Thursday, January 29, 2015

You Got Served/Stomp The Yard/Gridiron Gang/Finding Forrester -- All In One DVD Collection and Under $15.00 -- Review and #Giveaway

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.

4-in-1 Urban Collection - You Got Served/Stomp The Yard/Gridiron Gang/Finding Forrester

I don't know about you, but I love when I can pick up a handful of movies on one or two DVDs like this collection. Not only does this help in not taking up too much space on the shelf, but it lets me score get movies at amazing prices.  This recent Urban 4-in-1 DVD collection, contains four movies featuring up and coming actors that have since made it big, as well as some of the greats, like Sean Connery.  If you were to buy each of these movies separately you would be looking at paying around $10.00 each.  But, when you pick up this DVD collection, which contains all four movies, you find yourself getting these great family-friendly movies for only $3.75.  This is liking renting the movies online or through those rental kiosks -- but, when you buy this DVD collection, you get to keep them! :-)

Have you seen the above movies?  I am guessing most of you have seen them or heard about them, so I will not bore you with an in depth review of each.  You can also Google each title to watch the movie trailer in case you are not familiar with a particular movie.  I will, however, say that this is a definitely a great mix of urban movies that the whole family will love sitting down together to watch.  They also offer great discussions afterwards with your older children about themes of the movies, or simply what they saw.  It is hard to get kids, especially older children, to open up.  But, I have heard from friends with older children, that it is a little easier when watching movies and talking about them afterwards.  And, unlike many of the movies out there today, these are really great in terms of age appropriateness.  Yes, some may contain mild violence, but you will not find swearing, sex or other inappropriate content filling up the television, when you sit down to watch any or all of these inspiring movies.

Prior to being sent the above 2-disc DVD collection, I had seen all but Finding Forrester. I had heard about it from friends and family, and had caught snippets here and there when I flipped through channels.  But, I finally made time the other evening with my husband to watch this movie, and couldn't get over how great it was.  I love Sean Connery, and he did an amazing job playing the mentor to Jamal.  This unlikely friendship will have you realizing just how importance friendship and guidance and support really is.  Not only did Jamal learn from William, but William also learns a thing or two about life and friendship.  I can see why so many of my friends and family talk about this movie, and I will definitely be watching it again, soon!

Here is more about the four movies that make up this 4-in-1 Urban collection, now available from Mill Creek Entertainment -- 

Disc 1
You Got Served
Starring: Marques Houston, Omari Grandberry, Jarell Houston
If You Want Respect, You’ve Got To Take It.
At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip hop crews in L.A. compete for money and respect. But when a suburban crew crashes the party, stealing their dancers-and their moves-two friends have to pull together to represent the street.

Stomp the Yard
Starring: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-YO
A Kid From The Streets. A Team With Some Heat
DJ, an underground street dancer, does not get along with the wealthier students on campus. After he decides to join an official step group he must learn to stop dancing as an individual, and start stepping as part of a team.

Disc 2
Gridiron Gang
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Szibit, L. Scott Caldwell
Outstanding…A Stand Up And Cheer Classic! The Rock Has Never Been Better.” – Steve Edwards, FOX-TV
"Gridiron Gang" tells the uplifting story of detention camp probation officer Sean Porter who creates a high-school-level football team from a ragtag group of dangerous teenage inmates as a means to teach them self-respect and social responsibility. But Porter must first overcome almost universal resistance from the powers that be -- his skeptical bosses and coaches at rival high schools who don't want their players mixing it up with convicted criminals on the football field.

Finding Forrester
Starring: Sean Connnery, Rob Brown, Anna Paquin, F. Murray Abraham
In an ordinary place, he found the one person to make his life extraordinary.
"Academy Award®-winner Sean Connery (1987, The Untouchables) stars in this powerful and unforgettable drama from acclaimed director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). With a strong cast including Academy Award®-winners F. Murray Abraham (1984, Amadeus) and Anna Paquin (1993 The Piano), the film also features rap music superstar Busta Rhymes (Shaft) and an incredible performance from talented newcomer Rob Brown.
Jamal Wallace (Brown) is a talented 16-year-old basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. William Forrester (Connery) is a reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who never gave the world a second novel. After an accidental meeting, Forrester becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor, providing guidance to help develop the young man's exceptional skills. Soon, Forrester's harsh view of the world begins to change as both men learn lessons from each other about life - and the importance of friendship."

Want to add this 4-in-1 Urban DVD collection to your family's growing DVD collection?  Then, enter my giveaway for a chance to win this DVD collection and share these 4 meaningful and oh so inspiring movies with your family come family movie night.  Good luck!

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.


  1. I would watch Gridiron Gang if I won. BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I would watch Finding Forrester first. No, I have never seen these movies.

  3. I would watch Gridiron Gang first.

  4. I would watch Gridiron Gang first.

  5. The Gridiron Gang love to watch first. thankyou, ken [email protected]

  6. I would watch You Got Served first. I remember enjoying it when I first saw it.
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  7. I entered the sipping stones giveaway.