Category: Movie & Cinemax

Cambodian Documentary Wins Cannes Prize for Innovative Cinema

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CANNES – A documentary using small clay figurines to tell the story of how Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh’s family perished under the Khmer Rouge regime won the top prize in the second most important competition at the Cannes film festival on Saturday.

L’Image Manquante (The Missing Picture) was among the 18 films that premiered in the Un Certain Regard category that was set up to encourage emerging and innovative filmmakers and run alongside the main competition at the world’s top film festival.

Panh, 49, a prolific filmmaker whose films concentrate on the brutality in Cambodia when an estimated 1.7 million people were killed during the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime, said the prize was important for his country.

For a country that has emerged from its difficulties and years of war, it is important to say we are still alive,” Panh told Reuters after receiving his award at a red carpet ceremony in the French Riviera resort.

The jury led by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, whose film Jagten (The Hunt) won Mads Mikkelsen the best actor award at Cannes last year, described the documentary as one of the most powerful films I have seen in many years”.

The runner-up was Omar by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, a political thriller involving Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in which a young baker, Omar, is tortured by Israel’s secret police to betray his friends.

Omar, which was shot in the West Bank and Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth last year, received a standing ovation at its premiere as the first film fully funded by the Palestinian cinema industry.

It is the only festival that I think still cares about different films,” said Abu-Assad, known for the 2005 award-winning film Paradise Now, as he received his award.

Another director in Un Certain Regard to get a standing ovation was Iran’s Mohammad Rasoulof who was jailed in 2010 for anti-regime propaganda but came to Cannes this year with Manuscripts Don’t Burn, shot in secret in his home country.

The non-professional actors of La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Cage), a film about three young Guatemalans trying to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from director Diego Quemada-Diez won an award for best cast.

Home cinema systems and their rise in popularity

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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?

Enjoy Your Movie Night With An Outdoor Inflatable Cinema

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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.

A Short Inception Of Hollywood Cinema Techniques

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The first hollywood cinema movie cameras were attached directly on to the head of its tripod or alternative support, with just the crudest sort of levelling tools provided, in the manner of the still-camera tripod heads of the hollywood period. The earliest movie cinema cameras were hence resolutley static during the course of filming, and hence the very first equipment movements were thanks to fixing a camera on a moving truck. The original documented, well before cinema and hollywood, of these was movie shot by a Lumire cameraman from the rear carraige of a train departing Jerusalem in 1896, and by 1898 there were lotsof cinema movies shot inside moving trains, Hollywood was beconing. Despite listed under the confusing heading of panoramas in the sales catalogues of the time, those movies shot immediately forward from in front railway engine were usually referred to as phantom rides.

Sometime in 1897, Robert W. Paul had the very first notable moving camera mount manufactured to put 1on top of|on} a tripod, so that he could track the passing parade of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in unique uninterrupted cinema shot. The device had the equipment set on a vertical axis that could be moved with a worm gear driven by cranking the handle, so Paul placed it on public sale the next year. Films made with such a “panning” camera were also known as panoramas in hollywood listings of the earliest decade of cinema.

The standard setup for newy cinema studios in Hollywood was provided by the studio which Georges Mlis erected in May 1891. It had a glass roof and three glass walls made after the model of large studios for static photography, it was also fitted with flimsy cotton drapes that were stretched below the roof to eliminate the bright ray of the sun on brilliant days. The natural overall light devoid of real shadows that this setup delivered, and which also happens naturally on moderately overcast days, became the standard for cinema movie lighting in hollywood film studios for the next decade.

Unique within all the short hollywood cinema movies priduced by the Edison studio, which recorded pieces of the shows of variety performers for its Kinetoscope cinema viewing devices, was The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots. The film portrayed a person dressed as the queen putting her head on the execution block in front of a small gathering of bystanders in Elizabethan apparel.

