Monkey Kingdom movie review #MonkeyKingdom

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Set in the storied jungles of South Asia, “Monkey Kingdom” showcases the adventures of new mom Maya, a clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey who’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South … [Read more...]

My Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens experience in celebration of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom #MonkeyKingdom

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Monkey Kingdom, Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure swings into theaters this Friday, April 17, 2015. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday #XFINITYreviewer

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This week I'm listing seven ways my Xfinity X1 service made my recent trip to LA more enjoyable. 01. The Xfinity TV GO app! I had a 90 minute wait at the airport. I was able to pass the time by watching recent episodes of two of my favorite shows (Nashville, Grey's Anatomy). 02. XFINITY On Demand app (Purchases) I was able to purchase a movie on my tablet, and watch it during my … [Read more...]

Enter to Win – True Meaning of Smekday, the book that inspired HOME, & Smek for President #Smekday #Home

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The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a … [Read more...]

The Longest Ride movie clip & prize pack giveaway #Longestride

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I recently share the official trailer for Nicolas Spark's newest movie, based on his novel The Longest Ride. A movie that I'm really looking forward to seeing. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who … [Read more...]

Two awesome movies, one marvelous event in L.A. and I’m going! #AvengersEvent #MonkeyKingdom #ABCTVEvent

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I'm about to head back to L.A. (4/9 - 4/11) to attend one marvelous event celebrating two exciting new movies - Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (opening in theatres on 5/1) and Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM (opening in theatres on 4/17). This trip will include a group of awesome bloggers! Together we will be attending a special screening of Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and attending … [Read more...]

Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Digital Family Movie Night Giveaway #VPMovieNight

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Our recent Family Movie Night included dinner, arts & crafts and a digital copy of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It was actually the second time that we've watched this movie. Only this time we had a house full of kids. It was so much fun. We all really enjoyed Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. It's one we're happy to have added to our collection. Filled with fun … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven thins Ive done over the past seven days. 01. Watched several more Marvel movies to prepare for the LA Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket. 02. Had a bad dream that kept me awake for hours. 03. Bragged about our teenage daughter's grades. 04. Was up past midnight working two nights of the week. 05. Took our granddaughter and nieces to see Dreamwork's HOME. 06. Added another … [Read more...]

Into The Woods Blu-ray review & giveaway #IntoTheWoods

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From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Woods. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and … [Read more...]

Extended version of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron TV Spot – “BOSS” #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

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Did you miss the new Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot that debuted during March Madness? Don't worry, I have you covered, and with an extended version that will have you even more excited to see the movie. Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping … [Read more...]

Our favorite girl power movies & a $100 Fandango Gift card Giveaway #FandangoFamily

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Have a teenager, looking to trade the traditional princess movie for some real "girl power". Check out our list of favorites, you wont find a damsels in distress here. 01. The Hunger Games (2012) PG-13 Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

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Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Blew a tire on the freeway on my way home from work. 02. Had no choice but to hit a front end after it blew off of a car in front of me, again, on the freeway. 03. Started considering a new route home that does not involve the freeway. 04. Received my travel itinerary, hotel confirmation and e-tickets to LA next month. 05. Started … [Read more...]

Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon stars in Wild, Blu-ray giveaway – 2 winners!

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight Pictures invite audiences to embark on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, with ACADEMY AWARD®-Winner* Reese Witherspoon, as WILD finds its way home on Digital HD™ March 17th and Blu-ray™ and DVD March 31st. Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and featuring OSCAR®-Nominated performances by Witherspoon (Best Actress) … [Read more...]

Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom – New Featurette & Free Activities #MonkeyKingdom

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Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give … [Read more...]

Our Night at the Museum Family Movie Night #Night3MovieNight

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We recently celebrated the release of Night at the Museum:Secret of the Tomb onto Blur-ray with a fun Night at the Museum movie marathon. We watched the previous two first, Night at the Museum, and Night at the Museum:Battle of the Smithsonian, then took at break for dinner (Pizza Hut Pizza) and a few fun Night at the Museum activity sheets. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and … [Read more...]

How The Fantastic Four Reboot Came To Be

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As usual, Marvel has a lot going on this spring and summer. It begins with the upcoming release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, and as we've already written about, there are numerous promotional showings coming along with said release. Most ambitious of all will be the marathon 11-movie, in-theater showing of all of the Avenger-focused movies (which apparently includes GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY). But … [Read more...]

Enter to Win a DreamWorks HOME Prize Pack #DreamWorksHOME

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I recently shared the official DreamWorks HOME trailer and movie info with my readers. Today I have a fun prize pack giveaway that includes a $25 Visa gift card to go see the movie. The movie looks and sounds adorable! When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl … [Read more...]

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Longest Ride #Longestride

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Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected … [Read more...]

Mega Marvel fans assemble! The Ultimate Marvel Marathon is happening @ AMC Theatres #MarvelMarathon #Avengers

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Are you a marvel mega Fan? Think you have the strength to watch all 11 AVENGERS movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe back-to-back? Take the challenge and you’ll take home an exclusive Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON collector’s pin and a limited edition print! Plus, AMC Stubs members will get $10 Bonus Bucks loaded onto their card tickets are purchased in advance. Here is the … [Read more...]

Movies to Celebrate Women’s History Month

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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...]