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!

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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

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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]

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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.

https://audioboom.com/boos/4853395-the-walking-dead-season-7-trailer-from-san-diego-comic-con-2016-review

 

@Thisfunktional talks with Maria Ann Russell from LIGHTS OUT

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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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TOP 4 LATINA HOPEFULS TO FOLLOW IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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.

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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.  

MarianaPajon

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.”

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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.

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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.