Stan Bush reflects on success of “The Touch” in “Transformers: The Movie (1986)”

“Worldwide icon of melodic rock Stan Bush is best known for his song “The Touch,” made famous by Transformers: The Movie (1986). An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, “The Touch” was remixed in 2013 by High Moon Studios for their hit video game Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. It has also been featured on ABC’s The Goldbergs, NBC’s Chuck, FOX’s American Dad, in RBN’s Guitar Hero, Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV and in the motion picture Boogie Nights. In 2014, Stan was inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame.”

Visit stanbush.com to check out great merch and autographs! Also if you are located in the Florida area, Stan will be attending Hero Convention in Fort Myers during the weekend of November 18-20!

Film Review “The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

Directed by: Loren Bouchard, Bernard Derriman
Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal
Distributed by: 20th Century Studios
Release date: May 27, 2022
Running time: 102 minutes

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s crazy to this that “Bob’s Burgers” has been on the air is 2011. 11 years this show has been on Fox spanning 12 seasons and over 230 episodes. If you haven’t watched this show, I highly recommend it. It is one of those shows that you will watch and not want to miss a single line of dialogue because literally each word is gold! “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” works as a long episode of the show and delivers some great laughs. I got to admit, I was nervous if the show would hold up as a feature length film but the jokes don’t get tired and the musical acts in the film carry along everything together.

Official Premise: A ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope as they try to get back behind the counter.

If you are wondering how can I see “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” if I have never seen “Bob’s Burgers” the TV show, well you definitely can that’s for sure. My wife came along to the screening, who has many seen a few clips of the show and had an excellent time throughout laughing and enjoying this movie. Also all the original cast is back for the movie, which is great because they all crack me up. If you are looking for something alternative to see this summer, this film is a great option since it is fairly family friendly and packs some fun songs and non-stop jokes.

“Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection” Heads Home This Holiday Season!

If you are looking for that special gift for that special someone or maybe your favorite family member…then look no further. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the ultimate gift set for any “Sex and the City” fans. See below for full details around this amazing new release. (And don’t get scared off by the MSRP price below, you can find it on Amazon for under $100, see here)

BURBANK, CA (September 2, 2021) — Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all six seasons of the groundbreaking HBO comedy series Sex and the City plus both Sex and the City feature films on Blu-ray for the first time on November 2, 2021. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection will feature 96 unforgettable episodes of the iconic series plus Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 in one, elegant must-own box set. It’s the ultimate collection for any Sex and the City fan! Experience the friendships and the fashion in gorgeous high-definition and catch up on all the episodes and films before the highly anticipated next chapter, And Just Like That…, debuts on HBO Max later this year. Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection is priced to own at $179.99 SRP ($194.99 Canada). Sex and the City: The Complete Series, Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers, and to stream on HBO Max.

Winner of seven Emmy® Awards, and the first cable show to win Outstanding Comedy Series, Sex and the City celebrates the bond of female friendship. It’s a salute to New York City, and a celebration of fashion and style.  It’s a revolutionary series that broke boundaries, changed television and liberated women. Sex and the City set cultural and fashion trends, taught women to have honest conversations about relationships, and showed viewers how to express their individuality through fashion and style. Now fans can re-live every iconic scene of the trail blazing series and films in dazzling, eye-catching high-definition.

Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York-based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. The series also stars cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who’s seen — and done — it all; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, still trying to hold on to the idea of happily ever after; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer and mother Miranda Hobbes, a pragmatist trying to balance the idea of love with the realities of life. 

Special Features*

Includes over 3 hours of previously released special features.

  • Inside Sex and the City
  • Meet the Cast of Sex and the City
  • The Writers of Sex and the City
  • The Fashion of Sex and the City
  • Sex and the City: Real New Yorkers
  • Episode Commentary by Executive Producer, Michael Patrick King
  • Behind-the-Scenes with Patricia Field
  • Farewell Tributes
  • Alternate Series Finale Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Museum of TV & Radio Seminar Series
  • USCAF Writer’s Panel Discussion

*Special features may not be in High Definition.

Digital

Sex and The City: The Complete SeriesSex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are now available to own on Digital.  Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others.       

