FabFitFun | Meet the Box!

03-02-17-Pinterest-Spring-Ads-5Hey, everyone!  🙂

So, I recently became a partner with FabFitFun and I’m pretty stoked about it! I’ve heard so many great things about the company and the products that they put out there for women, so I wanted to get on board and spread the word.

My first box will be arriving soon, so I’ll make sure to post pics on my Instagram (@ThisIsKristin_) & Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_).

All you have to do is use my link below and enter the code BUNNIES at checkout for $10 off your first box!

FabFitFun – According to Kristin

What I love about this box as opposed to others is that they send you FULL SIZE items to try out. The value of the box far surpasses the cost for the subscription.

You can opt for the seasonal subscription, where you’ll receive just one box for that current season OR you can opt for the annual subscription, where you’ll receive a box for EACH season, as well as the option to select certain items to include PLUS you can also choose add-on items for that particular season. Let me know if you already have a subscription or if you’re a newbie like me!

The Originals | S4E2 | “No Quarter” Review [podcast]


Hello, my fellow vampire lovers!

Mike and I got together again to talk about the latest episode of The Originals! What did you think? Did you enjoy it as much as we did?

Check out the podcast review below and let us know what YOU thought! You can find us on Twitter @ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy.

SYNOPSIS: After being cured and woken, the Mikaelson siblings join Hayley in an effort to rescue Klaus from captivity – even if they must face Marcel in the process. Meanwhile, Klaus’ demons materialize in unexpected ways as he suffers from the effects of the Tunde Blade, and Vincent investigates a haunting that will prove to be much more sinister than he could have imagined.


What did you think? How do you think Vincent is connected to this mysterious symbol and the disappearing children? Do you have a love/hate relationship with Kol like I do or are you Team Kol like Mike is? Talk to us!

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try to answer you On Air!

Tune in to The CW on Fridays at 8/7c for more of The Originals!

Movie Review: MOONLIGHT #moonlightmovie


I finally had a chance to watch the 2017 Oscar winning movie, Moonlight, and decided to write a short review for it. First and foremost, congratulations to all involved with this movie. It’s a subtle, yet powerful depiction of a young black male trying to find his way in the inner city of Miami, which isn’t always easy.

So many movies in our history have shown the coming of age of white teens, usually from rich families or from unconventional households that force them to decide they deserve better. What we don’t get enough of are movies like this where we see the main black character not being a bully and not holding a grudge against some higher power.


We see a drug dealer, Juan, who is obviously not doing the right thing career wise, but he develops a friendship with this little boy, Chiron, and teaches him things that his drug-addicted mother isn’t around to teach him. Not once do we see Juan being violent or “bad” in any way. He is a strong, influential man in a great relationship who tries to guide Chiron in the right direction. He also happens to be a black Cuban man. So yes, movie watchers . . . it is possible to see a different, positive side to a black man in the inner city.

Chiron struggles with understanding his sexuality, and Juan helps him through that – free of judgment. The one thing I was disappointed with is the fact that Juan wasn’t around as long as I’d hoped. We don’t even really know what happened to him, or how it affected Chiron mentally. We only see the three crucial chapters in Chiron’s life – as a young boy, as a teenager and as a young adult seemingly following in Juan’s footsteps while continuing to try and understand his tendency to identify with homosexuality. I also wish Chiron spoke a bit more in the movie. His scenes in all three chapters were powerful in their silence, but I think there could have been a bit more dialogue without taking away from the effectiveness.

In a society where homosexuality is viewed as “a sin,” it was nice to see a child asking questions about it and having an adult answer those questions with positivity and acceptance. To be clear, this is not a movie based on “pushing the homosexual agenda.” It’s a coming of age movie about a young boy who grows up in an unconventional setting who is just trying to make his way through life despite the ups and downs. It’s an important story that isn’t told often enough.


SYNOPSIS: A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins
Writers: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Trevante Rhodes, Andre Holland
Genre: Drama

@Thisfunktional talks with Nitzia Chama, Hansel Ramirez ABC’s AMERICAN CRIME

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actors Nitzia Chama and Hansel Ramirez talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of thisfunktional.com, about guest starring on ABC’s “American Crime.”

