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Joy Giveaway

JOY

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See Jennifer Lawrence in her 2016 Best Actress Oscar® Winning role!

This is a great film for girls night in, mother/daughter movie night (just in time for Mother’s Day), or a date night away from the kids! I can’t wait to watch this inspirational film and am honored to share the empowering message of JOY with you! For an added dose of JOY, take a peek at the exclusive clip below featuring director, David O. Russell.

Not only did Jennifer Lawrence win the 2016 Best Actress Oscar® for her role in this film, but the cast includes heavy hitters Robert De Niro (fellow Oscar® Winner), Bradley Cooper, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen just to name a few of the actors adding their star power to this story of triumph. Here’s what director, David O. Russell has to say:

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce.

Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Oscar® Winner Jennifer Lawrence * stars with fellow Oscar® Winner Robert De Niro, **, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Elisabeth Röhm and Dascha Polanco. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

*Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress, JOY, 2016, 2012; Actress, Silver Linings Playbook.

**1980, Actor, Raging Bull; 1974, Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II.

Blu-ray Special Features

  • Joy, Strength and Perseverance
  • Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Times Talk with Maureen Dowd
  • Photo Gallery

JOY DVD, Blu-ray & Ultra HD

U.S. Rating PG-13 · Total Run Time: 124 minutes

Arriving on Digital HD April 8 and Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD, DVD May 3, 2016

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Respect Your Cat Night

Here is a picture of Tammy, the cat, getting purr-epped for Respect Your Cat Night.

Join the Respect Your Cat Night Twitter party on Monday, March 28th, from 8-10 pm ET/ 5-7 pm PT. Use the hashtag #RespectYourCat. Click here to join the puurrrtty!

Tammy’s favorite holiday is ‘Respect Your Cat Day’, and it’s right around the corner, taking place on March 28, 2016. That’s why we’d like to invite you and your cat to participate in a fun, new Twitter party in celebration of our feline friends.

At the our house, Tammy is the queen bee. We show appreciation to our lovable pal with lots of treats and fishy sweets. We show her tons of love & pamper her with occasional baths and manicures.
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Make sure to leave comments on how you show your cat appreciation and join the Cat-tacular fun! We’d love to see pictures of your feline friends, too. Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. We’ll see you at the Respect Your Cat Night Twitter Party on Monday, March 28, from 8-10 pm ET / 5-7 pm PT!

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Alvin And The Chipmunks

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RIDE ALONG WITH ALVIN, SIMON AND THEODORE

WHEN ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY ™ & DVD MARCH 15th

Everyone’s favorite singing pop stars, the Chipmunks, are back as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD March 15, 2016. As expected, this road trip adventure is full of hilarious antics that are “fun for the entire family!” (FOX TV).

Hit the road with your favorite fur balls in the funniest Alvin and the Chipmunks ever! Alvin, Simon and Theodore race to Miami on a wild road trip, but their jaunt soon takes a nutty detour, leading to hilarious hijinks and music-packed adventures across the country. The Ultimate Playlist is featured on both Blu-ray™ and DVD so you can MUNK OUT to all the top hits from all the Alvin & The Chipmunks movies!

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP Blu-ray™

MPAA Rating: PG · Genre: Comedy, Family · Total Run Time: 92 minutes

Blu-ray™ Special Features Include:

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Story So Far
  • Cue the Chipmunks: The Great Big Chipmunks Music Finale
  • Our Furry Planet
  • Alvinisms
  • WETA and the Chipmunks: Animators’ Reference Reel
  • Ultimate Playlist:
    • Music Machine
      • “Juicy Wiggle”
      • “South Side”
      • “Iko Iko”
      • “When the Saints Go Marching In/Uptown Funk”
      • “Home”
      • “Funkytown”
      • “I Love Rock N Roll”
      • “Get You Goin’”
      • “Hot N Cold”
      • “Real Wild Child”
      • “Born This Way/Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now/Firework”
    • Music Videos (with optional Sing-Along):
      • “Shake Your Groove Thing”
      • “Vacation”
      • “Bad Romance”
    • Lyric Videos:
      • “Juicy Wiggle”
      • “Uptown Munk”
      • “Wreck the Halls”
      • “Pizza Toots”
      • “I Want Chipmunks for Christmas (a.k.a. Pester Song)
  • Munk Rock
  • RedFoo “Squeaky Wiggle” Dance Instructional
  • After the Party: A Munkumentary

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The Peanuts Movie

DREAM BIG AND LAUGH ALONG WITH CHARLIE BROWN AND THE REST OF THE BELOVED PEANUTS GANG

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What could be better than Peanuts and popcorn? Fans of all ages will rejoice as everyone’s favorite eternal optimist, Charlie Brown, embarks on a heroic quest to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl – while his beagle pal Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch nemesis, the Red Baron. It’s the underdog story you’ve been waiting for!

Reconnect with Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang as you’ve never seen them before when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s THE PEANUTS MOVIE arrives on Digital HD Feb. 12 and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ & DVD March 8, 2016.

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Happy Howlidays! What Will You Give YOUR Precious Pup?

Happy Howlidays!

Every year, there comes a time when you can choose to show your pet your appreciation for all the times they cuddle with you while binge watching Netflix. If dogs could talk, they would beg for Milk Bone’s treats like kids beg to open their gifts early. The great thing about these treats is that they clean your dogs teeth while providing a delicious snack for you furry friend. Check out this adorable website, TheNosePrint.com, from Big Heart Brands who really know how to celebrate the howlidays.

