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Celebrities / Ortisefemi Cooking Up A Collaboration With Rihanna... by nerfetiti: 8:41am On Jan 23
Just when some people thought fast-rising singer, Oritsefemi was going into oblivion in the Nigerian music industry, he surprised many with the release of ‘Double Wahala’, phrase popularised by late Afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

The song took him to where he may never have imagined to have reached in his life. The same single turned him into a sought-after musician and even to the presidency.

In an interview recently, Oritsefemi spoke about what motivated him to do the song.

"The challenges that I have got and encountered everyday (inspired me to do the song). For example, one of the challenges is I have been doing some hits; classic hits, you know. Those hits made waves, people accepted it, but so many of them underrated me.

"It was not their fault, just that they needed more of my works. They needed that ability (in me). This made me to sit back and relax. I asked myself (this question), 'Am I supposed to be forcing myself? I need to work! I need something that would keep people embracing me.' So I decided to bring out something dynamic," he revealed.

He also spoke on the reported international collaboration with Rihanna which has not seen the light of day at the moment.

"I contacted Rihanna’s manager that I am an artiste from Nigeria and I would love to do a collaboration with her. Her manager said she was busy. But I am patient and she has not finished what she is doing. There will be other collaborations with other international artistes too," he said.


Celebrities / Re: I Don't Mind Flaunting My Curves - Emma Nyra by nerfetiti: 8:42am On Jan 22
But u no get curves na undecided u r straight.
she get curves...just google her pics
Politics / Re: If You Vote For The APC, You Are A Fool - Says Veteran Tv Presenter,Yemi Shodimu by nerfetiti: 8:20am On Jan 22
Sombody please tell him that
''I am a proud fool''
Politics / Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Diplays Ammunitions He Just Obtained From The Nigerian by nerfetiti: 5:57pm On Jan 21

Our security agencies and the government keep claiming that there is no enough weapons to defeat Boko Haram but the ones they have are been captured by Shekau and his boys.

The photos above are the heavy weapons Boko Haram captured from the military after they attacked and massacred hundreds in Baga.

Politics / If You Vote For The APC, You Are A Fool - Says Veteran Tv Presenter,Yemi Shodimu by nerfetiti: 3:39pm On Jan 20
Veteran TV presenter, Yemi Shodimu, has said only fools will decide for the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections.

The ‘Gbarada’ anchorman made this declaration at the President Goodluck Jonathan re-election campaign rally in Lagos some days ago. The event took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Onikan.
The former aide to ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State was one of the hosts of the rally in Lagos with another veteran broadcaster, Bisi Olatilo.

He warned Nigerians to be careful with their votes, saying that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has delivered.

“If you vote for the APC, you are fools,” he said.
He emphasized that if they allow the opposition party to occupy Aso Rock in Abuja, it means they are ready to go to prison for 32 years because of the dictatorial spirit that exists in the mind of candidate of the opposition party.



Celebrities / Re: It Wouldn’t Be A Problem If My Husband Is Caught Cheating - Yeni Kuti by nerfetiti: 11:02am On Jan 19
African men are programmed not to stay with one wife so any woman expecting a man to be faithfull to her is on a long thing or on her own

it is wrong for a man to cheat on his wife
Celebrities / It Wouldn’t Be A Problem If My Husband Is Caught Cheating - Yeni Kuti by nerfetiti: 9:51am On Jan 19
Yeni kuti who is the first daughter of the late Afro-master has opened up on her opinion about infidelity among men. She took a position in an interview with Tribune.

According to her, she does not expect so much of fidelity from a man after growing up in a polygamous home. She said
“ I still got married, but does not expect my husband to be faithful. I didn’t demand or expect it.
She reluctantly added that it wouldn’t be a problem if her husband is caught cheating. “if he was unfaithful, it would not cause any fight between us”.

However, she expressed her thought about the African woman’s right and equality.
“we have more right, yes but equal rights, I don’t think so”.

She disclosed how she was denied to own a gun because she is a woman.
“When I tried to buy a gun, they said they don’t sell guns to women”.

She defended her reason to owning a gun as a means of self defence.
“Armed robbers had attacked us at home and i needed a gun to protect myself”.
Asked if she could use the weapon, she excitedly said she had gone for a shooting training a while ago.
“ah, if my life or my child’s life is in danger, yes , i will fire the culprit without thinking twice. I did a gun practice a while ago”

She added that she cannot cope with lazy men as that may be the only thing that may cause problem between her and her husband.

