Talkin' Pets News
December 7, 2019
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Maria Ryan - DogGone Positive
Producer - Lexi Lapp
Network Producer - Darien Sims
Social Media - Bob Page
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
A24 presents an R rated, 135 minutes, Drama, Romance film directed and written by Trey Edward Shults with a theater release date of November 15, 2019.
HOW TO TEACH PHILOSOPHY TO YOUR DOG
Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realizes it’s high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog.
Taking his lead from Monty’s canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument?
How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog (Pegasus Books; 2/4/2020) is an introduction to the big questions in philosophy. In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who―if anyone―has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one’s life.
About the Author:Anthony McGowan has a BA, MPhil, and PhD in philosophy, and has lectured widely on philosophy and creative writing. He is one of the funniest writers around. As an author for children and young adults he’s won many awards, while The Art of Failing, a hilarious account of his life as a writer, was named an Observer Book of the Year. He lives in North London with his wife and two children.
“A charming, informative, unique introduction to Western philosophy.”
“Essential reading on both the meaning of dogs and the meaning of life.”
“McGowan playfully explores philosophy in this amusing collection of imaginary dialogues conducted with his Maltese terrier, Monty. Readers who have never roamed the paths of philosophy before, or who could use a return trip, will appreciate this enjoyable tour from a friendly guide and his loyal companion.”
“Filled with sparkling insights, a joy from start to finish. In turns witty, brilliant and irreverent, McGowan explains nothing less than the meaning of life – to his dog. If only we were all as lucky as Monty to go for long walks with the author.”
—Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
Talkin' Pets News
November 30, 2019
Host - Jon Patch
Co-Host - Karen Vance - Dog Trainer
Producer - Daisey Charlotte
Network Producer - Quin McCarthy
Social Media - Bob Page
Special Guests - Lise Hansen author of "The Complete Book of Cat & Dog Health" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/30/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book
Jerry Grymek - Doggie Concierge - Hotel Penn NYC - Joining Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss February's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and Hotel Penn being the host hotel
Anthony Ferraro - Sales Director - Ecoclean Solutions Inc. at 720pm ET to discuss and give away Green Gobbler Pet Safe Ice Melt
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 1.5 out of 4 paws
Queen & Slim
Universal Pictures, Bron Studios, 3Blackdot, Creative Wealth Media Finance, De La Revolution Films, Hillman Grad and Makeready present an R rated, 132 minute, Drama, directed Melina Matsoukas, screenplay by Lena Waithe and story by James Frey with a theater release date of November 27, 2019.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws
Universal Pictures, Amblin Partners, DreamWorks, Neal Street Productions and New Republic Pictures present an R rated, 110 minute, Drama, War film directed by Sam Mendes, written by Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns with a theater release of December 25, 2019.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Lionsgate, Media Rights Capital and T Street present a PG-13, 130 minute, Comedy, Crime, Drama, directed and written by Rian Johnson with a theater release date of November 27, 2019.
Lise Hansen author of "The Complete Book of Cat & Dog Health" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/30/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book
A complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care, such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments. The first part of the book describes the main lifestyle choices every dog and cat owner makes, whether or not they are aware of them: settling in a new puppy or kitten, vaccination, neutering, diet, finding the right veterinarian, and caring for the aging animal. The second part describes the main holistic modalities and their relevance when animals become sick. What they are, how they work, when they are useful, and how to find a practitioner. Also includes chapters on osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach's flower remedies, and herbal medicine. The third part of the book discusses a range of common health problems in dogs and cats, both from a conventional veterinary point of view and from an holistic perspective, and aims to help the owner understand the condition they are facing, as well as providing tips on how to supplement their veterinarian's advice and treatment.
ATLANTA (Nov. 08, 2019) - NBCUniversal and Ideas United have partnered to produce a video submission contest targeting emerging filmmakers to promote Universal Pictures’ thrilling new epic, 1917, from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes. Set at the height of World War I, the film follows two British soldiers, in real time, on a seemingly impossible mission, in a race against the clock, to deliver a critical message to the frontlines. Inspired by the style of the movie, filmmakers are challenged to submit a two-minute video filmed in one continuous shot, focused on the theme of delivering an urgent message.
“Ideas United has the unique opportunity to tap into a global network of talented filmmakers and creative thinkers,” said David Roemer, co-founder and CEO, Ideas United. “By partnering with Universal Pictures, we are able to challenge the next generation of creators with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will help them showcase their talents and give them a chance to meet some of the filmmakers and cast of 1917.”
Ideas United will manage the open call for emerging storytellers through its Campus Movie Fest participants and its global network of filmmakers, producers, and writers. To be considered, each participant must be 18 years or older and a U.S. resident. Contestants will have until December 2, 2019, to upload their two-minute video to Instagram, Facebook or YouTube using the hashtag, “#1917oneshotchallenge” and then upload the public link to 1917oneshotchallenge.com .
Ideas United will narrow submissions to the finalists, and 1917 filmmakers will select the ultimate winner. The winner and a guest will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 1917 premiere on December 18, 2019.
For more information and official rules, visit 1917oneshotchallenge.com .
Sam Mendes , the Oscar ® - winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty , brings his singular vision to his thrilling new epic, 1917.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield ( Captain Fantastic ’s George MacKay) and Blake ( Game of Thrones ’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road ; executive producer, AwayWeGo) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; BlackSwan).
The film is produced by Neal Street Productions for DreamWorks Pictures in association with New Republic Pictures. Universal Pictures will release the film domestically in limited release on December 25, 2019 and wide on January 10, 2020. Universal and Amblin Partners will distribute the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the U.K.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Ideas United
Ideas United is a creative studio changing the way stories are told. Its in-house team works alongside its global talent network to shape experiences, rethink conventions, and speak to new audiences across four key categories: students, brands, universities & nonprofits, and originals. Founded in 2001, Ideas United has created a more progressive model to tell stories built on partnerships and diverse perspectives. Learn more at ideasunited.com