EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SPONGE IS COMING ASHORE FOR WORLD OCEANS DAY!
Celebrating the Home Entertainment Debut of the New Hit Movie,
SpongeBob Treat Truck Will Distribute Free Bikini Bottom Snacks,
Plus Reusable Totes And Tips On Helping The World’s Oceans
WHAT: SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore in Houston, bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob frozen treats! Fans can keep cool with tasty snacks, pose for photos with SpongeBob as his superhero alter-ego Invincibubble, plus get a free reusable tote bag and tips on helping to keep the world’s oceans healthy. The Sponge Out Of Water eight-city tour leads up to World Oceans Day on June 8th.
World Oceans Day is a UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. This year, people are encouraged to pledge not to take any disposable plastic bags for a whole year and families can learn why it’s important to keep plastics out of the ocean at www.worldoceansday.org.
Come join the family-friendly fun, check out the truck, get your own ocean-friendly tote bag, plus more free goodies! The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is available now on Digital HD, and arrives on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™ and DVD June 2nd.
WHEN: Monday, May 25
WHERE: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Houston Aquarium, 1513 North MacGregor Dr.
Check out www.SpongeOutOfWater.com for complete details of the tour stops. #SpongeOutOfWater
Check it out horror fans!! I just received a press release from the lovely Jessica Cameron. Make sure you read all the goods below…then…prepare yourself for one crazy, bloody, sexy trailer. (lol)
MANIA TEASER TRAILER RELEASED
Jessica Cameron Unleashes the First Footage of MANIA
Director/Scream Queen Jessica Cameron has shared the first bit of footage from her sophomore directorial vehicle, titled MANIA . The teaser trailer can be viewed at the link below:
The plot of the film revolves around two lesbian lovers who flee their home and travel cross country after a brutal murder. The movie stars Ellie Church ( Time to Kill, Headless) in the lead role of Mel.
Mania is scheduled to start the festival circuit later this year. Fans are encouraged to ask for it at their favorite festival.
MANIA was one of three features that were filmed simultaneously while traveling across the United States in an RV. Desolation was the other narrative feature, which is a modern hitch hiker tale in which Cameron stars along side Carlo Mendez (The Bay, The Second Coming of Christ). Kill the PA will be the feature length documentary that chronicles the making of both movies, giving the fans an eye opening, honest look into how indie films are made.
Cameron launched her directing career with the multiaward winning film Truth or Dare which went on to win 33 awards across the globe at various film festivals including the Twin Cities Film Festival, Frightfest London, and Monster Fest in Australia, amongst others. She reteamed with Truth or Dare cohorts Mem Ferda ( The Devil’s Double, Hyena ) and Jonathan Scott Higgins ( Utero ). Ferda produced, with Higgins and Cameron executive producing from a script by Higgins
Here is what Cameron had to say about the teaser:
“ I’m so excited to share this fun little tease from my feature MANIA. This is one of the sexiest films that I have seen in long time, and I know fans are going to love it as much as I do. This film is as naughty as Truth Or Dare is dirty. ”
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For additional information regarding the MANIA , please see the links below:
I checked out another movie folks…
THE D TRAIN is about a dude named Dan Landsman (Jack Black) – who in high school…wasn’t exactly the coolest kid in school. Now all grown up – he leads a few of his high school classmates on an adventure. What’s this adventure I speak of?! (lol) The adventure of putting their 20 year high school reunion together. One night…Dan sees a TV commercial – – in that commercial is Oliver Lawless (James Marsden) – the MOST popular guy from his high school!! He’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign. Dan is now on a mission – – to go to Los Angeles…find Oliver…and bring him back to the reunion. If all goes as planned – DAN will be the coolest guy in town. (lol)
My thoughts on THE D TRAIN…
THE GOOD! I really liked this movie people. Let me just get this out of the way. When I asked my wife if she wanted to watch it. She says to me, “Who’s in itn?” I say, “Jack Black.” She says, “Ahhhhh I don’t know. Jack Black can be really dumb.” I say, “Just watch it and be quiet woman!!” (Ok, I didn’t really say that part) Either way…after it was done – She liked it!! If you watch the trailer – – it just gives you a snippet of what really happens in this movie. (lol) Everyone in the movie was great. You will laugh. Be prepared though – – when watching this – – some of you might say, “WTF JUST HAPPENED??!” – – – just go with it. (lol) It gets pretty hilarious…then border line dark…then back to happy go lucky. (lol) Just wattccchhh the movie people. Hmmmmm…what else did I like. Oh. The soundtrack – the movie’s got some really good tunes. I also liked the 80’s feel I got – almost like a John Hughes movie. (lol) I’m old – what can I say. (lol) Oh…one more thing. James Marsden. I’m not exactly a fan of the dude – he just never stood out to me – but in THE D TRAIN. He’s solid. He’s officially on my radar…in a good way. (lol)
THE BAD! No complaints. I like it all. (lol)
I give THE D TRAIN… 4 out of 5 popcorns. Like I said before. I thought it was a really good movie and deserves a watch. It’s not your typical Jack Black movie that’s for sure. This one definitely shows his acting chops. Watch it people!
