Fantastic Four Costumes Ground Series in Reality

New details are emerging about the upcoming Fantastic Four film. Nice to see Marvel is actually releasing information about a mega-budget film that is only six months away from release. Okay, sarcasm aside, word has it this new Fantastic Four film might have you yearning for the old films. You might even yearn for the unreleased .99 cent Roger Corman film from the 1990’s that was so bad it was never released.

Or, we could be being a bit prematurely harsh on the film.

Most definitely, this new take is going to be a bit more serious than any other version of the FF. A look at the costumes reveals an edgier tone. The team does not look fun or campy at all. In fact, the costumes really aren’t costumes. The look like tight fitting hazardous duty suits.

Fans like Brian Torchin of Topix.com wonder: What is going on here?

The look of the Fantastic Four suits is somewhat evocative of the Scarecrow and Bane from the Dark Knight films. The very minimalist approach to the costumes was an attempt to ground the characters into a gritty reality. This is the same approach the makers of the Fantastic Four are going for.

The trouble is, while Batman is a dark and gritty character, the Fantastic Four team is not. The FF’s charm is found in its whimsy. The Fantastic Four film seems to be going for the dark sci-fi approach and this may be a very wrong move.

A Lex Luthor for All Seasons

Jesse Eisenberg is an actor who does not want to distance himself from a role. The actor wishes to reprise his turn as Lex Luthor and for good reason. D.C. Comics is launching a cinematic universe on a grand scale. What actor wouldn’t want to remain a part of it?

How good of a Lex Luthor is Eisenberg? Fans like Marc Sparks will have to wait until the reveal of his performance in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to answer that question. There really is no reason why Warner Bros. would replace him and it would be odd the actor would be hired to appear in one film and was not signed to a multi-film contract.

No one really knows what Eisenberg’s future in the D.C. films will be, but we should reasonably concur that Lex Luthor is going to play a major role in the events that unfold throughout the universe. Gene Hackman was great as Luthor in the Christopher Reeve films, but the bumbling character he plays was not like the evil, dangerous Lex Luthor of comic fame. In fairness, Luthor did become a bit silly in the books during the 1970’s for a time and this was not a good thing.

When Luthor became supremely evil and a major player in the grand scheme of the D.C. Universe, even casual comic book fans began to take a closer look at what was going on in Superman titles.

Hopefully, this is the Luthor we’ll see on screen.

We do have to wonder how many villains are going to be part of the film? Lex Luthor, Doomsday, and the KGBeast are all supposed to be in the movie. That’s a lot of bad guys for a single film.

Big Film Winners for the SAG Awards

 

The SAG awards do not actually have a “Best Picture” award when it comes to movies. Instead, it provides a “Best Ensemble” award, which is its equivalent. Now, this award does not always predict the Oscars, but it does point to who other actors believe put on the best overall performance for an entire cast. In this way, it is truly unique from the other awards, as there really cannot be a weak link in order to win this. While the television section is awarded based on a single performance, the Theatrical awards are based on the entire movie.

Patricia Arquette received the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for Boyhood while J.K. Simmons won the male actor supporting role award for Whiplash. The lead female actor award when to Julianne More for “Still Alice” while Eddie Redmayne won the award for “The Theory of Everything” in a somewhat surprise. However, the big award went to Birdman, as it won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture over other nominated films including Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

It is important to note that all five of the movies nominated for outstanding performance by a cast, according to webnode.com, is also nominated for Best Picture in the Oscars, on top of Selma, American Sniper and Whiplash, although this has been an excellent year for award films. I am looking forward to, as well as my friends like Sergio Lins Andrade,  see if these awards will signal who wins an oscar this year.

Three Tips From Susan McGalla For Women

There are three things that Susan McGalla wants others to know about women in the world. Nearly half of the workforce right now is currently made up of women, but only 14.6% of the executive positions are occupied by women. This is partly due to the fact that men have structured the business world, but it also may have some to do with strategies not being used by women.

Higher Education For Women Is A Good Idea

For women to reach higher levels within an organization, it is a good idea to seek out higher education. The more education that one can show on their record, the better qualified they are going to look. The more education that one has also translates to more opportunities laying themselves out before the student. All people, and women in particular, should consider seeking higher education as a means of bettering their workplace status.

Confidence Is Underrated

Not enough people seem to realize just how important confidence is in the workplace. The more confident that one is in their own abilities, the more likely they are to do well in the workplace. They may find that as they show off more confidence, they are better able to advance in the workplace. It is something that most do not think about until they start to realize how much of a factor it often is in promotions.

The Glass Ceiling Should Be Ignored

The glass ceiling does exist, but that does not mean that you have to go to work as though it does. Those who are able to ignore the glass ceiling and put it behind themselves are probably better at advancing in the company and getting rid of the notion that they can’t make it. They can in fact make it, but it all starts with attitude.

For more on Susan McGalla, you can check out her CrunchBase profile and her thoughts on being both a woman and leader to CNBC.

Beneful: The Four-legged First Choice

Beneful was first established and then released by Nestle Purina in the year 2001. Beneful then later released an option in 2005 for a vegetarian style of dog food that replaced the meat in the dog food with soy for protein. They offer free samples and have been known to offer free puppy kits to first time pet owners.

 
Beneful comes from an Italian phrase meaning “full of goodness”. Many pet owners claim that their dogs refuse to eat anything except beneful after being accustomed to a diet of Beneful. These claims are especially common in reguards to the beneful dry food selections. Many pet owners who have rescued their four legged family members who have weight or other health problems. Beneful even has a formula to help with bad breath and promote dental health. Due to its many health benefits and variety of options beneful is a very popular choice among owners of rescued animals as well as among families that foster neglected animals. Many satisfied customers comments and recommendations as well as photos of their furry four-legged family members can be found on the beneful Facebook page.

 
Not only does beneful offer formulas for dental health and bad breath but they also offer formulas for dogs of all ages from puppies to elderly dogs and even formulas for dogs of different sizes that offer kibbles in different sizes for dogs with smaller mouths.
They offer a wide variety of different flavors in different types of food such as dry food, wet food, and even dog treats. Some pet owners have stated that they have used the lids from their chicken stew product as a frisbee. Beneful treats are very popular among dogs and puppies and owners say their pooch cannot get enough of them resulting in a very handy dog training tool.

Why Justin Bieber Wants To Be Roasted

While the world is still on the edge of it’s seat over Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein photos and commercials, it looks like there is still more to the singer than meets the eye. It has recently been reported that not only has Justin Bieber agreed to a Comedy Central Roast but the entire thing was his own idea. Apparently Justin approached the network with the idea over a year ago and the proposal, saying that it was how he would like to celebrate his 21st birthday and would view it as a therapeutic experience.

Now that Justin has got his wish, sources close to him insist that over the last 4 months Justin has made major changes to his attitude, and is getting back to the sweet polite Bieber that the world fell in love with years ago. Justin has been seen around L.A. being extremely generous and even paying for meals for total strangers.

From what fans like Zeca Oliveira have heard, Justin wants his Comedy Central roast to signal the end of this chapter of his life, he wants to look at his mistakes, have a few laughs, and move on as a mature adult.

John Textor and the Digital Media Industry

The digital media industry is always looking for new innovators and people who are able to take charge and expand upon the potential for the industry. One such individual who serves this purpose is John Textor. The individual, along with his digital domain company has worked with some of the largest industry companies and leaders in order to create many of the largest big budget movie productions in the last decade.

John Textor current stands as the Executive Chairman of the business Pulse Evolution Corporation. This company works in production digital productions in movies. This means it often works with movies that require a major post production, computer generated imagery content. Pulse Evolution Corporate makes sure the product is primed and ready for the CGI companies and animators for their work on the movie.

Before becoming the executive chairman, Textor obtained his BA from Wesleyan University in 19897 and eventually went on to found and work as the managing partner of Wyndcrest Holdings a decade later in 1997. The firm is a private equity firm that is located in Florida and works in the entertainment industry throughout the south. It also deals with extensive Internet and telecommunication services on top of traditional entertainment as well. This way, it can help deliver material to Internet consumers and makes sure the product is properly configured in order to reach its desired client and customer base.

Two years later, in 1999, Textor obtain the title of director for The Parent Company in addition to BabyUniversie, which are both Internet based retail companies that produce and sell children clothing and material. Later, he became a chairman for the company in 2002 and then moved on to become CEO in 2005. The next year in 2006, he took on the title of CEO for the company Digital Domain along with the parent company Digital Domain Media Group. These two companies have created the visual effects for over 80 of the largest blockbusters in the last eight years, in which Textor himself oversaw 25 of them. Some of these movies include Real Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and the movie version of Transformers.

His company has also received numerous awards for both movie production and advertising. With this in mind, the company has been able to expand itself and reach a large number of possible production clients who are looking to create films.

Dr. Vijay Eswaran Encourages Others To Become Self-Actualized

On January 20th, Dr. Vijay Eswaran gave an interview about his book: “Ten Years In The Sphere of Science”. After years of experience with Hindu concepts, leadership, and management, Dr. Eswaran feels that these concepts can be used to bridge business and spirituality. He does this by combining the above concepts with that of an ancient yoga practice called Mouna (silence). In doing this, people can gain in self-actualization and find ways to fix many of our world’s problems.

