Enter to Win! JURASSIC WORLD 5-MOVIE COLLECTION

IMG_2043Hello, movie lovers!

I want to thank everyone who entered the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom contest I had up for the past week or so. Your time and participation are greatly appreciated. Which is why I’m extra excited to announce this particular contest!

I have ONE copy of the Jurassic World 5-Movie Collection to giveaway and you can find details on how to enter below!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now available on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, so make sure to head out and grab yourself a copy!


Here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Kcontest

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 Monday, September 24 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

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SLENDER MAN on digital October 19, on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 30

SLENDER MAN

Available just in time for Halloween on Digital October 19
and on Blu-ray & DVD October 30

Includes the Featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast”

 

5f7cd-slenderman_2018_bluray_outersleeve_frontleft2b252812529Fascinated by the internet lore of the SLENDER MAN, Joey King (Wish Upon, The Conjuring), Julia Goldani Telles (“The Affair”), Jaz Sinclair (When the Bough Breaks) and Annalise Basso (Ouija: Origin of Evil) conjure up the mysterious entity all in the name of fun … until one of them inexplicably disappears. Just in time for Halloween frights, dare to bring home SLENDER MAN on digital October 19 and on Blu-ray and DVD October 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. SLENDER MAN also stars Alex Fitzalan (“Crash & Burn”), Taylor Richardson (A Most Violent Year) and rising horror icon Javier Botet (The Conjuring, Insidious: The Last Key, IT).

The digital, Blu-ray and DVD releases of SLENDER MAN include the featurette
“Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast,” where fans will hear the cast discuss their characters, the director on scares and the monster himself!

SYNOPSIS: In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the SLENDER MAN, attempt to prove that he doesn’t actually exist – until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Directed by Sylvain White and written by David Birke based on a character created by Victor Surge, SLENDER MAN was produced by Bradley J. Fischer, James Vanderbilt, William Sherak, Robyn Meisinger and Sarah Snow; and executive produced by Louis Sallerson, Tracey Nyberg, Adam Kolbrenner, Ryan Cunningham and Glenn S. Gainor.

Bonus Content Includes:

  • “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast” featurette


SLENDER MAN
has a run time of approximately 93 minutes and is rated PG-13 for disturbing images, sequences of terror, thematic elements and language including some crude sexual references.

VIVA LA TRADICION takes over the Ford Theater for two days of mariachi music

VIVA LA TRADICION takes over the Ford Theater for two days of mariachi music

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Viva La Tradicion” has paid tribute to many of Mexico’s biggest icons, this year they pay homage to late Jose “Pepe” Martinez of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, who pioneered mariachi music in the U.S.

On August 8 and 9, Pepe Martinez Jr. helps to pay tribute to his father by bringing Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez Jr. to perform the classic music of his father.

Pepe Jr. said that its going to be sentimental because he will be playing the music his father wrote and organized, music he has been listening to since he was a young child.

Mariachi music has helped keep the traditional music from Mexico alive.

The tradition of mariachi music spans many years and can include music from various genres.

Founder Susie Garcia said that she looked up to Pepe Martinez because of the strong presence he gave Mariachi music world wide and its about time that he is paid tribute.

The partnership between Garcia and Pepe Jr. come together for the incredible “Viva La Tradition” two day event.

Pepe Jr. will be able to showcase music he has held close to his heart and have a special performance where he will share the stage with his late father in a special way.

Pepe Jr. said he will do a song, “A Mi Manera,” “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, where he will sing with along side the voice of his late father.

Garcia said that after the past “Viva La Tradition” sold out and the fact that this is an event for the family to enjoy together, it was only logical to have two nights.

Performers at “Viva La Tradition:”
Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martínez Jr.
For more than 30 years, Jose “Pepe” Martínez Jr. has lived on stage inspired by the gift of music introduced to him as a young boy. His biggest teacher and mentor was his own father, most affectionately known as Don Pepe. With 25 years as a leading member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Pepe Jr. now brings his experience, professionalism and leadership to his new group Mariachi Ángeles.

