Ramon Sosa and his fake death….

A boxing coach named Ramon Sosa, From Houston, Texas, USA, faked his death in 2016, in order to get his wife, Lulu, put behind bars. It turned out that his ex tried to pay a hitman $2,000 to have him killed. Until Ramon Sosa foiled her plans. There was a red flag at their wedding when his mother in law told him: “Now she’s your trouble”. Sosa worked with the FBI to create fake murder photos, which snared Lulu and had her jailed for 20 years. However, despite finding love once more, Ramon feels sad in the way his relationship ended. Feeling as though that they’d both ‘spend the rest of our lives together.

Ramon decided to fake his own death after he caught wind of his wife Lulu hired a hitman to kill him. He revealed that she ‘laughed like a lot winner’ when she believed that her plan had succeeded. Ramon Sosa is 55 years old and is from Houston, Texas. The even happened in 2016. He worked with the police in Houston, Texas to catch his Mexican wife Lulu after she offered a former client of his $2,000 to kill him. The plan to catch her involved Sosa, a boxing coach, who runs his own gym, to fake his own brutal murder. All complete with photos of him laying ‘dead’ in a ditch with a gunshot wound to the head.

Trouble in Paradise

Lola is from Mexico City, but she was granted US citizenship in 2013 after marrying Ramon Sosa. She is now serving a 20 year jail term for attempted murder. However, the trouble was brewing and even foreshadowed back in 2010 when they wed. It was their wedding day, March 15th 2010. When his mother in law told him that “Now, she’s your trouble”. When they were dating she treated Sosa “like a king while we were dating, she was a wonderful person” Sosa told the Daily Mail that after hearing that she’s his trouble, he was shocked but very happy to be married. Problems arose several years into the marriage however. As Lulu, a mother of two, sided with her eldest son in arguments. Sosa told the Daily Mail that he wanted to be the man of the house but he told him that “As long as you live under my house, as long as I’m putting food on the table, there’s only one man in the house” but Lulu was always taking his side.’

Discovery

Sosa found out about the plot to kill him after his friend and ex-gang member ‘Gustavo’. Revealed that she was planning to kill him by a hitman. Gustavo was ‘like a third son’ to him and agreed to record meetings with Lola about the hit. It was then when the pair took the evidence to the police. A plan was set in place. Ramon Sosa staged a photo where he posed in a grave with a fake bullet hole in his head. Therefore making it appear as if he had been assassinated. With the help of the FBI, Texas Rangers painted bloody make-up on Sosa. It appeared as if he had been shoot in the temple. Sosa was then driven to a Texan desert and buried him in a shallow grave. Sosa then went underground for three days. Therefore leaving family and friends to believe that he had gone missing. A photo of Sosa’s ‘death’ was shown to Lulu by an undercover FBI agent. Laughing when she saw it, she was arrested.

How Ramon Sosa felt afterwards

Sosa was ‘sad’ to see her jailed telling The Sun:

 ‘ It was very sad, I have so much rage but so much sadness. At one time we were in love – I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with her.’ 

‘It hit me that I still had to live under the same roof with the person planning to have me murdered.

‘I slept with the enemy and with one eye open, all while trying to act as “normal” as possible so Lulu would continue with her plan…. it was the only way to catch her in the act,’ 

Of staging the photograph, he said:

‘It was chilling. Utterly and indescribably chilling.

‘That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life. The thought of me lying in a shallow grave in my underwear with a bullet hole through my temple is mind boggling.’  

Sosa said that though their marriage and divorce was ‘difficult’, he ‘never, ever for one moment’ thought she would try to have him killed. 

‘In hindsight I can tell you that she not only wanted to have me murdered, but she had been planning to destroy the life I worked so hard to build for some time. 

‘After I received all the evidence that the authorities had collected from Lulu, I can honestly say that l am very lucky to still be alive.’ 

Helping Others

He has now released a book – I Walked On My Own Grave – to try to encourage other men to come forward and share their stories as victims of domestic abuse.

Whether it is physical, mental or emotional abuse… please get help, immediately.

‘I was fortunate to live through an abusive relationship. Lulu tried for months to destroy my life. 

‘When all her plans didn’t work she decided to have me killed. I have dedicated my life to being a public speaker advocating on behalf of victims of domestic abuse,’

Lulu pleaded guilty for attempting to solicit murder at the District Court in Conroe, Texas. She was jailed for 20 years in October 2016.

