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Ride a wheel: Ryno Microcycle

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Well, it’s kind of traditional motorcycle, but in fact… is not. Because this awesome Ryno Microcycle has only one wheel. And looking for the other one is a waste of time. First question is, probably, how you control it. The answer is not easy for instance but practice will show that a good forward leaning, together with acceleration and back slow down will make it. Ryno Microcycle has a top speed of 10mph and is very suitable for urban rides. “The future has been delivered”. For $5300.

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Her: Futuristic Love

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HerComedy, Drama, Romance

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A story about love and inner conflict, Her is not your everyday movie about love. Her is about a letter writer Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) who is in the final stages of his divorce with his wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara). When he’s not working as a letter writer, Theodore spends his time playing video games and hanging out with his friends Amy (Amy Adams) Paul (Chris Pratt) and Charles (Matt Letscher). While out and about one day, Theodore comes across a kiosk that is displaying the OS1, which is the world’s first artificially intelligent operating system.

 

 

Soon thereafter, Theodore finds himself enjoying his OS1, which is named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). Samantha starts to fill the void in Theodore’s life, and he begins to fall in love with Samantha. Theodore then begins to lose touch with reality and becomes increasingly entranced with his OS1, Samantha.

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Meanwhile, Theodore’s friend, Amy (Amy Adams) begins to start dating a OS1 as well, and leaves Theodore feeling slight relieved about dating his OS1, Samantha. As the film moves along, you get to see a man who is struggling with his divorce—to the advancement of being reliant with his OS1. You also see the pain that Theodore endures in the film, and at certain points in the film, you feel the loneliness and sadness that Theodore displays.

 

What makes this film so good is the real world possibility of a OS1 coming out. The story was beautifully crafted, and director Spike Jonze, did a good job of really focusing on Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Theodore, and his flaws on dealing with reality. Being that this the first original script that Spike Jonze has ever written, I was thoroughly impressed with the final product. Before you see this film, I recommend you go in with an open mind. Once you do that—sit back, and enjoy the great acting, directing, and writing of this spectacular film.

 

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Her

Release Date: January 14, 2014

Director: Spike Jonze

With: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Running time: 126 min

MPAA rating: R

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American Hustle: Deception at its Finest

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Crime, Drama

American Hustle Star studded and praised by many, American Hustle is a certified blockbuster hit. American Hustle is about a con man, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his partner, Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) and together, they are forced to work for FBI agent, Richie Dimaso (Bradley Cooper), where he pushes them into the world of power brokers, and the mafia.

One of the most well acted movies in recent years, American Hustle instantly grabs you at the beginning—and from there, takes you on a journey through the conning world. Both Christian Bale and Amy Adams do a great job of leading you through that world, and more. Just when you think the acting is superb, you see Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Jennifer Lawrence) and she knocks it out of the park with her performance. It doesn’t stop there, though. One of the characters in the film that is being set up, Mayor Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) is introduced, and he adds another layer of incredible acting in this film. Even famous comedian, Louis C. K., makes an appearance as FBI agent, Stoddard Thorsen.

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All throughout the film—the chemistry with Christian Bale and Amy Adams keeps building and growing. American Hustle is filled with cons, deceptions, and lies. You never really know where the story is going (and that’s a good thing).

Director David O. Russell did an outstanding job directing this film, and under his creative vision, you know you’re getting nothing but the best from the actors, writers, and everyone else involved in this film. Overall, this a balanced film on all levels, and a must see.

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American Hustle

Release Date: December 20, 2013

Director: David O. Russell

With: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper

Running Time: 138 min

MPAA rating: R

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The Wolf of Wall Street: Buy, Sell, Trade!

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Biography, Comedy, Crime

The Wolf of Wall Street There are so many ways to describe this film, so I’ll cut to the chase: It’s crazy, fun, outrageous, and hilarious. Throughout this film, you’re gonna be thoroughly entertained in every possible way.

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, and his rise to becoming a wealthy stockbroker living the high life—to his fall involving crime, corruption, and the federal government.

As soon as you watch the opening scene of this film—you know you’re in for a wild ride. Filled with absolute craziness, The Wolf of Wall Street begins with showing you Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) as a newly minted stockbroker, and after being let go—he lands a job with a low-level stock broker agency. Soon thereafter, he meets Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill) and opens up his own agency. From that point on, its pure madness. The key word in this film is money (and lots of it), and not to mention superb acting by Leonardo DiCaprio and company.

