Thursday, March 26, 2015

Take Home the Penguins of Madagascar {Review}

Have you had a chance to check out the Penguins of Madagascar yet in their own feature film? The movie was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy March 17th so you can now watch it anywhere, anytime. 

My family watched the movie this week and enjoyed lots of laughs. There are the zany antics we expect from these penguins but the storyline is built on more than just laugh. The movie has a sense of adventure and fun while still managing some sweet moments. There are some fabulous voice talents, including John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch, who really bring the story to life. And the blu-ray picture quality is second to none!

One of the big benefits of owning a movie is the bonus features and this one does not disappoint. The blu-ray includes music videos, deleted scenes, throwbacks to the Madagascar movies and so much more. Our favorite was learning, step by step, how to do the Penguin Shake dance.

Pick up a copy of Penguins of Madagascar today!

In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

*I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Warm Up To Mini-Wheats When You #TryitHot {Giveaway}

Mini-Wheats has been one of my favorite cereals since I was a kid so my heart skipped a beat when I received a package from Kellogg's this week and opened it up to find a selection of Mini-Wheats inside - Original, Strawberry, Brown Sugar and Maple. The Brown Sugar variety has always been my favorite but after trying Maple, I think my favorite may be changing.
I usually eat my Mini-Wheats in a bowl of cold milk, sometimes I mix two flavours in one bowl and I've even been known to eat them straight from the box but now I've discovered a whole new way to enjoy their yummy goodness. Kellogg's is encouraging people to #TryitHot by adding warm milk to the whole-grain, high fibre cereal to help beat that winter chill that's still lingering. I gave it a try and the heated milk really does add something special.

If you want to add even more variety try changing warm white milk for a different variety, like chocolate, soy or almond milk. And why stop there? There are so many additions that mix very well with the Mini-Wheats flavours. Here's a suggestion from Kellogg's that turned out amazing:

MAPLE ALMOND TWIST

Ingredients:
½ cup warm almond milk
4 tbsp of slivered almonds
1 ½ cup (approx. 28 biscuits) of Maple Flavour Mini-Wheats cereal

Directions:
1) Warm up ½ cup of almond milk
2) Pour 1 ½ cup of Maple Flavour Mini-Wheats cereal into a bowl and add the warm almond milk
3) Sprinkle 4 tbsp of slivered almonds on your cereal
4) Go nuts!

For more delicious recipe inspiration visit MiniWheats.ca

I'm so happy to announce I have one Mini-Wheats #TryitHot prize pack to give away to a lucky Canadian reader! The prize pack features a variety of yummy Mini-Wheats flavours along with a microwave safe bowl with a built-in spoon to make it easy for you to #TryitHot. Enter using the widget below and be sure to come back to claim your daily entries.
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Open to Canada only. Winner's mailing information will be shared with the sponsor solely for prize fulfillment purposes.

*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Penguins Of Madagascar Activities, Crafts and Giveaway! {Giveaway}

They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!

In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

Mark your calendars for March 17th so you won't forget to pick up a copy. Only a few more days until the big release on Blu-ray and DVD so to tide you and your kids over until then I have some fun activities and crafts to share.




I also have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader. Just use the giveaway widget below to claim your entries. And remember to come back and check out my review of the film next week!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spend a "Night At The Museum" From the Comfort of Home

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third fun-filled film in the Night at the Museum franchise, has been released on blu-ray and DVD so you can bring the magic home to enjoy over and over again.

I had a chance to check out the blu-ray combo pack last night with my 10 year old and his best friend. I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It provided me with some chuckles and even pulled at my heartstrings but the boys really loved it! They laughed so hard and have already scheduled another viewing during their sleepover this weekend. The premise of this installment is that Larry and his museum buddies go to London to save the tablet that brings the museum exhibits to life. There's lots of action, plenty of comedy and the cast is brimming with talent. All these elements come together to create a memorable end to the Night at the Museum story.

The movie includes tons of funny and informative special features and even gives you access to a digital copy of your choice of one of the first two films in the franchise (expires 06/07/15). Check out all the features below:

If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life! 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Two Deleted and Extended Scenes
Improv, Absurdity and Cracking Up - The Comedy of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Two Galleries
A Digital HD Version of the film, allowing fans to watch on their Big Screen TV, tablet or smart phone anytime, anywhere!
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB BLU-RAY™ SPECIAL FEATURES


Includes all of the DVD features plus:
Five More Deleted and Extended Scenes
Bonus Digital HD Movie1
The Theory of Relativity
Becoming Laaa
A Day in the Afterlife
The Home of History: Behind the Scenes of The British Museum
Fight at the Museum
Creating Visual Effects
Audio Commentary by Shawn Levy

























This is definitely a movie you will want in your collection and it would make a wonderful addition to Easter baskets for the kids. Pick up your copy today!

*Discolsure-I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Big Heart and Big Humor in Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 is available to buy on blu-ray combo pack now and you are definitely going to want to pick up a copy. This is the best movie I've seen in some time and my whole family agrees! Disney always does a good job, but they've really outdone themselves with this film. The story is interesting, the characters are well developed and graphics are eye-catching. 

Although it's really enjoyable for the kids, I think adults will have just as much fun watching the story unfold. It is funny and adventurous and inspiring. Although if you're a softie like me, you may want to have some tissues tucked up your sleeve because you will cry!
With all the heart and humour audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney's “Big Hero 6,” featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters — it's fun for the whole family!
The blu-ray combo pack comes with blu-ray, DVD and digital copies of the movie along with tons of fun extras to explore. Pick up your copy today!

*I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions are my own.