Movies I will be watching at Cinema in 2018

My Movie Reviews

Every year in December I made list of the movies that I’ll be watching next year at cinema. These are the following movies I’ll be watching at cinema in 2018.

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Here is the list of the movies with expected release dates:

Padmavati (drama) – 26th Jan. 2018

Black Panther (drama,fantasy) – 16th Feb. 2018

Annihilation (thriller,fantasy) – 23rd Feb. 2018

Ready Player One (thriller,fantasy) – 29th Mar. 2018

The New Mutants (fantasy, action) – 13th Apr. 2018

Avengers: Infinity War (sci-fi.fantasy) – 4th May 2018

Deadpool 2 (fantasy,action) – 31st May 2018

Ocean’s 8 (crime,thriller) – 8th June 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp (fantasy,thriller) – 6th Jul. 2018

Alita: Battle Angel (sci-fi,thriller) – 20th Jul. 2018

Venom (sci-fi,fantasy) – 5th Oct. 2018

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (sci-fi,action) – 2nd Nov. 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (fantasy,adventure) – 16th Nov. 2018

Mortal Engines (fantasy,sci-fi) – 14th Dec. 2018

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Sicilian Pizza Recipe

I was bit bored with eating the usual shaped pizza, so last night I tried ‘Sicilian Pizza’. It came out quite delicious. Sharing the recipe which is enough for 8 people and it was ready in 45mins.
Sicilian Pizza

Sicilian Pizza in the oven

Ingredients
  • 2 packages (4-1/2 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • ½ cup olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 40-45 pepperonis
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
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Method
  1. Coat an 18×13-inch sheet pan with ¼ cup olive oil and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast and sugar with the warm water. Allow to proof about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the flour and garlic salt and mix on low speed for a few minutes before slowly adding the remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Mix until a smooth ball starts to form, about 5 minutes.
  4. Press dough evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared sheet pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450°F. Once dough has risen to almost double in height, flatten the bottom and press the dough up the sides of the pan with your hands..
  6. Spread pizza sauce evenly over dough. Sprinkle sauce evenly with half the cheese and then all the pepperoni. Sprinkle pepperoni evenly with remaining cheese and then sprinkle the whole pizza.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the crust starts to brown and the cheese starts to bubble. Let set 5-10 minutes before cutting and serving.

 

ReelOnHai by Pakistan Cables

In mid 2016 Pakistan Cables came up with the best idea to recycle their Cable Reels. Pakistan Cables and Karachi Biennale Trust signed an MoU earlier in July 2016 to collaborate on a public outreach project, Reel on Hai. Through the “Reel on Hai” project, the Public Outreach Committee of the Karachi Biennale invited artists, designers and architects to transform the empty cable reels provided by Pakistan Cables, the main activity partner, into pieces of art.

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This mega project that has brought together not only the artists working on the artworks but also the stakeholders in every area, be it the city government, people from ethnic and religious minorities, bureaucrats, school and college students and teachers, industrialists, doctors and hospital staff. People from all walks of life have connected with this project at different levels.

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The  cable reels provided by Pakistan Cables have been placed at public spaces in the city such as the St. Patricks Cathedral, Beach Luxury Hotel, KMC Sports Complex, Zamzama Park, Orangi Pilot Project, Jinnah Hospital, Safari Park, Indus Valley School of art and architecture, Customs House, Alliance Francaise Greenwich University, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi Zoo, DA College for Women, Karachi Central Jail, Moin Khan Academy, Piler, The national Museum, The Civilizations School, Hill park and The Absa School.

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On December 13, 2017, Pakistan Cables Limited announced the launch of a coffee table book, ‘A Reel On Karachi – Art Installations in the City’ at the Alliance Francoise de Karachi in an event which was widely attended by members of the business, art and social communities.

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The launch event included a stimulating panel discussion hosted by renowned Karachi based actor, Mr. Sajid Hasan who engaged with the panelists recollecting Karachi’s evolving history and the impact of Reel on Hai to the city’s landscape. Panelists included Ms. Marjorie Hussain (Art Critic), Mr. Arif Hasan (Urban Planner and Activist), Mr. Mohsin Sayeed (Public Outreach Committee and Journalist) and Ms. Masuma Khawaja Halai (Chair, Public Outreach Committee).

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“This book captures the story behind the project and takes its readers on a journey through Karachi brilliantly!”, stated Ms. Halai.

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The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Mr. Fahd K. Chinoy, Executive Director, Pakistan Cables Limited who commended the Karachi Biennale Trust for setting up an exemplary partnership based on a shared purpose of honoring community trust and of giving back beauty to Karachi.

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A free e-book version of “A Reel on Karachi” is available at the Company’s official website: www.pakistancables.com

 

 

 

 

Mi Pakistan is back with a 48 Hours Online Sale!

