Posted on 23 June 2012.
Bathroom scenes have defined cinemas. They have changed the way we look at stars and movies. Some of them are pointless and are cut too short. The meaning could have been better and illustrated in a more thoughtful manner.
1. Dumb & Dumber:
Lloyd thought Harry was stealing the girl of his dreams. In order to prevent Harry from going on a date, Lloyd adds laxative to his tea. Harry ends up on a toilet, but problems arise when he enters a toilet that is broken. I thought the scene was a bit cheesy as it cut out the repercussions and the ending. How did Harry manage to get off the toilet? Remember the story revolved around 2 not so clever people.
2. Rat Race:
The scene where Cuba Gooding Jr. acts as bus driver was funny, but also awkward for those who are transgendered. The woman was asking Gooding Jr. about the broken toilet. When finding out that the woman was really a man, stereotypes and prejudices came into play.
3. Jurassic Park:
I really thought one scene on the toilet was a bit cheesy and scary at the same time. The lawyer was eaten when a Dinosaur broke down the outhouse where he was doing his business. The outhouse was made of straws. Why would anyone put a washroom made of straws where dinosaurs can invade? This was in fact an amusement park with cloned dinosaurs. Did they forget to calculate risks?
Disgusting, gross, weird scene! Renton dives into the toilet bowl that could be deemed the worst in the world. The scene was based on 1973 novel Gravity’s Rainbow.
5. Snakes on the Plane:
Snakes in enclosed areas are a scary thought. There were two bathroom scenes in this film that were cheesy and horrifying at the same time. It made you wince and laugh as the snake latches itself on a woman’s tit and on dude’s junk.
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Posted on 16 March 2011.
Snakes, a venomous reptile which has caused several disturbances to the human society for ages, have made appearances in several Hollywood movies. If you are in search for a movie that assures a spine chilling effect, snake movies are for you. Snake movies, which have always portrayed some of the deadliest serpents, are not only popular for their thrilling effect, but also for their technical aspects. The camera works, and also the shooting location of these movies are worth a watch. Snake has made several negative impacts on the lives of human beings since Satan entered the Garden of Eden. And most of the snake movies show mankind’s triumph on snake. The deadliest snakes get killed by the protagonists of the movie- something that gives the audiences some kind of relief at the end. And this mental satisfaction that people experience at the climax of the movie also reduces their fear of snake to some extent. This sense of victory and deep sigh of relief are some of the popular experiences of snake movies. If you are interested to see some of them, you may check out the list of top ten snake movies.
Anaconda is undoubtedly the best snake movies of all times. The script of the movie and acting skills of every actor has taken the movie to great height. The setting of the film has added to the acting skills and technical brilliance of the entire movie. Though the entire movie has several praiseworthy moments, the death scene at the end deserves special mention.
2. Snake On A Plane
Snakes on a Plane has received a widespread popularity among the audiences and garnered huge success in the box office. Apart from the presence of hundreds of snakes in the movie, Samuel L. Jackson’s work is also known to be a reason behind the grand success of the movie.
3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Though the film does not have snakes in all part, the brilliant way of introducing snakes in different sections of the movie makes it a must watch. The scenes that involved the cobras and Indy have received an unforgettable place in the hearts of people.
4. Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid
Directed by Dwight H. Little, the sequel of the film Anaconda has also received success in the box office. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid is a horror thriller movie which rotates around the lives of a group of explorer searching for one sacred flower which will give human beings healthier and longer life. It is during their forest expedition that they will have to face tough challenges from the giant snake Anaconda.
When it is about snake movies, Python deserves special mention. The horror movie, which was actually made for airing in television, has grabbed the attention of people of different age groups. Wil Wheaton and Jenny McCary showcased excellent performance in the movie.
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Posted on 21 August 2010.
People in horror films are usually quite stupid- they practically walk into the killer’s arms and ask to be bludgeoned to death. If you ever find yourself caught in a horror movie, keep the following tips in mind-
1. Keep Checking
If a man with a mask is chasing you and you are lucky enough to get into your car in time, take some time to turn around and run your eyes over the back seat. Then do it again- just to be sure. Also, if you have a feeling that somebody is hiding in the boot, find a sharp enough weapon to puncture it because what’s the point of opening it normally?
If you are hiding under the bed or in a closet, try not to keep peeking through the cracks every two minutes. Once you are sure that the killer has left the building, you should check your surroundings carefully and run your hand over the ground.
If you cannot find a knife and you are sure that your lipstick will not work, run as fast as you can. Do not be silly enough to think that you will outrun the monster, though. No matter how fast you run on the treadmill in the gym and even if the monster is only strolling towards you, it will catch up with you sooner than you think. But still- keep running.
4. Don’t Be Excessively Brave
If you walk by a deserted building whose entrance is smeared with blood and you hear somebody crying out, do not take it upon yourself to save them. You will get killed.
5. Stay Away From the Undead
Sometimes pets and family members come back from the dead in horror movies. If you own such a pet or are knew the relative, don’t even think of going towards them. They won’t really care who you are as long as you have some meat on your bones that they can chew on.
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Posted on 17 May 2010.
Here is our unique list of the largest cinema halls across the US. Because these cinema halls are large, they are also very comfortable. The auditoriums are largest, the concession stands are large- even their restrooms are large!
1. AMC Empire 25
This cinema hall is among the largest in Manhattan. The exterior of the theater is flashy and merges with the bright and glamorous surroundings. AMC Empire 25 has about 25 screens and showcases all the popular movies as and when they release. The seating is extremely comfortable, even for those who sit in the front row.
2. AMC Loews Kips Bay 15
AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 is not only among the largest but also one of the most beautiful movie theaters. The lobby of the cinema hall resembles that of a palace and the murals on the wall are movie-themed and absolutely stunning. It showcases a wide variety of movies and is extremely spacious. However, it has been noticed that it tends to get very quiet, which is why people tend to avoid it.
3. AMC Lincoln Square 13
This cinema hall has murals of those New York cinemas that existed in the past and therefore, makes the entire experience very nostalgic. Unlike other movie halls which assign numbers to each auditorium, this cinema hall allots cinema namesakes and the main lobby has been designed with a retro theme. This cinema hall is among the most comfortable and modern cinema halls.
4. BAM Rose Cinemas
The BAM Rose cinema hall was founded in 1998 and its structure and architecture is similar to that of an opera hall. The entryway is vast and the ceilings are extremely high. What’s more, even the wooden banisters are massive! This movie theater is extremely popular amongst actors, screenwriters and directors.
5. City Cinemas Angelika Film Center
The Angelika Film Center showcases some of the best and most popular independent films in the United States. The main lobby is large and holds the Angelika Café which is beautiful and trendy.
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Posted on 29 August 2009.
It is often believed and been proven that movie sequels are never as good as the first movie in the series. But there are many which have proven this adage to be wrong. Here is our list of the best and most successful movie sequels of all times.
1. James Bond Series
22 Films so far
Ian Fleming never visualized that his hero of MI5 would become such an enduring icon. Played by such diverse performers as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, James Bond has continued to enthral the masses with his dramatic escapades and his beautiful heroines. These films have been the highest grossing film series ever.
2. The Godfather
The Godfather – The Godfather Part I – The Godfather Part II
Though the second and third films of this sequel did not achieve the immortality of the first film starring Marlon Brando, yet all three films were box office hits. The Godfather (the first film) has frequently been rated as one of the best films ever made. The films cover the life story of the Corleone family and have superlatives performances from star such as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino .
3. Batman Series
Batman Begins – Batman Returns – The Dark Knight
Many Batman movies have been made, but this trilogy are ones which have made a worldwide impact. Dark Knight has been one of the biggest grosser of this decade, and the dark brooding tone of the films, seems to have set the tone for superhero films for the coming years.
4. Star Wars Series
6 Films so far
Any talk about movie sequels is incomplete without the Star Wars trilogy. Darth Vader, Yoda and The Force have become legends, and each film has gone on to become an enduring science fiction classic. They have now become a pop culture phenomenon and have spawned a further trilogy of the series, released sixteen years after the first one.
5. Harry Potter series
6 Films so far
21st Century’s most popular series, it has been among the highest grossing sequels. Based on the very popular books by J.K.Rowling, every film in this sequel has been eagerly awaited and watched by children and adults alike. So far six of the books have been converted into excellent films.
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Posted on 30 June 2009.
Most Top -10 lists are subjective in nature – choices are dependent on the writer’s environment and biases. Film Directors from all over the world have been included in this list, but there may be some who are well-known in their country, but have not achieved International fame.
1. Federico Fellini
One of the most revered and influential film directors of our century, Fellini combined dreams and desires and fantasy in his films, and gave us such unforgettable films as La Dolce Vita among others. A gifted caricaturist, often his drawings and films drew inspiration from each other.
2. Satyajit Ray
Regarded by many as India’s greatest film director, Satyajit Ray was a prodigiously talented man. He was a writer of children’s stories, a painter, a graphic designer and film critic. His first film Pather Panchali won him various International awards and acclaim. He directed, scripted, casted, cinematographed and did the publicity for all his films himself.
3. Steven Spielberg
Listed by many as the most influential and powerful figure in the motion picture industry, Spielberg’s films have covered variable themes and genres. Ranging from Sci-fi and adventure films in the initial stages, he has gone on to cover subjects such as slavery, Holocaust and war and terrorism. One of the most successful film makers of all times, his films have broken box-office records frequently.
4. Alfred Hitchcock
There is probably no other film director who has mastered the field of suspense and psychological thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock. In a career spanning 60 years, he has directed films like Psycho, Vertigo, The Man Who Knew Too Much. He was a pioneer in the use of various camera sequences, and there were many who learnt a lot from his style of direction.
5. Cecil B DeMille
In the genre of vast canvases and flamboyance, there were few who could match Cecil B.DeMille’s vision. Spectacular set pieces were his trademark and his filming of the parting of the Red Sea in “the Ten Commandments” was one such example. He had his finger on the pulse of the audience and he gave them such great films such as the Greatest Show on Earth, Samson and Delilah, among others.
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