Enter to win The Best of Me, Tears of Joy Edition Blu-ray #BestOfMeInsiders

If you missed this touching story of true love, and second chances while it was in theaters, get ready to grab your tissues, and your best girlfriends as The Best of Me makes it’s home release onto Blu-ray and DVD on February 3rd!

Based on the #1 New York Times Best Seller from celebrated author Nicholas Sparks comes this tender, romantic drama about the timeless power of love. When former high school sweethearts Dawson and Amanda (James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan) meet at a loved one’s funeral 20 years after tragedy separated them, their love is reignited. As they recall and relive the past, they come to a deeper understanding about the choices they’ve made. Also starring Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato, and featuring beautiful scenery along with music by Lady Antebellum, The Best of Me is a powerfully romantic story of love, hope and second chances.

For the Home Entertainment release, the “Tears of Joy” Edition Blu-ray and DVD will include an all-new storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending so Amanda and Dawson finally get…. ah, no spoilers here! You’ll have to wait and see for yourself. Trust me you wont be disappointed.


Special Features:

  • Tears of Joy” New Storyline and “Storybook” Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scenes (Blu-ray Only)
  • Along for the Ride
  • Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Michelle and James (Blu-ray Only)
  • Nicholas Sparks Interviews: Liana and Luke (Blu-ray Only)
  • Director’s Commentary by Michael Hoffman
  • Music Video: I Did – Lady Antebellum
  • Digital HD (Blu-ray Only)

I had the honor of visiting the set of The Best of Me during their last day of filming in New Orleans. You can read all of my “The Best Of Me” set visit by searching my archives, including set photos, and interview highlights with the cast and writer Nichols Sparks. It was a great experience! I can’t wait to own this movie to relive it all over again.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win The Best of Me, Tears of Joy Edition, featuring DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD and all of those awesome special features.
Enter to 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. No PO boxes. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on February 10th.

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New Paddington movie video featuring some of your favorite celebrities #PaddingtonMovie

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist.


The movie stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman, and is in theaters now.

Hear from your favorite celebrities including Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Nicole Kidman in this new Paddington Movie video;

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Celebrate Award Season with Xfinity On Demand #XfinityReviewer

Do you have a favorite season? For most of us television and movie enthusiasts, that’s an easy question to answer – yes, Award Season, and it’s just getting started! I for one enjoy all that the season has to offer, and try to watch as many awards shows as possible. The Golden Globes, and Oscars being real favorites. Part of the fun for me is to watch and rut for my favorites among the nominees. Though being a busy working mom, I don’t always have time to fit in that many trips to the theater. Thankfully this year I have the Xfinity X1 Platform featuring Xfinity On Demand.

The “Oscar Films and More” collection on Xfinity On Demand is their largest Oscar collection yet, with more than 200 previous winners. The collection features this year’s nominees like Boyhood (six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor), Gone Girl (Best Supporting Actress) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (nine nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director), as well as a collection of past winners such as 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Argo, The Kings Speech, The Hurt Locker and more.


The “2015 Golden Globe Winners” collection features episodes from all the winning TV shows – including Showtime’s freshman hit The Affair (Best Actress in a TV Drama Series) and PBS fan favorite Downton Abbey (Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Series) – as well as nearly the entire list of Golden Globe nominated series from every category. In addition, Xfinity TV customers can also enjoy all of the already-released winning films such as Boyhood (Best Drama Motion Picture), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Best Animated Feature Film) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture). For movies that haven’t been released for home viewing yet, such as Birdman (Best Screenplay of a Motion Picture) and The Theory of Everything (Best Original Score), the Xfinity On Demand collection provides trailers and more information on each film.

Xfinity TV customers can find the Oscars collection under the Movies section of Xfinity On Demand; the Golden Globes collection is featured in both the TV and Movies sections. Learn more here.

Thanks to Xfinity On Demand, I’ve recently completed my award season must see list. How about you? Are there still some nominees you’d like to fit in?

FTC Disclosure: I am an Xfinity Reviewer. I receive information and free service as part of this relationship. I’m not asked or influenced to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Happy Penguin Awareness Day! (Jan 20th) #PenguinsInsiders

January 20, 2015 is Penguin Awareness Day, and in celebration, I have an announcement to share! ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on March 17!


They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise.

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more!

Jan. 20 is Penguin Awareness Day! For more info: http://worldpenguinday.com

The Longest Week Blu-ray Giveaway

The Longest Week is available NOW on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.


In this sexy and smart romantic comedy, Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, and Billy Crudup find themselves entangled in an exhilarating love triangle. The longest week of Conrad Valmont’s (Bateman) aimless and affluent life starts when he’s suddenly cut off from his allowance following his wealthy parents’ messy divorce. Suddenly broke and evicted, Conrad is forced to move in with his friend Dylan (Crudup). But innocent flirtation leads to fateful infatuation, and Conrad soon finds himself trying to seduce Dylan’s gorgeous girlfriend Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). As the sparks fly, both men vie for her affection…but which one will win her heart?


Just when I thought I couldn’t adore Jason Bateman any more – in sneaks this fun little chick-flick. Perfect for my next girls night, or an afternoon of “me” time. I’m really looking forward to seeing this one. I’m also happy to share it!

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a copy of The Longest Week 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 at random and contacted by email on January 30th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S. No PO boxes.

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15 Movies I’m looking forward to seeing in 2015 #FandangoFamily

Welcome 2015! With every new year comes the anticipation and excitement of new and upcoming movies. And, this year is already shaping up to be a blockbuster for any movie fan! Below is a list of fifteen movies that I’m looking forward to seeing in 2015.


01. Escobar: Paradise Lost (Jan 16)
02. Cake (Jan 23)
03. Black or White (Jan 30)
04. Insurgent (Mar 2015)
05. The Longest Ride (April 10)
06. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (April 17)
07. Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1)
08. Pitch Perfect 2 (May 15)
09. Tomorrowland (May 17)
10. Insidious: Chapter 3 (June 5)
11. Jurassic World (June 12)
12. Ant-Man (July 17)
13. Straight Outta Compton (Aug 14)
14. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (Nov 20)
15. Sicario (TBA 2015)

Bonus – Russell Madness! (Mar 10), because who doesn’t love a fun talking dog movie? Our family has a long history of enjoying Air Bud and those cute little Buddies.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Air Bud Entertainment, announced that the hilarious and heartwarming pet-filled, family adventure Russell Madness, will make its Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD debut, on March 10, 2015.


The action-packed family feature’s home entertainment release follows a February debut in theaters as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series.

Russell Madness tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his current pet store residence, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family.

Enter the Fandango Russell Madness Sweepstakes for your chance to see Russell Madness on the big screen, PLUS win free snacks, goodies, a chance to win prizes and other surprises.


Do you use Fandango?

If you love movies like I do – Fandango is more than just buying movie tickets, it’s a fun place to get excited about up-coming releases. You can also watch movie trailers, join in discussions, read reviews and much more.

Plan the perfect family movie night! Visit Fandango Family and get movie recommendations based on your kid’s age. Read great blog posts and movie reviews from real parents and learn more about up coming family film exclusives, like Russell Madness.

How about you? What upcoming movies are on your must see list for 2015?

FTC Disclosure: I am part of the Fandango Family. Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Trailer Park Tuesday, Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron #AgeOfUltron

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Check out the exciting NEW trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron!

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.


Stay social with this release!

Like THE AVENGERS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avengers

Follow THE AVENGERS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/avengers

Being a big BIG fan of Marvel’s The Avengers, I’m beyond excited for this sequel and am already counting down the days until I get to experience them back on the big screen. With great cast additions, such as James Spader (Ultron), well – that’s just more icing on the cake!

How about you? Are you you a fan? Think you’ll be seeing Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron while it’s in theaters?

Celebrate ‘The Book of Life’ available now on Digital HD #BookOfLifeFiesta Twitter Party & Flash Giveaway 01/09/15

The Book of Life is available now on Digital HD! Friday at 5PM PST/8PM EST, fans around the world will all “press play” at the same time to watch The Book Of Life together.

Join in (Friday, January 9th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET) for a Twitter Viewing Party with #BookOfLifeFiesta. Everyone will tweet along with @BookOfLifeMovie and the film’s Director Jorge Gutierrez using #BookOfLifeFiesta hashtag.

The Book of life Twitter Party

Flash Giveaway!

Be sure to follow me @5_dollarshake all day! I’ll be tweeting a #BookOfLifeFiesta flash giveaway mid-day on Twitter for 1 lucky follower to win a Digital HD copy of the movie so they can “press play” that night too!

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.