Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Pixels Makes 80’s Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Pixels Makes 80's Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

I had so much fun in New York last week.  One of the reasons it was such a fun trip is because I got to see Pixels with my best friend while I was there!  If you lived through the 80’s, you are going to have so much fun watching Pixels!  I can’t wait to take my kids to see it too.  Did I tell you that Adam Sandler and Kevin James star in it?  It was a lot of fun.  From the arcade scenes to the old-school gaming references, it was a fun ride through 80’s nostalgia.

Pixels Makes 80's Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

Well, there is this one scene, where Pac-Man is eating New York City, but it’s kinda cute.  Cute?  Yes, there are cute moments with this guy.  Even the sound of “woka, woka, woka” from Pac-Man as he’s eating his way through the sky scrapers in New York city made me giggle.  I was literally laughing out loud at the relationship between Adam Sandler and Kevin James as they were trying to rescue mankind from this giant, real-world video game!

Pixels Makes 80's Gamers Look Cool #PixelsMovie

So, there is this battle to save the world from Pac-Man, Centipede, then eventually, every arcade game from the 80’s.  Of course there’s a love story there.  I’m not going to tell you who the love story is between, but this could really go any direction ya know?!  Reminiscing about this movie has me wanting to take the kids to see it today!  Maybe I’ll go wake them up, the first showing is at 11:00!  Hey, take your kids too.  You’ll be happy you did :D

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Pixels story:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

I know y’all will find this hard to believe, but I had REALLY BIG hair back in the 80’s :D  My big hair followed me into the 90’s and occasionally, I still get a little *large* with my hair from time to time.  If you are too young to remember how amazingly strange the 80’s were or if you just need a little nudge tapping into that nostalgic feeling of years go by, have no fear; Pixels has you covered!  Am I the only one who thinks the 80’s were like 10 years ago?  Seriously, it doesn’t seem THAT long ago.  Kids these days act like the 80’s were over 30 years ago, geesh!

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

When Max Headroom popped up in Pixels, I was the only one around my area who remembered his name right away!  Maybe I did watch a little bit too much MTV growing up.  Afterall, I do remember when MTV meant Music TeleVision LOL  I watched videos all day long and so did most of my friends.

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

I was able to snap a few pictures of these “old school” video games when we visited Dave & Busters for the press junket.  Talk about fun memories!  These really were the days.  The 80’s were the days of truly social gaming.  These were the games we played when we actually still had to talk to each other and sort out or differences to play games.  We had to put our quarter down and wait our turn to play.  There was the occasional bully at the arcade, but it was totally worth the risk to spend time with our friends.

The Big Hair And Big Fun Behind Pixels Movie #PixelsMovie

Although, I have this photo of me playing Space Invaders; Centipede was totally my game!  I could beat anybody at it and loved playing.  If you need more 80’s fun and can’t wait to share it with the next generation, go check out Pixels when it opens in theaters everywhere tomorrow!  I cannot wait to share it with my kiddos.  I know my son is going to LOVE it!  I will hear “Did y’all really do/say/play that?” during the entire movie and I cannot wait!

Pixels story:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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New Trailer From The Good Dinosaur Just Released #GoodDino

New Trailer From The Good Dinosaur Just Released #GoodDino

New Trailer From The Good Dinosaur Just Released #GoodDino

So, it looks like I’m going to have one amazing birthday present!  Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur comes out in theaters everywhere the day after my 41st birthday!  I could be a little biased, but The Good Dinosaur now looks like it is going to be the sweetest movie of the year.  If you haven’t seen the new trailer yet, you really need to check it out.  I have a feeling this is going to be one that is going to be well worth watching in 3D.  I am in love with all of the sparkly stars.  Take a look at the trailer below and let me know what you think.

From Disney/Pixar:

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR opens in theatres everywhere on November 25th!

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The Cast Of Pixels Will Have You Rolling #PixelsMovie

The Cast Of Pixels Will Have You Rolling #PixelsMovie

The Cast Of Pixels Will Have You Rolling #PixelsMovie

Okay y’all, I had the AMAZING opportunity to interview the cast of Sony’s new movie Pixels.  I was in New York last week attending a conference and was invited to watch Pixels and interview Josh GadKevin JamesMichelle MonaghanAdam Sandler, and Chris Columbus (Director) from the movie.  So, I had to think about it for a …. um ….NEVER!  I didn’t have to think about it at all!  Hello!  Adam Sandler and Kevin James!  I was so stinkin’ excited, I could hardly talk when it was my turn to ask questions!  I didn’t know until I started studying for this junket that Pixels is the ninth film or television series that Kevin James and Adam Sandler have appeared in together.  This was Chris Columbus’ first time working with Adam Sandler.  You could not tell by listening to them all talk.  This has to have been the most hilarious and fun press junket I have ever done!

