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There have been plenty of movies that show different aspects of the world of casinos, but perhaps none so vividly as the movie Casino, released in 1995 and starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone. When you’ve watched this, you’ll probably be glad you can sit at home and play casino games rather than having to go to Vegas to do it!

Playing casino games online has become a daily occurrence for millions of people around the world – many of whom might never actually have gone to a land-based casino. It’s so easy to play online, you don’t need to get dressed up, you don’t need to leave the house and plan a journey. All you do is login to your favorite site and you can be playing almost instantly. You can play roulette online with 32Red here – all you need to do to get started is sign up and register a debit or credit card, and you’ll qualify for the no deposit bonus of $32 to play on any of the games on the site for a seven day period. It’s a great way to test out the site with real money games without any financial risk.

Casino is a movie that mixes the glamorous front of the casino lifestyle along with its very sleazy underside. Directed by Martin Scorsese, this epic runs for 178 minutes (many of them make you feel uncomfortable and like you’ll need a shower after you’ve watched this seedy tale). The story is based on the life story of Frank Rosenthal, who ran three casinos in Vegas for the Chicago Outfit through the 1970s and early 80s. Rosenthal’s character is Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein in the film (played by de Niro) and the other main characters are Nicky Santoro (played by Joe Pesci) and Ace’s girlfriend Ginger (played by Sharon Stone). Nicky Santoro character is modelled on the real-life mob enforcer Anthony Spilotro.

Ace is running the fictional Tangiers casino on behalf of the Chicago mobsters, and Santoro is sent to make sure that all the casino profits go back to the mob without anything being skimmed off first. It’s also his job to keep the Vegas mobsters in their place. Ginger is a former prostitute and drug-addict who Ace falls for and eventually marries.

It’s a class act by all three actors and director Scorsese with a heady mix of gritty realism and glamor. The film is so long that you begin to feel you’re actually there with all the main characters trapped in the same existence as them, and it’s with a sense of relief that you greet the credits at the end of the movie! Although it’s a long watch, there are plenty of lighter moments in the film, so don’t be put off by the length of the movie. This was Scorsese and De Niro’s eighth collaboration and proved yet again what a successful movie making team they make.

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Deadpool has reached the halfway mark with part three of the five part “The good, the bad and the ugly” arc as writer Brian Edmund Posehn sheds new light on the Merc with the Mouth’s origin. Joining the anti-hero are Avengers Captain America and Wolverine, both of whom are tired to Deadpool’s past. All are joined as weird siblings of sorts due to the Super Soldier/Weapon X/Weapon Plus programs. How do you think this will all come together?

Deadpool #17
Official Description: In the heart of the enemy’s clutches, Deadpool meets some uncanny friends…Captain America & Wolverine get sucked into the mystery of Deadpool’s past.

The issue hits stands on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 from Marvel Comics.


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Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Runner Runner

There is no doubt that everyone has a hidden passion. For some it may be rare coins, for the others – often visits to a local liquor store. There is poignant passion, enthralling passion, bizarre passion, dubious passion, and there is disparaging passion. Disparaging passions include addictions, manias and obsessions. But where is the line between a disparaging passion and mental illness?

Perchance everybody is keen for movies. Everyone loves different movies, there is a lot of people and there is, respectively, a lot of movies, so that there is no lack of choice. And it is reasonable to assume that movies embody the hidden passion of men, somehow exposing itself in the exciting plot, in the subtle details, or in the heated atmosphere. The Runner-Runner trailer is an undeniable passion. It is a touching, exciting, unusual, doubtful and destructive passion. It is a passion to passion, passion for excitement, a passion for speed, a passion for adventure, a passion for life.

A first impression about the Runner Runner trailer makes: touching and poignant. It is a mundane story of a gifted boy, who is terribly unfortunate and unappreciated. A boy of marvelous intentions and incomparable brilliance, whose name was Richie (Justin Timberlake), had a noble goal: he wanted to graduate from the most prestigious math school and become a man, who will become worth of his talents. But he has no money for education and he is desperate to find a respectful job. No wonder that a desperate lad found his way to the one of the most dishonorable fields of profit. He started online gambling and soon he realized, that he could be smarter than the system. Getting drawn deeper and deeper, Richie loses control and after his first big loss he is already too obsessed and too determined. Here are the obsessions in the Runner-Runner trailer, but the passions only begin.

