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Zac Efron Stars In 17 Again On Directv Ppv Cinema

Now available on Satellite TV Pay Per View Cinema, the same day its released on DVD, is the teen comedy 17 Again, starring heartthrob Zac Efron.

In the movie, Efron plays Mike O’Donell, a high school basketball star who seems to have everything a college scholarship, popularity, and a beautiful girlfriend. But all of that changes when his girlfriend Scarlett reveals that shes pregnant. Suddenly all of Mikes aspirations are dashed and we fast forward twenty years later. Mike (now played by Matthew Perry) and Scarlett (Leslie Mann) are separated, and Mike is living with his software genius nerd best friend Ned (Thomas Lennon). We also learn that Mikes relationship with his own teenaged children is nonexistent, and his job is at a standstill. Praying for a change after he is passed up for a promotion, Mike meets a mysterious janitor who transforms him back to his glory days and suddenly Mike is 17 (and played by Zac Efron) again.

Posing as a new student named Mark, Mike infiltrates his childrens school and learns things about them that he never knew. He also visits an unsuspecting Scarlett and rediscovers all the things that initially made him fall in love with her. Of course it should come as little surprise to anyone who watches movies that Mike will eventually learn some things about himself that will make him a better husband, a better father, and appreciate life as he never did before.

I saw this movie initially when it was released to theaters in April and I remember thinking Cute, but I could have waited for DVD. Its chock-full of the stereotypes that weve come to expect in these teen comedies (the jock bully, the trio of cheerleader temptresses, the final showdown at the basketball game with that one chance to make the winning basket), but it still works, mostly due to Efrons charms. Now that he is stepping outside of the Disney mold, Efron is proving himself to be much more than just a pretty face. He shows some surprising dramatic chops here (most notably during the speech he gives to a judge in a courtroom at the end) and I think he has a long career ahead of him as an actor in more serious roles. Leslie Mann is somewhat underused, but she is still good here, and I always appreciate seeing her in comedies (she also appeared in The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and this summer’s Funny People.)

I think Efron fans will be tempted to give this five stars before they even see it, but if other people give it a chance they will see there is a little more than meets the eye in Efrons talent. 17 Again had heart and it wasnt crass, and I think its a movie the whole family can enjoy. Sometimes a little sugary sweetness is actually kind of endearing.

By: Frank Bilotta

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Home cinema systems and their rise in popularity

In the not too distant past, watching a film was a proper social activity, with the only possible way of doing so being to actually go to the cinema. However with the introduction of technology that is constantly being developed, it seemed inevitable that this would not remain the same.

Firstly, there were VCRs, yes that’s right, though they are obsolete now there once was a time when these were the height of technology and allowed consumers to rent, buy or even record films and view them in the comfort of their own homes. Then followed DVD players – these gave us better quality and eliminated the hassle of rewinding and fast forwarding and it was good, but it seemed there were still factors missing if you were to truly replicate the -cinema experience’.

The huge screens provided at the cinema were undeniably an essential factor in the experience, and certainly the TVs available when VCRs were around would have paled in comparison. Not only did the TVs have smaller screens but the speakers were also of poor quality and issues with the screen sizes and aspect ratios also proved to be problematic.

Nevertheless, all of this outdated technology, though left behind, has proved to be an essential stepping-stone for what was to follow, the home cinema. Yes, it seems that now the technology is available, more and more people are opting for the home cinema experience, transforming their living rooms into movie theatres. Watching films at home does seem to have its advantages; for instance, it’s often quieter and more convenient than going to actual theatre. So, what do you need to set up your home cinema system?

1)Though it may seems obvious, a good starting point is a large television. When you see a film in a theatre the screen envelops your field of view, allowing you to become completely emerged in the film. A TV with a big screen will help to imitate this. 2)Having a high quality telly is also essential. At the cinema we are always presented with huge high definition images, the detail and clarity allows for a greater sense of realism. Also, if a large screen provides low quality images it will accentuate the poor quality of the picture. 3)Finally, we come to the sound side of the system. Although it may not seem like it is of great importance, in actual fact a good sound system can really help to bring a film to life. When watching a film at the cinema,, the sound propagates from numerous places. The music, sound effects and dialogue do not just come from the screen but completely surround you. Surround sound and surround panning can really put you -inside’ the movie by creating a 3 dimensional soundscape.

