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Get Some Vodka and Plan Revenge

What do you do when your husband is cheating on you? Do you start a huge scandal, fighting and screaming and all of that…or just get drunk with the mistress and start to plan a badass revenge?

According to The Other Woman trailer, when finding out your husband/ boyfriend is a cheater, the best idea for action, is teaming up with the other women while having some really good times; organizing a revenge scheme for the traitor.

The Other Woman is a new romantic comedy that will premiere in theaters this April. It tells an incredible story of the wife and the two girlfriends of the same man. When the women find out that their man is an incredible liar, they start to plan revenge. Now, it is all about the adventure these women are about to enter. It is an adventure that will get them a new friendship and knowledge about themselves and the others.

The movie is produced by LBI Productions in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, the gorgeous cast includes Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton, Taylor Kinney, Nicki Minaj, Don Johnson, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and many others. I know you’re now thinking about how much fun these ladies had on set and you’re so right. These hot stars play the roles of the main heroines. Nicolaj Coster Waldau is that bad guy who played with the hearts of so many women and now is about to receive an unimaginable revenge.

This April The Other Woman is going to hit the cinemas. Do not miss the chance to witness the incredible adventure of these three hot women. You will see them fighting, drinking and having so much fun, while planning a monstrous vengeance. Also, you will absolutely adore the main idea of the movie that is to celebrate women. It celebrates every single female, showing that there is enough room in this world for everyone.

Now you know what you have to do if your husband/ boyfriend is cheating on you. Don’t panic; get some vodka and plan revenge.

Starred Up – A Terrific Tale of a Father and Son

The new prison drama Starred Up is going to definitely increase Jack O’Connell’s fan base. The young “Skins” star plays the role of Eric Love, a troubled 19 year old boy who is transferred from a juvenile detention center to a big prison. The Starred Up trailer gives a little of the main story happening behind the bars, as it is shown that in the prison, Eric meets his dad, Neville. This is beyond the most unconventional place in the world to meet a relative and to start developing a father-son relationship, but this is how dysfunctional families in today’s world may indeed be.

As the story goes, Eric does not try to comfort anyone and is constantly getting into trouble. The only person who can advise and help him here is his dad. Neville, being in jail for 14 years, knows this world better and has everyone at his beck and call. The wrong arena for developing any kind of family connection, now becomes the right place. The young and troubled hero needs now more than ever, a father and a boss on his wing.

Next to Jack O’Connell there are stars like Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Peter Ferdinando and many other talented actors. The movie is written by Jonathan Asser and directed by the very talented David Mackenzie. All these people created this amazing movie in order to show not only an interesting story, but also the face of our modern society. There are people in prisons who ended up there for a bunch of reasons, starting with being born in dysfunctional families and ending up with making the wrong decision while being teenagers and adults.

Starred Up is a violent movie that shows the British prison and the incredible story of how a father and a son reunited. It will also surprise you with the brutal language and some awful naked scenes, but that’s what the prison movies are all about. The drama is going to premiere in the UK cinemas, this March. Do not lose the opportunity to witness a tough and terrific tale of the modern world.

The Devil Inside, Hell all Around

One of the worst things that can happen in your life is losing the power to control it and to make it in your own way. You may think that you live your life as you plan it, but what if someone else has plans about you? What if that someone is a huge and malefic force?

Devil’s Due is the name of the new horror movie, that shows us how a family loses control over a body, a mind and a life. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, this movie tells the story of Samantha and Zach McCall. This lovely couple just got married, they are both crazy in love with each other and life seems to be perfect for them.

After their honeymoon, they find out that Samantha is pregnant, so Zach starts to video record the history of their lives. That is what we get to see, homemade videos that form a horror film. Sadly, it is not that simple. The new wife is not just having a baby; there is something really terrifying about the pregnancy. Samantha soon may be having the devil himself and not a baby. All this makes her act crazy and it changes the whole life of her new formed family.

It is all super creepy because it involves the devil inside of a woman who knows only one thing, that she is pregnant. Having that kind of power inside of you and thinking that it is your own blood, your own child, you start loving and caring instantly. It is an amazing theme for a horror movie, it is scary and at the same time, entertaining.

This January, Twentieth Century Fox brings out the Devil’s Due, starring Allison Miller, Zach Gliford and Sam Anderson. Do not lose the chance to experience the fear in front of the worst force that has the strength to control a human’s life and to make it hell. It is a film about a woman that has the devil inside and hell around her.

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The Book Thief, A Story of the Words that Became Life

One of the greatest war drama novels, The Book Thief, is now on the big screens. Written by the very talented Markus Zusak and directed by Brian Percival, this new movie comes to show us a different view of the people who lived under the Nazi regime, during the Second World War, in Germany.

