March 26, 2019

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Jennifer Lopez Stars in SECOND ACT Available NOW!!! #SecondAct


Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan, “Shades of Blue”) returns to the big screen and proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams in the hilarious and relatable romantic comedy, Second Act, coming out now on Digital and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From the director of 50 First Dates and Get Smart, Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire and empower audiences of all ages to reach for their biggest dreams. With an honest and moving performance from Jennifer Lopez, the film also features Lopez’s latest single “Limitless” and  stars an incredible supporting cast including Leah Remini (“The King of Queens,” “Kevin Can Wait”), Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess SwitchHigh School Musical franchise) and Milo Ventimiglia (“This is Us,” “Gilmore Girls”).

Maya (Lopez) is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn’t have a college degree. Until, that is, she gets the chance to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts, and that it is never too late for a Second Act.

Filled with funny and genuine moments from beginning to end, Second Act “delivers smiles for miles” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital, packed with special bonus content including funny and insightful commentary from the cast and filmmakers as well as entertaining featurettes that will take viewers behind the scenes of this incredibly thoughtful romantic comedy.

If  you loved the classic chick flicks from the 2000s that Jennifer Lopez starred in, you will love this one as well.  Remember the film Maid in Manhattan?  Think of this as an upgraded version...girl pretends to be someone else to get what she wants.  It has all the classic chick flick feels and the perfect cast!

In this film Jennifer Lopez wants a chance to better herself and take on a new position at work and is passed over since she doesn't have the "qualifications" for the job.  Frustrated and disappointed, she vents to her best friend and her son.   The best friend's son decided the Jennifer Lopez's resume needs a little upgrading and soon she is reinvented and not getting passed over and getting the opportunities of a lifetime.  Along the way Jennifer's character has to soon decide is this new life everything she was looking for, or did it cost her love, friends and chances along the way?



BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • Connecting with Milo Ventimiglia – See how Jennifer Lopez and Milo Ventimiglia connected on and off screen in this behind-the-scenes piece.
  • The Empowering Women of Second Act – Get an inside look at how the women of Second Act empowered and supported each other.
  • Friendship On and Off Screen – See how real life best friends Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini had fun on set and how their real chemistry played on screen.
  • Working with the Ones You Love – Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the whole cast had fun while filming Second Act.
Second Act will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens, Annaleigh Ashford, Charlyne Yi with Treat Williams and Milo Ventimiglia
Casting By: Roger Mussenden, CSA
Music Supervisor: Jason Markey
Costume Designer: Patricia Field, Molly Rogers
Editor: Jason Gourson
Production Designer: Richard Hoover
Director of Photography: Ueli Steiger
Executive Producers: Robert Simonds, Adam Fogelson, Wang Zhongjun, Wang Zhonglei, Felice Bee, Mark Kamine, Peter Segal, Donald Tang
Produced By: Jennifer Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, p.g.a,, Justin Zackham, p.g.a., Benny Medina
Written By: Justin Zackham, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Directed By: Peter Segal


TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
Street Date: March 26, 2019
Selection Number: 64193771
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for some crude sexual references and language.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: March 26, 2019
Selection Number: 64193779
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for some crude sexual references and language.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour and 43 minutes


About STXfilms 
STXfilms is a division of STX Entertainment, a global next-generation media company whose mission is to unlock the value of the direct connection stars have with their fans through the development, financing, production, marketing and distribution of film, television, VR, digital video, music and live entertainment content. It is the industry leader in transforming beyond traditional platform-driven content to creating talent-driven enterprises.

