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
http://iwatchmike.com

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¿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

@Thisfunktional Podcast – MOVIES – John Paul Medrano LAS VAMPIRASS

//embeds.audioboom.com/boos/5019856-thisfunktional-podcast-movies-john-paul-medrano-las-vampirass/embed/v4?eid=AQAAACDFz1fQmEwAWritten by Jesus Figueroa

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 “@Thisfunktional Podcast – MOVIES – John Paul Medrano LAS VAMPIRASS”

Global Phenomenon and Multi-Talented Hip Hop Dance Crew Jabbawockeez Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood

Global Phenomenon and Multi-Talented Hip Hop Dance Crew Jabbawockeez Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood

All-New Performance at this Year’s “Halloween Horror Nights,” Beginning September 16
Diverse Dance Crew Amplifies New Show with Dynamic Multi-Color Laser Projections;
Adds First-Ever Female Dancer to Energetic “Halloween Horror Nights” Performance

Jabbawockeez, the acclaimed, award-winning hip hop dance group, universally recognized as America’s best dance crew, returns to Universal Studios Hollywood for a new electrifying original series of performances, enhanced by spectacular multi-color laser projections and the addition of the first-ever female dancer, as part of this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” begins on Friday, September 16, 2016.

With the addition of the first-ever female dancer to the popular dance crew, the Jabbawockeez will take to the stage within the Special Effects Show venue donning their signature white masks.

The diverse group of dancers will perform a repertoire of innovative, synchronized choreography accompanied by a stunning laser lights display that will come to life in a full spectrum of color.

The all-new, high-energy Jabbawockeez show, created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights,” will once again underscore the dance crew’s unique brand of humor as they transport guests into a new realm of gravity-defying dance, elevated to new heights by special effects and pulse-pounding music.

Currently starring in a new production, “Jreamz, Journey Within,” in their own theatre at MGM Grand Las Vegas, the Jabbawockeez are considered dance movement pioneers having shattered the glass ceiling for dance groups worldwide as the first dance crew to ever headline their own show in Las Vegas.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.

Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.

“Halloween Horror Nights” 2016 mazes include “American Horror Story,” that will unlock the terror from three installments of FX Networks’ wickedly gruesome TV series; “The Exorcist: The Possession of Regan MacNeil,” based on the iconic supernatural horror film; “Freddy vs. Jason,” inspired by New Line Cinema’s 2003 film that brought together the biggest horror icons in history:demented killer Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and notorious hockey mask killer Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th); “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers,” which pitsguests against the unsavory wrath of manic killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother, ChopTop; “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” an all-new maze inspired by the second film in the classic “Halloween” horror franchise; and “Krampus: The Christmas Devil,” based on Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Christmas-themed horror film that brings to life the fabled anthropomorphic “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature who terrorizes those devoid of holiday spirit; and “The Walking Dead,” an authentic living representation of AMC’s hit television series that takes the realism of the show to an entirely new level with the all-new permanent attraction.

Join the “Halloween Horror Nights” conversation using #UniversalHHN on Facebook at Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood, Instagram @HorrorNightsTwitter and Periscope @HorrorNights. Add us on Snapchat, username HorrorNights for nightly live content and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

To learn more about the all new Jabbawockeez show at “Halloween Horror Nights,” click here.

About Jabbawockeez: Jabbawockeez has developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the group as the most influential dance crew in the world, effectively changing the way people view dance entertainment. Known for their creativity, choreography, athleticism and intricate synchronization, each member of the dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original style that makes the Jabbawockeez so distinct. Dressed in ubiquitous white masks, they guide the audience’s attention away from individual identities and towards a unified group. They were crowned the original champions of “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV and their fan base grew with their first production in Las Vegas, entitled MÜS.I.C. which opened at MGM Grand in 2010. Their most recent production, entitled “Jreamz, Journey Within,” opened at MGM Grand Las Vegas in 2015. They have appeared on numerous television shows including “Dancing with The Stars,” 2009 NBA All-Star Game, “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and, “I CAN DO THAT” on NBC.” For more information please visit jbwkz.com or connect on Twitter @Jabbawockeez and on Facebook.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™.” and the all-new “The Walking Dead” permanent daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The destination also features the Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, including the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.