Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wow! Check out the new Live action Dumbo trailer & Poster!

This trailer will give you all the feels! The new Tim Burton’s all-new live-action DUMBO that opens in theaters everywhere March 29th, 2019! This movie looks amazing, and when (if) they sing Baby of Mine, with Dumbo and his mom, I am going to be blubbering. I am so looking forward to this film. 

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. 

But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Tim Burton’s all-new live-action DUMBO that opens in theaters everywhere March 29th, 2019

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Shoot for Your Dreams in the Most Inspirational Movie of the Year! Alex & Me Available on Digital June 19, On Blu-ray™ and DVD June 26th #AlexAndMe #Giveaway

I am excited to share with you all some great infomraion about the fun Alex & Me movie starring US Soccer Star Alex Morgan in her first film debut and Nickelodeon star Siena Agudong from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital on June 19 and on Blu-ray and DVD June 26. It is a truly inspirational film and is the perfect movie night in for the entire family.
Soccer superstar Alex Morgan scores her movie debut with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the full-length feature film Alex & Me on Digital starting June 19, 2018 and Blu-ray™ & DVD on June 26, 2018. Also featuring Nickelodeon star Siena Agudong (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and the upcoming Star Falls), the film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.

Alex & Me will be available on Blu-ray (SRP $24.98), DVD (SRP $19.98) and Digital (SRP $14.99).

Teenager Reagan Willis (Agudong) has one dream – to play soccer like her hero, Alex Morgan. Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist. Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother, Logan. When Reagan fails to make the cut of the premiere local soccer club team and is humiliated by her rival Claire, she’s certain her ship has sailed. But after accidentally hitting her head, Reagan’s poster of Alex Morgan suddenly comes to life and everything changes!
An Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion with a penchant for goal scoring, Alex Morgan is one of the top soccer players on the planet, currently playing forward for the United States Women's National Team and the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League. Away from the field, Morgan is also an accomplished author of “The Kicks” series, a collection of chapter books filled with wonderful messages of empowerment for young girls. The first The Kicks book, “Saving the Team,” debuted at No. 7 on the New York TimesBest Seller list.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Otis Spunkmeyer has the Best Snacks for Picnics, Camp, and More! Check out the new Grab N’ Go treats! #Giveaway

Are you a fan of Otis Spunkmeyer? These tasty baked sweets have been around for many years and they are now as popular as ever. There are some great new Otis Spunkmeyer’s Grab N’ Go treats that feature convenient, individually packaged snacks that will fit perfectly in their kid’s suitcase pocket.  Great for summer camp essentials, or a summer snack. These treats are made with no funky ingredients! If you are not familiar with Otis Spunkmeyer here is a little more about them from the website: 

Otis Spunkmeyer originated 40 years ago with one goal in mind: make delicious, fresh baked cookies. Today, Otis Spunkmeyer has become the #1 selling foodservice cookie dough in America - and the #1 selling cookie dough in fundraising. At Otis Spunkmeyer, they spend their days baking, experimenting, testing and talking about delicious baked goods. Otis Spunkmeyer’s goal is to keep improving, so they made better treats with ‘No Funky Stuff’, meaning no partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavors. 

I grew up loving the surprise of an Otis Spunkmeyer treat in my lunch box, and now I can surprise my daughter with fun Otis Spunkmeyer’s Grab N’ Go treats. Great for summer camp essentials, or a summer snack. The sweets that are available are:

  • Chocolate Chunk Cookies - with molasses and dark Swiss chocolate chunks
  • Iced Lemon Loaf Cakes - lemon loaf cake with tangy, lemon icing
  • Cinnamon Crumb Loaf Cakes - cinnamon flavored cake with a crunchy, sugar topping
  • Chocolate Mini Brownie Bites - bite-sized chocolate treats
I was excited when I came to learn that Otis Spunkmeyer’s snack treats are not only great tasting but have no funky stuff added to them. Otis Spunkmeyer removed the partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavors you'll find in some other snacks. That is such a great thing, yummy treats without the junk that is something I can approve of. I was very fortunate to be able to try out a few of the new sweets! 

Wine Country Gift Baskets a great place for gifts, for any occasion! #Giveaway

Are you looking for a great gift idea? How about a Fathers Day gift, or a graduation present?  Well a gift basket is always a wonderful gift, and I have found a place that has an amazing assortment of gift baskets for all occasions. Wine Country Gift Baskets, You'll find the best value in gift giving backed by our Unconditional Guarantee; if you or your recipients are not 100% satisfied, we'll make it right! Gourmet food, wine, fruit and spa gifts for every occasion.

Wine Country Gift Baskets is the premier gift basket company since 1984. Our outstanding selection means we have something for every occasion. Whether you are looking for a gourmet food, wine, chocolate, fruit or spa gift - we've got you covered. We are committed to excellence and providing the best value on some of the best wines and gifts in the nation. We are known for unprecedented customer service and strive to make every customer 100% happy 100% of the time.

There are so many gift ideas on the Wine Country Gift Baskets site, here are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A chat with Deric McCabe “Charles Wallace Murry" from "A Wrinkle in Time" the movie comes home on Blu-ray today! #WrinkleInTimeBluray

****Disney is providing an all-expense paid trip for me to cover this great event, all opinions are 100% my own ****

Did you ever dream that there was more out in the universe to discover? With the movie adaption of the loved children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, you will find more dimensions then you could have ever imagined!  This amazing story is about a young girls extra ordinary adventures across space and time with three supernatural beings, including Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling).
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. 

