Friday, January 24, 2020

ELSEWHERE - Movie Review! In Theaters and on Demand Today! #Elsewhere

In theaters and on demand Today, JANUARY 24

Elsewhere stars Ken Jeong (“The Masked Singer”), Parker Posey (“Lost in Space”), Jackie Tohn (“Glow”), Beau Bridges (“Homeland”), Kathleen Munroe (“Patriot”), Aden Young (“Rectify”) and Jacki Weaver (Widows). The film is directed and written by Hernan Jimenez.

Still mourning the death of his wife (Munroe), Bruno (Young) is hopelessly attached to the seaside cottage they built together. When he’s evicted by his soulless in-laws, Bruno vows to get it back at any price. Desperate to escape the gracious but neurotic hosting of his parents (Bridges, Weaver), and with the aid of his enabling best friend (Jeong) Bruno sets a risky plan in motion to recover his home. But posing as a handyman for the cottage’s intriguing new tenant (Posey) turns his life - and his intentions - upside down.

RUN TIME: 98 minutes
STARRING: Ken Jeong, Parker Posey, Jackie Tohn, Beau Bridges , Kathleen Munroe, Aden Young, Jacki Weaver
PRODUCERS: Chris Cole, J. Todd Harris

My Thoughts and Review:
I couldn't imagine being given some property owned by my in-laws and building a house to live on the land, and then having in spouse die and the in-laws tell you hat you have two weeks to move out of the house and of their land, because they own it an want the property back. Then moving back in with my parents. My goodness. I recently moved from TN to CA, back in with my parents, with my three children. It's been HARD. Especially since I never have asked my parents for help with anything, and then my dad wanted to take half of my income as rent! If I had to do that, and I explained that to him, I'd never be able to afford to move out of their house. We'd be living here more than a year, we'd have to stay 2-3 years in order to save up enough money to move.

Bruno then keeps going back to the only house he ever knew living with his wife, and taking care of the place. After three weeks, he goes back to the house and finds some strange woman inside. Bruno's in-laws blame him for their daughter's death and for her choice to live in the house that Bruno and his wife built together. As they have money and they are wealthy, but they were ashamed of their daughter's choices. The woman who moves into his home wants to hire a contractor to do some work on the house, so Bruno tells her that he's a contractor, and that he'll do the work. He helps her to change the house to her liking.

Bruno goes on a blind date with one of his mom's friends, and ends up sending the girl home in a cab so that he can go talk to the woman, Marie, who moved into his house. They hit it off and have a good time, and she gives him a kiss on the lips goodnight when he drops her off. Bruno and Marie start to fall in love and hang out more and more. Then Bruno is redoing the kitchen, and finds the will that his wife left.

Will Bruno get his house back? What will happen? I guess you'll have to rent "Elsewhere" on demand or see it in a movie theater near you to find out!

Disclosure: I received a private screener for the movie Elsewhere to view at home in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

"Diana: Princess of the Amazons" - NEW Graphic Novel For Readers 8-12! #Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 1/31/2020

Disclosure: I received one copy of the book "Diana: Princess of the Amazons" in exchange for my post from DC Entertainment. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.

Diana: Princess of the Amazons

New Middle Grade Graphic Novel by Shannon and Dean Hale, Illustrated by Victoria Ying

Now Available to Purchase At Stores Everywhere Books Are Sold

This January, lasso in the New Year with Diana: Princess of the Amazons, a new middle grade original graphic novel from DC.

Perfect for readers ages 8-12, Diana: Princess of the Amazons is written by New York Times bestselling co-authors Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by popular artist Victoria Ying. This heartwarming tale follows 11-year-old Diana as she navigates the highs and lows of growing up as the only child on the entire island of Themyscira. It’s a story about family and friendship, learning from mistakes, and finding inner confidence. On sale everywhere books are sold today. (MSRP: $9.99)

Cut off from the rest of the world, Diana has had an idyllic childhood on Themyscira. But now, at 11 years old, she’s beginning to feel more and more isolated. Though she has many “aunties” and a loving mother, she is an only child. THE only child, in fact.

After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can’t seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She’s not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend—someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands, she may just make a monster instead.

My Thoughts:
My ten year old daughter read this book and really liked it. She enjoys graphic books and novels and reads through them quickly. She enjoys reading about her favorite super heroes lives before they became super heroes and when they were younger. Graphic novels like these help younger readers to understand their favorite super heroes more in depth. I felt that it was a cute, enjoyable book. I just wish that there were AR tests for them in our schools for our children who can't read lengthy chapter books all the time.

