MOVIE BLOOPERS ONLINE
You can argue that the creator of this site (Utah-based webmaster Dave Johnson) may have just a little too much time on his hands. Whether it’s noticing that Uma Thurman’s bangs are hanging freely in one take and pulled back in the next in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, or painstakingly freeze-framing The Fugitive to prove that Harrison Ford was inexplicably freed from handcuffs and, seconds later, shackled again, nothing gets past his pause button. B+
An extensive section devoted exclusively to the original Star Wars trilogy.
HEATH LEDGER ESTROGEN BRIGADE
Warning: According to Claire Phelps, the Brigade’s president, the site ”will be closed to new membership until next month.” Oh, no! And we were hoping to ask Heath whether he speaks any languages other than English (”The universal language,” the Patriot star says. Sigh … ) No matter, Ledger fans can still drool over the gallery of hunky pictures. B+
AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION FILM AND TV UNIT
Ever fret that Fido wasn’t handled properly in 101 Dalmatians? Never fear: AHA’s site helps animal lovers find out how critters were handled in a slew of movies (from Apocalypse Now to Nurse Betty). Most listings give detailed summaries of how they were treated, along with official ratings. Who knew that Road Trip, with the mouse-tonguing Tom Green, would be deemed ”acceptable,” while Disney’s Return to Snowy River would not? A
NEW! 100 HOT FREE MOVIE SCRIPTS + TRAILERS
Find out why Alan Ball’s whip-smart script for American Beauty won an Oscar, while the cringe-inducing dialogue for Batman & Robin, well, sucked, in this bare-bones yet compulsively readable collection of screenplays spanning comedies, dramas, and genres in between (Being John Malkovich). The site is a film-buff bookmark waiting to happen. A-
— Clarissa Cruz
THE JOHN HUGHES FILES
This tribute to the maestro of ’80s teen cinema, administered by Christine Gieseke of Greenbush, Minn., is a nostalgic cornucopia of film factoids. Breakfast Club aficionados learn that Hughes required the cast and crew to eat all their on-set meals in the cafeteria at the high school where the movie was shot; fans of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off discover that Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours to cultivate his drugged-out look in the police-station scene. (Or at least that’s the story told here.) A
The Internet Movie Database (imdb.com) currently lists 17 unofficial sites covering Star Wars: Episode II and 5 for Episode III — both light years from release.