What Makes a Successful Movie?

Making a movie entails a lot of risks.  There is not one single magic formula that determines what makes a successful movie. First and foremost it needs to be an entertaining movie.  A brood term, but what is entertaining to some may not be entertaining to others.  Star power.  Everyone has their favorite star that they will see in any movie totally disregarding the content of that particular movie.  Timing, it sounds cliché, but timing is everything.  Huge action movies do best in summer when kids are out of school and serious Oscar contenders do best around the holidays.

Movie Storyline

Script of a movie is the basic foundation.  A good movie storyline and a well-made script is at the heart of every successful movie. The script must appeal to a wide variety of audiences.  It must focus on a particular genre such as mystery, romance, horror or it could be a multi-genre. Successful movies are known to tug at the heartstrings of the audience because they are easy to relate to.

Making a movie

Making a movie

Even if Tom Cruise is your favorite actor you do not want to sit through 120 minutes watching him in a boring, with a poor movie storyline.  Granted, there are so many movies that have such a huge buzz going into their opening weekend that people will go and see the movie.  But when word gets out that people did not enjoy the movie the second week’s take will be drastically less.  If a movie can stay in the top 5 for two weeks and the top ten for 5 weeks it is a successful movie. And you cannot stay relevant when people are telling everyone they know what a bad movie it was.  Word of mouth kills a box office. Continue reading

Coco avant Chanel

Legendary Fashion Icon Coco Chanel’s Life in Theatres

Life story of Gabrielle Chanel, known as the fashion icon Coco Chanel is filmed. A tasteful story of a poor girl who transformed into a legendary fashion designer, a biopic movie with some romance but more than that, a real success story of a modern woman.

The $26 million budgeted Warner Bros movie ‘Coco avant Chanel’ (Coco Before Chanel), starring Audrey Tautou, is directed by Anne Fontaine who is also one of the screenwriters of the movie. This year, there are three movie projects on Coco Chanel but this one really deserves admiration with magnificent performance of Audrey Tautou. Coco avant Chanel of Anne Fontaine focuses on the rise of Gabrielle Chanel to fame while another Chanel movie of Kounen is about her relationship with Stravinsky.

Coco Avant Chanel


GENRE: Biography, drama

DIRECTOR: Anne Fontaine

CAST: Audrey Tautou

Alessandro Nivola

Marie Gillain

Benoît Poelvoorde

Emmanuelle Devos

Fabien Béhar

Pierre Diot

RUNTIME: 105 min


Gabrielle Chanel born in France in 1883. She was 12 years old when her mother died. She was raised in a convent orphanage as her father abondened her after her mother’s death. However, her fortune dramatically changed and she became a legendary fashion icon. Continue reading

Blu Ray versus DVD

Technology, especially in electronics and disc technology is developing at a dazzling speed. Now we have Blu-ray versus DVD, blue laser technology versus red laser used for our DVDs. It seems that the term ‘DVD’ standing for Digital Versatile Disc will be replaced by the term ‘BD’ standing for Blu-ray Disc. It has already begun entering our lives as well as our terminology.

When we take a look at its advantages, the storage capacity of this next-generation format BD is five times more than DVD format. The capacity of a single layer is 25GB and dual-layer has 50GB capacity. Blu-ray provides read-only (BD-ROM), recordable (BD-R) and rewritable (BD-RE) formats. A dual-layer can contain 9 hours of high definition video. It supports all the codecs that DVD format supports and in addition, it supports Dolby True HD, DTS-HD and DTS Digital Surround audio codecs and MPEG-4AVC and SMPTE VC-1 video codes. Early Blu-ray disc players didn’t support Dolby True HD, but most of the current models support it and most of the blu-ray movie releases feature Dolby True HD audiotrack. The video bit rate is maximum 40.0 Mbps while DVD has only 9.8 Mbps video bit rate.

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Jim Carrey returned back to the movies world with ‘Yes Man’ to make us laugh again. During the Yes Man London premiere, the famous actor said: “I haven’t finished yet,” and he stated that he will never quit acting even though he becomes doomed to wheelchair one day.

The new Jim Carrey movie Yes Man, adopted from the work of famous Scotch writer  and cult comedian Danny Wallace, is directed by Peyton Reed, the skillful director of the movies ‘The Break Up’ and ‘Bring It On’. On the first day in Los Angeles movie theaters Yes Man grossed $18.2 million.

The Yes Man London premiere stirred up interest of Jim Carrey fans. The actors of the movie, Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper came to Leicester Square together with the director Peyton Reed and the writer Danny Wallace to meet the fans and movie lovers in spite of the cold weather. The fans of the ‘most famous live comedian’ greeted them with enthusiasm.

Yes Man London Premiere

Yes Man London Premiere – Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel

The unforgettable actor of ‘The Truman Show’, ‘The Mask’, ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Man On The Moon’, ‘Bruce Almighty’ and 2 times winner of Golden Globe award and 9 times winner of  MTV movie award, Jim Carrey is now back in the movie theaters as Yes Man, Carl Allen.

Due to his long time disappearance, some people said Jim Carrey  was finished but he says he is not. He explained that he had no aim to quit acting but Continue reading