Changeling

I watched this movie very recently and I was very impressed with it. The acting, direction and everything about this movie was perfect.

Summary: The film begins in 1928 Los Angeles and tells the true story of a woman who recognizes that the boy returned after her son’s disappearance is an impostor. After confronting the city authorities, she is vilified as an unfit mother and branded delusional. The events were related to the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, a kidnapping and murder case that was uncovered in 1928. Changeling explores themes such as disempowerment of women and corruption in political hierarchies.Changelings limited release at the American box office saw it take $502,000, $33,441 per theater, in its opening two days. (Courtsey Wikipedia)

I was not that a big fan of Angelina Jolie so far, but this movie caught me head over heels. Seriously, she IS talented.. After watching this movie, I have decided to watch all of Clint Eastwood’s movies..

Conclusion line: If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it and watch it now… You wont regret the 141 minutes you spend…

40 F.R.E.E. Sites to watch F.R.E.E. Movies..

Hey

All of us like free stuff, don’t we?? So here is a list of movie-havens where all the movie freaks out there can have unlimited access to free movies. And most of them work at all times.. So, if you have a broadband internet (with unlimited data plan), some free time, a glass of coke and some pop-corn, why dont you check these out and turn your own bedroom into your own boxoffice ???

Disclaimer: The following information has been shamelessly copied from here . Yours truly does not claim any originality and the information you are going to see are just presented as-is with a sole intend of “FYI”. You can access these websites at your own risk and any legal issue or harm to your computer cannot be held responsible on me.

1. Quick Silver Screen – 11,854 videos online. They are known for having the rare, hard to find episodes. Free and no registration required.
2. Hulu – This site is growing at a rapid pace. I’m a big Hulu fan. High quality and depth. It is free. Update: Hulu does not require registration. Just click and watch.

3. Alluc – Another large categorized collection of movies & tv shows. It’s free and no registration required. They don’t host the videos, but they have a collection of links, which includes videos from other sources.
4. WizMovies – Watch and download movies. This site currently only works with Firefox and they’ve had a few problems recently. It’s free and requires no registration.

5. Openflv – The videos are high quality, but I didn’t have much success with Openflv. The library is also very small. It’s free and no registration required.

6. Joox – This site streams videos of all genres. The video quality & success rate is very good. It’s free and registration is not required.

7. Nabolister – You can search 100’s of websites for videos with Nabolister and they have a nice video rating system. It’s free and no registration required.

8. Joost – Requires a free registration and if you have Firefox, it will also require you install the joost plugin. They have over 40K tv shows, movies and music videos in their library.
9. Channelchooser – This site allows you to watch live tv online. No download or registration required. I watched a bit of the Horror TV channel.
10. Freetube – Similiar to Channelchooser, Freetube provides free live online tv. No download or registration required. I found a Youtube TV Channel, which I didn’t know existed.

11. OVGuide – OVGuide finds and organizes over 1600 online sites. They have links to several of the sites I already mentioned. They also have user ratings and comments enabled for the videos.

12. Project – Free TV – Thanks to Teb, from In This Economy, for recommending this site. It is free and doesn’t require registration. I was able to locate and watch The Wire, which is my favorite show of all-time. The site seems to primarily link to MegaVideo.

Update on November 6th: For the full list, please click here to go to the original source http://www.eazycheezy.net/2008/09/watch-tv-and-movies-online.html (Post Modified as per the original author’s request)

Have entertained weekends.. 🙂

Kiran

Added on 2nd November 2008: Extra Websites: http://www.freeonlinedocumentary.com/ (Thanks to Ric for his comment)

Taken

Hope you guys remember Liam Neeson.. Coincidentally.. He is the guy from back here.. I happened to see his latest 93 min short and sweet flick christened “Taken”.

First impression, it is one of the best action movies i have seen lately. Does it have “jet-li” style superhuman performances? Does it have the state of the art 3D graphics? Does it have the sexiest women starring in it? Is the plot really brain tingling like the matrix?

The answer to ALL the questions above is NO and that, i believe makes the movie so special. Its so simple and real life. It can happen to anyone and you cannot find many scenes in the movie that makes you go “oh!! how did he do it?”. All in all, i beleive that simplicity is what makes the movie so great and made it appealing to a general audience

Here is the poster for that movie:

Now an overview of the movie: Bryan, a former secret agent living in the US, is divorced; he is fond of his 17-year-old daughter Kim who lives with his ex-wife and her new husband. Kim wants to take a vacation in Europe with her friend Amanda, and together follow the Europe tour of U2. Kim’s mother allows this, but Kim also needs permission from Bryan. Since Kim fears that Bryan will not consent because of cautiousness, she pretends that they will only go to Paris. (Courtesy Wiki).

Finally bryan agrees and she visits Europe only to find that she is entangled in a slave trade market, away from home and leaving her dad no clue to trace them expect for a phone call while she was being kidnapped.

Bryan, clueless but with confidence leave Europe in search for his daughter and this movie slowly evolves into one of the most realistically beautiful action flick released in recent times.

I strongly suggest you to watch it, if you get a chance to, and that would 93 minutes well spent, entertained. period.

A Movie So Phenomenal…

The visual media does have the power to move one’s mind.. I mean, honestly for the good and for the bad as well. A lot have we heard about little innocent kids enacting whats shown in the movie and endangering themselves, the freakishly significant but slow influence on an adult human mind due to the repetition of ads in TV etc. On the other hand, the visual media is also used to convey great thoughts and ideas as well, and i dont need to site any examples here to prove that.

Arguably, one of the strongest contender in the influence on us is movies and i want to dedicate this post to one of the best and touching-the-heart movies I have ever seen. The director and the artists seem so original, and I dont mean just the lead role. Every actor in the movie, whether the antagonists or the protagonists or the preys or the predators, portrayed their characters with stupendous elegance which made this movie stand 6th in the top 250 list on the Internet Movie Data Base (www.imdb.com). This movie portrays the story between the Jews and Hitler and is directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. Yes my dear readers, as many of you might have correctly guessed, the movie is Schindler’s List (1993).

Its a long movie (195 minutes) and though released in 1993, the movie is in black and white (what a wonderful thought from the makers) to give the movie its original feeling. It describes the acts of the Nazi and its affiliates to achieve the wipe-out of the Jews from Germany. The movie comes with an eye catchy tag line ” Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire”. The story revolves on a greedy and vain rich man named Oscar Schindler who tries to exploit the Jews during the 2nd world war period to earn fame and riches (just like anyone else would do.. 😛 ..) and his transformation from this despicable human being to literally a God among the Schindler Jews (as they chose to be called to honor this great man). The movie portrays the transformation from this hugry for money character into some one who saved about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp, sacrificing all his riches. The movies shows that however bad we might be, at some point of time, there is an innate goodness in all of us. Somewhere hidden inside the depths of our heart, we have this humaneness which boils down to make us all a part of a fraternity christened as humans.

I wont write more about that movie here, since my intention here was to recommend this out of the world classic to you. If you get a chance to see it, please watch this movie and I am sure that you would agree with my opinion. The movie was made immortal with the music of John Williams (the same individual who composed music for Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, ET, Superman as well as 4 Olympics) and the one of the best violinist the world has ever seen, Itzhak Perlman (who hasn’t been able to walk since he was four, since he had contracted polio) . Watch the duo live in action below in the youtube video.. The adjective “Marvelous” would not do justice to the composition. It would just be an understatement. .

As a concluding remark, you will never regret spending three hours of your life for this movie.. Its simply splendid..