Life’s Plot Twists Build Character (inspired by Disney’s Maleficent)

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Life never goes according to plan. Ever. Show me one person who says “everything went exactly as I imagined it” and I’ll show you a person who probably led a boring life. Just like on a rollercoaster, it’s the twists and turns that make life so exciting. Take, for example, the life of Maleficent, the ‘villain” in Sleeping Beauty. Up until the recent Disney film starring Angelina Jolie, we never really got to hear her side of the story. Why did she curse Aurora? What was her motivation? Turns out, the curse stemmed from a plot twist in her life: […] Read more »

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray Box Set with Clips

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If you grew up in the late 80s, chances are you remember Pee-wee’s Playhouse quite fondly! The zany Paul Reubens played the even zanier character of Pee-wee, first made popular by a series of goofy movies. The show almost instantly became a cult hit. Now, nearly 30 years after it first aired (in 1986) you can bring home the complete digitally-remastered series on Blu-Ray. You can also grab Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. I received that for review and have Jake watching it now!   Pee-wee’s Playhouse: A Show Ahead of Its Time Pee-wee’s […] Read more »

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Must-Haves for Fan Girls (or Guys!)

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With summer here and my television choices severely limited, I recently finished off a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon. I have every season on DVD and it’s been a few years since I watched them all back-to-back! Took me about three weeks to run through them. Back before Jacob, it would have taken me less than a week! I used to stay up till 5am watching it, then crash until after noon. Ah, those were the days! Since I’m still immersed in a full-on Buffy obsession period (that will last for about a month before the marathon runs its way […] Read more »

Join Me for Great TV Convo on Beamly!

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If you’ve been a regular reader, you probably know that I watch way more television than I should admit to. I mean, in a time where everyone is all “oh, we NEVER watch TV, we only do healthy activities,” here I am admitting that I have approximately 40 shows programmed to record on my DVR. Of course, some are summer-only shows and others are back-up shows for when my favorites are on hiatus. I don’t actually watch 40 shows every week! More like 20. I think my love of television springs from a very media-centric family. My grandfather worked on […] Read more »

Delivery Man on Blu-Ray: Great Comedy for Movie Date Night!

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I received a complimentary copy of Delivery Man in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I’ve been a huge fan of Vince Vaughn since I first saw him in Swingers years ago. If he’s in a movie, chances are I want to see it. Not just because he’s a good-looking guy, either. He’s just a fantastic actor, especially when it comes to comedy. I received my copy of Delivery Man before it even came out, but I’m having blu-ray problems. Namely, a lack of a working one, so I had to wait to watch it at […] Read more »

Celebrate the Release of Muppets Most Wanted with Lipton Tea

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This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.   Who’s excited about Muppets Most Wanted? It just released into theaters across the country on Friday, March 21st.  Have you seen it yet? I plan to take Jacob to see it this week after school one day. I figure it should be less crowded during the week, so we’ll be able to get better seats.  I grew up with the Muppets, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Jacob wasn’t properly introduced to the characters until the first Muppets revival movie came out. I […] Read more »

So Excited About the Veronica Mars Movie! (with Giveaway)

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I am so excited about the upcoming Veronica Mars movie! Like insanely excited. That was one of my favorite shows and I was incredibly disappointed when it ended. I’ve watched the series on DVD at least four times over the years, every time wishing it would magically just provide some closure. Now, thanks to funding by fans, the show will finally have a chance to end the right way with the Veronica Mars movie. Even better, you get a chance to win a copy of the DVD, which releases in May. I, of course, plan to see it in theaters. […] Read more »

Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season: For the Love of BMO #ShowUsBMO

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Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season released on Blu-Ray this week and we were lucky enough to get an advance copy. The Blu-Ray and DVD packaging comes with little arms and legs to build your own BMO. We’ve been having such a fun time with this little guy! Jake is a huge fan of Adventure Time. It makes sense, since there is a Jake in the show! Plus, it’s just such a funny show to watch. Even I enjoy it! Before telling you about the super cool Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season features, I want to share some BMO […] Read more »

Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee Free Activity Sheets!

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On February 25th, Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, is releasing Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee on DVD! Best part? It’s only $9.99 at Wal-mart stores.  In celebration of this release I have some fun activity sheets and clips to share with you. Check them out and have fun!   Clips from Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee Read more »

Shiny Gift Ideas for Firefly Fans (Whedon’s, not the Bug!)

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If you’re a Firefly fan, I really didn’t have to put that little disclaimer in the title. The “Shiny” should have given it away. Still, just in case, I thought I should clarify! If you’re not a fan but happen to know one, “shiny” doesn’t refer to the gleam of metal. It’s like “awesome,” or “cool.” You know, it’s shiny! I LOVE Firefly. The funny thing is, I didn’t watch it when it first aired. I was too ticked off at Whedon for ending Angel on such a crappy note that I ignored him like an insolent teenager for a […] Read more »