If you’re looking for a new TV to start your home cinema with, why not try looking online for Panasonic LCD TVs and Samsung LCD TVs?

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Venezia E La Festa Del Cinema

Quest’anno, 2013, il festival del Cinema di Venezia festeggia la sua settantesima edizione, con un programma ricco di sorprese e proiezioni affascinanti.
La presentazione stata fatta in grande stile considerata la ricorrenza, con la direzione sapiente di Andrea Barbera.
Tra le novit pi importanti di questa edizione, che vedr Bernardo Bertolucci presidente della giuria per i film nella categoria In concorso, c quella che si chiama Venezia 70 Future Reloaded.
Gli addetti ai lavori hanno chiesto a 70 registi di tutto il mondo di realizzare un cortometraggio tra i 60 e i 90 secondi, in totale libert creativa. Tali cortometraggi saranno poi proiettati durante la mostra e resi disponibili in rete a competizione conclusa.
I generi che saranno presenti alla Mostra spaziano dallhorror (come la produzione australiana di Wolf Creek 2) al documentario, dal film danimazione (uno su tutti, Kaze Tachinu di Miyazaki) al 3D, che aprir e chiuder la manifestazione rispettivamente con Gravity (di Alfonso Cuarn, con Sandra Bullock e George Clooney) e Amazonia (di Thierry Ragobert).
I temi trattati sembrano essere influenzati dal fenomeno della crisi, non solo intesa dal punto di vista economico, che caratterizza la societ attuale. Una delle tematiche pi presenti lesplosione del nucleo familiare, la sua frammentazione, le assenze che ne segnano la sua fisionomia.
Tra i film inglesi “Philomena” di Stephen Frears, interpretato da Judi Dench; Terry Gilliam con The Zero Theorem (Christoph Waltz e Matt Damon su tutti); Under the Skin, del regista britannico Jonathan Glazer, trasposizione cinematografica dell’opera letteraria omonima dell’autore francese Michel Faber, con Scarlett Johansson che interpreta la strana protagonista.
Per gli italiani Gianni Amelio parteciper con Lintrepido, Emma Dante presenter l’opera di vocazione teatrale Via Castellana Bandiera e infine il documentario sul Grande Raccordo Anulare Sacro GRA di Gianfranco Rosi, che insieme al film americano di Errol Morris The Unkown Known: the Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld, costituisce una prima assoluta per il film-documentario nella categoria In Concorso.
Tanta carne al fuoco come per questo Festival del cinema a Venezia e sorprese tutte da scoprire direttamente nella magnifica citt marittima.

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A Guide To Home Cinema Perfection

Peter Simpson writes guides to computing gadgets and new technology. Ask Peter about watching films on an hd projector, hd tv or lcd tv and remember that you can always watch films on your ipod touch too.

While it is ideal to have a spacious room for your home cinema, you can still enjoy the best home cinema from a smaller room in a quaint home. The trick is to use the features of your room to blend with the home cinema; the electronics should fit in comfortably with the rest of the settings.

Here are some suggestions on how to enjoy the best home cinema in a room that does not look like a spacious lounge.

The Dimensions Of The Room

Do use a rectangular room, and don’t use a square room. The room should be longer than it is wider for a home cinema not to completely dominate the room.

And just as you don’t want the room to be a square, you don’t want it to be a cube either, so ceiling height is also something to consider. The height of the room, from floor to ceiling, should not match the length of the room.

Reduce or Eliminate Unpleasant Bouncing Sounds

Do use a rug or carpet, and don’t use a bare floor, even if it is nicely laminated or has beautiful floorboards. This time the reason is not aesthetics, but functionality. Bare floors will bounce the sound, while rugs or carpets will absorb sound comfortably and you will not hear a strange humming sound as you watch a movie.

