The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack – Giveaway!

It’s time to go where no brick has gone before when “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital.

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

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WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

Parents need to know that The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is the sequel to 2014’s hit The Lego Movie.

Like the original, it’s a funny, entertaining adventure that centers on Emmet and Lucy/Wyldstyle. This time around, they’re defending themselves from mysterious invaders who seem bent on destroying Bricksburg — and then kidnap several of Emmet’s best friends, including Lucy.

You can expect lots of action, including chases, fights, rescues, explosions, weapon use, dinosaurs, spaceship battles, and more. Since everything (and everyone) is made out of Lego bricks, the stakes never feel too intense — but younger or more sensitive kids might be upset when sympathetic characters are in peril or argue with each other.

Otherwise, content is quite mild, with a couple of uses of words like “heck” and “butt” and some flirting between characters (Batman also shows and sings about his pecs).

There are positive messages about perseverance, teamwork, friendship, cooperation, and loving people for who they are, not who you think they should be.

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Reprising their starring roles from the first film are Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jurassic World”) as Emmet; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games” movies, “Love & Mercy”) as Lucy, aka Wyldstyle; Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movies,” TV’s “Arrested Development”) as LEGO Batman; Alison Brie (TV’s “GLOW,” TV’s “Community”) as Unikitty; Nick Offerman (“Fargo,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as MetalBeard; and Charlie Day (the “Horrible Bosses” movies, TV’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia”) as Benny. They are joined by Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “Keanu”) and Stephanie Beatriz (“Short Term 12,” TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) as new characters Queen Watevra Wa’Nabi and General Mayhem, respectively, and Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” TV’s “Big Mouth”), as Mom.

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” was directed by Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Ever After,” “Trolls,” “Sky High”) and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, the team behind the LEGO film franchise since “The LEGO Movie,” and Jinko Gotoh. The screenplay was written by Lord and Miller, the Oscar-winning producers of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” from a story by Lord, Miller and Matthew Fogel, based on LEGO Construction Toys. Trisha Gum was the animation director.

Serving as executive producers were Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra and Chris Leahy. The production designer was Patrick Marc Hanenberger, the editor was Clare Knight and the music was composed by Mark Mothersbaugh.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group present, in association with LEGO System A/S, a Rideback/Lord Miller/Vertigo Entertainment Production, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc of The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment. 

The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

Fans can also own “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part via purchase from digital retailers beginning April 16.

SYNOPSIS

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt.

The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a galaxy filled with fantastic planets, strange characters and catchy new songs. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

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4K, BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

  • Everything is Awesome Sing-along – Sing-along, trivia, games and more!
  • Commentary – Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers​
  • They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2​ – Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
  • Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short – Holiday themed animated short
  • LEGO Sets in Action – Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
  • LEGO Designers – LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
  • Outtakes & Deleted Scenes – Never before seen scenes
  • Super Cool Music Video – Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
  • Promotion Spots – Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:

  • Commentary – Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers​
  • They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2​ – Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
  • Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short – Holiday themed animated short
  • LEGO Sets in Action – Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
  • LEGO Designers – LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
  • Outtakes & Deleted Scenes – Never before seen scenes
  • Super Cool Music Video – Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
  • Promotion Spots – Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On April 16, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, FandangoNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 7, “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

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ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

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Warner Bros. has provided me with a copy of the movie for the purposes of this review. Warner Bros. will also be providing the prize to winner. 

Giveaway will run April 22 thru midnight April 25.

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Get Ready to Return to Arendelle – The Frozen 2 Trailer

I sat on this trailer for a day before attempting to put my thoughts here. I watched it over and over again and continued to find the trailer dark and grim. Not at all what I expected.

To be honest, I don’t know what I expected but I do know I didn’t expect Frozen 2 to be grim. Over time I think we have all come to think of Frozen as a happy story hugely because we know the ending and love the songs.

This initial trailer is not at all what was expected, but we all know that trailers can sometimes be deceiving, and we’ll certainly see more trailers with different tones and focal areas of the film before November.

This initial trailer feels a wee bit dark to me. It’s a wordless collection of scenes of the characters striving at various unclear tasks. 

And then there are the new characters! Who are they? How will they be brought into the film? The new girl looks a lot like Anna – is she a young Anna in a bit of a flashback? 

We have been told that Frozen 2 will again be a musical with original songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez returning to write the songs.

Officially we have also been told that Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far into the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.

The end of the trailer does show our favorite characters walking together and staring out over beautiful scenery and seems to imply they’re going someplace. 

Disney will certainly share more trailers as the release date gets closer, along with an official synopsis that will answer many of our questions. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this first trailer?

 

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters on November 22, 2019.

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Calling All Dog Lovers – A Dog’s Way Home – Giveaway!!

If you are my good friend, or even an acquaintance – or if you have scrolled by my Instagram once or twice – you know I love my dog! #AdorableDory is a baby moose. 90 pounds at under a year old and I love her to pieces.

