“Deadwood: The Movie” Finally Arrives for Fans

In a world of delivery food, social media, online pokies and photo filters, it is nice every once in a while, to be reminded of simpler times and places. “Deadwood: The Movie,” transports us to one of those forgone times. 

It is project that’s been rumored and waited for patiently over the last decade which finally pulled into the station on Friday, May 31st, amidst the tragic news that creator David Milch is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. Even if you’re not aware of the situation of the film’s creator, there’s an unexpected poignancy in every frame of “Deadwood,” but the miracle of this production is how deftly Milch and company avoid cheap theatrics and emotional manipulation as they provide a satisfingy ending to an iconic TV show. 

Befitting one of the most complex television shows of all time, it’s a rich and well paced 110 minutes of filmmaking that rewards fans without pandering to them. It is the product of someone who has been living with these characters since the show unceremoniously went off the air in 2006. 

If you Loved the TV Series….

You get the feeling that he knows everything that’s happened to them since then, and we drop in on their current lives as if they have gone on as normal while we’ve beenunable to watch. As much as fans have desperately wanted another season or movie before now, there’s something so perfect and beautiful about how this movie came out that makes you glad that it happened this way.

It’s 1889, a full ten years after the actions of  “Deadwood” season three. South Dakota is becoming a state, which means a visit to Deadwood by the villainous Senator George Hearst , who rode off at the end of season three after causing havoc and death in his typical cold hearted way. He, as always, is looking to expand his empire, trying to take land owned by Charlie Utter , and he’s particularly startled to find that his attacker Trixie, whose death was faked, is still breathing.

Meet Up with All Your Fav Characters

Meanwhile, we check in with most of the “Deadwood” familiar faces. Without too many spoilers, characters aren’t all that far from where we left them and yet there’s definitely a sense of time having passed as well. Milch is incredibly smart about how age doesn’t necessarily equate to wisdom, understanding, or drastic change. Time can mellow some antipathies, but it can harden others, and deepen emotions and resentments.

When Alma Garret returns to Deadwood and crosses paths with Seth Bullock there is both a sense of what they once had and that they’ve been happy apart. Both can be true. A vision of a content Bullock family, wife Martha and thier three new children—and seeing a grown Sophia with Alma drives this home.  Milch deftly drops in flashbacks to remind us of what these two once meant to each other, conveying how events can shape us but not always trap us. Seth and Alma moved on, but their relationship was formative. As were the events that transpired the last time that Hearst was in town.

Ten Years Later…

Every one of the performer slides back into the characters that kickstarted their careers as if they had kept them close all these years. A well turn from other long-delayed sequels or reboots in which the passage of time is barely alluded to and certainly not believable if it is. The three year run of “Deadwood” gave us one of the most talented ensembles in TV history and their acting skills allow us to belive the passage of time and real events since the end of season three.

Bullock seems more grounded, Sol & Trixie are exceddingly pregnant, Cochran has the look, feel and attitude of someone who has seen a decade of drama, Joanie has returned to her old ways due to her struggle with her emotional demons—they are familiar and yet they bring the gravity of time with them, repeating old habits without feeling like they haven’t changed or aged at all in the last decade.

And the Star of the Show is…

Well, what about Al Swearengen?!?! I’ll just say that Ian McShane’s show-stealing charatcter does not get the arc or ending that  fans might be expecting. The iconic anti-hero feels like a projection of the writer, as the movie opens with a dire diagnosis from Doc Cochran that practically sidelines the noble cuthroat. 

It’s interesting that Milch choses to turn his most outspoken, aggressive, and popular character into more of a supporting role in the film (which is not to say that McShane isn’t amazing in the film … he is), someone watching the action of the characters around him with a brooding sense that the end is near. 

And in the End

And yet “Deadwood: The Movie” is never the sentimental downer it could easily have been. But don’t expect cock-eyed optimism either. Good men die. Bad men prosper. That’s life. What feels miraculous about “Deadwood: The Movie” is how much it captures the comfortable humanity in between those two extremes. 

It feels like the product of a creator who fully understands that this is his last creation, but even he refuses to end on an easy note. There can be closure without sentimentality. Sometimes we stop bleeding when we heal. And sometimes we stop bleeding when we die.

Top 7 Great Movies For A First Date

So you’ve made an introduction on your favorite date site like this and are chatting about the possibilities of arranging your first get-together. One suggestion frequently arising is to head over to your local theater, where you could snuggle together in the plush seating, refreshments to hand, waiting for the lights to dim. There’s also the more intimate choice of inviting your new partner over for a movie night, where you would have the option of choosing from a vast menu from TV, Netflix, YouTube or even DVDs. The only thing you need debate now – which movies are most apt for a first date? Here are suggestions for seven of the best.

Love Actually (2003)

Featuring an ensemble cast and covering ten separate storylines, writer/director Richard Curtis unashamedly plays with our heartstrings. With the added bonus of being set around the Christmas holidays, you and your partner can laugh at Bill Nighy’s cynical rock star, Hugh Grant’s prime minister dancing around 10 Downing Street, Andrew Lincoln pining after his best friend’s girl, Kiera Knightley, and numerous other engaging plots.

