Box Office Smash and Freud Fuel Psychology Boom in China

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A growing number of Chinese are turning to Freud in their psychology training.

Zhong Juntao closed his living room window, pulled the curtains, put on some soft piano music and laid down on the sofa. “I’m walking down some stairs,” he said to himself gently, his eyes closed. “A door opens at the end of the stairs. I see a beautiful seaside beach.”

 

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Leading ‘Drug Educator’ for Children is the Media According to Doctors

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Media still depicts smoking and drinking favorably.

Despite severe restrictions on tobacco advertising, youths are still too often exposed to media depicting smoking and drinking in a favorable light, according to one group of doctors.

 

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More People are Borrowing DVD’s from the Library Than are Renting from Netflix or Redbox

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More people borrowing DVD’s from local libraries.

Why rent the cow when you can borrow the milk for free? That seems to be the mindset of many Americans, as a new study claims that more DVDs are borrowed from libraries each day than are rented via Netflix, Redbox or Blockbuster.

 

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Video Games Are Going 3D in Wake of Box Office Success of 3D Movies

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Video game publishers following Hollywood’s lead.

With 3D movies boosting both audience experiences and box office coffers, videogame publishers are following Hollywood’s lead and developing 3D games to immerse players more into virtual worlds.

 

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Star Wars Day: ‘May the Fourth be with You’

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Star Wars fans dressed as storm troopers during a parade.

Star Wars fans on May 4th said “may the fourth be with you” in tribute to the Hollywood films, on the unofficial day honouring the cult movies.  Millions of Jedi fans posted tributes to Luke Skywalker, C-3Po and Darth Vader on Twitter, the micro-blogging site and Facebook in celebration for the hugely successful franchise.

 

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Yoostar: Karaoke For The Movies

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A screen shot from the aptly named Yoostar, which lets you play opposite Marlon Brando in ‘The Godfather’ or Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot,’ among other scenes

You ought to be in pictures, eh? Yoostar might provide your first big break at stardom — at least in your living room or out in cyberspace. This portable movie studio is like karaoke for the movies, featuring real actors and clips from actual movies.In one scene, I took over Humphrey Bogart’s role opposite Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina. In another I assumed Kevin Costner’s part (opposite Burt Lancaster) in Field of Dreams. You can be Brando’s Don Corleone in The Godfather. Or substitute for Elmo or Grover in Sesame Street.

 

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Hollywood A-List Taking Pay Cuts After Disappointment At The Box Office

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Scarlett Johansson is among the celebrities forced to take dramatic pay cuts

The curtain has come down on guaranteed $20 million pay cheques for A-List Hollywood stars as a series of films starring big name actors failed to deliver at the box office this summer.  Denzel Washington, Jim Carrey, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke are among the celluloid celebrities forced to take dramatic pay cuts or accept a slice of any future movie profits as studios have achieved ticket sale success without a famous name attached.

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Gentlemen May Prefer Blondes, But James Bond Prefers Brunettes

Gentlemen May Prefer Blondes, But James Bond Prefers Brunettes 

 MI6 agent Strawberry Fields, played by Gemma Arterton, is one of the nine per cent of red-haired Bond girls

Gentlemen may prefer blondes but Britain’s most sophisticated secret service agent tends to go for brunettes, according to an extensive investigation into James Bond’s love life.
 

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Teen Sexual Behaviors Influenced By Adult TV Watched In Childhood

Earlier Sexual Activity Among Teens Related To Adult Content TV Watched During Childhood 

Children who watch adult content tv may become sexually active earlier in life

Early onset of sexual activity among teens may relate to the amount of adult content children were exposed to during their childhood, according to a new study released by Children’s Hospital Boston. Based on a longitudinal study tracking children from age six to eighteen, researchers found that the younger children are exposed to content intended for adults in television and movies, the earlier they become sexually active during adolescence. The findings are being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meetings on Monday, May 4 in Baltimore.

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One In Five People Prefer To Get Saucy In The Kitchen

One In Five People Prefer To Get Saucy In The Kitchen 

“Al, take me. I wanna have sex on the kitchen table.”

Kitchen is the top romp spot outside bedroom for people, a new survey has revealed. According to the survey in Britain, more than one in five people prefer to get saucy in the kitchen, just like movies such as ‘Nine And A Half Weeks’ and ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’, British newspaper the Daily Star reported.

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