The popularity of cricket has seen a meteoric rise over the last few years. Especially after the introduction of its latest format, the T20 has become a sensation in the world of cricket in recent times. The huge turnaround in the stadiums during T20 matches have been a clear sign that the popularity of the game has skyrocketed to a whole new level. A recent study has revealed that there has been a step surge in the number of youngsters who have enrolled themselves with the cricket coaching camps all over the world. One will be taken aback to know that countries where cricket was not being played are thick and fast catching up with the game.
Once upon a time gaming was simple, 8 and 16 bit systems, simple game play, hardly any story arc and characters that would continue to capture our hearts for decades. Gaming has come along by leaps and bounds since the likes of Pacman, the first ever Sonic the Hedgehog game, and Mario. No doubt that these notable titles would echo through the video games industry and become household names. I remember playing Duke Nukem, the first ever First person shooter I played, SimCity for the Super Nintendo and the revolutionary James Bond Golden Eye. Due to the next generation of Consoles en route to gaming stores across the world later this year, I find myself becoming nostalgic, and want just to talk about the old days through to today’s massively popular online multiplayer.
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Here he checks out Flight, a tense action drama starring Denzel Washington as an airline pilot, not only battling at the controls of an aircraft, but also with his own addiction.
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, Kelly Reilly
Denzel Washington seems to have a talent for playing flawed professionals with drink problems, and drawing parallels with the acclaimed Man On Fire, in Flight he portrays an airline pilot on a downward spiral in more ways than one: firstly on an airliner in an uncontrolled dive, and secondly within himself as he descends into addiction and alcoholism.
While living in CA (Central America) I became fond of this guy and I have been itching to post the sexiness style and audacity shown in this video. Just hope that it allows me to embed after all that.
The Spanish language song Más Y Más is a refreshing departure from the ubiquitous hip hop tracks or diva wailing crowding the charts at the moment.
Bruce Willis is back as John Mclane in the unashamed action bust-up, helicopter-extravaganza, A Good Day to Die Hard. And that pretty much sums up the state of affairs. Appreciating that this is the fifth of the franchise, there’s little point in dwelling on plotlines or moral insights. Maclane’s son, played by Jai Courtney somehow gets embroiled with a CIA mission in Russia, only to end up thrown in the slammer and then breaking out to stop slippery terrorists stealing uranium from Chernobyl.
This commercial just oozes style warmth and vibrant colour - shot with some clever lighting and lenses no doubt. And the classical mode of going by train in India. I love it - will look out for some REAL videos of train travel in india for comparison..
R&B singer, Marques Houston’s video for his latest track Speechless is a good example of what to do if the crew is stumped for locations with only a modest budget available: book the floor of hotel and a stunning model and take it from there.
Keeping on the theme of setting stuff alight from the Fall Out Boy review here we see Snoop with partners in crime, Popcaan & Mavado on a video outing to seemingly enrage anti-smoking campaigners.
Fledgling arsonists will love this vid from US pop punk band, Fall Out Boy. It embarks on a bizarre premise: hire a couple of great looking girls to assist a mean-ass dude in the combustion of expensive musical equipment. An odd ‘burning the music’ homage perhaps, but somehow fitting with the driving track (that in places sounds more like an 80’s rock anthem than anything derived from a punk origin).
Rihanna used to irritate the hell out of me with her umbrella song and I feel its fair to say now that she has evolved into better music productions and mixed with many other notable artists which has also helped her to establish herself today.
This masterpiece by Flo Rida will have even the puniest office wimp running out into the street looking to eat up miles, or crashing the local sweat shop to pump some iron. Yes, energy and pace is what the aptly named ‘Good Feeling’ music video is all about.
This music video is a bling and visual effects feast to accompany Flo Rida’s hopelessly catchy tune Who Dat Girl featuring Akon. It kicks off with some blatant product placement from an online gambling business that’s sure to keep the video production accountant happy. Indeed they needed a healthy budget with this number, since it rustles up just about every conceivable cinematography and effects tricks in the book - and all in a modest duration of three and a half minutes.
This music video is a great example of how keeping things simple can work just beautifully. There’s no big statement here, no groundbreaking concept graphics or political message to be made. The overall notion is one of coming together - all races and nationalities - to party and enjoy music. It’s nicely shot in exotic locations and draws on winning themes: beach parties, packed concerts, dancing and good looking young people immersed in good vibes. Can’t lose really can it?