Category: Thriller

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.

Worst Bookmaker in History: The Running Man

Move back to the movie action of the eighties, and you’ll discover the Running Man, he is no Robocop or Predator. It is a film you will enjoy whether you’re an active sports bettor or just someone who loves great movies. When you watch it, it is mostly the behaviour of the bookmakers that will catch your attention. It’s best to start at the beginning when you meet Ben Richards; he is a former pilot for the police. When he refuses to shoot innocent people, he is sent to a labour camp where he has to move heavy metal around every day.

Nice and Cunning Fellow

Ben Richards is a super nice guy but also cunning, so he escapes, but he is not as bright as you want him to be. He gets caught and then forced to take part in a ruthless program that is televised. The program is called The Running Man; it is hosted by Damon Killian and airs on the ICS network.

The Running Man Showtime

Just before it is showtime you realize what it is all about, the bookie appears, and he gathers a crowd as he takes out his blackboard. On the board, he is starting to offer different odds on the participants. The betting options include the final stalker, the first death and the first blood.

Weiss and Laughlin

The story now includes Edith Wiggings and Edith is the one in the audience to be called out; she has to pick the first stalker. She thinks about this decision while the bookie is using the time to talk the crowd into betting on the competitors. Edith then chooses Sub Zero the professor and when he turns up the early stages of the game include Richard being knocked out for a while. When he gets back into the game, he ends up on his knees when a piece of barbed wire strangles him.

In the audience, Leon needs to decide who goes in. Next, it’s between the chainsaw lunatic, and the LED covered opera singer. Even though you don’t see it, the bookies are now pushing up the odds on the next kill.

Bookies Need to Pay

Buzzsaw is on a bike and drags Richard around, which manages to tie himself to a pillar. It forces Buzzsaw off his motorcycle. The film flashes back to the bookmaker, and the odds-on Buzz is now 10:1 for the first death. The odds-on Dynamo is 2:1.

The one to die first is Laughlin and the bookies must payout 2:1, it is right then that you see the guys doing some pretty strange things. By now you might know that no one gets out of the show, it is an event in which all dies. No one is betting on Richard while the show goes on and Dynamo now electrocutes Weiss. He gets chased by Richard and ends up in his opera-kart. Next Laughlin dies, and the bookies again need to pay out 2:1 for first kill Dynamo and 2:1 on first blood for Buzzsaw.

Upcoming Movies in 2019

This year there are a ton of films to watch and one of the most awaited films of the year is Teammate: My Live in Baseball. The film features the memoir of David Ross the retired Chicago Cubs catcher. It is Radar Pictures that acquired the rights to remake the memoirs of Ross into a movie in which he will recall all the most critical moments of his 15-year career. In his book the content centres around his final game and how he became the oldest to homer in a game. This helped the Cubs overtake the Cleveland Indians and winning their championship, which was the first since 1908.

Films Getting Reboots in 2019

Films Getting Reboots this year includes Major League starring Charlie Sheen in a comedy related to baseball, as well as Young Guns, Friday Night Lights and Ace Ventura.

Sports-Themed Films Released in 2019

Run The Race is a 94-minute drama that plays off in a high-school environment. The school’s track and the football field is where two brothers face escalating problems in the small Southern town. Both with different world views the film offers a view of the bonds of brotherhood ultimately strengthened via their love for sports.

Donnybrook

Already released on the 15th of February, Donnybrook is a drama. This 101-minute film allows players to view the preparations of two men, each eager to compete for the $100,000 prize offered to only one, the winner of the legendary bare-knuckle fight.

High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is the perfect film for sports enthusiasts. The movie starts in the middle of a pro basketball lockout, Andre Holland plays agent Ray Burke who finds himself completely caught up in the face-off between the players and the league. With this his career is on the line, Ray remains someone playing for the higher stakes. The only solution is to pull off the most daring of plans, but he has only 72 hours to do so.

Burke outmanoeuvres all of the power-players and uncovers the one loophole that can change this game forever. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the Award-Winning director of Traffic, the film offers exceptional entertainment. The outcome of watching this film raises questions regarding who owns the game as well as who ought to, it might be just the film for any sports or baseball fan.

Fighting with My Family

Starring Lena Headway, Dwayne Johnson and Florence Pugh, Fighting with My Family is a 108-minute film. Based on the biography of a former wrestler, his family that makes a living form his performances at small venues and how his kids dream of him joining the World Wrestling World of entertainment.

Top Film Releases in 2019

Stephen King fans have much to look forward to as his thrillers will once again prove that the big screen is perfect for the ghostly atmosphere in Pet Sematary. Based on the novel with the same title, it is the cat killed by a truck buried in the nearby that turns out to show just how much is wrong with the whole place.

The Mule


Alone, broke and staring the foreclosure of his business in the face, Earl Stone is forced to accept the only job available, which is a drug courier for the cartel in Mexico. By enjoying immediate success, he soon finds out that it is easy money and as he accepts larger shipments, he draws the attention of Colin Bates a DEA agent. What starts to weigh on Earl’s conscience is the mistakes he made in the past and he needs to decide to correct those mistakes before the cartel or law enforcement catches him.

The 88-year old Clint Eastwood stars as the main character in the Mule and also directed the film, which is a huge accomplishment at his age. The movie appeals to the most faithful fans of Eastwood and many loves seeing him return to what is called his personal comfort zone.

The Mule Inspired by A True Story

The Mule is inspired by the true events that are part of the life story of Leo Sharp, who was a 90year old man working for the Mexican cartel as a drug mule. Eastwood can be seen as Earl Stone and he is as charming as ever and there are lots of really funny moments in the film.

The Mule film is inspired by the true events of a man with a new job and his estranged family, Earl Stone is a horticulturist as well as a vet specializing in daylilies. The film catches up with Stone in 2005 when he does not attend the wedding of his daughter in order to attend a horticulturist convention. The film then picks up on his life twelve years later when Stone loses his farm as the main source of business have by then move to e-commerce florist, while at this point, he already lost his family.

Stone manages to find a new job as he heard that some guy pays good money if he is prepared to drive and this is the start of his drug-running days. While he is sceptical in the beginning, he starts to enjoy the money and the trips. He actually loves the travelling that takes him far away from his home and he gets to enjoy the sights and different foods and the entertainment. Although being a mule for the Mexican drug cartel or anyone else is never easy, not even for a guy like Stone enjoying the trips. With a bit of drama in the leadership of the cartel and two DEA agents closing in on him, it all starts to crumble, and Stone need to decide between his family and work.

The Mule is the testament of Eastwood’s Hollywood Staying Power

The Mule just shows once again how much staying power Clint Eastwood still has in Hollywood and even at quite an advanced age, he succeeded to get many moviegoers to wish for more of his films. The Mule started showing in theaters from the 14th of December and is bound to attract many Clint Eastwood fans.

The Nun


The Nun tells the tale of a priest that has a hunted past and a young nun that died in Romania. Directed by Corin Hardy the writers of this scary tale are James Wan and screenplay by Gary Dauberman, while it stars Jonas Blonquet, Taissa Farmiga and Demian Birchir.

How Scary is The Nun?

If you really want to know just how scary The Nun is, YouTube banned the trailer due to the fact that it traumatized people. Most feel the movie would be easier to watch if it was not based on the truth, and again the scary fact is that it is based on a real story, real horror and true events. If you cherish sleeping peacefully, The Nun is not really recommended for anyone who cherishes their ability to fall asleep easily but let me recap what it is all about and you can decide for yourself.

The movie follows a Sister Irene, a nun travelling to Romania, this whole trip is based on investigating a very creepy incident that took place at the monastery, which involved Valak, an entity. It is a prequel to The Conjuring, well a very disturbing one if you ask anyone brave enough to watch it. It’s a freaky film inspired by real events and based on the case files of Lorraine and Ed Warren, both demonologists.

The Nun – A Ghostly Experience You Won’t Easily Forget

The movie is also kind of based on Warren’s work, according to Spera, his parents come face to face with the phantom of the nun in the 70s, she was buried alive in the churches wall as punishment for her affair with a monk and she still haunts the place. Spera says Hollywood used bits and pieces of different events and combined them in The Nun.

James Wan, the director of The Nun says it was also inspired by the demon described by Lorraine Warren as a swirling tornado vortex, that haunted her home. Wan built visuals according to the decryptions of the demon as offered by the Warren’s. So, it immediately adds the question whether Valak is the real thing, and again if you hoped the answer would be no, you out of luck it is and if you believe in demons, you’ll be scared by this one. Even if you don’t believe in demons, none have ever taken the shape of a nun, it’s the demonic vision that will haunt you. In, The Lesser Key of Solomon dating back to the 17th century, Valak is described as mighty and appearing like a child that has wings, riding a two-headed dragon. He governs thirty-eight legions of spirits.

At the end, it is up to you to decide whether you want to watch The Nun or not, whether you want to believe that most parts are based on facts or if you’ll be able to just ignore that and see what the directors did with the story. But the warning remains, no matter how you look at it you might not want to ever enter a convent, you won’t like pictures of children with angel wings and two-headed dragons won’t ever be your thing!

Follow the Footsteps of Harry Potter

Everyone is familiar with the range of Harry Potter books turned into mega box office films, which entertained fans non-stop for an entire decade. Yet the fans still can’t get enough of the school of wizardry and thousands are keen to take the Harry Potter studio tours.

The range of films that kept fans entertained across ten years is based on the novels, of which the first was released in 2001 titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Thousands counted the days until the release of the second film in 2002 titled Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The next film in the series was released two years later in 2004 and was titled

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


Then only a year later it was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire hit movie theatres across the globe in 2005, while the next instalment was only released in 2007, this time titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince offering fans 2hours and 34 minutes of action in 2009. The two latest Harry Potter releases include the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 screened in 2010 and 2011.

The four most fan-visited places in London


Rich with Harry Potter themed places and activities to unbridled the inner wizard in every visitor, while the official studio guided tour takes fans on a visit to potion making and mixing cocktail bars and wizard-themed hotel rooms.

If you are a keen fan of Potter, then you’ll find London a magical destination, the official Harry Potter tour started in 2012 and enables all visitors to step onto the sets used in some of the films when the Diagon Alley, Great Hall and the Forbidden Forest was used.

The whole experience part of the Potion Room is themed and structured like the alchemy class showed in the films, it’s like wizardry and every guest gets a magic wand and wears a cloak. The experience includes creating an edible and/or drinkable potion, which is served as part of a tray filled with savory items or a tray covered in sweet treats.

Hotel rooms referred to as Wizard Chambers, in London the Georgian House Hotel offers a few rooms inspired by the range of popular Harry Potter books. Booking one of the rooms provides stayers to enjoy a night at Hogwarts! Each of the themed rooms features cauldrons, stone walls, stained glass windows and artifacts to ensure the whole experience has a Harry Potter feel to it.

To ensure the experience is as real as it gets, you could go for a night cup at the Wizarding bar called the Cauldron, it’s the bar every fantasy book devotee dreams off, all guests have to dress up in the robes and then receives a cauldron and they get to experiment and mix their own drinks.

The Darkest Minds

One of the most exciting science fictions thrillers in 2018 is, The Darkest Minds directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, based on the adult novel by Alexandra Bracken. Actors include Harry Dickinson, Amandla Stenberg, Gwendoline Christie and Mandy Moore. Released by 20th Century Fox in the US on the 3rd of August, moviegoers got to enjoy the mysteriously powerful teens send to a detainment camp as they’re seen as a treat by the government. Ruby only 16 years old at the time escapes and joins others on the run. The teens combine their powers to fight against those on their tracks.

The Darkest Minds, Colour Code Those Needed to be Killed on Sight


IAAN is a mysterious pandemic that wiped out 90% of the nation’s children six years ago, the superpowers seen as a disease changes those who survived. Some ore telekinetic, other just really smart while some can manipulate electrical currents. Survivors with the superpower-disease are sorted by colour. The colour-coded children categories include least dangerous marked by green and blue, those uncontrollable are marked in red and orange and are to be killed on sight.

Should a kid fall into the green category his/her eyes turn green as soon as he/she is thinking of something smart, telekinetic children have the power to make all kinds of thing float in the air and their eyes then turn blue. The colour coding simplifies things and Ruby with orange eyes are marked since she has the ability to control the minds of others. Although she has managed to pass as a code green to qualify for the Green concentration camp.

Did Parents Just Hand Over Their Surviving Kids to Government in The Darkest Minds?

The outbreak and the reaction of the public to the IAAN pandemic is not part of the film, and when it comes to reasoning, it seems the government did not have a hard job capturing the surviving youngsters. One who does put up a fight is the US president who claims his son is cured. A kind doctor first freed Ruby, the doctor, Cate, played by Mandy Moore, turns out to be part of The Children’s League, which she describes as a safe-haven. This is a fact doubted by Ruby who decides to join three run-aways, which includes an electricity harnesser and a smart one.

The four dodge their tracers, and bounty hunters are out to clean up, for a while the film and those enjoying it, forget about the fact that Ruby can control other’s minds, while she also wiped out her own memories, accidentally. The only two ‘Oranges” get romantically involved, while the story offers a captivating view of adults that are fearful of their offspring and wanted them imprisoned or killed.

The Heroine in Possession of Extraordinary Powers Need to Decide which Team is Worth her Loyalty

Multiple resistance rise, leadership comes into question, and Ruby must decide, remain truthful to those who have helped her or joining a team where her superpowers can make a difference. The Darkest Mind film conveys a lot to the audience, it is smart, and there is no doubt that it attracted millions of followers.

Alpha, an Awe-Inspiring Man, Meets Furry Friend Prehistoric Survivalist Epic

Film-critics calls it a beautifully filmed captivating adventure while Alpha conveys the tale of the survival of a young man accompanied by his best friend. Part adoration boy-meets-wolf, part wilderness survival and part American Museum of Natural exhibit comes to live, audiences get to enjoy an epic adventure involving a pre-historic hunter surviving via the powerful intelligence and instincts of his Canis lupus friend.

Wolves are loyal guardians with the ability to form firm emotional attachments, trust their instincts and as a spiritual animal, has balance, self-control and mostly goes out of their way to avoid attacks. Albert Hughes’ epic is devoted to overwhelming viewers with craggy cliffs, lush vistas, eye-popping auroras, endless snowy tundras and impossible green forests. Visuals simply can’t be described, and it’s a film well deserving of big-screen viewing, in actual fact, Alpha demands it.

Fearless, Spectacular, Companionship & A Young Man Leading by His Heart, Not His Spear

It is a film about the stranded hunter who needs to prove his manhood in the wilderness, told in a remarkable prehistoric eye-candy tale of survival kind of way. Almost like a Disney adventure, masterly fuelled by visual dazzle, enhanced by a gnarly consistency twisted from elements such as maggots, excrement and blood. It is an antiquated sceptical with no superhero, taking place many centuries into the past. Huge credit goes to the Hughes’ timing as he artful never hold any of the scenes for longer than necessary to provide potent moments depicted by the gnawing war of man against the elements of nature.

Kodi Smit-McPhee is seen in the role of Keda, the most inexperienced hunter in the tribe, which is also the son of the chief reminding of an unsympathetically friendly samurai called Tau played by Johannes Haukur Johannesson. Alpha is the wolf wounded and rescued by Keda, and he becomes refugeed from his wolf-pack. Keda earns his place in the food chain when he stares down his new-found animal’s hunger and consumes his own food first. A slow-growing bond forms between the young hunter and the wolf, they become tag-team hunters, and their emotional bond is the emotional core of the film.

Alpha, Captivating Entertainment Keeping Audiences Starved for Old-Fashion Films Created with New-Fashioned Finesse

In Alpha, Hughes proves he is the choreographer that does natural world breath-takingly, a director the world has been waiting for, yet the most memorable moment leaps into human evolution as his bravura image-timing takes conventional filming to exceptionally excitingly new heights.

Despite being tailor-made for the modern culture, it is completely alien to it, which is the reason why Alpha is no less than impressive in every way. Its formulaic tale beast historical accuracy and the film is a tonic in the modern age of pumped-up big-budget superhero films. It’s an inspiring tale that reminds movie-goers of the value of respecting nature, earning leadership through the willingness to learn and just how much we can still gain from studying the Palaeolithic era.

