THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON 9 | Own Rick Grimes’ Final Season When Season 9 Arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD August 20th

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AMC’s #1-Rated Cable Series Returns!

3d_rgb_thewalkingdeads9_bdocrdAn iconic pop-culture character says goodbye when Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and Digital August 20 from Lionsgate. New showrunner Angela Kang takes the helm as Rick Grimes prepares to make his exit from one of the world’s most popular TV series.

“The Walking Dead” Season 9 stars award winner Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually, Heartbreaker), Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, Triple 9), Lauren Cohan (All Eyez on Me, TV’s “Whiskey Cavalier,” Mile 22), Danai Gurira (Black Panther, All Eyez on Me), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, TV’s “The Good Wife” and “Grey’s Anatomy”), and Academy Award ® nominee Samantha Morton (2003, Best Actress, In America).

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him, and he spared Negan to uphold the values his late son, Carl, championed – values that created conflict within his group. Now, with our survivors rebuilding civilization under Rick’s leadership a year and a half after the end of the war, it’s a time of relative peace among the communities. However, the world they knew is rapidly changing, nature is literally taking over, and, as time passes, the communities confront unexpected obstacles and danger. But nothing can prepare them for the formidable force they’re about to encounter, threatening the very idea of civilization our survivors have worked so hard to build. The home entertainment release of “The Walking Dead” Season 9 includes multiple making-of featurettes, including a look at the memorable deaths of the season, deleted scenes, and a bonus scene. “The Walking Dead” Season 9 Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $80.99 and $70.98, respectively.
BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Seasons Change” Featurette
  •  “In Memoriam” Featurette
  •  “The Whisperers: Behind the Mask” Featurette
  • “Rick Farewell” Featurette
  • “Time Jump” Featurette
  • Bonus Scene: Episode 908
  • “Inside Episode …” Featurettes per episode
  • “Making of …” Featurettes per episode


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Award-Winning Original Series “VIDA” Earns Third Season On STARZ

AWARD-WINNING ORIGINAL SERIES

“VIDA”

EARNS THIRD SEASON ON STARZ

“’Vida’ is an important series — for representation, for diversity, for women”
– IndieWire

“It has a setting and a language that are its own, elevating a very good show to something quite vital.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

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Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch announced today that the STARZ Original series “Vida” from Executive Producer and showrunner Tanya Saracho (“How to Get Away With Murder,” “Looking,” “Girls”) has been picked up for a third season.

“It is a rarity in television today to have a series earn this level of critical praise for two consecutive seasons and spark cultural conversation in the way that ‘Vida’ has,” said Hirsch. “We are proud to continue to tell this story with Tanya and the incredible cast and crew she has assembled.”

Winner of the 2019 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy series and earning 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for both seasons, “Vida” was created by Tanya Saracho, who executive produces alongside Big Beach TV’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub with Stephanie Langhoff.

“Vida’s” Hispanic audience has grown 56% compared to the same period in Season 1,* giving it the highest Hispanic audience composition among premium scripted series in 2019 (Live+3).** Additionally, STARZ Hispanic subs have grown 17% since the series premiered in May 2018*** and the number of new customers who watched “Vida” season two on the app in the first seven days was almost double year over year.

“’Vida’ isn’t special only because it’s putting underrepresented American stories onscreen. It’s special because it’s doing it so well, mining the epic drama and the discrete experiences of its characters’ lives to create something that’s elaborate, distinct, and beautiful all at the same time.” – The Atlantic

In the second season of “Vida,” 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.

“Vida” stars Melissa Barrera (“Club de Cuervos” and upcoming features In the Heights and Carmen) as Lyn, Mishel Prada (“Fear The Walking Dead: Passage”) as Emma, Ser Anzoategui (“East Los High”) as Eddy, Chelsea Rendon (Bright) as Marisol, Carlos Miranda (The Bling Ring) as Johnny, and Roberta Colindrez (“I Love Dick”) as Nico.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the Starz executive in charge of “Vida.”

