Central Intelligence Warcraft Shallows – new Blu-ray and DVD movies this week

The Shallows (Blake Lively)

New Blu-rays and DVDs this week include The Shallows (Blake Lively), Central Intelligence (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart), Warcraft (Travis Fimmel), Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (Zac Efron, Adam Devine), Neon Demon (Elle Fanning), and Cell (John Cusack, Samuel Jackson). Looks like there is something for everyone this week. I want to see The Shallows and Central Intelligence, my oldest boy wants to see Warcraft, and for a reason I don’t understand, my two girls want to see Neon Demon. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.

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The Magnificent Seven Storks – new movies opening this weekend

The Magnificent Seven (Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington)

Looks like it might be a busy weekend at the theaters this weekend. New film releases include The Magnificent Seven (Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington), Storks (animated), Closet Monster (Connor Jessup), The Dressmaker (Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth), The Lovers and the Despot (documentary), The Queen of Katwe (David Oyelowo), and The Ruins of Lifta (documentary). Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new films for this weekend.

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Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort Review – sporty and affordable

Disney's All-Star Sports Resort

When we went to Disney World last summer, we stayed at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. I usually stay at cheaper motels, but All-Star Sports was actually quite affordable at $108 for Thursday and $111 for Friday (we went in mid August). As you can expect, the resort features a sports theme (we slept in the touchdown building). Thanks to a special promotion, we got a preferred room for the same price as a standard room. The inside of the rooms are essentially the same, but the preferred rooms are closer to the lobby and food court. Preferred rooms also have better views — usually of the pool or courtyard.

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Sully Scares Off Blair Witch and Bridget Jones at the Box Office

Sully (Tom Hanks)

Sully was too much for Blair Witch and Bridget Jones at the box office. Over the weekend, Sully remained in first place with a weekend gross of $21.7 million. Blair Witch opened in second place with $9.6 million. Bridget Jones’s Baby opened in third place by grossing $8.6 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.

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Free State of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – new Blu-ray and DVD movies this week

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Megan Fox, Will Arnett)

New Blu-rays and DVDs this week include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Megan Fox, Will Arnett), Free State of Jones (Matthew McConaughey), Neighbors 2 (Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne), and Pele: Birth of a Legend (Kevin de Paula). I will probably watch all of them, but Pele seems the most interesting. Continue reading for a summary of the new Blu-rays and DVDs for this week.

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Swan Princess DVD Giveaway Winner

Hello, dads and moms. I was on a two-week vacation on the East coast at the end of August. I’m slowly getting back into the blogging groove. Not sure if this is a good thing or not, but you can expect some travel blog posts. I have one winner announcement on my dad blog today. But first, below are upcoming giveaways on my dad blog.

  • Ice Age: Collision Course Blu-ray Giveaway (coming soon)
  • Nine Lives Blu-ray Giveaway (coming soon)
  • Chipex Giveaway (coming soon)

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Bridget Jones’s Snowden Baby – new movies opening this weekend

Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley)

There are a bunch of new movies this weekend: Blair Witch (Brandon Scott), Bridget Jones’s Baby (Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey), Hillsong – Let Hope Rise (documentary), Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley), The Good Neighbor (Scott Speedman), Silicon Cowboys (documentary), and Miss Stevens (Lily Rabe). In my opinion, Snowden and Silicon Cowboys look the most interesting. Continue reading for summaries and trailers of the new movies for this weekend.

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Free White House Tour

White House in Washington DC

Have you ever wanted to go on a tour of the White House? You really can. We did. Actually, everyone in my family went on the tour except for me. More on this later. To request a free tour of the White House, you need to make the request through your senator or representative in Congress. According to the White House website, you need to submit your request at least 21 days in advance. Based on my experience, you should apply at least three months in advance. It took about three months before I received the White House tour confirmation.

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Sully Lands in First Place at the Box Office

Sully (Tom Hanks)

We have a new king at the box office. Sully opened in first place with a weekend gross of $35 million. When the Bough Breaks grossed $14.2 million to open in second place. Don’t Breathe dropped to third place by grossing another $8.3 million over the weekend. Continue reading to see the box office take for last weekend.

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