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The Pulse of Entertainment: The Plot Thickens on ‘Jumanji: The Next Level,’ in Theatres Dec. 13

*The new Jumanji movie release is tagged “The Next Level” and it has a plot that thickens as Spencer skips lunch with the gang to get sucked into the Jumanji game again.

On December 13, 2019, Sony Pictures distributes “Jumanji: The Next Level” to theatres with the return of Dewayne Johnson (Furious franchise), Kevin Hart (Ride Along and Secret Life of Pets franchises), Golden Globe-nominated Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda franchise), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) and Golden Globe-nominated Nick Jonas (“Jonas”, Hawaii Five-O). Emmy winning Danny DeVito and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) joined the cast in this release.

Directed and written by Jake Kasden (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) this installment is another adventure inside the Jumanji game where you have to win the game to live – in real life. Still funny, Jumanji 4 also gives you a feeling of anticipation knowing that the game may be broken because it has an electrically-short. Two elderly characters are introduced – Eddie (Danny DeVito) and Milo (Danny Glover) that gives it a twist. Spencer (Alex Wolff) is home from college and has to share a room with his grandfather Eddie. While Spencer is in the garage looking for the Jumanji game, Milo, a former business partner of Eddie, comes for a visit. The elderly pair accidentally get sucked into the Jumanji game with Spencer’s friends, Martha (Gillan) and Anthony, played by Ser’ Darius Blain (“Charmed”). When Spencer doesn’t show for lunch Martha and Anthony go looking for him and find him gone and the game hooked up in the garage.

The plot thickens, even more, when Bethany (Madison Iseman) doesn’t get sucked into the game with Martha and Anthony (Blain), and she has to enlist the help of all-grown-up Alex, played by Golden Globe-nominated Colin Hanks (“Roswell”). Alex helps Bethany fix the broken game and gets her, and himself, into the game – the climax begins. There is magical water in the game that switches everyone’s avatar’s strength and weaknesses to keep everyone on their toes. They still only have a certain amount of lives in the game before they die in real life. There are also new avatars introduced to the Jumanji game as everyone tries to work together to get to the “final level.”

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Kevin Black, Dewayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black star in the new Jumanji release.

Director Jake Kasden shares writing credits with Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg. Dewayne Johnson shares producers’ credit with Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Matt Tolmach, William Teiter and Jake. Kevin Harts’ Hartbeat Productions shares production credits with Columbia Pictures, Matt Tolmach Productions, The Detective Agency and Seven Bucks Production. Rated PG-13 Jumanji: The Next Level is based on the book “Jumanji” (1981) by Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express) who wrote the first film (1995), which starred Robin Williams, Kristen Dunst, David Alan Grier and Bonnie Hunt. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), the second Jumamji installment, followed and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was next – released in 2017.

Jumanji 4 also stars Awkwafina, Morgan Turner, Rhys Darby, Rory McCann, Ashley Scott, Marin Hinkle, John Ross Bowie, Dania Ramirez and Vanessa Cater. www.JumanjiMovie.com

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: Eunice is founder of the annual “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), into its 20th year. Next event dates include Los Angeles Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (511) and Baltimore Saturday April 18, 2020, held in partnership with Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times. The free conference offers an Entertainment Business Panel and a Talent Showcase and Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) with over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services to selected artists.  Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to participate as a panelist or talent call 562-424-3836.

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Dr. Eunice Moseleyhttp://www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com
Eunice Moseley is a syndicated columnist of The Pulse of Entertainment, which has an estimated syndicated readership of 1/4 million a week. She is also a PR/Media & Promotions consultant at her firm Freelance Associates (www.FreelanceAssociatesInc.com) located in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, is the founder and coordiantor of the 'Uplifting Minds II' Entertainment Conference (www.UpliftingMinds2.com) held annually in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, as well as, the Promotions Director (at-large) at The Baltimore Times.

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