Similarly, add thick curtains to the windows. Again for the same reason. You don’t want the windows to reverberate when watching your show. Thick curtains that block out the light will add another dimension to your viewing pleasure.

Finally, if you can, change the door. By choosing a fire proof door, you will eliminate audio problems created by a vibrating door.

Be Selective About Your Technological Choices

While a 7.1 system is more impressive than a 5.1, and dynamic mode creates bright and compelling images, these choices in home cinema will have an overpowering effect on the total ambiance of the room. In other words, you are overdoing the electronic stimulation. Just as you want the physical home cinema to blend in with the size of the room, so, too, you want the cinematic effects to be pleasant, not jarring.

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Sound is important to pull you into the movie, but big speakers are not necessary at all. You can get the same sound effects with five small satellite speakers and a subwoofer.

Don’t keep your TV more than 15 degrees from eye height; for example, if you have a flat screen, you should not put it on a mantle piece. Having the screen too high will eventually cause a crick in your neck.

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JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System- Experience the Real Magic of Digital Sound Effect!

Are distorted sounds from your old sound system driving you nuts? Change to the JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System to experience exceptional sound performance! Though numerous 5.1 speaker systems are available in the market, the JBL cinema speaker stands distinct from them with outstanding features and unparalleled sound clarity.

With a completely optimized 5.1 channel architecture, this surround sound system renders sharp dialogues, rich music, and stunning sound effects. The complete set consists of a dedicated center-channel speaker, an Omni-directional powered sub-woofer and five surround-sound satellite speakers that perfectly synchronize with each other to enjoy theater-like audio experience. e.

The center speaker system is the most important part of a home speaker system and holds responsibility for sound clarity. In the JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System, the center channel is employed with special dual midrange drivers that improve power handling and efficiency. So, you can expect some best sound effects!

The JBL sub-woofer supports 150 watts of amplification, producing clear, life-like bass. You can even customize your preferred settings through phase, level and bass-boost controls. This down-firing sub woofer, unlike usual front-firing ones, interacts with the floor to enhance the bass output and quality.

The JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker System has four Cinema satellite speakers that are voice matched to the center. So, you can expect consistent sound from speaker to speaker. With these speakers around, you can listen to noise-free dialogues and tracks.

Apart from rocking your floors, the JBL 5.1 Speaker System is sure to enhance your home decor with its appealing JBL weave design, which features intersecting high gloss black and gray fabric textured panels.

With a 360 degree sound stage and floor-rumbling bass you are sure to become a movie fanatic very soon! NFM is the best online store from where you can buy genuine JBL Cinema 500 5.1 Speaker Systems at lower prices. Grab one soon!

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You Can Watch Movies On The Web And Bring The Hoyts Cinemas Home!!

Being able to watch movies is always exciting and watching it at the comfort of your home is always an added plus… almost as great as attending the best cinemas. My friends enjoy Hoyts the most. However, browsers generally google around the web to find the exact website that will enable them to watch movies on the web, rather than going to the cinemas.

Of course, most users do not have a clue about how to watch movies online. Actually, the process is rather simple, and erveryone can watch movies from cinemas as long as they have a computer or laptop and a high speed internet connection. Moreover, apart from movies, a film buff can even watch movies trailers online, surf through the categories of Movie titles, check out the hollywood blockbusters, display timings of nearby cinemas and an online database of movie collection. It’s a Pandora’s Box out there with a myriad of sites to watch movies, with greater options than Hoyts cinemas.

When you watch movies online, as opposed to going to any of the huge offering of cinemas (Hoyts, Sky City Event Cinemas etc…), you will experience the same hHoyts hollywood movie on an HD quality picture and dolby surround audio within the comfort of your home by paying just few bucks, (much less than what you pay at the theatres). Moreover, when you register at the cinemas movie portals, you are even served with extra features apart from only the film. You can also watch latest film trailers, hollywood star profiles, make online bookings and access the show timings as well. Even when you book a movie title against a minute payment from a extensive list of categories; you get to read the editorial reviews of that certain movie before purchasing. Thus for everyone it’s definately a win-win scenario and the quality of the film and sound is far ahead than a Blueray.