The Basics

Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection

Street Date:November 2, 2021
SRP:$179.00/ $194.99 (Canada)
Configuration18 BD-50s
Aspect Ratio:16×9 Widescreen
Audio:English (5.1)
Subtitles:ESDH

Best Gambling Moves in Whole Movie History

If you are into gaming and love movies, you must enjoy watching casinos on the silver screen. In this article, we have curated a list of films that have the best gambling moves. Most games such as poker and blackjack, among other card games, have been depicted in these films in an entertaining fashion.

Casino (1995)

“In Vegas, everybody’s gotta watch everybody else.” – Ace Rothstein.

This Martin Scorsese film is the most famous casino movie of all time. It’s exemplary of the mob-controlled casino gaming of Vegas. It stars Robert De Niro as Ace and Sharon Stone as a charming singer. It shows Sin City’s ties to the mafia back in the ‘70s. Ace is portrayed as a super-intelligent gangster guy running a casino. In the seedy world of 70’s Vegas, he prefers doing things the right way. It’s an intricate tale of greed and deception that gradually transforms Sin City into today’s Vegas.

Casino Royale (2006)

This one is for the Ian Fleming fans! Starring Daniel Craig as James Bond and Judi Dench as “M” the boss of MI6, Casino Royale is about a poker game. M sends Bond to Monte Carlo to win a poker game against Le Chiffre, who funds terrorists. It’s amazing to watch the scene when Bond takes down Le Chiffre in the all-or-nothing match.

The Sting (1973)

“If I didn’t know you better, I’d swear you had some class!” Louise Coleman.

If you love card games and horse racing, you can’t miss out on this award-winning fun film by George Roy Hill. In the movie, two grifters played by Robert Redford and Paul Newman con a crime lord. The famous train scene involving the main characters in a classic poker game, is a delight to watch. Paul Newman and Robert Shaw are seen cheating their way through the game in a hilarious way. It’s a lightweight comedy film loved by poker fans everywhere.

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)  

“Making the wrong move at the right time.” – Lancey Howard.

The Cincinnati Kid by Norman Jewison is about a high-stakes poker match between the protagonist, who’s an amateur, and a legendary champion. The Kid who’s learning the ropes wins a few games and begins to get cocky. When pitted against the master player, he realizes that he’s not as great as he thinks. But who wins in the finale? Watch the film to find out more.

California Split (1974)

“Everybody’s named Barbara.” – Bill Denny.

It is a comedy-drama film about a casual pro gambler who befriends an experienced one. Together, both of the friends delve deeper into the shady world of gambling. The stakes keep getting higher, and they need to devise strategies to keep winning; else, they risk losing a lot. The film sheds light on people in this industry and some oddballs.

Rounders (1998)

“Listen, here’s the thing. If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half-hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker.” – Mike McDermott.

Directed by John Dahl, this film has garnered a bit of a cult status among poker fans. This film is a must-watch if you’re a fan of the Cadillac of Poker, also known as no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em. Matt Damon plays the role of a young gambler who wants to reform his life and start as a lawyer. But to help his friend pay off a massive debt, he gets involved in a high-stakes No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em game, much like the ones you can find at your favourite casino website.

The Hustler (1961)

They called him “Fast Eddie“… He was a winnerHe was a loserHe was a hustler.

This film is about The Fast Eddie, who’s a small-time pool player and hustler. He plays against a champion, “Minnesota Fats”, in a high-stakes game. When Eddie loses in the game, it knocks his confidence. He then joins the ruthless manager Gordon to learn the ropes and enters into a re-match with the Fats.

21 (2008)

This film is based on the real-life story of MIT students. Their professor trains them to count blackjack cards. Ben, a brilliant student, joins four other students led by their unorthodox Math professor. Ben needs money to pay his tuition fees, and thus, he goes to Vegas on weekend trips with his group. They make thousands of dollars, which leads to Ben getting greedy to earn more. Ben’s corruption and his changed behavior ultimately put the group on the security’s radar. The entire flick leading the climax is entertaining.

The Gambler (1974)

“Forty-four thousand dollars, Axel. It ain’t just numbers.” – Hips.

This film is about a professor who’s addicted to gambling. He loses all of his money in gambling but doesn’t give up. He borrows money from his girlfriend and mother and plunges deep into gaming, which affects his mental health. He even borrows from loan sharks. Due to his addiction, his mother and his girlfriend quit on him, and the gang chases him. That’s when he decides to win big in the game to pay off the debt and restore his lost dignity. What happens next is worth watching!

