Coming to theaters: The Nut Job, plus $50 AMC Gift Card Giveaway #TheNutJob

I'm pretty excited about a new family film that's coming out this Friday -- The Nut Job.  Heading to the theater with my kids to see this movie brings together some of my favorite things: family time, squirrels, belly laughs and movie popcorn! I was lucky enough to join a group of parents for a blogger panel with Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl. Though I wasn't able to be there in person, it was fun to have a chance to ask some questions and listen to their stories about being part of the cast of this movie. Both said that being parents themselves had a lot to do with why they wanted to … [Read more...]

Delivery Man Full Length Trailer Reveal #DeliveryManMovie

Every family is different and special, no matter how it came together. 11 years ago I went through months of testing and treatments for unexplained infertility and finally came to believe that parenthood just wasn't in the cards. I was blissfully wrong, and as I write this, the laughter and stampeding feet of three healthy boys are echoing from wall to wall around me. My family came together through both biology and the miracle of adoption. Even though I didn't have the privilege of carrying my eldest son in my belly like his brothers, he came from my heart like they did. We're a family. … [Read more...]

10 Things I learned from the “Magic Mike” experience

I'd originally planned to write a review of Magic Mike, but realized anybody who follows me on any form of social media already knows I felt the movie was Oscar-worthy before I even bought my ridiculously overpriced theater ticket. Instead, I decided to share what I learned from the Magic Mike theater-going experience. 1. When male strippers are the focus of a film, a Midwestern theater will still pack in an audience of love-hungry mamas 18 days after its release. On a Tuesday. 2. The aroma in said theater will be an unforgettable blend of popcorn, mismatching perfumes and a cloud of … [Read more...]

Gamer kids? Wreck-It Ralph – In Theaters in November

If you have techy kids like mine, they're probably huge fans of video games. My boys can't get enough of the digital fun and adventure. Sound familiar? If your kids love video games, they might just want to check out Disney's upcoming movie, Wreck-It Ralph. According to Walt Disney Animation Studios: Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the … [Read more...]

Angelina Slated to be One of Disney’s Most Popular Wicked Women

There are two things Disney has always been good at--creating characters audiences can't help but love and villains that everyone loves to loathe. When it comes to Disney villains, one of the most popular for decades has been Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent. Whether it's her ice cold heart, morphing into a dragon or wicked crazy horned hat that captures the essence of evil, there's no doubt she's definitely queen bee in the sassy villain category. Today Disney announced that a live-action adaptation, Maleficent, is scheduled for release on March 14, 2014--with none other than Angelina … [Read more...]

A Pooh in Potter’s Clothing…Kind of

In our house, two of the things we take super seriously are Harry Potter and Disney movies. When I saw these ads for the upcoming WINNIE THE POOH movie, I couldn't help but chuckle. Very clever, Disney. Very clever. AND WINNIE THE POOH will be opening in theaters on Friday, July 15, 2011 in theaters nationwide. Wanna know more? According to a press release, courtesy of Walt Disney Studios: Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh.” Featuring the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of … [Read more...]