Blu-ray Review “Charlie’s Angels (2019)”

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Patrick Stewart
Director: Elizabeth Banks
Rated: PG-13
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Run Time: 118 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Some films you can just tell from the trailers that they were going to be terrible…this one surprised me a little. It’s been 16 years since the “Charlie’s Angels 2” and no one was really screaming for another sequel in the “Charlie’s Angels” franchise, but we got a new one. Meet our new Angels: Kristen Stewart (“Twilight” franchise), Naomi Scott (“Aladdin” 2019) and relative newcomer, Ella Balinska! Honestly a great gang of girls. They are kick ass together and definitely give some life to this reboot. I definitely didn’t hate this film. It had solid action despite having some issues. I didn’t feel like this film knew what it wanted. Was it a sequel or a reboot? Either way if you are looking for some brainless fun, this film is worth checking out.

Official Premise: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose investigative agency has expanded internationally. The new Angels are among the world’s smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe. Under the guidance of Bosley (Elizabeth Banks), the Angels have to protect a revolutionary technology from becoming weaponized. They will have to rely on each other as their assignment becomes increasingly treacherous and even those closest to them can no longer be trusted.

The 1080p transfer on this Blu-ray is solid enough and definitely showcases the beautiful shooting locations in the film. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track also works well with the action and gives the film a large scale feeling. Personally though, the 4K Ultra HD release includes The IMAX® Enhanced 4K Ultra HD™️ edition features digitally remastered content presented with High Dynamic Range and DTS:X® audio for a more immersive at-home entertainment experience. So that would be the more preferred way to view this film.

The specials included are decent and worth checking out if you enjoyed the film. There is a pretty funny Gag Reel with never-seen-before bloopers that show this must have been a fun shoot. There are five deleted scenes included as well as the music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel” featuring Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey, which was made for the movie itself. Fun song and definitely a great collection of talent here.

Lastly there are four behind-the-scenes featurettes included. The first “Stronger Together: The Sisterhood of the Angels” features the Angels and how they got into their roles. “Elizabeth Banks: As BOSSley” features Banks discussing not only acting in the film but also writing, producing and directing. “Warriors on Set: Angels in Action” focuses on the biggest action scenes from the film including stunt rehearsals with the cast. And the last one “Tailored for Danger: Styling the Angels” focuses on the costumes, hair and make-up. Overall solid features.

Blu-ray Review “Parasite”

Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Lee Jung-eun, Jang Hye-jin
Distributed by: CJ Entertainment
Running time: 132 minutes

Film: 5 out of 5 stars
A/V: 5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

Director Bong Joon Ho has been on my radar since “The Host”, and “Snowpiercer”. Two amazing movies that the average viewers have never seen but hopefully that will change now. “Parasite” made history as the first Korean film to be nominated for an Oscar®. The film received six Oscar® nominations and ended up winning not only Best International Film but also Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay. This film is definitely the underdog and deserved everything it got. It is a very unique and original film and I am glad to see it get the attention it deserves.

Featuring incredible must-see performances from the entire cast including Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), Lee Sun Kyun (A Hard Day, Paju), Cho Yeo Jeong (The Servant, Obsessed), Choi Woo Shik (Okja, Train to Busan), Park So Dam (The Priests, The Silenced), Lee Jung Eun (Okja, The Wailing) and Chang Hyae Jin (Marine Boy, If It Snows on Christmas). Everyone in this cast does an amazing job. I am huge fan of Song Kang Ho and I am glad to see him back with director Bong Joon Ho. I would definitely call this film an ensemble cast. Literally outstanding.

Official Premise: In PARASITE, meet the Park family, the picture of aspirational wealth and the Kim family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kim’s sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

Technically this release is amazing. The 1080p transfer is gorgeous. The colors are simply gorgeous. According to IMDB, this film was shot at a resolution of 6.5K and finished at 4K and then downscaled to 1080p. But simply, this film just looks beautiful. The Korean language DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack is the only audio option on the disc. There is no dub track only English subtitles are included. This is the way to watch the film anyway. I wouldn’t want to see this dubbed. The score works well with this track also. It is just simply perfect. Overall, in terms of technical merits this release deserves a big major thumbs up!

Despite the amazing A/V on this release, personally I am a bit disappointed in the Blu-ray release for “Parasite”, I feel like it was rushed to release. It also didn’t get a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release, which is a bit sad. With the way this film was shot it would be amazing in 4K. It is though available to stream in 4K Ultra HD if that is your thing, just not on disc. Also the special features aren’t very special. There is only one extra included on this Blu-ray disc, which is a Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho. It is worth watching if you enjoyed the film but I was really hoping for more. I don’t think anyone expected this film to do what it did. Hopefully there will be a re-release of this film in 4K Ultra HD in a nice steelbook release in the future.

