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Friday, December 20, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peek} Saving Mr. Banks - Now In Theaters



Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge.  He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan, Andrew Mason and Troy Lum. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013.

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SAVING MR. BANKS is now playing in theaters everywhere!


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Friday, December 13, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peeking} Saving Mr. Banks


Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge.  He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.

It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.

Disney presents “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, produced by Alison Owen, Ian Collie and Philip Steuer, and written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Executive producers are Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan, Andrew Mason and Troy Lum. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited and open wide on December 20, 2013.


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

{St. Louis, MO} Nuclear Cowboyz - January 11-12, 2014 - Scottrade Center

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of USFamilyGuide.com & Feld Motor Sports, to announce that Nuclear Cowboyz is coming to St. Louis, January 11-12, 2014. 


Have a thrill seeker in your family? Want to see brave men and women defy gravity and face danger head to head? Looking for a great holiday gift? I have amazing news, to share!

Legendary Nuclear Cowboyz FMX tribes, the Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal Mulisha return for a never-before-seen action-packed event that takes place in the war torn city of Los Angeles during the year 2150. The tale unfolds as the two tribes' survival is threatened and besieged by an evil force, The Tempest and her electrifying Cyborg Army. Catapulted into the heart pounding fury and frenzied excitement are the sizzling Nuclear Cowgirlz, whose allegiance to their tribes only intensifies the Tempest's rage to destroy the Nuclear Cowboyz. The Soldiers of Havoc and the Metal Mulisha's battle is fought through fearless freestyle gravity defying stunts, combined with outrageous pyrotechnic and laser displays synchronized to heavy metal, rock alternative and electronic dubstep music. Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 has the greatest cast of freestyle motocross, trials and quad riders ever assembled, including recent X Games 17 medalists Ronnie Faisst, Adam Jones and Mike Mason. Joined by world-class medalist riders Taka Higashino, Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Matt Buyten, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland, and Derek Guetter, Nuclear Cowboyz takes unleashed power to its massive ramps in a freestyle performance of pure danger and raw combat.


See this jaw dropping show in St. Louis, at the Scottrade Center, 
January 11-12, 2014.



Save $5 per ticket on all performances with code BLOG5 via Ticketmaster.com



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*I have partnered with USFamilyGuide.com to bring you the latest show details and discounts. I was offered tickets as compensation, to review the show with my family. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Join Us For a #MakeMerry Betty Crocker #gno Twitter Party

Betty Crocker: Wednesday #gno Twitter Party

by Jen Tilley on December 6th, 2013 
“Whether you’re having a party or just enjoying time with loved ones, our red hot trends and recipes make it easy for your to create memorable holidays at home this year,” — Kristen Olson, Senior Food Editor, Betty Crocker Kitchens.
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The Betty Crocker Test Kitchen experts have created exciting, surprising, and delicious trends this holiday season. Red Hot Holiday Trends make for even more memorable holidays. Take a look at a few of Betty Crocker’s top annual holiday trends:
  • Sweet & Savory Cookies: Mind-blowing, melt-in-your mouth goodness.
  • Craft Cookies for Kids: Super-easy DIY Cookie Tree
  • Popcorn Reinvented: Cupcake toppings to fro-yo mix-ins, make holiday popcorn varieties.
  • Merry Mash-Ups: Two desserts are better than one.
  • Communal Food: Holiday open houses and impromptu gatherings are this year’s top trends.
Click here for more Red Hot Holiday Trends from Betty Crocker.

Party Topic

Join Betty Crocker, Mom It Forward, and our panel of experts as we chat about creating Red Hot Holiday Trends. The party will be held on Wednesday, December 11 from 2–3 p.m. EST (1 CT, 12 MT, & 11 PT). Click here to see details about the giveaway and enter for a chance to win.
Party Details
  • What: Girls’ Night Out (#gno) Twitter party (Click here to learn about #gno!)
  • When: Wednesday, December 11 from 2–3 p.m. EST (1 CT, 12 MT, & 11 PT)
  • Where: Party with us using your favorite Twitter platform. Just make sure to follow the party hashtags!
  • Hashtags: #gno #MakeMerry
  • Topic: Red Hot Holiday Trends
  • Who: Brand Panelists: @BettyCrocker Community Panelists: @green_eyedmomma & many more!
  • Moderator(s): @jylmomIF @Dadventurous @troypattee and @MomItForward
  • Party Favors: Please click here to see more information about the giveaway.
RT @MomItForward Join the @BettyCrocker #gno Twitter party on 12/11 (2-3 ET) on holiday trends http://bit.ly/IP2rkm #MakeMerry #gno PLS RT
*Note: Mom It Forward accepts paid sponsorships for most #gno Twitter parties. During the parties, brand sponsors provide tips, techniques, expert advice, and information on party topics. Mom It Forward is grateful for the giveaway prizes, coupons, and discounts that sponsors also provide to the Mom It Forward community in conjunction with #gno Twitter parties.
- See more at: Betty Crocker Wednesday Twitter Party
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Friday, November 29, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peek) Frozen - "Summer Blow Out" Clip

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”).Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” hit theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.

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FROZEN is now playing in theaters everywhere!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Movie Concessions For 533 #DeliveryManMovie


DreamWorks Pictures’“Delivery Man” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

A DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation, the film is written for the screen and directed by Ken Scott, based on “Starbuck,” the original screenplay written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit, and also stars Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. “Delivery Man” is produced by AndrĂ© Rouleau and executive produced by Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick and Mark Sourian.


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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters TODAY! Go see it this weekend!
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{Friday Sneak Peek} Muppets Most Wanted - New Trailer #2


Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted”  hits the big screen March 21, 2014. 


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MUPPETS MOST WANTED opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New DreamWorks Pictures' "Need for Speed" Trailer


DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes  one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed" captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey's shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn't commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge  but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and Mark Sourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins & John Gatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.

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NEED FOR SPEED races into theaters everywhere on March 14, 2014.


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Monday, November 18, 2013

{Review} Verizon Wireless Samsung Galaxy Camera™ #vzwmidwest

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Verizon Wireless and Samsung. I was loaned a product sample, that facilitated my review.
My family and I headed out to see the many beautiful sights downtown, and to see if the Samsung Galaxy Camera  could keep up with our two very busy boys. I have a big bulky DSLR camera and the weight of it alone, makes it a challenge to chase after our kids. In my quest to find a camera that meets the demands of a quick action shot, is light weight, and has the many features that make sharing pictures on social media almost instant; I knew that the Samsung Galaxy Camera™ was up for the challenge! I have wanted to try this camera, ever since I saw it at our local Verizon Wireless store! 

It was a breeze to point and shoot, and capture some amazing shots! The Samsung Galaxy Camera  does all of the "thinking," so that we could focus on making memories, verse trying to fiddle with settings and waiting for the perfect setup. I loved the clarity and ease of the camera! Did I mention that it was awesome to be able to share my pictures instantly via social media?! This camera was everything that I hoped that it would be! My family didn't have to freeze or hold still while Mom had to make sure that this do-dad was set, or this knob was ready. The Samsung Galaxy Camera  is amazing, and just what this Mom needed, to keep up with my family!

Free your photos. With the Samsung Galaxy Camera, sharing your best shots has never been easier. Capture an image with this 16–megapixel camera that features a powerful 21x optical–zoom lens, then share it on Verizon’s lightning fast 4G LTE network. It’s a full–featured camera, only smarter.

Smarter than your average point–and–shoot
This smart camera combines the functionality of the Android™ Operating System and the high–quality image capture of a dedicated camera, all in one device. Upload your photos directly to the web, the cloud, your Facebook timeline, a blog post, Instagram—wherever you like to share or store images. You don’t need USB cables or memory–card readers. When you’re not shooting, you’ve got a fully powered Android device. Browse the web on the Samsung Galaxy Camera’s 4.8–inch HD Super Clear LCD screen or play a round of Angry Birds Space. Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a 1.4 GHz quad–core processor, you can download apps to the camera.

Powerful photo features
With twice the resolution of a typical smartphone camera, your photos are highly detailed and ready for printing—even at large sizes. Couldn't snag a spot near the front of the room at the piano recital? A 21x optical–zoom lens puts you close to the action from any seat. And you can say goodbye to blurry images. The Samsung Galaxy Camera uses optical–image stabilization to help reduce blur caused by camera shake. Low light? No problem. The Samsung Galaxy Camera is equipped with a backside–illuminated (BSI) sensor, optimized to capture the best images, even in tricky lighting conditions.

Key Features:
  • Share photos and video with friends or to social media over 4G LTE. 
  • Enjoy the instant gratification of uploading your content to the cloud or social sites then watch and respond to comment as they are posted.
  • Capture great photos and video with this smart camera. Preserve your favorite moments in vivid detail with 16-megapixel images and 1080p HD video.
  • Take clearer photos when you are moving. optical-image stabilization keeps the action in focus.
  • Get closer to the action - The 21x optical-zoom lens performs better than your average smartphone camera
  • Shoot photos like a pro with many preset modes - 15 smart modes to capture the perfect photo, whether it is a person, landscape, panorama, waterfall, sunset or fireworks. Use expert Control mode to manually adjust shutter speed, aperture and more.
  • Easily edit your photos and videos - The 4.8 HD Super Clear LCD touch screen and built-in editing tools help you put the finishing touches on your media.
Check out the Samsung GALAXY Camera at Verizon Wireless via Facebook and Twitter.  




*I was not compensated for this review. All thoughts and opinions about the Samsung Galaxy Camera or Verizon Wireless are 100% my own.  
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Check Out the Trailer for #Maleficent

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconicvillain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.


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MALEFICENT releases in theaters everywhere on May 30, 2014.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's All In The Eyes - Check Out #Maleficent

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth and directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serving as executive producers. Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay. “Maleficent” opens in theaters on May 30, 2014. 
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