Disney+ Debuts Trailer For Original Series “Turner & Hooch”

Today, Disney+ revealed the trailer for “Turner & Hooch,” the original series premiering Wednesday, July 21. When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshal inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the dog he didn’t want may be the partner he needs. “Turner & Hooch” stars Josh Peck as Scott Turner, son of Detective Scott Turner portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 1989 film of the same name.

The series also stars as Carra Patterson as Jessica Baxter, Scott’s brave, street-smart partner; Brandon Jay McLaren as Xavier Wilson, a cool, enigmatic marine-turned-US Marshal; Anthony Ruivivar as Chief James Mendez, Scott’s boss with a secret soft spot for Scott’s new dog, Hooch; Lyndsy Fonseca as Laura Turner, Scott’s sweet, animal-loving sister; Jeremy Maguire as Matthew Garland, Laura’s dog-loving son; and Vanessa Lengies as Erica Mouniere, the quirky head of the US Marshals dog training program. Becca Tobin recurs as Brooke, Scott’s former flame; and Reginald VelJohnson reprises his role as Mayor David Sutton. Five French Mastiffs also star as Hooch, Scott’s slobbery, loveable French Mastiff.

“Turner & Hooch” is a Disney+ original series produced by 20th Television. Matt Nix is creator, executive producer and writer on the series. McG is an executive producer and directed the series premiere. Michael Horowitz, Robert Duncan McNeill and Mary Viola also serve as executive producers, and Josh Levy serves as co-executive producer.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Expands Its Friends Experience With New Sets

Following the Friends reunion, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is upgrading its fan experience.

When the tour reopens on Saturday, Friends fans will enjoy an expanded Central Perk, complete with a New York deli-inspired menu including corn beef melts, pizza wedges, fries, and more, not to mention the most important item: Central Perk coffee. Dessert offerings will include Rachel’s Thanksgiving trifle – without the meat – cheesecake, and more.

Additionally, the tour has recreated sets inspired by Joey and Chandler’s apartment and Monica’s apartment, where you can dine at Monica’s kitchen table or even on her sofa. (No crumbs allowed!)

The tour is also adding new Friends merchandise, from a collection of kitchen and dining ware to coffee mugs and other collectibles.

Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly.

A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth Book

This must-have coffee table book paints a robust portrait of the Walt Disney World Resort, through vibrant voices and rare Disney theme park concept art, photographs, and ephemera.

Walt Disney’s vision for the “Florida Project” begins with Disneyland and the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. After an imaginative and expansive design, a unique land acquisition process, and an innovative construction period, Walt Disney World celebrated its opening in 1971. It featured a theme park dubbed the Magic Kingdom and three exquisitely themed resorts: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village, and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

As Walt Disney World consistently grew and evolved through the five decades that have followed, certain themes keep reverberating: there’s an appreciation for nostalgia, a joy in fantasy, a hunger for discovery, and an unending hope for a better tomorrow. Inspirational and memorable theme parks, water parks, sports arenas, recreational water sports options, world-class golf courses, vast shopping villages, and a transportation network unlike any other in the world resulted in fun and familiar characters, traditions, spectacles, merchandise, and so much more. The resort has come to represent the pulse of American leisure and has served as a backdrop for life’s milestones both big and small, public and private.

A Portrait of Walt Disney World serves as a treasure trove for pop culture enthusiasts, students of hospitality, artists, art collectors, and Disney fans.

Available for pre-order HERE for $75, the 320 page book will be released on September 28th.

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ Renewed For Season 5 At Netflix

Come on…Time for more pasta, pork, chicken and lamb – Netflix has renewed ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ for a fifth season!

The culinary travelogue hosted and exec produced by Phil Rosenthal will consist of 10 episodes, however a return date for the series has not yet been determined.

“I’m thrilled. The world is opening up again and so is my mouth,” Rosenthal quipped.

The news arrives a day after Rosenthal was named Male Star of the Year at the Critics Choice Real TV Awards. Somebody Feed Phil is produced by Rosenthal and his Lucky Bastards partners Rich Rosenthal and John Bedolis; and Zero Point Zero Productions’ Christopher Collins and Lydia Tenaglia.

Watch The New Suicide Squad Trailer

Our only hope to save the world is a bunch of supervillains — what could go wrong? Check out the new trailer for The Suicide Squad, in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max August 6.

From writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “The Suicide Squad,” featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup.

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment?  Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

The film stars Margot Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Bombshell”), Idris Elba (“Avengers: Infinity War”), John Cena (upcoming HBO Max series “Peacemaker,” “Bumblebee”), Joel Kinnaman (“Suicide Squad”), Jai Courtney (the “Divergent” franchise), Peter Capaldi (“World War Z,” BBC’s “Doctor Who” ), David Dastmalchian (upcoming “Dune,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp”), Daniela Melchior (“Parque Mayer”), Michael Rooker (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films), Alice Braga (“Elysium”), Pete Davidson (“The King of Staten Island,” TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Joaquín Cosio (“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” TV’s “Narcos: Mexico”), Juan Diego Botto (“The Europeans”), Storm Reid (“The Invisible Man,” “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Euphoria”), Nathan Fillion (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” TV’s “The Rookie”), Steve Agee (“Brightburn,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”), Sean Gunn (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, the “Avengers” films), Mayling Ng (“Wonder Woman”), Flula Borg (“Ralph Breaks the Internet”), Jennifer Holland (“Brightburn,” upcoming HBO Max series “Peacemaker”) and Tinashe Kajese (TV’s “Valor,” “The Inspectors”), with Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky,” “Rambo” and “Expendables” franchises), and Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Suicide Squad”).

Apple Tower Theatre Opens Thursday In Downtown Los Angeles

Apple today previewed its newest retail location at the historic Tower Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. One of Apple’s most significant restoration projects to date, Apple Tower Theatre aims to inspire even more creativity in the heart of downtown. Apple will also launch Today at Apple Creative Studios, a global initiative that will provide hands-on experience and mentorship to young creatives, kicking off with the opening of the new store in Los Angeles.

Apple Tower Theatre is Apple’s 26th location in greater Los Angeles. The store’s nearly 100 talented retail team members join more than 3,000 Apple Store employees across the region. Also based in Los Angeles, Apple TV+ works with many of the world’s most creative storytellers and supports thousands of jobs in the creative industry across California.

“At every corner, Los Angeles bursts with creativity across the arts, music, and entertainment, and we are thrilled to build on our relationship with this special city,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “Apple Tower Theatre honors the rich history and legacy of this entertainment capital.”

A Building Steeped In History

Originally home to the first theater in Los Angeles wired for film with sound, the historic Tower Theatre was designed in 1927 by renowned motion-picture theater architect S. Charles Lee. That legacy of technological innovation continues today as the prefect venue to discover Apple’s full line of iPhone, iPad and Mac, each of which has transformed modern-day filmmaking, photography, and music composition.

Upon the closing of its doors in 1988, the space has lain empty and unused. With the same level of care found in previous restoration projects, Apple collaborated with leading preservationists, restoration artists, and the City of Los Angeles to thoughtfully preserve and restore the theater’s beauty and grandeur. Every surface was carefully refinished, and the building has undergone a full seismic upgrade.

Apple Tower Theatre anchors the corner of Eighth Street and Broadway, where visitors will immediately recognize the fully restored clock tower, recreated Broadway marquee, clean terra cotta exterior, and renovated historic blade sign. After walking through the Broadway doors, guests enter the monumental lobby inspired by Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera house, featuring a grand arched stairway with bronze handrails flanked by marble Corinthian columns.

In the heart of the store is the Forum and signature video wall, sitting underneath the fully restored arch and surrounded by the theater’s original balconies. The Forum will be home to Today at Apple, where free daily sessions led by Apple team members and members of the local creative community provide inspiration and teach practical skills. The expansive auditorium, surrounded by embellished arched bays and restored bronze, displays all of customers’ favorite products, including the all-new iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K.

Visitors looking for service and support from Apple team members have ample space, as the theater’s original seating on the upper level has been modernized and made accessible to create an open, flexible space for Genius Bar appointments. Two new elevators have been installed in the theater, welcoming all customers to every level of the new store.

 

Today At Apple Creative Studios

Today at Apple Creative Studios – LA kicks off a global initiative for underrepresented young creatives as part of the ongoing Today at Apple programming offered in Apple Store locations worldwide. In collaboration with the nonprofit Music Forward Foundation, as well as Inner-City Arts and the Social Justice Learning Institute, Creative Studios LA will provide access to technology, creative resources, and hands-on experience, along with a platform to elevate and amplify up-and-coming talents’ stories over nine weeks of free programming. 

Today at Apple will also offer public in-store sessions at Tower Theatre and virtual sessions hosted by Creative Studios teaching artists and mentors, including photographer and filmmaker Bethany Mollenkof, rapper and producer D Smoke, singer-songwriter Syd, and cellist and singer Kelsey Lu. Noah Humes and his mentor, Maurice Harris, two artists who worked on the mural outside Tower Theatre inspired by the spirit of Creative Studios LA, will also teach a virtual session. Everyone is welcome to register at apple.com/creative-studios-la.

Apple Tower Theatre Opens Thursday at 10 a.m.

The store team will welcome its first customers Thursday, June 24, at 10 a.m. Apple Tower Theatre will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, with team members ready to provide support and service to all visitors. For those wishing to order new products online, customers can get shopping help from Apple Specialists, choose monthly financing options, trade in eligible devices, receive Support services, and elect for no-contact delivery or Apple Store pickup.

Scott C. Pays Homage To The Princess Bride With This Time Limited Print

Artist Scott C. has payed homage to one of my favorite films of all-time, The Princess Bride with this gorgeous time-limited print.

The 1987 Rob Reiner classic film is beautifully represented in Scott’s inimitable style featuring the beloved cast of characters: Buttercup, Westley, Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, Vizzini, Prince Humperdinck, Miracle Max, and many more!

This is a limited edition signed and numbered release run starting at 10AM Tuesday, June, 22nd until 10 AM (PT) Friday, June, 25th. The run sizes will be determined by actual customer demand.  

Love Upon Grassy Hills 72 Hour Timed Release Print
By Scott C.
16 x 20 inches
$70

Order the print HERE.

Spiral: From The Book of Saw Arrives On Digital July 13 & Blu-ray On July 20

The terrifying new chapter in the book of Saw comes home when Spiral arrives on Digital July 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand July 20 from Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures. Spiral: From the Book of Saw is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, Repo! The Genetic Opera) and written by Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”) & Peter Goldfinger (Jigsaw, Piranha 3D). It stars Chris Rock (“Fargo,” Top Five), Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” The Ides of March), Marisol Nichols (“Riverdale,” “Teen Wolf”) and Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Snakes on a Plane).

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game. 

Spiral, which opened to #1 at the box office and stayed there for two weeks in a row, stars Chris Rock, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is produced by the original Saw team of Mark Burg and Oren Koules. The film is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Josh Stolberg & Pete Goldfinger. From Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures, Spiral is a Burg/Koules production.

The Spiral 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

Disney Parks And Delish Launch New Delish Loves Disney Magazine Featuring Favorite Recipes From Around the World

Available only at amazon.com, Delish Loves Disney is 100 glossy pages specifically created and curated by the editors at Delish, who have been writing and producing content about Disney Parks Food & Beverage for almost a decade.

Delish Loves Disney features more than 50 recipes from our parks and resorts around the world – including 15 never-before-published – with a mix of scrumptious entrees, iconic Disney Parks’ snacks and some of our most beloved items that feature a variety of healthful ingredients. It showcases how food and beverage is an integral part of the experience at our parks and resorts and we constantly strive to surprise and delight our guests with food and beverages that celebrate a variety of nutritious ingredients – such as seafood, legumes, and veggies – in a delicious way. 

Working with Karen McClintock (author of all our Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guides), professionals around the world, the editors chose all the best dishes to spotlight – their favorites, our favorites, even some of their readers’ favorites, including  Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort, Ratatouille from Bistrot Chez Remy at Disneyland Paris and Filmore’s Pot Pie from Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort.

The editors of Delish filled Delish Loves Disney with memories, anecdotes and feature stories about their experiences visiting and reporting on Disney Parks. There are pages featuring home-inspired Disney products that readers can use to make their favorite recipes from the book and a ton of “fun facts” about the recipes.

Watch The Trailer For The Disney+ Original series Turning The Tables With Robin Roberts

In each episode of “Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts”, Robin Roberts sits down with three famous women who share experiences that are both personal and moving. As the show’s title suggests, the guests often “turn the tables” and interview Roberts and each other in heartfelt and often humorous conversations that showcase authenticity and vulnerability.  

Guests include Debbie Allen, Sofia Carson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenna Dewan, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Betsey Johnson, Billie Jean King, Tig Notaro, Raven-Symoné and Josie Totah.

“Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts” will premiere Wednesday, July 28, on Disney+.

 

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