9, Mar 2023
Professional Services For Big Screen TV Repair in Los Angeles

How many of you have experienced the terrible bounce back of your mood due to sudden breakdown of your television set? It is a number that is increasing with time. More people have today started complaining about the damages to their television sets, some complain about the blurred screen, few talk about improper sound or blotched screen, whereas many are actually clueless about the actual problem in their sets. No one can blame the companies or their products but yes, we can do one smart thing, i.e. hiring a professional to get our televisions repaired and similar jobs done. The best part is that today there are many TV repair service companies available in the market who are very professional at getting any types of television sets fixed and their problems resolved. Visit to find some similar help.

Why don’t you try online? Log on to the internet and search for some reliable repairing services. It is a medium that will open a plethora of choices for you in almost no time. These online available services have totally changed the scenario of the television repairing industry. No matter whether you are searching help for your Plasma TV Repair for Cracked Screen or any other Big Screen TV Repair in Los Angeles, you will get yourself served with good results online. Make one thing sure that the one you select for your help is a reliable and an expert TV repair service. Research wide and then shortlist few according to their services and prices that they charge. Also, you can take the advice of your relatives and friends, they can help you guide through in the best way.

Today is undoubtedly the trend of high-definition televisions and thus, people are more fond of putting their hands on DLPs i.e. the Digital Light Processing televisions and the LCDs, Liquid Crystal Display television sets. As far as the repairing of these newer technologies is concerned, it is not any difficult task today, the credit of which once again goes to the professional television repairing companies and their expert technicians. They are extremely knowledgeable about the new technologies, their parts and their workings as well. Hiring a professional repairing service for any damage or complaint about your television will help you ensure that if in case any part of your television has to be exchanged, it will be replaced by an original company product. This almost zeros the chances of fraud or any other trouble.

9, Feb 2023
The Stones Discuss Filmmaking as Oliver’s Son Sean Makes His Directorial Debut

Call it nepotism or genius in the genes – father and son directors have included Ivan and Jason Reitman, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, John and Nick Cassavetes, Lawence Kasdan and sons Jake and Jon, Ridley and Jake Scott, David and Brandon Cronenberg, and Melvin and Mario Van Peebles. And then, in the minority, are Sofia Coppola and papa Francis Ford, and John and Angelica Houston. Sean Stone, 27, the son of Oliver “Savages” Stone, has now entered the arena. His directorial debut, a found-footage horror movie “Greystone Park,” about filmmakers trolling an abandoned Victorian mental institution, is now out on DVD and VOD. Dad Oliver joined his son to talk to Yahoo!

Thelma Adams: You’ve been collaborating since Sean was a baby in “Platoon.” He played the young Jim Morrison in “The Doors” and the young Jimmy Kovic in “Born on the Fourth of July.”

Sean Stone: It’s not collaboration as much as I was acting, doing a small part in my father’s movies. I wasn’t necessarily conscious, but it was part of my education. When I played Jim Morrison, I didn’t know who he was.

TA: But later, you made a behind-the-scenes documentary on your father’s set.

SS: With “Alexander,” I shot a behind-the-scenes documentary for the DVD when I was a 19-year-old student at Princeton.

Oliver Stone: When he was young, it was just a thing to do, to put your kid in your movies. “Salvador” was his first movie. I needed a baby to cry, and his mother was screaming at me. At that time, in 1980, I had smoke in the room, and she was an eco-conscious New Age type so there could be no smoke in the room. He ended up fine – and it was some of the better images of him as a baby. Then during “Alexander,” Sean participated behind the scenes. He edited an interesting documentary that still holds water to this day. He edited on “W.” That was a painful, difficult movie because nobody in American wanted to fund it. As for Sean, I went on to “Wall Street”…

SS: I worked for a year on his “Untold History of the United States” documentary series.

OS: Right. He was one of the editors. He was in and out for about a year.

TA: And, now that Sean has directed a feature, he’s getting some payback from you since you are in a scene of this movie.

SS: He gets the cameo this time. We had this dinner with Alexander [Wraith] where we are all talking. And [co-writer, co-star] Alexander began to tell us about this New Jersey mental hospital like the hotel in “The Shining.”

TA: And that dinner table conversation, with your dad contributing scary stories from when he was a camper, became part of the final film.

SS: Yes. Based on that dinner table conversation, Alexander and I went to the hospital. And, because, I was going to play myself, it felt natural to have cast my own father – and my father is a good storyteller.

TA: Did you feel like it was a challenge to take that found-footage film format and make it your own?

SS: You have to feel that you have something to tell. My father’s always been very good as a writer-director. He has a POV. I don’t want to do something as a hired gun. “Greystone Park” doesn’t look or feel like a typical found-footage film. It’s cut a bit more like “Natural Born Killers” than “Paranormal Activity.” Stylistically we wanted to mix it up and make it unique and separate from found-footage genre that is now completely saturated.

TA: Oliver, how did you prepare Sean for his role as director?

OS: I wasn’t thinking about him. On the set, I was just happy to have a family member with me, especially my oldest son. On the set, there’s so much going on, and he listened in on conversations. I remember he had the earpiece a few times just to get a sense of what was going on in these private consultations. There are a thousand eyes on a movie set. There’s no time to sit there and say “well, son.” You have to pay attention. I think it’s important that he goes his own way. It’s a difficult process and very few succeed. As for us, the nepotism stopped a few years ago. You can never make anybody else’s life. Sean has to cut it on his own. He gives me stuff to read, and I try to give him tough, true answers and not BS.

TA: And, Sean, what’s one of your favorite memories of being on set with your father?

SS: One of the funnier memories of being on set was on “Natural Born Killers” because I was playing the son of Rodney Dangerfield. Mallory [Juliette Lewis] is my sister, and my parents get murdered. I was nine years old. I wasn’t quite aware of all the implications of the dialog in the scene. I had no idea what I was talking about. We were joking that I should join Mickey [Woody Harrelson] and Mallory on their trip across country, their murderous rampage. My father liked the idea just to shock my mother since they were going through a divorce. It was a funny shoot.

TA: I’m sure your mother must have loved it!

9, Jan 2023
The Big Six ? Top 6 Major Film Studios In The Movie Business

When you watch a movie, whether it be at the cinema or in the comfort of your own home, it?s seldom you actually think about where the movie was produced and how each film company secured the rights to the movie you?re watching on the screen.

The movie business is extremely competitive. The six major film companies discussed below comprise 90 percent of the US and Canadian box office revenue. If you?re pondering a career in film, you may want to pay very close attention to the statistics below.

And while there are a few ?mini-majors? still turning a profit in the industry (Lions Gate Entertainment and MGM for example), it?s fairly difficult for film companies to stay afloat while competing with these highly successful empires.

Below you will find the six major film companies (also known as ?The Big Six?) and a brief description of each:

1. Warner Bros. Pictures. Comprising a whopping 19.7 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Warner Bros. Pictures is the biggest player in the film industry. Securing the rights to major films like Harry Potter, Superman, Batman, The Matrix and Star Wars have made Warner Bros. the No. 1 name in the business.

2. Paramount Pictures. With 15.5 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Paramount Pictures continues to be one of the most successful film production companies in the world. Star Trek, War of the Worlds, the Mission Impossible series, Transformers and Tropic Thunder are just a few of the popular films produced by Paramount Pictures.

3. Walt Disney. One of the most renowned film production companies in the history of the business, Walt Disney now holds 15.3 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures). With highly successful movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, National Treasure, Meet the Robinsons and Enchanted, there?s no doubt that Disney will continue to play a key role in the industry for years to come.

