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Comedy And The Queen

Ships & Giggles Comedy Night Returns with Darren Carter August 14

Photo of Darren Carter from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central

Darren Carter from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Comedy Central

The Queen Mary welcomes back the monthly comedy showcase, Ships & Giggles, to The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge on Monday, August 14 at 8 p.m. Escape the Monday blues with cocktails and great company with some of Southern California’s funniest comedians. Hosted by world-renowned comic, Rocco Stowe, the August showcase features top comedians including Courtney Black, Ashley Craib, Aiko Tanaka, Perry Kurtz, Boogie B, and headlining comedian Darren Carter.

The Line Up

Seasoned comedian, Darren Carter headlines the August 14 Ships & Giggles Comedy Night. Known for his impressions and on-point improvisation, Carter is recognized for his time on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central, BET, and Showtime. Carter, aptly named “Party Starter,” will have the crowd laughing as soon as he takes the stage.

Hailing from Washington D.C., Courtney Black, currently resides in Los Angeles and is the co-host of The J. Anthony Brown Radio Show by day and performs at popular comedy clubs like The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Improv by night. In addition to guest starring on the TV pilot of Timid Pimps and the movie How Not to Propose, Black is currently writing on the recently green-lit animation The Slimbones.

Ashley Craib, is a SAG/AFTRA actress and Los Angeles based comedian. Craib started her career in improve by training at The Groundings before moving forward with stand up comedy. You can currently catch Craib on her YouTube show, Living with the Boyfriend.

Aiko Tanaka wears several different hats in the performance community. Tanaka began her career in the spotlight as a model in Tokyo then moved to Boston to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Before becoming a successful stand-up comedian, Tanaka moved to Los Angeles to practice dancing which supported her dreams of being on TV and film.

Perry Kurtz moved out west from his east coast home to San Francisco to pursue a career in comedy after leaving a high-stress job as an art director. In 1983, and years of performing 6 nights a week, Kurtz moved down south to Los Angeles where he currently lives and performs as a paid regular at The Comedy Store.

After Hurricane Katrina displaced Boogie B from his home in New Orleans, he became a highly sought after comedian in the D.C., New York, Baltimore and Philadelphia metro areas. With encouragement from his family and friends, Boogie B moved his act to Los Angeles where he currently performs at churches, comedy clubs, birthday parties, and wedding receptions.

Monday, August 14, show starts at 8 p.m. (Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 p.m.) Located onboard The Queen Mary, The Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge was formerly the First-Class Lounge and served as the hub for lively discussions over delicious drinks.  Original artwork still hangs above the bar, which is lined with Art Deco tables, chairs and decor. The Deco vibe is retro chic, cool and swanky.

The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802. As part of the daily Free After 6pm* access to the Queen Mary, the admission to Local Band Hangout and Ships & Giggles Comedy Night are now free when entering the ship after 6:00pm.

There is complimentary self-parking with validation of a $20 purchase in the Observation Bar. Valet parking is available for $15 after 6 p.m. (up to 3 hours) with a $20 purchase and validation in the Observation Bar.

*Certain block out dates due apply.

More info: http://www.queenmary.com/events/ships-giggles-comedy-night/

 

 

 

Z: The Beginning Of Everything

Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING available to stream on Amazon Prime Video January 27th.

Celebrate in style Wednesday, Thursday or Friday as Amazon takes over several speakeasies in the New York and Los Angeles areas where they will be hosting free, open bars to the public.

Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Fitzgerald, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse, Allegiance), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years.

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Pour Vous (LA), No Vacancy (LA), Raines Law Room (NYC) and The Back Room (NYC) will all be taking part in the #ZTakeover January 25th, 26th and 27th. Not only will these venues be serving up prohibition era cocktails, they will also be decorated to the theme of the series with branded barware, 20’s jazz bands, bartenders in classic 20’s attire and tons of other early 20th century accents.

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Wednesday, Jan 25

No Vacancy (1727 N Hudson Ave)

8PM-11PM

Thursday, Jan 26:

Pour Vous (5574 Melrose Ave), 8-11PM

Friday, Jan 27:

Los Angeles:

No Vacancy (1727 N Hudson Ave), 8PM-11PM

 

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 May 2017

Here’s a peek at Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 for all of our Marvel fans. The 3D (and IMAX 3D) pic will be in theatres next Spring, so this will have to hold you over for now!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is in theaters May 5, 2017!

image001-3You can be part of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 conversation on your favorite social media channel, too:

Like GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on Facebook: http://www.wdsmediafile.com/marvel-studios/guardiansvol2/

Follow GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guardians

Follow Marvel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/guardiansofthegalaxy/

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is in theaters May 5, 2017!

