Motion Picture : Snow White and the Huntsman
Cast : Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Ian Mcshane
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Direction: Rupert Sanders
Preview – The biggest story of all times will come alive on silver screen this summer featuring Kristen Stewart reprising her role as Snow white who wages a war against the ruthless and cruel Queen Ravenna (played by actress Charlize Theron). Chris Hemsworth will portray the role of huntsman in this magnum opus motion picture based on story by Grimm Brothers. Slated to release this summer, Snow White and the Huntsman will be definitely a treat for whole family.
Official Website – http://www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com/
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If there is any beautiful and divine place on earth; it is definitely the Golden Temple of Amritsar. This holy temple was built by Sri Guru Arjan Dev, the sixth guru of Sikhs. It’s a great privilege for me to tell you an inspiring episode from life of Sri Guru Arjan Dev which conveys an important message that no work in the world is high or low.
When Arjan Dev was working in the ashram of his guru, he was assigned to clean all the utensils and vessels in the kitchen. The other disciples in the ashram used to mock at the duties assigned to Arjan Dev. But Arjan dev went on cleaning utensils regularly day and night. Guru Arjan Dev never felt the job below his dignity and always did his work happily. The efforts and hard work of Guru Arjan Dev were not left unnoticed. When Arjan Dev’s guru decided to take Samadhi, he had already considered Arjan Dev as his next successor. The other disciples of the ashram were taken by surprise as they heard the name of Guru Arjan Dev announced as the new leader.
No one ever realized that this utensil cleaner will be declared as the forthcoming leader of Sikhs. What a great leader Arjan Dev really was! Even though, he was assigned to clean the utensils and heavy vessels in the kitchen, he performed his duty honestly. This story is so thought provoking and gives us a very valuable teaching that one should never shy from doing any work.
I had read this story in a motivational magazine and was keen to include this inspiring story in my blog post. Hope you will like this post. Please do let me know your suggestions.
Movie: Dear John
Cast: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins and Henry Thomas
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Distributor: Screen Gems
Release Date: 5th Feb 2010
Music: Deborah Lurie
Story: Nicholas Sparks
“No matter where it is in the sky… No matter where you are in the world… the moon is never bigger than your thumb. -John”
“See you soon then” – Savannah
The very first thing that captivates you in this movie is the soothing music composed by Deborah Lurie. It not only synchronizes with the dazzling cinematography, but also reflects the emotions and soul of the storyline written by Nicholas Sparks. Adapted from the 2006 novel, Movie “Dear John” is a timeless love story set against the backdrop of 9/11 events and revolves around John Tyree and Savannah, the lead protagonists who continue to express their emotions through letters even in the heartbreaking years of separation. The solitary life of soldier John Tyree changes the moment he meets the sweet, bubbly and optimistic Savannah during his leave in spring of 2001. The first meeting scene between John and Savannah has been shot very beautifully on the exotic beaches of North Carolina. When Savannah’s handbag suddenly falls in the sea, John takes a leap in the sea to retrieve the purse to the young woman. This scene has been beautifully written by Nicholas Sparks in his book and succeeds to bring a smile on the face of readers. In just 2 weeks, John and Savannah realize that they are made for each other.
But as the 9/11 event occurs, John gets the official orders to join in for war.The separation tears apart their togetherness, but John and Savannah endure this distance by writing letters to each other. Fate takes a drastic turn when John gets a letter from Savannah about her wedding. Though John re-enlists in armed forces to stay away from Savannah, fate brings them back together and John realizes the truth behind Savannah’s wedding. Will John and Savannah re-unite? Will John be able to forgive Savannah? Come; embark on the journey of love with John and Savannah in 2010’s romantic movie – Dear John. What I like best about the movie is that it’s a simply sweet romantic story without any excessive melodrama and succeeds to find a place in your heart forever. This excellent romantic story is not just about love between two people, it’s also a heart warming story between a father and a son. This novel is a tender, heart warming and a weepy tale of love and togetherness. Performance wise, Amanda Seyfried’s role as Savannah is really believable and sweet. Channing Tatum is truly convincing as John Tyree.
Once you have seen this Movie, do grab the copy of novel “Dear John” and you will truly enjoy reading this sweet story of John and Savannah. If you enjoy seeing “Dear John”, also check out the Movie “The Notebook” which is again an adaptation of the novel written by Nicholas Sparks. Hope you liked this article.
Motion Picture: Water Horse- Legend of the deep
Cast: Ben Chaplin, Brian Cox, Emily Watson and Alex Etel
Release Date – 2007
Have you ever heard about a friendship between a boy and a water horse? You surely didn’t. The childhood of every boy and girl is fascinated by bedtime stories filled with princess, Knights, dragons and mythical creatures. Presented by the makers of Chronicles of Narnia, Water Horse-Legend of the deep is also one such bedtime story which is a cheerful and an extraordinary saga of friendship between Angus and the water horse.
Synopsis: The opening scene of the movie begins with an old man narrating a story about a sea-horse to a couple and the story moves in flashback to 1940 and the viewers are introduced to a boy named Angus who is impatiently waiting for the return of his long-lost father who is missing in the war. The solitary life of Angus takes a miraculous turn when he discovers a huge egg lying on the shores of Loch Ness. Angus keeps the egg hidden in the store house, only to explore a magic that will change his life forever. When the hatchling comes out of the egg, Angus realizes that this creature is actually a sea-horse. Angus not only feeds the mythical sea-horse, but also keeps it hidden from the eyes of his mother and sister. A friendship develops between Angus and the sea-horse during the time and they both share the sweetest moments of the companionship. With this sea-horse, Angus discovers a guardian in this sea creäture. This sea-horse not only brings happiness back in life of Angus, but also helps get him rid of the fear of water.
But the sweet trouble for Angus actually begins as the sea-horse starts growing in size every day. Angus confides about the hidden sea-horse to his sister and they together start planning to find a secure place for this mythical sea-horse. How Angus and his sister manage to hide the sea-horse from the world is projected very beautifully by acclaimed director Jay Russels. If you are planning to watch a family movie with your kids, then Water Horse – Legend of the Deep is a perfect treat for your entire family. Every scene of this heart warming movie is filled with breathtaking visuals & cheerful moments which will definitely bring a smile on your face. I consider this movie more beautiful than E.T and recommend this as a delightful classic movie. Go, enjoy the delightful moments of Water horse with your family!!!!