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Kubo and the Two Strings coming to Theaters

Photos used with the permission of Focus Features.

Photos used with the permission of Focus Features.

In the world of animation another wonderful tale bout the adventures of a young boy.  The story is called Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Hashi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny. Kubo’s quest begins nationwide August 19, 2016 from animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features.  Director: Travis Knight, Writers: Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”)

The Voice Cast is as follows: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, Rooney Mara, and Matthew McConaughey

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KEANU’ Screening Hosted by VIBE – Thurs, April 28, 2016 in New York City

ab5e913ea252bc60bd4eb4fa510cbda4On Thursday, April 28, 2016, various New York influencers flocked to AMC 19th Street to enjoy a special screening of the new film KEANU hosted by VIBE Magazine. The screening kicked off with an introduction from VIBE editor Mike Yi followed by a night of raucous laughter, as guests enjoyed the film starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man,Tiffany Haddish, Jason Mitchell, Will Forte and Luis Guzman.

The movie is the first for the two comedians and is a feature for full of laughs that viewers will enjoy. Members of the press and other notables were a part of the audience to be some of the first to check out the film.

Special attendees included Raven Symone (The View), Yandy Smith (Love & Hip Hop NY), BBOD’s Moe (Love & Hip Hop NY), Dutchess (Black Ink Crew), Puma (Black Ink Crew), Monifah (R&BDivas Atlanta), and Terez Thorpe (R&B Divas Atlanta). KEANU is currently in theaters!
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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg square off to show who’s the best dad

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Photo used with permission from Paramount Pictures

What do you get when you put funny man Will Ferrell and well- known dramatic actor Mark Wahlberg together? If you guessed a seriously fun family movie, then you would be correct. The two actors star in the movie Daddy’s Home

DADDY’S HOME” is the story of a mild-mannered radio executive played by Will Ferrell who strives to become the best stepdad to his new wife’s two children. As the children’s Each day he attempts to get closer to them and begins to feel things finally working, when complications arise with the arrival of the kids normally absent real father. Mark Wahlberg plays a freewheeling and freeloading character who has a hidden agenda to get back into the family he left.

Although it has been a while since Wahlberg’s character has seen his kids, it appears he has had a sudden change of heart and wants to do all he can to make things right or has he? Is he there for the good of all or is he back to his old tricks and simply up to no good. His presence somehow interferes with his ex-wife’s current family life, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids against their stepdad.

This film is funny and will resonate with all families, but especially blended families as the natural father and stepfather each try to come together to have family harmony within the household. Kids and parents will enjoy the journey and definitely identify with the trials and tribulations of having a dysfunctional family.

DADDY’S HOME opens nationwide on December 25!! This is the perfect movie to go and see and sure to be a story for the whole family to enjoy. For more information visit: www.daddyshomemovie.com.

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Attending the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC

Lights! Camera! Action! The Tribeca Film Festival has begun in Manhattan. The festivals dates are: April 18, 2012 and run through April 29, 2012.

Many celebrities and high profile individuals are in New York City to celebrate the festival. The exciting thing about this year is this marks the 10th year of the event. Tribeca Film Festival was started by Academy Award winning actor, Robert De Niro and his business/producing partner Jane Rosenthal in 2002. The festival was created as a result of the effects on business in downtown New York following the September 11,2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The actor felt that this was a way to rebuild downtown NY and excite all New Yorkers along with the Entertainment community.

Tribeca Film Festival has now become of the many large festivals in the world along with Toronto, Cannes, Venice, Sundance among others. With the festival now 5 days into the festivities, there is still time to catch some great movies, events and panels. Click here for the more information.

If you happen to be in New York and have the time, take a moment to checking something out and be a part of these exciting events.

And if you think you can’t afford the festival, there is good news. There are many free events you can attend. Check out the Tribeca Film Festival event guide.

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