Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Review

Two grown men take sibling rivalry to new heights of hilarity in this winning comedy with heart. All bets are off during a family reunion when estranged brothers Mark (Steve Zissis) and Jeremy (Mark Kelly) secretly resurrect a decades-old quest to be the best. Determined to complete 25 outrageous events in order to crown a true champion, the exhausted pair find themselves leg wrestling, ping-ponging, and laser tagging to the finish line...while learning a few life lessons along the way. Written and directed by the comically competitive Duplass Brothers (Cyrus), The Do-Deca-Pentathlon brings home the gold — and the laughs!

Most movies that you the twentieth century fox logo on their front, are released and immediately promoted by means of a large budgeting campaign, that showers the film in a popular song and creates commercial advertisements out of (mostly) some of the best scenes. However, every once in a while, it does not take a gargantuan budget and equally expensive marketing campaign for a movie to tell its story, and deliver its point.

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon follows the trail of 2 brothers. They are competitive, you know, “sibling rivalry. They once competed against each other in a “dodeca”, which they describe as a 25 game “personal Olympics”, each brother basically tries their hardest to be the better athlete in any “event”.

This movie is simple, funny, pleasantly elegant, and above all entertaining. The actors seemed very involved in the personalities of the film. You could do a lot worse, and laugh a lot less, if you pass this movie by because it’s not blockbuster enough for you.

The most attractive element is added to the film in the form of subtlety. The brothers really care for each other deep down, and that seem to shine through the antics. These guys won’t be making the cover of many beauty magazines in the near future, this adds a little more subtlety to the movie’s style of doing an entertain take on an event that could actually happen. I recommend this movie because it feels complete, and satisfies any evening with a good-mood setting show.

Where to purchase: You are able to purchase Do-Deca-Pentathlon [Blu-ray] from Amazon and local retailers for $17.04. 
 
Disclosure: I was sent products for free to review for my honest opinion, from either a PR agency or a company. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.



Holiday Hair Tips & Must-Haves from Harry Josh

As the holidays approach, our calendars are filling up with festive get-togethers and family reunions. Make sure your hairstyle stays looking party-ready and glamorous for every occasion with these tips from Harry Josh, John Frieda® International Creative Consultant, and must-have products!

First off, everyone should have a serum on-hand to keep hair smooth and sleek since harsh winter weather can create unwanted static.  I like John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease Serum range. The Thermal Protection Serum is my go-to, since it can be used on both wet hair for pre-styling and dry hair for touch-ups and to tame flyaways throughout the night.

A great brush can be a miracle-worker and is a definite must-have. I suggest investing in a premium quality round boar bristle brush. They’re great for heat styling because the individual bristles are packed close together. As you apply heat and pull the brush tautly through your hair, the bristles help evenly distribute your scalp’s natural oils, leaving your hair silky soft. 

Don’t skimp on your blow dryer – it really is a lifetime investment. A high-quality blow dryer will speed up your dry time (giving you more time to find the perfect holiday outfit), and the high wattage will enhance hair’s shine. 

Finally, it all comes down to your daily hair care routine. You’re daily routine helps determine how it will behave the night of a major event or party.  It’s so important to choose a shampoo and conditioner that meets your hair’s particular needs. For example, if your hair is dry from the harsh weather, try John Frieda’s Root Awakening Hydrate + Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner.  These moisturizing formulas nourish your hair and bring it back to life.  

If you are more concerned with lackluster locks, choose products that are specifically designed to treat your shade.  John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette Liquid Shine Shine Shock Perfecting Glosser is a must for brunettes. It seals in shine, mends split ends and adds extreme gleam. The Sheer Blonde Lustrous Touch Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner brightens blonde highlights to ensure high-shine and glistening color while fortifying strands.  The Radiant Red Colour Magnifying Daily Shampoo and Conditioner enhances color intensity and should definitely be in every redhead’s shower caddy.
Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway for this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Your opinions may vary from my opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: " Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. You can also go here and read my PR Polices.

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