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2.3.13

Scooby Doo and the Mask of the Blue Falcon

Scooby Doo and the gang have been around as long as I can remember, although truthfully, I have no clue how they used to do so much... you know, before the days of the internet!!!! 
In the Mask of the Blue Falcon, Velma learns of a mystery on their laptop...   The gang is heading to a Comic Convention and Shaggy tells Velma she is not allowed to mess with the laptop until after the convention, as they don't want to have the mystery interfere with their fun at the convention... 
I thought this was a great Scooby Doo Movie, as it had a cartoon I LOVED as a kid... with the characters trying to defend the honor of a cartoon hero they loved!!!!


Synopsis:
Get set for superhero hi-jinks and adventure in Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon as Scooby-Doo! and the gang go head-to-head with a super villain they thought only existed on TV! Scooby-Doo! and his pals make big plans to attend a popular comic book convention. No one however, is more excited than Scooby-Doo! and Shaggy because they get to be part of a big premiere of a brand-new movie that’s based on their favorite superhero, Blue Falcon. Fiction becomes reality however when the hideous Mr. Hyde, a monstrous super villain from the classic BlueFalcon television series comes to life and terrorizes everyone at the convention.


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1.3.13

The Bible Miniseries - Sunday, March 3rd

I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware that this Sunday, March the 3rd ...   The 10 part miniseries of The Bible will be showing on The History Channel. You can watch it now and then purchase it when it is released on DVD/Blu-Ray in April!!!!



EXPERIENCE THE GROUND-BREAKING 10-PART HISTORY® MINISERIES FROM
MARK BURNETT AND ROMA DOWNEY IN SPECTACULAR HIGH DEFINITION AND
5.1 SURROUND SOUND

From Executive Producers Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) comes THE BIBLE — an epic 10-hour miniseries debuting on History® March 3, and coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD April 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Featuring hours of never before seen behind-the-scenes footage and making-of featurettes in a stunning high bit rate HD transfer and immersive 5.1 audio, THE BIBLE is the must-own Blu-ray and DVD event of the year. The Blu-ray and DVD exclusively feature an all-new cut of the miniseries featuring more of the stories you know in ways you’ve never seen.

Breathtaking in scope and scale, THE BIBLE features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis through Revelation. This historic television event is sure to entertain and inspire millions across the globe.

Narrated by Emmy® winning actor Keith David, THE BIBLE features a stunning international cast including Portuguese actor, Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ and beloved actress, Roma Downey as Mother Mary. And for the first time since their award winning collaboration on Gladiator, Oscar® and Grammy® winning composer Hans Zimmer reunites with acclaimed vocalist Lisa Gerrard to create the majestic musical backdrop for this epic production.

The four-disc Blu-ray and DVD set dives deeper into the making of the series and features a behind-the-scenes look at how the groundbreaking docudrama came together. Interviews with producers, directors, and cast illustrate creative collaboration on-set and off and show how the remarkable Moroccan scenery was transformed into the world of theBible.

Blu-ray and DVD audiences will be captivated by the special features, including:
 The Bible: Genesis – With Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as our guides, we discover how theteam approached the daunting task of filming the stories of the Bible
 The Cast of The Bible – Highlighting the international cast, we join Mark and Roma on their search for the perfect actors to bring the characters from the Bible to life
 The Bible: Creation – An emotional three-part journey through the making of THE BIBLE
  Creation I: The Vision, The Look – Discover the vision of producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in this behind-the-scenes look at how THE BIBLE was created including theincredible team, beautiful location, high-quality production and superb costume design
  Creation II: Production Stories – An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by the production - including the supernatural experiences with snakes on set – plus Diogo’s approach to portraying who he has called the most complex figure in human history
  Creation III: Crucified & Resurrected – A deeper look into the emotional filming of thecrucifixion, resurrection and the last days in Morocco
 Scoring The Bible – A rare look into the recording session for the soundtrack of THE BIBLE with genius composer Hans Zimmer and award-winning soloist Lisa Gerrard
 Believing in Miracles – The cast and crew relive the magical moments that happened while filming in the deserts of Morocco
 The Bible: Visual Effects – A montage of the striking visual effects that make THE BIBLE themost high-quality Biblical epic of all time

THE BIBLE series is produced for HISTORY by Lightworkers Media and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. Executive Producers are Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and Richard Bedser. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs.

***** I was not asked to post this.  I just know that there are some out there that might want to watch it when it airs on The History Channel this weekend.  

