The Wolverine Movie Information And Review

Fans of the X-Men series and the comic book hero, as well as many of their wives, will salivate over The Wolverine, the sixth installment within the mega-successful series. The movie features Hugh Jackman again as the main character as he battles with his immortality. Jackman gets a producer credit for the film, which is set in Japan.


After Jackman in the lead role of Logan/Wolverine, the cast is a Who’s Who of Japanese actors and actresses. Tao Okamoto plays Mariko Yashida, who is the daughter of an important Yakuza crime boss. Mariko is pulled between her love and feelings for Logan and also her required duty to her father. Mariko’s father, Shingen Yashida, is the number one antagonist to Jackman’s Wolverine. Moviegoers may recognize Will Yun Lee, an American-born actor of Korean descent. Lee has played a recurring role on the new Hawaii Five-O series and recently served as Captain Cho in the remake of the 1980s classic Red Dawn.


The film is set some time after X-Men: The Last Stand, where Logan has traveled to Japan to escape. He realizes that everyone he has loved and cared about dies and, being immortal, he does not. Faced with so much pain, he retreats into his world while living in Japan. He is happy to get away from everything and everyone until a mysterious someone from his past tracks him down. Someone he has saved in the past finds Logan to give him exactly what he is looking for – mortality. Logan is hired to protect Mariko Yashida when she is threatened in a war between the Yakuza and local law enforcement. Logan/Wolverine will be pushed to his emotional and physical limits as he goes to battle the Yakuza.


If you are an action movie seeker, you will find enough action in The Wolverine to tie you over for weeks. The sheer site of the shirtless Jackman will be all it takes to get the wives and girlfriends in the seats. Set in Japan, there are plenty of samurai swords and ninjas for the action lover. Throw in a bullet train ride and some nice explosions and The Wolverine proves its worthiness as an action film extraordinaire. But, the real story is Wolverine’s battle with his own personal demons. He doesn’t know how to deal with his own immortality. He has a tough time watching his loved ones die. But all that will change and Wolverine will come out of his ordeal stronger and more powerful than ever.

300 Light Or Superman Screen Test? Immortals Visually Stunning Though Dramatically Generic

To say Sin City and 300 were visual game changers in film would be a major understatement. Their CGI was specifically tailored to reflect the films’ comic book (yes, “comic book”, not “graphic novel”) origins, giving them an otherworldly feel that is somewhat divorced from reality. Film is an escapist medium and that pioneering CGI did much to reinforce that state of unreality. Immortals, directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell), follows that trend. It is visually stunning and perhaps one of the better representations of motion art in recent memory. Many scenes are shot as though they were paintings come to life. Rich tones of luminescent gold and vibrant crimson red dominate the film, with darkest marble and dark blue hues supplied in contrast, especially to show the difference between the divine (the Greek Gods) and the secular (humanity). However, this approach works both for and against the film. Instead of a war of gods, we are presented with a superhero comic book film dressed in mythological attire.

Evil Hyperion (a somewhat out of place Mickey Rourke), a ruler with a grudge against the Green Pantheon, seeks the Epirus Bow, a mythical weapon powerful enough to free their nemesi the Titans from the bowels of Mount Tartarus in order to bring about the Gods’ destruction. The Gods are forbidden to interfere (though it is never explained why) unless and until the Titans are freed, so Zeus (Luke Evans), in mortal guise (John Hurt, doing his best Obi-Wan impression), prepares Theseus (Henry Cavill) to lead the world of men for the upcoming battle. With the aid of virgin Oracle Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and thief Starvos (Stephen Dorff), Theseus races to obtain the bow before Hyperion.

The film moves along at a furious pace with little by way of dead spots or unnecessary exposition. While this makes for flowing narrative it unfortunately sacrifices character development. Any emotional attachment seems cursory, the closest semblance to same comes in Theseus relationship with his mother (Anne-Day Jones), but it is in short supply. Even the requisite love scene between Theseus and Phaedra comes off as perfunctory. The score by Trevor Morris helps move the story along but the only thing it seems to inspire is foreboding, even in the quiet scenes. However, it is virtually indistinguishable from any other generic score, almost sounding like a Tyler Bates riff.

