July 19, 2019

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The Impossible True Story, BREAKTHROUGH is out now!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents BREAKTHROUGH out now!

BREAKTHROUGH was the #3 film at the box office it’s opening weekend, eventually drawing more than $50MM worldwide, and continuing the trend of successful stories of faith being told on the big screen. With an A Cinemascore (one of the top nine films scored by audiences this year), Joyce Smith’s story of faith resonated with families everywhere.

“BREAKTHROUGH’s home entertainment release gives us an opportunity to showcase some of the incredible footage grabbed on set that we couldn’t include in the theatrical experience,” said DeVon Franklin, Producer of BREAKTHROUGH and well-known to faith audiences for theatrical hits including MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and THE STAR. “We included deleted scenes and bonus features with never-before-seen footage with cast and crew shot during the film’s production.”

When Joyce Smith’s (Chrissy Metz) adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost as John lies lifeless. In the face of every bleak medical case history and dire scientific prediction, Joyce’s unwavering belief inspires her community to pray for John’s recovery. Based on the incredible true story, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.


 

Along with producer DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), the film was adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (SEVEN POUNDS) from Joyce Smith’s own book (The Impossible). BREAKTHROUGH stars Chrissy Metz (This is Us), Josh Lucas (Yellowstone, SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Topher Grace (SPIDER-MAN 3, That ‘70s Show), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Marcel Ruiz (One Day at a Time), Sam Trammell (This is Us, True Blood), and Dennis Haysbert (24). BREAKTHROUGH is directed by Roxann Dawson (House of Cards, The Americans).

Awarded the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages, BREAKTHROUGH’s message of hope and community will inspire the whole family.



Purchase BREAKTHROUGH on Amazon! We recently had family movie night and watched this movie. It was truly an amazing story, be warned you will need a box or two of tissues! When others gave up on her son, this mom never gave up!  She dug in deep for the long haul and stayed positive even when it seemed all hope was lost.   It is a great Christian film, she openly prayed, repented, asked for God's help and stayed faithful.  Then a miracle happened! It is such a powerful movie, based on a true story. 


BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • A Tapestry of Miracles: Making Breakthrough
  • “Carry My Soul” Phil Wickham Deleted Scene, and Optional Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Trapped in Icy Waters
  • Audio Commentary by DeVon Franklin and Roxann Dawson
  • Gallery


BREAKTHROUGH 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Specifications:
Street Date:                           July 16, 2019
Pre-Book:                              June 12, 2019
Screen Format:                     Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                                    English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, English Descriptive Audio 5.1, Spanish Dolby                                                       Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 
Total Run Time:                    116 Minutes          
U.S. Rating:                           PG (Thematic content including peril)                             
Closed Captioned:               English SDH

BREAKTHROUGH DVD Specifications:
Street Date:                           July 16, 2019
Pre-Book:                              June 12, 2019
Screen Format:                     Widescreen 2.39:1
Audio:                                    English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0  
Total Run Time:                    116 Minutes          
U.S. Rating:                           PG (Thematic content including peril)                             
Closed Captioned:                Yes


ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film. TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions as well as all third party distribution partners on DVD, Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, Digital and VOD (video-on-demand). Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets and digital stores throughout the world.

ABOUT FRANKLIN ENTERTAINMENT
Franklin Entertainment is a dynamic multi-media entertainment company that is an industry leader in developing and producing mainstream inspirational content. Helmed by producer, best-selling author and spiritual success coach, DeVon Franklin. The company has a multi-year first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox. The company has produced such hits as the animated feature film THE STAR and the inspirational true story MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN.


 Disclosure of Material Connection: I  received the above mentioned item for  mentioning this movie release on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.     
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Secret Life of Pets 2 - On Digital August 13 and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD August 27 From Universal Home Entertainment #TheSecretLifeofPets2

The perfect movie for everyone arrives home this summer with the irreverent yet heartfelt sequel to the blockbuster sensation in The Secret Life of Pets 2, debuting on Digital August 13, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand August 27, 2019.  From Illumination, the studio that brought you the original Despicable Me, Minions and Sing franchises, the highly anticipated follow up to the hit animated film led by a star-studded comedic cast reunites all of our favorite Pets and their growing families in a new chapter that explores the deep bond between them and the humans that love them. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions of the film are packed with more than 90 minutes* of bonus content only when you own, including two brand new, laugh-out-loud funny mini-movies - Super Gidget, featuring the film’s adorable Pomeranian Gidget and her best friend Max and Minion Scouts, starring everyone’s comical little helpers, the Minions. Additionally included are deleted scenes, DIY and drawing tutorials as well as a special interactive Captain Snowball Motion Comic allowing viewers to direct our boisterous bunny hero on his next move exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions!  As the dog days of summer come to an end, join this endearing cast of four-legged friends for a quality movie night of family fun with the film that uniquely reminds us of why we love our own pets and what makes them so very special.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler, Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) believes, despite the other pets’ teasing, that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.