Enter to Win: POWER – Season 5 | Online Giveaway

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THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON

The Thrilling Fifth Season Comes Home on
Blu-ray and DVD on May 14 from Lionsgate

POWER_S5_BD_skew[1]“Ghost” finds himself hell-bent on avenging his daughter’s death in “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, arriving on Blu-rayTM and DVD May 14 from Lionsgate. The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produced drama follows the enthralling rags-to-riches tale of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York nightclub owner who leads a double life of survival and corruption as a drug kingpin. Omari Hardwick (TV’s “Being Mary Jane,” A Christmas Blessing), Lela Loren (Snitch, TV’s “Lost” and “Reign Over Me”), Naturi Naughton (TV’s “The Playboy Club” and “The Client List”), Joseph Sikora (TV’s “The Heart, She Holler” and “Underground”), and Grammy Award® winner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) star in this hard-hitting series about betrayal and survival.

“Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s dangerous alliance with former drug partner and brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns his daughter’s death, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new professional heights. But his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. He’s blind to new enemies, and as the feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.

The ratings-smash hit ranked as the #2 premium scripted series in 2018 among P18-49 and P25-54, behind “Westworld,”* making Season 5 an instant fan favorite. Described as “the show we wait all year to watch” by Lea Palmieri (Decider), the “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 and $34.98, respectively.

Season Six of “Power” premieres later this year on the STARZ app (and On Demand).


I have 3 copies to give away and here’s what you have to do to enter…

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Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Monday, May 20th 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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POWER | The Complete Fifth Season, Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD May 14 From Lionsgate

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Power Season 5 is not just good television, it is vital”
– Dominic Patten, Deadline

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THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON

The Thrilling Fifth Season Comes Home on Blu-ray and DVD
on May 14 from Lionsgate

POWER_S5_BD_skew[1]“Ghost” finds himself hell-bent on avenging his daughter’s death in “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, arriving on Blu-rayTM and DVD May 14 from Lionsgate. The Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produced drama follows the enthralling rags-to-riches tale of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York nightclub owner who leads a double life of survival and corruption as a drug kingpin. Omari Hardwick (TV’s “Being Mary Jane,” A Christmas Blessing), Lela Loren (Snitch, TV’s “Lost” and “Reign Over Me”), Naturi Naughton (TV’s “The Playboy Club” and “The Client List”), Joseph Sikora (TV’s “The Heart, She Holler” and “Underground”), and Grammy Award® winner Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (Get Rich or Die Tryin’) star in this hard-hitting series about betrayal and survival.

“Power”: The Complete Fifth Season, from creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp (TV’s “The Good Wife”) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick’s dangerous alliance with former drug partner and brother-in-arms Tommy Egan and mortal enemy Kanan Stark. As Ghost mourns his daughter’s death, he searches for vengeance and throws himself into his work, reaching new professional heights. But his quest for blood threatens to dismantle his legitimate legacy. He’s blind to new enemies, and as the feds grow closer to unmasking his true identity, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.

The ratings-smash hit ranked as the #2 premium scripted series in 2018 among P18-49 and P25-54, behind “Westworld,”* making Season 5 an instant fan favorite. Described as “the show we wait all year to watch” by Lea Palmieri (Decider), the “Power”: The Complete Fifth Season Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.95 and $34.98, respectively.

Season Six of “Power” premieres later this year on the STARZ app (and On Demand).

 

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@Thisfunktional at Universal Studios Hollywood’s CHRISTMAS AT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

@Thisfunktional at Universal Studios Hollywood’s CHRISTMAS AT THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Universal Studios Hollywood have prepared for their #UniversalHolidays with Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, going on now through January 6, 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Visit “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,”which runs daily from November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019 for an array of changes to the already magical Hogmade.

A nightly glistening snowfall to enhance yuletide spirits falls over the main street at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with multiple snowfalls begin at 5:15 p.m. until the park closes.

The snowfall is enjoyable as visitors of the park get the opportunity to see snow fall in Los Angeles.

It may be a brief snowfall, but it is still incredible to experience and enhances the wonder which is already a part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

A newly introduced holiday-themed fare and the addition of hot Butterbeer, which was introduced earlier this year, at Three Broomsticks makes for a wonderful dinner before enjoying the beautiful additions to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The a cappella Frog Choir featuring Hogwarts students entertaining guests with their harmonized holiday themed songs perform and are great to watch before The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle light show.

The music by the a cappella Frog Choir is a fabulous show which every visitor of Universal can enjoy.

The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle dazzling light spectacular goes on nightly as Universal Studios celebrates the #UniversalHolidays at about 5:40 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (times may vary each night).

The light show at Hogwarts Castle is always breath-taking, but for the holidays it seems a bit more magical.

The Christmas time light show completes the package of Holiday treats, the video may show the light show, but there is nothing like being there in person and experiencing it first-hand.

Being surrounded by hundreds of Harry Potter fans all in awe of the brilliant show.

Then head over to the shops at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for a wide selection of custom-made Christmas ornaments created especially for the Wizarding World.

The wonderful ornaments carry the crests of the Hogwarts houses and will go beautifully on any Christmas tree or to decorate around the house.

Visit “Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,”which runs daily from November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019.

HELL FEST on digital December 28, on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD on January 8

Get in Line for a Thrilling Horror Ride on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on January 8 from Lionsgate®

4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack to Include Dolby Vision™

Experience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when “Hell Fest” arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate.

From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves), and directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get Out, Happy Death Day, and director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), “Hell Fest” is one truly terrifying ride.

The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow). Story by William Penick & Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco, Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper. A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.

But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground.

On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night? Take home “Hell Fest” and go behind the scenes with an exclusive, never-before-seen featurette, “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest.”

Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultravivid picture quality.

When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

The Hell Fest 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Cine Sony, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Announce First Annual Short Film Contest for Aspiring Filmmakers

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Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures to Join Judging Panel for Voces Nuevas

Cine Sony, Sony Pictures Television’s premier movie channel for the bi-cultural U.S. Latino audience, and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) announced the launch of Voces Nuevas, their inaugural short film contest for aspiring filmmakers throughout the U.S.  on November 13.

Through January 31, 2019, filmmakers age eighteen or over who reside in the U.S. are invited to submit short films from two to 20 minutes in length.

Judges reviewing submissions include actor and co-founder of Cinestar Pictures Zoe Saldana; Cinestar Pictures co-founders Cisely and Mariel Saldana; award-winning actor and producer Esai Morales; award-winning actress, producer and activist Lisa Vidal and senior creative executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment Worldwide Acquisitions and Screen Gems.

“Cine Sony is delighted to partner with NALIP to provide a platform to champion the talent and creativity of up-and-coming filmmakers in the U.S.,” Jeff Meier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Networks, Sony Pictures Television, said. “On Cine Sony, we have a diverse array of entertainment content from comedies to action movies that reflects the varied interests of our Latino audience. With Voces Nuevas, we are continuing that commitment to showcase the diverse perspectives of aspiring content creators with different backgrounds and experiences.”

Voces Nuevas aims to discover and celebrate emerging film talent while providing a new resource for content development.

Entrants will compete for the chance to win $10,000 plus airfare and accommodations for up to five nights in Los Angeles for the opportunity to meet with Sony Pictures Television executives there.

The winner will also be awarded a scholarship to the 2019 NALIP Media Summit.

“NALIP is a prominent supporter of Latinx inclusion, a crucial and vital element in progressive entertainment and media. NALIP is thrilled to collaborate with the Cine Sony short film contest, ‘Voces Nuevas’. We believe this partnership will give Latinx filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their films to a wider range of audiences,” Ben Lopez, Executive Director for NALIP, said.

“My sisters Cisely, Mariel and I are thrilled to be judging the first annual Voces Nuevas film contest,” Zoe Saldana said. “Every opportunity to amplify Hispanic voices and stories is a further step toward empowering a community that significantly contributes to the cultural vibrancy of America.”

Submissions for Voces Nuevas are open through January 31, 2019.

Please visit CineSonyVocesNuevas.com for contest rules, and more information on how to enter for free.

