@Thisfunktional Movie Review: SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL

SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL Shows Something Good among the Chaos of Life

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

“Somewhere Beautiful” takes audiences through the journeys of two people at different points of their romantic life.

The movie is shot beautifully as each frame can possibly be a framed photograph, the story is detailed and can be slow at points, but the ending is rewarding.

Elena, played by María Alche, finds herself with new feelings for as she accompanies her photographer husband, played by Anthony Bonaventura, and his guide, played by Pablo Cedrón, who turns out to be a worldly, knowledgeable guy who Elena is impressed by.

Alche is a great actress that subtly brings out soft emotions which keep the audience guessing her character’s intentions. She is great along side both Bonaventura and Cedrón.

Bonaventura is dry in his delivery of his lines. He brings a sternness and facial expressions which help the audience connect with his character.

Cedrón is charismatic and suave with a mature rough look. He contrasts the clean stoic Bonaventura.

Film director Albert, played by Albert Kodagolian, comes home to find his wife gone and his mother taking care of his child.

Kodagolian wrote, directed and starred in this movie. With so much going on he still delivers a a marvelous performance.

Albert goes through some turmoil as his marriage falls apart slowly.

The stories are weaved together which contrasts the stories and yet finds a similarity in each.

I give this drama 5 out of 5 Popcorns. The performances in this movie are spectacular and the flow is always moving forward. Writer-director Albert Kodagolian created a spectacular story and was able to find the right cast, fantastic locations and a good direction to take the movie in.

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Cast, Crew Talk about HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Eugenio Derbez and Selma Hayek take the lead in “How to be a Latin Lover,” a Lionsgate movie out April 28.

The movie tells the story of a male gold-digger Maximo, played by Derbez, who loses it all when his elderly wife throws him out for a younger man, pleated by Michael Cera.

The hilarious Derbez is over the top with his portrayal, which works because of the antics he has to go through.

Cera is funny and plays off Derbez well. The two are a good fit to be rivals.

Maximo moves in with his sister Sara, played by Selma Hayek, and her son Hugo, played by Raphael Alejandro, who he hasn’t seen for years.

Hayek is great with a serious and funny role. Her ability to switch her emotions throughout the story in a genuine manner comes off fantastic. It’s a beautiful role for her and she is great.

Alejandro is the key for this movie. His role keeps the movie moving forward. His tenderness gets the audience connected to the story.

The story has some very funny moments which the audience can’t help but laugh at.

The pacing of the movie is slow, but still moves forward with each scene.

Derbez said he is happy that an American studio, Lionsgate, took a chance on a movie where the two leads are Latino.

Although Derbez has had a few successful movies in the U.S. market, latinos have still struggled to get studios to take them serious as leading roles.

Derbez said he was shocked at getting a high rating during test screenings. He wasn’t sure how his style of comedy would mesh with the American writers’ style.

The comedy can be appreciated by people of different age groups and of any ethnicity as the story could be about any man in the same situation as Maximo.

Filming in LA was another challenge for the movie, but thanks to the California Rebate, which “How to be a Latin Lover” was the first movie by Lionsgate to receive it, the movie was able to have Hayek and shoot in LA and was able to go after the actors that were in this movie.

The chemistry between Derbez and Hayek jumps off the screen. The two seemed natural together.

Hayek said she was happy to be on set with Derbez because they connected so well. She loves to improvise and Derbez was able to go along with it and make it seamless.

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In Theaters April 28

ScareLA’s Halfoween means Pre-Sale Tickets at Half Price

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

There’s something spooky coming 
to the Los Angeles Convention Center

Pre-sale for ScareLA, the summer halloween convention in LA, starts their pre-sale half way to halloween. Sign-up for ScareLA’s newsletter to get updates first.
Not only has ScareLA brought Halloween to summer, Aug. 6 and 7, but it has brought it to the heart of Downtown LA.

This year’s theme will be Monsters Come Together and proceeds will help support wild predator conservation.

There’s so many fun things to do, creepy things to buy and classes to take at ScareLA. It’s not just for those looking to get ready for Halloween early.

The fun events will be announced soon sign-up for ScareLA’s newsletter and be notified of all the great events as they are announced.

A secret pre-scare link and codes will be shared with e-mail subscribers first so check your inbox.

Sabrina Carpenter Announces The De-Tour

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30+ City Summer 2017 Tour Kicks Off July 6 In Vancouver 
Featuring Special Guests Alex Aiono and New Hope Club 
FAN CLUB PRESALES STARTS APRIL 28 AT 10 A.M. LOCAL TIME

TICKET PRESALES BEGINS APRIL 28 AT 3 P.M. LOCAL TIME

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE STARTS APRIL 29 AT 10 A.M. LOCAL TIME

Following her sold out, first ever headline tour last fall, singer/songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is set to bring a summer of fun and music across the continent with The De-Tour, a 30+ date summer headline tour.

The De-Tour will begin July 5 in Vancouver, BC and continue across major North American cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville and Boston before concluding on August 27 in Toronto, ON.

The De-Tour, presented by American Tourister, will feature special guests Alex Aiono and New Hope Club on all dates.

Fan club and ticket pre-sales begin April 28 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time, respectively.

Tickets for The De-Tour will go on sale to the general public beginning April 29 at 10 a.m. local time.

For more information, please visit sabrinacarpenter.com.

“Ever since I got off the road from my first tour, all I can think about is going back out. Now this time, everything is gonna be bigger, better and very, very unexpected,” Carpenter said. “I can’t wait to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard on. I want the live experience to be indelible.”

This weekend, Sabrina will take to the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards stage to perform her current, infectious single “Thumbs” off her sophomore album “EVOLution.”

The album’s first single, “On Purpose,” is nominated for XOXO – Best Crush Song.

The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards air April 30 at 7 p.m. on the Disney Channel.

In May, Sabrina will embark as special guest on The Vamp’s UK and Ireland tour and in June, join Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman World Tour in Brazil as special guest.

P!nk Announces Only East Coast Performance This Summer

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KICKING OFF THE 2017 ATLANTIC CITY BEACHFEST CONCERT SERIES
JULY 12 – DOORS 5PM ATLANTIC CITY BEACH
Tickets Go Onsale to the General Public May 5 at 10 a.m.

P!nk announced she will be performing as part of the 2017 Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series.

This event will take place on July 12 on the Atlantic City Beach.
This is just one of a handful of events where fans can see P!nk live in 2017 and her ONLY East Coast performance.

Fans can expect to see all the jaw-dropping theatrics and acrobatics that P!nk is known for.Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 5 at 10 a.m.

Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by-phone at 800-745-3000.
American Express Cardmembers will have early access to presale tickets beginning April 28 at 10 a.m. through May 4 at 10 p.m.
There will be General Admission (GA), Gold Circle GA and Silver Circle GA ticket options available for fans, as well as VIP ticket opportunities.

For additional information on the event or ticket options, please visit ACBeachConcerts.com.Previously, the Atlantic City Beach Series featured performances by Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and more.

The 2017 Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series is presented by Live Nation in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the City of Atlantic City.

“P!nk puts on one of the most exciting and powerful live shows in the industry,” Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President, said. “We, along with our friends at CRDA, the Mayor’s office, and our municipal and casino partners, are honored to kick off the beach series with P!nk.”

“Efforts by the Christie Administration to reinvigorate Atlantic City’s economy are paying off by attracting top acts to the city, such as a superstar like P!nk,” CRDA Executive Director Christopher M. Howard said. “The State and CRDA continue to work to redefine Atlantic City from a gaming destination to an entertainment venue. Whether it’s for a day trip or a longer stay, there is something in Atlantic City for everyone, from major concert acts and dining to shopping and family fun.”

“Once again Atlantic City is the leading shore town bringing exciting concerts to the beach,” Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian said. “We are very excited that Live Nation will be bringing P!nk to Atlantic City. Her performances are full of excitement and electricity, so there will be no doubt this will be a stellar show.”

Choreographer Mandy Moore Talks LA LA LAND

Choreographer Mandy Moore Talks LA LA LAND

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Grand performances in “La La Land” choreographed by Mandy Moore gained notability through winning several awards and having numerous nominations throughout the 2016 award season.

Moore did much research into jazz, characters and even the dance level for the actors.

