Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mike & Molly: The Complete Fifth Season

Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD in exchange for this post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinions of the show.

My husband and I both enjoy watching Mike & Molly. With a funny and talented cast, this show is always entertaining! If you haven't had a chance to watch the fifth season, here is the synopsis below.

Press Release Synopsis: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings the fifth season of the hilarious hit comedy Mike & Molly to DVD on August 18, 2015. It's a season full of laughs, challenges, and triumphs for one of TV's most lovable couples. With an advance on her first book, Molly (Emmy® winner Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaid, The Heat, Spy) has become a real writer and must juggle the pressures of her publisher's deadlines with the challenges of writer's block. Meanwhile, Mike (Billy Gardell - My Name Is Earl, Jersey Boys) must deal with his too-close in-laws and the looming debt he and Molly will have to pay if she doesn't finish her book. Together, they embark on the next chapter of their lives as their crazy, hilarious love story continues to unfold. Mike & Molly: The Complete Fifth Season will retail for $24.98 SRP.

When she returns from the Iowa Writers' Workshop with a publisher's check in hand, it's official: Molly's a real writer! Now all she has to do is bang out that romance novel and start signing books. No sweat, right? As Molly struggles to cope with writer's block, her publisher's bizarre notes and stressful deadlines, her hubby feels the pinch. And with his in-laws living under the same roof and his partner dating Molly's sister, Mike's got his own world of drama to deal with. But when it comes to making true love work no matter what life throws in their way, this couple writes the book. Good times are here in all 22 Season Five episodes filled with life, laughs, and love.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Descendants DVD Review

Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie.

Press Release Synopsis:
In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast" is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella de Vil, Maleficient, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters. These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a dilemma. Should they follow in their nefarious parents' footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

Our thoughts:  My boys love to watch the Disney Channel and were thrilled when they saw the trailer for Disney's Descendants. My oldest son is a fan of Disney villains, so this movie was sure to catch his interest. On July 31st, my boys and I sat down to watch Descendants for our family movie night and it met our expectations!

My family loves many of the Disney stories, but one of the reasons Descendants seemed so interesting is because of the focus on the villains' offspring. We are introduced to the children of some of our favorite Disney heroes and villains. My oldest son's favorite villains are Maleficient and Jafar, so it was perfect that this movie highlights the children of these two characters (Mal and Jay), as well as the children of Cruella de Vil and the Evil Queen (Carlos and Evie).

At first, Carlos, Mal, Evie, and Jay do not want to attend prep school, but they go with the plan to steal the Fairy Godmother's wand.  They believe that by stealing the wand they will make their parents proud. However, despite their evil plot, they start to find out that there are parts to the prep school that they enjoy. They also learn that just because their parents are evil, they do not have to follow in their footsteps.

I enjoyed not only the story and message of the movie, but the dancing and music as well. Since Mal made a comment at the end of the movie about it not being the end of the story, we can't wait to find out what's next. We felt that this movie was fantastic and we are hoping for a sequel!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Looney Tunes Rabbits Run DVD Review

Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie.

Press Release Synopsis:
What happens when Bugs Bunny becomes embroiled in a scheme surrounding the invention of a highly-sought after invisibility spray? The result is a mad-cap adventure set in New York City and Paris titled Looney Tunes Rabbits Run. This brand-new, original animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) Aug 4, 2015 and will retail for $19.98 SRP.

In Looney Tunes Rabbits Run, Bugs Bunny is a New York City cabbie who picks up the beautiful but bumbling perfume salesgirl, Lola Bunny, after she's lost her job at a department store. Bugs, who drives Lola home from work in his taxi, has no idea he's about to embark in the longest ride of his life!

In her spare time, Lola is an amateur perfume maker who's convinced one day she'll concoct the world's most beautiful fragrance and sell it to the House of Moufette in Paris. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Lola, in one of her attempts to create the next big fragrance, has inadvertently invented an invisibility spray, and now the whole world is on their tails to steal her precious concoction!

On the run to Paris, Bugs and Lola must outsmart everyone from government officials, to Lola's greedy department store boss, Giovanni and even Yosemite Sam, all of whom are after Lola's "scent-sational" invisibility spray. Will Bugs help Lola thwart the bad guys and help her realize her dream of launching her own signature fragrance line? It's a heart-stopping, looney adventure that animation fans won't want to miss! Joining Bugs and Lola is a lineup of favorite Looney Tunes characters including Speedy Gonzalez, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Foghorn Leghorn and many others.

Our thoughts: Last week for family movie night we watched Looney Tunes Rabbits Run. My boys have always been fans of Looney Tunes so I was not surprised that they enjoyed watching the movie. Throughout the movie, we loved seeing the appearance of so many different Looney Tunes characters.  My oldest son's favorite characters were Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, and Marvin the Martian, while my middle son's favorite character was Bugs Bunny. My boys found this movie funny and entertaining and gave it two thumbs up!

Monday, June 15, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water Review

Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the movie. 

On a mission to save his world, SpongeBob SquarePants is headed to ours. When pirate Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas) steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula. To succeed, they must team up with former rival, Plankton, but soon realize that to defeat a super-villain, they must unleash their inner superheroes. 

Our thoughts: My two oldest boys are big fans of SpongeBob so they went to see The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water when it came out in theaters.  Since they loved the movie, they were thrilled when they found out that we were going to review the movie on Blu-ray and DVD.

Although they wanted to watch it the day it arrived in the mail, we waited until the weekend to watch it as a family. Not only did the movie capture their interest because they are fans of SpongeBob, but they loved the idea of the characters becoming superheroes. My oldest son's favorite character in the movie is Mr. Krabs, whose superhero character is a robot. My middle son's favorite character was Plankton whose superhero character is strong with huge muscles. I have to admit Plankton was probably my favorite too. I liked the idea that he decided to work with the team of SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, and Mr. Krabs instead of against them. He even has a chance to keep the Krabby Patty Secret Formula but gives it back instead of being selfish.  Of course, when he returns to Bikini Botton, he goes back to being his old self. As far as my boys are concerned, the movie was awesome!

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite For Disruption Season 2 Part 1 DVD Review

Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the DVD. 

Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP and features over 4 hours of content on 2 DVD discs! Teen Titans Go!, which consistently ranked as the #1 show for kids 6-11 on Cartoon Network has been renewed for a third season of fun and mayhem.

In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the "man-factor" with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It's a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

Our thoughts: My boys absolutely love the show Teen Titans Go! I think the last time I checked, they had around 55 episodes saved on our DVR. So when I was asked to review the Teen Titans Go! Appetite For Disruption Season 2 Part 1 DVD, I knew that my kids would be excited. Although my kids love the show, this is really the first time that I sat down and watched some episodes with them. 

This cartoon focuses on five main characters. Robin is the leader of the Teen Titans. Starfire is an alien princess who is learning how to fit in on Earth. Cyborg is half human and half robot. Raven is a half demon, and Beast Boy can transform into any animal. My oldest son's favorite characters are Robin and Raven. He likes Robin because he is the leader of the group, and he likes Raven because she has magic. My other son's favorite character is Cyborg because he is a robot machine.

The two-disc DVD set contains 26 eleven minute episodes. One of my oldest son's favorite episode was called "Caramel Apples." In this episode Raven's demon father, Trigon, has arrived to destroy Jump City and the world because Raven did not get him a Father's Day present. When Raven tells Starfire why her father is upset, Starfire makes Trigon a picture which makes him happy. He stops trying to destroy the Earth and starts spending time with Starfire. This upsets Raven and she starts fighting with Starfire, which she soon discovers her father wanted her to do all along. The girls apologize to each other and send Trigon away.

This cartoon definitely entertains my boys, and now that they own a DVD with 26 episodes I can finally delete some of the shows on our DVR! If you have a Teen Titan Go! fan in your house, I would definitely recommend this DVD.

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