Is it time for a shake up in casino movies?

The forthcoming release of The Gambler, starring Jessica Lange and Mark Wahlberg, has got tongues wagging as to whether or not the remake will do the original justice this November. Directed by Karel Reisz in 1976, the original film starred James Caan as a literary professor who made one too many bad choices when it came to indulging his gambling vice. The film was a hit in the 70s – but … [Read more...]

The Expendables 3, The Cast, The Excitement & Will They Make A Fourth?

The cast at Cannes 2014 Fans of gray-haired action franchise The Expendables should be able to see the third in the series by the time they read this. It's been released in London and is due to hit theaters in the US on August 15th. The cast is amazing, adding to the line-ups from the first two - I can't wait to see it! Cast Personally, I found that The Expendables 2 was great fun, I'm a big … [Read more...]

It’s Prom Season at JenJenHouse!

Looking for the perfect dress for the prom, a wedding, or any other special event? Be red carpet ready with JenJenHouse! There is an amazing selection of special even dresses and so many ways to customize your search and your dress! I have a body type that I feel is difficult to dress. With JenJenHouse I can narrow down my search to find the perfect dress for me! I can choose to filter by … [Read more...]

TENZI & the companion game “77 Ways to play TENZI” Review & Giveaway – 3 Winners!

A couple weeks ago I shared my experience with a new game, TENZI. With a suggested retail price of under $15.00, TENZI makes a great gift. The best way to buy it is to find it in your local store so that you’re able to pick out the dice in the color combination that appeals to you. I actually bought mine at my local Hallmark store. Now, along comes a companion game for TENZI, called 77 Ways to … [Read more...]

Help! My Teen is Driving!

If you thought teaching your teen to drive was stressful, wait until you have to set him free and let him actually drive. Without you there. On the wide-open roads. With all of the other crazy drivers. Yeah, it’s enough to cause any parent to have a full-on anxiety attack. So what can you do to help ease the worry and make the experience a positive one for both of you? Take a Deep … [Read more...]

Flowers: A Timeless Gift for Timeless Relationships

It’s not every day that you find a relationship that stands the test of time. Whether you just met the love of your life or are celebrating a gold anniversary, this person is the one you have chosen for a lifetime and they should feel your love and devotion. One of the most significant ways you can show this affection is by sending the gift of flowers. You can choose from a solitary rose or a full … [Read more...]

Accidental discovery of a new, fast-paced dice game that you’re going to love!

While on a shopping trip to Hallmark for a Christmas ornament, I stumbled upon what turned out to be the perfect gift for my niece, a dice game called “Tenzi”. It stated on the package that it’s the world’s fastest game. Since I am always on the lookout for a different type of game, I thought that I’d give this one a chance. I wasn’t disappointed. Last night, for New Year’s Eve, three of us … [Read more...]

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village #Detroit #Review

Happy Holidays! My name is Toni from My Book Addiction and I am thrilled to be posting on Five Dollar Shake today. Thank you so much for the invitation, Jenn! I've always wanted to take my family to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Every year we hear the fireworks from our living room and have always wondered what it would be like to go. Well, this year was a dream come true. It was a … [Read more...]

Finding Out-of-Print Books

You remember that book you used to love as a kid? The one that you always borrowed from the local library until you actually found a copy of your own? You read that whole book cover to cover so many times that the pages were coming loose and you could remember what pages the chapters started on. Now that you're an adult and you've moved into your real, adult home, you may have a bookshelf that … [Read more...]

Home Improvement – Now Made Easy

Making a home is a lifetime experience. One works probably the whole life to give shape to a dream of choice. Hence once a house is purchased, converting it to a home is where the effort lies. One generally tries to decorate a home with his or her choice of articles and materials, which rather reflects their personality. It’s a showcase of their aspirations, favorite colors and related grandeur. … [Read more...]

The Internet doesn’t have to be a confusing place to shop

Shopping online is a sign of the times. It can also be a great way to start a business. Entertaining the notion of owning a business, also takes an enormous amount of planning, thousands of start-up dollars, and too many hours of work. Many people dismiss the idea after considering the odds. However, there is a way to have an online company without all of the pain. 1 - Technology Teamed with … [Read more...]

Tips on Using Online Shopping to Save on Home Repairs

Whether you have a dire emergency or just want to update your home, home repair or upkeep costs can be expensive. There are a few ways to save money on all things home repair, including tools, appliances, and accessories. Although certain things must be bought in person at a store, there are plenty of items that you can buy for a discount online. A few tips to help you be a savvy Internet shopper … [Read more...]

Las Vegas to Host Third iHeartRadio Music Festival

Be sure to mark September 20 and 21 on your calendar. That’s when the iHeartRadio Music Festival comes to town to transform the MGM Grand Garden Arena into rock and roll heaven. Last year, the festival featured performances by a diverse menagerie of acts including Bon Jovi, Swedish House Mafia, Enrique Iglesias, Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, deadmau5, Jason Aldean, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Usher, P!nk, … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth is the animated tale of the hero Scorch Supernova who enjoys exploring neighboring planets and makes discoveries for his people, a blue alien race from the planet Baab. After he had rescued several kidnapped children, he was widely regarded throughout the planet. Scorch then decides to venture to the ‘Dark Planet’, planet Earth, on yet another exciting exploration in … [Read more...]

$100 Cash Back & Coupon Deals for AT&T U-Verse’s Services

We love our AT&T U-Verse system! CouponCactus.com, an online coupon and cash back shopping website, recently announced the availability of several deals with AT&T U-Verse, a leading firm offering broadband internet, cable TV, and VoIP phone services. Individuals that utilize CouponCactus.com to sign up for U-Verse can save significantly using either a cash back offer or one of the … [Read more...]

Confident in Your Curves

The word “summer” should send excitement running through your veins. For most of us the added sunshine, longer days and warmth that comes with summertime is exciting and worth looking forward to. For most women however, there’s a flipside to all that sunshine. With the onset of summer comes swimsuit season and for many women, that task doesn’t bring such happy thoughts. No matter what your … [Read more...]

Burt Wonderstone Movie Review

I was really looking forward to The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and not just because it's set in Vegas, (one of my favorite cities) and that I visited it in January. The cast is definitely A-list - it includes Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Jim Carrey, among others - and the trailer looked extremely funny. Unfortunately, Burt ended up being a case of all of its … [Read more...]

Truth or Die Movie Review

The next installment from the Bloody Disgusting Selects series "Truth or Die" is available now! On DVD, Video on Demand and Digital Download. Starring: David Oakes, Jennie Jacques, Liam Boyle, Jack Gordon and Alexander Vlahos A group of college friends celebrate the end of term with a party to end all parties. During a drink and drug-fuelled evening, an innocent game of ‘Truth or Dare’ … [Read more...]

Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Review

Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! This new show features Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave in her ice debut. If you have not yet experienced Disney On Ice, it is a must, trust me it is a night you will never forget. A fun and magical experience for the whole family. Toni from Kitchen Savvy Mom, and often a Five Dollar Shake guest reviewer, recently attended … [Read more...]

Arbitrage Movie Review

The word on Arbitrage before the screening was that Richard Gere gives an Oscar-worthy performance in it, and that much was true. While the beginning and middle portions of the movie were a little slow, the story soon picks up and draws you in, regardless of its slow start. Robert Miller (Gere) has it all: a loving wife, children and grandchildren, a huge mansion in Manhattan. What we don't … [Read more...]