Why You Should Rent Movie Online

There was a time, in the not so distant past, when a trip out to your local video store with the family was a weekly or monthly treat. If you were fortunate enough to have a bigger video rental store that had multiple copies of new releases and thousands of DVDs on hand, there was a good chance you could find movies to suit everyone. But a few things have happened since those days that have rendered video rental stores all but obsolete.

For starters, big box outlets such as Blockbuster have been driven out of the bricks and mortar video rental business to seek salvation online. For most of us, our video stores are nothing more than corner convenience stores with a few hundred movies on hand at any time. Space is at a premium for these guys so they can only afford to have a few copies of new releases along with a smattering of older movie rental titles on hand at any time. It’s a bit frustrating to drive out only to find the movie you had your heart set on is always out.

In addition, next day returns and the inconvenience that it implies, usually finds us racking up late fees that often would have worked out cheaper for us if we’d bought the DVD instead. And what if you’re heading out on a road trip or to the cottage for a weekend – 24 hour rental periods just don’t cut it for a lot of us. And what about the actual rental fee? $3 or more per movie rental? Everyone with a cable or satellite subscription has access to pay-per-view movie rentals, and the concept is quite sound. The downside is that typical pay-per-view rentals cost $5 or more. I’m not sure the convenience is worth that much more.

Maybe it’s time you rent movies online!

Why? Well, rather than run on about online movie rental and why it’s the right option for you, allow me to state my case with the following list of 10 Reasons It’s Time For You To Rent Movies Online!

1. Selection. If you rent movies online from instant movie streaming or DVD by mail providers, you will generally have access to anywhere from a few thousand up to 80,000+ movie and TV titles to choose from. Your local video store probably can’t hold a match to that kind of selection.

2. Availability. In all but a few rare exceptions, the movie you want is always available. Most DVD by mail services have hundreds of copies of individual movie titles on hand. Instant movie streaming services like Netflix have no limitation on how many subscribers watch individual movie titles. If you rent movies online, your favorites are almost always available.

3. Savings. When you rent movies online from DVD by mail services, they typically have subscription plans that allow several DVD rentals, some even unlimited, per month for monthly fees as low as $5.95. Even if you only rent movies online only twice per month, you are already ahead. With instant video streaming services, typical plans run from about $8+ per month or, if you opt for a per rental provider such as iTunes or YouTube, you will typically pay $0.99 – $3.99 per online movie rental. Though the latter may be close in price to what you are currently paying at your local video store, you need to factor in both points 1 and 2 (Selection, Availability) and, more importantly, point 4 which is “Convenience”.

4. Convenience. Your local video outlet or convenience store will never be as easy for you as when you rent movies online. Bottom line – shopping for an online movie rental from your computer, tablet or TV means you never have to leave the house for movie night again. And online movie rental providers are open 24/7 which means, you can rent movies online anytime you want, day or night, from just about anywhere. Instant video streaming services allow you to choose a movie and start watching right away. DVD by mail services will deliver movies to your mailbox, for free, within 1 – 3 days.

5. No late fees – ever! This is a big one for me and perhaps for you as well. When you rent movies online from instant video streaming services you generally have up to 30 days to start watching your movie and 24 to 48 hours to watch it as often as you like. After that period has elapsed, the rental is automatically deleted from your rental library. If you rent movies from an unlimited subscription provider such as Netflix then there is no limitation on the number of times you watch a movie and you never have to remember to return it. On the DVD by mail side, they don’t have due dates or late fees. Instead, they usually put a cap on how many DVD movies you can rent at one time. You can hold on to them for days, weeks or months and send them back when you are done. This is especially handy when renting children’s movies as, we all know, they could watch the same movie several times a day for days on end.

6. Browsing. Your local video store will generally have a wall or section devoted to new releases. The rest of their catalog will either be organized alphabetically or by genre or not at all. Browsing for movie titles can take hours if you’re undecided. When you rent movies online, all providers offer easy to use websites that allow you to search for movies alphabetically, by genre, by year, by director, by actor, by rating and more. Picking a movie to watch online is a cinch.

7. TV Shows and special genres. I know this kind of falls under “Selection” but the fact is, most smaller video stores just don’t stock Seasons of your favorite TV shows. And they generally don’t carry much in the way of Foreign Language films, Documentaries or more obscure movies.

8. Interactive features. One nice thing about online movie rentals when browsing your provider’s website is the ability to watch trailers, read viewer reviews and many also offer a suggestion feature that will provide you with similar titles for you to check out.

9. Flexibility. When you rent movies online for download or to watch instantly, you have a myriad of options as far as devices go. You can watch on Internet enabled TVs, BluRay players, gaming consoles such as Wii – Xbox – PS3, PC, Mac, tablets and other handheld devices. Granted, not all services allow you to stream on all of these devices, but you definitely aren’t limited to just watching on your TV.

10. Options. Most small towns or neighborhoods may only have a few video rental stores for you to choose from and most with more or less the same selection and pricing. When you rent movies online, you have more options at your disposal. You are free to choose a DVD by mail or instant movie streaming provider and if you don’t like their selection or service you can try out a host of other providers. None of them have long term contracts to bind you to their service.

And, although this is supposed to be a list of 10 reasons to rent movies online, here is one more. Many online movie rental services offer free trial periods from 2 weeks to 1 month so you can test out whether or not you like the service.

Tips To Choose Movies

Sometimes you just feel like a girls’ or a blokes’ night in, and so comes the question of how to select a great movie to watch. My friend Sam always told us that a group of three people should never go into a DVD rental store at the same time, because you’ll end up being there for hours and never really decide on which movies to hire.

When we’re selecting movies, we never go for the latest releases, because you pay a premium rate for movies that are new to the DVD shelves.

If you always select the movies that have been around for a while, then guess what? You have your own selection of “new” movies to choose from after a few months sincehat time the latest releases are down graded to recent releases at a discounted price. Not only do you save yourself some money, but you’ve also got a much better chance of having the “pick of the bunch” of the recent releases.

Here’s a list of things to help you decide how to select a great movie to watch:

1. Selection by a theme

Whether it’s a blokes night or a chicks night, you can decide a theme. Some great chick flicks include the “Bonnet Movies” the genre of Jane Austin’s “Pride and Prejudice”, “Emma” and so on.

For the blokes you may select the “X-Men” series, James Bond or such like.

2. Selection by Actor or Actress

Often we’ll sit and watch a bunch of Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman movies, you may have some favorite actors and actresses that will help you in your choice of movies to watch.

3. Selection by Genre

There’s some great movies to motivate young sports players, such as Basketball, Baseball, or Grid Iron movies. You may be a fan of horror movies, romantic comedies, or action thrillers.

4. True Stories

They say that there’s nothing stranger than real life, and when Hollywood screen writers are looking at new ideas for movie storylines, they often turn to taking historical events and making some great movies.

Within the category of true stories you still have a wonderful selection of movies to watch about sporting heroes, national heroes, and even ordinary folk that have done some extraordinary things.

5. Selection by ratings

When selecting a great movie to watch, you need to consider the audience, as this can help with your decision making. If you are choosing movies for a bunch of young children then it’s generally a good idea to have watched those movies yourself first, so that you don’t have any surprises that could shock or scare the children.

6. Choosing a Foreign Language Movie

Whilst there’s a whole heap of great English Language movies, there’s also some fantastic foreign language movies that deserve your attention.

Do not be afraid to consider foreign films just because they have subtitles. After the first few minutes of watching a foreign movie and reading the subtitles you soon get drawn into the movie and almost “forget” that you are not listening to English.

7. Word of Mouth

We’ve never really found that personal referrals of movie titles from our friends have been of much benefit. Everybody has different tastes, and just because one person doesn’t like a particular movie doesn’t necessarily mean that you will not enjoy it.

This is often true with media movie critics. We’ve all heard stories about movies that have been slammed by the critics only to become box office successes.

There’s plenty of other ways to decide how to select a great movie to watch that include watching the previews or movie trailers, as well as watching movie review shows on TV and the internet.

The best thing about selecting a great movie is that there’s so much choice and so many opinions these days. As each year passes more movies are released and there’s still many of the good old favorites around, so sit back, relax and disappear into your own movie world, having made your own selection of great movies to watch.

