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In Theaters July 12th
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I really can’t look at that poster without cracking up. Want to know why? Because I can relate.
The movie behind that fabulous poster, Grown Ups 2, is coming out on July 12th. It stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade. Adam Sandler decides that he wants his own childhood friends in his kids’ lives, so he moves his family back to his hometown. But it doesn’t work out quite like he planned…
And I’ve got some info for you from Resourceful Mom (sounds better than Selfish Mom, doesn’t it?) on how to win some really great prizes connected to the movie. You really don’t want to miss out on this!
To celebrate the season, Shutterfly and Sony’s Grown Ups 2 – in theaters July 12th! – are holding an amazing Pinterest contest with one grand prize winner receiving a trip to LA, including both a Sony studio tour and a Happy Madison tour. To learn more about this incredible contest and receive the link to enter to win, join us at the Shutterfly Grown Ups 2 Summer Fun Pinning Party™. And because it’s a Resourceful Mommy exclusive – a Pinning Party™ – there are more ways to enter to win incredible prizes!
How to Participate and Be Entered to Win:
2. PIN! Pin any favorites from Shutterfly’s Summer Party Invitations using the #summerfun tag
3. Participate in the party on the 8th on Twitter.com in the hashtag #summerfun
Shutterfly Grown Ups 2 Summer Fun Pinning Party™
When: Monday, July 8th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET
Where: #summerfun on Twitter with @Shutterfly & @ResourcefulMom and on Pinterest at Pinterest.com/shutterfly
Don’t have a Pinterest account? No worries! Sign up for your free account at Pinterest.com. Winners will also be selected from those tweeting in the tag during the party hour.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Shutterfly gift code
Two winners will each receive a $50 Shutterfly gift code
Five winners will each receive a $25 Shutterfly gift code
Ten winners will each receive a GrownUps2 beach towel and a GrownUps2 inflatable raft
Got that? Shutterfly and Sony are giving away some fabulous prizes, and one of the ways to enter is to participate in the twitter party Resourceful Mom is hosting, where there will be more prizes! I hope to see you there.
And remember, Grown Ups 2 hits theaters July 12th!
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Nov 23, 2010 Uncategorized
My kids and I saw a sneak preview of the new movie Tangled, and I’m thrilled to say that Disney has once again produced a movie that I enjoyed as much as my kids did. The story revolves around Rapunzel and her seventy feet of magical hair. She’s spent her life trapped in a tower, being “protected” from the world by Mother Gothel. Yearning to be free and experience life outside of the only home she’s ever known, Rapunzel embarks on an adventure with a dashing criminal, Flynn Rider. Add a stolen tiara, a determined horse, a couple of thugs, a very protective pet chameleon, and a kingdom missing its princess, and you’ve got all of the ingredients for a beautiful adventure with some gorgeous songs and a lot of laughs.
Tangled is a 3D, CGI movie, but don’t expect soulless faces and gimmicky special effects. It’s a lush, expressive, visually stunning movie that makes you forget it’s in 3D. Believe me, that’s a good thing. Coming close on the heels of Toy Story 3, another great example of how studios should use 3D, Tangled draws you in with its depth and detail, and never slaps you in the face with any “Hey, look at me, I’m in 3D!” moments. Rapunzel’s hair is almost a character itself, and I shudder to think how many Disney animators went to the loony bin making it look so realistic.
Mandy Moore is just perfect as the voice of Rapunzel, both speaking and singing, and Zachary Levi conveys both unbridled confidence and tender longing as Flynn. Broadway powerhouse Donna Murphy annoyed me a bit when speaking Mother Gothel’s lines, and I can’t quite figure out if it was her interpretation, or just the way the character was written. But it doesn’t really matter, because she made up for it completely with her show-stopping number “Mother Knows Best.”
The supporting characters are all perfectly cast, but my favorite didn’t even talk: Maximus, the royal horse who takes it upon himself to hunt down Flynn. I get annoyed easily by talking animals, even when animated, so I’m very happy that Disney chose to leave all of the animals in Tangled mute, save for their natural animal sounds.
The best news for Disney is that my nine-year-old son loved the movie. My six-year-old daughter was a sure thing (Disney? Princess? Singing? Hair? No question she’d love it), but based on the commercials I’ve been seeing Disney is really hoping the boys show up to theaters too – they play up the adventure aspects of the movie much more than the romance.
