Category: Action

Charlies Angels Flops at Box Office

The reboot for Charlie’s Angeles is an official box office failure, grossing on its opening weekend only $8.6 Million. This comes after multiple commercial disappointments like Doctor Sleep and Terminator: Dark Fate. Since the summer season, Joker has been the only successful film. It hasn’t surprised anyone that Charlie’s Angeles failed at the box office, with no significant buzz centred around the film. The film features Kristen Stewart and is directed by Elizabeth Banks, two women who are infamous for being disliked in Hollywood. Though the film was received well by critics, most believe it was this partnership and lack of originality that forced this film to low profits.

In the films debut weekend, it didn’t even place first as the box office. The film fell below expectations, with Ford Vs Ferrari taking the 1st spot for the November 15th weekend. The Christian Bale and Matt Damon dramatic film earned $31 Million for its opening weekend, with Midway dropping to second place and earning $8.8 Million. Midway has been in theatres for three weeks, which made most believe that Charlies Angels would drop the war films spot in the box office.

The Elizabeth Banks directed Charlie’s Angels was budgeted at $55 Million, which is more than $42 Million than what the film earned on its opening box office weekend. Critics analyzed the buzz and pre-emptive ticket sales, anticipating that the film would generate $13.5 Million for its first weekend. Charlie’s Angels would succeed much past this profit with the introduction of Frozen II and Knives Out to theatres on the November 22nd weekend. Even though all titles speak to different demographics, the popularity of Ford Vs Ferrari and Frozen II will force this film to low budget earnings of $500,000.00 or less. It’s expected that Columbia Pictures will lose more than $40 Million from the Charlie’s Angels Reboot.

Kristen and Elizabeth

Both women have immediately begun defending their film in the worst way possible. Elizabeth Banks mentioned that audiences aren’t ready for three powerful females to take on the silver screen, which caused her significant backlash. Numerous films like Salt and Lucy has earned hundreds of millions at the box office, which both films had powerful female leads. Kristen Stewart went on the defence claiming that her reputation as an actress shouldn’t reflect this film, with most average audience members disliking her performance in the Twilight Saga. Subsequently, it seems that both women can’t handle the fact that this franchise has been rebooted three times and that audiences are tired of re-watching the same story.

Movies That Exceeded the Odds

Creating a film is a massive investment, a gamble taken on the dream that this product will exceed beyond expectations. Often then when the trailers are released, and the critics start preying on your goals, tearing it apart bit by bit, the odds against any takings for your wager gets worsened by the minute. Yet, many movies in silver screen history managed to outlive the worst predictions and exceeded beyond any expectation.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

This 2003 release was the first from Disney with a PG-13 rating. This is already creating some concern for a Disney release and their much younger crowd. Initially expected to fail, Pirates managed to spawn into a successful range in its own right. Being very entertaining as the viewer is immersed in the wildlife of the beloved Jack Sparrow. Not only was the movie a significant success, but also the beginning of many more adventures for Sparrow and an Academy Awards nomination for Johnny Depp and his brilliance in portraying his role.

Mean Girls

2004 was yet another year with teen movie releases with all the same storylines. The weird girl turns into a famous prima donna, just before the hottest hunk on the sporting team madly falls in love with the newest queen in school. Judging on the poster released in advance of opening night, that was what Mean Girls appeared to deliver. Yet, the script was surprisingly witty and intelligent, and the dialogue lends itself to various famous quotes. This became a movie being watched over and over again. It was exceeding all reasonable expectations at the box office.

The Lego Movie

2014 saw what many considered to be a joke when they first heard about the movie being under construction. Initially, it seemed like Lego is trying to reach out to a bigger audience of very young children in a serious effort to expand its market share and interest in their brand. Soon it was discovered that the dialogue was not only intelligent but also very witty, that the storyline was involved with various twists and suspense and that the animation was purely brilliant. The idea of the Lego movie might have been the laughing stock to many, but upon release, it was clear that the only ones laughing at the end of the day were Lego, the name behind a movie adorned by the masses and claiming a 97% score from the die-hard critics.

Casino Royale

2006 was the date of yet another Bond movie. The cloud of disappointment embracing its predecessors didn’t leave much to hope for when another Bond movie was due to release. Critics even swooned over the fact that this time around the handsome hunk and to many the only highlight, now turned out to be a blonde. Nothing new was expected, but Daniel Craig and a series of immaculate action scenes took Bond to the next level and gained the interest of a new generation Bond fans.

