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Sunday, November 17, 2019

My Spy Trailer - Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal & Peter Segal



MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.



MY SPY
Release: 01/10/2020
DIRECTED BY: Peter Segal
PRODUCED BY: Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, Dave Bautista, Jonathan Meisner, Peter Segal, Robert Simonds, Gigi Pritzker
CAST: Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman and Ken Jeong 

Credit: Michael Gibson. Courtesy of STXfilms. Motion Picture Artwork © 2018 
STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st Century’s changed media landscape. STX specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content, with a unique ability to maximize the impact of content across worldwide, multiplatform distribution channels, including unparalleled global capabilities and direct passage into the China market.
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Netflix: 6 Underground Trailer - Ryan Reynolds & Michael Bay



What's the best part of being dead?
It isn't escaping your boss, your ex, or even erasing your criminal record.
The best part about being dead...is the freedom.
The freedom to fight the injustice and evil that lurk in our world without anyone or anything to slow you down or tell you “no.”

6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic leader (Ryan Reynolds), whose sole mission in life is to ensure that, while he and his fellow operatives will never be remembered, their actions damn sure will.




6 UNDERGROUND
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Paul Wernick & Rhett Reese
Produced by: Ian Bryce, p.g.a., Michael Bay, p.g.a., David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger
Co-Produced by: Jonathan Hook, Michael Kase
Executive Produced by: Matthew Cohan

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Mélanie Laurent, Corey Hawkins, Adria Arjona, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ben Hardy, Lior Raz, Payman Maadi and Dave Franco



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Netflix: Holiday Rush Official Trailer



Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom (La La Anthony). Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you. 


Release Date: November 28, 2019
Starring: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Deon Cole, Amarr M. Wooten, La La Anthony, Andrea-Marie Alphonse, Selena-Marie Alphonse, Alysia Livingston, Deysha Nelson, Roscoe Orman, Malika Samuel, with Tamala Jones and Darlene Love

Directed by Leslie Small
Produced by Sean Dwyer, Elizabeth Cullen, Julie DiCataldo
Co-Produced by Greg Cope White
Written by Sean Dwyer & Greg Cope White



A popular radio DJ (Romany Malco) loses his job just as his four spoiled kids hand over their Christmas lists. Through downsizing, the family starts to realize that having less could lead to more good than they ever imagined.

HOLIDAY RUSH
Genres: Children & Family Movies, Dramas
Cast: Romany MalcoSonequa Martin-GreenDarlene LoveDeon ColeLa La AnthonyDeysha NelsonAmarr M. WootenSelena-Marie AlphonseAndrea-Marie Alphonse


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Praise for THE QUEEN OF NOTHING

*"Whether you came for the lore or the love, perfection." ―Kirkus, starred review

*"A compelling final piece in a powerful set." ―Booklist, starred review

"We're being promised a 'jaw-dropping' finale...Based on the ride she's taken readers on so far, we'd expect nothing less." ―Entertainment Weekly

Praise for THE WICKED KING

*"A stunning and compelling sequel." ―SLJ, starred Review

*"A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to THE CRUEL PRINCE.... Black's writing is both contemporary and classic; her world is, at this point, intensely well-realized, so that some plot twists seem almost inevitable." ―Kirkus, starred Review

*"[A] dangerous journey filled with mystery, betrayal, intrigue, and romance.... Larger-than-life action in a kingdom packed with self-centered, evil, and manipulating characters also doles out real life issues." ―VOYA, starred Review

*"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come." ―Booklist, Starred Review

He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Superlative A. Lincoln: Poems about our 16th President by Eileen R. Meyer Review



The Superlative A. Lincoln celebrates the numerous (and surprising) ways in which our sixteenth president excelled. The nineteen poems in this non-fiction poetry collection include "Most Distracted Farmer," "Biggest Dreamer," "Best Use of an Accessory," and "Most Admired President," to name a few. Each poem shares a fascinating story about events in Abraham Lincoln's life. History notes accompany each poem and explain more about the ways in which Lincoln was superlative.

In the back matter, "The Superlative YOU" encourages young readers to consider the numerous ways in which they, too, are superlative. The book empowers young readers to learn more about Lincoln's life and dream about great accomplishments that they hope to achieve.




