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June 22, 2018

A Quiet Place DVD Giveaway

Universal Pictures A Quiet Place (2018) is coming to 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-Ray™, Blu-Ray™ & DVD July 10th and in honor of it's release, I'm giving away three (3) copies of the movie.

$300+ MILLION WORLDWIDE SMASH HIT FROM JOHN KRASINSKI, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, AND PLATINUM DUNES COMES HOME   


Critically Acclaimed Thriller Arrives on Digital June 26, 2018  
On 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ & DVD July 10  

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Director John Krasinski’s “sensationally gripping”  (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times), “heart-pounding” (Stephen Whitty,  New York Daily News) and “mind-blowingly tense” (Isaac Feldberg, The Boston Globe) film A QUIET PLACE debuts on Digital June 26, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD July 10 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  

A true cultural phenomenon that transformed the film-going experience for millions of viewers, A QUIET PLACE is a taut and original thriller that follows a family who must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Knowing that even the slightest whisper or footstep can bring death, Evelyn  (Emily Blunt) and Lee (John Krasinski) are determined to find a way to protect their children at all costs while they desperately search for a way to fight back.  The film earned a 95% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes and generated an extraordinary $175M+ at the domestic box office.

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs take viewers deeper into A QUIET PLACE with behind-the-scenes footage exploring the exceptionally unique sound design, the riveting visual effects, and how the cast and crew created the movie’s distinctive atmosphere both on set and on film.  The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Discs™ also boast a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, and the 4K Ultra HD disc features Dolby Vision™ high dynamic range (HDR), which delivers greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors.*

A QUIET PLACE Blu-ray Combo Pack
The A QUIET PLACE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby® TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Audio™, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Audio, 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 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese Dolby Audio and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles.   The Combo Pack includes access to a Digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray
  • Feature film in high definition 
  • Bonus Content: 
  • Creating the Quiet Behind the Scenes of A QUIET PLACE
  • The Sound of Darkness Editing Sound for A QUIET PLACE
  • A Reason for Silence The Visual Effects of A QUIET PLACE
DVD
  • Feature film in standard definition            
A QUIET PLACE 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray Disc™ detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD in Dolby Vision with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby® TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Audio, and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital copy of the film.

A QUIET PLACE DVD 
The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Audio, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, Portuguese Dolby Audio and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents In association with MICHAEL BAY 
A PLATINUM DUNES Production “A QUIET PLACE” EMILY BLUNT JOHN KRASINSKI 
Music by MARCO BELTRAMI Costume Designer KASIA WALICKA MAIMONE 
Edited by CHRISTOPHER TELLEFSEN, ACE Production Designer JEFFREY BEECROFT 
Director of Photography CHARLOTTE BRUUS CHRISTENSEN 
Executive Producers CELIA COSTAS JOHN KRASINSKI ALLYSON SEEGER AARON JANUS
 Produced by MICHAEL BAY, p.g.a. ANDREW FORM, p.g.a. BRAD FULLER, p.g.a. 
Story by BRYAN WOODS & SCOTT BECK 
Screenplay by BRYAN WOODS & SCOTT BECK and JOHN KRASINSKI 
Directed by JOHN KRASINSKI 
Soundtrack Album on Milan Records 
AQuietPlaceMovie.com 
© 2018 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.   

About Paramount Home Media Distribution  
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.    

Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward & Leon Russom
Director: John Krasinski
Screenplay: John Krasinski, Scott Beck & Bryan Woods
Story by: Scott Beck & Bryan Woods
Produced by: Michael Bay, Andrew Form & Brad Fuller
Rated: PG-13



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Adventures In Spain | Part One

Since today marks exactly one year since Justin and I went to Spain, I thought that I'd finally write about our trip...

Thursday June 22nd, 2017
Justin and I left flew seven and a half hours nonstop from John F Kennedy International Airport in New York to El Prat Airport in Barcelona.


