@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

@Thisfunktional DRAKEN Security Zombie Survival Training FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

DRAKEN Securrity’s founder Jaime Salanga, director of tactical training Vincent Lopez and security detail leader Jaime Yager train Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, on close, midrange and long distance zombie battles at the “Fear the Walking Dead” season 3 press junket.

Yager taught close combat teaching how to fend of zombies without weapons available, Lopez demonstrated techniques with a Tomahawk Axe for midrange zombie battles and Salanga used a bow and arrow for a longe range battle with zombies.

AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” season 3 will be available on blu-ray, DVD and Digital on March 13, season 4 premieres on AMC April 15.

Season 3 Available On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital March 13
Season 4 Premieres on AMC April 15
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Astronaut Paper Mache Helmet Instructions Courtesy of WONDER

Astronaut Paper Mache Helmet Instructions Courtesy of WONDER

Written by Jesus Figueroa



Check out these simple instructions to make an astronaut papier mâché helmet like the one the main character wears in the movie “Wonder.”

Making this astronaut paper mâché helmet is a fun activity to do with the kids.

Spend some time with some of the young ones in your life as you create something fun.

A Heartwarming Story About Kindness, Love and Friendship


The Critically Acclaimed Film Arrives on Digital Jan. 30 and 4K Ultra HDTM Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on February 13

4K Ultra HD to include both Dolby Vision™ and Dolby® TrueHD

The incredibly moving and heartfelt family film “Wonder” heads to Digital Jan. 30 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand Feb. 13 from Lionsgate.

Based on the #1 New York Times bestseller, and USA Today’s top-selling book of 2017, by R.J. Palacio, writer-director Stephen Chbosky (Beauty and the Beast, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) brings to life the uplifting story of a boy who inspires and teaches others that true beauty is found within. Certified Fresh™ on Rotten Tomatoes and co-written for the screen by Steven Conrad and Jack Thorne, Wonder stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (2000, Best Actress, Erin Brockovich), Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson (2001, Best Writing, The Royal Tenenbaums), Golden Globe® nominee Mandy Patinkin (1984, Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Yentl; 1995, Best Television Actor – Drama Series, “Chicago Hope”; 2003, Best Supporting Actor – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “Homeland”), and Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Smurfs 2).

“Wonder” follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

The “Wonder” home entertainment release includes all-new special features, including a never-before-seen 5-part documentary, multiple featurettes, a music video, and an audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray also features Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR), growing Lionsgate’s library of titles featuring both Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions feature Dolby TrueHD, which provides the most authentic lossless audio experience available for the home theater.

Together Dolby Vision and Dolby TrueHD allow consumers to experience both cutting-edge imaging and lossless audio sound technology for an immersive entertainment experience.

Timed to the book’s sixth anniversary, and to Valentine’s Day, Wonder will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.


  • “Summer of Fun” 5-Part Documentary
    • “A (com)Passion Project” Featurette
    • “Family Matters” Featurette
    • “A Technical Wonder” Featurette
    • “A Note of Kindness” Featurette
    • “We All Deserve a Standing Ovation at Least Once in Our Lives” Featurette
  • “A Child’s Sense of Wonder” Featurette
  • “What a Wonderful World” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio
  • “Brand New Eyes” Music Video
  • Wonder Soundtrack: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette


  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Chbosky and R.J. Palacio
  • “Brand New Eyes” Music Video
  • Wonder Soundtrack: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
#ChooseKind #WonderTheMovie


TRANSLATE THIS Digital Release, Limited Edition Vinyl Album Available On December 1

TRANSLATE THIS Digital Release, Limited Edition Vinyl Album Available On December 1

“FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS,” the very first HBO comedy stand-up special from the comedian who is widely known for his hilarious antics of growing up in East Los Angeles and which aired on the network on September 30, will be released by All Things Comedy Records digitally alongside a very limited-edition vinyl album on Dec. 1.

The special was shot at the San Jose Improv in San Jose, CA and sees Esparza humorously discussing topics such as immigration, translating for his parents, being a once-not-so-great single dad while dating single moms, his current challenges in raising his blond-haired, blue-eyed stepson, and more.

Fans will also be able to purchase one of 500 numbered vinyls exclusively on FelipesWorld.com, which will be a double album that will feature a full hour of audio, poster and a digital download card.

