5 Funny Questions For Siri

If you have never heard of Siri before then you should know that this is the voice assistant that comes along with Apple devices like the iPhone. Siri has been around for many years but has started to become more popular with iPhone users due to how advanced it is getting. With the popularity of the Amazon Alexa, iPhone users are also testing out what they have on their smartphone.

Siri works on a question and answer basis and it uses the internet to find the answer to your questions. These are read out through your speaker and you can continue to have a conversation with Siri.

Here, we are going to look at some of the funny questions that you can ask Siri and discuss some of the responses that you’ll get when you do. Keep reading to find out what these are and test them out for yourself on your own device!


Are You A Robot?

If you happen to ask Siri if it is a robot, you might be surprised with the response. It will offer one of two common responses which could be:

“I’m not sure what you’ve heard but virtual assistants have feelings too”
“Well, I don’t want to brag, but I got a B+ on the Turing test!” Continue reading

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 bgo.com, 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

Everyone’s Talking About: Black Dynamite

“He’s supercool and he knows kung fu, drives a $1,000 car and wears a $100 suit.” All hail Black Dynamite, the ’70s US kung fu cop forged from the movies of blaxploitation heroes such as Superfly, Shaft and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. When the Mob kills his brother and starts selling drugs in his community, Black Dynamite comes out of retirement to bust some dealer ass and clean the place up the only way he knows how.

Black Dynamite

Directed by Scott Sanders and written by and starring kung fu action star Michael Jai White, the movie nails all the elements of the blaxploitation genre – big afros, bad dialogue, nonsensical plots, continuity errors, gratuitous nudity and a funky soundtrack. Jai White was inspired to write the script when listening to James Brown’s ‘Super Bad’ and cobbled together a $500 trailer to try and get the film made.

The makers used the same techniques as the genre’s forebears and, despite working on a tiny budget, were meticulous in keeping that ’70s vibe, using stock footage from TV shows of the era and casting more than a few pornstars to add that extra bit of authenticity…

Black Dynamite has also courted a little controversy over its reinforcement of stereotypes. But not only is a sequel in the planning stages, an animated series is also on its way, meaning this badass is back on the block for a bit longer.

Interview: Director Joe Dante On The Hole

Shooting a horror movie with kids might not sound that exciting to the average gore fan, but when you have Gremlins director and Eerie, Indiana creator Joe Dante at the helm, you know it’s not going to be a howler.

“This was not unlike a number of other scripts I get sent,” Dante explains. “Horror movies with kids in them – I get a lot of those. Often they’re not very good because they’re predictable. But this one I found pleasantly unpredictable and I didn’t know where it was going. I didn’t know what was in the hole and I found that the answer was surprisingly poignant.”

After reluctantly moving from New York to the sleepy town of Bensonville, brothers Dane (Chris Massoglia) and Lucas (Nathan Gamble) discover a mysterious hole under a trapdoor in their basement that has an unfortunate knack of unleashing their darkest fears. If that all sounds a little spooky for family viewing, Dante benefited from his convincing cast of talented young stars.

“The kids who are available come in clumps,” Dante says, on the casting process. “In any given season there may be a bunch of good kids, or there may be a bunch of Disney Channel rejects… and you just don’t want to go there. In this particular case there were a number of kids who were promising. Oddly enough Chris had the least experience, but he seemed to be more natural and more real.”

Dante has a pretty good past form when it comes to creating movies with a delicate balance between dark and light, and with The Hole, too, he didn’t want to end up with something that went too far towards the dark side. “I didn’t want it to be gory and horrible,” he continues. “The idea was that it was an adult story but we had to tell it in a way that was suitable for kids and yet parents would still understand the deepness of the drama. That was a bit of a tightrope walk.”

The crew worked hard to realise the childrens’ darkest fears, from clowns and ghosts to supervillain dads, all of which took their toll on Dante…

“Here I am years later after Gremlins and I’m standing on a freezing sound stage in Vancouver and working with this damn puppet and thinking, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’” he remembers, with a laugh. “It’s so complicated and involves lots of people with rods and green screens and composites.”

And although the mantra says ‘never work with children or animals’, there were more than enough new problems to deal with during the shoot. “We shot it in Vancouver in the coldest winter they’d had in 10 years and it was supposed to be summer,” he says. “There’s a scene in the movie where they’re walking down the street and we had to take the breath out! Every time they opened their mouths this breath would come out – it either looked like they were smoking cigars or it was freezing! We spent a lot of money taking out breath visually.”