We’ve actually seen Tangled twice so far (the first time was a fascinating early screening with a full story and score, but with the animation in different stages of completion), and my kids were riveted both times. And I sobbed in several places, both times. I laughed, I cried, I was moved…and you will be too.
Article first published as Movie Review: Tangled on Blogcritics.
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Dec 29, 2008 Randomosity
This is what’s been floating around in my head for the past week. I need to clear it out to make room for more.
So it finally happened: someone shot someone else in a movie theater for being too loud. I can relate. I’ve never shot anyone in a movie theater, but I have gone so far as to stand up and yell at someone when repeated looks and shushes had no effect. And I’m not talking about a couple of people talking softly to each other. I’m talking about people talking at full volume all through a movie. It happens all the time.
I don’t understand what’s wrong with people. They’re just completely unaware of what’s happening around them, that they’re bothering people who are trying to pay attention to the movie. There are several types that I encounter over and over:
- Smart woman/dumb man (or vice-versa) – the Mensa half of the couple has to explain just about every plot point to her date so that he can follow along even a little bit.
- The man who knew too much (it’s just about always a man) – the know-it-all who has to proclaim to the theater what’s going to happen before it happens, no matter how obvious.
- Clueless parents (type 1) – I know how frustrating it can be when you have a new baby and want to get out of the house, and either you can’t afford a sitter or you’re breastfeeding and can’t leave the baby at home. But it’s not fair to make the rest of the theater suffer. If you’re not willing to race out of the theater with your screaming baby the moment it starts making noise, then do the rest of us a favor and stay home. A lot of theaters even have special afternoon shows just for you, where you can bring your kid and not worry about bothering everyone else, because they all have their kids. Not the romantic date you had in mind, I know, but it’s better than ruining my date.
- Clueless parents (type 2) – Perhaps you missed the day in your parenting class when they covered where you shouldn’t take your young children. Number one on the list? The latest profanity-laden, nudity-filled, R-rated movie. What’s that? You didn’t take a parenting class? Why am I not surprised. Perhaps I should be happy that your children aren’t paying attention to the movie, and are instead throwing popcorn and running up and down the aisles. That’s probably better (for them) than if they actually paid attention to the very adult content showing on the screen. But it sucks for the rest of us.
- Self-important phone guy (it’s just about always a guy) – You’re important. Know how I know? Because your phone keeps ringing and you take each and every call. I bet you also have a huge penis and drive a big truck.
- Clueless phone woman (it’s just about always a woman) – You’re dumb. Know how I know? Because your phone keeps ringing and even though it’s obvious you don’t want the calls, you never learned how to turn the ringer off. So each time, you fumble and offer up a lame apology to the rest of us. I’m willing to bet that you also respond to everyone when you mean to respond just to the sender, and you have to have your boyfriend set your TiVo every time you want to record a show.
- The small bladder club – you know who you are. Please just sit on the aisle.
- The “I’m in my living room” couple – you’re not even talking about the movie. You’re talking about what to have for dinner tomorrow and whether or not you should go camping next weekend. Shut. The. Fuck. Up.
I’m not condoning even a little bit what this man did. I’m just saying I understand the urge.
An acquaintance of my sister sells these adorable hats (there are a bunch of animals to choose from, but I think this lion is my favorite). My sister has seen them in person and says that they’re really well made. I have no direct connection to this company, but I am a sucker for whimsical hats, and these look extra cute!
After some tough negotiations, my husband gave me an extra few weeks to get all of my stuff organized. Phew. Because there was no way I was going to finish by the end of the year. Not sure I’ll finish even with the extra time, but I’m going to give it my best shot.
Every year at Easter I buy Cadbury Mini Eggs. I buy at least a bag before Easter, and then as many half-price bags after Easter that I can find. I love them. When the last bag is gone I miss them and start thinking about next year’s bags. I’ve often found myself wishing that they were sold all year long, but really it’s probably a good thing they’re not.
Today, my mom presented me with a bag of Cadbury holiday chocolates that taste exactly like the Mini Eggs, but are round, and red and green. Now they’re available about half the year. I’m in trouble.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom