Introducing Monet: Beauty and Function for Your Phone

The Perfect Phone Accessory: Wallet, Kickstand and Grip All-in-One

Monet is beauty and function for your phone. The ultimate fashion accessory for the on-the-go minimalist. It’s an extension of your hand with its easy slip on grip that provides a secure hold on your phone while taking better selfies. That same grip becomes your kickstand and Monet is a sleek wallet to hold money and cards. It’s currently available in 30 color variations with more colors currently in production. Monet is your 3-in-1 phone grip and the only accessory you need for a busy lifestyle:

The Gym
Pilates
Coffee dates
Meeting for brunch
Dinner Dates
Night Clubs
Traveling
Quick shopping trips and more….

Celebrity Influencer Jake Paul introduced Monet at the Consumer Electronics Show in January with much fanfare. Additionally, many other celebrities including Scott Disick, Stephanie Shepherd and The Selfie Kid with Justin Timberlake are putting Monet’s on their phones to help them #selfiebetter! Available at Amazon.com and Monetbrand.com, with other retailers hitting this Fall! SRP $19.99

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Lucha Libre Pro Wrestling Video Games Gain Popularity

What’s behind the passion for Luca Libre pro wrestling video games?

Lucha Libre, or “free fight” to give the Spanish phrase its English meaning, is the name given to the Mexican wrestling phenomenon. Its roots date back to the early 1900s when Mexico was in the throes of a revolutionary war against the infamous dictator, Porfirio Díaz.

As is often the case in times of war, the public craved diversions that distracted them from the reality of what was going on around them. Giovanni Reselevich y Antonio Fournier (two Italian entrepreneurs) seized the opportunity to promote a form of fighting whereby two opponents fought each other hand to hand without either protection or weapons of any kind.

It was an extremely aggressive and violent sport with little or nothing in the way of rules or regulations. These fights became known as “Lucha Libre,” and the fighters were dubbed ”Luchadores.” From its beginnings in local town rivalry, Lucha Libre soon began to develop an immense following, first throughout Mexico as a whole, and more recently across the world.

What makes Lucha Libre so popular

There are two aspects of Lucha Libre that set it apart from other types of popular wrestling. First, there are the masks that the Luchadores wear. These were first popularised by arguably the best Luchadore of all time – El Enmascarado de Plata, or “Saint, the Silver Masked Man.”

The other trademark that sets Lucha Libre apart from other forms of pro wrestling is the technical and acrobatic aerial skills that fighters display, particularly in the lighter weight (peso-semicompleto) divisions.

Lucha mania is now globally rampant and, the recently launched Lucha Maniacs Slot Machine is leading the charge. There are a many Lucha Libre games you can play right now, and here are snippets of just a few.

Guacamelee and Guacamelee 2 by Drinkbox Studios

The original Guacamelee (one of the so-called Metroidvania video games developed and published by Drinkwater Studios) was first released in April 2013 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360. With its special brand of Lucha machismo, players pick up the role of Mexican farmer, Juan.

Together with his magical Luchadore mask, his mission is to rescue the daughter of the president who is the prisoner of a skeletal demon. The action takes place between the world of light and the world of dark, with the role player being able to switch between worlds.

For many devotees of pro wrestling video games, it remains one of the best ever made, and fans will be undoubtedly thrilled about the release of its sequel, Guacamelee 2. The action takes place seven years after Juan Aguacate’s original battle.

With an upgraded graphics engine and full of fabulous fresh fighting moves, this game tracks our now married farmer’s quest to defeat an evil menace that is out, not only to obliterate Mexico from the map, but time and space too.

With his powerful blue chicken buddy, Juan will take you with him through a world of dangers and fantastic new characters in this stunningly excellent follow-up to the original.

The Lucha Maniacs slot

Gaming house Yggdrasil came up with the great idea of combining people’s passion for playing slots, with the thrills and spills of the Lucha Libre pro-wrestling scene and they designed the Lucha Maniacs slot. It’s a 5-reel, 20 pay-line slot that you can play on all devices for just 20p.

This game comes complete with a free spin mode enabling players to start off with as many as 30 free spins. It incorporates random wilds, sticky wilds, stacked and wild wrestlers, and 3 x multipliers on Luchadores whereby you can accumulate more free spins, and shoot for its golden bet feature for larger wins.

Lucha Libre video games for kids

Between 2002 and 2005, American TV responded to the interest in Lucha Libre and at kiddy level by screening a cartoon series called Mucha Lucha. It was so popular that it was brought to the gaming industry in a video game for Gameboy Advance devices.

This is no doubt where many of today’s Lucha Libre fans first cut their teeth. At the time the game didn’t get the best of reviews, but lots of current LL game players may carry the guilty secret of their awakening to this particular brand of pro-wrestling.

The daddy of them all – Lucha Libre – Heroes del ring

Of course, no round-up of Lucha Libre pro-wrestling video games would be complete with mention of the daddy of them all – “Lucha Libre AAA – Heroes del ring.” “Heroes” comes out of the “Immersion” stables and was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by Slang in October 2010. It was the first of the pro-wrestling video games to be based on Lucha Libre.

It uses real Mexican wrestlers as well as customisable Luchadores. Such was its success in Mexico that is was redeveloped by Sabarasa in Wii. It may seem a little outdated now, but it sparked off the Lucha Libre revolution and is still well worth a play.

Whether you are a devotee of the Lucha maniacs slot game or an avid fan of the Lucha Libre Britannia scene, there can be little doubt that this form of pro-wrestling is here to stay.

 

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MEGACON™, Southeast’s Largest Fan Convention, Wraps Another Year of Fun and Fandom at the Orange County Convention Center – May 24-27, 2018

Action-Packed Weekend Delivered Ultimate Fan Experience with Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood, John Cena and more

Orlando, FL – June 4, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, wrapped up the Orlando convention throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. The four-day multi-genre convention welcomed more than 100,000 fans and included programming for all ages, a star-studded celebrity lineup and more.

