“Birdman” is getting a ton of buzz with its all-star cast featuring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Amy Ryan. Check it out this weekend.
Poker has always enjoyed a solid reputation among card games as one that brings together skill, strategy and luck; a game that can be played during a friendly evening among friends in the basement or at a high-rollers’ meeting behind the doors of a members-only playing room in a casino.
The versatility of poker, added with the sense of drama and anticipation that comes when studying the back of your opponents’ cards and the expressions of their faces, make it a firm favourite among players of any calibre. Moreover, the wide range of poker variants means that there’s a version of poker that‘s suited for any occasion, and any bankroll.
Whether or not you’re a fan of “the beautiful game’, you’d be forgiven for falling in love with football after watching ‘Next Goal Wins’. Following the “world’s worst football team” American Samoa as they attempt to restore some pride after their record 31-0 defeat to Australia in 2001, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s documentary is a fascinating insight into life on a tiny Pacific island. From the humiliation of their loss to Australia, to the very real pain caused by the 2009 tsunami that hit the island, ‘Next Goal Wins’ tells more than just a story of a football team overcoming the odds.
This looks like another excellent film from Jason Reitman, with an excellent cast including Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson and Dean Norris.
Here’s the official synopsis:
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
Naturally the topic of how social media is affecting our lives is one we can all relate to. I’m looking forward to this one.
Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian not only threatened to crash the internet last week, but cause a major downswing for Apple’s shares. However, if you were to log onto trade fair online recently, you’d have seen that the compromising images and rumours of a security breach had little bearing on the Apple’s financial strength.
Indeed, despite rumours circulating that the source of nude celebrity photos was a flaw in Apple’s iCloud software, the company’s share price closed at $103.30 late last week. This represents an immediate increase of 0.78% and a +48.41% rise during 2014, leaving the company with a $618.55 value.