@Thisfunktional #Contest: WONDER WOMAN Prize Pack

@Thisfunktional #Contest: WONDER WOMAN Prize Pack

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Get ready for one EPIC movie. “Wonder Woman” comes to theaters June 2 and Thisfunktional has a great way for everyone to get excited.

Thisfunktional has an opportunity for three people to win a “Wonder Woman” prize pack – including 1 WONDER WOMAN Hat, 1 WONDER WOMAN Insulated Water Bottle, 1 WONDER WOMAN Women’s Tank and 1 WONDER WOMAN Tote Bag.

Sounds awesome, right?

All you need to do to enter is like my Facebook page: ThisfunktionalLA, share the contest 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 May 30, 2017. Winners will be notified on May 30, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by 42 West.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

“Wonder Woman” hits movie theaters around the world June 2 when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins.

Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Saïd Taghmaoui and Eugene Brave Rock.Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior.

Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat.

Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.Patty Jenkins directed the film from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, story by Zack Snyder & Allan Heinberg and

Jason Fuchs, based on characters from DC. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston.

The film was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Richard Suckle, with Stephen Jones, Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Wesley Coller and Rebecca Steel Roven serving as executive producers.

Joining Jenkins behind the camera were director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto, Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh, and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming. The music is by composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Tencent Pictures and Wanda Pictures, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, “Wonder Woman.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content.

#WonderWoman
in theaters June 2
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@Thisfunktional talks with actress Kate Tumanova AMERICAN EXORCISM

@Thisfunktional talks with actress Kate Tumanova AMERICAN EXORCISM

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Model and actress Kate Tumanova talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about playing the lead role of Caroline in “American Exorcism.”

After talking with Tumanova about the movie before watching it and then raving about the movie after watching it, Thisfunktional finally gets to bring some insight to the film by talking with Tumanova who plays the lead actress Caroline.

After narrowly surviving a harrowing possession himself Damon Richter was left with abnormal abilities that allow him to help those fellow souls similarly tormented.

With the help of his best friend and partner Padre, Damon has embraced these powers for good until a routine exorcism goes terribly wrong forcing his family to suffer greatly.

Damon chooses a life of isolation and reflection abandoning his calling until Padre returns one day with alarming concerns about this daughter Caroline who he abandoned for her own protection.

Padre and Damon must learn to work together again in order to save Caroline from the same demonic influence that first tore Damon’s family apart.

Kate Tumanova is a highly-respected 26 year-old actress, model and host, who during her 15 year-long career has built an impressive resume that includes appearances in commercials, short films, new media, print, features, theatre performances and music videos among other Projects.

Amongst her most notable projects is the lead role of Caroline in the independent film, “American Exorcism,” which released on May 2, across digital platforms, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1 by Thriller Films.

Kate was born and raised in Moscow Russia as an only child in a very tight-knit family, who she credits for her inspiration and success.

Having an accomplished singer, poet and composer as a mother, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the arts at an early age.

She began by enrolling in various acting classes and participated in stage productions that allowed her to explore various forms of acting.

Relentlessly pursuing her dreams, Kate moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and quickly enrolled in a series of acting classes to perfect her skills.

In 2014, she completed an MFA Program in Acting for Film.

Kate is a graduate of Moscow State University with a Masters in Sociology and is fluent in both her native Russian and English.

When she isn’t working, Kate enjoys being in the kitchen, cooking for herself and friends. She currently resides in Hollywood, CA.

AMERICAN EXORCISM
is out on Digital HD now 
and will be on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 1

Enter to Win! ‘THE SHACK’ on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack |#theshack #giveaway

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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_BDOCrdBased 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.

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

WHAT WAS IT THAT INTRIGUED YOU ABOUT THIS MOVIE, AND WHY?

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

In the subject line – THE SHACK Giveaway

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This promotion will end May 31 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.

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 Scenes

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FEAR FACTOR is back! Tune in to MTV on May 30!

