Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack Giveaway #PaddingtonMovie

A few weeks ago I shared the official Paddington movie trailer and a few Paddington themed coloring and activities sheets with my readers. Today I have a new fun Paddington movie poster,Brownie Brittle recipe links and a great giveaway to share!

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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.

Starring Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter
Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman.

Paddington arrives in theaters January 16!

Paddington Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle

Brownie Brittle has become everyone’s favorite snack. The award-winning product has received praise from Fitness Magazine and WeightWatchers.com because it’s a rich and indulgent snack at only 120 calories/ounce. To help with packing those lunches and portion control, Brownie Brittle has created a package of 6 of their 1-ounce snack bags. No guess work!

The limited-edition Paddington box comes with the story of the brand’s support of Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and the oh-so-cute Paddington Bear to celebrate The Weinstein Company’s new film hitting theaters this January! Available for purchase here . Visit http://shop.browniebrittle.com and be sure to visit Brownie Brittle on Facebook !

Want to make delicious desserts with your favorite treat? Check out Brownie Brittle’s Paddington’s favorite recipes and Holiday recipes.

Enter to Win

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Paddington Brownie Brittle Prize Pack, courtesy of The Weinstein Company and Brownie Brittle. Prize pack includes Brownie Brittle (1 box, 6 individual 1oz bags) and a $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 6th. Winner must be 18+. Open to US mailing addresses only. No PO boxes please.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, New TV spot, Free activities & Prize Pack giveaway #NightAtTheMuseum

Last week I shared the official movie poster, and movie trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. This week I have a fun new TV spot, free activities and an exciting prize pack giveaway to share!

This movie is sure to be fun for the whole family!

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Check out the fun Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb TV spot – “Save the Magic”.

About the film
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dick Van Dyke, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais, Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson, Mickey Rooney, and Rami Malek

Stay social with #NightAtTheMuseum

Like ‘Night at the Museum’ on Facebook
Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Google+
Subscribe on YouTube

Enjoy FREE games and activities on NightAtTheMuseumMovie.com!

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Help Larry collect artifacts scattered throughout the museum in KNIGHT FLIGHT or try your hand at THE HALL OF MIX-UPS where you can select different features at the museum and make them your own!

Just in-time for Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb will be in theaters December 19, 2014!

Enter to Win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb prize pack. Courtesy of 20th Century Fox!

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Prize pack includes:
(1) $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
(1) 4D Triceratops Skeleton Fossil

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 19t. Winner must be 18+ and live within the continental U.S. No Po boxes.

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Biggest movie flops of 2014

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Sometimes the trailer is the best thing about a movie. What this means for the audience is, unfortunately, in some cases the trailer might be writing cheques the film can’t cash. Here is a list of the biggest, most anti-climactic build-ups and subsequent let-downs of 2014’s cinema releases:

1.Transformers: Age of Extinction
The loud, flashy robots were back, creaking and thrusting through a futuristic dystopia where new enemies emerged to eradicate the Autobots. The film staggered at a relentless pace, looking for every opportunity to fire up the screen with car chases, intricately detailed CGI or the requisite string of explosions. The flashy fare extended for 166 minutes of high-speed plot development and action, leaving movie-goers exhausted and desensitized.

2.Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Following the success of Robert Rodriguez’s cult adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel in 2005, the sequel did not quite live up to the hype with 2014 audiences. The film brought back some characters from the original film and intertwined them with the stories of a handful of new ones, all the while drifting through its trademark gloomy, film-noir atmosphere. The new characters were one of the few redeeming factors in the movie, notably Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a wily gambler who would undoubtedly play online casino slots at Euro Palace with enthusiastic ardour. While in the first film it was a welcome, dark treat to peer into the black heart and characters of the thoroughly depraved city, the next installment feels too caught up in its own style and played it safe in terms of story development.

3.RoboCop
The robot-human peacekeeper franchise rose from the 1980s in this messily put-together reboot. The incorruptible Alex Murphy is the well-known hybrid enforcer, an experiment made possible by a collaboration between the police and a devious technologies corporation with barely-concealed ulterior motives. In a saturated market of sci-fi-action blockbusters the audience found the film wanting: humourless, cold and uninspiring. In this case, ironically, being robotic doesn’t help RoboCop in any sense.

4.Transcendence
In Johnny Depp’s next highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle, he played a character who uploaded himself into a computer just before his physical body died, from where his forlorn wife can chat with him and – to some extent – improve the world with his newly-gained omniscience. The tried-and-tested themes (respect nature, absolute power corrupts absolutely) are barely stretched, explored or refreshed as the audience would expect. Instead the film collapses into a shapeless shadow of a good movie, something that goes beyond disappointment into the territory of sad, missed potential. Also, for a Johnny Depp movie, there’s not a lot of Johnny Depp.

5.Need for Speed
Fresh from the success of AMC’s Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul returned to a slightly bigger screen to show a wider audience his ability to carry an action blockbuster. And what could be better than a film based on the high-octane thrills of a video game bearing the same name? The answer is pretty much anything else. How unbearably disappointing to see a truly talented and beloved actor thrown into the utter mundanity of Hollywood along with other similarly talented cast members. Especially in a film so ill-conceived and incomprehensibly threaded together.

We can only hope that 2015, with so many anticipated films including Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Episode VII, does not disappoint. Fingers and toes crossed.

Trailer Park Tuesday, Kingsman: The Secret Service #Kingsman

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Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011)), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Directer: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, and Samuel L. Jackson.

In theaters: February 13, 2015

I’m sure I will see this one at some point. I’m even more sure that my husband will see it. I’m not sure if it will be on the big screen or on on blu-ray. I like the trailer, and it looks well made, but there is nothing really pulling me to the theater. We’ll see…

How about you? What do you think of the Kingsman: The Secret Service movie trailer?

Supports great cinema, shop Fandor this Cyber Monday 12/1/14

Enjoy discovering new titles and genres for all kinds of movies? From family faire to to dramas to documentaries. If you answered yes, then you are going to love Fandor!

About Fandor
Fandor is the streaming home of thousands of handpicked, award winning films from around the world, of all lengths and genres. By investing in strategic partnerships with festivals (F|FA) and individual filmmakers (FIX) Fandor is generating greater opportunities for filmmakers, while their member-based service reaches audiences through TV set-top, desktop, and mobile devices, as well as through Keyframe, Fandor’s digital film art and culture magazine. Fandor supports great cinema by investing half of all membership fees back to the films watched.

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Fandor is planning to provide an amazing deal on Cyber Monday (December 1st), where new members will receive 30% off of a monthly subscription plus 2 weeks completely free!

Visit Fandor.com and use Promo code: cybermonday.

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.

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.