Sep 212017
 

While waiting for an overdue baby was not exactly what I had expected there is an upside to everything, in this case the delayed paternity leave allows Hip Daddy to spend some of the school holidays with us at home! We all love having daddy around and it will make holiday outings a lot more fun (and of course easy). The kids are also hanging out to watch the newly released Despicable Me 3, which I will keep tucked away for a rainy afternoon:

Seeing the original Despicable Me at the cinema is still one of my kids’ favourite movie moments, the whole family loved it and we still watch it regularly. Its sequel was another big hit so I have no doubt Despicable Me 3 will live up to our expectations and deliver plenty of laughs.

If you fell in love with hilarious villain Gru you are in for a treat, as Despicable Me 3 doubles the giggles (and adventure) with the surprise arrival of Gru’s twin brother Dru. Gru’s lovely wife Lucy and his three adopted daughters Agnes, Margo and Edith generally keep Gru on the right track, but with brother Dru on the scene Gru is rediscovering just how much fun it is to be bad again.

Add to the mix a bunch of cheeky minions, sneaky disguises, clever thefts, last-minute rescues, friends, enemies and the beginning of a family bond, Despicable Me 3 promises to be full of action and adventure.

‘Despicable Me 3’ is now available on Blu-ray (RRP $44.95) and DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Despicable Me 3’ visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Apr 132017
 

One quick look at the weather forecast and it’s clear that we’re in for a cold, wet and rainy Easter break. While this yucky Autumn weather throws a spanner in the works for some of the fun outdoor stuff we had planned I am sure we’ll come up with plenty of indoor activities the kids will love. A spot of baking, a bit of making, a new book and… look:

As a mum of four little girls (and a boy) I am regularly treated to a mind-blowing (and sometimes also quite hilarious) dancing performance in our living room. They spin and they twirl, they jump and they bow, they are going to love the newly released family movie Ballerina.

In Ballerina we meet a lovely French orphan girl called Félicie who wants nothing more than to become a ballerina. It seems an impossible dream until she flees for Paris where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera House. Felicia’s inspiring journey through France and her dedication and determination to maker her biggest dream come true are absolutely heartwarming, what a great way to teach children to never give up!

‘Ballerina’ is now available on Blu-ray (RRP $44.95) and DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Ballerina’ visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Sep 132016
 

LEGO Elves

There is one thing all LEGO fans will agree on: Life with LEGO is never boring! If you enjoy the many adventures of LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Friends you’re going to love today’s LEGO news. It all starts when Emily discovers a magical destination that is out of this world… Meet LEGO Elves:

LEGO Elves DVD

All the excitement is happening in a far-away place called Elvendale, home to four special LEGO Elves called Azari, Naida, Farran and Aira. Their very first adventure LEGO Elves: Unite the Magic starts when Emily, whom we know from LEGO Friends, accidentally makes her way into this fantasy kingdom. The mystical elves are determined to find the lost portal and return Emily safely back home, but first they have to outsmart elf witch Ragana!

‘LEGO Elves: Unite the Magic’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures and to take a closer look at ‘LEGO Elves: Unite the Magic’ visit www.theviewingloungestore.com.au.

To celebrate the release of the brand new LEGO Elves series Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is offering one lucky mother the unique chance to have her and her daughter illustrated and transformed into exciting elves! Along with this personalised LEGO Elves portrait, the winner will also receive their very own LEGO Elves toy and the ‘LEGO Elves: Unite the Magic’ DVD.

Entries close October 13, 2016 and one winner will be chosen across all participating blogs. Competition is open to Australian residents only.

For your chance to win this amazing prize please leave a comment below answering the following question:

In 25 words or less, tell us why your daughter deserves to win the personalised LEGO Elves portrait.

