Hey there! It’s now October and that means that people will soon begin their holiday shopping. Today I’ve got a list for you of all the Disney blu-ray releases for this year so finding a great stocking stuffer will be a breeze.
•Avengers: Age of Ultron was just released last week, on October 2nd.
•Aladdin is finally set to be released on blu-ray on October 13th.
•Tomorrowland is also set to be released on October 13th.
•On November 3rd, Inside Out will finally be available. (Yes, I can’t wait for this one!!)
•November 3rd will also see the release of Toy Story That Time Forgot.
•And just in time for Christmas, Marvel’s Ant-Man will be released December 2nd.
Other titles released earlier this year and are still available for your gift list include:
For a full list of Disney movies currently available for purchase select the movies tab in your Disney Movies Anywhere app (App Store or Playstore) or try searching amazon. Not sure what the Disney Movies Anywhere app is? Check out my post here for more info.
Well, that’s all for now. What movies are on your wish list? ~Meredith ºoº
Hi everyone! This past Friday I had the pleasure (and that’s what it was!) of seeing Pixar’s newest film, Inside Out. This movie is like most of Pixar’s movies in that it, above all else, manages to tell a story with heartfelt emotion. Where it starts to stand out is that, unlike other Pixar movies in which the main character is this or that and we experience the ups and downs the character has, this movie manages to make us really feel the emotions because we ALL have these types of emotional reactions. It portrays beautifully the way our emotions tend to direct our actions. Furthermore, as so many people have already written online and other places, this movie manages to invite open and real discussions about our own emotions and provides a way to convey how our emotions dictate our actions. One of the most interesting bits about this movie is that while it’s deeper meaning is most definitely understood on a very adult level, even my barely 4yo (she turned four just a few days before) was able to grasp the concept. She was frightened and very emotionally invested, crying for a good portion of the movie. But not because she was genuinely scared of something (i.e., a big scary monster or the likes) but rather because she knew that if Joy and Sadness didn’t make it back, then Riley would be forever angry or fearful or disgusted. Furthermore, she realized that the visual representations of personality traits, portrayed as islands stored in long term memory, were actually what made Riley, Riley. This movie is really is a lovely departure from the run-of-the-mill animated features that depict princesses or animals or toys. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love those movies too. This movie however, is just so unique and different that it can’t help but be in a category of its own.
I really enjoyed Sarah’s take on the movie and I hope you didn’t miss it. My experience, since I’m not a military kid, was a little different. I’ve lived my whole life in roughly the same place, so I can’t say I exactly get what it’s like to move. I can, however, understand what it’s like to have happy memories meld into happy and sad. And I think it’s that fact that makes this movie so relatable to so many people both young and old. I lost my grandmother just over a year ago and even my 4yo has memories of her that make her both happy and sad when thinking of her great-grandmother. But please, if you haven’t seen this movie, don’t skip out on seeing it because you think this will make you sad. It’s definitely a story that ends on a happy note. So, grab our tissues and be prepared to take a roller coaster ride of emotions that will leave you sad and happy and everything in between. ~M ºoº
Hi everyone! I’ll be posting my own write-up about how my family and I reacted and enjoyed this movie, but today I’d like to send you all over to Sarah’s personal blog. She posted this yesterday and since it’s my week and it was such a great post, I’ve decided to delay my post for a day and let you read about her familial experience with the movie. If you’ve not seen the movie, I suggest you see it first. This movie is amazing and seeing it without knowing how things will play out is exciting and a story and setting this unique hasn’t been done in film in quite some time. Go and just enjoy the completely new concept and setting for yourself, then head back here for our reactions. If you’ve already seen it, then head on over to Sarah’s blog and check out what she has to say. And be sure to come back tomorrow for my own take on it. Just be sure to not bring broccoli pizza with you! Because EW!! ~M °o°
Hey howdy hey, it’s Friday!
Just a short little post to remind everyone to go check out Big Hero 6, in theaters TODAY!!! We’ll be headed to the theater later this evening and I can’t wait to report back on what I think of it. But for now, be sure to check out the official website of Big Hero 6. It’s loaded with fun info, games, and more! Please let us know what you think of the movie if you get to see it too! And don’t forget, like any other Marvel movie (yes this is Marvel and Disney animation’s first collaborative movie), definitely stay til after the credits. If you’re a Marvel fan, you know what I mean. If not, then just trust me. 🙂
And don’t forget too, that Guardians of the Galaxy is available on digital HD November 18!! Can’t wait! ~M ºoº