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HBO’s Sharp Objects available now on Blu-ray and DVD

*I received a free screener copy to review, as well as promotional products. There was no compensation. 

Christmas is next week. That means that many people will have an extended weekend. If you are finished with your holiday shopping and wrapping, and if there are no holiday parties to attend, what will you do with all that free time? Perhaps you’ll want to binge watch your favorite series, or dive into another series that you’ve been meaning to check out, but haven’t done so yet.

If you are interested in something to binge watch (or simply watch at your leisure), you should check out HBO’s Sharp Objects. 

Sharp Objects is based on the book by the same name, written by Gillian Flynn. Gillian Flynn is the same author who wrote Gone Girl, which was also made into a movie.

Sharp Objects stars Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven.

I’m a fan of Amy Adams. I think she’s a good actress who is not always cast in the best of movies (she’s had a few “flops” along the way). I am also a fan of Patricia Clarkson after seeing her in Easy A. I have to admit that seeing her in Sharp Objects is polar opposite of her witty character in Easy A.

Adams & Clarkson

Amy Adams stars as Camille Preaker. She is a reporter working in St. Louis. She carries a lot of “baggage” including alcoholism, self harm and having to deal with the aftermath from a miserable childhood.

Camille’s editor assigns her to cover the murder of a teenage girl the previous summer, and the disappearance of another teenage girl. Could their be a connection between the two.

It just so happens that these events took place in the town where Camille grew up, Wind Gap, Missouri.

Camille is not too keen on the idea of returning to her home town. She does not have many happy memories from growing up there. She especially doesn’t want to see her mother, Adora Crellin (Clarkson), who still resides in Wind Gap, along with Camille’s younger sister Amma (Scanlen).

Life wasn’t always that bad growing up. Camille did enjoy skating around town on her roller skates, along with her other younger sister (who is no longer in the picture – I don’t want to give away all the series’ secrets).

Viewers get to see a lot of scenes involving roller skating. Even her youngest sister, Amma, uses roller skates to get around town.

I have to say that roller skating brings back fond memories for me. I went roller skating all the time with my cousins and my friends. Even though Camille’s childhood was back in the 90’s (and mine as the 80’s and late 70’s). I honestly didn’t think roller skating was a “thing” in the 90’s.

I used to skate for hours at a local roller skating rink. My friend and I would spend all day Saturday at the rink, roller skating, playing video games (while still wearing our skates), and noshing on French fries from the concession stand.

I find it interesting that Camille’s youngest sister, Amma, still uses roller skates. You’d think in this day and age she would be using roller blades or hitching rides with friends. I guess it’s because Wind Gap seems to work at a slower place. They are like their own little world.

Anyway… back to the story.

With each episode, viewers get a better understanding into the mind of Camille (and how messed up it is) through a series of flashbacks and present day. When I say “messed up” I really mean MESSED UP.

Camille’s mother, Adora, is “scary.” Not horror movie type of scary, but creepy, dark and “helter skelter,” kind of scary. Clarkson REALLY brings the character to life with her movements and facial expressions. Her character reminds me a lot like the mother and grandmother (combined) from the movie/book Flowers in the Attic. She does similar things too (I just won’t give it away what she does).

Camille is trying to help solve the murders, all while dealing with her own demons.

Will Camille find out who the killer is before he/she strikes again? Will she be able to come to terms with her own issues and find a way to move past them? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Sharp Objects. Look for it where ever Blu-rays/DVDs are sold.

I received a copy of the series to review, as well as the roller skates (featured above) and a bomber jacket, similar to the one worn on the show. How cool is that?

Sadly, the jacket is too small for me. I’m a plus size and the jacket i received is a medium. That’s OK because my daughter said she’ll take it (she’s a S/M size). It’s pictured below in this post.

I must say, the roller skates are a “blast from the past” and brought back a lot of fond memories from my youth. I felt like a kid again when I was lacing them up. Unfortunately, it’s been 30+ since I wore roller skates, so I’m still re-learning how to use them again. I nearly fell on my behind the first time I put them on. Thank goodness I was able to grab on to the couch.

