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Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws

First Man

Amblin Entertainment, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and Perfect World Pictures present 141 minute, PG-13, Biography, Drama, History film, directed by Damien Chazelle, screenplay by Josh Singer and based on the book by James R. Hansen with a theatre release date of October12, 2018.

 

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THEATERS NATIONWIDE

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018

WHAT:                                 To commemorate NASA’s 60th anniversary on Monday, October 1, 2018, Universal Pictures is treating audiences to free early screenings of FIRST MAN  the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for the film.

WHO:                                   You, the fans!  

WHERE:                               Markets that will host the special FIRST MAN screenings on October 1 include Phoenix, AZ; Orange County, CA; Palm Desert, CA; Riverside, CA; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Simi Valley, CA; Ventura County, CA; Denver, CO; Hartford, CT; Washington, D.C.; Ft. Myers, FL; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; Tampa, FL; West Palm Beach, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Detroit, MI; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque, NM; Buffalo, NY; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Cleveland, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Oklahoma City, OK; Toronto, ON; Portland, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburg, PA; Nashville, TN; Austin TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Norfolk, VA; Seattle, WA; and Milwaukee, WI.

For more information and a list of theaters offering the special screenings, please visit Universal Screenings

WHEN:                 Monday, October 1, 2018

                                   

FIRST MAN arrives in theaters nationwide on October 12, 2018. 

Talkin' Pets News

May 5, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Maria Ryan

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, host on Nat Geo Wild, will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/518 at 5pm ET live from the Alps to discuss Fierce Mom's for Mother's Day Marathon

Brandi Hunter, VP of Public Relations and Communications for the AKC will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/5/18 at 630pm ET to discuss AKC® HUMANE FUND CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY

Coralie Matayoshi, Senior Red Cross Executive in Hawaii will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 5/518 at 720pm ET to dicuss the current volcanic conditions and the rescue and evacuation of people and their pets into local shelters

Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws

Hidden Figures

20th Century Fox, Levantine Films, Fox 2000 Pictures and Chernin Entertainment present a 122 minute, PG, Drama, directed by Theodore Melfi, screenplay by Melfi and Allison Schroeder, a true story based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly with a theater release date of January 6, 2017.

20th Century Fox, TSG Entertainment, Genre Films, International Traders and Mid Atlantic Films present a PG-13, 141 minute, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, directed by Ridley Scott, book by Andy Weir and screenplay by Drew Goddard with a theater release date of October 2, 2015.

Nov. 8, 2012 , Los Angeles - NASA call to animal researchers condemned by animal protection group

Taking one giant leap backwards, NASA has called on researchers to submit funding applications for projects which may involve the use of primates, dogs, cats and other animals, provoking condemnation from Animal Defenders International (ADI).

The purpose of the research is to study how the environment in space affects biological processes, enabling NASA to develop “a safe, productive human presence in space for extended periods”.

Two years ago, following a concerted campaign by ADI and other groups, NASA cancelled a research program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory which would have involved the irradiation of 36 squirrel monkeys.

As part of the campaign, ADI distributed a DVD entitled ‘Space Experiments on Monkeys – One Giant Leap Backwards’ to Members of Congress which:

· Revealed the horrific nature of the monkey experiments

· Outlined how the tests were scientifically flawed

· Included quotes from: the European Space Agency; Cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev, who set a world record for time in space; Jim Bates, NASA retired, formerly Co-Chairman of the JSC Space Radiation Environment Group; and ex-ESA astronaut and former MEP, Umberto Guidoni

· Included an extensive interview with aerospace engineer April Evans, who worked as aspace architect on the International Space Station andresigned in protest over the tests.

ADI President Jan Creamer: “Animal Defenders International is horrified at the thought that NASA may recommence their research on primates who, alongside any other animals used, would needlessly suffer for this project. We call on NASA to do the right thing, scientifically and ethically, and ensure that NO animals are used.”

In their research guidelines, NASA state “If procedures (e.g., pharmacological or surgical) might lead to severe discomfort, distress, pain or injury, indicators for humane endpoints and euthanasia (e.g., severe infection, respiratory distress, failure to eat, tumor size) should be described.” identifying the potential for severe animal suffering to occur.

Calls for research proposals for the project opened on September 30th and the deadline for submissions was October 31st. The selection of proposals is expected to be announced on April 30th, 2013.

Research Opportunities in Space Biology

Documents concerning NASA’s call for research proposals can be viewed athttp://bit.ly/RziHDR

Space Experiments on Monkeys – One Giant Leap Backwards

The video produced by ADI for the campaign against Brookhaven National Laboratory can be viewed athttp://bit.ly/RvSutn

Animal Defenders International
With offices in Los Angeles, London and Bogota, ADI campaigns across the globe on animals in entertainment, providing technical advice to governments, securing progressive animal protection legislation, drafting regulations and rescuing animals in distress. ADI has a worldwide reputation for providing video and photographic evidence exposing the behind-the-scenes suffering in industry and supporting this evidence with scientific research on captive wildlife and transport. ADI rescues animals all over the world, educates the public on animals and environmental issues.
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