Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax on 3D Blu-ray & DVD on 8.7.12!

Who else totally loved The Lorax? I wrote a post about how much I loved the movie and message just after my daughter and I saw the movie earlier this year. We are thrilled about the upcoming DVD release and will for sure be adding The Lorax to our movie library!

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will arrive on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (both sets featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™) on August 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The Combo Pack will also include three brand new mini-movies including:

  • Serenade - Two Bar-ba-loots — one love shy and the other suave and confident — battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
  • Wagon-Ho - Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
  • Forces of Nature - Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.

Check out the trailer with a first look at the all-new mini-movies at: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DXU1348PHg

Bonus Feature Exclusives:

  • MAKING OF THE MINI MOVIES—Go behind the scenes at Illumination Mac Guff to see the joys and challenges of continuing the characters’ stories in the dynamic format of the mini movie.
  • SEUSS TO SCREEN—A fascinating look into the translation of Seuss’ iconic style from book into the big feature film canvas.
  • SEUSS IT UP! A great tutorial on how to draw the Lorax, a Humming-Fish and a Bar-ba-loot in the unique Seuss style.
  • TRUFFULA RUNThe player moves left and right to avoid obstacles while attempting to pick up berries with modes for easy, medium and hard.  As difficulty increases, the player will have more obstacles to avoid.
  • “LET IT GROW” SING ALONG— Karaoke-style sing along to the end credit version of Let It Grow.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH CO-DIRECTORS CHRIS RENAUD & KYLE BALDA
  • ONCE-LER’S WAGON While the Once-ler is away peddling his wares, the curious forest creatures have fun with his belongings.  Users can select an item for the creatures to mimic or play with and then watch the adorable antics of all the forest friends.

Have you seen The Lorax? Will you be purchasing the DVD in August?



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The Lorax is awesome & a Stonyfield Giveaway!

The folks over at Stonyfield sent my daughter and I to see the wonderful movie The Lorax in 3D this weekend. I’m sure by now we’ve all seen a commercial or ad for this wonderful movie, and I’m glad to say that it sure did live up to all the hype!
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
-          Dr. Suess
From the graphics to the message, the movie was one of the best kid’s movies I’ve seen in a long time. It wasn’t just about social responsibility it was about greed, manipulation, confidence, and the environment. It made me think a lot about my role in society and how I may be helping or hurting the environment. It’s great because my daughter left wanting to plant seeds and spend time with the trees!
So where does Stonyfield fit into the picture? Well speaking of caring for our environment, Stonyfield, the world’s leading organic yogurt maker, recently announced their collaborating with the recent 3D movie and recently launched YoKids Greek Yogurt.
With 6 grams of protein and an excellent source of calcium made with low-fat organic milk, YoKids Greek is perfect for meal or snack time. And, as the only organic Greek yogurt available for kids, YoKids Greek provides families a quality product produced without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones, genetically engineered ingredients, or artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. My daughter is HOOKED!!
If you and your family would like to try YoKids, enter the giveaway below:
One winner will receive the following 4 free product coupons:
(2) 1 FREE 4-pack of Stonyfield YoKids Greek organic yogurt
(2) 1 FREE Yogurt 6-pack or Squeezers 8-pack of Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt
Entering couldn’t be any easier. Leave a comment below (including email) letting me know what you and your family do it take care of the environment! (Be sure to use the Rafflecopter for your entries) You must have Java Script enabled for Rafflecopter to load!

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Giveaway ends Sunday March 25th. At the close of the giveaway one winner will be chosen using rafflecopter.com and will be notified via email. Open to US residents only. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Stonyfield. All opinions expressed are the blogger’s own views not influenced by any outside biases.


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This Isn’t Just For Colored Girls…

When I saw the previews for For Colored Girls I knew it was a movie I had to see. So along with 2 girlfriends we went to see the movie on opening night. It was great to see the packed theatre and all the support for the film and amazing cast. I started crying about 20minutes into the movie. And by the end my eyes were red and puffy. Its like I was hit by a train. The movie didn’t just move it. It dragged me. It swung me. It threw me down in the dirt, and make me take a look at myself. At those around me. At the secrets that I am carrying around, and I wrote this shortly after seeing the film”

Do our secrets define us? 

Shape us, make us. Break us?
We all have secrets.
Let them unite us
Not tear us apart
Let us be able to release ourselves
from our secrets
and allow ourselves
to be
loved
to be
supported
to be
cared for.
Let us not store our secrets away
Let us not fear our secrets
Let us find healing
and
peace
Let us drop the baggage
and begin a new journey
Let us believe in the power
of a
community
of a
sisterhood

Because this..
Is For Colored Girls
Who Have Considered 
Suicide 
When the Rainbow 
Wasn’t Enough

There is no way to describe the power of this movie. The messages are available to those who want to listen. This movie isn’t just For Colored Girls. It’s for all of us, all of us who have struggled, who have scarified, who have made mistakes, who’ve been beaten down by life, who have been silenced, who have had sex without love, who have ever loved and lost, and those whom are seeking comfort and affection.


The movie is available today on DVD. Though I have no plans on watching it soon, because it put me in a dark emotional stage, its a movie that I have to have in my movie collection. After watching the film, I went out and bought the book, and am excited to read the poems within it.



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PART ONE:
Weight + Image:
America’s fall into the world of all this
Superficial + Unhealthy
America, home of the thin and superficial
America, home of the super-thin and materialistic
Amerca, home of the obese and extremely self-conscious
Sooo, whats up with American women feeling like they don’t measure up when it comes to weight and image? Could it be because the average American woman is 5’4’’ and weighs 140 pounds? It could be. It could also be because plastered on billboards, in magazines, and on TV are super-thin and mostly Caucasian women who look nothing like the everyday woman. Could it be because the average American model is 5’11’’ and weighs 117 pounds? Could be.
In the movie Shallow Hal, the main character, Jack Black, views overweight women as beautiful and thin. He views their “inner beauty”. He is deemed an outcast by his friends and thought to be crazy to be attracted to a woman who wasn’t 110lbs.
Society urges women to try this diet pill and try that. From hip-hop abs to nutrisystem, it seems like society cannot get away from the thin-craze. In one magazine I was reading I found 6 ads for ‘magic’ diet pills. And even saw an ad for plastic surgery. Clearly these ads wouldn’t have been created if there weren’t overweight people. Knowing that is that case, why feature stick then makeup packed women who look nothing like the everyday women?
 The Dove Campaign for real beauty caused a lot of outrage worldwide. Why are those kind of women now on billboards? They’re not attractive, they’re not pretty! News flash: those women dressed in white bras and panties, well they’re you’re wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters.
Dove began the campaign because they like many women in society felt that beauty had a narrow and unchanged view. Their goal was to redefine what beauty is so it accepts all women and challenges them to accept and love every inch, roll, and curve.
Another organization encouraging women to accept who they are is the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). Started in 1969 the NAAFA strives to banish discrimination based solely on body size. The NAAFA seeks to empower women through membership, education, and advocacy. It’s important to state that their goal isn’t to necessarily lose weight, but to get to a point where you are healthy and feel good about yourself.
When did image start becoming survival of the thinnest?

In a culture built on fast cars and sex appeal where does the average women fit in?



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