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Goosebumps Most Wanted comes to “Boo at the (Bronx) Zoo” October 26 & 27, 2013 #BooattheZoo

 

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If you live in the New York City area, or are planning a visit this October, make sure to swing by the Bronx Zoo and celebrate the Halloween season. All month long the zoo is featuring fun activities and events for the entire family.

For a full list of events and activities you can refer to my previous post – Celebrate a New York Tradition.

Last weekend Cinderella from Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Broadway musical Cinderella was in attendance for an exclusive “meet and greet” AND a musical performance. What a treat! (no pun intended). There was even a costume parade with Cinderella and boys and girls who came to the zoo dressed up in their Halloween costumes. How cute.

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If you are available to visit the zoo on October 26th or 27th (2013) you’ll be able to get a FREE copy of the Goosebumps book Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now. Once you pick up a copy of the book be sure to take a fun and frightful Goosebumps photo.

This special event is presented by Scholastic and will be available from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on each day.

This is not the only event at the zoo. Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled, animal-themed, kid-friendly, not-to-scary Halloween experience. The fun includes a hay maze, musical theater, costume parades, magic and more.

My family visited the Bronx Zoo last year to check out the Boo at the Zoo fun. If you would like to check out our adventure and see some photos from that day visit my post – Boo at the Zoo.

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While you are there don’t forget to check out Dinosaur Safari for a fun and educational trip back in time. Humm… I wonder if the Dinosaurs celebrated Halloween? :-)

We also checked out the Dinosaur Safari ride over the summer. If you would like to get a sneak peek at what we saw you can read about it here – Take a ride on the “prehistoric” side at the Bronx Zoo.

For more information visit www.BronxZoo.com. You can purchased tickets online or at the gate.

You can also check out the Bronx Zoo on Facebook. You can also keep up with the  latest happenings by following their Twitter page.

Have you ever visited the Bronx Zoo during the Halloween season? Did you have a favorite event or activity during your visit? Feel free to comment and tell me about it.

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Kimberly

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

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Celebrate a New York Halloween tradition!

 

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If you live in the New York City area, or are planning a trip to the area during the month of October, I thought I would let you know about some fun “happenings” at the Bronx Zoo.

My family went to the Bronx Zoo last year for their “Boo at the Zoo” month long event. You can read about it here – Boo at the Zoo! It was fun to see the zoo dressed up for Halloween including giant spiders and plenty of pumpkins.

During the month of October the Bronx Zoo has more fun things planned for visitors.

Come visit THE Halloween destination for Metro New York families and one of New York’s favorite Halloween celebrations! Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is a fun-filled, animal-themed, kid-friendly, not-so scary, Halloween experience. This celebration combines this fun holiday with the Bronx Zoo’s mission of connecting people to nature. October weekends at the zoo feature hay mazes, costume parades, musical theater, magic, and more. Don’t forget to embark on a trip back in time as you ride our Dinosaur Safari!

Live Music

Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band is back due to popular demand and will lead zoo audiences on a zany, rollicking, good time with Gigi’s Dino-mite Prehistoric Party. Roar through the globe on the “T-Rex Express” and rock to a NEW, even more rockin’ version of the prehistoric favorite, “Tyrana.” Come participate in animal-themed musical performances, songs, and dances that are knee-slapping fun and celebrate the animals of the wild.

Presented by IKEA and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Location: by Bears

11:30am, 1pm, 3pm

 

Magic Shows

Join internationally acclaimed magician David Levitan for a special brand of magic that has won the heart of audiences worldwide. Be amazed as Levitan combines his magical expertise with his terrific sense of humor and encourages audience participation as a part of his spooktacular magic shows.

Presented by IKEA and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Location: by Bears

12pm, 2pm, 4pm

 

Costume Parade

March with mythical creatures and dinosaur creations from the Alice Farley Dance Company and the Puppet Kitchen in a fantastical Dinosaur and Dragon Creature Parade! Come see a large-scale Komodo dragon puppet, a flying Quetzalcoatlus, a Triceratops, and a zany paleontologist as they lead you on an exciting adventure around the zoo.

