Kids & Family Favorite Movies up to 70% off

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I love movies, and with the weather cooling off for the fall and winter seasons, nothing is better than staying at home with my girls watching movie. Her is a list of movies that are great for family movie nights, and the best thing is most of them are under $5.00! Here are some of the movies that you can find on sale:

The list goes on, and all formats are available, DVD, Blu-Ray and digital copies. CLICK HERE  for a full list of the movies available. You still have time to claim you FREE movie ticket for tomorrow’s release of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. CLICK HERE for the details.

Check out my favorite top ten movies of all time. CLICK HERE for my list of faves.

 

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My Top Ten Favorite Movies

Those that know me, know that my family owned one of the first video stores in the Bronx back in the 80s when VCRs first emerged. I became sort of  a movie buff since I had my pick of any movie I wanted to watch, and did so for almost 15 years. I have compiled a list of my favorite movies, and by favorite I mean I drop everything, regardless of importance, if one of these movies is playing on TV. They are not in any specific order of importance because I love them all so much that I couldn’t classify them to a specific ranking.

 

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1. The Godfather Part 1: I love this movie because of the family dynamics among the Corleones. Regardless of all the violence, there is genuine love between them in all the relationships. Well, maybe not in Carlo’s marriage.

 

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2. The Godfather Part 2: My dream is to go to Italy, and visiting the old country through the eyes of the young Vito Corleone is breathtaking. His struggles and tribulations that afflicted him, made him the person he was and gives you an understanding on why family was so important to him.

 

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3. The Count of Monte Cristo: My daughters probably know this movie by heart now. My DVD doesn’t even ask to play anymore, it just automatically does it. This story of vengeance and friendship is very captivating. I was first introduced to the story when I read the book for an English class in high school and I was in love. I was drawn to read more classics, including taking some college literature courses.

 

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4. Harry Potter Movies: The geek in me first read the Harry Potter books because I would see many people, especially older ones, reading the books on the subway every morning on my way to school. When the movies were released, I was the creepy adult in the theater with no kids watching eagerly like any other kid.

 

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5. Scarface: If you was raised in the 70s and 80s, then you know who and what Scarface is. No, not the gangster Al Capone, but the Brian DePalma film starring Al Pacino (you notice a theme here with Pacino). Classic lines, like “I tell the truth, even when I lie” have been repeated and used in the music industry and other mediums. Although the movie was not a box office blockbuster, the movie still became a cult classic, with one of the biggest underground followings of any movie in history. We were teased for a while on a part 2 based on the son of Tony Montana, who was going to be portrayed by the rapper Cuban Link. Nothing ever came of the project, but I’m sure if it was to resurface, many would be in line to see the drug kingpin’s story line continue with his son.

 

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6. Traffic: When this movie came out, it was one of the first DVDs I purchased for my first DVD player and I was immediately in love with it. Seeing the world of drugs from all angles, and how they are interconnected, whether the connection are obvious or not. From the low-level drug dealer to the cartel head, Traffic takes you on a journey into the lives of several families, located throughout the United States and Mexico, but connected by the same drug trade. Drugs can affect everyone, and this movie expertly portrays that life and the darkness it can entail and bring upon a family.

 

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7. Not Without My Daughter: If anyone was to try to hurt my girls, I would go all lioness on them, just like Sally Fields who fights heaven and hell to get her daughter back from the clutches of her Middle Eastern husband and his family in Iran. The lack of rights that women have in this region of the world is deplorable, and this movie depicts the plight of many woman who just want to be mothers to their children. Even though the movie is set in the 80s, many of the challenges are still present and relevant in the Middle East today.

 

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8. Finding Nemo: In the words of Dory, “Just keep swimming” is one of the most motivational phrases that came out of a cartoon in recent times. This movie captivates you with its vibrancy in color and the storyline of love between father and child. Most movies are centered around a mother’s love for their children, but Finding Nemo portrays the love of Marlin and his son Nemo, who disobeys him and gets lost out at sea. After many years of waiting, we finally are going to have a continuation to the movie, titled Finding Dory and hopefully it will be just as good, and hopefully better, than the first one.

 

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9. Sleepaway Camp: My mom was always into horror movies, and since she did not want to watch them alone, my sister and I would sit down and watch them with her. My sister was a wuss and cannot watch a horror film to this day. I, however, love a good horror flick and one of my favorites has always been Sleepaway Camp. It has a cheesy storyline, but the concept of a boy being dressed and forced to live as a girl was something unheard of in the 80s. Of course the boy was expected to go crazy with a mom forcing him to dress and look like girls. I didn’t like parts 2 or 3, the original was the best one.

 

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10. The Mummy: The geek in me had to have an archaeological movie in the bunch, and the only reason The Mummy beat out the Indiana Jones movies was because I’m obsessed with all things Egypt. This movie is rich in history of the pyramids and the legends of the mummies. My dream has always been to travel to Egypt and go to the pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the Museum of Antiquities. I have always wanted to learn how to decipher hieroglyphics and study the way of the Egyptians. Maybe one day I will be able to go to school and get a degree in archaeological studies.