This year’s featured celebrity guests included Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings); Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park); Jason Momoa (DC Justice League); John Cena, Alexa Bliss, Braun Strowman (WWE Superstars); Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman); Billy Dee Williams and Joonas Suotamo (Star Wars); Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor (Xena: Warrior Princess); Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Little Mermaid); Rob Liefeld (Deadpool and X-Force) among others.

All Photo Credit: Rachel Parker, MEGACON Orlando

 

MADAME TUSSAUDS PARTNERSHIP

MEGACON Orlando partnered with Madame Tussauds Orlando for an exclusive first-look of the museum’s newest exhibit, Justice League: A Call for Heroes. On Thursday, May 24, fans united at MEGACON Orlando for a sneak peek of the new Wonder Woman™ wax figure. Following this, guests were invited for an after-hours official opening of the exhibit and admission to the ICON 360 Orlando.

MASTER OF COSPLAY SOUTHEAST QUALIFIER

New to the MEGACON Orlando lineup this year was Master of Cosplay Grand Prix, a new cosplay competition created by FAN EXPO HQ in 2018. Guests competed in the Southeast Qualifier at MEGACON Orlando on Saturday, May 26 for a chance to win prizes and advance to compete for the title of FAN EXPO’s very first Master of Cosplay Champion in an international finale to be held in Toronto as part of FAN EXPO Canada on Labor Day weekend.

Winners included:

-Novice Division – Anthony Acosta and Anne Rosato (Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen)

-Journeyman Division – Lindsay Premo (World of Warcraft)

-Masters Division – Bryan Doell (Ronan the Accuser, Marvel Comics)

-Runner-Up – Josh Morris (The Gate, Hex Mortis)

-Best In-Show – Dovah Design (Snow White Knight)

 

STAR WARS GALACTIC NIGHTS

MEGACON Orlando extended the fun after-hours with a special fandom experience, Star Wars: Galactic Nights on Sunday, May 27 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The event brought together the Star Wars saga, a panel discussion with the creators of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (a new land coming to the theme park in 2019), special photo opportunities, event-exclusive merchandise and more.

 

BOOTH HIGHLIGHTS 

Exciting new booths were packed on the show floor this year, including Jurassic Park, which allowed guests to go back 25 years and relive one of the greatest movies of all time through a tour of the iconic fictional theme park. The booth included a virtual reality headset to let guests get up close and personal with dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Additionally, other classic booths, including the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman Film, Star Wars by the 501st Legion and Ghostbusters, were back for another year.

 

PANELS, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, SIGNINGS AND MORE 

Many panels and photo opportunities took place this weekend, with highlights including  a signing by Marvel Comics creator Jim Lee, with a sold out presentation from Jurassic Park’s Jeff Goldblum, more than 200 cosplayers in a special Marvel Cosplay Meetup, Geek Speed Dating, Steven Universe Live Shadowcast Performance and Sing-A-Long, Phantasmagoria Performance and more.

MEGACON Orlando 2019 will take place May 16 to May 19, 2019, which is the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. For more information and tickets, please visit www.megaconorlando.com. Can’t wait until 2019? MEGACON Tampa Bay will take place September 21 to September 23, 2018. Guest announcements are being finalized right now and tickets will be on sale in mid-June at www.megacontampabay.com.

ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ

MEGACON Orlando is owned by FAN EXPO HQ, one of the largest entertainment convention groups in North America. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, Boston Comicon, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO REGINA™, FAN EXPO DALLAS™, Toronto ComiCon, Dallas Fan Days and MEGACON Tampa Bay.

 

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Importance Of Online Plagiarism Sites

The literal meaning of Plagiarism is to steal the idea or word of someone’s and makes it own. In simple word, we can say when a person takes the another person’s word and use those words in his writing and without giving credit to that other person pretending as if these words or ideas belong to him. In recent days plagiarism is the most common word that we heard. From last few years content writing sector has created a buzz. It is one of the booming areas like others. Many people take this job passionately and move to this field. People who love to write perfect place for them. Many people think that content writing is a straightforward job to do, search the internet and copy the other’s printed material, which is a crime. After checking if the content is as a copyright one then the person might get punished.

Why Is Plagiarism Check Important?

Content should always be plagiarism free. Avoiding plagiarism content is essential for your site. If you want that your reader will read your content and by that, the rank of your site will increase try to avoid plagiarism content. A copy paste content will take less the status of your site for which you do write. Copy paste content does lessen not only the rank but also the site has to pay the penalty for that and to get back the old track it takes at least one year plus it reflects a bad reputation of the site on readers. So online plagiarism check is essential for any website.

Paid Vs. Free Plagiarism Site

Plagiarism free content will save you from the embarrassment, and you do not have to take any a headache for that. Plagiarism free content is a good idea. Plagiarism site is a simple tool to check the content and avoid plagiarism. You can find much online free plagiarism sites where you can check your writing. For example Thanks source Primetimeessay.com you can use Apa plagiarism checker for free. Two type of plagiarism sites is there paid and free. Free plagiarism site checks the cross match of your submitted writing along with the phrase which is already present on the website, and it finds some games more than a specific time it is marked as plagiarism. Tools of free plagiarism sites are not very safe even they sometimes fail to provide the privacy for the uploaded data. Many people especially prefer to choose paid service as it is more authentic. Occasionally free plagiarism work less than the paid one and

For paid service, you have to pay a certain amount to the websites. Paid service will provide you the more appropriate result.

How To Avoid Plagiarism?

It is easy to find information on the net what you write. It is not always easy to avoid the plagiarism trap, but there is some easy way you can avoid it.

