Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Dog Who Saved Halloween {Movie Review & Giveaway}




Synopsis: 

Zeus (voiced by Joey Lawrence) is back, but this time, it ain't Santa and snow he's saving!

The Bannister family has just moved in to the neighborhood and are trying to get adjusted to suburban life: school, work, and the ever vigilant wacky set of neighbors they inherited with the house.

When Halloween rolls around, George Bannister (Gary Valentine) and Zeus notice something strange about their new next door neighbor-weird men delivering questionable packages at all hours of the night, odd behavior from their neighbor and his scary dog Medusa (voiced by Mayim Bialik), and not to mention a menacing green light coming from his attic at night!

Setting out to expose whatever dastardly plot his neighbor has in store, Gary enlists the help of two unlikely assistants, Ted (Dean Cain) and Stewey (Joey Diez), who are trying to give up their burglarizing ways (badly I might add) and go straight.

Will they find what's going on in the house next door before it's too late?


DVD Extras and Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Co-Producer/Director Peter Sullivan, Writer/Executive Producer Jeffrey Schenck, Executive Producer Barry Barnholtz and Actors Elisa Donovan & Gary Valentine
  • Halloween Dog Tricks
  • Bloopers

My Thoughts:

I'm not familiar with The Dog Who Saved franchise, but I was quite excited to be given the opportunity to review the movie!

When it comes to movies, I'm pretty much an equal opportunity person-I do have my favorite genres, but I try to give everything a watch before I pass my judgement.

I'm ashamed to say, I passed judgement on this movie too fast *hangs head in shame* I thought, since it was geared towards kids, it wasn't going to be that great with script and acting, but boy was I W.R.O.N.G! Not only is this a great kids movie, but it also has a lot of great material (writing, acting) to keep an adult entertained, which impressed me quite a bit!

I fell head over heels for Zeus the dog, which, by the way, I think someone on this movie was thinking when they got Joey to voice him because he was definitely the right choice to bring the character of Zeus to life :)

My boyfriend was also a fan of the movie as well-He said, and I quote, "It was really cute." Lol

All in all, definitely a movie I'm happy has been added to our collection! And now, you all have a chance to add it to yours as well :)


{The Giveaway}

A copy of The Dog Who Saved Halloween on DVD!!


{The Rules}

1. You MUST include a way to reach you whether it be an email or blogger URL.
2. Each comment, mandatory and or extra, has to be separate.
3.
This contest is open to US residents only.



{Win It}

Tell me in a comment what is your favorite thing about Halloween?



{Extra Entries}


1. Follow my blog through GFC(1 extra)

2. Subscribe to Me(2 extra)
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3. Follow Zeus the Dog on Twitter(1 extra)

4. Follow Me on Twitter(1 extra)

5. Tweet this giveaway(1 extra daily)


 Enter to #Win a Copy of The Dog Who Saved Halloween on DVD! {Ends 10/26} @TheEclecticE @DogHalloween http://bit.ly/nZHFtn #giveaway


6. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link(3 extra)

7. Become a fan of The Dog Who Saved Halloween on Facebook (1 extra)


That's 1 mandatory entry + 23 possible extra entries which = 24 entries total!
Good Luck!






The Eclectic Element Disclaimer:: I received a copy of The Dog Who Saved Halloween on DVD so that I could accurately write an honest review of the movie-All thoughts and opinions expressed in the above post are 100% mine and mine alone. This contest is open to US citizens only and will run from Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:00 pm central standard time until Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:59 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You have 72 hours to claim your prize and send me your shipping information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will choose another winner.





127 comments:

Xmas Dolly said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is the decorating first of all & then the trick or treaters coming to the door so I can see all the little ones dressed up in their costumes.

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vmkids said...

the candy the candy the candy

I also love watching kids reaction to everybody dressed up
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Mysharona said...

I like the candy!

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Ledford Land said...

Definitely my fav thing about Halloween is the excuse to DRESS UP!!! :) I just love it and plan on dressing up every Halloween until my last!

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Crocheted Little Things said...

Sounds a cute family movie!
My fave thing about Halloween is dressing up, of course!

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sherylssg said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing the different costumes the children are wearing when they visit my home for trick-or-treat night.

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Nathalie Jean said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is that I have an excuse to eat candy that isn't good for me.

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Patty C said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is scaring the kids! LOL

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Kim said...

My favortie part of Halloween is going to the pumpkin patch with the kids and carving the pumpkins.

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Melissa said...

my fav. part is all the kids dressing up!

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Danetta said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the kids dressed up and the candy...the candy is awesome too!
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Monica said...

Handing out candy to all the cute kiddos!

Thanks!

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Hi Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY SATURDAY!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

halloween parties! thank you!!

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shopannies said...

the pumpkins are my favorite
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Terra H. said...

My favorite is going to the haunted houses and working the haunted trail at the campground. Thanks.
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Xmas Dolly said...

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kelley said...

candy of course!

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Wise Owl Designs said...

My favorite part about Halloween is the decorating. It lets me go all out on decorations and I love the parties!


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Karen Greenberg said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is decorating the house. After a boring summer it's fun to dress up our home on the inside and outside.
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Becky said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing the little kids in their costumes. They are so excited!!!!

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is decorating my yard and making it look nice and witchy!

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adriannaandjoeysmommy said...

i love all the movies that are on tv the whole month of october!

Kit said...

My favorite thing about halloween is the decorations! I LOVE the decorations!
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ellie said...

My favorite is carving the pumpkins. My two little grandsons and I did ours yesterday.
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Erica C. said...

Watching scary movies is my favorite part :)
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Anonymous said...

My favorite part about Halloween is taking my son trick or treating.
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cindy said...

my favorite thin is the candy
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Diane52 said...

My fave is watching the school children parade in their costumes.
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Anonymous said...

You have a great excuse to eat the candy the trick or treaters didn't get.

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non_amos said...

Liked Halloween as a kid.

Rebecca Shockley said...

Dressing the kids up and seeing all the cool costumes!
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Hudson's Coupon Lady said...

My favorite thing about Halloween, is getting to dress like someone else for a whole day. It is the one day a year you truly can be anyone you want to be!

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rawfish55 said...

My favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the kids dressed up.

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susansmoaks said...

my favorite thing about halloween is candy
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Atreau said...

I always loved dressing up and seeing everyone's costumes.

rdazer said...

my favorite thing about Halloween is seeing all the creative costumes

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