Movie Review: TED 2

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Directed By: Seth MacFarlane
Produced By: Jason Clark, John Jacobs, Seth MacFarlane and Scott Stuber
Written By: Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice), Amanda Seyfried

Ted 2 picks up at Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn’s (Jessica Barth) wedding, which we quickly learn is taking place just six months after John (Mark Wahlberg) and Lori (Mila Kunis) were divorced.   The thunder buddies seem to be on opposite sides of the emotional spectrum, and then we’re distracted by an extremely dragged out musical sequence during the opening credits. The film then picks up one year later, where we see Ted and Tami-Lynn’s marriage seemingly falling apart. Ted is convinced the only way to rectify their marriage is to have a child. There’s just one small problem…Ted is not anatomically correct. After a failed attempt at collecting Tom Brady’s sperm, John volunteers to be the couple’s sperm donor. John and Ted begin to joke around in the donor room and John ends up covered in rejected sperm, thus ending their plan to have Tami-Lynn artificially inseminated.

This issue seems minimal when, after attempting to adopt a child, Ted discovers the state of Massachusetts believes he’s property rather than an actual person. The couple is unable to have their own child, unable to adopt, Ted is stripped of his job at the food store and their marriage is annulled. Facing defeat, John convinces him to fight back. They seek out a civil rights attorney and are introduced to a pot smoking Sam (Amanda Seyfried). The trio engages in research, re-enacting dances from The Breakfast Cluband smoking pot in the local library. Unwilling to lose, Sam turns to one of the top civil rights attorneys, Patrick Meighan (Morgan Freeman), who agrees to meet with them in his office in New York.

In New York, they meet with the Meighan, and he turns down their case. Clearly upset, Ted runs away from John and Sam and heads right for the New York Comic Con. He’s captured by Donny (Giovanni Ribisi), the creepy janitor, who has been co-conspiring with the head of Hasbro to mass produce Ted dolls. Wanting a Ted of his own, Donny duct tapes Ted to a table and is about to cut him open to see what makes him tick when John and Sam arrive and save him. Donny chases John, Sam and Ted through the awesomely nerdy Comic Con!

As with the first Ted film, there are the literal laughing out loud moments and there are the somber, almost corny moments. In typical Ted fashion, expect borderline inappropriate racist jokes and an abundant amount of F-bombs throughout. Despite some dragged out scenes, I’d say it was a decent sequel. Amanda Seyfriend was a nice addition, and the cameos by Tom Brady, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman were great! Mark Wahlberg is hilarious and it was also nice to see Johnny Drama as a security guard at Comic Con. If you enjoy crude humor and repeat offenses, Ted 2 might just be for you.

Ted 2 was released in theaters on June 26, 2015. Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think!

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FURIOUS 7: DVD & Blu-Ray Release 9/15

THE $1.5 BILLION WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE BLOCKBUSTER BRINGS THE FRANCHISE TO NEW GRAVITY-DEFYING HEIGHTS IN THE BIGGEST, MOST HEARTFELT & ACTION-PACKED RIDE YET!


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BLU-RAY & DVD AVAILABLE  SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

“The best Fast & Furious by far” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

SYNOPSIS

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast across the globe in their most gravity-defying and emotional adventure yet. Targeted by a cold-blooded black-ops assassin with a score to settle (Jason Statham), their only hope is to get behind the wheel again and secure an ingenious prototype tracking device. Facing their greatest threat yet in places as far away as Abu Dhabi and as familiar as the Los Angeles streets they call home, the crew must come together once again as a team, and as a family, to protect their own.

Universal City, California, June 23, 2015 – The unstoppable global franchise built on speed delivers its best, biggest and boldest film yet as Furious 7 blasts onto Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on September 15, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Grossing over $1.5 billion dollars worldwide at the box office, Furious 7 tears up the screen with more gravity-defying stunts, adrenaline-fueled fight scenes and pulse-pounding action than ever before. The Blu-ray features the all new extended edition with even more explosive thrills, along with the official music video of the chart-topping “See You Again” performed by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth and over 90 minutes of exclusive bonus features, making an indispensable addition to theFast franchise collection.

