From Page To Screen:  Movies Based On Novels

An excellent movie starts with an excellent script. What some viewers may not realize is that many movie screenplays are based on books. In order to produce a fantastic movie, the screenwriters must dial in to the key elements of the book, and then recreate the characters and scenes that readers loved. Making a book work as a movie can be a challenge, but there are several films that have been very successful.

"From Here to Eternity" is one of the most famous movies based on a book.Want more? Click < Read the rest of this entry »

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Horror Films That Will Keep You Awake

Horror Films That Will Keep You Awake

An effective horror film preys on its audience’s primal fears. As such, it can seep into their psyches, and its imagery can torment them late at night, when the world is at its spookiest. And perhaps no films accomplish these things with more finesse than “The Exorcist” (1973) and “The Sixth Sense” (1999).

Upon its release, “The Exorcist” elicited screams the world over. William Friedkin directed this religious chiller, based on a novel published Read the rest of this entry »

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Romantic Comedies To Watch With Your Best Girlfriends

Whether you are planning a big get together for a special event, or you instead are simply hoping to spend a night in with the girls, there are plenty of spectacular romantic comedies that are sure to set your hearts aflutter. From classic favorites like Pretty Woman and Sleepless in Seattle, to newer favorites including The Holiday and Crazy, Stupid, Love, you are bound to find a film to enjoy with your friends.

Throwing a movie party and staying up into the wee hours of the morning is great fun for everyone. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fun Family Comedies To Watch Together

On your next family movie night, watch these funny flicks to get everyone laughing.

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The 2007 reincarnation of the classic cartoon tells the story of a struggling songwriter and the trio of singing chipmunks that change his life.

The Parent Trap

This 1998 films stars a young Lindsay Lohan, who plays a set of identical twins raised separately. Hilarity ensues when the two meet at a summer camp and devise a plan to reunite their Read the rest of this entry »

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Alfred Hitchcock Classics Everyone Should See

“Rear Window” (1954) is about a wheelchair-bound man who spends a great deal of his time watching a married couple that lives across the street. He becomes convinced that the husband has murdered his wife, and attempts to convince the police.

“Vertigo” (1958) is widely acclaimed as a masterpiece. It is about a police detective who develops an obsession with a woman that he is following. The film was named the 1 movie of all time in the 2012 version of the prestigious Sight and Sound critics poll

“North by Northwest” (1959) is Read the rest of this entry »

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Movies With Awesome Special Effects Techniques

Even with the widespread usage of digital visual effects, most often seen in contemporary science fiction films like “Prometheus” and fantasy adventures like “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, there are still many motion pictures using man-made on-set special effects techniques.

“The Dark Knight Rises”

Director Christopher Nolan, of the entire Dark Knight trilogy, prides himself on making as many of the magical special effects illusions happen in front of the camera as possible. His final chapter to his three Batman films – “The Dark Knight Rises” was no different. That Read the rest of this entry »

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Besides Bond: Other Espionage Films To Watch

People often consider James Bond films to be the best espionage films around. However, there are several other spy films that are just as exciting and entertaining as the Bond films.

One great spy film series is the “Mission Impossible” series, which features Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, one of the world’s greatest spies. In each film, Hunt and his team of professionals must go on dangerous and seemingly impossible missions. The latest film in this series is called “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Movie Series’ Audiences Love

10. The Lord of the Rings – This film trilogy, based on the legendary books by JRR Tolkien, has continued to achieve success with “The Hobbit”.

9. Rocky – The saga of the Philadelphia club boxer who succeeds due to toughness and determination has thrilled audiences since 1976.

8. Pirates of the Carribean – Based on a Disney theme park ride, the swashbuckling series has become a big winner with audiences.

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Christmas Movies For The Family To Enjoy

The holidays are a time for family to reunite and reconnect, and Christmas is one of the best times to enjoy films as a family. Whether it’s bitter cold outside or you just want to see the sparkle in your children’s eyes, these movies won’t disappoint. It’s A Wonderful Life The younger ones might not enjoy the theme of this black-and-white movie as the main character George Bailey learns the true meaning of season and, perhaps, Directv New Mexico, life as well. It’s a heartwarming reminder that we all sometimes need. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer This iconic stop-motion film tell the story of a Rudolph, the famous reindeer whose nose made him stand out from the rest. Rudolph learns to accept himself and steps in to save the day. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town This is another classic that uses stop-motion techniques. You can reminisce over your childhood as your own kids see a fantastic tale about young Kris Kingle, who eventually becomes Santa, and how he gets his start. A Christmas Carol Pick any version of this story, and your family will be delighted. Scrooge opens his heart after visits from two Christmas spirits.

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