Escape to a Magical World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Wizardry and Witchcraft magically transport movie fans back to Hogwarts School, the place everyone knows has where Harry, Ron and Hermione were taught, just by viewing the exterior of the school during the trailers made fans ecstatic. The audience already knows Newt Scamander played by Eddie Redmayne, as the magizoologist was introduced in the first film as he travelled to America from England in 1926 to meet up with magical types and Muggles. It’s near the end that the dark wizard emerges as Gellert Grindelwald is taken into custody.

Harry Potter fans get yet another opportunity to dive back into the world of magic, and this time it’s the sequel to the 2016 box office hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Moviegoers get to see Dumbledore at a much younger age in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, a film which trailer was revealed during the 2018 Comin-Con. J.K. Rowling revealed that there would be five Fantastic Beasts films in which the second introduces Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, a dark wizard.

Albus Dumbledore’s Earlier Life

Albus Dumbledore is introduced at a much earlier stage of his life as he enlists Scamander to stop Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards in order to rule over the worlds non-magical beings. Jude Law is cast in the role of Dumbledore, while the film is set in 1927 and takes fans on a magical trip to Paris and England. While the original film made well over $234 million in 2016, its sequel is set to beat all records when it is released in November 2018.

J.K. Rowling revealed as far back as 2007 that she meant for Dumbledore to be gay, in a relationship with Grindelwald, yet in the sequel, the intense relationship more focusses on the young men falling in love with each other’s ideology and ideas. Dumbledore is far from what fans might expect, he is young and inspiring Hogwarts teacher, he is a rebel and a maverick and very witty, far from the elderly statesman he is in Harry Potter films.

Many scenes in the trailer got fans euphoric, yet one really stood out, and that is when the Ministry of Magic officials can be seen apparating, its most unusual as in the novels Granger keeps reminding others that disapparating and apparating is never allowed on the grounds of Hogwarts. Could the sequel reveal why such a rule was enforced in the first place or is there another reason for the appearances out of nowhere? Find out how the fat of one will or can change the future of all when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is released in Australia on the 15th of November and in the UK and US on the 16th of November 2018.

Sara’s Notebook

Sara’s Notebook

This non-fiction movie would make you feel as though your heart is in your hands. It delves into the dark side of human nature, deep into the Congo of Africa. It shows you how much journalists risk their lives for a story and how much danger someone is willing to put themselves in while searching for their loved one. Sara was a medical doctor who would practice her skills in Africa regularly. She had a father who suffered from Alzheimer’s and a sister Laura, who was a lawyer in Madrid. Sara disappeared for 2 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when she turned up in a photo taken by a journalist, setting the scene for this political thriller.

Laura, determined to find her sister, travels to Uganda and was given Sara’s Notebook by a foreign aid worker who worked with Sara. Laura met up with another aid worker who agreed to retrieve Sara from the DRC in exchange for money, which resulted in Laura selling off her wealth. She agreed but insisted that she must be part of the search crew. The aid worker, Sergio, suspiciously agreed to the condition but later called Sara with an excuse that there was an issue with the transportation and she can follow later with his crew. Laura, using her smart wit, discovered that Sergio was being dishonest, took back her money and enrolled the help of a friend of Sara’s called Sven.

Upon reaching the DRC via a light aircraft, the airplane flagger or air traffic controller for a more appropriate term, risked his life to alert the pilots that there was danger on the ground. On pulling the aircraft upward, the rebel group on the ground began shooting, striking Sven in the foot. Back in Uganda, Sven and Laura sought the help of Jamir, a native of the Congo and a former child soldier. Unwilling to come to their aid at first, Jamir refused at first, but admired Laura’s courage and joined her on her journey.

It must be noted here that Laura spoke Spanish in a country where it was not a first language of anyone, except maybe a United Nations (UN) employee. Jamir claimed to have learned Spanish from Sara and this is what he and Laura used to communicate. They successfully entered the Congo via boat and after Laura used money to bribe the Immigration officers to let Jamir through. A series of violent occurrences ensued, showcasing how rebels would descend on the community, rape its women, murder the adults and kidnap the children, even forcing the children to shoot and kill their own parents. The heart wrenching ordeals continued, all the way until Sara could have safely left the Congo with her sister.

Sara, believing that she could do more to change the situation in the Congo, choose to stay where she eventually died and was buried. While the movie may have been an over dramatization of the real events, it touches on actual barbaric acts and conflict that still exists in Africa.