M. Night Shyamalan – SPLIT – In theaters January 20, 2017

SPT_Tsr1Sheet_RGB_0720_3Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth SenseUnbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.  Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.  

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted
psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others.  Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015.  Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider. www.splitmovie.com

Genre Thriller  
Cast James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced byM. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock
Executive Producers:  Ashwin Rajan, Steven Schneider


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Teen Wolf | Season 6 Trailer from #SDCC [Podcast Review]

Hey everyone!

I got together with my niece, Briana, to talk about the Teen Wolf | Season 6 Trailer that was released this weekend at San Diego Comic Con. She’s a HUGE fan of the show, and actually got me to binge watch it recently, so it was only right to get her reaction to the trailer along with the news that this will be Teen Wolf’s final season.

Tune in sometime in November to catch the premiere of Season 6 on MTV!


Here is the trailer that was released this weekend at SDCC:

The Vampire Diaries to end after upcoming 8th Season!

Yes, it’s true. It was announced on Saturday, July 23 at San Diego Comic Con that The Vampire Diaries will end after the upcoming 8th season.

With a beautiful tribute video to the fans serving as the show’s goodbye, fans were left to reflect on the memories this show has given so many of us. Admittedly, I didn’t watch the show from the very first airing, but I binge watched it on Netflix and was immediately hooked! My mother, my niece, her mother and I would have TVD nights to watch the show together. I even went up to Orlando with my good friend Keisha to a TVD Convention where I met a lot of other fans that became friends! Four conventions later, I can honestly say that this cast is so incredibly humble and extremely appreciative of their fans even after all these years.

To be completely honest, this show opened the door for me to start recapping shows for Variety Radio Online and now my own site, According to Kristin. While I won’t sit here and say that I sobbed after hearing the news, I will say that this show has changed a lot of things for me and for that I’m forever grateful.

Keisha and I will be recapping the 8th season each week over on our AudioBoom channel (The Chatterbox with Keisha and Kristin), so definitely check that out and like our page!


@Thisfunktional Attends LIGHTS OUT Press Day

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, attends the “Lights Out” press day.

Listen to roundtable discussions with screenplay writerEric Heisserer, producer Lawrence Grey, Director David F. Sandberg, actress and Sandberg’s wife Lotta Listen, actors Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello and Alexander DiPersia.

“Lights Out” opens in theaters July 22.

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The Walking Dead: Season 7 #SDCC 2016 Trailer [Podcast Review]


Hey guys!

Mike, of iwatchmike.com, and I got together to watch the Season 7 trailer of The Walking Dead! The trailer was shown at San Diego Comic-Con, where our girl Brancey is doing press for Variety Radio Online! Mike and I watched the trailer together and recorded our reactions for you all.

What did you think of the trailer? Who do you think will be on the wrong end of Negan’s bat?? What about that bad ass tiger?? Ahhhh…so many thoughts in our heads!

Let us know what you think!

The Walking Dead’s Season 7 premiere airs Sunday, October 23 at 9pm EST on AMC.


@Thisfunktional talks with Maria Ann Russell from LIGHTS OUT

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Maria Ann Russell, who plays Officer Gomez in “Lights Out,” Talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about her role.

Russell talks about playing Officer Gomez, horror as her favorite genre and the return of the Latina Christmas Special in 2016.

Russell has been part of theater productions, tv, movies and is a dancer. Find Maria Ann Russell on her Actors Access ProfileIMDB ProfileInstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube Channel.

“Lights Out” opens in theaters July 22.

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The Olympics is a celebration of competition, passion and nationalism that unites nations like no other organized event in the world. For 17 days we will closely watch athletes demonstrate hard work and commitment by overcoming their toughest obstacles in order to earn one of the highest honors in their sport. These athletes include many Latinas that have already become an inspiration to both men and women around the world; from 16 year old Puerto Rican-American gymnast Laurie Hernandez to Colombian BMX cyclist Mariana Pajón, many Latinas are sure to make a mark in sports history this summer. 

You can follow every minute of their journeys through Comcast’s Xfinity. The company has created the ultimate Olympics experience on the X1 platform – Front Row to Rio – where you can easily search, discover and access more than 6,000 hours of live, on demand, and online streaming content, and do so with just the sound of your voice in the language of your choice using the X1 voice remote. As part of the experience, Xfinity will provide a personalized dashboard that gives you the ability to favorite nations, teams and athletes and check out “Must See Moments” when the competition gets fierce. With Xfinity, you won’t have to miss a second of the top Latinas competing in this year’s Games.

Here’s a list of the top 4 Latina athletes to follow during the Olympic Games:

Laurie Hernandez: Team U.S.A’s Overnight Sensation (U.S.A, Gymnastics) Laurie Hernandez, the first U.S.-born Hispanic and youngest member of the “Fierce Five” U.S. gymnastics team, was unknown by casual fans until her breakout performance six months ago in the national championships. This star’s electrifying performances on the floor and the highest beam score during the U.S. trials earned her a spot on the team that is favored to win. To make sure you catch each moment of this up-and-coming star’s performances, Xfinity will provide “Must See Moments” notifications in real-time for marquee Olympic events like gymnastics that you won’t want to miss.

Credit: Instagram – @lauriehernandez_

Mariana Pajón: BMX Champ Prepares to Rule Again in Rio (Colombia, BMX) Mariana Pajón is arguably the best female BMX cyclist in the world and earned Colombia its second gold medal in history during the 2012 Olympic games in London. Pajón showed the world that women have what it takes to compete in an extreme sport that is dominated by men. She’s a superstar in her home country and part of a new generation of athletes that have put Colombia as a legitimate contender in a variety of sports. You can keep up with her and the rest of her Olympic team by adding Colombia on your ‘Favorites’ section.  

Credit: Instagram – @marianapajon

Idalys Ortiz: Unstoppable Cuban Judoka (Cuba, Judo) After beginning her judo training at 10 years old, Idalys Ortiz earned a spot on the Cuban national team at the ripe age of 15. Now at 26, and with two world championships under her belt since winning the gold in London 2012, Ortiz will be no easy competition in the women’s heavyweight division in Rio. You can follow her journey through the Olympics by saying her name into the X1 Voice Remote or by simply saying the word “judo.”

Credit: Instagram – @boxeocubano

Las Leonas: Fierce Legends in the Making (Argentina, Field Hockey) – This Argentinian field hockey team has recently won its seventh world championship trophy, the most by any national team and have won over 20 official titles since the year 2000 when their breakthrough summer earned them the nickname “Las Leonas.” Their nickname came from having a reputation for being relentless even when a match appears to be lost so you can be sure they won’t stop until they’ve reached gold. Catch all the highlights of this determined field hockey team’s matches on the X1 Sports app and the NBC Sports app wherever you go. With these apps you’ll be able to catch live results and scores, real-time stats and highlights of each of their nail-biting games.

Credit: Twitter – @argfieldhockey


Whether you’re inspired by Laurie’s personality-filled dance routines or Idalys’ unstoppable takedown, Comcast’s X1 is your front row to catching every second of these action-packed competitions from day one.

Keep up with your favorite Latina athletes this summer with Xfinity and enjoy every moment of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Now You See Me 2 | Available on Digital HD 8/23 and on 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD 9/6 from Lionsgate

unnamed[1]The Four Horsemen are back for a second act to pull off their most impossible heist yet as they try to clear their names in Now You See Me 2, arriving on Digital HD August 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 6 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The star-studded follow-up to the multimillion-dollar box-office hit features Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games franchise), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) with Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

The Four Horsemen (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

The Now You See Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD release will include audio commentary by the director and three behind-the- scenes featurettes looking at the creation of the magic in the film, and discussions with the cast and crew about their work in developing and mastering the magic tricks seen in the film. The Blu-ray Disc of Now You See Me 2 will feature a Dolby Atmos ® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Now You See Me 2 DVD will include audio commentary with the director and one behind-the- scenes featurette. Now You See Me 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD for $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. Lionsgate will also be launching a Now You See Me hidden object game in partnership with SideKick VR, which will be available on mobile devices including mobile VR headsets from Samsung, Google and others.


