Moana, Behind The Movie & Polynesian Celebration #MoanaBluray

While recently in L.A. I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive Moana Blu-ray press event. It was an evening filled with Polynesian culture, entertainment, amazing food, and an intimate discussion with the filmmakers behind Disney's hit movie Moana. Polynesian dancers welcoming us to the #MoanaBluray presentation! Available to purchase on March 7th! #BeOurGuestEvent #Moana A post shared … [Read more...]

Alice Through The Looking Glass Director James Bobin Talks The Character of Time, Paying Tribute To The Book & Bloomers

Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass is now in theaters everywhere. One of the many talents behind this wonderful and whimsy film is director James Bobin. James Bobin is an English film director, writer, and producer. He worked as a director and writer on Da Ali G Show and helped create the characters of Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. We had the honor to meet with and interview James Bobin while in … [Read more...]

Join Anson Mount at the final Hell on Wheels premiere & after party! #FightDMD

My favorite T.V. cowboy, and star of one of my all-time favorite series, Anson Mount has teamed up with Omaze to offer the chance for one lucky fan and a friend to fly out west to join him at the Hell on Wheels final season premiere and after-party. The winner will ride together with Anson in an old-fashioned stagecoach, walk the red carpet and check out the episode before anyone else. By … [Read more...]

Brooklyn, available now on blu-ray, Digital HD & DVD #BrooklynMovie

Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, … [Read more...]

Things to Be Thankful for & A Suffragette Prize Pack Giveaway #fightsnotover #Suffragette

With Thanksgiving being this week, now is the time when we all reflect on things to be thankful for – our rights and freedoms, our families, those who have fought for us to be where we are today – but for many the fight is not over, there are still many women around the globe who do not have equal rights. Learn more by watching the “Did You Know” Facts Video on the Suffragette Facebook … [Read more...]

Interesting facts about women’s firsts in politics #Suffragette

In celebration of the new movie Suffragette, coming to theaters this Thanksgiving Day, below is a list of interesting facts about women’s firsts in politics. 1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike is the first woman head of government, serving as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. 1973 – Nancy Wechsler comes out as a lesbian while serving as a member of the Human Rights Party on the Ann Arbor City Council, … [Read more...]

Finding Noah, in select theaters 10/8/15 @flybypromotions #FINDINGNOAH #FLYBY

For over 2,000 years, man has been searching for the final resting place of Noah's Ark. Though there have been many attempts, few have been able to fully explore the one place specifically noted in the Bible: Mount Ararat. Located in Eastern Turkey, Agri Dagh or "The Painful Mountain" is the tallest mountain in the region and lies in the very center of a centuries old, geo-politically unstable … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, Back in Time #BTTF

The documentary film Back in Time is, at its heart, a look at the very real impact the Back to the Future movies have had on our culture. What was once a little idea that spawned a tightly-focused documentary has grown into something truly amazing over two years of filming. Back in Time is a cinematic monument to the vastness of the trilogy’s fandom. In addition to the footage and interviews … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Equality Day! #Suffragette coming to theaters 10/23/15 #Equality

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day I'm excited to share information on the new upcoming Focus Features film, "Suffragette", in theaters October 23, 2015. Knowing that women still have a way to go to be treated equal in the work place, I sometimes forget how far we've come. How thankful I am for those that made the difference. We are proud feminist in our house. Having two daughters and two … [Read more...]

Spend the day with Anson Mount on a Hell on Wheels adventure

Hoot! My favorite T.V. cowboy, and star of one of my all-time favorite series, Anson Mount has joined up with Omaze to offer the chance for one lucky fan and a friend to fly to Calgary to be in a scene of the final Hell on Wheels season. The winner will also get a behind-the-scenes tour and a chance to hangout with several cast members. Then: it’s all about adventure. Fly-fishing, skeet shooting, … [Read more...]