Tips To Making Movies

There are extremely talented potential filmmakers out there that never make a movie because they just can’t bring themselves to take the leap of faith. Saying yes to making a movie starts with an attitude that regardless if your movie is entertaining or terrible at least you give it an honest go to see if you got the fire in you to make movies.

In the world of making of movies, especially at the indie film level, there are zero guarantees that every aspiring filmmaker that sets out to go from screenplay to distributed movie will make it to the end. Making movies is risky creatively and financially. Sometimes a movie falls apart during pre-production, filming or in post-production for lots of different reasons.

Making a movie to me is like gambling. You try your best as a filmmaker to tilt the odds in your favor as much as possible so you can win. Professional gamblers make educated bets and so should filmmakers. The one thing that successful gamblers and filmmakers need is the attitude that they are going to go all in on their movie making risk.

Saying yes to making a movie is really putting your ass out there creatively and financially. Many indie films are funded through family, friends, online movie crowd funding or your own cash. I’m still on the fence if it’s harder to say yes to making a movie with money from family and friends and your own pocket or to deal with film investors.

Honestly, using online movie crowd funding to me is risk free filmmaking. The people that donate aren’t giving you money expecting to ever see anything back or get a return on investment. It’s like gambling with a bankroll that’s free. When I donate money to the people that set up shop outside of stores I don’t expect anything back when I put money in the box or bucket.

It’s like lending money to that one relative or friend that you know will never be able to pay it back, but you like them and still want to help them out without holding it over their head.

When you use money from family, friends, your own money or film investors cash there is a much stronger sense to get the movie done in my opinion. No filmmaker wants to face family, friends or film investors and say they couldn’t finish the movie. Friends and family are always forgiving in the end, but you’ll still feel an emotional letdown if you can’t deliver a finished movie like you told them you would.

Film investors are not forgiving and will cut you off from future film funds. They can write off the loss, but your reputation will take a hit and you’ll lose out on them investing in your movies in the future. Finding money to make movies is harder than making the movie. Without film financing you only have a screenplay and a movie making dream keeping you company.

I always like to try to put out the brutal honesty first before getting to the feel good part of things. The great thing about saying yes to making a movie is you’re moving from being one of the people that only talks about making movies and never does it.

When you’re not even in the game you can’t win or lose. You sit on the creative sidelines as a spectator thinking “woulda, coulda, shoulda” about your movie making passion. When you mentally commit to taking the creative leap of faith you’ll feel a rush of genuine excitement. That’s living!

You’re movie making fire is now lit and you’re ready to roll. You’re no longer going to be a talented potential filmmaker. You will be a filmmaker doer. Each movie project is different, but here are few thoughts that might help sharpen you’re movie production. This isn’t for aspiring filmmakers that want to write a screenplay that needs a million dollar budget.

Thoughts on Making Movies

First, think of your marketing and distribution plan before writing the screenplay. This gives you the chance to think of movie product placement and other marketing avenues you can write into the screenplay to boost earning potential.

Second, before writing a screenplay think about the film budget you will need and where you plan on getting that money. Indie filmmakers are masters at writing screenplays based on what their resources are.

I know it sounds like the craft of screenwriting should come first, but for a first time indie filmmaker it’s important to understand making movies is a business. You need to be able to exploit, yes exploit, as many marketing and product placement opportunities as possible.

Family and friends will invest in you because of your relationship, but still respect their hard earned money like you would if they were film investors you didn’t know. Avoid being sloppy with paperwork. Give them the same kind of investor package you would if you were pitching to a film investor that wanted a return on investment.

Make sure the locked screenplay is tight as possible before spending one dollar of film investor money. A screenplay that is overwritten and packed with fluff will burn through production money fast.

During filming don’t take the approach studio budget movies do. You’re not going to be able to have 20 takes of scene to get it right. There’s not enough money in an indie film budget to shoot it with a Hollywood filmmaker mentality.

You’re really have to get in there on set and kickass on scenes. Not every take you’re going to love or even like, but it’s a time issue when shooting indie films. You have to be able to accept you’re not going to have the luxury of doing take after take.

When a scene is covered move on and don’t look back even if it didn’t turn out how you envisioned. Being take happy during filming will lead to you running out of money and having an unfinished film that will need finishing funds to complete.

