Teens are kinda addicted to their phones. Teens spend more time streaming videos online, playing video games, and interacting on social media combined than any other activities. Unfortunately, this means that teens rarely spend time outside, but finding things a teen can do outside and not on the phone is going to improve your health.
When you stay inside all the time, you miss out on the physical and spiritual benefits that sunshine, fresh air, and exercise can give you. Getting too much sun can be bad for you, but not getting enough sun can be worse. The sun can help elevate your mood and regulate your circadian clock, which i turn helps you sleep better. To reap these benefits, try to do things a teen can do outside and not on the phone. Here are a few ways every teen can get outside more often:
Involve your friends
Get a group of friends together for stuff you can do outside. Teens are kind of in between still being a kid and being young adults, so you can get away with being goofy and running around. Examples of things you can do include:
Volleyball (could be informal, just hit the ball in the air if you don’t have a net)
Walking around the city and talking
Manhunt (you need a larger group)
Kick a ball around, or a hacky-sack
Urban exploration (don’t trespass, but you can find really cool locations)
Active Sports and Activities
Take the initiative to participate in sports such as swimming or tennis if you are an active person. See if you can get involved in a baseball or softball league. You can also take a weekend hiking, fishing, or camping trip.
If you aren’t interested in participating in sports, you can always spend time outside watching others play. Attend football, baseball or soccer games. Going to a beach or a lake to enjoy the beauty of the water is always a good alternative option.
Outside of playing games and sports to spend time outside, there are alternative options that you can choose. Walk around the park and just watch people. Don’t be creepy and stare, but just look them over and try to find something you like about them. This will help you come out of your shell a little bit, especially if you are mad at someone or very shy. Your mood will get better. And you never know where you might make a new friend!
Walk or bike everyhere
Making it a point to walk or bike everywhere is another way to get outdoors without having to play a sport or game. Get in the habit of walking or biking to school if you live in a safe enough area. If you are old enough to drive, don’t waste time hunting for a close parking spot at the mall, but park far and enjoy the extra exercise.
Safety comes first
No matter what outdoor activity you try, make sure you don’t take stupid risks or break the law. These are not worth it. Stay alert to your surroundings. Don’t walk or jog with earphones in your ears. This can drown out what’s going on around you.
Be sure to look out for cars that may back up out of driveways or that run red lights whenever you go outdoors. Be careful not to walk or bike after dark. Most pedestrian accidents that result in injury happen at night. It is also dangerous to cross the street anywhere other than the crosswalk of an intersection.
Once you enjoy things a teen can do outside and not on the phone more often, you may start to wonder whether you even need video games or spending so much time obsessing about your Snapchat streaks. Be cautious, be safe, and have fun.
We all love having fun after a full day of hitting the textbooks in school, but this is not always possible when we have assignments to complete and exams to pass that are just around the corner. Some tasks may be easy when you are discussing them at school, but they prove to be more difficult when you are tackling them on your own at home. Things just get very boring. Well, we are going to give you 5 study tips for when your homework is very boring.
Before we get into these 5 study tips, first a suggestion for Spanish-speaking students. You can avoid many of the frustrations of trying to figure out boring homework on your own by checking out https://www.rincondelvago.com/, where you can interact with other students from all the basic levels of study. You will find case studies, revision materials, and more stuff jst for students on this site, and thus make learning a but funner. Maybe one day they will develop an English site, but if you speak Spansih check it out.
Making your study environment at home a space conducive to concentrating can prevent that boring homework from becoming an uphill task that drains you all the time. Trying to motivate yourself by focusing on the big picture of what you will gain after studying well and completing your homework will help you keep focused, despite having the urge to do other things—like checking your Snaps for the 1000th time today. Here are some of things you can try to keep you interested and able to study for a long time even if your homework is boring.
1. Listen to some good music
Music has a way of relaxing your mind, and if you listen to some cool music that you like most, it can help keep your mind alert. Boring homework can make you lose interest in reading, but by listening to music, you are stimulated and this can help you pay more attention, which helps you to understand what you have just read. Keep the volume at a reasonable level so you can focus on what you are studying, but feel free to get up every while and dance around on a break!
2. Use the Pomodoro technique
This technique helps hold you accouontable and focused on what you are doing. The Pomodoro technique (pomodoro is “tomato” in Italian) involves setting a timer for 25 minutes, in which you study without stopping until the alarm goes off. After that, you can take a five-minute break to relax. After four of these 25/5 periods (which equal two hours of pretty steady work), you can then take a longer break of 15 to 30 minutes. You should utilize your break time by doing something that will help your get your mind off your studies. Stretch, eat a snack, check your phone, etc.
