In the Spotlight
Emily Osment Dishes on the Summer Season Finale of "Young and Hungry!"
For the last nine weeks, Emily Osment has been making TV audiences laugh by playing the lovable, yet not-quite-pulled-together "Gabi" on the ABC Family series "Young and Hungry." The summer season finale, titled "Young & Thirty (and getting married!)" airs on August 27th at 8:00PM.
Emily gave us a quick call recently to chat about what we can expect on the finale, her biggest hobby and what other ABC Family talent she thinks is making all the right moves. Read on to find out more about Emily and "Young and Hungry."
Tune in to the Summer Season Finale of "Young and Hungry" on ABC Family, August 27th at 8:00 PM! Click on the "Give Me More" button below for more from Emily!
Italia Ricci Talks "Chasing Life's" Summer Finale and Beyond!
ABC Family has never been known to shy away from weighty topics and "Chasing Life" is no expection. The network took a risk on a show that centers around a young woman, named April, who is just starting out in her career and dating the man of her dreams, only to find out that she has cancer.
Turns out the gamble was well-worth taking! The show is addictive with well-developed characters and storylines that have you counting down the days til the next episode.
One of the reasons the show works so well is the casting of Italia Ricci as April. The Canadian actresses recently spoke with us about the summer finale, what comes next for April and why taking the job terrified her!
Click on the "Give Me More" button to read all about our chat with Italia!
Saving the World... One Movie Theater at a Time! "Guardians of the Galaxy" Arrives in Time To Make Your Summer Better!
No doubt about it... the summer belongs to Marvel and they knock it out of the park again this year. "Guardians of the Galaxy" has been delighting movie goers in sneak peaks and now you can run to the theater and see what all the buzz is about.
We have dedicated a feature page to this much-anticpated summer blockbuster! Be sure to check it out before you head to the theater or as soon as you get home from seeing this fun-filled adventure unfold on the big screen.
We showcase pictures from the movie, you can watch the trailer and a couple of featurettes, and see a ton of great pics from the star-studded Hollywood premiere. You can also read our review of the film!
Marvel Brings Out Their Big Guns at Comic-Con International 2014!
Marvel Entertainment brought out the big guns at Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego. Their panel in the legendary Hall H began with Marvel producer, Kevin Feige, discussing what 2015 will bring in terms of the company's movies.
This lead to the Ant-Man panel, which featured stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas doing a Q and A and showing the official trailer from the film. Revealed at the panel was the fact that Corey Stoll will be playing the villain, Yellowjacket.
Next up, was the much anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron panel. Faves like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson joined newcomers, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to discuss the film and give a the audience a sneak peak of the film.
Check out some pictures from the event below:
Photos provided by: Marvel Entertainment
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Complete First Season Comes to Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 9
All the action of the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. arrives in one complete set on Blu-ray and DVD on September 9.
Fans can relive their favorite moments from Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Skye (Chloe Bennett), Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen)and the rest of the gang as they try to protect Earth's "normal" citizens from the extraordinary forces that have been invading since the Battle of New York.
If you didn't have time to watch this ABC series during the last TV season, now is your chance to get caught up on what all the buzz is about!
Below we give you a sneak peak at one of the awesome bonus features (and often a highlight for everyone!)on the set... the Bloopers!!!
Click on the "Give me More" button to learn more about this release!
Knott's Berry Farm is the Place to Be This Summer!
Knott's Berry Farm has been in the business of entertaining since 1940 and each year gets better and better!
This summer, they are celebrating the re-opening of two of the parks' most beloved attractions, Camp Snoopy and The Calico Mine Ride.
Visit our feature page to learn more about what's new with the legendary ride, how the changes were made and how you and your whole family can have unlimited fun when you visit the park! What are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Knott's today!
Disney's Planes Fire and Rescue Ignites Hope, Gratitude and Laughter in Summer Movie-Goers!
Dusty Crophopper is in need of a second chance and Disney's "Planes Fire and Rescue" gives audiences a second chance to fall even more in love with Dusty and his friends!
We have dedicated a feature page to this loveable, laugh-out-loud, fun for the whole family movie and hope that you will check it out!
