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Rock Dog Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

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When it comes to watching family friendly movies, you can never go wrong with animation. I look for movies that tell a good story while being fun to watch. Rock Dog seems like it will fit the bill.

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When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Who doesn’t want to follow their dreams? I know I encourage my kids to do just that no matter what anyone thinks. Life just isn’t the same without dreams. Rock Dog sounds like a fun adventure that the entire family will enjoy. Plus the star of the movie is a dog and we love dogs in our family! I swear sometimes our dog Scottie thinks he human. He is scared of the dark and loves to be carried like a baby. He is pretty good at giving us the side eye too. We love him to pieces and could not image life without him.

Rock Dog opens in theaters February 24, 2017 starring Luke Wilson (Bodi), Eddie Izzard (Angus), J.K. Simmons (Khampa), Lewis Black (Linnux), Kenan Thompson (Riff),  Mae Whitman (Darma), Jorge Garcia (Germur), with Matt Dillon (Trey) and Sam Elliott (Fleetwood Yak).

Chasing their dreams one step at a time. See Angus and Bodi in Rock Dog in theaters February 24th.

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5 Movies I Want To See In The Next 30 Days

I was on my Sister In Law’s blog, Milwaukee Brown Girl, and saw a great post idea. It is called Friday Five. Every Friday you share a post about five things. I like the idea behind this because the topics will vary each week. This is perfect for me so here is my first post for Friday Five.

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I have mentioned before how much my husband and I love going to the movies. So much that I weekly date night includes a visit to our favorite theater.

5 Movies I Want To See In The Next Month

  1. Hidden Figures I have heard good things about this movie. I want to take my entire family to see it. I think it is important to see strong and smart Africian American women in a movie. The fact that it is a true story makes it even better.
  2. XXX: Return of Xander Cage This one snuck up on me. It has been 11 years since XXX: State of The Union. I did not think they would make another one. From the looks of the trailer it looks like it might be the best one yet. Lots of action which I love.
  3. Split I love a good thriller just as much as action when it comes to movies. I am a big fan of all of  M. Night Shyamalan movies because I can never figure them out and I am always surprised. Who else would think of a storyline where someone with 24 personalites kidnaps 3 girls?
  4. Fist Fight It is always great to see Ice Cube in a comedy.  Usually you see kids that involved in a last day of school fight. I think it will be pretty fun to see this twist with teachers.
  5. Sleepless  I am a sucker for cop movies. T.I and Jamie Foxx play dirty Las Vegas cops. Jamie Foxx’s son gets kidnapped in the middle of a internal affairs investigation. This looks like a good one.

I am pretty sure I will make it to see all of these. My husband lets me picks the movie so I don’t have to worry about trying to convince him to see anything.

What movies are you looking forward to watching?

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Family Movie Night With The Secret Life Of Pets and a Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

I know I am not the only person who has wondered what your pets do when you’re not home. Our dog Scottie finds a way to get into everything when are gone. I just imagine him running in and out of rooms, jumping on the couch or bed and messing with stuff he know he is not allowed to touch.

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From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The DVD and Blu-ray are available in stores everywhere now.

The Secret Life of Pets has an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.

We received the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Target Exclusive featuring 4 pages of decals.

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The combo pack comes with the Blu-ray, DVD, and a Digital copy. Plus, you can decorate your room, car, office, laptop, or wall with 4 pages of decals featuring main characters and their funny personalities.

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Since we love Family Movie Night, I got the family together to watch The Secret Life of Pets.

home theater signMovie night is not complete unless you have snacks. So we had some popcorn and treats. We found some The Secret Life of Pets fruit snacks along with the cutest stuffed animals at Target.

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This new release features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie plus Mower Minions which debuted in theaters. I love the Minions and I am happy that they had a mini movie. My family enjoys watching all the extra bonus content and there are some great bonuses included with The Secret Life of Pets.  The Hotdog Singalong with Max and Duke is cute and catchy. I can’t get it out of my head. I also liked the musical mash up of Snowball’s one-liners.

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I can definitely see this movie becoming a family favorite. It is fun to see life from the perspective of your pet. We laughed all throughout the movie.  It was so cute how Max looked at his relationship with Katie as them being soul mates, truly best friends. I always tell the kids to never forget about our dog Scottie. We see so much more of the world then he does but we are his world. All of the pets are funny but I think Snowball was the funniest. He was all about the struggle and liberating animals. Kevin Hart did a great job as the voice of Snowball.