But then, this isn’t an Ivory Merchant film production. What it sacrifices in emotional heft it makes up for in stunning visuals, combining CGI and actual set pieces. I’ve often said that slow motion bullet time is overused and overrated as a device, but at least here Singh uses it creatively by juxtaposing the fighting styles of the Gods/Titans with those of the human forces. The mortal fight scenes are gritty brutality whereas the Gods/Titans battles are stylized, CGI ballets. Kudos go to the fight choreographer as well as the sound master. The viewer is made to feel every blow viscerally with or without 3D (the version I saw was without) and there are very few films in recent memory that invoke that response.

Unfortunately, the Gods give us no reason to root for their survival. The Greek Pantheon were never presented as saints in literature so arguably they run true to form here. And according to Hyperion’s backstory he is justified in his actions against them to a degree. Perhaps if Singh had chosen to make the Gods more sympathetic by explaining why their proverbial hands were tied in human matters or at least show remorse for their inability to prevent tragedies the story would be more satisfying. However, it is a missed opportunity. If it weren’t for the fact that Hyperion is a thoroughly unlikable character, they sympathies could have gone either way. Also, it doesn’t help that the entire Panthenon (and the majority of humanity in the film for that matter) look as though they’ve just come out of a session at LA Fitness or Bally’s. Yes, they are Gods and the humans live in a brutal landscape that would engender various degrees of fitness. Yes, if one was Immortal and had the power to do so their desire for physical perfection would be a foregone conclusion. Oddly, the actors do not project that feeling. They don’t have the comfortable ease or ambivilance at their physical perfection. Instead, they strut and pose; especially the Gods, who don’t quite carry of the fantastical garments that adorn them (Poseidon’s “Princess Leia” helmet being the most humorously egregious).

Currently, Cavill is “Clark Kent/Superman” in the currently shooting Superman: The Man of Steel which is set for release in 2013. While it may be a tad inappropriate, it cannot be helped to consider Immortals as a hint of what Cavill will bring to the role. With his square jaw and being clad in a cloak worn in similar fashion as the Man of Steel, Cavill brings an old fashioned heroic earnestness to his portrayal. However, given the subject matter there is very little in the way of humor to his performance. He shows promise, but at times his performance here is one note rage; something which may be attributed to the direction. A speech that should have been rousing falls somewhat short, for example. Cavill tries with the material at hand but is inconsistent in terms of his success.

As Hyperion, Mickey Rourke seems lost half the time while on the other half he is appropriately menacing. But on the whole he seems bored with the whole thing. There is no real character here; just Rourke doing his patented tough guy shtick transplanted in a mythological setting. The only time he truly comes alive is when he is engaged with Theseus. He may be there for just for the paycheck, but when it really matters he delivers the goods and earns every penny.

In the end, Immortals is pretty to look at but it takes itself way too seriously. Even the recent remake of Clash of the Titans had moments of humor to offset what passed for the drama. If you’re into a celebration of carnage with copious amounts of throat slitting and blood letting in better than technicolor, then this movie should satisfy. In terms of gripping drama and character development, you might be better off waiting for The Muppets.

Soulmate Movies

There are probably thousands of good soulmate movies, so we have listed some our very favorite soulmate movies here. All of them are great soulmate movies to watch although they all contain a Hollywood twist that takes it just a bit over the top, only the way Hollywood can do it. Interesting thing is that each of these soulmate movies had a soulmate crisis point that each of the parties had to work through, to grow and evolve.

Jerry Maguire – when he tells Renee Zegweller’s character “You complete me”? Really Tom? You are supposed to be complete on your own, but you are weak. We get it. It was very romantic to show up that way though and give all our readers hope that their romantic relationships will end up the same way.

Braveheart – William Wallace turned Scotland upside down to take revenge on the English lord who killed his secret wife, Murron. Her ghost seems to haunt him for the rest of his life until the end when she just comes for him to take him to heaven, as he is tortured and beheaded…and they are reunited in paradise. We do believe however, that is a soulmate goes before the other, the soulmate will come for you when it is your time.

City of Angels – an angel gives up his wings, and place in Heaven, to be united with a mortal woman. She dies and goes to Heaven. He is stuck on the earth without her. A true soulmate tragedy as the experience forced him to learn a major life lesson… don’t give up your wings.

