Category: Movies & Shows

5 Cool Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Movie

There’s nothing better than relaxing with your favorite movie. While watching the movie itself is pretty great, there’s also plenty of ways to make the experience even better than it normally is.

Movie theaters are cool, but they have become pretty expensive lately. Factor in the price of a ticket and concessions, and you are spending almost as much as it would cost to buy the movie. And what do you do when your favorite movie has left the theaters?

A Drive-In Experience

Drive-in movie theaters have become a bit of a relic in modern times, but for those who got to experience them in their heyday, it was an experience like no other. While traditional drive-ins might be all but extinct these days, you can mimic the experience from home. Simply set up your projector in front of a large wall on your house or a garage door, grab your friends, and park in front of it. You can even get your neighbors in on the fun, too.

Watch Parties

Themed watch parties with friends are a great way to take your viewing experience up a notch. Movie series with a cult following, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings, are perfect for a long movie marathon with your friends. Or choose a theme and vote on movies that fit the theme. Depending on the movie you’re planning to watch, you can match the decorations, food, and even costumes to go with it. Seeing everyone get so into the mood will only help you enjoy things more. You can even make a contest out of it and award people for the best costumes if you want to take it even further.

Home Theater

A good home theater system can take your viewing experience for anything – whether it be movies or regular TV – to the next level. Powerful speakers, a huge screen, a clear projector, and an expansive home media server full of all your favorite movies give you that authentic theater experience at a fraction of the price and double the comfort. There’s really no comparison.

Camping

Camping might not be for everyone, but movies sure are. Putting them together can make even the most ardent homebody relent for at least a couple hours. Bringing a projector and screen along on your next trip into the woods gives you a unique viewing experience unlike any other surrounded by nature. Just make sure to properly steel yourself if you pop in a horror movie, and invest in a camping hammock to cuddle with your crush or BFFs!

Fake Reviewing

They say everyone’s a critic, but very few of us actually want to put our money where our mouths are. The next time you and a group of friends watch a movie, pretend you’re making a riff track in the style or your favorite review show. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be surprised how much tossing out your best quips can improve the experience of watching a film (particularly the bad ones).

Watching a movie on its own is always a treat, but you can use these tips to make it even better. Dim the lights, grab some snacks, turn on the projector, and assemble your friends for the best viewing experience you can have.

Pretty Little Liars “Made Here” Shay Mitchell & Sasha Pieterse on Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Check out a behind the scenes look at Pretty Little liars sets and props on the Warner Bros Studio tour with Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, and showrunner Marlene King. The props will be on display until August 15,, 2017, so hurry if you want to see them in person!

Host: Keira Pena
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“Breaking Legs” Promises Some Mindless Teen Fun on DVD and VOD – Exclusive Clip

TEEN DANCE COMEDY “BREAKING LEGS” TO RELEASED ON VOD & DVD APRIL 25th, 2017

With Spring in full swing, and the end of the school year fast approaching, its time to start daydreaming about summer. And what better way to get started then with a movie that reminds you just how gnarly the whole high school thing can be — so that you literally cannot wait  for this school year to end.

Vision Films released “Breaking Legs,” an all-new teen dance comedy, across VOD & DVD in North America on April 25th, 2017.

We have an exclusive clip for you, to show you just about how mindless this movie really is…but probably a great way to get your brain off of tests, teachers, cliques, and your real-life rivalries. We say probably because nobody here has seen it yet!

But anyway, here is the clip. Scroll down for the full trailer.

“Breaking Legs” stars Liv Southard (“Good Enough,” “Horror Haiku”) as Bloom, a high school freshman who has just moved to a small town where the only place to dance is the school’s dance team. Alexa Sutherland (“Sweet/Vicious”) plays the role of Harmony, Bloom’s nemesis who is willing to go to any length to keep her biggest competitor off the team.


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Rounding out the cast is William Leon (“Play by Play”) as Bloom and Harmony’s love interest, Sarah Rochelle (“Offer and Compromise”) as Bloom’s best friend, and Richard Riehle (“Office Space”) as the school’s atypical principle. Mark Marchillo, who also wrote/directed and choreographed the film, stars as Bloom’s aimless uncle. Chris Kattan(“A Night at the Roxbury,” “Saturday Night Live”) and Lee Meriwether (“The League,” “Barnaby Jones”) also star.

