Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Two New Thrillers For The Upcoming Spooky Season from Harper Collins

No One Saw It Coming (Pub Date: October 10th)


Secrets lie at the heart of every family…

When the unthinkable happens…

Hanna’s world is crumbling.

An unimaginable crime has been committed, and everyone’s looking for someone to blame. Her loved ones are under suspicion.

Now Hanna must work out who is threatening her family – before it’s too late.

No one could have seen this coming…

 

 

The Bachelorette Party (Pub Date: November 14th)


The locked-room thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Lucy Foley.

New Orleans: live music, endless drinks, brightly-colored attractions, the perfect place for a party…

The bride-to-be. The best friend. The cousin. The mother-in-law. The sister. The groom’s friend

The bachelorette begins on a Friday night; all six women are excited for a chance to escape their everyday lives. But then friendly rivalries turn vicious, and a game of truth or dare turns deadly.

By the end of the weekend one of them will be dead…


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

How to Avoid Costly Plumbing Emergencies With Professional Plumber Services

 Plumbing emergencies can be costly, inconvenient, and even dangerous. Professional plumbers can provide real-time solutions to fix the issue while minimizing damage and saving you money in the long run, whether it's a burst pipe or a clogged drain.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Most people don’t think about their plumbing systems until they have a problem. But the best way to prevent plumbing issues is by scheduling routine maintenance with professional Bellevue plumbing services. During a routine inspection, a plumber can check for problems like clogged drains and leaky pipes and resolve them before they become serious plumbing emergencies. The plumbing professional will also inspect your garbage disposal, sewer lines, and sinks to ensure that nothing is clogging them or causing backups. It is important to develop good plumbing habits, like putting food scraps in the trash rather than the garbage disposal and not letting hair build up in shower or bath drains. These habits will help to prevent future plumbing emergencies and save you money on costly repairs.

Install Water Filters

The water filtration systems installed by professional plumbers can protect your drinking and cooking water from contaminants like lead and chlorine. This can save you money on your utility bills, too. A plumber can also educate you and your staff on the best practices for using your plumbing system. This can include avoiding habits such as putting grease down drains and using chemical drain cleaners too often. When your plumber arrives, clear the work area of clutter and make it easy for them to access the pipes. This will help them complete the job more quickly and efficiently. They may need to turn off the water supply for a sink or other location, so have everyone in your home or business know where the shut-off valve is.

Install Water Heaters

Water heaters often require replacement or repair due to sediment buildup, rust, cracking, over-pressurization and temperature and pressure relief valve issues. Some homeowners try to DIY the installation process, but if your water heater is fueled with natural gas or has an electric element, you should always call a professional plumber. These plumbing professionals can help you select the best model for your home and ensure that all connections are secure, safe and up to code. They can also handle the permitting and inspection, saving you time and hassle. Licensed plumbers are also insured, so you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong during the repair or installation. If you have any doubts, ask a prospective plumbing professional to provide proof of insurance before hiring them.

Install Drain Cleaners

Clogged drains are a major issue that can cause damage to your pipes and fixtures. If you notice that your toilets aren’t flushing properly or that sink water is draining slowly, it’s time to call a plumber for drain cleaning services. Don’t use chemical drain cleaners – these are harsh on your pipes and can lead to costly problems. A plumber can check your entire plumbing system with pipe inspection cameras to determine the cause of a clog or other issues. They’ll also recommend a course of action to save you money in the long run, like installing drain traps to prevent hair and other debris from entering your pipes. A plumber can also teach you how to avoid clogs in the future, such as not pouring cooking grease down the drain.

Install New Fixtures or Appliances

Perhaps you spotted a sensor faucet at the home improvement store that would be perfect in your bathroom, or you’re expanding your plumbing system to accommodate a new appliance. Whatever the case, quality plumber services can install your new fixtures or appliances correctly. They can also help you select the best products for your needs. Ask potential plumbers about their experience and qualifications. Find out what kinds of work they specialize in and how long they’ve been in the business. It’s also important to know their rates for emergency services and whether they offer a warranty or guarantee on their work. Additionally, ask about their communication protocol and how they respond to feedback. This will give you an idea of how well they prioritize customer service.

Monday, September 18, 2023

The Renaissance of Handwriting Rediscovering the Art Form with Pen Heaven


Handwriting is back in vogue! And to mark the resurgence of the mighty pen, online luxury pen retailer Pen Heaven delves into its undeniable well-being benefits and uncovers why it has emerged as the latest fashion statement.

