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Top Three Casino Movies From The Eighties

The eighties were a fine time for blockbuster movies. Some of the most innovative, memorable cinematic triumphs arrived, many of which are still being franchised and remade today. Throughout its many genres, the themes of wins and losses in the casino have remained a big narrative lure. Below, we pick out our favorite gambling movies from the decade. The Big TownThe Big Town is one of the lesser-known casino movies from the decade. It fuses several genres, including film noir and classic thriller. Matt Dillon plays the lead character, J C Cullen, who comes to the big city to find

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We Haven't Seen The Ingalls Family In 35 Years, Here's What The Cast Of "Little House On The Prairie" Look Like Now

Little House on the Prairie ran for 9 seasons and had an enormous fan base. The show reminded us all of a simpler time, but also had such an awesome family that we all became incredibly attached to. NBCThe show was on between 1974 and 1983, and even though it has been off the air for almost 35 years, people still remember the Ingalls family fondly. What have they all been up to since the show ended? Alison Arngrim - Nellie OlesonNBCArngrim took a long break from acting shortly after Little House on the Prairie ended. She didn't act on

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Indiana Jones: An Influential Throwback from the 80s

Back in 1981, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark introduced the world to Professor Indiana Jones. What started with a successful action romp eventually turned into a pop culture staple. With the release of 1984’s prequel, The Temple of Doom, and the 1989 sequel, The Last Crusade, audiences around the world glommed on to the action hero.However, 2008’s The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t a blockbuster hit for fans or critics. As with many reworks of mega-popular hits, audiences are holding out hope for the fifth and final project. Still

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Why Music Was Better in the 80s

It should be evident and apparent by now. There should be no question about it. Nobody should ever call it into question. Music was simply better in the 1980s. While the 1970s disco provided a good warmup act and the grunge and pop of the 1990s were a decent follow up, there’s just no beating the music of the 80s. The sound was better, the costumes were flashier and the whole scene was just brimming with talent and drama. Whilst there have been a number of different things to have significantly improved since the 80s, including TV shows and

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Old Technology Still Used In Schools Today

Many college students today take it for granted that technology is there for them. It is the way that many of us have grown up. The Industrial Revolution and the technology revolution has been in existence for over a century, with IBM having been a unique business since just after the Great Depression.Still, every good school goes by the mindset that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. So we are still seeing a lot of old technology still used in schools today because it works. Learn more about some of those tools here.The Fax MachineThe

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'80s-Inspired Movie Night With Your Friends

Are you up for some Saturday Night Fever? - Well, that's a seventies’ movie. But how about calling your friends and organizing an '80s-inspired Saturday movie night? It can be as equally fun as going out. And here's the list of movies you could watch. Working Girl (1988)Working Girl is a romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith. Harrison Ford, and Sigourney Weaver. Mike Nichols was in charge of directing while Kevin Wade worked on a script. The story follows a young and ambitious woman paving her way in the corporate world. In parallel with her nine-to-five job as a secretary,

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The Most Popular Vacation Spots of the 80s

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, real-life holidays did not always include a trip to Wally World or a 50s style back to the future experience.In reality, a vacation in the 1980s looked like a modern vacation but without the SPF. On the home front, employed Americans took more vacation time than their modern-day counterparts and undoubtedly found it much easier to unwind. So it's more important to your health than ever to take a vacation and make it as memorable as possible.Just because the 1980s are a few decades in the past doesn't mean we can't

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A History of the Golden Age of Arcade Games

Sonic the Hedgehog originally appeared in the world in 1995, during the acid house era. But it's been nearly 40 years since the first arcade games appeared.Since then, the world has changed, and so has the gaming business. Arcade games have come and gone, handheld consoles have appeared, died out, and then reappeared, and now mobile phones have monopolized the gaming market.Let's take a long detailed look at where it all started and see where the games we've all grown to love came from.Where It StartedVideo games first became popular in the 1950s, but it wasn't until

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80’s Teenage Problems One Cannot Imagine Nowadays

The 80s is a legendary time for millions of people all over the world. Modern adults had their childhood and teenage years exactly during this period. What challenges did they face? How did the everyday life of a teen of the 80s differ from the modern one? It’s time to find the answers.Four TV Channels One of the most amazing things of the 80s was TV. Just imagine, during this time there were only a few channels you could choose to watch. Every evening all the family members stuck to the screen watching soap operas or pop TV

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Our Favorite Single TV Dads of the 80s and 90s

In the early days of television, most family shows featured two-parent households. Notable exceptions included The Andy Griffith Show and The Courtship of Eddie's Father. Dads were always right back then and squeaky clean. They parented in a firm, strict, but loving manner. Enter the 1980s and 1990s TV dads into the picture though and you had a load of hot guys playing the role of a single dad who had a bit to learn about life. They usually learned from their child in the space of an hour or less.Studies show that women file for the majority of