Celebrities / It Wouldn’t Be A Problem If My Husband Is Caught Cheating - Yeni Kuti by nerfetiti: 9:42am On Jan 19
Yeni kuti who is the first daughter of the late Afro-master has opened up on her opinion about infidelity among men. She took a position in an interview with Tribune.

According to her, she does not expect so much of fidelity from a man after growing up in a polygamous home. She said
“ I still got married, but does not expect my husband to be faithful. I didn’t demand or expect it.
She reluctantly added that it wouldn’t be a problem if her husband is caught cheating. “if he was unfaithful, it would not cause any fight between us”.

However, she expressed her thought about the African woman’s right and equality.
“we have more right, yes but equal rights, I don’t think so”.

She disclosed how she was denied to own a gun because she is a woman.
“When I tried to buy a gun, they said they don’t sell guns to women”.

She defended her reason to owning a gun as a means of self defence.
“Armed robbers had attacked us at home and i needed a gun to protect myself”.
Asked if she could use the weapon, she excitedly said she had gone for a shooting training a while ago.
“ah, if my life or my child’s life is in danger, yes , i will fire the culprit without thinking twice. I did a gun practice a while ago”

She added that she cannot cope with lazy men as that may be the only thing that may cause problem between her and her husband.

Celebrities / Burna Boy At War With Former Record Label - Aristokrat Records by nerfetiti: 9:43pm On Jan 18
The music industry may soon be set ablaze by the duo of Burna Boy and his former record label, Aristokrat, if situations are not quickly looked into by some concerned industry stakeholders.

The young artiste has decried an alleged attempt by Aristokrat to truncate the success of his forthcoming single entitled 'Rockstar'.

The 'Check and Balance' singer took to his Twitter page to ask his fans not embrace the version of the song released by Aristokrat.

“The original ‘RockStar’ drops with the video soon and it sounds nothing like d 1 u see on blogs right now,” Burna Boy disclosed.

“Please stop promoting the cheap effort of Aristokrat Records to sabotage the release of my new single titled RockStar,” he added.

The singer has also concluded plans to make his former boss pay for the spite.

Celebrities / Re: 2015 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List by nerfetiti: 9:35pm On Jan 18
Everyone is just surprised that the LEGO MOVIE is not in the best animation category. of the best movie for last year
Celebrities / I Don't Mind Flaunting My Curves - Emma Nyra by nerfetiti: 9:34pm On Jan 18
Emma Nyra is a budding sensational music star, so sexy and beautiful and doesn’t have any qualms about flaunting her curves.

"The For My Matter" star revealed in a recent chat that she flaunts her curves because she's so proud of what she got.

“I just wear what suits me. I am not trying to be sexy. I just don’t mind flaunting my curves. I am happy with the body God gave me," she said.

The leggy diva also opened up on her plans for the year 2015, “What I will be doing differently this year is to expand my brand especially with bigger accomplishments such as endorsements and my album will definitely be released later this year.

I am extremely surprised at how far the song 'For my matter' has gone. The video has one hundred thousand views in one week of release,” she revealed.

Celebrities / Tonto Dike Set To Disgarce Men Toasting Her... by nerfetiti: 9:24pm On Jan 18
Controversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, is not happy with how some of her male fans keep harassing with love messages. She also expressed frustration over how these men got her phone number in the first instance.

She said most of them send ‘funny’ messages to her and to prove her point, she posted a text she received from one of them, who composed a poem in order to prove how good he is with words.
Tonto explained that the person further asked her to connect him to Cossy Orjiakor, who recently listed what she wants from a sugar boy.

She wrote, “Don’t know how these creatures got my number. But I deal with this shet in 20's daily. Some1's husband /son/boyfriend, who knows? Keep it coming sons, I will embarrass your as*.”


Celebrities / Re: Fathia Balogun Looking So Beautiful In New Photo by nerfetiti: 6:34pm On Jan 18
shicken republic kor turkey empire nii.......

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Celebrities / Re: 2015 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List by nerfetiti: 8:03pm On Jan 16
Where is fault in our stars undecided

fault in our stars did not make it.....but its one of my best movies for last year sha
Celebrities / 2015 Oscar Nominations: The Complete List by nerfetiti: 4:49pm On Jan 16
The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were revealed on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 a.m.

For the first time, the entire list of nominees was unveiled live in a two-part announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron announced the first group of nominees for the awards show's 24 categories, and then Into the Woods actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs took the stage to announce the remaining nominees.

Eight films were nominated for best picture. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel topped the nomination with nine each while The Imitation Game followed with eight noms.

