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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I need help in finding some reviews both critical reviews for "Death of a Salesman" the play written in 1949?
    I don't want reviews for the movie or television version of the play. I need some reviews for the play itself. Also, can these reviews be from reputable sources such as the New York Times and other sources. I need to know what the general pubic also felt about the play too.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/16/entertainment-us-deathofasalesman-idUSBRE82F1AC20120316
      This article has small one lined reviews of the most recent Broadway review from the New Yorker, New York magazine, and the Wall Street Journal so itll be easier to find the reviews from them.

      http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12898.Death_of_a_Salesman
      This link is the reviews from the general public. You can also go to Branes & Nobles and Amazon for more general public reviews.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good film to watch in a movie marathon?
    Good films that are 15's. not higher though. Comedys, horror, romance... I dont mind! Even your favourite all time film is good enough!
    And im a girl...

    • ANSWER:
      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      12. Mr. Deeds
      23. Home Alone
      26. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      27. Dumb and Dumber
      28. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      31. Billy Madison
      35. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      37. Mad Money
      43. Troop Beverly Hills
      47. Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead
      48. Adventures in Babysitting
      49. The Hot Chick

      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      47. With Six you get eggroll
      48. The Perfect Man
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      72. Clueless
      73. Legally Blonde
      74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      75. The Women
      76. Killers
      77. Knight and Day
      78. Flipped
      79. 10 Things I Hate About You
      81. Loser
      83. Two Weeks Notice

      Romantic Dramas:

      1. A Walk To Remember
      2. The Notebook
      3. Letters to Juliet (comedy/drama)
      4. Here on Earth
      5. Charlie St. Cloud
      6. Pretty in Pink
      7. How To Deal
      8. Save The Last Dance
      9. The Last Song
      10. Sweet November
      15. Keith (just ok)

      Movies with Romance but not really a traditional romantic comedy/drama:

      1. Groundhog Day
      2. Mamma Mia
      6. Mermaids
      7. About A Boy
      8. Adventureland
      9. An Education

      Thriller:

      1. Red Eye
      2. Limitless
      3. The Glass House

      Hope this helps:)

  3. QUESTION:
    can sombody suggest me a really good movie?
    i don't like mushy gushy life time movies/ everything else is ok. also nothing before the 70's thanks.
    @glad to bhi. i love the skeleton key. i own that movie and have seen it many times. that is very cool that that's your aunts house.

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps! It won't let me add anymore.

      Action Movies:
      1. Spider Man and sequel 2. Unstoppable 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 5. Turbulence (kind of funny too) 6. 127 Hours 7. Rush Hour 8. The Tourist 9. Inception 10. Salt 11. The Italian Job

      Crime/Mafia Movies:
      1. Reservoir Dogs 2. The Lovely Bones (it got bad reviews but I thought it was pretty good) 3. Casino 4. Goodfellas 5. Ocean’s 11

      Different/Independent/Quirky Movies:
      1. Rushmore 2. The Darjeeling Limited 3. Delirious 4. Trees Lounge 5. Igby Goes Down 6. Ghost World
      7. Little Miss Sunshine 8. According to Greta 9. Napoleon Dynamite 10. Paris, Je T'aime 11. Camille
      12. Saint John of Las Vegas 13. Bottle Rocket 14. The Joneses 15. The Great Buck Howard 16. Heathers
      17. The Marc Pease Experience 18. Youth in Revolt 19. Home Fries

      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:
      1. Scream series
      2. My Bloody Valentine (both the original and remake are good)
      3. The Hills Have Eyes and the sequel
      4. Piranha (goofy/campy horror movie)
      5. Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
      6. Wrong Turn series
      7. A Perfect Getaway
      8. The Crazies (I've only seen the remake)
      9. Orphan
      10. Creep
      11. Dying Breed
      12. Autopsy
      13. Drive Thru (campy horror/funny)
      14. Halloween (original)
      15. Friday the 13th (original)
      16. Final Destination series (the last one isn't that good though)
      17. Joy Ride
      18. The Glass House
      19. Laid to Rest
      20. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
      21. Happy Birthday to Me
      22. Simon Says (campy)
      23. House of Wax
      24. Catacombs
      25. I Know What You Did Last Summer
      26. Red Eye
      27. Jeepers Creepers
      28. The Skeleton Key
      29. The Hitcher (original)
      30. House on Haunted Hill
      31. Vacancy and Vacancy 2
      32. Hatchet (campy)
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      35. Saw
      36. The Others
      37. Snakes on a Plane (Campy but fun)
      38. Untraceable
      39. Lake Dead
      40. Cabin Fever
      41. Treat R Treat
      42. Amusement (low budget but fun)
      43. Hide and Seek
      44. P2
      45. Ghost Ship

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      14. Vegas Vacation
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      20. National Lampoons European Vacation
      21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
      22. Vegas Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      24. Home Alone 2
      25. Jingle All The Way
      26. Animal House
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)

      Drama:
      1. Slumdog Millionaire
      2. The Young Victoria
      3. Girl, Interrupted
      4. 21
      5. Stand By Me
      6. Law Abiding Citizen
      7. Apollo 13
      8.Catch me if you can

      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      6. Serious Moonlight
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      27. Bridget Jone's Diary
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      43. She's Out of My League
      44. Sex and the City
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      47. With Six you get eggroll
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      57. I Could Never Be Your Woman-it isn't that great but you will like it if you are a Paul Rudd fan
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do US citizens pay the income tax, which is un-Constitutional?
    Yahoo search: "From Freedom to Fascism" and watch the documentary. I think it's time the citizens educate themselves and fight the power the IRS shouldn't have.

    And don't tell me the 16th Amendment made it legal, because the Supreme Court says otherwise.

    • ANSWER:
      The arguments used by tax protesters, like Aaron Russo, the guy behind "From Freedom to Fascism", are illogical and totally without basis. For a thorough listing of the arguments commonly employed by folks like Mr. Russo and their refutations see:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_protester_arguments

      In particular, the film makes the argument that the 16th Amendment (which authorized the federal income tax) was never properly ratified. Multiple courts have considered the argument and all have rightly rejected it. See, for instance [1].

      In short, the income tax is perfectly legal and arguments to the contrary are all baseless, at best. I am not at all sympathetic to people like Messrs. Russo and Schiff, whether or not they found two Congressmen who agreed with them on some points. Not knowing what those members said, or even who they are, I would just point out that Michael Moore likewise interviews two Representatives for Fahrenheit 9/11. Their views, like those of anyone else, are only valuable so far as they comport with reality.

      Speaking of the movie's Irwin Schiff, who is now serving his third prison sentence, he filed motions in court claiming insanity, a fact omitted by the movie. Through his lawyer, he argued that his

      "consistent and repeated insistence on the lawfulness of his actions and the unlawfulness of the actions of the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and the various courts in his cases appears to epitomize a rigid belief system as part of a mixed type delusional disorder involving both grandiosity and persecution."

      His motion then quotes a psychiatrist who treated him:

      "In my professional opinion I felt that the patient did not pay taxes because he was convinced that the law does not require him to do so. I think this is a delusional disorder. He has this thing for a long time but no medication seem to make him believe otherwise. The patient is presently being treated for bipolar depression."

      That motion, which is very entertaining to read, is available online [2]. The colloquy between Judge Dorsey and Mr. Schiff on pages 17-21 of the motion is both funny and sad. For more information on Mr. Schiff, see: http://irwinschiffbs.blogspot.com/

      In addition to leaving out information on the protagonist's mental condition, the film misrepresents numerous other facts and presents a number of quotes out of context, at one point quoting a judge who ruled against the position that Russo implies he supported. For a sampling see the New York Times article " Facts Refute Filmmaker's Assertions on Income Tax in 'America' " [3].

      In general, I think that Jonah Goldberg, contributor to and Editor-at-Large of National Review Online, put it well when he wrote:

      I've gotten a lot of traction out of my seemingly banal observation that it is highly improbable that the United States will ever become a Nazi-like or otherwise totalitarian nation. For some reason, this is the sort of obvious statement which strikes lots of folks as shocking or controversial, even though it's only slightly less of a "Well, duh" assertion than saying, "The oceans will not turn into diet Mr. Pibb in our lifetimes."

      Lastly, the Supreme Court has in no way ruled the 16th Amendment unconstitutional, which is why you don't quote the passage in question or cite the decision in which it appears. But since almost every United States Court of Appeals has made a blanket statement repudiating tax protester arguments, it's easy for me to do so. Check out United States v. Buckner, 830 F.2d 102 (7th Cir. 1987):

      "For the record, we note that the following beliefs, which are stock arguments of the tax protester movement, have not been, nor ever will be, considered 'objectively reasonable' in this circuit:
      "(1) the belief that the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was improperly ratified and therefore never came into being;
      "(2) the belief that the Sixteenth Amendment is unconstitutional generally;
      "(3) the belief that the income tax violates the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment;
      "(4) the belief that the tax laws are unconstitutional;
      "(5) the belief that wages are not income and therefore are not subject to federal income tax laws;
      "(6) the belief that filing a tax return violates the privilege against self-incrimination; and
      "(7) the belief that Federal Reserve Notes do not constitute cash or income."

      Of course, you'll probably give this answer a thumbs down, most likely without even considering its arguments. You will probably do so without reading this beyond the distance needed to determine that I, like 99% of the population, don't accept your arguments. Have fun quaffing the Kool Aid with your tin foil hat!

  5. QUESTION:
    If encyclopedias such as Britanica and Wikipedia were books?
    how many pages would they contain? (please don't tell me of the top of the head, i would appreciate a source)

    • ANSWER:
      The Encyclopedia Britannica IS an encyclopedia - in book form.

      Encyclopedia Britannica: With 2004 Book of the Year (Britannica Books) (Hardcover)
      by Britannica Editors (Editor)

      Hardcover: 32640 pages
      Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Incorporated; 2003e.of 15r.e. edition (March 2003)
      Language: English
      ISBN-10: 0852299613
      ISBN-13: 978-0852299616
      Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 19.2 x 12.4 inches
      Shipping Weight: 144.8 pounds

      As for Wikipedia, I can't find how many web-pages it supports - yet. But I'll keep trying.

      The 2nd site below gives the number of links in Wiki.
      A sample:
      irst 500 websites/domains by order of number of links in Wikipedia

      Wikipedia is an online multilingual encyclopedia written by a multitude of contributors from around the globe. Since its launch in 2001 it has been a colossal force online. Wikipedia uses external links to point out authority sites on the web relating to its content. Below is a ranking list of the top 500 websites by number of links from wikipedia pages.

      Some of the urls are understandable such as bbc, yahoo geocities, youtube and ny times. On the other hand there are some surprise entries from such entities as find a grave and the psychic pokemon collection baffle me slightly. Internet newspapers and media enterprises tend to have a good wiki. Major political sites are mentioned on a number of occasions alongside similar encyclopedia sites and major sporting entities. Spiderman mixes with the national trust and mtv alongside detailed writeups of serial killers. The rankings provide a snapshot of life inside one of the biggest online presences. The list is very accurate and accurate to November 23rd 2006.

      Enjoy the big names and peculiarities of today's internet.

      Number of links in Wikipedia, Website (domain), Title
      14410, findagrave.com, Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records
      12394, en.wikipedia.org, Main Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      8844, www.geocities.com, Yahoo! GeoCities: Get a free web site with easy-to-use site building tools
      8117, news.bbc.co.uk, BBC NEWS, News Front Page
      7228, imdb.com, The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
      6861, myspace.com, MySpace
      5743, bbc.co.uk, BBC - homepage - Home of the BBC on the Internet
      3641, youtube.com, YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
      3614, maps.google.com, Google Maps
      2707, parl.gc.ca, Parliament of Canada - Parlement du Canada
      2635, baseball-reference.com, Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Baseball Statistics and History
      2081, newadvent.org, NEW ADVENT: Home
      1991, nytimes.com, The New York Times - Breaking News, World News Multimedia
      1948, guardian.co.uk, Guardian Unlimited
      1928, pbs.org, PBS
      1870, allmusic.com, allmusic
      1814, web.archive.org, Internet Archive: Wayback Machine
      1797, groups.yahoo.com, Yahoo! Groups
      1755, tv.com, TV.com
      1721, amazon.com, Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs more
      1660, biographi.ca, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online-Dictionnaire biographique du Canada en ligne
      1601, history.navy.mil, Naval Historical Center Main Page
      1600, nscb.gov.ph, Philippine National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB)
      1580, t-macs.com, tBsECTChEj[X
      1511, washingtonpost.com, washingtonpost.com - nation, world, technology and Washington area news and headlines
      1489, angelfire.com, Angelfire
      1407, navsource.org, Photo Archive Main Index
      1369, hockeydb.com, The Internet Hockey Database -- Hockey Statistics, Logos, and Trading Cards
      1350, video.google.com, Google Video
      1340, members.aol.com, AOL Hometown
      1332, nces.ed.gov, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education
      1313, mobygames.com, MobyGames - A Game Documentation and Review Project
      1283, nps.gov, National Park Service - Experience Your America
      1224, multimap.com, Multimap.com - Online Maps to Everywhere
      1178, ethnologue.com, Ethnologue, Languages of the World
      1143, cnn.com, CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment Video News
      1128, globalsecurity.org, GlobalSecurity.org - Reliable Security Information
      1123, cbc.ca, CBC.CA - Canada's News, Money, Sports, Health, Technology Science, Consumer Life, Arts, and Kids Information Source"

      Well, there are over 1.6 million articles:

      In January of last year, Wikipedia sites ranked in the 33rd spot with 18.3 million unique visitors. By July, it had climbed to the 18th spot on the list with 28.1 million unique visitors, and in November it ranked 12th with 39.1 million unique visitors, according to comScore.

      In doing its tally for Wikipedia, comScore also counts visits to other Wikimedia sites, like Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks and Wikinews, but most of the traffic comes from the Wikipedia encyclopedias, a comScore spokesman said.

      Wikipedia started in January 2001 with its English-language site, which currently has more than 1.6 million articles. The Wikipedia project has since grown significantly and has more than 5 million articles in more than 200 languages, according to WikiMedia. Access to Wikipedia is free. Volunteers contribute the encyclopedia's content, which can be edited by anyone accessing the sites."

      so that'd be, at a BARE minimum, 1.6 million pages - and that was back in Feb, of 2007.
      "Saturday, February 17, 2007"

      Lord knows what it is by now.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is book Looking For Lost Bird: A Jewish woman Discovers Her Navajo Roots?

    • ANSWER:
      A Jewish Woman Discovers Her Navajo Roots
      by Yvette D. Melanson
      Avon Books, 1999

      Reviewed by Kathy Forward

      Looking for Lost Bird is the story of a woman who was adopted as a three-year-old by a Jewish couple from New York, although they got her in Florida. To this day, she does not know how she got to Florida from the Navajo Reservation, where she was born, or how the Silvermans, her adoptive parents, obtained her. She grew up without a clue that she was Navajo.
      Yvette discovered over the years that she was born to Betty Jackson and Yazzie Monroe in 1953 in Tolani Lake, Arizona, and that she was a twin. Born at home, she and her twin brother were taken to the IHS Hospital in Winslow in a few days, as she appeared ill. The parents were told to leave both babies. When they came back, the babies were gone, and someone had severed their parental rights. The babies had been literally stolen, with the hospital’s complicity. Apparently, they were taken to Ft. Defiance, then to Salt Lake City, and Yvette (then Minnie Bob) was taken to Florida. It was there, at the age of three, that she was picked up at the Fountainbleau Hotel by the Silvermans and taken to New York.
      Her life after that went well, with loving adoptive parents, who gave her the advantages of a middle-class Jewish life, until her adoptive mother, Beatrice, became ill and died when Yvette was twelve. By the time she was 14, Larry Silverman remarried, to a woman named Blanche who despised Yvette, for reasons she does not know. She was sent to a boarding school and not allowed home, even for vacations, and was nearly homeless by age 16. At 18, just out of high school, Blanche and Larry sent her to Israel, where she joined the Israeli Army for two years and fought in the Yom Kippur War. The day she was to marry a young man there, he was killed.
      When she returned to the States, she joined the U.S. Navy, briefly married and had a son, Brad, who she later lost to the court system. A few years later, she married an older man named Dickie Melanson, an alcoholic who eventually found recovery. They had two daughters together.
      In 1995, Yvette bought a computer and soon started looking for her history. She had no knowledge that she was Native American, and with light hair and green eyes, did not suspect it. Looking under adoption.com, one of her postings attracted the attention of Sue Stevens, of the Lost Bird Network, seeking to find Native American adoptees who had been lost from their Native families. Through this network and other postings, she was connected with a woman in Arizona, Lora Chee, searching for her lost twin siblings. In the papers given to Yvette by her adoptive father, she found dates that matched, and a number, which turned out to be her Navajo Census Number.
      After finding her birth family (her mother was deceased, but father still living), Yvette and her husband traveled to Arizona to meet the family in person, and ended up moving to Tolani Lake with their daughters. Still there, they have embraced the Navajo life, which was not easy for Dickie and the girls, particularly. She even learned to weave and started a company to market her family’s art.
      The book spends a lot of time comparing Navajo and Jewish beliefs and spiritual practices and their meanings, and how Yvette has integrated all of them for herself. It also details the search to find her twin brother, which she eventually found. Yvette has been overwhelmed by her family’s acceptance of her, and surprised by her ability to change her life and become part of the Diné way of life.
      Last November, a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie, The Lost Child, was based on Looking for Lost Bird. The book has many more details, of course, including her life in Israel and the search for her twin, who was found in Ohio.
      http://www.nmoi.org/reviews/LookingForLostBird.html

  7. QUESTION:
    Are Stephenie Meyer's books REALLY that good quality?
    First of all, I mean no offense to Twilight fans, I respect your choice in books 99%.

    But, what makes Meyer such a "great" author who's been on the New York Times bestselling list for so long? I personally didn't think her use of language was impressive, nor were her plotlines or characters.

    I want to hear your opinions.
    I'm 16 years old, and the thing is, I cringe at the writing. I've seen many a teenager book written well.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard some comments about the series. Strong praise and criticism arise on both sides;unfortunately the right answer to your question seems to depend on who you ask. I gathered a quick pile of quotes and criticism about the novels; much is taken verbatim from Wikipedia.

      Positive Criticism:
      Seattle Post-Intelligencer called the book a "hot new teen novel", and The Times lauded it for capturing "perfectly the teenage feeling of sexual tension and alienation." Larry Carroll for MTV Movies has deemed Edward and Bella "an iconic love story for a whole generation." Amazon.com hailed Twilight as "[d]eeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful", while School Library Journal stated, "Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dying to sink their teeth into it". Other reviews described Twilight as an "exquisite fantasy", and "a gripping blend of romance and horror" (The above text is pasted from Wikipedia).

      Other Criticism:
      Stephen King is quoted comparing the difference between Meyer's books and J.K. Rowling: "The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer, and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good" (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29001524).

      Laura Miller (Salon.com) wrote: "The characters, such as they are, are stripped down to a minimum, lacking the texture and idiosyncrasies of actual people," and said that "Twilight would be a lot more persuasive as an argument . . . if it didn't harp so incessantly on Edward's superficial splendors."

      Elizabeth Hand (Washington Post) wrote, "Meyer's prose seldom rises above the serviceable, and the plotting is leaden". In another article she said: "Good books deal with themes of longing and loneliness, sexual passion and human frailty, alienation and fear just as the Twilight books do. But they do so by engaging us with complexities of feeling and subtleties of character, expressed in language that rises above banal mediocrity. Their reward is something more than just an escape into banal mediocrity. We deserve something better to get hooked on."

      The books have also been accused of being "soft-porn" and made the number five spot on the American Library Association's (ALA) Top Ten List of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2009, for being "Sexually Explicit", "Unsuited to Age Group", and having a "Religious Viewpoint."

