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Life of Pi

10 First Sentences That Will Completely Reel You In

Kimberlie I. Leon | Posted 02.27.2014 | Books
Kimberlie I. Leon

A first impression goes a long way. That's true with people, and I think it's also true with books. When I'm choosing a new book, once I get past the title and the author, it's the first line--or first few lines--that make the decision for me.

Finding One's Own Truth: Irrfan Khan at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Anyone who has ever been to India doesn't need me to explain the incredible, mystical vibe of this great country. But to those who have yet to journey there and experience its beauty, its undeniable magnetism, its incredible culture and its depth of spirituality, I suggest watching an Irrfan Khan film.

Alexis Rockman: Rubicon -- The Point of No Return

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.

Six Months After Protest, Very Few Answers for LA Visual Effects Work

Brian Formo | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Brian Formo

Like the boy in Life of Pi, the Los Angeles visual effects worker has been stranded at sea, unaware of which direction will most likely lead to shore. The loss of film jobs in LA isn't something new. In fact, visual effects are just the last to leave.

Exactly How Amazing It Is To Work With Ang Lee

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment

NEW DELHI — "Life of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma credits director Ang Lee with setting him on a path to continue with a career in movies. Sharma tol...

The Life of Pi As a Dream of Taiwan

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mahlon Meyer

The Life of Pi, as a movie, is ultimately more optimistic, I am guessing, than Ang Lee himself. I am guessing that he worries about the future of his Chinese civilization that found a home on Taiwan. The Life of Pi ends in India. The future of Taiwan, Ang Lee's erstwhile home, is not so certain.

VFX Town Hall Meeting Urges Trade Association and Union

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

However, panelists also acknowledged the difficulty of achieving either goal. Pi Day - a multi-city international meeting of VFX artists - to...

A Role Model for Graceful Aging

A.G.S. Johnson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Celebrity
A.G.S. Johnson

Let's talk about female beauty at any and every age from Quvenzhane Wallis to Jennifer Lawrence to Sally Fields and Meryl Streep.

And the Oscar for Leadership Goes to...

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the digitally (or otherwise) enhanced narrative, even the foibles and faults contribute towards the endgame as the leader gets to goal. Unfortunately, outside the movie-house, we have to contend with the most spectacular of our leaders who inexplicably fail us in spectacular ways.

Life of Pi: Which Animal Would You Least Want To Be Stuck on a Lifeboat With?

Quora | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Domhnall O'Huigin, Well a ravenous Bengal tiger would be pretty near the top of the list .....

The Most Awkward Oscars Play-Off Ever?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

"Jaws" made an appearance at the Oscars Sunday night and took a chomp out of a too-long acceptance speech. When the "Life of Pi" VFX team went on ...

Academy Awards: Voting Snobs and Oscar Snubs

David Aronchick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.

Oscar Nominees That Inspire Travel

Travelzoo | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

As we walk out of the theater, we discuss what we just saw on the big screen: the plot, the acting, the costumes. But on occasion, we also dream of travel.

6-Year-Old Judges Oscar-Nominated Movies By Their Posters

Babble.com | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I had my opinionated first-grader examine all nine posters for the Best Picture category and give her take on what she thought they were about (and yes, one of them starred fairies).

YouTube's Best Parodies of Oscars 2013 Best Picture Nominees (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

For your pre-Oscars 2013 enjoyment, What's Trending gathered YouTube's most popular parodies of the films nominated for Best Picture at this Year's Academy Awards.

17 Unreliable Narrators In Literature

Posted 02.21.2013 | Books

"If you really want to hear about it..." opens Holden Caulfield's narration in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye. Yet can we believe a word this ...

2012 Oscar Predictions

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

I have created a statistical model to predict the Oscars, using numerical data from critic scores, other awards shows, and guild awards over the past 15 years.

LOOK: 'Life Of Pi' Themed Cupcake (Plus Recipe!)

Posted 04.23.2013 | Books

This is the first video in a new feature from HuffPost Books in association with Book Expo America's blog, Book Bliss. We're calling it Have Your (Cup...

The Oscar Favorite?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 04.19.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- In mathematical terms, divide the circumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In Hollywood terms, add a United Nations...

Mars-Chiron, Life of Pi, and Jeff Goldblum as the Fly

Michael Lutin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Lutin

Like everything else we see in Astrology, it can go at least two ways.

Ode to Richard Parker

A.G.S. Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Los Angeles
A.G.S. Johnson

Rarely does a movie inspire me to run-not-walk to the closest bookstore to purchase the original work. But Ang Lee's movie version of Life of Pi did exactly that.

More Oscar Experts Dump Jennifer Lawrence for Emmanuelle Riva in Best Actress Race

Tom O'Neil | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Two leading Oscar pundits just added new drama to the Best Actress race: they ditched Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) for Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), who recently pulled off an upset at the BAFTA Awards.

The Other 18 Oscar Categories

David Rothschild | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

While these predictions focus more on mainstream movies, it is not necessarily the ones dominating the main categories: Life of Pi leads in three, Zero Dark Thirty in three, Anna Karenina in two, and Lincoln in only one.

All About the Oscars: A Math-based 2013 Forecast

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

85 percent of winners came in the top two in nominations, and 93 percent of the winners at least made bronze. So should you go ahead and fill out your Oscar ballot with Lincoln or Life of Pi, this year's runner-up with 11 nominations?

A Review of the Academy Awards Best Picture Films

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Sorensen

I could write numerous articles on how Tarantino and DiCaprio got the shaft, how Christopher Nolan got cheated, and how Looper didn't even get a best original screenplay nomination, but I'll stick to just the Best Picture category to tear apart.