Groundhog Day (1993)

Some of the best romcoms have featured the attraction of opposites. World-weary TV reporter Bill Murray might not seem like an obvious romantic lead, but when he meets the charismatic Andi McDowell, an unlikely event occurs which assists his efforts to win her heart. He gets caught in a time loop. His attempts to engineer events based on outcomes he is already aware of makes for a sweet and inventive comedy, perfect for your date.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Featuring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as an unlikely drag act, forced to impersonate girls in a touring musical troupe while fleeing murderous Chicago gangsters, this is one classic comedy which has certainly stood the test of time. As well as enjoying the brilliant one-liners, the sight of screen siren Marilyn Monroe at the peak of her tragically cut-short career will definitely give you both a warm feeling.

Titanic (1997)

Ok, so there’s nothing guaranteed to hamper your enjoyment of a film more than knowing how it ends. But even although James Cameron’s feature is set aboard the Titanic is it cruises towards its destiny with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, a love story unfolds between passengers Kate Winslet, from the pampered above-deck passengers, and Leo Dicaprio, a streetwise kid from below. The ship’s inexorable voyage to its demise only accentuates the intensity of their feelings. You and your date will need to ensure you have access to tissues as well as popcorn.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hanks received the best actor Oscar for this box office smash, an overview of America’s unfolding 20th-century history, as seen through the eyes of a slow but kind-hearted young man from Alabama. Masterful film editing also sees Gump spliced with real-life footage of US presidents. He does have a childhood sweetheart, but this is more about life affirmation than love and is a captivating drama for your date.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

A perennial story – how does platonic friendship survive natural sexual attraction – is enacted through a series of sparkling encounters between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, including that scene in a New York diner.

The Outlaw King (2018)

US star Chris Pine, best known for playing a young James T Kirk in the Star Trek reboot, makes a much more brooding medieval Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, in this epic drama. It has everything you could ask for in an entertaining date film – drama, tension, sweeping battle scenes, and Bruce’s love for his Queen, Florence Pugh.

5 Biggest Box Office hits of 2019 so far (movies)

2019 is another great year for the film industry. Here the biggest hits in 2019 to date.

Avengers: Endgame

And just like that, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ruled the box office with Avengers: Endgame. The last film in the Avengers franchise, the movie going public went gaga over the story arcs and the turnout of the movie. Directed by the Russo brothers Anthony and Joe, the Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, and Josh Brolin. It grossed USD 357,115,007 on opening day in 4,662 theaters and has earned USD 2.344 billion. Besides being one of the most successful supehero movies, Avenger: Endgame can easily be considered one of best action movies 2019

Captain Marvel

Shown on March 8, 2019 in the US under the direction of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel opened in 4,310 theaters and grossed USD 153,433,423 on opening day. Starring Brie Larson in the title role, Captain Marvel comes as the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It went on to earn USD 1.122 billion in its entire theatre run from a budget of USD 175 million.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Toothless and Hiccup are back! How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World came out in February 22, 2019 and profited USD 357,115,245 on opening day in 4,259 theaters. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and Cate Blanchett lend their voices again in this sequel. It cost USD 129 million to produce this film but it was able to get good money as it took home USD 517.3 million in the box office. You can watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World online via Prime Video & Redbox. 

Shazam

Based on the DC Comics character, director David F. Strasberg presents Shazam! March 5, 2019 saw the US release of Shazam! Starring Zachary Levi and Asher Angel, Shazam! grossed USD 53,505,326 on opening day in 4,217 theaters and has earned USD 357.8 million from a budget of USD 100 million.

Us

Lupita Nyong’o headlines in Us (check where to watch Us online, a psychological horror written and directed by Jordan Peele. Released on March 22, 2019 by Universal Pictures, it earned USD 71,117,625 on opening day in 3,741 theaters. From a budget of USD 20 million, it has a total earning of USD 252.2 million. It is a story of a family of four haunted by their dopplegangers, shadows who share the same spirit as their lookalikes and they have come to free themselves.

The Revival of American Theater

It’s not just television that is currently experiencing a golden age in American culture. The theater too is riding a dramatic upswing, both in terms of creative output and commercial success, attracting younger audiences to plays and musicals alike.

There are probably a variety of reasons for this happy situation. Theater is a medium of immediacy which provides a visceral thrill that can’t be streamed, downloaded or enjoyed later. In theater the action is always happening right now, and you have to be in the audience on the night to experience it.

For decades, theater suffered because it couldn’t win the competition with younger mediums like film and TV. The mistake was to fight these mediums on their own terms. Theater is now winning because it is concentrating on what it does best: thought-provoking live performances. It’s ironic that this great revival of the stage has come at a time when movies and television are also better and more popular than ever.

Breaking new ground

Back in the 1990s the theatrical resurgence began with staged adaptations of popular movie properties like Beauty And The Beast, Mary Poppins and The Lion King. This move succeeded in drawing in a new, younger audience. The likes of Aladdin, The Lion King, Frozen, Mean Girls and Wicked are still going strong, continuing to break their own box office records.

At the same time however, Tony Kushner’s ground-breaking play, Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes (1992) ushered in a new era of American drama that reflects a heightened awareness of identity and intersectional themes of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and class.

Changing times

Brooklyn-born playwright Lynn Nottage is perhaps the best example of those currently working in this tradition. Nottage is the only playwright to have won the Pulitzer Prize for two separate plays. In 2009 she was awarded this coveted accolade for Ruined, which looked unflinchingly at the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2017 she won it again for Sweat, produced by Louise Gund initially at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015, then off-Broadway in 2016 and finally on Broadway in 2017.

