Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nicholas Sparks' The Choice - Available ob Blu-ray and DVD May 3rd

From novelist Nicholas Sparks, the author of classic love stories The Notebook and Dear John, the year’s most moving romance, The Choice, will be available on Digital HD April 19 and on Blu-ray™ (plusDigital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on May 3 from Lionsgate. Based on Sparks’ best-selling novel, written for the screen by Bryan Sipe (Demolition), and directed by RossKatz (Adult Beginners), The Choice stars Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Maggie Grace (Taken series), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Tom Welling (TV’s “Smallville”) and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Best Actor, In the Bedroom, 2001), in a touching love story that will make viewers laugh, cry, and wonder how far they would go to keep the hope of love alive.

Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor who’s never considered a serious relationship—until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever in this unforgettably moving romance.

The home entertainment release of The Choice includes in-depth special features including audio commentary with director Ross Katz and actor Benjamin Walker, four behind-the-scenes featurettes and deleted scenes.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Avalon Lords: Dawn Rises

Build great free form cities, raise powerful armies and defeat your enemies! Conquer territories for your faction in Empire Mode, challenge your friends with custom armies in Battle Mode and conquer the map in Conflict Mode.

Key Features
  • Massive-scale combat: Avalon Lords: Dawn Rises features both single- and multiplayer battles set on expansive 3D maps.
  • Kingdom building: Players gather resources, place buildings, and raise powerful armies to defend their castles and defeat their enemies.
  • Online multiplayer support: Take to the battlefield with up to six players in Team Deathmatch or Free-For-All matches.
  • Three challenging modes of play:
    • Empire Mode: Join friends and allies to battle other player-led Factions in this rich, multiplayer campaign. Dominance is key, and controlling the most territory leads to victory.
    • Battle Mode: Use the Army Builder to form armies then pit them against other players in furious online battles!            
    • Conflict Mode: Wage war on other players by building cities, collecting resources and raising armies to conquer the map.

I had the chance to play a preview of Avalon Lords: Dawn Rises and I have to say I am impressed with it. It is fun but challenging.  This will be one I will be purchasing in the near future. 
Avalon Lords: Dawn Rises is available on Steam for Mac and PC

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 2016 Geek Fuel 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. 

What is Geek Fuel? Geek Fuel is a subscription box in the geek and gamer category. What can you expect in the subscription boxes?  Geek Toys, Collectibles, Downloadable Games , T-Shirts, Action Figures ,Exclusive Movie Posters , Comics & More.

Here is the link to where you can find how much the subscription boxes cost .  Anyone who clicks through  using my link and subscribes to  receives a bonus item. 

Here is what I received in April's box:

Doctor Who The Tenth Doctor Year Two #1 comic book

Fallen A2P Downloadable game

Captain America sticker

Smash'em Crash'em The Brawl To Settle It All! t-shirt

The Doctor Travels Through Art History coaster set.  I already have a Doctor Who coaster set but you can never have too many coasters so I am so happy with these.

First Order vinyl bobble-head.  members received either Stormtrooper or Flametrooper

Geek Fuel magazine

Every month you get a product card

So that is what I received in April's Geek Fuel box

All in all, I love this month's box and it is completely worth it because you actually get more than the amount of a month's box cost.  I estimate that this box is worth over $50 CAD .  

As you all saw, I have been reviewing Geek Fuel for a while and like any other subscription boxes there are some months I don't like as much as others but Geek Fuel is one of my favourite subscription boxes and I  have recommended them many times.

Vinyl Me Please Monthly 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. 

Here is a subscription box that is a little different than any others I have reviewed in the past. 

Vinyl Me Please is a record of the month club that sends special edition LPs  pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me Please members.  

The cost:

US : $27 monthly (month to month) -$25 monthly for 3 months - $23 monthly for 1 year subscription.

International: $44 monthly (month to month )- $40 monthly for 3 months - $38 monthly for 1 year subscription .

