If I Stay, in theaters now

Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. “If I Stay” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

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Staring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. Directed by R.J. Cutler. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material. “If I Stay” is in theaters now!

You can watch the trailer here in my previous blog post.

I recently had a Five Dollar Shake team member attend an advanced screening of “If I Stay”, and she had the following to say about the movie.

“In a nutshell… It was very good – a tear jerker for sure but with light touches of humor throughout the movie – which in my opinion didn’t make it to dark or depressing throughout the whole movie…it made it “real”. I wouldn’t suggest it for those that have lost a Mom/Dad/Brother/Sister tragically-

It was a reality check for families to understand what is important in our lives…and that is – each other and not to take for granted that we all will “always” be there.

It brought me to question – even if I lost all my family around me tragically – could I live or would I want to live…? It shows that not only family can love and care … but in fact extended family and friends would be there – to help me through getting up, dusting off, pulling through and moving on in life..not to say it wouldn’t be the hardest path I would tread… ”

- Suzanne

Will you see If I Stay? Or have you seen it already? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the movie?

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Maze Runner #MazeRunner

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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. 20th Century Fox. Rated: PG-13

Directed By: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee.
In Theaters
: September 19, 2014

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I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like a gripping, and exciting story. One we can enjoy with our teenager. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Maze Runner while it’s in theaters. How about you? Have you read the book? Any plans on seeing the film?

Official websites – #MazeRunner

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Watch for more The Maze Runner fun, including a giveaway to be posted here soon.

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Texas Rising to premiere on Memorial Day 2015

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History’s “Texas Rising,” detailing the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers, will premiere Memorial Day, May 25.

Oh, this is going to be good…

The eight-hour event series from exec producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields and McCoys”) stars Bill Paxton as Texas legend Sam Houston and follows his fight for Texas’ independence against Mexican general Santa Anna.

“We’re ecstatic with what we’ve seen so far from production,” said Dirk Hoogstra, History and H2 exec VP and general manager. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than with a big television event that’s sure to resonate with our fans.”

Check out this stellar cast…

The series cast includes Bill Paxton, Kris Kristofferson, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher McDonald, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, and Sarah Jones.

Wow, I am really looking forward to this! Can it be 2015 now?

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Advance local movie screening, “If I Stay” ticket giveaway #Detroit #Birmingham #IfIstay

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Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant, and now her own life hangs in the balance. Caught between life and death for one revealing day, Mia has only one decision left, which will not only decide her future but her ultimate fate. “If I Stay” is based on the best-selling novel of the same name.

Staring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, Jamie Blackley, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds and Stacy Keach. Directed by R.J. Cutler.

This film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material.

If I Stay is in theaters August 22,2014.

Attention local readers! You can enter to win (2) tickets to an advanced local screening of If I Stay here on my blog! The advance screening will be on Tuesday August 19th at the Palladium 12, in Birmingham at 7:00pm.

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post saying you’d like to attend. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. 25 winners would be selected and emailed passes for 2 to see the film.

Want extra entries? Share this giveaway on Twitter and/or your Facebook page! Please leave an additional comment linking to your share.

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Experience A Love Story Like No Other with “The Fault in Our Stars” on Blu-ray & DVD 9/16/14

This September bring home the global phenomenon that captivated the hearts of millions!

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“The Greatest Romance Story of this decade1” is releasing on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD September 16.

Attention Die-Hard Fans! The Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray™ is a must have to see the extended version of Augustus and Hazel’s Story and get an exclusive, limited-time-only Infinity Bracelet!

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Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) share a sarcastic sense of humor, a distaste for the conventional, and ultimately a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Although the two teens face unlikely challenges, their courage and dedication to each other prove that while life isn’t perfect, love can still be extraordinary. Laura Dern (Little Fockers) and Sam Trammell (TV’s True Blood) also star in this powerfully moving film based on John Green’s New York Times best-selling novel.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD with an extended version that will keep Augustus and Hazel’s beautiful infinity going even longer and have the millions of lovers of the film and book holding on to every last second. Die-hard fans of the film must get their hands on the Blu-ray™, which is the only place to find a behind-the-scenes look at how the two lover’s paths aligned in bringing the book to the screen and six deleted scenes to complete the inspirational tale.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Little Infinities Edition Blu-ray™ SPECIAL FEATURES

  •   Extended Version
  •   Extended Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
  •   6 Deleted Scenes (Including Commentary)
  •   The Stars Align: Book to Screen
  •   Plus all of the features on the DVD!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Blu-ray™ SPECIAL FEATURES

  •   Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
  •   6 Deleted Scenes (Including Commentary)
  •   The Stars Align: Book to Screen
  •   Plus all of the features on the DVD!

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Theatrical Cut Audio Commentary by Josh Boone and John Green
  • Promotional Featurettes: The Cast, The Making of The Fault in Our Stars, The Transformation, Literature to Life, Our Little Infinity, The Music Behind Our Stars
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Trailer Park Tuesday, Wild

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With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Directer: Jean-Marc Vallée

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, W. Earl Brown, Brian Van Holt, Gaby Hoffmann

In theaters: December 5, 2014.

This movie is high on my “must see” see. The trailer looks amazing. I just ordered the book and am planning to read it before seeing the movie. I’ve heard such great things.

How about you? Have you read the book? Will you be seeing Wild on the big screen?

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, the first Official Trailer #FIFTYSHADES

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

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Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY will be in theaters Valentine’s Day 2015!

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay by: Kelly Marcel
Based on the Book by: E L James
Produced by: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti
Executive Producer: Marcus Viscidi

You can watch the first official trailer below, featuring Beyoncé’s rerecorded new version of “Crazy In Love.”.

Warning, this trailer contains some adult content.

Get social with Fifty Shades of Grey on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

I read the book, and even though it much more “adult” than my usual reads, I loved it, and am looking forward to seeing how this story plays out on screen.

How about you? Did you read the book? Do you think you’ll see the movie?

Trailer Park Tuesday, Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost

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Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria (Traisac). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (del Toro).

I’ve been waiting to see footage of this film for what feels like forever! If you know me offline, or have been reading my blog for any real amount of time, then you know Benicio del Toro is my very favorite actor, and has been for over a decade. One might say I’m a tad-bit obsessed. I guess I can live with that. Anyway this teaser looks amazing. The shot where Benicio is giving the look – you “the look” it gives me chills already. I am so looking forward to seeing this movie on the big screen!

How about you? Do you think you’ll be seeing Paradise Lost?