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The Last Man On Earth Season One – Review and Giveaway

28th September 2015

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The Last Man on Earth is a hilarious and critically acclaimed series starring the adorably weird Will Forte as Phil Miller. The show is set in the year 2020 after a virus has killed off the entire population, with only one survivor: Phil. Phil drives across country looking for survivors but when he finds no one, he heads back to his hometown of Tucson, Arizona. Some of my favourite moments come from watching Phil amuse himself as the last living man, from drawing faces on all these different balls so he can have a some company at the local bar, to moving into the mansion of his choice and filling it with priceless art and artifacts.

I’ll admit that when I first heard about the concept of this show, I had no idea how they could possibly pull of a show with one character. Of course the answer is they don’t, because we soon learn that there is in fact another person who is alive in Tucson and her name is Carol. Carol, played by Kristen Schaal, is the queen of playing funny, quirky characters and she doesn’t disappoint. She’s perfectly cast as the ‘last woman on earth’ who’s determined to correct Phil’s grammar and his ways.

This is a great show – it’s funny and creative, and really allows its cast to shine. I adore Will Forte and I can’t imagine anyone else that could be more perfect in this role. The Last Man on Earth Season One has been nominated for four Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and is now out on DVD.

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Would you like to win a DVD copy of The Last Man on Earth: The Complete First Season? The giveaway is open to Canadian residents and will run until Monday, October 5, 2015. GOOD LUCK!!

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The Hobbit – Movie Review & Giveaway

26th March 2013

When The Hobbit was first announced, my husband was VERY excited about seeing it. He’s a huge Tolkien fan and was thrilled that he would also be able to introduce both The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit to our son. So, it makes sense that I would let the men take over and give you their review of The Hobbit, which they both enjoyed very much. Keep in mind, the husband is of the ‘artsy fartsy’ variety when you read his thoughts:

I discovered Tolkien when I was 10. I remember spending hours on the couch reading The Hobbit, surrounded by orange shag carpet and olive green fixtures that seemingly transformed themselves into deep valleys in Rivendell. In my early teens, The Lord of the Rings became the prelude to countless hours of Dungeons and Dragons. This was a time my friends and me created mythical worlds. Worlds where caverns and trolls came to life and gold glittered under Smoky mountains. 

With the release of Jackson’s movie, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, I knew this was the right time to introduce my nine-year-old son to Tolkien’s literary world, and to Jackson’s massive movie experience. I’ll let my son speak for himself, except to say, I was happy we shared this experience together.

While the movie had a Lord of the Rings undertone, it still delivers in awe. The movie feels like a fable, and draws upon Tolkien’s work with some creative license. While some hard core fans were disappointed with the film’s artistic license, I felt the movie stayed true to Tolkien’s playful nature. The film was engaging, exciting, and above all – entertaining. And isn’t that what we expect from a night out at the movies?

And the best part is – I got to introduce my son to new imaginary worlds – and to Tolkien.

And the 9yo’s thoughts:

I saw The Hobbit with my dad and this is what I thought about it. I think it was a really cool movie. I like that it starts out like Lord of the Rings and it shows Frodo and Bilbo Baggins (when he’s old), when Bilbo tells Frodo a story. The movie is really funny too – like when all the dwarfs went into Bilbo Baggins’ house and sang a funny song. Animation is another thing that is cool, for example Golem is animated really cool.

We clearly have The Hobbit fans in this house, so it’s only fair that I share it with you too. I’ve got a Blu-Ray/DVD copy of The Hobbit to give away to one lucky winner!

GIVEAWAY!

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite character in The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies!

For an additional, totally optional entry, tweet this (once) and leave a comment below telling me you did:

Enter to win The Hobbit on DVD/Blu-ray on @BOREDMommy’s blog! http://bit.ly/10MTOfy #giveaway #canwin 

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents only
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • PLEASE make sure to leave your Twitter name and/or email so that I can reach you if you win!
  • Giveaway ends Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner – #1 SANDY!! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files – Giveaway – CLOSED

1st June 2012

My kids love Disney’s Phineas & Ferb – it’s a giggle fest whenever they watch.

“While Phineas and Ferb do it all to make every day the best day ever, evil lurks just around the corner! But there is hope for the unsuspecting citizens of Danville. Now, for the very first time, crack open the top-secret archives of O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) to expose… THE PERRY FILES!                                              

Join Perry the Platypus–a.k.a. Agent P.–on his most exciting adventures as he thwarts his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, at every turn. With groovy gadgets, mad skills and his trademark brown fedora, this semi-aquatic, egg-layin’ mammal of action is unstoppable! Experience the hilarious havoc as he defends the Tristate Area against Doof’s “inators,” battles rogue agent “Dennis the Bunny,” and much more. When it comes to secret agents, Perry’s not only the real deal, he’s real teal!”

My kids and I want to share some Phineas & Ferb with you all. I’m giving away THREE copies of Disney’s Phineas & Ferb: The Perry Files DVD (w Digital Copy).

Mandatory Entry:

  • Leave a comment telling me who will get the DVD if you win.

Additional Optional Entry:

  • Tweet the following and leave a comment below saying that you did:

Enter to win 1 of 3 Phineas & Ferb DVDs on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog – http://bit.ly/JGidN5 #giveaway #canwin

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec residents)
  • Giveaway will end June 8th, 2012
  • Winners will be chosen using Random.org

UPDATED: CONGRATS to my winners: #2 – beth, #8 – nena and #30 – Julie – I will be emailing you today! Thanks to everyone who entered!!

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