PANTAYA Invites You to the Wedding of the Century in HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE


AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER… SORT OF

Adal Ramones, Gustavo Egelhaaf, Diana Bovio and Hector Hoten Say “I do” Exclusively on PANTAYA

HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Royal Wedding? Prince Harry who? PANTAYA invites you to the wedding of the century

Available for streaming this June 15

 

Santiago Limon (“Stray Dogs”) directs this hilarious comedy in which Gustavo Egelhaaf (“Maldita Tentacion,” “El Vato”) and Diana Bovio (“La Posesion de Altair,” “From Prada to Nada”) have each other for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, until their families do them apart.

The hilarious comedy “Hasta que La Boda Nos Separe” is available for streaming exclusively on PANTAYA starring on June 15.

The film also stars Adal Ramones, Hector Holden and the coolest wedding planner ever, Roberto Palazuelos.

A wedding is one of the most important events in life, but any celebration involves the families who may have very different ideas than the bride and groom.

Daniel and Maria are about to take the big leap and have in mind a modern beach-side wedding.

However, their families have prepared a much more traditional celebration.

How crazy could it be to have two different weddings? One for the family and one for the friends.

However, by chance, the two weddings end up on the same day, turning this important life event into chaos.

“Hasta que La Boda Nos Separe,” is available June 15 on PANTAYA, which offers the best movies in Spanish streaming all in one place.

PANTAYA brings the widest variety of today’s blockbusters, classics, comedy, action, rom-coms, and more.

Enjoy this experience exclusively with PANTAYA in the comfort of your home or wherever you go.

Download the app now or visit PantaYA.com

About PANTAYA:
PANTAYA is the first-ever premium streaming destination for world-class movies in Spanish offering the largest selection of current and classic, commercial-free blockbusters and critically acclaimed titles from Latin America and the U.S. PANTAYA features first-run exclusive and original titles, including instant access to select movies available on the same day they make theatrical debuts in Latin America.

PANTAYA is a joint venture between global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF. B) and Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMTV), which targets the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets with leading broadcast, cable television and digital content platforms. To learn more about PANTAYA, visit pantaya.com.

 

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez Takes on an Action Filled Challenge as Part of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez stepped into the role of Cadet Renata and in the controls of Jaeger Saber Arthena in “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” out on digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19.

“Pacific Rim” was filled with an incredible cast who provided amazing action, but Rodriguez wasn’t nervous to follow up such an action-packed movie, rather the challenge helped her to provide a stronger performance.

The opportunity to follow up such an incredible story made Rodriguez feel fortunate to be a part of the “Pacific Rim” universe.

The larger than life Jaegers take much training for the cadets in “Pacific Rim,” for Rodriguez she had a strict diet as well as an exercise regimen six days a week with weight training, martial arts and even some boot camp classes to be ready for the physical challenges of the movie.

The opportunity to be a part of the orange jaeger Saber Arthena was thrilling for Rodriguez and makes her proud to have gotten to be in that team and made Saber Arthena her favorite jaeger in the movie.

The opportunity to travel to Australia and China for the filming of this movie was exciting for Rodriguez because she was able to explore, but she was mostly looking forward to being a part of a feature film.

Rodriguez said that for the special featured in the blu-ray she is looking forward to the audience seeing behind the scenes footage of how amazing the filming process was and for people to be able to peek behind the movie magic to what the actors go through.

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
On Digital And MOVIES ANYWHERE On June 5,
On 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD And On Demand On June 19

 

@Thisfunktional At The Roundtable Discussion With Alex Rich GENIUS PICASSO

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Alex Rich talks with press about his role as young Picasso on NatGeo “Genius: Picasso.”

Rich talks about working with Antonio Banderas to capture a similar Picasso voice and attitude, the inspiration he has taken from portraying Picasso and the incredible time it has been while getting to portray Picasso.

National Geographic GENIUS: PICASSO
Airs On Tuesdays At 10/9 c.
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Actress Daniela Vega Find Herself Giving a Spectacular Performance in A FANTASTIC WOMAN

 

Written by Jesus Figueroa

91ewTfhj7bL._SX342_Daniela Vega started off being a consultant for director Sebastián Lelio, who was unsure if he wanted to undertake the making of “A Fantastic Woman.”

Lelio said there was many reasons to make this movie, but this story was so emotional, had so much beauty and had such potential that resonates with current times, that he needed to be sure he was prepared to fully take on the project.

Once getting Vega to help him fully comprehend what the project entailed and how relevant it was to the times, the role of Mariana became extremely important to get just right.

Since Vega helped create such a complex character, Lelio believed that no one could do justice to the part like Vega could.

Leilo said that it was spectacular getting to know Vega to get the right inspiration to make “A Fantastic Woman.” Through the process Vega was a consultant, but Lelio saw that Vega was the lead character Mariana.

Vega said she was happy to be the lead character Mariana because it felt natural to go from a consultant to the actress which played the character.

Even with so much knowledge as to who Mariana was, it wasn’t the easiest to get into the complex mindset that it took to play the character correctly.

Mariana carried the story and it was still a process she had to create with director Lelio.

Vega said it was difficult to become Mariana because it was complex, but the challenge was exciting.

“A Fantastic Woman” is a gripping story which entices audience with a story that is timely and compelling.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital Now

 

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Written by Jesus Figueroa

A new generation gets to dive into the fantastical world of “Peter Pan” with the 65th anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Blu-ray and digital.

Throughout the years the three main iconic characters have captured the attention of Peter Pan fans – Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell.

Voice and live-action model of Wendy Darling Kathryn Beaumont and author and historian of Tinker Bell Mindy Johnson shared some memories of being charmed by the book and then being engulfed once again in the story when Disney made it into a feature animated film.

Beaumont said she was thrilled to work with Walt Disney Animation Studios because they were giving women proper roles with depth to their character in a time when not many studios were.

Many scenes from the movie have been paid homage to in different tellings of the story as well as when paying homage to the original, but the opening scene causes a younger audience to get full of wonder.

As Peter chases his shadow around Wendy’s room coming to the climax as he finally meets Wendy the magical nature of the scene brings joy and curiosity to a young audience.

Johnson said that its easy for children to find the wonder in the scene because they are looking at it through fresh eyes and a young adventurous spirit, so even as it can become less thrilling for adults, there is still an incredible sense of magic and room for curiosity.

With such a timeless classic storyline such as Peter Pan which started off as a fairytale and continued on to a beloved animated film by Disney brings the story to different generations.

Even with the different tellings of the story, the essence and nature of the story continues on. It brings joy and a sense of wonder to children as well as a reminder to fans of the magical wonder the story presents.

Beaumont said that she had been brought up knowing the story and being a part of the history of Peter Pan was an honor.

PETER PAN 65TH ANNIVERSARY 
WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE EDITION 
Available On Blu-ray And Digital Now
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Pacific Rim Uprising Global Jaeger Contest

Pacific Rim Uprising Global Jaeger Contest

 

Jaegers are being spotted worldwide, even in your town


Enter the Pacific Rim #GlobalJaeger contest and you could win $6,000, a signed movie poster, and more. #PacificRimUprising

Contest details: go.deviantart.com/journal/The-Pacific-Rim-Uprising-Global-Jaeger-Contest-744541834

Also, join Deviant Art on May 23 at 1 p.m. PT for a LIVE Q&A with #PacificRimUprising Director Steven S. DeKnight for a chat about “Pacific Rim,” our upcoming #GlobalJaeger Contest and more.

He’ll be answering your questions. facebook.com/deviantart/
Pacific Rim Uprising arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5

On 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19


In Pacific Rim Uprising directed by Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.

But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’Scott Eastwood), 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), returning veterans Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) and a talented crew of fiercely young cadets.
The international cast also includes Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island) and Adria Arjona (“Emerald City”).
Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.


#PacificRimUprising

 

@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

@Thisfunktional Talks With Ryan Carnes LA BODA DE VALENTINA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Ryan Carnes talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about the home entertainment release of “La Boda de Valentina.”

Carnes talked about his role as Jason Tate in “La Boda de Valentina,” what special features he’s hoping for the home entertainment release and his return to “General Hospital.”

LA BODA DE VALENTINA
Is Available Now On DVD
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Nitzia Chama NEEMKOMOK’ (SHE RETURNS)

@Thisfunktional Talks With Nitzia Chama NEEMKOMOK’ (SHE RETURNS)

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Nitzia Chama talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, talks with Nitzia Chama about her New Filmmaker Los Angeles award nominations for short film “Neemkomok.”

Chama talks about the challenges it was to play her character Isidora who is a complete contrast to her own personality, how thrilled she is to be nominated and recognized for efforts.

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@Thisfunktional Talks With Gabriel Iglesias SHOW DOGS

@Thisfunktional Talks With Gabriel Iglesias SHOW DOGS

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role in “Show Dogs.”

Iglesias talks about lending his voice for the role of Mr. Sprinkles in “Show Dogs,” his family friendly style of comedy and thanking Netflix for the opportunities they have given him.

SHOW DOGS
In Theaters May 18
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@Thisfunktional Talks with Paula Garcés ON MY BLOCK

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Paula Garcés talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role on Netflix’ Original Series “On My Block” and her Latina superhero Aluna while on the red carpet for “Show Dogs.”

Garcés talks about being a fan of Will Arnett and being able to take her son to “Show Dogs,” her role in “On My Block” and how she related to the story and gives an update on Aluna, the Latina superhero she created.

“Show Dogs” opens in theaters May 18.

“On My Block” is streaming now on Netflix.

The Aluna graphic novels are available at PaulaGarces.com or TheWorldOfAluna.com.

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BAD SAMARITAN Poses Moral Dilemma of Doing the Right thing against Self Preservation

BAD SAMARITAN Poses Moral Dilemma of Doing the Right thing against Self Preservation

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The title “Bad Samaritan” embodies the essence of this story and captures the contrasting nature of the main characters.

From start to end, there’s a strange feel towards the leading character Sean Falco (Robert Sheehan) and a sense of panic towards the second leading character Cale Erendreich (David Tennant).

The two characters couldn’t be more polar opposites even when they have so much in common with their willingness to go to moral gray areas to survive.

During a press conference for “Bad Samaritan” Tennant talked about researching serial killers to get into the right mindset for the role.

Even thought the background of a serial killer can inform the audience to tendencies and reasons for the abnormalities that cause the mentality of a serial killer, the story deliberately is vague with overly explaining the background and rather let’s the audiences’ minds wander to get to a conclusion for the strange behavior.

Writer Brandon Boyce said that the audience can appreciate that not everything is explained and can be creeped out by the story they make up from the bits and pieces of information that are given.

As much as the script was well written, director Dean Devlin said that having both Sheehan and Tennant as the lead actors made these characters really come to life, as well as capturing the rural setting.

The thrill of the cat and mouse game which turns and at points can make the audience confused as to who is being hunted and who is the hunter.

The entire story, the cast and the filmmakers come together fantastically to create a thrilling, thought provoking story which intensified dramatically from beginning to end.

BAD SAMARITAN
In Theaters May 4
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The Dust Brothers Present FIGHT CLUB with a Live Score

The Dust Brothers Present FIGHT CLUB with a Live Score

Join us on May 19 at The Wiltern to revisit a classic film with a live movie score

The Dust Brothers and Jacob Maymudes present a one of a kind, out of this world evening at the historic Wiltern theater, featuring the live musical score and acclaimed “Fight Club” by David Fincher.

A rare live appearance of The Dust Brothers along with multi-instrumentalist Angel Roche (Dave Navarro and Ziggy Marley), Eric Klerks on guitar and bass (Grandmothers Of Invention), Damon Ramirez on the synths (Fungo Mungo, Looner), and the talented film composer, Zoë Poledouris-Roche (composer: Conan The Barbarian, Bully).The show features eye-popping stunts and acrobatic action onstage by fight coordinator Henry Layton.

Come don your project mayhem rebellious side, and join in on this sensory overloaded revival night of “Fight Club,” the American cult classic.WHAT: Screening of the movie Fight Club by David Fincher with a live score and stunt performance

WHERE: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

WHEN: May 19 – Doors open at 7 p.m.. Movie starts at 8 p.m.

DETAILS: 18+ welcome, full bar w/ID and food available.

Tickets available on Ticketmaster: GA Floor and GA Mezzanine – $39.50,

LOGE – $49.50 (inclusive of access to VIP preferential line, and reserved seating within LOGE),

VIP tickets – $59.50 (VIP section, access to VIP preferential line, commemorative poster)

 

@Thisfunktional Talks With Veronica Diaz, Luis Victor Jimenez TACO SHOP

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Veronica Diaz and Luis Victor Jimenez talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “Taco Shop.”

Diaz talks about supporting independent business and how most Latina grandmothers have had to be entrepreneurs.

Jimenez talks about gentrification and how he was able to relate to the themes of the movie because of his experience with gentrification in Los Angeles.

TACO SHOP
Available Now On DVD
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Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights Enters an Alternate Dimension with the Highly-Anticipated Arrival of Netflix’s Original Series STRANGER THINGS as All-New Supernatural Mazes

Award-winning Sci-Fi Thriller Comes to Life for the First Time Ever at Premier Halloween Events in Hollywood, Orlando 
and Singapore

 

For the first time ever, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore are partnering with Netflix to bring “Stranger Things” to life at this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” events.

Fans of the series will get the chance to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural as each park debuts all-new mazes inspired by season one of the critically-acclaimed series.

The parallel universe, referred to as the Upside Down that terrorized the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” will bring the chittering, predatory Demogorgon to “Halloween Horror Nights” to stalk unwitting guests as they encounter iconic scenes, characters and environments from the mesmerizing series.

​Working collaboratively with Netflix, along with the creators and executive producer of the blockbuster series—Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, the mazes at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Singapore will be authentic representations of “Stranger Things,” designed to transport guests into artfullyrecreated scenes and storylines.

From the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, under theU.S. Department of Energy, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods oozing a shower of floating orb-like spores, the chilling new mazes will offer surprising twists and unexpected turns around every corner.

​Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event.

For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” to become victims inside their own horror film.

Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season.

And, the streets of each park’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner.

Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday, September 14 in Hollywood and Orlando and on September 28 in Singapore.

Additional details about the events will be revealed soon. Select tickets and vacation packages for Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights are on sale now. For more information about “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Singapore, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
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™”. 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 Ride™.” 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 production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” Coming in Summer 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome debut The DreamWorks Theatre featuring the premier attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalkCinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.

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@Thisfunktional Music Review: CHURCH OF SCARS By Bishop Briggs

@Thisfunktional Music Review: CHURCH OF SCARS By Bishop Briggs
Magnificent lyrics and wonderful vocals make Bishop Briggs’ highly anticipated “Church of Scars” a must have album

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The raw emotion of each and every song make this debut 10-track “Church of Scars” both the beautiful satisfying album debut for Bishop Briggs and leaves listeners anxious to hear more.

From start to finish this album showcases a vocal talent which is unique, passionate and attention grabbing.

“Water,” the song from the video above, moves the listener and stirs up feelings each and every time they listen to it, and I have listened to it more than 20 times in less than 24 hours.

The vocals start slow and smooth and flows to an almost gospel chorus. The lyrics include some great symbolism which listeners can easily relate to and not only listen to the lyrics being sung but feel the meaning as well.

Much like “Water,’ “River,” which had already been released on Briggs’ Youtube channel, brings a familiarity and connects the sound of the album.

Each song is a tear-jerker, which is testament to the care these tracks were given to be able to be universal.

A combination of metaphors throughout the album seam to imply a sense of freedom and being better off, such as in the song “Lyin'” which although being a slower track can hit hard with deep meaning.

The melancholy song can have both a sense of relief and sadness while walking the line of hopeful.

“Hallowed Ground” continues the sense of self-importance with a sensitive feel and yet it beautifully brings forward a strength.

The combination of heavy instrumentals and powerful vocals makes this an anthem for anyone who has ever had a broken heart.

Previously released song “Dream” is one of the tracks which showcases the songwriting and vocal talents which makes “Church of Scars” the treat for the ears.

Bishop Briggs’ debut album “Church of Scars” is available now.

For those who follow me on social media, music is a big part of my daily life and I am quite the music snob.

I also cannot stop praising the talent of this wonderful, talented singer.

Bishop Briggs hits the road on her Headlining Tour starting on April 27 in Vancouver.

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