Evil Dead Will Leave You Sleepless For Days

Evil Dead Will Leave You Sleepless For DaysIt’s been a while since Hollywood has managed to muster up a horror flick that actually did more than try to sneak up on us and make us jump out of our skin every now and then. It isn’t just about the creepy factor, the brutality, or the plot as a whole. Evil Dead is like Saw but with an actual horror aspect and not just a lot of gore.

Evil Dead is a remake of the 80’s Evil Dead franchise but with a slight twist in the plot. Unlike most remakes, the creators of the movie have ensured to not simply give the audience the exact same plot that’s enhanced with extra effects that the advancements in technology allow nowadays. The story in itself has been modified slightly to cater to the current audience. One obvious change would be the absence of the character Ash (Bruce Campbell) who was a prominent figure in the 80’s franchise.

This time the movie once again revolves around 5 friends heading off to an isolated cabin but not to spend their vacation there like the initial installment. In the new movie, they’re headed there to help the protagonist Mia (Jane Levy) kick a drug habit. Her support group comprises of her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez) and a couple of her friends. Together the 5 head to her family cabin located (of course) in the woods, completely away from civilization making it less likely for anyone to hear their screams of terror.

Eventually one of them comes across the Book of the Dead that’s conveniently wrapped up in barbed wire. The group, like every other curious 20-something year olds become intrigued with the book, that’s actually used for summoning up demons lurking in the woods. Needless to say, the 5 are then left fighting for survival against a horde of barbaric demons that possess and turn them against each other. Eventually (Spoiler Alert!) only one person is left intact. Maybe, the barbed wire should’ve given them a hint to not tamper in stuff that’s not theirs…and looks quite creepy.

Now when I say barbaric demons, I’m simply downplaying the extent of their cruelty although one may wonder who’s more violent…the demons or the sane human beings who stop at nothing when it comes to the fight for survival. The movie is definitely not one for the fainthearted, as it involves a lot and a lot of gore. You have the blood, creepy woods, chain saws, blood, mutilations, psychopathic behavior, bone-chilling smiles, blood, sinister voices, and…did I mention the blood? In other words, it has all the makings of a movie that’s bound to have movie goers balled up in terror.

Evil Dead may be director Sam Raimi’s baby as he made the initial franchise. However, debut film maker Fede Alvarez seems to have taken the movie up a couple of notches with his own little twists. One will be able to see for themselves when the movie comes out on the silver screen this Friday, the 5Th of April…Although you may need to first prepare yourself for days of sleepless nights. Evil Dead is bound to haunt you in your sleep for a while after.

The Croods Releases This Week

The CroodsAfter much anticipation, The Croods will finally be released to the public this week, with a date set for March 22. With a star-studded cast and a storyline based presumably around the same time as The Flintstones (or probably a little while later), The Croods had the public waiting with baited breath for the movie, since they first aired a sneak-peek over 5 months ago.

The Croods may initially come off as another coming-of-age movie, with a rebellious daughter, and an over-protective father, but it’s actually much more than just that. It’s about survival, the importance of family, and the need to embrace new things in life.

The movie revolves around the prehistoric family Croods- the burly, cautious father Grug (Nicolas Cage), the doting mother Ugga (Catherine Keener), a slightly dim son Thunk (Clark Duke), a mischievous, growling baby Sandy (Randy Thom), a senile grandmother Gran (Cloris Leachman), and an adventurous daughter Eep (Emma Stone).

In an attempt to protect his family, Grug instills a belief within them that change is bad, to stick to their comfort zone and never stray outside the walls surrounding their cave. However, over time, owing mainly to her age probably, Eep develops a curiosity of the outside world and starts doubting the credibility of her father’s stories, even if it helped save them from extinction till date.

Eventually, her curiosity gets the better of her, and one fine day, she sneaks out of the house at the dead of night. When she ventures out and commences her exploration of the world around, she comes across a young, brave, intelligent cave boy Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet sloth Belt (Chris Sanders), who fascinates her when he creates fire. He later convinces her of his theory that the world may be coming to an end and she should prepare herself for it. However, before she could learn more about him, he scampers off when Grug catches up with her and drags her back home.

