Movie Maven

Movie Maven

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I finally decided that it was time to raize the movie mania lens and ‘spin-off’ into a second lens, and this is what I came up with.

Now you will have the New Releases, News, Previews & reviews (with fewer extras) on Movie Mania and this seperate one for the rest.

Here there’s some top lists within featured lenses, books for the movies you’ve got to see before you die, some movie terms, and more.

Sorry for what I deem as ‘Thin’ content, but this is spillover from my Movie Mania Lens, and will Evolve over time I’m sure

11 Things we no longer see in Movie theaters

PAH-Lease bring the cry room back, and kick them out if they don’t use it!

Smugglers’ Cinema

When you disguise interesting films as a genre

Find #1 Movie Day You Were Born & Watch Trailer



When someone pitches their movie idea they send a ‘treatment’ explaining the movie, plotlines possibly explains the characters, and maybe a storyboard.

10 Popular Movie Quotes you are probably misquoting!

Poetically Movie-ng

a book of poetry with a movie theme, my two favorite things, I just wish there were more movies I’ve watched so I might actually get the rest better.

The Cineaste: Poems

The Cineaste: Poems

When I saw this I was so happy (I just wish there were more of the movies I have watched in it. There’s Metropolis (a silent film which I really couldn’t take watching) Red Shoes, Nosfratu, Do the RIght thing & others. Nosfratu is the one I read in whole as was the only one of interest to me. This one does not Rhyme so I take that most of them are in prose form.

If you love poetry & movies then you’ve got to get this book. All the poems are based on movies or just generically as well. You can give a look as amazon shows a sampling of some of the poems as well.  Buy Now


30 Best Horror Movies of all time



The Scariest Films of the 2000s
Film Critics Name the Best Movie Theaters In the World


The ‘motto’ of the movie a few examples;  can usually be found on the ‘one sheet’ (poster)

Pacific Rim has at least 2 :  To Fight Monsters we Created Monsters & “Go big or Go Extinct”

You’ll never go in the water again! -Jaws

and My Favorite one ever

Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire-from Lost Boys

Did You Know That There Are Secret Codes On Netflix?

What is Film Noir

Honestly I’m still trying to figure it out. I thought the film had to be at least in black in white, that the genre/sub genre or whatever you want to call it had to at least be in black and white. Upon taking a look through the following list, I see a few movies that came out from the 80s or 90s and maybe even a couple in the 200os, so there’s some in color. So what makes a Noir film? Does it have to have a dark tale, a mystery  a certain type of direction or lighting? Let me know what you think after checking out the 100 best film Noirs of all time


a new book looks at films that have vanished from view  * Find it here


find out more or purchase with the links via Amazon

A1001 Movies You Must See Before You DieB150 Movies You Should Die Before You SeeCThe Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth CenturyDThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition, Completely Updated and Expanded

A 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die   Buy Now

B 150 Movies You Should Die Before You See  Buy Now

C The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father’s Twentieth Century  Buy Now

D  The New Biographical Dictionary of Film: Fifth Edition, Completely Updated and Expanded  Buy Now

Finished films, the public never got to see

Log Line

a one to 2 line sentence description,

(like the blurbs from authors, & other media on the back or inside books)



Blockbuster LLCBlockbusters are big tentpole (usually summer)movies with very big budgets and have to have a high commercial success to beconsidered such.  (there was also a franchise of video rental stores as well


Survive the Movie Plot: Real Folks' Survival Guide for Horror, Sci-Fi & Thrillers

Survive the Movie Plot: Real Folks’ Survival Guide for Horror, Sci-Fi & Thrillers

I don’t actually have this but would love to get it as I am curious about it.

Marvel’s first comic adapted movie  Howard the Duck…the oral history


I love one sheets – Pacific Rim

 What are one sheets you ask?

They are the posters (sometimes a smaller size) that go usually go in those cases in theaters. I have a couple older ones that are like cardboard of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone (or Sorcerer’s stone I forget which it says the US. or English version) I also have a Lost Boys one as well. Then I have a collection of big movie posters 2 in which are for the Thor movie with Chris Hemsworth. Then I have a collection of smaller ones a bit larger than a legal pad. My closest theater does not have those poster cases in or outside of it so they usually leave out the smaller posters and what they don’t have hung up of the larger ones or banners they throw away!

I had suggested to them why not try and sell them, or save them and give them to someone that would be willing to give them to someone that wants them and so on. Basically they’re too lazy!

 Gone to the wall…why modern movie posters are so dreadful

wes craven memorial

 how he reinvented the Horror Movie



Watch an Earsplitting Eulogy for Wes Craven



Lists archive

The 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties





Movies that have aged horribly



FEATURE 50 greatest kung fu movies

Think you know kung fu? Not if you haven’t seen the 50 greatest kung fu movies of all time. Movie marathons don’t come more kick-ass. [Read more…]

 Top best-tv-shows-ever from Hollywood Reporter





alfred hitchcocks top ranked 25 films 

10 films that should be in the criterion collection

129 Of The Most Beautiful Shots In Movie History

50 Greatest Modern Monster Movies

disturbing horror movies you will never watch again

the 32 best death scenes in horror movie history

the 100 greatest american films


50 Weirdest Movie Ever Made











301 Greatest Movies of all time by Empire Onlinei

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