Saturday, January 10, 2015

THE TOM AND JERRY SHOW SEASON 1 PART 2: FUNNY SIDE UP DVD REVIEW...


IT’S HILARIOUS CAT AND MOUSE HIGH JINKS ON
THE TOM AND JERRY SHOW SEASON 1 PART 2: FUNNY SIDE UP




AVAILABLE JANUARY 13, 2015
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Two-Disc Set Includes Over Four Hours of New Tom and Jerry Cartoons


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is excited to announce an all-new animated TV series with
more laughs, chases and races when everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo storm back on the scene in
The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up! The two-disc set includes over four hours of
new Tom and Jerry cartoons, comprises of 13 episodes and retails for $19.97 SRP.

The timeless adventures of Tom and Jerry are back in a brand-new TV show the whole family can enjoy! The pursuit takes off as Tom, Jerry and the gang fly through unfriendly skies in Just Plane Nuts. Detectives Tom and Jerry are on the case to find Spike’s missing dog bones in Bone Dry. Love is in the air when a mad scientist transports Tom and Jerry to Paris to meet a girl cat and a girl mouse in Molecular Break Up. Jerry and Tuffy cause havoc on a luxury cruise liner in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. These and several other hilarious episodes are featured in this entertaining set.
 
“With cutting-edge animation and innovative story-telling, The Tom and Jerry Show, has brought a classic cartoon to a brand-new generation of viewers,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up will delight viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring another entertaining Tom and Jerry release to consumers.”
 
Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

Featured Shorts:

·         Turn About/The Plight Before Christmas
·         Tuffy Love/Poof!
·         Top Cat/Mummy Dearest
·         Domestic Kingdom/Molecular Break Up
·         Just Plane Nuts/Pets Not Welcome
·         Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’/Road Trippin’
·         Magic Mirror/Bone Dry
·         My Bot-y Guard/Little Quacker and Mister Fuzzy Hide
·         Pipeline/No Brain, No Gain
·         Cat Napped/Black Cat
·         Hunger Strikes/Gravi-Tom
·         Ghost Party/Cat-Astrophe
·         Curse Case Scenario/Say Cheese

My Review:

Oh my heck, Tom and Jerry are so cute together! This is a classic cartoon that never gets old. I loved them as a kid and I still love to watch them. It's so funny watching Tom always trying to catch Jerry. But Jerry out smarts Tom every time. Then when you add Spike the dog into the mix you can't help but laugh out loud. I can't wait until my granddaughter is old enough to watch these with us. I know she is going to love them!

This DVD has over 4 hours of Tom and Jerry cartoons on 2 discs. My hubby and I couldn't stop watching them. We had plenty of laughs, as it brought back old memories of watching these two chase after each other. I really liked the episode that Tom and Jerry decided to call a truce for the holidays. As they were helping Santa Claus put presents under the tree, Jerry pulled a present out of the bag that said Jerry on it. When he checked the list, it had Tom on the naughty list. There were no presents for Tom. Jerry hurried and switched the tag on his present to say Tom on it. Then when Tom noticed there were no more presents in the bag and Jerry wouldn't get one, he hurried and switched the tag to say Jerry on it so Jerry wouldn't feel left out. It was so cute. Then after Santa saw this, he put Tom back on the nice list and gave him a present too.

Everyone in the family will love these cartoons no matter how old they are. We are happy to add this to our DVD collection!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Friday, January 9, 2015

Get On Up Blu-ray Review...


THE RIVETING TRUE STORY OF ‘GODFATHER OF SOUL’ JAMES BROWN
FROM PRODUCERS MICK JAGGER AND BRIAN GRAZER AND
THE DIRECTOR OF THE HELP

GET ON UP

ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 9, 2014
AND DVD, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK JANUARY 6, 2015
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer!  

Director Tate Taylor follows up his Oscar-nominated breakout film, The Help, with an explosively soul-packed story filled with stunning remixes of Brown’s original recordings, dramatic recreations of the singer’s memorable stage moments and a mesmerizing star performance by Chadwick Boseman (42) as “The Godfather of Soul.” The Blu-ray Combo Pack also features over an hour of bonus material, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmakers and cast, extended and deleted scenes and additional unforgettable musical performances.