The film features an all-star voice cast including Patton Oswalt (TV’s “A.P. Bio”), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Jenny Slate (Despicable Me 3), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Nick Kroll (Sing), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Ellie Kemper (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) in his first ever role in an animated film as new farm dog, Rooster.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL
  • Mini Movies
    • Minion Scouts – When Margo, Agnes and Edith return from Badger Scout camp, three of the Minions are entranced by the girls’ merit badges. Their own attempt at scout camp results in attracting a bear, eating poison berries and eventually blowing up a dam, creating a massive flood. But, when they arrive back home, the girls share their badges, encouraging the rest of the Minions to try their hand at scouting.

*DVD format includes over 75 minutes of bonus content  
  • Super Gidget – When Max is kidnapped by an army of squirrels, Super Gidget is the only one who can save him. It turns out that Max’s captor is a flea with the power of mind control. Gidget must use her pluckiness, strength and smarts to save her one true love…until it turns out it was all just a dream.
  • The Making of the Mini Movies – Every Illumination film is accompanied by mini movies that are a production all their own.  Each film’s directing partners will explore how the mini movies were made.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Wake Up – Max and Duke have a new morning routine with Liam.
    • Duke Explores the Farm – Duke has a funny interaction with a goat.
    • Snowball Karate – Snowball does his superhero warm up.
    • Secret Confessions – Dogs gather to talk about their deepest secrets
  • A Tapestry of a Tail: The Making Of – The plot of The Secret Life of Pets 2 involves multiple storylines ultimately coming together to create a larger than life tale. We talk with the filmmakers, editor and cast about the delicate dance of juggling multiple narratives in one movie.
  • How to Draw – Hosted by Head of Story, Eric Favela, follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn to draw Max, Snowball and Chloe
  • Frame by Frame: How to Make a Flip Book – In this DIY-style vignette, Head of Story Eric Favela will teach viewers about the essence of animation and how they can create their very own flip book animations at home.
  • Character Pods – Get a closer look at your favorite characters of The Secret Life of Pets 2 with these delightful character pods that might just give away a few more pet secrets.
    • Patton Oswalt – Max
    • Kevin Hart – Snowball
    • Eric Stonestreet – Duke
    • Jenny Slate – Gidget
    • Tiffany Haddish – Daisy
    • Lake Bell – Chloe
    • Nick Kroll – Sergei
    • Dana Carvey – Pops
    • Bobby Moynihan – Mel
    • Harrison Ford – Rooster
  • A Party Fit for a Pet – Using stop motion animation, this step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know to throw the very best party for your pet!
  • Pops’ Puppy Training School with Kevin Hart – Join Kevin Hart as he shows off his dog training skills.
  • Pets Yule Log – Sit back and relax in front of this exclusive The Secret Life of Pets 2 themed animated ‘Yule Log.’
  • Lyric Videos
    • ‘Panda’ Lyric Video
    • ‘It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Secret Life of Pets 2)’ Lyric Video

EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTrA HD & BLU-RAY
  • The Further Adventures of Captain Snowball (Interactive) – This animated ‘Motion Comic’ expands the world of our furry hero, Captain Snowball. Using a ‘superhero’ comic book style and custom animation, we discover more about the secret world of our caped crusader with a little help from our viewers. At key moments in the story, the viewer is presented with a choice: left, or right? Fight or flight? Their choice determines our hero’s next move!

EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTrA HD & BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
  • My Buddy and Me – We interview the Illumination cast and crew talking about The Secret Life of Pets 2 while holding (or trying to hold) their pets.
  • Pets with Jobs: A Documentary – We find and profile animals with special jobs – a service dog that detects when its epileptic owner is about to have a seizure; ponies that provide comfort to children with cancer; police dogs that go the extra mile to catch the bad guys. Meet some of the many animals who make the world a better place every day!
  • Relax the Cat: The Secret Life of Pets Massage – A professional pet masseuse shows the cast how to read signs of tension in their pet and use massage techniques to keep their furry babies relaxed and happy!
  • Production Pets – It takes hundreds of people to make an animated movie and a lot of those people have pets that can’t wait for them to come home. This piece is dedicated to all those faithful companions.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD+ Blu-rayTM + Digital Code). Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD will all be delivered in stunning 4K resolution.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for 4X sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio.
    • The Secret Life of Pets 2 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing a premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
  • Blu-rayTM delivers a pristine HD picture 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

July 17, 2019

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Amazon First Reads - #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members

Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads! For the month of July, Amazon Prime Members can choose TWO Free books!