Having an understanding for each actor’s ability and they understanding of the characters and their desires made it easier to make the choreography flow and suitable for each scene.

The major scenes which show some the hardworking and dedication come from the start with a fantastically timed, well choreographed long scene which sets a fast detailed oriented pace to the entire movie.

Jazz is one of the more difficult genres to work with as it can be have a chaotic rhythm or go to a slower pace.

Each character has their style and rhythm and each song is original to the mood of each scene, Moore said. The ability to cooperate with fantastic actors, crew members and extras made the experience most enjoyable.

The Blu-ray comes with more than three hours of extras and behind-the-scenes footage which helps to better give viewers a look into all the hard work the crew and actors put into a film which has gotten many award.

In each project she learns new skills, Moore said. The ability to continue improving helps make each project memorable.

It was an incredible coincidence that such a fun project got so well received, Moore said. It just happened to workout that way and has added to the incredible journey the cast and crew has gone through.

Los Angeles proclaims “La La Land” day April 25, on the release of the Blu-ray and DVD.

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING | Movie Trailer | #everythingeverything

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Hey, movie fans!

I’m a sucker for YA novels, so I’m stoked that this movie is about to be released! Not just because my twelve-year-old niece wants to see Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) on-screen again either lol. Based on the YA novel by Nicola Yoon, this film looks like a cute, yet heartbreaking film about young love and self-discovery.

Will you be checking it out when it’s released? Let me know!

SYNOPSIS: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

 

 

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The Originals | S4E5 | “I Hear You Knocking” Review [podcast]

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Mike and I are back for another recap of the latest episode of The Originals! Are we the only ones who think this show gets better and better each week??

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 marked by The Hollow’s dark magic, both Klaus and Marcel experience the symptoms of a malevolent haunting, forcing the two adversaries on a violent collision course. Meanwhile, Hayley and Elijah head out to speak with Mary after Hayley uncovers a mysterious link between the dark magic and her former wolf pack. Finally, as an exhausted Freya risks her own life to cure Klaus’ infection, a guilt-ridden Keelin must decide whether to honor her hippocratic oath and help Freya – or flee the Mikaelson’s forever.

 

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

Tune in to The CW on Friday, April 28th at 8/7c for more of The Originals!

The Originals | S4E4 | “Keepers of the House” Review [podcast]

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Hey everyone!

Sorry we’re a bit late in posting our recaps of the last two episodes, but it was my birthday, Mike was being Mike (lol) and we thought maybe we could fill the void tonight since the show won’t be back on until next week! You’re welcome!  🙂

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

SYNOPSIS: Desperate to save her daughter, Hayley turns to Marcel for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. While Klaus remains behind with Hope, Elijah and a reluctant Vincent join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Finally, Freya and Keelin must put aside their differences as they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever.

 

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!

 

NSFW: Red Band Trailer for THE LITTLE HOURS

 

 

Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent.

 

Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer.

 

After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord.

 

Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.

 

For more info:
Gunpowder & Sky will release
THE LITTLE HOURS
in select cities on June 30,
followed by a national rollout

Official Trailer for THE BEGUILED

World-premiering at the 2017 Cannes International 
Film Festival
Focus Features will release THE BEGUILED in select cities on June 23,
expanding to more theaters on June 30

“The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola.

The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school.
Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier.
As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.
For more info, please follow the film on social:
#TheBeguiled

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Cast, Filmmakers Discuss Upcoming Film UNFORGETTABLE

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

First time director Denis Di Novi sets a significant tone and mood for “Unforgettable” that the cast was thrilled to be a part of.

Katherine Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David, played by Geoff Stults, becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks, played by Rosario Dawson, not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly, played by Isabella Rice.

Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her.

But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.

Di Novi explained how it was great working with two strong lead actresses and a lead actor who were able to collaborate and make the directing process easier.

Heigl explained how even though Di Novi was a first time director her career of producing quality work made it easy for the actors to trust her and follow her direction because she know what made a great movie.

The movie has moments of suspense which really rock the audience and have a major impact in the story, but it also has sensual moments which although sexy also drive the story and add to the characters.

Dawson talked about how the sex scenes are difficult to get right because most directors are trying to get angles to make it sexual and the purpose is lost, but Di Novi was able to keep it sexy and at the same time keep the purpose clear.

The pacing of the movie keeps the intensity high, although there are moments which seem to have slowed to an almost halt.

The story is still always present and continues moving in a pace which keeps the audiences glued to the screen.

The two female leads do a fantastic job at making the audience feel for them, Stults said. Dawson and Heigl made these characters feel real and that they could possibly exist in the real world.

From the beginning the characters are established and some of the more impressive moments is how they interact with each other during different occasions and when different people.

The ending is reminiscent of other movies from the same genre so its not overly surprising, but the actors in this movie do some of the best work and Dawson stands out in such a role which stands out among the other roles she is always seen in.

Out in Theaters
April 21

@Thisfunktional #Contest: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 4 Coming to Blu-Ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

The Netflix Original series “Orange is the new Black” brings Season 4 to Blu-ray, a season which saw many things change and some surprise guest starring roles.

With so many great stars this show doesn’t only have spectacular storylines, but surprises with the support that it gets from many actors.

If you want to win this on season, follow my Twitter: @Thisfunktional and tag me in a tweet where you share this contest and use #Thisfunktional.

I will DM the winner, thats why you have to be following.

Disclaimer: 3 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to May 08, 2017. Winners will be notified on May 08, 2017 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.

The Critically Acclaimed Cultural Phenomenon Arrives on Blu-ray TM , DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate

Orange_Is_The_New_Black_SSN_4_3D_BD_O-CARDThe drama in Litchfield is “better than ever” (The Boston Globe) in the fourth season of the groundbreaking hit series “Orange Is the New Black: Season Four,” arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate.
Winner of three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,

“Orange Is the New Black: Season Four” features an all-star cast including:

  • Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy ® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe ® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy ® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Uzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy ® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy ® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe ® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award ® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Danielle Brooks (upcoming The Angry Birds Movie)
  • Jackie Cruz (13 Steps)
  • Lea DeLaria (Edge of Seventeen)
  • Michael J. Harney (Showtime’s “Weeds,” HBO’s “True Detective”)
  • Selenis Leyva (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”)
  • Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Adrienne C. Moore (TV’s “30 Rock”)
  • Dascha Polanco (The Perfect Match)
  • Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
  • Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
  • Samira Wiley (The Sitter)
  • with Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”)
  • and Laura Prepon (TV’s “That ‘70s Show”)

Guest stars:

  • Annie Golden (I Love You Phillip Morris)
  • Diane Guerrero (Love Comes Later)
  • Matt McGorry (TV’s “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
  • James McMenamin (The Word)
  • Ruby Rose (Around the Block)
  • Blair Brown (TV’s “Fringe”)
  • Journee Brown

From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison.

Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of “Orange Is the New Black” delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield.

Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.Timed to the series’ Season 5 premiere, the “Orange is the New Black: Season 4” Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release includes all 13 episodes, as well as exclusive bonus material that fans can’t find anywhere else, such as a featurette that takes viewers around the set of Litchfield Prison, a gag reel, and selected episode commentary from cast and crew.

The “Orange is the New Black: Season 4” three-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and four-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively.BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • “Visitation: Set Tour” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew (on Episodes “It Sounded Nicer in My Head,” “The Animals,” and “Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again”)

@Thisfunktional #Contest: SPLIT Coming to Blu-Ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Some good horror from M. Night Shyamalan in “Split” with a talented cast that keeps the audience intrigued from beginning to end.

The fantastic movie comes to blu-ray and dvd on April 18 and Thisfunktional readers have an opportunity to win their copy.

How to enter?
Very simple, just like my Facebook page: ThisfunktionalLA and message me your address.

I will let winner be surprised when they receive their copy.

Disclaimer: 3 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to April 20, 2017. Winners will be notified on April 20, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by H+M Communications.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

 
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SPLIT

THE #1 MOVIE IN AMERICA FOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 4 BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND APRIL 18

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with “SPLIT,” an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The 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 Seventeen, Follow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”), critics hail SPLIT as “a nerve-shredding thriller” (Tim Grierson, Screen International).BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

  • 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.

