Friday, December 23, 2016

DreamWorks Trollhunters Now Avaibale on Netflix! #StreamTeam

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Today is the first day of Christmas vacation for my kids and no joke, the "I'm bored" comments are already starting. How they can be bored when they have a brand new playroom with countless toys and video games is beyond me, but there you have it. So with days and days (and DAYS) ahead of us before school starts back up, I'm left with the task of keeping them busy and happy. Thankfully we have some snow still on the ground to play in, but when they come in from the cold we also now have the highly anticipated DreamWorks Trollhunters to stream on Netflix! I have to say I am super excited about this new Netflix Original Series as it looks like something the whole family will enjoy.

From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family!

Now the real challenge for us is going to be NOT binge watching all episodes in two days. My goal is to make it last through winter break so we have a new episode to look forward to every day. Lucky for us that today is not only the first day of vacation, but the first day of Trollhunters! We can't wait to get started.

Make it a Minecraft Holiday with Best Buy

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I have to admit, when my boys first got into Minecraft a few years ago, I just didn't get it. OK, fine, I still don't really get the appeal if I am honest, but all four of them love it as so I make the best of it. Minecraft is a game about placing blocks (or removing them) to build awesome world. Players can play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources to build whatever they want or play in Survivor mode where they have to fend off enemies. I think what my boys love the most is that they can play on their own or together, all though playing together some time causes arguments. And by arguments I mean they go into each others worlds and destroy things. Sigh. Now I still might not quite "get it", but I do love that it is a family friendly game that they all enjoy.

One of the most popular items I have seen this holiday shopping season is the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle. I first saw these pop up on Black Friday ads back in November and immediately new I had to get one for our family. (I bought mine fromBest Buy on Thanksgiving). What's so great about this bundle is not only that it comes with all the Minecraft games preloaded, but also that the new Xbox One S plays 4K Blu-ray™ movies. That feature alone sold me. This bundle is available right now at Best Buy for just $249.99. which is a $50 savings off the regular price.


Now if the Minecraft lover in your life already has all the games, there are plenty of Minecraft toys and collectibles that he or she would love. There are mini figures and playsets, card games and even drones, so there is something for everyone in every price range. Take a look at all of the Minecraft Gifts available at Best Buy.

What Minecraft gifts are you grabbing this holiday season?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Return to Star Hallow with Netflix #StreamTeam #GilmoreGirls

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If you watched television in the early 2000's, you surely have hear of the hit show Gilmore Girls. And if you say that you haven't, well then your lying. Even people who didn't actively watch the show knew of it and it's extreme popularity as it was a cornerstone for the CW Network for 7 seasons. Now, 16 years after we were first taken to Star Hallow, Connecticut, Lorelai and Rory are back in a 4-epside miniseries on Netflix: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has been streaming on Netflix since November 25, 2016 and my social media stream have been filled with both new and old fans of the show watching it and falling in love with the characters all over again. And it seems like once isn't enough for some of the hard core viewers.

Have you had a chance to watch it yet?

About Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life consists of four memorable chapters from the lives of Lorelai, Emily, Rory and countless more Stars Hollow stalwarts. The story is told through four 90-minute chapters -- each spanning one season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall -- and brings back to life everything from the quaint corner diner to the dreamy Dragonfly Inn to a fast-talking, quick-witted mother-daughter love story unlike any other.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Disney is Coming to Netflix! #StreamTeam

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Disney movies are a staple in our house. Old and new we love them all. With Disney adding both Marvel and Star Wars to their lineup over the past few years, yeah well you can say that we might be a bit Disney obsessed even. So we were excited to see more Disney titles arriving on Netflix. In fact starting this month, Netflix has become the exclusive US pay TV home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar. Eeeeeeek! Now do we own many of these movies on Blu-ray already? Why yes, yes we do (see previous note on obsession). But there is just something better about having them on Netflix and accessible at the touch of a button from any of our numerous devices.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New on Netflix: September 2016 #StreamTeam

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September is her and that means Luke Cage is arriving the end of this month! I know I've talked about it a lot, but I am just so very excited for this new Netflix Original Series. Marvel's Jessica Jones proved to be an awesome show, and I loved Luke Cage on it. So I know that Marvel's Luke Cage will be just as good. Here's a look at what else is hitting Netflix this month.

(Dates and titles are subject to change).