It can help to do homework with a friend. With FaceTime or Skype, which are easy and free to chat with, you can study with someone else at any time. Your friend may understand the parts that are hard for you, and you can also help them out with the parts that are challenging for them. You should, however, get someone who encourages and helps you to concentrate on your studies, and not someone who distracts you with a bunch of gossip or showing you the latest memes instead of getting to work.
4. Get a parent involved to help you
Getting help from a parent can sometimes help in keeping a positive attitude toward your studies. Not always (we get it), but give it a try. Do not feel shy to ask for their assistance when your homework gets hard or boring for you. You can discuss your problems, and chances are they can help you to reason out the concepts that you do not understand. The key here is to understnd they have not been in school a long time, so you have to show them patience because they might not understand modern schooling methods. They are, however, very experienced–which counts for a lot!
5. Sketch or use toys or other objects to help you understand concepts
The last of our study tips is to use toys and other objects to understand concepts. This works because it makes the words on the page more real by putting them into the real world as opposed to just in your head.
By taking some paper clips, a few coins, and whatever else you have lying around and using them to demonstrate the important points of what you are studying, it stimulates your mind, encourages creativity, imagination, and expression of feelings. Sketching can also be useful in simplifying complex ideas into something that your mind can easily remember. Your memory can remember a sketch or an image much easier than some random fact, and this is much more entertaining than reading endless paragraphs of text.
Do you have any more study tips for boring homework? Share below!
Boulder, CO, September 17, 2018 –The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, an award that celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from across the U.S. and Canada, announces its 2018 winners. Established in 2001 by author T. A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.
“Nothing is more uplifting than stories about heroic people who have truly made a difference to the world,” says T. A. Barron. “The goal of the Barron Prize is to shine the spotlight on these amazing young people so that their example will encourage others to take action.”
This year’s winning achievements address a wide range of important issues, including water conservation, disease prevention, protecting national parks, saving endangered wildlife, providing food for those in need, helping people with disabilities, and more.
The 2018 Gloria Barron Prize winners are:
Alex Mancevski, age 17, of Texas, who founded Health Through Science, a non-profit working to eradicate preventable diseases — especially pediatric Type 2 Diabetes and obesity — by matching high school-age science coaches with underserved elementary students.
Armando Pizano, age 18, of Illinois, who created the Bridge Tutoring Program to pair young students in under-resourced urban communities with high-achieving high school-age mentors who offer free, weekly, after-school tutoring.
Bria Neff, age 11, of South Dakota, who founded Faces of the Endangered to protect endangered species through the sale of her artwork. She has sold more than 250 paintings of endangered animals and donated over $33,000 to animal conservation groups.
Claire Wayner and Mercedes Thompson, age 17, of Maryland, who co-founded Baltimore Beyond Plastic to reduce trash and plastic pollution in their city on the Chesapeake Bay. Their non-profit of more than 500 students has convinced the Baltimore City Council to pass a citywide ban on Styrofoam food containers.
Claire Vlases, age 15, of Montana, who created the Solar Makes Sense initiative and raised the $118,000 needed to install solar panels on her middle school. She has sparked a movement in her school district and community, inspiring a new commitment to green building.
Genevieve Leroux, age 12, of Quebec, who created Milkweed for Monarchs to help protect migratory monarch butterflies. She raises and plants native milkweed – monarchs’ sole food source during their caterpillar phase – and has logged more than 500 hours conducting research on the butterflies.
Harry and Heath Bennett, ages 13 and 9, of Massachusetts, who co-founded Bennett Brothers Balm after learning of their young friend’s cancer diagnosis. The brothers have raised more than $12,000 to support pediatric cancer research through sales of their hand-made line of lip and body balms.
Isaiah Granet , age 18, of California, who founded the San Diego Chill, a non-profit that pairs children with developmental disabilities with high school-age mentors who teach the younger kids how to skate and play ice hockey.
Kenzie Hinson, age 13, of North Carolina, who founded the non-profit Make a Difference Food Pantry to provide nutritious food in a compassionate setting for those in need. She has distributed more than 600,000 pounds of food to over 400,000 people.