The film is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, and stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which; Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon.
The movie is filled with action and adventure that takes the viewers on an extraordinary journey that is filled with imagination, entertainment and positive messages. The main character is the same age as my daughter and it was nice to see a strong willed young girl that was not afraid to fight for what she wants. I love that this film encouraged self confidence and embracing your individuality. 

If you really thing about all that has to align up in the unverserse to make you possible, it is really amazing! My daughter and I were big fans of this movie, and were excited to check it out on Blu-Ray.  Storm Reid was wonderful as the struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry, she really made you feel for the character and was a great fit for the role. 
Another great character in the movie was the gifted youngster Deric McCabe who plays the younger brother, while in LA we were able to sit down for an interview with Deric McCabe who plays “Charles Wallace” in the film. This little boy had so much energy and spunk, he was just a down to earth kid who was having a blast. During the interview started Deric showed us his best cartwheel, he was really having fun. As we asked questions he would shout out you, you, you... to choose who could ask the next question. It was so fun, and relaxed. Check out the fun questions we had for him read on to learn more: 

Q: Who are your acting heroes?

Deric McCabe:   Scarlett Johansson (he has a bit of a crush on Scarlett)  and Chloe Bennett. They are delightful.   I haven’t met them.  They are hot and they love me even though they don’t know me.  So, that’s one thing.

Q:  Do you have any advice for kids who want to get started in acting?

DM: When you don’t get any jobs, keep the faith.  Yeah, I think that’s good.

 Q :   You said you were super nervous and the audition process.  What helped you get through that?

DM: me?  My parents.  They did because they were like, don’t worry.  They may call you back.  They’re going to call you back.  And then the time where Ava called me, my mom was like oh, here, it’s for you.  And I was like, okay.  Hello, not thinking it was going to be Ava, and she’s like hi.  And I was like who are you?  She’s like, oh, I’m Ava, the one that was doing the auditions.  I was like wow, hello.  She was like I was wondering if you would like to work with me on A Wrinkle in Time.  And I was like, yes!  That would be great.

Q:  What was the hardest scene for you to film?

DM: The end scene.   I had to cry in it so that was hard.  Ava was like okay, we’re going to do this.  And the brain was super sticky.  So, it kept sticking to my back.  So, I was like thinking of something to try.  And the wardrobe person comes up and says hey, you have something in your back.  Can you stand up and get it?  And I’m like, oh, God, I was just in the middle of almost crying. This will just take a second.  Five minutes later, hey, you have stuff on your back.  We don’t want that in the scene.  Can I have it?  I was just about to cry.  Yeah, that was hard.

Deric with help from his acting coach taught himself to cry by thinking that is baby brother was injured... aww....

Q:  How important was it to you to be a part of this film being part Filipino and Ava wanting a lot of diversity?

DM:  It was really important.  Not only that, but it was really important to me in the film because not only am I Filipino but this is my first big role.   It was my first big role that I’ve done so, that was really important to me.
Q: Do you remember when you knew you wanted to be an actor? 

DM:   This is going to sound really silly.  But I was watching the Avengers with my dad.  Hi.  I was watching the Avengers with my dad and I just saw Scarlett Johansson and I was like oh, I want to do that.  And I was like, and I’m going to meet her.  So, then I was like, I think I want to do acting.  So, they put me into acting and now here I am talking to all you mommy bloggers.
What was something Deric learned in making this movie? He learned the place where they keep their snacks. Ha ha, see I told you he was a funny kid...   Deric loved the candy and the popcorn maker because when he first met Oprah, Deric had doctored up the set popcorn with some butter and cheddar and Oprah asked who’s popcorn is this?  This is delicious. Derec was pretty impressed that Oprah liked and was eating his popcorn.   

Deric was such a sweetie, even mentioning during the interview that it was great to see all of us nodding in agreement, uh huh.. haha... Well, that is what moms do right? I admit it I nod along when questions are answered...I am sure you will be seeing much more of this talented actor.  But for now, Deric is focusing in on school (his favorite subjects being lunch and recess... the same as my daughter) and taking things day by day. He has a great head on his shoulders and is full of positivity (which he says he gets from his dad..).

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling fit their roles of these otherworldly beings to a tee! The extras on the Blu-Ray included the always fun bloopers. I love watching these and laughing along, seeing that even the biggest starts are just like us and make mistakes and even they can laugh about it. 
The deleted scenes are great as well, I always like to see how the plot may have changed, or how things may have been very different if certain scenes were left in the film. We really enjoyed watching the bonus feature A Journey Through Time, with this we were able to take a close look at the making of the movie, with the cast and Director Ava DuVernay.
After seeing this movie my daughter was excited to get the book and see it how the author originally wrote it, she wanted to explore and see if there were differences, and to see if she loves the book as much as the movie. This is such a wonderful thing, when a movie excites you and wants to get you reading, that is a plus! 

Overall we all enjoyed the movie very much and would recommend it, it is a great family film.  Have you had the chance to see Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time yet? What did you think of the movie?  Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand.

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