  • Paraphrase- once you get the information from the internet research it and write it on your own. Never copy two words in a row. If you take more than two words from a row, you have to use the quotation.

  • Use Site To Check Plagiarism– There are many paid, and free plagiarism site are there where you can check your writing.

  • Citing- Citing is the best and effective way to avoid plagiarism. Follow the APA, Chicago, and MLA format. Citing is a simple method, without citing can cause plagiarism.

Quoting, citing quotes, citing the own materials are some other way to avoid plagiarism.

5 Powerful Gambling Secrets for More Winnings

Gambling is very popular among modern players. Moreover, one can bet in the offline format (regular casino) or online (virtual gambling establishments). Many players are “amateurs”, they make bets randomly and do not particularly hope for a win. In general, gambling is a huge science, and if you follow the advices of experienced online gamblers, you can work out your own strategy for a successful game:

  1. Choose a reliable online casino. Gambler beginners often cannot decide which casino to choose. Indeed, today the competition among gambling clubs at is really serious, but in fact it is very good for ordinary players. After all, in order to attract potential gamblers, each halt tries to provide the most acceptable conditions for the game. So for example within the platform http://slotmine.com/casino-adrenaline/ one can find a lot of privileges, which are different bonus programs;
  2. It is very important to choose an individually suitable game! The number of slot machines increases every day, but despite this – there are a number of entertainment that have been, are and will be popular. To learn how to beat the casino – pay attention to the selection of the device. It is impossible to name the most attractive games from the point of view of financial gain, as there is a certain balance, but there is also a human factor. Only by trial and error the gambler can determine which of the categories is preferable for him/her:
  •  Video slots – some cannot imagine their lives without classical drum machines with colorful pictures and bright amplitude of mood;
  •  Roulettes – gamblers with a penchant for exact sciences will evidently like the game of roulette, where success can be replaced by a precisely verified scheme or strategy;
  •   Lotteries – considering yourself lucky person? Then you should try your luck in one of the lotteries presented on the vast expanses of online gambling;
  •   Cards – knowing how to play card games? Well, in this case do not miss the opportunity to prove it to the public; play ​​in poker, blackjack, baccarat, leaving a soulless dealer at the broken through;
  •  Video poker – such an unusual crossing of the game of poker and video slots will give a lot of fun, but only for those who keep good luck on the short occasion, because without it, such games won’t be successful.
  1. Make bets taking into account current financial capabilities. Winning strategies (especially guaranteed) do not exist – all schemes that promise success are very relative and can work through time or don’t work at all. So you can hope for the favor of fortune, of course, but you should not rely on it completely, because everything is possible. Each gambler must determine for himself the amount and exact way of making a bet, and only then he should act, without going beyond the limits set. Risk – perhaps, the most unpleasant in gambling. One never knows what awaits for him – jackpot or the biggest loss in life. If the main goal is to have fun, play low stakes or virtual credits. If you really want to succeed in this area, you will have to put up with the losses;
  2. Learn the rules of the selected slot very carefully. Of course, all online gambler products have certain similarities, but there are differences between them. Therefore, before playing for real money, read the rules, find out the interest payments, bet limits and other “nuances”. If you know the arrangement thoroughly, it will be easier to win, and it’s harder to lose. By the way, in order to get acquainted with the functionality of a particular one-armed bandit, you can first practice with the demo mode. It involves making betting on virtual credits and will not let you lose. When you feel that you understand all the nuances, you can put real money. Productivity of the game in online slots largely depends on the correct settings. Most modern casinos give gamblers the opportunity to customize the game according to their needs and interests. For example, players can decide for themselves how many lines to play. Each slot has its own number of lines, which can be entered into the game using special keys. You can even play on 1 streak, but this is not advisable, since the chances that it will build a chain of identical symbols are minimal. It is much more rational to play on several bands, and it is better to activate them all;
  3.  The bankroll should be divided into several parts. After you have decided on the maximum amount for which you are ready to play today, divide it by the number of hours that you plan to spend behind the roulette wheel. Why is this necessary? To spend no more than the set amount every hour. Did the money run out before the set time? Have some rest, and then start a new session.

Following these simple tips, you can not only have fun while gambling, but also earn real money, which sometimes are not so insignificant.

 

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Saying Goodbye to the Middle

 

I don’t watch a lot of television.  Not because I don’t want to.  I just don’t have the time.  I do have some shows that I try to watch each week (thank you DVR), like “Family GuyFamily Guy” and “Brockmire” and “Modern Family,” shows I really enjoy.  Last year my wife and I binge-watched all of “Breaking Bad” over a 6 week period and loved it.  We’ve also gone through three seasons of “Better Call Saul,” which we also binged, and are waiting impatiently for AMC to announce when season four starts.   These last two shows we really enjoyed, but watching them over so short a period you don’t really grow up with them.  This was not true of our relationship with the Heck family, the stars of “the Middle.”

The story of Mike (Neil Flynn) and Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton) and their three children – Axl, Sue and Brick – “the Middle” was an amazing look into middle class life in middle-America.  Set in Indiana, the show gave an honest look into a family where mom is well intended, dad loves watching his football and each of the kids have their own distinct possibilities.

For nine seasons we watched as Axl (Charlie McDermott) went from cool and confident high school football star to slightly less cool and confident college football player to a young man setting out on his own in the world.  Meanwhile, the always optimistic Sue (Eden Sher) was always cheerful, no matter what life put in front of her.  And then there was Brick (Atticus Shaffer), publicly awkward but an avid reader and someone who never seemed to let the little things life threw at him keep him down, like having to sit in a lawn chair at the dinner table because the dining set only came with four chairs.  As well acted as these roles were, and as well written as the show was, I was shocked to learn that it had only been nominated for ONE EMMY AWARD – for makeup!!!  Hopefully in this last season Emmy voters will realize they’ve lost a classic and honor the show.