48 great hours of epic discounts and bundle offers on a variety of Mi products only on mistore.pk

After setting an unparalleled record for holding a flat 50% flash sale in June 2017, Mi Pakistan is on its way to the next ’48 Hours Online sale’ on 25th and 26th  September. Mi fans responded enthusiastically to the previous flat-50 flash sale, and the company was successfully able to wrap up its stock in a couple of hours.

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Xiaomi is a Chinese mobile company which has become increasingly popular in Pakistan over a very short period of time. The upcoming sale is offering up to 25% discount on Eco products as well as widely loved Mi mobiles, and many bundle offers to boot. Xiaomi, being the only mobile network with an official e-commerce business, is setting a benchmark that other local mobile companies may aim for in the near future. The concept of a flash sale or an online sale has not been initiated by any mobile company in the past, and Xiaomi is definitely planning to win the hearts of Pakistanis by setting these milestones.

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Since the official launch of Xiaomi in Pakistan by Smartlink technologies, the company has only moved from one success to another and that has only been possible because of the appreciation of its fans. Xiaomi doesn’t just provide official warranties on mobile phones, but also facilitates customers with a three month warranty on Eco products which is again a ground-breaking concept for mobile brands.

The quality of Mi products is greatly appreciated across the region, and that there is high demand for their products is clear from the fact that the company has launched a vast portfolio of their products in August and is planning to bring many variants in the forthcoming days.

Mark your calendars for the 25th and 26th of September, and get ready to experience the innovative and first-rate products of Xiaomi. We hope that Mi Pakistan will continue its tradition of value-added customer care and satisfaction by introducing flash sales, an exclusive and official online e-commerce network, and efficient and responsive customer support to give its fans an exclusive online shopping experience.

deep dish pizza recipe

Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

It’s Eid al-Adha which means we have lots of meat, instead of doing BBQ on day 1 of Eid I decided to made Deep Dish Pizza cos Deep Dish Pizza at Sobremesa was total disappointment.

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Pizza Crust

Crust

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2  tablespoons active dry yeast

3 tablespoons cornmeal

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons Butter

1 cup water

Sauce

2 tablespoons Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1  can diced tomatoes, drained

1  can tomato sauce

1  can tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Toppings

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

500 grams Italian sausage, cooked, cooled, crumbled

18 to 24 slices pepperoni

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 170ºF. Turn off oven.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, cornmeal, sugar and salt in bowl. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in saucepan. Add water; cook until mixture comes to 120-130ºF. Add to flour mixture; mix until just moistened. Add remaining 2 cups flour to form stiff dough.
  3. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 5-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Spray inside of bowl with no-stick cooking spray. Place dough into bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; place in oven. Let rise 30 minutes or until double in size.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-low heat just until sizzling. Add onions; cook 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes. Add all remaining sauce ingredients; cook until bubbles begun to form at surface. Remove from heat; set aside.
  5. Remove dough from oven. Heat oven to 450ºF.
  6. Punch down dough; divide in half. Roll each half into 11 inch circle on floured surface. Spray 2 (9-inch) spring form pans with no-stick cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of pans. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese over bottom of each pan. Layer each with half of sauce (about 1 1/4 cups); 9 to 12 pepperoni slices and half of Italian sausage. Top each with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover pans with aluminum foil; bake 30-40 minutes or until crust is browned. Uncover; bake 5-7 minutes or until cheese begins to brown. Remove from oven; let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting. Remove sides of pans; cut each pizza into 8 slices.

Mi 6 sold out in one week in Pakistan

Xiaomi’s official distributor Smart Link Technologies announced the fast sold out for the latest innovative products Mi 6, Mi Max 2 which were launched a week ago during an event at Beach Luxury Hotel Karachi.

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Known worldwide as the mastermind behind quality, innovation and creative thinking, Xiaomi has once again revolutionized the way Pakistanis utilize smart phone technology. Keeping the company’s value driven strategy alive, Smart Link Technologies, the official distributor of Xiaomi, have launched two latest smartphones Mi 6 and Mi Max 2, and a bucketful of Mi Ecosystem products throughout Pakistan starting Aug 21.

All these products are available on www.mistore.pk and www.daraz.pk

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Director Marketing, Mr. Ahmed Butt said “Xiaomi is bringing their flagship smartphones for the first time in Pakistan. We have no doubt that these flagship phones are going be the disrupter in the market for bringing the most innovative technology at such an amazing price.”

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Priced from Rs. 46,999, Mi 6 is a performance beast powered by the Qualcomm’s lightning-fast Snapdragon 835 and a startling 6GB RAM. The four-sided curved glass body and stainless steel frame house a gorgeous 5.15″ display.

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Mi 6 comes with wide angle and telephoto lenses used to incredible effect, particularly the ability to shoot beautiful portraits with out-of-focus backgrounds. The two lenses allow Mi 6 to calculate what is in the foreground and what is in the background, creating a depth of field effect that typically requires a DSLR camera to achieve. In addition, an improved Beautify mode that makes selfies look more natural, now works with the rear camera on Mi 6. Mi 6 also features 2x optical zoom, which makes sure photos of distant subjects remain clear, while 10x digital zoom is also supported. Mi 6 also comes with four-axis OIS so images and videos remain sharp, reducing the effect of handshake or motion.

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Xiaomi and Smart Link have also launched Mi Max 2 with a Rs. 34,900 in Pakistan. With a 6.44-inch supersized screen, Mi Max 2 is perfect for watching movies or TV shows on the go. In addition, the dual speakers on Mi Max 2 intelligently activate in landscape orientation, transforming it into a mobile theater with an immersive audio experience.

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Thanks to MIUI optimizations, Mi Max 2 is great for use in any situation. With “One-handed mode”, which is a feature that makes the usable display smaller, users can still navigate with ease using just one hand. With “Split screen”, two applications are able to run in the foreground, letting users make full use of the large 6.44-inch display. For instance, a user can watch a video using the top half of the screen while replying to messages in the lower half.

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Ali Noor at the launch

Mi Max 2 is powered by a massive 5300mAh two-day battery, which provides up to 18 hours of video playback, 21 hours of GPS navigation, or 57 hours of talktime. The huge battery means that Mi Max 2 can even charge other smartphones connected to its USB Type-C port. Despite the large capacity, Mi Max 2 is able to charge 68% in one hour as it supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 with parallel charging, which allows fast charging while controlling temperature increase.

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Mi6 and Mi Max 2 are very strategic models for Mi. These are high end models with best in class features and extremely competitive prices. With strong products like these, Mi is surely destined to create waves in the industry.” Director Sales and Strategy, Mr. Zain Aftab said.

Smart Link has also introduced lots of amazing Xiaomi eco products including high capacity Mi Power banks, Mi bands, Headphones and Earphones, Mi Bluetooth Speakers, Desk Lamps, and the Amazfit PACE.

Peek Freans Sooper has officially broken the Guinness World Record

On 14th August, 2017 Peek Freans Sooper has officially broken the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Cookie Mosaic in the shape of Pakistan’s flag made with 150,000+ cookies measuring 226.51 m2  (2,438.15 ft2).

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It was made possible with the efforts and continuous hard work of less than 7 hours, 200 employees and a bunch of celebrities, the record was successfully broken and Pakistan has earned the title of Guinness World Records of making largest cookie mosaic.

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Hareem Farooq helping volunteers to complete the flag

Peek Freans Sooper perfectly embodies the spirit of the nation. As the highest selling biscuit of Pakistan, the brand has grown into a household name for its quality and wholesome goodness, as well as for its positive and memorable campaigns over the past two decades. Pakistan itself bears the same positive spirit that is often kept out of the mainstream conversation – the fact that it is a land of immense opportunity, and brimming with talent that has continually defied odds to surpass barriers.

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Peek Freans Sooper, Pakistan’s favorite biscuit, wanted to unite the country under one umbrella with the inspiring and positive message of “Sooper Hai Pakistan”. On the 70th Independence Day, the EBM family came together to do the impossible… to set a new Guinness World Records title! The plan? Build the world’s largest cookie mosaic … in the shape of Pakistan Flag with a solid resounding message of how Sooper a nation it is!

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Proper hygienic testing was done so that the biscuits can be donated.

The team worked with great fervor and passion as they slowly pieced together the mosaic, block by block, biscuit by biscuit with none other than, Peek Freans Sooper cookies themselves. With hard work, dedication and a Sooper attitude, the flag mosaic was finally completed in 6.5 hours.
Upon completion of the cookie mosaic, the biscuits were distributed in custom built containers to notable charities across Pakistan.

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Dr. Zeelaf Munir, EBM Managing Director and CEO said, “We are a nation that is continuously rebuilding, reshaping and pushing forward – no matter what the odds. Our campaign, ‘Sooper Hai Pakistan’ seeks to highlight this national positivity by disseminating content that is the exact opposite of what the popular media continues to cover.”

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Safety and hygiene were of paramount importance and the team ensured that the strict quality standards employed by Peek Freans were followed throughout the process. The record building process was overseen by independent witnesses including a health and hygiene inspector and a surveyor from Islamabad.

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Speaking on the occasion, Ayesha Janjua, EBM Head of Marketing said, ‘Pakistanis are brimming with raw talent; surpassing the world’s expectations on each and every pivotal moment and the participation of EBM sales and marketing team in this historic event demonstrates the true spirit of every Pakistani.”

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