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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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).

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Save Big with Groupon Coupons


We’ve all heard of Groupon, right? I know I have. I’m frugal. That’s why I’m on their email list so I can see the latest deals daily. But until today, I didn’t even know Groupon offers coupons for retailers like Amazon, Target, eBay, and Lego Store. And unlike Groupon’s regular deals, the coupons don’t require you to pay for the coupon. They are free!

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Comet TV Con Survival Pack Giveaway

Comet TV Con Survival Kit

It’s July, so that means it’s convention season. To help you survive, I’m giving away a Comet TV Con Survival Pack on my dad blog. BTW, COMET is airing two classic Godzilla movies back-to-back every single Saturday in July. Awesome, right? In case you didn’t know, Comet is a free sci-fi network available on television digi-networks and online at If you haven’t checked Comet out, then you’re missing classics like Godzilla, Soylent Green and Sometimes They Come Back.

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Alien Attack Movie Marathon Comet TV Giveaway

COMET TV Alien Attack Movie Marathon Pack

Did you know that this July is the 70th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO crash? It’s true. To celebrate, Comet TV is holding an Invasion: Alien Attack Movie Marathon this July 4th beginning at 10am (9 Central time). The marathon includes Invisible Invaders (1959), The Falling (1987), Strange Invaders (1983) and other alientastic films. In addition, I’m giving away an Alien Attack Movie Marathon Pack on my dad blog. BTW, in case you didn’t know, Comet is a free sci-fi network available on television digi-networks and online at If you haven’t checked Comet out, then you’re missing all the fun cult classics.

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Band Aid Movie Sweepstakes – win VIP film passes for Portland screening

Band Aid | IFC Films

IFC Films is offering a free screening of their new movie, Band Aid. The film is a funny indie comedy about a couple that decides to start a band and turn all their fights into song. The screening for Band Aid in the Portland area is on Tuesday, June 20 at Regal Lloyd Center at 7 pm. Thanks to IFC Films, I’m giving away 10 VIP passes for the screening. Each pass is good for two people.

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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.

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Kuu Kuu Harajuku DVD Giveaway – 2 winners

Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!

Kuu Kuu Harajuku is an animated series that follows the fun-filled adventures of band HJ5, through their world of music, fashion and style. The inspiration for this popular animated series came from Grammy Award-winning musician Gwen Stefani. She wanted to create an animated series for girls that encourages and celebrates creative self-expression, imagination and individuality. Thanks to Shout! Factory and DHX Media, I’m giving two copies of the new Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby! DVD on my dad blog. The new release is available now on DVD and airs on Nickelodeon.

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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.

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