Are You Excited for Monsters Inc. 3D?!

Monsters Inc. - Sully and Boo“Monsters, Inc.” is one of my favorite Disney movies for kids! The characters are sweet and memorable and the “message” – don’t be scared of the ‘unknown’ – is fantastic!

The film brings to life the nighttime fears that haunt most every kid—including Oscar®-winning director Pete Docter (“Up”), whose own childhood memories sparked the story for “Monsters, Inc.” “One thing I knew was that monsters existed and they were in the closet, especially at night,” he says. “My clothes would turn into different things—tentacles, claws and eyes. We began thinking that there must be some reason why monsters
scare kids and started playing with that notion.”

“Monsters, Inc.,” originally released on Nov. 2, 2001, was the highest grossing animated film at the global box office in 2001. The film and director Pete Docter were nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature in the first year that category was established.

For those of you who haven’t seen the movie – here’s a synopsis:

“Monsters, Inc.” is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable James P. Sullivan (Sulley) (voiced by John Goodman) and his wise-cracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children—and at Monsters, Inc., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis, so when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Together, Mike and Sulley plot to rectify  the mistake and return Boo to her home, but when the trio encounters an unexpected series of complications,  they become embroiled in a coverup, catapulting them into a mystery beyond their wildest dreams.

I’ve been sent a few super cute printables for you and your kids!

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Catching Fire in Hawaii – Fans Want to Meet You!

I just posted a tweet to Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence and Jena Malone:

#THG @jhutch1992 – @jenniflawrence_ – @jenaamalone — You’ve all got LOTS of fans who would love to meet you here in Oahu! #808 #Military

— starryskye81 (@starryskye81) November 30, 2012

I’m pretty sure they won’t see it though. BUT – I know the power of social media – so maybe ya’ll can help me!

The cast of Catching Fire is currently on Hawaii (Oahu) shooting scenes for the movie. Normally, with big movies the Navy Exchange or Moral, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) would be having a fan ‘Meet n’ Greet’ with cast members. For some reason – the Hunger Games cast isn’t having on.

The cast did a ‘Mall Tour” for the last movie – and Hawaii isn’t on the list. But why not? They are here anyway – why not do a meet n’ greet and meet up with some of the awesome military families stationed here on-island?

Please re-share this and help me make some noise! 🙂


Frankenweenie Returns! Again!

When I was little I was just as into “scary” as I am now and one of the shorts that I remember watching was “Frankenweenie” by Tim Burton. Back in 1984 it starred the “oh so sexy” (for a four year old) Barret Oliver (yes! the kid from “The NeverEnding Story!!!!”) as well as Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern and Jason Hervey (the brat ass big brother from “The Wonder Years”). The film was live action and ran less than a half hour.

Now – there’s a NEW Frankenweenie coming out! Here’s the (short) synopsis!

“From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life–with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.”

This new full-length version comes out October 5, 2012 and stars Charlie Tahan (the little brother from “Charlie St. Cloud”) as well as Martin Landau, Martin Short, Winona Ryder, Christopher Lee and Catherine O’Hara (to name a few). I am actually super excited about this movie since I am such a fan of the original! Seeing “more” will be awesome! My seven year old is also excited (so is my husband) because they’ve both enjoyed the original on our DVD copy of “Nightmare Before Christmas!”

“Frankenweenie” will be the first black and white feature and first stop-motion film to be released in IMAX 3D!

Will you be going to see it?

Yes, I’m a Hunger Games Fangirl

Made a little something for the #HungerGames #Peeta Fans!

Nothing much … just a little photo manipulation featuring everyone’s favorite baker’s son. You can download it if you want to 🙂

Give Us This Day Our Daily (Peeta) Bread

Beside the Dying Fire – #TheWalkingDead

the_walking_dead_beside_the_dying_fireLet me preface this by saying – this is FULL of spoilers! Don’t read it if you haven’t watched the season finale of The Walking Dead!

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