Jun 14 2017

Why Moms Love THE BOOK OF HENRY

Opening June 16th, 2017 in Select Cities, is the long awaited story of The Book of Henry. This much anticipated film is said to capture the imagination and touch the hearts of all those who watch it. Moms especially are falling in love with this film. They are loving the relationship between mother and sons, the relationship between brothers, and the absolute roller-coaster ride this movie takes the viewer on. Check out the video below for more examples and the reasons why moms recommend and love The Book of Henry:

Be sure to check out the two other brand new clips below “My Legacy” and “Apathy”

My Legacy

Apathy

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The Book of Henry
SYNOPSIS:
Sometimes things are not always what they seem, especially in the small suburban town where the Carpenter family lives. Single suburban mother Susan Carpenter (Naomi Watts) works as a waitress at a diner, alongside feisty family friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman). Her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay) is a playful 8-year-old. Taking care of everyone and everything in his own unique way is Susan’s older son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), age 11. Protector to his adoring younger brother and tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother – and, through investments, of the family as a whole – Henry blazes through the days like a comet. Susan discovers that the family next door, which includes Henry’s kind classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler), has a dangerous secret – and that Henry has devised a surprising plan to help. As his brainstormed rescue plan for Christina takes shape in thrilling ways, Susan finds herself at the center of it.

The Book of Henry is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, Safety Not Guaranteed) from an original screenplay by acclaimed novelist Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X).

Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, and Dean Norris

Running Time: 105 minutes

MPAA Rating: PG-13


Jun 13 2017

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions {SPOILERS}

BE ADVISED: THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW


For the 20th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh!, the much beloved characters Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner, and Bakura return to the scene in the all new animated feature, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions on Digital HD today and Blu-ray/DVD June 27. A decade in the making, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, features brand new designs and an all new story by the creator of this global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi! It may be a cliche to say this, but…THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER!

Of course I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review this feature and I am here to tell you, you wont be disappointed. It was the nostalgic story I was looking for, complete with danger, friendship, and of course, a new way to play the game with battles that transcend time and space.

The movie begins with the iconic view of KaibaCorp where Seto is staring at a hologram of the Millennium Puzzle. Seto plans to find the puzzle pieces and resurrect Pharaoh Atem, the only being to defeat him in battle…so he thinks. Already, we find ourselves intertwined into Seto’s quest to be the ultimate duelist in Duel Monsters. With absolute determination to make his plan a reality, Seto uses KaibaCorp resources to find the pieces to the Millennium Puzzle However, Seto is interrupted by Diva. After a brand new type of duel called “Dimension Dueling,” Diva steals two pieces of the puzzle and gives one to his sister in order to prevent the Pharaoh from returning. Unbeknownst to Diva, his sister gives her piece to Yugi in hopes that Yugi can save her brother.

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There is an unspoken rule in Yu-Gi-Oh, all problems must be solved with a duel, where the winner gets everything. Because of the theft of these two Millennium Puzzle pieces, Seto kidnaps Yugi and Diva and forces them into a match; winner takes all. Here fans get to see an all new playing field, an all new duel disk, and brand new creature cards. WOOT! Not to mention that this brand new field is taken into the “Realm of Dimensions” for Dimension Dueling.

Unfortunately, Yugi is a noob to Dimension Dueling and he must learn as he goes in order to save his friends. And let me tell you, Dimension Dueling is no easy matter…or is that antimatter? Whatever the case, in order to summon a monster, the dueler must infuse some of his/her spirit energy into the monster to give it the power the dueler so desires. The problem is, when the monster is defeated, the dueler than takes damage equal to the power given..OUCH.

Like much of the Yu-Gi-Oh’s TV series and movies, the main theme of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions is built on friendship. Yugi will do anything to help, defend, and save his friends. The whole reason he gets pulled into the new Dimension Duels is due to the dangers his friends could and are suffering. Bakura and Joey both suffer at the hands of Diva and Yugi does everything in his power to help them. That is what I have always liked about Yu-Gi-Oh, no matter what, Yugi will always be there for his friends. It is a good message for viewers and a great base for any series.

Total everything up, and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions is am awesome nod to everything Yu-Gi-Oh is, has been, and stands for. The battles, the characters, and the story reflect what fans have come to love about Yu-Gi-Oh. I personally give it 5 stars! I know I will be watching it again.

