Friday, January 30, 2015

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 DVD

Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP. Order due date is March 10, 2015. Teen Titans GO!,  which consistently ranked as the #1 show for kids 6-11 on Cartoon Network has been renewed for a third season of fun and mayhem.

In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

“We are thrilled with the audience response to the youngest and funniest members of the DC Comics universe and even more excited to continue the fun with Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “With this release, fans both old and new will be able to continue to enjoy crime-fighting adventures featuring their favorite teenage super heroes.”

Episodes (11 minute runtime each):

  1. Mr. Butt
  2. Man Person
  3. Pirates
  4. I See You
  5. Brian
  6. Nature
  7. Salty Codgers
  8. Knowledge
  9. Love Monsters
  10. Baby Hands
  11. Caramel Apples
  12. Halloween
  13. Sandwich Thief

  1. Money Grandma
  2. Friendship
  3. Vegetables
  4. The Mask
  5. Slumber Party
  6. Serious Business
  7. Thanksgiving
  8. Boys vs. Girls
  9. Body Adventure
  10. Road Trip
  11. The Best Robin
  12. Mouth Hole
  13. Hot Garbage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Watermark Plus 1. 5 for Mac Review

I recently was asked to review Watermark Plus 1.5 for Mac and since I received a Mac Mini just before the Holidays I figured I would give this app a try.

Watermark Plus for Mac is a photo convertor that allows you to add text/image watermark, resize and rename numerous photos in batch or in single. The updated version 1.5.0 was tailored exactly according to the customers' wishes, retaining the merits and updating with many new features. If possible, please spare a moment to see some of its new features:

  • New watermark profiles.
  • Save custom watermarks.
  • New Script watermark - Fill your photos with text tags.
  • Inserting info stamp for text watermark.
  • Features of Single mode and Group/Ungroup ensure a proper position for all photos. 
I couldn't wait to try it so I grabbed the cutest photo of Azrael (my Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix) .   Here are a few screen captures that I took. 

It is very easy to figure it out. There are many different images and you can make the watermark a more transparent and I love that you can save the watermark that you make.

I really like this and I know I will be using it again in the future.

Do I recommend Watermark Plus 

Maya the Bee Movie

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill invite families and kids to discover the enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and join her on an exciting voyage of fantastical fun and self-discovery when “Maya the Bee Movie” debuts in select U.S. theaters for a limited engagement beginning March 8, 2015. Already a great box office success in much of the world, “Maya the Bee” Movie, based on the well-known children’s novel, offers an immersive cinematic adventure into a spectacular macroscopic world. This feature-length movie delivers wholesome family entertainment— emphasizing the importance of friendship, freedom and courage.

Directed by Alexs Stadermann (Bambi II) and produced by Studio 100 Media and Buzz Studios in association with Flying Bark Productions“Maya the Bee Movie”features the acclaimed voice talent of Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver (Animal KingdomSilver Linings Playbook),  Miriam Margolyes (Harry PotterBabe), Richard Roxburgh (Mission: Impossible II), Noah Taylor (Game of ThronesCharlie and the Chocolate Factory), Kodi Smit-McPhee (ParaNormanRise of the Planet of the Apes) and  Justine Clarke (Home and Away).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Batman vs. Robin
ON ApRIL 14, 2015

Inspired by the #1 Best-Selling Graphic Novel, Batman: The Court of Owls

BURBANK, CA (January 21, 2015) – The world is turned upside down when one of the world’s greatest super heroes – Batman – finds himself under attack by his own son in the newest DC Universe Original Movie – Batman vs. Robin. This all-new original film arrives April 14, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-Ray™ Deluxe Edition, Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The brand-new product offering, Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition, will include the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack, along with a Batman figurine in a gift set.
Batman vs. Robin will be available on Blu-rayTM Deluxe Edition for $29.96, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and on DVD for $19.98 SRP.  The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own Batman vs. Robin in Digital HD on April 14 via purchase from digital retailers.
The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary, each other! Based on the #1 best-selling graphic novel, Batman: The Court of Owls, this action-packed caper is one that fans won’t want to miss!
Television stars Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova) and Stuart Allan (Son of Batman) reprise their roles as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Robin/Damian, respectively. Adding to the celebrity-laden voice cast is Jeremy Sisto (Law & Order) as Talon, Sean Maher (Serenity) as Nightwing, and Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) as Thomas Wayne.

Batman vs. Robin Blu-rayTM and Blu-rayTM Deluxe Edition contain the following special features:
  • Gotham’s City Secret: The Mythic Court of Owls - The Court of Owls is the secret society that directly connects the past of Gotham to the current city. Are they silent guardians that are the noble benefactors or are they the malevolent force that manipulates a city toward their grand design?
  • Talons of the Owl – If the Owls are the masterminds, their instruments of destruction are their assassins. Appropriately called The Talons, these warriors are designed to carry out the will of the Owls.
  • Batman Vs. Robin Audio Commentary
  • A Sneak Peak at Justice League: Gods & Monsters – An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie with the creators and cast.
  • Bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault

Monday, January 19, 2015

Japan Crate Review

Last month I received a Japan Crate subscription box to review for all of you.  

 Every month They pick an assortment of fun and crazy candy, snacks and DIY kits from Japan and ship them to you.  

They have 3 different sized boxes you can get. There is the mini  which is $12/Month and you get 4-6 Candies , the Original which is $25/Month and you get 8-12 Candies and DIY Kits (1 DIY Kit Guaranteed)  and Premium which is $ 30.00/Month and you get 10-14 Candies and DIY Kits and 1 drink (2 DIY Kits Guaranteed).The  ship to any country, but if you are outside of the United States, your shipping will be an extra $10-$15, per crate, depending on which crate you purchase.

I received the premium crate in December and this is what I received:

Yes it came with a little manga style newsletter. I thought that was cool. 

KissMint is a gum and as you can see mine was orange flavour.  I really liked this gum 

Fu Ramune Budo are grape ramune soda whistle candies.  Both my husband and I really liked these but my dog didn't like it when we whistled.  The candy came with a cute little figure. 

Arare Nori are rice crackers wrapped in seaweed. My husband didn't want to try these but I tried one or 2 and just didn't like them at all.

Toppo Maccha Milk. Theses are green tea filled cookie sticks.  Both my husband and I loved these even though we aren't big fans of green tea.

Torokeru Peach is a yummy peach juice that loved.It is so yummy

Puzzle Choco are so yummy. Both my husband and I loved these

Spray Candy- This I wasn't fond of even though it was in soda flavour. I think maybe teenagers might like it.

Puchitto Kudamono- these little "feet" pull apart and tastes like strawberries. They are so good.

Nerikyan Land DIY candies kit - Sorry for the lack of photos of them made but I made then and forgot to take photos. These are the first DIY kit that I actually like.

Popin Cookin! DIY Sushi Kit .No photos of made ones sorry.  I just couldn't try them. Contains squid.

Do I recommend Japan Crate? Yes I do. If you love trying out different candies/snacks from Japan then I highly recommend this. 

Taste Japan December Subscription Box Review

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

In December I received a box full of Japanese snacks/candies from Taste Japan.

Taste Japan is a service which allows people all over the world taste a little bit of Japan – every month! We are a subscription service that send out a box of Japanese goodies once a month. The box is  £15 per month (approx $27 CDN) with no hidden costs or shipping fee.
They do ship to Canada and the U.S and when you order the currency conversions will be handled automatically during payment.

Here is what was in my box:

Otona no Amasa Matcha KitKat-  Green tea Kitkat were so yummy.  I am not a fan of green tea but these KitKats were good. Even my husband liked it. 

Puchipasteru are cute and so darn good.

Roll Candy- Strawberry flavoured strip of gummy candy. They are kinda like Fruit Rollups.  Similar taste I think . They were good.

Tomato Pretz- They are yummy tomato flavoured crispy biscuit sticks.  

Dorachoco is a traditional Japanese snack (doryaki) usually filled with red beans but this is a sweeter chocolate edition. It was yummy.