I like to read books about the history of the United States. This is the reason why I chose the book “The Superlative A. Lincoln: Poems about our 16th President” by Eileen R. Meyer and illustrations by Dave Szalay. I have some knowledge of Abraham Lincoln. Now that I have read this book, I have learned a lot more about our 16th President. It was amazing to experience how people lived their lives during his time.

It was cool to read a book of poems instead of one with normal texts. Each poem showed certain parts of his life. The illustrations in each poem helped me paint a picture of all the things he went through. Mr. Lincoln is very interesting. Even though he never went to school, he was a very smart man. He is self-educated.

He was a helpful man and would chop wood all day to help his father build their family cabin. He loved to read and study and would not choose to do his daily farm work. Another interesting fact was that he was in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Abraham Lincoln is recognized as the most admired President because he showed bravery, great wisdom and believed that all people should be free. He was also great in giving speeches.

This is a fun book to read and I would recommend it to others who are looking for an educational title. You will learn about his childhood, hobbies, presidency and his work for our country. I like author Eileen’s writing style and how she wrote Abraham Lincoln’s life in poems.


Here are Jordan's written reviews as he reads per chapter. Just click the picture to enlarge. ***WARNING** Review Contains SPOILERS. Do NOT click the pictures if you do not wish to be Spoiled.

All Chapter Reviews are Written by Book Nerd Jordan.

Praise for THE SUPERLATIVE A. LINCOLN: POEMS ABOUT OUR 16TH PRESIDENT 

Telling Abraham Lincoln's story in poetry is a tall order, but Meyer pulls it off. "Come read about a legend— / the greatest of the greats; / from a poor boy in the backwoods / to a president, first-rate." The title of each celebratory poem offers a yearbook-style superlative about our 16th president: "Best Wrestler," "Best Lumberjack," "Who's Tallest?" Each poem is accompanied by a brief paragraph providing context for the poem. The rhyming poems are mostly in third person, though one is in the voice of Lincoln's stovepipe hat, and there's another from Grace Bedell, who wrote to the president encouraging him to grow a beard. The upbeat poems and string of superlatives, however, leave little room for more nuanced explanations, as in "Strongest Conviction: Signing the Emancipation," from which readers learn that Lincoln freed the slaves but not that they weren't really free yet nor that his commitment to abolition was limited. The portrait orientation of the volume is the right choice for our tall president, and Szalay's attractive, folksy art manages to capture the homespun spirit of the poems. Brown faces appear in the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, and President Barack Obama and Frederick Douglass make appearances. The collection will make excellent reading aloud in the classroom, a few a day. A tip of the stovepipe hat for making a poetry biography so much fun. Kirkus Reviews

These 19 poems demythologize Abraham Lincoln. Amusing tidbits of information, like why Abe wore such a tall hat, are combined with historical footnotes. Illustrations are fun and educational. Illustrations rendered in a soft, natural palette convey a sense of Lincoln’s humanity by including examples of behavior people do when they think no one is watching. An excellent use of language and recognizable rhyme schemes make this title a wonderful teaching tool for the classroom. These well-researched poems hold readers’ attention and could encourage them to explore additional questions. ­VERDICT A good example of how poetry can also inform. Highly recommended for elementary schools and public libraries. School Library Journal

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Eileen R. Meyer writes picture books. Her works include The Superlative A. Lincoln (Charlesbridge); Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals: A Story of Sleep; and other titles. Eileen loves visiting schools and speaking to gatherings of fellow writers, educators and librarians. Eileen is a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and has volunteered for SCBWI-IL in many roles over the years. Eileen and her husband split their time between Illinois and North Florida and have three sons. For more information and to contact Eileen, please visit www.EileenMeyerBooks.com.

        

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop


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Praise for THE TOLL

"A furiously paced finale that reaches for the stars." Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2019

"Nothing else like it out there... Readers will want to be here to see how it ends." Booklist, November 1, 2019

* "Shusterman weaves together story lines of old and new characters to create an explosive series end... Fans of the first two books will be (and have been) clamoring for this finale. Get it to them as soon as possible." School Library Journal STARRED REVIEW, November 2019

* "The stellar conclusion to Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy is a gripping adventure that never stops building momentum." Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW, October 28, 2019


From New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman comes the thrilling conclusion to the Printz Honor–winning series Arc of a Scythe.

It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver.

In this pulse-pounding conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy, constitutions are tested and old friends are brought back from the dead.

You can purchase The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) at the following Retailers:
    

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|Podcast| Wolkenbruch's Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa Cast Interview


LOGLINE
Motti Wolkenbruch, a young Orthodox Jew, finds himself at a turning point. His beloved mother wants him to get married and presents one prospective candidate after the other. Unfortunately, none of the women appeal to him, as they all resemble his mother. The situation gets even more complicated when Motti secretly falls in love with the non-Jewish girl Laura, a so-called Shiksa.

ABOUT THE CASTS
JOEL BASMAN IS MOTTI WOLKENBRUCH
“My dad was born in Israel, and it was him, who first drew my attention to the novel. He was also adamant that I should play Motti, if ever the book was turned into a movie. So for me this is a deeply emotional and personal project.” Joel Basman

Joel Basman is the most prominent rising acting talent in Switzerland, also making movies internationally in Europe and the US. He has won numerous film and TV awards at home as well as the LOLA in Germany and the Danish Film Prize. In 2017 LAND OF MINE was nominated for the Oscars as best foreign language film. Joel Basman is also making a name for himself with big US studios, appearing in the exceptional HBO series HOMELAND and in the remake of PAPILLON. 2017 he was also starring next to Léa Seydoux and Colin Firth in the new feature film KURSK by Thomas Vinterberg.



INGE MAUX IS MAME WOLKENBRUCH
“This is such a charming story, full of amazing characters. Mame Wolkenbruch is a dream! The cast is fabulous, and I‘m so looking forward to working with this director. THANK HEAVEN for this movie!” Inge Maux

Inge Maux is a remarkable character performer. Besides her appearances at Vienna’s popular Volkstheater she was seen in David Schalkow’s BRAUNSCHLAG, the most successful series in Austrian TV history as well as in Ulrich Seidl’s award-winning feature PARADIES LIEBE. She was nominated for the German TV Academy Award as well as for the Austrian Film Prize. In MURER – ANATOMY OF A TRIAL Inge Maux gives a stifling testimony as a Holocaust survivor and was awarded with the German Screen Actors Award for Best Cast 2017.




JEANBOOKNERD PODCAST 2019: THIRTY SIX
GUEST: JOEL BASMAN, MICHAEL STEINER & INGE MAUX
JOURNALIST: ERIK WERLIN
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SWISS FILM AWARD 2019
5 NOMINATIONS FOR: “Best Film” “Best Script” “Best Actor” for Joel Basman “Best Supporting Role” for Noémie Schmidt “Best Supporting Role” for Sunnyi Melles
WON: “Best Actor” for Joel Basman

PRIX WALO 2019
3 NOMINATIONS FOR: “Best Film” “Best Actor” “Best Supporting Role”
WON: 1 Award for “Best Film” 1 Award “Best Actor” for Joel Basman 1 Award “Best Supporting Role” for Noémie Schmidt

BOX OFFICE SWITZERLAND
Over 326,000 admissions with box office takes of over 5,1 Million Dollars 

DISTRIBUTION:
Distribution Company Switzerland: DCM Film Distribution (Schweiz) GmbH, Zurich
Acquisition worldwide: by Netflix

FESTIVALS
September 2018 Zurich Film Festival World Premiere
October 2018 Chicago Film Festival November 2018 UK Jewish Film Festival

Photo Credit: © AliochaMerker
MICHAEL STEINER - DIRECTOR
“In his novel Thomas Meyer presents us with a humorous view of a community we live with door-to-door in the heart of Zurich, yet it is one which is alien to many of us. It is his singular insight into their universe and language that I found immediately fascinating. The plot creates an elegant bridge between two worlds. There is our own, seemingly free western world that offers individual freedom of choice, but risks to leave you lost and with no particular sense of belonging; and there is the universe of the Jewish Orthodox community, offering comfort, but where strict dogma may prove to be a challenge.”

“WOLKENBRUCH‘S WOUNDROUS JOURNEY INTO THE ARMS OF A SHIKSA is a plea for tolerance and mutual respect. And it is a love story and one about how to find your identity that comes straight from the heart.”

Michael Steiner is one of the most talented and successful Swiss film directors. His acclaimed MEIN NAME IST EUGEN (Rascals on the Road) won the Swiss national Film Prize and played to an audience of 600,000. It has been the second most successful film in Swiss film history. GROUNDING, his thriller set in the world of business and politics about the demise of national carrier Swissair also ran successfully and triggered lively national debate. In 2011 Steiner made the mystery thriller SENNENTUNTSCHI – an accomplished fusion of a medieval saga with contemporary blockbuster cinema.

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SYNOPSIS
Throughout his young life so far Motti Wolkenbruch (23) has behaved, and lived up to his family‘s expectations, especially those of his orthodoxly religious MAME. As a devout Jew she envisions a precise route for Motti‘s life: She wishes to see him marry well, and proceeds to invite suitable young female candidates to a succession of match-making events.

To Motti‘s chagrin most of these girls bear an uncanny resemblance to the Mame herself. The young man resists, suspecting that life has other, more exciting avenues on offer for him to explore. Soon his heart is ignited, as he furtively falls for beautiful LAURA (22) during a chance encounter at his university. 

Laura is very different from the women presented to him by his Mame. She wears body- hugging jeans and introduces him to gin-and-tonic cocktails. There is a flaw, however: Laura is a Shiksa, and thus taboo for a devout Jew. Still, Motti wishes to appeal, and he proceeds to trim his beard and get new, more stylish glasses. Thus, in his Mame‘s eyes, abetting the eradication of the very essence of Jewdom.

In her desperation the Mame seeks the advice of the rabbi. He recommends sending Motti on an edifying trip to Israel in order to find himself a pretty and suitably devout young bride there. However, the relatives who host him reside in the secular part of Tel Aviv, where they run a yoga studio where little distinction is made between Om and Shalom. Motti immerses himself into a new world and experiences his first erotic adventure with the alluring Yael.

Not seriously in love, but with new-found confidence, Motti returns to Zurich, more determined to follow his inclinations and continue to meet Laura, whereupon the Mame evicts him from the family home.

Alone in his hotel room Motti must take a decision: Should he pursue a traditional way of life ensconced in the comfort of his family‘s protection, or venture out on a wondrous journey into self-determination in the arms of a Shiksa...



THE NOVEL
The novel “Wolkenbruch‘s wondrous journey into the arms of a Shiksa” was written by Thomas Meyer. Published by the renowned Diogenes Verlag, it became an instant success in Switzerland and Germany, selling over 130’000 copies. The novel was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize in 2012 and was on the official Swiss Bestseller list for 46 weeks. Thomas Meyer was born in Zurich in 1974. He unites two rather different family stocks, a Ukrainian rabbi dynasty and the Meyers, who have lived in Birmensdorf near Zurich since the Middle Ages. One side of the family produced Communists, the other bank managers.


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PRESS REVIEWS
In the style of Woody Allen, the author Thomas Meyer draws from a reservoir of stories from the Jewish Orthodox community while narrating this coming-of-age novel, which is also a story of religious emancipation. He has sharpened these stories and cleverly condensed them into a fictional portrait of Zurich‘s Jewish Orthodox community, whose life largely escapes the eyes of the public.”  —FAZ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Interesting, as all characters are a hit - not just because the novel provides such a good template. This comedy is probably the most anticipated Swiss Film of the year and sold out at this year’s Zurich Film Festival in no time.” —CINEMAN

"The Jewish humor in this film is so strong, it could compete with that of the classic Woody Allen comedy.  Joel Basman brings a lot of heart to his performance.” —Solzy at the movie


“Under the direction of Michael Steiner, a highly enjoyable adaptation with credible local color has emerged. The result has wit and tempo, the rhythm carries a great soundtrack, the characters are flesh and blood, the rooms are full of life.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung

“Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa really offers something different, and in a way that feels credible. It is genuinely refreshing to see a male lead and one that sends a positive message about organically becoming your true self in an endearing, enjoyable 90-minute movie. Looks the rom-com is growing up.” 
Maryam Philpott, International Jewish Filmfestival
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky Cover Reveal


Cover Artist: Dana Lédlová
No one knows how the world will end.

On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.

Train for every situation.

But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:

Nowhere is safe.
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Photo Content from Demetra Brodsky

DEMETRA BRODSKY loves to write twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time. A first-generation Greek American and native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she's always exploring and researching, hunting for clues that might feed into her next book. Dive Smack, her debut YA Thriller, was a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, and an (ALAN) Pick (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE).

        

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