Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 8th!

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Get ready to pack your bags and load up the minivan for more fun with laughs and new hilariously “wimpy” mischief! In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the Heffley family road trip to Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebration takes a wild detour thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to attend a video gaming convention. Based on one of the best-selling book series of all time, this crazy, cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget!

Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
  • Making a Scene
  • Greg Heffley’s 10 Rules for the Perfect Road Trip
  • Road Games
  • Learn To Draw
  • A Decade of Wimpy Fun
  • Bloopers and Deleted Scenes
  • Deleted Animation
  • Haulin’ Through Georgia

When you purchase Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul you will also see where all the fun began, with a bonus copy of the original Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Digital HD! This offer will be available for digital, Blu-ray and DVD when you pre-order before August 1st. After August 1st, it is only available with a purchase of the Blu-ray or DVD.

Enter the Warriors Gate Movie Review


As a boy mom, there is one thing that I can count on when choosing a movie for the family to watch. If it has martial arts involved, my boys are going to be hooked!

We recently had a chance to check out the Enter the Warriors Gate film, and this was a film that captured the entire family’s interest and kept us hanging on the edge of our collective seats!

This movie has all of the elements that appeal to my boys. In the story, a teenager is magically transported to China, where he takes his video games skills and puts them to work as he becomes a Kung Fu Master.

Enter the Warrior Gate is an action packed fantasy movie with lots of thrilling martial arts. It has a lot of heart and a lot of imagination, making it ideal for families with boys!

The film has a lot of humor that will appeal to teens and tweens, and the visuals of the movie are stunning. To say it has encouraged my boys to Kung Fu train and fight each other would be an understatement! As a mom, I am okay with this as it keeps them active and they have been having a ton of fun with the idea!

If you haven’t had a chance to see this film yet, it is geared at the younger generation, but it is an enjoyable film with enough of a plot and incredible visuals to keep your attention.

 The film has suspense and a lot of heart. You can’t help but cheer for the young hero Jack in his quest to defeat the barbarian that tortures the ancient empire that is depending on Jack to save them.

My boys have been looking at every chest they see in awe, wondering if it might be the magical portal to China that they would love to transport through, to work on their budding Kung Fu Skills. In the meantime, they happy to re-enact the film while working on their training, you know, just in case they do stumble across this portal to China.

Pick up your copy today of Enter the Warriors Gate on Amazon.


  • Deleted Scene
  • “Beyond the Gate: Making Enter the Warriors Gate” Featurette
  • “The Journey East: Bridging the Cultural Divide” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Matthias Hoene

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Win Prizes This Summer with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Summer Reading Adventure

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. You can bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand on June 6. 

 And now, just like Belle loves to read, you can encourage your kids to read this summer with a special BEAUTY AND THE BEAST sponsored reading program with prizes!

Win prizes this summer by joining the 2017 Summer Reading Adventure!

WHERE: at www.dogobooks.com the largest website dedicated to kids’ reading and book reviews by-and-for children.

WHEN: May 26th to September 15th, 2017


1.Sign-up at www.dogobooks.com and create your avatar!

2.Select books to read from a Reading List of 45 books

3.Read books and write reviews of 30 words or more

4.Win Prizes:


* While supplies last

Kids can select books to read and review from the list below, and win Beauty and the Beast Prizes!

  1. Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book
  2. Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast
  3. The Blood of Olympus
  4. Beauty and the Beast (Disney Beauty and the Beast) (Read-Aloud Storybook) Rebels of the Lamp, Book 1
  5. The Lightning Thief
  6. The Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer
  7. The House of Hades
  8. A Wrinkle in Time
  9. Zodiac Legacy, Book 1
  10. Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book 2
  11. Serafina and the Black Cloak Book 1
  12. The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel
  13. Fablehaven
  14. The Unwanteds
  15. The Thirteenth Story Treehouse
  16. I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
  17. Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover
  18. Only the Good Spy Young
  19. Cinder: Book One in the Lunar Chronicles
  20. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Double Down
  21. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Old School
  22. Dork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet Sitter
  23. Dork Diaries 4: Tales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess
  24. Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
  25. Lea Dives In
  26. The One and Only Ivan
  27. Big Nate: From the Top
  28. The Giver
  29. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  30. The Thing About Jellyfish
  31. The Girl Who Circumnavigating Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making My Weird But True Fact-a-Day Fun Journal
  32. Holes
  33. Where the Red Fern Grows
  34. The Last Kids on Earth
  35. Warren the 13th
  36. The Penderwicks
  37. Smile
  38. The Invention of Hugo Cabaret
  39. Wonder

Celebrate Disney’s Bambi 75th Anniversary Edition – June 6th on Blu-Ray & DVD

Bambi DVD

As a child, I grew up with Disney movies like Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians and of course, Bambi! Being able to share these classics with my children gives me a chance to give them an appreciation for classic films in a context that they can grasp and I can relive my own glory days of getting lost in the imaginative world of Disney.

I always regale my boys with a story about my Bambi bedroom set. Yep, I had the sheets, curtains, and bedspread as a little girl! Some of you might appreciate that sentiment, as it was quite a big deal to 8 years old me!

Bambi has been released again to celebrate a special milestone, it’s 75th anniversary! Featuring the classic tale of friendship, love, coming of age as well as a lot of fun bonus content! You will be able to enjoy the timeless tale of Bambi as well as view the interview with Walt Disney discussing the challenges and victories of creating the film, deleted scenes and so much more.

