Enter to Win: Blumhouse & Universal Pictures MA Party Pack

It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere!
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Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will send chills down your spine in the new thriller from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Entertainment, MA coming to theaters May 31!

About MA:

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.

Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.”

But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.

Ma also stars Juliette Lewis (August: Osage County) as Maggie’s mom, Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) as a local dad, Missi Pyle (Gone Girl) as his girlfriend, and McKaley Miller (TV’s Hart of Dixie), Corey Fogelmanis (TV’s Girl Meets World), Gianni Paolo (TV’s Power) and Dante Brown (Lethal Weapon TV series) as Maggie’s friends.

From Tate Taylor, the acclaimed director of The Help and Get On Up, and blockbuster producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Halloween, The Purge series) comes a thriller anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Spencer, one of the most powerful actors of her generation.

Ma is written by Scotty Landes (Comedy Central’s Workaholics), is produced by Blum for his Blumhouse Productions, by Taylor, and by John Norris (executive producer, Get On Up), and is executive produced by Spencer, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno, and Robin Fisichella.

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In celebration of the upcoming film, we have an awesome MA Party Pack to giveaway!

The Ma Party Pack contains:

1 – Exclusive Limited Edition MA rhinestone “Sexy” hat replica (with or without blood splatter) exclusive! Extremely limited with only 150 created!

1 – Exclusive Party Pong Game Set, that includes six MA themed cups and a ping pong ball.


I have 1 prize pack 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 #A2Kmamovie

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning! & as an added bonus, get two friends to follow and message me with your name.  😉

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Friday, June 7th at 12:00 PM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

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Mail Call from POWER THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON, now on Blu-ray, DVD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

To celebrate the release of “Power: The Complete Fifth Season,” now available on Blu-ray and DVD, ThisFunktional received a limited edition POWER decanter and glasses set.

The amazing decanter and glasses set came in a nice box with the Blu-ray and a letter which read:

“Jesus,

Como muestra de su lealtad y discreción, el Sr. St. Patrick quisiera recompensarlo con este decantador de edición limitada y juego de vasos de cristal. Sirvase un trago de su elección mientras pueda y recuerde para quien trabaja.”

“For your loyalty and discretion, Mr. St. Patrick would like to show his gratitude with this limited edition decanter and crystal glasses set. Serve yourself your drink of choice while you can and remember who you work for.”

This decanter will be filled with a nice cognac to drink chilled while watching “Power: The Complete Fifth Season.”

Don’t forget to check out a recap of ThisFunktional’s interview with Franky G who plays Poncho in “Power.”

Here’s some more photos of the gorgeous limited edition “Power” decanter and glasses set:

POWER Season 5
Available Now On Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

Franky G continues to be excited playing Poncho in season 5 of POWER

Written by Jesus Figueroa

With a brilliant season full of incredible guest stars and a great continuing cast, Franky G had the opportunity to work with talented cast members.

Franky G said he wished he would have been able to work with more of the cast because they are so fantastic, but he was only able to work with a few.

Many amazing guest stars popped up on POWER season 5.

The guest stars brought even more incredible talent to the cast. Guest stars allow regular cast to be able to work off a new energy which allows for different performances.

Franky G said that sometimes he found it amazing that so many big name talent would be featured in episodes.

Guest stars were more than just actors, rappers were part of the guest stars and sometimes those performances were among the most impactful.

The show has made its notoriety and proven to be culturally relevant with the amount of guest stars it features.

Franky G said it was an amazing experience with the guest stars, both getting to perform with them and just seeing them on set.

Despite this season being spectacular to watch, Franky G said he thinks every season he gets to participate on “POWER” is incredible. Just being on set is exciting because rod how incredible the show is.

POWER Season 5
Available Now On Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

@ThisFunktional talks with Arisce Wazner, Robert Sepulveda Jr. VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Arise Wazner and Robert Sepulveda Jr. talk with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Maria Del Pilar VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Singer Maria Del Pilar talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Tanya Saracho VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Showrunner Tanya Saracho talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Chelsea Rendon VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Chelsea Rendon talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY “Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Anna LaMadrid VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Anna LaMadrid talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Erika Soto VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Erika Soto talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Carlos Miranda VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Carlos Miranda talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Victoria Ortiz VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Victoria Ortiz talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Roberta Colindrez VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Roberta Colindrez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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@ThisFunktional talks with Ser Anzoategui VIDA

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Ser Anzoategui talks with Jesus Figueroa, @ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com about attending the premiere of season two of STARZ’ VIDA.

