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Hunters Web Show Review: Brutally beautiful and poetic

12 hours ago  
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Where: Amazon Prime VideoShow: HuntersCast: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Dylan Baker, Josh RadnorEpisodes: 10Created by: David WeilRating:  Here's how it starts... Starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Dylan Baker, Josh Radnor and others, the show packs a punch with an impeccable star cast. In the late 1970s, a few mysterious murders alarm FBI agent Millie Malone, played by Jerrika Hinton about something being fishy in America. As she proceeds to try and solve the cases, Millie comes across an underground Nazi group. What makes her even more suspicious about the plan is the sudden death of a few NASA astronauts, who have been involved with Hitler on multiple projects against the Jews. Leading a teenage life, Logan Lerman as Jonah Heidelbaum is busy making money for his grandmother, Ruth. Unaware of the past, his grandmother's death leaves him an orphan. Every episode and every scene leads him a step closer to Ruth's past, making him realise how she survived Auschwitz. A series o..
                 

Priyanka Chopra set to play Ma Anand Sheela next; will also produce the film

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After months of speculations and almost-confirmations, it's now being reported that Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be portraying Ma Anand Sheela, controversial Indian godman Rajneesh Osho's closest aide. In a chat with mid-day early in 2019, Priyanka has shared, "I have to credit director Barry Levinson for bringing this movie to me. He will be directing the project. He and his producers have been researching on this subject and developing it for the last few years. He approached me to develop it with him." Ma Anand Sheela Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, PeeCee indeed will be acting in the film, but most importantly, she will also be producing it alongside Levinson. The project titled Sheela will be an Amazon Studios production. A source had revealed to mid-day, "Priyanka has been reading up on Ma Sheela and the international commune she built with Rajneesh Osho, to understand the character's psyche. While the research team is collating information from public domain about R..
                 

From The Big Bang Theory to Friends: Amy is one of most famous character names

3 days ago  
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From movies back in the day to up until a decade ago, leading actors seemed to always have the same on-screen character name. Amitabh Bachchan became synonymous with 'Vijay', Shashi Kapoor popularized the name 'Ravi' and Shah Rukh Khan stole our hearts playing Raj and Rahul. International sit-coms are not that far behind, every movie you watch will have either a James or Noah or Emma or Olivia. However, we're here to talk only about remarkable characters particularly named – Amy Here are 5 iconic characters named Amy: Amy Santiago – Brooklyn Nine-Nine As someone who likes to follow the rule book like a law, Amy Santiago is a badass and yet a quintessential good girl. While the series begins with her wanting to gain respect from her new boss, Captain Holt and denying any attraction towards her colleague Jake, she does end up impressing Holt and marrying Jake. She is socially awkward, caring and hardworking. Catch season 7 of the most loved series Brooklyn Nine-Nine exclusive..
                 

Fantasy Island Movie Review: Horror served tasteless

8 days ago  
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Fantasy IslandU/A: Adventure, Comedy, HorrorCast: Michael Pena, Jimmy O. Yang, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Ryan Hansen, Maggie QDirector: Jeff WadlowRating: Fantasy Island is a needless derivative of the 70's era TV series. This new spin-off, a picturesque, horror-affected adaptation, scripted by Jeff Wadlow, Chris Roach, Jillian Jacobs fails to rouse interest or scares. A motley group of seemingly, randomly chosen players, are invited to live their deepest fantasies in an Island that supposedly has magic powers. Mr. Roarke (Michael Pena) makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests (contest winners) Gwen Olsen (Maggie Q), Patrick (Austin Stowell), Melanie (Lucy Hale), JD (Ryan Hansen) and Brax (Jimmy O. Yang) come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But the fantasies turn lurid and terrifying - what purported to be an intriguing adventurous vacay ends up becoming a never-ending nightmare (pun intended) replete with gun-wielding never-say-die zombies and villainous humans. Wa..
                 

Robert Pattinson as Batman: Matt Reeves shares first look of the caped crusader

8 days ago  
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The new Batman movie is already in production, there were a lot of speculations regarding the look of the new caped crusader. On Thursday (local time), director Matt Reeves took to his Twitter and Instagram accounts to share the first look of Robert Pattinson as the Batman. In what appears to be a camera look test, we see Robert Pattinson in the new Bat-suit appearing out from a red-tinted background with enigmatic music playing to its crescendo. He hashtagged the video as #TheBatman #CameraTest. Here's the video: #TheBatman#CameraTesthttps://t.co/M1tAE2aTA1 — Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 13, 2020 The director also put another post, where he credited the cinematographer and the composer, Greig Fraser and Michael Giacchino respectively. Shot by @GreigfraserD Music by @m_giacchino ðŸ¦Â‡ðŸ¦Â‡ðŸ¦Â‡ — Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) February 13, 2020 A host of iconic characters are set to feature in this new take of Batman by..
                 

10 love quotes by your favourite TV characters for Valentine's Day!

9 days ago  
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Some of our favourite fictional characters say things that hit us hard and move us in ways nobody understands. Their heartfelt dialogues on love and romance are statements that we live by and try to follow in our lives. So, here are the best romantic quotes from our favourite TV characters you got to check out this Valentine's Day: Ted Mosby, the hopeless romantic, and one of the most adorable characters from How I Met Your Mother has given us hope to wait for our Robin. This show, which can be watched on Hotstar and Star World, teaches us all that true love is worth the wait. Michael Scott, though one of the most eccentric characters on TV, has won hearts for his genuine care for the people he loves. He truly loved Holly and waited for years with the hope that he would finally get back with her. And he did. Catch him on The Office which is currently airing in India on Star World. A truly iconic line comes from Jaime Lannister. What he says right before he brutally pushes Bran out th..
                 

With Parasite, the Oscar goes to inclusivity!

11 days ago  
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The Academy doesn't vote for a film. It films its vote, as a moral zeitgeist of sorts, to the world at large. Does it always get it right with the choice of Best Film, though? Can't. That it is radiantly dynamic and self-correcting, year after year, is its notable achievement. By the Academy, we mean the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — of America, with a much wider international membership, lately — that we know for the Oscars it hands out. And that has no Indian equivalent. Why? Never mind; enjoy your pan masala. Mindful of the annual 'statement' the Academy makes with its top winner, must admit we got our predictions wrong ('Toughest race at the Oscars 2020', mid-day, Feb 8). Although only partly, since Bong Joon-ho and Parasite, as mentioned, were indeed most likely to win Best Director and Best Picture in our books; if Sam Mendes and his 1917 didn't. And the Parasite gongs for Best Original Screenplay (and, of course, Best International Feature) tallied wi..
                 

Toughest race at the Oscars 2020

14 days ago  
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Whether on social media or offline, one of the things I find sorely missing in all conversations on Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is how playfully the picture is plotted. People come out ruminating far more on the intensity of class-divide that the movie strikingly shines a light on. Don't let that bog you down about Bong's film. Which is already in Korean, with English subtitles, picking up an unprecedented six Oscar nominations, including for the Best Foreign Language Film, that it'll certainly take home. I know how such a résumé intimidates mainstream audiences. Can't reiterate more: Parasite is an out-and-out fun film — to start and end with. Now go catch it, whether or not it wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards on February 9, Sunday night (Monday morning, for Indians). 1917 are the frontrunners for the Best Film nod For, the Oscars is not merely an award. It's a statement that the Academy makes, through the choice of its films, reflecting on the changing world. A..
                 

Pain and Glory Movie Review - A heartfelt revelation

21 days ago  
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Pain and GloryU/A: DramaCast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penélope Cruz, César Vicente, Asier FloresDirector: Pedro AlmodóvarRating: Pedro Almodavar the 70 year old Spanish Director with an enviable body of work, self-admittedly opines that this, his new film, is a sort of semi-autobiographical take on his life. Pain & Glory, scripted from memory by Almodavar himself, is the story of a Spanish director named Salvador Mallo, played by his longtime collaborator Antonio Banderas. So Banderas is shown sporting a similar haircut and living in a Madrid apartment. But not everything in the film is a follow-through about what Almodavar did in his life and career. Watch Pain and Glory Trailer here: The narrative draws parallel's between the past and the present. One track has nine-year-old Salvador (Asier Flores), growing up in rural Spain, being persuaded into priesthood by a mother (Penélope Cruz as the y..
                 

