The Legend of Tarzan – In theaters July 1, 2016 (giveaway ends 6/30/16)


Legend of Tarzan Movie Poster

Coming to theaters on July 1, 2016 is the live action adventure The Legend of Tarzan. 

The film stars Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street).

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, the Captain America films), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Gladiator), Oscar nominee John Hurt (The Elephant Man, the Harry Potter films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained).

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

I have always liked the story of Tarzan. There have been so many movies made based upon the character. I actually got into the character/films when Johnny Weissmuller played the role of Tarzan. He made several Tarzan films in the 30’s and 40’s.

Did you know that Tarzan creature, Edgar Rice Burroughs, wrote over two dozen Tarzan books from 1912 – 1965? No wonder there have been so many Tarzan movies over the years. Filmmakers have a lot of material to work with thank to Rice Burroughs’ books.

Check out the trailer for the new Legend of Tarzan film.


It looks awesome. I am especially impressed by the special effects. It looks like an epic film too.

If you would like to learn more about the film you can visit the Official Site. Be sure to “like” The Legend of Tarzan on Facebook and follow the film on Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #LegendOfTarzan.

The film is rated PG-13.

In honor of the film’s release I have a $25 Visa gift card for a “date night at the movies” to see The Legend of Tarzan.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to reply promptly (no later than June 1st) or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize?

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Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas


Shaun the Sheep

Are you a fan of Shaun the Sheep? I am. Ever since the first time I caught one of the shows on television I was hooked. In fact, I own several Shaun the Sheep DVDs.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, Shaun the Sheep is a series done in the Claymation syle. If you think about the classic holiday shows like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and A Year Without Santa Clause – those were all done in Claymation. New movies include Frankenweenie, Coraline and ParaNorman.

Shaun the Sheep is made by the same people who bring us Wallace and Gromit. 

Shaun the Sheep is unique because there are no words. After all, sheep can’t talk. The main person in the series, the farmer, doesn’t use words either. He mostly grunts and makes sounds.

What makes this show so funny is the expression on the faces of the animals that live on the farm. They crack me up! I will actually laugh so hard that I’ll cry.

There is a brand new Shaun the Sheep DVD now available – Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’ Llamas.

The farmer and his dog Bitzer go to the country fair. Unbeknownst to them, Shaun has tagged along.


At the fair Shaun spots three fun loving Llamas. Shaun really likes them and want them to come back to the farm with the farmer, so he tricks the farmer into bidding on them at auction. His trick worked because the farmer brings the trio back to Mossy Bottom Farm.

Shaun and the rest of the animals that live on the farm were initially thrilled about the new additions to Mossy Bottom Farm – that is until the Llamas prove to be a handful. What was once fun and exciting has now been turned into total chaos thanks to their new friends.

This is a fun special – perfect for the Shaun the Sheep fan in your life.

The DVD has a run time of 59 minutes. It’s not rated (it’s safe for children – it’s mostly slapstick humor).

There are some bonus features worth checking out too.

  • “Meet the Llamas” Featurette
  • “The Director’s Perspective” Featurette
  • “Behind the Fleece” Featurette

Be sure to check them out to get a better perspective on this special Shaun the Sheep episode. They will give you a much better appreciation for what goes on to bring these characters to life.

There are also two bonus episodes you can’t miss either – Cheetah Cheater and Zebra Ducks of the Serengeti. Funny! Funny! Funny!

Look for Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas where ever DVDs are sold.

Below is a preview for this DVD/special for your enjoyment.



*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Partying with Shrek and Friends with a Shrek Movie #Swampathon



My family and I are huge fans of the Shrek movie franchise. Whenever we see one of the films come on television we always end up watching it. The original film is our favorite one. We even quote lines from that film.

We were sent the complete movie collection (all four movies) to watch a Shrek movie marathon (aka #Swampathon). I wasn’t sure if my teens would go for it – but they did! We also received other fun goodies like plush Shrek character key chains, green popcorn (it tasted apple flavored), Shrek mugs, Shrek ears, Gingy cookie cutters and Pin the Tail on Donkey game.


So that no one got tired of seeing Shrek and friends I split the movies up during the day. We didn’t watch them back to back. Instead we watched the first two films back to back, then watched the third film in afternoon and the last film in the evening. That gave my kids time to get things done (my son had a final to study for) and me time to prepare some fun Shrek related treats for my family.

We started the day off with a breakfast Donkey would have loved – Waffles! Of course I had to “Shrek them up” a bit, so I topped them with green tinted whipped topping and gummy snakes.