STARZ’ VIDA premieres on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26.

All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season from Showrunner Tanya Saracho Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY 

“Vida” is a half-hour drama series with its second season premiering on STARZ app May 23 and the channel May 26

Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the  Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.

Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.

“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.

In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement.

Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.  Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez also star; Raúl Castillo guest stars.

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TV Review: Season 1 of NBC’S ‘THE VILLAGE’

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Ok, people. I just have to say that NBC is killing it right now with their line-up! THIS IS US is one of the best drama shows I’ve ever seen, and THE VILLAGE is right on its heels (only because there’s only one season so far)! On the surface, it’s east to compare the two against each other, but the storylines go deeper than just superficial (metaphorical) wounds. After watching the first season of THE VILLAGE, I can easily say that it stands on its own two feet. I’m just hoping that it gets renewed for another season!

THE VILLAGE focuses on several groups of people living in a condo building in Brooklyn. Each little group in the building has their own storyline, but, individually, they’re all intertwined with each other in some way or another.

You have Sarah, a nurse who lives with her teenage daughter, Katie. Katie discovers she’s pregnant and is contemplating the idea of adoption. Based on what Sarah has told her, she’s lived her life believing that her father, a firefighter during 9/11, was killed in action. She has no idea that their new neighbor, Nick, is actually her father. Throughout the season, Sarah and Nick try to navigate through their own past and how to tell Katie the truth. Nick is also a veteran who is trying to find his way through his post-war PTSD.

Ava is an Iranian refugee who faces deportation and separation from her young son. You get to see how bonded the residents of The Village truly are when they all rally around her during this time. Ava has fallen for another resident, Ben, who is a police officer in NYC. It is revealed that, while Ben is willing to marry Ava to keep her in the U.S., he is still married to the mother of his deceased son.

Ron is the super of The Village building and an owner of a bar called Smalls. He’s married to Patricia, a social worker who is dealing with a relapsed cancer diagnosis. They are the “parents” to everyone in the building and often put their own struggles aside to help everyone else.

Gabe is a law student trying to stay out of the shadow of his power-hungry father. His grandfather, Enzo, lives in a nursing home, but comes to live with Gabe in The Village. Enzo is still mourning his late wife until he meets a new woman he quickly falls in love with. Gabe and Enzo have the most adorable relationship with each other throughout the entire season.

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With all of their individual storylines, they all seem to come together to support each other through all of their struggles. Truth be told, I’m a sucker for those moments. When someone is struggling with something and they have a group of people that are willing to drop everything to be there for them. I literally just cried my way through the entire season 1 finale, and I highly recommend that you check this show out if you haven’t already. The writing is fantastic, the cast is extremely diverse (with not one weak link) and it’s just so easy to connect with. Shout out to Grace Van Dien, who plays Katie, for a stellar performance throughout the season. Everyone was great, but Van Dien literally killed it every single time!

One of my favorite lines from the finale was when Gabe encourages Enzo to propose to his new love, Gwendolina. Enzo struggles with the idea of proposing with the ring that belonged to his late wife, but Gabe insists and says, “I think she’d want this ring on any hand that’s holding yours.” Seriously?!?!?! How could you not watch a show that delivers lines like that one?? Do yourself a favor and check this out. You can also join me in crossing my fingers that this gets renewed!

 

 

Movie Review by Kristin: ALADDIN

aladdin_4c_payoff_one_sheet_27x40_cmykGood morning, movie lovers! Happy Hump Day!

Last night I was able to catch a screening of Disney’s live-action ALADDIN here in Miami and, I have to say, it was much better than I expected!

Leading up to this Friday’s release, I feel like the movie hasn’t had a lot of promotion. Everywhere I look there are promos for this Summer’s release of The Lion King, but barely anything for ALADDIN. I’m hoping that word of mouth will do the movie some good!

Let me preface my review by saying that I’ve always loved Aladdin. The original movie was one of my favorites & I loooooooved the game on Sega. Collecting apples, leaping onto wooden stairs and hopping from stone to stone to avoid lava in the Cave of Wonders. This movie has all of that, which brings back a strong sense of nostalgia. Who doesn’t love that??

With that being said, let me get to the cast. There were some strong feelings going around when the cast was announced. Not necessarily from myself, but the only actor involved that I really knew of was Will Smith, who was cast as Genie. Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) were unknown to me, but now I can’t wait to see what they do next! The three of them carried the film, along with some scene stealers by Abu, Aladdin’s infamous pet monkey. The chemistry between Massoud’s Aladdin and Scott’s Princess Jasmine was evident from the beginning. Some of the iconic scenes from the original were recreated here, further enhancing that nostalgia!

Personally, I loved the cast. The only one I thought could have been a bit stronger was the role of Jafar. The actor in this movie has a soft voice that doesn’t seem to carry much power when he’s on screen. This isn’t to take away from his work as an actor, I just don’t know that he was entirely right for this particular role. Jafar always had this menacing presence in the original, and I just didn’t necessarily feel that here.

I loooooved the singing and dancing! They changed things up some, allowing Smith to sort of modernize the role of Genie a bit. Some of his songs have more of a little rap vibe as opposed to regular singing & it worked! My only “complaint,” if you can call it that, was that in some of the dance numbers, it seemed like the timing was sped up a little. It looked like it was in fast mode when I think it would’ve been nicer to see it in real time.

One thing I want to mention again is the modernization in this one in comparison to the original. Aside from Genie’s contribution, we also see a stronger female presence when it comes to Princess Jasmine’s role. This version includes a new song, “Speechless,” that touches on how she’s supposed to be seen and not heard, but she refuses to remain speechless. It’s an important message, especially for little girls, that I’m glad they included & Naomi Scott performs the song beautifully.

Admittedly, I had another idea for who should have played Aladdin, and, as I mentioned before, I had no idea who Mena Massoud was. After watching this, my mind has been changed & I think Massoud played the role of Aladdin way better than I expected! He was charming and really seemed to embody the character we all know and love.

I definitely recommend checking this out when you can! It’s fun, it’s entertaining and it brings back a little piece of our childhood we didn’t know we needed!

 

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PET SEMATARY – Arrives on Digital 6/25 & on 4k Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Packs 7/9

BASED ON STEPHEN KING’S TERRIFYING NOVEL,
THE BONE-CHILLING THRILLER RETURNS HOME

Including Footage Not Shown in Theaters and a Shocking Alternate Ending!

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On Digital June 25

Unearth the 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray Combo Packs July 9
with Over 90 Minutes of Extras

petsematary_bd_oslv_3dskw_mechCalled “the stuff of nightmares” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) and “flat out terrifying” (Erik Davis, Fandango), the chilling new adaptation PET SEMATARY comes home on Digital June 25, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Video-On-Demand July 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over 90 minutes of special features, including hair-raising deleted and extended scenes, a chilling alternate ending, a look at the main characters, behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and more.  A must-own for every Stephen King fan, PET SEMATARY is a “twisted and bone-chilling” (Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting) thrill ride.

The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead**.  In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.

Synopsis: After the Creed family relocates from Boston to rural Maine, they soon discover an ancient burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, the grief-stricken father is driven by the cemetery’s sinister power, setting off a perilous chain of events that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.  Some secrets are best left buried in this twisted thriller.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*

  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Night Terrors – Family Haunting Visions
    • Louis
    • Rachel
    • Ellie
  • The Tale of Timmy Baterman
  • Beyond the Deadfall
    • Chapter One: Resurrection – Directors, screenwriters and cast discuss bringing this classic back to life
    • Chapter Two: The Final Resting Place—A deeper look into finding the right location for the terror to unfold
    • Chapter Three: The Road to Sorrow— Inside the film’s tragic themes and creating the iconic cat “Church”
    • Chapter Four: Death Comes home—Unearth the creepy elements behind the climax and final scenes of the film

The PET SEMATARY DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

 

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FIVE FEET APART | Arrives on Digital 5/24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On Demand 6/11 from Lionsgate

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

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Embrace Life with This Inspiring Romance
Arriving on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on June 11 from Lionsgate®

img_9270Experience a beautiful portrait of true love when Five Feet Apart arrives on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 11 from Lionsgate. Director Justin Baldoni (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”) and writers Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis bring this heartfelt and inspirational film about two young people who refuse to be defined by the obstacles that separate them. Starring Haley Lu Richardson (Split, The Edge of Seventeen), Cole Sprouse (TV’s “Riverdale”), Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ben-Hur, TV’s “The Middle”), and Parminder Nagra (TV’s “The Blacklist,” TV’s “God Friended Me,” TV’s “Fortitude”), this film received an “A” CinemaScore and is produced by Cathy Schulman (Crash).

