HAAS Comes To Life In Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their debut single, “Behind Those Eyes,” out on all digital platforms NOW. After an extensive about of self-discovery and reflection, lead vocalist Sam Haas brings the project to life through a reflective set of lyrics in “Behind Those Eyes.” With the track’s music video release to follow on February 12th, HAAS approaches the broad pop/rock genre with ease; “Behind Those Eyes” showcases pulsing, rhythmic guitars and powerful lead vocals, reminiscent of 2000’s artists Kelly Clarkson and The Veronicas. The single paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out later this year. About the single, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Behind Those Eyes” is the debut single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about the dynamics of my relationship with my sister, at a particular point in time, and how an outside influence was changing my perception of her. The song shows the emotional roller coaster that was a year of my life. It shows how an outside influence can have so much influence over someone. This is a song about my efforts to “save” her, but at some point, you have to stop trying and move on. Though this song is immensely personal, I believe that it can be applied to any type of relationship.”

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Behind Those Eyes” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

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Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Live on NBC’s “TODAY” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” On Wednesday, January 30th

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MULTI-PLATINUM INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR LUIS FONSI LIVE ON NBC’S “TODAY” AND “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON” ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

The Coach of Telemundo’s Hit Singing Competition “La Voz” (The Voice), Offers a Special Interview on NBC’s Morning Show and Joins the Late-Night Host Jimmy Fallon to Perform his Latest Hit “Imposible”

img_6408Multi-platinum international superstar Luis Fonsi, Coach of Telemundo’s first season of LA VOZ (The Voice), will be featured on NBC’s “Today” (7-10am ET) and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (11:35pm ET), this Wednesday, January 30. The award-winning music megastar will talk about his music career and his participation in the U.S. Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition “The Voice,” airing on Telemundo Sundays at 9pm ET.  Fonsi will also perform his latest hit “Imposible” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. The multi-platinum and five-time Billboard award winner, who will release his highly anticipated ninth studio VIDA worldwide on February 1, was honored with seven Guinness World Records titles for his chart-topping and making history with his worldwide hit “Despacito.” Additionally, he became YouTube’s “Top Five Most Viewed Artist” of 2018 by reaching more than 7.6 billion combined views with “Despacito,” “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, “Calypso,” and his latest hit “Imposible.” Also in 2018, the Puerto Rican singer and songwriter won seven Billboard Latin Music Awards and five Latin Grammy Awards. In addition to his commitment as the spokesperson for St. Jude Children Hospital’s “Thanks and Giving” campaign, Fonsi is an ambassador of Puerto Rico’s Tourism and is the founder of Luis Fonsi Foundation to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

Telemundo’s LA VOZ (The Voice), hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal, features award-winning Latinx music megastar Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Carlos Vives and Wisin, as Coaches of the first-ever Spanish-language edition for the U.S. to discover some of the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Fans can join Telemundo.com/LaVoz and its YouTube channel and follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and join all the action of their favorite team with the Coaches hashtags: #TeamFonsi; #TeamGuzman; #TeamVives; and #TeamWisin.

About TODAY:

NBC News pioneered the morning news program when it launched TODAY in 1952 with Dave Garroway as host. For more than 60 years, TODAY has provided a daily live broadcast of the latest in domestic and international news, weather reports, and interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.  TODAY is renowned for providing its audience with a “window on the world,” bringing viewers breaking news as it happens and often broadcasting from locations around the globe.  TODAY’s longtime home at New York’s Rockefeller Plaza attracts thousands of visitors each year to peer into its windows and become part of TODAY’s broadcast.  Don Nash is the executive producer.

About The Tonight Show:

Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon brought NBC’s “The Tonight Show” back to its New York origins when he launched “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” from Rockefeller Center in 2014. Fallon puts his own stamp on the storied NBC late-night franchise with his unique comedic wit, on-point pop culture awareness, welcoming style and impeccable taste in music with the award-winning house band, The Roots.

 

 

Enter to Win: THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS | Online DVD Giveaway

From the Studio That Brought You “Beauty and the Beast”

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Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”
The Stunning, Magical Adventure Arrives Home on Digital and on Blu-ray™ Jan. 29

Featuring a star-studded cast, including Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy and Misty Copeland, with Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman

img_5673Disney’s dazzling adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” — inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” — carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice … and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before-seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Jan. 29, 2019.

Bonus features include a discussion with American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland about her role as the enchanting Ballerina Princess, her personal history with “The “Nutcracker” ballet, and her inspirational and historic rise within the world of dance. Extras take viewers on the set of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” to meet both new and reimagined characters, and discover how the Land of Sweets, Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and mysterious Fourth Realm were created to such dazzling effect. Deleted scenes provide a look at magical moments that didn’t make the final version of the movie.

SYNOPSIS: In “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” Clara travels along a golden thread, presented at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual party, eagerly searching for a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a music box that holds a priceless gift. When she enters a mysterious parallel world, Clara encounters a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and three Realm regents, including the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley). Ultimately, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve the key and return harmony to the unstable world.

The stunning feature film will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) or a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY:

  • On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland – Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.
  • Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • The Stahlbaums ArriveAs the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests.
    • Follow Your Ribbon-Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift.
    • Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her MotherSugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s bedroom.
    • Left, Left, Left, Left, LeftWandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel about which way to go.
    • Out with the OldSugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace décor.
  • Music Videos
  • Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli– Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song.
  • “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang– Get swept up in a series of images from the movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.

ON DIGITAL:

  • Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”View a reel that explores the layers of effects in sequences of the film.

I have 3 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Kthenutcracker

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Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Friday, February 4th at 12:00 PM (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.


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Weekend Vibes | My Music Recommendations for the Weekend: Peter Manos, PRETTYMUCH and Backstreet Boys

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Hello there, music lovers! 💚

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick of every third song on the radio being an Ariana Grande song. Nothing against her, I think she’s great, BUT I need some variety!

So here I am, offering my weekend music recommendations. Does my opinion count? Probably not, but here’s to hoping I can spread the music love and offer some variety to your music-loving ears.

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First up, I stumbled across a video on IG last night where three dancers were dancing to a song I’d never heard before. I couldn’t get the song out of my head, so I ended up adding it to my playlist on Apple Music.

The song is aptly titled “In My Head” by Peter Manos. While I don’t know much about him, I do know that he has three songs available to stream on Apple Music and you should definitely check them out. Those other songs are new releases (2019), titled “Out of Love” and “You Don’t Know Me.” He has this mellow, calming voice that makes you want to just light some candles and let all the stress of the day melt away. His songs are a mix of R&B with an acoustic vibe to it. Just trust me. Listen to them!

 


 

Another recommendation is from a band my niece introduced me to. PRETTYMUCH just wrapped up their FUNKTION TOUR, which I had the pleasure of going to with the niece last October here in Ft. Lauderdale. They recently released a song titled “Jello,” but my weekend recommendation is for a track they released at midnight last night/this morning called “Blind.” I mean, let me be honest, you should be listening to ALL of their songs, but I digress. These guys are hard working, talented and extremely underestimated (for now). They remind me of the old school boy bands, which is why I would even call myself a fan in my thirties lol. Their songs are so catchy, they’re incredible dancers and they put on a great show. Plus, I’ve seen first hand how much they love and appreciate their fans. Check out the new track, then check out all their other tracks and then you can catch some of the videos I recorded for my niece at their show here in Ft. Lauderdale (link below the video). 2019 better be their year!

 

Are you watching the video again?? You should be lol!

Here’s a link to my YouTube Channel, where you can find the videos I took from their show in October 2019.

 


 

My last recommendation for the weekend hurts my heart a little. Anyone who knows me knows that Justin Timberlake is my No. 1 and has been since I was 14 (that’s 20 years, people). I was that person who had NSYNC posters and articles plastered on my walls — like it was literally my wallpaper. With that being said, I feel the need to inform you that I was not that person who cried whenever I saw them or stalked their bus lol. Back then, you had to make a choice . . . NSYNC or Backstreet Boys. You already know what my choice was, which is why this recommendation hurts so bad haha. Backstreet Boys released their latest album, DNA, at midnight and it is fan-fucking-tastic! Excuse my French. I’ve been listening to it all morning and I haven’t found a song I didn’t like. I even texted my BSB-loving bestie and told her I might have to go with her to see them live for once in my NSYNC-loving life! All you Howie and Kevin lovers out there, hold onto your hats because they seem to have way more parts on this album than they ever have before. Don’t fact check me on that because if you’ve read this paragraph, you know that BSB was not my choice! I have to give credit where credit is due, and BSB definitely deserve it on this one. Congrats, boys men Backstreet Boys! (See what I did there?)

Check out the album DNA on Apple Music and Spotify, and you can check dates for their upcoming DNA World Tour HERE.

 

If there’s something you want me to check out, let me know in the comments! I’m always eager to hear new music, so feel free to send me YOUR recommendations!

 

Watch New DUA LIPA Single + Clip for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | In Theaters February 14, 2019!

Today, global pop sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa releases a new single and video in anticipation of 20th Century FOX’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGLE, the epic action-adventure from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez and starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson. The music video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, places Lipa on the treacherous streets of Iron City in the middle of Alita’s world.

In addition, 20th Century FOX has released a new clip from the film, showing Alita exploring newfound skills that may hold a clue to her mysterious past.

SYNOPSIS: When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL
opens in theaters everywhere on February 14, 2019 in 3D & IMAX!

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Enter to Win: HUNTER KILLER DVD | Online Giveaway

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START A BATTLE TO STOP A WAR

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The Action Goes Underwater on
Digital January 15 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and
DVD on January 29 from Summit PremiereTM, A Lionsgate® Company

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack to Include Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos®

IMG_5254Experience the year’s most intense action-thriller when Hunter Killer arrives on Digital January 15 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 29 from Summit Premiere, a Lionsgate company. From the producers of The Fast and the Furious and Olympus Has Fallen, the film is a high-stakes action-thriller, taking audiences deep beneath the Arctic Ocean to sneak through enemy waters and stop WWIII from becoming a reality. Hunter Killer features an all-star cast including Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen, 300, The Bounty Hunter), Oscar® winner Gary Oldman (2017, Best Actor, Darkest Hour), Oscar® winner Common (2014, Best Original Song, Selma), Primetime Emmy® nominee Linda Cardellini (2013, Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Mad Men”), and Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, The Machine, 13 Hours).

SYNOPSIS: Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Butler) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he uncovers a secret Russian coup threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII.

Take home Hunter Killer and take a deep dive into the making of the film with the “Surface Tension: Declassifying Hunter Killer” two-part featurette, as well as an audio commentary with director Donovan Marsh. Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision® HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on-screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray also feature Dolby Atmos® audio mixed specifically for the home, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Hunter Killer 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Donovan Marsh
  • “Surface Tension: Declassifying Hunter Killer”  (Two-Part Featurette)

I have 5 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Khunterkiller

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Yes, that’s all you have to do!

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Blumhouse-Inspired Company to Help Get Your Horror Movie Made!

BLUMHOUSE-INSPIRED CONTINUANCE PICTURES
WANT TO MAKE YOUR HORROR MOVIE!

img_3547Continuance Pictures, producers of the upcoming horror film ISOLATION, have announced a new film initiative – that could help budding filmmakers get their film off the ground!

The ‘CONTINUE’ initiative has been inspired and encouraged by horror maestro Jason Blum.

Continuances Tristan Barr and David Gim were speaking to Blum (“Halloween”, “The Purge”) at the recent Busan Film Market where he inspired the prolific producing unit to get a film fund going.

“Jason gave us incredible advice on shooting with low budgets and testing contents with short films”, says Barr, co-founder of the company.

The chat led to a new film initiative, in which budding filmmakers will have the chance to produce their own short with feature film or TV series potential. At the same time, the company has also announced a new horror movie, which Barr will helm.

Through their new initiative, Continuance Pictures will foster the untapped creativity of new writers, directors and producers by assisting them in the development and production of a film through a short film initiative.

“The initiative is a pragmatic approach to filmmaking in the digital age”, says Barr, whose film ‘’Watch the Sunset’’ was one of the most celebrated Australian films of 2017. ‘’The initiative will connect emerging talent to the film industry and other creatives through investment and opportunity.’’

Continuance Pictures is a global company, with connections in Asia and Australia – they are a partner of former CAA and Sierra Infinity fixture Ina Petersen, who last year launched Inner Voice Artists, a Los Angeles-based international management and production company, and are currently working with Korean partners on “Isolation”, a horror story which Barr will also write and direct.

“Isolation” tells of the lone survivor of a plane crash who encounter a demon being while lost in the wilderness.

Continuance Pictures launches the “Continue” short film initiative this month, offering emerging talent the opportunity to prove themselves on the world stage. With an aim to inspire innovation and harness the potential of the current media landscape, the new studio will foster a creative culture in which bold choices are rewarded.

“As a filmmaker, there is nothing worse than receiving a “rejection letter” and not understanding why. Through this process the team at Continuance Pictures we are attempting to provide feedback to applicants to build working relationships and ongoing opportunities for the future.”

The short film initiative assists in the creation of acclaimed short films and their submission to film festivals around the world. These short films can then be used as a proof of concept, convincing larger studios and investors of the potential of related feature-length films, television series and franchises.

Adds Barr, “As I have learnt with Watch the Sunset, momentum is such an integral part of the process of surviving in this business. We will be capitalizing on festival screenings with meetings in the marketplace with the already developed feature script of the project.”

‘’Watch the Sunset’’ was an 83 minute, one-shot, low-budget feature film that Barr wrote and directed and was highly-regarded at festivals and was named one of the top 5 films of the year by local critics. Barr says “Creating low budget short films empowers creatives by giving them creative control and the chance to prove themselves on the world stage.”

Continuance Pictures plans to support local and international creators through their short film production initiative. The purpose of the ‘Continue’ Short Film Initiative is to create acclaimed short films that can be used as a proof of concept for feature-length productions and franchises.

The initiative allows larger studios to grasp the potential of a project and the creators. Writers, directors and producers can submit their projects via the Continuance Pictures website.

“Continuance Pictures are strong supporters of diversity in the media, and this is reflected in our selection process,” explains Gim. Each submission is reviewed and judged based on a range of criteria, including diversity, creativity, originality, and budget considerations.

Continuance Pictures are looking to offer qualified, high-concept proposals up to $10,000 to spend on the production’s budget. Writers, directors and producers who have bold and innovative ideas are invited to submit their scripts to the Continue Short Film Initiative via the Continuance Pictures website before 5 pm AEDT on the 1st of February 2019.

HEAD TO https://www.continuancepictures.com/short-film-submission/ TO SUBMIT.