Our Jingle All The Way 2 viewing party #JingleInsiders #JingleAllTheWay2

Jingle All The Way 2 is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD.

Comedy superstar Larry the Cable Guy and WWE Superstar Santino Marella bring laughs and holiday spirit to this second installment of the successful film franchise.

Two desperate dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever! Fun-loving, laid-back dad Larry (Larry the Cable Guy; Cars, Tooth Fairy 2) is having a bear of a time finding the perfect Christmas gift for his eight-year-old daughter, Noel. The season’s hottest toy, The Harrison Bear, is all sold out, and Noel’s new stepfather wants to keep it that way — so he can be the one to make her holiday wish come true. When Larry learns all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he’ll stop at nothing to make his little girl happy and get her the toy of her dreams…Co-starring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Jingle All The Way 2 is heartwarming and hilarious fun for the whole family!

Jingle All The Way 2 is directed by Alex Zamm (Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, The Tooth Fairy 2) and produced by Michael Luisi (Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Christmas Bounty, The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown) and Vicki Sotheran (The Sandlot 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home).

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Fox Home Entertainment recently sent me a Blu-ray copy of Jingle All The Way 2, along with a big box of holiday goodies to share with my family. So, of course we created a fun viewing party for our granddaughter and nieces. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season than a fun afternoon with our girls.

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Our viewing party included festive treats, letters to Santa, Jingle All The Way 2 themed activity sheets, decorating Santa hats, decorating cookies, coloring tree ornaments, and buckets of popcorn while we watched the movie. We had so much fun!

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If you’re like me and a fan of Jingle All The Way (1996), then you’re likely to enjoy Jingle All The Way 2. All I have to say after sending my dad on several searches for “sold out” toys over the years is – the struggle is real. Filled with laugh out loud moments, and plenty of heart Jingle All The Way 2 did not disappoint this family. We all love a good under-dog story, especially when it’s led by funnyman Larry The Cable Guy. Though I might be a little basis when it comes to Larry after having the chance to meet and spend time with him on a movie set a couple of years ago. He’s just a real nice guy. All three girls enjoyed watching the movie. Making it a hit and one that we’re happy to have in our home collection. Though, two out of the three have since asked if I could buy them a Harrison Bear that talks..yikes!

Don’t forget you can download and print your own Jingle All The Way 2 activity sheets here on my previous blog post.

Jingle All the Way 2 is available now to purchase or rent!

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The November Man Blu-ray Review

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Five years into his retirement, CIA veteran Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is pulled back into service to help retrieve a Russian agent — also his former lover — who has incriminating evidence on Federov, a corrupt Russian leader. When a different CIA team, led by Devereaux’s former protege (Luke Bracey), shows up, the mission goes south and Devereaux’s ex-lover is killed. Now a rogue agent, Devereaux drags a relief worker (Olga Kurylenko) along on his mission to settle the score.

My thoughts:

I feel the need to first share that in my opinion Pierce Brosnan still has it. He’s the man! Yet, this movie, as action packed as it is, just didn’t do it for me. The storyline is pretty good, and it seems in the beginning to have all the makings of a great spy movie, until it becomes a bit too ridiculous for me. I found myself focusing more on Luke Brancey’s hair, and lack of messiness, and less on the storyline. I’m not sure where this film went wrong, directing, producing, editing, but I was glad to not have seen it in theaters. Which is disappointment for me because I really wanted to like this movie.

As always these are just my thoughts.

The November Man is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack #Giveaway #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also 2014’s highest grossing animated film to-date and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment released DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Digital HD October 21 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 11.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2, the next chapter to the Academy Award® nominated film released in 2010, is “sensational…an instant animated classic,” proclaims Access Hollywood. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and certified 92% fresh on RottenTomatoes.com. Variety’s Peter Debruge declares the film is “Braver than ‘Brave,’ more fun than ‘Frozen’…Dragon delivers.” It’s a must-own title for the whole family!

Fans will get even more excitement, adventure and, of course, more dragons when DreamWorks Animation releases DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS, an all-new animated adventure featuring the original voice cast. A hunt for lost sheep soon turns into a high-flying sprint in the all-new epic adventure as Hiccup and friends battle to become the first Dragon Racing Champion of Berk! DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS will be available exclusively on the Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD double pack and Digital HD.

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The all-star film talent features Jay Baruchel (This Is The End), two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Gerard Butler (Olympus Has Fallen), Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”), America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Academy Award® nominee Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Neighbors), T.J. Miller (“Silicon Valley”) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids). The film also adds the voice talent of Academy Award® nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) and Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”).

The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that explore the world of dragons and more. Furthermore, the Blu-ray™ and Digital HD contain four exclusive featurettes, deleted scenes and a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film, shot and created by the film’s writer and director Dean DeBlois.

You can celebrate How To Train Your Dragon with free coloring sheets that I shared in my previous blog post.

