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Site for movie lovers: Movli.com

One of the first articles I ever wrote for my blog was “Sites every movie lover should use”, which was four years ago and in that time a lot of new sites have popped up.

One of the latest is Movli.com and I have been checking it out this last week. A site dedicated to movies has to have standout features and those of Movli are unique as it combines movie recommendations, a social aspect and a vast movie database. The recommendations are front and center and getting started is quick and easy. Continue reading

Videogames: The Movie (2014)

Review Videogames: The Movie

I’ve written about it before, but I’m someone who grew up playing videogames. Starting on the first Pong machine my father bought almost every game console/computer which came out and it is something I continued. I played games on the Atari 2600, MSX, Commodore 64, Amiga, Mega Drive, Dreamcast, Playstation etc. Although time is currently an issue (I can’t dedicate as much of it to gaming as I’d like to and I might only finish a maximum of 4 or 5 games a year) my gamer heart is still pumping. The history of gaming doesn’t hold too many secrets for me. Besides reading Edge magazine for years I also have read several books about the subject. Now there is this documentary which you’d expect, purely base on the title, to be THE ultimate movie about the subject. The question is: is it? Continue reading

Begin Again (2013)

Review Begin Again

Although I really like going to the cinema there are some aspects I do not like. I decided to go watch it at one of the cinemas pretty close to home, but as I am not a fan of football I didn’t know that there was a game on near the cinema. It meant it was almost impossible to find a parking spot and grab a quick bite to eat because of the long lines. I managed to walk into the theater with food in my stomach, right at the moment the trailers had ended (and as that is usually a huge frustration I didn’t have to endure them). I was ready to enjoy the movie, until a woman in the right corner of my eye decided it was a good time to send some whatsapp messages. Don’t know if it was about the film, but that bright screen (she did set the brightness lower, because you know it would be rude not to) was a distraction. I didn’t immediately want to say something about it, but it took a bit longer before I felt I was fully engaged by the movie. Enough about my cinema experience of that day though. How was the movie itself? Continue reading

The Monday Question: Background!

The Monday Question

The problem with loving movies is that you really don’t have enough time to watch as much of them as you’d like. Sometimes you have other things to do, but there are always movies which either you have seen or you can easily do something else while watching them. I occasionally start movies knowing I won’t give them my full attention (for example documentaries where the information which is said is most important or movies I’ve watched before) and am wondering if you ever do the same:

Do you ever play movies in the background while you are doing something else?

5 Most popular movies set in Las Vegas

Although I have never visited Las Vegas I have seen many movies and TV shows set there. People have always been fascinated by the golden slots-halls of the casinos and the atmosphere they are filled with, the amazingly elegant women and the excited crowd milling around roulette and blackjack tables. Even in the era of the popularization of gambling, where everybody can play every kind of casino game online (comfortably sitting at their homes), Las Vegas maintains a superior attraction. There are even slot games that have been dedicated to this wonderful city. Cinema, of course, offers an exciting look into its world of bright lights, glamour and gaming. Here is a list of the 5 most popular movies set in the capital of the gambling world that celebrates it and foster its myth. Continue reading

The Many Faces of… Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz was born on August 30, 1972 in San Diego. She grew up in Long Beach. She started working as a model at age 16 and did campaigns for Calvin Klein and Levi’s. Her first role was in The Mask opposite of Jim Carrey which immediately launched her career. She did various movies after it and was even going to play in the Mortal Kombat movie but had to pull out because of an injury. She played in A Life Less Ordinary, My Best Friend’s Wedding, There’s Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, Very Bad Things, Charlie’s Angels. She was the voice for Princess Fiona in Shrek. Other movies she has starred in include The Holiday, What Happens in Vegas, The Box, Knight and Day, The Green Hornet, Bad Teacher, The Counselor, The Other Woman and Sex Tape. Continue reading