Category: Drama

Summer Movies Postponed by Coronavirus

Multiple films for the upcoming summer season have been postponed for public safety, with others unconcerned with the potential of an increased outbreak. It was confirmed that Fast Nine and Black Window would see their initial launch dates in North America. Considering that 2020 is slated to be one of the most anticipated film seasons of recent memory, it’s unsurprising that studios like Universal and Disney are refusing to limit their releases. That’s why moviegoers can still expect Mulan, A Quiet Place Plat Two and Pixar’s Onward to be released this month.

The 1st film that’s willing to postpone their release date is No Time To Die, which is slated to be the final Daniel Craig “James Bond” movie. It was initially slated to be released this year, with the updated timeframe now indicating a delayed box office opening. Directors expressed that this decision had been made following the pandemic being seen worldwide, with the press tour having already being terminated before this announcement.

Considering this was slated to be one of the most popular films for the summer season, it’s prompted speculation that multiple other studios will be forced to terminate their films initial launch date. Subsequently, we could still see films like Mulan and Fast Nine be cancelled. Both movies will be popular with Asia Moviegoers; it’d be irresponsible for these studios not to postpone the box office release.

James Bond Cancelled

When it applies to James Bond with No Time To Die, it’s received a delay of several months Prompted by the coronavirus; this film had already seen substantial impacts from the virus. Their Chinese Tour and follow-up events around the nation were terminated. Rumours suggested it’d be released for the April 2020 box office, as initially announced. However, MGM Films have pulled back from this release date.

Considering that MGM has spent millions on the marketing campaign for this film, including a one-minute Super Bowl Television Advertisement, it’s shocking that this movie was the first to announce a delay. It could be a financial loss for MGM Films. No Time To Die was slated to be the highest-earning James Bond film yet. The popularity of this film could dwindle in the next several months. It should be noted that Mission Impossible Seven have cancelled their production throughout Italy, with this extending to multiple studios cancelling their appearances at large-scale conventions across the world.

Mean Girls Reboot

Mean Girls, the movie, was a major success story when in 2004 it hit theatres. The result saw it generate in excess of $100 million in revenue for Lorne Michaels Production. The movie follows the life of Cady Heron, a teenage girl raised in the African savanna who has returned to America. In the movie, the teen struggled to get along with Regina George, a popular girl at the school they attend and with those that follow her, who indecently are called “The Plastics”. Many of the cast went on to gain fame as a result of the movie including stars Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried and Rachel McAdams.

The movie, which was remade as a musical was written by Tina Fey of Saturday Night Live fame and is music was composed by Jeff Richmond. It hit the stages of Broadway in 2018 and while it included minor adaptions from the original story such as the inclusion of social media, it also added in a feminist and removed the dance scene to Jingle Bell Rock. However, it did include musical tracks that convey its perspective of humour, which in this case, is darkly satirical. With the success of the original film and its adoption to the theatre, Nell Benjamin, Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey are working on a script to adapt the play into a movie. It is expected that Lorne Michaels will once again produce the movie and that Paramount Pictures will distribute it.

Tina Fey, on speaking about its return to the big screen said “I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,” Fey said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”

While Mean Girls: The Musical is expected to add in new elements such as new relationships and characters. However, Tina Fey is keeping mum on the subject and not providing much information on any changes and what they might be.

Additional Music Movies set for Release in 2020

Lin Manuel Miranda’s At The Heights, a Broadway play that achieved great success, is set to hit theatres with a movie adaption of the story in June 2020. Based on tis trailers that have been viewed by audiences, the movie is getting favourable responses and considering the recent disasters of Cats, this is good news for its stars, producers and production studios.

Disney Issues Warning for the Rise of Skywalker

The Disney Corporation and the Epilepsy Foundation have collectively issued a warning regarding the Rise of Skywalker. The collective noted that they’ve been working together to provide notices to photosensitive viewers, mentioning that several scenes throughout the film have the potential to trigger seizures from a 6 – 10 level. Throughout the collective statement, the Epilepsy Foundation suggested that seizures can be avoided by attending the movie with someone who’s already seen the film. This way, that individual can inform their photosensitive friend of the upcoming scene that’s prone to seizures.

The percentage of individuals who could be exposed to a seizure through the visual patterns and flashing lights from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is roughly 3%. However, considering that this film is watched by billions worldwide, that small percentage means hundreds of thousands are at risk of a seizure. This has forced the Disney Corporation to implement protective steps for photosensitive viewers.

Those who inform their local cinema of their photosensitivity condition will be provided with the appropriate medical requirements if a seizure takes place. This will include a private space to calm the mind, which will be darker with soothing tones. The Disney Corporation is the first large scale film studio to provide this level of safety for seizure-prone viewers. This somewhat guarantees that they can participate in the final entry for the third trilogy. It should be noted that this is the first film in Disney’s Corporations line that has had seizure warnings. This decision came after photosensitive viewers of the Incredibles Two pointed out how they almost entered into a seizure. Since Star Wars isn’t animated, the appropriate actions had to be taken.

