Tuesday, November 2, 2021

"The Many Saints of Newark (A Sopranos Story" - Available on Digital on November 19th (Blu-Ray & DVD, 12/19)!

“A great mob epic” Peter Travers, ABC News

The Many Saints of Newark

COMES HOME FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Premium Digital Ownership debuts early on November 19

4K, Blu-ray and DVD arrive on December 21

Discover who made Tony Soprano when “The Many Saints of Newark” arrives for Premium Digital Ownership at home on November 19. The film is directed by Alan Taylor (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” TV’s “Madmen”) from a screenplay by series creator David Chase and Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Chase, and stars Alessandro Nivola (“Disobedience,” “American Hustle”), Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Murder on the Orient Express”), Jon Bernthal (“Baby Driver,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Corey Stoll (“First Man,” “Ant-Man”), Michael Gandolfini (TV’s “The Deuce”), Billy Magnussen (“Game Night,” “The Big Short”), Michela De Rossi (“Boys Cry,” TV’s “The Rats”) and John Magaro (“The Finest Hours,” “Not Fade Away”). The film will also be available on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD beginning on December 21.

The film was produced by Chase, Konner and Nicole Lambert, with Michael Disco, Marcus Viscidi, Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener executive producing. The film also stars Emmy winner Ray Liotta (TV’s “Shades of Blue,” “Goodfellas”) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films).

SYNOPSIS: Young Anthony Soprano (Michael Gandolfini) is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.


4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS:

“The Many Saints of Newark” 4K UHD combo pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features: 

Making Of Newark

Sopranos Family Honor

Deleted Scenes

“The Many Saints of Newark” DVD contains the following special feature: 

Deleted Scenes

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray, Digital & DVD! #Smallville

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Smallville: The Complete Series" on Blu-Ray from Warner Bros. Entertainment in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.


FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY

SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES

20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

 Featuring All 218 Episodes from the Iconic Series

Now Available on Blu-ray!


It’s been 20 years since Clark Kent first arrived in Kansas, and in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the remarkable series, Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition will soar onto Blu-ray for the first time ever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on October 19, 2021. This set for the ultimate fan features all 218 episodes along with over 28 hours of bonus features from all 10 incredible seasons, plus Digital Copy (US Only). Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray is priced to own at $179.99 SRP ($209.99 in Canada) and will also be available on DVD for $154.99 SRP ($184.99 in Canada).

The groundbreaking, Emmy®-winning 10-season hit that redefined the origins of the world’s greatest super hero is all here – from Krypton refugee Kal-El’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel. Relive a decade’s worth of thrills in fantastic adventures full of action, heart and humor in abundance, all anchored by the marvelous performance of Tom Welling at its center. Savor again the series’ thoughtful and imaginative integration and reinvention of the iconic characters of DC lore. And let your spirits be lifted up, up and away.

Starring Tom Welling as “Clark Kent,” Allison Mack as “Chloe Sullivan,” Kristin Kreuk as “Lana Lang,” Michael Rosenbaum as “Lex Luthor,” John Glover as “Lionel Luthor,” Erica Durance as “Lois Lane,” Annette O’Toole as “Martha Kent,” John Schneider as “Jonathan Kent,” Justin Hartley as “Oliver Queen,” Sam Jones III as “Pete Ross,” Cassidy Freeman as “Tess Mercer,” Aaron Ashmore as “Jimmy Olsen,” Eric Johnson as “Whitney Fordman,” Laura Vandervoort as “Kara,” Callum Blue as “Zod,” Jensen Ackles as “Jason Teague” and Sam Witwer as “Davis Bloome,” Smallville has also featured many notable guest stars including Terence Stamp, James Marsters, Michael McKean, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Brian Austin Green, Pam Grier, Helen Slater, Michael Ironside, Julian Sands, Tori Spelling, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Reeve. 

Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Based on DC Comics characters, Smallville was developed for television by Alfred Gough & Miles Millar. Its executive producers have included Michael Tollin, Brian Robbins, Joe Davola, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, James Marshall, Brian Peterson, Kelly Souders, Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Greg Beeman, Ken Horton and Tom Welling. The series is from Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink and Warner Bros. Television.

Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition includes 2 DVD discs with over 28 hours of bonus features originally released on the Smallville Seasons 1-10 DVD sets. 

