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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 00:00

Midsommar

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

Midsommar

A24, B-Reel Films and Parts and Labor present an R rated, 140 minute, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, directed and written by Ari Aster with a theater release date of July 3, 2019.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 00:00

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios and Pascal Pictures present a PG-13, 129 minute, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi film directed by Jon Watts and based on the Marvel comic book by Steve Ditko and Stan Lee with a theater release date of July 2, 2019.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:00

Annabelle Comes Home

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Annabelle Comes Home

Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Atomic Monster and RatPac-Dune Entertainment present an R rated, 106 minute, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, directed and written by Gary Dauberman, story by James Wan with a theater release date of June 26, 2019.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:00

Yesterday

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

Yesterday

Universal Pictures, Etalon Film, Working Title Films and Perfect World present a PG-13, 116 minute, Comedy, Fantasy, Music film directed by Danny Boyle, screenplay by Richard Curtis and story by Jack Barth with a theater release date of June 28, 2019.

Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

June 22, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestrial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Zach Budin

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Author Stephen Nash, "Grand Canyon For Sale" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/22/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away his new book

Thursday, 20 June 2019 00:00

Toy Story 4

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Toy Story 4

Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios present a G rated 100 minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy with a touch of Romance film, directed by Josh Cooley, original story by John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton with a theater release date of June 21, 2019.

Stephen Nash is the author of GRAND CANYON FOR SALE: Public Lands versus Private Interest in the Era of Climate Change (University of California Press; Sept 2017) Nash has written for The New York Times about national parks and public lands here, here,here,here and here. He is the author of  Grand Canyon for Sale: Public Lands Versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change, published by the University of California Press, as well as three other books on science and policy.

He has reported on science and the environment for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, BioScience, The Scientist, National Parks and The Progressive.

Prior books have won the American Institute of Physics first prize for science writing, and the Southern Environmental Law Center's first prize for books about southern environmental issues.

He is a visiting senior research scholar at the University of Richmond, where he has taught in the journalism and environmental studies programs since 1980.

Grand Canyon National Park's Centennial is February 2019!

GRAND CANYON FOR SALE

Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change

by STEPHEN NASH

“The Trump administration is proclaiming that not only the Grand Canyon but our entire public land heritage may soon be up for sale. I hope this excellent book will awaken all Americans to an unprecedented threat to our parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges, and ocean sanctuaries.”

              Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior, former governor of Arizona

"...humorous, despite the book’s serious subject matter...describes how efforts to protect U.S. parks have been thwarted by organizations with deep pockets and by the politicians that are responsive to their pleas."                                                                                                                                                                       Review, the journal Science

"...a nuanced, comprehensive, surprisingly up-to-date review of the threats...to national parks, forests, deserts and wildlife refuges...direct, captivating stories..."

Review, Nature -- The International Science Journal

"In the new book Grand Canyon for Sale, the veteran science journalist Stephen Nash explores decades of twisted incentives, rotten politics, and feckless regulators endangering some 28 percent of the national soil. Topped off with climate change and President Trump, “we’re on the precipice, both politically and biologically,” he writes...elegant, readable...                                                     

Review, Sierra magazine

February 26, 2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of Grand Canyon National Park by President Woodrow Wilson and an eager-and-willing U.S. Congress. 

In anticipation of this momentous occasion, and to promote public discussion of its urgent significance, author Stephen Nash and the University of California Press released the recent book,  Grand Canyon For Sale: Public Lands versus Private Interests in the Era of Climate Change  (University of California Press: Sept 2017), an investigation by Nash of the precarious future of America’s public lands.  He highlights America’s national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, monuments, and wildernesses and the tens of billions of dollars in potential economic losses if we fail to keep our national promise -- made when the whole park system was created -- to “conserve their scenery and natural and historic objects and wildlife.” The Grand Canyon alone saw six million visitors last year. The whole national park system was visited an astonishing 300 million times.

Taking the Grand Canyon as his key example, and using on-the-ground reporting as well as scientific research, Nash shows how industrial exploitation and accelerating climate change will dislocate wildlife populations and vegetation across hundreds of thousands of square miles of publicly owned national landscape, threatening their survival

 

Brachycephalic breeds are getting more and more popularity these days and you probably think they are cute too. These breeds include the Pekinese, Pug, French Bulldog, Shih Tzu, Boston Terrier and more. It is important for people and future owners to know that behind that cute and irresistible look, these dogs have quite few health problems.


