6 Movies For When you Just Need a Break

We all need to take time and relax every now and then. A movie is a great way to do so. If you are having a bad day, bad week, or just need to refresh on the couch, watching a fun movie is a great way to reset your spirits. Keep reading for some great picks to lighten the mood.

Babe and Babe: Pig In The City 

Babe, everyone’s favourite sheep-herding pig will delight the family in this 2 movie combo. In the original film, Babe learns he’s cut out for herding, against his owners wish. The sequel takes babe and a gaggle of animal friends to the big city to help save Arthur Hoggett’s farm. With plenty of light hearted laughs, and adorable characters, these movies are family fun for parents and kids alike.

The Pink Panther Cartoons

The Pink Panther is paws down the world’s grooviest cartoon star. In 1964, this pink-inked feline slinked onto the opening credits of Blake Edwards’ caper film by the same name and threatened to steal the entire show. This digitally remastered Pink Panther cartoon collection is the perfect companion for everything from a few minutes to a few hours of laugh inducing entertainment.

Bad Boys for Life 

Action packed, and full of laughs, the Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett come back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. A great last hurray for this mid 90’s hit franchise, sure to help you escape reality for 2 hours and 4 minutes.

The Land Before Time

This is another great adventure for the whole family. For some this will remind them of their childhood, for others it might be a whole new discovery. Voyage back in time with Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky and Petrie – a group of very different young dinosaurs who find themselves thrown together when the world around them quickly changes. With one common dream of making it to the lush, legendary Great Valley, they quickly learn that they’ll need to overcome differences and trust each other in order to survive.

Ocean’s 8 

The latest addition to the Oceans series has Debbie Ocean planning an elaborate heist at the biggest event of the year, the Met Gala. The target, 150 million dollar diamond necklace that’s around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger who will be center stage at the event. Laugh along as her and the team of specialists she’s recruited, as they try to do the impossible.


Soar away to “a whole new world” in Disney’s animated masterpiece Aladdin. Join the charming street rat Aladdin, the determined Princess Jasmine and the hilarious Genie (voiced by the unforgettable Robin Williams) on a wondrous journey filled with action, laughter and Academy Award-winning music.

We hope whatever your movie taste, we’ve inspired some fun ways to escape for a bit and unwind in the realm of cinema. Remember we have everything you need for your home theater, and a wide selection of Blu-Ray and DVD’s.

4 Ways To Take Your Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving

We’re all familiar with Thanksgiving but have you heard of Friendsgiving? It’s a more casual take on Thanksgiving where you get together with friends and enjoy a fun evening with non-traditional activities and dishes (think potluck!) If you’re thinking of hosting a Friendsgiving, we want to help you make it as memorable as possible. Keep reading and hopefully the following suggestions will help you to create new traditions for this holiday.

1. Food Ideas

Friendsgiving means you can forgo the traditional food and opt for fun and unique meal choices. Why not have everyone bring a different kind of homemade pizza or a different appetizer? You can even do a fondue, with everyone bringing a different dippable ingredient! This fondue set here includes 4 dipping forks and 3 ceramic ramekins. If you still really enjoy traditional Thanksgiving food, here are a few classic options with a twist:

Hawaiian Sweet Roll Stuffing
Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
Sweet Potato Kale Pizza
Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding
Cranberry Turkey Paninis
Juicy Turkey Burgers

2. Kitchen Tools

Once you’ve decided what you want to make, It’s time to get out your kitchen gadgets. This Belgian Style Waffle Maker is an excellent choice for a fun meal idea, like pumpkin waffles. It’s compact, easy to clean and can make up to 4 waffles at once. There’s also the Chefman Panini Grill. It has a floating hinge to adjust to thicker sandwiches if you’re feeling extra hungry, and non-stick plates if you love your sandwiches with extra cheese (like these cranberry turkey paninis). It also opens flat for grilling burgers and steaks. The options are endless and delicious!

Preparing your Friendsgiving dish for a larger group of people can take up a good amount of your time. That’s where Crock-Pots come in. They are convenient multi-cookers that can make 5-star meals without you having to slave away in the kitchen. As well, using a Crock-Pot frees up your oven for cooking other dishes or desserts (Chocolate Pumpkin Piecaken, anyone?). The different sizes are great and allow you to prepare larger portions of food, especially during the holidays. Plus, as your meal cooks, you can go and mingle with your guests. If you want a chance to win one of these kitchen miracles, check out our Crock-Pot Crocktober contest here!



3. Going Green

A lot of guests over means a lot of plates, cups and cutlery being used – maybe more than you have in the kitchen! One option is to have each of your guests bring a plate and set of cutlery with them from home. Or for easy clean up you could use paper and plastic, but that’s not the best option for the environment. Why not use these awesome compostable cups, plates and cutlery? They are made from plant material and will biodegrade but are also heat resistant up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit!

Since Friendsgiving usually requires everyone to bring a different food dish, you will also end up with a ton of food. Make sure you have the right containers to store any leftover food in. Alternatively, you can purchase these reusable containers and pack the leftovers in them for guests to take home. Ask your friends to bring them to your next gathering so you can reuse them again for any leftovers. If there are scraps of food not worth saving, put them in a green bag or bin for composting. Taking all of these tips into consideration will help make your Friendsgiving a little more eco-friendly!

4. Entertainment

Play long into Friendsgiving night with some not-so-classic board games like Telestrations After Dark, Cards Against Humanity, Monopoly Cheaters Edition or Escape Room The Game. Not really a board games kind of crowd? If you have the game consoles, check out these multiplayer games like Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch or Little Big Planet 3 for PlayStation. If your gang is into music, why not grab a portable bluetooth speaker to play your favourite playlist? Finally, if your group of friends loves capturing the moment, you’ll really enjoy the Fujifilm Instax Mini for taking instant photos that can be given out like souvenirs. It even has a selfie mode and mirror. If you want to take large group photos, try using a selfie stick. This one fits to most Smartphones and expands up to 38.5“. Want to go old-school in a world of technology? Pick up some disposable cameras instead. Nothing beats that feeling of waiting to see how your photos will turn out after you’ve sent them to be developed at the Photolab!

Whether this is your first Friendsgiving or your fifth, we hope you’ve found these suggestions helpful. Whatever you choose to do, we wish you a Happy Friendsgiving!