Wife Appreciation Day!

Yeah, I never heard of it either!

The Tuck Room, Wife Appreciation Day

Thanks to a press release from The Tuck Room Tavern, I’m now in the know, and so are you. Just forward this article to your hubby and hope for the best. Or, if you really want to be appreciated forward AND make a reservation at The Tuck Room Tavern for this Sunday, September 18th between 4 and 11 pm. You could even write a note for your husband to read aloud at the table that says, “I appreciated my wife.” Just make sure he reads it while the waiter is within earshot and you’ll be treated to a signature dessert and a glass of perfectly chilled Prosecco. More details below.

The Tuck Room Tavern Celebrates National Wife Appreciation Day on September 18
with Four Simple Words. Whisper “I Appreciate my Wife” to your Server and receive a complimentary Prosecco and Dessert by Chef Sherry Yard.

The Tuck Room, Wife Appreciation DayThe Tuck Room Tavern is a jovial neighborhood dining + drinking den serving craveable American fare and a touch of whimsy under the culinary direction of SVP of Culinary Brand Development Chef Sherry Yard.

Happy wife, happy life—so the saying goes.

All couples visiting The Tuck Room Tavern on Sunday, September 18, can enjoy this offer with the mention of four simple words. Whether you shout it from the rooftops or whisper it into her ear, just be sure that your server hears you say the magic words: “I appreciate my wife.” Those lucky wives will receive a decadent raspberry soufflé made by Chef Sherry Yard and a glass of Prosecco to enjoy on the house. If you’re lucky, she might even share a bite.

  • *One dessert per table. Must have dinner reservation for a minimum of 2 people. Minimum purchase of 2 entrées.
  • Wives can be showered with adoration from 4-11 p.m. on Sunday, September 18
  • The Tuck Room Tavern Westwood: 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
  • (310) 307-7004

Hope to see you there being appreciated this weekend! Cheers 😉

The Tuck Room, Wife Appreciation Day

Sherry Yard’s The Tuck Room Tavern is now open in Westwood, California. Under the culinary direction of SVP of Culinary Brand Development and three-time James Beard Award winner chef Sherry Yard and Master Bartender and Advanced Sommelier Adam Seger, guests can enjoy an extensive menu and handcrafted cocktails that present a liquid love letter to Los Angeles. The Tuck Room Tavern is tucked away inside iPic Theaters, located at 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. For reservations visit, http://www.thetuckroom.com or call: (310) 307-7004.

 

 

Joy Giveaway

JOY

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See Jennifer Lawrence in her 2016 Best Actress Oscar® Winning role!

This is a great film for girls night in, mother/daughter movie night (just in time for Mother’s Day), or a date night away from the kids! I can’t wait to watch this inspirational film and am honored to share the empowering message of JOY with you! For an added dose of JOY, take a peek at the exclusive clip below featuring director, David O. Russell.

Not only did Jennifer Lawrence win the 2016 Best Actress Oscar® for her role in this film, but the cast includes heavy hitters Robert De Niro (fellow Oscar® Winner), Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen just to name a few of the actors adding their star power to this story of triumph. Here’s what director, David O. Russell has to say:

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.

Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Oscar® Winner Jennifer Lawrence * stars with fellow Oscar® Winner Robert De Niro, **, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

*Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress, JOY, 2016, 2012; Actress, Silver Linings Playbook.

**1980, Actor, Raging Bull; 1974, Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II.

Blu-ray Special Features

  • Joy, Strength and Perseverance
  • Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Times Talk with Maureen Dowd
  • Photo Gallery

JOY DVD, Blu-ray & Ultra HD

U.S. Rating PG-13 · Total Run Time: 124 minutes

Arriving on Digital HD April 8 and Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, DVD May 3, 2016

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Alvin And The Chipmunks

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RIDE ALONG WITH ALVIN, SIMON AND THEODORE

WHEN ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY ™ & DVD MARCH 15th

Everyone’s favorite singing pop stars, the Chipmunks, are back as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD March 15, 2016. As expected, this road trip adventure is full of hilarious antics that are “fun for the entire family!” (FOX TV).