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anybody visited to restaurant CookShop in New York?
    I read an article and hope to visit soon, but would like another opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, the restaurant is great, and here is a really good review I found:

      Little Shop of Pleasures
      Cookshop serves up fusion-free American favorites in a Soho- loft-kitchen atmosphere.
      •By Hal Rubenstein

      No one I know serves hominy for dinner. No one I know even craves it, really. Yet, every time I go to Cookshop, I order the fried spiced hominy before I even look at the rest of the menu. I don’t know if it’s because I enjoy popping these crunchy, chili-stoked kernels in my mouth so much that I wish they sold them at the movies instead of popcorn, or if I’m just stunned that chef Marc Meyer can take pasty, dehydrated, thick-skinned corn and turn it into this spunky, grab-it-by-the-handful treat.
      Meyer says the inspiration for my favorite new snack was his love of corn nuts. Figures. Most everything about Cookshop is just as accessible and easy to get hooked on. The L-shaped dining room, which has been busy from the day it opened about a month ago, seems spartan at a glance (the wooden dining chairs are so rigid they defy a Shaker to remain seated more than 90 minutes). Yet Cookshop has the relaxing feel of a Soho loft’s eat-in kitchen. The lighting is soft and soothing, the varnished-oak ceiling emits a nice warm glow, and despite the absence of sound-absorbing fabric, you can actually hear your companions speak. The waiters move with confident, uncalculated ease—even their spiel is unforced. And you can’t be either under- or overdressed: No matter what you have on, someone else will be dressed similarly. Without fail, one person at every table I’ve dined with has proclaimed, “I like it here!” And unless you’re too uppity for a place where you can start your evening with a Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, you’ll likely do the same.
      Cookshop’s signature strength is Meyer’s straightforward, fusion-free focus on American cuisine. Unlike his equally infectious Five Points in Noho (he owns both restaurants with his wife, Vicki Freeman, and partner Chris Paraskevaides), Cookshop shuns Mediterranean accents in favor of what Meyer calls sustainable ingredients—humanely raised, growth-hormone-free products from local farmers and artisans—prepared with unexpected combinations of familiar, in-every-cupboard spices and flavors. Bluefish is no one’s favorite seafood. But cured in the imaginative brine of molasses, cinnamon, coriander, and cardamom, and then smoked, it becomes musky, sweet meat, enhanced by the scent of three kinds of grapes cut with the bitterness of arugula. Thyme proves a lovely counterpoint for the earthiness of marinated beets. Each shrimp beignet boasts an extra dash of garlic and onions. Duck livers are fried simply in seasoned flour, but a marinade of buttermilk gives them a rich, heady flavor.
      Meyer’s entrées revel in an every-day-is-an-American-holiday kind of comforting exuberance. I’ve never had brisket like this. Not that I don’t love Mom’s, but she doesn’t smoke hers for 24 hours after packing it in a sugar, cumin, and paprika rub, or serve it with a luscious broth of onions, honey, and beer. Duck breasts glisten atop the juice of dried cherries and wheatberries. Pork loin is flash-grilled—the liquid formed by smoked-pear mustard and cider-braised cabbage does the rest. Chatham cod sits on a terrific chickpea stew. The odd but alluring aroma of green-olive-and-golden-raisin relish perfumes hickory-roasted halibut. Meyer developed a special vertical rotisserie for Cookshop. It’s like a Tilt-A-Whirl for game and poultry, producing dizzyingly good succulent baby chicken with a nice crackling skin, and a superb roasted rabbit, rubbed liberally with sage and garlic and served with a mustardy potato salad.
      Right now, there’s no apple pie (hint, hint), but the desserts are still appropriately all-American. Lush maple flan comes with warm gingerbread. A brisk lemon-ginger ice sparkles in a bath of stewed cranberries. Roasted pears gently temper the intensity of a date turnover. Should you want overkill, there’s a hot-fudge sundae with pecan blondies and bourbon-spiked butterscotch, or a perfect brioche-bread pudding with caramel apples and cinnamon ice cream.
      In the nineteenth century, cookshops were private homes that served food to locals. Eating at Cookshop gives you the opportunity to have that homey Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Passover dinner any day you like—without your relatives and their videos.
      Cookshop
      Address:156 Tenth Ave., at 20th St.; 212-924-4440

  9. QUESTION:
    what dvd would you recomend for a 13yr old girl?
    im going on holiday and i want a dvd to watch!!!! thanx for your help x :)
    she likes how to train your dragon,dispicable me and night at the museum 2 and 17again

    • ANSWER:
      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      68. Bride Wars-some might like it
      72. Clueless
      73. Legally Blonde
      74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      75. The Women
      76. Killers
      77. Knight and Day
      78. Flipped
      80. 10 Things I Hate About You
      81. The Devil Wears Prada
      82. Loser
      83. Troop Beverly Hills

      Romantic Dramas:

      1. A Walk To Remember
      3. Letters to Juliet
      4. For Keeps
      5. Charlie St. Cloud
      6. Save the Last Dance
      7. Riding in Cars with Boys
      8. Lucas
      9. The Last Song
      10. Pretty in Pink
      11. Sleepless in Seattle
      12. Here on Earth
      13. Dear John (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
      14. Remember Me (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
      15. Love Happens-if you are a Jennifer Aniston fan you will probably like it
      16.The Notebook
      17. How To Deal

      Movies with Romance but not really a traditional romantic comedy/drama:

      1. Groundhog Day
      2. Mamma Mia
      3. Sugar and Spice-cheer leading movie
      6. Mermaids
      7. About A Boy

      Drama:

      1. The Young Victoria
      2. 21
      3. Drumline
      4. Ghost
      5. Pleasantville

      Family:

      1. The Parent Trap
      2. Freaky Friday
      3. Get a Clue
      4. Cheaper by the Dozen

      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:

      18. The Glass House
      26. Red Eye
      28. The Skeleton Key
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      36. The Others
      54. Drag Me To Hel_
      55. The Box
      60. Disturbia
      64. Devil
      67. Anaconda
      68. Darkness Falls

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      12. Mr. Deeds
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      20. National Lampoons European Vacation
      21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      32. Billy Madison
      36. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      38. Mad Money
      43. Grown Ups-not the best but fun once
      44. Troop Beverly Hills

      Teen Comedies:

      1. Josie and The Pussycats
      2. The Perfect Score
      3. License to Drive
      4. The New Guy

      Hope you have a good time:)

  10. QUESTION:
    how do you audition for a movie?
    GAH!!! I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to be a part in the hunger games new movie by lionsgate based off of the book by suzanne collins. The problem is, i have no idea how to audition for a movie. does anyone have any advice for me or any good actress/actor finding websites i could go to? PLEASE help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to talent agents in your area (you might have to look all around your state to find a good one)! This is the best and easiest way to get on film, I would type Talent Agents (Your Town) in google or yahoo to try to find something. Talk to somebody who owns a stage or film company and look for classes (not only do these look good on resumes, but believe it or not, teachers give great advice! 😀 ) Read a few books on acting, and how film producing works. That way, even if you don't know diddly-squat (love that word, lol) about something, you can at least show off your knowledge.

      Auditions... be nice and polite, obviously. Take as much time as possible to practice, whether that means getting a script or something weeks before, or if you just get them in the waiting room moments before. If possible practice in front of a mirror. And another important thing... don't try to look older than your age. Casting directors are looking for what you actually look like, so don't try too hard with makeup (although it might not hurt to wear a little). Simple, age appropriete neat clothes are best, and wear hear simple and make sure it's clean. I wouldn't be too shy, Hollywood wants people with personalities, but don't be over the top obnoxious. That never turns out well. If you get an agent they should be able to help you more on the actual audition, but if not, remember, read up on it!

      http://talenthunter.com/index.php - I haven't actually done anything on this site yet, but it looks helpful. If you can, try it out.

      Usually if live in or by a large city (Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, New York, etc) that cities newspaper has an Audition section both in the paper and probably on the website. Check those out too (although I have noticed they have a lot of theater auditions and not so many film ones.)

      *~*~JUST REMEMBER!!*~*~* Try not to get your heart set on one part, it is extremely hard to get. I'm not trying to be a party pooper, but there are lots of other talented people just like you looking for that role. Be confident, and prepared. And don't break your heart if you don't get the role. Baby steps.... maybe theatric productions, then commercials, then a movie. Build up.
      Example: I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to be Kendra in the Fablehaven movie. I didn't get the part. :(

      Hope I helped!!

      P.S. I know the part about getting a Talent Agent sounds hard, but if that fails you can also join an acting union. I have heard mixed reviews about unions but it might be a good place to start. If you still have questions, my city has a phone number you can call with basic questions, or you may even go to a site like Dex to find agents.

      Hope I helped!

  11. QUESTION:
    Did man really land on the moon?
    Or, was it some fake movie they did in area 51?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they walked on the moon. And yes, some people insist they did not--that it was all a huge conspiracy. You seem shocked at this, but remember, there are still folks maintaining that the Earth is flat or only 6,000 years old. (In fact, the flat-Earthers are one of the groups claiming the moon landing is a hoax--after all, the astronauts took photos showing a round Earth, and they know that isn't true, so it must be a hoax!) You don't actually expect evidence to convince people like this, do you? Any piece of evidence that we could present would simply be, to them, a part of the conspiracy. A good conspiracist can incorporate any piece of information into the big conspiracy without even blinking.

      There have been several books written to promote this claim, and more articles. There was even a movie with a similar plot, Capricorn One, starring O.J. Simpson, among others (1977). The difference was that in the movie, the fake landing was for Mars, not the moon. One group of flat-Earthers actually claims O.J. was framed by the government for exposing the fake moon landings through his part in this movie! As Peter Huston, the writer and skeptic who mentioned this to me, deadpanned, "Apparently, the government moves slowly on framing its enemies."

      Bob Mulford, of the Inquiring Skeptics of Upper New York, wrote a short article for the group's newsletter, The WHY-Files, discussing a recent book claiming the whole thing was a hoax. Apparently a reviewer in a technical magazine aimed at radio astronomers actually gave the book a more-or-less positive review! He noted that the reviewer bought into one of the author's arguments, saying it was obviously a hoax because the photos brought back by the astronauts showed their footprints in the moon's soil. The author claimed (and the reviewer apparently agreed) that dry sand doesn't leave footprints, and since we all know there is no water on the moon, that proves these photographs must have been faked on a movie set here on Earth.

      Mulford points out in his article that the Moon's surface is not covered with beach sand. He notes: "On the earth, sand comes from rocks ground to small pieces by the ocean, or from rocks that were weathered by freezing water. In fact, a little thought shows we should not expect the Moon to be like an desert on the Earth. The astronauts reported that the Moon was covered by an extremely fine soil which compacted easily. They likened it to talcum powder. This soil was produced by a rain of micrometeorites that the Earth's surface is protected from by our atmosphere. It is easy to do an experiment that shows that this type of surface would leave nice footprints. I didn't have any talcum powder, but I did recently produce a large pile of fine dust from sanding spackling compound used to patch a plaster wall. It leaves nice footprints." Mulford adds: "Incidentally, if the Moon walks actually were a hoax carried out in an earthly landscape that looked like the Moon, it would have been done in a dry desert and we wouldn't see footprints in the photos." In other words, the author of that book provided evidence against himself rather than proving the moon landing was a hoax!

      In 1994, the Fortean Times had an article calling the moon landing into question. The article began, "The idea that we went to the Moon--and that we were successful in our Apollo endeavours--is so firmly embedded in the cultural lives of most people on this planet, that to voice the opinion that this might be untrue smacks of paranoia." I can't argue with that! The article goes on to claim, "In actual fact, mankind has no proof at all that we ever set foot on the Moon, other than the photographs that NASA has elected to publish." Which is simply untrue. We have the photos, the video, the audio, the testimony of all the men and women who worked on the various projects, the samples brought back, etc. The "evidence" of a conspiracy is from the photos themselves, and calling it "flimsy" gives it too much weight. For example, in the first photo he uses, the author supposedly analyzes the shadows, claiming to show that they are facing in different directions, meaning it was done with a very nearby light source. When I look at the same photo, however, I can't begin to imagine what this guy is going on about even with the arrows he has kindly inserted to point this stuff out! In several of the other photos, his claims are simply wrong--he puts in arrows to "show" how things should be, but he doesn't line them up properly.

      To their credit, a number of readers responded and said the article was full of baloney, to put it nicely. They pointed out that the author didn't make allowances for 3-dimensional objects casting shadows on a 3-dimensional ground, that he didn't notice they were using wide-angle lenses in some instances, etc. In fact, the volume of letters was so great (they said it was the biggest response they'd ever had), they did a follow-up article in 1997, explaining some of the same things that were pointed out in the letters they received. Suffice it to say this guy's claims were thoroughly debunked.

      There have been other similar claims, of course, and I'm sure there will continue to be new claims of a moon landing hoax. I recently heard one that included the gem that Stanley Kubrick directed the moon footage for NASA, which was filmed "on location." Hmmm. If he was on location, wouldn't that mean they made it to the moon? Whoops, never mind! I'm looking for rationality in an inherently irrational subject.

      And that's about what it comes down to. There will always be people who claim a conspiracy for just about anything. Facts will be ignored, rational people will be amazed and dismayed. And Cecil will continue to try to fight ignorance, against all odds.

      http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmoo...

  12. QUESTION:
    If you believe in philic love, where do you fulfill your other needs?
    (did I spell that right?)
    and how do you feel "special?"
    Sorry this is actually a question in regards to an answer I received a couple of days ago. So, there is a person out there that knows what I am referring to.
    thanks Happy Hiram.

    • ANSWER:
      I always feel special because I am so narcissistic.

      But seriously, people in my life make me feel special a lot. My co-workers treat me like gold. My roommate is a fairly generous and kind person. My sister and I are close and I have a good long distance friend, who is a good friend and thinks I am a mentor or spiritual adviser. She says "How can you be so nasty in YA! and so nonjudgmental in real life?"

      But in all of my various ravings about the evils of romantic delusion, I have never said that people shouldn't meet, love each other and spend a big chunk of their lives together. What I object to is "suffocating monogamy," the kind where who and what you spend your time at is up for review by the other person. I think people should be individuals who love in whatever form,( even, within limits, romantically.)

      But the number one point of everything I have said vis a vis relationships is this "no one person or situation can meet all of a person's needs." Friends, crushes, flings, games, human kindness, service; they are all parts of the spectrum of love. To experience them without jealous or restrictions is the way to go. Not an easy goal but a better one than the con game that love and marriage is in the west today. And frankly, for a man, the "con game" ALLOWS all of the above, with the one issue that the man must use a measure of dishonesty. But a woman who can choose whom to love and where to go and what to be? That is a rare thing in America 2009.

      I always think of a line from one of my favorite movies, "Reds". Warren Beatty is a journalist who has an affair with a married woman and fellow journalist. He tells her "come to New York with me, that is where you should be." and she says "What as? As your mistress, your concubine, your protege?" His next line is really nasty (typical ignorant male) so I will skip it. But what a concept, that a woman can be HERSELF and not a role!

  13. QUESTION:
    how do you draw from a story line to a manga?

    • ANSWER:
      You need something a little more substantial than a story line.

      Manga are Japanese comics and frankly I've even seen professional "manga" done by Americans (like Lensman) which didn't always look like the Japanese stuff -- just as there was a series of John Carter of Mars comics drawn by Carmine Infantino, a great golden age artist who rose to become publisher of DC and definitely improved with age -- which didn't make sense to my hard-core Burroughs fan friends. Good art but he didn't get the style or the mise-en-scene.

      Get over your pretentions. You're doing comics. They may be influenced by Manga. So was Frank Miller (so you're in good company). Comics are actually sort of print movies. Why is that important? The New York Times, in a review of William Kotzwinkle's novelization of E. T., the extraterrestial, published the comment, "Movies tell you what happens, books tell you what is going on." That's where the first step comes from.

      As an example:
      Let's suppose Harold Gray's Annie Warbucks is sitting in a ship's store room talking to her dog Sandy. In barge Roy Crane's Captain Easy and Wash Tubbs, who are surprised to see her there. Wash says something, Annie responds angrily (she's a feisty little girl). Wash shouts something. Sandy growls at Easy. Wash, alone is seen walking in the corridor outside the store room.

      No I didn't tell you what is going on. I don't know whether Annie is a stowaway, a paid passenger, or a prisoner (she's been all three). Wash and Easy have been both of the latter two as well as crew (Easy is a sailor, not a superhero). That's not the point. I'm just telling you what I want to draw (responds angrily means she talks with a scowl on her face). I'm telling you what happens.

      Once you've broken down the story by actions, the next step is composition sketches, where you figure out how to draw what it is you are trying to show, and you try to figure out how to relate the drawings to each other so the reader's eye can move from one to another easily (something Esteban Maroto is really horrible at so don't despair if it doesn't look good, just keep trying). You rough in the word balloons at this point assuming you know what they are going to say (and Annie can be even wordier than I am so leave a lot of room) and allocate space for them. Now you are ready to draw your comic book page.

      Clear?

  14. QUESTION:
    Need help putting places in the right area in NYC
    can you help me organize my trip? please.
    I'm planning my trip to NYC with my older brother and I want to put all the places I want to visit close by so I don't waste too much time and transportation fares going back and forth.

    So this is what I came up... I'm not sure if these places are close to each other or not sad.gif I'm just guessing by their zip code and the number of the street or avenue.
    I scanned it
    Here's how I put it..
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9214/scannedimagebi2.jpg

    I circled the places as if they're in one area, is it right? Can you like put in order for me if I did anything wrong?
    Example: I plan to go to Nintendo World Store and Top of the Rock <- these two are located in the same area (Rockefeller Center) so I circled it. Statue of Liberty and Staten Island Ferry have the same zip code, I think they're in the same place; so I circled it. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You have a great list of places to visit and you did a good job of grouping them. I reviewed the list and sorted by General Area (Upper West Side/Midtown/Downtown) and then by Neighborhood (in Parentheses). I also sorted in descending street order so as you make your way in one direction, for example the items on 5th Ave start at 59th street and work down to 34th Street.

      The neighborhoods in the General Areas are close and easily walkable and within the neighborhoods, things are very close, with a 10-15 minute stroll. Items with a *, I added because they are interesting and in the same area.

      Everything you have listed on 5th Avenue is within easy walking distance and Madison Ave is one block over. Keep in mind that from 59th and 5th (@ Central Park) to 34th & 5th (Empire State Building), it’s just over one mile so everything in mid-town is pretty close. Be prepared to do a lot of walking.

      Upper West Side

      *Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial, Central Park)
      *The Dakota (72nd St & Central Park West)
      Lincoln Square Business Improvement District
      Samsung Experience
      (Central Park is also accessible from the west side and Columbus Circle)

      Midtown

      (Midtown East/5th Ave/Madison Ave) in descending street order from 59th St

      Central Park (Grand Army Plaza entrance at 59th & 5th, across from Plaza Hotel)
      Sony Wonderlab
      *FAO Schwarz Toy Store (5th Ave & 58th). They still have the life size keyboard from the movie “Big”
      World of Disney
      *St Patrick’s Cathedral (5th Ave & 50th)
      * Radio City Music Hall (6th Ave & 50th) they have a good tour, too
      --these next three are all at Rockefeller Centre---
      Rockefeller Centre Tour (The NBC Studio tour is here and it’s fun!)
      Top of the Rock
      Nintendo Store
      *Grand Central Station- 42nd Street and Park Avenue. Beautiful inside and only a couple of blocks east of Bryant Park. Great view of Chrysler Building as well
      Bryant Park
      *Empire State Building (5th Ave & 34th St)

      (Times Square) Broadway between 42nd and 50th

      M&M World
      Toys “R” Us

      (Penn Station) 34th Between 7th and 8th

      Macy’s, the Worlds Largest Store (34th between 6th and 7th)
      B&H Video (similar to J&R)

      Downtown

      (SoHo)- West side of Manhattan

      Jacque Torres Chocolate

      (Chinatown)- East side of Manhattan

      Better Chinatown
      Chinatown Visitor Info

      (City Hall/Wall Street/Battery Park)

      *Brooklyn Bridge (just north of J&R and across from City Hall park)
      *City Hall Park (across the street from J&R)
      J&R Music World
      *South Street Seaport- Fulton Street and the East River; terrific views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Brookly
      Downtown Alliance
      *The Wall Street Bull (Broadway just south of Morris St)- Iconic brass statue of a bull in the middle of Broadway
      Staten Island Ferry
      Statue of Liberty (ferry from Castle Clinton in Battery Park required to get there)
      *Ellis Island (same ferry to Statue of Liberty goes to Ellis Island too)

      Don’t forget to purchase an unlimited Metrocard which will let you ride the subway all day or all week for one set price. That can make moving around NYC even faster and easier. Have a great time in New York.