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

“Because the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house.” – Danny Ocean.

 This film is about the robbery of three Las Vegas casinos. Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney, wants to pull the greatest heist in history. To accomplish that, he makes a group of eleven people, each with a particular skill to assist in the mission. Their target is to get in and steal $150 million without getting caught.

Honourable Mentions

We hope you enjoyed this list of movies. Some other gaming movies worth checking out are High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003), The Cooler (2003), Maverick (1994), Lucky You (2007), among many others.

Any movie fanatic that has a taste for the casino and gambling life will find that some of the greatest cinematic moments are found in this list.

JUSTIN BIEBER DISCUSSES MOVIE INSPIRATIONS BEHIND “ANYONE” MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY FOR VEVO FOOTNOTES

“I’ve always wanted to do a boxing video, and it made sense for this song being an 80’s power ballad… If you’re not in love, it makes you want to be in love. It’s kind of like The Notebook.” – Justin Bieber

NEW “FOOTNOTES” EPISODE FEATURES “ANYONE” STAR,ZOEY DEUTCH, AND AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR, COLIN TILLEY

WATCH “JUSTIN BIEBER – THE MAKING OF ‘ANYONE’ | VEVO FOOTNOTES”

Deutch, who hadn’t met Bieber until their first scene together on this project, reveals that she had to learn stick shift for the role, wore her own vintage clothing in the video, and improvised the final line, “I love you.”
Tilley and Bieber had discussed the concept for this video ad nauseum, and the song “Anyone” was the perfect fit to play out the storyline they envisioned. “It’s kind of like The Notebook,” says Bieber. Other key visual references throughout the music video include CreedRocky and Snatch

FOOTNOTES OUTLINE:

(0:14) Narration: Justin Bieber released the video for “Anyone” on New Year’s Day. 

(0:21) It stars Zoey Deutch and was directed by Colin Tilley, who has collaborated with Bieber on several visuals, including his recent “Monster” with Shawn Mendes, and “Holy,” featuring Chance The Rapper.

(0:40) Colin Tilley: “Justin and I had a lot of conversations about this concept. We knew it had to take place in the 1960’s. The instrumental and vibe was so nostalgic, it just felt right… Justin wanted to box in it, and it felt right to tell a human story of the real come-up with someone by your side, loving you and supporting through thick and thin. We put together this beautiful story.”

(0:59) Justin Bieber: “I’ve always wanted to do a boxing video, and it made sense for this song being an 80’s power ballad… If you’re not in love, it makes you want to be in love. It’s kind of like The Notebook.”

(1:15) Narration: Zoey and Justin didn’t actually meet until their very first scene together which was this moment, dancing on the beach.

(1:22) Zoey Deutch: “I had to learn how to drive stick shift approximately two minutes before driving very fast alongside him while he ran and raced me. Considering I’m already a terrible driver in a normal car, not a beat up stick shift car; I was a little concerned about Justin’s safety. But we all made it out alive!”

(1:38) Narration: Classic boxing movies such as Creed and Rocky were key references for the video. 

 (1:43) Both Colin and Justin wanted his character to be as real as possible, so Justin spent two days training with a fight coordinator.  

(1:47) Because tattoos weren’t popular in the era the video is portraying, he spent three hours each morning having his ink covered.  

(2:44) The orange outfit Zoey is wearing is something she purchased at a vintage store eight years ago and had never worn.  

(3:04) This moment was inspired by a scene from the movie Snatch.

(3:22) Colin Tilley: “The past year our friendship had gotten much closer. We see so eye to eye on what we love creatively and are both inspired by a lot of the same stuff. Being able to talk about ideas and bounce things back and forth with no judgement is the best kind of relationship. It’s pure positivity.”

(4:12) Zoey Deutch: “The kiss was one take and the very very last shot of the two day video shoot. And I added the “I love you,” because well, why not?”

Do You Know These Famous Movie Motifs?

As a narrative element, a motif can be a powerful tool that supports the main story in a movie. It can come in many forms, such as a physical object, sound design, music, colors, dialogue line, or a symbol. A rose may represent love. A shattered glass usually emphasizes the suspense or foreshadows terrible news.

