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Have a Movie Night To Celebrate Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

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Summer is well underway and we have been anticipating the upcoming arrival of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, as it’s going to be in theaters July 13! In this new film, the entire “Drac Pac” goes on a summer vacation together! It looks like another hilarious movie to go see together as a family.Here’s a synopsis: Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.
Now watch the Hotel Transylvania 3 extended trailer:

Have you seen the first 2 movies yet? I immediately fell in love with “The Drac Pac” after watching “Hotel Transylvania”. I love that these movies have such a fun storyline and include so many funny parts that are aimed at entertaining the adults in the theater too. I also love the all-star voice cast in each of the 3 films.To celebrate the upcoming arrival of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in theaters on Friday, July 13, we threw a summer vacation-themed movie party at home and re-watched Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2. It’s fun to set up this kind of party for all of the neighborhood kids to watch with us.
Here’s what we used to throw Summer Vacation-themed Movie Party:

  • The Hotel Translyvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 DVDs
  • Hotel Translyvania themed toys
  • popcorn
  • fun, fruity candies
  • pineapple drinking cups
  • leis
  • sunglasses

What are you doing to celebrate your summer vacation? Have you already purchased your tickets? Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will be in theaters everyone July 13, which will be here before you know it and you don’t want to miss the boat! If you haven’t purchased your tickets, you can do so here. After you go and watch it, be sure to come back here and tell me what you thought. I can’t wait to hear all about it! Happy Summer!For the latest movie updates, please visit here. Join in on the conversation on social using #HotelT3!

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Butterbeer Ice Cream now available at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood

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More fun and tasty news from Universal Studios Hollywood! Butterbeer™ ice cream is now being served at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™”, arriving just in time for summer.wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-logo

The rich palate-pleasing Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice cream is a delightful and delicious new addition to the menu of Butterbeer items currently available, including such Butterbeer favorites as traditional, frozen and hot beverages, as well as Butterbeer Potted Cream and Butterbeer Fudge.

butterbeer-ice-creamReminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread, Butterbeer ice cream is perfectly fine-tuned as a cool Hogsmeade treat and will be served at various carts located within Hogsmeade and at Three Broomsticks™.

Gathering inspiration from historic British taverns, the adjoining Hog’s Head pub features original draught beers and spirits created exclusively for the land, including Hog’s Head Brew, Dragon’s Scale, Wizard’s Brew and Fire Whisky. Also available are Pumpkin Fizz and Gilly Water and the three Butterbeer choices: traditional, frozen and hot.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts. A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with such retail venues as Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear, Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods and the Hogsmeade™ Station.

For more information please visit http://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood.

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The Ultimate Hotel Transylvania Giveaway + Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in Theaters 7/15

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School’s out and this summer’s highly anticipated release of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is just around the corner! In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all. Have you watched the official trailer yet?

Before going to see this all-new movie in theaters July 13, you can catch up on all the fun and laughs in Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 with a family movie night. Why not grab your monster-sized popcorn and get ready for the ultimate family night in because I’ve got a a double feature giveaway of Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at the bottom of this post. (So keep reading!) We loved both of these movies and can’t seem to re-watch them enough times. Hotel-TAll About Hotel Translyvania: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything.

DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie: Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
  • 3 Deleted Scenes
  • “Problem (Monster Remix)” Music Video by Becky G Featuring will.i.am
  • Behind the Scenes of “Problem (Monster Remix)”
  • Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer

Hotel Transylvania has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images.HotelTransylvania2All About Hotel Transylvania 2: In this monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features:

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.giveawayWhether you are going to plan a movie night or just want to refresh your memory by watching Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 before Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation comes out, be sure to enter my giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck, everyone! Thanks for reading!
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Watch the New Trailer for The Grinch in Theaters November 9

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Illumination and Universal Pictures present The Grinch, based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved holiday classic. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, it’s a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.
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Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpet with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. With a cave rigged with inventions and contraptions for his day-to-day needs, the Grinch only sees his neighbors in Who-ville when he runs out of food.the-grinch-1Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh.the-grinch-2Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one.

Here’s the trailer that was just released:

What did you think? Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all? Find out when it appears in theaters November 9, 2018. For more information and the latest updates, please visit http://www.grinchmovie.com

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Watch the All-New Trailer for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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It’s here! The all-new trailer for “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD” just debuted and we couldn’t be more excited!how-to-train-your-dragon-logo
From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.how-to-train-your-dragon-posterWhat began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.

Series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).

Now let’s all watch the brand-new trailer together:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is due in theaters March 1, 2019. For the latest updates, please visit http://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com.

Images and trailer are property of DreamWorks Animation and used with permission. 

 

Enjoy a Sensory-Friendly Screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story at Regal on 6/9

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Come join Regal THIS Saturday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. for the latest My Way Matinee movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.sensory-free Bring the kids, a friend or your favorite Wookie sidekick to Regal for a sensory-friendly screening of Solo: A Star Wars story, starring Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover.
Here’s the trailer:

My Way Matinee is a different way to experience the movies, allowing the audience to sing, dance and shout during the show. The program allows everyone to see the latest films with lowered volume and the house lights on. My Way Matinee provides this very special opportunity to experience a movie once a month. All screenings for the sensory-friendly movies will begin at 10:30 a.m. for the special ticket price of $6.50. For more information and to find a location nearest you, please visit http://www.regmovies.com/mywaymatinee.

 

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{Giveaway} Disney ZOMBIES Zom-Pom Friendship Snack Recipe + Enter to Win a Copy

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Have you watched Disney Channel’s Newest Original Movie “ZOMBIES”, yet? It’s such a fun movie! Full disclosure here: I’ve probably watched it more times than I can count on both of my hands! disney-zombies-posterDisney’s “ZOMBIES” is a music- and dance-filled story set in the fictitious world of Seabrook, a cookie-cutter community brimming with perky conformity 50 years after a zombie apocalypse. Today, the zombies pose no threat, but are required to live in Zombietown, an isolated, rundown community infused with their unique creative spirit. When zombies are finally allowed to enroll in Seabrook High School, the charming, charismatic zombie Zed, who is determined to play football, meets freshman Addison who dreams of being a cheerleader — the ultimate form of status in Seabrook. Addison takes a lot of flak for befriending Zed and his zombie friends, but comes to learn that zombies and cheerleaders aren’t so different after all. Zed and Addison work together to show Seabrook what they can achieve when they embrace their differences and celebrate what makes them a community.

The ZOMBIES cast includes:

  • Milo Manheim as Zed
  • Meg Donnelly as Addison;
  • Trevor Tordjman as Buck
  • Kylee Russell as Eliza
  • Carla Jeffery as Bree
  • Kingston Foster as Zoey
  • James Godfrey as Bonzo.

ZOMBIES will be on Disney DVD beginning April 24th and there are so many fun features included in the Bonus Material of this DVD, you won’t want to miss out.

  • Zombie Blooper Reel (DVD Exclusive)  – Laugh out loud at the Cast of ZOMBIES in this compilation of the funniest bloopers and outtakes from the making of the film.
  • The Zombie Survival Guide To High School (DVD Exclusive) – This piece uses a visual motif of a Zombie Survival Guide, with styled infographics and hosted by the talent. We go down the list of some of the most important survival tips for Zombies and humans on how to get along and make the best of high school.
  • Dance Tutorial – Join Meg Donnelly (Addison), Kylee Russell (Eliza) and ZOMBIES Choreographer, Christopher Scott, as they show you how to dance along to the ‘BAMM” Music Video.
  • Deleted Scene #1 (DVD Exclusive) – It’s a Cheer-tastrope
  • Deleted Scene #2 (DVD Exclusive) – New Jacket, New Name
  • Audition Tapes (DVD Exclusive) for Milo Manheim & Meg Donnelly’s Auditions
  • Music Video – “BAMM”
  • Lyric Video – “BAMM”

disney-zombies-zom-and-pom-mixAt Seabrook High, it takes GUTS to be Yourself and it’s Zoms vs.Poms, well at least at the beginning of the movie. We made a fun “Zom Pom Friendship Snack Mix” recipe that was super easy to make and perfect for watching “ZOMBIES” together! The mix represents “Zoms” with a bit of green and “Poms” with pink.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own batch of “Zom Pom Friendship Snack Mix”:

  • 1-2 bags of microwave popcorn, popped and cooled down
  • 1 bag of pink (or lime green) candy melts
  • any kind of colorful sprinkles
  • vegetable oil
  • fun cups for serving

zombies-zom-pom-friendship-snack-mix-ingredientsInstructions

  • Pop bags of popcorn in the microwave. Allow to cool down and put into a large bowl, removing any unpopped kernels.
  • In a separate glass bowl, pour in 1/2 to 3/4 of the bag of candy melts. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Do this 2 more times. Add a little bit of vegetable oil to the melts and stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn in the bowl and mix together to coat the popcorn to your liking.
  • Shake in some fun sprinkles. (You can add other things like chocolate chips, pretzel sticks or small candies too.)
  • Serve up your mix in cute bowls for an extra fun touch and grab a seat on the couch to watch “ZOMBIES”!

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I’m also hosting a giveaway! One (1) of my readers will each win a copy of the Disney “ZOMBIEs” DVD! To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post telling me if you’ve watched this movie yet and if so, how many times? I will accept comments as entries through Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. One (1) winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and contacted via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents of the Continental U.S., ages 18 years and older. Good luck everyone!

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{Giveaway} Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals Now on DVD + Enter to Win

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Hey, are you a fan of Disney Junior’s “Puppy Dog Pals”? We are! We are huge pet lovers and absoluetly adore watching it! Now you can join fun-loving Pug Puppy Brothers Bingo and Rolly on Paw-some Adventures Around Their Neighborhood and the World, when you bring home Puppy Dog Pals on DVD!puppy-dog-pals-dvd

Here’s a synopsis of the DVD:
They’re cute, cuddly and all collared up for pup-tacular adventures! While their owner Bob is away, adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly embark on exciting missions stretching from their own backyard to amazing locations all around the world! With support from their “big sister” Hissy, a neighborhood full of animal friends and Bob’s high-tech inventions, these hilarious heroes are always ready to unleash totally paw-some fun!
The Voice Cast features:

  • Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo
  • Sam Lavagnino as Rolly
  • Harland Williams as Bob
  • Jessica DiCicco as Hissy
  • Tom Kenny as A.R.F.

The run time is 144 minutes.
Get ready for a tail wagging fun time for the whole family! Bring it home today on Disney DVD for a doggone good time, it’s sure to have you barking with laughter!

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I’m also hosting a giveaway! One (1) of my readers will each win a copy of the “Puppy Dog Pals: Going on a Mission!” DVD! To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post telling me which character is your favorite from the show. I will accept comments as entries through Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. One (1) winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and contacted via email. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents of the Continental U.S., ages 18 years and older. Good luck everyone!

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Sherlock Gnomes Inspired Easter Basket + Free Printable Tic-Tac-Toe Game

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Sherlock Gnomes is coming to theaters THIS Friday, March 23rd and we couldn’t be more excited because we loved the first one and absolutely adore Gnomeo and Juliet! Who wouldn’t? gnomeo-and-juliet-first-posterThe beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.

JULIET (Emily Blunt) and GNOMEO (James McAvoy) in "Sherlock Gnomes" from Paramount Pictures and MGM.
JULIET (Emily Blunt) and GNOMEO (James McAvoy) in “Sherlock Gnomes” from Paramount Pictures and MGM.

This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.
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If you haven’t already watched the trailer, here it is:

I was inspired to make a Gnomeo and Juliet garden-themed Easter basket this year since the release of “Sherlock Gnomes” is so close to Easter. It was super easy to put together since there seemed to be a bunch of “untraditional” colors of baskets and plastic eggs at the store plus I felt like the red and blue accents went with the gnomes’ colors. sherlock-gnomes-easter-basketI also made a fun “Gnomeo and Juliet” Tic-Tac-Toe Game to go in the Easter basket because honestly, I’m obsessed those little gnomes so much. sherlock-gnomes-tic-tac-toe-game-2All you need to do is print out your own copy here and grab 2 different colors of manipulatives, candy or any other small items and play with your favorite little partner. It’s also perfect for using in a classroom or with homeschool curriculum.gnomeo-and-juliet-tic-tac-toe-boardDo you have plans to go see Sherlock Gnomes when it hits theaters March 23rd? For updates on this film, follow along on the official website, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, you can join in on the conversation on social media by using #SherlockGnomes! To purchase your tickets in advance for this film, please go here.

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