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Movie Website Reviews for the Weekend of March 6th, 2009

March 8th, 2009

There are sixteen films on this week's list, but there are several films without any websites (or sites not in English). At the top of the list, there are only a few sites that rate above average, while the best of the best is 13B's - Official Site.

12 - Official Site
Just the synopsis, image gallery, and the trailer. And there's not even a great sense of style to make up for the lack of content.

13B - Official Site
A big site with lots to explore. Most of the usual information about the movie is here (synopsis, cast & crew list, trailer), and there are a lot of extras. This includes information on the number 13, music video, ghost sightings, etc. There are even two games you can play. Add in the apartment you can explore, and this is one of the best sites on this week's list. And with a high quantity and low quality week, it is the winner of the Unlucky Weekly Website Award.

Dhoondte Reh Jaoge - Official Site
All the usual features are here (synopsis, bios, images, and trailer), as well as several clips. Typical for a Bollywood film.

Everlasting Moments - No Official Site
Nothing to review.

Explicit Ills - Official Site
Most of the usual features are here (there's no image gallery). Also, there are notes from the director and the producer, and information on the Poor People’s Economic Human Right’s Campaign.

Fados - Official Site
The site is available in two languages: Portuguese and Spanish. I speak neither of those.

The Green Chain - Official Site
This site has the synopsis, cat & crew bios, plenty of images, and trailers for each of the seven main characters. A very strong site for a limited release.

The Horsemen - Official Site
Just the synopsis, images, and trailer. Watching the trailer,

One Week - Official Site
Content here includes the synopsis, director's statement, cast & crew bios, images, trailer, as well as several clips, including interviews and stuff like that, which is usually not found on movie websites. Overall it is effective.

Phoebe in Wonderland - No Official Site
Strangely, a film with this much star power has no official site.

Reunion - No Official Site
Nothing to review.

Saving Luna - Official Site
A good site for a documentary with a lot of information. A huge amount of information.

Sherman's Way - Official Site
Not a bad site for a limited release with all of the usual features, plus several clips for the cast bios. However, The background music is far too repetitive. I shouldn't get sick of the music in the short time it takes to write these blurbs.

Shuttle - No Official Site
The closest thing they have to an official site is a page on the distributor's site.

Tokyo! - Official Site
No real changes since the last time it was on this list.

Watchmen - Official Site
A huge site with most of the usual information (synopsis, bios, images, and trailer). There are character bios, not cast and crew bios, and these include video montages and audio clips. There is a production blog, and side sites on the music, merchandize, the video game, etc. It feels like the site was designed to sell things to hardcore fans of the comic book the movie is based on, and not to convince mainstream audiences to go and see the movie.


Filed under: Watchmen, Tokyo!, Phoebe in Wonderland, Dhoondte Reh Jaoge, The Horsemen, 12