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Seventh son, one of the most awaited movie in the year 2015 turned out to be a utter disappointment due to it’s  exaggeration of a 40 minute episodic storyline into a 120 minute of poorly scripted dramatic adventure of Master Gregory, seventh son of a seventh son (Played by Jeff Bridges) and Tom Ward,(Ben Barnes). Travel to face the once feared Mother Malkin (Played by Julianne Moore), who has returned.

As excited as I was, to witness Jeff Bridges, The Dude in action and Julianne Moore’s never aging looks in the movie. It sort of reminded me of Eragon. A tedious fantasy plot (comparison to eragon) with the likes of the two best celebrities starring in the movie, the rating evidently confirm that it is indeed a kid’s fantasy movie (PG-13)

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Witch stories like Van Helsing may have fascinated us, but mother malkin and her henchmen/sisters just seem to be a repetitive rip off plot from various fantasy story. Whereas with John Gregory, the story centres upon the characters affair with Malkin herself, the frightening witch, who was once the love of Gregory himself.

Lastly, the young farmer’s son, Thomas Ward. The Appetence of Gregory who apparently falls into the pit of karma. Falling in love with the witches sibling daughter, Alice.

The adaptive storyline gave me yawns instead of the exciting adventurous action I went in seek off.  But, fortunately Watching Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in action brought back the little charisma the movie could have never had.

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After being hung over with distress on the movie Annabelle, I waited for the next Conjuring –level horrifying movie and there it was. The Babadook, Directed and written by Jennifer Kent is an Australian horror film produced by Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Moliere through a crowd funding website called Kickstarter.

You may wonder the credibility of the movie due its budget sized to a crowd funded investment but the movie certainly gives you the chills you waited for so long from the beginning to the end of the movie.

The plot basically centres upon the lives of a Single mother (Played by Essie Davis as Amelia) and her troubled violent child (Played Noah Wiseman as Smauel). Amelia, who lost her husband in a terrible accident six years ago, still lost in the unfortunate tragedy struggles to take care of the son who believes there’s a monster waiting to kill them.
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The Chaotic life of the single parent takes another unfortunate turn when a mysterious book on the shelf enters their lives. Samuel believes the monster in the book was the culprit from his dream trying to kill his mom and himself.  Amelia ignores the troublesome boy’s plea until she witnesses the babadook herself.

The movie amazes the audiences with a wonderful plot backed-up by the Adam’s family environment across the whole movie. The cinematographer fascinates us with the simple but gripping camera angles that make the horror instances unpredictable.

Unlike other horror movies the screenplay makes the movie more realistic when the characters are exposed to the monster. (“When a door opens by itself in the middle of the night with screeching sound none of us are going to want to check it out”), several other instances in the movie gives us the reality towards how an individual would react to an actual monster.

After watching the movie, the babadook will definitely be topping your list in the “top 10 horrifying monsters”

I Rate the movie 8/10

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Horror movies are surely being influenced by the term “From the producers of” lately; Jessabelle is just another victim of the term that indeed created a lot of hope and curiosity for the horror film “from the producers of INSIDIOUS and THE PURGE”. But, unfortunately the dreadfulness doesn’t last for long in the 90 minute PG-13 horror movie.

Jessabelle, Directed by Kevin Greutert(Known for his previous works in the movie SAW trilogy) and written by Robert Ben Garant(Known for his previous works in the movie Night at the Museum) is a horror flick movie Starring Sarah Snook as Jessie, goes through a ill-fated moment in her life when a car accident takes away the  life of her boyfriend and the baby within her.

Jessie confined to a wheelchair after the accident has no other choice but to live with her suspicious and ignorant father starring David Andrews as Leon. The horror plot centres upon the unturned past life of Jessie, when a ghost starts hunting her and eventually tries to kill the people that surround her.

Although the movie is coming from one of the best gore aimed director, Jessebelle does not contain many gore instances and the CGI fails at scaring the audience with its not-so-horrifying ghost. The plotline however can turn out to be interesting till a point as it is based upon the reincarnation believes of the people of Haiti. But, after half through the movie the storyline becomes apparent and cliché if you’re a horror movie fan

Jessebelle can be called as a compilation of many vintage horror movies which includes the superstitious believes as an add-on for the plot.

I Rate the movie 5/10 

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Author Ryan Holiday’s book “The Obstacle is the way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph” is a classic tale of inspirational stories in a single book and rather quite comprehensible to the layman.

The name of the book says it all, The Obstacle is the way!  Ryan has cleverly complied all his research and read-ups of the world’s greatest personalities into the book. But, uniquely explaining the Obstacles faced by Steve Jobs, Marcus Aurelius, John D Rockefeller, Mahatma Gandhi and many more personalities time has ever known.

He says the best way out is always through
And I agree to that, or in so far
As I can see no way but through
-Robert Frost

To an entrepreneur or a businessman, reading 600 pages of biographies or autobiographies is a difficult task due to his work schedule. But The Obstacle is the Way consists of all the achievements and breakdown of the characters mentioned above and how they succeeded in overcoming the obstacle. In Short, The book saves us the time, money and skill that we would indeed invest in the future

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better. – Wendell Phillips 

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A book unlike this was quite exceptional coming from a media Strategist, Director of Marketing for American Apparel and not to forget authoring the bestselling book, Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of Media Manipulator. The book is basically a blueprint to the success of a businessman, employee, politician or even an innovator. But I would rather say the book was more of a blueprint to the success of Ryan’s personal life and his techniques that helped him establish a career by looking past the obstacles
The Cucumber is bitter? Then throw it out.
There are brambles in the path? Then go around.

That’s all you need to know.

-Marcus Aurelius

The proverbs stated above are the many one-liners proverbs we come across in the book and Ryan’s signature style 

The review might seem vague but trust me, any brief info might just ruin the fun of it, so personal advice, read it  and finally unlike any other book, at the end, we understand not to avoid an Obstacle but to embrace it!

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None of us would look at dolls the way we used to ever again after watching Annabelle Starring Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis and Alfre Woodard. The movie gives its audience what we are in search of, deadly horrifying scene which would make us skip a heart beat thanks to director John Leonetti .Although Annabelle is a prequel to the last years blockbuster movie Conjuring(which sort of stole Annabelle’s limelight by using its horrifying presence in the movie) john has made the plot thrilling enough to make us want more as the movie comes to an end.

The Plot centres on a happily married young couple Mia and John (Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton) who are expecting a child living in Los Angeles. The movie has been shot portraying the early time of the 1970’s, when people weren’t afraid to lock their doors before leaving. But as well know it already no family has a happy ending in a horror movie. The life of the happy couple breaks down when a pair Satanist form a cult murder their neighbours and almost kills the couple.

After surviving the attack it seems like that wasn’t the end but just the mere beginning of the demons presence as the couple don’t recognise the markings of the murderers in their room. The Room were the dolls are present.

The Horrifying events that take place after are somewhat predictable as it’s the cliché move we expect in a horror movie. “John goes out of town for a day and all hell breaks in the house” but don’t let that put your hopes down. Unlike every horror movie we see the unexpected in Annabelle thanks to James Kniest cinematography. My advice would be to mind the surrounding in the screen (you’ll never know where the demons hiding), lastly when we analysis the plot, it seems to be quite similar compared to insidious (That’s going to be the only spoiler you’re going to have).

Overall the movie won’t go the way we expect it to in many ways thanks to scriptwriter Gary Dauberman and Joseph Bishara for the terrifying death toll soundtracks
FYI: As Scary the doll looks it was much better in the beginning of the movie.   

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Movies can turn out to be quite dramatic. But, a mixture of comedy and real life essence? Hold on to your popcorn and enjoy the comic plot of ‘This is where I leave you’ directed by Shawn Levy (Also the director of Reel Steel, The Internship, The Night at the museum etc), centres upon the lives of five siblings and their unexpected or should I say, unfortunate reunion when their father passes away.

Starring Jason Bateman as Judd Altman has his life perfectly planned up with a perfect job until his loving wife is caught cheating on him on her birthday(RIGHT ON THEIR BED!, you’re going to hear that lot in the movie) and turns his life upside down and to the least part, making things complicated!

Judd’s unexpected complication goes through another hurdle when his father dies and as his last dying wish forces Judd to live with his complicated five siblings and his single mother starring Tina Fey as Wendy Altman, Jane Fonda as Hillary Altman, Adam Driver as Phillip Altman and Corey Stoll as Paul Altman in the same house once again for the next seven days. Shawn has always had a peculiar taste towards dramatic plot and this is one of those movies that has perfect answer to every middle-aged men/women till a certain point of the timeline

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The movie has been rated R for some brief nudity, lots of profanity and also the classic drug use.

As the story goes on the characters go through a reality check in each of their lives as they try to live in the same house together. The movie has been directed in a small environment and targeting primarily upon the plot making it altogether a fine storyline based upon the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper .

We can’t say the movie has a perfect plot as, many of the comic performances turn out to be a poor not laughable joke throughout the movie and the plot concentrates more upon the life of Judd rather than the more complicated lives of their siblings.But, yet again it’s worth the watch and puts a smile on our face as we exit the theatre.