The company is led by accomplished businessman Robert Simonds and was co-founded by Bill McGlashan, managing partner of the leading global private investment firm TPG. Other investors include Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China; PCCW, Southeast Asia’s largest Internet and cable services provider; Tencent Holdings, China’s leading provider of online products and services; Dominic Ng, Chairman of East West Bank; DNS Capital (representing the business interests of Gigi Pritzker and her immediate family); and Beau Wrigley, former Chairman and CEO of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, among others. With these strategic relationships, the company is uniquely positioned to maximize the impact of content worldwide, with direct passage into the China market.
For more information, please visit 
https://stxentertainment.com

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – 
www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD Available on Digital 5/7 & 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD & on Demand 5/21 #HowToTrainYourDragon

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON:
THE HIDDEN WORLD

 
FEATURING A NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN ALTERNATE OPENING & A FACEBOOK AND MESSENGER APP SPECIAL FEATURE THAT BRINGS TOOTHLESS AND LIGHT FURY TO LIFE IN-STORE + TWO EXCLUSIVE DRAGONS TO TRAIN 


AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL MAY 7, 2019
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND MAY 21, 2019
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT


“…fun for the entire family” - Dave Morales, FOX TV Houston

Nearly ten years after the first movie wowed audiences around the world, Hiccup and Toothless return to captivate fans with an adventure of a lifetime in DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD. The final quest from Dean DeBlois’ (Lilo & StichHow to Train Your Dragon trilogy) arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on May 7, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand May 21, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed as “the perfect conclusion to one of the best animated trilogies of all time” (Scott Menzel, We Live Entertainment) and certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes®, the film opened at #1 in over 40 markets. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital versions feature over an hour of exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus content including an alternate opening, two DreamWorks animated shorts, deleted scenes and more.

To mark the film’s global 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM and DVD release, Universal has partnered with Facebook and Messenger to debut two exclusive adorable Night Lights (baby dragons) to train and an awe-inspiring in-store Augmented Reality (AR) experience. In pack, fans can unlock an exclusive code that reveals your very own Night Light that you can hatch, train, and send on adventures within the popular Dragon Pets Instant Game available on Facebook and Messenger. Additionally, participating retailers around the world will unveil in-store displays that trigger a visually stunning AR adventure bringing Toothless and Light Fury to flight! Both the in-home and in-store experiences are compatible with iOS and Android devices, and users should download the latest version of the Facebook and Messenger apps.

What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next installment, the heroic pair finally fulfill their destinies; Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) as the village chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), and Toothless as the dragon leader of his own kind. As the Vikings and dragons of Berk face their darkest threat yet, the evil Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham), and Toothless discovers his soulmate, Light Fury – the bonds of Hiccup and Toothless' friendship are tested like never before.

The all-star voice cast behind all of the beloved characters from the previous films returns with Jay Baruchel (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, This Is the End), America Ferrera (“Superstore,” The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Ocean’s Eight), Gerard Butler (300The Bounty Hunter), F. Murray Abraham (Isle of DogsThe Grand Budapest Hotel), Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”), Craig Ferguson (Brave), Kristen Wiig (Despicable Me 3, Ghostbusters), Jonah Hill (The Lego Movie franchise, 21 Jump Street) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Trolls, This is the End).

