@Thisfunktional #Contest: BEFORE I FALL LA Premiere Passes

@Thisfunktional #Contest: BEFORE I FALL LA Premiere Passes

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Who would like to join me for the premiere of “Before I Fall” in Los Angeles, California?

Thisfunktional has two pairs of tickets to giveaway for some lucky thisfunktional readers to join me in watching “Before I Fall” at the red carpet premiere.

If you are interested there’s only two things you have to do, Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of thisfunktional.com and email me your name to thisfunktional@gmail.com.

The premiere will take place on March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, Calif.

b98cf-before-i-fall-onesheet_bif_rgbWhat if you had only one day to change absolutely everything?

Samantha Kingston has everything; the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes.

After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all.

Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just to her own life, but in the lives of those around her — before she runs out of time for good.

BEFORE I FALL
In Theaters March 3

@Thisfunktional #Giveaway: BEFORE I FALL Advanced Screening in Los Angeles, Phoenix

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

What if you had to relive one moment which could change not only your life but possibly the lives of everyone around you over and over again?

“Before I Fall” explores this concept as Samantha Kingston, played by Zoey Deutch, relives the same pivital moment in her young life over and over again.

This movie does a great job at being not only attention grabbing, but relatable to everyone regardless of age.

There’s two advanced screenings that I have tickets for so if you are in Los Angeles, California or Phoenix, Arizona clink on the link and grab your tickets.

 

Weds, March 1 – 7:30PM

Los Angeles
AMC Montebello
GoFoBo Link: gofobo.com/kqypH44365

Phoenix
AMC Westgate
GoFoBo Link: gofobo.com/kRqug56271

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything?

Samantha Kingston has everything; the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future.

Then, everything changes.  After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all.

Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just to her own life, but in the lives of those around her — before she runs out of time for good.

BEFORE I FALL
In Theaters March 3

The GET OUT Art Gallery

Universal Pictures has just launched GetOutArtGallery.com featuring artwork inspired by Jordan Peele’s suspense thriller, “GET OUT.”

Six pieces of striking original artwork, inspired by the film, are being showcased from artists Corey Barksdale, Frank Morrison, Sindisio Nyoni, Jermaine Rogers, Sharlene Artsy and Taj Tenfold.

“Art is the one tool we have against the true horrors of the world. I hope that GET OUT is an inclusive experience that inspires people to just talk.”

– Jordan Peele
In Universal Pictures’ “Get Out,” a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Taj Tenfold
Sharlene Artsy
Sindisio Nyoni
Jermaine Rogers
Frank Morrison
Corey Barksdale

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

GET OUT
In Theaters Everywhere Feb. 24

COMCAST Revamps Latino Entertainment Channel, Launches Weekly XFINITY LATINO Segments for Bicultural Families

COMCAST Revamps Latino Entertainment Channel, Launches Weekly XFINITY LATINO Segments for Bicultural Families

Comcast today announced it has made some significant changes to the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) to meet the evolving needs and interests of bicultural Latino customers.

XLEC is a channel that combines programming, technology and Xfinity service tips in a dynamic and entertaining way and now features more original content and segments such as “Para la Familia,” “Cine en Casa” and “En la Cancha.”
XLEC is co-anchored by Veronica Allis and Tommy Florez alongside a team of internationally renowned, award-winning correspondents that includes Veronica Rasquin, Francisco Cáceres and Carlos Rausseo.

Produced at its newly minted studios in Denver and Miami, as well as on location, content on XLEC is refreshed every Monday and is available on multiple platforms: TV, Xfinity On Demand and on the Xfinity Stream app and web portal.

“I’m very excited that our customers can now access up-beat, informative, and engaging content on the device of their choice,” Javier Garcia, Senior Vice President, Multicultural Services, Comcast Cable, said. “Not only can viewers enjoy the channel’s new look, new talent and new content that touches upon all of their passion points, they’ll also enjoy having so many options of when and how they want to watch it.”

The new original segments interweave culturally-relevant entertainment content with options and tips to help Hispanic customers take advantage of Comcast’s innovative products and services.

Viewers will also learn how to optimize their entertainment viewing experience with the revolutionary Xfinity X1platform and enjoy more of the content they want in the language of their choice, at home or on the go.

The new feature segments include:

  • “Para la Familia,” hosted by Venezuelan model, television personality, and mother of two Verónica Rasquin, targets bicultural families with a focus on younger children (preschool age to teens) and offers recommendations on kids and family programming, interviews with industry experts, and a look into Kids Zone, an Xfinity X1 feature that gives parents extra peace-of-mind by offering a safe and secure experience for kids to independently explore their favorite content and discover new programming in English or Spanish;
  • “Cine en Casa” is hosted by Francisco Cáceres, a two-time Emmy winner and film expert. ‘Cine en Casa’ will feature interviews with actors, red-carpet coverage, behind-the-scenes action and a look at the latest On Demand movie releases available to rent on Xfinity;
  • “Cool-tura,” a partnership between Xfinity and Sony Music Latin, features popular Latin music artists and TV personalities, including Fonseca, Diego Torres, Reik, and CNCO, as they build a time capsule that contains their can’t-live-without cultural must-haves, including their favorite music, foods, films and traditions that honor their bicultural heritage rooted in both mainstream American and Latin culture;
  • “En la Cancha,” hosted by two-time Emmy award winner and Telemundo Denver anchor Carlos Rausseo, highlights the biggest sports TV programming and it’s the go-to soccer show where Xfinity customers can find their weekly dose of soccer news and schedules from Latin America and the world.

Launched in 2012 and available free of charge in more than 20 million homes, the XLEC keeps Comcast’s bicultural Latino customers updated on programming highlights and helps maximize their viewing experience using the latest Xfinity features.

@Thisfunktional Talks With Karla Souza EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY

@Thisfunktional Talks With Karla Souza EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress-producer Karla Souza talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being the lead actress and a producer for “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

Souza talks about how the script written by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta really connected with her and how she was glad to play Clara and was excited to produce this comedy.

She goes on to talk about she would have never imagined how timely this movie would be once it was finished.

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY
is in theaters now

@Thisfunktional Talks With Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Ben O’Toole EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY

@Thisfunktional Talks With Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Ben O’Toole EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Writer-director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta and Actor Ben O’Toole talk with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about Pantelion’s movie “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

Mastretta tells some insight on how she relates to all the characters and how every character is a part of her.

O’Toole talked about how much he enjoyed playing Asher and some of the challenges he faced since Asher does some things O’Toole wouldn’t naturally do.

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY 
is in theaters now

CHEF AARÓN SÁNCHEZ TO JOIN JUDGES’ PANEL OF “MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT, PREMIERING SUMMER 2017 ON FOX

CHEF AARÓN SÁNCHEZ
TO JOIN JUDGES’ PANEL OF “MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT,
PREMIERING SUMMER 2017 ON FOX

1Celebrated chef and restaurateur Aarón Sánchez will join Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as the third judge throughout Season Eight of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF, premiering Summer 2017.

A James Beard Award-winning chef, Sánchez is chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore. He co-starred on “Chopped” and “Chopped Junior,” and is the author of two cookbooks “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours” and “La Comida del Barrio.” An active philanthropist, Sánchez launched his own charity, the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund, empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to attend culinary school. An avid tattoo lover, he also is a partner in the world-famous ink shop “Daredevil Tattoo” in New York City.

Sánchez was a guest judge on Season Seven of MASTERCHEF and also will be featured in upcoming episodes of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Season Five, airing Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

MASTERCHEF is produced by Endemol Shine North America and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Endemol Shine. Elisabeth Murdoch, Eden Gaha, Michael Brooks, Robin Ashbrook, Gordon Ramsay, Adeline Ramage Rooney, Patricia Llewellyn and Ben Adler serve as executive producers. “Like” MASTERCHEF on Facebook at facebook.com/MasterChef. Follow the series on Twitter @MASTERCHEFonFOX and join the discussion at #masterchef. Follow the judges on Twitter: Gordon Ramsay – @gordonramsay; Christina Tosi – @christinatosi; AarónSánchez – @Chef_Aaron.

@Thisfunktional Talks with Tiare Scanda, Patricia Bernal EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY (Spanish)

@Thisfunktional Talks with Tiare Scanda, Patricia Bernal EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY (Spanish)

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actresses Tiare Scanda and Patricia Bernal talk with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “Everybody Loves Somebody.”

Scanda plays Abby, Clara’s sister. She talks about having a natural connection with each person from the cast.

Patricia plays Eva, Clara’s mom. She talks about having a brilliant script to work off of and the relatable characters they portrayed.

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY 
in theaters now

Enter to Win! #GETOUT – Prize Pack #Giveaway

getoutIn Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words).  The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

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Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway…answer the following question below…

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE GET OUT TRAILER, AND WHY?

Send your ANSWER(S), FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

In the subject line – GET OUT Prize Pack Giveaway

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This promotion will end February 24 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.

GenreSuspense Thriller
CastDaniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener
Written and Directed byJordan Peele
Produced bySean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Edward H. Hamm Jr.
Executive Producers:  Raymond Mansfield, Couper Samuelson, Shaun Redick, Jeanette Volturno

COMCAST TO LAUNCH “XFINITY STREAM” APP ON FEBRUARY 28 TO ALL XFINITY TV SUBSCRIBERS

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In Home: Watch Entire TV Line-Up on Phones, Tablets & Laptops;

On-the-Go: 200+ Live Channels, Remote DVR Access and 40,000 On Demand Titles

Comcast announced that it will launch “Xfinity Stream,” an app available to all Xfinity TV users at no additional cost and will allow them towatch their entire TV line-up on phones, tablets and laptops in the home, and when they’re on-the-go, to tune-in to more than 200 live channels, access and program their DVR and watch 40,000 on demand titles.

“We’re focused on creating the best entertainment experiences across platforms and continuing to give Xfinity TV customers more choice in how, when and where they access their content,” said Matt Strauss, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Video and Entertainment Services at Comcast Cable. “With the Xfinity Stream app, we are giving customers access to the best content in and out of the home with a growing list of advanced features and capabilities that make the mobile experience nearly identical to the cable experience they enjoy at home.”

