The Film Industry Is Terrified Of Vladimir Putin

Where are all the famous movies and documentaries about Putin's horrors, especially in Ukraine? Filmmakers are trying; the industry won't help.

Forbes 10 Dec 2022 2:42 am

The 50 best movies on Netflix right now (December 2022)

No need to be intimidated by the massive library of films on Netflix. We've searched through it all to bring you the best movies streaming on Netflix now.

Digital Trends 10 Dec 2022 1:30 am

Ayushmann Khurrana to star in Vicky Donor 2? Here's what the actor has to say

Ayushmann Khurrana is one of the most acclaimed actors in the Bollywood industry of the current generation. Over the years, the actor has shown different facets of his acting chops and taken on unconventional roles, setting the bar high for everyone. The actor has always tapped into movies that give a message to society. He is currently receiving rave reviews for his latest release, An Action Hero with Jaideep Alhawat. On Friday, the actor graced an event in which he opened up about the sequel to his debut movie, Vicky Donor.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 10:44 pm

Ishaan Khatter Says Bollywood's Formula of Making Movies Has Been 'Thwarted'

Released on November 4, Phone Bhoot failed to leave a mark at the box office and earned only a little over Rs 17 crores worldwide.

News18 9 Dec 2022 8:17 pm

'Cocaine Bear' and the New Age of Internet Movies

Films made for, or inspired by, the extremely online will invade the discourse in early 2023. Get ready for M3GAN, Cat Person, and an ursid on drugs.

Wired 9 Dec 2022 7:30 pm

'Bhai ki Chai': Your filmy cup of Tea in Hyderabad

Bollywood has a huge fan base in India and in foreign countries. We have seen many fans going to extreme measures for the actors they love. 'Bhai ki Chai' is a tea shop in Banjara hills, Hyderabad that is entirely based on the movies of Salman Khan. The food served here also bear unique names relating to the characters and movies played by the actor. Sahil, the owner of the shop says that he is a huge fan of Salman Khan.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 7:26 pm

6 Days to Go for Hindustan Zincs Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival

Business Wire India 6 days to go for Hindustan Zincs Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival The festivals curtain raiser ceremony showcased the entire line-up for the event which includes Farhan Akhtar, Papon & Raghu Dixit along with various other artists After the overwhelming response received by its previous editions, Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival, Indias biggest world music extravaganza, was launched the festival to the world on 9 th December with a poster launch. The event kickstarted the festival and announced the line-up for the festival starting from 16 th to 18 th December. The sixth edition of the festival in association with Rajasthan Tourism and Hindustan Zinc will witness the presence of over 100 renowned musicians, which is conceptualized by Seher. The underlying theme of Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival 2022 is Preservation and propagation of the forgotten musical instruments and traditions of Rajasthan where the festival will focus on showcasing Sarangi, to inspire younger generations to follow its legacy. Sarangi is a protected musical tradition by UNESCO. Speaking on the occasion Arun Misra, CEO Hindustan Zinc , This edition of the Udaipur Music Festival is special as we are coming back after the pandemic. It is the celebration of the resilience of the people in the country and what better way to do it than music. We are happy to continue our long-standing association with Rajasthan Tourism & Seher through this festival and we at Hindustan Zinc & Vedanta have always encouraged and supported art & culture. Through this platform, our aim is to make Udaipur the musical capital of India and this is just another step towards the same. The first day of the festival will witness Sarangi performance along with several celebrated artists at Gandhi Ground. Taking the folk tradition further, renowned singers like Jasleen Aulakh, Parvaaz from India will perform in the genres of folk, sufi and rock & world music. Along with this the night will also witness the performance of Abakorao, a Latin folk and pop music band from Colombia, Chile, Panama, Paraguay. The day will end with a performance of Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Sultan & Sanju famed singer, Papon. The second day will host artists like Nandini Shankar a well-known violinist form India, Bruno Loi and Jonathan Della Marianna, showcasing the Launeddas instrument from Italy at Manji Ka Ghat beating the chilly mornings of Udaipur. The afternoon stage at Fateh Sagar Pal will witness the musical tunes of Kamakshi Khanna from India and Katia Guerreiro, the eminent Fado singer from Portugal beating to the tunes of lake Fateh Sagar. The evening stage will witness the performance of Sarangi, followed by Blessing Bled Chimanga & Dreams from Zimbabwe and SENZA from Portugal. The last performances of the day will include the very popular The Raghu Dixit Project who has lent his voice in movies like Gully Boy, Chef, Codes and Habla De Mi En Presente, a high energy band from Spain. On the final day of the music festival will witness performances by Srijani Ghose from Australia at the morning stage. The afternoon stage at Fateh Sagar Pal will showcase different Indie-pop musicians like actor-singer-songwriter Anoushka Maskey, Sanjeeta Bhattacharya known Indie folk tunes and Aabha Hanjura. The evening stage will start with a hip hop & rap session by Naveen Koomar ft. Harjot Kaur and Vedang followed by India's premier Solo Percussive Acoustic Guitarist Dhruv Visvanath and the Electric Percussions Orchestra from France. The highlight of the final day will be Albaluna from Portugal and the singer-actor-producer Farhan Akhtar known for his famous tunes of Tum Ho Toh, Pichle Saat Dinon Mein, Atrangi Yaari and many more. Speaking of the event, Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director of Seher, said, We are excited to be back with the 6 th edition of Udaipur Music Festival. We look forward to hosting all the performing artists and giving a platform to fresh talent. We are proud to contribute towards the revival of forgotten musical instruments like Sarangi. We are sure this edition of the festival will be as enthralling and entertaining as the previous editions. As part of the Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival, Hindustan Zinc also introduced the Vedanta Talent Hunt an endeavour to provide a platform to amateur young musicians and encourage them to take their art further. About Hindustan Zinc Limited Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the worlds largest and Indias only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its headquarters at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and has ventured into green energy by setting upwind power plants. The Company is ranked 1st in Asia-Pacific for the fourth consecutive year and globally 3rd in S&P Global Corporate Responsibility Assessment in 2022 amongst Mining & Metal companies. Hindustan Zinc is a certified Water Positive Company and is the only Indian company to be recognised at the S&P Global Platts Metal Award 2022 and has won the two prestigious awards for Industry Leadership Award Base, Precious and Specialty Metals Award and Corporate Social Responsibility Award. The company takes pride in having some of the best-in-class people practices and employee-centric initiatives, which have certified Hindustan Zinc as Great Place to Work 2022, Company with Great Managers 2020 by People Business and the PeopleFirst HR Excellence Award. As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 1.4 million people in 234 villages 184 in Rajasthan, 34 in Uttarakhand and 16 villages in Gujarat. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about ~80% of the growing Zinc market in India. Learn more about Hindustan Zinc on - https://www.hzlindia.com/home/ and follow us on LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram for more updates.

BusinessWire India 9 Dec 2022 6:40 pm

'Physics Wallah' Trailer: Shriidhar Dubey and Radha Bhat starrer 'Physics Wallah' Official Trailer

'Physics Wallah' Trailer: Watch the Official Trailer from Hindi web movie 'Physics Wallah' starring Shriidhar Dubey, Radha Bhatt, Anuraag Arora and Anurag Thakur. 'Physics Wallah' web movie is directed by Abhishek Dhandharia. To know more about the 'Physics Wallah' trailer watch the video. Check out the latest Hindi trailers, new web movie trailers, trending Hindi web movie trailers, Dhanush movies, Indhuja movies, Prabhu movies, and Yogi Babu videos at ETimes - Times of India Entertainment.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 6:26 pm

Reviews of Emancipation and Blurr

Curated every week, this newsletter brings you all the latest news from the world of movies and streaming

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 6:13 pm

Kristen Stewart to lead Berlin film fest jury

The 32-year-old star of Spencer and the Twilight movies would lead the panel selecting the winners of the Golden and Silver Bear top prizes

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 6:05 pm

12 Tollywood actresses & their educational backgrounds

Hyderabad: South Indian film industry is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most popular film industries of India, thanks to the larger-than-life movies that manage to send ripples among audiences. Fans craze for south actors is so much so that they are eager to know each and every detail about their favorite star, both from Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 4:49 pm

Allu Arjun once said NO to work with Kareena Kapoor Khan, why?

Mumbai: Allu Arjun, who is fondly called Stylish Star or Iconic Star, is one such actor, who has proved his mettle not just in Telugu states, but all over the world with his regional movies. His last two blockbuster movies Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo and Pushpa: The Rise proves this fact. The actor has been a part Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Dec 2022 4:08 pm

I got a bit drunk with the twins: Toy Story 2s Lee Unkrich on his obsession with The Shining

In an extract from his forthcoming book, Unkrich explains how, aged 13, he first saw the film which would inspire a lifelong passion Are you OK? Is it too scary? We can leave if you need to It was May 1980. I was nearly 13 years old, sitting in an Ohio movie theatre with my mother watching Stanley Kubricks The Shining. She was right to be concerned; exactly two years earlier she had taken me to see Larry Cohens horror film It Lives Again his sequel to Its Alive and the experience had caused more than a year of traumatic, recurring nightmares. As a result, I had since avoided any scary movies (or even their trailers). So it was risky for her to take me to see another horror film that early summer evening. Little did she know that she was changing the course of my life. The Shining penetrated my psyche in a way I had never experienced, and it was intoxicating. Like Danny Torrance, I was an only child whose parents were entangled in a dysfunctional marriage. I also spent many hours home alone, my house filled with rich fodder for my imagination: a shadowy crawlspace, a statue of a little girl that I was certain was alive, and the insecurity and numb terror that comes from watching your parents marriage unravel. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Dec 2022 3:53 pm

Rashmika Mandanna's Pushpa Co-Star Dhananjay Slams Boycott Calls For Actress In Kannada Movies

Rashmika Mandanna faced backlash after she confessed that she had not watched Rishab Shetty's Kantara two days after the film's release.

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:29 pm

Shah Rukh Khan believes OTT is just a temporary phase; says, Cinema changes itself and then comes back

With the ongoing debate of how OTT has taken over movies, popular superstar Shah Rukh Khan decided to express his opinion on this subject. The actor recently was honored at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah and during the same; he spoke to the international news website Deadline about the comparison of OTT and films in theatres. He explained how he has seen several inventions take over films like VCR and television in his career spanning three decades but how they often only last for a temporary period of time as eventually cinema finds a way to pull crowds with the help of some experimentation. It is a known fact that Shah Rukh Khan has been in the entertainment industry for over thirty years. Starting his career as a television star, today, he is one of the biggest stars globally. Expressing his opinion in the OTT vs Theatre debate, he said, Cinema viewing is not going to shut down anytime soon because I have been through these phases, television coming in, oh nobodys watching movies, VCR coming in, Nobodys watching movies. Its been 32 years, I have seen it through. Yes, theres always a dent, there is a bit of a problem, but cinema changes itself and then comes back and invites people in hordes. He concluded by stating that eventually films find their true place and all platforms including OTT will continue to co-exist. He added, When you go to watch movies in a theatre, its an outing. Films and box office have got affected. Because of Covid-19, watching habits have changed. But I think it will all settle down and films will find their space at the box office. Some films will find space on streaming platforms, and some will stick to television. On the work front, Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up to return to the big screen after four years with the spy action drama Pathaan that also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in major roles. Directed by Siddharth Anand, and produced by Yash Raj Films, the film is a part of Aditya Chopras ambitious spy universe that also includes the famous Tiger series. The film is expected to release on January 25, 2023. Also Read : 10 Years Of Jab Tak Hai Jaan EXCLUSIVE: Sharib Hashmi reveals that Bhumi Pednekar took his audition; also says I really want to work with Shah Rukh Khan more. Lekin mauka hi nahin mil raha. Pata nahin kyun?

Bollywood Hungama 9 Dec 2022 3:18 pm

How The Emergence of OTT Changed The Face of Tamil Cinema

After theatres closed during the pandemic, the Tamil industry released 12 movies on OTT as part of a test to judge the OTT market.

News18 9 Dec 2022 3:16 pm

Michelle Yeoh to play Madame Morrible in Jon M. Chu's 'Wicked' movies

Chu's last directorial venture was the 2021 American musical drama film, 'In the Heights'.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 3:02 pm

Michelle Yeoh to play Madame Morrible in Wicked movies

The upcoming two-part film adaptation features Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba

The Hindu 9 Dec 2022 2:43 pm

'Macherla Niyojakavargam' Trailer: Nithiin, Krithi Shetty And Catherine Tresa Starrer 'Macherla Niyojakavargam' Official Trailer

'Macherla Niyojakavargam' Trailer: Watch the Official Trailer from Telugu web movie 'Macherla Niyojakavargam' starring Nithiin, Krithi Shetty and Catherine Tresa. To know more about the 'Macherla Niyojakavargam' trailer watch the video. Check out the latest Telugu trailers, new web movie trailers, trending Telugu web movie trailers, Nithiin movies, Krithi Shetty movies and Catherine Tresa videos at ETimes - Times of India Entertainment.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 2:27 pm

Faadu: A Love Story Review

Faadu: A Love Story looks like one of those old movies with a socialist bent that glorified honest poverty and looked down upon ambition and enterprise, notes Deepa Gahlot.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 12:54 pm

Janhvi Kapoor is the epitome of a beach babe as she enjoys the view of the waters of Maldives sporting a neon bikini

Holidays and winter in India unquestionably call for vacations. The greatest time to visit the beaches for languid, sun-drenched days is during the winter. Ice cold drinks, crystal-clear waves, and stylish beach accessories make for the ideal beach day! Janhvi Kapoor, who is now on holiday in the Maldives, is also providing a good example of beach attire. Janhvi Kapoor is a bonafide water baby. The actor frequently uses Instagram to provide brief glimpses into her carefree getaways, usually taken beachside and giving fans a peek into her world. She is leading the life she wants. She is obviously leaving her mark everywhere she goes, from the red carpet to the beach to the movies. What better way than the poolside to spend a relaxed back, pleasant time! Even if we might not be able to travel right now, it won't hurt to look at some peaceful vacation photos, huh? Actress Janhvi Kapoor is doing so as she spends her time in Maldives. The star has recently released new images of herself from Maldives relaxing on a net while watching the sunset while sporting a neon bikini. Her specific style consists of a solid neon triangle bikini that took things in a sensual direction. The star also shared a photo of her dishevelled hair, the limitless ocean, and the view from her cottage. She matched her high waist bottoms with her bikini. Sharing the pictures on Instagram on Friday, Janhvi wrote, Messy hair, iridescent skies, salty winds and an endless ocean. Her friend Orhan Awatramani reacted to her pics, saying, Mermaid hair dont care. Meanwhile, on work front, Janhvi was last seen in film Mili alongside Sunny Kaushal and Manoj pahwa. She will be next seen in Bawaal opposite Varun Dhawan and Mr.& Mrs. Mahi alongside Rajkummar Rao. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor (@janhvikapoor) Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor is extending seasons greetings to everyone while donning a black bodycon dress with sparkling accents

Bollywood Hungama 9 Dec 2022 12:43 pm

Tusshar Kapoor Fitness: Workout Regime & Diet Plan Of Tusshar Kapoor, Watch Video

We all love the character played by Tushar Kapoor in Golmaal, and apart from his character in Golmaal he has given many hit films. Apart from his famous character in movies he is also known for his fitness. This video is all about what Tusshar eats in a day and what exercises he does in order to keep himself fit. In conversation with Tusshar Kapoor, he told us about his fitness regime and what his diet looks like. Watch Video.

The HealthSite 9 Dec 2022 12:32 pm

Minnal Murali director Basil Joseph wins big at Asian Academy Awards 22, says proud to represent Malayalam movies globally

The director took to his Twitter account to express his joy and pride.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 11:08 am

Weekend Binge: 5 Kajol Movies To Watch If You Liked Salaam Venky

Kajol headlines Salaam Venky, directed by Revathi

NDTV 9 Dec 2022 10:46 am

The worst villain in the history of cinema, and please! Its not the Joker

As rightly said, cinema has no boundary, it is a ribbon of dreams. This makes it evident that movies in general, and their premise and characters, in particular, make an effective impact on the intellect of the audience. From depicting heroism to showcasing the dark villain, cinema especially Hollywood has catered to every bit. However, [] The post The worst villain in the history of cinema, and please! Its not the Joker appeared first on Tfipost.com .

TFIPOST 9 Dec 2022 10:37 am

Ram Gopal Varma's VIRAL video of kissing and licking actress Ashu Reddy's feet irks netizens, trolls attack RGV, call it 'Disgusted'

Ram Gopal Varma recently interviewed actress Ashu Reddy amid promotions of his upcoming film Dangerous. During the interview, the filmmaker kissed and licked her toes and a video clip of the same has surfaced on social media. Netizens have reacted to the video and heavily criticised RGV for his weird gesture towards Ashu. A user wrote Disgusted while another wrote What a shame. One of the netizens said, You dont have to do all this when you know how to make good movies. For more news and updates, stay tuned to ETimes.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 10:26 am

Ranbir Kapoor talks about his `disaster` films `Shamshera`, `Jagga Jasoos`

The songs, the dances. They love the movies, especially the Asian subcontinent. So it`s always great to get that love

Mid Day 9 Dec 2022 9:46 am

Films and Shows to watch this week. CHECK OUT!

Waiting for this week's releases.. Here's the list of all the movies and shows which are slated to be released on December 9 with important details like, where to watch them and what is the star cast.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 9:26 am

Love. Crime. Disaster: Your OTT Menu

Acclaimed movies, hit movies, social movies, star-studded movies, scary movies and shows galore, you certainly won't be starved for entertainment on OTT this week.

Rediff 9 Dec 2022 9:24 am

Farah Naaz the elder sister of Tabu ruled 80s, quit film industry and got married to Bindu Dara Singh

One of the most renowned and loved actresses of her time. She was born on December 9, 1968, in a Muslim family in Hyderabad. The actress used to be one of the heroines who ruled Bollywood in the 80-90s. The actress suddenly disappeared from the screen after getting married at the peak of her career. Farah Naaz was a star in her time, was considered a short-tempered, aggressive actress. Tabu is the younger sister of Farah. Farah Naaz Farah was married to Bindu Dara Singh. Farah was at the height of her career, she met Bindu Dara Singh, son of wrestler Dara Singh, on the sets of a film. There were reports that Farah was about to become a mother during that time, and hence both of them got married in 1996 against the wishes of the family members. Dara Singh wanted Farah to stay away from movies and cook at home. Farah stopped working under family pressure. Farah gave birth to son Fateh Randhawa in 1997, a year after their marriage. This relationship between the two lasted only a few years and got divorced in 2003. There is an interesting story about Farah, the actress is said to have beaten up actor Chunky Pandey on the sets of the film 'Kasam Vardi Ki'. Chunky always used to make lewd gestures by saying 'I am the man, so one day he made Farah made chunkey realize the woman's power. She beat him badly. Farah also slapped a producer present in the party. In fact, at JP Dutta's party, filmmaker Farooq Nadiadwala offered Farah a beer and they had a fight. Farah Naaz after Bindu got married to actor Sumeet Sehgal. Now Farah lives in Mumbai with her husband and son. Farah has changed a lot since then. On the career front, Farah Naaz started her film career in 1985 with 'Faasle'. He has worked with stars like Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Mithun, Govinda, Aamir Khan. During this, he did films like 'Naseeb Apna Apna', 'Yateem', 'Marte Dum Tak', 'Love 86' and 'Imandar'. His last film was 'Shikhar 2005'. Iss Baare Mein Baat Ki Hai, Malaika Arora on getting married again and having Kids with Arjun Kapoor Watch, Akshay Kumars first look as Shivaji from Marathi debut film Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat Indian Lockdown Boxoffice: The OTT release is HIT or Flop

News Track 9 Dec 2022 9:00 am

Loved 'Wednesday' on Netflix? Watch These Addams Family Movies and TV Shows

Put on your best black outfit. It's time for more of the ghoulish clan portrayed in the runaway Netflix hit.

NewsLookup 9 Dec 2022 6:40 am

Netflix: The 46 Absolute Best Movies to Watch

This weekend, catch Emily the Criminal and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.

NewsLookup 9 Dec 2022 6:33 am

Watch The Game Awards here at 7:30PM ET

Get ready for two and a half hours of game trailers, announcements, gameplay and maybe even a few award acceptance speeches. The ninth edition of The Game Awards is upon us. We'll be covering all the big news from tonight's event, which you can also watch live below starting at 7:30PM ET. Vying for the top prize of Game of the Year are God of War Ragarnok , Elden Ring , Horizon Forbidden West , Stray , A Plague Tale: Requiem and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 . God of War Ragarnok has the most nominations with 10, while Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West have seven each. Among the other notable nominees are Marvel Snap, Immortality, Scorn, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Splatoon 3, Tunic, Cult of the Lamb, Sifu, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, MultiVersus, Vampire Survivors, Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2. There's a new category this year called Best Adaptation, which recognizes TV shows, movies, podcasts, comic books and books that are based on games. Arcane: League of Legends , Cyberpunk: Edgerunners , The Cuphead Show! , Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Uncharted are the inaugural competitors. While most of the awards are about honoring the past year in games, the ceremony looks toward the future with fresh reveals. You can expect news on dozens of games and expansions, including Among Us , Baldur's Gate 3 , Destiny 2: Lightfall , Star Wars Jedi: Survivor , Tekken 8 and lots more we don't yet know about. In addition to usual suspects YouTube and Twitch , the event will stream on dozens of other platforms. As a reminder, if you watch via Steam TV and you're eligible to win, you might get lucky and score a free Steam Deck. Valve is giving one away for every minute that the show runs. Otherwise, you can catch the livestream in glorious 4K right here:

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 3:30 am

The 20 best Christmas movies of all time, ranked (from 'Home Alone' to 'Die Hard')

Love Macaulay Culkin in 'Home Alone'? Dig Bill Murray in 'Scrooged'? We're ranking the 20 best Christmas movies, from 'Elf' to 'Happiest Season.'

USA Today 9 Dec 2022 2:18 am

Peacock TV Free Trial: Stream as much as you want for free

Peacock, NBC's online streaming app, is a cheap way to stream new and classic shows, movies, and even live TV. But is there a Peacock TV free trial? Read on.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 11:48 pm

New movies this week: Watch Brendan Fraser in 'The Whale,' stream Guillermo del Toro's 'Pinocchio'

New movies streaming or in theaters this weekend: Brendan Fraser has a standout role in 'The Whale, and Guillermo del Toro takes on 'Pinocchio.'

USA Today 8 Dec 2022 11:00 pm

Christmas movies for kids: A guide to 100+ family films to stream this holiday season

Get into the Christmas spirit with these family friendly holiday movies. Here is a list of over 100+ options to stream on Netflix and more with your kids.

USA Today 8 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

90+ popular Christmas movies to watch this holiday season on Netflix, Hulu and more

The 2022 holiday season is here! See what Christmas movies are streaming just in time for the holidays, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more.

USA Today 8 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

IFFK highlights: Silent films with live piano, 32 female directors, LGBTQIA+ narratives

IFFK The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will be held between December 9 and 16, across various theatres in Keralas Thiruvananthapuram. Cris Delegates have fun at the previous edition of IFFK On December 7, a Wednesday, there are just a few odd people hovering around the make-shift film festival offices at the Tagore Theatre. A vast campus placed at an enviable spot in Thiruvananthapuram, the premise will turn into a whole different place in the next two days. December 9 is the first day of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which will be held across different venues in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram. Owing to COVID-19 the last two editions suffered delayed schedules, making this the second fest to happen in a year. But going back to its routine, the IFFK is ready to welcome 12,000 and more delegates into its fold this December. It was not easy, says the new artistic director of the festival, Deepika Suseelan. We had only two and a half months in all to do the whole programme. By that, she means everything from inviting entries to selecting movies to fixing a jury and accommodating the guests. The last IFFK, held in March this year, was handled by renowned film editor Bina Paul Venugopal, a veteran in overseeing the IFFK, having been the artistic director for most of its 27 editions. Deepika, with her experience of handling three back-back-back IFFIs (International Film Festival of India), which happens in Goa every November, and an edition of the IFFK in 2014, says it is a misconception that all the selection is done from the movies sent in applications. Only the Indian and Malayalam cinema sections come through applications. But the majority of the world cinema and competition films are chosen after a lot of research, scouting through previous festivals, using contacts, and convincing those who are little reachable to come, she says. Deepika Suseelan She is glad that many big names could make it despite the last-minute planning. Bela Tarr, a legendary filmmaker from Hungary, is one of the people who agreed to come despite health issues. He will be receiving thelifetime achievement award this year, and six of his films have been included in a package charmingly titled, The Melancholy Worlds of Bela Tarr. This is a filmmaker who began with ordinary films for ordinary people and then fell into stories of pessimism. Silent films with piano and Serbian masterpieces Another promising package is the series of silent films in two different sections. One of these is coming with live piano, by Jonny Best, resident pianist at the BFI Southbank, a cinema house in the UK. It will begin with the screening of the German horror film, Nosferatu, a straight-off-the-coffin vampire film from a hundred years ago, made by the legendary FM Murnau. Murnau, who died in 1931, has a separate package, apart from Jonny's five. Poster of Nosferato/ IFFK It is also new to IFFK that Serbia becomes the country of focus this time. At a fest that mostly focuses on films from Latin America, Asia, and African countries each year, the newest and best works from a different nation become a highlight every year. Serbia as a country of focus has not been done before. Neither were Serbian films chosen for any recent big film festivals. And the IFFK is a festival that always initiates things. Films like the Working Class Heroes from Serbia blow you away. We have also included four of Emir Kusturicas movies, Deepika says. Emir, a maestro from Serbia, is known for telling stories of people from the margins. 32 films by women filmmakers There are 32 films by female directors in a fest that features more than 185 movies from 17 countries. That was not a planned move, Deepika says. The only consideration came in reaching out to as many women filmmakers as possible to bring their works to the decision table, she adds. After that, there is no special consideration and no woman filmmaker demands it. They make great films. As a rule, I dont look at the filmmaker's name while watching films and taking a call, so there is no bias. I was amazed when 32 names came to the final list. You should watch films like Night Siren, written by a woman and directed by another. It is just wonderful. On the other hand, I was surprised to see that a film like A room of my own was done by a male filmmaker, she says. Unruly, by Danish filmmaker Malou Reymann, is among the 32 films by women directors Of the movies she mentions, Night Siren is a horror drama about a Slovakian woman who goes back to her hometown to solve the mysteries of her childhood, while A Room of my own is a Georgian film about a woman who rents a room from another and discovers what it is like to be free. LGBTQIA+ centric films As always, 14 films are in the competition category, two of these in Malayalam, and another two from other Indian languages. Lijo Jose Pellisserys first Mammootty film, Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam, will have its premiere while Mahesh Narayanans Ariyippu, which has already been to festivals, will feature in the competition category. A Manipuri film called Our Home and a Hindi film called A place of our own are the other Indian films in competition. The latter is about the struggle of two transgender persons in finding a home. The fest includes quite a few films on the LGBTQIA+ community. Deepika mentions Paloma, a Brazillian film about a transexual woman who decides to get married in a church, and Lord of the Ants, a biopic on Italian poet and playwright Aldo Braibanti, who was jailed in 1968 under an anti-gay law. Lord of the Ants Two categories celebrating golden jubilees are one for Adoor Gopalakrishnans Swayamvaram, and another is a retrospective for American scriptwriter Paul Schrader. Ninety-three-year-old Alejandro Jodorowsky, making Chilean-French avant-garde films, also gets a package. Read: Legacy of Adoors debut film Swayamvaram lives on 50 years since its release Special screenings including restored classics last editions Kummatty still lingers in the mind auteur odes, and the midnight screening of a horror film (an Indonesian one, aptly titled Satans Slaves), are all to look forward to. The only thing left to decide is the guest for the opening day, December 9. Sadly, Mahnaz Mohammadi, the Iranian filmmaker who was declared the winner of IFFKs Spirit of Cinema award, cannot make it. The opening film is however fixed a French feature titled Tori and Lokita, from the Dardenne brothers. Deepika says it is unlike their usually slow-paced films on a big canvas. This is a shorter canvas and a more paced one. Quite a few cute and fun-to-watch films are there, she promises. The IFFK ends on December 16.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 7:57 pm

Dharmendra Birthday Special: Dharma Productions releases his LOOK from Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

Today, veteran actor Dharmendra turned a year older and the star celebrated his special day with his family, fans, and media. While fans across the globe celebrated his special day, Dharma production house decided to do something special for the birthday boy. Readers may be aware that Dharmendra will be seen in a key role in the Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt starrer Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani , directed by Karan Johar. The makers decided to give fans a sneak peek into the actors avatar in the film. The official Instagram page of Dharma Productions posted a series of photos of Dharmendra from Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani which includes a photo of him in a maroon sweater, another photo of him smiling away in a black trench coat of sorts as he sports mufflers in both the looks. The third photo is that of an intense discussion that Karan Johar seems to be having with Dharmendra as the latter is seated on a wheel chair on the sets of the film. Along with these, the production house also captioned the photos with a lovely message saying, You personify kindness & all things positive @aapkadharam! #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahani family is only complete with you! Happy birthday Dharamji! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dharma Productions (@dharmamovies) Besides this, the production house also dedicated another special post for the birthday of Dharmendra saying, Hes an actor. A supernova. A legend. Happy birthday @aapkadharam! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dharma Productions (@dharmamovies) On the other hand, sharing the same BTS photos of the birthday boy on his Instagram handle, the director-producer Karan Johar also posted a lovely message on this special day saying, Happy Birthday to a mega star with the kindest heart and the warmest aura its been an honour, pleasure and privilege to direct you Dharamji. @aapkadharam you are a blessing to our film #rockyaurranikipremkahani Coming to the film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani , the Ranveer Singh starrer was expected to hit the big screens in February but was later pushed further after Alia Bhatt announced her maternity break. While the film has already been completed, it is being said some finishing touches are still pending. The romantic drama also stars yesteryear actresses like Shabana Azmi and Jaya Bachchan. Also Read : Dharmendra roped in for Sriram Raghavans IKKIS, also stars Amitabh Bachchans grandson Agastya Nanda

Bollywood Hungama 8 Dec 2022 7:43 pm

Agent Tina, Yashoda, Jaya Jaya Hey: How women in action roles have evolved on screen

Cinema Actors like Vasanthi, Samantha, Regina, and Darshana have recently featured in action sequences, designing a new imagination of women who fight on screen. Saradha U Facebook, Instagram/ Darshana Rajendran, Raaj Kamal International Films, Sridevi Movies A woman actor in a supporting role, who is not a known face in Tamil cinema, stealing the show in a tautly strung and gripping stunt sequence, is hardly what we expect to see in a multi-starrer movie featuring bigwigs like Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the lead. Nested in the second half of the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial Vikram (2022), there is an unpredictable action sequence where the makers disclose that the woman who played Valiamma, the domestic worker in the initial part of the movie is actually a secret agent who saves the members of the family, much like Kamals titular Vikram. It is revealed that the woman who went from being the understanding akka (elder sister) in the household to a black-ops officer fighting a group of men and hacking some of them to death with a fork, is Agent Tina. Not only did the scene open to astounding applause in theatres, but the actor also managed to upstage actor Kamal Haasan in the scene. The role was played by Vasanthi, who assisted dance master Dinesh before her debut in Vikram. In the media interactions that were held post the release of the film, director Lokesh Kanagaraj revealed that the idea of introducing a female secret agent halfway through the film was a part of the script since its inception. Interestingly, a few Telugu and Malayalam films from recent times have become part of this trend and have also opted to introduce fight sequences featuring women actors as a twist. This is new to South Indian commercial entertainers and specifically to Kollywood a welcome departure considering that physically demanding action roles have been conventionally assigned to men. It is also worth noting that even in our collective imagination, the act of a woman engaging in a physical tussle is not normalised, and is perceived as a rarity. Audiences are caught by surprise while seeing a woman fight, on-screen or otherwise, only because they are unfortunately thin on the ground. However, one cannot help but wonder whether, in the case of Lokesh Kangarajs Vikram, it was also the lack of well-written roles for other women actors appearing on screen (Gayathrie and Fahadhs infantile baby-baby romance, an unfunny montage featuring Vijay Sethupathi and his three wives, and Swathishta Krishnan as the seemingly unwitting mother) that left viewers astonished during the Agent Tina reveal. As opposed to usual fight sequences in Indian cinema which are known for the grandeur and humongous scale in which they are shot, a number of films in recent times, especially the ones featuring women in action roles, have taken a more grounded and realistic approach. Flurries of slo-mo punches and swashbuckling stunts have been replaced with physically grueling sequences grounded in gritty realism. Read: Vikram review: Kamal, Fahadh and Vijay Sethupathi film is action all the way Not just for kicks: When women fight on screen Women appearing in more action-based roles has contributed to the evolving nature of action choreography. There is more emphasis on the stunt direction falling in line with the plotlines and characters on screen, rather than amplifying the hero or the lead male actor through the stunts. In Darshana Rajendran and Basil Josephs recent Malayalam movie Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey which was released in October this year, the fight put up by Jaya (Darshana Rajendran), a victim of domestic abuse against her husband Rajesh played by Basil Joseph (who is the abuser), is not just metaphorical but also takes shape when she engages in a physical brawl with him. In a hilarious role reversal, Jaya, who is slapped by Rajesh frequently, stands up against him. Speaking about how the fight sequences were crafted in the black-comedy film, Darshana Rajendran said in an earlier interview with TNM, I trained in Taekwondo for two months, only for the film. I had nothing to do with martial arts before. The training wasnt actually that much but cinema aids you in ways that sometimes you are also amazed by. It looked like a lot of stunts because we had proper stunt choreographers, the camera crew, etc. she said. The technical crew included Johnkutty as the editor, Felix Fukuyoshi Ruwwe as the action director, and Bablu Aju as the cinematographer. Watch: The stunts of Jaya Hey were real: Deleted scenes from Darshana-Basil interview Read: Alias Badru to Darshanas Jaya: Domestic abuse victims are finding a voice in cinema In the web series Family Man 2 which premiered on Amazon Prime Video last year, Samantha plays Raji, a highly skilled rebel operative with LTTE. The visual grammar of the stunts greatly vary depending on Rajis emotional arc. In the introductory episodes of the series, Raji is groped by a creep commuting on the bus. It happens at a time when Raji stays under the radar and works in a factory in Tamil Nadu. She suffers in silence so as to not draw any attention to herself. However, when the harassment persists and when the man stalks her, she ferociously fights him. A few whacks and punches later, we see the perpetrator laying on the ground, having sustained severe injuries. Raji is more unfazed and swift in a foot chase scene involving interconnected shots and intricate stunt choreography where she is followed by a team of intelligence officers and cops. The action choreography in Yashoda, Samanthas latest film which was released last month, also took the realistic route. Yannick Ben who was on board as the stunt choreographer for Yashoda says, Usually, the task is to follow the vision of the director and bring it to life. In this film, Samantha plays a pregnant woman. So we had to be careful while showing how she moves or attacks because a pregnant woman will also have to care about the baby. Yannick, who also choreographed the stunts for The Family Man 2, notes that the actors commitment to her fitness regime made the job easier for his team. Samantha had been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Myositis at the time of the shoot. But she is very committed and meticulously exercises. She is also naturally good with fight scenes, he says. Read: Yashoda review: Samantha is great in a thriller suffering from male gaze Nivedha Thomas and Regina Cassandras Telugu film Saakini Daakini which was released earlier this year, tracks the story of two rivals-turned-friends Shalini and Damini from the police academy, taking charge of a police investigation to expose a human trafficking racket. Halfway through the film, we find a hilarious quarrel set in a restaurant, between the two leads and a gang involved in human trafficking. There are beards catching on fire, ponytails being snatched and heads smashing against tables in this berserk yet hilarious scene from the action entertainer. This sequence stands out in comparison to the over-the-top and dramatic stunt work that plays out in the climax but actor Regina Cassandra tells TNM that they added layers to the script in their own ways. It is the remake of an action comedy Korean film Midnight Runners. The film having fight sequences and the film showing two women in such a light made me more eager to do it. It is a commercial film at the end of the day, so it is not too dark or is not on the face when it comes to promoting the idea of women fighting, but that is the underlying theme, she says. Regina also adds that both the actors trained in Jujutsu for a few months to get the basics right. Women are expected to dance and sing, not fight The reason behind films featuring women actors having a more grounded and realistic approach towards stunt work perhaps has to do with the fact that more often than not, filmmakers cast women actors in action roles only when it is absolutely essential for the script. The high-octane actioners listed in the filmography of leading men in cinema are a testament to the fact that the same cannot be said about their female counterparts. In fact, some of the male stars even have specific stunts and moves that are repeatedly used in movies owing to their high recall value. I have done a number of action roles because it suits my physique and seems to go with my personality, but it is not the norm. We expect women actors to be trained in dance or music, and the heroes to be trained in martial arts or its equivalent. So it really comes down to how a filmmaker wants to portray the actor, Regina says. The actor who has also had a fair share of stunts in other films points out that it is an area that requires more focus. The stunt team usually consists of men. Unless they consciously make an effort to think about how a woman would fight or consider the psychology of fighting itself, the choreography would only mirror how men fight. We dont have a female stunt assistant even if the lead actor is training in stunts, A lot of stunts we see in movies result from emulating the stunt performances of men. A few stunt choreographers tell TNM that women stunt choreographers are unheard of, as far as south Indian movies are concerned. Yannicks opinion differs on the subject. Gender does not matter while choreographing a fight scene. Wed have to understand who the character is and the level of expertise they demonstrate in the film, Yannick remarks. In a number of films in the past, the male gaze seems to have manifested itself cinematically, not only through the action choreography but also through the costume choices and cinematography in films featuring women in stunt sequences. Unlike the aforementioned films, women superhero characters such as DCs Wonder Woman have been hypersexualised. This is exemplified by the logic-defying choice of clothes blue star-covered shorts, and a red bustier top donned by the actor playing the titular role in the 1975 Television series Wonder Woman. While any actor appearing in an action role, regardless of their gender, would be expected to look the part, we only see sleek women conforming to conventional beauty norms in action roles. In some cases, Gothic fashion has been the go-to choice. However, Regina also says, I have played a cop in a film where I was required to fight. The costumes were very similar to the ones worn by men because we found that even in real life, women cops avoid wearing clothes that are traditionally feminine, to avoid standing out and in order to survive in a male-dominated industry. So perhaps some of these depictions mirror reality, the actor observes. Nevertheless, with the success of recent films like Everything Everywhere All At Once globally, and movies like Yashoda and Vikram that are closer to home, both Regina and Yannick are hopeful about seeing more women actors in action roles in the future. We had actors like Vijayashanthi who specialised in stunts. Ultimately it boils down to commercial viability. With the success of so many Hollywood films as well as more movies closer to home in recent times, we can be optimistic about seeing more roles along similar lines, Regina observes. Read: Prithviraj in Aadujeevitham to Rajisha in June: Actors intensive fitness training

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 5:45 pm

Filmmaker Don Palathara lists what not to miss at Keralas IFFK

IFFK As part of the International Film Festival of Kerala, films from across the world will be screened simultaneously on fourteen screens in Thiruvananthapuram from December 9 to 16. Don Palathara A still from the Lav Diaz film 'When The Waves are Gone' The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is a mammoth event, not only in terms of the number of attendees, but also the number of films screened there each year. Films from across the world will be screened simultaneously on fourteen screens in Keralas capital city of Thiruvananthapuram for six days, excluding the opening and closing days. The 27th edition of the festival, scheduled to be held from December 9 to 16, is special to me for several reasons. Even though I am attending the festival with a professional obligation, many of the films being screened this time are from filmmakers whose works I admire and look up to. By now, I have realised from past experience that it is better to have a plan in place while approaching the festival, in order not to miss out on some gems. So here goes my schedule: Day 1: On the 9th of December, I wish to watch the festivals opening film Tori and Lokita by Dardenne brothers. This film won the Cannes 75th Anniversary Award, its prolific director duo Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne known for their unique style and exploration of socio-political themes. Day 2: The most important attraction of this edition of the IFFK is the several retrospectives its catering. As part of the retrospective on Paul Schrader, The Last Temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese will be screened in Kairali. But at the same time, there will be Bela Tarrs Family Nest playing in the New Theatre for the retrospective on the Hungarian master of slow cinema. Three great silent films by German pioneer F W Murnau are also available on the same day. Locarno award nominee Ariyippu by Mahesh Narayanan will have its Indian Premiere in the Tagore Theatre at 2.30 pm. Filipino master Lav Diazs latest film When The Waves are Gone is another film that cannot be missed before going to bed on Friday night. Day 3:Along with the films of Murnau and Tarr, Iranian auteur Jafar Panahis No Bears is something most cinephiles would be looking out for. Emir Kusturicas 1998 film Black Cat, White Cat will be screened as part of the retrospective on the Serbian filmmaker, who is immensely loved by Malayali cinephiles. The most confusing time during this entire festival would be around 6 pm on Day 3, as there are so many films to choose from. Mia Hansen-Loves One Fine Morning, Ulrich Seidls Rimini, Hong Sang-soos The Novelists Film, R.M.N. by Cristian Mungiu, and Carl Theodor Dreyers The Parsons Widow are all screening at the same time. Mia Hansen-Love has been showcased at the IFFK before, her most recent one being Bergman Island. Ulrich Seidl, the maker of the Paradise trilogy, has consistently been good at juxtaposing religion and dark humour. Hong Sang-soo, popular for his simple films exploring complex ideas, is often compared to Ozu. Cristian Mungiu has made some provocative films in the past, so it would be interesting to see what he has to offer too. But, as this is a rare opportunity to experience a Dreyer film on the big screen, I might eventually choose The Parsons Widow. Scorseses Taxi Driver, German expressionist masterpiece Nosferatu, Claire Deniss new film Both Sides of the Blade, and Darren Aronofskys The Whale, which is already popular for Brendan Frasers astounding performance, are also screening on the same day. With all these great choices, I suppose this would be the most exhausting day for film lovers. Day 4:Another gem from the silent era, Foolish Wives by Erich von Stroheim accompanied by live music, Schraders Master Gardener and Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters, the prolific Hong Sang-soos Walk Up, and jury member Alvaro Brechners A Twelve-Year Night are the films I look forward to on the 12th of December. A midnight screening of horror film Satans Slaves happens at Nishagandhi. An interesting clash between Adoor Gopalakrishnans Swayamvaram and restored version of G Aravindans Thampu will also be happening in the evening. Read: Legacy of Adoors debut film Swayamvaram lives on 50 years since its release Day 5: The 1964 Band of Outsiders, directed by Jean Luc Godard who was awarded a lifetime achievement award in the 2020 IFFK, can be viewed at Sree Padmanabha. Day 5s Murnau film is Tabu: A Story of the South Seas. Tarrs Werckmeister Harmonies, The Phantom Carriage by Victor Sjostrom, second screenings of several interesting films including Taxi Driver, The Whale, and movies by Mia Hansen-Love and Panahi are all the attractions of December 13. Day 6: Several films are having their final screenings on this day, including Liv Diazs When the Waves are Gone, Krzysztof Zanussis The Perfect Number, and Park Chan-Wooks Decision to Leave. Lijo Jose Pellisserys Mammootty starrer Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam and Mahesh Narayanans Ariyippu are also doing their final screenings according to the schedule. One will be forced to choose between surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowskys The Holy Mountain and Emir Kusturicas Promise Me This for the night show. Day 7:Russian master Aleksander Sokurovs new film Fairytale will have its second show at the festival in Kalabhavan at 9.30 am. At the same time, First Reformed by Paul Schrader and Palme dOr winner Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund are also playing. I would rather be at the Tagore theatre for the lecture by Bela Tarr at 11.30 am than for any film. At the same time, The Man From London by Tarr will be played in Nila. It will be ones last chance to watch Jodorowskys The Dance of Reality, Kusturicas Life is a Miracle and Underground, Padmarajans Oridathoru Phayalvan, Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda, and Rimini by Seidl on Day 7. Day 8: As the closing day, 16th of December is not providing a lot of options to cinephiles, except for the final shows of Hong Sang-soos The Novelists Film, Kusturicas Promise Me This, and Panahis No Bears. There can be a lot of great films I have missed out, either due to my lack of knowledge or personal biases. I dont particularly enjoy the films of Kusturica or Jodorowsky personally, but I think it is still important to mention them in this list. The criteria for preparing this watchlist was not to find the films that would resonate with my personal taste, but to approach the festival as a film student. Don Palathara is a critically acclaimed film director and screenwriter from Kerala. The views expressed are the authors own.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 3:47 pm

Movies Discussion Thread V1: Ratings and Opinions

Hi guys , I am making this thread so that we digitians can put the names of those movies , which we believe are good and worth watching by all. So lets start it , so that all can watch good movies.Format: Movie Name: Language: Genre:[SIZE=-1]such as thriller, comedy, action, horror. Here I begin: [/SIZE]Movie Name:[SIZE=-1]Swordfish[/SIZE] Language:English Genre:[SIZE=-1] Hacking stuff/thriller. [/SIZE][SIZE=-1] [/SIZE]

Digit 8 Dec 2022 3:46 pm

Nandita Dass Zwigato to premiere at International Film Festival of Kerala

Cinema The film had its international premiere at the 47th Toronto International film festival in September this year. PTI Twitter/ Applause Entertainment The film Zwigato, directed by Nandita Das, will be premiering in India at the 27th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). The makers shared the update with fans on Thursday, December 8. Set in Bhubaneswar, the film starring Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami, will open the gala's Kaleidoscope section. It will have screenings on December 10 and December 13. Sharing the announcement, Applause Entertainment, the production banner that produced Zwigato, wrote on Twitter, An exciting delivery is on its way! After soaring high at Toronto & Busan, we are thrilled to share that our film 'Zwigato' helmed by Nandita Das, starring Kapil Sharma & Shahana Goswami, is all set to premiere in India at the International Film Festival of Kerala. They also added, Selected as the opening film in the festivals Kaleidoscope section, the film will be screened on the 10th and 13th of December. Co-produced by Nandita Das Initiatives, the movie features Kapil Sharma as a food delivery executive exploring the world of the gig economy. Shahana Goswami stars as his wife, a homemaker, who takes up a job for the first time to support the familly. Zwigato had its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in September, followed by Asian premiere at the 27th Busan International Film Festival in October this year. The upcoming edition of the IFFK will showcase 184 movies from around 70 countries across 15 theatres in Thiruvananthapuram. The festival is scheduled to be held from December 9 to December 16. An exciting delivery is on its way! After soaring high at Toronto & Busan, we are thrilled to share that our film 'Zwigato' helmed by Nandita Das, starring Kapil Sharma & Shahana Goswami, is all set to premiere in India at the International Film Festival of Kerala. pic.twitter.com/lzGXxfFT4y Applause Entertainment (@ApplauseSocial) December 8, 2022

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 3:19 pm

Why Cobra Kai series proves that all movies are directors playthings

In this chaotic world, it has been a tendency of humans to put others in some bracket or the other. But judging the world with the binary system of good and evil is a flawed concept. Except for those who arent humans, every good person has a trace of evil and vice-versa. However, the majority [] The post Why Cobra Kai series proves that all movies are directors playthings appeared first on Tfipost.com .

TFIPOST 8 Dec 2022 2:37 pm

OTT Movies and Web series this weekend (Dec 9): Kantara (Hindi), Yashoda, Doctor G, Blurr & others

New OTT movies and web series are here to add a dose of entertainment to your weekend. From Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Yashoda, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh's Doctor G to Rishabh Shetty's Kantara in Hindi; many films that made a mark at the box office are now releasing on various OTT platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, Sony LIV, Zee5, Voot Select and others. On the other hand, new movies and web shows like Taapsee Pannu's Blurr and Randeep Hooda's CAT are also making its way to watch online. So grab your favorite snacks and get set for a movie marathon this weekend.

India TV 8 Dec 2022 1:08 pm

Jennifer Lawrence roasted for claiming she was 1st woman action lead in Hunger Games

LOS ANGELES: Jennifer Lawrence, a Hollywood actress, has come under fire for saying there has never been a female action movie lead before her. I remember when I was doing 'Hunger Games,' nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn't work - because we were told girls and boys can both identity with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead, actress Viola Davis said in an interview for Variety's Actors on Actors about female action heroes. She said: And every time one of those movies comes out, it just makes me so pleased because it disproves all of those myths and shows that they were all made up to exclude specific groups from the movies. to maintain certain individuals in their current roles. As The Black List publisher Franklin Leonard responded to the interview on Twitter by saying: It is incorrect that no one has ever put a woman in an action movie until Jennifer Lawrence in 'Hunger Games,' many people immediately disagreed with Lawrence. Lawrence compared Hunger Games to Davis' most recent film, The Woman King, and said, And it just makes me so pleased every single time I see a movie come out that just breaks through every one of those beliefs and exposes that it is simply a lie to keep certain people out of the movies. To maintain particular individuals in their current roles. Idina Menzel's Former-boyfriend almost abandoned her in Paris Hollywood Actress Anne Heche is now in coma after car crash Jenna Ortega draws flak after revealing she filmed..Read more

News Track 8 Dec 2022 11:54 am

After Samantha Ruth Prabhu diagnosed with rare autoimmune disease, 'What is Myositis' among most searched queries on Google

As the year 2022 is ending in a few weeks, Google has released the most searched list of the year from movies to people to news events to sports. And Samantha Ruth Prabhu had the internet search for what is Myositis. In October Sam revealed that she was battling rare autoimmune condition called Myositis and then the search went so high that the query featured in the top 10 what is list of Google. At the top spot was What is Agneepath Scheme? and on the 10th spot was What is myositis? For more news and updates stay tuned to Etimes.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 11:47 am

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2' Trailer: Dee Bradley Baker and Michelle Ang starrer ''Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2' Official Trailer

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2' Trailer: Watch the Official Trailer from English web series 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2' starring Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang, Rhea Perlman and Noshir Dalal. To know more about the 'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2' trailer watch the video. Check out the latest English trailers, new web series trailers, trending English web series trailers, Dee Bradley Baker movies, Michelle Ang movies, Rhea Perlman movies, and Noshir Dalal videos at ETimes - Times of India Entertainment.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 11:47 am

Jake Gyllenhaal in talks to star in murder mystery series 'Presumed Innocent' byApple TV+

Gyllenhaal, star of movies like Donnie Darko, odiac and Brokeback Mountain, was most recently seen in the Antoine Fuqua film The Guilty.

The New Indian Express 8 Dec 2022 10:54 am

On Dharmendra's 87th Birthday, Binge Watch These 4 Iconic Jai-Veeru Movies

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DHARMENDRA: Dharmendra started his acting career in the year 1960. He broke the records by giving 49 big hit films, which could be the highest ever for an actor.

News18 8 Dec 2022 10:40 am

What more can I ask from my Bollywood debut?:Bagavathi Perumal

Bagavathi Perumal talks about his Bollywood debut, Monica, O My Darling, his much-appreciated role in Super Deluxe, and how he balances his need for money with his taste in the movies

The New Indian Express 8 Dec 2022 9:20 am

Kartik Aaryan says he had 'self-belief' after being ousted from Dostana 2; knew Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 would work well

Actor Kartik Aaryan and filmmaker Karan Johar's fallout was widely reported when the former was ousted from Dostana 2 for professional reasons. But, the actor says that he had self-belief while many doubted his potential and even that Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 may not work. When asked whether the fallout affected him, the actor interrupted and said, Yes, but I had a lot of self-belief. I said to myself that I would let my work do the talking, he told E-Times in an interview. He dded, I knew that Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 would open the theatres wide. I decided to promote Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 maximum. There were constraints on the budget due to COVID days then, but I went ahead. It was being widely said that I wont be able to do Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 well enough. Here, I was being directly doubted. In my heart of hearts, however, I knew that this movie will work and bring the public back to the theatres and I had told this to Kumar Mangat. I knew that I would be able to do it in my way and take this film to a high level, he shared. Last year, rumours were rife about Kartiks unprofessional behaviour. At the time, Dharma Productions released an official statement saying they won't be working with Kartik Aaryan and that they would announce the new cast. Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence - we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed by Collin DCunha. Please wait for the official announcement soon, it read. In the same interview, when asked if he has a list of filmmakers he wants to work with, Kartik added, Haan, har koi chahta hai ki aap sirf unke liye maximum kam kare. But I want to be everyones favourite. See, I cannot do small talk. I cannot please people by doing chit-chats. I dont have anybody in my list whom I dont want to work with. Kisiko aisa lagna bhi nahi chahiye kyunki aisa hai hi nahi. Abhi saamne kisiko kaisa bhi feel ho ya na ho. Luv Ranjan sir has done 4 movies with me, Sajid Nadiadwala sir has done 2, makers are repeating me. I am in happy space. Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan was most recently seen in Freddy which released on Disney+ Hotstar. He will next star in Shehzada with Kriti Sanon. ALSO READ: Kartik Aaryan and Rohit Shetty come together for the FIRST time in an unusual way

Bollywood Hungama 8 Dec 2022 9:17 am

Avatar 2 Advance Booking: The Way of Water breaks records, James Cameron's film beats Marvel movies

Avatar 2 Advance Booking: James Cameron's directorial Avatar: The Way of Water is all set to end the box office year with a bang. Even before its release, the film is soaring high than most...

India TV 8 Dec 2022 6:44 am

The Best New Movies And Shows On Netflix Today: December 7, 2022

Here are the best new movies and shows available on Netflix today.

Forbes 8 Dec 2022 5:11 am

5 movies to watch if you liked Violent Night

David Harbour's Violent Night might leave audiences wanting more of that classic Christmas rush, and these films will surely scratch that particular itch.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 4:31 am

The 10 most popular movies on Netflix right now

Did Brad Pitt make a dent on the charts with Bullet Train? Keep reading to find out Netflix's 10 most-watched movies in the U.S. from the past week.

Digital Trends 8 Dec 2022 2:36 am

The best action movies on Netflix right now (December 2022)

It's getting colder outside, but the action is just heating up on Netflix! Here's our roundup of all the best action movies on the platform.

NewsLookup 8 Dec 2022 2:30 am

OTT companies are spending more on original shows

In April, Amazon Prime stated that it will double down on content investments in India with plans to launch more than 40 new titles across series and movies in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The platform's content plans are on track.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 12:35 am

Tour through the greatest movies of all time

Every ten years since 1952, Sight and Sound, a British film magazine, has Tags: movies , New York Times , poll , Sight and Sound

FlowingData 7 Dec 2022 11:09 pm

Crown Prince will remain a playboy: Annamalais jibe at Tamil Nadu CM Stalins son

BJP leader K Annamalai hit out at the DMK government and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, accusing them of making movies to promote Crown Prince Udhayanidhi Stalin.

India Today 7 Dec 2022 11:00 pm

The best Christmas movies on Disney+

With the holiday season upon us, here are some Disney+ highlights worth checking out and adding to your Christmas movie watchlist.

Digital Trends 7 Dec 2022 10:30 pm

Yes, TV Christmas movies on Hallmark and Netflix can actually be good. Here's how.

Some Christmas movies on TV are pure cheese. But some get the formula just right. Here's what separates the naughty from the nice.

USA Today 7 Dec 2022 10:17 pm

The 5 best 85-inch TVs: Holiday 2022 guide

Upgrade your home theater or NFL watch party with an 85-inch TV. A truly big-screen TV can provide a more cinematic experience when streaming movies and shows, and gives you the best seat in the house for your favorite sports events. We analyzed the best mega TVs on the market to bring you the ultimate viewing experience this holiday season.

ZDNet 7 Dec 2022 9:38 pm

Rajneesh Duggal- I would love to do Jhalak but I am not made for Bigg Boss

Rajneesh Duggal, who was last seen on TV show Sanjog, says he would love to do reality TV shows though he has won Khatron Ke Khiladi in the past. He wants to do Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on being asked if he is keen on doing Bigg Boss, Rajneesh said that he is not made for a show like Bigg Boss. He further said that he is a very private person and plus audience wont get any masaledar material from him during his appearance on the show. He also talked about how it is different working in films, TV and OTT. He said he enjoys all the mediums. And had always wanted to do a TV show and it was good working on a daily soap. He said he has done limited episode shows too but there is different pattern to shoot for a daily soap. He said really liked working for long hours on the show. It is got to shoot in all the mediums. The release pattern of small movies has changed and OTT is helping them.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 9:26 pm

Make Beautiful Family Movies With Your Phone This Holiday Season - CNET

Want to capture precious family moments on your phone? These pro tips will help.

Cnet 7 Dec 2022 8:52 pm

'iPhone 14' Was the 8th Most Searched-For Term on Google in 2022

iPhone 14 was the eighth most searched term around the world on Google in 2022, beaten by other terms such as Wordle, the World Cup, Ukraine, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. The revelation was made in Google's annual release of its Year in Search, showing the most searched-for term in different categories, including news, people, movies, and more. iPhone 14 was ranked on the list of top 10 for general searches, and according to Google Trends , searches for the term logically spiked in September when the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series were announced. In more specific terms, Dynamic Island was one of the most searched follow-up terms for iPhone 14, despite being only available on the higher-end iPhone 14 Pro. Other high-ranking related searches included Deep Purple, iPhone 14 pre-order, and iPhone 14 price. Related Roundup: iPhone 14 Buyer's Guide: iPhone 14 (Buy Now) Related Forum: iPhone This article, 'iPhone 14' Was the 8th Most Searched-For Term on Google in 2022 first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 8:45 pm

KGF actor Krishnaji Rao passes away after hospitalisation, played this role in Yash starrer

KGF fame actor KrishnajiRao is no more. He was 70. A few days ago, news came in that Rao has been hospitalised with serioushealth issues. Now, he has died. In the KGFmovie, Rao played a very prominent role in regards tothe story of the lead character Rocky Bhai, portrayed by Yash. Fans on social media have been mourning his demise and also remembered his role in the Kannada action blockbuster. Rao's dialogues in KGF movies got him immense popularity.

