Singing Film Critic Completes First Summer Season Of Posting Reviews Of Blockbuster Movies

Establishes Online Home at

BALTIMORE - August 11, 2011 -- Leland, the Singing Film Critic, a hand puppet with googly eyes, a bulbous nose and a stylish tan hat, has completed his first season of reviewing summer blockbuster movies and has established an online home at

Over the past few months, Leland has sung his reviews of 12 movies: Thor, Priest, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, X-Men: First Class, Super 8, Green Lantern, The Tree of Life, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, rating each on a scale of 1 to 10. Each review runs about a minute and a half, and can be viewed on his new website.

Leland’s unique sense of humor and rhyme may be conveyed by the following snippet of his Priest review: “Oh, Priest / Was bad to say the least / I prayed to the Lord / Let this film have a good story / Instead, I was bored / With vampires so gory...” Addressing Paul Bettany, Priest’s leading man, Leland asks: “Oh Bettany... / Good film roles / Why can't you gettany?”.

Baltimore resident Alex Thaler, who created Leland and writes and sings his reviews, said, “Leland is proud of completing his first summer of movie reviewing. He’s already checking the list of fall releases and deciding what films he'll be reviewing next. At the same time, he is very happy to have a dedicated website,, as a showcase for his reviews.”

In early July, Dean Richards, Chicago film critic and entertainment reporter, talked about Leland on WGN-TV 9 News, and interviewed Mr. Thaler on WGN-AM radio.

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Pacific Crest Group Helps CB'a Brand Engine's Expansion By Providing Solid Back Office and Accounting Foundation

Leading Branding Agency Turns to Pacific Crest Group to Manage Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Automate Expenses and Timesheets.

LARKSPUR, Calif. (August 11, 2011) – Pacific Crest Group (, the Bay Area service firm that optimizes finance, human resources, and IT so their clients can build their business, has been helping Bay Area start-ups and small businesses build the back office infrastructure they need for growth. One Sausalito branding agency, CB’a Brand Engine, has been working with Pacific Crest Group to help the company expand following its recent launch as a new joint venture of two established branding firms, and the opening of a Chicago satellite office. Thanks to Pacific Crest Group’s expert accounting and CFO-for-hire services, the launch of the newly formed CB’a Brand Engine has been smooth and seamless for its clients.

CB’a Brand Engine is a branding and design company that provides naming, product design, and packaging for a variety of consumer brands such as Hewlett-Packard, Avery Dennison and Purina. According to Will Burke, CEO of CB’a Brand Engine, when Sausalito-based Brand Engine started the new joint venture with the French branding firm CB’a Brand Ignition, they had to integrate their operations in such a way that it would not disrupt their current business. This required creating an umbrella company to centralize accounting and expenses, while not affecting billing structures for clients.

Working with Pacific Crest Group has really helped smooth our transition as we merged the two companies,” said Burke. “Their accounting professionals are sticklers for creating well-defined accounting procedures, and making sure we have the right structure in place and the right people to make sure those procedures are followed. Creating that foundation made it easier for us to manage expenses, payroll, and cash flow, and still keep things simple for our clients.”

The newly formed CB’a Brand Engine also opened a Chicago office to support a large client contract. As part of the expansion, Pacific Crest Group added new software to handle timesheets and expense reports. They also set up virtual access to accounting resources so employees from any location could access the same forms and procedures. As Burke puts it, “Now we are a single office which makes account procedures a lot easier.”

Burke also relies on TJ Van Voorhees, one of Pacific Crest Group’s founding partners, to lend his expertise to guide the firm’s growth as outsourced CFO. “We have established a level of trust with TJ,” said Burke. “He understands the goals of the business and offers expert advice on how to achieve those goals. And since he is coming in from the outside, I know we can count on him for objective, honest counsel.”

About Pacific Crest Group

Pacific Crest Group works with entrepreneurial organizations to help them unleash their potential by eliminating the friction and chaos caused by business processes. Founded by a team of entrepreneurs with expertise in accounting and finance, Pacific Crest Group has built its reputation by identifying organizational needs and opportunities for improvement, and optimizing financial procedures, computer systems, and human resources so clients can focus on their core business. Pacific Crest Group approaches financial and business management like a consulting physician, with an understanding that some problems can be isolated and fixed while others need a more holistic approach. The result is eliminating obstacles such as broken financial processes or cumbersome IT systems so clients can focus on business growth.

The firm is based in Larkspur, California. For more information, visit Pacific Crest Group online at

Franka Winchester
Pacific Crest Group
(415) 461-2586

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638

Glenmore Healthcare is the Leading Provider of hCG for Weight Loss in Calgary

Glenmore Healthcare and Wellness is the longest standing provider of safe and effective hCG for weight loss in Calgary. Since opening in December 2010, over 300 patients have lost weight utilizing the IAPAM's exclusive hCG Protocol, offered in Calgary only at Glenmore Healthcare. Worldwide, over 14,000 patients have successfully lost weight using the IAPAM's hCG Diet.

Calgary, Alberta, August 11, 2011 -- hCG has been used as a weight loss aid for over 50 years, and since being showcased on the Dr. Oz Show in February 2011, and also in Dr. Oz's interview in First for Women Magazine's June 27th, 2011 issue, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity in the US and Canada. Patients can access this safe and effective physician-supervised weight loss program in Calgary at Glenmore Healthcare (

Glenmore Healthcare's exclusive hCG Weight Loss Program is a proven medical solution for optimal weight loss and management. Based upon the successful protocol originally developed in 1954 by Dr. Simeons, and detailed in his report, Pounds and Inches, and refined by the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine ( in 2010, the Glenmore Healthcare's hCG medically supervised weight loss program is built around a low calorie diet coupled with the administration of the pharmaceutical grade of the naturally occurring hormone, hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin). Glenmore Healthcare follows the IAPAM's hCG Weight Loss Protocol, which has been administered to over 14,000 patients around the world with consistent weight loss results. The IAPAM's hCG Weight Loss Program is the only endorsed hCG weight loss protocol available to physicians.

Patients participating in the Glenmore Healthcare’s hCG for Weight Loss Program are monitored by a licensed physician who specializes in hCG for weight loss. Labs and vital statistics are recorded prior to starting the program. Patients at Glenmore Healthcare have lost as much as 20 pounds in our 26 day program, and 35 pounds in our 43 day program. At the end of the program, clinic staff test a patient’s RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) with the same equipment as used on NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

The FDA states that, “HCG is a hormone extracted from the urine of pregnant women. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain problems of the male reproductive system and in stimulating ovulation in women who have had difficulty becoming pregnant. No evidence has been presented, however, to substantiate claims for HCG as a weight-loss aid.” This is absolutely true if homeopathic hCG is taken, or the entire protocol is not followed. hCG taken on its own will not result in rapid, safe weight loss. It is very important that when a patient undertakes an hCG weight loss program, that they complete it under the supervision of a physician, and strictly follow the entire detailed protocol, as is done at Glenmore Healthcare.

For more information on hCG and weight loss or to book a consultation, please contact Glenmore Healthcare at 403-452-5699 or

About Glenmore Healthcare

Glenmore Healthcare is Calgary’s premiere provider of hCG medically supervised weight loss programs, and health and wellness services to individuals in the Calgary area. For more information on Glenmore Healthcare's hCG program and aesthetic medicine services, please contact Jeff Russell, Director, Glenmore Healthcare at 403-452-5699 or

Glenmore Healthcare (Glenmore Landing)
A305, 1600 - 90th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5A8
Tel: 403-452-5699
Fax: 403-452-7296