Anurag Kashyap has managed to create a casting coup by roping in incredible performers Tabu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his latest project Thriller Factory. The audio web series by the director chronicles crime stories based on the country’s best pulp fiction. The episodes will be voiced by Tabu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui along with a string of other talented actors. Speaking at the launch of the new audio medium, Anurag said, “I’ve been hearing audiobooks for a while now. It’s like magic unfolding while your eyes are shut. When I was offered to direct this audio show, it seemed like a cherry on the cake. It gave me the opportunity to feed my basic instincts. The joy of bringing Hindi pulp like Manohar Kahaniyaan and Satya Katha to life without censorship or any kind of control is immense. As a filmmaker, it’s the best exercise for the imagination.” This is the very first-time Tabu and Anurag have come together for a project. The actress confessed that … [Read more...] about Tabu And Nawazuddin Siddiqui Roped In By Anurag Kashyap For Thriller Factory
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NASA has shared a look at a rather festive feature spotted in the southern sky. The space agency posted an image this week captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing what looks like a ‘holiday wreath made of sparkling lights.’ In reality, the brightly glowing swirls photographed by Hubble are the result of dust illuminated by a huge star at the center, estimated to be about 6,500 light-years away. Scroll down for video NASA has shared a look at a rather festive feature spotted in the southern sky. The space agency posted an image this week captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, revealing what looks like a ‘holiday wreath made of sparkling lights' According to NASA, a huge star called RS Puppis sits in the middle of the wreath-shaped feature. This star is ‘ten times more massive than the sun and 200 times larger,’ the space agency says, giving rise to a wide ring of illuminated dust on all sides. RS Puppis is what’s known as a Cepheid … [Read more...] about Hubble spots a celestial ‘wreath’: NASA shares stunning image showing the glow of a festive ‘super star’ 200 times larger than the sun
The movie buffs at CNET put on our monocles, sip some whiskey and round up the best movies of the year. December 14, 2019 5:00 AM PST It might not be labeled a vintage year, but 2019 certainly delivered some of the biggest and best movies ever made. We got emotional about Booksmart and Marriage Story, but the year also saw a little film called Avengers: Endgame steamroll the box office and nab the title of highest-grossing movie of all time (it was also one of the most expensive movies ever made).This Christmas, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker caps off the space sequel trilogy that began with The Force Awakens, followed by The Last Jedi, also known as the one Adam Driver forgot the name of. The Irishman saw unprecedented viewing figures on Netflix (according to Netflix), and the brilliant Korean "comedy" Parasite reminded us to watch movies outside Hollywood. Without further ado, below you'll find some wildly passionate takes … [Read more...] about The best movies of 2019: What to watch from this year
Fantastic Four hits theaters this weekend, and while reviews were believed to be embargoed until tomorrow, a few critics have published their thoughts on the superhero reboot, and they are not positive. While there are currently only five reviews listed on Rotten Tomatoes, only one of them is positive, giving Fantastic Four a 20% "Rotten" rating thus far. That number will likely change when more reviews start flooding in tomorrow, but for now, we have a few excerpts of these reviews. Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, which centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The plot is based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics, which feature much younger versions of these … [Read more...] about Fantastic Four Early Reviews: Worse Than Expected?
Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away earlier today, at the age of 46. The actor was found in the bathroom of his Manhattan apartment at the Pickwick House at approximately 11:15 AM EST by an unidentified screenwriter. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed, although The New York Post reports that the actor was found with a hypodermic needle still in his arm, and heroin was found inside the apartment. Last year, the actor admitted he was abusing heroin, and he had completed a detox program last May. A full autopsy will be performed, although full results will not be expected for at least a few weeks. Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award in 2006 for his critically-acclaimed performance in Capote, where he portrayed author Truman Capote. He was also nominated for his performances in Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master. RELATED: Michael J. Pollard Dies, House of 1000 Corpses and Bonnie and Clyde Star Was 80 He will next be seen A Most Wanted Man and The Hunger Games: … [Read more...] about Philip Seymour Hoffman Passes Away at Age 46