Chama and Ramirez both talk about being part of a show that’s not afraid to tackle a sensitive issue like like the near enslavement of day laborers, the difficulty in portraying illegal immigrants that speak Nahuatl, an indigenous languages from Mexico that is rarely spoken and what they were most thrilled about their involvement.

ABC’s “American Crime” airs Sunday’s on ABC. Episode 3 airs March 26.


“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood Elevates “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” to 4K-HD with State-of-the-Art Imagery Projecting at Twice the Frame Rate for an Even More Immersive Experience

The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” takes a technological bow with the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second and designed to offer guests an even more immersive glimpse into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

This progressive enhancement replaces the earlier 3D film component of the ride to create a seamless integration between the ride’s elaborate sets and its spellbinding media.

The attraction’s storyline remains the same.Originally projected at 60 frames-per-second, the new ride media now displays at twice the frame rate offering superior clarity and remarkably sharper images than previously shown, with imagery that is stunningly ultra-realistic.

Hailed by press across the globe as a tour-de-force, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” has enjoyed a vast array of critical acclaim, such as:

“The combination of the stunningly detailed queue and the state-of-the-art ride make Forbidden Journey the best dark ride in the world.”

“All roads lead to Hogwarts castle, home to possibly the most immersive, amazing and utterly convincing dark-ride and queue ever invented. The detail at every turn is exquisite.”

An achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” is a multidimensional thrill ride located within Hogwarts castle.

It features a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects designed to take guests on a once-in-a lifetime whirlwind adventure.Spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees upon an elevated ride track, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ushers guests on a journey alongside Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley as they venture through some of the most memorable scenes from the movie, including a Quidditch match where they narrowly escape a dragon attack, as well as close encounters with Dementors and the Whomping Willow.

A spectacular attraction unto itself, the iconic and picturesque Hogwarts castle sits at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” providing access to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Hogwarts castle is a breathtaking reproduction from the movie, housing narrow stone passageways and chambers that invites guests to walk in the famous footsteps of the film’s heroic character where they will encounter many familiar places along the way, including the Mirror of Erised, Professor Sprout’s Herbology class and a selection of baby Mandrakes, Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Hall of Talking Portraits, the Fat Lady portrait at the entrance to the Gryffindor Common Room and the Sorting Hat.Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.

The architecturally stunning land also features Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff™.”

Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

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 ™” 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 RideTM.” and the “The Walking Dead” 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 adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.


About Warner Bros. Entertainment:

Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE | Debuts on Digital HD 5/2 & 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Pack 5/16



High-Octane Thrill Ride Debuts May 16, 2017 on 4K Ultra HDand Blu-ray Combo Packs

The Action Starts on Digital HD Two Weeks Early on May 2


xXx Box Art Combo Pack-minHailed as “a crazy, stunt-filled action spectacular” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes) and “a shot of pure adrenaline” (Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly), xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE x-plodes on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 16, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. X-cited fans can be the first to get it two weeks early on Digital HD May 2.

When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, the world needs superspy Xander Cage (Vin Diesel). Recruited back into action, Xander leads a team of death-defying adrenaline junkies on a mission to kick some ass, save the day, and look dope while doing it. Packed with some of the most mind-blowing stunts ever caught on film, xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE features a powerhouse international cast including Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2), Tony Jaa (Furious 7), Nina Dobrev (TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”), and Samuel L. Jackson (Kong: Skull Island).

The xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs are loaded with over an hour of action-packed special features, including in-depth interviews with the all-star cast, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s incredible stunts, locations and much more. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Blu-ray Combo Pack

The xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:


  • Feature film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:
    • Third Time’s the Charm: Xander Returns
    • Rebels, Tyrants & Ghosts: The Cast
    • Opening Pandora’s Box: On Location
    • I Live for This Sh#t!: Stunts
    • Gag Reel


  • Feature film in standard definition


xXx: Return of Xander Cage 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack

Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.


xXx: Return of Xander Cage Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.


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@Thisfunktional Contest: LA LA LAND on DVD

@Thisfunktional Contest: LA LA LAND on DVD

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

“La La Land” took many awards this season and is coming to Digital HD April 11, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand On April 25.