  • The Amityville Horror (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013)
  • Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
  • Bratz: The Movie (2007)
  • Burn, Burn, Burn (2015)
  • Cats & Dogs (2001)
  • Crashing: Season 1
  • Defiance (2008)
  • Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009)
  • Europe's Last Great Wilderness (2015)
  • The Fierce Wife (2010)
  • Footloose (1984)
  • Full Out (2015)
  • Game Winning Hit: Season 1
  • Heartland: Season 7
  • Hellevator: Season 1
  • Hoot (2006)
  • Hope Floats (1998)
  • I Am the Ambassador: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • Indochina's Wild Heart (2015)
  • The IT Crowd: Series 5
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Jaws 2 (1978)
  • Jaws 3 (1983)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
  • Joyful Noise (2012)
  • Keepers of the Game (2016)
  • Last Holiday (2006)
  • Lucky Days: Season 1
  • Man on Wire (2008)
  • Milk Money (1994)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Road Trip (2000)
  • Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (2000)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Scary Movie 2 (2001)
  • Shameless (U.S.): Season 5­6
  • Stomp the Yard (2007)
  • Sweeney Todd (2007)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • True Grit (1969)
  • U­571 (2000)
  • The Wicker Man (2006)
  • Wild Madagascar (2015)
  • The Womanizer: Season 1
  • The Year of Happiness and Love: Season 1

  • Baby Daddy: Season 5
  • Chef's Table: France ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Kazoops!: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Kulipari: An Army of Frogs ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Narcos: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Young & Hungry: Season 4

  • Crash (2004)
  • The Finest Hours (2015)
  • Hard Target 2 (2016)
  • Honey 3 (2016)
  • R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly: One Night in Doom House (2016)

  • The Blacklist: Season 3
  • Galavant: Seasons 1­2

  • Supergirl: Season 1

  • Extremis (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Hawaii Five­0: Season 6
  • London Has Fallen (2015)

  • Goldie & Bear: Season 1

  • Sample This (2012)
  • The Walking Dead: Season 6

  • Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)
  • The White Helmets (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • 3 Days to Kill (2014)
  • Luther: Season 4
  • Penny Dreadful: Season 3

  • Call the Midwife: Series 5
  • Gotham: Season 2

  • Colliding Dreams (2016)
  • New Girl: Season 5
  • Zootopia (2016)

  • Bones: Season 11
  • Easy: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Wallander: Series 4

  • Audrie & Daisy (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Last Man Standing: Season 5
  • Longmire: Season 5 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • VeggieTales in the House: Season 4 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • Portlandia: Season 6
  • River (2016)

  • Family Guy: Season 14
  • Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015)

  • The Fosters: Season 4 (Part A)
  • The Imitation Game (2014)

  • Amanda Knox (2016) ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 ­ NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Scream: Season 2

Sunday, July 31, 2016

New on Netflix: August 2016 #StreamTeam

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Another month and another list of shows and movies being added to the Netflix lineup. As some of us anxiously await the start of the Fall season on network television in September, now is the time to catch up on our favorite shows. For me, I'm thrilled to see that Once Upon a Time, Season 5 will be available on Netflix starting August 26, 2016. I pretty much missed all of the first few episodes last year so I will be binge watching that before season 6 starts.

What new to Netflix shows or movies are you excited to see on this list?

(Dates and titles are subject to change).

August 1
  • The American Side
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • APEX: The Story of the Hypercar
  • Beethoven's Christmas Adventure
  • Big Daddy
  • Black Widow
  • Critical Condition
  • Deadfall
  • Destination: T​eam USA
  • Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie ​­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • The Family Man
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
  • Final Destination 3
  • From the Terrace
  • Holding the Man  ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • How To Win The US Presidency
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • ISIS: Women Unveiled
  • Masha and the Bear: Season 2 ­ NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
  • Memoria
  • The Naked Prey
  • NCIS: Season 13
  • Pay It Forward
  • The Real Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Roseanne Collection: Collection 3
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Sliding Doors
  • Star Trek: Nemesis
  • Teacher's Pet
  • The Verdict
  • The Wedding Planner
  • What Women Want
  • Young@Heart
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Watch: Marvel's Luke Cage Official Trailer #StreamTeam #LukeCage

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I have a love for all things super heroes and Marvel and while I could blame it on the fact that I have 4 boys, it's really just all me. They are just my excuse to embrace my inner geek. One of my top favorite things to watch on Netflix have been their Original Marvel shows Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I enjoyed both tremendously, but Jessica Jones kind of blew me away. It was just that good. Well written and perfectly cast, Krysten Ritter has shown she is the perfect actress to play Jessica Jones. As soon as I finished binge watching season 1, I was ready for the next Defender series: Marvel's Luke Cage. These Marvel series on Netflix are turning out fantastic and I am completely addicted.