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THE D TRAIN opened in Houston last Friday – check out your local listing – heck, you might wanna check VOD.
XFINITY OFFERS TAYLOR SWIFT BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR CONTENT AND EXPERIENCES AS PART OF “THE 1989 WORLD TOUR” SPONSORSHIP
Comcast’s XFINITY Brand Becomes Lead Sponsor of All U.S. Tour Dates
Customers Get Access to Behind-The-Scenes Videos, Plus Chances to Win Tickets, Meet & Greets, Backstage Tours, and Tour Merchandise
Comcast today announced that the company’s Xfinity brand will become the lead sponsor of Taylor Swift’s The 1989 World Tour, offering its customers benefits such as access to behind-the-scenes video footage from tour rehearsals as well as the chance to meet the seven-time Grammy winner and win backstage tours, tour merchandise and concert tickets.
Xfinity will become the lead sponsor of all U.S. tour dates on The 1989 World Tour, starting on May 20 in Bossier City, LA and ending on October 31 in Tampa, FL.
“Taylor Swift is a global superstar and her fans have an unrivaled passion for everything she touches,” said Todd Arata, VP, Brand Marketing, Comcast Cable. “And now, Xfinity and Taylor Swift are coming together to bring Taylor fans an experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
As a part of the sponsorship, Xfinity will build an unprecedented Xfinity On Demand experience including videos that give viewers a backstage pass to what goes into preparing for each show of The 1989 World Tour. Customers also will get On-Demand access to a curated collection of movies, TV shows and talk show appearances featuring Taylor as well her music videos.
“Throughout the tour we’ll also surprise fans with ticket giveaways, signed merchandise and more, including a lip sync competition among fans for the chance to meet Taylor herself,” added Arata.
At each U.S. concert venue, Xfinity will host a backstage “vibe room” where select Xfinity customers and concertgoers will have an opportunity to go on backstage tours and attend a meet-and-greet with Taylor. At select tour locations, the brand will also create an “Xfinity Zone,” where concertgoers will have an opportunity to experience the best of Xfinity, including the X1 Entertainment Operating System. Visitors can also have fun with a photo booth that enables fans’ photos to be super-imposed onto backgrounds featuring the singer.
Xfinity is Comcast’s residential service brand and the nation’s largest video and high-speed Internet provider and more information about the Taylor Swift sponsorship can be found at xfinity.com/1989.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.
HERE IT IS FOLKS!! The screening giveaway for POLTERGEIST!! I have screening codes for the following cities – HOUSTON and SAN ANTONIO. You better download these suckers…they will surely go fast!!
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs with Digital HD boast over an hour of super-powered extras highlighted by three exclusive and delightfully fun sing-along music videos: “Thank Gosh It’s Monday,” “Teamwork” and “Theme Song/Rap Battle.” The Combo Packs also include eight exciting featurettes that take you from Bikini Bottom to the surface, deleted scenes and more.
Coming Ashore on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack June 2, 2015
Dive into Digital HD Two Weeks Early on May 19
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Are you ready to add this to your DVD collection!?
Check this out folks…sounds pretty cool!!