“I am very excited to release this album! It is a much more personal hour of stand-up, that truly covers most of my life. I dig further into my personal experience as an immigrant, my past life as an addict, a not-so-great father, my new life as a recovered addict, a husband and a stepfather living a domesticated life while still being a little wild inside” Esparza said.

The digital album will be available for purchase on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon and Tidal.

Select tracks will also be available on the leading streaming sites, including Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, Microsoft Groove, ClaroMúsica, Saavn and MediaNet.For fans who want to see him in-person, Esparza will kick-off his “Bad Decisions” tour on Dec. 8 where he will explore his past tough decisions with comedic flare.  

Tickets are available on FelipesWorld.com.

For the latest news and to hear from the man himself, you can follow Felipe on Facebook.com/FelipeEsparzaFanPage, Twitter @funnyfelipe, and Instagram.com/felipeesparzacomedian.

@Thisfunktional Talks With Greg Powell THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

@Thisfunktional Talks With Greg Powell THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Stunt coordinator Greg Powell looked forward to action packed “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” because it was set to have no CGI fights.

Having a script which was full of action is what a stunt coordinator looks for and having everything set in practical stunt work makes it even better.

“The reason I liked this script particularly, it was all live action. There was no CG fights,” Powell said. “It was all live action, which I love. These days there’s so much CGI it’s sort of taken over the whole film screen.”

The script may not have gone through many changes, but there was a change in director that changed the way the movie was shot, but not the content of the movie.

Working on so many stunts which varied and the different people involved in the stunts took some time.

“It went on for quite awhile, because we changed directors literally weeks before we started. There were some major changes,” Powell said. “The stunts and everything, we always going to do that stuff, nothing was ever taken out, it was just shot in a different way.”

Working with an experienced cast like Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, whom have experience makes Powell’s work easier.

Having people who enjoy what they do made Powell excited, especially since the cast brought skills which helped make creating the stunts more fun.

“Ryan (Reynolds) is very good because he actually rides a bike, he can fight, it makes it an awful lot easier, especially when they are enjoying the film,” Powell said. “It does help people like me when we are rehearsing and have to get their input and how they see it because we can get right into it, get their style and what they are thinking.”

Even with an experienced cast, the time needed to ensure safety which is Powell’s first concern takes time.

Practicing is an essential part of of the process and Powell was happy to get an opportunity to rehearse.

“We had lots of fight rehearsals, since there’s a number of fights in it,” Powell said. “Using doubles and a fight choreographer, the guys spent a number of weeks doing the fights. Then in Bulgaria we did some driving stuff.”

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MY LITTLE PONY On Digital Dec. 19, 2017, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 9, 2018

Discover A New Breed of Hero
The Mane 6 are Joined by Fun New Friends Voiced by an All-Star Cast in this Magical Adventure Arriving on Digital December 19 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on January 9 from Lionsgate

Join the “truly magical adventure” (Mike Reyes, CinemaBlend) of the Mane 6 and their new friends when “My Little Pony: The Movie” comes home on Digital Dec. 19, 2017 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 9, 2018 from Lionsgate.

Best friends Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and Rarity team up in their most epic adventure yet.

This new installment of the global phenomenon features the Mane 6 voices of “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” accompanied by Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy, Into the Woods, 2015), Primetime Emmy® winner Kristin Chenoweth (Best Supporting Actress, “Pushing Daisies,” 2009), Golden Globe® nominee Liev Schreiber (Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama, “Ray Donovan,” 2017), Michael Peña (The Martian, Ant-Man franchise), Sia, Taye Diggs (Chicago, “Private Practice”), Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (Best Supporting Actress – Television, “Orange Is the New Black,” 2016), and Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise).

When a dark force threatens Ponyville, the Mane 6 go on a journey beyond Equestria to save their beloved home and they meet new friends and exciting challenges along the way.

Directed by “My Little Pony” veteran Jayson Thiessen (“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”) and including original music and songs performed by Sia, Taye Diggs, Zoe Saldana, Kristin Chenoweth and Emily Blunt, “My Little Pony: The Movie” is full of music, fun, and laughter for the whole family.