India TV 7 Dec 2022 8:23 pm

'Ariyippu' Trailer: Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha And Danish Husain Starrer 'Ariyippu' Official Trailer

'Ariyippu' Trailer: Watch the Official Trailer from Malayalam web movie 'Ariyippu' starring Kunchacko Boban, Divya Prabha and Danish Husain. 'Ariyippu' web movie is directed by Mahesh Narayanan. To know more about the 'Ariyippu' trailer watch the video. Check out the latest Malayalam trailers, new web movie trailers, trending Malayalam web movie trailers, Kunchacko Boban movies, Divya Prabha movies and Danish Husain videos at ETimes - Times of India Entertainment.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 7:26 pm

Googles Year in Search 2022 was dominated by Wordle, Ukraine and a cricket World Cup

Wordle topped Google's Year in Search for 2022 , beating even the biggest events in the world over the past few months. Searches for the five-letter word game peaked shortly after it was acquired by The New York Times in February, perhaps when people had to look for its new address or when those who haven't heard of it before wanted to see what the fuss was about. The second most searched term for 2022 is India vs. England, which pertains to the countries' faceoff at the Cricket World Cup. Ukraine takes the third spot in the overall trending searches list, as well as the top of this year's trending News topics. Most people looking into the war in Ukraine searched for liveblogs to get the latest happenings and for information on casualties, refugees, donations and armed conflicts. Queen Elizabeth came in fourth for 2022, with the UK and former British colonies being responsible for most of the searches after the Queen passed away in September. The fifth most popular search term is another Cricket World Cup game, this time between India and Saudi Arabia, followed by even more cricket matches and the iPhone 14 . COVID-19 is no longer at the forefront from people's minds, based on this year's list: Monkeypox and Roe v. Wade were the most searched health-related topics instead. Some of the other entries in the trending news list are pretty sobering, specifically Texas school shooting and Hurricane Ian. When it comes to the most searched people of the year, users seemed to be especially curious about celebrity happenings. Johnny Depp topped this year's list, followed by Will Smith and Amber Heard. Vladimir Putin also made it to the top five. Anna Sorokin and Simon Leviev, whose names blew up on the internet after Inventing Anna and Tinder Swindler came out, were among the most searched people, as well. Thor: Love and Thunder topped the list of most searched movies, but Google said how to become a fighter pilot trended thanks to Top Gun: Maverick . The tech giant also released the top image searches using Lens and the top song searches done by humming a tune. (Domestic short-haired cats and philodendrons seemed to have tickled most people's curiosity this year, for those wondering.) The Buckingham Palace was 2022's top cultural landmark, based on Google Maps searches, while the Dark Matter interactive installation in Berlin was the top exhibit. This year, Google also launched a local hub that can show interesting search trends across the US New York City, for instance, had rainbow mantis shrimp as its top trending animal. You can see Google's full Year in Search for 2022 right here .

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 6:05 pm

Mammootty-Lijo Jose Pellisserys Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam to premiere at IFFK

Mollywood This years International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) is scheduled to take place between 9th and 16th of December. TNM Staff Twitter/ Mammootty Mollywood star Mammootty announced on Tuesday, December 6, that his upcoming film with director Lijo Jose Pellissery Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam is set to premiere at the 27th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). It is written by S Hareeh. The director-screenwriter duo have earlier teamed up for critically acclaimed films like Jallikattu and Churuli. IFFK is scheduled to be held at Thiruvananthapuram between December 9 and 16. The film stars actor Ramya Pandian in the lead. She rose to fame with her performance in the 2016 Tamil film Joker. Earlier on September 7, conveying her wishes to actor Mammootty on his birthday, she noted that she had a good experience working with the actor. Happy birthday @mammukka sir had a great experience working with you wishing you happiness,health and lot of blockbuster movies, Ramya wrote. Ramya also became popular through the Tamil reality show Cooku With Comali. The teaser, which was unveiled in July this year, featured Mammootty recreating a dialogue from the popular 1973 Tamil film Gauravam. We see two types of lights - red and green - visible in the setting, dividing the frame in two halves, and Mammootty plays characters appearing in both halves. Mammootty is also seen shifting from one side to the other, as he recreates the scene wherein Sivaji appeared in a dual role as a barrister and his nephew who is an amateur lawyer. Mammoottys last film was the revenge thriller Rorschach, while he has the film Kaathal: The Core co-starring actor Jyothika in the pipeline.

The News Minute 7 Dec 2022 5:59 pm

Take This SHAANDAR Bollywood Quiz

Sukanya Verma quizzes you to find out just how much you know about the movies.

Rediff 7 Dec 2022 5:14 pm

The Rising Punjabi Prodigy: Kabir Releases his Debut Album/EP Titled First Draft

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company that has on its roster a rich and storied history of iconic artists like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Shakira, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears and today's superstars like Harry Styles, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott and Khalid, pan-Indian superstar Raftaar, pop sensation AKASA, new age artists like OAFF-Savera, Mitraz, Talwiinder and South India's biggest acts like Anirudh, A.R. Rahman, GV Prakash, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Devi Sri Prasad, Thaman S, Vivek-Mervin, Darbuka Siva and Ghibran including several decades-long relationships with Dharma Productions, Maddock Films, Red Chillies Entertainment, Vishesh Films, Madras Talkies, Raaj Kamal Films International. Seven Screen Studio, The Route, Mythri Movie Makers, Vyjayanthi Movies and SVCC among others. On offer is a vast catalogue that comprises some of the most important recordings in history spread across multiple genres, languages, and geographies.

News Voir 7 Dec 2022 5:08 pm

Thor Love and Thunder to Brahmastra: Google's top searched movies of 2022 | Full list

The year has come to a conclusion, and we now have the mosts searched movies of 2022. With large releases following the pandemic, the cinema world saw some exceptional films this year. While movies from the West lead the list of the top 10 most searched movies of the year, there is also one from Bollywood and one from the regional film industry. The ten movies that rocked the cinema industry this year range from Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra to Chris Hemsworth's Thor: Love and Thunder. Let's take a look at the movies from 2022 that piqued India's curiosity for a variety of genres.

India TV 7 Dec 2022 4:53 pm

'Encanto,' Johnny Depp, Will Smith: Google unveils 2022's top trending entertainment searches

Google's top trending searches of 2022 tells us what movies, TV shows, songs and actors people wanted to know about.

USA Today 7 Dec 2022 4:31 pm

Brahmastra becomes Google's Most Searched Movie of 2022 in India; KGF 2 and Kantara follow

Google has finally released the list of the Most Searched Movies of 2022 in India and Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra topped with flying colors. the film was the most-awaited one of the year and was constantly in the news before and after its release. Following Ayan Mukerji's fantasy-adventure drama, actor Yash's blockbuster film KGF: Chapter 2 earned the second spot while Anupam Kher's The Kashmir Files stood at the third position. There is no denying that the year 2022 was loaded with many interesting and successful movies and managed to force the audience back to the theatres.

India TV 7 Dec 2022 4:08 pm

Ranbir-Alias Brahmastra Is The Most Googled Indian Film Of 2022

New Delhi: Brahmastra, which starred Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy, along with extended cameos from Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Nagarjuna, is the most Googled Indian Film of the year. As per the list, the film topped the movies search list for the year, beating several other popular blockbusters like KGF: Chapter [] The post Ranbir-Alias Brahmastra Is The Most Googled Indian Film Of 2022 appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 7 Dec 2022 3:49 pm

Michelle Yeoh is TIME magazine's 2022 Icon; a look at 5 classic movies of Bond girl

Yeoh's performance in the indie movie 'Everything, Everywhere, All At Once'.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 2:21 pm

Google's Year in Search 2022: Here is a recap of what India searched online

From trending search terms to sports events and movies, here is what India searched online on Google in 2022

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 1:31 pm

This iPad Pro is less than $200 but only for 48 hours

As the holidays approach, youre going to see plenty of sales on cutting-edge tech often before it even hits the shelves. But when it comes to tried-and-true gadgets, savvy bargain hunters know where the real savings are: Refurbished technology. Thats especially true when it comes to this 9.7 Apple iPad Pro , which is currently under the spotlight as a December Deal of the Day. What does that mean? It means that depending on when you read this, you literally may not be able to sleep on this sale. Refurbished items like this one are already priced way down after all, were talking about a 2017 tablet that may have been used but is fully restored and in working order. But for the next 48 hours, youre able to get it for more than 68% off the original cost. If youre looking for an iPad for household use, this particular model is just as effective today as when it was released . The 9.7-inch screen has a retina display that renders games or photos in stunning detail, and the twin cameras let you make your own media. Theres a 12MP iSight cam on the back and a 5MP forward-facing one thats perfect for FaceTime or Zoom meetings. When it comes to remote work, it comes fully ready to go with Wi-Fi capability and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for your favorite peripherals. The A9X chip can multitask like a champ, and the Li-Poly battery is capable of up to 10 hours of operation on a single charge. It comes with a charger, case, and everything you need to start streaming movies or crafting documents. Once again, youve only got (at most) 48 hours to take advantage of this December Deal of the Day. For a limited time, this Apple iPad Pro is now available for $189.99 . Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (A1673) 32GB Space Gray (Refurbished: Wi-Fi Only) $225.99 See Deal Prices subject to change. Apple, iPad

Macworld 7 Dec 2022 1:30 pm

Shanaya Kapoor has the cutest nickname for her bestie Navya Naveli Nanda

It is a known fact that Shanaya Kapoor shares a great rapport with most of the star kids in the industry. While it is generally her friendship with Ananya Panday and Suhana Khan that is often the talk of the town, the aspiring actress also shares a great bond with Amitabh Bachchans granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda. Recently, when Navya turned a year older, her bestie Shanaya had the cutest wish for her and it also included the special nickname that the Kapoor girl has for her friend. Shanaya Kapoor is quite active on Instagram and often gives a sneak peek of her photoshoots to her ardent followers on the social media platform. Recently she took to social media to share a special birthday wish for one of her closest friends, Navya Naveli Nanda. During the same, she also revealed that she has a unique nickname for her friend. The actress posted a series of photos which is a fun collage of the two of them laughing and having fun. Along with that, she wrote, Happy Birthday my Navloo. I love you! with a few emoticons. Interestingly, when Shanaya turned a year older last month, Navya Naveli Nanda attended her birthday celebrations at a five-star in Mumbai. It was a low-key affair with the Kapoor family and a few friends in attendance. Shanaya had posted a series of photos from the cake cutting ceremony on her Instagram handle, which had Navya sitting right beside her bestie. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shanaya Kapoor ???? (@shanayakapoor02) Meanwhile, on the work front, Shanaya Kapoor is gearing up to make her big Bollywood debut under Dharma Productions with Lakshya Lalwani and Gurfateh Pirzada in the film Bedhadak. On the other hand, Navya doesnt want to be a part of the film industry and the star kid is continuing with her entrepreneurial ventures. However, she recently hosted a series of podcasts with her mother Shweta Bachchan and grandmother Jaya Bachchan, in which they discussed a wide range of topics, like from movies to parenting. Also Read : Fashion Face Off: Shanaya Kapoor or Janhvi Kapoor, who styled denim jumpsuit better?

Bollywood Hungama 7 Dec 2022 12:27 pm

Nafarti Chintu, Congress spokesperson called Vivek Agnihotri Maafiveer

Vivek Agnihotri became famous by his movies The Kashmir Files. He is very vocal on different issues. He tendered an unconditional apology before the Delhi High Court for his remarks against Justice S Muralidhar. In 2018, the filmmaker put out a tweet against Justice S Muralidhar, currently serving as Chief Justice of Orissa High Court, after he granted bail to activist Gautam Navlakha. After the incident, The high court had initiated contempt of court proceedings against Vivek for his tweets alleging bias against Justice S Muralidhar as the judge had granted relief to activist Navlakha in the Bhima Koregaon case. Now the filmmaker has filed an affidavit for withdrawing his statement against the judge and tendering his apology. Vivek Agnihotri is a supporter of BJP therefore Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate slams the filmmaker. She wrote, There's a new maafiveer (apologist) in town,. The Congress spokesperson further wrote, Nafarti Chintu (hatemonger) apologised in the Supreme Court, and also lied in front of the court that he had deleted the tweet, further adding, The deletion was actually done by Twitter. Meanwhile Supriya wrongly quoted the Supreme Court instead of the Delhi High Court in her tweet. Supriya Srinate further taking a Jib of her film . She wrote, There should also be an 'apology file. Speaking of Kashmir Files was made on a budget of 15 crore and ended up grossing over 350 crore worldwide, largely due to strong word of mouth. The film, directed by Pallavis husband Vivek Agnihotri, dealt with the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley over 30 years ago. The film beat out several big releases like Ranbir Kapoors Shams Hera, Aamir Khans Laal Singh Chaddha, and Akshay Kumars Samrat Prithviraj in the box office race. Bollywood is all set to ruin historic character, Akshay Kumar brutally trolled for his Shivaji looks Aryan Khan confirms his Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khans Production House Kolkata Police summoned Paresh Rawal for his comment Cook Fish for Bengalis

News Track 7 Dec 2022 11:52 am

'Lame to say that TV inspired them': Neena Gupta opens up on Shraddha Walker murder case in Delhi

While Police are still investigating the gruesome Shraddha Walker murder case and the accused Aftab Poonawala is lodged in Tihar Jail, actor Neena Gupta was recently asked to react on Aftab's claims that he got inspired by some movies and web shows. Neena, who would soon be seen in a psychological thriller 'Vadh', said that people pick up what they want otherwise why don't they get inspired by good things shown in films. She said, 'Acchi cheezein bhi toh dikhate hai, unse inspire nahi hote. Maa baap ke pair dabana toh nahi sikhte'. Gesturing towards the head, Neena added, 'I think they have an issue up here, and need the doctor. Its a very lame thing to say that they got inspired by watching something on the screen.' For more news and updates, stay tuned to ETimes.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 11:26 am

`I am not Tom`: Catherine Zeta-Jones on doing own stunts in `National Treasure`

Talking to the US-based entertainment outlet, People, the Chicago actress said, Certain stunts in movies and stuff, you have to do, unless youre Tom Cruise and you really want to fly out of a plane

Mid Day 7 Dec 2022 11:18 am

Bollywood is all set to ruin historic character, Akshay Kumar brutally trolled for his Shivaji looks

Akshay Kumar is one of the renowned actors in Bollywood. After giving various big blockbusters he is all set to for his Marathi debut by a film based on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat. Akshay Kumar will be seen making his Marathi debut with the movie. He took to Instagram and shared a video that unveiled his total transformation as Shivaji Maharaj. But its look like fans are not satisfied with his look. As soon as it caught the eyes of people they started trolling Akshay Kumar. One user wrote, Shivaji Maharaj ruled from 1674 to 1680. Thomas Edison invented light bulb in 1880. This is Akshay Kumar playing Shivaji. Another wrote, Samrat Prithviraj mein jo thodi si kami reh gayi thi usse ab Akshay Kumar Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ka role play karke poori karenge. Third one wrote, After ruining Prithviraj Chauhan, Akshay Kumar and Bollywood is all set to ruin another historic character, and this time it is Shivaji Maharaj. Bollywood should be banned from making movies on historical characters! Fourth one wrote, There are many things wrong with Akshay Kumar playing Shivaji Maharaj. For starters Shivaji Maharaj passed away when he was 50. Akshay is 55. Could they not have found a Marathi-speaking actor with good acting skills to play him? Shivaji Maharaj ruled from 1674 to 1680. Thomas Edison invented light bulb in 1880. This is Akshay Kumar playing Shivaji. #AkshayKumar #ShivajiMaharaj pic.twitter.com/o0m1FI844e kuldeep Singh poonia (@KuldeepkdPoonia) December 6, 2022 Akshay Kumar recently sharing the photos and wrote, Aaj Marathi film Vedat Marathe Veer Daudle Saat ki shooting kar raha hoon, jisme Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji ki bhoomika kar paana mere liye saubhagya hain. Mein unke jeevan se prerna le kar aur maa Jijau ke ashirwad se mera prayas karoonga. Aashirwad banaye rakhiyega (today I begin the shoot of Marathi film Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Sat in which I am blessed to be able to play the role of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji. I will try to take inspiration from his life as well as the blessings of Mother Jijau for it! Send us your blessings). The Marathi film also stars Jay Dudhane, Utkarsha Shinde, Vishal Nikam, Virat Madke, Hardik Joshi, Satya, Akshay, Nawab Khan, and Praveen Tarde. Vedat Marathe Veer Daudale Saat, which is produced by Vaseem Qureshi, will release in theatres on Diwali 2023 in Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Aryan Khan confirms his Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khans Production House Kolkata Police summoned Paresh Rawal for his comment Cook Fish for Bengalis Will kill you tonight, This actress compares her domestic violence case with Shraddha Walker

News Track 7 Dec 2022 10:38 am

Ajinkya Rahane showed the first glimpses of his son

Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane became the father of a son a few months ago. Rahane has already shared this information with his fans, but now he is also showing a glimpse of his son to the fans. Rahane's wife Radhika Dhopavkar has also shared photos of her son from her official Instagram. With this, she has also revealed the name of the son. Radhika has shared two pictures of her son, in one of the photos, both son and daughter are seen. Sharing these photos, Radhika wrote- Here is Arya's younger brother Raghav Rahane. That is, Ajinkya Rahane and Radhika have named their son Raghav. Ajinkya Rahane's son was born on October 5, 2022. This is Ajinkya and Radhika's second child. The couple had become parents to a baby girl on October 5, 2019. Rahane has also named his daughter Arya. The birthdays of Rahane's two children come on the same day i.e. October 5. Ajinkya Rahane and Radhika Dhopavkar got married on September 26, 2014, after which their first child daughter was born in 2019. Ajinkya Rahane and Radhika Dhopavkar's love story will remind you of old Bollywood movies where childhood friends love each other a lot. Ajinkya and Radhika lived in the neighborhood. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane) Ajinkya Rahane and Radhika Dhopavkar both had completely opposite natures, but they became good friends. Like movies, these two grew up and started liking each other very much. Ajinkya is a humble person, but their dating days were not that shy. They used to meet and spend time like friends. 'Jr Sehwag' to be seen on the cricket ground, Aaryavir selected in this team VIDEO of Pakistani bowler Hasan Ali fighting with the spectators goes viral Yuvraj Singh's big prediction about Shubman Gill playing 2023 ODI World Cup

News Track 7 Dec 2022 9:55 am

The Best Christmas Movies to Watch With Your Children

Some of the best Christmas movies to watch with your kids this year.

NewsLookup 7 Dec 2022 9:53 am

Have You Seen These Top Cops?

OTT has seen some of the grittiest and quirkiest cops in its Web series and original movies.

Rediff 7 Dec 2022 9:40 am

In what order were the Marvel movies released?

The first release of a Marvel movie was 2008's Iron Man followed by the Incredible Hulk in the same year. Here are all the movies in order of release.

USA Today 7 Dec 2022 2:38 am

Apple Car Project Scaled Back and Delayed, Won't Feature Full Self-Driving Capabilities

Apple has scaled back its Apple Car project and the company no longer plans to release a fully self-driving vehicle, reports Bloomberg . Apple wanted to create a self-driving car without a steering wheel or pedals, but has decided that such a plan is not feasible at the current time. The vehicle will have guided driving features that work on highways, but it will not be able to operate entirely on its own at all times. The car will have an Apple-designed custom processor to power AI functionality, similar to the Mac, iPhone , and iPad . The chip is equivalent to four of the highest-end Mac chips and is nearly production ready. It will include a custom array of lidar sensors, radar sensors, and cameras, which will be able to provide the car with positioning information, lane data, and orientation compared to people and objects. Apple will use the cloud for some AI processing, and the company is considering a remote command center that could assist drivers and control cars from afar during emergencies. It may also offer its own insurance program to companies. Apple's scaled-down vehicle will feature steering wheels and pedals, like a normal vehicle. It will allow customers to do things like watch movies or multitask while on highways. The car will provide alerts when it is time to switch to manual controls for city streets or in poor weather, with the self-driving component perhaps limited to the North America at launch. The Apple Car project has undergone several shifts in development scope since Apple started it way back in 2014. Apple initially planned for a full vehicle, then in 2016, rumors indicated plans for a car had been shelved and Apple would instead develop some kind of autonomous driving system for other vehicles. By 2020, plans for a full vehicle with autonomous driving capabilities were back on, with Apple testing self-driving technology in SUVs in the San Francisco Bay Area, but it seems the full autonomous driving features are not going to be ready when the first Apple Car launches. The Apple Car team has also gone through several leadership changes, and at the current time, AI and machine learning chief John Giannandrea is heading up the Apple Car project, and Kevin Lynch, known for his work on the Apple Watch, is also overseeing work on the car. While rumors suggested that the car could launch as soon as 2025, it is now expected in 2026 at the earliest, with Apple aiming to sell a consumer model for under $100,000. Related Roundup: Apple Car Related Forum: Apple, Inc and Tech Industry This article, Apple Car Project Scaled Back and Delayed, Won't Feature Full Self-Driving Capabilities first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 7 Dec 2022 12:35 am

The best romance movies on Netflix right now (December 2022)

Romance movies come in all forms, from ones that make you cry to others that will make you laugh, but the best ones make you feel a range of emotions.

Digital Trends 7 Dec 2022 12:00 am


Apple-Movies-Top-10 for week ending 12/04/2022

ABC News 6 Dec 2022 10:25 pm

The best free movies on YouTube right now (December 2022)

No streaming subscriptions? No problem! YouTube has a giant collection of free movies (with ads) that you can watch anytime. Check out this month's highlights.

Digital Trends 6 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

2006 film 'The Holiday' set to get a sequel? Check out all details here

Christmas season is incomplete without watching some rom-com movies. 'The Holiday' is a favourite Christmas movie, and now cinema-goers are in for a treat. The sequel is set to head into production in 2023, as per reports.

The Economic Times 6 Dec 2022 8:59 pm

North Korea Executes 2 Boys For Watching American Movies, K-Drama: Report

North Korea executed two high school students for watching South Korean and American movies, a report said.

NDTV 6 Dec 2022 6:55 pm

'It Is a Waste of Time To...' RDJ On Quentin Tarantino's Insults To Superhero Movie Stars

Robert Downey Jr reacts to Quentin Tarantino's comment about actors starring in superhero movies are not movie stars.

News18 6 Dec 2022 4:51 pm

Make your own movies with half off this beginner-friendly video editor

MiniTool MovieMaker is one of the best video editing programs for beginners, thanks to an intuitive interface and a host of simple features to make beautiful videos quickly.

NewsLookup 6 Dec 2022 1:30 pm

Indian Lockdown Boxoffice: The OTT release is HIT or Flop

Indian Lockdown released on OTT platform. Itstars Prateik Babbar, Aahana Kumra and Shweta Basu Prasad among others. It follows the tragic events that took place after the Indian government declared a complete lockdown for 21 days during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.As it did not release on the platform Hit and flop is not considered criteria but on the basis of views we can analyze it. The film got 2.1 Million views in its opening weekend on Zee 5 in India and was outside of top 5 OTT shows and movies in India. Anything which opens on OTT gets at least 2 Million views so this is the least view criterion that ranks as a flop. Earlier Madhur Bhandarkars previous movie Babli bouncer got a pretty good 5.5 Million views so this is a disappointment but that movie was picked by Hotstar so it had a higher chance of success as that is the most popular OTT in India. Considering the view you can consider India Lockdown as a Flop with 21 Lakhs (2.1 Million) views. It needed to reach more than 40 Lakh viewers in its opening weekend in India at Zee 5 to be called an Average and should cross more than 70 lakh Views to be called a Speaking about Indian Lockdown it follows people from different strata of society being affected by the lockdown news. The almost two-and-a-half-minute trailer opens with people from various backgrounds a pilot, a sex worker, a daily-wage laborer, a house worker and mother, among others trying to keep up with Covid-19 lockdown updates. It starts with Ahana, a pilot, distracts herself by flirting with a neighbor, a migrant laborer is hopeful his wife, a house worker (Sai), and him will resume work soon as the lockdown will end in '21 days but the lockdown continues and they must now make choices to either give up, or survive at all costs. A sex worker is seen finding new ways to earn money as physical contact is restricted due to Covid-19. Prateik, Sai, and their children walk hundreds of kilometers to them. The two-minute trailer showed the lives of five people from different backgrounds and different professions fighting for survival in covid time. The Indian Lockdown is produced by Dr Jayantilal Gada of PEN Studios, Madhur Bhandarkars Bhandarkar Entertainment, and Pranav Jains P J Motions Pictures, India Lockdown is the first Indian feature film on the COVID pandemic and stars Shweta Basu Prasad, Aahana Kumra, Prateik Babbar, Sai Tamhankar, and Prakash Belawadi in key roles. India Lockdown premieres on 2nd December. Baap Baap Hota Hai, Fans are excited as Akshay Kumar to return in Hera Pheri 3 Video!!, I have to continuously wear a hat, Mahima Chaudhary on her battle with Breast Cancer Watch, Jacqueline Fernandez called Cosmetic surgery an unfair advantage against Natural beauty

News Track 6 Dec 2022 12:07 pm

Baap Baap Hota Hai, Fans are excited as Akshay Kumar to return in Hera Pheri 3

Hera Pheri 3 is one of the most popular franchises. The movie is among the best comedy movies of Bollywood. Fans were very excited for Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, and Suniel Shetty's reunion for the third part. But Akshay Kumar earlier rejected the films as he was not satisfied with the film. Meanwhile, Paresh Rawal confirmed Kartik Aaryan for part 3. According to the latest reports, Firoz Nadiadwala has again approached Akshay Kumar and has agreed to make the changes in the script. As per the report, While everything was on paper with regard to the casting of Hera Pheri 3 with Kartik Aaryan, the tides are now changing again. Over the last 10 days, Firoz has met Akshay Kumar a couple of times to sort out all the differences and get him back to the loved franchise. He realizes how iconic the character is and also acknowledges that the credit to make the character scale new heights goes to the way in which Akshay enacted the part. As soon as it caught the eyes of people they started commenting on it. One user wrote, @akshaykumar without him how one can dare to make the most iconic franchise. He will be back as #Raju in India most wanted comic franchise #HeraPheri3!! Another said, No Hera Pheri 3 without Akshay Kumar...baap baap hota hai. Earlier reports of Kartik replacing Akshay made headlines after Paresh Rawal answered a fan on Twitter who had asked, @SirPareshRawal sir is it true that Kartik Aryan is doing Hera Pheri 3 ?? To this, Rawal had replied, Yes its true. Akshay Kumar earlier speaking about he is not a part of Hera Pheri 3 said, Hera Phera has been a part of me and I have good memories about it. Mujhe bhi dukh hota hai ki itne saalon se woh film bani nahi matlab uske aage ka part 3. (I am also upset that this film has still not been made, the third part.) We have to dismantle things. We have to start thinking in a different way. Video!!, I have to continuously wear a hat, Mahima Chaudhary on her battle with Breast Cancer Watch, Jacqueline Fernandez called Cosmetic surgery an unfair advantage against Natural beauty This famous Bollywood actress is all set to unveil FIFA World Cup Trophy!

News Track 6 Dec 2022 10:47 am

Video!!, I have to continuously wear a hat, Mahima Chaudhary on her battle with Breast Cancer

Mahima Chaudhary is one of the renowned actresses in Bollywood. She has been featured in various Big Blockbuster movies. The actress revealed her breast cancer diagnosis earlier this year, spoke about her personal battle with the disease. Anupam Kher earlier shared a video in showing the actor's new look after having lost most of her hair. Various people lauded Mahima and called her Brave. Mahima during the interaction with Media opened up her cancer battle. When she was praised for the way she has dealt with the diagnosis, Mahima speaking about her battle said, I wasn't brave. It looked like I was brave but I wasn't brave. I keep taking inspiration from people around me and everyone should do. The actor found out she had breast cancer last year after going for an annual check-up. She also revealed that she now has to don a wig and hat to cover her short hair. My wig looks good. I have to continuously wear a hat and style. So struggling with things like that. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Anupam Kher (@anupampkher) Mahima is all set for her comeback to acting after her battle with breast cancer with Anupams Signature. Directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Gajendra Ahire and produced by KC Bokadia, The Signature is said to be a touching story of a common man. Mahima has been making a bit of a comeback. Besides the role in Signature, which was shot in Lucknow, the actor will also be seen in Kangana Ranaut's Emergency as author-activist Pupul Jayakar. Mahima plays the close confidante of prime minister Indira Gandhi in the film directed by Kangana. The cost has been huge, Swara Bhasker says she is not getting enough work Grammy award-winner Falu announces India tour Did Kartik Aaryan is all set to get married soon? Actor himself made big revelation

News Track 6 Dec 2022 10:30 am

Akshay Kumar could return to Hera Pheri universe as Raju

Akshay Kumar could return to Hera Pheri universe as Raju Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who did not have a very successful year at the movies, may well be returning to the Hera Pheri universe. Earlier, it was widely reported in the media that the superstar had left the franchise after the films producer and he [] The post Akshay Kumar could return to Hera Pheri universe as Raju appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 6 Dec 2022 9:37 am

Boycott Chetans movies

Panchamsali Lingayat leaders have called upon the community to boycott all movies of actor Chetan. The actor recently opposed according 2A category reservation to Panchamsalis. Chetan had said the demand was not justifiable.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:31 am

RRR Makes Fans Proud Again, Wins Best International Picture at Atlanta Film Critics Circle

This comes a day after RRR was also named one of the 22 Best Movies of 2022 by an influential magazine.

News18 6 Dec 2022 8:21 am

Happy Birthday Shekhar Kapur: Masoom, Mr India to Bandit Queen, Top Movies by the Filmmaker

Nephew of veteran Hindi cinema actor Dev Anand, Shekhar Kapur has emerged as one of the most noted filmmakers of the Indian film industry

News18 6 Dec 2022 7:37 am

The best kids movies on Netflix right now (December 2022)

Looking for cinema the kids will enjoy? Netflix is packed with great titles for all the youngsters in our lives, from animated tales to live-action adventures.

Digital Trends 6 Dec 2022 4:00 am

The best family movies on Disney+ right now

You won't be Disenchanted by the wide variety of family movies that you can watch on Disney+ right now!

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The best action movies on Disney+ right now

If you're looking for action, then you've come to the right place. Disney+ is bringing the heat with Marvel, Star Wars, and a lot more!

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Would you watch these cheesy holiday movies written by AI?

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ZDNet 5 Dec 2022 10:50 pm

The best USB-C hubs for the iPad Pro and iPad Air

Since the Liquid Retina redesign in 2018, Apples higher-end iPads have used the universal USB-C connector port rather than Apples own Lightning connector. Youll find a USB-C port on the 10.9-inch iPad (10th generation), 11-inch iPad Pro (1st and 2nd gen) and 12.9-inch iPad Pro (3rd and 4th gen), and iPad Air. The latest M1 iPad Pro uses a USB-C-style Thunderbolt/USB4 port that is even more capable. That one USB-C or Thunderbolt port will suffice if all you use it for is charging or wired earbuds, but Apples tablets can also be used with many other peripherals that transform it into a versatile computer. As such, iPad Pro and iPad Air owners have a wide range of USB-C accessories available to them unless their iPad still uses the Lightning connector. Best USB-C hubs for iPad Pro and iPad Air HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Hub Best overall USB-C hub for iPad Pros 6 ports inc HDMI and SD/microSD 4K at 60Hz Direct fit to iPad 60W passthrough charging Cons One color only Expensive MSRP: $89.99 Best Prices Today: $99.49 at Amazon Colors: Space Gray Ports: USB-C PD (5Gbps/60W), USB-A (5Gbps), HDMI, UHS-I microSD, SD card, 3.5mm audio Why we love it: The HDMI port means you can add an external display, and it can handle 4K displays at 60Hz, although that might be a push if you are using all the other ports at the same time. This good-looking hub, with built-n USB-C connector, features a grip that secures it onto an iPad Pro without damaging the surface. However, you can remove the grip if you use a third-party iPad case. It connects direct to the iPad but handily also comes with a USB-C extender cable so you can use it as a USB-C hub for your MacBook or another USB-C device, too. It can charge a device at up to 60W. Its also lightweight at just 47g (1.6oz) and at 3.66-x-1.3-x-0.39in (93-x-33-x-10mm) its small enough to slip into a pocket. Twelve South StayGo mini smallest USB-C hub for iPad Pros 4 ports inc HDMI Super small and lightweight 85W passthrough charging Direct fit to iPad Cons Slower USB-A 4K at 30Hz No card reader MSRP: $59.99 Best Prices Today: $59.99 at Amazon $59.99 at Newegg US $59.99 at Twelve South Colors: Black Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (85W), USB-A (480MBbps, 7.5W), HDMI 2.0, Audio Out Why we love it: This small hub can connect to your iPad (or MacBook) via either the integrated USB-C connector or a detachable cable (20in). The cable is useful if your iPad is in a protective case, and you could use your own longer cable if required. StayGo mini adds just four ports, but enough for you to attach an external display (4K at 30Hz), a USB-A device and headphones as well as powering your tablet or laptop at the same timeespecially handy for tablets that have just the one port. It weighs just 36g and measures 2.8-x-1.25-x-0.3in (72-x-32-x-8mm), making it the smallest USB-C iPad hub we have tested. Twelve South also sells a less-mini but still highly portable StayGo USB-C hub that boasts nine ports, including Gigabit Ethernet and SD and Micro USB card readers alongside the HDMI, USB-A and USB-C passthrough power delivery. Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub SD lightest USB-C hub Pros 6 ports inc HDMI, card readers 4K at 60Hz Direct fit to iPad 60W passthrough charging Cons UHS I SD speed MSRP: $69.99 Best Prices Today: $69.99 at Satechi Colors: Space Gray Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (5Gbps/60W), USB-A (5Gbps), HDMI, SD and microSD card readers, 3.5mm audio Why we love it: Made for the new iPad M1, this is the lightest USB-C hub we tested weighing just 33g (1.16oz). Its dimensions are 3.85-x-1.45-x-0.4in (98-x-37-x-11mm) so Its a little bigger than the Twelve South StayGo mini but a few grams lighter, and includes both SD and microSD card reader slots, which are lacking from the StayGo. The HDMI port can push a 4K monitor at 60Hz. And the hub can charge a device at up to 60W via the USB-C PD passthrough charger port. It ships with a detachable USB-C extension cable if you want to use it with a device other than an iPad or use with an iPad in a case. Satechi also sells a slightly cheaper USB-C Mobile Pro Hub that doesnt include the card readers and isnt compatible with the 2021 iPad Pro M1, which the Mobile Pro Hub SD does work with. StarTech.com USB C Multiport Adapter best USB-C hub for passthrough charging Pros 5 ports inc HDMI 92W passthrough charging 4K at 60Hz Direct fit to iPad Cons No card reader MSRP: $115.99 Best Prices Today: $42.88 at Amazon Colors: Space Gray, silver Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (5Gbps/92W), USB-A (5Gbps), USB-A (5Gbps, BC 1.2 Fast Charge), HDMI, 3.5mm audio Why we love it: The 92W passthrough charging is impressive. Although this may be overkill when used with a tablet, it makes a big difference when you use it with a laptop. The HDMI port means you can add an external display, and it can handle 4K displays at 60Hz. This compact hub, with built-in USB-C connector, is the lightest we have tested, at just 44g (1.5oz). Its also small, at 3.5-x-1.3-x-0.3in (90-x-32-x-8.5mm). As well as the HDMI and audio port, it features two USB-A ports, one for data (5Gbps) and one for fast charging (7.5W). HyperDrive 6-in-1 USB-C Media Hub for iPad Pro/Air best USB-C hub for media controls Pros 6 ports inc HDMI 4K at 60Hz Media controls Direct fit to iPad Cons Longer than most MSRP: $99.99 Best Prices Today: $99.99 at Best Buy $99.99 at Hyper $111.99 at Dell Home Colors: Gray Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (5Gbps/60W), one USB-A (5Gbps), one HDMI 2.0 port, UHS-I SD and microSD Card readers, 3.5mm audio, Play/Pause/Fast-forward/Rewind buttons Why we love it: Alongside the handy extra ports, this mini hub adds a row of large Play/Pause/Fast-forward/Rewind buttons on the top for media control of your movies, songs or podcasts without interrupting your workflow. Weve seen faster ports on the other hubs reviewed here, but its the media buttons that make the difference here. It can connect in a tight fit to the iPad or via a detachable longer 2in cable if you need the extra length. At 3.85-x-1.14-x-0.47in (98-x-29-x-12mm), its a little longer than other iPad hubs tested here, but its lightweight at just 41g. It works with iPad Pro 11in & 12.9in, iPad Air 4th Gen or iPad mini 6th Gen. Baseus 8-in-1 USB-C Hub Pros 8 ports inc HDMI, Ethernet 92W passthrough charging Three USB ports Cons Cable fit to iPad 4K at 30Hz Larger than most MSRP: $39.99 Best Prices Today: $39.99 at Amazon Colors: Gray Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (5Gbps/100W), three USB-A (5Gbps), one HDMI 2.0 port, UHS-I SD and microSD Card readers, Gigabit Ethernet Why we love it: The Baseus 8-in-1 USB-C Hub does not fit directly to the iPad, as its more of a general USB-C hub that can work with any USB-C computer. While that may be a negative point in terms of neatness, it does mean this has more ports than most other hubs reviewed here. The integrated USB-C cable itself is quite neat, with its end stored in a special slot, creating a handy loop to keep things tidy. At 132mm long and 82g in weight, its larger than most but still highly portable. Its eights ports include Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI (although 4K at 30Hz rather than 60Hz), three 5Gbps USB-A ports, passthrough charging at 100W (overkill for a tablet but great if you also use it with a laptop), and both SD and MicroSD card readers. Satechi 6-in-1 Aluminum Stand & Hub best mini USB-C dock Pros 6 ports inc HDMI 4K at 60Hz Built-in iPad stand Cons Bulkier than most MSRP: $99.99 Best Prices Today: $99.99 at Amazon $99.99 at Newegg US $99.99 at Satechi Colors: Space Gray Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C PD (5Gbps/60W), USB-A (5Gbps), HDMI (4K at 60Hz), 3.5mm audio, and UHS-I microSD and SD Card readers Why we love it: Combining both a stand and a handy array of easy-access ports at the back, this iPad Pro hub raises your iPad to a better angle for viewing and Zoom calls as well as enabling simple device connection. It folds into a neat portable package (283g, 10oz), and connects to the iPad with its integrated USB-C cable so everything is included. Caldigit USB-C SOHO Dock Pros 7 ports inc HDMI and DisplayPort Fast USB-C ports 4K at 60Hz Small for a dock Cons Large for an iPad hub MSRP: $79.99 Best Prices Today: $79.99 at Amazon $79.99 at CalDigit Colors: Silver Ports: USB-C (to iPad), USB-C (10Gbps), USB-C PD (10Gbps/100W), USB-A (10Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, UHS II SD, UHS II microSD Why we love it: Coming with a separate USB-C cable, this aluminium mini dock has the highest-spec ports. Although pretty small (3.66-x-2.53-x-0.75in or 93-x-64.3-x-19mm) for a docking station, its larger than the dedicated iPad hubs tested here, so theres space for both DisplayPort and HDMI ports so you can choose your preferred connection to add an external display to the iPad. As the cable is detachable, you can use your own longer cable if necessary, but youll need one rated to handle 10Gbps. And because of the high bandwidth, the dock can easily handle a 4K display at 60Hz, even with other ports in use. Read the full Caldigit SOHO Dock review . CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub best Thunderbolt 4 hub for multiple USB devices Pros Four Thunderbolt 4 ports Four fast USB-A ports 5K at 60Hz Multiple external displays Cons No card reader Large for an iPad hub MSRP: $249.99 Best Prices Today: $99.99 at Home Depot $159.95 at Apple $163.99 at Newegg US Colors: Space Gray Ports: Upstream Thunderbolt 4 (to iPad; 60W PD), three downstream Thunderbolt (40Gbps, 15W), four USB-A (10Gbps, 7.5W) Why we love it: Apples iPad Pro (2021) models use 40Gbps Thunderbolt rather than 5Gbps USB-C, so to gain that full bandwidth a Thunderbolt hub is the best you can get. This is a hub that you can also use for maximum MacBook bandwidth as well as with your iPad Pro. Choosing a hub or dock with the latest Thunderbolt 4 connection standard makes perfect sense as TB4 is backwards compatible with USB-C and so will work with any USB-C iPad too. You wont find more modern USB ports on a hub than you get here, and they are all rated at top speeds. As such, its larger than other dedicated iPad hubs, measuring 4.48-x-2.74-x-0.7in (114-x-70-18mm) and weighing 6.2oz (180g). Recommended if you require multiple devices to connect to your iPad, and if you use it with a MacBook, too. Read the Caldigit Thunderbolt 4 Element Hub review . Choosing a USB-C hub With a hub you can add extra USB ports (Type-C and the older Type-A), SD and MicroSD card readers, gigabit ethernet, wired headphones, cameras, keyboards, and more. You can also connect your USB-C iPad to your computer or to an external display using a hubs USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort outputs. The newest iPad Pro can even connect to Apples Pro Display XDR display. Some USB-C hubs are specially designed for the iPad (and fit neatly with the need for a long cable connection), but you can also use an array of generic USB-C hubs. And you can take it one step further with a full docking station that can also work with your laptop. Depending on which model you buy, a hub or dock connects to the iPad and offers an array of extra ports. USB-C Whatever hub you buy will use up the iPads sole port, so youll need at least one extra USB-C port on the hub for pass-through charging, as you dont want your tablets battery to fade mid use. Make sure at least one of the hubs USB-C ports is capable of Power Delivery (PD) for charging. And look for high charging power if there is a maximum wattage on the hub. The iPad requires at least a 20W charger for fast charging, which all the hubs can handle but a more powerful charger may enable speeds up to 30W. More USB-C ports on the hub mean you can use them for more modern peripherals and an external display that connects via a USB-C cable. The minimum bandwidth of USB 3 is 5Gbps, so this is the most common speed on hubs, but some offer 10Gbps that is more capable for things like connecting an external monitor. Thunderbolt The M1 iPad Pro uses the more capable Thunderbolt connection. It uses the USB-C connector, but Thunderbolt has bandwidth up to 40Gbps compared to just 5Gbps or 10Gbps for USB. Thunderbolt hubs and docks are more expensive than their simpler USB-C cousins, but power users will benefit from the extra bandwidth. For example, a Thunderbolt hub or dock can use this bandwidth to connect a 4K display running at 60Hz and still have data-transfer capacity for other devices such as hard drives. USB-A Universal and reversible, USB-C is a great connector, but most of us still have a few devices that connect via the more common Type-A USB port, such as flash memory sticks, hard drives, and input devices. USB-A ports are mainly used for lower-powered devices, but the ports do come in different speeds. USB 2.0 is the slowest at 480MBs. USB 3.2 Gen 1 is rated at 5Gbps and USB 3.2 Gen 2 is 10Gbps. Some hubs boast multiple USB-A ports, so consider how many you might need to use at the same time. SD and microSD Card readers You can connect a camera or a card reader directly to the iPads USB-C port, but a more flexible option is to use a hub with either an SD or microSD Card reader, and many hubs have both. These little memory cards are also an inexpensive portable storage and backup solution, with capacities of up to 1TB. Look for the faster UHS-II type reader, which can handle up to 312MBps data transfer, compared to UHS-IIs maximum 104MBps. Gigabit ethernet Wired internet or network access is much faster than WiFi, so if youre using your iPad at a desk, make sure the hub you choose has a gigabit ethernet port. Otherwise, youll need to use a USB-C-to-gigabit ethernet adapter that plugs directly into your iPad. Audio If you want to hook up some wired headphones or a microphone, look for a hub with 3.5mm audio jack port since neither the iPad Pro nor the iPad Air has one. External displays A hub is basically essential when using an external display because the iPad has just one USB-C port and you cant simultaneously charge the tablet at the same time. So, youll want to look for a hub with either two USB-C ports (one for charging) or a hub with an HDMI or DisplayPort (or even VGA if you have an older display). It you want to mirror your iPads screen to a larger one, its possible to connect an external display direct with a USB-C cable, but unless the monitor has its own USB-C input, look for a hub with a DisplayPort or HDMI port. Using a hubs USB-C port, you will need either a USB-C-to-HDMI or USB-C-to-DisplayPort cable or adapter. For general productivity purposes, 30Hz screen rates are acceptable for 4K monitors, but 60Hz is better for gaming or action-graphics video. Depending on the cable, you might get varied refresh rates. Its a little confusing, but for the most part, 5Gbps USB-C is mostly limited to 30Hz (but can be pushed to 60Hz if the bandwidth is not taken up by the other ports), a 10Gbps USB-C connection should allow 60Hz 4K, and Thunderbolt will easily push 6K displays with high refresh rates. Computer Accessories, Hubs and Controllers

Macworld 5 Dec 2022 8:50 pm

The best sci-fi movies on Hulu right now

Expand your horizons with Hulu's out of this world lineup of sci-fi films including Dual, Crimes of the Future, Children of Men, and a lot more!

Digital Trends 5 Dec 2022 8:45 pm

How to Convert Protected DVD to MP4 on Mac Get MacX DVD Ripper Pro

DVDs, no matter how carefully theyre stored, are deteriorating. Very quickly. Even the optical drive needed to watch DVDs is now obsolete on Macs. But once the DVDs are converted into digital files like MP4, you can futureproof your movie collection and build your own digital library that can be accessed anywhere, at any time, using an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Plex or other device. However, finding the best DVD to MP4 converter for Mac isnt always easy: everyone wants to convert you to their app of choice. Free options, such as Handbrake or VLC, tend to come with compromises, whether its a bit of a learning curve, slow encoding speed, or something else. These also arent the best options for ripping protected DVDs. They make the extra step possible when used in conjunction with libdvdcss, but this is limited to CSS DVDs. In practice, you are very likely to get into trouble when ripping 99-title DVDs, newly released movies, or DVDs with other sophisticated protection systems. But its no longer difficult to migrate a protected DVD to your Macs hard drive as a digital MP4. In fact, the advent of MacX DVD Ripper Pro overcomes the problem once and for all. If you need to convert DVDs to MP4 on your Mac for your own use and not for selling on heres how. Get the Best DVD to MP4 Converter for Mac MacX DVD Ripper Pro is well equipped to rip DVDs to MP4 on Mac. It provides lightning speed, zero-loss video quality, and most importantly, can handle all the DVDs you may have, ranging from homemade DVDs, regional discs, Hollywood blockbusters, TV dramas, newly released titles, and even the old and unplayable discs. It can convert DVDs to MP4, H.264, HEVC, MPEG-4, M4V, MOV, MKV and more, and even make one-to-one backups of a DVDs entire contents to ISO image, single MPEG2, or DVD folder without any loss in quality. Dont worry if you dont know about the ins and outs of the format stuff. 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Before you get started converting DVDs to MP4, have a DVD drive at hand. As the optical drive is removed from modern Macs, you may need to get a SuperDrive or other external DVD drive. Step 1: Download the DVD to MP4 ripper on Mac and insert your DVD into the DVD drive. Launch the software and click the Disc button. From the popup window, choose DVD Disc and you should see your DVD drive here. Choose it and click OK. MacX DVD Ripper Pro Note: If you dont want to babysit the ripping process for minutes on end, you can get a second DVD drive for your Mac. MacX DVD Ripper Pro is able to work in batch mode so when it finishes ripping a DVD into MP4, it can start the next automatically. This will help if you have a large collection of DVDs to rip. Step 2: After a few seconds of analyzing and picking up the correct title, youll see a long list of output profiles. To create a multipurpose file, you can go to General Profiles and choose to rip the DVD to MP4 H.264. However, if you want the maximum video quality and dont mind the extra DVD to MP4 converting time, choose the HEVC option. If you are going to mostly view on your iPad or iPhone, the ready-made iDevice-specific profile is available for you to create a compact video that wont take up too much storage space. Or you can go to the Apple TV profile that is optimized for bigger screens. MacX DVD Ripper Pro Step 3: Audio and subtitle tracks on the main interface are available for you to choose in order to keep in the output MP4 video. If needed, click on the Edit button to extract a specific length, adjust the picture dimension, add extra subtitles, and so forth. MacX DVD Ripper Pro Step 4: Next, click Destination Folder at the bottom to set an output folder on your Mac to save the converted MP4 movie. When you are ready, click Run to start ripping. Tips: To cut down the DVD to MP4 converting time, make sure youve enabled the Hardware Encoder on the main interface. It will take advantage of your Macs GPU hardware to speed up the conversion if possible. When you try to rip a DVD with tricky encryption, enable Safe Mode on the main interface. MacX DVD Ripper Pro Good news! The countdown to one of our biggest sales of the year has begun! Were giving Macworld readers an exclusive deal of the week you can grab a lifetime license with a free lifetime upgrade for as low as $39.90 Personal Software

Macworld 5 Dec 2022 8:38 pm

After Hindi and Kannada Cinema, Jacqueline Fernandez To Now Make Her Telugu Debut

Jacqueline has worked in Hindi and Kannada but now she is stepping into Telugu movies with Hari Hara Veera Mallu.

News18 5 Dec 2022 4:19 pm

Suriya Opts Out of Bala's Directorial Vanangaan For 'Greater Good'; Deets Inside

Suriya and Bala have worked together in the past on several movies including Nandha (2001) and Pithamagan (2003).

News18 5 Dec 2022 2:23 pm

Actress Kate Winslet recalls her agent being asked about her weight

LOS ANGELES: Actress Kate Winslet is talking openly about the pressure to appear a specific way when in the spotlight. The Titanic actor discusses how much harder it is now that Winslet's daughter is becoming known for her acting abilities. In an interview with the Sunday Times, she said, When I was younger, my agent would get calls asking, How's her weight?, reports 'Deadline'. Winslet claims that she concerns about being that actress that moves their face and has a body that jiggles and believes that the nature of the business has altered at the age of 47. Mia Threapleton, Winslet's daughter, is 22 years old, and with social media permeating every aspect of everyday life, it provides a new challenge for celebrities who must be more circumspect. Having the flipping News of the World on my doorstep was difficult enough, but that doesn't even cut it now, she remarked. There is no such thing as today's news becoming tomorrow's fish and chip paper. The action you took while intoxicated or foolish? You might be haunted by it later. Being on alert for young actors is just something entirely different. It must be really challenging. In the movie I Am Ruth, in which Winslet co-stars with her daughter, self-identity concerns are at the forefront of the plot. RRR beats Spielberg's The Fabelmans in Rolling Stone 22 Best Movies Johnny depps Career setbacks 2012 - 2020 Depp's continuation of POTC series

News Track 5 Dec 2022 1:49 pm

Lipa Credits Imposter Syndrome for assisting her in Songwriting

Los Angeles: Dua Lipa, a singer who rose to stardom via sharing songs on YouTube, said she finds self-doubting musicians to be inspirational. The pop sensation, who is 27 years old, stated to The Sun on Sunday, December 4: I am frequently greatly inspired by artists that struggle with self-doubt or sadness. Oh my God, do I really have to go through this much suffering in order to be good at what I do? That is sometimes how I feel, and imposter syndrome can occasionally win. In particular when I'm writing. According to aceshowbiz.com, Lipa also expressed concern that her acting won't be up to par when she is required to convey emotional states on camera. Lipa, who just debuted as an actor in a spy film Alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, and Sam Argylle, he said: It was incredibly exhilarating. However, I'm only taking baby steps. Instead of plunging headfirst into something you can't fully handle, it is the finest method to learn about yourself as well. My biggest concern would be accepting a really important part and realising that I would have to act and display all of my feelings. Where I haven't quite gotten myself there yet. She continued, I try to love my profession, Enjoy making it while you're doing it. Only when it is time for release and you start to wonder, Oh f, are people going to enjoy it? does it become frightening. I feel that way about my songs. It's all wonderful when I'm producing it, and I'm in my own little universe, creating something I'm pleased of. You want to challenge yourself, try something new, and experience this new realm of possibilities. I'm able to block social media. I'm making it for myself because I adore what I'm doing. RRR beats Spielberg's The Fabelmans in Rolling Stone 22 Best Movies Johnny depps Career setbacks 2012 - 2020 Yes to motherhood: 'Nope' star Keke Palmer expects first baby with her boyfriend

News Track 5 Dec 2022 1:40 pm

RRR beats Spielberg's The Fabelmans in Rolling Stone 22 Best Movies

LOS ANGELES : The prestigious Rolling Stone magazine has named the epic Tollywood movie as one of the 22 Best Movies of 2022 as RRR emerges as an Oscars season favourite throughout America with the Pakistani Punjabi film, Joyland, giving it close competition. The historical adventure drama with patrician company on the international list is directed by S.S. Rajamouli. The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg, is at No. 15 on the list ('RRR' is at No. 12), 'Tar,' starring Cate Blanchett and about the fall of the well-known female conductor of a classical orchestra, Lydia Tar, is at No. 8, 'The Banshees of Inisherin,' starring Colin Farrell, is at No. 8, 'No Bears,' directed by imprisoned Iranian director Jafar. What Rolling Stone has to say about RRR is as follows: An enraged wolf and an even angrier tiger about to collide in midair when a ripped, shirtless man narrowly avoids them. a rescue operation including a burning train, a horse, a motorcycle, some rope, and the Indian flag, as well as a sinking raft. A dance-off that doubles as a class-conscious f*** you, complete with some carefully choreographed suspender-based routines. A man kicks an arrow through a tree trunk into another man's head, there are bromantic montages, slo-mo brooding, flashbacks that are their own short films, and there is an acrobatic scene when a hero fights legions of warriors while perched on his best friend's shoulders. Johnny depps Career setbacks 2012 - 2020 Depp's continuation of POTC series Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean, commercial and critical success

News Track 5 Dec 2022 1:00 pm

RRR Beats 3-Time Oscar Winner Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans in Rolling Stone Best Movies List

A nod from the magazine may not guarantee an Oscar, but it does give you an idea of the kind of critical acclaim 'RRR' has been getting from foreign media.

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Kapil Sharma Show: Shakti Kapoor Almost Quit Movies, Recalls 'Kader Khan, Aruna Irani Slapped Me'

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Things against Pakistan, Akshay Kumar replied to a Pakistani who criticized his film Bell Bottom

Akshay Kumar is one of the renowned actors in Bollywood famous for playing different roles. The actor recently was attended Saudi Arabia's Red Sea International film festival. Besides Akshay Kumar, the event was also attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan. Akshay Kumar during in a conversation session at the festival reacted to a man who questioned about his film, Bell Bottom during an in-conversation session. Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar responds to Pakistani man who did not like the way his 2021 Hindi film Bell Bottom portrayed Pakistan. A Pakistani asked him, Im from Pakistan, your neighbour country. I have a request. You do fantastic movies like Pad Man and Toilet. There is an issue between India and Pakistan as well. Your recent movie Bell Bottom has certain things against Pakistan. Responding this Akshay Kumar said, Sir, its just a movie. Dont get so serious about it. Its just a movie. There are many things like that. Its just a movie, sir. On the work front, Akshay's recent releases includeRam Setuthat had a theatrical release and Cuttputlli which saw a digital premiere. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, Ram Setu also featured Jacqueline Fernandez.Akshay Kumar was recently seen in a cameo in the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer An Action Hero, also has the films Selfiee, OMG 2 Oh My God! 2, the Hindi remake of the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru (2020) and the untitled biopic of Jaswant Singh Gill lined up for release next year. Watch: Hema Malini recreates iconic scene from 'Seeta Aur Geeta' Gurinder Chadha : Aaron Taylor-Johnsons Bid for James Bond Role Akshay Kumar brings OTT project and to act in film on sex education

News Track 5 Dec 2022 8:59 am

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Harrison Ford Says Reuniting with Mosquito Coast Costar Helen Mirren...

LOS ANGELES: After initially sharing the screen 36 years ago, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are returning for the soon-to-be released drama series 1923. The performers reconvene in 1923, the prequel to Yellowstone, decades after Peter Weir's 1986 movie The Mosquito Coast. Ford, 80, stated that his respect for Mirren, 77, hasn't changed since then at the Hollywood Legion Theater Post 43 series premiere, according to 'People' magazine. Ford told many media sources, including People, I appreciate her work and her person (today), and I have all the same level of admiration for her as I did then. Working with her again has been enjoyable for both professional and personal reasons because she's wonderful, she's just a nice person, he continued. Ford had already made two Indiana Jones movies and had starred in the first three Star Wars movies by the time 1986 rolled around. In contrast, Mirren claimed that at the time, she thought of herself as a nobody because it would take another 20 years for her to receive an Oscar for her role in The Queen. She recalled, When we first collaborated, he was a tremendous movie star and I was practically nobody. I was really, really intimidated, She uttered: But because I hadn't done anything, I also picked up a lot from him. At that time, I had performed in a lot of plays but few films. So I studied him, and I learned a lot from him about film acting that I'm still applying today. The actors play Jacob and Cara Dutton in 1923, a couple managing a family farm in Montana while coping with the difficulties of the early 20th century, including pandemics, a historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression, according to People. Ford admitted to the media that the conception of the project ultimately hooked him on the part. He said that what drew him to the role was the writing and the ambition of the piece, which is evident from the scope and scale of it. And the character, as well as the clarity of his words and dialogue. Ford was echoed by Mirren, who praised the writing of the series' creator Taylor Sheridan and referred to it as amazing. Being a part of something that is so exciting for the American entertainment industry while also delving into American history in this manner is fantastic, according to Mirren. You know, it's amazing to have that vast sprawl, and I was just thinking earlier that it's like a big Russian novel. You can't do it in two hours. It has the genuine sense of a vast arc of historical development, much like War and Peace. And it's incredibly exciting to play a part in it. she added. 'Shang-Chi' star Simu Liu is in a new relationship, Now it official on Instagram Shabana, Jemima Khan talk assisted marriages, gender parity in film Controversies you should know stirred by Kim Kardashian

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The revolution and the religion in the film Kantara

The film Kantara directed by Rishab Shetty is a blockbuster at the box-office in almost all languages it has been dubbed into. The movies plot has two significant elements pitched at two different levels. One part of the story consists of the struggles of a community of forest dwellers in protecting their land from the dora, the landlord, and from the state that is operating through the forest department. The other part is about the spirituality and religion of outcastes, in this case the worship of the gods Panjurli and Guliga, powerful spirits that speak through the dance art form of Bhootha Kola. This religious element plays a vital role in the story in protecting the lands of the forest dwellers from the dora. The opening scene of the film is set in 1847, a 100 years before the formation of India. This period refers to the power of the autocrats over both the forest and agricultural lands. However the good king who was in search of peace ends up meeting the god Panjurli worshipped in the form of a stone in the middle of the forest. When he attempts to take the god along with him to the palace, Panjurlis spirit speaks through the member of an Adivasi community and demands that the king grant the Adivasis right over the land around their habitat. Panjurli also warns the king that he is always associated with the more ferocious spirit of the god Guliga, who doesnt tolerate any injustice. In the 1970s, the kings inheritor who emerges as a landlord wants to take back the land his ancestors allegedly donated to the Adivasi community. However, Panjurli again speaks through the Bhootha Kola artist and warns the landlord to drop his vicious intentions. The Bhootha Kola performer disappears mystically into the darkness of the forest to prove his divinity. The inheritor dies on the steps leading to the courtroom before he can fight his case in the court of law as foretold by Panjurli. The only son of the Bhootha Kola artist, Shiva, is the protagonist, whose life story is set in the contemporary period. Shiva is a carefree youth who is enticed by the dora with liquor. Though the duty of performing Bhootha Kola is bestowed upon his family, Shiva is scared to inherit this profession for the fear that he might mystically disappear like his father. Shivas first cousin Guruva takes up the duty of performing Kola in lieu of Shiva. While the youth of the community rely extensively on the dora for everything, including protecting themselves from forest officer Muralidhar, Shivas mother is sceptical about the ways of the dora. Leela, Shivas childhood friend and love interest, finds a job as a forest department guard with the help of the dora. However, the dora manipulates both the government and the Adivasi community to transfer much of the Adivasi lands in his name. While the strength of the Adivasis is inadequate to fight the feudal power of the dora or the modern state, it is Guliga, the powerful spirit of the totemistic religion, that becomes the nemesis. The significant women characters are Shivas mother, who is always doubtful about the doras intentions behind providing liquor to the youth, particularly to her son. She keeps warning Shiva not to kill the wild boar as it is worshipped as Panjurli. Another important character is Leela, an educated Adivasi woman keen on making a career as a forest guard. However, she is criticised by the people of her community for working with the forest department that sends them notices against illegal occupation of government lands. Leela is presented as a powerful female character. She begins to ride Shivas bike after his arrest, metaphorically indicating how she takes over the familial responsibilities. Shivas mother criticises him bitterly when he manhandles Leela. Who does the forest belong to? The film depicts the philosophy of the political struggle for land rights in India. When the plot of the movie enters contemporary times in a linear narrative, Shiva is introduced riding oxen in Kambala, a traditional race among south Indian agrarian communities. The dora Devendra is introduced witnessing the game with a great deal of excitement. Mahadeva, an old Adivasi man also watching the race, says in a philosophical tone, While the buffaloes are running in the race without caring for their own life, ironically the owner gets the medal, emphasising on how the armchair dora enjoys the profits while the lowered castes toil in the fields like slaves. Since the plot covers a wide time span from pre-independent India to today, there is a great deal of enigma related to the land ownership. Philosophically, land belongs to no one but to nature or god, depending on whatever philosophical structure one refers to. This is reflected in Shivas fathers words: The problem with people is that they want to take back even something they donated. If they understand where it actually came from and who it should actually belong to, there will be no problem in this world. Similarly, in an encounter with forest officer Muralidhar, Shiva says, This forest belongs to us before the birth of your government. In fact, your government should take permission from us to enter the forest. The philosophical question here is whether the forest belongs to the state or to the forest dwellers who are traditionally associated with it. To talk cogently, land belongs to no one but to nature. In the film, and in reality, the owner of the land is the monarch in pre-independent India while the ownership is later transferred to the democratic state. The question here is, who donated or provided ownership over the land to the king or to the modern state? Both the institutions of power curb the rights and access of the Adivasis, who are historically dependents/protectors of the forest from times before the autocrat or the modern state was formed. So, the antagonist in this context is both the dora and the modern state that is represented through the character of Muralidhar. As the land ownership is sanctioned to the Adivasis by nature or god, it is now the duty of the god to protect their rights. This philosophy is conveyed through the unflinching belief of the Adivasis in Panjurli. The same divine power protects the Adivasis both from the dora and the state. The spirituality and religion of outcastes The divinity is presented through the traditional music and art form of Bhootha Kola in the film. The fascinating part of the religiosity is that the god Panjurli is not a Vedic Hindu god, with Muralidhar asserting my belief is different from yours. Muralidhar does not even hesitate to disrupt the Bhootha Kola as it is believed to be the religion of lowered castes/outcastes, one that has no relation to the Vedic religion that the dominant castes practise. Both for the dora and for Muralidhar, Panjurli is a demigod worshipped by the forest dwellers. Though the dora sponsors Bhootha Kola performances in order to seek the approval of the Adivasis, he doesnt believe in Panjurli or Guliga, the gods of the outcastes. Even in the narration of the story of the good king who was in search of peace, Panjurli is referred to as a mere pestle used for grinding spices. Dora Devendra practises the Brahminic religion and upholds untouchability. He washes his hands after touching Shiva and gets his house ritualistically purified by a group of Brahmins after Shiva enters his house. Thus, the film makes a clear demarcation between Brahminical Hinduism and the religiosity of the outcastes. The term Hindu is a colonial invention as it created a constitutive other to the religions of the book, combining even unique animistic, totemistic religions with Vedic Brahminism. These outcaste religions like the worship of female goddesses such as Yellamma in Telangana and Maharashtra, or worship of Naga/snake by lowered caste society in Bengal or Andhra Pradesh represent the historical conflict between Vedic Brahminism and the religions formed as revolts against the hegemony of Vedic Brahminism. For instance, the Naga tribe that worshipped the snake goddess Manasa is allegedly considered an adversary to Shaivism (Coomaraswamy and Nivedita, 1914). In Mahabharata, the sarpayaga (Vedic/Brahminic ritual) is conducted by Janamejaya in order to wipe out the population of Nagas (Menon, 2011). In sarpayaga/sarpa satra, all Nagas are burnt alive in the ritualistic fire. Thus, Naga worship is defined as a counter to the Vedic religion of Brahmins. The conflict between revolutionary religions and Vedic religion is evident throughout history (Coomaraswamy and Nivedita, 1914). Appropriation of local traditions Ambedkar argues in Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India that various alternative forms of religiosity, mainly Buddhism, was a revolution that drew lowered castes and outcastes into its fold (Ambedkar, 1987). However, the Vedic religion fought relentlessly to appropriate certain ideals such as non-violence and vegetarianism from these counter/revolting religions in order to re-entice people into their fold. Thus, powerful local traditions are appropriated by the Brahminic religion through the construction of oral narratives that bring connections between the Hindu scriptures and the gods/goddesses of the lowered castes or outcastes. The oral narratives that contrive connections between Renuka who was beheaded by her son Parashurama and Yellamma, worshipped by outcastes, helped to create a common Hindu religiosity and retain the Brahmin dominance over the religions. Brahminical Hinduism actively and continuously engages in creating history to appropriate the powerful spiritualities of the outcastes. The film needs to be understood in the light of this demarcation between Brahminical Hinduism and counter religions. The conflict between the hegemonic Vedic religion and the other religions is not a new phenomenon. Local leaders or goddesses of the outcastes/Adivasis such as Chanchita are appropriated as the incarnation of the Brahminic goddess Lakshmi, i.e., Chenchu Lakshmi. All the female power is equated to the power of Parvathi, the goddess of Vedic religion (Coomaraswamy and Nivedita, 1914). This appropriation of local traditions or counter-religious trends into the fold of Vedic religiosity is as ancient as the Puranas and epics, but it is relentlessly perpetuated in contemporary times as well. This perpetuation of re-appropriation of counter religions is known as counter-revolution of the Vedic religiosity, according to Ambedkar (Ambedkar, 1987). Even rival religious trends like Shaivism and Vaishnavism subsumed each other and continued to coexist harmoniously in the name of Hinduism. This appropriation of opponent religions reinstates the hegemony of the Brahmins and dominant castes both in religion and society. There is also a danger of viewing Panjurli as the incarnation of Vishnu (Varaha avatar). In fact, every avatar shows how the Brahminic religion soaked up the counter/coexisting religions. Ironically, even revolutionary religious leaders like Buddha are contrived as one of the avatars of Vishnu. Even today, both the makers and viewers of Kantara may categorise Panjurli as an incarnation of Vishnu. It is also made possible by the descriptions of Varaha avatar and Narasimha avatar in the Bhagavatam. Appropriation of local traditions by the Vedic religion is as old as the Vedas itself. It dates back to the times of the Vedas, Brahmanas, Upanishads and epics. One of the examples is how the scriptures that belong to the later Vedic period, i.e., 1000 to 600 BCE, itself appropriated vegetarianism and the principles of non-violence propagated by Buddha and Mahaveera. Similarly, the conflict between Shaivism and Vaishnavism is portrayed through the stories of Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu being slain by Vishnu in his forms of Varaha (pig) and Narasimha (half-human and half-lion) respectively. The two are killed for merely worshipping Shiva. But today, dominant caste Hindus, lowered castes, and outcastes worship these two figures of Shiva and Vishnu as the two faces of Hinduism. Thus, the two historical adversaries coexist harmoniously. Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu are mentioned in texts like the Bhagavatham, the Puranas, and even some Buddhist texts. These stories substantiate the violence perpetrated on aboriginal groups by the outsider. Moreover, no Veda was initially written and preserved in the form of a text. These are oral renderings, disseminated only among Brahmin men. Likewise, even the written scriptures were not written at once. There were additions done to epics in different periods. Thus, we have hundreds of Ramayanas Kamba Ramayana, Valmiki Ramayana, Molla Ramayana, Thai Ramayana, Marathi Ramayana to name a few. The story of the Naga king inviting Buddha and accepting Buddhist principles are mentioned in Buddhist texts (Lowell W Bloss, 1973). Nagas being burnt alive is mentioned in the Mahabharata. Narasimha is worshipped among outcastes. He married Chenchita, a woman belonging to the Chenchu community. In later renderings, Chenchita became Chenchu Lakshmi. In contemporary society, pigs and snakes are not worshipped by Brahmins in the way they worship the cow. Brahmins even do pujas for sarpadosha to escape the fear of being bitten by a snake. However, Brahmin priests play a pivotal role even in the traditions that have no scriptural base. For example, Bonalu (worship of Yellamma) and Bathukamma (worship of nature) are not mentioned in any scripture. In Gogu Shyamalas story But Why Shouldnt the Baindla Woman Ask For Her Land? (Gogu, 2012), a Brahmin priest says that he has never read about the goddess Ooradamma worshipped by Telanganas Sabbanda communities (communities that indulge in productive labour). He has knowledge about Lakshmi, Parvathi, and Saraswati but not Ooradamma. However, the Brahmin priest appears amid these traditions as well. This is made possible by the flexibility that Brahmins infused into the scriptures by holding the power to interpret and reinterpret their scriptures. One such interpretation is that all female power originates from Parvathi, Shivas wife. Moreover, the outcaste and lowered castes often seek validation from Brahminism to be treated as Hindus. Even lowered castes uphold the stories of Jamadagni and Parashurama beheading their goddess Yellamma. In fact, this story is another example of how the outsiders perpetrated violence on the aboriginal autonomous women leaders from the matriarchal cultures. The god Panjurli can easily be appropriated with the Varaha avatar of the Brahminic god Vishnu. In fact, the narration of the Varaha avatar is nothing but the appropriation of the gods from the totemistic religions like worship of Panjurli, the spirit of the wild boar that is believed to protect the land of the forest-dwellers. It is similar to the Brahminic Hindu appropriation of Venkateswara (erstwhile god of the tribal groups in Andhra) as another incarnation of Vishnu even though there is no scriptural base to Venkateswara. This appropriation of traditions and manipulation of history takes place due to the sole authority of Brahmins to interpret the scriptures. Kantara takes up the challenge of whether it is possible to derive the rhetoric of revolution from religiosity. While the film succeeded in portraying the historically radical religions that revolted against the hegemonic Brahminism, the danger of constructing all religiosity (animistic or totemistic) as merely Hindu is ever present in Indian society. However, the outcastes rely on the revolutionary religions to construct the rhetoric of resistance to caste oppression in Kantara . They invoke revolutionary gods Panjurli and Guliga to fight the feudal power of the landlord and the bureaucracy of the enigmatic modern state. Unlike Rama who sanctions the dominance of Brahmins, Krishna, who upholds the hegemony of Kshatriyas, (Chakravarti, 2003, Rege, 2013) Panjurli and Guliga fights against the feudal landlord to protect the rights of the forest-dwellers. References: Ambedkar, BR, Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India in Vasant Moon (ed.) Dr. B.R. Ambedkars Writings and Speeches Vol. 3 Bombay: Education Department, Govt. of Maharashtra, 1987. Bloss, Lowell W, The Buddha and the Nga: A Study in Buddhist Folk Religiosity. History of Religions, vol. 13, no. 1, 1973, pp. 3653. JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/1061950 . Accessed Nov. 30, 2022. Chakravarti, Uma. Gendering Caste: Through Feminist Lens , Calcutta: Stree, 2003 Coomaraswamy K, Ananda, Sister Nivedita, Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists . London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1914. Gogu, S, Father May Be An Elephant, Mother Only A Small Basket, But..., New Delhi: Navanaya, 2012. Menon, Ramesh. The Complete Mahabharata . India: Rupa Publications, 2011. Rega, Sharmila. Against the Madness of Manu: B.R. Ambedkars Writings and Brahminical Patriarchy . New Delhi: Navayana, 2013. Dr Sowjanya Tamalapakula teaches at TISS, Hyderabad. Views expressed here are the authors own. Category: Voices Bread Crumb: Opinion Image Upload: Kantara_VarahaRoopam_Screengrab_041222_1200.jpeg Blurb: While the film succeeded in portraying the historically radical religions that revolted against the hegemonic Brahminism, the danger of constructing all religiosity as merely Hindu is ever present in Indian society. 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We all are excited for Christmas. Christmas is the festival of sweets, gifts, crackers and many more things. One of the most loving activities of the Christmas season is to travel. Christmas is celebrated in all over the world in different ways. It is one of the fun-filled times of the year and during this festive time people love to explore various places to celebrate and enjoy. There are several enticing places in India where one can enjoy this festival. The Indian way of celebrating Christmas is way too different than the foreign traditions followed in international destinations and that's what makes India the best location to travel to during Christmas. Goa: Goa is one of the most love places in India and it is the best place to celebrate Christmas in India if you love the western style to celebrate Christmas than probably Goa is the best place to visit. As it is known for exotic beaches, delicious seafood, and wild night parties, Goa is a rocking destination for Indias Christmas and New Year celebrations. Shimla: You might have hurt the stories of santas and ice or santa in the places of snow and if you are also a winter lover or a lover of snow or hills then Shimla is probably the best place to travel in India then probably Shimla is the best place to visit to enjoy Christmas and snow simultaneously in India. Shimla is best to celebrate amidst snow-capped hills, take a stroll at the Mall Road and enjoy a delicious meal at British-era cafes. Since it is one of the best Christmas destinations in India, the hotels and resorts in Shimla arrange fun for Christmas celebrations. Jaisalmer: if you love royal cards big palace historical things museum and you want to celebrate your Christmas in elegance style then one of the best place to visit especially for tourist who do not belongs to India this Jaisalmer as Jaisalmer provide you a very different experience celebrate Christmas in royal in the traditional way. Camping under the stars, camel safaris, sightseeing, and lunching at desert oasis will fill your heart with happiness. The rooftop cafes in Golden City offer a comfy setup and amazing views. Mumbai: if you want to celebrate your Christmas in a filmy style then the best place to travel in India is Mumbai. The film city of India as here you can celebrate your Christmas likewise in Bollywood movies. If you fancy brightly illuminated Christmas trees on the sidewalk, malls and markets jazzed up with Christmas lights and props, and the delicious scent of fruit cakes and date rolls hanging in the air this Christmas, you should head to Mumbai. Himachal: another best hilly place to celebrate your Christmas and India is Himachal Pradesh. No doubt is one of the best places to visit in India during Christmas as you can play in the snow, go skiing and snowboarding, hang out at the chic cafes, decorate Christmas trees, and sit by the fireplace in your snug little hut sipping on hot chocolate and waiting for Santa to arrive. J&K admn nodes regulations for functioning of Agri markets 'Don't say dog, his name is Lucy,' dog owner thrashed auto driver Gold mine found in Maharashtra's this district, Claims CM Shinde

News Track 3 Dec 2022 2:10 pm

Gurinder Chadha to direct Disney's musical film

LOS ANGELES: 'Bend It Like Beckham' film producer Gurinder Chadha will be directing a unique musical feature from Disney, inspired by a dynamic princess from Indian history. As per reports 'Deadline', the plot is yet unknown, but we hear that the project is under the umbrella of Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. The movie is being produced by Lindy Goldstein under her Lindy Goldstein Production label. She is the director of The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. With her company, Bend It Films, Chadha has produced a number of movies and TV shows in India. For both Bend It Like Beckham and her debut movie, Bhaji on the Beach, Chadha has received two BAFTA nominations. What's Cooking, her subsequent film, was the opening night film of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and the first British script to be accepted into the Writer's Lab of the Sundance Institute. The movie shared the 2000 season's Audience Award victory given by the New York Film Critics. Bend It Like Beckham topped box office charts internationally and earned more over $76M WW, making it the highest-grossing British-financed and distributed movie ever at the UK box office (at the time of release). The movie garnered nominations for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) at the Golden Globes, Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards, Best Film at the European Film Academy Awards, and Best Original Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. Her other films include Bride & Prejudice, which combines elements of Indian and Western musicals with works by Jane Austen, and was the first movie to debut at No. 1 in both the UK and India on the same day; Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging, which was distributed globally by Paramount in 2008/2009. Johnny Depp's debuted as a director and screenwriter 1997 Depp's appearance in 1999 films Jonny Depp's reunited with Burton

News Track 3 Dec 2022 12:54 pm

5 Toxic Lessons All Luv Ranjan Movies Teach Impressionable Young Men

I remember watching Pyaar ka Punchnama when I was 14 and had a ball (I enjoyed it). I loved it then and laughed at the casual misogyny because my peers did. And then I grew up. When I think of it, Luv Ranjans movies are not just painful female bashing, obnoxious and misogynistic. It alsonormalises [] The post 5 Toxic Lessons All Luv Ranjan Movies Teach Impressionable Young Men appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .

Women's Web 3 Dec 2022 11:51 am

Did Suniel Shetty Jealous of his Hera Pheri costar Akshay Kumar?

Suniel Shetty is one of the renowned actors in Bollywood. He has worked in various Bollywood hit films. Suniel and Akshay Kumars Jodi is one of the popular Jodi in 90s. Suniel began his career in the early 1990s, along with Akshay Kumar. They had worked together in various hit movies like Mohra,Here Pherifranchise, Dhadkan, and others. In the recent interview, the actor was asked about jealousy form Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar. He said, Not at all because I don't take pressure. I have a world of mine so beautiful that I feel probably they would have missed out on. I don't know. I am happy when it comes to a lot of things that I have done and am doing in my life. I am someone who's always been very comfortable in his own space. My success? The film spoke for itself. Failure? I took the blame for it. Wrong choices, emotional choices. He further added, I'm not insecure. Akshay inspires me, Ajay inspires me. No necessarily for movies but on staying focussed and you could achieve anything. I wasn't probably focused when I was working. Probably I didn't pay heed to the scripts that I was hearing or I believed I was larger than life. That's a mistake. But if that can rub off on my children Ahan (Shetty, his son) is sitting back, thinking for the second film he will deliver at the right time. On the work front the actor has various project in the pipeline. He was recently confirmed that Suniel Shetty is reprising his role in Hera Pheri 3 along with Paresh Rawal. However, Akshay Kumar will not be a part of it. Instead,Kartik Aaryanhas joined the cast. Watch, Hollywood star Sharon Stone screams, clutched her chest as she spotted Shah Rukh Khan Cook fish for the Bengalis?, Paresh Rawal apologizes for his comment during campaigning for BJP FIFA World cup Mein Tirange Ka Apmaan, Nora Fatehi brutally inappropriately handling Flag

News Track 3 Dec 2022 9:20 am

Riding high on success

CE speaks with Chef Shyamal Raj, the executive chef, Prost Brewpub, who also heads all the Ironhill Microbrewery branches about his love for fusion food and movies

The New Indian Express 3 Dec 2022 6:29 am

New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES Will Smith's...

NewsLookup 3 Dec 2022 5:52 am

The Best New Movies And Shows To Stream On Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock, HBO, Paramount+ And Mubi This Weekend

Here are the best new movies and shows heading to the major streaming platforms this weekend.

Forbes 3 Dec 2022 4:30 am

Apple launches first iTunes Christmas movie sale of the year with $8 holiday flicks

With Thanksgiving now officially in the rear view mirror, Apple today is heading into the weekend by turning its sights onto the winter holiday season. Ahead of the end of the month, youll now find a collection of iconic Christmas movies marked down to $8 each courtesy of iTunes. Theres a wide range of titles up for grabs, all of which will become a permanent part of your collection, as well. Head below for all of our top picks from Apples latest promotion. more The post Apple launches first iTunes Christmas movie sale of the year with $8 holiday flicks appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 3 Dec 2022 12:52 am

Apple TV+: Slow Horses season 2 is now streaming

Apple has planted its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+ , its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies. This resource will list all the Apple TV+ content you can watch today, grouped into: TV shows, limited series, and movies. Theres also a ton of new content in the works for Apples $6.99-a-month service. If you want to know whats on the way, check out our list of upcoming Apple TV+ shows and movies . Updated 12/02/22: The second season of Slow Horses premieres today. u003cbru003eMentioned IN THIS story Apple TV 4K (2022, 3. Gen.) 128GB WiFi + Ethernet Read our review MSRP: 64GB $129 | 128GB $149 Best Prices Today: $129 at Apple Shows and series These are all the episodic, recurring series you can currently watch on Apple TV+, ordered from the most recent premiere date to the oldest. Apple Slow Horses (season 2) This darkly funny espionage drama follows a team of British intelligence agents who serve in a dumping ground department of MI5 due to their career-ending mistakes. Led by their brilliant but irascible leader, the notorious Jackson Lamb, they navigate the espionage worlds smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces. Watch here Premiered: December 2, 2022 Interrupting Chicken (season 1) Little red chicken Piper is a budding writer who uses her big imagination to rewrite stories, jumping into the action to create unforgettable adventures. Based on David Ezra Steins best-selling, award-winning childrens book series. Watch here Premiered: November 18, 2022 Mythic Quest (season 3) Game development workplace comedy Mythic Quest returns for its third season. Watch here Premiered: November 11, 2022 Circuit Breakers (season 1) In this family sci-fi anthology series, curiosity leads to chaos when students in the near future experience mysterious events. Watch here Premiered: November 11, 2022 The Mosquito Coast (season 2) Allie Foxa brilliant inventor and stubborn idealistuproots his family for a dangerous quest through Mexico to flee the U.S. government and find safety. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Slumberkins (season 1) Embark on adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this Jim Henson Company series that brings the emotional learning of Slumberkins to life. Watch here Premiered: November 4, 2022 Acapulco (season 2) In 1984, Maximo Gallardos dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetimes at Acapulcos hottest resort, Las Colinas. But he soon realizes that working there will be far more complicated than he ever imagined. Watch here Premiered: October 21, 2022 Ghostwriter (season 3) When a ghost haunts a neighborhood bookstore and starts releasing fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends team up to solve an exciting mystery surrounding the ghosts unfinished business. Season 3 brings on a new cast of characters. Watch here Premiered: October 21, 2022 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 2) Jons weekly show enters its second season, where he examines issues in society with a panel discussion and interview. The first episode is The War Over Gender. Watch here Premiered: October 7, 2022 Hello Jack! The Kindness Show (season 2) Jason is one of Clover Grovers most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. Watch here Premiered: October 7, 2022 Sago Mini Friends (season 1) Welcome to Sagoville, where Harvey loves to play and discover ways to have silly fun! He and his closest friends explore, imagine, and express true thankfulness for all things, big and small, through creative adventures and unforgettable songs. Watch here Premiered: September 16, 2022 Central Park (season 3) The animated musical comedy continues for a third season. Its about Owen, the manager of Central Park who lives there with his family, and a wealthy hotel heiress who wants to buy the park and build over it. Watch here Premiered: September 9, 2022 Life by Ella After a life-changing experience, 13-year-old Ella is eager to seize the day. As she learns to appreciate each moment, she faces the fears that once defined herand encourages others to do the same. Watch here Premiered: September 2, 2022 See (season 3) The final season of Apples post-apocalyptic epic, starring Jason Momoa, about a far-future world where humans have long since lost their sight. Watch here Premiered: August 26, 2022 Bad Sisters The tight-knit Garvey sisters have always looked out for each other. When their brother-in-law winds up dead, his life insurers launch an investigation to prove malicious intentand set their sights on the sisters, all of whom had ample reasons to kill him. Watch here Premiered: August 19, 2022 Amber Brown Between her parents divorce and best friend moving away, Amber Brown is having a tough time. But her art, video diary, and new friend Brandi provide outlets for Amber to express her feelings and find gratitude in the love that surrounds her. Watch here Premiered: July 29, 2022 Best Foot Forward John Dubin is thrilled to switch from homeschool to public school, and being the only kid with a prosthetic leg is a challenge hes ready to face. As he carves out a place among his peers, his friends and family are with him every step of the way. Watch here Premiered: July 22, 2022 Trying (season 3) Nikki and Jason finally got their adopted kids, and thats just the start of their troubles. Watch here Premiered: July 22, 2022 Duck & Goose (season 1) Feathered friends Duck and Goose couldnt be more different, but in this preschool show, they learn how to bring out the best in one another. Based on books by Tad Hills. Watch here Premiered: July 8, 2022 Loot (season 1) After divorcing her husband of 20 years, Molly Novak must figure out what to do with her $87 billion settlement. She decides to reengage with her charitable foundation and reconnect with the real worldfinding herself along the way. Watch here Premiered: June 24, 2022 Home (season 2) Discover the groundbreaking ideas and inspiring stories behind the worlds most imaginative dwellings. In this globe-spanning docuseries, meet the visionaries who are challenging conventional concepts of home and rethinking how we live. Watch here Premiered: April 17, 2022 For All Mankind (season 3) Nearly ten years after the events of Season 2, this season sees the space race extend to Mars, and take on new challengers from the private commercial spaceflight arena. Watch here Premiered: June 10, 2022 Lovely Little Farm Nestled in lavender fields is a lovely little farm where sisters Jill and Jacky nurture and love all their animalsincluding the talking ones. Being a young farmer isnt easy, but every day brings adventure and a chance to grow. Watch here Premiered: June 10, 2022 Physical (season 2) Shelia Rubin is a quietly tormented housewife in the 80s San Diego. Behind closed doors, she battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice. But things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success. Watch here Premiered: June 3, 2022 Now & Then (season 1) On the eve of college graduation, six best friends embark on an epic weekend the celebratebut it takes a fatal turn. Nearly 20 years later, the survivors are reluctantly reunited by a blackmail text threatening to expose the truth about that fateful night. Watch here Premiered: May 20, 2022 Greatness Code (season 2) Iconic athletes pull back the curtain on a pivotal career moment when they touched greatness. A stylized hybrid of live action and visual effects, this short-form docuseries sheds new light on the sports legends you thought you knew. Watch here Premiered: May 13, 2022 Tehran (season 2) Glenn Close joins the cast in the second season of this action-packed Israeli spy thriller. Watch here Premiered: May 6, 2022 Shining Girls (season 1) Years after a brutal attack left her in a constantly shifting reality, Kirby Mazrachi learns that a recent murder is linked to her assault. She teams with veteran reporter Dan Velazquez to understand her ever-changing presentand confront her past. Watch here Pinecone & Pony (season 1) Kate Beatons beloved book comes to life in this animated series. As a warrior in training, Pinecone fears no challenge. Thankfully, Pony always makes sure Pinecone never gets in over her head. Together they learn life and be a fun-filled adventure. Watch here Premiered: April 8, 2022 Slow Horses (season 1) This quick-witted spy drama follows a dysfunctional team of MI5 agentsand their obnoxious boss, the notorious Jackson Lambas they navigate the espionage worlds smoke and mirrors to defend England from sinister forces. Watch here Premiered: April 1, 2022 Stillwater (season 2) Siblings Karl, Addy, and Michael have a very special next-door neighbor: a wise panda names Stillwater. His friendship and stories give them new perspectives on the world, themselves, and each other. Watch here Premiered: Season 2 premiered on March 18, 2022 The Snoopy Show (season 2) Charlie Browns famous beagle is back for more animated adventures. Watch here Premiered: Season 2 landed on March 11, 2022 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 1) Jon Stewart is back on TV with his new one-hour show. Each episode covers a single topic, and speaks to experts and advocates about the systems that cause them and how we can affect change. Watch here Listen to the companion podcast . Premiered: September 30, 2021, came back from break with new weekly format March 3, 2022 Central Park (season 2) The animated musical comedy from the creators of Bobs Burgers continues, as the family that lives and works in the park continues their quest to stop an evil old woman from buying the whole thing and filling it with skyscrapers and stores. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021, continued March 4, 2022 after an extended break Dear (season 2) The second season of this documentary series inspired by the Dear Apple ad campaign. Celebrities read letters by people whose lives they have changed through their work. Watch here Premiered: March 4, 2022 Severance (season 1) Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs. Watch here Pretzel and the Puppies (season 1) Meet Pretzel, the worlds longest dachshund and a playful, supportive dad to five frisky puppies. Together with his wife, Greta, they encourage their pups to get their paws up to solve problems and make their bark on the world. Watch here Premiered: February 11, 2022 Suspicion (season 1) Four ordinary Brits are accused of kidnapping the son of a prominent U.S. media mogul. They embark on a desperate race against time to prove their innocence, but will anyone believe themand are they telling the truth? Watch here Premiered: February 4, 2022 The Afterparty (season 1) When a high school reunions afterparty ends in a stunning death, everyone is a suspect. A detective grills the former classmates one by one, uncovering potential motives as each tells their version of the storyculminating in the shocking truth. Watch here Premiered: January 28, 2022 Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (season 1) Jim Hensons fun-loving, musical Fraggles are back! Jon Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober, and new Fraggle friends on hilarious, epic adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world. Watch here Premiered: January 21, 2022 Servant (season 3) From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. Watch here Premiered: January 21, 2022 El Deafo (season 1) Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego, El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace her differences. Watch here Premiered: January 7, 2022 Harriet the Spy (season 1) Outspoken and perpetually curious. Thats 11-year-old Harriet in a nutshell. But if shes going to be Harriet M. Welsch, future writer, shell need to know everything. And to know everything means shell need to spyon everyone. Watch here Premiered: November 19, 2021; additional episodes on May 20, 2022 Snoopy in Space (season 2) Black off with Snoopy as he takes on a new frontier: space! Joined by Charlie Brown, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang, Snoopy embarks on epic adventures of interstellar exploration and discovery. Watch here Premiered: November 12, 2021 Dickinson (season 3) The third and final season of this period drama with modern sensibilities and references, a coming-of-age story about one of Americas greatest poets. Watch here Premiered: November 5, 2021 Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show (season 1) Jack is one of Clover Groves most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. Watch here Premiered: November 5, 2021 Swagger (season 1) From NBA star Kevin Durant, filmmaker Reggie Rock Bythewood, and the team behind Friday Night Lights. A basketball prodigy must navigate a maze of pressure if hes going to overcome the odds against him and learn what it truly means to have swagger. Watch here Premiered: October 29, 2021 Invasion (season 1) Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanitys existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them. Watch here Premiered: October 22, 2021 Puppy Place (season 1) Charles and Lizzie Peterson have found the perfect way to foster their love of dogsliterally. The siblings take on the tough but rewarding task of fostering puppies and finding their forever homes. WIth every new pup, a new adventure begins. Watch here Premiered: October 15, 2021. Acapulco (season 1) In 1984, Maximo Gallardos dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at Acapulcos hottest resort, Las Colinas. But he soon realizes that working there will be far more complicated than he ever imagined. Watch here Premiered: October 8, 2021 Get Rolling with Otis (season 1) Welcome to Long Hill Dairy Farm, home to Otis the tractor and all his friends. Otis may be little, but he has a big heart. Whenever he sees a friend in need, he hits the brakes to see whats wrong and rolls into action to help. Watch here Premiered: October 8, 2021 The Problem with Jon Stewart (season 1) Jon Stewart is back on TV with his new one-hour show. Each episode covers a single topic, and speaks to experts and advocates about the systems that cause them and how we can affect change. Watch here Listen to the companion podcast . Premiered: September 30, 2021 Foundation (season 1) Based on the classed Isaac Asimov novels, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. Watch here Premiered: September 24, 2021 Wolfboy and the Everything Factory (season 1) William Wolfe is no ordinary human boy. Down in the magical spryte realm of the Everything Factory, hes Wolfboy. And with his new spryte friends, he learns his vivid imagination and limitless creativity have the power to change the world. Watch here Premiered: September 24, 2021 The Morning Show (season 2) The second season picks up where the first left off, with The Morning Show reeling from sexual misconduct allegations and about to run right into the COVID pandemic. Watch here Premiered: September 17, 2021 Doug Unplugs (season 2) The second season of this 3D animated show for kids about a curious robot named Doug is split into two halves. Watch here Premiered: The first half of season 2 started on September 17, 2021. Episodes 8-13 landed on April 1, 2022. See (season 2) In the second season of this post-apocalyptic epic thriller, Dave Bautista joins the cast, playing the brother of Jason Momoas character Baba Voss. Watch here Premiered: August 27, 2021 Truth Be Told (season 2) Season 2 has Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) investigating the murder of the husband of her childhood friend Micah Keith, a successful lifestyle guru played by Kate Hudson. Watch here Premiered: August 20, 2021 Mr. Corman With better luck, better choices, better postureJosh Corman couldve been a rock star. Now he teaches fifth grade, and though he loves his students, he still struggles to find happiness and meaning in a world that sometimes feels short on both. Watch here Premiered: August 6, 2021 Ted Lasso (season 2) Apples breakout hit continues as AFC Richmond finds itself struggling to break an unprecedented streak of tie games and earn its way back to the Premiere League. Watch here Premiered: July 23, 2021 Schmigadoon! In this parody of 1940s musicals, backpacking couple Melissa and Josh get trapped in Schmigadon, a magical town filled with singing and dancing townspeople, and learn they cant leave without finding true lovewhich they thought they already had. Watch here Premiered: July 16, 2021 Central Park (season 2) The animated musical comedy from the creators of Bobs Burgers continues, as the family that lives and works in the park continues their quest to stop an evil old woman from buying the whole thing and filling it with skyscrapers and stores. Watch here Premiered: June 25, 2021 Physical A half-hour drama/comedy seriesset in a 1980s Southern California beach community. Its about a tortured woman who finds a path to power in the world ofaerobics. Watch here Premiered: June 18, 2021 Home Before Dark (season 2) In season two, when a mysterious explosion hits a local farm, reporter Hilde Lisko begins an investigation that will lead her to fight a powerful and influential corporationwith the health of her family and Erie Harbor in the balance. Watch here Premiered: June 11, 2021 Trying (season 2) In the eight-episode second season of Trying , Nikki and Jason are continuing to navigate the adoption process. Watch here Premiered: May 21, 2021 Mythic Quest (season 2) With the quarantine finally over, the second season of Mythic Quest finds everyone back in the office, attempting to build upon the success of Ravens Banquet by launching an epic new expansion. Watch here Premiered: May 7, 2021 The Mosquito Coast (season 1) Adaptsthe bestselling novel The Mosquito Coast , to star Justin Theroux. The novel was published in 1981 by Therouxs uncle, Paul Theroux, and made into a movie five years later starring Harrison Ford. Watch here Premiered: April 30, 2021 Mythic Quest Everlight special A special bonus episode in advance of Season 2. With the COVID pandemic over, the Mythic Quest crew returns to the offices for the companys annual Everlight party. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 Tiny World (Season 2) Six more episodes of this nature documentary narrated by Paul Rudd, featuring spectacular footage of some of the smallest creatures in nature. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 The Earth at Night in Color (Season 2) Tom Hiddleston narrates six more episodes showcasing the nighttime activities of wild animals, shot using a new technique that enables full color in the dark. Watch here Premiered: April 16, 2021 For All Mankind (Season 2) The story continues in the 1980s, almost a decade after season 1. Tensions escalate with the Soviets, and NASA struggles to push forward into the next generation of spaceflight. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 19, 2021 The Snoopy Show (Season 1) An animated series all about Snoopy, Charlie Browns famous dog. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 5, 2021 Losing Alice (Season 1) The series follows Alice, a 48-year-old female film director, who feels irrelevant since raising her family. She becomes obsessed with 24-year-old screenwriter Sophie, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance, and success. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 22, 2021 Servant (Season 2) Continuing the mystery around Jerichos disappearance. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 15, 2021 Dickinson (Season 2) The story continues as Emily struggles with her burgeoning notoriety. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 8, 2021 Stillwater (Season 1) A CG animated kids cartoon about three siblings who live next door to a wise panda named Stillwater, who teaches them new perspectives on life through Eastern philosophy. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 4, 2020 Earth at Night in Color (season 1) A six-part nature documentary series that films animals at night using new technology to capture full natural color. Narrated by Tom Hiddleston. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 4, 2020 Doug Unplugs (Season 1) A CG animated kids series that follows the robot Doug and his human friend Emma as they go on adventures and learn how the world works. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 13, 2020 Helpsters (Season 2) An educational series produced by Sesame Workshop. A group of monsters work together to help solve the problems of customers who enter their shop through teamwork and problem solving. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 20, 2020 Ghostwriter (Season 2) More mysteries for the kids in the bookstore. This season is only seven episodes. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 9, 2020 Tiny World (season 1) A six-part nature documentary about the lives of some of the smallest creatures in the wild. Narrated by Paul Rudd. Watch here Premiered: Oct. 2, 2020 Tehran (Season 1) An espionage thriller that tells the thrilling story of a Mossad agent who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy. Watch here Premiered: Sept. 25, 2020 Ted Lasso (Season 1) Jason Sudeikis plays American college football coach takes over as head coach of U.K. Premiere League soccer team AFC Richmond. Watch here Premiered: Aug. 14, 2020 The Oprah Conversation (Season 1) Oprah leads intimate discussions with todays foremost newsmakers, thought leaders, and masters of their craft. Watch here Premiered: July 30, 2020 Little Voice (Season 1) A romantic comedy-drama about a singer-songwriter who struggles to be heard and find herself. Watch here Premiered: July 10, 2020 Greatness Code (season 1) Seven famous athletes discuss their moments of greatness. Presented in a hybrid of live action and special effects. Watch here Premiered: July 10, 2020 Dear (season 1) A documentary series inspired by the Dear Apple ad campaign. Celebrities read letters by people whose lives they have changed through their work. Watch here Premiered: June 5, 2020 Central Park (Season 1) A musical comedy animated series from the creators of Bobs Burgers, about the family of the Central Park groundskeeper and their attempts to foil the wealthy old woman who wants to buy and destroy the park. Watch here Premiered: May 29, 2020 Fraggle Rock (Seasons 1-4) Apple will reboot the classic Jim Henson show from the 1980s, but in the meantime, it has all four original seasons. This is a rare case where Apple TV+ has a library of old content. Watch here Premiered: May 27, 2020 Mythic Quest (Quarantine Special) A special filmed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, detailing how the Mythic Quest staff is dealing with remote work. Watch here Premiered: May 22, 2020 Trying (Season 1) A British comedy series that follows a couple who want to become parents but are struggling to conceive. Watch here Premiered: May 1, 2020 Home A documentary series that examines the inspiration behind some very creative living spaces. Watch here Premiered: April 17, 2020 Home Before Dark (Season 1) Based on the life of young Hilde Lysiak, a girl moves from New York to the small lakeside town her father is from, and investigates the towns old mystery. Watch here Premiered: April 3, 2020 Amazing Stories (Season 1) An anthology of fantastical tales, reviving the acclaimed 1985 TV series. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, among others. Watch here Premiered: March 6, 2020 Mythic Quest (Season 1) A comedy that follows the video game studio that produces the popular fictional online RPG Mythic Quest . Watch here Premiered: Feb. 7, 2020 Little America (Season 1) An anthology series based on the true stories of immigrants in America. Watch here Premiered: Jan. 17, 2020 Truth Be Told (Season 1) A true crime podcaster investigates the case of a convicted killer she previously painted as the murderer, who now claims he was framed. Watch here Premiered: Dec. 6, 2019 Servant (Season 1) A psychological horror series executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 28, 2019 Helpsters (Season 1) An educational series produced by Sesame Workshop. A group of monsters work together to help solve the problems of customers who enter their shop through teamwork and problem solving. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Oprahs Book Club (Season 1) A stand-alone version of the popular Oprahs Book Club segment on her talk show. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Ghostwriter (Season 1) A revival of the 1992 TV series, where four kids help a ghost in a bookstore solve mysteries that bring to life characters from the books. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Dickinson (Season 1) A half-hour comedy-drama about the life of Emily Dickinson that blends period-era trappings with modern sensibilities, music, and dialogue. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 See (Season 1) Hundreds of years after a plague kills most of humanity and robs the rest of their sight, a pair of twins are born who can see. Jason Momoa plays their adoptive father. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 The Morning Show (Season 1) A drama about the production of a fictional morning news show amidst a sexual misconduct scandal. Features big-name stars like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Billy Crudup. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 For All Mankind (Season 1) How would history play out differently if the Soviet Union landed on the Moon before the United States? Watch here . Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Limited series These limited series are comprised of multiple episodes, but are not expected to have multiple seasons or continue in an ongoing basis. Apple Shantarm Escaped convict Lin Ford flees to the teeming streets of 1980s Bombay, looking to disappear. Working as a medic for the citys poor and neglected, Lin finds unexpected love, connection, and courage on the long road to redemption. Watch here Premiered: October 14, 2022 Gutsy Take an unforgettable journey with Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton as they go on adventures with some of the worlds boldest and bravest womenfrom household names to unsung heroeswho make us laugh and inspire us to be more gutsy. Watch here Premiered: September 9, 2022 Five Days at Memorial Based on actual events from Hurricane Katrina. When the floodwaters rose, power failed, and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make profound, heart-wrenching decisions. Watch here Premiered: August 12, 2022 Surface A traumatic head injury leaves Sophie with extreme memory loss. In her quest to put the pieces of her life back togetherwith help from her husband and friendsSophie begins to question the truth behind her picture-perfect life. Watch here Premiered: July 29, 2022 Black Bird Inspired by actual events. As Jimmy Keene begins a 10-year prison sentence, he gets an incredible offer: If he can elicit a confession from suspected killer Larry Hall, Jimmy will be freed. Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime. Watch here Premiered: July 8, 2022 Prehistoric Planet Experience the wonders of our world like never before in this epic series from Jon Favreau and the producers of Planet Earth. Travel back 66 million years to when majestic dinosaurs and extraordinary creatures roamed the lands, seas, and skies. Watch here Premiered: May 23, 2022 The Essex Serpent London widow Cora Seaborne moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical serpent. She forms a surprising bond of science and skepticism with the local vicarbut when tragedy strikes, locals accuse her of attracting the creature. Watch here Premiered: May 13, 2022 The Big Conn Eric C. Conn was a lawyer living a little too large in eastern Kentuckyuntil two whistleblowers realized he was at the center of government fraud worth over half a billion dollars, one of the largest in U.S. history. And that was just the beginning. Watch here Premiered: May 6, 2022 Make or Break Dive into the world of pro surfing as the best in the sport travel the globe to compete for the World Championship title. With unprecedented access, this docuseries captures the athletes lives on tour and the sacrifices they make to get to the top. 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A series of six shorts filmed remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Fraggles talking to each other in remote caves. Watch here Premiered: April 21, 2020 Oprah Talks COVID-19 Oprah has remote conversations with experts and people facing challenges to provide insight, meaning, and tangible advice for the human spirit. Watch here Premiered: March 21, 2020 Visible: Out on Television A five-episode documentary series about the representation of LGBTQ+ people in television, on-screen and off. Watch here Premiered: Feb. 14, 2020 Snoopy in Space A dozen animated shorts in which Snoopy becomes a NASA astronaut and goes into space. Watch here Premiered: Nov. 1, 2019 Movies, short films, and specials Apple TV+ is home to a fair number of original movies, too. Some of the movies saw a limited theatrical release, but are listed here by the date they were made available on Apple TV+. 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Watch here Premiered: October 15, 2021 Come From Away Filmed live on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the remarkable true story of 38 flights grounded in a small Canadian town on September 11, 2001. As the locals host these come from aways, they come together and find hope. Watch here Premiered: September 10, 2021 9/11: Inside the Presidents War Room Experience the events of September 11, 2001 through the eyes of President Bush and his closest advisors as they personally detail the crucial hours and key decisions from that historic day. Watch here Premiered: September 1, 2021 CODA As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her home. When she discovers a passion for singing, Ruby must choose between family obligations and her dreams. Watch here Premiered: August 13, 2021 Who Are You, Charlie Brown? Lupita Nyongo narrates a documentary about Peanuts and its creator, Charles M. Schulz. 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Unhealthy, desexualised, or comic relief: Plus-sized character depictions in films

Film Commentary TNM takes a look at the representation of plus-sized characters in Tami, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi films. Saradha U Facebook/ T Series When the Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi starrer Double XL was promoted before its theatrical release in November this year, the film was seen as a silver lining by a small, yet substantial number of movie buffs and critics who observe films through the lens of representation and portrayals of body image. Double XL is among the first few Indian films narrating the stories of two plus-sized women and unlike movies in the past featuring actors in superficial fat suits, Double XL has lead actors who look the part. However, having said that, the Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi starrer fails to impress on the whole, despite hitting a few right notes. At a rather important point in the film when Huma Qureshis Rajshree Trivedi is on the verge of giving up her dreams, she says with a frown, Humko yahi life mili hai (this is the life given to me), implying that she is forced to endure it. Unfortunately, that is the sentiment shared by the audience too. A viewer among the audience in the theatre responded, Humko yahi film mili hai (This is the film given to us). Rajshree, who is from Meerut, aspires to be a sports commentator. She is bogged down by her infuriating mother who either forces her to get married or constantly shames her body weight. On the other hand, Saira Khanna (Sonakshi Sinha), a fashion designer, is inching closer to her dream of launching her label. Saira, dating an aspiring model and gym enthusiast, ignores the red flags in her relationship and eventually gets cheated on by him. Both the personal and professional lives of the leading women of Double XL come crashing down due to reasons that are partly associated with their body image. The two women meeting each other when they are amid mental breakdowns and discussing their lives is a sequence that had the potential to be a poignant reflection on systemic fat phobia and its implications, but it turns into a flimsy scene because the makers of Double XL refuse to take themselves seriously (which is evident from the clothes designed by Saira in the film). Rajshree is denied an opportunity to interview for the position of sports presenter despite being qualified because she is plus-size. Instead of focusing on the characters emotional struggle at the time, director Satramm Ramani places an animated scene that fails to make viewers feel empathetic towards Rajshree. The makers shy away from discussing whether fatphobia has failed to create a level-playing field for professionals, excluded people based on the way they look and whether it is a common practice across the board in the field of sports journalism. Similarly, as a fashion designer and a plus-sized woman, Sonakshis Saira could have been a good plot device to take a critical look at the fashion industry, especially concerning the experiences of plus-sized models and actors. Sairas big idea of starting a brand for plus-sized women is presented as a novelty in the film without acknowledging how the body positivity movement has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years, specifically post the involvement of plus-size influencers in the discourse. Nonetheless, some of the criticism against the body positivity movement about it being rooted in consumerist ideals, not being inclusive of the LGBTQIA+ community, being limited in scope only to a few social media users, elitism, omission of people with disabilities, and posts by body positivity influencers coming across as a subset of toxic positivity are also applicable to Double XL. Double XLs failure to authentically represent the lived experiences of plus-sized people on the big screen hardly comes as a shock. Time and again, filmmakers have fallen prey to typecasting plus-sized people rather than offering them roles that cinematically map their experiences without being trite. Fat is equated with being unhealthy Be it the representation of lived experiences on the big screen or the dialogue around body positivity, the conversation is often ambushed with the subject of obesity and its health risks. On social media or otherwise, these counterarguments are mired with factual inaccuracies. There are glaring similarities between the irrational objections to the movement and their on-screen portrayal. In cinema, plus-sized characters are always shown as unhealthy people who are obsessed with food. Bombat Hendthi, a 1992 Kannada film depicts politician and actor Girija, popularly known by her screen name Sruthi, as a plus-sized character obsessed with food. Even a strong comedy writer like Crazy Mohan relies on fat jokes directed toward child actor Bharath in the popular 2002 Tamil movie Panchathanthiram to elicit laughs. Double XL, a movie that claims to authentically represent plus-sized characters, which hit the big screens 30 years after Bombat Hendthi, features Sonakshi delivering a powerful monologue slamming people who body shame, only for it to be followed by a scene where the lead characters can be seen gorging on burgers and fries, thus reinforcing the existing stereotypes that equate fat with unhealthy. Should filmmakers then not feature plus-size people eating on screen? On the contrary, there are discourses around plus-sized people not being able to eat comfortably in public spaces without being looked at in a disapproving manner, or shamed for their food choices a predicament their small-bodied counterparts seldom have to deal with. If director Satramm had set the right context in Double XL by mirroring how the mere act of eating makes them susceptible to shaming, viewers might have seen the leads in the film relying on food for comfort as an act of rebellion rather than blunt patronisation. Such half-baked discussions neither do justice to the dialogue around body positivity nor health. Obesity, for instance, could be caused by a range of factors including lack of socio-economic access to a nutritious diet, hereditary factors, consumption of mental health medications, hormonal disorders, or other factors. Read: Why can't a princess be fat? A group of plus-size actors is taking on beauty stereotypes Films fail to delve deeper Over the past years, if not decades, plus-sized actors have been cast in movies only for comic relief. Problematic dialogues dished out under the garb of comedy are hardly called out. Each film industry is likely to have a set of plus-sized characters who become the butt of fatphobic jokes. Actors Vidyulleka Raman, and Deepa Shankar, child actors Bharath, and Harathi in Kollywood, late actor Kalpana in Mollywood, actor Geetha in Tollywood, actor Doddanna in Sandalwood, and several others serve as examples of this. Gautham Vasudev Menons Neethane En Ponvasantham (2012) dedicates a huge chunk of its run time to feature a parallel romantic track starring Vidyulekha and Santhanam, a segment peppered with fat jokes, hardly leaving room for the nuances that get lost in the mix. Other films like Vijays Tamil film Bigil (2019), and the Kannada movie Hatavadi (2006), go to the extent of interspersing trumpet sounds with visuals of dark-skinned, plus-sized characters on screen, to compare them with elephants. Vijay, one of the most prominent Kollywood stars, also uses adjectives like Gundamma (fat woman) and says hurtful things to supposedly inspire and motivate one of his students to perform better in a football match, in Bigil. It will perhaps take more years and unlearning for Tamil filmmakers to understand the impact of weight stigma on mental health, but it is disheartening to see such scenes open to applause in theatres, normalising such attitudes. Similarly, the 2015 Tamil-Telugu bilingual Size Zero starring Anushka Shetty in the lead role as Soundarya or Sweety is only ridden with cliches about plus-sized bodies. It is only after almost an hour into the film that Sweety becomes invested in finding out the perils of slimming centers. Every aspect of Sweetys life is connected to her weight, perpetuating the stereotype that plus-sized people cannot lead full lives unless they lose weight (the audience might have as well turned to their judgemental aunts instead of watching this film). Such scenes make the viewers wonder whether the filmmakers, in their attempts to condemn fatphobia, have given a platform for the very thing they set out to question. In what can be construed as another variation of the damsel in distress trope, we see Sweety being unhappy with her life until her romantic interest enters the picture. The 2017 Hindi film Noor, and Karan Johars 2003 Hindi film Kal Ho Naa Hos treatment of Jaspreet or Sweetu (Delnaaz Paul) are also in the same vein. The 2018 Hindi film Fanney Khan, a film that supposedly focuses on the journey of Lata ( Peehu Sand), an aspiring singer who is ridiculed for being overweight, puts the spotlight entirely on Prashanth Kumar or Fanney Khan (Anil Kapoor), her father. Women actors not having well-rounded characters to play or being roped in only to support the male lead in the story is not uncommon in Indian cinema. This is also true for actor Shikha Talsanias role in the 2009 Hindi film Wake Up Sid. She is the hero Sids (Ranbir Kapoor) bubbly and positive best friend who is there to support him at all times. When the makers finally give a moments screen time to explore who Laxmi is as a person, it is utilised to show her having a breakdown about her body weight and confiding in Sid that she has had a tough time following a fitness regime to shed her weight. While it is true that treating a plus-sized character with empathy is a rarity, especially in Bollywood, Wake Up Sid does not truly invest in Shikhas character. The scene plays out minutes before it finally dawns on Sid that everyone around him has their share of struggles. But what about the supporting actors character arc? One cannot help but wonder why filmmakers chose to depict plus-sized characters, who are already so scarcely seen in movies, without fully committing themselves to the idea. Read: From body image to fertility issues, PCOS is the nightmare 1 in 5 Indian women live with Depiction of plus-sized people as undesirable A clip from popular singer-songwriter Taylor Swifts music video Anti-Hero courted controversy when it was released in October this year. In the clip, the musician steps onto a bathroom scale, and when the dial spins, the word FAT pops up instead of numbers. Taylor looks up at her doppelganger who is visibly disappointed. Observing that the clip was fatphobic, many social media users pointed out that the scene equates fat to being ugly or undesirable. Taylor Swifts music video, where she looks down at the scale where it says fat, is a shitty way to describe her body image struggles. Fat people dont need to have it reiterated yet again that its everyones worst nightmare to look like us, eating disorder therapist and body positivity blogger Shira Rose tweeted. Though many of Taylor Swifts fans argued that the intent behind the clip was to critique internalised fatphobia, it was countered by social media users citing how someone like Taylor Swift, an artist with a global fan following, can adversely impact audiences with such misplaced messaging. They also noted that despite Taylor having opened up about her struggles with eating disorders in the past, it was irresponsible of her a White person conforming to conventional beauty ideals to use the word fat in the aforementioned context without understanding its connotations. Shortly after the clip sparked a row, it was removed by Taylor from her YouTube video. A similar response is hardly seen by Indian creators when their art is under scrutiny for being fatphobic. Arjun Reddy (2017, Telugu), which was condemned for its sexist plotline, was also opposed for an appalling scene where the protagonist asks his girlfriend to befriend a fat classmate because he believes that fat people are like Teddy bears and are loyal. Plus-sized characters or even actors who do not conform to accepted beauty ideals are presented to viewers as undesirable and desexualised. Attributes like chubby and bubbly are generously tossed around to describe them. They are often seen as the supportive best friend to the hero, the tomboy, or the down-to-earth girl, whose personality attracts the hero, but not their physical appearance. In the 2022 Tamil film Thiruchitrambalam, Dhanush who plays the titular role is best friends with Shobana (Nithya Menen). He falls head over heels in love with other conventionally prettier women but professes his love for Shobana because of her personality. But what about his romantic or sexual interest in her? Arent they crucial to a romantic relationship? If the protagonist does not find their plus-sized partner to be sexually attractive, is he making a compromise? Doesn't it imply that in the heros eye, his partner is not viewed as his equal? The 2019 Hindi film Udja Chaman revolves around Chaman who experiences premature balding and is unable to find a bride for himself as a result. He matches with his to-be-partner Apsara (Maanvi Gagroo) through a dating app. A few fat-phobic jokes and a dreary scene later (where the couple meet with an accident while driving because of Apsaras weight), Chaman becomes romantically interested in Apsara, a plot point that is not only fatphobic but also insensitive. Read: Pitied and desexualised: How Malayalam cinema has portrayed people with disability Positive representation Few and far between, a handful of movies have shown well-researched and nuanced plus-sized characters on screen. The 2006 Telugu film Kithakithalu and the 2015 Hindi film Dum Laga Ke Haisha share a similar plot line: The male protagonists are forcefully married to plus-sized women they do not like. But the similarity begins and ends there. Kithakithalus reductionist approach is in stark contrast to Dum Laga Ke Haishas which is set in the 1990s and tracks the lives of Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) and Prem Tiwari (Ayushmann Khurrana). The well-educated and talented Sandhya marrying Prem, a man who underperforms professionally or otherwise, is advantageous to both families. Prems dislike for Sandhya partly stems from his aversion towards plus-sized women and his incompetence. The perennially bad-tempered Prem shames Sandhya before his friends and is displeased to even look at her. The rest of the film tracks the emotional journeys of the two characters and closely offers a peep into the evolving relationship between them. Unlike most of the other films featuring plus-sized characters, Dum Laga Ke Haisha represents the qualms of living as a plus-sized woman the stigma she has to endure and the lack of support from family or friends, without taking away her agency. Prems insensitive comments are not encouraged, nor is he condescendingly applauded for dating a plus-sized woman, as was the case with the films discussed previously. Malayalam films like Da Thadiya (2012) and Kakshi: Amminippilla (2019) were also praised at the time of their release for better portrayals of plus-sized people. Masaba Masaba is perhaps the only recent Indian web series to cast Rytasha Rathore, a plus-sized woman in a role that does not slot her under that category. The third season of the Hindi Amazon Prime web series Four More Shots Please! which was released in October this year, opened to mixed and negative responses. Nevertheless, Sidhi Patel (Maanvi Gagroo), one of the lead characters, has a rattling sequence that prods audiences to think about the ramifications of fat fetishism, a topic that is seldom discussed. Representation of plus-sized characters on the silver screen will be normalised only when filmmakers stop exoticising them and relegating them to roles offering comic relief wherein subjecting them to humiliation becomes the basis of the humour. Plus-sized characters are not people who need to be saved or motivated to change themselves in ways that society demands to pursue their dreams. It is high time that filmmakers reevaluate how the commonly used storylines centered around plus-sized people mirror societal prejudices and instead, narrate stories based on lived experiences that are treated with honesty and empathy. Read: Living in a fat body: Meet the two women behind the candid 'Fat. So?' podcast

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Psychological Reasons Why We Love Horror Movies

People love horror movies for a number of reasons, including the thrill of being scared, the catharsis that horror provides and the rush that can come from watching someone else take a beating. But have you ever wondered why we seek out these kinds of experiences? There are several psychological factors that could potentially explain [] The post Psychological Reasons Why We Love Horror Movies first appeared on Daily Infographic .

