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Sofia Carson To Star in Disney Channel’s 100th Movie “Adventures in Babysitting” Premiering June 24th

Actress and singer Sofia Carson, best known for her role as Evie in the international smash-hit Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) “Descendants, is starring in the upcoming “Adventures in Babysitting” which premieres Friday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on Disney Channel. “Adventures in Babysitting” is the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie and was inspired by the hugely popular 1980’s film of the same name.adventures-in-babysitting In the film, Carson stars as Lola Perez, the bold and artistic teenager whose unexpected night of babysitting goes awry. In the movie, a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Lola (Sofia Carson) and Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. I got excited just watching the trailer:
Carson, who was featured as one of People En Espanol’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2015, is also starring in “A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits“, a new, modernized version of the classic Disney tale that will air on Freeform.adventures-in-babysitting-sofia-carson In addition to acting, Carson is currently signed to Republic Records/Hollywood Records and just released her debut single, “Love Is The Name“. Watch the video:

I don’t know who’s more excited for “Adventures in Babysitting“….my daughter or me? Will you be watching on June 24th? You know we will be!

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The Angry Birds Movie Is Hatching In Theaters May 20

I don’t know who is more excited for The Angry Birds Movie, me or my daughter? These adorable characters had us all addicted way back when on our iPhones and now they’re coming to the Big Screen in a 3D animated comedy, angry-birds-movie-fun-factOn May 20, 2016, when the film hits theaters, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry!  angry-birds-movie-hatching-summer2016My contributor, Cynthia, spent a morning at Sony Pictures Studios, grabbing a “Sneak Beak” screening of the upcoming film.  Although she can’t really tell us specifics about the movie, she did say that it’s a must-see for the entire family and that we’re all going to love it and laugh a lot!angry-birds-movie-sneakbeakThe movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. (Bill Hader is the evil pig leader Leonard.)
Watch the trailer:
Not only did my contributor get a “Sneak Peak” at the film, she also got to sit in on a group interview with the film’s producer, “John Cohen” and Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, and Bill Hader, from the voice cast. These guys had the media-filled audience in stitches as they talked about details from behind the scenes. I’m even more excited to see it now! angry-birds-voice-cast-groupOverall, it seems that casting hit the nail on the head with these four! The combination of their humor and what each of these actors brings to the table is something that definitely translates into a hilarious film that’s going to cater to an audience of all ages! Remember, the film “hatches” in theaters everywhere on May 20! Will you be there?

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{Giveaway} “The Good Dinosaur” On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 23

From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be.


If you didn’t catch it in theaters, here’s a synopsis:

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Watch the trailer, too!

Starting February 23, you can bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.

Extensive Bonus Features Include the Academy Award© Nominated Theatrical Short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” Making-of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes and More! the-good-dinosaur-arlo-and-spot

“The Good Dinosaur” is such a heartwarming story and is perfect for the whole family!

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Disney’s “Snow White” at El Capitan Theatre For Just One Night on February 16!

In celebration of the launch of the in-home Walt Disney Signature Collection release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to present a one night only special presentation of the Disney classic February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Before the movie, El Capitan guests will be greeted by Snow White, live on stage. snow-white-at-el-capitan

We are thrilled to welcome ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ back to the El Capitan for one special night.  There is no better place than the El Capitan to revisit this legendary Disney masterpiece, filled with classic songs and unforgettable characters, or experience it for the very first time. -James Wood, operations and stage production for the El Capitan Theatre.

snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfsTo commemorate the release, Walt Disney Animation Studios has assembled a team of seven animators from different generations to create a modern look at the iconic dwarfs who shared the journey of the original Disney Princess. These original works of art will be on display for fans of all ages to enjoy as they relive the magic of the one that started it all. snow-white-and-princeTickets for this event are on sale now online at http://www.elcapitantickets.com  and also available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.) or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

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I Fell in Love With Nicholas Sparks’ “The Choice”

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I’ve been counting down the days until February 5th, when Nicholas Sparks’ highly anticipated film “The Choice” will hit theaters! I have loved reading every one of his novels so far! Whenever he brings these beautiful stories to life on the big screen, I get about as giddy as a schoolgirl! The-ChoiceWhen I first watched the trailer for “The Choice”, I hadn’t read the book yet. It’s the story of feisty medical student Gabby Hollan [Teresa Palmer], who moves in next door to a ladies’ man Travis Shaw [Benjamin Walker]. They embark on a surprising romantic journey that neither one ever imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend, until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple completely disrupts both of their well-planned lives. Oh I just LOVE Nicholas Sparks’ stories!

