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Move Review & Giveaway – Mom’s Night Out (ends 9/15/14)

 

Mom's Night Out

Available today on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download is the comedy film Mom’s Night Out.

Mom’s Night Out stars one of my favorite actresses, Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings triology) and country music superstar Trace Adkins.

Allyson (Sarah Drew) is a frazzled mother of three young children. She tries to be the best mother that she can be but she tends to get overwhelmed at times.

One night she breaks down and hides inside her closet. When her husband Sean comes home he joins her in the closet to comfort her. While in the closet Allyson notices a pair of high heel shoes that she loves and hasn’t had a chance to wear in years.

With her husband’s encouragement she decides that she wants to have a Mom’s Night Out with two of her friends – Sondra, the pastor’s wife and mother to a rebellious teenager, and Izzy, a mom who is expecting again and is afraid to let her husband know about the wonderful news.

The girls plan on getting dressed up and going out to eat at a fancy restaurant that they heard good things about. The plan had their husband’s getting together and taking care of the children for a few hours. After all, they kids are with their fathers, what could possibly go wrong?

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A LOT can go wrong!

From a stolen car to a missing baby – even arrests – A LOT does go wrong.

Will anyone make it through the night? Will this be the first, last and only Mom’s Night Out ever? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Mom’s Night Out which is available today where most movies are sold.

There are several bonus features included on the Blu-ray and DVD for the film.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD are loaded with family-friendly bonus materials, including a blooper reel, deleted scenes and commentary with the Erwin Brothers and producer Kevin Downes.  Fans can also enjoy special featurettes, including a discussion with filmmakers in The Heart of Mom’s Night Out, giving the back story that inspired the film as something their wives and mothers could relate to. The Art of Improv is an exploration into the film’s experimental improvisation, and The Art of Action gives fans a deconstructed look at the film’s car chase sequence.

Bonus Features:

  • Commentary with Directors Andrew & Jon Erwin, as well as Producer Kevin Downes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel

Special Featurettes:

  • The Heart of Mom’s Night
  • OutCasting Mom’s Night Out
  • The Art of Improv
  • The Art of Action

The film is rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. It runs for 98 minutes.

This is a cute movie, and funny too. I think most moms will be able to relate to this film and see themselves in one of the mom’s. I used to see myself as Allyson, the young mother who is totally overwhelmed by everything. Now I can relate more to Patricia Heaton’s character Sondra because I’m now dealing with teenagers.

This film deals with parenthood, marriage, friendship and love all rolled up into one crazy adventure.

If you are looking for a fun film to watch with your family, or looking to host a get together with your best mom friends, check out Mom’s Night Out.

You can check out www.MomsNightOutMovie.com for more information about the film.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

I have a copy of the film Mom’s Night Out that I can give to a lucky winner. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply 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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Kimberly

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

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Movie Review – Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

 

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Available today on DVD is the horror film Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.

I have seen Cabin Fever, but not Cabin Fever 2. I am not sure if this is the third film in the series or something entirely different. There wasn’t even a cabin in this film (it was a research facility). Patient Zero would have been a more appropriate title.

The film starts off with people dressed in haz-mat type clothing entering a home. There they find a dead man and other man who is alive.

We next see the man that was found alive (Sean Astin) being held prisoner at a research facility. He’s being kept there because there is a virus outbreak and he has not be affected by it – therefore he is some how immune to it. The researchers want to examine him to figure out why he has this immunity.

Next we see a group of people gathering for an upcoming wedding. For his bachelor party the groom’s friends rent a boat and want to take him to a deserted island for one last “hoorah” before the wedding.

The group take off on the boat and travel far away to a deserted island. Before heading off to the island they see a building on the island but their ship’s captain assures them that no one is on the island.

Once the group settles in two of them take off to do some snorkeling. Initially they don’t find any fish – or any other living creature – in the water. Then they happen across a plethora of dead and decaying fish. They immediately get out of the water.

The girl starts to develop a nasty rash and feels sick. The rash spreads to the point that she’s in a lot of pain. They need to find help and get her off the island to seek medical attention.

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The group is unable to reach anyone by phone so two of the men take off to the deserted building to see if anyone is there who can help them or if they can find another way to get help. What they find is a deserted research facility.

They are not alone on the island or in the building. They soon stumble across zombie like beings. As they try and escape them they get deeper and deeper inside and underground facility being chased by zombies.

Will the group be able to get off the island before it’s too late? Who inhabits the island? How did these people turn into zombies? Who was the man that was rescued and being held by researchers? Is there a connection? To find out you need to pick up a copy (or rent) Cabin Fever: Patient Zero available today wherever most movies are sold.

