Popular Entertainment Links
Ah, entertainment! The stuff free time is made for! The focus of
most weekends! A multi-billion dollar industry that spans the globe
and affects more people than the Holy Bible has (and that's a sad
commentary, isn't it?). Movies, music, books, games and more. If
it can be used as entertainment, diversion or distraction, this
is the place. And now, I'm finally giving popular entertainment
a link page of its own. What can I say? I enjoy the arts and always
have. Here are some links to interesting places on the web, but
this page still needs some developing .
Last updated 06/10/07
Newest items marked with a *
|Movie Reviews and Commentary
Ain't It Cool News
Film Institute's Top Heroes and Villains
Awesome Movie Scripts
and Screenplays - This is a very simple site, with a bunch
of scripts to movies. That's all there is, but it delivers what
Kung Fu Cinema
of Films on Liberty and the State
- home of James Bond
The Movie Spoiler
- As the name implies, you can find a complete explanation of
the entire plot (including the ending) of a great deal of movies.
Fun to see what you missed or to read up on a movie you don't
intend to watch. Or, if you are one of those people that likes
to know the endings before watching a movie.
The Nitpickers Site
Not Coming to a Theater Near
Times best 1000 Movies
100 All-Time Best Movies
Different Drum on My Space
All Music - I know, this
site has been there forever, but it is one of the first places
I will check when I want to look up music, so I figure it deserves
a link. Very complete site.
Guide to Electronic Music
KCRW online music
Legal Sounds - Cheap
and legal way to buy mp3's without spending $.99 each song.
Russian site, in English also.
Project Free sheet music
Rowynet Free Sheet Music -
Free classical sheet music in pdf format.
|Books and Authors
Index to Dr. Suess Characters
Isaac Asimov Home Page
- Asimov is one of the first Sci Fi authors to really capture
my attention and inspire me to want to be a writer. It was a
sad day when I heard he died. This site attempts to preserve
his legacy and keeps up with any news concerning his works and
- Harry Potter Community
|Gaming, board and digital
(game developers magazine)
Tunnel Independent Games
Moby Games - Most comprehensive
game databases on the web. Game documentation and reviews galore.
No downloads, as they prefer to focus on information. Discusses
games going back to 1979.
- This site allows you to actually watch a stream from various
actual TV channels. While there are not very many choices yet,
this site is growing their selection quickly. Uses Quicktime
and Windows Media, mostly.
Music Lyrics - This site has lyrics, to be sure. But there
is also a music quiz, humor and original 80's arcade games you
can play in your browser.
the L.A. Gossip Rag
Remember the Eighties
Hundred Greatest Moments
on the Web
The Book of Ratings
Candyboots - This
site features Weight Watcher's recipe cards from 1974 and
other old, kitschy stuff.
Cate's Garage Sale Finds
- Cate loves to find old crap at garage sales and scan it
in, then make fun of it. Good stuff.
The Darwin Awards
Fade to Black
Address in Powerpoint
Greatest webpage in
Home Star Runner
The Ig Noble
- I love exploring this site. New York pranksters pull off
strange stunts, sometimes silly, sometimes esoteric, but always
funny, much to the bewilderment of those who happen to watch.
They include full stories, including pictures and video clips.
Well worth visiting.
Jesus of the Week
The Simpsons Archive
Stick Figure Death Theater
Boyfriend Says - Real life quotes from a guy with a strange
sense of humor. Yes, they are posted by his girlfriend.
This is True
Very Funny Ads - Official
site of the TBS special on funny ads from around the world.
Made Out in a Tree and this Old Guy Watched Us
- Doesn't appear to be updated any more (not since 2004), but
this site has the text to several pieces of American literature
that are now in open domain. There is some Poe, Baum and Twain,
and Letters Daily
Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Free eBook Library
for a Buck's Free Book Listing
in the Internet Public Library
The eBook Directory
Eserver Accessible Writing
Free Science.info - Download
free science books. Over 1000 listed. As they say on the site,
"science is for everyone."
Free Tech Books
- No catches or gimmicks. Real tech books for you to read, with
no costs involved. Computer science, artificial intelligence,
operating systems, programming and much, much more.
Great Books Collection
- Free, online poetry journal. Lots of reading material, here.
My Favorite E-zines
and Dusty Books
by Page Books
of Penn Online Books Page
Perseus Digital Library
Books and Articles, online
Pdf Free Ebooks - Some of the very best old classics are
represented on this page. I'm sure they are offered to show
off the capabilities of the pdf format, but nonetheless, you
can download and read any of these at your leisure.
Domain Electronic Books listing
Books Online - Another site that has full texts of out of
copyright texts. Includes poems, essays, novels and plays. It
also identifies Pulitzer prize and Nobel prize winners.