Popular Movie Genre’s

Whether you are some of the few making movies or part of the masses loving to watch them, videos play a vital role in our lives and form part of our development as people. It entertains us and even sometimes contribute in ways we don’t even recognize. The kind of movies we lean-to is a very personal choice, yet there are some similarities in these own choices when we take countries as a form of collective. Hence here are some interesting facts about what genres are preferred as the popular choice in many countries in the world.

The Brazilian market is infatuated with Hollywood action. Yet it seems that Hollywood isn’t always producing enough effect for them and they contribute significantly to their action entertainment. The title that keeps the record as the most-watched is a domestic production by Zazen Produções titled Elite Squad 2.

When moving on to Argentina, you will find a much more relaxed environment when movies are watched, and they strongly favour the comical side of life. They also lean specifically more towards family-friendly comedy and both Ice Age movies as well as the 2015 release of Minions kept them entertained for a while.

Additional Countries

Based on more than a decade’s box office statistics, these three nations favour the lighter side of life too, with comedy ranking as the highest income generator. This is, however, followed in hot pursuit with only a small lead, by adventure movies.

When the top 10 highest income generators in Japan are taken into consideration, it becomes very evident towards which genre they lean. In the top 10, you will find the 2013 release, Frozen as well as two of Harry Potter’s adventures. The remaining seven are all creations of Hayao Miyazaki. His Studio Ghibli is known for their anime fantasy movies which are by far the favourite in this eastern country.

Many titles appear at the top on the list of high grossing films. These titles include Deadpool, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warcraft, The Revenant and Captain America: Civil War. All of these lean towards either action or adventure.

The Indian movie scene is a unique market in their own right. For years Bollywood has had success in producing dramas and romance, yet they are also lately showing much higher support for comical relief.

Avatar and Titanic are still ranked as the two movies which earned themselves the place as highest-grossing films in recent years in Italy. Yet lately many more comedy films are showing an incline in interest, and it seems that the two leading movies are mere exceptions and comedy seems to be the nation’s choice. France too is more consumed by comedy than any other productions, with locally produced Camping 3 and Les Tuche 2 being at the top.

Silver Screen Gambling Heroes

A silver screen is an exciting place with a vibrant collage of heroes and villains, legends and of course a good dollop of gamblers too. These are the ones who keep our imagination running wild and leave us with a deep desire to be just like them. So who are some of the greatest gambling wizards of the times?

The Gambler

Most readers will probably recognize James Caan as the well-known former Special Forces casino boss, Ed Deline, from the hit series Las Vegas. This was, however, not the first time that Caan was portraying a role in the gambling industry, and it was most likely also not his most significant role either. He was first seen in the position of an English professor with a severe gambling addiction called Axel Freed. His habits spun entirely out of control, and regardless of all his efforts to try and control it, he just got deeper into trouble. One of his lowest points occurred when he fixed a fight to solve his financial concerns. In the end, his character goes through an amazing transformation when he finally faces the man he has become.

Lucky You

He has a very complicated relationship with his dad and the ladies, but Huck Cheever is also a young poker player and a brilliant cheater. During the run of the movie, viewers get pulled in as he is gambling with money and life. He desires a healthy life and finds himself in desperate need of $10 000 to be able to get buy-in into a great tournament. As the movie progresses, Cheever goes through significant personal development and discovers the real importance of life.

A Big Hand for the Little Lady

Mary’s husband is a farmhand, but also a recovering gambler. Through some severe gambling misfortune, her husband lost all their money and all of their possessions. Mary is left in a tight spot with no idea what to do about their situation. Her husband suffers some poor health and collapses at the game, but then Mary gets a place at the table and with some borrowed money, win all their money back and some more. Before you fall into the trap of feeling the urge to give Mary a hero’s applause, the movie reveals that Mary and her family are a bunch of con-artists who are busy with a plot of revenge aimed at the fellow gamblers around the table.

California Split

Bill Denny is a newbie on the block with a seriously cunning side, and he is quickly learning some needed skills. Charlie Waters is a real and seasoned gambler. During their run on several tournaments, they would operate as a team with Waters analyzing the opponents around the table while Denny will take every single sent they own from them. The story tells the tale of what can happen if you mingle with the wrong crowd. These two taught the world a thing or two about the reality of being seasoned in the world of gambling.

