Monday, 28 October 2013

Half Term Entertainment for the whole family

We are really lucky to be part of the the TalkTalk family bloggers  programme this year, and we have been putting all the features of the YouView box through a Thorough testing.

As I mentioned in our previous review, the great thing about the TalkTalk YouView box is the ability to pick and choose your own TV packages, making it really easy to customise your TV viewing options and build an affordable package to suit your families needs.

The different boost options are all great and we have really enjoyed watching programs from the kids boost and the Movies boost, but ontop of the huge selection of TV channels  there is also a BoxOffice where you can purchase the latest blockbuster movies, giving you even more choice. The BoxOffice really does make a great half term entertainment options for the whole family.

Individual movies are priced  £4.50 for HD movies or £3.50 for standard streaming making it an affordable way to watch the latest films without leaving your living room.

This half term there are loads of films to entertain the children including Star Wars Clone Wars (which my boys have already earmarked) and Epic.

We picked out Epic to watch the other day, and all three children really enjoyed the film, with the colourful characters and captivating story set in a mysterious land in the trees, this film is a really great family movie. It follows the story of a young girl called Mary Katherine, or M.K  whose father has been researching  a world full of tiny leafmen protecting the forest.

The story progresses as M.K realises that her father was not crazy after all, and she is transported into the tiny world which is in danger after the death of their Queen, and she goes on an adventure to restore peace by protecting a pod which contains new life.

The characters in the film are a colourful bunch from the friendly snails and slugs to the more mysterious and dark creatures called Boggans who are lead by the evil Mandrake.

The story is fairly easy to follow and all the children enjoyed the movie, the bad guys were not too scary and there was enough humour to keep things light hearted. The ending saw M.K returned to her normal size and pick up the relationship with her father.

We really enjoyed watching Epic and using the TalkTalk boxoffice made it a really easy experience, one which we will use again. After purchasing the film you can watch it for 48 hours, which represents great value for money compared to a cinema entrance fee. 

The choice of films is great with the top movies, many of which become available on the same day as DVD releases, for adults this half term there is also a great variety of horror movies available with titles include Night of the Living Dead, I know what you did last summer, Zombieland, Fright Night 2, Jennifer's Body, Hide and Seek, The Pact and Warm Bodies. 

TalkTalk are also running a few promotion this half term, for the children selected movies are reduced saving you 50p per title, and for the Adults there is a special Halloween offer of '3 movies for £3 for 3 days' starting on the 31st October on the selected titles: Jennifer's Body, Hide and Seek and Zombieland. This promotion saves customers £4.50

If you are already a TalkTalk customer then  be sure to check out the great selection of films and enjoy a nice cosy duvet day - which is just what we plan on doing alot this week as we all recover from coughs and colds. Or if you are looking for a great phone Tv and broadband package then take a look at the various package options from TalkTalk

Disclaimer: We have received free Phone, Broadband and standard TV  package for 18 months for the purpose of this review (we do however pay for additional boosts and extras) - all views and opinions are r my own.

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