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Sponsored Product #Review: Own Richard Jewell on Blu-ray and DVD on March 17 and on Digital March 3

*We received the aforementioned title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Pic, trailer and synopsis belong solely to Warner Bros.

“Eastwood has made one of his best films yet.”
Pete Hammond, Deadline

THE WORLD WILL KNOW THE TRUTH WHEN
Richard Jewell
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™,
DVD AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Own it Early on Digital on March 3
Blu-ray and DVD debut on March 17

Burbank, CA, February 4 – What is reported as fact obscures the truth when “Richard Jewell” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Directed by legendary filmmaker Clint Eastwood, “Richard Jewell” is based on the true story of the 1966 Atlanta Games bombing.

The film stars Oscar winners Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Vice”) as Watson Bryant and Kathy Bates (“Misery,” TV’s “American Horror Story”) as Richard’s mom, Bobi. The film also stars Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver,” TV’s “Mad Men”) as the lead FBI investigator, Olivia Wilde (“Life Itself,” “The Lazarus Effect”) as Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Kathy Scruggs and Paul Walter Hauser (“Late Night,” “I, Tonya”) as Richard Jewell.

Oscar winner Eastwood directed from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Billy Ray (“Captain Phillips,” “The Hunger Games”), based on the Vanity Fair article “American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner. Eastwood produced under his Malpaso banner, alongside Tim Moore, Jessica Meier, Kevin Misher, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Jonah Hill.

Eastwood’s creative team includes director of photography Yves Bélanger (“Brooklyn,” “Dallas Buyers Club”), production designer Kevin Ishioka (“Avatar,” “Dunkirk”), longtime costume designer Deborah Hopper (“Changeling”) and Oscar-winning editor Joel Cox (“Unforgiven”), who have worked with Eastwood throughout the years on numerous projects. The music is by Arturo Sandoval (“The Mule”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Malpaso Production, an Appian Way, Misher Films and 75 Year Plan Production, “Richard Jewell.”

The film will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on March 17. The Blu-ray and DVD features a Digital version of the movie.

“Richard Jewell” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own “Richard Jewell” via purchase from digital retailers beginning March 3.

SYNOPSIS

Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, “Richard Jewell” tells the story of the security guard who discovers a bomb at the 1996 Atlanta Games and takes swift, heroic action, saving countless lives. But in a turn of events, he becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by the press and public alike. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast, including Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Houser, Us Weekly calls the film “one of the most intriguing and powerful movies of the year.”

MY THOUGHTS: When this tragedy occurred, I was just graduating high school so I didn’t remember a lot of the details. My son, age 17, had never heard of it. We watched together, unbiased, with barely any prior info. I must say: we were amazed. Anyone who thinks that anything and everything they’re told from any media source is 100% accurate will receive the rudest of awakenings. It’s a shame, but sometimes product or profit comes before people. What Richard and his mother experienced was a national tragedy- plain and simple.

I was pleased that Mr. Eastwood put more emphasis on the story than of the violence of the bombing. The devastation of the event could’ve been center stage. Instead, viewers are focused on Richard and the things that were going on behind the scenes. The way in which the story is presented shows so many different points of view, so many ‘angles’ and it’s blatantly obvious who cared about the victims and who did not.

Both my son & I agree that Sam Rockwell was dynamite. His portrayal of Watson Bryant will make you a fan of his, instantly. Kathy Bates, as Richard’s mom, delivered one of her best performances defending her son in the fight of his life. I don’t think they could’ve found a closer match to the real Mr. Jewell in Paul Walter Hauser. His acting was spot-on and it was almost as if it was a documentary.

No matter what end of the political spectrum you’re on or whether or not you originally believed Richard Jewell, this movie will give you a better understanding of what happened, why the public was dangerously misled, and what happens when the court of public opinion convicts you.

I highly recommend this movie with a full 5 stars. If you’re going to be spending some extra time at home due to recent events, this is the perfect movie to get your mind off current events. Also, if you have high schoolers, consider letting them watch with you. In 1996, this was a HUGE event. It’s historic in a number of ways.

 

BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS

“Richard Jewell” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
The Making of Richard Jewell
The Real Story of Richard Jewell

“Richard Jewell” DVD contains the following special features:
The Real Story of Richard Jewell

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On March 3, “Richard Jewell” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A digital bundle including “Richard Jewell” and ‘The Mule” will also be available. On March 17, “Richard Jewell” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP
Blu-ray $19.99
DVD $17.99

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, English-ADS, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, English-ADS, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 131 minutes
Rating: Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief bloody images.
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL
Blu-ray:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1,
Latin Spanish, Canadian French, English-ADS,
Brazilian Portuguese: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL

The Credits

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.https://youtu.be/gSMxBLlA8qY

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#Sponsored DVD Spotlight: The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on May 7, or Own It Early on Digital on April 16!

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED ME WITH A FREE COPY OF THE BLU-RAY I REVIEWED IN THIS BLOG POST. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE MY OWN. PIC/SYNOPSIS/INFO BELONG SOLELY TO WARNER BROS.

EVERYTHING IS STILL AWESOME WHEN
The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part
ARRIVES ONTO 4K UHD COMBO PACK,
BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK,
DVD SPECIAL EDITION AND DIGITAL FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

4K UHD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include Everything Is Awesome Sing-Along

Own it Early on Digital on April 16
4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on May 7

SYNOPSIS: It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filled with fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy new songs. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

MY THOUGHTS: Last night’s movie night featured ‘The Lego Movie 2’. Present were My Aunt (69), my son (16), and myself (41). My son was the only one who’d seen the first Lego Movie (which he really enjoyed). Even as a teen, he’d been excited to check this one out. It did not disappoint!

If you think this one is simply for the kids, you’re definitely mistaken. From the opening, my aunt and I were laughing as much as my son. It was clear that this was a winning pick for movie night. For an animated movie, there was an incredible amount of action. Some scenes went back & forth between reality and animation. It helped to explain what was happening currently and ‘behind-the-scenes’ in the movie.

The choices for voiceovers were spot-on. It definitely sounded like Chris Pratt was having a very good time. In addition to the hilarious humor and incredible, action-packed animation, there were definitely solid, underlying moral messages. We have sibling love (with the real life family), being there for one’s friends, and being yourself- all great messages for younger viewers.

Honestly, though it’s rated ‘PG’ I didn’t hear/see anything questionable or concerning to me as a Christian parent. It seems to be the type of movie one must watch more than once in order to catch all the jokes and action scenes. There may be a few sad scenes that would be emotional to viewer of an elementary age, but, they aren’t violent or overly emotional.

Each of us agreed that the movie earned a rating of 4-1/2 stars. We all would definitely watch it a second time.

4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
· Everything is Awesome Sing-along – Sing-along, trivia, games and more!
· Commentary – Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers​
· They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2​ – Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
· Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short – Holiday themed animated short
· LEGO Sets in Action – Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
· LEGO Designers – LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
· Outtakes & Deleted Scenes – Never before seen scenes
· Super Cool Music Video – Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
· Promotion Spots – Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:
· Commentary – Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers​
· They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2​ – Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
· Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short – Holiday themed animated short
· LEGO Sets in Action – Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
· LEGO Designers – LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
· Outtakes & Deleted Scenes – Never before seen scenes
· Super Cool Music Video – Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
· Promotion Spots – Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On April 16, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 7, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL

*Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT SRP
4K UHD Combo Pack $44.95
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
DVD Special Edition $28.98

4K, Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 7
EST Street Date: April 16
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, English-ADS, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 107 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for some rude humor
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [ENG-SDH]
4K and Blu-ray: DTS HD-MA [ENG-Atmos, ENG-ADS]

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

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#Sponsored Review ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’ Own It On Blu-Ray and DVD 4/2

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED ME WITH A FREE COPY OF THE BLU-RAY I REVIEWED IN THIS BLOG POST. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE MY OWN. PIC/SYNOPSIS/INFO BELONG SOLELY TO WARNER BROS.
Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase
Arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on
Digital March 26, 2019 and on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019

Based on the Bestselling Book!

BURBANK, CA (March 22, 2019) The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and “Alice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case! The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.

