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ICE AGE: The Great Egg-Scapade Arrives for Spring on DVD

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Jeri Jacquin

On DVD and Digital HD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in time for spring is the next colorful adventure from the crazy gang from ICE AGE: The Great Egg-Scapade.

Manny (Ray Romano), Diego (Denis Leary), Sid (John Leguizamo), Ellie (Queen Latifah) and the rest of the gang are back! Spring is coming and it’s time to celebrate. Of course Manny and Diego think that means sitting in front of the cave TV. window watching their favorite games instead of helping Ellie gather eggs to dye.

Meanwhile Sid has another Sid-idea and tells Manny and Diego he is opening up an egg sitting service. Being a sloth just lying around is something Sid can relate to and thinks his idea will be a big hit. Reaching out to the other creatures he actually manages to get a few Moms that need an egg-sitting break.

While ‘sitting’ the eggs disappear and the parents are beside themselves. Manny, Diego and Ellie swing into action and discover a map with a ransom note demanding a boat in exchange for the eggs. Thinking they can outsmart the dastardly ex-pirate bunny Squint (Seth Green), they find an ally in bunny Clint (Blake Anderson) who wants to make things right.

This is the world’s first egg hunt!

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Of course there is absolutely nothing downer to say about the gang. Romano comes in with everything that is Manny. Still the grumpy protective mammoth of this ice age motley crew, he always does what’s right. He loves his family and friends so don’t let the complaining fool you. Leary as Diego has always been the character I have loved watch coming around. He is a saber with a heart of gold and don’t let the long-tooth sway you otherwise.

Leguizamo as Sid is…well Sid. He clearly loves his herd and only wants to fit in the best way possible. Of course that usually leads to chaos in some form but it doesn’t mean he won’t have back up from Manny and Diego. It’s good to know who your true friends are.

Latifah as Ellie is the motherly matriarch of the herd and is making sure that holiday celebrations are big, colorful and include everyone. When the eggs go missing, Ellie gets a mindset that is purely parental and I relate to her and all the hilarity that follows.

Green as Squint gets a chance to be the bad-bunny of the story. Still upset about what happened to Captain Gutt and the boat, he wants a new boat and his old life back. Anderson as Clint knows his hare-brained brother and the idea to steal the eggs isn’t cool. Not about to let things get out of hand, he helps the group but not before trouble slows everything down.

Other cast include Keke Palmer as Peaches, Seann W. Scott as Crash, Josh Peck as Eddie, Lili Estefan as Gladys Glypto, Wendy Williams as Condor Mom, Gabriel Iglesias as Cholly Bear, Taraji P. Henson as Ethel and Chris Wedge as Scrat.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

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ICE AGE: The Great Egg-Scapade is absolutely fun, hilarious, colorful and needs to be sitting along every ICE AGE film in the home library collection. There is everything to love with the celebration of spring, Easter and the traditions of egg coloring and the fun filled hunt. ICE AGE has always brought the storylines that include family and that means no matter what species you are.

The acceptance of each other has been a constant mainstay of the ICE AGE series and it continues. There are so many life lessons that include diversity of these creatures, acceptance of their differences and a tolerance – of course I’m speaking of Sid here! The folks at Blue Sky Studios give families everything we love about the ICE AGE gang and then top it off with a great ensemble cast that have returned and humor that keeps both kids and kids at heart laughing.

The DVD includes the Special Features of Ice Age: Collision Course Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe, Ice Age – The Story So Far, Six Scrat Shorts, and Lost Footage. The Digital HD means you can watch ICE AGE: The Great Egg-Scapade on the family television, computer, tablet or Smartphone.

In the end – the gang is here to help celebrate Easter!

 

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SCREAM QUEENS: The Complete First Season Gives Attitude on DVD

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Jeri Jacquin

On DVD this week from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is a return to the dorm with the girls who have kept fans riveted with SCREAM QUEENS: The Complete First Season.

At the Wallace University campus is a sorority known as Kappa Kappa Tau and in 1995 one of the girls has a baby in the upstairs bathtub. Once that has set in we are jetted off to present day as the wide-eyed Grace Gardner (Skyler Samuels) shows up on the campus walkways and wants to join her mother’s sorority of Kappa Kappa Tau.

