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Sep 16, 2016

SNOWDEN Book, Bandaid Contentest

In 2013, NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked a large number of classified documents to the media, exposing the U.S. government's covert surveillance activities.

Some called the whistleblower a hero, while others called him a traitor.

Open Road Films brings "Snowden" to theaters Sept. 16.

Now, Thisfunktional has a Snowden Gift pack – a book and a Bandaid – to give a lucky winner.

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On Twitter, follow and mention @Thisfunktional with your thoughts on Edward Snowden, is he a hero or a traitor?.

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Finally, on on the right-hand sidebar at the top subscribe by entering your email in "subscribe to newsletter" and follow the instructions.

I will choose 1 winner from each method. No repeat winners.

Disclaimer: Five winners will be chosen. Contest runs to Sept. 20, 2016 at noon PST. Winners will be notified on Sept 20, 2016 by 10 p.m PST with instructions on how to claim your prize. No purchase necessary. Prize provided by Sony Home Entertainment  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses.

Sep 15, 2016

FROM THE VAULT EP to Be Released by Rebel Pop Singer-Songwriter Katie Costello on Sept. 16

REBEL POP singer/songwriter Katie Costello is releasing her new EP "From the Vault." 

The music video for the first single, "A Beautiful Mystery" is being released with the EP.

"A Beautiful Mystery" was in the Claire Danes film "As Cool As I Am" and the hit MTV show "Teen Wolf." 

"Here & Now" was in a Kellogg's ad. 

Along with the EP's "Silver & Gold," "I'll Be Here" and "Lights," these 2 tracks were not originally for release. 
Completing her third full-length album (due early 2017), her first since 2011's "Lamplight", Katie Costello said, "These songs had fallen through the cracks. My fans got them on my radar."
"From the Vault" is sure to be enjoyed by music fans of all stripes. 

From the new jazz standard, "Lights" to the rockin' "A Beautiful Mystery" with pop appeal, "From the Vault" is sure to put a spring to the step of all listeners.

Founded in 2008, REBEL POP Records is an Independent Label and Music Publisher [Rebel Pop Songs (BMI)], founded by Katie Costello and Vivekan. Its mission is to bring quality popular music from the heart of sincere Artists, straight to music fans all over the world. 

Along with "From the Vault", its catalog of releases include, "Rebel Pop Singer Songwriter", "Kaleidoscope Machine," and more.

Disney 2016 Fall Preview for DOCTOR STRANGE, New Featurette

Summer might be coming to a close 
but the fun isn’t going to stop

This Fall Marvel Studios brings us DOCTOR STRANGE and you won’t want to miss it

From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands.

When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality.

Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Third Show Added Disney in Concert Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS at The Hollywood Bowl



In Concert Live to Film
Conductor John Mauceri with Full Orchestra & Choir

Fans of Disney's timeless holiday classic "TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" will now have another chance to see "DISNEY IN CONCERT'S TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" at the Hollywood Bowl on October 28 at 8:00 P.M. 

The first two nights of this concert event sold out within days when it was announced Los Angeles' reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman would return to the Hollywood Bowl performing his role of Jack Skellington singing live to film. 

Elfman will be joined by other original cast members including Catherine O'Hara (Sally), Ken Page (Oogie Boogie) and Paul Reubens (Lock).

Tickets for the third and final concert go on sale September 16 at 10:00 A.M. Pacific via all Ticketmaster outlets. 

To purchase by phone call (800) 745-3000 or online at
Danny Elfman, who wrote the film's songs (music and lyrics), composed its original score and was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington said, "Being able to perform "Nightmare" live last year, in sync to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill. But having Catherine O'Hara, Ken Page and Paul Reubens to perform with me really made it a unique and magical experience. I'm happy to bring it to our amazing Los Angeles audience one more time."
Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will lead the full orchestra and choir performing the film's classic score and songs live to picture.

Named "#1 Concert of 2015" by the Orange Country Register, HALLOWEEN AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL- TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS- IN CONCERT LIVE TO FILM will transform this legendary venue into Halloween Town with special pre-show activities including an audience participation costume contest, unique photo opportunities and trick-or-treating stations. Tim Burton-inspired costumes are encouraged.

First released in 1993, Tim Burton's "THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" was directed by Henry Selick (JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH), and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. 

The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. 

Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - to help him kidnap Santa Claus. The film is rated "PG".

The concert is produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams and Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts, the team that recently presented the highly-acclaimed "DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL" starring Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson.

"DISNEY IN CONCERT'S TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" is produced under license by Disney Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. Disney Concerts currently licenses 14 different concert packages including, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year accounted for approximately 325 performances in some of the world's top venues, including, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl.

All acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.

Know Before You Go: for parking information.

Sep 12, 2016

BH TILT Releases Official Poster for INCARNATE


A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

The film will be released in theaters December 2

Cruel Hand Officially Release New Album YOUR WORLD WON'T LISTEN




American hardcore punk band Cruel Hand have officially released their new full-length album "Your World Won't Listen" with Hopeless Records.

Fans can now purchase the album on iTunes & MerchNow.

Cruel Hand recently announced a fall tour with Eternal Sleep and Will To Die.

The tour kicks off on October 19th in Virginia Beach, VA and will wrap up on Nov. 4 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tickets are on sale now on the band's website. 

They'll perform tonight for a record release show at the SPACE Gallery in their hometown of Portland, ME.

The band also recently released a brand new video for their song "Decompose," 

The video was shot while the band was on their way to Warped Tour this summer.

Check out the music video for "Dead Eyes Watching", which appears on the album, here:

'Your World Won't Listen' Tracklisting
  1. Nowhere, Nothing, Never
  2. Decompose
  3. King
  4. Dead Eyes Watching
  5. Too Far From That 
  6. Your World Won't Listen
  7. Through With You
  8. Deep Six Hole
  9. In This Alone
  10. Buried Inside 
  11. Liquid Paper
  12. Threes
Upcoming Tour Dates

Sept 9 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery ** Record release show
Sept 10 - Palladium Upstairs - Worcester, MA

w/ Eternal Sleep and Will To Die
Oct 19 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
Oct 20 - Birmingham, AL - High Note
Oct 21 - Dallas, TX - So What Fall Festival
Oct 22 - Austin, TX - Empire Control Room
Oct 24 - El Paso, TX - Mesa Music Hall
Oct 25 - Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
Oct 26 - Yuma, AZ - Prison Hill Park
Oct 27 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Oct 28 - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland Presents
Oct 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
Nov 1 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
Nov 2 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 3 - Cincinnati, OH - Northside Yacht Club
Nov 4 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
Nov 5 - Hartford, CT - Wallingford American Legion Hall

Since forming in 2006, Cruel Hand's sound is equal parts New York hardcore and west coast thrash, all with a twist of their own. The band has toured the globe relentlessly, sharing stages with bands like Terror, H20, Balance and Composure, Title Fight and many more.

For more information
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Rock Wolves New Rock Trio Featuring Members of Scorpions, Mad Max, H-Blockx Release Video For ROCK THE NATION

Self-Titled Debut Album Scheduled For Release October 28 Release Via SPV/Steamhammer
ROCK WOLVES featuring Herman Rarebell, Michael Voss and Stephan "Gudze" Hinz, release their debut single "Rock For The Nations" in digital format. 

The song is taken from the forthcoming album "Rock Wolves" out on Oct. 28.

They have also released the video for the single today. Watch it HERE.
Herman Harebell said, "Rock for the nations is better than war for the nations. Rock Wolves bring the nations good rock music. See you soon at our concerts."
"Rock Wolves" will be released worldwide (ex Japan) as digi, LP and download on Oct. 28 through SPV/Steamhammer.

Track Listing:
1. Rock For The Nations 3:46
2. Surround By Fools 4:03
3. Out Of Time 3:31
4. What About Love 3:28
5. The Blame Game 3:19
6. Riding Shotgun 3:26
7. Nothings Gonna Bring Me Down 3:05
8. The Lion Is Loose 3.33
9. I Need Your Love 3:33
10. Lay With Me 3:30
11. Inside Out 3:09 (iTunes exclusive bonus track)


After his adventures with the mummies of Guanajuato and of being in the middle of the independence war, Leo San Juan is taken prisoner when he gets mistaken for an insurgent rebel by the royalist army soldiers while on his way back to Puebla. 

While locked in an old abandoned convent among other rebels, a frightening winged monster appears next to them: El Chupacabras, who attacks prisoners and guards alike. Abandoned to their fate, Leo and the rebels must fight the monster and escape before the royalists blow up the convent. 

As he struggles to survive he will discover the secret behind El Chupacabras and will have to make the most difficult decision of his life.

Well Go USA Entertainment Locks North American Rights to Feng Xiaogans' I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY

Theatrical release set for Oct. 7 Following 
a Wide Release in China on Sept. 30

Following Sept. 8's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Xiaogang Feng’s (Aftershock, Back to 1942, If You Are the One) "I Am Not Madame Bovary." 

The drama stars Fan Bingbing (Skiptrace, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Buddha Mountain), one of China's leading actresses and biggest box office draws, as well as Guo Tao (The Dead End, Guns and Roses) and Da Peng (Jian Bing Man, Impossible).

Well Go USA has committed to a theatrical release in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 7, which follows the wide release in China on Sept. 30.

Based on Mao Dun Literature Prize winner Liu Zhenyun’s 2012 novel I Did Not Kill My Husband and his adapted screenplay, "I Am Not Madame Bovary" tells the satirical story of Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing), a village woman accused of being an adulterer. 

After a ruling is made against her in her divorce case, she begins an annual ‘journey of petition’ to Beijing in order to prove that her divorce was a sham, and to redeem her reputation.
“'I Am Not Madame Bovary' is a powerful and innovative film starring one of China's most acclaimed actresses under the direction of a true master,” Well Go USA Entertainment’s President & CEO Doris Pfardrescher said. "This is a transformative role for Fan Bingbing and one which we think will translate with North American audiences."
The film is presented by Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Beijing Skywheel Entertainment, Huayi Brothers Pictures and Zhejiang Dongyang Mayla Media with Qi Jianhong, Wang Zhongjun, Song Ge, Wang Zhonglei and Feng Xiaigang. 

The executive associate producer is Du Yang and associate producers are T.K. Yang, Randy Liu, Sunny Sun and Hu Xiaofeng. 

The film is produced by Zhang Dajun; executive produced by Wang Zhonglei, Zhou Maofei, Zhao Lei and Jerry Ye; and co-produced by Wang Yang, Joe Tam and Hu Xiaofeng.

The deal was negotiated by Well Go USA Entertainment’s Doris Pfardrescher and Golden Network’s Clarence Tang, who is spearheading Asian sales, along with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Wild Bunch is handling Europe.

Well Go USA Entertainment ( is a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in independent film distribution, Well Go's titles can be seen across a variety of platforms, including theatrical, digital, subscription and cable VOD, packaged media and broadcast television. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Taiwan, and China.

Recent Well Go USA Entertainment releases include Hong-jin Na's THE WAILING, Sang-ho Yeon's TRAIN TO BUSAN, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s THE ASSASSIN and Wilson Yip’s IP MAN 3.

Toronto International Film Festival World Premiere of SING



The upcoming animated film "Sing" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a fantastic live performance of "Hallelujah" performance by Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson.

In "Sing," a koala named Buster recruits his best friend to help him drum up business for his theater by hosting a singing competition.

In Theaters December 21

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