This film is classified as a horror film but I didn’t find it scary.

If you love gore and a lot of blood you’ll enjoy this film. There was certainly a lot of it.

Die hard horror movie fans will be bored and not amused by this film. For those who are easily scared and squeamish about gore you’ll enjoy this one.

The film had potential but it didn’t seem to pull it off. It was like two movies in one only coming together at the end. The ending also left me scratching my head. I don’t really understand what happened. I might have to pop the movie in the player again to re-watch the last 5 minutes to see if I can figure out the ending.

Here is the film’s trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

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

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The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs Sept. 2, 2014 on ABC

 

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I rarely post press releases on my site, however every now and then something comes along that I feel my readers might be interested in. This is one of those situations.

Disney’s Frozen is by far a hugely popular film. I work with children and almost every day at work I hear children signing “Let it Go”, or they are wearing Frozen clothing or carrying Frozen toys. The other day a little girl brought in her own box of Frozen facial tissues and she didn’t even have a cold. She just loves the movie and carried the box around with her.

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 airing at 8:00 PM (EST) on ABC there will be a special called The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic. 

The program is hosted by Josh Gad who is the voice of the super popular snowman Olaf.

This exclusive special features interviews with the films cast including Kristen Bell, Indina Menzel (or “Adele Dazeem” if you are John Travolta – ha ha), Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, John Lasseter (I met him!) and the Frozen film making team.

This is an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the making of this modern movie based on the timeless tale with a look towards the next chapter for Anna, Elsa and friends. You’ll also get a sneak peek of Big Hero 6 which is the next film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The special ventures behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award®-winning film Frozen, now the biggest animated feature of all time.   A breathtaking and fantastic saga, the special tells the real story of making a modern movie based on a timeless tale that nearly overnight became a cultural touchstone for legions of fans.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Viewers will get a rare look inside Walt Disney Animation Studios and unprecedented access to the creative team that brought Frozen to life. Throughout the one-hour special, the audience will hear from “Frozen” stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the directors, songwriters, producer, artists and chief creative officer John Lasseter—the team who dreamed of making a cherished Hans Christian Andersen story into a big-screen animated musical.   Viewers will take a journey to the beautiful Norwegian villages and landscapes that inspired the look of the fictional kingdom of Arendelle  and see images and footage from the research trips to Norway, Quebec and points beyond that helped create the film’s unforgettable look and feel.

This special will also include some exciting announcements about the next chapter of Frozen and a never-before-seen preview of Frozen characters Anna, Elsa and Kristoff on an upcoming episode of ABC’s smash-hit Once Upon a Time.

The program will culminate in an exclusive sneak peek at the action-packed comedy-adventure Big Hero 6, currently in production at Walt Disney Animation Studios –under wraps until now – as the team prepares their next big-screen epic.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is hosted by star Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and features interviews with Frozen stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) and Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa) as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and “Frozen” executive producer John Lasseter, Academy Award®-winning filmmakers, including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, producer Peter Del Vecho, and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. This one-hour special will also feature exclusive insights and commentary from art director Mike Giaimo and talented artists from the art direction, animation and effects teams. The exclusive sneak peek of Big Hero 6 is presented by the film’s directors, Don Hall and Chris Williams.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic is produced by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon is senior executive producer and Rudy Bednar is director of The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic.

It sounds interesting and I plan on tuning in.

I am also a HUGE fan of Once Upon a Time and I’m excited to see how that story line plays out.

Will you be watching tomorrow night?

Is your family a fan of Frozen?

Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed unless otherwise noted are my own.

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Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends available on DVD September 16, 2014 and FREE Coloring Page. Giveaway ends 9/16/14

 

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Attention Strawberry Shortcake fans young and old – a brand new Strawberry Shortcake DVD is going to be released on September 16, 2014!

I used to LOVE Strawberry Shortcake when I was younger. I even had a Strawberry Shortcake doll. I wish I knew what happened to her. There were other dolls too, but I only had Strawberry Shortcake.

The new DVD is called Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends.

It’s friends first for Strawberry Shortcake and her favorite gal pals in Berry Best Friends! When Orange Blossom’s general store overflows with a new line of fruits and veggies, she tries to handle all of the details without any help from others, and, as a result, she’s exhausted! Strawberry is excited to be building a new marketplace, but has a tough time learning how to graciously say, “no, thank you.” Both soon learn that talking about what you need is the berry best thing to do. When the BFFs form a new band called Strawberry and the Sweet Beats, they’re all jazzed to head out on the road…except for Orange, who is afraid to admit that she doesn’t want to leave home. Once she tells her friends how she feels, she’s ready to set out for a rockin’ good time!

It sounds like a cute DVD. I haven’t seen it yet but I am expecting a copy to review any day now.

The film will also be available on VOD (video on demand) on September 16, 2014.

The film is 70 minutes long and is rated G.

The DVD is being released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programming.

The DVD also comes with some special features;

  • Printable Coloring Page
  • Bonus Digital Copy of Berry Best Friends
  • Bonus Digital Copy of Strawberry Shortcake: The Sweet Dreams Movie (for a limited time).

Speaking of coloring page, here is a cute coloring page you can print and enjoy with your family.

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I’m going to print out several copies and bring them to work and share with the children I work with. They love to color and I know the girls will love this.

I also have a copy of the DVD to give to a lucky reader, compliments of Fox Home Entertainment. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on September 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what types of foods would you like to cook in the T-Fal OptiGrill if you were the lucky winner?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I will be receiving a free copy of this film in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Movie Review: Jersey Shore Massacre

 

Jersey Shore Massacre

Available today on DVD is the film Jersey Shore Massacre. It’s also currently available on Video on Demand (VOD).

The film’s executive producer is none other than Jennifer “JWOWW” Farley who was one of the cast members of the MTV series Jersey Shore.

I’ll admit that my husband and I would watch Jersey Shore. It was our “guilty pleasure”. We didn’t see it as legitimate entertainment but more so something to laugh because the cast members and the situations they got themselves into were just plain ridiculous.

I wanted to review this film because I thought it might be a spoof of the series (to some extent). Aside from wanting to hang out on the beach, drink, dance and “hook up” that was where the similarities ended. I also wanted to see if any of the cast members in this film were similar to anyone from the series. Aside from some familiar names, there was not.

Jersey Shore Massacre starts off with a group of girls fro New Jersey (complete with accents, big hair and tight clothing) getting together to spend some time down at the shore. The girls had rented a house on the beach but find out when they get down there that the landlord had already rented the house to another group of girls with a similar last name.

The girls had no where to stay and were afraid they would have to go home until one girl called her uncle who had a home near the beach. The uncle said that the girls could stay at his place because he was currently on house arrest at his other home (the uncle is a mafia member).

The girls head to the uncle’s house which happens to be located deep in the woods in the New Jersey Pine Barrens . It’s a big, beautiful house with a pool and near a lake, but far from where the action is at the shore.

Boredom quickly set in and the girl decided to take a Jersey Devil Tour. The Jersey Devil is a creature that supposedly lurks in New Jersey. All the girls go except one who stays behind to be with her boyfriend.

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On the tour the girls learn that the locals are not too keen on outsiders, and if I recall correctly they were “inbreds” too (meaning they bred with each other).

The next night the girls go into town to hang out at the beach. One girl stays behind to be with her boyfriend. She is later murdered unknown to the girls.

On the beach the girls meet a group of guys who agree to meet up with them later that night at a night club. After the club the guys go home with the girls.

Back at the house the girls and the guys start to couple up, and in some cases “hook up”. One by one they are also picked off by an unknown murderer.

Who will survive? Who is murdering them? Is it the Jersey Devil? Is it one of the inbred locals? To find out you need to pick up a copy or rent Jersey Shore Massacre.

I’ll have to forewarn you that there is nudity, sex, bad language and graphic violence. I sort of expected this with film knowing how the people from the series were.

I would not consider this a horror film so much as a comedy/slasher film. There is a lot of blood, heads being whacked off and other gross things. I actually closed my eyes at one point because a girl was being attacked and her chest was being slashed opened and I honesty thought they were going to have a (fake) boob implant pop out (it didn’t).

Overall the movie was pretty silly with a splattering (no pun intended) of blood and beheadings.

Here is the trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

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

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FREE Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Activity Sheets

 

Disney Alexander

Coming to theaters on October 10, 2014 is the latest Disney feature film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  The film is based on the popular book by the same name which was published in 1972. The story was written by Judith Viorst and illustrated by Ray Cruz. The book has more than 2 million in print and it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book.

There are sequels to the book – “Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday” (1978) and “Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995).

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Check out the trailer.

 

The film looks funny. Even my hard to impress teenagers think it looks funny.

If you’d like to keep up to date on the film you can “like” the film on Facebook (Facebook.com/DisneyAlexander). Be sure to follow Disney Pictures on Twitter too (@DisneyPictures).

Here are some activity sheets based on the film that you can enjoy. Simply click on the link below each image to get the image you can save, download and/or print out.

Cake

Happy Birthday Cake Coloring Page

Colorng Page

Baby Coloring Page

Hanger

Door Hangers

Hop and Seek

Hopping Hide & Seek

Recipe

Crustless Quiche Recipe

Kimberly

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

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