10 Actors Who Became Unrecognizable to Play a Marvel Villain

When it comes to casting actors for superhero films, the directors make sure to rope in the right actors who will do justice to the characters, which in a way ensures that they won’t end up disappointing the fans of the franchise. This also creates a lot of pressure for the actors who are cast for the role of a superhero or a villain. They obviously want to outperform and be remembered in history for playing the iconic role – be it a superhero or villain. While aiming for this, many actors look out for roles that give them an opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and do something that is completely different and unexpected. To make these roles look and feel believable, actors go through extreme lengths to completely get into character. They start with basic research and then they move on to get acquainted with the character. They even play with their accents and mannerisms to achieve perfection. In short, playing a superhero/villain is definitely not a cakewalk.

So to remind you of that, we have got a list of actors who became unrecognizable to show us their evil side by playing a Marvel villain. Scroll down to find out!

1. Red Skull (Captain America) – Hugo Weaving

2. The Mandarin (Iron Man 3) – Sir Ben Kingsley

3. The Other (The Avengers) – Alexis Denisof

4. Malekith (Thor) – Christopher Eccleston

5. Nebula (Guardians of the Galaxy) – Karen Gillan

6. Ronan (Guardians of the Galaxy) – Lee Pace

7. Thanos (Avengers: Infinity War) – Josh Brolin

8. Victor Von Doom (Fantastic Four) – Julian McMahon

9. The Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four) – Doug Jones

10. Apocalypse (X-men: Apocalypse) – Oscar Isaac

According to you, which villain was the most badass? Don’t forget to comment below to let us know. Also, get your tickets for Avengers: Infinity War here. Also, don't forget to check out our review of the movie here.

10 Stan Lee Cameos That Were Simply Marvel-ous

Marvel movies have always fascinated us with their fierce superhero characters and their killer action-packed sequences. Over the years, the Marvel movies have gotten bigger and better, and they have managed to keep us thoroughly entertained and engaged by tactfully introducing the characters. With all the events taking place in the marvel universe, there’s one thing that brings all of the Marvel comic movies together – Stan Lee cameos! With Marvel Studios celebrating their 10th year anniversary and Avengers: Infinity War all set to hit the theatres, it is time to look back at some of our favorite Stan Lee Cameos

So scroll down to know about our favorite Stan Lee cameos.

1. The DJ in the strip club (Deadpool)
Stan Lee in Marvel's Hollywood Movie Deadpool

2. The one who tried to lift Mjölnir (Thor)

3. The wedding crasher (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer)
Stan Lee in Hollywood Movie Fantastic Four The Rise of Silver Surfer - BookMyShow

4. The one who spoke words of wisdom (Spider-Man 3)

5. The security guard whose career just ended (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

6. The one who was engrossed in classical music (The Amazing Spider-Man)

7. The scandalized neighbor (X-Men: The Last Stand)
Stan Lee in Marvel's Hollywood movie X-Men: The Last Stand - BookMyShow

8. The one who tasted the thunder (The Incredible Hulk)
Stan Lee in Marvel's Hollywood movie The Incredible Hulk - BookMyShow

9. The one who got saved (Daredevil)

10. The ladies man (Iron Man)

So, were you able to spot these cameos the first time when watching the films? Comment below and let us know. Also, don’t forget to tell us which is your favorite Stan Lee cameo! You can catch the rest of his cameos below. Also, don't forget to book your tickets for Avengers: Infinity War now!
 

Event Review – Johny Lever Live!

Since our childhood, we have all watched Johnny Lever play some epic roles in Bollywood movies. And through those roles, he has won our hearts by making us laugh till we drop. He has also set a high standard for comics in the industry. Now, he is back on stage and he has all the right jokes and moves (yes, the man can dance and can give Saroj Khan a tough competition) to have the audience rolling in laughter.