Patrick Hinds’ Hit Podcast “True Crime Obsessed” Expands Brand With New Series “Obsessed With: Abducted In Plain Sight”

The New Podcast Hosted by ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ Documentary Director Skye Borgman and Co-hosted and Produced by Patrick Hinds to Reveal Never-Before-Heard Information About the Case

Los Angeles – (February 10, 2020) – Patrick Hinds, one of the creative minds behind the hit comedy/true crime podcast True Crime Obsessed, today announces the formation of Obsessed Network and its first production, spin-off podcast series Obsessed With. Obsessed With will commence with the release of the first season titled Obsessed With: Abducted in Plain Sight. Diving deep into one of the most shocking and controversial documentaries in recent years, the new podcast will be hosted the film’s director Skye Borgman and co-hosted and produced by Patrick Hinds, and will feature chilling never-before-heard audio from the film and new interviews with the documentary’s producers and subjects – including Jan Broberg herself, whose story is told in the film. All four episodes of the podcast, which will strike a more serious tone than its predecessor True Crime Obsessed, will be available across major podcast platforms and on ObsessedNetwork.com on March 2nd, 2020.

Over the course of four episodes delivered in a binge, Skye and Patrick will go deeper into the case revealed in Abducted in Plain Sight. In the podcast, Jan Broberg addresses her father’s sexual encounter with her kidnapper, her father’s sexual orientation, and the world’s vitriolic reaction to her parents after the release of the film. The podcast will also include audio recordings of the kidnapper’s audio journals that were recovered by the FBI, the kidnapper’s wife sharing her thoughts on her husband’s more virtuous qualities, and more.

“After audiences around the globe were captivated by the original documentary, they still had many questions,” said podcast host and director of Abducted in Plain Sight, Skye Borgman. “There are so many untold stories I wanted to share. Collaborating with Patrick on Obsessed With: Abducted in Plain Sight provides an opportunity to expand upon the documentary. And, I get to hang out with Patrick Hinds!” 

“I became literally obsessed with Abducted in Plain Sight, so to work with Skye Borgman on the first large-scale project for Obsessed Network outside of our original podcast is thrilling,” said Patrick Hinds, creator of Obsessed Network.  “If you thought the documentary was wild, just wait until you hear the never-before-made-public recordings this podcast will unearth.”

About Obsessed Network:

Obsessed Network, created by Patrick Hinds, comprises a collection of some of the best true crime podcasts on the internet, including “True Crime Obsessed,” the upcoming “Obsessed With” series, and a forthcoming project with journalist Maggie Freleng. Obsessed Network is headquartered in New York City.   

Joker, 1917 and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Lead Winners for the 9th Annual Media Mikes Awards

Now that the Oscars dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at how we here at Media Mikes, readers and writers alike, voted for our top cinematic achievements of 2019 in our 9th Annual Media Mikes Awards

“Joker,” Todd Phillips’s dark look at the origins of Batman’s greatest enemy, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s fable about the summer of 1969 and Sam Mendes’s enthralling WWI drama, “1917”, topped our lists with two awards each.

“Hollywood” took home the big prize as the year’s Best Picture and also nabbed Best Supporting Actor award for Brad Pitt. “Joker” earned wins for Joaquin Phoenix as Best Actor as well as Best Original Score, written and composed by Hildur Guðnadóttir. “1917” earned the award for Best Director for Sam Mendes and was also recognized for its cinematography by the legendary Roger Deakins.

Additional winners included Reneé Zellwegger as Best Actress for her portrayal of Judy Garland in “Judy” and Scarlett Johansson as Best Supporting Actress for her work in “JoJo Rabbit.”

“Toy Story 4” was chosen as the year’s Best Animated Feature.

This year saw more than 3,000 readers submit their choices in the seven top categories, check out the complete list of our winners below

Reader Voted Awards Went to…

Best Picture – “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Best Director – Sam Mendes, “1917”
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”
Best Actress – Renee Zellweger, “Judy”
Best Supporting Actress – Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Best Supporting Actor – “Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Best Animated Feature – “Toy Story 4”

Awards chosen by our Media Mikes writers went to…

Best Original Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, “Parasite”
Best Adapted Screenplay – Greta Gerwig, “Little Women”
Best Documentary Feature – “David Crosby: Remember my Name”
Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins, “1917”
Best Original Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir, “Joker”

Composer John Williams, who recently earned his 52nd Academy Award nomination, was name the recipient of this years Media Mikes Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who voted!

