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GIVEAWAY: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-ray, ends 4/7

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For those of you who didn't win my Hobbit digital copy giveaway, I have good news - I now have a Blu-ray version for a lucky reader to win!

Here's the synopsis (again) if you're unfamiliar with the series:
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceThe Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video

Michigan-made movies: A Girl Like Her, opening in select theaters on 3/27

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Written and directed by Michigan native Amy S. Weber, A Girl Like Her will be opening in select theaters on March 27th.

Official synopsis:
Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. But when a shocking event changes both of their lives, a documentary film crew, a hidden digital camera, and the attention of a reeling community begin to reveal the powerful truth about A Girl Like Her.

Social media links:
Official URL: AGirlLikeHerMovie.com
Facebook: /AGirlLikeHerMovie
Instagram: @AGirlLikeHer

My thoughts: This movie looks like an accurate portrayal of what it's like to be bullied in school. Although I luckily was not bullied in high school, I know some who were, and even though it wasn't as intense as how the situation looks for Jessica in this film, it was still hurtful and should…

Movie Review: Insurgent

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The second movie in the Divergentseries, Insurgent follows Tris, Four, and their friends as they continue to try to disband the oppressive government, and Tris wants to kill Jeanine, as well, who is responsible for countless deaths. Things don't always go as planned, though, especially with the addition of some new characters into the mix.

The film opens with a message from leader Jeanine to the city, and then we see Tris (Shailene Woodley), Four (Theo James), Peter (Miles Teller), and Tris's brother, Caleb (Ansel Elgort), who have taken refuge at Amity. Amity is led by Johanna (Octavia Spencer), and she's about to kick them out for fighting, when Eric (Jai Courtney) and his goons show up looking for them. Tris and co. flee, and again are on the run; they end up back in the city (a dystopian Chicago), at Candor headquarters, where they must convince the leader of their innocence from crimes supposedly committed during Divergent (first movie), and also put together an atta…

GIVEAWAY: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies digital copy, ends 3/28

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now out in Digital HD, and one of my lucky readers will win a digital copy for themself!

Official synopsis:(in case you've been living under a rock)
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the endearingly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

#TheHobbit

Own it on Digital HD NOW!

Own it on Blu-ray March 24th.

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Movie Review: Cinderella (2015)

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When Disney announced that they were creating a live-action Cinderella movie, my first thought was of Ever After - also a live-action Cinderella, and one of my favorite movies. That film and this one are quite different, however, and I enjoyed this Cinderella movie as well.

Cinderella (Lily James) lives with her mother (Hayley Atwell) and father (Ben Chaplin), until her mother passes away. Many years later, her father decides it is time for him to remarry, and Cinderella's new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and two dumb stepsisters (Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera) come to stay with them. Her father passes away on a business trip, and Cinderella is stuck in the house with the three women, who do not treat her kindly. One day, when out for a horse ride, Cinderella meets a handsome young apprentice named Kit (Richard Madden) and can't get him off of her mind. What she doesn't know, however, is that Kit is the Prince - and he can't get her off his mind either.

Chicken Stir-fry Recipe and $50 GIVEAWAY: Eating Well with Door to Door Organics #JoyDelivered {ends 3/18}

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*Disclosure: I received store credit from Door to Door Organics in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

I first tried out Door to Door Organics earlier in the year. I'm a self-proclaimed foodie, but I'm also pretty busy - I work full-time and run two blogs, this one and this one, and I also write Best of Detroit lists for CBS Detroit - and sometimes it's hard to find time to get to the grocery store. I also tend to eat way too many sweets not eat healthily some of the time.

When I got my first Door to Door Organics box, I was pretty excited about it - at that time, I had ordered the "small" box, which was actually HUGE, and it had a ton of (all organic) fruits and veggies in it. Not only was I able to skip the store that week, I didn't even have to leave my apartment to get local food that was also healthy and a good choice for me to eat.