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Movie Website Reviews for Weekend of November 16, 2007

November 17th, 2007

It was a one horse race for the Weekly Website Award with Beowulf - Official Site walking away with that honor.

Beowulf - Official Site
All the usual features are here, (synopsis, cast & crew bios, production notes, image gallery and trailer). However, there are many, many special features on the site. There are normal features like the 8 clips from the movie, to the little more unusual like the four behind-the-scenes featurettes, to the nearly unique like the explorable sets. Throw in the podcasts, restricted content, etc., etc. and this is a top-notch site. It's really the only site this week that rises above merely average and is the easy choice for the epic Weekly Website Award.

Breakfast with Scot - Official Site
All the basics are here including a trailer that sold the film better than I thought it would. However, I really hate the font the site uses; it is hard to read.

Eleven Men Out - Official Site
Just the very basics, (not even the bios), with a couple of clips. Not much in terms of style.

I for India - Official Site
Typical for a documentary site, this site has more information than style. Nothing that makes it stand out.

Love in the Time of Cholera - Official Site
This site is slow loading today, and the features don't seem to justify the long load time. Outside a few clips and a music video, there's nothing here to make it stand out.

Margot at the Wedding - Official Site
Just the basics, (synopsis, cast & crew bios, image gallery, and trailer), with the clips and interviews marked coming soon.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium - Official Site
For a movie that's based on a sense of magic and whimsy, this site is sadly lacking in both. The only thing that sets this site apart is the Build Your Own Toy, but it doesn't make the site stand out.

Redacted - Official Site
Not a lot here, comparable to a documentary site in terms of flash and content.

Smiley Face - Official Site
Site's dead. And it's been dead for a while now.

Southland Tales - Official Site
No updates for a long time. A long, long time. It's intriguing, but seems incomplete.

What Would Jesus Buy? - Official Site
This site has more style than most documentary sites have, as it has a sort of playfulness that matches the movie. On the other hand, there's not a lot sound or animation, but the trailer sells the movie very well.


Filed under: Beowulf, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Love in the Time of Cholera, Margot at the Wedding, Southland Tales, What Would Jesus Buy?, Redacted, Breakfast with Scot, Smiley Face, Strákarnir okkar, I for India