Wow! I'm Loving the New "Hunger Games: Mockingjay" Official Trailer!  
I am loving the new official trailer of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!" This one's called "The Mockingjay Lives" and I can't wait to see it in theaters on November 21st. Advance tickets go on sale Oct. 29th!

My favorite parts of the trailer is the reveal of where Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is and how his character is shaping up, and of course, the fierce Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) aiming an arrow towards a fighter plane!

Take a look at the new official trailer of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1!"



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Simon Pegg and Peter Chelsom Interview for “Hector and the Search for Happiness” 


I love Simon Pegg! Last year, I sat down with the actor for “The World’s End” where I told him I went out for a pub crawl. He remembered it all! Pegg surprised me by saying that in the beginning of my interview with him and director Peter Chelsom (“Hannah Montana: The Movie,” “Serendipity,” “Shall We Dance”).

This interview is all about being happy! How do you find your inner happy? And has Pegg found his? Take a look at my interview with the actor and Chelsom for “Hector and the Search for Happiness” due out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 19th!



Official “Hector and the Search for Happiness” summary:

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale from director Peter Chelsom, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. (c) Relativity Media

Cast:

• Simon Pegg as Hector
• Toni Collette as Agnes
• Rosamund Pike as Clara
• Stellan Skarsgård as Edward
• Christopher Plummer as Professor Coreman
• Jean Reno as Diego

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"Dolphin Tale 2" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Winter Get? 


The brave dolphin Winter returns alongside Nathan Gamble (Sawyer), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Hazel), Ashley Judd (Lorraine), Harry Connick Jr. (Dr. Clay Haskett), Austin Stowell (Kyle), and Morgan Freeman (Dr. Cameron McCarthy) for the sequel “Dolphin Tale 2.” Director Charles Martin Smith also returns to the world of Winter as well as the pesky but adorable Rufus the Pelican.

Is the sequel better than the first? Take a look at my review of “Dolphin Tale 2!”



Here’s the official synopsis of “Dolphin Tale 2”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment's "Dolphin Tale 2" continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie "Dolphin Tale." The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Oscar (R) winner Morgan Freeman ("Million Dollar Baby"), Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, CoziZuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and, of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself. Charles Martin Smith, who directed "Dolphin Tale," wrote the sequel and is again at the helm. It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. (C) Warner Bros

Cast:

• Harry Connick, Jr. as Dr. Clay Haskett
• Ashley Judd as Lorraine Nelson
• Nathan Gamble as Sawyer Nelson
• Kris Kristofferson as Reed Haskett
• Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Hazel Haskett
• Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy
• Austin Stowell as Kyle Connellan
• Winter as herself
• Hope as herself
• Bethany Hamilton as herself

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From Hug Your Hound Day to Housekeeping Olympics, My Fun Adventures This Week! 


I had a great week covering heartwarming stories! Monday began with our National Hug Your Hound Day! We went to Paws & Hearts to see the true meaning of the special day:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


And then we visited Spa Resort Casino for the first ever Housekeeping Olympics in honor of the International Housekeeping Week:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


We also made a difference by teaming up with United Way of the Desert and The Desert Sun for the 2014 Make A Difference Day! To practice for the Palm Springs Tram Challenge, we've been doing our Saturday morning walks visiting different cities in the Coachella Valley. This Saturday, it's going to be at Rancho Las Flores in Coachella:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


A representative from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley talked about our Make a Difference Day:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


We visited College of the Desert for their Girlfriend Factor -- a special education and career exploration to benefit women and the community:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


An accomplished actor, Aneta Cruz, credits the Girlfriend Factor for her success. She's a mother of 4 kids, teacher of autistic children, and a writer for various genres. Take a look at her heartwarming story:

KMIR News | Palm Springs, California


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Movies I'm Dying to See This Fall! Perhaps Future Oscar Winners? 
Now that the Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festivals are underway, it's the start of the Oscar season! So which movies will get Oscar glory? Perhaps this Fall Movie Preview can help!




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