I still have lots to do….This is the highest point of my entire professional life….thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Legion" - Movie Review

‘Angels with machine guns!’…that is how co-writer/director Scott Steward describes the film Legion. And that is how the film has been approached by critics. According to various sources the film could provide what was asked for…but instead of a band of angels with machine guns you find one angel with a machine gun in a war that determines the fate of mankind. Actually the movie should have been a matter of a few seconds, but somehow it managed to drag and last 100 minutes.

One would find the film a little funny with absurd ideas and plot premises, but filmmakers know how to present them and keep the audience glued to their seats for that time period plus and asking for more. The featured length movie ‘Legion’ at 2nd position at the box office chart for its first week is about God’s lost faith in humanity. That actually takes place in the middle of nowhere and God sends the Archangel Michael (played by Paul Bettany) to kill the baby that is destined to save mankind otherwise. But Michael disobeys and decides to protect the baby instead and declares that he is giving God what he needs and not what he had asked for. And for his disobedience, God sends his armies of angels to fight this one man army and complete the task which Michael won’t let happen.

The occupants of the diner include Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton, Tyrese Gibson, Kate Walsh, Lucas Black, Adrianne Palicki and Willa Holland. Bettany is getting loads of credit for the role though his choice of signing films is known to all. This is his first movie role with an action stud plot. Stewart also took the risk of co-writing the film with Peter Schink who has the writing credit of "Gotham Cafe" an adaptation of a Stephen King novel.

Stewart is known as the visual effect master of Hollywood and he has worked in some previous movies like the The Orphanage, Iron Man, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Thus as expected his director debut would be full of enthralling visual effects that would make the movie more like a video game. But the audience have no qualms as long as he entertains them with his ideas.
Overall it is a good movie but it could have been a better piece of work had the plot been a little more closely knit with a bit more flow.

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