Tackle post-production with the same attitude you did on set to get the movie done.

Film investors will ride your ass unlike family or friends when it comes to when the movie will be done, sold and their money paid. Don’t get shaken or take it personally. The business world is not warm and fuzzy full of hugs and kisses.

At the end when you finish your movie you will have a feeling like none you’ve ever had before. It’s a creative climax saying yes to making a movie.

It beats the hell out of only talking about making movies. Good luck with your future film and cheers.

History Of Movie Rental

The means for home entertainment are now very numerous and diverse. Movie rentals have come a long way since Blockbuster and Hollywood Video. The days of a video store are gone. With Redbox here, now you can get milk, vitamins and a movie to rent. On top of that you have the option to stream online. You do not need to leave your house to rent a movie. You can stream a movie to your TV, gaming system, or computer device using services such as Netflix.

Many people still consider movie watching a great way of relaxing and having a good time. If you are one of those people who enjoy watching movies and do so every time you get a chance, you probably already know that the days when you waited in line at the video store only to find that the movie you wanted to see was not on stock are over. Or at least they should be. Online movie rentals have been available for quite some time now, and more and more people prefer this form of renting movies, as it is more convenient.

Online movie rentals are a lot more than just convenient. We are talking about a huge selection of movies as well as affordable prices. Furthermore, what could be more convenient than renting movies from the privacy and comfort of your home and having them delivered to your door through mail? Or being out at the local grocery store picking up some things and grabbing a movie rental for a dollar. And just when you thought that things couldn’t get any better, movie rentals become more and more convenient and fast, as electronic delivery is in the works.

As I have mentioned, you can stream a movie in minutes. Keep in mind you should have a decent high speed internet connection such as DSL, cable, or similar. Thousands of selections of movie are at your fingertips to watch anytime.

No matter what your movie habit or your tastes in movies may be, the online movie rentals have it all covered. Furthermore, they relieve you from any hassle and fuss that the traditional form of movie rental typically implies.

Many people argue that computers and the Internet have already had a great impact on our lives and that they are slowly turning us into less and less active people. But when it comes to being practical and saving precious time, the perspective changes tremendously. Why waste a lot of time and patience doing something when you have a far better alternative? Why not spend that time doing something you like, such as watching movies that will be delivered to you so conveniently through due to online movie rentals?

And if this service still doesn’t seem too appealing to you for whatever reason, you should know that you have yet another chance at watching movies without any fuss or hassle whatsoever. I am talking about streaming movies, which allow you to view your favorite movies streamed to you over the Internet.

Of course, you may not find watching movies on your computer monitor too appealing or exciting. But technology is advancing and catching up to make your movie watching more and more pleasant and enjoyable. For starters, broadband speeds are getting faster and faster. Moreover, hooking television and computers, even wirelessly, has long been possible. Therefore, watching streaming movies can be just as nice as watching a video on your TV set.

What’s the future of Pay-Per-View movies on your TV? Who knows. Can it replace movie theaters? I can see somewhat see the day being able to pay for a brand new movie right from your TV and never have to leave the comfort of your home to go to the movie theater. Everyone is busy in their careers and their lives and only getting busier. Think of the convenience of being able to watch a brand new movie at the theater in your home. Oh the possibilities.

All in all, streaming movies and online movie rentals are extremely popular and everyone who has tried them has found no reason not to go on using these services. Technology is advancing every day and presenting us, as consumers, with more and more opportunities. We can expect more and more products that will help us connect computers to our TV screens, as well as less and less expensive LCD monitors. In addition, more and more consumers will have a broadband Internet connection in their homes. Under these circumstances, it is almost certain that streaming movies represent the future of movie rentals.

Investing Your Money In Movie

You may have heard that movie investments, especially low budget movie investments, can be very lucrative. This can be true, and you may be excited about investing in a movie, but not know how to find a movie project to invest in. You may also be wondering about what to look for in a low budget movie project, and what to watch out for. This article will explain how to find a movie project to invest in, and how to determine if it has a good chance of being a successful movie that will produce a good profit.

In your search for a movie project to invest in, you can simply search the internet using the key words “how to invest in a movie” and you will get a good start in your search. You will find a myriad of different articles, relating to this topic and associated topics. If you keep searching, you will find some movie projects with budgets that are within the realm of what you want to invest, and which have a story line that appeals to you. The term small budget in this article means movies costing under $300,000.

You will also find investment opportunities for bigger budget movies, where someone sets up a company which is funded by a pool of small investors. The budget for the movie may be 10 to 50 million dollars, and you can invest only $50,000 to $100,000 if you wish.

It is most important to know that movies with budgets under $300,000 actually have a chance of earning a much higher return than budgets costing in the multi millions. For instance, with a budget of 30 million dollars, the movie will most likely have to get a theatrical release to make a profit. Because of the limited number of movie screens available, getting a theatrical release is difficult, with strong competition from large Hollywood studios for those limited screens. On the other hand, a movie that costs $300,000, can break even if it is shown on TV only once. With TV networks worldwide on the constant lookout for new movies to broadcast, it can be relatively easy to double or triple your investment with relative ease. Some movies costing under $300,000 have made over a hundred million dollars. This type of return is rare of course, but it is possible.

For any movie to make money, the story must be interesting and captivating, and have something unique and special about it. Movies that are based on a true story have a higher chance of success. And here is smoothing very important to know. A good story is more important than big name stars, or special effects. You can verify this by checking the movie listings on TV. You will see movies you never heard of, yet they have big name stars. It is because they were actually box office flops. Yes, they are good enough to get on TV, but they may never break even.

A low budget movie on the other hand, can make good money if it is only shown on TV. If it turns out to be exceptional, it can get a theatrical release, and make really big money.

One thing to look for in a low budget movie investment, is to see if the writer/director is putting their own money into it. The writer/director should have some past successes, such as some awards, and TV sales, even if they are just with short films. Most low budget movies are made by writer/directors who are moving up from short films to feature films. If they have already made some feature films, they are also likely to now be working on bigger budget films. The key is to find someone who looks to be a rising star, and to capitalize on their strong commitment to their movie.

I am making a feature length movie, and I am looking for investors. The budget is only $100,000, and you can invest as little as $5000. I am investing my own money in the movie. I have won some awards and sold my short films to TV. I have what may be the most complete movie investment website ever made, with all the details, including details that some people try to hide. Just looking at my website is an education in itself, and if you look, you will be entertained as well.

Tips To Make Unforgettable Movie Night

Have you ever wanted to re-live the experience of a summer night spent at a drive-in movie? A backyard movie event is the perfect chance to enjoy a movie under the stars with friends and family, without even needing to leave the comfort of your own yard. Here is how to create an unforgettable movie event in your own backyard.

Theme
What type of event do you want to host? A date night to celebrate an Anniversary, a neighborhood block party, a birthday, family reunion or graduation are just a few occasions you can celebrate with a backyard movie night. A regular family film night can even be made extra special by making it into a backyard movie night with an inflatable movie screen.

Pick the Movie
Once you decide on the type of event you want to host and the guest list, you can choose an appropriate film. If you are celebrating a birthday or graduation, let the honoree choose the movie. For a romantic date night, choose a favorite romantic film. If you are having kids at your backyard movie night, be sure to choose a family friendly movie.

Equipment
Once you have decided on a motion-picture, it is time to make a budget and get in contact with a local outdoor movie production company. Many audio / visual production companies work with a wide variety of clients; from individuals who wish to host a small event at their home, to clients who need huge inflatable movie screens to accommodate thousands of guests.

The outdoor cinema production company you choose should have a screen size just right for your backyard flick night. The company should also be able to provide you with a projector and sound equipment to make your movie night an unforgettable, stress free experience much like a drive-in movie or movie theatre.

Food
It’s not movie night without food. You have several options here. You might make your movie night a potluck and ask everyone to bring a favorite movie snack to share, or you might provide snacks or a light meal like popcorn, hot dogs or movie theatre style candy. To really get the drive-in movie experience, you might even consider renting concession equipment like a popcorn or hot dog machine. You could keep the snacks simple or have a little more fun with it. Consider themed snacks to go with your film; chocolate to go with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” or a meatball appetizer with “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”.

Set the Scene
Decorating and setting up your yard are other areas you can have some fun. Use lighting like Tiki torches or even Christmas lights to set a pretty scene and make it safer for guests to walk around in the dark. Consider heading to a local party store or putting your craft skills to good use and setting up themed decorations to compliment your movie. Lanterns, for example, would add an extra special touch to a “Tangled” backyard movie night. If you have a pool, a poolside movie is just right for a hot summer night. You might host a late afternoon pool party and barbeque, followed by a relaxing poolside movie night.

Seating
There are several ways to set up the seating for your movie night. For kids, blankets or bean bags are a fun choice. Adults might prefer chairs or comfortable cushions. If you do not have enough chairs for all of your guests, you could either rent chairs or ask guests to bring a favorite chair. Consider low chairs like beach chairs so that everyone can see the movie.

Whatever the size, theme or reason for your backyard movie night; taking the time to carefully plan the details, decorate and choose the perfect movie will help ensure your movie night is one that will leave you and your guests with special memories.

All About Kung Fu Movies

TOP TEN KUNG FU MOVIES

Which are the top ten kung fu movies? There are a lot of great martial arts movies to choose from older classics to newer kung fu and karate movies.

1. Enter the Dragon. This classic Bruce Lee karate movie was filmed in 1973 and by many is consider one of his best. This movie stars Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, and Bob Wall. You will also a well known martial artist and body builder, Bolo, who has been in a number of kung fu and karate movies. In this film you will see Bruce Lee showing why he is a great martial artist, by use of his quick strikes, use of a variety of weapons, and adaptability in his kung fu techniques. Great movie! Enter the Dragon is a great showcase of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do style of martial arts. Four chili pepper rating.

2. Legend of Drunken Master. What’s not to like about this movie. You will see Jackie Chan as a young karate student who learns a drunken style from his drunken master. Drunken Kung Fu is a unique form of the Shaolin karate style. Whether this is an actual kung fu style, or was created for film is in question. In this martial arts movie, you will see the drunken master’s students fighting an evil Wushu gang, along with their master. The final fight scene is a hoot! Jackie Chan is magnificent in how he performs his drunken kung fu movements. The Drunken Master film doesn’t take itself too seriously, and employs a good measure of comedy throughout the film. The martial arts fighting in this movie is very well done. This martial arts movie provides good entertainment value. Rated Four chili peppers.

3. Jet Li – Fearless. This 2006 marital arts movie is at the top of the list for a more serious drama oriented, historical, Wushu movie. Jet Li plays Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia. Master Huo began studying martial arts by watching his father instructing other students. Huo goes from being less than competent as a kid; to developing his Kung fun skills, and defeating all of his rivals. This goes to his head, and he gets cocky. From Huo’s irresponsible fighting actions, he suffers tragedy. This tragedy leads to reflection and a change of attitude. Enter the European influence in China in the early 1900’s. Master Huo becomes the Chinese Boxing Champion, who defeats foreigners, to create pride among the Chinese people. This is a great movie, with exceptional martial arts action and fighting. You will also like the character, hate the character, then love the character. There is little humor in this film, but a great deal of drama, like a Greek tragedy. I have watched this film four times already, and never get tired of it. Rated: 5 chili peppers.

4. Big Trouble in Little China. This kung fu comedy drama stars Kurt Russell and came out in 1986. While this film may not be on everyone’s top ten kung fu list, it does stand out in the quality of the film, and the use of many Hollywood movie techniques. The story line is good with Kurt Russell somehow getting involved with kung fu warriors, a kidnapping, kung fu sorcery, and epic action packed scenes. The climax is when Kurt Russell must defeat Lo Pan, the mysterious kung fu master who is 2000 years old. There are no slow moments in this film. There is plenty of action, and many twists and turns. This martial arts movie provides good entertainment value, and is fun to watch. Rated: four chili peppers.

5. Karate Kid. This karate movie is the first of a series that came out in 1984, followed by two more Karate Kid movies with Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue. A new Karate Kid movie premiered in 2010, starring Jackie Chan, and Jaden Smith. This is a story of a smart-ass kid who learns about life and karate from an unassuming and controversial Okinawan karate master. Who today, has never heard, “Wax on, wax off”. This is a story of a kid who wants everything instantly, but learns you have to work for anything of value. On the other part of the plot, you have an unscrupulous karate instructor at the local karate school, who teaches, win at any cost. This is where the two different karate worlds collide. Daniel is in the middle trying to learn Master Miyagi’s subtle teachings, versus the Americanized competitive form of karate. The film’s importance is showing that there are different levels of martial arts. Martial arts are as much mental, as physical. Learning martial arts involves much more than competing in tournaments. Rated 3 chili peppers.

6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was produced in 2000 to very good reviews. In fact, it won 4 Academy Awards, and received very high review ratings. This classic kung fu movie starred, YunFat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang. This in many ways is a classic kung fu movie with a Greek tragedy storyline. This film is huge in its range of scope, scenery, and story line. This film includes a search for a magical jade sword, and missing treasure. You also have a love story, and an assassin to deal with. The scenery in Western China’s mountains, gives this film an extraordinary visual palette to enjoy. Some of the scenes of flying though the air were a bit strange, but, hey, it is a movie. This is a good movie with an abundance of expression. This is a classic kung fu epic. Rated five chili peppers.

7. Kill Bill. The first Kill Bill Movie came out in 2003. The second Kill Bill movie came out six months later, and completed the story line. This film was produced by Quentin Taratino, who is known for bloody and graphic films. This film stars Uma Thurman, along with David Carradine (Kung Fu TV Series), Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Vivica A. Fox, and Daryl Hannah. This is basically a revenge movie with Uma Thurman finding the other members of her assassin group and killing them for their betrayal. There are some scenes when Daryl Hannan, and Uma Thurman are studying under a Shaolin Master, which gives you a better underlaying of their training. The kung fu/karate movie has all the elements of a good film, with plenty of action, suspense, great characters, and uncertainty of where this film will lead. Great movie! Rated five chili peppers.

8. Billy Jack. Billy Jack is a relatively obscure American karate movie. This film stars Tom Laughlin, and came out in 1971. The character, Billy Jack, is part Indian, and lives out west on a reservation. Billy Jack has returned from the horrors of Viet Nam, and just wants to be left alone. The bad guys in the movie want to kill the wild horses and turn the horse meat into dog food. Billy Jack has a desert retreat to protect the wild horses. The bad guys pick on Billy Jack, since he is an Indian. Little do the bad guys know Billy Jack is a former Green Beret and Hapkido karate expert from Viet Nam. So we have classic story of good vs. bad, and the good guy trying to do the right thing. When it is time to fight, Billy Jack pulls no punches. While this movie did not win any awards, it told a good story in an American setting. This was not a fake David Carridine, doing kung fu. This was an American expressing himself with the skills he had learned to protect his family and friends. This movie is worth seeing if you come across it. Rated three chili peppers.

9. Kung Fu Hustle. The Kung Fu Hustle is a great film, with exceptional entertainment value. This movie, by far, is the greatest kung fu comedy to date. The story line is great with characters, bigger than life. The kung fu is fantastic and fun. The characters have a like-ability and stand out on their own. This film came out in 2004, and was produced by Stephan Chow. The movie stars Stephan Chow, Yah Yuen, and Oiu Yuen. This is a fun movie, and is definitive of great movie entertainment. Keep an eye out for the lady with the hair curlers, and a cigarette in her mouth. She has mastered special kung fu talents. Rated five chili peppers.

10. Shaolin Soccer. This is another Stephen Chow kung fu comedy, which predates Kung Fu Hustle. This film premiered in 2001. There are a lot of good karate scenes and special effects that keeps this film engaging. One particular scene has a young lady kung fu master working as a street vendor, making bread. It is so cool when you see her hand motions and how she spins the bread dough. There is something captivating about this scene, which gives you a better appreciation of the Chinese art of kung fu. The final scene where the hero uses kung fu to defeat the opposing soccer team is great. This film has high entertainment value, though the quality of the film is not quite up to Hollywood standards. Rated three chili peppers.

Tips To Write Movie Review

In website content writing, writing movie reviews can be fun. We all love to watch movies and sometimes we want to know what other’s opinions are about a particular movie before deciding whether to watch the movie or not. Therefore article writing about a film you watched will help others to make a decision. Let’s discuss some tips to write a good movie review.

