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The Secret Life of Pets 2 Coming to Blu-ray #TheSecretLifeOfPets2

7/19/19

New Movie Releases

My family is excited about the release of The Secret Life of Pets 2 to Digital August 13 and DVD/Blu-ray/4K Ultra August 27th!  

We were so bummed to miss it in theaters and have been waiting months to finally see it.  My daughters loved the first film, The Secret Life of Pets, and we are sure the sequel is just as funny!

The perfect movie for everyone arrives home this summer with the irreverent yet heartfelt sequel to the blockbuster sensation in The Secret Life of Pets 2, debuting on Digital August 13, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2019. 

From Illumination, the studio that brought you the original Despicable Me, Minions and Sing franchises, the highly anticipated follow up to the hit animated film led by a star-studded comedic cast reunites all of our favorite Pets and their growing families in a new chapter that explores the deep bond between them and the humans that love them. 

The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions of the film are packed with more than 90 minutes* of bonus content only when you own, including two brand new, laugh-out-loud funny mini-movies - Super Gidget, featuring the film’s adorable Pomeranian Gidget and her best friend Max and Minion Scouts, starring everyone’s comical little helpers, the Minions. 

Additionally included are deleted scenes, DIY and drawing tutorials as well as a special interactive Captain Snowball Motion Comic allowing viewers to direct our boisterous bunny hero on his next move exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions!  As the dog days of summer come to an end, join this endearing cast of four-legged friends for a quality movie night of family fun with the film that uniquely reminds us of why we love our own pets and what makes them so very special.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? 

Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler, Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) believes, despite the other pets’ teasing, that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Patton Oswalt (TV’s “A.P. Bio”), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Jenny Slate (Despicable Me 3), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Nick Kroll (Sing), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Ellie Kemper (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) in his first ever role in an animated film as new farm dog, Rooster.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL
  • Mini Movies
    • Minion Scouts – When Margo, Agnes and Edith return from Badger Scout camp, three of the Minions are entranced by the girls’ merit badges. Their own attempt at scout camp results in attracting a bear, eating poison berries and eventually blowing up a dam, creating a massive flood. But, when they arrive back home, the girls share their badges, encouraging the rest of the Minions to try their hand at scouting.

*DVD format includes over 75 minutes of bonus content


  • Super Gidget – When Max is kidnapped by an army of squirrels, Super Gidget is the only one who can save him. It turns out that Max’s captor is a flea with the power of mind control. Gidget must use her pluckiness, strength and smarts to save her one true love…until it turns out it was all just a dream.
  • The Making of the Mini Movies – Every Illumination film is accompanied by mini movies that are a production all their own.  Each film’s directing partners will explore how the mini movies were made.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Wake Up – Max and Duke have a new morning routine with Liam.
    • Duke Explores the Farm – Duke has a funny interaction with a goat.
    • Snowball Karate – Snowball does his superhero warm up.
    • Secret Confessions – Dogs gather to talk about their deepest secrets
  • A Tapestry of a TailThe Making Of – The plot of The Secret Life of Pets 2 involves multiple storylines ultimately coming together to create a larger than life tale. We talk with the filmmakers, editor and cast about the delicate dance of juggling multiple narratives in one movie.
  • How to Draw – Hosted by Head of Story, Eric Favela, follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn to draw Max, Snowball and Chloe
  • Frame by Frame: How to Make a Flip Book – In this DIY-style vignette, Head of Story Eric Favela will teach viewers about the essence of animation and how they can create their very own flip book animations at home.
  • Character Pods – Get a closer look at your favorite characters of The Secret Life of Pets 2 with these delightful character pods that might just give away a few more pet secrets.
    • Patton Oswalt – Max
    • Kevin Hart – Snowball
    • Eric Stonestreet – Duke
    • Jenny Slate – Gidget
    • Tiffany Haddish – Daisy
    • Lake Bell – Chloe
    • Nick Kroll – Sergei
    • Dana Carvey – Pops
    • Bobby Moynihan – Mel
    • Harrison Ford – Rooster
  • A Party Fit for a Pet – Using stop motion animation, this step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know to throw the very best party for your pet!
  • Pops’ Puppy Training School with Kevin Hart – Join Kevin Hart as he shows off his dog training skills.
  • Pets Yule Log – Sit back and relax in front of this exclusive The Secret Life of Pets 2 themed animated ‘Yule Log.’
  • Lyric Videos
    • ‘Panda’ Lyric Video
    • ‘It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Secret Life of Pets 2)’ Lyric Video

EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTrA HD & BLU-RAY
  • The Further Adventures of Captain Snowball (Interactive) – This animated ‘Motion Comic’ expands the world of our furry hero, Captain Snowball. Using a ‘superhero’ comic book style and custom animation, we discover more about the secret world of our caped crusader with a little help from our viewers. At key moments in the story, the viewer is presented with a choice: left, or right? Fight or flight? Their choice determines our hero’s next move!

EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTrA HD & BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
  • My Buddy and Me – We interview the Illumination cast and crew talking about The Secret Life of Pets 2 while holding (or trying to hold) their pets.
  • Pets with Jobs: A Documentary – We find and profile animals with special jobs – a service dog that detects when its epileptic owner is about to have a seizure; ponies that provide comfort to children with cancer; police dogs that go the extra mile to catch the bad guys. Meet some of the many animals who make the world a better place every day!
  • Relax the Cat: The Secret Life of Pets Massage – A professional pet masseuse shows the cast how to read signs of tension in their pet and use massage techniques to keep their furry babies relaxed and happy!
  • Production Pets – It takes hundreds of people to make an animated movie and a lot of those people have pets that can’t wait for them to come home. This piece is dedicated to all those faithful companions.






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Screening Passes to @Netflix film OTHERHOOD #Philadelphia

7/18/19
Coming to Netflix in August


The film OTHERHOOD is coming to Netflix and select theaters August 2nd. I have 50 free first come, first serve screening passes for a special screening on Monday, July 22nd at 7:00 PM at The Ritz East in Philadelphia. 

Following the screening, the audience will be invited to stay for a Q&A session live with the writer/director of the film, Cindy Chupack and star Jake Hoffman (Dustin Hoffman’s son). 


OTHERHOOD is Cindy’s directorial debut; she has been an executive producer on shows like SEX IN THE CITY and MODERN FAMILY.  

This would make a great Mom's Night Out with your friends!  {No children, this is a rated R for adults only film}


Synopsis
For empty nesters, what's the difference between letting your children grow up and letting them grow distant? This year, on Mother’s Day, feeling marginalized and forgotten, longtime friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York City to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process, they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change. A journey to relate becomes a journey of rediscovery that forces these women to redefine their relationships with their children, friends, spouses and most importantly, themselves.

Starring Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman, Jake Hoffman, Jake Lacy, Sinqua Walls, Heidi Gardner
Directed by Cindy Chupack
Produced by Cathy Schulman, Jason Michael Berman
Written by Mark Andrus, Cindy Chupack



Details:
Monday, July 22nd
The RITZ EAST 
125 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 
  7:00 PM (Arrive by 6:30 PM or earlier to secure your seats)

*Please note: If you receive a screening pass, RSVPs do NOT guarantee seats at the screening. If theater is overbooked, seating is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early. You and your guest must enter the auditorium together.

Hurry, deadline is Sunday!


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Also, my friend Kelly at Delco Deal Diva has a contest for 12 four packs of tickets.  Head to Delco Deal Diva to enter!

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.

BREAKTHROUGH


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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. 

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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. 

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.

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Matific Galaxy Giveaway Win 1 of 3 Single-Grade 1-year Access Accounts US only Ends 7/14

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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.

LITTLE


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}


LITTLE


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.


LITTLE



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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?  

Storm Boy Now Avail on DVD Plus #Giveaway @gooddeedent #Sponsored #StormBoy

7/5/19
Storm Boy DVD


Storm Boy, from Good Deed Entertainment is now available on DVD. It is an emotional film dealing with love, loss, family issues, friendship, cultural diversity and animal wildlife protection/conservation.


Storm Boy

About Storm Boy


A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale. ‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingleystarts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr. Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives. Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.

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Giveaway:  2 Readers will win Storm Boy on DVD



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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 7/1

7/1/19
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Happy 4th of July week!  

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.

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