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?

Earth To Echo (in theaters July 2) #EarthToEcho

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Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

Rating: PG
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt

Watch the latest official trailer for Earth To Echo below.

Calling all adventure seekers! EARTH TO ECHO opens in theaters on July 2nd — but you can prepare for the journey in the meantime with the brand new Geocaching EARTH TO ECHO Adventure! Geocaching is a family-friendly activity, where adventure seekers can use an app or GPS on their mobile devices to search for cleverly hidden containers placed in nearby neighborhoods.

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Go on a Geocaching adventure in your city with Earth To Echo! Play to unlock the mystery today.

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Get social with this fun family release!

Follow #EarthToEcho on Twitter and on Facebook.

Watch for more Earth To Echo fun, including a giveaway to be posted here soon.

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Trailer Park Tuesday #Boyhood

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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Directer: Richard Linklater

Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith

In theaters: July 11, 2014.

This is such an amazing concept to me. I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie. Oh, and I’ll be needing this soundtrack too.

How about you? Any thoughts on Boyhood?

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Best Of Me #TheBestofMe

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Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

I am so excited to see this first official trailer!

Director: Michael Hoffman

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Sebastian Arcelus, and Gerald McRaney

In theaters: October 17, 2014

If you follow me on any social media, then you already know that I recently had the honor of visiting the set of “The Best of Me” during their last day of filming in New Orleans. I can’t wait to share all the details of my visit as we get closer to the release date, such as interviews with James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, and Nicholas Sparks.

Did you spot this beautiful plantation in the trailer above?

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You can see a few more of my set visit photos on Instagram.

Set visit aside, I absolutely loved this book, and am really looking forward to seeing it play out on screen.

How about you? Did you read “The Best Of Me” by Nicholas Sparks? Are you planning to see the movie?

I am working with Relativity Media, and Big Honcho Media on promotion of this film. Travel, food and lodging were provided in exchange for my coverage. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own.

Blended movie poster, trailer & giveaway #Blended

Opening in theaters this Friday (May 23, 2014) is the new Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore film, Blended. This is not the first time these comedic talents have worked together. Drew and Adam have also stared in The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.

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After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kevin Nealon, Jessica Lowe, Terry Crews, Shaquille O’Neal, Bella Thorne, Emma Fuhrmann, Alyvia Alyn Lynd, Kyle Red Silverstein, Braxton Beckham

Directed By: Frank Coraci
Screenplay By: Ivan Menchell & Clare Sera
Produced By: Mike Karz, Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo

Visit the Official Blended Website.

Check out the Blended trailer!

This movie looks like a lot of fum to me. Our teenage daughter has already expressed her excitement and plans to see it a.s.a.p. Being a big fan of comedies myself, I can’t wait to see it with her.

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Trailer Park Tuesday, And So It Goes

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A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Directer:Rob Reiner

Cast: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Frankie Valli, Scott Shepherd, and Frances Sternhagen

In theaters: July 11, 2014

Now this looks like a lot of fun! I’ll watch pretty much anything with Diane Keaton, and being a big fan of Rob Reiner’s work, this one is a sure thing for me. I’m hoping to see “And So It Goes” in the theater with my step mom and sister.

How about you? Have any thoughts on the trailer for And So It Goes?