I forgot just how heavy roller skates are. At first it felt like I attached weights to my feet, but once I got used to the feeling it was fine.

It’s going to take some time before I remember how to skate again. Plus I need to find somewhere that I can go roller skating (being winter doesn’t help). Our condo complex parking lot is a steep hill, so there is no way I’ll skate around the parking lot. I’ll go to one of the local parks when the weather is nicer.

Lacking up my new roller skates to practice skating again.

I’ve only watched three episodes thus far. I am looking forward to finishing up the series this weekend. So far, so good. I am really enjoying the series.

I haven’t read the book, but watching the series is like reading a good book. When you read a good book it’s hard to put it down. Watching Sharp Objects really keeps my attention and interest, so much so that I want to watch another episode as soon as I finish watching one. Due to my work schedule I have only been able to watch one episode at a time, which is why I’m looking forward to the weekend so that I can finish watching all of the episodes.

Cool, retro looking bomber jacket. I had something similar to this when I was a teen.

The episodes I’ve seen so far are not jam-packed with high octane action. This is a psychological thriller, not Fast and the Furious. The story line is building up towards something, which is why I can’t wait to see the next episode.

I’ll update this review post as soon as I had a chance to see the remaining episodes.

For more information about Sharp Objects, episode synopsis and more, visit the HBO website.

Have you seen Sharp Objects on HBO? If so, what do you think about the series? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Below is a teaser trailer for your enjoyment.

 

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy as well as branded/promotional products. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

What’s on Comet TV and Charge! this month

 

‘Tis the season for a plethora of holiday movies and television specials. I love them all. We try to catch all of the holiday movies and specials that we can. But sometimes you just want something non-holiday. If that is the case with you, perhaps you might be interested in a Babylon 5 marathon.

This Christmas, Comet TV is airing a Babylon 5 marathon starting at 10:00 AM (EST) / 9:00 AM (CST).

If you are unfamiliar with Comet, it’s a sci-fi network that airs popular series like Outer Limits and Stargate, as well as classic movies like the original Godzilla movies (my personal favorites).

Comet is a FREE streaming service that you can watch online, through Apple TV or Roku, as well as through some television providers.

Check out what’s playing this month. Please note, this is not all that is airing. These are just some examples.

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)
This Christmas, after you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C

 

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
There’s something sinister lurking in Black Hills Forest and missing girl’s disappearance is linked to the legend of The Blair Witch! A group heads into the woods to find out what happened and the footage found after will send a chill down your spine. Don’t turn your back because you don’t know what’s lurking behind you….

Saturday, December 15 at 5/4 C
Monday, December 17 1/Noon C
Thursday, December 20 at MIDNIGHT/11 C
Monday, December 24 at 2a/1 C
Saturday, December 29 at 12:30a/11:30 C

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The Terminator (1984)

The original classic that started the franchise is airing on Comet TV! Catch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in their classic roles trying to defeat Skynet from launching total human extinction. Relive the first time you heard, “Come with me if you want to live.”

Friday, December 14 at 3/2 C
Wednesday, December 19 at 10/9 C
Wednesday, December 26 at 1/Noon C

 

Area 10
The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you’re in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn’t have those Jeepers Creepers!

Weeknights at 10/9 C

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Shout
The Cat Creature
The Blair Witch Project
Disturbing Behavior
Runaway
The Terminator
Futureworld
To All a Good Night
Haunted Honeymoon
Old Dracula
Jeepers Creepers
The Curse
The Curse II
Panga

AND MORE…

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)
It’s a battle to the death! Buckaroo Banzai gets caught in the middle of two alien forces from Planet 10. But Buckaroo Banzai has the Overthruster which will bring the bad aliens back to their home planet, which the good aliens can’t allow to happen. Earth’s survival hangs in the balance!

Wednesday, December 12 at 3/2 C
Thursday, December 20 at 5/4 C

Another FREE television and movie streaming service is called Charge! It’s similar to Comet TV, except Charge! airs more action films and series, such as Rocky and the series CHiPS.