MORE THAN 28 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES:

  • The Adventures of Superboy – The original 1961 pilot starring John Rockwell.
  • A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the creation of this landmark television series. Highlights include interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and many more, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage.
  • A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette
  • Paley Festival Featurette
  • Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set.
  • Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph.
  • Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes, Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 10 seasons! 

DIGITAL

Smallville: The Complete Series is currently available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and others.


My Review and Thoughts: Twenty years ago, I was twenty six. I started watching Smallville back when I was around sixteen years old. I loved the show and it's storyline so much, that I never missed an episode! The relationship between Clark and his parents was neat to see. I especially liked that John Schneider was his father in this series. I have followed him since he was on The Dukes of Hazzard TV show. I can't wait to dig into the bonus features listed below!

SMALLVILLE: THE COMPLETE SERIES 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Street Date: October 19, 2021

Order Due Date: September 07, 2021

Blu-ray Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Running time: Approx. 154 Hours

Blu-ray Price: $179.99 SRP ($209.99 in Canada)

42-Discs (40 BD-50s + 2 DVD-9s for the Bonus Features)


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 

About DC 

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com. 

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC.

Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season NOW Available on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Disclosure: I received a copy of "Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season" on Blu-Ray from Warner Bros. Entertainment in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.


Superman & Lois:

The Complete First Season

Contains New Extended Versions of All 15 Episodes from the Exciting First Season

NOW on Shelves on Blu-ray™ & DVD

My twelve year old son's review:

Great storyline. Full of adventure. Great for teens like me who are into DC comics and DC characters like Superman. Superman and Lois living on his parents farm with kids! Awesome crossovers!


Superman saves the world, and saves his family when Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season releases on Blu-ray and DVD on October 19, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Featuring never-before-seen extended versions of all 15 action-packed episodes from the first season, plus bonus features, Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and to stream exclusively on HBO Max starting August 20, 2021.

After years of facing super-villains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, one of the world’s greatest super heroes (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Elizabeth Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents!

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES:

- Superman: Alien Spirit

- Superman and Lois Legacy of Hope

- Never Alone: Heroes and Allies

- DC FanDome Panel: Superman & Lois

15 ONE-HOUR EXTENDED EPISODES:

- Pilot

- Heritage

- The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower

- Haywire

- The Best of Smallville

- Broken Trust

- Man of Steel

- Holding the Wrench

- Loyal Subjekts

- O Mother, Where Art Thou?

- A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events

- Through the Valley of Death

- Fail Safe

- The Eradicator

- Last Sons of Krypton

DIGITAL

Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.

Mothers of the Revolution - Movie Review #MothersoftheRevolution

"If  you always sit in your little box and you always do as you're told, and you don't ever question anything. and if you don't ever try and change anything then you're perfectly safe. And I had been perfectly safe. It was the first time ever, I'd said NO in a major way. In any way." 

October 19th release of MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION featuring Julie Christie, Rose McGowan, Lucy Lawless, Karmen Thomas, Chris Drake, Olga Medvedkov & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Rebecca Johnson, with narration by Glenda Jackson and directing by Briar March. 

The all new feature documentary tells the story of the extraordinary women behind the Greenham Common Peace Camp. On September 5th, 1981 a group of women came together to change the world. These women marched from Wales to Berkshire to protest over nuclear weapons being kept at RAF Greenham Common. The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp that followed, challenged world leaders, altering the course of history and went on to inspire millions as the world’s first and biggest female-only demonstration, preceded only by the suffragettes.

TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREENHAM COMMON WOMEN’S MARCH  AND PEACE CAMP

A NEW TRAILER HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR THE UPCOMING INSPIRATIONAL DOCUMENTARY

MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION

ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS TODAY

Narrated by: GLENDA JACKSON

Directed by: BRIAR MARCH

Produced by: MATTHEW METCALFE and LEELA MENON

On September 5th, 1981 a group of women came together to change the world. These women marched from Wales to Berkshire to protest over nuclear weapons being kept at RAF Greenham Common. The Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp that followed, challenged world leaders, altering the course of history and went on to inspire millions as the world’s first and biggest female-only demonstration, preceded only by the suffragettes.

MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION, a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the extraordinary women behind the Greenham Common Peace Camp, heads to the USA this Fall.

Narrated by Glenda Jackson and featuring interviews with key participants including Julie Christie and Rebecca Johnson, alongside archive footage from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, Mothers of the Revolution takes you through one of the longest protests in history, when between 1981 and 2000, thousands of women from around the world came together at Greenham Common to take a committed stand against nuclear proliferation.