Kuro Gaki Biiru is a sweet beer for kids and adults alike. Put in a mug ,add water and mix.  No alcohol in it.

Chouhimoque-is a yummy coca cola flavoured stringy gum lace.  Both my husband and I really liked this one. 

Gummirando is a gummy DIY kit.  It was ok but I think this was the best DIY kit I have tried so far. 

Umaibo is a big teriyaki flavoured corn puff. I have had these before and I like that.

Collon- This was the Halloween edition .It is crispy mixed berry cream bite and I loved them.

Do I think it is worth it? Well if you want to try out different Japanese treats/candies and aren't afraid to try them then I think .  I just might purchase a subscription box or 2 in the near future . 

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Book Of Life on Bluray Giveaway

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village.
But Manolo and his equally courageous best friend Joaquin are not your typical Prince Charmings; the object of their affections is far from being your average princess; and THE BOOK OF LIFE is a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book.
Presenting a grand mythology set in visually spectacular worlds never seen before, the film brings together director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s unique visual style and a crowd-pleasing mix of adventure, action, comedy, romance and music.

Its journey to the big screen began with, appropriately enough, a friendship. Producer Brad Booker, a Reel FX development executive, had known Gutierrez for over a decade and was eager to collaborate with him. The two filmmakers knew the project needed the perfect creative partner to help guide its path.  

Fun Facts

What actors sign their own parts in the film?

The actors all sing their own parts, despite some of them having little musical experience.

What rapper stars in the movie?
Ice Cube plays the Candle Maker. Near the end of film, he says "Today was a Good Day" which was a song by Ice Cube.

What other movie do Diego Luna and Zoë Saldana also appear in together?
Diego Luna and Zoë Saldana also appear in The Terminal (2004). In both films their characters fall in love.

What cop movie do Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in?
Both Ice Cube and Channing Tatum star in the film 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street.



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up on DVD Review

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

There’s more laughs, chases and races when everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo storm back on the scene in The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up, available on DVD January 13, 2015 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). The Tom and Jerry Show, which premiered number one in its time slot on basic cable in April,* brings the legendary antics of Tom and Jerry to an all-new animated TV series. The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up is comprised of 13 episodes and will retail for $19.97 SRP.

The timeless adventures of Tom and Jerry are back in a brand-new TV show the whole family can enjoy! The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up features 13 exciting escapades featuring Tom and Jerry and their favorite pals, including Spike and Tuffy.  The pursuit takes off as Tom, Jerry and the gang fly through unfriendly skies in Just Plane Nuts. Detectives Tom and Jerry are on the case to find Spike’s missing dog bones in Bone Dry. Love is in the air when a mad scientist transports Tom and Jerry to Paris to meet a girl cat and a girl mouse in Molecular Break Up. Jerry and Tuffy cause havoc on a luxury cruise liner in Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’. These and several other hilarious episodes are featured in this entertaining set.

“With cutting-edge animation and innovative story-telling, The Tom and Jerry Show, has brought a classic cartoon to a brand-new generation of viewers,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up will delight viewers of all ages. We’re delighted to bring another entertaining Tom and Jerry release to consumers.”

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry emerged during Hollywood’s golden age of animation and became one of the most popular cartoon series in existence. The shorts focus on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him.

Featured Shorts:

·         Turn About/The Plight Before Christmas
·         Tuffy Love/Poof!
·         Top Cat/Mummy Dearest
·         Domestic Kingdom/Molecular Break Up
·         Just Plane Nuts/Pets Not Welcome
·         Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’/Road Trippin’
·         Magic Mirror/Bone Dry
·         My Bot-y Guard/Little Quacker and Mister Fuzzy Hide
·         Pipeline/No Brain, No Gain
·         Cat Napped/Black Cat
·         Hunger Strikes/Gravi-Tom
·         Ghost Party/Cat-Astrophe
·         Curse Case Scenario/Say Cheese


I have reviewed a bunch of Tom And Jerry cartoons dvds in the past few years and I have been a fan since I was a child so I couldn't pass up the chance to review The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up.

Surprisingly enough this cartoon is just as good as all the others I have seen in the pass. I think this one is probably even better than the ones I watched when I was a child.

