@Thisfunktional Talks with Danika Yarosh JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Danika Yarosh talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.”

Yarosh talks about studying the way Tom Cruise played Jack Reacher since they are so similar and about how she wasn’t expecting her character to turn out the way she did. She also calls out the fact that @Thisfunktional does not laugh at a joke she makes.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
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COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION “BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

 

COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION

“BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

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With the intent of offering content that celebrates Black History year-round, Comcast launched a new permanent collection in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination of Xfinity on Demand called “Black History Always On”.

This collection includes more than 100 titles of content including historical documentaries, biographical films, Comcast’s original Voices of the Civil Rights Movement profiles, specials from networks like Smithsonian Channel and more. It will serve as the permanent place on the Xfinity on Demand platform to learn about the achievements of African-American people year round.

In fact, a recent study by Nielsen DBS showed that over 60% of black millennials agree that it feels really good to see stars in media who share their ethnic background. That’s one of the reasons that this month the Black Film & TV destination includes a section called ‘Black Women Behind the Scenes,’ which puts a spotlight on women directors, producers, writers, costume designers, and even stunt doubles. Included in this section are intimate one-on-one conversations with talented women like Gina Prince Bythewood, Susan Fales Hill, Effie Brown, Kay Oyegun, LaFaye Baker, Quinta Brunson and Franchesca Ramsey to name a few. There are also a few men like Prentice Penny, David E. Talbert, Malcom D. Lee and Reggie Rock Bythewood weighing in. Comcast’s network partners also participated by capturing conversations with their women behind the camera including Tasha Smith and D’Angela Proctor for TV One, Zola Mashariki and Connie Orlando for BET, Terri J. Vaughn for Aspire and Lucy Chodota for The Africa Channel, to name a few.

Lastly, Comcast believes in independent black filmmaking. The company has officially announced a partnership with American Black Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival to launch a special collection through our Streampix on demand service, which is licensing short and feature length films and webisodes from alumni filmmakers who screened their works at past festivals. With these new partnerships, Comcast is using the Xfinity on Demand platform to invest in the black filmmaking community and showcase its work to an even broader audience.

Comcast is proud to create and launch a collection of content and stories that parents can sit down with their kids and watch together, not just in February but whenever they choose, because for Xfinity, Black History is Always On.

Users can find all of this content in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination, on X1 on demand, by selecting the On Demand menu and scrolling right or by saying “Black Film & TV” into the X1 Voice Remote.

So what are you waiting for? Happy watching! #BlackHistoryAlwaysOn #XfinityBH

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5 tips for your visit to The Great Wall in celebration of the upcoming film from Universal Pictures #THEGREATWALL

5 tips for your visit to The Great Wall

  
 
Matt Damon is back on the big screen and this time he’s bringing with him the popular Chilean-born actor Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos) in Universal Pictures’ upcoming film The Great Wall. Prepare for an adventure that tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.
 
In celebration of this release on February 17 we are counting down 5 important tips to make your trip to The Great wall, one of the most recognizable symbols of China, even more memorable. Here you go:
 

  1. Make sure you pick the right season as Winter and Summer have extreme temperature conditions.
     

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  3. Plan your trip ahead of time! Make sure to research hotels and different options for lodging. Make a plan on the different areas of the wall you plan to visit. Lastly, plan and check for transportation to The Great Wall; remember the wall is huge and over 13,170 miles long.
     

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  7. Plan to take a hiking trip to soak up the scenery.
     

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  9. Visit the Mutianyu section of The Great Wall. This area is one of the most popular sections of the wall but also less crowded making it one of the best options to visit with breathtaking scenery.
     
     

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    Facebook.com/TheGreatWallMovie
    Twitter.com/TheGreatWall
    Instagram.com/TheGreatWallMovie

    #TheGreatWall

     
     
    Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.  The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.  The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

    The film will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on February 17.

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@Thisfunktional Talks with Jason Douglas JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Jason Douglas talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.”

Douglas plays Sheriff. He talked about the direction this movie took the story of Jack Reacher.

Along with talking about the movie Douglas talked about the Jack Reacher Escape Room at Escape Hotel in Hollywood.

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD now.

Find out more about Escape Hotel at escapehotelhollywood.com.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
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‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Screening Giveaway

On the surface, the young and beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza) seems to have everything- a great job as an OB-GYN; a great house in LA; and a big fun-loving Mexican family. But, the one thing Clara doesn’t have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her boyfriend for the weekend festivities – only to be caught by surprise when her ex-boyfriend (and family favorite) suddenly shows up after disappearing from her life completely. Torn, Clara must decide between going back to the past or open her heart to new and unexpected possibilities. In an adventure full of laughter, she learns that sometimes it takes the whole crazy family to help you find crazy love.