Mike Colter, who played Luke Cage in Jessica Jones, continues in his role as Luke Cage and I. Can't. Wait. He was also perfect for his character, not to mention delicious (holy muscles!), and I'm having a hard time containing my excitement over this next series. Marvel's Luke Cage will premier on Netflix on September 30, 2016 at 12:01am. Will you be watching?

Be sure to also check out Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix. We still have two months until the arrival of Mr. Cage, which is plenty of time to catch up on all the Marvel Defenders awesomeness.

About Marvel’s Luke Cage:
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

@LukeCage, #LukeCage

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New on Netflix: July 2016 #StreamTeam

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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

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
  • 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

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*:

  • 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

  • Scoretopia
  • Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

  • 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


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.

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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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Netflix: There's an Ep for That #StreamTeam

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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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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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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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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? 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

New on Netflix: May 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.

Every month I cannot wait to see the list of movies and shows being added to Netflix. In April when I saw The Money Pit pop up I was ecstatic, it is still one of the funniest movies ever! With May almost here, I took a gander at the list to see what was coming and was thrilled to see girlie movie Bring It On will be here soon. Some movies you just never outgrow, and this is one of them as clearly I am way past the target age for that one. But I still love it. The Replacements is also coming which is another hilarious must see. What new additions from the May list are you excited about?

(Titles and dates are subject to change).

May 1
  • A Study in Sherlock
  • Admiral 
  • Ava's Possessions 
  • Bring It On
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing
  • Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
  • El Crítico
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
  • Finger of God
  • Gary Gulman: It's About Time
  • Great Expectations 
  • I Am Road Comic 
  • Jesus Town, USA 
  • Just Friends
  • Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny
  • Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent 
  • Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz 
  • LoliRock: Season 1 
  • My Last Day Without You
  • The Nutty Professor
  • Off the Map
  • Palm Trees in the Snow
  • Pleasantville
  • Shark Lake
  • She's Beautiful When She's Angry
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Sugar Coated
  • Terra
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • To Catch a Thief
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
  • Who’s Driving Doug

The Replacements: May 2

May 2
  • The Replacements 

May 3
  • Submerged

May 4
  • The Keeping Room
  • Shanghai Knights

May 5
  • Fourth Man Out
  • Marseille - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 6
  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Baby Daddy: Season 5
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Young and Hungry: Season 3

May 8
  • The Chosen Ones

May 9
  • A Stand Up Guy

May 10
  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Goosebumps: May 11

May 11
  • Goosebumps
  • They Look Like People

May 12
  • Bleeding Heart

May 15
  • We Are Still Here
  • Yo Soy la Salsa 

May 17
  • American Dad!: Season 10
  • Kindergarten Cop 2
  • Slasher: Season 1

May 18
  • A Girl Like Her 

May 19
  • Benders: Season 1 

May 20
  • Lady Dynamite: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 22
  • David and Goliath
  • The Letters
  • The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death

May 23
  • Electricity

May 26
  • Graceland: Season 3
  • The Last Man on the Moon

May 27
  • Bloodline: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Chef's Table: Season 2, Part 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Mako Mermaids: Season 4 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

May 28
  • Hell on Wheels: Season 5

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Shop For Energy Star Certified Washers & Dryers at Best Buy #bbyed #EarthDay

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. This post contains affiliate links and the reviewer will receive a commission if you click on a link and make a purchase.

Every April as Earth Day nears, many of us wonder what little things (or big things) we can do in our home to benefit the environment. Recycling, composting and conserving are all fairly easy things that come to mind. A big way to save both energy and water is buy replacing an old washer and dryer. A few years ago we replaced our top loading, 15 year old set (which died) with a front loading LG set and wow did we see a difference. Now I'm not saying you should toss a perfectly good, working appliance, but if you're in need of a replacement, Best Buy has a wide selection of Energy Star certified models to choose from. And remember that if your old model still works, there are plenty of places who would take it as a donation (my mom donated hers to a local animal shelter).

Why Energy Star?
I know it's common to wonder just how much of a difference and Energy Star certified washer or dryer can make over an older model that is not Energy Star. Here is a brief breakdown on what you can expect, then make sure you check out Earth Day on Best Buy for deals on Energy Star certified appliances.