Forty years ago, these everyday human beings began with that first step on their march to Greenham Common and became the heroes of a movement that changed the world.

Directed by: Briar March (Coffin Club, There Once Was An Island) and produced by prolific filmmaker Matthew Metcalfe (The Dead Lands, McLaren) and Leela Menon (Born Racer, Wayne).




BIOS

Julie Christie – An Academy award-winning British actress and icon of the "Swinging Sixties", Julie Christie was a woman of Greenham Common, joining them for "Embrace the Base" and, later, going with an all-women delegation to Washington to take the peace movement’s message to the US.

Rose McGowan - An actress and activist named one of TIME's Silence Breakers, Rose McGowan appears in MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION. 

Glenda Jackson (narrator) – An Academy-award winning actress and Labour MP for 23 years, during Glenda’s political career she was known for her energetic commitment to a number of causes - most notably social exclusion and transport. Since returning to acting in 2015, Glenda has gone on to win a Tony, a BAFTA and an International Emmy.

Briar March (director) - A documentarian and Fulbright scholar, her latest film, MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION honors the Greenham Common Women. 

Lucy Lawless - New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, most known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess", appears is MOTHERS OF THE REVOLUTION.

Rebecca Johnson – Greenham peace women and Noble Peace Prize Winner, Rebecca lived at the camp for 6+ years during which she was involved in all of the major actions and was often in media. In particular, Rebecca climbed the air traffic control tower and broke into the main operating room. After the INF treaty was signed, she attended a Pugwash conference where she witnessed Gorbechev give credit to the women at Greenham Common and their direct influence on him during his negotiations with Reagan. After Greenham, Rebecca went on to receive a Noble Peace Prize for her work with ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) establishing an international ban to rid Nuclear Weapons for good. Since Greenham, her fight against nuclear weapons has continued.

Chris Drake - After her first visit to Greenham her life was changed forever, never before had she felt more connected with her true self. Chris provides a deeply personal perspective of motherhood, identity, LGBTQ issues, imprisonment and feminism in the 80s, showing the personal sacrifices one mother makes for her children, but at a cost.

Karmen Thomas - Involved in the conception of original March/ makes a trip to Russia to meet with the Moscow Group for Trust and bravely challenges Soviet authorities. Returns to Russia a second time with a group of 30 women from Greenham. Visits Greenham regularly for all major actions. Karmen is the influencer, always thinking of the next move (be it starting a march with Ann Pettitt, or going to Russia to meet the peace women's counterparts).

Olga Medvedkov - Russian Trust Member who attends a meeting with Karmen, Ann, and Jean at the Official Peace Committee.

My Review and Thoughts: This is extremely powerful! Brilliant and wonderfully done! These women wanted to make a better world for their children and for their families. Many of the women were at the camp for months, or a few years. It took them not standing down to make the world change. Every person needs to see this film.

This rings true with what's going on in our world today. We need to start standing up for what we know is right with our kids, schools, and a certain jab. If we don't, we will soon lose our freedoms. Even if you have gotten the jab, you and your family will also suffer. More lock downs, more restrictions, forever wearing a mask. This is not okay, and this is not normal. We need to start staging protests, sit-ins, walk-outs, and more! And one day just won't cut it! It needs to be for days or weeks at a time, or more, for however long it takes to gain attention.

Espresso Machine Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 10/31/2021

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season Arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital on October 19th!

#1 Premiere on The CW This Season

With Adults 18-49


Superman & Lois:

The Complete First Season

 

Contains New Extended Versions of All 15 Episodes from the Exciting First Season

 

Soaring onto Shelves on Blu-ray™ & DVD

October 19, 2021


Superman saves the world, and saves his family when Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season releases on Blu-ray and DVD on October 19, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Featuring never-before-seen extended versions of all 15 action-packed episodes from the first season, plus bonus features, Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and to stream exclusively on HBO Max starting August 20, 2021.

After years of facing super-villains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, one of the world’s greatest super heroes (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Elizabeth Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents!

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 15 episodes from the first season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).

Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl, Arrow), Elizabeth Tulloch (Supergirl, Grimm), Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere), Alex Garfin (New Amsterdam), Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why), Wolé Parks (All American), Adam Rayner (Tyrant), with Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods), and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage). Based on the DC characters, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series was developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl) and Todd Helbing (The Flash, Black Sails), who executive produce alongside Sarah Schechter (All American, Riverdale), Geoff Johns (Titans, DC’s Stargirl, Wonder Woman) and David Madden (Kung Fu, Save the Last Dance).