Amidst the clattering of keys and the impersonal tap-tap-tap, the art of handwriting offers a respite, allowing us to slow down, reconnect with ourselves, and indulge in the tactile pleasures of the written word. According to recent studies, the physical act of writing by hand engages different regions of the brain and stimulates neural connections associated with creativity, critical thinking, and memory.

David Cole, Director at Pen Heaven, comments, "In a world saturated with screens and distractions, handwriting allows us to capture our thoughts with a sense of intention and mindfulness. It's a personal experience that can bring a profound sense of satisfaction and fulfilment."

Beyond the cognitive benefits, the resurgence of handwriting has been partly fuelled by a desire to reclaim our individuality in an increasingly homogenous society. Like fashion, the art of handwriting has the potential to be a true expression of personal style and sophistication.

David explains, "Handwriting is as much a fashion statement as it is a timeless art form. Just as we carefully choose our clothing, accessorize, and curate our personal aesthetic, the tools we use to write can reflect our unique personality and taste."

Indeed, the market for luxury pens, such as fountain pens and ballpoint pens, has seen steady growth in recent years and it is poised for substantial expansion by 2030[i]. These writing instruments, crafted with precision and elegance, showcase both fashion and functionality. From sleek designs to exquisite materials, they are coveted accessories that bring a touch of sophistication to any desk or pocket.

The allure and fascination of stationery has also permeated popular culture. Celebrities, influencers, and fashion-forward individuals around the world are proudly showcasing their elegant penmanship in a bid to stand out from the digital crowd. Social media platforms (#stationeryaddict) are teeming with images of beautifully scripted love letters, thought-provoking quotes, and inspirational journal entries, reinforcing handwriting's newfound fashion appeal.

As we enter a new era where the written word has transformed into an ethereal digital presence, the resurgence of handwriting offers us an opportunity to reconnect with our humanity. Whether it's for the cognitive benefits, the personal touch, or the timeless fashion appeal, handwriting embodies a subtle rebellion against the transitory and impersonal nature of the electronic age.

So, pick up your favourite pen, feel the smooth gliding of ink on paper, and savour the rhythmic dance of your handwriting. To help you embrace this powerful art form Pen Heaven has handpicked its top designs that will stand the test of time, one carefully crafted stroke at a time.

Caran d’Ache x Paul Smith Series 4 Ltd Edition 849 Ballpoint Pen, £48 / $57 USD

 

Hugo Boss Loop Diamond Chrome Fountain Pen, £70 / $100 USD

 

Pininfarina Sergio Space X Everlasting Pencil£125 / $147 USD

 

Platinum #3776 Century Chenonceau White Fountain Pen, £160 / $188 USD

 

Otto Hutt Design 08 Ruthenium Rollerball Pen, £780 / $913 USD

 

S.T. Dupont D-Initial Velvet Collection Lilac Rollerball Pen, £185 / $217 USD

 

Endless Creator Retractable Black Fountain Pen, £48 / $57 USD

 

Impeccable Stationery

www.penheaven.com


Sick Girl In Theaters And On Demand 10/20/23

 




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SICK GIRL

IN THEATERS10/20/2023 

ON DIGITAL AND ON DEMAND: 10/20/2023 

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Cram

WRITER: Jennifer Cram 

CAST: Nina Dobrev, Brandon Mychal Smith, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Koenig, Haley Magnus, Ray Mckinnon, Dan Bakkedahl, Wendi Mclendon-Covey

SYNOPSIS: 

Short: Nina Dobrev stars in this hilarious comedy as Wren Pepper, a woman trying to keep her best friends together with a little white lie that threatens to tear their bonds – and their entire community – apart. 

Long: When Wren Pepper (Nina Dobrev) feels her closest friends slipping away, she lets loose a little white lie that snowballs into a colossal, life-altering event. Jennifer Cram’s feature film debut is a hilarious take on the price of insecurity and the rewards of true friendship. Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Dan Bakkedahl (Veep), Brandon Mychal Smith (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) join Dobrev in a brilliant comedy you won’t want to miss.

RATING: R

GENRE: Comedy

RUN TIME: 99 mins

DISTRIBUTOR: Lionsgate

Trailer Link:   https://youtu.be/UUJRVrf9Ztc

What Does it Mean When You Wear a Wedding Band?

Regardless of your religion or culture, wearing a wedding band signifies a commitment to your spouse. You can always remember and rely on this commitment during tough times. Black wedding bands are a popular option for grooms looking to break away from tradition and find their unique style. These rings are typically made of tungsten or palladium and offer a stark and edgy look.