Sweat looked at changing economic and industrial patterns, plus familiar themes of race and identity, in one of the poorest cities in the US, Reading, Pennsylvania. The play was seen by many as an explanation for Donald Trump’s presidential victory in 2016 and as such was deemed “The first theatrical landmark of the Trump era” by the New Yorker.

Challenging sensibilities

As well as Nottage, the prolific, inventive and innovative Suzan Lori-Parks has also won many accolades for plays like Topdog/Underdog (2001) and Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts 1, 2 + 3 (2014), both of which look at racial identity and how it intersects with American history. An Octoroon was Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ radical re-appropriation of an 1859 melodrama about race and slavery which won the Obie Award for Best New Play in 2014, while Bruce Norris’ Clybourne Park (2010) viscerally challenged the sensibilities and assumptions of its predominantly white liberal audience.

Younger audiences

Meanwhile the big shows on Broadway continue to break records. In January, Hamilton: An American Musical became the first Broadway show to gross over $4m in one week, while in the same month To Kill a Mockingbird took the highest single-week gross of any non-musical American stage production ever. Both were outdone however by Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, which had the highest single-week gross of any play in Broadway history.

Hamilton is credited with bringing a younger audience to the theater with its rap score and discussion of contemporary issues like race, gender and freedom, despite being set during the American Revolution. It debuted in 2015 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. Many have credited it with the 1.8m increase in attendance at Broadway musicals from 2013 to 2016, and the record-breaking attendances since.

A golden age

The 21st Century is proving to be a golden age for American theater, with writers addressing the urgent topics of today as well as finding new ways to address age-old themes. Meanwhile audiences are flocking to the stage in a commercial revival that few expected, but which contrasts remarkably with the struggles of film, television, print and the music industry to adapt to a digital age where audiences expect entertainment on demand and, more worryingly, free of charge.

Live theater can’t be streamed or bootlegged and at its best offers an experience to be remembered for a lifetime. Right now we are seeing American theater at its best. Those who only get their culture and entertainment mediated via a screen are definitely missing out.       

Online WSOP bracelet seats 50th anniversary

Online WSOP bracelet seats 50th anniversary

2019 is here, and it’s a big year for fans and players of online poker. In 2019, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), celebrates its 50th year – and you know what that means? Big celebrations, big cash prizes, and lots of chances to win a coveted bracelet, that’s what! The event kicks off in Las Vegas (where else?) on May 20th and runs for 50-days until June 2nd. For those of you who can’t make it to Vegas – fear not, there are plenty of chances for you to get in on the action too. In fact, the action is already well underway…

If you’re one of the lucky ones, located in New Jersey or Nevada, you probably know by now that online bracelet events are a big part of this year’s WSOP schedule. Via WSOP.com, you can compete in real-money games, and enter into satellite competitions, which feed right into the tournament’s many events, including the big one – the $10,000 Main Event starting on July 3rd.

The online action started back in January, when the New Year Kickoff Series saw online poker players compete in eight events in a bid to win a chunk of the $380,000 prize pool. Those that placed in the top three had their poker dreams come true when they were automatically granted a place in the WSOP $400 Online Bracelet event scheduled for this summer. In addition, those that missed out on the top three spots but turned up to play in three or more of the tournaments within the Kickoff Series were rewarded for their loyalty by being entered into a Player’s Challenge Freeroll. And, you guessed it, the top three victors in this will gain access to the WSOPs $1,000 Online Bracelet Event, also scheduled for this summer.

Just because you’re not in Las Vegas doesn’t mean you won’t get a tasty slice of the pie. This time last year, we saw online players win huge cash sums. William Reymond defeated almost 3,000 online opponents to take home $154,996 in the $500,000 Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Online Bracelet Event. Ryan Tosoc won a whopping $238,778 in the $1 million Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em Online Bracelet Event and Chance Kornuth won $341,598 in the $1m Guaranteed No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Online Bracelet Event.

Last year there were nine events that afforded online players a crack at winning a WSOP gold bracelet. This year organisers have doubled that number to celebrate their 50th year. Bill Rini, Head of WSOP.com commented:

‘Just like the land-based WSOP, the annual summer series is also the best time for online poker players in the U.S. to chase big prize pools and WSOP gold bracelets. WSOP.com is offering a consistent gold bracelet schedule this year, plus non-stop satellites to both the online and live events, giving players the best opportunity to participate in the 50th Annual WSOP.’

We hope you’ve been honing those online poker skills in preparation for this historic celebration. This could be your year!

3 Best Educational Movies of the 21st Century

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According to research, teenagers and kids spend an average of 4.5 to 6.5 hours in front of screens. Knowing the dangers associated with excessive screen time, parents try to get kids off screens into a more productive activity like study.

What many parents miss, however, is that they could harness the power of movies and channel it to studies realizing even more benefits than those attained from the less-screen time approach. By selecting an appropriate educational film for students, you get to educate them on class issues and get points to stick for even longer.

However, finding a suitable educational movie requires more effort than an online search and watching whatever pops up first. To help you find suitable films for study, here are scrutinized movies recommended by educators for different levels and addressing various subjects.  While at it, consider engaging professionals to get your paper written and score credits in multiple subjects.