Friday June 23rd, 2017 -- Barcelona
We arrived in Barcelona at around 7:15am and took a coach bus to Plaça de Catalunya. Since we had all of our luggage with us and we weren't going to be able to check into our Airbnb until after 2:00pm, we thought it best to go sit down for breakfast and get our bearings. We ended up at Alsur Café, where we had some weird but delicious coffee concoction and food.


While we were sitting down we found the location of a luggage drop off place that we could store our suitcases at while we went on the 11:00am Free Walking Tour Barcelona.

On the Free Walking Tour Barcelona, which is two and a half hours, we got to see; Las Ramblas, Plaça de Catalunya, Santa Maria del Pi, The Gothic Quarter, Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, The Jewish Quarter, The Cathedral, Roman Ruins, Plaça del Reí and Picasso Murals.


After the tour we took a cab back to the luggage place to pick up our bags, then got another cab to take us to our Airbnb. Where we waited for our host to let us in and show us around the apartment.

Before leaving our host informed us that it was Nit de Sant Joan (Saint John's Eve) and that we should go to the beach in the evening because there was going to be a big celebration, drinking and fireworks.

Once we were settled in and showered, we found a restaurant near by to have dinner at before heading to the beach to check out the festival our Airbnb host was walking about.


Can I tell you, Nit de Sant Joan was so much fun! Drinking on the beach. Fireworks. Music. And just bunch of people just having a great time. We stayed and hung out there for hours.

Saturday June 24th, 2017 -- Barcelona
This was the day we had dedicated to all things Antoni Gaudí, who was a Catalan architect.

We started off our Gaudí tour of Barcelona by going to La Sagrada Familia, which is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church designed by Gaudí back in 1882.


We decided on the self guided tour with an audio guide, so that we could walk around the Basilica at our own pace.

After we finished up at La Sagrada Familia we headed over to Park Güell, which is a public park designed back in 1900-1914.

While we were there we visited the Gaudí House Museum (Which was where Antoni Gaudí lived from 1906 until 1925 when he decided to move into the workshop of La Sagrada Familia) and just walked around Park Güell admiring the architecture. After we had our fill of the park we took a cab to Casa Batlló (A house redesigned by Gaudí back in 1904)


Unfortunately after we were finished with our tour of Casa Batlló we got a text message from Justin's family saying that his grandmother had passed away. So we went straight back to our Airbnb to process the news.

Later on in the early evening (We did all of our Gaudí stuff early in the morning) we took a cab over to Port Olímpic to go on a sunset sailing trip that we had booked through Airbnb Experiences (Which we would highly recommend if you're going to Barcelona because Marc was an amazing host). It was a beautiful but very cathartic excursion for us.


After three wonderful hours on Marc's sailboat, we headed over to La Mar de Bo (On one of Marc's many amazing recommendations) for he BEST paella I have ever eaten in my life and to wander around near the beach before heading back to our Airbnb.

Sunday June 25th, 2017 -- Sitges & Barcelona
We woke up early to take a train to Sitges so that we could spend the day at a beach that we didn't have to worry about someone robbing us at (There is apparently a lot of thief at the beach in Barcelona).

Once we had our fill of Sitges we headed back to Barcelona to change and to get a quick dinner at Macchina Pasta Bar.

Monday June 26th, 2017 -- Girona & Barcelona
We woke up early again but this time to take the train to Girona to go on a Game of Thrones (2011 - Present) walking tour through Girona Experience, which ended up being a private walking tour because no one else had signed up for it because it was not very well advertised on their site.


It was a great tour. The guide was very good, we got to see a lot of cool locations that Game of Thrones filmed at and learn a lot about the history of Girona. Unfortunately while on the tour I ended up slipping on gravel and scratching up my entire right leg pretty badly (Like as the trip went on my leg started to look like Freddy Krueger's face, when I got back home I found out that I had sprained the ankle and I have some pretty wicked scars on my leg now). And I ended up learning that no one knew what ointment was and that peroxide in Spain is 10% unlike the American 3% and it stings like a bitch.