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES:

- Superman: Alien Spirit

- Superman and Lois Legacy of Hope

- Never Alone: Heroes and Allies

- DC FanDome Panel: Superman & Lois


15 ONE-HOUR EXTENDED EPISODES:

- Pilot

- Heritage

- The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower

- Haywire

- The Best of Smallville

- Broken Trust

- Man of Steel

- Holding the Wrench

- Loyal Subjekts

- O Mother, Where Art Thou?

- A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events

- Through the Valley of Death

- Fail Safe

- The Eradicator

- Last Sons of Krypton


DIGITAL

Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.


BASICS

Street Date: October 19, 2021

BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx 705 min

Enhanced Content: Approx 85 min


DVD

Price: $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada)

3-Discs (3 DVD-9s)

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – English SDH


BLU-RAY

Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada)

3-Discs (3 BD-50s)

Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English

BD Subtitles – English SDH

 

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc. 

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees. 

About DC 

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverseinfinite.com. 

SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

KJV Bibles by Holman #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 6/30 #KJVBibleL3

Check out these three neat KJV Bibles available from Lifeway by Holman!

For over 400 years, the King James Version has been the trusted translation for millions of believers, capturing the majesty of God’s Word and shaping the worship of generations.

Since 1611, Christians have turned to the King James Version of the Bible for a faithful and beautiful rendering of God’s Word. Its rich tradition has guided generations of pastors, authors, and scholars, while its reverent language continues to shape our words today.

The KJV was translated in the beginning of the 1600s. The scholars translating it were among the top scholars of their day, and most were deeply familiar with literature and poetry as well as with theology and ancient languages. They were also intent on creating a translation that would last for generations, so they avoided recent changes to the language, often using words and phrases that sounded formal even then to ensure the dignity and longevity of the translation.







Enter for a chance to Win you're choice of ONE of the three bibles posted at the top of this page! Choose between the KJV Study Bible, the kid's One Big Story Bible, or the Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible! Giveaway is open to all residents who live in All 50 U.S. States, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends on Tuesday 6/30/2021.

Disclosure: I received the three bibles in the photo at the top of this page in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.

Monday, June 14, 2021

"Little Sap: The Magical Story of a Forest Family" - Children's Book Review!

 I love books, especially children's books! I love the illustrations and stories, and "Little Sap" does not disappoint! Little Sap wonders if she'll ever be tall enough and big enough to reach the sky and out of the shade so she can be in the sun. In the back of the book, it includes information for teachers and educators about Forest Families, Mother Trees, Saplings, Wonderous Trees, and Forest Whispers. You can purchase "Little Sap" online or at your local book retailer.

A young tree learns that growth is a beautifully slow process that requires the help of her underground friends in this tale celebrating the magic of forest families.

Little Sap can't wait to grow tall and strong and touch the sky. But growing takes time. With protection and wisdom from Mother Tree, the tallest and wisest in the grove, and a helping hand from her fungi friends, Little Sap inches slowly toward the light.

"In summer, the tall trees around her fill the sky with green. Little Sap reaches as high as she can.... but she is still swallowed up by the shade. Will she ever reach the light?"

In this sweet story of a young tree through the seasons, we discover a wonderous community where humble fungi and majestic trees support one another to form a forest family. Complete with backmatter detailing the science behind this symbiosis, this is a tale of the wonders of family and interconnectedness.

Jan Hughes is a longtime Bay Area editor and writer. This is her first, and hopefully not last, picture book. She lives with her husband and son in San Francisco and is passionate about all things trees.

Ruth Hengeveld is an illustrator and fine artist who lives in the Netherlands. She is an avid hiker, camper, and nature lover who spend time among the old-growth redwood forests of Northern California's Muir Woods in preparation for this book. She is the illustrator of "Oh, Near," also published by Cameron Kids.

Connect with Cameron Books on Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Friday, June 11, 2021

"Chasing Comets" Movie On Demand Today. #ChasingComets

A struggling Australian Football player takes a leap of faith to try to save his dream and his relationship, But living this out is a far greater challenge than he imagined, especially among teammates who won't let him give up his partying ways without a fight.

Directed by: Jason Stevens

Starring: Dan Ewing, Isabel Lucas, George Houvardas, Kat Hoyos





"Queen Bees" Movie, in Theaters Today! #QueenBees


In Theaters Today!!!

