Oct 212013

CoupleDumb is often asked to review movies and the lion’s share of those are usually romantic comedies or love stories. We have seen some that are forgettable and occasionally we get a surprise that leaves us smiling the rest of the evening. “I Give a Year” which is being released on DVD October 22, 2013. The film is kind of a reverse romantic comedy. Let us explain.

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The film starts out like most romantic comedies, the lovers meet and there are fireworks….literally. Then there is a cute courtship montage followed by a wedding. If the wedding scene doesn’t start you laughing you have never been on the altar saying “I do”. The movie takes you through the tumultuous first year of a couples married life with some very funny twists and turns. It’s like nothing you have ever seen!

We strongly recommend checking out this movie and it would be a great film to watch with a bunch a friends. Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker round out the top billing but you have to watch it for Minnie Driver who is flawless and Steven Merchant who is probably the most inappropriate person ever on film.

Special Features


  • Bloopers
  • Outtakes: The Doves
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Making of I Give It A Year: Relationships & Marriages
  • Making of I Give It A Year: Characters
  • Cast and Crew Interviews
  • International Interviews


Blu-ray Basics

 Price: $29.98

  • Street Date: October 22, 2013
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Catalog: 10609
  • MPAA Rating: R

DVD Basics

Price: $26.98

  • Street Date: October 22, 2013
  • Running Time: 97 minutes
  • Catalog: 10608
  • MPAA Rating: R
Oct 012013

So who invented shoes and belts? If you watched the Croods then you would know the answer. You can find the Croodaceous Inventions here.

Speaking of Belt, you can win him. Yes, Belt is a thing. He is the one that says, “Dun Dun Dahhh”. He also holds up your pants. The point is that you can win him and a copy of the Croods. Just leave a comment and we will choose a winner on Oct. 13.

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DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition

The Croods Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition include a Belt plush toy for a limited time and more than an hour of bonus features:

  • The Croodaceous Creatures of Croods! – Find out more about your favorite Croods creatures!
  • Be An Artist! – Now you can draw Belt, Macawnivore and Mousephant
  • The Croods Coloring & Storybook Builder App
  • Additional Bonus Features:
  • Belt’s Cave Journal – Take a journey with Belt and Guy as they rescue a Jackrobat
  • Croods Cuts (Lost Scenes) – The Croods’ directors share scenes that were deleted from the film
  • World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films
Sep 152013

Yes, we liked this movie. We actually saw it in the theatre which is kind of rare for us. We do not want to give away any of the funny parts but the beautiful birds flying in formation over the large herd animal made us laugh out loud. Of course our daughter had to point out that the animals depicted are imaginary because that is what she does.

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There are all kinds of activity pages that you can download here and color including a finger puppet, a maze and a connect the dots.

DreamWorks Animation’s THE CROODS, will debut on Digital HD™ on September 17 and Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 1.

Stay tuned for more on the Croods including a giveaway.

Aug 132013

So…We got stuff for you. The movie Epic is coming out on Blu-Ray and we have fun activities and a chance to win a copy of the movie. First the activities. One of them is a concentration matching game with the characters from Epic. The other is a bird glider. Our boys are making them and racing them as I write this. Just click the link and download the sheets.

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Now for the giveaway. Entry is simple. Leave a comment here with the hashtag #EpicDay. That is all. Entry ends on August 30 at 5:00 pm PST. (Notice how specific and professional this is.)

If you have not heard about Epic, here is some information from Fox entertainment’s press release.

“From the creators of Ice Age, the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure comes home as EPIC debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, and DVD this August 20 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Directed by Chris Wedge (The Ice Age Franchise) and featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, and Beyoncé, the blockbuster film comes home just in time to help families become one with nature and end the summer in Epic style.

Transported to a magical world, a teenager (Amanda Seyfried) is recruited by a nature spirit, Queen Tara (Beyoncé Knowles), to help the “Leafmen” save their existence – and ours – from evil warriors. The whole family will love this fast-paced thrill-ride, with its astonishing animation and all-star voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Oscar® Winner Christoph Waltz, and Steven Tyler!”

Sep 172012

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I was born in Southern California. When people talk of the tourist industry, I usually don’t see why anyone would visit Southern California. Sure, it’s beautiful, the weather is usually perfect, there are a billion things to see and do but this is my home, no big deal. I thought I had seen everything that L.A. County had to offer. Sure, everyone who grows up here at some point in their lives had met or knew of many people who were in the film industry. In fact, when I was in college at Loyola, most of my friends aspired to a career in the film industry. So there was little mystery to that whole part of L.A. for me. Remember, I did voice over work for “It’s Alive 3: Island of the Alive” (1987) for pizza and beer.

potter 300x200 Warner Brothers Studio Tour          So when I was invited to do the Deluxe Warner Brothers Studio Tour I thought, “big whoop”. I’ve seen it and done it all here. Well, I was wrong. The Warner Brother’s Studio Deluxe Tour was more than a back lot tour. They literally let us see behind the curtain and experience a working studio. We saw sets of current television shows, props used in the most famous films in history and museum pieces of the Harry Potter series of films and the most famous cars in movies and TV. The lunch at the Commissary Fine Dining Room, which was included in the price, and the museum were worth the price of admission.scooby 300x200 Warner Brothers Studio Tour

I must admit that I am a huge Harry Potter fan and totally geeked out in the museum whose entire second floor was dedicated to Harry Potter props, costumes and cool stuff. You can even get sorted!!! I must complain at this point since I was sorted into Slytherin and treated like a Malfoy I think due to my blonde hair. Aside from the very cool Potter stuff, I did get to see some costumes from my favorite show (Fringe), along with the bell from William Bell’s office and the piano from Casablanca.

This is a must see tour for anyone who loves movies and is ready to see how they make the magic. The Warner Brother’s Deluxe Tour is worth every penny.

Thanks to Warner Brother’s Studios Tours for this amazing opportunity. Sure, they gave me the ticket but all opinions are mine.