Jargon and indecipherable text can infiltrate many areas of our lives – from technical manuals to assembly instructions for furniture. But what about the world of gaming and fun? Bingo has been a popular game for sometime but even here it seems that jargon has managed to take root – until now!
A series of videos being released by Costa Bingo are finding ways to map the full bingo dialogue so that we can finally enjoy a definitive guide to the bingo lingo. Videos will be produced for all 90 bingo calls with a number of them already live on YouTube and this will provide the ultimate resource for newcomers wanting to get to grips with the game.
The best bit is the videos help to provide visual reminders and cues for those looking to learn the lingo – much more effective than simply listing the answers! The videos were also produced by everyday people like you and me, not by a corporate body, so they have a real natural feel to them that makes them a pleasure to watch.
I’m a particular fan of this video – for number 32: buckle my shoe – it’s a simple concept but it works!
Many discussions have been made about whether to complete the shooting of the movie Fast & Furious 7 after the tragic loss of the starring Paul Walker. Universal has been attacked by rumors saying that the producers continue the filming of the movie for commercial reasons because of the death of the actor, but now the answer of Universal proves them wrong. They chose the brothers of Paul Walker to shoot the scenes that were remaining. Paul Walker has already shooted the main scenes and most of the action in the movie and now his brothers Caleb and Cody will take Paul’s place and help complete the filming.
According to the announcement on the official page of the movie Fast & Furious on Facebook: The series film FAST & FURIOUS theme is family. The characters are linked together by a family bond, all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years have the same type of bonding. Surely this determines how we feel about our fans. Our family has experienced an incredible shock in November. We needed time to mourn the loss of Paul, the brother we love and lost and to think about whether we should proceed with the completion of the film.
We met and we all felt that the only option is to continue filming. We believe that all our fans and Paul would want that. Paul had already shot the most dramatic and action scenes of the movie Fast & Furious 7 which is the strongest work of his career. We restarted shooting and now we are happy to welcome his brothers, Caleb and Cody. They will help us complete some action scenes of their brother and to fill in any small gaps that remain in production. Their presence made me feel that Paul is with us.
We are less than a year away from the official movie premier and this is the most important work we’ve done together. It will allow the character of Brian O ‘Conner to continue to exist and to extol Paul in his most decisive role. We needed to wait some time before we talk to you directly and we want to thank you all for the love and support you have always shown us. The film is expected to be released in April 2015.
The science fiction films may not appeal to everyone, but some of them are excellent examples of the inexhaustible imagination of filmmakers, script writers, set designers and many more. Many of these, and other film genres, have been based on books that managed to enchant their readers. See below some of the most famous of them.
Under The Skin
The film Under The Skin is the latest sci-fi film, which made its way off the shelves of bookstores to the big screen. It is based on the homonymous novel by Michel Faber, which was released in 2000. Starring Scarlett Johansson, with her portrayal of Laura, an alien with unmatched sexuality. Considered as one of the much awaited films of the season, with Johansson to test first forces in such a role.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The film 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968 and remains one of the best of its kind, under the directorial eye of Stanley Kubrick. Based on a short story titled The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke. The Clarke and Kubrick was brought to the big screen, creating a cinematic masterpiece that explores the relationship of humanity with technology, violence and sexuality.
The film Jurassic Park last year celebrated its 20th birthday. It remains one of the best science fiction films of all time. Based on the novel by Michael Crichton, who worked with David Koepp to make history screenplay. Released in 1993 and made a huge success. The directed by Steven Spielberg, who used innovative for its time effect, conjuring up in front of spectators creatures that had disappeared from the face of the Earth several billion years ago.
The Hunger Games
The trilogy of Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games recently moved to the big screen, receiving huge success. The story takes place in a dystopian future in the nation of Panem, where 12 boys and 12 girls aged 12-18 years must participate in the Hunger Games an annual televised event in which participants are forced to fight to the death until there a leftover winner. The directed by Gary Ross and Jennifer Lawrence had the main role, performing Katniss Everdeen.
One of the fixations of The Big Bang Theory‘s is Star Trek, the legendary television series that Sheldon, Leonard, Raj and Howard are absolute devotees of. The writers of the show pay constant homage to Star Trek, some of whose protagonists have appeared as guests at different times. George Takei, Sulu Mister – out in an episode of the fourth season with Katee Sackhoff and the actress who plays Captain Kara Starbuck Thrace in another sci-fi series, Battlestar Galactica. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who plays Mr. Spock made his cameo in the second season. Meanwhile, Brent Spiner and LeVar – Burton – Data – Geordi – interpreters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, have also come to The Big Bang Theory. Finally, William Shatner, the venerable Captain Kirk, who is now 82, said he would love to appear as special guest of nerds to the California Institute of Technology.
This enthusiasm has not always been so unanimous. Before the series premiered in 2007, many scientists trembled at the stereotypical flamboyant image they expected to see reflected in the scripts. And yes, physicists can be TV geeks and misfits for social relationships, addicted to video games and Star Trek. But thanks to the humor that distills them, the scripts stand out well, fall friendly and seem human. Today, most scientists have changed their minds about the series and some have gone as special guests. For example one of them is Stephen Hawking.