Every month members receive:
  • 1 LP pressed exclusively for Vinyl Me, Please members
  • An original 12”x12” art print inspired by the album
  • A custom cocktail recipe
  • Access to The Standard
  • Access to our member’s only store with discounted records, gear, and VMP merch
  • A host of other members-only benefits
I received products from past 2 boxes for review just so that you get the idea of what to expect.

In March 2016, Vinyl Me Please subscribers received :

In April 2016 Subscribers received:

I like a wide variety of music and I am always on the lookout for music that I listened to in the past and also always looking for new music I have never heard of so I was very happy with this selection that Vinyl Me Please picked for the past 2 months.  I love the prints and the posters.  I thought the cocktail recipes are a nice touch because I like drinking cocktails once in a while.

I was comparing prices and the subscription boxes are at a decent price so if you like a variety of music and are always looking for new vinyl records to add to your collection, I think this is a great subscription box for you.  

I do highly recommend it. 

Spoiler ALERT for May:

I absolutely Iove Weezer and look at the gorgeous record.  I so want to get my hands on that one.  Don't you? 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wabbit: A Looney Tunes Production Season 1 Part 1 On DVD

What’s Up Doc? More delightfully zany adventures with that carrot-crunching rabbit, Bugs Bunny! From Warner Bros. Animation, Wabbit is classic Looney Tunes with an updated look and engaging new characters. Squeaks the squirrel and Bigfoot join Bugs Bunny on his new escapades. Wabbit also features several of Bugs Bunny’s long-time, loyal Looney Tunes pals, including Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam and the Tasmanian Devil, some of whom have new roles in Bugs’ life. It’s classic Bugs Bunny in present day situations. Now a whole new generation of viewers will be introduced to the lovable antics of that adorable, wisecracking bunny.

Own it on DVD on April 26th 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Krampus Will BlurRay, DVD And Digital HD Realease Date

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family's home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive.

This movie will be available in stores near you on April 26th 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Walking Dead: Michonne Game 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. 

The Story
The Walking Dead: Michonne explores the period in the comic book timeline where Michonne leaves Rick, their group, and her katana behind, in order to deal with emotional demons that have plagued her since the beginning of the apocalypse.

The first episode, ‘In too Deep’, finds Michonne aboard ‘The Companion’, a sailing ship captained be Pete and his crew, as they look for survivors and supplies along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. When a desperate radio signal calling for help draws them to the scene of a horrific massacre, Michonne and the crew of the Companion are lead to the floating survivors’ colony of Monroe, which just may be harboring those responsible for the carnage.


I have played a few other games by TellTaleGames before.  I have so far played MindCraft: Story Mode, Back To The Future: The Game. Sam & Max and The Walking Dead: Season One and I have like each game so I was so excited to play and review The Walking Dead: Michonne.

The Walking Dead: Michonne plays just like all the other TellTaleGames and i did enjoy it episode one but I just wish there was more interactive parts. Hopefully the future episodes will be more interactive.

One big complaint about these games is that you have to wait for each episodes to come out to be able to play the rest of the game.

The Walking Dead: Michonne is avaliable on Xbox One,Xbox 360, Ps4,PS3,  PC, Mac, Android and iOS.

I give The Walking Dead: Michonne episode one a  3 1/2 out of 5.   I will try and do a review of the entire game once all the other episodes are out.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

#CSTLearningProject Twitter Party Invitation

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When I was a child ( about 8 years old) my parent got a computer but it was a Comodor 64. I used it about 5 times and I just didn't understand it because it was complicated with all the codes you have to use so I just gave up on it. Even in school our class had a Apple ( back then we called it Macintosh ) computer. It was complicated and I thought I would never understand computers.

When I was living on my own in late 1990's, my boyfriend at the time bought a computer that had Windows 98. He set it up and hooked it up to the internet and after seeing him play around on it and on the internet it didn't look as complicated so I asked if he could teach me how to use it. I was so surprised that is was easy to use and I was in awe of the internet ( dial-up internet).

