Saturday, June 16, 2018

Silicon Valley Season 5 #Review #Giveaway

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Available for Digital Download June 11th

Change is afoot for Richard Hendricks and the rest of the Pied Piper gang as they bring in new staff, new digs, and new anxieties, while precariously teetering on the brink of success in Silicon Valley®: Season 5, available for Digital Download on June 11th. The latest release in this Emmy® Award-winning series includes eight, 30-minute episodes and explores new dynamics for the core cast, in a season that is “tighter and better than ever” (The Week).

Nominated for more than 30 Emmy® Awards and two Golden Globes, Silicon Valley enters its fifth season with Pied Piper on an upswing as the platform’s new peer-to-peer internet garnering buzz and looking poised to make a splash. However, leadership challenges, new faces in a new office, and the looming rivalry with Hooli CEO Gavin Belson threaten to shake Richard’s confidence.

Returning series regulars include Emmy®-nominee Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks (Joshy, Godzilla King of Monsters), Zach Woods as Jared (“The Office,” The Post), Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh (The Big Sick), Martin Starr as Gilfoyle (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Party Down”), Josh Brener as ‘Big Head’ (“Maron,” “Highly Gifted”), Amanda Crew as Monica Hall (Table 19, American Murderer), Matt Ross as Gavin Belson (“Big Love,” “American Horror Story”), Jimmy O. Yang as Jian Yang (upcoming Crazy Rich Asians) and Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream (The Fosters).


OK you all know by now that comedy shows are movies are not something I watch often because I am super picky when it comes to the genre. 

At first, when I started watching Silicon Valley I really wasn't into it and actually thought it was a stupid show but it grew on me.  Sometimes you just have to start from the very beginning and just keep watching a few episodes of some shows for them to actually grow on you. 

This season wasn't one of my favourite but it was good enough to keep me watching until the very end.  The season finale could have been a satisfying series finale but I won't spoil it for you in case you didn't watch it yet.  Lucky enough the show has been renewed for a sixth season and I am glad.

I am giving Silicon Valley a 4 out of 5.  


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tomb Raider #MovieReview

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Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Own Tomb Raider on 4K UHD Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD on June 12, or Own It Early on Digital HD on May 29!


I have played a few of the games which I have enjoyed and I have watched the previous movies and I wasn't really a fan of the previous movies so I didn't really have high expectations for this movie.

Boy am I glad I saw this one and I have to say that I liked it so much that I have seen this movie twice already and I know I will be watching it again and again in the future because I absolutely love the movie.  

This movie is action-packed and has such a great story and a great ending that opens up for a sequel to this Tomb Raider version. I am so hoping there will be a sequel because I want to see Lara Croft in more adventures.

I do highly recommend this movie. 

I give this 5 out of 5. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Game of Thrones: Season 1 on 4K Ultra HD


Relive the warmer days and calmer nights of Westeros when Game of Thrones: Season 1 makes its highly-anticipated debut on 4K Ultra HD optimized for Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range on June 5th from HBO Home Entertainment.  Heralded as an “HBO triumph” (Boston Globe), Season 1 of the visually stunning fantasy epic, described as a “menacing, brutal and complex solid start” (The Guardian), includes all 10 episodes beautifully redone in 4K format to give fans the ultimate clarity and detail on HDR TVs.

A perfect gift for Father’s Day or way to kick off summer break, the 4K Ultra HD format for Game of Thrones: Season 1 comes with eye-catching key art featuring the iconic, all-powerful Iron Throne. With this release, fans and those new to the series alike can now catch more than 600 minutes of one of the most critically acclaimed first seasons of episodic television in striking clarity.

In addition to Season 1 episodes, fans can go beyond what started it all, with hours of gripping bonus features, from behind-the-scenes, making-of sequences, audio commentaries and much more.

Game of Thrones continues to be the most successful franchise in HBO history and remains the most awarded drama series in Emmy® history, with 38 Emmys® to date.

HD Bonus Features Include:
  • Animated Histories: Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.
  • Anatomy of an Episode - an in-episode experience that explores the creative minds and colossal efforts behind episode six, "A Golden Crown."
  • Cast Auditions: Watch rarely-seen footage of the cast auditioning for Game of Thrones
  • Making Game of Thrones -an exclusive 30-minute feature including never-before-seen footage from the set and interviews from the cast and crew.
  • Character Profiles - profiles of 15 major characters as described by the actors portraying them.
  • Creating the Show Open - an inside look at the creation of the Emmy-winning opening title sequence for Game of Thrones.
  • From the Book to the Screen - executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss along with author George R.R. Martin talk about the challenges of bringing Martin's epic fantasy novel to life on HBO.
  • The Night's Watch - an in-depth look at the unique order of men who patrol and protect the Wall, a 700 foot ice structure that separates the Seven Kingdoms from the darkness beyond.
  • Creating the Dothraki Language - an insightful glance into the comprehensive language created for the Dothraki people in Game of Thrones.
  • Audio Commentaries - Seven audio commentaries with cast and crew including David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Bryan Cogman, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Minahan and Alan Taylor.
  • A Digital Download code for the ten-episode season in HD.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Chef's Plate #Review

*I purchased this with my own money *

A couple of weeks ago my husband was away for work for a month but my mother was going to stay with me for 2 weeks so I decided to try Chef's Plate.

It just happened that the week I picked Chef's Plate had partnered with MasterChef Canada and the winning meal for that week was going to be one you can pick on Chef's Plate.  I am a huge fan of MasterChef Canada and when I saw what the meal was I knew I just had to get it.

I will post the meals in a bit but first here is a little bit of info about Chef's Plate.  

Chef's Plate is a Canadian meal subscription service that delivers to Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia & Manitoba.

You can pick your own plan. They have 2 people plan and family (4 people) plan. You can pick 2 meals per week, 3 meals per week or 4 meals per week. You can also pick your own recipes or you can get them to pick for you.

Each ingredient is fresh.  

Your meals are delivered to your door in special insulated boxes to keep food fresh.

OK here is what I had ordered.  I will also have photos of each recipe and photos of my final product plus what I thought of both meals.

Note: I forgot to take photos of everything but I want to mention that everything is messured for you and they give you the right amount of everything so your meal will be perfect. Only thing I needed was oils but that is something I always have on hand anyway. 

Each meals are in their own paper bags so it is very easy to get everything ready for your meal. The meats are in a more insulated area under those bags to keep it fresh.

Sticky Soy Glazed Chicken with ginger rice and miso stir-fry beans

In the photo, it doesn't look like much but it was a good portion that filled me up. I do have big square plates so it looks like there isn't much food. 

This meal was very good. It was very flavourful.  Both my mom and I liked it and I know I will be making this meal again in the near future. 

Stuffed pork with crisp potatoes, Brussel's sprouts and a baby green salad

OMG!!  Both my mom and I absolutely loved this meal. it was so darn good and flavourful.

 After we were done we both said this one we will be making again and again in the future. 
I kept the recipe card for this one and I sent my mom a copy of it so that she can make it at home later. 

We were both full after this one. 

Would I recommend Chef's Plate?  Oh heck yes I do.  I have tried a few other meal boxes and so far with all the meals I have tried I found Chef's Plate the most flavourful one and I find it has more meals that I want to make. The portions are perfect and I found the price to be decent.

I already ordered my second box and I can't wait to try my 2 meals I picked.

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