This movie gives a dreamy view of Los Angeles in a way not seen in many other films.

Three lucky winners will be getting a copy of this movie.

If you are interested there’s only one way to enter, it has two parts, Subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of thisfunktional.com and email me with the subject line “LA LA LAND DVD” to thisfunktional@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: 3 winners will be chosen. Contest runs to April. 21, 2017 at midnight PST. Winners will be notified on April. 21, 2017 by midnight PST with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by MPRM Communications.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, “LA LA LAND” tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER | Debuta en Digital 5/2 y en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 5/16

La Conclusión Épica a la Franquicia de Videojuegos
Más Recaudadora de Todos los Tiempos


Finaliza la Batalla en Digital el 2 de Mayo
En 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ & DVD el 16 de Mayo

Incluye el Modo Interactivo “Retaliation Mode”, Cortos con Escenas entre Bastidores & un Adelanto de la Película en CGI Resident Evil: Vendetta

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, la sexta y última entrega de la franquicia convertida en todo un fenómeno mundial, debuta en digital el 2 de mayo y en 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray y DVD el 16 de mayo de la mano de Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Milla Jovovich (de la saga Resident Evil) regresa como Alice, una icónica asesina de zombis que se ve obligada a volver a la Colmena (The Hive), el lugar en el que se origina su historia. La Umbrella Corporation está reagrupando a los muertos vivientes para ejecutar un golpe final contra los supervivientes del apocalipsis y Alice debe impedir la extinción completa de la raza humana antes de que sea demasiado tarde. Además de Jovovich, regresan de nuevo a la franquicia otros rostros ya conocidos: Ali Larter (Final Destination), Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Retribution) e Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”). Entre los nuevos miembros del reparto están Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) y William Levy (The Single Moms Club).

El lanzamiento de RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER en Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD y digital viene con contenido adicional, incluyendo dos cortometrajes con escenas entre bastidores: En “Explore the Hive”, los seguidores desarrollarán un mejor entendimiento del Hive y de los obstáculos que Alice y su equipo atraviesan para salvar a la humanidad; y en “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil”, las heroínas hablan de la labor que a través de sus papeles desempeñan para empoderar a todas las mujeres. El contenido adicional en los lanzamientos en Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD y digital incluye: un adelanto de la película animada en CG Resident Evil: Vendetta, que será estrenada en breve; un cortometraje que explora los “Stunts & Weaponry” (escenas peligrosas y armamento) más destacados de la película; y “Retaliation Mode”, que le permite al espectador prolongar su experiencia cinematográfica en el hogar. El televidente puede activar el “Retaliation Mode” y disfrutar de 30 minutos adicionales con Milla Jovovich y el director Paul W.S. Anderson, que desgranarán las escenas clave de la película y hablarán del mundo de Resident Evil.

SINOPSISTras los acontecimientos ocurridos en Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) es la única superviviente de lo que supuestamente iba a ser la batalla final de la humanidad contra los muertos vivientes. Ahora debe regresar al lugar donde comenzó la pesadilla – la Colmena (The Hive) en Raccoon City, donde Umbrella Corporation está reagrupando sus fuerzas para ejecutar un golpe final contra los pocos supervivientes que quedan del apocalipsis.

Escrita y Dirigida por Paul W.S. Anderson, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER está producida por Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer y Samuel Hadida; Martin Moszkowicz y Victor Hadida son los productores ejecutivos.


El Contenido Adicional del Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD & Digital Incluye:

  • Dos Cortometrajes:
  • “Explore the Hive”
  • “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil


El Contenido Adicional del Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD y Digital Incluye:

  • Retaliation Mode
  • Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Vendetta
  • Cortometraje “Stunts & Weaponry”


RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER tiene una duración aproximada de 106 minutos y una clasificación R por secuencias de violencia a lo largo de toda la película.



RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER | Available on Digital 5/2 and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray & DVD 5/16

The Epic Conclusion to the Highest Grossing
Video Game Film Franchise of All Time


Finish the Fight on Digital May 2
On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray& DVD May 16

Including the Interactive “Retaliation Mode,” Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes & a Sneak Peek of the Upcoming CGI Film Resident Evil: Vendetta

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, the sixth and final installment in the worldwide franchise phenomenon, premieres on digital May 2 and 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD May 16 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) is back as the iconic zombie slayer Alice, who is forced to return to The Hive, where her story began. The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its undead forces for a final strike against the survivors of the apocalypse and Alice must prevent complete human extinction before it’s too late. Returning with Jovovich are franchise regulars Ali Larter (Final Destination), Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Retribution) and Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), alongside all-new cast members Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) and William Levy (The Single Moms Club).

Bonus materials on the RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases include two behind-the-scenes featurettes: In “Explore the Hive,” fans receive a deeper understanding of the Hive and what Alice and her team endured to save mankind; and in “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil,” the female heroes discuss how their roles empower women everywhere. Bonus materials on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital releases include: a sneak peek at the upcoming CG animated feature Resident Evil: Vendetta; a featurette exploring the “Stunts & Weaponry” highlighted in the film; and “Retaliation Mode,” a way for fans to extend their movie watching experience. Viewers can turn on “Retaliation Mode” and enjoy more than 30 minutes with Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson where the pair break down pivotal scenes from the movie and discuss the world of Resident Evil.

SYNOPSIS: Picking up after Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

Written and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida; with Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida serving as executive producers.


Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Two Featurettes:
  • “Explore the Hive”
  • “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil


Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

  • Retaliation Mode
  • Sneak Peek: Resident Evil: Vendetta
  • “Stunts & Weaponry” Featurette

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER has a run time of approximately 106 minutes and has an R rating for sequences of violence throughout.



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FIFTY SHADES DARKER | Available on Digital HD 4/25 and 4k Ultra, Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand 5/9





Screen Shot 2017-03-19 at 4.06.02 PMThe countdown begins for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year. In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray ™ , DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017. The global film phenomenon sparked by E.L. James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the second chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Fans can now stay in and have the ultimate at-home movie night with Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, and this time, there are no rules and no secrets.

When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, “The Fall,” Anthropoid) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, How to Be Single, Black Mass) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson, “The Knick,” “Smallville”) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential, 9 ½ Weeks) intensify the story, determined to destroy the couple’s hopes for a future together.

Directed by James Foley (“House of Cards,” Fear), Fifty Shades Darker also features Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, “The Man in the High Castle”), as well as returning cast members Oscar ® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, Miller’s Crossing) and Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey).

In addition to both the original theatrical version and a steamy new unrated version with over 13 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray ™ , DVD and Digital HD comes with more than 30 minutes of never-before- seen bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the- scenes features, and a peek at what lies ahead in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed!


  • A Darker Direction – Director James Foley explains how his vision had to meet with fans’ expectations.
  • New Threats – An introduction to some new, dark and threatening characters, including Jack Hyde, Leila and, of course, Elena Lincoln – aka Mrs. Robinson!
  • The Masquerade – This featurette about one of the film’s most iconic scenes — the masquerade benefit event at Grey Mansion — explores the production design and costumes and goes behind-the- scenes with the filmmakers and main cast members.
  • Intimate With Darker – An intense look and discussion about the intimate, sensual and provocative world of Fifty Shades Darker, including a visit to the Red Room and, of course, the new “toys!”



  •  Deleted Scenes
  • A Tease to Fifty Shades Freed – A tease to the next Fifty Shades film.
  • Writing Darker – Author E.L. James and screenwriter Niall Leonard trace back the history of the book and introduce viewers to the much darker story and its adaptation to the big screen.
  • Dark Reunion – The filmmakers and cast members discuss being reunited for this second film, and where we find Ana, Christian and their friends.


The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes Ultra HD Blu-ray TM , Blu-ray ™ and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HDcombo pack will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray ™ disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray ™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL HD lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.



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DESPICABLE ME 3 | New Poster & Trailer #DespicableMe3

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | GruTube | #DespicableMe3


This summer, villainy runs in the family.

Steve Carell is Gru and Dru.



Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.  The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.


Genre: 3D-CG Comedy-Adventure
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate and Julie Andrews
Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Kyle Balda
Co-Director: Eric Guillon
Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio
Produced by: Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Executive Producer: Chris Renaud

Movie Review: BEAUTY & THE BEAST #beourguest


Hello, everyone! I’m happy to report that I traveled back to my childhood today for two hours and have safely returned to adulthood in one piece!