The on-screen chemistry in the trailer between Travis and Gabby is intense! Seriously, watch it and tell me if it takes your breath away like it did mine! Oh, you also may want to grab a tissue because your eyes will well up with some tears. So, watch this:

As usual, Mr. Sparks has captured a beautiful and romantic storyline, cast beautiful actors to bring his characters to life on screen, and shot the entire thing in a breathtaking location. I am enamored by “The Choice”! the-choice-novelA group of my teacher friends at work (including myself) decided we’d all read “The Choice” and have a “Book Chat” during a few of our lunch hours after reading it! Initially we allowed a week to finish the book before we were set to discuss it. However, a majority of us finished it really quickly because we were so into it! Our initial chat about the book surrounded the theme, “How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?” The specific of that specific conversation shall remain secret but let’s just say there were many who could relate but had buried their own personal stories long ago. the-choice-how-far-would-you-goOver a few different lunch hours, we did a lot of giggling and came up with the following observations in our “Book Chat” about “The Choice”:

  • We all LOVED it!
  • We were all dying over the chemistry between Travis and Gabby and knew they were destined to end up together. There’s just something about the way that they talked and had such a playfulness between them that clearly showed their instant attraction and gravitation towards each other!
  •  We love the way that we can get lost in a Nicholas Sparks book as we can visualize getting lost in one of his beautiful stories and wrapped up in one of his love stories, regardless of any of our current life situations.
  • We were all excited about the sneak peek pictures in the back of the book that were still shots from the film!
  • There were definitely tense, scary parts that kept us on the edge of our seats when we read the book and will hopefully be as intense in the theater.
  • None of us can wait to see it all play out on the Big Screen. the-choice-scenes-in-the-novel

At our last “Book Chat” lunch hour, we also decided to make a group girl date to go see the film on February 5 when it opens in theaters! I can’t wait to see it all unfold on the big screen! Will you be going to see “The Choice”? I’m guessing the answer is “heck yeah!”? Leave me a comment below and tell me what you thought of the book and/or the film!


{Giveaway} LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2/2

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If you love LEGO and LEGO® FRIENDS as much as we do in our home, then you’re going to love the lastest Warner Bros. Home Video release on Blue-ray Combo Pack and DVD: LEGO® FRIENDS : Girlz 4 Life! The film, already out on digital HD, will be released on Blue-Ray and DVD on February 2.

lego-friends-girlz-4-life-dvdHere’s a synopsis of the film that tests true friendship in the glamorous world of pop:

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City. The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world.

Have some more LEGO® FRIENDS fun with the LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE blog app!
Grab your pop star microphone and sing along! Click the play button below to watch the special sing-along music video for “Girlz” by L2M.

With this super fun app you can:

  • Listen to the song High Tops by L2M and click to watch the “Meet L2M” video that introduces the next girl-pop power sensation.
  • Download the “Girlz 4 Life” Activity Pack and to unlock your inner pop star! The downloadable kit includes Selfie props, a “Spot the Difference” game, making the Band DIY pop star instruments, a Friendship Card and more!

Be sure to check out the official L2M website here to stay updated with all things L2M!

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The Exciting 2016 Lineup of Movies From Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

In 2015, we were wowed in the theaters by so many incredible releases from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures! One day I was looking for a glass slipper and by year’s end it was all things Star Wars! 2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-LineupIt’s hard to believe we’re already into 2016 and looking ahead at sneak peeks of all these upcoming releases coming out of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures in 2016, just makes me want to go to the movies even more!