Presented by IKEA and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Parade: 12pm & 2pm (Zoo Center)

Photo Op: 3:30pm (Dancing Crane Plaza)

 

Children’s Theater

Beasts of the Magical World, a puppet musical

This BOOtacular puppetry musical tells stories of elves and sorcerers, snakes and Komodo dragons, and best of all, magic! Created by acclaimed puppeteer Noel MacNeal of Sesame Street and Nickelodeon.

Location: Asia Plaza

Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

 

Creepy Crafts

Create fall-themed masterpieces and design your very own Komodo dragon puppet.

Presented by DNAinfo.com

Location: Dancing Crane Plaza

Times: 11am – 4pm

 

Creature Chats

Join our experts as they demystify and celebrate wildlife!

Snakes: 11am (World of Reptiles)

Bats: 11:30am (Jungle World)

Birds: 2:30pm (Birds of Prey)

Komodo dragons: 3:00pm (Zoo Center)

 

Museum of UnNatural Mysteries

Come explore Dr. B. Zarre’s remarkable museum collection of fantastical vestiges and mysterious creatures!  Witness fascinating evidence of how the dinosaurs were destroyed and amazing artifacts collected from earth and space. Dr. B. Zarre has amassed his incredible collection through years of exploration and adventure and has brought his interesting “believe it or not” collection as a special exhibition exclusively at the Bronx Zoo.

Presented by IKEA and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Location: by Somba Village

Timing: 11am – 5pm

 

Hay Maze

Let yourself get lost at the zoo with a Halloween maze filled with sudden starts, stops, and lots of adventure.

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: by Butterfly Garden

 

Treat Stations

Special locations around the park will help sweeten your visit.

Time: 11am – 5pm

 

Carved Pumpkin Demonstrations and Display

Professional pumpkin carvers from Sand Sculpture USA will be demonstrating their skill and displaying intricate pumpkin carvings that cannot be missed. From classic movie monsters in animal form, to giant insects and dinosaurs, our carvers will delight audiences with their remarkable creations.

Presented by Family Circle, New York Life, & PBS KIDS

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: Dancing Crane Plaza

 

Animal Enrichment Activities

Every day keepers use toys, treats, and training to enrich the lives of all our animals. Look for special Halloween enrichment items and activities throughout the zoo.

 

Themed Weekend Entertainment

October 5 Come join Annie and Daddy Warbucks from ANNIE The Musical on Broadway for an exclusive meet & greet and musical performance! After the show, don’t miss the chance to march alongside Annie and Daddy Warbucks in our Costume Parade.

Time: 10:30 am – 12pm

Meet & Greet Location: Dancing Crane Plaza

Parade Location: Zoo Center

 

October 13 Come join Cinderella from the Broadway musical Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA for an exclusive meet & greet and musical performance! After the show, don’t miss the chance to march alongside Cinderella in our costume parade.

Time: 11:30am

Meet & Greet Location: Dancing Crane Plaza

Parade Location: Zoo Center

 

October 19 & 20 Don’t miss exciting fall-themed crafts, presented to you by Family Circle, New York Life, & PBS KIDS

 

October 26 & 27 Goosebumps Most Wanted are on the loose…at the Bronx Zoo! Catch a chance at a FREE copy of Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now—after all, books make the best treats! After you’ve picked up your book, don’t forget to take a frightful Goosebumps photo.

Presented by Scholastic

Time: 11am – 4pm

Location: TBD

WOW! The whole month is jam-packed with fun events for the whole family.

I am going to try and get back to the zoo this month. I want to check out the Museum of UnNatural Mysteries. That sounds fun.

We did the hay maze last year. It’s fun for the little ones. My kids were a bit too old for it but they sure loved the treat stations. What kid doesn’t love free candy. :-)

If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family this month don’t forget to check out the Bronx Zoo.

For more information about the Bronx Zoo visit www.BronxZoo.com. You can also find them on  Facebook (www.Facebook.com/BronxZoo) and on  Twitter (@TheBronxZoo).

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with the Bronx Zoo as a brand ambassador. I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a free membership for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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3 Tips for a Hassle-Free Visit to Lady Liberty

 

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One of New York City’s top attractions and a world-famous monument to American ideals, the Statue of Liberty is on many travelers’ must-do lists. However, because of strict security and the large crowds of tourists eager to catch the boat out to Liberty Island in New York Harbor, getting to the statue requires some degree of planning and patience. The following are three tips for a fun and easy trip to visit Lady Liberty in her natural habitat.

