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20 August 2019

UK Workers Share the Unusual Things Standing Between Them and Their Dream Careers

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Mary Poppins (image via KettleMag.co.uk)
  • Half the UK population (48 per cent) are currently open to a new job, but research shows interview questions and tasks are getting increasingly more bizarre wardrobe fails and bizarre interview requests standing in the way of Britons' perfect jobs
Nearly half of employed Britons are open to finding a completely new career, according to research revealed today, but are jobseekers prepared for increasingly strange styles of interviews?

A survey of 2,000 working adults in the UK, conducted by employment industry leader Adecco, discovered that the questions and tasks in interviews are becoming increasingly unique, unrelated to the role – and sometimes downright weird.

Despite growing awareness around employment law, 6 per cent claim to have been asked illegal or un-PC questions about their religion, sexual orientation and even plans for starting a family during an interview.

Other interview questions focused on surprising interviewees with curious questions, such as, 'would you rather' style, e.g. 'Would you rather be a butterfly or a bear?', 'Would you rather be a rock or a sponge?' or 'Would you rather have fingers as toes or toes as fingers?'

A further popular theme included, 'If you were a biscuit which biscuit you would be?', with topics covering anything from cakes, fish, crisps, fruits, flowers, animals or trees.

Outer space scenarios are also commonplace these days, with respondents sharing bizarre questions they've been asked such as, 'Can you fly a spaceship?', 'Have you been to the moon?', 'Explain making toast to a Martian', 'If a UFO landed out the front window, how would you avoid distraction and remain focused on the task at hand?' and 'If you were an alien in a spaceship where would you land and make home?'
Shelley Preston, Head of Adecco Retail, said: "The UK job market is really competitive and we've found that companies are forgoing the standard experience-related questions in favour of curve-ball, off-topic questions to catch interviewees off guard and test their mental reflexes.

Candidates are completely unable to prepare for such random enquiries, meaning they can often answer nervously and anxiously, leaving the job open for the more assertive to grab. Remember there's no right or wrong answer to most of the strange queries – remain calm, confident and cool and be sure of your ability to do the job you're interviewing for."
Some interview task themes were even more random, with 8 per cent of interviewees being asked to perform in front of their potential bosses, despite the prospective job having no link to the arts. Some were asked to act, some told to sing, others had to draw, while others claim they had to tell a joke or even do an animal impression.

One in 20 (5 per cent) were asked to construct something seemingly random, e.g. a bridge out of straws, a house out of lollipop sticks, a racing car out of building blocks, a tower out of toilet rolls and even flatpack furniture.

Others were asked to showcase their balancing skills e.g. stand on one leg or balance a book or a cup of water on their head and walk around the room.

These weird and random requests have clearly got the better of many unprepared candidates, leaving many to perform embarrassing blunders they'd rather forget.

When asked about their most embarrassing moments in an interview, UK workers said circumstances beyond their control are often to blame. 11 per cent admitted to leaving the interview red faced with profuse sweating, sneezing fits and endless coughing listed as top blunders.

Others claimed having a mind-blank (8 per cent), spilling a drink (4 per cent), falling over (3 per cent), stumbling over words (2.5 per cent) or arriving late (0.8 per cent) were near the top of the list.

While for some respondents (3 per cent) disastrous wardrobe malfunctions were to blame, such as trousers or skirts splitting, flies undone, or blouses unbuttoned.
Shelley Preston added: "While you may not be able to prepare for questions like 'would you rather be a rock or a sponge', you can ensure you're prepped in terms of the basics. Research the company thoroughly, keep an open mind, prepare your outfit the night before and ensure you arrive early so that you start proceedings on the right foot and assert confidence throughout."

Top 10 most unusual interview questions:

  1. Can you sing the theme tune to Captain Pugwash?
  2. Have you ever seen an invisible man?
  3. How do you build a tower out of spaghetti?
  4. How many elephants can you fit in your car?
  5. How would you climb out of a giant bucket?
  6. How would you respond to a random person asking to lick your armpit?
  7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
  8. Why are manhole covers round?
  9. Where do you see Arnold Schwarzenegger in five years' time?
  10. Who is more important – Father Christmas or the Tooth Fairy?

Top 10 most unusual interview tasks:

  1. Form a line youngest to oldest without talking to anyone
  2. Write your name backwards
  3. Act like a plug
  4. Clap like a duck
  5. Count backwards
  6. Copy the sound of a fax machine
  7. Do the 'I'm a little teapot dance' every time someone is late to a group interview
  8. Lick your elbow
  9. Sit still for 30 minutes
  10. Stack cereal

Top 10 most embarrassing interview moments:

  1. I was asked to give an example of when someone broke my trust and I blabbered on about my ex cheating on me
  2. I called the interviewer Dad
  3. I caught my trousers in the window chord
  4. I got stuck in the loo
  5. I got my finger stuck in the chair I was sitting in
  6. I hugged the boss
  7. I went to a party the night before with gems on my face which burnt my skin so I looked like I had the letter Y branded on my forehead
  8. I walked out of the door but it was actually a small cupboard
  9. I accidentally displayed my holiday photos instead of my presentation
  10. The chair I was sat in collapsed

  • Research conducted by Opinion Matters, 31 July-8 August, 2019 of 2,013 employed respondents.

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19 August 2019

US: Thousands of Be Bold Be Bald! Activists to Stand in Solidarity Against Cancer on October 18th

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On October 18, 2019, thousands of people across the U.S. will show their support for those affected by cancer and raise money for cancer charities as a part of National Be Bold, Be Bald! Day. 

Founded in 2009, Be Bold, Be Bald! is a social movement where participating individuals rock a bald cap throughout the day and get others to sponsor them for their bold move. Since inception, the movement has swept the nation, becoming a show of strength for anyone touched by the terrible disease. 

To date, Be Bold, Be Bald! has raised over $1.35MM to fight cancer. Be Bold, Be Bald! supports over fifty beneficiaries of all sizes including the American Cancer Society, Boston Medical Center, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and many, many more.
"For the last decade, we have been fighting against cancer to support our many beneficiaries," says Jeff Freedman, founder of the movement and owner of Boston-based advertising agency Small Army, a Finn Partners company. "We're excited to celebrate this 10th Year Anniversary and continue to create awareness and increase the number of participants in this year's Be Bold, Be Bald! Day."
In 2007, the Small Army family was hit with a tragic blow when co-founder and Creative Principal, Mike Connell, lost his battle with cancer. Faced with their grief, the Small Army team channeled Mike's courage and strength, and dedicated themselves to continuing his fight against cancer. 

In Mike's honor, they started the 510c3, Small Army for a Cause, and the annual Be Bold, Be Bald! event. "Witnessing Mike's heroic, two-year fight, we saw firsthand the courage and strength cancer patients have," says Freedman. "He inspired us to continue that fight ourselves – and to do so in a way that would truly represent the boldness of Mike and his ideas."

Beginning August 19th, 2019 anyone can join the Be Bold, Be Bald! movement. Survivors, individuals, families, businesses, and even celebrities have all showed support by rocking a bald cap, including television hosts Maria Menounos and Joan Lunden, actresses Jessica Szohr and BK Cannon, rocker Peter Wolf, sports stars from the New England Revolution, New England Patriots' stud Julian Edelman and many more.

Those looking to get involved in Be Bold, Be Bald! can do so in three ways: 

  • Sport a bald cap in solidarity on October 18 and get others to support you. 
  • Support the fight by making a donation or sponsoring someone going bald. 
  • Spread the word about the movement through your various social networks.

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SOURCE: Finn Partners

16 August 2019

Experience the King Like Never Before With 'Elvis Unleashed,' in Movie Theaters Worldwide on October 7 & 10 Only

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Elvis Unleashed
Elvis Unleashed
Elvis Presley returns to big screens across the globe this fall with the new music special, "Elvis Unleashed," featuring previously unseen footage on movie theater screens of Elvis as he filmed the iconic "68 Comeback Special." 

  • The two-day cinema event, which includes outtakes and performances that reveal a new side of the King, will air in cinemas on October 7, with an encore screening on October 10.
Each screening will include a new 30-minute segment with Los Angeles Times lead music writer Randy Lewis in conversation with actor Dennis Quaid, rising pop/country artist Jade Jackson and the esteemed director and producer of the "68 Elvis Comeback Special," Steve Binder, to discuss Elvis's life and legacy. 

Quaid and Jackson are set to perform some Elvis classics, while Randy Lewis discusses the behind-the-scenes interactions that Binder had with Elvis and his manager Colonel Parker, as well as celebrating the King.