Charge! is available by the same means as Comet.

Check out what is airing on Charge! this month (along with their regularly scheduled programs).

Hurtin’ For A Burtin’
From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter (2000)

Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C
Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

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Chantastic Movie Marathon

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Supercop (1996)
Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)

Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C
Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C
Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

What do you think of both line-ups? Do you think you’ll be tuning in? Do you have a favorite movie or series from the ones listed? Feel free to comment and share you thoughts. I always enjoy reading comments.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I received some promotional “goodies” in exchange for my participation. Any opinion expressed is my own and not influenced in any way. 

Holiday Entertainment and Movie Gifts from Mill Creek Entertainment

 

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without watching our favorite holiday movies. My family and I love the classics like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life. We also enjoy the “new classics” like Jingle All the Way, Elf, A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

There is nothing better during the holidays then being surrounded by your family, sipping hot cocoa, snuggling under fuzzy blankets by the Christmas tree, watching a holiday movie.

We own a lot of holiday films, but there is always room for more in our holiday collection.

Mill Creek Entertainment carries a lot of fun and heart-warming holiday films. They also carry a lot of bundled movies, meaning you get more than one film in a package.

I was sent to review some delightful movies. Some were holiday movies, others are great for year round viewing (and would make great gifts!).

Holiday TV Classics

I LOVE this collection of holiday television shows. There are 49 in total – enough to keep your family entertained for hours. Almost twenty one hours to be exact.

The episodes come from well known shows, like The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Dragnet, Petticoat Junction, The Jack Benny Show and the Beverly Hillbillies. There are also some shows on there I have never heard of until now like Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion, General Electric Theater and Racket Squad. That’s OK. I love seeing new shows.

These episodes are old. I love the retro-classic look and vibe of the episodes. I especially get a kick out of how people dressed and looked back then. Things were so much different than they are today. I really appreciate the classics. It reminds me of my youth. NOT that I’m old… I just remember watching stuff like this when I was younger.

If You Believe & A Different Kind of Christmas

This is a double feature DVD set.

If You Believe stars Hayden Panettiere. It’s a modern take on the classic Scrooge story. Susan is not really joyful during the holiday season. It seems like her life is not working out the way she had planned. Nothing seems to be going right for her, that is until she meets an adorable little girl named Suzie who makes her see what the holidays are really about.

In A Different Kind of Christmas. Shelley Long plays a single mom who is running for the position of mayor in the town where she lives. That might not be that easy once people realize that the new man in town that thinks he’s Santa Claus is her father.

Both of these movies were enjoyable and entertaining. They have a classic “Hallmark Channel” movie feel to them. If you enjoy those types of movies (the ones that air on the Hallmark Channel), then you’ll certainly enjoy both of these films.

All I Want for Christmas 

In this romantic movie, a young by named Jesse hopes to one day have a new dad. Ever since his father died, his mom, Sarah, has been keeping herself busy and hasn’t really found someone.

After winning a contest sponsored by a toy company, Jesse and his mom are put in the limelight. Sarah’s single status is made public and suddenly she finds herself with more than she can handle. She goes on many dates but they never seem to work out. She does find that she’s being pursued by the toy company’s wealthy owner, Roger, but Jesse and his buddy Ben, are against their relationship. Especially because Ben realizes that he has feelings for Sarah.

Who’ll win Sarah’s heart? Ben or Roger?

Mill Creek Entertainment carries a lot of movies and shows I didn’t even know existed. One such movie is a holiday movie staring the super star dog of the 70’s and 80’s, Benji.

I LOVED the Benji films! They were my favorite when I was younger. I’m such an big animal lover, so I enjoy animal related movies. Benji was so adorable. I wanted to own him.

I have seen the original Benji films, but I didn’t know that there was a holiday Benji movie. It’s called Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story.

