Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Movie Trailer Tuesday - And While We Were Here

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out.

Have you watched any good movies recently? Feel free to share in the comments below... 


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Jane accompanies her cellist husband on a work trip to Italy with hopes of rekindling their lackluster marriage. Instead of things getting better, the two seem to drift further apart. While out exploring the sights, Jane meets a young American and the two quickly form a romantic bond.

I found this story to be both lovely and sad. It is slow-paced and on the surface somewhat simple. I think that's why I liked it so much. Jane feels unnoticed and unseen by her husband. She longs for a more intimate partnership and you can truly feel her loneliness. When she meets someone new who is passionate and fun and loving, she realizes she has some choices to make. A really great, bittersweet movie in my opinion. Oh...and the scenery is beautiful!

Rated R for some sexual content, language and brief drug use


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Movie Trailer Tuesday - Ruby Sparks

Welcome to "Movie Trailer Tuesday - my weekly blog feature where I share movie/dvd recommendations by posting a quick blurb and movie trailer for you to check out. 

Have you watched any good movies recently? Feel free to share in the comments below...

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A young novelist finds himself with a bad case of writer's block (and a little bit of emotional instability too). His therapist gives him a simple writing exercise that turns out to be anything but simple. It seems that his words have suddenly come to life...in the form of a lively and exuberant love interest. In other words, his perfect woman.

This story is magical and funny but there's also a sort of sad lesson to be learned in that even the most perfect things are not really perfect. I was already a huge fan of Paul Dano and just love him even more after watching this film. He is so good at being awkwardly cute and unsure. Zoe Kazan, who not only stars in the movie but wrote the film as well, does a great job playing the quirky fictional-female-come-to-life.

Rated R for language including some sexual references, and for some drug use.
     

Strawberry Shortcake #SnowberryDays - Coloring Page and Movie Giveaway

I am sharing this information as a member of the Fox Home ENT Insiders Blogging Program. In exchange for my participation in this campaign, I will receive a free copy of this movie. Any and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Strawberry Shortcake - Snowberry Days 
Coming to DVD February 10, 2015 
Rated G
‘Tis the season for winter fun in these berry cool Strawberry Shortcake episodes. A fun-filled playtime is interrupted when someone notices that the squirrels are low on supplies in “The Berry Long Winter.” Blueberry’s success with her own specially designed ice skates have the other girls feeling left out in “The Big Freeze.” And Raspberry’s spring fashion show plans are put “On Ice” when cold weather and an out-of-control fountain covers the catwalk fruit-colored ice. Join Strawberry and her berry best friends as they discover working with others ensures a Snowberry good time for everyone. 

Strawberry Shortcake 35th Birthday Celebration Coming in 2015! 

Timed to the release of Snowberry Days, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release 9 one-of-a-kind, limited edition puzzle faceplates in celebration of the 35th Anniversary. Capitalizing on this iconic Franchise, these faceplates will be available for the first time ever to consumers to purchase and share. Titles include: Berry Bitty Mysteries; Berry Friends Forever; Jammin with Cherry Jam; Bloomin Berry Garden; Bright Light, Big Dreams; Puttin on the Glitz; Glimmerberry Ball; Berryfest Princess Movie & Sky’s the Limit Movie - - Collect them all!


To celebrate this upcoming release, here's a cute coloring page for you to enjoy...


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One lucky Alas 3 Lads will win a free copy of Strawberry Shortcake - Snowberry Days

*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older. One random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have valid contact information for you in case you are the winner. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

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The Best of Me Blu-ray Giveaway #BestOfMeInsiders

I am sharing this information as a member of the Fox Home ENT Insiders Blogging Program. In exchange for my participation in this campaign, I will receive a free blu-ray of this movie. Any and all opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

The Best of Me 
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD February 3, 2015 
Rated PG-13

I am a huge Nicholas Sparks fan! I've read many of his books and have seen all of his movies. They never fail to entertain and tug at my heart. The Best of Me was one that I did not have the chance to see in theaters so now that it's about to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, I can't wait to check it out. It will be the perfect "home-date-night" movie to share with my husband for Valentine's Day.

Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one's funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they've made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances. 

And, this is really cool...for the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get that second chance at love.

Special Features
• “Tears of Joy” New Storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending
• Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Only)
• Along for the Ride • Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle and James (Blu-ray Only)
• Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana and Luke (Blu-ray Only)
• Director’s Commentary by Michael Hoffman
• Music Video: I Did – Lady Antebellum
• Digital HD (Blu-ray Only)


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One lucky Alas 3 Lads readers is going to win a free Blu-ray copy of The Best of Me.

*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older. One random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have valid contact information for you in case you are the winner. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

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