The Johny Lever Live! Stand-up comedy show was organized by J. Abbas and Anuj Bajaj in association with Mahek Creation Vijay Chavhan and Manish Bhalani at the Nehru Auditorium in Worli. This three-hour long show was worth every penny. Yes, the show was that long and no, Johnny Lever didn’t perform for the entire duration. The major chunk of the show was performed by Johnny lever and filler stand-up performances were done by Dr. Sumedh Shinde, a dentist who moonlights as a mimicry artist and Jamie Lever, the budding stand-up artist who is the daughter of the legend himself. These filler acts were neatly timed and were equally entertaining. During the entire duration of the show, not for a single minute would you check your watch to see how much more time was left for the show to wind up. The show started at a good pace and from there on the energy levels soar to the next level.Johny Lever
The show began with a brilliant introduction that made people feel that they have boarded a laughter aircraft. To break some ice, Dr. Sumedh Shinde made a typical Bollywood entry and then he blew the audience away with his imitations of some of the Bollywood celebrities. After his act, Johnny Lever made a dhamaakedar entry to some groovy Marathi music. From that very point, you were sure that you were in for an entertaining night.

Johnny Lever may be close to 60, but he still has that charm and is filled with so much energy that is extremely contagious. The way he expresses himself and cracks jokes about his day-to-day observations about common people, politics, Bollywood celebrities, TV shows, and so on, makes you relate to things and find humor in everything. Not all stand-up artists can do that and cater to a larger audience while keeping it PG-13. After a short interval, the audience is introduced to another powerhouse of energy, Jamie Lever. Like her father, she has that charm. She is super confident and has some really funny jokes in her kitty. This makes you realize that the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree. She is definitely a talented stand-up comic that you should look out for.

By the end of the show, Johnny Lever takes control of the stage and leaves you with some emotional and happy moments that make you wish that you could recap the whole show. And so it gets proved that Johnny Lever is undoubtedly the king of comedy. The next time when Johnny Lever is in your town for a stand-up comedy show, you best book your tickets in advance because you definitely don’t want to miss this experience. And the closer you are to the stage the more exciting it will be. Unlike other stand-up shows, you don’t have to worry about being the target of the jokes if you sit in the front row. Don't miss a chance to enjoy this hilarious show with your family.

Chi Va Chi Sau Ka: Film Review – Funnily Practical

Verdict: A starter pack for parents to understand live-in relationships.

The moment parents hear the words “live-in relationship” uttered by their kids, they immediately go into shock or chose to live in denial as if these are some sort of taboo words. And after hearing this, the first thing that comes to their mind is, “what would society think about such a relationship?”. Instead of understanding their kid’s point of view, parents immediately conclude – live-in relationships = pregnancy scare. They fail to see that by doing that their kids get a choice to read the documents (their future life partner) carefully before investing in them for life. Sounds practical or illogical, maybe Chi Va Chi Sau Ka will clear some of your doubts or preconceived notions.

The two-time National Award-winning director Paresh Mokashi, who gave us hits such as Elizabeth Ekadashi and Harishchandrachi Factory, brings us this entertaining movie. The concept of the movie is progressive, which many will be able to digest because of the way it is presented. Although it may not be like those sensational hits such as Sairat, Deool, Fandry, Dangal, and so on, at least it could start that conversation.Chi-Va-Chi-Sau-Ka

Chi Va Chi Sau Ka is essentially a romantic movie, where we all know that the boy and the girl will eventually fall for each other by the end of the movie. Lalit Prabhakar plays the role of Satyaprakash or Satya, a hardcore nonvegetarian, an electrical engineer, who's into developing new solar power systems. Mrinmayee Godbole, on the other hand, plays the role of Savitri or Savi, an absolute vegan, a veterinary doctor, whose life’s goal is to save as many animals as possible. These two protagonists are poles apart but that’s what makes this movie interesting.

Satya and Savi meet at the marriage registrar’s office for the first time as they were witnesses to their best friends’ wedding. At that time, they briefly acknowledge each other and move on with their lives. According to their parents, both of them are of the ideal age for getting married and so they keep on pestering them to get married. A few days later, their parents unknowingly fix their meeting to discuss their arranged marriage and that’s when they meet again. When all the basic introductions are taking place, Savitri, drops the live-in relationship bomb on them. Naturally, everyone, except Satya, gets the shock of their life. That’s when Satya and Savitri decide to convince them that it’s just an experiment to understand if they are compatible or not. After a couple of days of convincing, the parents agree, but not wholeheartedly. They even try to come up with contingency plans to avoid this from happening. That’s when the actual chaotic and funny part begins.