The Most Successful Films Sell Hollywood

In the film called the Hangover, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Bradley Cooper appears in the reception area of Caesar’s Palace together. The film debuted in 2009, and the hotel recently shared that since then many have booked at the hotel after seeing the movie. People travel from around the world the marketing manager says to book a night in the same suite where the bachelor woke up. The employees say they’re often asked if it is the place where Caesar lived, which is a line from the film.

Hollywood Scenes Creates Traffic to Caesars Casino and Hotel

It shows what a significant impact a little Hollywood scene can have on the popularity of one of the most excellent casino hotels. Still, the film not only benefits the hotel, but the movie also grossed $467.4 million around the world. The quests who demanded the same room as where the bachelor party started includes travellers from Australia to Israel. The film is rated the most successful comedy in history, and millions have seen it. Munch, who works at one of the sister properties of Caesars for over 27 years, compares the film to Rain Man.

Rain Man A Las Vegas Magnet

He says the 1988 film that is also an Academy Award winner, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise showed the two-level Emperors Suite. For many years’ quests wanted to book the suite that features glass walls from the ceiling to the floor to enjoy the best view of the strip. The Rain Man and The Hangover are not the only two films that got people travelling to famous locations. But the two films that sent the most business to Vegas did get marketers thinking and the film director Charlie Geocoris knows how much revenue such productions bring in.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Watched by Thousands

Nevada has no incentives for such films yet, but it could all change due to the ongoing business from significant movies. The flow of tourists to Las Vegas is not only because of movies but also television programs such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigations. Over 15.8 million watched the program, and the MGM Grand shared that thousands found their way to the 12,000 square foot attraction.

Pawn Stars Brings the Crowd to Las Vegas

Pawn Stars is the highest-rated show and has more than 5.1 million viewers every single episode. This program draws the masses to the Gold & Silver Pawn business that is on Boulevard South in Las Vegas, daily. At Caesars Palace a night in the room where some of the Hangover scenes take place you pay around $4,000 a night. You might wonder if that includes the tiger, sadly that is excluded from the price. Still, thousands want to pay the price and to have their pictures taken to show they’ve been where the Hangover took place. You don’t have to worry you do leave the room with all your teeth intact, and the apartment offers the most comfortable stay.

The Spider-Man Split

Movie fanatics have had time to grasp Disney and Sony’s decision to remove Spider-Man from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been headlines indicating that the wall-crawler could return to the MCU, and other’s that have proposed the character won’t ever return. Reportedly there’s been a new deal offered to Disney, which would provide them with 30% of the revenue earned from Spider-Man films. Kevin Feige hasn’t accepted this deal, and reports indicate that unless Sony is willing to take a 50/50 Split, no agreement will come to accords. This is especially disappointed for Tom Holland, who grew up watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfold. However, it is known that Tom will remain playing the character for future films. 

The Russo Brothers, the two directors that brought Holland into the MCU, have publicly stated they’re disappointed to Fiege’s decision. The brothers did note that they weren’t surprised though, and happy that Peter Parker could participate in five films. The brothers reminded fans that these are two substantial production houses that have private interests. They added that the fact a deal for five films could ever become a reality was good enough. It’s just disappointing that his story in the MCU is seemingly forever closed. 

The Future of Spider-Man 3

The third iteration of this franchise will be incredibly different than Homecoming or Far from Home. It’s anticipated that Sony will be following a similar plotline to this year hit “Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse”. This film did considerably better than anybody expected, which means that our friendly neighbourhood Peter Parker from the MCU could be thrown into another multiverse, where all incarnations of Spiderman are revealed. This only highlight to this decision is the possibility of Tom Hollands and Toby McGuire’s Spiderman interacting with each other. 

There hasn’t been any representative at Sony Studios confirming these rumour mills, but inside sources have indicated scripts are already being developed and that production is slated for some time next year. Anybody thinking this is the end of the character has plenty of looks forward to, including a sequel to the highly-rated Spiderman game on the PS4.

