If you love adventure and are in Southern California, this may be something you'd like to try.
Calling all Adventurous PAIRS!
Endemol Shine North America, in association with The Casting Duo, are once again giving adventurous, competitive teams of two the chance to face their fears and compete for up to $50,000. Casting Duo is seeking all types of teams such as best friends, couples, siblings, co-workers, exes, roommates, etc., who are between 18-26
If fear is not a factor for you, apply now at www.fearfactor.tv. In order to be considered, you must apply before April 7th, 2017.
The Epic Conclusion to the Highest Grossing
Video Game Film Franchise of All Time
Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil franchise) is back as the iconic zombie slayer Alice, who is forced to return to The Hive, where her story began. The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its undead forces for a final strike against the survivors of the apocalypse and Alice must prevent complete human extinction before it’s too late. Returning with Jovovich are franchise regulars Ali Larter (Final Destination), Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Retribution) and Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”), alongside all-new cast members Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”), Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) and William Levy (The Single Moms Club).
In case you need it, here's the synopsis of the film:
Written and Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is produced by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Kulzer and Samuel Hadida; with Martin Moszkowicz and Victor Hadida serving as executive producers.
This installation of the franchise picks up after Resident Evil: Retribution, where Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.
Here's what you'll get on Bonus Materials:
The Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases include two behind-the-scenes featurettes: In “Explore the Hive,” fans receive a deeper understanding of the Hive and what Alice and her team endured to save mankind; and in “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil,” the female heroes discuss how their roles empower women everywhere. Bonus materials on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital releases include: a sneak peek at the upcoming CG animated feature Resident Evil: Vendetta; a featurette exploring the “Stunts & Weaponry” highlighted in the film; and “Retaliation Mode,” a way for fans to extend their movie watching experience. Viewers can turn on “Retaliation Mode” and enjoy more than 30 minutes with Milla Jovovich and director Paul W.S. Anderson where the pair break down pivotal scenes from the movie and discuss the world of Resident Evil.
The countdown for one of the most highly anticipated home entertainment debuts of the year has COMMENCED.
In 50 days, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home on Digital HD on April 25, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand, on May 9, 2017. The global film phenomenon sparked by E.L. James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the second chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Fans can now stay in and have the ultimate at-home movie night with Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, and this time, there are no rules and no secrets.
Directed by James Foley (House of Cards, Fear), Fifty Shades Darker also features Bella Heathcote (Dark Shadows, The Man in the High Castle), as well as returning cast members Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of Grey, Miller’s Crossing) and Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey).
In addition to both the original theatrical version and a steamy new unrated version with over 13 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD comes with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and a peek at what lies ahead in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed!
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™:
BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY™ and DVD:
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When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
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Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Amy Ryan (Central Intelligence) and Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”).
A sweet and fun family time perfect for Easter, the MONSTER TRUCKS Blu-ray Combo Pack features over 40 minutes of action-packed behind-the-scenes bonus content. Take a look under the hood and discover the magic behind MONSTER TRUCKS with interviews from cast and crew, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel and much, much more! Plus, the Blu-ray Combo Pack includes collectible MONSTER TRUCKS wall decals, for a limited time while supplies last. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
MONSTER TRUCKS Blu-ray Combo Pack
The MONSTER TRUCKS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
· Feature film in high definition
· Bonus Content:
· Who’s Driving the Monster Trucks?
· The Monster in the Truck
· Creating the Monster Truck
· Gag Reel
· Deleted Scenes
· Production Diaries
· Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital HD copy of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
MONSTER TRUCKS Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the film in standard definition.
MONSTER TRUCKS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES April 11, 2017.
Damien Chazelle’s magical interpretation of the City of Angels is destined to be a modern classic and an icon of the era. The home entertainment release includes the breathtaking film to watch again and again, as well in-depth bonus material revealing the untold story of how Damien’s passion project came to life. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD special features include audio commentary by writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz, and 10 behind-the-scenes featurettes including: “Another Day of Sun: They Closed Down a Freeway” which gives a behind-the-scenes look at how Damien Chazelle and his team had only two shoot days to make the film’s spectacular opening number a reality; “La La Land’s Great Party,” looking at the creation of the Hollywood Hills party scene; “Ryan Gosling: Piano Student” showing how hard Ryan Gosling worked to truly play the piano as Sebastian; “Before Whiplash: Damien Chazelle’s Passion Project,” that uncovers the story of La La Land’s origins; “La La Land's Love Letter To Los Angeles,” in which the term La La Land is explained; “The Music of La La Land” delving into the process of creating the iconic music;
“John Legend’s Acting Debut” featuring the Grammy®-Winning singer’s thoughts on being in the film; “The Look of Love: Designing La La Land,” with interviews with the film’s design team; “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm,” marking the third time in which Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone have starred on screen together, and “Epilogue: The Romance of the Dream,” exploring the extraordinary ending to the film. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital HD also feature “Damien & Justin Sing: The Demos”, showing the original pitches for the film. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray of La La Land will feature a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
The La La Land DVD features audio commentary with Chazelle and Hurwitz, “La La Land’s Love Letter to Los Angeles,” and “Ryan and Emma: Third Time’s the Charm.”
