[Video] Jubilee Project Releases Another Tearjerker About Unconditional Love

 

Jubilee Project has done it again. Their latest video “Blind Devotion,” which has us simultaneously crying sad and happy tears, proves that they’re masters at pulling our heartstrings.

Not familiar with Jubilee Project? According to their official website, they “make short films, PSAs and documentaries in collaboration with non-profits to increase awareness and inspire action. [Jubilee Project’s] vision is to produce entertaining content that will empower, enable, and inspire others to do good as well.”

And with over 172K subscribers on YouTube, they certainly seem to be doing a good job at that goal. “Blind Devotion” was uploaded onto their channel just a few months ago, but it has already gathered nearly 4 million views.

The premise of the short is simple enough: A woman explains the various ways she shows her devotion to her husband. But when their lives are flipped upside down, she has to deal with the guilt of being a burden to him. Of course, this only gives her husband an opportunity to show his devotion back. If you’ve given up on the idea of unconditional love, then you should definitely watch this.

“Blind Devotion” is the second short in a series by Jubliee Project which focuses on unconditional love. The series is in partnership with with Pastor Francis Chan and his latest book You and Me Forever. In the book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa explore what it means to have a fulfilling and successful marriage. Best of all, all proceeds from book sales goes to a good cause.

The official website promises:

100% of the net proceeds from You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity will go towards various ministries that include providing food, shelter and rehabilitation for thousands of orphaned children and exploited women around the world. We would love to raise $5 million, so please support the work now by ordering your own copy here or by donating directly to the project fund.”

 

Find out more about the book in the video below.

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[Video] Audrey Magazine Interviews Daniel Henney & Ryan Potter + Bloopers

 

The release of Disney’s Big Hero 6 on Blu-ray and DVD is less than a week away. Naturally, this seemed like the perfect time to reconnect with two of the film’s key voice actors, Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney.

…Who are we kidding? Any time is a good time to talk to Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney.

Potter voices Hiro Hamada, the main character of the film who leads the group of young superheroes that make up Big Hero 6. You may recognize Potter from Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas, where he proved that he doesn’t even need Hiro’s super suit to beat up villains in real life– he’s well-trained in martial arts. Daniel Henney lends his voice to Hiro’s older brother, Tadashi, who created the beloved Baymax. You probably recognize Henney as Agent Zero from X-Men Origins: Wolverine or as one of Audrey’s SHAGs (Smoking Hot Asian Guys) not one, not two, but three times.

When we last spoke to Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney together, the two admitted that they hadn’t actually met each other until after the film was complete. Well it seems like the months of promoting the film together have certainly made the two much closer. We were lucky enough to get the chance the interview Potter and Henney earlier this month. Needless to say, they showed off that brotherly bond and even tried to prank us. Check out the interview below and make sure you watch until the end for the adorable bloopers.

 

 

Don’t forget to watch our Valentine’s Day interview with Baymax and our interview with the directors of Big Hero 6, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

If you missed Big Hero 6 in theaters, you’re in luck. The Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is already available. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand will be available on February 24, 2015. Bonus features include deleted scenes and even the adorable short which opened for Big Hero 6 in theaters, Feast.

Be on the look out for updates on Big Hero 6‘s social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneysbighero6
Website: http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6/
DMA App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-movies-anywhere-watch

 

 

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[Video] SPAM Taste Test: Adults vs. Children

I don’t know about you, but coming from a Filipino household, I grew up with cans of Spam lining the food cupboard. It’s certainly not the healthiest of dishes, but you can bet that it got me out of bed excited for breakfast.

So what is Spam? Introduced in 1937, Spam is canned precooked meat. Although the origin of the name is still a mystery, many assume Spam means “spiced ham.” During WWII, Spam became a big part of the U.S. soldier’s diet because it was far too difficult to bring fresh meat to the soldiers. As a result, during the WWII occupation, Spam was introduced into Guam, Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines and other islands in the Pacific. Since Spam was affordable, accessible and had a long shelf life, it quickly became part of the native diets.

To this day, Spam is a popular food item in many parts of Asia. Even Hawaii incorporates Spam in a number of dishes such as the popular Spam musubi. But aside from Hawaii, the majority of the U.S. seems to have a negative impression of Spam. People seem to either think it’s “cheap” meat or they simply don’t know what Spam is altogether. That may explain all the confused looks in the following videos.