Reformation – The character Meg Ryan walks around the insane asylum of a mid 17th century English country hospital insisting Robert Downey Jr.’s character is her “split apart”.

Titanic – Rose still dreams of Jack 60 plus years after the tragic sinking of the Titanic and ‘every night in her dreams, she sees him, she feels him’. Yes you will always dream of your soulmate, if they go to the other side before you, if they end your relationship or there are relationship issues. Some of you will even dream of your soulmate before you meet them!

The Lake House – Alex and Kate live in parallel universes but they are able to communicate via letter through the magical mailbox. They make plans to meet, but then delay the meeting to save one of their lives and postpone it to some future date.. again undergoing the trials and tribulations of a true soulmate relationship and the sacrifices they had to make to ultimately be together at some future time.

Twilight – She loves him even though he is a vampire…..and could kill her. Then again he could make her immortal so they could become immortal soulmates until someone puts a stake in their hearts.

What other soulmate movies can you think of that have soulmate themes in them? We are not making fun of these soulmate movies as most of them do have great stories and screenplays. However, soulmate movies and romance novels can present an overly romanticized view of the true soulmate relationship which we can then project onto the expectation for our own relationships. Let’s leave the fantastical to Hollywood, and be realistic in our soulmate relationships and they will naturally improve.

Movie Posters for That Loving Feeling

Movie posters can stand by itself as a work of art. They decorate otherwise drab walls of theaters and put life into them. They tell a story, they speak something about the films they are promoting. As the song goes a picture can paint a thousand words.

The movie posters are employed to advertise a movie. They came into existence since the earliest public exhibitions of film. The movie posters started as placards listing the line up movies to be shown at the theater. With the onset of the 1900s, the movie posters took on a different turn. They have now illustrations of a scene from individual movies.

In the beginning the movie posters were created and produced solely for use of the theaters. The film ads were very necessary for a film to succeed. They were returned to the distributors after the film was done in theaters. This is true in the United States of America. The movie posters were returned to the National Screen Service (NSS). But somehow some of the movie posters found their way into the hands of collectors and film poster dealers. This is especially true when the NSS stopped its operation in 1985.

By this time the film studios took over direct production and distribution of movie posters for the films they produced. This started the spreading out of the process of making and distributing movie posters. Nowadays film posters are produced in great quantities to promote a movie because they are now being sold directly to the public by retailers who bought them from studio distributors. Movie posters also have now invaded the internet. The studios that created these film ads placed them on their websites for the promotion of their movie films. The easy access and readily available movie posters do not now make collectors’ items. Rare movie posters can cost up to thousands of dollars.

Movie studios then have to make several movie ads for one theater since theaters then only show one movie at a time. Thus different sizes of movie posters were created to promote the movie film all over the theater. But with the advent of multiple screen cinemas sizes of movie posters were standardized. This is because the theater spaces have to be apportioned among more films. But there are still different sized posters for distribution to other countries.

Movie posters in one way or another have helped greatly the promotion of a certain film. It lasts, if cared for properly, and it can serve as décor on wall of a room or walls which need to be lightened up. The posters can become a sort of collection. It makes a certain movie unforgotten sort of immortalizing it. The movie posters provoke certain emotions in the viewer most especially when it is an old movie and a good one.

It makes one wax nostalgic for movies of long ago. Day in and day out while looking at the movie posters of old movies serve as a reminder when the world was not as chaotic as it is today.

Top 10 Romantic Movies of Hollywood

Movies have always created an aura of magic and charm in the world of dream. A larger than life portrayal of characters, which make deep impressions in the sensitive minds of film lovers, remain forever. Hundreds of films are being made every year. But only a few movies can create that magic spell on its viewers. These dreams which are gracefully created on the silver screen, make a permanent place in the hearts of millions of movie lovers.

It is very hard for anyone to select the top10 romantic movies of a lifetime. Since every good romantic film has its own charm and delicacy. Even then, there are very few films, which never loose its charm even with age.

One film like that has to be” Roman Holiday” which starred Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. A glamorously created movie set in Rome. It is the tale of a beautiful princess who is bored with her daily routine of grandeur and opulence. So she sets off for a quick look at the regular life of ordinary people and ends up at the quaint little apartment of Gregory Peck who happens to be a journalist. Thus the romance starts between the princess and the pauper. The dramatic and yet unhappy ending of this film makes it immortal in its genre.

