Saturday, August 27, 2016

ARROW: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON REVIEW...

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray™ I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


The Series Continues with New Villains, New Heroes, and New Challenges!
ARROW
THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON

Contains All Action-Packed Episodes from the Fourth Season,
Plus All-New Featurettes, The 2015 Comic-Con Panel, Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel!

The Crusade Continues On Blu-ray™ including Digital HD & DVD
August 30, 2016

The release contains all 23 exhilarating episodes from the fourth season, and The Flash crossover episode; plus over an hour and a half of extra content, including the 2015 Comic-Con Panel, never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.

After defeating his most formidable foe to date and riding off into the sunset with longtime flame Felicity Smoak, Oliver Queen (aka The Arrow) left Star City with the hopes of beginning a new life. But will Oliver ever truly be able to leave behind his past as The Arrow, and, if so, what becomes of the team he has worked so hard to assemble? Will military vet John Diggle, Oliver’s sister Thea Queen, and lawyer-turned-vigilante Laurel Lance continue Oliver's fight without him? And with Malcolm Merlyn having ascended to the top of the League of Assassins as the new Ra's al Ghul, is anyone really safe? 

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital HD copy of all 23 episodes from Season Four, as well as The Flash crossover episode.

SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Star Crossed Hawks featurette
  • Star Crossed Hawks: The Hunt for Vandal Savage featurette
  • Smooth Criminal: The Damien Darhk Story featurette
  • Arrow: 2015 Comic-Con Panel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
DIGITAL HD
The fourth  season of Arrow is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital HD copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.
BASICS
Street Date: August 30, 2016
BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 1056 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 85 min

Our Review:

The fourth season of Arrow is so good you will for sure want to get this on Blu-ray! I love watching the romance between Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak. They are such a great couple. Things start getting rough between them when Oliver lies to her about his son. I think he should have told her the truth from the start. We love when the team goes out to fight the bad guys like Damien Darhk. They are so good as a team and can kick some serious butt. Lots of awesome action!

Damien Darhk is pretty powerful though. It's sad when John has to kill his brother who is working for HIVE. He didn't have a choice. This Blu-ray has all 23 episodes including the one with the Flash. My hubby and I are watching the Flash as well so we love that they have both of these cross over to each others series. If you love DC and super hero movies you will love this season of the Arrow. Even if you haven't seen the Arrow before you can catch on quick and start with this season. You won't be disappointed and will love it!

There are some really cool special features as well. 4 featurettes, a comic-con panel, unaired scenes, a gag real and more. I liked the featurette: Smooth Criminal; the Damien Darhk Story.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

ARROW and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

I'm excited for the LongHorn Steakhouse Labor Day / Tailgate Grill Us Hotline...


It is hard to believe, but autumn is quickly approaching and football season will soon kick off. As tailgaters across the country fire up their grills this Labor Day Weekend – also the kickoff to tailgate season –  LongHorn Steakhouse is here to help with tips and recipes to ensure gameday is a success!

Many people get intimidated by the grill, but don’t be one of them. Should you be grilling and find yourself asking essential grilling questions, don’t panic, LongHorn is here to help. On Sunday, September 4, LongHorn Grill Masters will be available via the Grill Us Hotline to provide advice for every step of the grilling process—from cleaning your grill to getting great diamond marks.



For those who prefer to text, LongHorn will also provide grilling tips, recipes and how-to demonstration videos via text anytime through Monday, September 5.

·  Phone: Dial 1-855-LH-GRILL (1-855-544-7455) to be connected to a Grill Master on Sunday, September 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

·  Text: Text GRILL to 55702 to get expert grilling tips and recipes as well as how-to demonstration videos through September 5. (Up to 2 msgs per month. Text HELP for help or STOP to end. Msg&data rates may apply. Msgs may be sent from 55702 using autodial system. Consent not required to purchase property, goods, services).

·  Social: Visit LongHorn on Facebook and Twitter for more expert grilling tips and tricks.

LongHorn also has unique and delicious recipes for making an entire meal on the grill. We are excited to share a few of our personal favorites... 
                             
Fire-Grilled Corn on the Cob


  Grilled Hawaiian Salmon

 Grilled Peach Cobbler


We love to BBQ over Labor Day weekend and for the tailgate season. We're happy LongHorn is having a grill hotline again. My hubby got some great tips last year. Now our chicken and steaks turn out perfect every time. He even got some tips on grilling fish.

