Out To Get You: The Universal Studios Monsters

June 25th, 2013 by admin

Military films have always been popular with moviegoers who are interested in history as well as entertainment. Many films have been made that glamorize or inaccurately portray scenes of war, more here, but there are a few films that show the realistic side of war. Schindler’s List is one of the most memorable World War II movies in recent history. It shows a startlingly realistic view of World War II and focuses on the concentration camps and the treatment endured by Jewish people during the war. The film was produced in black and white, which accentuates the stark contrast between the way the soldiers and upper level military men lived their lives and the day to day existence of the men, women and children being held in concentration camps. Saving Private Ryan is another recent military film that shows the battle and combat side of World War II, as well as the emotional toll that war has on a soldier and his family. It gives the viewer an idea of the daily life of a combat soldier and the elements of exposure – weather, injury, and death. It also shows the bond formed between fellow soldiers and the alliance they have with each other and to their country.

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Is “Citizen Kane” The Best American Film Of All?

June 23rd, 2013 by admin

Though released several decades ago, “Citizen Kane” is still often cited as the best American movie of all time. Even though it would seem that at least one of the hundreds of thousands of movies that have been released since would take the crown, the excellence of “Citizen Kane” remains unsurpassed.

That is not to say that there haven’t been some strong challengers. For some, “The Godfather” is considered better than “Citizen Kane.” Both movies tell epic stories, with fascinating characters and terrific performances. Since “The Godfather” is a much more Read the rest of this entry »

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The Cinema Of Stephen King, Master Of The Macabre

June 22nd, 2013 by admin

Since his first novel in 1973, Stephen King has authored fifty novels and nearly two hundred short stories. Several of his written works have been turned into novels.

Some of these movies have been more highly acclaimed than others. For example, the 1980 film “The Shining”, based on the 1977 novel of the same name, is a staple for horror film buffs. Other movies like “Graveyard Shift”, released in 1990 and based on the 1978 short story of the same name, have had Read the rest of this entry »

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“Saturday Night Live”: A Springboard For Movie Greatness?

June 19th, 2013 by admin

Appearing on the hit NBC comedy show “Saturday Night Live” has often served as a launching pad for a highly successful career in the movies, but that has not always the case. Quite often the comedians that are most popular on the show have the least successful outings on the big screen.

Possibly the biggest film stars to come out of the popular sketch comedy show are Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler. Murphy got off to a great start Read the rest of this entry »

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The Most Realistic World War II Films

June 17th, 2013 by admin

Military films have always been popular with moviegoers who are interested in history as well as entertainment. Many films have been made that glamorize or inaccurately portray scenes of war, but there are a few films that show the realistic side of war.

Schindler’s List is one of the most memorable World War II movies in recent history. It shows a startlingly realistic view of World War II and focuses on the concentration camps and the treatment endured by Read the rest of this entry »

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