Many filmmakers experiment with them in their own way, trying to make their vision appear stronger to the viewers. A great example is the use of oranges in Godfather, where the oranges are visible on the screen when somebody is about to be killed. There are also more popular motifs that almost have to be used in a movie from a specific genre or the scenes that take place in particular locations.

Representing London and New York

A good portion of American-made movies is set in New York City. Often we can marvel at unique locations around the famous streets, such as when watching Woody Allen’s productions. One of the commonly recognized objects that we instantly associate with NY is the characteristic yellow cab.

Memorable scenes featuring the iconic vehicles come from the Taxi Driver. A beautiful aerial shot over the series of yellow cars from Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous also comes to mind, as well as Joker’s rampage throughout NYC-inspired Gotham City.

On the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean, taxis do not look especially remarkable. But it doesn’t mean nothing is standing out from the crowd. On the contrary, London’s public transportation system catches the eye with its big red double-decker buses. I’m sure we’ll be able to spot one or two in almost every Brit-friendly motion picture.

Las Vegas lights

Speaking of distinctive places that everybody knows, Nevada’s particular location awakens a familiar feeling in every movie fan. The bright and shiny city of Las Vegas undoubtedly absorbs all the attention when featured on the screen. The colorful neon lights can serve multiple purposes in a film, depending on whether it’s a serious drama like Leaving Las Vegas or a light comedy like The Hangover.

Various casino games can also make an excellent movie motif or even the whole theme. Nowadays, looking for the best online casinos is not too hard. There are many opportunities to play, and the popularity of the games makes people appreciate those moments on the big screen, whether it is a James Bond type spinning a roulette wheel or a bunch of friends having a night out.

The mysterious Orient

A dragon is one of the most important symbols in Chinese culture. It represents strength and power, as well as good fortune. A movie lover should associate the dragon with China, in one form or the other. There are usually little things on locations or people’s appearance, such as jewelry or decorations.

The big ones can often be spotted during festivities and special occasions. There is one in the opening scene of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and another in the form of a huge golden dragon statue in Van Damme’s movie The Quest.

Continuing with the Asian theme, let’s move to nearby Japan. The country may be familiar to us for many reasons. One of them could be its highly developed cities filled with modern technological solutions and almost futuristic architecture. All of that makes for the perfect scenery in sci-fi movies. But it also pairs well with a deeply human side of a story, like in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation.

Covid-19’s Movie and TV Impact

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During the pandemic, many people cannot do some of the things they like most. They might not feel safe about restaurant eating or gym workouts. They also can’t go to movies in many states.

While Covid-19 affects virtually every niche and profession, Hollywood is experiencing unprecedented upheaval. The movie and TV industries are dealing with it in different ways, and it’s fascinating to see it unfold.

Let’s take a look at the current movie and TV business strategies.

Theaters Are Not Releasing New Movies

If you want to take some time catching up on the best motorcycle movies or the best crime sagas, now is the time to do it since you’re not missing anything at your local multiplex. That’s because:

  • Many movie theaters remain closed
  • Open theaters are not getting new releases

A couple of states have some theaters open, but in most of the country’s regions, they remain closed. That is because medical experts fear Covid-19 movie theater circulation. If one person has it, and they sneeze or cough, a single movie showing can become a super spreader event.

Hollywood has what would have been all the 2020 blockbusters ready to go, but they’re not releasing them. They keep pushing back the new James Bond movie, Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, and others.

What Will This Mean for Movies Going Forward?

It’s not completely clear how the movie industry will weather this storm in the coming months and years. We do know that:

  • The industry has lost a ton of money this year
  • They are delaying shooting many new projects

The uncertainty is what’s making things so complicated. If medical experts could give a particular date when they will have a vaccine, Hollywood might feel a little better about its prospects. However, that simply isn’t the case.

Some studios are trying to shoot movies that they want to release in 2021 or 2022, but it’s risky. They’re spending money to pay actors, crew members, stuntpeople, etc., and they’re seeing no profit return at all.

What About TV?

Some TV shows have come back this fall season, including some live-action ones. You have popular ones like Grey’s Anatomy and Law and Order: SVU. These long-running fan favorites shot during the pandemic, and fans are glad to see them back.

However, it was a risk for studios to shoot these shows. Most of them have not reported any major stars contracting Covid-19, but the risk was there, and it still is. That’s why many shows are trying to shoot in remote locations or on closed sets where they can attempt to regulate any possible danger as much as possible.

How Can TV Create Shows Safely?

The TV shows that Hollywood can make more safely than others right now include animated fare such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bless the Harts, etc. The actors can do their voice work from studios with no one else around, and they can do virtual table reads rather than gathering together in person.

We could see more animation and fewer live-action shows if we fail to get the pandemic under control soon. We’ll have to see how quickly America and the rest of the world can produce and distribute a vaccine.

Hollywood’s Future

Everyone expects that we’ll have a vaccine at some point and things will return to normal, or something like it. But even if we see that happen, it might not be for another year, or even later.

Most developmental projects have to remain in a virtual holding pattern. That means many shows and movies can’t shoot, though writers, producers, and directors can at least work on the scripts and try to cast actors for the parts.

It seems as though when the movie industry roars back to life, there will be more would-be blockbusters than ever before competing for market share. We might see a whole year or two worth of potential blockbusters released in just a few months. The studios need to do that to clear the way for upcoming projects.

Studios have already lost money, and they’re going to lose more. They can’t avoid it, like what’s happening with airlines right now.  

We could see major production companies close down. It’s also possible that some people who can’t go to movies right now won’t even want to go back when they have that option again.

In short, it’s a tumultuous time in Hollywood, and there’s tremendous uncertainty among producers, actors, studio heads, and all others in this particular industry.   

The Crucial Elements in the Production of a Sport-based Movie

Experts and sports fans are used to terms such as the box office, Hollywood, and thriller. These are the words used when describing a hallmark moment. You can attend one or two sporting events to have a first-hand experience of this undeniable fact. There is a high likelihood of hearing similar words in a pitch, ring, or court at least once. Sport can be defined through various attributes such as dramatic, visceral, and unpredictable.

The silver screen lights up at the combination of such factors. A feature-length movie can be designed through the blueprint of the narratives, arc, and redemption stories following specific players and teams all through the season. It is hardly surprising that the cinema industry has made several attempts to distill the stories. IMDb has 4,385 film titles that are based on sports. There is a lot of moment in the sports film making business. The greatest ten sports film hits on IMDb have collectively made $1.9 billion.

Even though the subject matter attracts good cash, it is a bit more complex to make a film. For sports films like Goal III: Taking on the World, there will always be a Rocky. In this case, you may want to know the magnificent from the apparent absurd aspects of it. Towards this end, this article has looked at the top sports movies listed on IMDb and explores the exceptional anatomy in some of them.

The realism factor is one that cannot go unattended. There needs to be a possibility of the events depicted in the film happening in the real world. The movie needs to inspire real emotions to meet the popular choice criteria set by makers in the film industry. Winners and losers are two sides of the same coin. It is probably the fact that it creates some similarities between sports film and an online casino. There will be various emotions when you throw in the probability of a defeat.

When done correctly, you can create the perfect sports film guaranteed raw emotions from the audience. For you to sell this aspect in a sports film, you must convince the audience of the realism degree in your story. You could end up with a parody if this side of the show becomes a miss. Amateur setups still have a lot to learn when it comes to achieving a realism level. On the other hand, professional sports are making the cut here with top thirty IMDb sports films going the extra mile to center their stories on professionals.

It is impossible to spot the difference when this is done to perfection. A lead character, Tom Hardy, was involved in fight scenes where he suffered from real physical injuries on his ribs and right arm during filming. Developing stories that have happened in real-life is also another strong selling point for the silver screen. Nothing can be as convincing as something that happened. It is a strong suit exploited by thirty-one films on the list. Real-life stories with a perfect execution are the real jackpot.

“Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against The Universe” to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ on Friday, August 28

BURBANK, Calif. (July 2, 2020) — The out-of-this-world animated movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” from Disney Television Animation, will premiere exclusively on Disney+ Friday, August 28. The soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, will be available the same day. 

Executive-produced by the creators/executive producers of the Emmy Award-winning “Phineas and Ferb” series, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” is an adventure story that tracks stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb as they set out across the galaxy to rescue their older sister Candace, who after being abducted by aliens, finds utopia in a far-off planet, free of pesky little brothers.  

