Multi-Platinum International Superstar LUIS FONSI Joins As Coach For The First Season Of TELEMUNDO’S Newly Announced LA VOZ (THE VOICE)

The Twelve Time Billboard Latin Music Awards Winner, and Seven Time Finalist at the Upcoming 2018 Billboard Music Awards Singer and Songwriter, Known for his Worldwide Hit “Despacito,” and Latest Smash Single “Échame La Culpa” is the First Coach to Join the Highly-anticipated Hit Singing Competition Coming for the First Time to U.S. Spanish-Language Television

Auditions for “La Voz” Will Begin this Summer in Miami, Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago, San Antonio and Los Angeles

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Telemundo announced that Global Latin pop singer Luis Fonsi, is the first Coach to join the newly announced La Voz, the Spanish-language version of NBC’S hit singing competition The Voice, coming for the first time to U.S. Hispanic television in 2019. Three other Coaches will join the multi award-winning artist in the first non-scripted program to be produced at Telemundo Center in Miami, where Coaches will be in search for the nation’s most promising unknown Hispanic vocalists and make their decisions based solely on one factor, La Voz (The Voice).

“I feel honored to join Telemundo’s La Voz as a Coach for the U.S. Hispanic audience.” said Fonsi. “I have been fortunate to be a Coach on the show in other countries, and I am extremely happy to finally be able to do it at home in the U.S., because it’s always been a wonderful experience. There is so much talent in our community and nothing makes me happier than being part of a platform that promotes Latin music’s new artists,” he concluded.

With numerous awards and unprecedented achievements, Luis Fonsi continues to break world records, cross borders and make history with his music. Recently, “Despacito” completed 52 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Song list, one year being the most listened-to single of Latin music, another historic milestone worthy of celebration. His latest global hit “Échame La Culpa” featuring Demi Lovato, continues to dominate Top 10 charts, has certified Gold and Platinum in multiple countries and the video has accumulated more than 1.2 billion views to date. The Puerto Rican singer and songwriter, has won a total of five Latin Grammy Awards, and most recently seven 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards and is a finalist in seven categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. Fonsi recently completed his first tour in Brazil, and will continue the successful “Love & Dance World Tour” in several countries including Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador.

Castings for the first season of La Voz will begin in Miami on Saturday, June 23, followed by Puerto Rico (June 30), New York (July 7), Chicago (July 14), San Antonio (July 21) and Los Angeles (July 21 & 28), for vocalists 18 years of age an over. For further details on locations and rules, please visit http://www.lavozcasting.com/.

For more information about Telemundo, please visit nbcumv.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, telemundo.com and YouTube.

“La Voz” is a presentation of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (for Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers and Tim van Rongen.

THE STRUTS Announce UK Headline Shows

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ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOWS
LONDON – KOKO, 19TH JUNE
MANCHESTER – GORILLA, 20TH JUNE

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DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – 9TH JUNE
SUPPORTING GUNS N’ ROSES ON THE MAIN STAGE

PLAYING FOUR SOLD OUT HEADLINE SHOWS
AT THE ROXY, LOS ANGELES IN MAY

SUPPORT ON FOO FIGHTERS’ CONCRETE AND GOLD TOUR

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘ONE NIGHT ONLY’ HERE

Having sold-out their forthcoming four-night residency at the legendary Sunset Strip venue The Roxy in L.A. at the end of May in just a matter of hours, British rockers The Struts have now announced two shows in London and Manchester this June, alongside their long-awaited return to Download Festival.

The explosive four-piece last played in the UK in September 2017, to a packed-out Electric Ballroom in London, with rave reviews from the likes of Kerrang who described the gig as “a real turning point in the glistening rockers’ career”, and the Daily Star who claimed that “singer Luke Spiller certainly does have moves like Jagger, and gives him a run for his money in the costume change stakes too.”

And now – following their main stage slot at Download Festival on June 9th supporting Guns N’ Roses, who they have played many shows with around the world previously – they will play London’s KOKO on June 19th and Manchester’s Gorilla on June 20th.

Frontman Luke Spiller said of the upcoming shows, “Can’t wait to be playing in our native country to give our fans what they deserve. The best show they will see all year. This one’s for you. See you there x.”

Tickets for the headline shows go on sale on Friday 20th April at 9am via livenation.co.uk/artist/the-struts-tickets with The O2 pre-sale starting on Weds 18th April and Live Nation pre-sale on Thurs 19th April via the usual channels.

The Struts head off on their second run of dates with Foo Fighters in the US on the band’s Concrete And Gold tour this week and running throughout April, before they start their own headline tour of the US culminating in their four sold out shows at The Roxy in L.A. They then head to Europe for high-profile festival appearances in France, Norway, Belgium and Austria alongside their UK performances.   The band’s highly anticipated second album will be announced soon.

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ARTIST TO WATCH: WENS | “Bones” @wensmusic #music

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If you know me at all, you know how much I LOVE finding new artists to listen to. Thankfully, I also have great taste in TV shows that introduce me to a plethora of amazing new music every week!

Last week was no exception, as I learned about a new artist, WENS. Her track, “Bones,” was featured on an episode of Teen Wolf and it’s been stuck in my head ever since!

To the left is the track artwork featured on Apple Music and below is the audio for the song on YouTube. This song has a blend of R&B and almost alternative vocals on top of a hip-hop influenced track. It’s a creative fusion of incredible sounds and I can’t wait to hear more from this Los Angeles native.

You can find WENS on Twitter HERE and you can check out the song below:

‘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
LOS ANGELES (Burbank)
Tuesday, May 23
7:30PM
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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This promotion will end May 21 at 10:00 AM. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit up to two (2) passes per person. Seating is first-come, first-serve basis. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

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IN THEATERS MAY 26

LA LA LAND | Free City of Stars Sheet Music – Descargar las partituras “City of Stars” GRATIS!

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La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on April 25!

The city of Los Angeles has declared April 25 “La La Land Day,” and Mayor Garcetti will award director Damien Chazelle an official city proclamation thanking him for his extraordinary portrait of the city and it’s iconic locations. There will also be events across the city celebrating the arts in a variety of ways. To contribute to the festivities, we’re offering a FREE download of the “City of Stars” sheet music!

Download FREE “City of Stars” sheet music

Don’t miss La La Land on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD!

 


 

Hola – La La Land llega en Digital HD el 11 de abril y en Blu-ray ™ y DVD el 25 de abril.

La ciudad de Los Ángeles ha declarado el 25 de abril “El Día de La La Land”, y el alcalde Garcetti otorgará al director Damien Chazelle una proclamación oficial de la ciudad agradeciéndole por su extraordinario retrato de la ciudad y sus emblemáticos lugares. También habrá eventos en toda la ciudad celebrando las artes en una variedad de maneras diferentes. Para contribuir a las festividades, ofrecemos una descarga gratuita de la partitura “City Of Stars”!

Descargar las partituras “City of Stars” GRATIS!

No te pierdas La La Land en Digital HD, Blu-ray ™ y DVD!

#LaLaLand Desembarca en Digital HD 4/11 y en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 4/25 #CityofStars

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“Pura magia cinematográfica”
– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Ganadora de 6 Premios de la Academia®
y de 7 históricos Globos de Oro®

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Del Director Damien Chazelle, Ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, Nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, Ganadora al Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land Desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de Abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack y DVD el 25 de Abril de la mano de Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label

SANTA MÓNICA, CA y VANCOUVER, BC, 13 de marzo de 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) anunció hoy que la deslumbrante obra maestra, musical, ganadora del Premio de la Academia® y del Globo de Oro® La La Land desembarca en Digital HD el 11 de abril y en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD), DVD y Bajo Demanda el 25 de abril de la mano de Summit Entertainment, una compañía de Lionsgate. Escrita y dirigida por Damien Chazelle, ganador del Premio de la Academia®, y protagonizada por Ryan Gosling, nominado al Oscar® por Mejor Actor, y por Emma Stone, ganadora del Oscar® por Mejor Actriz, La La Land relata la historia de una aspirante a actriz llamada Mia y de un entregado pianista de jazz llamado Sebastian, quienes atraviesan dificultades para llegar a fin de mes en una ciudad conocida por destruir cualquier esperanza y romper corazones. Recreada en el Los Ángeles moderno, este original musical sobre la vida cotidiana explora la alegría y el dolor que acompañan la búsqueda de tus sueños.

