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Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of July 11, 2008

July 12th, 2008

There are a trio of wide releases this week, each of which has a site filled with clips, games, and more. However, while all three are better than average, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army - Official Site is clearly the best and the winner of the Weekly Website Award.

August - No Official Site
One of a few movies on this week's list that have no official site.

Eight Miles High - No Official Site
No official site for the North American release, but the original German site can be found here.

Garden Party - Official Site
There's the usual features, however, most of the site is dedicated to people telling stories of humiliating things they have done for money. Doesn't really sell the movie well.

Harold - Official Site
Just the basics, there's not even bios, just a cast & crew list.

Hellboy 2: The Golden Army - Official Site
A huge site. I lost count of how many clips there are on the site. There are the usual features (synopsis, production notes, cast & crew bios, image gallery, and trailers), and there are extras including the numerous clips mentioned, audio clips, concept art, even a game. This is combined with an amazing sense of style that fits very well with the film with several sections to explore. Additionally, there are two side sites, the Guillermo Del Toro notebook and the production site that have more clips, interviews, concept art, timeline, and more. There's more than enough information and style to satisfy the most hardcore fan, while the site will sell the movie to a wide audience, and this is more than enough to make it the winner of the bullion Weekly Website Award.

Journey to the Center of the Earth - Official Site
All the usual features are here, as well as a few extras. Extras include to featurettes, one on filming in 3D and the other on the director. There are also two games, one action game and one multi-part action / trivia game. There is even a side site and video clips that play as intros to each second. However, there are too many pieces marked coming soon for the site to be completely effective.

Meet Dave - Official Site
All the usual features are here, mostly. (There are cast bios, but no crew bios.) There are also several video clips and a trio of short games. More than most sites have, even most wide releases, but not enough to stand out. - Official Site
Just the basic with no real sense of style.

Ripple Effect - Official Site
All the usual features are here, and there's even a interview clip with the director. However, there's not a lot of style and the site looks unpolished.

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired - No Official Site
Nothing to review.

The Stone Angel - Official Site
Same official site as before.


Filed under: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Meet Dave, The Stone Angel, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Garden Party, Ripple Effect, August,