Below is the complete list of nominees:

Best Picture

American Sniper - Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
Birdman - Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole
Boyhood - Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
The Imitation Game - Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman
Selma - Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
The Theory of Everything - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten
Whiplash - Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster

Achievement in directing

Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Edward Norton - Birdman
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
Robert Duvall - The Judge

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Emma Stone - Birdman
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Laura Dern - Wild
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Adapted screenplay

Anthony McCarten - The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle - Whiplash
Graham Moore - The Imitation Game
Jason Hall - American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson - Inherent Vice

Original screenplay

Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris Jr., Nicolas Giacobone, Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman
Dan Gilroy - Nightcrawler
E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman - Foxcatcher
Richard Linklater - Boyhood:
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best documentary feature

Citizenfour - Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier - John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam - Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth - Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
Virunga - Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Best foreign-language film

Ida - Poland
Leviathan - Russia
Tangerines - Estonia
Timbuktu - Mauritania
Wild Tales - Argentina

Best animated feature film

Big Hero 6 - Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
The Boxtrolls - Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
How to Train Your Dragon 2 - Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
Song of the Sea - Tomm Moore and Paul Young
The Tale of Princess Kaguya - Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Achievement in cinematography

Dick Pope - Mr. Turner
Emmanuel Lubezki - Birdman
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski - Ida
Robert Yeoman - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Roger Deakins - Unbroken

Achievement in film editing

Barney Pilling - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach - American Sniper
Sandra Adair - Boyhood
Tom Cross - Whiplash
William Goldenberg - The Imitation Game

Achievement in costume design

Inherent Vice - Mark Bridges
Into the Woods - Colleen Atwood
The Grand Budapest Hotel - Milena Canonero
Mr. Turner - Jacqueline Durran
Maleficent - Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard - Foxcatcher
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White - Guardians of the Galaxy
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Achievement in production design

Adam Stockhausen (Production Design), Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dennis Gassner (Production Design), Anna Pinnock (Set Decoration) - Into the Woods
Maria Djurkovic (Production Design), Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration) - The Imitation Game
Nathan Crowley (Production Design), Gary Fettis (Set Decoration) - Interstellar
Suzie Davies (Production Design), Charlotte Watts (Set Decoration) - Mr. Turner

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original score)

Alexandre Desplat - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game
Gary Yershon - Mr. Turner
Hanz Zimmer - Interstellar
Johann Johannsson - The Theory of Everything

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (original song)

Diane Warren - "Grateful," Beyond the Lights
Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond - "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell … I'll Be Me
Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois - "Lost Stars," Begin Again
John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn - "Glory," Selma
Shawn Patterson - "Everything Is Awesome," The Lego Movie

Achievement in sound editing

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman - American Sniper
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro - Unbroken
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock - Birdman
Richard King - Interstellar

Achievement in sound mixing

Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley - Whiplash
Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten - Interstellar
JohnReitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin - American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga - Birdman
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee - Unbroken

Achievement in visual effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher - Interstellar
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer - X-Men: Days of Future Past
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould - Guardians of the Galaxy

Best animated short film

The Bigger Picture, Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
The Dam Keeper, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
Feast, Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
Me and My Moulton, Torill Kove
A Single Life, Joris Oprins

Best live-action short film

Aya, Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham, Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak), Hu Wei and Julien Féret
Parvaneh, Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
The Phone Call, Mat Kirkby and James Lucas

Best documentary, short subject

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
Joanna, Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse, Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper (La Parka), Gabriel Serra Arguello
White Earth, J. Christian Jensen

Celebrities / Re: Paul Okoye And Son In Matching Chelsea Outfit (Photo) by nerfetiti: 11:03pm On Jan 10
Phones / Re: Help..i Want To Get A New Tablet.. by nerfetiti: 5:05pm On Dec 19, 2014
[quote author=Loogan post=29024818]check out one of those bryte tablets, they are awesome and cheap[/quote
sup dude...have u used any of those bryte tab b4....does it supports upgrade.....and is the battery life durable...
Phones / Help..i Want To Get A New Tablet.. by nerfetiti: 12:48pm On Dec 19, 2014
hello guys...i want to get a new kinda confused on which one to get..i have a budget of 30k...i want a tab that i can make calls any suggestion will be appreciated...
Celebrities / Re: Dr. Sid's Wife, Simi Flaunting Her Baby Bump [photo] by nerfetiti: 11:10am On Dec 16, 2014
how does this bring back the chibokgirls angry sad angry
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Sterling Bank Invite For Online Test, Sheduled For 13th Dec? by nerfetiti: 12:28pm On Dec 13, 2014
sterling bank just wasting my time.......

and i feel this job is a marketing job.... lipsrsealed lipsrsealed tongue tongue lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Celebrities / Flaws You Didn’t Notice In 2014’s Biggest Movies by nerfetiti: 5:41pm On Dec 12, 2014
2014 wasn’t exactly the smartest year for movies: we had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles AND Transformers 4 from Michael Bay, a leak that proved Sony really don’t care who they internally bash, and a film character named Cooper after his grandfather, despite his surname already being Cooper. Cooper Cooper. Smart.
Inevitably with the end of the year in sight and obligatory run-downs of the best, the worst and the most under-appreciated everything of the year, there has to be some accounting for the cynics of the world. Not everything should be a vacant celebration of what has been, and film-makers need to be shown where they made mistakes so they don’t do it again. In that respect they’re very much like dogs, perpetually locked in the battle of wits that is toilet training.

So what follows is a look back at the silliest and most unnecessary plot-holes that helped ruin – or at least distract from – some of the best and biggest films of the year. Call it rubbing their noses in it for the betterment of future cinematic generations if you like…

Inevitably plot points are up for firm and frank discussion, including The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, so there’s a top level SPOILER ALERT in full flow.

12. Godzilla Soldiers Are All Idiots

Though it was a triumphant return to form (and bankability) for Godzilla as a movie character, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot was far from unflawed. Aaron Taylor-Johnson was mercilessly bland, there were a few too many knowing hero shots and the writing at times was a little wrong-headed, including a moment where one MUTO genuinely seems to give the other one a intimacy gadget covered in monster Erupt.
That last point rings particularly true when you consider the US Army’s plan to take down the MUTOs by luring them away from all the vulnerable people and cities and blowing them to smithereens using nuclear weapons. This would have been a reasonable plan if it weren’t for the fact that the very thing that the plan hinged on – the MUTOs’ love of delicious nuclear material – wasn’t the thing that was also entirely ignored in the logistics stage.
Instead of hiding the bombs to transport across country where they could be taken out to sea, the Army instead mounts the warheads on the back of a flatbed on a slow train – considerably less manoeuvrable than a MUTO – somehow ignoring the fact that the MUTOs have an incredible ability to sniff out nuclear things from miles away. Smart move.

11. Richard Parker Clearly Hated Peter – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Marc Webb’s decision to reinvent the Spider-Man origin story to include some genetic nonsense about him being the key to the experiments – because he was clearly the worst scientist of all time – at least offered some freshness to the tale, but it made Parker Snr look like an awful person.
Not content with tying his infant child to the experiments, and fundamentally ensuring that his life would never be normal, Parker then fled with his life at threat leaving Peter at home in the “safety” of extended family. But wouldn’t Oscorp be committed enough to tie up all loose ends? Wouldn’t Peter represent an almighty loose end who wouldn’t simply be ignored entirely because his parents ran away?
And even more importantly, Richard knew that Peter was the key to the experiments: did he simply assume that Oscorp’s team of mega-scientists would simply fail to connect the dots entirely? Shouldn’t he have hidden his child away at least? Perhaps he actually wanted Peter’s life to be ruined all along?

10. Mine Field Morons – Fury

Despite its dubious grasp of real history, Fury was actually a very entertaining film – and good evidence that David Ayer might well be a great choice for Suicide Squad – praise-worthy for its visual style and an engaging story that piles on the pressure and doesn’t seek to add a clinical gloss to war.
Unfortunately, it also includes yet another example of stunning silly decisions by the people who have been chosen to protect all of the normal folk at home thanking their lucky stars they weren’t called up. As the film heads to its finale and Fury is the only remaining tank, it is immobilised by an anti-tank mine, at which point most of the crew decide to initially abandon the prone vehicle before Wardaddy’s stubbornness convinces them all to stay put. Though he basically makes sure everyone dies, Wardaddy was actually the only sensible member of the crew.
Instead of worrying that the chances of a single mine being placed on a key road would be slim at best, two of the crew jump off and go to check a barn, as well as Norman scouting the road. Did nobody train the soldiers to be wary of minefields? Should they not have been more concerned of being blown up? Or were the Germans really frugal with their mines?

9. Noah Isn’t Even Magic

Picking away at a religious epic is probably silly on two front: first, it’s a quick way to get an awful lot of angry comments (and possibly the wrath of God, obviously), and it’s folly to try and pick the logical from the fantastical in a film about giant stone golems, magical snakes and beans and people called Ham. But when the internal logic of a film is flawed, it’s flawed.
At the start of the film, Noah witnesses the death of his father as he’s trying to complete a special rite of passage that would confirm Noah as a man, and which would have had some sort of religious/magical undercurrent, or at least a spiritual one. In those terms, it makes no sense that at the end of the film Noah takes the snakeskin talisman up to bless his own family: after all, he wasn’t “blessed” in the same way, and if he is impregnating his grand-daughters with magic or Godliness or whatever it is, it’s a contradiction of his own incomplete ritual.
Presumably the decision to include the serpent – a Satanic symbol – went down really well with all the religious zealots out there. Also, how come Emma Watson didn’t pick up the accent of her new family, despite growing up with them from the age of six?

8. April Gets Fired For No Reason – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Turtles remake was far and away the most silly film of the year: it was horribly written, idiotically flawed and injected with so much false self-importance that it went beyond being a turkey straight back into a bankable property. Thanks Michael Bay.
The issues with the film are many and varied, but one of the earliest and stupidest concerned April O’Neill’s attempts to convince everyone that the Turtles actually do exist. When she comes face to face with them, they cleverly wipe her phone of incriminating photos, before handing it back and running away. She then takes some more photos because the Turtles are short-sighted idiots, and take ages to make their escape.
For some reason April then forgets that she took the picture and attempts to convince her boss that the Turtles exist by showing her a video she took of the not yet giant creatures when she was a child. Way to go, you’re basically the worst journalist ever.

7. Optimus Suddenly Remembers He Can Fly – Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Like in the original Superman movie franchise, the issue of suddenly remembered powers was a distracting point for box office winner Transformers 4. Just as Superman suddenly remembered that he could time travel and make people forget key points and facts by kissing them (never to be redone again), Optimus Prime waited until the end of the fourth movie to remember that he can actually fly.
So instead of using what is probably the most valuable combat power available to a robot locked in ground skirmishes with other mostly non-flying robots – which would have been handy in pretty much every one of the Transformers films – Optimus only uses it as the end credits are looming, so he can be a self-propelled spaceship and go and catch some Hell in space.
Why didn’t he use his power of flight to just take the Seed off into space in the first place without having to go through the entire silly plot?

6. The Problem With The Plan Of Attack – Guardians Of The Galaxy

James Gunn’s superhero sci-fi extravaganza was pretty close to being the perfect adaptation of the material and the film-makers did remarkably well not to leave too many unanswered questions or annoying paradoxes, to the extent that most of the complaints levelled at the film are just silly. Of course Star-Lord built a tape deck into the Milano.
There are some minor quibbles though that actually do hold weight: like the all powerful orb being almost entirely unguarded with supposedly the most powerful being in the galaxy after it (and seemingly incapable of just finding it himself), or Drax choosing to only take things literally when it serves the plot. And then there’s the issue of the Guardians’ plan to take down Ronan, which comes with something of a flaw.
The whole plan hinges on Gamora opening a door for the other Guardians to shoot Ronan with their BFG, which holds them up almost fatally. Frustratingly, Gamora proves twice that the door doesn’t actually need to be so much of an issue: first after Drax shoots Nebula, she reforms to stop Gamora from pressing the button to open the door, meaning the switch was pretty much within Drax’s reach too, so there was no need to send Gamora off to open the door at all. And then, when she opens the door, she herself just shoots a hole in the ceiling and jumps through it to where the team are, circumventing the oh-so important door altogether.

5. So… Tauriel Just Sort Of Goes Away?

The question of what would happen to Tauriel at the end of the third Hobbit film was always somewhat over-shadowed by the fact that she wasn’t actually in The Lord Of The Rings, despite being an immortal elf. It was always assumed that the heroic creation by Peter Jackson would meet the same fate as her beloved dwarf Kili, and we’d get to see a redo of the Tonks/Lupin heroic sacrifice in the final Harry Potter film.
In truth, that’s what actually should have happened, but instead Tauriel actually makes it to the end of the film alive – though predictably Kili doesn’t get a reprieve – having spent the majority of the film with wet cheeks and very little to actually do. Because Jackson chose to add in so many new strands and expanded sequences, he ended up having too many loose ends to satisfyingly tie up: so seemingly important characters – like Beorn and Tauriel and indeed most of the dwarf company – are sort of forgotten about.
So that leaves the question of what actually happens to Tauriel? Does she just not come back to help her friend Legolas in the sequels because she’s so sad? Is she killed – and if so why wasn’t any of it deemed important enough to actually see?

4. The Crops – Interstellar
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So, basically Interstellar’s whole plot hinges on the fact that the Earth is dying thanks to blight wiping out all of the crops and leaving only corn (a clever allegory about the enduring strength of popcorn movies? Probably not), which requires everyone to leave Earth to go and find a new place to live to ensure the survival of the species. Clearly, growing crops on Earth in another way, rather than just in fields isn’t an option, or the NASA geniuses would have thought of that…
Except then at the end of the film when they’re all in the O’Neill cylinder they’ve clearly grown crops in an artificial environment. So why couldn’t they just use greenhouses to grow crops on Earth instead of moving wholesale somewhere else. That way they could have invested all the money NASA were using up on trying to develop a cure for blight?
Interstellar is in fact riddled with plot holes: for instance, why did NASA wait until Coop found them to get him involved when he’s clearly the ONLY man on Earth qualified to pilot the mission? He lives like two fields away. And while he consulted James Cameron on the issue of time travel film-making, Chris Nolan still fell down the same plot hole that Cameron did with Terminator: if your future self would be dead without the intervention of your present self, they can’t come back in time to help said present self save the future. It just doesn’t bloody well work that way.

3. The Disappearing Pregnancy – Gone Girl

The pleasure of Gone Girl is clearly in the awful, under-the-fingernails pressure of how the plot unfolds, and Rosamund Pike’s spell-binding, horrifying performance as the woman scorned (though her motives seem iffy at best). It’s all about a feeling, and as such you could probably forgive some issues with story-telling or mistakes.
But the fact is, Gone Girl’s central logic is utterly flawed: Amy is supposed to be lauded as an arch-villain, conniving and brilliant whose plan is air-tight and thus there’s no way Nick will ever be able to escape his life with her, so he just sort of accepts it. But when you pick at the key points of her escape from Desi, it all falls apart, and requires massive incompetence from a police force who were clearly over-achieving in their investigation up to that point.
For instance, why wouldn’t the hospital who tested her for signs of rape to corroborate her story have noticed that she hadn’t recently been pregnant or miscarried? Surely that would have been enough to ask questions about her story.

2. Why The Hell Does Coop Sneak Away To Brand? – Interstellar

A film worthy of two separate mentions, so riddled with plotholes and paradoxes is it.
At the film’s finale, Coop is on Cooper Station, waiting patiently for his daughter to arrive, which will take a few weeks (where the hell is she? Why isn’t she on the same station? Did they suddenly build more of them?) so he goes and sits on his porch for a while and cements his odd couple relationship with TARS. When old lady Murphy arrives she says he should go and see Brand, who is all alone on Edmondson’s planet, which seems to suggest that the rest of humanity has forsaken her and are letting her grow a colony alone while they enjoy their spaceship with tasty crops.
And when he does decide to go and see Brand, why does he sneak away? Why does he have to steal a spaceship and hide his intent from everyone? Aren’t they all on the same team? Why would going to visit/rescue Brand be frowned upon?
Oh, and why didn’t the future humans – who couldn’t exist remember – help their past selves in a much easier way rather than making humanity fall to the brink of doom and requiring a ridiculous over-reaching mission that was destined to fail all along? They’re not nice people.

1. The Adaptable Sentinels – X-Men: Days Of Future Past

In Singer’s return to X-form, the dystopian future timeline is presented as a product of the timeline in which Mystique was captured and mined for her abilities, which allowed Trask to develop his new sentinels with their shape-shifting abilities taken from her mutation. That’s all fair enough, though clearly Mystique couldn’t just become a teapot if she wanted to, but there’s some allowance for creative licence.
What doesn’t work is the fact that the sentinels appear to have learned a different mutant’s abilities from her as well. Rather than just being able to adapt their shape, the key to the sentinel’s power and devastating impact is apparently their ability to steal powers from mutants they come into contact with. Which basically makes them Rogue, not Mystique.
Yes the extended scenes suggest that Rogue was imprisoned, and could have been used to help build the sentinels, but she’s not dead like the other mutants who had their mutations stolen (including Mystique) and it’s too much of a reach to suggest that the sentinels learned that from Rogue much later when they were already dominant, when their adaptability is suggested as the key to their successes.

Which other 2014 movie plotholes belong on this list? Share your points below in the comments thread.