The Book Thief is a movie about a girl who was not afraid to rob the life. She has a secret passion for stealing books and sharing them with other people. Her name is Liesel and she lives with her foster parents in a small house, who are hiding a Jewish boy named Max in the basement. The books she has stolen are brought to Max and they give him hope and life. Liesel had a poor education and she is illiterate. So her new dad teaches her reading. They dive into the world of literature and language.

In the Book Thief trailer we see how Max tells Liesel, that words are life. This is a universal truth of our world. The Jewish Boy and the book thief Liesel, find solace and refuge in books. They learn together that words are what keep their souls pure and their minds open. This new film is going to show us how the ordinary people of Germany tried to survive these disastrous times, without becoming cold-hearted and indifferent to the people who were in need of help. It was a time when everyone had no idea what was right and what was wrong. The blurred truth was hidden from the ordinary people, as the Nazi regime influenced millions of people to hate with no reason other humans who were actually all equal with one another.

An absolutely painful subject is shown to us through a domestic point of view. Like us, the audience doesn’t get to see the whole picture of the Second World War or the Nazi, but we analyze the life in Germany through average people’s eyes. The absolutely amazing cast includes great actors like Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and new stars like Sophie Nelisse, Nico Liersch and Ben Scnetzer. These are the souls creating an outstanding authenticity to the movie. Do not miss the chance to watch The Book Thief and learn how life was for those who were not afraid to help other people, during the time of one of the worst wars in human history.

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Filling the Void: What to Do Now That “Breaking Bad” is Over

After five explosive seasons, the final episode of hit series “Breaking Bad” has left fans with withdrawal symptoms. While there are rumors of a spin-off prequel featuring lawyer ‘Better Call’ Saul Goodman, the manic misadventures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman have come to a satisfying conclusion. Here are some of the ways you can look to fill the giant void left by one of the most critically acclaimed dramas in recent memory.

Check out other great TV shows
“Breaking Bad” may be gone, but there are a load of shows out there to discover and enjoy. If you’re after something as morally dubious as Vince Gilligan’s drama, catch up with the first season of “Banshee.” From the creator of “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood,” it stars Antony Starr as a recently released convict who takes on the identity of a dead sheriff in the quaint town of Banshee.

Another show that caters to darker tastes is Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal,” which follows the complex relationship between the notorious psychologist-turned-cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lector (Mads Mikkelsen) and his friend and nemesis FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy). There’s also deliciously shady drama “The Blacklist,” starring James Spader as a fugitive government agent who suddenly turns himself in to the FBI, promising to help them hunt down terrorists – as long as he only has to speak to young agent Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone).

Check out the actors’ other work
Before he was Walter White, Bryan Cranston played hapless family man Hal in comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle.” The two roles couldn’t be more different, although a popular internet joke suggests that “Breaking Bad” fans should view the earlier show as a prequel! You can also admire Cranston in thrilling Oscar winner Argo, which sees him as a sardonic CIA agent during the Iran hostage crisis. Catch actor Aaron Paul as a bad boy racer in the big screen adaptation of computer game Need for Speed, due for release in March of 2014.

Have fun outside the house
Though no-one’s suggesting that you drive an RV into the middle of nowhere to partake in dubious chemistry, now that the series is over, why not get a few real-life adrenaline thrills? Littlewoods offers loads of high-octane experience days, from learning to fly to driving an F1 car or even learning how to cook (food).

Watch it all over again
After you’ve taken a break with a new series and got yourself a bit of fresh air, it’s time to relive “Breaking Bad” from the beginning. Watch in awe as mild-mannered school teacher Walter White becomes the infamous drug kingpin Heisenberg, dragging his entire family through the unforgettable drama that ensues. After all, nothing fills that hole quite like the show itself.

The Top Five Casino Films

The black ties and sparkling ball gowns, the black and red of the roulette wheel, the deep green baize of the tables. It’s easy to see why directors want to use casinos as the backdrop for their movies. Some of the greatest and bestselling films of the last few years have featured casinos. We look at the top five casino films.

1. Casino
From the incredible director Martin Scorsese, and with a top-billed cast including Scorsese’s favourite actor, Robert De Niro. Casino is centered on a Mafiosi runner, played by De Niro, who is sent to Las Vegas to oversee the running of a casino. When the casino is a runaway success, an enforcer is sent, supposedly to look after the security. However, this enforcer, played by Joe Pesci, proves to be a little too much for De Niro’s character to handle at the same time as the new gambling empire. The film is a brutal and powerful examination of the old-style mob connections to Las Vegas.

2. The Hangover
The Hangover is one of the biggest selling movies of the last few years, grossing nearly half a billion dollars worldwide and spawning two frankly tired sequels. The film is about a group of men away on a stag party, who get accidentally roofied and have to piece together the night before. It would be safer to stay at home and Play vegas slots with! With some highlights including a scene spoofing Rain Man, there are laughs in every scene of this great film, which stars Ken Jeong as the comedy villain Mr Chow.

3. Rounders
Rounders is so good that poker players say that it inspired them to get into the high-stakes poker scene. The movie stars a young Matt Damon as a reformed gambler who is forced once again to enter the seedy underbelly of the world of high-stakes poker to save a friend who has to pay off a huge debt played by Edward Norton. The film is a high-class adventure and definitely worth a watch.

4. Casino Royale
The reboot to the Bond franchise brought in Daniel Craig as the namesake spy, and opens with a high octane chase scene through a dangerous building site. The plot is centered on Bond, who plays a high-stakes gambling game against a weapons dealer. This film brought some much needed darkness to the Bond role after the stupidity of Pierce Brosnan’s Bond, with his over-reliance on daft gadgets such as the invisible car.

5. 21
21 stars Kevin Spacey and Laurence Fishburne and focuses on a real-life team of card counters from MIT. These students play high-stakes Blackjack and manage to win huge sums. However, the casinos realize what is happening and try to recoup their losses.

5 Fascinating TV Moments that Changed the World

Since its introduction in the 1950s, television has quickly become a ubiquitous part of our lives and popular culture. Through the medium of television, major events can be witnessed, often in real time, by millions of people at once. Whether you adore or despise it, TV is probably a part of your life in some way. Now, with the Internet as such a pervasive force in our world, millions of viewers watch tv online and stream live news and events on a daily basis.

When world-changing events occur, they become powerful cultural moments that enter history through the medium of television. Such events can have a lasting impact on the collective mind and culture. The most significant events in TV history enter our minds and hearts and can change the way we see the world. Here are five moments that are deeply embedded in our cultural psyche thanks to the power of television.

1. The Moon Landing
As a televised event, the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 not only amazed audiences but also forged a new era for mankind. True to Neil Armstrong’s famous quote that the moon landing was “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” the moon landing proved that humanity had truly entered the space age. Hundreds of millions of people all over the world were transfixed by the images of the moon and the event was touted as “the greatest show in the history of television.” The wonder and amazement of one of humanity’s greatest achievements was amplified, in this case, by the magic of television.

2. The Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show”
In 1964, the Beatles were already one of Britain’s most popular bands, but it was time to branch out into the United States. Their goal was lofty: to be among the first big stars to cross over from the U.K. to the U.S. and not the other way around, which was far more common. Once they crossed the Atlantic by plane, their plan was to perform live on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and give several concerts throughout the U.S. Thanks to the monumental power of television, their plan was more successful than they could possibly have imagined. Their timing was a factor: Americans had just suffered the assassination of President Kennedy, leaving people hungry for positivity and diversion. The evening the Beatles performed, over 73 million Americans tuned in to “The Ed Sullivan Show,” establishing the event as among the highest-rated shows of all time. No one could have predicted the impact of the Beatles’ show that night. With the help of TV, the Beatles almost instantly made their way into American popular culture, influencing everything from clothing styles to hairstyles and establishing themselves as one of the most popular bands on the planet.
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A Double Take and a Remake

No, it’s not a case of déjà vu that you’re experiencing. Reboots, remakes and adaptations are all the rage in the film industry right now. And why would Hollywood seek out original ideas when there are so many fantastic notions already in existence? Still in theaters but soon to be new to DVD, the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby has taken the world by storm. Gatsby traditionalists are outraged by the spectacle while other people couldn’t be more thrilled. Also soon to be out is a highly anticipated and updated version of Annie. Here is a look at two film projects which are rehashes of prior film works.

The Great Gatsby
Believe it or not, Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 version of The Great Gatsby is actually the fourth film version made. The original version, a silent film released in 1926, is a lost film — no known copies exist. Paramount Pictures released another version in 1949, directed by Elliott Nugent, starring Alan Ladd and Betty Field. Considered particularly raunchy for its time, the production of the film was delayed by a couple of years due to censorship concerns. Just like Luhrmann’s version, this film paid close attention to costuming, employing the superb talents of Edith Head, a celebrated Hollywood costume designer who won eight academy awards during her career. Although Alan Ladd was considered to be one of the leading actors of the 1940s, and Betty Field was an acclaimed Broadway star, the movie wasn’t a spectacle in the same sense as the 2013 version. Still, the film was way ahead of its time.

The 1974 version draws parallels to today’s in that leading actors Robert Redford and Leonardo DiCaprio are both “it” men and in-demand sex symbols of their respective times. But Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gatsby is a much more intense version of Redford’s; in fact, Oscar rumors are already flying. Music and costuming were also key aspects of both versions, with the 1970s movie winning two Oscars for Costume Design and Best Music. A key point of difference is the musical score. Luhrmann’s version opts for the modern sounds of Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The 2013 version’s budget is rumored to be around $105 million, almost $100 million more than the 1974 flick. In short, Luhrmann’s version is best described as the 1974 version on steroids with more spectacle, more sex, more drama and much more glitter.

There is plenty of hype surrounding the upcoming remake of the 1982 musical movie and 1977 Broadway smash-hit “Annie”, currently in production. If you’re expecting another (classically) cheesy and only semi-successful adaptation, think again.
The filming for the original Annie took place at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and was wrapped up within a period of six weeks. Director John Huston took on the job after being cash-strapped and desperate. Having never done a musical in his life, he was a huge risk. Various sources refer to his lack of interest in the project, which ended up failing to turn a profit in cinemas despite being the tenth-highest-grossing film in the year of 1982. In contrast, with its big-name cast including Sandra Bullock and Jamie Foxx, Will Gluck (Easy A) directing and Will Smith sitting in the producer’s chair, the new Annie is set to be a money-making machine.

Actress Aileen Quinn, who played the original Annie, was best known for her work in TV commercials. She won the right to play Annie over 8,000 other competitors in an audition process that spanned over two years. It’s quite a different story for Quvenzhané Wallis, the actress set to play Annie, who at the tender age of 9 was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild. In fact, Annie is possibly no longer, with the casting notice referring to the 11-year-old lead as “Isabella”, a young orphan who aspires to a life that includes a “no-limit credit card and shopping sprees galore” (

Dragging Annie even further into the future will be the soundtrack, which will include only some of the original “Annie” scores, with a number of tracks being remastered by rapper Jay-Z. Compared to its somewhat cheesy 1982 version, the new Annie is expected to be full of quick-wit and sass in the typical style of both Gluck and Smith.

Online Gaming Can Be More than Just Physics or Adventure

One aspect of gaming we haven’t talked much around these parts is the genre of “getting rich!” OK, so that’s probably not the best way to approach your finances, but hey, nothing wrong with laying down a little scratch for your entertainment; and if the possibility exists of making a huge score while playing, then all the better for it!

waltz-bingoI’ve played some online poker with my phone and even competed in some adventure challenges than earn real dollars as well. But after a trip to the casino to kill some time last summer with friends, we discovered the awesomeness that is B-I-N-G-O! We played for some time and had a ball doing it. But the time was cut short and we had to actually leave for a wedding.

When I got home I got to thinking that there must be a place to play online and basically do the same thing, but from the comfort of my own home (or office, heh heh). Sure enough; I was able to spend a lot of time gaming away without really having to break the bank. One of the places I found that was pretty fun was – it was just a cool way to spend a quiet evening at home but also interact with other and have a good time… without the noise, chaos and cigarette smoke you have to deal with at the casino.

I also do some mobile gaming as well so it’s fun to attack these types of site while on my commute (train or bus) as well. How bout you guys? Do you feel like Vegas is the devil incarnate or is something like this worthy of your time and money? For the same price as a movie you can get just as much bang bingo for your buck in my opinion!

Lessons from 2012: What Hollywood Can Learn from This Year

2012 has been a funny ol’ year for cinema. Some titles which we thought were going to be sure-fire winners failed to impress (Prometheus), some movies which should have gone down in flames blew us away (Cabin in the Woods) and – for better or worse – some curious source material made its way to the silver screen (Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi).

It hasn’t been a bad batch at all, but as always Hollywood continues to make some questionable decisions. So, what can be gleaned from their outcome this time round?

Lesson One: If You’re Going to do Superhero movies, Do Them Properly

2012 has been a delight for comic book fans the world over, regardless of alignment – Marvel scored a homerun with The Avengers, and the Batman finale was a triumph for not only DC but for modern cinema in general. The pair rightfully earned their place as the two highest grossing films of 2012.

Producers are always going to back superhero movies because if you put a cape on anything, you have to do something seriously wrong to not at least get your money back. But while it’s historically been a fine marketing strategy to dumb the film down to appeal to the masses at the risk of annoying the purists, as of last year it seems that the masses no longer care. The woeful Green Lantern movie, for example, showed that the average viewer was now well-trained enough to spot a generic origins story from a mile away and steer clear.

The Amazing Spider-Man reboot of this year did make it to the Top 10 highest grossing list, but with lackluster reviews and puzzlement as to why the movie was necessary, it’ll be surprising whether Marc Webb will convince anyone to come back for the sequels. Consider that Spidey had roughly the same budget as The Dark Knight Rises (around $250m) – the latter took over $300m more at the box office, and that was the third movie in a trilogy.

It goes to show that it’s time for Hollywood to put a bit more heart (and brains) into their superhero movies if they want to get both pedestrians and fanboys to buy into their franchises with any loyalty, and therefore achieve some real bang for their buck.
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