Once home, they discover that while they were away, an earthquake had struck, thus destroying their cave. They’re then forced to leave their comfort zone, and embark on a journey across unfamiliar territories…discovering new terrains and coming face-to-face with various never-seen before species of living beings. They’re awe-struck, scared but continue to move forward in an attempt to survive.

Eventually they cross paths with Guy once again, displeasing Grug to no bounds. Guy’s imaginative ways and unique inventions win the trust of his family, encouraging them to go against everything Grug had taught them till date.

What develops is a storyline that’s unique in its own way, where a family is forced to welcome a stranger in their midst to help them get over their fears and endure in a completely new world. It’s colorful, imaginative, humorous, emotional, thrilling…all in all, it promises to be highly entertaining. Here’s hoping that the movie stays true to all that’s been revealed about it till date. One can only know for certain on the 22nd of March.

TLC’s “The Little Couple” adopt a little boy!

TLC’s “The Little Couple” adopt a little boy!The Little Couple has successfully featured unique elements on a reality show. Every television viewer would be astonished by two short people with loftier levels of confidence, Bill Klein & Jennifer Arnold. Undoubtedly, they have it all and never feel that their physical appearance is a hindrance to every little development in life.

Who are they?

Bill Klein is an entrepreneur and Jennifer Arnold is a Child specialist in a hospital at Texas. There have been many episodes that have featured the wonderful couple in a new aura from celebrating Jennifer’s birthday to Bill shifting to Houston. The show also successfully completed 5 seasons with the ending featuring the couple engaging in a meeting to improve the requirements of children.

The latest news

While the couple sincerely feels in every little move that dwarfism hasn’t restricted them from various victories in life. The information that People Magazine got was that the lovable couple has recently adopted a boy child with just 3 years of age. The child is of a Chinese origin as per press information. They have named the adopted child; William. Bill and Jen are overwhelmed by the newcomer and feel that the child is a real healer after a menacing abortion from a surrogate source which conceived their real child.

The couple had constantly been craving for conception and they say that having a child is like the biggest gift to them. We could also see Bill and Jen stating in many instances that they realize the fact that having a child could be difficult because of their physical appearances; may be adopting or trying other ways to do it could solve the issue easily. However, both felt the ruin at the bottom of their hearts.

There is actually yet another piece of news lined up to excite the viewers. TLC is heading to launch the show again, this time along with the newcomer. It might be aired by the end of April possibly on the 30th. Considering life of Bill & Jen after adoption and how the phase progresses would be the main theme of TLC’s sixth set of “The Little Couple” episodes.

More Madness with the Hangover 3

More Madness with the Hangover 3Remember the days when movies rarely found the need to extend into a series of sequels?

Yeah, neither can I.

It seems that nowadays, whether the story calls for it or not, movie makers are intent upon creating one sequel after the other. True, stories like Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, or even Star Wars were justified in doing so in order to shed more light upon the plot.

However, one hardly thinks movies like Fast and the Furious, Toy Story (although they were incredible), or even The Hangover, require a continuity of sorts.

The Hangover, after receiving worldwide acclaim for their first movie back in 2009, then went on to release the second part, The Hangover 2, in 2011. Unfortunately, the movie lacked the brilliance of its predecessor and failed to generate an equal hype.

Now, in a possible attempt to prove that it wasn’t a one-time wonder, the creators have now come up with The Hangover 3, which is all set to release on May 24, 2013.

The story is based upon 3 friends, Dr. Stu Price (Ed Helms), who’s a dentist, Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper), a teacher, and Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis), a……actually, no one’s really sure how he makes a living in the movie.

The first part revolved around a bachelor party gone wild, when Phil, Stu and Alan, being the groomsmen, decide to take a road trip to Vegas with the groom Doug (Justin Bartha), to celebrate his last day as a bachelor. In what was meant to be a night to let loose, full of fun and frolic and a lot of alcohol, turns into a complete nightmare the next day.

