Movie Review by Kristin: FIVE FEET APART

Wowwwwwww. I finally got a chance to see FIVE FEET APART last night, and my only regret is that I didn’t see it sooner!

SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Let me start by saying that the cast in FIVE FEET APART was amazing. The story focuses on Stella (Haley Lu Richardson), Will (Cole Sprouse) and Poe (Moises Arias), all of which have Cystic Fibrosis. Their performances throughout this movie were absolutely incredible. You have the besties who can’t console each other as other besties would. You have the lovebirds who can’t touch each other or be any closer than six (five) feet apart. It’s heartbreaking & their performances really convey those feelings to the viewer. Even the supporting cast was great!

It should come as no shock that Justin Baldoni put together such an amazing film. Have you seen his proposal video???? I’m linking that HERE because it’s epic in every sense of the word lol. FIVE FEET APART was beautifully shot and you can tell he sprinkled some of that Baldoni magic on it!

Admittedly, this story looked similar to other young adult movies that involve an illness, so I was expecting the same outcome. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the differences though! I laughed, I cried, I cried and I cried some more. This movie was beautiful and tragic at the same time, in the best way possible.

SPOILER ALERT: After it was over, my mother said, “I really liked this movie. I’m so glad neither of them died.” My response was that I’m not sure which would be worse, having someone die and not be able to touch them or to have someone right in front of you and not be able to touch them. Obviously, I’d rather not have someone die, but can you imagine the torture of being able to see that person you love standing right across from you and never being able to feel their touch? Bleh!

Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson and Moises Arias were phenomenal. You truly felt their pain, their guilt, their love and their friendship. It was an interesting look into Cystic Fibrosis that most people, including myself, were unaware of.

I highly recommend watching this movie with a box of tissues (or two) and then watch it again and again! ♥️

 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

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Enter to Win: FIVE FEET APART | Online Giveaway

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

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

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

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

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

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

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

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

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Kfivefeetapart

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 Wednesday, June 12th 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.


 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #FiveFeetApart

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

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

image002

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

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

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

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

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

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

 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #FiveFeetApart

 

FIVE FEET APART | Arrives on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD June 11 from Lionsgate

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

image002

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

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

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

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

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

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

 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #FiveFeetApart

Enter to Win! #SPLIT | Blu-ray #Giveaway

JAMES McAVOY STARS IN THE NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM DIRECTOR M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN 

SPLIT 

THE #1 MOVIE IN AMERICA FOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD APRIL 4, 2017 BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND APRIL 18, 2017 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

image001Writer and Director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth SenseUnbreakableThe Visitdelivers his most gripping film yet with SPLIT, an original psychological thriller available on Digital HD on April 4, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 18, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Jason Blum (InsidiousOuijaThe VisitThe Purge series) returns to collaborate with Shyamalan in the box-office hit, starring James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Victor Frankenstein). The frightening thriller SPLIT delves into the mysterious depths of one man’s fractured mind as a terror unlike the world has seen prepares to be unleashed. SPLIT offers viewers a closer look at the movie fans are raving about with a never-before-seen alternate ending, deleted scenes, character spotlight, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 

 

Heralded as “one of his best films – period” (Alex Welch, IGN), M. Night Shyamalan returns to the screen with SPLIT. Kevin Crumb’s (McAvoy) fractured mind has revealed 23 personalities, but one remains dangerously submerged, set to materialize and dominate the others.  McAvoy delivers “the role of his career” (Peter Debruge, Variety) as Kevin reaches a war for dominance among all those that rage within him, threatening his stability and impacting the survival of everyone around him. 

 

Producer Marc Bienstock (Before I Fall) and executive producers Ashwin Rajan (Devil, The Visit) and Steven Schneider (Paranormal Activity series) who collaborated on The Visit reunite with SPLIT. Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Betty Buckley (The Happening, “Oz”), Haley Lu Richardson (The Edge of  SeventeenFollow) and Jessica Sula (“Recovery Road”), critics hail SPLIT as “a nerve-shredding thriller” (Tim Grierson, Screen International). 

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD:  

 

  • Alternate Ending  
  • Deleted Scenes 
  • The Making of  Split Filmmakers, cast, and crew discuss what attracted them to the project and how they were able to bring such a unique premise to life.
  • The Many Faces of  James McAvoy A look at how James McAvoy approached the challenge of playing so many different identities.
  • The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan– Director and writer M. Night Shyamalan has a singular, big-picture vision of his projects. Producers, cast, and crew discuss how Night’s process gives them the freedom to execute their roles to the fullest. 
The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet™.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.  
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.  
  • Digital HD with UltraViolet lets you watch movies anywhere, on any device. Users can instantly stream or download movies to watch on iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, smart TVs, connected Blu-ray™ players, game consoles and more
     

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    Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway…answer the following question below…

    WHICH WAS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER/PERSONALITY THAT JAMES MCAVOY PLAYS IN THE FILM, AND WHY?

    Send your ANSWER(S), FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

    In the subject line – SPLIT Blu-ray Giveaway

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    This promotion will end April 7 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.

ENTER TO WIN: ‘Split’ Prize Pack #Giveaway

image001Hey everyone!

I’m happy to announce that I have two (2) #SplitMovie prize packs to giveaway! Instructions on how to enter can be found below. Will you be checking out the film in theaters? Let me know what your favorite part of the trailer is. It’s definitely a thriller!

SYNOPSIS: Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth SenseUnbreakable and Signs with Split, an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.  Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the film.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.  

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others.  Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

For Split, Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015.  Their fellow collaborators include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.

www.splitmovie.com

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Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway…answer the following question below

WHAT IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE THRILLER MOVIE, AND WHY?

Send your ANSWER(S), FIRST & LAST NAME and FULL MAILING ADDRESS to accordingtokristin@gmail.com

In the subject line – Split Prize Pack Giveaway

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This promotion will end January 20 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. and Canada 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.

SPLIT – New Trailer [#SplitMovie in Theaters January 2017]

Universal Pictures has debuted the new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s SPLIT. 

Watch the new trailer starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy arriving in theaters everywhere January 2017. 

SPT_Tsr1Sheet_RGB_0720_3Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original film that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.  Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the thriller being hailed as “Shyamalan’s most terrifying film to date.”

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities—each with unique physical attributes—to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others.  Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.

For the film The Guardian calls “a masterful blend of Hitchcock and horror,” Shyamalan and Blum reassemble their core team from The Visit, the No. 1-grossing horror film of 2015.  Their fellow collaborators on Split include producer Marc Bienstock and executive producers Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider.  www.splitmovie.com


Genre: Thriller
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson
Written and Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum, Marc Bienstock
Executive Producers: Ashwin Rajan, Steven Schneider

 

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