I admit that I was a bit nervous going into this live-action version of Beauty & the Beast because it was always my favorite Disney movie. Not to mention the back and forth chatter on whether or not Emma Watson could pull off the role of Belle AND the “news” that Josh Gad’s character, LeFou, was homosexual (SIDE NOTE: Kudos for including this aspect in the film tastefully. Everyone should’ve known that LeFou was homosexual in the original, but I’m glad the folks who created this live-action update didn’t leave it out to please those who are afraid of PEOPLE based on sexual preference.)

With that being said, I thought this version of the film was fantastic! It stayed true to it’s original form, save for a few minor updates: feminism and diversity! There were also a few new songs included here that explained a bit more of the connection between Belle and the Beast. Some viewers were not fans of Emma Watson’s singing, but I thought she did a great job! It’s not written anywhere that every singing actress has to sound like Adele, but I thought Watson did a great job and really lived up to the expectations.

The visual quality here was stunning as well. In some parts the visual effects were lacking just a tiny bit, but the rest of the movie made up for what it lacked in certain areas. It was such a colorful, lively film that shows a strong-minded young woman making her own choices and not sitting around waiting for things to happen to her. Belle is kind, well-read and respectful to all around her…which is something that we should all be teaching our daughters, our nieces and granddaughters. Never fear, young boys can also learn a thing or two from this version of the film. The prince was spoiled and shallow, taught to be cold-hearted from his father at a young age and is cursed into “beast mode” until he learns a lesson in humility.

So take a chance on this film and take your family on a trip down memory lane!


Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Length: 2 h 9 min
Rating: PG
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Website: disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017
Twitter: twitter.com/beourguest
Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Hashtag: #beourguest

The Originals | S4E1 | “Gather Up the Killers” Review [podcast]


Hey everyone! Are you ready for Season 4 of The Originals?! I’ve been ready for monthsssssssss!   🙂

The season premiere aired on Friday, March 17th and was called “Gather Up the Killers.” Mike (The Movie Guy) and I got together to talk about the episode, and we were surprisingly on the same page! If you tune in to our Walking Dead podcasts, you’ll know that we are rarely on the same page haha.

Check out the podcast review below and let us know what YOU thought! You can find us on Twitter @ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy.

SYNOPSIS:   FIVE YEARS LATER — On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, leading him to seek counsel from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, as Hayley closes in on the cure that will allow her to revive Elijah and the slumbering Mikaelsons, she faces a final task that will force her to make a ruthless decision.



We have SO many questions!! What do you think Hope is drawing and what is it’s significance for this season? Where has all this girl power been in previous seasons and can we get more of it?? Do you think Klaus will retaliate against Marcel for keeping him chained up for five years? How long do you think it will take for some of our beloved Vampire Diaries characters to cross over (and who would you like to see)?

Send us your thoughts, favorite moments and fan theories and we’ll try and answer you On Air!

Tune in Fridays at 8/7c on The CW for more of The Originals!

Enter to Win! #SPLIT | Blu-ray #Giveaway




image001Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth SenseUnbreakableThe Visitdelivers his most gripping film yet with SPLIT, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (InsidiousOuijaThe VisitThe Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein). The frightening thriller SPLIT delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. SPLIT offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 


Heralded as “one of his best films – period” (Alex Welch, IGN), M. Night Shyamalan returns to the screen with SPLIT. Kevin Crumb’s (McAvoy) fractured mind has revealed 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others.  McAvoy delivers “the role of his career” (Peter Debruge, Variety) as Kevin reaches a war for dominance among all those that rage within him, threatening his stability and impacting the survival of everyone around him. 


Producer Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall) and executive producers Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) who collaborated on The Visit reunite with SPLIT. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, “Oz”), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of  SeventeenFollow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”), critics hail SPLIT as “a nerve-shredding thriller” (Tim Grierson, Screen International). 




  • Alternate Ending  
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • The Making of  Split Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.
  • The Many Faces of  James McAvoy A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.
  • The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan– Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night’s process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest. 
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.  
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.  
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more

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