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Ripley's Giveaway Extended!!

Hi all!! Just a quick message to let you know we have extended the Ripley's Books giveaway to January 3rd. I have been sick and then with the holidays did not get to promote this the way I would have liked.  So please take the opportunity to enter and share this giveaway with us.  Original post to enter is HERE . Hope you all had a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday!!  Thanks for stopping in and see you soon!!

Interview With Ryan Rosary

Mercy:  For those who may not know much about you, could you share a little bit about yourself? Ryan:  Yes! I am originally from Toronto (born and raised). I lived there for the last 26 years of my life, I moved to Vancouver, BC in 2018. I had never been here before so I decided to hop on over and just see how things were in this side of the country.  I have an older sister, she is about 12 years older then I am. I have four nieces and nephews and then my loving mother who still lives in Toronto. That's kind of me in a nutshell. Mercy:  What made you want to become an actor? Ryan:  So, in the fourth grade I was watching an episode of The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and I remember this one episode really stood out to me- at the beginning of the episode where uncle Phil was dancing with his little baby boy and Will Smith's character ran down the stairs and yelled something at him in a joking manner, uncle Phil was a larger gentleman and he was making fun of his weight.  Something jus

Bernie the Dolphin 2 Interview with Kevin Sorbo

Hey neighbors!! Let me share a little about Bernie the Dolphin 2, and then I will share the interview. Bernie the Dolphin 2: A heartwarming adventure for the whole family,  Bernie the Dolphin 2  arrives on DVD, Digital, and On Demand on December 17 from Lionsgate. Starring Kevin Sorbo and Patrick Muldoon, the film is approved by the Dove Foundation for all ages. The  Bernie the Dolphin 2  DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS  Kevin and Holly are thrilled that their dolphin friend Bernie has come back to the harbor. But so has their old enemy Winston (Kevin Sorbo, TV’s “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”), who’s just gotten out of prison. As the kids have fun with playful dolphin Rascal and sassy parrot Mango, Winston is forced by his old partner to help kidnap the talented Bernie. Can Kevin and Holly uncover the scheme and save their splashy friend before it’s too late? This charming family comedy also stars Patrick Muld

Interview With Kristoffer Polaha | Double Holiday

  Mercy:  Can you share what you've been up to since we last spoke? Kristoffer:  Last time we spoke I was driving in beautiful British Columbia working on installment two or three of Mystery 101 and of course we completed that and its already aired as well as installment four.  As soon as that wrapped I went home to Los Angeles for the Summer TCA's, for the Hallmark aspect of the TCA's while I was there I got the offer to do Double Holiday for them which is the first one they picked up, (they've made another since) but it's one of two Hanukkah inclusionary holiday films. What that means is that while its a lot of the same formula as most Hallmarks Christmas/holiday movies these also incorporate Hanukkah, mine specifically I can't speak for the other one. Double Holiday specifically incorporates Hanukkah which is cool.  It's about a guy and a girl who are at odds with each other at work and are tasked to throw a party. My co-star is Carly Pope who, hers'

Interview With Nina Weinman Swift | Double Holiday

  Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about yourself?  Nina:  I'm a busy screenwriter and a mother of two (ages 10, as of yesterday!! and 7), which, means we have a very busy and sometimes overwhelming life. But, thankfully, my husband and I both work at home, so we have a lot of flexibility to manage our careers with our kids' homework and sports practices and dance classes and sleepovers, etc. We are very family oriented and, in fact, are now getting our house ready for my husband's family from PA to come into town. LOTS of Legos to put away...   Mercy:  What started your interest in scriptwriting?  Nina:  I've always been a performer - I did a lot of theater and dance when I was young - and had an interest in the entertainment industry, but didn't know I was a writer until I was in college and, as a journalism major, got involved in the school paper. Writing was something that came very naturally to me. When I moved to LA, initially I wanted to act and do theater

