Monday, August 18, 2014

Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary - Arrives on Blu-ray September 9 @FoxHomeEnt

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN WITH ONE OF THE 
FUNNIEST FILMS OF ALL TIME


40 Years Later, Mel Brooks’ Favorite Creation Comes to Life with a One-of-a-kind Anniversary Blu-ray™ September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

40 Lucky Fans Have a Chance to Win a Rare Autographed Set Photo from Mel Brooks!

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 14, 2014) – The scariest comedy of all time gets resurrected as Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary arrives on Blu-ray September 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Comedy icons Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn star in Mel Brooks’ brilliantly outrageous riff on Mary Shelley’s classic story of Frankenstein. After inheriting his grandfather’s castle in Transylvania, young Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) follows in his ancestor’s freaky footsteps as he sets out to reanimate a dead body in Brooks’ “funniest, most cohesive comedy to date.” (The New York Times)

Young Frankenstein was nominated for two Academy Awards* and two Golden Globe Awards**. More than 40 years later, the film has stood the test of time, ranking at lucky number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 funniest films.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, fans of Young Frankenstein can also enter themselves for a chance to win an autographed set photo from the man himself, Mel Brooks! Beginning on September 1, fans can go to www.YoungFrankSweeps.com for all the rules and a chance to win.

* Best Sound, Richard Portman and Gene Cantamessa, 1975; Best Writing/Adapted Screenplay, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, 1975.

**Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical Comedy, Cloris Leachman, 1975; Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Madeline Kahn, 1975.

Blu-ray and DVD Special Features
Commentary by Mel Brooks
Interviews with Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman
“Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas to the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette
Blucher Button
“It’s Alive: Creating a Monster Classic” featurette
“Making FrankenSense of Young Frankenstein” featurette
“Transylvanian Lullaby: The Music of John Norris” featurette
Deleted Scenes and Outtakes
Production Photo Galleries and More!

Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary Blu-ray
Street Date:September 9, 2014
Prebook Date:August 6, 2014
Screen Format:Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English, Spanish, French DTS-HD-MA 5.1
Subtitles:English / Spanish
Total Run Time:106 minutes
U.S. RatingPG
Closed Captioned:Yes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

LEFT BEHIND Trailer Debut Starring Nicholas Cage In Theaters October 3 @FoxHomeEnt




Among the most highly anticipated films to be released in 2014, Stoney Lake Entertainment announces the full-length action-adventure motion picture LEFT BEHIND. The movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE CROODS) as Rayford Steele, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks. The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker, Vic Armstrong (THOR, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS), widely renowned for directing action sequences. LEFT BEHIND is produced and distributed by Stoney Lake Entertainment, with the national release slated for October 3, 2014.

LEFT BEHIND follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother. Shot mostly in and around Baton Rouge, LA., LEFT BEHIND was produced by Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker and co-written by Paul Lalonde and John Patus.
 








“We're seeing a number of big, biblical movies on the calendar this year, particularly SON OF GOD, NOAH, and EXODUS. What makes LEFT BEHIND different is that it is a contemporary story that could actually happen at any moment,” says Paul Lalonde, LEFT BEHIND producer and CEO of Stoney Lake Entertainment. “It’s also a historical account in a sense, because it's based on a true story, it just hasn't happened yet. So it’s very important to us that the core story not be changed.  We had offers from three of the major studios in Hollywood to distribute this movie, but none would allow final control of the story to be left in our hands.”
"My greatest hope for this movie is that people will be entertained and thrilled by it, but also that they'll go home and have conversations with their family, and ask 'do you think this could happen, or couldn't happen?' and it’ll inspire discussion and closeness,” says leading actor Nicolas Cage. 
The movie is based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Based on the Bible and published in 32 different languages, the series has sold more than 65 million copies and is one of the best-selling fiction series of all time. 
“I believe it does justice to the novel and will renew interest in the entire series,” author Jerry Jenkins said. “It is the best movie I have ever seen on the rapture,” added Tim LaHaye.
Behind the scenes, LEFT BEHIND features an award-winning team including Oscar and BAFTA nominated Director of Photography, Jack N. Green (UNFORGIVEN),  Oscar, BAFTA and EMMY nominated Production Designer, Stephen Altman (GOSFORD PARK, CHRONICLE), Editor Michael J. Duthie and Costume Designer Abby O’Sullivan. The music was composed by Jack Lenz (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST).