James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hardscrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as “the hardest working man in show business.” Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.
The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
Bonus Features on Blu-Ray and DVD
  • Long Journey to the Screen– Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer spent 14 years bringing Get On Up to the screen. In this short feature, they discuss why James Brown is such a compelling subject, as well as their own memories of meeting the superstar, the rocky road to the screen and how they joined forces to bring the film to life.
  • Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown– The filmmakers discuss why they chose Chadwick Boseman to embody the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ and what it took for him to learn to sing and dance (and do the splits!) like James Brown.
  • The Get On Up Family– Director Tate Taylor and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger talk about the extensive search for the perfect actors to play bring James Brown’s life story to the screen.
  • Tate Taylor’s Master Class – The director’s extended take on a key scene in the film showcases the actors in an unscripted performance
  • Feature Commentary with Director and Producer Tate Taylor

Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-Ray
  • On Stage with the Hardest Working Man– Compare the film’s depiction of Brown’s performances in Vietnam, at the TAMI Show and the Apollo with the real thing using archival footage of the actual events.
  • The Founding Father of Funk – Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer join select cast members and recording artists to talk about the real James Brown and the influence he had on the world around him.
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Full Song Performances
  • Extended Song Performances

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Blu-ray:
Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131466
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD:
Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131465
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / DVS DD 2.0^2 and, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French


Our Review:


Get on up is a great movie! It was interesting to see James Brown climb to be the Godfather of soul. He had a hard time as a kid and both of his parents ended up leaving him. So it was amazing to see how he overcame his rough childhood through music. Throughout the movie he is self-centered and orders people around. Then by the end of the movie he realizes how much certain people mean to him and how much he needs them in his life. The last song he sang in the movie is very powerful and you can feel the love he has for his good friend Byrd. I thought it was really cool how James stopped a riot from happening when he was playing at Madison Square Garden after Martin Luther King was killed. Another thing I liked is how he had great ideas and people would say "that won't work". But when he made them do it his way everyone loved it.

There are some pretty cool special features too! Extended scenes, deleted scenes, full song performances, Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown, The get on up family and so much more. I really liked the "Long journey to the screen". It was interesting to see how this movie was 14 yrs in the making. It couldn't be made until after Mick Jagger bought the rights to the songs.

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gordmans 2014 Holiday Review and Giveaway...


My family absolutely loves Gordmans!!

I am excited to tell you about some great things they have going on...


With the holidays fast approaching, Gordmans has great gift ideas for the entire family, including the pets!

I had so much fun shopping for holiday items...


The staff were awesome and so helpful and friendly! I got all of my Christmas cards, tags, wrapping paper and gift bags from the Holiday Home section. 


Look how adorable these outdoor Minnie and Mickey yard decorations are...


This standing elf is sure to light up the children's faces as soon as they see him!


Next, I had to buy this cute Olaf shirt since he is my favorite character from the movie...


I had to join the Frozen frenzy since Frozen is the hot gift this year! Gordmans’ Frozen merchandise includes apparel, accessories, bedding, furniture, wall décor, toys and more.

My family had so much fun on our shopping spree! We also got the boys some new pants, socks and slippers. Our last stop was in the baby department to get our precious new granddaughter some fun new outfits!

Since all of Gordmans merchandise is up to 60% off department store prices, this is for sure the place to do all of your holiday shopping!


Gordmans can also help you create the perfect holiday party outfit and the memorable holiday party, whether it’s Christmas or New Year’s Eve!


So what are you waiting for!? Print this coupon below and head on over to Gordmans and have a blast shopping!


Make sure and visit Gordmans on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube!

Thank you so very much Gordmans for the amazing products and customer service!!

Now here's the really exciting part...

I get to give one lucky winner a $25 Gordmans Gift Card
!!


Enter to win this giveaway below...

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.* 

Friday, December 12, 2014

PEEPS 2014 Holiday Review...


PEEPS Brand Marshmallow is making the holiday season more festive with new flavors and shapes!

My family really likes the new PEEPS Minions from the "Despicable Me" movie! They are so cute and taste great.



Two more of our favorites are the Gingerbread and Chocolate Mousse flavored ones. Perfect for Christmas! I didn't show these to my boys yet. They are going to be excited Christmas morning when they get them.



Check out some more of the fun new products below...


We think it is super cool that some of the above even have milk chocolate! YUMMY! These are not only festive, but taste delicious! PEEPS make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers! Make sure to also check out Cookin with PEEPS for some great ideas.

Watch the 2014 PEEPS Christmas Commercial below...



Make sure and visit the PEEPS links below...

Thank you Peeps for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion. The PEEPS® product, information and gift have been provided by Just Born Quality Confections.*

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ChapStick Kissable Lips Holiday Review...


This year ChapStick is offering a variety of seasonally-inspired, limited-edition products to keep lips looking and feeling mistletoe ready throughout the holidays! 

I am going to spotlight two of my personal favorites...


The Candy Cane and the mixstix Vanilla Candy Cane Milkshake flavors are both fabulous! 


The fresh and minty Candy Cane flavor is back again, by popular demand. I have this by my computer and use it often. It not only keeps my lips moist, but I love the flavor!


This two-sided lip balm offers one flavor on each side. I love that I can pick to wear them alone or together to make a unique combination. 

These are perfect gifts and great stocking stuffers!

Visit the Chapstick site to check out all of their incredible products! You can also find them on Facebook!


Thank you ChapStick for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion. The ChapStick® product, information and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.*

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hallmark Northpole Review...


All the myths and stories from your childhood are true…

Northpole is real and it’s bigger and more fun than you can imagine! This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help families connect to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves.

Check out the fun products my family received...

The Northpole Communicator™ Interactive Microphone:

  • Stay connected to the whos and whats of Northpole all season long. Every day Dec. 1 through Christmas, push the button and turn the knob to have a conversation with Santa or one of his Northpole friends.
  • We are super excited to be able to talk with Santa, the elves and even Mrs. Claus! We have been gathering around as a family to call the Northpole. It has been so much fun! Don't try calling before Dec 1st though. Santa's helper just tells you to call back Dec 1st. It's pretty funny. We like that you can continue the conversation year after year with Northpole Minutes. New "minutes" available each year.

Next, the Polar Explorer™ Goggles & Adventure Map:


  • See Northpole like never before! Use the amazing 3-D goggles to explore every inch of the Northpole map, from its exciting places to its fun friends. Make the mission even more magical by flipping over the map for lots of fun activities, like mazes, stickers and more.
  • This map is so awesome! After you put the 3D goggles on, everything comes to life and jumps off the map. There is a fun story that goes along with exploring the map. It tells you where to put stickers as you pass through different areas. My hubby tried on the goggles and couldn't believe his eyes. He said this is the coolest thing he's seen in a while. Then when you put the second set of lenses down it turns the goggles into a kaleidoscope, how cool is that?
Santa’s magical city called Northpole has behind-the-scenes video and discover the winter wonderland at Northpole1820.com!

Add to the holiday spirit and magic of Christmas with Christmas gifts just like the elves use. Visit the Northpole, to find a wide variety of Christmas gifts for everyone! 

Thank you Hallmark for the excellent products, customer service and also for donating to the Serving Others This Holiday Season project!

Visit the Hallmark site to check out all of their incredible products! You can also find them on Facebook!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Serving Others This Holiday Season was a HUGE success again this year!!


I am so excited to report back to all of you that our Serving Others This Holiday Season was a HUGE success again this year! Many families were touched and got to have a Christmas this year thanks to all of your help!














Here are some of the people and companies that helped make this happen listed below...

Thank You again so very much and bless you all!!


Cold Stone Creamery 

Udderly Smooth


 PatientStyle


Sweet Tomatoes




There are many other loving people and companies that helped and asked not to be listed here and wanted to remain anonymous.

We are excited to have also donated to two local non-profit organizations as well this year! Thank You so very much to all of you and may the Lord Bless you and your families this holiday season! Merry Christmas to you all! :)