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Sonic The Hedgehog Early Digital Release @sonicmovie #SonicMovie

3/27/20
Parents: if you are looking for a fun family film to watch while you're stuck at home social distancing, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG is releasing early to digital March 31st.

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Get ready for epic fun and super-sonic action when everyone’s favorite hedgehog races home in the blockbuster hit SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, debuting early for purchase on Digital March 31, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and for rental on demand or disc May 19.

The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with sensational bonus features: See Sonic the Hedgehog’s next adventure around the world in a new animation; get more of Sonic in deleted scenes; laugh at the hilarious blooper reel; explore the origins of the legendary blue hedgehog; see Jim Carrey bring Dr. Robotnik to life; watch along with awesome commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz; and more!  Plus, for a limited time, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo packs will include a printed, Limited Edition comic book featuring an adventure with Sonic and The Donut Lord.

Powered with incredible speed, Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic in an all-out race across the globe to stop Robotnik from using his unique power for world domination. Sonic teams up with The Donut Lord, aka Sheriff Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), to save the planet in this action-packed hit that’s fun for the whole family.

BONUS FEATURES ON DIGITAL*, 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, & BLU-RAY COMBO
  • Commentary by director Jeff Fowler and the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz
  • Around the World in 80 Seconds—See Sonic’s next adventure!
  • Deleted Scenes—Director Jeff Fowler introduces deleted scenes
  • Bloopers—Laugh along with Jim Carrey and the cast
  • “Speed Me Up” Music Video
  • For the Love of Sonic—Jim Carrey and the cast discuss what Sonic the Hedgehog means to them
  • Building Robotnik with Jim Carrey—See Jim Carrey bring supervillain Dr. Robotnik to life
  • The Blue Blur: Origins of Sonic—Explore the origins of the legendary Blue Blur
  • Sonic On Set—Visit the set with the voice of Sonic, Ben Schwartz              
The 4K Ultra HD Digital and 4K Ultra HD disc releases present the film in Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place audio anywhere in the room, including overhead**.  

Amazon: http://paramnt.us/GetSonicTheHedgehogBlu-ray

AppleTV: http://paramnt.us/WatchSonicTheHedgehogAppleTV




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I Still Believe Available to Rent This Month @istillbelieve #IStillBelieve

3/26/20


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Looking for a movie to watch while you are stuck at home during social distancing?  You can watch this film from the comfort of your couch, but make sure you have a box of tissues handy because it's going to be a tear jerker!  I have been looking forward to seeing I Still Believe; I have been a fan of Jeremy Camp's music for a long time.  His story is truly one that will touch your heart.

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The powerful true story of faith, hope, and love comes home when I Still Believe becomes available in households everywhere through Premium On Demand March 27 from Lionsgate. 

The film will be available to rent through On Demand platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play and cable providers starting Friday.
 
Experience the inspiring true story of music megastar Jeremy Camp and his remarkable journey of love and loss that proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy. 


Filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin (I Can Only Imagine) are “heartbroken” they can’t share the film on the big screen the way they intended, but they’re “proud to have the opportunity to share online a movie whose inspiring message of love, hope, and faith is perfect for these uncertain times.”

I Still Believe stars and features music performed by KJ Apa, alongside actors Britt Roberston, Melissa Roxburgh, Nathan Dean, with five-time GRAMMY Award® winner Shania Twain, and Oscar® nominee Gary Sinise (1994, Best Supporting Actor, Forrest Gump).
 
This Premium On Demand release follows a shortened theatrical window that began on March 13 garnering a 98% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes* earning $9.1M on its opening weekend.
 


OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes the uplifting true-life story of Christian music megastar Jeremy Camp. This inspiring tale follows Jeremy’s search for his artistic voice, leading him to his wildest professional dreams, as well as the love of his life. But Jeremy’s hope and faith are put to the test when tragedy strikes. I Still Believe is an incredible story of musical stardom, the heights of love, the depths of loss, and the healing power of the human spirit. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise.
 
CAST
KJ Apa                                    TV’s “Riverdale,” The Hate U GiveA Dog’s Purpose
Britt Robertson                       TomorrowlandThe Space Between UsA Dog’s Purpose
Melissa Roxburgh                   Star Trek BeyondDiary of a Wimpy Kid, TV’s “Supernatural”
Nathan Dean                           TV’s “The Originals,” “General Hospital,” The Roommate
with Shania Twain                  Trading Paint, TV’s “Broad City”
and Gary Sinise                      Forrest Gump, TV’s “Criminal Minds,” “CSI,” Apollo 13


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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 3/24/20

3/24/20
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I hope you all are doing well while being stuck at home.  Please check out these great giveaways this week.  Stay safe!

