5 Most Popular Movies of All Time

Hundreds of Movies are made in the India every year but there are very few movies of the world which have become very popular among the people. Here I am going to tell you the most popular movies of all time.

1) Sholay – Amitabh Bachann, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan: Even today Sholay is very popular though it came 30 years ago. The Dialogues of Sholay became so popular that people of India still speak these everywhere. Its every character became so famous that present Actors of Bollywood still like to get such roles. Gabbar, Jai, Veeru, Thakur, Basanti, Sambha, Kaalia etc. are very popular characters not only in India but in abroad also. Besides these Sholay’s direction, its music, choreography, screenplay, music have always been top.

2) Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge – Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri, Anupak Kher: DDLJ is another mega blockbuster of Indian cinema. Its shows are still running in multiplexes though it came 15 years ago. The love story of this film is still quite fresh. Young people still like to watch the role of Shahrukh Khan and Kajol again and again.

3) Mughal-E-Azam – Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala: The maker of the Mughal-E-Azam sold everything of his home to make this movie, he did such a big risk because he knew that Mughal-E-Azam would be the one of the biggest hit of Indian cinema. Its dialogues, classical music, direction, story are still unmatchable.

4) Mother India – Rajendra Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nargis Dutt: Mother India is the greatest story of Indian mother. Mothers are God whatever we do they still care us and this was shown in this movie, how she struggles to earn bread & butter and make her two sons good. The Mother’s character was played by Nargis Dutt and her one son was Sunil Dutt though they were husband and wife in their real life.

5) Sangam – Raj Kapoor, Rajendra Kumar, Vijyantimala: This was the story of two friends who fell in love with a same girl and after that its story had a strong grip. It is said that everyday Police used to be called to control the mob who would come to watch the movie. Its songs were also super-duper hit.

The Top Ten Most Popular Prehistoric Animals of 2010

At this time of year, there are a number of charts published. They cover a range of subjects, from the mundane such as the most popular type of burger served at a well-known international burger chain to the more interesting such as a list of the most searched for terms on the internet, favourite celebrities, most CDs sold, most successful movie of the year and so on. We at Everything Dinosaur, have for many years, kept a log of the extinct animals that students and children that we have met have asked about. We have recorded the number of emails about prehistoric animals that we have received. We have generated statistics about visits to our web pages and carried out our own research to build up a picture of what long dead creatures are still “hot” and which ones are not.

In the quite period between Christmas and New Year we compile all the material from our various research sources and then we publish a list of the top ten most popular prehistoric animals. There are only two criteria that an animal has to meet in order to be considered for our list. Firstly, the animal must be extinct, extant species are not allowed. Secondly, imagined animals and creatures are not allowed. For example, when the Harry Potter film “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” came out back in 2007, we encountered a lot of students on our teaching travels and school visits that wanted us to talk about this mythical creature. Unfortunately, the Phoenix as an imagined animal could not be included in our top ten most popular list.

Based on our research, in reverse order here are the numbers ten down to number six on our list of the most popular prehistoric animals compiled by Everything Dinosaur for 2010.

10). Liopleurodon (giant marine reptile)

This giant Jurassic sea monster makes an appearance in our top ten list for the first time. The popularity of Liopleurodon was down to a number of repeats of the “Walking with Dinosaurs” television series in which this giant marine reptile featured, plus its inclusion in the computer generated images of the “Dinosaurs Live” tour.

9). Sabre-Tooth Cat (Smilodon)

A perennial favourite and a regular in our top ten surveys. This prehistoric mammal was very popular especially with the younger children we surveyed. The “Ice Age” movies have helped maintain this fearsome carnivores popularity. The large amount of Sabre-Tooth Tiger merchandise and Sabre-Tooth Tiger toys has sustained this particular beast in our top ten.

