Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws
STX Entertainment, Gloria Sanchez Productions and STX Films present an R rated, 109 minute, Comedy, Crime, Drama, inspired by a true story and directed and written by Lorene Scafaria and from the magazine article by Jessica Pressler with a theater release of September 13, 2019.
With the Dog Days of Summer near, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania
Offers Early Booking Special as it ‘Paw’pares for the 2019 Westminster Dog Show
October 2018. (New York City, NY)—Recognized as the host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show,New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is off and running as they begin planning for another successful year of hosting all canine hopefuls taking part in the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show taking place on February 11th and 12th, 2019. As a Westminster Gold Star Partner, the World’s Most ‘Pup-ular’ Hotel will once again be offering exclusive services and amenities that make it the ‘Top Dog’ of hotels.
To help dog show competitors get a jump on bookings, the Hotel is offering a limited time ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Offer – guests that book by July 31st for next years Dog Show dates can save up to 50% off (non-refundable, non-cancellable, advance purchase required). This exclusive Dog Show special can be booked through hotelpenn.com.
The Groups, Junior Showmanship Finals and important Best In Show will be held at Madison Square Garden, directly across the street from Hotel Pennsylvania. Only the Breed judging and benching will take place at Piers 92/94. The Westminster Kennel Club has arranged exclusive shuttle buses to transport exhibitors, guests and spectators directly from Hotel Pennsylvania to Piers 92/94 throughout each day – visit www.hotelpenn.com for details.
“It’s never too early to get ready for the Westminster Dog Show, and we look forward to welcoming all Westminster VIP’s (Very Important Pooches) to New York,” said Gene Nicotra, General Manager/All Dogs’ Best Friend at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania. “Our ‘paw’fect location and exclusive ‘paw’menities are a treat for Westminster hopefuls and fans alike.”
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is the only hotel for Westminster competitors and they know it. From hosting ‘pup’tual Westminster wedding ceremonies to the annual star-studded Pet Fashion Show, the ‘Five-Paw’ hotel always goes the extra mile. To prepare for this special event, the hotel is setting up a variety of exclusive onsite events and amenities to coincide with the Show exclusively for guests, including:
- The exclusive Room To Groom S’paw’, the largest in-door doggie spa in all of New York, which offers canines everything they need to get ready for the Show: bathing tubs, dog grooming area, exercise/fitness area, and an in-house relieving area.
- Direct shuttle bus service exclusively for Dog Show exhibitors and spectators from the Hotel to Piers 92/94 each day (courtesy of Westminster).
- A welcome package and treats for Westminster guests.
- Exclusive Progressive Dog Club events.
- The 2019 New York Pet Fashion Show.
- A live three-hour radio broadcast of Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch.
- Our exclusive on-site Doggie Concierge will be attending to all canine requirements (such as ‘pup’arazzi interviews and hotel tours).
…and so much more! Visit www.hotelpenn.com for full details.
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania is offering unbeatable room rates and packages for Westminster guests. Guests that book a 2019 WKC Dog Show stay in advance will enjoy savings of up to 50% off plus perks for their dog. Regular Dog Show rates start at $149 (non-refundable) for two adults and up to 4 dogs (includes potty area access) and $129 without pets (non-refundable). To stay at the host hotel where all the Westminster Dog Show action happens, contact 212-736-5000 (locally), 800-223-8585 (toll-free) or visit www.hotelpenn.com today.
Westminster is the oldest, continuous sporting event in America, with the exception of the Kentucky Derby. The Dog Show is the most prestigious of National Dog Shows and has been held every year despite power shortages, hazardous weather conditions, economic depressions and World Wars.
About New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania
Since 1919, New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania has been host to millions of visitors to Manhattan, more than any other hotel in the world. The hotel is one of only two hotels in Manhattan to earn the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, which exemplifies superior energy performance and efficiency. With 1,700 rooms and over 90,000 square feet of function and adjacent exhibit space, the hotel’s location on 7th Avenue at 33rd Street is conveniently located to the Midtown business district and within walking distance to many of Manhattan’s famed tourist attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District and the Empire State Building. Directly across from Penn Station and with most major subway lines within one block makes getting to and around Manhattan exceptionally easy. Reservations can be made on-line at www.hotelpenn.com or by calling 212-736-5000 or toll-free at 800-223-8585. The World’s Most Popular Hotel is a registered trademark of New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania.
Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
I Feel Pretty
STX Films, Voltage Pictures, Huayi Brothers Pictures and Wonderland Sound and Vision present a PG-13, 110 minute, Comedy, directed and written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein with a theatre release date of April 20, 2018.
Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Bleecker Street Media, Mazur / Kaplan Company, The Mob Film Company, Parallel Films and Rhombus Media present a PG, 104 minute, Biography, Comedy, Drama, directed by Bharat Nalluri, written by Susan Coyne and book by Les Standiford with a theatre release date of November 22, 2017.
Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out 4 paws
The Glass Castle
Lionsgate and Netter Productions present a PG-13, 127 minute, based on a true story, Biography, Drama, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, written by Cretton and Andrew Lanham with a theater release date of August 11, 2017.
New York, NY, USA, August 3, 2017—Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts.
The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other decorative items, representative of approximately 100 elephants being killed, were crushed in Central Park while the public gathered to watch, sending a clear message that the state will not tolerate wildlife crime that threatens to wipe out Africa’s dwindling elephant population.
"The State of New York is showing today that they are standing by their commitment to save elephants,” said Jeff Flocken, International Fund for Animal Welfare, North American Regional Director said. “The killing won't stop until the demand for ivory ends, and today's crush sends a statement that New York and all the partners gathered here are working to make the end of ivory markets a reality. Ivory belongs on elephants. Period."
New York was the first, of now seven, states to pass state legislation ending the sale of ivory. Since state legislation was passed, NYDEC enforcement efforts have led to a dramatic reduction in illegal ivory sales – going from being the leading US ivory market to the third.
"These actions make it clear that in New York, we condemn the depraved, violent and illegal industry that is ivory sales," Governor Cuomo said."The ivory crush along with our vigilant enforcement efforts take us one step closer to ending this senseless slaughtering of animals - I urge other leaders across the nation and across the globe to join us is working to protect these magnificent threatened species for generations to come."
It is also clear that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel the same way in opposing ivory sales. Recent polling by IFAW found that nearly 80% of Americans support prohibiting ivory sales in the U.S.
The crush comes as federal and state initiatives are underway to curtail the ivory and other wildlife trade in the U.S. IFAW has played a critical role in passing bans in the top three states for illegal wildlife trade – New York, California and Hawaii – in addition to New Jersey, Washington, Oregon and Nevada and continues to forge ahead fighting for stronger protections for wildlife everywhere.
About IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit www.ifaw.org. Follow us on social @action4ifaw and Facebook/IFAW.
Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
The Fate of the Furious
Universal Pictures, One Race Films and Original Film present a PG-13, 136 minute, Action, Crime, Thriller, directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Chris Morgan and based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson with a theater release date of April 14, 2017.
Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 paws out of 4
John Wick: Chapter 2
Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, Thunder Road Pictures and 87Eleven present an R rated, 122 minute, Action, Crime, Thriller, directed by Chad Stahelski, written and based on the character by Derek Kolstad with a theater release date of February 10, 2017.