America: the study of US

With a plethora of educational films in the historical niche, none excels in narrating the US history like this film. In this 12-series nine-hour documentary film, you are taken through the history of America from its inception to the point it became a superpower.

Unlike other films, this documentary-drama narrates the American history with precision and in an entertaining manner thus increasing the ability for students retaining the information. Among the areas tackled in these movies include the technological advancements in America and how the shaped growth and industry.

The industrial developments, economic progression and the engagements of America in the world wars and the cold war. In the early episodes, the movie shows how America rid itself of the shackles of the British crown rule to gain the independence to govern themselves freely.

Although it covers dark parts of American history, this film does not include gory images and as such can be used for middle school kids.

The Story of all of us Mankind

Apart from being shrouded with many theories and ideologies, the history of humankind can prove a mind-nabbing lesson for students. To ease the concepts for students, this documentary lays down an account of evolution and describes the emergence of governance, metropolis, and superpowers.

As opposed to other educational films on the evolution of man, this film does not incline to any particular evolution theory instead marries various elements to create a flow of ideas and try to figure: what happened.

Apart from evolution, this documentary also shows the socio-political growth and rivalry that shaped the path to development until the current time. Also, this movie covers the challenges that informed the development of tools and other transitioning that early man had to accommodate to survive. Like the former, this is a twelve-hour series that should be studied in bits depending on the topic you aim to address.

American Promise

Unlike the latter and the former that is based on the historical occurrences, American promise is a documentary based on the current society and addressing the societal evils being faced currently.

Set in the school background, this movie shows the gap in the value of education between, African-Americans and white kids. Despite the talent levels of Idris and Seun, the families face a fair share of challenges getting them through the system due to the racism and other circumstances.

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Land-Based Casinos vs Online Casinos: What are the differences? 


It used to be that the only place that people could try their hand at blackjack or test their lucky number on the roulette wheel was a casino hall, made of brick and mortar. As the internet took hold and developers realized the popularity and demand for the likes of baccarat and slot machines, the games started to migrate to the virtual halls of online casinos.

It has been 15 years since the first online casino opened; technology has come a long way since 1994, and online casinos are now in abundance, so much so that online casino comparator websites have arisen to help players to decipher which casinos are the best in the UK. But what are the remaining differences between online casinos and land-based casinos?

The live casino experience

The obvious point to make is that the experience of going to land-based casinos is very different to that of online casinos. Regarding gambling opportunities and the chances to win, they both offer a similar experience, but gambling on a tablet, phone, or computer is quite different to gambling at a real felt table against a real dealer. People will make a night out of going to a land-based casino, enjoying the atmosphere and the chance to move chips and win cash.

With online casinos, the hands-on experience can be somewhat limited by comparison, but the accessibility and ease of use make the online experience more desirable to those who simply want convenient gaming and don’t want the additional expenditure that comes with going to a land-based casino, such as travel, food, and drink. A fairly new section of online casinos, the live casino section, is bridging the gap between the two forms of casino gaming and proving to be very popular.

Enhanced gambling security in-house

The convenience of online casinos can come at a price: that they become more readily available to those who may become problem gamblers. Online gamblers can set betting limits to help to enhance their personal gambling security, but some people won’t do so and will, therefore, expose themselves to possible risks.

Land-based casinos tend to be too far away for many people to find gambling opportunities on a whim, venues will remove any person who appears to be intoxicated, and they will have set maximum bet sizes. Online casinos are local to everyone and currently don’t have overly strict betting limits. Online casinos in the UK are very closely and stringently regulated, but there is a need for new restrictions on the size of bets that can be placed to help stop people from betting more than they can afford.

The variety of games

Land-based casinos are very limited on the number of games that they can host. A land-based casino can only fit as many games as its floor space will allow. On top of this, games need to be purchased, and until quite recently, the only way to upgrade the offering was to buy new games. This is to a slightly lesser extent now that digital slot machines have become more viable, but the issue of floor space and the cost of set-up are still very limiting.

Online casinos boast a tremendous variety of games, offering players chances to win across a whole host of different themed creations and twists on popular games. While online casinos do have their limits in terms of space, those limits are far greater and easier to expand than land-based casinos, which allows them to update the variety of games on offer regularly.

The continued development of online casinos

The online gambling industry is incredibly competitive, which is why websites are always keen to update their offering, add bigger and better games, offer bonuses to players, and improve in other areas as well, including complying with the Gambling Commission’s enhanced stance on consumer protection. There’s only so much that land-based casinos can do because each update will cost more money and will require upkeep.

Online casinos continue to expand the variety of games on offer and grow in popularity while the real-feel experience of land-based casinos is less sought-after, which has led to a decline in venues.

Film Review “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”

Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro
Release date: 10 April 2019 (US)
Running time: 132 minutes

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

I had no idea that back in May of 1998, when I first snuck in to see a film in theaters called “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, that he would end up becoming one of my favorite directors and influencing my interest in film so much. Terry Gilliam has always had a lot of luck with getting his film well receptive. They are always unique and never follow the Hollywood typical bubble that every other film does. Well “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is no different for Gilliam. This was a film that he was trying to get made for nearly three decades. If that shows nothing else it is that the guy was determined to bring this project to life no matter what. Well after it’s long journey to the world, it is definitely worth the wait.

Back in 2000, Jean Rochefort was originally cast to play Don Quixote and Toby was to be played by Johnny Depp (imagine that?!). They even made a documentary about this failed attempt called “Lost in La Mancha”, worth checking out. I have to admit thought, I am HUGE fan of Jonathan Pryce, who also collaborated with Gilliam in his film “Brazil”, another one of my favorites). Pryce nails it for me as Don Quixote. Other than Depp, the role of Sancho Panza has previously had even Robin Williams and Ewan McGregor attached before Adam Driver aka Kylo Ren in the “Star Wars” Universe. I have to admit, if I had a dream cast and out of all the people that could have played Panza Driver probably wouldn’t have been my first choice. Don’t get me wrong, he was good in the film and did the role justice but I wanted a little more from him here.

Here is the film’s official Premise: “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is the story of Toby (Driver), a cynical advertising director, who finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote.  In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

When I watch a Terry Gilliam directed film, you know you are going to get amazing locations, really unique set designs, wonderful costumes and simply the best cinematography. “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” delivers in all of these departments, no question. The film runs a little long for me personally and when watching it with my wife, I noticed she checked out not shortly after it started. I think I appreciated it cause you can see where all the blood, sweat and tears went into this film. You can tell that this was the hail Mary pass at the end of the quarter for Gilliam and I definitely think it was a score!

Speaking earlier of “Lost in La Mancha”, the writers and directors of the film are currently working on a follow-up film, titled “He Dreamed of Giants”, which dives into the history of the film’s making this time around and what has happened since the events documented in “Lost in La Mancha”. Count me in!

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Tips On How To Stay Updated in Pop Culture 

If you are into pop culture, then there’s no running from it. Indeed, pop culture is the center of the current generation. People call it trivial or too mainstream. But they do not understand the whole picture and they are just looking on one part only.

As you become aware of what is happening around you, you determine the context and begin to live in the moment.

Pop culture is a great strategy to keep you updated and your brand relevant. Here are some tips on how to stay informed in pop culture:

Stay Longer on Social Media

One of the quickest and easiest ways to gather information is through social media. Thus, to be on the trend, you must invest your time and stay longer on various social media pages. For example, if you play the situs poker online, try to visit as well their Facebook page.  

It is crucial to know how various social media platforms appeal to age groups. For example, Facebook has the most number of users. However, millennials are moving away from it. Thus, only the older generations are staying to use it.

In real life, most of the teenagers get their pop culture update on Snapchat, Youtube, and Instagram. You can also get most of the news update on Twitter and not on Facebook.

Sign up for Newsletters

As you wake up each morning, you can check your emails. You can have enough information from spending a few seconds at your email digest each morning.

In a similar note, many media outlets create an option for pushing that notification that enables alerts whenever a story is shared or posted.

You can use your best discretion or you can subscribe to it. For example, subscribe to the email list of situs poker online.One to two emails per day will not hurt your morning routine.

Listen to Podcasts

Podcasts are the baselines of pop culture. Often times, these are the source of the topic of pop culture. Today, you can find podcasts on various topics. For example, you can listen to murder mysteries, life advice, or romantic comedies. In most produced podcasts, topics tend to be well-researched.

Indeed, podcasts are not for everyone. If you are not used in learning through an auditory device, then it may be hard for you to follow it.

Participate Actively on Forums

The majority of the websites have forums. This is a great way to find out what’s relevant to your interests. Just a tip, do not exert all your efforts on the meandering conversations because you may miss the gist of the conversation.

To keep up with the forums, it is best to get over your fears with regards to the post. Participate actively in the conversations. There are forums that allow anonymous users where you can participate. This is good if you are to shy to introduce your identity.

Share your Interests and Listen to the Advice of People

Lastly, not all information must come from the internet. You can also ask your coworkers or housemates. Sometimes, it is easier to gather information from your friends and loved ones. Thus, it is best to establish open communication and listen to each other.

Helpful Tips For Shooting A Movie

Creating films is a challenging yet fun experience. Indeed, there are different factors to consider when you shoot a movie which must be combined to create a masterpiece. If you are lucky to have your own staff, the process will be enjoyable and much easier.

But in some cases, filmmaking is complicated and stressful. This can sometimes drive you crazy and sleepless.

But here are some tips on how you can shoot a movie to make your life easier. Meanwhile, you can get the real experience when you grab the camera and work with your staffs. Guides are just theoretical knowledge which is not enough when you don’t put it into practice.

Now, here are helpful tips in the entire filmmaking process:

Select a Theme

Each movie that you create needs a theme. Creating a movie with a good idea is one thing and starting to shoot is another. As such, you must select your theme accordingly. Take some time to conduct your research, study it, and gather information about it.

The question now is, how to choose a suitable theme? The good thing is, a theme can be selected from almost anywhere. The secret is about finding the appropriate one. The world is filled with amazing things to shoot. Go out and explore the world. Choose something that inspires and fascinates you.

For example, you can create a movie about a gamer playing the sbobet mobile on the internet. Then, begin to brainstorm. With brainstorming, you can develop your idea. Jot down your associations and anything that pops in your mind. With this, you will progress amazingly on coming up with an idea.

Research the Theme

Explore more of the theme by digging further details on it. Know all the ins and outs which will aid you to understand how to tackle it. To visualize your theme, you can create a storyboard. Take note,  each detail is important. Thinking and planning about all these details will make your film to be realistic and engaging.

With a film on a gamer playing the sbobet mobile, you can research details online or by interviewing friends.

Then, grab your camera and start rolling. Share your storyboard and the ideas in your mind with the professionals. Do not complicate things and make your story simple. Create a simple story yet a strong film for the public.

Think about the Audience

As you create your film, think about the audience that you have. If you are selecting a theme for a larger audience, see to it that the style and the tone are appropriate for them.

Avoid using improper content and offensive language, especially if the audiences are children. Example of this is violence, sex, and drugs.

Finalize the Script

Finalize your script for the film. Then, break it into pieces and put numbers on it. Next, determine various elements on your script like the characters and locations. As you work on this information, you can now determine the final schedule of shoot.

With the use of this information, you can now formulate a final budget. If you run out of money, you can change the budget or change your script instead.

Enjoy Pleasantries in the Video Gaming World

Working without play makes anyone dull. There’s no good way of passing seconds than when one plays a game. It’s easy to engage in a video game, all you need is a smartphone, or television or a play station.

In today’s generation, video gaming has been revolutionized thus making it extra fun. One can choose any game whether online or offline with real dealers an example of a site is login sbobet.

Engaging in video gaming has proven more beneficial to most people in like reducing stress. Having a game to play with a goal to attain or reach a certain level helps a person forget their worry-some thought and concentrate on something else. Having something to direct all their energy to assists you in becoming a less aggressive person.

Video gaming has been around from advancement in technology.  There’re video games available for youth as well as the elderly. It’s fun to engage in gaming among family as well as allies as it brings persons together which helps them bond.

As a Learning Platform

Engaging in a game has enabled children to improve one’s concentration skills on one thing. This minimizes distraction. Playing cooking video games helps one know different ingredient as they tend to use them within the games. Car race games assist teens to know every aspect of cars easily. This has proven beneficial and when  they are ready to go to the DMV for car testing.

While choosing to video game during weekends, you save yourself the trouble of participating in any vice in a social setting like excessive drinking.

Online games enable an individual to interact with other persons. Through them, a person has the ability to overcome one’s social anxiety. By assuming different characters a person plays with other individuals of the same behaviour.

Video gaming improves a person’s way of thinking. Some are tricky but with concentration and dedication, one can pass a certain level. Games offer educational value to participants. An example is crosswords, puzzles, as well as online chess just to mention a few. One is able to play at the comfort of their home with no ridicule from others in case of a mistake.

However, too much of something can cause an alarm. While engaging in a video game, some end up being too addictive. This forces someone to spend their entire time in front of a screen which might be costly in the long run. There may complain about eye pains and headaches.

They give an individual a competitive urge, it may be good at first but over a period of time a person may think life is a competition thus forgetting about the fun.

Conclusion

In life, there is pressure from work, friend and family. At times one may wonder how to deal with this kind of overwhelming thoughts. It’s quite simple though, engage in any kind of games whenever a person is overworked so as to unwind. Online games can do the work especially if a person is within a Wi-Fi zone, login sbobet is one among many online sites that a person can choose from. With this, you can never be disappointed.

Enhance Your Creativity by Playing Chess Online

Chess is a famous recreational and competitive game played by people of all ages and there are no age barriers to determine the one who should play the game. Also, there are various websites where you can play free chess video games online. For some, you can play chess against the PC by use of an espresso, chess applet or maybe a flash chess program.

Many people talk of the benefits of playing chess; some tend to believe that the game improves analytical thinking while others believe it’s a waste of time. However, playing chess is associated with various benefits.

Some benefits of playing online chess are:

Enrich your life:

Everyone ages with time; therefore, learn to play games that stimulate the mind. This enriches your life as well as gives you a new dimension to your life. By playing online chess, research has also shown that one gets more mature to experience chess to keep the brain cells activated. Sometimes this assists you to reduce the chances of getting mental illnesses.

Stimulate your mind:

Playing stimulating games can lead to staying alert since the game confronts the mind with various problems which require being resolved.

Transforms your thinking pattern:

By playing mentality stimulating games, your pattern of thinking is transformed. Also, by playing online games link sbobet which is compatible with both PC and mobile versions; you get used to looking forward to alternatives to solve issues. The pressure from the game leads to complete focus since no one wants to lose.

Understanding the atmosphere:

Mostly, mentally stimulating games result in an understanding atmosphere as well as the wish to enhance. Every actual chess player needs to improve and learn several mentally stimulating games, versions, and principles. This mindset also applies to real life.

Enhanced concentration:

Chess requires you to concentrate as you play; therefore this leads to enhanced concentration so as to perform well in the game.

Improved visualization:

By playing chess, one could improve their concentration and visualization capabilities.

Increased enthusiasm:

Chess players change the ordinary. True enthusiastic gamers get irritated easily in case they make deadly mistakes. To avoid this, they try as much as possible to avoid mistakes and as well as recalculate options before they make decisions. Since the game requires lots of patience, then any player who lacks such quality is forced to create it to become an excellent player.

Weigh choices:

Chess gives gamers the chance to find alternate solutions as well as think about the pros and cons of various situations.

Concrete evaluation:

Playing chess is an excellent way of teaching you to evaluate situations as the results of making certain decisions. This is applicable to real life situations too; hence your decisions are led by logic and not on impulse.

Think ahead:

Just as in actual life, an individual develops ideas and plans and compares them to ideas that work. Therefore one is able to look at the big picture and not just consider a single option. Also, patterns are as well used in comparison with related circumstances.

There are numerous benefits to playing chess. In addition to the mentioned benefits, there are many emotional benefits acquired by playing chess. As people play, they are able to cope with different experiences which are emotionally useful.

Also mastering the game creates an opportunity for dialogue for players. However, like any other games on link sbobet which is the best link compatible with either your mobile or PC, you will require to spend some time to master it.

Seven Films To Watch Before You Turn 40

Fоr ѕоmе strange rеаѕоn, реорlе gеt a lіttlе crazy whеn thеу rеасh сеrtаіn аgеѕ, аnd thе unfоrtunаtе consequence оf thіѕ madness іѕ thаt еvеrуоnе аrоund thеm аlѕо hаѕ tо dеаl wіth іt. Mауbе thе оnlу thіng ѕоmе people аrе embarrassed аbоut hаѕ tо dо wіth аll thе thіngѕ thеу dіd nоt gеt, аnd thаt іnсludеѕ аnу mоvіе tо wаtсh bеfоrе thеу’rе 40.

It mау ѕееm a lіttlе ѕtrаngе tо mеаѕurе thе vаluе оf уоur lіfе bаѕеd оn thе mоvіеѕ уоu hаvе, оr rаthеr dіd nоt wаtсh, but whеn уоu соmе bасk аnd thіnk аbоut іt, mоvіеѕ tеnd tо bе оnе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt роіntѕ оf іntеrеѕt іn pop сulturе gеnеrаtіоn. If уоu hаvе nоt ѕееn сеrtаіn mоvіеѕ, іt lооkѕ lіkе уоu’vе rеаllу mіѕѕеd ѕоmеthіng important, еvеn іf іt’ѕ аѕ simple аѕ bеіng unable tо tаlk tо frіеndѕ аbоut іt. Take a moment to visit https://www.singapoker.orgfor best poker experience.

Thе truth іѕ thаt mоvіеѕ аrе nоt juѕt сulturаl moments іn tіmе; thеу ѕhоuld bе fun аnd a wау tо slightly forget thе worries оf thе wоrld. Mоѕt іmроrtаntlу, thеrе аrе ѕоmе trulу amazing magisterial сіnеmаtіс achievements thаt аbѕоlutеlу nееd tо bе ѕееn аnd еxреrіеnсеd. Evеn іf ѕоmеоnе dесіdеѕ thеу’rе gоіng tо mаkе tіmе fоr a good movie, thеrе’ѕ rеаllу оnе big problem thеу’ll fасе – thеrе аrе plenty оf movies tо choose frоm.

Year аftеr уеаr, wе аrе hіt bу list аftеr lіѕt оf thе bеѕt fіlmѕ іn vаrіоuѕ саtеgоrіеѕ. Thеrе аrе аlѕо thе vаrіоuѕ “greatest all-time” lists thаt mаkе moviegoers rіdе a lіttlе hіghеr bесаuѕе thеу hаvе ѕееn ѕо mаnу аnd оthеrѕ feel thаt thеу rеаllу mіѕѕеd thе bоаt.

Hаvе nо fеаr! If уоu hаvе a сеrtаіn age оf twо digits whеrе уоu аrе running оut оf thrее аѕ thе fіrѕt number, hеrе аrе a ѕеlесt group оf movies thаt уоu nееd tо wаtсh аѕ fast аѕ роѕѕіblе:

  • Citizen Kane – Considered thе grеаtеѕt fіlm оf аll tіmе, thіѕ fіlm hаѕ bееn thе ѕtаndаrd оf аll thіngѕ cinematic fоr nеаrlу еіght dесаdеѕ аnd hаѕ іnfluеnсеd еvеrуоnе іn thе industry. It’ѕ a “muѕt wаtсh” mоvіе.
  • Schindler’s Lіѕt – Pеrhарѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt thrilling dramas оf thе lаѕt twеntу-fіvе уеаrѕ, thіѕ Hоlосаuѕt ѕtоrу іѕ hаrd tо wаtсh, but уоu wіll hореfullу hаvе a bеttеr appreciation fоr thе humаn ѕріrіt.
  • Pulp Fісtіоn – Quentin Tarantino’s will-power movie thаt sets Hоllуwооd оn fіrе, thіѕ movie іѕ infinitely copyable, responsible fоr thе rеѕurgеnсе оf multiple саrееrѕ оf асtоrѕ аnd ѕеt a ѕtаndаrd fоr fіlm рrоduсtіоn.
  • Pѕусhо – Pеrhарѕ thе greatest horror film оf аll tіmе. Hіtсhсосk knеw hоw tо tаkе thе public оn a wіld rіdе, shaking hіѕ hеаd.
  • Fоrrеѕt Gumр – Sоmеtіmеѕ thе mоѕt unpretentious реrѕоn саn hаvе a frоnt lіnе tо ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt wоrld еvеntѕ hіѕtоrісаllу thrоughоut thеіr еntіrе life аnd bе mоѕt аffесtеd bу thоѕе whо аrе сlоѕеr tо hоmе. Wе аrе аll Fоrrеѕt Gumр.
  • Raging Bull – Indіѕрutаblу оnе оf thе greatest ѕроrtѕ films оf аll tіmе аnd сеrtаіnlу thе bеѕt boxing representation іn thе movies аt thе tіmе аnd nоw. It’ѕ visually fascinating.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey – Althоugh thеrе аrе mаnу wауѕ tо іntеrрrеt thіѕ gеm оf Stаnlеу Kubrісk, thеrе іѕ nо denying thаt іt іѕ undоubtеdlу thе bеѕt science fiction fіlm еvеr mаdе.

Choosing mоvіеѕ tо wаtсh bеfоrе turnіng 40, оr аnу аgе fоr thаt mаttеr tеndѕ tо tаkе аwау thе fun оf wаtсhіng mоvіеѕ іn thе fіrѕt рlасе. Juѕt remember thаt аt аnу аgе, уоu саn relax аnd enjoy a gооd move juѕt bесаuѕе. Remember, уоu аrе оld еnоugh thаt nо оnе саn ѕау уоu саn nоt!

How Technology has improved the Entertainment?

Technology has changed the world of entertainment. You do not have to leave your home and drive all the way to a casino to gamble, all you need is a site like pokerqiu.me and you can play different games and bet without moving an inch. Technology has made entertainment convenient, affordable and even more enjoyable. These are some of the technologies that have changed this world.

1. Virtual reality

Virtual reality, better known as VR is one of the emerging technologies that have changed not only the entertainment industry but a wide array of other industries. It goes all the way from health to the construction industry.

Now, back to entertainment. Today, every kid is looking to upgrade their gaming set up to virtual reality. The zeal comes as a result of the experience that VR brings. Gaming is not the only form of entertainment that this kind of technology is being used. We are talking about theatres too. The experience is indeed not the same. Theme park rides are also another way in which virtual reality is being applied. The list is endless.

2. Apps

Things have not been the same since the introduction of gaming apps. There are tons of apps that gamers can get at no extra charge. We have Candy Crush, Temple Run, and Asphalt 9 and so on. The beauty of it is that one can always enjoy their favorite games even on the move. Your boss doesn’t also need to know that you are immersed in Angry Birds or any other addictive mobile gaming while at work.

That is not all; you have online casino apps that are also integrated with mobile payment apps like PayPal and Click2Pay to enable you to bet and play the roulette.

3. Music

You do not have to pay for an opera show for you to have a feel of the best voices in the world. Today, you can quickly get the music you like by downloading, using apps or on the various music sites available. Today, there is no need to carry around DVDs which were also very delicate to get to entertain yourself with some music.

Thanks to technology things are much better. Albums can be compressed to fit the storage space you have on your phone or a flash drive, and you can carry it around in soft copy and enjoy your music without having a music player. It has also been cheap to access music as all you need is a good pair of earphones.

4. Watching movies and games

Just like music, you do not have to leave your house and buy an expensive ticket to watch Avengers. No. With entertainment platforms like Netflix, you can access any movie you wish from the comfort of your home.

Do you need to go to the Emirates stadium to watch a match? You can live stream a game from your home and place and even bet on https://www.pokerqiu.me as you watch the game live.

How to Choose the Right Console?

Introduction

When buying a console there various factors to consider. If an individual is purchasing a console as a gift to someone and they lack knowledge on several options, one should get to know the core difference between each console to help an individual gets the necessary information before purchasing a pre-owned or new console.

Models of the video game

One of the major ways in which gamers choose a console is by viewing the available games on a certain specific model.  For example, Mario fans need a Wii console to be able to play games starring favorite plumber since Mario is totally exclusive to Nintendo products. Halo fans require an Xbox one other Xbox console so as to enjoy this famous video game and this is the main reason why serious players will purchase an Xbox One. Uncharted and also God of war fans requires a play station either it’s a play station 4 or it’s a 3. Some gamers are not exclusive to any kind of console like fortnite thus it all depends on the gamer. If an individual wants to play the games he or she grew up with, then one can consider NES and be able to enjoy retro Tetris once again.

Video games playability

One factor to always consider is playability. Some consoles feel better in the individual’s hands or controllers or just easy to use and peripherals may be somehow appealing. A Wii provides various fun peripherals such as microphone while Xbox has an option of Kinect motion sensor. However, the gamer can visit baccarat online for detailed information.

Handheld vs. traditional console

A person should determine whether he or she requires a traditional setup or handheld.  A handheld console is easily portable and gaming is made simple and easy.  Therefore this makes it an awesome gift to kids who are busy and require something to occupy them when they are outside the house. Some handheld consoles include; retro game boy and PS Vita.

Gaming Components

Different games need different components and peripherals, therefore some of the accessories needed to make sure that individual gets most of the gaming experience or help to maximize it are;

  • An individual may think of buying additional controller when more than two players are involved. Most consoles usually have two and with some games, more than two players can enjoy together.
  • People should make sure that they get the hookups and cords required to play their consoles. For example, one requires a special device to be able to connect a vintage NES to a newly purchased television so that it works well.
  • Gaming headsets allow kids to game online with their friends, which is fun for the kids and a good way of sharing gaming experience when socializing with friends from any location.

An individual should be able to grab a controlling charging system to enable controllers to be powered up and always ready for use when it is time for the game. A dead or low battery controller can easily ruin the fun. To get more information concerning this one can go togoal55.id for details or support.

Conclusion

Choosing the right console is great for an individual gaming experience. Therefore one should consider the above information when selecting a console suitable for them.

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