There are many other movies that I  love, but these hold a special place in my heart, and like I said, I drop every thing and change my plans if they come on television. Do you have any favorite movies? Do you drop every thing to watch them?

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For the Avid Collector: Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection only $249.99

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If you are a fan of Harry Potter , then this is the collection for you. The magical film franchise is now available in a spectacular limited-edition collectible box set. The most comprehensive Harry Potter movie collection yet features all eight films, exclusive never-before-seen content and must-have memorabilia.

This new limited and numbered 31-disc collection contains all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy and more than 37 hours of special features including all previously released materials and more than 10 hours of new to disc bonus content, and 5 hours of never-before-seen material.

In addition to the theatrical release of every film, the collection also includes the extended versions of  Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; and the 3D versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows –- Parts 1 and 2.

Films Included in Collection

  • Disc 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Theatrical Version + Extended Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 2: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 3: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Creating The World: The Magic Begins (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 4: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Disc 2 from the Special Edition (DVD)
  • Disc 5: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theatrical Version + Extended Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 6: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 7: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Creating the World: Characters (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 8: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Disc 2 from the Special Edition (DVD)
  • Disc 9: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Theatrical Version (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 10: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 11: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Creating the World: Creatures (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 12: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Disc 2 from the Special Edition (DVD)
  • Disc 13: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Theatrical Version (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 14: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 15: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Creating the World: Sound & Music (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 16: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Disc 2 from the Special Edition (DVD)
  • Disc 17: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Theatrical Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 18: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 19: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Creating the World: Evolution (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 20: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 21: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 22: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Creating the World: Magical Effects + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 23: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Theatrical Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 24: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 25: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Creating the World: Story + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 26: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (Blu-ray 3D)
  • Disc 27: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Theatrical Version + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 28: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Theatrical Version (DVD)
  • Disc 29: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Creating the World: Growing Up + Extra Content (Blu-ray)
  • Disc 30: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (Blu-ray 3D)
  • Disc 31: Wizard’s Collection Exclusive Bonus Disc (Blu-ray)

Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection (Blu-ray / DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

List Price: $499.99
Price: $249.99
You Save: $250.00 (50%)

 

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Our Visit to Harry Potter: The Exhibit

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A couple if weekends ago, the girls and I went to “Harry Potter: The Exhibit” at Discovery Times Square. This was a great experience from beginning to end. The museum does need more outside advertisement because it was not noticeable and we had to ask for help once we arrived at 44th Street. Since you are not allowed to take pictures (this sucks), they have a setup at the start of the tour where you pic your house and take a picture in front of a green screen. At the picture stand, they offer these handheld players that provide you with little insights on the exhibit depending on the numerical code you enter and are posted throughout the exhibit.

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Ginny proceeded to line up us “first years” and our journey began. The exhibit was beautiful and everything on display are all the original items used in the movies! Kids get sorted into houses with the Sorting Hat. The girls were looking around making sure no one was talking for the hat. They got sorted into Gryffindor and we continued walking through the exhibit. The movie props are amazing and the robes are spectacular. The movies do not do them justice. I loved the blue ones Professor Lockheart used in the Chamber of Secrets, but the best one was Hermione’s purple dress used for the Yule Ball in the Goblet of Fire. I wanted the dress for myself, and a few of the robes too, because the exhibit does make you feel as if you are in the movies, whether you are standing in Hagrid’s Hut or by the boys’ beds. Everything feels magical that by the end of the tour you feel as if you can swish and flick a perfect wingardium leviosa spell!

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We had a blast, and you will get your money’s worth in regards to the tour. I found that little player thingy a waste of money because what they had to say was boring and I was such a child running from one display to the next, that I didn’t have time to input the codes and stand their until the recording was finished. The gift shop almost killed me with those prices. I would have liked to have purchased some souvenirs but not at those prices. The entry ticket to the exhibit cost less than most of the items, including the generic wands. I can get the same items on Amazon for loads cheaper. You are going to want to get the pictures you took at the beginning of the tour and they will get you with the prices their too. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and the exhibit has peaked our curiosity in wanting to go to the Florida and London locations of Harry Potter world. Hopefully, I will find souvenirs that cost less than the entry ticket.

Save 25% to Harry Potter: The Exhibition | This Weekend Only

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is back in NYC and better than ever! This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts™ during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter™ films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard’s magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films’ sets – including the Great Hall, Hagrid’s hut and the Gryffindor™ common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry’s original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder’s Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider.

Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There’s no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

To purchase your tickets, click here and use the online code “THANKSHP” at checkout for the discount. This offer is good through 11:59PM on 11/26.

Adults $27.00 $20.25
Senior (65+) $23.30 $17.62
Child (4-12) $19.50 $14.62

Discovery Museum Times Square
226 West 44th Street
Between 7th & 8th Avenues
New York, York

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Watson Adventures Presents The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt At The Met

A true family event! Head to The Met for the Wizard School Scavenger Hunt, a specifically-designed event for kids and parents to do together! Your family will search the entire museum for art, characters and objects from the Harry Potter books and movies. This is a unique way for Harry Potter fans to truly explore this great museum. For ages 10 and up.

