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‘The Hangover’ Film Review: Hanging over a guy flick

It's a guilty pleasure comedy. Who knew a hangover could be this fun? In terms of concept and plot, this guy flick about a bachelor party gone wrong is nothing special; but the simplest reason for its comedic success is the fact that it achieves a rare balance between character and vulgarity in its storytelling. There is a sort of perverse brilliance, or maybe brilliant perversity, thrown by the characters against the gambling streets of Las Vegas. Director Todd Phillips ("Starsky and

‘Lucky You’ Film Review: A poker life

"Lucky You" straightforwardly shows the grueling world of gambling and betting as the various characters inside this realm create a whole new world of their own. While within the high-stakes backdrop of Las Vegas, this motion picture brings the audience a gist of sub-stories about human relationships, inhabiting a number of snapshots of personal dramas that unfold in every laying out of the cards. Set in the gambling world of Las Vegas, this romantic drama tells the story of Huck Cheever (Eric Bana), a happy-go-lucky bachelor

‘Ocean’s Thirteen’ Film Review: The odds of guilty pleasure

For "Ocean's Thirteen," watching the inventive and spontaneous bunch of professional men pulling off an impossible heist for the third time is a guilty pleasure to watch. The usual suspects known for delivering their witty lines in effective, nonchalant ways, as well as doing impossible tasks in various capacities, are back with sophisticated humor, peppered ironies, comedic suspense, and contagious energy that has marked the franchise since "Ocean's Eleven." Centering the saga on male camaraderie, team loyalty, and cool professionalism, this follow-up offering has

First Friday Las Vegas: The artsy side of the city

Every first Friday of the month, gallery lamps and artsy music dominate the Las Vegas Arts District, the home of the monthly arts event First Friday Las Vegas. A Vegas tradition now running for more than a decade, First Friday helps integrate local artists and their works with the community. It generally caters to people of all ages and admission is free. This underrated arts and culture gathering situated in between the Strip and the Downtown area is popular to local artists

What Las Vegas homeowners need to know about installing solar panels in their homes

A home solar electric system may seem a bit daunting for many homeowners due to its upfront cost, but the tax incentives and long-term power savings it offers more than offsets the investment after a fair amount of time. In the larger scheme of things, the decrease in a household's carbon footprint becomes a significant contribution to help the planet's problem with climate change. An Ideal City for Solar Panels Since the Las Vegas weather allows residents to enjoy sunlight at an average of 300

Best extreme heights adventures in Las Vegas, Nevada

Adrenaline junkies visiting Las Vegas can have the time of their lives up in the air. From jumping from extreme heights to hurtling down at speeds like that of a rushing car to suspending the body in mid air for minutes, these airborne adventures are absolutely not for the faint of heart. They are not inexpensive treats either, but they are definitely worth experiencing at least once in a lifetime. Skydive Las Vegas This may not be an activity for someone with a

The D Las Vegas: A bride-to-be’s destination

Girls looking for a memorable evening of drinks, dares, and debauchery to celebrate a woman's "final night of freedom” can check out the special deals available at The D Las Vegas. A bachelorette party hotspot, this sleek casino hotel makes it a breeze to plan out an awesome, yet affordable treat through a personalized itinerary that includes delectable meals, show tickets, sinful adventure treats, among other Las Vegas-style offerings. Reservations Anyone who wants to make initial inquiries about The D's more detailed offerings

Spa indulgence at Sahra Spa and Hammam Las Vegas

Sahra Spa and Hammam, the 43,000-square-foot tranquil oasis at The Cosmopolitan, exudes a certain form of oneness with Las Vegas' natural beauty. This premier Turkish-style spa destination draws inspiration from the elements of the region's surrounding canyons and desert lands. Mood and Atmosphere From the reception area, a long earthy entryway filled with 420 tons of sandstone lining mimics the beauty of the Red Rock Canyon in a small indoor scale. Glimpses of silver around the sophisticated facility showcases the naturally occurring

Las Vegas hotels near McCarran International Airport

If you're looking for Las Vegas hotels near McCarran International Airport, here's a diverse selection meant for tourists' varying tastes and preferences. Excalibur Hotel and Casino Excalibur Hotel and Casino is 2.95 miles away from McCarran. Travel time from the airport is only 10 minutes. Set in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Excalibur lives up to its royalty theme with its top-notch accommodation and round-the-clock entertainment offers. At the castle, you'll enjoy classy slot and table games, an action-packed poker room,

Popular Las Vegas hotels off the Strip

If the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip is not your thing for your next Vegas stay, or maybe you want to experience what Las Vegas outside the Strip has to offer, you’re in for a treat. Aside from avoiding the Strip traffic congestion, you get to save money without skimping on quality stay. Not to mention experiencing authentic valley culture with the locals around. As a world-class tourist destination, Las Vegas promotes competitive hotel accommodations all over the city.

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