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.
I watched The Finest Hours (sweepstakes) over the weekend. The movie is a suspenseful story about the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. The film is based on true events that took place in 1952. The story starts off as a love story, but then quickly turns into a disaster drama. I enjoyed the movie. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I really cared for the characters. The film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril. The Finest Hours will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 24th.
I have a super fine giveaway today. Thanks to The Walt Disney Studios, I’m giving away two copies of The Finest Hours movie (review) on my blog. The film stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck. The movie is based on a true story that took place in 1952. The story will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Finest Hours will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere May 24th.
There’s a new Lion King movie out on DVD. It’s called The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. In the latest installment of the Lion King series, there’s a new main character. His name is Kion. He’s the son of Simba and the younger sibling of Kiara. The animated film has the same feel as the previous Lion King movies. It’s funny and adventurous. If your children love the other Lion King stories, they’ll like this new animated film too. I know my kids did. The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (Walt Disney Studios) is available now on DVD, which includes a talking backpack clip. BTW, I received a DVD for review on my dad blog.
My family and I watched Descendants over the weekend. Walt Disney Studios sent me the DVD for review on my dad blog. In Descendants, all the villains and their children have been imprisoned on a forbidden island. At the wish of Ben (the son of Beast and Belle), the children of Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen and Jafar were invited to live in the kingdom. Ben is convinced the children are innocent and are not their parents. Everyone else believes the kids are rotten to the core like their parents. The kids and I like Descendants. The ending is predictable, but we enjoyed the story. We thought it was funny and like the musical numbers. Descendants is a fun film for the entire family. BTW, while supplies last, the DVD includes a free Isle of the Lost Bracelet. Descendants is available now on DVD. It has a list price of $26.99, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $14.85.
I recently watched Teen Beach 2 on DVD. Walt Disney Studios sent me the DVD for review on my dad blog. The musical is aimed at teenagers and tweens, but I’m sure many parents will like this film too — Teen Beach 2 is a fun movie for everyone. As expected, there’s a lot of singing and dance numbers throughout the movie. The tunes are energetic and the dancing is fun to watch. The kids and I loved it. In fact, we just got the DVD this week and have watched it twice already. I’m sure we’re going to watch it again over the Fourth of July weekend. Teen Beach Movie 2 is available now on DVD. BTW, the DVD currently includes a free magical necklace from the movie. Neat, right?
The kids and I saw a screening of The Muppets (Walt Disney Studios) on Saturday. It’s been years since I’ve seen the Muppets. In the case of my kids, they’ve never seen the Muppets before. This is probably the case for many children. With that in mind, the movie reintroduces the characters by showing clips of the old Muppets show at the beginning of the story. The film then spends the rest of the first half tracking down the main Muppet characters. Bottom line: the movie starts off slow, but finishes with a big bang. There’s lots of silliness and singing (Are You a Man or a Muppet? was one of my favorite songs). The film will most likely appeal to nostalgic parents who love the Muppets. The film opens in theaters on Wednesday, November 23rd. The 98-minute Muppets movie is rated PG for some mild rude humor.