Downton Abbey Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital Bonus Features
- Deleted Scenes
- Cast Conversations – Exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast.
- Upstairs Cast
- Downstairs Cast
- The Royal Visit – A look at how the royal visit proved to be an ambitious event both on and behind the camera.
- True to the Twenties – Fans of Downton Abbey are charmed by the sheer grandeur of the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Learn how Downton Abbey maintains a reputation of being true to the time period.
- Welcome to Downton Abbey – A behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of Highclere Castle and how it serves as a cornerstone in the Downton Abbey franchise.
- The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes – Writer Julian Fellowes has created a story and beloved characters that resonate with people across the world. This piece celebrates Julian’s brilliant creativity and reveals his approach to bringing Downton Abbey to the big screen.
- Downton Abbey Series Recap* – Whether you’re new or just need a refresher, this series recap will catch you up on the story so far.
- Feature Commentary with Director Michael Engler
*available on Blu-ray and iTunes
As a mega fan of the series, this film felt like an extra-long episode that was a joy to watch. The bonus features expand on the fun giving us even more insight into the lives of some of our favorite characters. My top picks are Welcome to Downton Abbey and Cast Conversations. If you saw this in theaters without any knowledge of the show, start with the Downton Abbey Series Recap then watch the film again!
Downton Abbey is available on Digital now and on Blu-ray & DVD December 17, 2019!
Downton Abbey Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive a Blu-ray combo copy of Downton Abbey!
Mysterio's Magic Tricks
We all know Mysterio is just a guy in a motion capture suit doing some fancy tricks. Well he's not the only one who can have some fun and create illusions. Thanks to these awesome supplies from Sony, we embraced our inner magicians and made some movie magic of our own.
Get to know Mysterio: 6 Comics To Read Before Spider-Man Far From Home
Getting that good static electricity so they can practice levitating objects. Unlike Mysterio they aren't going for buildings or drones but tinsel. Start small kids then work your way up to the big leagues.
We all know Mysterio created Hydro-Man to take attack Venice. We aren't trying to do that here but bending light is way more fun than destroying a city. Just saying.
Don't try this at home if you have cats around. Our kittens were trying to attack the light.
The kids and I had a lot of fun creating these illusions. They want to come up with their own to perform when we watch Spider-Man Far From Home on our next family movie night. I can't wait to see their tricks and relive our favorite moments from the film over and over again. Plus we can watch all these bonus features!
Spider-Man Far From Home Bonus Features
New Original Short: “Peter’s To-Do List”: Peter has a few errands to run before he can leave on his class trip.
“Teacher’s Travel Tips” Featurette: Mr. Harrington & Mr. Dell present a few tips on how to traverse the European continent.
“Stepping Up” Featurette: Explore how Spider-Man was introduced in the MCU, the ways Tom Holland transformed the character of Peter Parker, and what the future holds for Spider-Man.
“Suit Up” Featurette: The suit doesn’t make the hero – but it does play a big role in who they are and who they can become. This piece examines all of Peter’s different suits in the movie, and with behind the scenes footage, we see why some suits are better than others.
“Far, Far, Far From Home” Featurette: The film’s illustrious locations serve story points and establish tone, but they’re also amazing to travel to! Hear from the cast on their experiences filming on-location.
“It Takes Two” Featurette: A special look at the chemistry between Jon Watts and Tom Holland.
“Fury & Hill” Featurette: MCU stalwarts Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson are back as Agent Maria Hill & Nick Fury!
“The Ginter-Riva Effect” Featurette: A look at the villain sub-plot and how William Ginter-Riva ties Spider-Man: Far From Home all the way back to the beginning of the MCU.
“Thank You, Mrs. Parker” Featurette: A look at Marisa Tomei’s reimagining of Aunt May, from Homecoming to Far From Home.
“The Brother’s Trust” Featurette: A quick look into some of the amazing work Tom Holland and his brothers have done through their charity, The Brothers Trust.
“The Jump-Off” Featurette: Interviews with the cast & crew take us through all of the amazing stunts of Far From Home.
“Now You See Me” Featurette: We examine the evolution of Mysterio and why Jake Gyllenhaal was the perfect fit for the role.