Parasite Movie Review: Superbly Impactful

23 days ago  
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ParasiteCast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Chang Hyae-jin, Lee Jung-eun, Jung Ji-soDirector: Bong Joon-hoRating:  If you go in thinking this is an alien invasion film (given Bong's penchant) you are going to be terribly wrong. This film directed by Korean auteur Bong-Joon-ho and co-written by Han Jin-won, is one of the best films the last year has produced. Touted as an Oscar favourite, going in with nods in both the main Best Feature category as well as Best Foreign film, this film has had a stupendous run at all the major festivals with critics unwaveringly unanimous in its praise. And the film itself reveals why? With all the members of their family unemployed the Ki-taek's ---Song Kang-ho as the father, his wife Chung-sook (Chang Hyae-jin), son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) and daughter Ki-jung (Park So-dam), are looking for some much needed opportunity when their son's friend throws in an idea. The rest, as they say is history. Won't go into..
                 

Mark Ruffalo: Would be cool to be part of it

10 days ago  
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Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo is reportedly being eyed to star in "Parasite" TV series, based on Bong Joon Ho's best picture Oscar winner, and while the actor didn't confirm or deny the report he said he would be "honoured" to work with the director. Set at HBO, Bong and "Succession" executive producer Adam McKay will adapt the South Korean language film for the small screen in a six-hour long project. A source told Collider that Ruffalo, popularly known for essaying Bruce Banner/ The Hulk in Marvel Cinematic Universe, was directly contacted by Bong to play one of the leads in the show. Plot details for the series remain scarce, and the characters will not necessarily mirror those in the film. According to the outlet, the news on Ruffalo's probable casting was kept on hold till the Academy Awards were announced over the weekend. When HBO was reached for comment over the weekend, a spokesperson for the network said any speculation on the casting was "wildly premature" this early in the pr..
                 

Oscars 2020: Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, Brie Larson actress who rocked the red carpet look!

12 days ago  
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The much-awaited day has finally arrived! February 9, 2020, Sunday night, saw the most fashionable moments at the red carpet event of Oscars 2020. Making a stylish mark at the 92nd Academy Awards, many Hollywood celebrities grabbed eyeballs as they dressed up in the most glitzy ensemble at the red carpet on Sunday. Speaking about the same, Scarlett Johansson dropped the major angelic moment dressed in a satin silver gown to walk the red carpet. Adding the oomph factor to her starry ensemble, Johansson completed her red carpet look with a bun and nude makeup. US actress Scarlett Johansson arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) Salma Hayek, who is often known for her bold style, opted for a white gown to walk the red carpet. The thigh-high slit dress was truly a showstopper look! Check this out right away. Salma Hayek Pinault attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09,..
                 

Little Women Movie Review - A uniquely appealing adaptation of a Classic

16 days ago  
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Little Women U/A: Drama, Romance Director: Greta GerwigCast: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Eliza ScanlenRating:  Greta Gerwig's continued attempt to further her solo directorial dream after the much lauded 'Lady Bird' is yet another commendable piece of cinema –this time a revered much adapted classic 'Little Women,' that has serenaded several generations of viewers ever since cinema gained prominence. Despite the multiple gold-standard iterations both on TV and cinema that Louisa May Alcott's immortal 19th-century novel (originally published in two parts in 1868 and 1869), has inspired, Gerwig's version stands strong and comes off as potent, empathetic and immensely appealing. Hers is a unique voice that makes-over the classic tale in an adaptation that feels just as emphatic and powerful despite the period setting and the antiquated values on display. The March Sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth work their way into our hearts and it's not..
                 

