Thursday, January 11, 2018

THE STAR - DVD Review and Giveaway




I went to the theater and watched THE STAR with my daughter and son-in-law.  Because of that, I can't speak for any of the bonus materials included when the DVD comes out.  But, to speak of the film, it's one that families can watch together to get a glimpse of Jesus' birth.  THE STAR features expressive animation of animals who follow Mary and Joseph on the journey that changed their lives.  Although the film sometimes sways from the true telling of the real story, it stays mostly on course from the beginning of Mary being told by an angel that she was pregnant to the birth of Christ in a manger.  I'd recommend THE STAR as a delightful family film.



From the studio that brought you MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN & CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes the timeless tale about faith, friendship, and the importance of believing in yourself.

AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s THE STAR arrives for the first time on Digital on February 6 and on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital February 20 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.

Rounding out the all-star voice cast including Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”) as Mary, Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as Joseph, Grammy® Award-Winner Kelly Clarkson as Leah the horse, Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”) as Zach the goat, Ving Rhames  (Mission Impossible) as Thaddeus the dog, Gabriel Iglesias (Coco, Ferdinand) as Rufus the dog, Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”) as Edith the cow, Emmy® and Tony® Award-Winner Kristin Chenoweth as Abby the mouse, and Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World) as King Herod.

Bonus Materials Include:

 Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels
"Life Is Good" Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along
Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists
“The Star” by Mariah Carey
“Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
“Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
“We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
“Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round
Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft
Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day
An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life

THE STAR has a run time of approximately 86 minutes and is rated PG: for some thematic elements

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51 comments:

Peggy said...

I did not see it when it was in the theater. I look forward to seeing it now.

Lisa Ann said...

I did not see this when it was in the theater but look forward to watching it on DVD with my grandchildren.

Julie Waldron said...

No, I did not see it at the theater. It looks really cute though and would be a great movie to add to my Christmas DVD collection.

Susan Smoaks said...

I missed the star when it was in the theater. i saw the trailer though and it really did look good.

Christa Bengtsson said...

I didn't watch it in the theaters. I didn't hear about this movie until now.

Mammamayor said...

My daughter really wanted to see it, but we’d ran out of time . It’s looks super cute .natbelinsky@verizon.net

Heather B said...

I actually had not even heard of this movie until now.

arress said...

No, we didn’t see this movie in the theaters.

Amy C said...

No, we did not get to see it in the theaters.

Jackie said...

I didn't see The Star when it was in the theater. I'd love to watch it with my daughters.
Thank you!

Charity Cram said...

I didn't see it in the theater, but I wanted to go. Thank you for the chance to win!

Ken Ohl said...

did not see this in the theatre so think my little niece would love this

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I haven't seen it in theaters but would like to watch it. It looks cute.

Amy Drazen said...

I have actually never heard of this movie. However, it looks super cute and I have 2 daughters that would love it. They love animated movies about animals. I would love to win this for them.

bison61 said...

I did not see this when it was in the theater

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Shelly Peterson said...

I have seen this movie in the theater, my grandson loved it.

Kelly said...

Yes, we went to see this movie while it was in theaters.

Pam said...

We weren't able to go when The Star was in the theatre, but I've heard such great reviews. I would love to watch it with our grandkiddos.

Stephanie Bastien said...

we havent got to watch it yet but really wanna!

Colleen Maurina said...

We never got a chance to watch The Star during the busy holiday season. I would love to watch this with my four grandchildren. This looks like a great family movie!

Shelly Leatham said...

We did not get to the theaters, but we really wanted to see this!! Thanks for the chance.

KV H said...

I wasn't able to see it in the theater.

mail4rosey said...

I had free tickets to go and they were expired when we decided to get to the theater! So...we decided to watch it anyway and it wasn't on anymore!! Big bummer. I'd love to win. Thanks for hosting!

cheryl c said...

I was too busy to see it in the theater, but it looks wonderful.

Maria Gagliano said...

Never saw it but love movies I can watch with my kids

Elizabeth Brooks said...

we haven't seen it, but want too

Joseph Wallace said...

I did not see this movie in theaters but I really wanted to. It looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Jeremy said...

We did not see this in the theater.

iggysaysno said...

We didn't get to see it in the theater.

Charlene S. said...

I haven't seen this yet, but I think I would enjoy watching it with my son.

Renee said...

Didn't see it! Wanted to, but kids voted for Coco :)

Niclan80 said...

I did not get a chance to see The Star when it was at the movie theater. My family really wants to see it.

Dawn Ballo said...

I haven't seen it yet but hope to soon.

Brittany Steuart said...

I didn’t watch it in theater. My kids and I do want to see it.

Heather Swarthout said...

I didn't watch it in the theaters but my daughters want to see it!

DAJ said...

I didn't get to watch it in theaters.

Margaret said...

We didnt see it but would like to

msrodeobrat said...

I didn't get the chance to see it in theaters!
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Antoinette M said...

No, we did not watch the movie.

David B said...

I did not see it

sherylssg said...

I did not see the movie but look forward to watching it on DVD. I think my niece will enjoy the Star-aoke material included on the DVD.

tatertot374 said...

We did not get see the movie in the theater. It looks so cute tho! Thank you

Jacquelyn Cannon said...

No I did not watch the movie when it was out in film but I would love to watch it with my one and only granddaughter!

Stacy said...

I did not see it and have not heard of it until this post.

Nafeeza Chung said...

I haven't seen it! Just learnt about it on this blog post

Tara L said...

I have not seen The Star yet, but look forward to seeing it.

Jillian Too said...

I haven't seen it yet but my nephew loved it.

Mary Cloud said...

No, we did get to go see it when it was in theater's

SueZH said...

I didn't see it in the theater but my daughter took my grandson.

Richard Brandt said...

Missed this when it was playing the theaters but the reviews were good.

Trish carlson said...

No, i didn't get a chance to see in the theaters. I'm sure my son would love this.