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FEAR FACTOR is back and more exciting than ever with new host, hip-hop superstar and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

The new installment will include thrilling new stunts inspired by today’s technology, horror films, and viral videos. MTV is asking participants to perform the most insane stunts in Fear Factor history! Contestants will be put under extreme pressure and forced to overcome their biggest fears while battling it out for the $50,000 grand prize.

Are you ready for the most exciting reality revival on TV? Catch the new generation of Fear Factor, premiering on MTV, Tuesday, May 30 at 10/9C.


El show FEAR FACTOR vuelve a la televisión con más fuerza que nunca! Entre sus múltiples novedades tiene nuevo conductor, la superestrella de hip-hop y actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.

La nueva entrega incluirá emocionantes e impactantes nuevos escenarios inspirados por la tecnología actual, películas de terror y videos virales. MTV pide a los participantes que realicen las acrobacias más locas de la historia de Fear Factor! Los concursantes serán sometidos a presiones extremas y serán forzados a superar sus mayores miedos mientras que luchan por el premio de 50.000 dólares.

Estás preparado para el regreso del reality más emocionante de la televisión? No te pierdas la nueva generación de Fear Factor, estreno en MTV el martes 30 de mayo a las 10/9C.

 

 

DESPICABLE ME 3 | New Trailer | #DespicableMe3 in theaters June 30

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DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30, 2017

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

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, DM3_BusTransitShltr_GruLife_RGB_1REVtheir 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. www.despicable.me

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


 
El equipo responsable de Despicable Me y los mayores éxitos animados de 2013 y 2015, Despicable Me 2 y Minions, regresa para continuar con las aventuras de Gru, Lucy, sus adorables hijas —Margo, Edith y Agnes— y los minions. Despicable Me 3, dirigida por Pierre Coffin y Kyle Balda, codirigida por Eric Guillon, y escrita por Cinco Paul junto con Ken Daurio, se estrenará en los cines el 30 de junio de 2017.

La película animada es producida por Chris Meledandri y Janet Healy de Illumination, y el productor ejecutivo es Chris Renaud.

A Steve Carell y Kristen Wiig se unen en Despicable Me 3 el ganador de los premios Emmy, Tony y Grammy Trey Parker, co-creador del éxito mundial de Comedy Central South Park y el fantástico éxito de Broadway The Book of Mormon. Parker presta su voz al villano Balthazar Bratt, una ex estrella de cine que tuvo éxito de pequeño y que creció obsesionado con el personaje que interpretaba en la década del ’80, y resulta ser el adversario más formidable que Gru haya enfrentado hasta ahora. www.despicable.me

Género:  Comedia de aventuras de animación digital en 3D
Reparto:  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate y Julie Andrews
Director:  Pierre Coffin junto con Kyle Balda
Codirector:  Eric Guillon
Guionistas:  Cinco Paul junto con Ken Daurio
Productores:   Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy
Productor ejecutivo:  Chris Renaud

Movie Review by Kristin: BAYWATCH | #BeBaywatch #Baywatch

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What’s up, beaches??? Sorry, I just had to…

I got to see a screening of BAYWATCH last night here in Miami and, I have to admit, it was a bit better than I expected!

Now, I used to watch the BAYWATCH TV show back in the 90s, so my initial thought was Oh no, this is most definitely going to flop; It’s going to have cheesy moments of reflection that will kill the funny, etc. I can’t sit here and say that it was the best movie I’ve seen in years, but comedy-wise it ranks pretty high on my list.

SYNOPSIS: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. 

Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have amazing comedic chemistry throughout the entire film. Every scene they were in together had me laughing hysterically. Especially because Mitch (Dwayne Johnson) refused to say Brody’s (Zac Efron) name and, instead, opted for any boyband name he could think of.

The storyline was mildly interesting. The “team” takes matters into their own hands when Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra) threatens their bay by selling drugs and ruthlessly killing whoever gets in her way. Honestly, I probably could’ve done without the dragged out dramatic storyline, but it did tie in with what the team was trying to accomplish, so I guess it worked in that respect.

