Monday, May 3, 2021

Disney+ Celebrates May the 4th with "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Series Premiere!

Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs, Star Wars Biomes, a Star Wars Fan Art Takeover and New Star Wars-themed Short from “The Simpsons” Among New Content Celebrating Star Wars Day

On May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day, Disney+ will release a brand-new original Star Wars series, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch;” a first-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed short from “The Simpsons;” and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.

As a special treat for fans, Disney+ will debut “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap,’” a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional town of Springfield. The new promotional short is the first of several from “The Simpsons” that Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles.

Additionally, to celebrate the creativity and artistry of the Star Wars community, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have commissioned original artwork to take over the service for several days – a first for the platform. A global group of artists and Star Wars fans have created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. The artwork will be featured on the service until May 9 and will also be available for purchase through Amazon.

The new series, short, and artwork will be available on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning May 4, 2021 at 12:00am PST.

*Premiering May 4, 2021 at 12:00am PST

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch”

The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army -- each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.

“Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap’”

In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this original short celebrating the Star Wars galaxy.

“Star Wars Biomes”

Take a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved locations like Hoth, Tatooine, and Sorgan as this charming series whisks you off for fly-over tours of a galaxy far, far away.

“Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs”

Get up-close-and-personal with two of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved ships as this charming content leads viewers on an exploration of the memorable interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and an Imperial Star Destroyer.


About Disney+

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Friday, April 23, 2021

"Sweet River" - Movie Review! On Video on Demand Today!

NEW horror/thriller SWEET RIVER timed to its theatrical and VOD release on April 23rd.

Directed by Justin McMillan, SWEET RIVER stars Lisa Kay, Eddie Baroo, Martin Sacks, Chris Heywood, Charlotte Stent, Jack Ellis, Jayden McGinlay, Genevieve Lemon, Sam Parsonson, Bryan Probets, Rob Carlton, and Jeremy Waters.

Synopsis: Hana’s search for her son’s body leads her to the sleepy town of Billing, where her investigations uncover more than she expected and threaten to expose the towns secrets... secrets that both the living and the dead will fight to protect.

My review and thoughts:

Hana's son goes missing when she was in the town of Billing. She begins to investigate why she's hearing creepy noises. Then, she sees children run into the field of corn. Her neighbor leads her to believe that she's seeing things and says, "What children?" When in fact, the neighbor knew exactly what Hana was talking about. When Hana's son went missing, there were so many fields to search, that the local police gave up. They didn't want to burn the fields down because it would have meant a loss of crops for locals.

Does Hana find her missing son's remains? Does she solve the mystery of the children in the fields? This isn't a horror movie at all. Not really scary. But a good story overall.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

"I'll See You Around" Movie Review and Trailer! Available to Buy or Rent Today!


VOD & DVD RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, 2/2/21

Available on: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Fandango and InDemand

I'll See You Around explores a day in Lucas's life, a 30-year-old African-American man living in Ithaca, New York, who is trying to finish his degree at community college. After discovering that his older brother, Kenji, who has just been released from jail, may be responsible for stealing his laptop to buy drugs, Lucas embarks on an emotional journey to learn how to cope with betrayal and dangerous blood ties. We follow Lucas as he navigates his relationships with his mother, child’s mother, and Ivy League girlfriend while most importantly striving to be a good father to his daughter. Will he be able to reconcile with those he loves, or will his troubled past destroy his chances?

My Review and Thoughts:

Lucas lives a lot inside of his own head. He doesn't communicate too well with others. Throughout the movie though, you can tell what he's thinking about with his day to day life. His father was killed wen he was younger and his older brother is into drugs. Lucas's mother loves her boys, but she's blind to the stuff that her older son does. Lucas is a good father and he takes care of his daughter and her mother. I don't have much more to say about it then that. Lucas struggles a lot with his issues and his family.

Check out more info about the movie here: https://www.bgpics.com/movies/ill-see-you-around/

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:  My creative vision for I’ll See You Around developed out of a collaboration with my childhood friend, Lucas Monroe, a thirty-year-old man living in Ithaca, NY, where his family fled after his father was murdered in Poughkeepsie. A few years ago, Lucas approached me about helping him write his memoir, which quickly transitioned into making a short film with him titled “While I Was Gone.” After the short’s successful festival run at LA Film Festival, Dallas International, Flickers’ Rhode Island, Denver Film Festival, and Palm Springs International ShortFest, we immediately decided to make a micro-budget feature and dove further into developing the storyline together.

Sharing his personal life felt important and brave. I discovered that Lucas’ story and his natural talent on screen were a kind of hidden magnificence. He had so much to say about his past and constantly struggled to share his feelings. I was motivated to make this film for so many reasons, but most deeply because I want to build empathy. We worked together to create a dramatic narrative that uses incidents from his real-life to convey his struggle to come to terms with his father’s murder, cope with his brother’s addiction and incarceration, and learn to accept the responsibility of fatherhood.

