Cuban Fury get your Salsa on!!! Cherry @themovies Review

They had me at Nick Frost dancing and from the first scene this unusual leading man stole my heart!  I always root for the underdog.  Especially when it’s Nick Frost who I find incredibly funny! In this film he’s Bruce Garrett is a chubby ‘everyman’ who works in a cube farm, goes home alone and just lives a bit of a dull life. Everything changes when Julia joins his office and as he gets to know her he begins to change. He rediscovers his passion and decides to woo her with salsa! A dance form he abandoned as a child after being bullied by a bunch of ruffians. Of course love isn’t smooth and his new arch nemesis Drew (Chris O’Dowd) is the bully in the way of his true love. The cast is rounded out by Sam (Olivia Colman) his sister and teen salsa partner and Bejan (Kawan Novak) who is a major scene stealer!

James Griffiths (Director) has a deft hand making you root for the underdog but also makes sure all of the cast’s characters are flushed out to make them ‘real’ with their own quirks that make you love’m and hate’m! James did a great job with Nick being incredibly light on his feet in the dance scenes.   I saw a screening at the Arclight in Hollywood where he and the director did a Q&A.  Nick trained for six months before the film started since he’d never danced before (never would have guessed from his slick salsa movies!) and was joined by the rest of the cast with an additional 3 months of training for the dance scenes.  I asked what it was like to be cast as a leading man and he said he did ‘what the role’ called for as an actor.  He mentioned that he came up with the story idea a few years ago but was busy with other projects (Hot Fuzz, Paul and other collaborations) so put it on the back burner till he had time.  I’m sure being the leading man without Simon Pegg must have been a bit odd (but Simon did make a bit of a surprise peek).  This was the first time that James and Nick worked together but they did such a bangup job am hoping it won’t be the last.  Nick’s work as a romantic leading man shows off his range and his heart that wants to tell his stories to an audience ready for a bit of a bear!  

I’m giving this film a B+ because it made me want to dance in my seat with hot fiery beat, fall in love with Bruce and want my own Bejan to go salsa with and critique my wardrobe!

What do you think of Nick Frost as a romantic lead?  Let me know below!

From the team behind Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead
Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury !
Beneath Bruce Garrett’s shabby, overweight exterior, the passionate beating heart of a salsa king lays dormant. Only one woman can reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury.

CUBAN FURY
Directed by James Griffiths (Up All Night, Free Agents)
Starring Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, I Love You, Man), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Pirate Radio) & Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz, Hyde Park on Hudson, Tyrannosaur)

Grab a pint and live out your Game of Thrones Fantasy!

GOT premiered March 31st with the latest trio of beer paying homage to House Targaryen!  Fire and Blood is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen mother of three dragons.  Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion have their own unique label to celebrate the rebirth of dragons the ultimate hunters!   Happily we can enjoy a taste of Brewery Omme Gang’s GOT Beers on April 17th at Steingarten L.A. and maybe even grab a free commemorative glass!    As much as I love Daenerys for her passion to free the slaves I’m a Stark to the bone so will be figuring out the PERFECT geek outfit to show my loyalty!  All I can say is that I better not see a Lannister or I might go Arya Stark on somebody’s ass with my Tickler!!! Just kidding I don’t have the Hound to back me up!   

What would you wear to drink the GOT Brew?  Leave a comment below …

 

FIRE AND BLOOD:

Fire and Blood

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series.

Ommegang and HBO® announce the newest beer in the Game of Thrones® collaboration series. Through its first three seasons, the critically acclaimed drama has become the biggest show on HBO.

Named after the motto of House Targaryen, Fire and Blood is inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons, Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. To celebrate the rebirth of dragons, three different labels were created by the Game of Thrones visual effects specialists, each depicting one of Daenerys’ feared dragons. Randomly distributed amongst the cases, each case will contain all three bottles.

On sale March 31, in time for the debut of Season 4, Fire and Blood makes for the perfect season premiere pairing. The beer is available in 750ml bottles and 1/6 barrel kegs.

Cancer Horoscope Monday April 7 2014

I LIKED this horoscope not just because it’s pretty positive but because Monday WAS a lucky day for me .. hmm might have to play the lottery!

 

 

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Load up on affirmations, because you’ll need those mantras to push your mind beyond the usual confinements. This is the week when you are heading into the finale of a marathon you’ve been pacing yourself on and the finish line is in sight. Don’t trip yourself up or hesitate to push even harder, because at this point, it’s you against the clock.

Best Day To Get Lucky: Monday, April 7

Geek Fun – Q&A Time After Time

I’m  a huge fan of the film Time After Time starring Malcolm McDowell, David Warner and Mary Steenburgen it was so romantic that it made me swoon when I saw it for the first time as a child.  So am super excited to hear they are having a Live Q&A with Malcolm McDowell moderated by Nichelle Nichols!

How often do you get to see two Hollywood Legends in person?  Not often especially when one person is the original Lt. Uhura and the other Malcolm McDowell???

I saw Malcolm McDowell doing a Q&A a few years ago for A Clockwork Orange and it was fascinating.  He’s charming, has a wicked racy sense of humor and the ability to tell stories about his years working in Hollywood that makes your ears burn since your laughing so much.

So fellow geeky fans send a huge thanks to Jeffrey Gund’s INFOLIST.com for a sweet discoun and mark your calendars to attend!   See below for information and follow Jeff to keep up with Hollywood happenings!  

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Prospect House Entertainment
in partnership with Glendale Arts
invites you to attend

A special screening of the film

TIME AFTER TIME

preceded by a LIVE Q&A
with lead actor

MALCOLM MCDOWELL

moderated by
NICHELLE NICHOLS
(Lt. Uhura on Star Trek)

TUESDAY, April 8th, 2014
7:30pm at the
Alex Theatre
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203


H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century where the serial murderer uses the future writer’s time machine to escape his time period.  Starring Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, and David Warner.

There will be a red carpet, Step & Repeat with the celebrities, reception, multiple press and networks, and giveaways from Time After Time.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST (in the yellow box on the right) when you purchase your tickets at the link below to get 15% OFF!!  That’s just $12.75 (normally $15!) for an incredible evening with Hollywood icons Malcolm McDowell and Nichelle Nichols!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Note:  Do NOT use the “Choose Seats” option when ordering tickets, or you won’t be able to check out and finish your purchase.  This is a General Seating event, with no assigned seats.
Be sure to use discount code JEFFSINFOLIST when you purchase your tickets at buy tickets:

Please follow these directions to purchase your tickets:
1.  Click the buy tickets link above
2.  At that page, enter JEFFSINFOLIST in the yellow box on the right hand side
3.  Make sure “April 8th” is selected in the calendar, and enter the Number of tickets you wish to purchase.
4.  You MUST select the “Best Available” option (“Choose Seats” will not work, and won’t let you complete checkout, as this is a general admission/non-reserved seat showing).
5.  On the next screen, confirm your selection and click “Best Available” again.
6.  Choose either “Print at Home Tickets” or “Box Office Will Call” for your ticket delivery
7.  Click Add to Cart, and continue to checkout screen to enter payment information.

TO RECEIVE NOTICES LIKE THIS WITH MORE INFO ON ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY JOBS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND EVENTS:

Just go to www.INFOLIST.com and click Register!

Geek Fun Meetup – Cuban Fury Q&A with Nick Frost

Cuban Fury Q&A with Nick Frost at ArcLightI’ve been curious about this comedy starring Nick Frost since learning about it on nickjfrost @twitter.  I got to interview him, Simon Pegg @twitter & Edgar Wright @twitter for The World’s End at SDCC where I had a major fan girl moment since I just adore all three of them!   I love to see any project any of the guys are doing so am ready to get my salsa on with Cuban Fury!

Join me at the screening and after we can grab drinks at Stella Barra and talk geek!

Cuban Fury Q&A with Nick Frost April 11th & 12th following the 8:00 PM showings.

This Friday and Saturday, join us at Hollywood for a Q&A with Cuban Fury star Nick Frost following a screening of the film.

 

Cuban Fury at ArcLightCuban Fury stars Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), Rashida Jones (Celeste and Jess Forever), and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids). Frost portrays a former salsa prodigy who attempts a mid-life comeback.

April 11th & 12th at 8 PM


Arclight Hollywood

6360 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

 

 

 

Barnes and Noble Free eBook Friday

I do love a good book especially a FREE good book.  I’m looking forward to reading this while in line at Wondercon in a few weeks!

Free Fridays: All He Saw Was the Girl + English Speed Reading

Posted by  × April 4, 2014 at 7:37 am

FREE FRIDAYS BOOK

April 4, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL by Peter Leonard (son of Elmore) — an intriguing crime novel Carl Hiaasen called “Great storytelling.” Happy Friday, and happy reading!

Rome: McCabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl, and a flawed kidnapping plan.

Detroit: Sharon Vanelli’s affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband, Ray, a secret service agent.

Brilliantly plotted and shot through with wry humor, ALL HE SAW WAS THE GIRL sees these two narratives collide in the backstreets of Italy’s oldest city.

FREE FRIDAYS APP

April 4, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is ENGLISH SPEED READING – a handy app that’s perfect for book lovers!

Learn how to speed read — and actually remember what you read! With ENGLISH SPEED READING, you’ll learn to use your peripheral vision to quickly grasp large text portions and  increase your speed of perception by means of what’s called “tachistoscopic recognition.”

 

FREE FRIDAYS AUTHOR RECOMMENDATION

 ”John Grisham has written another beauty in SYCAMORE ROW,” says today’s Free Fridays author Peter Leonard. “He brings Jake Brigance back from A Time to Kill in what is a highly-charged, tremendously suspenseful morality tale that’s impossible to put down. I highly recommend it.”

 

 

 


FREE FRIDAYS BONUS DISCOUNTS!

In celebration of today’s Free Fridays offering, Peter Leonard’s publisher, The Story Plant, is discounting six additional titles featuring great characters to just $1.99 this weekend:

ANYTHING, Michael Baron

Acclaimed author Michael Baron again draws readers into a world of deep emotion, compelling relationships, and heartfelt humor — and this time, he adds a touch of fantasy. Ken and Melissa are at the dawn of a magnificent life together. While searching for the perfect wedding present for Melissa, Ken stumbles into a mysterious shop. There, he is given the magical opportunity – to look in on Melissa when she was a girl — what seems like an incredible blessing. Until he discovers a terrible secret in Melissa’s past….

GOODNIGHT, BRIAN, Steven Manchester

Fate was working against little Brian Mauretti. The food that was meant to nourish him was poisoning him instead, and the doctors said the damage was devastating and absolute. Fate had written off Brian. But fate didn’t count on a woman as determined as Brian’s grandmother, Angela DiMartino – who everyone knew as Mama. Loving her grandson with everything she had, Mama endeavored to battle fate. Fate had no idea what it was in for.

 

FORTUNATE SON, David Marlett

Meet James Annesley, son of 18th Century Ireland. Though you may have never heard his name before, his story has already touched you in profound ways. Now, for the first time, novelist David Marlett brings that incredible story to life.

 

 

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, Julian Iragorri and Lou Aronica

This evocative, moving, and gorgeously detailed novel is the story of Alex Soberano, a contemporary man in crisis. A successful New York businessman, Alex finds it difficult to embrace joy and accept love. When his life threatens to boil over, he escapes for a brief respite on the West Coast. What waits for him there is something he never could have imagined.

BORN & BRED, Peter Murphy

BORN & BRED is the first novel in the Life & Times Trilogy, a cycle of three novels that will chart the course of one star-crossed life. It is a work of vibrant imagination from a poetic novelist of the first order.

 

 

BETTY’S (LITTLE BASEMENT) GARDEN, Laurel Dewey

Author Laurel Dewey — known for her gritty crime thriller series featuring Detective Jane Perry — has created a dynamic, funny, romantic, heartbreaking and controversial novel that will both enlighten readers and challenge them with its unique and timely subject matter.

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