COMCAST CUSTOMERS CAN NOW “SHARE” LIVE STREAMS TO THE TV
New Xfinity Share App Lets X1 Users Live Stream Video and Send Photos and Recorded Videos to Each Other in Real Time
Comcast today announced that Xfinity customers on the X1 Entertainment Operating System can now live stream their favorite life moments over the Internet from their smartphone to the television to share with friends and family. Through the company’s new Xfinity Share app, customers can live stream or send photos and recorded videos to their TV, or to the TV of another X1 customer, as well as live stream and share content to mobile phones.
To use Xfinity Share, currently both the sender and receiver must be Xfinity Triple Play customers with X1 DVR capable set-top boxes.
“We’re giving our customers the power to share special moments in their lives as they happen,” said Patti Loyack, Vice President of Communications, Comcast Cable. “Whether a child’s baseball game, a graduation or just a beautiful sunset, Share lets users broadcast whatever they see in real time to the biggest screen in the home. So now a grandmother in San Francisco can watch along on her TV at the exact moment her grandson in Philadelphia blows out his birthday candles.”
To stream to the TV, users just need to follow these simple steps: open the Xfinity Share app, select “Stream Live” and accept the notification that appears on the TV.
The Xfinity Share app is available to download for free from the Apple Store for iOS devices or from Google Play for Android devices. The app leverages WebRTC, an open Internet standard that supports real-time communication over Web browsers. Comcast is one of the first companies to optimize this technology for the TV.
“WebRTC is a powerful technology that we’re bringing to the TV,” said Franklyn Athias, Senior Vice President, Comcast IP Communications Services. “WebRTC and X1 are a natural fit. The most advanced television entertainment operating system and the most flexible real-time communications tool combine to offer a cross-platform, multimedia experience like no other. We’re connecting customers to whom and what they love in more ways than ever.”
Later this year, additional features will be added to Share including the ability to:
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Share content with virtually anyone by sending a URL via email
Send content to up to five people at the same time
Stop, pause and rewind the live stream
Store the live stream in the X1 Photos app
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Any photos or recorded videos sent from Xfinity Share are stored in and accessible via the X1 Photos app. Customers can turn off share notifications in the Photos app as well.
READY TO MAKE EVERY PRINCESS’ FAIRY TALE COME TRUE, 2015 DISNEY ROYAL BALL QUINCEAÑERA DRESS COLLECTION BY ASHDON INC. IS NOW IN STORES
New Line Features 13 Gowns Inspired By Beloved Disney Characters, Including a New Design Channeling the Classic Tale and Live-Action Film “Cinderella”
LOS ANGELES, CA — April 23, 2015 — On the stroke of midnight, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before, but not this time. Ashdon Inc., a leading force in the bridal and formalwear industry, today announced that the 2015 Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera dress collection is now available in-stores nationwide. Featuring thirteen exquisite gowns channeling treasured Disney characters, the highly anticipated line includes a new design inspired by Walt Disney Studios’ live-action film, Cinderella, as well as a new gown for “La Corona de la Princesa.”
“Combining elements of fantasy and magic to deliver a fairy tale experience like no other, the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera dress collection was created with young Latinas in mind,” said Nick Yeh, CEO of Ashdon Brands. “These stunning Quinceañera gowns are not only perfect for fans of the timeless tale of Cinderella, but also give every Latina the opportunity to celebrate and channel the inspiring and enchanting strong qualities of their favorite Disney characters on their special day.”
Available in a variety of vibrant colors, glorious treatments and creative embellishments, young Latinas celebrating their Quinceañeras can now choose from any of the following Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera gowns, including:
- Cinderella – Inspired by Cinderella’s graceful elegance, this timeless gown brings the magic of the ballroom to life, with embellishments including glamorous draping and delicate beadwork.
- Anna – Featuring contemporary “Rosemaling” (decorative painting), beadwork and graceful symmetry, this gown captures Anna’s warmth and exuberance, while shimmering with a natural and organic elegance.
- Elsa – Inspired by snow and ice, this gown celebrates Elsa’s magical powers with its dramatic palette of icy blues and deep purples that deliver a cool elegance reminiscent of the beauty that sets in eternal winter.
- Ariel – Cascading waves of organza ruffles and oceans of jewels pay tribute to Ariel’s courageous yet free-spirited nature.
