Trailer Park Tuesday, Pitch Perfect 2 #BardenBellas #PitchPerfect 2

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The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Katey Sagal, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine.

In theaters: May 15, 2015

Let the countdown begin! We’re super excited about this sequel. Planning to see it opening night with my teenage daughter.

How about you? Did you see Pitch Perfect? Any plans to see Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters?

Jingle All The Way 2, Free activity sheets & Blu-ray Giveaway #JingleInsiders

Fill your stocking with a new holiday classic that will have the whole family laughing when Jingle All The Way 2 arrives on Blu-ray Combo, DVD and Digital HD December 2 from WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. 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).

In celebration of this release I have a few fun holiday activity sheets to share with my readers!

Just click on each image to enlarge, print and enjoy.

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The Blu-ray Combo and DVD bonus features including deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, a mock Public Service Announcement from Larry and Santino advising how you can stay safe while shopping this holiday plus a special Harrison the Bear TV commercial and an exclusive interview with the hottest toy of the season.

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The holiday cheer continues… enter to win a free Jingle All The Way 2 Blu-ray Combo here on Five Dollar Shake!

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 12th. winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S or Canada. No PO boxes please.

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Watch for more Jingle All The Way 2 fun to be shared including a viewing party, and movie review.

Our How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Night #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

A couple of weeks ago I let my readers know that we were planning a fun How to Train Your Dragon movie night. What I didn’t know to tell you was that it would be a whole week-long celebration.

First our party pack was delivered…

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Inside was enough How to Train Your Dragon fun for the whole family. We also recently receive How to Train Your Dragon tattoos, toys, a hat, and a really cool Toothless mug.

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We were so excited about this release that we celebrated all week long. We did dragon arts and crafts, and colored our How to Train Your Dragon coloring sheets. Then on Friday we added the digital code to our account and enjoyed the movie together as a family. The kids loved eating dinner on their How to Train Your Dragon plates, napkins and cups. The week long celebration was fun, but nothing beats time spent together for a family movie night.

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The movie was fantastic! We watched it via Digital HD, and the animation was truly stunning. It’s funny, action packed, but also has a sad twist. I don’t want to give anything away, but I can tell you my teenager (a big fan of the first movie) was not real happy with the sad twist and how it went down. There was some complaining. Other than that, How to Train Your Dragon 2 was enjoyed by the whole family, and is one we’re happy to have added to our movie collection.

The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that I highly recommend. The features explore the beautiful world of dragons. 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. We really enjoyed all the bonus features.

Don’t forget between now and December 3rd, you can enter to win a free How to Train Your Dragon Blu-ray Combo pack here on Five Dollar Shake!

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

Penguins of Madagascar movie clip & prize package #Giveaway #PenguinsMovie

Last week I shared the official trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar. A movie that my family is really looking forward to. We just love these little guys, and can’t wait to see what trouble they get into next!

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This week I have a fun new Penguins of Madagascar movie clip and prize package giveaway to share! Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox.

Check out the clip “How To Be A Spy With Skipper And Private”

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, by DreamWorks Animation will be in theaters November 26, 2014!
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich
Directed By: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Produced By: Executive Producers: Tom McGrath, Mireille Soria, Eric Darnell; Producers: Lara Breay, Mark Swift

Official websites – #PenguinsMovie

Visit the Official Website

Follow @DWAnimation on Twitter

Like ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ on Facebook

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Enter to win!

One lucky Five dollar Shake reader will win a Penguins of Madagascar Movie prize package.

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Prize package includes:

  •   $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Penguins activity set & stickers

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 December 5th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the United States. No PO Boxes please.

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Streaming family-friendly entertainment with Feeln, App Review & Giveaway

Feeln is a new destination for great films that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Feeln is available online, in the living room and on the go.

“Founded in 2007 by Academy Award winning Producer Rob Fried, Feeln (previously SpiritClips) is a movie subscription service showing films that move, inspire and delight audiences of all ages. Subscribers enjoy a wide variety of content, including award winning films, Hollywood blockbusters, Original Short Films, and Hallmark Hall of Fame® movies. Feeln is available online; on stream-to-TV devices including Roku and Xbox; and on mobile phones and tablets.”

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I recently received a Feeln subscription to review with my family. New to the app, I was pretty excited to check it out. The app was super easy to find and add to our channels on Roku. I was surprised by the variety of movies, and impressed by some of the classics, including several what I would consider hidden jems.

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Since lowering our cable package we’re streaming movies and television a lot more often than before. Not always being able to stay on-top of what the kids are watching, it’s nice to have another app to add to their “already approved” list.

We enjoyed watching several Hollywood hits with our teenager during our Feeln review, like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, October Sky, and Dances With Wolves. I’ve always been a fan of Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, so there is always something for me to watch on Feeln. The app played perfectly. No sticking our rebooting. My only complaint is that there seems to be a quick turn over on some selections.

I would recommend this app to any movie lover, or family that enjoys streaming.

All movies on Feeln are available on apps for Xbox 360, Roku 2 & 3, Apple TV, iPhone 4, 4s and 5, iPads 2, 3, 4 and mini, Android tablets & phones, GoogleTV devices, Nook HD & HD+, Kindle Fire 2nd Gen, HD, HDX and through the Feeln.com website on desktop computers.

A subscription is required at just $3.99/mo.

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Five lucky Five Dollar Shake readers will win a Free 1- year Subscriptions to Feeln.com! Three readers will win Feeln swag items! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winners must be 18+ and live within the U.S. All winners will be chosen and contacted by email on December 4th.

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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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LG OLED @ BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

When it comes to gift giving, some women appreciate expensive jewelry and fancy clothes. Myself, I’m not one of those women. If Santa is going to spend money on me, I’d much rather find a new tech toy under my tree, or to be honest hanging on my wall. With my love of watching movies at home, it’s really not a surprise to anyone that a new LG OLED Television from Best Buy makes the top of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.

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Just like the first time I discovered the magic of movies, the power to take my thoughts on a journey. The overwhelming rush of emotion when it comes together perfectly.
Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

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LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

  •  Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  •  Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  •  Find content faster with webOS
  • Access premium content from all the best apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more through your LG Smart TV

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I’ve already established Best Buy as the Holiday Shopping Destination for my gifts this year. I just hope Santa is listening!


Join the party!

Do you love Twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join in for a chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gift ideas this Holiday from Best Buy. Also be sure to follow @5_dollarshake & @BestBuy!

Trailer Park Tuesday, Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife #WardsWife

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Everyone hates Ward’s wife and wants her dead, Ward (Donald Faison) most of all. But when his friends’ murderous fantasies turn into an (accidental) reality, they have to deal with a whole new set of problems — like how to dispose of the body and still make their 3 p.m. tee time. Scott Foley’s directorial debut, also starring Foley, Patrick Wilson, Amy Acker, and Nicolette Sheridan, is a blackly comic caper about helping a friend out of a bad relationship by any means necessary.

Directer, and writer: Scott Foley

Cast: Amy Acker, James Carpinello, Dagmara Dominczyk, Marika Dominczyk, Donald Faison, Scott Foley, Greg Grunberg, Patrick Wilson, and Nicollette Sheridan

Available on iTunes and On Demand: December 23, 2014.

Now this one, I’m looking forward to. I’m a big Patrick Wilson fan if he’s doing drama, comedy or even musical. The man is crazy talented and in my opinion very underrated in Hollywood. This looks like a fun movie to watch while unwinding before or during the holiday. Count me in!

How about you? Do you think you’ll watch Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife?