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Friday, February 16, 2018

PHOTOS FROM THE EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF “BLACK PANTHER”


In London at the Eventim Apollo, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright and Andy Serkis were joined by writer/director Ryan Coogler for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the European premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”
  
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” opens in U.S. theaters on February 16.





PHOTOS FROM THE SEOUL “BLACK PANTHER” BLACK-CARPET FAN EVENT


Photos from the BLACK PANTHER black-carpet fan event held in Seoul, South Korea!

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER opens in U.S. theaters on February 16.







Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.              

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. 

PHOTOS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. “BLACK PANTHER” SCREENINGS!

Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore pose with SAF Col. (Ret.) Charles McGee, Designated Original Tuskegee Airman, before they present a special advance screening of “Black Panther” on Sunday, February 11 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, February 11, two special advance screenings of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” were held in Washington, D.C., with director Ryan Coogler, executive producer Nate Moore and costume designer Ruth Carter attending.  The screening at the National Museum of African American History and Culture featured a conversation between the filmmakers and the Washington Post’s David Betancourt before the screening. At the National Air and Space Museum screening for Howard University students, moderator Ta-Nehisi Coates led a discussion with the filmmakers following the film presentation.


Director Ryan Coogler, costume designer Ruth Carter, and executive producer Nate Moore join the Washington Post’s David Betancourt in conversation before a special advance screening of “Black Panther” on Sunday, February 11 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

“BLACK PANTHER” WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOS


In Los Angeles, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira,  Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis were joined by writer/director Ryan Coogler and producer Kevin Feige for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”

They were joined by special guests Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe, Donald Glover, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Yara Shahidi, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Banks and George Lucas.

“Black Panther” opens in U.S. theaters on February 16.




MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS PRESENT MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON FEBRUARY 16TH


Burbank, Calif. – February 13, 2018 —  Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital album of the Black Panther score, composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson, on February 16, 2018.   

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.   

“Black Panther” marks Göransson’s third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”).  The Swedish-born composer wrote the original songs for “Creed” and has also produced albums for Childish Gambino, Haim, and Chance the Rapper.

Göransson recorded the score in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir. Göransson said, "After reading Ryan’s first draft of the script, I quickly realized that the only way I could properly score ‘Black Panther’ was to travel to Africa to record, research and learn from as many musicians I could find. I was introduced to Senegal’s most incredible musicians and storytellers, and from there it all started to come together.  One of the instruments that especially caught my attention was the talking drum, which together with West African sabar drums and ceremonial rhythms, became the foundation for the score.”

Göransson infused a wide array of African instrumentation into the score and character themes.  Speaking about the score’s creation, Göransson notes: “The talking drum is used for T’Challa’s main theme, with one hit per syllable of his name played on the drum.  For Erik Killmonger’s theme, the name was sung and screamed into a fula flute to convey the “musical interpretation of the character’s ferocity.”   Sabar drums were used to “propel the story and to highlight both the country of Wakanda and T’Challa's movements, especially in his fight scenes.”  Sabar drums are used in traditional African wrestling “making them perfect for the action scenes.”

Göransson’s biggest challenge was to blend a western classical orchestra and modern production with traditional African rhythms and harmonies.  He adds, “Together with Ryan Coogler, we worked out new ways of combining the three elements into something traditionally authentic and truly unique, that I hope embodies the heart and soul of Wakanda."

The “Black Panther” digital album is available for pre-order HERE.  The soundtrack can be streamed HERE 

About Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.              

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit marvel.com.  © MARVEL

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

MARVEL STUDIOS KICKS OFF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION


Today Marvel Studios kicks off the year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years.

On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” to memorialize the last ten years with a photo and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


An impressive group of Super Hero talent assembled, including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson,  Jeremy Renner, Tom Holland,  Sean Gunn, Hannah John-Kamen, Zoe Saldana, Angela Bassett, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kurt Russell, Danai Gurira, William Hurt, Karen Gillan, Emily VanCamp, Tessa Thompson, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Michael Peña, Anthony Mackie, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen,  Paul Bettany, Frank Grillo, Letitia Wright, Laurence Fishburne, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Stan, Ty Simpkins, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Wong, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum.