(Daily Mail)

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Saints Row

Saints Row is back and it’s looking better than ever! While it looks like the wacky style we all know and love Saints Row for also remains, it seems to have a hint of realism in it. So, why not? It’s what we are all here for! Lots of fun and wacky realism to help us escape there real world.

Saints Row Plot

Welcome to Santo Ileso, a vibrant fictional city in the heart of the American Southwest. In a world rife with crime, where lawless factions fight for power, a group of young friends embark on their own criminal venture, as they rise to the top in their bid to become Self Made.

Boss Moves

As the future Boss, with Neenah, Kevin, and Eli by your side, you’ll form The Saints – and take on Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime. 

Experience the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created; the unique sprawling world of Santo Ileso is the backdrop for a wild, larger than life sandbox of thrilling side hustles, criminal ventures and blockbuster missions, as you shoot, drive, and wingsuit your way to the top.

Expression

Express yourself and unleash your inner Saint, with the most advanced suite of customization tools yet seen in an open-world game – make your character, your car and your crew your own. 

Dive into epic gunfights and highspeed chases, and witness outrageous only-in-Saints-Row moments in an original story that charts the Saints’ remarkable rise to power. Enjoy the freedom of playing the entire campaign with a friend through seamless untethered co-op play, where you can both push the limits of your gang and create your own gameplay moments together.

Important Info

So, we suppose you want to know when it comes out, right? Well the game is released next year and is on all major platforms. Also it includes the previous generations!

Release: February 25th 2022

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Epic

Saints Row Features

  • Witness the Birth of The Saints – Play through an action blockbuster original story full of criminality, extraordinary scenes and signature surprises laced with humor.
  • Discover the Weird, Wild, West – Dive in to Santo Ileso, the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever. Spread across nine unique districts surrounded by the vast, majestic beauty of the Southwest Desert.
  • Build Your Criminal Empire – Take over the city block by block, wage war against enemy factions. Tighten your grip on the streets with ingenious criminal ventures.
  • Fire Guns. LOTS of Guns – Shoot revolvers from the hip, fire and forget with a rocket launcher. Or obliterate up close using melee heavyweights, complete with brutal takedowns. A vast variety of familiar and exotic weapons, all customizable, and all deadly fun.
  • Take to the Streets and the Skies – Blast through urban and desert environments in any one of the cars, bikes, planes and helicopters. Also, VTOLs, hoverbikes, hoverboards, go-karts or equip your wingsuit to swoop around.
  • Unprecedented Customization – Create the Boss of your dreams, with the most extensive character customization suite ever seen in the series. Then complete the look with incredible options for weapons and vehicles.
  • Seamless Co-Op – Experience everything on offer with a friend at any time, via fully untethered drop-in / drop out co-op. Skipping the need to take either of you out of the outlandish action. Play nice together, or play all new pranks on your team mate. After all, who’s the Boss now.

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Sky Cinema, Best of the 80’s

Wonder Woman 1984 is heading to Sky Cinema on 27 August, and to celebrate Sky are going to join their Amazonian hero in the decade of shoulder pads, giant phones and belting out power ballads into a hairbrush with a special channel dedicated to the 80’s!

Sky Cinema Best of the 80’s pop-up channel will be available from 23-31 August.

Wonder Woman 1984

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

In her satin tights, fighting for your rights, and the old red white and blue…Diana must contend with a work colleague and businessman, whose desire for extreme wealth sends the world down a path of destruction, after an ancient artifact that grants wishes goes missing.

Premiering on Sky Cinema on 27 August

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF – A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Flash Gordon

Get ready to kick some Flash, with an out-of-this world 4K restoration of the much loved, gloriously sparkly cult classic, FLASH GORDON directed by Mike Hodges.
In celebration of Flash Gordon’s 40th anniversary, this collection is the ultimate Flash release. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon) Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan) Timothy Dalton (Prince Barin) Max Von Sydow (Ming The Merciless) and Melody Anderson (Dale) and accompanied by a brilliant soundtrack by the inimitable Queen, this is the ultimate version of the ’80s cult classic.

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Footloose (1984)

Sky Movies, Footloose

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

An Officer and a Gentleman

Debra Winger and Richard Gere.

