Trailer Park Tuesday, This is Where I Leave You #TIWILY

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When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

Screenplay By: Screenplay by Jonathan Tropper, Based on the novel “This Is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper.

Directed By: Shawn Levy

Produced By: Paula Weinstein, Shawn Levy, Jeffrey Levine; Executive Producers Mary McLaglen, Jonathan Tropper.

Starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard and Jane Fonda.

In theaters September 19, 2014

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It’s always fun to read the book before the movie, right? Join Warner Bros. Pictures’ #TIWILY book discussion on the film’s Facebook page each Wednesday, and take part in the conversation for a chance to win signed movie posters and a trip to the premiere in Hollywood!

I haven’t read the book – yet. I’m now thinking of bumping it up on my list. It sounds really good, and I know I’ll be seeing the movie while it’s in theaters.

How about you? Have you read the book? Any plans on seeing the movie?

Watch for a “This is Where I Leave You” giveaway to be posted here soon!

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Free Activity Sheets #VeryBadDay

Get your lucky charms ready! Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is coming to theaters on October 10, 2014.

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In celebration of this fun release I have a few fun activity sheets, and a delicious Crustless Quiche recipe to share with my readers.

Just click on each link below to print in .pdf form.

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Don’t miss this Crustless Quiche recipe!

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Starting Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters October 10, 2014.

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“Parents Just Don’t Understand” on The Hub Network #HubClub

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“Parents Just Don’t Understand” is a new light-hearted and fun-loving unscripted series hosted by Joey Fatone (‘NSYNC, “Rewrapped”). Premiering Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. on The Hub Network, the series will give parents and kids a chance to walk a day in each other’s shoes and experience firsthand the demands that each struggles to balance.

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Fatone also serves as an executive producer of the series, along with Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam, Bicha Gholam, Nicole M. Reed and Allegra Newman. Cindy Nemes and Michael Wilder serve as co-executive producers. The 22-episode series will be produced by Endemol’s 51 Minds Entertainment for the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together.

I recently received a fun package from The Hub Network that included an advance screening of “Parent’s Just Don’t Understand” to view with my family.

In the premiere episode, “The Touchdown Maker and Cupcake Baker,” Fatone swaps the lives of a 13-year-old and his underappreciated mom of five children. While the son tackles taking care of his siblings and a demanding job at the railroad, his mom must power through chores and football practice. Continuing in the spirit of “Freaky Friday,” the series will also showcase other parent-child swaps including a teenage ballerina and her feisty single-mom, a roller derby devotee and her princess-loving mom, plus a single-dad who takes on his son’s rigorous athletic schedule.

We really enjoyed checking out this new series. It was interesting to watch with our teenage daughter, who feels that we never understand. Watching it together gave us a chance to laugh at the ones being swapped, but to also talk about our own day-to-day lives. What a great premiss for a series! Anything that is entertaining enough to get the whole family to watch, and is thought provoking enough to get us talking, has my vote. We’re looking forward to watching more ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand”.

“Parents Just Don’t Understand” premiers Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT!

To find the channel in your area, please visit HubNetwork.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

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A Haunted House 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Review

Marlon Wayans returns in this outrageous and wickedly funny sequel! A Haunted House 2 is avaible NOW on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

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Having overcome the demons of his past, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is ready to start over with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two adorable kids, Wyatt (Steele Stebbins) and Becky (Ashley Rickards). When their house is plaguedby a rash of bizarre paranormal events, Malcolm turns for help to his buddy Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias) and exorcist Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer) in an attempt to drive the evil spirits from his home. But it turns out it’s not just the house that’s haunted…

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Our thoughts:

I didn’t see the first A Haunted House, but knowing that we really enjoy a good horror movie, and we also really enjoy comedy, this movie synopsis sounds perfect for our house. Turns out it is a bit too crude and adult to watch with our teenage daughter. I expected some of this, but it was all a bit much. The jokes in this movie made all three of us uncomfortable to be watching together. Now, on our own, we laughed pretty hard at some of the scenes, but far from all of them. I’d give this movie a 4 out of 10 rating.

Worth mentioning – Gabriel Iglesias is one of our favorites, seeing him do stand-up or in a movie is never a disappointment.

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A Haunted House 2 might be worth watching if you know what to expect, or if you enjoyed the first installment. Keep in-mind there is a lot of explicit sexual scenes and language, this movie is rated R for a reason.

A Haunted House 2 is available now to rent or purchase!

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Girls Night In with Butterfly Kiss & The Other Woman

I recently received a fun, unexpected package in the mail. Containing a magazine full of colorful recipes, several cute butterfly tags for wine glasses, two full size bottles of Butterfly Kiss wine and a copy of the movie The Other Woman. All the makings of the perfect “Girls Night In”.

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Being a mom that works outside of the home, life can get pretty busy. It’s a nice slow things down every now and then to spend time with friends. Add a couple bottles of wine and a fun new movie on DVD, and it’s more than just “nice”, it’s darn good time!

I have to say – I’m blessed with some really great friends. Even when they ask me to put away my phone and not take their photo. (Like this time) Our evenings together are always a good time.

The wine
Butterfly Kiss currently features five lively, bright varietals reasonably priced at under $15.
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I’ve always favored a semi-sweet red wine, but I’m really looking forward to trying all of these!

Empress Red Blend – A light kiss of chocolate covered black cherries.
Pinot Grigio – a delicate, light wine showing kisses of citrus and ripe pear.
Chardonnay – a lush, tropical fruit flavors, kissed by a touch of vanilla.
Moscato – a lovely, well-balanced sweet white wine loaded with stone fruit and citrus.
Pink Pinot Grigio – a rosé-styled wine showing lively flavors of strawberry shortcake and bright citrus.

Found in the the Sandra Lee magazine that was included in my package, I served Peachy Punch Sangria to my friends along with a couple of light appetizers (crab puffs, artichoke whip w/ rice crackers) during this Girls Night.

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It was peachy heaven! Sweet and refreshing, but with enough kick to keep our party and the laughs going. Speaking of laughs…

The movie

Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him!

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We found the plot to be somewhat predictable, but Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have great comedic chemistry, so over-all we enjoyed this movie. It’s a good “chick flick” for a get together. We talked through a lot of the movie, but then laughed pretty hard at it too. Or was it the Butterfly Kiss wine!?

You be the judge, The Other Woman is avaible NOW on DVD, and Digital Download !

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Fun new movie posters, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #VeryBadDay

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.

Check out these fun “before” and “after” movie posters!

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This movie looks like so much fun! Have you seen the trailer yet? You can watch it here on my previous blog post.

Starting Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters October 10, 2014.

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The Best Hollywood Boyfriends & Enter to win The Other Woman on Blu-ray #Giveaway

The Other Woman is coming to DVD and Blu-ray, July 29th!

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To prepare you for the release of The Other Woman, here is a list of the top ten boyfriends that Hollywood films have to offer.

1. Noah Calhoun- The Notebook

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.”

2. Jack Dawson- The Titanic

“Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful.”

3. Harry Burns- When Harry Met Sally

“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

4. Leo Collins- The Vow

“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.”

5. Lloyd Dobler- Say Anything

“What I really want to do with my life — what I want to do for a living — is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it.”

6. Sam Wheat- Ghost

“I love you, Molly. I’ve always loved you.”

7. Westley- The Princess Bride

“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

8. Patrick Verona- 10 Things I Hate About You

“It’s not everyday you find a girl who’ll flash someone to get you out of detention.”

9. Augustus Waters- The Fault In Our Stars

“I’m in love with you and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

10. Phil – The Other Woman

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It’s time to get even! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes girl power to a whole new level with THE OTHER WOMAN, debuting on Blu-ray & DVD July 29. With Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as the leading ladies and newcomers Kate Upton and Nicki Minaj bringing the jokes left and right, ladies all over better be ready for the perfect movie to end their summer in style! Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Great boyfriends are hard to find, even in the movies.

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With eight deleted scenes, THE OTHER WOMAN Blu-ray™ kicks up the comedy even more! Extras on the Blu-ray and DVD, including a gag reel and “Giggle Fit,” will have you and your girlfriends cracking up for the rest of the summer.

Enter to win!

Two lucky Five Dollar Shake readers will win a blu-ray copy of The other Woman! Enter to win by using the widget below.

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Free advance screening of Sex Tape, staring Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel #Detroit

Looking for your next “girl’s night out” movie? Or a movie to just let lose and laugh out-loud at? I have your answer and free passes to an advance screening here in the Detroit area.

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Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea, until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, roping in friends, duping Annie’s boss – all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity, and, most importantly, their marriage.

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This movie looks hilarious! I can’t wait to see it. I’ve seen the trailer a dozen times, and it still makes me laugh out-loud.

How about you? Are planning to see Sex Tape?

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If you live in the Metro Detroit area I have an exclusive link to access passes to a Free Advance Screening of Sex Tape on Thursday July 10th at 7:00pm at the Palladium 12 in Birmingham.

Just click here for passes! Courtesy of Sony Pictures.

The Palladium 12 is located at 250 N. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009. 248-644-3456