Source: http://.com/2014/12/flaws-you-didnt-notice-in-2014s-biggest.html
Celebrities / Most Overrated Actors In Hollywood by nerfetiti: 5:43pm On Dec 11, 2014
10. Tom Cruise

Having begun his acting career at the age of 19, Tom Cruise didn’t take long to climb the ranks to A-list status – he’s been one of Hollywood’s biggest stars for decades, and in 2012 was ranked as the highest paid actor in the industry, with over 20 of his movies grossing more than $200 million worldwide.
He’s shown himself to be a capable actor – if not necessarily a truly great one – in a number of films throughout his career, with performances in films like The Colour Of Money, Magnolia and Eyes Wide Shut standing out from the crowd. It’s a shame, then, that for the most part his output has increasingly veered towards playing safe and familiar roles as generic, near-flawless action heroes.
Knight And Day, Jack Reacher, The Last Samurai, Oblivion and Edge Of Tomorrow are just a few examples of Cruise vehicles in which you could pretty much swap and change the characters from one to another without any real noticable changes being made. It would be nice to see some more variation, although with Mission: Impossible 5 coming up next it’s not going to happen any time soon.

9. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp started life out as something of a teen idol after his rise to fame in the TV series 21 Jump Street. It is to his credit that he managed to escape from the pretty boy trappings earlier in his career and branch out into more challenging roles.
To a greater degree than Tom Cruise, Depp’s earlier roles demonstrated a good sense of range and variety – from Joseph Pistone in Donnie Brasco to Hunter S. Thompson in Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Depp tackled interesting characters with subtlety. Sadly, the other side to his career is perhaps best characterised by his frequent collaborations with Tim Burton in which his characters are brought to life by the costume and makeup department, on top of which Depp adds a quirky, over-the-top and ultimately one-dimensional performance. It’s a tendency which has come to dominate his later filmography.
With more Pirates Of The Caribbean on the way, along with another Alice In Wonderland collaboration, Depp doesn’t look as if he’s about to break the successful mould which has earned him so much money, which is a shame since he’s proven himself capable of delivering more understated performances in the past.

8. Robert Downey, Jr.

Another actor who made his name during the 1980s, Robert Downey Jr. showed huge potential during the time he spent associated with the Brat Pack and went on to justly earn himself an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in 1992’s Chaplin.
His problems with alcohol and drugs from the mid-90s through to the early 2000s saw him out of action, but his return to cinema screens seemed to herald a second wind for the amiable star. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, A Scanner Darkly and Zodiac saw fine performances from Downey Jr. which unfortunately seemed to pave the way for a string of roles in which he seemed to play the same cool, calm and collected characters we’re most familiar with.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with doing the effortlessly cool thing, especially if you’re as good at it as Downey Jr., but there’s hardly a great deal of nuance between Iron Man/Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes – the latter might be a lot of fun to watch (however unlike Sherlock Holmes he may be to fans of the literature), but he’s hardly stretching himself out of his comfort zone.

7. Brad Pitt

Another Hollywood star who started his career young, Brad Pitt’s first real breakthrough performance came in 1991 with the release of Ridley Scott’s Thelma And Louise and has since seen the actor trying to break away from his “pretty boy” image on more than one occasion.
Pitt has certainly demonstrated in several movies that he is an actor capable of being more than just a pretty face – from his supporting role in 12 Monkeys as the psychologically damaged Jeffrey Goines to the airheaded personal trainer in the Coens’ Burn After Reading, his filmography certainly displays some range. Unfortunately it’s the chisel-jawed, smooth talking persona which tends to come out to play more often than not, while some deviations from this template – for instance his turn in Inglorious Basterds – impress only in an over-the-top, cartoonish manner.
From Mr. And Mrs. Smith to World War Z, Brad Pitt’s starring roles all too often fit into the same category as those chosen by Tom Cruise – they’re exactly the kind of movie these stars know will perform well at the box office, but hardly a stretch when it comes to challenging themselves as actors to move away from the on-screen heroics.

6. Adam Sandler

From beginning his career as a comedian with the Saturday Night Live gang, Adam Sandler has gone on to have one of the most lucrative careers in Hollywood with his films earning a combined gross of over $2 billion at the box office.
The question as to whether he has the talent to warrant these sums of money has been posed for many years – indeed, it’s hard to think of a single Adam Sandler vehicle in which his performance has stood out as anything other than the usual combination of mugging and shouting whilst telling crude and childish jokes. Only Punch-Drunk Love breaks the mould, and that’s perhaps in large part down to director Paul Thomas Anderson challenging Sandler to doing something different.
Even the executives at Sony are getting sick and tired of Sandler’s schtick, with the recent internal email leaks revealing the star as a shameless exploiter of his status in order to shower himself and his friends with lavish private jets and other extravagant perks whilst producing one mediocre movie after another. Sadly, audiences keep buying tickets for his films despite their deteriorating quality, so more terrible Sandler performances are inevitable.

