The 20 Greatest Best Picture Winners of All-Time
In view of the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, I decided to compile a small list. Having officially watched every single film to take home the prestigious Best Picture award, here is what I deemed were the 20 best to ever win it. (I limited it to presenting my top 20 since to say a word on all 93 films would prove tedious, and I also opted not to include Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans which would assuredly have been in my top 5).
MCU's Newest Heroes
It's an amazing time to be a Marvel fan... Since the launch of Disney+, the MCU has been able to evolve into a source of storytelling the world has never seen before. Launching a variety of brand new shows that all tie into the projects released on the big screen, the studio can now introduce new characters at a faster rate than ever.
10 Historical Miniseries that Aren’t Recommended Enough
Jane Austen adaptations typically dominate the lists of Best Historical Dramas. And a lovely tyrant she is. But this time, let’s try something different.
The Complete History of St. Olaf, Minnesota (according to Rose Nylund)
St. Olaf Township, Minnesota, USA, is a real and, I'm sure, lovely place - but it's most famous for being the fictional hometown of Golden Girls' Rose Nylund, played by the incomparable Betty White - whose nonsensical tales of her backwards Norwegian-American homestead provided at least some explanation for how she grew up so adorably dim.
Iron Man: Inside the Mind of Tony Stark
Born in Long Island, New York to parents Howard Anthony Stark, founder and former CEO of the industrial tech organization Stark Industries, and Maria Collins Carbonell, a philanthropist and sociology expert, Tony Stark completed an advanced degree in electrical engineering at a young age.
10 Films to Watch if You Can’t Stop Listening to Lana Del Rey
Whenever I’ve had a bad day, I put on a Lana Del Rey song and… well, it doesn’t necessarily cheer me up. But it does give my hiding-under-the-bedsheets-in-sweatpants look a certain sultry mystique. Maybe.
What to expect from Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever
Following Black Panther’s epic debut in 2018, which saw the movie go on to have one of the most successful box office grossing in history with $1.3 billion and a total of 30 highly coveted awards, including 3 Oscars, Marvel ordered its sequel — Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Baker's Dozen: Comfort Shows in 2021
Before I get to work on my 2022 Baker's Dozen lists, I have one more for my 2021! Since my previous list went over my comfort movies in 2021, it only seems fair that I also give attention to my comfort shows of 2021.
Best of Netflix
Whether you're binge watching or Netflix and Chilling, hats off to the digital streaming behemoth that never ceases to entertain.
Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic and Comic Universe, exploring all things superhero and villain. Excelsior!
Welcome to the digital DC Universe.
John Stamo: 40 years after Blackie Parrish on General Hospital
General Hospital: Where it all began In January of 1982, the ABC soap General Hospital introduced actor John Stamos to the viewing audience. He was handsome and charismatic and seemed destined for fame and fortune. Stamos was born on August 19, 1963, to second-generation Greek immigrant William "Bill" Stamos, an American restaurateur, and his wife Loretta Phillips Stamos. The original family surname is Stamatopoulos. Stamos worked in his father's restaurant and held other jobs that were common for teens in the 1970s. Later with his father's blessing, he dropped out of college to try his hand at acting.
Las Meninas: Is this the Most Captivating Painting in the World?
Las Meninas (which translates to 'The Ladies in Waiting') is a 1656 painting by Spanish painter Diego Velázquez. Sheltered in the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain, it is the most documented and dissected art piece by historians.
Why Did Hollywood Stop Hiring Tall Handsome Actors
When baby-boomers were children, westerns dominated the three TV channels and the big screen. The men that starred in these shows were tall, usually dark, and handsome. They make Brad Pitt and George Clooney look average. This was before the feminist movement when men were men and women were women. The words girly-men and pussified hadn’t been coined yet.
How to Wear Tennis Bracelets: The Proper Ways To Style Them
It's the 1987 U.S. Open and Chris Evert is amidst an extreme tennis match when her jewel bracelet snaps off her wrist. Her exquisite adornments piece is someplace on the court, and she stops the game to discover it. This is the way the "tennis bracelets" got its name.
TOP TIPS FOR UX DESIGNERS
User Experience Design (UXD or UX) is the process of improving a website’s quality in order to satisfy users’ experience. Qualities include usability, accessibility, and productivity of the website. It is important for a UX designer to be highly creative in their work because it’s their work will decide whether or not a user prefers to stay on website, comes back later or just leaves and never be back. Hence, it’s the designer’s duty to make a website is impressive for the end user and also easy and simple to use. Here, we look at some of the top tips which will help every UX designer out there to make high quality websites.
WEB DESIGN – WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT
Digital marketing in Pune, and other such major cities is the only industry which keeps on evolving with new trends in the market compared to other industries. The fact of the matter is that digital marketing is growing and it’s not going slowdown anytime soon. Web design trends are also shifting and changing, thanks to digital marketing. If you do not keep yourself updated with the latest trends in the market, you might be caught off-guard. While designing a web in 2017, you may think about previous years trends like “endless scroll” or you may wonder if “flat design” is something you should use or not. But first, you need to know what’s hot and what’s not on web design trends and then decide.
Book Review: "Florence Stories" ed. by Ella Carr
I have always loved stories about Florence, set in Florence and a bunch of other things to do with Florence. For the past almost fifteen years I have been wanting to go to Florence and, for the first time in that period - I had finally saved enough money to go - that was in January of 2020. You can only guess what happened to my luck next. When Italy shut itself down, I wash crushed and before you ask, no I don't have the money to go anymore. But, I still have the want and I will go someday - or I won't, I don't know. It really just depends how Fate wants it to go. But one thing I can be sure of is that these stories were really exciting to read even though I had read many of the books they are from before.
Dwarves, Hobbits, Elves: A Personality Profile
In personality psychology, we use a model called the Big Five for analyzing personality. Unlike other models in popular use like the Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram, the Big Five Personality Traits, or OCEAN, are based on empirical scientific studies. Instead of placing individuals in boxes, it is actually a spectrum, and allows for almost infinite variation. The model is ever-changing, and psychologists always welcome new evidence and findings. However, the OCEAN model is currently the most common in use, and has high replicability, even across cultures. Today, I'm using the Big Five OCEAN model to examine three cultures we meet in JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.
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