4. Columbia Pictures. Comprising 12.9 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures), Columbia Pictures remains a big player in the business. Some of this company?s recent successes include Casino Royale, The Da Vinci Code, the Spider-Man series and Step Brothers.

5. Universal Studios. 12.2 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures) belongs to Universal Studios, which continues to make millions for the film industry. With major hits like the Bourne series (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum), The American Pie series, Knocked Up, American Gangster and The Incredible Hulk, it?s very clear that Universal Studios knows what it takes to make money in this industry.

6. 20th Century Fox. Also known as ?Twentieth Century Fox,? this highly successful movie production company makes up 11.9 percent of the US/Canadian market share (2007 figures). Some of the biggest and most successful movies from this empire include the X-Men series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Star Wars Episodes II and III, and the Fantastic Four.

Once again, if you?re looking for a career in the film industry, the six companies listed above are the cream of the crop. If you have the opportunity to work for one of these companies, we wouldn?t suggest passing it up.

9, Dec 2022
Double Dhamaal Hindi Movie Review

Double Dhamaal, is the sequel to 2007’s comedy Dhamaal. With obvious comparisons in tow, Double Dhamaal manages to create just a stir and No Dhamaal, forget it being Double.

The movie is like a circus show, where various artists don different avatars, hit each other, fall down, make funny faces and do other amusing things with the sole aim to make you laugh. Sometimes they hit the Bull’s eye, sometimes they don’t. Similar is the case with Double Dhamaal, where various characters struggle to perk up the movie, succeed in some scenes but fail on the whole.

Director Indra Kumar, with wacky comedies like Ishq and Dil to his name, which were marked with some beautiful emotional and romantic moments, has tried to meet his fans’ sky-high hopes in Double Dhamaal with an ensemble star cast, foreign locales and some mad-cap and adult humour, which definitely makes you giggle but strictly in some parts. Unfortunately, the man ended up making another mindless comedy, which is not at all ‘hatke.’

What to say about the writers, must admit that they have done their homework well (read getting inspired by recent Bollywood comedies) as the movie exploits the sexual and adult humour to the core. So, be ready for some ‘balls’ and ‘marbles’ rolled at you and don’t get zapped if the names of characters sound like popular expletives!

Talking about the story-line, first half looks quite cliched and predictable, in the way Sanjay Dutt plans to fool the four boys and then they decide to take revenge. Post intermission, the plot begins to show some signs of twists in the tale but all that comes to the fore is usual jokes, typical funny situations and over the top scenes, which begin to irritate you after some time. However, the movie can boast of a few scenes that will definitely tickle your funny bone – gorilla scene, coat hanging scene and the spoofs on Guzaarish, Taare Zameen Par and Wanted, deserve a mention here.

Double Dhamaal begins where Dhamaal ends. The four friends of Dhamaal are back with Double Dhamaal – Roy (Riteish Deshmukh), Boman (Ashish Choudhary), Adi (Arshad Warsi) and Manav (Jaaved Jaafrey) are leading a life of paupers after donating all of their money to the orphanage. They meet the supah rich Kabir (Sanjay Dutt) and the two sexy ladies – Kia (Kangana) and Kamini (Mallika Sherawat) and that ignites their desire to lead a luxurious life. And soon, begins the mad race to become rich, richer and richest – a race that’s marked with silly ramblings, mistaken identities, disguises and lots of tamasha.

As far as characters are concerned, you can say only they are the saving grace. While, Sanjay Dutt delivers what’s expected – nothing more, nothing less, Arshad, is really asardar with his comic timing and dialogue delivery, Riteish once again takes the cake for his performance, specially for his outstanding mimicry. Aashish Choudhary is a revelation as sex-siren Barbara Horie and Do Do, though, he is just ‘ok’ as Boman. Jaaved Jaffrey will win your heart with his vulnerability, which creates some humorous moments. Mallika Sherawat is just a ‘show piece,’ a sexy one at that. We’re wondering if she was funnier as the Hiss-torical Naagin or Kamini? Even the controversial and ‘blink and you miss’ bikini act and the anticipated item number ‘Jalebi Bai’ couldn’t save her sinking character. Last but not the least, Kangana’s character could have explored a lot more. The girl definitely has some comic sense, which if exploited well can work wonders.

Music (un)wise the film doesn’t offer anything remarkable minus the ‘Chal Kudiye’ number by Mika, which might become a party-anthem for some days. ‘Jalebi Bai,’ which was being promoted as a competition to ‘Shelia’ and Munni, doesn’t even come close to them. Rest of the songs are forgettable, and you will for sure! Anand Raj Anand has been better in the past.

On the whole, Double Dhamaal is a movie for those, who are in no mood to handle ‘heavy duty’ stuff and are looking out for just any movie to kill three hours with some under the belt humour. A statutory warning from us – A BIG tub of pop corn is a must! After all you deserve a treat for sitting through the movie!

9, Oct 2022
The Old Versus The New: 90210 Tv Show

Ah, the nineties, Wynona Ryder, Beverly Hills 90210 TV show, Nirvana angst. These are very fun times for us who were brought up during the nineties. Have you ever noticed how many of out nineties icons are making comebacks? Look at new kids on the block. There are also those icons that have surprisingly stood the test of time. Look at Oasis for example. However, there are some icons that, when you see now, make you realize just have far we have all come. Imagine, during those times, they were the cool people, the cool icons, now, they are relics. You never thought that would happen back then. Now, you can see just how flawed and human all those icons you used to worship as gods really are. It?s like watching star wars again and noticing how slow the action really is.

And the very same thing goes on with the new Beverly Hills 90210 TV show. It is not a reboot. It is not a remake either. Despite how uncertain I am to what the heck it really is, one thing is for sure. It still goes on to show every one of us that sickeningly rich and pretty pampered teens suffer too (from so much drama apparently). The benchmark 90?s show has returned to the airwaves with basically the same story structure. Their casts of characters have the same identity types: the new comer family from out of town, the bad jocks, the bitches, and the goody two shoes. All taking place of course in the same famous zip code.

However, aside from the time warp and the new tricked out nineties inspired fashion sense of the cast, there is a new change that you would only spot if you reminisce and take a good look at the old cast of the show. That is, just how anorexic everyone looks in the new show.

The female cast of Shenea Grimes, AnneLynn McCord, among others is quite slim. None of them can be considered as slightly voluptuous at all. Think super model thin. However, if you compare them to the cast of Gossip Girl or The O.C. they would really stand out because they are just as thin (or even less thin when compared to Mishka Barton). But when you place the old cast and the new cast side by side, they definitely look so bulimic. Or maybe you could say that the old cast looks plump, which was not something you would have ever thought of them back in the day. All I can say is that this is again a sad sign of our times and the demands on women who need to starve in order to be called sexy.

9, Aug 2022
Watch Movies Online And Bring The Stars To Your Home

Watching movies is always fun and watching it at the comfort of our home is always an added bonus. However, people always whirl around sites to search for the accurate portal which will enable them to watch movies online.

Generally, common surfers don?t have a clue about how to watch movies online. Actually, the process is pretty simple and anyone can access the online movies if they have a PC or laptop and a high speed internet connection. Moreover, apart from movies, a movie buff can even watch latest movie trailers online, surf through the categories of Movie titles, check out the box office blockbusters, showtimings of nearby theatres and an online database or storehouse of movie collection. It?s a Pandora?s Box out there with online movie portals, just check in what it has in store for you.

Internet is the resource tool for all online movie portals. Since internet broadband, DSL, modem etc. have become household names; they have reticulated into all of our daily lives and one of such benefits which you can reap from it is watching online movies. Yes?now watching cinema is not only limited to theatres or televisions, but with internet connectivity, you can enjoy the latest blockbuster collection in your drawing room. Whenever a new movie hit the theatres, people sit in front of the giant screen, with a tub of popcorn in their hand but a boat load of money goes away.

