Despicable Me 2 Those adorable Minions are back for round two, which sees a reformed Gru starting his own jelly-making business to make a (finally peaceful) living for his three adopted daughters--employing the little yellow guys to come up with tasty jam recipes instead of concocting evil schemes. Life's all good for this family man who's content to plan princess parties and playdates until he's brought in by the Antivillain League to help track down a real bad guy who's in possession of a dangerous serum. Parents will appreciate the pop-culture references to James Bond and Get Smart, and the movie's sweet central message. For those of you who can't get enough, there's plenty of Minioning going on--from their set pieces to three cover songs to the big showdown in which they play a pivotal part. Extras: Featurettes on the nifty gadgets and an interview with the actresses, "Gru's Girls" (DVD/BD); the Blu-ray adds three Minion mini-movies (to ready you for their own feature film in 2015?); even more featurettes on the Minions, a Steve Carell interview on transforming Gru and a feature on the villain El Macho (Benjamin Bratt).
Now for the good stuff. We're giving away a Despicable Me 2 grand prize pack that includes these items:
Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack - Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $32
Sony Blu-ray 3D player - ARV $90
Beanie - ARV $10
Umbrella - ARV $10
Plush Dave - ARV $10
Plush Stuart - ARV $10
Fart gun - ARV $35
To enter this giveaway, simply post a comment to this blog with your answer to the following question: What is your favorite thing about the Despicable Me series? Enter one comment between now and 3:00 p.m. PST on December 17, 2013, and we'll randomly select one lucky winner on December 17 for the Despicable Me 2 3D Prize Pack. Winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond before an alternate winner is randomly selected. Open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only. The 3D Prize Pack will be shipped only to a valid mailing address within the U.S. Total ARV of the prize is one hundred ninety-seven dollars ($197.00). Please see Official Rules for giveaway details. No purchase necessary.
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Fast & Furious 6 This sequel in the long-running franchise brought on Dwayne Johnson as a U.S. agent who recruits expats Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to help him take down a dangerous group of mercenary drivers equipped with a seemingly unstoppable fleet of vehicles. In exchange for their help, Agent Hobbs promises them full pardons, which will allow them to return to the States without fear of arrest. The movie is one thrill ride after another, and even though the stunts are over-the-top outrageous, who cares? There's a reason this series has gone on for six movies, not the least of which is that it never took itself too seriously. Whether we'll ever see a seventh installment after the untimely death of star Paul Walker remains to be seen, but if it does we'll be looking forward to it. Extras: Featurettes on the newcomers, the returning stars and a set visit with Diesel (DVD/BD); the BD adds featurettes on the cars, the fight sequences and breakdowns of four key set pieces. A portion of DVD and BD sales will be donated to Paul Walker's Reach Out Worldwide foundation that provides assistance after natural disasters.
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We love the minions - the movies are lots of fun for the whole family.
The minions are some of the most entertaining henchmen ever!
love gru and the minions !
love the minions , displaying creative antics
Not only do the minions (who always make me smile!), but Gru's sweet & tender side (as shown by his devotion to his girls, his care 4 his minions & his newfound love!).
this series is funny from start to end and the purple minions amazing lol
Love the minions but also the whole voiceover character cast was a great fit !
The kid in me would say "It's So fluffy", because I love saying that, but the truth is I love the Minions their antics are hilarious.
Love the minions!! Never laughed so much in my life (and this year I needed a really good laugh!)
love the minions and so do my children. my little boy loves this movie
love the minions!
The minions definitely make the movie great! My girls want to have some as pets! :)
My favorite thing about the series is the Minions.
There is so much cuteness. The little girls are cute and the minions are adorable.
I love how adorable the minions are! They are my favorite part because they make me laugh every scene they're in. I also love how Despicable Me is a movie all ages can watch and enjoy. The story line is great and has humor, action, and all kinds of interesting parts in it!!
I like how it's a family-friendly series, but it is still interesting to the older crowd as well as the younger crowd.
It is hard to find truly family friendly movies. These show the possibility of redemption.
the minions are great and funny but also the story is nice.
They are family friendly movies that show great if silly teamwork! Love the girls, love Gru, and love minnions!!!!!!!
I love Gru and his Minions. He has a big heart and makes me laugh. He's rough around the edges but always shows his tender side.
I like these movies because Gru has a good heart and the minions are hilarious.
The Minions are AWESOME !! Love the movies!
I liked Despicable Me because of Gru's evil machines but the minions have grown on me and they're my favorites now.
We watch the Despicable Me movies for the adorable minions! :D
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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