About Stoney Lake Entertainment
Stoney Lake Entertainment (SLE) is a film production company created in 2012 by CEO Paul Lalonde, co-founder of Cloud Ten Pictures. SLE is focused on producing big budget faith-themed films for a wider audience. LEFT BEHIND will be SLE’s first feature film.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

“Modern Family” Season Five on DVD September 23 @FoxHomeEnt





“Modern Family” Season Five
Wedding bells are ringing in Season Five of “Modern Family,” the hilariously heartfelt winner of four consecutive Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series. As Cam and Mitch bicker over plans for their big day, the rest of the family has its hands full adapting to new jobs, new schools, and a new male nanny. There are babysitting disasters, an anniversary to celebrate, misguided male bonding, and everything from high-stakes poker to high-maintenance in-laws. Join the Pritchett-Dunphy clan for the wedding of the year, and share the honesty, love and laughter with America’s favorite family.

Special Features
A “Modern Family” Vacation: Behind-the-Scenes in Australia
A Day on Set with Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Shooting on Location in Vegas
Mitch & Cam’s Wedding: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How It All Came Together
Extended Version of “The Big Game”
Gag Reel
Deleted and Extended Scenes

“Modern Family” Season Five DVD
Street Date:September 23, 2014
Prebook Date:August 27, 2014
Screen Format:16:9 (1.78:1)
Audio:5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:English / French / Spanish
Total Run Time:568 minutes
U.S. Rating:TV-PG
Closed Captioned:Yes

Friday, August 15, 2014

Disney Interactive Hosts Top Disney Infinity Community Members at Inaugural Toy Box Summit @DisneyInfinity

Disney Interactive Hosts Top Disney Infinity Community Members at Inaugural Toy Box Summit

Disney Interactive Invites Community to Participate in
Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit Via Twitch and Twitter

Glendale, CA - August 15, 2014 - Disney Interactive today announced the schedule and Twitter / Twitch details for the inaugural Disney Infinity Toy Box Summit, which takes place this weekend at Avalanche Software in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this two-day invite-only event, 22 of the most talented Disney Infinity Toy Box designers from all over the world will have exclusive access to the new Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box 2.0, meet the development team at Avalanche Software, including newly hired Community Level Designers (former community members) Crazybynick and Papa Echo and participate in a Toy Box Design Challenge for the chance to win a special Disney Infinity prize pack.

“Each week, we challenge fans to build and submit their best Toy Box creations, so I’m excited to have the chance to see some of our biggest competitors create in real-time,” said John Blackburn, Vice President and General Manager, Avalanche Software. “To date, we have received hundreds of thousands of submissions and nearly 13 million Toy Boxes have been downloaded, which is a testament to our talented fans, including our Toy Box Summit guests whose creations inspire so many other fans to join in the fun.


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Avalanche Software recently hired five Toy Box Artists who were hand-picked from the community for delivering amazing Toy Box creations that were consistently included among the top five and featured on the weekly Disney Infinity Toy Box TV web series.   These artists include Stewart Malcolm (Crazybynick), Patrick Efird (Papa Echo), Tyler Cole (TyForce), Jose Abalos (doctorlogicgate) and Quinn Johnson (quinnjitsu), who will serve as mentors to the Toy Box Summit guests.  These artists are also currently working on new Toy Box content that will be released for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes.

The company is inviting the entire fan community to participate in this weekend’s event remotely by tuning in to Twitch (www.twitch.tv/disney) at the times listed below and using #DisneyInfinity on Twitter to submit questions, vote for winning Toy Boxes and more:

Saturday, August 16, 2014
8:00AM PDT: Toy Box Summit Keynote featuring John Blackburn, Vice President and General Manager of Avalanche Software and John Vignocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive.

8:30AM PDT: Toy Box Team Panel featuring Team Leads from Avalanche Software.  Send us your questions on Twitter using #DisneyInfinity!

9:30AM PDT: Toy Box 2.0 Workshop Hosted By Toy Box Mentors Stewart Malcolm Patrick Efird, Tyler Cole, Jose Abalos and Quinn Johnson.

Sunday, August 17, 2014
9:00AM PDT: Toy Box 2.0 Competition - Join us as we play through the artists’ Toy Boxes and vote for your favorites on Twitter using #DisneyInfinity and #ToyBoxArtistName!


Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, which will hit retail stores nationwide on September 23, 2014, has been rated “E10+” by the ESRB.

For additional information, please visit www.disney.com/infinity and www.youtube.com/disneyinfinity, join the Disney Infinity Facebook community (Facebook.com/disneyinfinity) and Google+ community (https://plus.google.com/+DisneyInfinity),  and follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/disneyinfinity) and Instagram (instagram.com/disneyinfinity).

About Disney Infinity:
Disney Infinity is an interactive gaming platform where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences starring the beloved characters from across the worlds of Disney. Building on the success of last year’s initial launch, Disney Interactive announced that Disney Infinity’s next chapter, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, will hit stores this fall. In the all new game, players use real-world interactive figures to activate original storylines (Play Sets) in the virtual game worlds of popular Marvel franchises and create new adventures with other Disney Infinity characters in the Toy Box mode. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is rated E-10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit Disney.com/Infinity.



Back to School Disney Frozen Bookbag Giveaway!

