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  There is only one question thats bothering me today.Considering how ridiculously popular Pokémon is I’m shocked there’s still no live action movie.

Whoever makes this live action movie will soak up all the nostalgia cash.

RIP Jiha Khan

RIP Jiah Khan

I am Shocked and saddened about this incidence

Jiah Khan (British Bollywood actress) allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself. Police claimed that she was heartbroken after a failed relationship with the son of an actor couple, which possibly drove her to take the step at her home last night.

The body of Jiah, 25, was found hanging at her ‘Sagar Sangeet’ residence in Juhu where she lived with her mother and sister who were not present when she ended her life.

25 is not really the age to run out of all the options, can’t imagine what pushed her to the edge.

I had met her twice, first time at London Indian Film Festival and 2nd time for a coffee meet in Soho, London for ‘100 years of Indian cinema’ documentary we were pitching to BBC.

She was very passionate about Indian cinema, and really wanted to go back and work in India, after 3 years gap.

She was brilliant in her debut film ‘Nishabd’ with Amitabh Bachchan, based on the novel Lolita. She had also acted with Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.

I remember her as a very beautiful, bright and polite girl.

It’s sad to loose young Talent

with Jiah Khan at the 'Delhi Belly' Premiere in London

With Jiah Khan at the ‘Delhi Belly’ Premiere in London

Song from her film ‘Ghajini’ with Aamir Khan

The four big Oscar winners of the night, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Christoph Waltz.

Oscars 2013: list of winners and nominees in full

Oscars host Seth MacFarlane opened the 85th Academy Awards, The 2013 Oscars ceremony was not as predictable, as i thought it was going to be. Life of Pi took four awards, including best director for Ang Lee, while Les Misérables and Argo won three, including best picture for Argo

The four big Oscar winners of the night, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Christoph Waltz.

The four big Oscar winners of the night, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Christoph Waltz.

winners in bold…

Best Picture

Beast of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Amour
Argo
Life of Pi
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Django Unchained

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin – Argo
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master

Best Director

Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Amour – Michael Haneke
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O Russell
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Behn Zeitlin

Best Original Screenplay

John Gatins – Flight
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom – Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Amour – Written by Michael Haneke

Best Adapted Screenplay

Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio – Argo
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
David O’Russell – Silver Linings PLaybook
David Magee – Life of Pi

Best Original Score

Before My Time – Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Suddenly – Les Miserable, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublils
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Skyfall – from Skyfall – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Best Foreign Language Film

Amour
NO
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon Tiki

Best Documentary Feature

5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Documentary Short Feature 

Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Asad Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew – Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry – Yan England

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnells

Best Costume Design

Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

Best Visual Effects

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Best Cinematography

Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

Best Animated Feature Film

Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck it Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave

Best Short Film (Animated)

Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole – PES
Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” David Silverman
Paperman – John Kahrs

Oscar Awards 2013 Show Highlights

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Understanding the Batman :The Psychology behind Batman

It was the Golden Age of comics and Superman was ‘The Man’ of the comics world. Everyone wanted to capitalize on the success of Superman; including Superman’s own publisher. So they turned to artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and that’s when the Caped Crusader made his debut in May 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 entitled The Case of the Chemical Syndicate. Batman had neither sidekick nor gadget belt and he drove around in a bright red sedan. Yet, Batman was brutal, showing no regret tossing a sinner into a container of acid. A lot of things have changed since then.

Tonight is the European premiere in London for the latest Batman film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the last film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

So do you think you know Batman? The Caped Crusader’s mysteries are much deeper than you’ve ever realized.

History Chanel showed a very interesting documentary called Batman Unmasked – The Psychology of the Dark Knight.


Recent films made on Batman: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are excellent sources of entertainment, but they also offer a complex and interesting dissection of a man who learned to use his own fear against criminals. This very interesting documentary featured on History Channel investigate the mental attitude of Batman the mysterious caped crusader along with selective interviews from various expert, but also put some brilliant resemblances between the Batman and Theodore Roosevelt.

Batman becomes the Superhero because he embraces his worst fear: Bats; after his mother and father are mugged and killed one night in front of him. President Theodore Roosevelt who like Batman came from a wealthy background, lost his father when he was a sophomore at Harvard, and then went on to lose both his wife and mother on the same day a few years later. Because of tragedy, they become the person they are.

Theodore Roosevelt fought the spoils system as a member of the United States Civil Service Commission and served a commissioner of the New York City Police which he then helped to reform. Later of course, Teddy used his zeal to make many positive changes as President.

This documentary also shows how spiritual iconography greatly influenced the development of the Batman character.

Aside from that, it includes a short insight inside the motivating force that drives other infamous figures such as the Catwoman and the Joker. Explore why the history of the Cape Crusader and discover how a kid scarred by traumatic event turns into a symbol of hope for City of Gotham.

Documentary also suggest how “Everyone has the ability to do good and bad”. After the great loss of his family how batman choose to good and how his Villain choose bad path of revenge.

 Batman’s Profile

PERSONAL DATA

Name: Batman (Earth-1)
Alter Ego: Bruce Wayne
Occupation: Millionaire Socialite, Chairman of the Board of Wayne Enterprises and the Wayne Foundation
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Thomas and Martha Wayne (parents, deceased), Philip Wayne (uncle, deceased), Lord Elwood Wayne (uncle, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Ex-member of the Justice League of America, current leader of the Outsiders
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Height: 6 ft. 2 in. Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
First Appearance: Superman #76

HISTORY

 

Raised in a loving environment by his parents, young Bruce Wayne one day admired a bat-costume his father had designed to wear to a party. This memory would prove invaluable to him in later years.

One night several months later, while walking home from the theater with his parents through the area which would soon come to be known as Crime Alley, young Bruce watched helplessly as Thomas and Martha Wayne were confronted by a seeming street thug named Joe Chill, who demanded Mrs. Wayne’s jewelry, then gunned the Waynes down in cold blood when Thomas defied him. In point of fact, Chill was acting under orders from gangster Lew Moxon, who was seeking vengeance against Thomas Wayne for testimony which had sent Moxon to prison.

Now an orphan, Bruce Wayne was placed in the care of his Uncle Philip. Since Philip Wayne was a world-traveler, Bruce spent his formative years under the guidance of Philip’s housekeeper, the kindly Mrs. Chilton (who was secretly Joe Chill’s mother, a fact Bruce has never learned).

Traumatized by his parents’ murder, and swearing at their graves to avenge their death by waging war against all criminals, Bruce Wayne spent the next years training himself to physical and intellectual perfection. To this end he served an apprenticeship under one Harvey Harris, then considered to be the world’s foremost detective.

Realizing at law school that he would be hampered constantly by laws that seemed to help criminals more than their victims, Wayne decided to seek his own solution to the problems of crime in the streets.

One night several weeks later, while sitting in the den of his ancestral home, Wayne Manor, the now-grown Bruce was startled by a large black bat that suddenly flew in through his open window. This was the omen Bruce had been waiting for. Reasoning that criminals were a superstitious, cowardly lot, Bruce took the inspiration of the bat (and his subconscious memories of his father’s costume years before) to design a costume which would strike fear in the hearts of evildoers everywhere. Thus was born a weird figure of the shadows…a dark avenger of evil…The Batman!

Thought at first to be an outlaw himself, the Caped Crusader ultimately confronted, and was finally deputized by, Police Commissioner James W. Gordon.

Several years later Wayne took in young Dick Grayson, whose circus performer parents had also been murdered by criminals. As the last of the Flying Graysons, Dick had the necessary skills to become the Batman’s partner. Dick was given the costume Wayne himself had worn as a youngster when he studied with Harvey Harris, and thus became the first Robin, the Boy Wonder.

For a time Wayne abandoned his playboy image and devoted himself to running Wayne Enterprises, as well as the prestigious Wayne Foundation, which he built into one of the world’s foremost philanthropic organizations. He later relinquished his day-to-day involvement with both organizations to more fully devote his time to his duties as the Batman.

Recently Waynehas become the guardian of young Jason Todd, another circus performer, whose parents were murdered by the villainous Croc. Todd has since become the new Robin, learning the art of crimefighting as he works side-by-side with the greatest crimefighter of all.

The Batman has recently formed a team called the Outsiders and is working to train them. This is as a result of his resignation from the Justice League in a philosophical dispute over justice and the law.

POWERS AND WEAPONS

 

An incomparable athlete, far beyond Olympic level, the Batman is also a master of all known forms of physical combat, an unparalleled strategist and tactician, an expert in the art of disguise, and has been called by some the world’s greatest escape artist. His reasoning and deductive abilities are second to none.

The weapons in his arsenal against crime include items in the utility belt he wears around his waist, the sleek Batmobile, the Batplane, and the one-man Whirly-bat.

 

 

Links:

http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Wiki

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THE ROOSTER MUST DIE (2012)

DIRECTOR: Parag Sankhe PRODUCER: Debora Setnik
The Rooster Must Die is a gripping and funny short film that tells the story of a classic clash between traditional rural life and those who wish for a quieter and more suburban existence.

Inspired by the dramatic tousles between man and nature that characterised the iconic 1975 feature film Jaws, The Rooster Must Die focuses on what happens when a group of angry villagers join together to try and impose rule on a Rooster that is causing them all great distress.

When the village chairman comes under increasing pressure to find a solution he turns to Jack, a local hard man, who is very confident that he will have no problems in handling the irritating Cock.

Jack, however, soon learns that his enemy is considerably more cunning than the average chicken and when their plans for a quiet life go horribly wrong the villagers discover that an angry Rooster can wreak just as much havoc as a hungry shark.

Directed By: PARAG SANKHE
Written By: KENT FLAAGAN
Produced By: DEBORA SETNIK
Director Of Photography: YURI KRYLOV
Background Score: PHILIP APPLEBY

JACK: Laurence Pears
CHAIRMAN: Marcus Taylor
ELLEN: Denise Rocard
MARY: Lena Sandberg
HARRY: Marc Forde
DAVID: Jeffrey Mayhew

http://www.squareelephant.co.uk/rooster/

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