SING Special Edition arrives in March #SingMovie #SingSquad #ad @SINGMOVIE

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Sing is made by the same production company which brought us The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise and follows in line as a family fun movie for all.

The hit heart warming movie Sing is due to arrive in all formats this March it will be available March 3rd on Digital HD and March 21st on Blu ray and DVD.  This movie is about a music competition with an all star cast including Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey as Buster Moon, an eternally optimistic koala who puts on the world’s greatest singing competition to save his crumbling theater; Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon as Rosita, an overworked and unappreciated mother of 25 piglets desperate to unleash her inner diva; Scarlett Johansson as Ash, a punk rock porcupine with a beautiful voice behind her prickly exterior; Taron Egerton as Johnny, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; as well as Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.  The film is a delight for children and adults with tons of good music over 65 track including a new track by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande, Faith.

In our house we love music and this movie is perfect for everyone its funny, dramatic, has a good story and is wonderfully animated, plus it has lots of animals in it from all walks of life and struggles.

The release itself will include over 60-minutes of bonus content, PLUS three all-new mini movies and an exclusive Tori Kelly music video.  The mini movies alone are a great reason to pick this up, they are exclusive to the Sing Special Edition.  So be sure to check out it out in your format of choice in the coming month.



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Have you see the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” yet? I took my son while it was still in theaters, and we both enjoyed it. I thought it was going to be another movie that you, as a parent, sat through because you love your kid- but it was super cute, and I even laughed out loud a few times. I’m all for shows and movies everyone can watch (and that go beyond simple “endurance” as a parent). If you’ve not seen this one yet- do. It’s fun. And it has a great message too, without being at all preachy.

It’s available in stores everywhere as of December 6, so you can go get your copy any time you want.  (It’s a great holiday gift, as well.) Here is a trailer of the movie, in case you haven’t seen any yet.

My son was eleted when the movie came- and he was even more excited when he saw it came with a Secret Life of Pets poster as well. He even got a hat and stickers- perfect for this holiday season. He (of course) immediately popped the movie in. We also watched it together over the weekend when daddy was around.


Neither he nor I had a favorite character, they were all fun. Max, of course, was great- but there would be no movie without Duke or Gidget, and Pops is too much. It’s hard to talk about why we love the characters without giving away the movie- best just to watch it. Another reason to get a copy of the movie is that The Secret Life of Pets DVD or Blue Ray comes with 3 Mini Movies as well as features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters.

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The main premise of the movie is “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” Find out what these pets are up to when their owners head out. The same people who created Despicable Me made this one, so you know it will be funny.


One of the reasons the movie was so funny? The all-star voice cast had to have a hand in it, I think.  This includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan, and Albert Brooks.

We received the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Target Exclusive featuring 4 pages of decals. The combo pack comes with the Blu-ray,  DVD, and a Digital copy. Plus, you can decorate your room, car, office, laptop, or wall with 4 pages of decals featuring main characters and their funny personalities.

One of you can win a copy of your own- feel free to enter using the RC form below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 30, 2016.

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Win a Copy of Nine Lives #CatHomeMovieNight #NineLives #NineLivesInsiders


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 just let this cat out of the bag- grab your copy today.

About the movie-

Nine Lives [Blu-ray] 02454327496 Movies Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken star in this purr-fect family comedy! Billionaire Tom Brand’s (Spacey) workaholic lifestyle has distanced him from his beautiful wife Lara (Garner) and adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Hoping to make amends, Tom buys Rebecca a cat for her birthday. But a bizarre event lands Tom inside the cat’s body. Now, Tom must either cough up proof that he’s a loving dad – or he’ll spend the rest of his life coughing up hairballs in this hilarious romp directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men in Black” films).

Featurettes: “Letting The Cat Out Of The Bag: The Making Of ‘Nine Lives'”, “Russian for Herding Cats”.

Features- Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Malina Weissman.


We recently sat down for a family night in, and gave the movie a watch. My son had been wanting to see it. He loved it, and it was not as bad as I thought it would be (look, as an adult, not every kid movie is up my alley, ok? Let’s just be honest.) There were parts I was amused by, and even though it was coney, it was cute. He has watched it quite a few times. He has watched the movie a few times now- mostly with our pets.

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While the movie didn’t get the best reviews with critics, I have to tell you it was better then I thought it was be. It wasn’t one of those “painful to watch” kid movies. My son really enjoyed it, and your kids will as well, if they are cat lovers. It was silly, it was schtick-y, it has all that physical humor kids like- it was cute.


The cats liked it as well- but how couldn’t she, right? They also loved all the cat goodies that 9 Lives sent for them to play with- so they can “get into the movie” themselves.


Too bad the bowls didn’t say “Mr. Fuzzypants” like the kitty in the movie  🙂 My son loved that name. See, the cheese- factor goes over super well with the kiddos, LOL.

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One of you can win a copy of the movie for yourselves- feel free to enter via the RC code below. Good luck! Ends Dec. 16, 2016.
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What your pets do when you’re not home? #TheSecretLifeOfPets #PetsPack

DISCLOSURE -Your post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? The Secret Life of Pets is now available to own on Digital HD!

Download your copy today from iTunes (also available on Google Play, Amazon Video, and more). It’s the only way the whole family can watch The Secret Life of Pets over the Thanksgiving holiday. And don’t forget, Digital HD allows you to watch the film on any device, anytime anywhere.

The download also comes with three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions. Check out a clip from Mower Minions below:



In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.

With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory).


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WIN Ice Age: Collision Course #ScratInSpace #CollisionCourse

Have your kids seen the new movie, Ice Age: Collision Course, yet? My son watched it over and over as soon as the DVD arrived- he really enjoys this series.

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Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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The cast includes returning favorites as well as some new voices, including Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Adam Devine, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Nick Offerman, Wanda Sykes, Stephanie Beatriz, Michael Strahan, Melissa Rauch, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

We had a great family night in watching the movie. My son likes Scrat the best (always chasing that acorn) and Sid as well, while I prefer cantankerous Manny.  He’s just being practical, after all. He was very excited when he saw the new movie had arrived, and it came on a good day- he wasn’t feeling very well, and had stayed home from school that day.

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He snuggled up under the Ice Age blanket, which was super soft and fluffy, and got ready for the show to start. I was hoping he would nod off, but no such luck, lol. My son says his favorite parts include “the crystals”, but I won’t say any more just in case you have not seen the movie yet- no spoilers, LOL. You also get to meet the daughter of Manny and his wife, who has a surprise of her own to shock (and upset) her dad with.

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Nothing sets off the minds of curious, passionate kids quite like space.
Visit HERE to join Scrat on an educational journey through our galaxy! Where kids can have a fun and immersive experience, that puts them into the captain’s chair and shows them what it would be like to be in space with Scrat!

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My son loved checking out the night sky himself to see what Scrat saw- are your kids at all interested in space or the constellations? He was so excited with the new Smithsonian telescope- it was an upgrade from his last one. He got some ideas of where to look from his new star gazing book as well. What’s not to love about National Geographic?

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New Series – The Other F Word #TOFWseries

The new series that just started streaming on Amazon last month, The Other F Word, is a comedic inspiration to all women, and especially women over 40.

“The Other F Word,” a new series that is now streaming on Amazon, is a breath of fresh air!

Caytha Jentis, a screenwriter, director and producer takes some amazing characters and immediately pulls us into this new series. Even if you aren’t a woman over 40, you will be eventually, and Caytha shows us that there is nothing wrong with that number – or any number that comes after it.

‘The Other F Word’ is an edgy comedy about a group of friends who find that the angst of raising kids may be nothing compared to the angst of starting over after they are grown. Amazon reviewers are raving about the new series – a unique story line with universal stories that all can relate to. And who doesn’t love to pull up a glass of wine and a blanket and binge watch a great comedy on Amazon? There are already women in line waiting for season 2. Amazon makes it simple to stream and get hooked until the very last episode.

The Other F Word, a new series that is now streaming on Amazon, is a breath of fresh air!

I love the fact that Caytha has the nerve to bring out chatter on ageism in Hollywood. It is something that needs to happen more and more. She is working see women take on a fearless attitude in life – and I couldn’t agree more. The series was released on September 1st and it has been a huge success so far.

Caytha began this journey because she felt the same struggle that most women feel when life changes what feels like SO suddenly. “It was bittersweet that my children were now grown, and felt a huge void, but it was also finally ME time.  I was ready for new adventures.  However like the young women on “Girls,” who are struggling to find themselves, I was as confused as they were by the existential ‘Who am I?’ and the ‘Now What?’ of mid-life.”

“The Other F Word,” a new series that is now streaming on Amazon, is a breath of fresh air!

It is understandable, too. There really is a market for this kind of show – whether Hollywood thinks so or not. Think about the shows on TV, on Netflix, and on other streaming networks – is there a show you can think of that is even remotely similar to The Other F Word? Probably not. There have been shows about women friends during most of the other stages of life, there is no episodic show that depicts the experience these ladies have in their particular stages of life.

“The Other F Word,” a new series that is now streaming on Amazon, is a breath of fresh air!

The exhilarating new series whose cast includes names such as: Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), Michael Boatman (The Good Wife), Reiko Aylesworth (24), Judy Gold (Jim Gaffigan Show) and Ben Bailey (Cash Cab), addresses issues like ageism, sexism, re-entering the workforce, sexuality for women 40+, dating after divorce/widowhood and more.

Want to see for yourself? You can watch all eight episodes, which are available now on Amazon Go on, you know you want to see what it is all about!

Let’s show Hollywood that midlife MATTERS. Share and give “The Other F Word” some love!

Want to hang out with some other awesome + amazing women over 40? Just us for The Other F Word Twitter chat October 5th at 9pm est. Tweet along with us using #TOFWseries and find out how other midlifers are celebrating their prime!

“The Other F Word,” a new series that is now streaming on Amazon, is a breath of fresh air!

The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016 #TheSecretLifeOfPets #PetsPack


“Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?”

The answer might surprise you just a little bit.  Especially when it comes in the form a wonderfully original animated movie called The Secret Life of Pets.  The movie follows some adorable pets and what the zany adventures they get into while we humans are off at work or school.  One such critter is Max- a terrier living at the king’s life at home until his owner brings Duke home.

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Duke is quite the large and  boisterous mutt.  When the two new house mates slip away from the dog walker, they find themselves lost in New York City while trying to keep a step ahead of both animal control and a gang of abandoned pets ruled by Snowball, a slightly insane bunny.  The movie is a blast for kids and adults and is genuinely entertaining with some big stars lending their voices to the characters.  Some of the voices include Louis CK, Ellie Kemper, Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart.  The release on home video includes some great extras, as well.

Also are the DVD are Mini-Movies:

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  • All About The Pets Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O’Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
  • Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors The comedy superstars who give voice to the film’s menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.  
  • Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by “Hairspray Live!,” Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they’re hanging out with their pet pals.
  • The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
  • Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Sing Trailer
  • “Lovely Day” Lyric Video
  • The Humans that Brought You Pets Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The Secret Life of Pet’s compelling characters and non-stop action.
  • GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.

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Release Date

Own it on Digital HD 11/22 on DVD & Blu-ray 12/6

More about the Home Entertainment Release

The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.


The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra HD will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray disc.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HDTM features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES (Available on Blu-ray editions)

  • How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination. 
  • Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets.

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Play MINECRAFT in a Movie Theater! Big adventures. Big fun. All on the big screen! Tuesdays and Saturdays from Sept. 20 – Oct. 1. Get tickets now at Save $5, use Promo Code “USFAMILY5”.

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