THE SHACK | Available on Digital HD 5/16 and Blu-ray & DVD 5/30 | #theshack

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Based on The New York Times Best-Selling Novel, An All-Star Cast Delivers an Uplifting Spiritual Message  on Digital HD May 16 and Blu-rayTM and DVD on May 30 from Lionsgate

 

3D_RGB_TheShack_DVDOCrdSANTA MONICA, CA (April 18, 2017) – Based on the worldwide best-selling novel, with over 22 million copies in print, the inspirational story of faith and love, The Shack, arrives on Digital HD May 16, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and country music superstar Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), The Shack takes us through a father’s experience learning the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. The Christian movie event of the year, this “powerful and gripping” (The Dove Foundation) film has been awarded the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, written for the screen by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) and Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle) & Destin Cretton (The Glass Castle), and directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mack (Worthington) spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God’s existence and life’s purpose. Mack is unable to move on, until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa (Spencer). Mack’s journey will transform audiences of all ages, in this movie that you will want to watch over and over.

The Shack home entertainment release will feature audio commentary with director Stuart Hazeldine, five featurettes, and a deleted scene. The featurettes include a look at the development of the book with author William Paul Young in “Touched by God: A Writer’s Journey”; a conversation with the filmmakers, cast and theologians to discuss the movie’s depiction of God in human form in “God’s Heart for Humanity”; the music video for the song “Heaven Knows” by Hillsong United, the in-depth “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” featurette and a look behind the scenes of the premiere in “Premiere Night: A Blessed Evening”. The Shack Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Hazeldine
  • “Touched by God: A Writer’s Journey” Featurette
  • “God’s Heart for Humanity” Featurette
  • “”Heaven Knows”: The Power of Song with Hillsong United” Featurette
  • “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” Featurette
  • “Premiere Night: A Blessed Evening” Featurette
  • Deleted Scene

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: The Shack, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence
Genre: Drama, Faith
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 132 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, Spanish Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio
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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | New Poster & Teaser

starwarsthelastjediposter[1]You guys!!!! It’s here!!!!

Here is the official poster for the new Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi,’ and it is F*&#%&^* awesome!!!

It’s nice to see Mark Hamill’s face behind a light saber again! I’m sure most of us would love to see Luke get revenge on Kylo Ren after killing our beloved Hans Solo, am I right? I’m just excited to see another installment period!  🙂

We were also blessed with a teaser trailer which looks AMAZING! You can check that out below . . .

The film is due to be released December 15!  as always, let me know what you think! What are your fan theories?

 

SYNOPSIS: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. 

 

@Thisfunktional Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Re-Ignites the Franchise

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Dominic Torretto faces a decision to make for his family in “The Fate of the Furious,” bringing a fantastic sequel that propels the franchise forward.

The story isn’t a brilliant life altering story, but it’s a magnificent change for a series that has taken some twists and turns which have been unexpected.

This installment starts with Dom, played by Vin Diesel, and Letty, played by Michelle Rodriguez, on their honeymoon in Cuba.

Both Diesel and Rodriguez have been playing these characters throughout the series and continue to play them well.

Cipher, played by Charlize Theron, brings a proposal to Dom which he accepts.

Theron is a fantastic villain which adds an element of viciousness which the prior villains of the Fast and Furious franchise had not before. She is an equal to any of the members of Dom’s team, but adds a seductively dominant quality that will entice audiences.

To avoid spoilers, Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, and Deckard, played by Jason Statham, end up in the same prison.

Johnson has a likable comedic element which helps to bring more to his character than just another brute force cop.

Statham is able to explore his character further and bring out more than expected. The parkour moves he does keep his character being highly entertaining.

The rest of the team – Roman, played by Tyrese Gibson, Tej Parker, played by Ludacris, and Ramsey, played by Nathalie Emmanuel – are back as well with Mr. Nobody, played by Kurt Russell and new comer Owen, played by Luke Evans.

Gibson and Ludacris get the best lines and such funny moments that it’s hard not to think of them as a crucial part of what made this movie good.

What makes this movie worth watching is a spoiler, which I will avoid mentioning, but will elude to.

Vin Diesel takes Dom’s character to a whole new level.

Dom’s relationship with Letty gets put to the test, enemies become allies and the family dynamic of the group changes.

The cars are amazing as they always are in this series.

Dom and Letty get the bad ass muscle cars which can take a beating and keep going.

Roman gets the flashy cars which help him become a bullseye.

Tej and Ramsey get cars which are high-tech as they are brilliant with technology.

Hobbs gets the large-bulky powerful trucks which go with his personality.

The villain gets the vehicles which can be seen as impossible to take down with a regular car.

The ending, much like the rest of the ending of these series wraps up with an inspirational message.

I give this action film a 4 out of 5 Popcorns. Discussing this movie with my guest to the screening Jessica Cameron, It held its own with the story and the action was just enough to be entertaining but not over doing it. It’s an entertaining ride which is enjoyable and adds something new to the franchise, a female villain that is equal in every way to any of the male counterparts. Charlize Theron is one of the biggest reasons to watch this movie, having watched it in IMAX was another great part. It’s a movie that benefits from the IMAX experience.

“The Fate of the Furious” is out in theaters April 14.

SCREAM QUEEN STREAM: Go Kart Challenge

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

It’s that time of the week again, “Scream Queen Stream” with Jessica Cameron and Heather Dorff brings a Go Kart Challange.

Find out if Cameron got any of her champion race car driver father’s talent, although she is a self proclaimed bad driver in real life.

See Heather Dorff get competitive, find out how many times she did what she had to do to get to first place.

And the loser of the challenge has to sing a snippet from Sir Mix-alot’s “I Like Big Butts.” Who had to sing it? Watch the “Scream Queen Stream” and find out.

This is definitely a fun video, watch these two beautiful women slam into walls, wipe other drivers out and see how the guys react to being beaten by a girl.

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April: Days Seven & Eight | Playlists & Plans

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Hey everyone!

I’m sorry for falling behind a bit on these daily posts, but last weekend was my birthday! Never fear, I’m in catch-up mode and will try to combine some days so I don’t bombard you with my rambling lol.

For Day Seven, I wanted to talk about Playlists!

I’m a HUGE music lover and I absolutely love finding new artists. I get tired of hearing the same 5 songs in rotation on the radio, so any time I can Shazam a song from a TV show or movie I’m a happy camper! I’m always taking suggestions too, so if you know of anyone I should check out, comment on this post and let me know!

I have a few playlists going on Apple Music right now, but the one I use the most is eclectic to say the least! I have Hailee Steinfeld, ZAYN, Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Syml, Muse, Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, Ruelle and Amber Run. Ruelle is featured a lot on one of my favorite shows, The Originals, and they’re absolutely incredible! I usually add a lot of my Shazam tags to that playlist as well so it’s always growing.

I also have a Justin Timberlake playlist, OneRepublic, The Script and Imagine Dragons. Those four are probably my favorite artists/bands.

How about you? What are you listening to? Is there anyone I should check out?


 
Day Eight is about highlighting what Plans are on my to-do list . . . and there’s a lot! I won’t bore you with everything, but here are the essentials:

  1. Definitely need to hit the gym. In the past year I moved from my home of 29 years to a cute little apartment. For some reason during the chaos of moving and working full-time, I decided it would be a “good idea” to also take 5 online classes. I haven’t had much time within the past year, but now that school has slowed down and I’m almost done, I plan on being at the gym every day.
  2. This past week I started looking for apartments to rent in Georgia, New York and New Jersey. During my search, I stumbled upon a GORGEOUS new home for about half of what it would cost if it were here in Miami. This really made me smarten up about spending/saving money, so saving is definitely on my list of plans.
  3. I graduated high school in 2002 (yes, I’m old) and have been taking college courses here and there ever since. I’ve worked full-time since I was 18 so it wasn’t always easy to put time aside for school. Trying to find online classes or classes that coincide with your work schedule is a bitch! I’ve already received my Associates Degree and Liberal Arts and am about to finish my Bachelors Degree in English – Creative Writing, so now it’s time to think and plan for the possibility of grad school. Am I crazy for considering it? Probably!

 

That’s all I’ll bore you with for now, but let me know what plans you have for the rest of the year!