A second film in the romantic category has got be “Anastasia” starring Yule Breyner and Grace Kelly. Though a Russian folk tale, the film was adapted and created esthetically in the backdrop of Russia. It is the ultimate dream made visible on the celluloid. The fantasy and fairy tale romance between gorgeous Grace Kelly and tough Yule Breyner makes this film an evergreen tale of romance.

At third place there is “Walk In The Clouds”, which stars Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon. Shot in northern California the film narrates a very mushy love between two strangers in the beautiful intoxicating vineyards of northern California.

Fourth, a film that comes to mind is a different kind of a love story, which is named “Ghost” starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze. The name says it is not a love between two mortal human beings but between a wife and her dead husband, who loves his lovely wife so dearly that even after his death he protects her from every possible danger. Then comes Whoopi Goldberg whose character becomes immortal as ever. She even won her first Oscar for this role. Did I miss to say that Ghost was her first film?

Fifth, “Pearl Harbor” takes its place in the list of top 10 movies. This movie is set in the backdrop of the second world war and the notorious destruction caused by the Japanese on the Pearl Harbor. Kate Bekinsale and Ben Afflek looked like a twosome in this film. It is a real love story in the time of distress. The cinematography was excellent as were the songs, which were sung by Faith Hill.

Sixth comes “Titanic”, an all time favorite of everyone. The famous song sung by Celine Dion has made a permanent place in the hearts of millions.

Seventh comes “When Harry met Sally”, a fun movie to watch. Meg Ryan is marvelous in this movie. A romantic comedy in genre, this film is a delight to watch.

Eighth, it is “Pretty Woman” a heart-warming movie with all the commercial ingredients. The star cast is the main attraction of this movie.

Ninth, it is ‘”You’ve Got Mail” starring the evergreen pair Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. This film is a first of its kind.

And lastly it is none other than “Splash”, which is again a very unusual love story between a mermaid played by swimmer Daryll Hannah and a small time employee characterized by Tom Hanks.

Secret Principles of Immortality, Edition 1

I posted a comment at Smithsonian Magazine’s article on The World’s Oldest Living Things, and at Project Syndicate’s article asking the question “Should We Live to 1000?” re-stating a principle that has developed slowly in my mind for about thirty years—and I come from a family of geniuses. The principle is that immortality consists of four distinct categories or principles, which are generally realized alone and individually, without strong support from the others.

The first principle is the wisdom of age before youth. According to this view, it is possible to conserve youth into a gradual endowment that pays off gradually, later in life. Perhaps life only requires a number of governing principles, which grant opportunities. The second principle is noble athleticism. Someone endowed with a very great form of health could nobly live longer than anyone, by virtue of a privileged advantage. this seems expensive, and as some people have learned about athletes, in real life there may be some proneness to degeneration, as the pumped-up metabolism hits a wall. The third principle is what I call “vampirism”—the reliance on medical science or parasitically preying on other organisms. This has seemed serious only in the context of advanced medical science (that is, unless vampires are real). The fourth principle is sheer adaptation. Perhaps something like reaction time, metabolism, or business savvy could pay off with very special circumstances.

In the case of the world’s oldest plants, each seemed to have some of these characteristics, either by strong competition with other organisms, or strong vitality, or some highly specific means-to-an-end, or adaptation to the environment. In the case of the world’s longest-lived people, what is often cited is a genetic disposition combined with a steady diet, enough sleep, and avoiding the worst habits. Largely these are factors that meld with the four characteristics: this may include compatibility with medicine, not gaining weight from being over-athletic, responding intelligently to the environment on a daily basis, and having good mental habits.

Reaching this point in history it doesn’t seem very exciting to be so moderate as to require someone to be genetically adapted, or make healthy choices. However, the tradition dates back centuries to primary examples that once seemed very extreme, examples of paradigmatic virtue.

There is a report of a monk in China who once sealed himself in a cave for ten years, eating nothing but a special kind of moss. When the cave was opened ten years after the beginning of his project, he was still alive. He even smiled, and greeted people. Sagacious people have long been seen as prime examples of the sort of pious and humble characters who would pursue the path of immortal life. The character Lao Tzu described a path that was dark, a “Gateway to all understanding” (Mitchell translation). Likewise, the opposing Chinese view of Confucius advocates that virtue for the family and government will benefit the individual with fortune and long life. Perhaps these characters are the best evidence that immortality could be found by eating some special kind of moss.