The Cast Of Pixels Will Have You Rolling #PixelsMovie

Question:  What was it like working with Adam Sandler and Kevin James for the first time

Josh Gad:  It was a nightmare.  No, it was truly a dream come true.  The fact of the matter is that these guys have been idols of mine forever.  I grew up in the generation of Adam Sandler being on Saturday Night Live and watching it religiously.  That cast was my cast.  I just feel like Kevin and I are cut from the same cloth and I’ve always wanted to work with him.  The whole cast, everybody is just amazing.  Chris Columbus; enough can’t be said about that he defined my childhood.  Goonies and Gremlins were the movies that defined Josh Gad and made me the national nightmare I am today!

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Question:  Michelle, how did it feel playing the girl-power role?

Michelle Monaghan:  It felt awesome!  Really the job title and the name got me for this film.  She’s Lieutenant Colonel Violet Van Patten.  I could not say no to that.  She’s a weapons designer for the government and she gets to design this amazing weapon called the light cannon and that’s what the arcaders use to defeat the aliens.  She’s very cool, she’s strong, she confident.  She has beauty, brains and brawn and that’s what I love about her.

The Cast Of Pixels Will Have You Rolling #PixelsMovie
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Question:  Did any of you play classic video games in preparation for this film?

Adam Sandler:  We all kind of grew up playing them.  We loved it.  It was our whole life growing up.  Right around 12, maybe  a little younger like 10, 11, 12 that was a big deal; the arcades opened up.  There were girls there you got to talk to.  There was food, some tough kids walking around that you were scared of.  I remember you got to take the bus.  Ours was downtown (the arcade); it was called The Electric Dream Factory just like in the movie.  You got on the bus, you went with a couple of your friends, you hung out, your parents gave you like a dollar.  You could choose to play one game and spend $0.75 on a McDonald’s hamburger or play all four games and have nothing to eat.

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Finally, it was time for me to ask a question:  How was it on the set every day?  It looks like it must have been crazy fun!

Adam Sandler (Yes, Adam Sandler answered my question!):  There was not a person that you hung with that you didn’t have a good time with.

Kevin James (Yes, even Kevin James chimed in on my question!):  The craziest guy was Columbus the whole time.  We’d be working, literally, non-stop and at lunch when we’d all pass out; he goes for a 5 mile run.

Pixels story:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

Morning Buns and Bay Views: 5 San Francisco City Hikes

We know, a trip to San Francisco is always busy. There’s so many places to eat – you’ve gotta have your Tartine morning bun! Next you need to make sure you hit up the shops in Hayes Valley, see the street art in the mission, enjoy your guilty pleasure of chowder in a bread bowl from Fisherman’s Wharf, and most importantly, take an Instagram worthy shot of the Golden Gate. We couldn’t agree more! But, when once you’ve accomplished a few of the items on your “Must-Do” list, check out a few of these amazing city hikes – and yes, one of them lines you up perfectly to be the envy of all your friends. Book your trip and start exploring!

Mt. Davidson

Mt. Davidson is the tallest peak in San Francisco. This 1-mile forested hike makes you feel like you’ve left the city until you reach the top. Once at the top, you’ll be amazed by the stunning views of downtown San Francisco, Oakland, and Mt. Sutro. Learn More.

Marshall’s Beach

Make sure your camera, phone, and GoPro are charged. This short hike along the Batteries to Bluffs trail puts you in the perfect position for your Golden Gate bridge shot. Inside tip: head there just in time for the sunset. Learn More.

Land’s End

Although this trail can be a little busy on the weekends. If you get an early start, you can avoid the crowds as you head along rugged coastline to the Land’s End Labyrinth, a rock maze overlooking the Golden Gate. From here, head out to the end of the trail to see the Sutro Baths and mile rock beach. Learn More.

The Wood Line

Head out on this 2 mile hike through the Presidio to Andy Goldsworthy’s Wood Line. Also make a stop off at Inspiration Point and enjoy stunning views of the Marina District, the San Francisco Bay, and Alcatraz. Learn More.

