The Best Romance Movies

With Valentines creeping up on us for another year, let us decide the movies this year so you can focus on the romance! We’ve teamed up with the experts over at Vegas Luck to bring you this top 5 of the Greatest Romance Movies ever! We’ve got Christmas films, cowboys, WWII classics and even modern day love stories! Have a flick through and let us know what you think! Share it with your pals, drop us a comment and let us know what you would’ve added. Think we missed something, be sure to let us know!

Romance Movies

Dirty Dancing

The first film to sell more than a million copies on home video, this 1987 American romantic drama dance film stars Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman, a young woman who falls in love with a dance instructor Johnny Castle, played by actor Patrick Swayze whilst she’s on holiday. The film was such a success it launched both a stage show and a television series.

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain was so commercially and critically successful, that in 2018 it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. It stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall as two herders who embark on a romantic affair. It grossed an incredible $178 million on its $14 million dollar budget. Continue reading

Find out what Christmas film should you be watching

The holiday season has arrived. So put on your fluffiest slippers, grab yourself a cup of hot cocoa and get comfy. On these cold winter nights, nothing beats cosying up in front of the TV to watch all your favourite Christmas movies.

Throughout December, you’ll find all the best festive flicks available at just the click of your remote on Sky, Amazon Prime and Netflix. Enjoy classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Chill with all the family watching animated hits like The Polar Express and Arthur Christmas. Or find that warm fuzzy feeling with festive chick flicks like The Holiday and Love Actually.

Christmas film

With so many Christmas movies to choose from, your only struggle is going to be deciding what to watch first. Luckily though, we’ve made that task a whole lot easier for you.

We’ve made a simple quiz that tells you exactly what Christmas movie you should be watching right now based on your answers to 10 questions. This quiz has been put together with the help of the online casino, to celebrate their two new festive slot games: Selfie Elfie and Jingle Spin. Continue reading

The 5 Biggest Hollywood Risks That Paid off

The world of Hollywood often seems like a minefield of failures, controversies and serious debt, but every now and then, fate turns on its head and staying true to your cause can pay dividends. Sometimes the most ridiculous ideas result in the biggest return on investment – it purely comes down to chance as the studios and producers spin the roulette wheel and hope it lands in their favour. Let’s take a look at some of the most unlikely successes in Hollywood!

1) District 9

Released in 2009 and directed by South African director Neill Blomkamp, District 9 is a multi-national production involving Australia, New Zealand, USA, and South Africa. The film also featured Teri Tatchell as writer and the acclaimed Lord of the Rings team Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham as producer.
With a small(ish) budget of $30 million dollars (at least for a sci-fi action film) no-one really knew what District 9 was, and certainly didn’t expect it to be the massive hit it turned out to be. Grossing an incredible $210 million at the box office and four academy award nominations, it was a success that surprised many in Hollywood.

2) The Matrix

Costing a whopping $63 million dollars to make, The Matrix was a huge risk for producer Joel Silver as directors and screenwriters Lan and Lilly Wachowski only had two movies to their name – neither coming close to the scope or scale of The Matrix. The film was released in 1999 and the rest is history, with the film grossing over $460 million dollars as well as spawning two hugely successful sequels, a series and three video games. Continue reading