8). Brachiosaurus (huge long-necked dinosaur)

The first dinosaur listed is a huge, but peaceful plant-eater. There have been a number of new models of Brachiosaurus launched this year, most notably by Safari Carnegie of the United States and Collecta. The introduction of these new hand-painted replicas and subsequent product sales propelled this goliath into our top ten.

7). Diplodocus (long-necked dinosaur)

Just in front, perhaps by neck, comes Diplodocus another very big dinosaur. Just like Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus was a Sauropod, but it was much more lightly built with a very long neck and tail. This peaceful, Jurassic plant-eater proved to be extremely popular amongst girl students that we met in 2010. We also received a number of emailed questions about this particular dinosaur. This helped swell the number of mentions Diplodocus got and hence it ended up in our top ten.

6). Pteranodon (flying reptile – Pterosaur)

Swooping into position number six on our top ten list comes Pteranodon. We get asked for lots of drawing materials for flying reptiles (Pterosaurs) and Pteranodon is the most popular. We had thought that the introduction of a model of a long-tailed Pterosaur – Rhamphorhynchus by Safari might affect the popularity of Pteranodon, but no, this huge Cretaceous flying reptile remains the most popular of its kind.

So this is the first part of our top ten list of the most popular prehistoric animals completed. It includes two dinosaurs and three non-dinosaurs (Pteranodon, Smilodon and Liopleurodon). The animals that make up this list lived millions of years apart, but they have all proved to be very popular with the children we met on our travels, museum work, school visits and such like over the last twelve months,

Let the countdown continue, from five down to the number one.

5). Stegosaurus (armoured dinosaur)

A real favourite amongst palaeontologists and researchers and one type of dinosaur animal that we love working on ourselves. Stegosaurus makes the top five and it proved to be the most popular prehistoric animal with all the girls that helped us with our survey. Stegosaurus is number one as far as they are concerned, but in our overall list it comes in at a credible number five.

4). Woolly Mammoth

Breaking up the dinosaur dominance of our top five, comes the Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) to give this particular creature its scientific name. Thanks to “Manny” of the “Ice Age” trilogy Woolly Mammoths have gone from strength to strength in terms of popularity in the last couple of years. The Chicago Field Museum’s touring exhibition will probably help to maintain this animal in our top ten list for some years to come.

3). Velociraptor (fearsome Dinosaur)

The villain from the “Jurassic Park” movies continues to ride high in our chart. The huge number of Velociraptor models, toys and products have helped maintain this little Theropod’s position in the top ten. It proved to be very popular with young boys, who seem to have a preference for the more blood thirsty dinosaurs.

2). Triceratops (three-horned face)

The horned dinosaur, otherwise known as three-horned face is this year’s runner-up on our chart of the most popular prehistoric animals. Popular with both boys and girls this dinosaur has benefitted from the number of press articles related to horned dinosaurs (Ceratopsians) we covered. Triceratops holds onto the runners-up position.

Before we reveal the number one, the most popular prehistoric animal of 2010 according to our own research, it would be appropriate to mention at this point a few of the animals that did not quite make our list this year. Spinosaurus, Ankylosaurus and Apatosaurus are dinosaurs that just miss out. A special mention to the flying reptile Rhamphorhynchus and to the marine reptile Ichthyosaurus that nearly made it to.

However, the most popular prehistoric animal of the last year, based on our surveys, school work, dinosaur questions and so forth is…

1). Tyrannosaurus rex (King of the Tyrant Lizards)

No surprises, the most popular prehistoric animal is T. rex. Perhaps one of the most famous of all the creatures ever to exist on the planet, this large, meat-eater, known from just a handful of articulated specimens and numerous fragmentary finds continues to dominate. The “King of the Tyrant Lizards” is our number one, by quite a considerable margin. Doubts may have been raised about T. rex being the biggest land carnivore of all time, but it remains firmly established at the top of our annual survey.