I never imagined back then that technology would be like it is now. It has changed so much and it keeps changing so fast .

Each year  CST holds CST Learning Project competition  which funds new activities for children with $250,000 up for grabs. It’s part of their cool Inspired Minds program that also includes Careers 2030—a deep dive into the possible careers our kids will have. (Robot Counsellor? Data Miner? Rewilder?)

#CSTLearningProject Twitter Party

Parent Life Network and Canada Scholarship Trust (CST) Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Party and you’re invited! Join us for an hour of fun to discuss the future, robots and all of the possible jobs that will be available to our little ones. We'll be giving away $1,000 in that hour!
Date: Thursday, April 7Time: 9 p.m. EDT Hashtag: #CSTLearningProjectHosts@ParentLifeNet @CSTConsultants
Eligibility: Canada-wide
Prizing: $1,000 in prizing to be awarded.

Killjoys: Season One Releases on May 10th 2016

From the producers of Orphan Black and the creator of Lost Girl comes Killjoys. This sci-fi adventure follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters (a.k.a. Killjoys) sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants around the Quad, a system of planets on the brink of revolution. A motley crew that always has each other's back, until a dark secret threatens to tear apart their trio for good. Follow their adventures and discover their secrets with all 10 episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted.

Own it on DVD and Blu-ray on May 10th 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Geek Fuel April 2016 Spoiler Number One

Well we got our first Geek Fuel spoiler for April 2016's box and I have to say I am so happy they will be adding a Doctor Who again.

Decorating Ideas For The Beni Ourain Rug

The Beni Ourain are a group of Berber people from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. They consist of 17 different tribes. Traditionally they are shepherds and goat herders who move their herds about within the mountains. Beni Ourain rugs are made from the wool trimmed from the sheep they raised. The History In the historic area of Morocco, the rug-making tradition is as old as it is anywhere in the world and is due largely to the regional climate. These rugs are hand-woven by the women. The skill is then passed from mother to daughter throughout the generations. The elements of design in each rug are a reflection of their life events such as nature, fertility, birth, and religious beliefs, and tell the story of tribal ancestors. There are some weavers of the rugs who believe that the rugs are barriers against evil spirits in which they will include symbols of luck and tribal ceremony. Their patterns are usually black and brown lines or abstract shapes against a neutral color such as white or cream. Some other designs may include the Ancient Berber alphabet or geometric designs. Many of them do not have borders. There may be fringe, no fringe at all, or fringe on one side only. Uses Then And Now Beni Ourain rugs were used as blankets, bedspreads, saddle blankets, and sometimes to cover the body. The loose construction of the rugs made them easy to conform to the body. There is a thick and soft pile that may be deep or shallow depending on the purpose. Although Beni Ourain rugs were used as blankets, now their main use has been as a floor covering and now these soft and luxurious rugs are a designer favorite in modern design. Their minimal patterns allow for them to easily fit into any decor style. You may find them anywhere including traditional or modern rooms. They're mostly used in more neutral areas, but they certainly don't have to be. Used in the dining, bedroom, or living areas, Beni Ourain rugs can look great and add a nice touch to any room with their neutral color scheme. No need to worry about clashing colors. Beni Ourain Rug Benefits Now that they are all the rage, what are the benefits of these rugs? I can tell you that the price can be a benefit. The authentic Beni Ourain rugs can be quite expensive. Now there are less expensive versions of these rugs at a fraction of the cost that can provide the look you want. Many of the new Beni Ourain rugs now are not made in Morocco but are referred to as “Moroccan style” rugs as they were created as a variation of the original rugs. If you are thinking of getting yourself a Beni Ourain rug, you should know that the original ones are softer with more detailed design. They were never made larger than 7 feet. If you would prefer an authentic one, there are some sources out there, but be prepared for the cost. Another benefit is they are handmade. Knots are tied in a very specific way and these rugs are woven without a pattern to follow, so no two are alike and you will be receiving your very own unique pattern to add to whatever space you like.