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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.

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‘Daphne & Velma Original Movie’ On DVD/Blu-Ray 5/22 #WBPromotion

I received the product mentioned in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

PRODUCT INFO: Jeepers! Your favorite mystery solving teenagers are back in an all-new, live-action feature length movie! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Daphne & Velma on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD on May 22, 2018. The film stars Sarah Jeffery (Disney’s “Descendants: Wicked World”) and Sarah Gilman (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), and is produced by Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions. Daphne & Velma will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98 for the DVD and $24.98 for the Blu-ray.

State of the art robots and high-tech gadgets are common sights at Ridge Valley High, an innovative center of learning for some of the brightest minds in the country, including new transfer student, the bright & optimistic Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery) who is excited to finally go to school with her online bestie, the whip-smart & analytical Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman). But not everything is as innocent as it seems as mysterious disappearances begin to plague the top-performing students on campus. Once cheery and full of life, kids now appear in a “zombiefied” state – lifeless and shells of themselves. Can Daphne and Velma learn to work together and save the students or will they become the next victims? Get ready for thrills and laughs as we follow the first adventures of Mystery Inc.’s fierce female duo.

Daphne and Velma, the smart and resourceful women of Scooby-Doo fame, come to life in this all-new mystery,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “Young girls will be delighted to discover how these clever heroines come together for their very first mystery demonstrating that no mystery is too big for these “meddling” girls to solve!”

MY THOUGHTS: My husband, youngest (15 yrs old) son, & I watched ‘Daphne & Velma’ as part of a Friday night/family night. Three different age groups and all 3 of us LOVED it! Although we had two, strong female leads, there was no gender bias hinting the girls of Mystery Inc. were more intelligent or interesting than the boys. Both characters were presented as capable, strong-willed, and determined teens.
Of course, the girly girl in me adored Daphne’s automated closet and her quick wit with outfit prep. My son & husband loved the tech aspects especially all the automation in the high school and the internet friendship the girls had. As an avid reader, I love a good mystery. If you think that this one would be obvious or easy to solve, you’re mistaken. Daphne & Velma have to work for this one. Yes, the clues are there and even my son thought he had it figured out only to have missed the mark.
Occasionally, direct-to-DVD movies get a bad rep. Somehow consumers often feel they weren’t ‘good’ enough for theaters. This movie breaks that stereotype as well as any glass ceilings. It is a fabulous movie! Both actresses are superb. Their supporting cast was well chosen and it plays out so smoothly that one would think it was part of a regular show. Daphne and Velma are average, modern teens who happen to be really into solving mysteries. EXCELLENT! I would watch it again and if you or a loved one is a Scooby Doo fan, add this to the collection. I give it 5 stars!

“Daphne & Velma” is produced by Blue Ribbon Content and Blondie Girl Productions with Production Services provided by Lifeboat Productions Inc. Ashley Tisdale (Young & Hungry), Jennifer Tisdale (Her Universe Fashion Show), Amy Kim (Confess, Chosen), Jaime Burke (Cassandra French’s Finishing School, Quantum Break) and Suzi Yoonessi (Olive and Mochha: First Kiss) serve as producers, with Yoonessi also directing from a script written by Kyle Mack & Caitlin Meares.
BONUS FEATURES

Daphne & Velma: A New Ambition
An Updated Classic Mystery
Iconic Styles of Daphne & Velma Reimagined
Gag Reel

DIGITAL HD
Daphne & Velma will be available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.

Total Runtime: 72 minutes
SD: $19.98 SRP
BD: $24.98 SRP
Behind the Scenes:
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.
Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and is also experimenting with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include the UNINTERRUPTED comedy Now We’re Talking, the comedy series Critters: A New Binge and Golden Revenge, and digital feature Good Girls Get High for Verizon; SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series Best Shot for YouTube Red; comedies Beerfest and JoJoHead for CW Seed; and the live-action digital feature Daphne & Velma for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Animated BRC programs include Constantine and Freedom Fighters: The Ray for CW Seed, ellen’s Pet Dish for ellentube, and Ginger Snaps for ABC Digital.
Founded by Ashley Tisdale and run by Ashley and her sister Jennifer Tisdale, with Kaitlin Saltzman as head of television, Blondie Girl Productions is a Los Angeles based production company that develops and produces television and digital programming with a focus on telling stories for millennial women by millennial women. Blondie Girl is most recently one of the producers behind the FREEFORM breakout comedy hit “Young & Hungry”; the company is repped at UTA and currently has a deal at Warner Horizon Scripted Television.

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You Can Own Paddington 2 on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 24


SYNOPSIS

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. Hilarity and adventure ensue when the book is stolen and Paddington and the Browns must unmask the thief.

MY THOUGHTS:One of my favorite books, as a child, was a Paddington Bear book. His antics still assume me as an adult. I think it’s fantastic that Warner Brothers has brought him back to delight families worldwide.
Already available digitally & coming to Blu-ray on 4/27, ‘Paddington 2’ is an absolute must-have for your family’s collection. The prequel was a hit and rightfully so! Now, our lovable friend is more settled with the Browns and ready for (mis)adventures. I adore the interactions between Mr. Brown & Paddington, especially. If you didn’t know he wasn’t human, the two could easily be mistaken for father & son.
The originality of Paddington’s particular adventure this time around with be enjoyed by all ages. We all want to give loved ones a perfect birthday present, but, most of us would never imagine having as much trouble as poor Paddington! Paddington displays a good example of having work ethic by doing odd jobs to afford Aunt Lucy’s present. Parents can rest assured that their little ones are viewing a wholesome, quality movie such as Warner Brothers has always presented.
The Blu-ray includes a host of extra bonus content including ‘How to Make a Marmalade Sandwich’. I’ll admit it: I’ve never had one. But, since it’s Paddington’s favorite, I just may have to try it. The MSRP for the Blu-ray pack is $35.99, but check your local retailer for exact prices. I feel it’s worth the price considering kids will be watching it over and over again! Even our teen loved it!
We give ‘Paddington 2’ 5 stars!
**I received the aforementioned title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On March 27, “Paddington 2” will be available to own in 4K HDR from select digital retailers including iTunes, Google and Vudu. It will also be available in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On April 24, “Paddington 2” 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 simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers at launch are Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,300 digital movies at launch, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room 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. Consumers 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 is available to residents of the United States, its territories, and certain associated states. For more information, visit http://www.moviesanywhere.com.

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 Combo Pack $35.99
DVD Amaray (WS) $28.98

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 24
EST Street Date: March 27
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French
BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese
Running Time: 104 minutes
Rating: Rated PG for some action and mild rude humor
DVD: DLBY/SURR DLBY/DGTL [CC]

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.
*Pic/synopsis belong to Warner Brothers.