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  • What You Did by Claire McGowan
  • Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining) by Vivian Barz
  • Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) by Marlowe Benn
  • The Boy Between Worlds: A Biography by Annejet der Zijl
  • Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson
  • They Could Have Named Her Anything: A Novel by Stephanie Jimenez
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July 15, 2019

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Marvel Studios Celebrates The In-Home Release of "Avengers: Endgame" with the "We Love You 3000" Tour #WeLoveYou3000

MARVEL STUDIOS CELEBRATES THE IN-HOME RELEASE OF “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” WITH THE
“WE LOVE YOU 3000” TOUR

Nine cities and 3,000 giveaways to thank fans who’ve invested 11 years in the MCU!

In celebration of the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame,” Marvel Studios and directors Anthony and Joe Russo have teamed up to launch the “We Love You 3000” Tour as a way to thank the fans who have invested so deeply in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), making it the single most successful franchise in film history.

Special guests from Marvel Studios and the MCU will visit nine U.S. cities — beginning in San Diego at Comic-Con International on July 20 and ending in Anaheim at D23 Expo 2019 the weekend of Aug. 23-25— greeting and treating fans at each tour stop.  A total of 3,000 MCU Funko Pop Vinyl Figures will be distributed to fans throughout the tour as well as additional giveaways ranging from exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints to McDonald’s vouchers for a free Happy Meal® plus an Avengers: Endgame Happy Meal toy to a MCU inspired sundaes and recipe cards courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s.

Best Buy will serve as the location for five “We Love You 3000” Tour stops, hosting in-store fan events to celebrate the nationwide release of Marvel Studios “Avengers: Endgame” on Blu-ray™ Aug. 13. Events will feature signings with Marvel Studios filmmakers and/or MCU talent; a special digital photo booth; specialty promotional giveaways, including MCU Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures and exclusive “Avengers: Endgame” prints; and much more.  Fans can also get their hands on the exclusive, limited edition "Avengers: Endgame” SteelBook and other collectable SteelBooks from the MCU at Best Buy stores across the country and on BestBuy.com.

For more information on what’s taking place in each market, visit www.Marvel.com/WeLoveYou3000.

Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #WeLoveYou3000.


FAN EVENTS/TOUR STOPS:
July 20             SAN DIEGO, Comic-Con International - Directors Anthony & Joe Russo, Writers Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and a special guest from the MCU
July 30            EVERETT, WA, Funko HQ – to be announced
Aug. 8             SAN FRANCISCO, Giants vs. Phillies at Oracle Park - Directors Anthony & Joe Russo at the San Francisco Giants’ Marvel Night
Aug. 13           MIAMI, Best Buy store – to be announced  
Aug. 13           CHICAGO, Best Buy store - Directors Anthony & Joe Russo           
Aug. 13           TORRANCE, CA, Best Buy store – to be announced                                 
Aug. 14           MINNEAPOLIS, Best Buy store - Directors Anthony & Joe Russo 
Aug. 20           CLEVELAND, Best Buy store - Directors Anthony & Joe Russo
Aug. 23-25      ANAHEIM, CA, D23 Expo 2019- to be announced


ABOUT “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” IN-HOME RELEASE:
Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.
 
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Mermaid inspired cupcakes! #Recipe

In honor of the upcoming live action Little Mermaid movie.  How about so fun mermaid inspired cupcakes? These are perfect for you little mermaid's pool parties,  birthday parties and more!


 Mermaid Cupcake Recipe
    Melt the candy melts according to package and spread them into the mermaid silicone mold and let set. 

    Bake the cupcakes according to instructions on the box. Once cool, frost with buttercream frosting. I put half of one frosting color on one side of the bag and another on the other, this way it will create a fun swirl color when you pipe the frosting on the cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, pearls, the candy shells and the mermaid tails!
      



    Buttercream Frosting Directions:

    1. Add softened butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
    2. Add powdered sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry.
    3. Add milk a little bit at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.
    4. Separate frosting into bowls and add food coloring. 
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    Prime Day Deal: All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB) - Black - only $29.99 shipped (normally 49.99)

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    Amazon Prime Deal: Fire TV 4K HD Streaming Stick w/ Alexa only $24.99 shipped (Regularly $50)

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    July 12, 2019

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    Amazon First Reads - #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members

    Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads! For the month of July, Amazon Prime Members can choose TWO Free books!

    Get early access to editors' picks. Choose one FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. This month there are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official August 1st release date.

    These are the Free books to chose from for Prime Members ($1.99 for non-Primers):
    • A Fire Sparkling by Julianne MacLea
    • What You Did by Claire McGowan
    • Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining) by Vivian Barz
    • Relative Fortunes (A Julia Kydd Novel Book 1) by Marlowe Benn
    • The Boy Between Worlds: A Biography by Annejet der Zijl
    • Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa Robinson
    • They Could Have Named Her Anything: A Novel by Stephanie Jimenez
    • Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain by Sarah VallanceKindle 
    First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.  Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99. 

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    Marvel Studios “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” releases on Digital July 30 and on BLU-RAY™ August 13

    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time. On July 30, Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, followed by a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

      Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.

    The must-own, final chapter of the 22-film MCU series, “Avengers: Endgame,” will be packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home entertainment experience. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to an exclusive extra highlighting the love story of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Peggy Carter. A physical copy of “Avengers: Endgame” is available as a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD. Fans who wish to revisit all four films in the Avengers franchise may opt for a Digital bundle, which includes “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

    BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
    Digital Exclusive:

    • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

    Blu-ray & Digital:
    • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
    • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
    • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
    • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow's journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
    • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history ... back-to-back!
    • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
    • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
    • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
    • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
    • Visionary Intro - Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
    • Audio Commentary - Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

    DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
    Product SKUs:       Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-                         
                      ray+Digital Code), Digital 4K Ultra HD (select retailers include Dolby Vision), HD, SD, DVD and                             On-Demand
    Run Time:            Approximately 181 minutes
    Rating:                           PG-13
    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Josh Brolin returns as the film’s infamous villain, Thanos.

    Marvel Cinematic Universe characters restored to the universe in “Avengers: Endgame” include Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, and Vin Diesel as Groot with Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Reprising their roles, Rene Russo returns as Frigga, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Taika Waititi as Korg, William Hurt as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.

    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is directed by Emmy Award®–winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from an original screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige produced the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

    Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); production designer Charles Wood (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Matrix”); editors Jeffrey Ford, ACE (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”), and Matthew Schmidt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”); three-time Oscar®–nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther”); and stunt coordinator Monique Ganderton (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Atomic Blonde”).
               
    ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT:
    Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2019MARVEL

    ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
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    July 9, 2019

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    New Balance Women's Running WCRUZNA2, now Only $38.99 + $1 Shipping (was 89.99)

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    July 8, 2019

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    LITTLE - Starring Marsai Martin, Regina Hall & Issa Rae - On Digital now and Blu-ray 7/9 #LittleMovie

    MARSAI MARTIN, REGINA HALL AND ISSA RAE STAR IN THE HILARIOUSLY ENTERTAINING BODY-SWAP COMEDY FROM THE PRODUCER OF GIRLS TRIP
     
    AVAILABLE NOW ON DIGITAL
    BLU-RAY, DVD AND ON DEMAND JULY 9, 2019
    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

    “WITTY AND SHARP” – TY BURR, THE BOSTON GLOBE
     
    The big boss gets a small dose of karma in LITTLE, an inventive new twist on the “body swap” comedy. The film arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on June 25, 2019 and on Blu-Ray™, DVD, and On Demand July 9, 2019 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailed by critics as “big fun” (Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV), LITTLE shines a bright light on the incredible talent of the three female leads and shows the true meaning of Black Girl Magic. This light-hearted, comedic and heartwarming film on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes packed with lively exclusive bonus features including a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, a hilarious “mockumentary” featuring Regina Hall and a special “Assistant Survival Guide” presented by Issa Rae.

    LITTLE is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Regina Hall (Girls Trip, “Black Monday”) and Marsai Martin (Black-ish) both star as Jordan Sanders — Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult self’s penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation. Issa Rae (“Insecure,” The Hate You Give) plays Jordan’s long-suffering assistant April. Using heart and humor, LITTLE teaches us to not shy away but to celebrate the greatest and most authentic versions of ourselves.

    Filled with laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end and amusing bonus content, LITTLE makes the perfect movie for a Girls Night In! The film is based on an idea by Marsai Martin, who also serves as an executive producer, alongside Regina Hall, Preston Holmes (Girls Trip, Night School), and Josh Martin. Little is directed by Tina Gordon (What Men Want, Drumline), produced by Will Packer (Girls Trip, Night School), and also stars Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”, A Bad Moms Christmas).

    Purchase LITTLE on Amazon starting July 9th!

    This is such a  fun movie.  It is a fun twist on the classic movie Big.  In that film preteens wished they could be "big". In this film, when an overworked business mogul bullies those around her, she gets a taste of her own medicine when a spell is cast and she turns "little".  Jordan the main character must now relive the worst days of her life...middle school.  There are so many life lessons in this movie, the main is that it is okay to be different and be yourself.   I have not  laughed at a movie in a while and I truly enjoyed this movie and laughed multiple times. It is PG-13 for some swearing and sexual innuendos.  We watched it with our 12 and 14 year old and it was perfectly acceptable for them.My 12 year old laughed and laughed at this film!

    If you are looking for a fun comedy, then this is for you!

    BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD and digital:
    • Gag Reel
    • More Than a LITTLE Talent – A behind-the-scenes look at the dream cast that brings Black Girl Magic to the silver screen.
    • Regina Goes Method – A look at Regina Hall’s unique approach to playing the character of Jordan Sanders.
    • Marsai Martin Presents… – Journey with Marai Martin as she tours around the set interviewing the filmmakers and crew.
    • Black Momma Whuppin’ Situation – Go behind-the-scenes of the hilarious parking lot fight with Issa Rae and Marsai Martin.
    • Issa Rae’s Assistant Survival Guide – Issa Rae shares tips for surviving a boss from hell.

    LITTLE will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
    • Blu-rayTM delivers a pristine HD picture 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.
      
    FILMMAKERS
    Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae and introducing Marsai Martin
    Music By: Germaine Franco
    Costume Designer: Danielle Hollowell
    Editor: David Mortiz, ACE
    Production Designer: Keith Brian Burns
    Director of Photography: Greg Gardiner
    Executive Producers: Marsai Martin, Josh Martin, Regina Hall, Preston Holmes
    Produced By: Will Packer PGA, Kenya Barris, James Lopez PGA
    Story By: Tracy Oliver
    Screenplay By: Tracy Oliver and Tina Gordon
    Directed By: Tina Gordon

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
    Street Date: July 9, 2019
    Selection Number: 61201636 / 61207320 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Widescreen
    Rating: Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content.
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
    Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    Run Time: 1 Hour and 48 Minutes

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: July 9, 2019
    Selection Number: 61200656 / 61201634 (CDN)
    Layers: DVD-9
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content.
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish
    Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 5.1, and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
    Run Time: 1 Hour and 48 Minutes

    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 and DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  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 Corporation.
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    Kids Bowl #Free all summer long!

    Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every Day All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!
    Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

    Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

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    Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: FREE Book for you kids in grades 1st-6th

    Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: FREE Book for you kids in grades 1st-6th
    1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
    2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between now and August 31, 2019  Find a Store
    3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
    Just check out the books we got in a previous year:

    Here are the books your kids can chose from with this reading program:

    GRADES 1 & 2
    Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
    The Mount Rushmore Calamity (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures Series #1) by Sara Pennypacker Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1) by Herman Parish
    Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar by James Dean
    Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Chez Nancy by Nancy Parent
    The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
    Jorge el curioso: De basura a tesoro (Bilingual) by H. A. Rey
    Purrmaids #1: The Scaredy Cat by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
     Sunbeam’s Shine (Unicorn Princesses #1) by Emily Bliss

    GRADES 3 & 4
    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
    CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
    Mistakes Were Made (Timmy Failure Series #1) by Stephan Pastis
    My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet by Mo O’Hara
    The Super Life of Ben Braver by Marcus Emerson Drew
    Pendous and the Camp Color War (Drew Pendous #1) by David Lewman (Adapted by) Drew PendouS
    Travels to Ancient Egypt (Drew Pendous #2) by David Lewman (Adapted by)
    Classic Starts: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Chris Tait (Adapted by)
    Judy Moody (Judy Moody Series #1) by Megan McDonald
    Judy Moody está de mal humor, de muy mal humor (Judy Moody) by Megan McDonald

    GRADES 5 & 6
    The Last (Endling Series #1) by Katherine Applegate
    Friendship List #1: 11 Before 12 by Lisa Greenwald
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1) by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
    Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
    Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale by W. Bruce Cameron
    The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2) by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson
    Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Series #1) by Roshani Chokshi
    Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1) by Ridley Pearson
    The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko