Sunday, December 15, 2019


I was given products in this post for the purpose of review
I live a really simple life, my dad is one of my best friends.  Going for walks with my pup is one of my favorite activities and on Friday nights I am normally at home snuggled up on the couch with my kiddos watching a movie.  
A few years ago my dad and I would DVR Downton Abbey at my house and when the boys would go to sleep we would get out the snacks and watch Downton Abbey!  We laughed, we cried and we argued about what was going to happen next!  And then the show came to an end, my dad and I were heart broken.  At the beginning of the summer my dad called me and said/yelled "Did you hear there is going to be a Downton Abbey movie!!"  It gave us a reason to re-watch the entire series, we had to get ready for the movie.
Needless to say my dad and I were at one of the first showings at our local theather!  My dad was a bit nearvous at first there wasn't any men in the theater, but after a few minutes they started to trickle in (Yes my dad was worried about his reputation as a manly man lol!)  The movie was the perfect ending to an amazing journey.  My dad is convinced there is going to be another movie, but I feel it ended just right.

The global sensation hailed as “a grand, cinematic experience” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) welcomes fans back for a spectacular homecoming on Digital November 26, 2019 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on December 17, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Earning an “A” CinemaScore, the film, which is celebrated by critics as “a true love letter to the fans” (Catalina Combs, Black Girl Nerds), arrives just in time for the holiday season with a broad variety of bonus features, including exclusive conversations with the cast, deleted scenes and a series recap that whisks audiences away to a world of grandeur.

Based on Carnival Films’ Emmy® award-winning television series, the feature DOWNTON ABBEY sees the original cast return, alongside a host of newcomers. The incredible ensemble cast been applauded by critics as “funny and charming as ever” (Caroline Siede, The A.V. Club). The film chronicles the Crawley family one year after the conclusion of the series, as they prepare for the most important moment of their lives: an impending visit from the Royal Family. Join the glitz, glamour and spectacle as the special visit unleashes scandal, romance and intrigue on the fan-favorite family and its staff members. Lauded as “a delight” (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME), the film comes from the series screenwriter and producer Julian Fellowes, and producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

The motion picture will also be available in a Deluxe Limited Edition, featuring the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Code, presented in exclusive packaging along with a collectible photo book and recipe cards. Available only while supplies last, this special offering is the must-own gift for any Downton Abbey fan or to add to your own collection.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cast Conversations – Exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast.
    • Upstairs Cast
    • Downstairs Cast
  • The Royal Visit – A look at how the royal visit proved to be an ambitious event both on and behind the camera.
  • True to the Twenties – Fans of DOWNTON ABBEY are charmed by the sheer grandeur of the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Learn how DOWNTON ABBEY maintains a reputation of being true to the time period.
  • Welcome to Downton Abbey – A behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of Highclere Castle and how it serves as a cornerstone in the Downton Abbey franchise.
  • The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes – Writer Julian Fellowes has created a story and beloved characters that resonate with people across the world. This piece celebrates Julian’s brilliant creativity and reveals his approach to bringing Downton Abbey to the big screen.
  • Downton Abbey Series Recap* – Whether you’re new or just need a refresher, this series recap will catch you up on the story so far.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Michael Engler
*Available only on Blu-ray™ and iTunes

DOWNTON ABBEY will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
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  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Overcomer @overcomermovie #overcomermovie #FlyBy

I will received a dvd in exchange for making this post.

OVERCOMER is from the creators of the #1 box-office hit War Room. Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison (Kendrick) after he loses his basketball team and is challenged by the school’s principal, Olivia (Shirer), to coach a new sport he doesn’t know or like. As John questions his own worth, he dares to help the least likely runner take on the biggest race of the year. Filled with a powerful mix of faith, humor and heart, this inspirational story will have you on the edge of your seat.
I have seen several movies by the creators of OVERCOMER and I always walk away feeling empowered.  I have a feeling OVERCOMER is going to have the same affect especially since Overcomer is the #1 Inspirational Family Film of 2019 and has 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes!

OVERCOMER has runtime of approximately 119 minutes and is rated PG for some thematic elements.

 BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS MATERIALS ● The Heart of Overcomer: See how the heart of Overcomer is grounded in personal growth, faith and identity.
 ● Creating the Opening Drone Shot: See how the stunning opening drone shot of the film was realized with a lot of ingenuity and a well-organized crew. 
● Working with the Kendricks: Watch how Alex, Stephen and Shannon Kendrick found their path to filmmaking through authenticity and faith. 
● Looks Behind-the-Scenes of: Editing, Composing, Coloring and Sound Design
 ● “Enough” (Lyric Video) Featuring Koryn Hawthorne 
● Don’t Mess with the Editors: Check out what the editors of Overcomer created on the side for a little fun. BONUS FEATURES 
 ● Feature Audio Commentary with Director Alex Kendrick and Producer Stephen Kendrick 
● Bloopers & Outtakes 
● 10 Minutes of Additional Scenes with an introduction from the Kendrick Brothers.
 ● The Making of Overcomer: Learn about how the crew worked together with faith and prayer to create this incredible film.
 ● The Theme of Identity: In this piece the cast and crew discuss what the theme of identity means to them. 
● The Power of Forgiveness: Describes why forgiveness is such an important theme of this film. 
● “Overcomer” (Lip Sync Music Video) Featuring Mandisa
 ● Overcomer in 60 Seconds: a quick fun film recap. 
● Overcomer Resources Video: Learn more about accompanying resources to help you grow in faith.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Brooklyn Cloth

I was given products in this post for the propose of review.  I was not paid to write this review, all options are my own

My oldest son is now 12!  Where did the years go!!  His style has changed so much these past few years.  No longer is it okay for me to get him shirts with his favorite cartoon characters on them :(.  He wants to start dressing more grown up and to top it off he fits in men's small, where did my little boy go.  I have been looking for different stores that fit his new style and we both fell in love with Brooklyn cloth
Guys-- no matter their hobbies or interests, shopping is a pain for them, especially during the holiday season. But Brooklyn Cloth has done the work, choosing gifts for the guy in your life—that he hasn't already gone out and bought for himself. This Gifting season, it’s all about cozy, bold, bright graphics and comfortable Joggers. The Sherpa Collection, featuring an updated Denim Trucker jackets in both dark and light wash, Cozy Sherpa Hoodies, Updated 90s fleece jackets and hoodies introduced as Original Garment by Brooklyn Cloth will be on everyone’s list. The gift of the The Jogger, both in customer favorites (twill jogger) or newer styles (such as Cozy Knit Joggers, Heatsealed Cozy) is a no brainer and wont be returned.
My son personally was able to review
Ocean Sherpa Lined Cozy Knit Hoodie

 When it's cold outside we just love to throw on our Sherpa and be cozy! Sit and watch your favorite TV show or go out with friends you will want to grab this Sherpa lined Cozy Knit Hoodie to layer over your favorite shirt. 

Details include black Sherpa lining on the inside, front chest side pocket, 2 side pockets, full length zip front, attached hood and modern fit. 
100% Polyester Machine Wash

IT Chapter 2

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
Come back and play when “IT Chapter Two” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time.


Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise (Bill SkarsgĂ„rd), he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for  all...putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.

IT Chapter Two” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:
   Pennywise Lives Again!
      This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
·      Finding the Deadlights
      The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
 The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends
Commentary with Director Andy Muschietti
IT Chapter Two” DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:
 Pennywise Lives Again!
      This Meeting of the Losers Club Has Officially Begun
     Finding the Deadlights
    The Summers of IT: Chapter One, You’ll Float Too
      The Summers of IT: Chapter Two, IT Ends

My review:
I'm not normally a scary movie watcher, but when I was little my cousin Chris would come over every weekend.  Our thing was to watch IT and then watch Grease (I know weird combo lol)   When the new IT released (was it 2 years ago?) I had to watch.  I was expecting to be let down, the old one was so good.  Thankfully that was not the case!!  The new IT was even better then the old and IT chapter 2 was the perfect finish.  So I do like there was several funny parts, Richie and Eddie scenes are the best!  I like that we flashback a lot to when the Loser Club was younger, it helps to support the character growth.  This is a long movie, but never once did I feel like it was to long.  The movie just flows.
I do have to admit I did not read the book so I cannot comment if the book to movie adaption was correct.