Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Berenstain Bears' Please & Thank You Book Review and Giveaway!

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I have always loved The Berenstain Bears'!!!  I love all of their books and the television program as well.  My kids have honestly grown up on the books,  We read them on every occasion that we can.  We have books for every life event: Too Much Homework, Peer Pressure, etc.  Well recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing the book: The Berenstain Bears: Please & Thank You Book.  I have been trying to teach Ava her manners in every instance that I can.  She knows to say please when she wants something.  It's so hard to say no to her because she is so darn cute with her "Pretty Please!"  We are working really hard on Thank You!  I guess once she gets what she wants she doesn't care as much to let you know she's appreciative.  Each child needs to learn their manners so the book The Berenstain Bears: Please & Thank You Book is great for all of our little ones who need some help remembering when to say "Please", "Thank You" and "You're Welcome!"

This book is a hardcover board book, so it's perfect for our little ones!  Mama Bear makes cookies and her cubs all want one.  They are reminded of the proper thing to say: "Please, may I have a cookie?"  Mama Bear is happy to give them a cookie when they use their manners.  In this crazy day and age when life is so busy, it really is nice to go back and work on our manners with who else but the Berenstain Bears!  We all remember growing up with these awesome books!  Teaching our own kids their manners just became more fun with the loveable Berenstain Bears!  Pick up your copy of The Berenstain Bears': Please & Thank You Book today!

Synopsis:

Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962 and the Bear family celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012! Here the charming and lovable Bear family is once again introducing children to the typical issues and questions that they face every day.

In The Berenstain Bears’ Please & Thank You Book, little readers are introduced to the importance of manners, through gentle reminders given to Brother, Sister, and Honey as they await their milk and cookies. The short story and well-loved characters provide toddlers a perfect introduction to valuable life lessons and routines.

About the author:
Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Though Stan died in 2005 and Jan in 2012, Mike carries on his parents’ love of creating Berenstain Bear stories from southeastern Pennsylvania, which looks a lot like Bear Country.


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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Penguins of Madagascar Blu-ray Giveaway!

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 “Hilarious! A zany blast the entire family will enjoy.

Nothing but non-stop fun and laughter!" – Shawn
Edwards, FOX-TV 

Perfect for Easter Gift Baskets, the Blu-ray™ and DVD Come With Two Hopping Penguin Toys Available for a Limited Time

LOS ANGELES, CA – They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

 PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more.




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The Best of Me Blu-ray Giveaway! #BestOfMeInsiders

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The Best of Me

Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.

 For the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love.

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Strawberry Shortcake: Snowberry Days Giveaway! #SnowberryDays

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Strawberry Shortcake 35th Birthday Celebration Coming in 2015!

Strawberry Shortcake: Snowberry Days

‘Tis the season for winter fun in these berry cool Strawberry Shortcake episodes. A fun-filled playtime is interrupted when someone notices that the squirrels are low on supplies in “The Berry Long Winter.” Blueberry’s success with her own specially designed ice skates have the other girls feeling left out in “The Big Freeze.” And Raspberry’s spring fashion show plans are put “On Ice” when cold weather and an out-of-control fountain covers the catwalk fruit-colored ice. Join Strawberry and her berry best friends as they discover working with others ensures a Snowberry good time for everyone.

Timed to the release of Snowberry Days, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release 9 one-of-a-kind, limited edition puzzle faceplates in celebration of the 35th Anniversary.  Capitalizing on this iconic Franchise, these faceplates will be available for the first time ever to consumers to purchase and share.   Titles include: Berry Bitty Mysteries; Berry Friends Forever; Jammin with Cherry Jam; Bloomin Berry Garden; Bright Light, Big Dreams; Puttin on the Glitz; Glimmerberry Ball; Berryfest Princess Movie & Sky’s the Limit Movie - - Collect them all!

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LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway! #JusticeLeague #BizarroLeague

 
 


Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.



#JusticeLeague
#BizarroLeague

Available NOW on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack+Batzarro LEGO minifigure



 
 
 
 
Why you will LOVE The LEGO Bizarro Name Generator App:
  • Jen-Crush-Zarro-Mecca! Type in your name to reveal your Bizarro alter-ego - If you don’t like your name, press the refresh button or try again!  
  • Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the Bizarro League home today! 

 
 
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You can purchase the Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with Batzarro LEGO minifigure of LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League at the WB Shop for only $24.98!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up Review and Giveaway! - CLOSED!

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Last month Warner Brothers released a funny new DVD for all of us Tom and Jerry fans entitled: The Tom and Jerry Show: Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up.  My kids and I had a great time watching this cat and mouse duo and their hilarious escapades.  I remember being a kid and how much I loved the classic cartoon and now I'm so happy to share the new show with my kids!  This show never gets old!  This DVD contains 13 great episodes and features Tom, Jerry and their pals Spike and Tuffy.  The kids loved watching Tom and Jerry the detectives team up to find Spike's missing bone in one particular episode.  We all just love the hilarious antics of this loveable cartoon!  Hurry out and pick up your copy of The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up today!

DVD Synopsis:

There’s more laughs, chases and races when everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo storm back on the scene in The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up, available on DVD January 13, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). The Tom and Jerry Show, which premiered number one in its time slot on basic cable in April,* brings the legendary antics of Tom and Jerry to an all-new animated TV series. The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up is comprised of 13 episodes and will retail for $19.97 SRP.

The timeless adventures of Tom and Jerry are back in a brand-new TV show the whole family can enjoy! The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up features 13 exciting escapades featuring Tom and Jerry and their favorite pals, including Spike and Tuffy.  The pursuit takes off as Tom, Jerry and the gang fly through unfriendly skies in Just Plane Nuts. Detectives Tom and Jerry are on the case to find Spike’s missing dog bones in Bone Dry. Love is in the air when a mad scientist transports Tom and Jerry to Paris to meet a girl cat and a girl mouse in Molecular Break Up. Jerry and Tuffy cause havoc on a luxury cruise liner in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. These and several other hilarious episodes are featured in this entertaining set.

“With cutting-edge animation and innovative story-telling, The Tom and Jerry Show, has brought a classic cartoon to a brand-new generation of viewers,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up will delight viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring another entertaining Tom and Jerry release to consumers.”

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

Featured Shorts:

·         Turn About/The Plight Before Christmas
·         Tuffy Love/Poof!
·         Top Cat/Mummy Dearest
·         Domestic Kingdom/Molecular Break Up
·         Just Plane Nuts/Pets Not Welcome
·         Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’/Road Trippin’
·         Magic Mirror/Bone Dry
·         My Bot-y Guard/Little Quacker and Mister Fuzzy Hide
·         Pipeline/No Brain, No Gain
·         Cat Napped/Black Cat
·         Hunger Strikes/Gravi-Tom
·         Ghost Party/Cat-Astrophe
·         Curse Case Scenario/Say Cheese

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23 Blast Movie Review and Giveaway! #23BLAST

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I'm happy to tell you about a really great movie we watched recently entitled 23 Blast.  This is a great movie that is based on a true story about a high school football star that really is as brave as they come.  Sadly he contracts an infection that causes blindness - overnight.  As scary as that is and with the help of his parents, coaches, and friends he goes on to continue to play football.  This is an emotional movie about perseverance and I loved every minute of it!  Pick up your copy of 23 Blast today!  This is a great family friendly film - perfect for life lessons for your kiddos!

Movie Synopsis:

Rated PG-13 (brief drinking of alcohol on school property)  / 1h 42m

As a typical teenager, Travis Freeman (Mark Hapka) is a local hero both on and off the high-school football field in his small Kentucky town, but in 1997, Travis contracts an infection that destroys his optic nerve and renders him blind overnight. With the loving help and concern of his parents, physical therapist, coach and best friend, Travis demonstrates what true bravery is: He continues to compete on the gridiron and helps his team advance to the state finals.



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