(l-f) Heaton, Flynn, McDermott, Sher and Shaffer

We followed the Hecks from highs and lows, through ups and downs, and we felt with them because they underwent pretty much everything every family goes through at one time.  And they usually solved the problem with one word: love.  Despite the unusual reactions to sometimes simple things, each episode would end with an affirmation of the family’s love for each other.  This gave the viewer an emotional bond and I’m not ashamed to say that both my wife and I were crying at the end of the show’s final episode.  We will miss out regular Tuesday night meeting with the Hecks but we won’t forget them.  How can we?  They’re family.

 

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Why Foosball Never Gets Old

When most think of an exciting sport, they may immediately jump to the high-impact fun of football. However, the fun doesn’t necessarily come from physically demanding sports. Foosball has been around for decades and plans to be around for decades more. It can be a great alternative to those who are looking for the excitement of sporting events right in their family room.

What is Foosball

Sometimes called “table football,” foosball is a tabletop game which centers around trying to get the ball into your opponent’s goal. While some sources date foosball back to the early 1880s, the game has developed differently over different countries in the world. Some believe an automobile engineer named Lucien Rosengart was the inventor of the game, while others believe that the game originated from a man named Alexandre de Fiesterra while he was recovering in the hospital from the Spanish Civil War.

When it comes to playing the game and foosball rules, these have changed over the years for each country. For example, American tables tend to be made of mahogany while French foosball is often played on a linoleum surface. While the American tables tend to enable players to win with sheer power, the German tables tend to focus more on ball control.

Why Foosball Will Never Get Old

Now that we know just how cultural foosball can be, it’s time to look at the reasons why this is one of the greatest games in the world! While we know that foosball is fun, there are a variety of reasons why this game has stood the test of time.

Foosball is affordable. One of the best things about this game is that it’s easily accessible. Tables can range significantly in prices, from expensive wood units all the way to incredibly affordable tabletop versions. Because the game is so cheap to get started in, there are options for just about anyone who’s interested.

You can play with others in this multiplayer game. If you’re not familiar with the game, you may not know how much fun foosball can be for groups. Because the rules are relatively simple, anyone can be taught the basics of the game in just a matter of minutes, and with team play, multiple people can join in on the fun.

Gameplay is relaxing. Because foosball is a game that requires little prep, the game can regularly be played without too much exhaustion. As a result, many choose to play the game after a long day of work or school. While it’s a great way to socialize with your friends and family, the mental health benefits of this game are impressive – positive social interaction in combination with relaxation can transform a bad day to a good one in a matter of matches.

Whether you’re a casual player or a regular foosie, you have to admit that foosball is an easy sport to love. Its versatility allows people to own a table without a massive investment of money, and the social aspect that comes with the game can have a huge benefit even to the most socially-awkward player. All in all, there’s no doubt that this game will be around for years to come.

Six Hollywood Movies to Watch

Every year thousands of movies are released in the Hollywood. These are some of the best Hollywood movies that one must watch during their lifetime.

Shawshank Redemption

This has to be the best Hollywood movie ever. The movie depicts the story of a man who has been imprisoned for the crime that he didn’t commit. The protagonist of the movie does the best one could do in such situation. He keeps his faith in the almighty alive instead of cursing his fate. He dreams of a paradise filled with pleasures in a situation where an ordinary human being would succumb to the insensitivity of nature.  The movie signifies the power of hope as the prisoner is eventually successful in realizing his dreams.

God Father Trilogy

The God Father trilogy is undoubtedly the most influential Hollywood movie of all times. The movie has immensely inspired the entire generation of filmmaking. The movie shows the gang war between the mafias of America. The impressive performance by the actors Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino adds to the greatness of the movie.

Inception

Both the audience and the critics were marveled by the movie. The movie is a piece of great imagination and creativity. The concepts of limbo and dream are meticulously depicted in the movie.  The brilliant script was backed by equally brilliant performances by Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy.

Schindler List

The movie is based on a true story of one Oscar Schindler who had managed to save many jews from the atrocities of the Nazis during the second world war. The realistic, hard-hitting and powerful portrayal of the script successfully struck a chord with the audience. The movie won the Academy award in 1993 for the best picture.

Fight Club

Fight club is regarded as one of the manliest movies all times. The movie was directed by David Fincher and features stars like Bradd Pitt and Edward Norton. The entire movie is filled with rebellious concepts. The thought-provoking twist at the end of the movie is worth watching.

Interstellar

The sci-fi movie delves into the concepts of black hole and life on other planets. Christopher Nolan has quite vividly depicted the entire idea. This movie has repeatedly been rated as the best movie of the 21st century by the audiences.

There are many other movies that are worth watching, but these can’t be missed. You can watch these movies at lower prices by using Bydiscountcodes.co.uk discount codes.

Icons and Legends of Hollywood on View in NYC

This week New York film fans and prospective collectors have a unique opportunity to check out an array of props and costumes from Profiles in History’s upcoming ‘Icons & Legends of Hollywood’ auction. The auction, set to take place in Los Angeles June 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, features over 2000 pieces dating all the way back to the silent era.

I got a chance to take a tour of this exhibit which opened yesterday to the public and will be on view through Saturday, May 19th at The Society of Illustrators located at 128 East 63rd Street.

Besides showing costumes from stars of Hollywood’s golden era such as Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Groucho Marx in startlingly pristine condition, some of the props on view are among the most iconic in Sci-Fi history.

I was first shown Ripley’s spacesuit from the first Alien as well as a helmet worn by John Hurt. They were joined in this show by Ripley’s flamethrower from Aliens, apparently an actual flamethrower!

For children of the 80s and 90s however, I think the real highlights of this collection might well be Michael J Fox’s hoverboard from Back to the Future: Part II (a hole is in it of course because Marty ripped the handle bar off of it), Richard Attenborough’s amber-topped cane from Jurassic Park and a rather roughed up biker jacket from the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arrival in The Terminator.

This show is truly just the tip of the ice berg for this massive auction which has memorabilia ranging from just a couple hundred dollars to those soaring with estimates over $100,000. However if you’re only looking to drop a couple bucks to take a look at these items up close but not take home, do not miss this show!

The exhibit will be open to the public:
On Tuesday, May 15th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
On Thursday, May 17th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Friday, May 18th, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
On Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Located at The Society of Illustrators 128 East 63 Street New York, NY 10065.

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Movie-themed Spin-off Industry Take Over

The majority of us enjoy a good movie and there is nothing quite like settling down to enjoy the latest block-buster whether we are viewing it on the big screen or enjoying it in the comfort of our own home with family or friends.

Our love of the movies has led to a great many spin-off industries that range from clothing and toys to memorabilia and collectibles.

One of the more lucrative spin-off industry’s that have benefited from the movies is the, movie-themed slots offering players all the excitement of the slots game as well as providing them with a taste of their favorite movie.

Licencing agreements with the movie producers enable the games developers to produce those movie-themed slots games that include authentic images as well as a good selection of music and video clips from any one particular movie. Not only are these games great for the films enthusiast they also contain some of the most original slots features too, a plus point for the avid slots player.

For instance. Gladiator the movie that helped to make Russell Crowe a household name picked up 5 Oscars, and the slots (by Playtech) allows you to step once more into the arena and relieve some of the most exciting parts.

Featuring authentic sound effects and clips from the original film, characters include Commodus, Gracchus, Juba and Proximo this great action slot features 5 reels and 25 pay lines with the added bonus of a brilliant progressive jackpot prize.

But it’s not only action movies that make it through to the slots sites too as you can grab your thunder buddy and build up to a great entertaining and enjoyable experience playing Ted. This fun slot is a 5 reel and 20 pay line game created by Blueprint Gaming, and of course, it based on the foul-mouthed teddy bear himself! Over flowing with special features this highly entertaining slots from the movie also has a big money bonus besides free spins to win.

In fact, there are a whole host of movie related slots including Man of Steel, Terminator 2, Planet of the Apes (which is licensed by 20th Century Fox) and Top Gun to name just a few, and accessing these great games can be done from bingo sites for UK players. These sites are fully licensed and regulated and have to adhere to strict laws laid out by the Gambling Commission which means that you can enjoy your favorite movie themed game in total safety and security.

What is for sure is that no matter what your favorite movie happens to be whether Marvel or DC, or one of Steven Spielberg’s famous films like Jurassic Park then there is sure to be something to suit the majority of tastes out there, and as there is no shortage of great films being produced we can look forward to many more spin-offs to enjoy.

 

Reading a Book vs Watching a Movie

Different people have different personalities and preferences. Some prefer reading while others would rather watch. Both have some similarities and differences. This article is, however, going to focus more on the differences between reading a book and watching a movie. Generally, when reading, we personally create visual images of unfolding as they happen in the narrative, whereas when watching, a visual image is already created for us. Books tend to be more exploratory and expressly bring out emotions, feelings, and expressions of its characters.

Pictures Vs Imagination

While movies utilize pictures as their key tool in storytelling, thoughts and imaginations dominate in reading books. Books involve a narrative that is used to create visualizations of what the character actually looks like, their feelings, emotions, and expressions. Reading is more personalized and leaves more room for creative imagination. It enhances one’s ability to create and imagine characters in their own perspective. Reading, therefore, has a more personal appeal as opposed to movies. However, when watching movies, the director takes charge of your thoughts by using sound and visual effects to skew the way you see and feel things. Movies tend to eliminate entirely the individual creative imagination within us. All you have to do is simply sit back and wait to be wowed by the director.

Time Factor

Whereas in movies time consumption is efficiently limited, reading books can considerably take a lot of time. It may take days or even weeks to finish reading larger volume books. A standard movie takes only around 2 hours to watch and conveniently packages most of the content that would have otherwise taken you longer to grasp from reading a book. The visual appeal in watching movies effectively translates the characters feelings and emotions to the watcher. It is way easier to multitask while watching a movie. However, wholly reading requires undivided attention in order to effectively grasp the content. Generally, books are time-consuming as opposed to movies.

Content Depth

Unlike books, movies tend to be shallow. Most directors cut out bits during movie production to ensure it fits the predetermined time duration. The actors simply portray the emotions of the character via their body postures and facial expressions. Books, on the other hand, are more comprehensive and thorough. They allow readers to better understand the characters by eliciting an internal dialogue in a reader’s mind. Readers better understand the actions and motivations of the characters.

Social Aspect

Watching movies is highly social as opposed to reading books. Movie theatres are a great hang out place where you get to spend quality time with friends. You get to laugh, cry, and even freak out depending on the emotions of the movie. This experience greatly helps strengthen the bonds between you and friends. On the other hand, reading books is not social at all! It is an entirely private and personal act that is best done away from others. If you read a lot, then you definitely spend most of your time alone, away from family and friends.

These two different forms of media share some similar interesting aspects to enhance content delivery. For instance, they both seamlessly incorporate symbolisms, themes, flashbacks and foreshadow in storytelling. Both reading books and watching movies have obvious benefits of their own that cannot be overlooked by either divide. Identifying these benefits in each medium is very important. It is a key towards having a better movie watching or book reading experience. If you are looking to buy a new book or a movie, consider applying discount code at your purchase point checkout to get yourself a great bargain!

How to Get the Best Deals on Gaming Consoles

When it comes to gaming consoles, there is no doubt whatsoever that there are only three real contestants out there trying to give each other a run for their money. These are Sony’s PS4, Microsoft Xbox One and of course the Nintendo Switch. Each one of them is unique in a way that divides gamers, giving them the feeling that they can’t quite find a specific feature they get from one console in another. It is clear that these consoles have worked really hard on what sets them apart from each other as their number one marketing strategy. With the features that these gaming consoles bear, there’s no doubt that you’ll need to hit your savings hard to acquire one. However, if you’re keen enough, you can lower the amount you spend on one by getting the best deals available.

 

Here’s how you can get the best deals on gaming consoles.

Lookout for discounts, coupons and promo codes

Gaming consoles are generally costly. However, with the right information, you can land the best deal in town. For instance, there are several online stores that every gamer that wants to slash their cost of acquiring a gaming console should know. These stores facilitate the sale of the consoles at much lower prices than you’d get anywhere. They also give coupons and promo codes to their customers. Besides, they offer discounts on selected gaming consoles. One such store is GameStop. With this option, you’ll buy your gaming console at a ridiculously low price.

Wait a bit longer before buying

The price of games drops quickly after the launch. To get a better deal, all you should do is to exercise a little patience. For example, if you can wait for a week or even a month after the launch, you’ll buy the console at a better price. But if you choose to take a longer wait, you will get even a far better deal. Remember, as time lapses, the demand for the gaming console goes down, and so is the price.

Avoid buying during the launch

All merchants would want to capitalize on the excitement that comes with the launch of the gaming console to make a kill. On the other hand, a majority of the gamers would want to be among the first people to lay their hands on the console. As a result, so many people flock the stores to get themselves a gaming console. Therefore, due to the excitement of the launch, the price of this gaming accessory gets to its peak. Thus, to cut the costs, avoid buying this device at this time. For example, looking back at Xbox One X, in just two weeks, it was possible to purchase the game console and several games at the price of the console at launch.

Pre-order the accessory before launch

Contrary to the early advice not to buy this device on the first day of sale, you can take advantage of the pre-order vouchers and discounts to get it at better prices. If you’re lucky enough to team up with other gamers, you can exploit the multi-buy offers to lower the costs further.

Buy a used game console

There’s no argument against the potential to save lots of cash when buying used gaming consoles instead of the brand new ones. There are multiple companies out there that offer these games at a fraction of the cost of the new ones.

Make use of rental services

It beats logic to own a gaming console when you can significantly cut down the costs by renting one. Renting can cost you just a fraction of buying a new one. All you need to do is visit a rental store and choose one of their rental plans, and they’ll ship the console to you. However, to maximize on this option, you need to do your math well and pick the best offer that saves you the costs you were avoiding in the first place by not buying a gaming console.

With current features all three gaming consoles offer, it’s easy to figure out which one offers you the best deal on performances, console price, and subscriptions. Therefore, to get the best deals on gaming consoles, it is vital to consider the options we’ve discussed in this article, and who knows, you could end up hitting a “jackpot”. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which console lines you pick from, but which one gives you the best gaming experience at reasonable costs.

Writing a High-Quality Essay

Essay is one of the easiest type of papers to produce. College professors like to test students’ knowledge asking them write such papers. Although in general writing an essay is not a big deal, some students still struggle with it.

That is why today, many students in Australia buy essays online. They find reliable companies who offer academic writing services. Students simply google write essay for me and order the task from academic writing companies for moderate price. On the other hand, writing seems hard only to inexperienced newbies, and learning it is totally possible.

Features of a Good Essay

Essay writing requires some time and efforts. To produce a proper one, much accuracy and analytical thinking is needed. Here are some characteristics of a good academic essay:

  • It has to be analytical. Every paper requires the student to analyse the data. You can systematise the data, or make an experiment. Both can be described in an essay. In any case, critical approach is needed.
  • It has to be written according to academic style. The students has to use specific vocabulary and syntax to make the writing clear and comprehensive.
  • It has to be written about the subject that interests the student. The professors usually let the student choose the topic for an essay. Passion for subject usually helps produce better results.
  • It has to be based on factual material. Even if the the essay is written in Philosophy it has to be based on reliable and relevant sources. Each conclusion has to be justified by the opinion of the known philosopher.
  • The paper has to be formatted following one of the academic formatting styles, like MLA, APA, etc. It means that your essay should have appropriate looks.

These are the some of the main characteristics of a good essay. This type of academic writing is very interesting to produce. If you have never wrote for college, it is the right time to start with an essay.

Essay Structure

For any type of academic paper, right structure is crucial. There are structural elements that are obligatory for each academic paper. Some parts can be different. Here is the good structure example:

  • This part has to state what you write about. It has to show that you master the knowledge in the field. It has to justify that the problem you write about is problematic and needs the resolution. Most essays should also provide a thesis statement, that is the main claim of the essay and is put as the last sentence of the Introduction. Also, Introduction should not exceed 10-15% of the total word count.
  • The main body. You have to include your core ideas into this part. You have to explain what your think about specific problem. It is the longest part of an essay which usually contains several paragraphs or even several sections.
  • This is an essential part for every paper. It has to present the analytical conclusions of the author. Whatever conclusions you make, it is important to justify them. This section does not have to be too long.
  • The reference list. Any essay, unless it is totally personal opinion paper or response paper task, should include references and be based on relevant sources. It will show you used literature to develop your essay. The list should be properly formatted as well.

These structural elements will make your paper a good one. To write the fine academic paper, you have to be passionate about the subject. You also have to know in detail the academic writing guidelines. Practice continuously, and your will succeed in academic writing.

 

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CINCO DE MARIO: The Countdown is on -One Month Until Cinco de Mayo, as MARIO LOPEZ Announces His Newest Endeavor

Mario Lopez expands his brand across the US, one weekend at a time.