SYNOPSIS: Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) is a vibrant, fun-loving 17-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection—but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off limits?

Bring home Five Feet Apart and go in-depth with four different making-of featurettes, which give an inside look into what it took to make such a touching film and include never-before-seen cast and crew interviews. The release also includes an audio commentary with director Justin Baldoni, deleted scenes, and an exclusive alternate ending. The Five Feet Apart Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Justin Baldoni
  • “Crossing It Off: Making Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “On the Set of Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “Attention to Detail” Featurette
  • “An Artist’s Eye” Featurette
  • “Theatrical Fan Event” Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

 

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THE CURRENT WAR | October 4, 2019 Release Date Announced

Newly formed 101 Studios has announced the release date of the studio’s debut film release THE CURRENT WAR. The film’s limited release begins on October 4, 2019 followed by wide release on October 11, 2019.

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THE CURRENT WAR is the epic story of the cutthroat competition that literally lit up the modern world.  Benedict Cumberbatch is Thomas Edison, the celebrity inventor on the verge of bringing electricity to Manhattan. On the eve of triumph, his plans are upended by charismatic businessman George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), who believes he and his partner, the upstart genius Nikolai Tesla (Nicholas Hoult), have a superior idea for how to rapidly electrify America. As Edison and Westinghouse grapple for who will power the nation, they spark one of the first and greatest corporate feuds in American history. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL) with executive producer Martin Scorsese, THE CURRENT WAR also stars Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen and Tuppence Middleton.

THE CURRENT WAR opens in select theaters on October 4, 2019, and everywhere on October 11, 2019!

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN | Official Trailer + Teaser Poster Released

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Meet the dog who will show the world what it means to be human.

20th Century Fox has released the official trailer and teaser poster for Fox 2000‘s upcoming film THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.

SYNOPSIS: Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo. 

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN also stars Gary Cole, Kathy Baker and Martin Donovan and will be released August 9th by The Walt Disney Studios.

THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN arrives in theaters everywhere on August 9!


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Check Out NYC Rock Band SILVER RELICS – Debut Album Out Now!

untitled1New York City-based rock band SILVER RELICS is Alex Sepassi and Justin Alvis.

Beginning at age 10, Sepassi actively honed a raw talent as a vocalist, performer, and by his late teens, a prolific songwriter. Raised on the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Sepassi later discovered the Technicolor experiments of the psychedelics and brooding ’80s indie rock. He deftly incorporates the best of these influences while adhering to a classical “songs first” philosophy, writing taut, arresting demos on acoustic guitar and piano before sending a song on its trajectory. “I don’t know if I know what makes these songs, I think it’s different and new every time,” Sepassi explains. “The lyrics just point directly towards where I am in my life at that exact moment.”

Drummer Justin Alvis began his career as a member of various Drum and Bugle Corps that toured extensively across North America and Europe. His experience as a rudimental snare drummer molded him into a rhythmic databank. It’s not surprise that his skill set is the foundation of SILVER RELICS. His power and precision are easily recognizable each time he’s behind a kit.

“Justin is incredibly talented, with a work ethic and consistency that makes him one of a kind.”

Sepassi was introduced to New York producer Howie Beno at his 2016 South by Southwest showcase in Austin, TX. The two connected instantly, discussing a mutual admiration in each others’ past work and forging plans to record in the immediate future, SILVER RELICS and Beno began recording Sepassi’s material shortly thereafter.

“Howie’s the director, mentor, facilitator, the boss and our dear friend. He’s just as much a member of this group as we are and we know just how fortunate we are to say it.”

After deciding to relocate to New York in the Spring of 2017, Sepassi and Alvis were determined to record a collection of songs prior to their departure.

“What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time . . . the excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive fucking anxiety just to name a handful,” Sepassi says. “I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don’t have to move across the country to identify with this concept. It’s very human.”

SILVER RELICS continue to resonate with their listeners and to extend their reach since they began performing on New York stages in late 2017. Their live performance and style has often been compared to their artistic influences: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran, Joy Division, The Verve, Nirvana, The Stone Roses, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

The band released their debut album, Generic, on May 17, 2019. You can take a listen by visiting Spotify HERE.

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