Enter to Win: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 6 | Online Giveaway

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SEASON 6

Street Date: 6/11/19
Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $34.97

DVD SRP: $34.98

img_8557The inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary that you’ve come to know and love are all headed to the “max” when “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Six arrives on Digital June 10 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate. After inciting a riot in Litchfield, many of the familiar inmates are headed to maximum security for a “fresher and more surprising” (Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy) new season in a whole new environment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Taylor Schilling (2015, Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”), Golden Globe® nominee Kate Mulgrew (1980, Best Television Actress – Drama Series, “Mrs. Columbo”), Laura Prepon, and Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (2016, Best Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “Orange Is the New Black”), who continue to please fans with “rich characters, ripping dialogue and great performances” (Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter). The “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Six Blu-ray and DVD will include audio commentaries with cast and crew, a never-before-seen featurette, and gag reel, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively.

SYNOPSIS: Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season of “Orange Is The New Black.” Now ​newbies ​starting at the bottom, they ​must navigate new rules and power dynamics while getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed – some by choice, others by circumstance – as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Linchfield to the Max” Featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew

CAST

Taylor Schilling           The Lucky One, Argo
Kate Mulgrew              TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”
Laura Prepon              The Hero, TV’s “That ’70s Show”
Uzo Aduba                   My Little Pony: The Movie, American Pastoral


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

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Koitnb6

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning! & as an added bonus, get two friends to follow and message me with your name.  😉

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

This promotion will end Friday, June 14th at 12:00 PM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. residents are eligible to enter. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

 

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Movie Review by Kristin: THE LAST SUMMER

Happy Hump Day, movie lovers!

I was able to check out Netflix’s newest rom-com, THE LAST SUMMER this week and, I have to say, I enjoyed it!

SYNOPSIS: Teens from a Chicago high school grapple with their dreams, relationships and identities in a transformative summer before they leave for college. 

Let’s start off with the cast. This cast was a mix of well-known actors (KJ Apa as Griffin, Maia Mitchell as Phoebe and Tyler Posey as Ricky) and relatively unknowns. Some of the characters were a bit over the top, and I’m not sure if that was due to a lack of experience or if that’s just how the characters were made to be. Either way, the majority of the cast fit really well together in their own little storylines. They’re never all together in one scene, which contributes to making this movie a bit more relatable for some people. In high school, you’re not always in this huge group of people that always gets along. Sometimes you’re alone or with one friend or with that person you have heart eyes for.

Each set of storylines were interesting to watch play out. Whether you’re recently graduating from high school or you graduated long ago, we all remember that crossroads moment when you realize everything is about to change. The characters in THE LAST SUMMER are all facing that familiar crossroad, so it brings back a sense of nostalgia for the viewer. Relationship troubles, applying to colleges, not getting into the college you had your eyes set on, figuring out where you’re headed and what mistakes you’ve made along the way . . . all of that plays out in this movie.

There’s not much action and it may not be my favorite movie ever, but it’s definitely worth a watch. The cast is great, the setting makes you want to pack your bags and head to Chicago, and it’s just a feel good movie that brings you back to that special time when you truly discover that life is at your fingertips.

Check it out for yourself, now on Netflix, and let me know what you thought!

“Orange Is the New Black”: Season Six Arrives on Digital June 10 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD June 11

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SEASON 6

Street Date: 6/11/19
Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $34.97
DVD SRP: $34.98

 

img_8557PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary that you’ve come to know and love are all headed to the “max” when “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Six arrives on Digital June 10 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD June 11 from Lionsgate. After inciting a riot in Litchfield, many of the familiar inmates are headed to maximum security for a “fresher and more surprising” (Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy) new season in a whole new environment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Taylor Schilling (2015, Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series, “Orange Is the New Black”), Golden Globe® nominee Kate Mulgrew (1980, Best Television Actress – Drama Series, “Mrs. Columbo”), Laura Prepon, and Golden Globe® nominee Uzo Aduba (2016, Best Supporting Actress – Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, “Orange Is the New Black”), who continue to please fans with “rich characters, ripping dialogue and great performances” (Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter). The “Orange Is the New Black”: Season Six Blu-ray and DVD will include audio commentaries with cast and crew, a never-before-seen featurette, and gag reel, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $34.97 and $34.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season of “Orange Is The New Black.” Now ​newbies ​starting at the bottom, they ​must navigate new rules and power dynamics while getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed – some by choice, others by circumstance – as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Linchfield to the Max” Featurette
  • Gag Reel
  • Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew

CAST

Taylor Schilling           The Lucky One, Argo
Kate Mulgrew              TV’s “Star Trek: Voyager”
Laura Prepon              The Hero, TV’s “That ’70s Show”
Uzo Aduba                  My Little Pony: The Movie, American Pastoral

Get the First Look at Footage from Ava DuVernay’s WHEN THEY SEE US

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On the night of April 19, 1989, a brutal rape occurred in Central Park, setting off a chain of events that went on to capture the nation’s attention and forever alter the lives of five teens who were wrongly accused of the crime.  Thirty years later, When They See Us highlights one of the most shocking and catalyzing instances of injustice in recent decades. Academy Award® Nominee Ava DuVernay brings the full stories of Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Jr., Kevin Richardson and Korey Wise to life as they unfold over the four part limited series.  When They See Us will be released on Netflix on May 31.

About When They See Us:

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

When They See Us was created by Ava DuVernay, who also co-wrote and directed the four parts.  Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah Winfrey from Harpo Films, and Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Robert De Niro from Tribeca Productions executive produced the limited series alongside DuVernay through her banner, Array FilmWorks. In addition to DuVernay, Attica Locke, Robin Swicord, and Michael Starrbury also served as writers on the limited series.

The series stars Emmy Award® Nominee Michael K. Williams, Academy Award® Nominee Vera Farmiga, Emmy Award® Winner John Leguizamo, Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Felicity Huffman, Emmy Award® Nominee Niecy Nash, Emmy Award® Winner and two-time Golden Globe Nominee Blair Underwood, Emmy Award® and Grammy Award® Winner and Tony Award® Nominee Christopher Jackson, Joshua Jackson, Omar J. Dorsey, Adepero Oduye, Famke Janssen, Aurora Perrineau, William Sadler, Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Dascha Polanco, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Ethan Herisse, Caleel Harris, Marquis Rodriguez, and Asante Blackk.

About the Social Impact Campaign:

Alongside the release of When They See Us, Participant Media, in collaboration with Color Of Change, Vera Institute of Justice, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College, and The Opportunity Agenda, among others, will launch a social impact campaign aimed at supporting the work of the criminal justice reform movement. The campaign will focus on shifting perceptions of Black and Brown youth in media coverage and helping prosecutors with new approaches rooted in human dignity and racial equity. The series debuts globally on Netflix on May 31.

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Movie Review by Kristin: Netflix’s THE DIRT

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What’s up, movie lovers?

It’s been a while since my brothers and I made plans to catch a movie together, but the release of Motley Crue & Netflix’s THE DIRT seemed like an appropriate time to change that! Let me give you just a little bit of backstory before I get into my review of the movie.

My brothers and I are all 4 years apart and I’m the youngest of three. My oldest brother has been the biggest Motley Crue fan since his teenage years, but we weren’t far behind. In 2008 I’d been laid off from my job, I had just found out that my best friend slept with the guy I was with & I was just an overall hot mess. My brother had never seen Motley live before, but he gave me his ticket to Crue Fest without a second thought. It was only natural that I repay his generosity by buying the three of us tickets to see them live TWICE after that, including seeing their Farewell Tour with our niece. The three of us had also read the book years ago, so we pretty much knew what to expect from the movie. (Side note: I’ve always had a little crush on Nikki, so there you have it.)

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With that being said, the three of us made plans for a family movie night to catch THE DIRT on Netflix and we were all super stoked about it! Especially considering the fact that Motley served as producers and we all know that if something was fabricated or came across badly, Nikki would make those changes prior to the release lol.

Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:

In this unflinching biopic based on Motley Crue’s best-selling book, four LA misfits navigate the monster highs and savage lows of music superstardom.

First, I want to talk about the casting for the movie. Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) as Tommy Lee was absolutely PERFECT. It actually felt like we were watching Tommy act out his past. Everything from their build to their mannerisms were spot-on, so kudos to Colson for his performance.

The other guys (Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars and Daniel Webber as Vince Neil) were great as well. Admittedly, I had a little bit of a harder time believing Daniel Webber to be Vince, but he definitely had Vince’s on-stage mannerisms down. That might be partly because I’ve seen interviews with the others guys talking about their preparation and everything, but Daniel Webber hasn’t really done any press. My opinion of him in this movie has nothing to do with his acting skills though because he was great in The Punisher! It’s just difficult to portray someone so well known. Either way, you can tell that the guys all did their research on the OG’s to get this right.

I had looked up critic reviews before watching the movie myself and what I saw was awful. After watching it though, I have to disagree with their reviews. There were some things about the movie that I wasn’t particularly a fan of, but it wasn’t the debauchery that the band caused and lived through. That’s part of their story and all of what makes them Motley Crue. What I wasn’t a fan of were some of the transitions throughout the movie. I know it’s hard to take a 431-page book and almost 40 years together and make it into a 2 hour movie. But, at one point, they went from playing little club shows to playing arenas with no in between on how they got there. There was also the part where it seemed like a snarky comment from Nikki resulted in their owning their own music, but I’m sure it was much more detailed than that. It was little transitional things like that that seemed off to me. I guess it boils down to just wanting to see more. Maybe it could’ve been like a two-part movie, or like a mini-series or something.

That doesn’t take away from the quality of the movie though. THE DIRT transports you back to the 80s and definitely had great production value. What critics failed to take away from the movie is that this movie  is about a band that was determined to play music their way and overcame some horrible situations over the course of their years together. Their story of success and debauchery is horrific and legendary at the same time, but these are 4 guys who went through the craziest of times and lived to tell the tale. Fans have loved seeing important moments from the band’s lives being played out on-screen, so that’s what matters most. The bottom line is that critics have always criticized Motley, but look at them now! They own their music, they have a book, a film adaptation of that book, and their music is back at the top of the charts. Seems like they’re doing alright for themselves! Plus, they still have loyal fans that are loving every second of their success.

If you’re a fan of the band, the guys as individuals, the 80s or just music and movies in general, I would recommend checking this out when you can. It’s gritty, it has moments that make you laugh and it makes you proud, as a fan, to watch the craziness that tried to take Motley away but failed! Lucky for us!

 

TV Review: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE | Season 1 Available on Netflix

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Ho. Ly. Shitballs. Seriously.

I know, I’m late to the party on this one, but better late than never always applies, right?? I’m not a huge horror fan, so I tried to avoid this one like the plague. I’d watched the trailer and part of me wanted to watch the show, but the other part of me didn’t want to have nightmares for the next week, so I said NOPE!

BUT, here I am. After finally giving in and watching it over the last few days, I’m here to tell you that if you haven’t watched this yet . . . DO IT!! What a great show! Everything from the story to the cast (both in past and present) to the directing to the effects was phenomenal. I was terrified, but also could not stop watching even when that one part of me really wanted to.

SYNOPSIS: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. 

As the synopsis mentions, Netflix’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE follows the Crain family in two separate timelines. The first is the family of seven moving into Hill House as Hugh and Olivia Crain attempt to flip and sell it. The family begins to experience paranormal activity that seems to increase the longer they remain in the house. The second timeline shows the family, now adults, still attempting to deal with the aftermath of what transpired during their time at Hill House as children. Both timelines weave in and out together in a way that works perfectly with each episode’s progression.

The show is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson. Word to the wise . . . do not watch the show and then read the book trying to get answers you may not have received on the show! I’m only on the third chapter of the book, but these are two completely different situations. The book focuses on random people being invited to stay at Hill House, whereas the Netflix Original show focuses on the aspect of family and how these terrifying, traumatic events can cause a ripple in the lives of those who experience them.