You can grab a copy of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions by going to amazon.com.
The Blue-ray also includes:

  • “Show Us Your Cards” Featurette
  • “Dan Interview” Featurette
  • “Eric Interview” Featurette
  • “Cast’s Favorite Moments” Featurette
  • PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2017
    Title Copyright: © Kazuki Takahashi/Yu-Gi-Oh! DDMC. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: PG for sequences of fantasy action and some suggestive material
    Genre: Anime, Kids
    DVD Closed Captioned: English SDH
    Original Japanese Run Time: 89 Mins.
    English Dub Run Time: 91 Mins.
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation
    DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.78:1 Presentation
    Blu-ray Audio: English and Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital
    DVD Audio: English and Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital


    Jun 13 2017

    Guardians of the Galaxy Printable Father’s Day Cards


    With Father’s day just around the corner I thought it would be a great time to give some love to the most Galactic fathers in the Galaxy, Ego and Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. While they may not be the “best” fathers in the galaxy, Ego and Yondu have earned their title as Father. One for being the actual blood relative the other for adopting Peter so that Ego couldn’t get his god-like hands on him to destroy the little kid.

    Of course each have their faults. Yondu keeps threatening to kill the boy while Ego actually tries. It is a good thing that Peter has a new family with the Guardians, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax. Seriously, he needs some support.

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    Anyway, the father’s day cards below are free to download, then just print, create, sign and give to your father for father’s day.

    The cards feature:
    Baby Groot with “Happy Father’s Day from your cutest kid”
    Ego with “Thanks for not being an Ego. Happy Father’s Day”
    Yondu with “Happy Father’s Day to one Crazy Dad”

    To download the cards simply click the images below and save the PDF to your computer.

    To Make:
    1. Print the card out on regular paper
    2. Cut out along the Outer black boarder.
    3. Fold the card in half along the center Line above the front image
    4. Fold the card in half again along the center line to the side of the front picture. Be sure the front image is facing out.
    And it is done. All you have to do is sign it.

    For more Gardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 printables check out my blog post here: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Party Kit

    Baby Groot Father’s Day Card

    Ego Father’s Day Card

    Yondu Father’s Day Card


    Jun 09 2017

    Free Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Printable Party Kit

    In a galaxy far far away…wait…wrong story. This story actually takes place in our galaxy with the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Like many of the Guardians’ adventures, Vol. 2 is not a simple story of butterflies and rainbows, it is the struggles of learning to trust and accept each other while fighting bad guys. It is an epic story of family, friends, sacrifices and teamwork as they defend the galaxy from a nefarious plot. Even baby Groot is learning his new place in the ranks as his short-statured self attempts to help in anyway possible, although it may take him several hundred tries to get it right.

    Like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1, Vol. 2 also has a fun backdrop of music. The Awesome Mixtape #2 features, ”Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Ochestra, ”The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, ”Come A Little Bit Closer” by Jay and the Americans and many more. Get the whole mixtape from Amazon.com to play during the party for the best Guardians of the Galaxy sound.

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    For those looking to celebrate a party in the theme of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, today is your lucky day! I have created a fun party kit, which contains almost everything you could need to have the most epic party ever. The Party Kit features:

  • Banners depicting each of the main characters
  • A DIY Happy Birthday Banner
  • A Candy Box
  • A Coloring page of the mix tape
  • cupcake wrappers and toppers
  • Goodie Bag labels
  • Drink Labels
  • Invitations
  • A Snack Sign
  • A Mini Notebook
  • Name Tags
  • Photo Frames
  • A Memory Game
  • Pencil Toppers
  • A Treat Bag
  • and Toothpick Toppers
  • To download these printables simply click on the images below and save the PDF’s to your computer. Then print and create for a rockin’ good party.

    NOTE: Some of these films are very large. Be patient and let them load completely before saving the PDF.

    If you do download these printables, please consider donating to SKGaleana. These take a lot of time to create and every little bit helps keep this hobby and this blog alive.


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    Happy Birthday Banner
    Ayesha Banner
    Baby Groot Banner
    Drax Banner
    Ego Banner
    Gamora Banner
    Mantis Banner
    Nebula Banner
    Rocket Banner
    Star Lord Banner
    Yondu Banner
    Candy Box
    Coloring Page
    Mini Notebook
    Cupcake Wrappers
    Cupcake Toppers/Stickers
    Drink Labels
    Goodie bag Toppers
    Invitations
    Snack Sign Table Decor
    Name Tags
    Photo Frame Star Lord
    Photo Frame Group
    Photo Frame Baby Groot
    Memory Game
    Place Cards
    Place Cards
    Place Cards
    Place Cards
    Toothpick Toppers
    Treat Bag
    Pencil Toppers

    “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Tommy Flanagan, Laura Haddock, with Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. There are a lot of big names there and they are all worth a watch in this new movie!


    Jun 07 2017

    The El Americano Movie Review by SKGaleana


    Join Cuco in his epic mission to find El Americano, the hero of his favorite TV show, to help defend his family from thugs wanting to take over his family’s circus, in the all new animated feature Americano, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 13 from Lionsgate. Americano is said to be the first major U.S.-Mexico animated feature co-production, featuring voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Golden Globe® nominee Lisa Kudrow (Best Supporting Actress, Television, “Friends”), and Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Best Supporting Actor, Stand and Deliver, 1988), in addition to radio personalities Don Cheto, El Mandril, and Argelia Atilano.

