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Stuff That In Your Stocking – The Great Gatsby On BluRay/DVD

25th November 2013

Only 30 days until Christmas. How it’s that time of year again, I do not know.

However, to celebrate the holidays, I’m giving away some great movies all this week!! Each giveaway will end at the end of the day so make sure to enter for your chance to win a different movie every day!

Of course, you don’t have to celebrate Christmas to enter – any lovely (and grumpy) Canadian is welcome.

First up…..The Great Gatsby.

I’ve loved this book since I was forced to read it in high school. Such a great read. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation stars the gloriously handsome Leonardo DiCaprio and fantastic Carey Mulligan in what I think was a gorgeous and cool version of the book. I’ve been a fan of Luhrmann’s since Moulin Rouge so I knew I would enjoy this as well. And the clothes? Amazing.

To enter to win a Bluray/DVD copy of The Great Gatsby, leave me a comment below with something that is on your wish list this holiday season!

For an extra entry, please tweet the following once and leave me a comment below telling me you did:

“Every day this week @BOREDMommy is giving away a great DVD. Enter to win today’s giveaway! #EndsAtMidnighthttp://tinyurl.com/233al4r

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents
  • Giveaway ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT EST, November 25, 2013.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Make sure to leave a Twitter handle or email so I can contact you if you win

Come back tomorrow when I will be giving away THE HANGOVER III!

Congrats to my winner SIOBHAN!! Thanks to everyone who entered!

Magic Mike – Movie Review & Giveaway

21st October 2012

Magic Mike is a movie about male strippers. And naked things.

Male strippers and nakedness.

I think that pretty much sums it up.

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To be fair, Magic Mike is played by Channing Tatum (PERFECTLY cast I might add – yes, he was a stripper in his former life and he can dance and you want to see his naked things). The movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh, is about Mike’s relationship with Adam (Alex Pettyfer), whom he introduces to stripping.

Reasons to Watch:

Despite thinking that my DVD might be broken since it took 20 minutes to get to the stripping, there are many nude man parts in this flick. If naked men rock your socks, this is the movie for you.

Also, Channing Tatum. Is. Just. Delightful.

On the negative side, I’m not a huge fan of Matthew McConaughey – he irritates me to no end so I tried to shut him out every time he was on the screen. Also, the story was kind of weak/boring, but then again let’s be honest, this movie is about stripping and hot dudes. Regardless, it is the perfect flick to watch with all your girlfriends – because of the nakedness. Watching with your best girlies will guarantee the laughs and a good time. Don’t watch with your husband – most men don’t have a sense of humour when it comes to dudes that are clearly hotter than they are.  Protect their egos and watch it without them.

Magic Mike is out on DVD Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The Blu-Ray combo pack has special features to watch including, extended dance scenes (ie. dirtier than the regular amount of movie theatre dirty), a dance play mode that allows you to play all the dance sequences back to back, and some backstage time with Channing Tatum who shares some how to stripper details (perhaps you’re in the market for a new career).

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away ONE Blu-Ray combo pack, DVD and Digital download of Magic Mike!!

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me if  you have a funny/interesting/weird stripper story. If you don’t, let me know why you want to win instead.

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

Enter to win a Magic Mike Bluray combo pack on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog! http://www.boredmommyblog.com/ #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! (Also for stalking purposes)
  • Giveaway ends Monday, October 29, 2012.

UPDATED: CONGRATS to my winner #27 Rebecca!! Thanks to everyone who entered!

The Five Year Engagement – Movie Review

17th September 2012

I watched The Five Year Engagement a few days ago and this is what I thought of it.

First, some official plot summary, thanks to iTunes: “From the producer of Bridesmaids and the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall comes an irreverent comedy about an engaged couple who keep getting tripped up on their long walk down the aisle. Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) seem destined to live happily ever after, but as one hysterical delay follows another, everyone starts to wonder: can they survive the engagement? Co-starring Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Kevin Hart and Mindy Kaling, The Five-Year Engagement Unrated is filled with more fun, more laughs and more outrageous footage not seen in theaters.”

