If you know me, than you know what a big movie lover I am. My husband and I almost always spend our one date night a month at the movies and we take our young daughters at least twice a month to a movie. Every week we have family movie night. I am so excited for this upcoming year of films – can we just talk about Marvel movies for a second? Captain America Civil War and Doctor Strange! Eeek – this Marvel fangirl cannot wait!!
Alright guys, you should know that I am a huge Marvel fan if you have read my blog at all. As an avid reader of Marvel Comics, I have been waiting for this story to hit the big screen for quite some time now. From what I have seen, I think that the story is going to be very similar to the comics and that the feud that causes the rift between Iron Man and Captain America will be very similar. If that is the case (and honestly, even if it is not) we are in for a treat. This film is going to amazing. Watch the trailer below – check out that last scene with Iron Man, Captain America, and Bucky – WOW! There is going to be a lot of incredible stuff in this film. I am anxious to see who is on who’s side and if they end it how I anticipate they might. If they take some things right out of the pages of the comics – there are going to be tears, well, at least from me. If the basics of it are the basics of this story line in the comics, I will be Team Iron Man. One thing is for sure, I cannot wait to watch this film. Fingers crossed we get a Dark Avengers story line next!
I recently received Disney Marvel’s Avengers Playmation and have been on an adventure ever since. You can read my full review of the game here, but the gist of it is that you strap on repulser gear to help the Avengers battle Ultron and go on missions. It is a blast and I have been having so much fun running around and playing it with my 4 year old. There are several new smart figures out to help expand game play and now there are some pretty amazing accessories from PowerA. If you have Playmation, these are MUST HAVE accessories. Until I got these, I was storing my Playmation in the box it came in and burning through batteries faster than I care to admit (I may or may not be playing for hours a day – it is FUN y’all!). If you are purchasing Playmation for any one this holiday season (or for yourself, admit it), then be sure to grab these as well.
It’s that time of the year where I feel super generous, so I have teamed up with a few of my D23Expo blogging friends to bring you yet another amazing Giveaway. This giveaway is for a Playmation Starter Pack and boy are you going to love this new interactive gaming system. The Playmation gaming system is so interactive, fun and enjoyable I had to write a blogpost all about it.
With Playmation, you can become an Avenger and join forces with your favorite super heroes. My 4 year old was in awe of the repulser gear. When I put it on, her eyes nearly popped out of her head as she exclaimed that I was an Avenger and the coolest mom ever! I did not think she could be any more excited until I powered it on and she heard J.A.R.V.I.S. start explaining to us how to use the repulser gear and what our first mission was. You should have seen us, we were both running around the back yard and blasting the power activators, ducking behind trees (and each other), and laughing hysterically. This was such an incredible bonding experience with my daughter. I am a ridiculously huge Marvel Comics fan so being able to pass on the love for these characters to her in such a unique way was a dream come true.
As you all know, I am a HUGE Marvel Comics geek. I really am. Hawkeye is currently my favorite Avenger. I love his stories in the comics and Jeremy Renner plays him so well in the movies. What you may not know about me, is that I am also a huge sports fan. I grew up outside of Boston so I specifically love the Red Sox and the Patriots. So when I heard about Bleacher Creatures and was told that I would have the opportunity to get one, well, it was a hard decision! I ultimately settled on a Hawkeye one over a Tom Brady one because my inner nerd won out.
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I am so beyond super excited for Ant-Man this weekend! I was planning on going tonight but it is my mom’s last night in town visiting so we are pushing it off until tomorrow night. I will be sure to let you guys all know what I think of it though. As a huge fan of the comic books, I think that Paul Rudd is going be great as Scott Lang. I am eager to see how the movie is done and the plot line they have chosen. I have heard to be sure to stay through TWO sets of credits! I shared a special Ant-Man inspired Cinnamon Raisin Cupcake & Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe with you recently and now I have a huge 20-page Family Activity Pack for you! It is filled with coloring pages, mazes, spot the differences, and more!
My daughters and I love Play-Doh. They have so much fun creating things and using their imaginations – and I love to see them learn with it. I have been told by my older daughter’s teacher that cutting Play-Doh is really good for their hand dexterity as well – so we pull it out several times a week. I love watching the wheels in their heads spin as they build with Play-Doh. They have a Play-Doh Cake Mountain that they love (read that review here) and so I was really excited to find out that Hasbro came out with some more fun playsets!
I am so excited about Marvel’s Ant-Man. As you all know, I am a HUGE Marvel fan! I am counting down the days for Marvel’s Ant-Man and cannot wait to go see it this summer! I just know Paul Rudd will be awesome in it! I had to let you guys know since it is FanGirl Friday, that there is a new Ant-Man poster available! It is awesome and just makes me want to see the movie anymore. I absolutely love the Ant-Man costume.
OK guys, I am so super excited about this! Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, the third installment of its Super Hero franchise. The movie opens in theaters everywhere on May 6th, 2016 and I for one, have a countdown going. As a HUGE Marvel buff (I know, I know, you know this by now) I am thrilled about this! I could not be more excited about it. Having read all the comics, I cannot help but wonder just what is going to happen. I hate that I swear no spoilers to you guys because I am sure there is a lot of action, drama, and rifts headed our way! I feel like Avengers: Age of Ultron did really good at foreshadowing something that might happen. Side Note: If you have not seen it yet, you have to! I am thinking of going for the second time this weekend.