Released during WWII, in 1942, Bambi grabbed the hearts of Americans and has held on for ages. This is one of the top movies in this history of animated film, even after 75 years! The artwork in Bambi is exquisite, and it took over 5 years to create the film as it is all hand drawn!

If you are looking for a way to reconnect with a story from your childhood or a way to share an appreciation for artistry with your kids, you are going to want to get a copy of this! I think that all families will want a copy of Bambi in their collection to enjoy for years to come!

On June 6th you can grab this DVD or Blu-ray to share with your family. It will be available both in store and you can get it on Disney Anywhere too.

If you have a fond memory of watching Bambi as a child, or with your children, I would love to hear about it. Also, if you happened to have the same bedroom set for a child, make sure you leave a comment to reminisce with me!

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Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received the above-mentioned products for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may also contain affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation fee in you make a purchase after clicking on the link. 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.”

What’s New on Netflix in May + Netflix Time is Anytime #streamteam

If you are just joining us I am a member of Netflix Stream Team, where I received a subscription and device where I can stream the latest movies and T.V. shows that I can share with you.

Ease into summer with some Netflix favorites making a long-awaited comeback. The sun may be out longer outside, but we won’t judge if you stay indoors to catch up on all your must-watch shows. Check out the new seasons below.

House of Cards: Season 5 (5/30), Bloodline: Season 3 (5/26), Orange is the New Black: Season 5 (6/9), Inspector Gadget: Season 3 (6/2), World of Winx: Season 2 (6/16)

Ever since the first binge four years ago, parents and kids have been able to define their TV schedules on their own terms. Thanks to Netflix, cartoons aren’t just for Saturday mornings, and Friday isn’t the only family movie night. Families are watching when and where works best for them. Comedy for breakfast? 34% of Netflix viewers choose to start their day with the cheesy jokes of Fuller House as the sun rises. And while school may be out at night, learning is at an all-time high on Netflix with documentaries being watched 24% more often after midnight. No matter how your family watches throughout the day, Netflix puts you in control so anytime is prime time.

Nothing says movies or watching TV better than Netflix. My family loves to stream all their favorites anytime, anywhere. Between the boys and myself, I must say we are big on watching our shows any chance we get. If we are in the car, no matter the distance I’m streaming the boys’ shows on my phone. If I am working I stream on my cell phone, in the car line waiting for the boys to get out of school, and at home every chance I get. We take Netflix everywhere we go.

Now that school is out streaming shows I need to catch up on is on my schedule for the summer. I’ve been waiting for Season 3 of Bloodline which was just released and now I am waiting on Season 5 House of Cards. These are two of my favorite shows that I can enjoy watching with my husband. Though we don’t do date night as often as we like, getting the kids to bed and streaming one of our shows is our time.

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From dawn to dusk, Netflix brings you the TV you want at the time you want it.

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With the power to program your favorite Netflix shows to your schedule, don’t let the fight over the remote take away valuable streaming time with the Netflix Spinner. Print and create your own spinner with the family and let fate decide what you’ll watch together next.

As a parent, trying to fit in time for entertainment can feel near impossible. Thankfully, these Netflix planner stickers courtesy of Stream Teamer CarrieElle let you plan your Netflix day ahead of time so your entertainment schedule is always up-to-date.

I would love to hear your family’s unique streaming schedule and how, when and where you watch your Netflix shows.

Netflix Original Film

War Machine

May 26

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

May 5

In the Shadow of Iris
May 1

May 12

May 12

May 19

Netflix Original Series

House of Cards
Season 5
May 30

Season 2
May 5

The Last Kingdom
Season 2
May 5

Master of None
Season 2
May 12

Anne with an E*
Season 1
May 12
*New title name

Season 3
May 26

F is for Family
Season 2
May 30

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Season 3
May 19


Streaming every Friday
May guests: Jim Parsons | Rashida Jones | Mary McCormack | Goldie Hawn |
Wanda Skyes | Priyanka Chopra | Chris Pratt | Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Netflix Original Comedy

Maria Bamford:
Old Baby

May 2

Norm MacDonald:
Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery

May 9

Simplemente Manu NNa
May 5

Tracy Morgan:
Staying Alive

May 16

Hasan Minhaj:
Homecoming King

May 23

Sarah Silverman
A Speck of Dust

May 30

Netflix Original Series for Kids

Spirit: Riding Free
Season 1
May 5

Season 3
May 5

All Hail King Julien: Exiled
Season 1
May 12

Netflix Original Documentary

The Mars Generation

May 5

Get Me Roger Stone

May 12

The Keepers
Season 1
May 19

May 19

Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower
May 26

Se habla español

Hija De La Laguna
May 2

El Apóstata
May 10

May Highlights 

Don’t Think Twice
May 1

Queen of the South
Season 1
May 9

Switched at Birth
Season 5
May 11

Series 4
May 15

Season 1
May 18

Royal Pains
Season 8
May 18

Inglourious Basterds
May 22

May 24

Marvel’s Doctor Strange
May 30

Season 12

Season 2

The Flash
Season 3

Last Call

Jurassic Park 1 – 3
May 1

Seasons 1 – 9
May 2

American Dad!
Seasons 7 – 10
May 6 – 17

Bob’s Burgers
Season 2
May 7

Anthony Bourdain:
Parts Unknown

Seasons 1 – 6
May 15

Seasons 1- 3
May 26

*Disclosure: I was provided with a product and yearly subscription to Netflix. Come back every month to enjoy more family, kid-friendly movie listings and ideas on how you can enjoy too.*


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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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