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K Ultra Hd, BLU-RAYTM, DVD and digital:
  • Alternate Opening with Intro by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois
  • DreamWorks Shorts:
    • Bilby – Directed by Liron Topaz, Pierre Perifel and JP Sans; produced by Jeff Hermann and Kelly Cooney Cilella. Threatened daily by the deadly residents and harsh environment of Australia’s Outback, a lonesome Bilby finds himself an unwitting protector, and unexpected friend, to a helpless (and quite adorable) baby bird.  
    • Bird Karma – Directed by William Salazar and produced by Jeff Hermann, the beautifully artistic 2D short film Bird Karma tells a delightfully lyrical and fully unexpected tale of a long-legged bird’s journey of blissful joy, inescapable greed and the accidental discovery of the consequences when too much is not enough.
  • Deleted Scenes with Intros by Writer/Director Dean DeBlois
  • How to Voice Your Viking – Go behind the scenes with the cast as they record the Viking voices of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD.
  • Creating an Epic Dragon Tale – Discover what filmmakers learned while crafting this epic dragon trilogy.
  • How I Learned from Dragons – The diverse cast of characters reveal why they think the dragon trilogy is so special.
  • Brave Wilderness Presents: Nature + Dragons = Awesome – Join Coyote Peterson, host of Brave Wilderness, as he explores what it takes to make the dragon’s characters come to life.
  • The Dragon Sheep Chronicles – Protecting sheep from the dragons of Berk is no easy task but Hiccup has a plan.
  • A Deck of Dragons – Observe four new dragons as Fishlegs unveils his original deck of dragon trading cards.
  • Growing Up with Dragons – After years of being with these characters, hear the lasting effects of the dragon trilogy from the filmmaker’s perspective.
  • The Evolving Character Design of Dragons – Cast and crew reveal what it was like to evolve not only the characters of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD, but themselves as well.
  • Drawing Dragons – Get a glimpse of what goes in to designing a DreamWorks dragon.
  • Epic Villain – A different kind of villain, Grimmel brings great challenges to the village of Berk. Go behind the scenes as filmmakers breakdown this epic character.
  • Astrid’s Whole Dragon Trilogy in 60 Seconds – Hold on tight as Astrid sums up the whole dragon trilogy in a legendary 60 seconds.
  • Welcome to New Berk – With Hiccup as your guide, get a firsthand look at the updated Viking village of New Berk.
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Bradford Lewis and Head of Character Animation Simon Otto
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.
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March 25, 2019

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Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26 & Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2 #NancyDrew

Uncover the Mystery When
Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase
Arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on
Digital March 26, 2019 and on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019
Based on the Bestselling Book!
The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” andAlice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case! The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.
After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights. But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!
Nancy Drew has been a source of inspiration to countless girls as she has her wits and ingenuity to solve intriguing mysteries. Now, Nancy is back in an all-new film from Ellen DeGeneres,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “Cast perfectly with Sophia Lillis as Nancy Drew, this mystery has a modern-day edge as Nancy learns about responsibility and friendship while solving mysteries.”
Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase is produced by A Very Good Production and A Red 56 Productions. Based on the novel by Carolyn Keene, the film is Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams (Free Ride), with Jeff Kleeman (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Chip DiggIns (A Walk In The Woods) serving as producers and Rachel Abarbanell (“Splitting Up Together”) as Co-Producer. Katt Shea (Poison Ivy) directed from the script written by Nina Fiore & John Herrera (“The Handmaids Tale”).
BONUS FEATURES
A Sleuth, A Girl and an Inspiration (Featurette)
Pink Footprints: Touring Twin Elms (Featurette)
Gag Reel

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.
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BUMBLEBEE is out now on Digital and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD April 2nd, 2019

Hailed as “fun, action-packed and exciting” (Scott Mantz, Collider), director Travis Knight’s thrilling new film BUMBLEBEE lands on Digital March 19, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD April 2 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

Boasting an impressive 93% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, BUMBLEBEE is filled with “personality, wit [and] imagination” (David Fear, Rolling Stone). The Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray releases are packed with over an hour of exciting special features, including an all-new BUMBLEBEE motion comic following the beloved AUTOBOT on his next adventure. Plus, check out deleted and extended scenes you didn’t see in theaters, including the original opening of the movie, enjoy hilarious outtakes, and see G1 (Generation 1) TRANSFORMERS robots on CYBERTRON through the eyes of BUMBLEBEE with exciting Bee Vision.

The perfect gift this Easter, BUMBLEBEE on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack or Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes an exclusive printed version of the new motion comic featuring BUMBLEBEE in a standalone side story (for a limited time only).

The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital releases** feature Dolby Vision®, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead***. In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.


Synopsis
CYBERTRON has fallen. When OPTIMUS PRIME sends BUMBLEBEE to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins. Charlie Watson (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager trying to find her place in the world, discovers and repairs the battle-scarred robot, who’s disguised as a Volkswagen Beetle. As the DECEPTICONS hunt down the surviving AUTOBOTS with the help of a secret agency led by Agent Burns (John Cena), BUMBLEBEE and Charlie team up to protect the world.