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Officer Candidate School to become an aviator, with the help of a tough Gunnery Sergeant and his new girlfriend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the Future

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Part 1 – In this classic sci-fi adventure from director Robert Zemeckis, eccentric inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends his young friend, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), 30 years into the past. While stuck in the 1950s, Marty disrupts his parents’ destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum completely out of whack. The only way back to 1985 now is to get mom and dad to fall in love all over again.

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the eccentric scientist Doc Brown.

Die Hard

Die Hard
Featuring Bruce Willias as John McClane; Bonnie Bedelia as Holly Gennaro McClane
© Twentieth Century Fox

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

 

 

Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun
Tom Cruise as Maverick

As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class. One daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice
Michael Keaton
© Warner Brothers International

The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home. Then hire a malicious spirit to drive them out.

 

Flashdance

TM, ® & Copyright © 2002 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cofton Holidays HEAVEN IN THE UK!

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♬ Holiday – KSI

As the pandemic is still affecting the UK and travelling abroad is still troublesome. Many are choosing to continue staycationing throughout the UK.  With places like Cornwall facing lots and lots of attention and tourism is booming! Well, it’s not just Cornwall that’s a great place to visit. Devon is also a great place to go to, with Cofton Holidays being a great place to house your family and provide you with lots of things to do whilst enjoying your stay. Cofton Holidays has been described as the best Holiday Park in Devon and it’s easy to see why. (Hint: We’ve been and had LOADS of fun!)

They offer self catering cottages or luxury lodges (with a hot tub!), Cofton Holidays even offer Dog Friendly Cottages so the pup can join you! Want to visit all year round? Cofton offer on site Static Caravan sites too. So there is a wide range of accommodation, designed to help anyone and fit everyone’s budget. So, whatever your budget, Cofton Holidays can help provide a memorable holiday in Devon.

There is plenty to do to keep toddlers amused, such as an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, fishing, pond dipping, see Elfic the Juggler, see Jungle Jims Really Wild Show or see the Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime! That’s not everything either you can join the Kids Club where there is even more to do and have fun whilst on holiday!

Also, for the older members of the family you can visit the restaurants which provide locally sourced and high quality Devonshire food. Even indulge in some fresh Devonshire cream tea! On Sundays Cofton will offer a Sunday carver experience with a pint of West Country cider! Coarse fishing offers the adults the chance to fish for the bigger fish! They will also offer you training if you have never fished before, the fishing is also exclusive to the guests at Cofton Holiday parks. There is also bowling, pool tables and arcades to keep you busy. Cabaret shows, acoustic music shows, team shows and Cofton’s Got Talent shows will keep all of the family busy!

There is loads to do at Cofton Holidays, keeping the whole family busy, all infront of a beautiful backdrop of the English countryside. So, what’s not to like? Who knew that this beautiful area of the UK is right on your doorstep and not to be missed. So what are you waiting for? Book a trip away today, you won’t forget it and create memories to last a lifetime!

(Cofton Holidays)

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Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience

We recently went to Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience in London and we were blown away about how good it was. It was absolutely incredible. The experience blends music, live performances and virtual reality together to make one sensory infused experience that will blow your socks off!

So, to be specific, the experience itself is not a piece of theatre nor is it a cinema type gig. It’s an experience that combines everything that you love London nightlife to be. So, there’s holograms,5D effects, actors,  there’s escape room elements to it, there’s video game elements to it and there’s live action show parts to it. It’s a sensory overload immersive night out. You won’t forget it in a hurry. There’s a reason as to why it has won events.

Now a War of the World’s event named “Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience” wouldn’t be complete without  Jeff Wayne’s multi-platinum Musical Version of The War of The Worlds as your soundtrack now would it? Yes you get to listen to the famous sound track as you go. So musical lovers you won’t miss out either!

The event also made Tripadvisor’s ‘THE BEST Nightlife in London’ shortlist, and also made it to #7 of ALL nightlife in London. Impressive.

So, that’s our compliments out the way, what exactly is it?

Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience

So, the event lasts 120 minutes and you start under the green eyes of a giant Martian Fighting Machine on Leadhall Street, George Herbert, the journalist, is your guide. You’re then transported back to 1898!

