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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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.