Comet TV Eclipse Prize Pack Giveaway

Comet TV Eclipse prize pack

Are you ready for the solar eclipse next Monday? In Portland, where we live, we’ll see 99% of the eclipse. An hour away, people will be able to see a total eclipse of the sun. That means we’ll have a zillion people traveling through our city to see the total eclipse. A lot of us Portlanders will probably just stay home on Monday. It’s a good thing there are a lot of cool sci-fi shows to watch on Comet TV, which is a free network available on television, digi-networks and online at In celebration of the solar eclipse, I’m giving a Comet TV prize pack on my dad blog. BTW, feel free to check out the Comet solar eclipse resource guide.

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Descendants 2 DVD Review

Descendants 2 | Walt Disney Studios

The sequel to the popular Descendants musical is out on DVD this week. The first film centered around the kids of four Disney villains. Like their parents, they were more bad than good. This time around, a new villain is introduced. Like the first film, there is a lot of singing and dancing. If you like the first Descendants movie, then I’m sure you’ll like this one as well. I know my kids and I did. It was very enjoyable even though some of the special effects made my kids laugh. Descendants 2 is available now on DVD.

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Blu-ray Review – get the original movie free

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

The fourth movie of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series (based on Jeff Kinney’s book series) features a new cast. The original cast is gone, but it’s not a reboot. In Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the Heffley family takes a long road trip for grandma’s 90th birthday. And because Greg is always getting into trouble, the trip goes wrong. The film is funny and is entertaining for the entire family. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. Note: the movie is rated PG for some rude humor.

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Snatched Blu-ray Review

Snatched | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn make an unexpected team-up in Snatched. The team-up is unexpected because I have not seen Goldie Hawn in a movie in a long time. She was so funny back in her day. In her new film, she’s the cautious mom of Amy’s character, who is young and adventurous. The movie is about the two of them trying to escape from some kidnappers in South America. The story is a little predictable, but it’s funny and the dialog is witty at times. Snatched is available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. Note: the movie is rated R for crude sexual content, brief nudity, and language throughout.

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Leap! Movie Sweepstakes – win VIP film passes for Portland screening

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The Weinstein Company is releasing a new animated film on August 25th. The new movie is called Leap! It’s about an 11-year-old orphan named FĂ©licie (Elle Fanning). She has only one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. If you want to see an early screening of this wonderful movie, you are in luck. There’s a Portland screening on Saturday, August 19th at Regal Bridgeport at 11 am. Thanks to The Weinstein Company, I’m giving away 10 VIP passes for the screening. Each pass is good for two people.

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Our Awesome Mix in Honor of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

If you have seen either of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, then you know music is one of the things Peter Quill (Star-Lord) is really into. And you better not mess with the awesome mix his mom gave him before she died. He’s crazy enough to risk his own life for his special tunes. With that in mind, my two youngest kids and I put together our awesome playlist on Spotify. The mix is special because they are Glee tunes. Our family has been watching old Glee episodes for several weeks now. The kids are really into the show and someday might even have fond memories of Glee binging with mom and dad when they were young. BTW, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is available now in digital HD and will be out on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on August 22nd.

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PJ Masks – Time to Be a Hero DVD Giveaway

PJ Masks: Time To Be A Hero | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

The latest PJ Masks title is called Time to Be a Hero. The DVD features six exciting episodes from the Disney Junior series. In addition, specially marked packages will also include an exclusive PJ Masks sticker set. Awesome, right? And thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I’m giving away the new PJ Masks DVD on my dad blog. PJ Masks: Time To Be A Hero is available now on DVD. Continue reading to find out how to win this fun series.

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Big Little Lies Blu-ray Review

Big Little Lies Blu-ray | HBO Home Entertainment

I just got back from vacation and have been watching the new HBO series, Big Little Lies. It’s an excellent show and hooks you right from the first episode. That’s when we find out someone has been murdered. I’ve only watched four episodes so far, so I have no idea who was killed. I’m guessing it’s one of the main characters. The suspense is killing me. I want to know who died, why, and who the murderer is. If you have not seen the HBO series yet, you should. You won’t regret it. Big Little Lies, which is rated TV-MA, is available now in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.

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Gifted Blu-ray Review

Gifted | Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Gifted is a story about a custody battle between the uncle of a child prodigy and her grandmother. Each one of them thinks they know what is best for the child. The story is a bit predictable at times, but the story is also very realistic and the acting is excellent. Gifted, which is rated PG-13, is available now in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.

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Smurfs: The Lost Village Review

Smurfs: The Lost Village | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The kids and I recently watched Smurfs: The Lost Village. My younger kids loved it and thought it was funny and entertaining. I thought the new Smurfs movie was OK. The main reason I didn’t enjoy it more is because until I watched it, I didn’t know it was a fully animated film (no live action). The third installment is related to the second Smurfs movie, but humans are not in the film. The story takes place completely in the Smurfs world, which is a shame because I liked the Patrick and Grace characters in the first two Smurfs films. But if you or your kids like animated films or Smurfs, then you’ll enjoy the latest Smurfs movie. Smurfs: The Lost Village, which is rated PG, is available now in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.

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