Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Digital HD, DVD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere 6/6

Bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations and Go Beyond the Magic & Music in Ways Like Never Before, and for the first time, experience how this film was brought to life

Beauty and the Beast arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, and Disney Movies Anywhere on June 6

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records. Fans who bring home “Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with an overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version.

A feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.

Bonus features include*:


  • Enchanted Table Read – Join the cast for the movie’s elaborately staged table read, complete with singing and dancing to live music, set pieces and more.
  • A Beauty of a Tale – Explore the process of transforming a beloved animated film into a new live-action classic.
  • The Women Behind “Beauty and the Beast” – Emma Watson introduces several of the talented women in all aspects of production who helped bring this enchanted tale to life.
  • Making a Moment with Celine Dion – Celine Dion shares what it’s like to sing “How Does a Moment Last Forever” – and be a part of the legacy of “Beauty and the Beast.”
  • From Song to Screen: Making the Musical Sequences – See what goes into making some of the best-known moments from “Beauty and the Beast.”
    • “Belle” — Filmmakers and cast reveal how it felt to shoot this memorable scene.
    • “Be Our Guest” — Discover all that went into creating this epic, primarily virtual performance.
    • “Gaston” — Join the cast for rehearsals and filming of this rousing, high-energy number.
    • “Beauty and the Beast” — You’re invited on set for the filming of this beloved, classic scene.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Introduction by Director Bill Condon — Director Bill Condon presents a collection of scenes that, for one reason or another, ended up on the cutting-room floor.
    • Gaston Courts Belle — Pleased with himself after settling a disturbance with the townspeople, a triumphant Gaston attempts to woo Belle.
    • Bread and Jam for Agathe — On her morning market rounds, Belle stops by to see Agathe, the village beggar woman.
    • Storming the Ice Gates — The angry mob of villagers, led by Gaston, overwhelms the castle’s defenses.
    • Lumière Torches LeFou — As the fight rages around them, LeFou scuffles with Plumette … until he experiences a sudden, extremely heated interruption.
    • Monsieur Toilette — LeFou escapes from the brawl into a small room, where he’s startled by a castle resident.
    • Cogsworth Rescues Lumière — When Clothilde the fishmonger threatens Lumière, Cogsworth leaps into the fray.
    • Treacle the Lasses — Three village lasses chase Chip and Froufrou – Madame Garderobe’s dog-turned-footstool – into the kitchen, where a surprise awaits.
    • LeFou and Monsieur Toilette Reunite — After the spell is broken and the castle residents are returned to human form, LeFou and his new acquaintance meet again.
  • Extended Song: “Days in the Sun” – Learn more about Beast’s childhood in an alternate version of this beautiful song, introduced by director Bill Condon.
  • “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video – Award-winning artists Ariana Grande and John Legend perform a moving version of this iconic song.
  • Making the Music Video – Go on set to capture the magic as it happens in Ariana Grande and John Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
  • Disney Song Selection – Jump directly to all your favorite songs and sing along with the movie.
    • “Belle”
    • “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Music Box)
    • “Belle” (Reprise)
    • “Gaston”
    • “Be Our Guest”
    • “Days in the Sun”
    • “Something There”
    • “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (Montmartre)
    • “Beauty and the Beast”
    • “Evermore”
    • “The Mob Sing”
    • “Beauty and the Beast” (Finale)


  • “Beauty and the Beast” Music Video

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Find Local Events to Keep Kids Active

If you are struggling to keep your kids active and make sure they get enough exercise, you might want to consider looking for some local events. These not only provide physical fitness for the kids, but can be more enjoyable as wel

If you are struggling to keep your kids active and make sure they get enough exercise, you might want to consider looking for some local events. These not only provide physical fitness for the kids, but can be more enjoyable as well.

Runs and Races

This is a really popular event that you can get your kids or your entire family involved in. There are many themed runs, like a Thanksgiving Trot that is usually a 5K or runs for charity. Some runs are just a mile or a 5k, while there are slightly longer ones like 10ks. Then there are half marathons for the kids that are really into physical fitness. The great thing about these local runs is that they often donate proceeds to a charity or other worthy cause, so you are teaching your kids about philanthropy while also making sure they are getting enough exercise. It can also be a fun way to spend some time together as a family.

Farmer’s Markets and Street Fairs

Another collection of local events that could be good for getting your kids outside and more physically active is events like street fairs or farmer’s markets. This will vary based on where you live and what the population is. Some cities and towns will have a weekly farmer’s market in the morning on the weekend, which is great because the kids aren’t in school and you can bring them for some extra exercise. If it is close enough to your home, walk to the farmer’s market, then spend some time walking around the market as well. Plus, this is the perfect time to focus on their nutrition as well by stocking up on fresh produce from local farms.

If you are struggling to keep your kids active and make sure they get enough exercise, you might want to consider looking for some local events. These not only provide physical fitness for the kids, but can be more enjoyable as wel

Get Involved in Parades

You also might want to check out the parades in town. Instead of just watching the parades, see if you can get your kids involved in them. They will be doing a lot of walking for the parade, plus leading up to it when their group needs to practice for the parade. This is also something they can do if they are involved in a sport or other activity with their school. It is another fun way to get more physical activity, be involved in the community, and have great family time.

Start keeping up with local events so that you can get your kids more involved with them.

5 Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

5 Outdoor Activities that Get the Whole Family Moving

Life is full of daily activities that keep you running from one point to the next. However, carving out time for some of the activities that get the blood pumping and the heart racing is a little bit harder to do. Finding time to be active as a family is important, not only for your health but for your relationships as well. Here are a few outside activities you can do to keep your family active.

Picnic at the park – Pack a healthy lunch and hit up one of the local parks for the afternoon. There is no better way to get your family up and moving. This is a great way to bond and has a conversation that doesn’t consist of text messages and emails. Once you finish eating, the rest of the time can consist hitting the ball around, playing at the playground, or simply chasing your kids around for a game of tag. Either way, the whole family gets some exercise and some time to connect with each other.

Take a bike ride – This is such a great way to experience the outdoors with the whole family. Safe biking paths can be found all over to make it easier and the fresh air will do everyone a world of good. Many of the biking paths will go right past a park or playground so you will be able to get some extra playtime in. Biking is a great way to get your boost your energy levels and give your legs a workout.

Roller skating – Break out the roller skates or rollerblades and hit the pavement for a breath of fresh air and some exercise that will get all the muscle groups working. Roller-skating is especially good for your heart and is considered one of the best cardio workouts you can do. Find a bike path or just skate around the neighborhood and enjoy the scenery. The kids will love it and it’s a great way to be silly and get some laughs out of everyone.

Gardening – This is a fantastic way to get outdoors and get the whole family involved and working together. The entire process – from deciding what you will plant, to picking the seeds, to digging up some dirt – will engage everyone and get them excited about the possibilities. Not only is it terrific exercise, but it’s also a great way to teach children about patience and attention to detail. It will be especially fun to keep track of the progress and see the end result.

Walking – Taking a walk around the neighborhood is a super effective cardio workout and a way to catch up and chat with members of your family. Choose a different path each time in order to give everyone some variety. Step it up a level and wear ankle or wrist weights while you walk to give yourself an added boost. Walking is a leisurely activity that can also push your limits if you choose to do so. The family time together during your walk is just an added benefit to getting in shape.

It’s often said that people give up on their fitness goals because they get bored or burnt out on the activities that they are doing. It’s so important to incorporate a variety of ways to workout so you keep going, and have fun at the same time. Each member of the family should have a say in what activities are chosen to keep it fair. Given many of outdoor activities a family has to choose from, it will be a surefire way for everyone to stay active.

5 Outdoor Activities that Get the Whole Family Moving

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review

As a mom of boys, there is one subject I am proficient in, to say the least; Star Wars. It is safe to say that a day without the theme music, a light saber of a conversation about a galaxy far, far away is a day that never was.

When the boys first saw the trailer for Rogue One, it was as if time stood still. With wide, unblinking eyes they took it all in, then their imaginations took over, they couldn’t wait to find out all of the details about the new characters and of course, the new droids!

Rogue One is set during the time of the Death Star’s debut. This is an epic and action packed story. With the super weapon coming into play the Rebel Alliance sets out to steal the plans for the Death Star.

What begins as a mission to track down the creator of the Death Star despite conflicting missions between the two main characters results in joined forces with a rebellion that can save the galaxy, if all goes according to plan.

This movie is a side story of The Star Wars series, it fills in some of the gaps in the stories and introduces fun characters. Best of all, as teased in the trailer, you get to see Darth Vader in all of his glory! He has an incredibly witty line, with Director Krennic, that in my opinion made the entire movie!

You get to meet K2S0, the outspoken and fun droid also. He is sure to give everyone a smile and a giggle during this epic tale of determination and sacrifice for the greater good of all. The film is a little over two hours, but it will hold your attention long after it has ended as you consider all of the tie-ins to the other movies and the possibilities of what is to come.

Check out the trailer here:

Bonus features include*:

  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance, and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes– – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.


Website: http://www.starwars.com/rogue-one

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YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/starwars

Get your copy of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story online today.

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See What’s New This Month on Netflix (April)

It’s the first week of April and that means Netflix is rolling out a brand new list of shows and movies that are ready to be streamed on the dates below. I am looking forward to several titles like B.F.G., The Secret Life of Pets, Disney’s Queen of Katwe (we didn’t see this in theaters), and the Gremlins. I’ve also posted below the shows with dates that Netflix is saying goodbye too so be sure to check those out.


  • A Weekend with the Family (2016)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Across the Universe (2007)
  • An American Tail (1986)
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
  • An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
  • Boy Bye (2016)
  • Born To Be Free (2016)
  • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Only for One Night (2016)
  • Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ (1971)
  • Scooby-Doo (2002)
  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
  • Thunderstruck (2012)
  • Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)
  • Trouble with the Curve (2012)
  • Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • The Tenth Man (2016)


  • The D Train (2015)


  • Chewing Gum: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Louis C.K. 2017—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • Disney’s The BFG (2016)



  • Dawn of the Croods: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Get Down: Part 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)


  • Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)


  • Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)


  • DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)


  • Chelsea: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • El Elegido (2017)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)


  • Lucas Brothers: On Drugs—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • A Plastic Ocean


  • Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Girlboss: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tales by Light: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

  • The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Prestige (2006)


  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)

  • The Secret Life of Pets (2016)


  • Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016)
  • Phantom (2013)


  • Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)


  • Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)
  • The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
  • Vir Das: Abroad Understanding—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012)
  • Trust (2010)


  • Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • A Murder in the Park (2014)
  • Casting JonBenet—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dear White People: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL


  • Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015)


Leaving 4/1/17

  • Ally McBeal: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Angel: Seasons 1 – 5
  • Better Off Ted: Season 1
  • Barbershop 2: Back in Business
  • Bones: Seasons 1 – 4
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1 – 7
  • Chaplin
  • Dollhouse: Season 1
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Firefly
  • House, M.D.: Seasons 1 – 8
  • Lie to Me: Season 1
  • Menace II Society
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Rosewell: Seasons 1 – 3
  • Snow Day
  • Stomp the Yard
  • Superman II
  • Superman III
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
  • Superman Returns
  • Superman: The Movie
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • The Boys from Brazil
  • The Escapist
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Riches: Seasons 1 – 2
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The X-Files: Seasons 1 – 9
  • Vanilla Sky

Leaving 4/3/17

  • Collateral Damage
  • The Circle

Leaving 4/7/17

  • Legit: Season 2
  • Wilfred: Season 4

Leaving 4/9/17

  • Hero

Leaving 4/10/17

  • Legit: Season 1
  • Flower Girl

Leaving 4/14/17

  • The Lazarus Effect

Leaving 4/15/17

  • A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Leaving 4/17/17

  • American Dad! Season 6

Leaving 4/26/17

  • The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

Leaving 4/30/17

  • Under the Tuscan Sun
  • The Mirror
  • Born to Defense
  • The Defender

Which title are you looking forward to streaming this month?

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Marvels Studios Doctor Strange Movie Review

Doctor Strange was a 2016 release that details the adventures of Dr. Stephen Strange, a surgeon. After being injured in an automobile accident, Dr. Strange seeks healing through both traditional and unorthodox methods. It is though the later, that his life was intertwined with a group of Mystic Guardians.
Through this meeting, Dr. Strange finds himself, guardian of a mystic portal in the city of Manhattan. With his sharp mind and access to magical tomes, he is all that stands between outwardly creatures and the gateway.
This DVD is action packed and will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is suitable for a more mature audience, as it is a thinking film and it does glorify violence. However, it is a lot of fun to watch! My husband and I enjoyed the DVD and would recommend it to others that are looking for something action packed, yet intelligent to watch!
Grab your copy on Amazon today!
Here’s a little more information on the movie.
  • Featurettes
    • A Strange Transformation – Open your eye to a new dimension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and see how the filmmakers brought one of comic books’ greatest characters to life.
    • Strange Company – Find out what it’s like for the cast to work on a Marvel film, and how Director Scott Derrickson engineered one of the most ambitious, imaginative films ever.
    • The Fabric of Reality – Take a closer look at the movie’s extraordinary sets, meticulously crafted costumes, and amazingly detailed production elements.
    • Across Time and Space – Explore the countless hours of dance and fight choreography the actors endured in preparation for their physically demanding roles.
    • The Score-cerer Supreme – Join Composer Michael Giacchino and a full orchestra during live recording sessions, and experience the movie’s mind-bending music.
  • Marvel Studios Phase 3 Exclusive Look – Get an early peek at Marvel’s spectacular upcoming films, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War.
  • Team Thor: Part 2 – See more of the hilarious partnership between Thor and his roommate Darryl in this satirical short.
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Strange Meets Daniel Drumm
    • Kaecilius Searches for Answers
    • The Kamar-Taj Courtyard
    • Making Contact
    • Lost in Kathmandu






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