The entire Fast & Furious cast unites in purpose for an epic international adventure, hunted by a vengeful assassin from Abu Dhabi to London to Tokyo and the Dominican Republic as they try to retrieve a highly advanced piece of espionage technology, and rescue the gifted hacker who created it.  Furious 7 also bids a touching farewell to Paul Walker, an integral member of theFast family.

 

The film reunites franchise favorites Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black and introduces newcomers Jason Statham (The Expendables franchise, The Transporter), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), Tony Jaa (Ong-bak), Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Ronda Rousey (The Expendables 3) and Kurt Russell (Poseidon, Escape From New York).

 

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAYTM:

  1. Extended Edition
  2. Deleted Scenes
  3. The Cars of Furious: The car coordinator and his team join the cast and filmmakers for a closer look at the film’s spectacular cars.
  4. Flying Cars: People jump out of planes all the time, but not while sitting behind the wheel of a car. This entertaining featurette shows how the Furious 7 team pulled off this jaw-dropping sequence.
  5. Tower Jumps: A look at how one of the most exciting stunt sequences of the film, the Abu Dhabi tower jumps, became a reality.
  6. Inside the Fight: A combination of fight training footage and interviews takes viewers inside the fierce hand-to-hand fights.
  7. Talking Fast: Director James Wan and the cast of Furious 7 break down the movie’s most memorable moments and chat about how the Fast franchise has evolved over the years.
  8.  “See You Again” Official Music Video Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

 

BLU-RAYTM AND DVD BONUS FEATURES:

  1. Back to the Starting Line: Producer Neal Moritz, Chris Morgan and the cast join franchise newcomer director James Wan as they look back at how far the Franchise has come bring the latest installment to life.
  2. Race WarsFurious 7 brings the crew back to Race Wars, the iconic, fictional racing event from the very first film. Vin Diesel and a couple hundred friends are back for a full-throttle celebration of all things Fast with special guest-star Iggy Azalea, behind-the-scenes footage of the cars, the sweat and the girls.
  3. Snatch and Grab: A behind the scenes look at shooting one of the premier action sequences in the franchise’s history.
  4. Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride

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Enter to Win! ‘Max’ Guaranteed Seat Giveaway

Max

A precision-trained military dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatized by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Sent stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is saved when he is adopted by Kyle’s family. But Justin has issues of his own, including living up to his father’s expectations, and he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. However, Max may be Justin’s only chance to discover what really happened to his brother that day on the front, and with the help of Carmen, a tough-talking young teen who has a way with dogs, Justin begins to appreciate his canine companion.

Movie fans. Let me warn you. Before I go any further. IF you win passes from me…I am NOT responsible for the tears!! (lol) I’ve had a couple of people see this already and well…I hear you better bring some tissue. (lol)

So! I’ve got guaranteed seats available for the following cities:

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6/24/2015 – 7:00 PM – Chicago – Regal City North 14

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – Dallas – Studio Movie Grill Royal Lane 8

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – El Paso – Premiere Cinemas Bassett Place

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – Houston – AMC Studio 30

6/24/2015 – 7:00 PM – Los Angeles – AMC Burbank 16

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – Miami – Cobb Dolphin 19

6/24/2015 – 8:00 PM – Phoenix – AMC Arizona Center 24

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – Sacramento – Regal Natomas Marketplace

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – San Diego – AMC Plaza Bonita

6/24/2015 – 7:30 PM – San Jose – AMC Eastridge 15

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Here’s what you gotta do to enter my MAX giveaway…just answer the following question below…

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In the subject line – use: (WHAT CITY ARE YOU ENTERING FOR)/Max

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THIS PROMOTION WILL MONDAY, JUNE 22 AT 10AM/C. No one will be admitted late. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. Only a single entry per person. No purchase necessary. Only those over age 18 are eligible to participate and win. Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Entry does not guarantee movie passes. Please all rules on tickets.

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Enter to Win! ‘Ted 2’ Prize Pack Giveaway #LegalizeTed

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Genre: Live Action/CG-Animated Comedy
Cast: Mark Wahlberg
Director: Seth MacFarlane
Writers: Seth MacFarlane & Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild
Produced by: Scott Stuber, Seth MacFarlane, John Jacobs, Jason Clark
Executive Producers: Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild

In 2012, the world fell in love with a foul-mouthed teddy bear. This summer, Ted is coming… again. Universal Pictures presents Mark Wahlberg and Seth Macfarlane in Ted.  Make a date with your thunder buddy June 26th. Rated R. #LegalizeTed

Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, Universal and Media Rights Capital’s follow-up to the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.  Joined once again by star Mark Wahlberg and fellow Ted writers Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild, MacFarlane produces the live action/CG-animated comedy alongside Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber, as well as John Jacobs and Jason Clark.

Prize Pack consists of (2) ‘Ted 2’ T-shirts!

HOW TO ENTER: Answer the question below & you’ll be entered in the TED 2 contest!!

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ‘TED’ SCENE, AND WHY?

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In the subject line – use:  Ted 2 Prize Pack

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TWITTER.COM/WHATTEDSAID
INSTAGRAM.COM/WHATTEDSAW
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THIS PROMOTION WILL END TUESDAY, JUNE 23 AT 5PM. No one will be admitted late. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. Only a single entry per person. No purchase necessary. Only those over age 18 are eligible to participate and win. Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Entry does not guarantee movie passes. Please all rules on tickets.

Enter to Win! ‘Ted 2’ Screening Passes (HOUSTON)

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In 2012, the world fell in love with a foul-mouthed teddy bear. This summer, Ted is coming… again. Universal Pictures presents Mark Wahlberg and Seth Macfarlane in Ted. Make a date with your thunder buddy June 26th. Rated R. #LegalizeTed

Wasup movie fans! It’s been a little crazy here at the Mike Household but I’m all good now!! Thanks for wondering. (lol) So. Now that everything’s good to go – – it’s time to post the TED 2 screening giveaway for HOUSTON.

Here’s what you gotta do – – by answering the following question below – you will be entered in the TED 2 contest!!

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Send your ANSWER and FIRST & LAST NAME to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the subject line – use: Houston/Ted 2

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 AT 7:30PM

Edwards Marq*E Theater

7600 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX 77024

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THIS PROMOTION WILL MONDAY, JUNE 22 AT 5PM. No one will be admitted late. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. Only a single entry per person. No purchase necessary. Only those over age 18 are eligible to participate and win. Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Entry does not guarantee movie passes. Please all rules on tickets.

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TED 2 – In theaters June 26

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TWITTER.COM/WHATTEDSAID

INSTAGRAM.COM/WHATTEDSAW

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Game of Thrones – “Mother’s Mercy” – On Air Review

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Join Variety Radio Online hosts Mike, Kristin, Brancey, Kristina and Raven as they discuss the Sunday night’s season finale of GAME OF THRONES. In tonight’s show they’ll discuss the highs and lows of “Mother’s Mercy” that aired on Sunday, June 14th on HBO.

It was a great season and can’t wait wait for season 6!

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Game of Thrones – “Mother’s Mercy” – On Air Review

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Orange Is the New Black – “Mother’s Day” – On Air Review #OITNB

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Hey everyone!

Join hosts Kristin (@kristin0409) and Keisha (@keelime_) as they discuss the latest episode of Orange Is the New Black on Sundays at 2 pm EST.

Mother’s Day:

Caputo’s kinder, gentler new regime includes organizing a Mother’s Day fair for the inmates that brings up a LOT of mixed feelings about family.

Follow the link for our review (& please excuse the slight echo…we were having some technical difficulties):

Orange Is the New Black – “Mother’s Day” – On Air Review

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