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Saturday, May 19, 2012

TV Flashbacks DVDs & Blu-rays (Review & Giveaway)

TV Flashbacks DVDs & Blu-rays Review & Giveaway
(ends 6/4/12) Ended
Congrats to winner: Jamie Brigham

To be honest, these days I'm not really to fond with watching t.v, it just don't really interest me much anymore. But then when I think about the family- friendly shows I'd use to watch as I was growing up that my mother would put on I have to smile. Those were the good movies to watch such as RoseAnne, That 70's Show, Beautiful Planet and many more I can remember. My sisters and me would sit in an indian style and watch RoseAnne for hours on end!

So when Mill Creek Entertainment generously offered to send me some of my favorite movies to review and to host a giveaway I had to jump on it!!

I was sent the following DVDs to review and I must say they took me back, way back with another smile on my face. My family and I watched these with some popcorn and jubilee candy and had a fun weekend out of them!

The Conners - Roseanne (Roseanne Barr), Dan (John Goodman), Becky (Lecy Goranson), Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and DJ (Michael Fishman), are back for another hilarious season. Relive the life and times of this working class family as Roseanne gets a job as a waitress, Dan opens a motorcycle shop, Becky starts dating Mark Healy (Glenn Quinn), Crystal (Natalie West) is pregnant with Dan's father's (Ned Beatty) baby and Nana Mary (Shelley Winters) makes her first appearance.

Contains all 25 episodes from the third season! Find out why Roseanne was ranked #35 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time -- at some of the best DVD prices for classic TV sitcoms you'll ever see!
Special Guest Stars: Tom Arnold, Ned Beatty, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Garrett, Judy Gold, Alyson Hannigan, Tobey Maguire, Martin Mull, Estelle Parsons and Shelley Winters.
Bonus features: The Sister that Never Leaves, I Was a Teenaged Becky, The Best of Season Three

The Test
Friends and Relatives
Like a Virgin
Like, A New Job
Good-bye, Mr Right
Becky, Beds and Boys
Trick or Treat
PMS, I Love You
Bird Is the Word
Dream Lover
Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?
The Courtship of Eddie, Dan’s Father
The Wedding
Becky Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Valentine’s Day
Communicable Theater
Vegas Interrupts
Her Boyfriend’s Back
Trouble with the Rubbles
Second Time Around
Dances with Darlene
Scenes From a Barbecue
The Pied Piper of Lanford
Bonus Features:
“The Sister that Never Leaves”
“I Was a Teenaged Becky”
The Best of Season Three

Genre: Comedy, Television Run Time: 10 hr 8 min Starring: Roseanne, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Co-Starring: Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman Language: English Rating: TV-PG Number of Discs: 3 UPC: 683904526793 SKU: MV52679

"It is a crazy season with lots of goofy situations and a cast you can't help but like." - DVDTalk

Roseanne season 4 is a collection of classic moments from this award-winning sitcom: Becky (Lecy Goranson) asks for birth control, Dan (John Goodman) starts a new business, Rosanne (Roseanne Barr) develops a bingo addiction, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) becomes a truck driver, Darlene (Sara Gilbert) turns into a sullen teenager and Arnie (Tom Arnold) is abducted by aliens. It's a can't miss season filled with the trials and tribulations of a working class American family.
Contains all 25 episodes from season 4 of Roseanne! Find out why Roseanne was ranked #35 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time -- at some of the best DVD prices for classic TV sitcoms you'll ever see!

Co-stars: Tom Arnold, Martin Mull, Bonnie Bramlett, Sandra Bernhard and Natalie West
Special Guest Stars: George Clooney, Bob Hope, Jena Malone, Wayne Newton, David Crosby, Neil Patrick Harris, Estelle Parsons and Rick Dees
Also includes these bonus features: Life Imitating Art, Life Imitating Roseanne, Interviews with Lecy Goranson and Michael Fischman, Video Commentary on "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down & Thanksgiving 1991
A Bitter Pill to Swallow
Take My Bike, Please!
Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker
Darlene Fades to Black
Tolerate Thy Neighbor
Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Vegas, Vegas
Stressed to Kill
Thanksgiving 1991
Kansas City, Here We Come
Santa Claus
The Bowling Show
The Back Story
Less is More
Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do
This Old House
Don’t Make Me Over
Bonus Features:
“Life Imitating Art, Life Imitating Roseanne
Interview with Lecy Goranson and Michael Fischman
Video Commentary on "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Video Commentary on “Thankgiving 1991”

Genre: Comedy, Television Run Time: 10 hr 41 min Starring: Roseanne, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Co-Starring: Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman Language: English Rating: TV-PG Number of Discs: 3 UPC: 683904526809 SKU: MV52680

3rd Rock: From The Sun - Season 3:

Join the high commander, Dick Solomon (John Lithgow), decorated military officer, Sally (Kristen Johnston), seasoned intelligence specialist, Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Harry (French Stewart), the extra seat, for their Emmy award-winning season. Watch as the naive aliens, dressed as humans, experience the peculiarities of earthlings in marriage, love, fear, doctors, jury duty and diets. This celebrated third season includes co-stars Jane Curtain, Wayne Knight, Simbi Khali, Elmarie Wendel and Jan Hooks as well as special guests Cindy Crawford, John Cleese and Roseanne!
“..We can be dirtier, we can be more outrageous, we can be more politically incorrect, we can be incorrect in every conceivable way, and … we didn’t know, don’t blame us, we didn’t know, we’re aliens!” – John Lithgow
Out-Of-This-World Bonus Features:
Season 3 Highlights
6 Audio Commentaries
Interviews with the Cast: The Superest Two-Part Episode Ever
French Stewart Interview Wild About Harry
Disc 1
Fun with Dick and Janet: Part 1
Fun with Dick and Janet: Part 2
Tricky Dick (Commentary)
Dick In Law
Scaredy Dick
Moby Dick
Eleven Angry Men & Dick
A Friend in Dick
Tom, Dick and Mary
Disc 2
Seven Deadly Clips
Jailhouse Dick
Dick On A Roll (Commentary)
The Great Dickdater
36! 24! 36! Dick: Part 1
36! 24! 36! Dick: Part 2
Pickles & Ice Cream
Auto Erodicka
Portrait of Tommy As an Old Man
Disc 3
Stuck With Dick
My Daddy’s Little Girl
The Physics of Being Dick
Just Your Average Dick
Dick And The Other Guy (Commentary)
Sally and Don’s First Kiss
When Aliens Camp
The Tooth Harry
Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary (Commentary)
BONUS Features:
Season 3 Highlights
Interviews with the Cast: The Superest Two-Part Episode Ever
French Stewart Interview - Wild About Harry

Run Time: 10 hr 40 min Starring: John Lithgow, Kirsten Johnston, French Stewart Co-Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Curtin, Simbi Khali Language: English Rating: TV-PG Number of Discs: 3 UPC: 683904526816 SKU: MV52681

The Medal of Honor is awarded for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States."
This 6-part documentary chronicles the highest award given to military personnel for their extreme bravery, valor and harrowing sacrifices. Covering the Civil War through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, learn about the most courageous acts performed by the people who fight for American freedom. These are their stories...
1. The Civil War
2. World War One
3. World War Two Europe
4. World War Two Pacific
5. The Korean War
6. The Vietnam War

Genre: Documentary, War Run Time: 4 hr 4 min Starring: Various Language: English Rating: TV-PG Number of Discs: 1 UPC: 683904630803 SKU: MV63080

Up From Slavery:
In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.

But when slavery was first brought to America's shores, this war, and even the nation it tore apart, was centuries in the future. With incredibly detailed historical reenactments, expert commentary and the stories of slavery told through first-hand accounts, this is an epic struggle 400 years in the making. A journey into the past like none other. This is the story of these men and women who by their hands laid the foundation of what would become the most powerful nation on Earth. Join us as we rise...UP FROM SLAVERY.


Part One - 1619 Virginia - The First African Slaves arrive

Part Two - 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery under the rule of the British Empire

Part Three - Slavery in the United States after the Revolution

Part Four - Nat Turner’s Rebellion, 1831

Part Five - Abolition from the North grows

Part Six - The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation

Part Seven - Aftermath of the Civil War and new “freedom”

Genre: Documentary, Television Run Time: 5 hr 6 min Starring: Various Language: English Rating: TV-14 Number of Discs: 2 UPC: 683904524218 SKU: MV52421

Feel free to check out TV flash backs to browse all of their great movies, they have many new releases available as well!!

Now for the giveaway: Mill Creek Entertainment is also giving away all 5 titles above to one lucky reader! 

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on June 4, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter. 

Book Review: Beautiful Ambition by Tara Brooke

Beautiful Ambition by Tara Brooke

I recently received a copy of  the new book  Beautiful Ambition: My Secrets To Love, Happiness & Success by Tara Brooke to review.

Did you ever want to do something in life so bad and you keep looking back as time is passing you by wondering how and why you should have done it? Did you ever feel like you needed some direction to get you to that place?  

Tara Brooke, a devoted wife and mother of 2 twins has spent many years enjoying a successful modeling career, she is a full-time entrepreneur and now also an author. Tara has come a very long way and loves to share with others how they to can come a long way no matter what kind of childhood life they had. She has grown from her own trials and experiences with different challenges growing up and lays it all out on the table with a step-by-step approach on what and how to go about living your life.

If  your looking for a self-help book that guides you from a to b on how to live life to the fullest then this book is for you. It will help you figure out what you want to do and where you want to be in life and how to get there! 
In Tara's book she talks about everything women want to know about - from finding Love, what men are looking for, to manifesting your dreams, she shows how you can do anything in life that you put your heart into, she tells how to not just stay stuck in the same place. This book is a must read!!

To know more about Beautiful Ambition:
Check out Tar's website here, and you can also download a FREE CHAPTER of the book! 

I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.