Sunday, February 16, 2020


family movie night
Thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment for sending us some goodies including PLAYING WITH FIRE and a giant Jenga game for some family movie night fun. This family friendly comedy starring John Cena, Judy Greer, Keegan Michael Key, Tyler Mane and John Leguizamo as well as introducing child actors Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater and Brianna Hildebrand is now available to add to your home entertainment video library via Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. PLAYING WITH FIRE is rated PG for rude humor, suggestive material, and mild peril by the Motion Picture Association of America.

The cast has some fun in the movie playing a game like Jenga with large wood timbers. So we got into the action too having a good time playing Jenga with a giant game set that Paramount provided us before turning on the movie. We made up some S'mores in the fireplace to snack on as we got nestled under blankets on the living room couch to watch the show. We'd seen the movie when it was playing in theaters and had been looking forward to seeing it again when it came out on home video. Adding some Jenga playtime and sweet sticky treats while enjoying the flames of the fire I built in our chimney made for an extra fun evening tying in to the theme of the movie for a night of family fun.

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family movie night

In PLAYING WITH FIRE when straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of expert firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three siblings (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) in the path of an encroaching wildfire, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet – babysitters. Unable to locate the children’s parents, the firefighters have their lives, jobs and even their fire depot turned upside down and quickly learn that kids – much like fires –are wild and unpredictable.

PLAYING WITH FIRE takes the elements of KINDERGARTEN COP and DADDY DAYCARE that made those flicks fun to watch and adds its own spin to the story for a movie that children and parents can enjoy viewing together. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously understanding it is what it is a comedy filled with corny jokes and slapstick humor that is meant to be enjoyed by families together over a tub of popcorn. There are scenes in this movie that had us all howling with laughter!

movie giveaway

To share my family's enjoyment of PLAYING WITH FIRE, has a Blu- ray+DVD+Digital Code movie pack to giveaway. For a chance to win it, just complete the rafflecopter entries below before 11:59pm EST on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Must be a United States resident over 18 years old to participate in this blog giveaway. Paramount will be responsible for delivery of the prize to our randomly selected winner. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Make sure to check out the bonus content available on Blu-ray and Digital for PLAYING WITH FIRE. Don't you love the extras they include on home video releases?! This movie includes the following featurettes:

+ Storytime with John Cena
+ Deleted Scenes
+ Bloopers
+ Lighting Up The Laughs
+ The Director’s Diaries: Read By Star Cast
+ What It Means To Be A Family
+ The Real Smokejumpers: This Is Their Story

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  1. watching fire engines in July 4th parade

  2. Every December our local fire department comes to our neighborhood with a Santa Claus and they give candy canes out to the kids. We really enjoy it.

  3. I have a few great memories as I was a volunteer with our local fire department for years.

  4. My sons still talk about the time they go to visit a real fire house & they had a dog too. :)

  5. It's always neat when you're little and they take you to see the firehouse, and the pole they use to get down to the firetrucks!

  6. My sisters father in law is a fire chief. My niece walks with him every year in the memorial day parade.

  7. they pass out candy at halloween