28.2.13

Tom and Jerry- Pint Sized Pals

Broxton is always hit or miss when it comes to Tom and Jerry.  Depending upon the day and time, he might be a fan, but at other times, he could care less.  That was the case with the latest DVD that we received.  I thought Broxton would be pretty excited since he does like Tom and Jerry...
This was a special DVD as it shows more of the other characters than some of the other DVD's.  Broxton seemed to be upset with the shows (especially Spike and Tyke ones...)
That was odd to me, as Spike and Tyke were the two characters I remembered and loved the most...
It is funny to me, just hearing the theme music transported me back to my youth...  It was like I was a kid again!!!! Anyways, instead of a trip down memory lane, let me get back to the DVD...
Broxton seemed to think it was too much and wasn't a fan... and then I have read on another site that maybe it isn't for younger kids... I don't know.  Broxton isn't normally like that, so I am not sure if it is the episode, or the mood he has been in...
I do know that it was cute to see Droopy as he enters the surfing competition... and I just love that little duckling, Quacker!!!!
All in all, would I recommend it?
For sure!!! But I would honestly wait to let the young one fully enjoy it once they are old enough to read, as that is when they will get the most enjoyment out of the episodes!!!! (Broxton loved some of the episodes, but would ask me what it said in the writing...)

 
 
Tom and Jerry: Pint-Sized Pals
Disc One
Disc Two
1. Love That Pup
1. Babysitting Blues
2. The Dog House
2. Game Set Match
3. That’s My Pup
3. Happy Go Ducky
4. Hic-cup Pup
4. That’s My Mommy
5. Pup on a Picnic
5. Little Quacker
6. Puppy Tale
6. Southbound Duckling
7. Barbecue Brawl
7. Just Ducky
8. Endless Bummer
8. Cat Show Catastrophe
9. Little School Mouse
9. Kitty Foiled
10. Robin Hoodwinked
10. Ho Ho Horrors
11. Jungle Love
11. The Two Mouseketeers
12. Royal Cat Nap
12. Touché, Pussy Cat!
13. The Vanishing Duck
13. Mice Follies
14. Cat Nebula
14. The Egg and Jerry
15. Adventures in Penguin Sitting
15. Tot Watchers
 
 
This DVD is AVAILABLE for purchase on March 5, 2013.
 
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27.2.13

Killing Me Smalls - Name That Movie

If you know, "Killing Me Smalls" you know the movie...
THE SANDLOT!!!
I am so excited for this post...
I do not remember exactly when it was, but some time ago...
I fell in love with the movie, The Sandlot.
Through the years, we have watched it whenever it is on television...  and lately, whenever we get the boys, I grab my parents DVD copy for the boys to watch on the way back to Atlanta.  It is that good, you don't tire of it... This is for sure a family movie and a sports movie too... The best kinds in our house of boys!!!
So, when I saw that the 20th
Anniversary of The Sandlot was going to be coming out on Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack, I just had to share...

Short Synopsis:
It’s early 1960s and fifth-grader Scotty Smalls has just moved into town with his folks. Kids call him a dork - he can't even throw a baseball! But that changes when the leader of the neighborhood gang recruits him to play on the nearby sandlot field. It's the beginning of a magical summer of baseball, wild adventures, first kisses, and fun!

This is pretty awesome too... and I hope to attend the one in Georgia!!!!



Additionally, The “Sandlot Baseball Field Program” will be comprised of partnerships with Major League Baseball teams nationwide in connection with the FOX Sports Networks. Notable teams such as the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins will coordinate baseball field renovations across the Unites States so that loyal fans and baseball lovers everywhere will get the chance to enjoy their own “Sandlot” field in their backyards. Furthermore, screenings ofTHE SANDLOT will be hosted at several Major and Minor League ballparks across the country with Director, Writer and Narrator, David Mickey Evans. So lace up your mitt and get ready for a season full of baseball fun!