From here you are taken through a full kilometre of movie sets, complete with live actors and virtual reality goggles. There are 5D effects which will place you inside the action and you become part of the story. You’ll crawl, slide and weave your way though 24 scenes. Sighting the first capsule to the arrival of the 300 foot Martian Fighting Machines and the evacuation of London. Furthermore you’ll visit the Royal Observatory, sneak into a deserted house, escape London by boat and even fly to Mars. There will be 17 different characters of whom are 12 live actors, there’ll be a mix of holograms, projections and VR of West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher, Tom Brittney and Anna-Marie Wayne.

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Hitman Merry Go Round Mess!

So before we get into the Hitman merry go round, have you ever heard of great business initiative. A great quote is this:

“I just told my son I would pay him $10 to clean the car and he said to me if I can find a kid to do it for $5 will you still give me 10 should I be worried  or pleased?”

Is this taking initiative or scheming!?

Some children at school often bring in drinks to sell at lunch time and earned decent money from it! There are loads of good stories about initiative, Richard Branson is a businessman who has won again and again. The following story doesn’t go as well as a Branson deal, though the story is packed full of business initiative. Where 5 people actually ended up in jail for attempted murder!

Beginning

So, as all of these types of stores begin, it starts with a bit of business.

In the summer 2012, Chinese businessman and investor Tan Youhui had completed a business transaction with a gentleman called Wei Maow. Tan had given Wei lots of money to invest in the development of two companies. One in Guang Chi and the other in Naaan-Ning. 

You ever had buyers remorse?

Buyers remorse is by definition this:

Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a vehicle or real estate.

Buyer’s remorse is thought to stem from cognitive dissonance, specifically post-decision dissonance, that arises when a person must make a difficult decision, such as a heavily invested purchase between two appealing alternatives. Factors that affect buyer’s remorse may include: resources invested, the involvement of the purchaser, whether the purchase is compatible with the purchaser’s goals, feelings encountered post-purchase that include regret.

Well Tan had some buyers remorse which I guess he just put down to it being a lot of money. However, Tan should have trusted his gut. As in 2013, Tan discovered that Wei was going to rip him off. By suing him and his company over a dispute between the two development companies that Tan had invested in.

We don’t particularly understand business. Nor do we understand how two companies that you invest in can have a dispute. However, if I were to give you £100 and then you crash into my house. Two totally different situations, so I can sue you for something else. In this situation it would be the crashing into my house. It’s pretty much a guarantee that you won’t be getting the £100 back.

Not getting your investment back.

So Tan realised he was not getting any of his investment back. So, it was a lot more than £100 in this situation. 

For Tan it must have felt like court was the only option and that he was going to lose out. It is here where the term “taking the initiative” comes into play. Unless you want to count the initiative of Wei ripping off Tan as the first. This is where we hear initiative kick in for the SECOND time in this story…..

(In our story here and totally not what Wei actually thought, we’re just dramatising it) Wei’s thoughts: 

“There is no way I will get my money back in court….I could call him and ask him nicely to stop…perhaps some golf…followed by a slap up meal…some drinks, all on me and then ask to call a truce…..or……….I could just hire a hitman…..

Contract killer.

Tan decided He’d hire a contract killer to murder Wei. With Wei gone all of this stress and of course the court case would be gone too. How do you think you hire a hitman nowadays?

Tan found a guy called Xi Guangan. This this is where I get the first indication that the money behind this investment was a significant amount. As Tan offered Xi Guangan, 2 million Chineese Wan. This is just under a quarter of a million pounds. To get rid of Wei once and for all…to make him disappear.

Tan also gave him the Wei’s address license plate number and phone number and I presume some pics in a white burner phone. Why a white phone, that is not inconspicuous at all! Why not give it to him in on the latest iPhone with exta clear camera?

The instructions were simple. Do the hit and then take a pic Wei once he had been zapped. You get the idea. Send the pic of the now dead Wei to Tan from the white inconspicuous burner phone…

Xi Guangan the assassin was also a businessman. He must have clocked how much Tan wanted this done and allegedly said

“Yeah I will do it but I want a bonus 150,000 Wan when I am done….”

3rd Business Initiative

Tan must have agreed and the contract was in place.  Now for the third slice of business initiative. This time it came from Xi Guangan.