- Children's Books
The Shakespeare Authorship
Free Online Smalltalk Books
Books for Free
of Michigan's Digital Library
of Virginia Ebook Library
|Fun and Games on the web
Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena
Tricks and Trinkets
face the facts picture and info blog
Great Big List of Fanimutations
a Wonderful Internet
Just Curio.us (answering
questions of strangers)
Mental Floss - Billed
as the place where knowledge junkies get their fix.
will you look like?
of the Web
DVD in my Pants
- Actually, this site has much more than just movie reviews,
but that's what I like most about it. However, they talk about
popular culture, DVD releases and more. Fun place to spend
|Philosophy in Popular Culture
Matrix Movies explained
Matrix Philosophy page
Philosophical Essays about
the Matrix Movies
Christ-Figure: The American Pop Culture Movie Messiah -
Thorough essay on the first two Superman movies (with Christopher
Reeve) and how he is like the Messiah. Written before the recent
new Superman movie, which also had tons of similar symbolism.
Angels and Airwaves
- Official band of the former Blink 182 singer Tom DeLonge.
Great stuff. Multimedia heavy, with videos and more.
Angels and Airwaves
fanpage - Well done fan site with news and lots of information.
Cocteau Cafe - Website
devoted to the Cocteau Twins, a beautiful band. Sadly not together
any more, their music lives on. Ethereal is one of the best
words to describe them.
Shunt - Official Recoil Website.
Who is Recoil? Why, it is Alan Wilder, formerly of Depeche Mode.
Genius music, very dark.
They Might be Giants
|Film Music and Soundtracks
|Food and Recipes
Movies I Just Love
The Movie Guide
Laurel and Hardy
- OK, so these guys were in lots of movies, so I'm actually
referring to lots of their work, but I couldn't ignore the
comedic genius of these two clowns. This fansite has a lot
of great info.
Sane: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Fanlisting
|Multimedia - Images, Photos, icons, etc.
Artchive - Extensive
collection of the world's great artwork. This guy put a lot
of work into this site.
Big Happy Fun House
- Vernacular photography blog. Not sure where he gets the photos,
but these are all old shots, various slices of life from the
past. Interesting the see.
Shop Free Fonts
Found Photo Blogspot
Free Images - 2500
stock photos for free.
Free Photos Bank
a Typeface for the Nations
Shack picture hosting
is the Spackle for the Soul
Look at Me
Open Clip Art Library
- art library that is meant to be accessible for everyone. Public
domain art only.
PBase Photo Hosting
Putfile - Images and videos
hosted for free.
Riya facial recognition
Scrambled Tamago -
Directory of Found Photos
|Multimedia - Sound and Music
Free Music Downloads - Have to be a member, but this is
a great, legal way to check out some good new and older tunes.
Audio Books for
Free - As the name says, this site has a bunch of free audio
books. They are all books in the public domain and the audio
is all for your listening pleasure.
Creative Commons -
Has pictures, sounds, text and video files, but I'm arbitrarily
placing this here. Not just a way to find free content, but
also a way of life (or at least a way to share your work with
others in a free way). You've heard of copyright. This is copyleft.
Epitonic - Indy music
for download. You can make some great discoveries here, for
free. Mp3 format, no restrictions. Has a free newsletter and
you can also create playlists and such. Pretty cool.
Find Sounds - Search
engine specializing in sound files. Fantastic and extensive.
Free Game Arts*
- This site "promotes the use and development of free and
'open source' game resources, including 3D models, sound effects,
textures, games and development tools." Nice resource for
The Freesound Project
- From the site, "The
Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons
licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs."
Live Plasma - Interesting
way to explore music. Also has movies. Enter in a band, a movie
or director and let the map get built before your eyes. Then,
check out some of the related titles and artists.
Mutopia Project Free
sheet music - Like Project Gutenberg, but with free sheet
music, instead of texts. All of these are in the public domain.
- Picture search site with a useful interface; it will dispaly
10 results at a time and allow you to view them in full size.
- Purchase synthesizers, read about musicians who play them,
Synthzone - Great place
with great prices for buying synthesizers.
- They say they are temporarily closed until things work out
for copyright issues. We shall see.
Yahoo Audio Search
- Plain and simple, Yahoo's solution for finding sounds.
|Multimedia - Video
Bolt.com - I'm putting this
under videos, but Bolt has pictures and music, too. Seems to
operate something like YouTube.
Free Movies -
Sounds too good to be true. Well, this site provides embedded
files but does not host the movies. Some of these are out of
copyright. Some of these are just posted on YouTube and other
movie sites and will probably disappear very soon. However,
watch them while you can.
Open Media Network