Thursday, October 16, 2014

Phantom of the Opera with Clark Wilson Halloween Organ and Film GIVEAWAY!!!

Wednesday October 22nd, at 7pm at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

I have two tickets for a winner to attend The Phantom of the Opera , Halloween Organ and Film with Clark Wilson! The value of the two tickets being given away is $30. Your tickets will be held at Will Call the night of the show.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Last night's premiere of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!

Images from last night’s premiere of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood are now available. Feel free to share with your readers!

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters everywhere this Friday, October 10th!


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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
DISNEY

Genre:                                      Family Comedy
Rating:                                      PG
U.S. Release Date:                    October 10, 2014
Cast:                                        Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne
Director:                                   Miguel Arteta
Producers:                                Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine
Executive Producers:                Philip Steuer, Jason Lust
Writer:                                       Rob Lieber
Based on the novel by:              Judith Viorst

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.
 
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

NOTES:
?       Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”
?       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst,   illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. The book's success spawned three sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday” (1978), “Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me?  I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995), and the brand-new “Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever” (2014).
?       The 1972 original, which has never before been the subject of a feature film, was adapted to the small screen in 1990 as an HBO animated musical with music by composer Charles Strouse.. In 1998, Viorst  collaborated with composer Shelley Markham on a stage musical of “Alexander” for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic.


Tomorrowland….coming in MAY!

I am very excited to share with you the US official teaser trailer for TOMORROWLAND directed by Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Hugh Laurie!

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.

Be sure to check out the exclusive feature on EW.com!

TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22, 2015!

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Tomorrowland –  US Official Teaser Trailer


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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22, 2015!



TOMORROWLAND 
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Genre:                          Mystery Adventure
Rating:                          TBD
U.S. Release date:        May 22, 2015
Running time:                TBD

Cast:                            George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Robinson
Director:                       Brad Bird
Producers:                    Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird, Jeffrey Chernov
Executive Producers:    John Walker, Brigham Taylor, Jeff Jensen, Bernard Bellew                     
Story by:                      Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen
Screenplay by:              Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird


STORY SYNOPSIS:

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.



Big Hero 6 coming November 7th!

The BIG HERO 6 New York Comic Con Sizzle, featuring Fall Out Boy's new song, "Immortals," is now available! 

BIG HERO 6 opens in theatres everywhere on November 7th!

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Big Hero 6 – New York Comic Con Sizzle


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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!




BIG HERO 6 (In 3D)
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Genre:                                      Animated Action/Comedy/Adventure
Rating:                                      TBA
U.S. Release Date:                    November 7, 2014

Voice Cast:                               Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez, James Cromwell, Alan Tudyk, Maya Rudolph.
Directors:                                  Don Hall & Chris Williams
Producer:                                  Roy Conli

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. 

From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter), who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Notes:
·       “Big Hero 6” is the 54th feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
·       Disney veteran Don Hall helmed 2011’s “Winnie the Pooh” and has earned screenplay and/or story credits on Disney features, including “Meet the Robinsons,” “Tarzan” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Chris Williams directed the 2008 feature “Bolt,” as well as the short “Glago’s Guest.” Williams was a key member of the “Mulan” story team, and was nominated for an Annie Award for outstanding individual achievement for writing in an animated feature presentation for his work on “The Emperor’s New Groove.”
·       Producer Roy Conli counts among his credits Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2010 hit “Tangled,” as well as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hercules,” “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”



Sunday, October 5, 2014

"Fit Made Fun" MommyParty

LeapBand, the new wearable activity tracker from LeapFrog, this special celebration encourages kids and their families to jump into motion and experience the fun of an active and healthy lifestyle. 

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This band is SO fun!  My kids and all of my guest kids LOVED it!  They had such a great time!  I WISH I had pictures!  I had someone taking pictures for me…and unfortunately I had failed to put the memory card in.  Whoops.  Sad thing is that this has happened to me before, and I still haven't learned my lesson!  :-(

We had a great time.  Many of our family friends and their kids joined us.  I had printed off some activities on the Leap Frog website and let the kids do those while the adults mingled for a bit.  Soon we all played bingo and talked about nutrition and fitness.  As a Family and Consumer Science teacher who actually teaches nutrition on a daily basis, this came easy for me.  I handed out the Cliff Bars that were provided for my party and everyone LOVED them.  They didn't last long!  Then we talked about the Leap Band.  Everyone was super excited, but the younger kids REALLY liked them.  The colors really caught their eye, and most of them were already familiar with the Leap Frog brand.