PEARL JAM RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS”

INCLUDING MYSTERIOUSLY TITLED VIDEO “DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS” MACH I

“Dance of the Clairvoyants”, the first single from Pearl Jam’s forthcoming album, Gigaton, is now officially available. Listen to “Dance of the Clairvoyants” HERE

“I can’t tell you how proud I am about this group of songs, ” explains Jeff Ament. “As you know, we took our time and that benefited us taking more chances. ‘Dance’ was a perfect storm of experimentation and real collaboration, mixing up the instrumentation and building a great song, and Ed writing some of my favorite words yet, around Matt’s killer drum pattern. Did I mention Mike’s insane guitar part and that Stone is playing bass on this one?  We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.”

To accompany the single, Pearl Jam have released mysteriously titled video “Dance of the Clairvoyants” Mach I. Watch the video HERE.

As previously announced, Pearl Jam will release their much-anticipated eleventh studio album, Gigaton, on Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records on March 27, 2020 in the US. Internationally, the album will be released and distributed by Universal Music Group. Produced by Josh Evans and Pearl Jam, Gigaton marks the band’s first studio album since GRAMMY award-winning, Lightning Bolt, which was released on October 15, 2013.

Gigaton is available for pre-order now at http://PearlJam.lnk.to/GigatonPR.

Must-see football documentaries of the decade (2010-2019)

Football is the world’s most well-known ball game in quantities of members and observers. Straightforward in its chief standards and fundamental hardware, the game can be played anyplace, from authentic football playing fields (pitches) to recreation centers, lanes, school play areas, stops, or seashores. Football’s administering body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), evaluated that at the turn of the 21st century there were roughly 250 million football players and over 1.3 billion individuals “intrigued” in football; in 2010 a joined TV crowd of in excess of 26 billion watched football’s chief competition, the quadrennial month-long World Cup finals. 

The appropriate response until football is back for the season is a classic narrative. Here are the most elite on Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube to keep you ticking over until the genuine stuff begins.

Planet FIFA – 2016 

Barely any TV storylines are as drawing in and fascinating as corruption. The distinction here is that it was all extremely, genuine. Defilement at football’s administering body was for some time suspected however was near on difficult to demonstrate. Enter the FBI. In 2015, US examiners revealed instances of across the board defilement inside the association, at last prompting the ruin of FIFA president Sepp Blatter regardless of his urgent endeavors to stick to control. This documentary, accessible on Netflix, digs profound into the obscure dealings of the association and investigates what components prompted such guile on an at no other time seen scale. 

All or Nothing: Manchester City – 2018 

An eight-section arrangement itemizing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on their constant walk to the principal ever 100-point season in the Premier League. The Amazon Prime unique gives watchers a knowledge into the brain of one of the best ever mentors and in the background film from one of the footballing world’s top clubs. 

Sunderland Until I Die – 2018 

Following transfer to the second level of English football, this Netflix arrangement follows the unerring enthusiasm of the Mackem unwavering as the club attempts to fight off calamity as back to back assignments. It records the highs and lows of outstanding amongst other upheld clubs in England in an arrangement Sports Illustrated portrayed as “notably better than the rest.” 

Trainer! – 2013 

Follow the hardships of three hopeful German football trainers as they look to manufacture a way into the world of instructing. This Netflix documentary lifts the cover on how the Germans’ way to deal with instructing in the DFB preparing program has prompted a supported time of greatness with the national group. A pre-Liverpool Jurgen Klopp is likewise included, giving broad understanding into his strategies and practices. 

Gascoigne – 2015 

An imperfect virtuoso, Paul Gascoigne was maybe the most capable English player of his age. In any case, few have encountered such elevated highs and weakening lows as Gazza. This full length dramatic documentary, accessible to purchase on YouTube, investigates the life and times of the man from Gateshead, including remarks from regarded figures in the game, for example, Jose Mourinho, Gary Lineker, Wayne Rooney and then some. Check out the 

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Take the Ball, Pass the Ball – 2018 

Barely any clubs summon the glimmering recollections and crude feeling that Barcelona brings. From Cruyff to Messi and Maradona to Ronaldinho, the names travel every which way, however the famous red and blue striped shirt lives until the end of time. For a time of four years under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola, Barcelona created the best club football the world had ever observed. Follow their voyage during the Pep years on YouTube as Messi, Xavi, Puyol, and co. looted 14 trophies in only four seasons.

MYRKUR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM FOLKESANGE COMING MARCH 20 ON RELAPSE RECORDS

REVEALS LEAD SINGLE “ELLA

Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Myrkur (Amalie Bruun), journeys into the heart of Scandinavian culture. Through Bruun’s crystalline vocals, an array of traditional instruments and storytelling, ‘Folkesange’ offers listeners an immersive, emotional and transcendent experience that resonates in today’s turbulent times

Photo By Shawn Brackbill

Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, Folkesange.

Due out March 20 via Relapse RecordsFolkesange relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect.

Today, Myrkur has unveiled lead single and album opener, “Ella” which she explains is “the result of years of studying, playing and listening to traditional Nordic folk music. This is my version of a new folk-song, with roots planted in history and in the past. It is my ode to mankind and our connection with nature – a rite of passage as a woman and a rebirth-ritual in the sea.”

She continues, “Three years ago I decided to share a video where I performed an old Scandinavian folk-song on the nyckelharpa. After this I realized that I had a strong need to create an album within this universe and that other people also wished to hear this. So I started working on picking out what old songs to reinterpret as well as write my own version of this. Ella is this.”

Listen & Share: “Ella” (Official Audio Visual) via YouTube Here
Listen & Share: “Ella” on all digital platforms Here

On Myrkur‘s first two full-length studio albums (2015’s M and 2017’s Mareridt), she recast black metal in the most personal yet expansive of terms, their blending of Bruun‘s Danish folk roots with tempestuous internal struggles breathing new life into a subgenre whose followers can be rigidly possessive.

After the nightmare-induced visions that wrought themselves throughout 2017’s immensely acclaimed MareridtFolkesange offers an emotional sanctuary, a means to reconnect to something permanent and nature-aligned. It’s an awareness that’s become deeply bound to the album’s organic, regenerative spirit.

Storytelling, rites of passage, and the invocation of a continuity that passes through time and generation are all part of folk music’s tapestry, and Folkesange taps into all these currents in their most essential form. In part a purist’s approach to the genre, free from over-interpretation and fusion, the use of Kulning (an ancient Scandinavian herding call) and traditional instruments throughout, such as nyckelharpa, lyre and mandola offer adeeper, more tactile connection to their source, an unbroken line of communication back to the past.

But the album is no museum piece; it resonates in the here and now, aided by the spacious production of Heilung member and musical collaborator Christopher Juul. Cinematic yet intimate, Folkesange exists in a state of boundless reverie, bourne by string-led drones, cyclical, elegiac rhythms and Bruun‘s frictionless voice, all carrier signals for deep-rooted, ancestral memories, and associations felt on an elemental level.

An immersive experience in its own right, but also belonging to a wider, pagan folk-based renaissance that has attracted a devoted following worldwide, Folkesange answers a need that has become ever more pressing in turbulent times. A zeroing in on a resonance that is both intrinsic and enduring, it’s a rediscovery of personal grounding, and an experience that reaches beyond culture to remind us of a shared, deeply rooted inheritance. A tuning fork that binds the personal and the universal, Folkesange is a reminder that the most transcendent experiences are those closest to home.

Folkesange sees its release March 20, 2020 via Relapse. There will be several limited deluxe vinyl versions available.

For more info and to pre-order, go here . “Ella” is available today on all streaming services here.

Album Artwork By: Hans Dahl

MyrkurFolkesangeRelapse RecordsMarch 20, 2020
Pre-Order Here

Track Listing

1 – Ella

2 – Fager som en Ros

3 – Leaves of Yggdrasil

4 – Ramund

5 – Tor i Helheim

6 – Svea

7 – Harpens Kraft

8 – Gammelkäring

9 – House Carpenter

10 – Reiar

11 – Gudernes ViljeVinter

Myrkur Live Dates:

07/09 – 07/11: Gefle, SE – Gefle Metal Festival

08/05 – 08/08: Jaroměř, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival

Review: Wicked the Musical – A Brilliant Retelling of the Classic Story

Wicked the musical first opened on Broadway back in 2003. Since then it is one of the top-grossing musical of the twenty-first century. The production features several elements that make it a mega musical. Which includes its spectacular visual effects, musical themes, and capable cast.

Overall, wicked is a masterpiece which navigates us around racism against what’s different. It remarkably presents to us a retelling of a story we all are used to love but never paid attention to its other perspective. Its protagonist a socially isolated class and how impressive a bond can be to remove such differences. It speaks to its audience by telling a fresh and progressive story.

For more information

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Wicked the Musical – Storyline:

Wicked the musical is an inspiring adaptation of a classic story and movie “The Wizard of Oz’. The 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum and the film is a production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The story we all know is the story of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. However, this musical sheds light on a slightly different person ‘The Wicked Witch of the West’. For those who had not seen the musical before can get tickets from tickets4musical.com. The musical shows the relationship of Glinda, the Good Witch, and Elphaba, the wicked green witch. They meet for the very first time at the Shiz University and from there grow into characters we know from the original story.

