July 2015 MovieBlox Review + 15% off Promo Code!

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MovieBlox
The Breakdown:
Monthly | Cost: $20/month for DVDs and $23/month for BluRay
DVDs, snacks, and other awsome surprises
Ships via USPS | Ships to US

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So what is MovieBlox exactly? This is what you’ll get in your monthly box!

  • A new DVD ($20/mo + Free Shipping) or Blu-Ray ($23/mo + free shipping) in every box.
  • Popcorn! Get a different brand and/or flavored popcorn every month. Receive some of your favorites or find some new favorites testing out some fun flavors.
  • Candy! Every movie deserves its sweets. They will hand-pick candy to go along with your movie. Some come in bags some come in boxes but all will taste amazing. (I mean, it’s candy!)
  • A surprise! Boxes come with little surprises and extras. No one knows what’ll be in next months box but that’s the best kind of surprise. 😉

When you sign up, you can choose from two types of boxes – either the classic or the kids version! And you can also list your favorite movie genres as well as genres you don’t want to receive. So if you hate horror, then definitely add that on to ensure you won’t receive something creepy like It or Child’s Play. XD

Classic: “Come home to find a movie night waiting on your doorstep. Anything From Jaws & Howard the Duck to Old School & Titanic. From the 70’s-Today you’ll get a Movie, Popcorn, Candy, Trivia + Surprises. It’s nostalgia in a monthly box.”

Kids: “Relive your best movie memories & introduce your kids to movies that they will fall in love with too. Anything from Space Jam & Jumanji to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs or Finding Nemo. Surprise gifts in every box that they’ll go crazy for.” When you choose kids, you also have the option of choosing a girls or boys box!

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I was sent the Classic box to review! So my DVD of the month was Batteries Not Included.

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Your DVD (or BluRay) of the month comes with a trivia card! I kind of love that because it’s like a little extra about the movie you can use to impress your friends later on. 😉 Haha, but seriously – I am that type of person who loves random facts and spouts them whenever an opportunity presents itself. XD

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Batteries Not Included – Synopsis: Frank (Hume Cronyn) and Faye Riley (Jessica Tandy) are an elderly New York City couple living in a depressed part of town. There, they run a diner as well as an apartment building, which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. One day, Frank and Faye learn that a property developer wants them to sell the apartment. When they refuse, their diner is vandalized. However, Frank, Faye and their tenants are aided by mysterious flying saucers, which help them repair the diner and fight back.

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I have never seen this movie! But that’s not a surprise since I’m really not caught up on movies at all… and also because this came out in 1987, which was before I was born. :p In any case, it’s rated PG, so it’s definitely kid-friendly and if your family likes the fantasy/comedy genre, this will be great for a family movie night! This particular movie has a 6.5/10 rating on IMDB and 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. I think it’ll just be a good movie to watch when you want to relax and have a good laugh.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that I have more of an appreciation for comedy. It really helps me unwind after a long week. 🙂

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Kabluey – Synopsis: Leslie (Lisa Kudrow) is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman (Scott Prendergast), who is less than prepared to care for the couple’s two preadolescent boys. When Leslie still can’t make ends meet on her own, Salman is forced to find employment, but, with minimal qualifications, his only option is to become a mascot for a digital company by donning a bulbous blue costume.

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I do believe this is my special extra this month. So I get two DVDs in one box, score! 😀 I’ve actually heard about this movie, but have not watched it. It gets 6.7/10 on IMDB and 84% on Rotten Tomatoes. It has Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends!) and it’s also a comedy (but probably closer to satire).

From Wikipedia (because yes, it’s a reliable source no matter what your teachers and professors might say): “Kabluey was praised by critics as being funny while combining elements of modern day alienation, American culture and commenting on the war in Iraq.”

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Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet Popping Corn in a Pop Up Bowl – I love popcorn. Salty, buttery popcorn is the best kind when it’s piping hot and right out of the microwave. :p (I do also love cheese popcorn, you know, just FYI.) The great thing about this particular bag of microwaveable popcorn is the fact that it pops up to become a bowl so you don’t need to get your hands oily reaching into it once the popcorn level dips to below the halfway line.

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Goobers – Did you know that I have actually never had these before? XD When my family and I go to the movie theaters, we actually never get anything to eat. We just go and watch. Even if I go with my friends, the only thing I’ll get is an Icee. But these are good! They remind me of Mr. Goodbars with more peanuts.

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The July 2015 MovieBlox Classic Box!

Overall enjoyment: Okay, first off. Yes, we have Netflix now. We have Redbox. We have illegal streaming/downloading. And if we really want to, we can go to our local library to rent whatever movie we want (as long as it’s not checked out by someone else). So why subscribe to Movieblox?

Well, I personally think that there’s something to be said about owning the physical DVD (or BluRay), just like owning an actually hardcopy of a book rather than downloading an ebook onto your kindle or iPad. If it’s a movie series I love, then you can bet I’ll buy that DVD set with extended scenes. :p

Plus, I love that it promotes the idea of a movie night so that you can spend time with your friends and family instead of scrolling away on Tumblr (haha guilty) or trolling on Twitter (also guilty). You can introduce your kids to classics that you loved as a kid or you can rewatch some of their favorites in the kids box. But of course, my favorite thing is that it comes with FOOD. Seriously, a box that comes with food is a box that’s already half-won me over. XD

So if you’re interested in signing up for MovieBlox and getting awesome movies and movie snacks… feel free to use my promo code! Use Box4days to get 15% off on any subscription! But hurry, this code will expire in two weeks. 😀

*Disclosure: The above item was complimentary and received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. I only review things that are in line with my interests and wouldn’t subject you, my dear readers, to boring products or subscriptions.

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