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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Book Review: Shipwreckers by Scott Peterson & Joshua Pruett


A cursed temple? Treasure? The Amazon River? A very punny Captain and two kids on a boat? What could go wrong? Everything!

Writers Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett, whose last book was the novelization of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book, bring us their latest page turner!  And given their background as writers for such shows as Phineas and Ferb and the upcoming The Last Kids on Earth, Shipwreckers reads like an animated film!

The story follows book lover 12-year-old Mike Gonzalez while he tries his best to protect his 8-year-old sister Dani from the dangers of thrill-seeking while on a family vacation in Brazil. This is where Captain Kevin Adventureson comes in, a larger-than-life character, who is not only overconfident but filled with some of the best (or worst) puns of all-time!

The action is over-the-top and will keep you turning the pages! But fear not, all of the action does not come at the expense of character development. You will love the arcs of the siblings and learn some valuable lessons of life and family along the way.

By the time you get to the end of the book you will want to know where the television series is! Or at least wonder how much longer you will have to wait for the follow up to this action packed book!

Click the link below if you are interested in purchasing a copy of this great book for yourself!

Friday, May 17, 2019

NEW “WORLD OF ‘ALADDIN’” FEATURETTE FROM DISNEY’S LIVE-ACTION “ALADDIN” FEATURING “GAME OF THRONES” PRODUCTION DESIGNER GEMMA JACKSON


A new featurette from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation “Aladdin” is now available. “World of ‘Aladdin’” takes you to the bustling streets of Agrabah that production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) brings to life, as well as to the stunning desert vistas of Jordan where the “Aladdin” production filmed for several weeks in order to capture the natural beauty of the region. Don’t forget to see “Aladdin” when it hits theaters nationwide May 24, 2019!

SPECIAL TRIPTYCH POSTER FROM DISNEY'S "MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL"


On the heels of the “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” teaser trailer which arrived earlier this week comes a special triptych poster from the sequel to the global box-office hit “Maleficent.” Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, and are joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. Check out “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” when it hits theaters nationwide October 18, 2019!!

STARS OF DISNEY’S LIVE-ACTION “ALADDIN” RETURN TO JORDAN ON THEIR MAGIC CARPET WORLD TOUR


The stars of Disney’s live-action adaptation “Aladdin,” including Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and director Guy Ritchie, returned to Jordan—where portions of the film were shot—today to participate in a press conference and attend a VIP screening of the film as part of their ongoing Magic Carpet World Tour. The press conference and photo call (with the Anman Citadel as a backdrop) was organized by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan and the screening at Abdali Malls Prime Cinema under Royal Patronage was hosted by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein. The “Aladdin” production was in Jordan for several weeks in November 2017 to capture the natural beauty of the stunning desert vistas for the big screen. Be sure to see “Aladdin” when it hits theaters nationwide May 24, 2019!