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The Monuments Men

The film is based on a documentary book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. It is all about the greatest treasure hunt in history. Events unfold in the years of World War II, when Adolf Hitler came to power. He visited Italy and was just amazed at the beauty of this city. Perhaps at this time he decided to assemble the largest collection of art objects. Whatever it was, his art critics were secretly conducting an inventory of museum treasures from various European cities. Well, everyone knows about what happened to these values ??in the future: the agents of the Third Reich did not disregard any museum or private collection.

However, The Monuments Men (2014) movie tells not about them, but the heroes of the war who are rarely mentioned in history books. This is the story of the art critics who voluntarily put on uniforms to move with the army often being on the front line to save the works of Rubens and Vermeer, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. The search for these treasures demanded from them not only courage, but also exceptional detective abilities. That is why the film based on the documentary book (very wittily written), turned out to be more fascinating than any thriller. Great cast, interesting directorial finds, beautiful camera work – this is something that is worth watching. It is one of the most important productions proposed in 2014. And it’s not just the artistic merits of the movie. It brings us back to one of the most important topics about which lately is not often remembered and used to say quite rare. Well, the story about courage – this is true in any era.

The Monuments Men is based on true events about the greatest worldwide hunt for precious treasures in the whole history. In those days when there was a severe war, some people who were engaged in a variety of art and artifacts would come together in a few groups in order to save at least something. For example, works of art of the greatest painters that somehow were stolen by the Nazis and the best part was specifically destroyed, but not all objects of art were destroyed, and before the Nazis have time to destroy them, they need to hurry. A small group of people need to have time and patience to find and to pick up all the expensive artifacts as quickly as possible.

George Clooney has left only the most famous masters: Michelangelo, Picasso, Rembrandt – in short, only recognizable “brands”. Clooney’s art critics behave as if they are not scientists, but enthusiastic amateurs: we won’t hear any curious and original thinking about the art. And when you consider that Clooney caricatured the stereotypes concerning his nationality in each character, it becomes clear that the film in front of us is intended to be a hit of the movie world. No more and no less.

Starred Up

One day the main character of Starred Up movie gets in custody not even trying to fight for liberation, but why? Maybe he knows that no one will rescue him? Or does he really feel guilty? The man was accused in the death of some of his close friends, but he is confident and knows that all this is just a coincidence. But now it does not matter, because he does not care where to live now – in prison or at liberty, because he has no close friends, they all died. The guy is serving his time in jail, but in the meantime he may rethink his whole life and make plans for the future. All of this will only be in the case if he successfully leaves the walls of the prison and be able to achieve something. At the moment, our hero can only remember some of the moments of his life, as well as condemn himself for not being able to help the ones he loved.

Starred Up Trailer tends to be promising that the film will be very interesting, with a complex plot. The movie tells the story of a teenager who went to jail and became friends with a man who turned to be his father. Young Eric was able to develop a good interaction with the corrupt British police. However, this does not save him from falling into a real prison where he first encounters with his father. Because of its unbalanced and ill nature, instead of a youth custody center young offender Eric gets in the same prison with his father Neville. A volunteer psychotherapist Oliver who sees great potential in the guy helps Eric to avoid conflict with the security and cellmates here. While cultivating his own abilities, Eric comes to the conclusion that he should forgive his father until it was too late… It is definitely an interesting look at the English prison and the former street kids in it…

The World premiere of the British drama was held on September 9, 2013 in Canada as a part of the film festival in Toronto. Then the film was released in France on December 15, 2013, and it will be released in UK theaters in March, 2014. Starred Up was directed by David Mackenzie, produced by James Atherton, Katherine Butler, Sam Lavender, Jan Pace, Peter Hampden and Gillian Berrie, and stars Jack O’Connell, Peter Ferdinando, David Ajala, Sam Spruell, Anthony Welsh, Ben Mendelsohn, Ashley Chin, David Avery, Rupert Friend, Sian Breckin, Raphael Sowole, Gilly Gilchrist.

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Mr Peabody and Sherman

This year, we get the chance to watch one of the funniest animations ever. From the director of the absolutely amazing The Lion King, the new comedy Mr Peabody and Sherman is going to make us laugh like no other animated film did.

Mr. Peabody is a dog father, who besides parenting his little adopted son, has to do a bunch of other things. Being the most extraordinary dog of the planet, Peabody creates an awesome time machine. He names it WABAC and together with his little son, they get involved in different adventures related to the history of our world. Starting with the history of art and ending up with the fearless stories about the courageous Trojans, this movie brings it all out.

Sherman is the little restless kid, who is going to make us laugh really hard. His feelings for a cute classmate named Penny Peterson will make him reveal the secret of the WABAC machine. Together with Penny, they will travel in time and there is going to happen something that’s totally wrong and not okay. So now, the amazing dog father will travel back in time, in order to repair the damages that were done to the past. Saving the future will be his main goal and of course, he will achieve it.

Next to the amazing narration of our history, we get to see so much fun stuff going on. There is ridiculous stuff going on in the Ancient Egypt and there is so much fun during the creation of Giaconda, by Leonardo Da Vinci. Mr. Peabody may be the one who made Mona Lisa smile. Imagine how he can make us laugh. This is why Mr. Peabody & Sherman is proclaimed by many critics “The Dog Father of all Comedies”.

 In March, we have the opportunity to witness the incredible adventures of Mr. Peabody. Do not miss the chance of learning the history in the funniest possible way. You will simply fall in love with these cute characters and their stories. Meet the extraordinary dog – watch the father of all the comedies Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by MHD | Leave a Comment (1)
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First off, I’d like to wish all of our visitors a Happy Valentine‘s Day! I hope that everyone was able to snuggle up with their favorite romantic movie, book, comic, television show, or video game (they make romantic video games, right?). I’m excited to be able to bring you a new giveaway from the fine folks at Warner Bros.!

Keep reading to learn how you can win one of these great DVDs:

  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine
  • Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
  • Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
  • Elmo Loves You
  • Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
  • Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Great titles for the whole family! Take the Who is Your Cartoon Crush? Quiz, then post the answer in our comments for your chance to win!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Entering to win is very easy! Just post a comment on this Giveaway post with who you got as your Cartoon Crush! This will give you one random entry into the contest. But wait, you can get as many as four other entries to better your chances at winning a DVD from the list above!

  • You can get an extra entry into the contest by also telling us your favorite romantic movie (cartoon or live action) in your comment on this article.
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One lucky entry will get a random title from the above list of movies. Thanks for reading and good luck winning! And here are some Love Recipes that you can download for free. Enjoy!

DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from the US and Canada. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes have been provided by Warner Bros. A winner will be chosen on February 25th, 2014. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Posted on February 16th, 2014 by MHD | Leave a Comment (8)
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Devils Due

The New Year has begun and it is going to be full of interesting, chilling and promising movies. Co-directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are glad to present their new work in horror genre; this movie has plenty of mysterious and terrifying scenes which will chill the audience to the bone. The movie from 20th Century Fox Company will hit the US theatres this January. The directors gathered all needed elements to make a high quality horror movie and also add some fresh ideas and their own look. The audience will definitely see the difference from other horror films. The newest movie’s Devil’s Due trailer is already available and the true horror fans will surely enjoy it.

The plot tells a life story of young couple, they are some much in love and are preparing for their wedding at the moment. Zach and Samantha, the main characters, played by Allison Miller and Zach Gilford, live a worry free life full of romance and laughs. And what could go wrong? They have an amazing wedding ceremony, being surrounded by the closest friends and after the event the happy newlyweds head abroad to spend their unforgettable honeymoon there. Zach has a habit to film everything what is going on around and he recorded their wedding and plans to shoot the honeymoon to keep the best memories fresh. The honeymoon is going just well and one evening Sam and Zach find a strange club and decide to spend the night there. The night was great, full of drinks, smiles and dances. But when the morning comes, both of them have no idea what happened last night and how they got back to their apartment.

After the couple comes back home, Sam suddenly finds out that she is having a baby, she is shocked because Sam is sure that they are always using the protection. The young family is thrilled by becoming the parents and starts to prepare the house for a baby. Zach records every moment how they tell their parents about the grandchild and how decorate the nursing room. While filming all these memorable moments, Zach starts to see the changing in Sam’s attitude. Strange noises, moving objects and frightful shadows begin to terror the couple. So what will happen next?

To promote the new horror movie, the movie makers created a kind of creepy promotion, they named it Devil Baby. A baby carriage with crying newborn was placed on the streets of New York City. The left alone carriage attracted lots of attention and people were getting closer to check on the baby and then…Check this chilling prank on the video resources.

Do not miss the terrifying and mysterious movie, watch the fairytale gone wrong. The horror film hits the theaters from 17th of January, 2014.

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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We’ve already covered 5 books that should Hollywood should bring to the big screen. However, it’s not enough because the literary world has published some of the most compelling stories ever told. There are always rumors of a popular book’s copyright being bought by Hollywood. Instead of letting the news sit in the rumor mill for too long, I say they carry out the idea and let the actors bring to life our much loved literary characters.

Below are more books that should definitely be turned into movies:

The Dark Tower (series) by Stephen King
There’s a reason why King makes this list twice, and that reason is because he’s the king of horror. No one can weave a more terrifying story than Kig does. With The Dark Tower, he takes it a whole different level with 8 books comprising this series. It’s about a gun slinger and his physical and metaphysical journey towards a tower. There are talks about a movie but nothing is made concrete.