We recon it went like this, he was cleaning his assassin kit and started thinking, he has a couple mill and a bonus to play with. So instead of strapping up the top of the line, laser guided sniper rifle with gps tracking and multi spectrum night vision googles or whatever assassins high end assassins use now a days. He decided to subcontract another killer. 

Conflicting info?

Now this is where there is conflicting information on amounts. As some sources say it’s more some say it’s less but what matters most it the actions of the following people. So we are going to simplify this…

Xi Guangan put his assassins kit away and bossed up! He decided to hire another assassin to get the job done for him

Xi Guangan hired Mo Tianxiang and offered him 1 million wan and a white phone with all the details of the target that he could keep after he got the the job done. 

So Mo got out his slightly less fancy sniper rifle for long range and blow darts in case he needed to get close and personal and got ready to do the job and earn a cool 1 million wan and I kid you not this is what happened. Mo Tian decided to hire another assassin to do it for him. 

4th Business initiative

Yes the fourth slice of business initiative was where Mo hired, Yang Kangsheng and offered him half a million to get the job done and a cool white phone with all the details of the target that he could keep afterwards. 

So Yang Kangsheng took out his slightly less expensive but effective garot, assassin swords, doned his all black assassin attire and was about to get busy with finding this Wei dude…..when he had thought. Yang Kangsheng decides to hire another assassin!

Time for the fifth but of business initiative!

Yang Guangsheng was next in this line of subcontractees….he again was offered half the fee the assassin that was contacting him was getting 250k and cool white phone with all the details of the target that he could keep afterwards.

Hitman & a 6th bit of business initiative!

So Yang Guangsheng got out his murder kit. Chloroform, a cloth and a heavy rock to so the job and when he has a thought.

Maybe Yang Guangsheng didn’t even take out his murder kit because it was pro. He just booted up his playstation whilst sending out a group message on WhatsApp seeing who is up for making a quick bit of dough….

Ling Xiansi was brought in….at this point I think he may have been offered a lot less than half. As what he did next was very savvy.

Hitman & a 7th bit of business initiative.

When he got given that cool cell phone with Wei’s details he got out his murder kit. Which was just his two fists then he had a thought unclenched them and he decided to pick up the phone. Call Wei Himself and tell him to meet him for a chat not so that he could kill him. But so he could help Wei live!

The chain

But Ling Xiansi was no fool he wanted paying…so he proposed this. Wei pretends to be killed they take a fake photo and ling would send it up the chain…little did he know how long the chain was!.

So Ling tied up Wei and took the killer pic

Ling took the photo and sent it to Yang 2

Yang 2 sent the photo to Yang 1

Yang 1 sent the image to Mo

Mo sent the image to she

Xi text it to Tan

I hope they weren’t forwarding the image on WhatsApp or you may see the ‘forwarded many times’ text above the image by the time it got to Tan! Tan would be like whaaat? Lol

So when Tan got the message he was chuffed! Then this police roll up and arrest him on suspicion of intent to kill.

Trial

Yep after all of this initiative upon initiative. Subcontractor (hitman) after subcontractor (hitman) heavy hit after heavy hit. Wei went to the police and told them someone was trying to kill him. 

The hitman trial lasted three years. Tan got 5 years for “intentional homicide”. Xi, Mo, Yang 1 and Yang 2 got 4 years

Ling the whistle blower got 2 because well he was an assassin for hire and did accept a contract to kill someone before the photo idea. So he’s still a hitman. 

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Disney Plus Summer 2021 Extravaganza!

Disney Plus has LOADS of content coming your way this summer. So let’s cut to it and give you a run down of what’s to come from Disney Plus in the summer of 2021!

JUNE on Disney Plus

Raya and The Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon takes us on an exciting, epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together long ago in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world– it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well. Friday 4th June

Genius

Geniusis an Emmy-winning anthology series that dramatises the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, their extraordinary achievements and with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. This third season explores Aretha Franklin’s musical genius and incomparable career, as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world. Grammy Award winner Franklin was a gospel prodigy, an outspoken civil rights champion and widely considered to be the greatest singer of the past 50 years, receiving countless honours throughout her career. Franklin will be portrayed by the triple threat Tony-, Emmy-and Grammy Award-winning Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple) and Emmy-winning Courtney B. Vance will play Aretha’s father, CL Franklin. Genius: Arethais the first-ever, definitive and only authorised scripted series on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul. Friday 4th June