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The Secret Life of Pets is not only a perfect gift for Family Movie Night but will make a great gift this holiday season. Make sure to grab your copy today!

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SING Movie Trailer and Prize Pack Giveaway

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SING is coming to theaters everywhere December 21st!  Kayla and I saw the trailer during the previews at the movies and it looks like a really fun movie. It is about stepping out of comfort zone and following your dreams. Checking out SING will be a great way to relax during the hectic holiday season.

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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal-some might even, say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

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Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Ash (Johansson),
a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo and Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies.

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Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.  And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

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Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love. Watch the new holiday video featuring a special message from Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly and don’t miss SING in theaters December 21.

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Click the picture below for 16 free printable activity sheets. These are a perfect way to to get excited for the release of SING.

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Sing hits theaters December 21. Get your tickets today on Fandango! They are my favorite app to use every week for getting our movie tickets.

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One reader will win a SING Movie pack that includes: $25 Fandango gift card to see the film in theaters with your family and a Stationary Set & Pencil with Topper.

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SING Movie Trailer

This seems to be the year for animation movies! Just in time for the holidays, Sing is coming to theaters December 21st.

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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.

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Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

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Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.  And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

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Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy.  Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception.  Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016.

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Holiday Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

My family can’t get enough of watching holiday themed movies. Even though we are only in the second week of November, I don’t think it is too early to start watching some of our favorites. I like to add some new ones to our collection too. This year it is the Holiday Double Feature of Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake.

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Tis the season to bring home some holiday cheer with Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake arriving as a special DVD double feature, as well as individually on DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.  Based on the animated television series “SantApprentice,” the perfect gift for anybody naughty or nice comes with jolly goodies including 16 winter themed decals to help spread the joy.

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In Santa’s Apprentice, starring Julie Gayet (My Best Friend, Select Hotel), Jean-Pierre Marielle (The Da Vinci Code), Max Cullen (The Great Gatsby, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Australia), Gabe Eggerling (The Kicks, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”), Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart.

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On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self-confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?

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In the sequel to Santa’s Apprentice, The Magic Snowflake, starring Vincent Grass (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Ernest & Celestine), Nathan Simony (Santa’s Apprentice, “Merlin”), the new Santa is a seven year-old boy.

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As Nicholas contracts the illness of those who want to grow up too fast: Grown-up-itis, The Council of Retired Santas is forced to relieve him of his duties and appoint an experienced Santa who will be able to manage the delivery in time. To get his job back, Nicholas must regain the innocence, freshness and carefree attitude of his childhood.

These are really cute movies.  There is nice message about believing in yourself and not being in a rush to grow up. I like that it is available as a double feature because you don’t have to go searching for the sequel.  The festive holiday wall decals are a nice bonus that the kids can use to help decorate the houe.

These perfect animated tales are filled with holiday magic for the whole family – great for holiday gift giving! The Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake double feature is ready for gift wrapping on DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.98. Each title is also available separately on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98 each. Both family-friendly animated tales are also available individually on Digital HD and On Demand.

Visit Go Watch It to find out more information about where you can purchase Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake.

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One reader will win a Holiday Movie Prize Pack that includes a $25 Visa Gift Card to plan a Family Movie Night during the Holiday Season and a copy of Santa’s Apprentice and The Magic Snowflake DVD Double Feature

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree DVD Giveaway

My Little Pony Equestria Girls – Legend Of Everfree sets up camp on November 1, 2016 in a Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Download combo and in a DVD + Digital Download combo from Shout! Kids.

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Fresh air – check. Starlit nights – check. Scary stories – freaky deaky! The Equestria Girls are leaving the halls of Canterlot High School for a field trip to Camp Everfree.

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However, they get more than canoeing and campfires when magic begins to wreak havoc on the camp.

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They’re surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen, and the girls seem to be developing new powers. The Equestria Girls will have to work together to control the magic or it will destroy their beloved camp!

I have always liked My Little Pony because it encourages friendship. The Legend of Everfree is a little spooky but still gets the message across that when problems arise you can handle them in a positive way. This is a fun and entertaining movie the entire family can enjoy!

Check out a clip from the movie below!

Free My Little Pony Equestria Girls Printable Coloring Sheets

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Different Freebies

Depending on where you purchase your DVD or Blu-ray, the freebie included is different:

  • For pony fans ordering their copy directly from Shout Kids, a free poster is included.
  • Copies of the film for sale in Walmart will include a pair of Twilight Sparkle barrettes!
  • Copies at all other retailers come with an adorable “Camp Everfree” sew-on camp patch.

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