You'll find an article on singer/songwriter Spencer Lee, photos from the film, activities to print and do with the whole family, and you can view a ton of pics from the star-studded premiere!There is also the trailer to watch and our movie review to read. Stay tuned for more from cast members and filmmakers! That will be added soon!
ABC Family Chefs Up a New Comedy Starring Emily Osment! "Young and Hungry" Debuts June 25!
You might remember actress Emily Osment from the Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," but now she's all grown up and staring in a new show on ABC Family. "Young and Hungry" premieres Wednesday, June 25, at 8:00pm ET/PT.
The show follows "Gabi" as she chases her dream and starts her career by becoming a personal chef for a young, successful business man. Could he also turn out to be the man of her dreams? Wouldn't that be... awkward?
Tune in to the laugh-out-loud premiere of "Young and Hungry" on ABC Family, June 25th at 8:00 PM! Click on the "Give Me More" button below for more on Emily and the show!
The Los Angeles New Media Film Festival Recognizes This Year's Best Work
Marking it's Fifth Anniversary, the Los Angeles New Media Film Festival was held on June 10 and 11th at the Landmark. Prizes were awarded in 19 categories including Documentry and Animation.
EnterTeenment News attended the Q and A session regarding Web or Mobile series and learned a lot from the nominees. We share the whole discussion with you below.
To see the list of winners in all categories and find out more about this great festival, visit www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
Congrats to all the nominees and winners!
Secrets are Revealed as Season Three Comes to an End on "Baby Daddy!" Derek Theler Gives us a Sneak Peak!
Season three of the ABC Family show "Baby Daddy" comes to a close on June 18 at 8:30PM with a season finale that promises life-changing revelations for the characters, specifically Ben and his brother Danny. Before you tune in, find out a little more about actor Derek Theler, who plays "Danny" on the popular sit-com.
The actor talks about his favorite "BD" episode, working with the cast, what we can expect from the third season finale and more!
Tune in to the third season finale of "Baby Daddy" on ABC Family, June 18th at 8:30 PM!
Katie Leclerc Talks "Switched at Birth's" Summer Premiere and How "Daphne" is About to Get Crazy!
Life is good for actress Katie Leclerc! She's been hard at work on the ABC Family hit "Switched at Birth," for the last three years and the show will debut its Season Three Summer Premiere on June 16 at 8:00PM. In real life, she is planning her wedding that will take place in September. She is quick to classify herself as a lucky girl.
On the small screen, Katie's character Daphne's life is about to get even more complicated. As if dealing with the consquences of being switched at birth isn't hard enough, there's being deaf in a hearing world and high school graduation is approaching which means going into the real world. Katie says "Daphne" lets loose in the upcoming episodes and might just take "Senior-itis" just a bit too far!
Be sure to catch the Switched at Birth third season summer premiere on ABC Family, June 16th at 8:00 PM to watch the drama unfold.
Season Two of "The Fosters" Premieres on June 16! Maia Mitchell Gives Us Some Scoop!
ABC Family is being hailed for its ground-breaking television and the addictive drama "The Fosters" is at the top of that list! On June 16, the series returns for its second season.
Actress Maia Mitchell (Disney's "Teen Beach Movie") plays Callie Jacob, a teenager who is searching for love and a family. Has she found it in a home with two Moms, natural-born children and fosters like her?
The Austrailian native chatted with us about playing "Callie," working with Rosie O'Donnel, what we can expect from season two and more!
Be sure to catch the premiere of the second season on ABC Family, June 16th at 9:00 PM!
There's More to The Story! "Maleficent" Sheds New Light on "Sleeping Beauty's" Classic Tale!
We've always known that Maleficent was one of Disney's greatest villians! Now, we finally get to know why! Brought to life on the big screen by Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent" opens on May 30 and movie fans are ready to delve into this dark tale.
We have dedicated a feature page to this highly-anticipated movie and hope that you will check it out!
You'll find photos from the film, activities to print and do with the whole family, and you can view a ton of pics from the star-studded premiere!There is also the trailer to watch and clips from the film as well! You can also read our movie review!
The Movies of 2014!