Mt. Sutro Open Space Reserve

Many locals don’t even know that Mt. Sutro exists. This less than 2-mile loop takes you through a tall forests on dirt paths giving you a real nature escape from the city. If you’ve arrived to San Francisco’s foggy weather, hike Mt. Sutro to take a really majestic experience as the trees disappear into the fog.

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6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco

6 Reasons You Should Experience the Arts Scene in San Francisco

While it’s known for iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf and The Presidio, San Francisco is also a virtual mecca of arts and culture. There are plenty of excellent San Francisco hotels to call your home base during your visit too. Here are some of the top reasons you should make time to experience San Francisco’s arts scene.

1. The San Francisco Symphony and SoundBox

While the San Francisco Symphony is as grand as you might expect, the SF SoundBox offers an innovative take on symphony music. It’s in a nightclub-like atmosphere where you can sip creative cocktails and hear classical music set to video imagery as the backdrop. Complement the high-class atmosphere of the symphony with a stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in San Francisco, The St. Regis.

2. Outstanding Rock Music Venues

The Fillmore is a San Francisco institution for anyone who loves rock music. Just about every major rock act has played The Fillmore, and it continues to host a variety of acts. The Nob Hill Masonic Center of San Francisco has been recently redone and reborn as a classic rock music venue. Bottom of the Hill and The Independent are two other gems to seek out. The Cafe du Nord is a top venue for experiencing the latest cultural acts — and it features a great restaurant too. Save money and see more shows by staying at The Mosser of San Francisco.

3. The San Francisco Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet is the nation’s oldest professional ballet company, and it continues to bring unparalleled elegance and grace. Enjoy iconic works by Balanchine, Robbins and Shostakovich.

4. Palo Alto Arts

Visit The Anderson Collection and other premier art pieces on display at Stanford University. You can enjoy 20th-century American art, including works by Jackson Pollock, Ellsworth Kelly and Wayne Thiebaud.

5. The 871 Fine Arts Bookstore

The 871 Fine Arts Bookstore lets you read art books and novels the old-fashioned way — in an art gallery setting. The bookstore has a schedule of literary readings, as well as art and book illustration exhibits. You can also browse paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures for sale.

6. Theater Arts

The Strand Theater has been recently renovated by American Conservatory Theater and now stages MFA program productions as well as newer, edgier work. You can also hit up the Oasis club for one of the best drag cabaret shows in the city.

Whether you’re looking for cheap hotels in San Francisco, or only the best will do, there’s an accommodation for every budget. Don’t miss these six outstanding arts and culture highlights during your visit to San Francisco.

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Marvel’s Antman Opens Everywhere This Friday! #Antman

Marvel’s Antman Opens Everywhere This Friday! #Antman

Marvel's Antman Opens Everywhere This Friday!  #Antman

OH my goodness y’all! The time has come! It’s not secret that we love Marvel films around our house, but we’ve been especially excited about Antman coming out! It looks like it’s going to be a little different from what we’re used to and in a good way!  Well, it’s finally here: Marvel’s ANT-MAN, opens in theatres everywhere this Friday! ANT-MAN is a lot of fun for the whole family and connects perfectly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!  We cannot wait to go!

 

From Marvel:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.  Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s “Ant-Man” with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. The story is by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish and the screenplay is by Adam McKay & Paul Rudd. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

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So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette! #SkyZoneLafayette

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette! #SkyZoneLafayette

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette!  #SkyZoneLafayette

Guess what y’all?  We went to the new Sky Zone in Lafayette, LA!  We watched as it was being renovated from a shoe store into Sky Zone.  We weren’t real sure what to think.  My son came home from school a couple of times talking about his friends going and how he wanted to go and I told him we’d go in the summer.  Finally, the summer is here and it was time for me to stick to my word!  What did I think before we went to Sky Zone?  Honestly?  “Wow!  Trampolines!  They’ll be bored and fighting again in 15 minutes…”  I can tell you that couldn’t have been further from the truth.  We got the 90 minute jump package and I really thought they would be bored long before their time was up, but I was WRONG!  They didn’t want to leave.  We got there at 12:30 and I looked down at my phone at 1:45 and freaked out a bit.  It seemed like we had just gotten there and I knew the kids were nowhere near ready to leave.

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette! #SkyZoneLafayette

I can also tell you that what I expected when I walked into Sky Zone was nothing compared to what was actually there.  The biggest difference in what I had in my mind and what was actually there was the cleanliness of the facility.  I was expecting a locker room look, feel and smell.  Well, it did look a bit like a very clean locker room and it kind of felt like one with the kids playing and jumping, but the smell y’all; the smell!  The smell of Sky Zone was heavenly.  Okay, I am a little obsessed with smells and if a place stinks, I won’t go back, but Sky Zone….I don’t know what they have filtering through those vents, but it smells AHHHH-MAZING!  This is what you can expect when you walk into Sky Zone in Lafayette.

