New Zealand will miss the services of injured opener Martin Guptill and pace spearhead Trent Boult even as all-rounder Corey Anderson and stumper Glenn Phillips were included in the 13-man Kiwi squad for the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan, starting October 31.Anderson, who underwent a surgery on his spine in 2017, last turned out for New Zealand during the ICC Champions Trophy last year.The all-rounder is currently leading New Zealand A team on their tour of the United Arab...
Bollywood style icon and splendid performer Malaika Arora Khan on Tuesday turned 45.
Hard to believe right? This Indian heartthrob is an ageless beauty who is ever glowing and gleaming. Paparazzi's favourite Malaika has always rocked every fashion style from red carpets to casual airport looks, to even her gym get-ups.
Let's have a glimpse of Malaika's looks that turned heads.
Malaika Arora sizzling at the red carpet.
Malaika on casual days.
Malaika's gym looks.
Giving out her opinions on the ongoing protests against the Supreme Court judgement that allows women of all menstruating age to enter into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, Union Cabinet Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said, "I have the right to pray, but not to desecrate."
"I am nobody to comment on the Supreme Court verdict because I am a serving minister. But I believe I have the right to pray, but not the right to desecrate. And that is the difference we need to recognize and respect," Irani...
Baahubali Actor Prabhas turned 39 on Tuesday. He is one of the most celebrated actors who has come out of the Tamil Cinema.
On one hand where Prabhas's fans celebrated his birthday by doing more than 31 lakhs tweets on social site Twitter, on the other Prabhas surprised his fans as the makers teased a special content of his upcoming movie ‘Saaho’ on the occasion his birthday.
Saaho is an upcoming Indian cyberpunk action film written and directed by Sujeeth. The film stars Prabhas, Shraddha...
Hyundai Motor India on Tuesday has launched its revamped SANTRO at an introductory price of Rs 3.89 lakh.
Designed to meet all the needs of a family with ample space and convenience, the all-new SANTRO has more space from its previous variants with updated technology with lots of features.
Here is the most awaited #AllNewSANTRO Introductory Price starting at 3.89 Lacs for first 50,000 bookings only. Experience India's favourite family car and book a Test Drive today. pic.twitter.com/OYeSUNDZOG
The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied to impose a blanket ban on the sale of firecrackers ahead of Diwali, the bench however issued strict guidelines regarding the sale and manufacturing of the same.
A division bench presided by Justice AK Sikhri and Justice Ashok Bhushan permitted the sale and manufacture of green and low emission crackers. The bench also banned the online sale of crackers and it also put a restraint on e-commerce portals from selling them and the responsibility is placed on the...
Pixels Review: Disappointing And Fails To Recreate Nostalgia, Honesty
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July 31 , 2015 , 21:37 IST
Cast: Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Krakowski, Josh Gad, Sean Bean, Brian Cox and Matt Lintz
Director: Chris Columbus
Directed by Chris Columbus, "Pixels" is a sci-fi entertainer based on French director Patrick Jean's 2010 released short film of the same name.
The narration begins in the summer of 1982 when best friends Sam Brenner and Will Cooper attend the First Worldwide Video Arcade Championships. It is here that they meet a nerdy Ludlow Lamonsoff, who is infatuated with the computer game character, Lady Lisa.
Sam breezes into the finals where he meets his nemesis Eddie Plant, the self-proclaimed Fire Blaster, who defeats him for the title.
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Years later, an unkempt looking Sam (Adam Sandler) works as an electronics installer for a Geek Squad. His friend Will (Kevin James) is the president of the US, and Ludlow is a conspiracy theorist.
Meanwhile, a military base in Guam is attacked by some unexplained forces. Sam and Will notice that there is a similarity between the attackers and the video game "Galaga".
They eventually realise that aliens attacking our planet have developed weapons resembling classic video game characters like Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and Centipede to challenge and ultimately conquer Earth.
Realising that the US armed forces are ill-equipped to handle the situation, Will turns to Sam as he feels that he is uniquely qualified to save the world because he has studied the patterns of the old school video games.
Sam in turn ropes in Ludlow (Josh Gad) and Eddie (Peter Dinklage) to help him save the world from annihilation.
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The plot, written by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, is clumsily structured. It is perfunctory, weak and mediocre with sexist gags and childish buffoonery. The story lacks logic, motivation and conviction. The characters too, are cardboard thin and unbearably annoying.
On the performance front, the actors seem to be walking through their roles, having a bonhomie time on screen and not bothered about their performances. The entire drill seems like a big house party recorded for a home video.
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In this male dominated scenario, the only exception is actress Michelle Monaghan, who plays Lieutenant Colonel Violet Van Patten. She is Sam's love interest, who he meets while installing a TV for her son Maddy (Matt Lintz). She brings some depth to her character through a meaningful performance. But unfortunately, this romance sub-plot is underdeveloped like Ludlow and Lady Lisa's track and hence she is lost in the maze.
With poor production quality, the visuals too seem affected. Several sequences are crammed with designs that are not aesthetic or pleasing to the eye. The computer generated images seem to be of a bygone era. They are of an unexceptionally low quality, sloppy and garish. The 3D effects too do not elevate the viewing experience.
Overall, the film is disappointing as it fails to recreate the nostalgia and honesty that was reflected in the short film.