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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Beyoncé - Sorry: VIDEO

The new Beyoncé 'Sorry' video is out now... watch:

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

'Kung Fu Panda 3': out now on iTunes

Movie nights with the kiddies are THE BOMB.

We love them at ours. We do the red, blue, and yellow carpets (depending on what the movie theme is... it's now def a 'thing' at premieres), and we hang out and watch new DVD releases on a physical DVD, as well as via iTunes and Foxtel and Netflix. Yup, we love our movies!

And now 'Kung Fu Panda 3' is just out, and a family and friends movie nights is planned - yep, 'Kung Fu Panda 3 is out now on iTunes.

Go here to download the iTunes link to watch the movie right now with your fam bam.

Here is the DVD cover - out July 2016. Popcorn at the ready, Kung Fu Panda aficionados!

And a featurette clip HERE.

Friday, 17 June 2016

'Orange is the New Black' Netflix Viewing Habits

Ahead of the launch of season four of 'Orange is the New Black', Netflix has revealed a host of interesting stats about the re-watching habits of Netflix OITNB hardcore fans.

Netflix has found that 'Orange is the New Black' is one of its most re-watched original series. Examining viewing in over 190 countries, Netflix found more than half (53%)* of Orange viewers have re-watched at least one full season of the acclaimed series since its debut in 2013. And as we all like to hit refresh on our memory banks before a new season starts, the re-watching hits a peak in anticipation of the new season commencing, with this year being no exception.

Here is the hard data, you guys! But first: a graph!

 In advance of the Orange is the New Black season 4 debut - arriving worldwide Friday, June 17 - Netflix also surveyed** fans around the world to see how they plan to prepare for their return to Litchfield.

Of viewers polled, nearly a quarter (21%) plan to re-watch the previous season while 41% plan to re-watch the entire series - all 36 episodes. They’re eager to serve their time too with 54% planning to re-watch this weekend or sooner, and fans are even willing to give-up making their bed (30%), cleaning the house (36%) and cooking (10%) in order to have more time to watch .

Overall, most plan to re-watch without incriminating others - 36% prefer to re-watch solo, 8% with their pets and 12% with a table full of snacks (be careful with the pie). Those who prefer to have partners in crime will re-watch with their significant other (25%) or friends (14%). The majority of re-watching lockdowns will take place in the living room (43%) followed by the bedroom (41%) - no one chose the SHU.

The art of re-watching takes both a practical and emotional form. Top reasons for re-watching include looking for possible foreshadowing in previous storylines (25%) and reliving moments with favourite characters (29%). However, for others (25%) it’s as simple as Orange is the New Black being their favourite show and they just can’t get enough.

For those who only have time for a shorter sentence - like the 23% of respondents who plan to re-watch just a few episodes - Netflix also released the series most re-watched episodes. As expected, viewers prefer to re-indulge in the last three episodes of a season, but the one that remains supreme is, of course, Season 1, Episode 1 - you never forget your first time:

Season 1:
  • Episode 1 - “I wasn’t ready”                                             
    Sentenced to fifteen months for a crime committed in her youth, Piper Chapman leaves her supportive fiancé Larry for her new home: a woman’s prison.
  • Episode 12 - “Fool me once”
    Painful truths reorient several relationships and careers: Pennsatucky feels disrespected by Piper; Larry gives a revealing radio interview.
  • Episode 13 - “Can’t fix crazy”
    Red’s scheme to reclaim her kitchen backfires; the inmates stage a Christmas pageant; Piper’s plans unravel even as she realizes her life is in jeopardy

Season 2:
  • Episode 11 - “Take a break from your values”
    Piper is shocked at an unexpected change in her status; Soso’s hunger strike attracts new support that takes on a religious fervour.
  • Episode 12 - “It was the change”
    Tensions run high as a prison power outage forces several issues to come to light; Piper finds herself compromised and is forced to think on her feet.
  • Episode 13 - “We have manners. We’re polite”
    Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates face and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.

Season 3:
  • Episode 11 - “We can be heroes”
    Caputo and Piper confront labour issues. A miracle occurs in Norma’s group. Crazy Eye’s erotica winds up in the hands of the staff.
  • Episode 12 - “Don’t make me come back there”
    Daya goes into labour. Sophia suffers a hate crime. Stella helps piper with a business snag. Taystee takes on a new role.
  • Episode 13 - “Trust no bitch”
    Miracles and conversions occur, but Piper and Caputo know that some situations can’t be dealt with through spiritual means.

Yeah, okay geeks - here is the METHODOLOGY for you:
*Data reflective of global accounts who have completed watching Orange is the New Black and have re-watched at least one season of the series.

**The survey was conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, June 2, 2016 - June 10, 2016 and based on 1,613 responses. The sample was the national adult internet population in the US, Mexico, UK and Canada. Survey respondents must have confirmed their intent to watch and prepare for season 4 of Orange is the New Black to participate. Overall RMSE score is 4.84%.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Taylor Swift, Tom Hiddleston: Dating

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston are dating.

New couple alert folks.

Should be no biggie, but... this is TayTay, you guys. It's ALWAYS big news when she is dating a new dude, especially as it's hot off the heels from her break up with Calvin Harris.

In an article in The Sun:

TAYLOR Swift is secretly romancing future James Bond Tom Hiddleston – and these are the pictures that prove it.
The 26-year-old superstar singer has moved on to The Night Manager actor, who is 35, just two weeks after dumping Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
The pair – who had an instant spark after dancing during the Met Gala – locked lips during a romantic day out on a beach in the US state of Rhode Island, which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
An onlooker revealed: “They were all over each other – hugging and kissing – even though there were 20 people coming and going on the beach.
“They looked like any young couple madly in love without a care in the world.”
A source close to Taylor last night revealed: “Tom has been courting Taylor since they met – he sent her flowers. She’s been won over.”
See the rest at The Sun UK.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

'Orange Is The New Black' Season Three DVD: GIVEAWAY

'Orange Is The New Black' - season three DVD is here and Josie's Juice is offering FIVE DVDs to readers! 'Cos we rock like that (and so do the folks at the DVD company, of course)!

See the trailer below:

The women of Litchfield have unapologetically returned for their 'third coming'.

There is a crisis of faith, and their beliefs and loyalties are being tested, each character must decide what and who to believe in. 

(The music featured in this trailer FYI, is: "I'm So Sorry" by Imagine Dragons).

The regulars include Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more.

The award winning show is based on the book by Piper Kerman.
The DVD deets:

'Orange is The New Black' (Season 3) comes to Blu-ray (SRP $39.95) and DVD (SRP $39.95) from May 18.

The Emmy Winning and very excellent Orange Is The New Black returns for a third series and with it comes a new regime for Litchfiend prison. New spiritual movements, business and love interests and parental problems turn life behind bars upside down and ignite a power struggle amongst both Litchfield’s guards and inmates. This season, the stellar cast is joined by Australia’s own Ruby Rose. What a star!
Special features include: audio commentary, gag reel, classified files (getting to know the cast), Sophia – The New Beginning of Laverne Cox and Speaking Orange – The Cast Session.
To be in the running to win a copy, here is all you have to do:
- Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you are on the social media platforms. Also, share the OITNB photo from my @josiegags Instagram page by taking a screenshot of it, then using these hashtags: #regram #josiesjuice #competitions #giveaways #prizes #OITNB
- Share this link on your Facebook wall

- Comment below on why you'd like to win AND email me at josiegags@optusnet.com.au so I can contact you in case you are a winner (so many people forget this step and don't enter a valid email address below, and I spend lots of time trying to track you down, or simply give the prize to the next person - not fun for anyone!)

(If you find it hard to comment below because your device won't let you - sometimes that happens on an iPhone, for example - simply send me your entry and address via email at josiegags@optusnet.com.au).

*Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

'Love, Lies and Spies': Book Review

A new book by Cindy Antsy is just out titled 'Love, Lies, and Spies', and it's reviewed here by Gabriella Dessanti.

Here is the book cover:

And here is Gabriella's review:

Set in the British Regency period, this is a novel for lovers of historical romantic comedy. It is entertaining with witty dialogue between the main characters with plenty of playful banter. Spencer and Juliana are both committed to their work and profess not to be interested in love and marriage, bound by their mutual desire to remain in control of their futures. Unlike Emma from 'Jane Austen', who doesn’t realise she loves Mr Knightley, Juliana feels something from the start for Spencer, however she tries to play it down and avoids acknowledging to herself the strength and source of her feelings. Similarly, Spencer unsuccessfully tries to hide his own bourgeoning feelings and remain steadfast to his spy assignment.
Juliana is likeable; she doesn’t flaunt society rules just to test the boundaries nor to purposely annoy her overbearing Aunt Phyllis, only to the extent to create some personal space and pursue her publishing aspirations. Setting herself apart from other women in this genre, Juliana doesn’t try to control or manipulate people nor fall prey to miscommunications and misunderstandings; she is the perpetual damsel in distress requiring rescue from a knight, here the gallant and obliging Spencer Northam. As damsels go, she is not weak and helpless; in her most perilous occasion when entangled with a villain, she proves herself strong and daring and not unwilling to use force to protect herself and her reputation.
The dynamic pair keep secrets from one another; as a spy it is inherent in Spencer’s occupation. However, the people that they also engage with, unbeknown to them, are also hiding secrets, playing roles to further their personal objectives. Layers of lies and spying form the crux of this novel; the key, just like the multiple keys on the book cover, suggest an unlocking of the layers of each character - their passions, motivations and vulnerabilities. 
A delightful and charming novel, each chapter starts with an amusing summary of the events to unfold, such as “in which a reprehensible betrayal is brought to fruition and a delicious awareness is born…”

A beguiling new author is born; Cindy Anstey has laid down the gauntlet with her debut novel an instant classic for book clubs and English Literature students.
Rating: 4 out of 5.
'Love, Lies, and Spies', by Cindy Antsy is out now through Pan Macmillan.

About the Author
Cindy Anstey spends her time writing ad adventuring around the world. She has lived on three continents, had a monkey in her backyard and a scorpion under her sink, dwelt among castles and canals, enjoyed the jazz of Beale St and attempted to speak French. Cindy lives history, mystery and a chocolate Labrador called Chester. Love, Lies and Spies is her debut novel. She currently resides in Novia Scotia, Canada. Contact her on Twitter at @CindyAnstey.

See the rest of Gabriella's book reviews herehereherehere and here. And one more: here!

Red Hot Chili Peppers Carpool Karaoke: VIDEO

James Corden - champion talk show guy - rounded up all four of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in his SUV and belted out such classic RHCP: "Can't Stop", "Give It Away", "Californication", "Dark Necessities", "Under The Bridge" and "By The Way".

Flea and Anthony Kiedis also sang an a capella song they apparently invented as kids.

And then: they take their shirts off and... well, watch: