Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New on Netflix: July 2016 #StreamTeam

I am a Netflix Stream Team member and have been given a Netflix membership to help facilitate my posts. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.



As the first of every month approaches, I go over the list of movies and shows Netflix will be adding to see if there is anything that I would love to watch. Sometimes there will be a movie on that list that gets e super duper excited and July is one of those months because...wait for it... BACK TO THE FUTURE is coming! All three movies will be available to stream on Netflix starting on July 1and I can't wait. There are lots of new seasons of Netflix Original shows on here too, so be sure to mark your calendar!



(Titles and dates are subject to change).


July 1
  • 41 on 41
  • A Long Way From Home
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Bad Boys II
  • Batman: The Movie
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America 
  • Between: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Beverly Hills Cop 
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Big Trouble in Little China 
  • Blade 2 
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
  • Catwoman
  • Cheaper by the Dozen 
  • Cinderella Man 
  • Conflict 
  • Death Race 2 
  • Death Race 3: Inferno
  • Deep: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dreamcatcher
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
  • Gladiator 
  • Hello, Dolly! 
  • Hey Arnold! The Movie
  • Honey 
  • Insomnia
  • The Italian Job 
  • Jackass: Number Two 
  • Jim Jefferies: Freedumb -NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Lalaloopsy Ponies: The Big Show 
  • Lethal Weapon 
  • Lethal Weapon 2 
  • Lethal Weapon 3 
  • Lethal Weapon 4 
  • The Longest Yard 
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Making the American Man  - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marcella: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marco Polo: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mean Girls 
  • Nevada Smith 
  • Nick of Time 
  • The Painted Veil 
  • Pandemic 
  • Phenomenon 
  • Raiders Of The Lost Art: Season 2
  • Rumor Has It 
  • Scooby-Doo 
  • The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1
  • The Sting 
  • Stomp the Yard: Homecoming 
  • Talhotblond 
  • Terminus 
  • Turner and Hooch 
  • Twisted 
  • Watershed: Exploring A New Water Ethic For The New West
  • Well Wishes 
  • Working Girl 
  • Yours, Mine and Ours

July 4
  • Kuromukuro: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 6
  • The Big Short

July 7
  • A War
  • The Armor of Light
  • Brahman Naman - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • NSU German History X: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 7
  • The Invitation - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • Word Party: Season 1

July 9
  • Mustang
  • Mystery Files: Season 1

July 10
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 1

July 12
  • - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 14
  • Gridlocked - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • Magi: The Adventures of Sinbad: Season 1- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Todd Margaret: Season 3

July 15
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ghostheads
  • Holidays - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • Rebirth - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Stranger Things: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 16
  • Fighting

July 19
  • Liv and Maddie: Season 3

July 21
  • Internet Famous - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE

July 22
  • BoJack Horseman: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Degrassi: Next Class: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 24
  • Popples: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 27
  • The Wave

July 29
  • Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Last Chance U - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tallulah - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

July 30

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6: Part 1

July 31
  • Hit Record on TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Season 2


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Disney Zootopia Digital HD #Giveaway #Zootopia

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ vibrant world of Zootopia arrives home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere!!


Order it today on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack or Digital HD!





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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ comedy-adventure, Zootopia  broke records worldwide, earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of Zootopia  and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! Thankfully, there’s more—much more.

When the animated hit arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On- Demand (does not include bonus) platforms June 7, 2016, viewers will also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus features.


Bonus features include*:

BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY and DIGITAL HD:
  • Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
  • The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
  • Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.
  • Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story.
  • Scoretopia – Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.
  • Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
  • Deleted Scenes:
    • Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement.
    • Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends.
    • Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.”
    • Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task.
    • Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level.
    • Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping.
    • The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.
  • “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

DVD:
  • Scoretopia
  • Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:
  • International Character Reel - See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!


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*Open to US resident only, 18 years or older.


Directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It-Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”), the progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and "anyone can be anything." But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn't so easy.

Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the case leads these two unlikely partners to an uneasy conclusion that Zootopia’s "evolved" society is being pulled apart by unseen forces determined to use fear to take control of the city by turning predators and prey against each other. 

Others who helped bring the world of Zootopia to life, include a remarkable roster of voice talent including Idris Elba (BBC’s “Luther,” Golden Globe®-nominated for Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation”) as Judy’s no-nonsense cape buffalo boss Chief Bogo, Jenny Slate (“Obvious Child,” “Marcel the Shell”) as Assistant Mayor Bellwether, Nate Torrence (HBO’s “Hello Ladies,” Fox’s “Weird Loners”) as charming cheetah Clawhauser, Bonnie Hunt (“Return to Me,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Don Lake (“Dumb and Dumber To,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show”) as Judy’s anxious, but supportive parents, Tommy Chong (“Up in Smoke,” “That ’70s Show”) as Yax the Yak, J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” Oscar® winner for “Whiplash”) as Mayor Lionheart, Octavia Spencer (“Insurgent,” Oscar® winner for “The Help”) as the distraught Mrs. Otterton, Alan Tudyk (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Trumbo”) as Duke Weaselton, Shakira as the socially minded international pop star Gazelle, Raymond Persi (“Wreck-It Ralph,” WDAS story artist) as Flash the sloth, Maurice LaMarche (“Pinky and the Brain,” two-time Emmy® winner “Futurama”) as Mr. Big, Tiny Lister (“Friday,” “The Fifth Element”) as Finnick, John DiMaggio (Fox’s “Futurama,” Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time”) as Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., Katie Lowes (ABC’s “Scandal,” “Big Hero 6”) as Dr. Badger, and Jesse Corti (“Frozen,” “Beauty and the Beast”) as Mr. Manchas.