Filmmakers from the past 10 years of MCU film joined the festivities, including Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stan Lee, Scott Derrickson, Trinh Tran, Alan Taylor, Brad Winderbaum, Louis Letterier, Jon Watts, Sarah Finn, James Gunn, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Joss Whedon, David Grant, Mitchell Bell, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Jeffrey Ford, Peyton Reed, Jonathan Schwartz, Stephen Broussard, Ryan Coogler, Jeremy Latcham, Nate Moore, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Taika Waititi, Erik Carroll, Ryan Meinerding and Craig Kyle.

The Marvel 10-Year Sweepstakes will take place across social media and last for five weeks, from February 8 to March 15. Each week of the sweepstakes features a different Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Fans can post a photo of themselves on Twitter or Instagram and/or tweet their favorite personal memory from the film of the week using the film hashtag and #Marvel10YearSweepstakes to be entered for a chance to win.

Each week, a drawing will take place and a winner will be selected. The weekly winner will receive the Ultimate Marvel Fan prize package, including Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” set visit; Marvel Studios visit and tour; tickets to Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” premiere; all transportation and lodging; and more. Full prize details, information on how to enter and official sweepstakes rules can be found at: www.marvel.com/10YearSweepstakes

Marvel Studios’ 10th anniversary begins with the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” and covers an impressive decade of Marvel Studios’ blockbusters released from 2008 through the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. In celebration of the anniversary, fans can expect exclusive consumer products and collectibles, along with in-theater events and much more in the coming months.

Marvel Studios’ unprecedented success over the last ten years is reflected in its cumulative box-office receipts of over $13.5 billion worldwide. Legions of fans—both old and new—have enjoyed the live-action exploits of favorite Marvel Super Heroes in films that express the unique vision and creativity of the filmmakers, and deliver spectacle and thrilling action with relatable characters.
  

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Vehicle Review: 2018 Mitsubushi Outlander Sport 2.0 LE - Disneyland Foodie Tour


This is the first time I have reviewed the Mitsubishi Outlander in nearly three years, so I was excited to get back behind the wheel of one again. Let's take a look at the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport! There are updated front and rear bumpers, LED running lights and a new rear skid plate and reflectors.

This week I took friends from Northern California through The Disneyland Resort for a Foodie Adventure!


We started the Foodie Adventure in Disney California Adventure in Cars Land! This is the kids waffle meal that comes with two Cars character waffles, two strips of turkey bacon, three pieces of fresh fruit and your choice of a kid's fruit juice or orange juice box! A perfect way to start the day! Plus, you cannot beat this view!


At Disneyland it's ok to have dessert before a meal! Here we have some of the red raspberry macaron, black forest cupcake, flourless cake and a Matterhorn macaron.


Now this is a secret menu item from Rancho Del Zocalo in Frontierland. If you are going to order this massive burrito just ask for The Zocalo burrito or the eveything burrito! Literally everything on the assembly line is in this burrito! Every meat option and all the fixings go into this monster and it is $12.99 and can easily feed several people!

Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write & Produce a New Series of Star Wars Films


David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going from Winterfell to a galaxy far, far away.
It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.
These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.” 
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.

Princess Jasmine Disney Princess Mystery Box from Pley


Brittney and I unbox the latest Disney Princess Mystery Box from Pley.com featuring Princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin!

To learn more click the link below:
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Giveaway: Mickey & Minnie Sweetheart Mugs

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Spoiler-Free Review of Marvel's Black Panther - The Hype is Real!


The hype for a solo Black Panther movie started as soon as he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. As we get closer and closer to the film's opening date, the hype is real. I have been lucky enough to attend the World Premiere of Black Panther and just watched it last night again for a media screening at The Walt Disney Studios. My already high expectations for this movie were blown out of the water the first time and the second screening just made me love the movie even more. This is easily the best of the MCU to date!

This will be a non-spoiler review and I will do my best to keep it so.

Let's start off with director and writer Ryan Coogler, whose two previous works in Fruitvale Station and Creed are already two of my favorite movies. If you have seen either movie then you know that both films are quite remarkable in terms of character development, story and cinematography. Take that knowledge into Black Panther and you get one of the most powerful, relevant and important stories of any superhero film to date.


