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Grace and Frankie #NetflixOriginal #StreamTeam

12th May 2015

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Grace and Frankie is the latest Original series to debut on Netflix. It’s the story of two very different women whose lives are changed forever when their husbands (who are business partners) come out and declare their love for each other as a gay couple. The series features an amazing cast, including Jane Fonda, Lila Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.

Season one consists of 13 episodes (roughly 30 minute episodes) and I’m a few episodes in. I have to admit, I didn’t love the first couple of episodes, but there was still something that made me want to keep watching, and see how their lives play out, as couples and individuals. It does get better, but honestly, with the caliber of this cast, I WANT to LOVE IT.

The couples are very different – there’s Grace (Fonda ) and Robert (Sheen) who are very serious and refined and hate each other. And Frankie (Tomlin) and Sol (Waterston) who are free spirits, and absolutely love each other and the National Spelling Bee. The women were not friends before their husbands’ revelation, so it’s fun to see their very different personalities try to comfort each other, throughout the trials of the divorce and everyday life and new experiences like dating again, their children and even an earthquake.

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It really is the entire cast that makes all the difference here – they’re very well cast, but Lily Tomlin (Frankie) and Jane Fonda (Grace) are my favourites, and just make every scene so much better. Honestly, I couldn’t adore Lily Tomlin more if I tried.

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There are some pretty funny moments so far, especially between Fonda and Tomlin. But, I really want it to be funnier and messier because messy is funny and real, and nothing this complicated comes together so easily in a pretty little bow. That said, I’m really looking forward to how this is going to play out.

The entire season of Grace and Frankie is now streaming on Netflix.

Check out the show’s trailer below.

Great Science Inspired Titles For Kids on Netflix Canada #StreamTeam

31st March 2015

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Netflix Canada is a great resource for fun entertainment for the kids – endless movie and television show options that kids of all ages can enjoy.

Although there are tons of choices that will make the kiddies laugh and have fun, I think it’s really important to expose them to movies and shows that they may not choose for themselves. For example, there are so many science titles on Netflix that are a great way to entertain and educate at the same time.

Most of the time when I make a suggestion for movie night that isn’t the typical animated family flick, I usually get the groans from both of the lovely people to whom I gave life. And then they watch and almost always, enjoy my suggestion, because I am always right. Ahem.

Want to get your kids science-inspired this month?? Here are some great titles to check out for your older kids (mine are 8 and 11 and enjoyed these as well).

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PBS offers great science titles that are informative and interesting but also understandable. Hunting the Elements and Deadliest Volcanoes are only two of many highly rated ones to check out.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is 13 episodes about the nature of time and space, based on the original series. It is incredible and beautiful and an absolute must-see.

TedTalks: Let Your Mind Wonder are a fun series of 16 short videos that answer some important questions like Should we eat bugs? and Why is yawning contagious? These are answers we all need, no??

These are just four titles to check out but you can find so many great science themed titles including those from PBS and TedTalks. Have fun getting  your science on!!

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Great October Picks on Netflix Canada #StreamTeam

28th October 2014

If you read my blog, you’ll know that we are huge fans of Netflix in our house.

This month, we noticed that Netflix set up a new section in the Genre section titled Halloween Favorites, which were then further separated by Family options and those of the gory persuasion.

We’ve had the chance to watch several flicks with the kids this month that we really enjoyed. Some we’ve seen before but loved enough to watch again, and some new ones as well.

Some of the flicks we enjoyed as a family include:

Hotel Transylvania – the kids love this one and I do too, but oy Adam Sandler’s Dracula voice drives me crazy, and not in a good way.

Corpse Bride – Love it.

Addams Family Values – The kids fought me on this one because it looked “old from the 80s” but they loved everything about it.

Ghostbusters – We tried this one with the kids because I think we need to expose our children to the classics, but they weren’t into it. I watched it again after they went to bed because Bill Murray can no wrong, ever.

Without the kids, I watched:

Sleepy Hollow – I’ve seen this a few times but it is so good and so visually fantastic and creepy that it’s a must see on a regular basis. Johnny Depp is so good, he is absolutely in his element.

And I used to love watching scary movies but then I had kids, and I can’t seem to stomach them anymore, sadly. If I wasn’t such a wimp I would totally watch:

Cabin in the Woods – I’ve heard it’s funny and very scary and Chris Hemsworth is in it so there’s that.

Paranormal Activity – Seriously, I’ve wanted to see this since it came out, but the trailer makes me curl up in a ball and rock back and forth whimpering, so I’m thinking it’s not going to happen.

The Grudge – All I know about this movie is something to do with a shower, and a hand coming out of someone’s head or not. I have no idea but it looks too scary for this wimp.

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Have you seen any great scary flicks on Netflix this month?

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Summer Time Adventure Movies with Netflix #StreamTeam

29th August 2014

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Summer is almost over.

I don’t know about you but I am tired. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been with my kids EVERY SINGLE DAY for the ENTIRE SUMMER BREAK.

We took road trips, we worked on our new house, we swam every day, we played, we bbq’d, we laughed, we cried, and we (me) hid in the bathroom for quiet time whenever possible.

I’m DONE.

We also had lots of lazy days and nights at home, which I love since I’m a homebody/mommy hermit.

We had many, many movie nights and many of those movies we streamed from Netflix. Have I mentioned my love for Netflix? Yes I have, but just to reinforce the point – I love me some Netflix.

With small kids, we’ve seen (been forced to watch) every possible animated movie ever released, so whenever possible, we try to expose them to something else.

Among the flicks we watched, we saw Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and National Treasure, or as my kids refer to them, The bald guy Movie and The Nicholas Cage movie.

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We tend to stick to funny movies and adventure flicks with the kids, so these were well received. Besides, how can you not enjoy classic Nicholas Cage???? You can’t. You just can’t. Don’t even bother trying.

Yes, the story lines might be a tad ridiculous and unbelievable but that’s what movies are all about. Also, Nicholas Cage can do no wrong  (if you don’t believe me, just watch Face/Off or ConAir).

If you need an adventurous movie night with the family, try one of these flicks. Then again, if you have Netflix, your options are endless. If you don’t have it yet, it’s the best $9/month you’ll ever spend.

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

Netflix Canadiana #StreamTeam

1st August 2014

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We are a Netflix loving family – I believe I may have mentioned that a few times on this blog. The love just never dies.

This month, as part of the Stream Team, we checked out some great titles that have a little Canadiana connection. These titles are either made here in Canada, filmed here or take place here.

I sat down with the kids to check out some of these titles together, while others we’ve seen (several times) and seem to be on regular rotation already.

The kids and I both really enjoyed Alpha and Omega and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – we actually love all the Wimpy Kid movies, but this one is the new favourite.

We also discovered a new favourite show – ELIOT KID.

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It’s cute and hilarious – personally, I loved the look of the cartoon. My seven year old especially enjoyed the people with the giant eyeballs. It appealed to both my little one and my ten year old, which is always a huge plus because as they get older, it doesn’t necessarily happen that often anymore.

Some other great titles with a Canadiana link include the show Erky Perky and Johnny Test, which the kids have also seen and enjoy. I did try to convince them to check out some of the spookier titles like GooseBumps, with me but the little one wasn’t having it so we decided to keep it light.

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Next time you’re looking for something to watch with the kids, make sure to check out some of these titles on Netflix!!

Disclaimer: I’m part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with Netflix. All views and opinions are my own. 

The Netflix Stream Team #StreamTeam

22nd April 2014

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It’s been ages since I last blogged thanks mainly to the big house move, but I’m back. Hi. I’ve missed you.

I’m excited that my first post back is all about Netflix and becoming a member of the Netflix Stream Team. I am a huge fan of Netflix, as is the husband and the kids. We watch it all the time, and I’m pretty sure there isn’t a day that goes by that someone isn’t watching something on Netflix. All the documentaries and tv shows and obviously, movies – it’s just too good. So when the invite came to join the Stream Team, it was a definitely a no brainer.

Netflix really comes in handy at our house on Friday nights in particular. Friday nights are our family movie nights, where the entire family sits down to enjoy a flick. Since we have Netflix set up on every tv in the house, as well as every iPad, iPod and iPhone (we are a tad obsessed), choosing something to watch on Netflix is super easy! Personally, I love that there are options for both my seven year old daughter, and the ten year old who has now entered the ‘boring, not cool, that’s for babies’ stage of life.

With school breaks like March Break or even just a long weekend like we just enjoyed, we are always able to access and watch some great shows and movies, thanks to good old Netflix.

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My ten year old is currently OBSESSED with Doctor Who, and he’s slowly made his way through almost every episode. In fact, the entire family is hooked at this point. It’s great that he can access almost every episode of the show so easily, which saves me from having to buy the DVDs.

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The seven year old is all about My Little Pony and I could probably recite some of the episodes if asked. I mean she, SHE could recite the episodes if asked. I’m a grown woman – I don’t watch My Little Pony.

Ahem.

There are so many great movies available to watch as well – some of our favorites, that we’ve watched a few times include:

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, TURBO, and my personal favorite, HUGO!

All it takes is some popcorn and cold beverages, Netflix and a Friday night, and you’re set to enjoy a lovely evening with your brood.

ENJOY!!

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Disclaimer: As part of the Netflix Stream Team, I’ve received perks in exchange for my current/future posts – however, all of my thoughts and Netflix obsession, are my own.

 

How To Keep The Kids Entertained With Netflix #Giveaway

15th March 2013

Are you surviving March Break?

We stayed close to home this year and I’ve been trying to get some things done during the day, so thankfully the kids are at the age where they can amuse themselves if need be. March Break means I’m more lax about video games and tv watching, and the little angels are taking advantage for sure. The kids have been loving watching Netflix Canada – endless Spongebob episodes and discovering some great movies they’ve never seen.

Netflix has a great Just For Kids section, with movies and tv shows geared to kids up to age 12. We’ve discovered and watched some great movies on Netflix with the kids lately – A Monster in Paris and A Cat in Paris are some new favorites. At just $8 a month, this is such a great, affordable entertainment option that the entire family can enjoy.

I want to share my Netflix love with one lucky winner!! I’m giving away a fantastic Netflix prize pack that includes:

  • A one YEAR subscription to Netflix Canada (valued at $96)
  • A ROKU streaming player (valued at $89)
  • A Netflix branded blanket

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below and tell me about a great movie you saw recently (mandatory entry).

Additional OPTIONAL Entries:

  • Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment that you did below.
  • Follow me on my FB page and leave a comment that you did below.
  • Tweet the following (ONCE) and leave a comment that you did below:
    Enter to win a 1yr @Netflix_CA subscription & ROKU streaming player on @BOREDMommy’s blog! http://bit.ly/Z2LALl #giveaway  
RULES:
  • Open to Canadian Residents
  • Winner will have 72 hours to respond after receiving notification of winning. If winner doesn’t respond, a new winner will be chosen.
  • Winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • Giveaway will run from Friday, March 15 until Friday March 22, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST

CONGRATS to my winner – #78 – Sarah B!!! Thanks to everyone who entered!!

Win A One Year Subscription To Netflix Canada!

10th December 2012

I’m a BIG fan of Netflix Canada.

Great tv shows, classic movies, fantastic documentaries and a special kid’s section that my kids LOVE. All for $8 a month – can’t beat that.

New research from Netflix and Leger Marketing shows that watching movies together is amongst the top five holiday traditions in Canada. According to the survey of Canadians who celebrate the holidays, over half (58 per cent) of households with children reported that they watch movies together during the holidays. 

I’m not really surprised by this stat at all – we definitely fit into that 58 percent. We’re a big movie family – we love to watch movies together and during the month of December, we try to watch as many Christmas movies as possible. As a kid with four siblings, we loved renting a ton of movies to watch during the winter holiday. The only downfall was the older brothers picked most of the movies – I still remember hiding under blankets while my brothers watched Charles Bronson’s Death Wish flicks. Unfortunately for me, my brothers thought anything Death Wish was VERY Christmas-y.

Good times back in the day.

Another aspect of the Netflix survey suggests that even though Canadians find it difficult to find the perfect gift, most believe it’s the thought that counts. For many Canadians, a meaningful gift does not include a hefty price tag as the majority of Canadian gift givers (86 per cent) feel you don’t need to spend a lot to give a great gift; half (49 per cent) say it’s possible to purchase a great holiday gift under $10. “At just $8 a month for unlimited TV and movies, gifting a Netflix subscription provides great value for gift-givers weary of going into the red this holiday season.” 

Agreed!

You can give the gift of Netflix to your friends and families by heading to the Netflix site here and purchase a Netflix gift card. Gift subscriptions are available from one month to a year.

In the spirit of giving and sharing my joy of movies, I am giving away a ONE YEAR subscription to Netflix Canada!!

To enter (Mandatory entry):

Leave me a comment below and tell me your top three favorite must see movies.

For an additional optional entry: Tweet the following once and leave a comment below telling me you did:

Enter to win a one year subscription to @Netflix_CA on @BOREDMommy ‘s blog! http://bit.ly/UQTvgU  #giveaway #canwin

RULES:

  • Open to Canadian Residents
  • Giveaway will run until Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Winners will be chosen using Random.org
  • Make sure to leave me a valid Twitter handle and/or email address so I can contact you if you win!

UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner #54 LINDSAY!! Thanks to all that entered!

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