Wow! I am so surprised that I never knew this film existed.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

This is a cute movie. It’s a bit “cheesy,” but fun to watch none-the-less. I was a bit disappointed that Benji wasn’t really the center of attention in this movie (Santa was), but he’s still there and cute as ever.

I was very surprised at how short this was. It’s more like a television episode than a movie. I’m guessing maybe it only aired on television? I’m not sure. I’ll have to do some research.

If your child/children love cute dogs, and you are looking for a holiday family movie, Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story is a entertaining option.

Speaking of Benji, Mill Creek Entertainment carries a few different Benji movies, from the original (this will always be my favorite Benji movie) to a more “modern day” version of Benji  (there was one that was released in 2004).

Mill Creek Entertainment sent me a Benji movie collection featuring four Bengi movies. This collection includes the second film, For the Love of Benji which I love just as much as the original film (the original wins out as my most favorite).

So far my family has watched the original Benji. I have also watched the second movie (I was home alone that way). I’m glad that my kids got to experience something that brought me great joy as a child. They love Benji and both said we should look for a dog to adopt that looks like him. If only such a dog existed. I think he was one of a kind.

If you grew up watching this beloved canine, then you’ll certainly want to get your “paws” on this movie collection. It would also make a great gift for a Beni fan or someone who is into movies that bring back a bit of nostalgia.

If you are in the market for gifts of entertainment for people on your holiday shopping list, look no further than Mill Creek Entertainment. They have movies for every genre you can think of, from comedy to horror, and from westerns to musicals. They also have plenty of television series. I think their bundled movie (or television) collections are the best value. You can get HOURS of entertainment for around $20 (or less!).

Here are a few more examples.

The Wonder Years: Complete Series

My husband grew up watching The Wonder Years. He loved it as a kid. I honestly never watched it until we got married.

I have yet to watch this collection, only because I haven’t had the time. This will be great to watch on those cold and dreary winter weekends (or nights) when it’s too cold to go out of the house and do something.

I don’t find this on their website (yet). I guess it will be available soon.

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I LOVE horror movies. It’s my favorite movie genre. Even though moves of today’s horror movies are just silly, and they try and be more gross than scary, I am still on the look out for those little “gems” that pop up here and there.

Mill Creek Entertainment sent me the original Jaws. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing out.

Jaws is about a rouge Great White Shark that attacks the people on the picturesque island of Amity. Even when the chief of Police gets involved, this giant butcher from the sea will stop at nothing to stop anyone who tries to kill him.

This film made everyone who watched it re-evaluate going to the beach. LOL!

Shadow Stalkers is one of the many film collections available at Mill Creek Entertainment. This DVD collection features 10 movies. They range from the last 60’s to the late 80’s and feature actors like Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones and Karen Black.

  • Out of the Dark – 1988 
  • Happy Birthday to Me – 1981
  • Eyes of Laura Mars – 1978
  • Don’t Answer the Phone – 1980
  • Nightmare in Wax – 1969 
  • Bloody Pit of Horror – 1965 
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night – 1972
  • Funeral Home – 1980 
  • Don’t Open Till Christmas – 1984
  • Drive-In Massacre – 1974

As soon as I opened this DVD collection I had to watch Happy Birthday to Me, staring Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House on the Prairie). I have not seen the movie in DECADES. It’s about a group of students at an elite school who get murdered one by one. Are they random killings at the hands of a serial killer, or are these murders intentional? If they are, who is killing them and for what reason?

Eyes of Laura Mars is another great film. It’s about a fashion photographer (Faye Dunaway) that “sees” what a killer sees as he’s murdering her acquaintances, past lovers, and others around her. Then she “sees” that the killer is stalking her. It’s a weird movie, but really engrossing.

I’ve seen Silent Night, Bloody Night, but that was ages ago. The story is a bit “fuzzy” because I can’t remember much. Its the next movie in this collection that I plan on watching.

There are over 15+ hours of movies in this one collection. The whole collection sells for under $15. That is a great deal, especially for someone who loves horror/thriller movies.

The 12-Zombie Movie collection is an even better deal. It sells for only $9.98 and you get twelve films (16+ hours).

Here are the films in this collection.

  • Carnival of Souls – 1962
  • Dead Men Walk – 1943
  • Horror of the Zombies – 1974
  • House of the Living Dead – 1973
  • King of the Zombies – 1941
  • The Last Man on Earth – 1960
  • Mutant – 1984 
  • Night of the Living Dead – 1968
  • Oasis of the Zombies – 1981
  • The Snake People – 1968
  • Teenage Zombies – 1959
  • White Zombie – 1932 

Wow! Check out the dates of these films. Who knew that there were films about zombies back in the 1930’s. Vampires and Dracula I can see having films that old, but zombies?

I watched White Zombie because it stars Bela Lugosi. This is not a true zombie movie. I honestly don’t even know why the word “zombie” appears in the title. It’s an interesting film to watch, especially because of it’s age, but I wouldn’t use the term “zombie” for this film.

Night of the Living Dead is the original classic that really kickstarted the zombie genre. It’s the original film, not a remake. While I am partial to the film Dawn of the Dead (the original, not the remake) this one was still good.

I also watched Oasis of the Zombies. Wow… what a weird film. It has a bit of an “artsy” quality to it because of the unique angles in which things were shot. The story it’s self is weird, and the zombies are actually a bit creepy looking. It also features that crazy instrumental music that adds to the overall feel. It’s good, but it’s not something I would normally watch.

Mill Creek Entertainment sent me some other movies to review. I just haven’t had a chance to review them yet.

I received Designer Pups and The Astronaut Wives Club: The Complete Series. I’ll have to share my thoughts on these two titles in another post. I just wanted to include them here in case you were interested in them for yourself or for a gift.

As you can see, Mill Creek Entertainment has A LOT of entertainment options to choose from, for everyone on your holiday shopping list, from children to adults.

If you would like to see all that Mill Creek Entertainment has to offer, visit MillCreekEnt.com. You can also check out Mill Creek Entertainment on social media. All of their links can be found on the top right of their website.

Do any of these titles interest you? Do you like giving, or receiving, gifts of entertainment (movies, television)?

Kimberly

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

Celebrate Halloween with COMET TV

 

This is on my coffee table. Notice one of our cat’s eyes glowing in the background?

Are you a fan of horror movies? Is Halloween one of your favorite holidays?

I LOVE horror movies. I am a fan of the genre. I have been since I was a young girl. I even collect horror memorabilia (much to the dismay of my husband – LOL).

When it comes to holidays I’d have to say that Christmas and Halloween are my most favorite ones. I love Christmas for all the special moments spent with family and friends. When it comes to Halloween I enjoy decorating (the creepier the better) and all the horror movies that air all month long.

I’m not overly keen on “today’s” horror movies. The movies that come out now are just trying to be gross – not scary. You can have a scary movie without a drop of blood or a single intestine being ripped out. That is why I appreciate the movies I grew up with, as well as the horror films from a long time ago. Case in point – Nosferatu. That has to be one of the creepiest movies I’ve ever seen.

This month, COMET TV is airing a lot of awesome horror movies to keep you in the Halloween spirit. In addition, COMET TV offers viewers some great sci-fi flicks too.

COMET is a FREE streaming television service that you can watch online, via a Roku or Apple TV and through some television providers. Their specialty is sci-fi films, but they offer other fun things to watch too.

Check out what is airing on COMET TV this month.

Babylon 5 (series)

New on COMET in October! Creator J. Michael Straczynski’s ambitious and complex futuristic space opera charts five years in the lives of those aboard the titular 5-mile-long space station, where personal drama plays out against a tense political backdrop of looming war between bitter enemies the Centauri and the Narn.

In October, Babylon 5 airs every day at Noon/11 C and every night at 9/8 C

 

Hushaween (Halloween Marathon)

This Halloween tune in to COMET as they bring you the silent horror classics that will send shivers down your spine. Before Buffy, before Edward, and before a certain Count, there was Nosferatu. Catch the classic Vampire film, followed by The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Phantom of the Opera.

Halloween night October 31 starting at 10/9 C

Nosferatu
at 10/9 C

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
at MIDNIGHT/11 C

The Phantom of the Opera
at 2:30a/1:30 C

Midnight Movies

So you can’t sleep? COMET TV has the solution with cult classic midnight movies airing Mon – Fri! You can pencil in Night of the Creeps, get sucked into Vampires on Bikini Beach and do your best to escape The House on Haunted Hill!

Weeknights at MIDNIGHT/11 C

  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Cockney vs. Zombies
  • The Falling
  • After Midnight
  • Vampires on Bikini Beach
  • Wolf
  • Witchboard
  • Bats
  • Ghost Town 
  • Scarecrows
  • Night of the Creeps
  • Unspeakable
  • Pale Blood
  • Sugar Hill
  • House on Haunted Hill
  • The Rage: Carrie 2

And more much!

Long Shadows (1984)

Four horror masters team up for chills, thrills and comedy! Join Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine as they head to a seemingly deserted manor. One by one the visitors are picked off, and trapped in the giant estate! But who could be the killer?

Friday, October 26 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

You’ve heard of Carrie White, haven’t you? Well, don’t worry because she’s not here in the sequel to the classic, instead we get Rachel who inconceivably is Carrie White’s half sister. And… She’s also telekinetic! Say wha? It’s up to Sue Snell to try and save her from succumbing to Carrie White’s fate!

Wednesday, October 24 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

If horror movies are not your “thing,” you should check out what’s on CHARGE! this October.

Just like COMET TV, CHARGE! is an online, FREE, streaming service. They air a lot of action and adventure movies and series.

 

This month you can ride along with Jon & Ponch with CHiPs. You can also check out the film Warrior, also airing on CHARGE! this month.CHiPs (Series)

California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren’t very high — the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.

Weekdays at 11a/10 C
Weeknights at 6/5 C

Warrior (2011)

An estranged family finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places: the MMA ring. Tommy (Tom Hardy), an ex-Marine with a tragic past, returns home and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and former wrestling coach, to train him for “Sparta,” the biggest MMA tournament ever held. But when Tommy’s underdog brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), fights his way into the tournament, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart.

Saturday, October 13 at 5/6 C

What do you think about October’s line up? Will you be checking out COMET TV or CHARGE! this month? Are you already a fan of either (or both) free streaming services? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

 

Kimberly

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

Check out what’s new on COMET and Charge! for September (Giveaway ends 10/1/18)

 

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991 Japan) aka Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ
Directed by Kazuki Ohmori
Shown: Key Art

I’m not sure about your part of the country, but here in New York the temperature is already dipping. As I write this I am FREEZING! I had to put on our faux fireplace to take the chill out of the air (our condo board doesn’t turn on the heat until October 1st!).

When it gets colder, people tend to find activities to do inside where it’s warmer. For some people, that includes watching television and movies.

I’m glad that new series and new seasons are slowly premiering on network television. Sadly, there isn’t much on that interests me and my family. That is why we tend to watch other types of television service (streaming).

Are you familiar with COMET? I have written about in the past.

COMET is a streaming television service that you can watch online, via a Roku or Apple TV and through some television providers. COMET is free to watch and enjoy.

COMET is a Sci-Fi network that plays classic films and popular series like Stargate and Outer Limits.

One of my personal favorites that COMET plays are the old Godzilla movies. Growing up, I used to watch the old Godzilla movies with my father. We could sit there for hours and watch movie after movie. I have watched some of the old Godzilla movies on COMET over the past year. It’s my “go to” channel when there is nothing interesting on network television. Or I’ll watch it on my computer when my husband is watching football.

COMET has some great movies and series airing this month that you might want to check out.

 Space: 1999 (series)
Space: 1999 officially crash landed on COMET! The residents of Moonbase Alpha were just minding their own business when the nuclear waste stored there suddenly exploded, causing the moon to hurtle into space. After passing through a black hole and a couple random “Space Warps,” you begin to wonder, is there a mysterious force guiding them?

In September, look out for back-to-back episodes on Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 10/9 C.

Godzilla DOUBLE FEATURES
Godzilla wanted to move to Saturdays. We said OK! Through September, catch the mega monster films that rocked the planet and featured Godzilla going head to head with his infamous foes. Destruction begins Saturday, September 8 with Rebirth of Mothra and Rebrith of Mothra II.

Catch Godzilla Double Features on Saturday, Sept 8 starting at 2/1 C.
Saturday, Sept 15, 22 and 29th starting at 1/NOON C.

Q (1982)
Aztec Gods? Female Lizards? And a takeover of New York’s famed Chrysler Building? What’s a New Yorker to do? Rely on a criminal who has dreams of being a jazz pianist to find the creature’s lair and blackmail the city for directions! What, those aren’t on the subway map?

Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Dr. Who heads to the big screen and in color! After accidentally being transported to another planet Dr. Who and his friends come across a vial of drugs and head to a nearby city to investigate and find missing components of their Tardis. Say no to drugs kids! They come across the Daleks who take the components all while the good Doctor and his group suffer from radiation sickness! What can cure them? The mystery drugs they found… But an evil Dalek plot threatens the group and everyone who opposes the evil cyborgs!

Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
Peter Cushing stars in the role of Dr. Who and he discovers, after traveling to the future, that the Daleks have taken over the Earth! A band of resistance fighters are trying to stop the attack but everyone is brainwashed!

Remember, COMET is FREE to watch and enjoy. You can catch it live any time from you computer, phone, and television.

Check out COMET online at COMETtv.com. You can also find COMET on social media (all of their links are at the top right of their homepage). You can also find COMET on Roku and in the Apple Store (as an app).

There is another fun channel you might be interested in checking out. It’s called CHARGE! Like COMET, CHARGE! is free to watch online and check to see if it’s available in your local area.

CHARGE! offers viewers action-packed movies, series and sports entertainment. Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdowns and so much more.

Airing on CHARGE! in September.

 Rocky DOUBLE FEATURES
Yo Adrian! Catch up on Rocky I-V all month in September on CHARGE! There’s a double dose of boxing goodness every Thursday. Watch the blood, sweat and tears as Rocky battle foe after foe and continually forges on against all odds! He clearly has the Eye of the Tiger! Get pumped and watch the first five films in the Rocky saga and relive all the action, guts and glory!

Then catch a Rocky Double Feature every Thursday after that starting at 2/1 C and 8/7 C.

My husband is a huge Rocky fan. He is excited to watch the Rocky movies on CHARGE! We have them on Blu-ray/DVD but sometimes he’s too lazy to dig them out (LOL) and fight with our player to watch them on television (or play is “moody” and doesn’t always want to work for us). Watching online is so much easier.

Other great CHARGE! entertainment includes CHIPS, The Avengers, Ring of Honor Wrestling and so much more.

To learn more about CHARGE! visit WatchCharge.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

To get you excited about all the amazing content available on both channels, I have a fun giveaway. One lucky winner will receive…

  • A SUPER SOFT Space 1999 and COMET TV tee shirt
  • Rocky and CHARGE! “Clamshell” DVD case with includes a jump rope, “Mighty Mick’s” boxing gym towel and a Rocky sticker. 
  • One AWESOME Godzilla Funko Pop.

I received the same prize set for my participation. I LOVE the Funko Pop! Godzilla. I have been wanting one for a long, long time now. Not only do I college Funko Pops!, but I am also a HUGE fan of Godzilla (as mentioned in the beginning of this post).

This is a FUN prize package!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on October 1, 2018. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Each household is only eligible to win COMET TV + CHARGE! September Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

To enter, please comment on this post and tell me which movie/series on either COMET or CHARGE! that you are most excited to see. Or comment on your favorite movies/series that you’d love to see come to COMET or CHARGE! television?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I received the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Tra-La-Laaaa! The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants coming to Netflix on July 13, 2018

*This post is sponsored by Dreamworks Animation.*

Are you a fan of Captain Underpants? We’re fans. We’ve been fans ever since my kids read the Captain Underpants books when they were younger.

If you are unfamiliar with the book series, here is a brief synopsis.

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best buds who share a love of comic books and practical jokes – and a strong dislike for their cranky, fun-hating school principal, Mr. Krupp. When their over-the-top pranks get out of hand, the boys unleash their creative superpowers by transforming Krupp into the bumbling, briefs-baring superhero, Captain Underpants! The future of Jerome Horwitz Elementary is always in jeopardy, and it’s up to two prank-loving fourth graders and one goofy caped crusader to save it. What could possibly go wrong?

Trust me, a lot can go wrong. LOL!

Honestly, I thought it was an odd concept to have a superhero that wore only underpants, but after reading one of the books that our son had taken out of the library, I could see why the kids enjoyed the book series.

My husband and I went to see Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie when it was in theaters. We thought we would be the only adults there without young children in tow, but we were not. There were other adults in the theater without kids. I guess a lot of people, both young and old, are fans of the unmasked and undressed superhero.

Netflix is premiering the original series, Dreamworks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, on July 13, 2018.

From Peabody Award and Emmy-winning executive producer Peter Hastings, the series is based on the epic novels by Dav Pilkey that have sold more than 70 million copies worldwide. Pilkey himself has praised the show saying “I binge-watched all of the episodes in one afternoon…I couldn’t help myself. Peter Hastings has totally captured the craziness and heart of the Captain Underpants multiverse and I hope everybody will love the show as much as I do.  Kids have been asking for more Captain Underpants books for years, and to me it feels like we are getting brand-new books— except they’re animated!

Cool! I can’t wait to check it out when it premieres in a few days. This might be another binge-worthy series I’ll be watching on Netflix this summer (Netflix is GREAT for binge-worthy television).

Check out the opening credits.

 

Dreamworks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants features the voice talents of;

  • Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, “Stranger Things”) as The Narrator
  • Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”, “Married”) as Captain Underpants/Mr. Krupp
  • Jay Gragnani (“Bubble Guppies”) as George Beard
  • Ramone Hamilton (“Will & Grace”) as Harold Hutchins
  • David Koechner (Anchorman) as Mr. Meaner
  • Tress MacNeille (“The Simpsons”, “VeggieTales in the House”) as Ms. Hurd
  • Laraine Newman (“DreamWorks Trollhunters”)as Ms. Tara Ribble
  • Stephen Root (“Barry”, “King of the Hill”) as Mr. Morty Fyde
  • Jorge Diaz (“Elena of Avalor”) as Melvin Sneedly
  • Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers) as Melvin’s mom
  • Erica Lutrell (“Salvation”, “Steven Universe”) as Erica Wang
  • Dayci Brookshire (“Home Adventures with Tip & Oh”) as Jessica Gordon
  • Evan Kishiyama (“Mickey and the Roadster Racers”) as Steve “Gooch” Yamaguchi

I received a fun little Captain Underpants package from the studio to get me and my family excited about the new series, as if I needed another reason to be excited about the series (I already am excited – I think the stories are hysterical and the characters are charming).

The package included a super cute drawstring bag and a Dreamworks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants Wedgie Power Guidebook. The guidebook is a fun read, much like the Captain Underpants books.

In addition, I also received a DIY kit to make Harold and George sock puppets. The only thing missing is a hot glue gun to attach the pieces. I do have a hot glue gun, but it doesn’t work well, so I either need to sew the pieces on (which I can do) or look for fabric glue. I can’t wait to make them! They are going to look adorable!

Instructions to make George with the instructions for Harold on the back. You can see the socks and other materials needed to make the puppets. I can’t wait to make them!

Are you exited about Dreamworks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants? 

Are you going to check the series out when it premiere on July 13, 2018?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I received a free DIY mailer kit from Dreamworks. Thanks Dreamworks! There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.