Category Archives: Reviews

giveaways and reviews from a father’s point of view

The Boss Baby Family Movie Night

The Boss Baby | DreamWorks Animation

I’ll admit it. When I took my two youngest kids to see DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby at the theater earlier this year, I was expecting a kiddie movie. But I was wrong. The animated movie actually appeals to both kids and parents. It’s a cute story and we still loved the film when we saw it again during our family movie night. Naturally, one of our treats was a cookie because of the funny line in the 97-minute film, “cookies are for closers!” The Boss Baby, which is rated PG, is available now in digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday (July 25th).

Continue reading

Google Home and Pixel Smartphone – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Google Home and Google Pixel Smartphone

Are you still looking for a Father’s Day gift idea for dad? If you are, then you should consider the Google Home personal assistant device or the Google Pixel smartphone. I’ve been demoing the two devices for the last few days. I think they are both awesome and I would love to receive either one (or both) for Father’s Day. BTW, Verizon sent me loaners for review on my dad blog. As some of you know, Verizon’s network gives customers the broadest coverage, best speeds, and unsurpassed reliability.

Continue reading

Turn Your Dad into a Superhero with iFly – Father’s Day Gift Idea

iFly indoor skydiving

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift idea, you should definitely consider giving dad an indoor skydiving package with iFly. I went to iFly with some co-works earlier in the year and we loved it. The experience is fun and totally cool. I think iFly would be something most dads would love to try. And until June 18th (Father’s Day), you can even save up to $50 on a package or voucher.

Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray Review

Beauty and the Beast Gown

Check out the cute photo of my youngest daughter in a Belle costume. Disney gave me the gown and accessories to celebrate the release of Beauty and the Beast. My oldest daughter has seen the movie three times already. She really loves it. I really like the film too. It’s a love story and a musical with wonderful songs. I also like the messages in the movie: inner beauty is more important than how you look on the outside, the right person can bring out the best in you, and a woman doesn’t have to settle for just any man to be happy. The film is excellent and I think everyone will enjoy it. Beauty and the Beast is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD. Note: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (WDSMP) sent me a Blu-ray to review on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.

Continue reading

Rock Dog Blu-ray Review

Rock Dog | Lionsgate

Rock Dog (giveaway) is an animated film about a guard dog (Bodi) that wants to become a musician. His father is against this, but Bodi follows his heart and his dream eventually does come true. The film is a mix of comedy and music, but my two youngest kids like this movie mainly for the humor. They think the film is funny. BTW, Rock Dog is rated PG for action and language. Rock Dog is available now on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd. Note: I received a movie for review on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.

Continue reading

The Space Between Us Blu-ray Review

The Space Between Us | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

The Space Between Us is a light drama with a touch of romance and sci-fi. It’s about a human boy born on Mars who returns to Earth. He hooks up with his penpal girlfriend and goes on a quest to find his father. It’s essentially a coming-of-age story about a boy who grew up in a sheltered environment and a girl that doesn’t quite fit in at school. Even though I was expecting a sci-fi story, I still enjoyed the movie because I liked the interaction between the two main characters. The Space Between Us is available now on digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on May 16th. Note: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment sent me a movie for review on my dad blog.

Continue reading

Review: A League of Their Own Blu-ray – 25th Anniversary Edition

A League of Their Own | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing A League of Their Own on Blu-ray on April 18th. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched this movie. I liked it 25 years ago, and I still think it’s excellent after watching it again recently. The story is about two sisters joining the first women baseball team. It’s a humorous drama, but I think most parents will appreciate the underlying message that women can live their dream.

Continue reading

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Digital Movie Review – stream the moviel with Roku + Disney Movies Anywhere

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm) for the second time recently. The first time was at the theater and the second time was via Disney Movies Anywhere and Roku. I’m a big Star Wars fan and I really enjoyed the sci-fi film. Unlike the other Star Wars movies I’ve seen, Rogue One is a standalone story. Remember the very first Star Wars film (A New Hope)? In the story, Luke destroys the Death Star thanks to plans stolen by the rebels. Rogue One is about the rebels who stole the plans that revealed the weakness in the Death Star. Note: I received a movie kit for reviewing the film on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.

Continue reading

Sing Blu-ray Review and Giveaway

Sing | Illumination Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Sing isn’t in stores yet, but we’re already seen the Blu-ray twice. We love the animated musical comedy. The film kinda of reminds me of American Idol, but better. The story is interesting and the singing is outstanding (you’ll want to sing along!). In my opinion, Sing is fun for the entire family. As an added bonus, the Special Edition Blu-ray and DVD include three mini-movies (my favorite is Gunter Babysits). And thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Illumination Entertainment, a reader of my dad blog will win a Sing Blu-ray. Sing-tastic! Sing will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 21st.

Continue reading

Moana Digital Movie Party and Review – be daring and connect with your ancestors

Moana Blu-ray

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.

Continue reading