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By Shanuka KadupitiyageCeylon Today Features By the end of 2015, the online community exploded with a new onslaught of memes and various GIF posts. All of them focused over one specific title, saying that it brought anime into the mainstream and that it was the most highly received anime in the West. It even received a rating of 9.3/10 and ranks as the 12th most popular animated TV series in IMDB (Two spots above Star Wars: The Clone Wars and four spots above Avatar: The Last Airbender...

Kung Fu Panda 3, screened in several cinemas in Colombo last week. DreamWorks Animation, Oriental DreamWorks, Shanghai Media Group and China Media Capital all worked together to produce this 3D animated American-Chinese, martial arts centred action comedy film. The third instalment to the series, made with a budget of 145 million dollars, raked in 355.5 million worldwide at the box office. The movie begins where the last film left off, with Po (voiced by Jack Black) enjoying life as a Dr...

By Shanuka KadupitiyageCeylon Today Features Watching animated series is not everyone's preference. One of the main factors of this is the fac...

By Nirupa MohanCeylon Today Features The newest animated action adventure film by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, released in cinemas recently with massive financial success and exceptional viewer ratings. Ratings on Rotten Tomatoes leapt high up, with a whopping 99%, while IMDb ratings followed close behind with 8.4/10 and Metacritic displayed a high 78%. This might just be the biggest animated film this year, earning 73.7 million in North America on its opening...

Christopher Nolan is the 'Dark Knight' of all directors. From The Following to Interstellar, his movies were cryptic in their own ways and gave more weight on to more complex and ambitious storylines. His career is highlighted only by box office blockbusters such as Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy. A murder investigation that determines the fate of both the investigator and the suspect might have been a Nolan movie you missed. Insomnia was released in the year 2002 and was a remake...

By Vichalya WijesuriyaCeylon Today Features People complain, like a lot. People are whiny, we are whiny as a nation. Whether it is the weather...

By Shanuka KadupitiyageCeylon Today Features E nder's Game is a movie that was adapted from the military science fiction novel with the same name, written by author Orson Scott Card. The story takes part in a futuristic setting, where earth is at war with an alien species; A war that humanity is losing. Therefore, in preparation for a final clash in battle, earth's children are trained from a young age to be humanity's final protectors.Ender Wiggin, the protagonist of the ...

By Nirupa MohanCeylon Today Features The newest ancient Egyptian fantasy based movie, Gods of Egypt, premiered with a well crafted global release, both in Sri Lanka and in several countries around the world. Gods of Egypt, made with a comfortable budget of 140 million dollars, was set to have its moment in the spotlight. But instead of taking off on the opening weekend, the film crash landed with negative criticism, earning just 38.2 million at the box office. The movie has received tra...

By Sampath WijesingheCeylon Today Features A night full of expectations unfolded on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles where the 88th Academy Awards took place. Actor and comedian Chris Rock hosted the show starting off with an opening monologue weighing more on to the 'lack of diversity' concern which has been quite a significant issue this time among the nominations in the acting categories. However Chris did his job entertaining the audience with subtle jokes....

By Shanuka KadupitiyageCeylon Today Features Shooter games, be it first person shooters or third person shooters cater to a certain demographi...

By Sampath WijesingheCeylon Today Features The 58 Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California on 15 February and was hosted by the US rapper LL Cool J for the fifth consecutive time. Taylor Swift opened the show performing her latest song "Out of the Woods".When the nominations were announced last year, it turned out to be an unexpected shock for many as the Compton born rapper Kendrick Lamar geared up for 11 nominations. However Lamar only managed to take a...

By Vichalya WijesuriyaCeylon Today Features Do you remember the 90s? The landline phones with no CLI. You had no option but to guess who was...

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