When new-to-town freshman Bloom meets her classmate Harmony, it’s loathing at first sight. Bloom just wants to dance, but the only place to strut her stuff is the school dance team…captained by none other than the number one mean girl herself. When Harmony’s boyfriend falls for Bloom, what starts out as unfriendly competition quickly becomes an all-out war. Bloom’s only shot at her chance to fit into this new school and get on the dance team is to win the Honor Girl top prize. But not even her best friend or her uncle – who is trying to contend with his boss – can help her. And Harmony won’t concede the competition or her boyfriend without a fight!breaking legs

Writer/Director and choreographer Mark Marchillo says: “Breaking Legs is a fun, funny and quotable movie that teens and tweens will relate to. We thought it important that the film’s characters ring true, with teenage actors playing their real ages. It’s a kick-up-your-heels kind of entertainment, with a lot of heart for every age.  I hope everyone enjoys Breaking Legs as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “This film captures the innocence and energy of other high school competition classics such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Bring It On”. We’re thrilled to offer this upbeat film to young audiences and dance lovers across the country.”  

Doamygar-D the Complete Series: Now I’m Hungry

Funimation released Doamygar-D, The Complete Series on DVD this week. It is available at most major retailers and Amazon.

The series, which comes with Japanese subtitles, concerns the exploits of a young candy maker who discovers an enormous mecha (robot suit) in the basement of the sweets shop he inherited from his family. He soon finds himself in the position of having to save townspeople who have been turned into giant monster robots — by feeding them traditional Japanese sweets.

Official Summary:

“In modern day Kyoto, young Daijiro Kyougoku has finally taken over his family’s traditional Japanese sweets shop.  One day, Daijiro comes across a mysterious candy-making robot named Doamygar-D hidden in the shop’s basement.  When evil monster-like robots take over the city, Daijiro must man his newfound candy-making mecha to feed the insatiable hunger of these foes and turn them back into harmless humans.  There has to be someone behind all these transforming treat-loving terrors, and that someone might be closer to Daijiro than he ever thought possible.  Take food fights to the next level in this bite-sized homage to mecha anime of the past.”

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When I first started watching the show, I was thoroughly confused due to there being some sort of history/trivia lesson about Japanese sweets displayed at the top of the screen while subs are displayed at the bottom. It was a lot to process. And then, as soon as the first episode began — it was over. That’s because each episode is only about three minutes long! So you get a little over 30 minutes total viewing time with this DVD, meaning you have to be kind of a hardcore fan of this anime to buy it for the same price as a full-length DVD.

As far as the story, it was fun. The premise of having to fight monster robots by carefully crafting and feeding them sweets, along with all the trivia about candy-making displayed at the top of the screen makes me feel this was produced to promote the candy industry in Japan. Let’s just say that by the end of the last episode, I had a serious jones for some gummy bears.

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What we liked: The animation is done in a retro style, and even the cover art looks like it was folded and creased just like an old DVD might be. The mechas are cool.

What we didn’t like: Episodes are hecka short. The end credits theme gets stuck in your head after hearing it 13 times within a 30 minute period.

TWK Rating: 6 out of 10. Something a bit different.

Includes: Eps 1 – 13
Format: DVD
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Rating: TV-PG
Aspect Ratio: 16×9
Main Feature Audio: Japanese Stereo (NO ENGLISH DUB!)
Main Feature Runtime: 33
Region: 1
Number of DVDs: 1
Studio: FUNimation
UPC: 704400017957

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‘The Forest’ Review – Natalie Dormer from ‘Game of Thrones’ New Chiller

There is nothing better than watching a horror flick while curled up with someone you like. That’s why they make such great picks for dates.

‘The Forest’ is a perfect example of a film that makes for a fun night out. It tells the story of a woman who sets out to find her twin sister, who disappeared while on a school trip through Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, which lies at the base of the famous Mt. Fuji. The forest is known for the large number of suicides which occur there every year in real-life, not just in the movie. (Googling it turns up some really creepy and sad images).

Where there is tragedy, there are ghosts of course, at least in Japan. So the forest is rumored to be inhabited by the angry ghosts of suicide victims, known as the yurei. These are known as “hungry” ghosts, who don’t want visitors to leave.

It is in this setting that Sara Price (Natalie Dormer) begins her search for her sister, who has strayed from the path of safety and wandered alone into the woods. Accompanied by the charming Aiden (Taylor Kinney), a journalist who offers to assist her in navigating the forest along with Japanese guide Michi (Yukiyoshi Ozawa), she searches for clues as to where she might have gone — while the forest begins to play tricks on all of their minds. Which of course leads to bad decisions. And then even more bad decisions, until the twist at the end. What bugged us is that the lead character unfortunately makes dumb decisions even before the woods start affecting her mind. Like who prepares to go searching in dangerous woods with just a hoodie and backpack with no water or food? She has clearly not thought the whole thing through.

What we liked: While there are a few early jump scares, there is mostly a slow build-up to the action, which lets you get to know the main characters and care for them a bit. We liked that there isn’t a ton of profanity nor gore, yet the movie manages to creep you out. It keeps you guessing.

What we didn’t like: The forest itself isn’t very spooky. The filmmakers could have thrown some fog machines and creepy sounds in there and really freak people out. Too much reliance on jump scares.

TWK Rating: 7 out of 10. Recommended for date night or just having a good laugh with your friends after those jump scares!

THE FOREST, MPAA-rated “PG-13,” hits theaters nationwide from Gramercy Pictures on JANUARY 8, 2016.

DIRECTOR: Jason Zada
WRITERS: Ben Ketai and Sarah Cornwell and Nick Antosca
CAST: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken

http://theforestisreal.com/

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Brandy Reiter from 100 Things to Do Before High School

Here’s a quick Q & A with Brandy Reiter from Nickelodeon’s hit show 100 Things to Do Before High School.

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What’s in a name?

For Brady Reiter, star of the new “100 Things To Do Before High School,” hers has to do with an iconic TV show. “My parents were both married before and we became a blended family. Everyone kept saying, ‘You’re like ‘The Brady Bunch.’

“If my mom heard that one more time, she was going to scream,” says Reiter. “Then they named me Brady.”

Uh, there can be issues with an unusual first name. “On my birthday cake this summer, someone wrote, ‘Happy Birthday Brad,’” she says with a laugh. “Some people call me Brandy. I do have a Tom Brady jersey.”

Soon, everyone will know her name because Reiter plays the juicy role of Mindy Minus on “100 Things to Do Before High School.” “It’s a great show because it’s relatable. You’ve been in middle school. I’ve been in middle school. It never changes.”

Q: Tell us more about Mindy Minus. And is it fun to play the meanie? 

A:  “She’s the popular girl, the queen bee. She can be very mean. I do think that throughout the season, we’ll see Mindy’s sensitive side. It’s the best to play the meanie, but my friends are like, ‘You’re really nice….wait, you play the mean girl?’ Originally, I tried out for the nice girl CJ. I taped my audition and flew out to LA for a callback. They said, ‘We love you…but not for this role. We want you to audition for Mindy.’ Then we got the call. My Dad got the call and I heard him say, ‘Oh. Really. Ok.’ Then he hung up the phone and told me. My mom and I started jumping around like crazy.”

Q: Switching gears, tell us how you look so amazing. What are a few of your favorite new products?

A: “I  love a new product called Plaque HD. It’s really awesome. You brush your teeth and it shows you where you still have plaque. You re-brush and focus on that area. My dentist used it on me and it makes brushing your teeth, actually fun. I can’t live without it now.”

Q: Any other favorite beauty tips as we go into the holiday season?

A:  “I’m into Bumble + Bumble hair products, especially the coconut conditioner. I like Tarte makeup because it’s natural and organic. I have really sensitive skin, so I have to be careful.”

100 Things to Do Before High School is a children’s sitcom airing on Nickelodeon and created by Scott Fellows. The program stars Isabela Moner, Jaheem Toombs, and Owen Joyner.

Catch new episodes Saturdays at 9am and follow Brady on TWITTER!

http://www.nick.com/100-things-to-do-before-high-school/

MORE ABOUT BRADY:

Actress notable for her television role in Nickelodeon’s 100 Things to Do Before High School and for her role in the straight-to-DVD movie Tooth Fairy 2.

BEFORE FAME:

She began her acting career as early as 2008. She guest-starred on Big Time Rush and Are We There Yet?

TRIVIA:

She became a spokesperson for the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.

FAMILY LIFE:

She was born in Orlando, Florida.

