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Work for Monday, September 19, 2011

Hi everyone. Here is your work for today.

Release Dates:
Go to Rotten Tomatoes and write down ten movies that are going to be released for the Christmas season. To do this, go to the www.rottentomatoes.com homepage; then look at the top of the page for the MOVIE drop down menu; click on UPCOMING; then look in NOVEMBER and DECEMBER and write down any ten movies you find there.

Type “Thor movie promotions” or “Harry Potter movie promotions” or “Pirates of the Caribbean movie promotions” in Google.ca , and look to find three items that were used to promote these movies in the summer. Which promotional item or strategy would have the best chance of reaching the most people?

Movie Budgets:
A blockbuster movie is most-often made with an enormous budget. Please go to http://www.boxofficemojo.com and follow these instructions: On the left side of the home page look for the links for BOX OFFICE; scroll down to find YEARLY and click on it; click on 2011; click on TRANSFORMERS, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA; for each of those movies, look at the PRODUCTION BUDGET and then compare it to how much the movie made WORLDWIDE. What do you notice about the size of the budget? What is the size or range of the budget of these types of movies?

Special Effects:
Go the page in this site in OLD SCHOOL SPECIAL EFFECTS and scroll down until you see a movie clip called Sonny Corleone Gets Whacked — Godfather. Watch the clip. This special effect is called BLOOD SQUIBS. How do you guess this effect was done? Please write down your guess.

Good luck! See you tomorrow!

Mr. Cooke


25 Best Reviewed Vampire Movies: Rotten Tomatoes

30 Days of Night (2007)

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Worst Reviewed Movies of All-Time

Over the last decade, we’ve collected reviews for thousands of movies. Most films, even profoundly mediocre ones, can expect to receive at least cursory support from the pundits. However, once in a while, a film will take such a critical drubbing that further attention is warranted. That’s where our Worst of the Worst list comes in. We’ve compiled a veritable cornucopia of dull, foolhardy, and outright terrible films, from legendary duds (Battlefield Earth) to chuckle-deficient comedies (Epic Movie), from hapless sequels (Basic Instinct 2) to scare-free would-be fright fests (Alone in the Dark). We’ve pored over the reviews to bring you the lowest Tomatometers of the decade — including several (All About Steve, Whiteout) that were released within the last several weeks. In other words, we suffered for our work — now it’s your turn. Click on the picture above or this link to go to the list.

7 Movie Plot Premises

Movie Premises:


Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women… in that order. A committed bachelor who thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call, Connor’s mockery of romance proves a real buzz-kill for his kid brother, Paul, and a houseful of well wishers on the eve of Paul’s wedding. Just when it looks like Connor may single-handedly ruin the wedding, he is visited by the ghosts of his former jilted girlfriends, who take him on a revealing and hilarious odyssey through his failed relationships–past, present and future. Together they attempt to find out what turned Connor into such an insensitive jerk and whether there is still hope for him to find true love…or if he really is the lost cause everyone thinks he is.

When the peaceful inhabitants of the beautiful planet Terra come under attack from the last surviving members of humanity adrift in an aging spaceship, the stage is set for an all-out war between the two races for control of the planet. But will an unlikely friendship between a rebellious young Terrian and an injured human pilot somehow convince their leaders that war is not the answer?

Ex-con Isaiah Bone is the new force in LA’s underground street fighting scene. When he takes down the reigning champ, the local mob boss wants to enter Bone in a series of high-stakes international matches. Bone’s refusal sets off an explosive showdown between two powerful enemies with everything at stake.

With two decades of meticulously planned jobs behind him, Ged is planning to turn his back on this life but when a recent heist goes wrong and notorious drug baron is brutally butchered, Ged’s world is thrown into chaos. Facing betrayal all around him, and with his biggest heist ever approaching, Ged must reply on friends in low places just to stay alive.

Following an unparalleled series of meteor fireballs plummeting toward Earth, a renowned scientist, his assistant, and an on-target conspiracy theorist race against time to expose a government cover-up, reveal the truth, and prevent a massive meteor from destroying the planet.

Nate, a bounty hunter, keeps searching for money to pay back a debt. He discovers there’s an outlaw and her reward is enough to avoid his hanging. Now Nate must break the outlaw out of jail in order to save his life.

7. Four hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the nation’s drug trafficking epidemic.

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