All of us have diverse opinions about a film. Article writing a review gives you a way to express your opinion and also helps others to know about the same.

Before you start content writing about a movie, you need to watch it. You can either watch these movies online or rent a DVD or visit your nearest multiplex. There are many websites that allow streaming of movies online.

Once your movie is chosen, getting acquainted with the theme of the movie is very important. Go online and gather some information about the actors in the movie. Check out their previous and upcoming works, whether they have any awards to their name, do they expertise in a particular style of acting, etc. also in content writing, it is important to read about the movie that you have chosen. Read what the movie is all about, whether it is sequel or a remake, the rest of the cast and crew, etc. This information will help you to compare the performance of the cast and crew in the movie of your choice to their earlier work. This is important as it will provide more solidity to the article writing for your review.

You will automatically form an opinion about the movie once you have seen it completely. Try and frame one single sentence that will highlight your opinion about the movie. This sentence will help you give an overall rating to the movie and at the same time your readers will have an instant idea about your opinion. In content writing, such sentences form a solid platform for your review.

While content writing for a review one important aspect is to grab the attention of your reader instantly. This is applicable to any form of website content writing. Your readers must draw interest from what you have to say about anything. Regarding article writing for movie reviews, start your article with a quote from the movie itself. Then gradually explain to you reader how the quote is applicable to the rest of the movie.

Next step is to discuss about the movie in brief. While content writing a review, always give a vague outline about the movie and do not disclose the entire story. You will want to give a general idea to the readers about the movie and not write to make them refrain from watching the movie. If they need to know the entire story, they will have to watch it. Always keep this in mind while article writing for a movie.

You must back your opinion about the film with proofs. Explain exactly why according to you, the movie was a drag or a hit. Mention noteworthy scenes and at the same time those that you thought were unnecessary. While article writing about the movie, you must mention about the script of the movie giving your opinion whether it was a good or bad script.

You must make your review enjoyable. It does not matter whether you enjoyed the movie or not, your article writing for the movie must be engrossing. From the beginning to the end your review should be interesting and at the same time brief.

Lastly, be honest with your content writing. Your motive to write a review must be to let others know about your opinion and not to stop anyone from watching the movie.

So, write a good review! We will be helped a lot with honest and sincere opinions about movies.

All About Superhero Movie

Catching a film, whether in the middle of the week or the end of it, is a great way to relax and unwind with friends, families, or significant others. In the past, a good classic action film or horror flick was a rarity that would lure in only the most adventurous movie goers. Now, countless films come out in all genres and sub-genres with varying degrees of success pushing the limits of all the many facets of film making. However, comic book based movies have exploded over the last decade and their loyal fans continue to be reward with incredible storylines and spiraling side films that do require some homework. Read this before seeing another superhero movie.

Read your comic books

The comic book based films require an understanding of some pre-established content that is not always guaranteed to be explained in the film versions. Most of the directors of these types of films choose to incorporate some expositional dialogue, but many do not. As a result, some viewers-simply diving into a movie- may become terribly confused or need to watch pre-refreshers prior to seeing a film. With some basic understanding of the characters though, the experience can become much more enjoyable.

Old and new combine

These movies are not simply regurgitating old story lines from their comic book counterparts. Often, a comic book based film is pushing the limits on redefining the characters and making the struggle or the themes relevant to the times. Many of the comics were created in the 80’s and 90’s and require some updating for them to feel fresh and relevant again. Knowing how these heroes have changed or been adapted for the modern age is part of the fun! It can be a bit confusing, but learning about the history of these heroes and their roles makes the movies much more engaging and thought provoking.

Social justice

While the heroes in our comic book based films are off fighting villains and pushing for social justice from within their universe, the directors and actors playing these roles are doing the same through the plots, themes, and acting choices. Watching these flicks isn’t only about mindless action and adventure. The themes explored can range from civil rights, racism, privacy law, authoritarianism, democracy, violence, loyalty, and more. Don’t be fooled by the way these films are marketed. Underneath all the adventure are hours worth of deep and stimulating conversation.

Keep these things in mind before you decide to go see that new release everyone has been raving about.