My Review: I LOVE this movie! I'd watch it again for sure! It was very heartwarming, but all so true about what could happen to our parents, and eventually, to us as we get older. We could find ourselves alone, and doing things alone. I even feel that living in a community like this is best as we get older. As we can make friends, and possibly even find love again. I also enjoyed the mean girls concept. Some older people become mean and bitter just to guard their own hearts. They don't realize that they are pushing people away when they do this. I was cool to see Helen show Janet (Jane Curtain) that she's a good person and to lighten up and live, instead of being mean and bitter towards most other people. I give this movie 5 stars!

Synopsis: While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen (Academy Award®-winner Ellen Burstyn) moves into a nearby retirement community ― just temporarily. Once behind the doors of Pine Grove Senior Community, she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying “mean girls,” the likes of which she hasn’t encountered since high school, all of which leaves her yearning for the solitude of home. But somewhere between flower arranging and water aerobics Helen discovers that it’s never too late to make new friends and perhaps even find a new love.

Genres: Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Christopher Lloyd, Loretta Devine, Elizabeth Mitchell, Matthew Barnes, French Stewart, Alec Mapa

Directed By: Michael Lembeck

Produced By: Harrison A. Powell, p.g.a., Dominique Telson, p.g.a., Fred Bernstein, p.g.a.

Executive Produced By: Rick Jackson and Claudine Marrotte

Monday, May 31, 2021

"Spirit Untamed" - Only In Theaters June 4th! Movie Review and FREE Printables! #SpiritUntamed #RWM #AD

















My Review and Thoughts:
My three children and I have have seen all of the Spirit animated series on Netflix and we've seen the first Spirit movie that was released back in 2002. This movie, "Spirit Untamed," is more based on the Netflix series. If you're a fan of the series, you and your children will LOVE this movie! 

If you haven't checked out the Spirit Series on Netflix, now's your chance (Spirit: Riding Free, Spirit: Pony Tales, Spirit: Riding Free, Riding Academy, and Spirit: Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure, Interactive)! Start with Spirit: Riding Free first! It's eight seasons long and oh so cute! I'd say, for children three and up. As an adult, I love it too!

About the movie, it's super cute, fun, adorable, and adventurous! It's rated G! It's a GREAT family movie and less than an hour and a half long. Take your kids or grandkids, and go see this movie!

SYNOPSIS:
An epic adventure about a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who discovers a kindred spirit when her life intersects with a wild horse, Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in the beloved story from DreamWorks Animation.

Lucky Prescott (Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold) never really knew her late mother, Milagro Navarro (Eiza González, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), a fearless horse-riding stunt performer from Miradero, a small town on the edge of the wide-open frontier.

Like her mother, Lucky isn’t exactly a fan of rules and restrictions, which has caused her Aunt Cora (Academy Award® winner Julianne Moore) no small amount of worry. Lucky has grown up in an East Coast city under Cora’s watchful eye, but when Lucky presses her own luck with one too many risky escapades, Cora picks up stakes and moves them both back with Lucky’s father, Jim (Oscar® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal), in Miradero.

Lucky is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy little town. She has a change of heart when she meets Spirit, a wild Mustang who shares her independent streak, and befriends two local horseback riders, Abigail Stone (Mckenna Grace, Captain Marvel) and Pru Granger (Marsai Martin, Little). Pru’s father, stable owner Al Granger (Emmy winner Andre Braugher, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine), is the best friend of Lucky’s father.

When a heartless horse wrangler (Emmy nominee Walton Goggins, FX’s Justified) and his team plan to capture Spirit and his herd and auction them off to a life of captivity and hard labor, Lucky enlists her new friends and bravely embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rescue the horse who has given her freedom and a sense of purpose, and has helped Lucky discover a connection to her mother’s legacy and to her Mexican heritage that she never expected.

Spirit Untamed is the next chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron and includes an Emmy-winning TV series. The film is directed by Elaine Bogan (Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television’s Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) and is produced by Karen Foster (co-producer, How to Train Your Dragon). The film’s co-director is Ennio Torresan (head of story, The Boss Baby), and the film’s score is by composer Amie Doherty (Amazon’s Undone, DreamWorks Animation’s Marooned).

