K-pop star Jessica Jung's debut SHINE: on sale next week!


From Jessica Jung, former member of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation, comes SHINE (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)a knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive world of K-pop. 

Featured by Billboard Magazine, Teen Vogue, Goodreads, BuzzFeed, and more, SHINE is ready to shine next week at on sale! See below for rave praise for this must-read:

·        “One of the most anticipated teen tales of the year.”—Entertainment Weekly

·        “An all-around charmer.”—The A.V. Club

·        “A juicy debut.”—Betches

·        “Shimmering.”—Kirkus Reviews


Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl by way of Jenny Han in this knock-out debut about a Korean American teen who is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of one of the most influential K-pop girl groups of all time, Girls Generation.

What would you give for a chance to live your dreams?

For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by DB Entertainment—one of Seoul’s largest K-pop labels, known for churning out some of the world’s most popular stars. The rules are simple: Train 24/7. Be perfect. Don’t date. Easy right?

Not so much. As the dark scandals of an industry bent on controlling and commodifying beautiful girls begin to bubble up, Rachel wonders if she’s strong enough to be a winner, or if she’ll end up crushed… Especially when she begins to develop feelings for K-pop star and DB golden boy Jason Lee. It’s not just that he’s charming, sexy, and ridiculously talented. He’s also the first person who really understands how badly she wants her star to rise.

Get ready as Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Korea’s most famous girl group, Girls Generation, takes us inside the luxe, hyper-color world of K-pop, where the stakes are high, but for one girl, the cost of success—and love—might be even higher. It’s time for the world to see: this is what it takes to SHINE.

NO TIME TO DIE - In Theaters November 20, 2020 #NoTimeToDie

#NoTimeToDie
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writers: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, and Cary Joji Fukunaga 
and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Producers: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, 
Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as "M"
Also starring Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen

Score Album on DECCA RECORDS
Official Website: https://www.007.com
Twitter: @007
Facebook: @JamesBond007
Instagram: @007
YouTube: James Bond 007

#TheSecretGarden Available on Digital 9/22 & Blu-ray and DVD 10/6


 

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
AND ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD OCTOBER 6, 2020 
FROM STXFILMS & UNIVERSAL PICTURES
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SYNOPSIS:  THE SECRET GARDEN starring Colin Firth (Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainBridget Jones’s Baby), Julie Walters (Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) and Dixie Egerickx (The Little Strangers) is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England during a new time period in 1947, the film follows a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.
 
THE SECRET GARDEN will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL
  • Characters – Learn more about the beloved characters of THE SECRET GARDEN and how the actors who played them brought them to life in a new and imaginative way.
  • Concept to Reality – From the majestic design of Misselthwaite Manor, to the creation of the enchanting garden, see how the filmmakers created the most immersive telling of THE SECRET GARDEN yet, full of vivid and magical realism.
  • Page to Screen – A look behind the scenes of THE SECRET GARDEN, and how the timeless, best-selling novel was brought to life in a modern, vivid, and magical way.
  • The Official Trailer
 
FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Colin Firth, Julie Walters, and Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst, Amir Wilson
Casting By: Karen Lindsay-Stewart
Makeup and Hair Designer: Nadia Stacey
Composer: Dario Marianelli
Editor: Luke Dunkley
Costume Designer: Michele Clapton
Production Designer: Grant Montgomery
Director of Photography: Lol Crawley, BSC
Co-Producer: Jane Robertson
Executive Produced By: Ron Halpern, Didier Lupfer, Dan Macrae, Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson
Produced By: David Heyman, Rosie Alison
Based on the Novel “The Secret Garden” By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Screenplay By: Jack Thorne
Directed By: Marc Munden

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY
:
Street Date: October 6, 2020
Selection Number: 64212398
Layers: BD- 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild peril
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and Latin American Spanish DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Run Time: 1 hour 40 Minutes
 
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: October 6, 2020
Selection Number: 64210112
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild peril
Sound: English and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Subtitles
Run Time: 1 hour 40 Minutes

 
About STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a global, next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content.  It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.
 
The company is led by accomplished businessman and entrepreneur Robert Simonds. Investors include the global private investment firm TPG Growth; Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia's largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China's leading provider of online products and services; Liberty Global, the world’s largest distribution platform; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; New Enterprise Associates (NEA); DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others.  With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.

 
For more information, please visit http://www.stxentertainment.com
 
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Are You Ready to Sit at a Movie Theater?

 


Hey everyone! We are about to enter the month of September. That would put us at around 7-8 months of dealing with the Pandemic we know as Covid-19. Life fo everyone has been altered in so many ways and will continue to stay this way, until Covid has been dealt with. 

So my question to you, is are you ready to sit at a movie theater? Some theaters have begun to open their doors. They have limited capacity and movie times. Right now, you can find theaters playing The New Mutants movie. Will you head out with your face masks and hand sanitizer? Are you willing to buy popcorn and a coke? Maybe you already have gone to a theater, how was the experience?

