Thursday, January 29, 2015

Relive Some of Your Favorite MythBusters Experiments with the New 10th Anniversary Collection Featuring 50 Popular Show Episodes (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Celebrate A Decade Of Truth-Finding Fun With 50 Episodes Hand-Picked By
MythBusters” Cast, Arrived On DVD January 13th





"Honoring the landmark anniversary of Discovery Channel’s mega-hit series, the MythBusters” 10th Anniversary Collection arrived on DVD, January 13 from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM).  Relive some of the most unforgettable moments of the fan-favorite reality series with this 10-disc collection that includes 50 episodes selected by the popular “MythBusters” cast. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tory Belleci will tackle more than 35 hours of debunking in this must-have anniversary collection.

Hosted by Adam and Jamie, along with Tory, Grant and Kari, “MythBusters” uses elements of the scientific method to test the validity of myths, tall tales and urban legends. The team’s combined backgrounds in animatronics, robotics, model building and prototyping arm them with the ability to create anything they need to test a myth, resulting in pulse-pounding explosions, thrilling crashes, hilarious mishaps and more.

Created by Peter Rees and produced by Beyond Television Productions, the MythBusters” 10th Anniversary Collection DVD collection will be available for the suggested retail price of $99.99.

SynopsisThe mad scientists in the MythBusters lab have cooked up their biggest concoction yet: 50 full episodes packed with the craziest, coolest and most combustible conundrums that the scientific world has to offer. Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory, and Grant will risk their limbs and eyebrows to stamp each myth with the official MythBusters seal. Serving up one huge heaping of your favorite explosive entertainment, this is one unforgettable anniversary celebration."

DVD BASICS                                                                       
Price: $99.99 (DVD)
Street Date: January 13, 2015                       
Pre-Book: December 2, 2014
UPC Number:  883476144986
Item Number: DS4498
Language:  English
Runtime: 2150 Minutes
Rating: TV-14           

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My Thoughts:

One of my all-time reality shows that I can thank my husband for turning me onto is MythBusters.  Are you a fan of this science-based show that features two brothers, Adam and Jamie, along with their assistants, testing out myths, to prove them right or wrong?  From blowing up or crashing things, you couldn't help but find your heart pumping as you watched the MythBusters come up with cool and crazy ways to test out theories, while capturing them on film.  

Every time I would sit and watch this show with my husband, I wished I had a job like Adam and Jamie, or at least could join their lab and help them with these amazingly fun experiments.  But, at least I could tune in each week to watch them testing myths, sometimes having to repeat experiments due to mishap, to test the validity of myths, tall tales and urban legends.  My favorite tests were to disprove tall tales and urban legends, as they always seemed to carry crazy, edge of your seat experiments, that I still love talking about with my husband today.

When I told my husband that they were coming out with a 10th anniversary DVD of MythBusters, the first thing my husband said was, "Boy, am I old."  He remembers watching the pilot episode and being hooked after the first show.  Ten years really does go by fast, and with a hit show like this, there is no wonder why it has lasted this long.  This is one of those shows that you can be a fan of and watch the same episode over and over again, without getting bored, or be a new viewer and tune in for the first time and be hooked and want to watch more.  Well, now new and old fans of MythBusters can get their fix of crazy cool experiments and myth debunking with this all new DVD collection, which features 50 episodes, handpicked by the MythBusters cast themselves -- so, you know that they are great!

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, this would make the perfect gift to surprise that special MythBusters fan in your life.  Or, if you are the fan, why not ask for this instead of a box of chocolate or dinner out?  You'll have a blast reliving 50 of the best episodes of MythBusters, that still have fans of the shows talking about.


Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Now Available on DVD from Shout! Factory -- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Rev Your Engines (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



Bring Home the Adventures January 13, 2015
from Shout! Factory Kids

"Rev your engines! Chuck and his friends  Digger, Handy, Rowdy, Biggs, Boomer and Flip — are back for more adventures, so get ready to throw fun into high gear! On January 13, 2015, Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios will released The Adventuresof Chuck & Friends: Rev Your Engines. The DVD features 10 exciting episodes as well as a bonus all-new sing-along, and has a suggested retail price of $12.99.

With this DVD, you’ll receive 10 new and exciting tales that are guaranteed to have you learning, laughing, singing along and, of course, revving your engines with enjoyment!