Book in Advance

If you want to ascend to the crown of Lady Liberty at any time of year or go inside the monument located in the statue’s pedestal during busy months, you’ll need to book your admission tickets in advance. The best time to book is the same time you start searching for New York hotels, i.e. as soon as you know your dates of travel (click here for more to get you started).

There’s only one company authorized to ferry people to and from the Statue of Liberty: Statue Cruises. Though the island and the statue are maintained by the U.S. National Park Service, you can’t book your tickets through the service’s website. Instead, you should call Statue Cruises at 1-877-LADYTIX or use their online booking system.  If you book early enough, you should be able to select either crown tickets, monument/pedestal tickets or regular tickets as well as choose the time you’d like to depart at.

Arrive Early

Once you get to New York City, you’ll want to double-check the route from your hotel to the Statue of Liberty ferry departure points and make plans to arrive at the pier early. If you’ve chosen to have your tickets mailed to you or have prin-outs of electronic tickets, you can go directly to the line at the ferry departure point. If you need to visit the will-call booth, you’ll have to find the ticket office and line up to get your tickets. Should you take the that departs from Battery Park in Manhattan, you’ll go inside the round Fort Clinton building to get your tickets. From the New Jersey side, you’ll go to the booth at Liberty State Park.

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Both the New Jersey and Manhattan jumping-off points to the island can be crowded, and if you aren’t familiar with New York’s public transit system, it may take you a while to get to the piers. Therefore, give yourself plenty of time so you don’t have to rush, only to stand right at the back of a long line of people.

Don’t Bring a Backpack

Like at most other important national monuments in the United States today, you’ll have to go through a security check to get on the ferry. This security check is similar to one at an airport, so prepare to put your coats and personal belongings through an X-ray machine. If you have tickets to go inside the statue, either up to the crown or downstairs at the monument and pedestal, you’ll go through another security check once on the island. The safety regulations for entering the statue are quite strict, and to get through security quickly, take note of the requirements before you leave your hotel that morning. That way, you know you won’t be carrying contraband. You will not be allowed to bring a backpack, messenger bag or other bulky item into the statue or monument. If you have a large camera, you’ll have to take it out of the bag and carry it only with a strap. There are a few lockers available in the gift shop at the statue’s base, but it may save you time to just leave large bags in your hotel room until after you’ve seen the statue.

Additionally, you may not bring liquids or food into the monument. For an updated list of what can and can’t be brought in, check the National Park Service’s security page.

About the Author: Louise Vinciguerra is a fantastic joke teller, has a million and one hobbies, and enjoys matching her fonts with her moods.

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On the set of Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn #DeliveryManMovie

 

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Back in December myself and several bloggers had the wonderful opportunity to visit the set of the new movie, Delivery Man, which will be in theaters this November 22, 2013.

It was a chilly winter day but we didn’t mind. The hustle and bustle of the set and the anticipation of being able to talk with two of the film’s start – Vince Vaughn and Cobi Smulders, kept us “warm”.

I have to admit I was really looking forward to meeting Vince Vaughn. I’ve enjoyed almost all of his films. Admittedly there are a few “duds” in the bunch, but films like Wedding Crashers, Four Christmases and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story were fun movies. Did you know he was even in The Lost World: Jurassic Park?

I had a feeling the Vince was a really nice, fun loving guy who was funny in real life too. I wasn’t wrong at all. In fact he’s very sweet and friendly. Talking with him was like chatting with a long time friend. He didn’t come off as a “celebrity”. Sometimes celebrities seemed “bothered” to chat with fans. That was not the case with Vince. He was very down to Earth and genuine.

Vince is a bit camera shy so we don’t have a photo of him or a group shot. :-(. That is unfortunate.

I have to preface some of the Q&A by saying we were on a New York City street, so parts of the interview are “unintelligible”, meaning it was hard for the transcriber to make out what Vince was saying. My apologies for that.

There was one question that was asked that the transcriber could not make out. I was going to omit Vince’s response but I thought it was worth sharing.

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VINCE VAUGHN: You know I love the concept, and I think being a new dad, I was really right for it because I think the fun of the movie. When he was younger, he kind of donates a lot to a sperm bank. As sort of a young guy, he’s like “Oh I can make a couple bucks”, but he don’t really think of the consequences at that age. And now all these years later it’s like four to five hundred kids want to meet him.  They’ve overused his donations, if you will.