It is very entertaining and it is something the entire family can watch together and not be bored.   It is very well done. 

 I highly recommend this DVD.  

I give this 5 out of 5

You can purchase The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 Part 2: Funny Side Up online or in stores near your. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015


4-DVD Set Contains All 14 Hilarious Episodes Remastered and Insightful Bonus Features, Including Previously Missing Scenes from the Original U.S Broadcast,
Retrospective Documentary, Best Bits, Never Before Seen-On-TV Sketches and more!


He captured the hearts of million viewers worldwide and has been called the most embarrassing man on earth. He is the character who everyone wants to help out of his sticky situations, but nobody would invite for tea.  Behold the man who is a bean, Mr. Bean!  Starring award-winning British comedy genius Rowan Atkinson (BlackadderJohnny EnglishMr. Bean's Holiday and Bean), internationally acclaimed TV series MR. BEAN, two box office hit films and animated series continue to enthrall audience worldwide and maintain universal popularity.  On March 24, 2015, Fabulous Films will release MR. BEAN: THE WHOLE BEAN 25th Anniversary Collection 4-DVD set. This highly anticipated 25th Anniversary Collection DVD set contains all 14 laugh-out-loud episodes of the beloved series, recently remastered. Special bonus features include previously missing scenes from the original U.S broadcast, a 40-minute documentary, the best bits of Mr. Bean and much more that will complete your Whole Bean.

Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll and filmed between 1990-1995,
MR. BEAN  is a series of 14 original TV programs based around the character of Mr. Bean, a grown man who seems to have been born yesterday.  Aided by his best friend Teddy, Mr. Bean stumbles from one mishap to the next, always finding complex solutions to the simplest of problems. He creates his own messes and delights audiences with his uproarious facial expressions and physical comedy.

The first episode of MR. BEAN premiered on January 1, 1990, in the UK, and ran on the ITV network until October of 1995. During its five-year run, the series gained large UK audience figures, including 18.7 million for the 1991 episode "The Trouble with Mr. Bean." The MR. BEAN series has been sold to over 200 territories worldwide and has won an International Emmy®, a Banff World Television Award and the Golden Rose of Montreux.

With the original series, starring Rowan Atkinson, feature film and an animated series, this quirky and evergreen brand is laughed at and loved on a global scale.

MR. BEAN: THE WHOLE BEAN 25th Anniversary Collection 4-DVD Set
Special Bonus Features include
·       Missing Scenes from three episodes:
Merry Christmas Mr. Bean
Do-it-yourself Mr. Bean
Back To School Mr. Bean
·       The Best Bits of Mr. Bean (72 min.)
·       40 minute documentary“The Story of Mr. Bean”
·       Never Before Seen-On-TV Sketches "bus stop" and "library"
·       Mr. Bean: The Animated Series trailer

Thursday, January 8, 2015

December Awesome BIG KID Pack Review

The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. 

Is you family into playing board games?  If you do then you might like Awesome Pack

What’s inside Awesome Pack

By handpicking products that we have thoroughly researched and tested, we assure to only send you products that are Awesome approved. We are proud to introduce you to a wide variety of exciting games and activities in order to give you that “WOW” factor every month!
Each Awesome Pack contains products from each of the following categories.
Awesomely Unique Board Games
Hands on FUN
Big fun from Little things
Awesome Activity Book and Goodies

Awesome Pack subscription is $44.99USD/$49.99CAD with free shipping.

Here is what came in my Awesome pack :

Yay!!  A Simpson miniature figure

I couldn't wait to open the packs with the figures . Here is what they were:

All in all I like my Awesome Pack but I am not sure if I would purchase a subscription box since we do not play  games (other than video games) and it is just my husband and I but if you are a family who loves playing board games and doing activities like that together then it would be perfect for you. Don't have to have young children to get this since there is the Family Pack and the Big Kid Pack and if you have pets you can get a special treat for them too .   

Do I think it is worth it? YES, if your family love playing games and are looking for new games to play.  I estimated my box to be about $60 so it is  worth it.