So I ended up walking around for a good chunk of the tour with a bloody leg (The guide didn't bring her first aid kit because it was too heavy in her backpack) but Justin bought me a sorbet from Rocambolesc that looked like Jamie Lannister's gold hand.


After the tour was over we just decided to take the train back to Barcelona so I could go back to the Airbnb to properly wash my leg and relax before going to our dinner reservation at Sensi Bistro later in the evening.

Tuesday June 27th, 2017 -- Barcelona & Madrid
We ended up waking up pretty early and since we didn't have to check out of our Airbnb until 11:00am we walked over to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) to check out the reproduction of the Keith Haring mural "Todos Juntos Podemos Parar el Sida" (Together We Can Stop AIDS), which Haring originally painted at Plaça Salvador Seguí in 1989.


After checking out the mural we headed back to our Airbnb to grab our bags and head over to the train station to catch a train to Madrid.

We arrived in Madrid around 3:45pm and walked through World Pride Madrid (Which was going on the entire time we were there) to get to our Airbnb.

Once we were settled in and found a place to have dinner using TripAdvisor, we started to wander around. Eventually ended up at Origen Taberna, where we had tapas that I still think about because the food was just that amazing.



After eating almost everything on the menu (And seconds of some things, like their tuna tartare with avocado ice cream), Justin and I did a little more wandering. We checked out some of whatever event was going on for World Pride Madrid that night and then went back to our Airbnb.

Wednesday June 28th, 2017 -- Madrid 
As we do, we woke up early to hit up a bakery for pastries and coffee before heading over to Plaza Mayor to go on a free walking tour of Madrid through Sandeman's New Europe Tours.


While on the tour we got to see a bunch of different places in Madrid including; the Royal Palace, the Royal Opera House, the Catedral de Almudena, etc.

It was while on this tour that I found out exactly where the photo in my living room of my Abuela and cousin Yvette was taken. Yvette had told me it was taken outside of the Catedral de Almudena but as I was standing in front of it I realized that the architecture of the building wasn't the same. So I showed the tour guide a copy of the picture and he told me to turn around, that the picture wasn't taken in front of the Catedral de Almudena but in front of the Royal Palace.

So as soon as we were done with the walking tour Justin and I headed back over to the Royal Palace, and my sweet sweet husband paid 25€ each for us to go inside of the palace so I could stand in the same exact spot my Abuela had stood forty years before (Which made me cry when it happened and is making me cry thinking about it because it meant the everything to me).


After taking a bunch of pictures we walked around the palace and through an exhibit they were having.

Once we were done at the palace we headed over to Mercado San Miguel for lunch, where we just ate various bites from different vendors at the market.


When we were full we decided to head back to our Airbnb to relax for a few hours and change before going to Tablao las Carboneras to watch a flamenco show. Which was pretty fucking impressive.

So, that was mine and Justin's first few days in Spain. Hopefully I will have the second part up sometime next week!

June 15, 2018

CLOSED | Pacific Rim Uprising Giveaway

Universal Pictures Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) is coming to 4K Ultra HD, 3D BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ & DVD June 19th and in honor of it's release, I'm giving away five (5) copies of the movie.

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JOHN BOYEGA AND SCOTT EASTWOOD RISE
UP IN THE ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL JUNE 5, 2018
4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAY™, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD JUNE 19, 2018,
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, April 19, 2018 – Ten years after the events of the first film, the Kaiju return in  Pacific Rim Uprising with a new deadly threat that reignites the conflict between these otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and Jaegers, the human-piloted super-machines that were built to vanquish them. Pacific Rim Uprising arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 5, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on June 19, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Building on the striking visual world created in the first film, Pacific Rim Uprising features a next-generation battleground complete with upgraded Jaegers and new Kaiju that offers a captivating a state-of-the-art spectacle perfect for your next night in. Experience one-of-a-kind special effects and more than forty minutes of bonus content when you own the next installment on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD.    