Saturday April 21, 2012

4:00pm

1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

Pricing & Ticket Info: $29.50 ages 10-17, $40 adults

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Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection (2011) only $48.49 (51% off!!!)

Eight-disc set includes “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.” NOTE: This Title Is Out Of Print; Limit One Per Customer.

List Price: $98.92

Deal Price: $48.49

Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

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Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film DVD Collection (2011) only $39.99 Shipped (60% Off!!!)

List Price: $98.92

Deal Price: $39.99

Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

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Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup

The legend of Harry Potter lives on! If you’re a HP fan, you don’t want to miss this real-life Quidditch tournament extravaganza. On November 12-13, Randall’s Island will host over 2,000 caped, broom-riding athletes from 100 international college and high school teams. The weekend-long event will feature live music, circus sideshows, live owl demonstrations, wizardly gear for sale and more. The Cup is kid friendly and dog friendly, so bring everyone along!

Saturday November 12, 2011

10:00am-10:00pm
20 Randall’s Island
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $4.99-$99.99
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Get Your Brooms Ready….Its the Quidditch World Cup

If you are a Harry Potter geek like me, this is one of the best news ever. The Quidditch World Cup is coming to NYC next weekend and you can be a part of it. Do you have what it takes to catch the Golden Snitch???

On November 12-13, Randall’s Island will host over 2,000 caped, broom-riding athletes from 100 international college and high school teams at the QuidditchWorld Cup V. The weekend-long extravaganza is non-stop entertainment–basically a cross between an outdoor medieval festival and a highly competitive athletic tournament.

This year’s annual Quidditch World Cup will feature opening and closing ceremonies, live music from Wizard Wrock bands (as well as local NYC acts), a half-time show, circus performers and improv comedians, live owl demonstrations, wizardly gear for sale and costumes abound. Vendors will be dishing out turkey legs, Bertie Botts beans, tummy-warming BBQ and chili, hot chocolate, Butterbeer, real beer and so much more.

The Cup is kid friendly and dog friendly. So gather the gang, don your best Potter gear, and hop aboard the water taxi to Randall’s Island next weekend!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit worldcupquidditch.com.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (2010) DVD only $5.99 Shipped

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever…but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile the wizarding world has become a dangerous place. The long-feared war has begun and the Dark Lord has seized control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting all who might oppose him. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive.

Additional Scenes

  • The Burrow’s Shed: Ron Discusses Radios with Mr. Weasley
  • The Dursley House: Harry and Aunt Petunia As They Leave House
  • The Dursley House: Harry and Dudley Shake Hands
  • The Granger House: Death Eaters Search Deserted Home
  • Ministry of Magic Lifts: Harry Tells Arthur He’s Being Tracked
  • Tent: Trio Discusses Destroying The Locket
  • Rabbit Chase in the Forest
  • Montage: Ron and Hermione Skimming Stones

Other Extras:

  • Exclusive Sneak Peek of an opening scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  • Maximum Movie Mode: Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and other members of the cast and crew take viewers on an interactive journey through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Plus, revisit important moments from the previous films to prepare for the final battle that takes place in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
  • Dan, Rupert and Emma’s Running Competition – While filming the escape scene from the Snatchers in Swinley Forest, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson engage in a little competition of their own. With commentary by director David Yates.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: Behind the Soundtrack
  • The Seven Harrys – See how Daniel Radcliffe recreated the personalities of the different characters that transform into Harrys during the escape from Privet Drive.
  • On the Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James – Accompany Rupert Grint, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and James Phelps (Fred Weasley) for a round of golf and get a glimpse into their 10-year friendship that developed while making the Harry Potter films.
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Promotional Trailer – Join Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and other cast members from the Harry Potter films on their first visit to the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

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CSI: The Experience at Discovery Times Square

Tickets are on sale now for CSI: The Experience, a multi-sensory, interactive attraction challenging guests to take on the role of crime scene investigator and solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.

CSI: The Experience will open October 1, 2011 at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

Tickets can be purchased online now, and if you order by Oct. 5, you can save $5.

Tickets are also available at the Discovery Times Square box office (226 West 44th Street) or by calling (866) 987-9692.

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***HURRY…MONDAY FINAL SHOWING***

If you have not seen this Exhibition yet, hurry on over to the Discovery Times Square by Monday. Enjoy an interactive experience with your family living the moments we all love from Harry Potter. Exhibition is showcasing original props from the movie as well as hands on experiences, like pulling your own mandrake!!!

The museum will be hosting extended hours this weekend.

ADULTS $26.00
SENIOR $23.50
CHILDREN $19.50
 
Discovery Times Square
226 West 44th Street (Bet. 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, New York
 

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***DISCOVERY TIMES SWEEPSTAKES***

Discovery Times is offering two chances to win awesome trips on their site.

Sponsored by the Pompeii Exhibit, you can win a trip for 2 to Italy, including airfare. CLICK HERE TO ENTER

The second sweepstake is a trip for 2 to Universal Orlando Resort, sponsored by the Harry Potter Exhibit. CLICK HERE TO ENTER

REMINDER: Both these exhibits end their run on Monday.

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