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BREAKTHROUGH Movie Review @SeeBreakthrough #Sponsored #BreakThroughMovie

7/16/19
This is a sponsored post with Fox Home Entertainment.


BREAKTHROUGH

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents BREAKTHROUGH, arriving on Digital July 2 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16.

When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

BREAKTHROUGH was the #3 film at the box office it’s opening weekend, eventually drawing more than $50MM worldwide, and continuing the trend of successful stories of faith being told on the big screen. With an A Cinemascore (one of the top nine films scored by audiences this year), Joyce Smith’s story of faith resonated with families everywhere.

“BREAKTHROUGH’s home entertainment release gives us an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible footage grabbed on set that we couldn’t include in the theatrical experience,” said DeVon Franklin, Producer of BREAKTHROUGH and well-known to faith audiences for theatrical hits including MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and THE STAR. “We included deleted scenes and bonus features with never-before-seen footage with cast and crew shot during the film’s production.”

Along with producer DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), the film was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (SEVEN POUNDS) from Joyce Smith’s own book (The Impossible). 


BREAKTHROUGH stars Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Yellowstone, SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Topher Grace (SPIDER-MAN 3, That ‘70s Show), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Marcel Ruiz (One Day at a Time), Sam Trammell (This is Us, True Blood), and Dennis Haysbert (24). BREAKTHROUGH is directed by Roxann Dawson (House of Cards, The Americans).

Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, BREAKTHROUGH’s message of hope and community will inspire the whole family.




BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features 
Include:
  • A Tapestry of Miracles: Making Breakthrough
  • “Carry My Soul” Phil Wickham Deleted Scene, and Optional Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Trapped in Icy Waters
  • Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Gallery



I was in the throws of parenthood when this story came out in the news.  I don't remember hearing about it but that is probably because I was dealing with teenage angst,  diaper changes, lack of sleep, and just trying to keep my head above water {like what I did there?}



The film is based upon the book by Joyce Smith, which I am now even more interested in reading after viewing the film.  

BREAKTHROUGH tells the true story of how her son John fell through the ice, drowned, and miraculously came back to life.

Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith) and Marcel Ruiz (John Smith, in bed) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

I'm already a huge fan of Chrissy Metz from This is Us, but wow, she is really amazing in this film!  She plays this emotional role so perfectly.  I was crying along with her in all of the hospital scenes.  Her performance is so moving and so real.

L to R: Isaac Kragten (Josh), Marcel Ruiz (John Smith) and Nikolas Dukic (Rieger) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser

BREAKTHROUGH deals with not only a major accident that transforms the lives of the family and people around them. It also deals with adoption and how it feels to be a teenager struggling to find your identity in a conservative Christian family.

Marcel Ruiz (John Smith) and Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser. TM & © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

No matter your beliefs or religion, you can't help but be moved by this miraculous story.  I don't want to give away any spoilers, but you will need tissues to watch this, especially if you're a parent.  It's an intensely emotional film about faith and family.

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 7/15

7/15/19
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Happy Amazon Prime Day!  While you're scoping the deals, don't forget to check out our great giveaways!

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

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3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 7/9

7/9/19
Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

It's hot outside, but the giveaways this week are even hotter!


Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

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LITTLE Movie Review #Sponsored #LittleMovie

7/8/19
This is a sponsored post with Universal Pictures.

Little

LITTLE is available on Digital and releasing to DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow July 9th.  It's the perfect laugh-out-loud film for a girls' night or date night.   While the film is named LITTLE, it's not for little ones, as it has a PG 13 rating for language and suggestive situations.


The big boss gets a small dose of karma in LITTLE, an inventive new twist on the “body swap” comedy. The film arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 25, 2019 and on Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand July 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “big fun” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), LITTLE shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic and heartwarming film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes packed with lively exclusive bonus features including a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious “mockumentary” featuring Regina Hall and a special “Assistant Survival Guide” presented by Issa Rae.



LITTLE is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Regina Hall (Girls Trip, “Black Monday”) and Marsai Martin (Black-ish) both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae (“Insecure,” The Hate You Give) plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, LITTLE teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves.

Filled with laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end and amusing bonus content, LITTLE makes the perfect movie for a Girls Night In! The film is based on an idea by Marsai Martin, who also serves as an executive producer, alongside Regina Hall, Preston Holmes (Girls Trip, Night School), and Josh MartinLittle is directed by Tina Gordon (What Men Want, Drumline), produced by Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School), and also stars Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”, A Bad Moms Christmas).

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD and digital:
  • Gag Reel
  • More Than a LITTLE Talent – A behind-the-scenes look at the dream cast that brings Black Girl Magic to the silver screen.
  • Regina Goes Method – A look at Regina Hall’s unique approach to playing the character of Jordan Sanders.
  • Marsai Martin Presents… – Journey with Marai Martin as she tours around the set interviewing the filmmakers and crew.
  • Black Momma Whuppin’ Situation – Go behind-the-scenes of the hilarious parking lot fight with Issa Rae and Marsai Martin.
  • Issa Rae’s Assistant Survival Guide – Issa Rae shares tips for surviving a boss from hell.

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My husband and I watched LITTLE for our at home date night.  The basic premise of the film is that Jordan Sanders is a not- so-nice business woman who treats everyone badly, especially her assistant April.   While she is at work, a young teen girl visits and wishes that Jordan were little.  And the road to Jordan's come-uppance / learning her lesson begins. 

We both laughed a lot throughout the film!  It reminded me a bit of 17 Again with Zac Efron.  Can you imagine your adult self waking up in your 13 year old body?    Would you want to?  {I don't think you could pay me enough to be 13 again}


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Marsai Martin is the perfect choice for 13 year old Jordan Sanders.  She has sass, charm, confidence, and you really believe she is the same person as her adult counterpart.   She really steals the show!

The movie has more than comedy, it also has heart and deals with issues which both adults and teens can relate.  One major issue is bullying; it's not easy being a teen and how we are treated at that age can have long term effects on who we are as adults.    It's a good film to sit and watch with your teens.  It may bring good discussions about how we should treat others, not judging people on appearances, and friendship.


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Disney's Live Action Mulan First Look Trailer #Mulan

7/7/19
Disney's Mulan

Disney's Mulan, the epic tale of a fearless young woman who risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known, opens in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.  Check out the teaser trailer below.


Mulan
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When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”







What do you think of the trailer?