Writer-director Mari Selvaraj's audio-visual delight Karnan graced the theatres on April 9. Starring Kollywood's darling Dhanush in the lead role, the film received a terrific response from the audience upon its release. Talking about business, the film with its theatrical run acquired net collection of Rs 10.40 crore and Rs 5.50 crore on days 1 and 2 respectively. On day 3, the film is said to have garnered a net collection close to Rs 5 crore making it a total collection of Rs 20.90 crore. Well, as Karnan film recieves terrific reviews, one can expect the film to weave magic at the box office in the days to come. The incorporation of the actor's impeccable performance along with the director's storytelling method, music director Santhosh Narayanan's beautifully composed songs and BGM (background music), and cinematographer Theni Eswar's breathtaking visual capture succeeded in conveying the depth and emotions behind each and every sequence and … [Read more...] about Karnan Day 3 Box Office Collection: Dhanush-Mari Selvaraj’s Film Makes A Solid Impact!
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. VA.) seemingly dashed any hopes of Democrats abolishing the filibuster anytime soon when he wrote last week that the legislative maneuver was a “critical tool” to protecting “our democratic form of government.” That’s a far different view than that of former President Barack Obama, who called it a “Jim Crow relic,” along with a slew of other critics. But an idealized view of the filibuster as a force for good isn’t an outlier; it’s the way that many students, of past generations and even today, are first exposed to it, via the 1939 Frank Capra classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. As much of a relic as the movie is, the climatic scene, in which Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart) stages a nearly 24- hour filibuster against corruption and back-room dealing among his colleagues, has endured. It’s still used as a teaching tool and, in coverage of the latest debate, comes up as a common pop culture reference point. It’s helped shape perceptions of what … [Read more...] about The Battle Over The Filibuster Counters The Myth Of ‘Mr. Smith’
Before Brandi Carlile was a folk-rock superstar, she was a high school dropout spending her time in a lakeside shed with her first real band, which comprised Carlile, her brother Jay, and a pair of thirty-something locals from Carlile’s native Washington State. Carlile’s teenage years days were full of uncertainty and exploration: In just a few short years, she would begin gigging relentlessly around Seattle and meet her future musical collaborators, the Hanseroth Twins . But before then, she spent much of her time narrowly avoiding trouble with siblings Jay and Tiffany, falling in love with her first girlfriend, Jessica, and tending to her horse named Sovereign, which she purchased for $75 at the age of 17. Related Stories Brandi Carlile Covers Joni Mitchell, Talks 'Broken Horses' Memoir on 'Colbert' How Leslie Jordan Helped Us Survive Quarantine and Made a Gospel Album in the Process Related Stories The 50 Greatest Rock Memoirs of All Time … [Read more...] about How a Teenaged Brandi Carlile Quit School, Overcame Tragedy, and Met Her First Love
UPDATE: This collection is now also available on UrbanOutfitters.com . From books to tribute albums, Kurt Cobain has been immortalized in countless ways since his sudden death in 1994. Now, the Nirvana frontman is being commemorated with an official apparel collection, inspired by the singer’s artwork and personal journal entries. Curated by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain , the “Kurt Was Here” collection features T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies adorned with Cobain’s sketches, paintings, and hand-written notes. The collection is a partnership between The End of Music, LLC (the business arm of Cobain’s estate) and Live Nation Merchandise, and launches today at Barneys , U.K. department store Selfridges , and online at KurtCobainShop.com. Related No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt's Death: An Exclusive Q&A Related The Beatles in India: 16 Things You Didn't Know 40 Greatest … [Read more...] about Frances Bean Cobain Launches ‘Kurt Was Here’ Clothing Collection
SATURDAY PM/SUNDAY AM, 9TH & 10TH UPDATE : The Top 3 order changed again this weekend. Holdover Despicable Me 2 is still #1 with around $44.7M beating newcomers Growns-Ups 2 ($42.5M for #2) and Pacific Rim ($38.3M for #3). Universal’s and Illumination Entertainment’s 3D toon is #1 worldwide passing $400M global gross and $200M from North America. Warner Bros’ and Legendary Pictures’ mecha anime-inspired scifi battle was the only original newcomer fighting 2 sequels. Because of good reviews and CinemaScores, the hope is to “broaden out” the 3D film’s audience for the next four weeks of IMAX screenings. The $180-$220m costing pic’s worldwide cume is now $91.3M after opening in 50% of international territories this weekend. More later. SATURDAY 10 AM, 8TH UPDATE: What a surprise Friday’s domestic box office turned out to be as Summer 2013 continues to sizzle. Total moviegoing this weekend is close to $200M which is a humongous +29% from last year. At … [Read more...] about ‘Pacific Rim’ #3 As ‘Grown-Ups 2’ Edged By #1 ‘Despicable Me 2’ For Domestic Weekend