Loki

Marvel Studios’ Lokifeatures the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame.Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. KateHerron directs “Loki,” and Michael Waldron is head writer. Wednesday 9th June

Luca

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film Lucais a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another world just below the water’s surface. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Enrico Casarosa (La Luna) and produced by Andrea Warren (Lava, Cars 3). Friday 18th June

Love Victor S2

Season 2 picks up with a newly out-of-the-closet Victor(Michael Cimino) entering his junior year at Creekwood High. However, being out brings new challenges as Victor faces a family struggling with his revelation, a heartbroken ex-girlfriend in Mia (Rachel Naomi Hilson), and the difficulties of being an openly gay star athlete — all while navigating the excitement of his new relationship with Benji (George Sear). Friday 18th June

The Mysterious Benedict Society

After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance must infiltrate the mysterious L.I.V.E. Institute to discover the truth behind the crisis. When the headmaster, the sophisticated Dr. Curtain appears to be behind this worldwide panic, the kids of The Mysterious Benedict Society must devise a plan to defeat him. The Mysterious Benedict Societystars Emmy® Award winner Tony Hale in the titularrole and features a standout ensemble of young actors. Friday 25th June

JULY on Disney Plus

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an action-packed drama, based on the comic books written by Robert Kirkman. It follows a group of survivors, led by former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), struggling to survive after a zombie apocalypse. As the world overrun by the dead takes its toll, their interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their survival than the walkers that roam the country. This global smash-hit has built up a legion of fans across the world. S1-10 streaming from Friday 2 July on STAR on Disney+ ahead of the final ever series

War of The Worlds

After a series of brutal losses, Season 2 picks up with the human survivors of the alien attack who must mount their own fight to take back their planet. It’s six months after the initial attack and Bill (Gabriel Byrne) has discovered more and more about the aliens. Most shocking of all are the undeniable similarities between the humans and the aliens – but Bill can’t find any possible explanation. And most similar of all to the aliens is Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones)

But just what is her strange connection to the alien invaders? In France, we’re reunited with Catherine (Léa Drucker) and Sophia (Emilie de Preissac) who must deal with new personal problems alongside the external threat of the aliens. And when Catherine has dealt her most crushing blow yet, she throws herself into a new project: finding Professor Bill Ward. With the human resistance struggling, the sheer desperation to survive will drive some to contemplate taking extreme measures. Could someone be willing to sacrifice one of their own in order to save mankind? July on STAR on Disney Plus

Monsters At Work

Monsters At Work takes place the day after the Monsters, Incorporated power plant started harvesting the laughter of children to fuel the city of Monstropolis, thanks to Mike and Sulley’s discovery that laughter generates ten times more energy than screams. It follows the story of Tylor Tuskmon, an eager young monster who graduated top of his class at Monsters University and always dreamed of becoming a Scarer, until he lands a job at Monsters, Incorporated and discovers that scaring is out and laughter is in. Weekly From Friday July 2nd

Black Widow

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. July 9th On Disney Plus with Premier Access and in cinemas

Race to The Centre of The Earth

Race to the Centre of the Earth is an adrenaline-fuelled global competition that pits four teams against one another in a nonstop sprint across the globe for a USD$1 million prize. The eight-part series, created by the producers behind the hit show The Amazing Race, is an extreme non-elimination competition that follows four groups of adventurers, each starting from different corners of the earth, as they race to a buoy holding a $1 million prize. Each team is challenged with navigating through its route, offering unique terrains, climates and cultures as the team makes its way to a central location. The teams will face untamed jungles, frozen arctic, arid deserts, bustling cities, treacherous mountains and vast oceans to reach the location where all four routes intersect. The first team to arrive at the buoy claims it all. Weekly from Friday July 9th

Spidey and his Amazing Friends

Our favourite neighbourhood web-slinger is used to working solo, but now Peter Parker must discover what it takes to become a truly amazing superhero: being a spider friend who works well with others. Together with his friends Miles Morales and Gwen AKA Ghost-Spider, they will team up with heroes such as Hulk, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel, to defeat evil foes and learn that teamwork is the best way to save the day. Weekly From 16th July

Turner and Hooch

When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn’t want may be the partner he needs. Turner & Hooch stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name. Weekly From Friday 16th July

AUGUST on Disney Plus

What If….

