@Thisfunktional talks with Eugenio Derbez OVERBOARD

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Eugenio Derbez talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his role in “Overboard.”

Derbez talks about learning that he works well with children, being a vegan and working with amazing co-stars.

OVERBOARD
Available On Digital July 17,
Blu-ray And DVD July 31
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@Thisfunktional talks with Adal Ramones HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Adal Ramones talks with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about his part in “Hasta que la Boda nos Separe.”

Ramones talks about finding that the movie represents Hispanic weddings in a comical way, speaks a bit on the original movie being Russian and how incredible it is for the movie to have been received so well.

HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE
Now Streaming On PANTAYA!
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Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Actress Diana Bovio talks about HASTA QUE LA BODA NOS SEPARE

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe,” premiered on PANTAYA on June 15, and actress Diana Bovio shared her thoughts.

Bovio’s first major leading role in a feature film that is released worldwide through the streaming service PANTAYA led her to be part of a romantic comedy which she was honored to be a part of.

The project was so thrilling, Bovio said, as she has never been married, but it was fun to explore extreme situations which could be stressful for a bride but funny to an audience.

Bovio’s character Maria has the opportunity to have two weddings, one that will please her family and her dream wedding as well and not let her parents know of the second wedding.

As Maria goes through the chaotic day of having two weddings and getting her dream wedding, because she’s had everything catered to her by her fiancé, the stress gets to her.

Bovio felt it was fun to part of a comedy that was very grounded in the Mexican culture, but still keeping universal themes.

Although all Mexicans can relate to the way the wedding is celebrated, much of the comedy comes from instances that can happen at any wedding.

Bovio isn’t married, but was thrilled to get to play the part of a bride and wear the dress. She enjoyed getting to go through the traditional wedding without the stress of a real wedding.

Since it was a romantic comedy, Bovio said that there is many hilarious parts and still some drama which is expected, especially when two weddings are involved.

PANTAYA allows a wide audience to be able to watch “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” much like Netflix, but centers around promoting projects from Mexico that wouldn’t have major distribution other wise.

Bovio is honored to have PANTAYA distribute the project so more people can get exposed to the talents of new actors from Latin America. More than 2 million people have watched “Hasta Que La Boda Nos Separe” in Mexico and now there’s an opportunity for a wider audience to watch it as well.

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez Takes on an Action Filled Challenge as Part of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actress Shyrley Rodriguez stepped into the role of Cadet Renata and in the controls of Jaeger Saber Arthena in “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” out on digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19.

“Pacific Rim” was filled with an incredible cast who provided amazing action, but Rodriguez wasn’t nervous to follow up such an action-packed movie, rather the challenge helped her to provide a stronger performance.

The opportunity to follow up such an incredible story made Rodriguez feel fortunate to be a part of the “Pacific Rim” universe.

The larger than life Jaegers take much training for the cadets in “Pacific Rim,” for Rodriguez she had a strict diet as well as an exercise regimen six days a week with weight training, martial arts and even some boot camp classes to be ready for the physical challenges of the movie.

The opportunity to be a part of the orange jaeger Saber Arthena was thrilling for Rodriguez and makes her proud to have gotten to be in that team and made Saber Arthena her favorite jaeger in the movie.

The opportunity to travel to Australia and China for the filming of this movie was exciting for Rodriguez because she was able to explore, but she was mostly looking forward to being a part of a feature film.

Rodriguez said that for the special featured in the blu-ray she is looking forward to the audience seeing behind the scenes footage of how amazing the filming process was and for people to be able to peek behind the movie magic to what the actors go through.

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING
On Digital And MOVIES ANYWHERE On June 5,
On 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD And On Demand On June 19

 

Actress Daniela Vega Find Herself Giving a Spectacular Performance in A FANTASTIC WOMAN

 

Written by Jesus Figueroa

91ewTfhj7bL._SX342_Daniela Vega started off being a consultant for director Sebastián Lelio, who was unsure if he wanted to undertake the making of “A Fantastic Woman.”

Lelio said there was many reasons to make this movie, but this story was so emotional, had so much beauty and had such potential that resonates with current times, that he needed to be sure he was prepared to fully take on the project.

Once getting Vega to help him fully comprehend what the project entailed and how relevant it was to the times, the role of Mariana became extremely important to get just right.

Since Vega helped create such a complex character, Lelio believed that no one could do justice to the part like Vega could.

Leilo said that it was spectacular getting to know Vega to get the right inspiration to make “A Fantastic Woman.” Through the process Vega was a consultant, but Lelio saw that Vega was the lead character Mariana.

