#Review: JEFF DYE – LIVE FROM MADISON | @JeffDye #comedy #livealbum

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Hey there! If you’re a fan of comedy, you DEFINITELY need to check out this new live album from Jeff Dye!

I saw him live in West Palm Beach about 2 years ago and it was one of the oddest shows I’ve ever experienced. Jeff was fantastic, but the audience comprised of mostly old people who probably got the tickets for free. They didn’t seem to get the majority of the jokes, which was unfortunate because the set was hilarious! I’d driven up from Miami with my best friend and my brother, so I was excited to meet him after the show. Needless to say, I was bummed when he didn’t come out to meet anyone afterwards. My brother spoke to someone at the venue, and Jeff came out specifically to meet us and then went back in his dressing room. He was one of the nicest guys I’ve had the pleasure of talking to and has humor for days. If you want to read my review of that show, you can click HERE.

To say I was stoked about his new live album is an understatement. It’s been a while since his last one and I didn’t know how much I needed this until I decided to listen to it at work today. (By the way . . . I’m still hoping for that Netflix special that was mentioned a while back!) As I was working and listening to the album, I found myself literally laughing out loud, so I would strongly suggest listening to this in your car or home if you work with judgy people with dry senses of humor. Just saying!

Jeff is not afraid to make his audience feel uncomfortable for the sake of the jokes and I think that’s part of his charm. Like most comics, they know that the reaction could go one of two ways and this guy does not give two shits which way that is. He commits to it, he sells it and he makes me laugh so much. You can check it out by clicking HERE and listening for yourself!

Here is some more information about the live album:

Total Run Time: 54 minutes

  1. Hello Madison (Live)
  2. I Could Be Gay (Live)
  3. I’m Pro-Feminism (Live)
  4. Break Up (Live)
  5. Dating Stinks (Live)
  6. I Want Kids (Live)
  7. I Be Drinkin (Live)
  8. White Comic (Live)
  9. Guess Who (Live)

 

You can also catch Jeff Dye on an all-new season of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, which premieres on Monday, January 1st on NBC. What a great way to start the new year!

Movie Review by Kristin: HOME AGAIN | #HomeAgain_Movie #HomeAgainMovie

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Happy Friday, everyone!

I’m back with another movie review! This time I was able to put the phone down and watch HOME AGAIN with the niece and I actually really enjoyed it. Admittedly, I thought I was going to love this one, but I can’t say it’s in my top 5. I did enjoy it though, and I definitely don’t think it deserved the low rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

SYNOPSIS: Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. 

Our first thought about the film is that Reese Witherspoon definitely has some sort of anti-aging elixir that we all need to get our hands on. The woman does not age!

Her performance in this movie was so good! She really embodied the role of a freshly separated mom who is feeling her way through being the new head-of-household. She’s not perfect, she’s sensitive and she’s unwilling to give up on herself and her daughters. That’s something that so many women can relate to and it’s part of the charm of this movie.

The relationships she develops with Harry (Pico Alexander), George (Jon Rudnitsky) and Teddy (Nat Wolff) contribute to the charm as well. Each one fills a void that she is missing since her separation from Austin (Michael Sheen) and, although I probably wouldn’t let three strangers live in my home, it provides the near-perfect situation in Alice’s case.

HOME AGAIN has a great blend of comedy, romance and drama that leaves you wanting more. At only an hour and 37 minutes, I feel like there could’ve been at least another half hour of comedy thrown in there. It was a great watch for sure, but it didn’t completely wow me the way the trailer did.

You can grab a copy of HOME AGAIN on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray now! Check it out and let me know your thoughts!

Movie Review by Kristin: ALLIED | @AlliedMovie #AlliedMovie

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What’s up, movie lovers?

I had some time yesterday to sit down and watch a movie, so I decided to indulge my Brad Pitt-loving self and watch ALLIED on Amazon Prime. It wasn’t my favorite Brad Pitt movie of all time, but the performances were fantastic!

The movie stars Brad Pitt as Max Vatan and Marion Cotillard as Marianne Beauséjour.

SYNOPSIS: In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Ok, so here’s what I thought . . .

The first part of the movie had a fair amount of action, but, I admit, I was hoping for a little more. Max and Marion are posing as husband and wife in order to infiltrate and, later, assassinate a German ambassador. I just felt like there was this huge buildup towards the assassination and then maybe 5 minutes where they actually put the plan into action. Personally, I was more interested in finding out who these people were and why they were put together for this particular mission. I don’t necessarily feel like we ever got that answer where Marianne was concerned though. Even the relationship between Marianne and Max felt contrived as opposed to being able to see them gradually fall in love. When Max asked her to come with him to London, I thought it was still part of a mission rather than genuine affection for her. Sure, there was some sexual tension between them in the first part of the movie, but it just didn’t feel like enough for the relationship to continue on elsewhere. I wasn’t sure what was real and what wasn’t, but maybe that was intentional.