Marcus Deans, age 16, of Ontario, who has invented the NOGOS water filter for use in developing countries. His filter costs just two dollars to manufacture and is made from three
readily-available materials: sugar, sand, and seashells.
Robbie Bond, age 10, of Hawaii, who created Kids Speak for Parks, a non-profit that is building an army of activists, including fourth-grade students (who can visit our national parks free of charge), who will speak up to protect our national parks and monuments.
Robby and Emma Eimers, ages 16, and 12, of Michigan, who founded the non-profit Eimers Foundation to help people in need. They have raised more than $80,000 to fund their weekly Sharings for the homeless, distributing food, blankets, and other necessities.
Shelby O’Neil, age 17, of California, who founded her non-profit Jr Ocean Guardians to educate young children about ways they can protect our oceans and planet. She also created the #NoStrawNovember movement and is working on legislation to eliminate plastic straws in California.
Shreya Ramachandran, age 14, of California, who founded the non-profit Grey Water Project to promote the safe reuse of grey water, along with water conservation, as a way to address drought. Her outreach includes curriculum for elementary students and a partnership with the United Nations’ Global Wastewater Initiative.
Tabitha Bell, age 18, of Utah, who founded Pawsitive Pawsibilities, a non-profit that has raised more than $130,000 to place nine service dogs free of charge with people challenged by physical disabilities.
Since its inception, the Gloria Barron Prize has honored nearly 450 young heroes and has won the support of Girl Scouts of the USA, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, and the National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations. The Gloria Barron Prize welcomes applications from young people residing in the U.S. and Canada. The online application system for 2019 opens January 7th and the deadline for entries is April 15th. For more information, please visit www.barronprize.org.
In addition, T. A. Barron is running a year-long #SparkGoodness social media campaign to recognize everyday acts of goodness. Through October, anyone sharing their good deeds and acts of positivity at www.sparkgoodness.com is eligible to win one of several monthly prizes. At the end of 2018, a Grand Prize winner will be selected from all the winning entries throughout the year.
CBD oil is the health craze of the moment, and interest in this product shows no signs of slowing down; but what exactly is it? Is CBD oil safe to consume? And is it something that teenagers and young people should be trying either with or without adult supervision?
What is CBD oil?
CBD stands for cannabidol, and it is one of the 100+ chemicals which are found in a cannabis plant. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the cannabinoid which makes you high, but CBD doesn’t have that effect; making it an attractive option for people who want the medical benefits of weed without the psychoactive side effects. CBD oil is produced by taking the CBD from the plant and mixing it with an oil like hemp seed or coconut.
How does CBD oil help people?
Although there is not much documented scientific research on the benefits of using CBD oil, many people claim it relieves pain, reduces anxiety, helps clear up acne, helps aid sleep, and can even help better manage epilepsy. CBD oil can be added to moisturiser and applied to the skin, inhaled using a vape device, or taken directly through drops or a mouth spray, making it simple and convenient to use. There are many brands that sell CBD Oil online such as sensei cbd oil.
Is CBD oil safe?
This is a strongly debated question. There haven’t been as many scientific research studies on CBD oil as on other medical products, and some scientists are worried that the long term effects are likely to be harmful. However, there are enough positive reports of smaller research products to suggest that, in general, CBD oil without too much THC is able to help people with a variety of health conditions.
The legality of CBD in the United States differs from state to state. In the UK, CBD oil is not illegal f used for medical purposes. Regardless of legalties, caustion should be used, because like any medicine CBD oil can have unpleasant side effects, including nausea, dizziness, raised anxiety, depression, dry mouth, vomiting, upset stomach, and appetite changes.
It can also have a bad reaction to certain medicines you may be already taking, so to be safe it is always best to talk to a medical professional before using CBD oil.
Another worry is that without strict regulations in place anyone is free to make and sell what they claim to be CBD oil, but could actually be anything at all.
Is CBD oil safe and something young people should be using?
Medically supervised CBD oil treatments have proven extremely effective in treating conditions such as autism and severe epilepsy amongst American young people, perhaps because the doctors involved are able to deliver the best CBD-THC ratio. Many believe CBD alone is not effective, but a ratio of 19:1 is generally fine, and produces the desired results without a child or young person getting high.
There is no evidence that CBD oil is an attractive recreational product.When used for medical reasons –while keeping an eye out for typical side effects — there’s no suggestion it is unsafe for users of any age as long as used under the advice and supervision of a licensed medical professional.
