About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.

Nicole Kidman And Boy Erased Crew Go Purple For #SpiritDay #BoyErased

Nicole Kidman And Boy Erased Crew Go Purple For #SpiritDay #BoyErased

National Spirit Day took place on October 18th. In Atlanta, Georgia, the cast and crew of Boy Erased joined in on the day by wearing purple along with others around the world to speak out against LGBTQ bullying and to support LGBTQ youth. See the Boy Erased crew Go Purple and learn more about Spirit Day here.

Nicole Kidman And Boy Erased Crew Go Purple For #SpiritDay

Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges and Writer/Director Joel Edgerton GO PURPLE with the entire #BoyErased cast & crew to stand up against bullying on #SpiritDay.

For more info, visit FocusFeatures.com.

About Boy Erased

​“Boy Erased” tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. “Boy Erased” is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity.

Written and Directed by Joel Edgerton (“The Gift,” “Loving”), and ​based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley, Boy Erased stars ​Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry Jones, Michael “Flea” Balzary, Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, Joe Alwyn, Emily Hinkler, Jesse LaTourette, David Joseph Craig, Théodore Pellerin, Madelyn Cline and Britton Sear and is Produced by Joel Edgerton, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, and Steve Golin.

Focus Features will release Boy Erased in select cities on September 28, 2018

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Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Last year about this time exactly, we interviewed Ricky Skaggs here on Eat Play Rock. What a nice guy! Speaking of nice guy, this year Ricky Skaggs will serve as a special guest on the 75th Santa Train. This is the 75th Year of CSX’s Holiday Event and will take place on November 18th. Get all of the details below.
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New Disney’s Coco Clip And Featurette #PixarCoco

New Disney's Coco Clip And Featurette #PixarCoco

I have something for you to be thankful this holiday season. Disney’s Coco will be in theaters this Thanksgiving. I have always wanted to go to the movies on Thanksgiving, but I don’t think I have. I love the idea of watching the parade on TV in the morning, eating with the family and then going out to catch a movie in the evening. Perhaps this is the year I make that happen! Check out the new Coco llip and featurette and be sure to let me know what you think!
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Check Out The New Black Panther Trailer And Poster #BlackPanther

Check Out The New Black Panther Trailer And Poster #BlackPanther

I have to say that I am super excited to see the Black Panther movie when it hits theaters next year. For those of you who haven’t gotten a chance to check out the trailer yet, we have the new Black Panther trailer and poster right here for you. Be sure to let us know what you think about them in the comments or on social media. Will you be taking the family to see this movie?
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See The Nightmare Before Christmas In Theaters This Halloween Weekend

See The Nightmare Before Christmas In Theaters This Halloween Weekend

Are you a fan of The Nightmare Before Christmas? Of course you are! Well, check this out! This Halloween weekend, Friday, October 27th – Tuesday, October 31st, you can celebrate the holiday with all of your The Nightmare Before Christmas favorites: Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more. Why? Because Disney’s beloved classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 300 Regal cinemas locations nationwide! Yaaaasss! I am so there!
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Check Out The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer And Poster #TheLastJedi

Check Out The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer And Poster #TheLastJedi

Who’s excited to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi? If you are like me, you need some Star Wars love now, baby. Well I have just the thing for you today! In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and poster right here and let me know what you think. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be hitting theaters everywhere on December 15th, just in time for my birthday a few days later! Now who’s going to take me to see it? Hint, hint. Tickets are now on sale everywhere. ;)
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Check Out The New Thoroughbreds Teaser Trailer #Thoroughbreds

Check Out The New Thoroughbreds Teaser Trailer #Thoroughbreds

I am so excited for all of the new, great movies coming out in the next few months. I just heard about Thoroughbreds and think it looks like a movie that Amber and I would really enjoy together. I have attached the Thoroughbreds teaser trailer below so that you can check it out, too. Watch it and let me know what you think. Is this a movie that you plan on seeing? If so, who would you see it with?
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Victoria And Abdul Expands Nationwide Today + New Clips & Featurettes #VictoriaAndAbdul

Victoria And Abdul Expands Nationwide Today + New Clips & Featurettes #VictoriaAndAbdul

Victoria and Abdul is one of the movies that I have been particularly looking forward to this year. I love how it tells the story of an unlikely and enduring friendship that had a profound effect on both of their lives. Inspired by this movie, I even wrote about one of my most influential friendships for Friendship Day. I will be seeing the subject of that post, Johnetta, later today. She is super busy so it can sometimes be hard to get her out of the house, but maybe I can get her to go see this movie with me soon. :D

New Victoria and Abdul Featurettes

“Long Live the Queen” Featurette | YouTube

New Victoria and Abdul Clips

“Member of the Family” | YouTube

“Anything But Insane” | YouTube

“Learning Urdu” | YouTube

“The Munshi” | YouTube

“Walking Through The Garden” | YouTube

“Service” | YouTube

Victoria and Abdul Tickets and Showtimes
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Victoria and Abdul is the extraordinary true story of an unlikely friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Directed by Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”) and written by Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), Victoria and Abdul is based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu. The cast includes Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon.

Victoria and Abdul is expanding to theaters nationwide today!

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Check Out The Latest Darkest Hour Trailer #DarkestHour

Check Out The Latest Darkest Hour Trailer #DarkestHour

Isn’t fall the perfect time catch a movie? If you are planning out which movies you will be seeing in the theater this fall, might I suggest Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman and Kristin Scott Thomas. Darkest Hour hits theaters in select cities on November 22nd. Check out the latest Darkest Hour trailer and let me know what you think. [Read more…]

Thor: Ragnarok Character Posters + Brand New Spotlight Video #ThorRagnarok

Thor: Ragnarok Character Posters + Brand New Spotlight Video #ThorRagnarok

Chris Hemsworth as Thor

I have something cool to share with you guys today. My main squeeze, Mark Ruffalo, along with Chris Hemsworth and Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi, talk about what we can expect from this movie, as well as a sneak peak of what is to come in the franchise. [Read more…]