Friday, December 19, 2014

Giveaway: THE GOOD LIE, a film of faith, friends, and family to feed your soul.

 THE GOOD LIE will be available for purchase on BluRay and DVD on December 23, 2104 so there is still time to give it as a gift for Christmas or for yourself!  Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy. 

The film tells the true life story of the Lost Boys of Sudan lives that were torn apart by civil war.  Their parents were killed in the war and the boys grew up in refugee camps. By the efforts of church groups and other charities, the boys are able to start new lives in the U.S.A.  

Carrie (Resse Witherspoon) meets them at the airport and from there she helps them get settled, and find jobs.  We See Carrie experience her own change that she has avoided for so many years as she interacts with the boys. 

This heartwarming story of the hard lives of The Lost Boys of Sudan gives us a look into a different world we only can imagine.  The efforts of so many faithful people to bring these boys to America to help them find jobs and become part of society is such a inspiration for humanity. 


Staring Oscar-winner, Resse Witherspoon and some of the actual Lost Boys from Sudan, this film is about four friends journey to America and in America. The film is very good and a wonderful story especially in this Christmas season of giving. 








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  1. "After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives."
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Kuoth Wiel, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale, Thon Kueth, Beng Ajuet, Kejo Jale



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Disclosure: I was sent The Good Lie DVD for this post. The comments and views are my own,

Thursday, December 18, 2014

THE BOXTROLLS are coming to Digital HD December 23, 2014. See the trailer here!

THE BOXTROLLS

ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 23, 2014ECEMBER 23, 2014  
ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD JANUARY 20, 2015 
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT 20, 2015

Pick up you copy on December 23 to watch with the kids over the holiday break!


Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack 
·         PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES
o    Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
o    Baby In The Trash
o    Eggs In The Underworld
o    Man On A Horse
o    Trubshaw’s Inventorium
o    Cheese Shop
o    Tea And Cheese

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD
·         DARE TO BE SQUARE:  BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS
o    VOICING THE BOXTROLLS
The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.          
o    INSIDE THE BOX
The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
o    THE BIG CHEESE:  ALLERGY SNATCHER
The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets.   The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
o    DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE
Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and  how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
o    THINK BIG:  THE MECHA DRILL
Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA.  Follow its creation from design to completion.

·         FEATURETTES
o    THE NATURE OF CREATION
o    TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
o    ALLERGIC TO EASY
o     LET’S DANCE
o    ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

·         FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTORS ANTHONY STACCHI AND GRAHAM ANNABLE

New film coming this September: JERUSALEM, see the trailer of breath-taking views, the city, and the people.



This is a breath taking video-the views, city, and people of Jerusalem. The film looks great and something we can all learn from. Philadelphia release date at the Franklin Institute is January 52015.




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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Take a trip down a relaxing country road with, "All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection"




JOHN DENVER – All Of My MemoriesThe John Denver Collection:
 4 CD Box Set/DL 
 Are you a John Denver fan? Order today for yourself or gift giving! This is a huge collection of his music and it's wonderful. 


John Denver’s recent release brought back tons of great musical memories.  The 4 CD collection of his life’s work expanded my appreciation of his career that spanned three decades.  Starting in the early 60’s with pioneering folk acts through later collaborations in his career such as Emmy Lou Harris and Placido Domingo, Denver sang songs that touched the soul of America and abroad.
This 90 song collection is a great way to revisit or connect with one of the best folk singer songwriters of the last decades.  I would recommend it for holiday giving to a folkie or to introduce the next generation of John Denver fans to his life’s work.

Here is one of my favorite songs in this video of Sunshine On My Shoulders. 
I also am pretty found of Take Me Home, Country Roads. His popular song Thank God I'm a Country Boy was one of those songs, where I did not know much about country living but John Denver's songs brought that to life. At this point, I'd so prefer Country living! At least I can listen to The John Denver Collection and take my mind out of the suburbs!



Head on over to  John Denver's VEVO-You Tube Channel to hear more of his warm country songs.

To find out more about this 4 CD Set, please visit Legacy Recordings.
Each CD has 20 or more songs on it, so go check it out! 

All Of My Memories: The John Denver Collection, pays high tribute to the prolific recording career of John Denver.  This deluxe 90-song, 4-CD box set, representing virtually every one of the studio and live albums he recorded in his lifetime, encom­passes hit singles and signature album tracks, demos, promotional rarities, limited edition and private pressings, and a total of six previously unreleased tracks.  The first truly comprehensive over­view of his more than three decades of recording, from 1964 (before his solo career took off) to 1997 (the year of his death), and is available now.



Disclosure I was sent John Denver: All Of My Memories for this blog post. The comments and views are my own.

Monday, December 15, 2014

New trailer for Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT is here!


Inside out looks like a good film since it takes inside the mind! All those emotions! Watch as we see Riley and her parents emotions as they try to adjust to a new house and city. Riley is a young girl dealing with a new school and of course-the parents daily 50 questions!

Coming to a theater near you on June 19, 2015, but for now watch the trailer!

 From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. 

Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.












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INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015.