Friday, December 30, 2016
With a Redesigned Animus and Iconic Leap of Faith Jumps, Assassin's Creed Parkours into the Reality with Sly Ease
Friday, December 30, 2016 Pallav Gogoi No comments
Assassin’s Creed is the last blockbuster movie of the year and surely it ends with the much-needed bang. Unlike critics slamming the movie as disgusting and disgraceful, I am completely in love with the action sequences and the bouncy music score of the movie. Most people forget that it’s a video game movie hence you can’t expect a Macbeth. You can’t get everything; critics mainly look for every element like the portrayal of human relationships, the development of plot and the speed of the movie, the cinematography and what not but in reality Assassin’s Creed easily qualifies to become one of the best video game movies of the decade. For god’s sake, you can’t demand the writers and the director of the movie to not focus on the background story. The movie not only keeps you on the edge of your seat but also impresses you with its camera angles.
Directed by Justin Kurzel, the movie tells an exciting original story which took place during the Spanish Inquisition. Assassin’s Creed in simple words is a brilliant geek movie that needs to be watched with utter seriousness. You have to listen to each word carefully to understand what’s going on in the movie. The amalgamation of mythology and modern-day science is highlighted with panache and Assassin’s Creed undoubtedly makes it look suave.
The protagonist Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch and Aguilar de Nerha did a fantastic job throughout the movie. From fighting like a true Assassin to acting like a present-day criminal, he surely makes a solid impact on the viewers. Marion Cotillard as Sophia Rikkin, as usual, was simply subtle and looked brilliant. Jeremy Irons as Alan Rikkin, the futurist CEO of Abstergo Industries was portrayed brilliantly. He looked manipulative throughout the whole movie. From a completely redesigned Animus (virtual reality time machine) to the iconic Leap of Faith jump, the movie showcases all the elements of the video game with feline ease. If you talk about breaking the curse, Assassin’s Creed surely succeeds in making a smooth transition from console to the cinema. With an original story, first-class actors, sleek action sequences, mind-blowing cinematography and a fascinating legacy, this movie won’t disappoint to enthrall you.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Pallav Gogoi No comments
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Living in the moment is an art. Most people destroy their youth by worrying about the future. There's no use of saving for your future, there's no use of whining about your past, the only moment of truth is now. You live in the moment. Anything can happen tomorrow hence love, share and drink now.
Perfection is the greatest disease that mankind is trying to achieve in the quest of upgrading their lifestyle. In the short journey of life, most people waste most of their precious moments for decorating their tomorrows. There’s no use of living a life under constant pressure to build a beautiful future because you don’t have control over circumstances. Everything is unpredictable. If things are going right in your life preserve it. Don’t try to spoil it by thinking about the forthcoming upheavals. Life will move on anyways. There’s no time machine in real life hence you can’t visit your future to plan your present. The only thing which is real is now, right now. You are reading this and this is the only truth.
The idea of saving money or flaunting a big bank balance is immaterial if you can’t enjoy the moment. You spend your whole life doing your regular work, saving money for your kids and one fine day the world changes and all the things that are of value become defunct. You are no soothsayer who can predict the future. You will meet too many people who will tell you save money for your future, you will meet many people who will tell you plan but don’t you think you lose the whole meaning of your existence during the entire process of planning and plotting? Don’t you think you just become a robot who works for the living and creating wealth?
Today you are free, tomorrow you are caged. Today you have wings left to decipher the beautiful horizon, tomorrow you are just dead. Your disappearance will make no difference, the world will move without you. Everyone will move on. If you are a thorough perfectionist, you should stop reading this now as I think, the quest for perfection is a disease. There’s nothing like perfect in this world. Everything is an illusion.
I know many people who spend their whole life working for their kids and building a home but the kids do not help them or anyone live in their homes. I know people who save a lot and live a life of a beggar, I know many people who think I am too irrational but the fact is I live in the moment. What’s the use of thinking about your future when you have not seen it? What’s the use of taking the unnecessary stress of heartbreak when you can get many? What’s the use of thinking about the things you lost? You shouldn’t be worried about anything because time is the greatest healer. People take pressure to get promoted but what will you do with the man-made designations.