It's a symbol of commitment

Wedding rings are an essential symbol full of emotional meaning. You will wear them for the rest of your life, so choosing a design that suits your style and personality is essential. Wedding bands are also an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to your partner. Wedding bands are traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was believed that a vein ran through this finger directly to the heart. However, some cultures and religions prefer to wear them on the thumb or index finger instead. Many men wear unique wedding bands in alternative colors, such as black, because they are more fashionable. These rings offer a more stark and smoldering look than traditional metals and can be worn with any outfit. They can also be an excellent way to show off your masculinity and edgy personality.

It's a symbol of love

Wedding rings are a universal symbol of love and commitment. They have been used as a sign of devotion since ancient Egypt. When a man wears a wedding band, it shows he is committed to his wife and does not intend to leave her. It also sends a message to others that the couple is not open to temptation. In today's world, there are more options than ever for unique wedding bands. Many couples choose to incorporate details from their relationship into the design of their unique wedding ring. This can be done in several ways, including incorporating matching metalwork or adding a new ring for every significant milestone in their relationship.

It's a symbol of friendship

Symbolizing a couple's eternal bond, the wedding band is an essential piece of jewelry that signifies commitment and love. It is also a sign of friendship. Many unique wedding bands are available whether you are looking for something traditional or modern. Some of these rings have gemstones, an excellent option for brides and grooms who prefer a more sophisticated look. Others have a unique design, like this gold band incorporating ocean waves' inspiration. There are men's black wedding bands for men who prefer a more rugged look. These are made of tungsten, palladium (which has more of a gunmetal gray look), or carbon fiber. There are even wedding rings that include a piece of meteorite. These rings are often engraved with a message or an image of the couple's favorite place on earth. They are an elegant and beautiful way to express your love for each other.

It's a symbol of unity

Unique wedding rings are a symbol of unity and love. When you wear a unique wedding band, you show your family and friends you are forever committed to one another. It also shows that you are fearless in showing your personality and style through this piece of jewelry. The meaning of a unique wedding ring is closely tied to its shape. The circle is a universal symbol representing concepts of fullness, wholeness, perfection, the soul, infinity, and eternity throughout history. In addition, the round shape of a wedding ring has been used as a representation of God in many religions, including Christianity and Islam. The symmetry and lack of beginning or ending make the circle an ideal symbol of God's perfect and eternal love. This is why many couples incorporate a cross into their wedding rings. This is a beautiful way to show devotion and unity with your spouse.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

THE HAUNTING LODGE COMING TO ON DEMAND ON OCTOBER 17TH

 


THE HAUNTING LODGE

From the creators of The House in Between - 1 & 2 and The Sleepless Unrest

 

COMING TO ON DEMAND ON OCTOBER 17TH


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Directed by: Vera Whelpton, Kendall Whelpton

 

In this unscripted investigative documentary, American filmmakers Kendall and Vera are asked to film a remote hunting lodge in Georgia that has been experiencing paranormal activity for over a decade. Dan, the desperate lodge owner, is searching for answers, as the hauntings are scaring hunters away and could ruin his business.


Kendall and Vera move into the lodge to begin their investigation. Vera is the first to experience the hunter’s claims, but soon they both experience terrifying events, including being touched while they sleep. They call upon psychic medium Jill Morris to help them solve the case, and she reveals that the haunting is the work of an intelligent entity. The lodge's dark secrets are revealed as the paranormal activity escalates at the never-before-investigated location, and the couple find themselves in over their heads when they finally capture evidence of something otherworldly.

GALE premieres on Chilling Sept 18th #Review



The unique new platform Chilling, which offers independent creators a chance to share content and compete against studio releases, premieres new horror short GALE this September. 

Long gone are the days of emerald cities and yellow brick roads, the enchanting tale of the Wizard of Oz takes a haunting turn. Dorothy Gale (Karen Swan), now in her twilight years, bears the scars of a lifetime entangled with the paranormal forces of a mystical realm. These otherworldly encounters have left her shattered, and the echoes of her experiences now reverberate through her sole living relative, Emily (Chloë Culligan Crump). As Emily is beckoned to confront the unresolved matters of this bone-chilling Oz, a terrifying journey awaits her.

Directed by Daniel Alexander, GALE premieres on Chilling Sept 18th.

The 411: 

Woah! Dorothy is old and wheelchair bound. She spends her days clicking her heels together until they are bloody or so Emily her only living relative is told by a nurse. Emily is in therapy and has many nightmares. She has so many she nor I can figure out what is real is what is not but I am in it for the long haul because I like many others grew up watching Dorothy Gale and “her little dog too” every Easter, get swept up in a cyclone that took her on some hell of a journey. 

There are a few jump scares and I cannot wait to find out more but the first episode was very interesting and creepy! Why do wheel chairs creep me out?!

Is she in OZ? Is she dreaming? I need to know!

About Chilling  

Chilling gives independent creators a platform to share content and compete against studios that create generic material just to hit metrics and sell tickets.

Our agile production process puts control back in the hands of the diverse and loyal horror community by allowing them to give and receive feedback. Content is then co-created based on shared ideas and the wants of diehard horror fans. 

 As this content gains engagement, Chilling will professionally produce it. With audience previews and feedback mechanisms looped into every step, we have the potential to make wasteful entertainment industry practices virtually obsolete.

The Benefits of Using A Baby Wrap With Your Newborn

 When it comes to parenting a newborn, every parent wants to provide the best care and comfort possible. One way to achieve this is by using a baby wrap. Baby wraps, also known as baby slings or breastfeeding slings, offer a host of benefits that not only enhance your newborn's well-being but also make your life as a parent easier and more convenient. 


Comfort and Bonding 

Using a baby wrap with your newborn promotes a strong sense of comfort and bonding. Wrapping your baby snugly against your body creates an environment reminiscent of the womb, where your baby feels secure and warm. This closeness helps in building a strong emotional connection between you and your little one. As you carry your baby in the wrap, the gentle swaying motion can also help soothe fussy infants, promoting a sense of calm and contentment. 


Hands-Free Parenting 

One of the standout advantages of using a baby wrap is the freedom it provides for hands-free parenting. Whether you need to do household chores, go for a walk, or simply have some downtime, a baby wrap allows you to keep your baby close while having your hands available for other tasks. This convenience can be a game-changer for busy parents, as it allows you to multitask without compromising your baby's well-being. 


Enhanced Breastfeeding Support 

For nursing mothers, a breastfeeding sling can be a lifesaver. These specialized baby wraps are designed to make breastfeeding on-the-go a breeze. The discreet design of breastfeeding slings allows you to nurse your baby comfortably and privately, even in public settings. This not only promotes a more relaxed breastfeeding experience but also encourages mothers to breastfeed for longer durations, benefiting both mother and child. 


Promotes Proper Posture 

Using a baby wrap can help improve your posture while carrying your newborn. The ergonomic design of many baby wraps ensures that your baby's weight is evenly distributed across your shoulders and back. This can alleviate the strain on your back and prevent discomfort, which is especially important for new parents who may be prone to back issues due to the physical demands of caring for a baby. A baby wrap can be a valuable tool in maintaining your physical well-being. 


Stimulates Cognitive Development 

Close physical contact with your baby, facilitated by a baby wrap, can have a positive impact on your newborn's cognitive development. Babies thrive on sensory experiences, and being carried in a wrap allows them to observe the world from a safe and secure vantage point. They can see, hear, and interact with their surroundings, which stimulates their developing senses and fosters early learning. 


Versatility and Portability 

Baby wraps are incredibly versatile and portable. Unlike bulkier strollers or carriers, a baby wrap can easily fit into a diaper bag or be worn as a fashion accessory when not in use. This flexibility makes it an excellent choice for parents on the go. Whether you're navigating a crowded city street, hiking in the great outdoors, or simply strolling through a park, a baby wrap offers convenience and ease of use. 


Conclusion 

In conclusion, the benefits of using a baby wrap with your newborn are numerous and substantial. From promoting comfort and bonding to enhancing breastfeeding support, these versatile accessories are a valuable addition to any new parent's toolkit. By providing a secure and nurturing environment for your baby, baby wraps not only make your life as a parent more manageable but also contribute to your baby's overall well-being and development. So, consider incorporating a baby wrap into your parenting routine and experience the many advantages it has to offer.

Mark Your Calendar: Gale September 18th!

 

WIZARD OF OZ takes a haunting turn in GALE - Coming September 18 to Chilling


Trailer 

https://youtu.be/DWKQ4j_JHR4?si=RTjIn53aBnSOi8Oq

 


 

The unique new platform Chilling, which offers independent creators a chance to share content and compete against studio releases, premieres new horror short GALE this September.

 

Long gone are the days of emerald cities and yellow brick roads, the enchanting tale of the Wizard of Oz takes a haunting turn. Dorothy Gale (Karen Swan), now in her twilight years, bears the scars of a lifetime entangled with the paranormal forces of a mystical realm. These otherworldly encounters have left her shattered, and the echoes of her experiences now reverberate through her sole living relative, Emily (Chloë Culligan Crump). As Emily is beckoned to confront the unresolved matters of this bone-chilling Oz, a terrifying journey awaits her.

 

Directed by Daniel Alexander, GALE premieres on Chilling Sept 18th.

