HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!! THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Marvel Studios has released the first poster and trailer for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and I can not contain my excitement!!! Have you seen it? What do you think??


SYNOPSIS: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Star Studded Red Carpet During LA Premiere of THE SHAPE OF WATER

On November 15 the stars came out for the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of the critically acclaimed film, THE SHAPE OF WATER. The film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, and cast, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins were among those present.

SYNOPSIS: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Below are photos of the event:

THE SHAPE OF WATER releases nationally in theaters on December 22.

Movie Review by Kristin: WONDER WOMAN | #WonderWoman


What’s up, movie lovers??

I got to see Wonder Woman last night and it’s no surprise that it’s already become one of the highest rated movies put out for DC Comics!

SYNOPSIS: Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

In a movie world where male superheroes dominate the big screen, I think Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman has put STRONG, beautiful women on the map!

There is no denying that Diana is a beautiful woman, but she’s so much more than that. She’s compassionate, she’s determined, and she’s a warrior. As I was sitting there watching this movie I thought of my 12-year-old niece and all of the other little girls who might now be able to understand that beautiful and strong can absolutely go hand in hand with one another.


Overall I thought this was a solid release for the DC Universe. There were moments here and there where I felt like they were trying to remind viewers that she was a woman by having her get overly emotional when trying to persuade people to do what she felt was right. I don’t necessarily think that needed to be laid on so thick because it only allows male viewers to say, “Um, but yeah . . . women are all like that.” Being emotional is a way to show compassion, sure, but it was laid on pretty heavily in my opinion. Those moments made me want more of the strong-willed Diana discovering her true powers with no insight from anyone around her. There was some comedy sprinkled in amongst the action and I really think it was a perfect balance. I know some were a bit worried about how Gal Gadot would measure up in this iconic role, but I thought she really pulled it off! Chris Pine and the rest of the supporting cast were great too.


Might I also add that this bad ass, female warrior movie was also directed by a woman! Wonder Woman is a movie that empowers women and young girls, and also proves that women can stack up just fine amongst a world of male superheroes.

With all of that being said, let me say that this movie relied heavily on CGI, but considering the fact that this is based on a comic book character, you kind of have to go into it knowing that a lot of the movie is fantasy-based. Also, my friends and I waited until after the credits and there was no extra snippet at the end . . . just an FYI lol.

So make plans with your girls (and guys) and catch Wonder Woman in theaters June 2nd. If you head out this weekend, let me know what you thought!

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Screening #Giveaway #PiratesLife

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Tuesday, May 23
AMC Burbank

Here’s how you enter the giveaway…

Email me your FIRST and LAST NAME to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the subject line – #PiratesLife

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THE SHACK | Available on Digital HD 5/16 and Blu-ray & DVD 5/30 | #theshack


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


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

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

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


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



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


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Movie Review: BEAUTY & THE BEAST #beourguest


Hello, everyone! I’m happy to report that I traveled back to my childhood today for two hours and have safely returned to adulthood in one piece!

I admit that I was a bit nervous going into this live-action version of Beauty & the Beast because it was always my favorite Disney movie. Not to mention the back and forth chatter on whether or not Emma Watson could pull off the role of Belle AND the “news” that Josh Gad’s character, LeFou, was homosexual (SIDE NOTE: Kudos for including this aspect in the film tastefully. Everyone should’ve known that LeFou was homosexual in the original, but I’m glad the folks who created this live-action update didn’t leave it out to please those who are afraid of PEOPLE based on sexual preference.)

With that being said, I thought this version of the film was fantastic! It stayed true to it’s original form, save for a few minor updates: feminism and diversity! There were also a few new songs included here that explained a bit more of the connection between Belle and the Beast. Some viewers were not fans of Emma Watson’s singing, but I thought she did a great job! It’s not written anywhere that every singing actress has to sound like Adele, but I thought Watson did a great job and really lived up to the expectations.

The visual quality here was stunning as well. In some parts the visual effects were lacking just a tiny bit, but the rest of the movie made up for what it lacked in certain areas. It was such a colorful, lively film that shows a strong-minded young woman making her own choices and not sitting around waiting for things to happen to her. Belle is kind, well-read and respectful to all around her…which is something that we should all be teaching our daughters, our nieces and granddaughters. Never fear, young boys can also learn a thing or two from this version of the film. The prince was spoiled and shallow, taught to be cold-hearted from his father at a young age and is cursed into “beast mode” until he learns a lesson in humility.

So take a chance on this film and take your family on a trip down memory lane!


Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Length: 2 h 9 min
Rating: PG
Director: Bill Condon
Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Hattie Morahan, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Website: disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017
Twitter: twitter.com/beourguest
Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Hashtag: #beourguest

@Thisfunktional Retro Movie review: The Original 1984 Ghostbusters

Written by Jesus Figueroa

The original “Ghostbusters” from 1984 holds up the test of time.

It was fantastic to sit in a theater for a special Fathom Events movie screening for a movie that came out the year I was born.

There are a few Fathom events coming up, check out FathomEvents.com to see a listing of the ones which will be available close to you.

“Ghostbusters” has been a movie which I’ve seen on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray and is a part of my collection.

Getting to see it on the big screen was surreal and fantastic to hear children laughing at the jokes.

The fantastic look of film could be seen and the well developed story entertained.

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

The supernatural comedy has a magnificent plot with a spectacular cast.

Dr. Peter Venkman, played by Bill Murray, Dr. Raymond Stantz, played by Dan Aykroyd, and Dr. Egon Spengler, played by Harold Ramis and later they are joined by Winston Zeddmore, played by Ernie Hudson.

Aykroyd and Ramis wrote “Ghostbusters” and with Murray and Hudson completed a stellar leading cast.

With Sigourney Weaver playing Dana, who is haunted by Zuul, Annie Potts playing the Ghostbuster’s receptionist Janine Melnitz and Rick Moranis playing Louis Tully the cast is just beyond belief.

There’s so many movies coming out with such talented casts, but not only are all these cast members talented, they work great together and combined to make this movie a classic.

With the remake of “Ghostbusters” coming up, catching up on the original, and the sequel “Ghostbusters 2,” is a must.

The screening ended with a sneak peek of the new “Ghostbusters.”

“Ghostbusters,” the original from 1984, and “Ghostbusters 2” are available 4K HD Blu-ray

The “Ghostbusters” remake opens in theaters July 15.

ENTER TO WIN: Warcraft – Prize Pack Giveaway

WARCRAFT – In Theaters, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D Friday, June 10

Warcraft_PosterFrom Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another.  As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction.  From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan.  Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers.  Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.  Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures.  www.warcraftmovie.com

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Send your FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

In the subject line – Warcraft Giveaway

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3D Epic Adventure
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Written by: Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones
Based on Blizzard Entertainment’s: “Warcraft”
Produced by: Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner, Stuart Fenegan
Executive Producers: Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Mike Morhaime, Paul Sams

TRAILER: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ #StayPeculiar


Hey movie fans!!  Here’s your first look at Tim Burton’s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children!”  This is the film adaptation of the novel (of the same name) by Ransom Riggs.  I’m curious to see this one after having read the book.

I admit to judging the book by its cover and expecting something a bit more creepy than what it actually was, but I think this is a good story nonetheless.

So check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be checking this one out when it’s released in theaters September 30th!


Enter to Win! ‘Gods of Egypt’ Screening Passes


Screening passes for the Los Angeles area up for grabs! Better download these quick!!


February 24, 2016
7:00 PM

Regal LA Live Stadium 14
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015


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GODS OF EGYPT – In Theaters February 26



Movie Review: CRIMSON PEAK


Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Written By: Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Synopsis: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.


It’s been a while since I’d heard anything regarding Crimson Peak, so when I had the opportunity to watch and review it, I was pretty excited!  Admittedly, it’s not my favorite film of all time, but I did actually enjoy it.  The trailer is rather misleading, as it jumbles up the timeline a bit, but it was intriguing nonetheless.  Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) is wonderful as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer of a ghost story and a loving daughter of her widowed father.  Twice in her life, Edith is visited by her mother’s spirit, who warns her of a place called Crimson Peak.  The words don’t hold much meaning until she meets Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) and his sister, Lucille (Chastain).  While I enjoyed the film and the mystery of it all, I wish the fact that Thomas and Lucille had a secret agenda wasn’t as obvious from the very beginning.  It was missing the shock factor for me.  Also, who the heck would live in an ancient home with red clay seeping through the walls and floor boards??  Calling the estate Crimson Peak because of the clay turning the fallen snow red was enough for me.  Despite that, I still thought the storyline was interesting, and the actors were all fantastic!  I would definitely recommend checking it out.



Official Site: Legendary: Crimson Peak
Facebook: Crimson Peak