The recent sharp rally in paper stocks following the government's pledge to eliminate single-use plastic has made investors sit up and take note.Many are of the opinion that the government’s shun-plastic push has brightened the prospects of paper companies. But, analysts and industry watchers are less convinced with this rally.The government has pledged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. As per reports, a nationwide ban on single-use plastic, including bags, cups and straws, could come as early as on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.Close Since August 15, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to give up single-use plastic by October 2, 20 paper stocks have surged over 10 percent as of September 11 on BSE. related news Sensex at record high but midcaps likely to generate wealth; 20 stocks to bet on Technical View: Nifty forms Doji pattern, record high likely if index closes above 12K Sensex hits a new high, 4 factors that could … [Read more...] about 20 paper stocks up 10% since Aug 15. Will it hold?
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There’s a reason most of Jared Hess’s films share titles with their lead characters. It’s because these films are meticulously constructed vehicles for unique personalities who are often more engaging than the situations in which they find themselves. advertisement advertisement Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre, and Gentleman Broncos all share a certain sensibility and homespun charm, but more than that, they all feature characters so fully realized and inhabited they practically jut out of the screen. Hess writes each of his creations with his wife, Jerusha, and directs them himself. Before one word is written down, however, the pair have hours of conversations mapping out every detail about the people at the center of their developing story. It shows in the execution. In the new Don Verdean, Sam Rockwell plays the eponymous biblical archeologist who may be past his sell-by date in terms of fame, and thus resorts to some questionable activities. Rockwell, who … [Read more...] about “Don Verdean” and “Napoleon Dynamite” Creator Jared Hess On Character-Based Movies
Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up. advertisement advertisement Although the film industry is in something of a transitional phase right now, one genre is still flourishing like a zombie that refuses to die (again). Modern horror movies are, generally, relatively inexpensive, have built-in audiences, and tend to do well internationally. And because of easier access to equipment and distribution than ever before, the playing field for making these movies has been leveled. Such opportunities are of little consequence, however, for those who don’t possess the talent, creativity, and drive to bring something new to the scary movie table. Fortunately, there’s a crop of independent filmmakers right now collectively performing disfiguring cosmetic surgery on the face of fear–and doing it on the cheap. Writer Simon Barrett and director Adam Wingard are among a group that also includes Ti West, Joe Swanberg, and others, who … [Read more...] about The Makers Of “You’re Next” On How To Make A Modern Independent Horror Movie
Around 3:15 p.m. yesterday, a building in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood exploded and caught fire, injuring 19 people–three critically. As of this writing, at least two people are reported missing. advertisement advertisement The blast, apparently “caused by plumbing and gas work being done” in the neighborhood, according to the New York Times, shook nearby restaurants, drew crowds of people into the streets, and sent up a thick gray smoke plume that could be seen across the city. As often happens now, witnesses tweeted and Instagrammed photos and videos of the scene. But for the first time, people also flocked to two brand-new live-streaming apps: the month-old Meerkat and the then-hours-old Periscope. Live-streaming video has suddenly gotten easier than ever before–and as is the case every time social media takes a leap forward, a host of practical and ethical questions about using technology during times of tragedy have presented … [Read more...] about Is It Wrong To Watch?
“How about this, it’s fucking Christmas, and your whole family goes on vacation and they forget their eight-year-old fucking son.” advertisement advertisement Sound familiar? If you said it sounds like a (salty) adult’s retelling of the plot line of Home Alone, you’re getting warm. It’s actually Macaulay Culkin himself who’s doing the retelling, playing the grown-up version of Kevin McCallister in a new digital series :DRYVRS, created, written by, and starring Jack Dishel. In the episode that debuted this week, “Just Me in the House by Myself,” Culkin is just one of the drivers that Dishel meets using ride-sharing apps. In an immediate twist, Culkin confesses he doesn’t actually know how to drive, he’s just taking over for his wife who’s done “too much blow” the night before. Dishel takes the wheel while Culkin rides shotgun. The two strike up an uneasy conversation prompted by Dishel’s … [Read more...] about Inside :DRYVRS, The Digital Series That Brought Macaulay Culkin Back to “Home Alone”