Jan 142014
 

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend a virtual hangout with Katherine Heigl and Will Arnett, the voices behind two characters in the upcoming movie The Nut Job.  Just another Saturday afternoon, right?  They popped in after the L.A. premiere to talk with us about the film, being parents, and more.

The Nut Job's Andie (Katherine Heigl) and Surly (Will Arnett) #TheNutJob

In animated 3D, The Nut Job is set in fictional Oakton and follows Surly (voiced by Will Arnett), a mischievous purple squirrel.  After a hot dog stand heist by Grayson (voiced by Brendan Fraser) and Andie (voiced by Katherine Heigl) goes wrong, Surly is banished from the park by Raccoon (voiced by Liam Neeson).  With the help of his rat friend Buddy (voiced by Robert Tinkler), Surly plans a nut store heist of epic proportions. Continue reading »

Jan 032014
 

Disney has released their lineup of new movies for 2014 and I’m so excited.  There’s a great mix of live-action and animation, new titles and additions to existing franchises.  I can’t wait to share more with you all as details are continued to be released throughout the year.  And check out my 2013 Disney Movies recap to catch up on last year’s best hits.

2014 Disney Movies

2014 Disney Movies Schedule

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Jan 022014
 

At the start of 2013 I shared with you my favorite Disney movies of 2012.  There were so many great new additions this past year that I wanted to share a 2013 Disney movies roundup with you.  All of these movies – listed in chronological order – are can’t-miss and if you didn’t catch them at the theater or pick up DVD copies yet, you should plan to for this year.

Oz the Great and Powerful

2013 Disney Movies: Free Printable Oz the Great and Powerful Activities & Games
A visually stunning movie, Oz the Great and Powerful provides you with information about the world of Oz with which you might not previously have been familiar.  The movie is more for adults than kids, but there are plenty of kid-friendly tie-ins for the movie, like the Oz Fashion Dolls.  And don’t forget to check out my post with Oz Party Ideas – I think an “Over the Rainbow” theme would be an awesome way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, too! Continue reading »

Dec 152013
 

I received the Despicable Me 2 DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack in order to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and words are my own.

I vividly remember going to the first Despicable Me movie with my husband and Austin.  I remember it because one of my favorite lines from any movie has since become “It’s so fluffy!” shouted by Agnes as she’s handed a stuffed unicorn.  I’m not entirely sure why it struck us all as so funny, but it’s been kind of an inside joke since then.

Despicable Me 2 DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack

When Despicable Me 2 came to theaters this past summer, we decided that it would be Bubbles’ first theater movie.  She loves the little yellow minion buddies and we didn’t really anticipate any scary parts.  She did pretty well, but eventually got fidgety enough that we decided to leave before it was over (no one wants to be those people). Continue reading »

Dec 022013
 

My family was invited to a screening in order for me to write my Disney Frozen review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

From the moment I saw the first previews, I knew that Disney’s Frozen was going to be a big hit.  And after having had the opportunity to see it with my family a couple of weeks ago, I’m calling that it will soon become a classic.  The animation, the songs, the story – it all adds up to amazing.

This was the second movie we had taken Bubbles to see at the theater but this was the first one she was able to stay and watch until the end.  Even after sitting in the theater for about thirty minutes prior to the movie starting, she happily sat in her seat for the whole thing, turning away from the screen only occasionally to share a laugh with me.  I don’t know how I had forgotten that it was going to be in 3D, but she opted not to wear her glasses and still enjoyed it.

Disney Frozen Review

Disney Frozen Review

At it’s center, Disney’s Frozen is about the relationship between sisters.  Princesses and sisters Anna and Elsa have always been so close, playing and having fun in their family’s castle.  Elsa has a special gift, the ability to create things from snow and ice.  Often the sisters would sneak downstairs while their parents slept and skate, slid, and play with the snowman named Olaf that Elsa brought to life for them. Continue reading »