We can say that the story empathizes Elphaba. An outcast and shamed witch only because she has green skin. She possessed unusual magic skills perhaps that is the reason nobody was willing to accept her. Yet there are some truly kind and loving people still alive. Who despite the initial awkwardness accepted her and offered their hand in friendship.

Wicked An Audience Favorite To Date:

The musical has broken every record of musical theater. Since opening, it’s been loved and has had many successful, long-running productions all over the world. Which includes on Broadway on the West-End, and one to many tours.

The show is a must-see and shines through in every scene, every staging. The overgenerous shine of the stage during musical’s #1 score ‘One Short Day’ is incomparable. Plus, the attire of the cast during this song fabulously detailed with gowns and suits complements the scenery. Another same popular show is the Lion King musical https://www.tickets4musical.com/the-lion-king-tickets of same time.

The scenes where Glinda descends in her fascinating bubble from the ceiling, and at the start of the show in her breathtaking gown will always be our favorite.

Every moment, every character brings the fantastical world of Oz to life. The whole group of cast and creative have such bright energy that shines through their work and captivates the audience. 

Wicked The Musical – Achievements:

The Wicked Broadway original production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2004. Which includes Best Musical, Book, Orchestrations, Original Score, Choreography, Costume Design, Lighting Design, and Scenic Design. It also received two nominations for Best Actress the same year for Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. The award was for their respective roles as Elphaba and Glinda. In which, Menzel won the award.

Then the show went ahead and won the Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design and Best Costume Design. In the same year, it won 6 out of 11 Drama Desk Awards nominations. Which included Outstanding Musical, Book, Director and Costume Design. Moreover, the production has also received 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Aside from this, the original Broadway cast received the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Awards And Nominations Received According To Subsequent Productions:

Wicked’s West End production received 5 Laurence Olivier Award nominations. Later it won the Audience Award for Most Popular Show at the 2010 award ceremony. Likewise, the original Australian production won 6 out of 12 Helpmann Award nominations, counting Best Musical. Jesus Christ Superstar is also the best show now a days and its cheap Jesus Christ Superstar tickets can be purchased online.

Critical Acclamations:

Other than receiving nominations and reward the musical has been widely acclaimed by critics. Entertainment Weekly magazine entitled it the Best Musical of the Decade. While Variety magazine called it “a cultural phenomenon”.

In the Entertainment Weekly’s list of The 100 Greatest Characters of the Past 20 Years, the character of Elphaba was ranked at #79.

Conclusion:

Wicked the musical offers an experience that leaves a mark in your hear for a lifetime. As I mentioned earlier it is one of the longest-running show but despite all that, each experience is fresh as it was the first time. From the original cast member to ensembles and new troupes every single one of them is iconic.

Each of them offers their own respective grace to their characters. Still, they work together to bring the production to success. Despite its bittersweet ending, the show a nice reminder to treat each other with kindness and accept them without judgment.

If this review piques your interest I suggest go and watch the show right now. Click Here to Get Your Cheap Wicked Tickets from Tickets4musical. Pick your favorite seats and have fun experiencing a no-hassle purchase.

Casinos in Films

With the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip, there is little wonder why casinos feature in so many Hollywood blockbusters. They offer a riot of lights, noise and most importantly, loads of money which appeals to most people’s sense of escapism. Caesars Palace is a famous film set and has seen over 27 films shot in its iconic walls, how many do you remember? Here are a few movies that took advantage of the stunning backdrop of Caesars Casino to jog your memory.

The Hangover

Lead character Zach Galifianakis strolls over to the reception desk and utters the now famed words, ‘Did Caesar live here?’, laugh all you like, but you might be surprised to learn just how often the front of house staff get asked that question every day. Both The Hangover and The Hangover Part III feature on-location shots at this popular casino to compliment the action of the films.

Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr has made several outings as billionaire turned superhero Tony Stark aka Iron Man. It was the first of the films, in 2008, that used the backdrop of the main entrance to Caesars and saw Stark doing what he does best, seducing a stunningly beautiful reporter right outside the building.

Rain Man

Many people missed the fact that this 80’s hit actually featured Caesars Palace, with two huge names taking the leading roles and four Academy Awards under its belt. Tom Cruise was seen teaching his autistic brother played by Dustin Hoffman how to dance. This scene was filmed in the Emperors Suite, and even now, people still ask for and refer to it as the Rain Man Suite.

The Only Game in Town

If you are looking for one of the first films to pick the casino as a location filming, then look no further than The Only Game in Town. This classic hit featured Warren Beaty and Elizabeth Taylor and was shot in 1970 and is highly recommended if you haven’t seen it.