Fun Fact: While watching episode 8, “Witness Marks,” one of the scariest scenes for me, personally, literally took my breath away. Maybe 5 minutes after that scene, the lights in my house flickered. I didn’t mention it to anyone because I figured it was probably just in my head because this show is insane, but nooooooooooo. My mother and brother both said they noticed it also. Half of the lights in our apartment complex had gone out. Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t think you want to know what might’ve happened to me if the power had gone out in my apartment as I was watching this show.

With that being said, I’m really surprised at how much I enjoyed watching this show. It’s one of those ones where you really can’t even attempt to try to figure anything out. It has twists and turns and you don’t know what’s real and what isn’t. You become invested in these characters, both as children and as adults. Kudos to Mike Flanagan for delivering a fantastic horror show that is terrifying and lovely and freakishly interesting with the perfect cast to go along with it. Well done!

I do still have some questions:

Why does Hugh Crain say that Hill House is the most dangerous for Steven?

Why could the adult Crain children “speak” with Nell, but not with their mother?

Why does it seem as though Nell was sort of targeted as opposed to any of the other children? Her and Luke experienced the most traumatic of the experiences, but I got the sense that the house wanted Nell to come home more than any of the other children.

Also, I’m not sure if I missed something in my tensed-up, anxious state of watching, but, in the finale, why does Steven ask Hugh what he saw? He’d always been so fixated on what Hugh wasn’t telling the children about the night they left Hill House, but I feel like I missed what it was he was blocking out.

Lastly, I want to know how it was for these younger children to film a show like this and have to say some of the things they had to say and see some of the things they had to see. Here’s to hoping they’re all just really great, young actors that won’t be scarred for life!

 

If any of you have watched and have theories, please let me know what your thoughts were! It was also announced recently that there will be a second season titled The Haunting of Bly Manor to be released in 2020. Do you think they’ll bring back some of the same actors the way that American Horror Story does? I really enjoyed the casting for this show, so I’m kinda hoping they do!

 

 

MÖTLEY CRÜE Announce ‘The Dirt Soundtrack’ From Upcoming Netflix Film

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THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK
OUT MARCH 22ND
FEATURING FOUR NEW SONGS
PRE-ORDER HERE

 ‘THE DIRT (EST. 1981) (FEAT. MACHINE GUN KELLY)’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

BIOPIC LAUNCHING WORLDWIDE ON NETFILX ON MARCH 22ND

The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe announces the release of The Dirt Soundtrack that accompanies the upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt, based on the New York Times best-selling 2001 autobiography by Mötley Crüe and Neil Strauss. The soundtrack and film are set to release March 22nd worldwide.

SYNOPSIS: The upcoming Netflix Film The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.

The Dirt Soundtrack includes four brand new songs and is available for pre-order now through Mötley Records and Eleven Seven Music. The pre-order offers an instant download of the single, ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)’ HERE and check out the official music video HERE that includes behind the scenes footage. Additionally, exclusive to the film and soundtrack, you can find The Dirt inspired merch bundles HERE.

The 18-song soundtrack mastered by GRAMMY winner, Dave Donnelly features a collection of Mötley Crüe classics that meaningfully underscore significant moments that shape the film. The album includes 14 fan-favourites and chart topping tracks such as ‘Dr. Feelgood’ that charted at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and the anthemic ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ which reached #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 amongst others. Additional hits featured are ‘Kickstart My Heart’, ‘Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)’, ‘Shout At The Devil’ and the iconic ballad, ‘Home Sweet Home’ that landed the band mainstream recognition.

Exclusive to the film’s soundtrack, Mötley Crüe recorded four new songs featuring the single, ‘The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)’ with effortless rap verses surrounding signature guitar riffs. The three remaining songs conclude the album with the catchy ‘Ride With The Devil’, ‘Crash And Burn’ and the band’s own spin on Madonna’s, ‘Like A Virgin’.