Follow CineSony on social media to get the latest on Voces Nuevas via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Cine Sony
Cine Sony is the home for Hollywood blockbusters in Spanish. Featuring uncut, box office favorites, critically acclaimed dramas, hit comedies, popular horror, adrenaline fueled action movies, family favorites and cutting edge music videos from Sony Music Latin artists, Cine Sony is the premier movie channel for the U.S. Latino audience. The network also offers on-demand content and an authenticated watch app CINE SONY through its distribution partners. Cine Sony is distributed by CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox Communications, DISH, and AT&T DirecTV, among others. For more information, visit cinesony.com.

About NALIP
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization. NALIP stands as the premier Latino media organization, addressing for 20 years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP’s mission is to discover, promote and inspire Latino content creators and diverse voices across all media platforms. For more information, visit NALIP.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Universal Studios Hollywood launches RUNNING UNIVERSAL, a series of fun runs, kicking off with the inaugural 5K featuring Illumination’s Minions on May 11, 2019

Get Ready, Get Set…Minion Run!

Click here to register. Space is limited.

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Universal Studios Hollywood is off to the races with its all-new “Running Universal,” a series of fun runs that kicks off with an energetic Minion–themed 5K on May 11, 2019.

The inaugural Minion Run, featuring Illumination’s mischievous Minions from the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride, invites participants ages five and older (of all experience levels) to wind their way around Universal Studios Hollywood and through parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than8,000 movies and television shows.

The run will give participants an unprecedented insider’s view of the Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Starting at Universal Studios Hollywood’s iconic front gates, participants will pass through some of the theme park’s immersive areas and attractions before winding their way along the historic backlot and into the magical world of movie-making as they head toward the finish line at CityWalk’s 5 Towers outdoor concert stage.

Along the 3.1 mile course, participants will be entertained by some of their favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters including the Minions.

The program will begin at 6 a.m. and culminate at 7:30 a.m. with a memorable awards and closing ceremony.

Registration is now open and space is limited. For more information about the standard, VIP and Fan packages, visit runninguniversal.com.

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.

 

 

 

 

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL | New Trailer Released | In theaters February 14, 2019!

ALITA_onesheetAn angel falls, a warrior rises. Watch the all new trailer for #Alita: Battle Angel now, and see the movie in theaters on February 14.

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL! From visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez, the film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley and Keean Johnson.

SYNOPSIS: From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love.

ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL will open in theaters everywhere
on February 14, 2019 in 3D & IMAX!

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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET’s Sarah Silverman Receives Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Sarah Silverman, who provides the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 9th. Guest speakers John C. Reilly, who voices Ralph in the film, and Jimmy Kimmel were on hand at the event. Silverman’s star, the 2,649th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, can be found at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hollywood Toy & Costume Shop.

 

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MTV MIDTERM ELECTION AFTERPARTY IN MIAMI | #Plus1TheVote

Hello there! I was invited to attend the MTV ELECTION AFTERPARTY at Miami-Dade College’s Kendall Campus on November 6th to celebrate voter turnout, and it really was a fantastic night!

The “red” carpet was cut a bit short due to the doors opening for general admission, but we got to see hosts Charlamagne The God and Liza Koshy hit the carpet, along with PRETTYMUCH, a few of the March For Our Lives co-founders (Delaney Tarr, Tyah Roberts, John Barnitt, Adam Alhanti, Daniel Duff and Brandon Dasent), Lauren Jauregui, Amara La Negra, Jazz Jennings and Ashanti.

While DJ Nasty played some recognizable hits for the growing crowd, people could roam around, grab something to eat or drink, take photos at designated photo areas and also pick up some free swag courtesy of MTV. Liza and Charlamagne were great, engaging, hosts and the performances were high energy the whole night. There were even little dance battles breaking out in the crowd while DJ Nasty played between sets.

One thing that really hit me while attending this event was the number of young people rocking their “I VOTED” stickers. Some wore their stickers on their shirts, while others wore them loud and proud on their cheeks. Host Liza Koshy (who, by the way, is honestly one of THE sweetest people I’ve ever met & should be protected at all costs lol) found an even more interesting spot for her stickers (see above).

