Smart applications have been a major source of entertainment from past few years. One of the platforms where you can get all the smart applications such as movies, books, games, and much more is google play store. The google play store has the wide variety of applications which are unique and interesting at the same time. These applications can be used for e-learning purposes, to play games, for social networking and much more. The applications have reviews and rated with stars for the user’s information. Google Play store does not have all the applications as an open source, some of them are to be purchased. The price depends on the features and uses of the application, though it can be really costly sometimes. Google play store has an amazing package known as Google play gift card where you can have access to the extensive catalog of Google play store at any time from any device. You can get easy and unlimited access to the applications with the help of Google play gift card. This gift card can also be gifted to any of your acquaintances, friends or relatives. Here are some interesting benefits of Google play gift card.
1) No expiry date of the gift card:
The google play gift card has no expiry date, it can be redeemed at any time from any device. The user can redeem the card for any special occasion or can save it for later. A variety of applications are launched by various developers over the globe and that too on daily basis, so the user can redeem the google play gift card as per its convenience.
2) Delivery via email:
Access to the extent catalog of google play store is an achievement. The google play gift card is sent via email using a high scanner resolution. The gift card is scanned by the high scanner resolution and sent to the user via email. This is the simple, convenient and fastest way of getting the gift card. The user does not have to wait for the delivery after the purchase.
3) Better prices:
The google play gift card is totally affordable. The gifts should be less expensive and more useful. Google play gift card takes care of this concept and has a significant value for your money. Thus the user can easily purchase the gift card and gift it to any of the relative, friend or acquaintances. The user can also use the gift card for himself and can enjoy the easy and unlimited access to the extensive catalog of the google play store.
4) Easy redemption:
There is no waiting time for the gift card, as it is sent via email which is the fastest way of delivering a gift. Moreover, it is also very easy and simple to redeem the gift card. The user can redeem the gift card either from the desktop or from the smartphones google play store app by selecting the redeem option. Enter the code and redeem the gift card. As earlier mentioned the gift card do not have any expiry date, so it can be redeemed at any time from any device.
5) Secured Transaction:
As the transaction and delivery of the google play gift card are done online, the general question which arises is that the transaction is safer or not? The transaction uses all the standard for safety and security by using 256 bit SSL encryption. It is one of the safest and protected methods or technique to make the transactions online. The user’s personal or payment information is not stored on the google play store’s server and is only used once for making the transaction.
Why Google plays gift card is the best option for a gift?
A tangible or an intangible gift might have an expiry date, but the google play gift card does not have one. Moreover, it can redeem at any time from any device. The flexibility of selection gives the user his freedom of choice over the applications. The google play gift card is less expensive and more useful which makes this gift card absolutely affordable. The google play gift card can be sent instantly without wasting any time or money. Hence these benefits of the google play gift card prove that it is the best gift option for a gift.
For over 30 years, I’ve watched films. Devoured them in fact. At an early age, I fell in love with movies from most eras. While my diet consisted primarily of new releases, I would sneak in the occasional older title. Alfred Hitchcock. To Kill a Mockingbird. James Bond. Twelve Angry Men. Akira Kurosawa. Godzilla.
While I like older films, I found myself getting lazy. Given the choice, I was watching the contemporary film over the classic. It’s created a situation where the holes in my film knowledge have become chasms. Something had to be done.
Hence, 100 Years of Movies.
I felt I needed to bring some discipline to my movie watching. Otherwise, I’d forever be watching the latest releases. I started in 1910 and began watching films from that year. Then I moved on. 1911. 1912. And on and on.
The mission has changed and may change again. At first I watched three to five movies from each year. It was not enough. So now the average is closer to eight or ten. Once I am in a year, I set up shop for a while.
How do I pick the movies? Honestly, it’s a kind of alchemy. Obviously, I seek out the classics, but the goal here is more than that. I want to know what people were watching in any year. So I’ll watch anything that strikes my fancy. And that has led to some amazing discoveries. Sometimes it’s a performance buried in a meh film. Other times, I fall in love with something I’d never heard of (Fritz Lang’s Spiders films are fantastic).
If you have suggestions for a particular year, feel free to pass them along. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In my other free time, I am a marathon runner and am approaching this project exactly like a race. I’m here for the long haul. Hope you enjoy reading.
After months of rumors, we finally have the cast list for director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. They are Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm.
