These Quotes from Kung fu Panda Series Can Be Your Life Mantras!

These Quotes from Kung fu Panda Series Can Be Your Life Mantras!

Prakash Khare

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So I have watched Kung Fu Panda for the 80th time yesterday and hence was repeating a few of the quotes while watching it. I am sure those quotes are no less than a “Life Lessons” from some great guru! Here are what I have compiled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let us know which one is your favorite. Mine is all of them.

Movie Bloopers That Made The Final Cut.

Movie Bloopers That Made The Final Cut.

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Even the biggest and the paramount movies in the world often contain some amusing mistakes. Of course, having a few mistakes doesn’t make them bad movies – it’s just an extra fun thing for us to look at.

Here is a list of 6 movie mistakes that made it to the final cuts:

  1. Dr. Strange.

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With Cumberbatch as the lead, the film familiarizes us to some new magical foundations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but sadly, all the magic in the world couldn’t fix some errors in this film.

At one point, Stephen Strange is at home looking for help in a video chat and when he becomes frustrated, he throws everything on the ground.

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Christine then enters the room with food for him and when the camera cuts back to Strange, we can see that all of the things that were thrown to the ground magically appear back at the table.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy.

z3 The Infinity Stones, upon which the movie revolves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are incredibly strong and powerful stones, which is why it’s hilarious when Star Lord (Chris Pratt) drops one. It looks scripted but according to the DVD commentary, it was an actual moment of clumsiness from Pratt, but the moment worked, so director James Gunn left it in.

The Infinity Stones, upon which the movie revolves in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, are incredibly strong and powerful stones, which is why it’s hilarious when Star Lord (Chris Pratt) drops one. It looks scripted but according to the DVD commentary, it was an actual moment of clumsiness from Pratt, but the moment worked, so director James Gunn left it in.




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  1. La La Land.

The Hollywood musical has officially tied the records for the most Oscar nominations of all time. This film takes every last detail into concern, but even the most cautiously crafted cinema can’t go without any slip ups.

On the day Sabastian (Gosling) meets Mia (Stone) at her coffee shop, Mia has been shown entering the coffee shop wearing black pants and carrying a yellow bag.

But, when Mia leaves work, she’s wearing a blue skirt and carrying a red bag.



  1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

z7    As war looms and the loss of Rohan seemed on the horizon, Eowyn gazes of the distance, as she does, a flag pole lashes in the wind and the flag tears of the pole and flies of in the distance, perfectly expressing the mood of insecurity and destruction to come. It was accidental as director Peter Jackson didn’t plan for it; it was a windy day at the time of the shot.




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  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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   The Avengers movie has a lot on its plate, with all of their characters and stories needed to be intertwine in just the right way so as to make everything perfectly understandable.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron’s big chase in the street of Seoul, Capt. America’s shield starts out with a few scratches that are clearly shown.

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But by the end of the chase, Cap’s shield is magically spotless.

While the shield is made up of vibranium and is considered indestructible, it doesn’t have any regenerative powers like Wolverine, so, it is an editing mistake which made it through the final cut.




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  1. Zootopia.

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      Zootopia is a lot of fun and did a great job of introducing us with some of the hilarious characters.    

    One of the best characters in the movie is Yax, who is played by Tommy Chong.

Yax, completely messes up what he calls himself. Yax who doesn’t wear clothes should have referred himself as “Naturist” as people who don’t wear any clothes, but he incorrectly refers to himself and his fellow nudists as “Naturalists”, which means experts or students in natural history.

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Logan – The Epic Finale

Logan – The Epic Finale

Uddipta Baruah

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A few months after the success of Deadpool, Fox announced the production of Wolverine 3 also known as Logan. March 3rd will see the release of Logan, the final movie in the Wolverine franchise directed by James Mangold, who directed The Wolverine as well.

Jackman’s Wolverine has become one of the most distinguishable characters in movie history. A memorable ending such as Logan is excitedly anticipated by fans, and we can only hope it will live up to the hype.

Keeping this in mind, here are some very cool facts about the movie:

  1. Hugh Jackman’s last appearance as Wolverine.

02Hugh Jackman has played the role of Wolverine for the ninth time in the X-Men movie franchise and it is considered that it’ll be his last appearance. Jackman had decided to retire from this iconic role for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, Jackman has played this iconic role for a record 17 years.




Hopefully, we get a great send off for his character and pass of his adamantium claws to a worthy successor.

