Top 10 book covers of 2013

Book covers are always pure art. They say Don’t judge a book by its cover. But they also say First impression is best impression. That’s a shade of mankind for you, paradox and irony. The UK cover of the Inferno was the best of 2013. Nevertheless there are a few others extremely photogenic.

1. Inferno

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2. Fear of Flying

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3. The Dinner

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4. East of Denver

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5. Paper Valentine

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6. The Teleportation Accident

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7. The Interestings

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8. The Circle

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9. Without Their Permission

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10. The Luminaries

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Top 10 movie posters of 2013

There are indubitably over 25 spectacular posters in the year of 2013. There are the stylish and cool types like Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Star Trek Into Darkness. The classy posters of The Great Gatsby and American Hustle are incomparable. Posters like Blue Is The Warmest Color, Nebraska and The Bling Ring are pure art. Whatever dude! The best poster is always the one you want to have all over your wall.

1. Iron Man 3

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2. The Great Gatsby

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3. Blue Is The Warmest Color

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4. The Butler

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5. Only God Forgives

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6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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7. The Conjuring

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8. The Wolf of Wall Street

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9. Gravity

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10. The Bling Ring

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Top 10 books to be adapted into films in 2014

2014 will see the inception of a few fresh book series being adapted for super-hits. Some best-selling solo novels will see the light of the awaited screens. The existing adaptations will witness their sequels in the cinemas.

1. Mockingjay

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Author: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games trilogy has been a game-changer for Lionsgate. The first two films have been unanimously appreciated. Director Francis Lawrence and actor Jennifer Lawrence will give us the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1.

2. Divergent

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Author: Veronica Roth

The Divergent series is the latest adaptation by Summit Entertainment after the successful Twilight series. The first film titled Divergent stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Zoë Kravitz and is directed by Neil Burger.

3. The Hobbit

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Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

The single novel has been adapted as a trilogy by Peter Jackson. The first two of them have been blockbusters. The finale The Hobbit: There And Back Again cannot disappoint.

4. Gone Girl

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Author: Gillian Flynn

David Fincher has made this mystery thriller scripted by Gillian Fylnn. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pyke star as Nick and Amy Dunne respectively.

5. Dracula

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Author: Bram Stoker

The horror classic will be remade by Gary Shore. Luke Evans plays the bloodsucker vampire Vlad Tepes. Sara Goden plays his wife.

6. Vampire Academy

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Author: Richelle Mead

The young adult paranormal romance has been adapted by Mark Waters as Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters. It stars Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovsky and Lucy Fry.

7. The Fault In Our Stars

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Author: John Green

The blockbuster novel is being adapted by director Josh Boone. The romantic drama stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff.

8. The Monuments Men

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Author: Robert M. Edsel

George Clooney has writen and co-produced The Monuments Men starring Matt Damon, Clooney, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

9. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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Author: Frank Miller

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez have made the sequel to their Sin City. The sequel stars Jessica Alba, Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Joseph Gordan-Lewitt.

10. The Maze Runner

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Author: James Dashner

The best selling sci-fi mystery has been adapted by Wes Ball. It stars Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Sangster, Kaya Scodelario and Will Poulter.

Top 10 anticipated films of 2014

2014 will have a plethora of sequels and reboots. The sci-fi genre will see a new level. The 10 most anticipated films have fantasy, dystopian, comic and sci-fi as fountainheads. The year is the return of top directors and franchises.

1. Interstellar

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Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Mathew McConaughey, Anne Hathway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck

Release Date: November 7

The blockbuster director Christopher Nolan returns after The Dark Knight trilogy with a sci-fi film. Interstellar has a team set out in space and involves traveling through a wormhole. Nolan returns with an enviable ensemble cast with Mathew McConaughey as lead. The IMAX photography is highly anticipated.

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction

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Director: Michael Bay

Cast:  Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Li Bingbing

Release Date: June 27

The fourth installment of the Transformers series is set four years after the events of the prequel. Shia LaBeouf is no longer a part of the franchise. Mark Wahlberg is the new lead with Nicola Peltz playing his daughter. The film shall also be semi reboot of the franchise.

3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1

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Director: Francis Lawrence

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland

Release Date: November 21

Katniss Everdeen will start a revolution against the evil minded Capitol and reunite the districts of Panem. The retaliation shall test her trust in her comrades once again.

4. The Hobbit: There And Back Again

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Director: Peter Jackson

Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Lee Pace, Luke Evans

Release Date: December 17

The final film of the Hobbit series will have Smaug trying to destroy Dale against the black-arrow archer’s intentions. Bilbo Baggins has to find the Archenstone and transfer the power back to the Dwarves of Erebor. Gandalf’s incomplete encounter will Sauron can ignite more wars.

5. X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Director: Bryan Singer

Cast:  Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart

Release Date: May 23

Wolverine is back where he suits best. Professor X and Magneto join hands to fight a war in the past so that the one in the future does not start. This film has the best cast for the year 2014 piping Nolan’s Interstellar.

6. 300: Rise of an Empire

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Director: Noam Murrro

Cast:  Sullivan Stapleton, Lena Headey, Eva Green, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro

Release Date: August 22

Although Zack Snyder has not directed the sequel to his most celebrated film, Rise of an Empire has big expectations riding on it. This time the war is on water. The navies of Lena Heady and Eva Green clash in the bloodied waters.

7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Director: Marc Webb

Cast:  Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti

Release Date: May 2

Spiderman will realise that his foes have one thing in common: OsCorp. On the stint to find the secrets about his father, Peter Parker will take on two villains, Electro and Rhino.

8. Transcendence

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Director: Wally Pfister

Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara,

Release Date: April 17

Cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directional debut after working long with Christopher Nolan. Transcendence is a sci-fi starring Johnny Depp as a computer researcher with a path breaking invention which juggles between a boon or bane scenario.

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Cast:  Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Emily VanCamp, Samuel L. Jackson

Release Date: August 22

The second outing of the first avenger has him dealing with the Winter Soldier, Captain America’s best friend turned against him. The film also sees Anthony Mackie as Falcon having telepathic powers and flight. Does Cap get a girl finally is the real interest.

10. How to Train Your Dragon 2

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Director: Dean DeBlois

Cast:  Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T. J. Miller

Release Date: June 13

Hiccup and Toothless will fight a battle for humans and dragons. The prequel was extremely loved and How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the most highly anticipated animation film of 2014.