As Posted on Threemorrow.com:  http://www.threemorrow.com/3questions-w-brandy-reiter/ 

Dance Showdown Season 4 Behind the Scenes

DanceOn’s Dance Showdown returns for Season 4 on October 13th, 2015 and we got a sneak peek at the action with a behind the scenes tour of the set where we spoke with some of the contestants and judges. Make sure you subscribe to DanceOn so you don’t miss a show! https://www.youtube.com/user/DanceOn

Interviews: Gabbie Hanna, Steve Kardynal, Anze Skrube, Jorge Narvaez, Jackie Hernandez, Laurieann Gibson, Matt Steffanina, Michael Peele & Arika Sato

The Anthem of the Heart Opens November 1st in the US and Canada

“I have feelings I can’t tell anybody hidden deep in a shell inside of my heart. But, really, I want to shout it out…my honest feelings like a beautiful anthem is waiting to break free.”
Jun is a girl whose words have been sealed away. She was once a very happy girl, but because of a <certain thing> she said when she was very young, her family was torn apart.
One day, the egg fairy appeared in front of her and sealed away her ability to talk in order to stop her from hurting anybody else.
Since this traumatic experience, Jun lives in the shadows away from the limelight.
But, one day she is nominated to become an executive member of the “community outreach council.” On top of that, Jun is also appointed to play the main lead in their musical…

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So reads the introduction for The Anthem of the Heart, a music-rich anime featuring the talents of Director Tatsuyuki Nagai, Screenplay Writer Mari Okada, and Character Designer Masayoshi Tanaka plus the voice talents of Inori Minase as lead Jun and Koki Uchiyama (Takumi), Sora Amamiya (Natsuki) and Yoshimasa Hosoya (Daiki).

The film is doing brisk business in Japan, earning more than 300 million yen (around $2.5 million US) in its first five days with a tally of 235,000 tickets sold, beating the opening figures for the smash Anohana. It is being distributed in North America by Eleven Arts, and opens in select theaters in the US and Canada on November 1st.

For more information, visit the movie’s official website: http://anthemoftheheart.com

The film is NOT RATED.

Runtime: 120min.

Japanese language with English Subtitles

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Boruto: Naruto the Movie Trailer – Film Opens October 10th!

Boruto_Naruto_movie_posterBoruto:Naruto the Movie is the highly anticipated anime film based on author Masashi Kishimoto’s manga and directed by Hiroyuki Yamashita. Slated for release across 80 cities in the US and Canada on October 10th, 2015, fans can find out more and purchase tickets by visiting the ElevenArts website.

Synopsis

“With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from five of their allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada, who adores Naruto, Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi… And Boruto, Naruto’s son who shows great potential, but despises his father.

“Sasuke who’s been on a mission in another dimension appears before Naruto to warn of a strange impending danger he has sensed.  Shrouded with an evil aura,  Momoshiki and Kinshiki appear during the Exams and attempt to assassinate Naruto with the Rinnegan.  Boruto is petrified and unable to do a thing while Sasuke guards him. As Naruto steps in front to shield them, he smiles faintly and disappears in front of Boruto.

“An inconceivable foe lies in wait as Sasuke, the Five Kage and Boruto with a determination of steel, charge into another dimension!”

Now, let’s check out the full 90 second trailer (intro by our lead teen host Michael Pena):

http://dai.ly/x30mzvw

For those attending Comic-con in NYC, they can catch the premiere on October 10th as well as meet the author Masashi Kishimoto.

 

 

Barely Lethal Press Conference w Hailee Steinfeld, Dove Cameron & Sophie Turner

Barely Lethal, the new teen action movie directed by Kyle Newman and starring Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner, Dove Cameron and Thomas Mann opens theatrically on May 29th, and Teens Wanna Know covered the press conference for the film held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Scroll down to watch our video, and stay tuned for our one-on-one with Dove Cameron!

The movie is about Megan Walsh (Hailee Steinfeld),a teenage special ops agent raised in the Prescott School for Girls, a top-secret government agency run by Maxwell Hardman (Samuel L.
Jackson). Yearning for a “normal” adolescence, Megan fakes her own death and enrolls as an exchange student in a typical American high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school can be more difficult than international espionage. When her former nemesis, Victoria Knox (Jessica Alba), tracks Megan down, the extracurricular activities are more than one teenager can handle.

DIRECTV subscribers have been able to watch the movie for a month now through its DIRECTV CINEMA service, reflecting the growing trend of movies which are made available online at the same time or even before they open in cinemas.

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Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner and Dove Cameron – Photos by Willie Pena for Teens Wanna Know

 

Official Trailer