  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu
  • “The Art of the Ensemble” Featurette
  • “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette
  • “Bringing Magic to Life” Featurette

*Subject to change


  •  Audio Commentary by Director Jon Chu
  •      “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette

*Subject to change

Now You See Me 2 | Disponible en Digital HD el 23 de agosto y en 4K Ultra HD TM Combo Pack, Blu-ray TM Combo Pack y DVD el 6 de septiembre de la mano de Lionsgate


unnamed[1]Los Cuatro Jinetes regresan con una segunda ronda de acción para protagonizar su atraco más difícil hasta la fecha, y tratar de restaurar su reputación en Now You See Me 2, que desembarca el 23 de agosto en Digital HD, y el 6 de septiembre en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD) y DVD (más Digital) de la mano de la marca Summit Entertainment, de Lionsgate. La segunda entrega de todo un multimillonario éxito de taquilla con un reparto estelar está protagonizada por Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (de la franquicia The Hunger Games), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (de la franquicia Harry Potter), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) con Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) y Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

Los Cuatro Jinetes (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) regresan en una extraordinaria aventura que eleva los límites del ilusionismo escénico a una dimensión superior que los llevará por todo el mundo. Un año después de burlar al FBI y de ganarse la adulación pública con sus espectáculos de magia al más puro estilo Robin Hood, los ilusionistas resurgen con una nueva actuación con la esperanza de exhibir las prácticas engañosas de un magnate de la tecnología. El hombre detrás de sus desapariciones no es otro que Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), un prodigio de la tecnología que amenaza a los Jinetes para que logren ejecutar su atraco más difícil. La única esperanza de los Jinetes será realizar un último truco, nunca antes realizado, con el fin de lavar su imagen y desenmascarar al cerebro de la trama.

El lanzamiento de Now You See Me 2 en Blu-ray Combo Pack y en Digital HD incluirá audiocomentarios del director y tres cortometrajes con imágenes detrás de las cámaras que mostrarán cómo se realizó la magia en la película. Ambos también incluirán las conversaciones entre el reparto y el equipo sobre el desarrollo y el perfeccionamiento de los trucos de magia que se ven en el largometraje. El disco Blu-ray de Now You See Me 2 viene con audio Dolby Atmos ® , que está específicamente mezclado para disfrutar del cine y del entretenimiento en el hogar, con sonidos que pueden ubicarse en cualquier punto de la sala, incluso en el techo. El DVD de Now You See Me 2 incluirá audiocomentarios con el director y un cortometraje con imágenes detrás de las cámaras. Now You See Me 2 estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray y DVD por $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente. Lionsgate también lanzará junto a SideKick VR Now You See Me, un juego de objetos perdidos que estará disponible en dispositivos móviles incluyendo auriculares de realidad virtual para Samsung, Google y otros.


  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon M. Chu
  • Cortometraje “The Art of the Ensemble”
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”
  • Cortometraje “Bringing Magic to Life”

*Sujeto a cambios


  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon Chu
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”

*Sujeto a cambios




Hey there!

I had the chance to sit down and check out Undrafted this weekend and I’m glad I did!

SYNOPSIS: When twelve ragtag teammates set out to play what should be a meaningless summer intramural baseball game, it ends up becoming the most important game of their lives. 

Did I enjoy it? Absolutely! The cast was great, and it honestly didn’t even feel like I was watching a movie. It felt like I was actually there watching these guys out on the field. Now, I’m a baseball fan so I’ve been looking forward to this movie for a while now. Throw in a cast like this and it was sure to be a feel good movie. Based on the true story of John Mazzello (a/k/a Mazetti in the film played by Aaron Tveit – Graceland, Grease Live) and how he was overlooked in the major league draft, this movie follows a motley crew of guys including Dells (Tyler Hoechlin – Teen Wolf, upcoming SuperGirl), Pat Murray (Joseph Mazzello – Jurassic Park, Radio Flyer), Barone (Chase Crawford – Gossip Girl) and Zapata (Manny Montana – Graceland) playing in a game not all seem to take seriously.

