Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upcoming Movies I Am Looking Forward To This Summer

Mark your calendars people! Here are some movies coming out for the Summer.

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Release: Friday, May 2nd (Limited/VOD)
Director: Steven Brill
Writer: Steven Brill
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright Olsen, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr & Willie Garson
Distributor: Focus World
The outrageous comedy WALK OF SHAME stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of Anchorman 2) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money - and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career.

I am a big fan of James Marsden and Elzabeth Banks. Looks like a cute movie.

Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
Release: Tuesday, May 6th (VOD)
Director: Steve Stark
Writer: Kevin Smith
Cast: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Eliza Dushku, Jon Lovitz
Distributor: Phase 4 Films

Stoners, Jay and Silent Bob, hit the lottery jackpot, and use their cash windfall to become crime-fighting superheroes.

I love Kevin Smith and have been a big fan of the Jay and Silent Bob movies for years.

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Palo Alto
Release: Friday, May 9th (Limited)
Director: Gia Coppola
Writers: Gia Coppola (screenplay), James Franco (short stories)
Cast: Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, James Franco, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin, Chris Messina & Val Kilmer
Distributor: Tribeca Film
Shy, sensitive April (Emma Roberts) is the class virgin -a popular soccer player and frequent babysitter for her single-dad coach, Mr. B. (James Franco). Teddy (Jack Kilmer) is an introspective artist whose best friend and sidekick Fred (Nat Wolff) is an unpredictable live wire with few filters or boundaries. While April negotiates a dangerous affair with Mr. B., and Teddy performs community service for a DUI - secretly carrying a torch for April, who may or may not share his affection - Fred seduces Emily (Zoe Levin), a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. One high school party bleeds into another as April and Teddy finally acknowledge their mutual affection, and Fred's escalating recklessness spirals into chaos.
So I hear Mr. Franco who is one of my favorites by the way. I find him interesting and intelligent wrote a book called Palo Alto Stories to which this movie is based.  Hmmmm...maybe I should check that out first.

Night Moves
Release: Friday, May 30th (Limited)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writer: Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard
Distributor: Cinedigm
Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard star as radical activists plotting to blow up Oregon's Green Peter Dam in an act of environmental sabotage. As their plan marches towards fruition, they soon discover that small steps have enormous consequences. Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt crafts another graceful and absorbing film about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system in this atmospheric suspense thriller.
I will see anything Dakota is in! Enough said.

Ferguson Celebrates Mother’s Day with Mother of All Kitchens Pinterest contest #MotherOfAllKitchens

WOW! I am totally entering this!

WHO:              Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, the largest wholesale distributor of 
plumbing supplies in the U.S. with more than 270 showrooms nationwide

WHAT:            Mother of All Kitchens “Pin it to Win it” Giveaway, open to all on Pinterest

For Mother’s Day, we are honoring the women who so brazenly let us lick raw cake batter off the beaters and inviting you to participate in our “Mother of All Kitchens” Mother’s Day Giveaway. Pin your ideal kitchen for a chance to win a Kitchen Aid Artisan® Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer in Pistachio and a $150 Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery gift certificate.  

WHERE: #MotherOfAllKitchens


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2. Enter your information: Fill in your information in the spaces provided.
3. Get pinning: Click the “Submit & Pin” button to pin your selected item to any of your boards and you’ll be entered automatically.

WHEN:            The contest runs Monday, April 21 through Friday, May 9

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Monday, April 21, 2014

The New Naked by Dr. Fisch Out Tomorrow


New York’s more exclusive sexual health doctor and professor of reproductive medicine at Cornell, Dr. Fisch hears from hundreds of couples whose sex drive has dwindled—even (as TheNew York Times noted last month) when they’re otherwise in happy relationships.

In The New Naked (April 22, 2014), he reveals the biological basis behind low libido in both men and women—an ultimate sex education for grown-ups.

I wanted to see if you’re interested in reviewing the book in April/May. Dr. Fisch will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show on April 22.

“Being intimate is critical to relationships, and Dr. Fisch makes the entire effort a blast.” —Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Harry Fisch knows more about sex than any other person on earth, with the possible exception of Colin Farrell.”
—A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy

The book discusses:

·         The Top 3 Things that Affect Women’s Relationship Satisfaction: Listening, Security, Desire
·         How Often Should You Be Having Sex?
·         Why Doesn’t He Want to Have Sex with Me? The 4 Top Reasons for Low Male Libido
·         Why Watching Porn Really Does Ruin Your Sex Life
·         The Foods that Help Him Get it Up
·         His Best Advice to Men? Shut the Eff Up (and how to do it)

Dr. Harry Fisch, M.D., often called “the male Dr. Ruth,” is the host of Sirius XM’s The Dr. Harry Fisch Show and regularly appears on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, 60 Minutes and others. Website:

The 411 by Maria:

I hear a book is about sex and I am all over that. I love reading about sex especially if I find out it can make my sex life better. I have a great sex life and wish more woman could concur. Most of my friends tell me differently and it makes me very sad for them.

The new Naked The Ultimate Sex Education for Grownups, is an easy to follow read about everything from how to ask for what you need and why you should.

Things that affect the libido and why you should stop doing something or start. Exercise is good for sex. I definitely agree. 

Did you know watching too much porn can actually hurt your sexual relationship. 

I love the letters that are included and Dr. Fisch's advice. I love the quizzes because they reminded me of my beloved Cosmo quizzes.

All in all this is a great book but my favorite section had little to do with sex and more to do with communication. The section titled L is for Listening...So Shut The F**k Up.

Dr. Fisch breaks it down. Listen to your wife. She is sharing. Her endless talking about things you think are unimportant and dis-interesting to you actually make for a better relationship. Men need to learn how to really listen. Stop with the eye rolling and the come on come on hand gestures. This doesn't mean woman are great at communicating. The doc is not putting all communication problems on the men. Woman need to speak up. Get right to the chase and do it in smaller sentences. 

If you have a man who will listen to your every word as if you are stating the most important things he will ever hear, good for you.  I don't have one of those guys and only know two people who do. One is more alpha male than her man and the other is in a very new relationship.

This section alone is worth the cost of the book. Dr. Fisch speaks in real words that man and woman will appreciate.

Great book, I highly recommend it.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received.

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