What If…? flips the script on the MCU, reimagining famous events from the films in unexpected ways. Coming to Disney+ in Summer 2021, Marvel Studios’ first animated series focuses on different heroes from the MCU, featuring a voice cast that includes a host of stars who reprise their roles. The series is directed by Bryan Andrews; Ashley Bradley is head writer. Streaming in August

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is an action-packed drama, based on the comic books written by Robert Kirkman. It follows a group of survivors, led by former police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), struggling to survive after a zombie apocalypse. As the world overrun by the dead takes its toll, their interpersonal conflicts present a greater danger to their survival than the walkers that roam the country. This global smash-hit has built up a legion of fans across the world. Final Season streaming from Monday 23rd August on STAR on Disney Plus

That One Word Feyenoord

The people’s club located on the bank of the Maas river in Rotterdam, but with a massive fan base throughout the Netherlands. And beyond. For the first time in its 112-year history, Feyenoord is now opening all its doors. The club is shadowed from the inside during the 2020/21 season, in which the utmost is demanded from the coach, players, management and the supporters. As the club is struggling with the huge impact of the COVID19 crisis. The present clashes with the past in a quest for a better future. Unique footage from the locker room and boardroom brings the club and all key personalities closer to the audience than ever before. Friday 27th August on STAR on Disney Plus

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SOUL

What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film Soul introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx). A middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before. A fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey). Who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living. He may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

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Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Rebellion’s Evil Genius 2: World Domination is almost here after being announced at E3 2019! (Evil Genius 1 was released in 2004!)

This cult classic villain sim will cast players as a super genius who is intent on taking over the world! You have an army of henchmen and a base under a volcano. What self respecting villain doesn’t? As yoi play through you get to manage and upgrade you lair and arsenal all in prep to achieve your overall goal of world domination!

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is different to 2013’s free to play mobile game Evil Genius Online. With them tweeting:

“We’d like to make this super-duper clear — this isn’t a remaster. Evil Genius 2 will be a fully-fledged sequel and it won’t be free-to-play.”

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

In Evil Genius 2: World Domination you can pick your paradise and put your own stamp on it! Customise it the way you want to and how it fits your play style. Even construct some dastardly devices to put your minions to use!

Speaking of minions, as you expand your workforce you can create special minions, or specialists to help them further your plans. Even hire intimidating Henchmen that complement your playstyle!

Research and develop traps, send the do-gooders spinning with a pinball bumper even chomp on them with the venus Spy-Trap. Even combine your traps to make it even more difficult for the do-gooders to infiltrate your paradise!

There’s so much evil you can do in the game, build a Doomsday Device, sell the British Royal Family, Kidnap the Governor of Maine, and literally BAKE ALASKA.

There’s so much evil you can do, will you take over the world?

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How Accurate is John Wick? Scene By Scene Breakdown

So, have you ever wondered how accurate John Wick actually is? Well Ben Slater over at Military Direct decided to find out just how accurate John Wick is. Here’s a question, have you ever held your breath when a character is under water? Also have you tried to count how many shots are fired during a shoot out? While it’s fun to figure out how many films are realistic, even when there’s some movie magic.

So, during Lockdown Ben Slater, Marketing Director of Military Direct, along with his team, combed through the biggest streaming services to find binge worthy films. While, the stand out films from this was the John Wick series.

Keanu Reeves plays an assassin willing to rip the world apart to retrieve his car and avenge his dog. With stunning action sequences, he takes on wave after wave of enemies with brutal fighting skills and lethal accuracy.

However, the team at Military Direct wanted to figure out just how accurate Mr John Wick really is.

They analysed scenes from across the franchise and employed a formula. While, they calculated his accuracy per gun fight and then for each film arrive at a total accuracy across all three films.

The Results

John Wick – Total Accuracy:

72.6 % across all three films.

Estimated Shots:

913

Estimated Hits:

663

Estimated Misses:

102

Film with Highest Accuracy:

John Wick: Chapter 2 – 84.1%

Most Bullets Fired:

John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum – 439 Bullets

Most Lethal Fight:

Continental Lobby Showdown – 208 Bullets Fired / 98.6% Accuracy

Most Lethal Weapon:

Technically, John’s most accurate weapon is a Pencil – 6 Kills / 100% Accuracy.