Vega said she was happy to be the lead character Mariana because it felt natural to go from a consultant to the actress which played the character.

Even with so much knowledge as to who Mariana was, it wasn’t the easiest to get into the complex mindset that it took to play the character correctly.

Mariana carried the story and it was still a process she had to create with director Lelio.

Vega said it was difficult to become Mariana because it was complex, but the challenge was exciting.

“A Fantastic Woman” is a gripping story which entices audience with a story that is timely and compelling.

A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Available Now On Blu-ray, DVD And Digital Now

 

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Disney’s PETER PAN Continues to Inspire as it Reaches 65th Anniversary

Written by Jesus Figueroa

A new generation gets to dive into the fantastical world of “Peter Pan” with the 65th anniversary Walt Disney Signature Collection available now on Blu-ray and digital.

Throughout the years the three main iconic characters have captured the attention of Peter Pan fans – Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell.

Voice and live-action model of Wendy Darling Kathryn Beaumont and author and historian of Tinker Bell Mindy Johnson shared some memories of being charmed by the book and then being engulfed once again in the story when Disney made it into a feature animated film.

Beaumont said she was thrilled to work with Walt Disney Animation Studios because they were giving women proper roles with depth to their character in a time when not many studios were.

Many scenes from the movie have been paid homage to in different tellings of the story as well as when paying homage to the original, but the opening scene causes a younger audience to get full of wonder.

As Peter chases his shadow around Wendy’s room coming to the climax as he finally meets Wendy the magical nature of the scene brings joy and curiosity to a young audience.

Johnson said that its easy for children to find the wonder in the scene because they are looking at it through fresh eyes and a young adventurous spirit, so even as it can become less thrilling for adults, there is still an incredible sense of magic and room for curiosity.

With such a timeless classic storyline such as Peter Pan which started off as a fairytale and continued on to a beloved animated film by Disney brings the story to different generations.

Even with the different tellings of the story, the essence and nature of the story continues on. It brings joy and a sense of wonder to children as well as a reminder to fans of the magical wonder the story presents.

Beaumont said that she had been brought up knowing the story and being a part of the history of Peter Pan was an honor.

PETER PAN 65TH ANNIVERSARY 
WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE EDITION 
Available On Blu-ray And Digital Now
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Veronica Diaz, Luis Victor Jimenez TACO SHOP

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Veronica Diaz and Luis Victor Jimenez talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about their roles in “Taco Shop.”

Diaz talks about supporting independent business and how most Latina grandmothers have had to be entrepreneurs.

Jimenez talks about gentrification and how he was able to relate to the themes of the movie because of his experience with gentrification in Los Angeles.

TACO SHOP
Available Now On DVD
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PACIFIC RIM UPRISING Available on Digital June 5, 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-Ray™, Blu-Ray™, DVD June 19

JOHN BOYEGA AND SCOTT EASTWOOD RISE UP IN THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE
PACIFIC RIM UPRISING
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JUNE 5, 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 19 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in “Pacific Rim Uprising” with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them.

“Pacific Rim Uprising” arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on June 19 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Building on the striking visual world created in the first film, “Pacific Rim Uprising” features a next-generation battleground complete with upgraded Jaegers and new Kaiju that offers a captivating a state-of-the-art spectacle perfect for your next night in.
Experience one-of-a-kind special effects and more than forty minutes of bonus content when you own the next installment on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-rayTM, Blu-rayTM and DVD.

In “Pacific Rim Uprising” directed by Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju.

Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.
But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy.
Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood), 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), returning veterans Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) and a talented crew of fiercely young cadets.
The international cast also includes Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island) and Adria Arjona (“Emerald City”). Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Steven S. DeKnight
  • Hall of Heroes – John Boyega takes us through the awesome weaponry and cutting-edge enhancements of the latest generation of Jaegers featured in the film.
  • Bridge to Uprising – The cast and crew discuss how the world of Pacific Rim has changed in the ten years since the events of the original film.
  • The Underworld of Uprising – Humanity won the Kaiju War, but every war has casualties. John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight give a tour of the coastal “Relief Zones.”
  • Becoming Cadets – Step into the Shatterdome, and learn the grueling physical and mental preparation required of the young actors who portrayed the PPDC cadets.
  • Unexpected Villain – Learn the secret reason that turned one of the most beloved heroes of the original film into a villain obsessed with humanity’s destruction.
  • Next Level Jaegers – The cast and crew discuss the amazing technological advances of the Jaeger program in the years since the events of the original film.
  • I Am Scrapper – Actress Cailee Spaeny shares the backstory of Scrapper, Amara’s incredible self-built Jaeger and its many unique abilities.
  • Going Mega – Filmmakers take us through the technical and creative challenges of creating the most deadly threat the Pan Pacific Defense Corp has ever faced: the Mega Kaiju!
  • Secrets of Shao – Meet the woman behind Shao Industries. Actress Tian Jing shares her insights on the enigmatic tech tycoon Liwen Shao.
  • Mako Returns – Actress Rinko Kikuchi and director Steven S. DeKnight explain the significance of Mako Mori’s return and her importance to the events of Pacific Rim Uprising.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Steven S. DeKnight

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

  • 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.

 

The Must-Own Cultural Phenomenon Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER Arrives to Homes Digitally on May 8, Blu-Ray on May 15 | #BlackPanther

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Bring Wakanda Home With Extensive Bonus Features That Allow Viewers to Explore Deeper into The Wondrous World of Wakanda

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe.

IMG_3615Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message and watch it over and over again–Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15.

With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4k Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of “Black Panther,” fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio.

Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium.

Also included are a roundtable discussion with “Black Panther” filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

The global cultural phenomenon of “Black Panther” has dominated the box office charts emerging as the third biggest movie of all time domestically with over $665 million – the first film in eight years to spend five weeks at No. 1 – and rising to the global top 10 of all time with over $1.3 billion.

In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden, high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it.

The extraordinary ensemble cast of “Black Panther” also includes veteran actors such as Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa and Shuri’s mother; Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, the spiritual leader of Wakanda; and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, an illegal arms dealer; and standout performances by Academy Award® nominee Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Royal Counsel to T’Challa; Winston Duke as M’Baku, the formidable leader of the Jabari tribe; and Emmy® Award-winner Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, a Wakandan War Dog.

The action in “Black Panther” is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

“Black Panther: The Album” topped the Billboard 200 chart for five consecutive weeks and the end-credit track, “All The Stars,” featuring Lamar and SZA, spent nine weeks in the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):

Blu-ray:

  • Director’s Intro
  • From Page to Screen: A Roundtable Discussion – Delve into the film’s making
  • Crowning of a New King – Explore the world of “Black Panther” in all its color and complexity
  • The Warriors Within – Get to know Wakanda’s women and the actors who portray them
  • The Hidden Kingdom Revealed – Wakanda’s diverse people
  • Wakanda Revealed: Exploring the Technology
  • Deleted Scenes
    • U.N. Meet and Greet
    • Okoye And W’Kabi Discuss the Future of Wakanda
    • T’Challa Remembers His Father
    • Voices from the Past
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Sneak Peek at “Ant-Man and The Wasp”
  • Marvel Studios the First Ten Years: Connecting the Universe
  • Director’s Commentary
     

Digital Exclusives:

  • In World Wakanda Tourism Ads
    • Come to Wakanda “Before”
    • Come to Wakanda “After”

“Black Panther” is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home viewing experience.

The Multiscreen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, and a Digital Copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices.

Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Collector’s Edition, including 4K Ultra HD disc with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Blu-ray disc, and a digital copy (where available). Dolby Vision delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.

Dolby Atmos places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. Together on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, viewers will fully experience the sights and sounds of Wakanda.

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@Thisfunktional Talks With Adam Robitel, Leigh Whannell INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Writer Leigh Whannell and director Adam Robitel talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Robitel talks about coming into the project wanting to mimic what made the prior movie successful, being thrilled to move this story forward and trusting in the actors.

Whannell talks about changing things up on Elise’s story, putting himself in the audience’s seat and mixing comedy into the story.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
Now Available On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital
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@Thisfunktional Talks With Lyn Shaye, Spencer Locke INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actors Lyn Shaye and Spencer Locke talk with Jesus Figueroa, @Thisfunktional of Thisfunktional.com, about “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Shaye and Locke were part of a special Q&A and deleted scenes presentation in honor of the Blue-ray, DVD and digital release of “Insidious: The Last Key” at The Basement of The Victorian in Los Angeles, California.

Shaye talked about beginning to explain her character Elise’s past, the changes that came from once she began to read the story of “Insidious: The Las Key” and the family which Elise discovers.

Locke talked about being so fortunate to work with Shaye, the fun she had while working on the movie with the talented and amazing actors and filmmakers and wanting to continue discovering the story of this family.

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY 
Now Available On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital
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@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.

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
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

REACH FOR THE STARS

ASTRONAUT PAPIER-MÂCHÉ HELMET

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

WONDER

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.

4K UHD/BLU-RAY/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “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

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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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