Tamil Cinema Movie,tamil Film News – Singam Movie

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When Vijay first released his movie Singam little did he know that he would have to change the name to Villu as the name Singam had already been taken by the director Hari. It led to much confusion and gossip in the Tamil film industry.
Earlier on Vijay planned to use the name Puli but that got taken away as well. Vijay hopes to make a comeback with his next movie Vettaikaran.
Meanwhile this is Suryas hour. Everything he touches turns to gold. His movies dubbed into Telugu earn crores and crores of money for their producers.
Suriya is teaming up with Hari to act as a police officer in his 25th film after Vaaranam Aayiram and Ayan.
The plot of Singam is about smuggling activities that are taking place in Rameshwaram. After Khaaka Khaaka this is the second time Surya is playing a cop and like all of Haris films this one is also expected to have the right mix of sentiments and comedy.
For Hari also this will be the second police story after Saamy with Vikram. Earlier on Hari had directed Surya in Aaru (2005) and Vel (2007). Haris last movie was Seval with Bharath.
Singam has Tollywood beauty Anushka Shetty as the leading lady. Anushka debuted in Tamil Cinema with Rendu starring Madhavan. The irony is she is also Vijays co star in Vettaikaran. Other cast members are Prakash Raj and Vivek.
The music is scored by Devi Sri Prasad and camera work is done by Priyan. Editing is done by V.T. Vijayan and art direction is by K. Kathir.
Gnanavelraja is producing the movie under the banner Studio Green and BIG Pictures. Sillunnu Oru Kaadhal and Paruthiveeran were earlier productions of Studio Green.
With Singam Reliance Big Pictures would have made its entry into Tamil cinema.

Dehradun Cinema Pvr ( Silver City, Glitz)

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No new technology or device can replicate the joy of watching a movie on a 70mm screen. The silver screen not only lights up a dark theatre but also brings new light to many peoples life. In India, there is a frenzied craze for movies. When a Shah Rukh Khan or a Rajnikant film brings a larger than life character on screen, the four corners of the country unite to cheer them. If cricket is considered the religion of India, the Indian film industry is definitely the heart of all Indians! With the advent of newer technologies, the joy of watching movie has increased manifold. Multiplexes have not only dotted the metropolitans but have also ushered in new aspirations and spirit into many second tier cities. Dehradun is one such city which got a new lease of life with the advent of multiplex cinemas such as PVR.
PVR (Priya Village Roadshow) Cinemas is the largest cinema chain in India having its presence in many cities across the country. PVR Cinemas started the first multiplex in the country in Saket, Delhi thus bringing in a paradigm shift to the film viewing experience. Over more than a decade of its existence, the growth of PVR Cinemas has been exceptional and it has redefined movie watching with high class seating, state-of-the-art screens and audio-visual systems. A quick search on Dehradun business listings shows that the Himalayan city has two PVR theatres- Glitz Cinema and SilverCity. Both the movie theatres have raised the benchmark of movie theatres in Dehradun.
The rise of new age cinema theatres is the result of the growth of Dehradun real estate. After it became the capital of a newly formed state craved out of Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun became the epicenter of development in the higher ranges of the Himalayas. Because of its proximity to Delhi, Dehradun has fast experienced change in the form of more investment in real estate, in IT, education etc. Dehradun schools were always known for their standard and excellence and with newer players entering the market, the competition just got stiffer. Due to all these reasons, jobs in Dehradun also saw an up rise with more and more youth staying back home. The result of the growth of Dehradun real estate has also been the growth of malls and movie theatres- two of which are Glitz Cinema and SilverCity.
Both the PVRs boast of excellent infrastructure (something that is new to Doon) and both enhances the movie watching experience. While Glitz Cinemas is located in The City Junction Mall, Near ISBT, Haridwar Bypass Road, Dehradun, SilverCity is located in 542, Rajpur Road, Parsvnath Eleganza Mall, Dehradun.
To get more information about movie timings, current shows, advance bookings you can visit the online repository on Dehradun- allindoon. From allindoon, you can not only get Dehradun business listings, but also know all about Dehradun schools, jobs in Dehradun etc. Check out other articles at .

Home Cinema Installation London now more affordable

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Home cinema installation London should be carried out professional with expert home cinema installers

London so you can be sure that the audio-visual equipment in your home cinema installation London is

wired up seamlessly and with minimum set up required on your part. Home Cinema Installation London can

be as extravagant or as minimalist as you want whether you’re on a tight budget or if you want a top of

the range fully integrated home cinema installation London. Home

Cinema Installation London are becoming more affordable due to the low prices on technology making

a home cinema installation London achievable in many homes from a surround speaker system and high

quality viewing on an LCD, LED, plasma or projector screen. A typical home cinema installation London

system may also include an amplifier and maybe a sub-woofer to project realistic and perfect sounds

from the recording through the home cinema installation London speakers. With affordable home cinema

installation London, you can watch films in top quality images and sound as good as films seen at the

local cinema but in the comfort of your own home. Many perceive a home cinema installation London to be

within reach of the wealthy who can afford their own private cinema room however home cinema

installation London can be easily set up in your normal living space which makes watching films and

normal TV shows a pleasure and enhances the enjoyment you receive from watching on a home cinema

installation London. Affordable home cinema installation London may upgrade your current TV set and

speak system with integrated audio-visual equipment which can also be connected to your music player

and the internet giving you more options at the touch of the button. Connecting your internet and music

to your home cinema installation London means you can play your favourite music play list and browse

the internet through your television set so you don’t have to start up your laptop or computer to surf

the net or fiddle around with the music system to play songs. Internet connection through the home

cinema installation London also means you can replay TV programmes that you’ve missed earlier in the

week on your television rather than the computer or laptop.

Zac Efron Stars In 17 Again On Directv Ppv Cinema

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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

Samsung Home Cinema Systems Vs Lg Home Cinema Systems

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Initially, going to the movie halls was the only option people had to enjoy watching movies. But now, things are different. Home cinema systems have made watching movies at home just as much fun as going to movie halls. There are many companies who have launched their home theatre systems. This article provides a comparative analysis of Samsung and LG Home Cinema Systems.

Sales revenue and features

Sony is the most popular brand when it comes to consumer electronics like LCD TV or home theatres. However, its very highly priced. The features and quality of LG and Samsung Home Cinema Systems are comparable as they fall in almost the same price bracket. When you look at the sales revenue, Samsung is presently ahead of LG. Samsung also provides for better and more advanced features as compared to LG home theatre.

Sound output

When we talk of middle price segment(5.1 channel, 300 to 350), both Samsung and LG home cinema systems have their own positives and negatives .In comparison to Samsung, the sound output of LG is better in almost all models available in LG home theatre. The speaker types that can be used with Samsung home cinema system are multimedia and powered. You can also use an extra pair of rear speakers without having to use any cable. The speaker types in LG are also powered but are enabled with surround system.

Other features (same price segment)

MP3 and CD/DVD players are the player components that are common in both LG and Samsung home theatre systems. But there are other player components that are found in LG home cinema system. These are A/V receiver and radio tuner. Samsung home cinema systems can playback only DVD and DVD audio, whereas LG can also play CD, and DVD-R/RW along with DVD. Playback file formats in both Samsung and LG systems are DivX and MP3. Both the home cinema systems have theatre DSP soundfield.

Conclusion

Be it audio quality or other features, all differ from model to model. Some features are better in LG, while Samsung fares better in others. Therefore, it is hard to say which home cinema system is better. It is just a matter of your personal preferences and the money you are ready to shell out to buy your home cinema system. Both LG and Samsung offer good after sales services. Although Samsung truly boasts of a bigger market share, LG scores better because of better speakers and sound quality.

London Cinema Listings

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One look at London’s cinema listings, and you are wonder-struck at the sheer number of films Londoners devour every week. More than 120 movies are showing in London’s theatres at any given day, and about 80 films release there every week.

London cinemas screen almost everything under the sun, including classics, world cinema, short films, and Bollywood. BFI Southbank (located on Belvedere Road) is a big name for serious movie buffs. BFI Southbank was formerly called the National Film Theatre, is operated by the British Film Institute, and is also known for its screening of classics and foreign cinema. It also hosts the London Film Festival.

BFI IMAX, meanwhile, is the biggest screen in Britain. It is over 20 metres high and 26 metres wide, has 11,600 watts of digital surround sound, and seats 500. BFI also takes credit for being home to London’s smallest screen: the BFI South bank Studio has just 38 seats. Apollo Piccadilly Circus, Odeon Mezzanine, and Empire Leicester are other small-capacity cinemas.

Art movie connoisseurs need no introduction to Curzon, an art-house cinema chain has 6 cinemas across London. Independent films are patronized by Curzon as well.

Odeon Cinemas is one of the largest chain of cinemas in Europe, and has about 26 cineplexes in London. The Odeon West End in Leicester Square has hosted the London Film Festival for many years.

Another popular name to reckon with for cinemas is Riverside Studios, located on the banks of the River Thames (Hammersmith, London). Riverside is known for its double-bill screenings of foreign language and independent films. It hosts foreign language film festivals, too.

There are places where you can watch a movie child-free (at the Over 18s screenings), and places (for e.g., he Electric, Rio, Picturehouse, Rue, Odeon) where you can watch a film with a baby.

If Hindi movies are your staple, then head to the Himalaya Palace, Southall, Upton Park Boleyn, Harrow Safari or Willesden Belle Vue; or any of Cineworld’s cinemas at Feltham, Staples Corner or Ilford.

Interestingly, there are increasingly more things to do in London at the cinemas, than merely watch films. You now get to breathe in some culture in the city’s cinema halls some being Odeon, Curzon Cinemas and BFI – which have started screening opera and ballet. In fact, the Royal Opera House has launched a venture that will see some ballet and opera performances being screened in over 700 cinemas worldwide.

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