I almost forgot! The day before our #Swampathon, when I was at work, I drew a picture of Shrek and Donkey to get into the movie spirit. I tried to draw the dragon (Donkey’s wife) but I messed up. That is why the picture is cut out.


I’m not an artist, but I do love to doodle. I think Donkey turned out good – even though you can only see the top of his head.

I made an assortment of goodies throughout the day. My kids were happy to try them out. My husband – not so much. I think all the green turned him off.





The top photo is Apple-Pear applesauce. Next is lime Jell0 with pineapple, followed by vanilla pudding I tinted green. In the last photo I made cupcakes with green frosting and gummy snakes hidden inside. The frosting looked greener in person.

I thought about green colored lunch and dinner foods, but I thought that might be overkill. So we just ate regular, non-Shrek foods.

Pin the Tail on Donkey (pictured above) was fun. I actually planned on making my own Pin the Tail on Donkey game. I’m glad that I was sent one to use. I was going to try and make one out of poster board and cardstock. I might have been able to doodle Donkey from behind. Tails are easy enough to make.

We also received green face paint. No one in my family was brave enough to wear it.


I completely forgot to make the Gingy cookies. I had a recipe to make them from scratch, but I’m not a good baker so I opted to use a pre-made gingerbread mix instead. I totally forgot about them. When I remembered it was after 9:00 PM at night and I figured it was too late (plus I was tired). It’s OK. I’ll make them another day.


My daughter got creative with the cupcakes I made and made a Shrek face out of some of the goodies I had available for my family.


I’m impressed. She did a good job.

Of course we had to have green beverages to drink. I picked up a green juice for my family to enjoy with their frosty Shrek mugs.


My whole family was a bit reluctant to try the green popcorn, but after I was brave enough to give it a try and realized it had an apple flavor to it, they all tried it (except my husband). My kids liked it too.


Personally, I thought it was a fun challenge to come up with movie themed goodies for my family. I thought it was going to be hard, but in all honesty it was pretty easy to come up with fun things my family would enjoy.

I was a great day over all. Even my teens enjoyed Pin the Tail on Donkey, which I thought they would grumble about thinking it was a “kiddie game.”

I also thought everyone had enough of Shrek. The next day Shrek came on one of the premium channels and my husband and I ended up watching it again. What can I say, you can never get too much of Shrek.

If you want to learn more about our #Swampathon, check out my Instagram and Twitter pages.

Look for the Shrek four movie pack where ever movies are sold. You can also look for a special 15th Anniversary edition of the film as well.

Are you a fan of Shrek? Which film is your favorite? Which is your favorite Shrek character?



*I received a free movie screener and other goodies in exchange for doing this post. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 


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Fun family movie night idea – movie Bingo



My family and I enjoy watching movies together – aka – “Family Movie Night.”

I have to admit that the older my kids get the harder it is to have a Family Movie Night. Take for example tonight. We were planning on watching Eddie the Eagle, which is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. It was going to be my husband, myself and our two kids, but our daughter got called into work. She missed out on all of it.

Tonight was did something a bit different than just watch the movie. We played Bingo based on what we saw in the film.

Fox Home Entertainment sent me a Eddie the Eagle Bingo “kit” that consisted of playing cards and playing pieces to mark the spots on our Bingo boards – chocolate! In hindsight I should have popped them in the fridge before playing the game. The chocolate had melted a lot. Thankfully we were still able to use them to play with.

ETE Bingo

In addition to the Bingo cards and chocolate playing pieces we also received three adorable branded sweater mugs, hot chocolate packets, t-shirts for me and my husband and letters to iron on and personalize the shirts. Sadly, my shirt was way to to small for me and we don’t have an iron, so only my husband was able to enjoy the shirt (he said it was comfy).

It’s been very hot and humid all day today. Prior to putting in the movie we cranked up the air conditioner to cool thing down inside. The best we were able to do was just shy of 80 degrees inside our home. Watching a movie about the Winter Olympics and drinking hot chocolate in 80 degree weather was a bit odd to say the least, but it didn’t matter. We still enjoyed ourselves.

In case you are unfamiliar with the film, Eddie the Eagle is a true story about Eddie Edwards. It stars Taron Egerton a Eddie, Hugh Jackman and Christopher Walken.


Taron Egerton co-stars alongside Academy Award® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

*Actor, Les Misérables, 2012

You can read my review of the film here – Eddie the Eagle – Available on Blu-ray/DVD June 14, 2016. I am also giving away a copy of the film on that post (the giveaway ends on June 26, 2016).

There are special features included with the Blu-ray/DVD edition of the film.

Special Features

Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle Documentary

  • All or Nothing: The Hero’s Heart
  • An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary
  • Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps

Still Gallery


I recommend watching the Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle Documentary and all it’s sub-features. It gives you great insight behind the real Eddie the Eagle.

I like the idea of playing a Bingo game based on the film. It was fun and something we have never done before. I think it would be fun to create other Bingo boards for other movies we watch, and use other goodies as game pieces (mix it up a bit). Maybe over the summer I can create a blank Bingo board and make up other Bingo sets for movies that we watch. Of course it would have to be for movies we have seen before (otherwise I wouldn’t know what to put on the boards).

If you would like to see more images from tonight visit my Twitter and/or Instgram pages.

Look for Eddie the Eagle where ever movies are sold.

Have you seen the film yet? If so, what did you think about it?



*I received a free copy of the movie and other goodies in order to do this post. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Prepare yourself for pure “Panda-monium” – Kung Fu Panda 3 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016 (giveaway ends 6/30/16)


Kung Fu Panda 3

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD June 28, 2016 is the third installment in the popular movie franchise Kung Fu Panda, appropriately titled Kung Fu Panda 3.

All of the beloved characters return for the latest film, plus you’ll be introduced to even more fun friends.

After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda 3 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also one of the top five grossing films of 2016 worldwide.

Kung Fu Panda 3 Group Photo

Kung Fu Panda are one of those types of films that children and adults can both enjoy. As an adult, I think the Kung Fu Panda movies are a lot of fun and very entertaining. I have not seen the third installment yet but I am anxious to see it.

Kung Fu Panda 3 is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2016. It is currently available on digital download.

There are plenty of fun bonus features to check out too.

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 3 Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD includes:

Feature film in high definition

Special Features:

  • Everybody Loves a Panda Party – Join Po and the entire cast of lovable pandas to sing-along and learn why everybody loves a panda party in this all-new presentation.
  • Po’s Posters of Awesomeness – Po leads a deeper exploration of the awesome art in Mr. Ping’s hut as the posters come to life and illustrate his hilarious stories.
  • Panda Paws – Watch the enormously talented panda ribbon dancer Mei Mei starring with Bao in an exclusive animated tale.
  • Make a Panda Party Paper Pal – Learn the mystic art of paper folding and create a village of panda pals as Po hosts this fun and entertaining tutorial.
  • Play Like a Panda – Adorable overload! Learn all about real baby pandas, their amazing lives, and their remarkable playful ways.
  • The Origin of “Skadoosh” – For the first time ever, Po reveals the extra-super-secret origin of his world-famous catchphrase.
  • Faux Paws Deleted Scenes – Discover fascinating story insights with this revealing collection of deleted footage you couldn’t see in theaters!

Look for Kung Fu Panda 3 where ever movie are sold on June 28, 2016.


To get you excited about the film’s release I have some fun FREE printables that you can save to your computer, print out and enjoy with your family. Simply click on each film name to save to your computer and/or print out.

Kung Fu Panda 3 – Paper Tigress Toy

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Coloring Page 1

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Kung Fun Panda 3 – Coloring Page 3

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Coloring Page 4

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Kung Fun Panda 3 – Coloring Page 6

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Coloring Page 7

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Connect the Dots 1

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Connect the Dots 2

Kung Fun Panda 3 – Connect the Dots 3

Kung Fu Panda 3 Blu-ray

I also have a Blu-ray copy of Kung Fu Panda 3 to give to a lucky reader, compliments of Dreamworks.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on June 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. The winner will be contacted via email and will need to reply promptly (no later than June 1st) or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win a copy of this film?

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Disney’s Moana coming to theaters November 2016. Check out the trailer!



Coming to theaters on November 23, 2016 is the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Studios – Moana.

Moana stars the voice talents of Dwayne Johnson and new comer Auli’i Cravalho.

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess & the Frog) and produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), Moana sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

Fun Fact: Filmmakers auditioned hundreds of talented young women throughout the Pacific Islands before finding the gifted Native Hawaiian Auli’i Cravalho, who did not initially pursue the coveted role. The film’s Hawai’i-based casting director recalled her singing performance from a video submission for a fundraiser/talent showcase and asked Auli’i to come in and try out. Three auditions later, including her first trip to Burbank, Calif., she earned the title role, thanks to raw talent.

Check out the film’s trailer.


It looks really good. I especially love how realistic the scenery looks. I also love the pig, Pua. I need to get a plush version of him (her?). How cute!

For more information about Moana you can visit the official website, Disney.com/Moana. You can also follow the film on Facebook and Twitter. In addition you can check out Disney Animation on Instagram and Tumblr.

What do you think about the film? Do you think you’ll go and see it in theaters this November?

Moana SS #1


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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