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You can also enter to win a free Blu-ray Combo Pack! One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live in the U.S. or Canada. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 3, 2014.

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Planning our “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ Movie Night #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

Are you and your family excited for How To Train Your Dragon 2 to be unleashed onto Blu-ray and DVD on November 11Th? We sure are! So much so that we’re planning a fun “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ themed movie night.

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After falling in-love with the first movie “How To Train Your Dragon”, our family is really excited to experience and celebrate the home release of part 2!

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

To be sure our girls have a great time there will be plenty of popcorn, cookies, fruit snacks, Goldfish, juice boxes, plates, napkins, cups and stickers, all courtesy of Fox Insiders!

We’re planning a meal fit for real vikings, featuring roasted chicken, potatoes and whole roasted carrots. Then the plan is to enjoy some dragon arts and crafts.

Before watching the movie we also have a coloring contest planned with the kids.

Join us! Click to enlarge and print the below How to Train Your Dragon 2 coloring sheets.

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We are super excited about our How to Train Your Dragon 2 themed movie night.

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Join the fun on Twitter. We’ll be tweeting throughout the evening. Follow me at @5_dollarshake,a nd tweet along using the hashtags #DragonsInsiders and #HTTYD2.

Also, watch for my follow-up movie night post, and a fun How To Train your Dragon 2 movie giveaway!

FTC Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. I receive free products and other benefits as part of this partnership. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition, Free activity sheets & #Giveaway

Just in Time for the Holidays, Rio 2 is Back with a Limited Edition Sing-Along!

With it’s vibrant colors, and fun music, we’re excited to have Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. We’re also pretty fond of the Rio characters!

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Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features

Rio 1 Refresher
Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
I Will Survive multi-language music video

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition is available NOW Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD!

In celebration of this fun release I have free activity sheets to share with my readers. Simply click on each image below to enlarge, print and enjoy!

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One Five Dollar Shake readers will win a free Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition Blu-ray Combo pack! Enter win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the Continental U.S or Canada. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 26th.

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Beethoven’s Treasure Tail, Free Activity Sheets & Movie #Giveaway

Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America’s favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven’s Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal village. When Beethoven befriends a local boy (Bretton Manley, Ted), he helps him find a pirate map to lost treasure and together they em-bark on an adventure that brings the whole town together. Co-starring Morgan Fairchild (Flamingo Road), Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), it’s a heartwarming “tail” about finding fun wherever your nose leads you.

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Beethoven’s Treasure Tail available NOW on Digital HD, DVD and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with DVD, Digital HD & Ultraviolet™!

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet™. Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD and theater-quality surround sound. DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away. DIGITAL HD with Ultraviolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

We watched Beethoven’s Treasure Tail during our recent family movie night with the girls. It’s hard to believe the Beethoven franchise has been around as long as we’ve been parents, and we as a family are still enjoying them. In-fact, I think the fun memories of watching the previous Beethoven movies through the years is an added bonus. Beethoven’s Treasure Tail just like the installments before it, has plenty of laugh out loud moments, and fun surprises. This one also sports an impressive cast. We enjoyed this movie and are happy to have it in our home library, as I see it being watched again soon.

In celebration of this fun release I have a couple of free activity sheets to share. Simply click the images below to open, print. and enjoy.

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You can also enter to win a Blu-ray copy here on Five Dollar Shake! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter and must be 18+ and live in the U.S or Canada to win. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 15th.

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Earth To Echo landing on Blu-ray & DVD October 21st! #EchoInsiders Blu-ray #Giveaway

Earth to Echo is coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st!

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I really enjoyed all of the family activities surrounding this movie, but I missed seeing Earth To Echo while it was in theaters. So, I’m pretty excited to watch it at home with my family.

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.

To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!

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1. Pick Up Games There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends.

2. Bike Rides With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey!

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3. Hide N’ Seek
A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time.

4. Backyard Campout
Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores!

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5. Chalk The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures!

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Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Creating the Truck Scene
  • Casting the Characters
  • “We Made That!” The Making of Earth to Echo
  • Friends No Matter How Far
  • Six Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a copy Earth To Echo on Blu-ray. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 5th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes please.

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FTC Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. I receive free products and other benefits as part of this partnership. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD 11/4 #FHEInsiders

Just in Time for the Holidays, Rio 2 is Back with a Limited Edition Sing-Along!

Sing-along with your favorites including: Billboards Rising Star Award® Winner Janelle Monae, Tony Award® Winner Kristin Chenoweth, Anne Hathaway, Grammy Award® Winners Bruno Mars & Jamie Fox & More!

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Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Rio 1 Refresher
  • Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • I Will Survive multi-language music video

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on November 14, 2014!

Watch for more Rio 2 Sing-a-long fun, including free activity sheets and a Blu-ray copy giveaway to be posted soon.

FTC Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. I receive free products and other benefits as part of this partnership. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.