Love, Gangs, Gambling and Murder

The most popular films made by Hollywood are those based on actual life events. The list of movies that became box office blockbusters includes Escape from Alcatraz, Apocalypse Now, Midnight Express and The Pianist, to name but a few. The same is right about online video slots; the themes range from animals to shopping, monsters to classic children tales. The most popular are the ones players feel they know the characters. The slots that feature their favourite stars or items they are accustomed to.

Music, Movies, Television and Comics

Software providers know that players are more likely to play games they feel familiar with, which is one of the main reasons why branded slots are the most loved slots. These are based on films, bands, television dramas or comic characters. Some of the most popular online slots include Jurassic Park, Batman, Guns N’ Roses, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Gladiator and Kong. You will also instantly recognise games titled South Park, Scarface or Star Trek. The reason is apparent, you already know what it is about, and you can easily relate to the characters.

Online slots based on Marvel or other superheroes include Superman, Thor The Mighty Avenger, Batman, The Flash and Hellboy. The more fun comic-inspired games include Andy Capp, The Mask, Fred Flintstone Top Cat. Music inspired online slots are the ones you never mute the sound; these allow you to enjoy the music you enjoy and sing along as you spin the reels. The long list of music-themed online slots includes Rock ‘n Roller, Disco Spins, La Chatte Rouge and Karaoke Party.

Musical Themed Slots

The massive number of music-related online slots also feature several games inspired by Elvis, titles include Elvis The King Lives and Elvis Slot. Several online slots celebrate the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the titles include Michael the King of Pop.

Hundreds of classic and video slots are based on film stars; these include James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Ozzy Osbourne. Online slots based on films include Terminator 2, Grease, Battles Star Galactica and Dracula. Others include Basic Instinct, Rocky, Bridesmaids, The Godfather and Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory. Online slots inspired by television series include Pawn Stars, Narcos, The Sopranos and Game of Thrones. Every single month loads of new online slots are added to keep up with the latest trends. Which means you will always have access to more exciting online entertainment.

Top Movie Casinos – Part 1

Cinema scenes in which the camera zooms in on the action at the casinos include those that focus on the spinning motion of the wheel. The scenes where the camera follows the rolling movement of the dice. The sometimes-quiet scene where the camera focus on the turning of the next card.
 
You must know the scenes where the casino is the star and steals the show. If not, think about the movie house, when the lights dim, everyone is quiet, and you only hear the rustle of a popcorn bag. When you watch the film you try creating the same magic via DVD, VHS or Netflix, its enjoyable but not the same.

Cinema is highly entertaining, just like gambling.

Cinema is highly entertaining, just like gambling, it gives you the chance to enjoy the time you have set aside to relax. When you choose widescreen films or any other the best part is the storyline, the fantastic special effects, the gorgeous locations and the glamorous stars. The plot and the characters play a central component in the value of the entertainment form.

Devastating Losses & Life-Changing Wins

Casinos are often the script writer’s supply of exciting scenes, the most popular scenarios include devastating losses, life-changing wins, card sharks, smooth operators, beautiful women, organised crime and the favourite the glamour and glitz part of the lifestyle of the high rollers. It’s perfect to work into the twists and plotlines.

Top Films Where the Action Takes Place at the Casino

When you make a list of the movies in which the main action takes place at a casino, these are probably the top films that you’ll think of first. Croupier, Swingers, Goodfellas, The Cooler, Oceans 11, Oceans 12 and Oceans 13 as well as Leaving Las Vegas and Rounders. When it comes to the best films, Rain Man is probably at the top of everyone’s list.

Best of the Best in Casino-Films Category

When it comes to the best of the best films you can place in a casino film category, it is the movies that got tons of Academy Awards, the ones starring top actors and actresses. Directed by the experts and surely it is the films that attracted the most massive crowds.

Bookmakers Take Bets on Oscars

Awards ceremonies such as the Oscars is now one of the favourites available to place bets on at online bookmakers. Entertainment betting not only offers Oscar betting opportunities, but you can also place bets on televised competitions such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Bachelor. They also take chances on the birthdates of royal babies, their names, the next president and several other significant events. In our next article, we are going to play some cards with Rain Man and re-visit the scene of the million-dollar for one-night offered in Indecent Proposal. Plus we’ll join Lonnegan as he plays in the best poker scene ever that takes place on a train.  

