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Jan 21, 2021

Celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day today with FLORA & ULYSSES

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Today is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and Disney+ is helping people celebrate with an activity sheet from the upcoming live-action movie “Flora & Ulysses,” premiering February 19 exclusively on Disney+.

Spend some time with the family having fun completing this activity sheet.

Disney's “Flora & Ulysses” is a comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life--and her outlook--forever. "Flora & Ulysses" stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel "Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo, the film's screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.

Learn more about squirrels and celebrate the day with some fun activities brought to you by the new Disney+ original movie “Flora & Ulysses.”


FLORA & ULYSSES

Premiering Exclusively On Disney+ February 19

Jan 17, 2021

Watch the trailer for I AM TOXIC


Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The trailer for Jinga Films’ sci-fi film “I Am Toxic,” available on Video On Demand and DVD February 1, looks to have an exciting post apocalyptic story.

The film looks visually stunning with magnificent acting and some awesome locations..

A man wakes in a world ravaged by biological warfare with no memory of his previous life. Taken prisoner by a group of scavengers he meets a young woman who helps him escape. As the scavengers pursue them through a toxic wasteland he discovers that he must make the ultimate sacrifice to save her.

“I Am Toxic” is directed by Pablo Pares.

The film is from Argentina and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

I AM TOXIC
Coming To Video On Demand And DVD February 1

Watch the trailer for CRONE WOOD

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The trailer for Danse Macabre’s horror film “Crone Wood, coming to Video On Demand and DVD February 1, shows a frightening story of a trip to the woods.

This horror film from Ireland seems like it will have many jump scares and dark scenes that would be great to watch in a dark room.

A young couple embark on a camping adventure in the countryside. They choose Crone Wood, an infamous spot with a history of witches and folklore. But as the darkness settles, strange noises start to be heard and mysterious lights are spotted between the trees. What starts out as a curiosity, quickly descends into a nightmare as they discover that the horrors of Crone Wood go far beyond local legend. Thrown into a world of cults and ritualistic murder, they quickly discover that pagan Ireland is alive and well.

 “Crone Wood” includes cast members Elva Trill and Ed Murphy.

CRONE WOOD
Coming To Video On Demand And DVD February 1

Jan 16, 2021

Watch the trailer for AGENT REVELATION

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Watch the trailer to Quiver Distribution’s action sci-fi movie “Agent Revelation,” coming to On Demand and Digital January 22, 2021.

The unique mixture of action and spirituality makes this movie an action movie which also carries more depth.

Star Trek icon Michael Dorn stars in the action-packed sci-fi jaunt AGENT REVELATION, premiering On Demand January 22 from Quiver Distribution.
 
Written, directed by and starring Derek Ting, the film fixes on Jim Yung, a rejected CIA analyst, has been exposed to an ancient 'dust' that transforms him into a super soldier that can communicate with aliens. When a secret organization works with him to discover why aliens have returned to Earth, the truth comes at a price.

“Agent Revelation” written, directed, and starring Derek Ting and the cast includes Michael Dorn, Kayla Ewell, Eve Mauro, and Teo Brines.

AGENT REVELATION
Coming To On Demand And Digital January 22, 2021

SELENA: THE SERIES captivated fans, part 2 premieres May 14

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

25 million Households Globally Enjoyed Part 1

The wonderful Netflix series “Selena: The Series,” now streaming on Netflix, announces its part 2 finale coming to Netflix May 14.

After the success of part 1, the final part comes with much anticipation.

Now on the brink of stardom, Selena Quintanilla’s journey through the Tejano music world continues. Learning how to handle her newfound success, Selena struggles to balance, family, love, and a burgeoning career. Part 2 of Selena: The Serieschronicles the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigate together as she becomes the most successful female Latin artist of all time.

Part 2 will include nine episodes.

“Selena: The Series” was created by Moises Zarmora. The cast includes Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, Seidy López, Jesse Posey, and Natasha Perez.

SELENA: THE SERIES
Part 1 Now Streaming On Netflix
Part 2 Coming May 14

Jan 15, 2021

Watch the trailer for I CARE A LOT

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Watch the incredible trailer for Netflix’ “I Care A Lot,” coming to Netflix February 19.

In the trailer the drama is clear and the story seems to only get more intense.

Poised with sharklike self-assurance, Marla Grayson (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is a professional, court-appointed guardian for dozens of elderly wards whose assets she seizes and cunningly bilks through dubious but legal means. It’s a well-oiled racket that Marla and her business-partner and lover Fran (Eiza González) use with brutal efficiency on their latest “cherry,” Jennifer Peterson (two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest) — a wealthy retiree with no living heirs or family. But when their mark turns out to have an equally shady secret of her own and connections to a volatile gangster (Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage), Marla is forced to level up in a game only predators can play — one that’s neither fair, nor square.