Future Warnings

The Epilepsy Foundation requested that the Disney Corporation implement a next warning across all their digital properties with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This means that all DVD’s, Blu-Rays, Streaming Variations, or Digital Products must provide a warning regarding the strobe and flash-like lights in the film. They also requested that Disney update versions of The Incredibles Two, which would include a similar notice. Surprisingly, Disney Corporation agreed to both requests.

Those who are wondering if they’re sensitive to epilepsy or photosensitivity should contact their doctor immediately. However, it should be noted that this issue is most familiar with adolescents and children. The chances of having this condition are limited due to our exposure to natural sunlight. The Epilepsy Foundation provided this added detail.

Black Widow Teaser Trailer Released

Marvel Studios have officially released the first teaser trailer for Black Widow. This prequel adventure brings the now infamously dead character back to life, after the sacrifice she made in Avengers: Endgame and allows fans to retrace the female warriors’ roots. Along the way, there will be action, romance, intrigue and a unique emphasis on family. Unlike most Marvel Cinematic Movie Trailers, which keep most of the details hidden from viewers, Black Widow opens up plenty for speculation.

The timeline for this film was more accurately revealed through this trailer. This first comes when we see General Ross return to the screen, aged around the period of the Civil War. Subsequently, Natasha Romanov could see herself being followed worldwide by American Forces for capture. Then the trailer skips to a younger version of General Ross, where he discusses her capabilities at fleeing. However, the Black Widow isn’t running away this time from the fight. It appears she makes her way to Budapest, trying to take care of some unfinished business. This could be where we see Clint Barton and Natasha Romanov fight in that infamous but unknown battle in Budapest. However, this could be falsely identified, as her family members surround Natasha in this film.

However, Marvel Cinematic Studios made sure to leave some critical plot details secret from viewers. We don’t have a full insight over the plotline, as it’s known that her family must return to where all their training first started. There are even a few small one-second clips where the Black Widow Program can be seen. What we don’t know is why is she returning to battle the organization, and why must her family be involved?

The Villain

Fans have been wanting to see the villain of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time now. Those fans got their first look at Taskmaster, who has been implemented in a perfect modernized-version of the character. Those who don’t know, Taskmaster is one of the hardest villains to overcome in Marvel Comics. He can mimic the physical motions of any opponent, which will come as a significant challenge for a master assassin like Natasha Romanov. Those wanting to see Taskmaster and the Black Widow fend off against each other can witness the film when it’s released on May 1st, 2020. There’s plenty of time to speculate until then.

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 Crucial Elements for Heist Movies

Since Ocean’s 11 release nearly two decades ago, the heist movie scene has been upgraded to a new level of brilliance. Heist movies have a way of drawing the viewer into a much-desired yet deeply suppressed need which humanity inherently have, to break free from the set structures of society, to break the rules and achieve the impossible. Through these scenes of brilliance, the villainous heroes are doing the dirty work for us, while the viewer remains consequence-free as handsome hunks and superhot women steal from the rich. Over the past years Danny Ocean and his courageous crew have managed to grip our attention many times, successfully pulling off a daring casino heist again and again, but what are the needed elements, the crucial ingredients to deliver on the perfect heist movie?

The Structure

The structure of a great heist is often separated into three stages. A lot of time is spent on the planning phase, which is often the time when viewers get to know the personality of the characters. This stage is usually making up for the most significant time chunk of the screening time. The actual execution stage is the climax of the movie when it all comes together the crew overcomes specific unexpected challenges, and then very little time is spent on the escape from the crime scene. Nobody expects these heroes of the underworld to be caught. The fact that they do manage to walk away after pulling off something as daring as robbing the Bellagio is quite merely an afterthought.

Complications

This is vital the energy alive and viewers engaged. By this phase in the script, your audience is engaged and emotionally invested in the characters and an unexpected twist keep them that way. This is as a crucial part when individuals are added to perform the unexpected and the brilliant while the team usually have many crew members who don’t see eye-to-eye. This part often includes a humorous element.

Pulling off some of the most daring heists is never about the money alone. Yes, wealth is carrying a great allure, but in the perfect storyline, the robbery is driven by a desire, revenge, payback for some wrongs committed in past lives. Whatever the reason, the audience doesn’t care about the money; they care about why.

In no excellent heist movie has the viewers ever been rooting for anyone else than the villains. This is because they give their audience a reason to root for them. Through some twists in the tale, these criminals earn the affection, the support and the favour of their viewers again and again. The heist isn’t something that everyone would be able to do, yet it must be something that someone should be able to do. Being over the top and almost impossible is vital to success, but the viewers’ intelligence shouldn’t be underestimated. It should still be plausible.

Gambling Drama’s and the Story of Filmmaking

The number of films inspired by gambling is hundreds, and therefore it is safe to say gambling is a genre in full right when it comes to Hollywood films. One line that remains the highlight is that spoken by Joe in Rounders when he says he felt alive for the first time when he played card games. When Hollywood portrays gambling, it is a glamorous affair, and the storyline is on a mission to amuse and to entertain. In films such as James Bond, beautiful surroundings include stunning women. Movies that use gambling themes are so popular that it had a significant impact on the number of people that watches the film and gambling addiction.

Films such as The Gambler shows the symptoms of a problem gambler, and it became part of the American Psychiatric manual called the DSM-111 only six years later. The gambling genre of films are well worth exploring and could be divided into three categories, the glam, the addiction and the heist. The heist category includes both drama and comedy. The thieves win in the films such as the Oceans trilogy. The film is made in such a way that you can’t help but be on the side of the sleek and experienced thieves.

Real-Life Films You Get to Watch at the Casino

Maybe you have never thought about it this way, but when you visit a land-based casino or play at live dealer online tables, you’re watching a film. At a land-based casino, the slot machine players are probably the funniest. The first walk around until they get the feeling that a winning machine is near. The carefully plan it all and then take a seat, some even have a ritual in place on how and when to enter their card. Once they start pressing the spin button, they talk with the symbols or maybe the reels. They never move their eyes off the screen, and if that all do not work, they touch the screen before using the spin button again.

Siren Scream Announces Wins

Should any other player get it right to let the siren go off, every spinner stops to look at what is happening. But this does not mean that they leave their lucky machine. The whole scenario motivates them to focus even more and to touch the screen for longer. Well, the romance side of the story could also kick in right here as the slot machine screen now earns a kiss as well.

While they lose, they don’t want anyone else to watch their spinning activities over their shoulder. Once they start winning, they welcome the crowd with a friendly smile as the coins appear on the screen, and the machine announces the win as loud as it possibly can. The show at the poker, roulette and blackjack tables are more intense, more dramatic and maybe more gripping to watch. It is a film packed with tension, mystery, planning and everyone tries to hide what is going on with their poker faces.

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.

Massive Influence of 007 Films in Gambling Arena

If you enjoy a great film, you’ve seen one or more James Bond films, and most of them feature great casino moments. Casino Royale was one of the best film’s releases in 2006 and the game played by Daniel Craig is Texas Hold’Em. The super spy brings style to the Bond franchise and impresses with fewer insane stunts and fewer gadgets.

Sean Connery as James Bond

Dr No released in 1962 and featured Sean Connery as 007, and it made the top five best films of all times. The gambling scene in this great classic takes place in Le Cercle Casino in London, and it includes men glamorously dressed in full tuxedos as it should be in classic gambling style.

Pierce Brosnan as 007

Connery is also the hero, in the film, Diamonds are Forever, and the casino scene in this film takes place in Las Vegas. Bond plays craps and hew winning equals $65,000. In Goldeneye it is Pierce Brosnan in the lead role, and he visits the Casino de Monte-Carlo, needless to say, it doesn’t get more sophisticated than that.

Cocktail Blends Inspired by 007

All the casino games portrayed in the James Bond films enjoy a massive increase in popularity as everyone that enjoyed the movie also tried their hand at the table games. It is not only casinos that benefited from the casino scenes in the 007 films but also the sports bars and other pubs. The savvy hero inspires several great blends and the first one that comes to mind is the Live and Let Die cocktail.

Live and Let Die Cocktail

If you ever spent some time in San Francisco, you should visit the Bergerac and ask Russell Davis for a Live and Let Die Cocktail. The cocktail features an unusual blend of ingredients that meant to deceit your senses. The Froot Loop scented foam takes you way back to your childhood years, the coconut oil-washed Pisco keeps you there for a bit, and just the aroma of the Campari brings you straight back. It is not only a great drink but also fun, and it tastes fantastic.

Diamonds Are Forever

If you want a sip or two of the most expensive cocktails, you’ll need to visit Dubai, book a room in the Burj Al Arab Hotel and make sure to visit the Skyview Bar. The Diamonds are Forever cocktail is best describes as a flight of fantasy reserved for the wealthiest. It contains only the extraordinarily expensive alcohol such as Cognac called L’Heraud Grand Champagne, bitters and 24k Gold Flake Luxor Champagne served in nothing but the most stylish Swarovski crystal glass with its stem filled with diamonds. You can take the glass home as a reminder of the best drink and the price for this cocktail is $1,347.

Vesper Martini

It the drink of choice in Casino Royale and the title is inspired by the lovely Vesper. It is refreshing and contains one part vodka, three part’s Gordon’s Gin and about half a measure of Lillet. The mixture is added to a cocktail glass and then garnished with long thinly cut pieces of lemon peel.