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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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY | Teaser Trailer Released!

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY POSTERWE WILL ROCK YOU!

20th Century Fox has just debuted the official teaser trailer for the upcoming film BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Starring Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom Hollander, and Mike Myers, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY hits theaters everywhere November 2.

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?

Queen fans around the world can visit PutMeInBohemian.com on a mobile device and record their best rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” for a chance to have their voice included in the movie.

SYNOPSIS Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY hits theaters on November 2, 2018!


BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Official Channels:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Bohemian Rhapsody

@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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THE PREDATOR | First Teaser Trailer Released!

20th Century Fox has released the first teaser trailer for THE PREDATOR, directed by Shane Black and starring Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey and Yvonne Strahovski.

SYNOPSIS: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

THE PREDATOR hits theaters everywhere on September 14, 2018

 

THE PREDATOR Official Channels:

Official Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | #ThePredator

DEADPOOL 2 Takes Over 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide Starting May 7th!

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Just in time for DEADPOOL 2 to hit theaters, America’s favorite anti-hero is taking over 7-Eleven stores nationwide starting on May 7th. Deadpool will come to stores through a first-of-its-kind augmented reality (AR) in-store experience, movie ticket prizes, and exclusive Deadpool-themed products (chimichangas included).

Deadpool 2 7-Eleven3Deadpool and Marvel fans alike can collect or devour exclusive Deadpool-branded items that range from collectible Slurpee® cups and straws to mini and monster chimichanga’sMonster Mutant bottled energy drinks, Mike’s Harder Watermelon Lemonade, Trolli Sour Brite Tiny Hands candy and the Funko POP! Deadpool figurine that can only be found at 7-Eleven stores.

For super-fans who want to take it to the next level: “Meet Deadpool” via the 7-Eleven mobile app. The new AR experience literally brings Deadpool into the store, engaging customers with new surprise activities each week and the chance to win prizes including movie tickets, a trip to Las Vegas and more.

By scanning the 7-Eleven app at checkout, customers can earn 7Rewards® loyalty program points and enter a contest for a chance to win prizes such as movie tickets, a trip to Las Vegas and more. But the biggest news is the in-store AR that invites Deadpool fans to engage in fun virtual activities (new ones each week) to earn 7Rewards bonus points.

While Deadpool evokes “maximum effort” to fight the bad guys in the movie, jumping into the Deadpool AR experience at 7-Eleven stores is easy. All it takes is the 7-Eleven app.

Here’s how it works:

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  1. Tap: Tap the camera icon on the home screen of the 7-Eleven app, and Deadpool appears to guide fans through the experience.
  2. Selfie: Take a selfie and watch the mad scribbler take over with his red marker.
  3. Seek: Here a zapcode, there a zapcode. Scannable codes throughout the store unlock new activities and 7Rewards bonus points. The fun changes every week so fans are invited to visit often. One never knows where Deadpool will pop up. Literally. Once unlocked, an experience can be accessed later, even after leaving the store.

That’s the augmented reality part of the DEADPOOL 2 experience. The real-life part can be found in the exclusive items at participating stores.

“Deadpool definitely left an impression at their stores,” said Zachary Eller, executive vice president of Marketing Partnerships at 20th Century Fox. “Great to see that 7-Eleven has truly embraced the ‘creative genius’ that is Deadpool with this program.”

Here is the DEADPOOL 2 product mashup:

  • Monster makes a comeback at the Slurpee machine with Mutant Red Dawn flavor. This is the first time in a decade that a Monster energy drink flavor will make a splash on the Slurpee machine. Monster Mutant Red Dawn Slurpee drinks – say that five times fast.
  • Cups! Five collectible cups, each with Deadpool striking a different pose along with a colorful comment. A different cup will be released each week and can be used for both Slurpee and Big Gulp® drinks.
  • Suck on this. Nothing completes a Monster Mutant Red Dawn Slurpee in a Deadpool cup than straws with tiny Deadpools climbing up the side.
  • Chimichangas! Deadpool says he loves saying chimichanga in multiple languages. 7-Eleven has delicious chimichangas that people will love in every language – and two sizes for all size appetites. Look for mini chimis in the hot foods case and Deadpool on the package of larger 7-Select Chimichangas in the cold case. Available in two varieties, chicken or steak and black bean, the 7-Select Chimichanga has a special limited time offer – two for $2.50. Regular price is $1.99.
  • Deadpool drinks. Look! He’s in the vault on bottles and cans! Monster Mutant energy drink and Mike’s Harder Watermelon Lemonade also get in on the Deadpool 2 action with limited-time packaging.
  • Tiny hands! Deadpool’s tiny hands scene in the first movie has become a gif sensation. Deadpool fans can make their own gif using Trolli Sour Brite Tiny Hands candy. Or just eat them. They’re delicious. Available exclusively at participating 7-Eleven stores. Suggested retail price is $1.99.

7-Eleven encourages fans to share their Deadpool experiences with photos on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #DPx7E. Not a 7Rewards member? Customers can sign up for 7Rewards via the mobile website, 7Rewards.com, by messaging “7Rewards” to the Facebook Chatbot on Messenger, or by using a physical loyalty card. Customers can also pay via Apple Pay or Google Pay making their experience even more convenient.

DEADPOOL 2 opens nationwide May 18.

SYNOPSIS: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

DEADPOOL 2 Official Channels:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Deadpool2

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)

 

DEADPOOL 2: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Set To Release May 18 via Columbia Records

DEADPOOL 2: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SET TO RELEASE MAY 18 VIA COLUMBIA RECORDS

OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ORIGINAL SONG “ASHES” BY MUSICAL LEGEND CELINE DION PREMIERES TODAY AND FEATURES RYAN REYNOLDS AS DEADPOOL

NEW SONG “WELCOME TO THE PARTY” BY DIPLO, FRENCH MONTANA & LIL PUMP FT. ZHAVIA WARD ALSO INCLUDED ON SOUNDTRACK

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FILM DEADPOOL 2 HITS THEATRES ON MAY 18

Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records have announced Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release May 18. The 12-track compilation is available for pre-order now and features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including “Ashes” by Celine Dion and “Welcome To The Party” by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward. The accompanying official video for “Ashes,” helmed by the film’s director David Leitch, has also premiered today – watch HERE. The video features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the very venue where Celine hosts her Las Vegas residency shows. Here is the full track listing for Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack:

  1. Ashes – Celine Dion
  2. Welcome To The Party – Diplo, French Montana & Lil Pump (feat. Zhavia Ward)
  3. Nobody Speak – DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels
  4. In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  5. Take On Me (MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice) – a-ha
  6. If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
  7. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
  8. All Out Of Love – Air Supply
  9. We Belong – Pat Benatar
  10. Tomorrow – Alicia Morton
  11. Mutant Convoy – Tyler Bates
  12. Bangarang (feat. Sirah) – Skrillex


DEADPOOL 2 – SYNOPSIS
: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

DEADPOOL 2 Official Channels:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Deadpool2

DISTORTED | Official Trailer Released!

IMG_1871QME Entertainment has released the official trailer for DISTORTED starring Christina Ricci, John Cusack and Brendan Fletcher. An electric thriller about a nefarious brainwashing experiment, DISTORTED, blurs the line between reality and paranoia. Don’t fear the lies. Fear the truth.

SYNOPSIS: Lauren (Christina Ricci) and Russel Curran (Brendan Fletcher) decide to move away from the bustle of the city and into the peaceful oasis of The Pinnacle, a coveted luxury condo boasting ultra-modern design, state-of-the-art features and security systems. Lauren begins to suspect the building has a dark side and seeks the help of Vernon (John Cusack), an investigative journalist with an interest in cyber conspiracy. Together, they come to believe that The Pinnacle may be brainwashing unsuspecting residents.

Release: June 22, 2018 (In theaters and ON DEMAND!)
Directed by: Rob King (Something MoreThe Humanity Bureau)
Written by: Arne Olsen (RepeatersHere’s To Life)
Starring: Christina Ricci (“Z: The Beginning of Everything,” The Opposite of Sex), Brendan Fletcher (The Revenant, “The Killing”) and John Cusack (Love & MercyHigh Fidelity)

DISTORTED hits theaters on JUNE 22, 2018!

DISTORTED Official Channels:

Website | IMDB | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | #Distorted

DEADPOOL 2 Finds Deviant Artists for Exclusive IMAX Poster!

20th Century Fox, IMAX and DeviantArt have teamed up in an exclusive partnership to find the perfect deviant artist for the DEADPOOL 2 Official IMAX Poster! Deviants were able to see five beloved ‘celebrity’ artists put their own spin on a fan-favorite superhero in DeviantArt’s first ever invite-only competition.