The cast of “I Care A Lot” includes Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Chris Messina, Macon Blair, Alicia Witt, Damian Young, with Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Dianne Wiest and is written and directed by  J Blakeson.

I CARE A LOT
Coming To Netflix February 19

Watch the trailer for Disney+’s FLORA & ULYSSES

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of Thisfunktional.com

More great content is coming to Disney+ as they release the trailer and poster for “Flora & Ulysses,” premiering on Disney+ on February 19.

The trailer shows an imaginative story full or excitement and heart.

Disney+ released the trailer and new images for the comedy-adventure “Flora & Ulysses,” premiering exclusively on Disney+  February 19.

The film is based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers, which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life--and her outlook--forever. 

"Flora & Ulysses" stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel "Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo, the film's screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.

Make sure to mark down the date to enjoy this movie with the entire family.

FLORA & ULYSSES
Premiering on Disney+ February 19

Jan 13, 2021

Watch the trailer for documentary CLAPBOARD JUNGLE


Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The trailer for “Clapboard Jungle,” coming to digital January 19, 2021, shows a documentary story for every indie filmmaker and any person who enjoys film.

Throughout the documentary viewers can get a taste of the ongoing battle getting a film made is and why so many films that come out seem to be the same story told over and over again.

Justin McConnell’s captivating ode to independent filmmaking, CLAPBOARD JUNGLE, named one of 2000’s best documentaries from outlets including Unseen Films and DirectorsNotes, is available on digital January 19, 2021 in the U.S (via Gravitas Ventures/Kamikaze Dogfight) and Canada (Indiecan Entertainment). 

An emotional and introspective journey following five years in the life and career of an independent filmmaker, supported by dozens of interviews, posing one question: how does an indie filmmaker survive in the current film business? Featuring interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Stanley, Barbara Crampton, Paul Schrader, Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Michael Biehn, Frank Henenlotter, and many more.

The acclaimed documentary, sitting at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and an Official Selection of Fantasia, Sitges, Frightfest (Winner Best Documentary), Night Visions, IFI Horrorthon, South African Horrorfest (Winner Best Documentary), CUFF.Docs, Terror-Fi New Zealand, Buffalo Dreams (Winner Best Documentary), Fantaspoa (2021), and Canadian Film Fest, will be available in the US and Canada January 19, 2021.

CLAPBOARD JUNGLE
Coming To Digital January 19, 2021

Watch these two clips from the season 1 finale of National Geographic’s TRAFFICKED WITH MARIANA VAN ZELLER

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktonal.com

There’s no documentary like a National Geographic’s documentary and these clips show how “Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller,” the season 1 finale airing on January 13, 20211 at 9/8C, show an example of the kind of footage that the series is able to get to be able to capture the intensity of the situation.

Armed with National Geographic’s trademark inside access, “TRAFFICKED” with Mariana van Zeller takes viewers on a journey inside the most dangerous black markets on the planet. Each investigation in the eight-part series embeds with Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist Mariana van Zeller as she explores the complex and often violent inner workings of a smuggling network. While she dives deeper and deeper into these underworlds, Mariana reveals — with characteristic boldness and empathy — that the people operating these trafficking rings are often a lot more like us than we realize. “TRAFFICKED” with Mariana van Zeller premiered December 2.


Make sure to catch the finale on January 13, 2021 at 9/8 C.

The entire series has shown some incredible insight into the dealing in the black market and investigative journalist Mariana van Zeller faced some unbelievable situations to be blue to show everything this series has shown.

Sinaloa, Mexico - Mariana van Zeller (R) with sicarios, or hitmen, who are members of the Sinaloa Cartel. (Credit: National Geographic/Muck Media)

Netflix releases the trailer for TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER, announces release date

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Netflix has released the trailer for “To All The Boys: Always and Forever,” the third installment to the franchise, and announces February 12, 2021 as the release date.

With two incredible movies already in the franchise, this trailer shows an amazing third part.

Senior year of high school takes center stage as Lara Jean returns from a family trip to Korea and considers her college plans — with and without Peter.

Lana Condor, Noah Centineo and more return for this third installment. Based on Jenny Han's bestselling book series.

The drama continues, the romance continues, and the characters continue to grow and progress.

TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER
Premiering On Netflix February 12, 2021

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