Little House On The Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas Reader Giveaway

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Little House on the Prairie had to have been one of my very favorite TV shows when I was a little girl. By the time it came on the air, I had already read many (or maybe all) of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books and was so excited to see them brought to life right on my own TV. Even more exciting was the fact that the show was set in Minnesota and I LIVED in Minnesota. I thought that was just amazing. I know that the show was a favorite of many kids, not just those in Minnesota of course, and so does Lionsgate Home Entertainment, who is bringing us Little House On The Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas, just in time for the holidays, starting November 4th.

Little House On The Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas arrives on DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD will make a perfect stocking stuffer for the entire family. It features two heartwarming episodes, “Christmas At Plum Creek” and “A Christmas They’ll Never Forget,” – both restored to original broadcast length and remastered for optimal picture and sound quality. It’s a steal at the suggested retail price of $9.98.

In “Christmas at Plum Creek,” the members of the Ingalls family share a heartwarming first Christmas in their new home, and Laura makes a personal sacrifice that captures the meaning of the holidays. In “A Christmas They Never Forgot,” the family waits out a snowstorm by remembering favorite Christmases from the past.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will win their own copy of Little House On The Prairie: A Merry Ingalls Christmas. To enter, just complete the form below by 11:59pm ET on 11/19/14. Good luck!

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Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve Album Review

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If you don’t think you know Mary Lambert, you at least know her voice from her vocals on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love”. Her hit “Secrets” is currently climbing the pop charts and her new album Heart On My Sleeve will be in stores October 14, 2014.

I recently received a copy of the album to review and I have to say she had me at the first two sentences of the Secrets lyrics: “I’ve got bipolar disorder. My shit’s not in order.” I had hoped for more fun, quirky, spunky songs like the one that started the album, but was still enjoyed the pretty love songs and catchy pop songs. Mary has an intriguing voice and a way with lyrics. I love her slowed-down version of Rick Springfield’s Jesse’s Girl with piano and strings and that may just be my favorite track on the album.

Mary Lambert wrote the album over the past year (with lyrics by Lambert and music co-written by Lambert, co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and songwriter MoZella) and is a reflection of where she is in her life. She says, “This year has been the best of my entire life, which is not to say it hasn’t come with its fair share of hurdles, heartbreak, and harsh lessons. I can only write about the experiences I’ve had. I signed to a major label. I went through a break-up. I figured out how to be an independent person. I have been terrifyingly honest to the public about traumatic events in my life. I met the woman of my dreams. I have been on the road nonstop, away from those I love, but with the opportunity to sing about gay rights to hundreds of thousands of people. This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there.”

You can pre-order Mary Lambert’s Heart on My Sleeve:

iTunes:    http://bit.ly/MaryHeart

Amazon:  http://bit.ly/MaryLHeart

For more information, be sure to visit MaryLambertSings.com and follow Mary Lambert on social media:

Twitter – @marylambertsing

YouTube –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqqV50zaAc

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/marylambertsings  

Film in Five Seconds Review + Reader Giveaway

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I have already found the ultimate holiday gift for the film buffs on your shopping list this year. Film in Five Seconds is a new info-graphic gift book that presents over 150 great movies in just five seconds each.  The official scoop:

In today’s jet-fueled, caffeine-charged, celebrity-a-minute world, who actually has the time to watch a film from start to finish? Let’s face it, life’s too short. Now, Film in Five Seconds lets you fast-forward to the best bits so you can enjoy all your favorite movie moments in–literally–moments.

Design studio H-57 have taken over 150 iconic films and cut away all the useless details, boiling them down into ingenious pictograms and creating hilarious visual snapshots that are witty, provocative and to the point.

From Batman to Bridget Jones, Grease to The Godfather, King Kong to The King’s Speech, via slapstick, sci-fi and superheroes, you’ll laugh out loud as you identify some of the greatest screen moments of all time. This is the perfect book for film buffs and anyone with a sense of humor or a short attention span.

These clever pictograms boil down the plots of your favorite films to just a few key images. It’s super fun to rack your brain to try to figure out each picture – some of which are much easier than others. My husband and I started paging through the book racing each other to figure each one out. It’s very addictive and we had to force ourselves to put down the book before our brains got too fried from concentration!

I’ll give you an easy example from the book to try to guess:

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Did you guess it?  The range of difficulty varies a lot and also will depend on how many movies you have seen or at least are familiar with!

Film in Five Seconds also has a cool feature that lets you unlock animations from the images using a smartphone – completely optional, of course!

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will win their own copy of Film in Five Seconds. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/28/14. Good luck!

