For all the stereotypes Tollywood broke in 2018, it also carelessly revelled in the comfort of good ol’ formula. For every film that dealt with a subject maturely, there were others that refused to budge and sat deep rooted in misogyny. Even worse, high expectations were pinned on stories that failed to take off or were plagiarised with characters that left the audience baffled. Here are the Top 10 Telugu movies that were total cringe-fests this year: 1.Agnyaathavaasi A billionaire heir returns home from exile to find out who murdered his father upon his stepmother’s request. Surrounded by controversy right from the word go, Trivikram’s Pawan Kalyan starrer was so all over the place, even a die-hard PK fan couldn’t come to its defence. Not to mention the fact that director Jerome Salle accused Trivikram of freemaking Agnyaathavaasi by lifting the story from his French film Largo Winch. Beginning the year on an extremely disappointing note, Trivikram … [Read more...] about Most disappointing Telugu movies of 2018: Here are the Telugu films that failed to live up to expectations
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Disaster stories truly flourish on the big screen—a giant, terrifying spectacle of impending doom is far better seen than read about (assuming you escape unscathed from the cinema after a couple of hours).When they’re done well, they’re brilliant. Despite chronicling a cheesy love story during a decades-old disaster, Titanic became the defining movie of the '90s thanks to director James Cameron’s spectacular grasp of dramatic filmmaking.Titanic learned from the brilliant disaster flicks that came before it. Roy Ward Baker tackled the ship’s demise in his 1958 movie A Night to Remember, focusing on the human relationships that are tested by the catastrophe.Alfred Hitchcock reinvented the genre in 1963 with The Birds, which turned the dubious premise of being attacked by a murderous flock of birds into something genuinely scary. But it was 1974’s The Towering Inferno that came to represent the genre’s excellence, thanks to its superb cast and … [Read more...] about Ranked: The Most Disastrous Disaster Movies of All Time
THE most popular baby names in the UK last year have been officially listed by the Office for National Statistics. For the second year running, the most popular baby names in England and Wales were Oliver and Olivia.Olivia, Amelia, Isla, Ava and Emily were the top five names for girls in 2017.Oliver, Harry, George, Noah and Jack were the most popular names for boys.Harry, Oliver and Jack are showing no signs of slowing in popularity, with all three names having also been in the top five ten years ago.Nick Stripe, of the Office for National Statistics, said: ‘Although Oliver and Olivia remained the most popular baby names in 2017, some fascinating changes took place beneath them.‘Leo entered the boys' top 10 for the first time, whilst Hunter rocketed into the top 100, also for the first time, reaching number 78.‘Sarah, the most popular name for baby girls throughout much of the 1970s and 1980s, dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since our records began … [Read more...] about REVEALED: The most popular baby names of 2017 – did your name make the cut?
The movies of the 2000s were shaped by two technological advances—the improvement in computer animation and the rise of cheap digital recording equipment. Pixar continued their run of creative, technically stunning movies, which started in the mid-90s with Toy Story. Movies such as Finding Nemo and Up set a new bar for animation, packing an emotional punch and conjuring up rich visual landscapes. The Incredibles franchise began in 2004, and still spawns popular, critically-acclaimed sequels to this day. It wasn’t just Pixar which capitalised on the animation revolution of the 2000s. Spirited Away, a fantasy film from Studio Ghibli, won an Academy Award and drew Western attention towards the Japanese animation style. British stop-motion studio Aardman Animations also had two smash hits during the decade. The evolution of cheap, portable cameras, as well as easier access to editing equipment, facilitated a new boom in documentary filmmaking. Michael Moore led the pack … [Read more...] about The Best Movies of the 2000s, According to Critics
Sequels and remakes and reboots, oh my! The coming year has a whole lot of cinematic treats in store for us, but most of them feel… familiar. With Men in Black, The Lion King, Toy Story, Aladdin and Jumanji hitting our screens next year as sequels or reboots, it seems as though the cinema has become a time machine to the 1990s. Comic movie adaptations continue to stream in untrammeled, with visits from the Avengers, the X-Men and Wonder Woman scheduled for 2019. Even though moviegoers have been showing signs of franchise fatigue, it seems unlikely that the deluge will stop anytime soon. Overseas audiences still lap up recognizable movie worlds, with The Wrap reporting last year that some recent sequels “are now grossing upwards of 75 percent of their total global box office cume from outside the U.S.” Still, there are some original movies on the horizon. Quentin Tarantino returns to the director’s chair with his Manson family murder mystery Once Upon a … [Read more...] about The Most Hotly Anticipated Movies of 2019