The film is deeply character driven and you understand each of the characters and their own particular motivations throughout the movie. The cast is amazing and they take an already solid script to a whole new level. Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya,  Letitia Wright, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and others take on their characters and bring a reality to all of them. Their character dynamics and relationships are as complex as real relationships. The events within the movie will change all of these characters forever. There are elements of heroism and courageousness come not only in the ways we expect in a superhero film but also in the way that some of these characters have to question their own beliefs.


The country of Wakanda is created here in a spectacular fashion. It is a real, breathing place that is seen in several different lights. It is seen how others see it from the outside, how the citizens see it and how others who know of it's dark past and what may become of the country depending on the actions of the main characters in the story.


Without getting into spoiler territory, Michael B. Jordan as the villain is a standout here. One of the things lacking in many Marvel films is a true villain or antagonist. Make no mistake, his character of Killmonger has a point of view, believes his actions are justified, and for all intensive purposes believes that he is the hero. His story arc truly makes you understand why he is the way that he is and if you walked a mile in his shoes, you too might feel the same way that he does.


The action is stunning and even as each action sequence breaks out, each one is different in terms of look and style from the other. This truly creates a visual tour-de-force. Costumes and designs are some of the best for Marvel yet. And the score and soundtrack will be on my top 10 list at the end of the year for sure.


Black Panther is visually stunning and one of the smartest, action-packed movies in a long time.  It is fun, funny, relevant in a deeply emotional way. There is a new king and it is Black Panther!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Character Poster - Han Solo


Take a look at the teaser character poster for Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich! 

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Character Poster - Chewbacca


Take a look at the teaser character poster for Chewie!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Character Poster - Lando


Take a look at the teaser character poster for Lando played by Donald Glover!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Teaser Character Poster - Qi'ra


Take a look at the teaser character poster for Qi-ra played by Emilia Clarke!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Official Teaser


Watch the new teaser trailer for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY that debuted this morning during “Good Morning America.” 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY opens in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.



Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War - Super Bowl Spot


Tonight, during the Big Game, fans got a special, brand-new look at Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR! 



An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. 
  
Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story - Super Bowl TV Spot


The highly anticipated first look at SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY premieredAnd, get ready for tomorrow, when the SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY teaser trailer debuts during “Good Morning America.”



Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Giveaway: Beauty and The Beast Tote by Danielle Nicole

Enter to win this gorgeous Beauty and The Beast tote bag by Danielle Nicole! The giveaway is open worldwide and the winner will be notified by email!

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NEW SINGLE FROM BLACK PANTHER THE ALBUM - THE WEEKND AND KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASE "PRAY FOR ME"


NEW YORK, NY (February 2, 2018) – Academy® Award-nominated, GRAMMY®Award-winning multiplatinum maverick The Weeknd and international GRAMMY®Award-winning superstar Kendrick Lamar have released “Pray For Me” (Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope/The Weeknd XO/ Republic Records) as the latest single from Black Panther The Album—the official album for Marvel Studios’ heavily anticipated film Black Panther. The song comes fresh on the heels of Lamar’s five wins at the 2018 Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Performance and The Weeknd’s win for Best Urban Contemporary album, the only artist to win the award twice.


The album arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on February 9, while Black Panther opens in theaters everywhere February 16. The album pre-order unlocks instant downloads of The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar for “Pray For Me,” Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake for “King’s Dead” ], and Kendrick Lamar and SZA for “All The Stars.” Platinum-selling, twelve-time Grammy-award winning Lamar is regarded as one of the most important, critically acclaimed and creatively inventive artists globally, and this album further proves these accolades.

Pre-order HERE: "Black Panther: The Album” eAlbum + "Pray For Me" eSingle

“Pray For Me” notably marks the second collaboration between The Weeknd and Lamar, following “Sidewalks” from the former’s multiplatinum, chart-dominating 2016 opus, Starboy [XO/Republic Records]. Curated and produced by Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Black Panther The Album features music from and inspired by Marvel Studios’ Black Panther

Take a Look at the Adorable Backsides of the Vyloo at Guardians of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disney California Adventure


Here is a look at the adorable backsides of the Vyloo! They are the latest additions to The Collector's Collection at The Fortress at Guardians of The Galaxy: Mission Breakout in Disney California Adventure!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

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