The Finest Hours

 

 

The Finest Hours DVD Review

 

The Finest Hours || 117 minutes || Disney DVD

Available May 24th

This movie is a great movie to watch with your family or just sit and enjoy it as a date night with your spouse.

There is a lot of action in this movie and it is intense in some moments. I enjoy action movies based on real life events that keep you on the edge of your seat cheering for the cast and hoping they beat all odds.

There is an all-star cast with Chris Pine, Casey Affleck , Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in the U.S. Coast Guard history, The Finest Hours is a tale of courage, faith and honour in the face of overwhelming odds. When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinky stern. As Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them, Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time. Packed with heroic action and thrilling bonus content, The Finest Hours Blu-ray is a triumph.

This movie also includes; A Look at the True Heroes Behind the Story and a French version included.

 

 

*I received the movie above in exchange for an honest review.  *

Horror Pack Subscription Review

Horror Pack Subscription Review 

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Do you or someone you know love horror films?

To be scared at night while you are watching one of your old favourites?

Now there is a subscription box that is for you!

Horror Pack is a subscription based service that allows you to sign up for either Blu-ray or DVD Horror movies that come in a 4 pack. (you can also pay for both packages and end up with 8 movies a month) These movies are brand new and in shrink wrap packaging.

Ships worldwide!

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I received the first pack that Horror Pack sends out.

My package included: The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Orphanage, The Barber and Pro-Wrestlers vs. Zombies. 

I was very excited to see The Exorcism of Emily Rose since that’s one I have wanted to see but keep forgetting to get it at the store to check it out.  It was intense and the fact it was based on real events made it more interesting.

Pro-Wrestler vs. Zombies was really funny and great to watch since a lot of my favourite wrestlers from when I was a child was in this movie. (Rowdy Roddy Piper and Kurt Angle)

The Orphanage was intense and I had to close my eyes a lot watching it. Guillermo Del Toro never lets you down with this movies. They deliver the fright you want. I have never seen this one before either but I think I found a new favourite!

The Barber was good and Malcolm McDowell was the perfect actor for this film.  I wish there was more scary moments where you didn’t know if you should hide your eyes or watch. It needed more but it was good movie.

All in all I enjoyed the Horror Pack Subscription I received and can say that I will be signing up to enjoy this again. I wonder what my next 4 movies will be?

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Right now you can’t request a movie but you can suggest a movie to put in a Horror Pack on their Facebook Page. CLICK HERE 

If you have a horror fan in your house or in your family, the Horror Pack subscription would be a great holiday gift! It is like receiving a gift every month for a year! 

CLICK HERE to order a Horror Pack for yourself. 

Disclaimer: I received the product above to review but my opinions are my own. 

Winner of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games DVD

 

Winner of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games DVD

Congratulations to: Lisa Neutel

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls Review

 

 

 

If you have a My Little Pony fan in your home then My Little Pony Equestria Girls Box Set from Hasbro Studios and Shout! Kids Factory is a must have for them this Holiday season.

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Join Twilight Sparkle and her Canterlot High friends in three animated adventures.

The box set comes with 3 movies:

  • Equestria Girls
  • Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks
  • Equestria Girls: Friendship Games

 

Equestria Girls

When a crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief into an alternate world where she transforms into a teenage girl who must survive her biggest challenge yet…high school. With help from her new friends who remind her of Ponyville’s Applejack, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy, she embarks upon a quest to find the crown and change the destiny of these two parallel worlds.

Rainbow Rocks

Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy are going to be performing with their new band, The Rainbooms. A new girl group, The Dazzlings, arrive at CHS and convince everyone to turn the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands. Tensions mount and a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Dazzlings may not be ordinary girls and are after something far more sinister. The Rainbooms call on Princess Twilight to return to their world to help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school.

Friendship Games

Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition — the Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic — this world’s Twilight Sparkle.

Bonus Features:

  • Through the Looking Glass of Equestria Girls
  • Deleted Scenes from My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
  • Audio Comentaries
  • Animated Shorts
  • Sing-Alongs

 

 

My Little Pony Equestria Girls box set has all the favourite My Little Ponies that all the girls young and old will enjoy. Brings back your childhood when you watch it. At least it did for me!

My daughter Hayley and I watched it together.

The Sing-Alongs Bonus Feature is great, if your child has a favourite song from one of the 3 movies. You can turn on the sing-alongs and sing until your heart is content.

The story is well written and even parents will not become bored watching it with their children. I love how colourful the movie characters are and the singing really gets the children excited about the movie.

This is a perfect gift for the holidays or purchase it now and watch it with the family when it is too cold to go out on a winter evening.

To purchase My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (Three Movie Gift Set) CLICK HERE

I received the product listed above to review but the views are my own.
About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for Hasbro across television, film, commercial productions and short-form content.  It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro’s world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT.  Many of these shows air on Discovery Family Channel and on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received nine Daytime Emmy wins.
On the film side, the studio has developed and produced a number of features based on Hasbro’s brands.  In addition to partnering with leading studios, the Company intends to make movies based on new and existing Hasbro brands for audiences globally through the Allspark Pictures film label.  Films in development or planned for release, include G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount), JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Universal & Allspark Pictures), MAGIC: THE GATHERING (21st Century Fox) and an animated feature based on MY LITTLE PONY (Allspark Pictures).
 
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Shout! Factory TV, Scream Factory, Westchester Films, Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com

The Seventh Dwarf DVD Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

Growing up I loved fairy tales. I loved reading about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella. I enjoyed how they were so magical and how they over came so much to have their dreams come true.

Now that I have kids, I love that they enjoy fairy tales.

That’s why I was excited for us to review The Seventh Dwarf from Shout! Factory.

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THE SEVENTH DWARF, the highly anticipated CG-animated motion picture, is launching digitally, on DVD and via a two-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack (with a 2D Blu-ray, a DVD and a digital copy), August 18th!

 

Venture into the wondrous world of Fantabularasa Castle and be spellbound by the exciting adventures of your favorite storybook characters in THE SEVENTH DWARF. With an exceptional voice cast of Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, internationally renowned singer and actress Nina Hagen and newcomer Joshua Graham, this new feature film is a hilarious mash-up of the best classic fairytales, packed with beloved storybook characters,  non-stop laughs and toe-tapping songs!  Directed by Harald Siepermann (Tarzan, Enchanted) and Boris Aljinovic, THE SEVENTH DWARF is a wonderfully magical movie adventure for the whole family.

SYNOPSIS:

Join all seven dwarfs for an adventure as big as they are small! It’s the eve of Princess Rose’s 18th birthday. Everyone in the kingdom has come to Fantabularasa Castle to celebrate including Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. But just before the stroke of midnight Bobo, the youngest dwarf, accidentally pricks the finger of Princess Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) with a cursed needle and sends the kingdom into a century-long slumber! To find Rose’s true love Jack to save her with a kiss, Bobo and the other six dwarfs must go on a treacherous journey, face a fiery dragon and outwit the jealous, scheming and evil witch, Dellamorta!

 

 

Both of my kids, Hayley and Spencer watched this movie with me

The best part was the whole family can enjoy this movie. It is like bringing back my childhood while bringing new life to the characters we all loved in our favourite fairy tales.

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The Seventh Dwarf has lots of laughs and excitement. 

If you enjoy the songs, there is a sing-along feature after the movie. Also Character Profiles and Downloadable Royal Birthday Invitations so you can have your own Royal party for your Prince or Princess.

After the movie Spencer couldn’t stop talking about his favourite parts of The Seventh Dwarf. I think this is going to be a new favourite for him. I love that it isn’t just geared to girls but boys too with a winged dragon and dwarfs. Sometimes the old fairy tales were more for little girls than boys. This allows the whole family to enjoy this movie.

