Saturday, September 9, 2023

"Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny" Review and #Giveaway! (3 Winners) Giveaway Ends 9/22

History’s Greatest Hero Returns! 

Harrison Ford reprises his role as the legendary 

archaeologist when Lucasfilm’s 

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

From Academy Award®–nominated writer-director James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) comes the final chapter in the saga of one of cinema’s greatest heroes. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny sees Harrison Ford reprise his iconic role as the whip-smart archaeologist one last time for a “rip-roaring adventure” (Maureen Lenker, Entertainment Weekly) full of “exciting action, wonderful banter and fantastic twists and turns” (Germain Lussier, io9).

The film is now available from all major digital retailers including Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu, with never-before-seen bonus content including five chapters that chart the making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Join the cast and crew on an epic, globe-trotting adventure showcasing new characters, stunts, music, locations, production design, and visual effects.

Film Synopsis

Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this highly anticipated final installment of the iconic franchise-- a big, globe-trotting, rip-roaring cinematic adventure. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther), Thomas Kretschmann (Das Boot), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Olivier Richters (Black Widow), Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange) and newcomer Ethann Isidore. Directed by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line) and written by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold, based on characters created by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman, the film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel, with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas serving as executive producers. John Williams, who has scored each Indy adventure since the original Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, has once again composed the score.

My Review and Thoughts:

We love all of the Indiana Jones movies! This last one was for sure, the final one with Harrison Ford. The ending is really cool! If you like the previous Indiana Jones movies, you'll like this one too! My fifteen year old son and eleven year old daughter wanted to watch the previous five Indiana Jones movies now! I'm so happy to be able to share these amazing family movies with them! Check out the movie trailer below.

Bonus Features*

The Making of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

Chapter 1 – Prologue – Harrison Ford leaps back into action as Indiana Jones! Journey to 1944 as this featurette reveals the filmmakers, characters, stunts, locations, and incredible visual effects that make up the thrilling opening of Dial of Destiny!

Chapter 2 – New York – Blast off to adventure as James Mangold showcases the re-creation of 1969 Manhattan for the Moon Parade chase. This featurette spotlights Helena (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as John Williams conducts his beautiful new theme for this compelling character.

Chapter 3 – Morocco – The man in the hat is back! Explore Morocco as this featurette breaks down the white-knuckle stunts of the medina tuk-tuk chase and hotel brawl. Meet Teddy (Ethann Isidore), Indy’s precocious new ally in the hunt for the dial!

Chapter 4 – Sicily – Meet Renaldo (Antonio Banderas) as he guides our heroes on a perilous underwater treasure hunt! Catch up with Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge on location in Sicily and explore the caverns, traps, and bugs surrounding Archimedes’ tomb!

Chapter 5 – Finale – This featurette breaks down the thrilling climax to the Indiana Jones series. Cast and filmmakers James Mangold, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford bid farewell to one of the greatest heroes of all time.

*Bonus features vary by product and retailer


Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Helena Shaw

Antonio Banderas as Renaldo

John Rhys-Davies as Sallah

Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mason

Thomas Kretschmann as Colonel Weber

Toby Jones as Basil Shaw

Boyd Holbrook as Klaber

Olivier Richters as Hauke

Ethann Isidore as Teddy

Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Voller

Directed by: James Mangold

Written by: Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth and David Koepp and James Mangold

Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Simon Emanuel

Executive Produced by: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas

Music by: John Williams


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Saturday, September 2, 2023


About the Movie:

The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. 

My Review and Thoughts:

I wasn't quite sure that I was going to like this remake. To be honest, it was okay. If I hadn't already seen the animated version, that I probably wouldn't have judged it so much. I wasn't fond of Flounder or Sebastion. As they played much larger roles in the animated version then in this one. They also took out a few scenes, and of course, entered some new ones. The acting is alright, could have been way better for a Disney movie. I still say that the Live Action Beauty and the Beast was the best one by far! Check out "The Little Mermaid" Trailer below.

Disney’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic “The Little Mermaid,” which opened in theaters in May and went on to gross more than $542 million at the global box office, will premiere on Disney+ September 6, 2023.

Disney+ subscribers will be able to access special bonus content, including Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) as King Triton performing the song “Impossible Child” with music by multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,’ “In the Heights”); “Passing the Dinglehopper,” and “Under the Sea – Song Breakdown.”