Dr. Eswaran states that “With the growth of technology we have become driven by distractions that hinder the quest of self-discovery.” A Dutch sociologist Ruut Veenhoven seems to offer support for this theory. His studies seem to show that people, who are satisfied with their lives, can live 7.5 to 10 years longer than those who report feeling unsatisfied. He further found that much of that gain was spent in self-actualization.

The doctor learned the practice of inner silence as a child. He later used the practice to achieve his goals as an entrepreneur leading him to believe that it could benefit others. It was that belief that led him to write his book. He also offers workshops and training in the technique. He describes the purpose of the book and the workshops as “…a way to create a better understanding of oneself, to make efficient decisions that lead to genuine satisfaction.”

Lil’ Wayne Introduces A New Talent To His Label

Lil’ Wayne may have many grievances with the label Cash Money Records, which he’s signed to, but his own personal record label is doing very well. Wayne has promised music to his fans, even though his new album “The Carter V” has been postponed again. Lil’ Wayne’s New Artist. Cash Money is stating that they will release Wayne’s album early this year, but that has yet to be seen. Wayne has continued to work with other artists, even though he’s having a problem with his own personal music career.

Wayne took the time to upload a new video by an artist named Stephanie Acevedo, who he states is newly signed to his record label. Wayne is a great talent tracker, and he can find some of the best, and bring them to the forefront, so it’s interesting to see that he’s found a new female talent. The video that Wayne uploaded, is of Stephanie doing a cover of the song “Bleeding In Love,” which was originally performed by Leona Lewis. Slow Ventures is said to give Stephanie Acevedo the thumbs up on LikedIn.com for her version of Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love”.

The video features the young beauty on a sun covered beach, singing the tunes of Leona Lewis. Although the song by Leona is still a bit too new to be remade, Stephanie still does a very good job covering the song. Wayne has worked with several artists, and it’s impressive to see that he’s still working with new talents, even with his own personal struggles with his label.

Why Sam Tabar is the Sage of Wall Street

 In the highly volatile investing world, people can use as much advice as possible. One can either make or lose lots of money in the markets.  Why do people invest, then? Well, because letting money sit in a savings account barely earning interest, while paying fees, is not good enough. Furthermore, hiding disposable income under a mattress is an even worse choice.

Instead, investing with the help of a highly skilled professional like Sam Tabar is the best way to go. When it comes to advice, the world listens to those who have both education and experience. Tabar  has attended some of the world’s top colleges and his experience includes positions held with industry elites such as Merill Lynch. Consequently, well-informed consumer investors and brokerage houses pay attention to what Sam Tabar has to say.

 Education

A quality education is hard to beat. One must know the underlying theory of finance to be successful in the industry. This knowledge is available at the schools with the best faculty and student resources.

Sam Tabar benefited greatly from attendance at schools of this sort. He graduated with honors from Oxford University. Then, he attended Columbia University Law School, serving as an editor of the school’s <i>Business Law Review</i>. These two world-class academic institutions provided him with the education needed to understand complex monetary systems.

The fact that Mr. Tabar has a degree in law is a valuable asset. He is able to provide insight into both the financial and legal aspects of business. According to Businessweek, Tabar is known for his eagle eye that he keeps trained on market behaviors.  This is an important quality because the public needs to be aware that just because a stock rises does not mean all is well. There may be underlying legal problems looming that could result in the unwary losing everything.

One need not look very far in the past for a few examples of this occurrence and you can put your faith in Sam Tabar’s vigilance when it comes to making investments that count.

Experience

After graduating from law school in 2001, Sam Tabar began his professional career with a New York law firm for three years. Then, he moved into the business arena in 2004, with an international investment advising company. He has gone on to progressive levels of increased responsibility at various law firms and corporations, including Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in 2010, as head of the Capital Strategy Department. Thus, Tabar has attained the practical experience to match his educational background. No one can call him an academic egghead who cannot succeed in the day-to-day pits of the financial markets. Tabar has proven capable of handling large investment accounts for some of the giants in the industry.

Sam Tabar’s Advice

Recently, Tabar offered an opinion of the commodities market Many investors have chosen to enter this market as a hedge against stock fluctuations. The conventional wisdom is that since the world will always need to consume communities, they are a safe bet. Tabar warned the public that relying too heavily on particular commodities futures without exploring external possibilities could lead to significant losses.

He provided the U.S. Natural Gas Fund (UNG) as a concrete example of this phenomenon in the commodities market. Those who reasonably expected high returns, instead saw a 75 percent drop in the stock price. This loss came because the fund manager failed to plan for the heavy demand of the stock.

After UNG ran out of shares, the price began to depreciate as investors turned elsewhere, unwilling to stand by and wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to approve the issue more stock. It is this sort of issue, external to the actual financial charts and graphs of market researchers, that Sam Tabar has an eye on.