ALL EPISODES OF CHESPIRITO AVAILABLE DURING FESTIVAL INFANTILE | #xfinity #tv

ALL EPISODES OF CHESPIRITO AVAILABLE DURING FESTIVAL INFANTIL

In time for summer break, the third annual edition of Festival Infantil just kicked off and it includes all the episodes of the family-favorite Chespirito and also of El Chavo Animado. Festival Infantil is a TV marathon where Xfinity TV users have an all-access pass to hundreds of hours of the best kids and family content and it runs till July 2. Popular shows and movies from networks such as Vme Kids, Univision, Kids Central, and Discovery Familia are also part of the marathon and they will be available through Xfinity On Demand and on-the-go through the Xfinity Stream TV app.

And what a better way to have kids practice their Spanish than to show them the most popular Latin-American comedy program from recent times. Check out this amazing video from Anima Estudios where they got together all the Chespirito characters played by Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the show’s creator, and present them in the best style of El Chavo Animado:

During Festival Infantil, you and your family can also enjoy:

  • Hundreds of hours of free movies and shows in Spanish including the family-favorite films Open Season, Stuart Little and Next Karate Kid from Cine Sony; Discovery Familia’s DOKI and Luna; Kids Central’s Fishtronaut, Franny’s Feet, and Dragon; Sprout’s Ruff-Ruff Tweet & Dave, Nina’s World and Terrific Trucks; and Vme Kid’s new show Louie plus favorites such as Tayo, Dougie se Disfraza, El Mundo de Rosie, and many more!
  • Premieres of two original Baby First en Español feature films, Harry y Su Gran Aventura en el Circo & Harry y Su Gran Conteo de Cumpleaños on the XLEC.

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Also available during Festival Infantil (and throughout the entire year) is Xfinity’s Kids Zone, a destination provides a safe space for children to watch TV independently while parents can get peace of mind knowing the content has been deemed age-appropriate. The Kids Zone feature, a truly bicultural experience that is available in customers’ language of choice, also provides parents exclusive access to Common Sense Media’s age-based ratings and reviews in Spanish, directly on the TV.

For more information on Xfinity Festival Infantil, please visit: http://my.xfinity.com/ or join the conversation on https://facebook.com/XfinityLatino/ and on Twitter by using #FestivalInfantil and following @XFINITYLATINO.

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TV Series Review: FRONTIER | #frontier #netflix

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SYNOPSIS: Follows Declan Harp, a part-Irish, part-Native American outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson’s Bay Company’s monopoly on the fur trade in Canada. 

Ok, so the big bro (Mike “the Movie Guy”) gave me some homework a few weeks ago to check out a show called Taboo, starring Tom Hardy. I did, and I loved it (in fact, I should probably do a review for that one too!). After watching the first season of FRONTIER, I get a ton of Taboo vibes.

We all know that Jason Momoa plays the aggressive macho dude role really well (if you haven’t seen him on Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo, do yourself a favor and fix that!), but it kinda sucks that he’s typecasted into these roles. He’ll also be stepping into the water shoes of Aquaman, set to be released in 2018. With that being said, he plays the lead role of Declan Harp really well on FRONTIER. He’s determined to make heads roll, but still conjures up some sympathy from the viewers, which is what I like in a show.

The supporting cast is also great and full of lovely accents! You get some Native American, some Scottish and some of my own peeps, the Irish! There is a ton of cursing, some suggestive language, drinking and debauchery for those of you (like me) who enjoy a good F-bomb lol.

In comparison to Taboo, the quality is a little lacking. The throat-slitting happens way too easily, the stabbings barely produce any blood and sometimes the scenes in the tavern actually sound like a soundstage, but the show is still a great watch. I went into it with Taboo as a comparison, so if you haven’t seen Taboo, you might actually really like this one. I’ve seen both and enjoyed them regardless of production quality. With the first season being only 6 episodes, I’d say check it out. See what you think!

The show originally aired on Discovery Canada, but you can catch the first season on Netflix now. According to IndieWire, the show has already been renewed for a second season, so keep your eyes open for that as well.

Check out the trailer below, and then watch the darn show! Let me know what you think!

 

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@Thisfunktional Attends Universal Studios Hollywood Media Preview for #WizardingWorldHollywood’s NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE

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Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

After a day of going on as many rides at Universal Studios Hollywood, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” illuminated the side of the castle making it more magical than it already is.