Jun 162016
 

Lego Friends

A quick look at the calendar shows that Winter Solstice (the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year) is just a few days away and I sure am feeling it. It’s going to be one cold and dark weekend so we’ll be snuggling up inside with the wood heater burning and a nice movie on. If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous movie for the kids you’ll love this new LEGO Friends release:

Lego Friends DVD

Loveable LEGO friends Olivia, Emma, Andrea, Mia and Stephanie have teamed up for two brand new adventures in LEGO Friends: Keepin’ It Real & Roomies. Come join these giggly girlfriends as they learn all about clever thinking, honesty, working together, determination and friendship:

In Keeping’ It Real the LEGO girls are in desperate need of an amazing project or their ‘What’s At Heart’ webcast will be cancelled. A super cool ‘rockumentary’ about Livi, Heartlake City’s own mega-pop star, could be just the showstopper they are looking for. Sadly it is not all that simple and after a few mishaps from the girls Livi’s future as a pop star is on the line. It’s time to focus on what’s really important and work as a team to rescue Livi’s career and get their webcast in the air.

A whole week of room sharing with your biggest enemy, there is no way Lego Friend Stephanie will happily spend  7 days with Tanya. Stephanie immediately gets her thinking cap on, determined to do everything possible to close the door on her unwanted guest. Unfortunately her mission ends with tears as Tanya gets injured and Stephanie’s guilty conscience sees her looking after the poor patient. But is Tanya sad and sore or is she super sneaky? In Roomies the LEGO Friends bundle the powers and set out to uncover the truth about Tanya.

‘LEGO Friends: Keepin’ It Real & Roomies’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures and to take a closer look at ‘LEGO Friends: Keepin’ It Real & Roomies’ visit www.theviewingloungestore.com.au.

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Apr 142016
 

SpongeBob

One. More. Day. I don’t know who is more excited about the upcoming school holidays but I am guessing it is me. After what felt like the longest school term ever we are all longing for two weeks of relaxing and having fun. We’ve already picked out some craft to make, recipes to bake and of course some new movies for a relaxing afternoon on the couch with popcorn and drinks. Miss 5 will be over the moon when she finds out her favourite Nickelodeon star is waiting for her with plenty of silly jokes:

SpongeBob DVD

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It’s the world’s funniest yellow sponge and he is back to entertain with ten hilarious underwater adventures in ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Glove World Forever’. To most mums a sponge is just an ordinary household item but there is nothing boring about SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Mr. Krabs, Squidward Tentacles… all your favourite sea creatures are reporting for duty so put on your best swimmers and dive to the deep end of the ocean for a whole lot of giggles in the Glove World amusement park and of course SpongeBob’s hometown Bikini Bottom.

‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Glove World Forever’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures and to take a closer look at ‘SpongeBob SquarePants: Glove World Forever’ visit www.theviewingloungestore.com.au.

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Mar 242016
 

Barbie Spy Squad

From warm and sunny to cold and rainy, the Easter holidays can be a real mixed bag. The key to keeping everyone happy (and mum from going crazy) is to be prepared for everything: think of some cool outdoor activities, check out indoor fun in your neighbourhood, stock up on craft supplies and pick up some new books. Don’t forget to also grab some nice movies and popcorn for a lazy afternoon inside, Universal Sony Pictures has got you covered:

If you thought Barbie spends her days being pampered at the hairdresser, walking the catwalk or relaxing on a cruise ship you better think again. There is more to Barbie than just a pretty face, together with her fabulous friends Teresa and Renee she forms the ‘Barbie: Spy Squad‘, a trio of secret agents on a mission to solve another mystery.

Barbie Spy Squad DVDWith their mindblowing gymnastics skills, great focus, excellent teamwork and clever thinking the three friends are the perfect team to catch a gem-stealing cat burglar. It’s is sure to be a tricky job full of challenges but it’s nothing these top spies can’t handle, they won’t give up until they can say ‘mission completed’. Join the Barbie Spy Squad as they go undercover for an action-packed adventure full of girl power.

‘Barbie: Spy Squad’ is now available on DVD (RRP $29.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures, to take a closer look at ‘Barbie: Spy Squad’ and to order a copy online visit www.theviewingloungestore.com.au.

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