This is Mazzello’s directorial debut and while it’s clearly missing the big budget production of other movies, that’s part of what I liked about it! You really find yourself rooting for these guys despite their craziness!

Side note: I’m a big fan of Graceland, which was cancelled WAY too soon, so seeing Manny Montana and Aaron Tveit back on screen together again made me happy!

Check it out and let me know what you think! You can catch it in select theatres OR you can buy/rent it on iTunes now!


Production: Dead Fish Films, Parlay Pictures
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment
Cast: Aaron Tveit, Chace Crawford, Tyler Hoechlin, Joe Mazzello, Philip Winchester, Jay Hayden, Michael Fishman, Billy Gardell, Jim Belushi, Manny Montana, Ryan Pinkston, Duke Davis Roberts
Director/Screenwriter: Joe Mazzello
Producers: Eric Fischer, Brianna Lee Johnson, Joe Mazello
Executive Producers: Tony Romo, Chace Crawford
Director of Photography: Adrian Correia
Production Designer: Anthony Eikner
Editor: Sharon Rutter
Costume Designers: Christopher Lawrence, Sarah Evelyn Bram
Casting: Elizabeth Barnes, Corbin Bronson

The Chatterbox: Movies – What to Watch


Hey everyone! We had a chance to check out some movies recently, so we thought we’d fill you in on what we thought! Some were hits and some were unfortunately less superior than Sharknado. Yes, you read correctly! Tune in to find out which movies bombed at the theatre and which movies we’re looking forward to checking out!

What have you seen recently?

Thisfunktional Podcast – Movies – THE INFILTRATOR Press Day Audio

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Jesus, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, attends “The Infiltrator” press day with director Brad Furman, screen play writer Ellen Brown Furman, book writer and real life undercover agent Robert Mazur, actor Benjamin Bratt and Bryan Cranston.

The cast and crew discuss the importance of this real life story that is told, what it took to bring this story to the screen, some of the challenges and how this story is different from other drug cartel stories.

“The Infiltrator” opens in theaters July 15.

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The Chatterbox: Newest TV Binge [podcast]

Hey guys! Keisha and I recently got together to talk about the shows we’ve been binge watching lately and which shows we’re looking forward to checking out!
Let us know what you’re watching and any suggestions for shows you’d like to hear podcast reviews of!

The Chatterbox: Newest TV Binge! [podcast]

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Internet Essentials to Reach More Than 40 Percent of All HUD-Assisted Households Nationwide

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Today from Washington D.C., Julián Castro, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Comcast executives announced an important expansion of the Internet Essentials program. This program provides Internet access to low-income families and now, all public housing residents in the U.S. living in Comcast’s service areas will be eligible to apply for Internet Essentials; this includes Hispanic families, which make up 24% of the total number of families living under public housing.

Currently, 60% of the 2.4 million people that benefit from the Internet Essentials program are Hispanic, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million Latinos in the U.S.

Additional statistics that make this announcement relevant to the Hispanic community:

  • With this new Internet Essentials expansion, approximately 480,000 Hispanic families in the U.S. could benefit from the program.
  • Currently, only 65.9% of Hispanic homes have high-speed Internet access compared to 76.2% of their white counterparts. Furthermore, a recent study from the U.S. Census Bureau found that 79.7% of Hispanics have a computer at home but only 66.7% have Internet access. This places U.S. Hispanics below the global average of 74%.
  • Provided more than 47,000 subsidized computers at less than $150 each.
  • Distributed for free nearly 51 million Internet Essentials program materials.
  • Broadcast more than 8.3 million public service announcements, valued at more than $100 million.
  • Welcomed 5 million visitors to the Internet Essentials websites in English and Spanish and its Online Learning Center.
  • Fielded more than 3.9 million phone calls to our Internet Essentials call center.
  • Made Internet Essentials available in nearly 48,000 schools in more than 5,000 school districts, in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Partnered with 9,000 community-based organizations, government agencies, and federal, state, and local elected officials to spread the word.