  15. QUESTION:
    Do you know where i can find reviews or quotes for the MOVIE "MILK" 2008?
    i am doing a website on that movie and would like to include like reviews for milk.. for example
    the new york times called it "Harvey Milk was an intriguing, inspiring figure, Milk” is an easy, sunny, feel-good movie"
    i want more.. plz help!!

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/milk/ :)

  16. QUESTION:
    Did Man really land on moon. How much of the news is true?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they walked on the moon. And yes, some people insist they did not--that it was all a huge conspiracy. You seem shocked at this, but remember, there are still folks maintaining that the Earth is flat or only 6,000 years old. (In fact, the flat-Earthers are one of the groups claiming the moon landing is a hoax--after all, the astronauts took photos showing a round Earth, and they know that isn't true, so it must be a hoax!) You don't actually expect evidence to convince people like this, do you? Any piece of evidence that we could present would simply be, to them, a part of the conspiracy. A good conspiracist can incorporate any piece of information into the big conspiracy without even blinking.

      There have been several books written to promote this claim, and more articles. There was even a movie with a similar plot, Capricorn One, starring O.J. Simpson, among others (1977). The difference was that in the movie, the fake landing was for Mars, not the moon. One group of flat-Earthers actually claims O.J. was framed by the government for exposing the fake moon landings through his part in this movie! As Peter Huston, the writer and skeptic who mentioned this to me, deadpanned, "Apparently, the government moves slowly on framing its enemies."

      Bob Mulford, of the Inquiring Skeptics of Upper New York, wrote a short article for the group's newsletter, The WHY-Files, discussing a recent book claiming the whole thing was a hoax. Apparently a reviewer in a technical magazine aimed at radio astronomers actually gave the book a more-or-less positive review! He noted that the reviewer bought into one of the author's arguments, saying it was obviously a hoax because the photos brought back by the astronauts showed their footprints in the moon's soil. The author claimed (and the reviewer apparently agreed) that dry sand doesn't leave footprints, and since we all know there is no water on the moon, that proves these photographs must have been faked on a movie set here on Earth.

      Mulford points out in his article that the Moon's surface is not covered with beach sand. He notes: "On the earth, sand comes from rocks ground to small pieces by the ocean, or from rocks that were weathered by freezing water. In fact, a little thought shows we should not expect the Moon to be like an desert on the Earth. The astronauts reported that the Moon was covered by an extremely fine soil which compacted easily. They likened it to talcum powder. This soil was produced by a rain of micrometeorites that the Earth's surface is protected from by our atmosphere. It is easy to do an experiment that shows that this type of surface would leave nice footprints. I didn't have any talcum powder, but I did recently produce a large pile of fine dust from sanding spackling compound used to patch a plaster wall. It leaves nice footprints." Mulford adds: "Incidentally, if the Moon walks actually were a hoax carried out in an earthly landscape that looked like the Moon, it would have been done in a dry desert and we wouldn't see footprints in the photos." In other words, the author of that book provided evidence against himself rather than proving the moon landing was a hoax!

      In 1994, the Fortean Times had an article calling the moon landing into question. The article began, "The idea that we went to the Moon--and that we were successful in our Apollo endeavours--is so firmly embedded in the cultural lives of most people on this planet, that to voice the opinion that this might be untrue smacks of paranoia." I can't argue with that! The article goes on to claim, "In actual fact, mankind has no proof at all that we ever set foot on the Moon, other than the photographs that NASA has elected to publish." Which is simply untrue. We have the photos, the video, the audio, the testimony of all the men and women who worked on the various projects, the samples brought back, etc. The "evidence" of a conspiracy is from the photos themselves, and calling it "flimsy" gives it too much weight. For example, in the first photo he uses, the author supposedly analyzes the shadows, claiming to show that they are facing in different directions, meaning it was done with a very nearby light source. When I look at the same photo, however, I can't begin to imagine what this guy is going on about even with the arrows he has kindly inserted to point this stuff out! In several of the other photos, his claims are simply wrong--he puts in arrows to "show" how things should be, but he doesn't line them up properly.

      To their credit, a number of readers responded and said the article was full of baloney, to put it nicely. They pointed out that the author didn't make allowances for 3-dimensional objects casting shadows on a 3-dimensional ground, that he didn't notice they were using wide-angle lenses in some instances, etc. In fact, the volume of letters was so great (they said it was the biggest response they'd ever had), they did a follow-up article in 1997, explaining some of the same things that were pointed out in the letters they received. Suffice it to say this guy's claims were thoroughly debunked.

      There have been other similar claims, of course, and I'm sure there will continue to be new claims of a moon landing hoax. I recently heard one that included the gem that Stanley Kubrick directed the moon footage for NASA, which was filmed "on location." Hmmm. If he was on location, wouldn't that mean they made it to the moon? Whoops, never mind! I'm looking for rationality in an inherently irrational subject.

      And that's about what it comes down to. There will always be people who claim a conspiracy for just about anything. Facts will be ignored, rational people will be amazed and dismayed. And Cecil will continue to try to fight ignorance, against all odds.

      http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmoonhoax.html

  17. QUESTION:
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    where can you find pretentious writing?

    e.g.: scentific articles, political speeches, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Editorials sometimes. Reviews are the easiest place. Movies, books, restaurants reviews, etc. Try the New York Times. There's a lot of garbage in there.

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  19. QUESTION:
    What is fun for tweens in NY city ?

    • ANSWER:
      New York is exciting for any age but there's an extra thrill in visiting with a child old enough to know they're in one of the world's great cities. Recently I visited with my 13-year-old; below are highlights. And good news: many of these activities are low-cost or even free.

      New York City: Big Apple Greeters1) Big Apple Greeters
      Make this the very first item in your trip-planning! Friendly New Yorkers volunteer to show tourists around their favorite town. A terrific introduction to NYC (and free).

      New York Movie Tours2) Movie & TV Tours
      Teens love movies and TV shows, and New York is the setting for dozens of famous flicks: explore the city through some of its best-known film and tv show settings.

      New York Lower East Side Tenement Museum3) Lower East Side Tenement Museum
      Here's the perfect way to slip in some history about NY's immigrant past. One-hour guided tours explore the actual apartments where people lived a hundred-odd years ago: see a "sweatshop" where a family raised kids and made their living in the garment industry.
      Review
      4) Grand Central Station
      Grand Central Station -dessert restaurantThis Beaux-Arts landmark is in the heart of Manhattan at 42nd and Park. Drop by to admire the giant hall; take a free tour if you have the time. Definitely head downstairs to the impressive food concourse: join throngs of New Yorkers for lunch, or perhaps simply refuel with a high-calorie dessert.
      5) See a Broadway Play
      New York: 42nd St. playSpeaking of 42nd Street: that was the classic Broadway play we saw at a matinee. Lion King, Hairspray, Rent were other choices. We tried buying last-minute seats at Times Square: yes, they're half-price, but the price they're half of is 0. Also, choice plays sell out fast. So we headed to the theater and simply bought seats for 30 bucks. We were "in the gods" but the view was fine.
      6) Harbor Tour past Statue of Liberty
      New York: Statue of LibertyCircle Line offers several outings; with a teen, best option is probably the shorter one-hour tour. (Buy a CityPass that includes five other attractions-- see more info at "Empire State Building", below.) In summer, Circle Line operates The Beast speed boat: a high-speed ride that's sure to be the preferred choice of teens.
      7) Staten Island Ferry
      Staten Island Ferry If you're short on time or cash, here's a free, easy way to get out on the water and see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty: not quite as close as with a tour-boat, but a good photo op nonetheless, and a slice of real New York life. (Rent the movie Working Girl for a preview). The ride is 25 minutes; departure is near Battery Park.
      9) Natural History Museum
      This venerable institution has unparalleled collections and is also just plain fun for any age. Highlights are: special exhibits (-we saw one on Einstein); the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space; and -- dinosaurs! Real, giant, dinosaur skeletons, many of them, and some you can even touch! Plan on a long visit, and take a break at the kid-friendly restaurant on the lower floor.

      8) World Trade Center: Ground Zero
      Why take a teen to the scene of this tragedy? Because it's history; because it's a tribute to the courage of rescue crews; because it will be the site of a symbolic building once again, and when your kids visit later in life, they'll remember what once was.

      9) Empire State Building
      It's famous, and the views from the top can be great: but expect to spend a long time in line-ups going up and down. Tip: for sightseeing, CityPass is a bargain that includes tickets for the American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art , Intrepid Sea Air Space Museum, Circle Line Harbor Cruise, as well as the Empire State Building Observatory.

      10) Metropolitan Museum of Art
      New York: Metropolitan Museum of ArtMuseum of art-- for a teen? It's true that our 12-year-old New-Yorker friend warned us this place was way too boring. But out-of-towners should grab the chance to visit this world-class institution (--donate what amount you wish--) which really does have much that appeals to kids: for instance, the galleries with armor from days of yore. For young kids, the information desk offers many brochures for art hunts and museum searches.

  20. QUESTION:
    Which one should i buy ,canon eos X5 or nikon d5100? help please,.or any other entry level dslr.thanks?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a photography teacher in NYC and online. (See my Amazon profile for my website.) I teach beginner and intermediate photography students every week. I've also been a professional photographer for the last five years with images published in The New York Times, GQ, New York Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, The New York Observer, The Village Voice and Time Out New York.

      (This review is for beginner photographers.)

      If you're a beginner, you're most likely asking yourself: Nikon or Canon? Really, I feel confident in saying that you can't go wrong with either. I've used both brand's cameras extensively and find that they both offer amazing image quality with well-built, solid cameras that, if taken care of, will last decades. There are two differences between the cameras, though, that can be taken into consideration.

      The user-interface: If cameras were computers, Nikons would be PCs and Canons would be MACs. PCs are built for people not afraid of technology whereas Macs are built for people who want things super-easy. Nikons excel at customization options which means you'll see so many more options with the Advanced features of a Nikon than you will with a Canon. Canons, on the other hand, excel at ease-of-use for beginners. Canons offer less advanced options and can be easier to learn on. This can be frustrating down the line, though, once you've learned a lot about photography. At that point you may want all of the options that Nikon offers and be frustrated with your Canon. If you're someone who really likes to delve deep into your hobbies or if you're intent on becoming a professional photographer, I'd say a Nikon would be your best bet. If you're someone who wants to learn the basics of photography and only imagine yourself being a hobbyist, Canon would be a better option for you.

      Where Nikon excels: Flash photography. I often find myself in situations where I'm shooting event photography (weddings, movie premiers, benefits and galas) where I need to use a lot of flash. For this kind of photography, I'll always prefer to be shooting with a Nikon. Nikon's flash metering (how the camera magically decides how much light to fire out of the flash) is much more consistent than Canon's. You can take a Canon and shoot the same scene three times in a row with flash and all three images will be at different brightness levels. You can do the same thing with a Nikon and all three images will be wonderfully the same. If you're somebody who plans on shooting a lot with flash (indoor photography, event photography, etc.) you'll want to consider going with Nikon.

      Where Canon excels: Richness of colors. I've been in numerous situations where I've been on the red carpet taking the exact same picture as the photographer next to me. I'll have a Canon and the person next to me will have a Nikon. This has provided quite a few opportunities to compare the images side-by-side. What I've found is that the colors on the Canon's images look richer and make the image pop more. If I'm doing fine art photography (anything I'd like to someday hang in a gallery), I'll always want to be shooting with a Canon for this reason.

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  21. QUESTION:
    Do you know who John Williams is?
    And I don't mean the classical guitarist!

    What do you think of him? ;D

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you've just reached the right source! John Williams is an American composer. He creates soundtracks for the movies. He is winner of 5 Oscars and lot of other prizes. He worked with Steven Spielberg (the American movie's director) in several movies like:
      1. Empire of the Sun (this movie's music is awesome)
      2. Jaws
      3. Schiendler's List
      4. Saving Private Ryan
      5. A. I. Artificial Intelligence (very touching soundtracks)
      6. Terminal
      7. Catch me of you can

      And a lot of movies and achievements.
      However, what I think about him is that he is great music composer and he has very touching soundtracks. He gives a humanitrian sensation to the movie through his music.

      However, here are more information about him:
      Date of Birth
      8 February 1932, Floral Park, Long Island, New York, USA

      Birth Name
      John Towner Williams

      Height
      5' 11½" (1.82 m)

      Mini Biography
      As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins), twenty-odd Gold and Platinum Records, and a slew of Emmy (two wins), Golden Globe (three wins), Grammy (18 wins), National Board of Review (including a Career Achievement Award), Saturn (six wins), and BAFTA (seven wins) citations, along with honorary doctorate degrees numbering in the teens, Williams is undoubtedly one of the most respected composers for Cinema. He's led countless national and international orchestras, most notably as the nineteenth conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980-1993, helming three Pops tours of the US and Japan during his tenure. He currently serves as the Pop's Conductor Laureate. Also to his credit is a parallel career as an author of serious, and some not-so-serious, concert works - performed by the likes of Mstislav Rostropovich, André Previn, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Leonard Slatkin, James Ingram, Dale Clevenger, and Joshua Bell. Of particular interests are his Essay for Strings, a jazzy Prelude & Fugue, the multimedia presentation American Journey (aka The Unfinished Journey (1999)), a Sinfonietta for Winds, a song cycle featuring poems by Rita Dove, concerti for flute, violin, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, cello, bassoon and horn, fanfares for the 1984, 1988 and 1996 Summer Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and a song co-written with Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman for the Special Olympics! But such a list probably warrants a more detailed background...

      Born in Long Island, New York on February 8, 1932, John Towner Williams discovered music almost immediately, due in no small measure to being the son of a percussionist for CBS Radio and the Raymond Scott Quintet. After moving to Los Angeles in 1948, the young pianist and leader of his own jazz band started experimenting with arranging tunes; at age 15, he determined he was going to become a concert pianist; at 19, he premiered his first original composition, a piano sonata.

      He attended both UCLA and the Los Angeles City College, studying orchestration under MGM musical associate Robert Van Eps and being privately tutored by composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, until conducting for the first time during three years with the U.S. Air Force. His return to the states brought him to Julliard, where renowned piano pedagogue Madame Rosina Lhevinne helped Williams hone his performance skills. He played in jazz clubs to pay his way; still, she encouraged him to focus on composing. So it was back to L.A., with the future maestro ready to break into the Hollywood scene.

      Williams found work with the Hollywood studios as a piano player, eventually accompanying such fare such as the TV series "Peter Gunn" (1958), South Pacific (1958), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), as well as forming a surprising friendship with Bernard Herrmann. At age 24, "Johnny Williams" became a staff arranger at Columbia and then at 20th Century-Fox, orchestrating for Alfred Newman and Lionel Newman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, and other Golden Age notables. In the field of popular music, he performed and arranged for the likes of Vic Damone, Doris Day, and Mahalia Jackson... all while courting actress/singer Barbara Ruick, who became his wife until her death in 1974. John & Barbara had three children; their daughter is now a doctor, and their two sons, Joseph Williams and Mark Towner Williams, are rock musicians.

      The orchestrating gigs led to serious composing jobs for television, notably "Alcoa Premiere" (1961), "Checkmate" (1960), "Gilligan's Island" (1964), "Lost in Space" (1965), "Land of the Giants" (1968), and his Emmy-winning scores for Heidi (1968) (TV) and Jane Eyre (1970) (TV). Daddy-O (1958) and Because They're Young (1960) brought his original music to the big theatres, bu

  22. QUESTION:
    Why are these so-called "film critics" trashing WWE Films' "The Day",LINK INSIDE?
    - WWE's website has a new article up touting some of the positive reviews for WWE Studios' The Day, which opened in select theaters this week. As of this writing, the movie has a 22% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review website with just 9 critic reviews counted - 2 "Fresh" and 7 "Rotten." Out of 2,201 user ratings, 63% of viewers liked the movie.

    Here are some highlights from current critic reviews:

    Marc Graser, Variety: "'The Day' is one of the most effective horror movies made in years, successfully delivering a feeling of dread that so many films in the genre lack these days, along with a unique story and captivating characters. Douglas Aarniokoski doesn’t take the easy out in his direction and never relies on camp or amps up the gore quotient to thrill audiences. He’s an impressive filmmaker who is worth keeping an eye on."

    Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post: "The film feels unbelievably long at 84 minutes, and the color-drained, hand-held cinematography serves only as a reminder of just how good "Night of the Living Dead" really was."

    Joel Arnold, NPR: "A savage B-movie thriller with unrealized aspirations to profundity..."

    Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic: "Every day is gloomy in "The Day," Douglas Aarniokoski's film with a creepy, paranoid atmosphere that's more effective than the performances."

    Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News: "Towards the end, you might find yourself thinking, "Well, this could have been worse." And you'll mean it as a compliment."

    Mark Olsen, LA Times: ""The Day" is just good enough to engage audiences, but it falls well short of remarkable, leaving viewers wishing for a dawn that never breaks."

    John Gholson, Movies.com: "The Day's cannibalization of other, better films is its downfall; there's just not enough unique material here to nourish."

    Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/Update_on_Critic_Reviews_for_WWE_Studios_The_Day_WWE_Hypes_Positive_Reviews.html#X2uMjB37fgSSCxiK.99

    I think film critics watch these WWE movies with a closed mind. They don't rate any WWE film good and that is a joke because "The Chaperone" and "Knucklehead" were great movies and funny movies. Yet those movies got abysmal ratings.

    • ANSWER:
      I absolutely hate critics, who somehow managed to recoup on their failed journalism careers and ended up getting "professionally" licensed as a critic.

      These scumbag ruin every single movie that comes out. Their is without a doubt they over hype many movies to begin with, and then completely let out their anger when something isn't done to their taste.

      Rotten tomatoes is one of the domains that host these savages. How on Earth could you rate TDKR lower than some other complicated and dull film? So I just ignore and disregard critic reactions to movies that the audience majorily enjoyed.

      Now I have barely seen any WWE films, but I doubt they are as bad as they seem.

  23. QUESTION:
    Good Teen Movies that i can watch?
    im bored. like seriously bored. like i watched transformers 1, 2, AND 3 four-five times and i watch i am number four 4 times. thats how bored i am. like i watch 1212312039120931 movies so name alot SHANKS :))
    oh and i like girly movies too

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps! It won't let me add anymore.

      Action Movies:
      1. Spider Man and sequel 2. Unstoppable 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 5. Turbulence (kind of funny too) 6. Rush Hour 7. The Tourist 8. Inception 9. Salt 10. The Italian Job 11. The Green Hornet

      Crime/Mafia Movies:
      1. Reservoir Dogs 2. The Lovely Bones (it got bad reviews but I thought it was pretty good) 3. Casino 4. Goodfellas 5. Ocean’s 11

      Different/Independent/Quirky Movies:
      1. Rushmore 2. The Darjeeling Limited 3. Delirious 4. Trees Lounge 5. Igby Goes Down 6. Ghost World
      7. Little Miss Sunshine 8. According to Greta 9. Napoleon Dynamite 10. Paris, Je T'aime 11. Camille
      12. Saint John of Las Vegas 13. Bottle Rocket 14. The Joneses 15. The Great Buck Howard 16. Heathers
      17. The Marc Pease Experience 18. Youth in Revolt 19. Home Fries

      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:
      1. Scream series
      2. My Bloody Valentine (both the original and remake are good)
      3. The Hills Have Eyes and the sequel
      4. Piranha (goofy/campy horror movie)
      5. Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
      6. Wrong Turn series
      7. A Perfect Getaway
      8. The Crazies (I've only seen the remake)
      9. Orphan
      10. Creep
      11. Dying Breed
      12. Autopsy
      13. Drive Thru (campy horror/funny)
      14. Halloween (original)
      15. Friday the 13th (original)
      16. Final Destination series (the last one isn't that good though)
      17. Joy Ride
      18. The Glass House
      19. Laid to Rest
      20. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
      21. Happy Birthday to Me
      22. Simon Says (campy)
      23. House of Wax
      24. Catacombs
      25. I Know What You Did Last Summer
      26. Red Eye
      27. Jeepers Creepers
      28. The Skeleton Key
      29. The Hitcher (original)
      30. House on Haunted Hill
      31. Vacancy and Vacancy 2
      32. Hatchet (campy)
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      35. Saw
      36. The Others
      37. Snakes on a Plane (Campy but fun)
      38. Untraceable
      39. Lake Dead
      40. Cabin Fever
      41. Treat R Treat
      42. Amusement (low budget but fun)
      43. Hide and Seek
      44. P2
      45. Ghost Ship
      46. Dead Silence

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      24. Home Alone 2
      25. Jingle All The Way
      26. Animal House
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)

      Family Movie/Classics:

      1. Pollyanna
      2. Richie Rich
      3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
      4. The Trouble With Angels
      5. Back To The Future
      6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
      7. A Little Princess
      8. My Dog Skip
      9. How To Train Your Dragon
      10. Fantastic Mr. Fox
      11. Toy Story series
      12. Coraline
      13. Hey Arnold! The Movie
      14. Jimmy Neutron

      Drama:
      1. Slumdog Millionaire
      2. The Young Victoria
      3. Girl, Interrupted
      4. 21
      5. Stand By Me
      6. Law Abiding Citizen
      7. Apollo 13
      8. Catch Me If You Can
      9. 127 Hours

      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      6. Serious Moonlight
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      27. Bridget Jone's Diary
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      43. She's Out of My League
      44. Sex and the City
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      47. With Six you get eggroll
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      57. I Could Never Be Your Woman-it isn't that great but you will like it if you are a Paul Rudd fan
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      68. Bride Wars-some might like it

  24. QUESTION:
    Ipad, nook, kindle fire tablets....help!?
    I am looking to get a tablet but need ppls opinions on which one is the best....I want it for web browsing, movies, music, email etc. I will point out that I know about the ipad but simply can't afford that much. I looked into the kindle fire, and the nook tablet but just don't know. Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi melody, first of all you need to know about a great current promotion announced in the news - until March, anyone who buys a one-year Nook subscription to the New York Times newspaper will receive either the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for [FAQ-ANSWER] or the Nook Color e-reader for . The price of the Nook Tablet will be cut by to 9 for those who buy it with a Nook subscription to People magazine.