Steeven Sandoval is a ranchera music singer who was a shining star in two of the best mariachis of the world: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán founded by Don Pepe Martínez.
Steeven is considered one of the most iconic voices in mariachi music and is best known for his classic renditions of “Por Amor,” “A Los Cuatro Vientos,” and “Te Huberias Ido Antes,” among others.

Las Colibrí or “The Hummingbirds” has a passion for music, beauty, and girl power. This all-female group is flying into new territory as one of the most unique ensembles of its genre by returning to the all-string instrumentation of the early 20th century mariachi tradition and the colorful, feminine costumes of the Mexican cinematic divas of the ’40s and ’50s.

Ballet Folklorico Ollín is a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1972 with the primary goal of preserving and interpreting the diverse cultural beauty of México re-created here in California through music, dance and folk traditions

Mariachi Jaguares De Mendez High School are comprised of LAUSD students with great enthusiasm and love for Mexican tradition and boasts a very inclusive ensemble, proving that the most severely disabled can also demonstrate their passion for mariachi music.

Where:
Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
(just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass)

Get tickets at:
(323) 461-3673 or FordTheatres.org

Pricing:
Ticket prices start at $45; Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.

@Thisfunktional talks with John Murdy, Chris Williams HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and art director Chris Williams talks with Jesus Figueroa about Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights 2018 after their presentation at ScareLA with special guest Slash.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD’S
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS
opens Sept. 14
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Universal Studios Hollywood resurrects cinematic icons in all-new HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS maze inspired by the original Universal Monsters

New “Universal Monsters” Maze Features Original Score by GRAMMY Award Winner and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist SLASH
 
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It’s alive

Inspired by Universal’s original cinematic Monsters and the studio that invented the horror film, Universal Studios Hollywood unearths an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze based on the original “Universal Monsters”…with a terrifying contemporary twist on these classic horror icons.The new maze will also feature an original score produced and composed by celebrated GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, long hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar-players of all time.

Halloween Horror Nights” begins on September 14.

At its core, “Halloween Horror Nights” is an extension of the horror film legacy originated by Universal Pictures and introduced to audiences in the 1920s…with a staple of classic Universal Monsters that dominated the silver screen, including Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Wolf Man.

“Halloween Horror Nights” continues to pay homage to these creatures of the night in this new maze by reawakening more than a dozen of these iconic classic Monsters.

The essence of the maze will underscore each of their unique attributes and reimagine them into terrifying modern day characters.

At a glance, resurrected monsters will include The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy, to name a few.By giving each character a unique, complex composition, SLASH’s original score will add a haunting dimension to the experience and help define each of the characters.

“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights,’ I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce what might be interpreted as a soundtrack for the maze,” SLASH said. “Similar to the way music affects afilm, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror for the guests. In the end, the goal is to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”

“This maze is the ultimate melding of two of history’s greatest icons – classic monsters and the top guitar player of all time,” John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights,” said. “SLASH’s intuitive understanding of the characters’ struggles brings enormous depth to the maze to epitomize a living-movie experience for our guests.
“This is the second time we’ve had the great fortune to collaborate with SLASH on a ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ maze,” Murdy continued, “and it is a distinct honor to bring his expertise to the event where guests can enjoy a truly exclusive opportunity.”

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror.

Featuring an all-new slate of unrivaled film production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a fully re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties, “Halloween Horror Nights” will taunt, terrorize and torment guests with spine-chilling haunted attractions as part of Southern California’s most extreme Halloween experience.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

 

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights unmasks Haddonfield’s infamous slasher in all-new terrifying mazes based on HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, beginning September 14

 

Beginning on September 14, “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” from Trancas International Films, takes a stab at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights, bringing the notorious slasher to Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort in all-new mazes inspired by the iconic horror film.

Based on the fourth installment in the classic slasher series created by John Carpenter, the mazes will transport guests to the suburban town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween night where Myers has escaped Smith’s Grove Sanitarium and is hungry for revenge.

This time, he relentlessly stalks his niece Jamie as his next victim, stopping at nothing to kill her.