Hit the road with your favorite fur balls in the funniest Alvin and the Chipmunks ever! Alvin, Simon and Theodore race to Miami on a wild road trip, but their jaunt soon takes a nutty detour, leading to hilarious hijinks and music-packed adventures across the country. The Ultimate Playlist is featured on both Blu-ray™ and DVD so you can MUNK OUT to all the top hits from all the Alvin & The Chipmunks movies!

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP Blu-ray™

MPAA Rating: PG · Genre: Comedy, Family · Total Run Time: 92 minutes

Blu-ray™ Special Features Include:

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Story So Far
  • Cue the Chipmunks: The Great Big Chipmunks Music Finale
  • Our Furry Planet
  • Alvinisms
  • WETA and the Chipmunks: Animators’ Reference Reel
  • Ultimate Playlist:
    • Music Machine
      • “Juicy Wiggle”
      • “South Side”
      • “Iko Iko”
      • “When the Saints Go Marching In/Uptown Funk”
      • “Home”
      • “Funkytown”
      • “I Love Rock N Roll”
      • “Get You Goin’”
      • “Hot N Cold”
      • “Real Wild Child”
      • “Born This Way/Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now/Firework”
    • Music Videos (with optional Sing-Along):
      • “Shake Your Groove Thing”
      • “Vacation”
      • “Bad Romance”
    • Lyric Videos:
      • “Juicy Wiggle”
      • “Uptown Munk”
      • “Wreck the Halls”
      • “Pizza Toots”
      • “I Want Chipmunks for Christmas (a.k.a. Pester Song)
  • Munk Rock
  • RedFoo “Squeaky Wiggle” Dance Instructional
  • After the Party: A Munkumentary

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The Peanuts Movie

DREAM BIG AND LAUGH ALONG WITH CHARLIE BROWN AND THE REST OF THE BELOVED PEANUTS GANG

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What could be better than Peanuts and popcorn? Fans of all ages will rejoice as everyone’s favorite eternal optimist, Charlie Brown, embarks on a heroic quest to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl – while his beagle pal Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. It’s the underdog story you’ve been waiting for!

Reconnect with Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang as you’ve never seen them before when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE arrives on Digital HD Feb. 12 and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ & DVD March 8, 2016.

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Fantastic Four Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

Fantastic Four Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

We are excited to offer this giveaway of Fantastic Four out on Blu-ray and DVD December 22h! The FANTASTIC FOUR make a triumphant return with MARVEL’s next generation of heroes — four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, their physical forms altered in shocking ways. Their lives changed forever, Reed Richards (“MR. FANTASTIC”), Sue Storm (“INVISIBLE WOMAN”), Johnny Storm (“THE HUMAN TORCH”) and Ben Grimm (“THE THING”) must harness their incredible new powers and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy, the infamous DR. DOOM.

Stars Miles Teller (Whiplash)!

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Scorch Trials Giveaway Blu-ray & DVD

Scorch Trials Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

We are excited to offer this giveaway of Maze Runner The Scorch Trials out on Blu-ray and DVD December 15th! The Maze was just the beginning. After the harrowing adventure of escaping the maze, the Gladers find themselves right in the center of an epic mystery in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS.  There’s more action, more excitement and more spectacular effects in this thrilling new chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga by James Dashner. 

Join us Saturday, December 12th at 5 pm PST for a live screening party on Twitter as we celebrate the upcoming DVD release with author James Dashner. We’ve laid in our extreme snacks including Zombie Jerky, Gushers and Hot Cheetos for a smoking’ hot time on a cold winter’s night. Light a fire of your own and Tweet along with us!

They may have escaped from the Maze, but Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers now face a greater challenge: searching for clues about the secret organization known as WCKD. Their journey leads them to the Scorch, a desolate wasteland filled with unimaginable dangers.  The mystery deepens at every turn as the Gladers work together to discover their purpose and battle to survive in this must-see, electrifying adventure!

Real Gladers are in line for the greatest of presents this winter, as the MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Ultimate Fan Edition on Blu-ray includes an exclusive, 24-page printed comic-book with two new prequel stories from BOOM! Comics.  In addition, two hours of thrilling bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes will take fans further behind-the-scenes of the suspense and action-packed journey through the Scorch and more!

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Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway

May the best elf win as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios announces an outrageous holiday adventure when Santa’s Little Helper arrives on DVD and Digital HD tomorrow – Tuesday, November 17th!

We’ve got a copy for one lucky giveaway winner, too! Click the Rafflecopter giveaway link below:

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Priced at $22.98, you can purchase the DVD right now using our Amazon.com Affiliate link from $12.99. Rated PG, this holiday romp runs 91 minutes.

 

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