“During the filming of our movie we got excited and inspired to write new music. Getting back in the studio with Bob Rock just fuelled the creative fires for us. To me, the music sounds like classic Mötley. The lyrics were written for the movie and are a reflection of our life.”          – Nikki Sixx

THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK TRACKLIST
1. The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
2. Red Hot
3. On With The Show
4. Live Wire
5. Merry-Go-Round
6. Take Me To The Top
7. Piece Of Your Action
8. Shout At The Devil
9. Looks That Kill
10. Too Young To Fall In Love
11. Home Sweet Home
12. Girls, Girls, Girls
13. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
14. Kickstart My Heart
15. Dr. Feelgood
16. Ride With The Devil
17. Crash And Burn
18. Like A Virgin

 

About Mötley Crüe:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums)— has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years as the leaders in rock history. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100m, 7 platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, 6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 GRAMMY nominations, 4 New York Times best-sellers and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m.

Mötley Crüe is reaching new heights in the film industry on Netflix with their octane-fueled biopic, The Dirt from their bestselling autobiography with Neil Strauss. The Netflix Film is directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) and includes a stellar cast: Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent), Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Bird Box), Daniel Webber (The Punisher), David Costabile (Breaking Bad, Billions) and Pete Davidson (SNL) premiering on Netflix March 22nd.

 

Marvel’s THE PUNISHER: Season 2 | Returns to Netflix January 18th! Watch the Date Announcement [Video]

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Lawddddddddd!!!!

I am SO ready for Season 2!!!! Ok, maybe I’m not!!

SYNOPSIS: The series revolves around Frank Castle, who uses lethal methods to fight crime as the vigilante “the Punisher”, with Jon Bernthal reprising the role from Daredevil.

I can’t wait to see what happens this season! I mean, let’s be honest . . . Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is one of the best ruthless vigilante performances and Ben Barnes as Billy Russo is that gorgeous villain you hate to love and love to hate lol.

In a few interviews, Ben Barnes has said that “Jigsaw” will be more of a metaphorical concept now that he’s trying to piece together what happened. Not gonna lie, when I saw him all bandaged up at the end of the first season, I was worried about what he’d look like in Season 2. I’m terrible, I know. Don’t judge me!

Season 2 is sure to have some more of the incredible chemistry between these two characters, along with some fantastic supporting roles. I can not wait! For now, enjoy the teaser trailer that Netflix released today.

 

 

WATCH: Now on Netflix | Once in a Lifetime Sessions with ONEREPUBLIC

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I’ve been a huge fan of OneRepublic for years now. I’ve even claimed that ‘Native’ is my favorite album of all time — yes, even above my all-time favorite Justin Timberlake‘s albums. They’re musical geniuses no matter how you break it down. I got to see them live once when they co-headlined with The Script a few years ago and it was one of my favorite shows I’ve been to. Now I’m just waiting for them to come down to Miami again!

When I saw that a session from this documentary series with OneRepublic would be available on Netflix, I had to jump at the chance to watch it because why the heck wouldn’t I??

SYNOPSIS: Once In A Lifetime Sessions is an original and unique music documentary series giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with some of today’s most celebrated music icons. Filmed on location at some of the greatest studios around the world, the Sessions highlight the craftsmanship, artistic depth, incredible skill and talent of the artists whilst also showcasing their catalogue. Each episode is dedicated to a single artist or group and features both an intimate live performance and a vinyl recording session. These are woven together with exclusive interview footage and a masterclass exploring the stories behind some of the most memorable songs of all time. Episodes include OneRepublic, Kasabian, George Ezra, Snow Patrol, TLC, Moby, Noel Gallagher and Nile Rodgers. Now streaming on US Netflix.

In all honesty, I’d never heard of this series before this particular session, but I love shows like this. I used to love watching MAKING THE VIDEO and the DIARY series on MTV back in the day (I’m in my 30’s, don’t attack me lol). As a lover of music and entertainment, I loved being able to see the behind-the-scenes of it all. How things began as an idea and how that idea was actually put together for an artist. That’s what really fascinated me. Getting to know your favorite artists behind the music. This series reminds me of that. You get to learn a little more about OneRepublic from their own mouths and you also get to watch a few live performances of them on stage.

