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Jack Ryder
Oil Painting
ISC Theater


Hidden Gems Archive

King Kong 1940
Carpe Diem
Ping Twangs Date Video
Am Ende der Distanz
The Saracens
The Movies Ad Contest!
Drunk Girl
Terror Tales-Of Chief Concern
Awake - Trailer
My Trip Through The Movies
Scholastic Films Intelligent Design
Demons Gamble
Quick Nick
A Robot Spurned
Hart To The Rescue
My Last Job


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The Movies Backlot
The Movies Planet
The Movies Review
The Movies Workshop
The Movies Plus
The Movies Database
Mod Warehouse


The Movies (main tool)
Windows Movie Maker 2
Electronic Speech
EF2 DDS Converter
EF2 DDS Viewer
Find Sounds
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Absolute Sound Effects
Free Loops
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Movie Hosting

TV Online
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Now Available: The Movies 1.1 Patch

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Norad Tracks Santa (wmv)
Norad tracks Santa on Christmas Eve.

The Movies Trailer (wmv)
The Movies trailer produced by Zorbtek Studios.

Jack Ryder
The Rundorth Faction
HTML slideshow of illustrations from Jim's novel: Jack Ryder - The Rundorth Faction

And where are my movies, you ask? I'm in the middle of writing a novel and I fear the addictiveness of The Movies. I really want to get this book written first. Expect my first movie production this winter, most likely February.

The Movies is a movie studio simulation game with tools to create computer generated movies!

The Movies Online is where you can see movies created by thousands of virtual movie producers. Read below for Jim's favorite picks that will be updated every friday.

Expect the first movie from Hursto-Presto Productions this winter.

Getting Your Movie Seen: I've been getting emails from movie creators asking how to get their movies listed here. It boils down to if I've seen it, and if I liked it. As far as what movies I see, I usually just look through TMO and see what's popping up. Breaking into the top 25 of a Genre helps. A title may catch my eye or something. I've been doing random searches as well. Sometimes a movie linked in someones sig at the forum will have me looking at it. With the thousands of movies posted, I can only see but a fraction of them.

All I can say is just keep plugging away at getting your movie noticed. There's a good posting at the Lionhead forum about how to promote your movie:

[Tutorial] How to promote your movies - a step by step guide

Jim Hurst

Hidden Gems

It has been over a month now since The Movies game was launched, and with virtual directors finally learning how to use this new movie making tool, some very cool gems are being created. As of now, there are over 17,000 movies (good & bad) uploaded and ready for viewing on The Movies Online. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Tis the season, and The Truce of 1914 is a great movie tribute to the historic ceasefire between armies of World War 1 during Christmas 1914. Beautifully done and it pulls at your heart, this movie is a must see!

Speaking of Angels, Letting Go is a poetic tale of an angel on earth. Truely heartwrenching and will leave a lump in your throat. Another must see.

The movie that is climbing the charts at a record pace though, is Subway 2, the first film on The Movies Online that I called a work of Art. It's the second installment of Subway: The Reality Show Series. See the first installment Subway - The Reality Show first to see them in sequence. I can't wait for the next installment!

Ash is back again in this great adaptation of a classic horror/action film: The Evil Undead. If you are a fan of the original Evil Dead movies with Bruce Campbell, you'll love this. If you haven't seen it, welcome to the world of Ash. Rated R for language and violence.

Then, we'll shake off the fear with some great comedy, such as Man Walks into a Bar. This film has a serious Bob & Doug McKenzie brothers feel about it with two virtual directors trying to create a movie.

How about a little tounge-in-cheek Sci-Fi humor such as Apes of the Planet? Two space-apes on an exploration mission crashland on an alien planet. A very fun film to watch! And then we'll wrap this week up with the creative Inside the Actors Studio. Join host James Lipton as he chats with one of today's most prolific and talented stars, taking you through an illustrious career with clips from seven films and intriguing discussion.

Phew! It's been another great week for movie viewing on The Movies Online. Come back next week for more Gems that Jim Picks!

Rating The Movies

On The Movies Online, you can rate a movie by giving it from one to five stars. You can also give a short critique of the film.

Use the guide below to help decide the number of stars.

0-Star: Yuck. Really bad. It doesn't even deserve a critique.
1-Star: An average movie that for some reason you don't really like.
2-Star: A good movie that is still far from perfect.
3-Star: A good movie that has some unique or very good features
4-Star: An exceptional good movie, only one or a few minor issues like the lack of voice acting is keeping this movie from winning 5-Stars.
5-Star: This movie has everything: it's amazing, got voice acting, music, continuity, a plot etc...

Happy viewing!

Jack Ryder
Oil Painting
ISC Theater