One Chinese man is now called the God of Immortality, because he is supposed to have lived for over 350 years. While this is an exception, not everyone believes the Biblical account that life is capped at 150.

Recent news reports that a substance called Telomerase, when used in certain types of gene therapy, extends the life-spans of rats by 25% in one dose. While the same evidence has not yet been found in humans, this is the first evidence of a form of medicine that improves lifespan in any organism by an amount that may be more pronounced than the passage of time.

Perhaps combining contemporary medicine with more traditional principles of advantage, such as my four categories, would lead to greater longevity. While not all athletes live to old age, research has shown that exercise improves the strength of bones and muscles. Wisdom is often said to connote long life, such as prudence, moderation, and the pursuit of happiness. Recent movies have promoted a character of exhilaration that suggests sheer adaptation as a kind of option for future urbanites. Perhaps a dose of immortality is only possible for those that respond intelligently to information. Combining multiple of these factors may also improve the advantage for long life. Moderate life-long athleticism for example, is widely reported amongst adults who are functional in their 80’s. And there is evidence that those that don’t develop Alzheimer’s have been motivated to make prudent decisions to curtail stress factors during the productive years of life.

Furthermore, there may be a principle of ascertained risk which is put into medical research, which is more accountable in the principles of the mind than it is in the outward character of athletes, interactions, or even knowledge. This new character of risk encountered in medicine points towards a conservation of momentum, a return to Aristotle’s principle of moderation, and an affirmation of any quantifiable categories of functional longevity.

Therefore, where stress encounters risk, it no longer seems advisable to stress the limit. Where products have allure, the new test is for conservation of prior examples. For in the past, everyone is more wise, but everyone is less fortunate. Medicine should be grounded not only in the vampire-urge to use chemicals, but also in other categories of functional longevity: the wise one, who works with a will. The chimeric one, who knows his environment. And the strong one, who has the mandate of heaven.

Personally, I return to my own principled advantage, to live so moderately that age comes before youth. With that principle in mind, athletes, doctors, and dopplegangers may cower with fright.

Movie Review For the Forbidden Kingdom

This is a magical fantasy movie starring Hong Kong Kung fu Legends Jackie Chan, and Jet Li in their first collaboration. Jackie Chan (Police story, Drunken Master, The Myth) plays Old Hop in the real world and Lu Yan in the fantasy Forbidden Kingdom, while Jet Li (Romeo must die, Hero) plays The Monkey King, and also stars as The Silent Monk.

The story surrounds Jason Tripitikas played by Michael Angarano (24, Will and Grace) being bullied by a gang, and his love of Kung fu movies, which he rents from an elderly Old Hop (Jackie Chang), during one particular night, Old Hop is robbed, and in the event of trying to protect Old Hop, he gets hold of an old staff, which transports him into the realm of the magical Forbidden Kingdom, where an evil Jade Warlord played by well known Kung fu Star Collin Chou. The Jade Warlord has taken over the Forbidden Kingdom while the King of Heaven is away.

This magical kingdom has a select number of Immortals, who cannot be killed except by a jade poison dart. It turns out that there was an immortal a Monkey King (also played by Jet Li), who had been challenged to a duel by the evil Jade Warlord, who was growing increasingly bitter over the favouritism shown to the Monkey King by the King of Heaven, as the King of Heaven left the Forbidden Kingdom into the hands of the Jade Warlord until his return, the Jade Warlord saw the opportunity to end the Monkey King once and for all, by attempting to kill him during the duel, just in time before he is killed the Monkey King freezes into stone, and sends out his magical staff out of the Forbidden Kingdom, and a prophecy was born that one will come that will return the Monkey King’s staff to the rightful owner.

Our young protagonist suddenly finds himself in the Forbidden Kingdom, where he, Lu Yan, his associate Golden Sparrow played by the lovely Yifei Liu and a monk known as The Silent Monk (also played by Jet Li) have to get the staff to the Monkey King, however he is still immortalised in stone, in the lair of the Jade King.

The cinematography gives the impression of being in a fantasy world, where everything is possible.