Stealthy Easter Eggs: Allow E.D.I.T.H. to reveal some of the hidden Easter Eggs you may have missed!
Select Scene Pre-Vis: A side-by-side comparison of the Pre-Vis with the film.
Gag Reel & Outtakes
Spider-Man Far From Home Giveaway
He’s made you laugh in Sleepwalk With Me (it was a play presented by Nathan Lane, then a movie, THEN a book), My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and “Thank God for Jokes.” (He was also really funny in that one season of “Orange is the New Black.” And in “Billions.” And “Broad City.”) Now he’s direct from Broadway, telling a new story in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Lin-Manuel Miranda called THE NEW ONE “as perfect a night as you’re gonna get.” Do not miss THE NEW ONE. Some people say it’s his best one. (It was John Mulaney. Also Vogue.)
Run time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes, no intermission. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Children under the age of four are not permitted to attend the show.
For more information on the show visit The National Theatre.
How to get to The National Theatre
The National Theatre is located downtown on 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004, facing Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom Plaza. There is a parking garage right next to the Theatre, which you can use Spot Hero to reserve a spot. The closest Metro stop is Metro Center.
The New One at The National Theatre Giveaway
One lucky winner will receive two tickets to see The New One at The National Theatre on September 25 at 7:30 PM. Winner will be chose on Monday September 23 at 10am EST.
I’ve partnered with Disney Book Group for this epic summer reading challenge and for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set Giveaway! All opinions are my own.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a 5 book series that has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 500 weeks! That might seem like a myth but it is 100% true and for good reason. This series has it all, fun, action, friendship, and kids with some pretty epic power sets.
Bonus: the Percy Jackson series is a learning experience too. Readers will learn about Greek mythology, including the Olympians, the Titans, the Minotaur, the Furies, and so much more in an engaging and entertaining way.
In Book One: The Lightning Thief, the action starts up almost immediately. Percy is about to be kicked out of boarding school… again. But that is the least of his worries. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
That doesn't seem hard at all right? Good luck Percy!
Discover more about the world of Percy and Rick Riordan's other books at ReadRiordan.com.
Why We Love Percy Jackson and the Olympians
First off, did I mention it's about demigods? It's like following the adventures of Hercules only this time the main characters are more like us. Kids can see themselves in these heroes and heroines and relate to their struggles to fit in, do their best, and try not to get eaten by monsters along the way.
Second it's just a fun read. Parents, I encourage you to read these books with your kids. I love this series and could read it over and over again. Not only will you enjoy it, but this will allow you to have discussions with your children about what they are reading. Talk about your favorite demigods or if you found out you were one which cabin do you think you would belong in.
Summer Reading Bingo
Take Percy and his friends with you all Summer long. Challenge your Demigods in training with this Summer Reading Bingo! I suggest as a prize, picking up more Rick Riordan books. See the complete list here: ReadRiordan.com
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set Giveaway
To help kick-off your child's summer reading adventures, enter for a chance to win the complete Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set!
So if you're pumped up like Emmett then read on to enter our LEGO Movie 2 Giveaway!
LEGO Movie 2 Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD Bonus Features
- Everything is Awesome Sing-along: Sing-along, trivia, games and more!**
- Commentary: Fun behind the scenes commentary by filmmakers
- They Come in Pieces: Assembling The LEGO Movie 2: Featurette highlighting A-list voice talent including Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and Tiffany Haddish
- Emmet’s Holiday Party: A LEGO Movie Short: Holiday themed animated short
- LEGO Sets in Action: Animations of the LEGO product tied to The LEGO Movie 2
- LEGO Designers: LEGO toy designers highlight key play sets in TLM2 product line
- Outtakes & Deleted Scenes: Never before seen scenes
- Super Cool Music Video: Music video by Beck featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island
- Promotion Spots: Fun custom spots featured during the theatrical campaign
**not available on DVD
LEGO Movie 2 Giveaway
About The LEGO Movie 2
Well, it’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens of Bricksburg are now facing a huge new threat. The DUPLO invaders from outer space are wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. In their quest to defeat them, they will travel to the faraway Sis-Star System, encounter new creatures, bad guys, and a song that will definitely get stuck inside your head.