Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Recent Controversy in Movies

    American Sniper made a big debut over this past weekend coming over with Oscars nominations and for also being described as the best movie this year, has also come with great controversy from some famous people. Michael Moore known for his work on Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 911 and Seth Rogen known for the just recent controversial film The Interview blasted American Sniper. Moore stated that his uncle was killed by a sniper in WWII and that Snipers where cowards. He then later on too say that he said nothing to relation of Chris Kyle and American Sniper. Rogen said on the other hand it reminded him of the scene from Inglorious Bastards the Quentin Tarantino movie on a German sniper in a bell tower sniping Allied soldiers. He later declared he didn't me anything offensive by it, it just reminded him of that scene. Both stated their arguments and were treated with some questioning by other some other famous people.

Michael Moores tweet https://twitter.com/mmflint/status/556914094406926336

Seth Rogens tweethttps://twitter.com/sethrogen/status/556890149674434560
My passion for movies probably starts with watching movies. The film industry really shows its magic with its finished project. Watching a movie is really where everything comes together and there are so many genres to chose from. You have an unlimited selection like if I wanna watch a comedy then boom I watch a comedy there are no limits on what I want to watch. I usually spend most of my money at the theater seeing one or two new movies a week. Movies never fail to bore me, I can always find something interesting about a movie no matter what movie it is

3.Due Date
 Due date stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis two of my favorite actors. This movie always makes me laugh and is one that will continue to make me laugh.

2. Dumb and Dumber 
Dumb and Dumber is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Its stupid but funny like really funny. Jim Carey just does an outstandingly stupid job as Loyd Christmas.

1.The Mighty Ducks 
Mighty Ducks is a childhood movie that I will always enjoy. Its got my favorite thing other than movies, Hockey.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What is the Criteria to Make the Greatest Movie Ever

What really makes the greatest movie ever? Is it the actors, directors, the story. There are many great movie but a few shine brighter than any others. You can look at many lists but on those lists three movies stand out always and are always in the top five Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Godfather. These movies are some of the greatest, but why are they considered the greatest. Maybe they're rated on how they did at the Oscars. Schindler's List was nominated for twelve Oscars and won seven Oscars. The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Oscars and won none. And The Godfather Nominated for eleven Oscars and only won three. Those are all very different outcomes, but still what makes them so great. I think it has to do with the director and the actors. 

First, let's talk about a director. Francis Ford Coppola directed The Godfather and really what would it be without Coppola and Marlon Brando (who plays the main character in the movie Don Vito Corleone). Coppola did an amazing job capturing the crime and drama of the Corleone family. I have only seen it twice but those times I have watched it, it's just breathtaking and stunning. It always keeps me on the edge of my seat. Now without Coppola, The Godfather would not be its perfect self it wouldn't even be the same movie. Coppola made this masterpiece and it’s something you can’t remake.

But still what about the acting, well both  The Shawshank Redemption and Schindler's List  both deliver great directing and acting but i really think that these two movies wouldn't be the same if it where for the actors. Three really stand out Liam Neeson for his role on Schindler's List, and Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman for their roles on The Shawshank Redemption. These movies wouldn't be the same without these actors, their roles in these movies where the most important roles ever in their career. So really what makes the greatest movies ever, well clearly the directors and the actors along with the stories is what make these movies some of the Greatest Movies Ever.  

Best Websites for the Greatest Movies Ever

IMDb  is the internet movie database and carries data about every movie and TV show ever created.
IMDb has multiple authors as anyone can give factual information about movies on their. Have a question about a movie, IMDb has every answer about that movie if its an actor ,director,where it was filmed, or just plain trivia on the movie. Any one who has an interest in movies or is curious about a movie can just go right there and figure it out.

Roger-Ebert is where you can find reviews on movies in the past or movies that premiered today. They usually rate movies on a 5 star system and if its 4-5 stars you know its a good movie. Roger Ebert wants to let you know why movies you should see and what not to see. Anyone who is debating to see a movie should go read his reviews.

Filmsite is written and edited by Tim Dirks. Filmsite shows you the best scenes in movies or best quotes in any movie. They also have a how to watch movies which gets you deeper inside the movie.
Filmsite basically just describes and shows you the best of the best in movies. Anyone who is interested in making movies would probably want to stop by here.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Do you like movies? So do I, I like movies so much that its my favorite pastime after school or during the weekend. I have always loved movies and been interested in directing a movie one day. I have spent countless hours watching movies ever since I was little kid. But I was always curious on how these movies were made, for instance Star Wars one of my favorite movies as a kid I wondered how they cast the right guy for Hon Solo or how they came up with the concept for space battles or creatures, or planets. The movie industry is magic different stories here and there, different characters being made up. I really got into movies a few years ago when i started to view them differently, instead of just pure entertainment I viewed them as a puzzle like how each part worked with next. But not all movie work like that some are just plain horrible and boring and I cant view it as something more than entertainment. It could be the cast or the plot really anything that dose not do much for the movie. I have to say that my inspiration for my love of movies has to be Christopher Nolan. His movies have always memorized me, especially Inception. Inception was just visually and mentally mind boggling as its visuals were stunning and acting just excellent it goes down as my favorite movie and really got me hooked onto the movie industry. I spend a lot of my time at my time at my local theater or local movie rental store always finding a new movie to watch. I think movies are more than a form of entertainment i think its a clear new way to get a message across to the viewer. I'm trying to answer how directors and the movie industry create these masterpieces by going through and viewing the best and the worst of all time. And that's a wrap.