Three Guests is a pop band comprised of two friends from Erie, PA, Noah DeVore and Jordan Rys. The duo first made waves with their debut single, “Marilyn,” which has over a quarter-million hits on Youtube. A four-track EP called 3G was followed up with their latest output, a recently released full album, Sunset Lane, with 8 new tracks including their latest single, “Sunset Lane,” which is on our Top 50 New Music Blastoff this week! Rap star Chingy makes appearances on two tracks, adding another dimension to the guys’ sound.
We asked Noah and Jordan about their new tracks, the loss of one of their members, and some general get-to-know-you questions. Scroll down for their answers and to listen to their new single, “Sunset Lane!”
Hi guys, nice to e-meet you! You recently released a new record with 8 new tracks, Sunset Lane. Before we get into that, how about each of you tell us a little about yourself.
Noah: My name is Noah DeVore and I am heavy into the production side of the music. I grew up playing the piano and fell in love with music at a young age! I am from Erie, PA just like Jordan, we are homies! As well as music I dabble into modeling and acting. I also love to listen to other music, watch the TV show “Friends” haha, and travel to other cities!
Jordan: My name is Jordan Rys and I am the lead singer of the group. I have always had a dream of living a significant life and straying away from the average way of doing things. Music started off as just a hobby, but with the help of Noah it has become and career and reality. My biggest hobbies are playing soccer and going skiing.
Great! Now, let’s get into the music. Sunset Lane is a full-length album. In an age of mixtapes, EPs and singles, what made you go against that trend?
Well at first, an album was never the plan. But after hitting the studio to record song after song, we realized we have sooo many GREAT songs! We couldn’t get it down to an EP so we decided to just release our first studio album. As you can see all the songs on the Sunset Lane album are top hits!
How has the sound on these new tracks evolved from your earlier work?
Our sound has evolved drastically. Trust us, you don’t want to hear our first body of work…. The music wasn’t actually THAT bad, but it has definitely evolved. We have gotten so much better over the years, almost 3 years to be exact since we started.
We are starting to use more intricate and innovative progressions and melodies, things even today you don’t hear on the radio. However we still keep it classic with piano ballads and other instrument-based, deep songs. Our lane (sound) has changed and we really love our new vibe. We are planning to stick with this sound in the future!
Listen to “Sunset Lane” single here, and keep scrolling for the rest of the interview:
What was the biggest challenge in putting this record of new tracks together?
To be honest, the biggest challenge in putting the record together was truly finding the top 8 songs that would not only showcase our best work but also flow well together and display our variety.
From what I gather, Three Guests was formerly a trio, but I don’t see any info about the change online. So, what happened regarding your third member Ben Waldee, and what was the transition to a duo like?
Ben was such an awesome creative member and to see him go was more than tragic. Ben had other passions and he decided to pursue those instead. However, his decision was ultimately was best for everyone.
To go from a trio to a duo, I will admit, has a lot less stress but it is losing a creative mind. Either way we have adapted to the change. Moving forward, we believe that losing Ben was not a setback as we continue to produce great music!
FAN QUESTION FROM INSTAGRAM: “Do you love what you do?”
We absolutely LOVE what we do. I think the word love would be an understatement. Every day, music is in our lives whether we are making it, engaging with our fans, or listening in the car — music is a lifestyle for us. Even if music wasn’t our career, I still believe we would create it just for fun.
I’ll follow that up with, what DON’T you love about what you do?
Noah: What we don’t love about music is the saturation in this industry. Although we want everyone to succeed and wish nothing but success for others, sometimes getting the right recognition from fans and other important people can be hard because of the millions of other musicians out there.
Also the message portrayed by most artists these days in hip-hop and pop culture is really not healthy or something I’d want my kids listening to. We hope to change the norm of pop culture to a more inspiring and peaceful message.
Tell me something people would be surprised to know about you.
Noah: Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I am a huge original acoustic T-Swift fan!!
Jordan: Something people would be surprised to know about me is that I did a year of Cybersecurity in college and that I am a huge nerd.
Biggest pet peeve?
Noah: One of my biggest pet peeves is when people listen to music in the car with the volume so low, cmon now.
Jordan: One of my biggest pet peeves is when Noah loads the shared bathroom area with all of his hair products.
Noah: Confidence is the most attractive thing in another person hands down.
Jordan: A firm belief in positive morals is the most attractive thing in another person.
Most embarrassing moment IRL you wish you could do over?
