Arts & Leisure | Theater and Movies - Brecorder.com Stay updated with Business News, Pakistan news, Current world news and latest world news with Business Recorder.. http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure.html Thu, 27 Nov 2014 20:40:48 +0000 SRA Framework 2.0 en-gb Cumberbatch’s female fans labeled as ‘Cumberbitches’ http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207272-cumberbatch’s-female-fans-labeled-as-‘cumberbitches’.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207272-cumberbatch’s-female-fans-labeled-as-‘cumberbitches’.html imageFemale fans of ‘Sherlock’ star officially accepted the term ‘Cumberbitches’. Although the term seems quite offensive but they have happily accepted the word for their love for Benedict Cumberbatch.

But, on the other hand Cumberbatch finds it quite rude and requested his fans to replace the title with some decent word like ‘Cumbersomes’, ‘Cumbercollective’ or ‘Cumberfans’.

According to media reports, Benedict Cumberbatch says though he is flattered his female fans call themselves ‘Cumberbitches’, the actor finds the term a bit rude. He said, “It’s funny and I’m flattered. But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women. Don’t just call yourself bitches! I know it was a joke, and more of an empowering thing. The majority of (the fans) are smart and savvy and just having fun, but it's getting out there. It sounds a bit (rude)”.

Benedict Cumberbatch broke millions of hearts when he announced his engagement to theater director and actress, Sophie Hunter. He is currently filming special Christmas ‘Sherlock’ episode which will go on-air in January.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:58:34 +0000
Arjun Kapoor reaches half million followers on Twitter http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207261-arjun-kapoor-reaches-half-million-followers-on-twitter.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207261-arjun-kapoor-reaches-half-million-followers-on-twitter.html imageArjun Kapoor will be seen in his father Boney Kapoor's film ‘Tevar’ shortly. The actor has just crossed over 500K followers on Twitter.

He took to Twitter to share his excitement and said, “Wow half a million, that's a lot of people, so much love and support can't fathom how to possibly thank everyone”.

Arjun Kapoor is not very active on social media, he occasionally posts and shares important events and news about his movies and life. Arjun Kapoor will be seen along with Sonakshi Sinha in ‘Tevar’ which is remake of Telugu flick ‘Okkaddu’.

He chose Twitter to post the first look of ‘Tevar. Arjun said, “I wanted to see the reaction because we are making films for the audience. Twitter creates awareness and is the best way to communicate with them. I hope they watch the film and enjoy it”.

Directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor, ‘Tevar’ will release on January 9, 2015.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:38:18 +0000
One Direction topples Taylor Swift from U.S. Billboard chart http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/207267-one-direction-topples-taylor-swift-from-us-billboard-chart.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/63-music/207267-one-direction-topples-taylor-swift-from-us-billboard-chart.html imageThe English-Irish boy band became the first group to score four consecutive No. 1 debuts on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart in less than three years and has toppled Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.

According to media reports, One Direction's ‘Four’ secured first position in Billboard 200 chart after breaking the three-week-old record of Taylor Swift's ‘1989’. One Direction's fourth album, ‘Four’, sold 387,000 copies in the United States in a week up to November 23 2014, while Swift's ‘1989’ dropped to No. 2 this week with 214,000 sales.

Billboard is an American music magazine that is known for its internationally recognized record charts. The magazine tracks most popular albums and songs on a weekly basis to prepare the chart. The two most popular record charts of the magazine are Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200.

Previously, band's three previous albums ‘Up All Night’, ‘Take Me Home’ and ‘Midnight Memories’ has already opened at No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Recently ‘One Direction’ has also won many awards at the ‘American Music Awards’ ceremony including ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Favorite Album’ for their latest release.

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shaista_shaik@hotmail.com (Shaista Tabassum) Music Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:34:55 +0000
Varun Dhawan has no dates for dad David Dhawan http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207250-varun-dhawan-has-no-dates-for-dad-david-dhawan.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207250-varun-dhawan-has-no-dates-for-dad-david-dhawan.html imagePopular for his hit comedies, director David Dhawan said his actor-son Varun is too busy to work with him till 2016. The father son duo has worked together in ‘Main Tera Hero’ and now fans will have to wait till 2016 to see them work together again.

As source revealed David Dhawan said in an interview, “I am proud of my son and the way his career is shaping. His last film ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ was also accepted by audience and loved too. I am thankful to Karan Johar for that. Soon even Rohit Dhawan will also direct him (elder son of David Dhawan).

He also added that Varun Dhawan’s first father is Karan Johar and then David Dhawan is the second father. While Varun has already emerged as an actor and is quite successful in most of his movies, David Dhawan’s elder son Rohit Dhawan seems to be following the footsteps of his father. He is planning to get into film making and is currently working on a film where he has already signed his brother Varun Dhawan.

David Dhawan has worked with newcomers Ali Fazal, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri and Divyendu Sharma, feels that the current breed of actors is immensely talented and hard working.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:20:56 +0000
Benedict Cumberbatch quits smoking http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207249-benedict-cumberbatch-quits-smoking.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207249-benedict-cumberbatch-quits-smoking.html image‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he has left smoking one month back and it’s really helping him to stay healthy. Actor admitted that even though he finds it super tough to be healthy when he’s hopping all over the world.

According to media reports Cumberbatch said, “I’ve given up smoking. Although I shouldn't say that, because if I ever have a cigarette again and it'll be all over the place, 'Oh he lied’. But, touch wood, I haven't smoked for a month now and it's really helping”.

“I try to eat healthy; I try not to eat late at night although that's hard right now with the yo-yoing all over the world. It really helps that I have a lot of great people around me to try and check that I'm doing well”, he added.

Benedict Cumerbatch will be seen next in an upcoming epic fantasy adventure film ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ along with Evengeline Lily, Martin Freeman and Christopher Lee among others. Directed by Peter Jackson the movie will hit theater on December 1.

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shaista_shaik@hotmail.com (Shaista Tabassum) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:45:18 +0000
Christian Bale jealous of Ben Affleck playing Batman http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207246-christian-bale-jealous-of-ben-affleck-playing-batman.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207246-christian-bale-jealous-of-ben-affleck-playing-batman.html image‘The Dark Knight’ actor Christian Bale admitted that he was jealous when he heard about Ben Affleck taking on the role for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.

According to media reports the ‘American Hustle’ actor said in an interview, “I've got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, 'Oh go on ... Let's do another.' So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour. The fact that I'm jealous of someone else playing Batman, I think I should have gotten over it by now”.

Christian Bale further said still he didn’t talk to Ben Affleck but he advised him via email on tackling such a demanding role.

Bale said, “I haven't spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did”, media reported.

Christian Bale first portrayed the role of Batman in 2005 then he reprised his role in ‘The Dark Knight’ in 2008 and his last appearance was seen in the final installment ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in 2012. Bale's ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, made nearly $2.5 billion worldwide.

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shaista_shaik@hotmail.com (Shaista Tabassum) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:20:35 +0000
International stars to grace ‘Dubai Film Festival’ http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207237-international-stars-to-grace-‘dubai-film-festival’.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207237-international-stars-to-grace-‘dubai-film-festival’.html imageBollywood Celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko.

According to media reports, the festival, which starts from December 10-17, will feature 118 films from 48 countries in 34 different languages. At the opening ceremony, DIFF will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to prominent Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif for his work in more than 100 films in a career spanning almost five decades.

“DIFF has come so far in the past 11 years, introducing new audiences to Arab cinema, fostering talent and welcoming the industry's greatest directors, producers, writers and actors. I'm proud to say that DIFF has contributed to putting the region's film industry on the global map,” said Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF chairman.

This year's edition of DIFF will open with the screening of James Marsh's ‘The Theory of Everything’. The biographic film is inspired by the book ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’ written by Stephen Hawking’s former wife Jane Wilde Hawking.