It is going to be a hot and moving summer at the movie theaters this season with action-packed blockbusters, laugh-out-loud comedies and a few tear-jerkers ready for release.
Visit the EnterTeenment News Cineplex for a run down of what's playing now and what's coming soon to a theater near you!
We've got your trailers, posters, photos, and break-downs of the stories unfolding on the big screen this year. Mark your calendars everybody! There are several great, can't miss films now playing and coming soon!
Million Dollar Arm Hits It Out Of The Park!
Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm swings into theaters on May 16! See how down-on-his-luck sports agent, JB Berstein, used an unconvential method to discover two new major leauge pitchers.
We have dedicated a feature page to this sweet, inspirational movie and hope that you will check it out!
You'll find photos from the film, learn more about the movie from cast members, filmmakers and the people who inspired the movie, and can view a ton of pics from the baseball-themed premiere! There is also the trailer to watch and clips from the film as well! Read our movie review too!
"Million Dollar Arm" Celebrates Premiere And Discovers New Pitching Talent Too!
The inspirational movie "Million Dollar Arm" opens in theaters on May 16. Cast, crew and friends gathered in Hollywood to celebrate the final product that tells the story of desperate sports agent JB Bernstein and his unconventional method of discovering two baseball stars.
Walt Disney Studios Pictures held a contest in conjunction with the release of the film hoping to find a pitcher who could throw over 100 miles an hour. Nine finalists were brought to the Green Carpet Premiere to try their luck. Josh Dahl of Glendale, AZ fell 6 mph short of the 100 goal, however, he did sign a contract with the real-life Mr. Bernstein.
Disney put together these photos to share! Click on the photo below to see them all!
Photos provided by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
See the movie starring Jon Hamm, Suraj Sharma, and Madhur Mittal, in theaters on May 16!
Find out more about "Million Dollar Arm" by visting our movie page!
Press Has Begun For "Maleficent," One of This Year's Most Anticipated Films!
On May 30, Walt Disney Studios will delve into the dark past of one of Disney's most beloved villians! "Maleficent" comes to life in a live-action version, thanks to Angelina Jolie who seems born to play the role.
Princess Aurora is beautifully played by the uber-talented, Elle Fanning. She recently joined Jolie in Paris to talk with press about the film.
Disney sent these photos to share with you!Click on the photo below to see them all!
Photos provided by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Be sure to mark your calendars for May 30! This is going to be one story that you won't want to miss watching unfold on the big screen!
Find out more about "Maleficent" by visting our movie page!
"Mom's Night Out" is a Hilarious Tribute to Mother's Everywhere! We Take You to the Red Carpet Premiere!
Just in time for Mother's Day... the hilarious "Mom's Night Out" opens in theaters on May 9.
Starring Sarah Drew (Grey's Anatomy), Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings, Goonies), Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) and country music star, Trace Adkins, this laugh-out-loud look at life is the perfect film for the family to see with Mom to thank her for all of her hard work!
EnterTeenment News was on the carpet at the premiere to talk to the movie's stars and creators about working on such a special project.Check out the video below to see part of the action from the premiere!
Head to our movie page to find out more on "Mom's Night Out!"
Several of Your Faves in Music and Television Show Up to Support the Radio Disney Music Awards!
Hundreds of thousands of you listen to Radio Disney every day for the great mix of music and super fun interviews with today's top radio and TV talent!
Many of you also cast your vote to determine the winners of the Radio Disney Music Awards. Held at the Nokia theater in Los Angeles, thousands of fans showed up to hear great performances by the likes of Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, R5 and Zendaya! They also wanted to see the actors from their favorite Disney Channel shows who showed up to present or just join in the fun themselves!
See Red Carpet Arrivals in our exclusive photo gallery below:
Photos by: Liz Smith for EnterTeenment News
If you couldn't make it to L.A. in person, the show aired on the Disney Channel on April 27. Visit Radio Disney's official Web site to see what you might have missed or to watch your favorite performaces over and over again!
Just click on the Give Me More Button!
One of Our Favorite TV Dads, David DeLuise, Pops Up on "Baby Daddy!" Tune In April 30 at 8:30PM!
