Night at the Museum 2: Review and Giveaway

When the weather gets cold outside, my husband and I love to have movie nights on the weekend!  We pick a night, a warm blanket, some popcorn and a great movie and enjoy some time together sans kids!

We recently selected “Night at the Museum:  Battle of the Smithsonian“, released on December 1st, for our movie night extravaganza.  My hubby and I both love Ben Stiller (who doesn’t love “There’s Something about Mary?”), so we couldn’t wait to check this movie out!

nightmuseum A brief synopsis:

History is larger than life — and twice as funny — in this monumental comedy sequel.  Ben Stiller (MeetThe Parents, There’s Something About Mary) stars as Larry Daley, a former night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, where the exhibits come alive after dark.  But now Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle against a cranky Egyptian Pharaoh who plans to take over the museum… and the world! From returning director Shawn Levy (Cheaper By The Dozen), the film also stars Amy Adams (Enchanted), Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”), Ricky Gervais (“The Office”), Steve Coogan (Tropic Thunder) and Jonah Hill (Super Bad).”

I love releasing the stress of the week with laughter, and this movie definitely worked for us!  I have not seen the first movie, but I would love to go back and check it out now!  Night at the Museum:  Battle at the Smithsonian on DVD and Blu-ray would make an excellent stocking stuffer for your movie buff this year, and fortunately, I have FIVE copies to giveaway!

How to enter:

1. Tell me the last movie you rented and watched at home!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on December 31st. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Bender/Helper Impact who provided the product for review. I was not compensated in any way except for the complimentary product.


  1. We actually don’t rent many movies, we have quite a few; once in a while we’ll just wait & PPV, daddy will take kids to inexp matinee, if it’s something we really really want we’ll get I can’t honestly remember!!

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  28. Jessica H. says:

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  33. Eileen Deliz says:

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  48. Soha Molina says:

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  68. Monique Rizzo says:

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  72. Funny People with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogan. there were at least 15 other celebrity cameo’s, mostly other comedians. It was a good movie.
    the first Night at the Museum has been on our local network two nights in a row and both nights I watched and laughed!

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  77. I’ve been wanting to see this 2nd movie – I really liked the first one. The last movie I rented was Julie & Julia. Pretty good, but I liked the book better. 🙂

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  81. Oh, my gosh! Rented! Oh, we have PayPerView rentals like Wolverine. lol


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  87. Patti Hess says:

    The Last movie we rented and watched was “Night at the Museum 2” I loved it!!

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  104. Melissa M. says:

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  106. Slumdog Millionaire – we watched it last night and it was even better than I expected!

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  118. It was “The Class,” a French film. Pretty good!

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  120. david basile says:

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  121. It has been so many years since I rented a movie, I couldn’t tell you what it was. You can buy movies at places like Wal Mart and Target for such a low cost, it doesn’t make sense (IMHO) to mess around with renting them. The last movie I bought was The Proposal. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  153. I don’t remember the last time I rented a movie, it’s been so long. I saw this movie at the theater.

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  170. I think the last movie we rented and watched was UP. It was not my favorite animated movie but the kids seemed to like it.

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  185. Belinda Shaw says:

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  186. Christina S says:

    Funny enough it was this very movie. It was very cute.

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  189. Marc Hollin says:

    We don’t rent movies. We have just about every premium movie channel there is on cable and with On Demand, there’s no need to rent anything. Just watched Slumdog Millionaire on HBO On Demand earlier tonight. Thanks for the contest. 🙂

  190. Soha Molina says:
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  207. Ken Robinson says:

    It’s been a while since I rented a movie because our local Hollywood Video closed shop. I want to rent Watchmen – Ultimate Edition. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

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  209. nicole barr says:

    the last movie I rented was marley and me and I balled my eyes out but the last movie I watched coincidently is night at the museum and I loved it

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  216. Derk Thomas says:

    I have not rented in years. I have on demand and buy DVDs when they are on sale as low as $3.99. The last movie might have been a Pokemon movie.

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  218. Laurie Murley says:
  219. We don’t really rent movies very often, but I guess it would be Transformers. Thanks.

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  223. Ed Nemmers says:

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  224. Andrea Burns says:

    The second Transformer movie (it’s been awhile 🙂

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  226. My family and I rented The Proposal….funny movie!

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  230. christopher h says:

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  243. I just fell asleep to District 9, but previously it was Santa Buddies.

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  246. He’s Just Not That Into You

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  248. Harry Potter and the half-blood prince

  249. We watched the Hangover!!! Good laughs

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  251. The latest we rented and watched was Up

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  254. Julie and Julia was the last movie I rented and watched at home. I really enjoyed it.

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    The last movie I rented was Public Enemies with Johnny Depp!

  260. I’ve never rented a movie– I buy them at garage sales or at the store.

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  262. We never rent movies actually. We buy them. The last one I bought and watched was It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Christmas version.

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  265. Sheilacakes says:

    We rented Julie & Julia. It was a great movie!

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  267. kathy pease says:

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  271. We watched GI JOe. I was suprised at how family friendly it really was. We saw Transformers and I was disappointed with the profanity. Very little in this one. Thank you

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  273. The Powerpuff girls movie..

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  276. It was actually my husband’s choice: The Hangover but we had to wait for the kids to go to bed!

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