In a desperate bid to achieve much more power than he deserves, Richie travels to Costa Rica, where he hopes to battle one of the giants of this dubious industry for his prestigious position. Nevertheless, the aforementioned businessman (Ben Affleck), sees the Richie’s gifts and talents and offers him a job of his dreams. This is where the Runner-Runner starts to gain some serious speed, and soon enough you are going to find yourself dizzy. Richie’s life is paradise, everything he dreams of basically instantly comes true. But the obsessions and passions inevitable lead man to failure. So the fiasco approaches, and that is the exact moment when the Runner-Runner trailer becomes so flashing, dazzling and glistering, that even Richie himself cannot stop running. Our job is now to try not to fall behind from Richie and wait anxiously for the Runner-Runner release. Because very soon our hidden passions will cease to be a secret.

Posted on September 20th, 2013 by MHD | Leave a Comment (1)
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When confronted with fantastic technology, the first impulse a person has is usually to figure out a way to waste hours of their time doing something nonproductive with it. The very first video game was the Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device developed in 1947, though most people consider the 1972 game, Pong, to be the first traditional video game. The public has had a long and checkered past with video games, sometimes treating them as toys for children, and other times welcoming them as a hobby for adults. According to the Entertainment Software Rating Board, the average age of a gamer is currently 34 years old, and the average gamer has spent 12 years gaming.

The 1970s: Motown, Bell Bottoms and the Atari
Video gaming emerged as a true industry in the 1970s. Although arcades were extremely popular throughout this decade, home video game consoles were also introduced. There were a multitude of different consoles, but only one would end up standing head and shoulders above the rest: Atari. The Atari Video Computer System retailed at $199 and according to Video Game Console Library, there were a total of 418 games released for the platform. At this time, video games were mostly the domain of children and teenagers.

The 1980s: Big Hair, Legwarmers and Mario
Arcades grew tremendously in popularity throughout the 1980s–often known as the Golden Age for Arcade Games. At the same time, IBM PC compatible computer games were being developed, and home computers were starting to become more accessible. The Nintendo Entertainment System was also released in 1983, and quickly became the most popular console on the market. According to Examiner, the popularity of the NES system skyrocketed due to a single Italian plumber named Mario.

The 1990s: Dot-com, Beanie Babies and Shareware
The decade of the 1990s was marked by a release of many portable gaming systems, as well as an increase in the overall home computer market for video games. Shareware played a huge part in this, because it enabled home computer users to download, play, and release video games into the community. Sega managed to break into the console industry with Sonic the Hedgehog, though Nintendo still captured a large amount of market share. Meanwhile, iD’s 1996 FPS Quake completely revolutionized the video game industry and ushered in a new model of Internet-based gaming.

The 2000s: High School Musical, Freedom Fries and Counter Strike
The 2000s saw console and online gaming becoming rapidly more popular among adults. As laptops for the classroom, office and even home use became more popular, a shift towards casual games that required less powerful systems also developed. A simple casual game called The Sims dominated market share and opened the door for more female gamers. CNN reported that The Sims was the best-selling PC game from 2000 to 2003, and has now sold more than 125 million copies. At the same time, the market stabilized to show a total of three major video game systems: the Sony PlayStation, the Microsoft Xbox and the Nintendo Wii.

The 2010s: Zumba, Dog Shaming and the Next Generation
The next generation of video game consoles are being eagerly awaited, including the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Video games are pushing forward with motion-based and voice-based technology, which is leading to far more inventive methods of playing. Independent developers are also attempting to break into the game business, such as the Ouya, which is an Android-based video game console. The games on the Ouya are intended to be completely free, as noted on the Ouya website. The market has shifted towards more casual and accessible games, especially among the female demographic.

This guest post was written by Jessica Lyman, a freelance reporter who covers the gaming industry.
Posted on September 19th, 2013 by MHD | Leave a Comment (1)
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How does Mad Max meets Grindhouse by the way of Kill Bill sound to you? Pretty darn good if you as as much of an action junkie as I am. Kristanna Loken, Eve, Beverly D’Angelo, Christian Pitre, and the one and only Gary Busey star in Bounty Killer, currently in theaters and VOD. The movie is based on graphic novel of the same name. In a post-apocalypse future, where the government has been taken over by corporations, the people have begun to fight back. Death warrants have been issued for all white collar criminals , and Bounty Killers compete against each other for “body count, fame and a fat stack of cash.” The action comedy follows Mary Death (Pitre), the top “Bounty Killer” in the world.

