Imagine a world without oceans…



Imagine if you could for just a few moments what life would be like without our oceans. You wouldn’t be able to spend lazy summer days lounging on the beach. You couldn’t enjoy your favorite seafood dishes. You would not be able to take a cruise down to the Caribbean. But there is so many more repercussions to an ocean-less world aside the obvious.

A new documentary airing on Netflix on August 15, 2014 explores what life could be like if we continue to destroy our oceans. It’s called Blue Mission.

More than four years in the making, Mission Blue is legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle’s eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean. Directed by Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Robert Nixon (Gorillas in the Mist), the film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean — and the extraordinary marine life that call it home — from the powerful forces of pollution, overfishing and climate change. The film also sheds light on Sylvia’s remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way.

As a witness to oceanic and marine life change over the past 60 years, Sylvia is a steadfast warrior, leading the charge to restore the ocean to health before it’s too late. And Mission Blue is her warning call.

As Sylvia says: “No ocean; no life. No ocean; no us.”

It’s certainly a sobering thought. I know there is already a lot of irreparable damage done the the oceans and sea life.

Here is the documentary’s trailer for your enjoyment.


It looks interesting and I plan on catching it on Netflix. The documentary will also be available in select theaters on New York City and Los Angeles.

What do you think about the film? Do you think you’ll watch it? Feel free to share your thoughts.

Mission Blue


*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this information for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my  own and not influenced in any way. 

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20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation The Penguins of Madagascar in theaters November 26, 2014



Have you heard the news? Those lovable, flightless birds from the hugely popular Madagascar series are staring in thier own feature film appropriately called The Penguins of Madagascar. The film opens in theaters across the country on November 26, 2014.

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then, you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.

Check out this funny clip from the film.


It looks good. I can’t wait to see it. My family are fans of the tuxedo dressed creatures.

The film will be in 3D too!

If you’d like to keep up with the film you can follow it’s official Facebook page. In addition you can keep up to date with DreamWorks Animations social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - as well as DreamWorksAnimation.com.

What do you think about the film? Will you go to theaters to check it out?



*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. 

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My Man is a Loser “Movie Night In” Giveaway (ends 8/1/14)


My Man is a Loser Poster

Opening in select theaters today (July 25, 2014) is the comedy film My Man is a Loser. That is certainly an interesting title.

My Man is a Loser stars John Stamos, Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen. I could be wrong but I think this is the first time John Stamos has been on the big screen.

I had such a crush on him back when he appeared on General Hospital. He’s still just as handsome as ever.

My Man is a Loser is a film about two married men – Marty (Rapaport) and Paul (Callen) – who hire their single playboy friend Mike (Stamos) to help them get their “mojo” back with their wives in order to save their marriages. Their plan backfires on them when their wives are unimpressed with their new personalities. Mike also finds out that he has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

Check out the trailer. You can also find the trailer on the film’s official website.


The movie looks like it’s a lot of laughs which makes it the perfect “date night” movie or something to see with your friends.

In addition to being in select theaters the film is also available for download on iTunes and on demand services. You can check out where the film is available here – Where to see My Man is a Loser.

I like that the film is available for download and on demand. I love hosting “movie night” in my home. Usually it’s for my entire family, but I also enjoy having a movie night with just me and my husband.

When I put together a movie night I find out what movie the family (or my hubby) want to see. Then I order pizza and pop some popcorn or other snack. Occasionally I pick up movie theater candy too. If it happens to be in the winter (or cold weather months) a few snugly blankets are also nice to have on hand.

We like to watch the movies at night and turn out the lights, just like we were in a real movie theater.

How do you create the perfect movie night for your significant other or family? I would love to hear some tips from readers.

My Man is a Loser is all about relationships. Anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows that it takes work. Whenever there is a “bump in the road” people love to offer their advice or great words of wisdom. Some advice is great but other advice is totally off the wall.

To learn more about this fun film please visit MyManisaLoser.com. You can also check out the film on Twitter and YouTube.

Prize Package

In honor of the movie’s release I’m giving away a special “My Man is a Loser Movie Night In” essentials. The prize package includes;

  • iTunes Download Code for My Man is a Loser
  • $50 Amex Gift Card
  • His & Hers cocktail glasses
  • Movie Snack Pack

The prize package value is $150.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on August 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

This giveaway originally ended on the 8th but the sponsored had it changed to the 1st. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused. 

To enter please comment on this post and share with me some relationship advice you’ve received over the years – it can either be great advice or totally off the wall (horrible!) advice.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I will receive the same prize package in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in theaters and RealD 3D August 8, 2014



COWABUNGA! Have you heard the news? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming to a theater near you in RealD 3D on August 8, 2014.

It’s interesting that the Turtles are just as popular today as they were 2o+ years ago. They were around when I graduated high school (now I’m dating myself!). They have come a long way over the years too. They still remain true to their characters but their looks have changed a bit. Especially the turtles featured in the upcoming film. They have more a more human-like look to them.

There are four main characters in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise – Leonardo (Leo), Michelangelo (Mike/Mikey), Donatello (Don/Donnie) and Raphael (Ralph). Each one has his own personality too.

Leonardo – He is the leader of the group and the more mature brother. His weapon of choice is the razor sharp katanas which can slice through anything. Leo wears the blue mask.

Michelangelo – Mike is more free spirited then his brothers. He’s the least mature of his brothers. He’s very much a jokester. He really loves pizza too (all the turtles are fond of pizza). Mike wears the orange mask.

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Donatello – He’s the creative genius of the group. He’s crafty and great at techie things. He would rather use his brains then get into physical conflicts. He sports the purple mask.

Raphael – He’s the most aggressive brother. He is very strong and is also very sarcastic by nature. He is the brother in the red mask.

I find it interesting that they were all named after famous artists. I wish I knew why the creators, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, opted for those unique names. After all it’s not every day you bump into someone name Donatello or Michelangelo.

The new film propels the turtles in our modern world. It’s produced by Michael Bay who is responsible for the blockbuster Transformers series so you know this film is going to be overflowing with action and excitement.

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett. I would never expect to see Megan Fox in a film like this. In addition the film stars William Fichtner, K. Todd Freeman, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson and Minae Noji.

Here is the film’s synopsis and trailer for your enjoyment.

The city needs heroes.  Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.  The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.  


The film is rated PG-13.

I am pretty sure there are going to be a whole new generation of Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle lovers after this movie is released.

If your child or grandchild becomes a huge fan of the film please don’t rush out and buy a real life turtle. Sometimes when movies come out it prompts people to buy pets based on the film (like Dalmatian puppies when 101 Dalmatians came out). Turtles are wonderful pets but they are a lot of work and expensive. Not to mention they carry diseases that can be harmful. Instead of buying a real turtle who doesn’t have bad a$$ ninja or likes to eat pizza, consider buying the action figures instead. I’m pretty sure there will be plenty of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures and toys released when the film comes out. :-)

If you would like to learn more about the movie please visit www.TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMovie.com. You can also check out the film on the various social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The official hashtag is #TMNTMovie.

Check out this fun “TMNT Yourself” app too – TMNT Yourself. You can upload a photo of yourself and turn yourself into a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtle. I did one for myself.



What do you think about the new film? Do you think you’ll check it out when it arrives in theaters? Feel free to share your thoughts.


*This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Paramount Pictures blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! Available on DVD July 29, 2014




I know many people don’t want to think about this but back to school time is right around the corner. In fact some children return to school in a matter of a weeks.

For some children the first day of school can be stressful. They worry about what their new teacher will be like, if any friends will be in their classroom and getting used to a new routine.

If your child or grandchild is a fan of the popular series Bubble Guppies their new DVD is perfect for back to school time.

The new DVD is called Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! 

The DVD comes with a special Bubble Guppies pencil case which is perfect for school, while supplies last. The pencil case is really cute.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! features the following episodes;

Get Ready for School! 

Oona’s worried about her little friend, Avi! It’s his first day of school and he’s nervous. From cubbies to free play, the Guppies show viewers the ropes and teach them about school.

Good Morning, Mr. Grumpfish! 

The Bubble Guppies have a substitute teacher, Mr. Grumpfish, and he doesn’t seem to like anything! It’ll take a lot for the kids to convince Mr. Grumpfish that their favorite things are worth singing about!

Good Hair Day!

Gil’s hair grew really long and he better get it cut soon, because today is Picture Day. But when Gil arrives at the hair salon, he sees that everyone in town wants to get haircuts, too! Watch and discover if Molly and the Guppies can work together to help a busy hairdresser give everybody fabulous new ‘dos in time for the photo.

Check It Out!

Gil lost his library card while returning his favorite books to the library. Gil and his Guppy friends will have to dive into all of Gil’s favorite books to find it again.

Construction Psyched!

Goby needs help from the Bubble Guppies to retrace his steps and find his lost toy dump truck at a construction site before a wild bucking bulldozer crushes it!

The Moon Rocks!

Blast off with the Bubble Guppies – it’s time to learn all about the solar system!

This DVD would make a pre-back-to-school gift that you can watch and enjoy with your child or grandchild. It might also be a great way to start a conversation about going back to school and find out if they have any concerns and what they are most excited about.

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready for School! is available on DVD July 29, 2014. The suggested retail price is $16.99. Look for it where most movies are sold.

Bubble Guppies


*I received a free screener copy for my participation. There was no compensation. 

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Planes Fire & Rescue – Race To The Rescue FREE Activity Download


Disneys Planes Fire and Rescue

Disney’s new film, Planes: Fire & Rescue, has finally landed in theaters. Have you and your family had the opportunity to see it yet? My family hasn’t but we are planning on seeing it next weekend.

In case you are unfamiliar with the film here is a brief synopsis;

When world-famous air racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) returns to hometown Propwash Junction after another victorious racing season, the former crop duster revels in his new career success until a fateful training run changes his course with a career-ending injury.  Forced to shift gears, Dusty decides to train with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base as a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT). The heroic, often life-threatening efforts involved are admirable—but seemingly impossible to master—particularly if you’re a crop duster-turned-racer with an injury that can’t be ignored.

It looks like a fun movie. I’m sure fans of the original film and fans of the Cars films will enjoy this film.

If you would like to learn more about the film you can check out the official website, www.Disney.com/Planes. You can also find the film on Facebook and check out Disney Pictures on Twitter.

I have some fun FREE activities you an download and enjoy with your family. Simply click on the image below. :-)

Have you seen the film yet? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Download Race To The Rescue Activities


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