Now here's some fun Tailgate Tips:

·         Prep whatever you can the day before.  For example, skewer the meat, slice the vegetables and pack your car.
·         Before you get started, prep the grill surface. Ensure your grill is hot (500°F) and cleaned with a wire brush. Place your hand 3 inches above the grates, and if you need to pull away before you count to 3, it’s ready to start grilling!
·         Boldly season. Don’t be shy when seasoning your steak! Try “The Big 4” – salt, pepper, granulated onion powder and garlic powder – coat both sides of the steak well.
·         Make sure you let your steaks rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to settle back into the meat, resulting in optimal flavor.
·         Don’t forget to turn the grill off when you leave your tailgate to go into the game!  Turn the gas off or cool and dump the charcoals in an appropriate receptacle—a metal bucket will work.

If you have any questions at all about grilling, don't hesitate to call this hotline.


We LOVE LongHorn Steakhouse! They have the best steaks in town! My hubby and I  are super excited to go there on a date soon.

Disclaimer: *Please note, I received compensation from LongHorn Steakhouse for this blog post.*

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DC'S Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season Review...

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray™ I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


When Heroes Aren’t Enough...The World Needs Legends!

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow:
The Complete First Season

Packed with Extras Including Featurettes, Comic-Con Panel, Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel!

The Mission Is Simple: Save the Future and
Buy The Blu-Ray™ including Digital HD and DVD August 23, 2016

From the creators of The Flash and Arrow comes this Super Hero team-up that combines characters from both series, as well as new heroes from the DC Comics pantheon.  Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront the unstoppable threat of the immortal Vandal Savage— a threat which not only puts the world at stake, but all of time itself.

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 2-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and a Digital HD copy of all 16 episodes from season one.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow stars Victor Garber (The Flash, Titanic), Brandon Routh (Arrow, Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Caity Lotz (Arrow, Mad Men), Franz Drameh (The Flash, Edge of Tomorrow), and Ciara RenĂ©e (The Flash), with Dominic Purcell (Prison Break, The Flash) and Wentworth Miller (Prison Break, The Flash).  Falk Hentschel (The Flash), and Casper Crump (The Flash, Arrow) are recurring guest stars in the series. Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, The Mysteries of Laura), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Andrew Kreisberg (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Phil Klemmer (Chuck, Political Animals), Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Blindspot, Supergirl, The Mysteries of Laura) and Chris Fedak (Chuck, Forever).

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: 2015 Comic-Con Panel - Warner Bros. Television Presents a Night of DC Entertainment at Comic-Con 2015: DC's Legends of Tomorrow
  • Jonah Hex: Hex Marks the Spot - Journey behind the scenes of "The Magnificent Eight" as producers bring the legend of Jonah Hex and the ways of the Old West to life.
  • A Fantastic Voyage: Touring the Waverider Set - Journey behind the scenes with the production design team responsible for bringing the Waverider to life.  From the origin of the time traveling ship, to the VFX that completes the illusion, a complete look.
  • History in the Making - Explore the cross over between fact and fiction, as the Legends team makes contact with a variety of eras thought the series.  Time travel with the heroes and villains of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • Gag Reel


DIGITAL HD
The first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is also currently available to own on Digital HD. Digital HD allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital HD is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital HD copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage through participating UltraViolet retail services including CinemaNow, Vudu and Flixster Video.


Our Review:

DC's Legends of Tomorrow is Awesome! My hubby was so excited to get the complete first season on Blu-ray. We love all of the Super Hero movies and this one is great. An unlikely set of Hero's travel through time to save the future. Some of this group are bad and some of them are good but they all want to save the world. I like Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) He is a great actor.

There are 16 episodes on this Blu-ray so you will be entertained for hours. We like how they have characters from The Flash and The Arrow come together to form Legends of Tomorrow. It's fun seeing how Rip Hunter assembles this group of Hero's. We love watching this series on TV and now we can watch all episodes again.

There are some cool special features as well. A Fantastic Voyage: Touring the Waverider Set. This was fun to watch what goes on behind he scenes. You will not want to miss The comic-con panel, gag reel and more.


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc. 
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Miraclesuit Review...


Thanks to Miraclesuit I am super excited to tell you about some of their amazing products!

My hubby and I are going to Hawaii for our wedding anniversary soon. I sure am going to be in style and look fabulous in my new Miraclesuit swimsuit!

Check out how fun and colorful it is...


It fits me perfectly and really does make me look thinner! The adjustable straps are such a brilliant idea. I am very impressed with the high quality of this swimsuit. Another thing I love is how comfortable it is on.

The only swimsuit that makes you look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds. Miraclesuit swimwear delivers fit, form, and function to show off your beautiful curves - and your confidence. Made with LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ spandex for a long lasting fit.

Next, I would like to tell about the stunning Shirred Coverup Skirt and Coverup Short I received...

 

These look absolutely fantastic with my swimsuit! I can't wait to wear them for different things we will be doing while we are on our vacation. The skirt will be so pretty to stroll the beach in and the shorts are going to be super for when we go jet skiing.

They both give me great support and look wonderful on. My sweet hubby said wow you look so beautiful when I tried everything on for him. I think it is really cool how stunning these make you look since they do a good job holding everything in.

