Surfing the Hollywood studios
If you are an English movie freak, there are things that you would love to know like the nitty-gritty about Hollywood films, production houses, studios and distributors. Log on for more fun.
HOLLYWOOD MOVIES have always been a fascination in this part of the globe. Be it action adventures like Rambo or Speed, comedies like Dr. Dolittle or Rush Hour, mushy love stories like Titanic, thrillers like Sword Fish, sci-fi slick flicks like The Matrix or Star Wars or touching movies like Patch Adams or A Beautiful Mind, we Indians here look forward to those movies from across the oceans. With these links to different official sites, you now have a chance to know more about your favourite films, check out the forthcoming releases and get some tidbits about Hollywood filmmakers, production houses, etc.
20th Century Fox
http://www.foxmovies.com: The site has pages on the studio's current and upcoming releases, with links to the films' official sites. There are also competitions and details of how to see preview screenings. Buy official merchandise online.
http://www.dreamworks.com: This is essentially a portal to sites for individual films produced by the studio co-founded by Steven Spielberg. Apart from providing a taster of potential blockbusters, the video/DVD section is full of previous releases.
http://www.wb.com/pages/movies/home.jsp: The Hollywood giant has one of the more innovative studio sites, with animated `webisodes', games and original short films augmenting its selection of big movie promos. An A-Z listing provides access to archived film sites.
http://www.mgm.com: Home to Leo the Lion, MGM's website presents news, trailers, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of new releases. `Fond' not only has information about your current favourite TV shows and movies, but also on shows and movies of the past.
http://www.paramount.com/motionpictures/index.html: News and previews from the legendary studio, with the usual generous helpings of trailers and multimedia. Check out for the details of the studio tour and free TV show tickets.
www.universalstudios.com: At Universal Studios, Hollywood, you can go on a studio tour, enjoy shows and rides with movie themes and revel in the magic of the tinsel town.
http://www.miramax.com: Miramax is a major distributor of some of today's interesting movies. They have created an attractive site, with news of upcoming releases and films in development, as well as a bevy of contests.
http://www.rko.com: During Hollywood's `golden age', RKO made films like It's a Wonderful Life. Now, it seems they are producing B-grade schlock. The best bits of their site hark back to better times, and include a well-presented timeline and stills from classic movies.
Sony Pictures Entertainment
http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/: Behind a cluttered home page are sites for upcoming and previously released films from the Columbia-Tristar stable. Most are typically slick, with games, trailers and downloads. The site also features news and moderate message boards.
New Line Cinema
http://www.newline.com: Big web site for some of the bigger Hollywood movies. Watch the trailers of your favourite television programmes and movies. Buy official merchandise online.
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