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Are your kids getting ready for back to school? Do you have a Frozen fan in your house? Want to win a Frozen backpack? Make sure you check out the new books below and enter to win this adorable Frozen backback!




Back to School Giveaway Exclusive: Win a Disney Frozen Backpack & Learn About Awesome New Books from Indie Authors


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Enter below to win a Disney Frozen Backpack given away exclusively on this blog. This back to school giveaway is sponsored by our friends at Reader Spoils


Check out these books worth reading below!

Zen, Meditation & the Art of Shooting by Ray Mancini


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About The Book-


This book will inspire and guide you through the exciting journey of exploring your own potential and reaching your maximum performance hidden within.


Buy The Book on Amazon and learn more about Mancini at Sig.Edu.Au.

Iron Shinto by Tricia Stewart Shiu


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What exactly is real? Your thoughts make whatever you perceive to be real. Beyond that, what exists? Tricia Stewart Shiu has stepped into territory that few contemporary writers of novels have journeyed concepts of many permutations of the spirit world as experienced and acted out by contemporary characters. Reading Shiu s book IRON SHINTO (the third volume of her series of books entitled The Moa Books) is not only immensely entertaining as a story, but also illuminating as to the concepts of the levels of existence that bond the corporeal world with the spirit world. Each chapter opens with a ritual that the reader can actually follow and perform, moments of enlightenment that heighten the meaning of the novel but also serve to open the reader s mind to the seemingly endless possibilities of realms of existence call it reincarnation or alternative levels of being or whatever connects the reader with a willingness to think along different lines. Though Shiu writes her books for a Teen or Young Adult audience, her commitment to expand the mind is so well centered that her audience could comfortably and satisfyingly include adult readers, especially those curious about universal levels of being.
- Grady Harp, Amazon Top 50 Hall Of Fame Reviewer


About the Book-






Iron Shinto is priced at .99 on Kindle for a limited time. The book won two Mom's Choice Awards: Young Adult Book and Young Contributor for illustrations done by Shiu’s 10-year-old daughter Sydney Shiu. Iron Shinto was Runner Up at The Great Southeast Book Festival, Honorable Mention in both The Los Angeles Book Festival in the Young Adult category and in Portland Oregon's Great Northwest Book Festival.


Buy The Book on Amazon and discover more on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Daimon Gate by D.N. Leo


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Author D.N. Leo presents a tale of a tale of fantasy for young adult readers with Daimon Gate, the second book in his Jigsaw Trilogy. Centered around an ordinary working couple, Ciaran and Madeline, called to fight a "multiversal" war, with only their smarts, their willpower and a couple of daggers, the novel reads as a genre-hopping roller coaster ride. Leo mixes in elements of romance, action, mystery and even gaming.

Read the full review on Palmetto Review’s blog.


About The Book-


Daimon Gate is Book Two of the Jigsaw Trilogy. A series of books set in the genres of science fiction, action adventure, contemporary, romance, and mystery.


Buy the book on Amazon today.


The Lady Leathernecks by Chiara Kelly


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Lady Leathernecks is a debut novel by Chiara Kelly, who served in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 to 2005 as a tactical network security administrator. It is clear the novel owes its creative energy from the author’s experiences as a woman serving in the US Marine Corps. A  scene in the early part of the book when a team of recruits undertakes their last grueling test, a long march, provides the basis for the title. As the leader gives the call “Forward March!” the recruits burst out in song.


Read the full review on Palmetto Review’s blog.

About The Book-


When painfully shy Starbucks barista Allyn Kend joins the Marines, she capsizes those who thought they knew her best. The only thing that makes sense is that her fiancĂ©e Eliot was already a Lance Corporal. However, when she meets truckstop evangelist Jess Kellerman, Korean linguist Bibi Shim and Palm Beach hotel heiress Syth Sangiorgio in the bivouacs of boot camp on Parris Island, her whole concept of whom and what a Marine should be is broken down and rebuilt, along with her own humanity. Each sister has a secret; but also a thirst to prove herself in battle and in life. But despite caring and glaring differences, they realize they need one another to overcome the physical, mental and emotional obstacles that stand between them and the coveted title of Basic Marine or “Lady Leatherneck.” And that is just the beginning! As each Lady Leatherneck serves with differing intentions, they find out more about themselves and one another through the unique challenges of soldier motherhood, duty, deployments, love and loss. As "Globe" reporter Allyn drafts a feature story on human trafficking, MP Jess makes an unlikely arrest that will follow her for life. Meanwhile, linguist Bibi settles cultural scores with her family while deployed to her native Korea. But nothing is final until ostentatious Syth gets her baby back. Only together could they learn that while the Marine Corps may not be for everyone; it is for more than just one type of person. Combat is Human.


Buy it on Amazon today.


Party of 5 is so excited to offer a Frozen Bookbag just in time for back to school!