Instead, when you watch movies online you can experience the same movie on an HD quality picture and dolby surround sound within the comfort of your home by paying just few dollars (much less than what you pay at the theatres). Moreover, when you access the online movie portals, you are even served with additional features apart from the movie. You can even watch latest movie trailers online, star interviews, conduct online bookings and can access the show timings as well. Even when you book a movie title against a minimum payment from a long list of categories; you get to read the editorial reviews of that particular movie before buying. Thus for customers it?s always a win-win situation and the quality of the print and sound is far ahead than a CD or a DVD.

The most important technical factor to watch movies online is that there is no need to burn anything, no need of streaming any video. Rather the process is simple, where you can need to log in and against a small payment, you can get the titles to watch. However, watching movies do have certain instructions to follow. So here are some of the short and precise instructions which would help you to access movies online.

? Read the reviews of video-on-demands and rate the services
? Compare the sites and check the navigating and accessibility issues
? Browse the site and select the movies
? Find out whether the site is a rental site or not
? Check out the prices of the titles
? Check that whether movie player need to be download

9, Jun 2022
Rebecca Wang at The 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Award season means that Hollywood’s biggest stars will be out on the town and gracing the red carpets at prestigious lunches, parties, and gala’s until the culmination of the season-ending award show, the 84th Annual Academy Awards. One of the hottest tickets in town is the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, held by Graydon Carter.

Rebecca Wang, a world-renown producer, headed for the star-struck event Sunday night for the second year in a row. She made her first appearance last year after producing the romantic thriller, Passion Play, a Toronto Film Festival Official Nominee. Passion Play features Academy Award Nominees Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), also starring actress Megan Fox (Transformers).

The Vanity Fair Oscar Party has set the standard as the highest-quality Oscar Party in the city for years. This year’s venue will be the Sunset Tower Hotel, a location the party has become synonymous with over the last couple of years. Guests at this year’s exclusive event included Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, David & Victoria Beckham, Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Portman, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Martin Scorsese, Emma Stone, Gerard Butler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Coppola, Sean Combs, Jennifer Lopez, and George Lucas. Leading up to the event was a weeklong series of social gatherings co-sponsored by Chrysler and L’Oreal Paris, called “Campaign Hollywood”, a tradition for the magazines event for the last 13 Oscar Parties.

Wang, who recently attended the BAFTA Awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) earlier this month, is an international film producer, humanitarian, philanthropist, and former psychotherapist. Based out of London, she is a firm fixture in the philanthropy community as Wang will also be attending the Elton John Aids Foundation Oscar Viewing party, where she will be honored as a benefactor for a second straight year as well.

A producer, entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist and former psychotherapist, Rebecca Wang earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Rebecca is a passionate benefactor of a variety of charities, including the Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF), which she has supported for the past two years.

9, Apr 2022
Why Hollywood Celebrity News Fascinate Us So Much

If you carefully look around then you can be able to see that there are some kinds of news to which people show their maximum interest. The news that can create the interest among the people are most popular and the matter of the human interest. If you publish any kind of dull information, then it will be very hard to draw the attention of the people. It has been seen from various sources and for many years that people love to read the news about the sports and entertainment industry.

Almost all the people love to read the news about their favorite star. Though by celebrity we mean the person who is well known to the society and has some positive effect to the people. They are so influential that they can influence us in our day to day life. A celebrity can have different background. He or she can be a singer, movie star, politician, great player and many more. Whatever may be the case he or she should be a prominent personality of the society and should have the ability to influence others.