Here’s what you can expect to see in a theater near you this year:

The Finest Hours – January 29, 2016 (Walt Disney Studios) #TheFinestHours
2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Finest-HoursZootopia – March 4, 2016 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Zootopia

Zootopia – March 4, 2016 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Zootopia


I’ve already seen a couple of the “Zootopia” trailers and they’re hilarious! I already have my favorite characters from the film, too! (but I’m not telling) Watch the latest trailer below: The Jungle Book – April 15, 2016 (Walt Disney Studios) #JungleBook2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-The-Jungle-BookThe Jungle Book was one of my most favorite books to read as a child and I loved the animated feature so much that I watched it any chance I got when I was younger. This version looks absolutely beautiful and I’m happy that I’ll get to share this story with my own daughter. Here’s the trailer: Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016 (Marvel) #CaptainAmericaCivilWar2016-Disney-Studios-Captain-MarvelAlice Through the Looking Glass – May 27, 2016 (Walt Disney Studios) #DisneyAlice2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Through-The-Looking-GlassI love anything and all things “Alice” plus Johnny Depp!!!

Finding Dory – June 17, 2016 (Disney/Pixar) #FindingDory2016-Disney-Studios-Finding-DoryThis film is going to be SO cute! I think we’ve been waiting for this sequel since we finished watching “Finding Nemo”! Hurry up, June! The BFG – July 1, 2016 (Walt Disney Studios) #TheBFG2016-Disney-Studios-The-BFGI LOVE when classic children’s books like this are made into movies! I KNOW it’s going to be great! Pete’s Dragon – August 12, 2016 (Walt Disney Studios) #PetesDragon2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Petes-DragonQueen of Katwe – Release Date TBD in Fall 2016 (Walt Disney Studios)  #QueenofKatwe2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Queen-of-KatweDoctor Strange – November 4, 2016 (Marvel) #DrStrange2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Doctor-StrangeMoana – November 23, 2016 (Walt Disney Animation Studios) #Moana2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-MoanaRogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16, 2016 (Lucasfilm) #RogueOne2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Rogue-OneI don’t even know WHICH of these films I’m MOST excited for this year? There are SO many good ones coming! What about you? Which one are  most excited for? 2016-Walt-Disney-Studios-Lineup

NEW Zootopia Trailer Featuring Shakira’s New Song “Try Everything”!

Just as 2015 comes to an end, more exciting footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios has been released for the upcoming film “Zootopia”! This Big Screen adventure is Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 55th animated feature and is set to release in theaters on March 4, 2016. zootopia-logo

ZOOTOPIA-Shakira2I’m extra excited about this newest trailer because it features the new song “Try Everything“, written by singer-songwriter Sia and songwriting duo Stargate, and performed by Grammy®-winning international superstar Shakira. The single will be available everywhere 1/8. Revered worldwide by herds of fans, Shakira voices Zootopia’s biggest pop star Gazelle who is a socially conscious celebrity with equal parts talent and heart. I LOVE her! ZOOTOPIA-Gazelle

Watch the latest trailer: Here’s a synopsis of ZOOTOPIA:
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”) opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
zootopia-slothAre you as excited for the release of this film as we are?
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Hotel Transylvania 2 on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12

Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, debuted on Digital HD Dec. 22 and will be available on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

hotel-transylvania-2-coverThe Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

If you missed this hilarious family comedy, watch this trailer:

The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras including:

  • Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video
  • a character sketch gallery
  • an inside look at how the filmmakers and animators created Hotel Transylvania 2
  • director commentary with Genndy Tartakovsky

Exclusive to the Blu-ray are interactive featurettes on:

  • how to throw the ultimate monster party and draw your favorite characters from the film
  • a special Monster Scary-oke – which gives viewers the chance to sing along with Dennisovitch to spooky versions of three classic songs
  • must-see deleted scenes and much more.

DVD Special Features (also on Blu-ray & Digital*) include: 

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives* include All DVD Bonus Features Plus…

  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More!

* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras and Vudu Extras+

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

I have the opportunity to give away 2 copies of the Hotel Transylvania 2 DVD to 2 of my lucky readers! Enter for a chance to win in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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This is not a sponsored post. I received a copy of this DVD in order to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logos are property of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.