 

About Chilling 

 

Chilling gives independent creators a platform to share content and compete against studios that create generic material just to hit metrics and sell tickets.

 

Our agile production process puts control back in the hands of the diverse and loyal horror community by allowing them to give and receive feedback. Content is then co-created based on shared ideas and the wants of diehard horror fans. 


As this content gains engagement, Chilling will professionally produce it. With audience previews and feedback mechanisms looped into every step, we have the potential to make wasteful entertainment industry practices virtually obsolete.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Dashing Through The Snow Debuts On Disney+ November 17th



DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW” STARRING LIL REL HOWERY, CHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGES, AND TEYONAH PARRIS TO DEBUT 

NOVEMBER 17, 2023, EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+

 

First Look at Original Family Holiday Comedy Available Now

 

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BURBANK, Calif. (September 12, 2023) – The original family holiday comedy “Dashing Through the Snow,” starring Lil Rel Howery, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Teyonah Parris, will debut November 17, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. “Dashing Through the Snow” is a hilarious and touching story about a social worker for the Atlanta police department and the Christmas Eve journey with his estranged daughter that helps him to remember the joy and magic of the yuletide season. 

 




Eddie Garrick (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) is a good-hearted man who has turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience. At the request of his wife Allison Garrick (Teyonah Parris), from whom he is separated, Eddie takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte (Madison Skye Validum) to work with him on Christmas Eve, where they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick (Lil Rel Howery). Eddie, who is a social worker, thinks the man is delusional and needs professional help, but when he evokes the wrath of a local politician (Oscar Nuñez), he and his daughter are taken on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas. “Dashing Through the Snow,” which is directed by Tim Story and written by Scott Rosenberg, is produced by John Jacobs and Will Packer, with Tim Story, Johanna Byer, Ross Fanger, and Zac Unterman, serving as executive producers. The film also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Ravi V. Patel, Gina Brillon, Kevin Connolly, and Zulay Henao.

 

“Dashing Through the Snow” will stream November 17, 2023, exclusively on Disney+. 

 

Through September 20, new and returning customers can subscribe to Disney+ Basic (with ads) for $1.99/month for three months by visiting www.disneyplus.com.

 

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Hashtag: #DisneyPlus

 

ABOUT DISNEY+ 

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from Disney, Disney+ offers an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service, as part of the Disney Bundle in the U.S. that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+, or as part of Combo+ in Latin America with Star+, the standalone general entertainment and sports streaming service in the region. For more, visit disneyplus.com, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices. 

We Are Not Alone Available On MOST Platforms




EARLIER THIS YEAR THE GOVERNMENT REVEALED THAT EXTRA TERRESTRIALS HAVE BEEN VISITING OUR PLANET FOR YEARS. THE NEW DOCUMENTARY 'WE ARE A NOT ALONE' SHEDS EVEN MORE LIGHT ON OUR OTHERWORLDLY GUESTS.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

ALIENS HAVE BEEN VISITING US DOC, 'WE ARE NOT ALONE' COMING OCTOBER 3, 2023

 

 

We Are Not Alone, a new conspiracy doc from filmmaker Serena DC (Beyond the Grave), has been acquired by Uncork’d Entertainment for a digital and DVD premiere in October.


The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has been answered. Serena DC & Michael Mazzola meet with the world's leading Ufologists & Contactees (Dr. Steven Greer, Paola Harris, Jacques Vallee, Adam Curry, Andrea Perron, Danny Sheehan) to discover who these extraterrestrial visitors are & why they are visiting earth. 


“Timely with the current news trends of UFOs and extraterrestrials existing, there’s real appetite for documentaries on aliens – and this is one of the best”, said Keith Leopard, President Uncork’d Entertainment. “Even if you’re just a passing interest in conspiracy theories, you don’t want to miss We Are Not Alone.”


We Are Not Alone will release on Digital and DVD October 3.


The 411: 


Can we manifest UFO sightings? 

Why are more and more people all of a sudden reporting more and more UFOs?

Why is the government suddenly admitting to all these sightings?


I watched We Are Not Alone last night and enjoyed all the leading UFOlogists and Contactees (are these actual words? Yes they are) being interviewed and Serena has a way of feeling like she is us. Real, honest and open to learning.  I enjoy her way of interviewing and her documentary style. Learning about how to manifest sightings by meditating and opening yourself up to it was enlightening. Now I have another reason to try to meditate. 


The computer animated dramatization of the stories was interesting, I have never seen that done before but it wasn’t bad animation so I stuck with it. 


Definitely worth it if you are interested in what others are seeing and saying as well as how to learn to see them yourself.


I can’t wait to try.