SYNOPSIS: After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

“Nancy Drew has been a source of inspiration to countless girls as she has her wits and ingenuity to solve intriguing mysteries. Now, Nancy is back in an all-new film from Ellen DeGeneres,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “Cast perfectly with Sophia Lillis as Nancy Drew, this mystery has a modern-day edge as Nancy learns about responsibility and friendship while solving mysteries.”

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase is produced by A Very Good Production and A Red 56 Productions. Based on the novel by Carolyn Keene, the film is Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams (Free Ride), with Jeff Kleeman (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Chip DiggIns (A Walk In The Woods) serving as producers and Rachel Abarbanell (“Splitting Up Together”) as Co-Producer. Katt Shea (Poison Ivy) directed from the script written by Nina Fiore & John Herrera (“The Handmaids Tale”).

BONUS FEATURES
A Sleuth, A Girl and an Inspiration (Featurette)
Pink Footprints: Touring Twin Elms (Featurette)
Gag Reel

BASICS
Street Date: April 2, 2019
Total Runtime: Approx. 89 minutes
DVD: $19.98 SRP
BD: $28.98 SRP
MY THOUGHTS: I loved the Nancy Drew book series when I was younger. Honestly, I may have read all that were available, as did my sister. I was blessed enough to get to watch ‘Hidden Staircase’ with 3 of my favorite people, my mom (71), Aunt (68), and son (16). With 4 different age groups represented, I figured I’d get a mixed bag of reviews. I was pleasantly surprised that we all liked it very much.
Mom enjoyed the ‘off the cuff’ adventures that the teens got themselves mixed up in. She gave it 4 stars.
My Aunt enjoyed the ‘cool characters’, especially the handsome deputy. She felt the acting was good, but did agree with its PG rating. Showing the teens blatantly breaking rules concerned her and she recommended that it be viewed by preteens and teens old enough to know better. She also gave 4 stars.
My son noticed the pretty actresses immediately! While, mentioning that he particularly like Helen, he wished Nancy’s friends had a bigger part in the movie. He scored it a 4 stars.
As for me, the movie got off to a bit of a slow start. Things picked up quickly and ended up being a good, family film. Not many movies can cross that many age groups and come out with the same rating each time. But, we all said 4 stars and agreed we’d like to see a sequel.
Bottom line: If you loved Nancy in her books, you’ll thoroughly enjoy her on-screen.
About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third-party retail partners and licensees.

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#Sponsored #Ad DVD Spotlight: Grand-Daddy Day Care AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL FEBRUARY 5, 2019

All info & pics belong solely to Warner Brothers & their affiliates. I received the product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL FEBRUARY 5, 2019

SYNOPSIS:When Frank Collins (Reno Wilson) suffers from writer’s block, he decides to start a day care for his father-in-law (Danny Trejo) and other seniors as a way to make quick cash, while giving him time to still work on his next book. Eventually getting a small group to care for, Frank soon learns that these are not your typical seniors and they can’t be easily corralled. With a code enforcement officer challenging the legality of his business, and his senior charges getting into all kinds of trouble, Frank’s work days become anything but effortless. Featuring an all-star cast of TV’s greatest stars, Grand-Daddy Day Care is a hilarious story for the young, and the young at heart.

Starring Danny Trejo (Machete, Dead Again in Tombstone) and Reno Wilson (Transformers franchise, “Good Girls”) along with supporting cast members Barry Bostwick (“Inside the Extras Studio,” The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Linda Gray (“Hilton Head Island,” “Hand of God”), Julia Duffy (“The Cool Kids,” “American Housewife”), Alec Mapa (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Marley & Me), Garrett Morris, Margaret Avery (“Being Mary Jane,” Proud Mary), Roxana Ortega (“The Loud House,” “The Santa Clarita Diet”), (Coneheads, “Saturday Night Live”) and George Wendt (“Cheers,” “Modern Men”).