Genre: Animated Adventure
Cast: Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher and Eiza González
Director: Elaine Bogan
Producer: Karen Foster


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Free Dreamworks Spirit Untamed activity kit includes:
- Maze
- Coloring sheet
- Friendship bracelets craft
- Spot the difference
- Build your own Spirit scene
- Make your own rosette medal
- Make and bake gingerbread horses

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

"WOMEN" Movie Review. In Theaters and On Demand, May 28!

In theaters and on demand on May 28, 2021


Written & Directed by: Anton Sigurdsson

Starring: Michael Simon Hall, Anna Marie Dobbins, Anna Maiche, Adam Dorsey 

How far would you go to survive?... A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who lives a double life.

My Review and Thoughts:

A tad suspenseful, but not really. I was on the edge of my seat a few times, but to me, it wasn't enough. I wanted more. This movie does show though how victims form a trauma bond with their captors, and how it keeps them from trying to escape. I wanted them to hurt their captor so badly.

"Welcome Matt" Comedy, Movie Review! In Theaters and On Demand Friday, May 28, 2021!

NEW comedy WELCOME MATT starring Tahj Mowry!

WELCOME MATT is written and directed by Leon Pierce Jr and also stars Deon Cole, Jazsmin Lewis-Kelley, Dorien Wilson, and G.G. Townson. Coming to theaters and on demand on Friday, May 28, 2021.

Matt (Tahj Mowry) is a twenty something year old up and coming filmmaker that encounters a traumatic experience on the verge of his big break into the film industry. As a result of suffering this traumatic incident, he finds himself developing agoraphobia and is now unable to leave his home. Feeling compelled to stay inside where he believes it to be safe, but still wanting to create art, he decides to write, direct and star in a feature film project that no one believes in! As a result of this, his girlfriend breaks up with him, he finds himself being broke and facing an eviction and his only saving grace is to take a movie deal to get back on his feet. But in order to do so, he must overcome his fear of going outside. So, with the help of an in-home therapist, Matt makes an effort to overcome his fears and go outside, in hopes of living a better and much more fulfilling life.

My Review and Thoughts:

I couldn't imagine being in Matt's place. With Covid and the stay at home orders, I feel that we will see more and more people with agoraphobia. The media had some people so afraid to go outside, let alone, that they had to wear masks while outside, in their cars, and even, inside their own homes! I pray that this never happens to someone I know. Life goes on when people withdraw from it like Matt did. Matt was a film maker, and people are just dying for him to make more movies! Does Matt go outside? Or does he let his fear overtake him? Watch Welcome Matt to find out! This movie is awesome!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

"Miss Angela" On Demand and Digital, Today!

 MISS ANGELA WILL ARRIVE ON DEMAND

AND DIGITAL STREAMERS TODAY, MAY 18

In pre-revolutionary Cuba, a young Angela Alvarez announced to her family that she wanted to be a singer and songwriter but was immediately forbidden to do so by her father and grandfather. Such endeavors were not permitted for women. And so she was relegated to writing her songs in secret. She married and had four children before the world turned upside down. For Angela and her family, the revolution quickly shifted from emancipation to repression. The schools were closed and there were threats that children would be removed from their parents to be raised in Leninist-Marxist education camps; the Alvarez family decided they had to get out. But when her own visa was refused at Havana airport Angela made the agonizing decision to send her children on and catch up. They became part of the Pedro Pan exodus where 14,500 unaccompanied children were spirited out of Cuba between 1960-62. It took Angela four more long, frightening years to escape and reunite her family, finally settling down in the United States. Only decades later would her music find life, culminating in a concert at the historic Avalon in Hollywood, hosted by Academy Award winner, Andy Garcia, no less. It’s a stunning example of overcoming adversity, defying the odds, and pursuing the American Dream.

DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Andy Garcia

STARRING: Angela Alvarez, Andy Garcia, Carlos Alvarez

MORE: www.angelaalvarez.com

Musicians who took part are Grammy winners Luis Conte, Jose Alvarez, Alberto Salas, Ramon Stagnaro, and Justo Almario with Grammy nominated musicians Danilo Lozano, Dayren Santamaria, and Roberto Rosario. Other musicians include Carlos Alvarez, Jorge Sawa-Perez, Roque Garcia, Mariano Dugatkin, and Jessicca Brizuela. 

My Review and Thoughts:

I enjoyed watching the story of Angela Alvarez. She lived an amazing life! No mother should ever have to bury their child, but she did. And she lived her life, for them too! Angela is a great singer and song writer! I wish I could have been at her concert in Los Angeles. That would have been so fun! Hearing that her and her children were separated for 2-3 years was heartbreaking. But it was nice to hear that they were reunited eventually. This is a great story about Angela's life, where she grew up, and about her children and her singing too!


