Ready for Manchester Pride last night!
Kevin James is back in action as Paul Blart in the outrageous comedic sequel PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, released on Digital HD August 3 and Blu-ray™ and DVD August 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved break and heads to Las Vegas with his teenage daughter for a security guard expo. But safety never takes a holiday and when Blart stumbles upon a heist he must answer the call and once again, save the day. PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 also stars Raini Rodriguez (“Austin & Ally”), Eduardo Verastegui (Chasing Papi), Daniella Alonso (“The Night Shift”), Neal McDonough (Captain America: The First Avenger), David Henrie (Grown Ups 2) and Shirley Knight (Grandma’s Boy).
The Blu-ray features all-new bonus materials, including six deleted scenes, a gag reel and eight behind-the-scenes featurettes with Kevin James getting re-acquainted with his old friend, the Segway; a look at the filming of Le Reve; an inside look at creating the action sequences; and real-life security officer’s thoughts on the fictional Paul Blart. Included on the DVD are two behind-the scenes featurettes.
The DVD is also available as part of the PAUL BLART: MALL COP 1 & 2 DVD boxset, released on August 17.
After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart (Kevin James) has earned a well-deserved break. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.
Directed by Andy Fickman from a screenplay by Kevin James and Nick Bakay, PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 was produced by Todd Garner, Kevin James, Adam Sandler and Jack Giarraputo, with Marty P. Ewing, Ben Waisbren and Jeff Sussman serving as executive producers.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
“Security Force: The Cast of Paul Blart 2” featurette – The gang is all back with some very notable additions!
“How to Make a Movie” featurette – Director Andy Fickman gives a tour of each department on the film.
Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Features Include:
Six Deleted Scenes
“Action Adventure” – Cast and Crew talk about creating the action set pieces from the stairs to the Zip Line!
“Back in the Saddle” – Kevin James gets his bearings on his old friend, the Segway.
“Le Reve” – Go behind the scenes of La Reve as filming gets underway.
“No Animals Were Harmed” – Paul’s attacker is revealed in his natural state.
“Sales Tactics” – Sometimes nailing a line takes time. A lot of time.
“Real Cops” – Hear from Nevada’s finest about their thoughts on Blart.
PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 has a run time of approximately 90 minutes (DVD)/93 minutes (BD) and is rated PG.
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Sony pictures are giving away 3 copies of this DVD to my readers. The competition closing date is September 10th 2015. Entrants must be UK residents.
Today I am continuing with the 2nd product we were sent from the Frozen craft range at Flair PLC. This time it’s a rather pretty Jewellery box.
The Jeweellety box comes ready assembled and is made from sturdy board. It has 3 pull out drawers to keep lots of jewellery and scenes of Anna and Elsa all around it.
On the outside of the box are tiny squares with letters and the letters match a tiny coloured tile or shiny gem to stick on (a little like those sticker collage books). The tiles are really small and it can be tricky to put them on the square neatly, but when your two years old and desperate to join in; I guess you don’t always care if they go in the correct place or not.
This set also comes with shrink (bake) charms. We have had sets of these charms before tho not Frozen, so was familiar as to what they were. They look like soft plastic flexible shapes to begin with which need colouring in with pencil crayons only (supplied), just like this.
A lovely set with many things to do for young creative Frozen fans.
Buy from Amazon and most good toy stores.
Well it’s not that often that Ryan gets to review something all by his self, it’s usually me or the girls or all of us as a family. On the occasions he does get something, you can always guarantee it’s something very exciting that he loves. This time it’s the pretty famous Hexbugs , which without a doubt will once again be a big hit this Christmas.
So what are Hexbugs?
If you have children, it’s very likely you cannot escape knowing what these are, but in a nutshell they are “Micro robotic creatures” and pretty clever ones too when they want to be. They come in all shapes and sizes with lots of new ones being added year after year. They have been around since 2007 with the collections rapidly booming with some strange, unusual and rather colourful micro beasts.
Ryan was already familiar with Hexbug and has had a few since they became popular. The one drawback with Hexbug is of course their size. They are small and easily lost and easily trodden on or dropped, therefore these tiny creatures need lots of TLC to keep on going.
Ryan was recently sent 3 micro Hexbug robots. Two of these are known as Aquabots and are specifically designed for use in water. The other Hexbug robot resembles a large cockroach. The batteries are luckily already included and they can be played with straight from the box.
An on/off flick switch operates the Hexbugs. Once on it crawls and moves pretty fast and even moves on our thick living room carpet, tho it’s obviously much better on non carpeted flooring. It scuttles aroud like an insect would and the intelligent bit comes with it knowing how to get around obstacles. Rather than barging into things it seems to sense, stop and turn, it also seems to respond to voice and shouts too. Don’t ask me how, I don’t for a minute pretend to know how these things work. Watch Ryan’s video and see.
The Aquabots require water for best play. This can be the bath or a bowl and special Hexbug fish bowls can also be purchased. Ryan has a shark aquabot and also the new “Zombie” aquabot which also resembles a shark but a much fiercer one and it glows in the dark too.