This is one of those movies that I watched the first time and thought it was just MEH. But like Knocked Up and the rest of those Judd Apatow flicks, I appreciate them more after a few viewings. (Yes, I watched it three times – don’t judge). 

Reasons Not To Watch – I like to get the bad stuff out of the way first

  • WAY Too Long: It could have ended at least twice before it actually did, and it would have been fine. The middle of the film could use a good edit.
  • Rhys Ifans’ character – Winton: I wanted to punch him every time he was on the screen. Totally unlikeable, pompous ass.
  • Painful to watch scenes: There is one scene in particular involving Jason Segel’s character and a co-worker that is SO BAD, that it is painful to watch. Pure awful.

Reasons To Watch

  • Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are really cute together and have great chemistry throughout.
  • The “sweater tuxedo” will make you laugh out loud.
  • Violet (Emily) and her sister, Suzie (Allison Brie) have an amusing convo involving Elmo and Cookie Monster and it’s very cute.
  • I thought Allison Brie (from Mad Men fame) and Chris Pratt (Parks & Recreation) stole the movie, killing every scene they were in – hysterical every time.

Favorite Line of the Movie: “C is for condom. That’s good enough for me.”

Watch it or Not? WATCH IT but keep in mind that it’s about a 7 out of 10 because it could have been so much funnier. And shorter.

Documentary Watch – Young At Heart

5th March 2012

I’ve been meaning to watch this documentary FOREVER, so this post is not a timely one seeing that it came out in 2007. I FINALLY sat down and watched this on Friday night after the kids went to bed.

LOVED it. Actually, LOVE doesn’t begin to cover it.

I laughed, I cried, I was genuinely moved. I cried a lot actually, more than I thought I would. I also caught myself watching with a huge smile on my face a few times.

Young at Heart is about the Young@Heart Chorus – a New England group of about two dozen singers who’s average age is 80. They are the sweetest group of people and it is impossible not to fall in love with all of them. The documentary was filmed in 2006 during a two month preparation for a concert.

The group’s director Bob Cilman obviously adores his group, even though he can be very hard on them. I wanted to punch him a couple of times if I’m totally honest.

The best part of this group is that they actually sing rock songs – my favorite was “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by The Clash – it was hilarious and fun and engaging. And their cover of Coldplay will make you weep – I promise.

Watch the trailer and then go watch the movie – you can find it on Netflix as well.

Disney Pixar’s Brave – Trailer

4th March 2012

CHANGE YOUR FATE!

I can’t wait to see this with my kids – I love to see such a strong female character in a film that my daughter can watch – finally!

We’ve watched this newly released trailer over and over – the five year old now wants to learn to “throw arrows”.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to going?

The Hunger Games Trilogy – A Lazy Review

2nd March 2012

Ok, so I, like every other person on the planet have read The Hunger Games trilogy.

Sort of.

Here’s my lazy, very short, not much of a review at all, review.

Book One: The Hunger Games

  • Super Fantastic, great premise, likeable characters and whatever else I need to tell you to convey that this thing is one enjoyable read. If you’re near a beach, that much better.
  • You won’t be able to put the thing down.
  • You’ll read it in a day if you ignore your children, housework and the telephone. (Not in that order)
  • I read it in a day.
Book Two: Catching Fire
  • Really good but not super fantastic.
  • A bit of a slow start but picks up and becomes a can’t put it down after about the third chapter.
  • Its slow start allows you to get some dishes done, possibly some laundry. The children might even get fed.
  • I read it in a few days.

Book Three: Mockingjay

  • Not remotely super fantastic.
  • I’ll be honest, I’m still trying to finish this one – it is kind of, really boring compared to the first two.
  • I almost prefer doing laundry than reading this book.
  • Thankfully, I borrowed this from my lovely and understanding girlyfriend, because I’ve had it FOREVER.
  • I plan on finishing Mockingjay at some point. Currently being used as a paperweight.

I will say that despite my sheer boredom re: book three, I am super excited about seeing the movie, which comes out this month, March 23rd!!

Here’s a clip!

What did you think of the books? Will you see the movie?….Can you pick me up? I need a movie date.

