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‘Unbroken’ is a True Gift This Christmas

posted by Corine Gatti

After 57 years of being hung up, now a war hero’s story is on the big screen. Unbroken, a true story based on U.S. POW and 1936 Olympic runner Louie Zamperini will be released on Christmas Day. The timing could not be more perfect said director and producer Angelina Jolie, who was emotionally engaged with Louie’s story after reading Laura Hillenbrand book of the same name.

“I was half way through his book, and I felt inspired, and on fire, and feeling better,” said Jolie. “I realized if this was having this effect on me, and I know it had this effect on so many other people– isn’t this what we needed to put forward into the world at this time? I believe it is…”

Unbroken-Stills-2014-WallpapersThe movie will follow the terror of  drifting in the open Pacific for 47 days, the horrors of being a prisoner-of-war, and the conclusion of the war.

Zamperini enlisted in the Army Air Force before Pearl Harbor. He was on a rescue mission in the Pacific when the plane crashed into the ocean killing eight of 11 men on board. The Japanese navy “rescued,” and sent them Louie and Phil to camp, where they were tortured for over a year.  Mac would die of dehydration.

Universal acquired the rights Devil at My Heels in 1957 based on Zamperini’s experiences, but it was shelved because Tony Curtis went on to star in Spartacus.

Now is the time said Jolie, who has the support of Zamperini’s two children Cissy and Luke.

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Unbroken releases on Christmas Day. Go to for more insight into this gripping film.

Plus, if you leave a comment below you could win a family pack of light weight fleece lined running jackets. A perfect gift for the holidays!  Comment below now.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stars in Inspirational Show, ‘Wake Up Call’

posted by Genice Phillips

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Wake Up Call,” a new reality series coming to TNT, is about inspiration and transformation. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson uses his personal story of triumph and determination to help everyday people, who are facing enormous challenges in their lives.

The Rock, known for his distinguished wrestling career and movie roles, gives back to communities and businesses that are struggling to survive.

Watch him help out Alyssa, a high school dropout looking to turn her life around, or the Tedesco family, who are nearing financial ruin from their failing pizzeria.

Each segment on “Wake Up Call” will be a journey for Rock and his team. With early wake-up calls, emotional reunions and near-impossible goals, everyone who comes in contact with Rock’s electric sense of personal motivation will grow from it, finding inner strength and heart.

Each episode will feature one of Rock’s celebrity friends as a special guest mentor, including UFC President Dana White, Chef Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity stylist and host Jeannie Mai, as well as rapper/producer Juicy J.

“Wake Up Call” premieres Friday, December 12 at 9pmET/8pmC.

Watch the trailer here and get more details on Facebook.

Watch an Exclusive Clip from Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

posted by lwhite

Check out a sneak peak of Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ coming to theaters December 12. The Biblically-inspired epic is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt led by Moses, of Israelite heritage and the obstacles he faces on his journey to freeing his enslaved people.

Also, in preparation of the film’s release, 20th Century Fox is launching a new website, Share Exodus, which features exclusive images and clips from the movie, along with behind-the-scenes production videos, including an interview with director Ridley Scott who discusses his attraction to the story of Moses, creating the world of the narrative and much more. Visit for exclusive images and clips. For more from the film, visit

NBC to Showcase Peter Pan Live Dec 4th

posted by Angela Guzman

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After the success with The Sound of Music Live on NBC in 2013, reigning in over 18 million viewers, the network has decided to wow viewers again with Peter Pan Live, December 4 at 8 p.m.

Craig Zadan and Neil Mero are the executive producers and are expected to put on a great performance. The cast lineup is Allison Williams, Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara, Minnie Driver and Christopher Walken. The three hour production will re-tell the classic story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland.

There will be some changes for the live edition, including the addition of new songs – “Never Never Land”, “Vengeance”, “Only Pretend” and a highly anticipated Peter and Hook duet “A Wonderful World Without Peter” adapted from “Something’s Always Happening On The River” from the Styne-Comden-Green musical Say, Darling.

For more details on the performance click here to get cast and production information.

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