“ConnectHome is opening doors of opportunity for our next generation of Americans,” said HUD Secretary, Julián Castro.  “Today’s announcement has the potential to transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids across the nation by giving them the tools to reach their full potential.  We’re grateful to Comcast for joining the ConnectHome initiative, which has extended its reach to more than 1.5 million children in one short year.”

“This announcement reaffirms Comcast’s determination to make a meaningful impact to close the digital divide for low-income families in this country,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast.  “This is the single largest expansion of the Internet Essentials program in its history, and we’re thrilled to be working with HUD to help connect even more families, including seniors, veterans, and adults without children, to the transformative power of having internet service at home.”

The top ten states and cities with the largest numbers of HUD-assisted households in Comcast’s service area include*:

Top 10 States Top 10 Cities
California 191,000 Chicago, IL 91,000
Illinois 175,000 Philadelphia, PA 35,000
Massachusetts 167,000 Miami, FL 31,000
Pennsylvania 164,000 Baltimore, MD 31,000
Florida 136,000 Houston, TX 31,000
Michigan 110,000 Washington, DC 30,000
New Jersey 105,000 Detroit, MI 25,000
Maryland 88,000 Atlanta, GA 24,000
Georgia 84,000 San Francisco, CA 22,000
Tennessee 80,000 Pittsburgh, PA 20,000

*These numbers are for all HUD-assisted homes of which approximately 35 percent have school-aged children and are, therefore, already eligible to apply for Internet Essentials. These numbers also include households covered by Comcast’s public housing pilot announced in March.


Between 2009 and 2014, broadband service providers spent over $422 billion on capital investments, and three in four American households now use broadband at home.  Despite this significant progress, one in four American households still don’t access the internet at home, particularly lower-income families with children.  According to the 2013 American Community Survey, less than 43 percent of individuals without a high school diploma or equivalent lack home internet access, but under this opportunity adults and young learners can get connected from the comfort of their own homes and take advantage of resources to get a GED credential, apply for and complete college, and acquire the necessary digital literacy skills to thrive in a highly competitive, global workforce.

ConnectHome strives to ensure students can access the same level of highspeed Internet at home that they have in their classrooms.  Today’s announcement furthers this vision, benefiting students of all ages.

This is the ninth time in five years Comcast has expanded eligibility for Internet Essentials. The policy change marks the first time, nationally, households without children eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program are officially able to apply for Internet Essentials. In 2011, the program was first offered to families with children eligible to receive a free school lunch from the National School Lunch Program.  It was expanded, in 2012, to children eligible for the reduced price school lunch program.  In 2013, Comcast expanded eligibility to include families with children in parochial, private, charter, and cyber schools, as well as students who are home schooled.  Last year, Comcast extended the program two more times, on a pilot basis, to low-income seniors and low-income community college students.  Earlier this year, another pilot program extended Internet Essentials to those living in public housing in Miami, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Seattle.  Finally, Comcast has expanded the number of schools where every student in the school will be deemed eligible for the program so long as a certain percentage of the kids in that school are NSLP eligible – from 70 percent, to 50 percent, and now to 40 percent.  As a result, Comcast estimates auto-enrollment now applies to about half of the 48,000 schools across its service area.

Internet Essentials Key Investments From August 2011 through December 2015, Internet Essentials has connected more than 600,000 low-income families, benefitting more than 2.4 million Americans, to the internet at home. Also since 2011, Comcast has invested more than $280 million in cash and in-kind support to help fund digital literacy training and education initiatives, reaching nearly 4.4 million people through national and local nonprofit community partners.


the-secret-life-of-pets-movie[1]Hey guys!

So I finally made it out to the movies last night to see ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and it was hilarious! Everything about it was great…the graphics, the storyline, the comedic aspect. It’s definitely a great movie to see with the family. My niece, who is 12, wanted to see The Purge instead but she actually really liked this one! If you’re a pet owner who wonders what your pet does when you leave the house, you’ll really get a kick out of this movie! Max (Louis C.K.) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) don’t like each other at first, but when they’re almost captured by Animal Control, they need the help of their neighborhood friends to help save them from the villain bunny, Snowball (Kevin Hart). The dialogue is hilarious in this movie from start to finish!

So head on out to the theater with the family and check it out! Let me know what you think!

SYNOPSIS: A terrier named Max’s quiet life is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Director: Yarrow Cheney and Chris Renaud
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Renaud, Steve Coogan

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ is NOW PLAYING in theaters and Real D 3-D


Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ Movie Review: Worry Dolls

On June 22 I posted a press release for the upcoming UK release of WORRY DOLLS.

Well guess what?! I got the chance to watch it…

from Jinga Films on Vimeo.

What did I think of WORRY DOLLS…

I liked it.

I thought it had a great start. (lol) It jumps right into action! In the first 10 minutes of the movie – SERIOUS blood and brains. Texas Chainsaw Massacre style. (lol) Loved it. I think that’s one of the main things I liked about the movie – – the special effects. They definitelys didn’t hold back – – for a movie that didn’t seem to have a huge budget – I thought they got the job done!

I enjoyed the serial killer.

I enjoyed the dolls.

I dug it all.

I give WORRY DOLLS… 3 1/2 out of 5 popcorns.


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

COMPADRES | Available on DVD, Digital HD & On Demand 9/6

DVD BOX ARTFrom Pantelion, the studio behind the record breaking Instructions Not Included, comes the outrageous, action-packed buddy cop comedy Compadres, arriving on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and On Demand September 6. The laugh-out-loud comedy stars Omar Chaparro, one of the biggest comedians in Mexico and hugely popular with Hispanic audiences in the US; Joey Morgan, Eric Roberts, and Kevin Pollak. Compadres will be available for suggested retail price of $19.98.

Two unlikely compadres make an unbeatable team in this action-comedy filled with high-octane thrills and outrageous laughs. Tough-as-nails Mexican cop Garza (Omar Chaparro) wants justice after a ruthless cartel kingpin frames him and kidnaps his girlfriend—but he’ll need the help of a 17-year-old American computer hacker named Vic (Joey Morgan). As cultures clash and an FBI agent (Eric Roberts) closes in, the relentless cop and the computer geek race to bring down the crime boss.

De Pantelion, el estudio detrás del éxito de taquilla Instructions Not Included, llega la escandalosa comedia policiaca plagada de acción Compadres, que desembarca en DVD (más Digital), en Digital HD y Bajo Demanda el 6 de septiembre. La desternillante comedia está protagonizada por Omar Chaparro, uno de los mejores humoristas de México que goza de gran popularidad entre el público hispano en Estados Unidos; la película cuenta también con la actuación de Joey Morgan, Eric Roberts y Kevin Pollac. Compadres estará disponible con un precio de venta para el consumidor de $19.98.

Dos compadres atípicos forman un equipo ganador en esta comedia de acción cargada de emociones de alto voltaje y risas escandalosas. Duro como las uñas, el policía mexicano Garza (Omar Chaparro) irá en pos de la justicia después de que un despiadado capo le tienda una trampa y secuestre a su novia – pero, para ello, necesitará la ayuda de un hacker estadounidense de 17 años llamado Vic (Joey Morgan). A pesar de las diferencias culturales entre ambos, el inquebrantable policía y el empollón informático se apresurarán para derrotar al líder criminal mientras un agente del FBI (Eric Roberts) les sigue la pista.



Omar Chaparro                       Pulling Strings, No Manches Frida
Joey Morgan                            Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Eric Roberts                             The Dark Knight, The Expendables, The Condemned 2
Kevin Pollak                            The Usual Suspects, TV’s “Mom”
Erick Elías                               TV’s “El Hotel De Los Secretos, ¿Que Culpa Tiene El Niño?
Aislinn Derbez                         A La Mala, The Vineyard
Héctor Jiménez                       Nacho Libre, Pastorela
Mauricio Barrientos              ¿Que Culpa Tiene El Niño?
Camila Sodi                             TV’s “Señorita Pólvara”
José Sefami                              Amores Perros, Pastorela

Special Appearances by

Joaquín Cosío                          Quantum of Solace, The Lone Ranger
Adrián Uribe                            Suave Patria, Por Ella Soy Eva
Espinoza Paz                           Girl in Progress
Irán Castillo                            Hasta Que Te Conocí, Que Te Perdone Dios


Year of Production: 2016
Title Copyright: Compadres © 2016 Draco Films S.A. de C.V. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2016 Pantelion, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R for Violence and Language
Genre: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Closed Captioned: English
Subtitles: English and Spanish
Feature Run Time: 112 Minutes
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
DVD Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby Digital with Intermittent Spanish

NARCOS: SEASON 1 | En Blu-Ray, Digital HD y DVD el 23 de Agosto


El Nominado al Premio de Oro® ,Wagner Moura, Interpreta a Pablo Escobar en esta Serie Aclamada por la Crítica que llega en Blu-ray y DVD el 23 de Agosto de la mano de Lionsgate


DE070BE9-BAE4-4CD0-A666-2ABA127F83CBSumérgete en el mundo del narcotraficante colombiano Pablo Escobar con la llegada de Narcos: Season 1 en Blu-rayTM (más Digital HD) y DVD (más Digital) el 23 de agosto de la mano de Lionsgate. Producida por Gaumont Television, Narcos: Season 1 está protagonizada por Wagner Moura (Elysium) en una actuación interpretando al legendario Escobar por la que fue nominado al Premio de Oro®. La serie sigue al protagonista mientras trata de esquivar a los dos agentes de la DEA que acabarán provocando la caída del famoso cartel de Medellín. En la serie también aparecen Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones” de HBO), Luis Guzmán (de la serie televisiva “Code Black”), Bruno Bichir (de la serie televisiva “The Bridge”) y Ana de la Reguera (de la serie televisiva “Jane The Virgin”).

Con actuaciones electrizantes y secuencias de acción cargadas de suspense cardíaco, esta serie nominada al Premio de Oro® muestra la verdadera historia del auge de los carteles internacionales de la cocaína y la batalla que libran las fuerzas del orden para frenarlos. En el corazón del conflicto están Pablo Escobar (Moura), el conocido narcotraficante colombiano, y los dos agentes de la DEA enviados para derrocarle, Steve Murphy (Holbrook) y Javier Peña (Pascal).

El lanzamiento en los hogares de Narcos: Season 1 incluye tres cortometrajes nuevos: “Establishing the Route”, “The Colombian Connection” y “The Language Barrier” que, a su vez, vendrán acompañados de audio comentarios en episodios seleccionados y en escenas eliminadas. Narcos: Season 1 estará disponible en Blu-ray y DVD con un precio de venta para el consumidor de $29.97 y $29.98, respectivamente.



  • Cortometraje “Establishing the Route”
  • Cortometraje “The Colombian Connection”
  • Cortometraje “The Language Barrier”
  • Escenas Eliminadas
  • Audio comentarios con el Reparto y el Equipo en Episodios Seleccionados

*Sujeto a cambios




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NARCOS: SEASON 1 | Available on Blu-ray, Digital HD & DVD August 23


Golden Globe® Nominee Wagner Moura Stars as Pablo Escobar in the Critically Acclaimed Series on Blu-ray and DVD August 23 from Lionsgate

DE070BE9-BAE4-4CD0-A666-2ABA127F83CBExperience the world of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar when Narcos: Season 1 arrives on Blu-rayTM (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on August 23 from Lionsgate. Narcos: Season 1, produced by Gaumont Television, stars Wagner Moura (Elysium) in a Golden Globe®-nominated performance as the legendary Escobar, following him as he attempts to evade the two DEA agents that brought the famed Medellín Cartel to its knees. The show co-stars Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl), Pedro Pascal (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Luis Guzmán (TV’s “Code Black”), Bruno Bichir (TV’s “The Bridge”), and Ana de la Reguera (TV’s “Jane The Virgin”).