The light show which pays tribute to the four houses – Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor.

For this preview of the light show, the streets of Hogwarts, leading up to the castle which is where the main Wizarding World of Harry Potter ride “HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY.”

The more family-friendly ride “FLIGHT OF THE HIPPOGRIFF” outside the castle and the shops of Hogsmeade are a great place to hangout while waiting for the nighttime lights.

While at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, try the Butterbeer (Non-alcoholic). The drink is sweet and tangy with a little fizz, highly recommend trying it regular and frozen.

Joining Thisfunktional for the Nighttime Lights was Danielle Delgado, from LifeLoveAndPopCulture.com, checkout what she said on Instagram:

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The nighttime lights are a great way to end a fun day of rides and attractions at the entertainment capital of LA, Universal Studios Hollywood.

Here are some photos from the light show, but it is much better in person:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter begins the “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” for the public in attendance at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 23.

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HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER on Digital HD 8/1 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD 8/15

AGE IS A NUMBER, SEXY IS FOREVER

The Hilarious Comedy Starring Eugenio Derbez, Academy Award® Nominee Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell, Arrives on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-rayCombo Pack & DVD August 15 from Lionsgate

3D_RGB_HowToBeLatinLover_BDOCrdSANTA MONICA, CA (June 20, 2017) – Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included) and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (Best Actress, Frida, 2002) lead an all-star cast in How to Be a Latin Lover, arriving on Digital HD August 1 and Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand August 15 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by Pantelion, How to Be a Latin Lover is a laugh-out-loud comedy about an aging “ladies’ man” who is thrust back into real life after years of being pampered, and onto the doorstep of his estranged sister and nephew. Directed by comedy veteran Ken Marino (“Childrens Hospital,” “Party Down”) and written by Jon Zack (The Perfect Score) & Chris Spain, the film features a standout ensemble cast, including Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”), Kristen Bell (Frozen), Raquel Welch (Legally Blonde), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) and Raphael Alejandro (“Once Upon a Time”).

When aging Latin lover Maximo (Derbez) is suddenly dumped by the older woman he married for money, he moves in with his estranged sister Sara (Hayek) and her 10-year-old son, Hugo (Alejandro). Determined to return to the lap of luxury, Maximo uses Hugo to meet a rich widow—and learns that love and trust must be earned.

The home entertainment release of How to Be a Latin Lover features exclusive bonus content, including over 30 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with director Ken Marino, producer Ben Odell and editor John Daigle. How to Be a Latin Lover will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY / DVD /DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • “Show Me Your Sexy! Learning How to Be a Latin Lover” Featurette
  • “A Little Help from My Friends” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ken Marino, Producer Ben Odell and Editor John Daigle

 

 

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FRANCESCA UK DVD RELEASE – JULY 3RD 2017 | #horrorfilm

b15a7362-2eba-406a-b897-f86be8a515d1 2ABSOLUTE GIALLO “FRANCESCA” GETS UK RELEASE

Jinga Films and Matchbox Films are pleased to announce the UK release of Nicolas Onetti’s giallo homage FRANCESCA which will be released on Bluray, DVD and VOD from July 3rd 2017.

A psychopath stalks the city cleaning it of “impure and damned souls”. Moretti and Succo are the detectives tasked with resolving these “Dantesque” crimes. The secret is eventually revealed by Francesca, a little girl who was abducted 15 years ago, but has now reappeared.

Like Barberian Sound Studio, Amer and The Strange Colour Of Your Bodies Tears, FRANCESCA is an authentic and stylish celebration of the Italian giallo crime thrillers of the 60’s and 70’s made popular by Mario Bava and Dario Argento.

FRANCESCA received its World premiere at Cannes where it screened in Blood Windows and has since become a genre festival favourite with screenings at FrightFest, Sitges, Fantasporto, Fantaspoa and Morbido.