You can find doggy DIY’s at TheNosePrint.com. My favorite is the Bouquet. Tasty treats? Yup. Festive? Yup. It is the perfect stocking stuffer for you favorite pal. TheNosePrint.com asked 3,000 Americans if and how they chose to include their pets in holiday traditions. According to this national survey, these are the top five reasons why people give gifts to their dogs:

 1. To express love to my dog: 72%

 2. Because it’s fun for me: 60%

 3. To help my dog feel included like a family member: 54%

 4. To give my dog a moment of happiness: 53%

 5. To feel closer and bond with my dog: 43%

 This study also showed how often dogs are involved in common Christmas traditions:

1. 48% of dog parents hang a Christmas stocking for their dog.

2. 43% of dog parents include a dog in a photo for a family holiday card.

3. 32% post photos of their dog on social media with a holiday message.

4. 29% dress up their dog in a holiday-themed costume or outfit.

5. 22% make or buy dog-themed holiday decorations.

 For more doggy holiday projects, check out: http://thenoseprint.com/article/holidog-diy-5-diys-to-make-doggy-holidays-merry-and-bright

Top 10 States That Spend the Most on Holiday Gifts for Dogs:

  1. New Jersey: $29.61 (average gift spending per dog for state residents)

 2. New York: $28.95

 3. Pennsylvania: $28.75

 4. Utah: $27.75

 5. Georgia: $27.04

 6. California: $26.07

 7. Washington: $25.81

 8. Florida: $25.13

 9. Illinois: $24.98

 10. Virginia: $24.58

In reward for being a well behaved snuggly pooch, Toby received a care package full of delicious treats. It is currently awaiting him under the tree. Let’s just say, he is quite excited to get into his presents. Wishing you and your furry friends the Happiest of Howlidays from Toby and the rest of us at EncinoMom!

Special thanks to the folks at Milk-Bone for sending us these fabulous samples of indulgences for Toby to try.


Fantastic Four Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

Fantastic Four Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

We are excited to offer this giveaway of Fantastic Four out on Blu-ray and DVD December 22h! The FANTASTIC FOUR make a triumphant return with MARVEL’s next generation of heroes — four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate universe, their physical forms altered in shocking ways. Their lives changed forever, Reed Richards (“MR. FANTASTIC”), Sue Storm (“INVISIBLE WOMAN”), Johnny Storm (“THE HUMAN TORCH”) and Ben Grimm (“THE THING”) must harness their incredible new powers and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy, the infamous DR. DOOM.

Stars Miles Teller (Whiplash)!

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Soho Cosmetic Bags Available At Walgreens

Soho Cosmetic Bags Available At Walgreens

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LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® has teamed up with Walgreens to offer consumers another daring Disney collection of cosmetic bags – this time featuring the original Villains: Maleficent, Snow White’s Evil Queen and Ursula. Available exclusively at Walgreens, the Villains collection contains six new cosmetic bags that will make being bad look so stylish.

This collection, including a weekender, organizer, train case and round top purse kit is inspired by the favorite foes of Disney’s classic tales. Known for versatile, long-lasting and on-trend cosmetic bags, LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® blends these infamously wicked characters and functional design in this latest collection to let out your dark side in style. Priced from $7.99 to $11.99.

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2 zipper heads for easy opening and closing.

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Reinforced bottom helps case stand upright for ease of use.

We received the Maleficent bag and cosmetic brush set pictured above (Amazon Affiliate link provided here for your convenience.). Lizzy K immediately laid claim to the bag! It’s lightweight and thin with a reinforced bottom and straps, large enough for all the make up a girl could want, including a hair brush and purse sized spray.

Scorch Trials Giveaway Blu-ray & DVD

Scorch Trials Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway

We are excited to offer this giveaway of Maze Runner The Scorch Trials out on Blu-ray and DVD December 15th! The Maze was just the beginning. After the harrowing adventure of escaping the maze, the Gladers find themselves right in the center of an epic mystery in MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS.  There’s more action, more excitement and more spectacular effects in this thrilling new chapter of the epic Maze Runner saga by James Dashner. 

Join us Saturday, December 12th at 5 pm PST for a live screening party on Twitter as we celebrate the upcoming DVD release with author James Dashner. We’ve laid in our extreme snacks including Zombie Jerky, Gushers and Hot Cheetos for a smoking’ hot time on a cold winter’s night. Light a fire of your own and Tweet along with us!

They may have escaped from the Maze, but Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers now face a greater challenge: searching for clues about the secret organization known as WCKD. Their journey leads them to the Scorch, a desolate wasteland filled with unimaginable dangers.  The mystery deepens at every turn as the Gladers work together to discover their purpose and battle to survive in this must-see, electrifying adventure!

Real Gladers are in line for the greatest of presents this winter, as the MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS Ultimate Fan Edition on Blu-ray includes an exclusive, 24-page printed comic-book with two new prequel stories from BOOM! Comics.  In addition, two hours of thrilling bonus content, including deleted and extended scenes will take fans further behind-the-scenes of the suspense and action-packed journey through the Scorch and more!

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Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway

May the best elf win as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios announces an outrageous holiday adventure when Santa’s Little Helper arrives on DVD and Digital HD tomorrow – Tuesday, November 17th!

We’ve got a copy for one lucky giveaway winner, too! Click the Rafflecopter giveaway link below:

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Priced at $22.98, you can purchase the DVD right now using our Amazon.com Affiliate link from $12.99. Rated PG, this holiday romp runs 91 minutes.

 

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