    Americano was awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval, and after watching the film it is easy to see why. It has a simple and predictable story line that kids can follow, a few jokes for the adults in the room…when one can understand what is being said, and colorful art that will capture the imagination of all those watching the film.

    Martin & Rayito from El Americano the Movie

    I will admit, when my family and I first started watching Americano, I had a horrible time getting into it. It seemed like the beginning was dead in the water with a dull back story and several repetitive themes. After the first 30 seconds I could see the path of the film and I knew how it was going to end. Americano has a very simple story line with the main character going on a journey to find himself before realizing he has what it takes to be the hero of his own story. It isn’t a bad story line, but for adults, it’s over done. However, this is a movie for kids, and it is easy for the little ones in the room to follow. On a side note, once the crazy biker-gang entered the arena and threatened to take control of the circus, even I got sucked in to the story. It no longer mattered that I knew what was going to happen because I actually wanted to see it happen.

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    Americano also has a few jokes for the adults in the audience, which helped keep my interest. Americano may be geared towards a younger group of kids, but it allows us adults to a have a laugh every now and then. For example, apparently Cheech and Chong is a very powerful spell *wink* and El Americano looks very similar a very famous person in the US. However, my favorite line in the whole movie is what the bad guys say after Rayito, the hummingbird, states that Cuco and his friends went to find El Americano. The bad guys response: “They went for Coffee?” Of yeah, give me a coffee joke any day! It took a while to stop laughing.

    Rayito, the Hummingbird from El Americano

    I am sure there are other hilarious jokes, but the songs are all in Spanish and some of the characters only speak Spanish. If one has a limited background in the Spanish language, these jokes, plot twists, and hilarious songs are lost. However, with the simple story line the idea of what is happening can be understood, making the language less of a barrier. Also, the amazing colors kept everyone focused on the film no matter what was being said.

    The colors in Americano are absolutely stunning. It has to be one of the most colorful films I have seen with birds featuring purples, blues, reds, greens, yellows, and so much more. The colors alone are fascinating and spark the imagination of all those watching. I would call it mesmerizing.

    Paquito, a yellow canary from El Americano

    All in all. El Americanano is a wonderful family film and totally deserves the Dove Family Seal of Approval. Just be aware, it is a U.S.-Mexico animated feature co-production, so there is a mix of Spanish and English within the film. At times it is hard to understand but the story is easy to follow. Out of five stars I would give it a solid 3.5.

    For more information check out the official El Americano Website and read more about Americano on my blog here: Americano Story

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    Disclosure: SKGaleana receives products in order to conduct reviews. Unless noted otherwise, no monetary compensation was provided. I only share and recommend products or services I think will be a good fit for my readers. All the opinions are 100% my own. In exchange for referrals, some posts may contain affiliate links that I may receive commission for payment. (See more here)
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    Jun 05 2017

    Princess Palace Pet Coloring Page of Alora

    Mulan has a new Palace Pet and her name is Alora! This sea green Javan rhino wears beautiful red ribbons tied to her ears, a red ribbon collar, and a red bow tied to her turquoise tail. She is certainly strutting the latest Chinese fashions. Her Purple Tiara and cloak are a perfect accent that match her purple eyes.

    Alora’s Story:
    Mulan was on the training field sparring with Lee when a baby rhino came charging in, knocking Lee to the ground. Alora has been protecting Mulan from danger ever since that day.

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    My coloring page of Alora features the Javan rhino in her purple tiara and red ribbons. It is inspired by the Whisker Haven Furry Tail Friends Toy.

    This Printable coloring page is free to download! Then simply print and color for some Whisker Haven Fun. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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    To download The Alora Coloring Page:
    1. Click the image below
    2. Save the PDF to your computer
    3. Print, color and enjoy

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    You can download more free printable Disney Princess Palace Pets on my blog here:

    Once the page has been colored, please share. I would love to see the art and share some of them on my facebook page.


    Jun 03 2017

    Winnie the Pooh Hunny Parfait Recipe

    The rumbly in the tumbly is no more with this adorable pudding parfait snack shaped like the cuddly teddy bear, Winnie the Pooh found on family.disney.com. Simply Layer some delicious ingredients, chill it, and snack away. However, you still may have to defend this scrumptious snack from the bees.

    To watch a video on how this recipe is put together and just how cute it is, head over to family.disney.com.

    TIP: I would use smaller mason jars, these are very rich.