  1. Patrick Stewart’s first major role in a Wolverine movie and his last appearance as Professor X.

04Patrick Stewart made his debut as Professor Charles Xavier in the first X-men movie in the year 2000. Over the years, Stewart as Professor X acted as Logan’s companion and guide but hasn’t had any significant role in any of the Wolverine movies. The Logan movie will feature Steward’s first major role in a Wolverine movie, older and weaker and deal with a memory loss.




It’s also reported that it’ll be Steward’s last appearance as Professor Charles Xavier. During a chat with ITV News, Steward stated, “I would imagine that this is probably the end of the franchise for me”.

  1. Graphic novel.

06It is based on a graphic novel. This film draws inspiration from Wolverine: Old Man Logan. This comic issue depicts the story of an old and weary Wolverine in a post-apocalyptic world as shown in the trailer as Wolverine ages.

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  1. Fate of other Mutants?

08This is probably one of the unforgettable images in the entire trailer which shows Logan wearing a suit in a graveyard and drinking and a funeral is taking place in the background.

Logan proceeds to Xavier and says that “mutants, they’re all gone”, suggesting that every mutant and every single member of the X-Men family are killed.

This arises a lot of questions as to how they were all killed. How only Logan and the Professor were able to survive. It’s a great way to set the tenor of the movie and raising the curiosity of the audiences.

  1. X-23.

10In the comics, Laura Kinney, X-23 is the clone daughter of Wolverine. The movie will focus on her origins as she is the new and the most vital part of the movie as shown in the trailers.



  1. Game of Thrones’ star in Logan.

12Another Game of Thrones series character joins the X-men franchise. In Logan, Swazi-English actor Richard E. Grant will start as a villainous scientist known as Zander Rice. Richard is known for playing the Braavosian performer Izembaro in the series of Game of Thrones.

13Grant is actually the fourth Game of Thrones actor to appear in the X-men movies. The other three actors are Peter Dinklage who plays the role of Tyrion Lannister, played Bolivar Trask in X-men: Days of Future Past,

Edward George “Ed” Skrein who had recurring roles of Daario Naharis, played the villainous role of Ajax in Deadpool

15and Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, played the role of young Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse.

  1. Idea from a video game?

17One of the first things many of us notice was how visually similar of the movie’s overall tone to the popular video game “The last of Us”. It is due to the fact that Logan’s likeness to the game’s main character, Joel, who is also trying to save the life of a young girl named Ellie and the father/daughter scenario, both in the movie and the game makes it even more comparable. Both the story starts in a post-apocalyptic world, showing us the similarity between Logan and The Last of Us.



  1. The Villain.

18Boyd Holbrook plays Donald Pierce as the antagonist in the movie Logan. He is the lead of the criminal Cyborg Unit known as The Reavers, bound on destroying the mutants and a fierce enemy of the X-Men.

The character is depicted as a cyborg in the comics and maybe also in the film, as we can see him wearing a cybernetic arm in the Logan trailer.

  1. Matching combats.

There is a part of the trailer that shows Logan’s and someone else’s claws near his face. We can be absolutely certain that Logan will be facing himself off with other experiments very similar to himself. It would be interesting to see someone as strong as Logan in a matching duel.



10 Famous Movies On Books, That You Would Love To Read.

10 Famous Movies On Books, That You Would Love To Read.

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For a lot of people, time is of the essence and reading a book is not the easiest pastime in the world. We have all sometimes picked up a book and put it down after engaging to read the first page. This is nothing to do with ability or concentration; it is to do with whether or not the book is of personal interest or whether the book actually meets our needs or whether we have the time to read the book.

Sometimes it is easier to watch a movie rather than read the book. Some movies that are adaptations of books can enhance the setting, the backdrop, and dialogue. This is especially helpful for people who have experienced difficulty in reading the book, as watching the movie as well as reading the book can enhance the understanding. A movie version can improve the experience of the book and can bring to life, and get us ecstatic into ‘this other realm ‘.

There are several books that have been made into movies. Here is a list of outstanding movies adapted from books.



  1. Alice in Wonderland.

w10The movie is an adaptation of the novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland written by Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world from her dreams where she is reunited with her friends who make her realize her real purpose.



  1. Jumanji.

w9Jumanji is a fantasy children’s picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, which was adapted as a big screen fantasy adventure movie. Both the book and the film are about a magical board game that put into action real animals and other jungle elements as the game is played; thus the dangers which the players have to overcome in the game also appear in real life.