Perhaps, among all other celebrities the heroes and the heroines of film industry impact the people most. The common people really admire and some of the worship their favorite movie star like a God. If you carefully think then you can be able to understand that why do we go to watch a film. Actually, most of us live a very hectic life. We have a huge pressure of work in our office. Not only in office we also have the workload in our home. We have to make a proper balance between these two areas. We have to do all kinds of work to maintain all the activities properly. It is like a routine and we have to follow them. But, it is not that we really love to do all these things all the time. Sometimes, we are forced to do all these things. For this reason, we are looking for some kind of refreshment and entertainment. And what will be the best option except the movie.

The main reason behind the popularity of the movie is that you can be able to get the drama, emotion, tragedy and other elements that we get in the real life. Here, we see how the hero of the film fight against all the odds and gets success at the end. Sometimes, it gives us encouragement and motivation to work in our day to day to life. Not, only that we get fascinated to see the special effects used in the movie especially in the Hollywood movies.

In this way we get attached to a particular celebrity emotionally and for this reason, if we get any kind of hollywood celebrity news somewhere we like to see or read about the matter. Not only we are attracted to the positive news about the iconic star, we also love to read about the celebrity news and gossip to know more about them. So, it is very true that hollywood celebrity news really fascinates us and we love the news about the popular people.

9, Feb 2022
What Makes Digital TV More Better Than Analog TV And Why?

When compared to the traditional (old age) analogue TV, digital TV brings a lot of exciting new and innovative ways to enjoy our TV. Almost you can say that digital technology is transforming the way we are watching television. Many of the service providers are using this digital technology and have come up with cable services like ATT Digital TV.

A digital TV is quite new and more versatile in sending information. Even the signals are more compact than the current analogue systems. This naturally allows for multiple channels to occupy the same air space than a single analogue channel. Digital television has better image and sound quality than analogue TV and the reception is less affected by the weather. This is one of the benefits of digital TV.

Another basic benefit of digital TV is having a greater number of channels. One thing you need to know is that the streamlined nature of digital broadcasting means that more channels can be received through the standard TV aerial. There are also many channels which are still not currently available in the analog or aerial TV. So people are switching over to digital signals as they are providing people with more choices in respect of channels.

Besides that there is also an interactive feature that makes digital TV quite an affordable choice. That is because the space-efficiency of the digital signal allows for extras like interactive services such as TV schedules, which can be streamed in parallel with the standard channels. Nowadays, most set-top boxes support an electronic program guide, an on-screen TV guide which provides information on the program that you are currently watching such as the basic start or finish time and when the next program is due to start.

Another basic feature of digital TV is that it has a narrow bandwidth signal transmission. It means you can fit more channels in a certain range of frequencies and higher resolution on each channel. Besides that it takes less broadcast transmission power. Comparing to the analog and the antenna TV, you need a considerable amount of broadcast transmission power. Nowadays digital TVs are more compatible with modern technologies such as computers, DVD, Blu-Ray and modern video processors that are found in the TV.

In case of the picture, it is very much precise, sharp, and less blurry. The resolution is much higher and there is no disturbance caused due to weather or any exterior factors. You can enjoy uninterrupted entertainment and you won’t compromise on your dose of entertainment. Also the payment is reasonable as you get to watch and enjoy the channels that you like and feel satisfied that you are paying for it. Also it can give you the feeling of being glad that there are unlimited entertainment channels like action, comedy, cartoon, adventure that just fills your living room.

Now the basic disadvantage is that signal can sometimes be fragile. This is only present in some areas and rarely happens. If you are bound to contact the technician, you will know that it is something related to RF/EM interference. Sometimes the reception that you basically get is all or nothing. It means that if your reception is not perfect, then the channel’s sound will be choppy, the picture will start pixelating and sometimes can freeze up. This also is very rare as most of the advanced digital TV that are available in the market are able to overcome this disadvantage.

Another basic disadvantage is that digital tuners are more expensive than analog one. So sometimes when you compare the cost between the digital and analog TV, you may end by paying an extra amount for digital TV.

To put in a nutshell, digital TVs are the hottest properties in today’s TV entertainment business. Nothing can be compared to the technology and features that digital TV presents.