June 15, 2018

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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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.      

  • 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.
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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?!

You Are Not Alone | Suicide Prevention

I'm sure by now you've heard all about the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. And it seems to be an unfortunate fact that unless something bad happens to celebrities that people don't typically talk about things like depression or suicide. Which is heart breaking because suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. And according to data put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there has been an increase in suicide in about half of the United States. Which is utterly devastating.

I know that you've probably seen or heard people rattle off information about suicide prevention. Well I'm here to rattle off all of the same information again because everyone needs to know that there is help out there and that they are not alone. Obviously I am not a trained mental health care provider but I am good at doing research and compiling information. So here are phone numbers and websites that you or a loved one can use to get help if you need it...

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Crisis Text Line: Text "TALK" to 741-741
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 62 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
If you're outside of the United State you can check the International Association for Suicide Prevention website for lists of numbers of suicide hotlines by country or visit the Befrienders Worldwide website.

Please please please remember that there are people out there who can help and that you should never be ashamed to ask for help and that you are not alone.
If You Suspect Someone May Be At Risk:
1. Do not leave the person alone.
2. Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.
3. Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
4. Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

For more tips and warning signs, click here.

This Just Pinned: Week One Hundred & Sixty One

Here the highlights of my pinning as of late...

As always if you want to see what else I have up on Pinterest you can check out my account here.

June 7, 2018

Movie Trailer | Night School

Recently I was sent the trailer for Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish's upcoming movie Night School (2018) and because I'm such a fan of Kevin Hart's work, I thought that I'd share it with all of you.

Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and  Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.   

Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco join Hart on - screen for the film that Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Production.

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam, Romany Malco
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Writers: Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matt Kellard, Nicholas Stoller & John Hamburg
Produced by: Will Packer, Kevin Hart
Executive Producers: Malcolm D. Lee, Preston Holmes, James Lopez

Personally I love Kevin Hart and think that Tiffany Haddish can do no wrong, so I'm totally going to check out when it hits theaters September 28th. What about all of you? What do you think? Are you fans of Kevin or Tiffany? Lemme know!

June 5, 2018

Street Art & Day Drinking In Brooklyn

This past Saturday Justin and I went to Brooklyn to visit Day at her apartment and wander around.

We started off our adventure by hitting up the piragua cart around the corner from her apartment and enjoying them on the subway on our way to Bushwick.

Once in Bushwick we decided to grab drinks and enjoy the street art at the Wyckoff Beer Garden before heading over to the Bushwick Collective Block Party (Which is an annual art event combining graffiti, street-art, music, food trucks and local vendors).

We didn't spend a lot of time at the Bushwick Collective Block Party (We were actually a tad bummed later in the day that we didn't stick around to see JaRule) because it seemed like it was going to get crazy busy quick. So we just did a walk through and headed over to the Kings County Brewers Collective to have a few more drinks (Sense the theme of the day?).

Eventually we realized that we needed to eat something or we would not be able to keep going. So we walked over to Amaranto to have some tacos. And after putting enough food in our systems to keep drinking we walked over to Pizza Party, where we had a few more drinks and played some board games.

Once we had or fill of 80's nostalgia, we walked over to Dromedary Bar where we had the best frozen drink from the shittiest bartender -- Like after we finished our drinks we left because we just couldn't deal with her.

At this point we were three sheets to the wind, so we walked back over to Day's apartment to play video games and sober up before driving back to Long Island.

Aside from it being hot as balls, it was a great day in Brooklyn. I can't wait for next outing.

June 4, 2018

Getting Ready For Croatia

Justin and I are going to Croatia! So as I've done for the majority of my other travels, I've collected links to articles and blog posts about traveling in Croatia. And even though we aren't going for another couple of months I thought I'd share my current findings because someone else might find them useful.

So here's what I've put together as of thus far, and since we're bopping around while we're in Croatia, I figured I'd break the links up to the specific places we're panning on hitting up while we're there...

Emma's Travel Tales -- Stunned By Split
Girl Vs Globe -- Party Girl Guide to Split, Croatia
The Modern Jetsetter -- 48 Hours in Split, Croatia
Solo Traveler -- Split, Croatia: A Perfect Port and More
Two Blue Passports -- Spotted In Split

Blonde Atlas -- Hvar Travel Guide
Epepa Travel Blog -- The Secret Beaches Of Hvar
Epepa Travel Blog -- Top 10 Things To Do In Hvar Island
One Day In A City -- One Day In Hvar
Solo Traveler -- Solo Travel Destination: Hvar, Croatia 
Two Blue Passports -- Island Hopping In Croatia: 2 Days On Hvar
Unlocking Kiki -- The Best View In Hvar
Unlocking Kiki -- Do’s & Dont’s Of Hvar
The World Pursuit -- Things To On Hvar Island, Croatia + Important Travel Info

Adventurous Kate Solo Female Travel Blog -- Korčula: In The Land Of Marco Polo
One Day In A City -- One Day In Korčula
Unlocking Kiki -- 8 Things You Must Do in Korčula

A Guide To Beaches In Dubrovnik: Dubrovnik Beach Hotels, Beach Map & More
Adventurous Kate Solo Female Travel Blog -- Dubrovnik Survival Guide
Bruised Passports -- Roadtrippin’ Croatia: Dubrovnik Love
Emma's Travel Tales -- The Beauty Of Dubrovnik
Solo Traveler -- Solo Travel Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Travel Hack -- Wowed By Dubrovnik In Just One Day
Travels & Treats
Two Blue Passports -- Dobar Dan Dubrovnik
Unlocking Kiki -- The Charming Old City of Dubrovnik

Adventurous Kate Solo Female Travel Blog -- 100 Travel Tips For Croatia
ArboursAbroad -- 12 Things To Know About Renting A Car In Croatia
The Blonde Abroad
Condé Nast Traveler -- Island-Hopping In Croatia
Notes On Traveling -- Public Transport 101 – Croatia
Travel Fashion Girl -- What To Wear In Croatia: A Packing List

As we have in the past, Justin and I watched Anthony Bourdain to check out his recommendations.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012)
  • Season Eight, Episode Three: Croatian Coast
 Have any of you been to Croatia before? If so I'd love some suggestions!

June 1, 2018

Month In Review: May 2018

♥ Meeting my niece.
♥ Justin buying me a box of roses from Venus ET Fleur.
♥ Mother's Day dinner with my family.
♥ Celebrating my sister's 31st birthday.
♥ Hanging out with Day at her new apartment in Brooklyn.
♥ Planning a big group outing to a Mets game for later in the summer.
♥ Seeing "In The Heights" off off off Broadway.
♥ Meeting Sir Pugs-a-Lot.
♥ Finding out that all of my photos were back on the blog.
♥ Celebrating Christopher's 7th birthday.

Hanging Out With Day In Brooklyn
Lost Dog
Everything Is Coming Up Roses | Venus ET Fleur
My Photos Are Back | Photobucket Set Our Photos Free

Guy's Ranch Kitchen (2017 - Present)