“SHARKNADO” STUDIO TAKES CINEMARK THEATRES BY STORM, LAUNCHING “THURSDAY NIGHTS AT THE ASYLUM“
The Asylum co-founder David Michael Latt adds, “I’ll be front and center every week as the biggest fan of all, there‘s nothing else that can duplicate the theatrical experience. For Cinemark movie goers, we‘re bringing back the thrill of drive-ins and Grindhouse cinema with this chance to see unapologetic and completely original films.
“Cinemark is excited to form this partnership and create this unique showcase of Asylum films!”
, said Bryan Jeffries, Vice President of Marketing and Promotions for Cinemark
, “There has always been a tremendous audience for these movies and we know our customers will go crazy for the chance to see them on the big screen!”
I’m a huge fan of geek movies so was very excited to hear that Asylum studio is weekly late night theatrical movie series with Cinemark Theatres starting September 28th in theaters across the country. The weekly series will be a curated selection of underground and homegrown horror, thriller, sci-fi and cult cinema (tickets: Cinemark.com/asylum). This series will offer attendees a chance to meet filmmakers, the studio and win signed merchandise and other promotions that might have a lucky fan win a walk on role in an Asylum film.
Since this is the studio that has brought you Sharknado they will have a special Sharknado 5: Global Swarming screening on November 16 with the cast and crew appearing. The series will be affordable fun in college markets that will appeal to film fans of all ages. Cinemark is offering $5 general admission tickets or $10 premium ticket (including digital download of the movie). The experience for some attendees won‘t end at the theater! After each screening, movie goers who purchase a the Premium Ticket will own the movie forever by digitally downloading the film available on its home video release. For more information and to buy tickets go to Cinemark.com/asylum.
Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 529 theatres and 5,926 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of June 30, 2017.
About The Asylum:
The Asylum is one of the world’s leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise and the popular Z NATION television series, The Asylum finances, produces and releases 25 films per year through its direct pipeline to the nation’s top retailers and its network of international partners. Since its founding in 1997, The Asylum has released more than 500 films and has built a library of over 200 original productions, including top-rated movie premieres for Syfy, Lifetime, and Animal Planet networks. In addition, The Asylum has begun production on Season 4 of Syfy’s highest-rated scripted show, Z NATION, a critically-acclaimed action-horror series.
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It’s time for freebies and thanks to Free Friday we have a great selection for people of all ages! I’m especially excited about the episode of the hilarious comedy Cristela (#ABC) that will keep you in stitches!
Free Fridays: Ivy & Bean + Common Thread + Cristela
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October 17, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays book selection is is MORE FUN THAN A BARREL OF MONKEYS – an Ivy + Bean Digital Activity Kit exclusive to NOOK!
Know a young Ivy + Bean superfan? Download this free Ivy + Bean eBook and keep your favorite little reader busy with Ivy +Bean ideas, trivia, and fun!
October 17, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays app selection is COMMON THREAD — a challenging word game where crossword puzzle meets letter scramble, and you need to determine what the common thread is that connects eight words per round.
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October 17, 2014: Today’s Free Fridays video selection is the Pilot episode from Season 1 of CRISTELA, the hilarious ABC comedy based on the standup of newcomer Cristela Alonzo.
In her sixth year of law school, Cristela (Alonzo) is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. She’s stuck straddling the old culture she’s trying to modernize at home with her working-class family and the modern world she’s trying to embrace in her professional career.
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I love free ebook Friday from Barnes and Nobles! This looks like an interesting addition to my nook color library. I think that people forget how medical advances, healthcare and ObamaCare has and will impact the longevity of our lives. This novel based on history and the tuberculosis epidemic that swept the world should be a pageturner so make sure you download the novel and write a review.
Have a great Free Friday!
Free Fridays: A White Wind Blew by James Markert and the Savannah Adventures! App
“A compelling and thought-provoking novel that will move and inspire readers of all kinds.” -John Burnham Schwartz, author of Reservation Road
Today’s Free Fridays book selection, James Markert’s White Wind Blew, is an emotional, complex, and ultimately uplifting historical novel.
Markert sets his tale at Louisville’s Waverly Hills sanatorium during a 1920s tuberculosis outbreak. Few epidemics were so deadly, and Dr. Wolfgang Pike is beleaguered to the point of exhaustion. His wife’s death leaves him in even more despair, as he struggles to save the few lives he can amidst constant suffering.
But fortunes change when a former concert pianist checks in to Waverly Hill, and Dr. Pike—an amateur composer—is taken with the new patient’s musicality. Soon Pike is forming a hospital orchestra, bringing a sense of hope and enjoyment to the ward. While music can’t cure TB, it does awaken a new resolve in Dr. Pike and his patients, and brings a welcome relief from the struggles they’re facing.
Is it really August already? School’s just around the corner, and today’s Free Fridays app selection will help kids ages 3-6 develop critical math skills for the year ahead. Savannah Adventures! Fun Math educational games for kids: Numbers, Counting & Addition from the i Learn With team offers a wide range of fun challenges that helps kids build skills like counting, addition, ordering, subtraction and number recognition.
Each challenge teaches a new skill and features a different Savannah animal, but my kids were immediately drawn to the ostrich level, where they had to load and unload the giant flightless birds into a truck until it had exactly 20 ostriches. They’ve always been charmed by the antics of the comical ostrich at our local zoo, so this game was the perfect way to build their addition and subtraction skills while having a great time.
Once they’ve mastered their math skills, young learners can explore weather, animals, and more with the other great NOOK Apps from i Learn With.
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Well I was excited to see this week’s selection from B&N for it’s Free Friday Book Download. After a hectic week of running around I could use a globe trotting thriller with WWII, Nazis and archaeologists ala Indiana Jones! I’m always pleasantly surprised with the selection since they vary from week to week. This looks like the perfect book to read over coffee as I try to escape from the stress of my life! So Paul Sussman take me away to far off lands, mystery and a swashbuckling hero. Hmmm I wonder if I would make a great archaeologist I do love history, exploring and lecturing people about my opinions but I don’t know if I’d enjoy all the digging! I’m such a city chick that I wouldn’t know what to do with all my modern conveniences
This week’s Free Fridays selection, The Last Secret of the Temple by Paul Sussman, is a fast-paced, globe-trotting thriller.
As soon as you dip into The Last Secret of the Temple, you’ll see why Sussman’s smart, complex storytelling made him an international bestseller. The plot weaves together a centuries-old secret, a World War II-era Nazi plot, and the current strife in the Middle East. An old man turns up dead at an Egyptian archaeological site, and soon Inspector Yusuf Khalifa is pulled into the case. Something valuable—and possibly world-altering—is hidden in this ancient land, and the truth it could reveal would have dire consequences for the politically-fragile Mideast. Sussman was an archaeologist by trade, and offered twists, turns, and fascinating historical detail, all within the pages of this impressive thriller.
Once the excitement of The Last Temple makes you a Paul Sussman fan, another explosive book, the just-published Labyrinth of Osiris, awaits.
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I do love looking like I’m the smartest person in the room. So was stoked to see this week’s free B&N eBook. It sounds like the perfect book to glance over before attending a work related function, party or other event where you want to have great conversation starters. I usually tell people stay clear of politics, religion or crime stories since you don’t know how they’ll react. I can discuss them without taking it personally but I find that a lot of people get upset and angry so if you want to make a good impression to stick to light, amusing and a bit breezy. So this brings me back to this book as perfect fodder for a night out. Because who can’t discuss history with a bit of laughter and without getting upset?? Well maybe you shouldn’t bring up the ‘War of Northern Aggression’ aka the ‘Civil War’ in mixed company <chortle> but a good bit of history that you can tie into an upcoming movie .. new Lincoln film out on November 9th or TV show … Boardwalk Empire well that won’t offend anyone! What’s your favorite casual bar conversation? I keep it classic with ‘are you a LA native’, have you seen any good movies or tv shows and what brought you to LA or the party? All pretty light and not too intrusive. Feel free to steal my conversation starters .. be my guest!
Have a GREAT Friday and download this book!
Described as, “a history book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length,” today’s Free Fridays selection is the bestselling A Short History of the World by Christopher Lascelles.
There are thousands (maybe millions?) of book pages devoted to Abraham Lincoln. Same could be said for Churchill, the Mayans, and more. But what Christopher Lascelles aims to do in his compact compendium is offer a history of the world that fits our time-strapped lives. Leave the doorstop biographies to serious historians; this book gives the rest of us just the ammunition we need for our next cocktail party conversation.
Rather than just listing dates and places, Lascelles turns world history into a story. His narrative starts with the Big Bang and hits all of the high notes between then and now. You’ll easily remember everything he covers, because the people and places come vividly to life thanks to the author’s talent for spinning a good yarn. Visual learners will especially appreciate the 32 specially-drawn maps that help put the historical events into context.
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