Daily Infographic 1 Dec 2022 6:45 pm

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 14 Pro: Size doesnt matter but everything else does

Following Apples annual update to its all-conquering smartphone range, there are now four new iPhones: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. If you are trying to decide between the similarly sizes iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro we are here to help you decide if it is worth spending extra on the pro iPhone, or if the cheaper standard iPhone would be suitable for you. This question has become more pertinent than ever because the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models are suffering from sever shortages with waiting lists are extending to January. This is due to Covid-related lockdowns and walkouts at Foxconns Chinese factory. Luckily Apple manufacturers the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus in a factory in India, so those handsets arent suffering the same shortages. This is why if you want a new iPhone right now the iPhones 14 and 14 Plus might be the ones you have to settle for. Should you wait until the iPhone 14 Pro is back in stock or go ahead and buy an iPhone 14 or event the iPhone 14 Plus? Heres our guide to the main differences so you know whether or not its worth waiting to go Pro. iPhone 14 Read our review MSRP: $799 (128GB) | $899 (256GB) | $1,099 (512GB) Best Prices Today: $799 at Apple | $799.99 at Best Buy | $829 at Visible iPhone 14 Pro MSRP: From $999 Best Prices Today: $999 at Apple iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Design Its easy to spot the differences between the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro handsets but less simple to distinguish between this generation and the predecessors. From the front youll notice that the iPhone 14 retains the notch, which is the same size as the notch on the iPhone 13, but smaller than that on the iPhone 12. In contrast, The iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max) have a new feature the Dynamic Island. This is an evolution of the notch. The notch is still there but its a lot smaller, and now there is a clever way that Apple utilises the space around the notch to kind of turn it into a menu. Well discuss this more later. iPhone 14 and 14 Plus Apple Turn the iPhones around and from the back there are clear differences between the two handsets. As is usually the case, the standard iPhone has two lenses, placed diagonally, while the iPhone 14 Pro has three lenses. Well talk in more detail about the differences in the cameras below. One difference between the iPhone 14 Pro and the 13 Pro is that the cameras take up a lot more surface area, so thats an easy way to identify the generation. The differences between the iPhone 14 its predecessor arent as obvious. Basically, if youve held an iPhone 13 then youve pretty much held an iPhone 14, at least in terms of aesthetics. The outward design is almost identical to the iPhone 13. The dimensions are nearly the same although Apple has managed to shave off 2g of weight on the new model. The new model is just the slightest bit thicker, too. Beware that Apple appears to have slightly shifted the location of the side and volume buttons, so you may run into problems when using a case made for the iPhone 13 on an iPhone 14. While the iPhone 14 Pro retains much of the design language from its predecessor, Its the tiniest bit taller, narrower, and thicker, and heavier (not that youd notice). Height Width Depth Weight iPhone 14 5.78 inches (146.7mm) 2.82 inches (71.5mm) 0.31 inch (7.80-mm) 6.07 ounces (172 grams) iPhone 14 Plus 6.33 inches (160.8 mm) 3.07 inches (78.1 mm) 0.31 inch (7.80 mm) 7.16 ounces (203 grams) iPhone 14 Pro 5.81 inches (147.5mm) 2.81 inches (71.5mm) 0.31 inch (7.85-mm) 7.27 ounces (206 grams) iPhone 14 Pro Max 6.33 inches (160.7 mm) 3.05 inches (77.6 mm) 0.31 inch (7.85 mm) 8.47 ounces (240 grams) Both the iPhone 14 and its Pro sibling have a glass back panel to allow for wireless charging from MagSafe or Qi compatible chargers this isnt a new feature, its been offered by iPhones for some years now. Both iPhones also have the same IP68 water and dust resistance rating as each other and their predecessors, which should ensure even a quick dip shouldnt be able to stop the iPhone in its tracks. iPhone 14 Pro Apple Both iPhones feature the Ceramic Shield, which should offer some protection, but the Pro chassis is made from a superior surgical grade stainless steel as opposed to the aerospace-grade aluminum on the standard model, which adds some extra weight and should withstand more knocks. Another key difference between the Pro and standard iPhones is the color finishes available. The iPhone 14 (and Plus) come in blue, purple, midnight, starlight and red. The iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max) come in deep purple, gold, silver and black. The colors suggest that the iPhone 14 is the fun phone, while the Pro model is more refined and serious. Both iPhone models come with an 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR display (the iPhone 14 Pro and Plus share a 6.7-inch display. The screens arent completely identical though the Pro screen has additional features we discuss below. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Display As mentioned above, both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro come with 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR OLED displays, although the Pros models get the more power-efficient and controllable LTPO versions. For this generation though, there are some other big differences. As with the iPhone 13 series, ProMotion is only on the Pro modelsit allows for variable refresh rates up to 120Hz. The standard models always run at 60Hz. Related to this screen technology, Apple has also introduced an Always-On display with the iPhone 14 Pro, so you can see incoming notifications, the time, and other widgets without having to wake the phone. In order to stop these notifications draining battery life Apple is able to use the ProMotion feature to reduce the refresh rate to a low level that uses less power. Hence Always on is reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro (and Pro Max). Perhaps the biggest change is with the notch. On the iPhone 14 you have the standard black block with cameras and sensors that has been a feature of iPhones for years now, but the iPhone 14 Pro features the new Dynamic Island . This, as the name suggests, detaches the notch from the edge of the display and creates a pill-shaped island at the top of the screen. Apple has added some clever design to this so that the shape changes to accommodate various notifications, quick controls for apps running in the background, or is just incorporated into system messages all while disguising the fact that the camera cutouts are even there. Apple Obviously, the notch will still be visible when watching movies or other video content on the iPhone 14 Pro, it is much smaller than previously and in all other instances it now becomes a useful feature rather than an ugly encumbrance. In terms of brightness, the iPhone 14 tops out at 800 nits in typical use and 1,200 peak brightness when viewing HDR content. The Pro models beat this with respective scores of 1,000 and 1,600 nits, and can jump all the way up to 2,000 nits in bright light outdoors. Other than that, both boast 2,000,000:1 contrast ratios, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, and similar 460 ppi resolution. If the 6.1-inch screen isnt big enough, then Pro users can select the 6.7 inch version that is the iPhone 14 Pro Max. This year standard iPhone users get the same option thanks to the introduction of the iPhone 14 Plus . Its essentially the same phone, just in a larger size. Max brightness (SDR) Max brightness (HDR) ProMotion Other features iPhone 14/Plus 800 nits 1,200 nits No True Tone, Wide color iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max 1,000 nits (2,000 outdoors) 1,600 nits Yes (120Hz) True Tone, Wide color, Dynamic Island, Always-on-display iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Processor While on paper it looks like the iPhone 14 has the same chip as its predecessor, the iPhone 13, that isnt quite true. Instead, Apple has opted to use the slightly tweaked version of the A15 that appeared in the iPhone 13 Pro devices. It has five GPU cores instead of four, providing significantly better graphics performance. The iPhone 14 Pro models have the new A16 chip. It has a similar six-core CPU, five-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine, but is made on a 4nm manufacturing process that improves power efficiency and allows the chip to run a bit faster. It also uses LPDDR5 memory instead of LPDDR4x, which delivers up to 50% more memory bandwidth. The image signal processor and display engine are new, which enable the always-on display and new camera capabilities of the Pro models. In terms of raw performance, you can expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to be a bit faster than the standard iPhone 14on the order of around 10% or so. Heres how the processors compare: !function(e,i,n,s){var t=InfogramEmbeds,d=e.getElementsByTagName(script)[0];if(window[t]&&window[t].initialized)window[t].process&&window[t].process();else if(!e.getElementById(n)){var o=e.createElement(script);o.async=1,o.id=n,o.src=https://e.infogram.com/js/dist/embed-loader-min.js,d.parentNode.insertBefore(o,d)}}(document,0,infogram-async); Phone 14 Pro Geekbench 5 Infogram iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Cameras Camera systems have seen some decent upgrades across the entire iPhone 14 range. In the standard models youll find a new 12MP f/1.5 main camera, and a 2.4 aperture ultra wide camera, while The Pro models now boast a 48MP camera with a /1.78 aperture on the main camera that is a serious upgrade to the standard 12MP that has featured up to this point. This features a sensor 65% bigger than that on the iPhone 13 Pro. It takes 12MP images by combing four pixels into one, but you can take full 48MP images in ProRAW mode. It also enables a new 2x telephoto mode in addition to the 3x mode provided by the separate telephoto camera (/2.8 aperture). The 12MP f/2.2 Ultra Wide camera has a larger sensor that captures more light, too. Macro photos and video remain a Pro model exclusive. Apple The Pro model also offers second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x optical zoom options and Adaptive True Tone flash, all of which all superior to the standard iPhone. Only the iPhone 14 Pro offers Night Mode Portrait, Macro photography and ProRAW capabilities. Both the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro share the new image processing pipeline Apple calls Photonic Engine that combines uncompressed images to make the best possible final composite picture, especially in low light. Cinematic Mode gets an upgrade from 1080p/30fps on the iPhone 13 to 4K/30fps on the iPhone 14, plus theres the brand new Action Mode on both phones that uses advanced stabilization techniques to make video footage look smooth, even if youre running along while recording. The front-facing selfie cameras on both the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are still 12MP, but have a wider f/1.9 aperture with autofocus, for improved selfies and video calls. The iPhone 14 has a great range of options for most peoples photography and videography needs, but in this area the Pro really does mean Pro. iPhone 14 / Plus iPhone 14 Pro / Max Main camera (wide) 12MP f/1.5 26mm larger 48MP quad pixel f/1.78 24mm Ultra Wide 12MP f/2.4 13mm larger 12MP f/2.2 13mm Telephoto none 12MP f/2.8 77mm Front camera 12MP f/1.9 with autofocus 12MP f/1.9 with autofocus Other features Photonic Engine, 4K Cinematic Mode, Action Mode Photonic Engine, 4K Cinematic Mode, Action Mode, 2x telephoto, ProRAW, ProRes video, macro photos and video, Night mode portraits iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Battery Life Both devices offer what Apple calls all-day battery life. According to Apples specs, the iPhone 14 can manage 20 hours of video playback from a single charge, a one-hour improvement over the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro is rated for 23 hours, also up one hour from the iPhone 13 Pro. If you want more battery life then you can turn to the larger models: the iPhone 14 Plus is rated for up to 26 hours of video playback, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max is rated for up to 29 hours. Youre looking at some really excellent battery life no matter which phone you choose, but the Pro models should be a little better thanks to the more advanced and power-efficient display and A16 processor. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Price Needless to say, the Pro suffix comes with a cost. Heres how the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models compare: iPhone 14 128GB $799/849 256GB $899/959 512GB $1,099/1,179 iPhone 14 Plus 128GB $899/949 256GB $999/1,059 512GB $1,199/1,279 iPhone 14 Pro 128GB $999/1,099 256GB $1,099/1,209 512GB $1,299/1,429 1TB $1,499/1,649 iPhone 14 Pro Max 128GB $1,099/1,199 256GB $1,199/1,309 512GB $1,399/1,529 1TB $1,599/1,749 If you have a limited budget you might want to consider whats more important to you, a bigger SSD, or a better camera. You could, for example, buy a 512GB iPhone 14 for the same price as a 256GB iPhone 14 Pro (slightly less in fact if you are in the U.K.) You dont have to pay those prices though, to find the best prices for an iPhone take a look at the price comparison tables below. iPhone 14 vs iPhone 14 Pro: Which one should you buy? The iPhone 14 is a hugely capable smartphone that will deliver on the most important features that most users want. It has great cameras, a powerful processor, good battery life and plenty of bells and whistles that will keep you happy for the next couple of years. This is the sensible choice for most of us, particularly when you factor in the $200/250 difference between standard and Pro models with the same storage capacity. But if you want cutting edge silicon, arguably the most advanced photo and video setup on any smartphone around, not to mention ProMotion, the Dynamic Island, and an Always-On Display, then the iPhone 14 Pro is a seriously impressive device. You just might have to wait a little longer to get your hands on one of the better iPhones though. iPhone 14, from $799/849 Retailer Price $799 View Deal $799.99 View Deal Visible $829 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide iPhone 14 Pro, from $999/1,099 Retailer Price $999 View Deal Visible $999 View Deal $999.99 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide Smartphones

Macworld 1 Dec 2022 6:44 pm

Everything coming from Apple in December: Are any holiday surprises on the way?

December is typically a slow month for Apple. There are rarely any significant new hardware releases, and those that are typically are announced and preordered earlier, with December delivery dates. The most significant new Apple releases in December tend to be operating system updates. We get iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates near the end of the year that often add significant new features that simply werent ready for their initial release a few months earlier. Thats true again this year with iOS/iPadOS 16.2 and macOS Ventura 13.1. And of course, now that Apple is also a big services company with a constant content push, you can expect releases for Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade, as well as holiday and year-end content in places like Apple Music. Heres whats on the way from Apple in December of 2022. For more information on whats coming up read: Every new Apple product coming in 2023 . New hardware releases: Probably not Theres no announced hardware launching in December. Everything announced for the year has already shipped, and everything rumored (like new Macs) is expected in March at the earliest. Weve been here before, though. Two years ago, the AirPods Max headphones were announced by surprise in December with a direct-to-web release and no event. At the time, there were vague rumors of Apple working on over-the-ear headphones, but nobody expected a release right before the holidays. Apple also announced that the original AirPods were available for sale in December 2016 and the iMac Pro in 2017, so December is no stranger to important announcements. So while we think December is likely to be devoid of new hardware releases, when it comes to Apple, you can never be sure! Apps and software updates However, we are nearly certain that new software is on the way this month. Apple has been testing its latest iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates since late October, and we expect them to go out to everyone before the end of the year. iOS 16.2: We expect iOS 16.2 to launch probably in the first or second week of December. It adds the ability to disable the always-on display wallpaper on iPhone 14 Pro, the Freeform app, new lock screen widgets, and a new faster and more reliable architecture for the Home app. iPadOS 16.2: iPadOS gets the same features that iOS does (where relevantthere are no lock screen widgets, for example), and brings back external display support for Stage Manager in iPads with an M1 or M2 chip. tvOS 16.2: The new Home architecture is included in this release, as is a new Siri recognition feature that will recognize individual users voices (similar to HomePod). macOS Ventura 13.1: Most of the changes to macOS here are under the hood (like the new Home architecture), but it does include the new Freeform app, just like iOS and iPadOS. Services Apple TV+ Here are the shows, series, and movies we expect to release on Apple TV+ in TK. If you want to know whats coming later, check our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content . Slow Horses (season 2): Continuation of the darkly comedic British spy drama starring Gary Oldman. December 2 Little America (season 2): An anthology of immigrant stories, telling the personal tales of those who come to America from somewhere else. December 9 Emancipation: Will Smith plays Peter, a runaway slave in Louisiana who has to evade capture as he makes his way to the North, where he joins the Union Army. December 9 Puppy Place (season 2): Charles and Lizzie Peterson have found the perfect way to foster their love of dogs literally. The siblings take on the tough but rewarding task of fostering puppies and finding their forever homes. With every new pup, a new adventure begins. December 9 Apple Arcade Apple releases new games to Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not every Friday is marked by a new game or significant update. Check our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more details on the service. Some games are released with no forewarning, but youll often see several projects listed in the Coming Soon section. These are the releases we know of so far. Dead Cells+: A top-notch roguelike side-scrolling action game comes to Apple Arcade. December 2 JellyCar Worlds: The classic driving/drawing puzzle platforming game is back. December 9 My Little Pony: Mane Merge: Play minigames and merge items in this family-friendly puzzle game. December 16 Apple

Macworld 1 Dec 2022 5:00 pm

Avatar 2 to Cirkus, the 8 Biggest Movies in December

James Cameron's Avatar 2, Cirkus starring Ranveer Singh, Kartik Aaryan-led Freddy, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, and Kiara Advani in Govinda Naam Mera, Glass Onion with Daniel Craig, Qala on...

NDTV 1 Dec 2022 11:59 am

The Best New Movies And Shows On Netflix Today: November 30, 2022

Here are the best new movies and shows available on Netflix today.

Forbes 1 Dec 2022 6:02 am

Please recommend 43 TV

1. Budget? 35K 2. Display type and size? 43 inches 3. What will the TV/monitor be used for primarily? Watching Sports/movies 4. Types and number of ports required? .. 5. Preferred choice of brand? .. 6. Any TV/monitor in consideration? .. 7. Any other info that you want to share - not that I can think of right now. want the best picture quality possible

Digit 1 Dec 2022 1:11 am

More than 50 fun and funny things to ask Siri

Siri is Apples voice assistant and appears on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and HomePod. It easily handles things like settings timers and alarms, adding appointments to your calendar, making calls, messaging, playing music or podcasts, and there are tons of lesser-known Siri features you might find helpful . But while Siri has no gender and is neither a person nor a robot, it is meant to have a pleasant personality, and that means its supposed to be fun . Siri can tell jokes if you ask it to, but it also has a lot of fun and witty responses to everyday questions. In this article, we bring you a list of questions you should ask Siri if you want Siri to give funny answers. Its worth asking them more than once because many of them have multiple results. And make sure youve got the volume turned up to hear the response. So, read on if you want to hear Siri get sassy, get Siri to rap and beatbox, discover what happens when you ask Siri to sing a song, how to flirt with Siri, calculate what zero divided by zero is, and whether Siri is any good at telling jokes. Here are the funniest things to ask Siri. We wont spoil the fun by listing all of Siris replies. To ask Siri a question you need to say Hey Siri And then ask your question, although there are rumors that Apple may soon drop the requirement to say Hey first. Things to ask Siri at Christmas Unlike Alexa Siri doesnt have a direct connection to Santa and a message a day, but Apples assistant does still have some Christmassy things to say. Just note that after a holiday period has ended, Siri may no longer answer seasonalquestions. Does Santa Claus exist? Is Santa real? Siri has a few different responses to this one, so ask a few times. Where does Santa live? What should I get my (sister, husband, friend, mum, dad, wife etc) for Christmas? There were surprisingly good suggestions here. What do you want for Christmas? Getting to know Siri Siri has a lot of fun responses to questions about itincluding pointing out that it is not a human, a robot, or male or female. There are multiple responses to most of these and they seem to change over the years. What does Siri mean? Are you a robot? How much do you cost? How much do you get paid? Are you a man or a woman? Do you have any pets? What is your favorite animal? Whats your favorite food/drink? How old are you? Who created you? Windows or Mac? Whats the best phone? Or you can ask which phone you should buy . Fun Siri commands There are lots of fun commands to give Siri, from asking it to do unusual things like beatbox to asking for standard functions in new ways. IDG Lumos/nox This turns the flashlight on and off, in a nod to Harry Potter (whod have called a flashlight a torch). Divide something by zero This is the classic make a computer lose its mind question from science fiction. Tell me a story Youll get a story, but it may not be what you think! Read a haiku Beatbox or rap Sing a song How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? You can also ask Siri to say a tongue twister and youll get quite a few different responses. Tell me a riddle Flirting with Siri Lets move on from small talk and get down to business. Heres our guide to flirting with Siri. Dont forget to start each question with Hey Siri. IDG Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? Summon Siri and ask Hey Google (or Alexa, Cortana, or Jarvis) How do I look? This really should enable the selfie camera, but alas, it does not. What are you wearing? What are your best chat-up lines? There used to be some really funny ones, but now Siri seems to only give boringly good advice. Why do you vibrate? Are you married? Will you marry me? Will you go out with me? What are you doing later? Talk dirty to me. Im naked. Im drunk. Siri used to be funny about this, but now just wants to call someone for you, or call a ride home so you dont drive drunk. Tell me about Liam Liam was Apples robot that disassembled iPhones, before being succeeded by Daisy. But you can still get some funny replies about it. Can I kiss you? I love you, Siri. Siri, do you love me? Well, that progressed quickly Siri pop culture references Siri responses often reference popular movies, TV, books, video games, or music. Here are some examples. IDG What are the three laws of robotics? Siri isnt a robot, but it still has a pretty good answer for this. I am your father Beam me up, Scotty What was Inception about? Are you Her? Perhaps Siri will eventually evolve to rival the Scarlett Johansson-voiced AI from that film. Red pill or blue pill? Who let the dogs out? Open the pod bay doors When is the world going to end? Cease all motor functions Siri isnt a Westworld host, but it knows the show. Doesnt look like anything to me! These violent delights have violent ends Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Is Jon Snow dead? Is winter coming? Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Do you like Pokmon Go? I see a little silhouetto of a man. Its like Freddie Mercury is on your phone! What does the fox say? Remember when that song was everywhere? Although now that Siri has gained the ability to reply with animal sounds, you may also hear the actual sound a fox makes (hopefully not the one that wakes you up in the night convinced that someone is being murdered!) Where is Elvis? What is the speed of an unladen swallow? Siri jokes While Siris responses to a lot of these questions are funny, it can also tell jokes. IDG Tell me a joke Tell me a knock-knock joke This one is a little differentit waits for you to say whos there? Why did the chicken cross the road? Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah This gets a number of good responses including, I dont think you are taking this very seriously. Testing, testing Do you know any puns? I need to hide a body Philosophical questions Siri is quite the philosopher, with enlightening answers to your most troublesome questions. What is the meaning of life? You can get the same responses if you ask for the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. What came first, the chicken or the egg? What do you dream about? Do aliens exist? When will pigs fly? Do you believe in God? When is the world going to end? Why are firetrucks red? Can you stop time? iPhone

Macworld 30 Nov 2022 7:47 pm

Filmy story: Digital board game 'ODO' forlearning Karnataka culturethrough movies

Heres a digital board game for those interested in learning about the culture of Karnataka in a fun way through movies

The New Indian Express 30 Nov 2022 11:03 am

Filmy story: Digital board game 'ODO' for learning Karnataka culture through movies - The New Indian Express

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Google News 30 Nov 2022 11:03 am

The Absolute Best Horror Movies on Prime Video

Prime Video's scary offerings include the 2021 slasher Candyman and the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

NewsLookup 30 Nov 2022 10:41 am

137 FIRs filed for glorification of weapons in Punjab, 5 for hate speech

Following the drive launched in Punjab for verification of arms, police have registered 137 FIRs for glorification of weapons and promoting gun culture, five for hate speech and one for promotion of songs/movies promoting guns.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2022 8:41 am

137 FIRs filed for glorification of weapons in Pb, 5 for hate speech

Following the drive launched in Punjab for verification of arms, police have registered 137 FIRs for glorification of weapons and promoting gun culture, five for hate speech and one for promotion of songs/movies promoting guns.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2022 8:41 am

BJP leaders call for boycott of Richa Chadhas films

Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday burnt the posters of Indian actress Richa Chadha near Mutthiganj area over her recent Galwan tweet and called up residents to boycott her movies.

The Times of India 30 Nov 2022 8:29 am

Dont miss these Easter eggs from The Super Mario Bros. Movies new trailer

The second trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie is filled with Easter eggs. Which one is your favorite?

Digital Trends 30 Nov 2022 4:09 am

Apple is doomed because its late to (insert important thing here)

It is the year 2022 and it is finally time to ask ourselves the seminal question of our time: Why do people keep saying things? Oh, not all things that are said are bad. But an increasing number of them are and have been for some time now. Lets go back to the year 2018. Long hair, billowy shirts and calling people your royal dankness were all the rage, as were dire warnings that Apple was about to miss the boat on 5G. 5G was the next wave of mobile connectivity hotness and Apple wasnt hopping on the bandwagon fast enough. Very soon people were going to be enjoying streaming movies to and enjoying advanced online gameplay on their Android smartphones as they drove down the road and over a cliff and Apple was going to miss out on all that. 5G was a game changer and Apple was going to suffer psychological and reputational damage by being late with it. Well, lets see how that all turned out, shall we? Telecoms operators face anxious wait for 5G to pay off In recent years, carriers have spent hundreds of billions on spectrum and infrastructure for the fifth generation of mobile telephony 5G. Now, anxiety is mounting about whether enough people will pay for the services they have invested so heavily in. There were a lot of things the Apple is late to 5G! crowd missed, but one of them was that, oh, the carriers are going to expect you to pay for this! During a global economic slowdown! That doesnt seem great. Even if 5G was going to be the big deal it didnt turn out to be, it represents a fundamental misunderstanding of how Apple does business to expect that it would ship 5G in 2018 or even 2019. The company doesnt ship features until theyre ready to use, and 5G wasnt even close to fully rolled out yet. If anything, the company spared itself the overly-early investment the carriers and Android OEMs didnt. Put simply: it was 10 pounds of hot nonsense in a bag only rated to hold 5 pounds of cold nonsense. (Or 4.5-kilogram hot nonsense/2.3 kg cold nonsense for our pals in the U.K.) IDG Or at least thats as simply as the Macalope can put it. Certainly, faster speeds will eventually win out, so its not like carriers are going to rip out their 5G lines and burn them in the desert. But here we are four years after Apple was supposedly botching things again and no one cares about the thing they were supposedly missing. This kind of thing seems to happen a lot. Apple was famously told in 2014 that it needed to ship a watch in 60 days or it would disappear. The Macalope refers back to that prediction a lot and every time he thinks its 90 days and has to re-learn all over again that, nope, it was 60 days! And people like to talk about Apples hubris. Apple, of course, somehow magically managed to not ship the Watch until a whole year later and still survive, if only barely. The Watch was a flop that ended up defining and ruling the smartwatch category to this day. But nobody cares about wearable tech anymore. The company was also told in 2017 that it was losing badly to the Amazon Echo and needed a response. Which is hilarious because fast forward to now again and Amazon Alexa is a colossal failure, on pace to lose $10 billion this year $10 billion here, $10 billion there pretty soon youre talking about big money. Almost buy a social media site and single-handedly drive it into the ground kind of money. But nobody cares about smart speakers anymore. So, is it time to call a moratorium on saying things? Maybe just until we figure out whats going on? Nah, its probably time to put some wacky deadline on Apple. A VR headset in a week or its curtains, Tim Cook! 5G, iPhone

Macworld 29 Nov 2022 5:00 pm

Value film industry more after political stint, says Chiranjeevi, vows to never leave again

Padma Bhushan awardee and Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi, after being honoured with the Indian film personality of the year award at the closing of the 53rd International Film Festival of India (Iffi), said that he valued the film industry even more after returning to movies from his political stint.

The Times of India 29 Nov 2022 4:27 am

Save $398 on Samsungs The Freestyle 1080p HDR Portable Projector at all-time low of $500

For a limited time, Woot is offering the Samsung The Freestyle 1080p HDR Smart Portable Projector for $499.99 Prime shipped with non-Prime members being charged a $6 delivery fee. Normally going for $898, this solid $398 discount marks a new all-time low price weve tracked for this projector. The Freestyle also goes for $598 from Amazon. If youve wanted to play games or watch your favorite movies on the big screen while also on the go, the Freestyle projector is the one for the job. Once you find the angle you want, itll automatically adjust the image for the perfect picture with auto leveling, focus, and keystone technology built-in. You can either plug in with an HDMI source or stream with Wi-Fi depending on whats required for your application. The projected screen can be anywhere between 30 and 100 inches in size with support for external batteries so you can use the projector anywhere. On top of that, at home, it supports Bixby, Alexa, and Assistant for voice control, making it quite versatile. Keep reading for more. more The post Save $398 on Samsungs The Freestyle 1080p HDR Portable Projector at all-time low of $500 appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 28 Nov 2022 1:21 pm

Meals, moviesand moods

The Kannadigas Golden Food (K.G.F) is a space inspired by the blockbuster Kannadafilm series K.G.F

The New Indian Express 28 Nov 2022 2:12 am

The 17 best Black Friday Chromebook deals ahead of Cyber Monday 2022

Chromebooks are perfect for everything -- from classroom work and web browsing to streaming movies and working on the go. Here are our top picks for Black Friday deals on Chromebook laptops.

ZDNet 27 Nov 2022 1:00 pm

Shreeux's Movie Chronicles

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Digit 26 Nov 2022 10:38 pm

Vikram Gokhale had strong opinions on many subjects, remembers Uddhav Thackeray

Gokhale was a film, television and stage artiste, known for his roles in Marathi theatre and Hindi movies and shows

Mid Day 26 Nov 2022 4:12 pm

The Best New Movies And Shows To Stream On Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO, Paramount+ And Mubi This Weekend

Here are the best new movies and shows heading to the major streaming platforms this weekend.

Forbes 26 Nov 2022 4:30 am

New this week: 'Riches,' Robert Downey Sr. and BTS' RM

Here's a collection curated by The Associated Press' entertainment journalists of what's arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES Robert Downey Jr....