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.  

Episodes Include:
1.      Boomer The Snowplow
2.      Bridging The Gap
3.      Brother Borrowing
4.      Chuck In Charge
5.      Did You Hear?
6.      Little Big Chuck
7.      Sitter Shenanigans
8.      Special Delivery
9.      Speed Indeed
10.  The Bully

Bonus Feature: A Brand New Sing-Along!

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My Thoughts:

This DVD couldn't have come at a better time, as the snow just seems to keep falling her.  After the recent blizzard, where we got close to 3 ft. of snow, my girls, who are not big snow bunnies, preferred to stay in the warm house, snuggled up on the couch, watching movies and shows with me.  During our cuddle time, we watched a few of the episodes on this recent DVD release -- of which we had already seen prior on television, as well as a week earlier when I received this DVD to review.  But, the girls can't get enough of Chuck and Friends and could watch the same episode over and over, if I let them.

Do you have a The Adventures of Chuck & Friends in your house?  If so, this is one DVD not to miss picking up.  We own a handful of other The Adventures of Chuck & Friends DVDs that Shout! Factory has put out, but I have to say that this has the best episodes.  I have made a point after watching each one, to talk to the girls about the lessons conveyed in it, and how the girls can apply it to their lives.  This is one reason I love to watch The Adventures of Chuck & Friends with the girls, as the episodes always include positive messages and lessons that kids can learn from.


About Hasbro Studios
Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS). The studio is responsible for entertainment brand-driven storytelling for the company across television, film, commercial productions and short-form. It develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally.  Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations.  On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  The studio team also oversees the production of commercials that feature Hasbro's brands as well production of short-form content that can be seen on all of the major digital and social media platforms globally.

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com


Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES RELEASE BRAND-NEW MOBILE GAME, SPONGEBOB: SPONGE ON THE RUN



DIVE INTO A SUPER-HEROIC ADVENTURE WITH NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT PICTURES’ BRAND-NEW MOBILE GAME,
SPONGEBOB: SPONGE ON THE RUN


 
Endless runner app inspired by the upcoming The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theaters February 6th
 
"Bikini Bottom fans can venture off the beaten path with the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants game, SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run, based on the upcoming The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in theaters February 6.  Launching today globally, the app is an endless runner mobile game available now for iOS and Android and coming soon to Amazon app stores.

iPhone Screenshot 1

In the app, SpongeBob and Plankton are racing to find the lost Krabby Patty formula through 3 seaworthy locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom and a real-world beach.  When he is not running, SpongeBob is flying past obstacles with Plankton’s jetpack, floating in a bubble through a coral forest, racing through Bikini Bottom in the Patty Wagon, or has Plankton jumping through his surreal imagination.  

iPhone Screenshot 2

When the running gets tough, SpongeBob gets heroic as he transforms into Super SpongeBob.  The new upgrade allows SpongeBob to knock through any obstacle in his way without risk.
 
Features:
  • Customize SpongeBob with unique costumes like Caveman and Pirate
  • Run through iconic locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom, Jelly Fish Fields and on a real-world beach
  • Travel between locations with Plankton’s time machine

iPhone Screenshot 4

  • Become Super SpongeBob and knock everything out of SpongeBob’s path
  • Power up with Plankton using shields and magnets
  • Hilarious dialog between SpongeBob and his arch-rival Plankton
  • Compare distance and scores after your run with other players (for iOS and Amazon only)
  • Custom animation and voice-overs with SpongeBob and Plankton created just for the game
 
SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run was developed by Playside Studios, creators of the App Store’s Worldwide Editor’s Choice game Catch the Ark."
 
SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run App Preview Video: http://youtu.be/dnzHx_LC_mg
 
Get the SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run app here: www.SpongeBobMovie.com/app

In “THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER,” from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, SpongeBobSquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. Starring Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence. Produced by Paul Tibbitt and Mary Parent. Based on the series “SpongeBob SquarePants” created by Stephen Hillenburg.  Story by Stephen Hillenburg & Paul Tibbitt, screenplay by Glenn Berger & Jonathan Aibel and Paul Tibbitt and directed by Paul Tibbitt. 
 
About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B). 
 
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.