Not happy about this particular sorority is Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) who doesn’t have a fantastic relationship with sorority president Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). Chanel can be a handful with her brash talk and nose turning behaviors. When Chanel is under suspicion by Dean Munsch of assaulting the former Kappa president, the Dean uses the episode to force Kappa to accept anyone who wants to join.

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Chanel is beside herself and leans on all-American boyfriend Chad Radwell (Glen Powell). When things begin to get ugly in the Kappa house, oh say when the housemaid ends up in the kitchen fryer, Grace teams up with Peter Martinez (Diego Boneta) to discover who is responsible.

That’s not the only crazy thing happening as people begin seeing someone roaming in a red suit and they call it The Red Devil. Knowing the masked psychopath is responsible for the continuing deaths of people on campus, everyone is freaked out and security guard Denise Hemphill (Niecy Nash) is assigned.

Grace’s father Wes (Oliver Hudson) wants her away from Wallace but Gigi (Nasim Pedrad) assures him everything will be okay. In the meantime Grace finds a room of secrets in the Kappa house that speaks of a 1995 pledge who died after giving birth and the child is still alive. She also learns that Dean Munsch might have covered everything up.

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If that doesn’t set her over the edge, finding a Red Devil costume in Peter’s room is the topper of her week. Chanel in the meantime is trying to get the Kappa reputation back on track and brings in a new sidekick Chanel #6 Hester (Lea Michele) to team with Chanel #3 Sadie (Billie Lourd) and Chanel #2 Sonya (Ariana Grande). Confused yet?

After more killings, Zayday (KeKe Palmer) is under the watchful eye of Security Denise as being the murderer. However Zayday has had enough of the sorority shenanigans and decides she will run for Kappa president sending Chanel into a tizzy.

But Grace isn’t going to stop until she discovers where the baby of the bathtub is leading her to one person who has the answers. The sorority is in all sorts of chaos as Chanel is arrested for murder, Zayday is being chased by the Red Devil, people are elected and stabbed all in one night.

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Grace learns of another Kappa named Feather McCarthy who has a history with Dean Munsch as well but nothing is as it seems. From Scotland Yard detectives and the story Wes tells her to Chanel rubbing in a hurtful past, Grace has her hands full.

That doesn’t slow Chanel down but finding out Hester is pregnant with Chad’s child might. All of this college drama isn’t stopping The Red Devil from completing its appointed rounds. There is more shocking news when Dean Munsch has more to say about the 1995 bathtub birth.

But hey, it’s Thanksgiving and time to celebrate but a staircase and Hester get in the way of that. Chanel wants to spend the holiday at the Radwell’s and just when she thinks she has the in – she gets a taste of Radwell bullying. Defeated back to the Kappa house, the couple decide to join the others for a holiday feast but it’s more than they bargained for.

So to get perspective, The Chanels’ go Black Friday shopping! I mean what else would you do right? No good deed goes unpunished as the Red Devil heads after Chanel. Wes, Pete and Grace report their holiday platter findings only to discover Denise is now the new Chief of Police.

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Chanel has about had it and decides that Dean Munsch is responsible for all the insanity happening and decides its time for her to go. But the good Dean isn’t going down that easily. Then again neither is anyone else as there is a dynamite vest, a stabbing with scissors, fashionista robbery, Tinder talk, and stiletto heels to be added to the list. These should be classes at Wallace University!

It all comes to a close with Zayday being the heroine of Kappa Kappa Tau, Chanel, Chanel #3 and Chanel #5 Libby (Abigail Breslin)  finding the good life in the asylum and the truth of who is the real Red Devil.

Sororities can be a killer!

SCREAM QUEENS: The Complete First Season has all the ingredients to bring audiences in. There is horror, comedy, camp, fashion, twists, unexpected characters, hilarity, fun and weekly anticipation! It must be said that never knowing who is next no matter how big a star you might be was fantastic.

Roberts as Chanel completely stole the series! This is a character you love to hate because it is never clear which direction she was going in with her fashion choices, friendships or her over running mouth. Roberts made all of it look too easy and no one is going to convince me that she wasn’t having a blast doing this. I know I would be running with it.

Curtis as Dean Munsch reminds me of someone…hmmmmm… oh that’s right, an adult version of Chanel with her own sense of sarcastic flare. Perhaps because Curtis is my age I had a little too much fun watching this character give as good as she gave. She takes this role and makes her mark.

Palmer is a straight shooter as Zayday and takes Chanel on where it will hurt the most. Samuels as Gardner is the Nancy Drew of Kappa Kappa Tau along with Boneta as Peter who has a few secrets of his own. Breslin, Grande and Michele all get their shot at being a Chanel and these girls are killer as Chanel wanna-be’s – yes, pun intended.

Okay, my favorite character is Nash as Denise the security guard and let me tell you why. She is suspicious, hilarious, fabulous and fearless (even if she gets occasionally scared). Not backing down she has her eye on the prize while not stopping this character from cracking me up.

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Other cast include Lucien Laviscount as Earl Grey, Nick Jonas as Boone Clemens, Chad Michael Murray as Brad Radwell, Deneen Tyler as Shondell Washington, and Jan Hoag as Ms. Bean.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

SCREAM QUEENS was created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuck who have serious thrill issues that are actually quite awesome. Bringing their unique brand of humor and gore was and is an unexpected surprise making Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS one of the most anticipated for the Fox network.

The DVD includes the Pilot episode and Hell Week, Chainsaw, Haunted House, Pumpkin Patch, Seven Minutes in Hell, Beware of Young Girls, Mommie Dearest, Ghost Stories, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Dorkus, and The Final Girl(s). Also included are the Bonus Features of Rush Kappa, Between Two Queens, and Style Queens.

So put on your best and prepare to be rushed all over again as 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment brings SCREAM QUEENS – The Complete First Season home for the holidays.

DELUXE EDITION OF ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE IS HERE!

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Jeri Jacquin

This week on Bluray directors Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is the next installment of ICE AGE: Collision Course.

The story begins as Scrat is once again on the hunt for the elusive spot to hide his acorn. After he falls through a crack in the ice, a space ship sends him skyrocketing out into space. Not knowing how to control the situation, he sets off a bouncing of the planets causing a meteor to head towards earth.

On Earth, Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) are going through a bit of empty nesting as daughter Peaches (KeKe Palmer) is in love with Julian (Adam Devine). Not happy at all that his little girl is getting married, he isn’t paying attention to the fact that Ellie is making every effort to bring spice back into their life.

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Diego (Denis Leary) tries to tell Manny and even Shira (Jennifer Lopez) wants the mammoths to be happy. Sid (John Leguizamo) is having issues of his own still trying to find someone to love – besides Granny (Wanda Sykes).

All that changes when a meteor shower stops a party and sends Buck (Simon Pegg) back to the surface. Crash (Seann William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck) are thrilled to have their pal back but discovering why tempers there excitement.

Buck explains that something is drawing the meteors to earth and according to his calculations they only have days to come up with a solution. Their decision to stop the meteor also brings Sid something he’s longed for, well sort of. That’s when the mayhem in their animal village brings about the best in friendship.

Oh, and the craziness!

Romano as Manny falls right into character as the mammoth with family issues. This time it’s worrying about losing his daughter now that she’s ready to share her life with Julian. Latifah as Ellie is trying her best to not only get her mates attention once again but find ways to keep her little girl at home. I think Moms can relate to that!

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Palmer as Peaches is just as stubborn as her mother which means the parents have to out think their daughter if she is to stay with them. Devine as Julian is different and that’s what worries Manny.

Leguizamo as Sid is iconic and as loveable as ever. Scott and Peck as Crash and Eddie are still silly and hyper. Leary as Diego is a good friend and wants everyone to be happy. Lopez as Shira doesn’t have many lines but she’s there.

Pegg as Buck is still smarter than the average weasel but this time he might have been a bit smart than the average human watching him. Getting inside his head in this film proves one thing; I don’t want to go there again no matter how much it made me laugh.

Other cast include: Nick Offerman as Gavin, Max Greenfield as Roger, Robert Cardone as Freaky Bobby, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Shangri Lama, Max Greenfield as Roger, Carlos Ponce as Mariachi Beaver, Melissa Rauch as Francine, Lilly Singh as Misty, Michael Strahan as Teddy, Jessie J as Brooke and Neil deGasse Tyson as Neil deBuck Weasel.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings award-winning global product and new entertainment to DVD, Bluray, and Digital HD. There amazing collection offers fans an opportunity to expand their own home libraries with the best films. To discover what other titles they have please visit www.fox.com.

ICE AGE: Collision Course has everything that families want to extend their home entertainment library. The story is a hilariously outlandish which is everything we’ve come to expect from ICE AGE and all its very animated characters.