Living in the moment is the best thing you can do right now because the world is on the verge of great transition. We can see major changes in leadership and decision making happening. Unlike yesteryears, the materialism and the consumerism will tempt you to indulge and flaunt and if you have the capability now flaunt it but never take pressure. You should not compare your beauty with others because beauty is an enigma and everyone is born with uniqueness.
Some people spend their whole life trying to prove that they are sincere. They reach office at the right time, they perform, they return home tired and sleep. At the end of the month, they get their salary, they pay their bills, invest in their kid's education, don’t have much sex and dies. They never enjoy life rather they are just born to earn and die. They sometimes take their family for vacation and that’s more like a formal thing for them. It’s time to break free and live in the moment. I know you have lots of stress – family, work and others but you can’t change it by worrying. You execute now or tomorrow but don’t think about the future. You should live in the moment.
I know you are unhappy because you are thinking about tomorrow. I know you are sad about your recent breakup. I know you have lots of money but no time. I know you want to earn money to buy your dream car but just think once, are you really living the precious time you are bestowed upon? Are you smiling a lot? Are you doing things that you love most? If not, just get up and start enjoying the moment. I am sure you will feel better after doing this. Eventually dying with your memories is far better than dying with your dreams.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Monday, December 05, 2016 Pallav Gogoi No comments
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but what should you put in there? Once the gifts are wrapped, look for fun and inexpensive things to fill your loved one’s stocking. Even the smallest treats will be appreciated, and come in handy. Here are a few suggestions:
EOS lip balm is the hottest lip moisturizer on the market. Celebrities of all types have been photographed pampering their lips with this cool and trendy, orb-shaped balm that comes in a variety of flavors. Evolution of Smooth is the perfect Christmas gift for a millennial’s stocking, and it’s priced just right.
Younger people love key chains that reflect their personality and lifestyle. For girls, ask Santa’s elves to monogram one in a pretty script. The stores are also full of fluffy ball key chains that make a cut, inexpensive gifts.
Wintery weather means cold feet. Stuff stocking with socks of different colors, patterns and lengths – ankle, knee high and crew -- to keep toes well insulated. Some socks on the market also serve as slippers of a sort, with soft, downy material inside. While you’re out, pick up a pair of dog socks to surprise your pooch.
With the approaching start of a New Year, this is a perfect time to start a journal or to peruse a book of short, daily encouragements to help make that one big change you’ve resolved to accomplish. Check out the bestseller list and add a well-reviewed mystery novel to your family member’s stocking.
This may been like you haven’t put forth much effort, but who hasn’t opened a gift from a particular store and wished they had received something, well, different? Even small denomination gift cards will allow the receiver to buy the exact flavor mocha they prefer or have an appetizer before dinner. Gift cards, like cash, fit nicely in a wallet and certainly come in handy.
Stockings are perfectly suited for small, inexpensive and fun trinkets. It should be enjoyable to select items that will make your family smile when they go through the annual tradition of seeing what Santa left behind.
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Sunday, December 04, 2016 Pallav Gogoi 2 comments
The silent ones often take away the best ones with their actions. You don't have to try hard for attracting a woman; if you try hard you fail. Seducing a woman is easier if you can talk to her without thinking a lot. A woman if interested in you will appreciate your crazy passion and will always be available for you. Things won't change for them if they are genuinely interested. Woman in India are extremely beautiful and you will be that lucky one if you seduce one. A man usually looks for a sexually attractive woman while choosing their partner that could also be the criteria for Indian woman. Your physical appearance does play a major role in the game of love and lust. If you are thinking of someone whom you love, you should go ahead and tell them. It's not always the things you believe actually are true. Indian women are mysterious beings. You won't know how she can give you that most memorable surprise. Reading a women's heart is not that easy but finding the right chord can do wonders. In order to date and seduce her, you have to show your loyalty towards her. Nobody wants to date a rolling stone. Attraction is a natural process and you never know how you get attracted to someone. You can't force your love, it comes naturally.