MY THOUGHTS: For my husband & I, the highlight of the movie was definitely the cast. I love Danny Trejo! He is a Renaissance man in acting. Whether he’s playing the ‘bad’ guy or the comedian, he excels and I appreciate how talented he is in all of his movies. ‘Grand-daddy Day Care’ takes actors that parents know & love and combines them with up-and-coming talent. That’s a fabulous mix. Movies that I enjoy often incorporate this formula. But, in this movie, veteran actors steal the show!

Our son, age 16, enjoyed the humor and liked it just as much as the original, ‘Daddy Day Care’ movie. Being that he’s a teen, he was better able to follow the humor as it’s a PG-13 rated movie. I would recommend sticking to this rating. Children under 13 may not be equipped to follow the story or understand some of the dialogue. That said, I give it 4 stars as a good movie night choice.

Grand-Daddy Day Care is directed by Ron Oliver (Bigger Fatter Liar, Beethoven’s Treasure Tail) from a script by Robbie Fox (Playing For Keeps, So I Married An Axe Murderer) and David H. Steinberg, (American Pie 2, Slackers) and is produced by Mike Elliott (Death Race franchise, Woody Woodpecker). Executive Producers include Vince Totino (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Scott Hemming (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) and Marla Levine (the live television event “RENT”).

Website: https://www.uphe.com/movies/grand-daddy-day-care
Trailer: https://youtu.be/-F5896hmx8k
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GDDayCare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GDDayCare
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gddaycare
#GrandDaddyDayCare #GDDC

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Danny Trejo, Reno Wilson, Margaret Avery, Barry Bostwick, Julia Duffy, Anthony Gonzalez, Linda Gray, James Hong, Hal Linden, Alec Mapa, Garrett Morris, Roxana Ortega, George Wendt
Casting By: Jan Glaser, CSA
Costume Designer: Barbara Vazquez
Score By: Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Edited By: Heath Ryan
Production Designer: Scott H. Campbell
Director of Photography: Graham Robbins
Executive Producers: Vince Totino, Scott Hemming, Marla Levine
Producers: Joseph P. Genier, Greg Holstein
Produced By: Mike Elliott
Based In Part On Characters Created By: Geoff Rodkey from the motion picture “Daddy Day Care”
Story By: Robbie Fox
Screenplay By: Robbie Fox and David H. Steinberg
Directed By: Ron Oliver

TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: February 5, 2019
Selection Number: 63197875 / 63197876 (CDN)
Running time: 1 Hour 36 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: PG-13 for some drug material
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1

About Revolution Studios:
Revolution Studios, a subsidiary of Content Partners, is a diversified entertainment company that owns, acquires and exploits film, television and stage productions. Led by CEO Vince Totino and President and COO Scott Hemming, the company boasts one of the largest independent libraries of premium content, including 126 motion pictures which collectively earned more than $7.1 billion in box office receipts, as well as 240 television episodes. Revolution recently produced xXx: Return of Xander Cage, as well as 46 of the motion pictures in its library, including Maid in Manhattan, Anger Management, Daddy Day Care, America’s Sweethearts, Hellboy, xXx, White Chicks and the Academy Award®-winning Black Hawk Down. More recently, Revolution has acquired 80 movies through library acquisitions, including those of Morgan Creek International, Cold Spring Pictures and GK Films.

Content Partners, which purchased Revolution in 2017, is a unique investment fund and asset management company that is the leading purchaser of film and television libraries and profit participations.

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated productions for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies. The division’s next project readying for release is the hilarious comedy Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls.

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (www.uphe.com). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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#Sponsored Review: #Goosebumps2 On Blu-ray/DVD 1/15!


I RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE. PIC & PRODUCT INFO BELONG SOLELY TO SONY AND THEIR ASSOCIATES.

SYNOPSIS: Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

Based on the beloved Scholastic book series by R.L Stine, GOOSEBUMPS 2 was directed by Academy Award®-winner Ari Sandel (2005, Best Short Film-Live Action, West Bank Story) from a story by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke and screenplay by Lieber. The film is produced by Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz and is executive produced by Timothy M. Bourne and Tania Landau. GOOSEBUMPS 2 is a Columbia Pictures, Scholastic Entertainment Inc./Silvertongue Films, Inc and Original Film production.