The Xfinity Stream app, the successor to the Xfinity TV app, includes the ability to switch to a Spanish guide, favorite channel filtering, music channels and Common Sense Media reviews and ratings, offering users an X1-like experience for customers’ phones, tablets and laptops in and out of the home.

  • Live TV and Xfinity On Demand: In addition to becoming an additional screen in the home for Xfinity TV cable customers to access live and on demand programming, Xfinity Stream also gives them access to more than 200 live channels over the Internet outside the home, including sports networks such as ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports; news networks such as Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and BBC World News; kids networks like Nick Jr., Disney Channel and Sprout; 50 Music Choice channels, as well as a host of other top cable and premium networks. The app also offers more than 40,000 on demand movies and TV shows to stream on the go, as well as thousands of download choices for offline viewing.
  • DVR Recordings On the Go:Xfinity TV customers can take their entire DVR collection with them to stream on the go, or even download to watch while offline. They can also use the app to set recordings remotely.
  • First Screen Experiences on Devices: TheXfinity Stream app will bring an X1-like experience to customers with new and enhanced features like the ability to search content by categories such as audience or critics score, stream 50+ Music Choice channels in-the-home and on-the-go, access Common Sense Media ratings and reviews and customize their parental controls per device.
  • Spanish Guide and Accessibility Enhancements:Comcast’s bicultural customers will have the option to navigate the app in their language of choice – Spanish or English – as well as enable English programming that offers a secondary audio feed in Spanish. Those customers with vision impairments can also enable video description – a narration track included between the natural pauses in dialogue that describes the visual elements – on select movies and TV shows.

 

Customers will be able to download the Xfinity Stream app for iOS and Android devices on February 28. Customers who have already installed the latest version of the Xfinity TV app on their devices will see it transition to the Stream app through an app update on February 28. For more information on the Xfinity Stream app, please visit www.xfinity.com/stream.

GET OUT in Theaters February 24 | Make Your Own Meme

 GET OUT – In Theaters Everywhere February 24

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In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener
Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
Produced by: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., Jordan Peele
Executive Producers: Raymond Mansfield, Couper Samuelson, Shaun Redick, Jeanette Volturno

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@Thisfunktional Talks with Danika Yarosh JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

@Thisfunktional Talks with Danika Yarosh JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Danika Yarosh talks with Jesus, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.”

Yarosh talks about studying the way Tom Cruise played Jack Reacher since they are so similar and about how she wasn’t expecting her character to turn out the way she did. She also calls out the fact that @Thisfunktional does not laugh at a joke she makes.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD now

COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION “BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

 

COMCAST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY, INTRODUCES NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION

“BLACK HISTORY ALWAYS ON”

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With the intent of offering content that celebrates Black History year-round, Comcast launched a new permanent collection in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination of Xfinity on Demand called “Black History Always On”.

This collection includes more than 100 titles of content including historical documentaries, biographical films, Comcast’s original Voices of the Civil Rights Movement profiles, specials from networks like Smithsonian Channel and more. It will serve as the permanent place on the Xfinity on Demand platform to learn about the achievements of African-American people year round.

In fact, a recent study by Nielsen DBS showed that over 60% of black millennials agree that it feels really good to see stars in media who share their ethnic background. That’s one of the reasons that this month the Black Film & TV destination includes a section called ‘Black Women Behind the Scenes,’ which puts a spotlight on women directors, producers, writers, costume designers, and even stunt doubles. Included in this section are intimate one-on-one conversations with talented women like Gina Prince Bythewood, Susan Fales Hill, Effie Brown, Kay Oyegun, LaFaye Baker, Quinta Brunson and Franchesca Ramsey to name a few. There are also a few men like Prentice Penny, David E. Talbert, Malcom D. Lee and Reggie Rock Bythewood weighing in. Comcast’s network partners also participated by capturing conversations with their women behind the camera including Tasha Smith and D’Angela Proctor for TV One, Zola Mashariki and Connie Orlando for BET, Terri J. Vaughn for Aspire and Lucy Chodota for The Africa Channel, to name a few.

Lastly, Comcast believes in independent black filmmaking. The company has officially announced a partnership with American Black Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival to launch a special collection through our Streampix on demand service, which is licensing short and feature length films and webisodes from alumni filmmakers who screened their works at past festivals. With these new partnerships, Comcast is using the Xfinity on Demand platform to invest in the black filmmaking community and showcase its work to an even broader audience.

Comcast is proud to create and launch a collection of content and stories that parents can sit down with their kids and watch together, not just in February but whenever they choose, because for Xfinity, Black History is Always On.

Users can find all of this content in the ‘Black Film & TV’ destination, on X1 on demand, by selecting the On Demand menu and scrolling right or by saying “Black Film & TV” into the X1 Voice Remote.

So what are you waiting for? Happy watching! #BlackHistoryAlwaysOn #XfinityBH