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“The spirit of Giallo is very much alive and kicking in Luciano Onetti’s loving homage to the classic Italian sub genre” 

– Ben Robins, The National Student

 

“Impressive, creative, nostalgic. Onetti’s recreation of Giallo resurrects 1970’s Italian Horror” 

– Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News

 

“Absolute giallo…a truly spectacular blend of sleazy saturation, pop art excess and dark desires”

– Matthew Hammond, Movie Ramblings

 

“Surreal, seductive and violent, a stunning recreation of 70’s giallo” 

– Steve Wright, Britflicks

 

“A masterclass for nostalgia-seeking Giallo fans. You can’t help but wish this was the kind of film Argento was still making”

– Becky Roberts, Horror Talk

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It’s Official! I’m a Rep for PURAVIDA! | #puravida #puravidabracelets

 

What’s up, everyone?! I am so stoked about this post, I can’t even control it haha!

I got the news today that I’m officially a rep for PURAVIDA! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to stack bracelets on bracelets on bracelets, so giving others the chance to do the same makes me a very happy woman lol.

You can check out their full bio over at puravidabracelets.com, and also start to make your fabulous purchases. But first, I wanted to share a little bit of insight into why I’m so excited about this. “Pura Vida” is Spanish for “pure life” – something we should all be striving for, am I right? Each bracelet is handcrafted and helps to provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica.

So, as a lover of art, and as a supporter of hard work and creativity, join me in supporting these artists and all local artists who pour their hearts out to make trendy things for us to wear and share! Check out puravidabracelets.com to order their limited edition 4th of July bracelets:

 

Feel free to tag me @thisiskristin_ in your pics on Insta and @thisiskristin_ on Twitter!

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Movie Review by Kristin: BEFORE I FALL | #moviereview #movies #beforeifall

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What’s up, my fellow movie lovers?! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

We celebrated my niece’s birthday at the beach this weekend, so her and I were nursing extremely sunburnt skin and decided to stay in bed and watch a movie. She decided to use some of her birthday money to buy BEFORE I FALL, so that was her movie of choice!

Let me start out by saying that back when this movie was in the theater, I thought the trailer looked great. My niece (who just turned 13) saw it with her friend when it was first released and told me she didn’t like it. After watching it with me again this weekend, her opinion has changed. I think the message behind the movie went over her head a bit the first time, so I’m glad she gave it another chance.

With that being said, I actually liked it. It had a Premonition vibe to it, if any of you have seen that 2007 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon. BEFORE I FALL was more relatable to teenagers though.

The story follows four friends as they navigate their way through high school. As the four friends leave a party one night, they get into a car accident causing Sam (Zoey Deutch) to relive the same day repeatedly for the remainder of the movie. This concept might sound annoying, but Sam tries to figure out what could be done differently to alter the outcome of that one night. So while the day always starts out the same, Sam takes different steps to try and fix what was broken.

It’s interesting, to say the least. I’m sure many of us have a day where we wish we’d done things differently, or treated someone better, or didn’t trust someone that shouldn’t have been trusted. I know I have! This movie explores that idea and ties it in with teenage bullying, and the unnecessary need for teens to feel accepted and popular among their friends and peers.

I also enjoyed the casting for this movie! Zoey Deutch is fabulous as the main character, Sam. The supporting cast was diverse and equally great. These are your typical high school teenagers who think it’s funny to make jokes about the less popular oddballs. The difference here, however, is that viewers can sympathize with them a bit because of the little bit of backstory we get on them.

The message here is simple: Yes, we might have difficult moments in our lives that we want to ignore, push to the side, or even push off on someone else, but bullying is not the answer. It also makes you think about how you would live your own life if you knew you only had one day left to do it. The things we take for granted are often the things we should value the most. So I think this film really pushes that discussion of how actions can affect others and, subsequently, ourselves.

BEFORE I FALL is available on DVD/Blu-ray now. Check it out and let me know what you think!

 

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MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS | Official Poster Debut

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The Orchard has released the official poster for Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators! Featuring a narrow escape from the Nazis on makeshift bicycles, Monkey Business explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books.

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators will be available on demand and digital August 15, 2017!

 

 

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Documentary
Release: August 15, 2017
Directed by: Ema Ryan Yamazaki
Animation by: Jacob Kafka
Narrated by: Sam Waterston
Produced by: Ema Ryan Yamazaki, Emily Harrold
Executive Produced by: Marc Levin, Eric Nyari, Paul Davidson, Danielle DiGiacomo, Brad Navin

SYNOPSIS
Curious George is the most popular monkey in the world. Since his introduction in the first publication in 1941, the beloved series has sold over 75 million books in more than 25 languages. MONKEY BUSINESS explores the lesser-known tale of George’s creators, Hans and Margret Rey. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, the Reys first met when Hans was dating Margret’s older sister. Years later, having heard that Hans was wasting his artistic talents as a bookkeeper in Rio, Margret traveled to Brazil to persuade him to marry her and do something creative together. After their four-week honeymoon to Paris turned into a four-year residency, they accidentally became children’s book authors when a publisher suggested they create a book out of a cartoon Hans had drawn. Being German Jews, however, their life in Paris abruptly came to an end in June 1940 when the Reys were forced to escape from the Nazis by riding makeshift bicycles-a manuscript of the first Curious George book was one of the few possessions they could smuggle out with them. Arriving in New York as refugees, they started their life anew and over the next three decades they created a classic that continues to touch the hearts and minds of children around the world.

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Movie Review by Kristin: CHEF | #chefthefilm @chefthefilm

IMG_9049First off, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there (and to all the single moms playing both roles)!

As some of you may know, my dad passed away 2 years ago, so we celebrate my brother on Father’s Day, who is a father to my wonderful, sometimes annoying, niece. As part of his gift, I finally sat down to watch a movie and CHEF was his choice.

I have to say I’m glad he chose this one. Sadly, I’d never heard of this film, but I thought it was fantastic! It really exemplifies how someone can take a situation that is no longer making them happy, and turn things around for the better.

The movie follows celebrity chef, Carl Casper, as he runs the kitchen at an LA restaurant owned by Riva (Dustin Hoffman). Riva wants Carl to stick to his usual menu, but when a popular food critic arrives at the restaurant Carl and his team want to switch things up to make their menu more creative. This idea doesn’t sit well with Riva, and their plan is shut down. The critic, Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) destroys Carl’s cooking and the horrible review goes viral.

Carl gets schooled by his 10-year-old son, Percy (Emjay Anthony), on how Twitter and social media works. With little to no knowledge of social media, Carl engages Ramsey in a Twitter feud that eventually results in Carl leaving Riva’s restaurant.

At the suggestion of his ex-wife, Inez (Sofia Vergara), Carl flies with her and Percy to Miami, where his love for cooking first began. He meets with Inez’s other ex-husband, Marvin (Robert Downey, Jr.), and buys a food truck in order to get back to making the type of food that makes him happy.

With the help of his old sous chef and friend, Martin (John Leguizamo), and Percy, Carl sets off on a cross-country trip in the food truck. Percy’s use of technology turns the new food truck into a sought-after establishment.

In my opinion, this movie has great storylines that intertwine to give viewers the motivation to find what truly makes them happy. Carl takes an incident that hurts his career and stifles his creativity, and turns it around into something that positively impacts all aspects of his life. It sends the message that things aren’t always easy, but with hard work, dedication, and a dash of positive, creative energy, true happiness is absolutely possibly.

The film also features a ton of Hispanic flavor that really showcases the atmosphere here in Miami. An underlying moral of the story is: If you haven’t tried a TRUE Media Noche, do yourself a favor and TRY ONE!! Side note: Yuca Fries and Tostones should also be on your list of foods to try! What can I say…my Cuban peeps know what they’re doing! lol.

So check out the film on Netflix and, as always, let me know what you thought! You can thank me later for this little hidden gem!

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Official Trailer for Reese Witherspoon’s HOME AGAIN | In theaters Sept. 2017 | #homeagainmovie

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The OFFICIAL TRAILER for HOME AGAIN has arrived!

HOME AGAIN stars Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies,” Wild, Walk The Line, Sweet Home Alabama) as Alice Kinney in a modern romantic comedy. Recently separated from her husband, (Michael Sheen), Alice decides to start over by moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles with her two young daughters. During a night out on her 40th birthday, Alice meets three aspiring filmmakers who happen to be in need of a place to live. Alice agrees to let the guys stay in her guest house temporarily, but the arrangement ends up unfolding in unexpected ways. Alice’s unlikely new family and new romance comes to a crashing halt when her ex-husband shows up, suitcase in hand. HOME AGAIN is a story of love, friendship, and the families we create.  And one very big life lesson: Starting over is not for beginners.

 

In Theaters September 2017

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, and Lake Bell
Directed by: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Written By: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Produced By: Nancy Meyers and Erika Olde
Distributor: Open Road Films

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