Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Written by Jesus Figueroa
"Tequila Sisters" have their privileged lives shaken up by actions by those outside the family circle.
The first episode of the "Tequila Sisters" shows the different personalities of the sisters and parents.
Jen Marin, 29, "The rebel without a cork," is the only sister that does not live at home.
She moved out with her boyfriend who her father, Bill Marin, disapproves of because they have not gotten married.
Lauren Marin, 25, "The princess and the lime," is content with they way life is for her.
She lives at home and is cautious in her romantic life so things do not change her lavish lifestyle,
Jackie Marin, 23, "The lucky in love," is outspoken and has a personality that incorporate traditional values.
She has a boyfriend, Nicky, who is a professional motorcycle racer.
Catherine Marin, 22, "The wild and restless," is the youngest and comes off as shy.
She is over shadowed by her sisters, as she is the youngest, but she still carries some of the characteristics of the three older sisters.
The premiere episode introduces everyone and shows the frustration that Bill has built up as he tries to keep his family together while carrying on traditional values.
Although the tequila sisters have a privileged life they still encounter many relatable traits which aren't just Hispanic traits but universal human traits.
Jen's birthday doesn't go as the family expects it to and it causes a divide between them. This first episode sets up an exciting season with obstacles to look out for and issues which raise concern.
Catch the "Tequila Sisters" on TVGN on Tuesday at 8 p.m. PST.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
DISNEY’S “SAVING MR. BANKS” BOOK GIVES FANS
A SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK
AT THE MAKING OF THE TIMELESS CLASSIC “MARY POPPINS”
Featuring Rare and Exclusive Archival Treasures, Recording Sessions from the Academy Award®–Winning Composers, an Interactive Timeline of Historic Walt Disney Studios Milestones, Storyboards, Video and More
BURBANK, CALIF. (December 10, 2013) — Walt Disney Studios announces the release of SAVING MR. BANKS: The Official Multi-touch Book, based on Disney’s highly anticipated film “Saving Mr. Banks,” in theaters December 20, 2013. Exploring the previously untold story of how Walt Disney worked his magic on author P.L. Travers to secure the rights to her book, “Mary Poppins,” the book includes a foreword by Academy Award®-winning composer Richard Sherman; never-before-seen correspondence between Walt Disney and P.L. Travers; rare storyboards and scripts from the Disney archives; an interactive timeline of historic Walt Disney Studios milestones; original recordings of the Sherman Brothers, performing their “Mary Poppins” hit songs; facts and profiles on the key characters in “Saving Mr. Banks”—all created by Apple’s digital book creation app, iBooks Author.
The “Saving Mr. Banks” book is available for free, exclusively on iBooks at www.iTunes.com/SavingMrBanks.
Using Apple’s iBooks Author, the UK digital agency, Brandwidth was able to include video, audio and multi-touch interaction to create a robust storytelling experience. Readers can watch interviews featuring the cast and filmmakers, browse extensive photo galleries and explore the original storyboards and concept art—all in full retina detail. ‘Mary Popovers’ deliver fascinating facts throughout the book.
Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan, Andrew Mason and Troy Lum.
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An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” TV’s “Breaking Bad”).
Edwards directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, story by David Callaham, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Patricia Whitcher and Alex Garcia are serving as executive producers, alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.
The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar®-nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement”); production designer Owen Paterson (“The Matrix” trilogy); editor Bob Ducsay (“Looper”); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls,” “Ray,” “Django Unchained”); and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel (the “Lord of the Rings” films). The score is being created by Oscar®-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat (“Argo,” “The King’s Speech”).
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures production, a Gareth Edwards film, “Godzilla.” Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D, 2D and IMAX® in select theatres and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
The story is filled with weird plot twist but it's saved in terms with sensual burlesque acts.
The team of Johnny Valentine, played by David A. aka Armitage shanks Crellin, Koko La Douce, plays herself, Bombshell Belle, played by Rosalind Porter, and their recruit Bourbon Sue, played by Roxi D'Lite, are assigned to assassinate the worlds most menacing crew.
The crew consisting of the clone of Hitler, played by Brendan Hunter, Mousolini Jr., played by Matthew Graham, and Stalin, played by Dusan Rokvic, stumble about their plans as the burlesque assassins make make their plans.
The crew are much like the three stooges as their plans are comical and they fumble about in a comical manner.
The La Douce is a stunning as most of the female burlesque actresses are.
D'Lite surely does delight with a burlesque act that shocks the audience in the film as much as it will shock audiences if the film.
The ending is a happy ending with a big reveal and is fitting of the film although strange.
I give this film a 3 out of 5 Popcorns. The women of the film are what to watch. They each perform a burlesque act that each can be deemed a show stopper. The story is a small story which is funny and provocative allowing for the actresses to showcase their dances. The nonsensical additions of the clone of Hitler and Mousolini Jr. are hilarious and add to the comedy.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A system update for Nintendo 3DS is now available and brings with it new features that enable Nintendo Network ID functionality, as well as the ability to browse and post on Miiverse.
The update will allow users to register a Nintendo Network ID to their Nintendo 3DS system. If they also have a Wii U system, they can use the same Nintendo Network ID to combine their Nintendo eShop balances and Wish Lists. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content, like game demos, from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition, Miiverse support has been added, allowing Nintendo 3DS users to connect with players around the world to share experiences and game tips. While the full Miiverse experience on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection, there is also an offline mode for players without access to Wi-Fi. Users can queue up to three posts while in this mode, and those posts can be manually posted to Miiverse once a Wi-Fi connection has been established. As with Miiverse on Wii U, users can include select screen shot content from either the top or bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS system.
The update also lets Nintendo 3DS owners transfer all of their content to different Nintendo 3DS systems an unlimited number of times, once every seven days. Before the update, users could only perform a system-to-system transfer a total of five times.
For more information about this system update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/system-update. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.