SCREENING LOCATIONS/DATES

(*Subject to Change)

ARM & HAMMER Park, home of the Trenton Thunder (Trenton, New Jersey) – 4/13/13

Fluor Field at the West End, home of the Greenville Drive (Greenville, South Carolina) – 4/19/13

Arvest Ballpark, home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Springdale, Arkansas) – 4/21/13

Rangers Ballpark, home of the Texas Rangers (Arlington, Texas) – 5/11/13

Tucson Padres at Kino Stadium (Tucson, Arizona) – 5/18/13

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals (St. Louis, Missouri) – Date to be announced

Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins (Minneapolis, Minnesota) – Date to be announced

Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) – 6/1/13

AutoZone Park, home of the Memphis Redbirds (Memphis, Tennessee) – 6/15/13

Steinbrenner Field, home of the Tampa Yankees (Tampa, Florida) – 6/22/13

Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express (Round Rock, Texas) – 6/25/13

Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks (Corpus Christi, Texas) – 6/29/13

Fifth Third Field, home of the Toledo Mud Hens (Toledo, Ohio) – 7/5/13

Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains (Eastlake, Ohio) – 7/12/13

CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones (Kansas City, Kansas) – 7/26/13

Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – 8/2/13

Fifth Third Field, home of the Dayton Dragons (Dayton, Ohio) – 8/10/13

Werner Park, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (Omaha, Nebraska) – 8/17/13

The Epicenter, home of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Rancho Cucamonga, California) – 8/30/13

Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves (Lawrenceville, Georgia) – 9/21/13



Let me know, is your house a fan of THE SANDLOT?

***** I was not asked to post this, although I would love a review copy, it is not based on this that I will get one.  I just really LOVE this movie and thought it was great to hear what they are doing to celebrate the 20th Anniversary!

Lettuce Love One Another - Veggie Tales

Just because Valentines Day has passed, it does NOT mean that we have to stop showing those around us that we love them!!!!  I know there are tons of people that do not like Valentines Day, because it is so commercialized...   That being said, I wanted to tell you about the latest DVD release from VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another.
Veggie Tales : Lettuce Love One Another DVD

DVD Synopsis
VeggieTales: Lettuce Love One Another! includes three popular VeggieTales episodes—Tomato Sawyer & Huckleberry Larry's Big River RescueAbe and the Amazing Promise and King George and the Ducky—in addition to five brand-new “Bible Bits,” story shorts that demonstrate examples of giving and forgiving, helping, praying and sharing. Each episode in this collection helps teach a valuable lesson about love, whether it’s through honoring others when we help them, having patience or the importance of putting others first.




 This DVD shows us that there is no certain "time" to show love, but that you can always show your love to those around you... From forgiving them for things to just being kind without expecting anything in return.  I loved watching this with Broxton and it will not be one that we watch just around Valentines, but rather throughout the year!!!!

If you love these cute Veggies already, you will LOVE Lettuce Love One Another!!!

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26.2.13

The Sessions - Review


I just watched The Sessions and I am really at a loss for words.
This is a movie based on a true story and it was just so ...   Sexual.
I mean, you would expect it to be, since it is based on Mark O'Brien's article, "On Seeing a Sex Surrogate."
Long story short... In this movie, Mark O'Brien was paralyzed since the age of 6 (Polio) and is working on writing a new article about people with disabilities having a sex life...  (That also means him!)  He ends up seeing  a sex therapist to work on his own personal issues...

This was a movie that shows you about love and not settling for anything but what you want.  I would for sure tell you not to watch this movie when you are with kids...   This movie has won awards and has been the talk among many people...  I just hate that I can not say if I liked it or not, since I am still unsure about it... Let me know if you plan on watching this (or if you have watched it) I would love your opinion!

Official Synopsis:

ACADEMY AWARD® Winner Helen Hunt* joins ACADEMY AWARD® Nominees John Hawkes and William H. Macy in this triumphant true story about love, sex, desire...and making every breath count.

Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O’Brien (Hawkes) has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist (Hunt), a sympathetic priest (Macy), and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living.

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25.2.13

Mommy and Me - Birthday Fun


Today I am linking up with Krystyn over at Really, Are You Serious for today's Mommy and Me.
Last week was just busy, busy, BUSY!!!!
Broxton had a birthday party that was pretty fun for the kids... An indoor play area where the kids could jump and have a blast!  Then, we celebrated his actual BIRTHDAY with him getting to do what he wanted to do... That included firehouse subs... and spending some of his birthday money!!!!
We also celebrated at school one day with cupcakes for the class....
Talk about making the most out of turning 4.

You know, now that he is 4...
He is such a "BIG KID" that he can do everything.
Literally, he thinks he can do every.single.thing.
It is a good and bad thing...
I love that he is growing into such an independent little "man" but at the same time...
SLOW IT DOWN A NOTCH!!!
Mommy Loves Her BABY Boy!!!!

This photo is on his actual birthday... Out front of Firehouse Subs....

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