      Having that out of the way, although a lot of Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D here post untruth about the "great" Kindle I'll try to help you to make sense out of it all. Kindle Fire has neither camera nor microphone thus no Skype calls possible on it. Also, reported issues with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (close to 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.

      Instead, take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective not-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.

      Check out a couple of pro reviews on the subject:
      CNET:
      We streamed Netflix side by side with the Kindle Fire, and head-to-head comparisons were very favorable to the Nook--it simply looked better.
      PCWORLD:
      The Nook Tablet's unique display has less reflectivity than the Kindle Fire's, and so is easier to read. The IPS display is laminated and bonded; so unlike on other tablets's displays--including the Kindle Fire's--there's no annoying, visible air gap between the glass screen and the LCD beneath.The Nook Tablet's home screen is highly customizable and provides quick access to apps and reading material.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is the Denial of Book Promotional Rights the Same as Censorship?
    Case in Point:

    PERMANENT OBSCURITY: Or A Cautionary Tale of Two Girls & Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography & Death by Richard Perez

    RE: News Release Item

    New York Times Author Considers a Two Million Dollar Law Suit Against the ABA ... For Censorship

    Former New York Times contributor and novelist, Richard Perez, author of PERMANENT OBSCURITY, has decided to strike back against censorship. "This would be on behalf of all independent authors everywhere," he has said, currently assembling his case with legal council.

    The target of his fight is the ABA (American Bookseller's Association), currently representing 1,100 independent bookstores, who almost one year ago refused to carry or permit any advertising for his above mentioned novel, on the basis of content.

    The result of this very deliberate act of censorship has resulted in less than 5% of independent bookstores nationwide actually carrying the title, and to this day the novel, which has received generally favorable reviews otherwise, remains virtually unobtainable and unknown to a wider reading public outside of Amazon.com.

    "When it comes to the arts and politics, we live in an environment completely owned and operated by the corporate media, and the publishing industry especially personifies this," Mr. Perez was quoted as saying. "Promotional agencies like the ABA come into play because by choosing which books are granted exposure and which are not, they are in effect setting the agenda, laying out the choices and possibilities that a reading public might otherwise consider."

    In the past, the ABA has been an agency that has publicly touted its anti-censorship advocacy. That "pro-indie" and anti-bias rhetoric is loudly proclaimed on its website: http://www.bookweb.org/advocacy

    Yet when it comes to truly independent books, books about true dissension in America, representing alternative views into subcultures and non-mainstream sexuality, be it with lesbianism, sexploitation, or bdsm, as in the case of PERMANENT OBSCURITY, that stance obviously doesn't apply

    "As the axiom goes," said Mr. Perez. "'Don't listen to what people say, watch what they do.' "

    Asked if the ABA was exposing their corporate ownership with their gesture of forbidding any advertising of his book, the author replied, hardly able to contain his sarcasm: "You tell me. It's not like corporate titles are their bread and butter, right? Any title, like mine, that might potentially 'denigrate' their relationship with so-called 'indie' bookstores and their exposure of corporate product needs to be brought into question."

    Asked how he arrived at the figure of two million dollars bandied in his suit, Mr. Perez expounded, "Easy. Subsidiary rights need to be considered, not just straight book sales, and this includes foreign translation rights, film rights." According to Mr. Perez: "All this has been affected by the ABA in its deliberate attempt to cut off or sabotage the chances of this particular literary property, obviously on the basis of content."

    Richard Perez's last novel, THE LOSERS' CLUB, an independently published romantic comedy set in the East Village of the 1990s, sold widely and was translated into several languages, including Turkish, Korean, and Italian, with the novel optioned and broadly considered for the basis of several films, including a mini-series.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Me again: So with all the talk of cutting off funding to NPR, thus cutting off the voice of dissension, comes another question:

    By denying exposure to those asking the difficult questions are we tipping the game in favor of the non-dissenters? Those pro-conservative, pro-traditional, pro-mainstream (and therefore corporate) agencies charged with supporting and maintaining the status quo?

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    • ANSWER:
      i don't know much about the literary industry or publishing, but as an avid book reader, i am sickened by how corporate and commercial books have become in the past decade. everything is tied in to television series or movies or product placement. there's no such thing as "a good book" anymore; it's all about how "commercially viable" the book and author are. take twilight for an obvious example. one of the most poorly-written novels EVER published, yet it has sold millions of copies simply because the executives who published it knew they could shove it down the throats of the teenaged masses, who would buy it and the movie without question because THEY WERE TOLD TO. it's disgusting, and the media is to blame, because they are the ones who get paid by the publishers to hype it up on tv and in the papers. i think if this richard perez guy wants to martyr himself in the name of good literature, then he has my support, even though i personally who never read a book like permanent obscurity. however i highly doubt that one man has the ability to change the corporate machine that presently dominates our culture. he would need some powerful lawyers and a whole lot of publicity as well.

  26. QUESTION:
    What's your fav. movie ?
    My husband and I are having a movie night. Give me some good movies to watch.

    # New or old. What's your all time fav ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps! It won't let me add anymore.

      Action Movies:
      1. Spider Man and sequel 2. Unstoppable 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 5. Turbulence (kind of funny too) 6. 127 Hours 7. Rush Hour 8. The Tourist 9. Inception 10. Salt 11. The Italian Job

      Crime/Mafia Movies:
      1. Reservoir Dogs 2. The Lovely Bones (it got bad reviews but I thought it was pretty good) 3. Casino 4. Goodfellas

      Different/Independent/Quirky Movies:
      1. Rushmore 2. The Darjeeling Limited 3. Delirious 4. Trees Lounge 5. Igby Goes Down 6. Ghost World
      7. Little Miss Sunshine 8. According to Greta 9. Napoleon Dynamite 10. Paris, Je T'aime 11. Camille
      12. Saint John of Las Vegas 13. Bottle Rocket 14. The Joneses 15. The Great Buck Howard 16. Heathers
      17. The Marc Pease Experience 18. Youth in Revolt

      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:
      1. Scream series
      2. My Bloody Valentine (both the original and remake are good)
      3. The Hills Have Eyes and the sequel
      4. Piranha (goofy/campy horror movie)
      5. Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
      6. Wrong Turn series
      7. A Perfect Getaway
      8. The Crazies (I've only seen the remake)
      9. Orphan
      10. Creep
      11. Dying Breed
      12. Autopsy
      13. Drive Thru (campy horror/funny)
      14. Halloween (original)
      15. Friday the 13th (original)
      16. Final Destination series (the last one isn't that good though)
      17. Joy Ride
      18. The Glass House
      19. Laid to Rest
      20. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
      21. Happy Birthday to Me
      22. Simon Says (campy)
      23. House of Wax
      24. Catacombs
      25. I Know What You Did Last Summer
      26. Red Eye
      27. Jeepers Creepers
      28. The Skeleton Key
      29. The Hitcher (original)
      30. House on Haunted Hill
      31. Vacancy and Vacancy 2
      32. Hatchet (campy)
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      35. Saw
      36. The Others
      37. Snakes on a Plane (Campy but fun)
      38. Untraceable
      39. Lake Dead
      40. Cabin Fever
      41. Treat R Treat

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      14. Vegas Vacation
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      20. National Lampoons European Vacation
      21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
      22. Vegas Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      24. Home Alone 2
      25. Jingle All The Way
      26. Animal House
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)

      Drama:
      1. Slumdog Millionaire
      2. The Young Victoria
      3. Girl, Interrupted
      4. 21
      5. Stand By Me
      6. Law Abiding Citizen

      Chick Flicks:

      1. She's All That
      2. The Women
      3. Sleepless in Seattle
      4. Kate & Leopold
      5. When Harry Met Sally
      6. Leap Year
      7. Serious Moonlight
      8. You've Got Mail
      9. French Kiss
      10. The Notebook
      11. Easy A
      12. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      13. Letters to Juliet
      14. You Again
      15. A Walk to Remember
      16. Mean Girls
      17. Valentine's Day
      18. Definitely, Maybe
      19. The Proposal
      20. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      21. Adventures in Babysitting
      22. The Hot Chick
      23. Here on Earth
      24. For Keeps
      25. John Tucker Must Die
      26. Jawbreaker
      27. Lucas
      28. Mermaids
      29. Election
      30. New York Minute
      31. Chasing Liberty
      32. Notting Hill
      33. What a Girl Wants
      34. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      35. First Daughter
      36. Life as We Know It
      37. Bridget Jone's Diary
      38. Morning Glory
      39. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      40. When in Rome
      41. Heartbreakers
      42. Beauty and the Briefcase
      43. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      44. The Prince and Me
      45.
      46. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      47. Miss Congeniality
      48. Sixteen Candles (It is PG but they show someone topless in 1 scene)
      49. Summer Catch
      50. Whatever it Takes
      51. Drive me Crazy
      52. Bring it on
      53. Pretty in Pink
      54. Can't Buy me love
      55. How to lose a guy in 10 days
      56. Charlie St. Cloud
      57. The Bounty Hunter
      58. Love Happens-if you are a Jennifer Aniston fan you will probably like it
      59. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      60. With Six you get eggroll
      61. The Perfect Man
      62. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      63. Mamma Mia
      64. Duplex

  27. QUESTION:
    Suggest movies please?
    I've been staying home for a while since it's summer break and I watched a lot of movies....
    So maybe list movies around the year 2005 - 2009 or later, just anything entertaining to pass the time
    I like Comedy & Scary movies ;D

    • ANSWER:
      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:

      1. Scream series
      2. My Bloody Valentine (both the original and remake are good)
      3. The Hills Have Eyes and the sequel
      4. Piranha (goofy/campy horror movie)
      5. Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
      6. Wrong Turn series
      7. A Perfect Getaway
      8. The Crazies (I've only seen the remake)
      9. Orphan
      10. Creep
      11. Dying Breed
      12. Autopsy
      13. Drive Thru (campy horror/funny)
      14. Halloween (original)
      15. Friday the 13th (original)
      16. Final Destination series (the last one isn't that good though)
      17. Joy Ride
      18. The Glass House
      19. Laid to Rest
      21. Happy Birthday to Me
      22. Simon Says (campy)
      23. House of Wax
      24. Catacombs
      25. I Know What You Did Last Summer
      26. Red Eye
      27. Jeepers Creepers
      28. The Skeleton Key
      29. The Hitcher (original)
      30. House on Haunted Hill
      31. Vacancy and Vacancy 2
      32. Hatchet (campy)
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      35. Saw
      36. The Others
      37. Snakes on a Plane (Campy but fun)
      38. Untraceable
      39. Lake Dead
      40. Cabin Fever
      41. Treat R Treat
      42. Amusement (low budget but fun)
      43. Hide and Seek
      44. P2
      45. Ghost Ship
      46. Halloween Resurrection
      47. And Soon the Darkness
      48. Child’s Play
      49. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
      50. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
      51. The Amityville Horror
      52. Halloween: H20
      53. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
      54. Drag Me To Hel_
      55. The Box
      59. Freddy VS. Jason
      60. Disturbia
      61. April Fools Day (original)
      62. Sorority Row
      64. Devil
      66. Single White Female
      67. Anaconda
      68. Darkness Falls
      72. Dark House
      74. Dead Silence
      75. Harper’s Island mini series

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)
      32. Billy Madison
      34. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
      35. Scary Movie
      36. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      38. Mad Money
      39. Stripes
      40. Black Knight
      42. Click
      43. Grown Ups-not the best but fun once
      44. Troop Beverly Hills

      Teen Comedies:

      1. Josie and The Pussycats
      2. The Perfect Score
      3. License to Drive
      4. The New Guy
      5. Class
      6. Jawbreaker-Rated R black comedy

      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      6. Serious Moonlight
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      27. Bridget Jone's Diary and sequel
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      43. She's Out of My League
      44. Sex and the City
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      48. The Perfect Man
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      68. Bride Wars-some might like it
      72. Clueless
      73. Legally Blonde
      74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      75. The Women
      76. Killers
      77. Knight and Day
      78. Flipped
      80. 10 Things I Hate About You
      81. The Devil Wears Prada
      82. Loser

      Hope this helps!

  28. QUESTION:
    Movies You Recommend?
    Hi,

    I'll be going into hospital for a few days next week, and then five more times after that. SOOO! I need some (heaps) of movies to watch because I can't imagine I'll be doing too much more than that. Are there any you recommend? Have to be good ones that can keep me awake :) I'll watch most things... oh! and scary movies, don't scare me. :) :)

    THANKS! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hope this helps! It won't let me add anymore.

      Action Movies:
      1. Spider Man and sequel 2. Unstoppable 3. The Taking of Pelham 123 4. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 5. Turbulence (kind of funny too) 6. 127 Hours 7. Rush Hour 8. The Tourist 9. Inception 10. Salt 11. The Italian Job

      Crime/Mafia Movies:
      1. Reservoir Dogs 2. The Lovely Bones (it got bad reviews but I thought it was pretty good) 3. Casino 4. Goodfellas

      Different/Independent/Quirky Movies:
      1. Rushmore 2. The Darjeeling Limited 3. Delirious 4. Trees Lounge 5. Igby Goes Down 6. Ghost World
      7. Little Miss Sunshine 8. According to Greta 9. Napoleon Dynamite 10. Paris, Je T'aime 11. Camille
      12. Saint John of Las Vegas 13. Bottle Rocket 14. The Joneses 15. The Great Buck Howard 16. Heathers
      17. The Marc Pease Experience 18. Youth in Revolt

      Horror/Thriller/Suspense Movies:
      1. Scream series
      2. My Bloody Valentine (both the original and remake are good)
      3. The Hills Have Eyes and the sequel
      4. Piranha (goofy/campy horror movie)
      5. Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
      6. Wrong Turn series
      7. A Perfect Getaway
      8. The Crazies (I've only seen the remake)
      9. Orphan
      10. Creep
      11. Dying Breed
      12. Autopsy
      13. Drive Thru (campy horror/funny)
      14. Halloween (original)
      15. Friday the 13th (original)
      16. Final Destination series (the last one isn't that good though)
      17. Joy Ride
      18. The Glass House
      19. Laid to Rest
      20. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
      21. Happy Birthday to Me
      22. Simon Says (campy)
      23. House of Wax
      24. Catacombs
      25. I Know What You Did Last Summer
      26. Red Eye
      27. Jeepers Creepers
      28. The Skeleton Key
      29. The Hitcher (original)
      30. House on Haunted Hill
      31. Vacancy and Vacancy 2
      32. Hatchet (campy)
      33. The Ring
      34. The Grudge
      35. Saw
      36. The Others
      37. Snakes on a Plane (Campy but fun)
      38. Untraceable
      39. Lake Dead
      40. Cabin Fever
      41. Treat R Treat

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      14. Vegas Vacation
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      20. National Lampoons European Vacation
      21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
      22. Vegas Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      24. Home Alone 2
      25. Jingle All The Way
      26. Animal House
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)

      Family Movie/Classics:
      1. Pollyanna
      2. Richie Rich
      3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
      4. The Trouble With Angels
      5. Back To The Future
      6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
      7. A Little Princess
      8. My Dog Skip
      9. How To Train Your Dragon
      10. Fantastic Mr. Fox
      11. Toy Story series
      12. Coraline
      13. Hey Arnold! The Movie
      14. Jimmy Neutron

      Drama:
      1. Slumdog Millionaire
      2. The Young Victoria
      3. Girl, Interrupted
      4. 21
      5. Stand By Me
      6. Law Abiding Citizen

      Chick Flicks:

      1. She's All That
      2. The Women
      3. Sleepless in Seattle
      4. Kate & Leopold
      5. When Harry Met Sally
      6. Leap Year
      7. Serious Moonlight
      8. You've Got Mail
      9. French Kiss
      10. The Notebook
      11. Easy A
      12. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      13. Letters to Juliet
      14. You Again
      15. A Walk to Remember
      16. Mean Girls
      17. Valentine's Day
      18. Definitely, Maybe
      19. The Proposal
      20. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      21. Adventures in Babysitting
      22. The Hot Chick
      23. Here on Earth
      24. For Keeps
      25. John Tucker Must Die
      26. Jawbreaker
      27. Lucas
      28. Mermaids
      29. Election
      30. New York Minute
      31. Chasing Liberty
      32. Notting Hill
      33. What a Girl Wants
      34. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      35. First Daughter
      36. Life as We Know It
      37. Bridget Jone's Diary
      38. Morning Glory
      39. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      40. When in Rome
      41. Heartbreakers
      42. Beauty and the Briefcase
      43. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      44. The Prince and Me
      45.
      46. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      47. Miss Congeniality
      48. Sixteen Candles (It is PG but they show someone topless in 1 scene)
      49. Summer Catch
      50. Whatever it Takes
      51. Drive me Crazy
      52. Bring it on
      53. Pretty in Pink
      54. Can't Buy me love
      55. How to lose a guy in 10 days
      56. Charlie St. Cloud
      57. The Bounty Hunter
      58. Love Happens-if you are a Jennifer Aniston fan you will probably like it
      59. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      60. With Six you get eggroll
      61. The Perfect Man
      62. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      63. Mamma Mia
      64. Duplex
      65. Over Her Dead Body
      66. My Fake Fiancé
      67. Maid in Manhattan
      8. 50 First Dates
      69. Save the Last Dance
      70. The House Bunny
      71. Riding in Cars with Boys
      72. On The Line
      73. Groundhog Day-maybe

  29. QUESTION:
    what's the name of the movie?
    The story of three women. One of the was raped by a sheik and gets pregnant but the dopn't reveal whom of the three is. The child was left at a monastry and later she is looking for her mother. The movie is like a story I think.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm taking a wild guess, but I'm not at all certain that this is what you are looking for:

      Lace (1984 TV miniseries)
      starring Phoebe Cates, Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Anthony Higgins (formerly Anthony Corlan), Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom, Anthony Quayle, Honor Blackman, Nickolas Grace, Leigh Lawson, Trevor Eve
      IMDB review:
      Aunt Hortense (in French dialect): "But the child is killed, it's dead, you know?"
      Lili (indefinable Euro dialect): "They'll wish I was. Their little schoolgirl pact sent me to hell. I'll show them what I learned there."