LOS ANGELES (April 5, 2018) – As the Cinco de Mayo countdown begins, Entrepreneur, Emmy® Award-winning host of nationally syndicated “Extra” and the nationally syndicated iHeartMedia radio show “On with Mario Lopez”, will bring a new kind of fiesta, “Cinco de Mario” to a city near you.  Cinco de Mario will feature authentic Mexican food and drinks, margaritas, micheladas, craft beers and more.  Lopez is known for his fun-filled, contagious energy and it’s no secret that he loves his Mexican heritage.

Lopez has partnered with Rick Phillips of RND events to launch Cinco de Mario nationwide. “Rick is the best in the business and I know with Rick, these events will be stellar,” says Lopez.

Rick’s Arizona Taco Festival was the first taco festival ever organized. Today, the event has grown into a two-day spectacle with over 40,000 people attending, and over 60 restaurants competing.  It also includes a wildly popular tequila expo that’s viewed by tequila companies as a premier collection of 100 top brands. Out of the gate, this was the most successful inaugural event ever produced in Scottsdale, AZ. “People love a fiesta and Mario knows how to party.”  Said Rick.

Lopez loves his heritage and continues to seek out authentic products to bring to the market place.  Most recently he joined forces with Oscar de La Hoya to bring Casa Mexico Tequila to the forefront.  Cinco de Mario represents the best Lopez has to offer.  “I’m all about working hard and playing hard.  If you know me, you know that good food, drinks, music, friends and family are what I have always been about.  I’m just bringing them together in one spectacular traveling event.”

The Cinco de Mario Tour

Starting in Scottsdale, where the Lopez-branded event debuts, Cinco de Mario will take Lopez’s team and his brand nationwide, stopping at select cities along the way.  Lopez adds, “We plan on expanding the brand across the nation, in places from Los Angeles, California to various cities throughout Ohio, Texas, Florida and more to start.  Now is the perfect time to showcase the positivity and glory of Mexican heritage throughout the U.S. and the world.”

Fiesta time!

Come get your feast on!  Cinco De Mario will have culinary offerings that range from food trucks to resort chefs dishing out tacos, tamales, and other gourmet Mexican fare.  Other features include an authentic Mexican Mercado, fabulous Mexican bands, Mariachi, Ceviche Bars and more.

www.cincodemario.com

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez continues as host of “Extra,” the Emmy® Award-winning entertainment news program, for the show’s 24th season. This will be Lopez’s tenth consecutive season as the show’s host, after co-hosting “Extra’s” weekend edition since January 2007.

A man of many trades, Mario Lopez has the overwhelming desire to always keep active. Mario is the two-time Emmy-winning host of “Extra” a nationally syndicated daily entertainment show. Concurrently, Lopez is the host of the nationwide iHeartMedia radio shows “On with Mario Lopez” and “iHeartRadio Countdown with Mario Lopez.” Lopez has also launched a YouTube channel called “The Lopez Family.” Created alongside Awestruck, the channel features his wife Courtney, their two children, and their two dogs. He can currently be seen as the host of the new CBS live-action game show “Candy Crush,” based on the popular mobile game.

Not only does Lopez have a proclivity for the entertainment industry, he is also an avid sports fan. He has taken his love of sports, specifically boxing, to the next level as a host of the iHeartRadio podcast “The 3 Knockdown Rule,” which is also featured on the FOX Sports Radio website.

In September 2014, Lopez released his first autobiography, “Just Between Us.” In his memoir, Lopez shares his successes and disappointments, never before-told stories and family values. Lopez became a New York Times best-selling author with his healthy eating guide “Extra Lean.” In May 2011, he released the follow-up to “Extra Lean,” entitled “Extra Lean Family.” This new book featured recipes and tips beneficial to the entire family. Additionally, Lopez penned “Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness,” a best-selling fitness book that offers readers a look into his impressive workout regime; “Mud Tacos,” a vibrant children’s book he co-authored with his sister Marissa; and “Mario & Baby Gia,” a children’s book he wrote for his daughter Gia. “Mario & Baby Gia” is currently being developed into an animated series.

No stranger to rigorous routines, Lopez danced his way to the finals in the third season of ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” Shortly after, in summer 2009, Lopez successfully completed his first run on Broadway, starring in the long-running hit musical “A Chorus Line” as the beloved character Zach.

Mario was named the Alumni Ambassador of Fitness by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), joining the ranks of some 25 other prominent alumni, including Denzel Washington and former President Bill Clinton in the organization’s BE GREAT campaign. Via the campaign, Mario helps bring to light the major issues affecting today’s young people, including the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and the key role community-based organizations like BGCA play in the positive development of children.

Even with all his other ventures, Mario is still in love with acting. Lopez appeared as Dr. Mike Hamoui on eight episodes of F/X network’s popular show “Nip/Tuck,” Lopez’s run on the series bringing an instant and well-deserved cult following. He previously starred in the highest-rated program in ABC Family history, “Holiday in Handcuffs.” He also starred opposite Mark Consuelos in the made-for-TV movie “Husband for Hire,” the most-watched program ever on the Oxygen Network.

Mario currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Courtney, their daughter Gia, and their son Dominic.

 

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Film Review “Baaghi 2”

          

Baaghi 2 is the sequel to the movie Baaghi with the same male lead Tiger Shroff but the female lead being replaced by Disha Patani for Shraddha Kapoor. It is an action thriller film and it is the remake of the film Kshanam, a Telugu movie. The movie revolves around the soldier Ronnie and fights against drug tycoons and gofers to save the daughter of his former girlfriend.

As the movie is worth a watch, so you can check out PVR movie offers on online ticket bookings and enjoy your tickets at very affordable prices.

Star Cast of Baaghi 2

Tiger Shroff: Handsome Hunk Tiger Shroff is a Hindi film actor but he is also very famous for his dance and stunts. He made his debut in the film Heropanti for which he was nominated for Filmfare best debut Actor-Male and won 5 awards including the IIFA and Big Star Entertainment award. He also appeared in 3 music videos in which he was admired for his dance moves.

Disha Patani- Disha Patani grabbed the hearts of all young boys after she appeared in the film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. Being the heartthrob of teenagers, she won several awards for her role in the film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. She appeared in a music video along with Tiger Shroff.

Prateik Babbar: Prateik Babbar is an actor who has appeared in films like Dum Maro Dum, Ekk Deewana Tha, Aarakshan and more. He is playing the role of an antagonist in the film.

Manoj Bajpayee: Manoj Bajpayee works predominantly in the Hindi film industry but has also appeared in Tamil and Telugu. He is also playing the antagonist role in the film.

The film is directed by Ahmed Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala produced the film under the production title Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. Ahamed Khan is also a producer, choreographer, writer, and actor.

Critic Review of Baaghi 2

Baaghi 2 received mixed reviews from the audience. While some claim the movie to be one of the best action movies, some feel that the action is slightly slower paced. The first half is completely different from the second half. The movie and Tiger Shroff tops in jumping, kicking, punching, wielding knives, bombs, and guns but falls when it comes to emotion.

The Times of India states that the movie is little long and they could have improved the taut screenplay and editing.  Bollywood Hungama claims that Tiger’s performance is spectacular and extraordinary but the screenplay is not engaging and convincing. The cinematography of the movie is eye-catching and the songs are just okayish.

The Indian Express reviews the movie as a trouble with full-on masala film in search of a plot is clear in the way the film unfolds. Though the film is a remake of the Telugu film, the fillings are all strictly Bollywood: the attempt to create difference gets diluted. The NDTV states that Tiger Shroff roars and Disha Patani is pretty but the movie is like 2.5 hours of stunt sequence.

The story of Baaghi 2

The film starts with two masked men brutally attacking Disha Patani ( Neha) and at the same time, we have the introduction of Tiger Shroff who is an Army officer (Ronnie aka Ranveer Pratap Singh) in Kashmir.  Then the hero is established as brave and fit army officer along with his love for the nation. The story of the film begins when Neha calls Ronnie and explains her attack and also asks him to help her out as her daughter would be kidnapped.

Then comes the flashback of Ronnie and Neha who meet each other in college. This is the part which has cute songs and cliche dialogues and we come to know the backstory of the two leads. Once the action sequence begins, we are taken to another level. The action scenes are the ones which set the mood of the film. Whatever may be the fight, Ronnie always saves the Indian Flag and proves that he is a true patriot. We are then introduced to the two antagonists of the movie, Manoj Bajpayee (Shergill) who plays the DIG and also Prateik Babbar (Sunny), who is a drug addict and Neha’s husband’s brother. Randeep Hooda plays the roles of a humorous cop. The plot starts to reveal around midway of the film where we come to know that Ronnie isn’t dealing with a simple kidnapping. There’s a series of crime that unties, one action sequence after another. Deepak Dobriyal as always stands out with his performance and he plays Ronnie’s assistant.

The film ends with Ronnie solving all the mysteries behind the kidnapping and finally saves Neha’s daughter.

Star Performance in Baaghi 2

Tiger is given more than enough to work with. The action scenes he performs are so real and there are high-voltage stunts galore and shows us how the action was meant to be. The story only highlighted the performance of Tiger Shroff and they did not utilize the Randeep Hooda and Manoj Bajpayee. However, Deepak Dobriyal gave the best performance in the movie as always.

Direction and Music Review of Baaghi 2

Baaghi 2 is loaded with action and drama but the script is badly written and crummy direction by Ahmed Khan makes it a dreary matter. The lack of strong direction from has caused in both the antagonists feint a bit.

The movie has 6 soundtracks. The background score is composed by Julius Packiam and the music is composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon, Gourov-Roshin, Sandeep Shirodkar and Pranaay Rijay. The album was released on T-series on March 20, 2018. The songs and music are good but they disturb the flow of the film. For a detailed review of music read the link below.

http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movie/baaghi-2-2/songs/music-critic-review/

Box Office Collection of the movie

The box office collection of the film is higher than expected. The movie earned Rs 25.1 crore making it the biggest single day and opening day of 2018 beating Padmaavat. After the first day, the collection slowly went down by 20%. Then gradually the collection decreased. The movie became the 2nd highest Opening Weekend grosser on Box Office to collect 73.10 crores. On an opening day, Baaghi 2 made 2.11 crore in UAE.

Trivia and Rating of the film

Here are some interesting trivia about the film

  • Tiger Shroff went to Hong Kong to train martial arts under Tonny Ching to be perfect for his character Ronnie.
  • Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani made an eccentric entry in a helicopter at the trailer launch of the film in Mumbai.
  • This is the first film for the rumored lovebirds Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.

The film was rated 2.5/5 stars by The Times of India and 1 out of 5 stars by Hindustan Times. IMDB gave a 3-star rating on 5 and Rotten Tomatoes a 2 star on 5.

How to book tickets

You can go to the theatre and book or you can just book it through pvrcinemas.com. It is always better to book your tickets and get your seats reserved beforehand. The following are the steps to book tickets for Baaghi 2.

  1. Go to pvrcinemas.com
  2. Enter your login details and choose your city.
  3. Then search Baaghi 2.
  4. Then select the number of seats and choose the seats you want.
  5. Then proceed to pay or enter the promo code if you have any.
  6. Then select your mode of payment.
  7. Once the payment is done, you will receive the message with the booking details.

Conclusion

Baaghi 2 amazes you but it is not well-structured.  The story has many loopholes. But the film stuck to its genre. If you are someone who loves action films, then you would not be bored of the film. This film is for action lovers and you can surely kill time watching the movie.

 

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