Guarding Tess

guarding_tess_1994Guarding Tess is a 1994 American comedy-drama film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson. MacLaine plays a fictional former First Lady protected by an entourage of Secret Service agents led by one she continually exasperates (Cage).

The film is set in Somersville, Ohio (played by Parkton, Maryland[1]) and nominated for a Golden Globe award in 1995 (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical: Shirley MacLaine).

Doug Chesnic is a Secret Service agent who takes great pride in his job, performing his duties with the utmost professionalism. His assignment for the last three years has been a severe test of his patience. Doug is in charge of a team stationed in Ohio to protect Tess Carlisle, the widow of a former U.S. President.

Tess is well known for her diplomatic and philanthropic work, but seems to regard Doug less as a security offi...

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They Call Me Mister Tibbs

 Mister TibbsThey Call Me Mister Tibbs!, stylized with emphasis (an underline) on “Mister”, is a 1970 DeLuxe Color film, a sequel to 1967’s In the Heat of the Night. The title was taken from a line in the first film.

Sidney Poitier reprised his role of police detective Virgil Tibbs, though in this sequel, he is working for the San Francisco Police rather than the Philadelphia Police (as in the original film) or the Pasadena Police (as in the novels).

Detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), now a lieutenant with the San Francisco police, is assigned to investigate the murder of a prostitute. A prime suspect is Rev. Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau), a liberal street preacher and political organizer, who insists to him that he was merely visiting the hooker in a professional capacity, advising her spiritually.

He questions a janitor from the victim’s building, Mealie (Juano Hernandez), as well as another m...

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Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 American legal political thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby Shaw and Denzel Washington as Washington Herald reporter Gray Grantham. Music was composed by James Horner. This was the last film to feature Pakula as a producer and writer before his death.

Two Supreme Court justices are assassinated by the professional assassin “Sam” Khamel (Stanley Tucci).

Tulane University Law School student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) writes a legal brief detailing her theory on why they were killed and under whose orders. She delivers it to her law professor, mentor and secret lover Thomas Callahan (Sam Shepard). He gives a copy to his friend Gavin Verheek (John Heard), attorney and special counsel to the Director of the FBI.

Callahan is killed by a car bomb...

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Watch Latest Movie Trailers

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by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer

Before you spend your hard earned money purchasing a movie ticket, it’s always best to ensure that movie will be worth your time. One of the best ways of getting a fair idea whether or not you will like a particular movie is to watch movie trailers.

Convenient Websites

The internet has made it very convenient for movie lovers to get the latest movie news and watch movie trailers of upcoming movies, from the comfort of your home. If you have a passion for films isn’t it convenient if you can find all the information you need from the star cast to the plot line in one comprehensive website? This will make it so much easier to select the movies you wish to see based on various movies review.

If you are a fan of films and love a particular actor or actress you can download movie posters from the special websites, get the latest Hollywood ...

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View the Best Movies

Classic Movies
by TNLNYC

The best movies in the world are usually accredited with cinematic appreciation awards. These awards include the Grammy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, Oscars and many more. The measurement of success is divided into several distinctive categories.

Some of the nominations for categories are the greatest scene, writer, actor, movie, director, screen play and even costume. The more awards a film wins the better chances of the film to be touted one of the best movies of all times.

Classic movies are considered great cinematic pieces as well. Several Old Hollywood films are unbeatable and will remain timeless for its elegance in the formative years of the cinema. For instance, the motion pictures which made superstars such as James Dean and Marlon Brando the stature of Hall of Famers in the hearts of million are described as unsurpassed in cinematic excellence.

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Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the BanditSmokey and the Bandit is a 1977 American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry.  Smokey and the Bandit was the directorial debut of stuntman Hal Needham. It inspired several other trucking films, including two sequels, Smokey and the Bandit II and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3.

There was also a series of 1994 television films (Bandit Goes Country, Bandit Bandit, Beauty and the Bandit, and Bandit’s Silver Angel) from original director/writer Hal Needham that were loosely based on the earlier version, with actor Brian Bloom playing Bandit. The three original films introduced two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am, and the Dodge Stealth in the television movie. Smokey and the Bandit was the second-highest-grossing film of 1977, second only to Star Wars.

Wealthy Texan Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormick) ...

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Red Dawn

Red DawnRed Dawn is a 1984 American war film directed by John Milius, filmed in Metrocolor and Panavision, and co-written by Milius and Kevin Reynolds. It stars Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey. It is notable for being the first film to be released in the US with a Motion Picture Association of America PG-13 rating.