I’m guilty of being 34 and only just learning how important the Midterm Elections really are, so it really made me proud to be considered part of the Millennial generation that went out there and put our voices to good use this time. It also made me proud to have my niece, Briana, with me as an intern for the event. While she’s not yet old enough to vote, my hope is that bringing her to an event like this, where voting is celebrated and is gaining popularity amongst the future leaders of our country, will instill that importance in her before she’s even able to register. If we can help inform younger generations of the importance I was previously unaware of, they’ll be inspired to go out and join us at the polls in the future and that is what this country needs–informed individuals who vote for improvement on important topics like gun control, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, climate change, police brutality, etc.

The fact that MTV hosted this event here in Miami and that the hosts, guests and performers took the time out of their busy schedules to celebrate with us as voters was very much appreciated by everyone in attendance.

While on-stage, PRETTYMUCH (Brandon Arreaga, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret and Austin Porter) were asked which issues they felt most passionate about. While they’re all new to voting, Austin jumped at the chance to speak on climate change. He urged the crowd to take care of our environment and to protect it for future generations. Tyah Roberts (one of the many co-founders of the March For Our Lives movement) said she felt like a superhero as a first time voter. She insisted that everyone go out be their own superheroes by using their power to create change.

As an older part of this Millennial generation, it made me proud to know that one day we’ll be leaving this country in these mature, educated, inspirational hands. Here is what my niece, a future voter, thought of the event:

“It was awesome getting to be at an event like this. Being able to meet Liza Koshy and Prettymuch were a bonus! My aunt talks to me about the importance of voting and, even though I’m not old enough to vote yet, being around so many people close to my age that are speaking up and trying to change things really proves how important it is.  Once I turn 18, I can’t wait to do the same.”

We just wanted to send a special THANK YOU to everyone that planned the event, attended the event, allowed us to be there and especially to everyone who went out and voted! That’s what it’s about, people! Make your voices heard and create change!

 

ALICE IN CHAINS Announce 2019 UK & European Tour

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ANNOUNCE 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR
INCLUDING THREE UK DATES

PLAYING WEMBLEY THE SSE ARENA – MAY 25TH

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‘NEVER FADE’
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NEW ALBUM – RAINIER FOG
OUT NOW

Alice in Chains have announced an extensive European tour for May and June 2019, following the release of their hugely acclaimed album Rainier Fog earlier this year, which became the band’s first Top 10 UK album, also hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Alternative and Hard Music Charts and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart.

Starting on May 23rd in Glasgow, the 14-date tour includes three UK shows, with a date at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on the 24th and Wembley The SSE Arena on the 25th. These will be the biggest headline shows the band have played to date in the UK.

Following these UK shows, the band head to Europe for a run of major headline dates and festivals including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June. Tickets are available HERE.

The band have also shared their video for ‘Never Fade’, the latest single to be taken from this year’s album, Rainier Fog. Click HERE to watch.

Released to widespread critical acclaim in August, Rainier Fog is the band’s first album since 2013’s Grammy nominated The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, and features the singles ‘So Far Under’ and ‘The One You Know’. The album was lauded on release, with high praise from the likes of The Guardian, Q, Kerrang, The Sun, Planet Rock, Metal Hammer, NME, Classic Rock and many more.

The band will be joined by special guests, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, on the shows marked with * below.

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2019
5/23 – Braehead Arena, Glasgow *
5/24 – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham *
5/25 – Wembley The SSE Arena, London *

5/27 – 013, Tilburg *
5/28 – L’Olympia, Paris *
5/30 – AB, Brussels *
5/31 – Rockhal, Luxembourg *

6/1 – Halle 622, Zurich *
6/3 – Forum Karlín, Prague *
6/4 – Stadtpark Open Air, Hamburg *
6/7-9 – Rock Am Ring, Nürburg
6/7-9 – Rock Im Park, Nuremburg
6/11 – Impact Festival, Krakow
6/13 – Rock Cafés, Tallinn

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET | 60-Second Spot Announces IMAGINE DRAGONS’ “Zero” Music Video

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Announcing the release of Imagine Dragons’ new video for “Zero,” the end-credit song they wrote for RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, check out this new 60-second spot that debuts today.

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SYNOPSIS: Video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

Tune in tomorrow to see Imagine Dragons’ “Zero” music video.

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET opens Nov. 21, 2018.

 

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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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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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