Have You Ever Ridden The Polar Express? Now Is Your Chance!

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Nov 052012
 

All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Texas State Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!

All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Texas State Railroad, visit https://www.texasstaterr.com/ or call 877-726-7245 to climb aboard.

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Let Your Kids Have Some Fun With Doc McStuffins

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Aug 152012
 

In anticipation of the upcoming release of DOC MCSTUFFINS:FRIENDSHIP IS THE BEST MEDICINE on DVD & Digital Copy August 21st, we have some fun downloads for the kids! Included are: 

  • FIRST AID CLINIC WORD SEARCH/SCRAMBLER
  • FIRST AID CLINIC/NURSE HAT CRAFT
  • HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN AT-HOME FIRST AID KIT

 

Just for you, we have also included the following "Flat-tail-itis" clip for you to watch:

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Aug 062012
 

Are you a fan of Dr. Seuss? Caden and I were so excited to go see the Lorax when it was at the theater. His class was at school supposed to go as a field trip but when the rating was changed, the school was unable to take them. I decided I would take him one day when he was out of school. He absolutely loved the movie and laughed quite a bit. When we received our copy to review last week, he could not wait to watch it. We ended up watching it 3 times in a row and also watched the mini-movies that were included. We laughed and had so much fun. You can see the trailers of the mini-movies at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXU1348PHg. It is definitely a must see movie.

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax transports viewers into a fantastical landscape imagined by Dr. Seuss and vividly brought to life by Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay adapted by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (Despicable Me, HOP, Horton Hears a Who) from the 1971 children’s classic, the film is an imaginative journey that begins in the town of Thneedville, where a boy searches for the one thing he knows will win the heart of his dream girl. But in order find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the often grumpy but loveable protector of Truffula Valley, in an exciting adventure filled with comedy and heart that USA Today’s Claudia Puig calls, “The right blend of funny, silly, and sweet.”

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX arrives on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (both sets featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™) on August 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment The DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack will also include three brand new mini-movies including:

  • Serenade – Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
  • Wagon-Ho – Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
  • Forces of Nature – Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.

I received a copy of The Lorax for review. No other compensation was received.

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Dr Seuss’ The Lorax Workshop At Home Depot!

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Aug 032012
 

Wagon-Ho! Hitch up your wagons and head to THE HOME DEPOT this weekend with DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX!

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In celebration of the upcoming launch of DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX on Blu-ray and DVD, THE HOME DEPOT has teamed up with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® and DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX for this Saturday’s Kids Workshop on August 4, 2012 from 9am-12pm.

At The Home Depot locations nationwide, the Kids Workshop will provide children with Lorax activity sheets, Lorax create-you-own mustache kits, and Lorax sticker sheets. Each store will also have one life-sized Lorax poster to affix to a wall so kids can have their picture taken with The Lorax that you can tweet to @The Lorax and @HomeDepot.

This month’s activity is "Build a Cork Bulletin Board."

• Kids will learn to build their very own cork bulletin board while learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic
• You can paint and add embellishments to your project while at the workshop


ABOUT THE HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP

• FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st Saturday of
every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride
and accomplishment.
• All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative
pin and certificate of achievement.

More information at:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/catalog/servlet/ContentView?pn=HT_WS_KidsWorkshops

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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First and Second Season on Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Jul 312012
 

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If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, then you have ultimately heard Sheldon’s detailed rules for the game "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock". Have you ever played this with any of your friends? I, myself, have never played this version. I do remember playing the traditional rock, paper, scissors game when I was a child and I always chose rock. If you have played, what is your go-to symbol? Do you tweak the rules for any other traditional games?

Be sure to check out Complete First and Second Season of The Big Bang Theory at http://bit.ly/QYz0eW.

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The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First and Second Season on Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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Jul 242012
 

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“University physicists Leonard and Sheldon know whether to use an integral or a differential to solve the area under a curve. But they don’t have a clue about girls. Or dating. Or clothes. Or parties. Or having fun. Or, basically, life. So when a pretty blonde named Penny moves in the apartment across the hall, the guys decide to get an education outside of the classroom. Boys, you have a lot to learn. With series creators Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (The Gilmore Girls) concocting the right mix of logic and lunacy and stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne) and Jim Parsons (Judging Amy) turning geekdom into Phi Beta fun, The Big Bang Theory is big on laughs. And life.”