6b2e1-halloween2b42bmaze2bat2bhhn2b2018Guests will follow Myers as he escapes the mental hospital, encounters his first victims at Penney’s Gas Station and Diner, and wreaks terror on Haddonfield, all set to Alan Howarth’s ominous score.

The maze will include horrifying scares by Myers in his classic featureless white mask and navy jumpsuit, with guests dodging his bloody knife at every turn.

Halloween fanatics can expect a cameo by Myer’s psychiatrist Dr. Loomis and other famous characters from the film as they try to escape the bloodbath.

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event.

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

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

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

Additional details about Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon.

For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com. All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now.

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@Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 03 Issue 03 – August 2018 – Tracey Birdsall

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Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Tracey Birdsall takes the cover and main story for Thisfunktional Magazine’s August 2018 cover. Birdsall talks about her upcoming project “Age of Darkness: Evolution War” sharing an exclusive announcement.

Check out what else is in this issue:
Entertainment Mayhem

  • PantaYa: LA LEYENDA DEL CHARRO NEGRO
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Home Entertainment Release
  • Marvel’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WARS Home Entertainment Release
  • LAFC debut season

Reviews and Interviews

  • Artist Katie Cole
  • Tracey Birdsall: Actress, Sci-Fi star, EVOLUTION WAR
  • FOX TCA Summer Press Tour 2018

altDarkness

  • ”Baby” by Bishop Briggs
  • Depression and Anxiety

Beauty of Words

  • Stardust

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MGM’s Supernatural Cult Horror Film POLTERGEIST Comes to Life for the First Time Ever in All-New Haunted Maze at Universal Studios’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

Poltergeist maze at HHN 2018
MGM’S SUPERNATURAL CULT HORROR FILM POLTERGEIST COMES TO LIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN ALL-NEW HAUNTED MAZES AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

 

New Mazes to be Overrun by Malevolent Spirits at the Nation’s Premier Halloween Events in Hollywood and Orlando, Beginning September 14

They’re Here

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will bring guests “into the light” as part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights events featuring terrifying new mazes inspired by Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ (MGM) iconic supernatural horror film “Poltergeist”, beginning September 14. Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist garnered critical and consumer success when it first premiered in 1982.

Characterized as one of the scariest films of all time, this groundbreaking movie paved the way for a new era of supernatural ghost stories that will come to life for the first time ever at Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.

This living representation of the film will take guests into some of its most iconic scenes and encounter memorable characters that spawned their first true nightmares. The mazes will lure guests to the Freeling family house built atop a cemetery where malicious ghosts threaten the lives within.

From the underground graveyard to ghostly apparitions, guests will come face to face with infamous scenes from the film, including the iconic flickering TV screen, menacing Beast from beyond and pool filled with floating corpses. As guests cross into the ‘light,’ they will find themselves surrounded by a surreal landscape of vanishing walls, floating furniture and a creepy clown with a menacing smile. In a rush against time, guests will be forced to make it back to the world of the living or forever be trapped…Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate Halloween event.

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

Multiple movie-quality mazes based on iconic horror television shows, films and original stories come to life season after season. And, the streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing scare-actors lunge from every darkened corner. Additional details about Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights will be revealed soon.

All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

Continue reading “MGM’s Supernatural Cult Horror Film POLTERGEIST Comes to Life for the First Time Ever in All-New Haunted Maze at Universal Studios’ HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”

Tickets now on Sale for HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS at Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive R.I.P. tour featuring VIP guide, VIP trolley access, gourmet buffet dinner, unlimited Universal express privileges

Tickets now on Sale for HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS at Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive R.I.P. tour featuring VIP guide, VIP trolley access, gourmet buffet dinner, unlimited Universal express privileges
“Halloween Horror Nights” Begins on September 14 and Continues on Select Nights through November 3
Click Here for a Sneak Peek at the Horror that Awaits and Here to Purchase Tickets


Tickets are now on sale for “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, Southern California’s most extreme and intensely immersive Halloween event.