The cinematography here was great also. You really felt like you were in the scene with the characters. One of the craziest scenes was a birth scene where nurses rush the patient out in the street during a bomb raid to deliver her baby. With ash floating around them and fire in the sky, the baby was born surrounded by clapping nurses. It was rather unrealistic, but beautifully shot!

Overall, I’m glad I caught this though. The performances by Pitt and Cotillard were fantastic, but I’m a bit biased where Brad Pitt is concerned (don’t judge me). My jaw dropped at least twice throughout the film, which is always a great thing! I would recommend watching this at least once because it definitely held my interest throughout.

I was able to watch ALLIED for free as part of my Amazon Prime membership, but it’s also available on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray now! Check it out and let me know your thoughts!

THE MIRACLE SEASON – First Official Trailer! | #LiveLikeLine

The Miracle Season - Title TreatmentA teammate they’ll never forget. A season they never expected.

LD Entertainment has just released the official trailer for THE MIRACLE SEASON. The film stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Erin Moriarty and Danika Yarosh.

SYNOPSIS: Based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls’ volleyball team.  After the tragic death of the school’s star player Caroline “Line” Found, the remaining team players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hope of winning the state championship.

THE MIRACLE SEASON is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

 

THE MIRACLE SEASON

Release: April 13, 2018
Director: Sean McNamara
Writers: David Aaron Cohen, Elissa Matsueda
Producers: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Mark Ciardi, Scott Holroyd
Genre: Drama
Cast: Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh, Erin Moriarty
Production Company: LD Entertainment
Distributor: LD Entertainment / Mirror

 

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JIGSAW | Available on Digital 1/9 and 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray Combo & DVD on 1/23 | #jigsawmovie

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The Trap Is Set When Jigsaw Returns on Digital January 9 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-rayCombo Pack and DVD on January 23 from Lionsgate

4K Ultra HD™ to include both Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos®

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The Jigsaw Killer is back and taking his signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level when Jigsaw arrives on Digital January 9 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 23 from Lionsgate. Renown genre directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) and writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger reinvigorate one of the most successful horror franchises of all time with their latest installment starring Tobin Bell (Manson Family Vacation, The Firm, The SAW franchise), Laura Vandervoot (TV’s “Smallville” and “V”), Callum Keith Rennie (TV’s “The Man in the High Castle,” “Californication,” Memento), Brittany Allen (It Stains the Sands Red), Matt Passmore (TV’s “The Glades”), and Hannah Emily Anderson (TV’s “Lizzy Borden Took an Ax”).

In the latest terrifying installment of the legendary SAW series, law enforcement find itself chasing the ghost of a man dead for over a decade, embroiled in a diabolical new game that’s only just begun.  Has John Kramer, the infamous Jigsaw Killer, returned from the dead to commit a series of murders and remind the world to be grateful for the gift of life?  Or is this a trap set by a different killer with designs of their own?

Immerse yourself within Jigsaw’s world with the release’s extensive Special Features, including an all-new 7-Part Documentary, an Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block, and “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” featurette. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby Atmos audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.

The must-see Jigsaw will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block
  • “I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw” 7-Part Documentary
    • “A New Game”
    • “You Know His Name”
    • “Survival of the Fittest”
    • “Death by Design”
    • “Blood Sacrifice”
    • “The Source of Fear”
    • “The Truth Will Set You Free”
  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette

 

DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “I Speak for the Dead: The Legacy of Jigsaw” 7-Part Documentary
    • “A New Game”
    • “You Know His Name”
    • “Survival of the Fittest”
    • “Death by Design”
    • “Blood Sacrifice”
    • “The Source of Fear”
    • “The Truth Will Set You Free”
  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Producers Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Peter Block
  • “The Choice is Yours: Exploring the Props” Featurette

 

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X AMBASSADORS Announce UK and European Headline Tour | @xambassadors #music

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ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR

BRAND NEW ALBUM DUE SPRING 2018   ‘AHEAD OF MYSELF’ THE SINGLE – WATCH VIDEO HERE

FEATURING ON THE SMASH HIT SINGLE ‘HOME’ WITH MACHINE GUN KELLY & BEBE REXHA    

FEATURING ON EMINEM’S NEW ALBUM ‘REVIVAL’

Multi-platinum selling three-piece X Ambassadors have announced their UK and European headline tour in March 2018. The nine-date run will be kicking off at London’s Electric Brixton on March 19th.

The tour comes ahead of their eagerly anticipated new album, co-written with American multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer and musician Scott Harris (Shawn Mendes, Chainsmokers) and due for release in Spring 2018.

The album’s lead single ‘Ahead Of Myself’ was released this summer to great acclaim, and the official video has clocked up over 3 million views on YouTube. The band also sold out their headline show at London’s ULU, and pulled in one of the biggest crowds on the Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.

2015 saw the launch of the US trio onto the music scene across the globe. Their debut album VHS spawned the breakthrough platinum selling #1 Alternative radio track ‘Renegades’ and hits ‘Unsteady’ and ‘Jungle’ and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. VHS has since been gold certified and saw the band embark on a nearly two-year touring odyssey, winning over fans around the world.

X Ambassadors are currently tearing up the US charts with ‘Home’ a collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha, which features on the soundtrack to the new Will Smith Netflix movie ‘Bright’. The track currently holds the #3 spot on Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits – with over 18 million streams – and is at #10 on US iTunes.

The band also feature on the track ‘Bad Husband’ on Eminem’s brand-new album Revival which will be released this Friday (Dec 15th).

They have collaborated with a number of prolific artists such as Tom Morello on the track ‘Collider’, Elle King, A$AP Ferg, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem and labelmates Imagine Dragons and have earlier this year released music for the trailer for the upcoming Tom Cruise film American Made, Transformers: The Last Knight, and the inspirational track ‘Hoping’, which came about following the US presidential election and saw proceeds got to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which is fighting Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

X AMBASSADORS MARCH TOUR DATES

Mon 19th – London, Brixton Electric UK
Tue 20th – Paris, Alhambra FR
Thu 22nd – Amsterdam, Melkweg Max NL
Fri 23rd – Cologne, Luxor GER
Sat 24th – Hamburg, Gruenspan GER
Mon 26th – Berlin, Columbia Theater GER
Tue 27th – Warsaw, Stodola POL
Thu 29th – Moscow, Glav Club RUS
Sat 31st – Kiev, Atlas UKR

 

“One of rock’s hottest new bands”The Independent

“Triumphant, euphoric, immensely uplifting”Clash Magazine

“Bombastic rock that’s as stomping as it is diaristic, leavened by big-tent pop hooks and a hint of hip-hop swagger”Rolling Stone

 

FIND X AMBASSADORS ON; WEBSITE / FACEBOOK / TWITTER / YOUTUBE

Enter to Win: FLATLINERS | #Giveaway #FlatlinersMovie

Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page (Best Actress, Juno, 2007), Diego Luna (Rogue One) and Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) star in the contemporary take on the 90’s fan favorite FLATLINERS, available now on digital (as of December 12) and on Blu-ray and DVD December 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Also experiencing the chilling consequences of exploring the one line that should never be crossed are James Norton (“War & Peace”), Kiersey Clemons (Justice League) and Kiefer Sutherland (the original Flatliners).

The bonus content for FLATLINERS on digital, Blu-ray and DVD includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes. “Just What the Doctor Ordered” catches the cast and crew reflecting on working with Director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Dead Man Down), along with an interview from Niels on his directing style and vision. In “The Ultimate Question,” the cast and crew decide whether or not they would flatline if they could and offer the revealing reasons behind their decisions.

The FLATLINERS digital and Blu-ray releases are loaded with additional exclusive bonus material, including deleted and extended scenes, plus two more behind-the-scenes featurettes. The featurette “Reviving a Cult Classic” explores the differences in tone, concepts and creative design from the original film and the update, featuring comments from producer and film icon Michael Douglas, while in “Making the Rounds,” the cast shares what intrigued them most about their characters, their experiences on the set, and their favorite film moments.

SYNOPSIS: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the supernatural consequences of trespassing to the other side.


 

Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Kflatliners

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning!  😉

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

 

This promotion will end December 20 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.


Directed by Niels Arden Oplev with a story by Peter Filardi and a screenplay by Ben Ripley, FLATLINERS was produced by Laurence Mark, Michael Douglas and Peter Safran and executive produced by Michael Bederman, Robert Mitas, David Blackman, Brian Oliver and Hassan Taher.

Digital & Blu-ray Bonus Materials Include:

  • Deleted & Extended Scenes
  • Four Featurettes
    • “Reviving a Cult Classic”
    • “Making the Rounds”
    • “Just What the Director Ordered”
    • “The Ultimate Question”

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

  • Two Featurettes:
    • “Just What the Director Ordered”
    • “The Ultimate Question”

 

FLATLINERS has a run time of approximately 110 minutes and is rated PG-13 for violence and terror, sexual content, language, thematic material, and some drug references.

 

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