#EverybodyLovesSomebody
Monday, February 13
7:30PM

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NEW YORK – AMC Empire 25 – ELSIWMNYC
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LOS ANGELES – AMC Burbank 16 – ELSIWMLA
SAN JOSE – AMC Eastridge 15 – ELSIWMSF

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While supplies last. Once all allotted passes are redeemed, the code will no longer be valid. Supplies are limited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit up to two (2) passes per person. Seating is first-come, first-serve basis. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

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#EverybodyLovesSomebody – In Theaters February 17
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ENTER TO WIN: #THEGREAT WALL – PRIZE PACK #GIVEAWAY

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Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (HeroHouse of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s THE GREAT WALL tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure.  The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China.  THE GREAT WALL also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.  

The film will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures.

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Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway…answer the following question below…

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MATT DAMON FILM, AND WHY?

Send your ANSWER(S), FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

In the subject line – THE GREAT WALL Prize Pack Giveaway

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This promotion will end February 16 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. and Canada residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.

 

Genre:  3D Action-Thriller  
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Hanyu Zhang, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Kenny Lin, Junkai Wang, Zheng Kai, Cheney Chen, Xuan Huang and Andy Lau
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Story by:  Max Brooks and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz
Screenplay by:  Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy
Produced by:   Thomas Tull, Charles Roven, Jon Jashni, Peter Loehr
Executive ProducersJillian Share, Alex Gartner, La Peikang, Zhang Zhao, E. Bennett Walsh
Co-Producers:  Eric Hedayat, Er Young, Alex Hedlund

 

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#TV: A Glimpse Into #HUNTED on CBS

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If you had to go on the run, off the grid, could you? That’s precisely the premise of CBS’ the HUNTED. Now heading into its 3rd episode, HUNTED, a riveting new competition series that follows everyday people as they try to evade capture from elite team of investigators. HUNTED brings viewers into both sides of the hunt revealing what tactics and tools it takes to go on the run and a look into what intelligence the investigators have to capture the fugitives.

HUNTED features nine teams of two on the run for 28 days and an elite team of law enforcement professionals hot on their trail competing for $250,000. Within the team of law enforcement professionals is Detective Sgt. Roxanne Lopez who has 20 years of experience and former Army Ranger and Staff Sergeant Jonathan Gomez.

Meet the Fugitives from HUNTED:

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Meet the Hunters from HUNTED:

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And here are the Command Center Investigators from HUNTED:

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You can catch HUNTED Wednesdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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@Thisfunktional Talks with Hector Bonilla, Benny Ibarra UN PADRE NO TAN PADRE (Spanish)

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actors Hector Bonilla and Benny Ibarra discuss playing father and son in “Un Padre No Tan Padre” with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com.

Bonilla talks about playing his role and about the three generations in the movie.

Ibarra talks about fathers like the one Bonilla plays and the universal themes of the movie.

UN PADRE NO TAN PADRE
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@Thisfunktional Talks with Jacqueline Bracamontes UN PADRE NO TAN PADRE (Spanish)

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress Jacqueline Bracamontes discusses her role as as Alma with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com.

Bracamontes talks about the excitement she had when she read the script, the way the story impacted her life and who she knew that is like Señor Servando.

With a story that has many universal themes there is something for everyone and it still it is relevant.

Checkout more interviews on youtube.com/thisfunktional.

UN PADRE NO TAN PADRE
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@Thisfunktional #Contest: #FIFTYSHADESDARKER Prize Pack

 

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Thisfunktional is looking forward to “Fifty Shades Darker” and helping readers gear up with a prize pack giveaway for “Fifty Shades Darker.”

A total of two winners will each get their own “Fifty Shades Darker” prize pack.

Items included in the prize pack are:

  • (1) FIFTY SHADES DARKER Vanity Bag
  • (1) FIFTY SHADES DARKER Candle
  • (1) FIFTY SHADES DARKER Mirror
  • (1) FIFTY SHADES DARKER Lip Balm
  • (1) FIFTY SHADES DARKER T-shirt

How to win (Do all for best chance of winning):

  1. Go to Thisfunktional.com and on the bottom of the page sign up for the newsletter by entering your email address, and confirming the email used.
  2. Enter on twitter by showing your excitement for the movie by tweeting @Thisfunktional and using #Thisfunktional and #FiftyShadesDarker. (Must be following @Thisfunktional on Social Media to be able to win.)
  3. Follow @Thisfunktional on instagram and share and tag two friends on a post about this contest. (Easiest way would be to share would be to screenshot this post.)
  4. Like ThisfunktionalLA Facebook Page.

Disclaimer: 2 winners will be chosen. Contest runs to Feb. 5, 2017 at midnight PST. Winners will be notified on Feb. 5, 2017 by midnight PST with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by ThinkLatino.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Darker,” the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon.

Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance.

As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series.  The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.

More on the film:
FIFTY SHADES DARKER
In Theaters Feb. 10
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