  • This brand-new content is produced by Spencer Proffer, CEO of Meteor 17, and Dave Harding, in association with Authentic Brands Group.
Fathom Events will present "Elvis Unleashed" in more than 800 U.S. movie theaters on Monday, October 7, and Thursday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates), through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). 
"This cinema event showcases Elvis as both a legendary performer and a charming, charismatic presence behind the scenes," said Meteor 17 CEO Spencer Proffer. "With my partners at Fathom Events, we are excited to bring together his many fans in theaters across the world to celebrate his lasting impact with never-before-seen moments and performances."
Elvis Unleashed
Elvis Unleashed
The "'Elvis '68 Comeback Special" was a major milestone in Elvis Presley's storied career, marking his first live television performance in seven years and pioneering the "unplugged" performance style with an acoustic set. 

"Elvis Unleashed" captures the spontaneous moments and stories behind the legendary special, and sheds new light on Elvis as a cultural icon.
"We are thrilled to share this wonderful tribute to Elvis with his fans around the world," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. "This special not only provides a behind-the-curtain look at Elvis's most memorable live performance, it also explores his impact on today's music culture and performers."
  • Tickets for U.S. screenings of "Elvis Unleashed" can be purchased at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

SOURCE: Fathom Events

14 August 2019

Behind The Black Panther: Three Things You Didn't Know About Chadwick Boseman

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NYC Film School founder recalls when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman attended Digital Film Academy, New York
NYC Film School founder recalls when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman attended Digital Film Academy, New York. (Forbes interview)

1. Chadwick Boseman attended Digital Film Academy in New York

Chadwick Boseman attended the New York film school Digital Film Academy where he took the Digital Filmmaking Program which included "Acting For Directors" with the NYC film school founder Patrick DiRenna.
In a recent Forbes interview about Boseman, DiRenna notes, "I remember his face. You could see internal processes working."
Boseman's range is also exceedingly impressive; he's portrayed historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, been the lead hero in the Marvel movie Black Panther, and most recently starred in a thriller as an NYPD cop in the movie 21 Bridges
On the topic of Boseman's variety of acting credits DiRenna adds, "If you want to become these characters, you must be willing to really take it on. You need full emotional clarity."

2. Boseman's directorial Debut was an impressive production

As part of the rigorous and hands-on film school training that filmmakers get at Digital Film Academy, all students must develop, write, cast and direct their own thesis film.

Chadwick was no exception.

The Chadwick Boseman Digital Film Academy thesis project was titled, Blood Over A Broken Pawn. It was an ambitious undertaking. The short film, written and directed by Boseman, revolves around a Brooklyn coffee shop owner who finds himself in a dangerous confrontation with a kingpin. 
DiRenna recalls, "The main character was a complex mix of pride and fear: the classic hero. He must face his fears and step up to action. He must become brave. It was all very clear and very good."

3. Director's Take on Boseman

It was obvious from his first days at Digital Film Academy in New York that Boseman had something truly unique about him; whether it was his laser focus, or his talent for becoming a wide array of characters. "I understood that this particular student was a star in the making and on a path to other places," DiRenna remembers.
"There is great inner strength required to give yourself over to becoming another person. Even more so when the characters are actual important historical figures that have already touched many lives. I certainly witnessed this strength when Chadwick Boseman studied at Digital Film Academy."

 ⏩The Full Forbes interview can be found here

31 July 2019

The Unrated Version Of Rob Zombie's Horror Sequel '3 From Hell' To Be Unleashed On Big Screens Across The U.S. For Three Nights Only

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'3 From Hell'
'3 From Hell'
Horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie is unleashing "3 From Hell" on big screens across the U.S. as a follow-up to "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," and the latest installment in the blood-soaked Firefly family trilogy. 
The film will be released in cinemas nationwide over three nights, September 16-18, featuring the unrated version and unique special content nightly.
  • Night one, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). 
  • Night two, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. 
  • Night three, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including "3 From Hell" and "The Devil's Rejects."
Lionsgate, Saban Films and Fathom Events present "3 From Hell" in nearly 900 select movie theaters on September 16, 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m.local time each night. 

  • For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"Whether it's creating visionary music or epic opuses of horror on the screen, Rob Zombie is a master at giving his loyal fans what they want," said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. "We're pleased to continue to partner with Rob and share this long-anticipated final chapter of the trilogy with audiences nationwide."
"3 From Hell" was written and directed by Rob Zombie, who also produced alongside CC Capital Arts Entertainment's Mike Elliot. Greg Holstein and Saban Films' Jonathan Saba are executive producers.

Saban Films and Rob Zombie previously partnered with Fathom Events in a successful theatrical event for Rob Zombie's 31.

