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Monday, 29 June 2009



Manny, Sid, Diego and Ellie are back in this third film in the computer-animated "Ice Age" series. With those creatures in starring roles, fans also get another dose of the vocal talents of Ray Romano , John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Queen Latifah, who all return from the previous two outings.

After the events of "Ice Age: The Meltdown", life begins to change for Manny and his friends: Scrat is still on the hunt to hold onto his beloved acorn, while finding a possible romance in a female sabre-toothed squirrel named Scratte. Manny and Ellie, having since become an item, are expecting a baby, which leaves Manny anxious to ensure that everything is perfect for when his baby arrives. Diego is fed up with being treated like a house-cat and ponders the notion that he is becoming too laid-back. Sid begins to wish for a family of his own, and so steals some dinosaur eggs which leads to Sid ending up in a strange underground world where his herd must rescue him, while dodging dinosaurs and facing danger left and right, and meeting up with a one-eyed weasel known as Buck who hunts dinosaurs intently.
Written by Theshapeshifter

Thursday, 25 June 2009

To err is human

It is said that nine out of 10 movies have them.

Ranging from pretty women, to very handsome secret agents, to green ogres, pirates and young wizards. One would think this would be a positive quality wouldn´t they?Well, it´s not. In fact, directors shudder to think that their movie contains the much feared continuity mistakes.

Films generally take months to shoot, and this means that a single scene may have to be filmed many, many times, often over a few days. Over this period, actors leave the set and crew members get ahold of props: that´s when problems begin. How is one to remember exactly where everything was? Although the acting is likely to come out spotless in the last scene shot, the scene´s logical sequence may have been changed.

Have you ever watched a film and got the sneaking suspicion that something was wrong? Just a scene ago, the actor´s shirt was stained with blood, but where´s the blood now? You remember there was a big plastic cup on the side table, however, wasn´t it green, not blue? Thats preciselly what a visual error is: a tiny mistake that only the most observant viewer is likely to see.

The most feared mistakes are not visual though, they are editing and plot errors. The first is when, in a scene, an actor refers to an event that hasn´t been included in the film, and the latter is when the story is just not logical, like when a dead character comes back to life.

Although most movies have continuity mistakes, producers and directors do their best to ensure that their errors dont happen often. The script supervisor
is the person in charge of making sure the film has as few editing, visual and plot errors as possible.

These little mistakes are really fun to watch, so the next time you´re in a movie theatre take up this challenge: look really close, and see if you can catch one!

Here are some to get you started.

Posted by Denise Fenelon

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

MTV Movie Awards 2009

The MTV Movie Awards is considered the biggest film award with public votes in the USA. Anyone can access the MTV website and vote for their favourite films in different categories. Check out the winners in this video!

However, many people disagreed with the winners in many categories. Was Twilight the best film of 2008? Did Zac Efron deserve the Best Actor award? What about Miley Cyrus, did she reall deserve her award? It's your turn now! Post who you really think should have won!

If you want more info, check out the Official MTV Movie Award 2009 website:


Have fun!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Interesting Movie facts

Pirates of the Caribbean interesting facts:
*The movie has 80 different filming mistakes
*It was based on a ride at Disneyworld.
*The character´s name William Turner is based on a famous painter

REC interesting facts:
* When the fireman falls down from the 3rd floor, everybody gets surprised because no one knows what will happen.
* The movie was filmed in an abandoned building.
* The movie Quarantine is a copy of REC, with the same scenes, the same story.
* At the end, a Brazilian newspaper appears: Jornal da Tarde

3 random interesting movie facts:
* For the movie The Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was paid US$35 a week, while Toto, the dog received US$125 a week.
* Before anyone was killed in the movie The Godfather, an orange is always seen somewhere.
* The producers of the movie ... Gone with the Wind was fined US$5000 allowing the word "damn" to be heard within the movie's dialogue.

3 interesting facts about The Bourne Trilogy
* Initially, the the main actor was Brad Pitt, and not Matt Damon.
* The cost of the movie was US$75 million.
* It is the second movie in which Matt Damon and Albert Finney work together - the first was Ocean's Twelve.

2 interesting facts about Gandhi
* It is the film with the most extras: 200 000 volunteers and 94 560 other people starred in the scene of Gandhi's funeral.
* They used eleven cameras for four hours in this scene, edited to 2 minutes and five seconds.

Plus 1, Asa Norte

Monday, 15 June 2009

Bizarre Movie Facts

* The Hollywood sign started being built in 1923. Initially it said "Hollywoodland" but with corrosion only "Hollywood" was left.
* Hollywood, which was a farm, became a town in 1903.

* ...Gone with the Wind is the most watched movie in the history of movies, having been watched by approximately 120 million people.

* Jayne Mansfield had the biggest breasts that Hollywood has ever seen. Emest Ter said that she is the only woman that can take a shower without wetting her feet.

* In 27 Dresses, Jane's little sister, Tess (Malin Akerman), is actually older than Jane (Katherine Heigl) in real life.

* At the end of Monsters Inc it shows "no monsters were harmed in the making of this film".

* The film with most kisses is Don Juan which starred John Barrimore, Mary Astor and Estelle Taylor in 1926. They had 127 kisses in one hour and fifty one minutes.

* In Lilo and Stitch, when Stitch starts building a city, he chooses San Francisco, where Pixar is based.

* In Angels and Demons, the Vatican didn't let the producers film the movie in Saint Peter Square.

By A.H.S., L.M.A.B., F.C., R.N.L., T.P.C.B.M., J.C.A.L., J.M.M., C.G.A., Plus 4 Asa Norte 1.

Monday, 8 June 2009

History of World Cinema - free course =)

We all love free stuff, especially if it's good.

I just came across this:

They're offering a free course on the History of World Cinema to anyone who's interested. Yep, you don't have to be a student nor anything. I am definitely interested, but I gotta work!! Aw. But that's ok. I'm positive there's someone out there who can spend weekday afternoons at the Museu Nacional da República learning about moving pictures. You'll get a UnB certificate at the end of it. How awesome is that?

To get info, like signing up and schedules and all, just click: http://www.historiacinemamundial.blogspot.com/

Carol de Góes