Feb 17, 2012

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The 5 Coolest Movie Motorcycles

Tough guys abound in motorcycle movies, making us yearn for the freedom to rev our engines and speed away. Most of us will never be able to try most of the tricks that these characters do with ease—and if you do, make sure your bike is covered, by insuring it through a website like MotorcycleInsurance [dot] com! Unless you have your own personal prop department on standby, that is.

1. TT Special 650 Triumph, ridden by Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape”

 

McQueen was the epitome of cool, and this movie solidified that reputation by showcasing his motorcycle skills. He performed almost all of his own stunts in the movie, and they were actually added at his suggestion. Let’s all agree that the movie is that much better for it. Could you imagine watching it without seeing McQueen jump the fence?

2. Harley Davidson Fat Boy, ridden by Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

He said he’d be back, but who knew he’d look this tough when he arrived? Arnie rode onto this scene on this bad boy, securing his status as one of the top action heroes of all-time.

3. Kawasaki GPz900R, ridden by Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”

Who could forget Tom racing down the road trying to keep up with a jet, or speeding away from Kelly McGillis after she called him out on his grandstanding? No matter what you may think of Tom Cruise now, you know you were a little bit envious of his cocky persona and fast machine.

4. Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide, ridden by Peter Fonda in “Easy Rider”

One of the most iconic movies ever, watching Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper can still make us long for a time when we could hit the open road with our bikes and experience life with an amazing soundtrack guiding us along. Sure, we could try to now, but would it really be the same as it was during the 1960’s?

5. Triumph Thunderbird, ridden by Marlon Brando in “The Wild One”

Brando was the ultimate tough guy, and his attitude oozed throughout the whole movie as he led his biker gang on a crime spree throughout the entire town. Hey, if you’re going to scare the locals, why not do it in style, right?

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Feb 13, 2012

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The Best Dancing In Movie History

Artist Niege Borges Alves created a series of “Dancing Plague of 1518” in honor of the dance marathon, arranged on the streets of Strasbourg in 1518, which is known from history. Naigu chose the most ingenious dances, which are known for films and television series and drew the instructions how to dance step-by-step-by-position posture. The result was a series of amusing posters. Check it out, and be sure to try to dance like these legendary guys!

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Feb 1, 2012

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Top 5 Poker Moves Of All Times

The world of gambling continues to elevate as time goes by. As you can see now, there are lot of versions of casino games whether it is online casino or land based casino. Gambling world is now invading almost all aspects of entertainment and recreation. And now, gambling has already reached the world of movie. Here are the top all time gambling and poker movies that made gambling world more popular.

Casino (1995)

From the book written by Larry Shandling and Nicholas Pileggi, directed by Martin Scorsese, this gambling movie was released in 1995. It stars Robert De Niro as Sam “Ace” Rothstein, The character was based on Frank Rosenthal, who ran the Stardust Casino for the mafia in the 70’s. Rothstein secretly runs the casino while the mafia is backing him up. He must do what the mafia asked him to do because of his gambling charges back east. Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci, was sent by the mob to look over Rothstein and protect him but instead of doing his job, he eventually runs his own operations. Sharon Stone acts as Ginger Mckenna, a former whore and she’s the love interest of Rothstein, who remains in love with her pimp, Lester Diamond, portrayed by James Woods.

Croupier (1998)

An inspired writer Clive Owen played by Jack Manfred works as a croupier in a casino only to find out that his life would make a great novel. Tension begin to emerge between him and his girlfriend, Marion, played by Gina Mckee, when he finds himself in the temptations of the gambling world. Jack started to realize that he is becoming the hero of his novel, the immoral Jake, giving in to these temptations to provide him with subject matter that will make for a memorable work of fiction.

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story (2003)

Michael Imperioli has portrayed one of the most prominent poker players of all time, Stu Ungar, Who has won 3 WSOP and Super Bowl poker tournaments titles. Ungar was the only player ever to win 3 WSOP tournaments. He won millions of prizes by playing poker but lost everything due to horse races and his drug addiction that also led to his death in 1998. The focus of the movie is in the relationship of Ungar with his wife and those who know him well and portrays his life from the start, on Manhattan’s lower east side, from being a prodigy, turning poker pro in Las Vegas, after escaping from Las Vegas because of the debts brought on by his addiction to horse races and finally, his unforgettable poker playing days, legendary WSOP wins, drug addiction and his untimely death in a Las Vegas hotel room.

The Cooler (2003)

This is considered as the most unique gambling movie ever. This is a story of a man who is not a gambler, but a man who always bring bad luck to other gamblers. Bernie Lootz played by William H. Macy a man with such incredible bad luck that he always make it impossible to win when he’s around. This is the reason why Las Vegas casino hired him, for the purpose of minimizing the winnings of the gamblers at the tables. When he fell in love with a waitress named Natalie, played by Maria Bello, it suddenly turns his luck upside down. When people start winning big because he stands next to them, the casino owner starts to intervene to make lootz’s life miserable.

Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre, played by Mads Mikkelsen, a bank man with connection to terrorists and also an outstanding poker player, is making ways to win a high-stakes poker tournament for him to be able to pay the money that he owes from the terrorists. But at the poker table, Mr. Bond, played by Daniel Craig, is doing everything in his power to stop this from happening. Bond learns the lesson not to trust anyone, specially when they are sitting at the poker table. This movie is Bond’s first mission as a 00 agent, and he has not yet earned his license to kill in the service of her majesty the Queen.

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