The kids and I watched Moana over the weekend. It was my youngest son’s birthday so we made a party out of it. He didn’t want a Polynesian theme party. Instead, he insisted on dinosaurs. He’s into that right now, so we had a dino-theme Moana birthday party. I know that’s a weird combo, but it’s really hard to argue with the birthday boy. Plus we had a really fun time. The little guy laughed a lot during the animated film — especially the scenes with Heihei the chicken. If you have not seen Moana yet, you should. We highly recommend the movie. It’s a fun flick for the entire family. Moana is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Note: I received a movie kit from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (WDSMP) for reviewing Moana on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
Shout! Factory, Odin’s Eye Entertainment (OEE), and Riki Group have teamed up on a new movie titled Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon. The animated film is available in North America for the first time on DVD today. Beloved around the world, and known to U.S. audiences from the GoGoRiki TV series that aired on the CW, the Kikoriki crew are now starring in their own movie. It’s perfect for Easter baskets because the DVD comes with an Easter egg decorating kit for lots of fun with the kids. And thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away two copies of the Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon DVD on my dad blog.
Two of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows have returned to DVD as gift sets: Blaze and The Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory, and PAW Patrol. The Blaze and The Monster Machines gift set includes a DVD of the Blaze mini-movie and a bonus episode, plus a resized Blaze Mighty Monster Machines book. The PAW Patrol gift set includes a DVD with five episodes and a PAW Patrol Itty Bitty Kitty book. Thanks to Nickelodeon and Paramount, I’m giving away both gift sets on my dad blog.
HBO recently released season one of Vice Principals on Blu-ray and DVD. The cable TV show is about two school vice principals scheming to get rid of the new principal. Both VP’s think they should be the principal. The story isn’t very realistic (especially the profanity at school), but the series is funny. If you’re looking for a new series to binge watch, you should definitely check out Vice Principals: The Complete First Season.
I have a funtastic giveaway today. Shout! Kids and Hasbro Studios are releasing three DVDs this month: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Exploring the Crystal Empire, Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Stars, and Transformers Rescue Bots: Protect and Explore. To help promote the new titles, I’m giving away all three DVDs on my dad blog. Awesome, right? Continue reading to find out how to win the three DVDs on my blog.
Valentines Day is just around the corner, so be sure to check out the cute Valentines cards above (click on the graphics to download). As you can see, the cards feature characters from the movie Rock Dog (Lions Gate). The film will open in theaters on February 24th. BTW, you can watch an early screening of Rock Dogs next Saturday (February 18th, 11am) at Regal Pioneer Place by downloading movies passes on the Sony site.
Newsies will be playing in Portland on February 16th, 18th, and 22nd. The Tony Award-winning musical will make its worldwide cinema debut in an exclusive three-day event and stars Jeremy Jordan, reprising his Tony Award-Nominated performance as Jack Kelly. Thanks to Fathom Events, I’m giving away two 4-packs of Newsies tickets on my dad blog. The tickets are good for the February 18th showing at Regal Bridgeport. Continue reading to find out how to win the tickets.
Disney is releasing Pinocchio this week. You know how Disney works. They like to pull many of their movies from retailers and store them in their magical vault. Then they release the titles again many years later. This time around, Disney is releasing Pinocchio in stores. And for the first time ever, Pinocchio is available in Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. That means you can cut the cord and watch the film anywhere without strings. Cool, right? I also like the digital HD option because I don’t have to find a place to store the film. After a couple of decades of collecting DVDs and Blu-rays, I have run out of space on my bookcase. BTW, I received a movie kit for writing this review. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
HBO is releasing season two of Ballers on Blu-ray and DVD next week. Ballers is about a former football player who now works as a money manager for football players. I love this series. It has a football feel, yet it rarely show athletes playing football. Ballers is more about the characters instead of the game of football. The characters grow on you and you become vested in their lives. Ballers: S2 is available now on digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 31st. Note: the series is rated TV-MA for nudity and sex scenes.
There’s a new Barbie movie coming out. It’s called Barbie: Video Game Hero. I have not seen it, but I’ll go out on a limb and say the story has a video game theme. I know, I’m so insightful. Anyways, thanks to Universal Home Entertainment I’m giving away 10 copies of the DVD on my dad blog. In addition, a grand prize winner will also get a doll. Barbie: Video Game Hero will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 31st. Continue reading to find out how to win this fun film.