Perfect Movie Night with Pop Secret’s Perfect Pop App

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Perfect Pop App

Popcorn is the #1 favorite snack for movie night, but you know what is NOT a favorite – BURNED POPCORN!  It’s so sad to put all that effort into carefully listening to your bag of popcorn in the microwave and thinking you’re taking it out in time only to find that you have actually burned it.  Not only does it taste bad, but it fills the kitchen with that horrible smell that eventually wafts into the living room and linger while you try to enjoy your movie!

To help us fight the movie-night-foe of burned popcorn, Pop Secret decided to solve the problem once and for all, so we can spend more time enjoying movies and less time worrying about burned popcorn! It’s the Perfect Pop App!

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You can use iPhone 5+ on iOS 7+ to download Perfect Pop (“Perfect Popcorn”) for FREE on the App Store. Using the app is super easy. You just:

1. Put a bag of Pop Secret in the microwave and select regular or snack sized bag on the app.

2. Turn up the volume on your iPhone. Point the phone’s speaker towards the microwave and keep within 3 feet.

3. Start the microwave, and then start the app.

This puts an end to relying on your microwave’s popcorn button or guessing how many seconds in between pops. Not to mention, the app is really fun to use! While you’re waiting for your popcorn to finish, you can see a really cool visual of what your popcorn looks like as it starts to pop and eventually fill the bag!  Get the Perfect Pop app HERE!

If you have 3 seconds,  could you PLEASE take this 1 question popcorn survey?  Thanks!

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Apple is not affiliated and does not endorse, sponsor or support this third party app.

The Walking Dead Weapons Quiz

The Walking Dead Weapons Quiz

The Walking Dead Weapons Quiz

This is fun for any fan of The Walking Dead.  Head on over to the AMC web site to see if you can recall the weapons Rick’s group has employed to dispatch the undead over the last four seasons as they have  clobbered, bashed and brained walkers every step of the way on their journey of survival.  For example, what tool did Morgan use to bludgeon walkers outside his home in Season 1? Who uses a “No Parking” sign to take out a walker in Season 4? Find out how well-versed you are on the survivors’ weaponry with each of the four Know Your Weapons photo quizzes.

Nominate a Teen as a REAL Guardian of the Galaxy

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Do you know an awesome kid who could qualify as a “real-life” Guardian of the Galaxy? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios, Dolby® Laboratories and Visa Signature have all joined forces for a nationwide MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD contest in conjunction with the August 1, 2014 release of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

While the characters in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY aren’t your typical “good guys” and all have their flaws and checkered pasts, we all know kids who really ARE good and DO good. It’s time for some of them to be recognized!

MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD invites real “Guardians of the Galaxy,” young men and women (ages 14-18) from across the United States, to share their stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation, and gives them the opportunity to connect with a galaxy of Peer Guides—who are already doing great things—to learn from their successes. Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014.

Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information are available at http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

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Applicants for GUARDIANS OF GOOD will participate in online sessions with Peer Guides, who will include representatives from generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” Ultimate Mentor Leadership Council. Peer Guide sessions are scheduled to take place between June 13, 2014 and June 21, 2014. The Peer Guides will discuss their personal stories of service, science or innovation as well as learnings and advice.

Following the Peer Guide sessions, all applicants will then submit a short video explaining how they are improving the galaxy and what inspiration and guidance they received from their Peer Guides. The five best video entries will be selected as winners.

The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets to Hollywood, including hotel accommodations, from July 20 through July 23, 2014, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” on July 21, 2014; an invitation to the first-ever GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT on July 22 at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where professionals and peers will share their knowledge; a backstage tour of the Disneyland Resort; and a red-carpet screening of the film at a Dolby® Atmos TM Theatre in or near the winner’s hometown.

GUARDIANS OF GOOD INNOVATION & SERVICE SUMMIT is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS®, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.

For more information about MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD, please visit http://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Poster by La Boca

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As part of the continued 90th Anniversary celebration of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer & Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, they have partnered with creative giant LaBoca to create a series of iconic posters to commemorate the event. This is the second in the series and celebrates The Man With No Name Trilogy which is now available on on Blu-ray. This definitive Leone collection of the most ambitious and influential Westerns ever made includes more than five hours of special features that uncover buried gold in these gritty classics – plus a NEWLY REMASTERED version of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Napoleon Dynamite Statue Unveiled for 10th Anniversary

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It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since Napoleon Dynamite premiered in theaters. To mark the occasion of this 10th anniversary, a new statue was revealed – a very unique statue, that is!

Presidents of Fox Searchlight Steve Gilula & Nancy Utley opened the ceremony and introduced Q&A moderator Anthony Breznican (Entertainment Weekly) who chatted with writer/director Jared Hess and cast members including Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, Tina Majorino, Diedrich Bader, Haylie Duff, Sandy Martin, Shondrella Avery and Carmen Brady.

Then, Heder and Hess unveiled a brand new statue of Napoleon Dynamite complete with a ‘Vote for Pedro’ T-shirt and moon boots alongside his beloved tetherball pole that will live on the Fox Studios lot.

The 10th anniversary edition Napoleon Dynamite Blu-ray is currently available for purchase.

Meet the Guys from Need for Speed

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I have a very simple question for you – which of these guys from Need for Speed do you want to drive away with? This short featurette gives you an introduction to the men of the film: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton.

About the film:

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and Mark Sourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins & John Gatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.

Like NEED FOR SPEED on Facebook: Facebook.com/NeedForSpeed
Follow NEED FOR SPEED on Twitter: @NeedforSpeed
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Follow NEED FOR SPEED on Instagram: @NeedForSpeed
Visit the website: TheNeedForSpeedMovie.com

NEED FOR SPEED races into theatres everywhere on March 14th, 2014!

Warner Bros. Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is the #1 month of the year when everyone has love on their minds! It can be romantic love, love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!

If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

Check out the Valentine’s Day fun below and then continue on to our reader giveaway where you have a chance to win!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will a copy of one of the following titles (DVD will be chosen at random):

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Note: Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Valentines Day DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Photos from the 2014 Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar Nominees Night

Yesterday we mentioned the 2014 Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night and today we’re back with some pictures!  All photos courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and Bing.

Jared Leto attends The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Michael Underwood / ABImages)

Jared Leto attends The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Michael Underwood / ABImages)

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke attend The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

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ee-Lo Green performs at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

Leonardo DiCaprio, David O. Russel

Leonardo DiCaprio and David O. Russell attend The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

Oscar Nominees Voice their Predictions for this Year’s Winners

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This year’s Oscar nominees were celebrated at the Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night at Spago in LA.   During the celebration, Bing.Com/Awards set up an interactive ballot box on the red carpet and asked guests, including Jared LetoEthan HawkeJulie Delpy, Chris Mulkey, and more to vote on who they think will win Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Movie. Here are results from the ballot :

  • The Oscar Nominees Have Spoken- Wolf Of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cate Blanchett were the front runners amongst the talent walking the red carpet to win Best Movie, Best Actor, and Best Actress respectively.
  • Life Imitating Art? – Philomena Lee whose life was made into the Oscar nominated Philomena, showed her support for the movie by choosing Philomena as Best Movie and Judi Dench as Best Actress.
  • Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke arrived together with Ethan’s daughter Maya. When Julie went to choose the winner for Best Actor she was stumped saying  “everybody was too good this year!”
  • Jared Leto came in support of his movie Dallas Buyers Club wearing a cowboy hat which he took off like a true gentleman when he went inside. When it came time to choose who he thought would win Best Movie, he supported his film.
  • Director David O. Russell showed overwhelming support of his film as he stayed at the voting booth for a few minutes and kept picking American HustleAmy Adams, and Christian Bale making sure every vote was counted.

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Winter Sports Live Streaming from ESPN

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Are you a fan of winter sports? The winter sports including skiing and snowboarding are now in full swing and you can stay on top of all the latest action with live streaming provider ESPN.  The action of the X Games comes fast and furious and so does the news, video and latest info from ESPN.  You can stay on top of the latest happenings in your favorite sport and follow it with interviews with your favorite winter sport competitors, action video, and more.

Visit them and check out all the great video available. They even have a menu you can use to customize your viewing experience. Once you follow a sport, the newest videos will always be waiting for you in this menu every time you log on. How cool is that?

As just an example of some of the awesome stuff you’ll find, check out this Sage Kotsenburg Skype Chat. In this video, while at X Games Aspen, Sage Kotsenburg interacts with fans on Skype.

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In this Tom Wallisch Skype Chat you can get the inside scoop on Men’s Ski Slopestyle.  In it, competitor Tom Wallisch takes questions and chats with fans live on Skype from X Games Aspen on Saturday.

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