Recently Buzzfeed and REACT both decided to release Spam taste test videos. The difference between the two? Buzzfeed had adults try out Spam while REACT had kids try it out. Who likes it more? Who gets grossed out? Find out below:

I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t they cook the meat first? Sure, Spam is precooked meat, but it’s safe to say most of us throw it on a pan before eating it. In fact, many angry comments claim that the results of the videos would be drastically different had they cooked the meat first.

We’ll never know if that’s the case, but we do know that the reactions were generally the same in both videos. It seems you will either love Spam or hate it. If you’re one of the people who gets grossed out by the canned meat, maybe these Asian dishes will change your mind:

 

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[Video] Audrey Magazine Interviews Don Hall & Chris Williams, the Directors of ‘Big Hero 6′

 

With the Big Hero 6 Blu-ray and DVD release just a week away, now seems like the perfect time to catch up with some of the people who made this animated film possible. We’ve already spoken to Baymax, so now let’s focus on the brilliant directors behind Big Hero 6, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

These two have quite a bit to be proud of. Big Hero 6 received nominations for an Academy Award, an Annie Award, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. And let’s not forget the 5 awards it took home from the Visual Effects Society Awards.

Of course, we’re not too surprised. After all, Hall and Williams already worked together on Emperor’s New Groove. Don Hall has also worked on The Princess and the Frog, Tarzan and Chicken Little while Chris Williams has worked on Mulan, Wreck-It-Ralph and Frozen.

Earlier this month, Hall and Williams took the time to talk to Audrey Magazine about everything from how they’re feeling with the Oscars coming up to the challenges they faced while creating Big Hero 6. Watch it all below.

 

 

Be on the look out for our interview with voice actors Daniel Henney and Ryan Potter coming soon!

If you missed Big Hero 6 in theaters, you’re in luck. The Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is already available. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand will be available on February 24, 2015. Bonus features include deleted scenes and even the adorable short which opened for Big Hero 6 in theaters, Feast.

Be on the look out for updates on Big Hero 6‘s social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneysbighero6
Website: http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6/
DMA App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-movies-anywhere-watch

 

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[Watch] Baymax Asks Audrey Magazine Out For Valentine’s Day

 

We already have countless reasons to love Baymax (voiced by Scott Adsit), but the huggable robot from Disney’s Big Hero 6 recently gave us yet another reason to love him: He became our Valentine.

Audrey Magazine was lucky enough to interview everyone’s favorite personal healthcare companion earlier this month. Although we didn’t get to meet Baymax in person, this satellite interview from San Fransokyo was just as cute.

For all those who have not yet watched the film (and we highly suggest you change that soon), San Fransokyo is the fictional city where Baymax was created by Tadashi, the older brother of the film’s protagonist Hiro Hamada. It is also the home of Big Hero 6, a group of young superheroes including Hiro, Baymax and a group of Hiro’s closest friends.

In our interview, we catch up with Baymax about life in San Fransokyo and even find out what Big Hero 6 has been up to since we last saw them. The best part of this interview? We got ourselves a date for Valentine’s Day!

Be on the look out for our interview with voice actors Daniel Henney and Ryan Potter, as well as our interview with Big Hero 6 directors Don Hall and Chris Williams.

If you missed Big Hero 6 in theaters, you’re in luck. The Digital HD/Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is already available. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand will be available on February 24, 2015. Bonus features include deleted scenes and even the adorable short which opened for Big Hero 6 in theaters, Feast.

Be on the look out for updates on Big Hero 6‘s social media:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneysbighero6
Website: http://movies.disney.com/big-hero-6/
DMA App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-movies-anywhere-watch

 

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Another Heartwarming Life Insurance Commercial

Crying because of an emotional Thai video is not a new phenomenon. In fact, we’ve been guilty of it multiple times.

We cried during the three-minute video showing just how far a good deed can take you. We cried during the short which showed true love and bravery from a mother and, of course, we cried during the video which showed how strong the bond of family truly is.

Now, we’re crying again. This time, our tears are for a heartfelt life insurance commercial. The video shows a man who consistently does good deeds for others. Often, he sacrifices his own time, efforts, and money to help those in need.

For most of the video, strangers shake their head as he gives up all of his money to beggars on the street. By the end of the commercial, we are able to see what the kind-hearted man gains in return for his good deeds.

The video, which has gathered over 5 million views is winning the hearts of many. Watch the it below and let us know if it pulls at your heartstrings.

 

Jon M. Chu Directs The World’s Coolest Airline Safety Video EVER

If you’ve ever been on an airplane, you’re probably more than familiar with the standard, federally regulated safety procedures that the stewards and stewardesses explain at the start of every flight (cue hand motions to indicate where the emergency exits are).  It’s customary and expected, but, let’s be honest, it can be a little dry.  Though we fully appreciate and are very grateful for the explanations, sometimes we can zone out.

