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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz is one of the greatest movies of all time.  Many young children watched this movie with their parents for the first time in 1939.

During this period of time, the film industries were making their deputies from the old black and white style to a life full of color.  This film includes the use of both technologies, displaying both black and white along with full color. The technology of the color cameras was on the break and movies as they knew them would never be the same.  The film being shot in full color was a mark of success.

The film was produced by MGM and is a comedy that includes a fantasy drama story line with a musical influence.  The film is based on a book written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum named The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  As the films actors included many stars of that era, it also included a little dog and singing midgets know as the Munchkins.

During the years of American culture have passed along this film stands as an American icon for popularity.  It is listed and ranked as one of the best ever films on many public …

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The Matrix Series

The Matrix -reviewIf you enjoy epic stories, intense action and character development, then it is likely that the Matrix movie series (including the Animatrix animated companion story collection) is one that continues to be an inspiration.

The setting is that of what appears to be our world, circa 1999 (the time of the film’s release) and revolves around the isolated life of Thomas Anderson, AKA “Neo played by Keanu Reeves, an employee of a major software and web design company. Neo is a mild mannered everyday guy by day, but an elite hacker by night who supplements his income by selling illegal programs of his own design to the fringe elements of the electronic underworld.

Neo is also trying to track the movements of a mysterious man known only as Morpheus played by Lawrence Fishburne, one of the most wanted men in the world, who he believes can answer the question gnawing at his soul: What is the Matrix? After a strange turn of events Neo is approached by Trinity, another elite hacker who gives him an opportunity to meet with Morpheus.

These events lead to Neo discovering the truth of his reality: it is a lie. The Matrix is in …

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12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men1This movie is a 1957 classic drama, written and co-produced by Reginald Rose

The film was completed in less than 3 weeks on a budget which is equivalent to almost 3 million dollars today.

12 Angry Men hit the 28th place in a list of 50 greatest movies played by John Fonda.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best director and best writing of adapted screenplay, but it did not win.

The movie tells the story of a jury made up of 12 men given the hard job to guilt or acquit a defendant based on the reasonable doubt.

The movie is 96 minutes long ant it’s filmed mostly in the jury room. Only 3 minutes of it are filmed outside of the court house.

The 6 days of a long and complex case of murder in the first degree is shortened up and the real action of the movie starts with the camera catching the serious faces of the jury members when the judge states the importance of the reasonable doubt judgment.

If there’s a reasonable doubt in your minds as to the guilt of the accused, reasonable doubt, then you must bring me a verdict of not

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Towing-1978“Towing” is a 1978 comedy filmed in Chicago, IL and for sure it’s not a boring movie. It’s full of chaos, but this doesn’t count at all when you see how much fun the actors have.
The movie was written and directed by Maura Smith and is her first movie. “It’s a low budget movie, made possible with an initial budget of $185.000. The movie was filmed in Days and the total cost of the movie with expenses that will need to be paid later, ended up being around $400.000. It took more than 6 months to find a distributor once the film was finished. When it was launched in the local cinemas around Chicago the film made $144.000 in the first week. “ said Maura Smith in an interview with Komono Tribune.

The main characters Jennifer Ashley in the role of Joan and Sue Lyon in the role of Lynn, employed in the night bar, decide to go against a local intrepid towing company when several cars parked by Jean, who is employed by the bar to park the costumers cars, are towed by a towing operator. It turns out that this towing operator is towing even legally parked …

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The Godfather

The GodfatherThe Godfather is one of the best American movies ever made. It is a touchstone of the cinema being one of the most widely imitated, quoted and lampooned movies of all times.

The movie is based on the book of Mario Puzzo:” The Godfather” wich is pulpier than the movie but, it does manage to express the power of the novel on which is based on. Realizing that the section two of the book will not fit into the movie Copola decided to incorporate it in part II of the film.

Mario Rezzo was the cowriter with Copolla for the screenplay.
The Grandfather was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and win for: the best Picture, best actor (Marlon Brando) and the best adaped screenplay
Francis Ford Copola deserves all the praise and awards this film have received over the years. Copola assembled a superb cast but also a talented crew. His main character Al Pacino and Brandon Marlo were the best choises he could have for the roles of Vito Corleone and Michael. The film accentuates the importance of the family both biologicall and professional.
This type of movie is very indicative of the times it was filmed for. The …

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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption was voted by 1.555.775 users of the famous website as the best movie of all times

This is a 1994 American drama movie, directed by Frank Darabont. It was adapted after the novella “ Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption” written by Steven King.