Dreamgirls

One location that everyone can paint a mental image of, is the stunning Caesars Palace showroom. It was here that Effie White, played by Jennifer Hudson, belted out the love song, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going’. The film was made in 2006 and secured Hudson an Oscar for her performance; it remains a massively popular film to this day.

Tickets Now On Sale for Jurassic World Live Tour–an Unparalleled and Thrilling Live Arena Experience Jurassic World Comes to Orlando’s Amway Center January 17-20, 2020.

Did the holiday season sneak up on you? Here’s an idea: give the gift of a dino-mite holiday experience! After all, experiences make the perfect gift because memories last a lifetime. And all dinosaur fans will enjoy seeing Jurassic World come to life in a live-action touring arena show. Return to Isla Nublar and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, alongside Blue, the mighty T. rex and more when Jurassic World Live Tour roars into the Amway Center. The show for kids of all ages plays in Orlando January 17-20, 2020.

Tickets are now on sale for Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans in the Orlando area. With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life against a backdrop of captivating scenery where dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than 40 feet in length,take center stage. The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs,each custom built with the latest technology, scientific precision and Hollywood studio quality. With scale, speed and ferocity, the animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs deliver colossal,edge-of-your-seat, live entertainment unlike any other dinosaur experience.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable score adds to the larger-than-life, immersive journey that will captivate fans of all ages. Through a combination of projection and practical scenery, the arena will transform into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley and scientists work to unravel a corrupt plan and save an all-new dinosaur from a terrible fate. With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authenticstory line,this show is guaranteed to make memories that will last another 65 million years.

About Jurassic World:

From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist.Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World.

About Feld Entertainment:

Feld Entertainment®is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Sesame Street Live!, DreamWorks Trolls The Experience and Jurassic World Live Tour.Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit www.feldentertainment.com for more information.

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JINJER Announces 2020 North American Headline Tour Dates Featuring Support from Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder

Beginning April 23 in San Francisco, CA | Tickets on Sale this Friday, December 6

New Album, Macro, Out Now via Napalm Records – Get Your Copy HERE!

In support of their masterful latest full-length album, Macro, Ukrainian progressive groove metal front runners JINJER have just announced their next headline tour of North America. The tour, dubbed the “Tour of Consciousness”, will present an exciting line-up – featuring support from metal mainstays Suicide Silence and emerging heavy-hitters Toothgrinder. The tour will begin on April 23 in San Francisco, CA and will come to an end in Denver, CO on May 23. Additionally, the tour will include stops at massive festivals such as Sonic Temple and Epicenter.

Tickets will go on sale to the public this coming Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM local time via all individual venues. Pre-sales for Citi members are available today, and pre-sales via Ticketmaster, Live Nation and local venues will be available tomorrow, December 4, beginning at 10:00 AM local time.

Tickets and VIP packages will be available at http://jinjer-metal.com/

JINJER bassist Eugene Abdukhanov says: “We are simply over the moon! Our last tour of North America was real fire and now we’re coming back to give you even more! More new songs, better sound and stages, and louder shows! On top of everything, we are proud to have our friends from Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder on board for the whole run. It will be fantastic.”

CURRENTLY CONFIRMED NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Support from: Suicide Silence and Toothgrinder
4/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore
4/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
4/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
4/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom            
4/28 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
4/29 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
4/30 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall               
5/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Epicenter **Festival
5/3 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa                       
5/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
5/6 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
5/7 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore Silver Spring
5/10 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl             
5/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
5/13 – Nashville, TN @ TBA               
5/15 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple **Festival
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
5/17 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues           
5/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Filmore Minneapolis
5/20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater                 
5/22 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
5/23 – Denver, CO @ Summit

JINJER is currently out on their nearly completely sold out tour of Europe, performing songs cut from Macro and fan favorites. See below for all currently confirmed European tour dates.

EUROPEAN MACRO TOUR 2019 – Remaining Dates
Special Guest: The Agonist
Support from: Khroma, Space Of Variations
03.12.19 UK – Manchester / Academy 2 *SOLD OUT*
04.12.19 UK – Bristol / Thekla *SOLD OUT*
06.12.19 FR – Paris / La Machine *SOLD OUT*
07.12.19 FR – Annemasse / Chateau Rouge
08.12.19 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex *SOLD OUT*
10.12.19 ES – Murcia / Garaje
11.12.19 ES – Madrid / Mon
12.12.19 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra *UPGRADE*
13.12.19 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.19 IT – Milan / Magazzini Generali *SOLD OUT*
15.12.19 CH – Zürich / Dynamo
16.12.19 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
16.12.19 AT – Graz / Dom Im Berg
18.12.19 AT – Vienna / Simm City *UPGRADE*
19.12.19 HR – Zagreb / Tvornica Kulture *UPGRADE*
21.12.19 SK – Bratislava / Majestic
22.12.19 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
# w/ The Agonist only

MACRO AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020
03.03.20 AU – Adelaide / Lion Arts Factory
04.03.20 AU – Canberra / The Basement
05.03.20 AU – Melbourne / Max Watts
06.03.20 AU – Sydney / Manning
07.03.20 AU – Brisbane / The Zoo

MACRO OVER LATIN AMERICA TOUR 2020
10.03.20 SV – San Salvador / Buhos
11.03.20 GT – Guatemala City / Rock Ol Vuh
13.03.20 MX – Monterrey / Cafe Iguana
14.03.20 MX – Guadalajara / Foro Independencia
15.03.20 MX – Mexico City / Hell & Heaven Festival
17.03.20 CR – San Jose / Peppers Club
18.03.20 CO – Bogota / Ace Of Spades
19.03.20 PE – Lima / La Oficina Bar
21.03.20 CL – Santiago / Blondie
22.03.20 AR – Teatro Flores
24.03.20 UY – Montevideo / Blast
27.03.20 BR – Limeira / Bar Da Montanha
28.03.20 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club

[photo by Tementiy Pronov]

Film Review: “Animal Among Us”

ANIMAL AMONG US
Starring: Larisa Oleynik, Erin Daniels and Heather Tom
Directed by: John Woodruff
Not Rated
Running time: 1 hr 30 mins
Uncork’d Entertainment

“This is a movie about a monster.” Author Roland Baumgarner’s (Christian Oliver) first and only successful writing venture found him fame by exploiting the mysterious deaths of two young girls at the family owned Camp Merrymaker. His novel helped to simultaneously draw curious and fanatical Sasquatch hunters to the area and cause the camp to shut down. Years later, Roland is living his own personal blasé-suburban nightmare and, without a sophomore success to his name, has resigned himself to teaching creative writing to a group of uninspired young writers.

     When Roland receives a strange fan letter in the mail – inviting him to return to  Camp Merrymaker for it’s grand reopening – he jumps at the opportunity to use the event to get his creative juices flowing. However, upon his arrival, he quickly realizes the proprietors of the camp, sisters Anita and Poppy (Larisa Oleynik and Christine Donlon), shouldn’t rush to open their gates to guests just yet. As hidden agendas and bloodied Sasquatch investigators emerge from the depths of the woods, Roland finds himself spiraling into the kind of real life terror that, incidentally, would make for a great book.


      Director John Woodruff is a lifelong genre fan and has crafted his first feature film with his bleeding monster kid heart on his sleeve. It’s filled with loving nods to a variety of classic horror films with all the key players of a traditional summer camp slasher present: the foreboding, woodsy atmosphere, creative special effects, the short shorts, the badly behaved counselors and the looming ever-present threat of death but “Animal Among Us” finds its own unique and emotionally honest voice by weaving in themes of obsession and revenge. It’s never exploitative or gratuitous, explores marital relationships with refreshing albeit uncomfortable honesty and stands out by utilizing every minute of its ninety minute run time to expand a creature feature into a multi-layer monster movie that will really keep you guessing who you’re rooting for.

Episode #210 of “Behind the Mikes” is ready for listening!!

This week we talk movies, movies, movies with reviews of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME, THE IRISHMAN, THE REPORT and more!! Want to listen in? Click HERE!

Social casino entertainment – a pleasure or profitability?

For the past few years, the number of casino fans has considerably increased. The diversity of the casino software and a large number of platforms cater for all the tastes of the game «addicts». It seems that handling some online casino websites can bring a good income and profitability. Moreover, it does not require any special technical skills to run a casino business online.

Nowadays, the casino players do not longer need to go to Las Vegas to feel the thrill of tempting the fate. They can do that in one click only. Modern poker client software offers different options, the client’s task is to try some of them out and decide which one is the most convenient. So to say, the client software is various enough to gamble even without turning on your PC. Apart from Desktop and Web Client, there are a lot of mobile applications that yield to no one in the respect of effective functional.

Sometimes we come across the applications developed specially for the mobile operating systems. Meanwhile, the notion of social poker is gaining more and more popularity and recognition as well.

Social casino vs real money expenses

The advantages of the social casinos are obvious. First of all, these games are being played more for pleasure than for money. Because of that, they are not considered to be the gambling games. No material wealth can be won by a client, accordingly, there are much fewer law restrictions and the owners of such client software became the gainers. As long as the casino lover is interested in getting past the levels, they get a huge profit out of such a business. Secondly, you do not need to install any software on your device that takes up a lot of space. And thirdly, last but not least, people can enjoy the games without betting real money. It seems to be a good opportunity for those who want to master casino art and do not want to squander money.