But Virgin America has changed all of that with this 5-minute clip that is slowly becoming a viral hit.  It’s being promoted as the first domestic pre-flight safety video set to song, and to be completely honest, IT’S AMAZING.

Under the eye of Asian American director Jon M. Chu (Step Up franchise, GI Joe: Retaliation), the video is set in a airplane hanger, with bright lights, a fancy dance routine and the catchiest Motown-esque track — complete with a rap break.  The video will play on Virgin America flights, according to Variety.

Though the video was just released on the 29th, it’s already racked up over 140,000+ hits.  With viewers already loving it, combining entertainment with safety has already “taken off” without a glitch.  Wanna take a peek, just take a look below!  And in their words (and we quote), get ready to “buckle up to get down.”

MUST SEE: The Most Elaborate Marriage Proposal in History

Back in a time long, long ago, marriage proposals were simple ordeals. You would bring your partner to some place special, get down on one knee, promise the world to them and just like that you were engaged. Simple right?

Well the rise in social media has made marriage proposals everything but simple. Now that we can all see each other’s method of proposing, expectations have shot up. As much as we hate to admit it, we now have grand daydreams of the extravagant moment when our hand will be asked in marriage. This leaves our poor suitor to shake their head at every new marriage proposal that goes viral. What is it this time? A proposal via hot air balloon? A flashmob? Fireworks? Whatever it may be, you can bet it’s elaborate.

A few months ago, we posted a video that turned heads. A woman asked her boyfriend to marry her with her own elaborate planning. But now, we’ve found a proposal that gives the phrase “over-the-top” a new meaning.

Creator of history’s most elaborate marriage proposal is Justin Baldoni. He arranged for his then-girlfriend, Emily Foxler , to meet him at the restaurant where they had their first date. There she finds a giant projected video of her soon-to-be groom explaining that he is not standing her up. He’s doing the opposite.

And this begins a 27-minute long proposal including everything from music videos, flashmobs, and movie trailers. Is it squeal-worthy or is it cringe-worthy? Some women are left in joyful tears and ask if Baldoni has a twin brother. Others have commented, “It makes those last 12 scenes of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy seem positively succinct, and it crosses the line between devoting noticeable time and effort to something and wasting half of your soon-to-be fiancee’s evening.”

Whatever your opinion may be, Baldoni succeeded with getting his love to accept his very epic proposal. Baldoni tells Inside Edition, “I am someone who I loves grand gestures. I love expressing my love in big ways.”

Even more surprising is the guest appearance of Korean American actor James Kyson. The 27-year-old, who is most known for his character Ando Masahashi on the NBC television series Heroes, is a must see in this video. Kyson dancing to Nsync, Boy II Men and Dancing Queen? Check it out for yourself:

 

Asian American Proposal Video: Girl Asks Guy to Marry Her — and Gets a Surprise Instead

If there’s one thing we can never get sick of here at Audrey – it’s wedding proposal videos. In the latest edition of adorable and heart wrenching wedding proposal videos – Vicky decides to take a step to where not many woman have ventured before – propose to her boyfriend of eight years. Jon had proposed to her more than once before, but she had always turned him down since she wasn’t ready before. Well, what better way to let him know that she was ready – by proposing herself.

Props to you Vicky – you’re one courageous woman. On the sweet side of it, Jon also has a surprise for her as well. Watch on!

(On a side note, is it just me, but the usage of ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri gets me EVERYTIME.)

vicky + jon — proposal from amy wan on Vimeo.

This is the Best Slow-Motion Wedding Video Set to ‘Blurred Lines’ EVER (You have to watch it!)

I’m a sucker for wedding videos. Ones that include touching speeches, wacky father-daughter dance sequences, wedding party dance sequences – you name it. However, this particular video has been making the rounds today – and for good reason.

The guys over at Super Frog Saves Tokyo (haha, love the name) put together this video compilation of the slow motion video booth they set up at the wedding of Quang and Ellie. I mean, what kinds of things could happen at a slow motion booth? Watch the video – and you’ll be pleasantly amused.

And hopefully you aren’t sick of this year’s summer anthem “Blurred Lines” just yet, but it’s the perfect song choice for the things that go down in this video.

Enjoy!

Quang + Ellie: Slow Motion Booth from Super Frog Saves Tokyo on Vimeo.