5. Samuel L. Jackson

If there’s one thing that can be said about Samuel L. Jackson it’s that he’s nothing if not a hugely prolific actor. Since his career began he has appeared in over 100 movies earning more than $10 billion combined.
Best known for his motor-mouthed, wise cracking roles as epitomised in Pulp Fiction, Jackson carved out his niche early in his career and has frequently fallen back on these stereotypical roles a few times too many. Much in the same way an actor like John Wayne established an on-screen persona he could return to time and again, so too does Jackson mine the same territory in many of his performances – after so many it starts to look like he’s switching on the autopilot.
When given a chance to shine, Samuel L. Jackson has proven himself capable of rising above the typecast roles which are clearly his bread and butter – it’s a shame he doesn’t stretch himself more often, or at least playfully send up his image as with Snakes On A Plane.

4. Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is exactly the kind of heartthrob actor Hollywood loves – after starting out as a child actor he hit the big time with the romantic drama The Notebook in 2004 and promptly won a string of Teen Choice Awards along with an MTV Movie Award.
Gosling’s looks are probably his best assets if his acting career is anything to go by – despite a reasonable performance in 2006’s Half Nelson as a junior high school teacher with a drug addiction Gosling has yet to truly stretch himself as an actor. Regarded by some as his finest performance, his role as a getaway driver in Drive perhaps best exemplified his appeal – stoic, furrow-browed and largely silent, he comes across more as a model posing for a photoshoot rather than an actor truly inhabiting an interesting character.
Still, he’d be hard pushed to deliver a performance more farcical than his role as Sgt. Jerry Wooters in Gangster Squad – verging on parody it was about as unintentionally hilarious as acting gets.

3. Ben Affleck

The initial reaction to the announcement that Ben Affleck is to take on the role of Batman in the upcoming Batman V Superman provides a fine example of just how overrated the actor is perceived in the eyes of many movie fans.
Affleck certainly isn’t a bad actor – he brought a great deal to his characters in his collaborations with Kevin Smith, particularly in Chasing Amy – but for the most part audiences can’t help but feel they’re just watching the star going through the motions. From Armageddon and Pearl Harbour through to Daredevil and Paycheck, there’s little in the way of variation in the manner in which he inhabits these roles. As for To The Wonder, Terrence Malick can only take so much blame for Affleck aimlessly wandering through each scene.
When it comes to Affleck behind the camera it’s a different story – while many actors who opt to tackle directing fall flat on their faces, Affleck has delivered solid movies such as The Town and Argo. They might not be masterpieces but they certainly demonstrate promise for great things in the future.

2. Sean Penn

These days, Sean Penn is probably as well known for his outspoken political views and activism as he is for his place in Hollywood – few other actors in the history of the industry have used their fame to quite the same degree to project themselves as a champion of a particular cause.
It’s fair to say that this over-earnest dedication to causes, imbued with a degree of pretentiousness, often comes over in Sean Penn’s on-screen personas. In movies such as Milk this is most obvious but other, less political titles, still often feature Penn acting with an overbearing sense of self-importance. Penn might have pushed himself into more challenging roles earlier in his career with films like Dead Man Walking, but it’s hard to think of anything in more recent years which demonstrates a desire to break through any performance boundaries.
Like Ryan Gosling, his turn as gangster Mickey Cohen in Gangster Squad verged on the parodic, suggesting that the truly interesting and dynamic performances are behind him.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

One of the ways in which great acting is measured is the depth to which they fully inhabit their roles to the point where the viewer isn’t looking at the actor but beyond their personality towards something else. Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hardy and Kevin Spacey are just three examples of actors who manage to transcend their own personality and take on a new persona which utterly convinces the audience.
As with the other actors on this list, Leonardo DiCaprio rarely achieves this separation from his own image into that of the character. While he’s certainly a good actor, his merits are similar to those of stars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, predominantly inhabiting a certain kind of leading man which suits their image. DiCaprio certainly knows how to create an intense sense of urgency with his roles, but you can’t help but get the impression that there’s always a degree of Leo peeking out behind the character informing his vocal intonations and gesticulations.
Confident, assertive and larger than life, DiCaprio – like many other overrated stars featured on this list – is something of a victim of his own success, destined to play a certain type of role which plays to his familiar, well-worn star status.

Source: http://.com/2014/12/10-most-overrated-actors-in-hollywood.html
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