PRETTYMUCH: Funktion Tour 2018 | Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL – 10/29/18

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Hey there, concert-goers!

Guess who spent 11 hours at Revolution Live on Monday because they’re the best aunt ever?? This girl right here! I’d bought my niece & I VIP tickets so she could meet PRETTYMUCH, and that pretty much (pun intended) included sitting outside the venue from 11 am until the show was done at almost 10 pm. In Florida. Where we don’t participate in gorgeous, chilly Fall weather. Nope. We sat (thankfully) in the shade with the sun glaring down around us for most of the day.

If you weren’t already aware, PRETTYMUCH is composed of Zion Kuwonu, Brandon Arreaga, Nick Mara, Austin Porter and Edwin Honoret. They were put together in 2016 by Syco Music founder, Simon Cowell and have been working extra hard to get their name out there in the music industry.

The “meet & greet” at our show started between 4:45 and 5 pm, and was a quicker experience than I thought it would be. I know that’s not up to the guys though, and all the girls seemed to appreciate what little time they did get with them, so we do as good family members do and shell out the cash to make them happy doing the things we didn’t get to do when we were younger. I happened to have bought myself a M&G ticket before I knew my niece had a friend coming down for the show, so I gave her my wristband so she could meet the guys.

After the meet & greet, fans with VIP tickets got to head inside of the venue early in order to score some merch and grab their spots as close to the stage as possible. I opted to stand where the parents were in order to avoid getting trampled by excited fans (believe me, I understand the excitement lol). Doors for those with GA admission entered the venue at about 6:30 and the show actually started at 7:30 with opening act, Gunnar Gehl.

Gunnar was great at hyping up the crowd before PRETTYMUCH hit the stage. He had a mix of upbeat songs and slow, acoustic songs, as well as a medley of covers that the crowd knew and loved.

PRETTYMUCH hit the stage at about 8:30 to hundreds of high-pitched screaming fans that couldn’t wait to catch their favorites up close. I have to admit, I’ve been to A LOT of live shows in my life so far and this had to be one of the most lit crowds I’ve experienced. From the moment the guys stepped on-stage, the energy level was through the roof. If you’ve ever watched their performances on YouTube (I’ve seen plenty), you know that that’s their reputation. Their performance level is always beyond 100. What I like about watching them perform is that rather than trying to be completely in sync with their dancing, they each do the choreography in their own respective styles. There’s just something different about them that I think really resonates with their fans. They dress different, they dance different, they are different and that’s a great message to spread to their young fans. They’re not a cookie-cutter boy band and they’re likely not going anywhere for a while! Which is cool because even though I’m 34, I actually really like their music and their dancing  (don’t judge me).

While performing, there were huge bursts of smoke that shot out over the crowd when the beat dropped, which only seemed to hype the fans up even more. Their set was about 1 hour – 1 hour and 15 minutes of non-stop excitement and I definitely recommend checking out one of their shows if you can.

You can check out the set list below:

Setlist:

  1. Real Friends
  2. Jello
  3. Hello
  4. Teacher
  5. Open Arms
  6. Summer On You
  7. Healthy
  8. Denim On Patrol
  9. Sauce
  10. Mind of Poseidon
  11. If I Ever Fall In Love
  12. 10,000 Hours
  13. On My Way
  14. Solita

Encore:

Would You Mind (dance break)

 

Head over to my YouTube channel for videos that I recorded at the show HERE.

You can also visit their official site for more remaining tour dates, etc. HERE.

 

Movie Review by Kristin: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN | #GreatestShowman @GreatestShowman

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Ladies and gentlemen, I finally got to see The Greatest Showman last night!

There’s a new movie theater that I’ve been wanting to check out and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. After work, we headed down there, grabbed a flatbread pizza and lounged in our extra comfy recliner seats. This may not come as a surprise, but I am a sucker for musicals and I’ve been so excited to watch this one–especially because one of my favorite dancers, Shannon Holtzapffel aka The Tattooed Man aka Prince Constantine is in it. But, you know, life happens and I ended up seeing it super late.

SYNOPSIS: “The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

In any case, I really enjoyed it! The soundtrack was absolutely phenomenal and now I’m extra salty that I wasn’t able to be a part of the sing-along viewings they had recently. The movie had a great message about embracing what makes you different, and also to remain true to yourself rather than conforming to society’s idea of perfection just to fit in. I think, in this day and age, these are extremely important messages to convey to younger generations. Bullying is at an all-time high, so it’s important to teach children to be accepting of those who seem different and to be satisfied with themselves despite their own differences. Those messages were never lost throughout the one hour and forty-five minute showtime.

The singing and dancing were fantastic, the cast was great and, while the special effects could have been a bit better, I thought this was a solid musical that everyone should go out and see. Hugh Jackman was the perfect person to play P.T. Barnum. He’s energetic, he’s theatrical and he has a great voice. Fans of Wolverine might be surprised to see him in this kind of role, but most of us knew he got his start doing musicals. Zac Efron and Zendaya were also great, but that was already expected. What wasn’t expected was how good Michelle Williams was playing Barnum’s wife, Charity Barnum. I know she’s a great actress, but she was exceptionally good in this role. Keala Settle plays the role of the “bearded lady” and WOW! She has a powerhouse voice that cuts through every song she’s a part of. This is definitely not the last we’ve heard of her.

