Sunday, 5 July 2015

Requiem for a Dream (2000) - Review

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Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Director: Darren Aronofsky. Stars: Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
If I have to describe this movie in one word, it will be "disorienting” because that's how I felt at the end of it. This movie covers many themes of society and it is mainly about addiction and consumption. The movie has mainly four characters but I will discuss the 2 characters that stood out the most. The protagonist (Jared Leto) is a graduate and a drug addict. He and his friend find a way to sell drugs. The consequences of drugs and the aftermath of it, slowly and gradually raise havoc in their lives but you won't notice that because that's the beauty of it. You will slowly feel sorry for the character as the movie goes on. He begins to doubt his sanity. And his girlfriend (Jennifer), who is so talented in the movie, sadly, sacrifices her life for drugs and Leto! Now, the other character happens to be the highlight of the movie. The poor, old mother of Leto. The audience will feel sorry for her from the first scene. She is old and spends her days by watching TV. She is so consumed by it that it begins to dismantle day by day! She takes pills in order to be slim and fit but we soon realize that those pills are as bad as the drugs. The chemicals that affects our metabolism, due to the pills, exuberates our body. She feels lonely and agitated, and is consumed by the fake glory of shows and stars. The message of this movie is that; we use the drugs and media to delude ourselves which leads to our imprisonment and eventually, it makes us question the reality of everything. 
Warning: You won’t be able to watch television in the same way ever again, if you understand this movie completely.

Cyberbully (2015) - Review

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Cyber bully (2015)

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10 Director: Ben Chanan. Writer: Ben Chanan, David Lobatto (Screenplay). 
Starring: Maisie Williams. Genre: Thriller, Mystery and Suspense.

To be honest, I only watched this movie because of Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark from Game of Thrones. She outclassed her acting skills. She is brilliant in the movie! This is one of those movies, for which, you will be sitting at the edge of your seat from the very start! Surprisingly, this is the only movie you will find which is shot entirely in one place (apart from the scenes in video recordings). The film only uses one setting and that is Casey’s bedroom, showing how trapped she becomes because of the hacker. This movie doesn’t have anyone else on screen, the other characters either appear on videos or over instant messaging, each character helps Casey struggle with the next problem in her ordeal with the hacker. This shows just how much of a promising star Maisie Williams is! Cyber bully tells the very true life fact that people out there will react negatively to material on the internet, while we realize how some comments are just on the mean side, we also see how others are planned to attack a particular person. We see how the consequences of such a single small, insignificant comment could lead to much more serious comments that have the power to change people. The story shows how easy it is to get affected on the internet and how easy it is to become the victim. The film tells us how vile people can be, showing a very true warning. My only concern is, that it is the warning that young people should be seeing rather than the program, which can be focused on later. Because once you are old enough to realize that people can be just deleted, blocked and not everyone’s opinion matters, you can ignore them. This really was one of the best independent movies I have seen in a long time. 
Moral: Don't be harsh on the internet or else you might just end up regretting it later on.


Fight Club (1999) - Review

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Fight Club (1999) 



IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
Director: David Fincher. 
Writers: Chuck Palahniuk (novel), Jim Uhls (screenplay).
Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter.

Undoubtedly, one of the best films ever made. Everything about the film is frickin' perfect. I know the first two rules of fight club. Even then, I’ll always talk about fight club because that is what it means to me. EPIC! Every single time I have seen this movie, I saw the deeper meaning the author was trying to convey with the story. It’s actually a very deep movie that revolves around identification with form. In the movie, the narrator (Edward Norton) provides us a detailed overview of his condo, where he goes into very fine detail about all the possessions he owns and how they define him as a person; how he deals with the aftermath of his actions. Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) is ubiquitous. He is the main thing! One has to watch this movie multiple times in order to understand it. In case you forgot the plot, ultimately, it’s about blowing up all the credit card buildings in order to eliminate the debt record. In our debt = money world, such an event would not only destroy the debt record, it would also destroy the money supply. We don't own anything; it is the thing that owns us! Here is just one of the many mind blowing dialogues from this movie,
"You are not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
If this doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will!! And I don’t want to spoil more for you if you haven’t watched this movie or even if you have watched it, because ONE CAN SIMPLY NOT INTERPRET THIS MOVIE! One thing is certain though, after watching it, you will be in awe!

Friday, 3 July 2015

Top 5 Selfie Apps for your Smartphone

But first, let me take a selfie!

The year is 2015, the word selfie has made it's way around the world and has even got it's own song! A survey on the internet revealed that the average person takes around 15-50 selfies per day, but only post one on social medias. A good photo doesn't just depend on your phone's megapixel, but also what camera you are using. Most phones built in cameras are bad for taking selfies, so here I will discuss about Top 5 Apps for Taking selfies. 

#1 - Retrica


This app is my personal favourite and a must download app for all selfie lovers out there. It was released for Apple phones then suddenly made it ways to Android after it's huge success. Although it was not intended for taking selfies. Now this app is being used by over a million people. 

#2 - B612


An app made especially for taking selfies, by the creators of LINE. Apart from it's amazing effects and success on the Google play-store, it also lets you create a 3-6 second " Selfie Video " with custom sounds. 

#3 - Candy Cam 



Simple to use and has over 100 filters for you to use. You can edit your pictures straight away after taking an selfie like removing those annoying pimples on your face or applying make up etc and upload to Facebook or Instagram with just a single push. The good thing about this app is that it has higher performance rate than Retrica or any other famous Selfie app, so it's worth a download. 


#4 - Instagram



Not only is it the world's biggest app for sharing photos, but also great for taking selfies or editing selfies as they have really sweet effects! The good thing about Insta is that it's slightly fast and has no Advertisments like Retrica or any other selfie app. The disadvantage is that you have to sign up for it, but it will be worth it once you try out their effects.

#5 - CamWow 


An app similar to Photo booth and has great effects too, the only disadvantage is that it's not available to Android users, only Apple users and you can also pay to get the annoying watermark removed for $2. 


If you have any questions or comments, leave them below.



How to access Youtube without Proxy



Youtube is one of the world's biggest and popular video broadcasting site. Although people living in China, Pakistan or any other country that have blocked Youtube cannot access Youtube without switching IP addressees so here in this article, I will show you a way to browse Youtube without proxy or installing any software in a few simple steps.


  • Open your browser and type www.ytpak.com into the address bar.
  • Now search any video you want to watch or copy/paste the YouTube video's URL you want to watch in the search bar or stalk the homepage for videos to watch. 




If you have any questions or comments, leave them below.




How to shorten your links & Track views

If you use websites which have character limits like Twitter and want to post bigass links but can't due to the character limit, this is where URL shorteners come in. Now there are a lot of websites to shorten links but I'm only going to talk about 2 here. Non profitable and profitable.

Google URL shortener (Non-profitable)


It's the best URL shortener you would ever find out there as it's fast, reliable and not only does it track your views but also collects their geographical info. So you would be able to track down from what countries people are clicking your link from.

How to use it?


The reason why this remains the top URL shortener is because it's simple to use.

  • Register (optional). If you DO  NOT register, you will not be able to track your views.
  • After you've registered (or not), copy the link you want to shorten and paste it on Google URL shortener bar.



  • Click Shorten URL and Tadaa, you will see your shortened URL on the right side of the page where you can copy it. Now you can start using that shortened link for Twitter or any other websites.



Now if you have registered, you will be able to monitor your links view the interface below or if you ever lose your link, you can find it there again. 


AdFly URL Shortener (Profitable):

Okay now I will discuss another way to shorten URLs and also gain a small income out of it. Although AdFly links are banned in many websites. 

Pros and Cons of AdFly


Pros:

  • You earn money everytime someone clicks your shortened URL 
  • It's simple to use, similar to Google URL shortener.
  • You can track your views and their geographical location.

Cons:

  • AdFly links are marked spam and banned on most websites.
  • The adverts are annoying. The viewer will have to see a ad for 5 seconds.

How to use AdFly?



  • Start shrinking your URLs.

AdFly's Homepage



If you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment in the comment box below.






Tuesday, 30 June 2015

How to play Flappy Bird on PC without Smartphone

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If you haven't played flappy bird yet or missed out your download ticket to flappy bird before the game got deleted, there's a website which allows you to play the game online on PC without a android phone.

You can play it online by Clicking Here.


Preview of the Online Version