The Luna Cinema at Ascot Racecourse

At night the most prestigious racecourse in England becomes the perfect setting for the most unique cinema experience in the world. It all started in 1711 and was founded by Queen Anne since then Ascot is the most iconic racecourse worldwide. It is where the Royal Ascot takes place, which is also the most famous of all horse racing events in the world. It is always attended by the royal family and everyone else that have tons of cash to spend on fashion. It is probably also the event where the most money is spent on horse betting.

Evening Transformation of the Ascot Racecourse

A giant cinema screen is positioned on the racecourse lawns when the sun goes down and the designer hats will only block the view of others. The fashion statements are less flamboyant. The films showing at the Ascot Racecourse are announced well in advance so that everyone has the change to pen it down in their social diary. If you want to keep up the social aspect of the evening events you can arrive at 7:45 pm, it gives you quite a bit of time to catch up with other socialites, the film starts at 9:15 pm.

Watch These While You Enjoy Your Prosecco or Estrella Beer

If you’re planning your first night out at the Luna Cinema, packing a picnic is so yesteryear, so never make yourself guilty of such an act. Food and drink are available onsite, and the Luna Bar serves a full selection of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. But then you probably know that the atmosphere at Ascot is always vibrant and no trip to this racecourse is ever without indulging in the most gastronomic delights.

You can enjoy hot drinks, soft drinks or any drink your heart desires at the Luna Bar. The menu includes some of the best wines, spirits and an endless list of beers. When you get hungry you have an endless choice of gourmet foods perfect for a night of cinema enjoyment.

What Shows at the Ascot Racecourse?

Before we even get to what film you can view at the Ascot Racecourse, let us just tell you how it is done in style. You select the film and then get yourself a premium ticket. This places you in the director’s chair, why should you settle for anything else but the prime position, right in front of the screen. Oh! You also enjoy other treats such as a complimentary drink from Luna Bar.

What is most important is that anyone of your stature should never stand in a queue, with a premium ticket you have priority access to the bar. Ok, so what is showing in July is Bohemian Rhapsody on the 18th of July 2019. You can also book now for the 19th when Mary Poppins Returns is aired, or even the 20th to see Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.

Films About Winning

Hollywood is known for its remarkable ability to convey all types of emotions, including realizing the dreams of the viewer. Whether you dream of winning a progressive jackpot, big on sports betting or the lottery, there are quite a few films based on the lucky ones.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The director of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of the cleverest the film is excellent for children viewing as it tells the tale of a lucky boy. Parents watch such movies with their children and the golden ticket inspire dreams of winning cash.

Winning means placing a few sports bets to support your team, registering and playing at an online casino or purchasing a lottery ticket. The whole concept is that everyone has a golden chance to win.

At the same time the film shows how someone who can hardly afford anything gets the ticket, it opens up an opportunity, and it is a dream come true. For Warner Brothers, the film is the golden ticket as it collected over $475 million from movie fans around the globe.

Live is Sweeter Than Ever Before

What can be better than enjoying a film starring Johnny Depp in the leading role, he is brilliant and always make the character feel real. Apart from superstar Depp other actors include David Kelly, James Fox, Noah Taylor, Freddie Highmore and Helena Bonham.

The tale is about little Charlie; his dream is to enjoy the sweet taste of chocolate, something entirely out of rich due to his poor parents. His dreams come true when he finds a golden ticket. The ticket gives him a tour of a lifetime inside the chocolate factory of none other than Willy Wonka.

Winnings Awarded by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Johnny Depp wins massive amounts of cash every time he agrees to take the lead role. In 2017 his spending’s per month came to $2 million of which $30,000 was spend on wine. He enjoys a lavish lifestyle, and he paid just over $75 million for 14 houses on islands in the Bahamas. When Hunter Thompson died, he paid $3 million for the cannon to blast the ashes into the air.

When you take all the spending into account, you have to also look at how many times Johnny Depp did win the jackpot. In 1987 to 1990 he won big when he landed a part in 21 Jump Street, he became a teen idol, and it was the start of great riches.

Edward Scissorhands places Depp in a modern-day fantasy and at the same time turns his life into a fairytale. 1984 he wins another jackpot with A Nightmare on Elm Street, in 1986 with Platoon, 1990 it is Cry-Baby and in 1993, What is Eating Gilbert Grape.

In 1997 he starred in Donnie Brasco, from 2003 up to 2011 it is Pirates of the Caribbean that keeps him going. In 2007 he earned an Oscar for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.