Do not put this out of your head

It is generally known that a lot of people consider casino – even an innocent money-free game – to be a dirty business. But if you have decided to take the chances and try – keep in mind that you’d better follow some basic instructions in order to succeed. First of all, a SEO- and SMM-specialist is a must here. As well as choosing the right contractor of a casino software for your website. And do not forget about the license, we are sure you do not want to spend your first incomes on paying a fine! Good luck!

Jonas Brothers announce 40-city North American tour

JONAS BROTHERS ANNOUNCE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NEARLY A DECADE. HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEBE REXHA AND JORDAN MCGRAW KICKS OFF AUGUST 7 TH 2019

HAPPINESS BEGINS ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY, ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JUNE 7 th

NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2019) — After building overwhelming anticipation, GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio– Jonas Brothers—announce the details for their 40-city Happiness Begins Tour this summer and fall with special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. The announcement coincides with the launch of the pre-order for the band’s highly anticipated comeback album Happiness Begins, as well as the launch of their official merch store online today.

Pre-order Happiness Begins (Republic Records) HERE:
https://jonasbrothers.lnk.to/HappinessBegins

For exclusive items from the newly launched official merchandise store visit HERE:
https://jonasbrothers.lnk.to/HappinessBegins



Produced by Live Nation, the “Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard” kicks off August 7th in Miami, FL and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas and more before wrapping October 20th in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Hollywood Bowl. This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.

American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets through an exclusive pre-sale beginning on Tuesday, May 7 th at 10am local time. Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience—from the best seats in the house, to early access and exclusive premiums. Cardholders may also get the unexpected, because when you use your Mastercard, you never know when you might get a Priceless Surprise. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 10th at LiveNation.com.

“We’re so excited to announce this tour and get in front of our fans again! To kick things off we’ve partnered with American Airlines and Mastercard to offer their cardholders special access and experiences throughout our tour. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we have planned!” – Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots. Fans can register now through Monday, May 6th at 10pm ET HERE for the Verified Fan presale.

Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from Wednesday, May 8 th at 10am local time through Thursday, May 9 th at 10pm local time.

Additionally, TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning Thursday, May 10th at 10am local time through 10pm local time. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com/JonasBrothers or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.

Jonas Brothers VIP packages will be available & sold exclusively through HOST VIP. VIP package details will be announced on Friday, May 3 rd prior to all ticketing pre-sales. VIP packages will be available for purchase on May 10th. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats in first 5 rows, GA First On Floor, B-Stage VIP Bar area, transportation, preferred entrance and more.

Check LaneOne for details.

The Happiness Begins pre-order will include instant grat downloads of the band’s hit singles “Sucker” and “Cool,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning songwriter, producer, and lead singer of the multi-platinum band OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder. The third instant grat titled “Only Human,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Shellback, will follow. Not only will this be the group’s first album since 2009, but it stands out as one of 2019’s most anticipated records.

These announcements set the stage for the boys to light up the Billboard Music Awards tonight with what promises to be a blockbuster performance. The band is expected to perform their first #1 hit at Top 40 radio “Sucker,” which has just clenched its second consecutive week at #1. Be sure to tune in to NBC at 8:00pm ET. Next up, you can catch them on Saturday Night Live on May 11.



“Sucker” now exceeds 445 million global streams to date. During release week, it clinched #1 on Apple Music, #1 on Spotify, and #1 on iTunes in North America. Globally, it reached #1 on Apple Music, #1 on YouTube, #1 on Twitter, and #2 on Spotify, as well as the #1 Streaming Song and #1 Digital Song.

Speaking of making history, the rollout of “Sucker” marked “the first time a band debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this century.” Continuing the runaway success, “ Cool” has notched 70 million global streams and soared to #1 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Music Videos Chart.



Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Friday, August 9, 2019 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Saturday, August 10, 2019 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Monday, August 12, 2019 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
Saturday, August 17, 2019 Boston, MA TD Garden
Sunday, August 18, 2019 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, August 23, 2019 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Thursday, August 29, 2019 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 31, 2019 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, September 8, 2019 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Friday, September 13, 2019 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, September 14, 2019 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
Monday, September 16, 2019 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Chicago, IL United Center
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center*
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Houston, TX Toyota Center*
Friday, September 27, 2019 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center*
Sunday, September 29, 2019 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Saturday, October 5, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, October 6, 2019 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 San Francisco, CA Chase Center
Friday, October 11, 2019 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Portland, OR Moda Center
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Thursday, October 17, 2019 San Diego, CA Pechanga Arena
Friday, October 18, 2019 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, October 20, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
*Bebe Rexha not performing

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