  • Tickets for "3 From Hell" are now available at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

SOURCE: Fathom Events

29 July 2019

The First Ever 'Star Trek' Film Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary As 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Returns to the Big Screen for Two Days Only

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," and to mark the film's 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to America's movie theaters for two days only, on September 15 and 18.

In its first nationwide cinema release since the film premiered in December 1979, the original theatrical cut of "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" will include the film's soaring overture by famed composer Jerry Goldsmith. 


  • Preceding the film, this special presentation will also feature the behind-the-scenes documentary short "The Longest Trek: Writing the Motion Picture."
A mammoth undertaking by Oscar winning director Robert Wise, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" boldly took audiences further into the final frontier than ever before and kicked off one of the biggest franchises in movie history. 

The film became the fourth highest grossing of the year and earned three Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects, Best Art Direction, and Best Music, Original Score.
 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan, "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" sees Admiral James T. Kirk return to the helm of an updated U.S.S. Enterprise to confront an alien spacecraft of enormous power heading toward Earth.
"'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' is a visual marvel and a film that even many ardent 'Star Trek' fans have never had an opportunity to see on a big screen. Fathom Events is honored to celebrate this cinematic classic's 40th anniversary with this special theatrical presentation," said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations.

  • Tickets to "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" are available beginning Friday, August 2, at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices
Star Trek: The Motion Picture

SOURCE: Fathom Events

26 July 2019

Meghan Trainor Releases New Original Song For Playmobil: The Movie "Run Like The River"

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Meghan Trainor Releases New Original Song For Playmobil: The Movie "Run Like The River"
Meghan Trainor Releases New Original Song For Playmobil: The Movie "Run Like The River"
Sony Music today releases Meghan Trainor's "Run Like the River," a new track written by the pop songstress for the forthcoming Playmobil: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Available everywhere now,

"Run Like The River" is the lead offering from the soundtrack, which features score music by Grammy Award-winning composer Heitor Pereira (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie, Smallfoot) and will be available everywhere Friday, August 2 – preorder now


In addition to the track, Meghan joins the cast of the live-action/animated adventure comedy, lending her voice alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Bateman, Kenan Thompson and Adam Lambert.

  • Directed by Lino DiSalvo and based on the best-selling children's play sets, Playmobil: The Movie will make its theatrical debut this year.
Regarding her inspirational song for the movie, Meghan Trainor says she wanted the track to have a universal message for audiences around the world. As she recalls, "I played it for the director when I first met him, and I said, 'You should have songs like this in your movie.' Then the next day they called and were like, 'We want that song!' It was just a magical moment."
"The name's Dasher, Rex Dasher..." - Playmobil: The Movie
"The name's Dasher, Rex Dasher..." - Playmobil: The Movie (image via movie.playmobil.com)

About Playmobil: The Movie

When her younger brother Charlie suddenly disappears into the magical, animated Playmobil universe, Marla must embark on the adventure of her life to bring him home again. 

On her incredible journey through new exciting worlds, Marla meets very different, weird and heroic companions, among them the crazy foodtruck owner Del, the intrepid and charming secret agent Rex Dasher, a faithful, lovable robot, as funny as good fairy and many more. 

In the course of their spectacular adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that you can do anything in life if you believe in yourself!
Directed by Lino DiSalvo in his directorial debut and written by Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb & Jason Oremland, Playmobil: The Movie is produced by On Animation Studios.

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About Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor first made history in 2014 with her diamond-certified smash single "All About That Bass." 

The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist stands out as "one of only five female artists to achieve a diamond certification from the RIAA"—an honor bestowed upon only 15 other singles to date. 

Thus far, she has garnered a Grammy Award and achieved eight multi-platinum singles and two platinum albums, sold out three world tours, penned multi-platinum hits for peers across pop and country, and received countless industry awards and nominations. 

Expanding her influence, she starred on FOX's hit series The Four: Battle for Stardom for two seasons. 

Following 2018 anthems "No Excuses" and "Let You Be Right," she celebrated Valentine's Day 2019 with the love-themed six-song The Love Train EP and to kick off the summer, she collaborated with dance music titan, Kaskade, for their song "With You," paving the way for more surprises to come.

Meghan Trainor (image via Billboard - photo credit: Dennis Leupold)


'The Angry Birds Movie 2' Finds Their Hatchlings

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'The Angry Birds Movie 2'
'The Angry Birds Movie 2'
The adorable Hatchlings of Sony Pictures Animation's and Rovio's The Angry Birds Movie 2 are being voiced by Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project), JoJo Siwa, Genesis Tennon, Alma Varsano, Faith Urban and Sunday Urban, Sony Pictures announced today. 
The Hatchlings are the baby birds that have stolen everyone's hearts and have no intention of giving them back, and can be seen in action in a sneak peek clip from the film launching today.
They join an all-star cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj and Beck Bennett.

