Movies Of Our Generation!

Movies have always been a popular pastime for any age, and with all the different genres, there is always something for everyone. No matter how advanced technology gets, there will always be a local theater around somewhere. We've moved from Shakespeare's plays in the 1500's, to the first black and white movies in the 1800's, leading to colored movies in the early 1900's, and the popular drive-in's in the 1960's and 70's. After all the trials and errors throughout the long history of entertainment, we are left with the theaters that are sprinkled around everywhere.


Recently, a movie was released that was said to be the best movie since the Titanic, and it was directed by the same director, James Cameron. Cameron came up with the Avatar film idea 15 years ago in 1995 when the technology that was necessary to fulfill the full potential of what he wanted the movie to be was unavailable. When the technology became advanced enough to produce the movie in the way Cameron intended he began putting together the epic science-fiction movie. After four years of producing and slaving over the new technology that was needed to create the movie Cameron envisioned, the film was finished. On December 18th, 2009, history was made again by Cameron when the film made $2,350,388,502 worldwide within a very short amount of time. The gross profit for the film is, as of now, $745 million, beating out Titanic for the most
gross money-making movie of all time by $145 million. It won the Golden Globe for best motion picture, and was nominated for others as well. This movie is presently the most popular science fiction movie.

Another movie was released recently that was a big hit among all ages. Disney/Pixars "Up" is an adventure about a 78
year old widowed balloon salesmen who want to fufill his and his wife's life
-long dream by parking a house on the cliff of a mountain in South America. Fredrickson learns all too late that 9 year old Russell, a local Wilderness explorer, has stowed away on his porch. The two meet many new friends along their long journey, including Doug, a golden retriever with a scientifically altered color and Kevin, a bird that Doug is sent to hunt. As they buckle down for a long journey, Mr. Fredrickson remembers what it's like to love and forgive. This movie is surely more of a family flick, as opposed to Avatar, a science fiction lovers dream come true. It won both Golden Globes that it was nominated for, including Best Original Score- Motion Picture and Best Animated Feature Film. The movie was released May 29, 2009, and was an instant hit, raising $292,979,556 in the box office. Rotten Tomatoes Movie Review critics gave the movie a 95% fresh review, meaning that out of the 35 critics that reviewed the film, only 2 gave it a bad review.

New Moon

Another popular movie recently released on DVD titled New Moon also took reached the top of the box office. It is the second in it's series, and grabbed an audience of not only movie lovers, but book lovers as well.It raised the most money ever at its midnight premeieres all around the world, and rocked the charts for weeks after its release. Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stuart play Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, characters adapted from Stephenie Meyer's New York Times' best selling Twilight saga. The movie made over 250 million worldwide, and now that the movie is out on DVD,the profit is sure to rise again. New Moon became the most money making opening night ever, and over half of the total theaters showing the movie were sold out at least a week before the actual showing. The next movie in the series, Eclipse, is expected to rake in an even bigger income for Summit Entertainment, and movie goers everywhere are waiting anxiously for the big release: 7/30/10.

Two great names: Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. The two together: Alice in Wonderland. In case you've been in a coma for the past 6
Alice in Wonderland
months, Alice in Wonderland was released on March 5, 2010. Not suprising to many viewers, it gained $34.5 million it's opening weekend, plus it has held the number one box office spot for three weeks and counting. Alice is different from other Disney movie interpretations in the way that a "raven is like a writing desk". Number 1: It's out there, and number 2: it's not a remake, it's a sequel. Alice is thrust back into Wonderland on the day of her not-so-planned engagement party, and discovers that things are not always, in fact, rarley are, what they seem. As she travels through Wonderland making friends(and enemies), she learns about who she is, and who she wants to be as a person. As she works her way through the not-so-new to her world, she learns more about being herself and standing out then she ever would have imagined, and begins to believe that imagination is not something to be ashamed of, but something to relish and rely on. Mia Wasikowska plays Alice Liddel, the protaginist, while Helena Bonham Carter plays her opposite,The Red Queen, but those are not the only stars in the must-see movie. Johnny Depp plays the Mad Hatter, and Anne Hathaway plays The White Queen.

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