Top 10 Movies to See This Summer

Here are the top 10 movies to see this summer. The films chosen for this list were limited to English language films.

1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Whether you love it or hate it, the Twilight Saga is wildly popular and is attracting more fans to the series everyday. Eclipse is the 3rd film in the series, after New Moon.

2. Toy Story 3

This is a perfect movie for the kids to go see — Toy Story continues the classic tale of toys coming to life, with feelings and a whole world of their own.

3. Predators

Predators is horror meets sci-fi at its finest — if you’re looking to really get your horror fix, you can’t go wrong with a team of human warriors being brought to an alien planet as prey. While it’s definitely not for the squeamish, this will absolutely become a must see film this summer for all horror fans.

4. Inception

Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Ken Watanabe all star in this sci-fi adventure film that probes deeper into a subject that still leaves us perplexed: the mind. The PG-13 rating will ensure that teenagers can round up their friends and still look cool at a “serious” film.

5. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Action and intrigue in the sandy desert await you in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. It’s pure fantasy with plenty of action and adventure, and if you’re looking for high action fun, this is definitely a great pick for you.

6. Killers

Romantic comedy meets action in this sweet film about finding true love — and doing everything in the world to protect your soulmate. Katherine Heigl is the lead female star, and her successful romantic comedy portfolio is growing by the year — this one should be a success too.

7. Knight and Day

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz team up for a wild action-suspense film that has a touch of comedy. If you’re looking to get your action fix without getting into a serious drama, this is the movie you want to see this summer.

8. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Teenagers will like this action film for some of its themes — like a teenager being the last of his kind that has the power to save his homeland.

9. Dinner for Schmucks

This is another comedy film, but that’s okay — the more chances you have to laugh this summer, the better you’ll feel! Steve Carell definitely comes bringing the laughs, and Paul Rudd isn’t half bad either.

10. Sex and the City 2

Even if you’re not into this classic example of the “chick flick”, Sex and the City 2 will definitely open to plenty of excitement from hardcore fans. There are already parties set up to go see the movie, and if you liked the first film the second one should be perfect.

The movies are listed in order from 1 to 10, but that doesn’t mean that you have to follow that pattern to get started! The key is just to dive headfirst into the top 10 movies that you absolutely must see this summer — don’t forget the popcorn!

Real Honest Top Rated Legitimate Money Making Opportunities From Home Computer SCAMS

Do real, honest, top rated, legitimate money making opportunities from your home computer really exist? Over 95% of these programs are scams. Very few real opportunities do exist. The Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave. Dreams, are what can make life worth living sometimes. It gives you hope, joy, excitement. The American Dream I believe is profoundly based on earning your piece of the American pie, giving your family a better life. It is truly sad that many have achieved this by playing on the dreams of others. You might hear, “Become a Millionaire over night” or “I will make you Rich in 7 days”. People actually believe this. Well, I am here to tell you its not true. None of it. You can not become a millionaire overnight (unless you win the lottery), you can not get rich in 7 days, and you can not jump from the empire state building and live with out a parachute. Wake up people!

I have asked myself several times, besides what I have just mentioned. What is it that makes people take such risk instead of researching deeper before purchasing? Maybe the Guarantee! Thirty day, Sixty day, Ninety day money back guarantee. You have nothing to lose, is what they tell you. Isn’t it funny how they do not mention the emotional anger, frustration and flat out feeling of ignorance you feel when you realize you just been SCAMMED. As I write this I am reminded of a very funny movie I saw, a couple of times actually. “Tommy Boy” with the late Chris Farley and David Spade. If you have not see this movie I highly recommend it. Tommy boy, played by Chris Farley, makes a great statement in the midst of trying to make a sale. A customer asks: “Why do they put a guarantee on the box”. Tommy boy replies: “Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will…. I got spare time….”. I have to say I laughed for hours after hearing that. Several other funny things were stated at that part of the movie, but that line just struck me. Ladies and Gentlemen the point is this. Just because it has a guarantee doesn’t mean squat.

Research, research, research, hey did I mention research. Starting any type of work, business or program from home is going to take time, and sometimes even money to get things going. Real, honest, top rated legitimate money making opportunities from home do exist! After 13 years of being scammed hundreds of times you learn what to look for. Just because it has a guarantee does not mean anything. If it sounds to good to be true, it more than likely is. Most importantly, anyone, anywhere who can promise you getting rich over night or in so many days are just flat out trying to scam you for your money.

Top 20 Rated Movies of 2009 – How Many of These Movies Did You Get to See?

I know it’s now 2010 and another year behind us. The holidays are over and now time to start a New Year. I was scouring the internet and figured I would look at some of the movies I was unable to see because I was too busy last year. I am absolutely astonished what I found out, not only do I feel like I am the last person on the planet; I realized there more than one of the movies I neglected to see during my busy schedule of 2009, much less even knew existed. I have compiled a list of the top 20 movies featured in 2009 and of course I’m not surprised that “Twilight” as taken the lead by over a million units sold.

I personally have only seen five off the list (includes Twilight, I’m not that far behind) but it looks like I have a bit of catching up to do. The list complied is a Top 20 Movies of 2009 in numeric order and the number of units sold to the left. I personally have seen number 1,2,3,10,17.

I am huge super hero / animation fan and do regret not taking the time to seeing G.I. Joe on the big screen. I have decided that the ones I really would like to see I plan to either rent or buy it if the price is right. That way once I do have the time I will able to relax and watch them at my convenience in the comfort of my own home. Take a look at the list below and see if you were one of the millions of consumers who may be included in these statistics.

1 Twilight 9,836,34
2 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 8,528,044
3 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 7,751,718
4 Up 6,614,216

5 Star Trek 4,787,654
6 Bolt 4,581,755
7 Monsters vs. Aliens 4,511,928
8 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 4,311,287
9 The Proposal 4,213,818
10 X-Men Origins: Wolverine 4,139,785
11 Taken 3,984,111
12 Gran Torino 3,854,291
13 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 3,729,614
14 Marley and Me 3,615,252
15 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3,538,861
16 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 3,385,628
17 Dark Knight, The 3,338,285
18 High School Musical 3: Senior Year 3,249,580
19 Hannah Montana The Movie 3,049,992
20 Fast & Furious 3,006,320

A Look at the Top Rated Verizon Phones and Where to Find Online Deals

This article discusses today’s top rated Verizon phones. The new year is already off to an exciting start, as Verizon and Apple have finally partnered up to bring us the sexy iPhone! There is no doubt that the iPhone is going to be a great success for Verizon. Plenty of people will want it and buy it as soon as it becomes available in early February.

But even with the iPhone coming to Verizon soon, there are a few other cell phones that deserve your careful attention. Whether you’re a new Verizon customer, or if you’re an existing customer looking to upgrade your phone, research these top rated Verizon phones to help make sure you find the perfect phone. We will also tell you how to find great deals on Verizon phones online.

HTC Incredible – Verizon’s Top Selling Phone

Often referred to as an “iPhone Killer”, the HTC Incredible is easily the best-selling Verizon phone, with high positive customer reviews to back it up. This phone runs on the Google Android operating system, which actually many customers prefer over Apple’s iPhone system. Android also has its own “App Store” marketplace similar to Apple.

This phone is super fast, both in data network usage and simply running applications and functions on the phone. It has all the expected features of a smartphone too, like an 8-MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The screen is beautiful and big, while the phone remains thin and convenient to carry around.

LG Octane – A Top Choice For Heavy Text Message Users

This phone is also a popular Verizon phone, and is great for you if you really want a good physical keyboard for typing text messages, emails and browsing the Internet. The phone is a bit more bulky, and a major negative is the quality of voice when making phone calls. However, the big driver for this phone’s popularity is its capability for typing and text messaging.

Motorola Droid X – Gorgeous Big Screen for the Multimedia Lover

This phone is simply brilliant and gorgeous, sporting a huge 4.3 inch HD touch-screen display. Like the Incredible, it also runs on the Google Android platform. The Droid X features an 8 MP camera and HD video recording capabilities. If you want a rich multi-media experience to watch videos and movies, this is probably the phone for you. It even has an HDMI-output, allowing your Droid X to connect its display to any HDTV via HDMI.

The Droid X also has more connectivity features, including the ability for the phone to be a 3G Mobile Hotspot, where 5 other devices can gain WiFi Internet access through your Droid X.

Where Can You Find Great Deals?

Of course, many people will find deals and promotions in Verizon stores and authorized retailers. However they miss out on even better promotions at online stores.

If you are happy with Verizon’s service and quality, you definitely want to take advantage of discounted phone prices by signing up for a 2-year agreement. Plus, with everyone’s focus and attention on the coming iPhone, you may find even better deals on these other top rated Verizon phones.

Top 18 Movies You Should Not Miss

1. King Kong

Merian C Cooper as well as Ernest B Schoedsack directed the King Kong film in 1933. The plot is about a group of hunters who discover a giant ape on an island inhabited by tribal people. They capture the ape and bring it to America and they put the animal for an exhibition.

But nothing could match the might of the King Kong as it escapes and destroys the city. The film has sequels but the first film remains one of the most popular films even today.

2. Devil in Human form – The Omen

To this date, the film “The Omen” remains the most successful series. According to the first part, Satan is born as a child on earth similar to God’s son Jesus. The first one in the series had the author David Seltzer penning the story while the series was written by various writers.

3. Gone With The Wind

Victor Fleming directed the novel ‘Gone with the Wind’ (author – Margaret Mitchell) in to a film. The film was released in 1939, its duration is 210 minutes, but the movie had many beautiful scenes and it had ten Oscar awards in its kitty.

4. Seven Samurai

Directed by the “Godfather” of cinema, Akira Kurosawa, it was released in 1959, and period was 16th century. It tells the story of seven persons (among them samurai) who come together to defend a village from bandits. The climax is breathtaking and the film is regarded as a cult classic.

5. Psycho

Directed by the famous director Alfred Hitchcock, the movie had a murder scene which had the viewers gasping for breath. It was released in 1960 and is regarded as one of the famous thrillers.

6. Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean directed the film which featured Peter O’ Toole in the main role. The era was that of World War I and it was a smash hit at the box office. It also earned Seven Academy awards.

7. The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

Considered as a classic, this film was released in 1966 and directed by Sergio Leone. Clint Eastwood got one of his most famous roles in the film. The film had a tight script, excellent performances and a gripping climax.

8. The Godfather

This film came to the screens in 1972 and was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film was based on Mario Puzo’s novel and Marlon Brando brings to life the life of a Mafia Don. The film revolves around the treachery, loyalty and killings in the gangster world.

9. Enter the Dragon

Till this film hit the screens in 1973, there were actions sequences and action stars. But after this film Bruce Lee became a legend. The film had brilliant action sequences and is considered a benchmark in Hong Kong cinema because it brought action movies to an international audience.

10. Jaws

This film became a mass hit because it captured the audiences’ pulse – fear. The story was taken from Peter Benchley’s novel and Steven Spielberg’s name became famous all over the world. The story was of a great white shark which terrorizes a coastal resort.

11. Raiders of the Lost Ark

Again we have to know of Steven Spielberg who directed this film. The audiences loved the film when it came to screens in 1981 and the hero was Harrison Ford who played the title role of Indiana Jones, an archaeologist and explorer. The hero has company in the form of giant spiders to human villains. Anyone with penchant for history, ancient civilization will love this film.

12. The Last Emperor

This film by Bernado Bertolucci was released in 1987 and won Nine Academy awards. It tells the life and turmoil of the Last Emperor of China from the years 1908 – 1967. The film was stunning with beautiful locales and settings which many a cinema goer would love to view.

13. Die Hard

The first movie came in 1998. The director was John Mctiernan, and the plot tells about the cop, John McClane – the title role was played by Bruce Willis. Sequels were also made, but the first and second series is a visual treat for all fans.

14. The Lord Of the Rings

The Middle Earth trilogy by R R Tolkien and brought to cinema by Peter Jackson, have their own aura of mystery, mythical monsters, and remains popular to this day.

15. City Of God

The Brazilian movie, was released in 2002, and the director was Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund. The time period is the slums of Rio de Janeiro from 1960 to the year 1980. The film script is a violent one which shows even children indulging in robbery and murder.

16. Inception

Till the film was released, the script of any movie usually revolved around events that were seen in a dream. In this movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, Leonardo di Caprio had the power to enter into the subconscious minds of individuals and steal their ideas.

17. Gandhi

The film won many awards as well as critical acclaim. Directed by Richard Attenborough, the script tells of a young person practicing law in South Africa and becoming a national icon in India and frees the country from colonial rule by the power of non-violence. The film came to the screens in 1982 and is considered one of the finest biographies ever made. Ben Kingsley played the title role to perfection.

18. The Kid

Not one to be missed by persons who like comedy, the film released in 1921 was directed by Charles Chaplin. He also had a befitting role as a person who takes care of the orphan kid played by Jackie Coogan. The film is a laugh riot.

Top 10 Movies and LDS Films That Most Mormons Would Be Familiar With

I was a student of Digital Media in college, which included the study of film. As I studied film and being a Mormon I realized that members of the Mormon faith love movies but there are certain films that Mormons are more familiar with than other groups. In my list I have excluded certain movies such as Single Ward, RM or other Mollywood (cheesy Mormon films). Here is the list that I came up with:

  1. The Princess Bride – Although many people outside of the Mormon church have seen this film, for some reason members of the church are aware of this film. When I was in High School and growing up in a Mormon community everybody had seen this movie. Though somewhat popular outside of the Utah most people are not exactly huge fans. This movie is romantic without all of the sexual content that is found in many romantic films and comedies.
  2. Three Amigos – For some reason everybody I know who is a younger Mormon has seen this film. Steve Martin is in this movie, however, despite popular myth Steve Martin in not a member of the church himself. This movie has some Spanish lines, which makes return missionaries who served in Spanish speaking areas feel special that they know what they are saying.
  3. UHF – This film was not very popular in the theaters however, has become somewhat of a cult classic in Mormon communities. Despite the unfair PG-13 rating it has remained popular, many members shy away from movies with ratings higher than PG. Not many people know this but the late Billy Barty who played Noodles McIntosh was a Mormon himself. They also played a brief recording of the Mormon tabernacle choir singing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”
  4. Johnny Lingo (The original 1969)- Who can forget lines like “Mahana you ugly” or “8 cow wife”. This movie is a classic among Latter-day Saints. This is probably a reason why many people from Utah want to be Polynesian.
  5. The Legend of Johnny Lingo – Loosely based on the original 1969 BYU film. This movie did not fare so well as they changed the story, however, because of the name sake members have given this film a try, I don’t think it is such a bad movie if you forget you ever saw the original film while you try to digest what is going on.
  6. Cipher in the Snow – As a youth growing up in Utah this was shown to us every year to try to make us feel guilty and sad. It is the story of a boy who dies because he is unloved at home and school.
  7. The Phone Call – This movie has been shown for years to try to help teens gain self confidence in themselves. Marc McClure, who played the bumbling Scott also played Jimmy Olsen in the original Superman films.
  8. Other Side of Heaven – Picked up by Disney, this film shares the missionary experiences of a missionary sent to Tonga. Many people who are not members have seen this movie as it has the ever popular Anne Hathaway as the missionary’s girl friend.
  9. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – I had a hard time sitting through this one but for some reason most Latter-day Saint women have seen and love this movie. The strong reference to large families and musicals make it favorite for female Latter-day Saints.
  10. Emma – (Actually any film portraying Jane Austen’s work) For some reason women in the Mormon faith love Jane Austen romance books and movies, Emma is just one example. The culture of the time period she portrays is actually a close match to modern Mormon culture.

What draws members of the LDS church to movies tends to be entertaining, moral, originality. They appreciate films that represent the values they cherish and can be enjoyed by the whole family.