9Aug/130

Disney’s PLANES – Flying into Your Children’s Hearts

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My daughter has been talking constantly about seeing Disney's PLANES. Every single time a trailer has come on the Disney channel she shouts out, "Disney's PLANES!! It's Disney's PLANES!" Needless to say this was not a screening we were going to miss. How can you say no to a child who is so darn excited about seeing a movie?? Much less saying no to taking your kids out for their first movie theater going experience. As my daughter so succinctly put it, "This is so awesome!"

The squeal from my daughter at the beginning of the movie was enough to tell me this movie is worth seeing. While I personally thought the voice casting was a little iffy, I thoroughly enjoyed Dane Cook's vocal appearance as Dusty Crop-Hopper and thought he added that little extra sparkle that all Disney movies should have. (Hey, I think the guy is hilarious, and a good chunk of eye candy to boot.) I have a feeling if Disney makes a Planes 2 that everything will be just a little bit better the next time around... kind of like the way Cars was and many of their other sequels.

The movie starts out a little slow, spending about 15 minutes introducing all of the characters, but since they are all knew to viewers, it makes sense. Immediately you get a feel for the plight of Dusty and by the time he makes it to the point of racing you're already cheering him on as the underdog. There was one sad/scary moment when you're on the edge of your seat wondering where the movie is going to go next. My daughter blurted out, "Oh no Disney's PLANES! It's going to be OK."

The movie also had some great comedic lines which had the entire theater cracking up. I think laughter is always a good sign that a movie is appreciated and enjoyed. I love movies that teach children the lesson of reaching for the stars. I see video clips every day of real people who have to overcome disabilities and other adversity just to function day to day, so watching Dusty Crop-Hopper soar above and beyond everyone's expectations of him was heart warming and a lesson I hope my kids took in.

Definitely a cute movie, and I hope Disney follows it up with a sequel some day! We'll definitely be seeing it if they do. I'm also sure Disney's PLANES is now a movie my daughter will watch daily once it comes out on DVD.

Disney's PLANES soars into theaters everywhere TODAY! (8/23) While you're waiting to go see it, make sure you check out Disney.com's Flew Tube! You'll find:

  • Planes Trailers & Clips
  • Paper Airplane Tutorials
  • Features on Remote Controlled Flyer enthusiasts
  • Introductions to parts of a plane
  • Flight-related Disney legacy content

You can also find Disney's PLANES on on Facebook, Twitter, Online, and find more video content on the new Planes RSN Channel on Youtube.

 

*I was provided a chance to see a Disney PLANES screening courtesy of Disney & Allied Integrated Marketing in order to facilitate this post/review. All opinions are 100% mine. See Disclosure Policy.

6Aug/130

Wocka Wocka! Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” – NEW Teaser Trailer

I have to admit that the Muppets Treasure Island move scared the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid. And... I wasn't quite as young as you'd think I'd be. Anyway, since then I've kind of avoided the Muppets, but when this trailer came through my inbox and I saw Tina Fey was staring in Disney's Muppets Most Wanted, I've had a change of heart. I kind of have a slight girl-crush on her, and I know for a fact that my husband just adores her. Any movie she's in, we're happy to see!

Opens in Theaters March 21, 2014

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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.

3Aug/130

Celebrate National Sister’s Day with Disney’s FROZEN E-Card

Show your sister that you appreciate her this Sunday (08/04) on National Sister's Day with an E-card from Disney's FROZEN! Just right click, and save to your computer, then email it or post it on Facebook and Twitter.

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, 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”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is in theaters in 3D on November 27, 2013. ~ Disney

2Aug/130

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” – NEW Movie Poster

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I think Thor probably ranks #2 or #3 on my list of "Favorite Avengers", but I gotta say, between the boiler plate and the poster, I'm getting excited for "Thor: The Dark World" to come out! (Heck, I'll watch it anyway just because it's done by Marvel and Thor is pretty gorgeous too.)

"Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all." ~ Marvel

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THOR: THE DARK WORLD releases in theaters on November 8, 2013

26Jul/130

Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks – NEW Poster

I saw this pop up on Facebook yesterday and absolutely fell in love with the poster art. How cool is this?! Sleek, simple, elegant, and just beautiful. Cannot wait to see this is December!

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 SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013!

25Jul/130

Disney’s PLANES – New Film Clips

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The film isn't even in theaters yet (sorry - you're going to have to wait until August 9th), but my daughter is already thinking every plane she sees is from Disney's Planes! I love seeing her excited about what looks like a promisingly great movie. Gather the kiddos and check out three new film clips from Disney's Planes.

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22Jul/130

Marvel Studios – 2013 Comic-Con Announcement Materials

I told my husband that I've added attending Comic-Con to my bucket list. I think it'd just be so fun to go and see some fantastic actors, costumes, and people watch all day. I just about squealed with delight when I saw new concept posters and movie logos that were announced at this year's Conic-Con! Woot for Marvel Studios! Check out the artwork for yourself. What do you think?

17Jul/130

DreamWorks – The Fifth Estate in Theaters October 2013 (New Trailer)

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You've all heard of WikiLeaks, right? If you haven't, I highly suggest you go do some Googling around. It's a fascinating story, and one my husband followed religiously. I KNOW he's going to want to see The Fifth Estate when it comes out in theaters October 18th! Want to learn more about the film? Check out the new trailer below. I had chills just watching it. Looks like this is going to be one fantastic film, and my favorite part.... it's based on REAL events. It looks like it promises to tell a great story while still being timely to what is currently happening in the world and our own country. Can't wait!

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Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, THE FIFTH ESTATE reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?"

“The Fifth Estate” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding. The film will be released in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2013.

16Jul/130

Disney PLANES – Race to the Finish FREE Activity Sheets

Kids get bored, but Disney is here to help keep them entertained... for FREE. Head over [HERE] and download PLANES Race to the Finish PDF activity sheets! There are 3 available. Perfect for car rides, or an hour when you need some peace. *wink wink*

Disney PLANES soars into theaters August 9th! Also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Online!

Disney PLANES soars into theaters August 9th! Also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Online!

11Jul/130

Disney – Saving Mr. Banks Trailer Available on AOL Moviefone

I do a LOT of Facebook browsing, and happened to hear about Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" before I even received the press release. I knew immediately that it was a movie I was definitely going to be seeing. I love Mary Poppins, and have introduced my children to the movie already. I also babysat a kid, that at the age of 10 had Mary Poppins as his #1 movie. It is a classic that children have loved for decades, and I'm thrilled that we finally get a peek at how this movie even made it to the big screen! Not to mention Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks are starring in "Saving Mr. Banks"! I was just telling my husband last weekend how much I love him. Watch the NEW "Saving Mr. Banks" trailer on AOL Moviefone!

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 SAVING MR. BANKS opens in theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013!

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"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, Andrew Mason, Troy Lum and Christine Langan. The film will release in U.S. theaters on December 13, 2013, limited, and open wide on December 20, 2013."