So the concept in itself is funny.  But then what became interesting was because of the number of children, they can each play out in different circumstances so I think he gives you all of your hopes and fears as a parent, each kind of kid can represent that.  One could be doing [UNINTELLIGIBLE], one could be getting challenged with problems in life.  One’s hurting, one’s this, and so to all these different kids going through a unique experience, sort of as a parent I think what you try to daydream about and stay positive about.

Like your fears that your kid would get caught up in this, or have this experience, or would, you know, lose your self-esteem, or your hopes would be they would love to do something, or find somebody that they care about, or that they, uh, you know, get passionate about things in life and are engaged.  So it was a real fun way to find out, I think, sort of, in a real tangible way, what all goes through your mind when it comes to your particular child.

Q: What kind of research did you do for this?

VINCE VAUGHN:  Yeah, you know, I just looked up a lot of stuff and information about things.  But I think I really tapped in a lot to what I was going through.  I mean my baby was  [INAUDIBLE] and you also have all of those wonder and worry going through your body about what’s [INAUDIBLE].  I think I’ve just really kind of played and acted this role [INAUDIBLE].

Q: How has it been filming in New York?

VINCE VAUGHN: It’s so incredible being here. It’s great. It lends itself because having that many kids who are all involved in different lifestyles and involved in different things, it lends itself well to this kid lives in this neighborhood.  Or this kid [INAUDIBLE] this and that.  So it leads you to some unbelievable destinations that would have all these little [INAUDIBLE].

There was a bit more Q&A with Vince but it was hard to make out the questions and the answers due to the noisy New York City street.

I think the whole concept of the film is interesting. Imagine knowing you sired 500 children? That is crazy! As a parent it’s also hard to imagine how you can help guide that many children and be there for them when life doesn’t treat them kindly. You want what is best for your children. I’m not talking about a financial investment (we have a hard enough affording two children let alone over 500!). I’m talking about an emotional investment.

They could have easily made this film into a drama only. I’m glad they made it a “dramedy”. I also think that Vince was a great choice for the role of David Wozniak. Vince has proven that he can pull of comedic roles and more serious roles.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

The film opens in theaters on November 22, 2013.

If you would like to keep up to date on the film you can follow it on the various social networking sites.

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The theme song in the trailer is very catchy too. It’s called The Best Day of My Life from the group American Authors.

Are you going to see Delivery Man when it’s released?

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Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I was given the opportunity for a set visit. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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On the set of Delivery Man with Cobie Smulders #DeliveryManMovie

 

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Yesterday I had posted about visiting the set of the upcoming film release, Delivery Man, on the streets of New York City. You can read about the experience, as well as an interview with Writer/Director Ken Scott here – On the set of Delivery Man with Writer/Director Ken Scott.

As I mentioned yesterday we had the opportunity to chat with the film’s stars, Cobie Smulders and Vince Vaughn. Look for the Vince Vaughn interview on September 12, 2013.

Cobie is probably best known as Robin from the hit series How I Met Your Mother.

Here is an interesting little tid bit – I’ve met (and interviewed) three of the five cast members from that show.

Jason Segal (Marshall) – The Muppets press junket in L.A.

Neil Patrick Harris (Barney) – On the set of the film Smurfs 2 in Montreal, Canada

Cobie Smulders (Robin) - In NYC on the set of Delivery Man.

Alyson Hannigan and Josh Radnor… if you are reading this we need to set something up. :-)

Anyway…

It was a bit chilly that morning in New York City on the set of Delivery Man when we (myself and my fellow bloggers) had the opportunity to meet and chat with Cobie. Cobie is a petite young lady who was buried inside a heavy down coat.

Cobie plays the part of Emma in the film Delivery Man. Emma is David Wozniak’s (Vince Vaughn) pregnant girlfriend.

Watching Cobie shoot a scene with Vince, and chatting with her, you can tell that Cobie has a great sense of humor.

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Q: Is your character a police officer?

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah.

Q: So did you do any research?

COBIE SMULDERS: I did actually. I met this guy when I was doing press for another movie and he works at the 34th Street Precinct. Said you know what, just come in and look around and talk to some people. He was super sweet. Took me around and then I also met a woman who is a single mom. And that was really interesting because it’s possibly like the hardest job to be a single mom.