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:
§ Gag Reel
§ Three Deleted Scenes:
§ Five Featurettes
“Thrills & Chills – The Making of Goosebumps 2”
“Meet The Monsters”
“Science With Slappy”
“Junk Brothers – Call Now”
“Slappy’s Audition”
§ Three Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs

GOOSEBUMPS 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.

MY THOUGHTS: Tonight’s movie night featured Goosebumps 2. We had seen the first one as a family so we watched this together. We cover a number of demographics with a 16 year-old son, my husband who is 51 & myself at 41. We each bring a different perspective.
Our son loved Slappy. His sarcastic humor and antics brought laughs from all of us. My husband enjoyed all the various monsters especially the Abominable Snowman. Ken Jeong was the highlight for me. He is hysterical and played the part of the quirky next-door neighbor perfectly.
We all agreed that children under 10 may be a bit frightened by a few things. Use your best judgement. For instance, the headless horseman and the witches might be a bit much for sensitive viewers. On a personal level, as a Christian mom, I could have done without the spells. Granted there were only a few and I highly doubt they are ‘real’ incantations. However, some Christian parents may find it unsettling.
That is really the only negative to the movie. The acting is great. The humor isn’t dirty. You can tell that the actors were really having genuine fun in their roles. We all agreed on a 4 star rating.

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#Goosebumps2 #Sponsored Gummy Bear Slime Recipe, Science Experiments, Bonus Clips and More

#Sponsored I RECEIVED THE AFOREMNTIONED DVD IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE. PIC AND INFO BELONG SOLELY TO COLUMBIA PICTURES AND THEIR ASSOCIATES.
Slappy New Year! GOOSEBUMPS 2 is now available on Digital and arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on January 15th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment! Below, please enjoy a batch of thrilling science experiments that you should try with your kids at home, as well as a few awesome bonus features clips!!!
Click on Slappy’s Pic (above) to watch “BONUS CLIP: Slappy-oke: Take Me Out Of The Manuscript” !

Check back for a review & info about Goosebumps 2!

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#Sponsored DVD Spotlight: ODDSOCKEATERS

Out Now!

January 8, 2018
DVD SRP: $24.95

SYNOPSIS

Ever wonder where your missing socks go? The Oddsockeaters eat them! (though, to be fair, their mantra is “never take the full pair”). Based on the international bestselling books by Pavel Srut, ODDSOCKEATERS brings home audiences into the little known world of these mischievous creatures unknown to humans. And, this January, Omnibus Entertainment socks it to consumers when the Dove®-approved animated tale arrives on DVD and Digital platforms.

In a whimsical, heartwarming and unique adventure perfect for family viewing, Hugo is a small Oddsockeater venturing out into the big world for the first time. After moving in with his uncle “Big Boss” and his two nutty cousins, he encounters the Professor, a human determined to proving the existence of Oddsockeaters, as well as The Blades, a crosstown gang of rival sock thieves. Wild adventures ensue as Hugo learns the ropes of being an Oddsockeater as well as valuable lessons about family, love and the true meaning of loyalty.

MY THOUGHTS: Sometimes we all need a little more silliness in our lives. Our world is a serious place and if families can sit down together, for a little over an hour, and enjoy themselves, then I say, ‘Go for it!’
As a mother, I have been perplexed for years about where in the world those sneaky socks end up. Well, now I know. Personally, I’m relieved that the Oddsockeaters have them and that it’s not the result of irresponsibility on my part. Some of the missing socks were better off disappearing!
That aside, ‘Oddsockeaters’ is adorable and will be a hit with the younger set. Parents will enjoy the story and the fact that it has that down-to-earth feel unlike the big budget flicks out nowadays. Check out the trailer above and add some extra socks to the dryer for our little friends.

About Omnibus Entertainment/Film Movement

Omnibus Entertainment is the genre imprint for Film Movement, founded in 2002 as one of the first-ever subscription film services with its DVD-of-the-Month club. Now, Film Movement is a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide. Film Movement’s theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, Sergio Corbucci and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit http://www.filmmovement.com.

*I received the aforementioned title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

**Trailer and synopsis belong solely to the publisher, etc.