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

 

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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?

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Kimberly

*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 8/8/14)

 

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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 8, 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.

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.

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Kimberly

*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

 

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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.

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LOL!

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.

Kimberly

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

 

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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
 

Kimberly

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

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Go See Earth To Echo This Weekend – Special $100 Fandango Gift Code Giveaway (ends 7/11/14)

 

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The fun, family film Earth To Echo has landed in theaters. The movie is receiving a lot of praise from audience and critic alike.

I haven’t seen the film yet but I am planning on taking my family to see the film – possibly this weekend.

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.

I have written about this great family film several times on my site. In case you have not seen the trailer yet here it is for your enjoyment.

 

If you would like to learn more about the film please visit the Official Website. You can also check out the film on the various social networking sites – FacebookTwitterInstagram and Tumblr. You can subscribe to the film’s YouTube channel too.

The official hashtag is #EarthtoEcho.

This weekend would be the perfect time to see the film. Going to the theater is not only a great activity for the whole family it’s also a wonderful way to beat the heat. If that sounds like a great idea this weekend would be a perfect time to see the film, Earth To Echo.

I have a special Earth To Echo giveaway too! This is a “flash” giveaway and will end at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 11, 2014. It is open to U.S. residents only.

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The lucky winner will receive a $100 Fandango gift code which can be used to purchase tickets to go see the film with your family (or any other film, but ideally Earth to Echo :-)).

This giveaway is a little different then normal ones.

To enter tweet or post on Instagram the answer to this question – “Who will you bring to see Earth To Echo this weekend?” You MUST include the hashtag #GoSeeEarthToEcho in your tweet and/or Instagram post to be eligible.

Once you tweet and/or shared on Instagram copy/paste the URL of the tweet and/or Instagram post in the comments section of this post. You can get the URL of your Instagram post by visiting www.Instagram.com/YOUR INSTAGRAM NAME and looking for the image. Click on it then copy/paste that URL.

Kimberly

*I have been compensated for my participation however the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Host your own 90′s themed party! (giveaway ends 7/2/14)

 

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

I know it seems a bit “odd” to be doing a giveaway for the 90′s, after all, the 90′s seem like another life time. Some might even say that the 90′s was the last great decade.

When you think of the 90′s, what comes to mind? Do you think about the music? Television shows? Political events? Technology? When I think about the 90′s I think about more personal things first and foremost – like when I first met my husband and we got married (96′), our first home (97′), when our daughter was born (97′) and when our son was born (99′).

When I think back to that decade I also think about the music. Although I still prefer 80′s music, the 90′s also had a lot of great and memorable hits like Macarena (Los Del Rio), One Sweet Day (Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men) and I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston).

The 90′s was also when Princess Diana died (97′) and when Sir Elton John’s song Candle In The Wind became a hit.

In the 90′s we had Bill Clinton and his Monica Lewinsky “incident”, OJ Simpson’s murder trial and the first World Trade Center bombing.

I also feel that the 90′s saw a huge leap in technology. When my husband and I first met in 97′ we were still using monstrous sized computers with the dark screen and little green “blip” as a curser. Suddenly there were computers where you could see photos on the internet. Video games also came a long way since I had my first Intellivision game console in the 80′s. The television games of the 90′s seemed so much more advanced.

Beepers were suddenly replaced with cellphones (they were huge!) and if you owned a Palm Pilot you must have been really important. LOL!

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

If you were born in the 90′s, or just grew up during that decade, you will want to mark your calendar for Sunday, July 6, 2014. Premiering at 9:00 PM (EST) the National Geographic Channel is hosting The 9o’s: The Last Great Decade? The show is narrated by Rob Lowe, who I swear hasn’t aged since the 90′s either. Ha Ha.

The air dates are as follows;

Episode 1: Great Expectations – Air Date: Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m.

Episode 2: Friends & Enemies – Air Date: Monday, July 7 at 9 p.m.

Episode 3: Politically Incorrect – Air Date Tuesday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

I have been watching screeners with my family. My husband and I have been having fun remembering things. There as a lot about the 90′s that we’ve forgot about. This special series have reminded us of some great, and not-so-great, things about the 90′s. Take for example Waco, Texas. I totally forgot about that situation – yet I remember watching it on the news.

It’s a fun trip down memory lane for those of us who lived through the 90′s.

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

Photo Source: National Geographic Channel Facebook Page

The best part about watching this special series with my family is watching my kid’s reaction to things. They were only infants in the 90′s. They have no recollection whatsoever.

Please note that some content might not be suitable for young viewers. Parental discretion is advised. My kids are 17 and almost 15 so they are a decent age for this. There is a segment for Jerry Springer where women’s breasts have to be fuzzed out. I just made my kids close their eyes.

The 90′s: The Last Great Decade is both fascinating and entertaining. From what I’ve watched so far (I have to finish watching Episode 3) it’s pretty amazing. National Geographic put a lot of time and research into this.

I think it would be cool to see similar series for the 70′s and 80′s too.

I’ll be having a 90′s themed party the night of the event. National Geographic sent my family plenty of goodies to get us in the 90′s mood.

Fun masks (sticks included - some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Fun masks (sticks included – some assembly required). The Bill Clinton mask was smiling at me when I opened the package. LOL!

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Screener (disc shaped container) not included in the prize package.

Fun candy and coasters with 90's themed recipes on them.

Fun candy and coasters with 90′s themed recipes on them.

Fun games and toys!

Fun games and toys!

90's theme cups, napkins and beverage.

90′s theme cups, napkins and beverage.

I’ll also be live-tweeting during the series too. If you don’t follow me already please consider doing so. My Twitter handle is @She_Scribes.

To get you excited about the series I have a special giveaway for a lucky reader. This will be a quick giveaway because I want the winner to get the prize package BEFORE the series starts.

One lucky winner will receive the following – similar to my prize package pictured above:

  • Themed cocktail recipes,
  • Mad libs and other familiar party games
  • Celebrity party masks
  • Branded décor.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 2, 2014 at 12:00 noon (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.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what comes to mind when you think about the 90′s? Is there a specific event, show, song or something else that comes to mind?

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.

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Kimberly

*I received free products and screeners in exchange for a review and my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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