The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as The Queen; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula. “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”) with a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”). The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,’ “In the Heights”). The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Disney Pixar's "Elemental" Arrives on Digital TODAY and Blu-ray 9/26! #Giveaway #Elemental

Opposites React When Disney and Pixar’s 


Arrives Exclusively

on Digital Retailers TODAY, August 15th and on 4K Ultra HD™,

Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 26

Welcome to Element City, where the fiery Ember Lumen and the go-with-the-flow Wade Ripple are about to discover what happens when fire meets water in Pixar Animation Studios’ dazzling and imaginative Elemental, which debuts on all major digital platforms (Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, etc.) August 15 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD September 26.

Described as “stunning” (Joey Magidson, Awards Radar), “beautiful and immersive” (Belen Edwards, Mashable), Elemental is and Certified-Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes™ with “Pixar’s signature blend of vibrant revolutionary animation and imagination” (Luke Harfield, Awards Watch). Fans can be the first to watch at home by adding the film to their Pixar movie collection, and access bonus content including exclusive deleted scenes, featurettes, an audio commentary, and the widely popular all-new short, “Carl’s Date.”

My Review:

My three children and I saw "Elemental" in the movie theater a few weeks ago. We all really enjoyed it. My children are now fifteen, fourteen, and eleven! They still enjoy going to Disney movies and so do I! Elemental was one of the most adorable love stories that I've seen from them in a long time. It's a cute movie with to me, no subliminal messages. 

Even if there was suspected to be some racial things in it, I sure as heck didn't notice them! I read in another article online, that "This movie offers a solid foundation to delve into topics of xenophobia, accessibility, and inclusion." I never saw them. As this movie is about an immigrant family moving to a town that wasn't so friendly to them in the beginning. But eventually, they opened up a shop and other Fire elements move into the community around them. The kids don't even realize that hearing "elements don't mix," is an issue for adults. As the issue becomes a non-issue at the end of the movie. So it's a Good thing!

Film Synopsis:

“Elemental” is an original feature film set in Element City, where residents of Fire, Water, Earth and Air live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in. Directed by Peter Sohn (“The Good Dinosaur,” “Partly Cloudy” short), and produced by Denise Ream (“The Good Dinosaur,” “Cars 2”), “Elemental” features a screenplay by John Hoberg & Kat Likkel and Brenda Hsueh and stars the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade.

Social Media

Twitter: @pixarelemental

Facebook: @PixarElemental

Instagram: @pixarelemental

Bonus Features*

Short Film

Carl’s Date – Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner Bob Peterson and produced by Kim Collins, this all-new short, “Carl’s Date,” finds Carl reluctantly agreeing to go on a date with a lady friend —but admittedly with no idea how dating works these days. Ever the helpful friend, Dug steps in to calm Carl’s pre-date jitters and offer some tried-and-true tips for making friends — if you’re a dog. “Carl’s Date” opened in theaters in front of Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental.”


Ember and Wade – Take a deeper look at the development of main characters Ember and Wade, from early designs to final effects, and learn how the complex work of the technical and character teams brought these characters to life.

Next Stop: Element City – Explore how Element City is built to accommodate its different inhabitants. Director Peter Sohn and crew members share insights about the evolution of the designed world, as well as some of the research that inspired its unique look.

Paths to Pixar: The Immigrant Experience – Hear from first-generation filmmakers on the Elemental crew as they share their journeys to Pixar.  Discover how Elemental’s real-world themes of sacrifice and identity, amongst many others, reflect or diverge from their own lived experiences.

Deleted Scenes:

Director Peter Sohn introduces five scenes that are storyboarded, set to music, timed, and voiced, but are not included in the final version of Elemental.

Intro Ember – An alternate opening in which our hero Ember helps a newly immigrated Fire family navigate through, and acclimate to, Element City. Scene introduced by director Peter Sohn.

Mom Rejects Wade – Ember’s traditional parents learn that she’s enamored with watery Wade…and it doesn’t go well. Scene introduced by story supervisor Jason Katz.

Dante Challenge – In an attempt to keep Ember apart from Wade, Bernie tasks her with finding a place to live for newcomer Dante, who Wade finds himself rather enamored with. Scene introduced by story artist Nira Liu.