In the film, out in theaters August 14, 2019, three Hatchlings voiced by Prince, Tennon and Varsano (Zoe, Vivi and Sam Sam) embark on their own epic story, and are now up to their own tricks! 


  • Their role-playing-game-gone-wrong launches them on an adorable adventure that will charm and delight the world. No hatchling is too small to dream big!

About 'The Angry Birds Movie 2'

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! 

When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck's sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The film is directed by Thurop Van Orman with a screenplay by Peter Ackerman and Eyel Podell & Jonathon E. Stewart. It is produced by John Cohen, and stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Pete Davidson, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj, Brooklynn Prince, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, JoJo Siwa, David Dobrik, Gaten Matarazzo, and Colleen Ballinger.


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24 July 2019

Beer, Food... Sex Ed?

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Reuben's staff celebrate a winning game at SERVE 2018
Reuben's staff celebrate a winning game at SERVE 2018 (CNW Group/Head and Hands)
Head & Hands' Sense Project has been supplementing Quebec's insufficient sex education program since 2005. Despite the government's 2017 decision to bring sex education back into the curriculum, it has stagnated in the pilot phase for more than two years. 
The Sense Project employs an approach that are trans- and queer-positive, casual, and non-judgmental. Delivered by a team of trained peer facilitators 18-25, the unique combination creates an environment of relatability where teens ask what they want, and get the answers they deserve.
In the last year, the Sense Project made a shift to working more with the Francophone school system, with a 253% increase in the number of safer sex workshops offered in French. 

  • The Sense Project also debuted two new workshop series for teens surrounding different sexualities and trans experiences.
Every year, the annual SERVE Beach Volleyball Tournament brings together staff from bars and restaurants from around Montreal raise money for the Sense Project, supporting another year of intervention-based sex education. Every year, the bars raise upwards of $15,000 during a fun-filled day of beer, balls, barbeque, and sex ed facts.

Those who aren't playing beach volleyball are welcome to bask in the sun at Jeanne Mance Park too! You don't have to raise money to contribute: all you have to do is buy a hot dog and you'll be contributing to your community. 


  • Kids are welcome too - facepainting and childcare are available!
"Youth already have a lot of knowledge. They just need to validate that knowledge, and build on it in an environment that feels safe". - Charlie Morin, Sense Project Coordinator

Who: The staff of 11 Montreal bars and restaurants and community members who want to support sex education for youth

Why: 
To support sex education for Montreal youth through a fun day of beach volleyball, games, face painting, and more!

When: Sunday, July 28th, 2019: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Association Montreal Beach - Griffintown, on the canal


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23 July 2019

Terminator Stars Spanning the Iconic Sci-Fi Series Reunite at Silicon Valley Comic Con for Spotlight Reunion Panel and More

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Terminator Reunion at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center
Terminator Reunion at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center
Silicon Valley Comic Con, Steve Wozniak's pop culture, tech and science expo taking place August 16-18, 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center today announced four additional cast members from the Terminator franchise will join as featured guests at the popular event including Michael Biehn (Terminator), Jenette Goldstein and Danny Cooksey (Terminator 2) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)

  • The original cyborg assassin and 'Terminator,' Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be on hand Sunday, August 18 for photo/autograph opportunities alongside former castmates Robert Patrick and Edward Furlong, who revealed recently he'll be joining the cast of the highly-anticipated film Terminator: Dark Fate.
Additionally, the following Terminator alumni will assemble on-stage for an epic discussion in a special Terminator Franchise Reunion Panel on Sunday, August 18 at 3:30pm at the San Jose Convention Center. Talent from across the series including from the original Terminator, Michael Biehn, from Terminator 2, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Jenette Goldstein, and Danny Cooksey, and from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Kristanna Loken will talk about their experiences and recollections of one of the classic science fiction series of all time with moderator Clare Kramer (NPR and Google News Correspondent, and actor).
"First, Arnold said he'd be back…and he kept that promise. Now to have alumni spanning the Terminator franchise join the line-up at SVCC, is incredible news for sci-fi fans and personally exciting for me as it's one of my favorite series," said Trip Hunter, Chairman of SVCC. "Hearing the former castmates talk about machines and the past and future of the human race goes perfectly with SVCC, a show that blends entertainment and technology."
Photograph/autograph opportunities are available now for purchase at SVCCTicketing and include the following Terminator alumni:
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (Sunday)
  • Robert Patrick (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Edward Furlong (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Michael Biehn (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)
  • Kristanna Loken (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Jenette Goldstein (Saturday/Sunday)
  • Danny Cooksey (Saturday/Sunday)
The star-studded line-up at SVCC and previously announced featured guests include Jason Momoa (Aquaman, Game of Thrones), Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, Gotham, Firefly), Ben McKenzie (Gotham, Batman: Year One, The OC), Chris Hadfield (astronaut and first Canadian commander of the International Space Station), Adam Savage (MythBusters, Savage Builds, Tested.com), Andy Weir (author, "The Martian"), Will Wright (legendary game designer and creator of The Sims, SimCity and Spore). Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, Hercules), and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers among others.