Voice talent reprising their roles from the original series and movie include: Ashley Tisdale as Candace Flynn; Vincent Martella as Phineas Flynn; Caroline Rhea as their mom, Linda; Dee Bradley Baker as Perry the Platypus; Alyson Stoner as Isabella; Maulik Pancholy as Baljeet; Bobby Gaylor as Buford; Olivia Olson as Vanessa Doofenshmirtz; Tyler Mann as Carl; and Povenmire and Marsh as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Monogram, respectively. David Errigo Jr. joins the cast as Ferb Fletcher. 

The movie also stars: Ali Wong (“American Housewife”) as Super Super Big Doctor; Wayne Brady (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) as Stapler Fist; Diedrich Bader (“American Housewife”) as Borthos; and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) as Garnoz.

In addition to Povenmire and Marsh, the talented crew includes: director Bob Bowen (“Family Guy”), composer Danny Jacob (“Phineas and Ferb”) and songwriters Karey Kirkpatrick (“Something Rotten!”), Emanuel Kiriakou (Whitney Houston’s “I Look To You”) and Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”).

All four seasons of the original animated series “Phineas and Ferb,” along with the Disney Channel Original Movie “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension,” are also available to stream on Disney+. Beginning Tuesday, August 25, all episodes will be presented on Disney XD leading up to the movie’s premiere.

In addition to the soundtrack for the new movie, brand extensions for the movie will include cross-category product available at Hot Topic, BoxLunch and Amazon this August.

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About Disney+

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George McGrath talks about his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and writing the movie Big Top Pee-Wee

George McGrath is known for voicing the characters Cowntess / Fish / Globey / Flower / Pterri in “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”. He is also the writer of various episodes of the show including the theme song.

George also wrote the film “Big Top Pee-Wee” and was a writer on the HBO series “Tracy Takes On”. Media Mikes had a chance to chat about “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” and his work on the show.

The Best Casino Movie Scenes of All Time

In films gambling is often shown as part of the plotline to illustrate a certain degree of tension. Someone is playing a game of poker and the stakes are high… Or there is a roulette spinning, all eyes on the ball and the protagonist questioning the bet just made.

The presence of gambling scenes does not dictate a specific genre. There are romantic comedies, action films, and thrillers. Let’s have a look at 5 of the best scenes from casino themed movies down below.

Poker, pokies, roulette, blackjack, dice…

There surely is a great way to get your hands on all the most scene-worthy games like roulette, blackjack, video poker, and pokies all in the same place. These are all offered at Televega casino, Australia’s favourite place to gamble. But sometimes you just feel like kicking back and watching a good movie.

When it comes to poker, there aren’t that many films that perfectly capture the essence of the game. But there are a few good ones where you can appreciate the build-up of tension.

In most cases, you’ll find the best casino movies featuring blackjack, roulette, craps, and pokies. Probably because these are easier to understand for the audience that may not be familiar with the hierarchy of poker hands.

Molly’s Game

This film was released in 2017 and tells the story of Molly Bloom. Getting seriously injured during a pre-game qualifier, she takes a year off and moves to LA.

Following some waitressing at a club, she starts running an underground business. The business involves setting up poker games for celebrities, business titans, and the like.

The new job isn’t exactly a career soar. But Molly steps up in the new world and starts running her own games. The film follows her down the rabbit hole of underground poker games.

Throughout the movie, you are left guessing whether Molly will come out on top, with poker adding more depth.

The best scene is the one with Harlan, the guy who “played poker, while the others were gambling” getting bluff by Bad Brad, the worst player. The scene comes commented by the movie protagonist, which lets even less experienced poker fans appreciate the drama.

Casino Royale

The 2006 movie Casino Royale is one of the most famous movie casino scenes. Agent 007 a.k.a. Daniel Craig is on another mission. Poker comes up, as it often happens in movies trying to hike up the sense of tension.

Up against a dangerous terrorist and eyeing the pot with 120 million, James Bond proves yet again he’s always one step ahead of the opponent. Perfectly tense and deliciously nerve-racking, this one is a must-see. The pressure of the real game is portrayed to perfection. As a result, the viewers gain a better understanding of the real atmosphere at the table.

Ocean’s Eleven

Ocean’s Eleven is an illustration of how the gambling theme can become an excellent setback for an action-packed masterpiece. George Clooney’s character is after robbing three Las Vegas casinos in one take.

