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Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of December 19, 2008

December 20th, 2008

Just six sites on this week's list, and only one of them can be rated as anything more than average. However, The Tale of Despereaux's Official Site isn't just above average, it is the winner of the Weekly Website Award.

The Class - Official Site
All of the usual features are here (minus the bios) and there are clips used as intros to each of the five section. This is certainly better than average for a limited release.

Nothing Buy the Truth - Official Site
All of the usual features are here, as well as five clips. Effective for a limited release, but nothing more.

Seven Pounds - Official Site
A rather sparse site with a tiny synopsis and no bios (only a cast & crew list). There are a trio of clips from the movie, but that's it in terms of extras.

The Tale of Despereaux - Official Site
A huge site with all of the usual features (synopsis, bios, images, and trailer) as well as plenty of extras. There are the usual features, like clips from the movie, but also more unique extras like behind-the-scenes featurettes, several of them in fact on subjects like the cast, adapting the book, the look of the movie, and more. There are also plenty of games from some action games, to two massive quests, one of which is an interactive pop-up storybook that is sure to please fans of the movie. Overall it is clearly the best site of the week, and easily the winner of the rodential Weekly Website Award.

The Wrestler - Official Site
Typical Fox Searchlight site. I.E., it is loaded with features, but doesn't set itself apart from countless other Fox Searchlight sites.

Yes Man - Official Site
A very sparse site with just the synopsis, a few images and the trailer. There's a bit of sound and animation, and two sections still marked coming soon, but nothing that makes is stand out. In fact, for a wide release, this is completely disappointing.


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Filed under: Yes Man, Seven Pounds, The Tale of Despereaux, The Wrestler, Entre les murs, Nothing But the Truth