Monday, May 17, 2021

"Dero: My Life," Biography of Canadian Athlete, Dwayne De Rosario Giveaway! (All 50 U.S. States/Canada) Ends 5/30 #FathersDayGifts

I know that we just got done celebrating Mother's Day, but Father's Day is coming up on Sunday, June 20, 2021! Happy belated Mother's Day to you all, if your a mom, or single dad, step-parent, or a grandparent raising your grandchildren. Here is a book below, if someone is super into sports, and possibly even from Canada.

Dwayne De Rosario, biography "DERO my Life" is getting released on May 11th across North America. One of the most decorated Canadian athletes of our generation, 4-time MLS Cup Champion, the 2011 MLS MVP, 2-time MLS Cup MVP (2001, 2007) and was named to the top 25 best players of all time in the MLS in 2020.

About the book: The autobiography of the best male soccer player to ever come out of Canada Before Beckham, Kaká, or Zlatan, DeRo was the godfather of Major League Soccer. “But instead of celebrating with my go-to shake n’ bake DeRo shuffle, I ran towards the cameras on the sideline and mockingly wrote myself a big fat cheque. I didn’t plan it. It just happened like that. I’d been playing with this weight on my shoulders, for weeks. That was the next thing on my mind, so it was just my natural reaction to celebrate like that. And I felt great. I had no idea that would be the beginning of the end of my marriage with TFC.”

“My love of the game started in Toronto. I was so blessed to play professionally in my hometown. It was really special to me to close the book on my career at home too. It was harder than I thought it would be. I went through the whole world of emotions on the day of my retirement press conference. I didn’t want a flashy suit this time. I didn’t want a big room filled with reporters that didn’t know me or didn’t care about soccer. I just wanted to get up there and put a bow on things for my family, my community, and everyone who helped me along the way.”

DeRo is the life story of one of the greatest athletes Canada has ever produced.

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Disclosure: I have not reviewed this book. I thought that someone's husband, father, uncle, brother, father-in-law, or your close friend, may enjoy a copy for Father's Day.

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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+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Visit DisneyPlus.com to subscribe and/or learn more about the service.

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.

"More Than Miyagi: The Pat Morita Story" - Review.

My Review and Thoughts:
If you ever watched "The Karate Kid" movies, then you know who Pat Morita is! He was a great actor, but he was very troubled. After watching this, I found out he had three daughters. I also didn't know of the other movies and shows that he was in, or that he was a comedian first, before becoming an actor!

This movie is now available to rent or purchase on Demand, on February 5th, 2021.



The Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role of "Mr. Miyagi," left behind a painfully revealing autobiographical record of his much-too-brief time here on Earth, tracing his journey from being bed-bound as a boy to the bright lights and discrimination in Hollywood. Deep inside that sweet, generous, multi-talented performer seethed an army of demons, that even alcohol and drugs couldn't mask.

Featuring: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove, Henry Winkler, James Hong, Sean Kanan, Marion Ross, Esai Morales, Tommy Chong, Don Most, Anson Williams and more. 

Run time: 89 mins. (Not rated)

Directed by: Kevin Derek

Executive Producers: Evelyn Guerrero-Morita, Greg Lai, Cindy Lai

Producers: Oscar Alvarez, Kelly Jackson

Co-Producer: Byrad Yyelland

Girl Lost - A Hollywood Story - Movie Review and Trailer.

Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story is a gripping story that reveals certain truths about the underground sex industry in Los Angeles. This powerful and riveting film was just released on Amazon Prime. The narrative reveals an up-close and personal look into the lives of two young women, one a runaway and the other a single mom as they navigate their way through the unforgiving and often brutal world of the sex trade in Los Angeles.

My Review and Thoughts:

This was a HARD movie to watch. I have two young girls, eleven and eight. And to think that whom ever I bring into their lives, could have this influence over them! I keep in touch with two girls, now, young women with their own children, whom I used to babysit. But I could never groom them the way that this woman did to these girls. It's honestly crazy that in this movie, it was all about the money. The acting in this movie was good, but, scary and sad that this really happens to young girls, single moms, and women of all ages. 

Be careful who you let into yours and your children's lives. Because you truly have no idea who they really are. I am grateful that I was twelve years old at least before I started babysitting for families. There was only one dad who creeped me out. Not long into them hiring me to watch their children, and the parents separated.