The film is an intimate and mysterious portrait that probes specific incidents and relationships in his real-life revealed with an improvised quality rarely seen. It became an opportunity to explore Lucas’s story, and it gave him a platform to develop as an artist and explore his psyche. We become intimately familiar with Lucas and his family in ways that challenge our notion and perception of race, family dynamics, empathy, and forgiveness. --- Daniel Fermín Pfeffer, Writer, Director

Director: Daniel Pfeffer

Writer: Lucas Monroe, Daniel Pfeffer

Producer: Alexandra Brown, Khaula Malik

Cast: Lucas Monroe, Roger Guenveur Smith, Maria Wilson, Darlene Monroe, Lazifa Gurbanova, Zanura Monroe, Kenji Monroe

Monday, February 1, 2021

Baby Done - Movie Review and Trailer! #BabyDone


My Review and Thoughts:

I really liked "Baby Done!" I thought it was hilarious at points, and kind of sad at others. All of Zoe's and Tim's friends are either pregnant, or have young children. Zoe climbs trees for a living, and she's very good at it. She's feminine, but somewhat, a tom boy too, like me! She wasn't quite ready to have children yet. She wanted to do more in her life first. This movie wasn't cheesy at all, and not predictable either.

In the end, Zoe learns that she is a great mom, and that she can still go on adventures, only she now has the bonus of taking her baby with her and Tim when they travel!

Now available to rent or purchase On Demand and Digital!


Directed by: Curtis Vowell (Fantail)

Written by: Sophie Henderson (Human Traces, Fantail)

Starring: Rose Matafeo (Horn Dog), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter, Me Before You), Emily Barclay (Baby Teeth, Sisters), Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nic Sampson (Funny Girls), Madeleine Sami

Synopsis: When Zoe (Rose Matafeo) and Tim (Matthew Lewis) find out they are having a baby, they resolve to not let parenthood change them. Tim runs towards being a dad, while Zoe runs away from being a mum. Terrified that her life won’t be her own anymore, Zoe is still determined to tick off a list of their wildest dreams before the baby arrives. Zoe’s increasing denial about her impending birth pushes her, and her relationship, to the limit.

I had Covid-19! Here are some things that worked for us...

First off, we have no idea where we caught it. But, it was from either going out to eat, or to Walmart. Yes, you can catch Covid from Walmart!

List of things we bought:

1) Gatorade, and lots of it

2) Pedialyte (because Gatorade doesn't work for everyone)

3) Cases of 16oz. bottled water (4-5)

4) Cool Mist Humidifiers (one for each bedroom, use in the rest of the house as needed throughout the day)

5) Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor (You will NEED this and want to keep one on hand at all times. I bought this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y2FFQB9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

6) Snacks, crackers, soup, rolls, like Hawaiian rolls, tortillas, bread, gogurt or yogurt, oranges (mandarin oranges in cans for kids, they taste the best), bananas, apples, pasta, and whatever else you need to get you through. So far, we haven't drank a lot of coffee, just gatorade, water, and juice. Laundry soap, toilet paper, and the usual stuff you will need to be home with your family for two weeks, minimum.

7) Gummy Probiotics for adults and children (for about 10 days after you have the virus)

8) Gummy Vitamins - D-3, B-12, and Vitamin C (All vitaFusion brand is what I bought, my girls love them) Also, Zinc for the adults if you can find it.  Your belly digests these way better than the pill form when you have Covid.

9) Tylenol or Motrin, and liquid children's tylenol, or motrin, 2 bottles per child, or more. You will need this on hand for fevers and headaches that just randomly spring up out of the blue for young children.

10) Mucinex for adults, children's day time and night time Mucinex for kids (1 bottle each for children)

If you run out of anything, you can go line and order groceries and meds and have them delivered, or have a neighbor or someone pick them up for you. Don't leave the house. Don't open the door when people come to deliver stuff to you. Just text them back a huge thank you, and answer the door a few minutes after they leave to grab your items.

Our symptoms started out with sneezing, coughing and being congested. At first, it felt like a head cold. Then came the aches on our necks, shoulders and arms. To me, it felt like my legs and feet were heavy. I was only achy for a few days, and then fine. Then, I had a bad belly ache. It felt like I had really bad gas for 24 hours. I thought I was going to die! But I was okay.

If you're a mom, do laundry when you can and dishes too. Every hour get up and walk around and check on everyone in your household. Check their temps and blood oxygen levels, even if they seem fine to you. Keep a notebook with everyone's readings if you can. Even if you only write them down 3 times a day, it's better than nothing.

REST and drink your water and Gatorade! I can't stress this enough. I drink a 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade everyday. My girls drink half of one, each, which seems plenty for them.

Catch up on some shows when you can. Read books. You won't feel much like playing video games, board games, etc. You most likely will want to rest the first 5-8 days, and on then on and off after that. I sleep most nights now from 9 or 10pm until 8am or later. Seems like a lot, but it's hard to nap during the day. So we sleep more at night.

Good luck if you catch it. This virus is like nothing I've ever had before! Oh, and do go get tested. Your work and children's school will most likely want to see your results.

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