I highly recommend check out this episode and also going back and watching any others that you can find! Personally, I’m hooked!

 

STRANGER THINGS | Season 3 Hits Netflix July 4

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Ladies and gentlemen, Netflix has finally announced an official release date for Season 3 of STRANGER THINGS! While our favorite kids will be in 1985, we’ll be able to enjoy the third season in its entirety on July 4, 2019 via Netflix.

The teaser trailer and release date were available at midnight New Year’s Eve, which is a nice little tie in with the teaser.

Are there any theories or predictions about what will happen in Season 3?? What are you most excited for? I’m still amazed at how Steve became one of our favorite characters lol.

Check out the teaser trailer below and make sure to tune in to Netflix July 4, 1985 2019!

Movie Review by Kristin: Netflix’s BRAIN ON FIRE

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Holy shish kabobs!

I saw the trailer for BRAIN ON FIRE on Netflix a while ago, and I finally had a chance to sit down and watch it this week.

For the most part it was pretty slow-moving, but seeing as this movie was based on the real life story of Susannah Cahalan, it was also pretty terrifying.

SYNOPSIS: Susannah Cahalan is a promising writer at the New York Post. She’s young, she’s happy and she’s living her best life in NYC. When she begins exhibiting unexplained erratic & violent behavior, her parents & doctors race the clock to correctly diagnose her condition and to bring Susannah back.

The first half of the movie, as I mentioned, was pretty slow-moving. This is no action movie, but it’s the telling of the real Susannah Cahalan’s experience with a rare condition called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. So, the slowness is just us watching a normal day in Susannah’s life before experiencing any symptoms. Once she begins experiencing symptoms, it’s a downhill battle because no one knows exactly what’s causing her behavior and none of her doctors know what her diagnosis is just yet.

It was interesting to watch the movie and watch this person go through something as terrifying as basically being trapped inside of your own body, and then to read the facts about how many people go through this unknowingly.

If you want to watch the movie for yourself, you can catch it on Netflix now, and you can also read the memoir by the real Susannah Cahalan, also titled Brain on Fire.

 

Movie Review by Kristin: BIRD BOX

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I’ve been waiting months for BIRD BOX to finally be released on Netflix, so I was excited to curl up on the couch to check it out last night after doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. Because nothing says holiday spirit like a supernatural apocalyptic movie that has you on the edge of your seat for about 2 hours, amiright? My excitement to see this was heightened after seeing some of the feedback on Twitter about it. I definitely went into it with high expectations and it delivered!

No lie, I felt like I needed a Xanax to calm my anxiety throughout most of the movie — ok, all of the movie. My body was tense the whole time and I just couldn’t stop watching. Unfortunately, it’s easy to compare BIRD BOX to A Quiet Place because they both have similar concepts, but this one took the cake for me.

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the population, only one thing is certain — if you see it, you die. The survivors must now avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

BIRD BOX gave me a little bit of what A Quiet Place didn’t. I can’t really pin point exactly what that was, but once the movie was done I didn’t feel like something had been missing. The cast was incredible, the plot was interesting and Sandra Bullock’s performance throughout the movie was probably one of her best performances. (Side note: Why the heck is Trevante Rhodes not being mentioned anywhere? Between BIRD BOX and Moonlight, he deserves a bit more recognition.) One thing that I appreciated in this movie was that viewers never get to see whatever it is that causes the mass suicides once it’s seen. The fear of the unknown is brutal, so I liked that we never really had a physical image to go along with whatever supernatural being was causing this mass terror.

It’s definitely worth the watch.  Douglas (John Malkovich) will make you want to punch your TV screen, Olympia (Danielle Macdonald) will make you want to scream in her face, Felix (Machine Gun Kelly) will make you wonder why his character was even there in the first place if he wasn’t going to be given any significant importance (not that I don’t like MGK), and Mallory (Sandra Bullock) and Tom (Trevante Rhodes) will make you want to be their besties during any apocalyptic situation.

Give it a chance and, as always, let me know your thoughts!

“It’s Officially Official!” | The TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Sequel is Coming to Netflix!

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Ladies & gents, Netflix has announced the sequel to TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, reuniting stars Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

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The film is based on the popular YA To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy by New York Times Bestselling Author Jenny Han.

Production Companies include Awesomeness Films, Ace Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment.

Produced by: Matt Kaplan and Dougie Cash

Screenplay by: Sofia Alvarez

Awesomeness Films previously partnered with Netflix on 2018’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and 2017’s You Get Me. Overbrook previously partnered with Netflix on 2017’s Bright and the upcoming Bright 2.

The sequel is currently in development and will be released by Netflix.

 

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Movie Review by Kristin: THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES | Starring Kurt Russell

IMG_5238Good morning, everyone!

I’m hoping that everyone is feeling the Christmas spirit – what with Christmas only being less than a week away and all. I’ve just been cookie-baking and Christmas shopping and feeling the onset of my anxiety when I think about what I’ve spent and what I’ll eventually have to pay back lol. I did find some time to sit down and watch THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES on Netflix this weekend and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised!

SYNOPSIS: The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. 

Kurt Russell is THE perfect Santa Claus. He’s the coolest version I’ve ever seen in a movie, that’s for sure. What other Santa have YOU seen that wears a red leather coat? I’d also seen that the people who handled the special effects in the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Home Alone also handled the special effects in this one, so I went into it with pretty high expectations. With that being said, I thought they did a fantastic job. I remember thinking to myself that this is the perfect Christmas movie for kids to see because not only was Santa relatable and very human-like, but it was everything that I think a child might try to envision. For example, how does Santa carry around gifts for so many children in one little bag on his sleigh? This movie brings that idea to life and allows children to see what the inside of that bag might look like.

While I, myself, became salty that a fictional character was taking all of the credit for my hard work in buying gifts for my niece when she was younger, I still found myself enjoying this movie very much. It had the corniness that all Christmas movies have, but it also had adventure and a coolness about it. It brings imagination to life in a new way. I’ve seen a few people say that this movie is safe for children 10+ to watch, but I also have friends who have watched this with their younger children & they loved it. It’s an edgy twist on the idea of Santa and I highly recommend checking it out! If you’re not 100% sure if you should watch it with your young ones, perhaps you should watch it yourself first. Either way, curl up on the couch with some popcorn and hot cocoa and enjoy the swag that Kurt Russell brings to the character!

SURVIVE. IN 10 DAYS THE JOURNEY BEGINS. | A new BIRD BOX Trailer has just debuted!

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Bird Box will have exclusive limited theatrical engagements in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London starting December 13.

The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe.

Directed by | Susanne Bier
Written by | Eric Heisserer
Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.
Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

SYNOPSIS: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Available Now – MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

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**BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURETTE AVAILABLE NOW** 

MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE 

Now available globally on Netflix and also playing in select theaters

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The Greatest Journey is Finding Where You Belong

In this new featurette, go behind the scenes of actor and director Andy Serkis’ MOWGLI: Legend of the Jungle. Watch how Andy and the cast, including Rohan Chand, Christian Bale, and Benedict Cumberbatch, used performance capture combined with top-notch animation and visual effects to create the visually stunning world of MOWGLI.

Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris lead an all-star cast in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving adventure.

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Support KickStarter project SAVING DAISY film

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This documentary will follow Daisy Coleman’s journey of healing from lifelong trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, using EMDR

Saving Daisy will pick up where the Netflix film “Audrie & Daisy” left off.

This documentary will follow Daisy Coleman’s journey of healing from lifelong trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, through treatment using EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) Therapy.

Millions of people from all over the world came to learn about Daisy’s sexual assault when her story went viral and was followed by a feature length documentary.

But that was only the beginning of her journey as a survivor.

With this film, Daisy has joined forces with a team of filmmakers and fellow survivors to follow her vulnerable PTSD recovery process, in an effort to inspire other survivors and their families in recovery.

They will follow her through her EMDR treatment to unlock the layers of trauma from her assault, the tragic death of her father prior to the assault, as well as the recent sudden loss of her younger brother.