This year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 14-15, 20-22, 27-30, October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 31, and November 1-3.

Tickets can be purchased at Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out, including the exclusive R.I.P. Tour, the After 2pm Day/Night Combo Ticket with optional Universal Express™ add-on, choice of Frequent Fear Passes and must-have Universal Express pass.

Following are the various tickets options:

• All-new R.I.P. Tour Groups of up to 12 can scare in style with all-new R.I.P. 
Tour featuring exclusive experiences with a VIP guide, trolley transportation, valet parking, a gourmet buffet dinner and drinks plus unlimited Universal Express privileges tomazes and attractions.
• After 2 p.m. Day/Night ComboExperience the park’s popular daytime attractions, including
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” DreamWorks Theatre Featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day and remain for the terror that awaits at “Halloween Horror Nights.” 
• Multi-Night PassesChoose from an array of Multi-Night PassesVisit
Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com for more details on these pass options:
Frequent Fear Pass – Visit up to 21 select nights. 
Ultimate Fear Pass  Allows guests to scare every single night of the event.
2 Nights of Fear Pass – Allows guests to scare for two select nights. 
• Universal Express The in-demand Universal Express pass enables guests to
enjoy one-time express access to mazes, attractions, Terror Tram experience and new Jabbawockeez hip hop performance.

“Halloween Horror Nights” brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.

Following is a partial list of this year’s wicked line-up, with more maze news to be announced soon:

  • “Stranger Things,” based on Netflix’s critically-acclaimed television series
  • “The First Purge,” based on Universal Picture’s blockbuster thriller
  • “Trick ‘r Treat,” based on the Halloween cult classic directed by Michael Dougherty
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”
  • Terror Tram featuring the return of serial killer clown, Hollywood Harry

In addition to this year’s maze line-up, Hollywood Harry, the notorious serial killer clown that terrorized Universal’s famed backlot, returns as the host of this year’s Terror Tram.

In anthological fashion, “Terror Tram: Hollywood Harry’s Dreadtime Storiez” will take unwitting guests on a frightening journey through five demented tales, featuring vicious dog-faced men, inbred cannibals, creepy clowns,sadistic scarecrows and a terrifying torture factory where nightmares come to life.

Unique to Universal Studios Hollywood, the Terror Tram enables “Halloween Horror Nights” guests to walk along an area of the famed movie and television studio, where such sets as the Psycho House and the Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller and Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, are located.

For exciting updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

 

@Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 03 Issue 02 – July 2018 – ScareLA (Lora Ivanova)

@Thisfunktional Magazine Volume 03 Issue 02 – July 2018 – ScareLA (Lora Ivanova)

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Thisfunktional Magazine’s July issue, Editor-in-chief’s birthday issue, published on July 23, 2018 with ScareLA Founder and Executive Producer Lora Ivanova on the cover.

Table of Contents:

  • Entertainment Mayhem
    • OVERBOARD
    • PokemonGO – Trading and Friends Update
    • WillIsReading at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
    • Summer Reading Guide
  • Reviews and Interviews
    • Adal Ramones: Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe
    • Devil’s Cove: Talk with writer, actor Chloe Traicos
    • ScareLA in preperation for 2018
    • Gotham: Selina Kyle actress Camren Bicandova
    • Netflix Junkie: Streaming soon
  • altDarkness
    • Women at the Gym
  • Beauty of Words
    • Wall Flower Poem

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@Thisfunktional’s What’s new at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Junior reporter #WillIsReading and Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, attend the media preview day to see whats new at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Two new spells, Butterbeer ice cream and new apparel are now available at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Check out The Nighttime Lights on Hogwarts video as well.

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood Now Serves Butterbeer Ice Cream Offering Guests an All-New Way to Enjoy the Signature Treat

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood Now Serves Butterbeer Ice Cream Offering Guests an All-New Way to Enjoy the Signature Treat

Here’s the scoop, Butterbeer™ ice cream is now being served at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” at Universal Studios Hollywood™, arrivingjust in time for summer.

