Wednesday, November 25, 2009

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

Isaac Asimov's great short story "Nightfall" details a planet named Lagash that, with six suns, exists in perpetual sunlight. Only once every 2,049 years does Nightfall occur and the site of the stars seems so incredible, so mind-boggling and astounding that scientists are afraid that people might go insane at the sight. Asimov was always taken by the beauty of the stars and his point, that we take their radiance for granted constantly, should not be ignored. Therefore, it's always a great pleasure to support the Montauk Observatory for their astronomical exploration, their family-friendly events, including stargazing, and their leadership in the field of astronomy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The 50 Best Animated Flicks of the 2000s

This week MRQE celebrates the best animated movies of the decade, as we anticipate the release of FANTASTIC MR. FOX and Disney's upcoming THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. As modern technology took the art-form into a new direction, animated movies dominated the Box Office throughout the decade. From Pixar's CGI powerhouse, to Tim Burton's stop-motion gems, to the rotoscoped works of Richard Linklater, take a walk with us as we look back at the decade's best animated work. Did your favorite make the cut?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 for Holiday Shoppers has gone through an incredible transformation to become the comprehensive site that guides the moviegoer into the virtual living room. Displaying set-top boxes, video streaming, portable media, video rental, blu-ray, and web-enabled tv, is an excellent site for any shopper looking for electronic media this holiday season. Check out for new products and reviews and Happy Holidays!

Time Out and Flicktweets

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Time Out and Flicktweets have partnered up for the New York Film Festival. Time Out New York will put the latest Flicktweets up on their site in promotion for the festival.

Produced by, the Movie Review Query Engine, filters Twitter to find relevant movie review tweets. Use to find out what people are saying right now about the movies they're watching. Find movie review tweets for movies in the theatre, movies on DVD/Blu-Ray, and every movie in between. To add to the conversation, go to, and start tweeting about the movies you have seen.

MRQE Best of the 2000's

MRQE is celebrating the end of the decade with lists of the best movies of the decade. In celebration for Halloween, MRQE has put up the best horror films of the past decade with Swedish film "Let The Right One In" heading the list with a MRQE Metric of 81.
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Trickle Up 30th Aniversary

Despite the impact of the global recession, Trickle Up has managed to help more people in 2009, a 22% increase from the year before, creating 10,479 businesses in the fiscal year. Brian Abrams, president of Trickle Up, has issued a vision letter detailing Trickle Up's agenda to the future through these tough times.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New on Flicktweets

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We here at Flicktweets love horror films. We go to the theatre, buy a whole tub of popcorn, and scream like mad. Yes, at times we grip our girlfriends hand a little too hard, but we love the thrill that comes with a good horror film. That said it looks like House of the Dead reincarnates the great low budget horror films of the 1980's. Here are a list of the three latest flicktweets for House of the Dead which already received a MRQE rating of 74.

Who We Are

David Larkin
David Larkin is Managing Director of the Loft Group and has extensive experience in both new media and "old" media.

He is the Founder and CEO if, a search engine and universal queue for movies.

David is also Executive Chairman of Nanotronics Imaging, an innovative platform for high resolution digital imaging and analysis.

David worked in every role throughout the film and video industry from production manager to producer in New York and Hollywood. Memorable films include The Flamingo Kid, Kane and Abel, and late night cable staple Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, better known as CHUD.

David was Vice President of the Larkin Group, the world’s largest producer of fashion tradeshows, and founded the Tradeshow News Network,, the tradeshow industry’s leading site on the internet which was sold to the Tarsus Group in 2001, bought back by David in 2004, and resold to Tarsus in 2007.

David's business also extends to philanthropy. He is on the Board of Directors of Trickle Up, an innovative group that helps the world’s poorest people start businesses thorough micro grants and business training. In the last 30 years, Trickle Up has started over 125,000 businesses in more than 90 countries.

He is also a director of the Montauk Observatory, the mission of which is to build a public astronomical observatory for the education and enjoyment of students, astronomy buffs and families on the East End of Long Island.

In October 1996 David was part of a team that be made the first descent of an unexplored river in Tibet, the Shilo Hi, accompanied by a National Geographic writer/photographer and film crew.

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