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The replacement of Paul Walker for the movie Fast & Furious 7

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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.

Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker
Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker

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.

Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker
Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker

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.

Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker
Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker

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.

Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker
Fast and Furious 7 Paul Walker

By Nicole P.

3 Book-to-Film Adaptations to Watch Out for in 2015

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While books turned into films isn’t something new, we’ve been seeing lots of them a lot lately. Heck, even one whole books can be cut down to two parts (Hi, Hunger Games!) and even three (Hello, Peter Jackson!). That said, there are some really cool adaptations coming out this 2015 and here are some you should look forward to:

Inherent Vice

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This adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s work stars Joaquin Phoenix and sees Paul Thomas direct something quite different from the drama The Master. What makes this even more intriguing is this is the first Pynchon novel to be adapted for the screen. It’s the story of how a private detective becomes entangled in a strange case after his ex-girlfriend asks for help. It also stars Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and Benicio del Toro.

In the Heart of the Sea 

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Chis Hemsworth is having himself a busy 2015. He will be starring in Blackhat, Avengers: Age of Ultron and In the Heart of the Sea. You know about that classic Moby Dick? It’s the story about the whale that isn’t exactly about the whale (oops … spoiler alert). Well, this film is about the Whaleship Essex (which inspired Moby Dick) which sank after being attacked by a sperm whale in 1820 and what happened to her crew.

Child 44

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The novel by Tom Robb Smith was such an acclaimed work that painted a picture of criminality during the Soviet era. The book was such a page turner when it was released in 2008 and now you get to see it in film. The story centers around a former MGB agent who investigates a series of child murders. Daniel Espinosa – the Swedish director who impressed with Snabba Cash (Easy Money) – is at the helm. It stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Dev Patel and Tywin Lannister (yes, Charles Dance is here!). Also in the film is Joel Kinnaman, star of Easy Money.

Other notable mentions include The Martian (starring Matt Damon and yes, another space film), Paper Towns (because the world needs John Green) and Fifty Shades of Grey (Happy Valentines!).

Top 4 Kids Movies to Stream on Netflix This Week

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As a parent, you likely know the struggle of finding something to watch with your children that is also enjoyable for you. Whether you’ve just had your first child with the help of Tuboplasty and are tired of watching hours of Cocomelon, or find that your toddler wants to watch the same Disney movie every single day, it’s likely that you’ve suffered through your fair share of bad children’s entertainment. Streaming services like Netflix are home to a large catalog of movies and TV shows geared towards children, and with such a  wide variety of content to choose from, there are actually a few hidden gems streaming on the service that are equally enjoyable for adults and kids. Here are a few of the best kids’ movies that you can stream on Netflix right now.

Paddington

Paddington

This beloved children’s book character has finally gotten his own movie franchise, and it is a hit among kids of all ages and their parents. Paddington, the CGI stuffed bear, looks surprisingly realistic, and takes viewers on a funny yet heartwarming journey that people of all ages are sure to enjoy.

Boss Baby

Boss Baby

Boss Baby is well loved among toddlers, teenagers, and adults alike. The simple animation makes this show enjoyable for young children, but the show is packed with complex humor that only older viewers will catch. The film is such a hit that it inspired a sequel and a spin off TV show, both of which are also available to stream on Netflix if the movie leaves you wanting more.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

This hit film was released in 2009 and is still beloved by audiences today. Originally based on a children’s book of the same name, this silly movie tells the story of an inventor who unleashes storms made of food on his community. This show, like many other children’s movies, also inspired a spin off series that is available to stream – but it isn’t as entertaining as this classic, hilarious film.

Sing 2

Sing 2

The Sing franchise is well loved among young children around the world, making this film one of the highest grossing sequels at the box office at the time of release. While this film might not be as entertaining for parents, it is sure to be a favorite among kids – who can even attend a live show featuring the Sing performers which will be hitting the road this year.

8 Actors That Will Motivate You To Get A Gym Membership

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Finding the motivation to get to the gym can be a workout in itself. There’s always something that keeps you from going: it’s too cold out; you don’t have time; what’s the point because you’re going to demolish a pizza later?

However, what it all boils down to are motivation and willpower. One way to see the results of the two is by looking at some of your favorite movie stars that have already put in the work through intense training and a strict diet. Here are some motivational results from famous actors so that all you have to worry about is the willpower part.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Less of a rock and more of a mountain, Dwayne Johnson is one of the most iconic actors in the film industry. While he started out as a pro wrestler, we’re glad he managed to cross over onto the big screen. The action star consumes an insane amount of calories each day, mostly protein, and always manages to squeeze the gym into a busy schedule. Whether he’s intimidating bad guys in Fast and Furious or getting sucked into the world of Jumanji, you can almost guarantee there will be a line thrown in about his stature. With a heart as big as his biceps, Dwayne manages to impress audiences with his physical physique as well as various acts of kindness—the true definition of a gentle giant.

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We’ve got to hand it to both Ben Affleck and Christian Bale, because each of them successfully transformed their bodies to become ‘The Batman’ in their own unique ways, but to incredible results. Ben spend nearly two years buffing up for his role as the caped crusader by implementing a restrictive diet that was high in protein, and his training sequence in Batman V Superman shows off what he earned.

Christian Bale also went through rigorous training for The Dark Knight trilogy, putting on an astounding 100 pounds in the process. After his previous film, The machinist, in which he played an anorexic character and weighted as little as 115 pounds, there was a lot of muscle to put on before dawning the cowl. However, he managed to completely transform his body in only six months. If he can do all that in half a year, we can all put in the effort to lose a few pounds.

Stephen Amell

Stephen Amell

Most popular for his role as the run as the green-hooded vigilante in The CW’s Arrow, Stephen Amell achieved a proficient level of fitness due in large part to bodyweight exercises. While there was indeed some level of weights involved, as well as a strict diet, The Green Arrow prefers to mostly manipulate his body weight in order to get creative with his workouts. This might include parkour, pull-ups, push-ups, jump-rope, and much more. This proves that you don’t need to be able to bench 300 pounds to achieve results. Nobody would blame you if you started wearing a green hoodie to the gym and attempting the salmon ladder, just don’t hurt yourself.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

The famous Wolverine didn’t develop his physic overnight. In fact, he didn’t even obtain it during his first film in X-Men. However, Hugh did eventually achieve a level of fitness that is more than impressive. Through a closely monitored diet and intense exercise, the actor increased his muscle mass and became much leaner at the same time. If you’ve any doubts, just watch the first film and then skip to The Wolverine, and you’ll see how much effort the actor must have put in—which is why we kept watching him play the claw-wielding mutant for 16 years!

Jason Statham

Jason Statham

This action star has been in countless films over the years, including The Expendables, Fast and Furious, The Transporter, and countless others. The 54-year-old actor has maintained a strict diet and training regime through the years, as well as taking it upon himself to learn kung-fu, karate, and kickboxing to be able to perform his own stunts and moves on set.

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

This prolific actor may not see a lot of crime-fighting, but when he wants to pack on some muscle, he can get the job done. While some thought he was bulking up for his role as Commissioner Gordon in The Justice League, the actor apparently built himself an impressive pair of biceps on his own accord. This is even more impressive when you acknowledge the fact that he is in his 60s!

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

While Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans have certainly earned their physics and played their parts well as the mighty Thor and morally adept Captain America, Chris Pratt steals the spot as our top ‘Chris’ in the MCU for the fact that he went through the most dramatic change. Having played the hilarious Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation, Chris had a little bit of a gut to lose—don’t we all—and when he initially auditioned for the role of Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy he was told that he didn’t have the physic they were looking for. However, he fit the character so well that he got the part anyway, then went on to lose the weight himself to better fit the character. Well, the before and after pictures speak for themselves. It just goes to show what you can accomplish with a goal in mind.

Ready to Pump Some Iron?

Watching a motivating movie or TV show in which the actors have clearly trained for the role is enough to motivate anyone to improve their own lifestyle. You don’t have to be as big as The Rock or as lean as Hugh Jackman, but simply implementing their mindset into your own workout routine may be enough to keep you going back again and again until the results start to show. If you need a boost to get you motivated, medical HCG is a great way to get your metabolism rolling for the fastest results. It’s all about dedication and willpower, and you’ve got what it takes—maybe you’ll even be the next Batman.

The movies you should watch this summer

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Some great movies are coming on theatres or are already out this summer, so let’s take a look at the ones you shouldn’t miss.

If you love drama, love and romance the you should definitely watch a great movie of this kind with your partner, called The Fault in our Stars, which also happens to be a book adaption. If on the other hand don’t like this kind, then there is the Edge of Tomorrow, for anyone wondering whether Tom Cruise will save the world or not.

Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is also out and has a huge fanbase on it. Amazing animation and a great story, it has to top your to-watch list.

How to train your dragon 2
How to train your dragon 2

In a comedy with emphasis on spurs, Charlize Theron is a good reason to go to the movies for A thousand ways to die in the West, the comedy by Seth MacFarlane. Grab your friends and have fun!

The big hit of the summer is out and rolling! Transformers: Age of Extinction has already set its records for its opening weekend. The fourth robot film promises fast-paced action with the excellent Mark Wahlberg in the title role.

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction
Transformers 4: Age of Extinction

Perhaps the most anticipated films of this summer season is the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the new Planet of the Apes that comes to theaters on July 16. Everything you need for an unpredictable summer night out, along with Gary Oldman.

Dawn in the Planet of Apes
Dawn of the Planet of Apes

If you love history and want to see labors and wars, on his second film appearance this year comes Hercules: The Thracian Wars, coming out on July 24.

Hercules: The Thracian Wars
Hercules: The Thracian Wars

Summer requires laxity, carelessness and laughter. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel can guarantee you that, because their Sex tape will be like no any other. So rush to enjoy shocking situations full of misunderstandings and laughter

Sex Tape
Sex Tape

Finally, a movie to enjoy with the kids is Planes: Fire and Rescue. Our beloved Dusty, now has gets a new target. That is to have even more fun adventures.

By +Nikos Kontorigas

Cool videos offer definitive guide to bingo lingo

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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!

Stephen King Novella “Hearts in Atlantis” Getting Film Adaptation

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Stephen King’s works have been adapted for film and television and the novella “Hearts in Atlantis” will be getting its own adaptation. The film will be helmed by British director Johannes Roberts who will be teaming up with The Fyzz Facility for this production. The adaptation will be called “Hearts” and it’s based on King’s critically acclaimed novella.

The story is set in 1966 and is a coming-of-age story of college boys who are spending their first time away from home. They become obsessed with a card game called Hearts which also happens to be highly addictive. Soon, they find their grades flagging and soon drop out of college one by one. Being out of school also means facing the possibility of being drafted for the Vietnam War.

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Roberts adapted the story with Ernest Riera, his regular writing partner. The last collaboration between the two was the horror film “The Other Side of the Door” which starred Sarah Wayne Callies. Roberts’ upcoming film, the shark thriller “47 Meters Down” starring Mandy Moore, is his first collaboration with The Fyzz Facility.

Avid movie goers might already be familiar with a “Hearts in Atlantis” that starred Anthony Hopkins in 2001. However, that film was based on two stories from the Hearts in Atlantis book, not the “Hearts in Atlantis” story itself.

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You can be forgiven for being confused at this point but here’s the gist: Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis is comprised of two novellas and three short stories, one of them is “Hearts in Atlantis.”

Roberts is a long time fan of King’s work as well as their cinematic adaptations. “Hearts in Atlantis” happens to be his favorite King story and turning it into a film has been a lifelong dream of his.

Production of “Hearts” will begin in 2017, a year which will feature a couple of King film adaptations: Dark Tower and It.

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