I know many people are trying to find out if this movie is acceptable for the little ones to watch. My 12-year-old niece came with me and it wasn’t all that bad BUT there are a ton of dirty conversations, an incident with someone’s junk getting stuck between two wooden slats from a beach chair, and a moment where a dead man’s penis is definitely front and center. The scenes are definitely funny, but if you don’t want your child seeing a penis on-screen, definitely be on alert during the scene at the morgue. You’re welcome!

Overall, I thought it was a decent movie. Like I said, not my favorite movie of all time, but I think it’s definitely worth a viewing. Try to remember that they’re sort of spoofing the TV show, so a few of the action scenes are a bit far-fetched, but the chemistry between the cast and the comedic timing of everyone involved is what makes this movie worth seeing.

 

 

You can catch BAYWATCH in theaters May 25!

 

 

‘GOOD TIME’ Trailer Starring Robert Pattinson | #goodtime #movie

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The first trailer for GOOD TIME is a haywire symphony of violence and mayhem, featuring Robert Pattinson and original music from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s latest film will have its world premiere In-Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next week. 

d783a63f-60b7-4ad0-b130-70b511bc79f8Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Constantine finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.

 IN THEATERS AUGUST 11 –

The Originals | S4E9 | “Queen Death” Review [podcast]

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What’s up, peeps??? How are you all coping after Friday’s episode??? It took me a while to pick my jaw up off the ground, but I know things will work out for our Mikaelsons! I mean…they will, right?!?!?!

Mike and I got together this afternoon to talk about last night’s episode and it was an interesting podcast, to say the least lol.

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode. If you listened last week, you know that Mike gave me some homework to do. I had to pitch our app idea to someone involved with The Originals and I’d say I got an A haha.

Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) and Instagram to keep up with our shenanigans!

SYNOPSIS: When The Hollow sends a terrifying message to Vincent, he must team with Hayley and Freya to embark on a desperate mission to stop the Hollow once and for all – even if it requires a heartbreaking sacrifice. Refusing to allow anyone in his family to pay the high price of defeating their enemy, Klaus makes a surprising alliance and enacts a plan that threatens to change the Mikaelson family forever.

 

Special shout outs to our friends over on Twitter this week: @theoriginalsaaf, @tvdfansonline and @trentontess!

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

Unfortunately we have a bit of a break now, so make sure to catch the next episode of The Originals on June 2 at 8/7c on The CW!

‘KILL ‘EM ALL’ | Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital June 6th

Action Legend Jean-Claude Van Damme is Back In the Explosive Thriller

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Own it on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital June 6

 

Kill'em All Dom BD 3D FrontleftAction legend Jean-Claude Van Damme (The Expendables 2, Universal Soldier series) is back in the explosively entertaining thriller KILL’EM ALL, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital June 6, 2017, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by famed fight choreographer Peter Malota, who worked with Van Damme on the action classics Double Impact and Universal Soldier, this fast-paced, pulse-pounding movie finds the international superstar caught up in a deadly plot of intrigue and revenge. The original Bloodsport star also faces off on screen for the first time ever against Bloodsport 2-4 star Daniel Bernhardt (John Wick) in a showdown action aficionados won’t want to miss. Costarring María Conchita Alonso (Predator 2, The Running Man), Peter Stormare (John Wick: Chapter 2, 22 Jump Street), Autumn Reeser (TV’s “The Arrangement”) and Kris Van Damme (Welcome to the Jungle, 6 Bullets), KILL’EM ALL is packed with hard-hitting fight scenes fans have come to expect from the name Van Damme.

Synopsis: After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down.  His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge.  With enough twists and turns, KILL’EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

KILL’EM ALL was written by Jesse Cilio (The Perfect Weapon, The Story of Your Life), Brian Smolensky (Searching for Fortune, The Gadarene Swine) and Craig Stewart. It was produced by Rafael Primorac (The Perfect Weapon, Day of the Mummy) and Richard Salvatore (I Am Wrath, The Big Wedding). Executive producers are Stuart Alson, David Coppa, John S. Hicks, Jeff Miller, Felix McNulty and Andre Relis. Co-producers are Yvan Gauthier, Joe Lemmon and Peter Organ.