      And so begins the saga that captivated millions of viewers in 1984. For this story of the poor little rich girl/porno queen/movie goddess had more charm, more style, and more suspense than anything ever seen before or possibly since. "Lace" also featured the most intoxicating and sweeping romantic situations, which stretched across no less than five countries, involving Arab princes, French champagne barons, shipping tycoons, and one vengeful porno star turned legitimate actress. And this epic all begins with her, Lily, played by the outrageously exotic and sexy Phoebe Cates. Abandoned as a child by a seemingly unfeeling mother, child is cast into the cruel world and lands in a Hungarian work camp at the age of 6, where she is mistreated and violated by soldiers for 10 grueling years. Escaping at the age of 15, she flees to Paris, where she begins her descent into depravity... Meanwhile, her mother, who could be any one of three amazingly successful and beautiful women, goes about her life believing that her child had been killed. Not true, as these three ladies are about to find out. And this is the most captivating element of this clever film: The viewer has no idea which one of these three is the mother of this vengeful wildcat, and we must wait until the end of this 4-hour epic to learn the truth. And as we find out at the same time as Lily, we really feel involved with these characters. Told effectively in flashbacks, we get to know each one of these fascinating women intimately. We are with them at their Swiss boarding school, where the scandal begins, and we follow them all on their separate paths of broken relationships, staggering romances, and jet setting around the world: Pagan, the sarcastic, raven-haired English girl who falls hard for Abdullah, the Prince of Sydon; Maxine, the doll-like French beauty and her champagne baron; Judy, who is realizing her dream of seeing her New York fashion magazine, "Lace", become reality. And all the while, the life of the less-fortunate Lily is also presented in contrast to these women's seemingly easy and privileged lives. Lily's experiences have made her into a very hard and angry young woman who decides to use her star power to bring each of these women to her knees.

      It's possible that it's a regular film, but this is the one I thought of with three possible mothers and an abandoned child who grows up to see revenge. This miniseries was so successful that they made "Lace II", in which she looks for her father.

      Oh my! It looks as if others are thinking that this is what you want, too! I thought I might be way off the mark. But, maybe my "shot in the dark" is correct!

  30. QUESTION:
    can u help me with the film project.BELOW?
    these are the actors u can choose 1:
    cary grant
    paul muni
    john travolta
    al pacino

    These are wat should be included:
    1. his early life and career
    2. the role that brought her to fame
    3. a sampling of the variety of role types he has played
    4. how his personal live differ from the role he have played

    • ANSWER:
      Al Pacino
      Because
      One of the greatest actors in all of film history, Al Pacino established himself during one of film's greatest decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies. Born on April 25, 1940, in the Bronx, New York, Pacino's parents (Salvatore and Rose) divorced when he was young. His mother moved them into his grandparents' house. Pacino found himself often repeating the plots and voices of characters he had seen in the movies, one of his favorite activities. Bored and unmotivated in school, the young Al Pacino found a haven in school plays, and his interest soon blossomed into a full-time career. Starting on the stage, he went through a lengthy period of depression and poverty, sometimes having to borrow bus fare to make it to auditions. He made it into the prestigious Actors Studio in 1966, studying under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg, creator of the Method Approach that would become the trademark of many '70s-era actors. After appearing in a string of plays in supporting roles, he finally hit it big with "The Indian Wants the Bronx", winning an Obie award for the 1966-67 season. That was followed by a Tony Award for "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?". His first feature films made little departure from the gritty realistic stage performances that earned him respect: he played a junkie in The Panic in Needle Park (1971) after his film debut in Me, Natalie (1969). What came next would change his life forever. The role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972) was one of the most sought-after of the time: Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, 'Ryan O'Neal', Robert De Niro and a host of others either wanted it or were mentioned for it, but director Francis Ford Coppola had his heart set on the unknown Italian Pacino for the role, although pretty much everyone else--from the studio to the producers to some of te cast members--didn't want him. Though Coppola won out through slick persuasion, Pacino was in constant fear of being fired during the hellish shoot. Much to his (and Coppola's) relief, the film was a monster hit that did wonders for everyone's career, including Pacino's, and earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Instead of taking on easier projects for the big money he could now command, however, Pacino threw his support behind what he considered tough but important films, such as the true-life crime drama Serpico (1973) and the tragic real-life bank robbery film Dog Day Afternoon (1975). He opened eyes around the film world for his brave choice of roles, and he was nominated three consecutive years for the "Best Actor" Academy Award. He faltered slightly with Bobby Deerfield (1977), but regained his stride with ...And Justice for All. (1979), for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. This would, unfortunately, signal the beginning of a decline in his career, which produced such critical and commercial flops as Cruising (1980) and Author! Author! (1982). He took on another vicious gangster role and cemented his legendary status in the ultra-violent cult hit Scarface (1983), but a monumental mistake was about to follow. Revolution (1985) endured an endless and seemingly cursed shoot in which equipment was destroyed, weather was terrible, and Pacino became terribly ill with pneumonia. Constant changes in the script also further derailed a project that seemed doomed from the start anyway. The Revolutionary War film is considered one of the worst films ever, not to mention one of the worst of his career, resulted in his first truly awful reviews and kept him off the sceen for the next four years. Returning to the stage, Pacino has done much to give back and contribute to the theatre, which he considers his first love. He directed a film, The Local Stigmatic (1990), but it remains unreleased. He lifted his self-imposed exile with the striking Sea of Love (1989) as a hard-drinking cop. It marked the second phase of Pacino's career, being the first to feature his now famous dark, owl eyes and hoarse, gravelly voice. Returning to the Corleones, he made The Godfather: Part III (1990) and earned raves for his first comedic role in the colorful Dick Tracy (1990). This earned him another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and two years later he was nominated for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He went into romantic mode for Frankie and Johnny (1991). In 1992 he finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his amazing performance in Scent of a Woman (1992). A mixture of technical perfection (he plays a blind man) and charisma, the role was tailor-made for him, and remains a classic. The next few years would see Pacino becoming more comfortable with acting and movies as a business, turning out great roles in great films with more frequency and less of the demanding personal involvement of his wilder days. Carlito's Way (1993) proved another gangster classic, a

  31. QUESTION:
    2012 review please! Help!?
    I need to make a review for the movie "2012", but I'm stuck on the last for elements.
    Plot- The plot is what happens in a story, and is typically dictated by the script. With this category, I will describe the premise of the script and judge how well the film lived up to that premise. A good realization of a premise is well paced, contains few (if any) unnecessary scenes, has defined structure and feeling of cohesion, and answers the narrative questions presented by the premise.

    Character- This category is judged based upon both the strength of the characters and the strength of the performances by the actors portraying them. A good character has goals, and active inner life, a life that begins before the story and could continue after (assuming they live through the film, of course). They are memorable, usually like-able, and can be imagined in contexts outside of the main narrative. A good performance is not only believable, but convinces the audience of the character's being. It brings interest and drama to otherwise insignificant actions and dialogue.

    Diction- Images are the language of the cinema, and a film's diction is its cinematography. Strong images tell stories in themselves, and enhance the emotion of the action. Composition, choice of lens, camera moves, and film speed and type all contribute to the feel of a shot.

    Melody- Melody takes into account the elements of production concerned with style and mood: music selection, art design, editing, sound design, wardrobe, costumes, make-up, and set design.

    If you could make your own review with these four remaining elements, that would be great 😀

    Thanks so much 😀

    • ANSWER:
      For decades, Cecil B. DeMille was Hollywood’s go-to megalomaniac when it came to big, simplistic, spectacular devastation, with side-orders of religion and/or patriotism. In the 1970s, Irwin Allen became Master of Disaster, and ships sank, buildings burned, volcanoes blew, cities fell and killer bees swarmed. Now, Roland Emmerich presides over the carnival of destruction, commanding huge budgets, wilfully ignoring scientific advisors to keep the plot boiling (for future reference, sudden continental drift probably will affect your cell-phone reception — but not in this film) and cracking a whip over slave-like hordes of computer-programmers piling up the pixels which render the unbelievable photo-realistic.

      DeMille’s specialty was historical/religious epic and Allen perfected the ‘disaster movie’, but a necessary escalation means Emmerich has to resort to science fiction to slake audiences’ need for destruction on a super-colossal scale. Godzilla, in which a monster only attacks New York, is one of his smaller films. Having written off the beginnings of human history in 10,000 BC, Emmerich now turns to the immediate and terrifying future and tries to outdo the genocidal upheavals he wrought through alien invasion in Independence Day and global warming in The Day After Tomorrow.

      The disaster cycle of the ‘70s had to escalate too — after an ocean liner and a skyscraper had been trashed in CinemaScope, the stakes had to be upped to an entire city in Earthquake and a continent or so in Meteor.
      2012 has a less easy-to-sell (and, therefore, harder to worry about) concept than earlier moviemageddons — impending doom here isn’t just one big thing, but a matter of solar flares, planetary alignments, earthquakes and big waves, with Biblical overtones of the Flood.

      What it boils down to is all the disasters from all the other disaster movies happening in one long film. Emmerich tosses off towering infernos by the dozen in single shots, throws Poseidon-like ocean liners (and aircraft carriers) into maelstroms like toys in a bathtub, has entire cities levelled by quakes or swept away by tidal waves (LA, Vegas and DC get it worst, this time), transforms a scenic national park into a volcano, and swamps the Himalayas with a tsunami which makes Peter Weir’s Last Wave seem like a ripple on a duck pond.

      As expected, the script is a load of old cods, delivered in a hurry by the wildly overqualified likes of John Cusack (everyman Dad), Amanda Peet (underwritten ex-wife), Chiwetel Ejiofor (scientist with integrity), Danny Glover (humane Prez), Thandie Newton (cute First Daughter), Oliver Platt (weasely politico), Woody Harrelson (ranting doomsayer) and George Segal (twinkly old-timer). We get glutinous sentiment, weirdly appropriate low comedy, non-denominational religious mutterings (though the Sistine Chapel cracks and the Vatican collapses) and doses of dignified self-sacrifice, my-kids-must-live heroism and cutthroat politicking from characters competing to secure first-class passage on the Ark. Yes, there’s a cute yapping dog whose survival seems more important than the entire population of India.

      Many times, cars and planes escape from disasters that seem to chase them off-screen as whole cities fall down or blow up. And the finale brings on an impressive Ark, and plays ridiculous suspense games as the fate of humanity depends on John Cusack holding his breath underwater and ungumming the grinding-works of huge doors.

  32. QUESTION:
    Ok..so out of this BIG list of movies, can you tell me what they are like?
    THIS IS A BIG LIST. PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU HAVE THE PATIENCE! Im doing a review on some movies and some of these i dont even know or havent watched. if you HAVE seen some of these and know if they are good, could u copy the list or write the name of the movie and tell me if its good and worth watching. thanks.
    The Unforgiving
    Prowl.2010
    Barry Munday [2010
    Scream of The Banshee 2011
    Street Wars (2011)
    Summer Eleven 2010
    From Prada to Nada (2011)
    Predicament
    Little.Big.Boy.
    Roadkill
    Insidious
    Waiting For Forever 2010
    The.Bill.Collector.2010
    Monster.Mutt.
    The House of the Devil
    200 mph
    Alice.In.Murderland
    Elephant.White.2011
    Textuality
    Sure.Looks.Good
    I Am Number Four
    Butchered.
    travellers
    big mommas house 3
    little fockers
    terry 2011
    harry potter and the deathly hallows part 1
    battle los angeles
    a turtles tale 2010
    london boulevard
    The House of the Devil 2009
    The.Hit.List.2011
    The.Company.Men.2010
    Blood Out 2011
    Deadrise 2011
    The.Inheritance.2011
    The Be All and End All 2009
    The.Last.Godfather.2010
    The.19th.Wife.2010
    The Con Artist 2010
    Married Men Single Women 2011
    The Resident.2011
    Faster.2010
    Speed.Dating
    River Of Darkness 2010
    Legion The Final Exorcism 2011
    Love Hurts[2009]
    ong bak 3
    Tucker and Dale Vs Evil 2010
    A.Kiss.of.Chaos.2009
    the mechanic 2011
    the next three days
    the green hornet
    leaves of grass
    the reef
    jackass 3d
    sanctum
    red river 2011
    twisted path 2011
    kiss the bride 2011
    my girlfriends back 2011
    the clinic 2011
    The Extra Man [2010]
    Headhunter 2010
    Alpha and Omega[2010]
    Stonerville.2011
    Arthur.3.The.War.of.the.Two.Worlds.2010
    Buried[2010
    Marry.Me.2010
    Life As We Know It[2010]
    I Spit on Your Grave 2010
    White.Wedding.2009
    300.Killers
    Circle 2010
    Outcast 2010
    You Again[2010]
    Chronicles.Of.Narnia.3.2010
    Red Hill (2010)
    Paranormal.Activity.2.Unrated.2010
    Unstoppable (2010)
    Never Let Me Go[2010]
    Tamara Drewe 2010
    Its Kind of a Funny Story[2010]
    Tomorrow, When the War Began [2010]
    King Of Paper Chasin 2010
    the last exorcism 2010
    the american 2010
    game or death (wesley snipes)
    the rise to power of the essex boys bonded by blood 2010
    Exam 2009
    The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle 2009
    The Rich Mans Wife
    Rabbit Hole
    In.Search.Of.Lovecraft
    Saved
    the heavy 2010
    saw 7 final chapter 2010
    Megamind (2010)
    The Freebie[2010]
    127.Hours.2010
    True Grit (2010)
    Ultramarines.2010
    Catfish[2010]
    Takers[2010]
    Deadly Crossing[2011]
    The Fighter 2010
    hatchet 2 2010
    Legend Of The Guardians 2010
    A Golden Christmas
    RazorBlade City 2010
    The Tortured 2010
    Never.Let.Me.Go.2010
    A Fork in the Road 2010
    Sure Looks Good 2010
    Skyline 2010
    Ticking Clock 2011
    The Town 2010
    Firebreather1 2010
    13.2010 (starring 50cent)
    Cyrus 2010
    Takers 2010
    A Dog Year 2009
    A Nanny for Christmas 2010
    Restrepo 2010
    Dinner For Schmucks 2010
    Mega.Piranha.2010
    The.Locksmith.2010
    Casino Jack.2010
    Easy A.2010
    DEVIL 2010
    Against The Current
    Assault.Of.The.Sasquatch
    New.York.I.Love.You
    red 2010
    inception 2010
    the killing machine 2010
    knuckle head 2010
    the ghost writer 2010
    enter if you dare chatroom 2010
    kung fu master 2010
    locked down 2010
    enter the void 2009
    the first men in the moon 2010
    The Possesion Of David O"Reilly 2010
    ghetto stories 2010
    5.k.1 2010
    the social network 2010
    shrek forever after 2010
    remember me 2010
    see you in september 2010
    the gun slingers 2010
    wall street 2 2010
    predators 2010
    a nightmare on elm street 2010
    monsters 2010
    drop dead gorgeous 2010
    operation endgame 2010
    4321 2010
    shelter 2010
    the last airbender
    the last house on the left
    cherry tree lane
    mirrors 2
    the loved ones
    resident evil afterlife
    THE DEVILS PLAY GROUND
    night of the demons
    backyard horror 2010
    the prankster 2010
    big stan
    Alvin and the Chipmunks The Squeekquel
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    the last 7 2010
    dog pound 2010
    robin hood 2010
    letters to juliet 2010
    final destination 4 2010
    iron man 2
    ghost machine
    frozen
    haunted echoes
    stoic
    jackie chan kung fu masters
    hole in one (american pie plays golf)
    get him to the greek
    girl with the dragon tattoo
    night stalker 2010
    CASE 39
    captivity
    bad cop
    shottas (gangsta film)
    belly (gangsta film)
    orphan 2009
    machete 2010
    island of death 1975 ( banned movie)
    titanic 2
    the killer inside me
    baby sitter wanted
    four lions
    growth
    beatdown 2010
    the expandables
    macgruber
    group sex
    the chosen one
    dear john
    number 1 cheer leader camp
    the backup plan
    five children and it
    nanny mcphee and the big bang
    The Gold Retrievers 2010
    How.To.Train.Your.Dragon.2010
    Dragon Hunters
    date night 2010
    Alice in Wonderland 2010
    The Spy Next Door 2010
    stomp the yard 2
    tekken 2010
    spirit camp
    road kill
    Love.at.First.Hiccup
    After.Dusk.They.Come.
    Samurai Avenger
    The Blind Wolf
    Cemetery Junction
    royal kill
    perfect combination
    paper man
    Centurion.
    Just Wright
    Zone Of The Dead
    Ok so i actually realised this list is massive. If you have seen a few of these can u just write the name and tell me if its good and worth watching. If you dont want to copy the whole list its fine. Just please let me know if any are good. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      These are the ones I've watched from your list...

      Barry Munday - Meh. It was okay. Something to watch if you're bored. 6/10

      Insidious - The scariest film I've ever witnessed. 9/10

      The House of the Devil - Nice throwback to classic horror, the downside is that it's VERY slow. 7/10

      Little Fockers - I liked it. Obviously not amazing, but still fun. 6/10

      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 - VERY good. 9/10

      Battle: LA - Too many cliches for my liking. 5/10

      The Next Three Days - Very good film. Kept me interested until the end credits. 9/10

      Buried - I personally loved it. Very intense at times. Made me kind of queasy. 9/10

      I Spit on Your Grave - Extremely disturbing and upsetting, but I still liked it. 7/10

      Paranormal.Activity 2 - Prequel to the first one. One scene made me jump 2 feet in the air. 7/10

      Its Kind of a Funny Story - Not as funny as it could have been, but still good. 7/10

      The Last Exorcism - Slow, strange, ambiguous. 6/10

      Exam - LOVED this film. Very smart. 9/10

      Rabbit Hole - Fantastically acted. It's a character based drama, so some may find it boring. 8/10

      Saw 7 - Typical Saw. Blood and guts and no substance. 5/10

      Megamind - Not as good as I was expecting but still enjoyable. 7/10

      127 Hours - Quite good. 8/10

      Hatchet 2 - I liked it more than the first. 6/10

      Skyline - One of the worst films I've ever watched. 3/10, only for the great CGI on a small budget.

      Cyrus - Meh. 5/10

      Dinner For Schmucks - Not so funny. 5/10

      Easy A - Fun. 7/10

      Devil - Very entertaining and suspenseful. 8/10

      Inception - Second best of 2010. 10/10

      The Social Network - Pretty great. Literally nothing happens except talking, but somehow it keeps your attention. 9/10

      Shrek Forever After - Not as good as 1 and 2, but better than 3. 6/10

      Remember Me - I think everyone writes this one off because of the leading man, but it was actually good. Unforgettable ending. 8/10

      A Nightmare on Elm Street - Trash compared to the original. But as a movie by itself, it's okay. 6/10

      Last House on the Left - I was never a fan of the original, but I enjoyed this one a lot. 9/10

      Mirrors 2 - Crappy, just like the first. 3/10

      Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Good. 7/10

      Final Destination 4 - Not that good at all. 4/10

      Frozen - One of the most underrated films in a while. 10/10

      Case 39 - Cliche after cliche. 5/10

      Orphan - Great movie. And the acting from the actress playing the orphan was breathtaking. 9/10

      Machete - Just okay. But I've never been a fan of Robert Rodriguez. 5/10

      Babysitter Wanted - Nearly identical to House of the Devil. 7/10

      Back-Up Plan - Typical chick-flick. 4/10

      Date Night - thought it was hysterical the first time watching it. Not so much the second time though. 7/10

      Alice in Wonderland - Loved it. 8/10

  33. QUESTION:
    help!! wanna 2watch something good :)?
    right im soo board and wanna watch a movie soo anything good would be brilliant

    i like to watch romantics, comedy, stuff about cheerleading and kidies films

    cheers guys!!