It has some classic funny moments, especially where Lu Yan is trying to summon rain while the stern faced Silent Monk makes a mockery of his attempt.

This is a great action movie with fantastic comedy moments, and the fans are no doubt clamouring for a sequel.

Immortals Review

When I heard that Immortals was coming out I was okay with seeing it. Then I saw the advertisement that said it was “from the producers of 300″ and my interest level dropped down significantly. I didn’t like 300 and I figured this movie would be fashioned after it. I was going to review it regardless of how I felt and I was hoping to at least be satisfied with the violence of the action scenes.

In Immortals, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his army are rummaging through Greece as they search for the Bow of Epirus. If he attains the bow, he can rule the world and overthrow the gods. As Hyperion is destroying all in his path, he ends up running into Theseus (Henry Cavill), a man who is chosen by the gods to save the world and its people. Neither one of them know this at the start, but will soon find out when the Oracle known as Phaedra (Freida Pinto) enters the picture.

This movie was really about nothing. I think they just threw it together in order to use the same style that was utilized in 300 and hopefully make some money off of it. It didn’t seem like a lot of effort was put into the plot or anything else for that matter. Speaking of the plot, they took forever to set it up and most of it was useless. For example, they had one guy turn on his army and join Hyperion’s side for no reason. He didn’t even do anything once he was over there and his character served no purpose outside of that and his initiation scene. At least give him some actual importance to the film.

As long as it took to set up the plot of Immortals, they did nothing to develop the character played by Henry Cavill. They never even tried to build him up as anything special and that’s crazy since he had the main role. I hope he brings more to the table when he takes the lead role in the next Superman movie, because his performance in Immortals was so empty. Based on this, he would’ve probably been better off auditioning for the remake of Robocop. He has no charisma or personality and didn’t do anything to separate himself from the rest of the cast like he should have. Maybe if he switched roles with Stephen Dorff his emotionless and robotic performance wouldn’t have been as noticeable and the movie would have been more watchable.

When it comes to the acting as a whole, Dorff was easily the best of the bunch and that stood out as much as I would at a KKK rally. Everyone else was just so bland and had absolutely no depth to their characters. They also didn’t focus enough on the Greek gods. For the most part, these guys got on-screen, dominated and left. In a way, they didn’t even feel like gods. They came off like they were humans with super powers instead. It didn’t help matters when these guys came out (no pun intended) dressed up with outfits that look like they were straight (pun intended) out of Elton John’s closet either.

One of the criticisms that I had about the 2011 version of Conan the Barbarian was how weak they made the army of the opposing leader look. That’s basically what happened in Immortals. This army is on the verge of taking over the world and you have one guy plowing through many of its soldiers who for some reason decide to attack him one at a time. Not only that, but as he’s dismantling a good portion of the army by himself, many of the other soldiers run right past him to face his allies instead of just killing him when they had the chance. You see this guy destroying massive parts of your army and you don’t even try to stop him? That doesn’t make sense.

When an action movie fails on almost every level, you would hope that at least the action would be fun to watch right? Well that didn’t happen in this movie. The action was simple, quick and lazy for the most part. Aside from some of the visuals (including a decent nude backshot from what I think was a Freida Pinto body double), Immortals had nothing to offer. Solid visuals don’t make up for a plot that didn’t make sense, robotic characters and lame action. At least make movies like this fun. I can get graphics like this or better from video games.

Score: 1.5/5

Rating: R

Director: Tarsem Singh

Henry Cavill
Stephen Dorff
Mickey Rourke
Freida Pinto
Luke Evans
John Hurt
Kellan Lutz

Film Length: 110 minutes

Release Date: November 11, 2011

Distributor: Relativity Media

Top Five Movies For T-Shirts

Movie t-shirts are everywhere these days. No matter where you go, you are sure to see a picture of Will Ferrell or Chewbacca on sombody’s chest. If you search the internet you will certainly find thousands of t-shirts inspired by hundreds of different Hollywood stars and pictures. Films as different as “The Notebook” and “Half Baked” each have inspired clothing to be designed in their honor. Every cinematic genre from horror to comedy and even documentaries all serve as idea sources for clothing designers. Not every feature film that hits the big screen is worthy of being immortalized on the clothing of hipsters and young people however.