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August edition

This Issue actually turned out to be quite a stress to all the writers and editors, as the webpage came along (universityissue.com) we failed to realize that it isn’t going to be as easy as before. But personally I would be thankful because it gave me the opportunity to write 6 articles a day and am currently down half a century and going (60 articles)

this edition is very different compared to the last three except for the design ! The 4th edition contains 3 exclusive interviews which actually turned out to be very informative and motivating even for the team. But that’s not all; this time we have a number of articles and facts which will enlighten you to do a lot of activities (Maybe even go grab a doughnut or buy a pair of earphone or read a very interesting book)I can go on about what you will be learning from this edition or what my team learnt from this edition

but what I learnt well, the irony, A question that I put forth in an interview turned out to be a question in my own life and rather trying to find an answer to it I just decided to write one of my meaningless proverbs

THE MEDIA IS MY VIEWFINDER THAT WILL ONE DAY EVENTUALLY GUIDE ME TO MY PATH TO COMPREHENSION- KARTHIK PRASAD 

Until Next Issue
Karthik Prasad,Editor

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August edition

This Issue actually turned out to be quite a stress to all the writers and editors, as the webpage came along (universityissue.com) we failed to realize that it isn’t going to be as easy as before. But personally I would be thankful because it gave me the opportunity to write 6 articles a day and am currently down half a century and going (60 articles)

this edition is very different compared to the last three except for the design ! The 4th edition contains 3 exclusive interviews which actually turned out to be very informative and motivating even for the team. But that’s not all; this time we have a number of articles and facts which will enlighten you to do a lot of activities (Maybe even go grab a doughnut or buy a pair of earphone or read a very interesting book)I can go on about what you will be learning from this edition or what my team learnt from this edition

but what I learnt well, the irony, A question that I put forth in an interview turned out to be a question in my own life and rather trying to find an answer to it I just decided to write one of my meaningless proverbs

THE MEDIA IS MY VIEWFINDER THAT WILL ONE DAY EVENTUALLY GUIDE ME TO MY PATH TO COMPREHENSION- KARTHIK PRASAD 

Until Next Issue
Karthik Prasad,Editor

CLICK HER TO CHECK OUT THE MAGAZINE
 DON’T FORGET TO LIKE OUT FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

August edition

This Issue actually turned out to be quite a stress to all the writers and editors, as the webpage came along (universityissue.com) we failed to realize that it isn’t going to be as easy as before. But personally I would be thankful because it gave me the opportunity to write 6 articles a day and am currently down half a century and going (60 articles)

this edition is very different compared to the last three except for the design ! The 4th edition contains 3 exclusive interviews which actually turned out to be very informative and motivating even for the team. But that’s not all; this time we have a number of articles and facts which will enlighten you to do a lot of activities (Maybe even go grab a doughnut or buy a pair of earphone or read a very interesting book)I can go on about what you will be learning from this edition or what my team learnt from this edition

but what I learnt well, the irony, A question that I put forth in an interview turned out to be a question in my own life and rather trying to find an answer to it I just decided to write one of my meaningless proverbs

THE MEDIA IS MY VIEWFINDER THAT WILL ONE DAY EVENTUALLY GUIDE ME TO MY PATH TO COMPREHENSION- KARTHIK PRASAD 

Until Next Issue
Karthik Prasad,Editor

CLICK HER TO CHECK OUT THE MAGAZINE
 DON’T FORGET TO LIKE OUT FACEBOOK PAGE AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

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By Kuldeep Sharma (University issue magazine)

The series is based on the 1996 film ‘Fargo’, written and directed by Coen brothers, who also serve as executive producers in this series. Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman and Martin Freeman play the lead roles in the series. It has an element of dark comedy and the story depicts a perfect human behaviour and that how the human mind works in different ways.

The series begins with the text “This is a true story. The events depicted took place in Minnesota in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.” But the show creator Noah Hawley claims this isn’t true, it just follows true story logic. A drifter named Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) arrives in Minnesota and ends up meeting Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) but soon after their short meeting the town witnesses a chain of disturbing events and murders .Lester Nygaard is insurance salesman and is weak-willed, he has always been felt underachieved by others, including his family. Martin Freeman does justice to the role of Lester Nygaard as he perfectly portrays how the character behaves and feels about others and him. With a ground breaking performance Martin Freeman once again proves that he is capable of playing any role whether it is Sherlock’s sidekick or a disturbed yet clever insurance salesman. Lorne Malvo an assassin, fixer and general freelance Lucifer, Malvo dallies and dances to his own seductive, destructive tune. A car accident leads him to emergency room where he meets Lester Nygaard. After this meeting, both their life changes in an unexpected way, especially Nygaard’s.

Allison Tolman plays the role of deputy of Duluth, Molly Solverson . She also plays a major role in the series along with Freeman and Thornton. Molly is underestimated for her detective skills. But, in the end its her wit that results in solving a biggest murder case. It’s the trio of Thornton, Freeman and Tolman that drive the plot, an eternal triangle of strength and weakness meeting a fixed point of lawlessness.

Fargo blows out the wall between hilarity and horror to prove that both dwell in the same landscape. It shows that senseless violence was simply one more item on the spectrum of human behaviour, alongside love, honour and courage.

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