Most Lethal Gun:

John’s most lethal gun across the series (total bullets fired / accuracy) would likely be the Glock 26, which is used in multiple scenes across all three films.

By scene it would be the Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun used in the catacombs in John Wick: Chapter 2 with 100% Accuracy.

The full breakdown can be found below. While, the formula and the rules implemented for this analysis can be found here.

Furthermore, the overall analysis was made easy thanks to the clean cinematography of Jonathan Sela, the superb direction of Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeve’s outstanding performance. John Wick delights in showing you how lethal he really is.

So, it turns out that John Wick really is very accurate indeed.

The Results: Scene by Scene Breakdown

Franchise Total Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy
Overall Total 663 102 765 86.7%

John Wick 1

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
House Invasion 19 1 20 95.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Club Scene 54 9 63 85.7 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Abduction 30 33 63 47.6 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Church Escape 5 0 5 100.0 % Kel-Tec KSG

Coharie Arms CA-415

John Kills Iosef 7 0 7 100.0 % DTA Stealth Recon Scout

Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Waterfront Fight 14 1 15 93.3 % Glock 26

Heckler & Koch P30L

Total 129 44 173 74.6 %

John Wick: Chapter 2

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
Reclaiming the Mustang 2 0 2 100.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Concert Scene 41 0 41 100.0 % Glock 34
Catacombs 115 10 125 92.0 % TTI TR-1 Ultralight

Benelli M4 Super 90

John vs. Cassian 0 13 13 0.0 % Glock 34
Subway Chase 13 12 25 52.0 % CZ P-09

Smith & Wesson SW1911SC

Pencil

Museum Shootout 81 13 94 86.2 % Glock 17

The, Glock 26

Glock 34

Kimber Warrior

SIG-Sauer P320

John Kills Santino 1 0 1 100.0 % Glock 26
Total 253 48 301 84.1 %

 

Bonus: The Pencil – Subway Chase

Bonus Hit Miss Total Accuracy
Pencil 6 0 100.0 %

 

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Scene Hits Misses Total Shots Accuracy Guns Used
Doctor’s Office 2 0 2 100.0 % Bond Arms Texas Defender Derringer
Horse Stable Fight 6 0 6 100.0 % Heckler & Koch P30L
Antique Shop 1 1 2 50% Remington 1875
Casablanca Shootout 61 4 65 93.8 %

(Ben Slater and the team at Military Direct)

Note to Journalists / Editors 

Military Direct is an online military store stocking everything needed for serving military personnel including regulars and reserves. They also cater to the public sector, providing tactical equipment and essentials for a wider audience. Military Direct is also part of Ammo & Company Group which provides traditional ceremonial attire and equipment for the British and Canadian Army.

For more information visit: https://www.military.direct/

 

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Streets of Rage 4

Streets of Rage 4 is now available for and it’s a continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler that took over the arcades back in the day! Also, it’s known for its radical fights, it’s 90’s beats and boxing gloves. While, not forgetting the bandanas.

History of Streets of Rage

So, Streets of Rage is a cult classic and is known as Bare Knucle in Japan. It’s a trilogy of beat em ups developed by SEGA in the 1990’s.

It is famous for it’s non stop action and it’s electronic dance music. The games are scored by Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima and Streets of Rage has gained the status of a cult classic. While, Streets of Rage is now considered as one of the best beat em up series of all time.

Now after many years, Axel and Blaze are picking up the fight where they left off in Streets of Rage 4!

In Streets of Rage 4, there is hand-drawn visuals from 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake. While, Streets of Rage 4 is built upon the classic trilogy. Bringing with it new mechanics, a fresh story story and many differing dangerous stages. Play as a solo player, or gang up with a friend and take on Streets of Rage 4 in co-op mode.

Features

  • First of all it’s the comeback of the legendary Streets of Rage series.
  • Also, Beautiful graphics fully hand-drawn animated by the studio behind Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap.
  • Classic gameplay enhanced with brand new mechanics.
  • Soundtrack by a wide line-up of world-class musicians.
  • 5 main playable characters and many unlockable retro characters.
  • 2 players online co-op, and up to 4 players locally.
  • Also, play Story mode, Arcade mode, Battle mode.
  • Roasted chicken (or it is braised?) served on a pristine plate, and more!

(Streets of Rage)

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