Cars 2 Zooming Into Theaters

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I personally LOVED the original Cars movie! So I am super duper excited about this new sequel opening up on June 24th!

Here’s the synopsis:

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own – international espionage!

Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine) and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell (voice of Emily Mortimer).  Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.

The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors!

Cars 2 is the 12th feature-length animated film from Pixar Animation Studios (its first 11 have earned $6.5 billion at the global box office).  Pixar, which has earned 29 Academy Awards® and seven Golden Globes®, celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2011.

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CARS 2 races into theatres everywhere in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on June 24th! Save yourself from standing in line and order your tix from Fandango! (Don’t forget that you can use your AMC Stubs number during checkout & have the service charge waived for AMC theaters available for ticketing on Fandango)

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  • CARS 2 t-shirt in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL
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  • CARS 2 puzzle

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Winnie the Pooh the Reboot

image001Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the timeless charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo—and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.

“Ever have one of those days where you just can’t win, Eeyore?” asks Pooh.

Owl sends the whole gang on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit. It turns out to be a very busy day for a bear who simply set out to find some honey.

Zooey Deschanel (“Almost Famous,” “(500) Days of Summer”) joins Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, performing three songs for the film, including her own take on the classic “Winnie the Pooh” theme song, “A Very Important Thing to Do” and the original end-credit song “So Long,” which was written by Deschanel and performed with She & Him bandmate M. Ward.

image002“I’m a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends,” says Deschanel, who also plays the ukulele in the song. “It’s really hard to pick a favorite: Winnie the Pooh is so special, he loves honey and he’s just cool. Eeyore is amazing, I love Eeyore. And Piglet is so small. It’s really a four-way tie between Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger.”
 
Among the songs Deschanel performed for the film is “A Very Important Thing to Do”—a song that helps illustrate the contest the friends from the Hundred Acre Wood take on to find Eeyore a new tail. She also lent her voice to “Everything is Honey” and “Pooh’s Finale,” joining Jim Cummings (the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger), Tony Award®-winning songwriter Robert Lopez (“Avenue Q”) and other cast members.
 
For the end-credit song, Deschanel teamed up with Ward to perform “So Long,” a song Deschanel wrote.  “When I was writing ‘So Long,’ I just held the images for the end credits in my mind,” she says. “I spent a number of days tinkering with ideas, melodies and chord progressions that I thought would fit the images, the new music being written and the original Sherman Brothers stuff– but still be my own thing. The song definitely has its own feel, but also pays respect to the original.”

Inspired by three stories from A.A. Milne’s books in Disney’s classic, hand-drawn art style, “Winnie the Pooh” hits theaters in select international markets in Spring 2011; the U.S. release date is July 15, 2011.

Watch Zooey talk about “So Long” and her love of Pooh Bear!

Who is your favorite character from the Hundred Acre Wood? Mine’s Eeyore – I can identify with that sad little emo guy, lol

Cupcakes for Your Twilight Party

Do you have an affinity for cupcakes or the movie Twilight? Here is a unique little cupcake book that combines cupcake and entertainment ideas with quotes and facts from Twilight. It’s perfect if you want to host a Twilight or Halloween party! Even if you aren’t a Twilight fan, there are definitely some great recipes and ideas that you could customize for other types of events and entertaining.

Grab your copy of the free Unofficial Twilight Cupcake Book!

Mom’s at the Movies: Top Box Office Hits (1/15/10)

There are a lot of big name and big budget movies playing right now. Here is the Top Ten along with a short review if I saw the movie.

  1. Avatar ………………………………………… $50.3M
    Of course Avatar is number one – this movie was absolutely breathtaking and amazing! Yes the story is a little “recycled” (I’ve heard it compared to “Dances with Wolves”) but it’s still a good one. It’s got something for both women and men – it’s a love story, but it’s also a human-interest story that shows how nasty (and greedy) humans can be (with some guns and high-tech gear of course). I saw it with two friends in IMAX 3-D and I wouldn’t see it any other way. It’s so worth the money and I honestly hope I can see it at least once more before it leaves the movies.
  2. Sherlock Holmes ……………………………  $16.5M
    I haven’t seen this one – but it’s on my “to-do” list! Robert Downy Jr. looks pretty yummy!
  3. Alvin & Chipmunks 2 ……………………….  $16.5M
    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this movie from my friends who have taken their kids to see it! It’s on Xander’s “to-do” list!
  4. Daybreakers…………………………………. $15.1M
    This movie looks awesome! On my “to-do” list! Saw it! Read my Daybreakers review!
  5. It’s Complicated …………………………….  $11.0M
    This movie was absolutely laugh-out-loud fabulous! Meryl Streep is always awesome (“I like a lot of semen …“), Alec Baldwin is hilarious and I just ADORE Steve Martin (“Not the best time to be feeling groovy“). Be on the lookout for toking-old people and Alec Baldwin’s ass! LOL!
  6. Leap Year……………………………………… $9.2M
    Looks cute but I probably won’t see it in the movies.
  7. The Blind Side ……………………………….  $7.5M
    Eh … this one doesn’t interest me.
  8. Up in the Air…………………………………. $7.1M
    This is supposed to be a really great movie! I really like George Clooney and the girl who play’s Jessica Stanley in the Twilight Saga movies (Anna Kendrick) is really funny. It’s on my “to-do” list.
  9. Youth in Revolt……………………………… $6.8M
    I’ve no idea what this movie is about! Oh, this is the one with Michael Cera. This is a maybe.
  10. Princess and the Frog ……………………..  $4.6M
    This movie was great!! It’s about time Disney came up with a smart and sassy female role-model! My son loved this movie! It had a few maybe-scary parts (it’s set in New Orleans and has a lot of voodoo references) but it was really a cool movie. I definitely recommend it!

Have you seen any of them? Please share what you thought!

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Moms at the Movies: New Moon

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If you’ve seen me posting on Twitter you know that I am a huge fan of the Twilight saga. I’m “Team Jacob” too and even wore a homemade t’shirt to the movies the other night to catch New Moon with about six other “old ladies” (all over the age of 25 but under the age of 50). The theater was packed with mostly tweenage / teenage girls of course who shrieked each time anything came on screen (I was the asshat screaming in the back row “OMG! LOOK! It’s a MOON!”).

New Moon was released on November 20, 2009 in the United States and Canada, and set domestic box office records as the biggest midnight screening and opening day in history when it grossed an estimated $72.7 million in its first day of release.

The movie was great though – I think it was much better than Twilight. I liked this book a lot more also – once you get passed all the teenage drama and angst (which really gets old). This book / movie is the reason I am “Team Jacob” lol … You absolutely HAVE to root for him by the end of this movie!

Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) really worked his ass off for this part – he looked great. Let’s just ignore the fact that he’s not legal yet okay? He looked HOT as did the rest of the Wolf Pack. With the exception of a few things the movie really did cover the book well. The ending in the movie was much better though I believe.

Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) reprises her role as the “I can’t live without a man” lead chick while Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) mopes around and reminds Bella to ‘keep her promise’ (unlike the book where Edward was merely a voice in Bella’s head).

I love watching the Cullen family interact on screen though. I’ve always been a fan of Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) and absolutely adore Ashley Greene (Alice). Unfortunately – I don’t think Nikki Reed looked quite as lovely as Rosalie in this movie. She seemed like more of an afterthought hair and makeup wise. I believe she was ‘wigged’ for this movie thus accounting for the terrible hair-do. What a shame as Rosalie is supposed to be absolutely gorgeous.

Nice to see that Jackson Rathbone (Jasper) looked a little less constipated in this movie. I know it’s just his character (of Jasper) but jeeze! Jackson is really hot normally!

I thought the casting for the Volturi family was absolutely PERFECT! I cheered when Dakota Fanning (Jane) came onscreen. She didn’t have a big role – but I’ve read she’s a massive Twilight fan; so I’m sure what little screentime she had was so worth it! Michael Sheen (Aro) was also perfect for his role. The way I pictured Aro in the book was a little ‘foppish’ yet also quite sinister. He seemed to channel Johnny Depp’s character in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” perfectly and thus, was perfect for Aro!

Rachelle Lefevre comes back in this movie as Victoria although she will not be in the next movie (Eclipse) which is a shame. She’s absolutely stunning and makes for a great beautiful yet absolutely dangerous vampire vixen.

The Wolf Pack featuring Chaske Spencer (Sam), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call), Tyson Houseman (Quil Ateara), Alex Meraz (Paul) and Bronson Pelletier (Jared) was pretty easy on the eyes too!

If you like Vampires and Wolves and neat CGI tricks go see New Moon. If you like hot guys and gorgeous girls go see New Moon. If you are obsessed with the Twilight saga go see New Moon. If your girlfriend is obsessed with the Twilight Saga .. take HER to see New Moon!

Have you bought your tickets for New Moon yet? Are you going to see the movie?

Why I Love Redbox

If you are looking for a cheap date idea or just have a list of movies that you want to watch (that your hubby just doesn’t agree with) than you have to check out Redbox. You can find these video rental “boxes” in front of a bunch of different stores including Farmfresh, Wal-Mart and for military types the Commissary and Exchange (PX)!

Redbox movies are usually new releases – but now they include older movies like Varsity Blues and Forest Gump (two “new” releases in my local Box) and have lots of movies for kids like Dora Christmas Carol and Spongebob: Truth or Square. The best part is that movies are just $1 per night! So, you can try out a movie – think of something super cheesy or ‘just for fun’ that you’d never want to spend $5 for (like at those ‘other’ rental places) and go ahead and rent it!

I rented The Haunted Airman the other day (you know, with Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame) and while I thought it was an interesting movie – I was happy I only paid $1 to watch it.

So anyway – check out Redbox and see if there is one near you. It’s awesome. Also – when you visit their website go ahead and sign up for text messages. Once a month Redbox shoots out a text with a code good for a free movie rental!