Check out this link to rent or purchase the movie on the platform of your choice: https://www.bgpics.com/movies/girl-lost-a-hollywood-story/


CAST:

MOXIE OWENS | HOPE

PSALMS SALAZAR | BABY GIRL

CODY RENEE CAMERON | PAIGE

SERENA MAFFUCCI | DESTINY

LEAH SCHAEFER | ANGEL

ELIZABETH LAMBOY-WILSON | LUPE

EMILY CHEREE | BRIDGETTE

DOMINIQUE SWAIN | BETH

WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR: ROBIN BAIN

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: MARC CLEBANOFF & JOHN SWON


SYNOPSIS: Feeling invisible in the eyes of her father and his pregnant girlfriend (Dominique Swain), teenager, Hope (Moxie Owens), sparks an illicit online relationship with her former childhood babysitter, Paige (Cody Renee Cameron). Seducing Hope with ideas of becoming an actress and a model, Paige lures Hope from her small-town to the bright lights of the big city...

Los Angeles. Hopping off the bus in Hollywood, Hope is naive to what predatory danger might linger in the shadows.

While just off the beaten path, a sexy woman, Baby Girl (Psalms Salazar) walks Hollywood Boulevard soliciting potential “clients” in a desperate attempt to raise money to make her rent and feed her child after having been fired from her job as a dancer at a strip club.

The women's lives collide when Paige (Cameron) and her girlfriend, Destiny (Serena Maffucci aka Brooke Haven), both career escorts, decide to raise the stakes and act as madams. They manipulate innocent Hope into believing that working as an escort is a "right of passage" into becoming an actress. They then lure Baby Girl in with the promise of hard cash, without filling her in on the salacious details of each and every "job.”

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:

Shot on location on the streets of Hollywood, Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story is a character study surrounding four women involved in the sex industry. The film explores the social, cultural and economic plights of these women as they struggle to survive in an unforgiving world. Far away from the perceived glamour of Beverly Hills, the film captures the darkest and most despairing elements of the city and the journey of the characters. -- Robin Bain, Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Monday, January 25, 2021

"100 Days To Live" - Movie Review.

100 Days to Live being released across all North American TVOD platforms 
and on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital on February 2, 2021


My Review and Thoughts:
At first, I wasn't sure that I could watch this movie! Right at the beginning, a lady disappears. It seems at though she's kidnapped and drugged...  Then, it goes into telling the story of Rebecca and about how and when she meets Gabriel. This movie keeps you guessing. I didn't read the synopsis or watch the movie trailer. I wanted to be surprised to see what would happen. It kept me on the edge of my seat! I love movies like this!

If you're looking for a movie that keeps you guessing, on the edge of your seat, and the ending is totally not what you expect it to be, then check out "100 Days to Live!"

SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the tragic death of her mother, Rebecca Church (Heidi Johanningmeier, Fox’s Proven Innocent) has dedicated her life to the mental health profession. Recently engaged to Gabriel Weeks (Colin Egglesfield, TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles), a handsome and successful options trader, Rebecca finally seems happy. 

But when her fiancé suddenly disappears, leaving behind a chilling photo album with “Gabriel Was Saved” on the cover, Rebecca learns he was abducted by a serial killer dubbed “The Savior,” who stalks his victims for 100 days before killing them.

Rebecca must work with detectives Jack Byers (Yancey Arias, USA's Queen of the South) and Greg Neese (Chris Johnson, ABC’s Betrayal) in a race against the clock once she discovers The Savior is a former colleague named Victor Quinn (Gideon Emery, Netflix’s Scream: The TV Series), whom she thought had committed suicide.

100 DAYS TO LIVE world-premiered at the San Diego International Film Festival, where it was awarded Best World Premiere and Best First Time Director (For Chicago-based filmmaker and industry CEO Ravin Gandhi.) This visceral thriller will surprise you right until the credits roll (we’ve seen it all, and it actually does surprise you!)

Director/Writer: Ravin Gandhi

Producers: Ravin Gandhi | Christopher Jennings | Rhyan LaMarr

Executive Producers: John W. Bosher | Chris Charles | Ravin Gandhi |Christopher Jennings | Rhyan LaMarr | Marisa Ross

Principal Cast: Colin Egglesfield; Gideon Emery ; Heidi Johanningmeier; Yancey Arias; Chris Johnson

Director of Photography: Nicholas M. Puetz