Natalie Portman Suffers for Her Art in Ballet Shoes

Black Swan is filmed in parts on a hand held camera, with Natalie Portman playing the driven Nina Sayers a ballerina with a split personality, locked in a struggle to find her passion in order to play the dual lead in a New York production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, the film explores the darker aspects of the human psychology, ego, ambition and self harm. The original Swan Lake is thought to have been composed between 1875/6, based on Russian folk tales (such as ‘The White Duck’) and ancient German stories.

Coen Brothers’ True Grit Starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin Movie Review

True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Haile Steinfeld was one of the top movies of 2010 and one of the top Western films in recent memory. Directed by the exceptional screenplay specialist Coen Brothers this film proves to be one of their best.

What Will the TV Set of the Future Be?

Do you know that first ever TV sets were electromechanical and featured a motor, a spinning disc and a neon lamp that projected a little blurry picture? A number of discoveries in the fourth quarter of the 19th century lead to finally some television sets being prototyped in the late 1920’s. This was further followed with a transmission of a television signal.

5 Reasons Why the Spider Man Reboot Will Suck

Back in early 2010, Sony announced to the world that Sam Raimi would no longer be part of the next Spider Man. Not only that but they also announced that they are rebooting the entire thing. Out of all the imbecilic things Sony has done throughout the years, this definitely hits their top ten list. So speaking of top ten list, I came up with one of my own explaining why the new Spider Man won’t even be worth the watch.

Career Options for Actors, and Keeping Sharp While You Wait

There is a common misconception that there are not a lot of job opportunities out there for actors. The reality is that there are many different directions a person can go with their acting career. Television, movies and theater represent only a small portion of the jobs out there for an actor. If a person is serious about acting and not only in it for the fame and fortune, then they have many chances to find a great job in other areas.

Things To Consider Before Hiring A Video Maker

I am so sure that most of the people do not think before hiring a video maker or if they think something, it is just the quality that the video maker if offering. I do not say that quality and graphics that the video maker is offering should be ignore, after all you all paying for it and what you want is best. So check the old samples of the video maker that either they are according to your desired standard or not.

Brief Encyclopedia of Israeli Films

This article provides a summery of the history of Israeli cinematography as well as classification of the different and unique genres of the Israeli movie industry. The history of cinema in Israel is very interesting. Films were produced since 1948 after political stability in the country. Most movies have been produced in Hebrew language. Yet they have been successfully shown in international movie festivals with subtitles in English.

The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

Sports movies have turned from classic to laughable. Even before the movie starts, you already had an idea of what was bound to happen. Underdogs coming back from their lowest points to recover and become a champion with the help of a certain figure – it’s almost text book.

11 Indie Movies to Watch Out for in ’11

Everybody knows the big Hollywood movies scheduled to release this year. We all know what blockbusters will be lighting up the box office and hitting our theaters. However, all too often, some of the best movies of the years are the ones we never hear about. The ones that aren’t big Hollywood releases and don’t receive the publicity that your ‘Transformers’ or ‘X-Men’ receive. Thus, today I’d like to turn the attention to indie movies. Here is a list of 11 independent films that should be good and are worth watching out for in 2011.

The Survivor Reality Television Show’s Twists Over Time

Long-time viewers of the popular reality television show Survivor have seen the game change over the past 10 years. The game has evolved from a television show with two tribes, a merge, and people getting voted off every three days, to a game with immunity idols, tribal shuffles, and the new Redemption Island. Twists have evolved over the course of the game.

Cinematic Styles of the French New Wave

Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese and Wong Kar Wai are only some of the contemporary filmmakers whose works are said to have been influenced by the French New Wave or La Nouvelle Vogue. The artistic movement, which was at its peak between 1958 and 1964, began to form when critics for the film magazine Cahiers du Cinema formulated a set of concepts they believed should be expressed in motion pictures. The Cahiers writers favored mise-en-scene to the classical montage-style filmmaking.

Satellite Internet Helps Rural Americans Watch TV and Movies Online

Watching TV and movies is one of the most common forms of entertainment in America, and accessing that form of entertainment is so easy for most Americans that they never even realize that in some parts of the country, it’s quite difficult to do. In less urban areas, many Americans are unable to get cable TV because they live outside of an area that is served by several customers, and it’s simply too expensive to extend cables to rural areas that lack enough customers. Moreover, many people don’t want to pay the big monthly fees associated with satellite TV service, so these households simply don’t have access to more than 3 or 4 basic channels, depending on which ones the antenna on their TV is able to pick up. In most of these rural areas, the towns are so small that there aren’t enough residents to support a video rental store, and even if their town has a tiny rental store, it’s usually filled with old movies that most residents have seen over and over.