And yes they actually swim like the real thing and flap their fins and tails and are clever enough not to bang into each other nor the tank sides or anything else you place in with them. I don’t think it would be a good idea to put them in with real fish tho which was suggested by Jordanna.
Anyway here’s the fish video!
I think Ryan needs a bigger tank if trying to put two in together!
Hexbugs can be found in most good toy stores and prices vary for individual models, I have found they are not overly expensive and just take care you don’t leave them on the floor as they are small and not always visible.
My 2 girls have an obsession with Frozen and anything to do with the movie. I cannot even start to count how many toys and dolls they have of Elsa and Anna as well as the DVD and the cd soundtrack. So yes you can imagine their sheer delight when yet more Frozen products arrived – and Mums sheer horror realising they were all craft items that I had to help make and build! Well okay it’s not so bad and they are fairly easy. It’s a good job Jordanna and her friends are slight better at the whole create and craft thing than me.
We received 3 products in total which are all part of the Cool Create range from Flair PLC. I thought it would be easier to put up individual posts as we go along rather than trying to fit all 3 activities into one post. First up today is the Frozen Shaker Maker and no it has nothing to do with milkshake which is what I originally thought it may be.
It is instead all about making and painting Frozen figures using plaster of Paris. If I’m being honest, this one was a little bit of a nightmare in more ways than one but we managed make one in the end.
It’s a simple enough kit, with a round shaker, Elsa and Anna moulds and the dreaded plaster mix.
You attach the shaker together and insert the Frozen moulds one at a time, that’s the easy not. Then comes time to make the plaster. This stuff gets everywhere, the shaker gets filled to a point with hot water and a bag of plaster added. Then you have to shake the shaker and the plaster is meant to become thicker and set into the mould. Unfortunately it just was not happening, it seemed to watery despite following instructions. What I then had to do to avoid wasting a bag of plaster was to open the other bag and manually mix the whole lot together in another bowl until thick and use a spoon and knife to pour the plaster into the moulds without using the shaker.
It was all I could do to not waste the stuff. They then need an hour to set. My next nightmare was mistakenly pouring unused mixture down the sink. The stuff dried hard on the sink base and around plug hole and took forever to scrape off. Then one of the moulds cracked when trying to remove it, it was stil usable tho and we did get a full mould out of it too which Jordanna painted and put on the little frame that was included.
I’m not sure if I did anything wrong to the mixture or to make it crack but this is not a set which I would choose to go and buy unfortunately as it just didn’t work for us. If your more creative it may work for you,
I have spotted this kit for £10 on Amazon and it should also be available in most good toy stores.
Little Chickie are a family run independent baby & toddler online clothing boutique. We offer a range of gorgeous clothes and gifts for newborns, babies and toddlers.
Their clothing is for ages between birth to 3 years and as Izebella is almost 3 it does mean she is at the very top end of their toddler wear. However she was sent over 2 lovely outfits which both seem to fit perfectly with lots of growing room left.
First is the Kite baby dress in s beautiful pink colour which of course happens to be Izebellas favourite colour too. It has a very pretty girly flower pattern design and also has side pockets. It’s a zip up dress and just lovely for Summer and warm weather, (just a shame we don’t get much of it).
And here she is posing as always in her new dress.
This dress costs £23.95.
Next is the Kite girls outfit in tulip tangerine. This consists of 2 pieces – cropped leggings and an appliqués tunic top. Again flower patterns but this time tulips and again the perfect Summer outfit and this one would be ok for the not so warm days too.
And here’s little Bella again once again showing off at her wall.
Little Chickie are letting the winner of this competition choose any one item they wish from their website (subject to availability) This competition is open to residents of the UK only and the closing date is September 7th 2015.
Last week we hosted our Puzzle Party, held on behalf of Ravensburger.
We were sent over a very large box containing lots of kids puzzles of varying age groups, along with some party bags and activities. I did take a photograph of everything in the box but unfortunately it’s disappeared. I do however have a picture of the box half full so you can see some of what was inside.
Ryan pretty much did a lot of the games his self with me helping, he does like to take over. After greeting guests the first activity was for the younger children to look at and make the jigsaws.
A game of pass the parcel followed and of course the prize was……. Another jigsaw.
As the end of August draws close we can now sadly look forward to the dark dreary nights bought in around the end of September… And….. Also of course our lovely angels returning to school. For Ryan, this school year brings about a big change in his life being the start of high school.
There has been so much to buy with new (expensive) uniform, shoes, bag, coat and of course stationary. The stationary bit kindly helped by the 3M range we was recently sent.
The 3m products come from two different brands, being Scotch and Post it.
The stationary essentials kit contains post it notes (especially useful for homework and notes on fridge for mum), a glue stick, index flags and Scotch magic tape.
The brightly coloured Post-it Super Sticky Notes Neon Lined Pad will help everyone to keep on-track with their to-do lists and study notes, both at school and home.
These items can be found in most stationary selling stores.