The Wolf of Wall StreetAs you may already know—Martin Scorsese directed this film, and you might be asking: does he bring something different in this film? The answer is a resounding yes! Martin Scorsese has a very distinct style of directing, and it shows in this film. The writing is top-notch, and has lines in this film that will be recited for years to come.

With Oscar season in full swing, Leonardo DiCaprio should not only be up for best male actor, but win it as well. While the whole cast is great in this film, Leonardo DiCaprio brings out each characters strengths and weaknesses. Naomi Lapaglia (Margot Robbie) plays the wife of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), and she really brings out every emotion of Jordan Belfort, and you get to experience the progression of a super successful stock broker to a crazed drug addict, who quickly loses grasp of not only his business, but his life as well.

The Wolf of Wall Street provides plenty of thrills, and if you don’t go see this film now, you’ll regret it and will sadly have to wait to view it, which would be a travesty.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Release Date: December 25, 2013

Director: Martin Scorsese

With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie

Running time: 180 min

MPAA rating: R

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Follow the moon with Zenith El Primero 410 Moonphase

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[dropcap size=small]Z[/dropcap]enith El Primero 410 Moonphase comes from a vintage El Primero 70’s model. Stainless steel case, 31 rubies, 354 parts, integrated chronograph, water resistant to 100 meters, silver-toned sunray dial, with triple calendar and moonphase, 50 hours of power reserve. Price: $11,000. Limited edition of only 500 pieces available worldwide.

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Lone Survivor: Dealing with Death

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Lone Survivor

Action, Drama

Based on the true story of the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings” Lone Survivor is about the four members of SEAL Team 10 that were tasked with the mission to capture or kill Taliban leader, Ahmad Shahd.

lone afisLone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. The film centers around real life Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s book, ‘Lone Survivor’ and Mark Wahlberg does a fine job of portraying Marcus Luttrell, and the rest of the cast does an incredible job with their performances. There is a nerve-wracking point in the film where the team must decide on what to do—and director Peter Berg, pulls off the scene brilliantly. This film also displays a shoot out scene that will really raise your adrenaline. Most military films fall flat in the sense of realism, action, and most of all, story. Thankfully, Lone Survivor got help from Marcus Luttrell, and to make sure the film is depicted as real as possible.  While all the actors did a great job with their roles, I was very impressed with Taylor Kitsch, and his portrayal of Navy SEAL Michael Murphy. The thing that makes this film a success— is the brotherhood between the actors. You truly feel the bond that they have and share with one another, and it makes you respect what our military goes through on a daily basis to fight for our freedom.

Another aspect of this film that really stood out—was director Peter Berg’s attention to detail. While hard to watch at times, you will experience bullets flying through the air, and bodies—coupled with scenes that were slowed down on purpose, so you get the sense of the situation. Each scene in the film blends well, and the pacing of it builds at a good rate as the film moves along.

With fine performances, great directing, and writing, this film really captures the peaks and valleys that will keep you fixated, and wondering what is coming next. This upcoming Oscar season, I wouldn’t be surprised if this film takes away some awards.

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Lone Survivor

Release Date: January 10, 2014

Director: Peter Berg

With: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch

Running Time: 121 minutes

MPAA rating: R

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Las Vegas Cosmopolitan: in the name of Luxury

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[dropcap size=small]I[/dropcap]t’s on The Strip. It’s luxurious, stylish, fabulous. It has many roooms from you can choose: City Room, Terrace Studio, Terrace One Bedroom, Terrace Suit, Wraparound Terrace Suite or the tremendous Lanai Suite, with a view over Bamboo Pool. You have three pools, a nightclub, the Sahra Spa$Hammam, Violet Hour Salon, Casinos, bars, restaurants, lounges. You have THE COSMOPOLITAN Hotel from Las Vegas, a place where your dreams will come true in seconds. Rooms from $160.

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Connecting lifestyles: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

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Maybe you are already familiar with Samsung Galaxy Camera 1, an Android-based photo camera which surprised everyone with it’s ability to connect like a phone and shoot like a (semi)pro. Well, Samsung has announced Galaxy Camera 2, the succesor of 1, a little jewel which comes with a 16.3 MP CMOS sensor and 21x optical zoom. It has Jelly Bean Android 4.3 operating system, 4.8 inch LCD screen, 8 GB internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card) and, most of all, in our opinion, a stunning connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth. Samsung has given up on having a SIM slot, so you will not get a 3G connectivity (which was there on the first version of Galaxy Camera), but don’t worry, you will not miss it! Good to say that the camera has increased battery capacity and reduction in weight. The price is not announced yes, we expect it after Las Vegas CES.

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