Noah: I once, during an honors ceremony for high school, played the piano while students walked to their seats. For some odd reason I decided they were done walking and stopped playing to go sit down. I was then notified it was not over and so I had to awkwardly walk back up stage and continue playing!! It was so embarrassing!!
Jordan: I was listening to a conversation between some pretty important people in the music industry and heard one of them say we should grab lunch sometime and hangout like normal people. I then spoke up overly excited and said we totally should only to find out he was talking to someone else. Very awkward and embarrassing.
What do you have coming up next? Any new tracks?
Next up for us is most surely performances and shows. Make sure to follow us on all social media to get the latest updates on any venues we may be playing at! Also definitely and maybe sooner than you think MORE MUSIC!!
Could we get a selfie of whatever you are doing at the moment? It’s something we ask to keep it real for the fans! (could be both together or a separate shot each)
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Do you find yourself dreading essays and putting them off until the last possible moment? While not everyone loves writing, you can certainly make things easier for yourself. An excellent essay won’t just impress your teacher and peers, and it will also help build your confidence. Here are some tips on how to write a killer essay.
1. How to write a killer essay rule#1: nail the thesis
The first step in how to write a killer essay is to come up with a compelling thesis. All essays need one. This is the statement at the end of your introduction that you seek to support by the end of your essay. It’s not like proving the existence of Bigfoot, but it does involve having supporting arguments through evidence — like verified research you can cite. If your essay is research-intensive, it helps to gather your evidence BEFORE doing your thesis. Should you find anything that strongly refutes your argument, you need to revise it.
2. Know how to structure it
An improper structure keeps many essays from being neat and organized. There are four major types of essays: descriptive (which uses expressive language), narrative (where the writer recounts an experience), persuasive (where you need to make an argument and back it up), and expository (which delves into a specific topic). When you’re assigned an essay, make sure you understand what kind it is. A narrative essay can be made engaging by starting in the middle of the action and going backward to establish how you reached that point. A persuasive essay should outline your points in the beginning and explain them one by one. Read examples of each type of essay to understand structure better.
3. Make it flow
Great writing is all about the flow. For how to write a killer essay, there should be a clear connection between each sentence and paragraph. Choppy writing makes essays challenging to read. You should consider each point you present and whether it appears naturally. If it feels out of sync in any way, consider revising it.
4. End it strong
A compelling essay keeps the reader’s attention from beginning to end. While it might be easy to rush through the conclusion, you need to nail the landing for a great essay. Go back to your thesis, discuss your supporting arguments in your thesis, and think of an excellent final statement which reiterates your thesis.
No one is born knowing how to write a killer essay. It’s a talent that is developed through practice and patience. When you understand the fundamentals of essay writing and know how to formulate your arguments, you’re already on your way to success. Take this advice to heart and go into your next essay with newfound motivation. Remember not to procrastinate and be consistent with your work on it.
Fashion matters. It helps you gain a different kind of confidence. It also enables you to establish your sense of style. Your teenage years are exciting because your parents are finally giving you some more say in what you wear. However, like most teenage girls, you probably don’t have a ton of money to spend. Thankfully, there are ways to get cheap trendy clothes to reinvent your wardrobe and look amazingly stylish on a dime. Consider these four tips to get started.
1. Distress or bleach old jeans
According to E & O Apparel, one of the easiest ways to keep your money safe is by using some outfits and items you already have in your closet. Styles change with each season, forcing you to clean out your closet in order to stay trendy and fashionable. If you’re a regular person, you just don’t have the time or money to do that every time a new trend comes into play. What you can do to have cheap trendy clothes is take some of your favorite items, modify them, and pair them together with different items to make a stylish outfit.
For example, there are tons of high-end designer stores that sell distressed jeans and bleached jeans for hundreds of dollars. Instead of spending all of that money, revive an old pair of jeans. Take the jeans and distress them yourself. You can also bleach them and make your own patterns. There are tons of tutorials on sites like YouTube to walk you through the steps. Afterwards, pair ‘em with some boots and a chunky old sweater, and you then have an outfit. Cheap trendy clothes which look fabulous can be yours with a little creativity–and inspiration from some Youtubers or Instagrammers.
2. Look at second hand shops online which sell cheap trendy clothes
There are many tricks for finding cheap trendy clothes to change your wardrobe on the internet. One of them involves searching used-but-trendy second hand sites like Depop or Poshmark. You can also look at carefully curated second hand sites like ThredUp or The Real Real for high-end clothes at significant discounts.
