FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, the first Official Trailer #FIFTYSHADES

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

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Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; Jennifer Ehle as Carla, Anastasia’s mother; and Dylan Neal as Bob, Carla’s husband.

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY will be in theaters Valentine’s Day 2015!

Genre: Drama
Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Screenplay by: Kelly Marcel
Based on the Book by: E L James
Produced by: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti
Executive Producer: Marcus Viscidi

You can watch the first official trailer below, featuring Beyoncé’s rerecorded new version of “Crazy In Love.”.

Warning, this trailer contains some adult content.

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I read the book, and even though it much more “adult” than my usual reads, I loved it, and am looking forward to seeing how this story plays out on screen.

How about you? Did you read the book? Do you think you’ll see the movie?

Trailer Park Tuesday, Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in Paradise Lost

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Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Colombia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches he falls madly in love with a beautiful Colombian girl called Maria (Traisac). It all seems perfect until he meets her uncle, one Pablo Escobar (del Toro).

I’ve been waiting to see footage of this film for what feels like forever! If you know me offline, or have been reading my blog for any real amount of time, then you know Benicio del Toro is my very favorite actor, and has been for over a decade. One might say I’m a tad-bit obsessed. I guess I can live with that. Anyway this teaser looks amazing. The shot where Benicio is giving the look – you “the look” it gives me chills already. I am so looking forward to seeing this movie on the big screen!

How about you? Do you think you’ll be seeing Paradise Lost?

The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack Giveaway #PurgeAnarchy #UnitedWePurge

The Purge: Anarchy is in theaters this Friday (July 18th), and if I’m feeling brave I just might go see it. I enjoyed seeing the first one on Blu-ray, and judging by the trailer this one looks just as scary.

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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, are hunted across the city in a kill-or-be-killed series of survival scenarios during the annual Purge.

Prepare for Anarchy by checking out the “5 Things To Know Before You Watch The Purge: Anarchy” Interactive GIFs. Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the scene!



Okay this last one scares me!

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a The Purge: Anarchy Prize Pack!
Prize pack includes one each – The Purge: Anarchy Promo T-shirt (size L), and The Purge: Anarchy Promo Flashlight.

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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 August 7th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO boxes please.

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Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Assets included within this blog post were delivered to you to promote Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures supplied these materials. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

Kernel Season’s Seasoning Review & Giveaway #Kernelseasons #Shakeupyourflavor

It’s no secret that my family watches a lot of movies. It’s also no secret that movies often require snacks. Our family’s favorite is popcorn. Movies and popcorn pretty much come as a pair around here. Kind of like peanut butter and jelly. I just can’t imagine one without the other. Being a self proclaimed expert in both movies and snacks, I’m thrilled to have recently receive a variety of Kernel Season’s seasoning shakers to review here on my blog. I love the idea of kicking up our popcorn a notch by shaking on some flavor.

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It all started back in 1999, when college student Brian Taylor was looking for a way to add some pop to his favorite snack, popcorn. In 2000, Brian teamed up with experienced flavor experts to perfect the recipes and began developing a seasoning line. In 2005, Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning started shaking up the flavor in grocery stores, movie theaters and millions of homes around the globe. Kernel Season’s is now the leader in the popcorn-seasoning category.

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Popcorn lovers be prepared – Kernel Season’s seasoning is available in more than a dozen flavors, and with an 18 month shelf life, you have time to experience them all. This is one product my family has been more than happy to help me review. While our teenage daughter and I might not agree on the amount of seasoning to add to our popcorn (she adds way too much), we can agree that Kernel Season’s Caramel seasoning is the bomb! Though the geek in me does love some Bacon Cheddar – come on’ it’s bacon. On my popcorn – bacon! My husband is a fan of the Garlic Parmesan, and my niece chose the Ranch seasoning as her favorite. Also high on the list is the White Cheddar seasoning. In-fact it might just be our first empty shaker.

It’s been so much fun sharing Kernel Season’s Seasoning and asking for opinions. The only flavor photoed above that has not been loved is the Kettle Corn. I’m not sure what happened there, when all the rest are so darn good.

More than just on top of popcorn, Kernel Season’s Seasoning shakes up the flavor of so many other foods. So far I’ve tried Kernel Season’s Ranch seasoning on corn on the cob, Butter + Bacon Cheddar on baked potatoes and White Cheddar on fresh green beans. All were delicious. From pork chops to milk shakes you can find all kinds of fun recipes to try on the Kernel Season’s Recipe page. Also, don’t forget to check each shaker cap for a fun little flavor tip.

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a fun Kernel Season’s 8 Seasoning Gift Basket (includes 2 Microwave Popcorn Pks) to Shake up your flavor!

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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, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen on August 8th and contacted by email. Winner must be 18+ and live in the US, not including Alaska or Hawaii.

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Backyard Camping & Rio 2 Digital Download Review #RIO2Insiders

When our recent road trip to up north had to be canceled we decided to celebrate the release of Rio 2 with a fun backyard camp out.

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Our back yard is a far cry from the amazon, but with a tent, some Rio 2 activities, campfire and Rio 2 Digital Download, it was a fun adventure for the whole family. One we wont soon forget.

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We kicked off the day with a fun scavenger hunt that led Becca to finding her Rio 2 goody-bag. The bag was filled with activities, travel essentials, Rio bracelets and fun tattoos! After a campfire lunch and just like any other camping trip, my husband and hound took their afternoon nap in the tent. Becca and I spent that time enjoying our Rio 2 activity sheets. Our favorite 3D Ball Soccer. We laughed so hard, I don’t know how anyone could have been napping.

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After dinner we downloaded Rio 2 using iTunes. Downloading was easy, and faster than I expected, and by using iTunes we scored a whole flock of fun movie extras! The best part of digital download is that we now have access to the movie anytime, anywhere by using our phone or tablet. This will come in real handy the next time we do make it up north! It’s along car ride for the girls.

Our thoughts on the movie;
If you enjoyed the first Rio movie, you’re going to enjoy this one. Even though there are some jokes that older kids and adults are more likely to catch, the movie is fun for the whole family. Becca who is about to turn seven and our teenage daughter who just turned fifteen both really enjoyed the movie and have watched it a second time already. The animation is stunning, filled with emotion and colorful characters. Then of course there is the music. Just like the first installment Rio 2 has a great uplifting soundtrack. I’m not always a fan of animated films, but this one I’m happy to have in our home library.

Rio 2 is available to purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray combo on July 15th, or you can visit the iTunes store NOW to purchase Rio 2 on HD Digital Download!

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Free Popcorn Tuesdays @ MJR

It’s back…

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Free popcorn! Yes, please! I love that they’re also offering one free refill. Not that I’ve ever gone back for seconds.