The tale focuses on Alan Parrish, who becomes trapped in a board game while playing with his friend Sarah Whittle. Years later, siblings, Judy and Peter find the game, begin playing and then unwittingly release the now-adult Alan. After tracking down Sarah, the four resolves to finish the game in order to reverse all of the destruction it has caused.



  1. War of the Worlds.

w8The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells which was immortalized on the big screen with a film adaptation.Loosely based on the novel by H.G. Wells, it tells the story of an American dock worker who is forced to look after his children, from whom he resides separately, as he tussles to protect them and reunite them with their mother when Martians invade the Earth and shatter cities with towering tripod like war machines.



  1. The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy.

w7The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of adventure fantasy films, based on The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven novels written by C.S.Lewis, from which, there has been three film adaptations —The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Trader. The book revolves around the adventures of the Pevensie siblings in the world of Narnia, guided by a wise and powerful lion, Aslan who is the true king of Narnia.



  1. Forrest Gump.

w6Forrest Gump is a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. The novel was adapted into a feature-length film by Paramount Pictures in 1994.

The movie starring Tom Hanks, tells the story of a dim-witted but kind-hearted, good-natured and athletically impressive man from Alabama who retells his adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood sweetheart, as he bumbles his way through American history, from the Vietnam War to college football and in some cases influences, some of the historic events of the latter half of the 20th century in the United States becoming part of the story.



  1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

w5The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a psychological thriller novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson (1954–2004), which was published posthumously to become an international bestseller.

It was made into a movie featuring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. It tells the story of journalist Mikael Blomkvist’s (Daniel Craig) probe to find out what happened to a woman from a wealthy family who went missing many years earlier. The movie went on to win the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.



  1. Jurassic Park.

w4Jurassic Park is a sci-fi novel written by Michael Crichton. A tale about genetically mutated dinosaurs, it showcases the downfall of an amusement park showing genetically recreated dinosaurs which create mayhem and destructions. The director, Steven Spielberg adapted the novel into the epic film Jurassic Park. The book’s sequel, The Lost World, was also adapted by Spielberg into a film in 1997.



  1. Harry Potter Series.

w3Harry Potter is a series of fantasy movies, based on the novels written by British author J. K. Rowling, which have been made into eight fantasy films. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter. The story focuses on Harry’s effort against Lord Voldemort, the main antagonist who plans to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles, a reference term that means nonmagical people.



  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

w2The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel written by author J. R. R. Tolkien. The book was adapted to the big screen consisting of three epic fantasy adventure movies. The films were titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.

The series was a major financial triumph, as it was among the highest-grossing film series of all time. The films were critically acclaimed and heavily awarded, winning 17 Academy Award. The Return of the King won all of its 11 Academy Award nominations. The series received wide praise for its innovative special and visual effects.



  1. The Shawshank Redemption.

the-shawshank-redemption-5223c8231b88eRita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is a novella by Stephen King. It is loosely based on Leo Tolstoy short story, God Sees the Truth, But Waits. The novel was adapted into a drama film. It tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence.

 

 

6 Movies That Inspire Your Soul

6 Movies That Inspire Your Soul

Uddipta Baruah

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

-Helen Keller

Inspiration is the process of infusing faith in someone to encourage him or her to do the things they are meant to do. A lot of people do things simply out of the compassion in their heart and do not realize they are inspiring others around them.

There arises a stage in everyone’s life when all is gone and the future seems depressing. We always look for a godlike intervention that would help us in our hard times and push us towards the precise path. In my case, this godlike intervention came in the form of an inspiration when I came across these incredible movies that make me look at life in a different way:



  1. Life is Beautiful

a6Life is beautiful is an inspirational story about a father and his son in a Nazi concentration camp. It is a story of courage and faith. The spirit shown by the father, trying to make life beautiful for his little boy living in a hostile environment is remarkable and truly heart-breaking. He uses humor to shield his young son from the grim realities of war by convincing him that their time in the concentration camp is just a game.



  1. Death Poet Society

a5One of the best inspirational movies ever made but also one of my personal favorites.

The movie, starring Robin Williams, in one of his finest role as John Keating, an English teacher who encourages his students to break free from the rules and norms, go against the status quo and live defiantly.



  1. Schindler’s List.

a4Schindler’s list is a very powerful holocaust movie about a German industrialist named Oskar Schindler, who saves his Jewish employees from being prosecuted and taken into death camps. Directed by Spielberg, the movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed.



  1. The Pursuit of Happiness.

a3A simple, sentimental, inspiring movie about a broken father who tries to take care of his son after his wife leaves him when he loses all his money in a product he invested.