One of the most important techie issue to watch movies from online cinemas is that there is no need to burn discs, no requirement for streaming video. Rather the process is much easier, where you must register and submit a great value amount, then you get access to the movies to watch. However, to watch movies you do have certain instructions to follow. So here are a copule of the precise instructions which would assist you to watch movies at online cinemas.

o Read the feedback of video-on-demands and give your own impressions.
o Compare the domains and check the navigating and accessibility issues
o Browse the site and select the films you need.
o Find out whether the site is a rental site or not
o Check out the cost of the movies
o Check whether movie player need to be downloaded

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Education Online Movie and Cinema Information

Online Cinema Education instructors are usually people who have ever been in the industry or continue to operate in this sector. Many of the artists and are able to share their knowledge and experience working in the Cinema industry. Before signing up for any online video category, make sure the instructor has the experience and accreditation necessary to provide the training you need. Courses are designed in different ways. Some forums offer so that other students can interact with each other. There are many ways to facilitate communication with classroom teachers and classmates online.

Many courses are offered online video lessons. This training will be more of everything you need to know about creating and editing home video. They are very helpful when it comes to technical aspects of Cinema making. Video links frequently shows you how to use some video equipment. This is to better understand the visual instructions, not just text. If a student has any questions can call or e-mail to the instructor. Each online course has its own way to communicate with their students.

There are many different ways to find the movie online. Some of them also send their students to a set of CD-ROM to supplement the online training. CD or DVD usually go for more information and to strengthen the topic that was discussed during the on-line. There are also text information that can be downloaded from the site to provide additional educational materials.

It is important to choose a comprehensive online training video. Cinema Education is far more than just the actual shooting image. You have to know how to write scripts, create a budget for the Cinema to understand the complex theory of Cinema and many other factors. All this is possible, an online Cinema Education, but you will need to carry out research to find the best fit for you.

Credit: Best Film Schools Blog: Bestfilmschools.blogspot.com Author: Ace Akina

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Enjoy Your Movie Night With An Outdoor Inflatable Cinema

Open-air movies are a good American passion. They have passed by the wayside on the day and age of the net, high-definition television, are on demand nowadays. Why don’t you restore the nostalgia of getting an outdoor motion picture with an inflatable movie screen within your back garden, poolside, or perhaps on your park? Utah inflatable cinema are perfect for celebrations. They will get everyone together all around a central area to see a great flick in the evening. Toss down some comforters around the inflatable cinema, get hold of a container of stove-top popcorn and enjoy the clean air whilst you watch your preferred new movie.

You can have a movie evening wherever there’s sufficient spot to have one in particular. It really is terrific to have a cinema night time near the pool area or even in a properly mowed yard in a person’s backyard. There is absolutely no specific place that works best. Choose a video night time that has pleasurable weather without getting a lot of blowing wind, as the inflatable cinema happen to be like kites in the event the wind begins blowing on the screen. Moreover, people enjoy pleasant night time by the inflatable cinema, resting on the grass with their beloved someone.

It is possible to lease inflatable cinemas from the nearby party leasing company. Meet with an outside occasions organization that concentrate on community backyard cinema events. Although there are just a few firms that provide this particular service, they are really professional and constantly attempt to work within your budget. They’re also an excellent supply of info on these sorts of events and generally are normally willing to share this information with organizations wanting several expert consultancy.

All you need to accomplish is ensure that you get a monitor which is large enough for ones viewers size. As well, be certain that the audio system is large enough to make sure that your entire movie guests can savor the sounds of the movie devoid of pushing to know what is actually stated. The size of the sounds should match the dimensions of the display screen.