Five facts about America’s four legged heroes & #Max movie review #FandangoFamily

Max, is a film about a dog that helped US Marines in Afghanistan, returned to the U.S. and was adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience. Max is a reminder that it's not just two-legged members of the military who suffer the devastating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — military dogs are susceptible as well. The cast is lead by Josh Wiggins, … [Read more...]

Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! In reflection of this, I'd like to share a list of movies to celebrate the power of women in film. Whether you're looking for inspiration, strength, or a good laugh, this list has you covered. Zero Dark Thirty (2013) Whether or not you believe torture was vital to the hunt for Bin Laden, Jessica Chastain is awesome in her role as a female CIA operative … [Read more...]

Practice makes perfect, gaining momentum playing Mah Jongg

You’ll recall if you read my last blog My Mah Jongg experience continues that I’ve taken an interest in Mah Jongg and am in pursuit of getting better at playing it. I’ve put in many hours of practice on my own and I finally see it paying off. I have been playing with several ladies at our local senior center. When only one lady showed up last week, I decided to try another local center. … [Read more...]

My Mah Jongg experience continues

If you read my last blog “Now onto figuring out this game!” you know that I am pretty serious about learning how to play the American version of Mah Jongg. I alluded to referencing “A Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg How to Play the Game & Win” by Elaine Sandberg. That book, by far, helped me gain a better understanding of the game, particularly the chapter, “Cracking the Code”. In that … [Read more...]

Now onto figuring out this game

Since receiving a gift of an antique Maj Jongg game from a friend (See prior blog post "A Most Unexpected Gem" ) I’ve decided that it might be a good idea to actually learn how to play Maj Jongg. The only version that I’ve ever played is the one online where you are timed to uncover matching tiles. I would soon learn that this is nothing like any real Mah Jongg game. I decided to go to our … [Read more...]

The Beauty in Birthstones

I've always enjoyed that my birthstone is diamond. Not only is it beautiful, but I love that it signifies "everlasting love", and once signified courage and inner strength. That is just perfect for me! How about yours, does your birthstone represent who you are? Presented by Chan Luu … [Read more...]

Disney’s Planes Q&A with Director Klay Hall & Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn #DisneyPlanesBloggers

A major high point of my recent trip to L.A. was our visit to Disney Toon Studios, to spend time with the talent behind Disney's hit animated movie "Planes". During that visit, our group had the horror of chatting with the movie's Director Klay Hall and Producer Traci Balthazor-Flynn. Below you'll find some highlights of that chat, and why "Planes" was a real family project for this director. … [Read more...]

Celebrate Aviation Month by Giving Disney’s Planes Its Wings #DisneyPlanesBloggers

Did you know that November is National Aviation History Month? What better way to celebrate than with Disney's Planes (flying onto Blu-ray on 11/19). I recently had the opportunity to visit DisneyToon Studios in California, where I, along with 24 other bloggers received the behind the scenes scoop on Disney's Planes. Part of our day was spent learning about Pre-Vis Development with Jason … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday #TheButler

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made. Director: Lee Daniels Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, John Cusack, Liev Schreiber, Forest Whitaker, Lenny Kravitz, Alan Rickman, James Marsden, Jesse Williams, Robin Williams, Jane Fonda, Terrence … [Read more...]

Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad Celebrate 50 Years

Cedar Point hosted a special ceremony on Saturday, June 22, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad. Cedar Point Vice President and General Manager John Hildebrandt led the ceremony, joined by everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy, and the Osburn family of Columbus, Ohio, who were chosen from the crowd to be the guest conductors. The CP & LE Railroad was the … [Read more...]

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Now On DVD & Blu-Ray! #Giveaway

The newly restored and remastered movie Yellow Submarine staring The Beatles was just released on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 5th. "Once upon a time… or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to … [Read more...]

Disney’s #TheHelpMovie in Theaters Today! My Review

Genre: Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 137 mins. Cast: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel Director: Tate Taylor Producers: Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan Executive Producers: Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, L. Dean Jones Jr., Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, John … [Read more...]

Free Museum Day

September 25, 2010 is Free Museum Day! … [Read more...]

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