Energy Star certified Washers:
  • On average, a new Energy Star certified clothes washer uses 280 KWh of electricity and can save you $40 a year on your utility bills compared to a standard model.
  • A full-sized Energy Star certified clothes washer uses 13 gallons of water per load, compared to the 23 gallons used by a standard machine, saving more than 3,000 gallons of water, per year!
  • Washers built before 2003 are significantly less efficient than newer models. If you have a standard clothes washer that is over 10 years old, it's costing you, on average $180 a year.

Energy Star certified Dryers
  • Use 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance
  • Use sensor drying, not timed drying. Energy Star dryer models incorporate advanced moisture sensors to help you reduce your dryer’s energy use. This feature ensures that your dryer will automatically shut off when clothes are dry
  • Longer drying cycles on a low heat setting use less energy. When you purchase an Energy Star certified clothes dryer, look in the informational materials shipped with the product for which cycle was tested for certification and how the dryer’s other cycles or settings may use more or less energy. (I personally always use the low heat setting on our Energy Star LG dryer).

A very cool new washer and dryer pairing to check out right now are the LG Twin Wash and Sidekick. The LG Twin Wash lets you was two loads of laundry at the same time. Hang on, that needs repeating: AT THE SAME TIME! That is simply awesome. While your full size load is working up top in the main tub, you can put a smaller load in the Sidekick pedestal. This is really perfect for things like delicates or even workout gear. I love this concept. As someone who is at the gym 4-5 days a week, I do a lot of smaller loads and honestly, it's wasteful. The Sidekick pedestal is just the right size for this. Plus the Sidekick can be paired with almost any LG front load washer, so you can add it to the model you already have at home.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Netflix: Your Home for LEGO Shows #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 a mom of four boys, I have sort of a love/hate relationship with LEGOs building block. I love them because my kids love them and they can provide hours of creativity and entertainment. I hate them because they end up being everywhere. EVERYWHERE. I think every parent at some point has stepped on a LEGO brick while barefoot and the pain is quite surprising from something so little. If you haven't yet had the pleasure, my advice to you: wear sock all the time.

Of course their love for LEGOs has carried over into a love of the LEGO video games as well as LEGO shows and movies. Thankfully, Netflix has always had a few LEGO options to choose from and believe me, we've seen them all multiple times. In March, Netflix added two more to its lineup with LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One and LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship.

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LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship
LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One
 With these two new additions, Netflix now has 12 LEGO offerings on its streaming service including Marvel Super Heroes, DC Comics Super Heroes, Ninjago and more. Which ones does your family love watching?

Monday, February 29, 2016

Fuller House Now On Netflix #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.

I have probably said it a thousand times before but I don't mind saying it again. One of the best things about Netflix is their original shows. And not just that they offer original shows, but that their original shows are awesome. It's been weeks since I finished Jessica Jones and yet I still think about it because it was that darn good.  Next to the Marvel shows, I think Netflix's Fuller House is one of their most highly anticipated shows to date. If you grew up in the 80s/90s like I did, you are familiar with Full House. And yes, I was a huge fan and made sure I watched it every TGIF. So getting the cast back together for a new show with the girls all grown up is exciting.

Whether you were a fan of the original show or a complete newbie, I definitely think this is a fun family show that you should give a try. 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Year, New Shows on Netflix #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.

How many times do you hear the saying "New Year, New You!" every January? Countless times I am sure. For some people that may mean exercising more and being healthy and for others that may mean doing or trying something else new. Or perhaps going on a fun adventure. For 2016, our family has a new adventure planned and that is heading down to Florida and Walt Disney World. To say we are excited is a huge understatement.

As we count down the days to our big Disney adventure, and there are A LOT of days left, thankfully Netflix is constantly providing us with new shows to keep us laughing and busy. If you have seen Dreamworks full length animated movie The Croods, you know how hilarious that prehistoric family can be. That movie was something we all enjoyed as a family so we are all very excited when we saw Netflix added an all new original animated series: Dawn of the Croods.

The world's first family is back for more laughs as they discover sports, sleepovers and other wonders in a world of exotic creatures and adventures.

Watch Now!

Our kids once again got a kick out of this wacky family and no surprise, the show was a big hit in our home.  We have yet to watch a Netflix/Dreamworks series that we didn't enjoy so I hope they keep them coming!

Also New on Netflix in January for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families:

Sofia the First - Season 2
Dragons: Race to the EDGE - Season 2
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Degrassi: Next Class

What new and fun adventures does your family have planned for 2016?

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