Because your hours you never know when you’re coming home really. They do like twelve hour shifts and she worked from like twelve to twelve, or, she had a shift where she was able to sometime pick her kid up from school. But if she booked somebody she’d have to stay and file all that paperwork, and that takes like hours. So that was really interesting and kind of having that in the back of my head going I don’t have a partner in this, then I’m screwed. So I have to kind of make it work.

Q: [INAUDIBLE] the amount of work you do for filming TV verses filming for a movie?

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah, absolutely. I mean I’m lucky enough to work on a sitcom which is a job unto itself where it’s the best schedule you could ask for. It’s really like as normal a job as you can. It’s a nine to five kind of a job. Because you have a multi-cam. You have four cameras, so there’s not a lot of coverage, not a lot of down time where you do lighting, which is what’s happening right now.  Uh, so we’re really fast.

The thing that I like about films is you have a set amount of time that you get to play this part and be part of a story, and then it’s over and you get to move onto a different story… So I can’t really compare it to like TV shows like it’s only going to be, it’s going to be such a unique experience. The days are longer than a movie.

Q: Has there been a favorite scene you’ve shot?

COBIE SMULDERS: Yeah. We did a great scene in a park. We’ve been shooting a lot in Brooklyn, actually. A lot of the locations are, I think all of our locations, at least the ones I’ve been involved in, have been in Brooklyn. And we shot in this park surrounded by these old brownstones.

I love shooting in New York. I shot another movie here over the summer and it just, it’s very realistic. I mean [UNINTELLIGIBLE] like walking by and try to get their jobs and it, it gives New York’s a character unto itself.  It always provides such a beautiful backdrop and it also gives energy to the movie as well.

Q: (Was it) hard to go from Avengers to a movie like this?

COBIE SMULDERS: Well I do get to play a cop in this movie, so that is sort of a nice halfway point. I am going to be in uniform for the next scene.  You know, they’re both very strong women. Very strong, independent women so that’s a similarity. I feel like Avengers is different because so much of it was not real. So much of it was like, okay you look over here and then this thing is going over here. You just feel much more tangible, and it’s also just fun to play, you know. You’re able to sort of try things a little bit more in this.  It’s also more relationship based.

Q: Had any blooper-worthy experiences on this set?

COBIE SMULDERS: No.  I mean, it’s hard to tell.  I mean there hasn’t been any big pratfalls or anything – yet.

She really was a lovely young lady. She even took the time to post for us in a group photo. Thank you Cobie!

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Be sure to keep an eye out for the Vince Vaughn interview (tomorrow).

To keep up to date on the film you can check it out on the various social networking sites.

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What do you think about the film Delivery Man so far? Does it sound like a movie you would be interested in seeing in theaters? The movie will be released on November 22, 2013.

Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smolders, Writer/Director Ken Scott.

Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smolders, Writer/Director Ken Scott.

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I was provided with a set visit. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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On the set of Delivery Man with Writer/Director Ken Scott #DeliveryManMovie

 

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On chilly day back in December, myself and some other wonderful bloggers, made our way into New York City to visit the set of the upcoming film release Delivery Man.

Delivery Man stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt.

Delivery Man is the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose mundane life is turned upside down when he finds out that he fathered 533 children through sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.  In debt to the mob, rejected by his pregnant girlfriend, things couldn’t look worse for David when he is hit with a lawsuit from 142 of the 533 twenty-somethings who want to know the identity of the donor.  As David struggles to decide whether or not he should reveal his true identity, he embarks on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but the father he could become as well.

Here is the film’s trailer.


The movie looks really good. I am looking forward to seeing it in theaters when it’s released on November 22, 2013.

I always enjoy visiting movie sets. It’s fun to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a film.

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Myself and my fellow bloggers had seats and headphones (so we can hear what was going on in the scene) and a TV screen set up for us not too far down the sidewalk from where the cast was filming.

It was interesting to see this entire block taken over by the film crew. There were HUGE movie cameras all over the place, as well as a prop truck and various other crew members.

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I was in awe of the movie cameras. Some of them looked really heavy. I couldn’t imagine having to hold one up for a long period of time.

The scenes were being filmed on a New York City street in the morning on a cold December day. It was amusing to see native New Yorkers walk by all the hustle and bustle of the film crew without even so far as “batting and eye”. It was if they were oblivious to everything. You’ve got to love New Yorkers. :-)

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While we were there we watched two scenes being filmed. One was with only Vince Vaughn and the other was with both Vince and Cobie Smulders.

Vince and Cobie knew we were watching (we had the opportunity to speak with them). During the one scene they were filming they would refer to us from time to time. At one point they joked about goofing up in the scene, but that was OK because we are bloggers and we write about things. Both of them started to sign the song “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt. That was pretty funny.

We did have the opportunity to meet and chat with both Vince and Cobie. I’ll post those interviews tomorrow and on September 12, 2013. :-)

We also had the opportunity to chat with the Writer/Director of the film, Ken Scott.

Here are some highlights from that interview.

FYI… Delivery Man is actually a remake of the film Starbuck, which was only released a few years ago. It was also written and directed by Ken Scott. This is a bit of a unique situation where a Writer/Director re-makes his own film. The movie was out in France, as well as in Canada (last year). It was even shown in Japan (the original – not this remake).

Ken told us that he had an opportunity to view the original film, Starbuck, with an American audience. He saw potential to have the movie better connect with American audiences if he just integrated a bit of American culture into it. And thus a remake was born.

Q: How was directing the remake different than the original?

KEN SCOTT: Directing a remake, especially since it was my original, I had to get into a frame of mind of making sure that two things, two things that may seem opposite.  But on the one hand, I wanted to make sure everyone that I worked with – the actors, all the heads of departments, and even myself, I wanted to make sure that we were not just copying something.  Because, you know, we wouldn’t have that great creative energy, the magic that you want in a movie.

So, you know, basically I tried to forget the other movie and just go through the same process.  And sometimes going through the same process you end up exactly at the same place, but at least you know why you’re there.  And it feels the same thing and it feels real.  So that’s, that’s the way I went through the whole process of redoing the movie.

Q: Why choose New York to do the movie?

KEN SCOTT: New York was, for me, the greatest place to shoot this movie because, you know, five hundred and thirty-three kids have to live in the same town.

And what was great is that so many very different neighborhoods, and the kids are very different from one another, in the sense that they have different realities. So it really helped, the fact that I was filming in different neighborhoods. Right away you understand what that kid’s about. If there’s a kid that’s living in Chelsea, or living in the Bronx. You know, it’s all very different. So visually it was great to be here.

Q: Did you film in all five boroughs?

KEN SCOTT: Well we were all over the place.

Q: Why did you want to do this?

KEN SCOTT: Well, when we made the original, it’s that had the idea of having this sperm donor with a lot of kids. I have three kids, he has two kids. In their young forties, and we are surrounded by kids and by fathers. And we had a lot to say about fatherhood. It’s basically very much a story about fatherhood and what it is to be a father.

And I feel that we wouldn’t have written the same movie fifteen years ago, because I think in the last ten, fifteen years, fatherhood has changed a whole lot.  You know, nowadays you can hear stories of, fathers staying home with their kids, on a leave for a few months when they’re born…So it was exciting to be writing about something that seemed to be changing in society.

Q: Doing the remake was Vince Vaughn always in mind?

KEN SCOTT: Yeah, Vince Vaughn for me it was perfect for this character. The way the whole story is built, he’s in every scene. He’s there all the time. And I wanted the tone of the movie to be very much like Fatherhood and that brought me naturally towards a dramatic comedy.  You know, it’s comedy, it’s a drama. Because I felt that Fatherhood is very much like a dramatic comedy.  You know, there is some very funny moments, there’s some more dramatic moments, there’s some more difficult moments. … And I found that Vince Vaughn has definitely that capacity of making us laugh, yet he’s a great actor, he’s very charismatic.  So he was a perfect actor for this story.

Look for our interview with Cobie Smulders tomorrow and the interview with Vince Vaughn the day after.

You can check out the film on the various social networking sites.

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What do you think about the film so far? Does it look interesting? Are you looking forward to seeing it in theaters? Have you seen the film Starbuck? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

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Ken Scott – Photo Source: IMDB.com

Kimberly

*I was provided a set visit. I was not compensated for this post. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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