December 08, 2014

Get On Up Now on DVD

THE RIVETING TRUE STORY OF ‘GODFATHER OF SOUL’ JAMES BROWN FROM PRODUCERS MICK JAGGER AND BRIAN GRAZER AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE HELP

GET ON UP ON DIGITAL HD DECEMBER 9, 2014 AND DVD, BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK JANUARY 6, 2015 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT




Pioneering American music icon James Brown goes from rags to rhythm-and-blues royalty in Get On Up, a spectacular portrait of the life of the charismatic performer, debuting on Digital HD on December 9, 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ on January 6, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Director Tate Taylor follows up his Oscar-nominated breakout film, The Help, with an explosively soul-packed story filled with stunning remixes of Brown’s original recordings, dramatic recreations of the singer’s memorable stage moments and a mesmerizing star performance by Chadwick Boseman (42) as “The Godfather of Soul.” The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also features over an hour of bonus material, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmakers and cast, extended and deleted scenes and additional unforgettable musical performances.


Get On Up starsChadwick Boseman (42, Draft Day) in yet another career-making performance as Brown, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Oscar®-nominee Viola Davis (The Help, “How to Get Away with Murder”), Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer (The Help, Fruitvale Station), Nelsan Ellis (The Butler, “True Blood”), Oscar-nominee Dan Aykroyd (Driving Miss Daisy, Ghostbusters), Craig Robinson (This is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine) and Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married, Baggage Claim).


James Brown’s ferocity, talent and ambition propelled him from his hardscrabble South Carolina roots to some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world, earning him a reputation as “the hardest working man in show business.” Get On Up takes audiences behind the scenes of his brilliant, six-decade-long career for an uncensored look at the turbulent forces that drove the legendary performer.


The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.
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Bonus Features on Blu-Ray™ and DVD


  • Long Journey to the Screen– Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer spent 14 years bringing Get On Up to the screen. In this short feature, they discuss why James Brown is such a compelling subject, as well as their own memories of meeting the superstar, the rocky road to the screen and how they joined forces to bring the film to life.
  • Chadwick Boseman: Meet Mr. James Brown– The filmmakers discuss why they chose Chadwick Boseman to embody the legendary ‘Godfather of Soul’ and what it took for him to learn to sing and dance (and do the splits!) like James Brown.
  • The Get On Up Family– Director Tate Taylor and producers Brian Grazer and Mick Jagger talk about the extensive search for the perfect actors to play bring James Brown’s life story to the screen.
  • Tate Taylor’s Master Class – The director’s extended take on a key scene in the film showcases the actors in an unscripted performance
  • Feature Commentary with Director and Producer Tate Taylor


Bonus Features Exclusively on Blu-Ray™


  • On Stage with the Hardest Working Man– Compare the film’s depiction of Brown’s performances in Vietnam, at the TAMI Show and the Apollo with the real thing using archival footage of the actual events.
  • The Founding Father of Funk – Producers Mick Jagger and Brian Grazer join select cast members and recording artists to talk about the real James Brown and the influence he had on the world around him.
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes
  • Full Song Performances
  • Extended Song Performances


TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Blu-ray™:

Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131466
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French

TECHNICAL INFORMATION - DVD:

Street Date: January 6, 2015
Copyright: 2015 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Numbers: 61131465
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating:PG-13 for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations.
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 / DVS DD 2.0^2 and, DTS Digital Surround 5.1 (French, Spanish)
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French





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December 06, 2014

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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.



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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

December 03, 2014

How Do You Celebrate NCAA Game Day?

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post by Global Influence.  The thoughts expressed below are mine.

Cheering on our fave NCAA teams is a family tradition.   The Three Boys and an Old Lady household is all about cheering on our fave teams but the ONLY thing Hubby and I have in common when it comes to our teams are the team colors - crimson red and white.  Hubby and his friends loves their Razorbacks and the SEC Division but it's the Big Ten for me. 

During NCAA football season, our home is full of family and friends gathered around the big screen cheering on our fave teams.  Seems everyone has their traditions when it comes to the big game.  For us it's all about the food and the gear.  Hubby loves to fire up the grill just as the game begins and by halftime the food is ready.  However, way before the mesquite wood chars, we love to suit up in our fave team gear.  

My fave is my Indiana University sweatshirt.  I've had it for over a decade and put it on every single time my team plays.  

Hubby has tons of tees and shirts of his fave team including this one he's had for years.  It's tattered and torn, there's a hole in one of the sleeves and the letters are faded but it's his favorite shirt.

Oh, he's also got another fave team shirt a friend gifted him with a few Christmases ago.  He didn't wear it much at first until he went to Hawaii.  The shirt was a hit!!!  He received so many compliments on this conversational piece of a shirt and even met a few University of Arkansas alumni while on vacation.  This shirt draws attention whenever he wears it and he loves it.   

Our Saturdays are all about NCAA College Football and we are looking forward to watching the bowl games on Christmas day!  I'm also excited to see NCAA, Walmart, Axe, Dove Men+ and Degree have partnered for a Walmart NCAA promotion and you can score a $5 Walmart gift card when you  purchase $15 of Axe, Degree, or Dove Men+ Care products in one transaction. 

Also, you could win a trip for you and a friend to a college bowl game.  How exiting!!! Click here for more info on how to enter.


November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

May you be surrounded with joy and 
love of family and friends this holiday.

November 26, 2014

Happy Holidays from Pocket Books!



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