Hours prior to the wedding, the groomsmen wake up suffering from a terrible hangover, in their hotel room, only to discover a tiger in their bathroom, a baby in their closet, and the mysterious disappearance of the groom. To make matters all the more complicated, the 3 have absolutely no memory of the previous night’s events, and are left trying to piece together the little they discover, in a bid to find Doug and get him in to the altar on time. What ensues is a hilarious series of events, with the movie becoming the 10th highest grossing film of the year.

The Hangover 2 revolves around a similar plot albeit here Stu’s the groom, the tiger is replaced by a capuchin monkey, and Stu’s brother-in-law is the missing person. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t generate a similar reception as the previous, but that didn’t stop the creators from coming up with a third to the series.

The official trailer of The Hangover 3 was released earlier this week, hinting that this may be the very last of the series. This time around, there won’t be a wedding…just plain old debauchery, a couple of deaths, and a gangster or 2 apparently.

Judging from the trailer, the movie seems quite promising. One can’t wait to see if it is any good as the original.

“Being Mandela”- Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren on a TV show?

 

“Being Mandela”- Nelson Mandela’s grandchildren on a TV show?

Yes! He is the man who stood strong to eliminate all the racial discrimination in South Africa. To bring a strong uniformity within people of different races in Africa, Mandela faced several hardships. He was also away from the Media for quite a long time and now he thinks his grandchildren should make their presence on an American TV show.

So, what are they upto? These lovely ladies are planning to couch all information and put it across to viewers worldwide. The new series named “Being Mandela” is 13 shows long and will airs on COZI TV. In addition to that, COZI TV broadcasts a number of famous shows.

 

On the part of critical acclaim, “Being Mandela” brings into play the questions of preserving the heritage of Africa and the famous man. The 30 year old elegant ladies are definite that they are careful about what they are doing. More than that, they ensure the show will never put down their lovely nativity and affectionate granddad.

 

Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway are on limelight.They are the celebrity daughters of  Zenani Mandela and Prince Thumbumuzi  Dlamini.

Winnie Mandela, wife of Nelson Mandela, will appear on the TV show to surprise her husband.  She has been into news constantly in the efforts taken by the African Congress to eradicate race distinctions. She was allegedly jailed in the case of killing a sneak.Mandela might be surprised that his wife is making an expected presence on the TV show. He was recently ailing but has recovered from health issues.Many sources have told that Mandela’s granddaughters are really happy to announce that their granddad is doing great and he is on the mindset to enjoy watching their performances on the TV show.

Swati Dlamini on an interview to the reporters announced “You’ll be interested to know that he loves Toddlers and Tiaras”. She meant a series while she gave an interview to the American Audience.She stressed that her grandfather loves Children and spends time in wildlife channels.

“Being Mandela” is all set to rock the American TV.

 

Hilary Mantel lashes out at Kate Middleton, Calls her a ‘Mannequin’!

Hilary Mantel lashes out at Kate Middleton, Calls her a ‘Mannequin’!The media just admired the Duchess of Cambridge. They love following her, comment on the dresses she wears and look forward to the opinions she gives. From the time she married Prince William, the public and the paparazzi adored her. But, off late Kate is being criticized for various reasons. Vivienne Westwood, a well-known British designer slammed the royal mom-to-be saying it would be better if she recycled her wardrobe more often.

Now, Hilary Mantel, the first Briton to twice win the Man Booker Award for fiction slammed Middleton during her book launch. She is known for her novel ‘Wolf Hall’. This is the first time someone had publicly and openly attacked the Duchess of Cambridge. She called the princess a ‘mannequin’ with a perfect plastic smile that looks like it has been designed by a committee. She further added that the only role the princess has is to breed and wear designer labels when stepping out.

She said, “I saw Kate becoming a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung. She was a shop-window mannequin, with no personality of her own, entirely defined by what she wore. These days she is a mother-to-be, and draped in another set of threadbare attributions.”

Her comments have received mixed reviews from the public. Many have condemned the writer’s words by calling is ‘rude’, ‘venomous’ and ‘cruel’. While others said the comments are a thoughtful analysis of the role of the British royal women over the years. Many feel that it is a mere publicity stunt from the writer to gain some publicity.