  • SVCC will feature programming from celebrity spotlights, keynotes and fireside chats with famed astronauts and tech luminaries, panels covering immortality, comic book writing, cosplay, AI, VR, 3D printing, space exploration and colonization and so much more. Powered by VUDU, a Walmart company, SVCC special exhibits and activities include photograph and autograph opportunities with select guests, the Kids Zone hosted by AstroReality, the SVCC Science Fair, The Geek Fashion Show, Cosplay Contest, 500+ vendors, an outdoor beer garden with music and show floor activations. Additional attractions include those from PlayStation, AstroReality, Geico, Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda, among others.


22 July 2019

Kate Magdalena's Streets of Any Town Highlights America's Homeless Crisis [Music Video Included]

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"On the corner of the streets of any town, there's a man who life forgot; he's going down." - Kate Magdalena
"On the corner of the streets of any town, there's a man who life forgot; he's going down." - Kate Magdalena
San Francisco recording artist and singer-songwriter Kate Magdalena wrote Streets of Any Town in response to a conversation with a homeless man on Nashville's honky-tonk street, Broadway. The song is this man's story, but it is also the larger story of men and women across America living on the streets. 

The song asks the question: is it really okay in the USA to allow people to live on the street? 

  • The song also packs a religious punch with its refrain "the least of you", recalling Jesus' words from Matthew 25:45 -- 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.'
The song is the fourth track released from Kate's album A Larger Dance coming in October, and available for pre-order next month. The songs have been recorded and produced by Grammy-nominated-producer Billy Smiley (Johnny Cash, Whiteheart, Clay Aiken, and the Newsboys) and feature some of Nashville's finest musicians with Fred Eltringham (The Wallflowers and Sheryl Crow), Byron House (Robert Plant and the Band of Joy), Blair Masters (Garth Brooks) and Brennan Smiley(The Technicolors).

Streets of Any Town will be playing on local country radio stations across America, promoted by Grassroots Promotion, out of Nashville. Kate hopes that the song, and its accompanying music video may be of use to any individual or agency working with issues of homelessness. 

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About Kate Magdalena

For Kate, singing is a way to bring what is inside, outside. It is to make the invisible audible. Kate has an ability to move her listeners with her voice, to bring pleasure and joy. Kate was raised in an era in which people looked to the arts and music to inspire social activism. Like Dylan's great songs, Kate's music addresses some of the pressing issues of our own day.


20 July 2019

The People's Moon to be Unveiled at Times Square & London Piccadilly This Saturday, July 20, the Day and Hour They Landed

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Apollo 50th 1969-2019
Apollo 50th 1969-2019
This Saturday 20 July, The Aldrin Family Foundation will host a free family celebration with The People's Moon transforming New York's Times Square into Tranquillity base celebrating the 50th Anniversary of when humans first walked on the Moon taking over numerous screens. 


In an enormous room in the New York Marriott Marquis the public will be able to 'Walk on the Moon', a 180 meter square boot print by UK artist Helen Marshall, and explore the educational Giant Moon Map and Giant Mars Map by the Aldrin Family Foundation

Printed and installed by UK printers Prolific Graphics, the photo mosaic is comprised of thousands of photographs submitted by public.

QUOTES

"During this 50th Anniversary, we want to bring people together to share this moment - to look up at the Moon and have hope again. We all share that same Moon and it reminds us we're humans together on the same planet," says Christina Korp of the Aldrin Family Foundation.
"The People's Moon is an opportunity for the public to join all of the world's citizens to become a part of a living legacy time capsule," explained artist Helen Marshall, UK.
The People's Moon is co-created by British artist Helen Marshall of the People's Picture, and Christina Korp of the Aldrin Family Foundation USA

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