I personally am on the fence still. I have yet to eat inside a restaurant. Door Dash has become my friend. I have been places that are outdoors location, such as a kid's baseball field, the beach, the lake, gas stations and of course the grocery stores. I drive past the theater to the grocery store and see the cars parked (only a couple) and think, hmmmm am I ready? 

I love seeing films on the big screens. I know that some films have been available via streaming accounts, but seeing them at home just isn't the same. Wonder Woman 84 is coming soon and that's a film I know I would like to see in theaters. So let see if I test the waters before Wonder Woman comes out or if I wait till then. 

Would love to hear what you guys are doing or planning. 

Stay Safe! Mask up!




BREATHLESS by Jennifer Niven's On-Sale 9.29



Breathless 
by Jennifer Niven
Release Date: September 29, 2020
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

From Jennifer Niven, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places, comes an unforgettable new novel about a sensitive girl ready to live her bravest life--sex, heartbreak, family dramas, and all.

Before: With graduation on the horizon, budding writer Claudine Henry is focused on three things: college in the fall, become a famous author, and the ever-elusive possibility of sex. She doesn't even need to be in love--sex is all she's looking for. Then her dad drops a bombshell: he and Claude's mom are splitting up. Suddenly, Claude's entire world feels like a lie, and the ground under her feet anything but stable.

After: Claude's mom whisks them both away to a remote, mosquito-infested island off the coast of Georgia, a place where the two of them can start the painful process of mending their broken hearts. It's the last place Claude can imagine finding her footing, but then Jeremiah Crew happens. Miah is a local trail guide with a passion for photography, and a past he doesn't like to talk about. He's brash, enigmatic, and even more infuriatingly, he's the only one who seems to see Claude for who she wants to be. So when Claude decides to sleep with Miah, she tells herself it's just sex--exactly what she has planned. There isn't enough time to fall in love, especially if it means putting her already broken heart at risk.

Compulsively readable and impossible to forget, Jennifer Niven's luminous new novel is an insightful portrait of a young woman determined to write her own next chapter--sex, resilience, mosquito bites, and all.

Levy Park On Tai Chi & Bollywood/Bhangra Dancing IN THE PARK



Enjoy another double dose of summer fun options with Levy Park this Thursday, July 23 with Tai Chi in the Park and Bollywood/Bhangra Dancing.

  • Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.

 

  • This vibrant and entertaining fitness dance class is suitable for all ability levels. It gives a whole-body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood and Bhangra Music. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.

Available on the Levy Park’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, viewers can tune-in daily to Levy Park On-Demand to find new, free programming at 10:00 AM CST, including story times for families with children, fitness classes, at-home activities, games and more.



IN-PARK + ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING JULY CALENDAR

Monday 7/20 Levy Park On-Demand: Zumba by Tiny Fitness (10AM)

Join the party and sweat with Tiny Fitness to rhythms from around the world! This 45-minute Zumba fitness class will have you grooving, shaking, and toning to salsa, hip hop, samba, and bhangra beats - and so many more. This program is ONLINE, please visit levyparkhouston.org for more details.


Tuesday 7/21 Levy Park On-Demand: Family Storytime & Craft: The Color Monster (10AM)

Join us from home for Levy Park’s Family Storytime & craft featuring The Color Monster! After we read the book, we will guide you in making a monster puppet using basic household items. This program is ONLINE, please visit levyparkhouston.org for more details.

Supplies Needed: Paper Bag, Markers- or Colored Pencils, Crayons, Yarn- or Ribbon, String, Tape

*Optional- Google Eyes


Wednesday 7/22: Summer Nature Series with Harris County Precinct 4: Pocket Prairies with Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center (10AM-12PM)

Discover how the local ecoregion has changed over time, explore native plants, and learn how to create a biodegradable pocket prairie. This program is in-park at the Levy Park event pavilion. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place.


Wednesday 7/22: Body Barre by Define (6PM)

DEFINE Body & Mind brings you this full-body, low impact workout that incorporates the science of Pilates, yoga, core strengthening and ballet. This energizing, hour-long class uses body weight to target all major muscle groups to sculpt, slim, and tone your whole body. All fitness levels welcome. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.


Thursday 7/23: Tai Chi in the Park (9AM)

Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.


Thursday 7/23: Bollywood/Bhangra Dancing (7PM)

This vibrant and entertaining fitness dance class is suitable for all ability levels. It gives a whole-body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood and Bhangra Music. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.


Friday 7/24: Public Piano Play (12PM-6PM)

Come out and enjoy our outdoor solar-powered piano, fun and free for all to practice their skills!