Mantel had given a lecture at the London Review of Books on February 4th. The lecture was about the fascination with royalty, the lives of royal women and the absolute necessity of producing an heir. The literary magazine has re-printed her lecture on their website which contains her comments on the Duchess. She even compared the Duchess with William’s late mother, Diana. “As painfully thin as anyone could wish, without quirks, without oddities, without the risk of the emergence of character. She appears precision-made, machine-made, so different from Diana,” the writer said.

“Our current royal family doesn’t have the difficulties in breeding that pandas do, but pandas and royal persons alike are expensive to conserve and ill-adapted to any modern environment, but aren’t they interesting? Aren’t they nice to look at?” she further added!

Die Hard is having a Good Day – Garnered $25 Million over the Weekend

A Good Day to Die HardBruce Willis starrer, fifth installment of the Die Hard series, ‘‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ ’ is finally having a good day. The movie occupied the top spot at the box office over the Friday- Sunday period garnering $25million. The movie Die Hard, made on a mammoth $90 million budget, earned just $8.2 million on the first day of its release. But after 4 days the movie managed to take home a decent $33.2 million.

‘A Good Day to Die Hard’, arguably the worst entry in to the Die Hard series, has been following the ill-fate of other action films released off late. The Last Stand, Bullet to the Head and Parker, all male-oriented action thrillers, have flopped. While the first quarter of 2013 has been good to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Mama, Identity Thief and more recently Warm Bodies. Incidentally, these hit movies have woman featuring in leading roles.

It remains to be seen if the latest in the Die Hard series has enough muscle to match the 2007 release ‘‘Live Free or Die Hard’’. In fact ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ earned $33.4 million in its opening three day weekend. But all is not lost for ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ as it has already earned more than the aforementioned flops. This movie has also performed very well in the overseas market earning $61.5 million over the weekend. This has brought the overall haul of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ to $113.4 million.

In the battle for box office supremacy, ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ has fared relatively well edging out Melissa McCarthy starrer ‘Identity Thief’ ($23.4 million) to the second spot. ‘Safe Haven’ joined the ‘lesser-than-expected-performance’ club grossing a meager $21.4 million for the weekend finishing third in the Box Office Top Scorers list. Next in line at the fourth spot is the 3D animated family comedy, ‘Escape from Planet Earth’ with $16.1 million. ‘Warm Bodies’ and ‘Beautiful Creatures’ fought it out for the 5th and 6th spot earning $9 million and $7.5 million respectively.

While ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ may have had a good day, it is highly unlikely that such good times will continue for this Bruce Willis starrer flick.

Hollywood Valentine’s Day Awards!

KimKanyeWell, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we’ve decided to give awards to some of the celebrity couples:

The weirdest couple:

J Lo and Casper Smart! They made their relationship public in 2012. Smart is eighteen years younger to her. I am not being a fundamentalist here but J Lo’s boyfriend looks like her poodle whenever they are seen together. I see a break-up in the near future!

The well-dressed couple:

Jay-Z and Beyonce! Whether casual, cool or chic the duo know just what to wear to complement each other. Many think Jay-Z doesn’t have style, but fashion is not about designer labels and latest trends. Jay exudes effortless cool in whatever he wears. Beyonce’s style is flashier than her husband’s. But, that’s why it works. Whether casual, cool or chic the duo always complements each other.

The cute couple:

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck! Both of them look endearing when they are together. With a successful 7-year marriage and three kids, they are still very much in love with each other. With their next-door looks, they definitely bag the cute couple award!

The best-looking couple:

It goes to our President and the First lady. They are envied for the successful marriage they are having till date. Both of them complement each other in every way. They look so good together and she is definitely the pillar of his success!

The hottest couple:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie! Women moon over him and Men dream about her. He is considered one of world’s sexiest men and she is considered one of world’s sexiest women. They definitely get the best couple award.

The most ideal couple:

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson! Married since 1988, they make others want to take the plunge. A long-term commitment takes a lot of love and team work. The couple has both! They manage to keep their private life private and still seem to be very much in love!

