Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Join the Free Alamo Kids Club and 5 Ways Families Can Beat the Heat this Summer #Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse, opinions expressed are 100% our own. 

Summer will officially be upon this weekend and where most kids around the nation have already traded in their school books for camp fun, in NYC we still have 6 more days of school. It's been so humid and rainy lately our 'cereal' movie watching family can't think of a better way to beat the heat than by grabbing seats at a cool Alamo drafthouse location where we can catch some of the newest blockbusters like Toy Story 4, Spiderman Far from Home and Disney's The Lion King, that we've excitedly been counting down for. With dozens of locations across the U.S from New York City, to Texas, California, and neighborhoods in between families will love the new Loyalty Program and Alamo Kids Club. To celebrate our love of movies, food and Summer's arrival we've partnered with Alamo Drafthouse for a fun giveaway!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Don't You Dare Close Your Eye's! 4 Reasons Disney's Aladdin is a Must See + Video Review and Giveaway #Aladdin

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Jakks Pacific whose sponsoring this giveaway and our annual holiday toy drive. Thank you for reading & supporting the brands who help us support families in need. 

Growing up I remember watching Disney’s Aladdin in the living room of our 2 bedroom apartment in Queens, we'd pull off all the seat cushions from the couches and spread each of them across the floor. My sissy and I would pretend that we were hopping from one rooftop to the next like we were being chased through the city of Agrabah. I'm surprised we didn't ruin the dang VHS ribbon after the number of times we played that tape. We'd belt out all of those catchy songs at the top of our lungs and crack up at Robin Williams in his larger than life role as the Genie.

Fast forward to today and us 80’s and 90’s babies have been waiting patiently for the release in theaters, some of us with a little skepticism after seeing what felt like subpar trailers and having high expectations of Disney’s latest live-action update. Would it be masterfully produced, and visually engaging? It's freaking Disney of course and Guy Ritchie was at the helm in the director's seat giving his touch of fast action and grit, while the legendary Alan Menken would undoubtedly have us singing along on a new adventure, with 2 brand new songs.

Aladdin is one of those movies that quintessentially represents our childhood and we knew there was no way with all the cinematic magic in the world that Disney could fail us, or could they?

I'll say this, Don’t You Dare close your eyes on this movie or underestimate Will Smith in his role as the Genie! We screened the film with our 2 boys and it brought a whole new world to light in a way that was true to the nostalgiac storyline yet updated with a few modern twists that were meant to appeal to a Gen Z audience.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Nickelodeon's Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Returns with WWE Superstar John Cena

"You Can't See Me" is WWE superstar John Cena's infamous tagline, but it's the furthest from the truth because we can see him practically EVERYWHERE these days. From mainstream movies on the big screen to commercials w/ our favorite household brands on the small screen and even a children's book about a little monster truck with guts, the professional wrestler and actor has been solidifying his career outside of the ring as rumors swirl about his retirement. Nickelodeon is launching the family fun game show, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, with a week of premieres beginning Mondy, June 10th, at 7:00pm. (ET/PT). Hosted by John Cena, who also serves as executive producer. We love this show and play kids against grownups while tuned in and can't wait for the revamped series to start!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Sun is Also a Star: NYC Screening and Fandango Giftcard Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post any opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Are you a believer in fate and destiny or do you think that life is purely based on fact and science? It's been a while since I've read a good romantic story that later unfolds on the big screen, so I'm really looking forward to seeing The Sun is also a Star. story that follows College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) who meet -- and fall for each other -- over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City.  As a New Yorker born and raised I always enjoy movie scenes that use this crazy city I love as a backdrop, and spotting neighborhood staples, touristy spots and the mix of culturally diverse people that make this a special place.

Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation just as fiercely as she's fighting her growing feelings for Daniel.

In anticipation of the release of The Sun is Also a Star in theaters, we're giving away passes to an NYC screening and 10 Fandango gift cards. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mama's Night Out on Broadway: Pretty Woman the Musical and Discount Code

Disclosure: This post is made possible by support from Pretty Woman: The Musical. All opinions are my own.

Meeting up with my wifey for lifey Erin back at our old stomping grounds of Times Square (where we taught preschool together) for dinner while catching up on life and then to see Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway were the makings of a fantastic early Mother's Day celebration. Clearly, growing up we were both fans of the cult classic 1990's movie starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and wondered how this adaptation would translate on a Broadway stage. It can really be hit or miss trying to recreate such an iconic story to a live audience in a way that will allow viewers to separate the film from the show with an open mind and appreciation for any newer elements.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Make it a Movie Night: Lego Movie 2 the Second Part DVD Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Warner Bros to facilitate this giveaway 

Everything is still awesome for fans of the Lego Movie franchise because Lego Movie 2: the Second Part is officially out on DVD today! Our tribe of lil' monsters couldn't wait to get together for a chill viewing party and of course couldn't wait to sing along to that song that's clearly still stuck inside my head as I type this post. It’s time to go where no brick has gone before when “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD Special Edition and Digital. The much-anticipated sequel reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all-new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city and we're celebrating the DVD & digital release with a giveaway!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Detective Pikachu NYC Screening Ticket Giveaway

"I wanna be the very best, Like no one ever was.To catch them is my real test, To train them is my cause."  Lmao, I remember wanting to be a Pokemon Trainer with my own Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbosaur, and Jigglypuff - as 80's babies and 90's kids we knew we had to catch them all! Flashing back to my childhood whenever I see Pikachu, I crack up laughing because it's pretty crazy how the anime cartoon I loved watching is now an obsession with my tween and teen boys. Only they're on some next level fandom, with their toy pokeballs, Nintendo 3DS games, talking-light up plush and Pokemon cards all over our apartment floor. And now there's Detective Pikachu, a live-action moving hitting theaters on May 10th that we're all pretty hyped about. 


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