Saturday 7/25: Houston Museum of Natural Science: Motion Commotion (2PM-4PM)

See Newton’s laws of motion brought to life, through interactive demonstrations which allow participants to experience their practical applications. Find out how levers work, learn why every action has a reaction, and watch the relationship between mass and inertia as you discover the science behind motion in all its forms. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place. Eyes


Monday 7/27 Levy Park On-Demand: Zumba by Tiny Fitness (10AM)

Join the party and sweat with Tiny Fitness to rhythms from around the world! This 45-minute Zumba fitness class will have you grooving, shaking, and toning to salsa, hip hop, samba, and bhangra beats - and so many more. This program is ONLINE, please visit levyparkhouston.org for more details.


Tuesday 7/28 Levy Park On-Demand: Family Storytime & Craft: Sheep Take a Hike (10AM)

Join us from home for Levy Park’s Family Storytime & craft featuring Sheep Take a Hike! After we read the book, we will guide you in making a sheep mask using basic household items. This program is ONLINE, please visit levyparkhouston.org for more details.

Supplies Needed: Paper Plate, Cotton Balls, Glue, Scissors, White paper or construction paper, 

*Optional: Pencil- or pen, coloring pencils, crayons, markers


Wednesday 7/29 Levy Park On-Demand: Summer Nature Series with Harris County Precinct 4: Summer Outdoor Hazards with Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center (10AM)

Join Jones Park Assistant Director Matthew Abernathy to learn about such common summer outdoor hazards as poison ivy, venomous snakes, and dangerous arthropods. You’ll also learn tips on avoiding bites and stings and how to treat their effects. See why there’s no reason to fear the outdoors. This program is ONLINE, please visit levyparkhouston.org for more details.


Thursday 7/30: Tai Chi in the Park (9AM)

Practice Tai Chi to connect and focus the body and mind with slow, low-impact gentle movements and stretches. Open to all ages and levels, this class is great for those who want to de-stress, find their inner peace, and increase overall health. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.


Thursday 7/30: Bollywood/Bhangra Dancing (7PM)

This vibrant and entertaining fitness dance class is suitable for all ability levels. It gives a whole-body workout while dancing to the rhythm of joy with the powerful nature of Bollywood and Bhangra Music. This program is held at the Levy Park event pavilion with social distancing measures in place and will be live streamed on Levy Park’s Facebook page.


Friday 7/31: Public Piano Play (12PM-6PM) 

Come out and enjoy our outdoor solar-powered piano, fun and free for all to practice their skills!


ABOUT LEVY PARK

Levy Park is a vibrant, urban, six-acre City of Houston park located in the heart of the Upper Kirby District. Levy Park Conservancy, an affiliate of the Upper Kirby District Foundation, is the private, nonprofit organization responsible for the maintenance, operation, and programming of Levy Park. Learn more about Levy Park at levyparkhouston.org. Levy Park can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @levyparkhouston.


Levy Park’s free public programming is making a limited come back to the park’s grounds

beginning July 1 while continuing it’s popular On Demand offerings for those summering at home. July’s line up

will include favorites like story time, Zumba, Bollywood/Bhangra dancing, Summer Nature Series, Drum Jam and

more. As onsite activities return, park leadership asks that visitors help uphold CDC guidelines by:

 Not moving park furniture. It has been placed in observance with social distancing guidelines.

 Not using parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms.

 Following CDC guidance on handwashing, face coverings, the recommended size of social

gatherings, and minimum recommended social distancing.


To find the full line-up of at-home programming, visit levyparkhouston.org. The Children’s Park and water feature

remain closed. Additionally, the Woodshed Smokehouse is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM – close with

a daily happy hour from 5 PM to 7 PM.


The Twilight Book We Have Been Waiting 12 Years For!!! - MIDNIGHT SUN



12 Years after the online leak of Midnight Sun
Stephenie Meyer will finally publish the novel that we gave hope on. 

AUGUST 4, 2020


We have been getting teased with a countdown on Meyer's website for days, many were speculating but not holding their hopes high. Well now we know and what a sweet surprise it was. Twilight Fans worldwide are rejoicing with this news. We are finally going to get to read Edward's perspective when he meets Bella. I think binge reading is expected just like we did for Twilight

Honestly after 12 years, it's going to feel so new, fresh and amazing to revisit once again Forks and this love story. I don't know about you guys, but this news was great especially during this whole pandemic we have been dealing with this year. 

Stephenie Meyer:
“I am very excited to finally, finally announce the release of Midnight Sun on 4 August,” Meyer said, in a prerecorded video broadcast on Good Morning America. “It’s a crazy time right now and I wasn’t sure it was the right time to put this book out, but some of you have been waiting for just so so long it didn’t seem right to make you wait any more.”
If you are trying to visit Meyer's website now, it crashed within seconds. stepheniemeyer.com

What was your reaction when finding out about Midnight Sun?


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