One of the most iconic scenes is the one with Clooney joining Pitt at the poker table. “What’s the first rule of poker?” – “Leave emotions at the door.”

Even if you aren’t a fan of those two guys and their indirect verbal square off, the tips offered by Pitt to his disciples are worth hearing. Just to brush up on the basics.

And if you start missing Ocean’s Eleven right after watching, there are two sequels and a spin-off.

Casino

Made in 1995, this is the kind of movie that you may still have on VHS as a memory of the time long gone. This one is a must-see and must-rewatch if you have trouble remembering the cowboy scene.

In that scene, a cocky cowboy feels like putting his feet up during a game of blackjack.  Predictably, he gets dragged out and thrown through the door and out, literally. Respect and all that, to be expected in a movie featuring De Niro and Pesci.

Besides that, the movie is filled with masterfully-captured casino scenes.

Indecent Proposal

Released in 1993, this one has a few memorable scenes featuring roulette and dice. Indecent Proposal is about a couple of high school sweethearts who find themselves in a difficult situation. Hoping to score a big win to realize a fantasy real estate project, they end up losing everything.

As everyone knows, relying on a casino win to build your life up is never a good idea.

There are two interesting scenes worth mentioning. One when they lose their money playing roulette. The other one with Demi Moore kissing the dice before rolling out a seven (with stacks of chips at stake).

Final words

There are many gambling-themed movies out there, but only a few ones worth rewatching. Hope all the five movies listed above make it to your personal list of favorites.

Bill Farmer talks about Disney+ series It’s A Dog’s Life, Voicing Goofy & the 25th anniversary of A Goofy Movie

Bill Farmer is a Disney Legend. He has voiced the role of Goofy since 1987 and the voice of Pluto since 1988. He currently has a new show on Disney+ called “It’s A Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer”. He also currently voices over 20 characters on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures”.

Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Bill about his new show “It’s a Dogs Life”, voicing Goofy for all these years and reflecting on the 25th anniversary of “A Goofy Movie”.

Movie Themed Slots

As you may be aware, the iGaming industry is fiercely competitive. There are now hundreds of developers around the world desperately competing with each other for the attentions of players. But these days, it’s not quite as easy to satisfy a world-weary audience that’s now kind of familiar with the manure that gets shovelled out by the big software houses. So in order to hook players into the lucrative and potentially destructive risk-reward loop, slot developers need a compelling and appealing theme.

Greek Ruins

Days of antiquity are a particular favourite, especially when it comes to ancient Greece. Allow us to elaborate.

In the past decade, gamers have been subjected to God of the Sun, Age of the Gods, Age of the Gods: Goddess of Wisdom, Age of the Gods: Furious 4, Fortune of the Gods, Casino Gods, Greek Goddess, Gods of Olympus, The Legend of Olympus, The Prince of Olympus, The King of Olympus, The Rise of Olympus, Olympus Glory, Pandora’s Box, Medusa I, Medusa II, Medusa, III and Medusa IV: Total Lack of Imagination.

Ok, so we made the last one up. But it’s fair to say that Mediterranean days of lore have been done to death. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Greek god-bothering is not quite as popular amongst developers as it once was. Instead, many now focus on Hollywood for inspiration (somebody had to). In fact, movie-themed slots can spell big-bucks for the major studios.

Retro Signalling

Although they’re not exactly cheap to create (acquiring the rights can be an expensive business), movie themed slots tend to go down very well with gamblers. Some of the most popular examples include Man of Steel, Planet of the Apes, Halloween and Terminator 2, and you will find full reviews of these great games at Inside Casino Canada. These games often boast polished imagery and branding taken directly from the movie. Sadly, this isn’t always the case though.  The Gremlins slot, recently launched by WMS, was besmirched with cartoon-renderings of the main characters which weren’t exactly to everybody’s liking.

The Past is a Foreign Country

But games like Gremlins, Halloween and to a certain extent, Man of Steel represent an increasingly popular niche within movie slot development, namely, retro. Yep, our yearning for the good old days is now being gleefully exploited by those who want us to blow our money playing online slots. In addition to the titles already mentioned, there’s Top Gun, Rambo and the Goonies. You can even try your hand at a slot based on Ghostbusters – mercifully the original, not the crap remake with the all Female cast, praise-be-to-Gozer.

The Cult of Celebrity

As well as creating games designed to take money from people with impulse-control problems, slot developers are very keen to attract those looking to escape, of which there are plenty. It should also be kept in mind that many of these classic movies enjoy cult followings. ‘Cult’ is probably the wrong word to use here though because a lot of these films have millions of fans. So you can probably see why the market is now flooded with them.

Digital Review “Impractical Jokers: The Movie”

Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Starring: James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulvano
Directed by: Chris Henchy
Running time: 92 mins.
Rating: PG-13
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I have been fan of Impractical Joker since Season 1 but this movie falls flat and doesn’t really bring the laughs that I expected. If you aren’t familiar with Impractical Jokers, the TV show has been airing for years and stars real-life friends, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulvano, that make each other play pranks with hidden camera challenges and whoever “loses” has to take a punishment. It’s a very funny TV series but the film fails to capture any of the shows magic.

With the fan base of the show as big as it is I was hoping for something on a much bigger scale. Instead the film feels like they threw a cheap narrative together mixed with the show’s practical jokes and punishments. It just doesn’t fit together. I also expected to see some bigger cameos from other celebrities, who we got instead are Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith, and Joey Fatone (for about 3 seconds at the end). I would have loved to seen the films narrative mixed in better with the hidden camera challenges.

Official Premise: Impractical Jokers: The Movie stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulvano, also known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, playing themselves in a fictional story of a humiliating high school mishap from the early nineties. Featuring appearances from Paula Abdul, Jaden Smith, and Joey Fatone, the movie combines the fictional narrative with real life footage of over-the-top punishments and callbacks to classic moments from the series. Once the Impractical Jokers hit the road, they compete in hidden camera challenges for the chance to turn back the clock and find redemption.

If you are interested to check out this film, it is available now on all VOD sites including VUDU.

How to write a script for a movie

Writing a screenplay: How to tell your story right

Writing is the art and should be taken seriously: from a school research paper to a movie script, it requires attention, effort, creativity and following the rules in order to tell a great story. If writing is not your cup of tea, you may always find help at writingpapersucks.com choosing a service based on feedback and reviews. However, writing is a great and necessary skill that can help you throughout your life and daily activities or even become your hobby. In this article, we will talk about writing a movie script and observe the main aspects of this process. Enjoy!

The key aspects of writing a movie script

The common problem for all scriptwriters is having a good idea but at the same time lack of creativity to develop it in something bigger. There are evergreen topics like vampires living among people, lovers hiding from their angry parents or a poor guy that becomes a millionaire so if you are planning to write about similar subjects, you do need something outstanding. In fact, even a simple idea can be successful if described the right way you only need to make it unpredictable and catchy.

There are key ways to take into account working on your concept:

·         Be a viewer. You are in the cinema. What would you like to see? What scenes can surprise you? What kind of plot twist can make you experience the strongest emotions and tension? Knowing your audience, you can come up with the story that has a chance to blow up their minds;

·         Take your initial idea. Then research through similar movies trying to find ways to make it more original. Maybe some extra conflicts or unexpected events can change the situation;

·         Read the scripts written by professionals to learn from them and see how they implemented their ideas. The more examples you see, the better will be your own one;

·         Write an outline before the script. This little plan can help you follow the story and not miss any important details or sequence when describing events and characters;

·         Get feedback. How good are your logline and treatment? Make a brief pitch and tell about your movie your friends and family. Does your plot have any holes?

·         Add a character arc. Sometimes to open up a certain personality and show how it changes, we need more than a few movie scenes. Does a person go out of their comfort zone and how? Are the characters surprised at what is going on in the movie?

·         Learn how to build dialogues. What do you know about verbal battles? Who will win in yours? The right building of dialogues is another section in the art of writing;

·         Dig deeply into each scene. Does it meet the audience`s expectations? Each scene should be ended with a moment when the question is hanging in the air and when your viewers try to guess what happens next;

·         Shake up situations and locations. Places should not be predictable, so try to research this aspect as well.

There is no universal solution to writing a movie script, only recommendations, reading through examples and your creativity. Push your imagination as far as possible and don`t fall into the trap of just learning some of the scriptwriting theory and considering yourself a professional. Practice makes perfect.