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I Had The Wrong Idea About Rogue One

I found myself watching Rogue One, even though I’ve told myself repeatedly that I didn’t need to buy a ticket for yet another Star Wars movie. An editor for a prominent Website forgot he was invited to a press screening, thus I ended up with the excuse that I was watching this film for journalism’s sake. By the time I walked out, I was forced to admit I loved Rogue One more than any Star Wars movie I’ve watched since 1980.

That’s not to say that Rogue One doesn’t have problems. Our main characters feel like they could have been a generic band of rebels if it weren’t for the actors carrying the story along, but that was true of the original trilogy as well. Despite a lack of character development, this is a promising start to Disney‘s anthology Star Wars movies. These will explore additional stories outside of the main plot. Rogue One focused on how the Rebel Alliance stole the plans for the original Death Star. This helps the plot to tie into that of the original blockbuster.

Each of the main Star Wars movies features a plot that focuses on grand heroes on a massive adventure that pits the forces of one major faction against another. It’s extremely satisfying to finally watch a Star Wars movie that focuses on the triumphs of people who otherwise would have been footnotes to fictional history.

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Five New Theaters Options For Fandango

On Wednesday, at Cinemacom, Fandango, a popular subsidiary of NBC Universal, welcomed five new theaters to its already extensive list of viewing options. Malco Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Frank Theatres, NCG Cinemas, and Paragon Theaters bring the enterprise’s already impressive offerings up to more than 23,000 choices for cinema attendees in the United States, and represent a whopping 83% of the country‘s theaters.

While Fandango’s connections include mega theater ventures like Cinemark, with nearly 4,500 screens, the latest additions to the cinematic family extend the theater advantage by more than 1,000 options. Malco and its screens in Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee; Frank Theaters in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey; Goodrich locations in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan; and Paragon screens found in Virginia, Minnesota, and Florida will all help Fandango offer the best in cinema resources. What’s more, independent operations across the country can now get a piece of the action, thanks to Fandango’s new connection Veezi Cinema and its management software.

Theaters Options For FandangoThe online movie resource offers an extensive range of services, from basic information to trailers and special offers, to gift cards and contests. It can be easily accessed through a variety of mobile and online apps, like Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Almost half of all movie tickets purchased in 2014 were purchased online, and current downloads of Fandango’s apps exceed 40 million. Times are constantly shifting the face of entertainment and this popular service is leading the latest shifts.

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Movie Clips Site Just Purchased By Fandango

The popular ticketing website, Fandango, has just purchased MovieClips in an effort to expand its database of accessible movies.

Fandango is a fruitful movie company that sells movie tickets for more than 23,000 theaters across the United States. The company did not release any information on the financial aspects of the deal, but the business deal will surely give Fandango some extra footing in the movie business.

MovieClips is a company that places clips from popular movies and puts them on YouTube for people to view. The company monetizes the clips and earns profits through advertisements.

MovieClip’s network has more than 25 YouTube channels in it, and each channel contains a wide variety of movie clips. In total, MovieClips has more than 45,000 curated clips that it displays on a daily basis.

The merger between Fandango and Movie Clips will enable Fandango to monetize the licensed clips to which Movie Clips has access. User can give a Fandango review to share their experiences after the merger.

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Transformers: Age Of Extinction

The time for the new Transformers movie is almost here! Transformers: Age of Extinction gives more details about when Optimus Prime and the other Transformers are on the verge of saving the human race once more. Since their time is almost upon us, Fandango has decided to release a never before seen clip from this movie.

Megatron greets his "brother" Optimu...

Megatron greets his “brother” Optimus Prime in their final battle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While this clip is definitely good for any fans of the Transformers, or who love Fandango, this movie has already been voted “The Most Anticipated Movie of the Summer”. If you have this film on your list of anticipated watches, you need to be sure to check out the clip that we have provided below.

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is going to be out June 26th, and it stalls Mark Wahlberg! This is the fourth in the series and starts shortly after a massive battle that left a major city in ruins. The city inadvertently became the first casualty in a fight for the entire world. However, with a powerful villain coming to earth, it is up to Optimus Prime and the Autobots to protect it. However, this time they have a new band of humans to help them. Ken Watanabe, Jack Reynor, Bingbing Li, John Goodman, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammar and Mark Wahlberg.

Are you excited to see this movie about the Autobots and Mark Wahlberg saving the world? If so please feel free to write your comments and opinions below!

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Talking About High School Musicals

The Selection This Month for Families: High School Musicals

This working mom with two small children could not even imagine living in a world that didn’t have Netflix as a part of it. That was actually the case prior to my beginning working here. Now, to showcase precisely how Netflix positively affects lives we’ve put together, “This Month’s Picks For Families”. Each month we will offer ideas and recommendations that might fit well in the routine of your family that month. In addition, we will also include some recipe and craft ideas, but don’t fret, they will be kept practical and realistic.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was very early in the journey of parenting that it became apparent the awesome power music holds to alter the mood not only in the house, but especially in the car. My kids got to meet Michael Buble and Stevie Wonder at an early age, so I am able to listen to Superstition almost as often as I am Let It Go. And even though I classify myself as 100% tone deaf, it doesn’t prevent me from breaking into a song at the same time I am attempting to get my kids to follow my instructions and get something done.

To get both older and younger kids into the spirit of the musical feeling as we prepare for those spring musicals seemingly popping up everywhere, we’ve put together a list of some movies to aid the cause.

For the older kids:

1. Camp Rock
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. Footloose
4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
5. Grease
6. High School Musical
7. Shrek the Musical

For the younger kids:

1. Rock-A-Doodle
2. Leap Frog: Numberland
3. The Prince of Egypt
4. Pochahontas
5. Mulan

I am fairly certain my children inherited my two left feet and tone deaf ears, so we’ll have our fun at home watching musicals. You can see how simple it is to put together your personal No Sew Stage Curtain by clicking here.

You might also want to click here to find out just how to put together your personal Shrek-inspired parfait.

Perhaps with these title suggestions, you will be able to simply Let It Go out of your mind and thoughts.

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Netflix Arrives At Virgin Media

Netflix Arrives At Virgin Media

Netflix has been rapidly growing over the last few years, so much so that the video-on-demand program has begun receiving worldwide attention. Recently, a contract with the company has allowed Virgin Media subscribers in the United Kingdom to access the TV and movie streaming service right from the comfort of their TiVo boxes, after an informative survey determined that the program would be met with popular success.

Many expect that, within the next few days, Netflix will become available and will work in conjunction with Virgin Media’s preexisting variety of available content. This gives TiVo owners a far easier way to access exclusive titles that are only available on Netflix, such as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, and Arrested Development. Additionally, in order to draw in TiVo owners who have not yet signed up with Netflix, the company is offering a six month Netflix free trial period for current customers who are enjoying VIP or Premier subscriptions.

This type of deal affects both the company and the consumer in a positive way. Virgin Media has the opportunity to expand the value of its TiVo setup and keep their customers interested in their platform, while the customers are more likely to explore the various live TV and enjoy the numerous on demand programs and content available. By including Netflix in the business arrangements, they are able to showcase their services to a wider audience, and help draw more widespread attention to their streaming potential throughout the United Kingdom.

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