- Belle – Versailles-inspired beadwork and sophisticated silhouettes pay tribute to Belle’s elegance, intelligence and beauty.
- Jasmine – A whole new world awaits with this exotic gown’s shimmering beadwork and beautiful silhouette that celebrates Jasmine’s bold and adventurous spirit.
- Mulan – This Chinoiserie-inspired organza ball gowns capture Mulan’s heroic spirit and valiant heart.
- Pocahontas – Inspired by Pocahontas’ courageous heart and love of nature, this gown celebrate the beauty of the earth and sky, with cascading ruffles and elegant draping, adorned with dazzling beadwork.
- Rapunzel – A tribute to Rapunzel’s passion and artistic spirit, the cap-sleeve, organza ball gown features exquisite beading and a skirt inspired by organic, hand-rolled flowers, while the strapless style features a ruffled detachable skirt.
- Sleeping Beauty – As alluring and beautiful as Aurora herself, this dreamy gown features a sweetheart neckline, delicate beadwork and whimsical skirt.
- Snow White – Inspired by the compassionate nature and grace of Snow White, this stunning gown makes a graceful yet dramatic statement.
- Tiana – This enchanting gown captures Tiana’s confident attitude and independent spirit, and is perfect for masquerading across the dance floor in a dazzling New Orleans style.
- Corona de la Princesa – A special edition addition to the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera Collection, this gown’s ornate details celebrate being the ultimate princess.
The 2015 Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera dress collection is available at specialty and formal wear retailers across the U.S. and Canada. Dresses are available in sizes 0-30 with MSRPs ranging from $530-$999.
Designed and brought to life in collaboration with Disney Consumer Products, the Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera dress collection debuted in 2013 as the first ever line of Quinceañera gowns inspired by the inner qualities, personalities and stories of the Disney Princess characters.
For more information on the 2015 Disney Royal Ball Quinceañera collection and retail outlets, please visit www.QuinceRoyalBall.com.
About Ashdon, Inc.
Housed under the Ashdon brand umbrella are the highly regarded Victor Harper, Cristiano Lucci and Yumi Katsura Couture Collections whose brand is recognized on the same level with the world’s most prestigious fashion trademarks. Best recognized for their glamorous Simone Carvalli and Impression Bridal lines, Ashdon, Inc. is a leading force in the bridal and formal-wear industry. Ashdon’s collections extend with evening gowns, special occasion and bridesmaid dresses, Quinceañeras, mothers of the bride and teen prom lines, such as Xcite, Xtreme and Q by DaVinci. No stranger to the celebrity world stars such as Mariah Carey, Sofia Milos, Michelle Rodriguez, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Ashley Greene and The Bachelor’s Tara Durr all have worn gowns from one of their collections on the red carpets and down the aisle. Ashdon Brand’s gowns have been featured in Life & Style, the Teen Choice Awards as well as top-rated shows such as The Vampire Diaries, The Price Is Right, and on Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model. For more information on Ashdon, please visit www.Ashdonbrands.com.
From New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures comes the comedy “Hot Pursuit,” starring Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line,” “Wild”) and Sofía Vergara (“Chef,” TV’s “Modern Family”), under the direction of Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”). In “Hot Pursuit,” an uptight and by-the-book cop (Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas, pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.
Check it out movie fans!! Are you interested in watching an early screening of HOT PURSUIT?! Look below…do you see your city?! If so – – wait are you waiting for?!
Check this out folks – could come in handy for you or someone you know.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that shook Katmandu, Nepal this past weekend, Comcast is offering free calls to Nepal from April 25 through May 31.
Below please find the official statement on behalf of Comcast:
By Patti Loyack, Vice President of Broadband Voice
Our hearts go out to all those impacted by the devastating Earthquake in Katmandu, Nepal – the victims, their families and their loved ones. During this extremely difficult time, we want to help our customers unite with their families and friends in the aftermath. Therefore, Comcast will provide free calls to Nepal for our more than 11 million Xfinity Voice residential customers.
This will apply to all calls made to Nepal by customers between April 25 through May 31. Credits and waived fees will be automatic and no action will be required by customers.
We will continue to keep all those impacted by this tragic event in our thoughts and prayers and wish them strength during these trying times.
Link to blogpost: http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-offers-free-calls-to-nepal