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    Winnie the Pooh Hunny Parfait

    • Servings: 1
    • Difficulty: easy
    • Print

    Ingredients

    • Mason jar
    • 1 banana, sliced
    • Pudding
    • Honey
    • Permanent marker
    • 5 strawberries, sliced
    • Vanilla wafers

    Photo and recipe from family.disney.com
    Directions

    1. Use a permanent marker to draw Winnie the Pooh’s face onto the mason jar. Draw two circles for his eyes, and a circle for his nose. Draw an arch shape over his nose. Draw two small arches for his eyebrows.
    2. Begin your parfait by filling the mason jar with a layer of vanilla wafers.
    3. Add a layer of pudding and drizzle some honey on top.
    4. Next you’ll add slice strawberries. The strawberries should represent Winnie the Pooh’s red shirt, so make sure this layer ends just below his face.
    5. Add a second layer of pudding.
    6. Top with sliced bananas.
    7. Add one more dollop of pudding and drizzle with honey.
    8. To finish, place two vanilla wafers halfway into the pudding as Winnie the Pooh’s ears.
    9. ENJOY!

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    Jun 02 2017

    Download All Four Pokémon GO Loading Screens

    The Pokemon Go Team has just released several of their log in screens as HD images that can fit perfectly as a phone wallpaper! I will admit, I wish they would have released the Christmas one during the holiday season. It would have been my wallpaper all winter. Hopefully this will become a regular thing. Every time they change the loading screen they will release a HD image for the fans. Crossing fingers.

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    Of course the images are missing the first ever loading image of Onix and the error Christmas image where the pokestop was not fully lit and the female had a weird pose. (seen below)

    Along with the HD images, their blog also features a sneak peek into how these image are created. Check out the process at pokemongolive.com.

    To download the HD images, right click on the image below and save the image to your computer.


    Jun 02 2017

    Download A STORK’S JOURNEY For Free TODAY


    Follow the story of a young sparrow raised as a stork, who must prove he has what it takes to be a stork. Starring the voice talents of Drake Bell, Justine “iJustine” Ezarik, and Jane Lynch, this brand new family animated film A STORK’S JOURNEY is available NOW to download for FREE on Google Play for a limited time from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

    Watch these cute clips below for a sneak peek, grab the free printable activity sheet, and then download A Stork’s Journey for free from Google Play. Seriously, that is a lot of free stuff all wrapped up in this little blog post. Take advantage while you can, because this movie will not be free forever.

    “Richard and Olga Meet Kiki”

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    “Richard Wants to Migrate to Africa”

    Free Printable Activity Sheet (Click the image and save it to your computer. Then print the activity sheet for some fun.)

    More about A Stork’s Journey:
    Take flight on a grand adventure for the whole family with debut of A Stork’s Journey for free for a limited time on Google Play, beginning June 1 from Lionsgate.

    Featuring the voice talents of Drake Bell (Superhero Movie, “Drake and Josh”), YouTube star Justine “iJustine” Ezarik, and Jane Lynch (“Glee,” Wreck-It Ralph), A Stork’s Journey follows Richard, a sparrow orphaned at birth and raised by storks who believes that he is a stork, too! But when winter comes and the storks prepare to migrate to Africa, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest with the other sparrows since he would not survive the long journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on an epic adventure, accompanied by friends big and small, to unleash his true potential and be reunited with his family.

    This family-friendly, feature-length animated adventure will be available to redeem for free* for a limited time on Google Play from June 1 to June 28, 2017. A Stork’s Journey will make its debut in theaters on June 30 and will be available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on July 4.

    *U.S. & Canadian residents only

    The Dove Foundation awarded A Stork’s Journey with 5 Dove’s, their best rating, “due to it’s originality and fun storytelling,” The film is Dove “Family-Approved” for all-ages and is “entertaining and fun for the entire family.”

    Year of Production: 2017
    Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork © 2017 Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ulysses Filmproduktion, Walking The Dog, Mélusine Productions, Den siste skilling. All Rights Reserved. Artwork and English Audio © 2016 Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
    Rating: PG for some mild peril
    Genre: Family
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English, Spanish
    Feature Run Time: 84 minutes
    DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen 1.85:1 Presentation
    DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio


    May 30 2017

    Victoria & Abdul New Poster and Epic Trailer Release

    “I am 81 years of age and have almost a billion citizens. I have been in office 62 years, making me the longest serving monarch In history.”

    An extraordinary true story comes to life in Focus Features brand new film Victoria & Abdul. When Queen Victoria becomes friends with Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India, she learns how to live again. Unfortunately, her aliance with abdul threatens her status and it becomes a fight to remain the monarch and friends with her new comrade. Victoria & Abdulwill play in select cities on September 22, 2017, expanding to more theaters on September 29, 2017. Check out the trailer below for a laugh and a more in depth look at Focus Features brand new film.

    More about Victoria & Abdul:
    Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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    Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)

    Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”), based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

    Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar


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