Saturday, October 17, 2015

Edward Scissorhands Celebrates 25 Years

Twenty-five years ago, my love of movies began. That's when I first saw Edward Scissorhands. My friend had seen it and wouldn't stop raving about how great it was. I reluctantly watched the movie, not expecting much from a film about a young man with scissors for hands, and I totally loved it.

It intrigued me that a movie could be dark and creepy while also being fun and heartwarming. The movie not only told a unique story but also featured stunning visuals along with dramatic music. Tim Burton worked his magic to tell a story that seemed so far from reality while also feeling like a slice of life. And now, 25 years later, it's just as magical.
Edward Scissorhands celebrates it's 25th anniversary with a beautifully remastered blu-ray that allows you to experience Tim Burton's creative process with his director's commentary. For true fans, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a 25th Anniversary Giftset that includes the 4k blu-ray version of the movie, the Digital HD version, custom paper dolls, a cookie cutter and an air freshener that smells like fresh cut grass. This would make such a fun and unique gift for that movie buff in your life!
Edward Scissorhands: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Collector's Edition

Johnny Depp delivers the performance of a lifetime as Edward, an irresistibly charming creation with razor-sharp metal hands and a heart of gold. Edward’s lonely life in a Gothic castle changes forever when he meets a kindhearted Avon Lady (Dianne Wiest), who takes him to a pastel paradise known as Suburbia. Thanks to his fantastic talents, Edward becomes a neighborhood sensation, but when he falls in love with Kim (Winona Ryder), he must go to extraordinary lengths to protect her.

The beautifully restored Edward Scissorhands: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray showcases Burton’s magical use of color, light and shadow, with clear, rich detail in even the darkest scenes. Considered Burton’s most personal and favorite work, Edward Scissorhands is one of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s most successful films. Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Makeup, the romantic dark fantasy film is recognized as a quintessential icon for Goth subculture.

Pick up your own copy of this timeless film today!
Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrating 40 Years of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Even if you've never seen it, you've probably heard some buzz about The Rocky Horror Picture Show. After 40 years, the film is definitely iconic. What started as a campy b movie in 1975 has slowly grown to be one of the most interactive films of all time with audiences dressing up and acting out the movie in theaters around the world. The movie is a bizarre mix of comedy, horror and musical that somehow comes together to create an immense amount of entertainment. And you can own all that entertainment and more in the 40th anniversary release. 

The 40th Anniversary blu-ray release includes both the US and UK versions of the film along with tons of extras. You can sing along with Rocky-oke, listen to audio commentary, watch deleted musical scenes and out takes plus so much more. You also get the Digital HD version so you can watch anywhere. There's even an Ultimate Collector's Edition that comes with fishnet stockings, pink surgical cloves and a soundtrack that would make a wonderful holiday gift for true die hard fans!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary
Get ready to do the time warp again as The Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary – the ultimate midnight movie – comes home on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 22 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an all-star cast, including: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show quickly became a pop cultural phenomenon passed down from generation to generation. 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Celebration is available to purchase now on blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Last Man on Earth: The Complete First Season {Review & Giveaway}

Apocalypse entertainment is so popular nowadays which is great for people like my husband who love intense entertainment. Unfortunately for me, I prefer lighthearted entertainment that helps me relax or laugh. Well, I finally found an apocalypse show that makes me laugh!

The Last Man on Earth centers around Phil, who has survived a virus that wiped out everyone else on earth, or so he thinks. This show is full of laughs but is also very unique. It doesn't fit with what you expect from a sitcom and I think that's what makes it so good. The dry humor is perfectly suited to the premise and the cast pulls it off flawlessly.

If you missed this show when it originally aired, no worries. The complete first season of The Last Man on Earth is available now to own on DVD. Not only do you get every episode to binge watch and then rewatch but there's also lots of extras including deleted scenes, commentaries, and a look at the creation of the show. Make sure to check out the gag reel for some extra laugh out loud moments!
The year is 2020, and after a deadly virus has swept the planet, only one man is left on earth:
Phil Miller (Will Forte). He used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He has traveled to every city, every town and every outpost in the United States, Mexico and Canada, and has found no one. As he returns to his hometown of Tucson, Phil comes to the painful realization that he is almost certainly the last living being on the face of the earth. All he wants is for someone – anyone – to find him in Tucson – preferably a woman.

I have one DVD copy of the first season of The Last Man on Earth to giveaway to a lucky reader in the US or Canada. Enter using the form below and get ready to laugh your head off!
*Disclosure - I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions expressed are my own.

Grow Your RESP With RBC {Contest}

A few weeks ago I told you about the #RESPWithRBC twitter party. It was a great success with tons of questions being answered and new information being shared. Even though I have had RESPs for 15 years, I learned several new facts. 

Did you know...
  • The government will contribute as much as $1000 per year.
  • A plan can stay open for up to 36 years and the money can be transfered to your RRSP.
  • Low income families may qualify for an additional $2000 without ever contributing.
There is so much to learn and the folks at RBC are always available to answer your questions. You can visit your local branch or check out the website to learn more. Check out this infographic to see how fast your money can grow!
To learn more visit:

To get you motivated to start saving towards your child's future, RBC is also hosting a contest. They are rewarding 4 lucky winners with $500 to use towards an RESP of their own. The contest deadline is October 4th so head over and enter right away!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fall Fun ~ Making Pixel Art With Qixels

As the cooler weather sets in and the days grow shorter, I'm on the lookout for fun ways to entertain the kids inside. Since activities that do not include tablets, phones or video games are my top priority, I was excited to try out one of the latest toys from Imports Dragon - Qixels
Qixels are little cubes (kind of like pixels) that kids use to form designs, characters or whatever they can imagine. The cubes fuse together with water creating cool works of art! We received two different sets to try. One set contained everything we needed to create designs and let them dry naturally, while the other set came with a turbo dryer to speed up the process. The turbo dryer is tons of fun to use and doesn't even need batteries. It runs purely on kid power!

The sets come with templates so you can create particular things or you can skip the template and create something from your imagination. Getting the cubes to line up straight and even was a bit of a challenge but that's all part of the fun. The kids really loved when it came time to spray their designs with water. There's a little spray bottle you use to soak the design so the cubes fuse together. When the creations are fully dry, they are easy to remove from the trays and play with or display. Some kits even come with extras so you can make little scenes with your creations!

There are several kits available including:

Qixels Theme Refill Packs: 500 cubes, 4 design templates, 1 design tray, 1 display stand, 1 display base, 2 plug in accessories, 1 big bag and thread, 1 water sprayer, 1 instruction booklet.
MSRP: $14.99

Design Creator: Includes 1200 Qixels, 1 design tray, 8 templates, 1 storage tray, 1 instruction booklet and 1 water sprayer.
MSRP: $24.99

Qixels Fuse Blaster: 500 Qixels cubes, 4 design templates, 2 design trays, 2 display stands, 2 display bases, weapon accessories, 1 big bag and thread, 1 water sprayer, 1 instruction booklet.
MSRP: $24.99

Qixels Turbo Dryer: Includes 1 turbo dryer, 1 sprayer, 2 design trays, 2 stands, 2 display cases, 2 plug in accessories, 1 bag tag and thread, 500 Qixels cubes, 1 storage tray, 1 instruction booklet. Available exclusively at Toys R Us.
MSRP: $34.99

I highly recommend this fun toy if you're looking for an engaging activity to do with the kids. If you're like me and already trying to cross holiday gifts off your list, Qixels is a great place to start!
*Disclosure-I received the product mentioned free of charge for review purposes. Opinions are my own.