In Pacific Rim Uprising directed by Steven S. DeKnight, John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous Kaiju. Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy. Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood), 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), returning veterans Charlie Day (“It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) and a talented crew of fiercely young cadets. The international cast also includes Tian Jing (Kong: Skull Island) and Adria Arjona (“Emerald City”). Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.     

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAY, BLU-RAY, DVD &; DIGITAL:
  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Director Steven S. DeKnight   
  • Hall of Heroes - John Boyega takes us through the awesome weaponry and cutting-edge enhancements of the latest generation of Jaegers featured in the film.      
  • Bridge to Uprising - The cast and crew discuss how the world of Pacific Rim has changed in the ten years since the events of the original film.
  • The Underworld of Uprising - Humanity won the Kaiju War, but every war has casualties. John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight give a tour of the coastal “Relief Zones."
  • Becoming Cadets - Step into the Shatterdome, and learn the grueling physical and mental preparation required of the young actors who portrayed the PPDC cadets.
  • Unexpected Villain - Learn the secret reason that turned one of the most beloved heroes of the original film into a villain obsessed with humanity’s destruction.
  • Next Level Jaegers - The cast and crew discuss the amazing technological advances of the Jaeger program in the years since the events of the original film.
  • I Am Scrapper - Actress Cailee Spaeny shares the backstory of Scrapper, Amara’s incredible self-built Jaeger and its many unique abilities.
  • Going Mega - Filmmakers take us through the technical and creative challenges of creating the most deadly threat the Pan Pacific Defense Corp has ever faced: the Mega Kaiju!    
  • Secrets of Shao - Meet the woman behind Shao Industries. Actress Tian Jing shares her insights on the enigmatic tech tycoon Liwen Shao
  • Mako Returns - Actress Rinko Kikuchi and director Steven S. DeKnight explain the significance of Mako Mori’s return and her importance to the events of Pacific Rim Uprising.     
  • Feature Commentary with Director Steven S. DeKnight    
The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-ray version, all in stunning 4K resolution.
4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.     
Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.     
MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

Genre: 3D Epic Adventure
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day  
Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight  Screenplay by: Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder and Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Story by: Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Based on the Characters Created by: Travis Beacham
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, John Boyega and Femi Oguns
Executive Producer: Eric McLeod


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June 8, 2018

Movie Trailer | Halloween

As you may or may not know, I am a huge fan of John Carpenter's 1978 classic horror film Halloween -- It is honestly one of my all time favorite movies and I have seen every film in the original (Don't get me started on how much I hate the Rob Zombie 2007 & 2009 remakes) Halloween franchise more than once.

So as you can probably guess, I lost my shit when my sister tagged me in a Facebook post about the movie trailer which came out today (I knew it was coming out today but today has been such a cluster fuck at work I forgot all about it). And because I love the Halloween franchise so much, I'm sharing everything about it with all of you...

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Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.  

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.  

Halloween is also produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9).  In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, Green and McBride will executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner. Ryan Freimman also serves in that role.

Genre: Horror
Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner & Nick Castle
Director: David Gordon Green  
Writers: Jeff Fradley & Danny McBride & David Gordon Green
Based On Characters Created By: John Carpenter & Debra Hill
Produced By: Malek Akkad, Jason Blum & Bill Block
Executive Producers: John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Gordon Green, Danny McBride & Ryan Freimann
Release Date: October 19th 2018

Literally, the minute after I was done with the trailer I checked the calendar to see what day of the week October 19th was (It's a Friday for those of you that care) and immediately told my Department Head that I would be working the 9:00am-5:00pm shift that day because I'm going to see Halloween (2018) the day it comes out. I also texted my sister to see if she was gonna be a pussy or not and see it with me. And then I texted Nick about it because he and I went to see the original in theaters on Halloween back in 2013.

So, what do you all think? Are you as excited as I am? Are you planning on going to see it and finding out what Michael and Laurie have been up to since the last time we saw them? Lemme know!

I mean, how could you not wanna see this movie after seeing just this photo?!

https://www.halloweenmovie.com/gallery/