The incredibly popular new animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman is available today on Blu-ray and DVD, and 20th Century Fox is in the mood to celebrate! So what’s the best way to enjoy the release of this fun-filled movie with your kids? With some Mr. Peabody & Sherman activity sheets of course!
I was always excited when a fairy tale I love was reimagined as a Disney movie and this year, one of Disney’s most beloved fairy tales of all time is being re-released in a new Diamond Edition. Sleeping Beauty: Diamond Edition is available now on Blu-ray Superset and any princess at heart will want to make sure to add it to the family movie collection. Here’s a brief synopsis of the release:
“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award®-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.
Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, Disney’s 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of magical new bonus features, including “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper. Additional all-new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” [Read more…]
Summer is such a great time to watch a movie with a tropical theme, and this summer the whole family can sit down and enjoy the antics of the macaw Blu, his wife Jewel and their family in Rio 2, now available on Blu-ray and DVD! Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they’re hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.
The boys and I received a copy of the movie to review and while I haven’t sat down to watch it yet, Zackary and Benjamin have already enjoyed it a few times! Benjamin especially loves this film, partially because he loves animals and partially because the plot is just so much fun. [Read more…]
I’ve become greatly interested in the stock market as I start to take control of my finances. Part of this interest has also spilled over into learning about the history of the market for the last 20-30 years. So it was quite timely when the movie The Wolf of Wall Street was released on Blu-Ray and DVD earlier this month.
Based on the book of the same name, the movie portrays the career of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) as he rises from low-level obscurity to the eponymous ‘Wolf’ during the heyday of the 1990s and its heady exuberance. Directed by the Oscar-award winning Martin Scorsese, the cast features such notable actors such as Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, and Joanna Lumley. (It also has a neat cameo by the real Jordan Belfort as well.) [Read more…]
I enjoy watching movies, more so when it’s a title I’ve never heard of and turns out to be a hidden gem. But on some nights the prospect of sitting down to a three hour opus is just far too daunting. A guy needs a mental break every so often! Thankfully, the latest release from MTV Films and Paramount, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, fits the bill to a T!
Now fair warning: if you’re the type whose face scrunches up at the mere mention of crass humour then immediately stop reading this review and head straight for a classic rerun of Smith & Smith. For everyone else, be prepared for some serious laughs and cringe-worthy moments. A brief overview of the movie: