@Thisfunktional Contest: HBO’s THE YOUNG POPE

@Thisfunktional Contest: HBO’s THE YOUNG POPE

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

HBO’s hit series “The Young Pope” is coming to digital download on April 10 and thisfunktional has a digital copy to give away.

The series caused some controversy, but the majority of the TV critics seemed to be hooked on the series.

Want to binge watch the series? Were you a fan and wanting to watch it again?

Here’s how to enter the contest:
Got to Facebook.com/ThisfunktionalLA and like the page.

On April 10 I will message the winner the code and instructions so they can download a copy of “The Young Pope.”

Disclaimer: 1 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to April 10, 2017 . Winners will be notified on April 10, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by Think Jam.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

Available for Digital Download April 10,
On Blu-ray™ and DVD June 6

Starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Jude Law and Academy Award® winner Diane Keaton, the “superb” (Rolling Stone) HBO® limited series The Young Pope is yours to own on Digital Download April 10, 2017 and on Blu-RayTM and DVD June 6th, 2017. The series, which delves in to the life of a newly elected pope (Law) – the youngest in history and first-ever American – whose audacity, independence and arch-conservatism wreaks havoc within the Vatican. Heralded by critics as “dazzling, riveting” (TV Guide), The Young Pope on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital Download includes all ten episodes of the limited series and three special features including an exclusive new “The Making of The Young Pope” featurette. The Blu-rayTM and DVD release also include a free Digital Download copy.

​​From Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Paolo Sorrentino, the ten-episode limited series The Young Pope tells the fictional story of Lenny Belardo, a.k.a. Pius XIII, the first-ever American Pope and the youngest elected by the College of Cardinals. At first glance, Lenny’s selection over older and more experienced clerics – in particular Cardinal Spencer, a fellow American and Lenny’s mentor – seems part of a simple media strategy by Vatican elders, who no doubt expect the new Pope to toe the line and follow their lead. Instead, Pius XIII eschews the counsel of the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Voiello, and enlists the woman who raised him, Sister Mary, to be his chief confidante. To the chagrin of Voiello and the PR reps who would market the handsome and charming young Pope, Lenny refuses to allow himself to be photographed, and he announces a series of severe, hardline initiatives that confound the Vatican status quo. The Young Pope paints a portrait of a mysterious, complicated man fully aware of the contradictions and consequences of being the conservative leader of a billion followers in a changing world – but unwilling to bend in the execution of his duties.

The ensemble cast includes Jude Law (Lenny Belardo), Diane Keaton (Sister Mary), Scott Shepherd (Cardinal Dussolier), James Cromwell (Cardinal Spencer), Ludivine Sagnier (Esther), Silvio Orlando (Cardinal Voiello), Cécile De France (Sofia), Javier Cámara (Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez), Toni Bertorelli (Cardinal Caltanissetta), and more. All 10 episodes are directed and edited by Paolo Sorrentino, co-writer and director of The Great Beauty and winner of an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2014.

Crowdfunding: DICK PIG Brings to Life the Characters, Stories from the World of Dick Pig

The pig we all love to hate

Written by Jesus Figueroa

It’s been a while since thisfunktional showed support for a crowdfunding project, but “Dick Pig” is a fascinating interactive cartoon project.

Check out the indiegogo project here: igg.me/at/DickPig. (Donate and share all you can). There’s less than two weeks left to reach the goal.

What made this such a fantastic project is that SendADickPig.com  users will be able to select specific characters, decide their fate from numerous animated Dick Pig escapades, and send to friends (and foes) via text, email and social media.

Dick Pig – The Retaliative Telegram, delivering justice one DICK MOVE at a time.

This project is a fusion of the witty adult humor of actress and burlesque show host Cat LaCohie (Vixen DeVille) and artistic talents of former Disney cartoon creator Len Smith. Both have spent their money, time and talents developing this as much as possible.

If their goal is met, this crowdfunding project will allow for Dick Pig to be in complete creative control of LaCohie and Smith and allow them to bring to their audience the best content possible.

What does the donations help with? Well it helps build a website that is optimal to providing the best content possible with the best user interface possible for everyone to enjoy the interactive antics of Dick Pig. Animators will be able to be brought on board to quickly provide more and more content, with storylines, to hopefully propel this project to a TV series for even more people to enjoy Dig Pig.

Then, for the fans, merchandise can be made for everyone of you fans who enjoy Dick Pig to proudly own.

The indiegogo project igg.me/at/DickPig has less than two weeks left to reach the goal.