Arab celebrities like Mervat Amin, Samir Sabri, Daoud Abdel Sayed, Laila Taher, Mohamed Sobhi, Lebleba and Jamal Suliman will also grace the red carpet.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:03:35 +0000
Motion poster of Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ revealed http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207226-motion-poster-of-sonam-kapoor’s-‘dolly-ki-doli’-revealed.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207226-motion-poster-of-sonam-kapoor’s-‘dolly-ki-doli’-revealed.html imageSonam Kapoor has been in news for her upcoming film, ‘Dolly ki Doli’ for quite some time now. Sonam Kapoor was last seen in ‘Khoobsurat’. Another quirky rom-com of sorts, Arbaaz Khan unveiled the motion poster of the film on Twitter.

According to media reports, the motion poster shows three men (presumably the male lead actors) with three different tattoos professing their love for Dolly, played by Sonam. The motion poster plants the theme of the romantic comedy film for the audience. Although the motion poster does not give any hint about the film or the characters as of now, the first look of the film will be launched soon.

Arbaaz Khan's wife, actress Malaika Arora Khan will be seen in a special item number in film. Actor Saif Ali Khan will also be seen doing a cameo role, media reported.

Produced by actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan and directed by debutante Abhishek Dogra, the film also stars actors Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma and Pulkit Samrat alongside ‘Khoobsurat’ actress

The film is slated to release in February 2015.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:30:21 +0000
Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza blessed with a baby boy http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207221-riteish-deshmukh-genelia-dsouza-blessed-with-a-baby-boy.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/50-movies/207221-riteish-deshmukh-genelia-dsouza-blessed-with-a-baby-boy.html imageRiteish Deshmukh and wife Genelia D'Souza have turned proud parents to a baby boy. The couple was blessed with their first child on 25 November, Tuesday.

The couple, who had been dating since 2003, tied the knot in 2012. Having starred together in movies like ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ and ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’, they are often called the 'cutest couple of B-town'.

Riteish, who is an actor/producer and son of the late former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh took to Twitter to share the good news and posted, "It's a Boy!!!".

“Thank you all for your Love, Prayers & Blessings, mother Genelia D’Souza and the little one are doing great,” he added.

The couple's friends from the Indian film industry sent out congratulatory messages, welcoming them to the parents’ club of Bollywood. Bollywood biggies Junior Bachchan, Karan Johar, Bipasha Basu, Jacqueline Fernandez and many more congratulated the pair for being a parent of newly born baby boy.

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madiha786ahmed@hotmail.com (Madiha Shakeel) Movies Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:00:47 +0000
Xbox One; it’s a must have http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/207201-xbox-one;-it’s-a-must-have.html http://www.brecorder.com/arts-a-leisure/44-arts/207201-xbox-one;-it’s-a-must-have.html imageMicrosoft’s Xbox One, successor to the Xbox 360 has seen its sales rise dramatically after it hit store last month. Microsoft along with various publications have classified the device as an ‘all-in-one entertainment system’, directly competing with other digital media players such as the Apple TV, Google TV and most importantly Sony Play Station 4 (PS4).

Recent official sales figures from Sony reveal the PS4 has sold 13.5 million units worldwide. For those who thought the console war is already over, the latest stats from Microsoft may come as a surprise. According Xbox Wire, the Xbox One is closing in on 10 million units sold.

Xbox One is one of an experience itself, when it comes to games, the Xbox One’s catalog offers a good mix of multiplatform releases and compelling exclusives at the year mark. The biggest one this season, of course, is ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’. Other games you can look into are ‘Far Cry 4’, ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Project Cars’.

The recently released Xbox exclusives ‘Halo: Master Chief Collection’ and ‘Forza Horizon 2’ scored 89/100 and 86/100 on Metacritic respectively. ‘Titanfall’ was another highly-rated exclusive title to release on the Xbox this year. Future exclusives ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ and ‘Quantum Break’ could even possibly give Xbox the lead over its Sony counterpart, according to TheKarachiite.

Xbox One was released across several European markets, Australia, and New Zealand last year, and later in 26 other markets, the remaining European markets, and the Middle East in October 2014.

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asfiaafzal@gmail.com (Asfia Afzal) Arts Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:20:29 +0000