The Courage of Zayn Malik and Why Strong Men Cry

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by Huma Munshi  

On the face of it Zayn Malik leaving One Direction shouldn’t really resonate. At 34 years old, I am past fawning over boy bands. Even when I should have been gripped by Take That fever, I had a lot more affinity with the music of old codgers like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. However, there is something about Zayn that does appeal. In part, it is the fact that he’s that rarest of species: an Asian boy band member in the British mainstream – and he is pretty striking at that.

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But it was his recent departure from One Direction which finally struck a chord. He laid bare the impact mental distress can have on a person. Having experienced significant mental ill-health myself, his honesty mattered. The workplace is a much cited cause of mental ill-health: you have to navigate difficult workplace relationships, over-bearing…

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Perchè guardare “Chef-la ricetta perfetta”.

Ultimamente ho visto tanti di quei film da definire “impegnati” ,che avevo davvero bisogno di una commedia, di leggerezza e Jon Favreau mi ha davvero sorpreso con la commedia “Chef-la ricetta perfetta”. Se vi piace il cibo, i food-track,se vi piace la musica cubana alla BuenaVistaSocialClub, se vi piace guardare le curve di Scarlett Johanson e di Sophia Vergara, se avete bisogno di tirarvi su di morale con una storia che parla di alti e bassi nella vita, se vi piacciono le storie padre-figlio, allora questo è il film giusto. Jon Favreau ha raccolto anche un po’ di amici nel cast Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr, e ha deciso di girare il suo film in alcune delle città più colorate degli Usa New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles e Miami. Inoltre la soundtrack è a dir poco stupenda e ancor più stupendo avervi trovato Gary Clark Jr ad Austin. Insomma guardatelo se vi piacciono i film fatti davvero bene, leggeri, colorati, divertenti ma non demenziali.

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One Direction Fans Will Survive Without Zayn Malik

TIME

Zayn Malik announced he was leaving One Direction today, which has sent plenty of tweens and teens into a state of mourning. But as someone as who survived that dark day in 1998 when Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell announced that what she really really really wanted was to get the hell out of her girl group, I’m here with a message for the youth of the world: not only are you going to survive this grim chapter in pop music history, but there are also many, many reasons to carry on.

Here are a few things to consider that may help soften the blow of his departure:

He’ll probably be back one day. The departure of a bandmate or the dissolution of an entire group really just sets the stage for an inevitable reunion tour. After quitting the group at the height of their fame, Ginger Spice was back…

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Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor From Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Revealed

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With just one year to go before the release of the film, Warner Bros. Pictures (via EW) has released our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as the villain Lex Luthor from the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

“He’s not any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure,” director Zack Snyder tells the magazine. “Other than him being a captain of industry and one person to the world and another person to himself. And bald, of course….Our Lex is disarming and he’s not fake. He says what he believes and he says what’s on his mind. If you can unravel the string and decipher what he means, it’s all there.”

Eisenberg is part of a cast that includes Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight with Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. Amy Adams, Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woman), Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons…

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Bradley Cooper Is in Talks to Direct a Remake of A Star Is Born

TIME

Bradley Cooper could be helming the Warner Bros remake of A Star Is Born.

The movie is based on a 1937 film that starred Janet Gaynor, who played a young actress in Hollywood with dreams of making it big. Frederic March played an older alcoholic actor who helped her launch her career.

American Sniper star Cooper is also set to produce the film alongside Jon Peters, Basil Iwanyk and Bill Gerber, says the Hollywood Reporter.

Warner Bros. have been working on a remake of A Star Is Born for a while and initially considered Beyoncé as the favorite to take the female lead. She may now be re-approached, Deadline Hollywood reports, while Cooper could play the male lead himself.

There have been two previous remakes of of A Star Is Born, one in 1954, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and another in 1976 with Barbra…

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Goodbye Glee.

Ho iniziato a guardare Glee al primo passaggio su Italia 1, avevo 23 anni e ora come allora ero attratta da quel genere musicale, strambo-drammatico. Glee mi ha riportata indietro di tanti anni, quando amavo cantare e ballare e lo facevo anche a livello professionale; allo stesso tempo riusciva a mescolare tematiche drammatiche in modo così saggio e consapevole, senza esser mai banale, questo però è apparso solo nelle prime tre stagioni. Infatti Glee negli ultimi anni ha perso molto, e ha perso inevitabilmente molti fans, dopo un po’ ha perso anche Cory e quindi Finn e tutto è andato un po’ a rotoli. Lo show è rimasto comunque nel mio cuore, ho continuato a seguirlo e ad amare tante piccole esibizioni, soprattutto di Rachel. Non ho amato le parti a New York, non ho amato l’aggiunta di nuovi personaggi nella quarta stagione, che mi piacevano anche, ma che sono scomparsi all’arrivo della quinta. Non ho amato l’esclusione di Quinn, che era un po’ la Kelly di Beverly hills di Glee. Ho amato invece Kurt e Blane, Brittany e Santana, Mr Shue che riusciva a essere banale ma così dolce, e anche Sue, con i suoi discorsi così logorroici. Ci ha fatto innamorare Glee, parlando di omofobia, parlando di passioni, parlando di inadeguatezze, parlando di gravidanze improvvise, parlando di disturbi psichici, ma parlandone sempre nel modo giusto ed entrando nel cuore. Non dimenticherò mai le lacrime versate insieme a Rachel, Finn, Artie, Quinn. Non ti dimenticherò mai Glee.

Vi lascio con un video creato da me, le mie immagini preferite e le mie esibizioni preferite;-)

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