Scrat gets a more universal role to say the least and I’m a huge fan of Sid and Buck so it’s fun to see where they go in this film. Glad to see the mammoth family work out their differences and remember that being a family is compromise by everyone in the name of love.

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The Bluray includes the Special Features of Scrat: Spaced Out Mini-Movie, Ice Age: The Story So Far, Scratasia: Scrat’s Solo Adventures, Mysteries of the Scratazons, The Science of It All: deGrasse Tyson deBunks, Star Signs of the Animal Kingdom, “Figaro” Sing-a-Long and Gallery. This Deluxe Edition includes Digital HD that can be streamed on television, computer, tablet and Smartphone.

The comedy is cute and there isn’t a kid I know that doesn’t love all of the ICE AGE films. The ‘family’ has expanded but that’s exactly what a family should do – embrace everyone for their differences, love them for all the silliness and be the best family they can be. It’s what we try to teach our children and ICE AGE COLLISION COURSE gives us the humor to go with it.

In the end – kiss your ice goodbye!

 

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE

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Jeri Jacquin

This week from directors Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu, Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation is the next installment of ICE AGE: Collision Course.

The story begins as Scrat is once again on the hunt for the elusive spot to hide his acorn. After he falls through a crack in the ice, a space ship sends him skyrocketing out into space. Not knowing how to control the situation, he sets off a bouncing of the planets causing a meteor to head towards earth.

On Earth, Manny (Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) are going through a bit of empty nesting as daughter Peaches (KeKe Palmer) is in love with Julian (Adam Devine). Not happy at all that his little girl is getting married, he isn’t paying attention to the fact that Ellie is making every effort to bring spice back into their life.

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Diego (Denis Leary) tries to tell Manny and even Shira (Jennifer Lopez) wants the mammoths to be happy. Sid (John Leguizamo) is having issues of his own still trying to find someone to love – besides Granny (Wanda Sykes).

All that changes when a meteor shower stops a party and sends Buck (Simon Pegg) back to the surface. Crash (Seann William Scott) and Eddie (Josh Peck) are thrilled to have their pal back but discovering why tempers there excitement.

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Buck explains that something is drawing the meteors to earth and according to his calculations they only have days to come up with a solution. Their decision to stop the meteor also brings Sid something he’s longed for, well sort of. That’s when the mayhem in their animal village brings about the best in friendship.

Oh, and the craziness!

Romano as Manny falls right into character as the mammoth with family issues. This time it’s worrying about losing his daughter now that she’s ready to share her life with Julian. Latifah as Ellie is trying her best to not only get her mates attention once again but find ways to keep her little girl at home.

Palmer as Peaches is just as stubborn as her mother which means the parents have to outthink their daughter if she is to stay with them. Devine as Julian is different and that’s what worries Manny.

Leguizamo as Sid is iconic and as loveable as ever. Scott and Peck as Crash and Eddie are still silly and hyper. Leary as Diego is a good friend and wants everyone to be happy. Lopez as Shira doesn’t have many lines but she’s there.

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Pegg as Buck is still smarter than the average weasel but this time he might have been a bit smart than the average human watching him. Getting inside his head in this film proves one thing; I don’t want to go there again no matter how much it made me laugh.

Other cast include: Nick Offerman as Gavin, Max Greenfield as Roger, Robert Cardone as Freaky Bobby, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Shangri Lama, Max Greenfield as Roger, Carlos Ponce as Mariachi Beaver, Melissa Rauch as Francine, Lilly Singh as Misty, Michael Strahan as Teddy, Jessie J as Brooke and Neil deGasse Tyson as Neil deBuck Weasel.

TUBS OF POPCORN: I give ICE AGE: Collision Course three tubs of popcorn out of five. The story is a bit outlandish (which I suppose is the point) and there are explanations that I’m sure kids won’t really understand or maybe it’s because I didn’t really understand it. Either way.

Scrat gets a more universal role to say the least and I’m a huge fan of Sid and Buck so it’s fun to see where they go in this film. Glad to see the mammoth family work out their differences and remember that being a family is compromise by everyone in the name of love.

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The comedy is cute and now that Peaches has grown up there is the storyline of parents moving on with their own lives. My question now is will the creators let the storyline ride off into the sunset because seriously if another film is made about Manny being a grandfather…

In the end – kiss your ice goodbye!

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