Monday, June 9, 2014

Vote For The New Snickers Bar!!!

Calling all Chocoholics!

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The as-of-now unnamed bar includes a single delicious layer of crunchy roasted peanuts and smooth caramel perfectly blended and enrobed in milk chocolate. And fans get to name it. Consumers can visit the SNICKERS Facebook page (, through June 13, 2014, to choose from one of five possible names:
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The new bar will be out in stores in 2015!

After you vote, write in the comment section or tweet me @TheMovieDiaries and tell me which name you voted for and why, for a chance to win A SNICKERS BITES pack, a SNICKERS Almond bar, a SNICKERS Peanut Butter Squared bar, a SNICKERS Rockin’ Nut Road Bar, and a pair of movie tickets!!! Don't miss out, tweet me or comment below before June 19th for a chance to win!

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Monday, May 12, 2014


Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival is starting tomorrow and running every Tuesday until June 3, 2014. Check out some great films and the official press release below!



LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2014)–The ArcLight Cinemas is proud to announce the launch of the Arclight Documentary Festival’s Spring Series, a new documentary screening series debuting on May 13th 2014 at ArcLight Hollywood.

Four films will be screening in the inaugural season, which takes place at ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm from May 13 through June 3. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow each of the films, as well as an open reception in the upper bar of ArcLight Hollywood.

“ArcLight Cinemas is about the celebration of film and we are delighted to be able to bring such exceptional documentaries to a city that has long been the epicenter for incredible storytelling,” said Gretchen McCourt, executive vice president, cinema programming. “We have always been a home for cinephiles and we couldn’t be more pleased to introduce the work of such a talented group of documentary filmmakers to our audiences.”

Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Marjan Safinia curated the festival program. “I’m a self-diagnosed documentary junkie. Everything I do is driven by my passion for documentaries. There are so many great films made each year, and not all of them have a chance to play here in the heart of Hollywood. So it’s a particular thrill to partner with ArcLight Cinemas for this series. It’s a dream venue for bringing together festival favorite films, their filmmakers and appreciative audiences who love don’t always get a chance to see them here in LA. I hope the series grows to become a regular meeting space for documentary lovers and documentary filmmakers to connect with each other around inspiring and thought-provoking films.”

About the films in the series:
112 Weddings, by award-winning director Doug Block (an HBO Documentary Film) will kick off the series on May 13. The film looks at one of the most common yet mysterious of all human experiences–marriage. Over the past two decades, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker has supported his career with a side business videotaping weddings. Long curious about how those marriages turned out, Block tracks down and interviews some of the more memorable of his 112 wedding couples, with funny, insightful and deeply moving results. This is the Los Angeles premiere of the film.

SlingShot, by director Paul Lazarus, will screen on May 20. With unparalleled access to a quirky and very private modern American hero, SlingShot takes us into the world of Segway inventor Dean Kamen. Kamen holds over 440 patents, primarily for devices designed to improve people’s lives. But for the last 15 years, his focus has been on bringing clean water to the world through his remarkable invention the SlingShot. Since 50% of human illness is caused by water-borne pathogens, Kamen stands liked David, armed with his SlingShot, against the Goliath of this problem. The film is an inspiring portrait of an American legend who commutes to work in a helicopter he flies, lives in a house with secret passageways and might just have enough passion, will and innovative thinking to create a solution for a problem that affects billions. This is the Los Angeles premiere of the film.

The Internet’s Own Boy, The Story of Aaron Swartz by director Brian Knappenberger (Filmbuff/Participant Media) will screen on May 27th. The film tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.  This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to civil liberties. The film premiered at Sundance 2014 and this is the Los Angeles premiere of the film.

Rich Hill, by directors Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo (The Orchard) closes out the season on June 3. Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America’s heartland, but to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it’s home. As they ride their skateboards, go to football practice, and arm wrestle their fathers, they are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over. But faced with unfortunate circumstances—an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment—adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive. Spending a year with these boys and their families, the homegrown Missouri filmmakers craft a tale that is cinematically rich and exquisitely intimate and moving. The film puts a memorable human face on rural poverty and the challenges, hopes and dreams of rural America’s youth. Rich Hill won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. This is the Los Angeles premiere of the film.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the ArcLight Documentary Spring Series, please visit

About ArcLight Cinemas
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, represents an evolution in the movie going experience. ArcLight Cinemas with locations in Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, La Jolla and El Segundo offers an unprecedented combination of technology, amenities, comfort, and customer service. Facilities include the historic Cinerama Dome (only at the Hollywood location) and state-of-the-art “black box” auditoriums as well as a cafĂ© bar and a cinema-focused gift shop. Tickets can be purchased online without a fee and printed at home and at the theaters’ automated ticketing kiosks.  For more information about ArcLight visit

Sunday, April 6, 2014

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' surpasses expectations

Nearly three years ago, actor Chris Evans introduced the world into his now infamous role as Steve Rogers, aka Captain America. The first film for the comic book character and the first time audiences got a glimpse into the mysterious persona was based around how Steve Rogers the small, scrawny boy turned into Captain America the brawny, muscular man that saved the world and fought for America’s freedom during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The film ends with the Captain awaking into present day, nearly 70 years after his glory days and being asked to fight with some of S.H.I.E.L.D’s most elite superheroes in 2012’s blockbuster hit, The Avengers. Now the Captain is back in Captain America the Winter Soldier and is struggling to understand the modern world, and is incapable of grasping the idea that not everyone is to be trusted.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer

The trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is up, check it out below:

Coming to theaters August 8, 2014


What do you guys think??

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Enter for a chance to win a Fandango Gift Card!!!

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

My 2014 Oscar Predictions!

This Sunday, March 2, 2014 is the 86th annual Academy Awards and will be hosted by actress/comedian/talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres. Most of the fun in watching the prestigious award show is guessing who will take home the highest award in film that night. Therefore, I compiled a list of the biggest awards to be presented, which are best supporting actor, best supporting actress, best actor, best actress, best director and of course best picture. I predicted who will win, and who I think should win. These are all predictions and my opinion, so please share who you think will win or should win. This year was a lot more complicated than last year (I predicted every award in those categories that won last year), I feel as though the category for Best Actor might just be the most anticipated award, mainly because everyone nominated other thanChristian Bale has never won an Oscar, and Matthew McConaughey who is considered the front runner earned his first nod for this role. Also, it truly is anyone's game, being that there are many predictions that this could be Leonardo DiCaprio's year (he has been nominated four times and never won) and this could potentially be a big win for Chiwetel Ejiofor as well. This year has such incredible talent and fantastic films to be celebrated, so make sure to tune in on Sunday on ABC to see who will be this year's Oscar winners!

Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting RoleEntertainment Weekly
The nominees in this category are Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Barkhad Abdi (Captain Philips) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).
Who Should Win: Hands down, Jared Leto deserves this Oscar. He was completely committed to the transgender role of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Although the other nominees were great, especially Michael Fassbender in 12 Years a Slave, no one comes close to the tragic and complex character that Leto brought to life on the big screen.
Who Will Win: Jared Leto. The only person I could possibly see winning this category other than Leto which is highly unlikely would be Michael Fassbender. But, Leto physically, mentally and emotionally transformed himself into this heartbreaking character that audiences everywhere will adore.