Fans are encouraged to take a selfie with the official IMAX poster when they spot it in select IMAX theaters (U.S. and Canada.)

Meet the artists and check out the winning posters below!

1ST PLACE WINNER – ANDY FAIRHURST – Will be printed and displayed in select IMAX theatre lobby cases in the US and Canada.

You can check out more of his work here: andyfairhurst.deviantart.com/

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2ND PLACE WINNER – JOHN GALLAGHER – On opening night (5/17), fans who experience Deadpool 2 in select IMAX theatres will receive this art as an exclusive mini poster. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: uncannyknack.deviantart.com/

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3RD PLACE WINNER – PATRICK BROWN – Starting 5/18, fans who experience Deadpool 2 in IMAX at Regal Cinemas will receive this art as an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Rewards Center. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

You can check out more of his work here: patrickbrown.deviantart.com/

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HONORABLE MENTION – JARREAU WIMBERLY

Jarreau is a freelance illustrator and the majority of his work is in the fantasy and sci fi genres. He believes in telling a great story while conveying emotion and excitement through his images.

You can check out more of his work here: reau.deviantart.com/

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COMPETITOR – ALICE X. ZHANG

Alice is a full-time freelance illustrator with an enduring interest in cinema, comics, and pop culture.

You can check out more of her work here: alicexz.deviantart.com/

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DEADPOOL 2

Release: May 18, 2018

SYNOPSIS: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

 

DEADPOOL 2 Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #Deadpool

TACO SHOP Experience the Battle for Taco Supremacy | Now Available On DVD & Digital

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From A Producer of Selena

Tyler Posey, Felipe Esparza, and Paula Jai-Parker Come Together for the Ultimate Comedy

TACO SHOP

Experience the Battle for Taco Supremacy

Now Available On DVD & Digital

TacoShop_2018_DVD_FrontLeftTyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” Maid in Manhattan), Felipe Esparza (“Superstore,” “Last Comic Standing”), and Paula Jai-Parker (“Ray Donovan,” “NCIS Los Angeles”) team up together for a comedy of epic proportions in TACO SHOP coming to DVD and Digital on May 1 from GVN Releasing via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In this slapstick comedy, Smokes (Posey) plays a young man who fights to keep his job at Taco Dollar after a gourmet taco truck parks across the street and threatens its survival. An all-out war ensues as Bruce (Brian Huskey) and his band of cholos challenge the crew of Taco Dollar for taco supremacy. TACO SHOP also stars Carlos Alazraqui (“Elena of Avalor”), Dan Bakkedahl (“VEEP”), Eric Roberts (The Expendables), and Brian Huskey (“Bob’s Burgers”).

SYNOPSIS: When a gourmet taco truck threatens the existence of Taco Dollar, an angered employee named Smokes unites co-workers and a hilarious all-out war ensues.

TACO SHOP was directed by Joaquin Perea and from a story by Oskar Toruno and a screenplay by Oskar Toruno and Rick Najera. It was produced by Robert A. Parada and Moctesuma Esparza (Selena) and executive produced by Oskar Toruno and Martin Torres.

TACO SHOP has a run of approximately 84 minutes and is rated PG-13 for Crude and Sexual Content, Language, Some Innuendo and Drug Material.

 

TACO SHOP Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #tacoshopmovie

@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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Movie Review by @mikethemovieguy – LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY | #loveandbananas

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting over 2 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine’s Hero of Asia, Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her 500 miles across Thailand to freedom.

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process known as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

 

Man! I had the chance to watch this last night. It has to be one of the best documentary’s I’ve seen in a long time. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY definitely took me on a roller coaster of emotions.

Sadness. Anxiety. Happiness.

Everyone involved in this mission is awesome!! Lek is a BEAST!!! This little lady here…AMAZING. Shoutouts to Ashley Bell and her team for bringing this to the screen.

LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is a MUST WATCH film! After watching it – I immediately followed all their social media to help spread the word on what’s happening to Asian Elephants. I might not have a zillion dollars but anything helps, right?

People!! Watch this film where and when you can. LOVE & BANANAS: AN ELEPHANT STORY is screening in select cities now & there are more to come. Check out the links below for more info.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #loveandbananas
Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story

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