Monday, March 27, 2017

" ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story " Family Movie Night

** A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free **

I spent an evening relaxing the other night by kicking up my shoes and watching ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story on my living room television with my wife and kids.  This film ss one of my Top 3 favorites of the 8 Star Wars movies that have been made so far.  So I've anxiously been waiting to add ROGUE ONE to my home video library.

The movie was just released on Digital HD this last weekend.  Digital HD is when movies or television shows are purchased or rented in a digital format that features a 1080p high definition picture by streaming or downloading them.  Disney Movies Anywhere kindly provided us ROGUE ONE through their service plus a fun pack of goodies so that we could have a fun Star Wars themed Family Movie Night in conjunction with the Digital HD release of the film.

Disney Movies Anywhere allows you to purchase Digital HD versions of Disney, Disney Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars movies, store them via the cloud in one central spot, and access them anytime on the device of your choice.  Whether it is on your smart phone, tablet, PC or television Disney Movies Anywhere gives you the freedom to watch your movies when and how you want.  While the movies are stored online and can be streamed to a mobile device, TV, or computer, Disney Movies Anywhere also allows you to download your movies so users have an option to view their shows when an Internet connection isn't available.  Plus you can earn Disney Movie Rewards points for your purchases made through Disney Movies Anywhere and some titles also include exclusive content such as never-before-seen videos, new original programming, and other special perks.

We enjoyed our ROGUE ONE family movie night by streaming the movie from our Disney Movies Anywhere account to our big screen television using a ROKU player. Just plug a ROKU streaming stick into the HDMI port of your television to connect it to the Internet and watch any of the items in your Disney Movies Anywhere account's library.  After making up some blue milk like they enjoy drinking in a galaxy far, far away and grabbing some special edition Star Wars Cheez-It baked snack crackers to snack on from the kitchen we just had to plug in our ROKU, jump on the couch, and start streaming the show.

Here's how we make our Star Wars inspired Blue Milk:


1 cup of milk;
1/2 teaspoon of Kool-Aid Liquid Blue Raspberry Drink Mix;
1/2 teaspoon of sugar.

  • Pour the milk into a tall glass and gently stir in the blue raspberry drink mix;
  • The drink should initially be light tinted blue.  Add more of the fruit punch mix to get a darker color if you desire;
  • Add sugar to sweeten the taste.

ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story tells the epic story of a group of unlikely heroes who band together on a mission to steal the plans for the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction -- the Death Star. It concludes where the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, begins.  ROGUE ONE answers a question that Star Wars fans have been asking since A New Hope was released in 1977 -- how did Princess Leia get her hands on the Death Star plans in that movie.  ROGUE ONE is a nicely done film that will appeal to a new generation of Star Wars fan with its impressive special effects, well done casting, funny one liners and numerous action sequences while also providing much of the same tone and elements of the first trilogy of movies so that those, like myself, who have enjoyed this franchise over the last 40 years will be very satisfied by it.  While my favorite scene involves Darth Vader going on a rampage, the twins favorite part is the space battle over the planet of Scarif which they like to re-enact with their Star Wars toys.

In addition to being available on DigitalHD now, ROGUE ONE is being released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 4, 2017.   In addition to the feature presentation, the home video formats also contains never-before- seen ROGUE ONE bonus material that will take fans behind the scenes with the movie’s diverse, dynamic cast and inspired team of filmmakers. An intimate collection of stories reveals how the film came to life, as well as hidden Easter Eggs and film facts that audiences may have missed in the theater.

Bonus features include*:
  • A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movie’s concept – and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars stand-alone films.
  • Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen.
  • Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion.
  • K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance.
  • Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen.
  • Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot & The Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects.
  • The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time.
  • Visions of Hope: The Look of “Rogue One” – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy.
  • The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of “Star Wars: A New Hope” – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to the screen.
  • Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told.
  • Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect “Rogue One” to the Star Wars universe.

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