Back yard motion pictures are a great chance to indulge your own guests and raise funds all at once. Whether you are a charitable organization, chapel or maybe an institution, a movie underneath the open stars is not merely a fantastic event but one that’s quite simple to set up. Have fun with your next evening celebration with an inflatable cinema. Your friends and relatives is going to be thankful that you did.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Home Theater With The Jbl Cinema Sb300 Sound Bar With Subwoofer

A home theater is incomplete without complementing sound system. If you want to be right in the middle of all the action, then update your home theater with the JBL Cinema SB300 sound bar with Subwoofer System.

Youll be amazed to know that this single, sleek amplified sound bar is all it takes to get the best sound effects from your home theatre. Unlike most other home theatre sound systems, this JBL Cinema sound bar is accompanied by a wireless subwoofer. This subwoofer has a down firing, base-reflex enclosure for better sound effects and equal sound distribution. The sound bar and the subwoofer work in correlation with each other to deliver the best possible sound effect. All you need to do is connect the sound bar to your Television, DVD player or game console and the subwoofer to a power outlet in a convenient location to enjoy theater like experience at home. What makes the experience all the more enjoyable is its 3-D surround processing, giving a totally realistic

The highlight of this JBL Cinema sound bar is its sleek and stylish look. Designed with the distinctive JBL weave design, it will blend in beautifully with your flat-panel TV. To top it, this sound bar speaker system is also magnetically shielded, so youll never have to deal with interference in the video quality. With the mounting hardware included, you will have no trouble putting this home theater sound system together.

To further add to the convenience, JBL Cinema SB300 sound bar with Subwoofer System includes an infrared remote. This light weight remote though small enough to fit in your palm, allows you to control the volume and audio inputs to the sound bar.

Another highlight of this soundbar and sub-woofer system is its dual input connection. It allows you to connect to two different audio sources at the same time, eliminating the need for constant cable swapping. Impressive isnt it?

So, arent you tempted to upgrade your home theater with this amazing sound system? Then, you dont have to search much to get yourself this JBL Cinema sound bar; you can simply place your order on Nebraska Furniture Mart.

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Kordor Electronics Releases Digital Cinema Movie Distribution Technology

Kodor Electronics gives a boost to the digital cinema initiative today with the release of the KodeKey Professional Zip Platform for Windows and Mac OS X computer systems.

Movie studios are expected to make wide investments in digital cinema upgrades in 2009 following a ten-year research and development period starting with the 1999 digital release of Walt Disney Pictures Bicentennial Man. Digital films are packaged and distributed using an industry standard specification called the Digital Cinema Package (DCP). Part of the DCP specification is the digital film MXF container that can range in single file sizes of 60GB to 500GB. Today, digital films are delivered by hard drive or satellite data transmission using fulfillment services from companies like Technicolor, Kodak, and Deluxe. Legacy celluloid reel manufacturing and distribution costs movie studios up to $1500 a print per theater. Digital distribution provides a dramatic drop in initial distribution investment for movie studios but has proven to be a bit costly due to hard drive delivery and expensive satellite rental time. The cost savings reserved from digital versus celluloid distribution is planned for investments into digital projector upgrades for theater vendors by the movie studios.

Delivering a system with an average per film distribution cost of $70, the KodeKey Zip technology is an online powered zip format that replaces the internal data storage of a traditional zip file with the cloud storage infrastructure of the Amazon Web Services S3 platform. By using an upload and download manager, the format can manage hundreds of gigabytes of data in a zip file less than 1 kilobyte in size per movie.

Optionally, the format can create 1,344,000-bit password certificates to add additional access protection as an accessory to KDM encryption keys sent to theater vendors to unlock playback rights for MXF containers.

Broadband delivery of digital films has been a challenge in the past due to poor TCP connections and poor designs of online storage servers required to handle single file sizes above 5GB. KodeKey Zip has been tested and approved for up to 1TB of single file archiving validated by rigorous 12-mode hash string calculation certification.

“KodeKey Zip has been designed to easily deliver 300GB digital films as an e-mail attachment to thousands of theaters simultaneously”, says inventor and Chairman William G. Blanchard, “We are honored to work with the digital film initiative and look forward to provide support to the digital movie industry worldwide.”