Uncategorized07 Aug 2013 12:00 am

Many people watch movies to help them deal with a certain emotional state. Watching characters go through trials and tribulations on screen has a sort of cathartic effect on the viewer, allowing him or her to see a situation more clearly.

If you are upset, the perfect movie to watch is “The Wizard of Oz.” While this may not seem like a first choice, consider why this is such a great choice.

First of all, it is a fantasy film. It completely takes you away from the reality of your situation. While Dorothy is whisked away to Oz, you are (more…)

Uncategorized16 Jun 2013 12:00 am

The Perfect Date Movie For You and Your Wife

How To Pick The Best Movie For Your Next Date
In order to find the perfect movie, someone will have to bend a little more than the other. What this means exactly is that if you want to choose the perfect movie, then either you or your companion will have to sacrifice what they really want to see. Nevertheless, does this have to be the only way? In fact, there are many different movies that are suitable for both of your needs. On the one hand, you can (more…)

Uncategorized10 Apr 2013 12:00 am

One of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day is to watch a romantic movie together. There are thousands of movies that catch the spirit of the most romantic day of the year. How do you choose the perfect movie when there are so many to choose from? First, determine what mood you are attempting to evoke.

To get a little cuddle time with that someone special, movies such as ‘Casablanca’ or ‘Titanic’ are the (more…)

Uncategorized17 Jun 2012 12:00 am

Movies that inspire us come in all genres, ranging from big budget blockbusters to small independent films, presenting us with stories and heroes that will leave lasting impressions. On the other hand a movie that changes our lives never follows a formula, each of these life altering films are as different as the individuals watching.
The Usual Suspects, a 1995 film, is one of those rare gems that will change your life with characters that are given life in such a way they become real. Unlike the standard formula of the film hero succeeding despite adversity (more…)

Uncategorized23 Sep 2011 12:00 am

Many amazing films have come out in the past decade. This article will detail some of the best movies of the past decade. The Social Network, Crash, Lord of the Rings, and Iron Man are some of the best movies of the past decade.

The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin and follows the rise of facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg. This brilliantly scripted work really showcases the human element of the building of a (more…)

Uncategorized08 Sep 2011 12:00 am

There are many great, classic movies on the market today for people of all walks of life. Ranging from Sci-Fi and Thriller down to Comedy and Drama, these classic films have an ageless, nostalgic feel to them, making them popular even today. Writers like Orson Welles and Ed Wood were creative (sometimes comedic) geniuses in their own right and their films will continue to entertain audiences for years to come.

Plan 9 From Outer Space is probably one of the most classic (more…)

Uncategorized26 Aug 2011 12:00 am

Every family needs a section of movies dedicated just to the classics. Whether you are 3 or 83, there are just some movies that never go out of style. Here, we list a few must haves.

1. The Wizard of Oz – What child (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love going on the adventure with Dorothy? From The Lolly Pop Gill to The Merry Old Land of Oz, your children will be singing these songs right along with the movie in no time. Truly a family (more…)

Uncategorized26 May 2011 12:00 am

If you’ve watched all the movies listed on http://www.directstartv.com already and your DVD of “The Notebook” is wearing thin, head out to the multiplex this summer to check out one of the 27 (count ‘em) sequels coming to theaters near you…
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: A past summertime favorite, the final installment of the Pirate franchise features all the regulars including Johnny Depp and Kiera Knightly. Yarggghh!
The Hangover Part Two: After the unexpected success (more…)

Video Games01 Oct 2010 03:05 pm

With the recent release of the less-than-stellar Resident Evil: Afterlife, it seems like the perfect time to count down some of our favorite video game adaptations. If any directors are reading, this is proof that you can capture all the action of a successful franchise while still making an entertaining story.5. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010): Director Mike Newell had success with the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire adaptation. In Prince of Persia, he distills the essence of an action video gameamazing stunts, humorous dialogue, and attractive charactersand unleashes it with glorious visuals.4. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001): This film’s main success was placing Angelina Jolie in the role she was born to play: the sultry globe-hopping thrill-seeker Lara Croft. The plot is pulpy fun, and putting Jolie’s real-life father Jon Voight as Lord Richard Croft is an inspired touch. (more…)

Comedies13 Jul 2010 11:32 am

In today’s modern movie world, it’s not enough for a comedy to just throw mindless jokes at the audience. There needs to be heart and compassion behind the laughs, so the audience leaves ready to bring a little more joy into their own lives. One such upcoming film is Andy Fickman’s Us & Them. Fickman is the director of films such as Race to Witch Mountain and She’s the Man. Us & Them is based off an original idea by Billy Crystal, who is also the film’s star and producer. He plays a grandfather who is tasked to take care of his grandchildren when their mother leaves for a work vacation. Difficulties arise when he is unable to reconcile with the modern, “politically correct” way of parenting. (more…)

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