Interview With Preston Vanderslice | Christmas On My Mind

  Mercy:  Can you share a little of what you've been up to since we last chatted? Preston:  I believe the last time we chatted was shortly after the first or second Mystery 101 aired. We went on to do four in total last year which was a real delight. Since then I’ve been doing a lot of writing as well as a new Christmas movie and I’m currently in the middle of a play run. Mercy:  What is the most rewarding aspect of being an actor? Preston:  On the most fundamental level, the joy of getting to play pretend is pretty great. The more you give over to it, the more you feel like a kid again. I have a Paul Newman coffee table book that I always leave open to a page that has this one, simple quote across it: “To be an actor, you have to be a child.” I think that sense of playfulness was really reflected in his work as I hope it is in mine. Mercy:  What is your favorite place that  you've  ever traveled to? Preston:  I spent a month in Edinburgh doing a play at their legendary fringe

Christmas Interview With Mike Paul

  Mercy:  What is your favorite Christmas tradition? Mike:  One of my favorite Christmas traditions that we used to have every year when I was growing up was an old mixed cassette tape of Christmas music. We used to play this particular tape every year from when I was born, up until probably just before I went off to college. We had a cassette player in a cabinet under the TV that used to only come out at Christmas. The tape was full of Christmas Classics and it’s funny because we got so familiar with the tape over the years that everyone in the house would instantly know what song to expect next when one finished. I think the tape either got lost over the years or it broke over time but to this day if there’s a song we hear on the radio that was on the tape we always expect a particular song to follow and we’ll all sing it in unison. It’s a nice thing to have. Mercy:  What is your favorite Christmas memory? Mike:  I suppose you could count the mixed tape as a Christmas memory too, see

Jesse Hutch Chats Current & Upcoming Projects

  Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about A Very Vintage Christmas? Jesse:  Absolutely! My newest Christmas movie is called A Very Vintage Christmas. Its a fun romantic comedy. It’s a lifetime movie. I play a character named Ed. He is a contractor by trade. And he teams up with the owner of a vintage store who is played by Tia Mowry Hardrict. The two of us work together, piecing together clues from an old tin box full of trinkets and memories from an apparent relationship that happened long ago. This is a movie about discovering the past, living in the present and anticipating the future. There are a few relationship turns and surprises. There will be laughter and Christmas cheer.  Mercy:  Any other projects in the  works ? Jesse:  Yes! I am currently developing a television series that I have written called Black & Blue, about a team of undercover agents. It’s an action comedy drama. My team has recently filmed a proof of concept and we are getting closer to finding producers, an

Ripley's Books for the Holidays!!

Hi Neighbors!! Looking for perfect gift ideas for all ages and tastes?  Ripley’s Publishing has got them!   For the little ones  Ripley’s  has produced a set of fun and interesting board books that are designed to give a child a fun time as well as a learning experience.  Two of these are " Funny Feelings " and " Odd Opposites "! Odd Opposites is just like it sounds with one page giving a word such as hot with the word cold on the opposing page, each accompanied with a nice colorful  illustrations.  Funny feelings is slightly different with a word that describes a feeling such as bored or nervous with the appropriate picture on the next page. With great graphics they are sure to be a winner with both boys and girls. For the next age level there are picture books such as Gabby and Norman.  Stunning, colorful,  illustrations, of the expected quality by John Graziano. These books have full sentences and then the pictures tell the rest of the story.

Interview With Brittany Bristow | Holiday Date

  Mercy:  Can you share a little bit about yourself? Brittany:  I was born and raised in Toronto. I have an older sister named Vanessa who is my best friend ever! She's ten years older than me. My mom and dad both work in the film industry as well. I grew up acting, I was actually a child actor from ages 6-13 and when I was 12 years old I auditioned for Canada's National Ballet School which is a professional program training school here in Canada.  I attended the national ballet school for both training and high school until grade 12, so grades 6-12 there and then graduated at a special level in dance but missed acting so much and knew that it was the thing I REALLY connected to the most even when I was at ballet school my forte was never in technique it was always in performance and so I decided to get back into the acting world. Since then I've kind of immersed myself in it. I went to the university of Toronto for several years, I also started my own film production compa