Most of us know and love David DeLuise as "Jerry Russo," the warlock turned mortal and the Dad to Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin and David Henrie's characters on "Wizards of Waverly Place." Your grandparents probably loved his iconic actor/comedian father, Dom DeLuise just as much. On April 30, at 8:30PM, the versatile actor pops up on the ABC Family series "Baby Daddy," as a potential father to Chelsea Kane's character "Riley."
David checked in recently to talk about guest starring on "Baby Daddy," checking on Selena Gomez, life behind and in front of the camera, the actor who is "the son he never had" & more!
Be sure to catch this poigant episode of Baby Daddy on ABC Family, April 30th at 8:30PM!
Olivia Holt Talks "Bears," "Kickin' It" and More!
DisneyNature's "Bears" will arrive in theaters on April 18, just in time for Earth Day 2014. A familiar face to Disney fans will be heard singing the movies theme song "Carry On!"
Former Disney XD, "Kickin' It" star Olivia Holt is proud to lend her voice to the beautiful motion picture that follows the first year of life of two bear cubs along with their protective mother.
Olivia recently sat down with EnterTeenment News reporter, Kevin Gerdes, to talk about the film, her song and some other fun stuff!Check out the video below to see what Olivia had to say!
Learn more about the stunning movie "Bears" by visiting our movie page!
Olivia Holt Hosts a Special Screening of DisneyNature's "Bears!" Hear Olivia's Song "Carry On" in the Film!
Most movie-goers will have a chance to see DisneyNature's "Bears" when it opens in theaters on April 18. Disney Channel star, Olivia Holt, hosted a special screening at the Walt Disney Studios recently and some of her current co-stars stopped by to support their friend and the stunning film!
Olivia is currently starring in the new series "I Didn't Do It," on the Disney Channel. Co-stars Piper Curda and Austin North and former co-star Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin' It) were among the guests at the special viewing of DisneyNature's beautful documentary of a Momma Bear and her two cubs.
To see pictures from this fun-filled day, click on the picture to below:
Photos provided by: Walt Disney Studios/DisneyNature
Visit our movie page for more on "Bears!" Plan to start visiting your local theater on April 18th to share in this beautiful experience! Stay tuned for more on Olivia!
Draft Day Touches Down in Theaters on April 11!
Summit Entertainment fictionally takes movie-goers behind-the-scenes of one of football's most anticipated days of the year... "Draft Day."
The film stars Kevin Costner as the Cleveland Brown's General Manage, Sonny Weaver. Sonny is conflicted about having the first pick at the upcoming draft. The person he would choose is not the player that everyone else wants on the team.
EnterTeenment News was on the carpet at the premiere to talk to the movie's stars like Costner, Jennifer Garner and Tom Welling about making the movie.Check out the video below to see part of the action from the premiere!
Head to our movie page to find out more on "Draft Day!"
Disney's "The Pirate Fairy" Swashbuckles Its Way on to Blu-ray and DVD!
Tinker Bell and friends set out on a new adventure in Disney's "The Pirate Fairy!" This fun-filled adventure arrives on home video on April 1!
Disney recently hosted a premiere for "The Pirate Fairy" at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Actors who voice characters in the film like Mae Whitman (Tinker Bell), Christina Hendricks (Zarina) and Pamela Aldon (Vidia) walked the red carpet along side family and friends. Check out the video below to see part of the action from the premiere!
For more from the Red Carpet, click on the picture to below to see our photo gallery from the event.
Keep checking back for more about this upcoming release and don't forget to plan to pick up your copy on April 1!
"Pretty Little Liars'" Star Keegan Allen Meets and Greets Fans at The Charleston Town Center!!
Actor Keegan Allen has gained legions of fans by playing "Toby Cavanaugh" on the ABC Family hit "Pretty Little Liars." Hundreds of those fans showed up at the Charleston Town Center to get an autograph and say "Hi" to the charismatic actor.
Keegan arrived just as a prom fashion show was coming to a close. His presence prompted a roar from the crowd as he made his way down an escalator to a small stage. An avid photographer, Keegan carried two cameras of his own and snapped pictures of the crowd.
A DJ from Electric 102.7 was on hand to introduce Keegan and ask him a few questions. He revealed that "Ezra as A" was one of his favorite storylines and encouraged everyone to watch the season finale on March 18th. He admitted that there is a twist so surprising, even he was shocked when he heard about it.
He also revealed that they start shooting season 5 next week and that he also has plans to release an album this year. He hoped to return to Charleston to play some music sometime soon. The fans were thrilled about that possibility.
Keegan then got down to business, meeting with fans one-by-one, signing autographs and thanking them for coming. He stayed for almost three hours and was as just as nice to the last fans through as he was the first.
Click on the above picture for tons of photos from Keegan's special appearance!
To learn more about Keegan, follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeeganAllen
Brad Paisley Helps West Virginia Audience Beat This Winter!
Brad Paisley has been touring the country lately, hoping that some live music will help everyone get their minds off what a harsh winter this has been!
He brought along friends like Danielle Bradbery, Chris Young and Dee Jay Silver to help out!
Find out what happened when the "Beat This Winter" tour stopped in Charleston, West Virginia. Brad, a West Virginia native, gave the crowd a night to remember.
Click on this photo to see all kinds of pics from the show. Click the "give me more" button below to find out how Brad and company made thousands of fans forget their troubles for a while.
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Music Video Spotlight
Taylor Swift Disses the Haters in Her New Pop Single "Shake it Off!"
Taylor Swift announced some big news recently. Her first official Pop Music album titled "1989" (the year of her birth) will be released October 27! Fans get a taste of what's to come in the first single from the album called "Shake it Off." Check out the fun video below.
For more on Taylor visit www.TaylorSwift.com
The "Divergent" Soundtrack Is Diverse in Great Tunes!
By: Sarah Messer
The much anticipated movie Divergent, which is the first installment of the trilogy, released its first soundtrack on March 11, 2014. The first single released was "Find You" a dance track by Zedd, Matthew Koma, and Miriam Bryant. It is a great opening track and sets the flow for the rest of the album.
If you are a fan of Ellie Goulding then you will really enjoy this because she has three songs (four if you have the deluxe edition) and each song brings something different for a diverse listen. "Beating Heart" is definitely the standout track of the four. Another great standout is "Fight For You" by Pia Mia, and Chance the Rapper. This is a great pop/dance ballad!
There is definitely a variety of artists featured on this album including Snow Patrol, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex and M83. The big difference for this album is that is definitely an up-tempo, dancy album, whereas most soundtracks have leaned more to the indie/folk sound, so you may be surprised when you give it a listen for the first time. Check it out now!
What to Watch
Tuesday, August 26 | 8PM to 9PM | ABC Family | Pretty Little Liars
The summer season finale of "Pretty Little Liars" is here and someone doesn't survive this gasp-inducing episode titled "Taking This One to The Grave"
The girls are fed up with being pawns in whatever game Alison is playing and can't help but wonder if she might be "A."
Their suspicions force the quartet to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Tune in to this sure-to-be much-talked-about episode on Tuesday, August 26th at 8PM on ABC Family!
See a commercial for the episode here:
To find out more about "Pretty Little Liars" visit: Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family
Photos provided by: ABC Family
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We Found Your Summer Crush! "Endless Love" Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD!
Jade seems like she has it all! A beautiful teen with money, her world spins out of control when she meets David, a mechanic from the wrong side of the tracks. The two start a crazy summer love affair that seems like magic, until Jade's over protective father finds out about David and forbids her to see him.
While Jade and David would do anything to be together, her Dad will stop at nothing to keep them apart. Is Jade really willing to give up her family and fortune for this new found love? Is David really worth losing everything else?
This re-make stars Gabriella Wilde as "Jade" and Alex Pettyfer as "David." These two actors have incredible chemistry and really create a world that makes you want to fall in love despite all odds.
Bonus features on the Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD include an extended ending and deleted, extended and alternate scenes. There is also a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.
You can pick up the love story at most places where home entertainment is sold. You can also order on-line here: Enless Love
Disney's Instant Classic "Frozen" Warms Up A Long, Cold, Winter!