The story takes place in 1947 in Portland, Main. One of the main character, Andy Dufresne played by Tim Robbins is convicted for two life sentences for supposedly killing his wife and his lover. He is sent to the Shawshank State Penitentiary. Here he meets Elis” Red” Redding played by Morgan Freeman, also sentenced  for life in prison for murdering his wife by cutting the brakes on her car, causing her to die in an accident, his motive being a large life insurance policy settlement.

This is a story of two prisoners that bond over a number of year they spend in prison. The Shawshank Redemption was nominated for Oscar 7 times for best picture, best actor in a leading role, best sound, best film editing, best music and best written screenplay based on material previously produced or published.

In the  Laundry where Andy works, he is assaulted frequently times by prison …

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Best 50 kids movies of all times

best 50 kids movies

How do one decides wich is the top 50 best kids movies of all times? It’s one that keeps your child stuck to the couch after you push the play button, I think. There are so many good kids movies out there but I will pick the ones that are known and loved by all ages.

  1. Snow white
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. Pinocchio
  4. Dumbo
  5. Bambi
  6. Peter Pan
  7. 101 Dalmatians
  8. Mary Poppins
  9. The Jungle Book
  10. ET the Extra Terrestrial
  11. The NeverEnding Story
  12. The Little Mermaid
  13. Home Alone
  14. Beauty and the Beast
  15. Aladdin
  16. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  17. The Lion King
  18. The Santa Clause
  19. Babe
  20. Toy Story
  21. Harry Potter
  22. Monsters Inc
  23. Shrek
  24. Finding Nemo
  25. The Incredibles
  26. Cars
  27. Ratatouille
  28. Kung Fu Panda
  29. Wall E
  30. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  31. Coraline
  32. Fantastic Mr Fox
  33. Up
  34. How To Train Your Dragon
  35. Tangled
  36. Rango
  37. Despicable Me
  38. Frozen
  39. The LEGO Movie
  40. Big Hero
  41. Paddington
  42. Inside Out
  43. The Princess Bride
  44. Miracle on 34th Street
  45. Iron Giant
  46. The Black Stallion
  47. Cinderella
  48. March of the Penguins
  49. Old Yeller
  50. Winnie the Pooh






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Top 50 favorite TV shows of all time

best 50 TV shows

We can only have one favorite TV show to help us relax after a crappy day so what’s yours? People have different tastes when it comes to what they watch, but these 50 TV shows came out being the favorites of many people.

  1. Friends
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. The X-Files
  4. Game of Thrones
  5. Seinfeld
  6. The Sopranos
  7. I Love Lucy
  8. Mad Men
  9. The Simpsons
  10. The West Wing
  11. Sex and the City
  12. M*A*S*H
  13. Modern Family
  14. Lost
  15. Arrested Development
  16. The Twilight Zone
  17. 30 Rock
  18. The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  19. Twin Peaks
  20. House of Cards
  21. Will & Grace
  22. Cheers
  23. The Walking Dead
  24. The Big Bang Theory
  25. Orange Is the New Black
  26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  27. ER
  28. Six Feet Under
  29. The Wire
  30. The Office (U.S.)
  31. Parks and Recreation
  32. Sherlock (U.K.)
  33. South Park
  34. Star Trek
  35. Dexter
  36. Friday Night Lights
  37. All in the Family
  38. Frasier
  39. Happy Days
  40. Castle
  41. The Carol Burnett Show
  42. Downton Abbey
  43. Homeland
  44. Veep
  45. The Dick Van Dyke Show
  46. The Golden Girls
  47. Orphan Black
  48. Freaks and Geeks
  49. Gilmore Girls
  50. True Detective
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Top 50 Best movies of all time

Best 50 movies of all timesThe best 50 movies ever made

I was so excited to find out that there is a place where regular people like me can vote and comment on. This place is called the Internet Movies Database.  They put togheder a list of 250 best movies of all time. I took a look of the most popular 50 of them and watch all of them to better describe them for you. So here is my list fo 50 best movies of all times.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Godfather
  3. The Godfather: Part II
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. 12 Angry Men
  6. Pulp Fiction
  7.  Schindler’s List
  8. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  10. Fight Club
  11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  12. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  13. Forrest Gump
  14. Inception
  15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  16. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  17. Goodfellas
  18. The Matrix
  19. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  20. Seven Samurai
  21. City of God
  22. Se7en
  23. The Silence of the Lambs
  24. The Usual Suspects
  25. It’s a Wonderful Life
  26. Life Is Beautiful
  27. Léon: The Professional
  28. Once Upon a Time in the West
  29. Interstellar
  30. Saving
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