The Hales are veterans in the children’s publishing space and are the co-authors behind acclaimed and fan-favorite novels and graphic novels including the Princess in Black series, Rapunzel’s Revenge, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, among others. Both are longtime fans of Wonder Woman, and this book marks their first project with the character and first work with DC.

“I was so excited to write about young Wonder Woman,” said Shannon Hale. “I always wondered what it would feel like for young Diana to grow up as the only child in her world. How extraordinary—but also potentially lonely. We started from there and got to explore who Wonder Woman was as a child, and challenge her with an adventure that would help shape who she would become.”

“Wonder Woman has always been one of my favorite superheroes, but Diana has been one of my favorite heroes, full stop, super or not,” added Dean Hale. “To have the opportunity to tell a story in her formative years, to provide one of the many story ‘ingredients’ that combine to make her the hero she becomes, was an incredible honor.”

Diana: Princess of the Amazons also marks Ying’s first work with DC and her very first graphic novel. Ying comes to DC from an animation background, having worked on such hit Disney films as Tangled, Frozen, and Wreck-It Ralph, among others. Ying has also written and illustrated several children’s picture books and was thrilled to work on this original story starring Wonder Woman.

“It was a real treat to explore Diana as a child,” said Ying. “I had a blast drawing her and felt like I got to be her friend too.”

Leading into its January on-sale date, Diana: Princess of the Amazons has already received critical acclaim from such outlets as Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal, among others. The book was also selected by IndieBound’s prestigious Kids Next list for winter and is one of DC’s most anticipated releases of 2020.

“Diana: Princess of the Amazons is DC’s first solo Wonder Woman graphic novel geared toward middle graders, and we are thrilled with the reception so far,” said Michele Wells, vice president and executive editor, DC Books for Young Readers. “The Hales’ heartfelt reimagining of Wonder Woman combined with Ying’s playful and energetic illustrations make this original story a great introduction to the iconic superhero. Its debut will mark one of the largest print runs we’ve set since launching our young reader program, and we can’t wait to share this book with the next generation of Wonder Woman fans!”




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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Snatchers - Movie Available To Own On Digital Today! (On DVD/Blu-Ray 2/18/2020) #Snatchers

Available on Digital January 7th,
On Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, and DVD February 18

Chosen as one of Variety’s “11 Best Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival,” Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Snatchers - an original horror comedy feature film on Digital January 7, and Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on February 18, 2020.  Described as a cross between ALIENS meets MEAN GIRLS - the full-length film was initially released in new media as a successful short-form series that follows a status-obsessed high school teenager who loses her virginity and finds herself pregnant the next day…with an alien! The movie is priced to own at $19.99 SRP for Digital, $24.98 SRP for Blu-ray Combo Pack ($34.97 in Canada), $19.98 SRP for the DVD ($24.99 in Canada).

Senior year is going to rule! Thanks to her relationship with clueless hunk Skyler, Sara is totally in with the cool girls. But Skyler contracted an extraterrestrial bug during his summer vacation. After just one night together, Sara discovers she’s Nine. Months. Pregnant. Desperate to keep her condition on the DL, she turns to the only person she can trust: her nerdy ex-bestie, Hayley. The girls soon realize this alien problem is only just the beginning. Aliens had best beware in this hilarious comedy filled with action and tongue-in-cheek teen spirit.

“Snatchers is a tale of friendship, self-worth and…aliens,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family.  “The film brings the spirit of horror combined with gut-busting comedy with its edgy humor and bloody alien creatures. Snatchers is sure to keep you glued to your screen until the very end.”

Snatchers stars Mary Nepi (Not Cool) as Sara, Gabrielle Elyse (Nickelodeon’s “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn,” “The Thundermans”) as Hayley, J.J Nolan (“The Mindy Project,” “Silicon Valley”) as Kate, Austin Fryberger (“Huge In France”) as Skyler, Nick Gomez (“Longmire,” “Dexter”) as Oscar, and Rich Fulcher (“Those Who Can’t”) as Dave. Written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, & Scott Yacyshyn, and directed by Cedars & Kleiman, the film is a Stage 13 presentation with award-winning producer Paul Young for Make Good Content production in association with The Olde Money Boyz. The Snatchers new media series was an official selection at Sundance 2017, and won the 2018 Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival, as well as a Bronze Telly Award. The Snatchers movie was an official selection at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and the 2019 Sitges Film Festival.

- The Birth of Snatchers: A Behind-the-Scenes Look
- Unexpected: The Snatchers Blooper Reel
- Commentary featuring Directors and Writers Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, and Writer Scott Yacyshyn

Thursday, January 2, 2020

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