Top 10 Movies of 2009

1. Avatar (2009)

Avatar is another masterpiece from James Cameron which made huge impact on movie industry. After this movie 3D became a state of the art technology. This movie is one of the watch-in-3D movies. Despite of trivial love story storyline, this movie is one of the best movies of 2009. This movie is a number one in a all-time top grossing movie list with over $2.7 billion.

2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Inglourious Basterds is a look at World War II through Quentin Tarantino glasses. Brad Pitt playing a Lieutenant of Jewish Allied soldiers is a biggest star in this movie. This movie is a Tarantino’s highest-grossing film to date. It earned over $320 million worldwide. This movie is a definitely one of the best Thriller movies of 2009.

3. Up (2009)

Up is an animation-comedy movie created by Pixar, which is a quality mark for animation. It grossed over $731 million worldwide, making it a 6th best grossing movie of the year. Up is a best animation movie of the year.

4. District 9 (2009)

District 9 is a science-fiction movie directed by Neill Blomkamp. It tells a story about pathetic alien creatures who had an accident in Johannesburg, South Africa. The story is told in documentary manner – an unexpected one for most sci-fi movies.

5. Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009) is the eleventh film based on of the original Star Trek television series created in ’60s. If you are a fan of original series, you most likely love this film too. It is the thirteenth-highest-grossing film of 2009.

6. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

The Secret in Their Eyes is an Argentinian crime thriller movie and a best Foreign movie of 2009. It was also awarded the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film of 2009. Everybody who likes a non-Hollywood production must watch this film. You won’t find it in a top grossing lists, but it is really one of the best movies of 2009.

7. (500) Days of Summer (2009)

(500) Days of Summer is a nonlinear drama, romantic-comedy telling a story of relationship which end in 500 days. It earned over $60 million in worldwide returns, far exceeding its $7.5 million budget. The film received numerous awards and nominations. It is a best romantic-comedy of 2009.

8. Moon (2009)

Moon is a best British movie of 2009. It is a science fiction story about a frustrating three-year work in a moon base.

9. The Hangover (2009)

The Hangover is a best comedy of 2009. The movie storyline follows four friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Next morning friends wake up with a huge hangover not remembering a thing. The Hangover earned over $467 million worldwide.

10. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animated-film. It is the first stop-motion animated film distributed by 20th Century Fox. The storyline follows an urbane fox who is returning to his home-farm and then helping his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.

Movies Kids Would Want to Play With

Children movies have become very popular in recent times and a large number of reputed movie production houses have joined the league and are making quality content rich movies for kids which depict the storyline in the kid friendly way.

It has been observed that kids enjoy watching movies in the same way as their parents. We can now see a small child sitting in front of television enjoying his favorite picture. The child specific movies do deserve the adulation they usually receive from their little audience. Their movies are made by giving preference to the fancies and themes they like. The children movies are as simple in character as their admirers are. Disney productions are one of the leading producers of children movies in the World.

Disney has been associated with the production of such blockbuster animated movies like Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, a highly successful movie which provided the kids with great joy and entertainment. The Disney movies characters identify themselves with the kids and bear a positive effect on the personality of the child. The storylines of the movies are intelligent and are with time, conveying a moral message for children. Some of the most famous characters of Disney movies are Beast in the movie Beauty and Beast and Cinderella.

The principle characters of children movies are full of energy, kindness and so intelligent that they inspire the kids to don their virtues. Kids prefer movies in which main characters happen to be magicians, animals or dwarfs…etc. The children live in the World of their own so making movies which satisfy their fantasies as well as maintaining the child like innocence of the characters along with their capability to be fast and play tricks with each other in the movie is of utmost importance.

Tiny tots have liking for naughtiness as well as some evilness just as was present in the movie characters like witch in the movie Snow White or say Tramp in The Lady and the Tramp. These movies are capable of stimulating the sense of imagination of kids and help in bringing out their inherent qualities.

Though themes of these kids movies are quite away from real World issues, yet they are in some way connected with humans as their characters display same emotions and thinking as humans. Children have had fun with their loved movies like Peter Pan, The Lion King, Cindrella..etc. These movies entice the children due to their story and portrayal of characters.

We can see that children have immense craze for movies and a wide variety of real as well as animated movies suitable to their age groups are available today. Big production houses like DreamWorks and Disney movies have contributed a lot in providing children with quality fun. Parents must encourage their kids to watch educational and fun movies which can in some way help them in future in their career.

Four Steps to Creating a 50th Anniversary Memory Movie

Recently our family celebrated our parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. Part of the celebration planning included making a video of our parents lives beginning with photos of each of them as babies through the years to current times.

This article will cover the following steps to make your anniversary memory movie using Windows Movie Maker:

  1. Determining the Format of the Movie
  2. Gathering and Choosing Photos
  3. Selecting Music
  4. Saving and Sharing the movie.

Which Layout or Format: Chronological, Theme, or Location?

Deciding on the layout of the movie will help you in determining which photos to look for and include in your movie. When it comes to the format of the video consider covering the married couples lives by decades, location or special interests. For instance when featuring the couple through the decades, include transition frames that identifies the decade, such as “1970’s”. If the special couple has enjoyed traveling through the years consider highlighting different trips. Transition frames could be used here too to distinguish different trips such as “Europe, 1970″, “Paris, 1981″. Finally, special interests that the couples has enjoyed throughout the years is another way of featuring the couple, such as travel, special sports, or antiques to name a few.

Gathering, Scanning and Saving Photos for your Movie

With the format determined, gather photos from online and physical albums, family blogs, shoe boxes, and friends to include in the movie. Photos from the celebrating couples friends will add a special level of interest since these may feature events or times that you and your family may not have. These photos will be cherished additions to the movie. Scan the photos to a folder on your computer made just for the anniversary movie. Having the photos located in one place will make it easier when importing the photographs into Windows Movie Maker or other movie program.

Music Selections for your Anniversary Memory Movie

When it comes to adding music to the movie, getting everyone involved is both fun and entertaining. Include songs specific to special events such as the couples first wedding dance. Choose songs that are extra special and meaningful such as theme songs from favorite theater or Broadway shows. Find songs online at retailers such as Amazon, or from your CD collection. Import the songs into the movie maker program and drop and drag the song into the movie time line.

Saving and Sharing the Anniversary Memory Movie

When it is time to save the movie, the Windows Movie Maker program offers several choices. The first is to save the file to your computers hard drive. This is essential throughout the creation process so that your work is not lost. When the movie is complete, you will also have the option of emailing the movie file. This feature may be limited by the file size. Email servers may limit the ability to send large movie files, such as the Google email program, which has a 25mg restriction on its attachment size. The Windows Movie Maker program offers saving the file to a CD which can then be played on a PC or laptop using Windows Media Player. If you desire a DVD that can be viewed on the television using a DVD player, you will need to first save the movie file to CD, then use a third party DVD maker software to make a DVD.