Trailer Park Tuesday #WalkOfShame

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The outrageous comedy WALK OF SHAME stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect) as a resourceful reporter whose one-night stand with a handsome stranger (James Marsden of Anchorman 2) leaves her stranded the next morning in downtown Los Angeles without a phone, car, ID, or money – and only 8 hours before the most important job interview of her career.

From Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, WALK OF SHAME also stars Gillian Jacobs (Community), Sarah Wright Olsen, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr, and Willie Garson (White Collar). Written and directed by Steven Brill, the movie is produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Sidney Kimmel. The executive producers are Eric Reid, Ted Gidlow, Jim Tauber, Bruce Toll, Matt Berenson, and Peter Schlessel.

Focus World (www.focusfeatures.com/focusworld), the alternative distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, has scheduled a day-and-date release on May 2nd in theaters and on VOD.

I’ll be putting together a fun “girls night” viewing party for this release. Watch for my blog post with all the details and how you can join us and Elizabeth Banks on Twitter!

FTC Disclosure: Details and viewing party sponsorship provided by Focus Features.

The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest

A HOT ARM COULD LEAD TO A COOL MILLION! DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION.

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Contestants Can Test Their Fastball Skills at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida or the Tribeca Family Festival in New York.

Nine Finalists Will Advance to the Final Contest Held at Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” World Premiere in Hollywood, California.

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Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland® Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage at http://disney.com/PitchingContest.

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

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Trailer Park Tuesday, Chef

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A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Written & directed by: Jon Favreau

Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert Downey, Jr.

In theaters: May 9, 2014

First of all this movie had me at “Written & directed by: Jon Favreau”. Then I saw the cast list, and watched the trailer, and now I’m sold completely. I’m really hoping to see this one on the big screen.

How about you? Will you be seeing Chef?

The Nut Job Free Activity Sheets, Blu-ray Review & Giveaway

Let’s start with some Amazing Squirrel Facts:

In support of Universal Home Entertainment’s release of The Nut Job, get to know the adorable, furry little creatures before you watch the film.

  • There are 365 species of squirrel found all over the world, except in Antarctica, where there are none.
  • Squirrels belong to the animal group Rodentia – the same as mice and rats.
  • Squirrels’ sweat glands are located on their feet.
  • Squirrels can run as fast as 20mph.
  • Flying squirrels don’t actually fly – they glide.
  • Squirrels only mate twice a year.
  • Gray squirrels are often referred to as “living fossils” because they haven’t changed much in their 37million years of existence.
  • Squirrels are born blind.
  • Chipmunks are actually small squirrels with stripes.
  • The squirrel is the Native American symbol for preparation, trust, and thriftiness.

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Surly (Arnett) is a mischievous squirrel with a mission: to find the tastiest nuts for winter. When he discovers a whole store filled with his favorite food, he plans a heist of nutrageous proportions. But the place turns out to be owned by ruthless bank robbers so it’s up to Surly and his furry friends to stop the nearby bank heist and save the town.

Showcasing an all-star cast including Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Whole Lotta Love), Liam Neeson (Non-Stop, The Grey), Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Turbo), Jeff Dunham (Arguing With Myself, Spark of Insanity) and Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike, Hot & Fluffy), The Nut Job will prove “Enormously Entertaining” for the whole family (Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru)!

I recently received a copy of The Job to review. It was delivered just in-time for these cuties to enjoy during a fun sleepover.

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So I asked…

Did you like The Nut Job?
Libby: Yeah, I did, I really did!
Gabby: Yes.
Becca: I liked it too.

Which was your favorite character, and why?
Libby: Andie! Because I like her.
Gabby: Surly is my favorite. He’s funny.
Becca: All of them. They are so cute. The Dog.

Would you like to watch The Nut Job again?
Libby: Okay. I would like to watch it again.
Gabby: Yes. I would like to watch it again sometime.
Becca: Yes. We get to keep it, right?

My thoughts:
Though I didn’t see that much of the movie, what I did see was beautifully animated. The characters are super cute. The girls sat through the entire movie, and seemed to really enjoy it. Since my granddaughter (Becca) was the one to ask if we “get to keep it” I’m sure we’ll be watching it together on her next visit.

In anticipation of this adventurous release click on and print the free activity sheet below. Perfect to enjoy with your little movie fans!

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Time to go nuts! You can own The Nut Job on Digital HD NOW (April 8th) and on Blu-ray & DVD April 15th!

There is even an Official app! The Nut Job (The Official App for the Movie)

You also have the chance to win a copy of The Nut Job here on Five Dollar Shake! Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on April 29th. Must have a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live in the U.S or Canada. No Po boxes please.

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Delivery Man, Blu-ray Review

“You’re never quite ready for what life delivers” – this is so true!

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In this heartwarming comedy, underachiever David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn) learns he’s actually an overachiever — he’s fathered 533 children via donations made twenty years earlier! David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become. Also starring Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders — and complete with bonus materials, including behind-the-scenes footage — it’s a feel-good movie that really delivers.

I had the honor of attending the Hollywood Red Carpet preimere of Delivery Man. You can read my actual movie review here.

After interviewing several of the movie’s cast members and mingling at the after-party, it’s no surprise that Delivery Man will always be something special to me.

Reliving the experience on Blu-ray was just as funny and emotional as on the big screen. I laughed, I cried, and really enjoyed sharing this movie with friends. The story is great for conversations after.

I also enjoyed the bonus features. The bloopers being one of my favorites.

Bonus Features:
Building Family (Blu-ray & Digital)
Vince Vaughn: Off The Cuff (Blu-ray & Digital)
“I Got The Part” (Blu-ray & Digital)

Bloopers (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)
Deleted Scene: You Are Under Arrest (Blu-ray, DVD & Digital)

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer

Delivery Man is avaible to own NOW on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download. You can even rent it on Digital HD
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FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains affiliate links.