The film is set in an alternate history timeline in which the United States is invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies.[3] However, the onset of World War III is in the background and not fully elaborated. The story follows a group of American high school students who resist the occupation with guerrilla warfare, calling themselves Wolverines, after their high school mascot.

On a September morning, in the small town of Calumet, Colorado, a local high school teacher pauses when he sees Soviet paratroopers landing ...

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The Importance Of Music In The Movies

The Importance Of Music In The Movies
by wallyg

What is the importance of music when making a movie. If of you take music away from movies, even in award-winning ones, you will end up with a dull movie that lacks something. This is why having the right music for different parts of a movie are essential. So, what makes music so important to be incorporated in movies, here are the reasons why.

It aids in expressing certain emotions or atmosphere within the movie.

Motion films started without the sound of voice. Actors would convey their emotions through their faces and action, though there were dialogue cards present. During this time, having a music score incorporated in the movie was very important as it also helps portray the emotion of the scene. If the character needs to portray a sad feeling, accompanying the scene with a sad music can make the audience feel the emotion being portrayed, even without words.

In modern-day...

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Some Examples Of Classic Movies To Watch

Classic Movies
by Clement Soh

Have you ever gone back and watched one of your favorite movies and found that it no longer held the same humor, relevance or enjoyment it once did? Not all movies hold up over time but there are some that are some classic movies that are as good today as the day they were released.

Today we consider these movies classics because the stories they tell are still meaningful. We can still marvel at their originality and the quality of the acting remains.

Fortunately, these movies are still available to be shared with future generations to enjoy. Following are a few classics you may want to watch with your loved ones.

The Little Mermaid. It’s been about 20 years since this movie was released. It is considered a classic for its poignant story and beautiful animation. It’s a wonderful movie that your family is sure to enjoy. They may even want to sing along.

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Unique Musicals

Musicals
by HatM

For those who tend to avoid unique musicals due to their gimmicky nature, saccharine soaked plot lines and implausibility, there is now a good reason to reassess your outlook. Yes, for every historical epic such as Les Miserables there is an almost cynical cash-in such as Mamma Mia (although these shows themselves can actually be surprisingly fun when given the chance as their enduring popularity shows), but with the recent surge in theatre tickets London being sold, new voices are being given the chance to make their mark.

Whilst shows such as Rent and Avenue Q have offered a new take on the musical and challenged the conventions of the genre, there are also now musicals which are simply more interesting without taking a more adult-approach.

One such show that has recently started playing in London is Matilda...

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The Abyss

The AbyssThe Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. In The Abyss an American submarine sinks in the Caribbean, the US search and recovery team works with an oil platform crew, racing against Russian vessels to recover the boat. Deep in the ocean, they encounter something unexpected.

In 1988, the U.S. Ohio-class submarine USS Montana has an encounter with an unidentified submerged object and sinks near the Cayman Trough. With Soviet ships moving in to try to salvage the sub and a hurricane moving over the area, the U.S. government opts to send a SEAL team to Deep Core, a privately-owned experimental underwater drilling platform near the Cayman Trough to use as a base of operations. The platform’s designer, Dr...

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Tin Cup

tin-cupRoy “Tin Cup” McAvoy (Kevin Costner) is a former golf prodigy who has little ambition. He owns a driving range in West Texas, where he drinks and hangs out with his pal Romeo Posar (Cheech Marin) and their friends. Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a clinical psychologist, wants a golf lesson. She asks Roy because he knows her boyfriend David Simms (Don Johnson), a top professional golfer. Roy is immediately attracted to her, but she sees through his charm and resists.

Simms shows up at Roy’s trailer ahead of a local benefit tournament. Roy thinks he is being invited to play, but Simms actually wants to hire him as a caddy (since Roy knows the course). During the round, Roy needles Simms about “laying up” instead of having the nerve to take a 230-yard shot over a water hazard. Simms fires back that Roy’s problem is playing recklessly instead of playing the percentages...

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Movie Download Sites Have The Old Classic Movies

Old movie downloads are lots of fun to look at and reminisce about your popular movie lines or remember where you were when a certain movie was best-selling. Old classic movies have never been more accessible to watch with the coming of the internet, and now it is possible to go back in time and look at old movie trailers that you never thought you’d see again.

The internet may have its majority of clients surfing for the latest buzz on upcoming news and movies to watch or to watch out for, but there are also sites that has a movie collection that goes back a couple of years, these sites offers their past time movie lovers the luxury of viewing their favorite movies as simple as viewing the latest ones.

These sites knows the importance of old movie downloads, and the feelings and joy it brings back to the viewer, so it saves the customer a lot of time in researching and video shop hoppin...