I’ve seen some mixed reviews for the film because some thought it was too cheesy. Let’s be honest with ourselves . . . name one musical that hasn’t been cheesy. I’ll wait. I think cheesiness is part of their charm and you’re kidding yourself if you expect otherwise. Go into this one with an open mind and the willingness to have a whole soundtrack stuck in your head for days because that is what will most definitely happen.

Most importantly, show this to your children. Let them dream. Let them be different. Embrace their differences and teach them to be accepting of others. They’re our future, after all.

#LaLaLand Desembarca en Digital HD 4/11 y en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 4/25 #CityofStars

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“Pura magia cinematográfica”
– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Ganadora de 6 Premios de la Academia®
y de 7 históricos Globos de Oro®

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Del Director Damien Chazelle, Ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, Nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, Ganadora al Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land Desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de Abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack y DVD el 25 de Abril de la mano de Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label

SANTA MÓNICA, CA y VANCOUVER, BC, 13 de marzo de 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) anunció hoy que la deslumbrante obra maestra, musical, ganadora del Premio de la Academia® y del Globo de Oro® La La Land desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 25 de abril de la mano de Summit Entertainment, una compañía de Lionsgate. Escrita y dirigida por Damien Chazelle, ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, ganadora del Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land relata la historia de una aspirante a actriz llamada Mia y de un entregado pianista de jazz llamado Sebastian, quienes atraviesan dificultades para llegar a fin de mes en una ciudad conocida por destruir cualquier esperanza y romper corazones. Recreada en el Los Ángeles moderno, este original musical sobre la vida cotidiana explora la alegría y el dolor que acompañan la búsqueda de tus sueños.

“La película del año” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) debutó en el Festival de Cine de Venice y en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto con elogios unánimes por parte de la crítica. La La Land ganó 6 Premios de la Academia®, incluyendo un premio por Mejor Director al director y guionista Damien Chazelle, ganó también 7 históricos Globos de Oro®, y se ha convertido en un fenómeno taquillero a nivel mundial con una recaudación internacional de $400 millones. La película también cuenta con la participación del cantante y compositor John Legend, que ha ganado el Premio Grammy® en diez ocasiones y que está detrás del sencillo “Start a Fire”. La banda sonora de la película también incluye los temas “City of Stars” (ganadora del Globo de Oro® por Mejor Canción Original – Película) y “Audition”.

La La Land es más que la película más aclamada del año – es un tesoro cinematográfico para la posteridad del que te enamorarás una y otra vez. Emma Stone y Ryan Gosling dan vida a Mia y Sebastian, una actriz y un pianista de jazz en busca de sus sueños hollywoodenses –y encontrarse el uno al otro– en una vibrante celebración de esperanza, sueños y amor.

La interpretación mágica que Damien Chazelle hace de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está llamada a ser un clásico moderno y un icono de la era. El lanzamiento para entretenimiento en el hogar incluye el espectacular largometraje, que puede verse una y otra vez, así como material adicional extenso que revela la historia no contada sobre cómo las pasiones de Damien cobraron vida a través de este proyecto. El contenido especial del 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD incluye audiocomentarios del guionista y director Damien Chazelle y del compositor Justin Hurwitz. También vienen acompañados de 10 cortometrajes con escenas entre bastidores que incluyen: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”, que ofrece una mirada detrás de cámara para mostrar que Damien Chazelle y su equipo solo contaron con dos días de rodaje para llevar a la realidad la espectacular escena inaugural; “La La Land’s Great Party”, que muestra la creación de la fiesta en las colinas de Hollywood; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student”, que detalla el esfuerzo realizado por Ryan Gosling para llegar a tocar el piano como Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project” revela la historia de los orígenes de La La Land; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles”, en la que se explica el significado del término La La Land; “The Music of La La Land” se sumerge en el proceso de creación de la música icónica; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” permite conocer los pensamientos del cantante y ganador de varios Premios Grammy® sobre su participación en la película; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land” muestra entrevistas con el equipo de diseño de la película; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” marca la tercera vez que Ryan Gosling y Emma Stone comparten pantalla; y “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream”, que explora el extraordinario final de la película. El 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD también cuentan con “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, que presenta las ideas originales de la película. Los lanzamientos del 4K Ultra HD y Blu-ray de La La Land cuentan con tecnología Dolby Atmos, mezclada específicamente para el entretenimiento en casa y la cual permite situar y mover el sonido a cualquier parte de la habitación, incluso por encima del televidente.

El DVD de La La Land viene con audiocomentarios de Chazelle y Hurwitz titulados “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles” y “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”. Todos los lanzamientos incluyen una selección de canciones. La La Land estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack y DVD por el precio sugerido de venta de $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95 respectivamente.