“The My Little Pony: The Movie” Blu-ray and DVD include all-new special features, including a deleted scene, a music video, three featurettes starring the Mane 6, an exclusive Equestria Girls Short and a Hanazuki short, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.95 and $39.99, respectively.


  • Deleted Scene
  • Equestria Girls Short
  • “Baking with Pinkie Pie” Featurette
  • “Making Magic with the Mane 6 and Their New Friends” Featurette
  • “The Journey Beyond Equestria” Featurette
  • “I’m the Friend You Need” Music Video (Sung by Taye Diggs)
  • “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures” Featurette

AMERICAN MADE On Digital 12/19/17, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD, On Demand On 1/2/18




Screen Shot 2017-10-30 at 4.32.37 PMUniversal Pictures Home Entertainment presents “American Made,” the international escapade based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history.

This Rotten Tomatoes “Certified Fresh” and explosively entertaining film is available on Digital December 19, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD, On Demand and via the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE January 2, 2018.

Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States.

The clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair scandal spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.

With over 30 minutes of exclusive extras on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD, “American Made” is a can’t-miss, must-own event, bringing viewers behind-the-scenes for a look at the making of the film, as well as astonishing insights about the real Barry Seal.Tom Cruise (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible Series, Jerry Maguire) reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow director, Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), as Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s.

“American Made” co-stars Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), Sarah Wright Olsen (Walk of Shame), Jesse Plemons (Black Mass) and Caleb Landry Jones (Antiviral).

The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award®-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind), Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and Tyler Thompson (Everest), Quadrant Pictures’ Doug Davison (The Departed), and Kim Roth (Inside Man) with a screenplay by Gary Spinelli (Stash House).


  • Deleted Scenes
  • American Storytellers – The American Made filmmakers share their thoughts on the appeal of their film as another important American story to be told.
  • Cruise and Liman: A Conversation – Tom Cruise and Doug Liman discuss the making of American Made.
  • In the Wings – Sarah Wright Olsen, Caleb Landry Jones, and Domhnall Gleeson discuss their characters.
  • Shooting American Made – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
  • Flying High – Tom Cruise and Doug Liman discuss the aerial stunts in the movie.
  • The Real Barry Seal – Aaron Seal reflects on his father’s life.

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-rayTM disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM 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.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit moviesanywhere.com.
Hashtag: #AmericanMade

Skylanders Academy Returns with Season 2 on Netflix October 6


The Skylanders are back in action protecting the realm.

In the animated series from Activision Blizzard Studios, “Skylanders Academy” follows the heroic adventures of Spyro (Justin Long), Eruptor (Jonathan Banks), Stealth Elf (Ashley Tisdale), Jet-Vac (Jonny Rees), Pop Fizz (Bobcat Goldthwait) and their team of young warriors as they travel the vast Skylands universe protecting it from evil-doers.

Created by Eric Rogers (Futurama) and based on the popular Skylanders® videogame franchise, the action-comedy centers on the band of heroes as they train under the watchful eye of Master Eon (Chris Diamantopoulos) learning how to keep peace and protect their homeland from the constant threat of villainous forces.Along with a new class of cadets, and newcomers Cynder (Felicia Day) and Sprocket (Grey Griffin), the team returns in an action-packed “Skylanders Academy Season 2” that finds our heroes seeking answers from the past.

Spyro begins a search for information about his ancestors in order to harness and understand his special powers.

Meanwhile, Kaos’ quest to bring evil rule to the Skylands realms accidentally unleashes a villain more powerful than anything Kaos or the Skylander warriors have ever faced.

The Skylanders unite once more for the greatest showdown against evil yet – putting them all to the ultimate test!

The series also features the voice talents of Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks, Catherine O’Hara as Kaossandra, Parker Posey as Dreamcatcher and Susan Sarandon as Golden Queen.

Catch up on Season One now, streaming on Netflix. For more information about Skylanders Academy, visit skylandersacademy.com.

The award-winning $3.5 billion Skylanders videogame franchise has sold through more than 300 million toys1 since its pioneering debut in 2011.

Available now, the most recent game Skylanders® Imaginators gives kids the power to create their very own Skylanders and bring them to life for the first time.




PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Stunt Coordinator Tommy Harper Made Large, Safe Stunts

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” had scenes that were bigger and more elaborate than any other movie in the franchise.

Veteran stunt coordinator Tommy Harper worked to create stunts which fit the newest story in the pirates franchise and were still adequate and safe for the cast.

Harper said, each stunt needed to be big, because the franchise merits it, but safety is always the first concern.

The action in “Dead Men Tell No Tales” moves across large terrain and multiple characters are involved, which is sure to make for larger than life scenes.

From a returning cast to new members to the franchise, there were skill levels that varied as well as stables he’d characters that needed to continue on in a way which matched previous movies.

Harper said, he has worked with Johnny Depp before, and with Depp knowing his character well after all the previous movies, the collaborative process was fun and they were able to push the limits of his character.

From fights scenes in a moving structure to parting the sea and having a battle in space that’s changing, the challenges to bring everything together takes skills in many aspects.

The world of “Pirates of the Caribbean” takes the characters on adventures from land to boats, from towns to the beach and each location requires different skill sets.

Having different skill sets is essential. Being a master of one thing can be great, but training in many different things and having multiple skills helps to the adapting atmosphere which can come up in projects such as “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Harper said.

With a wonderful cast which includes Depp, Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario, the talent Harper had to work with was spectacular.

Harper had worked on several huge projects before and was thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” and help make the story as exciting as it could possibly get.

A great story helps make the grand stunts memorable and Harper brilliantly helped make beautiful stunts for some marvelous actors.

@Thisfunktional Talks With Danay Garcia SNIPER ULTIMATE KILL

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress Danay Garcia talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about her role as Kate in “Sniper: Ultimate Kill,” out on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 3.

Garcia talks about the strong women roles she gets choosing her, playing some one roles which are different in many ways and what she enjoyed more fighting the cartel or zombies.

available on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 3
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Peter Cullen, Frank Welker TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT

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Voice Actors Peter Cullen and Frank Welker talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being the voices of the iconic Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime and Megatron in “Transformers: The Last Knight,” available on Blu-ray and DVD now.

Cullen and Welker discuss having one more movie in their contracts, the honor they feel having multiple generations adore the Transformer franchise and how their characters have evolved throughout the years.

On Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26

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@Thisfunktional attends the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Blu-ray Release Press Day

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, talks with actors Isabela Moner (Izabella), Santiago Cabrera (Santos) and voice actors Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Frank Welker (Megatron) as well as recording a voice over for Optimus Prime for a scene from “Transformers: The Last Knight,” out on Blu-ray and DVD on Sept.26.

To celebrate the home entertainment debut of the most explosive Transformers movie yet, go behind-the-scenes and into Paramount’s state-of-the-art ADR studio to watch as @Thisfunktional voices one of the legendary Robots in Disguise.

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On Blu-ray and DVD Sept. 26

@Thisfunktional talks with Vadhir Derbez HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actor Vadhir Derbez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about being a part of “How to be a Latin Lover.”

Derbez talks about being part of the spectacular cast, working along side his father and being on camera in a speedo for the first time, plus he lets me know a little secret about his father.

“How to be a Latin Lover”
out on Digital HD now,
Blu-ray and DVD on August 15

Listen to Vadhir Derbez’ “Latin Lover” song on YouTube.com/uder/vadhirderbez

@Thisfunktional #Podcast – TV – Jackie Cruz ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Actress Jackie Cruz talks to Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about the Blu-ray and DVD release of Season 4 and Season 5 premiere of “Orange is the new Black.”

Cruz talks about her character Flaka’s evolution in season 4 and the premiere of season 5, her new production company and her music career.

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@Thisfunktional #Contest: SABAN’S POWER RANGERS

@Thisfunktional #Contest: SABAN’S POWER RANGERS
Nostalgia hit with a “Power Rangers” movie came to theaters and fans cheered “Go, Go Power Rangers”

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

For “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger” fans this movie may have been a bit of a change, but Saban’s “Power Rangers” continue to bring new generations into the Power Ranger universe in similar style.

With Saban’s “Power Rangers” coming to digital HD on June 13 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand June 27, Thisfunktional will have the opportunity for 5 lucky readers to win their copy of the movie.

All you need to do to enter is like my Facebook page: ThisfunktionalLA, share the contest and message me your address.I will let winners be surprised when they receive their copy.