Bad Boys for Life Movie Review - Unnecessary Addition

23 days ago  
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Bad Boys for LifeU/A: Action, Comedy, CrimeCast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nuñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky JamDirector: Adil El Arbi, Bilall FallahRating: This third entry of the hit buddy movie franchise that stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as reckless cops armed with comedic banter leaving behind loads of collateral damage is not directed by Michael Bay ( as the first two hits were)… and coming as it does bang in the midst of Oscar month, I don't think there are too many hopes riding on it. Watch Bad Boys for Life Trailer: With Joe Carnahan, David Guggenheim, Anthony Tambakis, Chris Bremner working on the 'no-brainer' script, its bedlam as usual. Detectives Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) are more mindful now but can't help making a mess of things as they eagerly fling in and out of retirement from the police force while making sincere (but altogether messy) attempts to clean..
                 

Parasite: Priyanka Chopra gets emotional as the film wins the Best Picture at the Oscars 2020

11 days ago  
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As the South Korean drama Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, actor Priyanka Chopra congratulated the team of the movie and said the craft of artists has the power to transcend borders. At the 92nd Academy Awards, Parasite became the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture accolade. It also bagged the prize for Best Director, Best International Film and Best Original Screenplay. "Wow, it is so emotional to see an international film like Parasite, in Korean with English subtitles, not only receive such a warm embrace from audiences around the world, but also this kind of recognition from one of the most prestigious film academies in the world. It is time for representation," Chopra wrote on her Instagram story. Take a look right here: "As people and as entertainers, we are one through entertainment. Our craft has the power to transcend borders and languages, and tonight Parasite demonstrates exactly that. Congratulations to the entire film for shattering the g..
                 

Oscars: The top five memorable moments from the 2019 Academy Awards

13 days ago  
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It was nearly 30 years later in 2019 that the Academy Awards, fondly referred to as the Oscars, went without a host. This move came as a result of comedian Kevin Hart stepping down as the emcee after his past homophobic remarks came to the fore. The Academy then decided to go hostless, and popular opinion is that maybe it wasn't that bad a move. As per usual, Oscars 2019 gave us countless moments where we laughed, smiled and rejoiced for the winners and nominees. For instance, Spike Lee finally won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for his film BlacKkKlansman, after having been nominated five times over the past 30 years. So, without further ado, here are our top five memorable moments from the 2019 Oscars. Maya, Tina and Amy's fake hosting Three of the most hilarious female comedians took the stage and conquered it at the Oscars last year. Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler walked up on the stage amid thunderous applause and fake-hosted the apparently hostless Oscar ceremony. ..
                 

BAFTA 2020 round up: Parasite, 1917 dominate the award function

18 days ago  
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Sam Mendes' war drama 1917 emerged as the big winner at the 2020 British Academy of Film and Televisions Film Awards (BAFTAs), held at London's Royal Albert Hall yesterday. Mendes' film took home seven awards out of the nine categories it was nominated in, including Best Film. A close second came Bong Joon-ho's Oscar frontrunner Parasite, which also shone at the recently concluded Screen Actors Guild Awards. Prince Williams, Kate Middleton at the do. Middleton, in keeping up with the gala's theme of sustainability, wore a gown she'd previously donned at a 2012 royal tour Joaquin Phoenix's win in the Leading Actor award category accounted for one of the three titles won by Joker, which was nominated in 11 segments. Phoenix addressed the all-white acting nominees that had infamously earned the BAFTAs the hashtag #Baftasowhite, following the nominations. "I feel conflicted because so many of my fellow actors who are deserving don't have that same privilege," he said, adding that they were..
                 

Jojo Rabbit Movie Review: Audacious Nazi comedy

23 days ago  
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Jojo RabbitCast: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen MerchantDirector: Taika WaititiRating:  A coming-of-age comedy about Nazis from the 'Thor: Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi was unexpected surely…but it's an intriguing one nevertheless. Given the fact that some of the major nations of the world are professing a hyper-nationalistic fervour for their patriots, this World War II satire that follows a hyper-nationalistic German boy while his world turns upside down ( in the course of the film) is also quite topical. Waititi adapts Christine Leunens' novel Caging Skies by turning it into a coming-of-age story that just happens to be set in Germany during the period when the allies were gaining ground towards the end of World War II. It's a stirring set-up no doubt and the possibilities seem endless. We meet Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), a sweet 10 year old German boy headed off to Nazi camp,..