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Monaco Film Festival

Monte Carlo is proving to be quite the leader in hosting world-class events and is fast making a name for herself that transcends its reputation for James Bond film settings and one of the hottest vacation spots in the world.

Within the last decade, Monaco has set her sights on producing and sponsoring one-of-a-kind international events like the Monaco Charity Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix, and the Top Marques Monaco car show. Their efforts have paid off in spectacular and growing numbers of visitors, sponsors and participants.

The year 2007 offers the second Monaco Charity Film Festival, a venue that brings worldwide attention to new, emerging filmmakers as well as raising money to help impoverished and abandoned children around the world. This dual-focus event transcends the Cannes Film Festival in its humanitarian efforts and scope, and provides a wide variety of film workshops to gifted men and women from around the globe.

The Monaco Charity Film Festival 2007 will take place May 14-19 in multiple locations around the delightful principality, including the Casino de Monaco and the Hotel de Paris, providing elegant backgrounds for the hopes of international talents. Directors, actors, writers and the creative talents of those who transform ideas into film from around the world are converging on Monaco for the second annual film festival that has already taken the entertainment industry by storm.

In the span of two short years, the festival has grown in reputation and loyalty. Founder Vincent-Andres Zaragosa says of the second upcoming anniversary festival, "We are fortunate that our festival takes place in such a culturally dynamic principality? and with this in mind, our intention is to ensure that the festival continues to consolidate its position as a vibrant, world-class event."

Offering independent films, documentaries, and full length features, the Monaco Charity Film Festival offers visitors and viewers from around the world a glimpse into the untapped talents of film makers from around the world, and awards for best film, director, actor and promising film makers of the future. Awards are presented this year at the Charity Gala Dinner at the Hotel de Paris, Salle Empire, while His Royal Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco hosts the entire event.

As both an entertainment and economic forum, the event serves to attract the eyes of the world to the educational, medical and housing needs of children everywhere. This year, heads of state from around the world have been invited to attend the festival, including those from the United States, Bahrain, Rwanda, Jordan and the Philippines, as well as Ambassadors from dozens of other countries around the globe. Participants of the Monaco Charity Film Festival can expect the event to continue to grow in both scope and size while at the same time remaining grounded in its prime efforts to address serious global issues that affect every nation in the world.

Closing night festivities will include a charity auction and a fashion show by Italian designer Mirco Giovannin, of Yoon Couture. The seven-day film festival events will also include opening night festivities as well as live performances, parties galore and, of course, multiple film screenings and workshops.

Money earned at the festival is donated to charities led by the Prince of Monaco, who focuses his efforts on the plight of poor children of the world. This unique approach helps to address world poverty, and proceeds are donated to ISS (International Social Services UK), the Fonds M?diterran?en pour la Culture et l'Environment, Project Artist, a prisoner's rehabilitation program, and the Pentium Fund Foundation.

Visitors who arrive for the second anniversary festival event will more than likely remain to witness another world-class event that takes place in Monaco the following week on May 25-27, the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious Formula One racing events in the world.

So move over, Cannes, the Monaco Charity Film Festival has made its presence known and is here to stay.

Is 3d Back?

Long-relegated to theme parks and carnival side shows, 3D films had become a rather tacky blast from the past. Usually consisting of a patchwork of different clips, 3D films relished in showing huge tarantulas, streams of running water and beautiful blossoming flowers. Designed to give audiences a cheap thrill, 3D movies also became synonymous with the flimsy red and green glasses that everyone had to wear.

More discerning movie audiences could have been forgiven for thinking that they had been resigned to history.

However, with Cameron's $237 million blockbuster opening in London's West End, it would appear that 3D films might have made a comeback.

Competing against the theatre district's traditional London shows, last week Avatar in 3D made West End audiences swap their usual theatres for movie theatres as box office figures went through the roof.

Thanks to the growing popularity of London theatre breaks, audiences in the capital have long been used to seeing stars of stage and screen live. Can this new trend in 3D cinema really offer the same experience to cinemagoers?

Of course, Avatar is not simply a 3D film in the same way as the early films are. The glasses are still there, albeit slightly cooler looking, but that?s about the only thing. Filmed by state-of-the-art steroescopic cameras, Cameron insists that the 15-year development of the film was down to the fact that he had to wait for the technology to develop enough to portray his vision of the film.

Initially set for a 1999 release, to follow up Cameron?s Oscar-winning smash Titanic, it would be another 10 years before the film was ready. Renowned for its breathtaking imagery and stunning visuals, Cameron said to the BBC at the film?s huge West End premiere: "Tonight we'll pull the cover back and show the world, so to speak.?

Not everyone is convinced by the latest flood of 3D films though. US movie director Darren Aronofsky said he was "unconvinced" by 3D film technology and considers it little more than a gimmick.

Since the unparalleled success of Avatar however, it seems that other production companies are keen to produce their own 3D movies. Rumours are even abound that the upcoming sequel to the 1980s Ghostbusters? franchise, Ghostbusters III, will be shot with steroscopic cameras.

So, perhaps, 3D movies will be making a triumphant return to the world of cinema. The sheer visual quality of Avatar has certainly caught the imaginations of some very high-powered Hollywood producers. However, with a price tag in excess of $237 million we?ll have to wait for a little while yet before 3D films become the cinematic mainstay. Until then, audiences are advised to simply enjoy the 3D rides when they come along.

Tezz Bollywood Hindi Movie Review

What do you do when a country, a culture and their purveyors wrong you irreparably? You plant a bomb in a speeding train and hold the establishment to ransom.Taking a cue from Hollywood's most watched bomb-maro-bomb rush-hour excursions into plunder-land "Tezz" springs forward a nicely-packaged expertly-cut he-dunnit. And that's a very different genre from the whodunit.Here we know Ajay Devgn is the closet terrorist. But since his fans won't like it, Devgn is, with due respect to Mira Nair, a reluctant terrorist… how reluctant, we won't reveal fully. Devgn has a back story with screen wife Kangna Ranaut, who in keeping with her character's British domicile, sports blonde hair. No, this is not a joke.Luckily, Priyadarshan's plot has a lot more going for itself than its leading lady's hair-to-stay problems. The director creates a taut cat-and-mouse game between 'terrorist' Devgn and cop Anil Kapoor who in true Hollywood style, is on the verge of retirement from service when duty beckons.There are enough men on duty on both sides of the law here to fill up one section of Tihar jail. The narration allows elbow-room for an army of actors laden with anxious motivations and tense expressions to match, all hurling like the speeding train towards an uncertain nemesis. Luckily, the plot finds itself a convincing finale. And we can go home feeling all is not lost for the slick action genre in Bollywood.There is hope.There are some jaw-dropping action sequences here. Some of them, like Devgn and Kapoor's fist-to-fist in the grand finale and the search for Devgn in a hospital's car park, are so expertly executed they make you forget how far Bollywood lags behind in the action genre from its firangi counterpart. But then again some of the stunts like the one where passengers from the bomb-threatened train climb into a safe train, are done clumsily enough to bring us down with a thud.Curiously, Zayed Khan and Sameera Reddy who play Devgn's accomplices in the terror crime are given one extended heart-in-the-mouth chase sequence each. They show remarkable agility in their given space. Ditto the film's technicians. Thiru S. Appan's camera looks at London with keen anticipation.Aditya Dhar doesn't come up with one memorable dialogue except, "Teri ….." when Devgn while negotiating his ransom money with train executive Boman Irani drops his cellphone. "He's Indian, not Pakistani," Boman confidently informs cop Anil Kapoor with a straight face.The absurdities don't swamp 'Tezz'. True its title, the tale of a bomb and a Boman trying to diffuse the crisis, whizzes by at breakneck speed.Priyadarshan's tackles what's a new genre for him, with pleasure and aplomb. Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan furnish a flavour of slickness to a story that holds your attention till the end.Not quite edge-of-the-seat, the thrills in Tezz are engaging enough to keep us watching.

Importance OF Awards Shows For Desi TV Serials Are They Justified

What are awards? Why are they given? And what is the model of the award? Well, awards are prize given to a person for his unbelievable performance. It normally identifies the person and gives him a heroic status in the society. This is the importance of the awards but thinking for while do you really think the awards are given to people with extraordinary feats under their title. Today, there are dozens of awards ceremony for screen actors and the associates such as directors, producers, screenwriters, and many like them giving away the prize because of their ability. But considering this are they really fit to accept the awards? I doubt. Many south Asian channels air such ceremonies which are soon vaporized from the audiences mind. This is mainly due to the business partners who are introducing awards based on their company's names such as "Airtel Awards", and many like them. The idea behind this is the companies are finding ways to promote their business at the global stage.And sake of the promotion, the juries assembled to nominate and award those actors and other associates whom they consider to be perfect for the prize. But taking a deeper look within, there are questions that could be rising within, are the actors really deserve the awards. If you see, thespians performing in desi TV shows you will notice that they are scripted and the force and naturality behind their acting do not flow. But still since the TV serial is an instant hit and the actor draws applause and standing ovation from the regular audiences they become the perfect choice to get the awards. At the end, no one deserves for the skills and talents but bag the awards due to their popularity and hits of the TV program. No one cares for what is going behind the screen but all what is considered that people love the show, the actors become a familiar face while the distributors and many business companies profit.An award ceremony titled "Airtel Superstar" awards which is scheduled to air on Star Plus Usa will certainly pull the audiences. People associated with the award will certainly profit but frankly speaking due to the business prosperity the importance of a particular thing falls. Although, the awards open up as a fresh event of the day and carries out its importance for next couple of days, but people finally lose interest and hardly anyone knows that whether such award ceremony existed and who was the luckier one to get that award.

Watching 30 Minutes or Less Will Let You Have an Interesting Time

Before you watching The Social Network, how much do you know about Jesse Eisenberg, a litter? At least for me, he is a fresh man in movie industry, cos I didn't know his any famous and influential movie before The Social Network, but what can I say, one movie can make one person famous, so what's waiting for Jesse? More perform opportunities, like in the film 30 Minutes or Less, this movie has released DVD version, if you like it, you can copy it with free dvd burner for mac to your portable devices to enjoy it anytime.This crazy story is not groundless, it is based on a true story in 2003, Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, there was a pizza deliveryman named Brian Wells, the police prepared to arrest him charges of bank robbery, he detonated his bomb hung around the neck. When Ruben Fleischer heard this event, he hired the screenwriter, adapted the story, put it into a film with black humor. Today's Hollywood is full of all kinds of action films, if this story was submitted to the action film director, probably we'll see an action movie with frequent explosions and car chase, again, but in Ruben Fleischer's hand, it became a movie win with lines. I don't know how you feel, but the low budge film with black humor is kind of my favorite, so personally, I recommend you to try it, and if it's ok to you, you can copy the DVD version with copy dvd mac to your any device then share it with your friends.30 Minutes or Less is a sophomoric slump. The story centers on a slacker pizza delivery guy named Nick (Jesse Eisenberg). Out on a delivery, Nick is knocked out by Dwayne (McBride) and Travis (Nick Swarsdon), not the brightest criminals. Nick wakes up with a bomb attached to his chest, and the guys who put it there want cash to remove it. Nick pulls his best buddy Chet (Ansari) in, and they try to formulate a plan to get the cash before time runs out. This is an immature effort from Fleischer, working a script that is heavy on off-color language and bad jokes. And speak of the director of this movie, Ruben Fleischer, you must be familiar. Ruben Fleischer made his feature-length film debut in 2009 with Zombieland, a well-received action flick with plenty of laughs,Ruben Fleischer said, this movie requires the director to rely on their own experience and knowledge in order to create the second time in the editing stage, and fascinating laughing to work so the film, the most important thing is sure to interesting, if not meaning, then this is a failure of the film from script writing began, I was concerned about the meaning of the film has been completed to the movie clip, I always take my meaning, fun, funny in the first place to consider can be said that this is a very interesting movie.No matter Jesse Eisenberg or Ruben Fleischer, I guess any of them is worthy for you to watch this movie, since it's a black comedy, you definitely will have a happy time.

Guitar Effects Explained

Guitar effects are an extremely important part of any electric guitarists? life. Yet, most beginners have very little knowledge about effects. Effects are electronic devices that alter or moderate the sound, tone or pitch of an electric guitar. Effects are used in many popular genres of guitar music like rock, heavy metal, blues etc. They are housed in guitar pedals, amplifiers, simulation software and rack mount processors or preamplifiers. There are different types of effects. Here is a brief look at them.

Distortion related effects

Distortion is an effect that is commonly used in rock and heavy metal guitar music. A distortion pedal which is used to create this effect clips the signal and distorts its waveform leading to a distortion in the sound. There are many different types of distortion effects. Each one of them has their own distinct characteristics and features.

? Overdrive distortion: This is one of the most well known distortion effects. Most pedals that provide the distortion effect attempt to create a high grain sound. Some advanced distortion amplifiers like the Marshall, have went past the normal point of tonal break up and created a sound called as saturated grain also called total distortion in some cases. Some of the common distortion pedals are Marshall Guv?Nor, Pro Co Rat, Digi Tech Hot Tech.
? Fuzz: Fuzz pedals were originally created to recreate the classic sound of the 60?s overdrive tube amp combined with torn speaker cones. The original fuzz pedals have now been replaced by extreme designs that have effects like octave, gating etc. Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face is one of the most commonly used Fuzz effect pedals.
? Hi Gain: This effect originated from the high gain amplification used in electric guitars. In ordinary elec guitar terms, high gain is a sound that is produced by overdriven amp tubes or a distortion pedal. The sound produced is extremely thick. The modern hi gain pedals produce a sound that is unmatched and cannot be produced using any other device. The Boss ML2 metal core is a very common hi gain effect pedal.

Filtering related effects

? Equalizer: An equalizer is used to adjust the frequency response in a variety of frequency bands. A graphic equalizer which is a common feature in most music player software provides a slider interface for different frequency regions. In guitars, a rotary control is available in place of these sliders and they change the level of the frequency band.
? Phase shifter: Have you ever heard a sound during a guitar concert that is similar to the sound of a flying jet? That?s what a phase shifter can do for you. The effect is commonly known as phase.
? Wah Pedal: Just like the name, this foot operated pedal can create a sound that is similar to a man saying wah. The sound was most commonly heard in psychedelic rock from the 1960?s and funk music from the 1970?s.

Volume related effects

? Volume Pedal: This is nothing but a foot operated potentiometer that can be tilted forward or backward. A musician can easily adjust the volume of his instrument during performance. The pedal is also used to create a fading effect.
? Tremolo: This is a repetitive variation in gain for the complete duration of a single note. This is based on a very common effect that was built into guitar amps.
? Compressor: This is very much like an auto volume controller. The output level decreases as the incoming signal increases and vice a versa.

These are the most basic but commonly used guitar effects. There are many more advanced ones that you can use during concerts or gigs.

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24 (dvd) Review

First airing in November 2001, 24 quickly established itself as one of the best television series around and solidified itself as a cult classic icon. Utilizing a novel premise, each season of 24 comprises a single day in lives of its characters, with each of the 24 episodes representing a one-hour time segment of that day. Kiefer Sutherland stars in the imminent role of Jack Bauer, a government agent periodically faced with enormous challenges within a single day. Each season is reminiscent of a fast-paced Hollywood action thriller, but it's only a busy day in the life of the heroic Bauer?

Season 1 unfolds in Los Angeles during the California presidential primary as CIA agent Jack Bauer and his colleagues uncover a murderous plot to assassinate front-running candidate David Palmer. With only 24 hours to uncover the identity of the determined killer, Jack must race against the clock if he has any hope of thwarting the plot. Meanwhile, Jack is distracted by his crumbling marriage and the disappearance of his rebellious teenage daughter. The clock is ticking? Can Jack save the man who may become president? And can he do so while keeping his family intact?

The 24 DVD features a number of breathtaking episodes including the season premiere in which the groundwork for the series and the season is laid. Jack plays chess with his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) before receiving a call from Nina Myers (Sarah Clarke), his colleague at the Los Angeles Counter Terrorism Unit, telling him to report in for an emergency meeting. Meanwhile, Jack and his wife Teri (Leslie Hope) realize that Kim snuck out of the house during the phone call? When Jack arrives at headquarters, he's informed of a plot to murder Senator David Palmer, the first serious African-American presidential candidate? Other notable episodes from Season 1 include (#8) in which Nina and Tony discover the identity of the mole who is working for Gaines, and (#23) in which terrorists threaten to kill Kim unless Jack complies with their wishes?

Below is a list of episodes included on the 24 (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.) Air Date: 11-06-2001
Episode 2 (1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.) Air Date: 11-13-2001
Episode 3 (2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.) Air Date: 11-20-2001
Episode 4 (3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.) Air Date: 11-27-2001
Episode 5 (4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.) Air Date: 12-11-2001
Episode 6 (5:00 A.M. - 6:00 A.M.) Air Date: 12-18-2001
Episode 7 (6:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M.) Air Date: 01-08-2002
Episode 8 (7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.) Air Date: 01-15-2002
Episode 9 (8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.) Air Date: 01-22-2002
Episode 10 (9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.) Air Date: 02-05-2002
Episode 11 (10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.) Air Date: 02-12-2002
Episode 12 (11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.) Air Date: 02-19-2002
Episode 13 (12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.) Air Date: 02-26-2002
Episode 14 (1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.) Air Date: 03-05-2002
Episode 15 (2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.) Air Date: 03-12-2002
Episode 16 (3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.) Air Date: 03-19-2002
Episode 17 (4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.) Air Date: 03-26-2002
Episode 18 (5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.) Air Date: 04-02-2002
Episode 19 (6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.) Air Date: 04-09-2002
Episode 20 (7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.) Air Date: 04-16-2002
Episode 21 (8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.) Air Date: 04-23-2002
Episode 22 (9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.) Air Date: 05-07-2002
Episode 23 (10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.) Air Date: 05-14-2002
Episode 24 (11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.) Air Date: 05-21-2002

Watch Wanderlust Online Free In Bluray Print – Don’t Miss It

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Dollywood Meets Opryland – New Family Entertainment Centers Set To Open in Nashville

Fresh off a 2010 victory for the Liseberg Applause Award for Dollywood, a park she co-owns in her hometown of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton has just unveiled plans for a $50 million water and snow theme park and to open in Nashville in 2014. The project is a joint venture between Dollywood owners and Gaylord Entertainment Company. Gaylord previously owned the Opryland USA theme park, which was shut down in 1997. The plans for the new park, set to redefine Family Entertainment Centers in the South as we know it, are still not completely detailed but set to include water and snow attractions. These two factors, according to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, would address a "critical missing piece" regarding family fun activities in the town. "This project is what we need to attract more families and more individuals to Nashville," he said. "With the business traveling sector already locked up, by adding this component to boost our ability to attract leisure travelers, Nashville is going to be unstoppableas a tourist destination."When Opryland USA closed its gates and doors back in 1997, Gaylord Entertainment brought in a new CEO by the name of Colin Reed. Upon taking the office and position, Reed quickly took notice that his position was one of damage control. Day after day, month after month and even year after year came with letters upon letters of disdain from people in need of better family entertainment centers. Opryland was certainly missed. "I sort of spent the first year of my life (as Gaylord's chief) fielding the letters from customers and people within this community that moaned and groaned about the closing of the Opryland park - I want to say - at least four years before I came to Nashville," Reed saidFifteen years later, Reed and Gaylord alongside Dolly Parton hope to rekindle to spark of family fun activities that have seemed to be long gone from the heartland. Reed continues, "I think the closing of that theme park was a real bad idea, because what happened was it took customers that came for two to three days to Nashville … and it replaced them with customers who come two to three hours to a shopping mall." The park will be slated to open around the summer of 2014 at a location directly across Briley Parkway just north of the Two Rivers Baptist Church.