Sunday, March 4, 2018

Aliens Ate My Homework { A Family Movie Review and Giveaway}

***DVD received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Spring is just about here!

On the bright side, that means better weather overall and more outside play! But in my area, that also means rain and storms! So, we can't quite spend all of our days outside in the sun just yet. We like to have a lot of fun indoor rainy day activities on standby, just in case!

One of our favorite ways to spend the rainy days is to pop some popcorn, grab some movie theater candy and having a movie at home... we just have to find the perfect family friendly movies to do so! Today, I'm sharing an all new movie that is absolutely perfect for those family movie days, Aliens Ate My Homework:

Aliens Ate My Homework is a suspenseful family comedy which follows the adventures of sixth-grader Rod Allbright (Greig) and the extraterrestrial lawmen known as the Galactic Patrol. When a tiny spaceship flies through his window and lands on his science project, Rod and his cousin Elspeth (McNamara) meet a group of friendly aliens, including Phil, a talking plant (voiced by William Shatner). The earthlings quickly join the aliens’ adventurous mission to help defeat an evil alien criminal. After discovering the evil alien is disguised as a human - someone he knows all too well – Rod and Elspeth race to save the world from total planetary disaster.

If the name didn't tip you off, I'll be the first to tell you--- this movie is too fun! My kids and I were cracking up at the fun, alien humor. It was goody, it was cheesy, it was ideal for the family to watch together. Not only does it offer plenty of laughs and adventure, but it also offered a really great story about family, friendship and coming together. Just the kin of movie I love to watch with my children. I must admit the name drew my 10-year-old in... and I mean, how could it not? Science, science fiction, a good homework excuse? Yep, right up the alley of my 10 year old. He loved it, and I loved watching it with him!

We also couldn't get enough of the bonus features, take a look:

BONUS FEATURES on DVD and digital
·         Not of This World: Creating Alien Life Forms – A look at creating some of the film's Alien characters, showcasing the work of Emmy-winning visual effects maestro Todd Masters and his creature effects team. Viewers will get a peek at what it takes to bring the creatures to life on-set through the magic of prosthetic make-up, as well as practical effects techniques like oversized sets and puppetry.
·         Aliens Ate My Homework: From Page to Screen – This piece will give viewers a peek at the process of turning the novel into a film – from concept to production and visual effects. Featuring behind the scenes footage plus interviews with the cast, filmmakers, and author Bruce Coville.
·         On the Set with Bruce Coville – The beloved author gives viewers a peek at life on the set of Aliens Ate My Homework while providing details on the origins of the Galactic Patrol book series.
·         The Galactic Patrol Wants You! – A closer look at the members of the Galactic Patrol featuring Grakker, Madame Pong, Rod Allbright, Elspeth, and Phillogenous Esk Piemondum, aka Phil. In this featurette, the intrepid crew of the Starship Ferkel will reveal details on their current mission and will inform viewers on what it takes to become a member of the Galactic Patrol.

If you have a kid who enjoys aliens or science fiction, this is one movie you'll want to add to your movie night. It will be available on DVD and digital video on March 6!

You can learn more and connect at the links below:


And one very lucky winner is going to win a copy for themselves. Enter using the giveaway form below:


  1. I would like to win for my cousin!



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