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The Pulse of Entertainment - October 10, 2014

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Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day makes bad days fun, stars Jennifer Garner-Afflect and Steve Carell

"Alex is quit relatable," said Ed Oxenbould who plays Alexander in Disney's presentation of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day that stars SAG Award nominated Jennifer Garner-Affleck (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) and Golden Globe winner Steve Carell (Get Smart). "Other kids can relate to him."

Alex is a high school aged typical boy who seems to always have a bad day, so much so it goes unnoticed by this family. Jennifer is Kelly Cooper the very busy career mother who works for a book publishing company, and Steve ("The Office") is Ben Cooper an out of work/but looking father. It is Alexander's birthday and he makes a wish that his family - which also includes the very handsome brother Anthony Cooper played by Dylan Minnette ("Scandal"), and aspiring actress/singer sister Emily Cooper played by Kerris Dorsey (Money Ball) - would experience a bad day too.

So everyone, except Alexander, is having a bad day on his birthday, but as Ed said the characters are all so relatable they make bad days fun. At the end of the day everything works out as things do.

The comedic film is based on the 1972 classic children's book by Judith Viorst of the same name. The Cooper family also includes adorable baby Trevor played by twins Elise and Zoey Vagas. Out of work Ben Cooper has the duty of babysitting baby Trevor. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is full of laughs for the whole family.

Miguel Arteta directed the Rated PG film. The screenplay was written by Rob Lieber, and it was produced by Dan Levine, Lisa Henson and Shawn Levy.

Universal Pictures' Dracula Untold puts the human twist on an epic tale, in theaters December 10, 2014
DraculaUntold2.jpgMatt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, screenwriters, put the human twist on an epic tale of the vampire in Universal Pictures' action/horror film Dracula Untold. The Rated PG-13 fantasy film is based on Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dracula Untold stars Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) as Vlad III the Impaler aka Count Dracula, and Sarah Gadon as his wife.
The film draws you in as it focuses on the struggles of a caring, but ruthless, king as he rules his kingdom. This storyline brings in the human side where you see his love and devotion for his family, and what lengths he would go to protect them.

Vlad III was faced with giving away 1,000 young boys from his kingdom for the emperor's army, or dying to protect them. He decided to use an ancient power from a cursed vampire so he could destroy the emperor's arm, but there was a catch.

Also starring in Dracula Untold are Dominic Cooper, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson, and Samantha Barks. It is directed by Gary Shore and produced by Michael De Luca. The Legendary Pictures, Relativity Media, Michael De Luca Production arrives in theaters October 10, 2014.

You can log onto www.DraculaUntold.com for more information.

Jazz keyboardist Patrick Bradley releases ‘Can You Hear Me" featuring Dave Koz and Rick Braun
PatrickBradley.jpg"This one was inspired by a need to write music," said Contemporary Jazz Fusion keyboardist Patrick Bradley about his new album release, "Can You Hear Me," that features saxophonist Dave Koz, trumpeter Rick Braun and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. "It all unfolded. I wanted to have a song for my mother...she passed away in 2008. It was some heavy stuff going on. ‘Can You Hear Me' ended up the single."

The "Can You Hear Me" album is produced by Jeff Lorber. My favorite cuts on the album include the title track because that horn support is a perfect blend to Bradley's keys; "All In" because I love the excellent Smooth Jazz feel to it; "For Her" for its funky Jazz style, and I love the lead guitar support; "Shoreline" for Patrick's skills on the keys; "Voyage" has that Latin feel I love, and the horn support was amazing; "Catalan" also had a funky Jazz feel because of the way he played, and "Sierra" is a nice number with a futuristic sound to it.

You can learn more about Patrick Bradley and his new album "Can You Hear It" by logging onto www.PatrickBradleyMusic.com.  

(Syndicated Columnist: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations/Business consult at Freelance Associates, and Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. Her Event: "Uplifting Minds II" free entertainment conference arrives in Hollywood, CA Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Celebrity Center with appearances by EURweb.com publisher Lee Bailey, actress Ellia English (Disney's "Good Luck Charlie"), singer/songwriter Gramma Funk ("I See You Baby"), and celebrity photographer Koi Sojer. ULMII comes back to Baltimore Sat. April 18, 2015 at Security Square Mall. www.UpliftingMinds2.com, www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.)

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