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Promo: Does violent movies play a part in people’s behavior?

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Hi, I'm Chucky. Wanna play?  ..umm no thank you

Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play? ..umm no thank you

Hey guys I just want to tell you guys that in the next couple of days expected another video that  I’m doing. It’s going to be on Violent movies, and do they affect a person’s behavior. I’m going to get views on this from a person who doesn’t like violent movies to a person who does. I’m also going to talk about the survey that I did for this topic. I’m going to tell you guys the results and the results of the Virgina Tech experiment on violent movies . I’m also going to talk about some people that blamed movies for their behavior. I really want to know what you guys think so please stay tuned. Thanks!

The Breakfast Club

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“Don’t you forget about me don’t don’t don’t you!”  I actually really like this song and this movie. So I guess I’ve made this John Hughes week for my blog.

First off who couldn’t relate to this movie?! You have Andrew “Andy Clark (Emilio Estevez) the star athlete, Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald) the popular girl, John Bender ( Judd Nelson) the rebel, Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) the nerd and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) outcast (which was me in High school) coming together to spend detention together. They never would have thought they would learn that each one of then is not so different from the other.  I liked this movie because it shows this we all have similarities but we may not think we do because of the way this person dresses or their social status. I kind of wish that my high school experience was like that.  But also at the same time I don’t think we ever had saturday detention or detention would have been that long to pour out our life stories to people in that short amount of time. I give this movie a 4 out of 5 it’s a realistic cute movie. It’s more realistic then Jennifer’s body I’ll admit that much.

John Hughes Movies timeline

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Hey Guys so for my Multimedia class I had to do a timeline that was  Movie related since my blog is about movies. So I thought what would be an awesome timeline and one person came to mind the great late John Hughes. He has produce, written and directed a lot of movies.  While creating the timeline I seen many 90’s classics like Beethoven, The Breakfast club, Home Alone, Weird Science and Sixteen Candles and it doesn’t stop from there. The Timeline consists of the date the movie came to theaters and also a brieft description of the movie. There were shows that he also did too but I decided to keep my timeline to just his movies. So please take a look at it and tell me what you think!       (timeline)

Pennsylvania Movie Spot Locations!

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( Press Me says the interactive map)

 

So for my Journalism class I had to make a map about my blog topic. So what better way to represent my movie blog by doing a map mash up about five well know movies that shot some scenes in Pennsylvania! I’m from Pittsburgh so I thought this would be an excellent idea. This map shows some of the filming spots in Pittsburgh for the movies: The Dark Night Rises, Flashdance, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Night of The Living Dead and Inspector Gadget. Here are some interesting facts that I found on three of the movies.

The Dark Night Rises was mainly filmed in Pittsburgh. When I was watching the Movie I spotted many locations like the ally way by Point Park or Smithfield Street. Places that I walked past and for me that was an “Oh my goodness I was there!!” (Spazing moment) It’s pretty nice seeing place that I actually walk by everyday on the big screen.

As for Flashdance some of the spots were filmed in Pittsburgh. One spot in particular is well known on the Point Park University campus. Apparently Alex’s apartment address was the same address as the Conestoga building, which is a Point Park resident building. This surprised me because I use to live in that building and also I only heard of the movie but never actually watched it. This just makes me want to go and watch it just to see if I could recognize the building. It’s said that it looks nothing like the building that it is today. It’s hardly recognizable.

Lastly The Night of The Living Dead what I found to be interesting about this movie was that one of the scenes took place at the late actor Karl Hardman (Harry) Studio which after researching a while found out that it’s location is somewhere around Smithfield street every time I looked on the map it shows that it’s close by The Art Institute but it’s address is way down the other end.. I would think by now that the studio doesn’t exist anymore. Maybe Google maps can’t go back that far.

So there you have it! These are only five of a lot of movies that have been shot in Pittsburgh.

Introducing my Movie Project

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Great Scott!!

Hey guys and girls! For my Multimedia class I decided to do a interview with two people Trisha Smith a Point Park student and Victoria Smith a Art Institute graduate (no relation).  These two have done student related films. and This is what inspires them to do some of their films.  SO please tell me what you think and enjoy!

IMDb

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Man I love that show

Man I love that show

Let’s give a thanks to IMDb without it where would movie lovers be. How would we know if that’s the same actress/actor from a movie/tv show that we saw a long time ago. Without IMDb we wouldn’t know the name of  the actor that played that very sexy cop on Southland or what other movies were he/she in so we could watch those too. The site even tells you what movies/tv shows they are going to be.(Score!)   IMDb gives us information that we would have never knew about either. Did you know Scott Weinger who voiced Disney’s Aladdin played Steve, D.J.Tanner’s boyfriend on Full House!? (I knew that but I bet some people didn’t) and without IMDb I wouldn’t know the names of certain actors/actress in a television show so I want to thank you IMDb for everything.

Here’s some backstory, Internet Movie Database Site also known to the world as  IMDb,was  founded by it’s CEO Colin Needham from England  in 1990. At that time he was a engineer  in Bristol. It was said that when Needlham  was in college (around 1989 before the internet was popular) he watched a lot of movies. He could  however never remember/keep track of which movies he seen already. So he decided to make a personal log  for himself and to also give to his friends when they go rent movies. His idea became more popular when he joined a college movie dissuasion group. Where the main members were college guys who discussed mostly who was hottest actress in movies and which movies they also  in. (You can find more about this Article here) Also Robert Hartill a web designer and computer programmer also helped  create a interface of the Internet Movie Database. He first started creating a  design in 1994 while he was still attending Cardiff University in Wales. The first interface of IMDb was called Cardiff Internet Movie DatabaseIt wasn’t till 1996 that the company became separate giving it the name that we know today. You can also say Hartill is one of the first to make the World Wide Web popular today.  In 1998 Amazon brought IMDb.

Pretty Persuasion

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I have a long list of movies ( and tv shows) that I would love to watch and Pretty Persuasion was one of  the top ones. To warn you guys this is a rated R movies (sorry kids).  I saw a lot of gifs about this movie on tumblr so I thought what the heck lets give this a try and to tell you the truth I’m kind of sad that I actually did. The movie is about a 15 year old girl  named Kimberly Joyce played by Evan Rachel Wood who wants to make it big. She’ll do anything for fame even if that means throwing  her two best friends  Brittany( Elisabeth Harnois) and Randa ( Adi Schnall) under a bus and making them lie with you to  frame a teacher for sexual assault.

It did have it’s funny moments in the movie but then the ending could have been a little  more clearer to me.  Also it just surprises me that a 15 year old girl could be such a ruthless  mastermind. What also  surprised me with how much sex is involved in these preteen’s lives.  I would have to say that the most funniest character to me had to be Holly Klein ( Jane Krakowski ) I don’t know why though I guess because I laughed more at her lines and also she makes  a great “reporter”. Except for Randa who asked questions that to her was serious but to her american classmates it was common sense. I would give this movie a 3 out 5 because there is a hidden meaning in the movie and I’m guessing that Fame isn’t everything it’s hyped up to.