It has a run time of approximately 95 minutes and is rated R for violence and language.

 

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‘THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS’ | On Digital HD 6/27 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand 7/11

VIN DIESEL, DWAYNE JOHNSON, JASON STATHAM AND CHARLIZE THERON FACE OFF IN THE MOST EXPLOSIVE CHAPTER YET OF THE ACTION FRANCHISE THAT LEAVES ALL OTHERS IN ITS DUST

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JUNE 27, 2017 AND 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY ™ , DVD AND ON DEMAND ON JULY 11, 2017 WITH DIGITAL EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

 

FateOfTheFurious_3D_BD_amaray_CANThe #1 action film in the world, The Fate of the Furious, goes full-throttle on Digital HD on June 27, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray ™ , DVD and On Demand on July 11, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew criss-crosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before- seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, The Fate of the Furious will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection.

Now that Dom (Vin Diesel, XXX, Riddick), and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez, Avatar, Resident Evil) are married, Brian and Mia have retired from the game, and the rest of the crew has been exonerated, the globetrotting team seems to have found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar ® winner Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Snow White and the Huntsman) lures Dom back into the world of crime and convinces him to betray those closest to him, the crew faces new trials that will test them as never before.

The Fate of the Furious reunites Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch, The Other Guys), Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Expendables), Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson (Transformers, Ride Along 2) and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges (No Strings Attached, Max Payne) in a heart-stopping new adventure that also features Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Hateful Eight) and Scott Eastwood (Gran Torino, Suicide Squad).

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY ™ :

  • The Cuban Spirit – As the first major studio motion picture to shoot in Cuba in decades, the country’s effusive spirit permeates the making of the film.
  • In the Family – In The Fate of the Furious, family ties are put to the ultimate test. Get an inside look at the family divide.
  • Car Culture – It’s time to put yourself in the driver’s seat of the supercharged vehicles showcased in The Fate of the Furious.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY ™ AND DVD:

  • All About the Stunts – Go behind the scenes to witness how The Fate of the Furious accomplished the most epic stunts in franchise history.
  • Extended Fight Scenes
  • Feature Commentary with Director F. Gary Gray

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS EXTENDED DIRECTOR’S CUT

Director F. Gary Gray’s never-before- seen extended cut and the Theatrical release are available on all physical products (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray ™ , and DVD) that will include digital codes for both versions. Also available on digital platforms.

The Fate of the Furious will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ™ , Blu-ray ™ and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HD combo 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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Hashtag: #F8

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The Originals | S4E8 | “Voodoo in My Blood” Review [podcast]

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Helloooooooo, The Originals fans!!

Mike and I FINALLY got together last night to talk about The Originals!

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you think of our new idea for an app featuring the voice of Charles Michael Davis! Haha! I mean, wouldn’t you enjoy an app that lets you hear the BEST speeches ever for any occasion? I think we’re on to something here!

As always, reach out to us on Twitter  (@ThisIsKristin_ and @mikethemovieguy) or Instagram and let us know your thoughts on the episode and where you think our favorite vamps (and witches) might be headed!

SYNOPSIS: After being summoned by the ancestors, Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and come face to face with Davina, Klaus’ former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow’s demise. Meanwhile, old wounds are re-opened when Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance. Together, they meet with Alaric who has tracked down a crucial artifact that could help in their fight against The Hollow. 

 

Special shout outs to our friends over on Twitter this week: @theoriginalsaaf, @tvdfansonline and @trentontess!

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

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

Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER with Its All-New Summertime Enhancement THE NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE Inviting Guests to Experience the Immersive Land in a Whole New Light, Beginning June 23

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Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR.

Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywoodintroduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” willshine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series.

The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run.

Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.​Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life inthe 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 watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the incredibly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, now enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

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“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding 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.

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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.

DESPICABLE ME 3 | Watch the New Clip | #DespicableMe3

DESPICABLE ME 3 – In Theaters June 30

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dm3_teaser-posterIllumination, 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

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Screening #Giveaway #PiratesLife

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
LOS ANGELES (Burbank)
Tuesday, May 23
7:30PM
AMC Burbank

Here’s how you enter the giveaway…

Email me your FIRST and LAST NAME to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the subject line – #PiratesLife

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This promotion will end May 21 at 10:00 AM. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit up to two (2) passes per person. Seating is first-come, first-serve basis. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

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IN THEATERS MAY 26

Movie Review by Kristin: EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING | #everythingeverything

Ok, let me first say that this trailer captured my attention immediately when it was released. Not just because my niece has had a crush on Nick Robinson since Jurassic World either. It was because I actually felt the chemistry between Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg in a trailer that was less than three minutes long.

With that being said, I went into the screening for this movie having NOT read the book, so I have nothing to compare it to, but now I definitely want to read it!

I thought the film was GREAT! I had a preconceived notion that it would be the typical young, teen angst/love story where you end up sobbing into a box of tissues because you can most definitely predict the outcome.

Spoiler alert: I was wrong. For the most part anyway.

The movie follows a young girl, Maddy, who has just turned 18 and has never left her house due to an illness called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Basically her immune system sucks and can’t fight off even the most mild of infections or allergies. Her life is turned upside down when a cutie pie, Olly, moves in next door and has his eyes set on her from the beginning. He awakens her need to know what it’s like to truly live outside the confines of her home.

The casting for this movie was fantastic. Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg had great chemistry. When their characters felt awkward, it was obvious. When they developed feelings for each other, you could feel it. When worry and confusion set in, you felt that too. There were funny moments combined with sad moments, mixed with a little worry and anxiety about whether Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) would live or die, and it all marinated into a beautiful story about falling in love and truly living your life.

Sure, there could have been a bit more character development that I’m sure was missing from the book to film adaptation, but I still thought it was a solid movie that I would most definitely see again. Perhaps an extra 30 minutes might have done the trick. Even so, my brother, who is a 37-year-old man that literally hates chick flicks even said it was a very good movie. I’m looking at all you guys that think it’s uncool to watch movies like this hahaha. I promise you, it’s okay! 

If it’s any consolation to you book lovers out there, my niece’s friend saw the movie with me and she’d read the book. She said they stuck to the book for the most part. I can not confirm nor deny that personally, but I will definitely check the book out now to fill in any blanks I might have had while watching the movie (and there weren’t many).

So go out with your friends and family to check out Everything, Everything in theaters May 19! You won’t regret it!

You should also check out the novel of the same title by Nicola Yoon (like I’m going to do)!

Have you seen it yet? When you do, let me know what you thought!

Acclaimed Late-Night Television Host PLATANITO Will Make His Crossover Debut on TV Land’s LOPEZ

Marking another milestone in his 40-year long career, Late-night television host, Platanito (whose birth name is Sergio Verduzco) is set to make his mainstream television debut on May 17 at 10:30 p.m. on TV Land’s “Lopez,” a semi-autobiographical sitcom starring renowned actor and comedian, George Lopez.

Lopez, who had already developed a friendship with Platanito and had appeared twice in his show, created a special guest role for him.

The episode sees Lopez emerge from a horrible setup and on a quest to save his reputation with Hispanics from the resulting chaos.

To do so, Manolo (Anthony “Citric” Campos) recommends for him to go on “Noches con Platanito” to save his career, since he is like the Jimmy Fallon in Spanish.

“Noches con Platanito,” which airs on weekdays on Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting) at 9 p.m. is the only Spanish-language late night talk show of its kind and will soon reach its 500th episode this fall.

“It’s such an honor for me to collaborate with the great George Lopez. We’ve developed a cool friendship. George has been very supportive of my show the times we’ve had him as a guest on Noches Con Platanito. Having the chance to participate in his show has been one of those great magical moments in my career,” Verduzco said.


About Platanito:
A Mexico City native with a career spanning over 30 years, Sergio Verduzco has become one of the most recognized comedians in the Spanish-speaking world with his signature clown character “Platanito” that is known for his cunning and edgy comedic style.

He created his clown persona at four years old, which began as a game that turned into a profession that has seen him utilize his innate ability to ignite laughter to enlist millions of fans of all ages. Shying away from political humor, but often employing the Mexican routine of creating humor to deal with great tragedies, his fans immediately feel connected to his jokes.

His character “Platanito” had a deliberate inception. Mexico already had a comedian named “Mecatico” and Verduzco found the name “Platanito” to be an appropriate one. It has become his golden seal that is now a purveyor of laughter.

Behind all that makeup, there is a cordial and tenacious man. He is an accomplished family man with an unrelenting passion for his craft and stage.

He became well know to television audiences via his show on the network Tele Hit, which he utilized as a platform for expressive language. Alongside his colleges Vero and Juan Frese and celebrity guests, he created an extraordinary production with musicians, lights, sounds and beautiful models.

He currently hosts the late-night television show “Estrellas con Platanito” on Estrella TV (Liberman Broadcasting). The show airs weekly at 9pm and is the only Spanish-language late night talk show of its kind and will soon reach its 500th episode this fall.

@Thisfunktional #Contest: JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Blu-ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Thisfunktional has three copies of “John Wick Charter 2” to give away to some lucky winners.

For fans of the first “John Wick” the sequel keeps up with the great action of the first one.

This action packed movie is coming soon to 4K HD, blu-ray and DVD on June 13, but three lucky winners can win it from Thisfunktional.com,

Here’s how to enter the contest:
Follow my Instagram (instagram.com/thisfunktional) and comment your username bellow.

You have to be following me so I can message you with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Disclaimer: 3 winners will be chosen. Contest runs to June 03, 2017 . Winners will be notified on June 05, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by MPRM COMM.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

 

Keanu ReevesReturns as the Legendary Assassin in the Action-Packed Thrill Ride Arriving on Digital HD May 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTMCombo Pack, and DVD on June 13 from Lionsgate

“John Wick: Chapter 2,” the highly anticipated, hard-hitting second installment in the thrilling John Wick saga, shoots its way onto Digital HD May 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand June 13 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company.

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix franchise) returns with director Chad Stahelski (John Wick) and writer Derek Kolstad (John Wick) in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller. Reeves stars alongside an all-star cast including Bridget Moynahan (TV’s “Blue Bloods”), Ian McShane (TV’s upcoming “American Gods”), John Leguizamo (American Ultra), Common (Selma), Peter Stormare (TV’s upcoming “American Gods”) and, reuniting with Reeves for the first time since The Matrix films, Laurence Fishburne (TV’s “Hannibal”).Legendary hit man John Wick is forced out of retirement again by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild.

Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases feature over three hours of extensive bonus material including feature-length audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, three deleted scenes, nine featurettes, the official John Wick “Kill Count” video, and the Dog Wick short.

Featurettes include “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick,” featuring the cast discussing the success of the first film; “Training John Wick,” showing Keanu Reeves and Common training with guns, cars, and hand-to-hand combat; “Wick-vizzed,” which looks at the blueprint “pre-viz” of John Wick’s action beats; “As Above, so Below: The Underworld of John Wick,” exploring the assassin’s underworld in the movie; “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership,” delving into the long-standing relationship between Keanu Reeves and one-time stunt coordinator – and now director – Chad Stahelski; “Car Fu Ridealong,” where fans can experience a true ride-along with Keanu Reeves and the stunt driver; “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene,” breaking down one of the fight sequences from concept to screen; and “Wick’s Toolbox,” looking into John Wick’s bag of tricks.

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions will also feature Dolby Atmos audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.The DVD release features audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, and the featurettes “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” and “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick.” John Wick: Chapter 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • ‘Training John Wick” Featurette
  • “WICK-vizzed” Featurette
  • “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • “Car Fu Ridealong” Featurette
  • “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene” Featurette
  • “Wick’s Toolbox” Featurette
  • “Kill Count” Featurette
  • Dog Wick Short
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski

@Thisfunktional Movie Review: LOWRIDERS

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

A story fitting an east Los Angeles Culture that has been around for many years, “Lowriders” has an iconic look and style fitting of east LA.

Although the music is modernized, there is no classic oldies which the car clubs enjoy showcasing their cars to in this story of a new generation of Hispanics keeping tradition alive.

Danny, played by Gabriel Chavarria, is a great example of the new generation of Hispanics. The culture isn’t lost to him, just the emphasis of his drive goes a different direction.

Chavarria is great as the confused kid thinking he knows everything and has everything figured out. His drive and evolution capture the audience’s attention and gives a voice to young Hispanics like his character.

Ghost, played by Theo Rossi, is impactful throughout. The character is a catalyst for change and understanding while being also troubled.

Rossi is brilliant and fits this character fantastic. The persistent nature of his character is captured, the complex rivalry is made prominent through mannerisms as well as the tone of voice used, even more when facial expressions and body language express the discomfort or anger as much as the delivery of the strong words.

The patria of the family Miguel, played by Damian Bichir, is a strong stubborn Hispanic father. His cold, scared to show emotion character was powerful.

Bichir seems like he is picked from the streets of east Los Angeles. His quiet, cold and stubborn portrayal of this character speaks to the social being of typical fathers who look to conceal emotion to show strength.

These three characters drive the movie and the cars they showcase are extraordinary while also being fitting of the peacocking they do to grab each other’s attention, yet still are confused as to why there’s such a division between family.

Danny’s girlfriend Lorelai, played by Melissa Benoist, helps to show Danny how he keeps himself from accepting all that he is.

Benoist isn’t always such a strong character in past projects, but she is able to be the passionate guardian character beautifully. Her strength is shown and she helps to bring out the complexity on Chavarria’s character. It’s a brilliant performance.

Miguel’s wife Gloria, played by Eva Longoria, serves as a rock to Miguel. The character isn’t on screen much, but the moral compass she is to this family helps to bring out even more out of these characters.

Longoria uses the few lines of dialogue she has to make a grand statement which connects the history behind the lowrider culture to the struggle going on between Miguel and his sons. The performance is great and she makes her impact.

Beside the car story, which it digs into the history and culture behind the lowrider tradition, the story has a depth which makes a commentary into the social construct of the Hispanic family.

“Lowriders” is one of the few movies of 2017 which tells a human story in a natural way which audiences of any ethnicity or age can relate to.

This isn’t the fictitious la la land LA scenery, it can almost be an east LA story family drama pulled from the streets of LA.

It’s beautiful to see the gritty less than perfect LA scenery and the dysfunctional family story which almost puts a mirror to the hispanic family dynamic.

“Lowriders” is a gorgeous story which doesn’t need a hero, doesn’t need a villain and that still constructs a story which is exceptional.

Forget about legends and myths, there’s no CG in the real world and no explosions are needed to tell this modern story that is fantastic for this day and time.

“Lowriders” is a coming-of-age story for the youth, for the parents and for those who need that family unit to understand each other more.

“Lowriders” is in theaters now.

FOX Announces LIVE Musical Production of RENT

 

Award-Winning Producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, “La La Land”) and the Estate of Writer/Composer Jonathan Larson to Executive-Produce

FOX has announced a live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “RENT.”

Acclaimed film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, “La La Land,” “Wicked”), along with the estate of writer/composer Jonathan Larson, will executive-produce the event.
Additional details and auspices to be announced.

“We are so honored to partner with the estate of the brilliant Jonathan Larson and producer Marc Platt on one of the great musicals of our time,” Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, said. “The title is so iconic, the music is so beloved, and the themes are as meaningful today as they were when the show first premiered on Broadway. With Marc overseeing this project, we are sure it will have a profound impact on the legions of fans who know and love this musical.”

“‘Rent’​​ was Jonathan’s dream of sharing the ​theater and the passion he had for it with a whole new generation,” Julie and Al Larson said. “None of us could have imagined the massive impact that the messages and themes in ‘Rent’ would have on the ​theater​ community or the world…except for Jonathan. We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing Jonathan’s legacy and ​the still-relevant ​themes of ​the show in this way.”

A re-imagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” and set in New York City’s gritty East Village, “Rent” tells the unforgettable story of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams during a time of great social and political turmoil.

After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson’s tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.“Rent” originally was produced in New York by New York Theatre Workshop and on Broadway by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop.

RENT will be executive-produced by Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Julie Larson, Al Larson and Revolution Studios’ Vince Totino, Scott Hemming and Marla Levine.

FOX Partners with Warner Horizon Unscripted Television for the Live Musical Production A CHRISTMAS STORY

 

Award-Winning Producer Marc Platt to Executive-Produce the LIVE Holiday Event,

 

Inspired by the Beloved Feature Film “A Christmas Story” and
the Tony Award-Nominated “A Christmas Story: The Musical”
Tony Award Nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen”)
to Write Several New Songs for the LIVE TV Event;
Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (GREASE: LIVE) to Adapt Book

Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, “La La Land”) on the LIVEmusical event “A CHRISTMAS STORY,” inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”

The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX.Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, recent Tony Award nominees for the musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” and lyricists of “La La Land’s” Academy Award-winning song, “City of Stars,” also scored “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” and will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (GREASE: LIVE) adapting the book.

“‘A Christmas Story’ is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time – audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it – and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television,” David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, said. “The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to LIVE television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”

“I can’t believe how incredibly lucky we are to have Marc Platt producing this iconic Christmas classic,” Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, said. “Marc is the defining voice in this genre and it’s amazing to have this caliber of talent leading what is sure to be a new standard in live musical events.”

“A Christmas Story: The Musical” was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score (Pasek and Paul) and Best Book of a Musical.

The original Broadway production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical” opened Nov. 19, 2012.
Based on the writings of Jean Shepherd, the book was written by Joseph Robinette, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.The musical was based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story,” written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and the novel “In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd.

The now-classic 1983 feature film, which became a sleeper hit, has since taken on a new life, along with growing critical acclaim, to become a perennial holiday favorite beloved by families and kids of all ages.”A CHRISTMAS STORY” will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serving as co-executive producers and writers. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will compose music and lyrics for the event.

About Marc Platt
Platt is the Emmy Award-winning producer of FOX’s GREASE: LIVE. He is also an Academy Award-nominated producer, most recently for director Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.” Platt has developed some of the most successful film, theater and television projects of the last 30 years. His film resume includes such titles as “Legally Blonde,” “Into the Woods,” “Drive,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “Scott Pilgrim” and “Wanted.” He is also the producer of the Broadway mega-hit “Wicked,” which has been seen by more than 50 million fans worldwide and globally has racked up $4 billion. A former film executive, Platt served as president of production for three movie studios, where he oversaw box office and critical successes, including “Philadelphia,” “Rudy,” “As Good As It Gets,” “Legends of the Fall” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”

About Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, THE MICK, LETHAL WEAPON, LUCIFER, GOTHAM, 24: LEGACY, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, NEW GIRL, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, STAR, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, BOB’S BURGERS, HELL’S KITCHEN, MASTERCHEF, MASTERCHEF JUNIOR and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE; as well as new event series SHOTS FIRED and PRISON BREAK. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports and Sunday morning news. Through the FOX NOW app, FOX viewers can watch full episodes of their favorite FOX shows on a variety of digital platforms, while enjoying enhanced interactive and social capabilities around those shows. Download the FOX NOW app at fox.com/foxnow. To watch primetime programming live on the web, visit fox.com/live. “Like” FOX on Facebook at facebook.com/FOXTV and follow the network on Twitter @FOXTV. For additional information about FOX, please visit fox.com.

About Warner Horizon Unscripted Television
Warner Horizon Unscripted Television is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of primetime reality series for both network and cable. A division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, led by Mike Darnell, Warner Horizon’s Unscripted slate includes “The Voice,” “Little Big Shots,” “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted “Ellen’s Game Of Games,” for NBC; “The Bachelor” franchise, which also includes “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor In Paradise” and “After Paradise,” for ABC; an all-new LOVE CONNECTION, hosted by Andy Cohen, for FOX; and the “Happily Ever After” franchise for Freeform, featuring former “Bachelor” cast members Ben and Lauren and the Twins, among others.