*Availability of bonus content varies by digital retailer
**4K Ultra HD, Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision are available at select digital retailers
*** To experience Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos at home, compatible devices are required

March 24, 2019

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Amazon Deal: Echo Dot Kids $0.99 with Prime Book Box Subscription

From March 12 through March 26, when you sign up for a Prime Book Box subscription you can also receive an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just $0.99.
Prime Book Box is a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months. Every delivery is filled with adventures! Each box contains two hardcover books or four board books to help kids discover new favorites that inspire a love of reading
With Echo Dot Kids Edition, Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more — all with younger ears in mind. This includes one year of FreeTime Unlimited, which gives kids access to thousands of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, over 1,000 Audible books, and a growing list of kids skills.

March 22, 2019

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New Balance Men's Cross Train MXVADOBK, now Only $31.99 + $1 Shipping (was $90)

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March 20, 2019

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Amazon Deal: Echo Dot Kids $0.99 with Prime Book Box Subscription

From March 12 through March 26, when you sign up for a Prime Book Box subscription you can also receive an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just $0.99.
Prime Book Box is a subscription that delivers hand-picked children’s books every 1, 2, or 3 months. Every delivery is filled with adventures! Each box contains two hardcover books or four board books to help kids discover new favorites that inspire a love of reading
With Echo Dot Kids Edition, Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more — all with younger ears in mind. This includes one year of FreeTime Unlimited, which gives kids access to thousands of hours of fun and educational content, including ad-free radio stations and playlists, over 1,000 Audible books, and a growing list of kids skills.
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Free Cone Day is coming to DQ® on Wednesday, March 20th

Free Cone Day is coming to DQ® on Wednesday, March 20th. Get a taste of happy on the first day of spring with one free small vanilla cone.*

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March 19, 2019

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Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” is out today! #MaryPoppinsReturns

Disney's Mary Poppins Returns is out now.  MARY POPPINS RETURNS stars Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

Bonus material explores the making of “Mary Poppins Returns,” going behind the scenes with the star-studded cast and crew who collaborated to make even the impossible possible. Extensive extras include a trip down Cherry Tree Lane with original cast member Dick Van Dyke, a sing-along version including the heartfelt Academy Award®-nominated “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” bloopers, deleted scenes, a deleted song and filmmaker commentary. Features also reveal the magic and moxie that went into creating large-scale musical production numbers, such as “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” a rousing song-and-dance number led by Jack and his fellow lamplighters; “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” and “A Cover Is Not the Book,” showcasing the tremendous talents of Blunt and Miranda; “Turning Turtle,” an upside-down sequence featuring Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy; and “Can You Imagine That?” an underwater adventure with Mary Poppins and the Banks children.

“Mary Poppins Returns,” Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) — just a child when Mary Poppins first visited 17 Cherry Tree Lane — is now a grown man raising his children Annabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh) and Georgie (Joel Dawson) with help from his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer). Times are tough in Depression-era London but the winds begin to change and the enigmatic governess, whose unique magical skills can turn any ordinary task into a fantastic adventure, enters the lives of the Banks family once again, having not aged a single day. Teaming up with an old friend, Jack, they take the Banks children on a series of whimsical adventures, encountering colorful characters like Mary’s eccentric Cousin Topsy (Streep), Jack’s lovable band of leeries and bank executives William Weatherall Wilkins (Colin Firth) and Mr. Dawes Jr. (Van Dyke) — bringing life, love and laughter back into the home.

“Mary Poppins Returns” will be packaged and released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of different devices. Viewers can instantly watch the film in Digital UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code), a single DVD or a Digital Bundle with both “Mary Poppins Returns” and the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins.”


We all know the classic bubble bath scene in the film and love it! In honor of this scene, I was recently sent my own fun Mary Poppins bubble bath mailer and have this fun DIY bath bomb tutorial as well!  Just click on the image to pull up the tutorial!

The magic returns in Disney's reimagined classic as Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) helps the Banks family remember the joy of what it's like to be a child. Together with her friend Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and the newest members of the Bank family, fun is brought back to the streets of London!   You soon learn that everything is possible, even the impossible!  There are so many similarities between Mary Poppins Returns and the classic Mary Poppins!  In both versions Mary Poppins arrives just in the nick of time when turmoil is in the Banks household.   In this reimagined classic, Mary Poppins helps the children remember what it is like to be kids again and the elder Banks remember the importance of family!

While you don't get fun chimney sweeps in this film, instead you get dancing lamplighters!  You will see throw backs to the classic film through out with nods to the chalk drawings, the original Bert and original Jane Banks making appearances as different characters  Heck even the dancing penguins were back again in this flick!

 This is a great addition to your Disney collection!   You don't have to know the original Mary Poppins story to watch this film, but why wouldn't you want to watch it.  The classic Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews is still one of my all time favorite movies!  This was a great nod to a classic!

Looking for some Mary Poppins Returns activities?  Click here for some fun coloring pages, bookmarks, activities and more!

Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & 4K ULTRA HD™:  

  • Deleted Song—“The Anthropomorphic Zoo” - In this early song sequence, Mary Poppins and the children visit a very special zoo where the humans and animals trade places.
  • The Practically Perfect Making of “Mary Poppins Returns” - Join filmmakers and cast on an amazing journey to embrace the legacy of the original film while making a fresh modern sequel.
    • Introduction - Filmmakers and cast remember the first Mary Poppins movie and share the thrill of working on “Mary Poppins Returns.”
    • “(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky” - Discover how the team mined PL Travers' books for a fresh perspective on a much-loved character. Plus, meet the Banks children!
    • “Can You Imagine That?” - Be on location for Mary's iconic entrance from the sky, and explore the movie's original songs, inspired by the Sherman Brothers.
    • “Nowhere to Go but Up” - Experience being on set with the legendary Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury, and celebrate the joy of choosing the right balloon!
  • Seeing Things From a Different Point of View”: The Musical Numbers of “Mary Poppins Returns” - Go behind the scenes and experience the film's production numbers from a new angle.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” - Led by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the cast performs the film's biggest production number, with dancing lamplighters, bicyclists and more!
    • “The Royal Doulton Music Hall” / “A Cover Is Not the Book” - Find out what it takes to create two musical extravaganzas inside an animated world, highlighted by dancing animated penguins!
    • “Turning Turtle” - Mary's eccentric cousin, Topsy Turvy, played by Meryl Streep, has an unusual house that turns this musical number upside-down.
    • “Can You Imagine That?” - Dive under the bubbles with the cast and crew to see how this exuberant number was created.
  • Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns – Dick Van Dyke, who played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the first film, returns after 54 years to Cherry Tree Lane as Mr. Dawes Jr.
  • Practically Perfect Bloopers – There's nowhere to go but up with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of flubs, goofs and prop fails!
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Leaving Topsy’s – After their visit to Cousin Topsy, Mary, Jack and the children pause to take a look back.
    • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – The leeries light up the screen in this extended clip from the movie's biggest musical production.
  • Play Movie in Sing-Along Mode – Sing along with all your favorite songs as you watch the movie.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
  • Play Movie with Audio Commentary – Watch the film with commentary by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:
Product SKUs:                                        Digital UHD, HD, SD; Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital
                                                                         Code); Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code); DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time:                                 Approximately 130 minutes
Rating:                                                         PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), G in CE and CF
Aspect Ratio:                                           1.85:1
Audio:                                                           Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish
                                                                         and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
                                                                         DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0
                                                                         Descriptive Audio HD/SD Digital = English 5.1/2.0, Latin Spanish 5.1/2.0, French
                                                                         5.1/2.0 (for some clients), English 2.0 Descriptive Audio (for some clients)
Languages/Subtitles:                           Blu-ray = English SDH, French and Spanish
                                                                         DVD = English SDH, French and Spanish
                                                                         HD/SD Digital = English SDH, French and Spanish
Closed Captions:                                    English (DVD and Digital)

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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MARY POPPINS RETURNS” CAST AND CREW:
Directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and a screen story by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca, the film stars Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel Dawson as the Banks children; with Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins; Meryl Streep as Cousin Topsy; and Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Dawes Jr.

Mary Poppins Returns” is produced by John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a., and Marc Platt, p.g.a., with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The film features all-new original songs with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, as well as an original film score by Shaiman.


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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is out now! #SpidermanIntoTheSpiderverse


To celebrate the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, check out the the Peter Porker bonus clip, along with concept art of the Spectacular Spider-Ham!


Bonus Clip: Peter Porker



The Academy Award® Winner for Best Animated Feature Film, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, is out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation.From Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, a film that has grossed over $350 million in theaters worldwide to date, introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the iconic mask. “One of the most rewarding experiences in recent months has been to hear that children are telling their parents that they see themselves in Miles, or that they want to grow up to be like Spider-Gwen, anyone can be a hero. Thats why we made this film, and we hope that feeling of empowerment is something that both audiences young and old can take away,” say Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman.

The out-of-this-world voice cast includes Shameik Moore as Miles Morales alongside Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) as Peter B. Parker, Hailee Steinfeld (Bumblebee) as Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Mahershala Ali (Green Book) as Miles’ Uncle Aaron, Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”) as Jefferson Davis, Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”) as Aunt May, Luna Lauren Velez (“How To Get Away with Murder”) as Rio Morales, ZoĆ« Kravitz (“Big Little Lies”) as Mary Jane, John Mulaney (“Big Mouth”) as Spider-Ham, with Nicholas Cage (The Croods) as Spider-Man Noir, Kathryn Hahn (Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation) as Doc Ock and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”) as the villain Kingpin.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE arrives filled with engaging bonus materials that are fun for the whole family and give fans even more of the unique comic book style action that they loved in theaters with over 90 minutes of bonus content. In his very own original short, Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham, fan favorite Spider-Ham defeats his greatest foe, delivers sidesplitting puns, and get sucked into another dimension! It actually canget weirder! Don’t miss the thrilling Alternate Universe Mode where fans can view the film in an entirely new way to discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as their guide. Also included is The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge, where fans are challenged to find every single Easter Egg hidden within the Spider-Verse (and there are a lot of them!). Explore the character design in the visually stunning film including specific looks at the now-iconic Spider-Ham character as well as the classic villains who inhabit the Spider-Verse. Additional special features include a celebration of the diversity in the film and the idea that anyone can wear the mask in a feature called We Are Spider-Man, a featurette calledSpider-Verse: A New Dimension, where fans can hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the comic book artform to create a visual experience unlike anything done in animation before, a showcase of all the amazing fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the actors who bring them to life, and a touching tribute to comic legends Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, who originally created the Spider-Man character. Other bonus materials include two lyric videos featuring “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee and “Familia” by Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA (feat. Bantu).

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is directed by Bob Persichetti (The Little Prince), Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians) and Rodney Rothman (22 Jump Street), and screenplay by Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman from a story by Lord. The film is produced by Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chistopher Miller, and Chrstina Steinberg. The executive producers are the late Stan Lee, Brian Michael Bendis, and Will Allegra.

Purchase Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Blu-ray on Amazon for $22.96.

When Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters, we wanted to see it, but with kids in sports all our free time was taken.   I was so excited to get this movie so we could have family movie night!  The animation style of this film is fantastic, you totally get the comic book feel with it.  It is humorous and has moments of seriousness! 

Here is my 11 yr old son's five second review:
In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the  main character Miles Morales is bitten by a spider and like other Spider-man movies, develops spidey powers.   Of course there is a bad guy and he creates a machine to bring back his wife and son from dead, instead he opens portals to different Spider-Verses. Spider-Verse introduces us to a unique assortment of Peter Parker type web-slingers from different dimensions. Theses new web-slingers come together thanks to the disruption of the space-time continuum.

This is a must have for Spidey lovers!  It is a great way to introduce kids to wold of Spider-man!

Bonus Materials Include:
  • We Are Spider-Man: Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse. 
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains who wreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It's another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.
4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:
  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has a run time of approximately 117 minutes and is rated PG for frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language.

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