Additionally, you can also sign up for the email lists of many discount fashion retailers like AliExpress or Wish. Many of these inexpensive retailers are based in China so proceed with caution because the measurements might be a lot smaller than the standard American sizes. Read the reviews for specific items to see the experiences of others. Once you do your research, you can easily purchase tons of clothes from Chinese retailers and spend less than $30 with free shipping. You can also check out a bunch of other affordbale clothes in our list of best places to find the cheapest clothes online for teens.
3. Go to the local thrift stores on discount days
Plenty of local thrift stores have specific days during the week for markdowns, like certian tag colors being 50 percent off. After school is out, head over to the thrift store on these days when items are cheaper.
The thrift store is the perfect place to stock up on cheap trendy clothes, like pairs of sturdy jeans. You might even be able to find some classic blouses and fashionable shoes. Just be sure to wash the items and iron them well. No one will know they’re second hand–and in most big cities the slightly distressed look is hippper than fresh off the rack stuff!
4. Purchase trendy jewelry pieces on sale
Jewelry is excellent because it allows you to accessorize an outfit and makes it look a little different. Purchase a few statement pieces to enjoy throughout the school year with different outfits. Purchase the items while they’re on sale so that you can enjoy trendy pieces without investing tons of money. Alternatively, you can also look for inexpensive jewelry at sites like Miss A where just about everything is one dollar.
As you implement these tips, you’ll be able to get buying cheap trendy clothes down to a science. You’ll find new ways to remain stylish and fashion-forward on a dime. Before long, your BFFS will all want to know your secrets!
Do you have any other tips for finding cheap trendy clothes? Please comment and share below!
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is a great movie! Scroll down to watch red carpet interviews from the Hollywood premiere with Dj Slushii, King Vader, Bryan Forrest, Tim Neff, Steven D’Onofrio, Cassandra Morris.
Synopsis & Quick Review of My Hero Academia: Two Heroes
“Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, The World’s Leading Exhibition of Quirk Abilities and Hero Item Innovations. Amid the excitement, Deku meets a girl who is Quirkless, just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo’s Top-Of-The-Line Security System gets hacked by villains and a sinister plan is set in motion. It’s a serious threat to Hero Society and one man holds the key to it all.”
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is action packed and full of your favorite My Hero Academia characters including All Might, Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugō, Shōto Todoroki, Ochako Uraraka and more. The film opens with the student heros coming together for the I-Expo, where Deku meets All Might’s “niece,” Melissa Shield, son of All Might’s best friend David Shield. Turns out she is also quirkless, like Izuku “Deku” Midoriya, but carries on in her dad’s footsteps as an inventor.
She gifts Deku with a glove which allows him to exercise more of his quirk (superpower) without hurting his body. In other words, he doesn’t have to hold back any more. When the entire island is held hostgae by an eveil gang, and All Might is helpless to defend them, the young heros must take matters into their own hands to fight an evil beyond any hero has faced before.
Without spoiling any more (told you this was a quick review), let’s just say that everybody gets a piece of the action and the new glove comes in quite handy.
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Release date: September 25, 2018 (USA)
Director: Kenji Nagasaki
Distributed by: Toho Co., Ltd.
Screenplay: Yōsuke Kuroda
Music composed by: Yûki Hayashi
Story by: Kohei Horikoshi
Production company: Bones
Its seems like the movie is doing brisk business judging from this press release!
First Feature Film of the Global Hit Anime Franchise Brings in Nearly $2 Million at the Box Office, Out-Earning the Competition by $1400/Per Screen
FLOWER MOUND, TX – September 27, 2018. The theatrical release of Funimation Films’ highly anticipated “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes,” is producing heroic box office returns, outpacing any other top 10 film in per screen revenue totals by almost $1200 for the first day and by over $1,400 on the second day in its five-day run in over 500 theaters across the U.S. and Canada. The first ever feature film based on the hit global franchise “My Hero Academia” from Toho Co. Ltd., is on track to earn well over $2 million dollars by this afternoon. In addition, it garnered two of the top engagements in North American last night, and ranked as the #3 film over all despite its limited release. On its first night the film had three of the top engagements and ranked 5thoverall.
