Thursday, May 14, 2020

Dolittle {review}

Dolittle has been available on Blu ray and digital download for a few weeks. We decided to have a movie night last Friday. We ordered takeout from a local restaurant (trying to help support smaller restaurants during this time, and it gives me a break from cooking once in a while), then sat down to enjoy our meal and have some laughs.

I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Dolittle. The previews didn't really give me a good "feel" for what the movie would be like.  We were quite surprised, and thought it was well done. Hubby, myself and Mr. K (9) watched it together.   IT's always fun to try and place the animal voices to the actors (we were correct with a few!)

We all enjoyed it.  I feel that its best for older kids, mine would not have done well with it when they were younger, so maybe 7+.

Have you seen it yet, what did you think?

Factors in Considering a Reverse Mortgage


Retirement home loans, also known as reverse mortgages, are a great solution for people 62 years of age and older. But before you bid yourself to any new financial commitments, you need to know what’s in it for you. If you don’t know the difference between a normal loan and a reverse mortgage, let me break it down for you.

Money is a concern – isn’t another commitment risky?
Repayments are a vital consideration when you are considering taking out a loan. In a traditional loan environment, you are bound to the repayment terms on a monthly basis for as long as the loan is valid. You need to start repayments as soon as the loan is granted, and you will be expected to deliver on your promise of honoring the repayments for several years, until the amount is cleared. Committing your money to an external destination is not exactly the way to get to a comfortable retirement!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Life During Covid-19 Update.....and cancer sucks

Things have been very quiet in my little place on the internet for the last while.  The kids are older, and aren't super interested in being a focus on here anymore. It's been a couple of years trying to decide where to go.

Today seems like a good time for an update, and to check in and see how you are all doing with the wildness of Covid-19.

I will start by saying that I don't know anyone, personally, that has been diagnosed with it. I do wonder if a few could people in my circle may have had mild cases in January/February, based on some of the symptoms they had. However, that's "before" it was apparently here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dolittle Now Available! {giveaway}

The last few weeks have seen so many changes in our day to day lives because of the Covid-19 virus, and have been quite challenging. It's not easy to adapt to our new way of life.  Having the kids at home, and not being able to go on outings and see their friends in person, is difficult. It is definitely taking some time to adjust.

Screen time, while we are trying to not spend all waking hours in front of them, has definitely been more plentiful.

Having streaming services to watch, and new movies to check out is a bonus at this given time.

Dolittle is now available for Digital download (March 24th), and will be available for home purchase on April 7th.  However, my readers have a chance to WIN a copy!

Entering is easy, complete the giveaway tools form below (make sure to complete each task, I do check).  Open to residents of Canada that are 18+, ends at 1159pm EST March 30th, winner has 24 hours to respond. Good luck!

"Universal City, California, February 13, 2020 – He’s not just a people person! Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reignites a classic character, as Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Endgame, Sherlock Holmes) stars in DOLITTLE, arriving on Digital March 24, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 7, 2020. Own the movie all the animals are talking about and go on an epic journey with a hilarious always cold bear, an anxious gorilla, a lovable giraffe, a ferocious tiger, and more! Fly behind-the-scenes with Robert Downey Jr. and the star-studded cast to explore the wild world of DOLITTLE.

The adventurous tale is brought to life with an all-star cast that includes the voice talents of Academy® Award winner Emma Thompson (Last Christmas, Late Night), Academy® Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, “Mr. Robot”), Selena Gomez (“Wizards of Waverly Place”), John Cena (“WWE”), and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and more. The film is directed by Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) and produced by Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey.
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies as the man who could talk to animals: DOLITTLE. After losing his wife, he hermits himself away behind the high wall of his manor but is forced to set sail on an epic adventure when the queen falls gravely ill. Helping Dolittle in search of a rare cure are his rambunctious animal friends—including Chee-Chee (Malek), an anxious, self-conscious gorilla; Dab-Dab (Octavia Spencer, The Help), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck; the bickering duo of cynical, neurotic ostrich Plimpton (Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick, “Silicon Valley”) and chilly-but-chill polar bear Yoshi (Cena); as well as a headstrong parrot named Polynesia (Thompson). Catch incredible bonus content that you can only see on the 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital release showcasing the making of the film and insight to all the cast."





Monday, December 16, 2019

Abominable Now Available on Digital Download and Blu ray



Available on Digital download, and on December 17th for home purchase on blu ray. This film comes out just in time for the Christmas break - a great movie to cuddle up as a family and watch over the holidays. Maybe it will even find it's way under the tree for your loved ones this year.

"From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this heartwarming and humorous story follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home. Heartwarming and a visual masterpiece, “ABOMINABLE is a movie for all ages with laughter and life lessons and a little bit of wonder thrown in” (Allison Rose, Flick Direct)."
To celebrate the release, Chef Shirley has released some fun recipes - click on the photo below to check them out.

You can also check out the downloadable party kit to keep the fun going, click the photo below





Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Family





Christmas will be here before we know it. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have happened, and there are 21 shopping days left until Christmas Day.

I don't know what you are like, but I try and avoid the malls and stores as Christmas gets closer. I like to have everything out of the way and focus on my home and family as it draws near.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Have a Little Fun "Raising Hell"


The snow has arrived, which has us starting our hibernation mode.  I am not one for cold, outdoor activities. I forced myself to enjoy snow play when my children were little, but now that they are older - I don't like to participate anymore. I prefer the warmth inside my home.