A SITE AT THE MOVIES; Zoom in on Stars

The Mirror (London, England), February 28, 1998 | Go to article overview

A SITE AT THE MOVIES; Zoom in on Stars


FINDING out about your favourite films is easy if you're on the Net.

Most movies now have websites, as do the major film studios, and there are loads of sites dedicated to movie stars. The only problem is finding the site you want.

The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) has info on around 120,000 movie websites - here are five of our favourites.

So pass the popcorn and let's go surfin'! But remember to ask an adult for permission first.

DISNEY

http://www.disney.co.uk

EVERYTHING you need to know about Disney is here. Look out for a section on Flubber, starring Robin Williams.

Check out the Christmas blockbuster George Of The Jungle and animated classics Hercules and Lady And The Tramp. There are great graphics and fun animated parts.

For a sneak preview of what's happening Stateside, link up to the American site located at http://www.disney.com.

With 350,000 visitors a day, it's the most popular entertainment website in America. For fun and games check out Disney's Daily Blast at: www.disneyblast.com.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

http://www.mca.com

THIS website is gigantic, so choosing the Quick Access option saves time logging on.

There's info on current cinema releases and a behind-the-scenes look at the Spielberg's Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World.

There's also a dedicated kids section called Splam! Here you can discover what's Phat and what's Whack (remember, this is an American site), check out Da Buzz and play games in the Home Video Kids' Playroom.

HOLLYWOOD

http://www.hollywood.com

A MASSIVE website with many diversions and links to other topic-related sites. A must-visit for movie buffs to brush up on movie trivia and catch the latest Tinsel Town gossip.

Here you can find out what is making the headlines in Hollywood - Titanic and Tomorrow Never Dies have been massive, so that's good news for us Brits. The site looks basic, but there's a wealth of information to access.

CELEBRITIES

http://www.thezone.pair.com/celeb

THIS is the place to check up on your favourite celebs. There are fan club details, plus a list of around 50 celebrity e-mail addresses, such as Madonna - Madonna@wbr.com, or even President Clinton - President@whitehouse.gov.

The website has pages dedicated to Tom Cruise, Teri Hatcher, Sandra Bullock and Jim Carrey. There's information about their lives and their films, interviews and video clips and links to loads more celebrity sites.

Log on to world of cyber fun

CYBERKIDS are being encouraged to submit their own stories and reports to a new online magazine launched this week by Disney.

D-Zine is on the World Wide Web at http://www.disneyblast. com and features an On Location section with stories from readers around the world.

The first edition includes a tour of Nintendo and a visit to the Teen Angel TV series.

On Location reporters - already there are 80 worldwide - can also be editor of the week and write editorials.

In Slumber Party, a part of Princess World for teen girls, reporters can test beauty products and cosmetics and provide features on fashion.

There's entertainment news and gossip in the Dish'N Dirt area of the e-zine and strange topics from the paranormal to hypnosis in Daredevils.

TITANIC

http://www.titanic movie.co.uk

TITANIC cost pounds 150 million, making it the most expensive blockbuster ever, and the website matches the film's epic scale - there's enough information here to sink a ship!

You can play film clips, find out about the movie, which stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet, and learn about the historical events.

On the interactive side, navigate the ship using Quick Time Virtual Reality technology (watch out for that iceberg) and take part in an on-line Titanic voyage. …

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