WHAT IS A MOVIE?
Movie: What do you think of when you hear that word? A motion picture is simply a series of still pictures shown quickly so they simulate motion. But a film can be so much more than that. It can tell a story, inform people of news, or educate. A movie can shock, provoke, and stimulate the imagination.
Action | Comedy | Science Fiction
"Action" in movies is usually conflict, suspense, and things that are exciting to watch (such as car chases and explosions). An action movie usually involves a war, a conspiracy, or an adventure that involves many fast-paced moments. The Indiana Jones movies, for example, include fights, shooting, explosions, chases, suspense, and adventure. These movies can usually be found in the Action/Adventure section of a video store. Nowadays, action movies are becoming more packed with exciting moments at the expense of a good plot. Armageddon, a film that premiered in 1998, had so many action moments that you couldn't figure out what was going on at some times. Still, these moments are what please the general audience, and a top-grossing film usually has action.
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Comedy is an entirely different language that some people speak a little better than others. What we do with this language is our choice entirely. Some of us speak with a cultural dialect (i.e. jokes, movies, and books that appeal to only one culture), while others use comedy that many people enjoy. Every now and then a good funny book, actor, or movie will be spat out by life, and then, we laugh. So when you watch a comedy, read a comedy, or listen to a comedy, remeber that it is not meant to be taken too seriously, and is just plain funny.
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Science fiction is the final frontier of human creativity. It is a combination of what we know, what we think we know, and what we don't know. Much like in literature, Sci-Fi has been known to give one a large realization, a shiver down the spine, or a glimpse at a possible future. Science fiction, starting from a little blip at the premier of the French Voyage to the Moon, has come a long way to movies such as the Alien series. With progress in these movies with their special effects and their more advanced plots and actors, these movies will just get better and better. Also, with all of the great movies that have come along with this subject, at least an equal number of poor movies have hitched a ride too. Movies such as the sci-fi/horror Plan Nine from Outer Space, for instance, were not too good at what they tried to be. However, the movie was incredibly popular years after its release. Also, the director was the only known winner of the Double Golden Turkey Award given for the worst movie and the worst director of all time.
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