#AdorableDory as a puppy

#AdorableDory at 10 months old

Enough about my puppy! Because I’m a huge dog lover, I’m also a huge lover of all movies that star dogs! A Dogs Way Home is one of those movies! I’ve seen the trailers several times and can’t wait to see whole movie this week (opens in theaters this Friday, January 11).

A Dog’s Way Home, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron and chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Warning! The trailer makes me cry a little! I’ve seen it in the movie theaters a couple of times and seeing it on the big screen really yanks at your heart.

 

GIVEAWAY

One (1) winner will receive:
  • A Dog’s Way Home Swag (Ornament, dog selfie stick, dog bowls, baggie holder, bandana and book) 
  • A Dog’s Way Home Book

 
Giveaway open to US addresses only. No PO Boxes
Prizing samples provided by Sony Pictures

A Dog’s Way Home Prize Pack

 
 
 
 
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Here’s the Line-Up! The 2019 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate!

2018 was a great year for the movies and ended the year with everyone’s favorite and an outstanding holiday film – Mary Poppins Returns. I admit I have seen it three times already and to be honest, I’m ready to see it again!

If you think 2018 was a great year for the movies, wait until you see the line-up for 2019! I’m having a hard time deciding which 2019 movie I’m most excited about. If I had to rank which one I’m most looking forward to, I would have to say Dumbo (due out in March).

Below you will find information on the upcoming 2019 release schedule from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It’s going to be an amazing year at the movies!

March 9, 2019 – CAPTAIN MARVEL (Marvel Studios) – #CaptainMarvel

Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. 

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The story is by Nicole Perlman and Joe Shrapnel & Anna Waterhouse, and the screenplay is by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck and Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Jac Schaeffer.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL opens in March, 2019 in U.S. theaters.

 

March 29, 2019 – DUMBO (Walt Disney Studios) – #Dumbo

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose over-sized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).

DUMBO flies into theaters on March 29, 2019.

 

April 17, 2019 – PENGUINS (Disneynature) – #DisneynaturePenguins

Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters on April 17, 2019.

 

April 26, 2019 – AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel Studios) – #AvengersEndgame

AVENGERS: ENDGAME releases in U.S. theaters on April 26, 2019.

 

May 24, 2019 – ALADDIN (Walt Disney Studios) – #Aladdin

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.

“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich (“Death Nate”) with Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hanson”). The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”).

ALADDIN opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.

 

June 21, 2019 – TOY STORY 4 (Disney·Pixar) – #ToyStory4

Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).

Disney·Pixar’s TOY STORY 4 ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

 

July 19, 2019 – THE LION KING (Walt Disney Studios) – #TheLionKing

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journey’s to the African savannah where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother–and former heir to the throne-has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon, “The Lion King” utilizes pioneer film-making techniques to bring these treasured characters to life in a whole new way.

THE LION KING roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.

 

August 9, 2019 – ARTEMIS FOWL (Walt Disney Studios) – #ArtemisFowl

Disney’s “Artemis Fowl,” based on the beloved book by Eoin Colfer, is a fantastical, spellbinding adventure that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he seeks to find his father who has mysteriously disappeared. With the help of his loyal protector Butler, Artemis sets out to find him, and in doing so uncovers an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies. Deducing that his father’s disappearance is somehow connected to the secretive, reclusive fairy world, cunning Artemis concocts a dangerous plan—so dangerous that he ultimately finds himself in a perilous war of wits with the all-powerful fairies.

“Artemis Fowl” is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonzo Anozie, with Josh Gad, and Judi Dench. Judy Hofflund and Branagh are producing with Angus More Gordon and Matthew Jenkins serving as executive producers. Conor McPherson wrote the screenplay.

Disney’s ARTEMIS FOWL opens in U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.

 

November 22, 2019 – FROZEN 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) – Hashtag Coming Soon

Arendelle heats up in 2019 when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf return to the big screen in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2013’s Oscar®-winning “Frozen”—the highest grossing animated film of all time. Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad reprise their roles, while Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the team behind “Frozen,” return to the directors’ chairs.

FROZEN 2 opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019. 

TRAILER: Coming Soon

December 20, 2019 – STAR WARS: EPISODE IX (Lucasfilm) – Hashtag Coming Soon

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX opens in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.

TRAILER: Coming Soon

Get the popcorn ready for a great year of movies!




Mary Poppins Returns Activity Packet – It’s Practically Perfect!

It’s a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Practically Perfect in Every Way kind of day!

Today’s the day! Mary Poppins Returns and hopefully you all will be able to take a break from your holiday preparation and head to the theater to see Mary Poppins Returns – I know I’ll be there!

This new activity packet is full of coloring pages and great projects that will help bring Mary Poppins Returns fun into your house during the holidays (just download and print)

If you can’t get there today, and have to wait until the weekend – here are my favorite clips from the movie to help you wait.

“Can You Imagine That?”

 

“Royal Doulton Bowl”

 

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS

is now playing in theaters everywhere!