I have always loved playing video games – ever since I was a young girl and got my first Nintendo system. I enjoy all types of games, but some of my favorites have always been the LEGO games. These games can occupy me for literal hours on end. We own quite the collection of them – Harry Potter, Marvel Super Heroes, Dimensions, and now we have added the LEGO Ninjago Movie! I was super excited to see this show up in the mail because I just knew I would love it!
I am so excited to let you guys know that I am heading to LA for the #ThorRagnarokEvent with 24 other awesome bloggers in a couple of weeks! Make sure you follow along 10/9 to 10/11 as I do so many cool things including walking the red carpet at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere. I will also be chatting with some of the cast and filmmakers, so if you have any questions, please let me know. That is not all we will be doing though, so check out the full details here.
My girls and I cannot wait to go see My Little Pony: The Movie in theaters next month! We are a family of huge pony fans – even my husband wants to go see this movie! So since we heard about this film, we have been eagerly awaiting the release. On top of the fact that we love the characters, the cast is stellar – making this a must see movie for us! Zoe Saldana is one of my favorite actresses so I am dying to see her voice Captain Celaeno.
Let’s face it, 2017 has already been a pretty good year for movies. Especially for geeks like me! I mean, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and now we have Thor: Ragnarok to look forward to. I know I have told you guys time after time, but I am am a pretty big comic book fan. I have been reading Marvel Comics since I was a little girl – and Thor has always been a favorite of mine. If you don’t know much about Thor and Hulk besides what you have seen in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), I encourage you to pick up these few comics to familiarize yourself with them more.
This summer, my family and I hosted several Disney movies under the stars nights. These were a total blast to put together! I themed our snacks, decor, and activities around the films that we were watching. It would only take us a few minutes to set up our screen and projector – and this quickly became something we tried to do every week or so. We have always enjoyed a good family movie night, but there is quite like having one under the stars.
In case you some how have missed it, my daughters and I are HUGE My Little Pony fans! I grew up watching them and I am not ashamed to admit, I have been watching the latest series, Friendship is Magic, with my girls all the time. Even my husband is a fan of My Little Pony. So naturally from the moment we saw the trailer for My Little Pony: The Movie, we knew it was a must see for our family.
As most of you know, I have two young daughters. From the moment they first saw the Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie trailer, they wanted to see it. We ended up going to see it in theaters and I admit, I loved it! My husband and I walked out of there totally shocked that we actually were looking forward to seeing it again. You can’t beat the cast, and, despite many potty jokes, it is hilarious!
As you probably know, Taika Waititi is directing Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017. When I heard this news, I was thrilled – because I love his work. But in talking with friends about it, I was honestly surprised by how many knew nothing about him or his movies. I immediately gave them a list of three movies and told them to watch them right away.
Who doesn’t love a good Disney•Pixar movie? I mean, you are guaranteed to feel love, sadness, and to cry – a lot – for both of those reasons. Take Inside Out for example – I still cannot hear the words “Bing Bong” without shedding a tear or twenty. But that is what makes me love these films so much. They make me feel things. And from the moment I saw the first glimpse of Coco at the D23 Expo in 2015, I knew that it would do the same. The latest trailer and poster just came out and WOW, they have me even more excited for this movie than I already was.
DisneyNature movies are some of my favorite movies to cuddle up with my daughters and watch. They love them because they are filled with adorable animals, and I love them because – well, basically the same reason. I am always impressed by how much my girls learn about nature and animals when we watch them. Yes, there are usually some rough parts to get through, but they understand the circle of life very well for a 4 and 5 year old – in part due to films like these.
In our house, we are huge Fluttershy fans! Don’t get me wrong, all of the My Little Pony Mane Six are great in their own way, but Fluttershy stands out to me. She is my favorite, as well as my youngest daughter’s favorite. Even my husband likes her. What I adore about her is her love for animals and also how soft spoken she is. When we found out there was going to be a new My Little Pony Friendship is Magic DVD that focuses on our favorite shy pony, we were thrilled! Friendship Is Magic: Fluttershy is coming to DVD on September 12 – and we were lucky enough to get an advance copy!
Guys, I am over the moon excited to share with you that casting for “Aladdin,” the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London! This is a movie that I have been waiting for for a long time. One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was always Aladdin. I love all of the music – and even used to put on concerts with my friends for my parents featuring the soundtrack!
As you probably know, I was lucky enough to hit the red carpet for the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 premiere and interview the cast. It immediately became my favorite comic book movie for many reasons. This movie brings the feels, y’all. It is incredibly well done. The cast, the director, the humor, the emotions – all reasons to love it. GotG Vol. 2 is out on digital HD right now, and will hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on August 22nd. To help celebrate, I threw a movie night under the stars with my family – and I am sharing our fun with you so you can do the same!
Stephen King’s “IT” is one of the most beloved horror films (and books) of all time! As fans, we have the pleasure of seeing this film brought to the big screen very soon. In order to help celebrate, The Hopping Bloggers have come together to give one lucky winner an IT Prize Pack! This is quite the collection of amazing items – I totally want to win it!
As you likely already know, I am a HUGE Star Wars fan! Today is Force Friday II, which I have been looking forward to for weeks. This morning, I grabbed my brand new Sphero R2-D2 & BB-9E (more on those later!) and headed out to my local GameStop. I was so excited to celebrate today at one of my all time favorite stores. As soon as I walked in, I was blown away by all the cool merchandise and deals that they had. If you are a Star Wars fan, I strongly encourage you to check out your local GameStop this weekend!