Brook Dinner – Ember joins Wade for dinner at his home, in this abandoned storyline in which Wade’s mother, Brook, is revealed to be the villain diverting water into Firetown. Scene introduced by story artist Anna Benedict.

Beach Proposal – Sharing a tender moment on the beach, Ember and Wade propose marriage to each other. Scene introduced by story artists Yung-Han Chang and Le Tang.

Audio Commentary:

Elemental Filmmaker Commentary – Join director Peter Sohn, supe tech Sanjay Bakshi, supervising animator Mike Venturini, and directing animator Gwendelyn Enderoglu as they provide insight into the making of this remarkable animated feature while you watch it.

*bonus features vary by product and retailer

Voice Cast:

Leah Lewis as Ember

Mamoudou Athie as Wade

Ronnie del Carmen as Bernie

Shila Ommi as Cinder

Wendi McLendon-Covey as Gale

Catherine O’Hara as Brook

Mason Wertheimer as Clod

Joe Pera as Fern

Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside

Directed by: Peter Sohn

Produced by: Denise Ream p.g.a.

Executive Producer: Pete Docter

Screenplay by: John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, and Brenda Hsueh

Story by: Peter Sohn, John Hoberg, Kat Likkel, and Brenda Hsueh

Music by: Thomas Newman

Product Specifications

Release Date: Digital: August 15 & Physical: September 26

Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD

Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD

Feature Run Time: Approx. 101 minutes

Rating: U.S. Rated PG


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Sunday, August 13, 2023

Celebrate World Princess Week (August 20-26th) with the Lego Disney Princess: The Castle Quest" Premiering on Disney+ on August 18th! #LegoDisneyPrincess #DisneyPlus


An exciting new adventure begins today with the release of the official trailer and key art for “LEGO® Disney Princess: The Castle Quest.” The all-new animated special from Disney Princess and the LEGO Group will premiere August 18 on Disney+, leading into the World Princess Week celebration.

In “LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest,” Tiana, Moana, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Ariel are off on an adventure as they are each unexpectedly transported to a mysterious castle. Shortly after arriving, they soon discover that Gaston has hatched an evil plan to take over all their kingdoms! The Princess characters must work together to solve challenges hidden deep within the castle walls and try to save their kingdoms from Gaston. Will bravery, quick-thinking, and teamwork prevail?

LEGO Disney Princess: The Castle Quest” features the voices of Jodi Benson as Ariel, Auli'i Cravalho as Moana, Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, and Katie Von Till as Snow White. Additional cast includes Richard White as Gaston, Joanne Worley as Wardrobe, Corey Burton as Magic Mirror, and Jim Cummings as King Triton.

Michael D. Black is the director and Robert Fewkes, Pamela J. Keller, Joshua R. Wexler, and Sanjee Gupta are producers. 

Viewers also have the opportunity to shop the LEGO® Disney Princess Ultimate Adventure Castle featured in the special on and retail locations globally.

Earlier this month, Disney kicked off its “Wonder of Princess” festivities, as part of the on-going celebration of 100 years of Disney. The celebration of the iconic Disney Princess brand and its beloved characters will culminate with the return of World Princess Week (August 20 – 26), a global extravaganza that highlights the impact of the timeless magic and beloved storytelling of Disney Princess characters.


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Disney Princess celebrates the most magical adventures and the relatable, empowered heroes who inspire fans—young and old, around the world—to discover whole new worlds and realize their full potential. Every Disney Princess character, from optimistic and kind Snow White to adventurous wayfinder Moana, empowers fans to dream of bringing the magic of Disney’s most beloved stories to life in their own lives, by finding the courage to impact their world and taking charge of their own destinies.


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The Blind (Duck Dynasty's Phil & Miss Kay!) #TheBlindMIN

Duck Dynasty's Phil & Kay Robertson's


Features the real-life story of how Phil & Kay met, fell in love, and struggled through immense challenges, and how God saved them and brought them back together! It's a real-life, gritty, raw, and beautiful story of God's redemptive power! I can't wait to see this movie! I have seen Every episode of Duck Dynasty and the shows that came after too! I sure do miss them.


Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a family, and began to spiral out of control. THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place.

"The Blind" is coming to theaters 9/28!