The film is also supported by an emotional and powerful music score created by Michael Giacchino (“Jurassic World,” Academy Award®-winning composer for Disney•Pixar’s “Up”) and an inspiring original song, “Try Everything,” performed by Grammy®-winning, international superstar Shakira (voice of Zootopia’s biggest pop star, Gazelle) and written by Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate.


Feature Run Time:        Approximately 108 minutes
Rating:                    PG in U.S. and Canada
Aspect Ratio:                Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 2.39:1
                            DVD Feature Film = 2.39:1
Audio:                                Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Languages/Subtitles:        English, French & Spanish/English SDH, French & Spanish

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook:                     Facebook.com/DisneyZootopia
Website:                     Movies.Disney.com/Zootopia

ABOUT DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA):
Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is an engaging and family-friendly cloud-based digital movie service that makes it simple to buy your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies once and watch them anywhere.  With DMA you can explore Disney’s library of over 450 eligible digital movies, discover hours of new and exclusive short-form content, and watch your digital movies from the comfort of the living room or across multiple mobile devices.  Using the free DMA apps and website, you can connect your DMA account with participating providers including iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Microsoft Movies and TV and Google Play and unlock access your eligible movie collections across platforms and devices – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV/Airplay, Amazon’s Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Microsoft Movies and TV service on Windows and Microsoft Xbox devices, Android mobile and tablet devices and Android TV, Chromecast and the Roku® platform.  In addition, you can redeem Digital Copy codes found in Disney, Pixar and Marvel Blu-rays and DVDs, as well as earn Disney Movie Rewards points with every digital purchase.

ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

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©2016 Disney
*Bonus features may vary by retailer


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Netflix: There's an Ep for That #StreamTeam

I am a Netflix Stream Team member and have been given a Netflix membership to help facilitate my posts. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


Parenting is hard, by far the hardest thing you will ever do. If you thought the newborn and toddler stages were difficult, they are a walk in the park when compared to dealing with older kids and social situations and those awkward conversations you wish you could avoid. My oldest son will be starting middle school this fall and I am absolutely horrified.

As tough as some conversations may be, no matter what age your kids are, they need to be had and sometimes it is nice to have a starting off point. This is where Netflix has your back. Whether it's a talk about getting along with your siblings or peer pressure or even body image, Netflix has en "ep" for that!


For the little kids:

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Sibling Rivalry
Watch Ep. S1E1: Babee's Room
Buzzbee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and Dad must explain to Buzzbee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.
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Responsibility
Watch Ep. S1E1: Puppies & Guppies/ Sorry We’re Closed Today
Larry and Laura Carrot want to adopt puppies but quickly learn it takes responsibility in order to watch over and care for a pet of their own.
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Following the Rules
Watch Ep. S1E6: Stormy Weather/ Baba’s Adventure/ Rock Music
Mama tells Oona and Baba to stay close with a storm approaching. After ignoring her advice, Oona and Baba get stuck in a seagull nest during the heavy thunderstorms.




For the big kids:

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Self-Love
Watch Ep. 113: Star
After Dulcinea feels like no one in the group needs her help, she tries to use a newly-discovered wishing star to show her worth -- but fails -- showing her that presence alone has lit up her friends’ lives all along.
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Teamwork
Watch Ep. 103: Smart is the New Cool
After McKeyla insists she works better alone, she learns that four is better than one when her friends jump in to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.
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Peer Pressure
Watch Ep. 106: The Legend of El Explosivo
After getting grounded for sneaking off to Bobby Popko’s house, Jackson realizes he needs to stand up for what he knows is right and not give in to please his friends.



For the teens:

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Social Media FOMO
Watch Ep. 102: Girl Meets Boy
Cory challenges his class to unplug from their phones for a week. When Riley and her crush Lucas sit down to talk face-to-face, personal stories bring them closer.
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Self Improvement
Watch Ep. 104: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!
Kimmy quickly realizes that she can’t fix her problems by simply “Buhbreezing” them away – real change comes from the inside.
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Body Image
Watch Ep. 101: #BootyCall
According to the kids of Degrassi Community School, butts are the new boobs. But Shay’s realization that “brains are the new butts” can speak to a number of body image insecurities.

What hard topics are you dreading talking to your kids about? 

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