The Lion KingDirector - Jon FavreauCast - Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, James Earl JonesRating - 3/5 The new Lion King is like a deeply triggering and very expensive episode of Planet Earth narrated by Childish Gambino, here to traumatise a whole new generation of viewers. Falsely described as a live-action remake, the film is, more accurately, a photorealistic animated demo reel for times to come, when actors and emotion are rendered obsolete, and our entertainment needs are facilitated by one corporation trapped in a circle of life of its own making.For a film that exists purely to make money, it is narratively bankrupt - a shot-for-shot remake of a universally beloved classic that is ironically less affecting, despite aiming for realism, than the cartoon that inspired it. The story is still engaging, though, but it always has been, ever since it was called Hamlet. The new Lion … [Read more...] about The Lion King movie review: The greatest visual effects spectacle since Avatar; a monument to Hollywood excess
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A photo of a South African warthog chilling with birds sitting on its back is reminding people of the beloved fictional warthog Pumba from Disney's The Lion King. The photo was taken by wildlife photographer Gary Jones in the Zimanga Private Game Reserve in South Africa. The warthog in the photo seems to be enjoying the afternoon sun along with a flock of red-billed oxpeckers sitting on its back and clinging to other parts of its body. The colourful birds along with the warthog make the image indeed a spitting copy of a scene from the 1994 animated classic that first featured the funky wartog and meerkat duo. Only Timon seemed to be missing from the image. The image went so viral that it was shared on Facebook by the photographer. Jones, who belongs to North Wales in Britain, said that he had clicked the photo because the colourful birds sitting on the warthog made for a pictureqsue site. It was only after people pointed out the similarity that Jones realised he had unwittingly fund … [Read more...] about Real Life Pumba: Photo of Warthog in South Africa is Reminidng 90s Kids of ‘The Lion King’
There was a time when Children’s Day was celebrated with much zeal, with movies themed around kids. Taking a cue from this week’s releases, Action and Sangathamizhan, it looks like Kollywood has stopped making movies catering to children. The only such movie to have released this year is Thumbaa, a fantasy-comedy drama. It must be noted that one of the biggest blockbusters this year is a kids movie, The Lion King, whose Tamil dubbed version completed a 25-day run in tier 2 and 3 cities in Tamil Nadu.The fault in our starsSince the time of yore, Kollywood has had its fair share of kids-friendly films such as Anjali (1990), My Dear Kuttichathan (re-released in 1998), Rajinikanth’s Raja Chinna Roja (1989) and Vikram’s Deiva Thirumagal (2011) to mention a couple. In the recent past, we have modern gems like Pasanga (2009), Thanga Meengal (2013), Goli Soda (2014), Saivam (2014), Poovarasam Peepee (2014), Pasanga 2 (2015) and Kaaka Muttai (2015) — all made on a … [Read more...] about Why is there a dearth of kids’ movies in Kollywood?
Video PlayerClose By Xie Yuzhi MADRID, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Ten years ago, the Spanish national football team was about to embark on a period of unprecedented success, winning both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as in the 2010 World Cup. Their unique brand of "tiki-taka" passing football won them many admirers, and ensured the team's place in footballing folklore. However, as Spain's core players began to age, the "invincible fleet" that once conquered the world began to fall from grace. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they failed to advance from the group stage, suffering a humiliating 1-5 defeat to the Netherlands. And at the European Championships in France two years later, La Furia Roja was eliminated in the Round of 16 after losing 0-2 to Italy. After Vicente del Bosque resigned as national team manager, the Spanish Football Federation brought Julen Lopetegui in for the 2018 World Cup qualification. Lopetegui lived up to expectations and led the team to Russia … [Read more...] about World Cup Group B preview: Spain: Return of the king?
Aryan Khan might not have made his film debut yet, but he is already an established social media star. Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son has over one million followers on his verified Instagram account, and on his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, what better way to celebrate than to remind his fans of his trademark pose. Aryan never looks into the camera, even in selfies. Sometimes he comes close, but his eyeline is always a couple of degrees off. It’s like he’s looking at your ear, or your neck, or at the person 20 feet behind you. But he’ll never look at you directly. And it is perhaps this move that draws fans towards him even more. So on his birthday, here are five classic examples of Aryan Khan’s staring-longingly-into-the-distance look. View this post on Instagram Hair vs Gravity A post shared by Aryan Khan (@___aryan___) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:59am PST View this post on Instagram The Birth Giver A post shared by Aryan … [Read more...] about On Aryan Khan’s birthday, a reminder that Shah Rukh Khan’s son never looks into the camera. Here’s proof