SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE follows Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!


For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog’s life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa’s son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. Yet that means defying his father’s wishes, heading to the city, and locating the legendary – and reclusive – musician Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard), who needs to write a new song and fast.

The Space Between Us | DVD Review & Giveaway

wo worlds. One connection. Embark on an extraordinary mission through space to find love and experience our planet like never before in the romantic adventure, The Space Between Us, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Starring Gary Oldman (The Dark Night Rises, Harry Potter), Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game, Hugo), Carla Gugino (Night At The Museum, "Wayward Pines"), Britt Robertson (A Dog's Purpose, Tomorrowland), BD Wong (Jurassic World, "Law & Order: SVU") and Janet Montgomery ("This Is Us", Black Swan), The Space Between Us takes viewers on an out-of-this-world journey that reveals all the incredible beauty of the Earth and proves love is a universal language. From STXfilms (The Edge of Seventeen, Bad Moms), The Space Between Us on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD is filled with special bonus features including a never-before-seen alternate ending and deleted scenes!

A DOG’S PURPOSE | DVD Review & Giveaway

Put an animal in a movie and I want to watch it. Horse, dog, cat, dog and cat, loads of dogs or just one dog in particular as is the case in A Dog's Purpose. So what is the dog's purpose in this movie? Well, what does any dog do . . .  they bring us joy, right! The dog in A Dog's Purpose has the unique ability to be be reborn again and again. The DOG, with a new name each time it is reborn, is made up of the same thoughts, feelings and perceptions interacting with a new dog's body in a unique and ever changing way. The dog continues to live on through transmigration or metempsychosis. Transmigration of the soul is when the soul after death from an animal (in this case) is reborn to some other animal body.

Sears Days – Best Time to Buy | $100 Sears E-Gift Card Giveaway

Did you hear about Sears Days - Best Time to Buy nation wide sale running from March 26 to April 8?  Sears will be offering discounts and deals in every department, online and in-store. Additionally, members of Sears’ Shop Your Way loyalty program will have the opportunity to amplify points accrual during the sale, also online and in-store.

Sears Days – Best Time to Buy

Sears Days – Best Time to Buy

Timely tips to earn more rewards and maximize shopping dollars 

Sears Days is nation wide from March 26 to April 8 Sears will be offering discounts and deals in every department, online and in-store. Additionally, members of Sears’ Shop Your Way loyalty program will have the opportunity to amplify points accrual during the sale, also online and in-store.

Star Wars Rogue One: Sunday Twitter Party


ogue One follows a group of rebels (resistance fighters) on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Galactic Empire's super weapon.  Twitter Teammates will find themselves dog-fighting through the far reaches of space. So Twitter Peeps, put on your helmet and jump in the cockpit of an X-wing. Join your twitter squadron in a jump through hyperspace to rescue a ship in distress, as you carry out an important mission for the Rebel Alliance.

There are also two warring factions: the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance. The Empire is the evil government whose leaders favor the dark side, and the Rebels are an uprising dedicated to getting rid of the Empire so the democratic Galactic Republic can be reinstated.


From Illumination Entertainment, the studio that brought you THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS comes an animated comedy about finding the music that lives inside all of us. Illumination's SING Special Edition comes home with 3 New Mini-Movies on March 21 – just in time for Movie Night because this is an all audience movie!! The DVD Bonus features include Mini-Movies: Gunter Babysits, Love At First Sight and Eddie’s Life Coach, music videos, interviews and MORE!

Bring Home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls | Family Movie Night Ideas

TROLLS lovely message is that we all have a wild-haired, beaming doll of happiness inside of all of us. I dare you to just try to not be filled with happiness and joy whilst watching TROLLS. The happiness and joy that Poppy emotes is so very infectious. My daughters and I were singing along with the various trolls.

I highly suggest hosting a family movie night and planing a night of singing, laughing and dancing. As well as some amazing TROLL DIY crafts, TROLL Treats and any other thing that will get you up acting like you have a hidden Poppy inside of you.


Fads in toys seem to come and go quickly and sometimes it is so hard to keep up the latest and greatest toys out there. My kids tend to love on toys for a period and then drop them and move on to something new. This year JAKKS PACIFIC’S has some wonderful toys available and amazing gift ideas for a wide range ofchildren and a variety of price ranges for all the children on your holiday lists.

The Secret Life of Pets | DVD Giveaway




Just in time for the holiday break, The Secret Life of Pets, will be OUT on DVD!!! My kids have been so busy that we did not have the opportunity to go to the movie theater to see The Secret life of Pets -- so,t hey have been waiting, like, forever, to see this movie! The DVD is available on November 22 for Digital HD download and on DVD December 6. My girls are super excited to see "the bunny" in action because we have a white rabbit in our home -- but I have a feeling the Secret Life of Pet's bunny is a bit more clever than ours!

Nine Lives Kitty Cat Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches #NineLives #NineLivesInsiders | DVD Giveaway


An all-star cast, a collection of cats, whats not to love? Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, and Christopher Walken star in this purr-fect family comedy. Nine Lives is sure to make a cat-lover out of everyone as you and your family enjoy all of Mr. FuzzyPants' hijinks! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will let this cat out of the bag on Digital HD October 25th and on Blu-ray & DVD November 1st!!

Ice Age: Collision Course on Blu-ray & DVD TODAY #CollisionCourse #ScratInSpace | {DVD Giveaway}

All our favorite Ice Age heroes are back and cooler than ever in this all-new adventure! I decided to throw my kids a wee celebration Ice Age style.  I have two HUGE oak trees in my back yard and this year they are dropping so many acorns. We have lived in our home for 15 years, and this year, these beautiful oak trees are giving all the squirrels a plethora of acorns to store for the winter. All I can think about is, holy-moly, are we going to have a crazy amount of snow this year or what!? Why else would our oak trees be dropping so many acorns?

UniverSoul Circus Plays Chicago #BestCircusEver

UniverSoul Circus is a  Tour de Force of Circus Artistry on a Global Scale

UniverSoul is bridging cultures from around the world – 1 Smile, 1 Thrill and 1 Song at a time

A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2016  production of  UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul.  Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus plays Chicago in Washington Park, Sept. 28-Oct. 30, 2016. Tickets on sale now via