“La película del año” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) debutó en el Festival de Cine de Venice y en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto con elogios unánimes por parte de la crítica. La La Land ganó 6 Premios de la Academia®, incluyendo un premio por Mejor Director al director y guionista Damien Chazelle, ganó también 7 históricos Globos de Oro®, y se ha convertido en un fenómeno taquillero a nivel mundial con una recaudación internacional de $400 millones. La película también cuenta con la participación del cantante y compositor John Legend, que ha ganado el Premio Grammy® en diez ocasiones y que está detrás del sencillo “Start a Fire”. La banda sonora de la película también incluye los temas “City of Stars” (ganadora del Globo de Oro® por Mejor Canción Original – Película) y “Audition”.

La La Land es más que la película más aclamada del año – es un tesoro cinematográfico para la posteridad del que te enamorarás una y otra vez. Emma Stone y Ryan Gosling dan vida a Mia y Sebastian, una actriz y un pianista de jazz en busca de sus sueños hollywoodenses –y encontrarse el uno al otro– en una vibrante celebración de esperanza, sueños y amor.

La interpretación mágica que Damien Chazelle hace de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles está llamada a ser un clásico moderno y un icono de la era. El lanzamiento para entretenimiento en el hogar incluye el espectacular largometraje, que puede verse una y otra vez, así como material adicional extenso que revela la historia no contada sobre cómo las pasiones de Damien cobraron vida a través de este proyecto. El contenido especial del 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD incluye audiocomentarios del guionista y director Damien Chazelle y del compositor Justin Hurwitz. También vienen acompañados de 10 cortometrajes con escenas entre bastidores que incluyen: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”, que ofrece una mirada detrás de cámara para mostrar que Damien Chazelle y su equipo solo contaron con dos días de rodaje para llevar a la realidad la espectacular escena inaugural; “La La Land’s Great Party”, que muestra la creación de la fiesta en las colinas de Hollywood; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student”, que detalla el esfuerzo realizado por Ryan Gosling para llegar a tocar el piano como Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project” revela la historia de los orígenes de La La Land; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles”, en la que se explica el significado del término La La Land; “The Music of La La Land” se sumerge en el proceso de creación de la música icónica; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” permite conocer los pensamientos del cantante y ganador de varios Premios Grammy® sobre su participación en la película; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land” muestra entrevistas con el equipo de diseño de la película; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” marca la tercera vez que Ryan Gosling y Emma Stone comparten pantalla; y “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream”, que explora el extraordinario final de la película. El 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray y Digital HD también cuentan con “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, que presenta las ideas originales de la película. Los lanzamientos del 4K Ultra HD y Blu-ray de La La Land cuentan con tecnología Dolby Atmos, mezclada específicamente para el entretenimiento en casa y la cual permite situar y mover el sonido a cualquier parte de la habitación, incluso por encima del televidente.

El DVD de La La Land viene con audiocomentarios de Chazelle y Hurwitz titulados “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles” y “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”. Todos los lanzamientos incluyen una selección de canciones. La La Land estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack y DVD por el precio sugerido de venta de $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95 respectivamente.

 

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL 4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD

  • Audiocomentario con el guionista/director Damien Chazelle y el compositor Justin Hurwitz
  • Cortometraje “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land’s Great Party”
  • Cortometraje “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student”
  • Cortometraje “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land‘s Love Letter to Los Angeles”
  • Cortometraje “The Music of La La Land
  • Cortometraje “John Legend’s Acting Debut”
  • Cortometraje “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land
  • Cortometraje “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”
  • Cortometraje “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream”
  • Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos
  • Selección de Canciones

 

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL DVD

  • Audiocomentario con el guionista/director Damien Chazelle y el compositor Justin Hurwitz
  • Cortometraje “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway”
  • Cortometraje “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles”
  • Cortometraje “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm”
  • Selección de Canciones

 


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Facebook: facebook.com/LaLaLand
Instagram: @LaLaLand
Twitter: @LaLaLand

#CityofStars  #LaLaLand

#LaLaLand Arrives on Digital HD 4/11 and on 4k Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 4/25 #CityofStars

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“Pure movie magic” 

– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

Winner of 6 Academy Awards®
and a Record-Breaking 7 Golden Globes®

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From Academy Award®-Winning Director Damien Chazelle and Starring Oscar® Best Actor Nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress Winner Emma Stone, La La Land, Arrives on Digital HD April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 25 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label

 

 

SANTA MONICA, CA and VANCOUVER, BC, March 13, 2017 – Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) announced today that the dazzling Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning music-filled masterpiece La La Land arrives on Digital HD on April 11 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 April 25 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate Company. Written and directed by Academy Award® winning director Damien Chazelle and starring Oscar® Best Actor nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress winner Emma Stone, La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern-day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

“The movie of the year” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival to unanimous critical praise. La La Land won 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer-director Damien Chazelle, won a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards and has become a global box office phenomenon grossing over $400 million globally. The film also features ten-time Grammy®-Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend who contributed the single “Start a Fire” to the soundtrack which also includes the tracks “City of Stars” (Golden Globe® winner for Best Original Song – Motion Picture), and “Audition.”

La La Land is more than the most acclaimed movie of the year — it’s a cinematic treasure for the ages that you’ll fall in love with again and again. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

Damien Chazelle’s magical interpretation of the City of Angels is destined to be a modern classic and an icon of the era. The home entertainment release includes the breathtaking film to watch again and again, as well in-depth bonus material revealing the untold story of how Damien’s passion project came to life. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD special features include audio commentary by writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Damien Chazelle and his team had only two shoot days to make the film’s spectacular opening number a reality; “La La Land’s Great Party,” looking at the creation of the Hollywood Hills party scene; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” showing how hard Ryan Gosling worked to truly play the piano as Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project,” that uncovers the story of La La Land’s origins; “La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles,” in which the term La La Land is explained; “The Music of La La Land” delving into the process of creating the iconic music; “John Legend’s Acting Debut” featuring the Grammy®-Winning singer’s thoughts on being in the film; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land,” with interviews with the film’s design team; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm,” marking the third time in which Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have starred on screen together, and “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream,” exploring the extraordinary ending to the film. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD also feature “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, showing the original pitches for the film. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray of La La Land will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

The La La Land DVD features audio commentary with Chazelle and Hurwitz, “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles,” and “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm.” All releases include song selection.  La La Land 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.

 

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz
  • “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” Featurette
  • La La Land’s Great Party” Featurette
  • “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” Featurette
  • “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project” Featurette
  • La La Land‘s Love Letter to Los Angeles” Featurette
  • “The Music of La La Land” Featurette
  • “John Legend’s Acting Debut” Featurette
  • “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land” Featurette
  • “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” Featurette
  • “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream” Featurette
  • Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos
  • Song Selection

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz
  • “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” Featurette
  • La La Land‘s Love Letter To Los Angeles” Featurette
  • “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm” Featurette
  • Song Selection

 

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Facebook: facebook.com/LaLaLand
Instagram: @LaLaLand
Twitter: @LaLaLand

#CityofStars  #LaLaLand

@Thisfunktional #Giveaway: BEFORE I FALL Advanced Screening in Los Angeles, Phoenix

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

What if you had to relive one moment which could change not only your life but possibly the lives of everyone around you over and over again?

“Before I Fall” explores this concept as Samantha Kingston, played by Zoey Deutch, relives the same pivital moment in her young life over and over again.

This movie does a great job at being not only attention grabbing, but relatable to everyone regardless of age.

There’s two advanced screenings that I have tickets for so if you are in Los Angeles, California or Phoenix, Arizona clink on the link and grab your tickets.

 

Weds, March 1 – 7:30PM

Los Angeles
AMC Montebello
GoFoBo Link: gofobo.com/kqypH44365

Phoenix
AMC Westgate
GoFoBo Link: gofobo.com/kRqug56271

What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything?

Samantha Kingston has everything; the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future.

Then, everything changes.  After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all.

Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just to her own life, but in the lives of those around her — before she runs out of time for good.

BEFORE I FALL
In Theaters March 3

@Thisfunktional Contest: SING Guest List

@Thisfunktional Contest: SING Guest List

Written by Jesus Figueroa (@Thisfunktional)

Here’s something cool for Thisfunktional readers in Los Angeles, come to a screening for “Sing” at Regal LA Live in downtown LA on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

What makes this screening special? Those who win this get to skip the lines.

There’s no need to wait in line to watch this movie, just come to the check-in table and let them know you are on the guest list.

Sound cool, right? So why not enter for a chance to win one of two family pack of tickets, that’s four tickets per pack.

Here’s how to win:
On Twitter, follow and mention @Thisfunktional and what is your favorite song to sing at family karaoke night, #Thisfunktional.

On instagram, follow and tag @thisfunktional and tag a friend with a screenshot of this post and #Thisfunktional.

On Snapchat, follow Thisfunktional and send a snap, sing your favorite song (everyone gets a chance to win regardless of skill).

“Like” Thisfunktional on Facebook, send a message or post what song would you sing if you entered a contest.

Finally, on thisfunktional.com on the right-hand sidebar at the top subscribe by entering your email in “subscribe to newsletter” and follow the instructions.

I will choose 2 winners. No repeat winners.

Disclaimer: 2 winners will be chosen. Contest runs to Dec. 11, 2016 at noon PST. Winners will be notified on Dec. 11, 2016 by 10 p.m PST 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.

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits “Despicable Me,” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” “Despicable Me 2” and “Minions,” now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history.

Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster “The Secret Life of Pets,” Illumination presents “Sing” this holiday season.

With its highly relatable characters, heart and humor, the first collaboration between writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri marks the sixth fully animated feature from the studio.

The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.

Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.

Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy.

Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception.

Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on Dec. 21.

SING
in theaters Dec. 21

LA LA LAND Screening Giveaway

LA LA LAND Screening Giveaway
La La Land

 

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, “LA LA LAND” tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

LA LA LAND
LOS ANGELES
12/07/2016
7:00PM
Regal LA Live Stadium 14

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PASSES

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While supplies last. Once all allotted passes are redeemed, the code will no longer be valid. Supplies are limited. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Limit up to two (2) passes per person. Seating is first-come, first-serve basis. Employees of all promotional partners and their agencies are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Refer to screening pass for further restrictions. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO ARRIVE EARLY. PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SEAT AT THE SCREENING.

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#LaLaLand

Real Talk w/Keisha & Kristin – 5/29/16

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Hey guys!!

Keisha and I got together to talk about a variety of things this week!  From Johnny Depp and the domestic violence claim against him, Mark Salling and the child pornography charges against him, first-time bikini waxes, LA and Nyle DiMarco winning the mirror ball trophy on Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars!

Disclaimer: Despite our late night rant, neither Keisha or I support domestic violence in ANY way and we DEFINITELY do not condone ANY sort of child pornography no matter who you are!  These are both despicable acts that should not go unpunished (so long as the person is rightfully convicted).  It is always important to know the facts.

So…check out our first Real Talk podcast below and let us know what you thought!  If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like for us to discuss, feel free to leave us a comment!  Thank you for the support!

 

Real Talk with Keisha & Kristin – 5/29/16 Podcast

#PonleAcento | Adrián González debuts MLB Jersey with proper last name spelling

After 16 years in the big leagues Gold Glove Dodger’s first basemen Adrián González stepped up to the plate with his last name properly spelled for the first time during Monday’s (5/9/16) home game at Dodger Stadium. González has added an accent mark to the “a” in his last name and in an effort to inspire other Latinos within the MLB to do the same González challenged teammate Kiké Hernández prior to the game. Hernández has also joined González and was debuting a new jersey inspired by #PonleAcento.

González may have taken one of the first steps to create this movement but now he invites other Latino MLB players to join the #PonleAcento movement. Let us know if you can share this on your blog and or social media!

Below is the official Tweet Adrián González posted yesterday:

https://twitter.com/Adrian_ElTitan/status/729806232123367424

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To learn more about the #PonleAcento movement, follow Adrián González on social media.

Facebook: Facebook.com/Adrian-Gonzelez-1705064106441778
Instagram: @adrian_eltitan
Twitter: @adrian_eltitan
Snapchat: Adrian_eltitan

@Thisfunktional attends THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER VIP Event

A Magical Night Filled with Wizards and Celebs for “THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER”

Written by Jesus Figueroa

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” finally opened at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, but on April 5 VIPs were allowed to preview the rides and the streets of Hogsmeade.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti welcomed all the Mugles to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and helped in presenting a magical performance by legendary conductor John Williams and the LA Philharmonic.

A fantastic light show on the walls of Hogwarts accompanied the opening ceremonies with a spectacular show that ended with a fireworks display.

Mayor Garcetti ended his speech with a short ending in Spanish in which he tried a spell to help the traffic in Los Angeles.

The red carpet was set and actors, musicians and executives walked the red carpet to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

The area is detailed with the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” and the family outdoor coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff.”

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” opened on April 7 to the public.

Check out the night in photos:

“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH

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“MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH FOR
AMERICA’S BEST HOME COOK WITH OPEN CASTING CALLS STARTING
SATURDAY, MARCH 5

  • Casting Calls for FOX’s Hit Cooking Competition Series to Take Place in San Diego, New York City, Oklahoma City, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.
  • Visit http://www.masterchefcasting.com for the Most Up-to-Date Casting Information

America’s most-watched cooking competition show, MASTERCHEF, begins casting for its eighth season Saturday, March 5. Open casting calls will be held across the country in search of talented home cooks from all types of backgrounds and with a range of cooking styles.

The casting team is looking for home cooks who enjoy preparing everything from delightful desserts and hefty main courses to fine French cuisine, great tasting burgers and more! For anyone looking to follow their culinary dream – take this first step by preregistering on the casting website www.masterchefcasting.com and heading down to one of the open casting calls below.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:

Continue reading ““MASTERCHEF” SEASON EIGHT BEGINS LATEST SEARCH WITH CASTING CALLS BEGINNING MARCH 5TH”

‘Triple 9’ Los Angeles World Premiere Ticket Giveaway!!!

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MOVIE FANS!!! Are you ready?!!

IT’S THE WORLD PREMIERE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!

I’ve got RED CARPET tickets for the upcoming super bad ass flick – TRIPLE 9!! Have you see the trailer yet? Wait…have you seen the RED BAND Restricted Trailer?! OHHHH MANNNNNN…

…Oh…and it might not be safe for work.

 

AMAZING, RIGHT?! This movie looks sick!!!

SYNOPSIS: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

 

Ok – enough of me…lets get to this contest. Here’s what you gotta do to enter…answer the following question below. If you move my heart – you’re a winner…if you don’t move my heart…well…I still love ya!

“WHY DO YOU DESERVE THESE #TRIPLE9 WORLD PREMIERE TICKETS?!”

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Please send your ANSWER, FIRST & LAST NAME to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the Subject Line – use: Los Angeles Triple 9

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#Triple9 World Premiere

Tuesday, February 16

7:30PM

Regal Cinemas LA Live

1000 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets will be picked up at premiere. Tickets are just for the premiere and not for the after-party.

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THIS PROMOTION WILL MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 AT 8AM/C. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. You must be over the age of 18 to participate and win.

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Official Website: Triple9Movie.com

FB: /Triple9Movie

Twitter: @Triple9Movie

Instagram: @Triple9Movie