    • ANSWER:
      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      7. My Cousin Vinny
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      11. Spice World (for Spice Girl fans from 1990s/2000s)
      12. Mr. Deeds
      13. Pineapple Express
      14. Vegas Vacation
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      17. Knocked Up
      18. Role Models
      19. National Lampoons Vacation
      20. National Lampoons European Vacation
      21. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
      22. Vegas Vacation
      23. Home Alone
      24. Home Alone 2
      25. Jingle All The Way
      26. Animal House
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)
      31. Dick
      32. Billy Madison
      33. Grumpy Old Men
      34. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
      35. Scary Movie
      36. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      37. Men at Work
      38. Mad Money
      39. Stripes
      40. Black Knight
      41. Revenge of the Nerds
      42. Click
      43. Grown Ups-not the best but fun once
      44. Troop Beverly Hills

      Family Movie/Classics:

      1. Pollyanna
      2. Richie Rich
      3. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
      4. The Trouble With Angels
      5. Back To The Future
      6. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
      7. A Little Princess
      8. My Dog Skip
      9. How To Train Your Dragon
      10. Fantastic Mr. Fox
      11. Toy Story series
      12. Coraline
      13. Hey Arnold! The Movie
      14. Jimmy Neutron
      15. The Mighty Ducks
      26. The Rugrats Movie
      27. Our Lips are Sealed
      28. Matilda
      29. Holiday in the Sun
      30. Miracle in Lane 2
      31. The Little Rascals
      32. Passport to Paris
      33. Winning London
      34. Saved By the Bell Hawaiian Style/Wedding in Vegas
      35. The Babysitter’s Club
      36. A Charlie Brown Christmas
      37. Halloween Town and sequel
      38. Piglet’s Big Movie
      39. The Land Before Time
      40. The Swan Princess
      41. Cadet Kelly
      42. The Brave Little Toaster
      43. Rugrats Movie
      44. Recess: School’s Out
      45. Like Mike
      46. The Sandlot
      47. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
      48. Holes
      49. The Princess Diaries
      50. Sleeping Beauty
      51. Angels in the Outfield
      52. Honey We Shrunk Ourselves
      53. Lady and the Tramp
      54. Life Size
      55. Big Fat liar
      56. Pooh’s Heffalump Movie
      57. Care Bears: King of the Moon
      58. The Tigger Movie
      59. Babes in Toyland
      60. It Takes Two
      61. Madeline
      62. Billboard Dad
      63. Seventeen Again
      64. Air Bud
      65. 101 Dalmatians
      66. Shiloh
      67. Get a Clue
      68. Freaky Friday
      69. Cheaper by The Dozen
      70. The Parent Trap
      71. An Extremely Goofy Movie
      72. The Santa Clause
      73. Jumanji
      74. Monsters, INC.
      75. James and the Giant Peach
      76. The Cheetah Girls
      77. Shrek
      78. The Even Stevens Movie
      80. The Karate Kid-original

      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      6. Serious Moonlight
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      27. Bridget Jone's Diary and sequel
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      43. She's Out of My League
      44. Sex and the City
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      47. With Six you get eggroll
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      68. Bride Wars-some might like it
      71. Crimes of Fashion-it's a silly movie about the mafia and fashion

  34. QUESTION:
    Hows this review, anything to add?
    The American drama Freedom Writers, written and directed by the renowned Richard La Gravenese was released in the cinemas March 2nd 2007. This feature length film stars the talented Hilary Swank, the breath taking Imelda Staunton, the awe inspiring April Lee Hernandez, the gifted Patrick Dempsey and the fantastic Scott Glenn. Freedom Writers is a film based on a true story about a newly graduated young school teacher who is able to form an extraordinary bond with her inner city students through the writing of daily journals. I think that this film is really good for inspiring young adults and helping them into the right direction of change.
    The film shows that there is room for hope and that change can be made. I like the whole idea that in the film there was a comparison to Anne Frank because struggle can be experienced and perceived in many different ways. The film is set in Long Beach shortly after the L.A. riots. Hilary Swank plays Erin Gruwell, who is determined to change the mind set of young people. She teaches a class that is racially divided into four groups such as whites, Latinos, Cambodians, and blacks and tries to understand their problems and hatred and sacrifices her marriage in order to do so.
    Freedom writers follow the theme of hope.

    I recommend that young people like myself watch this film because it has an output of a positive message and it’s really inspirational and maybe if they are not experiencing some of this issues shown within the film it can enable them to understand how others live and how sometimes it is not easy for people. And also it can teach teenagers that we act in certain ways when things aren’t right or that we give up when it gets too tough.
    I think that Hilary Swank who plays Erin Gruwell is a positive person and has a heart not to judge the children she teaches with. One would of thought she would have been snobbish and looked down on the lower class and was teaching to earn money, not to help and understand the children.
    The children stereotype her at the beginning because that was there expectation after analysing her appearance and as the teacher and class relationship grew and as trust grew they became close and they enjoyed their time together.

    Richard La Gravenese was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1959. He is best known as the writer for The Fisher King.
    The music complemented the theme of the film the music was inspirational and had meaning to it. Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr. who goes by the stage name of Common lent his talents to the soundtrack with ‘A Dream’. Also the soundtrack includes a song from another inspirational artist that the young people can relate to ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ by Tupac Shakur.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd like to add that you'll probably get a better response if you post in the correct forum.

      This is Computers, Programming and Design, which has nothing to do with movie reviews.

  35. QUESTION:
    Good morning - Does anyone know the trivia answers for 99.5 WRVE Albany NY and other stations for 01.15.13?
    Thank you very much everyone.
    You're very welcome JOHN P

    • ANSWER:
      Teeth: brush creates
      Whitening: Whitening Gel
      Before they were famous: Pre-Law
      First Lines: Hey Joey! Joey Doyle!
      Foodie Fun: 2
      Games: note
      Get your game on: Pole Position
      Hot music: Life is But a Dream
      Hot music video: Black and White
      Magic Music: Mary’s Boy Child by Harry Belafonte
      Music: Suit & Tie
      Pop Quiz: Finally Found You
      Show me the money: dollar gold certificate (1905)
      Travel: Over 3 million
      Video Trivia Anyone: 7 years
      Video Trivia Time: 2014
      Videos NDN Style: martini shaker
      Video Trivia Trending Videos: videos-dosomething.org
      Video Trivia Watch & Win: Brooklyn
      What Did they Say: Standing in line to see the show tonight and there’s a light on
      Video Trivia-Unlimited Edition: Walking Paper
      Fast Food Review: Pacific
      Tough Guy Cute Animals Video: Pink
      Deer gets Stranded on Frozen Lake: Colorado
      Lady Gaga gets Cheeky: Vancouver
      Banana Nutella Crepes: three
      New York City Must do’s: Diamond
      What to Wear When it’s Cold: Quilted Tech Fontaine
      Coast to Coast Northeast: Crystal Circle
      Trend to Try Braids: Parallel
      How to Stick to New Years Resolution: Defuse triggers
      Top Recipes: Apple Cinnamon
      Easy Realistic Resolution: Write someone a thank you note
      What to eat when you’re Hungover: Heart Smary Cheddar
      Control Food Cravings: Asian Style oven fried sweet potatoes
      AOL Easy Family Style Recipes: Healified Cheesy Poatoes

      River
      630 prune
      930 Gin Blossoms
      1040 real world
      4 face
      7 finger food
      Face coffee
      MCT we prune

      B95
      625 tomato
      925 church
      B2W Bonnie Tyler
      425 drop

      Magic
      905 polo
      1205 train
      305 trip
      705 strong

      WGNA Star of the Day: LeAnn Womack
      WGNA Workforce : voicemail
      Music1: Backstreet Boys
      Music2: Rihanna
      Weird News1: Sweden
      Weird News2: Seattle
      Football Conspiracy Theories: San Diego
      TV: 1966
      Nature: Garlic
      Movies you should have seen: Goon
      Box Office Facts: Hancock
      Kickstarter Projects: Makey Makey
      Politics: Newt Gingrich

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some good movies for me to watch?
    Ok so im running out of movies to watch in my free time, so what type of movies do you recommend for me? Im a 13 year old girl, and im not allowed to watch any R-rated movies. These are some of my favorite movies: Inception, Madea Goes to Jail, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Toy Story movies, Grownups, Revenge of the Bridesmaids, Harry Potter movies, X-Men Origins. Also, some of my favorite TV shows: Pretty Little Liars, Glee, Switched at Birth, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, State of Georgia, iCarly, Victorious, America's Best Dance Crew, Teen Cribs, ummm thats all I can think of!

    • ANSWER:
      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      57. I Could Never Be Your Woman-it isn't that great but you will like it if you are a Paul Rudd fan
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      72. Clueless
      73. Legally Blonde
      74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      76. Killers
      77. Knight and Day
      78. Flipped
      80. 10 Things I Hate About You
      82. Loser
      83. Troop Beverly Hills

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      12. Mr. Deeds
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      23. Home Alone
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)
      32. Billy Madison
      36. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      38. Mad Money
      40. Black Knight
      42. Click

      TV:

      1. The OC
      2. Dawson's Creek
      3. One Tree Hill
      4. Joan of Arcadia
      5. Tru Calling
      6. Malcolm in the middle
      7. Privileged

      Hope this helps!

  37. QUESTION:
    help with history homework please!!!?
    1. Which of the following best describe the economic boom in urban and rural America? (1 point)rural residents faced the best rewards from the boom
    rural residents faced growing debt and falling prices
    America's wealth was evenly distributed amoung all people
    wages rose evenly between industry and corporate employees

    2. The Harlem Renaissance provided a voice to the African American culture. Which of the following was a theme from this time period? (1 point)pains and joys of the African American
    desire for independence and poltical freedoms
    celebration of culture and life
    all of the above

    3. What was the condition of America’s economy following World War I? (1 point)There was a long recession.
    There was immediate nationwide prosperity.
    There was a brief recession, followed by economic growth.
    There was a long, gradual decline in America’s economy.

    4. During the 1920s, American farmers as a group (1 point)prospered economically.
    commanded high prices for their products.
    purchased more stock than did city dwellers.
    suffered economically.

    5. Presidents Harding and Coolidge favored policies that (1 point)aided the growth of business.
    brought about social reform.
    encouraged activism.
    discouraged a laissez-faire approach to the economy.

    Use the graph and your knowledge of social studies to answer question 7.

    6. Between which two years was the most significant increase in the number of motor vehicles sold? (1 point)1921 and 1922
    1922 and 1923
    1927 and 1928
    1928 and 1929

    7. The American movie industry was controlled by a handful of huge studios in (1 point)New York City.
    Washington, D.C.
    London, England.
    Hollywood, California.

    8. How did the consumer economy of the 1920s affect the lives of women? (1 point)It made life easier for rural women.
    It made life easier for working women.
    It made it harder for women to be housewives.
    It made life easier for urban women.

    9. Jazz was (1 point)a musical style created by southern plantation owners.
    a style of art created by African American activists.
    a fashion style that came and went quickly.
    an American hybrid of African American and European music forms.

    Short Answer
    Your teacher will review your responses to ensure you receive proper credit for your answers.
    10. What part did advances in technology play in the creation of the “New Woman"? What group of women was largely excluded from this progress? (5 points)

    11. What was the purpose of the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference and the Kellogg-Briand Pact? What prompted them? Was the purpose accomplished? (5 points)

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't held a text book in my hand in 40 years . However, I do have the tool to research your questions. A computer. As do you. Fortunately, I can use this tool and have your answers in 15 minutes because I know how to use this tool. Unfortunately, the only things you can do with a computer is ask others to do your homework and to play games. Sad. BUT, I will be glad to send you the correct ansswers for a minimal cost. Just regard the price as the cost of having the advantages of owning a computer and the price of being too lazy to use the computer correctly. ps: I have purposfully left some words mispelled. Just to prove your inadequacies. Done

  38. QUESTION:
    I was thinkin about becoming an actor or musician?
    First off I just want to start out saying that I realize that this is no easy goal or task to complete. I know it can be quite a long journey, but I'm 16, I think that journey will be enough time. And I know what you're thinking, "well he's foolish and young, he'll change his mind and pick another career." You're probably right, but for the time being, this is what I want to do. So what got me motivated was the fact of being able to work with some of my idles whether being in the fields of music or in the fields of theater. I haven't had a lot of practice with either one, besides auditioning to myself in the mirror and writing lyrics on my computer (I know, really cheezy lol). But I live in columbia, south carolina. I did research and I'm just now finding out that The Notebook and a lot of other good movies were filmed here and I was doing research on what it took to make it as an actor or musician in SC. I found out that I had to have a passion for one and/or the other. I have an extreme passion for music, and I can play the piano, by ear, my voice is okay and I would LIKE to play the guitar. As for acting, I think it would be interesting to me. The most practice I've had with acting is infront of my bathroom mirror. So like I said, I've done some research and I've figured out quite a number of things:

    Acting
    1. Passion- This is easy to me, I Can make myself become physically and emotionally thaylt character, I know that I MUST become the character.

    2. Experience- Like I already said, The most experience comes fro
    the bathroom mirror

    3. Charisma- it's very easy for me to get along with someone.

    4. Manager- this is somebody who has connections with agencies that could get me known and possibly promote me to bigger and better roles. I've seen a couple of websites that could assign me a manager, that is, if the manager sees something in me

    5. Commitment- 9 times out of ten I will never walk out or give up on an opporitunity

    6. Confidence- probably my weekest point. I'm probably the most insecure person ANY of you would ever meet in your life.

    7. Willingness- well I get freightened when I get in front of an audience or people who I can tell don't see a lot in me, which i figure I'll grow out of.

    8. Creativity- If I sit and think hard, I'm extremely creative and a hard thinker. I'm thinkin about saving up and getting a MacBook since they have great reviews and software for photo and video editing. Maybe I can try my hand at YouTube.

    Location- My teacher told me that Columbia, SC is an excellent place to get discovered because of the simple reason that there isn't a lot of competition, as opposite for places like Cali or York

    Music

    Passion- I have about 20 lyrics I've created saved on my computer and I cannot love without my iPod. I think I have an alright voice and with lessons, I would be a great pianist.

    What music means to me- There is no answer because different music strikes different cords.

    Experience- I practice singing everyday and try to record it onto my iPod and play it back often. I play the piano keyboard by ear very well by ear but would like to learn how to read it as well. Guitars interest me too; I love the sound.

    Manager- same as acting

    Commitment- Im not very confident about my voice or my piano skills, I get very scared in front of crowds. When I get the age, i could start performing at bars and night clubs to help put myself out there

    Willingness- I'm NOT willing to stand in front of an audience and sit there and sing and play an instrument, at least not until I get more practice on both

    Creativity- I'm creative whe it comes to music as well, when I get the MacBook, I could use garage band to actually start making music and demos and putting songs on YouTube to let people hear. I think I'll start out woth YouTube first though and let the Internet crowds judge my music first

    Location- Sam as acting

    My questions are

    Do you think I have a shot at at either? Which one do you think I'd be better at? Do you have anymore tips? Should I go for these kinds of things? Tell me more please!!!! Thank you all

    • ANSWER:
      "6. Confidence- probably my weekest point. I'm probably the most insecure person ANY of you would ever meet in your life."

      Right there, NO, neither field will suit you as a profession, ESPECIALLY acting.
      ANY career in the public eye DEMANDS a high degree of self-confidence. You will have to perform in front of people, and you will have to audition to get jobs. That means that you will be up against others competing for the same job, and if you don't have a HIGH degree of self-confidence, you will be crushed at all the "no"s you will get.

      You already stated that "I'm NOT willing to stand in front of an audience and sit there and sing and play an instrument, at least not until I get more practice on both..." Actor and musicians have the confidence to do it, even when they are terrible. They have the attitude that they'll get better with practice. And, they do.

      NOPE. NEITHER. You are too sensitive and too self-conscious to perform in front of people, and at 16, frankly, too young to start to develop the skills you need. Not to say you can't, just that by the time you learn to overcome your shyness, and master the vocal training for acting and/or music, you will be in your late 20s, which is too old. There is a reason American Idol has an age cut off date of 28. To be successful with the public, you have to be young enough to put in the years to build up a following. Many of the actors who are popular (except for reality shows, and they really don't count) started at an early age.

      It's a nice fantasy, but the reality is that you are not cut out for them. You can't even read music yet! To even TRY to master either skill would require non-stop dedication and practice, with a very competent (read: EXPENSIVE) tutor.

      I'm assuming you are not really good at anything education-wise, like science, or math, or history, etc...Well, at your age, if you don't want to spend a decade or so doing dead-end menial jobs, you should seriously sit down with a career councilor at your school and take some career testing to find out what your strongest skills are, and then focus your education in those directions.

      EVERYONE wants to be an artist, or a singer, or an actor. But unless you start early, and dedicate the majority of your years to perfecting the craft, you will never be a success without a master stroke of good luck, like Susan Boyle. And even she had been singing for the better part of 30 years before being discovered.

      I don't mean to rain on your parade, but you need to at least hear the realities, even if you then choose to ignore them.

      Best of success to you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Working at regal theaters?
    I was interested in applying to my local regal theater. What do they have entry level people doing? What's the hourly wage? How was it working there?

    • ANSWER:
      Below are interview experiences, questions and tips from people who applied at Regal Theater plus at the bottom two employee reviews. The hourly wage is minimum wage for the state you reside. Good Luck!!

      Floor Staff at Regal Entertainment-Interviewed and No Offer
      Interviewed Apr 2012 in Davis, CA (took a day)
      Try not to be nervous and remember the time availability you've selected online. During my online application, I chose time availability from opening till closing, during the interview they've asked me to reconfirm my time availability and I wrote opening till 7PM. They said that narrowed my chances
      Interview Questions
      why should we hire you?
      why makes you the best candidate?
      when can you start?
      what would you do if you witness another team member attempting to steal from the cash register?
      what made you applied here or why Regal?

      Floor Staff at Regal Entertainment-Interviewed and No Offer
      Interviewed Nov 2011 (took a day)
      Applied about one month prior, and got a phone call to set up the interview. Had to come in at night, which I thought was kind of weird since one would think that would be when the movie theaters would be busy. There was literally no one there besides three or four other candidates, was given two sheets of paper detailing the position they were hiring you for and was told to read it. Each person ahead of me interviewed for five minutes, that was it. When it was my turn, the interviewer asked a couple of basic questions and said you would be making minimum wage, and said when they were going to need you, etc. They'll either hire you on the spot or call you back a couple days later, which they did for me. I declined though since it was minimum wage and I could easily find jobs closer to home that would pay that much...
      Interview Questions
      Tell me about yourself?
      What is customer service?
      Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses?
      Why do you want to work here?
      Why should we hire you over other candidates?

      Employee Reviews
      Regal EntertainmentCashier in Brookhaven, MS: (Current Employee)
      “They are great about rewarding and complimenting their employees on a job well done, and not just point out the negative”
      Pros
      Rewarded for your work and dedication,Shown that your opinion matters
      Don't feel intimidated by those higher than you are
      Cons
      Customers complaining about the prices

      Regal EntertainmentFilm Crew Member in New York, NY: (Past Employee - 2011)
      “Why not make that 44 oz soda a 54 oz soda for only an additional 50 cents?”
      Pros
      Free movie tickets for yourself and a friend (with restrictions on busy nights), easy shift changes, accommodations for requested days off, respectful management.
      Cons
      Pressure to upsell unhealthy food, the requirement to ask for donations to charity at concessions even after customers have already been asked at the box office, working with hot oil, late hours and required weekend shifts, managers send crew members home during slow times.
      Advice to Senior Management
      Allow employees to work their scheduled hours, given that they have to keep their schedules open to keep their job

  40. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with my Spanish homework?
    Necesito alguien traducir este reseña de Madagascar 2. Hablo de una traducción literal de un hablante nativo. ¡Gracias!

    "Madagascar," the 2005 animated film that brought us pampered zoo critters Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the paranoid hypochondriac giraffe and Gloria the hippo (and the penguins, don't forget those crafty penguins) pulled in about half a billion dollars at the box office. The sequel, "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," is a better film, though -- less manic, more easygoing.

    The first movie referenced so many other movies so indiscriminately, from "Chariots of Fire" to "Planet of the Apes" to "American Beauty," watching it was like being caught on a bus with a bunch of screenwriters on the way to a wisenheimer convention. The new one lays off that stuff, comparatively, and while there are booger jokes and such, you'll likely avoid that "Over the Hedge" headache so many of these critter outings instill.

    Marooned on Madagascar, Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty ( Chris Rock), Melman ( David Schwimmer) and Gloria ( Jada Pinkett Smith) yearn for home in the Central Park Zoo, where starry-eyed, egocentric Alex's antics have made him "king of New York." The penguins rig up an old, busted plane, slingshot fashion, and zing the quartet (plus stowaways) not to Manhattan, but to Africa, somewhere near Mt. Kilimanjaro.

    From there, "Escape 2 Africa" begins a serious poaching session on "Lion King" territory. Alex finds his parents -- the late Bernie Mac provides the voice of daddy Zuba, big mane on campus -- and with obvious allusions to Scar in "The Lion King," Alec Baldwin lends his sterling basso distrusto voice to jealous Makunga, a petty and venal lion indeed, who exploits naive, showbizzy Alex for his own political gain.

    When I say "Escape 2 Africa" goes easy on the pop culture jokes, I should clarify: One of the smarter things in the script is how Alex, who digs his Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins dance moves, becomes the film's primary pop-cult gag. (When he suits up for ceremonial battle, a fight he doesn't realize will involve actual fighting, his war paint includes a dandy pair of tragic/comic masks.) This allows the rest of the movie to spread out and ease up in other ways, exploring other avenues.

    And, naturally, most of the elements that made "Madagascar" all those millions are back, including lemur leader King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen with a wittily un-peggable dialect), and the song -- the song -- "I Like to Move It."

    Screenwriter-directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath were joined this time by co-writer Etan Cohen. The visual style is typical, ultra-crisp computer animation, bright, sharp, somewhat clinical.

    I took my kid and three of his pals to an Imax screening, and while I could've done without the film's martial arts slapstick involving the cranky old outer-borough lady on safari, in a role expanded from her Grand Central Station cameo in the first picture, well, if there's one thing parenthood teaches anybody in this country, it's that boys rarely fail to laugh at someone gettin' it in the 'nads from a senior citizen.

    Reviews from our second-grade posse: "Really liked it." "Four million stars." "Five million stars."

    • ANSWER:
      Now, that's asking!
      I think that, since this is homework, you should give it a try yourself.
      You should be able to translate at least parts of the text: I doubt a teacher will give you something that is completely beyond your reach.

      See what you can translate, post it here, and I promise I'll help you with the rest.
      But I'm a teacher myself, so of course I'm against doing a student's homework.

      Anyway, probably someone will not care so much whether you learn or you don't and will give you a complete translation; which will make my post mean nothing at all.

      C.

  41. QUESTION:
    I'm so bored!Know any good movies?
    I have like nothing to do tonight, So I thought I might watch tv, but my sis is watching one of the tvs with her friend, the other tv is in my mums room and she's watching that. The other tv is in the kitchen and I don't want o watch tv there, and the other tv is in my brothers room and I hate Jim so I don't want to go in there. So I thought I might watch a movie on my iPad.. Do you know any good ones? Ot can't be scary, please I'll have nightmares for weeks. I like romantic comedies,lifetime movies, comedies, Etc. Um.. I'm a 14 year old girl if that helps, and I can watch like kiddie movies like Winnie the pooh to like rated r movies, like the hangover and step brother. Oh.. I love twilight but I've seen every movie like a thousand times so like yeah... So yeah thanks a lot!:)

    • ANSWER:
      Romantic Comedies:

      1. She's All That
      2. Picture Perfect
      3. Kate & Leopold
      4. When Harry Met Sally
      5. Leap Year
      6. Serious Moonlight
      7. You've Got Mail
      8. French Kiss
      9. Easy A
      10. Nick and Norah's Infinite Play list
      11. You Again
      12. Mean Girls
      13. Valentine's Day
      14. Definitely, Maybe
      15. The Proposal
      16. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
      17. Adventures in Babysitting
      18. The Hot Chick
      19. John Tucker Must Die
      20. New York Minute
      21. Chasing Liberty
      22. Notting Hill
      23. What a Girl Wants
      24. Confessions of a Shopaholic
      25. First Daughter
      26. Life as We Know It
      27. Bridget Jone's Diary and sequel
      28. Morning Glory
      29. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
      30. When in Rome
      31. Heartbreakers
      32. Beauty and the Briefcase
      33. Revenge of the Bridemaids
      34. The Prince and Me
      35. Did you Hear About the Morgans
      36. Miss Congeniality
      37. Sixteen Candles
      38. Summer Catch
      39. Whatever it Takes
      40. Drive me Crazy
      41. Bring it on
      42. Can't Buy me love
      43. She's Out of My League
      44. Sex and the City
      45. The Bounty Hunter
      46. New in Town-kind of a cute movie
      47. With Six you get eggroll
      48. The Perfect Man
      49. The Lizzie Mcgurie movie-if you were a fan of the show you will like it
      50. Duplex
      51. Over Her Dead Body
      52. My Fake Fiancé
      53. Maid in Manhattan
      54. 50 First Dates
      55. The House Bunny
      56. On The Line
      57. I Could Never Be Your Woman-it isn't that great but you will like it if you are a Paul Rudd fan
      58. Uptown Girls
      59. Little Black Book
      60. Just My Luck
      61. Love Wrecked
      62. The Wedding Planner
      63. 13 Going on 30
      64. Secret Admirer
      65. Along Came Polly
      66. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
      67. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
      68. Bride Wars-some might like it
      69. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion-some might like it
      70. He's Just Not That Into You-some might like it
      71. Crimes of Fashion-it's a silly movie about the mafia and fashion
      72. Clueless
      73. Legally Blonde
      74. How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      75. The Women
      76. Killers
      77. Knight and Day
      78. Flipped
      79. Maid to Order
      80. 10 Things I Hate About You
      81. The Devil Wears Prada
      82. Loser
      83. Troop Beverly Hills

      Romantic Dramas:

      1. A Walk To Remember
      2. About Last Night
      3. Letters to Juliet
      4. For Keeps
      5. Charlie St. Cloud
      6. Save the Last Dance
      7. Riding in Cars with Boys
      8. Lucas
      9. The Last Song
      10. Pretty in Pink
      11. Sleepless in Seattle
      12. Here on Earth
      13. Dear John (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
      14. Remember Me (I didn’t really like this movie but some might)
      15. Love Happens-if you are a Jennifer Aniston fan you will probably like it
      16.The Notebook
      17. How To Deal
      18. St. Elmo’s Fire

      Movies with Romance but not really a traditional romantic comedy/drama:

      1. Groundhog Day
      2. Mamma Mia
      3. Sugar and Spice-cheer leading movie
      6. Mermaids
      7. About A Boy
      8. Adventureland
      9. An Education

      Comedy/Goofy/Fun Movies:

      1. The Brady Bunch Movie
      2. A Very Brady Sequel
      3. The Wedding Singer
      4. Airheads
      5. Big Daddy
      6. Happy Gilmore
      8. Heavy Weights
      9. Good Burger
      10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      12. Mr. Deeds
      14. Vegas Vacation
      15. The Waterboy
      16. Meet The Parents
      23. Home Alone
      27. All About Steve (It got terrible reviews but I enjoyed it)
      28. Dumb and Dumber
      29. Malibu’s Most Wanted
      30. Lottery Ticket (just ok, not great)
      31. Dick
      32. Billy Madison
      36. Weekend at Bernie’s and sequel
      37. Men at Work
      38. Mad Money
      40. Black Knight
      42. Click
      43. Grown Ups-not the best but fun once
      44. Troop Beverly Hills

      Teen Comedies:

      1. Josie and The Pussycats
      2. The Perfect Score
      3. License to Drive
      4. The New Guy

      Drama:

      2. The Young Victoria
      4. 21
      10. Drumline
      13. Girl With a Pearl Earring
      14. John Q
      15. Ghost
      16. Bleak House-BBC Mini series
      18. Nicholas Nickleby
      19. Apollo 13
      20. The Blind Side
      21. Catch Me If You Can
      22. Pleasantville

      Different/Independent/Quirky Movies:

      1. The Marc Pease Experience
      2. Napoleon Dynamite
      3. Home Fries
      4. According to Greta-indie teen movie
      5. King of California
      6. I’m Reed Fish

      Family:

      1. Pollyanna
      2. The Trouble With Angels
      3. Back To The Future
      4. Fantastic Mr. Fox
      5. Cloudy with a chance of meatballs
      6. How to train your dragon
      7. Seventeen Again
      8. Holes
      9. Jumanji
      10. The Karate Kid-original
      11. The Parent Trap
      12. Cheaper by the dozen
      13. Freaky Friday

      Hope this helps!

  42. QUESTION:
    Have a Masters in education, but now I can't stand teaching, what can I do otherwise?...?
    Got my Masters in Spanish and ESL education. I'm in my first year teaching at a decent suburban school in New York (with no prior teaching experience besides student teaching) and I'm starting to lose interest in it. I got placed in 3 schools in the district (middle, elementary, kindergarten) for ESL. I'm not really into the planning anymore (for one thing, lack of technological resources in my rooms), I have a relatively introverted personality and even though I try to be energetic, the principal at one of my schools thinks I need to be more lively. I can't stand the behavior of the students, especially the middle school, and I'm sick of the spontaneous meetings and parent interactions. I can't see myself doing this for the next three decades and I want to find something else to do. I don't know why people are saying this profession is great for me when I can't stand it. My parents want me to take medication because they're tired of hearing me complain about everything...well I think it's pathetic to have to sink that low and take meds to get you through your day. I've been losing sleep, my appetite is changing, and I'm always nervous about something bad that may happen each time I walk into my schools.

    My other interests are doing something with movies, music, food, and traveling...but of course it's not easy to find jobs that relate to these...thanks for reading.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I am glad you are reviewing your career goals now rather than wait till you are stuck in a job 10 years later. It is very wise of you to be considering your options and how your interests/personalities may not be suitable for your current trajectory of teacher's work. Having said that, the first year of teaching is always the hardest so kudos to you for coming this far and for making every effort to be as energetic as you can be against all odds. I can relate to your difficulties as I see myself as a fairly introverted person, but being a music teacher it is almost virtually impossible to be introverted in the classroom! But back to your quandary. Without know more about your background, my immediate response is that you are probably still keen to explore a career in education since you have come so far in your journey to be such a qualified teacher. But perhaps you are not the best person to work in the 'frontline' of teaching - this will mean exploring career like an education researcher, teacher's trainer, school consultant or perhaps even school administrator, counsellors and psychologists. Your ESL/Spanish background may also afford you career options in being a translator, linguist, speech therapist particularly in the ESL setting. All these jobs will require you to have some experience in teaching but allows you to specialise in a specific education field other than classroom teaching. Moving out of the education circle altogether, based on your interests, perhaps you can explore being a food/movie/travel critic.

  43. QUESTION:
    Could evolution indicate the existence of a god or gods?
    I'm sure I don't have to tell you this, but let's try to keep this one civil. ^_^

    Evolution is sometimes used by some to debunk the idea of divinity, whether it be Christian, Hindu, Pagan, etc. However, I'm not thoroughly convinced. To me, it seems like evolution is a "plan" of some sort ("Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars!"). As Jung once put it, "In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order". So when I look at the universe or observe the ecology of our own planet, everything seems so well thought out and perfect, that I have trouble beleiving that there was no hand in it, whatever that form that hand may take.

    I guess I'm annoyed that in the U.S., the argument always seems to take place between Creationists who don't know what the hell they're talking about and scientists who are almost always atheists. In my opinion (and I admit that I could be wrong), atheism and theism seem to be two sides of the same coin, and sometimes I'm almost amused by how fierce the debate can become, especially considering there's insufficient evidence for both cases: it's like trying to review a movie that hasn't even come out yet.

    Carl Sagan once said: "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence". Both theism and atheism seem to make extraordinary claims without much in the way of extraordinary evidence. Maybe it's just my fascination with the cosmic, but evolution, wherein life almost always seems to continue, makes me think that something special might be out there.

    This could just be me though. I don't know: What do you guys think? Do I at least get points for originality? (JK)
    Span Mohan:

    Just for verification, I googled "define claim", and it came up with:
    Verb:State or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

    So far as I know, there is no indubitable evidence supporting or denying the existence of divinity. In this case, wouldn't atheism be making the claim that there is no God without any undeniable evidence, just like theism makes the claim that there is divinity without any definite evidence?

    Although, "tl; dr" ? Really? This is a question that concerns the cosmos and a few paragraphs is too long?

    Again, I'm not trying to rock the boat; I'm just intrigued by the whole idea. At the end of the day, whether you're Christian, Atheist, Buddhist, Agnostic, or whatever, the most important thing is that you act like a good person and repsect your fellow man/human. I think that's something most of us can agree with.

    • ANSWER:
      Charles Darwin failed miserably in his quest to validate his argument on Evolution.

      God created the Heaven and Earth as the Holy Bible declares (Genesis 1:1). Don't put faith in theories. Have faith in God.

      Charles Darwin did not use good logic in his famous book, "The Origin of Species."

      W.R. Thompson, a Canadian entomologist(entomology-study of insects) of international repute, wrote in his introduction to the centennial edition of Darwin's Origen, "Darwin did not show in the Origin that species had originated by natural selection; he merely showed, on the basis of certain facts and assumptions, how this might have happened, and as he had convinced himself he was able to convince others.

      Chapter 4 of the Origin, entitled "Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest," occupies 44 pages in the 1958 mentor edition. In this chapter Darwin used the language of speculation, imagination, and assumption at least 187 times. For example, pages 118 and 119 contain the following phrases; "may have been," "is supposed to," perhaps," "If we suppose," "may still be," 'it is probable," "will generally tend," "may" "will generally tend," 'If," 'if...assumed," "supposed," "supposed," "probably," "It seems, therefore, extremely probable," and "We may suppose." Is this really the language of science? No, it is not.

      Of Darwin's speculative arguments Thompson wrote, "....Personal convictions, simple possibilities, are presented as if they were proofs, or at least valid arguments in favor of the theory....The demonstration can be modified without difficulty to fit any conceivable case. It is without scientific value, since it cannot be verified; but since the imagination has free rein, it is easy to convey the impression that a concrete example of real transmutation (change of one species to another) has been given."

      Source: Thompson, W.R., Introduction to The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, E.P. Dutton and Co., New York.

      Have faith dear friends in God, not theories.

      Genesis 1:1
      Isaiah 45:18
      Colossians 1:16
      Hebrews 11:1-6
      Genesis 2:1-3
      Exodus 20:8-11
      Psalm 14:1

  44. QUESTION:
    iPad vs The Kindle Fire?
    I've been looking this up for a little while, and it seems like the iPad is the better choice...
    I want to be able to read books, watch movies/tv shows/videos, play games maybe... And I like the camera feature on the ipad

    But, I already have a Macbook pro i bought back in june, and an iPod Touch I got last December, also with a camera... So I don't really need an iPad... I don't really need any of these..
    Anyways, would it still be worth it? It's not as portable, but still portable. And I won't have to carry my laptop everywhere I go.

    But I also am going to New York in June and I know it'd be easy to bring my kindle, but I want to bring my laptop too and I don't know if I'd be able to carry my iPad on a plane as easily...
    Sure, that's one little thing...
    Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Kallifornia, a warning about Kindle Fire is in order - it is confirmed at this time is that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      iPad is a much better device that has a larger screen, two cameras, and over 500,000 apps/games in iTunes store. However, it is also much more expensive, heavier and less portable to take with you on the go. Unfortunately, Kindle Fire is not a replacement as it is one underpowered device to be called a media tablet. Just released next generation Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble clearly is the superior device. It is 4 if sign up for Barnes & Noble membership or 0 without signup. Not just 11.5 hours battery life but 9 hours of video playback time - that's vs. 8 hours for reading and 7.5 hours of video playback on Kindle Fire (even that 7.5 hours will not hold true in tests, video playback drains battery much more than reading.) 1.0 GB RAM Vs. 512 MB RAM of Kindle Fire, 16 GB content capacity plus 32 GB via microSD card vs. 8 GB capacity of Kindle Fire with no expansion slot. Fully laminated HD screen for reduced glare vs. no lamination of Kindle Fire. Bulit-in and optimized Netflix and Hulu plus with millions of movies/shows vs. 100K movies/shows of Amazon store. Many popular apps in Nook app Store (like Angy Birds, Pandora, QuickOffice, etc.) Nook Tablet has built-in mic for Skype voice conferencing and dictations to speech recognition software and it weights only 14.1 oz. Nook already has Cloud as all eBooks in your online library are stored there as well as downloaded to your device.
      Also, If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi and you get free technical support in case of issues in any of the store.
      You can buy Nook’s at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Millon, Walmart, BestBuy, Staples, OfficeMax, Fred Mayer, P.C. Richard, Radio Shack, Target, Fry's, etc. stores and web sites.

  45. QUESTION:
    Michael Moore’s SiCKO misses facts.?
    SKiPO
    Michael Moore’s SiCKO misses facts.

    Michael Moore’s new movie, SiCKO, should be called “SKiPO,” since it skips over so many vital facts en route to government medicine.

    An engaging and surprisingly funny Moore explores a grim topic: America’s problematic health-care system. Moore effectively diagnoses one of its key ailments. HMOs and other managed-care companies often earn billions by just saying, “No” to victims of grave illnesses. Moore introduces us to real men, women, and children who this industry has failed.

    Bankrupted by cancer- and coronary-related medical bills, Donna and Larry Smith move into their grown daughter’s home storage room. An Oregon man accidentally saws off two fingertips and must re-construct either his middle finger for ,000 or his ring finger for only ,000. Tracy Pierce waits for his insurer to approve a promising bone-marrow transplant to treat his kidney disease. The company refuses, and he soon dies, widowing his bride, Julie, and leaving Tracy Jr., 13, fatherless.

    These are the bitter fruits of America’s private, third-party-payer system. Not quite socialist, not quite capitalist, it creates endless distortions as review boards and other gatekeepers essentially hide doctors from patients.

    Moore and other universal-health advocates would exacerbate this problem by making Uncle Sam the ultimate third-party payer.

    While promoting this prescription, Moore overlooks many facts that would balance his otherwise well-crafted film. For now, its leftward tilt makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look like the Washington Monument.

    Milton Friedman observed, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Sadly, there’s no such thing as free health care, either.

    Universal health care’s finances must come from somewhere. “Somewhere” turns out to be taxpayers’ pockets.

    Britons, Canadians, and Frenchmen purchase their “free” coverage through their taxes. In America, 44.7 percent of health expenditures came from tax-funded government spending in 2004, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In Canada, that figure was 69.8 percent; while in France it was 78.4. Fully 86.3 percent of British health spending was taxpayer-funded.

    These countries also endure high overall tax burdens, largely due to government medicine. In 2005, OECD reports, taxes as a share of GDP stood at 41.2 percent in Canada, 41.9 percent in Britain, and 50.9 percent in France. America has it relatively easy, with just 31.7 percent of GDP devoured by taxes.

    Of course, for many Americans, the trade off is lower taxes vs. higher payments for health insurance. This cost varies according to employment contracts, health circumstances, and more. Still, “free” medicine is as beautiful and realistic as a unicorn.

    Moore claims 50 million Americans lack health insurance. The Moving Picture Institute’s Stuart Browning challenges that oft-repeated “fact.” In a case of dueling documentaries, Browning’s nine-minute film, Uninsured in America, deconstructs the more common “45 million uninsured” soundbite and finds that 9 million of these people earn over ,000 annually and can buy coverage but don’t. Some 18 million are healthy, 18-34-year-old “young invincibles” whose priorities exclude insurance.

    “If I’m out eating, I want to eat good food,” Faye Chao, 26 and uninsured, told Browning. “There’ve been times I’ve been in New York, and I’m spending at least 0 a month just going out.”

    These Americans also turn to local clinics for treatment when necessary.
    For instance, Chandra Nalaani, 27 and uninsured, visited San Francisco’s Lyon-Martin Women’s Health Services.

    “I got an annual exam,” Nalaani said. “They tested me for a bunch of things…In my case, because I wasn’t making much, it was free.”

    Of the uninsured, 14 million fail to enroll in Medicaid and other low-income health programs for which they are eligible.

    Even if these numbers somewhat overlap, Browning estimates that just eight million Americans chronically lack coverage. Moore’s 50-million-man standing army of the uninsured thus is a Potemkin force.

    While Moore glows like a Jack-O-Lantern about the wonders of the British National Health Service, Gordon Brown sees massive room for improvement. Just days before becoming Great Britain’s brand-new Prime Minister, Brown told Labour Party colleagues on June 24:
    From everything I have seen going around the country, and from everything I’ve heard, we need to do better, and the NHS will be my immediate priority. We need to and will do better at insuring access for patients at the hours that suit them. We’ll be better at getting basics of good hygiene and cleanliness right. Better also at helping people to manage their own health. Better at ensuring patients are treated with dignity at all times in the NHS. Better at providing the wider range of services now needed by a growing elderly population. And while implementing our essential reforms, better at listening to and valuing our staff.
    Moore’s insinuation aside, HMOs are not solely the brainchild of that oft-flogged bete noir, Richard Milhous Nixon. In fact, the HMO Act of 1973’s sponsor was none other than Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D., Mass.). In 1978, as the Institute for Health Freedom recalled, Kennedy sang HMOs’ praises:
    As the author of the first HMO bill ever to pass the Senate, I find this spreading support for HMOs truly gratifying…HMOs have proven themselves again and again to be effective and efficient mechanisms for delivering health care of the highest quality.
    HMOphobes, including today’s Ted Kennedy, somehow fail to mention that HMOs once were the Left’s answer to America’s earlier medical challenges.

    SiCKO dramatically features a man stitching shut a deep cut on his own leg. Though he lacked insurance, this was unnecessary.

    “Every American hospital is required to provide emergency care to all comers, regardless of ability to pay,” says Cato Institute healthcare analyst Michael Cannon. The 1986 federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act makes such services mandatory for anyone arriving within 250 yards of a U.S. emergency room.

    Thus, a trauma surgeon would have sutured this man’s wound. Yes, the hospital either would have absorbed this procedure’s cost or spread it across the bills of the insured (another cause of medical inflation). These cross-subsidies notwithstanding, he would have received professional treatment.

    Moore shows Michiganders driving into Canada for “free” medical attention. What he leaves unseen are the Canadians who come to America for treatment. Canada, along with only Cuba and North Korea, forbids its citizens from paying doctors for private medical treatment. In a kind of therapeutic Underground Railroad, Vancouver’s Timely Medical Alternatives, Inc. helps Canadians avoid lengthy medical waiting lists by arranging for their treatment in American hospitals. It says its clients can be operated on within seven days through its U.S. partners rather than six to ten months under Canadian government medicine.

    “Five or six years ago, seven out of ten Canadian provinces, representing roughly 95 percent of the population, had contracts with American companies for cancer care provided in the United States,” says the Manhattan Institute’s Dr. David Gratzer, a Toronto physician. “Today, some patients from over-subscribed Canadian urban medical centers are sent eight hours away to underused rural medical facilities for cancer care, much like someone going from Manhattan to Buffalo for chemotherapy.”

    Another drawback of high-tax-funded “free” government medicine is its limited modern technology. Cato’s Michael Cannon and Michael Tanner found that in 2000, there were 13.6 CT Scanners in America per million people. There were 8.2 million such devices per million Canadians and 6.5 per million Britons. Lithotriptors use sound waves to pulverize kidney stones and gall stones. While America had 1.5 of them per-million citizens, Canada and Britain had, respectively, 0.4 and 0.2.

    The paucity of such equipment creates lines and delays. Vancouver’s Fraser Institute estimated a median wait in 2006 of 4.3 weeks for a CT scan and 10.3 weeks for an MRI.

    SiCKO’s most revealing footage captures Moore’s pilgrimage to Karl Marx’s grave in London’s Highgate Cemetery. Single-payer countries “live in a world of ‘we,’ not ‘me,’” Moore says. “We’ll never fix anything until we get that one basic thing right.” Moore deserves credit for being so amazingly candid about his ideas’ truly socialist roots.

    Still, a major conundrum haunts this clamor for the kind of government medicine that would make Marx misty.

    While workers theoretically would own the means of medication under universal care, in reality, politicians would be in charge. The same liberals who denounce FEMA and Walter Reed Army Medical Center (a single-payer showcase) for their embarrassing incompetence want Uncle Sam to conduct bypass surgeries, deliver babies, and perform vasectomies.

    How puzzling. America has just one federal government. Sometimes the sensitive, caring, weepy Democrats run things; Sometimes the cold, racist, iron-hearted Republicans rule. Universal health care would mean that American medicine — from the Left’s perspective — now would be in the scheming hands of those who “lied us into war” and gleefully drowned poor blacks in New Orleans’ attics after Katrina. If Hillary Clinton had nationalized health care in 1993, American hospitals and clinics would be controlled today by Dr. Dick “Double-Barrel” Cheney and his boss, Chimpy McHitler, M.D.

    If that doesn’t shiver the timbers of government-medicine supporters, they should visualize Dr. Rudy Giuliani with a scalpel in one hand and the universal health-care budget in the other.

    Unless America scraps elections and simply yields power permanently to bleeding-heart Democrats, Michael Moore’s fans should remember that every two to four years, universal health care could fall into the clutches of cruel Republicans.

    Government-medicine boosters could rue the day their collectivist dream came true.

    • ANSWER:
      I saw SiCKO Fri night and it was pretty amazing. It showed the 9/11 rescue people who were called heroes by Bush and Giuliani but now they need health care from the injuries and problems they got working on ground zero. Why won't America take care of our heroes????? That's the question we need to answer. Also how can every other country like us give everyone health care and why can't we?? We need answers to these questions. See the film!

  46. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my plan?
    Well my dream is to be an actress, and i am very aware of how hard it is to acualy succeed in that field, especialy that i've known a lot of people that have devoted all their lives to acting and ended up failing.
    I will graduate Hight school in a year, i live in beirut, but i'm moving to Brussels to persue another dream i have, and get a university degree in political science. ( This was my second choice i'm geting this degree so i would have a backup in case i can't make it in the movie buisness). Then i was thinking of moving to New york or Los angeles to join The Lee strasperg institute to learn acting ( if u know any other good acting schools in the U.S please tell me) because its clear that acting is like any other job, you need to learn it, and be experienced, nothing comes easy. And then maybe start auditioning! what do you think? and what modifications would you make?

    • ANSWER:
      Acting is nothing like any other job. You can be the best actor and not get work. If you are the best attorney, doctor, etc, you will get work. If you plan to be an actress, plan to be poor and spend a lot of time auditioning, but making your money doing something else. Lots of wonderful actors teach acting, wait tables, work in stores.

      You need to belong to SAG (Screen Actors Guild) union to work. It's very difficult to get into. Only 5 percent of their members make more than ,000 a year from acting! Middle class in LA is 0,000 a year because it is so expensive (and you'd have to make twice that to buy a modest home in a safe area). 2/3 of SAG members make less than 00 a year from acting!

      If acting is your passion, then go for it! But, be realistic. Realize that many of the actors you see have spent years and years studying acting. In my teen son's acting class, there are kids who have been professionals for many years and still take hours of acting classes a week. That will be your competition for parts, actors who have been in lessons continually for 10 or more years by the time they turn 18.

      Strasberg is good, but costs as much as a private college and it really depends on the teachers. Here is a list of acting schools: http://www.backstage.com/bso/news_reviews/features/feature_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003849319

      Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    I want to go to a good dentist but how can i find one?
    i think i have an abscessed tooth on the right side of my chin and lip gets numb out of nowhere it doesn't hurt but it still worries me. i want to go to a dentist but the dentists that my family has gone to always seem to care more about the money, finding ways to get more money out of our insurance. i live on staten island, new york and the dentist that my family is going to now isn't that good either the ladies are mean have no manners (was there to be seen but had problems with my insurance) but my sister got her check up and she said that she started to choke a little and the dentist started saying that she knew about those tricks people trying to get easy money how crazy is that? help anyone i tried searching on-line but all the dentist i searched for had no reviews :[

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there are only a handful of GOOD dentists in America today. To find one that will tell you the truth or inform you of the hazards of what they are doing as their standard of care established by the ADA (American dental association) is just not easy.

      All of the aniline chemicals used to deaden the nerves create aniline homologs making the AGGRESSIVELY CARCINOGENIC, except one, Septocaine. These chemicals like Lidocaine, carbocaine, procaine, etc. in ONE (1) shot of 2 cc that have the equivalent in toxicity to your body as you smoking a pack of cigarettes each day for 12.9 years! And that's just one shot! 24 million root canals are done in America each year and most of them are causing NICO (neuralgia induced cavitational osteonecrosis) or deterioration of the jaw bone where infection(s) are raging and throwing off biofilms that contribute heavily to many medical problems, including CANCER. Since there is NO pain involved in NICO, you will never know and dentists won't tell you partly because they are NOT even trained to see NICO on typical dental x-rays.

      Over 75% of all the dentists in America are just fine with following the ADA advice to use amalgam fillings if you are not insisting they don't. Even when you think you are getting that crown with no metal, it is coated on the underside with amalgam unless you tell that dentist to not do that and then check it before he installs it.

      Has your dentist ever told you that hydrogen peroxide that he uses to sanitize only kills about 30% of the germs? Did you know that the average life expectancy of a composite filling is about 2 years? Did you know that under every amalgam filling is infection that is eating at your tooth? Did you know that the mercury in those amalgam fillings is about 50% and is escaping into your mouth each time you brush or eat food or chew gum and is more mercury vapor than is accepted by the EPA for mercury in air?

      Here's a great video for you to watch: http://www.milldental.com/millennium/webvideo/MercuryDanger/SmokingTooth_200k.wmv

      Don't believe mercury is a problem for the human body? Watch this video from the University of Calgary School of Medicine study: http://movies.commons.ucalgary.ca/mercury/

      Here are some points to look for when you are looking for a dentist that is concerned about your health and welfare that will help you find a dentist that knows what he is doing:

      1. Does he use digital x-rays and not analog x-rays that produce 10 times the radiation?
      2. Does he use Septocaine as the anesthetic?
      3. Does your dentist use a rubber dam to prevent toxins from entering your body?
      4. Does your dentist use an exhaust system to dispose of the toxic mercury vapor?
      5. Does your dentist use medical grade tubing to supply purified air to your nostrils?
      6. Does your dentist use dye staining to determine where decay is exactly on your tooth?
      7. Does your dentist use a dental laser to disinfect?
      8. Does your dentist use low-fusing ceramics or ceramic/hybrids to replace fillings?
      9. Does your dentist use a light curing device to permanently bond a new inlay or crown?

      Obviously there is a lot more to this story, but what I've outlined will give you a good start in locating a good dentist.

      It's important to get the abscessed tooth taken care of as soon as possible because many people have actually died from such a thing.

      good luck to you

  48. QUESTION:
    Broadway Shows?!?!?!?
    Some really good broadway shows (please include were I can see them)

    • ANSWER:
      I assume you are in New York City, as that is really the only place you can see a Broadway show. Shows that start on Broadway and travel, are often referred to as Broadway shows, but that is not exactly true.

      Given the first part, the next part is what age are you and are the people in your party. Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Tarzan are all based on the Disney movies, and are age appropriate for 5+ (really nothing on Broadway is good for less than that, as most shows are 2+ hours, and younger viewers have a hard time sitting still that long). Of those, only Beauty is easy to get tickets to last minute, the others you have to plan in advance. Tarzan got fair reviews, but kids might like it.

      Also new to Broadway is Mary Poppins, which is still in previews, but should do very well. It is still successful in London where it got great reviews. Tickets are probably hard to come by.

      For the 10+ group you would probably enjoy Jay Johnson: The Two and Only. This is a one-man show about ventriliquism; it is not a traditional show. But he is very funny and interesting, and other than a few swear words, the show is very family friendly. Plus you should have no trouble getting good half-priced seats the day of the show (from TKTS).

      Other good musicals in the 10+ range are Hairspray (lots of fun, good catchy music) and Phantom of the Opera (not nearly as much "fun" but the sets are cool, and it is always popular). Similarly Wicked does great business, and is especially popular among teenage girls. It is also quite funny, especially if you are familiar with The Wizard of Oz. Likewise to The Color Purple, although I would recommend that for 13+, as it has some more mature themes.

      For the "jukebox" musicals, there is Jersey Boys and Mama Mia. Both shows are very good, but both are difficult to get tickets to. You could also think about Altar Boyz, an off-Broadway show that spoofs boy-bands. It has gotten very good reviews.

      For 17+ there is Les Miserable and Chorus Line. Both have adult themes, and would not be easy for a young viewer to understand. Both are now classics.

      Lastly, again for the older kids and up, you could try Producers (but only if you think Mel Brooks is funny) and Spamalot (again, only if you think Monty Python is funny). These shows seem to be either loved or hated depending on if you like you humor a little more raw.

      Check out the site below for even more details on shows, prices, location of theathers, stars, etc.

  49. QUESTION:
    Did we ACTUALLY reach the moon???
    (we as in north americans)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, they walked on the moon. And yes, some people insist they did not--that it was all a huge conspiracy. You seem shocked at this, but remember, there are still folks maintaining that the Earth is flat or only 6,000 years old. (In fact, the flat-Earthers are one of the groups claiming the moon landing is a hoax--after all, the astronauts took photos showing a round Earth, and they know that isn't true, so it must be a hoax!) You don't actually expect evidence to convince people like this, do you? Any piece of evidence that we could present would simply be, to them, a part of the conspiracy. A good conspiracist can incorporate any piece of information into the big conspiracy without even blinking.

      There have been several books written to promote this claim, and more articles. There was even a movie with a similar plot, Capricorn One, starring O.J. Simpson, among others (1977). The difference was that in the movie, the fake landing was for Mars, not the moon. One group of flat-Earthers actually claims O.J. was framed by the government for exposing the fake moon landings through his part in this movie! As Peter Huston, the writer and skeptic who mentioned this to me, deadpanned, "Apparently, the government moves slowly on framing its enemies."

      Bob Mulford, of the Inquiring Skeptics of Upper New York, wrote a short article for the group's newsletter, The WHY-Files, discussing a recent book claiming the whole thing was a hoax. Apparently a reviewer in a technical magazine aimed at radio astronomers actually gave the book a more-or-less positive review! He noted that the reviewer bought into one of the author's arguments, saying it was obviously a hoax because the photos brought back by the astronauts showed their footprints in the moon's soil. The author claimed (and the reviewer apparently agreed) that dry sand doesn't leave footprints, and since we all know there is no water on the moon, that proves these photographs must have been faked on a movie set here on Earth.

      Mulford points out in his article that the Moon's surface is not covered with beach sand. He notes: "On the earth, sand comes from rocks ground to small pieces by the ocean, or from rocks that were weathered by freezing water. In fact, a little thought shows we should not expect the Moon to be like an desert on the Earth. The astronauts reported that the Moon was covered by an extremely fine soil which compacted easily. They likened it to talcum powder. This soil was produced by a rain of micrometeorites that the Earth's surface is protected from by our atmosphere. It is easy to do an experiment that shows that this type of surface would leave nice footprints. I didn't have any talcum powder, but I did recently produce a large pile of fine dust from sanding spackling compound used to patch a plaster wall. It leaves nice footprints." Mulford adds: "Incidentally, if the Moon walks actually were a hoax carried out in an earthly landscape that looked like the Moon, it would have been done in a dry desert and we wouldn't see footprints in the photos." In other words, the author of that book provided evidence against himself rather than proving the moon landing was a hoax!

      In 1994, the Fortean Times had an article calling the moon landing into question. The article began, "The idea that we went to the Moon--and that we were successful in our Apollo endeavours--is so firmly embedded in the cultural lives of most people on this planet, that to voice the opinion that this might be untrue smacks of paranoia." I can't argue with that! The article goes on to claim, "In actual fact, mankind has no proof at all that we ever set foot on the Moon, other than the photographs that NASA has elected to publish." Which is simply untrue. We have the photos, the video, the audio, the testimony of all the men and women who worked on the various projects, the samples brought back, etc. The "evidence" of a conspiracy is from the photos themselves, and calling it "flimsy" gives it too much weight. For example, in the first photo he uses, the author supposedly analyzes the shadows, claiming to show that they are facing in different directions, meaning it was done with a very nearby light source. When I look at the same photo, however, I can't begin to imagine what this guy is going on about even with the arrows he has kindly inserted to point this stuff out! In several of the other photos, his claims are simply wrong--he puts in arrows to "show" how things should be, but he doesn't line them up properly.

      To their credit, a number of readers responded and said the article was full of baloney, to put it nicely. They pointed out that the author didn't make allowances for 3-dimensional objects casting shadows on a 3-dimensional ground, that he didn't notice they were using wide-angle lenses in some instances, etc. In fact, the volume of letters was so great (they said it was the biggest response they'd ever had), they did a follow-up article in 1997, explaining some of the same things that were pointed out in the letters they received. Suffice it to say this guy's claims were thoroughly debunked.

      There have been other similar claims, of course, and I'm sure there will continue to be new claims of a moon landing hoax. I recently heard one that included the gem that Stanley Kubrick directed the moon footage for NASA, which was filmed "on location." Hmmm. If he was on location, wouldn't that mean they made it to the moon? Whoops, never mind! I'm looking for rationality in an inherently irrational subject.

      And that's about what it comes down to. There will always be people who claim a conspiracy for just about anything. Facts will be ignored, rational people will be amazed and dismayed. And Cecil will continue to try to fight ignorance, against all odds.

      http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mmoonhoax.html

  50. QUESTION:
    Taking notes in-class on a Kindle Fire?
    I'm looking into the possibility of using a Kindle Fire to take my notes in my college classes this semester. I own a big, clunky, expensive laptop that I am not willing to take to all my classes and take notes on. I'm looking at the Kindle Fire since it has a good price (200$), it is portable, it is light-weight, will run all day on battery power, gets internet like my laptop would, and I can also enjoy it for other things when I'm not using it for college.

    Now, I already am aware of the fact that the screen is smaller than a computer screen, it has no support for an external keyboard, and relies on a touch screen keyboard. I plan to use the touch keyboard for my note-taking purposes.

    I'm not looking for flamers to tell me that this is a completely bad idea, especially if they have never considered, tried, or attempted to use their Kindle Fire in this way.

    Bottomline:
    I am curious if the Kindle Fire, when used in landscape mode (held or placed down horizontally), is able to take quick enough notes for a college course. I know about Evernote, Quickoffice, and other note-taking apps and am curious also if one of these kinds of apps are adequate for taking notes in-class too?

    Thanks and much appreciated.
    @ TheTruth, lol is B&N paying you to bend the truth and help support the nook or something? The info you give is very misleading and false. Almost 6,000 people have given Kindle Fire 5 stars and about 1,000 have given it a 1 star (not 2,000 as you say). My question had nothing to do with the capabilities of either Nook nor the Fire's shortcomings. The source website you left is stupid and unrelated lol. 0/10 trolling attempt, friend.

    @ George Y, You have no idea what you're talking about and left a trash comment.

    @ ;D, I appreciate your response. I use an Ipod Touch already and found that I can type pretty quickly on it with 2 fingers and make minimal mistakes. I'd use the Ipod for notes if it were able to support 2 handed typing... which is part of what I'm curious about for the Kindle Fire - if it can do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Asahinahawk, first of all Kindle Fire will not last you all day as the battery is pretty weak and the most you'll get from it (especially if using Cloud or simply browsing the web over Wi-Fi) is 4-5 hours. Typing on any touch screen is usually for people with nerves of steel and I wouldn't plan on being able to do it for long. Also, I have to warn you about Kindle Fire problems if you haven't heard yourself already - no mater what all Amazon trolls like George Y and Rose D post around here, widely reported problems with Kindle Fire are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is not true where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, Wi-Fi connection gives a lot of trouble to users on it, etc. Amazon's own web site has hundreds of reviews (almost 2000 already) of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews and over 1,000 of 3-star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device.
      If you call Amazon their menu actually says "if you have a problem with your Kindle Fire, press three" - "great" device needs its own hot line for problems!

      Instead, take a look at recently released Nook Tablet - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% better than Fire), the best non-glare laminated screen (vs. very reflective not-laminated Fire screen), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot, a microphone for Skype, and physical volume controls on the side (neither of those on Kindle Fire), very smooth video playback with excellent screen, and very fast apps load.
      Also, there is a great current promotion announced in the news - until March, anyone who buys a one-year Nook subscription to the New York Times newspaper will receive either the Nook Simple Touch e-reader for [FAQ-ANSWER] or the Nook Color e-reader for . The price of the Nook Tablet will be cut by to 9 for those who buy it with a Nook subscription to People magazine.

      Here's some pro reviews for your consideration:
      ENGADGET
      Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire
      PCWORLD:
      The Nook Tablet's unique display has less reflectivity than the Kindle Fire's, and so is easier to read. The Nook Tablet's display was dazzling overall. The IPS display is laminated and bonded; so unlike on other tablets's displays--including the Kindle Fire's--there's no annoying, visible air gap between the glass screen and the LCD beneath.The Nook Tablet's home screen is highly customizable and provides quick access to apps and reading material.


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