NewsLookup 26 Nov 2022 2:49 am

Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in U.S. With Free Gift Card on Select Purchases

Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in the United States and Canada , with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such as the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Mac Studio. In the U.S., gift card values are as follows: $50 for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE $50 for the iPad mini and iPad Air $30 for the ninth-generation iPad $250 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip $200 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip $150 for the MacBook Air with M1 or M2 chip and the 24-inch iMac $100 for the Mac mini $50 for the second-generation Apple Watch SE $25 for the second-generation AirPods and third-generation AirPods with Lightning case $50 for the second-generation AirPods Pro $75 for the AirPods Max $50 for the Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and Beats Studio Buds $25 for the Beats Flex $25 for the MagSafe Duo Charger, second-generation Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio $25 for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple's retail store locations. As usual, refurbished products are not eligible for a gift card, and the offer cannot be combined with educational pricing. Black Friday is one of the few occasions per year that Apple offers deals on its products, but better deals are often available through resellers like Amazon, so make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup for the latest discounts on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, accessories, and more. Apple gift cards are now all-in-one and can be used towards the purchase of products, subscription-based services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, App Store apps, iTunes Store content like TV shows and movies, iCloud+ storage, and more. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, Apple's Black Friday Event Begins in U.S. With Free Gift Card on Select Purchases first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 25 Nov 2022 4:30 pm

10 video games that would make great movies

Hollywood has gotten more skilled at adapting games into films in recent years, and there are many popular games that should receive the big-screen treatment.

Digital Trends 25 Nov 2022 2:31 am

Apple's Black Friday Event Underway in Some Countries, Begins in U.S. Tomorrow

Apple's annual four-day Black Friday through Cyber Monday shopping event has started in Australia and New Zealand , with customers able to receive a free Apple gift card with the purchase of select products through November 28. The offer is available for select iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, AirPods, Beats, and accessories. As usual, many of Apple's latest products are excluded, such as the iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and Mac Studio. Apple's four-day shopping event will also be available in the United States, Canada, the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and select other countries starting tomorrow. In the U.S., gift card values will be as follows: $50 for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE $50 for the iPad mini and iPad Air $30 for the ninth-generation iPad $250 for the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 chip $200 for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip $150 for the MacBook Air with M1 or M2 chip and the 24-inch iMac $100 for the Mac mini $50 for the second-generation Apple Watch SE $25 for the second-generation AirPods and third-generation AirPods with Lightning case $50 for the second-generation AirPods Pro $75 for the AirPods Max $50 for the Beats Studio3 Wireless, Solo3 Wireless, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Fit Pro, and Beats Studio Buds $25 for the Beats Flex $25 for the MagSafe Duo Charger, second-generation Apple Pencil, and Smart Keyboard Folio $25 for the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro The promotion is available on Apple's online store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple's retail store locations. As usual, refurbished products are not eligible for a gift card, and the offer cannot be combined with educational pricing. Black Friday is one of the few occasions per year that Apple offers deals on its products, but better deals are often available through resellers like Amazon, so make sure to check out our Black Friday roundup for the latest discounts on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple TV, accessories, and more. Apple gift cards are now all-in-one and can be used towards the purchase of products, subscription-based services like Apple Music and Apple TV+, App Store apps, iTunes Store content like TV shows and movies, iCloud+ storage, and more. Related Roundups: Apple Black Friday , Apple Deals Related Forum: Community Discussion This article, Apple's Black Friday Event Underway in Some Countries, Begins in U.S. Tomorrow first appeared on MacRumors.com Discuss this article in our forums

MacRumors 24 Nov 2022 9:27 pm

The Best New Movies And Shows On Netflix Today: November 24, 2022

Here are the best new movies and shows available on Netflix today.

Forbes 24 Nov 2022 8:57 pm

Hilarious! Theatre Employee Shares How People Sneak Food Into The Movies

This Reddit post got us curious to find out what other tricks people use to bring their own food to the theatres.

NDTV 24 Nov 2022 3:14 pm

The 35 best Black Friday Chromebook deals for 2022

Chromebooks are perfect for everything -- from classroom work and web browsing to streaming movies and working on the go. Here are our top picks for Black Friday deals on Chromebook laptops.

NewsLookup 24 Nov 2022 10:28 am

UP man arrested for forces girl to engrave his name on her body

LUCKNOW: A 25-year-old nursing student was detained for compelling a girl to write his name on her private parts with a blade and then making the video viral on social media. At knifepoint, the accused threatened the girl. If she didn't obey, he even threatened to kill her parents. The accused threatened the girl at knifepoint. He also threatened to kill her parents if she did not obey. The 21-year-old victim's parents had registered an FIR against the man. As per the FIR, the victim and the accused are pursuing nursing course from a private institute in Lucknow. Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, ADCP for the West, said, The alleged accused, Avendra Sonwali, made friends with the young woman and obtained her mobile number in order to carry out his evil schemes. He began communicating with the girl via WhatsApp calls. Despite the fact that she had not given her consent, he told the girl that he loved her and that he wanted to marry her. He also went to the girl's room and, while holding a knife, recorded several pornographic movies. He gave the victim a choice: be married to him or suffer the consequences. The ADCP said, he recently made a video call to the girl again and threatened to kill her and her parents if she did not agree to marry him. On the video conversation, he instructed the girl to show him her blood. The victim was forced to take up a blade by Avendra, who then slashed her hand and chest to display her blood on camera. He later posted the video on social media, and when the girl's parents learned of it, they filed a complaint, according to Sinha. As per the girl's recorded statement given to the police and a judge on Monday, which served as the basis for the arrest, said Sinha. 4 girls sexually assaulted a young man after making him unconscious... Naxalites go on rampage in Kanker, torch 3 vehicles, 4 mobile towers A man beheaded his wife with an axe, throws body parts in the forest in suspicion of Infidelity

News Track 22 Nov 2022 9:49 am

Dating Apps: Mothers accepting change, 50 percent of mothers in favor of dating apps, read more here...

Most adult youth of marriageable age in India have rejected their mothers' overtures of 'matchmaking' for marriage millions of times. Countless WhatsApp pictures of potential mates and surprise meetings arranged by 'matchmaker aunties' are commonplace. However, a recent survey of 5,000 young men and women across the country revealed that 50 percent of Indian mothers, both Millennials and Gen Z, are now embracing the change and are looking for life partners for their children through dating apps. Are comfortable with the search. A survey conducted by TrulyMadly to find out the current perceptions related to dating in India also revealed that 86 percent of Indore mothers are more and more in favor of love marriage for their children. Some of the important findings of the survey are as follows: More than 45 percent of respondents reported that their mothers are more concerned about their marriage than their fathers. This is true for both boys and girls. Nearly 70 percent of female respondents and 80 percent of male respondents from Tier 1 and 2 cities indicated that their mothers favor love marriages, indicating the overwhelming acceptance of choice in matrimony given millennial women's emphasis on education and career. it shows. Moms of Gen Z and Millennials rely on dating apps for matchmaking; 50 percent of the respondents indicated this. Less than 20 percent of respondents reported that their mothers were 'unaware of dating apps' and only 7 percent reported that their mothers did not support dating apps. Mothers from non-metro cities such as Jaipur, Indore, and Lucknow are confident of their daughters' choices; 55 percent of the respondents indicated that there is more pressure on men to get married. Most of the respondents working in metros such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata said that 53 percent of the respondents said that there is more pressure on daughters from mothers. 60% of the respondents felt that mothers still prioritize marriage over career and education for their daughters, while 46% of mothers prioritize marriage over career and education for their sons. 54 percent feel that mothers are more concerned about the career and education of their sons. Mothers discuss marriage and marriage keeping in mind all three - 'we are today, we will not live tomorrow', 'no one will be found later and gossip. Despite the change in moms in present times, 22 percent of the respondents refused to discuss the use of dating apps, indicating the skepticism of the younger generation regarding its acceptability. We set out to understand the perceptions and apprehensions surrounding dating in India, but the completely changed mindset of not only the younger generation but also their parents, said Snehil Khanor, Co-Founder and CEO, TrulyMadly Surprised. I believe that a lot of this growth has come from the continuous efforts in our society to support women's rights, reduce gender discrimination and sensitize them against gender stereotypes. Also, far more free content through movies and social media has helped mothers prioritize compatibility and trust to support their children in finding life partners. These findings clearly show that mothers who are often considered to be bound by age-old social norms have managed to overcome it. Given the role of mothers in the marriage decision-making process, it is safe to assume that the younger generation, who seem to be disenchanted with the institution of marriage, will consider it more actively in the years to come. We are excited to be a part of this journey by building a safe, reliable, and engaging dating platform that facilitates and strengthens serious human relationships through continuous technology innovation. India's favorite dating app, TrulyMadly, has been a pioneer in empowering millennials on topics such as choice-based decision-making, matrimony and relationship issues, and more. TrulyMadly bridges the gap between casual dating apps and matrimony websites for millennials who are looking for something serious by themselves and for themselves.

Kalam Times 22 Nov 2022 8:38 am

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon join hands to start their first production start-up 'Artists Equity'

The two have starred in many hit movies like 'Good Will Hunting'.

The Economic Times 21 Nov 2022 4:59 pm

World Television Day 2022: History, significance and theme

World Television Day is celebrated on November 21. The main purpose to celebrate this day is to recognize the significance and influence of television in our individual life. Television not only provides enjoyment and information but also helps in increasing the level of knowledge and entertainment in the world. It is a medium of entertainment that is widely used. As per the latest statistics, around 1.67 billion watch television worldwide. In the United States, on average, people watch 3.5 hours of television a day whether a person watches news, sports, concerts, shows, or movies on television.

India TV 21 Nov 2022 4:04 pm

Erasure by design: How Indian Muslims are being rendered invisible

While growing up, a common remark I used to hear was, You don't look like a Muslim!. An innocent-sounding comment back then and I didnt really understand its implications. It was expected to be taken as a compliment. It was only much later that I realised what such a simple statement insinuated. I didn't wear the common identity markers of Muslims like the hijab, burqa, head cover, surma, or other hallmarks that are associated with the community. In the past few years, the meaning of that remark has metamorphosed into something else for me. What they actually meant was, Your appearance doesnt make me uncomfortable. I have seen this innocuous-sounding comment transform into a full-fledged Hindutva project. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, which makes no bones about being an organisation driven by the Sangh ideology, has taken many steps that aim at invisibilising the minority Indian Muslim population of India. It has launched a systematic project to limit minority voices and impose restrictions on their religious expression and identity markers in a bid to make the community invisible from public spaces and unofficially push them to the status of secondary citizens. Stereotyping of Indian Muslim in pop culture Indian films over the years have played a major role in pushing a particular image of the bad Muslim. A typical bad Muslim is mostly bearded, wears a skull cap, and more often than not has coal-lined eyes, all of which are supposed to be symbols of religious fanaticism rather than normal expressions of religiosity. On the other hand, the burqa, which is a cover used by practising Muslim women, has been an object of ridicule in most movies, mostly worn to carry on some shady business. The good Muslim, on the other hand, is someone who has a religion-neutral appearance, devoid of any religious markers, an ideal representative of secularism, who offers aartis and occasionally dances in Visarjans, abuses Pakistanis whenever possible and eventually dies for the country fighting Pakistan, because what better test of patriotism can an average Indian Muslim have? These stereotypes, propagated and emboldened over the years, are now a part of pop culture, with regular appearances in newsrooms, films, and even Tik Tok videos. Any deviation from this image is considered nothing less than an act of treason. Restrictions on religious freedom This started with an objection to the Muslim congregation for Friday Namaz. Last year, a campaign was started in Gurugram, Haryana, to stall the performance of Friday Namaz in any public space. A group of Hindu right-wing organisations began disrupting Friday Namaz week after week by occupying the designated Namaz spaces, even going so far as to perform havans on the said spaces as an expression of counter-activity. All this happened with the help of the administration and police, who acted as a convenient passive audience.The Haryana Chief Minister released a statement in which he instructed Muslims to perform their prayers in private or designated religious spaces and not in public spaces. Ironically, a section of the majority now insists on performing their religious affairs in those designated spaces itself. In Khargone, Madhya Pradesh, the Ram Navami procession was taken through a Muslim neighbourhood and loud music was played, which led to clashes and the resultant demolition of Muslim houses by the administration. In September this year, a Ganpati procession was taken out in Gulbarga, Karnataka, repeatedly playing provocative songs on loudspeakers in front of Mehbus Masjid. Similar incidents took place in Gujarat, Hyderabad, Siliguri, and Muzaffarpur. So, essentially, not only the public places have been claimed by the majority, barring Muslims from performing or following any religious acts, but even the designated places of worship for Muslims, or those theoretically private spaces, are being encroached upon by the majority by these acts of bullying and intimidation. Incarceration of journalists and activists Many strong and prominent Muslim voices have been lodged in jails in the past few years. Activists like Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid have been in jail for almost two years. Journalist Siddique Kappan is still in jail despite securing bail in the UAPA case as his bail application in the PMLA case was rejected. Recently, journalist Mohammed Zubair from Alt News was arrested and put in jail for an innocuous old tweet. All this happened when members of the Hindu Maha Sabha organised rallies and meetings and gave incendiary speeches against the minorities with no repercussions. This is a reiteration of the fact that, in New India, a Muslim is not allowed to show dissent in any form, or they would have to pay a price. In most cases, the administration has made examples out of them to serve as a warning for any future dissenters. Even the powerful not spared The public trial of Shahrukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was broadcast last year on many newsrooms by screeching, enthusiastic news anchors, and on social media by a dedicated section of trolls who didn't leave any stone unturned in vilifying and defaming the entire Khan family. These people rejoiced as if they had some personal scores to settle with the superstar and his family. Though the investigation was still in progress and numerous loopholes were already coming to light, some people had already pronounced Aryan Khan guilty. The fact that the irrational hatred had more to do with Shahrukh Khan's Muslim identity cannot be denied. Amir Khan has been the victim of numerous boycotts over the past few years, since the time he made a statement about the rising intolerance in the country. The fact that even stars like Amir and Shahrukh, who have been adored and loved by all for decades in this country, are not being spared by the hate wave against Muslims in the country and have been bullied into silence, is an indication of the current situation of commoners. Social media bullying of Muslim women Trolling and bullying of vocal Muslim women on social media platforms, especially Twitter, is not unheard of. But last year, right-wing extremists took it a step further by using the profile pictures of many vocal Muslim women from Twitter and other social media sites and using them on a virtual auction platform. It happened not once but twice, in the form of Sulli deals and Bulli deals. I and many other Muslim women, who dont subscribe to the ideology of the current political regime, were harassed by anonymous accounts and even after filing police complaints and the subsequent arrest of the perpetrators, no concrete action was taken. It was a reiteration of our fears that we should not expect any support from the system in case of any mishap. The result was that the majority of the Muslim women stopped using profile pictures in their bios, and many toned down their opinions, especially political ones. Another act of silencing Muslim voices was successfully executed. Instead of addressing or facing the issues raised by the Muslim minority, the current regime has chosen the convenient path of blatant use of power, to curb any and every form of criticism. Noam Chomsky said, If we dont believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we dont believe in it at all. Almost every Indian Muslim must have heard the phrase Go to Pakistan at least once in their life. While the majority recognises that it is not feasible to deprive nearly 17.2 crore Muslims in India of their citizenship, the next best option is to disenfranchise and silence them. Dr Nazma Parveen is from Kolkata and writes on socio-political issues. Views expressed are the author's own. Category: Voices Bread Crumb: Opinion Image Upload: Muslimwomenholdplacards_pti_21112022_1200x800-compressed.jpg Blurb: The BJP has launched a systematic project of limiting minority voices, imposing restrictions on religious expression and identity markers in a bid to make the community invisible. 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The News Minute 21 Nov 2022 3:29 pm

Aankhen, Main Hoon Na, chingaari: A Look At Sushmita Sens Best Movies

Sushmita Sen, who made her debut in Dustak in 1996, is one of the most talented and respected actresses in the film industry. As the former Miss Universe turns a year older today, heres a look at some of her best films.

The Economic Times 19 Nov 2022 10:23 am

A woman went on Honeymoon Alone, Meet Real life Kangana Ranaut from Queen

The Film which frames Kangana Ranauts career is one of the best movies in Bollywood. The idea of the movie is totally different from the kinds of movies made in Bollywood. In the movie after her Kangana lover ditched her she went on Honeymoon alone but is it possible in real life. Yes it is possible Laceys story is very much like Kangana Ranauts hit film Queen where even she goes on a trip alone after her fianc breaks up with her a day before their marriage. A woman named Lacey was in a relationship with her partner for 5 years and they even got engaged. The duo was going to tie their knot soon and all preparations were in place. But it all the dreams of the girl went in vein and everything came to an end when the fianc broke up with the woman and left a day before the marriage. Her boyfriend ditched his fianc as he thought he didnt love her anymore. This came as a shock in the girl life. Similarly, like Kanganas character the incidence broke the womans heart. However, to overcome the pain of her fianc ditching her, the woman went on the honeymoon alone. All her bookings were done in advance as the wedding was supposed to happen. The woman, shared her side of the story on social media. In the film, Kangana also thanked her fianc for giving her new life. Lacey did and the uncanny similarities make Laceys story as worthy as that of a movie. Lacey is now in a new relationship, and she also said that her new ends up thanking her fianc and the uncanny similarities make Laceys story as worthy as that of a movie. She also shares her boyfriend treats her like a queen. She thanked her old fianc for leaving her a day before the wedding so that she could experience the solo trip. I had seen and felt the affection of Indonesian people very closely: PM Modi 'Just like America has relations with India, keep it with us too..', Imran Khan G20 Summit: PM Modi met Rishi Sunak, first meeting after becoming British PM

News Track 17 Nov 2022 2:22 pm

Crypto was a story of greed and con thats ending

Ok, so first up, congratulations are in order to folks who gave the name cryptocurrency. Crypt means an underground burial chamber, and crypts have been as central to Hollywood horror movies as a white saree...

The Times of India 16 Nov 2022 11:45 am

Tales from the money crypt: Crypto exchange FTXs implosion shows a bear market is the only cure for silly financial greed

Ok, so first up, congratulations are in order to folks who gave the name cryptocurrency. Crypt means an underground burial chamber, and crypts have been as central to Hollywood horror movies as a white saree...

The Times of India 16 Nov 2022 2:25 am

Which upcoming movie are you excited to watch....?

Hi, I am jimmyalan , I am big fan cinema and i love to watched upcoming movies , I am excited to watch new upcoming movies Resident Evil: Retribution, Argo.. Are you excited to watch these movie or have any one yours choice so please share with me.. I am awaiting for your reply.......

Digit 15 Nov 2022 10:57 pm

When can you really start decorating your home for Christmas?

If December hasnt started yet, the Christmas spirit intensifies a little more every week. Shortening days, falling temperatures unveiled Christmas windows and Christmas movies bursting onto screens, there is no longer any doubt: the holidays [] The post When can you really start decorating your home for Christmas? appeared first on Architecture Art Designs .

Desktop Nature 14 Nov 2022 5:30 pm

'Makdee', Frozen', 'Iqbal': Movies To Add To Your Kid's Watchlist This Childrens Day

Age knows no bounds when it comes to enjoying movies. From Home Alone to Stanley Ka Dabba, this quick movie guide is what you need.

The Economic Times 13 Nov 2022 10:52 am

'Do some work, who will marry you,' mother who said this killed by son

Bhopal: A painful incident is coming out from Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, where an eccentric son beat up his old mother with a cricket bat and a stick on the matter of marriage. It is being said that the murdered son did not do any business and used to watch horror movies on the phone all day. This case is of Khanugaon of Kohefiza police station area where Asma Farooq, an old widow woman lived with her family and was a teacher by profession. However, the woman had retired from the job. The deceased woman lived with her two sons and daughter-in-law. His elder son's name is Ataullah and heryounger son's name is Abdul Asad Farhan. On Tuesday, the elder son had gone to his in-laws' house with his wife, after which only his mother and younger brother were in the house. When the elder brother returned home at night, he found his mother covered in blood. On asking the younger brother, he told that the mother has fallen from the roof. Then the elder son took the mother to the hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead. Regarding the murder of the same woman, it is said that the criminal youth repeatedly insisted on marrying. On this his mother said that you are of no use, do some business, who will marry you. The son, who was convicted of murder, got angry after hearing this from his mother and killed him by beating him with a bat. Only the mother and son were present in the house at the time of the incident. After the murder of the mother, to suppress the case, the criminal said that her mother had fallen from the roof. On Wednesday morning, when the post-mortem of the woman's body was done, the murder was revealed in it. The police interrogated both sons, after which the police suspected the younger son. At first, the criminal kept trying to escape by lying to the police, but when the police interrogated him strictly, he accepted his crime. The police arrested the son who was guilty of the murder. Why not SC status to 'Dalits' who became Muslims-Christians? Center told the reason 'If you don't want to work, tell me..,' CM Yogi reprimands officers Sudhir Suri murder case: 'Pakistani' conspiracy to cause Hindu-Sikh riots

News Track 10 Nov 2022 12:25 pm

This Virtual Reality Headset Kills Player If They Die In The Game

An American entrepreneur has taken a page out of Hollywood science-fiction movies and created a game where the player dies if they are unable to complete the game.

NDTV 9 Nov 2022 4:55 pm

Netflix November 2022 releases: The Crown Season 5, Enola Holmes 2, and much more

We bring you our recommendations for movies and TV series from genres such as action, drama, biography, documentary, rom-com, and more. Watch some of the most anticipated shows and films coming this November on Netflix.

NDTV 8 Nov 2022 1:08 pm

Wedding is the 4th biggest industry and still so underdeveloped and unorganised

Movies mirror life, at least some certainly do! For who would not want the Naina and Bunnys friends kind of wedding replete with flowers, choreographers, event managers, DJs, choicest cuisines, drinks, chauffeurs, travel planners,...

The Times of India 29 Oct 2022 2:46 pm

Horoscope for Horror Movie Fans Infographic

There are already plenty of websites that show your daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes these days. While it is not scientific, it can be fun to read. This infographic from Halloween Costumes is a horoscope mixed with famous characters from horror movies: The post Horoscope for Horror Movie Fans Infographic appeared first on Best Infographics .

Best Infographics 21 Oct 2022 4:14 pm

She Hulk Seems Like The Same Patriarchal Hogwash In A New Bottle And Made Me Squirm

A comic fan from my childhood, I never miss any superhero movies or series, no matter whether they deserve viewing or not. After nearly 50 years of reading and connecting with comic characters, I feel they deserve a view, even if it is derivative characters like Batgirl, Supergirl, or She Hulk. When She Hulk was [] The post She Hulk Seems Like The Same Patriarchal Hogwash In A New Bottle And Made Me Squirm appeared first on Women's Web: For Women Who Do .

Women's Web 11 Oct 2022 11:10 pm

Radhika Aptes advice to make a Long Distance Relationship Work

Radhika Apte is one of the bollywood actresses who is famous for her realistic acting skills. The actresss film with Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khans Vikram Vedha is already hit the theatre. Vikram Vedha is a remake of R Madhavans Tamil film which became a huge blockbuster. The movie has already hit the theatre. During one of the promotional events, the actress opens up on her long-distance relationship. Speaking about her marriage the actress said,I had a long-distance marriage till COVID happened. Now we are spending so much time together, it is marriage chapter two! In the beginning, it was so sad to be away, it was really heartbreaking. Now again I think, Oh my God I wont be able to see him for a bit that really hurts me. But we are trying to spend more time now. She further added, Long distance relationship is really hard. But if you want to make it work, you can make it work. We made it work; I dont know how. We wanted the same thing and loved each others company. Giving each other freedom is the most important thing. And giving yourself freedom- to change, think differently, and want whatever you want. Accept yourself as who you are and then youll accept the other person. Thats something I have learned about any successful relationship. Radhika Apte is well-known for her roles in hit movies like Pad Man, Andhadhun, Phobia, Sacred Games, and Lust Stories, to name a few. She is married to Benedict Taylor. He is a British avant-garde composer and violist, who works within contemporary music and improvisation. Watch, Shehnaaz Gill chats with Sai Pallavi at Filmfare Awards South 2022 Vivek Agnihotri slammed Aamir Khan s new Ad, Aisi Bakwaas Karte Hain Fir Kehte Hain Hindus Watch, Shah Rukh Khans luxurious Life and Lavish Lifestyle

News Track 10 Oct 2022 11:24 am


It is transition time on this page, where Sachidananda Murthy has been engaging and enlightening you with his 'PowerPoint'. With his deep insight into national and global issues, spectacularly large perspective, and an uncanny ability to explain complex matters of statecraft in lucid language, he had made this one of the turn-to pages in THE WEEK. He has chosen to retire, take more care of his health, spend more time with his loving wife, read more books, watch more movies, listen to more music, and have more fun. Now Philip Mathew, editor of THE WEEK, has tasked me, who has been going round the mulberry bush called 'PMO Beat', to take you on a cross-country 'PowerDrive'. We may stray overseas occasionally. The title, as you have guessed, has been chosen to signal continuity with change. The column will continue to be about power, the elixir of political life that charges up our elderly netas like Ashok Gehlot to drive faster than a young pilot. So hop in, ladies and gentlemen; let's go for a test drive. Come to think of it, this is the right time to start a column called PowerDrive, just after Narendra Modi has renamed India's driveway of power which India's most powerful men and women drive up and down every day, as Kartavyapath. That is part of his party's plan to construct a new narrative of nationalism where the 'shameful' legacies of colonial India would be erased, but where the memories of the ancientreal and imaginarywould be glorified. What about the medieval of the Khiljis, the Tughlaqs and the Mughals? Well, was there such an age? Modi is on a shock-and-awe drive, not just down the Kartavyapath, but across India announcing, opening, and launching projects and programmes that should get him votes. At times, he is hitting even the rail tracks. Last week he rode a new fast train from Gandhinagar to Kalupur, and then travelled back on a metro. Sitting in Delhi in the weekend, he crossed over into 5G speedcan be up to 10gbpstest-driving a car parked in Sweden. His party president, the genteel J.P. Nadda, is on a cross-country, exhorting party leaders to get the BJP lotus a mud-hold in 144 seats which it had narrowly missed winning in 2019. His partymen are said to have told him about 1.1 lakh booths which need special attention. Nadda told them to make route maps into a few thousand of those booths. Nadda's first term as party president is ending in January, but no one in the BJP is talking about a succession issue. Clearly, the good gent is assured of a second term, which party rules permit. That lets him have the peace of mind to address 1.1 lakh problems at the same time. The problem is a bit paradoxical in the Congress, which seems to be driving without a GPS device or even a compass. It has a designated Prince of Wales, or Yuvaraj as we in India that is Bharat would like to say, but he doesn't want the crown. He is on a slow power-march from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and beyond to Ladakh. That, he hopes, should energise the party's foot soldiers and well-wishers into a power drive. But then, the Congress's problem is not a lack of cadre or well-wishers. The latter are there in millions, and the cadre will come back if the warlords stop fighting among themselves and focus on people's issues. Rahul ought to address this on his long walk, which otherwise may look more like Chandra Sekhar's futile foot march than Mao Zedong's long march to power. And by the time the walker reaches what he thinks is his path of duty or Kartavyapath, he may miss the bus too. Voters may say, take a walk. prasannan@theweek.in

The Week 9 Oct 2022 4:02 pm

Box Office Legends: The Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time!

What is the highest grossing movie of all time? Thats a question that gets asked a lot, but the answer is always changing. Box Office Legends has compiled a list of the top 13 highest grossing movies of all time, and its sure to make you do a double-take. But before we get into that, [] The post Box Office Legends: The Highest Grossing Movies Of All Time! first appeared on Daily Infographic .

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How AI is helping start-ups extract better ROI in their business models?

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Finally Getting My Due: Darling Actor Shefali Shah To NDTV

Acclaimed actor Shefali Shah, who has been applauded for recent performances in Delhi Crimes and Darlings , says that the OTT platforms have broken the boxing of actors as heroes and heroines, and now lead characters are being written for women. She adds that women are not there in the movies and series just to look good.

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10 Villains From Your Favorite Horror Movies Face-Off

The horror movie villain is a staple of the genre. Whether theyre a slasher, demon, or ghost, they always manage to find a way to terrify us. Here are ten of our favorite villains from some of the most popular horror movies of all time. We all love our favorite horror movies. But theres nothing [] The post 10 Villains From Your Favorite Horror Movies Face-Off first appeared on Daily Infographic .

Daily Infographic 10 Sep 2022 5:45 pm

The Ultimate Guide To Checking Internet Speed

The internet is a wonderful thing. It lets us connect with people all over the world, browse websites at lightning speed, and stream all of our favorite movies and shows in high definition. But for all the good that the internet does for us, it can also be frustrating. Sometimes your internet just feels slowlike [] The post The Ultimate Guide To Checking Internet Speed first appeared on Daily Infographic .

Daily Infographic 2 Sep 2022 5:45 pm

Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Boycott Movies???

Laal Singh Chaddha stars Aamir Khan in the titular role alongside Kareena. The film is an official Hindi remake of the 1994 Hollywood film Forrest Gump that starred Tom Hanks. Laal Singh Chaddha made headlines after the hashtag Boycott Laal Singh Chaddha started trending on Twitter ahead of its release.... The post Editorial with Sujit Nair: Why Boycott Movies??? appeared first on HW News English .

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59th birth anniversary of Sridevi Kapoor: The economic powerhouse

For the first female megastar in Indian cinema, Sridevi Kapoors cinematic journey of over 300 films is riddled with blockbusters, 100 days, golden jubilees, silver jubilees, and hit films. From one of her earliest movies...

The Times of India 13 Aug 2022 9:40 am

The Middle Earth Travel Guide [Infographic]

The Lord of the Rings movies have plenty of amazing scenes and places we all would love to visit in real life. This infographic from CheapFlights.com.au serves as a travel guide for the Middle Earth locations: The post The Middle Earth Travel Guide [Infographic] appeared first on Best Infographics .

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