@Thisfunktional talks with Paulina Garcia NARCOS Season 1


Written by Jesus Figueroa

Paulina Garcia talks to Jesus, #Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Narcos” Season 1 now on to Blu-Ray and DVD.

Garcia plays Hermilda, talks about what she already knew about Pablo Escobar and about what she learned about the story as filming went on.

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Movie Review by Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ | ‘The Darkness’ : Never Take Things That Don’t Belong to You!

The Darkness

From the Producers of The Purge and Insidious comes THE DARKNESS…

A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival. The Darkness is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and stars Kevin Bacon and David Mazouz (Gotham).

So, what did I think of THE DARKNESS?

OK…before I tell you – – I gotta share my freaky story.

So I watched this late last night – – like around 12:30 – – right in the middle of the movie – – when everything starts getting crazy – – all of sudden – on my 2 yr old’s baby monitor – I start to hear him talk. Crazy. I know. Question is…

Was he dreaming OR was he talking to ‘something’ or ‘someone?’ I guess I’ll never know – unless it happens again tonight. (lol)

OK, OK. Enough of that. What did I think of THE DARKNESS?

I like it. It was actually better than I expected. I’m always on the fence when it comes to supernatural PG-13 movies.

I thought the cast did a great job. Kevin Bacon (dad) was cool. Radha Mitchell (mom) was cool. Lucy Fry (daughter) was really cool. She had some intense moments – – very believable. David Mazouz (son) was really cool as well. This kid’s got some acting chops. It’s crazy to see how sophisticated he is as Bruce Wayne on Gotham – – – but in this – – he did good.

I thought the special effects were dope.

I thought the story of the ‘ancient demons’ were pretty sweet.

I thought the movie had some jumpy moments here and there…but nothing really scary.

I think THE DARKNESS is worth the watch – especially if you’re into movie like this.

Oh – – on the Blu-ray + Digital HD copy I got – – on the front cover it says: INCLUDES SHOCKING ALTERNATE ENDING!

I watched it…and personally…I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad they didn’t go with that ending instead. Yeah. I wasn’t a fan. (lol)

I give THE DARKNESS…3 out of 5 popcorns!


Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce

¿Eres un Observador o un Jugador? #Nerve en Digital HD el 11 de octubre y Blu-ray & DVD el 25 de octubre

3d_rgb_nervebdocrdSANTA MÓNICA, CA (7 de septiembre de 2016) – Emma Roberts (de la serie televisiva “Scream Queens”) y Dave Franco (de la franquicia Now You See Me) protagonizan Nerve, un thriller romántico cargado de suspense dirigido a la generación de ‘millenials’, que desembarcará en Digital HD el 11 de octubre, y en Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD (más Digital) y en On Demand el 25 de octubre, de la mano de Lionsgate. Dirigida por Henry Joost y Ariel Schulman (Catfish) y escrita por Jessica Sharzer (de la serie televisiva “American Horror Story”), Nerve captura el actual clima de las redes sociales donde miles de voces anónimas son capaces de determinar el futuro de un puñado de individuos. El largometraje cuenta también con cameos de The Fat Jewish, Arielle Vandenberg y Casey Neistat, que se han convertido en fenómenos en las redes sociales.

Vee (Emma Roberts) es una estudiante aplicada de último año de secundaria que está cansada de llevar una vida aburrida. Presionada por sus amigos para que se una al popular juego ‘on line’ Nerve, Vee se alía con un competidor atractivo y astuto (Dave Franco) en un desafío que, a priori, parece una diversión inofensiva. Pero conforme Vee va cediendo frente a la adrenalina de la competición, el juego va dando un giro siniestro, aumentan los actos arriesgados, lo que culminará en un peligroso desenlace que determinará el futuro de Vee.

El Blu-ray Combo Pack y el Digital HD de Nerve le brindan la oportunidad a los televidentes de meterse en la piel del OBSERVADOR o del JUGADOR. Con el lanzamiento de los materiales especiales, el televidente elige entre el modo de OBSERVADOR o de JUGADOR. Como OBSERVADOR, se accede a las escenas detrás de las cámaras con 15 cortos de “Creating Nerve” que exploran cómo se hizo la película, las tomas descartadas de “The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish” que muestran a Josh Ostrovsky (conocido como la personalidad digital ‘The Fat Jewish’) en la tienda de tatuajes, y “The Governor’s Ball Takeover”, una crónica de cómo se desarrolla el atrevido juego en el “Governor’s Ball” en Nueva York en 2016.

Además, los televidentes con sed de suspense pueden activar el modo de JUGADOR interactivo a través del test interactivo “Are You a Watcher or a Player”. Para los televidentes que busquen una inyección de adrenalina y los perfiles de los seis jugadores principales de Nerve, estará disponible el juego “Do You Have the Nerve?”. El Blu-ray de Nerve también incluye pistas de audio inmersivas DTS:X, que recrean y transmiten el sonido generado por un movimiento fluido. Se crea así un mejor entorno sonoro de lo que hasta ahora había sido posible ya que el movimiento del sonido se sitúa en el lugar exacto donde el mezclador lo ubicó. El DVD de Nerve solo incluye el contenido del modo OBSERVADOR. Nerve estará disponible en Blu-ray Combo Pack y DVD por $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente.

Are you a #WatcherorPlayer? #Nerve arrives on Digital HD 10/11 and Blu-ray & DVD 10/25

3d_rgb_nervebdocrdFilled with Exhilarating Dares and Electrifying Exploits the Adrenaline-Fueled Thriller Arrives on Digital HD October 11 and Blu-rayTM & DVD October 25 from Lionsgate

SANTA MONICA, CA (September 7, 2016) – Emma Roberts (TV’s “Scream Queens”) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me franchise) star in Nerve, the suspense-filled romantic thriller for the Millennial generation, arriving on Digital HD on October 11 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand October 25 from Lionsgate. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) with a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Nerve captures the phenomenon of today’s social media climate where thousands of anonymous voices can determine the future of a few individuals. The film also features cameos from social media sensations The Fat Jewish, Arielle Vandenberg and Casey Neistat.

Industrious high school senior Vee (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee teams up with a sly and charming competitor (Dave Franco) for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as Vee is caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game takes a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading Vee into a high-stakes finale that will determine her entire future.

The Nerve Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD give viewers the unique opportunity to experience being a WATCHER or a PLAYER. Upon launching the special features, viewers will choose either WATCHER or PLAYER mode. In WATCHER mode go behind the scenes with 15 “Creating Nerve” pods exploring the making of the film, “The Fat Jewish Gets Tattewish” featuring outtakes from Josh Ostrovsky (aka internet personality ‘The Fat Jewish’) in the tattoo shop, and “The Governor’s Ball Takeover” chronicling a game of dare played at the 2016 Governor’s Ball in New York.

Additionally, thrill-seeking viewers can choose the interactive PLAYER mode with an “Are You a Watcher or a Player” interactive quiz, the “Do You Have the Nerve?” Game, for viewers looking for more of an adrenaline rush and Player Profiles of the top six Nerve players. The Nerve Blu-ray also includes an immersive DTS:X audio track that replicates and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer soundscape than previously possible by moving sound to precisely where the mixer placed it. The Nerve DVD includes only the content featured in the WATCHER mode.  Nerve will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD for $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

@Thisfunktional Podcast – MOVIES – John Paul Medrano LAS VAMPIRASS

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Actor John Paul Medrano talks with Jesus, @thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com about his career and influences.

Transitioning from Mexico to the United States, actor John Paul Medrano starts off with two projects to be in the festival circuit. Continue reading