Some of the features of the Leap Band were exciting for the adults, such as being water resistant, a rechargeable battery, audio instructions and parent controls!

The kids LOVED having a pet that they were trying to keep alive and healthy!  They seemed to care more about that pet then their own health!  That is what makes this product so genius!  The kids LOVE to take care of animals, but for some reason, humans often don't care so much about themselves.  This product helps young children stay active and stay healthy by keeping their "pet" happy, healthy and active!

My kids LOVED them!  We kept one that my kids used to show everyone and then we had a giveaway for the other one.  Everyone was super excited to get their name in the drawing!  It was a fantastic experience and once again, I am SOOO sorry I have no pictures to show you!!!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

INSIDE OUT! NEW MOVIE COMING SOON!

I’m so excited to share with you the new teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT! I love it so much and can’t stop watching it on repeat! 

INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015!


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Inside Out – Teaser Trailer


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INSIDE OUT
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U.S. Release Date:                    June 19, 2015
Director:                                   Pete Docter
Co-Director:                              Ronnie del Carmen
Producer:                                  Jonas Rivera

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. 

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Notes:
·       Director Pete Docter is the Academy Award®-winning director of “Up.” He made his directorial debut with Disney•Pixar‘s smash hit “Monsters, Inc.,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature film. Along with John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the story and characters for “Toy Story,” Pixar‘s first full-length feature film, for which he also served as supervising animator. He served as a storyboard artist on “A Bug’s Life” and wrote the initial story treatment for “Toy Story 2.” As one of Pixar Animation Studios’ key creative contributors, Docter garnered an Academy Award nomination for his original story credit on Disney•Pixar’s Golden Globe®- and Oscar®-winning “WALL•E.”
·       Jonas Rivera produced the Academy Award®-winning “Up,” for which he was nominated for best picture. Prior to “Up,” he had worked on nearly every Pixar film since joining Pixar Animation Studios in 1994, beginning with “Toy Story” for which he served as production office assistant. His subsequent credits include “A Bug’s Life” (as art department coordinator), “Toy Story 2” (as a marketing and creative resources coordinator), “Monsters, Inc.” (as art department manager) and the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars” (as production manager).


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Sleepstakes Contest!!!!

In Celebration of Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, Mattress Firm is holding a “Terrific, Wonderful, Awesome, Very Good Night” Sleepstakes Contest where you can enter for a chance to win $5,000, a Beautyrest queen-size mattress and more! 


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In Celebration of Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” Mattress Firm is holding a “Terrific, Wonderful, Awesome, Very Good Night” Sleepstakes Contest

Enter for a chance to win $5,000, a Beautyrest queen-size mattress and more

– Mattress Firm, Inc.the leading retailer of mattresses and bedding accessories in the United States, is collaborating with Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to present a “terrific, wonderful, awesome, very good night” Sleepstakes contest. Participants can enter for a chance to win the six-week Sleepstakes, which will run from Wednesday, Sept. 17 to Tuesday, Oct. 28, by visitingwww.mattressfirm.com/alexander

“We are excited to work with Disney on this co-branded collaboration,” said Karrie Forbes, executive vice president of marketing for Mattress Firm. “The collaboration supports our mission to raise awareness about the health benefits of a good night’s sleep and provide our customers with the means – the best mattresses – to live a healthy life.”

To register for the Sleepstakes contest, entrants will provide a written submission along with a photograph or video of their “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” mattress stories, explaining why they need a “terrific, wonderful, awesome, very good night.” Participants can enter for a chance to win $5,000, a Beautyrest queen-size mattress set and more. Upon entry, all participants will receive a special coupon for $100 off their mattress purchase of $598 or more, to ensure all entrants can enjoy a “terrific, wonderful, awesome, very good night.”

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" is in theaters Friday, Oct. 10.

About Mattress Firm
With more than 1,500 company-operated and franchised stores across 36 states, Mattress Firm (NASDAQ:MFRM)has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress retailers. Founded in 1986, Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nation’s leading bedding retailer with more than $1.2 billion in sales for 2013. The company offers a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and other related products from leading manufacturers, including Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, Hampton & Rhodes and Atmos. Mattress Firm guarantees price, comfort and service with the ultimate goal of ensuring customers Save Money. Sleep Happy.

Mattress Firm was named Furniture Today’s “Top Bedding Retailer” in 2013 and a “Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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About The Movie
Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters everywhere on October 10th!