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette!  #SkyZoneLafayette

 So, what is Sky Zone?

Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. We’ve been voted the number one “out of the box” workout and the “best party ever.” Experience WOW – the weightlessness of bouncing, flipping and landing in a pit filled with over 7,000 foam cubes.

We are dedicated to providing you with the pure joy that comes with flying. We are sky lovers, thrill seekers and people who believe that jumping is freedom. We believe fitness can be fun and play can be smart. We are healthy and bursting with energy. We fly high and keep it safe. We are Sky Zone. ~ Sky Zone

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Okay, then there was Sky Slam. Sky slam was a runway of sorts made of a trampoline.  There is a basketball goal at the end for the kids to slam dunk into.  But what about the grown ups?  I’m so happy you asked!  You can play too!  Anyone who is physically able can jump at Sky Zone and, trust me, you will want to.

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Then there’s the foam pit full of foam squares to jump into.  That was a lot of fun for all of the kids.  As you can see, they were practicing their flips!

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette!  #SkyZoneLafayette

You can even have birthday parties at Sky Zone!  Hannah will be 9 next month and is dying to go back to Sky Zone.  I guess we’ll have to see if we’ll make it back.  The party room is super cool!  You can find out more about their party rooms here :)

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HAVE FUN, FLY SAFE!

Sky Zone is designed for everyone, and we want to make sure you fly safe. We ask that you become familiar with and abide by the rules below. Remember, stay in your comfort zone! DO NOT ATTEMPT any activity, flip, jump or trick you don’t think you can handle. Flips or other tricks can be dangerous … perform at your own risk. Sky Zone Team Members help ensure that rules and regulations are followed. Jumpers should not engage in court activities without a Zone Team Member present. Here are the rules to fly by:

**Everyone that enters the Sky Zone court must have completed a valid and signed Sky Zone waiver. Those under 18 must have it signed/completed by their parent, legal guardian, or someone with power of attorney.**

So Much Fun At Sky Zone Lafayette!  #SkyZoneLafayette

As we’re leaving, the kids noticed this huge ball with tons of jump pass stickers stuck to it.  What a great idea!  It’s fun for the kids to stick their pass on there and a great way to keep from putting the stickers into the laundry  :)  This trip was so much fun and we cannot wait to be invited back!

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Pixels Movie In Theaters July 24 #PixelsMovie

Pixels Movie In Theaters July 24 #PixelsMovie

Pixels Movie In Theaters July 24 #PixelsMovie

Oh my goodness!  Have you seen the trailer for Pixels Movie?  Can I tell you that my husband was drooling on my laptop when I showed it to him.  Okay, maybe I was drooling a little bit too, but that has more to do with the fact that I get to interview Adam Sandler next week! Say what?!  Oh yeah, you read that right, I am going to interview the cast of Pixels while I’m in New York next week.  I’ll get to hear all about how they created this super fun movie and the best part is that I will get to take you all along with me!

Pixels story:

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults — and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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The Finest Hours Trailer & Poster Just Released #TheFinestHours

The Finest Hours Trailer & Poster Just Released #TheFinestHours

The Finest Hours Trailer & Poster Just Released #TheFinestHours

 

Oh my goodness!  Have you heard about Disney’s The Finest Hours yet?  I don’t know if y’all are suckers for a true story like I am, but this one looks amazing!  It almost looks like Titanic meets The Perfect Storm with more military action and nostalgia LOL  There, you have it, my take on the trailer.  You really do need to watch the trailer though and let me know what you think.  On another note; am I the only one hyperventilating over here because we’re planning for 2016 already?  Now, go check out the trailer and let me know what you think.

From Disney:

A heroic action-thriller, “The Finest Hours” is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern. As the senior officer on board, first assistant engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) soon realizes it is up to him to take charge of the frightened crew and inspire the men to set aside their differences and work together to ride out one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast. Meanwhile, as word of the disaster reaches the U.S. Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff (Eric Bana) orders a daring operation to rescue the stranded men. Despite overwhelming odds, four men, led by Coast Guard Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine), set out in a wooden lifeboat with an ill-equipped engine and little, if any, means of navigation, facing frigid temperatures, 60-foot high waves and hurricane-force winds.

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