Spencer gives this movie “Two Thumbs up!”

 

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Shout! Factory wants to offer a Canadian Basics fan a chance to win their own copy of The Seventh Dwarf on DVD to enjoy!

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Giveaway ends Sept 7/15

Open to Canadian residents 18+

Octonauts Deep Sea Mission Review & Giveaway

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This month Spencer and I got to review NCircle Entertainment Octonauts Deep Sea Mission.

This movie has 6 episodes and also a bonus part to learn more about marine life.

70Minutes long in length.

The release date for it is Sept.2/14 and will be available on the NCircle Entertainment website CLICK HERE and also local retailers.

Spencer and I sat down to enjoy the movie.

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I loved the storyline. The Octonauts explore the world’s oceans and rescue the creatures who live there.

They introduce kids to different ocean creatures. Both my kids loved the the Vampire Squid! They thought it was cool.

I love how the cartoon animation. The cartoon had an almost 3D look to the cartoon. I loved how the story got kids thinking about the ocean. It gave us a lot to talk about!

Both Hayley and Spencer ended up watching it right to the end. Even though Hayley is 13 and a bit old for it she enjoyed it. She thought it was a cute movie!

I think if she was younger this would have been one she would have watched over and over again.

Spencer loved it so much he skipped his morning Netflix and put on Octonauts again!

If you child loves adventure cartoons, this one is a must have.

 

NCircle Entertainment wants to give one Canadian Basics fan a chance to win their own Octonauts Deep Sea Mission DVD open to CAN/US Ends September 9/14

Note** I received an Octonauts Deep Sea Mission DVD to review but all my opinions are my own

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The Best of the Wiggles ~ A Devyn Review ~ @NCircle

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When Diane let me know she had a DVD for Devyn to review from NCircle Entertainment called The Wiggles; I was super pumped. My now 17 year old son loved The Wiggles as well as my 12 year old and now I was going to get a chance to introduce to Devyn who is now 2 🙂 The Wiggles has been around since 1991 so a very long time and to be honest once my 12 year old grew out of them I hadn’t really kept up to date with them so this was going to be fun with both of us 🙂 Wiggles3

Wiggles6Twinkle Twinkle, Wiggle Wiggle; a Total of 35 songs Hot Hot active songs from 1991 to present! It was amazing to see all the transitions of the Wiggles charters!  Devyn really loved all the “LELLOW” lol.

My 12 year old was able to quickly pick out the original  Wiggles; saying when she use to watch them there was no female Wiggle and 2 of the men had been changed. So just one original she recalls. Wiggles 8

 

I loved that the selections were each only a few minutes long and had easy to do active movements for children of all ages, from simple clapping of hands to reaching way up high. To learning basics such as up and down, back and forth. Devyn could easily follow the movements; clapping when she was instructed to clap, hands up, hands down, moving all around. She smiled and thought several parts were “funny” as she chuckled saying “That’s funny”. It was very age appropriate for her!

Wiggles4I really enjoyed the Steve Irwin clips; which brought back a flash of memories of all the great things Steve Irwin brought us. It’s nice to see that NCircleEntertianment included these in The Best of The Wiggles DVD. NCircle Entrainment is also on Facebook! & on Twitter!

 

 

 

I loved how the songs were divided into separate clips to make it easy to fast forward, skip or easily find you favorite selection!

100 minutes wiggles7of rocking kiddie music, Bloopers, and more (73 Chapters which made finding things easy).

There is also English Subtitles for the hearing impaired. There is even Wiggly Bloopers, Clips from 1991 and more!! Oooey, Ooey, Ooey Allergies was not her favor song she didn’t like the words Ooey, Ooey lol but she loved Dressing up! She has asked for me to put in on a few more times so its safe to say its a Hit!!! 🙂

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She also enjoyed the actives that came with it! Over all Miss Devyn would give The Best of the Wiggles a 8 out of 8 (she has a thing with 8’s)