The rich palate-pleasing Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice cream is a delightful anddelicious new addition to the menu of Butterbeer items currently available, including such Butterbeer favorites as traditional, frozen and hot beverages, as well as Butterbeer Potted Cream and Butterbeer Fudge.

Reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread, Butterbeer ice cream is perfectly fine-tuned as a cool Hogsmeade treat and will be served at various carts located within Hogsmeade and at Three Broomsticks™.

Gathering inspiration from historic British taverns, the adjoining Hog’s Head pub features original draught beers and spirits created exclusively for the land, including Hog’s Head Brew, Dragon’s Scale, Wizard’s Brew and Fire Whiskey.

Also available are Pumpkin Fizz and Gilly Water and the three Butterbeer choices: traditional, frozen and hot.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with such retail venues as Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear, Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods and the Hogsmeade™ Station.

More information is available at UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

@Thisfunktional attends THE NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS Universal Studios Hollywood

@Thisfunktional attends THE NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS Universal Studios Hollywood

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Anastasia Reptar, @AnastasiaReptar, and Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional, at the The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood from now until August 19 and Sept. 1 – 3.

The light show is a great way to end an exciting trip to Universal Studios or after a nice dinner at the Wizarding World’s Three Broomsticks restaurant.

Full story coming soon to the July issue of Thisfunktional magazine.

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DEAL OR NO DEAL Auditions To Be Held In Miami This Sunday, May 20! | #dealornodeal #miami #tv

In the successful game of DEAL OR NO DEAL, contestants play and compete for a maximum prize of $1,000,000. With 26 briefcases full of cash, ranging from a penny to a million, contestants face a game of odds and possibilities.

So, Miami peeps, try your luck and head to the open casting call this Sunday, May 20th at Gulfstream Park! & if you make it (& win), don’t forget who sent ya! 😉

Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Joins As Coach For The First Season Of TELEMUNDO’S Newly Announced LA VOZ (THE VOICE)

The Twelve Time Billboard Latin Music Awards Winner, and Seven Time Finalist at the Upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards Singer and Songwriter, Known for his Worldwide Hit “Despacito,” and Latest Smash Single “Échame La Culpa” is the First Coach to Join the Highly-anticipated Hit Singing Competition Coming for the First Time to U.S. Spanish-Language Television

Auditions for “La Voz” Will Begin this Summer in Miami, Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles

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Telemundo announced that Global Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, is the first Coach to join the newly announced La Voz, the Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition The Voice, coming for the first time to U.S. Hispanic television in 2019. Three other Coaches will join the multi award-winning artist in the first non-scripted program to be produced at Telemundo Center in Miami, where Coaches will be in search for the nation’s most promising unknown Hispanic vocalists and make their decisions based solely on one factor, La Voz (The Voice).

“I feel honored to join Telemundo’s La Voz as a Coach for the U.S. Hispanic audience.” said Fonsi. “I have been fortunate to be a Coach on the show in other countries, and I am extremely happy to finally be able to do it at home in the U.S., because it’s always been a wonderful experience. There is so much talent in our community and nothing makes me happier than being part of a platform that promotes Latin music’s new artists,” he concluded.

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. Recently, “Despacito” completed 52 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song list, one year being the most listened-to single of Latin music, another historic milestone worthy of celebration. His latest global hit “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, continues to dominate Top 10 charts, has certified Gold and Platinum in multiple countries and the video has accumulated more than 1.2 billion views to date. The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter, has won a total of five Latin Grammy Awards, and most recently seven 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards and is a finalist in seven categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fonsi recently completed his first tour in Brazil, and will continue the successful “Love & Dance World Tour” in several countries including Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Castings for the first season of La Voz will begin in Miami on Saturday, June 23, followed by Puerto Rico (June 30), New York (July 7), Chicago (July 14), San Antonio (July 21) and Los Angeles (July 21 & 28), for vocalists 18 years of age an over. For further details on locations and rules, please visit http://www.lavozcasting.com/.

For more information about Telemundo, please visit nbcumv.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, telemundo.com and YouTube.

“La Voz” is a presentation of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (for Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers and Tim van Rongen.