Check out the movie’s trailer in our speical Bounty Killer app, check out some “Killer GIFs” and take the”Are You a Bounty Killer? Quiz to find out just how awesome you are at fighting the enemy in a post-apocalypse. Then check out the details below the app to find out how you can win Bounty Killers on DVD!

Win Bounty Killer on DVD!

Entering the contest is very easy. Post a reply comment to this post with what your “Bounty Killer” name would be. Would it be as cool as “Mary Death”? Would I be known as Pit Chainsaw or Pit Killer? Also, as usual we have two ways to earn additional entries into the contest! You can tweet about this contest with the hashtag #BountyKillerMovie #MHD #Contest and this link. And you can leave a comment (any comment) on our Facebook post for this contest. That is right, you can earn up to three entries into this contest!

DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to everyone with a valid address. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. Prizes have been provided in promotion of the movie Bounty Killer. A winner will be chosen on September 26th, 2013.

So, what is on TV Tonight?

8PM
For Better or WorseOWN: Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (comedy)
ION: WWE Main Event (wrestling)
FOX: X-Factor (competition)
CBS: Big Brother (competition)
NBC: Million Second Quiz (game show)
CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 (news showcase)
FUSE: Fuse News (entertainment news)

9PM
Royal PainsUSA: Royal Pains (medical drama)
FOX: MasterChef (reality)
NBC: Americas Got Talent (competition)
SYFY: Paranormal Witness (docu)
HGTV: Property Brothers (reality)
SCI: The Unexplained Files (docu)
OWN: Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (comedy)

10PM
NFL Football LogoNBCSP: NFL Turning Point (sports)
NBC: Camp (family)
TNT: The Bridge (crime drama)
SYFY: Ghost Mine (docu)
ID: Surviving Evil (docu)
MTV: The Challenge: Rivals II (competition)
SYFY: Ghost Mine (docu)

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by pjflip | Leave a Comment
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There is a quite understandable reason why the movies with a mark “based on a true story” occupy some special place in the cinematograph. It is irrelevant how astoundingly talented, witty and intelligent is the director, no matter what is the scale of literary talent of a screenwriter and no matter whether the actors are able to conquer the viewers around the world with their sincerity and charisma. Movies, base on actual events, posses a kind of special charm, incomparable to any of all the fictional stories. Perchance, the enthralling attraction of many of these films is explained by the fact that they are similar to our life situations. Others are probably shocking and striking with the realization that this story actually happened with someone in real life.

Every feeling, every word, every thought and every gaze – it seems as if it is happening right around us, and we are taking a direct part in the lives of the main characters. After the great success of The Queen, Stephen Frears, a born genius of cinematic drama and a winner of two awards at Berlin festival presents to the world another masterpiece featuring Judi Dench. A touching, tender, poignant Philomena trailer – is a story that actually happened once with some ordinary people and can easily happen again with any of us. The details of the drama has not yet been disclosed the wide audience. However, some key moments of the story line could be seen in the Philomena trailer.

So here is a story of a failed journalist, who worked as a representative of the BBC in Moscow many years ago, relives a breakdown after a breakdown and gradually becomes a laughing stock among all of his friends and colleagues. He fell into despair, he suffers from severe depression and it seems as if there is no way back on the top. Until one day, completely at random, someone gives him an idea of ??writing a story about a living person, the story of human interest. Previously, he was opposed to expose details of the personal lives of others to the public, but now, out of desperation, he agrees. What happens next was a complete abruptness for everyone and for him firstly. He gets acquainted with Philomena, whose history touches him so profoundly, he not only writes it down to the tiniest detail, but follows her on the search of her son, who she have not seen in fifty years, since the day he was born.

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan have unsurprisingly created a beautiful harmonic duo in the movie. Obviously, this subtlety has been fully appreciated be the greatest connoisseurs of cinematographic art – after the premiere of the Philomena at the Venice festival this year, the audience stood up and applauded to the masterpiece and its creators on their feet. If even the professional met the movie this way, we can only wait for November 1 with bated breath and crave for something what will restore our faith in humanity.

Posted on September 11th, 2013 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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