Reviews - Celebrating Family

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced (Plug-In Hybrid)

Disclaimer: I have been a lucky girl because I get to drive Toyota vehicles from time to time as part of a media partnership. All opinions are my own.I have driven quite a few Toyotas including Camry, Rav4, 4Runner, and my favorite the Highlander. I’ll admit that I had heard one too many Prius jokes […]

Same Kind of Different As Me (Movie Preview and Ticket Giveaway)

A new family-focused movie, Same Kind of Different As Me (based on the book), is going to hit theaters October 20 and I am excited to tell you about the film and give you a chance to win two Fandango codes to go watch it. The movie tells the story of Ron and Debbie Hall, a married […]

Leap! (Movie Review)

Félicie dreams of going to Paris and to become a famous dancer. Her best friend Victor wants to become a respected and famous inventor. Together, they take a leap of faith, running away from their orphanage to chase their dreams. However, they soon find that dreams require work, and maybe a little luck. Leap! is a fun, family-friendly movie […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Blu-Ray Extras

Like most people who watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I really enjoyed it. The characters from the first movie return and there are some surprises in the character development and story lines of many of them. The movie has a lot of action and violence, but it is also one of the funniest movies […]

The Nut Job 2

I was surprised when I heard a sequel to The Nut Job was being released. I’ll be honest, I did not like the first movie much. Contrarily, my daughter was “nuts” about the movie (sorry, I couldn’t resist). When she heard about The Nut Job 2, she was very excited and was happily looking forward […]

All Saints (Movie Review)

There is a lot of noise and negativity in the world these days. I am trying to make a concerted effort to focus on the positive and make changes where I can. One easy change is supporting movies with a positive message. The movie All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of Michael Spurlock, a […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming

I know what you are thinking. Spider-Man has been done, and done again so why should you go see this latest iteration? You should see this movie because this Spider-Man is unique. Not only because it is the result of a partnership between Disney and Sony, but because it is an entirely new take on the character […]

Cars 3

The Cars franchise has grown tremendously since the first movie raced onto the scene in 2006. Lightening McQueen is a household name and Cars Land is a dream destination for kids everywhere. The Cars movies appeal to racing fans and non-racing fans alike. But Cars 3 is not just another racing movie. In fact, I would […]

2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid

I recently had the opportunity to drive a 2017 Toyota Camry Hybrid and I was quite excited to test it out on our family road trip. I have driven hybrids on road trips in the past and found the gas savings amazing. Toyota adds a little pizzazz on their hybrid models which makes the experience […]

Megan Leavey (Movie Review)

We have all watched personal accounts of war experiences shared on the big screen. These movies always move us and often leave us feeling a little shell-shocked. Megan Leavey is a war movie that is unlike most of the war movies you have seen. It is based on the story of a real-life Marine who […]

Universal Studios Hollywood: Tips and Must-Dos for the Movie Lover’s Theme Park

I love movies. If you know me, you know that I quote movies (and TV shows) a little too often. I am not sure where this love started. Maybe it was with my earliest movie memories (E.T., Cloak and Dagger, Smokey and the Bandit). Most likely it was during my first visit to Universal Studios […]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

  I love road trips and I grew up in a family that loved road trips. My memories of these trips are full of singing, snacking, game playing, and memory-making. Of course, we should all be thankful that time sums up events and leaves us with a general picture because if I time-traveled back to […]