The reason for the health problems

If you look closely at the anatomy of their head, you will notice they have flat face and their skull is wide. This seems like their skull has been compressed and even in some dogs the nose can be unapparent.

This confrontation can cause problems in three main systems: the respiratory system, the skin and the eyes.

The most noticeable problem for these dogs is the breathing. Have you ever noticed how a pug breathes? Or more accurate, how they fight for a breath sometimes? Have you ever heard them snoring and thought it was so adorable? Well, for them personally it isn’t. It is like you having stuck nose and having difficult time breathing.

BUAOS - Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome

The name of the respiratory disorders in brachycephalic dogs is Brachycephalic Upper Airway Obstructive Syndrome. What actually happened is that the skull and the space inside the skull got smaller, however the soft tissues, most importantly the soft palate, the tongue remained the same size. This is what causes the breathing problems in brachycephalic breeds.

Problems of the skin

You have probably noticed by now that these breeds have folded skin on their faces. These folds are the best place for yeasts and bacteria to grow and you guessed it- they cause infections and skin inflammations. The folds are formed because of the excessive skin covering the face.

Problems of the eyes

It is well known that brachycephalic breeds are more prone to eye problems than other dogs, just because of their skull anatomy. Their eyeballs protrude significantly, compared to other breeds, and this is because their eye sockets are too shallow. This results in more frequent eye traumas, dry eyes, ulcers.

Brachycephalic dogs have a very nice character and they are amazing pets; however, we can’t disregard their health and what is best for their well-being. If you are planning to become a pet owner of any of these breeds it is very important to know about their health and what owning a brachycephalic dog means. If you would like to learn more about these dogs, you can continue reading about “Problems associated with Brachycephalic Dogs”.

Saturday, 15 June 2019 00:00

Talkin' Pets News

Talkin' Pets News

June 15, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Suzanne Topor - Livingston Animal & Avian Hospital

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Kac Young author of The One Minute Cat Manager – Sixty Seconds to feline Shangri-La will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 6/15/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her new book

From Disney and Visionary Director Tim Burton

A Disney Legend for a New Generation Comes Home

On Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and Movies Anywhere June 25

Extras explore how one of cinema’s most imaginative filmmakers and an award-winning cast and crew collaborated with Disney to bring to life this beloved classic for the entire family

BURBANK, Calif. (May 29, 2019) — “Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers.

Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.

Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES – A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • Backstage
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND:Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”Visual video performed by Arcade Fire
  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene – The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film. Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs:                       4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Digital UHD, HD, SD; Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code); DVD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time:                             Approximately 111 minutes

Rating:                                       US: Rated PG; CE/CF: Rated G (Bonus material not rated)

Aspect Ratio:                                                         1.85:1

Audio:                                         4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio; Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Language Tracks

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms); English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

HD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

SD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

Languages/Subtitles:                       4K Ultra HD: English SDH, French and Spanish

Blu-ray: English SDH, French and Spanish

DVD: English SDH, French and Spanish

Digital: English SDH, French and Spanish

Closed Captions:                                 English (DVD and Digital)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook:                                                                                Facebook.com/DisneyDumbo

Website:                                                                    Movies.Disney.com/dumbo-2019

Twitter:                                                                     Twitter.com/Dumbo

Instagram:                                                               Instagram.com/Dumbo

“DUMBO” CAST AND CREW:

The film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”) as war-veteran turned elephant-keeper Holt Farrier, Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”) as opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”) as circus owner Max Medici, and BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) as stunning aerialist Colette Marchant. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins make their feature film debuts as Holt’s children, Milly and Joe.

The cast also includes Alan Arkin as powerful banker J. Griffin Remington, Roshan Seth as snake charmer Pramesh Singh, DeObia Oparei as strongman Rongo the Strongo, Joseph Gatt as a hunter named Neils Skellig, and Sharon Rooney as circus mermaid Miss Atlantis.

The creative team includes BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), and BAFTA Award-winning makeup designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“The Ring,” “Ghost in the Shell”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE:

Movies Anywheresimplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are iTunes. Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices; and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

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©2019 Disney

*Bonus features may vary by retailer

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