Both the families are typical loving yet dysfunctional families. Every family member has a peculiar trait, which makes them special and really entertaining. The quirks and timing of all the actors not just make you laugh out loud but also imagine how your family will react if something like that happened to you. The movie also has a narrator, the registrar played by Bharat Ganeshpure, who would remind you of Paresh Rawal's role in Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi. Bharat nicely punctuates the scenes with his comic narrations. The lead actors have also done justice to their characters and managed to develop an affinity towards them. The one thing that could have been better about the movie would be how certain stereotypes are presented, which could divert people’s attention from the main topic. But apart from that, the movie is a laugh riot.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:

This movie is an absolute no-brainer. Not because it doesn’t fulfill the demands of the premise but it feeds you a so-called "taboo” concept in humorous ways and makes you see the practical side.

7 Movies Every Dancer Must Watch

Happy Saturday, people! Yup, it was totally intentional because we thought of introducing you to a fun subject over the weekend. This is the ninth in a series of weekly articles for students. The series features articles recommending the best films based on a particular academic subject or stream. It is incredible how much more fun academics can get when blended with entertainment and the following list will prove it. In the previous edition, we put together a list of must watch movies for business students or anyone who aspires to be an entrepreneur.

And today, we bring you a list of movies that every dancer would love to watch, no matter how old they are. We had made a similar list of movies a long time ago, but this list will cover all the other amazing movies inspired by dance, which we didn’t cover the last time.

When you watch these movies, you will automatically feel like enrolling yourself into a dance program or academy (if you haven’t already done that). It will also remind you about why you are so passionate about dancing. So scroll down to find out which movies are we talking about.

Centre Stage
Ballet is such a beautiful and elegant dance form. And this movie proves that and also adds some edge to it.

Take the Lead
In this movie, street style meets elegant ballroom dancing. Yes, these genres are poles apart but when that swag is combined with beautiful dance postures, it looks stunning.

Happy Feet
This animated movie not just made tap dancing popular among kids but also taught you how to ignore the haters and do your own thing. Isn’t dancing all about expression how one feels?

Dance with Me
Latin dance forms are another sensual and graceful forms of ballroom dancing. If this movie doesn’t make you feel a little something, something from the inside, you better get your eyes checked.

Magic Mike
Hot men and striptease combined with hip hop, how can this combination go wrong? We all know that it’s not a conventional form of dancing but it sure can set the temperature soaring.

Footloose
This is a classic movie that will bring out the rebel in you. The rock ‘n roll feel of this movie, the carefree moves, and the feet tapping music makes it a treat for dancers.

Flashdance
It’s raining men, hallelujah!” No, that song was not a part of this movie but the look of that song was inspired by this movie. This movie is about ballet but it’s also about fulfilling your dreams.

Which are your favorite movie and which of them inspired you to start dancing? Comment below to let us know.

 

 

Blade Runner 2049 – The Official Trailer will Blow Your Mind

Yes, the wait is finally over! The official trailer of Blade Runner 2049 is out. People are unable to keep calm and we totally get that. You will now get to see Harrison Ford share the screen space with Ryan Gosling and do what they do best – leave us in awe.

The teaser of this movie was released in December last year. Since then, we have been aching to know what’s the second phase going to be like and who all are going to be a part of it. And thanks to the official trailer, we get a glimpse of the Neo Tokyo world, which looks simply stunning in each frame. Also, we are introduced to some new characters, who only heighten our curiosity. Wondering who they are? Well here’s the list – Ana De ArmasJared LetoRobin WrightMacKenzie Davis, Lennie James, Sylvia HoeksCarla Juri, and Dave Bautista.

The director of the film, Denis Villeneuve, has neatly presented the trailer and it does not disclose the entire story of the film. It hints that Jared Leto is going to play the role of the bad guy who is in search of “the key” to the future. Maybe Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) and Office K (Ryan Gosling) know how to get to it. The trailer also makes you raise a valid question – Is LAPD Office K a replicant? Looks like the trailer is already hinting at us that there’s going to be another cliffhanger moment. And the diehard fans of the original Blade Runner movie are just holding their breath and hoping that this movie does justice to it.

Watch the trailer of the movie here and let us know your thoughts about it.

‘IT’ Trailer Break – The Clown is Scarier Than Ever!

Stephen King’s novel ‘It’ was first adapted into a two-part mini TV series in 1990, which was directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. That show was playful yet menacing. But the 2017 movie adaptation of this novel is pure terrifying and creepy as hell. The background score used in the trailer also adds to that feeling and makes it a treat for all those who love to watch horror movies.

This movie too will be made in two parts. The first part of this movie is releasing this year on 8th September worldwide, and it will capture how a group of kids, The Loser’s Club, will try to take down a homicidal, demon clown called Pennywise. The second part of the movie will be more like a reunion, the kids would have grown up by then and they will once and for all have to fight Pennywise.

Directed by Andres Muschietti and produced by Warner Bros., this 2017 version stars Bill Skarsgård, who plays the character of Pennywise. In the trailer, you mainly see glimpses of him and he definitely manages to send a chill down your spine and keep the suspense alive. The Loser’s Club consists of seven kids who try to investigate how people are disappearing and being murdered in their small suburb called Derry. 

The first trailer takes you back to the 80s and it tries to establish that something horrible is taking place in Derry. While in the second teaser, you notice a natural chemistry among the kids. Thanks to Finn WolfhardBill DenbroughSophia LillisJack Dylan GrazerWyatt Oleff, and others, you do get that Stranger Things vibe. Looks like the 80s and the 90s are back and everyone is getting nostalgic and enjoying this trend.

So if you still haven’t watched the official trailer, watch it here. And those who suffer from coulrophobia, close your eyes because you will not like what you see here!

Once you have watched that, don’t forget to watch this extended teaser. Yes, clowns will no longer be funny now.

 

Top 9 Movies Every Business Student Should Watch

Happy Monday, people! This is the eighth in a series of weekly articles for students. The series features articles recommending the best films based on a particular academic subject or stream. It is incredible how much more fun academics get when blended with entertainment and the following list will prove it. In the previous edition, we put together a list of must watch movies for astronomy students and space enthusiasts.

And today, we bring you a list of movies that every business student or anyone who aspires to be an entrepreneur would enjoy. These movies will not just motivate you but will also show you how you can identify your talent and achieve your goals. And if you think about it, these movies end up teaching you biggest life lessons in an entertaining way which anybody can relate to.

So if you are stuck on your college research project or a case study, take a break and watch these movies to get some inspiration.

The Intern
Age is just a number and it doesn’t define what you do as long as you have the right work ethic. In the end, your aim is to satisfy the needs of your customer and if you channelize your energy to do that, it’s easy to make a company a huge success and this is exactly what you will notice in this movie.

Up in the Air
A company runs on the efforts and productivity of its employees. And when things don’t look good, a lot of companies prefer to choose the route of downsizing. What if it was your job to deliver those pink slips? Would you be able to handle it? This movie will show you how taxing it can be.

Band Baaja Baaraat
Do what you love the most and your work won’t feel like work anymore. But while you are at it, always make sure that you define what’s professional and personal because it doesn’t take much time for those lines to get blurry. Now, you don’t want complications because of that, do you?

Chef
You may be talented and a perfectionist, but if you don’t do anything about it and don’t let your creative juices flow, that talent gets wasted. So don’t be afraid to take risks, if done right with full conviction, it always pays off.

Pursuit of Happiness
The day you give up hope, you have lost the battle. This movie shows the real struggle of a single father and how he tries to get a secured job to fend for his family (son). Nike’s slogan, “Just do it” totally applies here.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year 
Studies will give you the bookish knowledge but how you apply that knowledge in an unstable, ever chaotic business environment, talks a lot about your business acumen and makes you street smart. This movie teaches you how to take risks, find the right people to do the right job, and how you need to value your customers and your employees.