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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

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DOLITTLE Arrives on Digital and Blu-ray @dolittle #Dolittle #Sponsored

3/23/20
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Did you miss DOLITTLE in theaters?  If you're looking for a family film to watch while social distancing, DOLITTLE arrives on Digital March 24th and Blu-ray / DVD April 7th.  

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He’s not just a people person! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reignites a classic character, as Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: EndgameSherlock Holmes) stars in DOLITTLE, arriving on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020. 

Own the movie all the animals are talking about and go on an epic journey with a hilarious always cold bear, an anxious gorilla, a lovable giraffe, a ferocious tiger, and more! Fly behind-the-scenes with Robert Downey Jr. and the star-studded cast to explore the wild world of DOLITTLE.
The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last ChristmasLate Night), Academy® Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, “Mr. Robot”), Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), John Cena (“WWE”), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and more. The film is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: DOLITTLE. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer, The Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson). Catch incredible bonus content that you can only see on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital release showcasing the making of the film and insight to all the cast. 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • TALK TO THE ANIMALS – Dolittle is surrounded by a motley cast of characters. Take a peek at all the fun the cast had giving each of the animals their unique voice.
  • ROBERT DOWNEY JR. & HARRY: MENTOR AND MENTEE – Acting opposite a legendary actor like Robert Downey Jr. can be an intimidating experience, but Harry Collett handled it like a pro. See the unique bond the two actors formed on-set, and how Downey took the film’s young co-star under his wing.
  • BECOMING THE GOOD DOCTOR – See the process of how this team of talented artists brought this film to life, and how Robert Downey Jr. transformed into the iconic Dolittle. 
  • ANTONIO BANDERAS: PIRATE KING – Antonio Banderas discusses what attracted him to the project, his experiences working with Robert Downey Jr., and what he brought to the role of King Rassouli. 
  • THE WICKED DR. MÜDFLY – Who is the nefarious villain Dr. Blair Müdfly? Michael Sheen dives into his character's motivations for being Dolittle's foil.
  • A MOST UNUSUAL HOUSE – It takes a special home to accommodate humans and animals alike. Explore the unique rooms and modifications that allow Dolittle to house anyone or anything - big or small.

DOLITTLE will be available on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.




Dolittle has a great cast for the animal voices including Tom Holland, Emma THompson, Selena Gomez, Ralph Fiennes, John Cena, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Antonio Banderas, and Craig Robinson.  I wasn't sure what to expect with this version of the classic book "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle" as I've never read it.

It starts at a slow pace and takes a while to pick up.  I am glad I kept my younger five-year-old daughter at home as I don't think it would have kept her attention for the whole film.

The CGI animals were cute; the dragon might be a little scary for younger kids.  Some of the potty-type humor was a bit over the top (animal butts, farts), but for a kids film, I guess that is expected. The major themes of the film are dealing with grief, facing your fears, teamwork, and caring for animals.

Robert Downey Jr. is a great actor, but I found his British accent a little strange.  {Maybe because it felt like Iron Man was trying to be British.}   


Dolittle has some enjoyable moments, is pretty family-friendly,  has some good messages, and may get your kids interested in reading the book.  For adults, it may be something you'd want to skip and see on DVD, but kids may find it more enjoyable if they haven't seen previous versions.  (My nine-year-old hasn't seen any other versions and really enjoyed it)

Spirit Riding Free Riding Academy Coming To Netflix @dreamworks #SpiritRidingFree

3/20/20
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Coming to Netflix April 3

We are huge fans of DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free!  My daughters have fallen in love with the characters, especially Spirit. This family-friendly Netflix series has lots of great themes about friendship, getting along with others, hard work and determination. 

DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free has lots of action, adventure, and of course, beautiful horses.  If you're looking for something fun to binge watch with your kids during this time of social distancing, it's the perfect choice!

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There’s never a dull moment as Lucky, Pru and Abigail are preparing to leave Miradero on their exciting adventure as they move away to boarding school at Palamino Bluffs Riding Academy! But moving far from home definitely comes with challenges as the girls are faced with fresh responsibilities and experiences. From meeting their new competition, the BUDs, to fitting in among their fellow Foals (first-term students) their transition to the academy is anything but easy. Along the way the PALs will make new friends and explore their individual talents as they grow up and discover their new home together.  


Ride along as ​DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free Riding Academy t​rots onto Netflix April 3.


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This talented cast includes the voice of Amber Frank (Emma’s Chance) as Lucky, Sydney Park (The Walking Dead) as Pru, Bailey Gambertoglio (Bubble Guppies) as Abigail, Darcy Rose Byrnes (The Young and the Restless) as Maricela, Nolan North (Deadpool) as Jim Prescott, and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty) as Aunt Cora. This season also features great guest stars including Rhys Darby (Voltron: Legendary Defender​) as Headmaster Perkins and Rob Riggle (Modern Family) as Sergeant Major Schumann.





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