@Thisfunktional #Contest: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 4 Coming to Blu-Ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

The Netflix Original series “Orange is the new Black” brings Season 4 to Blu-ray, a season which saw many things change and some surprise guest starring roles.

With so many great stars this show doesn’t only have spectacular storylines, but surprises with the support that it gets from many actors.

If you want to win this on season, follow my Twitter: @Thisfunktional and tag me in a tweet where you share this contest and use #Thisfunktional.

I will DM the winner, thats why you have to be following.

Disclaimer: 3 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to May 08, 2017. Winners will be notified on May 08, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by MPRM Communications.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

The Critically Acclaimed Cultural Phenomenon Arrives on Blu-ray TM , DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate

Orange_Is_The_New_Black_SSN_4_3D_BD_O-CARDThe drama in Litchfield is “better than ever” (The Boston Globe) in the fourth season of the groundbreaking hit series “Orange Is the New Black: Season Four,” arriving on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, and Digital HD May 9 from Lionsgate.
Winner of three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,

“Orange Is the New Black: Season Four” features an all-star cast including:

  • Taylor Schilling – 2014 Emmy ® Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black,” and nominated for two Golden Globe ® Awards (2014, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama; 2015, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy), “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Natasha Lyonne – 2014 Emmy ® Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Uzo Aduba – 2014 Emmy ® Winner, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and 2015 Primetime Emmy ® Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange Is the New Black”; Golden Globe ® Nominee in 2015 and 2016, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, “Orange Is the New Black”; Winner, 2015 and 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award ® for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Danielle Brooks (upcoming The Angry Birds Movie)
  • Jackie Cruz (13 Steps)
  • Lea DeLaria (Edge of Seventeen)
  • Michael J. Harney (Showtime’s “Weeds,” HBO’s “True Detective”)
  • Selenis Leyva (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”)
  • Taryn Manning (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”)
  • Adrienne C. Moore (TV’s “30 Rock”)
  • Dascha Polanco (The Perfect Match)
  • Nick Sandow (In the Blind)
  • Yael Stone (TV’s “Spirited”)
  • Samira Wiley (The Sitter)
  • with Kate Mulgrew (TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”)
  • and Laura Prepon (TV’s “That ‘70s Show”)

Guest stars:

  • Annie Golden (I Love You Phillip Morris)
  • Diane Guerrero (Love Comes Later)
  • Matt McGorry (TV’s “How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Lori Petty (A League of Their Own)
  • James McMenamin (The Word)
  • Ruby Rose (Around the Block)
  • Blair Brown (TV’s “Fringe”)
  • Journee Brown

From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison.

Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of “Orange Is the New Black” delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield.

Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.Timed to the series’ Season 5 premiere, the “Orange is the New Black: Season 4” Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release includes all 13 episodes, as well as exclusive bonus material that fans can’t find anywhere else, such as a featurette that takes viewers around the set of Litchfield Prison, a gag reel, and selected episode commentary from cast and crew.

The “Orange is the New Black: Season 4” three-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and four-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively.BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • “Visitation: Set Tour” Featurette
  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew (on Episodes “It Sounded Nicer in My Head,” “The Animals,” and “Toast Can’t Never Be Bread Again”)
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@Thisfunktional #Contest: SPLIT Coming to Blu-Ray

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Some good horror from M. Night Shyamalan in “Split” with a talented cast that keeps the audience intrigued from beginning to end.

The fantastic movie comes to blu-ray and dvd on April 18 and Thisfunktional readers have an opportunity to win their copy.

How to enter?
Very simple, just like my Facebook page: ThisfunktionalLA and message me your address.

I will let winner be surprised when they receive their copy.

Disclaimer: 3 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to April 20, 2017. Winners will be notified on April 20, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by H+M Communications.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

 
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SPLIT

THE #1 MOVIE IN AMERICA FOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 4 BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND APRIL 18

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Visit) delivers his most gripping film yet with “SPLIT,” an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Jason Blum (Insidious, Ouija, The Visit, The Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein).
The frightening thriller SPLIT delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed.

“SPLIT” offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.Heralded as “one of his best films – period” (Alex Welch, IGN), M. Night Shyamalan returns to the screen with “SPLIT.”

Kevin Crumb’s (McAvoy) fractured mind has revealed 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others.

McAvoy delivers “the role of his career” (Peter Debruge, Variety) as Kevin reaches a war for dominance among all those that rage within him, threatening his stability and impacting the survival of everyone around him.Producer Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall) and executive producers Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) who collaborated on “The Visit” reunite with “SPLIT.”

Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, “Oz”), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of Seventeen, Follow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”), critics hail SPLIT as “a nerve-shredding thriller” (Tim Grierson, Screen International).BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of Split- Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.
  • The Many Faces of James McAvoy- A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.
  • The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan- Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night’s process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™

  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet™ lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more.
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THE SHACK | Available on Digital HD 5/16 and Blu-ray & DVD 5/30 | #theshack

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Based on The New York Times Best-Selling Novel, An All-Star Cast Delivers an Uplifting Spiritual Message  on Digital HD May 16 and Blu-rayTM and DVD on May 30 from Lionsgate

 

3D_RGB_TheShack_DVDOCrdSANTA MONICA, CA (April 18, 2017) – Based on the worldwide best-selling novel, with over 22 million copies in print, the inspirational story of faith and love, The Shack, arrives on Digital HD May 16, and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 30 from Lionsgate. Starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Hacksaw Ridge), Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011) and country music superstar Tim McGraw (The Blind Side), The Shack takes us through a father’s experience learning the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. The Christian movie event of the year, this “powerful and gripping” (The Dove Foundation) film has been awarded the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of Approval.

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, written for the screen by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom) and Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle) & Destin Cretton (The Glass Castle), and directed by Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative spiritual journey. After a family tragedy, Mack (Worthington) spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God’s existence and life’s purpose. Mack is unable to move on, until he gets a mysterious invitation to an abandoned shack. There, God reveals Himself in the form of three strangers led by Papa (Spencer). Mack’s journey will transform audiences of all ages, in this movie that you will want to watch over and over.

The Shack home entertainment release will feature audio commentary with director Stuart Hazeldine, five featurettes, and a deleted scene. The featurettes include a look at the development of the book with author William Paul Young in “Touched by God: A Writer’s Journey”; a conversation with the filmmakers, cast and theologians to discuss the movie’s depiction of God in human form in “God’s Heart for Humanity”; the music video for the song “Heaven Knows” by Hillsong United, the in-depth “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” featurette and a look behind the scenes of the premiere in “Premiere Night: A Blessed Evening”. The Shack Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Hazeldine
  • “Touched by God: A Writer’s Journey” Featurette
  • “God’s Heart for Humanity” Featurette
  • “”Heaven Knows”: The Power of Song with Hillsong United” Featurette
  • “Something Bigger than Ourselves: The Making of The Shack” Featurette
  • “Premiere Night: A Blessed Evening” Featurette
  • Deleted Scene

 

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2017
Title Copyright: The Shack, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material including some violence
Genre: Drama, Faith
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 132 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 2.40:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, Spanish Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, English Descriptive Audio

 

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STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | New Poster & Teaser

starwarsthelastjediposter[1]You guys!!!! It’s here!!!!

Here is the official poster for the new Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi,’ and it is F*&#%&^* awesome!!!

It’s nice to see Mark Hamill’s face behind a light saber again! I’m sure most of us would love to see Luke get revenge on Kylo Ren after killing our beloved Hans Solo, am I right? I’m just excited to see another installment period!  🙂

We were also blessed with a teaser trailer which looks AMAZING! You can check that out below . . .

The film is due to be released December 15!  as always, let me know what you think! What are your fan theories?

 

SYNOPSIS: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. 

 

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@Thisfunktional Review: THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Re-Ignites the Franchise

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Dominic Torretto faces a decision to make for his family in “The Fate of the Furious,” bringing a fantastic sequel that propels the franchise forward.

The story isn’t a brilliant life altering story, but it’s a magnificent change for a series that has taken some twists and turns which have been unexpected.

This installment starts with Dom, played by Vin Diesel, and Letty, played by Michelle Rodriguez, on their honeymoon in Cuba.

Both Diesel and Rodriguez have been playing these characters throughout the series and continue to play them well.

Cipher, played by Charlize Theron, brings a proposal to Dom which he accepts.

Theron is a fantastic villain which adds an element of viciousness which the prior villains of the Fast and Furious franchise had not before. She is an equal to any of the members of Dom’s team, but adds a seductively dominant quality that will entice audiences.

To avoid spoilers, Hobbs, played by Dwayne Johnson, and Deckard, played by Jason Statham, end up in the same prison.

Johnson has a likable comedic element which helps to bring more to his character than just another brute force cop.

Statham is able to explore his character further and bring out more than expected. The parkour moves he does keep his character being highly entertaining.

The rest of the team – Roman, played by Tyrese Gibson, Tej Parker, played by Ludacris, and Ramsey, played by Nathalie Emmanuel – are back as well with Mr. Nobody, played by Kurt Russell and new comer Owen, played by Luke Evans.

Gibson and Ludacris get the best lines and such funny moments that it’s hard not to think of them as a crucial part of what made this movie good.

What makes this movie worth watching is a spoiler, which I will avoid mentioning, but will elude to.

Vin Diesel takes Dom’s character to a whole new level.

Dom’s relationship with Letty gets put to the test, enemies become allies and the family dynamic of the group changes.

The cars are amazing as they always are in this series.

Dom and Letty get the bad ass muscle cars which can take a beating and keep going.

Roman gets the flashy cars which help him become a bullseye.

Tej and Ramsey get cars which are high-tech as they are brilliant with technology.

Hobbs gets the large-bulky powerful trucks which go with his personality.

The villain gets the vehicles which can be seen as impossible to take down with a regular car.

The ending, much like the rest of the ending of these series wraps up with an inspirational message.

I give this action film a 4 out of 5 Popcorns. Discussing this movie with my guest to the screening Jessica Cameron, It held its own with the story and the action was just enough to be entertaining but not over doing it. It’s an entertaining ride which is enjoyable and adds something new to the franchise, a female villain that is equal in every way to any of the male counterparts. Charlize Theron is one of the biggest reasons to watch this movie, having watched it in IMAX was another great part. It’s a movie that benefits from the IMAX experience.

“The Fate of the Furious” is out in theaters April 14.

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SCREAM QUEEN STREAM: Go Kart Challenge

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

It’s that time of the week again, “Scream Queen Stream” with Jessica Cameron and Heather Dorff brings a Go Kart Challange.

Find out if Cameron got any of her champion race car driver father’s talent, although she is a self proclaimed bad driver in real life.

See Heather Dorff get competitive, find out how many times she did what she had to do to get to first place.

And the loser of the challenge has to sing a snippet from Sir Mix-alot’s “I Like Big Butts.” Who had to sing it? Watch the “Scream Queen Stream” and find out.

This is definitely a fun video, watch these two beautiful women slam into walls, wipe other drivers out and see how the guys react to being beaten by a girl.

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Hosts: Jessica Cameron & Heather Dorff
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Editing: Heather Dorff

Equipment used: We shoot on our Iphone 6sPlus, using small LED Lights, and Procam 3.

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April: Days Seven & Eight | Playlists & Plans

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Hey everyone!

I’m sorry for falling behind a bit on these daily posts, but last weekend was my birthday! Never fear, I’m in catch-up mode and will try to combine some days so I don’t bombard you with my rambling lol.

For Day Seven, I wanted to talk about Playlists!

I’m a HUGE music lover and I absolutely love finding new artists. I get tired of hearing the same 5 songs in rotation on the radio, so any time I can Shazam a song from a TV show or movie I’m a happy camper! I’m always taking suggestions too, so if you know of anyone I should check out, comment on this post and let me know!

I have a few playlists going on Apple Music right now, but the one I use the most is eclectic to say the least! I have Hailee Steinfeld, ZAYN, Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Syml, Muse, Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, Ruelle and Amber Run. Ruelle is featured a lot on one of my favorite shows, The Originals, and they’re absolutely incredible! I usually add a lot of my Shazam tags to that playlist as well so it’s always growing.

I also have a Justin Timberlake playlist, OneRepublic, The Script and Imagine Dragons. Those four are probably my favorite artists/bands.

How about you? What are you listening to? Is there anyone I should check out?


 
Day Eight is about highlighting what Plans are on my to-do list . . . and there’s a lot! I won’t bore you with everything, but here are the essentials:

  1. Definitely need to hit the gym. In the past year I moved from my home of 29 years to a cute little apartment. For some reason during the chaos of moving and working full-time, I decided it would be a “good idea” to also take 5 online classes. I haven’t had much time within the past year, but now that school has slowed down and I’m almost done, I plan on being at the gym every day.
  2. This past week I started looking for apartments to rent in Georgia, New York and New Jersey. During my search, I stumbled upon a GORGEOUS new home for about half of what it would cost if it were here in Miami. This really made me smarten up about spending/saving money, so saving is definitely on my list of plans.
  3. I graduated high school in 2002 (yes, I’m old) and have been taking college courses here and there ever since. I’ve worked full-time since I was 18 so it wasn’t always easy to put time aside for school. Trying to find online classes or classes that coincide with your work schedule is a bitch! I’ve already received my Associates Degree and Liberal Arts and am about to finish my Bachelors Degree in English – Creative Writing, so now it’s time to think and plan for the possibility of grad school. Am I crazy for considering it? Probably!

 

That’s all I’ll bore you with for now, but let me know what plans you have for the rest of the year!

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Movie Review: COLLATERAL BEAUTY

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Hey, movie lovers!

I know I’m late to the game on this one, but I watched it last night with my niece and just had to post about it. To be quite honest, I’m surprised it has a 12% on Rotten Tomatoes! I can see how some people might not enjoy it as much as I did, but I wonder if the people who didn’t like it have experienced loss in their lives. From personal experience, I know how death can create these questions in your mind about love, time and death so the meaning behind the movie really hit me in the heart. My niece just loves any movie that can make her cry for some reason (teenagers!), but she loves this one!

SYNOPSIS: Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. 

Let me start by saying that Will Smith kills it in this movie. We all know he’s a great actor, but he hasn’t always chosen the best roles in his career. In this one though, he plays the role of a grieving father so perfectly that you can actually feel his pain. The entire cast does a great job, in my opinion. I found myself getting angry at his friends for scheming behind his back, then I felt sympathy for them because Howard’s grief has affected their lives as well. I think I felt every emotion imaginable while watching this movie and, for me, that’s a sign of a good one.

Every twist and turn in this movie was great and it’s not until the credits roll that everything sort of hits you all at once.

Usually when I see a new movie in the theater, or rent one on On Demand, I try to judge it based on whether or not I would actually buy it or possibly catch it again down the road when it’s streaming online. I rented this one last night and I would definitely buy it. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s one to at least check out. So grab a box of tissues and try to put yourself in this man’s shoes for about 2 hours.

If you forgot what this movie was about, check out the trailer below and if you decide to watch it, let me know what you thought!

 

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@Thisfunktional #Contest: HBO’s JERROD CARMICHAEL: 8

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Check out HBO’s comedy special “Jerrod Carmichael: 8,” which includes comedy many people can relate to.

This comedy special had me laughing from the witty comments, unexpected humor and the way it relates to real life.

Carmichael is able to take the banter from the audience and turn it into some funny interaction which is unexpected.

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

You have to be following me so I can message you the code and instructions on how to download a digital copy of this HBO comedy special.

Disclaimer: 1 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to April 14, 2017 . Winners will be notified on April 14, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by Think Jam.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

Taped in December before a live audience at the historic Masonic Hall in New York City, the show features his subversive, thought-provoking take on cultural norms.

Performing in the round and engaging audience members during his act, Carmichael addresses a wide range of subjects, including Trump’s victory, climate change, supporting the troops, animal rights, being a good boyfriend and his top four fears, as well as exploring larger themes like race, politics, love and family.

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Restricted Trailer for THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson].

The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours.

During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator [Gary Oldman] who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson’s equally notorious wife.

The film will be “hitting” your theatres on August 18.

Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment presents, Millennium Films presents, in association with Cristal Pictures and East Light Films, a Millennium Films and a CG Films production.

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