The most promising couple:

Kim and Kanye! I surprised myself by giving the award to this duo! If not marriage, they are tied together for life with the baby that will be born in July. Just when people began thinking that the couple is going to split, they popped their baby surprise!

Movies Based on True Stories That I Would Recommend!

The Social NetworkIt is true that cinema is all about creativity and imagination. But, sometimes certain events are so inspiring and striking that they deserve a big screen adaptation. So as a roundup, here are the top 2 movies that are based on real life incidents which emerged as a box office success as well.

The Social Network:

The Social Network is one of the best movies based on true story. The film revolves around the life and times of Mark Zuckerberg, reprised by Jessie Eisenberg and depicts how a simple concept went on to become one of the biggest social networking websites of all times. At the dorm in Harvard to its reach till Namibia and Netherlands, this is a story that is truly inspiring. Scripted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Finch, this one stands till because of unbiased treatment and being filmed and released during the times of the titular character being alive and well… And watching! The movie managed to show both good and the bad and a little bit of gray too. Zuckerberg didn’t like what he saw and laughed it off really, but his fan-fanatics took to it and found the movie eulogizing him to a good extent. All said, it maybe fictitious in its version, but on the whole a good movie watching experience.

Catch Me If You Can

Titanic made him a sensation among teens, but with Catch Me If You Can he turned a man. We are talking about Leonardo Di Caprio here, folks. He can look a boy and a man at the same time, that’s his skill and for this character of Frank Abagnale Jr. he suited the role to the T. And then to counterweigh his character there was Tom Hanks, one of the best actors of his generation playing the cop Carl Hanratty. It was a cat and mouse game that played out through the movie, but with emotions. You feel for the protagonist’s emotional journey and forgive his con play. It’s a movie that truly has a happy ending.

So, do checkout the movie guys!

Beyonce’s Live Super Bowl Performance

Beyonce Super Bowl liveIt’s that time of the year when loud cheering and jeering in public is the norm. It’s that time to plop yourself down in front of the TV, munching on Cheeto’s or nacho’s and gallons of soda/beer. It’s also that time when you hole yourself in your house, and the outside world becomes non-existent.

It’s finally Super Bowl time!!!…The time to cheer your favorite team on to victory, while stuffing yourself with junk food.

However, whether you’re rooting for the Packers, 49ers, Giants, Jets, Ravens, Bears, or even the Buccaneers, during halftime we’re all united in grooving with the same celebrity.

In a dire attempt to draw in a massive crowd, halftime shows are mostly dedicated to the music industry, creating a platform for celebrities to belt out the crowd favorites.

This year Beyonce and her former band Destiny’s Child had the floor, to give us a sterling performance that even allowed the audience, at the end of the day, to forgive the organizers for the 34minute power outage midway.

During the game, when the Ravens were leading the 49ers, the stadium seemed to have blown a fuse, or experienced a technical difficulty of some sort, leaving fans in total darkness for more than half an hour. The reason’s still unknown. However the game resumed after a long wait, to later witness the victory of the Ravens over the 49ers.

The game may have had to wait for a while but Beyonce was relieved that the blackout hadn’t occurred during their performance. She told ‘omg! Insider’,

“It’s a live television show, it’s the biggest show in America. There’s so many things that could happen and God was on my side, so I’m very, very happy that it went well and the power went out after.”

Beyonce’s sizzling show comes in the wake of her controversial performance during the US Inauguration Day, where many claimed that she lip-synched through the national anthem.

Layer, after Beyonce was accused of faking her way through her performance during such an important event in American history, the singer finally admitted to having done so but not before proving that she could sing live.

A day before her Super bowl performance, Beyonce sang the live version of the anthem ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ before the press to show them that she still had it within her. The singer then went on to admitting that she did indeed sing along to a previously recorded tape, on the day that President Obama was sworn in. She claimed,

“I practice until my feet bleed and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. Due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration, and I wanted to make him and my country proud, so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.”

The singer has every right to be proud, as she has proved time and again that she isn’t just a pretty face, but one whose voice has the power to elate hearts all over. Lip-synched or not, her performance manages to enthrall the audience each and every time, leaving no room for disappointment ever.