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How Popular Are Martial Arts Movies

Two thousand years ago in East Asia this popular style of fighting was created and now lives on in many martial arts movies. Since then there are over 200 different types of fighting styles with a little of 100 being taught worldwide. This fighting style has gained popularity drastically over time as a result of its continued use in the movie industry. Within the mainstream, this style of fighting is constantly seen in blockbuster after blockbuster and even in the cult following of many Asian films by westerners. The public perceives this form of fighting as it is performed in western films and look up to fighting stars like Jet Li, Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. These popular men have studied various styles and have applied them in many popular movies. Jack Chan, for example, is a beloved man and plays many characters adept in this fighting style. Chan is well known for hundreds of fighting films including Drunken Master. Many critics state this as one of his...

 


Use your desktop PC to make the most of high definition films

If you own a desktop PC at home it is likely that you will mainly use it for occasional work tasks, surfing the net, checking emails, Skyping friends and family, playing computer games and watching films. Manufacturers build their consumer PCs to cater to these needs and you will find that most desktop PCs will be built with suitable graphics cards and sufficient memory for you to enjoy these things.As more of us turn to digital storage methods like computer hard drives and cloud storage services there is becoming less of a requirement to keep physical copies of our films and music collections in formats like CDs and DVDs. In fact, some manufacturers now offer a range of computers and laptops that no longer come with an optical drive simply because consumers today find little use for them.One recent format, the Blu-ray disc, has arguably hindered the progression towards a totally digital collection of films and music. Blu-ray discs have a storage capacity that is far greater than that of a regular DVD and thi...

 


Home Movie Theater Lighting

Light fittings are things that not many of us think about very often. However, the lighting in a room can make us feel a certain mood or enhance the atmosphere we want to create in that room. There are many types of light fixtures, fittings, bulbs, shades and stands to suit all areas of the home. That means both indoors and even outdoors where you might want to emphasize some special landscape feature. Are you planning to redo a room? In this case, I know it concerns a home movie theater room, because my friend, Owen Jones, asked me to give some advice. I definitely think that you should consider light fixtures as one element to change. For example, you could start by abandoning the central, overhead incandescent bulb or tube light for sure. I would suggest installing four or even six small wall-lights. These are not expensive and come in hundreds of colours and sizes to suit any pocket. The only drawback with wall lighting for your home theater, is that the wires should really be chased into the wall so as n...

 


Some Of The Most Popular Horror Movies

People love to be scared, yet in control. We ride roller coasters and participate in extreme sports in an effort to get our adrenaline pumping and our hearts racing. With that being said, one of the most popular, and safest, forms of experiencing thrills and chills comes in the form of watching horror movies. For horror fans, a quick introduction to the classics of the genre is in order.The movie industry is a huge, thriving beast providing us with countless hours of entertainment. One of the largest, most popular genres is the horror niche, which contains many sub-genres that all take different paths to the same goal. Obviously, everyone's taste in films are going to differ, however, there are several classic films that have formed the basis for the horror movies that we watch today.Popular for his mastery of the horror novel, author Stephen King has spawned many films based on his books and ideas. Perhaps the most popular is the film based on the novel "The Shining". This psychological thriller, directed by...

 


Valentine's Day Alone for Single Young Women

Some people do not like being alone on St. Valentine's Day. Younger women in particular consider that being alone on St. Valentine's Day carries a stigma, which makes them feel depressed and lonely. But just because someone is not in a relationship, it does not mean they cannot have a good time. I will give a couple of suggestions below to help you have a time to remember.1] Call up all your single girlfriends and go dancing. Many young men like to dance every now and again or to their favourite songs, but they do not want to dance non-stop. On the other hand, young women frequently do like to dance non-stop, so you may have a better time without a boyfriend in a nightclub.2] Another good idea for single girls on Valentine's Day is to give a movie night at your home. You could invite over all of your single friends and hire a few comedies. Instead of being gloomy and miserable, you and your friends can watch the movies and take the rise out of the characters in the film.Hire a few horror movies too for an ext...

 


Film Studies - A Relatively New Academic Discipline

Film Studies is an academic discipline focused on the critical appreciation of cinema as an art form as well as its role in, and impact on, culture and society. Some cinema theorists argue that its primary purpose is to understand how best to look at films and understand their meaning. The discipline forms part of the larger subject areas of media studies and cultural studies. The discipline is relatively new, its origins as a systematic body of thought dating back to the latter half of the twentieth century.The field of study is comparatively new one dating back only a handful of decades to the latter part of last century. The explosive growth of movies and their powerful influence on pop culture has been a major factor driving interest in the subject. That interest has given birth to a large range of peer-reviewed, academic journals such as Cinema Journal, Journal of Film and Video plus the British journal Screen.Graduates of cinema studies generally pursue a career in non-technical fields such as film crit...

 


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