Sunday, November 23, 2014

STRANGE MAGIC to be released January 23, 2015!!! #StrangeMagic



   

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STRANGE MAGIC, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015




STRANGE MAGIC is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011’s Academy Award®-winning film “Rango,” bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down with world-class animation and visual effects.

With a story by George Lucas, STRANGE MAGIC is directed by Gary Rydstrom (“Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation,” “Lifted”), produced by Mark S. Miller (associate producer “Mars Attacks!”) and executive produced by George Lucas, with a screenplay by David Berenbaum (“Elf”), Irene Mecchi (“Brave,” “The Lion King”) and Rydstrom. An extraordinary roster of film, television and Broadway stars lend their voices to “Strange Magic,” including Alan Cumming (CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Broadway’s “Cabaret”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Ides of March”), Kristin Chenoweth (Broadway’s “Wicked”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Hero 6,” “Bridesmaids”), Sam Palladio (ABC’s “Nashville”), newcomer Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina (“Chocolat”), Elijah Kelley (“Hairspray,” “The Butler”), Bob Einstein (HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”). Well-known music producer Marius de Vries (“Moulin Rouge”) serves as both the musical director and composer.



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STRANGE MAGIC opens in theatres everywhere on January 23rd!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Get Caught Up in a Robbery Gone Bad When "The Drop" Hits Blu-ray and DVD January 20! @FoxHomeEnt

               





                                




The Drop
A phenomenal cast, including Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini, lead this gritty thriller about Bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) and his hardened employer Uncle Marv (Gandolfini) who must choose between survival and loyalty when they find themselves caught in a robbery gone bad, and on the hook for a mob debt they can’t repay. 

Special Features
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by Michael R. Roskam and Dennis Lehane
 Millie and Bob talk at the bar
 Bob puts away Xmas decorations
 Bob talks to Priest
 Bob scolds Rocco
Promotional Featurettes
 Keeping it Real
 Making of The Drop
 Making Brooklyn Your Own
 Rocco the Dog
 Character Profile: James Gandolfini
Audio Commentary by Michael R. Roskam and Dennis Lehane

The Drop Blu-ray
Street Date:January 20, 2015
Prebook Date:December 17, 2014
Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
Spanish 5.1 DD
French 5.1 DTS
Subtitles:English/Spanish/French
U.S. Rating:R
Total Film Run Time:147 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

The Drop DVD
Street Date:January 20, 2015
Prebook Date:December 17, 2014
Screen Format:Widescreen 16:9 (2.40:1)
Audio:English 5.1 DD
Spanish 2.0 Surround DD
French 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles:English/Spanish/French
U.S. Rating:R
Total Film Run Time:147 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

Friday, November 21, 2014

HGG|| Hot Gift Ideas From @Crayola Review & #Giveaway Ends 12/12!






* Disclosure: Party of 5 and Counting received samples in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. *

This Holiday season Crayola has some hot new items out! Even though my son is older he still love to draw, mostly he draws cars, trucks and ATV's. When I saw the Crayola Virtual Design Pro Car Collection I knew we needed to get it!





What's Included:

20 Page Car Design Book
36 Colored Pencils
20 Markers
4 Stencils
Pencil Sharpener


Let's be honest here for a second, there really is no better colored pencil, crayon or marker other than Crayola! 

With the Crayola Virtual Design Pro Car Collection you can create your own car and virtually drive it! It's simple. Just download the free app compatible with Android and iOS 



How It Works:

Choose from 10 different vehicles to design any way you want

Scan the design into the included Design & Drive app to drive the car you designed around a virtual track!

On the app you can then customize your 
car even more! From rims to spoilers and more! 

After you are finished with you car you can then share your designs via email.

The app contains more free templates so once you use the included ones you can just grab some more. 


This Mama loves that everything fits neatly inside the case and stores easily under his bed.



BUY IT: The Crayola Virtual Design Pro Car Collection retails for $29.99 and can be found at retailers nationwide



The Crayola Projector Light Designer is another hot item in our house this Holiday Season!





Are you looking for a way to keep your kids occupied without sitting in front of the TV?  The Projector Light Designer is sure to keep them busy for hours!

What's Included: 

Projector Light Designer
6 Markers
6 Drawing Discs

Does not include the 4 AA batteries needed in order for it to work




How It Works:

Draw or trace anything you want on the reusable included drawing discs with the special markers

Watch your creation come to life on your ceilings or walls.

The Crayola Projector Light Designer projects up to 20x's!


BUY IT: You can purchase the Projector Light Designer for $29.99 at retailers nationwide.

GIVEAWAY:

Party of 5 is giving away Pip-Squeaks Markers in Disguise! Perfect for stocking stuffers!

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

DISNEY REVEALS CINDERELLA #Cinderella







                                      



The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.


A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.






The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.







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Directed by Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh (“Thor,” “Hamlet”) and starring Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Elizabeth”), Lily James (“Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (“Game of Thrones”) and Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”), “Cinderella” is produced by Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Elysium”), Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I”) and David Barron (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) with Tim Lewis (“Goldeneye”) serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”).

“Cinderella” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 13, 2015.

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HGG|| CHARM IT! Review & #Giveaway @CHARM_IT

               





                                                 



* Disclosure: Party of 5 received samples in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own*

What girl doesn't love jewelry? I know my girls may have a slight obsession with all thing shiny and girly!  CHARM IT! provides just that! The bling and the fun that all girls want! 







What Is CHARM IT?

CHARM IT! Is the original detachable charm jewelry line made just for girls ages 5 to 14! They feature fun, colorful collections of charms. Dancer? Animal lover? Sports player? Artist? CHARM IT! has a charm just for her!
CHARM IT! I Love Dance Charm



Each charm tells her story about who she is and what she loves.






The quality of the CHARM IT! charms and bracelets are great! I honestly was not expecting them to be made so nicely. My girls are quite rough with their things and our bracelet has held up wonderfully!





The lockets are one of my favorites! I'm thinking of putting in a picture of her and I in each if the hearts so we will always be together!




These also make a great gift if you are looking for something besides toys to give because let's be honest kids have way too many toys now! All little girls love jewelry!

CHARM IT! now has Frozen charms and gift sets available as well, you know just in case you have a Frozen fan in your house :)

CHARM IT! Anna Crown Heart charm




BUY IT: CHARM IT! is sold at Gap Kids. Charms are $5 each and bracelets range from $5 - $14. All charms and accessories are sold separately.

WIN IT: ONE Lucky Party of 5 and Counting reader is going to win the exact CHARM IT! bracelet I was sent for the special little lady in their life!