Poor old Sam Mendes. In some ways he’s a victim of his own success. Skyfall broke a billion at the box office so it was a tough act to follow. Particularly if that act was yourself.
But Dan and Sam formed a superb working relationship on Skyfall, so why wouldn’t they roll the dice again? And roll they did, upping the stakes by introducing the shadowy organisation SPECTRE, helmed by the Bond franchise’s favourite go-to bad guy, Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).
For SPECTRE we start in Mexico in an impressive Day of the Dead sequence which sees Bond bring his usual suave and swagger to proceedings. A solid opener. Continue reading SPECTRE: MENDES DOES BOND’S GREATEST HITS
There’s an anecdote Elijah Wood tells about how Jack Nicholson walked out of The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King because he thought it had ended – and that there were too many endings. In some ways it feels like Mockingjay – Part 2 has taken a leaf out of LOTR’s playbook, either in terms of stretching something into two when it really should have remained as one, or by attempting to milk the ending of Part 2 for all it’s worth. Either way, I didn’t buy it. Continue reading HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 REVIEW
Is it acceptable for a 33-year-old man to well up multiple times during this film? Probably not, but it happened. It was bound to happen. I mean, from the opening shot of the logo I was struggling to hold it together. Perhaps because I’ve now finished work and it’s been a long year, but it’s more than that, it’s Star Wars. And we’re all hoping beyond hope that J.J. Abrams will give us something good and help take away the pain of the last lot of films. Continue reading STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS REVIEW
Let’s say, in some other reality, Jennifer Lawrence hadn’t met David O. Russell and her career had (thus far) just been built upon an impressively gritty debut (Winter’s Bone) and a teen action franchise (Hunger Games), would we hold her in such high regard?
I rather doubt it. And this really isn’t a dig, but it’s fair to say her collaboration with writer-director David O. Russell over three films now (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and now Joy) have hugely elevated her career – in terms of dramatic credentials – and evolved her talent as one of Hollywood’s top actresses. Continue reading JOY: LAWRENCE ADDS STRINGS TO HER BOW
The temple is mysterious and sacred. Has always been hailed as the closest place to God. At home and abroad, there are countless temples of all kinds, magnificent and magnificent, witnessing the changes of history.
Batu Caves Malaysia
Batu Caves is a Hindu sacred place of worship. Located 11 km north of Kuala Lumpur, it is a limestone cave cluster, nestled in the midst of a jungle hillside. It is accessible from the foothills of 272 steep steps and there are also cable cars that reach the entrance. Continue reading Those amazing underground temples
The software engineer at Bridgewater Associates, LP, the world’s largest hedge fund, is developing a secret artificial intelligence project that will automate the company’s management, which is entirely dominated by robots. Ray Dalio, the company’s founder, called the project “The Book of the Future.”
But the company’s founders took the initiative to implement this futuristic idea. The new technology developed by the company will incorporate Dalyo’s non-traditional management methods into software systems. Continue reading In Future companies will rely on robots to direct employees
Human beings are not in the process of evolution all the time. Although the process is very slow, this process has never stopped. Compared to human beings before 2000 years, human beings have undergone tremendous changes both in appearance and in mind. In the coming years, this change will continue.
Harvard University scientist Juan Anriyquiz pointed out that in the future when human beings live on another planet, they need to genetically modify human organs so that humans can live longer on other planets. Continue reading Scientists have confirmed that we must carry out genetic modification in the future!
Genes and the environment affect the length of human life. In the study of identical twins, scientists predict that the impact from genes may not exceed 30%, which means that the vast majority of human life is dominated by the environment. Of the many environmental impact factors, almost no one has been deeply studied and discussed like diet. For example, the calorie intake limit is one of the areas being studied.
Compared to “how to eat”, “what to eat” is also a hot topic of research. Meat consumption is often placed under a microscope for research. Continue reading Who will live longer: meat eaters or vegetarians?
I believe that many of my friends, like me, have different preferences for vampires and zombie-themed movies and television dramas. Have we ever wondered whether there are vampires and zombies in the world? Where are they? What is a zombie? A zombie is a person who, after death, regained its standing and walked away to bite the living. Continue reading Why are scientists so obsessed with studying zombies?
When my cat began throwing up around the house, my husband was not impressed. He’s not really fond of pets, and he began complaining a lot about it. I tried all sorts of things, and finally learned that she needed to be on a different type of food. I went through a lot of food reviews, but when I found the Natural Balance Cat Food reviews online, I wanted to try it out. It was my last hope, and I was hoping that it would work. My husband was getting angrier and angrier about the vomiting in the house, and I was afraid that he would say that she needed to be rehomed. Continue reading Switching to a High-Quality Food Really Helped My Kitty
Is your boss a well-educated, well-dressed, ambitious and attractive person? Be careful, he may be a mental patient. The American psychologist Paul Babiak recently pointed out that not all mentally ill people are perverted murderers, and many of them have a normal job. In fact, in real life, because mental patients often have extraordinary desires for money, power, and sex, and they have strong language skills, the morbid characteristics of these mental illnesses are often seen as expressions of initiative and leadership. This also makes it easier for them to enter the top management level.
These people really cannot be called corporate leaders, but rather a group of “corporate psychopaths”. Psychologists suggest that many leaders have narcissistic tendencies, and that narcissists will go for high-stress, high-paying jobs. Although this kind of work may pose great risks, it can make their talents fully utilized, and it may bring them honor. This narcissist may become a legendary leader in the business world. Continue reading Twenty percent of top companies have psychotic features
Apple is the best company in the entire universe, and none of them is. The polite Cook turns an assortment of designs into a stack of attractive banknotes. Compared with Steve Jobs, Cook is more concerned about the welfare of employees. After he took office, Extending the maternity leave for pregnant women, Apple in the post-Jobs era, each employee can enjoy restricted stock. In addition, Cook also provided subsidies to NGO volunteers to renovate the building of the Apple headquarters, and at high-level meetings, he from Instead of rushing like a lord, they quietly sent a toilet plug to those who did not meet their performance goals. This close-to-door CEO’s approach makes the company’s headquarters staff, overseas employees, and even key suppliers. The rain is sticking. In the past five years, more and more employees have become prosperous due to Apple and embarked on a road to “a seemingly changing world”.
However, it is undeniable fact that Apple has seen a small-scale departure in the last two years. Continue reading Why Apple employees left
Facebook has lifetime use of all your data Continue reading What is the most horrible internet bully clause you’ve agreed to?
For the 70s, 80s, and even 90s, Nokia is a word that cannot be erased from their lives. Nokia, who was very proud of its peers in the mobile phone market, had too many classic models known and used by the public. However, when the tide of smart phones arrived, Nokia did not seize the opportunity in the mobile phone business, abandoned the most popular Android system, and combined with Microsoft’s smart phone operating system, eventually losing money, only the mobile phone business. Packaged for sale to Microsoft, and authorized Microsoft to obtain the brand’s useful life. Continue reading Nokia returning to the mobile market