If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, you already know that Howard’s mom is a character we quite often hear, but never actually see. Do you have any ideas about what she might look like? Have you ever wondered what someone that you have only heard looks like? I used to work at a local hospital and frequently talked with the same people by phone on a recurring basis. I did finally meet a few of them and their appearance was not really what I expected. What do you think Howard’s mother actually looks like? Would you ever want to see her? In the case of Howard’s mother, I wonder why the writers decided to keep her character hidden? What do you think?

Be sure to get your copy of The Big Bang Theory: The Complete First and Second Season on Blu-Ray Combo Pack. You won’t be disappointed!!

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Jun 122012
 

I was really excited to find out that the Princess Diaries was coming out on DVD/Blu-ray. I remember watching these movies with my stepdaughter when she was younger. This time, I watched them with my 5 year old son. We had a movie night with popcorn and snacks. Of course, he ended up falling asleep on me but I enjoyed the movies. They will definitely be added to my movie collection to be watched over and over. Be sure to watch the bonus features. I love watching the outtakes and bloopers. Along with the bloopers, bonus features include:

  • “A New Princess” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • 8 Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
  • “The Ultimate Tea Party” – With Audio Commentary By Julie Andrews And Anne Hathaway
  • Music Videos: Livin’ Like A Princess
  • The PD2 Makeover
  • Deleted Scenes – Introduced By Director Garry Marshall
  • “Breakaway” Music Video – By Kelly Clarkson
  • Find Your Inner Princess – A Personality Quiz
  • A Julie and Garry Commentary

A Modern Day Princess Fairytale Comes to Life on Blu-ray-Don’t Miss the Chance to Own This Very Special 2-Movie Collection

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For the First Time on Blu-ray

To commemorate the 10th anniversary† of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Starring Academy Award®-Winning Actress Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

Relive all the magic and excitement of these two beloved favorites on this 3-Disc Combo Pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray.

The Princess Diaries

Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager – sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with the exception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly’s older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn’t come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia’s life is thrown into complete overload. She’s being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both the newspapers and in school. On top of all that, Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia’s Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne as her father and grandmother want her to be.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

In this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where The PrincessDiaries left off! As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of. But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

Bonus material includes a ‘Find Your Inner Princess’ personality quiz & deleted scenes introduced by director Gary Marshall!

I was provided a copy of this movie for review. No other compensation was received.

Rizzoli & Isles: Catch The Second Season on DVD

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Jun 062012
 

Did you happen to catch the season 3 premiere of Rizzoli & Isles last night? Unfortunately, I missed it. I did, however, record it on the DVR. I plan to watch it this weekend when I get a chance to relax for a bit. I am also totally excited about the release of season 2 on DVD. The Complete Second Season of Rizzoli & Isles on DVD features 15 full length episodes as well as an hour long behind-the-scenes featurette, unaired scenes and a gag reel. Along with the DVD, you will also get a new UltraViolet Digital Copy.
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Having always been a fan of TV bloopers, I can’t wait to see the gag reel. The outtakes are so funny and I love to see the actors flubbing and acting silly when they do mess up. The extra features on DVD’s are a great bonus. I am really excited to check out the “From the Ground Up” featurette which shows how they generate an episode.

Featurettes include:

From the Ground Up- Building Episode 214 – Go behind the scenes to see the intensive and rigorous process of generating the 14th episode

  • Part 1 – In the Writer’s Room
  • Part 2 – Pre-Production
  • Part 3 – Bustin’ Out The Boston: Production
  • Part 4 – Ready-to-Air: Post Production

The 3rd Season premiered last night Tuesday, June 5th at 9/8c on TNT! Hope you got it on the DVR!

“This #1 summer TV series combines crime drama and humor and includes all 15 ‘must-see’ episodes of TNT’s hit police procedural.” You Can Order Season Two on DVD Now: http://bit.ly/ISlEkF!

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May 292012
 

Jane’s old nemesis, serial killer Charles Hoyt, just won’t seem to go away. After a young man is killed in a jail bathroom, Hoyt claims to have clues about the murder just a day before his release. Hoyt continuously taunts Jane and in this episode, the relationship is finally put to rest. Have you ever experiences a past relationship with someone that you wanted to bring to a close but it just kept creeping back?

Over the past few years, I have had only one relationship that I wish could put to a close. It is something too hard for me to talk about as it involves family. Let’s just say that I really don’t want the relationship to be closed but my mental state would be better if it was. I love her to pieces and what she did to our family was so very, very wrong. It seems like everywhere I turn, something reminds me of the things we used to do together. I miss my sister so much it really tears me up inside.

Be sure to catch the season three premiere Tuesday, June 5th at 9/8c on TNT. You can also check out the DVD for purchase at http://bit.ly/ISlEkF.

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