For years, my favorite Marvel comic book property has been The Fantastic Four. It was better than Spiderman, better than The Avengers, better than Captain America (well, until Ed Brubaker started writing Cap). I fell in love with the team during Mark Waid’s run on the comic and stuck with it through the years, even following the alternative dimension book Ultimate Fantastic Four.
There’s some things to unpack in the casting that are obvious. First, it seems clear based on the age of the actors that they are following the Ultimate team (assuming they are following anything from the comics at all). Second, Sue and Johnny obviously will not be blood relatives (yes, Michael B. Jordan is black; everybody freak out). Finally, Trank and the studio decided to go with actors as opposed to, you know, Jessica Alba.
All of this is for the good. All of it.
Marvel purists will hate that this isn’t the traditional line up with a middle aged Reed, a maternal looking Sue, and (sigh) a white Johnny. That last one will make for some hilarious comments on message boards as people twist themselves in knots complaining about the casting while insisting it has nothing to do with race. Seriously, it will make for some amazing reading over the next few days.
I have one huge concern and one huge hope for the project and they both involve Joss Whedon and The Avengers.
My concern is that Fox is going to use this clearing-the-decks reboot to completely change Fantastic Four into The Avengers-Lite. If you are a studio chief, it is the easiest, basest instinct to follow. Make them a team of superheroes who don’t get along, but have to unite for the common good. Marvel is making gobs of money and “me, too!” is the default setting for Hollywood when they see something do well at the box office.
I pray that Fantastic Four does not go that root. Amongst comic book properties, it is special to me. It is a book about family. It’s a hopeful comic about exploration and adventure. For Fox and Trank, it’s an opportunity to tear up the superhero playbook and stretch a bit (pun intended).
Which brings me to my hope and that’s Joss Whedon.
If you want a template for how to do a modern Fantastic Four, look at every non-Avenger’s thing Whedon has done. Buffy. Angel. Firefly. What are they about? Family.
In the case of those shows, Whedon always focused on the family we find as opposed to the one we are born with. Blood be damned, Xander was Buffy’s big brother and Giles was her dad.
The Fantastic Four reboot can explore the central theme of family without having any family relationships in it. Johnny doesn’t even have to be an adoptive brother. He can just act like Sue’s brother. We will get it. Audiences are smarter than they get credit for.
So the big concern comes down to the script. They need a writer who gets the core of the Fantastic Four. Who gets that Reed’s superpower isn’t stretching; it’s that he’s the smartest guy in the room (and not in an absent-minded way). Who writes a Sue that is both caring and fiercely protective. A Johnny who is completely reckless and utterly devoted. A Ben whose melancholy is only surpassed by his loyalty.
Give me a team of explorers who have each others’ back no matter the odds, and I will follow you to the edges of the Negative Zone.
I have a concern with calling out the stars involved with the 2005 Fantastic Four not actors. For all its flaws (I honestly neither hated nor liked the movie), I could easily look at the cast and tell who was playing who in the film… they were instantly recognizable. Save for Jessica Alba, the cast of that movie was the ONLY good thing about the movie…
Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans had their character portrayals pitch-perfect and the dynamic just as surprisingly better.
In this case, I cannot take the actors seriously. Save for the obvious Sue Storm, if I were not told who was playing who, I would have to make a wild guess.
Don’t get me wrong. Save for Miles Teller (who is riding on the coattails of an overrated The Spectacular Now), we have a very talented cast. But they’re too young. And whether or not FOX is basing their casting on the Ultimate Fantastic Four (which is like assuming Gabe Newell can count to three – this largely feels like left field casting for the sake of left field casting), let’s be frank…
Save for X-Men (which fell out of grace anyway after the first few volumes) and Spider-Man, NONE of the Ultimate comic runs were really that good…
I’m not dismissing the movie yet, for obvious reasons, but I’m not looking forward to it neither and this casting announcement is not promising.
I was disappointed with the casting for the new Fantastic Four, as well. It is also my favorite of the Marvel properties and one that my son and I have spent a lot of time on together reading the original run of the comics together. I haven’t shown him anything on the new cast yet because I fear his reaction will be the same as mine.
I love the casting choices, especially Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan. A lot of people are complaining, but I think they’ll be pleasantly surprised when it comes down to it. And if the film fails, it probably won’t be because of the cast.