Disclaimer: 3 winner will be chosen. Contest runs to June 20, 2017. Winners will be notified on June 20, 2017 with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by MPRM Communications.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.


It’s Morphin Time! Saban’s Power Rangers to Arrive on Digital HD, DVD and On Demand in June 2017


Five Ordinary Teens Morph Into Extraordinary Super Heroes to Save thePlanet in the Action-Packed Blockbuster Arriving on Digital HD June 13 and 4K Ultra HDTM Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, and DVD on June 27 from Lionsgate


4K Ultra HD™ to include both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s “Power Rangers” will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate.

As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games Franchise) from destroying their city…and ultimately the world.

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as Zordon, and Bill Hader (Finding Dory) as Alpha 5 train the Rangers to morph and master their powers as a united team.The epic adventure, Saban’s “Power Rangers” follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.

Chosen by destiny, the unlikely group of teenage heroes are the only ones who can save the planet but first, they have to band together in order to harness their super powers and become PowerRangers.The Saban’s “Power Rangers” 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD releases feature never-before-heard audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, as well as a nine-part documentary featuring commentary from the actors and filmmakers including Power Rangers Creator, Haim Saban which looks behind the scenes of the film at the casting, training, special effects, and creation of Saban’s “Power Rangers,” with deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (HDR), making it the first title from Lionsgate to feature both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos®.
Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.The Saban’s “Power Rangers” DVD will include exclusive audio commentary with director Dean Israelite and writer John Gatins, and deleted/alternate/extended scenes and outtakes.

Saban’s “Power Rangers” will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.Story by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney. Screenplay by John Gatins.Directed by Dean Israelite.


  • Audio Commentary with Director Dean Israelite and Writer John Gatins
  • “The Power of the Present” Documentary
    • “Rangers Then to Now”
    • “Building the Team”
    • “Beyond the Rangers”
    • “Suiting Up”
    • “Rangers, Welcome to Training”
    • “Rangers in the Wild”
    • “It’s Morphin Time”
    • “Power Ballad: Music and Sound”
    • “This is Your Destiny”
  • Deleted/Alternate/Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Theatrical Trailer with Audio Commentary by Director Dean Israelite


  • Audio Commentary with Director Dean Israelite and Writer John Gatins
  • Deleted/Alternate/Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes

@Thisfunktional Movie Review: AMERICAN EXORCISM

@Thisfunktional Movie Review: AMERICAN EXORCISM

Fighting the Supernatural in a Different Way in “AMERICAN EXORCISM”

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

When an all-American teenage girl begins to be too rebellious for her adopted father, the ex-exorcist father comes around to help make sure demons haven’t followed her in “American Exorcism.”

This may not be a movie for the entire family, but its an entertaining view with some horror, some action and some teenage angst.

Damon, played by Michael Filipowich, decides he will step away from his exorcist life with his partner Will, played by Braxton Davis, for his family.

Filipowich is strange and looks different from what is expected from a holy fighter of demons. He brings a good change to the typical religious exorcist.

Davis is the clean cut bible exorcist which contrasts the look of Filipowich. The two work well together as they play off each other well.

Tragic events separate Damon from young Caroline, played by Sicily Fontaine, until a teenage Caroline, played by Kate Tumanova, starts to take her rebellious behavior too far and her biological father comes back into her life.

Fontaine is a typical little girl who is enjoying her life with her parents. She’s not on screen too much, just about 5 minutes in the beginning of the film.

Tumanova comes in as the grown teenage Caroline and plays the rebellious, bad girl well. The young look to her gives her an innocent look which isn’t what you expect from her behavior. This performance is the best part of the movie.

The story revolves around Damon and his teenage daughter Caroline and the strange things happening in the life of Caroline.

The non-typical methinks that Damon uses to exorcise demons is an interesting method, which ads a more action element to the movie.

At points the things Damon does can come off as comical, but then the immediate suspense after adds to the scary supernatural element.

Caroline is fantastic at being a force to be reckoned with and a captivating character which can be manipulative and mysterious.

The ending is a good payoff. There’s a good twist which if the audience pays attention can see it coming.

Out on Video OnDemand 
Available on Amazon in Limited Edition DVD 
Available on Amazon in Blu-Ray

Available at Walmart

May 2