The Big Lies Behind the Most Popular Anti Aging Cream

I don’t know a thing about you, but if you’re like me I bet you’ve been disappointed and frustrated after buying the most popular anti aging cream, only to find out it was worthless. I’d also be willing to bet your bathroom cabinet is full of, so-called, “popular” skin care products which also didn’t deliver on their promises. Well, I’m here to expose the big lies behind these products and help you with information that can, finally, help you find the skin care you deserve.

Here are some of the more glaring untruths they want us to believe:

The first lie is that the cost of anti aging skin cream is directly related to the quality of ingredients. Truth be told, the synthetic chemicals which make up a jar of mainstream wrinkle cream cost about a nickel.

The cost of the most popular anti aging cream is actually related to another lie. Air-brushed models and movie and TV stars who are paid a ton of money to endorse a product they probably never use. Whether these stars appear in a television commercial, or a glossy magazine ad, you can be sure the cosmetic company paid a pretty penny to promote their jars of junk.

Another lie comes from the product itself. Synthetic chemicals like petrolatum, mineral oil, isopropyl myristate, trietholamine, glycerin, propylene glycol, alcohols and fragrance contribute nothing to the health and beauty of your skin. Companies use these substances because they combine into a silky-smooth mixture that smells good.

Unfortunately, these synthetic substances deposit a heavy film across your skin which creates another lie. Many people believe they see a true improvement in their lines and wrinkles after using these chemical-based creams. However, this is just a concealing trick created by the cosmetic film which lays on the surface of your skin.

So, does this mean we’re stuck with unwanted signs of aging, or do we have better alternatives? Well, it pleases me to tell you there are plenty of safe, effective and healthy anti aging products available if you just know how to find them.

You see, few people know about the small companies which develop these creams. They don’t have much money for advertising since they invest their revenues into expensive research and testing of the best natural ingredients.

Why natural substances? Because they are highly compatible with the natural chemistry of your skin. Furthermore, extracts from Nature contain potent nutrients which stimulate the ability of your skin cells to manufacture collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid…three vital substances needed to maintain firm, smooth skin.

Which natural extracts are most effective? Well, clinical studies indicate natural proteins, enzymes, vitamins, plant-based oils and essential fatty acids significantly stimulate collagen and elastin production, boost antioxidant activity, and provide healthy hydration.

These healthy substances are found in avocado oil, natural vitamin E, shea butter, Japanese sea algae (phytessence wakame), Co Enzyme Q10, active Manuka honey and sheep wool extract (Cyngergy TK) and others.

Well, now that you have this information I doubt you will ever be taken in by the lies behind the most popular anti aging cream again. So, where do you go from here? I hope you use this information to find effective products you can trust. If you’d like a head start on your research, just visit my web site.

Most Popular Heroes of Recent Movies

Everyone loves a hero in a story. No matter what stripe the protagonist of the story has, he or she is sure to have a crowd of adoring fans. From the most paragon-like of superheroes to the grittiest anti-heroes, the most popular movie protagonists steal most scenes in which they appear, whether by a quirky personality, unerring courage, or spectacular feats. Here are a few of the most popular film protagonists from recent films, even though some of them had their genesis in earlier films.

From “Revenge of the Sith,” the final film of the “Star Wars” saga released in 2005, we have Jedi Master Obi-wan Kenobi. In this film, Anakin has started down the path to the Dark Side of the Force, and fans widely derided his actions. Even though some of the most stressful situations such as entering the atmosphere in a ship not designed to do so, Obi-wan maintained his cool and poise, just as the ideal Jedi Master should be. Obi-wan achieved a feat that no Jedi during the Clone Wars had: killing General Grievous. Even Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu doubted his ability to do the job. The main appeal of Obi-wan is due to his appearances in other films in the “Star Wars” series.

