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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters this month with beautiful cinematography, familiar characters, a message of love, adventure, and more than a little controversy (I will address that later).  This live action iteration of a familiar fairy tale is pleasantly true to Disney’s animated version and includes songs from the […]

Pete’s Dragon (2016 )

“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.” – Llona Andrews Pete is a five year old boy at the beginning of Pete’s Dragon. We meet him in the backseat of a car as he and his parents head towards an adventure. However, tragedy intervenes and Pete soon finds himself alone in the forest. […]

Disney’s the BFG (Movie Review and Gobblefunk Word Search)

A new Disney movie is hitting screens around the country. Disney’s The BFG is an animated telling of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book. I was invited to attend an early media screening of the movie and I took my daughter, who has read the book, along with me. I have not read the book so […]

Finding Dory – Movie Review and Free Activity Sheets

When I first watched Finding Nemo, I was 6 months pregnant with my firstborn. I thought the movie was a visual masterpiece, but I did not connect with the story-line at all. Fast forward 13 years and two kids later and Finding Nemo is now a family favorite. My children were thrilled when we heard about Finding Dory […]

Disney’s Zootopia

I have a confession to make. Even though both of my kiddos were excited to see Zootopia, I seriously dreaded having to sit through yet another movie with talking animals and cute characters. I reluctantly dragged myself to an advanced screening of Zootopia and for the first five to ten minutes, it appeared that my […]

Disney’s The Finest Hours (Movie Review)

I had never heard the story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard before I saw a preview for Disney’s The Finest Hours. The movie is based on a true story and it is a story you will never forget. It is hard to spoil a movie that is based on […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Spoiler Free Review for Fans and Families

I was lucky enough to get to attend an early press screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I have promised a spoiler-free review in return. All opinions are my own! It’s been over 30 years since Return of the Jedi, and Star Wars fans like me have been waiting for Friday, when Star […]

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

I almost did not attend the pre-screening of Disney Pixar’s new animated family movie Inside Out. To tell you the truth, I thought it looked boring and childish. However, my daughter was very excited to go and so we went. It was a good lesson for me to never judge a movie by its brightly-colored […]

Disney Nature’s Monkey Kingdom

Disney Nature‘s newest film, Monkey Kingdom, is hitting theaters this weekend. This movie is a fun and adorable glimpse into the lives of the macaque monkeys who live among ancient ruins in the jungles of South Asia. I recently attended an early screening of this movie with my kiddos and we all really liked it. Monkey […]

Disney’s Cinderella (2015)

Before there was Elsa and Anna, there was Cinderella. The story is known to all, but still intrigues and delights the masses, especially little girls (and their mothers, too). Disney’s newest Cinderella movie is a live action film that stays true to the story we love, but also updates and expands on it. There is […]

Six Classic Live Action Disney Movies Your Family Will Love

I am a sucker for the classics, in both literature and on the silver screen. I love the feel of older movies and love sharing them with my children. Sometimes the movies I remember loving as a kid fall flat with my kiddos. However, many of my favorites have made their way into my children’s […]

The Lion King in 3D – You’d Better Hurry!

In case you have not heard, Disney released The Lion King in 3D in theaters on September 16 and is only planning to to keep it in theaters for two weeks. That means it will be out of theaters after Thursday. Disney will then release the movie in a DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack on October 4. I took my children […]