The Social Network
If you are stressed about your studies, always remember that professionals built Titanic and biggest companies are run by college dropouts. But that doesn’t mean you should give up easily. This movie is based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, and through this story, you will learn how conflicts are caused if you don’t secure your brilliant ideas.

The Wolf of Wall Street
The corporate world may look posh but it does have a dark side, one that deals with embezzlement, laundering, fraud, and so on. If you make money the center of your universe, you end up bending and manipulating all the rules that can land you in big trouble.

Guru
This movie was inspired by the life of one of India’s biggest business tycoon, Dhirubhai Ambani. This movie shows you that if you have the determination, you can overcome any obstacles and achieve your ultimate goal.

Bonus: Girlboss
This is a new Netflix TV series and from its trailer you can understand that it’s going to be an interesting watch that will open you up to the world of e-commerce.

So which of these movies are your favorite? Comment below to let us know.

9 Celebs You Thought Were Dead…Or Are They?

The day when a fan knows his/her favorite celebrity, who they worshipped day and night, has passed away unexpectedly. It certainly is a dreadful experience to have. We are sure that it must be difficult to digest such news. And that’s why they start playing the news over and over again to find pieces that will prove that the star might still be alive. Then there are "sightings" reported. Hoaxes? Maybe, maybe not. 

When an unexpected death happens, most of the time the family of the deceased doesn’t reveal all the details of the incident to avoid attention. However, it creates a lot of suspicion in the minds of the people and that’s how theories are floated. One of them being – these celebrities are not dead; they are just faking their deaths! Is it really true? Or are people forgetting that at least seven people in the world look alike and they must have spotted their clone?

Well, read on to figure out if you think the celeb sightings are a hoax or if you really believe that they are still alive.

Jim Morrison
Morrison was an enigma. His music was like poetry and his lifestyle extreme. He died at the age of 27 in Paris. After his death, no autopsy was performed, which left a lot of questions unanswered and a lot of people believed that he faked his death to get out of the limelight. Recently, a homeless hippie was found roaming on the streets of New York. At least from his looks and his behavior, he seemed like Morrison. He even recited poems like him. Could it really be the Lizard King?

Jim Morrison


Elvis Presley
“Wise men said, only fools rush in…” Well, this totally applies here. On August 16, 1977, the King of Rock ‘n Roll passed away, the cause of his death was not disclosed by his family and so, many thought he was still alive. They even claimed that the body that was kept in his cascade was made up of wax. Some even said that they saw drops of sweat on the body proving that Elvis was just playing dead. But the most bizarre news was when they found a body of an old homeless man in San Diego and they declared that he was Elvis Presley after conducting a DNA test. The lab technicians couldn’t believe their eyes and had a good laugh over it as they thought they were being pranked.

Elvis Presley


Bob Marley
In 1981, this reggae legend died of cancer. But in 2015, news emerged on the internet according to which, a homeless man was found dead behind a fast food restaurant in Kingston, Jamaica. And after conducting a “DNA test”, it was found that he was none other than Bob Marley. The funny thing is that this news surfaced a couple of months after the news about Elvis Presley being alive broke on the internet. Coincidence? Think not.

Bob Marley


Kurt Cobain
The death of Nirvana’s lead singer was tragic. Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. That was not the first time that Cobain had tried to kill himself. He was going through substance abuse and depression and hence, wanted an escape. Many believe that Kurt is still alive and he staged his suicide so that he could get away from all the negativity and start life afresh.  

Kurt Cobain


Tupac Shakur
Many think that this popular rapper died in a gang war. However, there are those who have claimed they spotted him on the streets and during rallies. Some even think that he still makes music and hangs out with celebrities; Rihanna being one of them. Later, it was discovered that many people had just edited his pictures and posted them online to make people believe he was still alive.

Tupac


Michael Jackson
The King of Pop really lived an eventful life. He was praised for his work but he soon found himself in legal troubles for some of his actions. His reputation did get tarnished, and maybe because of that, he decided to flee from his glamorous life and make everyone believe he is dead. Many think otherwise. When people saw a "footage" of him getting off the ambulance, especially when the news said that he died at home, it did raise a lot of questions. Did MJ really fool us?

MJ


Bruce Lee
It’s shocking to hear when a completely fit martial arts performer dies unexpectedly. The doctors said that he died due to an allergic reaction to the medicine. But many think he faked his death because he wanted to live a low profile life. Some even think that he moved to a deserted island or that he lives in a cave. What do you think?

Bruce Lee


Paul Walker
The Fast and Furious actor passed away in a car accident in 2013. When the pictures and the footage of the crash were shared on the internet, it was really heartbreaking. But a lot of fans feel that it was planned as they saw two figures emerge out of the crash and one of them was also wearing a heat protective suit. What was that all about? Did they really try to orchestrate an accident?

Paul Walker


Princess Diana
She was a vision and her charity work got her a lot of admiration from people around the globe. Many think that her death was staged and it was done so that ugly rumors about her personal life and Prince Charles don’t surface and bring a bad name to the royal family. Seems a bit unrealistic and harsh to sever
ties like that. People also claim that they saw her at Prince William’s wedding. Do you believe that?

Princess Diana


So which of these theories do you believe in? Comment below to let us know.

7 Celebrities Who Wear Gemstones for Good Luck

You need to be really lucky and talented to be as successful as some of the A-list Bollywood celebrities. Ever wondered how these celebrities got so lucky? Some were born into influential families of Bollywood while the rest went through various phases of struggle to reach the top. But if you notice, there’s one thing that’s common with these celebrities and it is their love for gemstones. You may call it superstition or a way to attracting good vibes and fortune. Whatever it is, it’s definitely working for them. So if you are wondering what kind of gemstones do these celebrities wear to attract good luck, scroll down to find out.

Amitabh Bachchan – Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
It’s said that this stone brings its wearer huge success, protects them from enemies, and gets rid of any kind of negativity. No wonder Bachchan Sahab always has a very positive approach and gets success in whatever he does.
Amitabh Bachchan
Shilpa Shetty – Emerald (Panna)
The stone improves your concentration and communication skills. It also boosts your creativity. Now you know why Shilpa Shetty is confidently broadening her portfolio and getting involved in other activities, from sports to health.

Shilpa Shetty
Kareena Kapoor – Pearl and Coral (Moti and Moonga)
Pearl (Moti) creates a soothing effect and it helps reduce aggression while the red Coral (Moonga) helps you heal from the inside and keeps all the negative energies and foes at bay. We have definitely seen Bebo evolve from a novice to a superstar, we wonder if it’s the effect of these gemstones or she's just getting wiser with age.

Kareena Kapoor
A. R. Rahman – Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
This Oscar winner comes across as a calm and reserved person. He is all about spirituality and he believes that if you live in a place that exudes positive vibrations, it will have a direct impact on your state of mind and work. Maybe this is an effect of this gemstone or it’s just common sense, it definitely seems to do wonders for him.  

A R Rahman
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Blue Sapphire (Neelam)
She has the looks to kill and from the very beginning, she had created a place for herself in the industry. And we are sure that wearing a Blue Sapphire has only added to her success.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Ajay Devgn – Yellow Sapphire and Pearl (Pukhraj and Moti)
By wearing the yellow sapphire you can attract good fortune and improve your decision-making skills. It also helps you evolve spiritually. When you pair that with a pearl ring, it just adds to the whole calming and peaceful effect. Ajay plays a lot of badass roles but maybe this is where he gets his peace of mind from. 

Ajay Devgan
Ekta Kapoor Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, and Coral (Pukhraj, Panna, Heera, and Moonga)
She has changed the face of Indian television. She is one fearless lady and she probably derives her energy from the many gemstones she wears. Almost every finger of hers is adorned with these gemstones.

Ekta Kapoor
All that being said, these gemstones are known to have different kinds of effect on different people. If you intend to get one for yourself, it’s always best to consult an astrologer to understand your planetary positions as per your horoscope for best results.