  1. 127 Hours.

a2  127 Hours is a thriller movie about Aron Ralston, who gets trapped in a crevice in the wilds of Utah for 5 days, with limited food and water, he takes drastic steps to survive, to see his family again. His story is a vivacious drama that offers a positive moral for survival against all the odds.




  1. Rocky.

a1  Rocky tells the story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated but kind-hearted working class Italian-American, who gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The movie is an inspiration for all, it’s about a downtrodden man, finding the drive to become something more and that no matter what, there’s always a chance in life, as it shows that nothing can be achieved without hardworking and sacrifices.



Academy Awards 2017 – Winner List and a short analysis

Academy Awards 2017 – Winner List and a short analysis

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The Academy Awards 2017 have been given away…Here are the winners !

IT WAS ‘MOONLIGHT’ in ‘LA LA LAND’

Ironic, it was that Moonlight did flow in the La La Land literally, as the title of my last article said…and most of the Scriptors’ Predictions were true as well.

The best motion picture was Moonlight

The best motion picture was Moonlight

Seems like Meryl Streep’s elaborate speech on ‘Cinema beyond boundaries’ made at the Golden Globe earlier this year has made a lasting impression on the, ‘Hollywood, Foreigners and the Press’. This year Academy tried to break free and give away some of the most amazing Oscars in the history of Oscars.

The United Colors of Cinema

There was a time in Hollywood, that men and women of color were seldom seen on the stage receiving Awards. The times have changed. The are no more the ‘Hidden Figures’, The ‘Fences’ have been broken and talent shines like, ‘Moonlight’.

While I was watching Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences this year I was amazed at the movies that I watched, There was something common about the three. All the three talked about the men and women of color, their stories were incredible, their journeys were breath-taking. Once called as the ‘Black Movies’, now renamed as ‘Best Movies’.

Men and women of color have seen some tough times in the International Political History, and movies are the documentation of those hardships. I distinctly recall a scene in the movie Hidden Figures, where our dear intelligent computer and a lady has to run yards just to use a washroom, says so much about the hard times that the people of color have seen in the past. Things have changed for good and we love it. Congratulations to all the men and women of color who won, and who couldn’t.

Cinema : World Peace V/S Politics

We love Iranian, films. We all really do. But in a country where politically Iranians are ‘Not Welcome’, academy chose to award a film from the pack of best foreign films, an amazing motion picture from Iran. ‘The Salesman’, directed by Oscar Nominated, Writer, Producer and Director Asghar Farhadi was a pleasant surprise and a slap on the face of politicians who are drawing lines on maps with blood of Humanity. Applause.

Lights, Camera and La La Land

‘La la land’ was nominated for 14 Oscars this year, which is the count for highest number of Oscar nominations by a film. La La Land ruled the Awards and got 6 out of the 14 awards. Emma Stone went on to win an Oscar for her amazing performance as Mia. The Director Damian Chazelle went on to become the youngest director in the history of Academy awards to win the trophy of the best director. Also La La Land was honoured for its amazing music, production design and its cinematography and thus became the movie that took most of the Oscars this year.

Moonlight all around

Moonlight, a heart ripping tale of ‘Chiron’ was one of the best movies that I had watched this year. It was amazing to watch a movie where I embody soul of a character of the movie I was watching. This year giving away the award to the best film was like a blockbuster movie ending. La la land was announced best film already, speeches of acceptance were given and then suddenly the pre climax ended and climax shocked and surprised us, pleasantly ofcourse. Confusion was cleared and ‘Moonlight’ won the Best Motion Picture for 89th Academy awards. Maheshala Ali won for his performance as Juan and Moonlight also took the award for the best adapted screenplay.

Jimmy Kimmel

You love him or you hate him. You cannot ignore him. It was fun to see him host this show with his sassy wits. Real fun.

Here is a list of winners.

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” ( WINNER )
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences” (WINNER)
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” (WINNER)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Arrival”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
COSTUME DESIGN
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Fantastic
DIRECTING
“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)
“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)
“13th”
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Extremis”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets” (WINNER)
FILM EDITING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“The Salesman” (WINNER)
“Tanna”
“Toni Erdmann”
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Passengers”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper” (WINNER)
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” (WINNER)
“Timecode”
SOUND EDITING
“Arrival” (WINNER)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”
SOUND MIXING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”
VISUAL EFFECTS
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Arrival”
“Fences
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
“20th Century Women”