With electrifying performances and action sequences charged with heart-pounding suspense, this Golden Globe®-nominated series follows the true-life story of the rise of international cocaine cartels — and the battle waged by law enforcement to stop them. At the center of the conflict are Pablo Escobar (Moura), the notorious Colombian drug kingpin, and the two DEA agents sent to take him down: Steve Murphy (Holbrook) and Javier Peña (Pascal).

The home entertainment release of Narcos: Season 1 includes three all-new featurettes: “Establishing the Route,” “The Colombian Connection,” and “The Language Barrier,” as well as audio commentaries on select episodes and deleted scenes. Narcos: Season 1 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.97 and $29.98, respectively.



  • “Establishing the Route” Featurette
  • “The Colombian Connection” Featurette
  • “The Language Barrier” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with Cast & Crew on Select Episodes

*Subject to change



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Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey’s Presents Their New Technology Driven Show OUT OF THIS WORLD

This year, Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey will immerse you into an intergalactic experience with their new technology driven show OUT OF THIS WORLD. A new circus experience is among us that portrays a story of adventure through fire, ice and is led by the most innovating technology.

The new show is set to premiere on the West Coast for the first time ever on July 7! Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for the entire family. The show will include a variety of acrobatic, aerial, trapeze acts and many more. Performers gather from Chile, Mexico, Paraguay and all around the world to bring you unexpected surprises and amazing entertainment.

Below are a few images and a video of what you can expect from the innovated presentation of OUT OF THIS WORLD.



Some of the new technology features the show includes:

Projection mapping:

For the first time Ringling Bros. will be integrating projection mapping to help bring their epic space adventure to life in arenas around the country. Projection mapping utilizes specialized software that takes programmed 3D images of the production and optimizes video to project around the shapes and surfaces that have been programmed into the software.


Portal Display:

Ringling Bros. is known for its elaborate and intricate portals. The portal for OUT OF THIS WORLD is one of the largest in their history. Included in this portal are two screens that will be used to augment the projections within the arena. They will also be available and have opportunities during the pre-show for interactive communication with audiences.



Spotlight Tracking Technology

This tracking system can help light everything from performers to animals to props throughout the show. The system allows us to flawlessly follow and light fast-moving skaters, as well as opening a world of possibilities for various effects that could never have been accomplished with a hand-operated follow spot.



The puffersphere is a round LED hi-resolution projection. In the OUT OF THIS WORLD, the narrator will tell the story of our space odyssey in this globe.



kicks off in Fresno, CA on July 7 then they will travel throughout the U.S. To check local listings for a show near you check out the Ringling Bros official website: https://www.ringling.com/out-of-this-world/.



Aarón Sánchez - Cooking
MASTERCHEF: Guest judge Aaron Sanchez in the all-new “Top 17 Compete” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, June 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

The amazing Mexican chef Aaron Sanchez will join the show during the July 6 and July 13 episodes. As one of the best chefs in the world and proud of his heritage, Aaron is eager to teach and evaluate the contestants of the current season of MasterChef.

In these two episodes you’ll witness moments of joy as well as moments that will make you bite your nails as contestants will be subjected to never-before-seen challenges. They’ll also have to follow the steps of chef Ramsay and kill, prepare and cook a lobster in just 25 minutes! Not to mention, cook for 101 hungry veterans. You won’t want to miss the episode on July 13 as competitors will not only be judged by Aaron Sanchez and the other judges, but also by veterans who will have a voice in the final decision.

MasterChef kitchen began with 40 chefs and now things are heating up with only half of the contestants still fighting for the ultimate prize. Don’t miss the next few episodes filled with chef Aaron Sanchez on Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13 on FOX at 8: 00-9: 00 PM ET / PT.