 

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL 4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD

  • Audiocomentario con el guionista/director Damien Chazelle y el compositor Justin Hurwitz
  • Cortometraje “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land’s Great Party”
  • Cortometraje “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student”
  • Cortometraje “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land‘s Love Letter to Los Angeles”
  • Cortometraje “The Music of La La Land
  • Cortometraje “John Legend’s Acting Debut”
  • Cortometraje “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land
  • Cortometraje “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”
  • Cortometraje “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream”
  • Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos
  • Selección de Canciones

 

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL DVD

  • Audiocomentario con el guionista/director Damien Chazelle y el compositor Justin Hurwitz
  • Cortometraje “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles”
  • Cortometraje “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”
  • Selección de Canciones

 


Website: OwnLaLaLand.com
Facebook: facebook.com/LaLaLand
Instagram: @LaLaLand
Twitter: @LaLaLand

#CityofStars  #LaLaLand

#LaLaLand Arrives on Digital HD 4/11 and on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 4/25 #CityofStars

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“Pure movie magic” 

– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Winner of 6 Academy Awards®
and a Record-Breaking 7 Golden Globes®

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From Academy Award®-Winning Director Damien Chazelle and Starring Oscar® Best Actor Nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress Winner Emma Stone, La La Land, Arrives on Digital HD April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 25 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label

 

 

SANTA MONICA, CA and VANCOUVER, BC, March 13, 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the dazzling Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning music-filled masterpiece La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand April 25 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. Written and directed by Academy Award® winning director Damien Chazelle and starring Oscar® Best Actor nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress winner Emma Stone, La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

“The movie of the year” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival to unanimous critical praise. La La Land won 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer-director Damien Chazelle, won a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards and has become a global box office phenomenon grossing over $400 million globally. The film also features ten-time Grammy®-Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend who contributed the single “Start a Fire” to the soundtrack which also includes the tracks “City of Stars” (Golden Globe® winner for Best Original Song – Motion Picture), and “Audition.”

La La Land is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

Damien Chazelle’s magical interpretation of the City of Angels is destined to be a modern classic and an icon of the era. The home entertainment release includes the breathtaking film to watch again and again, as well in-depth bonus material revealing the untold story of how Damien’s passion project came to life. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD special features include audio commentary by writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Damien Chazelle and his team had only two shoot days to make the film’s spectacular opening number a reality; “La La Land’s Great Party,” looking at the creation of the Hollywood Hills party scene; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” showing how hard Ryan Gosling worked to truly play the piano as Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project,” that uncovers the story of La La Land’s origins; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles,” in which the term La La Land is explained; “The Music of La La Land” delving into the process of creating the iconic music; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” featuring the Grammy®-Winning singer’s thoughts on being in the film; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land,” with interviews with the film’s design team; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm,” marking the third time in which Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have starred on screen together, and “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream,” exploring the extraordinary ending to the film. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD also feature “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, showing the original pitches for the film. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray of La La Land will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

The La La Land DVD features audio commentary with Chazelle and Hurwitz, “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles,” and “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm.” All releases include song selection.  La La Land will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz
  • “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” Featurette
  • La La Land’s Great Party” Featurette
  • “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” Featurette
  • “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project” Featurette
  • La La Land‘s Love Letter to Los Angeles” Featurette
  • “The Music of La La Land” Featurette
  • “John Legend’s Acting Debut” Featurette
  • “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land” Featurette
  • “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” Featurette
  • “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream” Featurette
  • Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos
  • Song Selection

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz
  • “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” Featurette
  • La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles” Featurette
  • “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” Featurette
  • Song Selection

 

Website: OwnLaLaLand.com
Facebook: facebook.com/LaLaLand
Instagram: @LaLaLand
Twitter: @LaLaLand

#CityofStars  #LaLaLand

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Review

Hey everyone!  So I bought my mom tickets to see Lord of the Dance here in South Florida and figured I could write a review since they’re starting their US Tour here!

Growing up, I always remembered my mom watching this VHS with people dancing to Irish music.  It was hypnotizing!  About 10 years ago, my dad bought her tickets to see the show in Miami Beach, but there was no Michael Flatley.  After all these years, I saw that he was going to be going out on the final tour of his career and knew I had to take her to see him live.

Tonight I saw my mom’s eyes light up again.  She’d been anticipating this show all week and I’m so glad I got to take her.

This entire show was amazing.  Way more modern than the old VHS tape we used to watch!  The outfits were more modern, the setup of the show was as well.  One thing that remained equally amazing was the dancing.  The dancing is so synchronized and just incredible to watch.  Truly makes you want to get up and try it out…until you realize YOUR feet and legs don’t move that fast!  The visual effects were cool, the sound was great, the dancers were wonderful. It was a great show and one I would definitely recommend checking out.  You’d be amazed at how quick the dancers move their feet!

Here’s a clip of the men of Lord of the Dance on the Stephen Colbert show:

You can also buy Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on Digital HD now, and on BluRay & DVD March 1st!