4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
AVAILABLE IN STORES ON April 25.
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From Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds, Orange Is the New Black is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women’s prison. Based on the best-selling memoir by Piper Kerman, the newest season of Orange Is the New Black delves into the racial and economic tensions that run rampant in the halls of Litchfield. Overrun with new inmates and overseen by inexperienced guards, the prison undergoes an unprecedented culture war.
Over two decades ago Disney introduced the story of a young courageous woman who wanted something “more than this provincial life.” She loved her father and fell in love with a beast. This tale, as old as time, has been reinvented into a live action film. But of course you already knew that. What you didn't know is that while the story was adapted and meant to be as close as the original classic from 1991, it’s also made to resonate with the modern female. Emma Watson
Tony winner Audra McDonald, who plays Madam Garderobe (Italian diva turned wardrobe) shared with us her love and respect for the original film. She pointed out, ‘no one was trying to make the original film better, but they did try to bring purpose and relevance.’ When she learned Emma Watson would play Belle, she knew it was going to be something special. “Knowing, not only did we have this incredible creative team but, that Emma Watson was going to be Belle and knowing how much Emma has affected girls of my daughter’s age” she was pleased. Much like Emma, Belle is “independent, strong, who was educated, who’s sticking up for girls and women and who does all the rescuing in the film.” Because of Emma and what this film represents is “why I knew it was going to be important for our community.”
Watson reminded us that Belle of 1991 kept more to herself in her reading adventures, but 2017 Belle is up-do-date with changes that are not only good, they're also encouraging and educational. “In our film, she’s actually an activist within her own community. She’s teaching other young girls who are part of the village to read, and moments like that where you can see her expanding beyond just her own little world and trying to grow. I love that.”
Beast, played by Dan Stevens (Legion) is very much like the original classic. Exploring more in depth the lives of both Belle and Adam (Beast), there is more music and more singing. Stevens told us that working inside a muscle suit was challenging, but he did train in various ways. He said, “With the backstory, the prince before becoming the beast was a dancer. He loved to dance and so I trained myself like a dancer.” Enchanted by the dancing scene, Emma added, “To be swirling around that Disney ballroom. It was just really magical.”
Unlike the original classic, the Beast serenades with his voice a lot more. Director Bill Condon pointed out that just like in musicals “when people can no longer speak, they sing” and they all did. There was a great deal of collaboration between Bill and composer Alan Menken (who also worked on the original soundtrack of 1991). With musical influence and direction from Menken, the actors recreated famous musical numbers almost identically, including a vivacious bar scene between LeFou (Josh Gaad) and Gaston (Luke Evans).
Josh and Luke both admitted they poured their hearts and voices into these characters. And while adapting something that was already made is challenging, Josh admitted being slightly terrified but overwhelmed with joy on being part of a film he remembers vividly from his childhood. “I got nauseous. I thought, ‘how am I gonna bring a song like Gaston to life?’ And I went to my office and I started singing it. And I literally started choking up,” Josh recalled. “I’m going to be the live version that a lot of kids are going to see. And it was such a thrill. And my kids walk into the office and were so tickled that daddy was singing the song that they know so well. And I thought to myself, this is gonna work, we’re gonna work at it but we’re gonna make it our own.” When the time came to hear everyone perform their musical numbers, Josh admitted, “there were goosebumps” and he wasn't the only one.
Also starring are Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle's father), Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Hattie Morahan as Agathe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Ewan McGregor as Lumière.
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters March 17th.
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'Asi Soy Yo'
Think of the painted lady.
Its short lived life is colorful,
Unless interrupted, it carries on.
Fulfilling its one and only short lived life. "