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Hoosiers

hoosiersI feel that this is one of the best sports movies that I have ever seen, and I have seen it several times.  They are now celebrating the 30th anniversary of the making of Hoosiers.  I am also happy to say that some of the scenes for the movie were shot in a little town called New Richmond,  which is about 20 miles from where I live, that they transformed into the town of Hickory.

To show their support for the movie Hoosiers, the pro basketball team, the Indiana Pacers are wearing uniforms based on the movie Hoosiers during 6 of their games this season, affirming their connection to and love for their home state.

Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship...

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Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis is a musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1944. Divided into a series of seasonal vignettes, starting with Summer 1903, it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis, leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair) in the spring of 1904.[4][5] Meet Me In St. Louis stars Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer, Tom Drake, Leon Ames, Marjorie Main, June Lockhart, and Joan Carroll.

Meet Me In St. LouisIn Meet Me In St. Louis it is summer 1903. The Smith family leads a comfortable upper-middle class life. Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames) and his wife Anna (Mary Astor) have four daughters: Rose (Lucille Bremer), Esther, Agnes, and Tootie; and a son, Lon Jr. (Henry H. Daniels, Jr...

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Nothing Beats Attending Live Concerts

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by dbking

If you want to enjoy having a good time with your mate, family or friends, then there are many different types of activities you can choose from. Many people love to travel in groups if they can get a hold of cheap airline tickets. Others love to take in all of the latest top box office movies. But, for many people, there is nothing better than attending live concerts.

Just about anyone who gets a great deal of enjoyment from listening to music or watching music videos will also enjoy attending live concerts put on by their favorite band, group or solo musical artist. Any time a group or an individual performs live, it is called a concert and in most cases the concert events are related to musical performances, and these performances are held in front of an audience of fans of the band or performer that is on stage.

There are also many informal terms often used to refer to con...

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Hollywood Blockbusters Get Enough Publicity. Let The Classics Take You Back To Yesteryear.

Classic Movies
by Clement Soh

Colorful movie posters hit you in the face everywhere you go. You can’t watch anything on TV without a commercial touting the latest big cinematic production. If you go to a movie, you will see countless previews of upcoming movie attractions.  Hollywood Blockbusters get enough publicity.  Let the Classics take you back to yesteryear.

We all get the picture. It’s all about the latest in really cool technology. Where did all the movies of yesteryear go? What are those reels of celluloid doing while you are languishing in front of the silver screen watching coming attractions?

I’ll tell you what happened to them. They lie abandoned and alone. Bereft and at sea, languishing about in a pile of dust somewhere within the depths of a vault while everyone goes around looking for something better...

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A League of Their Own

A League of Their OwnA League of Their Own is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, A League of Their Own stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Lori Petty.

In 1988, Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) attends the opening of the new All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame. She sees many of her former teammates and friends, prompting a flashback to 1943.

In A League of Their Own, when World War II threatens to shut down Major League Baseball, candy magnate and Cubs owner Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall) persuades his fellow owners to bankroll a women’s league. Ira Lowenstein (David Strathairn) is put in charge, and Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) is sent out to recruit players...

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Rooster Cogburn

Rooster CogburnBecause of his drunkenness and questionable use of firearms, aging U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) has been stripped of his badge. But he’s given a chance to redeem himself after a village in Indian Territory is overrun by a gang of violent, ruthless criminals, who’ve killed an elderly preacher, Rev. George Goodnight (Jon Lormer). His spinster daughter, Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn), wants to join Rooster Cogburn to track the criminals down, becoming his unwilling partner. But Rooster must use care, because the criminals, led by Hawk (Richard Jordan) and Breed (Anthony Zerbe), have stolen a shipment of nitroglycerine. Rooster rides by the following morning, while Eula and Wolf mourn their friend’s and family member’s deaths. Rooster convinces them to come, but he attempts to drop them off at Bagby’s Store, but the trio follow him close behind...

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The Birds

The BirdsIn The Birds, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren), plays a young socialite known for rather racy behavior and playing pranks, meets lawyer Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) in a San Francisco bird shop. He wants to purchase a pair of lovebirds for his sister’s eleventh birthday, but the shop has none. He had seen her in court once before when her recklessness resulted in the breaking of a plate-glass window, but she does not know him; attracted, he plays a prank by pretending to mistake her for a salesperson. She is infuriated when she discovers this, even though she also likes to play practical jokes. Then, intrigued by his veiled advance, she finds his weekend address in Bodega Bay, purchases a pair of lovebirds, and makes the long drive to deliver them. Discovering he is not there, she leaves the birds inside the Brenner family home, with a note...

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