By Alyson McHargue
The movie that had families flocking to the movie theater during last year's holiday season has come to Blu-ray and DVD! Disney's "Frozen" has given fans two new princesses to love and has everybody wishing we had a snowman named "Olaf!"
Falling somewhere between "Tangled" and "Enchanted," Frozen does not disappoint. Fun musical numbers will have you humming along and powerful duets between the sisters will leave you stunned and frozen with awe.
The minds of writer/directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee bring to light a story of the unbreakable bond between two royal sisters who must test the limits of true love. After a childhood accident, young princess Elsa, heir to the throne, is ordered to hide her magical powers from the world, but more importantly she must keep them from Anna, her younger rambunctious sister. Anna, confused by her sister's sudden change tries to win her way back into Elsa's heart only making matters worse.
After their royal parents are lost to a horrific storm at sea, Elsa must somehow keep her powers hidden as she takes over the throne, a nearly impossible feat. Anna announces some rather alarming news at the coronation ball and Elsa looses her cool (quite literally), fleeing the kingdom and leaving a terrible winter storm in her wake.
The true adventure begins when Anna leaves the kingdom and sets out to bring Elsa home. Along the way, Anna makes some rather snowy, but hilarious friends who help her on her way to finding Elsa. Will she reach her sister in time to save the kingdom from its chilly fate??
Pairing the incredible voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel with some truly stellar animation, this wintery musical is sure to leave you warm and fuzzy during any season!
Bonus material on the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack includes behind-the-scenes looks at the making of Frozen, Demi Lovato's Music Video to "Let it Go," the original theatrical short, "Get A Horse" and more!
See a clip from the bonus features below:
Pick up this feature that is fun for the whole family at most places where home entertainment is sold. You can also order on-line here: Frozen
Fall in Love Again With One of The Greatest Love Stories of All Time! A New "Romeo and Juliet" Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD!
It certainly isn't the first film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, but "Romeo and Juliet," available on Blu-ray and DVD on February 4, is one this generation can be proud to call their own! Starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth as the star-crossed lovers, the tragic story plays out beautifully, in this 20th Century Fox release.
The story remains the same, Romeo and Juliet fall in love despite coming from families who absolutely hate each other. They two teenagers plot and scheme to be together and while it works for a while, their story has a tragic ending. This updated version, directed by Carlo Carlei, also boasts "Gossip Girl's" Ed Westwick as Tybalt, and stunning scenery from the stories original setting of Verona, Italy.
Bonus material on the Blu-ray disc includes behind-the-scenes looks at the cast and crew, hair and make-up and creating the overall look of the film. The theatrical trailer is also included.
Pick up this stunning love story at most places where home entertainment is sold. You can also order on-line here: Romeo and Juliet
The "Sound of Music Live" Brings Beautiful Music To Your Holiday Season!
Broadway shows, Carrie Underwood, "The Sound of Music,"... these are a few of our favorite things! Naturally, we were thrilled when NBC announced that they would be airing a broadway version of this beloved story live on television and that it would feature Carrie as "Maria".
Millions of people tuned in to watch the action unfold live but now the magic and the music have arrived on Blu-ray and DVD for fans to watch over and over again. Songs that are part of our childhood like "Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things," are given new life by an incredibly talented cast that combines Broadway veterans with fresh new faces, all of whom are worth getting to know.
Though the story remains the same (A young governess falls in love with the father of the seven children she is caring for), the cast and venue is different than the movie that has stood the test of time. "The Sound of Music Live" features a great cast, beautiful music and a production that should make the crew proud! Share this wonderful story with your friends and family this holiday season!
You can pick up this musical event at most of the places that sell home entertainment or you can order on-line here: The Sound of Music Live!
The Masked Man Is Worth Riding With! "The Lone Ranger" Rides on to Blu-ray and DVD!
By Derek Samms
December 17th sees another classic franchise revived on Home Entertainment with Disney's The Lone Ranger, based on the old Western hero of radio and television fame. Audiences have been both worried and excited about this one. We all love the masked man, but we've also seen beloved characters and their stories ruined by studios looking for their next summer blockbuster. Fortunately, the talented cast and the bold creative team give us far more delight than disappointment.
Attorney John Reid (Armie Hammer) heads to the town of Colby on the still-under-construction transcontinental railway to do his part in bringing justice to the West. After a thrilling train ride in which he narrowly escapes murderous thief Butch Cavendish (William Fichtner) with the help of Tonto (Johnny Depp), a mysterious Comanche warrior, John is recruited by his brother Dan (James Badge Dale) to ride with his band of Texas Rangers and bring Cavendish and his men to justice. Things turn sour in a hurry, though, and the situation leads John-at the urging of Tonto-to don the iconic mask and go after the bad guys himself. What follows is an action-packed adventure somewhere between a classic Western and Pirates of the Carribean.
See a clip from the film below:
That's no surprise given the names behind this movie. The film is made by the same team that brought us the Pirates series: producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski, and writing team Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, with the addition of screenwriter Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road). This band of storytellers has earned a reputation for sweeping adventures that are pure, popcorn-munching fun, and that's what they provide us again here.
Ranger certainly has a lot going for it. It's entertaining from beginning to end, thanks to an engaging story and a reliable cast. Tonto and brothel-owner Red (Helena Bonham Carter) bring the same level of quirkiness we've come to expect from Depp and Carter. Given the talent surrounding him, 26-year-old Hammer has a lot to live up to, but he dons the mask with aplomb, giving us a hero we can both root for and laugh at. Indeed, the antics of Reid and Tonto stand out in this picture, giving credit to the skill of both Depp and Hammer at playing the physical comedy. The chemistry between the two also works well-a necessity for such an iconic duo.
Their relationship might have been a concern for some moviegoers. When one thinks of Tonto, what comes to mind is usually not a respectful portrayal of Native American history and culture, but a cliched sidekick of few words. To improve on this for a new audience, Depp and the creative team made him the storyteller and a key player in the story, taking care not to make him a stereotype while still paying homage to the original character. It's a fine line, but they managed to walk it. Tonto doesn't stray too far into the silly or the sagely. Instead, he has enough flaws and insight to make him both mysterious and relatable, a very human sort of character that a lot of films fall short of when portraying Native Americans.
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There are still a few aspects critics will not like. For all the Union Blue on screen, we don't see much honor among the soldiers, and some of the dialogue sounds more like 21st-century America than the Old West. A number of characters, shots, and plot points seem familiar too. In fact, certain pieces of the story seem identical to elements in one of Elliott and Rossio's previous films (to avoid potential spoilers, we won't say which). But if the filmmakers are reusing old tricks, it's because they work, and this story has enough originality to avoid feeling formulaic.
In the end, The Lone Ranger is just what you want it to be. It's loyal to the classic series but still has a fresh take to keep it interesting. There's comedy, drama, action, beautiful Western landscapes, and several unforgettable sequences atop train cars. That classic William Tell Overture even shows up in the score a few times, just enough for you to enjoy it. The film may or may not be Oscar fodder, but it's the perfect treat for family fun this holiday season!
Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack include a blooper reel, deleted scenes, and multiple behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the movie. See a sneak peak BTS below.
You can pick up this new release at most places where home entertainment is sold. You can also order on-line here:
Gravity Falls Sends Six Tales to Home Entertainment!
Fans of the Disney Channel series "Gravity Falls" will be happy to discover that a new collection is available on DVD. Now you can watch the show whenever you want either at home or in the car with the DVD player.
Join twin siblings Dipper and Mabel in an adventure that unravels when they are sent to spend the summer with their uncle. The duo soon discovers that their "home away from home" has some secrets to uncover.
"Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales" puts six well-loved episodes together on one DVD collection. - "Tourist Trapped," "The Legend of the Gobblewonker," "Headhunters," "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," "The Inconveniencing," and "Dipper vs. Manliness" are yours to view over and over again.
You can pick this title up at most places where home entertainment is sold. You can also order on-line and have it shipped straight to your door:
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Maleficent - Coming May 2014
Disney gives this classic villian her own movie! Sleeping Beauty's evil enemy is brought to life in this live-action feature by the beautiful and talented, Angelina Jolie.
See the teaser trailer for the film here:
Visit the official Web site here: Maleficent
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