BULLY – Sign The Petition, See the Movie

29th February 2012

 Every 7 minutes a child is bullied on school grounds, adults intervene 4% of the time, peers intervene 11% of the time, but 85% of the time there is no intervention. 18 million children are bullied each year – that is 1 out of 4 teens. 9 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school and online.

These numbers are horrifying, and as a mother, they scare the shit of me. No lie.

This is a movie that everyone needs to see. Sadly, the MPAA gave the movie an R-rating, which only prevents teens from seeing it. Katy Butler, a Michigan high school student started a petition in an effort to get the MPAA to change the rating. PLEASE consider signing the petition I’ve linked to below, because every signature counts:

 http://www.change.org/petitions/mpaa-dont-let-the-bullies-win-give-bully-a-pg-13-instead-of-an-r-rating?utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert

BULLY: Directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, Bully is a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary. At its heart are those with huge stakes in this issue whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis. Bully follows five kids and families over the course of a school year. Stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, the film offers insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, Bully examines the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.

Watch the trailer – but I warn you – your heart will break.

For more information, please go to TheBullyProject.com.
Make a Difference, Join the Movement.

Arthur Christmas – A Kid Review

28th November 2011

 

As a special treat tonight, we took the kids to see Arthur Christmas.

Yes, we took a five and seven year old to a late show that started at bedtime – we live on the edge.

It was going pretty well until the five year old said she was “weely weely tired” after about twenty minutes. However, she held on and was able to stay awake, enjoy it and ask a MILLION questions during the movie.

Personally, I thought it was a sweet Christmas movie, with tons of laughs and many lovable characters. I may have also teared up toward the end too, because I’m sweet like that.

But what did the kids think?

The kids wanted you to know what they thought since it’s a kids movie and kids “know better than adults” thank you very much. Yes this was the convo on the way home. I thought they might just pass out in the car, but they were troopers all the way to the end.

Nicholas (7 – ALMOST 8):

It was really sweet. My favorite part was when Steve said, “Do you want to wake up the North Pole?” and then Arthur said, “Good Idea!” and yelled, “WE MISSED A CHILD!!”

The whole movie was very funny and I liked the 3D.

My favorite character was Arthur because he was very funny and caring.

I give it 10 out of 10!

Nasia (5):

My favorite part was when the elf wrapped her own head.

I thought it was nice.

I give it 158 from 10!

Those are the faces of two happy (overtired, and a tad grumpy) children following the movie. Yup, they liked it.

It is a must see!

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So, have you seen Arthur Christmas yet? What did you think? But more importantly, what did the kiddies think?

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer – Giveaway!

9th June 2011

Last month I blogged about the new movie Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer movie (based on the Judy Moody books!) which had a really cute, exclusive clip attached to it – I’ve added it below so you can check it out if you like.

To celebrate the opening of the movie tomorrow, June 10, 2011, I have a great giveaway to announce!

One lucky winner will win A Kids Night Out: Dinner & A Movie package valued at $100 U.S. –  including $50 of Fandango Movie Bucks and a $50 Red Robin gift card.

Here’s How to Enter:

MANDATORY ENTRY

Please leave a comment below containing something Judy Moody might say (this will help)!!

RULES:

  • This giveaway will run from today, June 9 until Thursday, June 16, 2011.
  • The winner will be chosen using random.org
  • This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only – SORRY my lovely Canadian friends!

Check out the exclusive clip – this movie looks super cute:

Exclusive Clip – Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

13th May 2011

My son LOVES the Judy Moody book series by Megan McDonald, so he was super excited to hear that Relativity Media is releasing the very first Judy Moody movie, called Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, this June 10th!

“The film chronicles Judy Moody’s (Jordana Beatty) adventures in which she sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life with the help of her little brother Stink (Parris Mosteller) and fun-loving Aunt Opal (Heather Graham). The script, penned by Kathy Waugh (Peep and the Big Wide World) and Megan McDonald, is based on the characters in McDonald’s popular children’s book series, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick Press. There are nine adventures in the bestselling series, with more than 13 million copies in print worldwide, and translations in 22 languages. McDonald has written a novel inspired by the film’s script which will be published May 24, 2011.”

If you’ve got a Judy Moody fan in your midst, make sure to check out this EXCLUSIVE clip:

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