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Curious how there’s very few movies based on Vonnegut’s works. He’s one of the best writers who ever lived, and his stories are always interesting and witty. Cat’s Cradle has the elements of apocalyptic suspense and dry humor that will be reminiscent of the classic Shaun of the Dead. Leonardo di Caprio apparently wants to make this movie, but that was 2005 and there were no news since.

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The movie Simon Birch is loosely based on Irving’s classic, but there’s still a need for this movie to reach the big screen. The rich story of friendship, love, and self-acceptance gives heart and character to this book. Hollywood is in desperate need of more movies with heart, and they can start with this book if they want one.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Probably one of the greatest tragedy, we may never get to see Salinger’s timeless piece be adapted into a movie. When he was alive, he refused every movie deal and made sure that it won’t be made into a movie even after his death. Holden Caulfield is one of the most iconic characters in fiction, and it’s a shame that we will never see him in the big screen.

About the author: Kylie Prescott is a Journalism student who watches too many movies to kill time. You can contact her on Google+ or via www.essayontime.com

Most people love watching movies to relax and unwind. And there are lots of parents who want their children to watch animation movies because of their moral lessons. Here are some of the best animation movies that children must watch. It is good for the heart for both kids and kids-at-heart.

FAMILY

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Finding Nemo (2003)
This is a stunning underwater adventure of an overly protected father clownfish named Martin who is looking for his son, Nemo. They become separated in the ocean when Nemo is unexpectedly taken by a diver and dumped into a fish tank. Like any father will do, Martin embarks on a dangerous journey to rescue his son and return home safely. Finding Nemo is a movie with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion. This father-and-son-relationship movie will teach children to obey their parents. It is also a must-watch film for every parents as well, for this movie will also gives every parents an idea to let their children explore and to give them a little freedom.

Frozen

Frozen (2013)
Different from the typical boy meets girl story of Disney movies. Frozen is about sibling relationship. When a prophecy traps a kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter because of the Snow Queen’s (named Elsa) icy spell, her fearless optimist sister Anna sets off an epic journey to find her and stop the spell. Teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff with his sidekick reindeer Sven, they battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. Frozen is a nice movie for kids because of the story and humor. Also, they will surely love the snowman who wants to experience summer.

FRIENDSHIP

ToyStory

Toys Story (1995)
Known as the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer, Toy Story focused mainly about friendship. Woody, a pull-string cowboy toy thinks that he is Andy’s (a wide-eyed youngster owner) number one toy. But his supremacy is challenged by a space-ranger action figure who named Buzz Lightyear who thinks that he is real and not a plaything. The rivalry of Woody and Buzz turned into friendship when they are threatened to turned into hideous mutants by a nasty next-door neighbor kid named Sid. This animation film will surely give your kids a good time watching an action movie with a great moral lesson. This movie will also teach children on how to appreciate their toys. Toy Story 2 and 3 are as good as this first movie as well.

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Monsters, Inc. (2001)
This story is about how monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children. Monsters, Inc. is a scream processing factory where blue-furred behemoth James “Sully” Sullivan and his one-eyed assistant Mike Wazowzki are employed. These monsters are lurking under beds and closets to scare children. But monsters are also terribly afraid of being contaminated by children. Top scarer Sully with his assistant find their world disrupted when they are followed back into the monster world by a very unafraid little girl named Boo. Monsters, Inc. is also a movie about friendship. Of how these monsters became friends with this little girl.

ENVIRONMENT

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)
This movie is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. Lorax is a grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. He must be find by a 12-year-old boy searching for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. This animated adventure is not only for kids and kids-at-heart but for everyone. For Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will help us realize the importance of nature. This will teach us appreciate and protect our environment.

CHASING DREAMS

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Up (2009)
Carl Fredricksen is a 78-year-old retired balloon salesman who longed to wander to the lost world (South America) of his childhood dreams in his entire life. He is ready for his last chance to fulfill his lifelong dream. One day, he shocked his neighbors by tying thousands of balloons to his house. But Carl is not alone in this high-flying excitement journey because an overeager 8-year-old wilderness explorer Russell is on his front porch. As the house touches down on the world’s second largest continent, the duo meet fantastic friends. Then, Carl realizes what true adventure means. Up is an animation movie that will teach you on chasing your dreams and to appreciate people around you. It is really a good movie to watch!

About the author: This article is written by Dawn Atkins, a college student who loves watching movies. She is dreaming to be a stage actor someday. Aside from acting, she also loves writing at au.essayontime.com and traveling. Follow her Google+.
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