In order to attract attention from clothing designers and fans alike, a movie must meet a series of criteria. To be truly worthy of inspiring clothing designs a cinematic feature must be a perfect combination of funny, unique, quotable, memorable, and popular. These five factors determine the success or failure of a movie t-shirt, and the five films listed below have proven to be the best at blending those factors.

  1. The Big Lebowski – The Big Lebowski is endlessly quotable and has created a cult following the likes of which is unequaled by any motion picture released in the last twenty years. Classic quotes like “The Dude Abides” and “You are entering a world of pain” along with unforgettable characters like Jesus and Walter have inspired countless articles of clothing. Any true fan of The Big Lebowski is sure to own several Big Lebowski tops.
  2. Star Wars – The original trilogy of Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon that has spawned more merchandise than any other intellectual property to date. Star Wars t-shirt designs range from simple words or scenes from the films to very funny jokes that include characters or twists of quotes from the sci-fi juggernaut. Anyone who considers himself a true Star Wars fan is sure to have a closet full of proof of his devotion to the George Lucas classic.
  3. Rocky – Rocky is one of the most inspirational films ever to come out of Hollywood. It is a classic underdog story that anyone can relate to, and not surprisingly clothing designers everywhere have tried to capture the feeling of the picture in their designs.
  4. The Hangover – Usually it takes a motion picture several years to catch on with the public and inspire a collection of popular casual wear, but The Hangover is an exception to that rule. The Hangover hit the American public like a culture tornado, and almost instantly after the release of the feature length comedy you could see people with Hangover quotes and characters on their chests. The Hangover was hilarious, and it is sure to be followed up with a sequel very soon, and soon after that we can probably expect more Hangover characters immortalized on people’s torsos.
  5. Back to the Future – Great Scot! If you were forced to pick one piece of cinema that defines the 1980’s, it could easily be Back to the Future (even though most of the story was set in the 1950’s). Doc Brown and Marty traded countless memorable quotes, and things like the time machine and the clock tower have become Hollywood icons. Consequently, clever clothing creators have used this timeless story to great effect, designing an array of popular shirts that any Back to the Future fan can appreciate.

Movie Posters – A Glimpse Into The Movies

Movie posters sometimes gauge which movie is the best. Worst and best achievements can also be depicted and honored through the movie posters. As there are many kinds of movie genres so thus movie posters. From documentary, action, horror, adventure, drama to disaster movies you name it there are ones for each genre. From the silent era up to the present, movies enjoy a considerable amount of success in promotion through them. Movies are immortalized though the posters. They have remained in the memory of those who are collecting them.

Different kinds of great movies have been posterized. Those which stimulate the imagination, posters which make the movie looks great holds true in all types of movie films. The posters do some kind of trick to attract the movie goers to a certain movie film. If the posters look great surely lookers can be enticed to watch the movie.

Movies posters have certainly played a great part in the making of a successful movie film. The posters have increased the popularity of the actors and actresses involved in the film. Overtime these posters have survived the test of time. They have evolved. Their make and material have changed as the years went on. Modern technology today has made them more attractive and easily preserved and stored. They have become glossy and appealing to the eyes. Whatever movie genre the they follow a particular way of being created to bring out the theme of the movie.

At the end of the silent era of movies, several of the main genres were established such as the melodrama, the western, horror films, comedies and action-adventure films. With the era of the talkies came the musicals. All of these genres have been celebrated in movie posters.

The movies are drawn in a way that the subject matter of the movie can somewhat be read in the posters. They are actually painting or drawing a thousand words.

The internet shops today are making readily available movie posters. They have a wide range of choices for their valuable holdings. They offer a wide array of selection as there are movies. Collectors nowadays are never in want since the websites can provide them with whatever they fancy. Name the movie title and they can shipped it to you right away with all the attending care and protection of you coveted collection.

They are all around us. They are on billboards prominently displayed in the lobby of theater, highways and commonly on the sides of buses. They are telling us something. Their visual elements are expressing powerful messages. That’s why the best created poster may make you see the movie. The worst ones do not have persuasive effects. They sell the story of a movie and viewers tend to understand the movie through the posters.

They have become fodder for comparative studies. They have become targets for analytical studies. They make minds churn and think in a way influence movie goers.