“We were convinced that moviegoers would come out for ‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ based on the incredible responses we received to the franchise at our San Diego Comic Con panel and our sold-out world premiere during Anime Expo,” said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation. “The box office success to date is extremely gratifying and we are already working with exhibitors to add additional theater locations and showtimes to keep up with the tremendous demand from audiences.”
“My Hero Academia: Two Heroes” is available in English dub tonight and on September 29 and in the original Japanese (English subtitles) on September 26 and October 2. Based on the film’s box office success, exhibitors are adding showtimes on Friday, September 28 and Sunday, September 30 in select locations. Check local listings for more information.
Asher Angel from Disney Channel’s Andi Mack & ABC’s American Idol Season 16 winner Maddie Poppe are set to perform at T.J. Martell Foundation Los Angeles Family Day to be held at The Grove for the third consecutive year on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 12p.m. – 4p.m. PT.
In addition to Asher Angel and Maddie Poppe, other top music artists will also perform. Families will enjoy delicious food, a live auction, live musical performances, games, prizes and other activities while raising funds for cancer research. Tickets and sponsorship packages are available now and can be purchased at www.lafamilyday.org.
Every year, the T.J. Martell Foundation honors outstanding members of the music and medical communities who dedicate their time and efforts in support of cancer research. This year, the LA Family Day honorees include:
Dr. Alan Wayne, Director of the Children’s Center For Cancer & Blood Diseases, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Erika Ender, composer, singer, actress, philanthropist and Latin GRAMMY 2018 Song of the Year winner for “Despacito”
Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment
Steven Vincent, Vice President of Music & Soundtracks for The Disney Channel Worldwide
You can see highlights of LA Family Day event from the last time we were invited to cover it here:
Prior to Family Day, the foundation will host its Spirit of Excellence Awards Dinner on Tuesday, October 2 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. The fundraising event will include an elegant dinner, silent and live auctions, and live musical performances. CITI® cardmembers have exclusive access to purchase tickets for LA Family Day and Spirit of Excellence Dinner. For complete details on presale and preferred tickets for CITI cardmembers, visit http://citiprivatepass.com.
For more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation, LA Family Day featuring Asher Angel & Maddie Poppe and the Spirit of Excellence Dinner visit http://tjmartell.org.
Age of Summer is a beautiful little movie which opens today in select theaters and VOD. Its a coming-of-age tale with a completely different vibe than any recent film…one which will make you feel nostalgic for the 1980’s teen beach scene in California even if you weren’t born yet or lived in Hong Kong all your life.
The plot revolves around a teenage boy, Minnesota (played by Percy Hynes White), who hits that crucial moment in time when childhood is about to transition to something new — something different and possibly scary — called the teenage years. This involves dealing with bullies, alcohol, and scariest of all for a boy just hitting puberty, GIRLS. It also involves saying goodbye to previously powerful bonds, in order to form new ones.
Age of Summer captures this evolution in the life of a teen boy in a charming, very real way as Minnesota and his best friend Woods (played by Jake Ryan) try out for the junior Life Guard team in Hermosa Beach.
Seeing the cute girls and the older “cool” boys on the tryout squad is of course intimidating, and Minnesota struggles to figure out where exactly he fits in and what his relationship with Woods means. The drama is amped up by the news of a missing young man as well as Minnesota’s beloved Ripper bike getting stolen. Add some romantic tension, a game-changing round of spin-the-bottle, a spaced-out beach bum guru who dispenses tidbits of sage wisdom (or might just be totally crazy), and you have an interesting slice of life captured here by the filmmakers.
Stealing the show is the hard-driving Life Guard trainer, played by the hilarious Diarmaid Murtagh, who speaks in some sort of hyper-Australian accent full of ludicrous expressions which I swear do not actually exist in the English language, but make perfect sense here somehow.
The film is gorgeous to look at, and the acting mostly sufficient. What makes the film is just the vibe, man. The colors. The surfing. The drinking of awful piss-warm beer and loving every drop because you are with your bros and a couple of cute chicks.
It will make you sad to see Summer end. Highly recommended.
Distributed by: Freestyle Digital Media (Theatrical & North America), Automatic Entertainment (Foreign Sales)
Directed By: Bill Kiely
Written By: Dave Harris and Bill Kiely
Executive Produced By: Leo Kiely and Ryan Dorff
Produced By: Joseph McKelheer and Bill Kiely
Cast: Percy Hynes White, Peter Stormare, Jake Ryan, Charlotte Sabina, Diarmaid Murtagh, Bryana Alicia Salaz