October 29, 2017

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Halloween Movie Night in with #MoviesAnywhere #AnywhereIsHere #TheDarkTower

This Halloween, why not have a movie night in and enjoy your favorite creepy, spooky, frightening movie from the comfort of your own home!    Movie lovers now have a new home for their favorite digital movies as Movies Anywhere launched recently with an unprecedented five Hollywood studios and four major digital retailers on board. Featuring films from Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios (encompassing Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment purchased or redeemed through digital retailers Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes and Vudu, Movies Anywhere brings the movies people love together to create a simple, seamless digital entertainment experience across platforms.

Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts. Movies Anywhere syncs users' libraries across their connected accounts, so consumers can watch their purchased and redeemed digital movies on an array of platforms including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices and popular browsers, with more platforms and retailers to come.
We watched Dark Tower in honor of the release of Movies Anywhere.  I can't tell you how excited I am about this app.   We have Kindles, an iPad, smart TV and a Roku stick, but in the past we weren't able to watch all our movies in one place.  The kids were limited to the movies we owned on Amazon to watch on their Kindles, and iTunes only ever worked on iProducts.   Well now we can watch our movie collection anywhere and on any device. 
The movie The Dark Tower is based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King.  The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

 I don't normally do Stephen King movies as they are too scary for my liking, but my husband convinced me that he saw preview for this movie and it looked amazing.    It was not as scary as I thought, it was actually rated PG-13, so the kids could of watched it as well.    The Dark Tower is a tower that stands against the darkness that threatens to invade the universe. As long as the tower stands, the world is safe. The mind of a child is said to hold the power to destroy the tower, thus destroying the universe.   In order for darkness to overtake the world, the Man in Black steals children  and force them to emit their "shine" to  strike the tower. 
The story focuses on Jake Chambers a boy whose dreams reveal visions of the tower, the Man in Black and the Gunslinger.  Everyone around him thinks he is crazy, but when the Man in Black wants Jake or his "shine", he must help the last gunslinger Roland defeat the Man in Black.  This story will keep you on the edge of your seats.  I am not familiar with the books this movie is based on, but I loved the movie!  I am glad I didn't chicken out and went with my husband's suggestion!
When planning a movie night, you must have the best food. So since we were staying in, it was a no brainer to make our own pizza and popcorn!  Homemade pizza is a family favorite in this house.   You just follow the directions on the dough packet mix, add sauce and your favorite toppings.   As for popcorn, we were turned onto Kernal Seasons a while back.  The adorable popcorn containers are from the Target Dollar Spot.  This way the family can each make their own flavored popcorn int their own containers!
Not only did we enjoy watching this film and having a great spread of snacks and food for the viewing of this film, but I also came up with a fun movie themed craft! DIY Candle Image Transfer!
The lanterns, skulls and pumpkins can all be bought at Target!
The Dark Tower is available in the Movies Anywhere app.  Now that I concurred one Stephen King movie, maybe I will try some more in the Movies Anywhere app!


"Movies Anywhere is a massive step forward for the consumer digital media experience, bringing the incredible film libraries of five studios together in a virtual one-stop movie-watching shop," said Karin Gilford, General Manager, Movies Anywhere, who leads an independent, dedicated cross-functional team of product, technology, marketing and other professionals. "Movies Anywhere means that consumers never have to remember where they purchased a film or which device they can watch it on, because all of their eligible movies will be centralized within their Movies Anywhere library and available across platforms through the Movie Anywhere app and website and also available at their connected digital retailers. And as Movies Anywhere continues to add more studios, retailers and platforms, the entertainment possibilities are endless."

Movies Anywhere initially features access to a library of over 7,300 digital movies, along with fresh previews and film extras from the studios responsible for such 2017 global blockbusters as Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman," Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: Homecoming," Universal's "The Fate of the Furious" and Twentieth Century Fox's "War for the Planet of the Apes."

In celebration of this exciting new digital entertainment destination, Movies Anywhere is welcoming new users with a limited-time offer to receive up to five digital movies. Activate and connect your account with one of these participating digital retailers- Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes or Vudu -and you'll receive a digital copy of both Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" (2016) and Twentieth Century Fox's "Ice Age." Connect with a second participating digital retailer and Disney's "Big Hero 6,"Universal's "Jason Bourne" and Warner Bros.' "The LEGO Movie" will be added to your digital movie collection.

Looking for some fun and frightening Halloween movie suggestions?

  • Frightening Franchises: Some of the biggest horror franchises like Alien, Conjuring, etc
  • Modern Horror: Watch the latest & greatest horror has to offer like Get Out and Split
  • Family Fright Night: family friendly spooky films like Hotel Transylvania, The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Horror Classics: scares as old as time like The exorcist and The Shining)
  • Scared Silly: horror movies with a laugh like Shaun of the Dead and  Zombieland
  • Movie Monsters: classic monster tales like The Mummy and  Kong: Skull Island
  • Science Meets Fiction: sci-fi movies like Colossal and  The Dark Tower
  • Thriller Night: movies under thriller genre like Life and  Kidnap
  • Trick or Treat: candy related movies such as Willy Wonka and  Wreck It Ralph
  • Horror Redux: horror movie remakes like The Thing and Evil Dead
  • Costume Ideas: popular Halloween character costumes such as Harry Potter, Wonder Woman and Minions
  • Never Saw it Coming: Movies with a Surprise Twist like Gone Girl and The Visit
This Halloween, why night stay in and watch a movie and make it a movie night or family movie night with the Movies Anywhere app.
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