In 2006, Johnny Depp continued his role as quirky pirate Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” His Keith Richards-like mannerisms and devil-may-care attitude enchanted fans everywhere. For several years, it was common to hear people add the word savvy as a question mark to their sentences courtesy of Jack Sparrow. His defining moment in “Dead Man’s Chest” occurs at the end of the film when Elizabeth Swann ties him to the mast of the Black Pearl while the Kraken comes for him. Rather than succumb to fright, Jack Sparrow says “‘Ello, beastie” and strides into the Kraken’s mouth with sword held high. This is after having spent the whole film looking for a way to resolve his debt to Davy Jones.

Interest in ancient Sparta saw a revival in 2007 with Zac Snyder’s “300.” Retelling the ancient battle of Thermopylae that had 300 Spartans defending the critical pass against thousands of Persians, this film had the Spartan king Leonidas as the hero. From practically his first scene-the one that introduced the mimetic “This is Sparta!” quote, the character practically bled testosterone. Leonidas had more than his share of motivational lines. The scenes where he cuts swathes through the Persian army while wearing nothing but a loincloth, cape, and helmet gained him more than a few female fans, and the so-called “300 workout” became popular for males trying to get the physique of the Spartans.

In 2008, Batman made his reappearance in “The Dark Knight.” Although “Batman Begins” was a popular film, its sequel was acclaimed as one of the best superhero films ever made. Batman exemplified what it was to be Batman when facing the most psychotic incarnation of the Joker yet played by the late Heath Ledger. Bruce Wayne nearly lost himself to the Batman persona, lost his lover Rachel Dawes, and at the end of the film took the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes. Despite the Joker’s efforts, Batman kept strictly to his vow not to kill even when it would have been easier and perhaps more pragmatic to kill the Joker.

Finally, 2006 also saw a re-imagining of MI6 agent 007, also known as James Bond. After 2002’s “Die Another Day” was practically a parody of the series, “Casino Royale” brought Bond back to basics. The film eschewed the innuendo-laden conversations, over-the-top gadgets, and spectacular action. It emphasized the assassin part of James Bond’s work, making him less of the super-spy action hero he had been as well as making him vulnerable. In one scene, Bond nearly dies from cardiac arrest due to poison; the tension in the scene was palpable, especially considering his defibrillator was malfunctioning. In earlier films, such a scene might have been met with relative boredom. The film was an attempt to reboot the franchise for the post-9/11 world and an origin story of sorts for the character; his iconic line, as well as the classic Bond theme, was not used at all until the end.

These are just five of the most popular incarnations of film heroes in recent works. The prevailing trend has been to make existing characters edgier, but despite the graying of their morality, the characters remain firmly entrenched as heroes in their audiences’ minds.

The Most Popular Doctor Seuss Stories

Doctor Seuss is such a famous writer that it would be difficult to pick out his most popular books. He has published a total of 46 books, all of which entice generation after generation of children.

Preferences are something individual and each person has a favorite Doctor Seuss story. This article lists some of the most popular books by the author that have affected literature and have made a long-lasting impression.

The Cat in the Hat
This is the first Doctor Seuss book that introduced the character of The Cat. Children love The Cat, its fun tricks and the overall atmosphere that this fun protagonist manages to create. The Cat is mostly recognized for the exceptionally tall hat that features red and white stripe decorations.

The book was published in 1957 and is a children’s classic till present day. On a rainy day, a brother and a sister get introduced to The Cat, who tries to amuse the little ones while their mom is away.

Unsurprisingly, more than 11 million copies of this Doctor Seuss story have been sold.

Horton Hears a Who
Horton Hears a Who was published back in 1954 and is the second Dr Seuss book to have the cute elephant as its protagonist.

The plot tells the story of the elephant Horton who one day hears speech from a spec of dust. This spec of dust happens to be a microscopic planet inhabited by little Whos. A cartoon based on the book was recently created.

One of the most important phrases from the book is “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Green Eggs and Ham
This happens to be the best-selling Dr Seuss book. Green Eggs and Ham was published in August 1960.

Two characters have a dialogue and this is how the entire book unfolds. It contains no narrative. A character named Sam tries to convince another character that lacks a name to try a meal consisting of green eggs and ham.

Green Eggs and Ham is suitable for very young children, since the book contains simple words. This is the fourth best-selling children’s book of all time and it certainly will be an amazing baby shower gift.

The Lorax
The Lorax came into existence in 1971. The originality of the characters is one aspect that makes the book unique and typical for Dr Seuss.

This book speaks about nature, its abundance and diversity. A movie was created following the book’s plot. The Lorax lead to some controversy since a number of people consider it to be unfairly critical of the logging industry.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas is so popular that the book needs no detailed introduction. Audiences across the globe love the story and it is equally attractive to both children and grownups.

Dr Seuss himself created the original book illustrations. How the Grinch Stole Christmas was published in 1957.

The Grinch is a very angry and bitter character. This character does everything possible to spoil everyone’s fun by stealing Christmas gifts and meals. Yet, Christmas comes and the Grinch learns that the holiday is more than mere objects.

Most Popular Christmas Gifts This Year

In this article, we will take a look at the most popular Christmas gifts this year. Do you think you know what they are? Some of these Christmas gifts you may know while others may surprise you, but you’ll never know unless you read on.

For your children, the gift that earns my vote as the best gift for children is the Melissa and Doug Standing Easel. I have reviewed the other best toys for Christmas 2009, like Zhu Zhu Pets, but this gift easel is the best for the entertainment and the education of your kids. Designed for those ages three and up, this gift has staying power, allowing your kids to design using paint, pens, crayons, chalk, and markers time and again. The bottom line: Kids love it and it builds their creative capacities.

Often, men are the easy group of recipients for whom to buy gifts. Buy them some techie gadgets and they’ll be happy. Right? But what techie gadgets should you buy them?

Our first recommendation is for the videophile, that man who simply loves to have high quality video entertainment in his house. Men love to have the latest video equipment to watch football or the latest action movies. Christmas time is the best time for the videophile as manufactures lower their prices on the best LCD TVs for the Holidays. This Christmas season, I recommend the Samsung UN55B8000 55 inch television. Yes, it is the biggest and the best, but that is what your videophile wants. Can you imagine watching the Superbowl on this TV? Make it happen.

Another of the top technie gifts is the TiVo TCD652160 HD Digital Video Recorder, which I call “TiVo on steroids”. Sure, your man probably has a TiVo, but this TiVo elevates the experience to a whole new level. By connecting to the Internet and your home network, this TiVo allows you to download and watch movies on demand from the Internet, view your computer photos on your big screen television, listen to all your MP3s on your home stereo instead of your computer, and copy your shows to DVD to watch anywhere. It’s the “must have” technie gadget of 2009.

Finally, the ultra gift for any man or women is the Amazon Kindle, which allows you to download books, magazines, and newspapers in less than a minute from anywhere in the world. Yes, the new Kindle is now international! Kindle comes in two versions, the 6 inch model and the 9.7 inch model. I prefer the 9.7 inch because it is easier on the eyes. Regardless of the version that you choose, this is a gift that anyone who likes reading will appreciate.

Women can be more difficult to buy for as their desires vary greatly (one technie gift will usually not do it). You have to expand your gift repertoire. You may want to consider perfumes or spa gifts, but we have one gift that we know she’ll love: The Tag Heuer Women’s Link Diamond Accented Watch. Currently marked down from $2,600 to $999, this is the most elegant, sporty, and stylish watch that you can get for the women in your life.

Finally, you cannot forget your family. The Holidays are all about family and you should get a great family gift that the entire group can play over the Holidays. While we like the Seinfeld SceneIt game series, a great gift for the whole family is Trivial Pursuit Family Edition. The questions in this game do not require Einstein intellect and they are questions that give everyone a chance in this game of family fun!