After we are done playing in the water I am thrilled to wear my new Draped Cover Up Dress by Magicsuit...


It is awesome that I can wear this Magicsuit Cover Up casual and also dress it up. I plan on slipping on a cute pair of high heels and wearing this to dinner at a restaurant we are going to that is right on the beach. I love everything I received and can't wait to get to Hawaii to wear them!

Pulling it all together with a uniquely fashion forward point of view through exclusive designs and silhouettes, Miraclesuit® builds confidence. Their design team's strategic use of shirring and draping emphasizes your curves and draws the eye away from areas you would like to de-emphasize.


The Miraclesuit® heritage of fit, form and function begins with their unique and innovative fabric, Miratex®. Exclusively theirs, this fabric delivers three times the control of ordinary swimwear fabrics, without relying on inner linings and constrictive control panels to shape and trim. The high concentration of Lycra spandex means that Miraclesuit® keep their shape… and yours.

Look 10 lbs. lighter in 10 seconds®… the time it takes to slip on a Miraclesuit®!

http://www.miraclesuit.com/

Make sure to head on over to Miraclesuit to check out all of their fabulous summer items! I know you will love them as much as I do.

Thank you so very much Miraclesuit for the awesome products and customer service!

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.*

Monday, August 8, 2016

SUPERGIRL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON REVIEW...

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray™ I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


SUPERGIRL: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON including all 20 episodes from Season 1 plus enhanced content including deleted scenes and gag reel will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 9, 2016!

Born on the doomed planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped at the same time as her cousin, Superman, but didn’t arrive on Earth until years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin.

Years later, at age 24, and now living in National City while working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. (TBC)

Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Mehcad Brooks (About Last Night) and Jeremy Jordan (Smash), with David Harewood (Homeland)and Calista Flockhart (Brothers and Sisters).  Season One guest stars include Dean Cain, Peter Facinelli, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Laura Benanti and Helen Slater. Based on the characters from DC Comics, Supergirl is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Ali Adler and Sarah Schechter.

Our Review:

Supergirl is a fabulous series! She is Superman's cousin so you know she is going to have all of the same cool powers! There are a lot of super hero shows on TV with male leads. It is so awesome to see a female lead super hero. Melissa Benoist is the perfect fit for this roll! She is so likable as a normal girl Kara and then she comes out as Supergirl and saves the day. I like the romance in this series, there is plenty of action too.

We really enjoyed seeing the different DC Comic book characters that show up in this series. My hubby and I couldn't get enough of this show on TV and now we can have the complete first season on Blu-ray to watch it all over again. There are 20 episodes on three discs.  

There are also tons of special features that you won't want to miss. 
  • Lots of deleted scenes.
  • Supergirl Comic-Con Panel- We liked listening to all of the actors and directors talk about the show 
  • The Man from Mars- which is J'onn J'onzz from DC Comics
  • A World Left Behind- Talks about the planet Krypton
  • Gag Reel- I love watching Gag Reels, it's so funny to see the actors when they mess up their lines

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Scooby-Doo and WWE Blu-ray Review...

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray™ I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.


Available on Digital HD and on Blu-ray™ & DVD 8/9

It’s pedal to the metal as Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the gang team up with the superstars of WWE in this hi-octane, all-new original movie! When Scooby and Mystery Inc. visit an off-road racing competition, it’s not long before strange events start to occur. A mysterious phantom racer, known only as Inferno, is causing chaos and determined to sabotage the race.

It’s up Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and their new driving partner, The Undertaker, to save the race and solve the mystery. Along with other WWE superstars such as Triple H, Paige and Shamus, it’s time to start your engine and your appetite because Scooby-Doo and WWE are chasing down adventure and laughs just for you!



Our Review:

We have always loved Scooby-Doo and the gang. My hubby also likes to watch WWE so he was really excited to get this Scooby-Doo movie that stars a lot of the WWE superstars. This movie is called Curse of the Speed Demon. It was fun watching the WWE characters in an off road race against each other.

There are so many funny parts in the movie you will be laughing all the way through it. Like when Fred says the only time we stop is when the mystery is solved and Scooby said or when we run away! Haha.

When they were in the race, Inferno jumps on the mystery machine's windshield and said you will both pay. Shaggy turns on the wiper blades and it starts smacking Inferno in the face. That one cracked me up. Then he said I will stop at nothing and Shaggy said but we will and he slams on the brakes, Inferno goes flying through the air. This is a fun family movie that everyone will enjoy. If you or your kids like Scooby-Doo then you don't want too miss this one!

You will enjoy the fun special features as well. There is a featurette called Revved up with the Monster Jam Scooby-Doo truck. With a couple extra cartoons as well. Your kids will love them.