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Annie Special Screening in Minneapolis with Big Brothers Big Sisters

 

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Theaters at Mall of America played host last night to a special screening of the upcoming movie ANNIE for members of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Great Twin Cities. The show was kicked off by a surprise visit from the film’s stars Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis and producer Will Gluck. Stay  tuned to our parent site, ThriftyJinxy.com, in the coming days for highlights from our interview with Jamie, Quvenzhané and Will.

 

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Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.  Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz).  But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.  Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

ANNIE will be released on December 19th 2014.

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THE BOOMER LIST Coming to PBS

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Did you know that the last of the Baby Boomers are turning 50 this year? To celebrate this milestone, PBS is presenting filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new documentary American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

The film explores the story of the influential baby boomer generation (1946-1964) through the lives of 19 iconic boomers–one born each year of the baby boom. Subjects including Samuel L. Jackson, Billy Joel, Tommy Hilfiger, Amy Tan, Maria Shriver, Kim Cattrall, Erin Brockovich, Rosie O’Donnell, David LaChapelle and John Leguizamo illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during these years.

Katniss Rebel Warrior Teaser Poster Debuts Exclusively via Mobile Application

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Earlier today, the Katniss Rebel Warrior Teaser Poster for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 debuted exclusively in the official mobile application – ‘Our Leader the Mockingjay‘. This app allows fans to see all the Rebel Warrior posters and also get alerts for future correspondence from District 13.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY ­PART 1 opens nationwide November 21, 2014!

Weekend Fun: Dancing Groot Video Clip

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Roll call!  How many times have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy so far?  To add a little extra fun into your weekend.  I had to share this super cute Dancing Groot clip from Guardians of the Galaxy.  Enjoy!
 

 

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theaters everywhere!

World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies Reader Giveaway

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Do you love a good post-apocalyptic movies?  If so you will want to check out this in-depth guide that dives deep into movies dealing with end-of-the-world themes.  World Gone Wild by david j. moore is a survivor’s guide to post-apocalyptic movies.

A loving ode to a universal genre of film. An entire subculture of end-of-the-world themes was spawned from films like The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, and The Terminator. While those films are still being emulated today, film makers all around the world continue to produce radically unique films with startling perspectives of humanity facing the end of all things. This book offers pointers and a frame of reference on how the characters behaved when their worlds were on the brink of desolation. It covers the genre’s biggest blockbusters like The Hunger Games, I Am Legend, Oblivion, and World War Z, while devoting equal time and attention to smaller, more obscure films that really deserve to be discovered. Containing over 800 movie reviews, 60 exclusive interviews with filmmakers and actors who’ve made films in the genre, and a vast subgenre index, World Gone Wild is a chronicle of humanity’s struggles through nuclear war, global natural disasters, and the zombie apocalypse in film.

This book includes loads of detail for the true end-of-the-world movie lover.  It looks like they have hit EVERY movie in this genre with at least a movie review.  But what gets really interesting is the more in-depth pieces like the filmmaker and actor interviews.  There are also great photos of movie posters, scenes from the films and of the interview subjects.

About the Author:  david j. moore has written articles for Fangoria, Filmfax, Ultra Violent, VideoScope, Lunchmeat, Flickering Myth, and L’Ecran Fantastique. Interviews he’s conducted can be found on OutlawVern.com. He has worked as a freelance film journalist, visiting movie sets around the world. His next book is called The Good, the Tough, and the Deadly: Action Stars and Their Movies, and it will be published in 2015. He lives in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will win their own copy of World Gone Wild by david j. moore.  To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/4/14.  Good luck!

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New Into the Woods Teaser Trailer

Here is the next move from Disney to get REALLY excited about! This Christmas, INTO THE WOODS will hit theaters. Check out this brand new teaser trailer:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

7 Times Cameron Diaz Has Been a Boss + The Other Woman Blu-ray Giveaway

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Cameron Diaz says it’s time to get even! You can join her (as well as Leslie Mann as the leading ladies and newcomers Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj) and watch THE OTHER WOMAN now available on Blu-ray and DVD. Cameron leads this cast of knockout women in an irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma:

New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him!

THE OTHER WOMAN Blu-ray™ includes eight deleted scenes – I always love these! Extras on the Blu-ray and DVD also include a gag reel and “Giggle Fit” so you can spend plenty of time cracking up for the rest of the summer. In the meantime, we have some more Cameron Diaz Fun:

Seven times Cameron Diaz has been a boss…

 

1. When she and the other angels kicked butt and saved Bosley after he had been kidnapped.

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