New Sites Recommend Great Books for Kids

iStock_000043658976Large-kids-reading

Know a child in need of a little reading inspiration? Thousands of books written for kids and young adults are published each year, and finding the right choice can be daunting. Fortunately, a variety of online options are available to assist in selecting the perfect read for kids of all ages.

Parents and caregivers can view a list of websites full of reading recommendations for kids now.

Five New Movies Available On Demand

VOD Collage

Biographical drama “Straight Outta Compton,” comedy “The Intern,” dramatic romance “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” romantic comedy “Learning to Drive,” and adventure film “Everest” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

“Straight Outta Compton” tells the true story of musical group NWA, who use brutally honest rhymes to revolutionize the culture of hip hop, and tell the tales about life on the streets. O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell star.

Robert De Niro stars in “The Intern” as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the working world after discovering retirement is not all it’s cracked up to be. Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo also star.

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is a sharp, funny, and provocative account of one teen’s artistic awakening as she matures in 1970s San Francisco. Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgard star.

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in “Learning to Drive,” a feel-good comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Grace Gummer also stars.

“Everest” chronicles the inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered. Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, and Thomas M. Wright star.

To view trailers for these and other films, visit Suddenlink on YouTube.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Enter the Suddenlink Paperless Billing Sweeps

Facebook Post art 1200 x 1200

Sign up for Suddenlink Paperless Billing today to be entered in our latest sweepstakes. Two customers will each receive a $500 Visa gift card for enrolling.

Enroll at Suddenlink.net, or set up your paperless billing by phone with the help of a Suddenlink customer care representative. All customers who complete enrollment now through Feb. 4 will be automatically entered for a chance to win.

Official rules can be found here.

Oscar Winners & Nominees Now On Demand

IO-OCAD-Shareable

As the countdown to the Academy Awards begins, enjoy a collection of Oscar-winning films, along with some that have been nominated this year with Suddenlink On Demand. The lineup, available through March 31, features over a dozen movies, including “The Hurt Locker,” “Crash,” “Frozen,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” There’s also a selection of titles that received nominations this year, such as “The Martian,” “Inside Out,” and “Sicario.”

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to “Movies & Events,” “Special Features,” “And the Winner Is….”. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Still Time to Enter Our TV One Sweeps

TV One Facebook NAACP Cover Art

Friday, Jan. 15, is the last day to enter this year’s “Best Supporting Fan” sweepstakes. One lucky winner and a guest of their choice will receive a VIP trip to the NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, CA. The prize package also includes hotel, airfare, a Hollywood tour, spending money, pre-show pampering, a gift bag, and more, courtesy of TV One.

To enter, visit Suddenlink on Facebook. Complete rules are also available.

Five New Movies Available On Demand

vod Collage

Comedic adventure “The Martian,” animated sequel “Hotel Transylvania 2,” dramatic mystery “Irrational Man,” horror thriller “Sinister 2,” and comedy “Infinitely Polar Bear” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Matt Damon stars in “The Martian” as an astronaut presumed dead, and left behind on Mars. With meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity to survive, and find a way to signal Earth that he is alive. Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig also star.

Dracula and friends return in “Hotel Transylvania 2” to bring out the monster in a half human, half vampire toddler. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez lend their voice talents.

From Academy Award Winner Woody Allen, “Irrational Man” follows a tormented philosophy professor who finds the will to live when he commits an existential act. Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, and Parker Posey star.

In “Sinister 2,” a mother and her twin sons move to a rural house marked for death as an evil spirit spreads with frightening intensity. James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, and Robert Daniel Sloan star.

Based on a true story, “Infinitely Polar Bear” is a touching portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other. Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Imogene Wolodarsky star.

To view trailers for these and other films, visit Suddenlink on YouTube.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

State of the Union Address Coverage Available

WireAP_fac1742893ed40799e67751e5d728573_16x9_1600

Both cable and network television channels will offer a variety of coverage choices for President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address this evening. His annual speech will air at 8 p.m. CT, but additional coverage will be available before, during, and after the event.

TVNewser provides a complete list of the related programming that networks have planned in “TV Plans for President Obama’s Final State of the Union Address.”

Cable Networks Rule Golden Globes 2016

2EC7DAAB00000578-3332687-image-a-16_1448403565291

Cable TV programs and individual actors were the big recipients of this year’s Golden Globe nominations. They also had a strong showing at last night’s awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

USA Network led the way with new series “Mr. Robot,” which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama and Best Actor. Stars from AMC and FX programs were also awarded in top drama and comedy categories.

Premium networks had a strong night, as well. HBO took home Best Actor in a Miniseries for “Show Me a Hero,” and Showtime’s “The Affair” won Best Actress.

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

Six New Movies Available On Demand

VOD Collage

Biographical adventure “The Walk,” horror thriller “The Visit,” action film “Sicario,” dramatic thriller “Captive,” fantasy drama “Jem and the Holograms,” and horror adventure “The Green Inferno” are now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in “The Walk” as high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who attempts to execute a mad plan to walk the void between the World Trade Center towers. Charlotte Le Bon and Guillaume Baillargeon also star.

In “The Visit,” a brother and sister are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a trip, only to discover the elderly couple is involved in something disturbing. Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, and Deanna Dunagan star.

“Sicario” follows an idealistic FBI agent on a perilous mission with an anti-drug task force to aid in the escalating war at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro star.

Kate Mara stars in “Captive” as a widowed mother who is taken hostage in her own apartment. She faces a crossroads with her captor when they discover hope and light in the midst of despair. David Oyelowo and Mimi Rogers also star.

In “Jem and the Holograms,” the life of a small-town girls changes overnight when she takes on a secret identity as a mysterious singing sensation. Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, and Aurora Perrineau star.

From acclaimed horror director Eli Roth, “The Green Inferno” follows college activists as their plane crashes in the jungle and they are held captive by a cannibalistic tribe. Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, and Aaron Burns star.

To view trailers for these and other films, visit Suddenlink on YouTube.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Time to Edit Your Social Networking History?

laptop

As technology continues to rise in popularity, users sometimes find themselves regretting social media faux pas of the past. From deleting inappropriate photos to removing regretful comments, an occasional cyber trail check-up is important for everyone with an online presence, especially those looking to apply for schools and jobs.

A blog by SocialControl.com offers four tips for cleaning up your social media profiles and managing your online reputation going forward.