Movie Review: Keeping Up With The Joneses

Our friends from Empire International gave us the chance to laugh in one of the best movie seats in UAE, Reel Cinemas Dubai Mall. Keeping up with the Joneses, a fun comedic action & adventure movie that removes the stress from a days work.

Like most of people in Dubai, The Gaffneys  ( played by Isla Fisher & Zach Galifianakis)  are your typical husband & wife, working as what is required of the company, & having the their days as a family as plain as it could be. But this was change when they met their new neighbours, the Joneses ( played by Gal Gadot & Jon Hamm), sophisticated & well accomplished  couple, who is every person’s dream neighbors.From there, the Gaffneys had enter, an unexpected action in which they are not prepared or even consider will happen in their suburban way of living.

This movie is really jam packed with hilarious Hollywood casting, along with the oddly inborn comedic charm of Zach. They also have their badass lady that most of Hollywood consider at top of her career, Ms. Gal Gadot.. It is like a combination of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”  plus “Get Smart”, comedic spy movie that is quite fun to watch & a good movie to release you stress with.

But do note that this movie is not intended for the young ones, there is a lot of strong languages, sexual content , & mature jokes.

Everyone who needs to unwind, release their stress, and just laugh and enjoy a fun comedy movie, this will help you big time. A must watch for comedy lovers & couples who needs to have their alone time.

Acme Blog Movie Rating:  4.0 Stars

Keeping Up With The Jonese is running in UAE cinemas since 20.10.16. Check out the Trailer below:


First Teaser Poster: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

James Gunn has dropped the first teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—and not only does it give us our first “official” look beyond concept art of just how cool baby Groot is (hint , he is next to Starlords show), it gives us our first good look at the new incarnation of the team.

Gunn posted the new teaser to his social media accounts, which you can see in full size below.

Netflix Shrinks! There are fewer and fewer films and series on offer every month…

I used to love Netflix. I could get great Movies, cool Series and whatever I liked on their. Over the years this changed a lot and so I have finally decided to dump Netflix in favour of Amazon Prime Video.

Thousands of films and series have disappeared from the Netflix offers in recent years. The US streaming service wants to go a different way as it seems- it is increasing own productions and even wants to go to the cinema as well.

Worldwide, more than 80 million people are using Netflix. In 2010 the streaming service started in the US, and in 2014 numerous European countries were added, including Germany. Since January 2016, Netflix has been available in 190 countries on Earth. Alone in the past quarter, 3.57 million new customers came, as Netflix announced. The profit fell 75 percent year-on-year to 51.5 million dollars – far better than investors had expected.

Despite all these successes, Netflix’s offering is shrinking. The streaming portal has been changing its entertainment offer for some time now and this development has not even yet been completed.

In the future, in-house productions will account for around 50 percent of the Netflix collection, as the magazine “Variety” reports. The supply of foreign content, ie licensed films and series, would fall to half. Netflix wants to provide a target group-oriented offer and above all with exclusive content among the users.

There are no official figures on how many films and series Netflix has on offer as they are not revealed by the group.

In 2014, a Reddit user compared the IMDB Top 250, the best rated films at the largest film database on the Internet, with the Netflix offer. He found out that 49 of the 250 top films were also available at Netflix. Two years later, the number fell to 31 films, 12 percent less than in 2014.

Also the figures of the blog “Exstreamist” show that Netflix is shrinking. According to them, the offer of the streaming service has almost halved since 2012. Four years ago (on the US platform) a total of 11,000 films and series have been available, today, according to the “Exstreamist” there are only 5,300. The platform “Unogs” comes to the same conclusion.

I see it with a sad eye leaving Netflix behind after all these years, but I see just no value any longer in keeping it. Only House of Cards does not give me this value – There is not much more than what I get out of Amazon Prime Video.

Are you a Netflix user too? What is your opinion ? Sound off in the comments.

And the BlackBerry DTEK50 is going to….

Another competition has come to end today. This time around we had given away a BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone!  We had plenty of participants who wanted this cool piece of phone for themselves. But as usual there can be only one winner in the end…

And the Winner is: 

  • Maz Hamad

Maz you have an email now and got 24 hours to answer on it. Should no answer have been received by then another winner will be drawn.

For all others that could not win this time: Watch this space, a new gadget competition is coming very soon!

Here again a few details about the phone:

The display has a size of 5.2 inches and triggers Full HD. For our taste, the colors are a bit too pale and could more saturation tolerated. But with time you get used to it, striking it is anyway. The other properties of the display however were satisfactory: sufficient brightness, good viewing angles for a liquid crystal panel and no color cast. Inside the DTEK50 operates a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, the system has 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of memory.
An expansion via microSDHC card is possible up to 2TB. The operating speed of the smartphone is really good: Apps do start flowing, processes are running rapidly, and there is no lack at all. However, the DTEK50 is not designed for graphics-heavy or complex games. With Pokemon GO running the device comes at its limits and begins to stutter a bit. Who only sometimes plays something here and there can ignore this little criticism. Charged is the phone via a microUSB port. USB Type-C does not exist. Included there is a quick charger, which is not recognizable as such . We do not care, as long as the charging time is right. The battery is having a size of 2610 mAh and reaches the 100 percent mark after about an hour and 20 minutes of charging. We found that actually good. As for the duration,  we have well done one day on the device easily. So you won´t require a charger or power bank with you all the time.

The Best and Worst Airports for Overall Experience in 2016

Sleeping in Airports has announced the 2016 Best Airports. The website has asked travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overall airport experience. They ranked their experiences on these factors:

  • Comfort (Rest Zones & Gate Seating)
  • Services, Facilities & Things to do
  • Food Options
  • Immigration/Security
  • Customer Service
  • Cleanliness

The best airports in the world are those that truly dazzle and delight. Efficient, clean, fun, friendly, creative, comfortable, easy…

The list of happy adjectives taken from their voters comments could go on and on. What ultimately unites these terminals together is that coming to them is the opposite of a chore. Rather, passengers are often found wishing their layover could continue for just a little longer so that they can check out the IMAX theatre, the aquarium, the indoor jungle, the multi-story slide, the spa, or something that they haven’t even thought of yet. All in all, if you find yourself in one of these terminals you’re in for a treat!

The Worlds Top 10 Airports

1Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
2Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
3Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)
4Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)
5Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)
6Osaka Kansai International Airport, Japan (KIX)
7Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
8Helsinki Airport, Finland (HEL)
9Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)
10Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)

And Here Comes the Worst 10 Airports in the World

1Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia (JED)
2Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB)
3Port Harcourt International Airport, Nigeria (PHC)
4Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan (TAS)
5Santorini Thira National Airport, Greece (JTR)
6Chania International Airport, Greece (CHQ)
7Crete Heraklion International Airport, Greece (HER)
8Caracas Simón Bolívar International Airport, Venezuela (CCS)
9 London Luton International Airport, England (LTN)
10Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal (KTM)

As you can see there are not Middle Eastern Airports in the Top 10 Ranking available. If you look into the Best Airports in the Middle East itself, Dubai is making it to the top here followed by Doha. Kuwait is not even among the Top10 Airports of the Middle East. Personally I think that the Kuwait Internationl Airport is still way better than the Abu Dhabi Airport which made it to 10th place in this ranking.

Top 10 Middle Eastern Airports

1Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
2Doha Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
3Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel (TLV)
4Amman Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan (AMM)
5Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, Lebanon (BEY)
6Erbil International Airport, Iraq (EBL)
7Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport (Medina), Saudi Arabia (MED)
8Muscat International Airport, Oman (MCT)
9Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain (BAH)
10Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates (AUH)


The world’s most expensive Cities to book a Hotel in

HRG has published its Interim Hotel Report for the first half of 2016 stating where staying overnight is certainly no bargain:

Moscow continues to dominate as the world’s most expensive city for the 12th consecutive year. A slight fall in average rate in GBP was effected massively by the large movement in the exchange rate, which saw a modest 3.14% fall in GBP translated into a large 10.64% rise in local currency. 21 of the top 50 cities have seen an average room rate increase (23 cities saw room rates increase in the 2015 report), showing uncertainty continuing to impact global markets. 23 cities saw a decrease in average room rates and six cities remained the same.

Interesting is that with Frankfurt a german City makes it into the Top20 being just slightly cheaper then Dubai in the average cost for a Hotel night.  Abu Dhabi is considerably cheaper at only 133€ average price.  Among the Top20 cities are a total of seven european ones.  Four are from the United States.

Ranking 2016Ranking 2015City NameRates in €
4043ABU DHABI133
Source:  LINK


Charme of an old Industrial Factory from the inside

IMG 1270


  • Canon EOS 750D
  • Canon EFS 10-18mm
  • shot at 10mm
  • 1/30 Sec @ f/5,0
  • ISO125

See full quality picture at 500px

Reviewed: BlackBerry Hardshell for the BlackBerry DTEK50

If all you want is simple, straightforward protection, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is right up your alley. It is slim, sleek, and comes in basic black; no tough choices to make, no bells and whistles to take away from the look of the DTEK50.

It provides some extra corner protection (and you know it’s usually the corners that suffer the most if you drop a phone) without looking bulky. You’ll also gain some grip to help prevent those drops in the first place. More shell-style cases are bound to appear for the DTEK50 in the near future, but it’ll be hard to beat the minimalist style already aced by BlackBerry.

For €15, the DTEK50 Hard Shell is a no-brainer purchase.

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