Daisy has faced more trauma in her 21 years than anyone should ever be faced with in a lifetime, but this film will prove to survivors everywhere that healing is possible.

The goal and objective of this project is to record the impact and measurable results of EMDR treatment on a rape survivor and use this research and findings to ultimately create a narrative feature film based on Daisy Coleman’s life and recovery through EMDR.

In multiple research reports from 2015-2018, EMDR has shown the most long term and positive results in reducing PTSD trauma and triggers, specifically in rape survivors and trauma victims. 

Daisy has already attended a consultation session with her new EMDR specialist Dr. Heather Westbarn and is ready/excited for the next phases of her treatment. 

One of the most important goals of this process is to get Daisy the treatment she needs and deserves, so that she can thrive and fulfill her highest potential. 

But Daisy being who she is, wants her journey to be able to help others as well, so the making of this short documentary will bring awareness to EMDR as a treatment tool for assault survivors and give them the hope and will to want to thrive too.

This short documentary will become part of the learning tools offered by SafeBAE, the national organization that Daisy helped to found in 2015, which works to prevent sexual assault among teens.

Its already hard to talk about sexual assault, and no one even knows where to start when it comes to healing.

Daisy is a female artist, hero and advocate whom is brave in being vulnerable enough to share this next part of her journey.

In addition to this kick ass woman in this film, the filmmakers are approaching the industry at a new angle. 

This is a pivotal moment for everyone involved in the project and everyone involved wants you all to be apart of this beautiful project. 

Those involved are not just doing this for the sake of the film, they are also making this to spread awareness about this incredible therapy and prove to survivors that they can heal. 

This is also not the only thing under their belt, as mentioned above, in addition to this documentary they have a feature film in the process, being written with many celebrities attached, based on Daisy’s life and a tribute to her younger brother Tristan Coleman, whom passed away on June 19, 2018. 

Hitting the goals for this project will not only help heal Daisy but also ensure more projects around this issue in the near future.

For more information and to follow this project visit savingdaisyfilm.com if you could donate anything they would be grateful, and if you can’t, please just spread the word and like the project.

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Hollywood + Bollywood Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE World Premiere In Mumbai

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A-LIST HOLLYWOOD AND BOLLYWOOD STARS WALK THE RED CARPET AT THE MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE WORLD PREMIERE IN MUMBAI

Netflix holds India’s first-ever world premiere for a major Hollywood release

Mumbai hosted its first-ever global premiere for a major Hollywood film this week, as Netflix showcased Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle to an exclusive audience.

Director and actor Andy Serkis walked the red carpet with his fellow cast mates Christian Bale, Freida Pinto, Rohan Chand and Louis Ashbourne Serkis.

Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Kareena Kapoor Khan, who bring the much-loved characters to life in Hindi, also joined their international
cast mates at the premiere.

The Mumbai event marked the beginning of the Mowgli global tour, with screenings taking place in London and Los Angeles, before the movie premieres globally to Netflix members on December 7, 2018.

About MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE
Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris lead an all-star cast in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving adventure.

 

Trailer & Key Art Debut | MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

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MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

Exclusive limited theatrical engagement beginning November 29, 2018
and launching globally on Netflix December 7, 2018.

IMG_3961Acclaimed actor and director Andy Serkis reinvents Rudyard Kipling’s beloved masterpiece, in which a boy torn between two worlds accepts his destiny and becomes a legend. Mowgli (Rohan Chand) has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris lead an all-star cast along with newcomer Rohan Chand in this visually spectacular and emotionally moving adventure.

MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE will have exclusive limited theatrical engagements starting November 29 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London.  The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 7 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S. and UK.

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THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR Special Screening

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On October 30, 2018, Netflix hosted a screening event for
The Holiday Calendar
starring Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck and Ron Cephas Jones.

The film is directed by Bradley Walsh and produced by Brad Krevoy and Amy Krell.

SYNOPSIS: A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR 
launches globally on Netflix on Friday, November 2, 2018.

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